Stiff Little Fingers To Release New Album.

Stiff Little FingersFriday 25th July 2014
Punk rock legends Stiff Little Fingers are set to tour the UK in August 2014. The tour is to coincide with the brand new studio album “No Going Back” – due out on August 11th 2014.

“No Going Back” shows a band at the height of their powers. From the album opener “Liars Club” through the ska vibe of “Don’t Mind Me”, through to the thumping bass of “Full Steam Backwards”, the album is laced with driving rhythms overlaid with the instantly recognizable vocals and lyrics of Jake Burns. The album is released on the group’s own imprint ‘Rigid Digits’ with global marketing and distribution by Mondo Recordings/INgrooves

Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland. Along with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, Stranglers, et al – Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement. They wrote initially about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, in songs like "Suspect Device" and "Wasted Life".

In November of '77, they released those two songs on their own Rigid Digits label, and sent a copy to BBC Radio One DJ John Peel, who started playing it every night. These were the first of what became SLF's signature style: lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and delivery that rings of honesty and commitment. In 1979 they became the first band ever to hit the UK top 20 album charts on an independent label with their debut Inflammable Material. The album chronicles the band's anger and frustration at "the Troubles" in Northern Ireland, and calls on youth to create their own reality. Their live shows continued to be special events of energy and power. The Go For It LP in '81 revealed more sophisticated song writing and musicianship, and another step in the shift from punk to power pop. The Now Then album of '82 alienated many of SLF's punk followers with its pop sound, and despite some glowing critical reviews, never got the recognition it deserved.

The band split in early '83. During the five years they spent apart, each member pursued musical projects. But none were as satisfying, or as successful, as Stiff Little Fingers.

In '87, Jake and Ali decided to do a few reunion shows. The audience response to the reunion shows was overwhelming; with sell-out crowds larger than any that SLF had played in their original incarnation. The response to the shows across the world surprised and delighted the band and their following continued to grow, with younger "new" fans alongside the old diehards. In '94 they released the Get a Life LP. The album helped renew interest in SLF just as newer bands that sited them as a major influence, such as Bad Religion, Sugar, Rancid and Therapy, were coming to prominence. In August 2003, Stiff Little Fingers released their ninth studio album, the critically acclaimed Guitar and Drum on the EMI Label, their most successful album since their reformation, which includes a moving tribute to Joe Strummer, entitled "Strummerville".

After many studio albums and countless tours, Stiff Little Fingers find themselves more in demand than ever. Using the band’s rich musical foundation as a building block, the time has come to bring the newest chapter of the band’s music to the world. The new songs, penned over the last decade, show a definite musical growth in the band.

UK tour dates are as follows:

Fri, Aug 1 Concorde 2, Brighton
Mon, Aug 4 Komedia, Bath, UK
Tue, Aug 5 Sub 89, Reading, UK
Thu, Aug 7 Queen's Hall, Nuneaton, UK
Fri, Aug 8 Winter Gardens, Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, GB
Sat, Aug 9 Empire, Middlesbrough, UK

Tickets priced £20.75 subject to booking fee.

 The Treatment Announce Second Leg Of 'Running With The Dogs' Tour.

The TreatmentFriday 25th July 2014
HAVING RECENTLY played to a bursting-at-the-seams tent at this year’s Download festival, part of a lengthy run taking in major European events and key supports (Alter Bridge, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, etc.), The Treatment have confirmed a second run of UK headline dates in support of current studio album, ‘Running With The Dogs’.

Prior to this tour, the Cambridge rockers will release a new single / video; titled ‘The Outlaw’ and taken from the aforementioned album, this live fave has been remixed by US producer Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry, etc.), and will come with a previously unreleased bonus track.

The 15-date ‘Second Bite’ tour kicks off at the Think Tank in Newcastle on October 6th and finishes at the Audio in Brighton on October 23rd ; support on all shows will be provided by groovy rock ‘n’ rollers Buffalo Summer and Aussie party rockers Massive, making their debut appearances on UK soil.

“We're absolutely stoked to be heading out again in the UK,” says Treatment frontman Matt Jones. “The first leg of the tour in February was so much fun that we thought we should do it all again! Opening for the likes of Aerosmith & ZZ Top has been amazing, but we’re excited to be planning a full set for the autumn – and rest assured we’ll be taking things up another gear… and there might be one or two surprises! We’re delighted that Buffalo Summer and Massive can join us, because we want each of the shows to be a full-on experience from beginning to end. A proper night of rock ‘n’ roll, no half-measures!”

For new Treatment lead guitarist, German-born Fabian Dammers, this will be the first time he has toured the UK, having made his inaugural appearance at Download 2014…

THE ‘SECOND BITE’ UK TOUR:-

OCTOBER 2014
06 Think Tank, Newcastle
07 O2 ABC 2, Glasgow
08 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
09 Roadmender, Northampton
10 Rock City Basement, Nottingham
11 Corporation, Sheffield
12 East Village Arts Club, Liverpool
14 The Cockpit 3, Leeds
15 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16 Underworld, London
17 Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
19 The Studio, Norwich
20 Joiners, Southampton
21 Cavern Club, Exeter
23 Audio, Brighton

Tickets are available at the following link: http://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/the-treatment

Meanwhile, The Treatment will finish the summer season with a main-stage performance at Raismes Festival, France, on September 6th ; they have also been added to the Planet Rockstock bill for 2014; this three-day event takes place from December 5th – 7th at Park Dean Holiday Park, Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, Wales.

 Against Me! Announce UK And European Tour.

SamoansThursday 24th July 2014
Cardiff-based four-piece Samoans have released a cut from debut album ‘Rescue’ for free download. The track ‘I Am Your Density’ encapsulates the direction the band is headed in and the band have also unveiled a music video to accompany it. Daniel Barnett (Vocals/Guitar/Piano) says “I get some of my best ideas when I wake up early and there's nobody about. I remember waking up with this bass line in my head and instantly started writing what would become 'Density'. I've never written a song so quickly before. Everything just fell in to place and it's probably our collective favourite on the album.”

‘Rescue’ is available now on 12" vinyl + download via Apres Vous Records (Hold Your Horse Is. The band have a number of live dates on the horizon, including support slots with No Devotion and Kids In Glass Houses.

Since forming in 2008, Samoans have established themselves as one of Wales' up and coming talents, creating a collection of intricate, yet melodic songs, drawing influence from a range of different genres to carve out their own distinctive musical direction. They have worked relentlessly, booking their own tours, gradually building up a dedicated following in their very own niche of progressive rock. The band’s live shows are notorious for their energy, fretboard mastery and exhaustive drumming.

‘Rescue’ was written and conceived after singer Dan broke his back in December 2012. Samoans were unable to play together for a number of months but found the situation gave them impetus to explore a new direction and write an album. The isolation of writing and recording demos in the confinement of his flat helped Dan to test a new vocal approach which has given the album a more melodic and considered feel, leaving behind the math-laden sound that tended to prevail in the band’s earlier works and making way for a more expansive sound. Influences come from far and wide, as the band were listening to a lot of Oceansize, Nine Inch Nails, Dinosaur Jr, Mogwai and Reuben whilst writing and recording ‘Rescue’. The album was recorded in just five days by Todd Campbell of Straight Lines (who was the band’s first ever drummer) at Stompbox Studios in Pontyclun.

TOUR DATES:

JULY (SUPPORTING NO DEVOTION):
25 London O2 Academy Islington
26 Glasgow O2 ABC2

AUGUST (SUPPORTING KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES):
2 Merthyr Soar Theatre
3 Swansea Sin City
4 Ebbw Vale Institute
5 Bridgend Hobos

 

 Against Me! Announce UK And European Tour.

Against Me!Thursday 24th July 2014
Following the release of their heralded new album, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” - Against Me! bring their punk rock anthems to the UK and Europe this Fall/Winter. Catch this incredible band at one of the following shows:

November:
13th Bristol, Bierkeller (headline)
14th Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 (headline)
15th Glasgow, King Tuts (headline)
16th Leeds, Cockpit (headline)
17th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms (headline)
18th Manchester, Academy 2 (headline)
19th London, Electric Ballroom (headline)
20th Germany, Kassel, Stadhalle (w/Broilers)
21st Germany, Kiel, Sparkasse Arena (w/Broilers)
22nd Germany, Bielelfeld, Seidenstickerhalle (w/Broilers)
24th Germany, Cologne, Stollwerk (headline)
25th Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlachthof (headline)
26th Netherlands, Tilburg, O13 (headline)
27th Germany, Braunschweig, Stadthalle (w/Broilers)
28th Germany, Siegen, Siegerlandhalle (w/Broilers)
29th Germany, Würzburg, S.Oliver Arena (w/Broilers)
30th Germany, Erlangen, E-Werk (headline)

December:
1st Germany, Munich, Backstage Halle (headline)
2nd Austria, Linz, Posthof (headline)
3rd Hungary, Budapest, A38 (headline)
4th Poland, Warsaw, Proxima (headline)
5th Belgium, Antwerp, Trix (headline)
6th Germany, Freiburg, Zaepfle Club ( w/Broilers)
8th France, Paris, La Fleche d’Or (headline)
10th Netherlands, Amsterdam Bitterzoet (headline)

Pre-sale tickets on sale 28th July with general tickets for all headline shows released on sale July 30th at 9am and available from the links above. UK Dates: http://www.gigsandtours.com/go/againstme

Laura Jane Grace also had the honour of presenting Joan Jett with the Icon Award at this week’s Alternative Press Awards - as well as performing ‘Soulmates to Strangers’ - a track she wrote for the Blackhearts new album - with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Slash and Billy Crooked (The Vacancies) Check out the awesome footage here:

http://bit.ly/WD1q6y - Icon Award
http://bit.ly/1sREi0Y - Live Performance of ‘Soulmates To Strangers’

We are only half-way through the year and the plaudits for Transgender Dysphoria Blues just keep on coming. Don’t just take our word on how great this record is:

The New York Times - “Crisp, distinct and vibrant”
Rolling Stone Magazine – "45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far"
TIME Magazine – "25 Best Songs of 2014 So Far" ("Transgender Dysphoria Blues")
SPIN – "50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far"
Alternative Press Magazine – "Best Albums of 2014 So Far"
Sound Opinions – “The Best Albums of 2014…So Far”
Consequence of Sound – "Best Albums of 2014 So Far"
Stereogum – "50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far"
Flavorwire – "25 Best Albums of 2014 So Far"
Mashable – Laura Jane Grace named one of 10 LGBT-Rights Activists to Follow on Twitter.

So there you have it! But just in case you don’t know - ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’ is the intense follow-up to the band’s previous full-length album, ‘White Crosses’ (reissued with bonus disc Black Crosses on Xtra Mile Recordings in 2011) and stands as another major benchmark for the band and its career spanning 10+ years.

Recorded at Studio 606, Earth Sound Studio, Motor Studio, Total Treble Studio and mixed by Billy Bush (Garbage, Muse, Tegan and Sara), “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” is an insightful and highly-provocative 10-song offering written by front woman Laura Jane Grace, whose material examines one’s grappling with gender dysphoria, the loss of a young friend and pure self-discovery, as well as love and ultimate acceptance. Featuring Grace’s signature, explicit songwriting and dominant vocals, the album also features longtime guitarist/vocalist James Bowman, drummer Atom Willard and Fat Mike of NOFX on bass for ‘FUCKMYLIFE666’ and ‘Unconditional Love’.

 Godsmack Release New Music.

GodsmackThursday 24th July 2014
Multi-platinum US rockers GODSMACK reveal ‘Generation Day’, the second track to be taken from forthcoming studio album ‘1000HP’, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘The Oracle’.

Listen to ‘Generation Day’ here: https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/godsmack-generation-day

‘1000HP’ will be released on September 1st via Spinefarm Records, and is available for pre-order at the following links:-

Amazon: http://po.st/nyKFtW
iTunes: http://po.st/D0lzsk

Since the release of their self-titled debut (1998), the Boston quartet – Sully Erna (lead vocals / guitar), Shannon Larkin (drums), Robbie Merrill (bass) & Tony Rombola (lead guitar) – have notched up a remarkable set of facts ‘n’ stats in the US and beyond: these include 4 Grammy nominations, 4 Platinum Awards, 20 million records sold, 3 consecutive US #1 albums, unmatched airplay records at radio, and many more…

“I think you can hear a real hunger in the sound,” says Erna. “We’re all pretty fired up at the moment, and that extends to taking our music overseas. It’s time to give some real focus to our touring activities outside of North America, and we think this new single will make our intentions clear. It’s one for the fans, and that means our fans everywhere…”

Produced & mixed by Dave Fortnam (Slipknot, Evanescence, etc.) working closely with Erna, ‘1000HP’ (the album) was recorded in Godsmack’s new HQ just 30 minutes from the heart of Boston, and the band’s calling-card weight, groove, power and spiritual tone are in evidence throughout, tempered here an’ there by more reflective moments, and – in certain cases – something of a new drift.

 American Scene Announce Second Studio Album.

American SceneThursday 24th July 2014
Oakland based indie rock band The American Scene has announced today that they will be releasing their second studio album, Haze, on September 8th via Pure Noise Records. In anticipation for the upcoming release, the band has launched a pre-order for the record and released a new video for their song “Royal Blue,” both of which can be accessed at TheAmericanScene.MerchNow.com. Additionally, the band has also debuted a new site American-Haze.com for exclusive content, future songs and video releases and more.

It’s no secret that the Bay Area has long been an inspiring hub of creativity and a hotbed for unique and prolific musical acts. From Oakland to San Francisco, the cities have produced some of rock’s most influential acts like Grateful Dead, Tom Waits, Green Day and Metallica and the area’s rich musical history has helped pave the way for its successful Outside Lands Festival and rising local bands like Young Prisms, Ty Segall and Tune-Yards. Every so often the Bay Area produces an inspiring new band or artist that will make waves in the U.S. rock scene and alter the current musical landscape. Enter The American Scene.

Formed in 2009, The American Scene got their start writing and performing shows in their native city of Oakland. Comprised of two identical twin brothers, Matt (vocals/bass) and Charles Vincent (drums) along with Chris Purtill (guitar) and Jeff Wright (guitar/vocals), the band released an EP, By Way of Introduction, in 2010 introducing the indie-alternative scene to their unique style of jangly indie rock riffs and inimitably mesmerizing vocals.

By 2012, the band had signed with local Bay Area indie, Pure Noise Records, and released their debut full-length record, Safe For Now. The release received top marks from local and national music critics and helped establish the band as one of the Bay Area’s best rising indie rock bands. Following the release the band spent the next few years playing shows with the likes of The Story So Far, Man Overboard, Handguns, Daybreaker among other, and amassing a hardcore following of fans along the way.

Fast forward to July of 2014 and The American Scene has announced the release of their highly anticipated follow up album, Haze, which was produced by Sam Pura (The Story So Far, Polar Bear Club, Self Defense Family) at The Panda Studios in Fremont, CA. After several releases and years on the road the band has settled in, found their groove and ready to explore their sound with a refined sense of experience and focused songwriting.

"This record came together very naturally,” explains Wright. “Going into it, we were much more conscious of the sound we wanted and what we wanted to portray with the songs. A great deal has changed about our lives since Safe For Now and we think Haze clearly reflects that in a concise and brilliantly framed light. We've grown with this record, just as we had with the last and we're very excited to see what it is that we can accomplish next."

Haze features ten beautifully written indie-rock songs, including the newly released track “Royal Blue.” The record is scheduled for release on September 8th and can be pre-ordered now at theamericanscene.merchnow.com.

Haze Tracklist:
1. Haze
2. Royal Blue
3. Nails of Love
4. 4th and Broadway
5. Dark Creak
6. What I Could Gather
7. Over To You
8. White Widow
9. Drone
10. Brume

 Massive Announce UK Tour With The Treatment.

Bloodstock Open AirThursday 24th July 2014
Go MASSIVE or go home! Riotous Aussie lads MASSIVE have announced dates for an extensive 15-date UK tour supporting Cambridge rockers THE TREATMENT.

The tour kicks off on October 6th in Newcastle and also includes support from Lords Of The Riff alumni BUFFALO SUMMER. The tour marks the first ever European shows for MASSIVE - notorious road dogs who once famously travelled 1,000 miles to play a single show. The band will be playing in support of their infectious debut album 'FULL THROTTLE' which was released this week.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 25th July, for the following shows:

Mon 6th Oct - NEWCASTLE Think Tank
Tue 7th Oct - GLASGOW O2 ABC 2
Wed 8th Oct - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Thu 9th Oct - NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
Fri 10th Oct - NOTTINGHAM Rock City Basement
Sat 11th Oct - SHEFFIELD Corporation
Sun 12th Oct - LIVERPOOL Arts Club
Tue 14th Oct - LEEDS Cockpit
Wed 15th Oct - CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
Thu 16th Oct - LONDON Underworld
Fri 17th Oct - COLCHESTER Arts Centre
Sun 19th Oct - NORWICH Studio
Mon 20th Oct - SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
Tue 21st Oct - EXETER Cavern
Thu 23rd Oct - BRIGHTON Audio

MASSIVE's debut album FULL THROTTLE was originally released independently in 2013 in the band's homeland of Australia, and is finally available now in the rest of the world, featuring four newly-recorded bonus tracks which weren't available on the original release, including two brand new original songs plus covers of AC/DC's "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)" and AEROSMITH's "Rats in the Cellar".

FULL THROTTLE is out now worldwide on CD, as well as limited edition coloured double vinyl in the following quantities and colours:

100 - Ghost White Marble
200 - Hot Rod Red/Yellow
300 - Massive Pink
400 - Black

Get FULL THROTTLE now on CD and coloured vinyl in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/massive. FULL THROTTLE is also available now on iTunes, including all four bonus tracks, at http://bit.ly/fullthrottle-itunes

 The Black Angels Release EP.

The Black AngelsThursday 24th July 2014
The Black Angels are excited to announce that their new offering Clear Lake Forest is out now via Blue Horizon. Clear Lake Forest saw a limited vinyl release on Record Store Day, but the 7-track set sees a much wider release today in a variety of formats, including 12" clear vinyl, CD and digitally. To celebrate, the band has unveiled a video for 'The Flop'. The clip meshes the band's performance of the song with some hypnotizing graphics.

NME gave the release an 8/10, saying that "The Black Angels' psych scholarship pays dividends here." Clear Lake Forest cut 'Diamond Eyes' premiered via Consequence of Sound, who called it a "highly refined slice of blues-meets-psych-rock, with singer Alex Maas delivering his sun-baked croon over swirls of hazy feedback and guitars that zig-zag like rainbow-colored basilisks."

Guitarist Christian Bland invites listeners to accompany him on a sonic journey: "After roaming through the Indigo Meadow, the time has come to journey to the Clear Lake Forest, where 7 tales of diamonds, executioners, and other strange occurrences await underneath the crystal waves lapping in the lake."

Once again, The Black Angels (Christian Bland - guitar, drone machine/organ; Alex Maas - vocals, bass, organ, drone machine; Stephanie Bailey - drums, percussion; Kyle Hunt - keyboards, percussion, bass, guitar; Jake Garcia - guitar, bass) prove themselves the undisputed avatars of contemporary psychedelic rock, simultaneously exalting the genre's kaleidoscopic past as they thrust it ever further into the future.

Clear Lake Forest tracklist:
1. Sunday Evening
2. Tired Eyes
3. Diamond Eyes
4. The Flop
5. An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street
6. The Executioner
7. Linda's Gone

 The Graveltones Tour Dates.

The GraveltonesWednesday 23rd July 2014
London’s hotly tipped, blues soaked, garage rock ‘n’ rollers THE GRAVELTONES are excited to announce a new single “Bang Bang” that will be released on the 8th September 2014. The single is taken from their debut album ‘Don’t Wait Down’, that was released through the bands own independent label Lagoon Dog Records and distributed by RSK Entertainment.

The band will also be heading out on a full regional UK tour this August / September.

With lyrics being compared to Bob Dylan, riffs to Rage Against The Machine, vocals to Howling Wolf and beats to Bonham, it’s easy to see why the dynamic duo have been stirring up such a frenzy on the London scene amongst music press and fans alike. Having smashed their way through their pledge campaign, the band recorded their debut at Monnow Valley and Miloco Studios and was produced by The Graveltones along with the producer Charlie Francis (REM, The Noisettes, Future Of The Left). The album was re-released in March as a deluxe edition featuring new tracks.

2013 was a hugely successful year for the band, having released their eponymous debut EP to rave reviews with Londonist naming #1 in the ‘Top London Bands To Watch In 2012’. The band have played an impressive 350 shows across the UK, Europe and Australia, including 4 UK tours with the likes of The Temperance Movement and American rockers Rivals. They also landed sync deals with the Irish Lottery and cosmetic giants Rimmel who took advantage of their phenomenal studio sound using the bands 1st single ‘I Want Your Love’ to front their national TV advertising campaign against the face of Kate Moss.

2014 is sure to see the band cement their position as one of the most exciting new live acts. The band will be heading out on a full UK regional tour and will be playing at Download Festival 2014.

Summer/Autumn Tour Dates
Sat 19th July Steelhouse Festival, EBBW Vale
Thur 21st Aug Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
Fri 22nd Aug Yardbirds, Grimsby
Sat 23rd Aug Stereo, Glasgow
Mon 25th Aug Roadhouse, Manchester
Tue 26th Aug Oobleck, Birmingham
Thur 28th Aug Waterfront Studio, Norwich
Fri 29th Aug Underworld, London
Sat 30th Aug Jersey Rock, Jersey
Mon 1st Sep Joiners, Southampton
Tue 2nd Sep Louisiana, Bristol
Wed 3rd Sep The Forum, Tunbridge Wells

 Cheap Girls Tour Dates.

Cheap GirlsWednesday 23rd July 2014
Cheap Girls have just announced their UK tour. Following U.S. tours with the likes of Against Me!, The Gaslight Anthem & The Hold Steady, the band will come to these shores for the following dates:

11 November LEEDS Cockpit 2
12 November GLASGOW 13TH NOTE
13 November MANCHESTER Star & Garter
14 November LONDON The Dome (Tufnell Park)
15 November SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
16 November KINGSTON Fighting Cocks
17 November BRISTOL The Exchange

The UK shows will be the first chance to hear new material from their album debut for Xtra Mile Recordings, Famous Graves (out now). You can hear three tracks from the album here in live session, incl. 'Knock Me Over' which gained radio support at XFM & Amazing Radio.

 Headbanger Balls Tour Is Go..

Headbangers BallWednesday 23rd July 2014
UK thrash giants ONSLAUGHT have been announced as the final Headliner of this year's HEADBANGERS BALLS tour.

After incredible reviews for their latest album VI and a storming international tour ONSLAUGHT are a band that are once again ripping up venues around Europe. The thrash legends head up an eclectic mix of rock and metal at all day show at The Flapper in Birmingham on 6th December. ONSLAUGHT join headliners FLESHROT London 15th November, SAVAGE MESSIAH Manchester 8th November and BULL RIFF STAMPEDE Gloucester, 13th December in leading the four main all day shows making up this years exciting tour.

Andy Pilkington of the HEADBANGERS BALLS said “we're truly honoured that the ONSLAUGHT boys see us as a worthwhile cause. They'll be leading an already exceptional line up including main support act Beholder, Martyr De Mona, Warlord UK, Morgue Orgy, Left For Red, Reign of Fury and more. We're dedicated to making this show an exciting blend of old masters and newest talent from the area, following our blueprint in 2014 of showcasing the best each area has to offer."

The HEADBANGERS BALLS have teamed up with the BEARDFEST festival to host the Birmingham event. BEARDFEST will be helping to raise money for Teen Cancer Trust and with ONSLAUGHT on board as headliner, this is one event that will be a highlight of the metal calendar in 2014.

Earache Record's SAVAGE MESSIAH have powered their way on the European scene with a reputation for highly charged live shows, and will lead an exceptional rock lineup including Collibus, Babylon Fire, I.C.O.N, Line of Fire, and the immense talent of Massive Wagons among others. The show is in partnership with Viper events.

Death metal masters FLESHROT, newly re-formed for 2014, join a London show partnered with Chaotic Tapestry Management, who represent several of the bands on the bill such as Taunton's Flayed Disciple, Virus, Meta-Stasis, One For Sorrow and new boys on the block Reprisal. Also announced for this brutal billing are Morgue Orgy, and of course the hosts of the tour Reign of Fury. The show will cater for even the heaviest tastes and is sure to make it's mark in one of the best young music venues in London, Boston Music Rooms.

BULL RIFF STAMPEDE, one of the UK's hottest thrash metal properties, lead a Gloucester show at new venue OLYMPUS THEATRE in partnership with Nerva Events, bringing a much needed hub to one of the most vibrant metal regions in the UK. Reign of Fury will be playing to their first home crowd on a Headbangers Balls date, and with bands such as Seprevation, Lifer, and Hellbound this will be the biggest collection of South West talent seen on one lineup for some time.

The tour will also be teaming up with several local promoters to take in in several free warm-up shows leading up to the all day events, with bands like Anihilated, Collapse and Spirytus on board.

To date the Headbangers Balls project has raised over £12,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust, and this year has seen its supporters even more involved than ever with the Hairy Balls Challenge raising over £5000, and their Kickstarter Campaign release of the 2014 compilation album reaching the funding target it just 3 hours.

 Billy The Kid Streams New Single.

Billy The KidWednesday 23rd July 2014
Canadian songwriter Billy the Kid will release her fourth album ‘Horseshoes & Hand Grenades’ on 8th September 2014 through Xtra Mile Recordings on a worldwide release. It was produced by Frank Turner, who also plays on the record alongside The Sleeping Souls drummer Nigel Powell. Tracklisting is below and it can be pre-ordered here -http://bit.ly/1hkNapW. With recent single ‘Back To You’ already receiving plays on Radio 1, 6Music and Amazing Radio, Billy will follow this up with a double A-side single featuring ‘Phone Bills’ and The Quarry’ – set for release on 8th September. You can stream ‘Phone Bills’ now. Billy will also be playing a few shows in the UK in September before heading back for a support run with the one and only Billy Bragg across America and Canada. Full dates are:

AUGUST
29 Bristol Birdcage, UK
31 Leeds Brudenell, UK
SEPTEMBER
01 Manchester The Castle, UK
03 London Black Heart, UK

SUPPORTING BILLY BRAGG
12 Chicago City Winery, USA
15 Cleveland Music Box Supper Club, USA
17 New York City Winery, USA
18 New York City Winery, USA
19 Riverhead, NY Suffolk Theatre, USA
20 Bellow Falls, VT Bellow Falls Opera House, USA
22 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall, USA
23 Fredericton, NB The Playhouse, Canada
24 Charlottetown, PE PEI Brewing Company, Canada
25 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Canada
27 St John’s, ND Cochrane United Church, Canada

Billy says of ‘Horseshoes & Hand Grenades’, “I definitely took Frank's lead as far as how to approach the recording process. Eventually it became apparent that we were a pretty good team but he came up with the concept of recording ‘live off the floor’ which I think contributed a lot to the finished product… I just think it sounds badass.” It is badass. Billy’s voice is immediately introduced on album opener ‘Phone Bills’, while Nigel’s ricocheting drums hesitate, roll and jump ahead of her, then everything collides in synchronicity. ‘The Quarry’’s sublime picking leads into evocative lines about fleeing an unnamed town, the stumbling drums playing the part of unknown pursuers’ rapidly gaining footsteps.

All of Billy’s previous DIY-driven projects were crafted with the aid of money garnered from crowd sourcing campaigns. Fans have also helped her tour Europe, become her penpal for a year in exchange for album funding, and even helped her get home when stranded in London with no money. With no flight back home and no way of working she decided to launch a pre-order campaign for a children’s book and with all of the interest she garnered from this, Billy managed to save enough money for the flight required. It’s this innovative thinking and dedication to her talents that have not only kept fans on board, but enabled her to keep everything on track, even during the toughest times. A recent month-long European tour with Chuck Ragan and Northcote was almost entirely paid for with 10 days’ worth of incredible, unique paintings which were sold to the highest bidders - all whilst Billy was convalescing from a serious ankle injury. Billy says of all these fan-fuelled experiences, that she “made some very important friendships that will stay with me for the rest of my life.”

Album Tracklisting:
1. Phone Bills
2. Riverbank
3. The Satellites + I
4. Science
5. The Quarry
6. This Sure As Hell Ain’t My Life
7. Chelsea Rose
8. Back To You
9. Virginia
10. Lord Let Me
11. Thoroughfare
12. Walkin’ Around Hotel Blues
13. Young + On Fire


 Sleepwave Announce Debut Album.

SleepwaveWednesday 23rd July 2014
Sleepwave is the new band from former Underoath singer Spencer Chamberlain, featuring new band mate Stephen Bowman. Epitaph is pleased to release the much anticipated debut album from Sleepwave, Broken Compass, on September 15. Check out the first track from the new album - "Through The Looking Glass" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZRjH6SzTfo

With Chamberlain at the helm, Underoath became a major force in the post-hardcore scene, with two gold albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and crossover success unusual for bands in the scene. Now come Sleepwave with their debut album Broken Compass, the next step in the evolution of Spencer Chamberlain. With an even more melodic, accessible sound, sacrificing none of the intense songwriting that garnered Underoath and a massive following, Broken Compass is sure to put Sleepwave on the map from day one; work¬ing with producer David Bendeth (Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men), the band has crafted an album of intense anthemic rock.

Alternative Press put Sleepwave on the cover of their Most Anticipated issue in 2013, and described the band as "unbridled alt-rock, harkening back to the amped-up mania of classic songs by Smashing Pumpkins and Filter.” Sleepwave has already taken their fervent live show to The Used and Taking Back Sunday US tour this past spring.

Fans are invited to pre-order Broken Compass by visiting: http://eu.kingsroadmerch.com/epitaph-records/

 Sick Of It All Album Release Date.

Sick Of It AllWednesday 23rd July 2014
After kicking off their European (festival) tour New York Hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL also announce the release of their upcoming album “The Last Act Of Defiance” which is scheduled for the following dates;
Europe, Australia / NZ: September 29th, 2014
USA, Canada: September 30th, 2014

Asked about what he wants fans to walk away with after hearing “The Last Act Of Defiance” Armand Majidi’s (drums) answer is very simple: “I want them to feel that they just heard a hardcore record that has everything, from blistering speed to bouncing groove, to heavy and pounding to bright and melodic.”

The eye-catching cover artwork comes from Ernie Parada, who has already designed posters, merchandise and album art for numerous bands and artists from the punk and hardcore scene such as Hatebreed, Propagandhi, Rancid or The Gaslight Anthem just to mention a few.

“The Last Act Of Defiance” was produced by long time friend and producer Tue Madsen who recorded the album at Nova Studio in Staten Island, NY while mixing it in his own Antfarm Studio in Denmark.

Armand Majidi about why Tue Madsen is the perfect match for SICK OF IT ALL: „Not only do we get along famously, but he has always understood how to capture the band’s intensity in the quietly controlled, less-than-intense studio setting. It was always difficult for us to find an engineer who could capture our live sound before meeting Tue, so now that we’ve found him, he’s our guy.”

The track listing of the album reads as follows:
1. Sound the Alarm
2. 2061
3. Road Less Traveled
4. Get Bronx
5. Part of History
6. Losing War
7. Never Back Down
8. Facing the Abyss
9. Act Your Rage
10. Disconnect Your Flesh
11. Beltway Getaway
12. Sidelined
13. Outgunned
14. DNC

Catch SICK OF IT ALL live on one of the festivals and shows in the next 3 weeks:

SICK OF IT ALL
22.07.14 (H) Budapest - Budapest Park
23.07.14 (A) Graz - P.P.C.
25.07.14 (D) Essen - Nord Open Air
26.07.14 (D) Bausendorf - Riez Open Air
27.07.14 (D) Stuttgart - Universum
29.07.14 (F) Colmar - Grillen
30.07.14 (F) Nantes - Le Ferrailleur
01.08.14 (E) Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
02.08.14 (F) Biarritz - Festilasai @ Atabal
03.08.14 (F) Albi - Xtreme Fest
05.08.14 (I) La Spezia - Spazio Boss
06.08.14 (SLO) Tolmin - Punk Rock Holiday
07.08.14 (D) Munich - Free & Easy
08.08.14 (D) Torgau - Endless Summer Open Air
09.08.14 (CZ) Jaromer - Brutal Assault Festival

 Bloodstock Open Air Add Final Bands.

Bloodstock Open AirWednesday 23rd July 2014
BLOODSTOCK is a little over two weeks away and activity is at fever pitch over at BLOODSTOCK HQ. The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals have rocked to a conclusion and some more lucky young bands are joining the New Blood stage at Catton Park next month, plus there’s a few last additions for the Sophie and Jagermeister stages.

BALLS DEEP bring their trad groove metal to the Sophie Lancaster stage on the opening day, Thursday. The Brit outfit have been busy honing their ‘Pro-Pain cut with Black Sabbath’ sound, coming on like the bastard sons of Pantera and classic heavy metal.

Over on the Jagermeister stage, female-fronted power metallers ACELDAMA will be impressing allcomers with their high octane performance and audience interaction, while New Blood stage stoner rocker’s RESIN will be offering an additional acoustic spin on their new material.

Meanwhile, the New Blood stage welcomes the last clutch of winners from the last batch of M2TM roadshow finals. GOAT LEAF bring their doom groove from the Sheffield heats, OAKHAART’s tech death noise hails from Gloucestershire, impressing judges at the Bristol event, SINPATHETIC grace us with their death metal from the Preston night, ERADIKATOR’s thrash metal won out in Birmingham, and lastly but not least, CACODAEMONIC’s unholy, neo-classical infused death metal represents Nottingham.

VIP tickets for BLOODSTOCK are nearly sold out, so if you want to hang out with the bands in the legendary Serpent’s Lair after hours bar, relax on beanbags while you sup one of 100+ real ales or craft ciders, and have your choice of tent or luxe accommodation crawling distance from the VIP area, then pick up your tickets (or upgrade) today.

If you’re coming by train to Catton Park, don’t forget to pre-book your shuttle bus from the station to save yourself a wad of cash. Return tickets are priced at £10, one way at £7 (it costs more to pay on the day, so pre-booking wins)! Book your tickets over at http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel. Car-sharing with GoCarShare is also available (and participating could even win you a pair of tickets for next year). For info visit: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/travel-info.

Tickets are available now priced £130 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass with camping, or day tickets are on sale for £60 (plus booking fee). VIP tickets and upgrades are also available. Look up all the ticket options over at bloodstock.seetickets.com.

BLOODSTOCK is held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 7th-10th August 2014. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Nonpoint Are Back.

NonpointWednesday 23rd July 2014
Nonpoint are set to release their eighth studio album, "The Return," on September 26/29 via Metal Blade Records (excluding North America). After 17 years in the game, the Florida quintet sustains the same energy that sparked its foundation back in 1997. The riffs crack with intensity, the bass and drums forge an unmatched groove, and the vocals rapidly recount stories of pain and perseverance. "The Return" remains as raw, ripping, and real as these musicians - Elias Soriano [vocals], Robb Rivera [drums], Rasheed Thomas [guitar], Adam Woloszyn [bass], and B.C. Kochmit [guitar] - get.

"Breaking Skin" is streaming now at metalblade.com/nonpoint.

In February 2014, Nonpoint entered Groovemaster Studios with Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind, Megadeth) and engineer Daniel Salcidoto. It marked their second collaboration together, and this time, the band had already amassed an arsenal of tight and tough material. Vocalist Elias Soriano elaborates: "I wanted to play with vocal patterns and tell longer stories in some places, while saying very little in others. The record has its own DNA because each song respectively does as well." Drummer Robb Rivera goes on, "Johnny is like the sixth member of our band at this point! He works us, and he pulls no punches. It was such a natural thing that we only needed to track for three weeks. Johnny understands the band and what we are, and he encourages us to be ourselves."

Elias explains the meaning behind the first single: "It's about addiction, whether it be food, drugs, sex, lying, or anything, that tends to turn into an itch. You can't stop scratching it so you break skin. Then, you're bleeding. You need to get help at that point and deal with it."

A vital energy has coursed through Nonpoint's music since day one. As a result, they've sold over 800,000 albums in North America alone, yielding hits including "What A Day", "Bullet With A Name", and a cover of Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" - which appeared in Miami Vice. They've also crisscrossed the country with everybody from Stone Sour, Disturbed, and Papa Roach to Sevendust, All That Remains, and Device, also appearing at festivals including OZZfest, Rock on the Range, and Summerfest.

Ultimately, Nonpoint once again delivers a cohesive collection of powerful songs. "I want everybody to feel like they got a complete record from beginning to end," concludes Elias. "I want them to walk away with something substantial and true that they can hopefully come back to."

Robb leaves off, "Nonpoint has always been known for writing songs that help people. If we can help even one person feel better about his or her day, we've done well, as far as I'm concerned. I hope everybody gets something positive and can walk away with a smile."

Then they'll return for more!

 Chtonic To Return To Wacken Open Air.

ChthonicWednesday 23rd July 2014
EAST ASIA’s premier Metallers, CHTHONIC, return to the Wacken Open Air festival on Friday, August 1st, and this time they’re not coming alone…
For their third appearance at Germany’s premier metal event, CHTHONIC – based in Taiwan – will celebrate their first-ever main-stage appearance (the ‘Black Stage’) by combining their exotic brand of hard rock with the Chai Found Oriental Orchestra, who perform using a variety of traditional instruments, including hena, ruan, box zither, pipa, yangqin, flute & sheng.
The Chai Found Oriental Orchestra is an award-wining group who have appeared onstage with CHTHONIC in the past, performing four songs at a selection of concerts in Taiwan; these special events were duly recorded / filmed, and form the basis of CHTHONIC’s ‘Ián-bú’ DVD, released in February of this year.

For the 45-minute Wacken show, however, the orchestra will be expanded from four musicians to 10, to make the overall experience that much greater – ‘Orient Metal’ meets traditional Asian musicians, with both sides delivering to the max!

“We are very much looking forward to returning to Wacken,” says CHTHONIC bassist, Doris Yeh. “It’s a legendary festival with a great history, and we see this as a very important stage in our music career. We've been using lots of traditional sounds over the past seven studio albums… this time, we will bring both an oriental orchestra plus a VJ to play the show! We hope to give fans a truly unforgettable memory!”
In addition to the Wacken appearance, CHTHONIC have a number of other major festivals lined up for the summer, including Brutal Assault (Czech Republic) and Summer Sonic (Tokyo & Osaka, Japan); last year, the band played more than 70 concerts in Europe and the US, and previously they have appeared at Ozzfest (US), Fuji Rock & Loud Park (Japan) and Download & Bloodstock (UK).

Once their summer touring schedule is complete, CHTHONIC – who have played more than 500 concerts in the past 10 years – will return to Taiwan to start work on a new movie project (a comedy in which the band members play themselves), after which pre-production for the next studio album will kick in.

With CHTHONIC, there’s never a dull moment – and certainly never a quiet one!

 Nick Oliveri To Release Solo Album.

Nick OliveriWednesday 23rd July 2014
Nick Oliveri is pleased to announce the release of his first solo album ‘Leave Me Alone’ on 15th September 2014 through Schnitzel Records.

Many artists struggle to establish their musical identity; Nick Oliveri has forged his through a long career of hard work and full command over his craft and his music. His new album, ‘LEAVE ME ALONE’, is a powerfully captivating proof of his multi-talented personality.

Recorded at Thunder Underground Studios in Palm Springs, CA. Oliveri plays all the instruments on this recording, including drums, guitar, bass and vocals. It features guitar solos from some special guests though, namely Phil Campbell from MOTORHEAD, Dean Ween (a.k.a. Mickey Moist) from WEEN and MOISTBOYZ, Stephen Haas from MOISTBOYZ, Mike Pygmie from MONDO GENERATOR, Marc Diamond from THE DWARVES and Bruno Fevery from KYUSS LIVES! and VISTA CHINO. There’s also a guest vocal by Blag Dahlia from THE DWARVES.

Produced by Oliveri himself, recorded by Harper Hug and Trevor Whatever, and mixed by Mathias Schneeberger the album will be released on Schnitzel Records this September.

Schnitzel Records is home to Ween, Alain Johannes, Dean Fertita (Hello=Fire), Moistboyz and The Moons.

Oliveri will spend most of 2014 on the road. Playing both acoustic and with his new band, UNCONTROLLABLE. Please see acoustic dates below. Nick will also be headlining the Acoustic Stage at this year’s Download Festival.

 Motorhead Announce November Tour Dates.

MotorheadWednesday 23rd July 2014
Hot off the heels of a summer of touring European festivals, MOTÖRHEAD, the loudest band in Rock’n’Roll, have announced that they will be returning to the UK for a very special, limited run of November shows, this time hitting O2 Apollo Manchester on 4th November, Birmingham NIA on 6th November and culminating in their largest headline show in over a decade as they return to London’s SSE Wembley Arena on 8th November. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 25th July available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk

Motörhead re-released their 2013 album Aftershock, under the title Aftershock - Tour Edition on August 4th. This expanded release contains a bonus disc of live material comprised from the band's historic appearances at the 2014 West Coast Tour, and in further celebration, UDR/Motörhead Music/ ADA are proud to present "Lost Woman Blues" live from The Warfield in San Francisco on Friday April 18th, 2014. The show was part of the band's warm-up mini tour for their current European festivals, and the song's performance, verve, swagger and attitude show Motörhead have maintained their rich ripeness and added another layer of grit and polish.

It proves one major thing no-one should ever forget...they are Motörhead, and they play rock'n'roll!

Joining the band on their November run will be fan favourites, The Damned. Having joined Motörhead for their November tour in 2009 to mass acclaim, they were the obvious choice or these shows. As if that wasn’t enough, Berlin’s country rockers The Bosshoss will be rounding the line up off.

Don’t miss your chance to catch the legendary Motörhead when the blast through the UK with these very special shows this November.

NOVEMBER 2014

TUESDAY 04 02 APOLLO MANCHESTER
THURSDAY 06 BIRMINGHAM NIA
SATURDAY 08 LONDON THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY


Tickets go on-sale 9am on 25th July 2014 priced £39.50 London / £36.50 Birmingham / £36.50 Manchester (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Europe And Black Star Riders Announce Joint Tour.

EuropeWednesday 23rd July 2014
EUROPE, Scandinavia’s biggest Rock band return to the UK alongside BLACK STAR RIDERS for a tour in March 2015 taking in 14 shows.

Joey Tempest “this is going to be amazing – to be playing with Black Star Riders is going to make for THE tour of the spring – just can’t wait to get back on the road!’

Starting with two nights in Glasgow and culminating with two nights at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire the tour will feature classic tracks from both bands and also music from both acts forthcoming new releases.

Scott Gorham “when the idea of touring with Europe was presented we jumped at the chance. This is going to be a great tour and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the new album’s touring schedule”

EUROPE, featuring all original members, Joey Tempest on Vocals, John Norum on Guitar, Mic Michaeli on Keyboards, John Leven on Bass and Drummer Ian Haugland, with over 20 million albums to their credit, released their last album “Bag of Bones” to mass critical acclaim in 2012.

BLACK STAR RIDERS feature Thin Lizzy members Scott Gorham (Guitar), Ricky Warwick (Vocals) and Damon Johnson (Guitar), alongside drummer Jimmy DeGrasso and new bass player Robbie Crane, released their debut album “All Hell Breaks Loose” in 2013 with a UK national chart placing of number 25 and many publications praising the release and giving it the 2013 Album of the Year accolade.

Both EUROPE and BLACK STAR RIDERS will have new album’s out in early spring 2015.

The tour is presented by Planet Rock and a special presale will take place on Wednesday July 23rd at 9am with General onsale to take place Friday July 25th at 9am through all venue box office and ticket outlets.

For Presale details go to www.planetrock.com

Tour Dates are as follows:
• Thu/Mar-05 Glasgow, Scotland ABC
• Fri/Mar-06 Glasgow, Scotland ABC
• Sat/Mar-07 Newcastle, England O2 Academy
• Sun/Mar-08 Leeds, England O2 Academy
• Tue/Mar-10 Nottingham, England Rock City
• Wed/Mar-11 Cambridge, England Corn Exchange
• Fri/Mar-13 Manchester, England Academy
• Sat/Mar-14 Wolverhampton, England Civic Hall
• Sun/Mar-15 Exeter, England University
• Mon/Mar-16 Bristol, England O2 Academy
• Wed/Mar-18 Bournemouth, England O2 Academy
• Thu/Mar-19 Norwich, England UEA
• Fri/Mar-20 London, England Shepherds Bush Empire
• Sat/Mar-21 London, England Shepherds Bush Empire

 Motorhead To Release 'Aftershock' Tour Edition.

MotorheadWednesday 23rd July 2014
In October 2013, Motörhead released their 21st studio album, Aftershock, to great international acclaim and a slew of top 10 to 40 album spots.

The band held off touring for the album so as frontman and founding father Lemmy could get some too long overdue recuperative rest.

This summer of 2014 will see Motörhead officially tour the European festival circuit, their first strong of shows since the album's release, and to celebrate this, UDR/Motörhead Music / ADA will be re-releasing the album under the title Aftershock - Tour Edition on July 7th. This expanded release will contain a bonus disc of live material comprised from the band's historic appearances at the 2014 West Coast Tour, and in further celebration, UDR/Motörhead Music/ ADA are proud to present "Lost Woman Blues" live from The Warfield in San Francisco on Friday April 18th, 2014. The show was part of the band's warm-up mini tour for the forthcoming European festivals, and the song's performance, verve, swagger and attitude show Motörhead have maintained their rich ripeness and added another layer of grit and polish.

It proves one major thing no-one should ever forget...they are Motörhead, and they play rock'n'roll!

Besides the complete Aftershock album: ( Heartbreaker / Coup de Grace / Lost Woman Blues / End Of Time / Do You Believe / Death Machine / Dust And Glass / Going To Mexico / Silence When You Speak To Me / Crying Shame / Queen Of The Damned / Knife / Keep Your Powder Dry / Paralyzed) you’ll get a live CD for the same price!

Bonus Disk: “Best Of The West Coast Tour 2014”
Recorded and produced by Cameron Webb

Track List
I Know How To Die
Damage Case
Stay Clean
Metropolis
Over The Top
The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
Rock It
Lost Woman Blues
Doctor Rock
Just `Cos You Got The Power
Going To Brazil
Killed By Death
Ace Of Spades
Overkill

Motörhead Festival Tour:
Fri 25th July Moscow, Crocus City Hall – Russia
Sun 27th July Minsk, Palace of Sports, - Belarus
Fri 1st August Wacken Open Air – Germany
Sun 3rd August Lokerse, Lokerse Feesten – Belgium
Sun 10th August Colmar, Theatre de Plein Air – France
Wed 13th August Avenches, Roman Amphitheatre, Switzerland

Motörhead release Aftershock Tour Edition on 4th August 2014 through UDR Records.

 Ella Eyre Announces Massive Tour.

Ella EzraWednesday 23rd July 2014
With her magnificent mane of leonine hair, ferocious powerhouse soul vocal and impressively energetic live show, Ella Eyre has become an unstoppable force within British music.

Since proving herself to be one of the UK’s most enthralling and captivating debut female singers, Ella has been wowing the crowds throughout the UK having sold out a headline tour as well as performing prolific slots at this summer’s festivals.

Now the BRIT award winner announces a twelve date headline tour this October giving fans an opportunity to hear the voice of 2014 up close.

Since signing to Virgin EMI two years ago, Ella has featured on chart-topping band Bastille’s cover of TLC’s “No Scrubs” classic, “No Angels”, which shot straight to the top of the Hypemachine chart. Shortly after, casual songwriting sessions with then unknowns Rudimental and Naughty Boy evolved into Ella being involved in a No.1 and No.2 album respectively with “Home”and “Hotel Cabana”. Her single with Rudimental, “Waiting All Night”was one of 2013’s biggest hits, and she spent much of last year on tour with Plan B, Rudimental and Bastille, playing at sold-out shows across the globe.

Now focusing on her own live performance, Eyre’s own stage show has evolved into its own particular dynamic; known for her catsuits, bright lipstick and of course huge hair, Eyre is a dynamo onstage, offering one of the most exhilarating live performances seen in years.

Dates as below;

OCTOBER

Wednesday 1 Birmingham Institute
Friday 3 Leeds Stylus
Sunday 5 Newcastle Student Union Basement
Monday 6 O2 ABC Glasgow
Tuesday 7 Manchester Ritz
Thursday 9 Sheffield Plug
Friday 10 O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sunday 12 Cardiff Solus
Monday 13 O2 Academy Bristol
Wednesday 15 O2 Academy Bournemouth
Thursday 16 Norwich Waterfront
Monday 20 O2 Academy Dublin
Wednesday 22 Belfast Mandela Hall


Tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 25th July 2014 priced £15.00 LONDON and £13.00 BOURNEMOUTH/NORWICH (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Four Year Strong 'Go Down In History'.

Four Year StrongWednesday 23rd July 2014
Revered punk-rock four-piece Four Year Strong has debuted a video for their new song and title track “Go Down In History”. The video which premiered at AltPres.com can be viewed here.

The track is featured on the band’s new EP, Go Down In History, which is out today on Pure Noise Records. To purchase the record, visit iTunes or http://fouryearstrong.merchnow.com/.

Four Year Strong’s first video for their title track from the upcoming EP was recently filmed on the Vans Warped Tour and captures the spirit and excitement of the band’s performances on the road this summer. The video gives fans a taste of the band’s highly energetic live show and backstage life, replete with footage of the band performing on the mainstage at Warped Tour, behind the scenes shenanigans, massive crowds, huge swirling mosh pits and crowd surfing fans.

Go Down In History will be Four Year Strong’s first record since 2011’s album, In Some Way Shape Or Form. It features five tracks, including the title track and recently released songs “Tread Lightly” and “Living Proof of a Stubborn Youth.” The record was recorded, mixed and mastered by Machine (Fall Out Boy, Every Time I Die) at The Machine Shop.

Follow Four Year Strong at https://www.facebook.com/fouryearstrong for additional updates.

Four Year Strong Tour Dates (w/Vans Warped Tour):
July 22 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 23 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
July 24 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 25 - St. Petersburg, FL - Vinoy Park
July 26 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 27 - Orlando, FL - Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 28 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 29 - Nashville, TN - Tennessee State Fairgrounds
July 30 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre
July 31 - Bonner Springs, KS - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 2 - Salt Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairpark
Aug 3 - Denver, CO - Sports Authority Field at Mile High

 Baby Godzilla Announce New Single.

Baby GodzillaWednesday 23rd July 2014
AMBUSH REALITY has existed as a record label since 2006 solely as an outlet for the recorded works of ENTER SHIKARI. “Solely” more by accident than design, though, with time constraints and ‘nothing really jumping out and grabbing anyone’ being the main factors in the label’s singular approach to releasing music. BUT, all that is set to change.

From Monday July 21st, Ambush Reality will become a label that releases music by other, non-Enter Shikari artists.

These releases will, to begin with, take the form of digital downloads and physical, double A-side, coloured vinyl 7” singles.

The ‘A’ side will be a new track by the artist in question, while the ‘AA’ side will be a version of the ‘A’ side that has been remixed by electronic Enter Shikari alter-ego SHIKARI SOUND SYSTEM.

To kick off this next phase in the life of Ambush Reality, a brand new track by one of the most exciting live bands in Britain today… ‘The Great Hardcore Swindle’ by Nottingham’s BABY GODZILLA.

The Baby Godzilla / Enter Shikari mutual appreciation society goes back to April 2013 when the B.G opened for E.S on their UK tour at that time. The band were also chosen as main support for E.S’s triumphant pre-Russia/pre-Warped Tour warm-up show in June 2014.

The ‘A’ side was recorded in Leeds in the spring of 2014 with producer Matt Peel (Pulled Apart By Horses / Eagulls) and catches Baby Godzilla at the top of their game and whets appetites for the eventual arrival of their debut album proper (currently in production), while the ‘AA’ side is a fresh-out-the-oven Shikari Sound System remix of ‘The Great Hardcore Swindle’, completed in May of this year, which offers a very different perspective on the Baby Godzilla sound.

The digital download track will be available from iTunes and all other reputable e-retailers / streaming services from Monday 21st July.

The pre-order for the blue vinyl 7” single will also start on July 21st, from http://www.entershikari.com/ambushreality with a release / delivery date of 18th August. The 7” is limited to 500 copies worldwide.

Baby Godzilla are spending the summer of 2014 playing various festivals around the UK.

Enter Shikari are currently in the USA for Warped Tour, but return to the UK for their main stage performance at Reading & Leeds Festivals.

 Madball Announce UK Tour.

MadballWednesday 23rd July 2014
NYHC legends Madball have just announced a UK-wide Tour kicking off at Birmingham's The Oobleck Friday September 26th.

The band will be bringing new tracks from their recently released album 'Hardcore Lives' with shows across England as well as Glasgow's ‘Ivory Blacks’ and ending the tour with two dates in Ireland, playing both Belfast's 'The Limelight' and Dublin's 'Fibber Magees'. They will be playing The Underworld in London on Sunday 28th September.

Iconic Frontman Freddie Cricien cannot wait to bring the new album live to the UK:
“In September we'll be crossing the pond over to the UK and Ireland and we're looking forward to supporting our new record.We love playing over there - hardcore lives!”

Support comes from UK straight-edge hardcore punks Breaking Point and Germany’s hardcore quintet Coldburn.

Since the release of their eighth full studio album 'Hardcore Lives' Madball have been bringing their raw live energy to venues and festivals across the US and Europe. 'Hardcore Lives' is out now and has been well received with Kerrang! stating: 'Hardcore lives, and Madball can take a lot of credit for it. Cricien comes across like a Hardcore Yoda, dispensing nuggets of wisdom. Madball deserve respect. 4K's.'

You can order ‘Hardcore Lives’ here: http://smarturl.it/MADBALL-HL-AMZ
Watch 'Born Strong' featuring Candace Puopolo (WALLS OF JERICHO) on guest vocals: http://youtu.be/lLes0J8AwDY
Madball have earnt their stripes as one of the true veterans of the hardcore scene, with a career that's spanned a quarter of a decade so far. With support from two of the scenes younger bloods, this tour will be a live experience unmissable to any self-respecting harcore fan.

Tickets are on sale now:
Tour Dates as follows (click through for tickets):
Friday 26th September Birmingham The Oobleck
Saturday 27th September Milton Keynes The Craufurd Arms
Sunday 28th September London The Underworld
Monday 29th September Glasgow Ivory Blacks
Tuesday 30th September Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Wednesday 1st October Sheffield Corporation
Thursday 2nd October Manchester Sound Control
Friday 3rd October Belfast The Limelight 2
Saturday 4th October Dublin Fibber Magees

 Derek Armchambault Launches Pledge Campaign.

Derek ArmchambaultFriday 18th July 2014
Derek Armchambault of Defeater and Alcoa, has launched a Pledge Music fundraising campaign to help with the cost of a hip replacement surgery.

It is no secret that Derek has had on going significant issues with his hip, which have prevented him from touring. The rolling costs of this have left Derek at a significant financial loss and as a result of this, Derek and Alcoa are set to release a new EP entitled ‘Thank You’ and an exclusive collection of limited edition, hand made merchandise available via Pledge Music. ‘Thank You’ is available digitally for a minimum donation of $5 but those willing to offer more are able to do so. There are also other bundles including a limited edition Alcoa T shirt, a physical CD version of the ‘Thank You’ EP in custom, handmade packaging, created by himself and 50 hand screened posters featuring lyrics from Defeater’s “Letters Home,” album, handwritten by Derek.

Please check out the campaign, here
Thank you for your support.

 American Hi Fi Unleash New Single.

American Hi FiFriday 18th July 2014
Platinum selling pop rockers American Hi-Fi are back and have announced plans to release ‘Blood & Lemonade’, their first album in 5 years, this September via Rude Records.

‘Golden State’ is the second single to come from the album and closely follows the single ‘Allison’ which kicked things off earlier this summer.

Check it out here: http://smarturl.it/GoldenStateLyrics

‘Blood & Lemonade’ is now available for pre order here:
http://smarturl.it/HiFipreorders

Fans will receive ‘Golden State’ as an instant grat when pre ordering digitally the album on iTunes:
http://smarturl.it/HiFiiTunes

The Boston outfit, who have been on a "semi-hiatus" over the last few years, announced the album to fans at a sold-out, one-off show at London's legendary 100 Club in May.

Front man Stacey Jones comments on ‘Golden State’ -

“Golden State is a song about starting over. It's about learning from your past and using that information to forge a new path, a more enlightened perspective. It's knowing that everything we do and experience, even the moments that seem tough, can ultimately lead us to a better place."

Perhaps best known for the hits ‘Flavor Of The Weak’, ‘Another Perfect Day’ and ‘The Art Of Losing’, ‘Blood & Lemonade’ is American Hi-Fi’s fifth full length and their first since 2010’s ‘Fight the Frequency’. The record wholly embraces the sound and spirit of classic, balls-to-the-wall guitar rock mixed with the power pop sensibilities that lead to their worldwide smash “\’Flavor of The Weak’.

 Bloodstock Open Air Announces Later Night Entertainment.

BOAFriday 18th July 2014
With BLOODSTOCK just three weeks away, the festival goblins have been hard at work locking in all the party fun for your annual metal weekender. Once the bands are done each day, the after-hours entertainment in the big top Sophie Stage borders on legendary, so be sure to rock up to Catton Park early on Thursday 7th, pitch your tent and get your beer on in time for the evening’s proceedings.

On Thursday night from 10.30pm, the Warm Up Party will be in full swing, running through ‘til 3am. Come on out, hear the best metal tracks from the house DJs, meet your fellow Bloodstockers and make new friends for the weekend.

On Friday, the Sophie Stage features Live Band Karaoke! Do you think you’re the next Dio or Doro? Get up on stage with the house band and show Bloodstock what you’ve got! They play the song and you belt out the words, which will be up on the screens if you need ‘em, just like real karaoke. Come to the Sophie stage during the day and check out what tracks you could sing from the list available, then be back to register your name and chosen song with the stage crew when the fun happens between 10.30 and midnight. The heavy metal continues through to 3am with BLOODSTOCK’s very own ‘house’ 4 DJs of the Apocalypse.

Saturday’s fun is BLOODSTOCK’s Got Talent! Have you got a musical skill that you want to show off to thousands of metal fans?! With a full band rig on stage, maybe you want to get up and show off drum skills like Gene Hoglan, bass licks like Cliff Burton or solo away like you’re Dave Mustaine! The crowd will get to vote by throwing their metal horns aloft in support (or will you get the Horn of Doom and have to leave the stage)?! Come by and win prizes from your BLOODSTOCK’s Got Talent team! When the fun is done, the 4DJs of the Apocalypse will take you through to 3am with metal classics, Hellfire performances, dancers and guest DJs.

Sunday sees the BLOODSTOCK Farewell Party running to 3am, so get those last drinks drunk with your new friends and vow to meet again next year to do it all over again!

Tickets are available now priced £130 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass with camping, or day tickets are on sale for £60 (plus booking fee). VIP tickets and upgrades are also available. Look up all the ticket options over at bloodstock.seetickets.com.

For travel options to the festival, including coaches from all over the country with Big Green Coach, shuttles from local rail stations, and car-sharing with GoCarShare (which could even win you a pair of tickets for next year), visit: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/travel-info.

 Darkest Hour Unleash New Video.

Darkest HourFriday 18th July 2014
Darkest Hour are set to release their brand new self titled album through Sumerian Records on August 4th in the UK, August 5th in the US.

Set to be their most accomplished and innovative offering of their already storied career, the much-anticipated new album showcases each individual pushing themselves outside of their comfort zone implementing more clean vocals with expanded dynamic melodies rooted firmly in thrash metal with bombastic shredding guitar solos. This offering is soon to be yet another benchmark in heavy metal history.

The band is currently performing all summer long on the Sumerian Records stage at Mayhem Fest and have been performing some new material. Here's a brand new live video for the track 'Rapture In Exile', shot on the first day of Mayhem in San Bernardino, CA on July 5th.

'Rapture In Exile' Video Link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRKR-VsnnmA

 The Beards Announce Lengthy European And UK Tour.

BeardsThursday 17th July 2014
After an already impressive three full-length albums about beards, the world’s premier beard-related band The Beards are returning with a brand new LP. “Our previous albums were pretty beardy, but we just felt they didn’t quite fully sum up our affinity toward beards” explains bassist Nathaniel Beard. “Now, we feel like we’ve finally written what will probably go down as the most pro-beard album in history.” New release The Beard Album (out now) continues to showcase their diverse musical talent; from the heartfelt ballad Beards Are Back to the stadium rock of I Like Beards, the disco funk of Touch Me In The Beard and the euphoric synth-pop rush of All The Bearded Ladies. With the band’s blend of music and comedy refined to perfection, and an actual hairy CD cover to boot, it’s an album that will unite the beard community globally, and encourage legions of clean shaven men and women to release the facial hair dormant within them and join the glorious beard revolution.

After the success of the ARIA-nominated (Australia’s version of the Grammy’s) third album Having a Beard is the New Not Having a Beard (2012), the band has cracked Triple J’s Hottest 100, showcased at SXSW in Texas, sold out shows across Europe and the UK, performed with the likes of KISS and Motley Crue and won over pop royalty such as Ke$ha and Gotye. Now The Beards are embarking on their biggest ever world tour to launch their new album. Already taking in an incredible 46 dates in their home country of Australia, the band now announce 23 EU & UK dates, which includes their biggest London show to date at The Scala, 18th Dec.

In the tradition of The Beatles’ White Album and Metallica’s Black Album, the release of The Beard Album promises to be a career-defining move from music’s hairiest quartet. “We’ve convinced a lot of people to grow beards over the years,” claims vocalist Johann Beardraven. “Now, not only do we get to check how their beards are going, but with our new ultra-catchy beard-related tunes, we’re confident that we’ll be able to inspire a whole new level of beard-growing, right across Europe.”

The Beards play the following EU & UK dates: THE BEARDS RETURN WITH 4th ALBUM & UK/EU TOUR.

Thu 20 Nov Schlathof, Wiesbaden, Germany
Fri 21 Nov Knust, Hamburg, Germany
Sat 22 Nov Pumphuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sun 23 Nov Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden
Tue 25 Nov Park Teatret, Oslo, Norway
Thu 27 Nov Groovestation, Dresden, Germany
Fri 28 Nov Kellerklub, Stuttgart, Germany
Sat 29 Nov Exil, Zurich, Switzerland
Sun 30 Nov Ampere, Munich, Germany
Tue 2 Dec Doomjoose, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Wed 3 Dec Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
Thu 4 Dec Zeche, Bochum, Germany
Fri 5 Dec Fleche D’or, Paris, France
Sat 6 Dec Tivoli de Helling, Utrecht, Neterlands
Mon 8 Dec Academy 3, Manchester, UK
Wed 10 Dec Button Factory, Dublin, EIRE
Thu 11 Dec Empire, Belfast, UK
Fri 12 Dec Oran Mor, Glasgow, UK
Sat 13 Dec Belle Angele, Edinburgh, UK
Mon 15 Dec Cockpit, Leeds, UK
Tue 16 Dec Globe, Cardiff, UK
Wed 17 Dec Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK
Thu 18 Dec Scala, London, UK

 Phil Campbellg's All Star Band Tour.

Phil CampbellThursday 17th July 2014
Phil Campbell has been the lead guitarist in Motorhead for 30 years. He has toured the world, sold millions of albums and headlined the biggest festivals. Phil has a passion for music and it is this passion that has led to the formation of Phil Campbell's All Starr band. The All Starr band are set to explode onto stages all across Europe in 2014, playing rock and roll music to the fans, close up and intimate. The way it should be! The set list will include classic Motorhead songs infused with covers of some of Phil's favourite bands including Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy. Don't miss out on a guaranteed great night out!

This August Phil Campbell’s All Starr Band go on the road around the UK, please see below for details:

Tour Dates - August 2014

Thur 7th Catton Park, England – BloodStock Festival
Fri 15th Swansea, Wales – Swansea Student Union
Sat 16th Wakefield, England – Warehouse
Sun 17th Chester, Enlagnd – The Live Rooms
Sat 23rd Cardiff, Wales – The Globe
Fri 29th Southampton, England – Joiners
Satu 30th Coventry, England – Kasbah

 Longy To Release New EP.

LongyWednesday 16th July 2014
Appearing out of nowhere at the end of last year, anonymous busker LONGY has created a frenzy of rumour, intrigue and praise in equal measure. Being awarded 'Demo Of The Year' on XFM for his self-released debut EP, he recently filled Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on a Tuesday night during the tube strike. After convincing the cream of the British press that he was headlining Glastonbury, without putting a single song on soundcloud, LONGY knows how to get people talking.

To involve people further in the mystery, his follow-up EP 'Trash Talkin’ Filthy Love' will not be released by the artist himself but by its listeners. Five CDs, each containing a track from the EP, will be stashed in five cities across the UK and the tracks will be released as each CD is found. Only when all of the CDs have been found will the full EP be available.

To accompany this groundbreaking campaign, LONGY will also be playing a show in each of the five cities. Each of the planted CDs will act as a free ticket to the show and entitle its finder to a free physical copy of the EP. On the day of the show, LONGY will tweet increasingly-revealing clues as to the whereabouts of the CD, as well as orchestrating a string of impromptu street gigs.

“It’s all about finding new ways of getting people involved with what we’re doing. I don’t want people to just consume my music like groceries. You see a lot of bands churning out track after track and expecting people to buy it. It’s a one-way exchange. It’s boring. Every music career is a story and I want the people to be a part of mine - let them write their own chapter and take a kind of ownership of it. That for me is the most exciting thing.” - LONGY

Weds 16th July - The Lock Tavern, Camden, LONDON
Weds 23rd July - Gallimaufry, BRISTOL
Weds 30th July - King Tuts Bar, GLASGOW
Thu 7th Aug - Fallow, MANCHESTER
Weds 13th Aug - The Railway Hotel, SOUTHEND

 Calling All Cars Release New Video.

Calling All CarsWednesday 16th July 2014
With a killer single already under their belt in 'Werewolves', and the release of their album 'Raise The People' on the horizon, Melbourne trio Calling All Cars have well and truly entered 2014 with all guns blazing.

Next up from the band is 'Standing In The Ocean', the second single from their highly anticipated long play, which will be out July 28th through Cooking Vinyl.

Watch the video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3yvqD7z1Ws

Produced by Steve Schram (Clairey Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes, Eagle and The Worm, Little Birdy, The Vasco Era) and Tom Larkin (Shihad, Strangers, Young and Restless, Bodyjar, The Getaway Plan), ‘Standing In The Ocean’ sees the band continue on a path of experimentation that's bound to win over new listeners, but with the awesome hooks old Calling All Cars fans know and love.

Lead singer and principal songwriter Haydn Ing describes the inception of the track as “one of those songs that just came to me, almost like it had to get out and be heard”. And that is certainly apparent upon listening to the punch that ‘Standing In The Ocean’ packs. The inspiration for the song stems from the issue of putting your full trust in someone, only to realise that this was a stupid decision. But the really interesting thing about the track is how it came about being recorded.

Ing wrote the song in a mere 15 minutes, and the band recorded their demo the next day in the short space of three hours, utilising Ing’s small home studio set up. Extreme noise restrictions saw them throw blankets and pillows over the top of their makeshift drum kit and amp-less bass so as to not annoy the neighbours.

“The finished product is literally the first time we ever played the song, so there's a desperation and an excitement captured in there that can sometimes be very hard to reproduce. And if you listen carefully, you might even hear my next door neighbour's dog.”

You'll be singing along to the chorus of this one in no time.

 The Bots To Release Debut Album.

The BotsWednesday 16th July 2014
Los Angeles sibling duo, THE BOTS (Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei), will release Pink Palms, their long-awaited debut full-length album, on October 13th via FADER Label. The album began life with demos recorded with Damon Albarn in his London studio, was then recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Justin Warfield, with additional production by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner. Pink Palms brings together the veracity of garage punk while paying homage to the American Blues tradition. The record was mixed by Michael Patterson (Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G) and mastered by Emily Lazar (Haim, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters).

“While a lot of different music we were listening to inspired this album, it was the time in the studio we spent together writing and creating that had the biggest impact on Pink Palms,” says the band’s Anaiah Lei.

Zane Lowe premiered “All I Really Want,” the album’s first single, last week on July 10th on Radio 1. The track is set for release on August 25th and is available for private/non posting stream here: https://soundcloud.com/faderlabel/the-bots-all-i-really-want/s-RB55H
Link for Zane Lowe, Radio 1 show, here: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048b1m3

You can also view the new video for recent track “No One Knows” here:
VEVO - http://vevo.ly/5YLDUl
YouTube - http://youtu.be/WQB0wcyO1FM

“The process of making this album was very different from anything we’ve ever done before when recording – mostly notably that it was the first time we worked with producers,” says Mikaiah Lei. “Thematically, there’s the recurring subject matter of sadness, loneliness, and regret, but underneath it all, there’s an element of happiness and an overall melancholy vibe to these songs.”

Earlier this year, THE BOTS performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, earning the band abundant praise fromRolling Stone (“Most Likely To Succeed”), Creative Loafing (“One of the best young bands at Coachella this year”), Buzzbands.LA(“Off to a perfect start”), and more. In addition to their debut Coachella appearance, the band also appeared at Bonnaroo, supportedDropkick Murphys on a run of US dates, and toured Europe. They’ll spend the rest of the year touring the world and will appear at Outside Lands in San Francisco and Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. See below for a complete list of upcoming live dates.

A BIT MORE INFO ON THE BOTS - Los Angeles brothers and band-mates, Mikaiah Lei (Lead Vocal, Guitar, Bass) and Anaiah Lei (Drums & Percussions, Backing Vocal), recorded their first album together when they were just 15 and 12, respectively. They self-released their first three albums, a first UK EP release to much critical acclaim and love from Radio 1, Kerrang!, MOJO, NME, Dazed and Confused, Vice and The Guardian, completed two US Vans Warped Tours, two AFROPUNK Fests, countless European festivals (including Glastonbury 2013), and support tours with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blur, Damon Albarn’s Africa Express, Refused, and Bad Brains, among others.
Fall 2013 saw their debut release with FADER Label, the four-song EP Sincerely Sorry.
New York Times Magazine predicts, “They are on the cusp of stardom.”

THE BOTS - PINK PALMS
1) Ubiquitous
2) Blinded
3) Won
4) All I Really Want
5) Wet Blanket
6) All Of Them (Wide Awake)
7) Alanna
8) Bad Friends
9) Ethiopia
10) Silhouettes
11) Side Effects

Remaining, confirmed European live dates
July 14 - Elfer Music Club, Frankfurt, Germany
July 15 - Valkhof Festival, Nijmegen, Holland
July 17 - Slottsfjell, Tønsberg, Norway
July 19 - Malakoff Rock Festival, Nordfjordeid, Norway
ALSO:
Aug 10 - Outside Lands, San Francisco USA
Aug 16 - Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan
Aug 17 - Summer Sonic, Osaka, Japan
Sept 6 - Chill On The Hill, Detroit, USS
Sept 7 - Riotfest, Toronto, Canada
Sept 13 - Riotfest, Chicago USA
Sept 20 - Riotfest, Denver USA
Sept 27 - Shindig, Baltimore USA
November 7-9 - Fun Fun Fun, Austin USA

 Toseland Announce September Tour Dates.

ToselandWednesday 16th July 2014
Fresh from support to Reef’s 20th Anniversary Tour as well as a host of headline dates (including a sold out Islington Academy in Dec 2013) and 2014 dates with Status Quo, Toseland have announced the release of their debut album “Renegade”.

“Renegade” is an album packed with powerful rock songs – from the balls out album opener “Life Is Beautiful” to the melodic piano lead of “Kingdoms”, from the driving layered riffs of “Emergency” to forthcoming single “Singer In A Band”. Previous singles “Life Is Beautiful” and “Renegade” were both A listed at Planet Rock and Team Rock radios, showing this is a band who know how to rock a melody. Pulsating rhythms are overlaid with the guitar work of Zurab Melua and the trademark distinctive vocals of James Toseland.

If the name might seem familiar it is because Toseland are a band fronted by double world superbike champion James Toseland. Throughout his career as a motorbike racer, music has been central to James life – so much so that he performed live at BBC’s Sports Personality Of the Year. When James was forced to retire through injury a journey into music started…

James met up with Toby Jepson (Little Angels) in March 2012 after a friend had recommended they might work well together. Jepson had no idea of James’ past but they clicked - personally and musically. James had the bones of several songs and an idea of the sound he wanted – one of the first tracks to emerge being album track Kingdoms (which James had been playing with for a while). The writing process was quick and the pair soon laid down instrumentation at Vale Studios with Jepson producing (credits include The Answer, Saxon and The Virgin Marys) and Steve Harris (Foo Fighters, U2) as engineer. James plays all the piano on the album. Vocals were recorded in five days at Jepson’s studio in Scarborough.

Toseland have already forged themselves a name as a powerful live act. 2013 saw them cross the country with a series of headline shows, supports (to Reef) and festival dates (Download, Planet Rockstock and the 2013 Moto GP at Silverstone).

Following a series of live dates with Status Quo other 2014 live dates are as follows:

Sat 19th July Brands Hatch, MCE British Superbike
Sun 20 July Steelhouse Festival, Gwent
Sat 26th July Rock and Blues Custom Show Old School Weekender Pentrich
Fri 1st August Cheshire, Carfest North
Fri 15th August Worksop, Clumber Park (with Status Quo)
Fri 22nd August Hampshire, Carfest South
Sat 30th August MOTO GP Silverstone
Sat 20th September Looe Festival, Cornwall
Sun 21st September Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 22nd September Bristol, The Fleece
Wed 24th September Glasgow, Stereo Café
Thu 25th September Aberdeen, The Tunnels
Sat 27th September Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Sun 28th September Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Mon 29th September Cambridge, The Portland Arms
Tue 30th September Manchester, Academy 3
Thu 2nd October Northampton, The Roadmender
Wed 8th October 100 Club, London


 Silent Screams Release New Video.

Silent ScreamsWednesday 16th July 2014
UK Metalcore band Silent Screams are following up their recent signing to Artery Recordings with a brand new video for the single ‘A New Normal’.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLI8hswI5Vs

The new album ‘Hope For Now’ will be released on Jul 21st in the UK via Artery Recording.

Accomplishing many things during their short time together, SILENT SCREAMS have completed extensive tours of Australia, Europe and the UK, supporting the likes of Chelsea Grin, Bring Me The Horizon, Your Demise, For The Fallen Dreams, Emmure and Parkway Drive. Also Silent Screams have been a featured act at Ghostfest, Download Festival, Mair 1, Summer Jam and many other high profile festivals across Europe.

After honing their skills on the international live circuit, the band quickly hooked up with producer/engineer Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, Miss May I) at Foundation Studios, Indiana, USA to record their debut album ‘When It Rains’ which was released through Ghost Music in October 2011!

Fast Forward to 2014 and now the band is ready to release their latest album ‘Hope For Now.’ ‘Hope For Now’ showcases the bands growth through nonstop touring and dedication to expanding their musical creativity.

 George Ezra Announces UK Tour.

George EzraWednesday 16th July 2014
George Ezra today celebrates a top 3 chart debut for his album Wanted On Voyage by announcing a full UK tour for October. The dates follow sold out tours in February and June, including a recent show at London’s Electric Ballroom that sold out in a week. See below for the full list of upcoming UK tour dates, with new shows in bold. Tickets for the October shows go on sale at 9am on Friday 11 July, see georgeezra.com for details:
George Ezra - UK shows

12 July - Balado - T in the Park
20 July - Southwold - Latitude Festival
10 August - Newquay - Boardmasters
16 August - Chelmsford - V Festival
17 August - Stafford - V Festival
16 October - Leeds Met University
17 October - Newcastle University
18 October - Queen Margaret Union
20 October - Manchester Ritz
21 October - O2 Academy, Bristol
22 October - Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth
24 October - Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
25 October - The Institute, Birmingham
26 October - Cardiff University Solus

Last weekend, a year after his debut festival performance on Glastonbury’s BBC Introducing Stage, Ezra returned to headline the same tent to a capacity crowd, before a set on the John Peel Stage the following day which, according to festival organisers, brought in the most people for an afternoon gig on that stage ever. His debut album Wanted On Voyage was released the following day. Recorded late last year in Clapham with producer Cam Blackwood, Ezra plays guitar, bass and keyboards on the album. The record’s lead single Budapest is currently in the top 10 in 10 European countries and spending its third week in the UK top 5.

 Lords Of The Riff Part 2 Is Go.

Lord Of The RiffsWednesday 16th July 2014
Following on from the deafening and monstrously successful first instalment of Metal Hammer and Classic Rock's own Lords Of The Riff tour, which took place earlier this year and starred Scorpion Child, Monster Truck and Buffalo Summer, we are proud to announce that it's happening all over again. This autumn, venues around the UK will resound to the life-affirming sound of some of the heaviest riffs currently available to human ears, courtesy of three of the hottest new bands on the planet.

Epic stoner riff-wielders Kyng, organ-hammering groove-masters Lionize and thunderous redneck rockers Anti-Mortem will feature on a rotating line-up so heavy that we can already feel the ground rumbling, and all for the ridiculously reasonable price of £10 per ticket!

"We truly love these bands, and it isn't often that Classic Rock and Metal Hammer agree on anything, so when we do, we party," says Alexander Milas, Editor-in-chief of Metal Hammer and TeamRock. "This tour is about getting behind the best young bands in our world for a proper run of dates, and for a fair price. We can't wait to see you there."

Lords Of The Riff 2 will hit the road in November for 11 skull-shattering dates that promise to be one of the hottest tickets in the heavy music world this autumn.

"Being a part of Lord of the Riff 2 is a huge deal for us!" says Kyng bassist Tony Castaneda. "We couldn't be more excited that our debut there will be part of such an amazing package with Lionize and Anti-Mortem.”

"Lionize is very eager to get back to the UK and perform again so quickly after our last amazing tour with Clutch," says Lionize frontman Nate Bergman. "To be a part of the Lords of the Riff 2 tour is an absolute honour, and we are looking forward to getting this rock'n'roll party started. We are humbled by the immense amount of support and love we are receiving every day in England, and to be a part of a legendary tour in the making is one of the most exciting things we've been a part of to date. We feel people will be talking about this tour for a long time to come. Can't wait, see you soon!"
“We're really excited to tour Europe with Lionize and KYNG,” says Nevada Romo of Anti-Mortem. “Both are visionary bands for this time. We have heard amazing things about Europe and it's reception for this type of rock in roll. We’re really looking forward to seeing how the fans receive us."

In addition to the low price of £10, anyone who buys a ticket for Lords Of The Riff 2 will be entitled to purchase one of our bundles at special wallet-friendly rates! For the basic £10 ticket price, you’ll get full access to TeamRock.com with all the benefits and special content that go with registration. For an additional fee, you can get over a 50% discount on a full digital subscription to Metal Hammer or Classic Rock or, for slightly more, a print /and/ digital subscription to either magazine, both include full TeamRock.com access. These offers will be available at participating venues when tickets go on sale this Friday.

The dates for Lords Of The Riff 2 are as follows...
Nov 5 Leeds Cockpit
Nov 6 Glasgow Classic Grand
Nov 7 Liverpool Arts Centre
Nov 8 Newcastle, O2 Academy2
Nov 9 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Nov 10 Manchester Academy 3
Nov 11 Colchester Arts Centre
Nov 13 Birmingham, O2 Academy2
Nov 14 Bristol Thekla
Nov 15 Stoke Sugarmill
Nov 16 London Garage

 Alt-Fest Add More Bands.

Alt FestTuesday 15th July 2014
With only six weeks to go until Alt-Fest, taking place 15th – 17th August at Boughton Estate Kettering, the event today reveals a raft of new acts across the Metal, Gothic and other stages, including several exclusive bookings. Tickets to Alt-Fest are available now from Alt-Fest.com.

God Seed, featuring former Gorgoroth members Gaahl and King ov Hell, have been confirmed as the latest addition to the Metal Stage. The controversial legacy of the leading Norwegian black metal musicians needs little explaining to aficionados of the heaviest sounds around. This will be the band's exclusive UK festival performance.

The KVB, a duo catching the attention of tastemakers with their dreamy, shoegaze reminiscent guitars and minimal synth melodies, are the first of several additions to Alt-Fest’s Gothic stage. The KVB will appear as one of the many UK Festival exclusives that the festival have lined up for the bill. Italian neofolk five-piece, Spiritual Front, will be next to take to the Alt-Fest stage; also in a UK Festival exclusive. Somewhere between goth and post-punk are Swedish group The Exploding Boy, who will appear in not only a UK Festival exclusive but also a UK premiere. Last but by no means least, amongst the Gothic stage additions will be the sultry sounds of Luna Reign.

British electro industrial group Kommand+Kontrol first performed at Alt-Fest run club night AntiChrist, therefore it is fitting that the band are now set to take to the Industrial stage at this summer’s festival.

Given the ever-increasing support for Fearless Vampire Alt-Fest have moved the band up the billing to the Main stage. In a move similar to Alt-Fest’s fan-led ethos FVK, are soon to stream their second album via their very own social network ‘The Obsidian Bond’ on 17th July.

Finally, SOPHIE stage and TBFM competition winners Resin beat 390 other entrants to bag themselves a slot at the festival. The band’s grunge-tinged grooves won the hearts of fans and Alt-Fest promoters alike in the face of fierce competition.

 Underoath's Spencer Chamberlain Announces New Band Sleepwave.

SleepwaveTuesday 15th July 2014
Sleepwave is the new band from former Underoath singer Spencer Chamberlain, featuring new band mate Stephen Bowman. Epitaph is pleased to release the much anticipated debut album from Sleepwave, Broken Compass, on September 15. Visit Alternative Press to hear the first track "Through The Looking Glass” Click here to go there.

With Chamberlain at the helm, Underoath became a major force in the post-hardcore scene, with two gold albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and crossover success unusual for bands in the scene. Now come Sleepwave with their debut album Broken Compass, the next step in the evolution of Spencer Chamberlain. With an even more melodic, accessible sound, sacrificing none of the intense songwriting that garnered Underoath and a massive following, Broken Compass is sure to put Sleepwave on the map from day one; work¬ing with producer David Bendeth (Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men), the band has crafted an album of intense anthemic rock.

Alternative Press put Sleepwave on the cover of their Most Anticipated issue in 2013, and described the band as "unbridled alt-rock, harkening back to the amped-up mania of classic songs by Smashing Pumpkins and Filter.” Sleepwave has already taken their fervent live show to The Used and Taking Back Sunday US tour this spring.

Fans are invited to pre-order Broken Compass by visiting: http://eu.kingsroadmerch.com/epitaph-records/

 Yes Release New Video.

YesMonday 14th July 2014
Grammy Award-winning Prog Rock icons YES today premiere a lyric video for In a World Of OurOwn,the lead single from their forthcoming studio album Heaven & Earth. The album is released on 21st July though Frontiers Records.In A World Of Our Own is penned by vocalist Jon Davison and bassist Chris Squire.

The video is exclusively available online through MUZU.TV via this link:
http://www.muzu.tv/yes/yes-in-a-world-of-our-own-lyrics-video-video/2265211/

Having sold nearly 40 million albums in a career spanning more than four decades, Heaven & Earth sees YES continuing with theirhallmarksymphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative. The album’s eight tracks feature the distinctive layered music, harmonies, and swirling arrangements that have come to define ‘the YES sound.’ For Heaven & Earth the band teamed up with legendary Grammy Award-winning producer Roy Thomas Baker(Queen, The Cars, Guns N’ Roses)and Billy Sherwood (Toto, Paul Rodgers, Air Supply), who mixed the album. Legendary artist and long-time YES collaborator Roger Dean, once again brings his iconic artistic creativity to the album’s cover art. Heaven & Earthis an album which will captivate YES fans old and new.

Fans can explore Heaven & Earth in advance through the new YES microsite: yesheavenandearth.com where each week the band will premiere a 90-second excerpt of a song from the new album, along with the song’s lyrics.

Above: Album cover art for Heaven & Earth by Roger Dean

YES are: Jon Davison (vocals), Chris Squire (bass), Steve Howe (guitar), Alan White (drums) and Geoff Downes (keyboards). Formed in 1968, YES have created much of rock’s most iconic music, including trackssuch as Roundabout, Close to the Edge, I’ve Seen All Good People, Owner of a LonelyHeart, Starship Trooper, and countless others. Their albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum in the US. YES continue to inspire millions of musicians and music lovers around the world. YES completed a hugely successful UK tour in spring 2014, including a sell-out date at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall. The band are currently touring An Evening with YESin the US.

 Black Star Riders For Classic Rock Tours.

Classic RockMonday 14th July 2014
This year Legends of Rock The Originals will be headlined by none other than Black Star Riders. The band will be performing songs from their recent acclaimed album ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ alongside classic Thin Lizzy tracks.

Classic Rock Tours have been putting on festivals since 2005 which have attracted thousands of music folk of all ages in both Europe & the UK including the legendary Rhodes Rock in Greece. Now in their ninth year they’re offering the best winter weekend line up. So far confirmed for the festival are Black Star Riders, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Alabama 3, The Quireboys, Tygers of Pan Tang, Uli Jon Roth, Voodoo Six, The Blockheads, Pat McManus Band, M. Turner (plays music of Wishbone Ash), The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Curved Air, Mostly Autumn, Bernie Torme and many more. Legends of Rock The Originals Festival is sure to be one of the highlights of 2014.

A family run concern, Classic Rock Tours runs a think tank of 20 regulars when deciding bands and events. It truly is “hand made by rockers”.

The festival will be held at Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth's only 5 Star Holiday and Touring Park. They have a Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award. Practical Caravan Top 100 Family Parks recommended, five pennants AA Holiday Centre, and are a member of The British Holiday Parks Association. They have also won the Hoseason’s Best Holiday Park in the East of England Award for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 - this is voted for by the customer. 52,000 holidaymakers stay with them each year. They have approximately 430 Holiday homes (including 48 apartments) plus pitches with full hook up for fans bringing their own tourers & also plenty of room for camping with toilet & shower blocks close by.

Accommodation and Tickets
Ticket Only : £119 for 3 days including all gigs. 4 days £129.
Own Tents or Tourers £129 for 3 days including all gigs. 4 days £139.
On Site Accommodation from £129 for 3 days including all gigs. 4 days £159.
Prices are per person.

Deposit payable on booking £50 per person, balance due September 2014.
At the optional Thursday opening night party there is a fantastic line up of Classic Rock Tours house bands - Walkway, Buster James, StoneWire & Four Wheel Drive - playing their own original material + some classic covers thrown in for good measure, from 8pm-2am. To add this storming 4th night is just £30 per person extra including accommodation & tickets or just £10 for gig ticket only.
Accommodation can be booked now & if more guests are added later in the same holiday home the booking can be amended to reduce the price accordingly to reflect the higher number of guests. The more in a home the cheaper it gets! All homes have full self-catering facilities & there are restaurant & takeaway outlets on site too & an indoor heated swimming pool !

 Dead Hearts Reveal New Video And Announce Touring Plans For The Rest Of The Year.

Dead HeartsMonday 14th July 2014
Dead Harts release the explosive video
'Cult For The Haggard Youth' the title track from their
highly anticipated new album, “Cult For The Haggard Youth”
(out July 21st on Transcend Music).
Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2dknpta7Hw&feature=youtu.be

The band have also just been announced on the Download Freezes Over Tour this Winter where they join Hacktivist and The One Hundred.

Recorded and produced by Oz Craggs (Feed The Rhino, Hildamay, Mallory Knox)
‘CFTHY’ sees Dead Harts’ high octane, angular writing style take a stratospheric leap forward, creating an undeniably guttural experience.
Dead Harts will be playing a host of shows across the UK
(most of them free entry!) and are set to leave audiences in a sweaty, broken mess.
Flailing guitars, spinning mics, stage dives and high fives are all fundamental ingredients for their recipe of chaos.
Make sure you catch them live!
The band will hit the following venues across the UK:
July
18/07 - Sheffield, Harley (£1 Entry)
19/07 - Retford, Newcastle Arms (Free Entry)
20/07 - Southampton, Joiners (Free Entry)
21/07 - Birmingham, The Flapper (Free Entry)
22/7 - Kingston, Cricketers (£1 Entry)
23/7 - Glasgow, Audio (Free Entry)
24/7 - Manchester, Kraak Gallery (£4 Entry)
25/07 - Bridlington, Basement (£3 Entry)
26/07 - Swansea, Static Bar (Free Entry)
27/07 - Mansfield, Intake (Free Entry)
28/07 - York, The Duchess (Free Entry)
August
01/08 - Worksop, The Frog (Free Entry)
02/08 - Leeds, Temple Of Boom (£2 Entry - 11pm)
03/08 - Leicester, Cookie Jar W/‘68 (£10 Entry)
04/08 - Doncaster, Vintage Rock Bar (Free Entry)
05/08 - Hull, O’riley’s W/‘68(£6 Entry)
15/08 Alt Fest, Northamptonshire

Download Freezes Over Tour with Hacktivist and The One Hundred

November
14/11 - Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
16/11 - Norwich, Open
17/11 - Hull, Fruit
18/11 - Sheffield, Corporation
19/11 - Preston, 53 Degrees
20/11 - Edinburgh, Electric Circus
21/11 - Aberdeen, Tunnels
22/11 - Glasgow, King Tuts
24/11 - Liverpool, Kazimier
25/11 - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
26/11 - Swansea, Sin City
27/11 - Exeter, Cavern
28/11 - Plymouth, White Rabbit
29/11 - Brighton, Audio

December
02/12 - Bristol, Exchange
03/11 - Birmingham, Institute Temple
04/12 - Manchester, Roadhouse
05/12 - Leeds, Cockpit
07/12 - Southampton, Joiners
08/12 - Guilford, Boiler Room
09/12 - Southend, Chinnerys
11/12 - London, O2 Islington Academy

 Samoans To Support No Devotion.

SamonesMonday 14th July 2014
Cardiff-based four-piece Samoans have been announced as support to No Devotion on their clutch of UK dates this month. These shows follow the band’s releasing of their debut album ‘Rescue’ this week.

Samoans will also release a cut from the album for free download on 21st July. The track ‘I Am Your Density’ encapsulates the direction the band is headed in and can be streamed pre-release on The Independent here. ‘Rescue’ is now available on 12" vinyl + download via Apres Vous Records (Hold Your Horse Is.

The album was written and conceived after singer Dan broke his back in December 2012. Samoans were unable to play together for a number of months but found the situation gave them impetus to explore a new direction and write an album. The isolation of writing and recording demos in the confinement of his flat helped Dan to test a new vocal approach which has given the album a more melodic and considered feel, leaving behind the math-laden sound that tended to prevail in the band’s earlier works and making way for a more expansive sound. Influences come from far and wide, as the band were listening to a lot of Oceansize, Nine Inch Nails, Dinosaur Jr, Mogwai and Reuben whilst writing and recording ‘Rescue’. The album was recorded in just five days by Todd Campbell of Straight Lines (who was the band’s first ever drummer) at Stompbox Studios in Pontyclun.

TOUR DATES WITH NO DEVOTION:
July
22 Cardiff CF10
23 Manchester Sound Control
25 London O2 Academy Islington
26 Glasgow O2 ABC2
FURTHER DATES:
30th August - Arctangent Festival

 The National Announce O2 Show.

The NationalMonday 14th July 2014
The National have announced a final event on their Trouble Will Find Me world tour. Tickets to The O2, London show on November 26th go on sale at 9.00am on Friday 18th July from www.livenation.co.uk/artist/the-national-tickets and www.ticketmaster.co.uk priced £34 & £29 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee).

To kick off this momentous celebration and end of tour party The National have invited Wild Beasts to open The O2 proceedings. The end of tour announcement follows their stunning set on Saturday night in Hyde Park where they shared the bill with the legendary Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

2013 saw The National release their sixth studio album Trouble Will Find Me, sell out two nights at London’s Alexandra Place and receive a Grammy nomination. The album charted in the top 3 on both sides of the Atlantic, received international critical acclaim, and was featured in numerous Best Albums media lists.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL Formed in 1999, The National consists of lead vocalist Matt Berninger fronting two pairs of brothers: Aaron (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Scott (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). Their first two full-lengths, The National and Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers, and mini-album, Cherry Tree, preceded their signing to Beggars Banquet in 2004. Alligator (2005) included underground anthem “Mr. November” and raised The National’s profile as they grew into an incendiary live band. Boxer (2007) featured classic songs like “Fake Empire”, “Mistaken For Strangers” and “Start A War;and 2010’s High Violet was widely recognized for its critical and commercial success around the world. Both individually and collectively, The National’s members have been involved in a vast array of artistic, charitable and socio-political pursuits.

 Reckless Love Announce December Tour.

Reckless LoveMonday 14th July 2014
Having just performed at the UK’s Sonisphere festival earlier this month, flamboyant Finnish rockers RECKLESS LOVE have announced a headline run of UK dates for December 2014!

RL frontman, Olli Herman, says;-
“Our recent visit to the UK was very much a case of ‘Flying Finns’ – we were there for a headline show in Bristol, plus a festival appearance at Sonisphere – it was our first time at Knebworth, and we had an amazing show! Thanks to everyone who packed out the Bohemia tent! And now… we’re delighted to announce a more extended return in December – seven (magnificent) dates that will see us pushing everything that bit further… harder, faster, louder, bigger and higher… kicks! Ha! Ha!”

"A dream became reality the moment we stepped onstage at the super legendary Knebworth Park,” continues RL guitarist, Pepe. “The atmosphere was hot and welcoming as the UK crowd showed yet again just how well they know our lyrics, singing along with each song we played! And now we are excited to be bringing our merry metal mayhem back to our dear friends in the UK. December will TRULY rock this year! See you on tour!!"

UK DEC 2014 TOUR DATES:-
04 Newcastle, O2 Academy2
05 Glasgow, Cathouse
06 Nottingham, Rock City
07 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
09 Manchester, Academy 3
10 Cardiff, The Globe
11 London, The Garage

Tickets are available here: http://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/reckless-love

Reckless Love’s third full studio album, ‘Spirit’, is available now via Spinefarm Records. A new single, complete with previously unreleased material, will be released to coincide with the UK dates.

 Linkin Park Add Second Night In London.

Linkin ParkMonday 14th July 2014
Due to unprecedented demand LINKIN PARK have added a second night at The O2 in London on Monday 24th November. The UK dates which went on sale this morning, also include Manchester Arena on November 22nd and London’s O2 on November 23rd. Tickets for all shows are on sale now from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk Special guests on the tour will be Of Mice & Men. www.ofmiceandmenofficial.com. More info from www.linkinpark.com.

The full dates are below:

November 2014:
Monday 3rd Zurich Hallenstadion
Tuesday 4th Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
Thursday 6th Cologne Lanxess Arena
Friday 7th Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
Sunday 9th Oberhausen Koenig-Pilsner Arena
Monday 10th Hamburg O2 World
Wednesday 12th Leipzig Arena
Thursday 13th Munich Olympiahalle
Friday 14th Vienna Stadhalle
Sunday 16th Paris Bercy
Monday 17th Frankfurt Festhalle
Wednesday 19th Berlin O2 World
Thursday 20th Bremen OVB Arena
Saturday 22nd Manchester Phones 4u Arena
Sunday 23rd The O2 London
Monday 24th The O2 London

 Airbourne Announce Club Shows.

AirbourneMonday 14th July 2014
Following their jaw-dropping set at Sonisphere last weekend, stage clambering Australian scamps AIRBOURNE are pleased to announce a clutch of rare club shows in August. The intimate dates prelude their return this Autumn for arena shows with Black Stone Cherry.

Bound to be a beer-swillin', roof-raisin' shindig, tickets go on sale today for following headline gigs:

Tue 26th Aug - PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
Wed 27th Aug - BRIGHTON Concorde
Thu 28th Aug - LONDON Garage

 Malefice For Light The Fuse Touring Festival.

Light The FuseThursday 10th July 2014
UK metallers MALEFICE have been announced as part of the inaugural Light The Fuse Festival following their triumphant return to a packed-out Jägermeister stage at Sonisphere 2014.

Playing alongside Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, He Is Legend, Empires Fade and more, MALEFICE are set bring their brutal sound to venues throughout the country as part of this new road festival.

"Not just a tour, but a travelling rock scene" - have a sneak peek of the festival teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWajv8xvjwY

Festival dates:
September
18th - Manchester, Soundcontrol
19th - Cardiff, The Globe
20th - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
21st - Bristol, Bierkeller

 Dark Fortress Reveal First Song Off Upcoming Album.

Dark FortressThursday 10th July 2014
DARK FORTRESS – launch 'Venereal Dawn', the 1st song taken from their upcoming album

“The sun is rising. Over a tortured and scarred landscape, the sun crawls over the horizon with a feverish scarlet glow. Its sick corona of expanding light makes the air glimmer like a tangible plague, which sickens all living things directly exposed to its light...”
And so it begins… As the living light starts to send its deadly rays upon the Earth DARK FORTRESS have launched the opener and title track of their forthcoming album 'Venereal Dawn' - listen to it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l5LGrbH-8k&feature=youtu.be

'Venereal Dawn' is scheduled for a release on the following dates:
Europe, Australia / NZ: September 1st, 2014
USA, Canada: September 2nd, 2014

“What happens to life on earth if the fragile laws of nature are altered even by a little bit? How can the human psyche deal with the perspective of inevitable extinction? How far can the human soul be stripped before its essence vanishes completely? Can we contain the implications of forced and radical evolution and the insanity it brings?” Questions raised by DARK FORTRESS frontman and lyricist Morean on the band’s 7th studio album 'Venereal Dawn'. Like most previous DARK FORTRESS albums, 'Venereal Dawn' is again a concept album. Its nine songs weave a tale of survival, betrayal and sacrifice in an extremely hostile environment:

1. Venereal Dawn
2. Lloigor
3. Betrayal And Vengeance
4. Chrysalis
5. I Am The Jigsaw Of A Mad God
6. The Deep
7. Odem
8. Luciform
9. On Fever's Wings

Expect epic song structures, mighty sonic cathedrals, virulent and sinister magic and lots of unexpected twists and turns as the bands drags you screaming and headbanging through the abysmal roller coaster of their universe once more.

To spill the viciousness of their upcoming, 7th studio album 'Venereal Dawn' live DARK FORTRESS will tour throughout Europe together with Secrets Of The Moon and Schammasch in October:

DARK FORTRESS
Secrets Of The Moon, Schammasch
presented by Rock Hard, Legacy, Metal.de
16.10.14 (DE) Munich - Feierwerk
17.10.14 (CH) Vevey - Rocking Chair
18.10.14 (DE) Trier - Exhaus
19.10.14 (FR) Paris - Point Ephemere
20.10.14 (UK) London - Underworld
21.10.14 (NL) Nijmegen - Doornroosje
22.10.14 (DE) Essen - Turock
23.10.14 (DE) Berlin - Magnet
24.10.14 (AT) Vienna - Viper Room
25.10.14 (CH) Winterthur - Gaswerk
26.10.14 (DE) Nürnberg - Rockfabrik

 Weezer To Release New Album.

WeezerWednesday 9th July 2014
Weezer will release their highly anticipated ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, on 29 September 2014 via Island Records. Produced by Ric Ocasek, who previously helmed production on the band’s first and third records The Blue Album and The Green Album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End is the band’s first collection of new material in four years.

Since forming in 1992, Weezer have released a myriad of celebrated, chart-topping albums, selling over 13 million records worldwide. Following an intensely prolific couple years at the end of the naughhts, the band chose to deliberately dial down the tempo in 2010, a move singer/guitarist Rivers Cuomo says allowed him to write at a slower pace, giving the songs he wanted to use for an album the time to gradually grow into their final forms. He started almost every song on the piano, eventually transferring them to the guitar before taking them to the band. When it came time to record the material, Weezer reunited with the man who helped them make some of their most iconic album-length work, Cars frontman Ric Ocasek. The resulting album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, is a stand-out gem in Weezer’s vast and varied catalogue, a reflection of a much-loved band at their very best. Organised thematically around three groups of songs, it is an album that utilises that sound from the band’s earliest days to tell new stories in 2014, creating some of the finest, most heartfelt songs Weezer have ever recorded.

More information about Everything Will Be Alright In The End, including details about the album’s first single, will be available soon.

 The Defiled Announce UK Tour.

The DefiledWednesday 9th July 2014
THE DEFILED have announced a headline tour of the UK, hot off the back of their appearances at last weekend’s SONISPHERE festival.

Opening the main stage on Friday to nearly 40,000 people,
THE DEFILED went on to close proceedings on the Sunday at a packed out Bohemia stage, which saw 5000 fans cause the “TENT FULL” signs to go up before they’d finished the first song of their Nirvana Defiled tribute set.

“The last UK tour in Feb was awesome, we just had to get one more in before the year is out.” Exclaims The AvD. “It all started over here and the people here get us more than anywhere else in the world. We’re bringing some awesome special guests with us in the form of AVATAR – like minded blackened souls who understand the importance of putting on a good show – so make sure you get down early. This is going to be our last UK headline run for 'Daggers', so let's make it count. See you in November people!"

Check out their new video for ‘Infected’ which was released last week here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJtQFtKp47k

THE DEFILED ON TOUR IN THE UK:
with special guests Avatar:

November
24 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
25 Glasgow Cathouse
26 Stoke Sugarmill
27 London O2 Academy Islington
28 Brighton Audio
29 Leeds Cockpit

December
01 Manchester Academy 3
02 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
03 Bristol Thekla
04 Southampton Talking Heads

 Palm Reader To Support Protest The Hero.

Protest The HeroWednesday 9th July 2014
Southern England's heaviest hardcore sons, PALM READER, have just announced a string of UK dates supporting Canadian metallers Protest The Hero on their headline tour this coming November and December.

After a series of highly praised festival appearances this summer at the likes of Sonisphere and Ghostfest, and 2000 Trees & Hevy Festival still to come, PALM READER will be ripe and ready to hit the road again, unleashing their brand of riff roaring mayhem in the process and adding more unsuspecting new ears to the converts list.

The quintet who have just finished recording their second full length, will be showcasing new material on the tour, with a debut single scheduled for debut prior to the run.

By the time the final night at KOKO in London rolls around, expect nothing short of the loudest, most aggressive and adrenaline fuelled performance from one of UK hardcore’s driving forces.

PROTEST THE HERO
THE FACELESS
THE CONTORTIONIST
PALM READER

25.11.14 Southampton @ Mo Club
26.11.14 Manchester @ Academy2
28.11.14 Ireland Dublin @ Voodoo Lounge
29.11.14 North Ireland Belfast @ Limelight 2
30.11.14 Wolverhampton @ Wulfrun Hall
01.12.14 Scotland Edinburgh @ Studio 24
02.12.14 London @ Koko


If of course, you can’t wait until November for some more club shows, the band are playing a selection of shows with some great bands throughout summer, with the likes of Trash Talk and Josh Scogin’s (ex The Chariot) new band ’68, along with a trio of show with the equally wild, Baby Godzilla, around the south coast for the ‘Lads On Tour 14’, tour. Bring your life jackets.

12.07.14 2000 Trees Festival
13.07.14 Trash Talk - Tunbridge Wells Forum
01.08.14 ’68 – Kingston @ The Cricketers
03.08.14 ’68 – Leicester @ Cookie
04.08.14 ’68 – Swansea @ The Venue
07.08.14 Baby Godzilla - Brighton @ Bermuda Triangle
08.08.14 Baby Godzilla - Bournemouth @ The Anvil
09.08.14 Baby Godzilla - Plymouth @ Tiki Bar
16.08.14 Hevy Festival
17.08.14 AltFest

 

 Upon A Burning Body Announce New Album.

Upon A Burning BodyWednesday 9th July 2014
Following the announcement that they will embark on their first ever headline tour of the UK this November as part of the inaugural Download Freezes Over package, Upon A Burning Body, one of the most exciting and ferocious bands to emerge from modern metal, announce the release of their highly anticipated 3rd studio album The World is My Enemy Now on 11th August via Sumerian Records.

Upon A Burning Body return with the most aggressive and intense offering of their career. The stunning new album, The World Is My Enemy Now, is set to be one of the most talked about metal albums of the year. With a brutal array of ferocious riffing, ten ton beatdowns and massive, chant along choruses that raise a middle finger to anyone and everyone that’s ever dared to doubt UABB.

Danny Leal (vocals) states: “This new album is the answer to everyone who said we couldn’t succeed and to everyone who has attacked us. We've had to fight for what we believe in and have been held down for too long, ‘The World Is My Enemy Now’. It has the best elements of the last two records with the mindset of pushing the limits and stepping it up to a new level across the board. This record has everything and really shows the dynamics of UABB.

“We want to leave our definitive mark on the scene with this record and want to be remembered as one of the greatest metal bands of our time.”

The World Is My Enemy Now was tracked, mixed and mastered with renowned producer Will Putney (For Today, Body Count) at The Machine Shop in NJ. It also features guest vocals from Trivium’s Matt Heafy on track ‘Blood Sweat And Tears’ and The Word Alive’s Telle Smith on track ‘Earned My Time’. Not 1, but 2 blistering new tracks from The World Is My Enenmy Now were released online last week, which can be viewed here:

Red Razor Wrists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBGaE0HChvg
Scars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcnISrjDdb4

The band will be hitting the road this winter for their first ever headline tour of the UK, playing 11 dates, including a show at London’s Underworld, as part of the first ever Download Freezes Over. Due to scheduling issues (the band now touring the US with Asking Alexandria) the dates have been rescheduled, tickets to the new shows remain valid, new dates as listed below. Danny adds:

“We love the UK and have had so much fun on our two previous tours there. We cannot wait to get back for our first ever headline tour and bring the party BIG TIME. We hope to see packed clubs and the intense shows we’ve become accustomed to from the crazy UK fans. Prepare for the Take over! We’re coming for you! Its Download Freezes Over but where cranking up the heat!”

The band are currently touring the US this summer as part of the massive Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour

 Gallows Release Video For 'Chains'.

GallowsWednesday 9th July 2014
Fresh from launching themselves back into the live arena for the first time since the Reading and Leeds Festivals last year, Gallows spent the weekend tearing down tents at Hyde Park with Black Sabbath before dominating Sonisphere Festival and are now proud to unleash a new video for recently released single ‘Chains’.

Shot in Toronto by Canadian director and musician Josh Reichmann, his dark and foreboding film style perfectly suits the song’s menacing and heavy vibes.

“We approached the making of the ‘Chains’ video unlike anything the band had done in the past,” explains frontman Wade MacNeil. “Looking at it more like a short film than a music video. The end result was something that is dark, beautiful, and other worldly; very much like the song itself.”

‘Chains’ is released through the bands own label Venn (in partnership with Play It Again Sam) as a download with exclusive digital bundles and on limited edition coloured 7” vinyl.
“The song ‘Chains’ came together really quickly,” states guitarist Laurent Barnard. “It started off with one riff and by the end of the day it was recorded. We did it all live too like we were making a garage punk record. My friend Helena who sings in a great band called Dios Mio happened to be in the studio that day so she came in and added some vocals and textures, which brought a very haunting element of the track. It's very different but still very dark which is what Gallows is all about.”

Gallows are confirmed to play the following dates this July/August:
13th Shepton Mallet, UK – NASS Festival
16th Oslo, Norway – Pokalen
17th Bukta, Norway – Tomso Festival Afterparty
19th Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival
20th Guildford, UK – Guilfest
25th Kristiansand, Norway – Makesrik Festival
August
2nd Viveiro, Spain – Resurrection Fest
The ‘Chains’ 7” vinyl (coupled with new song ‘Wristslitter’ on the b-side) is available from: http://www.vennrecords.com

Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7cc5pMA0xk

 Pulled Apart By Horses Announce New Single.

Pulled Apart By HorsesWednesday 9th July 2014
Pulled Apart By Horses have announced details of the next release to be taken from their hotly anticipated third album ‘Blood’. ‘Lizard Baby’, which received it’s premiere on Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record last night, is out on 1st September on the band's own label Best of the Best through Sony Red.

Partly inspired by the birth of the royal baby last summer, you can make your own interpretation as to what that means!

“I guess it vaguely touches on the media & public attention given to people in the lime light and how people can adopt alter egos or change with power” explains Pulled Apart By Horses front man Tom Hudson. “There’s also a bit of a dig at bands and performers who put on a false show or a contrived act.”

Listen to Lizard Baby & watch the pseudo video here (official video to follow soon): http://smarturl.it/lizardbabyaudio

A three minute hypnotic rock sleaze fest, ‘Lizard Baby’ is the follow up to ‘Hot Squash’ which received amazing responses, spent four weeks on the Radio 1 playlist and caused the NME to proclaim “Pulled Apart By Horses are now a serious rock band”. Of the new track, Q said “this time around they’ve slowed down their schtick to a stoner-rock chug on this snarling gem.” These two teasers from their new album ‘Blood’ demonstrate the new musical and lyrical maturity the band have achieved since their last release.

Pulled Apart By Horses have also just confirmed some new regional UK dates in addition to their European dates for Dr Martins and main stage Reading & Leeds Festival slots.

Full live dates are now:

August
18th Coventry Kasbah
19th Nottingham Bodega
20th Liverpool East Village Arts Club
23rd Reading Festival
24th Leeds Festival

September
8th Paris, Maroquinerie
9th Hamburg Molotow Exil
10th Copenhagen, Rust
11th Stockholm, Debaser Strand
13th Amsterdam, Bitterzoet

Blood album tracklisting:
1. Hot Squash
2. ADHD in HD
3. Lizard Baby
4. You Want It
5. Hello Men
6. Skull Noir
7. Grim Deal
8. Bag Of Snakes
9. Outahead
10. Medium Rare
11. Weird Weather
12. Golden Monument

 Suicide Silence Stream New Album.

Suicide SilenceWednesday 9th July 2014
The album marks the debut of new vocalist Eddie Hermida (ex-ALL SHALL PERISH) and is their first full-length recording since the tragic loss of singer Mitch Lucker. 'You Can’t Stop Me' will be released on July 14 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

'You Can’t Stop Me' was produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (SEPULTURA, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, WARBRINGER) and features artwork by Tim Minarzik of Throne Media & Design. The album also includes some special guest appearances by Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) and George 'Corpsegrinder' Fisher (CANNIBAL CORPSE).

Guitarist Mark Heylmun recently explained: “Mitch left behind a set of lyrics with the title 'You Can't Stop Me'. This gave us chills to say the least and we knew we had the title and title track. This filled us with inspiration for writing sessions to empower us and empower you, the supporters of SUICIDE SILENCE".

“We as a band (and Steve Evetts) worked tirelessly on this record and I'm not gonna say we can't wait for you to hear it. I'm gonna tell you that you have to hear it. You have to sit and listen from start to finish. I'm not gonna tell you this is our best record we've ever done. I'm gonna tell you this is the record we care more about than any record we've ever done. This is a record that we fought, bled, sweated and fucking cried over”.

You Can’t Stop Me standard jewelcase track list:
1. M.A.L.
2. Inherit The Crown
3. Cease To Exist
4. Sacred Words
5. Control (feat. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher)
6. Warrior
7. You Can't Stop Me
8. Monster Within (feat. Greg Puciato)
9. We Have All Had Enough
10. Ending Is The Beginning
11. Don't Die
12. Ouroboros

Order the standard album here: http://smarturl.it/SuicideSilenceStopNB

You Can’t Stop Me special edition track list:
1. M.A.L.
2. Inherit The Crown
3. Cease To Exist
4. Sacred Words
5. Control (feat. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher)
6. Warrior
7. You Can't Stop Me
8. Monster Within (feat. Greg Puciato)
9. We Have All Had Enough
10. Ending Is The Beginning
11. Don't Die
12. Ouroboros
Bonus Tracks:
13. Blue Haze
14. Last Breath (HATEBREED cover)
+ Bonus DVD (featuring studio & touring footage)

Order the CD / DVD version of the album: http://smarturl.it/SUICIDESILENCE-CDDVD

You Can’t Stop Me vinyl track list:

Side One:
1. M.A.L.
2. Inherit The Crown
3. Cease To Exist
4. Sacred Words
5. Control (feat. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher)
6. Warrior

Side Two:
1. You Can't Stop Me
2. Monster Within (feat. Greg Puciato)
3. We Have All Had Enough
4. Ending Is The Beginning
5. Don't Die
6. Ouroboros

 Otherwise Premier First Single.

OtherwiseWednesday 9th July 2014
OTHERWISE is premiering the first single 'Darker Side Of The Moon' from their forthcoming sophomore album 'Peace At All Costs' now on RevolverMag.com. The song is presented with an epic lyric video and will be available on all digital platforms on July 14 in Europe. The full album will be out this fall!

OTHERWISE singer, Adrian Patrick comments:
“Darker Side of the Moon is just the beginning of the journey that we plan to take with everyone. The Moon is a heavenly body that we've come to cherish and worship throughout our meager lives... but there is another side to it that most of us know nothing about. We hope that our album 'Peace At All Costs' will help the world navigate the depths of its own darkness and break through into the Light on the other side.”

Take a trip to the 'Darker Side Of The Moon' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHh9YSwZR0U

'Peace At All Costs' is the follow up to the bands 2012's break thru album 'True Love Never Dies' which sold over 55,000 albums and 275,000 singles in the US including the hit songs 'Soldiers', 'I Don't Apologize (1000 Pictures)' and 'Die For You'.

 Frank Iero Unleashes Debut Single.

Frank IeroTuesday 8th July 2014
Today, frankiero andthe cellabration, the latest project from My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero, airs the debut single ‘Weighted’ taken from the album ‘stomaches’.

Weighted is available to stream via YouTube – after being premiered by Daniel P Carter on BBC Radio 1 last night. Impacting on 18th August ‘Weighted’ showcases the spirit and energy across Frank Iero’s debut solo full length.

frnkiero and the cellabration - stomachaches track listing:
1. .all i want is nothing.
2. .weighted.
3. .blood infections.
4. .she’s the prettiest girl at the party and she can prove it with a solid right hook.
5. .stitches.
6. .joyriding.
7. .stage 4 fear of trying.
8. .tragician.
9. .neverenders.
10. .smoke rings.
11. .guilttripping.
12. .where do we belong? anywhere but here.

Watch Weighted Here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t73ngYe6HWM&feature=youtu.be

 Motionless In White To Release New Album.

Motionless In WhiteTuesday 8th July 2014
Scranton, PA's MOTIONLESS IN WHITE have released the title track to their new album Reincarnate, ahead of the album’s release on September 15th, as well as the albums full track listings AND a lyric video. Produced by Dan Korneff (My Chemical Romance, Lamb Of God), the band's third studio album features guest vocals from Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth), Maria Brink (In This Moment), and Tim Sköld (Marilyn Manson, KMFDM). Look out for news coming soon re European and UK live dates.

Visit www.MotionlessInWhite.net to watch the lyric video for Reincarnate
OR here - http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uVX9vSJII0U

"I think I speak for most artists of any kind when I say that it's a rarity to step back from something you created and feel 100% satisfied without seeing the flaws or things you wish you had made differently," said MOTIONLESS IN WHITE singer Chris Motionless. "This is the first time in my life I've composed an album and have departed from the studio feeling like everything I've ever wanted to accomplish, has finally materialized. I put past mistakes behind me and focused on becoming a new body of musical existence, while maintaining the characteristics that I enjoyed most about our band. As it is mine, this will absolutely be your favorite MOTIONLESS record."

Reincarnate track listings:
1. Death March / 2. Reincarnate
3. Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale) (feat. Dani Filth)
4. Unstoppable / 5. Everybody Sells Cocaine
6. Contemptress (feat. Maria Brink)
7. Break The Cycle / 8. Generation Lost
9. Dark Passenger / 10. Wasp
11. Dead As Fuck
12. Final Dictvm (feat. Tim Sköld)
13. Carry The Torch
14. Sinematic (Acoustic Version) [Bonus Track]

New album Reincarnate is also now available for pre-order on the Fearless Records web-store alongside exclusive merchandise and digitally on iTunes. Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive the "Reincarnate" single as an instant download.

iTunes Pre-Order: smarturl.it/miwreincarnate
Physical Pre-Order: motionlessinwhite.net/preorder

A BIT MORE INFO ON MOTIONLESS IN WHITE - Nominated in the Alternative Press Awards, winner of Sirius XM Octane's Best Artist Discovery, and Chris Motionless as a presenter in the Revolver Golden God Awards, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE have carved out a corner in the metal scene with their aggressive electro-tinged anthems, crowd-empowering choruses, melding with their dark and profound message. The band have recruited a huge collection of devout fans across the world, having toured with metal juggernauts such as Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Escape The Fate, and Black Veil Brides. Noted for the ability to shock and awe with their music videos, the band has garnered a collective amount of over 20 Million views on YouTube, and have been nominated for their video work in the Revolver Golden Gods 2014, Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2013, and Kerrang! Awards 2012.

 Blacklist Royals To Release Album.

Blacklist RoyalsTuesday 8th July 2014
Blacklist Royals have announced that they’ll be playing Reading and Leeds Festivals in August, along with a UK release of their new album ‘Die Young With Me’ on 25th August.

As Nat and Rob Rufus began separately penning songs for Blacklist Royals’ new album, ‘Die Young With Me’, it quickly became clear that the musicians shared a thematic mindset. The twin brothers, who have played together in bands since they were 13 years old, both found themselves circling around the same experience, compelled to finally excise their demons in song.

The experience was this: When Rob was 17 he was diagnosed with a rare form a cancer. He spent nearly three years in the hospital, rotated in and out of surgeries and treatments. One of his lungs was removed and numerous side effects lingered. Once Rob was well, supported the whole time by Nat, the brothers moved from their hometown of Huntington, West Virginia to Nashville to begin Blacklist Royals. The group they formed released their debut album, ‘Semper Liberi’, in 2010 and toured extensively for three years.

“We toured so much on that first record and when you live on the road it pushes you to grow up,” Rob says. “That subject matter was floating around in our subconscious. After three years of touring together it was on both our minds. And we’re twins so we just work on the same level.”

The first song that emerged for the truly autobiographical album was the title track, ‘Die Young With Me,’ a propulsive, garage-inspired rock song. The grit and candor of the brothers’ collective experience surges through the chorus, expressing the genuine emotion of what it means to be young and sick. The duo wrote and demoed the album initially in 2012 and, after several more tours throughout 2013, Blacklist Royals found a new record label to call home. Rob and Nat flew to Los Angeles in early 2014 to finally record ‘Die Young With Me’ with producer Ted Hutt (The Bouncing Souls, Gaslight Anthem, Lucero).

“I think Ted really helped take the vision for the album and push it where it should be,” Nat says. “We wanted to pull things back and get to the core of the record as opposed to piling sounds on each other. We wanted to make the record sound honest and upfront and let the songs come through. It has its own vibe and own world where the listener goes when they hear it.”

“We wanted to strip it down and make it true enough so we could make as honest of a record as possible,” Rob adds. “Almost to the point of being unnerving.”

The resulting 11-track album reflects that sense of honesty. Rob and Nat, who shared the responsibility of writing the lyrics, recount their experiences and those of the people around them, capturing the anxiety and tragedy and overwhelming hope involved with any life struggle. It’s about wanting to give up but refusing to ever quit in the face of an obstacle. The music itself is infused with a bluesy undertone, refracting the melancholy themes through musical highs and lows that defy genre categorization. All of the musicians’ inspirations converge in the songs: ‘Out In The Dark’ has a surging Americana tone while the rollicking ‘Hearts On Fire’ is a blood-pumping, dirt-rubbed rocker and ‘Missing Something’ embraces an introspective folk sound. On the other end of the spectrum, ‘26 and Gone’ draws back the instrumentation to sparse indie rock ambience, allowing the song’s mournful lyrics to stand out. Ultimately, the connection between Rob and Nat underscores the music itself.

“It was supposed to sound like two brothers in a room playing music together,” Nat says. “That’s what the whole record is about – two brothers who stand side by side and don’t give up. I think that’s something anyone can relate to regardless of their specific struggle. The record is about this really heavy idea. It’s like opening a diary for everyone to read. But you also get it off your chest and it gives you this connection to the fans. It’s been therapeutic.”

“The songs were written about a struggle I went through and it was a whole other struggle to even make the record happen,” Rob says. “We went through so much and went broke and it seemed bleak, but we kept pushing through. It was the two of us with these songs so once we finished it was a real relief. We felt like we had summed up a chapter in our lives and now we can move on to the next one.”

 Linkin Park Announce UK And European Tour.

Linkin ParkTuesday 8th July 2014
Following their exhilarating headline sets at the European summer festivals, LINKIN PARK return for their own headline tour in November that takes in two dates in the UK at Manchester Arena on November 22nd and London’s O2 Arena on November 23rd. Tickets go on sale onFriday 11th July at 9 a.m.Go to www.linkinpark.com for more information. Special guests on the tour will be Of Mice & Men www.ofmiceandmenofficial.com

The full dates are below:
November 2014:
Monday 3rd Zurich Hallenstadion
Tuesday 4th Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
Thursday 6th Cologne Lanxess Arena
Friday 7th Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
Sunday 9th Oberhausen Koenig-Pilsner Arena
Monday 10th Hamburg O2 World
Wednesday 12th Leipzig Arena
Thursday 13th Munich Olympiahalle
Friday 14th Vienna Stadhalle
Sunday 16th Paris Bercy
Monday 17th Frankfurt Festhalle
Wednesday 19th Berlin 02 World
Thursday 20th Bremen OVB Arena
Saturday 22nd Manchester Arena
Sunday 23rd The O2 London

 The Pretty Reckless Announce UK Tour.

Pretty RecklessMonday 7th July 2014
After incredible performances at this years Download and Isle Of Wight Festivals, The Pretty Reckless are excited to announce a headline UK tour this Autumn in support of the top 10 charting album Going To Hell. The tour will see them through 8 cities and will end at London’s Brixton Academy on 26th November. Full dates are below.

Monday 17th November Nottingham Rock City
Tuesday 18th November Leeds O2 Academy
Wednesday 19th November Manchester Academy
Thursday 20th November Glasgow O2 Academy
Saturday 22nd November Oxford O2 Academy
Sunday 23rd November Bristol O2 Academy
Monday 24th November Birmingham Institute
Wednesday 26th November London O2 Academy Brixton
Tickets onsale 10am Friday 11th July

 Mastodon Announce UK Dates.

MastodonMonday 7th July 2014
Once More ’Round The Sun, the sixth studio album from Mastodon, has debuted at No. 10 on the UK Official Top 40 Chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. This marks their highest chart debut ever on both sides of the pond.

In addition, this album released by Reprise Records on June 24th, has gone Top 10 in most European markets and top 20 in the remaining territories. At present, it is the No. 1 Rock/Metal album in the U.K.; another milestone for Mastodon. Fans and critics agree, this is the best Mastodon yet:

"Colossal, monolithic, city-levelling riffs " - 8/10 Metal Hammer

“Mastodon have set the bar so ridiculously high over the past decade…Brilliant Stuff” **** The Guardian

“The 'don continue to boldly go beyond metal” - KKKK Kerrang!

“The Worlds most inspired alternative/ progressive / metal outfit since the turn of the new century” - 8/10 NME

Once More ’Round The Sun was recorded in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Deftones). It is the follow-up to Mastodon’s critically acclaimed album The Hunter, which also entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in the Top 10 and found its way onto several Year End/Best Of critics’ lists, including those compiled by Rolling Stone, Spin, Revolver, Decibel and many more.

Once More ’Round The Sun is available now on CD, standard vinyl and a limited edition Deluxe Package pressed on two 180g black vinyl discs housed in a quadruple gatefold vinyl jacket featuring artwork by Skinner. The special package will also contain four exclusive lithographs derived from the album artwork plus the entire album on CD.

Following their incredible performance at this past weekends Sonisphere Festival - the band have announced a UK tour. Catch the band live at one of the following venues:

November:
19th Dublin, Academy
20th Belfast, Limelight
22nd Southampton, O2 Guildhall
24th Manchester O2 Academy
25th Newcastle, O2 Academy
26th Glasgow, O2 Academy
28th London, Brixton O2 Brixton Academy
29th Birmingham O2 Academy

December:
1st Nottingham, Rock City
2nd Bristol, O2 Academy
Tickets go on O2 presale on Wednesday July 9th at 9am and are on general sale Friday 11th July at 9am. Get your tickets over at www.kililive.com / www.seetickets.com

 Christina Perri Announces Tour Dates.

Christina PerriMonday 7th July 2014
Christina Perri has announced four exclusive UK dates in November. These much anticipated shows follow the release of her second album HEAD OR HEART.

The tour kicks off on 19 November in Dublin with shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London’s prestigious KOKO on 24 November.

The second single to be taken from the album is BURNING GOLD, released today! You can watch the visualiser for the single here.

The single follows the fantastic album result, in which it debuted at #8 in the UK and reached #4 in the Billboard chart. “HEAD OR HEART” follows the acclaimed singer/songwriter’s breakthrough 2011 debut, “lovestrong” – was recorded over the past year with production from Martin Johnson (Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, One Direction), John Hill (P!nk, Santigold), and Butch Walker (Panic! At The Disco/Fall Out Boy). The album was mixed by GRAMMY Award-winning engineer Manny Marroquin (Kanye West, John Legend, Alicia Keys).

Full Tour Dates
19 Nov Olympia Theatre, Dublin
20 Nov O2 ABC, Glasgow
22 Nov Ritz, Manchester
24 Nov KOKO, London

 We Are The Ocean Announce Tour Supports.

We Are The OceanMonday 7th July 2014
After the success of 2012’s ‘Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow,’ which saw We Are The Ocean storming the BBC Radio 1 playlist, with an addition to the A list for their track ‘Young Heart’, the Essex quartet now prepare to release new music and play their first full UK headline tour since they brought a UK run to a stunning climax at London’s Koko 15 months ago. We are the Ocean today announce that joining them on tour are Kerrang ‘Best British Newcomer’ award nominated Decade along with Newcastle foursome, Boy Jumps Ship.

Tickets for shows go on sale this Friday 11th April 2014, and will see WATO showcase new music alongside the raft of hits from their previous three albums. Alfie Scully, lead guitarist, says of the announcement “We’re so excited to announce that we're heading out on the road again, touring has always been a huge part of what we're about as a band. We always aim to make every one of our shows something to be remembered and this tour will be no exception to that”

Live Dates
Tue 14 Oct 2014 Portsmouth, Wedgwood Rooms
Wed 15 Oct 2014 Bristol, Fleece
Thu 16 Oct 2014 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Sat 18 Oct 2014 Birmingham, Academy 2
Sun 19 Oct 2014 Manchester, Academy 3
Mon 20 Oct 2014 Leeds, Cockpit
Tue 21 Oct 2014 Edinburgh, Liquid Room
Thu 23 Oct 2014 London, Scala
Fri 24 Oct 2014 Reading, The Bowery District

 Protest The Hero Announce Full UK And Europe Tour.

Protest The HeroMonday 7th July 2014
Protest The Hero will end their tour cycle for their album Volition with an UK/European tour November 14th through December 13th. This will be the band’s third tour of the UK and Europe since the release of Volition in October 2013.

Support acts on this run will be The Faceless and The Contortionist. An opening act will also be added. In August, the band will release a video for the track Mist.

Dates for the fall tour are:
14.11.14- Leipzig, Germany- Conne Island
15.11.14- Pilsen, Czech Rep- Pod Lampou
16.11.14- Berlin, Germany- Lido
17.11.14- Off
18.11.14- Oslo, Norway- John Dee/ Rockefeller
19.11.14- Gothenburg, Sweden- Sticky Fingers
20.11.14- Aarhus, Denmark- Voxhall
21.11.14- Enschede, Holland- Atak
22.11.14- Koln, Germany- Essigfabrik
23.11.14- Off
24.11.14- Antwerpen, Belgium- Trix
25.11.14- Southampton, UK- Mo Club
26.11.14- Manchester, UK- Academy 2
27.11.14- Off
28.11.14- Dublin, Ireland- Voodoo Lounge
29.11.14- Belfast, North Ireland- Limelight 2
30.11.14- Wolverhampton, UK- Wulfrun Hall
1.12.14- Edinburgh, Scotland- Studio 24
2.12.14-London, UK- Koko
3.12.14- Off
4.12.14- Paris, France-Trabendo
5.12.14- Karlsruhe, Germany-Substage
6.12.14- Milano, Italy- Live Forum
7.12.14- Rome, Italy- Traffic Club
8.12.14- Munchen, Germany- Backstage
9.12.14- Wien, Austria- Arena
10.12.14- Geneve, Switzerland – L’Usine
11.12.14- Off
12.12.14- Winterthur, Switzerland- Gaswerk Kulturzentrum
13.12.14- Lyon, France- Warmaudio

 Sonisphere 2014 Back With A Bang.

SonisphereMonday 7th July 2014
Sonisphere 2014 celebrated a triumphant return with three outstanding days of music this weekend. 50,000 rock and heavy metal fans descended on Knebworth House to witness live performances from The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica, who led a stellar line-up of rock and heavy metal across five stages. Sonisphere 2014 coincided with the 40th anniversary of music at Knebworth Park, following in the footsteps of some of the most legendary outdoor music events ever staged.

Friday’s main stage, Apollo, opened in riotous fashion with a slimmed down performance from London metallers The Defiled who got the party started with a troupe of sexy, stripping plague doctors. On Sonisphere’s third stage, Bohemia, German digital hardcore band Atari Teenage Riot nearly took the roof off with arguably one of the loudest performances of the weekend before Anthrax played to a capacity crowd in the first of two scheduled sets for the band over the weekend. The legendary New York thrash metal band played their critically acclaimed third album ‘Among The Living’, in full, to a rapturous audience. Limp Bizkit opened their set in style when they invited The Lounge Kittens to join them for opener ‘Rollin’ after the trio impressed Fred Durst with an exclusive performance of their version of the track in Rock Royalty earlier in the day. The main stage was closed by British crossover heroes The Prodigy who delighted fans with a set that included all of their biggest hits including ‘Spitfire’, ‘Breathe’, ‘Firestarter’ and ‘Smack My Bitch Up’.

Saturday boasted some exclusive appearances and experiences, including the very first UK performance by Japanese metal phenomenon BABYMETAL which set the crowds alight with their truly unique style of heavy metal. Anthrax moved onto Apollo, Sonisphere’s main stage for their second performance of the weekend while on Sonisphere’s second stage, Saturn, UK rockers Hundred Reasons took to the stage to play their breakthrough debut album ‘Ideas Above Our Station’ in full. As anticipation built for the main attraction, Iron Maiden, the pioneering UK heavy metal band’s lead singer Bruce Dickinson took to the skies in a Fokker Dr1 Triplane as part of an eight-strong, World War I dog fight! Bruce, along with seven other pilots from The Great War Display Team recreated some classic dog fight formations in an awe-inspiring aerial display before buglers from The Rifles played the Last Post in a touching tribute to the brave pilots of the Great War. Iron Maiden brought their epic Maiden England tour to a close with a colossal two-hour headline performance, which saw them power through hits including ‘Can I Play Madness’, ‘Run To The Hills’, ‘Fear Of The Dark’ and ‘Seventh Son’.

French heavyweights Gojira ushered in the third and final day of the UK’s best rock weekender with the obligatory crowd surfer on an inflatable whale while Mastodon wowed the crowds with an incredible main stage performance, which follows in the wake of the band’s recent album chart success with their sixth studio album ‘Once More ’Round The Sun’. Laurent “Lags” Barnard, guitarist in both Gallows and Krokodil won the award for closest shave (despite his impressive beard) when he embarked on a mad dash from the Jagermeister stage, where he closed the set with Krokodil, over to the Bohemia stage to open for Gallows. Dream Theater delivered a masterclass in prog rock virtuosity on the Saturn stage and worked the crowd into a frenzy in anticipation of the final headliners of the weekend, Metallica. Fresh from their recent Glastonbury performance, Metallica brought the house down with a set that was almost entirely requested by fans. Metallica by Request invited everyone who bought a ticket to vote for which song from the band’s massive catalogue of hits they would like to hear on the night. Unsurprisingly, the set list featured classic Metallica tracks such as ‘Creeping Death’, ‘Sad But True’, ‘Master of Puppets’ and the band’s global smash hit ‘Enter Sandmen’. The set also included a UK debut performance of the band’s new record ‘Lords of Summer’.

Stuart Galbraith, Sonisphere Festival Director commented: “We’re absolutely thrilled that Sonisphere is back at Knebworth in such an historic year for the house. Only the biggest line-up would have been suitable for this 40th anniversary year and we’re extremely proud with what we have delivered for the fans. Having been onsite all weekend, we’ve realised what a special place Knebworth is as a backdrop for Sonisphere.

Despite a little bit of rain on Saturday, the weather has been outstanding and the site has worked flawlessly throughout the weekend. Our mission has always been to deliver the absolute best experience for the fans that we possibly can and we hope we have more than delivered in 2014. The atmosphere across the site has been incredible and there’s a palpable sense of community amongst the crowd, which has been reflected in our extremely low crime figures. There have been very few incidents and feedback from bands, management and fans alike has been fantastic all weekend.

We’re already working hard on lining up headliners for 2015 and will make further announcements in due course. We want to thank everyone who made Sonisphere 2014 such a special moment and hope that they enjoyed it as much as we did.”

Henry Lytton Cobbold added: “We’ve loved all four of the Sonispheres we’ve had to date but 2014 has been particularly special because it’s our 40th year of hosting concerts at Knebworth Park and what a great way to continue that legacy with some truly classic rock echoing all the greats that have been before. Sonisphere fans are our favourite of all the concerts we stage. They are so passionate about the music and so happy to be at Knebworth that we love to see them coming up the hill each year, it’s a great thrill. What’s more, in 2014 a member of the family has finally got on the bill. What a great way to kick off our 40th year than to watch our son Ed open the show on Friday with his band Glass City Vice. 2014 has been a classic year and here’s to the next 40 years of Knebworth!”

 Reuben To Celebrate Tenth Anniversary Of 'Racecar Is Racecar Backwords'.

ReubenSunday 6th July 2014
Reuben's debut album Racecar is Racecar Backwardsturned 10on 21st June 2014 and to celebrate a decade of its joyful existence, Xtra Mile Recordings is releasing a two disc deluxe edition of the album later this year.

Disc one contains the original 16 song album, while disc two is crammed full of completely unreleased radio sessions, demos, and interviews. They will be packaged together with new artwork, photographs and a booklet all commemorating this acclaimed debut album. Tracklisting and artwork will be revealed nearer the release date.

The album was originally released on 21 June 2004, and the very first album Xtra Mile Recordings solely released withthe catalogue number XMR001CD. Its impact withinthe ever brewing UK rock trenches was significant. Along with albums bylabel mates Million Dead and other bands like Hell Is For Heroes, Jarcrew and mclusky,it helped form a nascent stream of heavy music that was melodic and aggressive yet sieved with wry British humour. Reuben became a cult band with a fanatical following that still remains to this day. The album helped earn Reuben a Kerrang! Award nomination for Best British Newcomer and spawned such classic singles as 'Freddy Kreuger', 'Moving ToBlackwater', 'Stuck In My Throat' and 'Let's Stop Hanging Out'.

Check out this video Jamie put together of footage filmed round the release of the album ten years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeKV1TdcTI4?

Speaking about the album, Reuben's three members reminisce:
"When I hear the album now I'm always surprised how full of energy it sounds, since we were so exhausted when we made it. I know some people say the production is scrappy but I thought and still think it's pretty slick! I remember desperately not wanting our first album to be swept under the carpet, to be just a practice run for the second one. I wanted it to stand on its own and I think it does." says guitarist and vocalist Jamie Lenman

Drummer Guy Davies adds: "I'm incredibly proud of Racecar, and it's loaded with hits. I can feel the adrenaline running through me when I listen to that album up nice and loud - Those songs make me feel fucking great. I am one proud owner."

Jon Pearce, bassist says: "We knew how we wanted it to sound…we found someone who could record what we wanted and we nestled into a dark and dingy former shed in Surrey. Both Jamie and Guy are such awesome musicians, and the songs were so well shaped after years of touring, you can still hear that when you listen back to it today."

Charlie Caplowe, MD of Xtra Mile Recordings concludes: "I remember vividly the day the album was finally finished and being able to put a plan together to release it. We knew it was a great album and when the positive reviews started pouring in it was nice that others realised how special it was too. The success spurred us on as a label to do more, and the rest, as they say, is history. We're thrilled to celebrate its tenth anniversary."

 Professor Green Releases New Single 'Not Your Man'.

Professor GreenSunday 6th July 2014
Professor Green is back. The million plus selling Hackney born and raised rapper will be releasing Instant Grat, ‘Not Your Man’, via iTunes today.

Produced by Felix Joseph (Ella Ingram, Kwabs), ‘Not Your Man’ showcases Green’s trademark sure-fired wordplay, punchlines and flow, and features the gravelly, soulful vocals of Zimbabwe born singer Thabo (Thabo & The Real Deal).

The accompanying video to ‘Not Your Man’ has been shot by world renowned photographer Simon Emmett (GQ, Vogue, Vanity Fair). While remixes come courtesy of some of Grime and Hip Hop’s finest MCs, with one version delivered by Washington DC rapper Wale, and another by the enigmatic CASisDEAD and Chase and Status signed Dream Mclean.

‘Not Your Man’ is the first cut to be taken from Professor Green’s forthcoming third studio album ‘Growing Up in Public’ due for release on Virgin EMI on 22nd September 2014.

LISTEN HERE: http://po.st/NotYourManSC

 Darkest Hour Announce New Album.

Darkest HourSunday 6th July 2014
On August 5th, 2014 the mighty DARKEST HOUR returns with their most
accomplished and innovative offering of their already storied career. The much-anticipated new self-titled album showcases each individual pushing themselves outside of their comfort zone implementing more clean vocals with expanded dynamic melodies rooted firmly in thrash metal with bombastic shredding guitar solos. This offering is soon to be yet another benchmark in heavy metal history.

Check out the blistering new track, 'Wasteland,' now at the link below and look for them touring on the RockStar Energy Mayhem Festival all summer long in the US. DH is back and better than ever.

'Wasteland' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J13Nd89MP_8

PRE-ORDER Bundles: http://fuckwaitingaroundtodie.com

Mike Schleibaum (guitars) states: "Along with a new rhythm section, we also chose a very different route for the album's production this time around.

While we have worked with well known producers in the past (Brian Mcternan, Devin Townsend, Fredrick Nordstrom), we chose a much younger and more local producer in Taylor Larson. He recently gained a lot of attention after his work with Periphery and after spending some time working with him we knew he was the man for the job."

He continues: "Tasked with making the most sonically modern, melodic and diverse DARKEST HOUT album yet, Taylor looked the challenge right in the eyes. His uncompromising approach to pushing us as songwriters and musicians was unrivaled. It took a young heart with a fresh perspective to get this album moving in the right direction and Taylor was the man in the driver's seat."

 The Boomtown Rats Announce UK Tour.

Boom Town RatsFriday 4th July 2014
After last year’s storming of the Isle of Wight Festival stage an exhilarated Bob Geldof said "It's weird. I'd forgotten how powerful a band The Rats are!" Others hadn't. What was only meant to be a brief "re-grouping" turned into a triumphant sell out UK tour, a block-booked 2014 Festival season and now the announcement of ‘Ratlife’ the second half of The Boomtown Rats’ second coming. Taking in the towns missed out on their first jaunt and returning - literally by public demand - to the country’s major cities so thoroughly re-Ratted six months ago. Beyond nostalgia both press and audience agreed that those many classic Ratsongs had indeed stood the test of time morphing from the radical, upstart transgressive rage of the mid-70's into tunes for the ages with a tragic contemporary resonance. The audience, ranging from the Rats’ contemporaries to the newer, younger curious crowd wondering what the fuss had been about, immediately recognised the timeless frustrations and rage of the Now embodied in the Rats’ tunes and performance. Age had indeed not withered them, but made them more potent. At a time of cookie cutter anodyne musical drivel the visceral Shock of the Old from its original purveyors is one of contemporary music’s great treats and revelations.

The Boomtown Rats’ ‘Ratlife’ tour will visit:

OCT
18th WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
19th NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
20th GLASGOW O2 ABC
22nd SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
23rd LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
25th MANCHESTER Ritz
26th LINCOLN Engine Shed
28th LEAMINGTON SPA Assembly
29th BRISTOL O2 Academy
31st PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre

NOV
1st OXFORD O2 Academy
3rd CAMBRIDGE The Junction
4th LEICESTER O2 Academy
6th BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
7th LONDON The Forum

Accompanying the Live Nation promoted tour the Rats will release ‘Ratlife’ - a new compilation of classic Rats tracks with previously unheard additions.

Formed in 1975 in Dublin The Boomtown Rats exploded out of Ireland in ’76 and their fast, loud, furious music and their fast, loud, furious attitude meant they became part of the burgeoning punk scene. Singer Bob Geldof’s defiant motormouth arrogance and flagrant disrespect for authority endeared him and his band to every youth who felt weighed down by the heavy handed blandishments of church and state. In the UK The Boomtown Rats first toured with the Ramones and Talking Heads rocking and mocking the status quo alongside the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Jam and The Stranglers. They became one of the biggest bands of the late 70s/80s with a string of top ten hits and platinum albums, earning them Brit Awards, Ivor Novellos and Grammy Awards. Making history as the first Irish band to have a UK no 1 hit with ‘Rat Trap’, they went on to top the charts in 32 Countries with ‘I Don't Like Mondays’ and racked up six era-defining albums.

 Night Verses To Support Feed The Rhino And reveal New Video.

Night VersesThursday 3rd July 2014
Following tours in the UK with letlive. and Norma Jean over the past year, Night Verses will be returning to these shores in October as support to Feed The Rhino, along with Baby Godzilla. The bi-coastal US quartet have also unveiled a new music video for ‘Celestial Fires’, a typically heady cut from their critically lauded 2013 album ‘Lift Your Existence’.

Drummer Aric Improta says "It's a privilege to tour with bands that require us to perform at our highest level to keep up and this is the epitome of that sort of tour. Both Feed The Rhino and Baby Godzilla deliver passion on a truly genuine level. It's going to be a huge plus watching them play each night while on this return to some of our favorite places in the world."

Consistently breathtaking in their musicianship, Night Verses are a must-see live act.


Feed The Rhino / Night Verses / Baby Godzilla Tour
OCTOBER
16 - NORWICH Waterfront Studio
17 - LONDON Underworld
18 - BRISTOL Exchange
19 - BIRMINGHAM Asylum
20 - MANCHESTER Sound Control
21 - GLASGOW Ivory Blacks
22 - NEWCASTLE Think Tank
23 - SHEFFIELD Corporation
24 - SOUTHAMPTON Joiners


NIGHT VERSES release music video for ‘Celestial Fires’
WATCH - http://youtu.be/k5-y8wnyXGM

 Godsmack Announce New Album.

God SmackThursday 3rd July 2014
FEW BANDS have so consistently and successfully championed the cause of hard rock as Godsmack.

Since the release of their self-titled debut (1998), the Boston quartet – Sully Erna (lead vocals / guitar), Shannon Larkin (drums), Robbie Merrill (bass) & Tony Rombola (lead guitar) – have notched up a remarkable set of facts ‘n’ stats in the US and beyond: these include 4 Grammy nominations, 4 Platinum Awards, 20 million records sold, 3 consecutive US #1 albums, unmatched airplay records at radio, and many more…

Now, in 2014, The ’Smack are back with both a new single– ‘1000hp’, a #1 debut on the US iTunes Rock Chart – plus a rekindled desire to take their signature sound to the international arena, with the single a potent point of attack… Listen to the ‘1000hp’ single on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkmZz-nrlyg

“I think you can hear a real hunger in the sound,” says Erna. “We’re all pretty fired up at the moment, and that extends to taking our music overseas. It’s time to give some real focus to our touring activities outside of North America, and we think this new single will make our intentions clear. It’s one for the fans, and that means our fans everywhere…”

Taken from the forthcoming album of the same name, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘The Oracle’ (one of the aforementioned chart-toppers), ‘1000hp’ sees Godsmack in fifth gear right from the start – a raw, thrashy, punked-up call-to-arms that documents the band’s journey from the Boston clubs, promoting a debut album recorded over a weekend for $2600, to the arenas of the world.

That first outing was subsequently picked up by Republic Records/Universal and has now sold in excess of 5 million copies, but it’s the backs-to-the-wall struggle of the early days that Godsmack sought to tap into for ‘1000hp’, single and album alike…

“Yeah, we made a conscious decision to go back to the streets of Boston for this one,” reflects Erna. “It doesn’t just capture the spirit of the city. It’s GODSMACK!”

“It’s a kick-ass rock tune from what I feel is our most kickass record!” says Larkin about the single, which leads off the album. “There’s a punk edge and a different energy.”

Produced & mixed by Dave Fortnam (Slipknot, Evanescene, etc.) working closely with Erna, ‘1000hp’ (the album) was recorded in Godsmack’s new HQ just 30 minutes from the heart of Boston, and the band’s calling-card weight, groove, power and spiritual tone are in evidence throughout, tempered here an’ there by more reflective moments, and – in certain cases – something of a new drift.

But it’s ‘1000hp’, the single, that sets the tone for the record (10 tracks, plus bonus cut ‘Life Is Good’), with its “bad ass” ’65 Chevelle engine bursts and “turn that sh*t up louder!” refrain, and it must surely feature in the live set when the band hit the road for the US ‘Uproar Festival’ tour this August.

In the past, the four have appeared at a host of major events (Ozzfest, Mayhem, etc.), and toured alongside some of rock’s foremost legends, the likes of Black Sabbath and Metallica; now it’s time for Godsmack to build their story on a truly global scale, with European dates already being discussed.

“We’ve had some great experiences playing overseas in the past,” concludes Erna, “and we can’t wait to return to the roads of Europe and beyond. The new single looks back to our earliest days as a band, when we were starting to build a following, so our history is all about growing the Godsmack name through hard work and hard touring. We’re ready to show everyone what Godsmack stands for!”

In the meantime, “turn that sh*t up louder!” seems as good advice as any.

 Counting Days Release New Video And EP Details.

Counting DaysThursday 3rd July 2014
‘This Life In Black’ is the second track to be unveiled by Hardcore’s newest super group Counting Days, who can now announce their debut EP is called ‘The War Of The Wolf’ and is set for release July 28th.

The London based band comprise of members and ex members of Heights, TRC, Architects, Last Witness, More Than Life, Prowler, Rough Hands, Life and Limb and more.

The combination is an exciting brand of metalcore that fuses Thrash, British Heavy Metal and Hardcore.

“We're stoked that the stars finally aligned when they did and we could get this project off the ground with all the right guys" – Charlie Wilson.

Counting Days are:
Thomas Debaere - Vocals(Ex Heights Vocalist)
Charlie Wilson - Guitar(TRC/Astroid Boys)
Bobby Daniels - Guitar(Ex Last Witness, More Than Life and Architects session musician)
Alex Dench - Bass(Rough Hands vocalist)
Lasselle Lewis - Drums(TRC)

Catch Counting Days at the following shows:
10th August - The Oobleck, Birmingham with Deez Nuts and TRC
11th August - The Garage, Glasgow with Deez Nuts and TRC
12th August - CWB IFOR Bach, Cardiff with Deez Nuts and TRC
13th August - The Boarderline, London with Deez Nuts and TRC
15th August - Hevy Fest, Kent

Video is online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmEZjbGjhfU

 Frank Iero Announces New Project.

Frank IeroWednesday 2nd July 2014
“In late 2012 I started to experience an increase in my already painful digestive issues and my creative side started to wither under the weight of not ever feeling well,” commented Iero. “I turned my basement office into a makeshift studio and every time I felt the pain coming on I'd go downstairs and hammer out an idea. After a few months I started to take a look at what I was making, I had for the first time in my life written a large grip of songs completely alone and without any expectations or plans of what they would be for. I've always been in bands writing songs with friends in order to play shows or record a future record. But this was different. These songs, they were all mine. They started inside me as these wretched stomachaches and I had to dig them out of me in order to survive. They were my disease and ultimately became my cure.”

Iero, former guitarist for My Chemical Romance, plays every instrument on the 12-track album except for drums, which were handled by Jarrod Alexander (My Chemical Romance). Stomachaches was created in Iero’s own B.Calm home studio then later recorded at North End Recording in Passaic, New Jersey with some additional vocals completed at Backstage Studios. Mixing duties were handled by Ed Rose (Get Up Kids, Motion City Soundtrack) at St. Albans West.

Stomachaches was selected by Alternative Press magazine as one of their “Most Anticipated of 2014” and fans first heard solo material from Iero when he contributed a bonus track – “This Song Is A Curse” - to the Frankenweenie Unleashed soundtrack. Most recently Iero can be heard covering “Extraordinary Girl” for Kerrang’s tribute to Green Day, American Idiot.

Pre order details to be announced shortly and live European dates look to be due late 2014.

frnkiero and the cellabration - stomachaches track listing:
1. .all i want is nothing.
2. .weighted.
3. .blood infections.
4. .she’s the prettiest girl at the party and she can prove it with a solid right hook.
5. .stitches.
6. .joyriding.
7. .stage 4 fear of trying.
8. .tragician.
9. .neverenders.
10. .smoke rings.
11. .guilttripping.
12. .where do we belong? anywhere but here

 Fearless Vampire Killers Announce New Single.

Fearless Vampire KillersWednesday 2nd July 2014
…From the shadows of Waveney Valley in Suffolk (minus a tiny detour via Hemel Hempstead), there was spawned one of 2008’s most willingly unconventional rock bands of their time. After a trio of EP’s and a debut full-length in 2012, ‘Militia Of The Lost’, Fearless Vampire Killers are finally releasing new music in support of their sophomore record due for release later this year. The album was recorded in Seattle US and was produced by none other than long time friend and key supporter, William Control. ‘Neon In The Dance Halls’, the first single to be taken from the album, is set for release on August 4th 2014.

Kier, co-vocalist with Laurence is stoked to be getting out some of their new content out into the publics ears finally!
"This song sums up everything that we've tried to achieve with this album. Ballsy and melodic with no limits! I hope everyone else is as excited as we are to finally be putting this out!"

To pre-order the single, head over to: www.smarturl.it/eqhh7a

Not only is the band releasing this single, already having national airplay under their belt from XFM where the single was exclusively premiered, the band will soon be revealing more about a huge project they have undertaken, designed and created all themselves. A project to enhance every aspect of being a Fearless Vampire Killers fan, a truly original and unique idea that’s come to fruition from their own graft – a band of many talents!

This project, entitled ‘Obsidian Bond’ has been devised by the guys as a platform and social network for fans to create content, receive unique content and also hear their album before everyone else with much, much more. One track will be released off the album every week until the official album release date. This will all be kicking off from July 17th 2014.

 Electric Wizard Reveal Album Artwork And Title.

Electric WizardWednesday 2nd July 2014
Electric Wizard have today announced ‘TIME TO DIE’ as the title of their forthcoming studio album; ‘TIME TO DIE’ is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment, and is testament to the fact that Electric ‘fucking’ Wizard continue to be the most uncompromisingly heavy, genuinely twisted and evil band in the world.

This will be their first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

Says EW founding member, Jus Oborn:-br> “All of our albums in the past have had a theme – revenge, drugs, black magick – and the theme of this one is death. Of course, death to us really means rebirth, so this album is a manifestation of a very primal occult belief in the final sacrifice. We have gone full circle – it was inevitable, but we had to do it. We had to kill the band so we could be reborn. It was the only way to ensure we could come back even stronger.”

The artwork, once again created by Oborn, is an extension of the theme; this is further solidified by the LP gatefold image, to be revealed at a later date.

Electric Wizard, who have just played at Hellfest in France, have the following festival appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:-

July 3rd Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark (Arena Stage)
July 4th Sonisphere, Knebworth Park, UK (stage headline)
Aug 16th Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK
Sep 12th Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)
Oct 10th – 12th Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium

 Cannibal Corpse Reveal New Album Tracklist.

Cannibal CorpseWednesday 2nd July 2014
American Death Metal Icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, are pleased to announce the release of their thirteenth full-length, entitled, A Skeletal Domain.

Lucky number thirteen? Lucky or not, it's a quantity of releases (not even counting VHS/DVD releases and EPs) and a wealth of material beyond which most bands could even fathom. The CANNIBAL CORPSE collective ˆ vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, bassist Alex Webster, guitarists Pat O'Brien and Rob Barrett and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz - approaches each recording session with a honed and precise vision of a band in their third decade of existence. With this new entry to their extensive catalog, they've switched gears, opting to work with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, after having tracked their previous three outings (Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture) with Erik Rutan. Boasting twelve-ominous tracks in forty-four spine-fraying minutes, the result is a massive, belligerent, and deliberate aural attack that finds the band at their peak of their notoriously hyper kinetic, meticulously executed brutality.

Preparation for A Skeletal Domain did not vary significantly from previous efforts. "At the end of the day, we're still making a death metal record, no matter where it's being recorded," relays bassist Alex Webster. Mark Lewis offered a slightly different, modern recording approach, but the band stressed that they could not be more pleased with their previous albums with Rutan, and the door is most definitely open to work with him again in the future. Changing producers is something the band has historically done after every few albums, if only to not get too comfortable.CANNIBAL CORPSE also tried to step outside of their comfort zone when it came to songwriting and their musical performances. "Consistency is often confused with repetition. We are established with what we do as a band, and we could relax and not push ourselves, but we try to push the envelope. That's what makes this exciting," adds Webster. "Anyone who really listens to this album with an open mind will hear that it's not same-old same-old." Mark Lewis would concur with Webster's analysis and even goes a step further by claiming that "there are moments on this record that have never happened in musical history." CANNIBAL CORPSE have proven time and again that they have more fuel in their tank, more riffs in their minds, and more ways to describe gore than any single group of human beings could ever have hoped. The thirteenth album will prove to be as important a landmark in their career as just about any other. CANNIBAL CORPSEare consistency defined.

A Skeletal Domain will be released in the UK on September 15th, 2014 via Metal Blade records. Point your browser to this location where you'll witness the sonic trauma that embodies second track, "Sadistic Embodiment" as well as a host of preorder bundles: http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse/

A Skeletal Domain Track Listing:
01. High Velocity Impact Spatter
02. Sadistic Embodiment
03. Kill or Become
04. A Skeletal Domain
05. Headlong into Carnage
06. The Murderer's Pact
07. Funeral Cremation
08. Icepick Lobotomy
09. Vector of Cruelty
10. Bloodstained Cement
11. Asphyxiate to Resuscitate
12. Hollowed Bodies

 Hellyeah Announce UK Tour.

Hell YeahTuesday 1st July 2014
With the album’s #1 Debut on the US BILLBOARD Hard Rock Charts (Top 20 on the overall charts) and the single “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)” hitting the Top 20 at rock radio in the US, HELLYEAH has made an impressive showing with their fourth album, BLOOD FOR BLOOD. The release is seeing critical acclaim from all over the world, with notable praise in the UK, Australia, Canada and the USA.

“Far beyond impressive & firing on ALL cylinders! This is exactly what we need & it’s their most Metal & dominant album EVER!” – Jose Mangin, Director of Music Programming, SiriusXM Radio (USA)

"Blood for Blood is punchy and vitriolic, full of unforgiving tracks like “Soul Killer” and “Say When,” the latter featuring Vinnie Paul’s most acrobatic drumming since Pantera… On Blood for Blood, Hellyeah’s pain is our gain" - Jon Weiderhorn / REVOLVER Magazine (USA)

"To me, this is exactly what the band needs to sound like. I’ve liked what they have put out before, but this is the best single they’ve put out." -Evan Baran – Music Director – The Wolf/Regina, SK (Canada)

“Bolder and better than the finest of the first three albums combined” – Aaron Small, BraveWords.com(Canada)

"I'm listening to the album now, it's REALLY good, I love it...you have my full support on plays between now and the release!" - Ian Camfield, XFM Rock Show (UK)

“"On this, their fourth album, it sounds like the backyard party has split off into a bloody carpark brawl…the band now sounds more aggressive and downright friggin' pissed than ever before… Hellyeah really came into their own.” – BLUNT Magazine (Australia)

BLOOD FOR BLOOD is a welcome return to form. It leaves a mark, thanks to songs like the angular, vengeful "DMF," a song birthed by the sort of anger that can't be faked; it will leave you wondering who pissed these guys off. "Gift" is dirty, rowdy rock with equal parts groove and swagger, but also possessed of the sort of punk rock energy that would make Motorhead fans turns their heads. Then there is moodier, more contemplative fare like "Moth" or "Hush," which connect on an emotional, cellular level, proving that you can be incredibly heavy in ways other than loud and fast. The album sounds like a re-charged HELLYEAH, taken up many notches.

Check out HELLYEAH on tour in Europe at the following dates this summer:

27-Jul-14 Moscow, Russia Volta Club
29-Jul-14 Berlin, Germany C-Club
30-Jul-14 Szekesfehervar, Hungary Fezen Festival
1-Aug-14 Wacken, Germany Wacken Music Festival
2-Aug-14 Graz, Austria See Rock Festival
3-Aug-14 Udine, Italy Interstate Studio 270
5-Aug-14 Mannheim, Germany Alte Seilerei
6-Aug-14 Cologne, Germany Underground
8-Aug-14 Kortrijk, Belgium Alcatraz Festival
9-Aug-14 Derbyshire, England Bloodstock Open Air Festival
10-Aug-14 Chester, England The Live Rooms
12-Aug-14 Bristol, England The Fleece
13-Aug-14 Milton Keynes, England Craufurd Arms
15-Aug-14 Manchester, England Sound Control
16-Aug-14 Wolverhampton, England Slade Rooms
17-Aug-14 London, England Underworld

 Sister Announced To Support Skid Row.

SisterTuesday 1st July 2014
Sweden's SISTER have announced they will join Skid Row on an extensive UK run that kicks off in Bristol on October 17, 2014. Making up the bill will be The Last Vegas.

Rikki Riot comments:
"Skid Row has been a great influence to the members in Sister since the start of their own musical career and before that. It will be a great experience to share the stage on the UK tour in October. We will do our part to make this a memorable tour for a long time to come!"

Skid Row + SISTER + The Last Vegas

October 2014
17th BRISTOL – Bierkeller
18th CAMBRIDGE – The Junction
19th HULL – The Well
20th EDINBURGH – Liquid Room
22nd BOURNEMOUTH – Old Fire Station
23rd STOURBRIDGE – River Rooms
24th WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23
25th BUCKLEY – Tivoli
26th NUNEATON – Queens Hall
28th LONDON - Underworld

SISTER have also confirmed an appearance at the 'Peace and Love' festival in Borlänge, Sweden on July 5th.

SISTER recently launched a brand new music video for one of the most vitriol-filled cuts from their latest album, ‘Disguised Vultures’. "Slay Yourself" was filmed at venues in Sweden and Finland and captures the sweaty and raw energy unleashed on the club stages on that tour.

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

"Disguised Vultures" emphasizes what the band is all about: heavy, raw sound and attitude. Fans will find plenty more of what Revolver Magazine described as "a genre-bending amalgam of street punk attitude and glam-inspired melodies" on this new album.

"Disguised Vultures" track listing:
01. My Enemy
02. Sick
03. Disguised Vultures
04. Arise
05. We Salute 'Em
06. Slay Yourself
07. Naked
08. DMN
09. (Stop The) Revolution
10. Please Kill Me

 The Haunted Announce New Album.

The HauntedTuesday 1st July 2014
Swedish Metal institution The Haunted can finally reveal some details about their upcoming, much anticipated new album, which sees the band return to their classic deadly thrash metal sound.

The Haunted’s new album, which was again recorded with the band’s longtime producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio (Dark Tranquillity, Heaven Shall Burn, Sick Of It All, etc.) in Denmark, is symbolically and programmatically entitled “Exit Wounds” and will be released on August 25th, 2014 in Europe and September 2nd, 2014 in North America via the band’s longtime label partner Century Media Records.

The Haunted’s vocalist Marco Aro commented on the album’s impending release’s title and artwork as follows:

“Ok my friends, so here we are again…at the threshold of a new The Haunted release. It maybe doesn’t sound very exiting to some…but…it is!!!

This time around we’ve found our way back to where we once started! You could say that we’ve gathered the old crew, both in music and the artwork. Our old friend Andreas “Diaz” Pettersson is back, an amazing artist with a rap sheet which includes the artwork on no less than four The Haunted albums. He always finds a way to put our thoughts into print where he sometimes even scares us a bit…and this release is no different.

We decided on “Exit Wounds” as being a good title for the album given the recent history of the band, but also a sort of a phoenix rising. FUCKING JÄVLA FÅGEL FENIX….WE ARE BACK!!!

We are so excited about this little thing we’ve created! Can’t wait to get out there and start playing these songs and for me personally, I could not be more proud of what we have done, I really hope you’re going to enjoy it!”

And here is the tracklisting of “Exit Wounds” in its standard edition:

THE HAUNTED – “Exit Wounds”:
1. 317
2. Cutting Teeth
3. My Salvation
4. Psychonaut
5. Eye Of The Storm
6. Trend Killer
7. Time (Will Not Heal)
8. All I Have
9. Temptation
10. My Enemy
11. Kill The Light
12. This War
13. Infiltrator
14. Ghost In The Machine

THE HAUNTED’s list of upcoming shows is as follows:

 King 810 To Release Debut Album.

King 810Tuesday 1st July 2014
KING 810 release their hotly anticipated debut album, 'Memoirs of A Murderer' on 18th August through Roadrunner Records. The official video for 'Fat Around The Heart', directed by John 'Quig' Quigley (Eminem, Kid Rock) of Chrome Bumper Films also debuts online today at http://smarturl.it/KING810FATH

'Memoirs of A Murderer' is a striking, eye-opening and important body of work from the newest members of the Roadrunner Records family. Told in three movements, the album is a reflection on frontman David Gunn’s life within the pressure cooker of 'Murdertown', Flint, MI, fired by Gunn’s brutally honest narratives and starkly poetic lyricism. 'Memoirs...' sees Gunn confronting the violence that plagues the streets of his dying city, perfectly capturing the despair that litters the lives of those who reside in the belly of the beast. 'Memoirs...' is a journey through a post-millennial American wasteland; terrifying, tragic but ultimately transcendent.

'Memoirs...' is available for pre-order now from the iTunes Store - http://smarturl.it/memoirs - and purchasers get 3 tracks instantly; 'Killem All', 'Fat Around The Heart' and 'desperate lovers', with additional tracks being revealed in the coming weeks. Exclusive bundles are also on offer at the band’s own http://store.king810.com.

KING 810 make their long awaited live debut in the UK this September. Tickets are on sale now from http://www.livenation.co.uk. Dates run as follows:
Tue 23rd Sep - BRISTOL Thekla
Wed 24th Sep - GLASGOW Classic Grand
Thu 25th Sep - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 2
Fri 26th Sep - LONDON O2 Academy Islington
Sat 27th Sep - MANCHESTER Academy 3

 Incite To Release New Studio album 'Up In Hell'.

InciteTuesday 1st July 2014
INCITE, the incendiary Phoenix based, hardcore-laced metal outfit fronted by Richie Cavalera, are set to release their new studio album, 'Up In Hell' through minusHEAD Records on 1st September.

INCITE deliver tried-and-true metal on 'Up In Hell' that fearlessly examines everything around them. Richie states, "We're a real band. We've busted our asses. We've never tried to do anything fake or bullshit. We've done this from the ground up. We want to carry the flag for metal."

Having teamed up with super-producer, Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer), the quintet are ready to unleash a torrent of staggering grooves and thrashy riffs on this third full length. Richie comments that "Up In Hell is the result of four artist view on what real metal should sound like now and in the future." Matt Hyde breaks it down, stating: “I love listening to the record because I love great riffs and this record has the kind of riffs I would love to be able to play, plus Richie kills it on every song. And of course, Lennon is a fucking beast on drums, which makes him every producer's best friend.”

The album's sleeve artwork (attached) was designed by Dan Seagrave (Morbid Angel, Suffocation).

The band picked up Revolver Magazine's 'Album of the Week' slot for 2012's previous opus, 'All Out War' and INCITE picked up touring slots alongside Dillinger Escape Plan, Throwdown and stepfather Max Cavalera's Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy projects, and many more.

UK tour plans are under way for October. More details soon!

 Create To Inspire Release New Video.

Create To InspireTuesday 1st July 2014
Essex Melodi-Hardcore outfit CREATE TO INSPIRE have unleashed the title track from their debut EP ‘Halfway Home’ which is due for release on August 18th.

See The Video Here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8OTgSqX0pA

CREATE TO INSPIRE recently played Download Festival’s Red Bull Studio stage, after winning the competition as a wildcard entry.

On ‘Halfway Home’, frontman Sean Midson has said “'Halfway Home' is the title track from our debut E.P due for release this August. Rather than a song, we see this track as a statement; you will always have the support from your loved ones, be they close friends or family, they have your back throughout everything you do and with everything you aspire to be - even if it doesn't quite seem that way from time to time, it's there and very real.”

Live dates are coming very soon so watch this space!

 Motorhead Postpone The Release Of 'Aftershock - Tour Edition'.

MotorheadTuesday 1st July 2014
Due to a production error the release of Motörhead’s Aftershock - Tour Edition originally scheduled for early July has to be postponed to 04/08/2014. The slightly longer wait and your anticipation for this great product will be definitely worth it!

This summer of 2014 will see Motörhead officially tour the European festival circuit, their first strong of shows since the release of Aftershock, and to celebrate this, UDR/Motörhead Music / ADA will be re-releasing the album under the title Aftershock - Tour Edition on August 4th, 2014. This expanded release will contain a bonus disc of live material comprised from the band's historic appearances at the 2014 West Coast Tour, and in further celebration, UDR/Motörhead Music/ ADA are proud to present "Lost Woman Blues" live from The Warfield in San Francisco on Friday April 18th, 2014. The show was part of the band's warm-up mini tour for the forthcoming European festivals, and the song's performance, verve, swagger and attitude show Motörhead have maintained their rich ripeness and added another layer of grit and polish.

It proves one major thing no-one should ever forget...they are Motörhead, and they play rock'n'roll!
Besides the complete Aftershock album: (Heartbreaker / Coup de Grace / Lost Woman Blues / End Of Time / Do You Believe / Death Machine / Dust And Glass / Going To Mexico / Silence When You Speak To Me / Crying Shame / Queen Of The Damned / Knife / Keep Your Powder Dry / Paralyzed) you’ll get a live CD for the same price!

Bonus Disk : „Best Of The West Coast Tour 2014“
Recorded by Martin ‘Arnie’ Annables and produced by Cameron Webb

Tracklisting:
Damage Case
Stay Clean
I Know How To Die
Metropolis
Over The Top
The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
Rock It
Lost Woman Blues
Doctor Rock
Just `Cos You Got The Power
Going To Brazil
Killed By Death
Ace Of Spades
Overkill

Motörhead Festivaltour:

24. June Milano, Ippodromo City Sound- Italy
27. June Wetzikon, Eishalle – Switzerland
04. July Hyde Park London, British Summer - England
06. July Roitzschora, With Full Force – Germany
11. July Aix Les Bains, Esplanade du Lac – France
25. July Moscow, Crocus City Hall – Russia
27. July Minsk, Palace of Sports, - Belarus
01. August Wacken Open Air – Germany
03. August Lokerse, Lokerse Feesten – Belgium
10. August Colmar, Theatre de Plein Air – France
13. August Avenches, Roman Amphitheatre, Switzerland

 Yes Set To Release New Album 'Heaven And Earth'.

YesTuesday 1st July 2014
Seminal prog heroes YES have announced the UK release of their 21ststudio album, ‘Heaven and Earth’, available on CD and downloadfrom 21st Julythrough Frontiers Records.

With a career spanning over four decades and over 40 million albums sold worldwide, YES’ trademark symphonic prog rock is stillas current and fresher than ever. ‘Heaven and Earth’ features 8 new tracks, each boasting their unique sound and excellent musicianship. YES’ distinctive layered music, swirling arrangements, brilliant vocals and harmonies abound on this record, which is sure to please fans old and new.

YES enrolled legendary Grammy Award winnerRoy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Cars, Guns N’ Roses, Foreigner, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice Cooper) forproduction duties on Heaven and Earth. The album was mixed by Billy Sherwood(Toto, Paul Rodgers, Air Supply). The artwork is once again the creation of world-renowned artist Roger Dean.

Heaven and Earthtracklisting:Believe Again; The Game; Step Beyond; To Ascend; In A World Of Our Own; Light Of The Ages; It Was All We Knew; Subway Walls.

YES are:

STEVE HOWE - Electric, Acoustic, & Steel Guitars. Backing Vocals
CHRIS SQUIRE - Bass Guitar. Backing Vocals
ALAN WHITE - Drums. Percussion
GEOFF DOWNES - Keyboards. Computer Programming
JON DAVISON - Lead &Backing Vocals. Acoustic Guitar

Multiple award winners YES formed in 1968 in England. Since its inception the band went on to create some of the finest, most legendary work in the history of prog and symphonic rock, including ‘The Yes Album’, ‘Fragile’, ‘Close To The Edge’, ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’, ‘Relayer’ and ‘Going For The One’. Amongst their essential hits are ‘Roundabout’, ‘Owner of a Lonely Art’, ‘Starship Trooper’, ‘I’ve Seen All Good People’. YES continue to be a major source of inspiration for the genre and beyond, with a wide range of artists - from Dream Theatre to Earth Wind and Fire - citing them as influences.

 Warpaint Announce UK Tour.

WarpaintTuesday 1st July 2014
Warpaint are pleased to announce a UK headline tour in November / December 2014. This will be the band’s biggest tour in the UK so far. This rounds off an excellent year for the band, their 2nd Album Warpaint made the top ten at the start of the year.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday the 4th of July priced £23.50 in London and £16.50 regionally (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and will be available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk. There will be an artist pre sale via the band’s website from 10am on Wednesday 2nd July from warpaintwarpaint.com All venues will also run a presale from the 2nd of July.

Dates below

November 29th – London – Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
November 30th - Bournemouth – O2 Academy
December 2nd – Gateshead – Sage Gateshead
December 3rd – Glasgow – O2 Academy
December 4th – Manchester – Apollo
December 5th – Birmingham – The Institute

 The Boomtown Rats Announce 2014 UK Tour.

Boomtown RatsTuesday 1st July 2014
After last year’s storming of the Isle of Wight Festival stage an exhilarated Bob Geldof said "It's weird. I'd forgotten how powerful a band The Rats are!" Others hadn't. What was only meant to be a brief "re-grouping" turned into a triumphant sell out UK tour, a block-booked 2014 Festival season and now the announcement of ‘Ratlife’ the second half of The Boomtown Rats’ second coming. Taking in the towns missed out on their first jaunt and returning - literally by public demand - to the country’s major cities so thoroughly re-Ratted six months ago. Beyond nostalgia both press and audience agreed that those many classic Ratsongs had indeed stood the test of time morphing from the radical, upstart transgressive rage of the mid-70's into tunes for the ages with a tragic contemporary resonance. The audience, ranging from the Rats’ contemporaries to the newer, younger curious crowd wondering what the fuss had been about, immediately recognised the timeless frustrations and rage of the Now embodied in the Rats’ tunes and performance. Age had indeed not withered them, but made them more potent. At a time of cookie cutter anodyne musical drivel the visceral Shock of the Old from its original purveyors is one of contemporary music’s great treats and revelations.

‘Ratlife’ will visit:

OCT
18th WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
19th NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
20th GLASGOW O2 ABC
22nd SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
23rd LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
25th MANCHESTER Ritz
26th LINCOLN Engine Shed
28th LEAMINGTON SPA Assembly
29th BRISTOL O2 Academy
31st PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre

NOV
1st OXFORD O2 Academy
3rd CAMBRIDGE The Junction
4th LEICESTER O2 Academy
6th BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
7th LONDON The Forum

 Suicide Silence Announce November UK Tour.

Suicide SilenceMonday 30th June 2014
Southern California's brutal death-core titans, SUICIDE SILENCE have just announced a UK-wide November Tour.

The band will be playing shows across England as well as Cardiff’s ‘Solus’ and Glasgow’s ‘Cathouse’ rounding the dates off with a Friday night show at London’s cherished Camden venue ‘Koko’.

The band cannot wait to bring a full tour to the UK:
"UK!!! We love you blokes so much, it's been too long since a proper tour and we couldn't be happier to let you know it's happening soon. Come throw your horns up, bang your heads, or mosh your knickers off!! Whatever it is, just let it happen. See you wonderful humans soon!!" - Mark Heylmun

Support comes from Fit For An Autopsy and Black Tongue, with main support being provided by label mates Thy Art Is Murder. The quintet hailing from Blacktown in Sydney Australia released their crushing sophomore album ‘Hate’ last year and toured the UK at the beginning of the year to rave reviews:

‘There’s no subtlety, no nuance – just a non-stop assault. Full of force.’ Kerrang!

Suicide Silence played a sold-out show at London’s Borderline on Friday 27th June as well as headlining Leeds’ annual Ghostfest at the weekend.

They are scheduled to release their brand new masterpiece, 'You Can't Stop Me' on July 14th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment with latest addition to the family, Eddie Hermida, on vocals following the tragic death of original frontman Mitch Lucker in 2012. It’s a record they fought, bled, sweated and even cried to make happen. Consequently, it’s a record that must be heard.

Most bands will declare their most recent album the 'best' they've ever done. Suicide Silence have declared You Can’t Stop Me as their most impassioned, most committed and most important release thus far and the critics have agreed.

‘This is an essential listen for any self-respecting metalhead.’ Metal Hammer
‘Suicide Silence haven’t just come back from tragedy – this feels like genuine rebirth. There really will be no stopping them now’ Kerrang!
‘A true display of the healing power of music’ Rocksound

You can order ‘You Can’t Stop Me here’: http://bit.ly/suisilbase

This opportunity to see two of the most extreme titans of modern metal live on the same bill is not one to be missed.

Tickets will be on sale this Friday 4th July.

Tour Dates as follows (click through for tickets):
FRIDAY 14TH NOVEMBER – BIRMINGHAM ASYLUM
SATURDAY 15TH NOVEMBER – NEWCASTLE RIVERSIDE
SUNDAY 16TH NOVEMBER – GLASGOW CATHOUSE
MONDAY 17TH NOVEMBER – MANCHESTER ACADEMY 2
TUESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER – LEEDS COCKPIT
WEDNESDAY 19TH NOVEMBER –SOUTHAMPTON MO CLUB
THURSDAY 20TH NOVEMBER – CARDIFF SOLUS 2
FRIDAY 21ST NOVEMBER – LONDON KOKO

 The Defiled Release New Video.

The DefiledMonday 30th June 2014
Gearing up to open the main stage at this weekend’s SONISPHERE festival at Knebworth House (headlined by The Prodigy, Iron Maiden & Metallica), London metallers THE DEFILED have released the video for their latest single “Infected”.

Featuring stunning 3D animation from the London based Smoke And Guns Productions, the video tells a twisted tale of epidemic infection, while the band rock out in a fire and stripper filled morgue.

“We’ve done performance videos, we’ve tried our hand at acting, and our last video did not even have us in it, so we wanted to try something different this time” says frontman Stitch D. “With animation, anything is possible – if we want a helicopter, no problem, if we want a massive machine gun mounted on a jeep, ditto. It might be nice to have real strippers and pyro but for now this does the job nicely.”

“Fuck yeah!” echoes The AvD. “Suicide, murder, disease, fire, helicopters, machine guns, strippers and lego – this has got it all.”

The video is also the last to feature guitarist Aaron Curse, who, as the clip shows, is sadly no longer of this world. The Avd says:

“We are sad to see him go, but you can’t fuck with fate. He is probably down there in hell right now, creeping out Satan and his minions. He will be missed.”

To see the video in full and find out what happened to Curse, check http://youtu.be/RJtQFtKp47k

The Defiled open the main stage of Sonisphere Festival Friday 4th July 2014, their first show as a four piece. Nirvana Defiled close the Bohemia stage of the festival on the Sunday. For more information check http://www.sonisphere.co.uk

“Daggers” is out now via Nuclear Blast Records

 Kasabian Announce Huge UK Tour.

KasabianMonday 30th June 2014
Without doubt 2014 belongs to Kasabian. Sunday night, they headlined Glastonbury. The week before they played a historic hometown show in front of 50,000 people at Victoria Park in Leicester. Today, they announce a huge autumn tour including 5 nights at the O2 Brixton Academy.

Kasabian are in the form of their lives both on stage and on record. The acclaimed new album ‘48:13’ (their fourth consecutive Number 1 album) received fantastic reviews across the board and in the live arena they have received some of the best reviews of their career.

Kasabian Play (with the Maccabees supporting on all dates):

November
Wed 19th GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro
Fri 21st LEEDS, First Direct Arena
Sat 22nd BIRMINGHAM, LG Arena
Sun 23rd CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Tue 25th BOURNEMOUTH, Bournemouth International Centre
Wed 26th BRIGHTON, Brighton Centre
Fri 28th NOTTINGHAM, Capital FM Arena


December
Mon 1st LONDON, O2 Brixton Academy (5 Night Stand)
Tue 2nd LONDON, O2 Brixton Academy (5 Night Stand)
Thu 4th LONDON, O2 Brixton Academy (5 Night Stand)
Fri 5th LONDON, O2 Brixton Academy (5 Night Stand)
Sat 6th LONDON, O2 Brixton Academy (5 Night Stand-All Nighter)
Mon 8th DUBLIN, The O2
Tues 9th BELFAST, Odyssey Arena
Thu 11th NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Fri 12th MANCHESTER, Phones 4u Arena

Following on from first single ‘Eez-eh’, ‘Bumblebee’ (released 4th August) is the latest single taken from their exhilarating and acclaimed new album ‘48:13’ released August 4th. Kicking off their set list at Glastonbury it was written for the live arena.

Written and produced by Sergio Pizzorno, ’48:13’ finds Kasabian in sparkling form on their 5th album recorded mostly in Leicester at the Sergery. Make no mistake, 2014 is the year of Kasabian.

Kasabian are: Tom Meighan (Vocals), Sergio Pizzorno (Guitar, Vocals), Chris Edwards (Bass) and Ian Matthews (Drums)
www.kasabian.co.uk

Kasabian tickets go on-sale 9.30am on Friday 4th July priced at £42.50 regionally (except Sat £55.00) and £29.50 / £39.50 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Scroobius Pip To Release DVD.

Scroobius PipMonday 30th June 2014
The heady lyrical world of spoken word artist Scroobius Pip finally finds its way onto a very special x2 disc live DVD released August 3rd, on his own label Speech Development Records.

Poet, rapper, broadcaster, label boss, author, indie polymath... however he is defined, Scroobius Pip is a unique and unlikely figure in contemporary British culture.

A unique dissection of the human condition, Scroobius Pip colours dark, heart-wrenching topics with jaw-dropping poetic precision and immaculate comic timing. In this x2 disc special his sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show Words arrives alongside a bounty of exclusive extras.

Premiered at Latitude Festival to a crowd of over 4000 festival goers Words went on to tour the country before wowing Edinburgh Fringe audiences in 2013 - with 19 night sell-out smash, that garnered huge critical acclaim. ‘A bewitching mixture of too-cool-for-school nonchalance and laser-like intensity.’ The Scotsman.

Scroobius Pip: "After seeing what Louis CK, Aziz Ansari and others have done to take comedy back from the huge production companies, I have decided to sell this DVD exclusively through my website. Cutting out the middle men of iTunes, Amazon etc, means I can sell the download for £5 and the 2DVD set for just a tenner...

"This presents some risks as without all the coding that digital retailers us, the film will be far easier to leak on torrent sites and all. But on balance, the internet, people and technology, have been good to me over the years and I feel it a worthwhile risk in order to offer affordable products in an increasingly tight area."

Pip rose to fame as one half of duo Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip. The pair’s ascendancy, the stuff of indie legend... Hot off the CD burner, their first song Thou Shalt Always Kill was sent to XFM’s John Kennedy in demo form and within 24 hours was on the air. The single became a chart hit and the subsequent video (made on a £200 shoestring) has now chalked up over 4million views on YouTube.

Four consecutive top 40 albums followed, (including his acclaimed solo record Distraction Pieces), helping making Scroobius Pip a substantial live draw at music, literary and arts festivals alike.

In 2013, Pip started his weekly XFM radio show The Beatdown, an enlightened, inclusive and eclectic window on the worlds of hip-hop and spoken word. Earlier this year, the show was honoured with a coveted Sony Radio Academy Award for ‘Best Specialist Music Programme’ beating off tough competition from Zane Lowe, Mistajam, David Rodigan and Mark Radcliffe.

Occupying a unique alternative universe that combines spoken word, hip hop, punk, his own record label and an award winning radio show, Scroobius Pip is fast becoming recognised as an indomitable talent with exceptional creative prowess. All this and much more features on his very first live DVD...

DVD extras include ‘Talking with Tim and Pip’ - an interview with odd stand-up wonder Tim Key. ‘One Drink’ - a conversation over a pint with spoken word contemporaries Kate Tempest, Musa Okwonga and Polabear. A five track selection of Scroobius Pip’s music videos, including web sensations Introdiction and The Struggle. Two further spoken word videos plus, a selection of music videos from the Speech Development Records family - Jackamo Brown’s careful, dreamlike acoustics and the crashing punk-electro fervor of warrenpeace.

Pre-order at Scroobius Pip’s online store:
http://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com/artist/scroobius-pip

DISC 1
Feature presentation
Words: Live at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Extras
Talking with Tim and Pip: Comedian Tim Key interviews Pip about his Fringe experience

DISC 2
One Drink: A feature length chat, over a pint w/ Kate Tempest, Musa Okwonga, Polarbear and Scroobius Pip.
Music Videos: Astronaut, Introdiction, Let em Come, The Struggle, Soldier Boy Kill Em

Spoken Word videos: Five Minutes. The Astounding Ernest Brace

Speech Development Family
Jackamo Brown Music Videos: When She Comes, Prayer for Slow Death
warrenpeace Music Videos: Indoor Voice, Hungry, FRNKLY STVN

 Aeroplane Flies High To Release Debut EP 'Honey'.

Aeroplane Flies HighMonday 30th June 2014
Aeroplane Flies High is pleased to announce the release of their debut EP “Honey”, on the 14th July 2014 through Snaketown Records.

Lead track ‘Honey’ is confidently cool, with melodies as thick and smooth as its title suggests. Building to an anthemic chorus with Foo Fighters-esque energy rippling throughout. An introduction that draws you deep into the rest of the EP.

‘Only You’ is a testimony to the bands versatility of blending everything alternative from the 90’s. ‘Growing’ draws you in with hypnotic pop sensibilities that echo the likes of early Weezer. AFH again faultless in their mature songwriting make you believe they have been doing this for years.

AFH is a grunge laden three piece hailing from the outskirts of Liverpool whose name pays homage to alt rock veterans Smashing Pumpkins.

Aeroplane Flies High’s groove infused rock is an acknowledgement to the likes of Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and The Melvins and with debut singles Blossom and Growing receiving praise from specialist media and radio.

With time and strong will, AFH has honed their live skills and playing an array of sold out shows across the country to get signed by London based record label Snaketown Records.

July tour dates
Saturday 5th - Chorley, Brock 'n' Broll HQ
Sunday 6th - Colne, Dean’s Basement
Monday 7th - Leeds, Santiagos
Tuesday 8th - Birmingham, The Bulls Head (Moseley)
Wednesday 9th - Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
Thursday 10th - Brighton, Nowhereman Cafe
Friday 11th - London, Old BLue Last

Aeroplane Flies High release their debut EP ‘Honey’ on July 14th through Snaketown Records.

 Reading Festival Weekend Tickets Sell Out.

ReadingMonday 30th June 2014
With just over seven weeks to go until the gates open for Reading & Leeds 2014, taking place from 22nd – 24th August, all Weekend Tickets for Reading Festival have completely sold out!

This follows previous announcements that all day tickets and early entry tickets to Reading Festival have already been snapped up by fans excited to catch headline sets from Arctic Monkeys, Blink-182, Queens Of The Stone Age and Paramore, plus nearly 200 additional amazing artists performing at what promises to be the best weekend of the summer for music fans. With even more names for Reading & Leeds still be to revealed, 2014 is set to be the best year yet for the Festivals!

Those who’ve missed out on Reading Festival weekend tickets can still catch the same incredible line-up at Leeds Festival, with acts including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vampire Weekend, Jake Bugg, Disclosure (Live), Courteeners, Bombay Bicycle Club, Nero (Live), Flume, Netsky (Live), Pendulum (DJ set), Gogol Bordello, Jimmy Eat World and Of Mice & Men also playing in Bramham Park over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Leeds Festival tickets are available at http://www.leedsfestival.com/tickets. Festival goers are urged to buy their tickets from official ticket agents as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

 Karma To Burn To Release New Album.

Karma To BurnThursday 26th June 2014
The heart of the KARMA TO BURN beast pumps from West Virginia once more. The instrumental rock titans KARMA TO BURN return in full force with their highly anticipated long player 'Arch Stanton'. From their first album, released in 1997 through Roadrunner Records, to this, their latest, the band have never moved away from the rhythmic rock that has seen them receive critical acclaim and a cult status over the years.

Returning with a riff heavy, progressive and purely instrumental record reminiscent of early highlights 'Wild Wonderful Purgatory' & 'Almost Heathen', 'Arch Stanton' delivers seven monumental new tracks and resurrects a track from their vaults, '23', a classic number never before heard, sounding as fresh as ever for this record. Energy and spirit are back at an ultimate level, one has never seen a more powerful KARMA TO BURN.

'Arch Stanton' is a true return to those West Virginia roots. Backed by spiritualism, mysticism, and unrelenting grooves - the band have truly harnessed the spirit of the riff-rock ritual once again.

The band like to pay their dues on the big stages - and they have done many times - but home is where it's dark, packed and (very) loud. 20 years of rock'n'roll history in its purest and most authentic form, resisting every compromise has left them feeling more alive than ever.

KARMA TO BURN start a UK tour on August 15th, with support from Desert Storm:

Friday 15th August – o2 Academy2, Oxford
Saturday 16th August – The Moon Club, Cardiff
Sunday 17th August – The Joiners, Southampton
Monday 18th August – The Wedgewood rooms, Portsmouth
Tuesday 19th August – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Wednesday 20th August – Fibbers, York
Thursday 21st August – The Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa
Friday 22nd August – Bannermans, Edinburgh
Saturday 23rd August – Classic Grand, Glasgow
Sunday 24th August – The Cluny, Newcastle
Monday 25th August – The White Rabbit, Plymouth
Tuesday 26th August – The Fleece, Bristol
Wednesday 27th August – Picturedrome, Northampton
Thursday 28th August – The Live Rooms, Chester
Friday 29th August – The Anvil, Bournemouth
Saturday 30th August – The Underworld, London *
Sunday 31st August – Fibber Magees, Dublin
Mon 1st September – Voodoo, Belfast
* Launch night for split 7? also with Sons Of Alpha Centuari

 Avenged Sevenfold To Re-release 'Waking The Fallen'.

Avenged SevenfoldWednesday 25th June 2014
Hot off the back of their headline set at Download Festival, Avenged Sevenfold, have announced the release of 'Waking The Fallen: Resurrected' on August 25, 2014 via Hopeless Records. The multi-platinum band personally curated this rare, never before seen look at their fan favorite, genre defining, breakthrough album 'Waking The Fallen'. The new release includes 11 never before heard songs, 23 total tracks, new artwork, the original first cut of the music video for 'Unholy Confessions' and a 30 minute film featuring the present day band, directed/edited by Rafa Alcantara. This is a must own album for any A7X fan!

Resurrected is available for physical pre-order today at www.hopelessrecords.com/resurrected. The special packages and items found here are available only through this pre-order, including the exclusive deluxe version of the CD with two bonus tracks, limited edition 4-disc vinyl LP box set with exclusive 7-inch, Deathbat t-shirt and more. Check out all of the packages and view the album trailer now: www.hopelessrecords.com/resurrected

Take a closer look at Resurrected’s brand new content…

• Two new songs, including the lead track 'Waking The Fallen: Resurrected,' which had been lost to history before it was discovered buried deep within the original multi-track recordings. Originally intended to make the album as a full song, it was ultimately reworked into a vocal free intro. Later the band drew inspiration from this lost song’s piano intro, building it out into their hit song 'Beast And The Harlot' off of their next album 'City Of Evil'. This song is a previously unknown link between two major eras in the band’s career.

• Four never before heard demos recorded by Thrice’s Teppei Teranishi including 'Chapter Four,' 'Remenissions,' 'I Won't See You Tonight Part 1,' 'I Won't See You Tonight Part 2.' These early version demos contain alternate lyrics, melodies, and arrangements giving fans a unique and unprecedented behind the scenes look at the evolution of four of the band’s most popular songs.

• Five live versions recorded in 2004 from some of the band’s earliest shows including 'Chapter Four (Live In Ventura),' 'Desecrate Through Reverence (Live In Pomona),' 'Eternal Rest (Live In Pomona),' 'Unholy Confessions (Live In Ventura),' 'Second Heartbeat (Live In Ventura).' Very little live material from this era of Avenged Sevenfold’s career has ever seen the light of day.

• A 30 minute documentary featuring brand new interviews from band looking back on the time of the lead up, demoing, recording and touring around the 'Waking The Fallen' album. The 30 minute film includes personal behind the scenes home movies and photos from the band’s earliest days.

• The original first cut of the 'Unholy Confessions' music video.

Complete track listing can be found below.

Avenged Sevenfold are gearing up to headline Rockstar Energy Drink’s Mayhem Festival kicking off July 5th in San Bernardino, CA at San Manuel Amphitheater. Tickets and a full list of dates for the festival can be found here: http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/dates

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 latest 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. This year Avenged Sevenfold headlined some of the world's biggest festivals including three shows at the Soundwave Festival in Australia, Rock Im Park and Rock Am Ring in Germany, the PinkPop Festival in Holland, and historic Donington Park in the U.K. In September they will head to Japan to headline two nights at Summersonic in Japan. 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.


'Waking The Fallen: Resurrected' Track Listing

CD 1:
1. Waking The Fallen
2. Unholy Confessions
3. Chapter Four
4. Remenissions
5. Desecrate Through Reverence
6. Eternal Rest
7. Second Heartbeat
8. Radiant Eclipse
9. I Won't See You Tonight Part 1
10. I Won't See You Tonight Part 2
11. Clairvoyant Disease
12. And All Things Will End

CD 2:
1. Waking The Fallen: Resurrected
2. Second Heartbeat (Alternate Version)
3. Chapter Four (Demo)
4. Remenissions (Demo)
5. I Won't See You Tonight Part 1 (Demo)
6. I Won't See You Tonight Part 2 (Demo)
7. Intro/Chapter Four (Live In Ventura)
8 Desecrate Through Reverence (Live In Pomona)
9. Eternal Rest (Live In Pomona)
10. Unholy Confessions (Live In Ventura)
11. Second Heartbeat (Live In Ventura)
12. I Won't See You Tonight Pt. 1 (Live In Ventura)*
13. I Won't See You Tonight Pt. 2 (Live In Ventura)*

*Denotes bonus tracks only available in D2C pre-order found here: www.hopelessrecords.com/resurrected

DVD Track Listing:

1. Waking The Fallen: Resurrected Documentary
2. Chapter Four (Live Footage Video)
3. Unholy Confessions (Official Music Video)
4. Unholy Confessions (Original First Cut Music Video)

 Gallows Stream Wristslitter.

GallowsWednesday 25th June 2014
June 30th will see the welcome return of one of the most notorious and thrilling punk bands to ever be spat out of the UK. Returning with a new single entitled ‘Chains’ (recently show-cased as Zane’s ‘Hottest Record’ on Radio One) and a host of festival and live appearances throughout July, Watford punks Gallows are coiled and sprung and ready to detonate once again.

“It's been a quiet year so far for us all as we've been busy on new adventures and projects but when we got together in February it was shocking how quickly ideas were flowing,” explains guitarist Laurent Barnard.

Inspiration flowed very quickly. The band roared into life and the proof can be clearly heard on ‘Chains’. Released again through the bands own label Venn (in partnership with Play It Again Sam) as a download with exclusive digital bundles and on limited edition coloured 7” vinyl, ‘Chains’ starts slow and soft, lulling the listener into a false sense of security before the band come pounding in and level the place.

“The song ‘Chains’ came together really quickly,” states Laurent. “It started off with one riff and by the end of the day it was recorded. We did it all live too like we were making a garage punk record. My friend Helena who sings in a great band called Dios Mio happened to be in the studio that day so she came in and added some vocals and textures, which brought a very haunting element of the track. It's very different but still very dark which is what Gallows is all about.”

‘Chains’ is yet another step forward for a band who, since their inception in 2005, have never rested on their laurels or stayed still. And Gallows are back again to take it even further.
“The chemistry when writing together has never been better and it's great to finally have a band moving forward together in the same direction. We are working on more material in the summer so keep your eyes out for more Gallows news coming soon.”

Gallows are confirmed to play the following dates this July:

3rd Brighton, UK – The Green Door Store SOLD OUT
4th London, UK – British Summer Time @ Hyde Park
6th Knebworth, UK – Sonisphere
13th Shepton Mallet, UK – NASS Festival
16th Oslo, Norway – Pokalen
17th Bukta, Norway – Tomso Festival Afterparty
19th Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival
20th Guildford, UK – Guilfest
25th Kristiansand, Norway – Makesrik Festival
August
2nd Viveiro, Spain – Resurrection Fest

The ‘Chains’ 7” vinyl (coupled with new song ‘Wristslitter’ on the b-side) will be available from: http://www.vennrecords.com
iTunes pre-order link: http://georiot.co/2xtN

Listen Here https://soundcloud.com/bridge9/gallows-wristslitter/s-NT0P2

 Mr Big Announce One Off London Show.

Mr BigWednesday 25th June 2014
LA Rockers MR BIG have announced a one off show at London’s Koko on Friday 17th October 2014 – their only show on these shores this year.

The original line up of super-piped vocalist Eric Martin, shred legend Paul Gilbert, bass god Billy Sheehan, and powerhouse drummer Pat Torpey will perform songs from their vast catalogue, spanning nearly 25 years.

With huge tunes such as “Addicted To That Rush”, “Green Tinted Sixties Mind”, “Undertow”, “Ain’t Seen Love Like That” and of course their 1991 smash hit “To Be With You”, this exclusive British Isles show is unmissable for any Mr Big fan.

Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 27th June and are available from www.kililive.com and www.seetickets.com

 Silverstein To Play Sonisphere.

SiliversteinWednesday 25th June 2014
Canadian rockers Silverstein will be playing Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth on 6th July. The band released their seventh studio album ‘This Is How the Wind Shifts’ in 2013 and will release single ‘On Brave Mountains We Conquer’ on 7th July following their festival appearance. You can watch the music video here.

Frontman Shane Told says of the video concept - “We were excited to take a different approach this time. Working with Vulture Culture Films, who have great short film background, we wanted their vision and interpretation for the song. For us, after previously making 17 music videos that all had a performance aspect, it was cool to sit back and watch this being filmed without us in front of the lens.”

He goes on to discuss the clip’s plot as follows: “The analogy of the internal struggle of the character in the song and the character in the video makes this video unique. There’s a lot to take in from this, and I think it paints a very honest picture of the dark and uncomfortable aspects of society and family life that most entertainment is scared to touch on. It’s a statement piece that can be taken numerous ways, but it’s not something that can be viewed with any kind of light heartedness.”


 Bloodstock Announces Art Exhibition.

BloodstockWednesday 25th June 2014
The work of JRR Tolkien has long been a favourite muse of rock and metal artists. This years’ BLOODSTOCK bands, MEGADETH, AMON AMARTH and DIMMU BORGIR all have used Tolkien references in their work, along with many others (Nightwish, Gorgoroth and even the likes of Led Zeppelin to name but a few). Now Bloodstock’s co-founder, renowned fantasy artist, Paul Raymond Gregory, is thrilled to bring the two themes together and launch a major art exhibition at BLOODSTOCK this year.

Christened the Rock and Metal (RAM) Gallery, the exhibition is to be a permanent addition to the festival and will provide a showcase for a changing selection of rock-related art and memorabilia. Paul Raymond Gregory’s extensive body of work includes many famous album sleeves and monolithic pieces inspired by the writings of JRR Tolkien. Paul’s first ever album cover commission was in 1984 for SAXON’s ‘Crusader’, so launching the RAM Gallery on the 30th anniversary of Paul’s artistic debut in the metal world is fitting indeed.

This year’s first showing will include all the original BLOODSTOCK Festival artwork, going right back to the first indoor event in 2001, plus a wide range of Paul’s album art including the sleeve of SAXON’s latest release ‘Sacrifice’. Representing Paul’s Tolkien work, there will also be a large triptych inspired by The Silmarillion opus (from whence Marillion derived their name). The painting will be mounted in a bespoke hand-carved frame created by master framer John Davis. Although John has framed much of Paul’s other work, the triptych features the first frame actually designed by Paul himself. In addition, Paul will be signing copies of his book ‘Beyond Time And Place’, which showcases artwork from the breadth of his career.

The exhibition will also include a small selection of bespoke handmade guitars created by young artist/musician Cynosure who is working to re-define the guitar, not just as a functional instrument, but as a working, playable piece of art. Paul firmly believes in supporting up and coming artists, as much as he does up and coming musicians (via BLOODSTOCK’s Metal 2 The Masses scheme).

The first BLOODSTOCK indoor festival featured a small art exhibition, but the new venture will be on an altogether grander scale, professionally hung, lit and housed in a specially constructed space of around 1300 square feet. Ultimately, it is hoped that the exhibition will be the first step on the road to establishing a new permanent rock venue with Paul returning to his roots as an artist and gallery owner in support of both art and music. The proposed site would include a live music space with bar, rehearsal and recording facilities, and a permanent exhibition space. A true hub for British rock and metal in the heart of the Midlands; the TRUE birthplace of metal.

Be sure to make time to view this fabulous exhibition during your weekend at Catton Park. Tickets are available now priced £130 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass with camping. VIP tickets and upgrades are also available, with VIP tickets now at limited availability. Don’t miss out! Look up all the ticket options over at bloodstock.seetickets.com.

 Chelsea Grin To Release New Album.

Chelsea GrinWednesday 25th June 2014
Chelsea Grin will release their new studio new album, Ashes to Ashes, on August 4th 2014 via Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie. The album was produced by Chelsea Grin and Diego Farias (Animals As Leaders, Volumes, Stray From The Path). The band has also launched the new album pre-order bundles with unique items such as limited edition posters, double gatefold coloured vinyl and all new apparel.

The Salt Lake City, UT based metal band Chelsea Grin have transformed into a veritable phenomenon. 2011’s My Damnation landed in the Billboard Top 100 and #9 on the Indie Albums Chart, selling over 6,700 copies first week. In 2012, the release of their last EP Evolve marked the band’s best sales week ever and landed them on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart as well as #4 on the Hard Music Chart. Revolver dubbed them a “Band To Watch”. Alternative Press showcased the group as part of “AP Recommends”, while they became voted #2 in the AP Readers Chart. 2014 sees them once again join the Vans Warped Tour just in time for the release of Ashes to Ashes. Ashes to Ashes uncages a torrent of technically tight and taut metallic fury fortified by glimpses of melody and an intoxicating groove. That vision is something that Alex Koehler [vocals], Jason Richardson [lead guitar, programming], Jake Harmond [rhythm guitar], Dan Jones [rhythm guitar], David Flinn [bass], and Pablo Viveros [drums] discovered through tireless dedication to evolution since the band’s formation in 2007.

Tracklist:
1. Playing With Fire
2. Pledge Allegiance
3. Morte ætérna
4. Nightmares
5. Illuminate
6. Sellout
7. Waste Away
8. Ashes..
9. ...To Ashes
10. Angels Shall Sin, Demons Shall Pray
11. Letters
12. Cheers To Us
13. Clockwork
14. Undying
15. Dust To Dust…

 Shed Seven Re-issue Classic Albums.

Shed SevenWednesday 25th June 2014
Shed Seven are pleased to announce the re release of all three Polydor albums as 2CD Re-presents packages. The packages will include full original albums re-mastered with a second disc of b-sides, rarities, mixes, live and demo versions.

The three Polydor albums were home to the hit singles ‘Speak Easy’, ‘Dolphin’, ‘Getting Better’, ‘Going For Gold’, ‘She Left Me On Friday’ and fan favorite ‘Chasing Rainbows’. At the height of Shed Seven’s career the band had 3 top 20 albums and 15 top 40 singles.

The band will be heading out on a 7 date UK festival tour in support of the re releases this July with a full scale UK headline tour to be confirmed.

Change Giver – 05/09/1994 (UK Chart #16)
CD1
1. Dirty Soul
2. Speakeasy
3. Long Time Dead
4. Head And Hands
5. Casino Girl
6. Missing Out
7. Dolphin
8. Stars In Your Eyes
9. Mark
10. Ocean Pie
11. On An Island With You

CD2
1. Immobilise (B-side to Dolphin)
2. Around Your House (B-side to Speakeasy)
3. Sleep Easy (B-side to Ocean Pie)
4. Sensitive (B-side to Ocean Pie)
5. Your Guess Is As Good As Mine (B-side to Disco Down)
6. Head And Hands (1994 Radio 1 Session)*
7. Long Time Dead (Live @ Brighton Zap)*
8. Dolphin (Demo Version)*
9. Swing My Wave (Demo Version)*
10. Immobilise (Demo Version)*
11. Barracuda (Demo Version)*
12. Kennel (Demo Version)*
13. Missing Out (1999 Version)

A Maximum High – 29/03/1996 (UK Chart #8)
CD1
1. Getting Better
2. Magic Streets
3. Where Have You Been Tonight?
4. Going For Gold
5. On Standby
6. Out By My Side
7. Lies
8. This Day Was Ours
9. Ladyman
10. Falling From The Sky
11. Bully Boy
12. Parallel Lines

CD2
1. Killing Time (B-side to On Standby)
2. This Is My House (B-side to Where Have You Been Tonight?)
3. Swing My Wave (B-side to Where Have You Been Tonight?)
4. Barracuda (B-side to Going For Gold)
5. Only Dreaming (B-side to Getting Better)
6. Where Have You Been Tonight? – (Mark Radcliffe BBC Session)
7. Bully Boy (Live at Glastonbury 1995)*
8. Parallel Lines (Live at Leeds Sound City 1995)
9. Getting Better (Demo Version)*
10. On Standby (Demo Version)*
11. Out By My Side (Demo Version)*
12. Magic Streets (Demo Version)*
13. Going For Gold (A Maximum High 15th Anniversary EP Version)

Let It Ride – 01/06/1998 (UK Chart #9)
CD1
1. Return
2. Let It Ride
3. The Heroes
4. Half Way Home
5. Devil In Your Shoes
6. She Left Me On Friday
7. A Hole
8. Drink Your Love
9. Stand Up And Be Counted
10. Chasing Rainbows
11. Goodbye

CD2
1. The Skin I'm In (B-side To Chasing Rainbows)
2. In Command (B-side To Chasing Rainbows)
3. You (B-side to She Left Me On Friday)
4. My Misspent Youth (B-side to She Left Me On Friday)
5. Slinky Love Theme (B-side to The Heroes)
6. She Left Me On Friday (Xfm Session)*
7. Disco Down (Live on TOTP)*
8. Chasing Rainbows (Demo Version)*
9. Devil In Your Shoes (Demo Version)*
10. Better Late Than Never (Demo Version)*
11. She Left Me On Friday (Adrian Sherwood Dub Remix)
12. The Heroes (99 Version)
13. Chasing Rainbows (A Maximum High 15th Anniversary EP Version)

* = previously unreleased

Live Dates:
24/07 – Tivoli, Buckley
25/07 – Wickerman Festival, Scotland
26/07 – Stockton Weekender
02/08 – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
09/08 – Lakefest, Gloucestershire
24/08 – Victorious Festival, Portsmouth
29/08 – Bingley Music Live, Yorkshire
13/09 – Shrewsbury Fields Forever


 Dragonforce Announce London Show.

DragonforceWednesday 25 th June 2014
With the first London show of 2014 long sold out, mega metal powerhouse DRAGONFORCE have announced another opportunity for those who missed out on tickets for their Bush Hall show to see the band.

Co-headlining with Dutch symphonic metallers Epica, DRAGONFORCE will perform their second London show of the year at London’s Kentish Town Forum on Saturday 6th December 2014.

Fans are advised to grab their tickets quickly as demand for this double bill will be high.

Tickets are on sale now via http://www.seetickets.com/

Last week DragonForce released their latest video for 'The Game', featuring Matt Heafy of Trivium. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb7F3SU5BRw

Their new album 'Maximum Overload' is released via Edel/Earmusic on August 18th.
the meantime, “Like” their Facebook page and hang tight for new music.

 Karma To Burn To Release New Album.

Karma To BurnWednesday 25th June 2014
The heart of the KARMA TO BURN beast pumps from West Virginia once more. The instrumental rock titans KARMA TO BURN return in full force with their highly anticipated long player 'Arch Stanton'. From their first album, released in 1997 through Roadrunner Records, to this, their latest, the band have never moved away from the rhythmic rock that has seen them receive critical acclaim and a cult status over the years.
Returning with a riff heavy, progressive and purely instrumental record reminiscent of early highlights 'Wild Wonderful Purgatory' & 'Almost Heathen', 'Arch Stanton' delivers seven monumental new tracks and resurrects a track from their vaults, '23', a classic number never before heard, sounding as fresh as ever for this record. Energy and spirit are back at an ultimate level, one has never seen a more powerful KARMA TO BURN.
'Arch Stanton' is a true return to those West Virginia roots. Backed by spiritualism, mysticism, and unrelenting grooves - the band have truly harnessed the spirit of the riff-rock ritual once again.
The band like to pay their dues on the big stages - and they have done many times - but home is where it's dark, packed and (very) loud. 20 years of rock'n'roll history in its purest and most authentic form, resisting every compromise has left them feeling more alive than ever.

KARMA TO BURN start a 7 week tour on August 15th, with support from Desert Storm:
Friday 15th August – o2 Academy2, Oxford
Saturday 16th August – The Moon Club, Cardiff
Sunday 17th August – The Joiners, Southampton
Monday 18th August – The Wedgewood rooms, Portsmouth
Tuesday 19th August – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Wednesday 20th August – Fibbers, York
Thursday 21st August – The Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa
Friday 22nd August – Bannermans, Edinburgh
Saturday 23rd August – Classic Grand, Glasgow
Sunday 24th August – The Cluny, Newcastle
Monday 25th August – The White Rabbit, Plymouth
Tuesday 26th August – The Fleece, Bristol
Wednesday 27th August – Picturedrome, Northampton
Thursday 28th August – The Live Rooms, Chester
Friday 29th August – The Anvil, Bournemouth
Saturday 30th August – The Underworld, London *
Sunday 31st August – Fibber Magees, Dublin
Mon 1st September – Voodoo, Belfast
* Launch night for split 7? also with Sons Of Alpha Centuari

 Down 'N' Outz Announce UK Dates.

Down N OutzWednesday 25 th June 2014
I’m blown away by these recordings. The solo by Paul Guerin on ‘The Journey’ is one of the best I’ve heard. These songs really suit Joe’s voice also. It’s a whole different side to him and the project gets my approval!” – Ian Hunter

Down ‘n’ Outz are pleased to announce UK tour dates in December 2014. The dates support the recent release of the album The Further Adventures Of…, which is the third instalment of the project fronted by Def Leppard’s lead singer Joe Elliott, and features tracks connected to Mott the Hoople. The album is available through Bludgeon Riffola via Mailboat Records

Full UK AND Eire dates are as follows

Friday 5th Dec 2014 BRISTOL BIERKELLER
Sat 6th Dec 2014 TRECCO BAY PLANET ROCKSTOCK FESTIVAL
Mon 8th Dec 2014 LONDON GARAGE
Tues 9th Dec 2014 YORK FIBBERS
Thurs 11th Dec 2014 SHEFFIELD CORPORATION
Fri 12th Dec 2014 WOLVERHAMPTON SLADE ROOMS
Sun 14th Dec 2014 NEWCASTLE RIVERSIDE
Mon 15th Dec2014 GLASGOW GARAGE
Wed 17th Dec 2014 BELFAST LIMELIGHT
Thurs 18th Dec 2014 DUBLIN ACADEMY (IRELAND)

Ticket are priced Bristol, London, York, Sheffield, Wolverhampton, Newcastle and Glasgow are £20. Belfast £17.50 and Dublin €25. All subject to booking fee
Tickets are available from all usual outlets – onsale Friday 27th June 2014.
Support tbc

The project was born in 2009 when Mott The Hoople reformed and asked long-time friend and fan Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) to get involved. Joe formed the Down ‘n’ Outz with The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards), plus Phil Martini (drums). Together they looked to bring songs by Mott The Hoople and spin off projects of Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions to a wider audience.

In 2009 Down ‘n’ Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of the band’s five Hammersmith Apollo shows, which garnered much interest with fans. The fan demand eventually led to the band looking to create an album. 2011 saw the release of the critically acclaimed debut My Re-Generation through Mailboat Records (Joe Perry, Walter Becker, Chris Isaak, Jeff Bridges). My Re-Generation included the singles “England Rocks” and “Overnight Angels,” that reached No 4 and No 1 respectively on the US Media Base Rock chart -keeping Eric Clapton’s new single off the top of the chart for 2 weeks. The band then released a live DVD taken from those initial shows called “Live At Hammersmith Apollo.” The new album The Further Adventures of… picks up where the live DVD left off and features the driving groove of album opener - and first single - “Rock And Roll Queen”(pre-order the album https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/further-adventures-of...-bonus/id845636885 and get "Rock And Roll Queen" instantly). The collection also includes the good time of rock-n-roll tune “One Of The Boys,” and ballad “The Journey,” plus the drum heavy song “Violence.” This LP is set to bring out a rich and much loved seam of British songwriting to a whole new audience. The album was produced by Joe Elliott with co-production by Ronan McHugh. The album was recorded at Joe Elliott’s own studio Joe’s Garage.

Joe Elliott says, “These songs make up a huge portion of who I am and I feel incredibly privileged to have been able to record them and hopefully give them a new lease of life, which, quite frankly, is long overdue.”

Morgan Fisher (keyboardist Mott The Hoople 1973/1974 and also Mott and British Lions) expresses, "It's like Joe and the boys have taken some vintage films and slapped them onto a big, bright Technicolor screen. A great, in-your-face new way to experience some of Mott's finest songs!"

Ian Hunter says, “I’m blown away by these recordings. The solo by Paul Guerin on ‘The Journey’ is one of the best I’ve heard. These songs really suit Joe’s voice also. It’s a whole different side to him and the project gets my approval!”

After supporting Mott The Hoople in 2009, Down ‘n’ Outz played the main stage of inaugural High Voltage festival at Victoria Park, London during the Summer of 2010. Following this memorable performance, they toured the UK as main support to Paul Rogers in 2011.

 Teenage Bottlerocket Sign To Rise Records.

Teenage BottlerocketTuesday 24th June 2014
Rise Records is proud to announce the signing of TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET!

Forming in 2001, this Laramie, WY quartet is currently on the Vans Warped Tour spreading their pop-punk sounds across America. After Warped Tour they plan to write their debut Rise release, their 6th proper full length, and then head down the highway to the Blasting Room and record their album with Bill Stevenson producing (Descendents, Rise Against, Hot Water Music). In the meantime, “Like” their Facebook page and hang tight for new music.

 CJ Wildheart To Release Solo Album.

CJ WildheartTuesday 24th June 2014
CJ Wildheart is set to release ‘Mable’, his first solo album in 7 years. Having initially teamed up with Pledgemusic to run a preorder campaign, the album is set for a commercial release through Devilspit Records on 4th August 2014.

“Mable” is basically me working in my home studio throughout summer/winter 2013 writing, demoing and going a little stir crazy. It’s a power pop five knuckle shuffle bunch of songs that combines everything I love about music that’s melody, harmonies and guitars all put together with a quirky rock slant.’

The lead track ‘Down The Drain‘ is a chunky no thrills return to form with catchy lead lines and industrial pounding beats. ‘Next To You’ shifts it up a gear until ‘Vitirol’ hits with a furious infusion of catchy lead lines and pop sensibilities. ‘Come with me’ is a groove laden laid back roller with massive choruses until moving on to the anthemic finale ‘Midlife Crisis’.

Alongside releasing 11 solid new hard rocking catchy pop-laced tracks, CJ is branching out with Chilli Devil Sauces to bring you the first in a line of hot sauces, debuting with ‘Devilspit’ and it’s a bumstinger.

‘My brand new hot sauce made to my own secret recipe. Devilspit is a gourmet, hand made, combination of chilli sauce, BBQ sauce and beer. Three of my favourite things all in one bottle. This one will not be the hottest sauce I bring out, but it’s a good introduction to the line and, trust me, it will hurt a little… say a 7/10 on the heat scale. The sauce is handmade with all natural ingredients and definitely no chilli extract just pure honest heat.’

Tracklisting:
• Better Late Than Never
• Down The Drain
• Next To You
• Vitriol
• Always Believe Her
• Kentucky Fried
• D.C
• Come With Me
• State Of Emergency
• Devil
• Midlife Crisis

CJ Wildheart will release Mable on Devilspit Records on 4th August 2014.

 Magic To Release Debut Single.

MagicTuesday 24th June 2014
4 piece Toronto based reggae band MAGIC! are set to release their debut single Rude through RCA / Sony music UK on July 20th. Already a hit across Europe and at radio in the US, this single precedes the release of their debut album Don’t Kill the Magic! on August 4th.

When something is meant to be, you just know it immediately. It's as if there was a divine plan or universal synergy fusing the right elements together at the right time for the right situation. That's the feeling Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Nasri (Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Jason DeRulo, Jay Sean, Shakira) experienced the first time MAGIC! jammed. During a writing session in 2012, he heard collaborator and guitarist Mark Pelli strum a reggae-tinged riff, and something clicked.

"I'm a huge fan of The Police, and I always wanted to do my own project that merged reggae, rock, pop, and a little soul for quite some time," he affirms. "The moment Mark began playing, it felt natural. We had this vision, and it all tied together instantly. We began recording, and the sound was so locked in on every song. That's even where we derived the band name. Everything simply worked like MAGIC!"

That sound distills Caribbean flavor, arena-size bombast, and glistening melodies into an undeniably intoxicating musical potion. Soon after that initial jam, drummer Alex Tanas and bassist Ben Spivak joined the fold as the quartet entered a Los Angeles studio to record its full-length 2014 debut. There weren't any boundaries or rules. It was all about following that collective muse. "We started recording, and it was so easy," adds Nasri. "We're all from Toronto originally. We know the same streets, and we grew up on the same music. It's the real thing." It's also real catchy. The first single Rude coasts from a Jamaican guitar twang and danceable beat into a downright irresistible refrain. At the same time, the singer's cheeky storytelling pops out vividly. "I had this picture in my head of a guy asking a father for his marriage blessing and getting rejected," he says. "It's fun, soulful, easy, and you know the hook right away. That's what we want our songs to do."

 Coldrain Stream Thier New Album.

ColdrainTuesday 24th June 2014
Nagoya, Japan rock band coldrain are currently streaming their newly released album, The Revelation, in its entirety online. The album was released yesterday, June 23rd, 2014 via Hopeless Records. Stream the album in full here: http://smarturl.it/streamtherev

Produced by the award winning David Bendeth (Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember), The Revelation is the band’s debut international album.

"It's hard to put in words how excited and proud we are that ‘The Revelation’ will be released worldwide. The dream we've had ever since we started playing music is finally coming true. I can't wait for everyone to hear the songs, learn the words and sing them with us live. We are grateful for the many fans in our homeland that have supported us in becoming the band we are today. Without them this would have been impossible. This step will be the biggest in our careers and we couldn't be more ready. See you soon world” - Masato

'The Revelation' Track Listing:
1. The War Is On
2. The Revelation
3. Fade Away
4. Given Up On You
5. Time Bomb
6. You Lie
7. Evolve
8. Behind The Curtain
9. Aware and Awake
10. Voiceless
11. March On
12. Chasing Dreams

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

After seeing major success in their home country, the band now sets its sights on the rest of the world. With their previous EP, 2012’s 'Through Clarity' (also produced by David Bendeth) debuting at #8 on the daily chart, putting them at #14 on the Japanese national chart. Soon after, the band began a headline tour of 11 dates, selling out every venue. In 2014, coldrain co-headlined the completely sold out MONSTER ENERGY OUTBURN TOUR with Crossfaith and Miss May I.

After conquering Japan, the band now sets its sights on the rest of the world.

 The Color Morale Announce UK Dates.

The Color MoraleTuesday 24th June 2014
Rockford, IL's The Color Morale have premiered the lyric video for their new song ‘Outer Demons,’ which is available now on iTunes.

"Outer Demons is the first song released off of ‘Hold On Pain Ends’. It's a glimpse into what happened after I absorbed thousands of stories about self sabotage while connecting to people all over the world this last year. This song was not written to be "catchy" rather honest, in a way that connects the listener to something greater than keeping themselves tormented by the inner demons." - Lead singer, Garret Rapp

The band's forthcoming album and Fearless Records debut ‘Hold On Pain Ends’ is slated for release this autumn. Alternative Press featured the album as one of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2014 and featured lead singer Garret Rapp on the cover of their annual Warped Tour Issue.

The Color Morale is currently tearing across North America on the Vans Warped Tour 2014. They’ll be heading back to the UK as support to The Word Alive in October.

THE COLOR MORALE (UK dates w/ The Word Alive):
19.10.14 UK York Fibbers
20.10.14 UK Nottingham Rescue Rooms
21.10.14 UK Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
22.10.14 UK Manchester Sound Control
23.10.14 UK Glasgow Cathouse
24.10.14 UK Norwich Epic Studios
25.10.14 UK Brighton Audio
26.10.14 UK Newcastle o2 Academy2
27.10.14 UK London Underworld
28.10.14 UK Southampton Joiners

THE COLOR MORALE - Garret Rapp (Vocals), Devin King (Guitar), Aaron Saunders (Guitar), Steve Carey (Drums), Mike Honson (Bass) - Known to skillfully combine the elements of intricate musicianship with a passionate message, the Rockford, IL five-piece are masters of their craft. With shredding riffs and soaring choruses, the band puts as much emphasis on the message found in the songs as they do in their sound, and this is what their fans value most. Since their formation in 2007, the band has released three albums to date ‘We All Have Demons’, ‘My Devil In Your Eyes’, and ‘Know Hope’, and have toured with the likes of The Devil Wears Prada, August Burns Red, Of Mice & Men, Attack! Attack! and We Came As Romans.

 Reading Friday Tickets Sell Out.

ReadingTuesday 24th June 2014
With under two months now to go until the gates open for Reading & Leeds 2014, Friday Day Tickets for Reading Festival are now sold out!

This follows the earlier announcement that all Reading Festival Saturday and Early Entry tickets have already sold out. There are now only limited Sunday and Weekend tickets left.

Fans lucky enough to have already bought their Reading Festival tickets will see headline performances from Arctic Monkeys, Blink-182, Paramore and Queens Of The Stone Age, with over 150 further incredible acts already announced to play across the August Bank Holiday Weekend, including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jake Bugg, Disclosure (Live), Bombay Bicycle Club, Nero (Live), Flume and Pendulum (DJ set).

Friday day ticket holders for Reading will catch fantastic artists including Courteeners, Metronomy, Netsky Live, Jimmy Eat World, Brody Dalle, Palma Violet and Giggs. Fans of these acts need to move quickly to secure the remaining Weekend tickets available for Reading Festival, and can still purchase day tickets for the same incredible line-up on Saturday 23rd August at Leeds Festival, where Early Entry, Day and Weekend tickets are currently available.

Festival goers are urged to buy their tickets from official ticket agents as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

 Voodoo Six To Support The Winery Dogs.

Voodoo SixMonday 23rd June 2014
British modern hard rockers Voodoo Six will guest with The Winery Dogs on two UK shows in July; Voodoo Six also play the Sonisphere Festival on Saturday, July 5th, the day headlined by Iron Maiden, who V6 toured Europe with last Spring.

The two dates are as follows:-
July 7 – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
July 8 – Underworld, London

“When we got the call to be special guests on The Winery Dogs shows, we were all very excited. We all really like the band – great players and great songs, too. Mike (Portnoy) has been a firm supporter of Voodoo Six since we played some shows with Adrenaline Mob a while ago, so it will be great to see him again. I also have a Billy Sheehan signature Yamaha bass, so I might just take it along to get it signed!!” – Tony Newton, Voodoo Six

'Songs To Invade Countries To', the latest album from Voodoo Six, is available now via Spinefarm Records; it consists of 11 studio tracks produced by V6 bassist Tony Newton, mixed by Newton & Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness, Enter Shikari, Therapy?) and mastered by Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, British Lion).

It follows 2010's 'Fluke?' outing, which was released through Classic Rock's Powerage label and mixed by renowned studio engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Metallica).

‘Fluke?’ will see an enhanced re-issue via Spinefarm later in 2014.

 Welcome To Wilson.

WilsonMonday 23rd June 2014
Detroit rock beasts, WILSON premiere their badass new video for 'If You Ever Leave Me, I Will Find You' today at 5pm (UK) at the following link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ssF-PY_f4&feature=youtu.be. Crafted by Tradesmen Films, the clip sees our heroes fighting back against a zombie 'Bad Lieutenant'! What's not to like?!

WILSON's debut album, ‘Full Blast Fuckery’ is set for UK release on 7th July. The album has been out for some months in their native US, but the brakes were on in the UK 'til now. And to celebrate, ‘Full Blast Fuckery’ will also be available in a delicious bright green vinyl format with brand new artwork, as well as on regular CD. CDs, vinyl, 'Fuckery' hats and CD/t-shirt and vinyl/t-shirt bundles will all be available from the webstore at http://www.backstreet-merch.com/stores/wilson. Sniff out the preview clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFtM4f1QP2U&feature=youtu.be.

WILSON frontman, Chad Nicefield, arguably the owner of Michigan’s best beard, explains; "We've been anxiously gyrating over here in the States for the past year waiting for our record 'Full Blast Fuckery' to finally, PHYSICALLY make its way over the pond. We also can't be anymore stoked to start titty-fucking the ears and souls of you all with our first ever vinyl release! The packaging and artwork we put together for this is all very new and very special to us! We hope this piece of rock n’ roll debauchery lands itself a load all over your hearts and minds! Climb the volcano of fuckery and let it blast forever!"

 Empress AD To Release Album In September.

Empress ADMonday 23rd June 2014
EMPRESS AD are excited to reveal details of their debut album, titled ‘Still Life Moving Fast’ and set for release September 1. The album will be released in CD and digital formats, by new label Roadrunner Records, who snapped up the British band two months ago.

Having taken time to carefully hone their style of the music they love, EMPRESS AD have written an arsenal of songs that veer from an expansive, progressive sound to an aggressive, controlled roar. Citing their influences as Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and new label-mates Mastodon and Opeth, the Berkshire four piece locked themselves away in a UK studio with experienced New York-based producer, Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Pelican, Old Man Gloom) to craft their debut. Their method of recording the music live, quickly, and as organically as possible has led to noticeable nuances within the album - details for the listener to pick up on after repeated plays - but, more importantly, it has led to the kind of natural feel to the music that cannot be replicated with a couple of extra weeks tweaking behind the scenes.
The result is a debut album for the ages. With lyrics that focus upon suggestive metaphors for the intangible minutiae of everyday life rather than relationships and lost love, this is a band of musicians as focused upon grooving together as one as they are on their songwriting and being able to relate to fans on an emotional level. Soothing and utterly crushing in turn, EMPRESS AD’s music juxtaposes gentle harmonies with frantic ferocity; relaxed strumming followed by thrash beats, time signature changes and other meanderings that you’ll just have to find out about for yourself. The album’s artwork was created by San Francisco artist Seth Curcio.

Comprised of ten songs, the album’s track listing is:
• 01 Still Life Moving Fast
• 02 Invisible Conductor
• 03 Delve Into The Retrospect
• 04 Deeper In Disguise
• 05 From Where I Cannot Reach
• 06 On My Return
• 07 Blurred Perception
• 08 Haunted By Time
• 09 Did We See
• 10 Consumed

Pre-order the album online at Amazon via http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KXLB38O.

You might already be familiar with EMPRESS AD from their unswerving stints on the road over the last couple of years with Baroness, Cancer Bats, and Bring Me The Horizon, as well as Arcane Roots and Kvelertak, most recently. Catch the band next at this summer’s Hevy Fest at Port Lympne mid-August.

 The Blackout To Release New EP 'Wolves'.

The BlackoutFriday 20th June 2014
Everyones favourite Welsh lads, The Blackout have today launched a kickstarter campaign for the forthcoming release of EP ‘Wolves’ due out this Autumn.

It’s been a turbulent 18 months in camp Blackout including their album tour being postponed due to a sudden and shocking neurological issue with singer Gavin Butler. Coupled with some other major issues that might cripple most bands, but not The Blackout.

Forthcoming EP ‘Wolves’ was “born from the previous, frustrating year” says Gavin Butler. “It took a lot of determination and sacrifice to pick ourselves up, get out of debt and carry on with The Blackout. The main reason this happened was our vision for ‘Wolves’. Writing these songs not only gave us a way to vent our frustrations but gave us a fresh fervor for making music and the much needed awakening to the fact that we all love being a band. So we thought, fuck this, lets take back control.”

The band previously did a similar campaign for the release of ‘Hope’, which the band will forever be grateful for. “We called on the trust and dedication of our fans to help get our album ‘Hope’ made. Without them it would not of happened. Just like then, without the fans, ‘Wolves’, won’t see the light of day.”

To read more and support The Blackout visit the following link:

THE BLACKOUT ‘WOLVES’ KICKSTARTER HERE.

 Seether To Release New Album.

SeetherFriday 20th June 2014
Multi-platinum alternative rock trio Seether will release their highly anticipated, sixth studio album Isolate And Medicate on June 30th, 2014 via The Bicycle Music Company/Concord Music Group/Spinefarm Records. The band has again teamed with ace producer Brendan O’Brien (Springsteen, Pearl Jam) to deliver the most poignant, passionate, and powerful record of their career. Having racked up seventeen Top 5 multi-format hits including eleven #1 singles, Seether, Billboard’s 2011 Active Rock Artist of the Year, is gearing up for another long, prolific run on the nation’s airwaves. The album’s ferocious first single “Words As Weapons” premieres today and is available for free download on the band’s website: www.Seether.com

Coming off 2011’s highly successful Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray (and it’s #2 Billboard chart debut) the band felt unusually restless. Long considered one of alternative rock’s most formidable units, Seether knew it was time for a change. In order to limit the distractions, front man Shaun Morgan began construction on a musical refuge in his New Hampshire home. “I actually built a room that I could write in,” he recalls. “I personally pulled out the carpet, put in wood flooring, decorated, and painted. After getting off the road, it was a process of preparation to get the environment just right. I made a place that I felt comfortable and creative in. I was able to be safe and isolated, concentrating on writing music instead of dealing with the distractions that come with daily life.”

Morgan emerged with a collection of fleshed-out ideas that the musicians honed during rehearsals together in drummer John Humphrey’s native Oklahoma. By the time they assembled with O’Brien to record the album at Hollywood’s Henson Studios in January 2014, their vision and determination had clearly come into focus. Isolate And Medicate was tracked in just sixteen days.

Since their formation in 1999, SEETHER (Shaun Morgan - Vocals/Guitar, Dale Stewart - Bass/Vocals, and John Humphrey - Drums) has become one of the most successful bands in the world. The hard-rocking trio, originally from Pretoria, South Africa, has released seven albums, two of which that have gone Platinum and two more that are certified Gold. In addition, their live concert DVD has sold over 500,000 units bringing Seether’s worldwide sales to 4.5 million. The consistent hit makers have enjoyed massive support at rock radio with singles sales topping seven million, a level of success few artists working today can match. Meanwhile, the relentlessly hardworking outfit averages 120 performances a year, crisscrossing the globe, emerging into headlining mainstays and featured performers on many of the world's biggest rock festivals.

As they get ready for the release of Isolate And Medicate, Seether are currently on the road for a string of headlining and festival dates including their own upcoming Rise Above Fest featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Hellyeah, Black Stone Cherry, and others. The second show in this now annual event takes place at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME on Saturday, May 10th and benefits SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), one of the leading national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to raising awareness and educating the public in order to SAVE lives.

Isolate And Medicate track list:
1. See You At The Bottom
2. Same Damn Life
3. Words As Weapons
4. My Disaster
5. Crash
6. Suffer It All
7. Watch Me Drown
8. Nobody Praying For Me
9. Keep The Dogs At Bay
10. Save Today

 Rob Lynch Announces Headline Tour.

Rob LynchFriday 20th June 2014
London-based punk rock troubadour Rob Lynch will release his debut album ‘All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul’ on 22nd September 2014 through Xtra Mile Recordings. The release will follow Rob’s current stint performing on the whole of the Vans Warped Tour in the US and it’ll be dropping in the midst of a UK headline tour which has also just been announced.

Not one to shy away from the rigours of the road, Rob Lynch has been busy carving out his niche in bars and venues across the country and also in Germany where he’s sold out many a show, played Reeperbahn Festival and even appeared at the legendary St Pauli FC souvenir store. Other notable festival appearances for Rob, even before he had management, agent or label on board, have included Download, Slam Dunk (UK), Groezrock (BE) and Fest (US).

Between November 2012 and August 2013, Lynch took time out to record tracks in Philadelphia with Shane Henderson (Valencia) and Hoxton, East London with Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly), that would go on to make up his full-length album. The result was an unbelievably honest and intimate record, which would eventually be christened ‘All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul’, a 12-track journey tackling such themes as the death of his father, life on the road, and finding light in times of darkness. As Rob himself says, opener ‘31/32’ is “a call to arms about enjoying the moment we’re living in.” From the singalong lilt of recent single ‘My Friends & I’, to the therapeutic mellowness ‘Medicine’ and unassuming tearjerker ‘Widow’, this is an album that tells many a story of sadness and regret but always with an underlying sense of positivity and hope.

HEADLINE TOUR:
Tickets - http://www.musicglue.com/roblynch/
09 Sep Cambridge, The Portland Arms
10 Sep Norwich, Owl Sanctuary
11 Sep Liverpool, Maguire's Pizza Bar
14 Sep Bristol, The Old Bookshop
15 Sep Plymouth, Tiki Bar & Diner - No Presale
21 Sep Kingston, Banquet Records - Instore
22 Sep London, The Monarch - Free Entry
24 Sep Cardiff, Undertone
25 Sep Stoke, Sugarmill
26 Sep Derby, Victoria Inn
27 Sep Dundee, Kage - No pre-sale
28 Sep Glasgow, King Tuts Bar Free Entry
30 Sep Newcastle, Think Tank
01 Oct Leeds, Cockpit 3
02 Oct Manchester, Gullivers
03 Oct Guildford, The Boileroom
04 Oct Brighton, The Hope



 Ghostfest Announce Stage Times

GhostfestFriday 20th June 2014
Ghostfest stage times are now available, so you can now plan your weekend Leeds University on 28th /29th June 2014. Times are:
SATURDAY

Impericon Stage
Suicide Silence- 22:00-22:50
Bleed from Within- 21:00-21:30
Betraying the Martyrs- 20:00-20:30
Hundredth- 19:00-19:30
Breakdown of Sanity- 18:00-18:30
Annotations of an Autopsy- 17:00-17:30
Desolated- 16:00-16:30
Astroid Boys- 15:00-15:30
Black Tongue- 14:00-14:30
Acrania - 13:00-13:30

Skull and Bones Boys Club Stage
Nasty- 21:30-22:00
Palm Reader- 20:30-21:00
Ingested- 19:30-20:00
Azriel- 18:30-19:00
Continents- 17:30-18:00
No Second Chance- 16:30-17:00
Cold Hard Truth-15:30-16:00
Fathoms- 14:30-15:00
Sentenced- 13:30-14:00
Road to Ghostfest winner- 12:30-13:00


SUNDAY

Impericon Stage
Memphis May Fire- 22:00-22:50
Stick to your guns- 21:00-21:30
Heart of a Coward- 20:00-20:30
Being as an Ocean- 19:00-19:30
TRC- 18:00-18:30
Malevolence- 17:00-17:30
Martyr Defiled- 16:00-16:30
Nexilva- 15:00-15:30
Novelists- 14:00-14:30
Early Seasons - 13:00-13:30

Skull and Bones Boys Club Stage
Broken Teeth - 21:30-22:00
Dead Harts- 20:30-21:00
The Catharsis- 19:30-20:00
Pay No Respect- 18:30-19:00
Trial and Error- 17:30-18:00
Black Dogs- 16:30-17:00
Shields-15:30-16:00
Grader- 14:30-15:00
Lock and Key- 13:30-14:00
Counting days- 12:30-13:00

 Helmet Announce UK Tour.

HelmetFriday 20th June 2014
Helmet are pleased to announce a European Betty 20th Anniversary tour in September/October 2014. The band will be playing their critically lauded 1994 Betty album in full, along with a set spanning the entirety of Helmet’s catalog.

Billed as the “thinking man’s metal band,” Helmet provided an alternative to the grunge bands coming out of the US at the time with their clean cut aesthetic and raw, unrelenting, propulsive sound. Betty came on the trails of the band’s first mainstream success, 1992’s Meantime. The cut “Milquetoast” became a music video staple on MTV and the album was critically praised for its genre-defying exploration into jazz, blues and improvisation. As music writer Darrell Bassett wrote upon the album’s release, “The thump and grind of Betty fully reflects the seemingly meaningless forces that shape our hi-tech existences, the inner pressure that waxes and wanes as life’s pace explodes exponentially and its occasional moments of grace. Betty is a surprising album, one which grows as it unfolds its subtleties.” A prophetic statement if ever there was one.

See below for a full list of Betty tour dates and check local listings for on-sale information.

“Helmet made rhythmically complex steely-riffed alterna-metal that punished your body from weird angles…” – Rolling Stone Magazine

“Helmet have carved – or, rather, bludgeoned – a niche as primary exponents of pummeling, monolithic, heavy guitar-rock. The sheer size and power of their sound dwarfs all but the most extreme of hardcore bands, but there’s a precision to Helmet’s sound that sets them apart.” – Time Off Magazine (1994 Betty album review)

European dates are:
11-Sep- CZECH REPUBLIC PRAGUE LUCERNA MUSIC BAR
12-Sep- POLAND KRAKOW FABRYKA
13-Sep- POLAND WARSAW HYDROZAGADKA
15-Sep- GERMANY BERLIN SO36
16-Sep- GERMANY LEIPZIG Ei
17-Sep- GERMANY MUNICH FEIERWERIK
19-Sep- GERMANY FRANKFURT BATSCHKAPP
20-Sep- GERMANY COLOGNE UNDERGROUND
21-Sep- GERMANY HAMBURG KNUST
22-Sep- DENMARK COPENHAGEN VEGA JR
23-Sep- NORWAY SANDINES TRIBUTE
24-Sep- NORWAY OSLO BLA
25-Sep- SWEDEN STOCKHOLM DEBASER
27-Sep- FINLAND HELSINKI NOSTURI
29-Sep- GERMANY BIELFIELD FORUM
30-Sep- NETHERLANDS GRONINGEN VERA
1-Oct- NETHERLANDS EINDHOVEN EFFENAAR KZ
2-Oct- BELGIUM BRUSSELS AB
4-Oct- FRANCE MONTBELIARD ATELIERS DES MOLES
5-Oct- FRANCE PARIS LA MAROUINERIE
6-Oct- FRANCE VENNES L’ECHONOVA
7-Oct- FRANCE BORDEAUX LE KRAKATOA
9-Oct- SPAIN BARCELONA APOLO 2
10-Oct- SPAIN MADRID COPERNICO
11-Oct- SPAIN HONDARRIBIA PSILOCYBENEA
13-Oct- SWITZERLAND ZURICH PLAZA
14-Oct- SWITZERLAND GENEVA USINE
16-Oct- ITALY ROME CIRCOLO DEGLI ARTISTI
17-Oct- ITALY RAVENNA BRONSON
18-Oct- ITALY ROMAGNANO RNR ARENA
19-Oct- ITALY CAGLIARI FABRIK
21-Oct- AUSTRIA DORNBIRN CONRAD SOHM
22-Oct- AUSTRIA SALZBURG ROCKHOUSE
23-Oct- AUSTRIA VIENNA SZENE
24-Oct- SLOVENIA LJUBLJANA KINO SISKA
25-Oct- HUNGARY BUDAPEST DURER KERT
27-Oct- GREECE ATHENS AN CLUB
29-Oct- UK GLASGOW CATHOUSE http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Helmet-tickets/artist/735266
30-Oct- UK MANCHESTER SOUND CONTROL http://www.soundcontrolmanchester.co.uk/events/helmet
31-Oct- UK LONDON ISLINGTON ACADEMY http://www.kililive.com

Tickets for Glasgow and Manchester go onsale at 10am GMT Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Tickets for London go onsale at 10am GMT Thursday 5th June 2014



 Live At Wackwen 2013 DVD Release.

Wacken 2013Friday 20th June 2014
on seven stages, 75.000 fans and most of all sun, sun and more sun. Metalheads from all over the world celebrated the most legendary party of them all and turned the little village of Wacken in Northern Germany into the place to be for any self-respecting Metalhead.

The 24th Wacken Open Air once more proved to be unique, with a special vibe which has to be experienced to understand. “Live at Wacken 2013”, brings this atmosphere right home on DVD, Bu and CD! The hits, the legends, the fans - and many, many memorable shows.

The 3-DVD-set and also the 3-Bluray-set offer plenty of music with 43 bands and 106 songs. The audio version on 2 CDs features 32 highlights. “Live at Wacken 2013” is available on the 4th August on DVD, CD, BluRay Amaray and as digital download.

What’s even better, there are some gems hidden in some of these: One Golden Ticket for a “Lifetime Membership for the W:O:A” giving the lucky winner the opportunity to enjoy the festival every year till eternity without buying a ticket. Also randomly included are ten Silver VIP Tickets that include a tour through the Artist Village on the festival grounds. A dream come true for any Metalhead...

“Live at Wacken 2013” even serves a good cause that keeps heavy music alive: All bands and labels have donated their royalties to the Wacken Foundation, a non-profit organisation in support of the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal scene (www.wacken-foundation.com). UDR Records will also be making a donation of 1 Euro for each and every DVD & CD sold, with everyone involved, from manufacturing to marketing, supporting the Foundation.

You will see Rock icon Alice Cooper, who knows better than most how to put on a show. His Wacken appearance is no exception, with three guitarists, lots of action and hits like ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ and ‘Hey Stoopid’. Nightwish with new singer Floor Jansen receives ecstatic reactions, Metal Queen Doro celebrates her 30th anniversary of being on stage, and Sabaton sings with a huge audience choir in the midday sun. Mr. Rock‘n‘Roll himself, Lemmy Kilmister, hits the stage, ignoring recent health issues that caused several show postponements. In blistering heat, Motörhead delivered a shortened set, blasting through ‘Damage Case’, ‘Metropolis’, ‘Over The Top’ like only they can. Deep Purple have been equally groundbreaking as the genre‘s forefathers and played Wacken for the first time. The fans were not disappointed, as shown during their classic ‘Lazy’.

And the list goes on: the Thrash Metal wake-up call that Annihilator opens the festival with, the wild moshpits during Anthrax‘ classic-filled set, the big epicness of Lingua Mortis Orchestra feat. Rage and surprises like Ugly Kid Joe, who invited Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell for their rowdy rendition of ‘Ace Of Spades’.

Furthermore the DVD includes the following appearances:
- Legion Of The Damned
- Trivium
- DevilDriver
- Whitechapel
- Alpha Tiger
- Soilwork
- Mustasch
- Fozzy (feat. Wrestling-Star Chris Jericho
- Candlemass
- Ihsahn
- Amorphis
- Agnostic Front
- Serum 114
- Die Kassierer
- Thunder
- Pretty Maids
- Heaven’s Basement
- Sonata Arctica
- Alestorm
- Dezperadoz


“Live at Wacken 2013” on 3DVD / 3Bluray / 2CD – bring home the best metal party worldwide!

Live at Wacken 2013 is released on 4th August 2014 through UDR Records.



 Sonisphere Announce Late Night Entertainment.

SonisphereThursday 19th June 2014
With just two weekends separating tens of thousands of rock fans from SONISPHERE festival, organisers have outlined the late night entertainment on offer after the headline acts have finished their sets.

Kicking things off on the Thursday night, club gurus VOODOO ROCK will take over BOHEMIA to host the first party of the weekend. Usually resident in London, they will be bringing their team of DJs and party hosts for a huge punk/grunge/ska/emo/rock/metal party to the big blue tent for one night only.

Following the VOODOO ROCK party, and now a mainstay at SONISPHERE, the unmissable ALTERNATIVE KARAOKE gives people the chance to sing the songs they want to sing. Maiden? Pantera? Slayer? Rammstein? Yes to all of these, and and many, many, many more. Start warming up now…

Thursday also sees the first ever KERRANG! Party held at SONISPHERE. James McMahon and Alex Baker from KERRANG! will be taking to the decks and playing the greatest rock and roll party tunes in the world right now. So excited about having the legendary rock champions throw a party, they’ve been invited back to do the same again at BOHEMIA on the Saturday night too.

There’s also some fantastic live acts booked for late night performances. On the Friday, catch Sheffield’s 65daysofstatic with their mindblowing instrumental set of electronic math proggery, followed by MIXHELL. Boasting live percussion from ex Sepultura sticksman Iggor Cavalera, MIXHELL will do whatever it takes to make you dance, combining elements of dance, electronica, electroclash, hip hop and rock’n’roll, and mixing a live drum and bass section with samples and loops to unique effect.

Last up on the Friday comes INFAMY. Last seen at SONISPHERE roadblocking BOHEMIA (then going under the name of A1bassline), INFAMY will treat the late night revellers to a tear out Drum & Bass set into the early hours.

In 2011 THE SISTERS OF MERCY made a late night appearance at BOHEMIA for their first festival performance in 20 years. Captivating and magical, the prospect of inviting them back for another late night set was irresistible, and so they return to treat BOHEMIA to another unforgettable performance on the Saturday night.

Commemorating 20 years since the passing of Kurt Cobain and following the footsteps of Bat Sabbath, NIRVANA DEFILED make their first ever performance anywhere in tribute to the Seattle grunge legends. The last live performance of the weekend, Stitch D, Vincent Hyde and Needles of THE DEFILED will take to BOHEMIA to honour their fallen hero for a late night Sunday set.

Following NIRAVANA DEFILED, SONISPHERE welcomes ULTIMATE POWER to close proceedings in BOHEMIA. ULTIMATE POWER is, quite simply, an evening of the greatest songs ever written. A communal appreciation of colossal musical compositions from the titans of Power Ballads; messrs Collins, Loaf, Tyler and Jovi and many, many more besides.

Bring your Air instruments and throat sweets. Leave your inhibitions at the bar and come follow us to the promised land where pure balladic power will move you to your very core – there is no better finale!

Across the weekend, in honour of this year’s fancy dress theme, there will be powerslamming, piledriving, facebusting entertainment courtesy of PROGRESS WRESTLING. With champions such as Jimmy Havoc and Rampage Brown competing in breathtaking exhibition bouts, the SATELLITE stage will swap the rock for blood, sweat and tears.

After the live performances have finished over at the JAGERMEISTER tent, it will transform into the SILENT ARENA – a cheeky way of evading the noise curfews, the SILENT ARENA’s disco is powered by wireless headphones, and even allows you to choose between DJs.

In addition to the entertainment on offer at the BOHEMIA, JAGERMEISTER and SATELLITE stages, SONISPHERE’s information tent has been taken over by the CULT OF LOVE & GRATITUDE. A mecca for Luchador fanatics over the world, the CULT OF LOVE & GRATITUDE believe in 5 basic principles.

• Seriously good sound systems
• Wrestling Aerobics
• Luchador Twister
• Lucha Jenga
• Hard Partying & Secret Sects.

A regular information tent by day, by night the walls come in and an intimate party starts powered by the latest Cerwin Vega P Series PA. In their own words, “We don’t stop partying until we are being carted off by the boss. Your last bastion of hope in a world that has forgotten the old gods.”

For those feeling all partied out, there’s also the option to take a seat in front of the SATURN stage for a metal history lesson. As part of the THRASHBACK campaign, the ultimate thrash metal documentary GET THRASHED will be played out on the giant screens either side of the SATURN stage after the bands have finished on the Saturday. Featuring headliners METALLICA alongside Megadeth, Slayer, Pantera, Anthrax, Slipknot, Exodus and many other hugely influential names, the award winning film is a must-see for any self-respecting metalhead.

Individual day and weekend tickets for SONISPHERE 2014 are on sale now at www.sonisphere.co.uk. Check the Sonisphere website for further details.

 Dragonforce Unleash New Video Featuring Matt Heafy.

DragonforceThursday 19th June 2014
DragonForce have unveiled a video for the first single “The Game’ feat. Matt Heafy of Trivium.

The track is taken from their forthcoming album ‘Maximum Overload’, scheduled for release 18th August via earMusic.
Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbbm6L2ifKE
Tickets for the band’s mammoth 20 date strong UK headline tour, which commences on September 17th in Edinburgh, are available now.

UK headline tour
17 SEP EDINBURGH Liquid Room
18 SEP ABERDEEN Lemon Tree
19 SEP GLASGOW King Tuts
20 SEP BELFAST Limelight 2
21 SEP DUBLIN Whelan’s
23 SEP CARLISLE Brickyard
24 SEP MIDDLESBRO’ Empire
25 SEP MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
26 SEP STOKE Sugarmill
27 SEP BIRMINGHAM Institute
30 SEP BRIGHTON The Haunt
01 OCT SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
02 OCT PLYMOUTH White Rabbit
03 OCT BRIDGEND Hobo’s
04 OCT BRISTOL The Thekla
07 OCT LEEDS Brundenell
08 OCT NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
09 OCT COLCHESTER Arts Centre
10 OCT NORWICH Waterfront
11 OCT LONDON Bush Hall

 Kasabian Announce Support For Homecoming Show.

KasabianThursday 19th June 2014
Kasabian, one of the UK’s best and biggest bands, are set to play a sold out headline show at Victoria Park in their Leicester hometown this Saturday 21st June 2014 with support from Rudimental DJ's, Jagwar Ma, Zane Lowe and Beardy Man! For those lucky enough to bag tickets the gates open at 15:00 and the first act will be on at 16:45. The day will end at around 22:45 after Kasabian's headline set. *Times subject to change.

Kasabian recently released their fifth LP ’48:13’ which went in at #1 in the UK. On the back of such success vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and songwriter Serge Pizzorno, bassist Chris Edwards and drummer Ian Matthews will play the first ever show staged at Leicester’s Victoria Park bringing their hit-laden set list to the place where it all began.

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

Kasabian have gone from dance-rock outsiders to one of the biggest rock bands in the world, selling out shows around the globe. They have won many awards including a Brit, countless Q and NME awards, been nominated for a prestigious Mercury Award and are set to headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands.

BloodstockThursday 19th June 2014
The award winning BLOODSTOCK is just 7 weeks away and they’re still announcing bands for the Catton Park event. Even more are still to come, plus a wealth of other on site entertainment is still to be announced!

Two more additions for the Sophie Stage are ex-Akercocke members, VOICES, who will bring their self-proclaimed ‘whirlwind of psychedelic melancholia and psychotic blast’ to the masses on Sunday. Check out their eerie new album trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3TzOW4Dtho. Also joining the Sophie bill are power metallers, CONQUEST OF STEEL, who are playing their final ever show. Bring your swords and shields for one last battle in their honour!

Meanwhile the Jagermeister stage welcomes four eclectic bands: DED ORSE, described by Kerrang! as the bastard son of Clutch and early Black Sabbath, Manchester’s TEN FOOT WIZARD, purveyors of power blues and stoner rock, CADENCE NOIR showcase their dark acoustic goth with a wealth of traditional instruments and finally, DARKHORSE; hard hitting stoner groove from Northants.

The 2014 ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ tour has been the most successful to date, with many shows sold out at 350+ capacity and every venue rammed to the rafters. The scene is truly thriving at a grass roots level. Regions covered so far include Plymouth, Dublin, Guernsey, Sheerness, Brighton, Norwich, Luton, Reading, Manchester, London, Glasgow and Nuneaton, with more to come. More heats run through July and the final round of additions will be announced then. In the meantime, the following lucky acts join the New Blood stage in August: ALONE WITH WOLVES from the Luton event (for fans of Bury Tomorrow, Architects, Alexisonfire), DOG TIRED from Glasgow’s heat (for fans of Pantera, Black Label Society, Corrosion of Conformity), JONESTOWN from Brighton (ex-Internal Conflict, delivering their brutal, angry, honest message), JACKNIFE SEIZURE from London (4-piece prog rock/metal), BACK DOWN OR DIE from the East of England (for fans of RATM, Hatebreed, Suicidal Tendencies), REPRISAL from Surrey (Dom Lawson-approved death/thrash), DARKEYE from London (heavy ass riffs for fans of Gojira and Triptykon), Manchester’s THE THREAT (progressive death metal/brutal jazz), SYNAPTIK from Norwich’s heat (melodic death/prog metal), RESIN from the Midlands (for fans of Alice In Chains and Alter Bridge), KING GOAT from the Brighton event (prog doom with psychedelic and Eastern influences) and finally, Kent’s UNFORSEEN PROPHECY (metalcore with unique female backing vox).

Meanwhile, BLOODSTOCK’s webmaster has conjured up another way to win a pair of weekend tickets! After the vastly successful Easter Egg hunt that ran on the BLOODSTOCK website, a similarly themed World Cup Football Challenge starts this Friday 20th June! Find the 12 footballs hidden around the website to be in with a chance of winning one of five pairs of tickets with camping. All you need to do is go to www.bloodstock.uk.com, find the 12 footballs and email the 12 page URLs to comps@bloodstock.uk.com to throw your hat in the ring. Who doesn’t want to see DOWN, MEGADETH, EMPEROR, AMON AMARTH, DIMMU BORGIR, CROWBAR, HATEBREED, LACUNA COIL, OBITUARY and many, many more for free this August?!! What are you waiting for?

Tickets are available now priced £130 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass with camping. VIP tickets and upgrades are also available. Look up all the ticket options over at bloodstock.seetickets.com.

For travel options to the festival, including details of coaches from all over the country with Big Green Coach, shuttles from local train stations, and car-sharing with GoCarShare (which can even win you a pair of tickets for next year), visit: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/travel-info.

BLOODSTOCK is held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 7th-10th August 2014. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Heart Of A Coward To Support Sikth.

Heart Of A CowardThursday 19th June 2014
UK’s HEART OF A COWARD have just announced more shows for the rest of 2014. They will join Suicide Silence in London and tour with the genre defining Sikth in October/November.

Jamie Graham (vocals): “We’re massively looking forward to touring with Sikth - they are one of those bands that were lightyears ahead of the rest and way ahead of their time. Judging by their set at Download Festival, these dates are going to be pretty amazing. Justin (vocals) did a song with us on ‘Severance’ so we’re looking forward to playing that with him as well. See you all there!”

HEART OF A COWARD
supporting Sikth:
29.10.2014 (UK) Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms
30.10.2014 (UK) Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
31.10.2014 (UK) Plymouth - White Rabbit
01.11.2014 (UK) Bristol - Fleece
03.11.2014 (UK) Liverpool - Academy
04.11.2014 (UK) Leeds - Cockpit
05.11.2014 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
07.11.2014 (UK) Newcastle - Academy 2
08.11.2014 (UK) Manchester - Academy 2
09.11.2014 (UK) Birmingham - Academy 2
10.11.2014 (UK) Norwich - Waterfront
11.11.2014 (UK) Brighton - Concorde 2
12.11.2014 (UK) London - Koko

Or make sure to catch them on one of the following shows:

25.06.2014 (NL) Haarlem - Patronaat (w/ Suicide Silence)
26.06.2014 (F) Paris - Fleche d'Or (w/ Suicide Silence)
27.06.2014 (UK) London - The Borderline (w/ Suicide Silence)
28.06.2014 (D) Montabaur - Mair1
10.07.2014 (D) Augsburg - Kantine
11.07.2014 (L) Dudelange - Dudelange On Wheels (Skatepark)
12.07.2014 (D) Frankfurt - Elfer


26.07.2014 (UK) Surrey - Redfest (Rock Stage)
23.08.2014 (D) Dessau - Destruction Derby

HEART OF A COWARD are still touring their latest album “Severance” which was released in November 2013.

 The Amity Affliction Announce UK Tour.

Amity AfflictionWednesday 18th June 2014
Hot off the stage from this weekend's almighty Download Festival, Roadrunner recording group The Amity Affliction has announced plans for a U.K. headline tour this Winter. The “Let The Ocean Take Me Tour” rolls into the UK on November 28 in Birmingham and wraps up in London on December 2, as part of a wider European trek. The Australian metalcore masters will be accompanied by special guests Buried in Verona, Heart in Hand, and Napoleon.

Tickets are on sale now for the following shows:
Fri 28th Nov - BIRMINGHAM Institute Temple
Sat 29th Nov - GLASGOW Classic Grand
Sun 30th Nov - MANCHESTER Gorilla
Mon 1st Dec - CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
Tue 2nd Dec - LONDON O2 Academy Islington

Known worldwide for their incendiary live performances, The Amity Affliction recently heralded their stunning new album “LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME” by blowing up stages across North America as part of Blessthefall’s “The Hollow Bodies Tour.” The band have also just announced their first ever U.S. headline tour, running from September 19 - October 25, with support varying between For The Fallen Dreams, Obey The Brave, Crossfaith, Favorite Weapon, and Exotype. The Amity Affliction will also return to their home country beforehand for a string of colossal arena dates August 29 - September 5, taking over Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, with support from Architects, Issues, Stray From The Path, and Deez Nuts.

“LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME” landed The Amity Affliction a second, consecutive, highly coveted #1 spot on the Australian ARIA chart, shifting nearly 25,000 copies in its first week alone there (and more than tripled their previous U.K. first week sales). Named by Alternative Press as one of 2014’s “Most Anticipated” releases, the album includes the singles “Pittsburgh” and “Don’t Lean On Me.” Companion video clips for both tracks are streaming now alongside a bounty of exclusive sessions, behind-the-scenes documentaries, and much more at The Amity Affliction’s official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/amityofficial.

Urgent, aggressive, and cathartic, “LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME” is The Amity Affliction at their most vital best. Recorded by producer Will Putney (Winds Of Plague, Upon A Burning Body) at guitarist Troy Brady’s Evergreen Studios in Brisbane, the album pushes the band’s signature post-hardcore approach to new heights of richness and diversity, providing the consummate aural partner to vocalist Joel Birch’s increasingly potent lyricism. Inspired in part by a near death experience suffered during the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, songs like “Don’t Lean On Me” and “FML” are fuelled by desperate emotion and anxiety but transcend through honesty and raw power.

“(The album) is about really trying to find a positive in my life again,” Birch says. “Writing these songs was a very cathartic process, but I'm terrified of people listening to them and reading these lyrics because they’ll know exactly what I'm thinking. I'm hiding nothing.”

For more than a decade, The Amity Affliction has used music to entertain while simultaneously confronting the very darkest edges of man’s existence. “SEVERED TIES,” 2008’s full-length debut, and 2010’s follow-up “YOUNGBLOODS” instantly established the band’s twisted take, all revved-up rhythms, soaring melodies, and full-bore vocals coming together to fashion something provocative and distinct. “LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME” follows 2012’s “CHASING GHOSTS” which also debuted at #1 on the Australian ARIA Chart and has since has been certified gold.

 Motorhead To Re-release 'Aftershock'.

MotorheadWednesday 18th June 2014
In October 2013, Motörhead released their 21st studio album, Aftershock, to great international acclaim and a slew of top 10 to 40 album spots.

The band held off touring for the album so as frontman and founding father Lemmy could get some too long overdue recuperative rest.

This summer of 2014 will see Motörhead officially tour the European festival circuit, their first strong of shows since the album's release, and to celebrate this, UDR/Motörhead Music / ADA will be re-releasing the album under the title Aftershock - Tour Edition on July 7th. This expanded release will contain a bonus disc of live material comprised from the band's historic appearances at the 2014 West Coast Tour, and in further celebration, UDR/Motörhead Music/ ADA are proud to present "Lost Woman Blues" live from The Warfield in San Francisco on Friday April 18th, 2014. The show was part of the band's warm-up mini tour for the forthcoming European festivals, and the song's performance, verve, swagger and attitude show Motörhead have maintained their rich ripeness and added another layer of grit and polish.

It proves one major thing no-one should ever forget...they are Motörhead, and they play rock'n'roll!

Besides the complete Aftershock album: ( Heartbreaker / Coup de Grace / Lost Woman Blues / End Of Time / Do You Believe / Death Machine / Dust And Glass / Going To Mexico / Silence When You Speak To Me / Crying Shame / Queen Of The Damned / Knife / Keep Your Powder Dry / Paralyzed) you’ll get a live CD for the same price!

Bonus Disk: “Best Of The West Coast Tour 2014”
Recorded and produced by Cameron Webb

Track List
I Know How To Die
Damage Case
Stay Clean
Metropolis
Over The Top
The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
Rock It
Lost Woman Blues
Doctor Rock
Just `Cos You Got The Power
Going To Brazil
Killed By Death
Ace Of Spades
Overkill

Motörhead Festival Tour:
Tue 24th June Milano, Ippodromo City Sound- Italy
Fri 27th June Wetzikon, Eishalle – Switzerland
Fri 4th July Hyde Park London, British Summer - England
Sun 6th July Roitzschora, With Full Force – Germany
Fri 11th July Aix Les Bains, Esplanade du Lac – France
Fri 25th July Moscow, Crocus City Hall – Russia
Sun 27th July Minsk, Palace of Sports, - Belarus
Fri 1st August Wacken Open Air – Germany
Sun 3rd August Lokerse, Lokerse Feesten – Belgium
Sun 10th August Colmar, Theatre de Plein Air – France
Wed 13th August Avenches, Roman Amphitheatre, Switzerland

Motörhead release Aftershock Tour Edition on 7th July 2014 through UDR Records.

 The Dandy Warhols Tour Dates.

Dandy WarholsWednesday 18th June 2014
Seminal rock act The Dandy Warhols are excited to be hitting the UK this June/July for a tour in support of their latest release, and first ever live album 'Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia Live At The Wonder'. Available on http://ter.ly/13TalesLive

The album, which was released via The End Records in March, was recorded in their hometown of Portland, Oregon at The Wonder Ballroom during the Band's 13th anniversary tour of the breakthrough album 'Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia', known world round for the hit track 'Bohemian Like You'.

The Dandy Warhols are also featured on the Veronica Mars motion picture soundtrack, released earlier this month to rave reviews by press and fans alike!

THE DANDY WARHOLS ANNOUNCE UK DATES AS PART OF A EUROPEAN RUN
Thurs 26th Jun Garage, Glasgow
Sun 29th Jun Manchester, Ritz
Mon 30th Jun Leeds, Cockpit
Tue 1st Jul Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thu 3rd Jul Leicester, O2 Acamdey
Fri 4th Jul London, Brooklyn Bowl
Sat 5th Jul London, Brooklyn Bowl
Mon 7th Jul Brighton, Concord 2
Tue 8th Jul Bristol, Anson Arms
Wed 9th Jul Oxford, Academy 1

 Wolf Announce New Album.

WolfWednesday 18th June 2014
Sweden’s pack of Heavy Metal stalwarts, WOLF return with their seventh studio album entitled simply, Devil Seed. The album will be released on August 25th in Europe and on September 2nd in North America via Century Media Records.

This time around, the wolves have teamed up with Jens Bogren (Kreator, Paradise Lost, Opeth) over at Fascination Street Studios and have delivered not only a heavy sounding release but also one chock full of clarity and complexity. With cover artwork being created once again by legendary designer Thomas Holm (Mercyful Fate, King Diamond), all the elements are aligned for this fierce slab of pure Heavy Metal mayhem.

Simon Johansson (guitars) comments: “WOLF is back and once again we have worked with the amazing Thomas Holm (Mercyful Fate / King Diamond) for the album art. Thomas has a way of catching the feeling of an album and to put colors to our music. This time Niklas Stålvind also contributed to some drawings found in the booklet and the collaboration between the two of them turned out great. Devil Seed starts as an embryo and when you least aspect it you find yourself dancing with the Devil.”

“Devil Seed” track-listing:
1 Overture in C Shark
2 Shark Attack
3 Skeleton Woman
4 Surgeons Of Lobotomy
5 My Demon
6 I Am Pain
7 Back From The Grave
8 The Dark Passenger
9 River Everlost
10 Frozen
11 Killing Floor


WOLF live:
The Devil Seed Tour 2014
26.07.2014 SE Frövi, Rockviken
11.09.2014 UK Manchester, Sound Control
12.09.2014 UK Northampton, Rock N’ Metal Circus
13.09.2014 UK Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
14.09.2014 UK London, Borderline
20.12.2014 SE Varberg, Sociteten

Further European dates to be announced soon.

 Nothing More To Release Album Next Week.

Nothing MoreWednesday 18th June 2014
After a storming show at Download festival this weekend, followed by an exhilarating set at the Jazz Café on Monday night at the Golden Gods aftershow party, NOTHING MORE’s self-titled album is finally due to be released next week via Eleven Seven Music.

Already trending at No 5 at Active Rock in the US, their debut single “This Is The Time (Ballast)” is about “the ‘greater good’ that many of us claim to be fighting for becomes perverted the instant it becomes about changing others. It is about changing ourselves and as a result others will inevitably be changed” according to singer Jonny Hawkins. This alone gives a hint that this band have a keen lyrical sophistication and philosophical undertone which both belies their years and marks them out from their contemporaries. When Hawkins sings “Holding each other like ransom notes, Dropping our hearts to grip our brother’s throat” you believe him.

Hailing from San Antonio, Texas NOTHING MORE is a four-headed musical hydra that runs on frenetic passion, unswerving DIY spirit and relentless sonic experimentation. Part Mars Volta-esque prog rock freak out part schizoid System Of A Down weird-isms, part effortless pop nous, they seamlessly barrel from churning headbang to skyscraping chorus and back again in the blink of an eye.

NOTHING MORE are part of a new generation of rock stars who are unconcerned with fabricated notions of how and where they might fit in, but simply focus on making honest, passionate art with real intent. “When we first started, we branded ourselves on the arm after each year of touring, so we’ve all got these scars now, reminding us of the commitment we made to each other. We want to be a church for people who don't believe the things that churches believe” comments Hawkins.

Capable of bombastic bounce that hits as hard as an uppercut to the jaw when they fancy it, the boys from The Alamo City are equally able to dial down their bluster into deft moments of crystalline beauty when the mood takes them.

Like all the best bands, NOTHING MORE formed initially as school kids. Kids whose aspirations were as serious then as they are now, and whose early development took place against a backdrop of suburban boredom and rabid musical obsession.

In the live arena, NOTHING MORE are absolute animals. Raw aggression crashes alongside precise riffing, thunderous bass and nigh on tribal percussion to jaw-dropping effect. They've grown through the grassroots by dripping blood sweat and tears across America, challenging the stereotypes of what you might think a band like this can incorporate into their show. Four way drum battles? Check. Three members playing one bass guitar? Check. These guys push the limits in more ways than one. The band will be announcing more UK dates very soon.

 Crown The Empire To Release New Album.

Crown The EmpireWednesday 18th June 2014
Alternative Press cover stars, Crown The Empire have announced their sophomore studio album, ‘The Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways’, which will be released on 21st July 2014 via Rise Records. Household name of heaviness Joey Sturgis (Emmure, Attila, Of Mice & Men) was at the helm for this record.

Crown The Empire recently stormed Slam Dunk Festival and were one of the standout bands across all 3 dates.

Catch CTE performing on the Vans Warped Tour all summer long, and then in the UK/Europe this Autumn with Asking Alexandria, the Ghost Inside and Secrets, full dates below.

Wed 22 Oct- UEA NRLCR, Norwich – ENGLAND
Thurs 23 Oct- Rock City, Nottingham – ENGLAND
Fri 24 Oct- 02 Academy , Newcastle – ENGLAND
Sun 26 Oct- Barrowland, Glasgow, SCOTLAND
Mon 27 Oct- Barrowland, Glasgow, SCOTLAND
Tues 28 Oct- Ulster Hall, Belfast – IRELAND
Wed 29 Oct- Olympia, Dublin – IRELAND
Fri 31 Oct- Academy , Manchester – ENGLAND
Sat 1 Nov- 02 Academy , Leeds – ENGLAND
Sun 2 Nov- Great Hall, Cardiff – WALES
Tues 4 Nov- 02 Academy , Bristol – ENGLAND
Wed 5 Nov- 02 Guildhall, Southampton – ENGLAND
Thurs 6 Nov- Roundhouse, London – ENGLAND
Fri 7 Nov- 02 Academy , Birmingham – ENGLAND
Sun 9 Nov- Brighton Centre, Brighton – ENGLAND

 Chuck Ragan To Play More UK Shows Next Week.

Chuck RaganWednesday 18th June 2014
Chuck Ragan plays his final UK shows in support of his 5th solo album, ‘Till Midnight’ which was released on March 24th 2014 via Side One Dummy Records.

The former Hot Water Music front man brings his all-star backing band The Camaraderie, Jon Gaunt (fiddle), Joe Ginsberg (bass), Todd Beene of Lucero and Glossary (pedal steel, electric guitar) and David Hidalgo Jr. of Social Distortion (drums) back to the UK for the final dates in this five-week European trek which kicked off on May 27th at Nottingham’s Rock City.

The video for the life-long love story behind his second single “Something May Catch Fire” was filmed at The Carnivale House on the foothills of Big Sky Movie Ranch in Los Angeles, CA and produced by Dannel Escallon and Anthem Films. It can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2B2TvdW7jk
“I felt they captured an essence of love that we’ve all have either known ourselves or have dreamed of knowing one day” explains Ragan.

Remaining UK dates are:
June 2014
Tues 24th June Brighton The Haunt
Weds 25 June Manchester Gorilla
Thurs 26th June Leeds Brudenell

Till Midnight was produced, engineered, and mixed by multi-instrumentalist Christopher Thorn of Blind Melon within the walls of Fireside Sound and Fonogenic Studios in Los Angeles. From the captivating fiddle and drums on the upbeat lead off track “Something May Catch Fire”, to the steel guitar and harmonica-laden “Bedroll Lullaby”, to the heartwarming “Wake With You”, to the mesmerizing solo acoustic ballad “For All We Care”, this album propels Ragan to a whole new level musically. Guest vocalists include Rami Jaffee of The Wallflowers and Foo Fighters (accordion, glockenspiel, organ),Lucero frontman Ben Nichols, Jenny O., Dave Hause, and Chad Price and Jon Snodgrass of Drag The River.

 Arch Enemy Enter European Album Charts.

Arch EnemyWednesday 18th June 2014
ARCH ENEMY’s new album “War Eternal“ is taking Europe by storm. The album entered the official German charts at #9 (previous album #15) / source: charts.de, the Dutch charts at #36, Finland #5 (last #9), UK at #85 (last #107), Austria #13 (last #37), Switzerland #16 (last #41) and Japan's Oricon chart at #7 (international artists).

The band just wrapped up the first part of their European tour. New singer Alissa White-Gluz is taking a well needed break to rest her broken rib as band leader Michael Amott found time to thank everybody for believing in “War Eternal”: “I am truly blown away by the fan and industry support for ARCH ENEMY and our new album. Seeing "War Eternal" surpass previous efforts after what we went through last year is extremely gratifying to say the least! There are too many people involved in this to thank them all for this initial success of the record, what I can say is that we know who you are! ARCH ENEMY is energized by the response to the new music as we continue to tour hard throughout 2014/2015 - the war has just begun!"

ARCH ENEMY Live:
27.06.2014 - Rock am Härtsfeldsee - Dischingen, Germany
28.06.2014 - Inferno Festival - Lausanne, Switzerland
09.07.2014 - RockMaraton - Pecs, Hungary
11.07.2014 - Rock Harz Open Air - Ballenstedt, Germany
12.07.2014 - Masters Of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic
13.07.2014 - Seven Festival - Wegorzewo, Poland
15.07.2014 - Melna Piektdiena - Riga, Latvia
17.07.2014 - Devilstone Festival - Anyksciai, Lithuania
18.07.2014 - American Beauty Car Show - Haapsalu, Estonia
19.07.2014 - Dong Open Air - Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
02.08.2014 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
07.08.2014 - Getaway Rock - Gävle, Sweden
08.08.2014 - Leyendas Del Rock - Alicante, Spain
09.08.2014 - Alcatraz Metal Festival - Kortrijk, Belgium
14.08.2014 - Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbühl, Germany
17.08.2014 - Alt-Fest - Kettering, UK
17.09.2014 - Kerubi - Joensuu, Finland
18.09.2014 - Pakkahuone - Tampere, Finland
19.09.2014 - The Circus - Helsinki, Finland
20.09.2014 - Lutakko - Jyväskylä, Finland
22.09.2014 - Re:Republic - Minsk, Belarus
23.09.2014 - Yunost' - Kiev, Ukraine
25.09.2014 - Arena Hall - Krasnodar, Russia
27.09.2014 - Glav Club - Moscow, Russia
28.09.2014 - Zal Ozhidaniya - Saint Petersburg, Russia
30.09.2014 - Otdykh Club - Novosibirsk, Russia
01.10.2014 - Angar Club - Omsk, Russia
03.10.2014 - Tele Club - Yekaterinburg, Russia
18.10.2014 - Loudpark 2014 - Saitama City, Japan
23.10.2014 - Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD (USA)
24.10.2014 - Best Buy Theatre - New York, NY (USA)
25.10.2014 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA (USA)
26.10.2014 - Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY (USA)
27.10.2014 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC (Canada)
28.10.2014 - Imperial Theater - Quebec City, QC (Canada)
29.10.2014 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON (Canada)
01.11.2014 - The Garrick - Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
02.11.2014 - Riddel Centre - Regina, SK (Canada)
03.11.2014 - MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB (Canada)
04.11.2014 - Union Hall - Edmonton, AB (Canada)
06.11.2014 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC (Canada)
07.11.2014 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA (USA)
08.11.2014 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR (USA)
10.11.2014 - Regency Center - San Francisco, CA (USA)
11.11.2014 - House Of Blues - Sunset Strip - West Hollywood, CA (USA)
12.11.2014 - House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA (USA)
14.11.2014 - The Marquee - Tempe, AZ (USA)
15.11.2014 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM (USA)
16.11.2014 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO (USA)
18.11.2014 - Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN (USA)
19.11.2014 - Mojoes - Joliet, IL (USA)
20.11.2014 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI (USA)
21.11.2014 - The Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI (USA)
22.11.2014 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH (USA)
23.11.2014 - House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH (USA)
26.11.2014 - Le Transbordeur - Lyon, France **
27.11.2014 - L'Usine - Istres, France **
28.11.2014 - Razzmatazz - Barcelona, Spain **
29.11.2014 - La Riviera - Madrid, Spain **
01.12.2014 - Le Bikini - Toulouse, France **
02.12.2014 - Le Bataclan - Paris, France **
04.12.2014 - 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands **
05.12.2014 - MHP Arena - Ludwigsburg, Germany **
06.12.2014 - Turbinenhalle - Oberhausen, Germany **
07.12.2014 - Garage - Saarbrücken, Germany **
08.12.2014 - Docks - Hamburg, Germany **
09.12.2014 - Huxleys - Berlin, Germany **
10.12.2014 - Gasometer - Vienna, Austria **
11.12.2014 - Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, Germany **
12.12.2014 - Eventhall - Geiselwind, Germany **
13.12.2014 - Tonhalle - München, Germany **
14.12.2014 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland **
16.12.2014 - Institute - Birmingham, UK **
17.12.2014 - O2 Academy - Bristol, UK **
18.12.2014 - The Forum - London, UK **
19.12.2014 - Academy - Manchester, UK **
20.12.2014 - Academy - Dublin, Ireland **
21.12.2014 - QMU - Glasgow, UK **
22.12.2014 - O2 Academy - Newcastle, UK **
**As special guest to KREATOR

 Sikth Announce Headline UK Tour.

SikthWednesday 18th June 2014
Recently reformed UK metal mentalists SikTh have announced their first tour in over seven years.

After a triumphant return to the live arena with an incredible headline set on the Red Bull Studio stage at Download Festival last weekend, the band will embark on a tour of the UK. The dates will be highly anticipated after many fans were left unable to get into the ram-packed tent, which saw chants of "BEST! BAND! AT DOWNLOAD!" for the ten minutes before they took the stage.

Frontman Mikee Goodman states:

"This is so exciting for us all right now. Being back in SIkTh has awoken many feelings and emotions this music brings. We are all loving playing shows again, to such passionate and energetic fans too”.

“We decided we had to do a full UK tour, just one show was never gonna be enough for us. We really want to play our whole set to as many fans as possible. Also we aim to add some ‘never played before live songs’ too. Hope to see you all there!"

Catch SikTh at the following shows. Support comes from Heart Of A Coward and Idiom.

29.10.2014 (UK) Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms
30.10.2014 (UK) Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
31.10.2014 (UK) Plymouth - White Rabbit
01.11.2014 (UK) Bristol - Fleece
03.11.2014 (UK) Liverpool - Academy
04.11.2014 (UK) Leeds - Cockpit
05.11.2014 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
07.11.2014 (UK) Newcastle - Academy 2
08.11.2014 (UK) Manchester - Academy 2
09.11.2014 (UK) Birmingham - Academy 2
10.11.2014 (UK) Norwich - Waterfront
11.11.2014 (UK) Brighton - Concorde 2
12.11.2014 (UK) London – Koko

Tickets are on sale now (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.ukor www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

SikTh headline Tech Fest on 13th July.

 At The Gates Start Work On New Album.

At The GatesWednesday 18 th June 2014
The pioneers of the “Gothenburg style” melodic death metal sound, AT THE GATES, are about to begin the recording sessions for their much anticipated comeback studio album. In the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, “Slaughter Of The Soul” (1995), AT THE GATES have just wrapped up pre-production work for their new material and are about to commence the recording sessions for the upcoming “At War With Reality” album in the next days.

AT THE GATES checked in with the following status update via guitarist Anders Björler: “So, things are getting closer to the recording of ‘At War with Reality’. We are currently rehearsing and putting the final touches to all the songs. This album is turning into a monster. It’s all coming together in a very satisfying way. Stay tuned for some studio updates in June/July”.

An additional video message from vocalist Tomas Lindberg revealing further details about the upcoming recording sessions can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/3i_OUQPpBjE

“At War With Reality” is expected to be released in October / November of 2014 on Century Media Records worldwide.

AT THE GATES have previously launched the following video message: http://youtu.be/uOmaN4chwJM

Having most recently performed a blistering set at Maryland Death Fest in the USA, AT THE GATES have already announced the dates for their “At War With Reality” tour throughout Europe and the UK. All upcoming AT THE GATES shows, including a newly confirmed show in Dublin, Ireland in January 2015, are as follows:

AT THE GATES @ Festivals 2014:
TH 10.07.2014 Neskaupstadur (Iceland) – Eistnaflug Festival

AT THE GATES + Support:
TH 20.11.2014 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi
FR 21.11.2014 Jyvsky (Finland) – Lutako
SA 22.11.2014 Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi

AT THE GATES, GRAVE, MORBUS CHRON:
TH 27.11.2014 Göteborg (Sweden) – Trägårn
FR 28.11.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) – Arenan
SA 29.11.2014 Malmö (Sweden) – KB

AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
TH 04.12.2014 London (UK) – Forum
FR 05.12.2014 Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
SA 06.12.2014 Glasgow (UK) – Garage
SU 07.12.2014 Birmingham (UK) – Academy
MO 08.12.2014 Cardiff (UK) – Solus
WE 10.12.2014 Essen (Germany) – Turock
TH 11.12.2014 Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle
FR 12.12.2014 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Eindhoven Metal Meeting
SA 13.12.2014 Leipzig (Germany) – Conne Island
SU 14.12.2014 Wien (Austria) – Arena
TU 16.12.2014 Aarau (Switzerland) – Kiff
WE 17.12.2014 Munich (Germany – Backstage Werk
TH 18.12.2014 Antwerpen (Belgium) – Trix
FR 19.12.2014 Cologne (Germany) – Essigfabrik
SA 20.12.2014 Berlin (Germany) – Postbahnhof

AT THE GATES + Bloodshot Dawn:
SA 31.01.2015 Dublin (Ireland) – Academy

More details on “At War With Reality” will be unveiled soon…

 Citizen Album Release And Tour Dates.

CitizenWednesday 18th June 2014
Michigan's Citizen release their debut full-length Youth in the UK on 14th July cvia Run For Cover Records. The band has also unveiled a new music video directed by Rob Soucy for the album's first single "The Summer". Watch "The Summer": http://youtu.be/KrfueEvUpAs

Since first meeting as midwestern high-schoolers in 2009, Citizen have emerged as one of the most promising young bands in the alternative rock underground today. The band signed to Run For Cover Records in early 2012, releasing their EP Young States that year as well as a split with label mates Turnover. In 2013, Citizen entered Studio 4 with producer Will Yip (Title Fight, Circa Survive, Daylight) to record Youth, their debut full-length. From the first note of Youth, the fuzzy, guitar-driven rock songs bleed emotion straight through to the album's end (full tracklisting below). Citizen have called on the ghosts of Brand New and early Nirvana, creating a sound that is familiar but immediately all its own.

Citizen will be heading to the UK next month for a series of dates. See below for full details.

Wed 16 July – Epic Studios, Norwich
Thurs 17 July- Fighting Cocks, Kingston
Fri 18 July – Borderline, London
Sat 19 July – Joiners, Southampton
Sun 20 July- Tiki Bar & Diner, Plymouth
Mon 21 July- The Exchange, Bristol
Tues 22- The Flapper, Birmingham
Wed 23 July- Victoria Inn, Derby
Thurs 24 July- Audio, Glasgow
Fri 25 July- Star & Garter, Manchester
Sat 26 July- Cockpit, Leeds

 Billy Idol To Release New Album In October.

Billy IdolTuesday 17th June 2014
Rock icon Billy Idol announced today that he will release his first new album in almost a decade this October. The album will come out on Idol's own BFI Records, via Kobalt Label Services.

Produced by Trevor Horn, the new album will arrive close to the release of Idol's highly anticipated self-written autobiography, Dancing With Myself, which will be released throughout the world this autumn.

Idol recently launched his book campaign with a notable appearance at New York's Book Expo America and is now on the road in Europe with his band, which includes long-time collaborator and lead guitarist Steve Stevens. The current leg of Idol's tour continues until July 4th in Luxembourg.

Initial music from the new album will be released in late summer; Idol's world tour will continue into 2015.

For the latest Billy Idol news and updates, visit BillyIdol.net.

BILLY IDOL 2014 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Jun 17th Berlin, DE Zitadelle
Jun 18th Hamburg, DE Stadtpark
Jun 20th Bratislava, SK Aegon Arena
Jun 21st Prague, CZ Lucerna Theatre
Jun 24thLjubljana, SI Hala Tivoli
Jun 25th Belgrade, RS Belgrade Calling
Jun 27th Skopje, Macedonia Skopje Burning
Jun 29th Bucharest, RO Arenele Romane
Jun 30th Cluj Napoca, RO Cluj Arena
Jul 02ndVienna, AT Open Air Vienna
Jul 03rd Dresden, DE Junge Garde
Jul 04th Luxembourg, LU Rockhal

 Feed The Rhino Announce UK Tour.

Feed The RhinoTuesday 17th June 2014
After what can only be described as a complete assault on the senses at Download Festival - Feed The Rhino are very excited to announce their UK Headline tour this October. The Kent bruisers will be joined by Night Verses and Baby Godzilla. What a line up! Tickets go on sale June 18th - you better be quick…

Tour dates are as follows:

October
16th Norwich, Waterfront
17th London, The Underworld
18th Bristol, Exchange
19th Birmingham, Asylum
20th Manchester, Sound Control
21st Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
22nd Newcastle, Think Tank
23rd Sheffield, Corporation
24th Southampton, Joiners

Tickets are priced £8 regionally and £9 in London. Tickets will be available from http://kililive.com/artists/feed-the-rhino

 The Pretty Reckless Unleash New Video.

Pretty RecklessTuesday 17th June 2014
The Pretty Reckless has premiered the new music video for the song “Messed Up World exclusively on vevo here: http://po.st/MUWvevo

The provocative video was directed by Jon J. who also directed The Pretty Reckless’ last video for “Heaven Knows” that now has over seven million views.

Led by singer Taylor Momsen, The Pretty Reckless’ single “Heaven Knows” is the most successful song this year at Active and Mainstream Rock Radio. The song spent five weeks at #1 on Active Rock and is currently in its 12th week at #1 on Mainstream Rock in the US. Whilst in the UK, the band just did the Radio 1 Live Lounge and the single is currently B-list on Radio 1.

Going To Hell was released on March 17th and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and #8 on the Official UK chart. The release has garnered praise from press and fans alike. Rolling Stone raves, "This New York band’s brash second album rages with the upbeat, beat-wise humor that hard rock has suppressed ever since grunge. ‘Heaven Knows’ and ‘Why’d You Bring a Shotgun to the Party’ are full-on glam stomps."

The Pretty Reckless continue to tour in support of their new album and recently played an outstanding set at Download Festival as the penultimate headliners on the second stage and Isle Of Wight Festival. They now head back to the US and perform at various summer festivals before headlining the Going To Hell 2014 North American tour.

The Pretty Reckless formed in 2009 and released their debut album Light Me Up in 2010 and a follow-up EP HIT Me Like A Man in 2012. After two years on the road supporting Light Me Up, the band has risen through rock ‘n’ roll’s ranks to become a polarizing presence. Over the course of their debut and EP, the quartet has sold over 1 million combined albums and digital singles. The Pretty Reckless has supported Evanescence, Guns N’ Roses and Marilyn Manson on tour in addition to headline runs in both the U.S. and abroad. The band recently performed Revolver Golden Gods Awards in April where Taylor joined Joan Jett on stage for a performance of the hit song “I Hate Myself For Loving You.” The band is managed by David Sonenberg, William Derella, and Erica Ramon of DAS Communications.

 Michael Monroe Accepts Metal Hammer Award For His Band Hanoi Rocks.

Michael MonroeTuesday 17th June 2014
Michael Monroe, one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most iconic frontman, was presented with the coveted ‘Inspiration’ Award at Metal Hammer’s annual ‘Golden Gods’ event, held last night – June 16th – at Indigo (at the O2 Arena) in London; he accepted the Award on behalf of legendary Finnish outfit, Hanoi Rocks.

Monroe first came to fame as frontman of the ground-breaking group, renowned for their strong song-writing, flamboyant image (onstage and off), explosive live performances and punk spirit; over the years, Hanoi Rocks have come to be recognised as a huge influence on the more colourful / abandoned side of rock, with many of the genre’s biggest names citing them as a prime source of inspiration.

It was fitting that Monroe – currently leading his own band of hand-picked players – should be invited to London to collect the Award (“one of the most prestigious of the evening, only given to those whose role in our world will continue to influence for years to come”); not only is original Hanoi Rocks bassist, Sami Yaffa, still a part of Monroe’s live and recording band, but his touring set continues to feature choice moments from the revered Hanoi catalogue…

Monroe: “It’s really nice to know that, we, Hanoi Rocks continue to have a positive impact on the rock’n’roll scene of today. This award is a great honour and truly appreciated. So, on behalf of Razzle, whose great spirit still lives on, Gyp Casino, Nasty Suicide, Andy McCoy, Sami Yaffa and myself - thank you!”

Monroe is currently playing the European festival circuit with his own band, performing extensively throughout the summer. His current album, ‘Horns And Halos’, is available now via Spinefarm Records.

 The Dead Daisies To Supoort Kiss And Def Leppard In America.

Dead DaisesTuesday 17th June 2014
The Dead Daisies are a powerful musical collective with a rotating line-up that features some of the best Rock musicians on the planet and a sound that’s influenced by late ‘70s and early ‘80s hard rock – big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. The Daisies release the Face I Love EP on September 8 through Spitfire Music/PIAS and are elated to announce a month-long US tour with KISS & Def Leppard in August.
The band will release their very own “Face I Love” App on their Facebook page on the 23rd June. Created to represent the iconic daisy skull logo of the band and allow fans to be part of the EP cover art and music video, Facebook users are able to upload an image of the face they love to the App to create a photo-mosaic portrait of The Dead Daisies skull – and make it bloom!

The Dead Daisies were formed by singer-songwriter Jon Stevens and guitarist David Lowy in 2012. The 2014 lineup includes Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) on vocals, David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) on guitar, Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) on bass, Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers & Blow) on keys and the new addition of Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) on drums.

For this tour, KISS and Def Leppard will be honoring their dedicated fans in the armed services by partnering with numerous military organizations. All military personnel will be given exclusive access to discounted tickets for the tour and military charities will receive a portion of ticket sales with the money raised being split amongst all the non-profit organizations participating with the summer tour.

"I am pretty pumped to hit the road with The Dead Daises and bring some some kick ass, analog rock and roll music to all of you with the legendary KISS and Def Leppard and help make your summer as memorable as possible," proclaims Dizzy Reed. "So fire up the grill, chill the beer and the Jager and get ready to ROCK! See you soon!"

The ‘Face I Love’ EP is now available for pre-order with the title track given away as an instant-grat track to those who pre-order the album. Enjoy an early taste of the track and the band performing live with the video of The Dead Daisies performing "Face I Love" Live. View the video HERE and feel free to post.

This is set to be a busy year ahead for The Dead Daisies with more dates to be added around the world.

The Dead Daisies US Tour Dates
July 10 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion*
July 12 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center*
July 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center*
July 15 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater*
July 16 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
July 18 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center*
July 19 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug 02 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall #
Aug 03 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center #
Aug 05 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center #
Aug 06 – Wantaugh, NY – Jones Beach #
Aug 08 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureay Live at Virginia Beach #
Aug 09 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mtn #
Aug 10 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre #
Aug 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Ctr #
Aug 15 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre #
Aug 16 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater #
Aug 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center #
Aug 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena #
Aug 22 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center #
Aug 23 – Clarkson, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre #
Aug 24 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion #
Aug 26 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center #
Aug 28 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amp #
Aug 29 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center #
Aug 31 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion #

* w/ Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd
# w/ KISS & Def Leppard

The Dead Daisies EP ‘Face I Love’ will be released on September 8th 2014 via Spitfire Music/PIAS.

 Idiom Announce Tour Dates.

IdiomTuesday 17th June 2014
Idiom have released their belter of a track ‘Same Old Songs’ for free download to coincide with their announcement as support on the recently announced Sikth UK tour later this year. The song (and accompanying music video) feature Benji Webbe of Skindred and Sean Smith of The Blackout fame.

The track is taken from the band’s EP of the same name which was recently released and is a pre-cursor for the band’s new album, on which they’re currently working.

TOUR DATES
10th - 14th July: Tech Fest
16th August: New Age Festival at the Rugby Club, Bridgewater
27th Sept: Brighton Breakout festival

SUPPORTING SIKTH:
Thu 30 Oct 2014 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Fri 31 Oct 2014 – Plymouth, White Rabbit
Sat 01 Nov 2014 – Bristol, Fleece
Mon 03 Nov 2014 – Liverpool, Academy
Tue 04 Nov 2014 – Leeds, Cockpit
Wed 05 Nov 2014 – Glasgow, Garage
Fri 07 Nov 2014 – Newcastle, Academy 2
Sat 08 Nov 2014 – Manchester, Academy 2
Sun 09 Nov 2014 – Birmingham, Academy 2
Mon 10 Nov 2014 – Norwich, UEA
Tue 11 Nov 2014 – Brighton, Concorde 2
Wed 12 Nov 2014 – London, Koko

 Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly Announce Last Ever Show.

Get Cape Wear Cape FlyTuesday 17th June 2014
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly has announced his final ever show at The Forum, London on Friday 12th September. Joining him on the night will also be some handpicked special guests:

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Bye – The Forum, London – Friday 12th September 2014
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly (final show)
Shy Fx
Jehst
The Xcerts
Seán McGowan
Dave House
Ritual Beating System (DJs)
*Plus more to be announced!

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20th June priced £20 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

On the farewell show, Sam Duckworth had the following to say:

“2004. Much simpler times, more room for less simpler names.

The last decade as Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly has been amazing. I've had the pleasure of making music with some incredible people and sharing the journey with many good folk. There have been challenges, triumphs and parasites.

I have decided that it is time to transition into life as Sam Duckworth. It's easier to explain to strangers and it’s starting to feel more comfortable. So… I figured it best that we throw one giant going away party for Get Cape. Wear Cape Fly.

We'll have some of the best live musicians on the planet joining us. It's very eclectic but all are on the top of their game, so it should feel a bit like a mini festival and a chance to enjoy music of different styles.

We'll have the Forum ‘til 1am on a Friday, so there’s a bit of elbow room to really enjoy the night.

We'll be on at 9pm to make sure those coming by train will not miss the show.”

 Every Time I Die Stream New Album.

Every Time I DieTuesday 17th June 2014
Every Time I Die is streaming their new album From Parts Unknown in its entirely online now. Visit http://www.youtube/ETID to listen now, prior to the official 30th June release date. The band is on tour all summer on the Vans Warped Tour before returning to the UK for Reading & Leeds Festival.

The album title, From Parts Unknown, refers to the band approaching things in a completely different way this time. With 16 years under their belt, it would have been easy to go into autopilot and do the same thing but that would have been "boring and baseless", according to front man Keith Buckley. With new faith and energy injected into their craft, ETID went into the studio with heavyweight Kurt Ballou at his Godcity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. "At a time when a lot of bands are going for a more crowd-friendly sound, we wanted to go in the opposite direction,” said Buckley. “Instead of making something that the kids can all sing along to, we wanted to make music that scares them.” The band stayed at a notoriously haunted home near the studio where the band was fully aware of the presence of something else. Maybe it was that and the book-obsessed Buckley reading on magic and the occult that inspired the band's most awesomely devastating release.

 The Gaslight Anthem Announce Massive UK Tour And Announce New Album.

Gaslight AnthemTuesday 17th June 2014
New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem return with their eagerly-anticipated new album ‘Get Hurt’ on 18th August through Virgin EMI.

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

Following the success of their 2012 album ‘Handwritten’- which charted in the Top Three of the album charts across Europe and America, with the band playing Wembley Stadium, Glastonbury and Coachella along the way- The Gaslight Anthem’s fifth studio album perfectly shows them thriving creatively while pushing their horizons artistically. It is a record that oozes the confidence of a band at the very top of their game.

Fans will get a first taste of ‘Get Hurt’ today with the release of a minute long promo video clip featuring their song ‘Stay Vicious’, filmed by a friend of the band while they were in recording in Nashville.

The Gaslight Anthem today also announce one of their biggest headline European tours to date including a show at London’s Alexandra Palace:

The Gaslight Anthem Live:
Wed, 29-Oct-2014 Dusseldorf, Germany Mitsubishi Electric Hall
Fri, 31-Oct-2014 Berlin, Germany Columbia Halle
Sat, 01-Nov-2014 Hamburg, Germany Sport Halle
Mon, 03-Nov-2014 Brussels, Belgium AB
Wed, 05-Nov-2014 Saarbrucken, Germany E Werk
Fri, 07-Nov-2014 Munich, Germany Zenith
Sat, 08-Nov-2014 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Sun, 09-Nov-2014 Zagreb, Croatia Culture factory
Tue, 10-Nov-2014 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
Wed, 12-Nov-2014 Zurich, Switzerland Volkshaus
Thu, 13-Nov-2014 Stuttgart, Germany Porche Arena
Fri, 14-Nov-2014 Frankfurt, Germany Jahrhunderthalle
Sat, 15-Nov-2014 Amsterdam, Holland Heineken Music Hall
Mon, 17-Nov-2014 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
Wed, 19-Nov-2014 Alexander Palace, UK London
Fri, 21-Nov-2014 Edinburgh, UK Corn Exchange
Sat, 22-Nov-2014 Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena
Sun, 23-Nov-2014 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy

The Gaslight Anthem tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 20th June priced at £24.50 regionally and £26.00 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee)

 Steel Panther Announce Massive 2015 UK Tour.

Steel PantherTuesday 17th June 2014
Steel Panther continues to be the definition of true artist development in a disposable music industry. The band comprised of Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia have just announced their biggest UK tour to date in March 2015. They announced the Wembley date on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw on Thursday 12th June in the most talked about radio appearance in many years - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8JDoOP1LUw.

Tour dates are as follows:
MARCH 2015
FRIDAY 6th O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER
MONDAY 9th O2 ACADEMY GLASGOW
THURSDAY 12th CIVIC HALL WOLVERHAMPTON
SATURDAY 14th THE SSE ARENA LONDON, WEMBLEY

Tickets will be priced at £21.50 regionally and £24.00 in London. Tickets will be on general sale on Friday 20th June at 9am. VIP packages will be available to meet the band and gets lots of extra perks – check out http://steelpantherrocks.com/news/tour-dates/ for more details!

The band recently grabbed the highest chart debut of their career with their latest album, All You Can Eat, released on Open E Records via Kobalt Label Services. The album stormed the top of the charts landing at number 12 on the UK Album Chart.

The 3rd single to be taken from the album ,You’re Beautiful When You Don’t Talk, will impact in the UK on Monday to coincide with the bands main stage performance at Download Festival this Sunday. Additionally the band will be hosting this years’ Metal Hammer Golden God Awards at the 02 Indigo on Monday night (16th June).

Steel Panther was, for a long time, rock’s best-kept secret: a cult legend on the LA scene. But in recent years due to the success of their albums (all of which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Comedy Album Charts), and live shows, the band has enjoyed huge acclaim from fans and peers alike. Steel Panther has been joined on stage by a who’s who of musical icons such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Paul Stanley of KISS, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Billy Ray Cyrus, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Green Day to name a few.

 Sabaton Announce UK Tour.

SabatonTuesday 17th June 2014
Swedish heavy-metal veterans SABATON, have just announced a killer 10 date tour across the UK for this coming November, December & January. After the huge release of their latest record 'Heroes' in May, this will be the perfect time for the mighty warriors to hit our shores and show us what it really means to put music to battle!

Par Sundstrom, one of the founding members of Sabaton commented
"Finally we can reveal our plans for UK this year! We love to play a lot of shows and we love to see a sweaty sold out club everywhere! Sabaton always brings a good party wherever we go and when we take Korpiklaani and Tyr with us for this run its certain that we will leave no city untouched".

The tour dates are as follows:
Nov 28th – Norwich, Waterfront
Nov 29th – Brighton, Concorde 2
Nov 30th – Plymouth, White Rabbit
Dec 2nd – Reading, Sub 89
Dec 3rd – Weymouth, Pavilion
Dec 5th – Glasgow, QMU
Dec 6th – Dublin, Academy
Dec 7th – Belfast, Limelight
Dec 8th – Manchester, Ritz
Dec 9th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
2015
Jan 12th – London, Forum

 Gerard Way Announces solo Project.

Gerard WayTuesday 17th June 2014
GERARD WAY has ignited his post-MCR career with the release of his much anticipated debut solo track ‘ACTION CAT’, which is available to download from June 12th. Produced by regular MCR collaborator Doug McKean, ‘ACTION CAT’ track offers a tantalisingly taster of his first solo album which will follow in the autumn.

Gerard performs vocals, guitar and keyboard on the album which also features Ian Fowles (guitar) of The Aquabats and Matt Gorney (bass). Jarrod Alexander, who toured with MCR during the band’s final shows, contributes drums to the album. Gerard’s brother Mikey has also contributing backing vocals to a track.

Listen to Action cat here
http://youtu.be/Gbk72F10Vgo

My Chemical Romance were one of the biggest bands of their generation. The facts speak for themselves: 1.5 million album sales in the UK alone; a #1 single (‘Welcome To The Black Parade’), two Top 10 hits (‘Famous Last Words’ and ‘Teenagers’) plus a further six Top 40 hits; huge festival headline sets at Reading, Leeds and Download.

On the live front Gerard will revisit the scene of some of his biggest triumphs by debuting his new solo project – in a global exclusive – in the opening slot of the NME / BBC Radio 1 Stage at the Reading Festival on August 22nd. He will then play his second ever solo show at the Leeds Festival on the following day.

Last month Gerard Way marked the launch of his new website ( www.gerardway.com) with a statement which explains his future plans: “I am continuing full-steam into comics, art, and more importantly to some of you- music. I am pleased to let you know I am now signed as a solo artist Warner Bros. Records. My album is near completion, and you should expect to hear things in the near future, even today actually- with a brief snippet of what is to come. I am excited. It’s starting again.”

 Rival Sons Announce December UK Tour.

Rival SonsTuesday 17th June 2014
Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have announced dates for a new UK tour, which is due to kick off on 8th December in Portsmouth.

The band are currently on tour in the UK in support of their brand new album, GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE, which was released this week and went straight into the Top 10 UK album chart. With every one of the headlining shows sold out long ago however, the band have decided to return later this year to give even more fans the chance to catch their unmissable live show.

Tickets are sure to sell out quickly, so fans are advised to order early to avoid disappointment.

Don't miss RIVAL SONS on tour in the UK this December at the following shows:

RIVAL SONS LIVE:
Dec. 08 - Portsmouth, UK - Pyramid Centre
Dec. 09 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall
Dec. 10 - London, UK - The Forum
Dec. 11 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz
Dec. 13 - Sheffield, UK - Leadmill
Dec. 14 - Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
Dec. 15 - Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
Dec. 16 - Norwich, UK - UEA

 Amen Back And set To Release New Album.

AmenTuesday 17th June 2014
Incendiary LA punks AMEN, led by firebrand frontman Casey Chaos, are working on a brand new album for release later this year and are set for a long awaited return to the UK this August. In addition, the band are excited to announce the enlistment of drum legend, Dave Lombardo to their ranks. The refreshed line up - completed by John Fahnestock on bass, Duke Decter and John King on guitars - are already neck deep in work on a new album, with longtime producer, Ross Robinson.

Lombardo enthuses; "I am very proud to have been asked to be part of this amazing production with Casey Chaos and Ross Robinson. My career in thrash was created from my love of the punk genre. There is an excitement in this particular style of music that's vital for me. It's aggressive, honest and needed. I'm looking forward to performing with AMEN before returning to Europe with PHILM in September."

Casey Chaos echoes the sentiment, stating; "It's great to be working again with Dave, this time in AMEN. He brought so much power, aggression and passion to the music on the new record, in a way only he could only deliver. Without question this is THE most important album I’ve ever made. I'm looking forward to unleashing it live and destroying ourselves for your pleasure!"

Stay tuned for more news on the release in due course. The forthcoming UK dates rack up as follows:

Mon 11th Aug - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 12th Aug - GLASGOW Cathouse
Wed 13th Aug - MANCHESTER Sound Control
Thu 14th Aug - LONDON Underworld
Sat 16th Aug - NORTHAMPTON Alt Fest (main stage)

 In Flames To Release New Album.

In FlamesTuesday 17th June 2014
In Flames are set to release ‘Siren Charms’ on September 8th 2014 through Sony Music.

Sweden's In Flames, who have built their reputation as one of the most respected and beloved modern metal bands over the course of 10 albums, selling three million albums and packing venues all over the world in the process. Siren Charms is the band’s eleventh album.

Formed in 1990, In Flames, who redefined the melodic metal genre and continue to create music that defied simple categorization, have been blazing a metal trail for nearly 25 years, having toured with everyone from Metallica to Slipknot to Killswitch Engage to Slayer. Many of their albums, namely 1996's The Jester Race, 1999's Colony and 2000's Clayman, are considered modern metal classics and "essential listening" by both fans and critics.

Yet, two decades deep, the band remains vital and continues to up the ante.

In Flames have delivered what will be considered one of the best albums of their already impressive catalog with Siren Charms, taking a huge step forward all the while remaining true to the sound that earned them their status as a hard rock band to watch, within the scene and beyond. About the album, the band said, “We recorded in the legendary Hansa Tonstudios in Berlin over the course of six intense weeks. This is In Flames 2014, all for the fans to use and abuse.”

Through the years, In Flames have pocketed numerous awards, including two German Metal Hammer Awards; a Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award; and multiple Swedish Grammys. Their last album, 2011's Sounds of a Playground Fading, achieved Gold status in their homeland. The band recorded Siren Charms at the iconic Hansa Studios in Berlin and the 11-song effort will be preceded by first single "Rusted Nail”. In Flames fans can expect to see and hear plenty from the band as it supports Siren Charms.

Track Listing:
1. In Plain View
2. Everything’s Gone
3. Paralyzed
4. Through Oblivion
5. With Eyes Wide Open
6. Siren Charms
7. When the World Explodes
8. Rusted Nail
9. Dead Eyes
10. Monsters in the Ballroom
11. Filtered Truth

Album preorders available here Amazon: http://smarturl.it/InFlames_Amz?IQid=pr
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/InFlames_iT

UK Tour Dates are as follows:
Thu 16th Oct Manchester, The Ritz
Fri 17th Oct Glasgow, O2 ABC
Sat 18th Oct London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Tickets prices are as follows: Manchester and Glasgow £18.00 (plus booking fee) and London £20 (plus booking fee). Tickets will be available via http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk and usual outlets.

 Spike To Release New Album.

SpikeTuesday 17th June 2014
Call it a labour of love. A life’s ambition. Or the chance to keep a precious legacy alive. Call it 100% Pure Frankie Miller. Spike’s sparkling celebration of long-time pal and inspiration Miller is a very special album indeed.

Many years in the making - and finally brought to fruition by a famous band of rock n roll brothers - 100% Frankie Miller is the ultimate tribute to a Scottish legend featuring ‘lost’ treasures and previously hidden gems.

Bringing together the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, famed Free rhythm section Andy Fraser and Simon Kirke, Mott The Hoople’s Ian Hunter and the brilliant Bonnie Tyler, this heartfelt collection of classic songs has been lovingly compiled by The Quireboys’ lead singer Spike – a family friend of the Millers and self-styled custodian of an historic back catalogue.

Two decades after suffering the brain haemorrhage that cut short a colourful career, Miller has emerged as one of rock’s great survivors and his music lives on.

“Frankie doesn’t want sympathy,” said Spike. “He just wants his music to be heard. These songs have never been heard before and they’ve been recorded with Frankie’s blessing. They are songs that would have been lost if it wasn’t for the desire of a group of his closest friends and biggest fans to do them justice. Frankie Miller was - and still is - a massive influence on so many musicians, myself included. He has a special talent as a songwriter and that talent deserves to be celebrated.”

Miller enjoyed chart success in the late 70s with Be Good To Yourself, Darlin and and When I’m Away From You and counts fellow countryman Rod Stewart amongst his biggest fans.

In 1999 the BBC filmed the documentary Stubborn Kinda Fella – charting Miller’s long road to recovery in the wake of his brain haemorrhage – and now 100% Frankie Miller brings a remarkable story bang up to date.

100% Frankie Miller features Ronnie Wood, Andy Fraser, Bonnie Tyler, Simon Kirke, Ian Hunter, Luke Morley, Guy Griffin, Keith Weir, Paul Guerin, Tyla, Chris Corney, Mark Stanway, Mick Roobotham, Matt Goom, Pat Mcmanus, Lorraine Crosby, Stuart Emerson, Cherry Lee Mewis, Simon Hanson and Jimi The Piper.

Tracklisting:
1 THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
2 COCAINE
3 I’M LOSING YOU
4 INTENSIVE CARE
5 FORTUNE
6 AMSTERDAM WOMAN
7 OTHER SIDE OF TOWN
8 CHEAP HOTEL
9 COLD, COLD NIGHTS
10 DID YOU EVER WANNA GO HOME
11 KEEPIN’ IT ALL FOR YOU
12 BOTTLE OF WHISKY


100% Pure Frankie Miller will be released on 8th September 2014 through Cargo Records.

 Gallows To Release New Single 'Chains'.

GallowsTuesday 17th June 2014
June 30th will see the welcome return of one of the most notorious and thrilling punk bands to ever be spat out of the UK. Returning with a new single entitled ‘Chains’ (recently show-cased as Zane’s ‘Hottest Record’ on Radio One) and a host of festival and live appearances throughout July, Watford punks Gallows are coiled and sprung and ready to detonate once again.

“It's been a quiet year so far for us all as we've been busy on new adventures and projects but when we got together in February it was shocking how quickly ideas were flowing,” explains guitarist Laurent Barnard.

Inspiration flowed very quickly. The band roared into life and the proof can be clearly heard on ‘Chains’. Released again through the bands own label Venn (in partnership with Play It Again Sam) as a download with exclusive digital bundles and on limited edition coloured 7” vinyl, ‘Chains’ starts slow and soft, lulling the listener into a false sense of security before the band come pounding in and level the place.

“The song ‘Chains’ came together really quickly,” states Laurent. “It started off with one riff and by the end of the day it was recorded. We did it all live too like we were making a garage punk record. My friend Helena who sings in a great band called Dios Mio happened to be in the studio that day so she came in and added some vocals and textures, which brought a very haunting element of the track. It's very different but still very dark which is what Gallows is all about.”

‘Chains’ is yet another step forward for a band who, since their inception in 2005, have never rested on their laurels or stayed still. And Gallows are back again to take it even further.

“The chemistry when writing together has never been better and it's great to finally have a band moving forward together in the same direction. We are working on more material in the summer so keep your eyes out for more Gallows news coming soon.”

Gallows are confirmed to play the following dates this July:

3rd Brighton, UK – The Green Door Store SOLD OUT
4th London, UK – British Summer Time @ Hyde Park
6th Knebworth, UK – Sonisphere
13th Shepton Mallet, UK – NASS Festival
16th Oslo, Norway – Pokalen
17th Bukta, Norway – Tomso Festival Afterparty
19th Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival
20th Guildford, UK – Guilfest
25th Kristiansand, Norway – Makesrik Festival
August
2nd Viveiro, Spain – Resurrection Fest

 Counting Crows Announce UK Tour.

Counting CrowsTuesday 17th June 2014
Counting Crows announced today that they will set out on the European leg of their worldwide Somewhere Under Wonderland tour this Autumn. Known as one of the most dynamic live bands performing today, their European tour will begin with a UK run of dates will start in Birmingham on November 1 and travel through seven UK cities, culminating with a show at London’s Roundhouse – full dates listed below. Support on all dates comes from Lucy Rose.

“Probably the coolest thing about a career like ours is the chance to really see the world. I’ll never forget when we landed in London to start our first European tour, or what it was like to go for a walk in the middle of the night after a show and end up at the Eiffel Tower,” said lead vocalist Adam Duritz. “European tours are magic. I cannot wait.”

The tour will feature songs from the band’s forthcoming studio album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, their first original material in seven years, along with the band’s extensive catalogue of hit songs. Slated for a September release, Somewhere Under Wonderland is Counting Crow’s seventh studio album, and their first original recording since Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings in 2008.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday June 13 priced £40 & £49.50 in London and £34.50 regionally (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) from www.livenation.co.ukand www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Counting Crows will also offer a limited number of VIP experiences for each stop along the tour, with packages available to purchase from VIPNation.eu

For more information, visit countingcrows.com. The entire tour will run through 2015, with more dates to be announced soon.

Counting Crows UK Tour Dates
With support from Lucy Rose

Date City Venue
Nov 1 Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham
Nov 2 Glasgow O2 Academy Glasgow
Nov 4 Newcastle O2 Academy Newcastle
Nov 5 Leeds O2 Academy Leeds
Nov 7 Manchester O2 Apollo Manchester
Nov 8 Leicester De Montfort Hall
Nov 10 London Roundhouse

 Every Time I Die Release New Video.

Every Time I DieTuesday 17th June 2014
Every Time I Die shares their new video "Decayin With The Boys" at Revolver. In this video, Every Time I Die plays a show at an over-the-top house party Click Here. The video is the follow-up to the "Thirst" video that follows two diehard ETID fans trying to get to the party.

On 30th June, the Buffalo, NY hardcore heroes will release their newest album ‘From Parts Unknown’ via Epitaph Records. Fans can catch the Every Time I Die live all summer long on the Vans Warped Tour kicking off on June 13 in Houston, TX.

The album title, From Parts Unknown, refers to the band approaching things in a completely different way this time. With 16 year under their belt, it would have been easy to go into autopilot and do the same thing but that would have been "boring and baseless", according to front man Keith Buckley. With new faith and energy injected into their craft ETID went into the studio with heavyweight Kurt Ballou at his Godcity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. "At a time when a lot of bands are going for a more crowd-friendly sound, we wanted to go in the opposite direction," said Buckley. "Instead of making something that the kids can all sing along to, we wanted to make music that scares them." The band stayed at a notoriously haunted home near the studio where the band was fully aware of the presence of something else. Maybe it was that and the book-obsessed Buckley reading on magic and the occult that inspired the band's most awesomely devastating release.

From Parts Unknown is available for pre-order now at iTunes or the Every Time I Die store. For more information, visit: http://everytimeidie.net

 Klaxons Announce 3D Tour.

KlaxonsTuesday 17th June 2014
As Klaxons prepare to release their third album ‘Love Frequency’ (Akashic Rekords / Sony Red) on Monday 16th June, they are pleased to confirm details of their first full UK tour in support of the new record, you can listen to the album in full via The Guardian NOW.

Kicking off in late October the tour takes in 9 dates across the country including Glasgow’s O2 ABC, Leeds’ Cockpit, Manchester’s Academy 3 and Brighton’s Concorde 2 before culminating at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on November 4th. A band consistently looking to innovate and push boundaries, the tour will be the world’s first 3D printed tour, with all the instruments, lights and production supplied using a 3D printer.

Pre-sale tickets are available from 10:00am, Wednesday June 11th via - ticketmaster.co.uk/Klaxons-tickets/artist/1103763

General sale will open at 10:00am, Friday June 13th, with tickets priced £13.50 regionally and £16.00 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk , www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.gigsandtours.com.

UK TOUR:
25/10 - Waterfront - Norwich
26/10 - Cockpit - Leeds
27/10 - O2 ABC - Glasgow
28/10 - Academy 3 - Manchester
30/10 - Concorde 2 - Brighton
31/10 - Thekla - Bristol
01/11 - O2 Academy 2 - Birmingham
02/11 - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham
04/11 - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire - London

O2 customers can get Priority Tickets to Klaxons UK dates 48 hours before general release from 9am Wednesday 11th June. Text TICKETS to 2020 or visit o2priority.co.uk/tickets

 Taking back Sunday Announce UK Tour Support.

Taking Back SundayFriday 6th June 2014
Taking Back Sunday are excited to announce MARMOZETS as special guests on their upcoming UK & European tour.

With a plethora of sources tipping them as one of the most exciting new bands, MARMOZETS’ fast-escalating profile has been reflected with the exciting news that they’ll head out with Taking Back Sunday on their full UK and European tour this December. Featuring the MacIntyre siblings Becca (vocals), Sam (guitar) and Josh (drums) with the Bottomley brothers Jack (guitar) and Will (bass), MARMOZETS first came to the world’s attention following the explosion of ideas found on their first two EPs ‘Passive Aggressive’ and ‘Vexed’ as well as for their high octane live shows. The band are set to release their eagerly anticipated debut album later this year.

Check out the personal message to fans from enigmatic mic-swinging frontman Adam Lazzara:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apj-OTUzr8Q&feature=youtu.be

Following their hugely successful and sold out US tour, Taking Back Sunday return to the UK for the following shows:

December
7th Portsmouth, Pyramids
8th Bristol, O2 Academy
9th London, Roundhouse
11th Birmingham, Institute
12th Manchester, Ritz
13th Glasgow, O2 ABC
14th Oxford, O2 Academy

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.
General Ticket link: https://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/taking-back-sunday

You can also catch Taking Back Sunday this summer when they headline Merthyr Rocks on August 17th at Cyrarthfa Castle in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

 CJ Wildheart To Release Solo Album.

CJ WildheartFriday 6th June 2014
CJ Wildheart is set to release ‘Mable’, his first solo album in 7 years. Having initially teamed up with Pledgemusic to run a preorder campaign, the album is set for a commercial release through Devilspit Records on 4th August 2014.

“Mable” is basically me working in my home studio throughout summer/winter 2013 writing, demoing and going a little stir crazy. It’s a power pop five knuckle shuffle bunch of songs that combines everything I love about music that’s melody, harmonies and guitars all put together with a quirky rock slant.’

The lead track ‘Down The Drain‘ is a chunky no thrills return to form with catchy lead lines and industrial pounding beats. ‘Next To You’ shifts it up a gear until ‘Vitirol’ hits with a furious infusion of catchy lead lines and pop sensibilities. ‘Come with me’ is a groove laden laid back roller with massive choruses until moving on to the anthemic finale ‘Midlife Crisis’.
Alongside releasing 11 solid new hard rocking catchy pop-laced tracks, CJ is branching out with Chilli Devil Sauces to bring you the first in a line of hot sauces, debuting with ‘Devilspit’ and it’s a bumstinger.

‘My brand new hot sauce made to my own secret recipe. Devilspit is a gourmet, hand made, combination of chilli sauce, BBQ sauce and beer. Three of my favourite things all in one bottle. This one will not be the hottest sauce I bring out, but it’s a good introduction to the line and, trust me, it will hurt a little… say a 7/10 on the heat scale. The sauce is handmade with all natural ingredients and definitely no chilli extract just pure honest heat.’

Tracklisting:
Better Late Than Never
Down The Drain
Next To You
Vitriol
Always Believe Her
Kentucky Fried
D.C
Come With Me
State Of Emergency
Devil
Midlife Crisis

CJ Wildheart will release Mable on Devilspit Records on 4th August 2014.

 Punk Rock Super Group Only Crime Announce UK Shows.

Only CrimeFriday 6th June 2014
Only Crime, featuring punk/hardcore heavyweights Russ Rankin (Good Riddance), Aaron Dalbec (Bane/Converge), Bill Stevenson (Black Flag/Descendents/All), Dan Kelly (The Frisk/Tegan And Sara) and Matt Hoffman (Modern Life Is War), released their new LP, Pursuance (their first since ’07) via Rise last month and will be heading to the UK for Sonisphere Festival and a string of UK dates in July.

The video for single Life Was Fair is available now.

Only Crime is a combination of 5 veterans of the punk/hardcore scene who have pooled their collective experience to create a truly refreshing musical statement. Fusing elements of heavy rock and roll with the furious energy of punk rock from the 1970’s & 80’s, while adopting the creative abandon pioneered by jazz’s seminal protagonists, the band’s sound is heavy without being metal, melodic without sounding pop, and experimental without treading into the arcane realm of art rock. While the members of Only Crime aren't new, their music is like nothing you've heard before.

Only Crime was formed in 2002-2003, and released their first album To The Nines in 2004. After a rigorous touring schedule spanning North America, Europe and Japan, the band spent much of 2005-2006 convening at The Blasting Room Studio for intensive writing/demoing sessions as they began developing material for their second full-length album Virulence. This new album not only picked up where To The Nines left off, it utterly surpassed it. After touring extensively for Virulence, the band experienced a couple of exciting line up changes, focusing the group on distilling their approach even further.

With an energized, new lineup in place, Only Crime spent a substantial amount of time over the next few years at The Blasting Room, painstakingly crafting the next evolution of their sound. With vibrant, fresh material recorded, the band began looking for a label, and, when Portland, Oregon’s Rise Records heard some early mixes, they were excited to have Only Crime join the Rise family.

With their first Rise Records release, Pursuance, the band pushes the limits of rhythmic experimentation and ambitious arrangements, while articulating moody, melodic hooks. Pursuance is the group’s most coalesced, settled material to date, and fans of heavy music will love every song.

Only Crime will be touring the UK/Europe for the first time since 2010 this summer with special guests Astpai. See dates below.

UK shows:
5th July Audio, Glasgow
6th July Sonisphere Festival
7th July O2 Academy, Newcastle (w/ Dropkick Murphys)
8th July The Exchange, Bristol
9th July Sound Control, Manchester

 Sonic Boom Six Need You.

Sonic Boom SixThursday 5th June 2014
Sonic Boom Six has kicked off a PledgeMusic campaign in a quest to raise the funds required to record their fifth studio album, titled ‘Operation Boombox’ to be released on Xtra Mile Recordings early in 2015. SB6 will be heading into the studio with acclaimed producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Young Guns, Lost Alone) this August. Demos of the songs promise a return to ‘big ska, bouncy reggae and bouncing beats’ - a customary Boom change-in-direction from the electro rock of their last album ‘Sonic Boom Six’.

With all sorts of exclusives on offer such as t-shirts, a personal house show, or even Sonic Boom Six frontwoman Laila K getting the Pledger’s name tattooed on her, there are plenty of incentives to get people investing in this PledgeMusic campaign, ranging from a £5 ‘Operation Boombox’ mixtape right through to a £2000 Executive Producer credit. With 5% of any money raised after the goal is reached going to Teenage Cancer Trust and of course a new Sonic Boom Six studio album to look forward to, the campaign reached 35% of its goal within two days.

The band launched their campaign with a live video appeal in the form of a song, which you can see on YouTube Here. ‘The Boom Needs You!’ proved so popular that the band remixed the track and SB6 is offering it as a free download in exchange for an email address, Tweet or Facebook share Here.

You can visit the Sonic Boom Six Pledgemusic.com campaign page Here

 Four Year Strong Premier New Song.

Four Year StrongThursday 5th June 2014
Revered punk-rock four-piece Four Year Strong is preparing to takeover the mainstage at Vans Warped Tour this summer, and in anticipation the band has surprised fans today with a new track called “Tread Lightly” from their upcoming EP, Go Down In History, which is due out on 21st July via Pure Noise Records.

“Tread Lightly” is currently streaming in conjunction with the pre-order for the EP at http://fouryearstrong.merchnow.com/.

Four Year Strong is back! The band which helped define melodic-hardcore over the last decade returns with a new EP that will have fans singing every word and scrambling for the closest mosh pit this summer. If “Tread Lightly” is any indication, the band has upped the ante with Go Down In History. Their signature blend of melodic-hardcore, pop-punk and rock has never sounded better on the five track record. This is just a teaser, prepare for total domination.

Stream “Tread Lightly” and pre-order the EP now at http://fouryearstrong.merchnow.com/ and catch Four Year Strong on the Vans Warped Tour mainstage all summer long.

 Sonisphere And Gibson Team Up.

SonisphereThursday 5th June 2014
Gibson Brands and Sonisphere are looking for two people to join the beating heart of Team Sonisphere and be the GIBSON ‘EXPLORERS’. This is a unique opportunity to go backstage, meet the people who put the show together: the production team, the roadies and the bands, and produce a unique eye-view with unprecedented access to the festival and the bands.

With the support of Team Sonisphere the winners will create video shorts that will be seen by millions of people, showing what life is like behind the inner circle of festival creation. Who knows, it could possibly even pave the way to a glittering new career?

How to enter?
Submit a video (Youtube or any other tube), Vine or an Instagram. It could be a skit, a song, an interview, a funny, an animation, some crayzee editing. Show us what you can do to make great content!

Submissions will be accepted from now until the 28th June on this link:
http://sonisphere.co.uk/gibson/

The Prize:
You will become the official GIBSON ‘EXPLORER’ of Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth 4-6th JULY. This will include an Access All Areas pass for you, and a guest ticket for a friend to attend Sonisphere. Sonisphere will also bolster your reporting gear with £200 worth of kit that is needed to get 4 video reports out about the backstage of the event.

Terms & Conditions
http://sonisphere.co.uk/gibson-explorer-terms-and-conditions/

About Gibson:
Gibson brands is one of the fastest-growing companies in the music and sound industries, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN. Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, and consumer and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences by offering exceptional products with world-recognised brands. Gibson has a portfolio of over 100 well-recognised brand names starting with the number one guitar brand, Gibson. Other brands include: Epiphone, Dobro, Valley Arts, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Slingerland, Maestro, Baldwin, Hamilton, Chickering and Wurlitzer. Audio brands include: KRK Systems, TASCAM, Cakewalk, Cerwin-Vega!, Stanton, Onkyo, Integra, TEAC, TASCAM Professional Software, and Esoteric. All Gibson Brands are dedicated to innovation, prestige and improving the quality of life of our customers.

Check out Gibson Guitars and keep an eye out for the Sonisphere videos here;
https://www.facebook.com/GibsonGuitarUK

 Rise Against Announce New Single And Album.

Rise AgainstWednesday 4th June 2014
In a teaser video posted today on their website, RISE AGAINST announced a July 14th release date for their eagerly anticipated seventh studio album The Black Market on Interscope Records. The first single “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore” will be available for digital download and streaming via digital subscr