Cancer Bats Surprise Release New Album 'The Spark That Moves'.

Cancer BatsMonday 23rd April 2018
Multiple Juno-nominated, Canadian hardcore metal punks, Cancer Bats have just released their sixth studio album, The Spark That Moves, as a surprise worldwide. Choosing to forgo the traditional lead ups and teaser singles, Cancer Bats, with no forewarning, released The Spark That Moves in its entirety on all digital services at 12:01 this morning, with vinyl and CDs ready to ship out to fans the same day.
The album is now available through the band's own record label Bat Skull Records in partnership with New Damage Records in Canada and the US. Purchase or stream the album HERE.

"We were just tired of waiting," said front man Liam Joseph Cormier. "We spent all of 2017 working hard on this album, all while playing shows and talking with our fans, who were constantly asking "when can we hear new music!?". We figured why make anyone wait any longer, let's just drop the entire new album all at once," Cormier enthused. "I know as a fan, I just want to hear everything right away, let me buy the record right now!  We figured, why not release our own music the way we want."On top of releasing all 11 tracks off of their new record, Cancer Bats decided to pull "a bit of a Beyoncé" and have dropped a music video for every song on the album. The videos are premiering now via a variety of media outlets worldwide. Check out each of the videos created below.

01. Gatekeeper – VIDEO – Premiering at www.cancerbats.com
02. Brightest Days – VIDEO – Premiering at Cancer Bats YouTube
03. We Run Free – VIDEO – Premiering at Rock Zone - Spain
04. Space & Time – VIDEO – Premiering at Metal Hammer - Germany
05. Bed of Nails – VIDEO – Premiering at Visions Mag
06. Headwound – VIDEO – Premiering at Exclaim!
07. Fear Will Kill Us All – VIDEO – Premiering at Kerrang!
08. Rattlesnake – VIDEO – Premiering at Pure Grain Audio
09. Can't Sleep – VIDEO – Premiering at Noisey Germany
10. Heads Will Roll – VIDEO – Premiering at Metal Hammer UK
11. Winterpeg – VIDEO – Premiering at Apple Music

The Spark That Moves follows the bands critically successful album Searching for Zero (2015), which landed Cancer Bats their fourth Juno Award nomination for Metal/Hard Music Album. Recorded in Winnipeg, MB, under the watchful eyes and ears of JP Peters (Propagandhi) at his studio Private Ear and mixed by long-time collaborator and award-winning producer Eric Ratz, (producer of Hail Destroyer, Bears Mayors Scraps & Bones and Dead Set On Living), The Spark That Moves is Cancer Bats at its finest. Combining all of the elements from their last 5 releases, the 11 tracks that make up the album blend together the bands most melodic moments with their most aggressive, becoming a savage sprint of hardcore, punk, sludge, and metal that leaves the listener craving more.

Drummer Mike Peters and lead bass player Jaye Schwarzer seamlessly collide together like two wild beasts, while guitarist Scott Middleton blasts his signature layers of squeals and destruction over top. All of this thunderously led by singer Liam Cormier's now fully formed melodic growl as he fires both positive, inspiring lyrics and scorching damnation as displayed on album opener "Gate Keeper".  Without skipping a beat, they fire on track 2, "Brightest Days", shifting back to a classic Bats positive party anthem. The record seamlessly keeps this pace of raw, catchy, anthemic, metal and punk. Halfway through it breathes with the melodic standout "Bed Of Nails", a touch of desert rock they add into the mix before diving back into the chaos that is "Head Wound". This pace continues right until the crushing album closer "Winterpeg", an ode to the very city they recorded in, featuring guest vocals from Chris Hannah of the legendary Winnipeg punk band, Propagandhi.

Cancer Bats are currently on tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed sophomore album Hail Destroyer. The band will play two sold-out shows in Toronto this weekend at Lee's Palace before heading to the UK to play four back-to-back shows at the Underworld in London. For a complete list of shows, please see below.
 
10 Years of Hail Destroyer Tour Dates
04.20.18 – Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace – SOLD OUT
04.21.18 – Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace – SOLD OUT
04.24.18 - London, UK @ Underworld Camden (VERY FEW TICKETS REMAINING)
04.25.18 - London, UK @ Underworld Camden - SOLD OUT
04.26.18 - London, UK @ Underworld Camden - SOLD OUT
04.27.18 - London, UK @ Underworld, Camden - SOLD OUT

 Hollywood Undead Remix 'Whatever It Takes'.

Hollywood UndeadMonday 23rd April 2018
Hollywood Undead unveiled a new version of their hit single, “Whatever It Takes,” featuring notable recording artists Prodigal Sunn, Demrick, and Fudd Rukus. The mixtape edition of the song is available to stream and purchase on digital retailers, and fans can grab a listen and watch the music video HERE. The video was once again directed by Brian Cox, who has been at the helm for other signature Hollywood Undead videos including “California Dreaming” and “Black Cadillac.” The original track appears on the band’s fifth studio album, FIVE, released October 27th, 2017 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG.

“It's such an honor for us as a band to share this song with some extremely talented artists and friends,” says Johnny 3 Tears, Hollywood Undead’s vocalist and bass guitarist. “The song is about doing whatever we have to in order to overcome any circumstance, which is something everyone goes through in life. It's amazing to hear new stories on the same song. What's your story?”

After completing a substantial run of European dates earlier this year, Hollywood Undead are currently back on the road for a tour across North America. After selling out venues in London, Munich, Budapest, Prague, and more, it’s needless to say that the quintet’s atomic live performances are in high demand. To see it for yourself, check out the official live video of “Renegade” from the band’s headline performance at Moscow’s Adrenaline Stadium.
 
Hollywood Undead are confirmed to headline The Pit stage at this year's Reading & Leeds Festival:

24.08 - Leeds Festival
26.08 - Reading Festival

FIVE debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart and has accumulated over 35 million streams, led by standout tracks “California Dreaming,” “Whatever It Takes” and “Bad Moon.” The record threads together a collage of metallic instrumentation, street corner poetry, and industrial haze, and Hollywood Undead’s “penchant for experimentation, as well as a flair for pop craftsmanship, is what sets [the band] apart from some of their contemporaries” (AllMusic).

Listen to FIVE HERE, and stay tuned for more new music from Hollywood Undead.

 Sting And Shaggy Team Up To Release Album.

Sting And ShaggyMonday 23rd April 2018
Sting and Shaggy's new collaborative, island-inspired album, titled 44/876 is out now on Polydor Records.

Sting and Shaggy first came together in the studio to record just one song – the first single Don't Make Me Wait - which debuted at #1 on Billboard's digital reggae single sales chart. The two musicians hit it off creatively and the initial studio session was extended, which resulted in the pair recording an entire album of material which became 44/876 - a tribute to the Caribbean sounds that influence them both. These Jamaican rhythms can be heard in Sting's early work with The Police - 'Every Breath You Take' was written in Jamaica – as well as his solo career, and Shaggy, born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, cut his musical teeth in the dance hall clubs of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Sting and Shaggy will take their collaboration on the road this summer when the two Grammy-award winning artists will embark on a European tour of various historic venues, performing their most celebrated hits as well as songs off their forthcoming new album.

44/876 was recorded in Jamaica and New York with Sting & Shaggy being joined by various musicians and writers including the legendary Robbie Shakespeare of Sly and Robbie, dancehall sensation Aidonia, Branford Marsalis, Morgan Heritage (courtesy of CTBC Music Group), Agent Sasco and Sting's longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller as well as writers Taranchyla, Dwayne "iLL Wayno" Shippy, Shane Hoosong, Machine Gun Funk and Patexx. The sessions were produced in part by Sting International ("Oh, Carolina," "Boombastic" and "It Wasn't Me,") and Executive Produced by Martin Kierszenbaum who has previously written/produced songs for Sting, Madonna and Lady Gaga. Sting International, Robert "Hitmixer" Orton and Tony Lake mixed 44/876.

44/876 will be available in standard, deluxe and super-deluxe on CD, vinyl and digital download.

The track listing for 44/876 is:

  1. 44/876 (ft. Morgan Heritage and Aidonia)
  2. Morning Is Coming
  3. Waiting For The Break Of Day
  4. Gotta Get Back My Baby
  5. Don't Make Me Wait
  6. Just One Lifetime
  7. 22nd Street
  8. Dreaming In The U.S.A.
  9. Crooked Tree
  10. To Love And Be Loved
  11. Sad Trombone
  12. Night Shift
 Pennywise Release New Album 'Never Gonna Die' Today.

PennywiseFriday 20th April 2018
Today, Pennywise release their latest album Never Gonna Die. The legendary punk band's twelfth full-length, Never Gonna Die is the first full album of new songs with singer Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, drummer Byron McMackin, and bassist Randy Bradbury in over a decade.

Listen to Never Gonna Die at Spotify now:
https://open.spotify.com/album/2FFUV5Qe5UzMQhKwoKk8nF

Produced by longtime Pennywise collaborator Cameron Webb (Motörhead, NOFX, Alkaline Trio), Never Gonna Die came to life in the same space where the band penned classic songs with late bassist Jason Thirsk. With their quintessential power to merge the subversive and the celebratory, Pennywise have built the album on fast-paced anthems expertly engineered to inspire radical change, personal empowerment, relentless hijinks, and reckless fast times.

Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles—a neighborhood with a rich punk-rock history—Pennywise began in 1988. The band went on to amass an international following with their relentless touring and a melodic, high-energy sound fusing classic punk, surf punk, and blistering hardcore. Through the years, Pennywise have solidified their place in punk history with iconic songs like "Fuck Authority," "Alien," and "Bro Hymn" (their timeless ode to brotherhood and departed friends).

Pennywise have released 11 albums over the last three decades, including: Pennywise (1991), Unknown Road (1993), About Time (1995), Full Circle (1997), Straight Ahead (1999), Land of the Free? (2001), From the Ashes (2003), The Fuse (2005), Reason to Believe (2008), and Yesterdays (2014). Resolutely working outside the margins of the mainstream, the band has emerged as an enduringly vibrant staple on SoCal radio airwaves and the worldwide festival circuit.

PENNYWISE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

06/22/18
Scheessel, DE
Hurricane Festival
06/24/18
Neuhausen, DE
Southside Festival
06/26/18
Zurich, CH
Dynamo
06/28/18
Madrid, ES
Download Festival
06/29/18
Dornbirn, AT
Punk In Drublic Festival
06/30/18
Würzburg, DE
Misson Ready Festival
07/03/18
Rimini, IT
Summer Beach Arena
07/04/18
Milan, IT
Carroponte
07/06/18
Hünxe, DE
Ruhrpott Rodeo Festival
07/07/18
Zwolle, NL
Hedon
07/08/18
Gierle, BE
Sjock Festival

 Limbs To Release Debut Album.

LimbsFriday 13th April 2018
Post-hardcore quintet LIMBS has shared the title track from their forthcoming debut full-length album Father's Son. Fans can stream the track, which originally premiered on Triple J Radio's short.fast.loud, here:youtu.be/fsPhyWVMJqQ. Father's Son will be released on April 27th, 2018 via UNFD. The record gives listeners a dark and brooding look at a young man's journey out of religion as he comes to terms with both his upbringing and his own actions. For more information or to pre-order the album, please visit:unfd.lnk.to/FathersSon.

On the new single, vocalist Chris Costanza shares: "This is not only the title track, but the first song written for the record. It's gone through numerous changes since it's initial inception, but the core has remained the same. This song was written after coming up with the inital concept for the full length about 3 years ago."

Originally formed in 2013 under a different moniker, LIMBS released their debut album entitled Dead Ends before undergoing a fairly drastic lineup change. After taking eight months for reformation, LIMBS regrouped and released their sophomore release, Admission, in late 2014, to copious amounts of positive feedback. 

The following year LIMBS toured the DIY circuits relentlessly, dropping singles and gaining fans along the way. After a tour with Saosin, the band recorded a three song EP entitled SLEEP, which was mixed by Beau Burchell (Saosin) and mastered by Mike Kalajian, and was eventually re-recorded with Tim McTague (Underoath). 

Flash forward to 2018 and LIMBS have found a new home with UNFD, where they will drop their debut album Father's Son on April 27. A conceptual album following a young man breaking free from his indoctrinated upbringing, the album explores the harm it causes and the strength in reclaiming your own life. 

"It's loosely based off of some of my own personal experiences and feelings," explains frontman Chris Costanza. "It begins with the young man feeling distraught and angry after coming to some realizations about his upbringing and the harm it has done to both himself and others. It slowly turns inward as he reflects on himself and takes personal responsibility for his actions and deals with the aftermath of making such a drastic change in his life."

A brooding and cathartic album Costanza describes as "Norma Jean meets Radiohead," Father's Son came together with help from Tim McTague in the pre-production stages before moving on to record with Beau Burchell – the same team behind SLEEP

As LIMBS – rounded out by Daniel Nelson (drums), Joshua Kowalski (bass), Jordan Hunter (guitar), and Tyler Martin (guitar) – prepare to spend the next five months criss-crossing the highways of America showcasing Father's Son with the likes of Underoath, Veil of Maya, and on the Vans Warped Tour, Costanza reflects on the life lessons expressed within the album. 

"The biggest lesson I've learned is that love comes in many forms. Some people come at love from a religious standpoint, others from a spiritual standpoint, some from a more pragmatic place. But the most important thing I've realized is that (at least to me) it shouldn't matter where that love comes from. Seeing love in so many forms and from so many different viewpoints has been extremely eye opening for me and helped me broaden my view of love and how it's given/received. I think that's something I'll never stop learning."

Father's Son Tracklisting:
1. Fed
2. Father's Son
3. Abba
4. Black Thumb
5. Twelve Stones
6. Weep
7. Homestead
8. Sacrament
9. Crossed
10. Tangled Hands
11. Blister

 Dead Letter Circus Release New Single 'The Armour You Own'.

Dead Letter CircusFriday 20th April 2018
DEAD LETTER CIRCUS have released a brand new single and video in the form of 'The Armour You Own', which has been met with a rapturous response from both fans and critics.

The video was shot in Melbourne, Australia by local cinematographer Edward Goldner, who's worked with artists like Kimbra, Karnivool and Guy Pearce.

You can watch the video for 'The Armour You Own' here: https://youtu.be/-rGB9q8yv1Y

If the personal really is political, then DEAD LETTER CIRCUS's self-titled album - their fourth full-length of all-new, original material - may well be the band's most political statement to date. For a group that has, on previous records, taken a strong ethical stance on issues such as fracking, "Dead Letter Circus" strikes at the heart of what makes humans tick, and the insecurities and psychological foibles that can make us all so fragile. 

"When it comes to lyrics, I've generally always presented the evolved version of myself that has learned the lesson the song was written about," muses frontman Kim Benzie of the LP's overarching lyrical themes. "I guess this album kind of completes the picture by revealing the mental state those lesson often begin from. I never intentionally set out to write with a message in mind - I just let it happen, and this one came out super raw and personal." 

"Dead Letter Circus" repeats the previous winning production combination of Forrester Savell (Karnivool) and Matt Bartlem (Jarryd James, Matt Corby), the team that helped "Aesthesis" which debuted at #2 on the ARIA Charts - a feat also achieved by 2013's "The Catalyst Fire". DEAD LETTER CIRCUS worked with the duo over a six-week period at Studio Circuit in the Gold Coast, arriving at the most organic album of their career, light on digital programming but riddled with giant hooks and the quintet's trademark combination of ethereal atmospherics and towering riffs. 

This self-titled album owes a debut of gratitude to the band's past, but has it's sights set firmly on the future. It's the sound of a group united in a common cause.

"This album was a huge confirmation of the brotherhood within the band," agrees Benzie. "It felt like we reached a point of a collective mind state, where we were creating music that was only possible because of the brotherhood within the group. It felt like we'd arrived. A self-titled album felt like the perfect way to mark this moment in our journey to ourselves."

 State Champs Announce New Album 'Living Proof'.

State ChampsFriday 20th April 2018
Pop punk heroes State Champs announced their new record Living Proof today which will be released on June 15, 2018 on Pure Noise Records. Pre-order is currently available for the upcoming album via the label's site. Additionally, State Champs released a new track "Dead And Gone" and an accompanying video directed by Chris Fleck Hernandez today, which can be seen here

Over the past decade, Albany, New York's State Champs have become a major player in the world of pop-punk, helping define the shape of the genre for a new generation of fans. And on June 15, Living Proof will push pop-punk forward. 

Formed in 2010 by vocalist Derek DiScanio and guitarist Tyler Szalkowski, the pair began laying the foundation of State Champs in garages and basements throughout their hometown. The band's lineup would shift a bit, but DiScanio and Szalkowski were always at the helm, crafting the band's 2013 debut, The Finer Things, along with guitarist Tony "Rival" Diaz and drummer Evan Ambrosio. They'd add bassist Ryan Scott Graham the following year and, in 2015, they'd release Around The World And Back, a record that elevated State Champs to a frontrunner in the genre. 

The band's third album, Living Proof, will be released June 15 on Pure Noise Records, and it's the most ambitious and cohesive work in the band's catalog. "It was like, let's take as many swings at it, try as many new things and experiment, until we get to the point where we could start searching through it all and then find the album," says DiScanio of the writing process. After touring for Around The World And Back wrapped, the band returned to Albany, headed back into the garage, and started writing songs for what would become the framework for Living Proof. Getting back to their roots paid dividends, as the band had a new batch of songs ready, and once they linked up with the album's producers, they wrote even more. 

Living Proof was recorded in two different sessions with different teams assisting the band. The first session saw John Feldmann producing, who brought his knack for writing hit records—which he's done for bands like Blink-182 and Good Charlotte—into the fold. But State Champs wouldn't let their old-school roots die, teaming up with Mike Green and Kyle Black, the pair that shepherded Around The World And Back across the finish line. "If there was only one chance we had at beating the sound of Around The World And Back, we still had to have them involved," saud DiScanio. With the recording process split in two, it allowed State Champs to write and record more songs than ever before, culling it down to the most potent batch possible. "At the end of the writing and recording process, we had 19 or 20 songs. We looked at each other like, 'Holy shit. What the hell? This has never happened before,'" he said. .

Not only that, State Champs collaborated with some of pop-punk's heaviest hitters, as the band co-wrote songs with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low and Mark Hoppus from Blink-182. Though State Champs had no intention of working with Hoppus, the punk legend stopped by Feldmann's studio while the band was recording and quickly took a liking to them Before long, Hoppus was helping the band write a pair of songs, working with DiScanio on the lyrics, and then jumping in the vocal booth to lay down some parts of his own. "We had no idea he was even coming in," said DiScanio, "Then the next day, me and Mark Hoppus are just sitting out by John Feldmann's pool writing lyrics from scratch. And that ultimately ended up being 'Dead And Gone,' which is the first single on the record."

This chance encounter speaks to what's at the heart of Living Proof, and that's DiScanio's embrace of the things you can't prepare for. "Living Proof has a lot to do with independence, and finding the independence within you, embracing the mixed emotions that fall in your lap a lot of the time," said DiScanio, noting that the album's title is taken from the song "Cut Through The Static," where he proclaims, "Let's cut through the static and be the living proof." On an album full of go-for-broke moments, State Champs pushed themselves to new heights without ever forgetting where they came from. 
"There are songs on this album about everything," he said, "There's break-ups, and flings, love, loss, all of that. I've seen a little bit of everything through this writing process." Living Proof is a record about coming out the other side those experiences, both triumphant and humbled. That growth as palpable, as State Champs made a record that's like nothing they've done before, but is still an an album that only they could ever make. 

State Champs Living Proof Track List:
01. Criminal
02. Frozen
03. Crystal Ball
04. Dead and Gone
05. Lightning
06. Our Time To Go
07. Safehaven
08. Something About You
09. The Fix Up
10. Cut Through The Static
11. Mine Is Gold
12. Time Machine
13. Sidelines

 PAlm Reader Announce UK Tour.

Palm ReaderFriday 20th April 2018
Palm Reader are excited to share their dark, dreamlike new video for 'Inertia' (feat. Matt Reynolds from Haggard Cat) taken from their highly anticipatedand critically acclaimed third studio album, 'Braille' out now via hotly tipped UK independent label Silent Cult Records.
Watch 'Inertia' Here

'Braille' was recorded and produced by Lewis Johns (Bastions, Rolo Tomassi, Gnarwolves, Muncie Girls) at The Ranch, Southampton. 'Braille 'is a highly refined, and marked evolution of Palm Reader's sonic identity, and sees the band eclipse their previous works. Palm Reader have doctorates in mathematical time signatures, gargantuan riffs and rail-rattling brutality, but their third offering transcends these preconceptions with fathoms of oceanic atmosphere, Intellect, and melodies awash with all the beauty and power of a tsunami.

Formed from the same Surrey scene that brought the world Employed To Serve, Woking's Palm Reader have spent the last seven years honing their craft everywhere from the dingiest toilet venues in Britain to the biggest festival stages in Europe, continuingly improving both as a live band and as songwriters as they have crept stealth-like to the upper echelons of the United Kingdom's most respected underground acts.

Since their birth in 2011 the band quickly got to work melding their various influences into their earliest compositions, their debut 4 track EP released later that year took the raw punk of Gallows, the technical, complex time signatures of The Dillinger Escape Plan and the seething atmospheric approach of Cult Of Luna. It impressed enough of their peers and contemporaries that Palm Reader were soon embarking on shows up and down the country with the likes of Brotherhood Of The Lake, Bastions, Let's Talk Daggers, The Catharsis and many other of the hugely impressive raft of new bands populating the UK underground at that moment.

Be sure to catch Palm Reader at one of the following dates:

July
24th London, Thousand Island
25th Bristol, Exchange
26th Manchester, Rebellion
27th Glasgow, Garage Attic
29th Birmingham, Asylum 2
August
8th Belfast, Voodoo
9th Dublin, Fibber
10th Cork, The Poor Relation
11th  Galway, Roisin Dubh

 Skindred Release Video For New Single 'That's My Jam'.

SkindredFriday 20th April 2018
Skindred Release Music Video for New Single 'That's My Jam' and Pre-order Link for new album goes live!
 

 We really wanted to write a song that would become a new Skindred Anthem. Something that would played in Rock clubs and get people onto the Dancefloor. Musically heavy, but having a massive pop sensibility at the same time. Stylistically it's something we have always done on all our records, but it's really hard to get the balance just right.  The music video was so much fun to shoot. Running around London getting as much footage as possible with a dancing Cat! Trying not to get arrested while shooting! You then add the bad guy from Eastenders into the mix and you've got a fun video! - Says Drummer Arya Goggin

New Album 'Big Tings' is out 27th April 2018

Roaring and pounding, the follow-up to 2015`s Volume is a magnificent beast churning out heavy, distortion-laden riff punches melting into vocalist Benji Webbe`s frenzied rapping. Explosive metal and punk material rubs shoulders with smooth melodies – and of course Skindred wouldn`t leave us on the dancefloor without a hefty helping of their trademark Godzilla-esquely huge choruses.
 
Big songs, big sound, big tings!

Make sure to go see SKINDRED live at their 'Start the Machine Tour' all over the UK in April with special guests CKY and Danko Jones!

 
SKINDRED
/w CKY, Danko Jones
19.04.18 UK - Norwich / UEA
20.04.18 UK - Southampton / 02 Guildhall
21.04.18 UK - Nottingham / Rock City
22.04.18 Uk - Manchester / Academy
24.04.18 UK - Glasgow / 02 ABC
25.04.18 UK - Bristol / 02 Academy
27.04.18 UK - Leeds / 02 Academy
28.04.18 UK - London / 02 Academy, Brixton
29.04.18 UK - Birmingam / 02 Institute
More dates to be announced soon!
 

Release Video for New Single 
'That's My Jam'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GkkR6-er4c&feature=youtu.be

Pre-Order Link for New Album Now Available 
'Big Tings'
 http://radi.al/BigTings

 Download Festival Goes Greener.

Download FestivalFriday 20th April 2018
Download Festival, the world's premier rock event has announced major improvement plans for this year's festival, pushing to make it the most accessible and greenest Download ever. Viewing platforms across all stages and British Sign Language interpreters lead the way for accessibility improvements to better meet the needs of Download fans, and after receiving a 4-star Creative Green Certification from Julie's Bicycle, Download continues to raise the bar with its commitment to environmental protection with the introduction of its first ever Eco Campsite. Download Festival takes place on 8 - 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at  downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

Festival Republic's Melvin Benn says:
"Download Festival is built upon an ethos of inclusivity and it's incredibly important to us that as many people as possible are able to enjoy the festival to the fullest. The appointment of accessibility ambassadors has provided us with invaluable feedback so that we're able to implement practical improvements to site the that we hope will dramatically improve the experience for all. Being awarded a 4 out of 5 star Creative Green Certification is a huge milestone for Download Festival, and in this current climate I can't help but feel proud of what we are doing to protect the environment including the introduction of Greenpeace's Eco Campsite."

Access viewing platforms will now be available at all stages across the festival as well as in The DogHouse, Download's resident party stop located in the Village, meaning great accessible vantage points for the fans' favourite bands whether they're on The Dogtooth Stage or Main Stage. Download Festival is incredibly proud to welcome British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters for the first time on the Main and Zippo Encore Stage platforms, provided by Performance Interpreting, a unique company providing deaf performers to the music and entertainment industry. Castle Donington Volunteer Centre will return to Download for the fifth year, to provide an almost 24-hour free shuttle service between the campsite and Village, along with Campsite and Public Transport Hub for Access customers. This year will see a 50% increase in the shuttle bus vehicles due to significant demand in 2017.

Marie Pascall, Director of Performance Interpreting says:
"Performance Interpreting are proud to be providing the first ever BSL Access Team at this year's Download Festival. We will be providing a team of 8 qualified interpreters over the 3-day event, including deaf and hearing coordinators to ensure Deaf rock fans have an unforgettable experience. Rock music can be extremely challenging to interpret, embodying the energy, power and raw emotion of these almighty rock legends is an ambitious achievement. Bring it on!"

Continued improvements are being implemented at the Access Campsite. Those camping in the accessible campsite will now be able to drive right up to their pitch to drop off their equipment, where a team of ready and willing helpers are on hand to unload customers' cars. A wheelchair charging tent with 50 charging points will be available for the first time, and the possibility of adding extra, and there will even be a 50% increase in the number of toilets in the Access Campsite as well as the check-in facility doubling in size to help make the process as comfortable, smooth and efficient as possible.

Laura Mina, Festival Republic's Senior Access Coordinator comments:
"We're continuously improving accessibility for our customers, and we're predicting a 31% increase in Access arrivals at Download Festival following changes we implemented last year, an increase from 1450 to over 2000. We work tirelessly to ensure we deliver the best possible experience for our Access customers and this year is no exception."

Download Festival is dedicated to improving its understanding, commitment and improvement towards environmental sustainability, and since 2016 Download has participated in the Creative Green Certification which is an external assessment by Julie's Bicycle, a charity who support the creative industries to act on climate change. Download achieved an incredible four out of five stars due to last year's environmental ethics, and welcomes everyone to read full report is available to read online. 

Last year at Download there was a decrease in overall carbon footprint by 96 tonnes of CO2e compared to 2016, and for 2018 we have introduced carbon balancing by adding £1 to the cost of all parking passes which will be donated to the charity Energy Revolution, who invest in renewable energy projects. This is on top of current travel initiatives with Big Green Coach, Liftshare and shuttle buses to encourage the reduction of traffic coming to the site.

In 2017, overall waste decreased by 61% compared to the year previous. Download Festival introduced reusable cups last year where half a million single use cups were saved, and the Deposit Return System has seen an amazing 100,000 bottles collected and recycled since 2016. There has even been an increase of campsite recycling points, and food traders are not allowed to use single use plastic cutlery or food containers to ensure 2018 is the most environmentally friendly yet. Did we mention plastic straws have been banned since 2016 too?

Following this, and new for 2018, Greenpeace are hosting a brand-new campsite called Eco Camp in a beautiful part of the Donington Estate, which is home to ancient oak trees and native wildlife, and can host up to 3000 fans who value spending time in the great outdoors just as much as listening to their favourite bands. Staying in the campsite is available at no extra cost for fans who have purchased a valid weekend camping ticket, but they must pre-register in advance and sign up to the set of eco-principles which include respecting the natural environment and fellow campers, being responsible for their rubbish and taking camping equipment home. During the festival Greenpeace will nurture a community of like-minded people to get inspiration about how to live in a positive way and only their experiences and memories will remain.

Victoria Chapman, Sustainability Coordinator at Festival Republic says:
"Download fans have been shown to be extremely environmental conscious and I am delighted that this has been reflected in the achievement of a 4 out of 5 star award, in only the second year of undertaking Creative Green Certification."

Download Festival introduced the Dog Blog last year, to directly communicate with fans and gather feedback. This blog has been active on the website since the start of the year, allowing customers to email in questions or suggestions, and so far over 300 people have emailed with suggestions that have been taken into consideration for this year's festival. The Dog Blog is still active and is available to read here.

Download are also proud to officially introduce brand new bookers Kamran Haq and Sean Ryman to the family. Both joined last year and work alongside Andy Copping, keeping ears firmly to the ground, handpicking the most exciting emerging talent around the world and bringing them to the stage.
DOWNLOAD LINE UP

Avenged Sevenfold / Guns N' Roses / Ozzy Osbourne
A / Alexisonfire / All Them Witches / Anchor Lane /  Andrew W.K / Asking Alexandria / Avatar / BABYMETAL / Bad Cop/Bad Cop / Bad Religion / Baroness / Being As An Ocean / Black Foxxes /  Black Stone Cherry / Black Veil Brides / Blessthefall / Body Count Ft. Ice T / Boston Manor / Bullet For My Valentine / Bury Tomorrow / Cancer Bats / Cellar Darling /  CKY/  Corrosion Of Conformity / Cradle Of Filth / Culture Abuse / Dead Cross / DED / Blooms / DragonForce / Dream State / Emmure / Employed To Serve / Gold Key / Greta Van Fleet / Hatebreed / Helpless / Higher Power / Igorrr /  In This Moment / Inglorious / Jamie Lenman / Jonathan Davis / Kaiser Franz / Knocked Loose / Koyo / Kreator / L7 / Lawnmower Deth / Less Than Jake / Loath / Malevolence / Marilyn Manson / Marmozets / Mayday Parade / Meshuggah / Milk Teeth / Miss May I / Monster Truck / Myke Gray / Myrkur / Neck Deep / No Hot Ashes / Parkway Drive / Plini / Powerflo / Puppy / Rise Against / Rolo Tomassi / Savage Messiah / Shinedown / SHVPES / Sleep Token / Starcrawler / Stick To Your Guns / Stray From The Path / Sun Arcana / TesseracT / The Bottom Line / The Bronx / The Faim / The Hives / The Hyena Kill / The Maine / The Pink Slips / The Struts / The Temperance Movement / Thrice / Thunder / Thy Art Is Murder / Tigress / Turbonegro / Volbeat / Von Hertzen Brothers / Wayward Sons / Whiskey Myers / Woes / WSTR / You Me At Six / Zeal & Ardor

 Tremonti Release New Video.

TremontiFriday 20th April 2018
Tremonti, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars/backing vocals, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, have released the first official music video for their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, set for release worldwidevia Napalm Records on June 8. “Take You With Me,” the second song released from the album, is now available on all streaming services. The music video for the song was directed by John Deeb and can be seen at: https://youtu.be/BYwrSAZzXEc

“Take You With Me” follows a lyric video for the title track that was released at the beginning of April. The album, A Dying Machine, is available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/ADyingMachine in various physical configurations as well as digitally. Fans that pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of new songs “Take You With Me” and “A Dying Machine” as well as 2 future tracks that will be released before the June 8th street date. The new single is also available on all streaming services including Apple Music and Spotify.

A Dying Machineis the first concept album of Tremonti’s career. The music is inspired by a story that came to Mark while on the last Alter Bridge tour. During that time, the epic title track “A Dying Machine” was born. The story, which is being turned into a full-length work of fiction authored by Mark Tremonti and John Shirley, takes place at the turn of the next century where humans and fabricated beings called “vessels” are trying to co-exist. Tremonti and Shirley are working on finishing the novel to release alongside the record. 

The track listing for A Dying Machineis:

  1. Bringer Of War
  2. From The Sky
  3. A Dying Machine
  4. Trust
  5. Throw Them To The Lions
  6. Make It Hurt
  7. Traipse
  8. The First The Last
  9. A Lot Like Sin
  10. The Day When Legions Burned
  11. As The Silence Becomes Me
  12. Take You With Me
  13. Desolation
  14. Found


Tremontiwill be hitting the road in support of A Dying Machine. Following US dates in May, the band heads to Europe mid-June for seven weeks of touring that includes dates as direct support for Iron Maiden alongside headline shows and European festivals. Full tour info and ticket links can be found at www.marktremonti.com.

UK dates
Thu 28th Jun - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 29th Jun - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 30th Jun - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Mon 2nd Jul - BELFAST Limelight
Tue 3rd Jul - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 5th Jul - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids
 Biffy Clyro Announce MTV Unplugged Album And Show.

Biffy ClyroFriday 13th April 2018
Although their live shows are best known for their electrifying and explosive energy, Biffy Clyro have often demonstrated that their songs possess an added poignancy when stripped back to their essence. Now the band can announce details of their first acoustic album, 'MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London' on May 25th.

Recorded at London's famous Roundhouse venue on November 8th last year, the set represented the UK relaunch of the iconic MTV Unplugged series. Biffy Clyro follow in the footsteps of influential rock bands who had previously performed as part of the series, notably Nirvana, Oasis, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and George Michael.

MTV will broadcast a global premiere of the Roundhouse performance on May 25th. Biffy Clyro 'MTV Unplugged' will premiere in the UK on Friday May 25th at 9pm on MTV and at 10pm on MTV Music.

The set is rich with favourites from the Biffy catalogue. 'Machines' is already long established as a highlight of the band's live shows as Simon Neil performs accompanied by a single acoustic guitar, while the likes of 'Many of Horror', 'Re-arrange' and 'Medicine' are all natural fits for an Unplugged performance. Yet the band also flourish with stripped-back performances of songs that were more aggressive and dramatic in their original form, such as 'The Captain', 'Black Chandelier' and 'Bubbles'.

p;The album also presents some special treats for Biffy fans. A stunning take on the Beach Boys' classic 'God Only Knows' is an undoubted highlight, while a brand new original song is also included in the shape of 'Different Kind of Love'.

'MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London' will be released on digital, CD, CD/DVD and a special vinyl/CD/DVD boxset. Pre-orders are now available from http://mtvunplugged.biffyclyro.com/, with the new Unplugged version of 'Many of Horror' provided as an instant download.

Everyone who pre-orders the album from the official Biffy Clyro store will subsequently receive a pre-sale code for the band's MTV Unplugged tour which commences in September.

The MTV Unplugged tour presents a chance for a wider audience to see Biffy Clyro play a rare full-length acoustic set in magnificent surroundings. Tickets for the dates, listed below, go on general sale from May 11th.

September
15th – Dublin, The Helix
16th – Belfast, Waterfront
18th – Cardiff, St. David's Hall
19th – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
21st – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
22nd – Manchester, Manchester Opera House
24th – London, Royal Albert Hall

In addition, the tour will also visit France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

The 'MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London' tracklisting is:

1.     'The Captain'
2.     'Biblical'
3.     'Re-arrange'
4.     'Drop It'
5.     'Black Chandelier'
6.     'Folding Stars'
7.     'Different Kind Of Love'
8.     'Mountains'
9.     'God Only Knows'
10.  'Opposite'
11.  'Small Wishes'
12.  'Bubbles'
13.  'Medicine'
14.  'Many of Horror'
15.  'Machines'

Tickets for Biffy Clyro go on-sale to the general public on Friday 11 May 2018 at 9am at www.livenation.co.uk/

 Thrice Announce One Off UK Headline Show.

ThriceFriday 13th April 2018
Thrice will return to London this June for a one off headline show at the Electric Ballroom on 9th June, ahead of their performance at Download festival that weekend.

"We can't wait to kick off our summer UK/EUR tour with an intimate show in London, a place that has truly turned into a home away from home for us." says Drummer Riley Breckenridge.

Saturday 9th June- Electric Ballroom, London
Tickets on sale now Livenation.co.uk / Ticketmaster.co.uk

Sunday 10th June, Download Festival, Donnington

Thrice are currently in the studio recording their tenth album, which follows the critically acclaimed 2016 release, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere.

 Bury Tomorrow Announce Fifth album 'Black Flame'.

Bury TomorrowFriday 13th April 2018
Bury Tomorrow have today announced the release of their fifth album (and first for Music For Nations / Sony Music), 'Black Flame', on July 13th. The band, who have this week been inviting fans to 'Claim Their Flame' via http://www.bury-tomorrow.com, have also just released the album's title track as the first single, complete with an accompanying music video at: http://www.smarturl.it/blackflamevideo

By whatever measure you care to use, Bury Tomorrow are among modern British metal's upper echelon.
Long since established as one of the UK's most successful heavy exports, the Hampshire quintet have performed on main stages at virtually every major European festival you care to name, racked up millions of YouTube views, scored two top 40 UK albums and sold tens of thousands of tickets to their incendiary live shows in the process. Shows which combine a passion, precision and uncompromising aggression that has become both a trademark and a badge of honour.

That they have achieved all of this, and much more besides, not by following trends or jumping from bandwagon to bandwagon, but by sharpening to a diamond-cut point their brand of punishing, yet effortlessly melodic heaviness, speaks of a character that few bands of any genre could hope to match.

Indeed, it is this character, this unwavering spirit, that has earned them one of the most rabidly dedicated, dye-in-the-wool fanbases in the whole of rock music. A fanbase which has seen the band grow steadily across four pulverising records of unerring quality and ever-expanding ambition.

But something is about to change for Bury Tomorrow – the embers of steady growth are about to ignite into something much, much larger. The band pouring petrol on the blaze and starting an out and out inferno. 'Black Flame' is here, and it's a record, and a movement, that's going to spread like wildfire.

'Black Flame'
TRACKLISTING:

1) No Less Violent
2) Adrenaline
3) Black Flame
4) My Revenge
5) More Than Mortal
6) Knife Of Gold
7) The Age
8) Stormbringer
9) Overcast
10) Peacekeeper

Pre-orders are available now at: 
www.smarturl.it/BT_BlackFlame  

Forthcoming live shows:
APRIL
20 - Impericon Festival, Vienna, Austria
21 – Impericon Festival, Oberhausen, Denmark
23 – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
25 – Fangelset, Gothenburg, Sweden
27 – Orange House, Kiel, Germany
28 – Impericon Festival, Leipzig, Germany
JUNE
1/2 – Rock am Ring / Rock Am Park
5 – Volxshaus Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria
6 – In Fest, Milan, Italy
7 – Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, Switzerland
9 – Download Festival, Donnington, England
15 – Download Fesitval, Paris, France
16 – Bas Bett, Frankfurt, Germany
17 – Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic
18 – Hydrozagadka, Warsaw, Poland
19 – Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
21 – Graspop Metal, Dessel, Belgium
24 – Keller Klub, Stuttgart, Germany
26 – Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
27 – Musikcentrum, Hannover, Germany
29 – Jera On Air, Ysselsteijn, Netherlands
30 – Vainstream Rockfest, Munster, Germany

 Ghost To Release New Album On The 1st June.

GhostFriday 13th April 2018
Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost today announced their fourth sacred psalm Prequelle (pronounced prē-KWELL) will be released on June 1, 2018 via Spinefarm/Loma Vista Recordings. Prequelle is available for pre-order starting today HERE. Limited edition bundles including 8-Tracks, Casettes and more are available exclusively in the Ghost shop HERE.

Fans have come along for the ride for years, not knowing for certain who was behind the anonymous band... that is, until Tobias Forge recently revealed himself as the man behind Ghost. Each album is more like a film release than a record release. In addition to serving as director, Forge conceives the role of every character, and oversees everything from the screenplay to video to wardrobe design to artwork to cinematography to soundtrack.

In an interesting twist in Ghost's saga, Cardinal Copia has been appointed to take over vocal duties for the forthcoming psalm. Meet him HERE. Lyrically, Prequelle delves into the plague, the apocalypse, and dark ages. The entire body of work is also a snapshot of the world in which we live in on a daily basis, brought to life through an emotive, enlightening, and riveting body of songs.

Ghost today also shared Prequelle's lead single "Rats" with an accompanying music video directed by Roboshobo. Watch the video HERE. "Rats" is available to stream and download now via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play. Fans who pre-order Prequelle will receive an instant download of the track.

"Rats" music video - http://found.ee/Ghost_RatsVevo

Prequelle follows Ghost's third studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, which elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for 'Best Metal Performance'. In The US, Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart, selling over half a million copies globally. The band made their US network television debut performing the album's lead single "Cirice" on CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock Radio chart topper with "Square Hammer".

Next month, Ghost will embark on a US tour that will kick off on May 5, 2018 in Riverside, CA, and visit US Cities throughout the Spring. Tickets for the Rats On The Road Tour are available now HERE. A complete list of upcoming live dates can be found below.

Prequelle Tracklisting
1. Ashes
2. Rats
3. Faith
4. See the Light
5. Miasma
6. Dance Macabre
7. Pro Memoria
8. Witch Image
9. Helvetesfonster
10. Life Eternal

Ghost US Tour Dates
May 05, 2018 -  Riverside, CA - RMA
May 06, 2018 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Music Hall
May 08, 2018 - Houston, TX - Revention
May 10, 2018 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli
May 11, 2018 - Cincinnati, OH - The Taft Theatre
May 12, 2018 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
May 13, 2018 - Columbus, OH - Express Live
May 15, 2018 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
May 16, 2018 - Syracuse, NY - Crouse Hinds Theater
May 18, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
May 19, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA - WMMR BBQ
May 20, 2018 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
May 22, 2018 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 23, 2018 - Nashville, TN - Tennessee PAC
May 25, 2018 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
May 26, 2018 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
May 27, 2018 - Memphis, TN - Cannon Center
May 29, 2018 - Ft. Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theater
May 31, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
June 01, 2018 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theater

 In Hearts Wake To Release Deluxe Version Of 'Ark'.

In Hearts WakeFriday 13th April 2018
In Hearts Wake have announced the release of a collector's edition of 'Ark', featuring the original ARIA #3 album in all its instrumental glory, as well as re-imagined versions and guest vocals from Thy Art Is Murder frontman CJ McMahon and Dream State frontwoman CJ Gilpin.
Ark Deluxe is available for preorder here.
 In Hearts Wake - Ark Deluxe is out June 8 via UNFD

DISC 1

1. Ark     
2. Passage         
3. Nomad
4. Frequency       
5. Warcry
6. Waterborne       
7. Arrow   
8. Flow   
9. Overthrow       
10. Elemental         
11. Totality
12. Now     
13.  Arrow (feat. CJ Gilpin)   
14. Frequency (Reimagined)
15. Waterborne (Reimagined)           
16. Adrift (Outro)   
17. Elemental (feat. CJ McMahon) 
DISC 2
1. Ark (Instrumental)
2. Passage (Instrumental)
3. Nomad (Instrumental)
4. Frequency (Instrumental)
5. Warcry (Instrumental)
6. Waterborne (Instrumental)
7. Arrow (Instrumental)
8. Flow (Instrumental)
9. Overthrow (Instrumental)
10. Elemental (Instrumental)
11. Totality (Instrumental)
12. Now (Instrumental)

 Hawthorne Heights Release Video For 'Starlighter'.

Hawthorne HeightsFriday 13th April 2018
Hawthorne Heights have premiered new track 'Starlighter (Echo, Utah)' on Rock Sound.
The track is taken from upcoming new album Bad Frequencies, the band's first full-length album since 2013 and first release on Pure Noise Records.

Bad Frequencies
 will be released on the 27th April.   You can pre-order the album ahead of its release here

You can listen to 'Starlighter (Echo, Utah)' here
The album was produced by Hawthorne Heights along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio), and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy Winner, NOFX, Social Distortion). The band previously worked with Ingram on the Hurt EP as well as Webb for "Push Me Away" which was released last summer ahead of their full run on the Vans Warped Tour.

Bad Frequencies Track Listing:
In Gloom
Pink Hearts
Crimson Sand
The Perfect Way To Fall Apart
Just Another Ghost
Bad Frequencies
Skylark
Edge Of Town
Starlighter (Echo, Utah)
Push Me Away
The Suicide Mile
Straight Down The Line
Pills

Hawthorne Heights is composed of JT Woodruff (Vocals, Guitar), Mark McMillon (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Ridenour (Bass, Backing Vocals), Chris Popadak (Drums). The band has remained dedicated to their fans and has maintained a hard-working DIY mentality over the course of their 14-year career while delivering monumental albums like The Silence in Black And White and If Only You Were Lonely.

On signing with Pure Noise Records, the band shares, "We had been doing it ourselves for a few years, and while we love having all that freedom, we really thought that this was a great album to dive back into the label atmosphere. We've followed Pure Noise for years, and have always been impressed with how they release records, and the bands they choose to sign. We really believe that Bad Frequencies is one of the best things that we've created as Hawthorne Heights, so we wanted to give it every possible chance at success. After a few conversations with Jake, we knew everything would come together quickly, and that it would be a fun project for both the band and label."

 Mayday PArade Sign To Rise Records.

Mayday ParadeFriday 13th April 2018
RISE Records has signed Tallahassee, Florida-based rock band Mayday Parade. The band will be playing this years Download Festival 8th - 10th June in the UK as well as headlining this year's final Warped Tour, which kicks off June 21st in Pomona, CA and gearing up for the release of much-anticipated new album.

"We are very happy to be teamed up with Rise Records for the release of our 6th full length album," says Mayday Parade lead singer Derek Sanders. "Rise has done a fantastic job with their projects and it's clear that they are passionate about the music they help put out into the world. We appreciate the fact that they believe in our band still after all these years and we are so excited for everyone to hear what we've been working on. Thank you all!"

You can watch the bands video announcement of signing to Rise Records 
here

Over the course of the last 10 years, Mayday Parade (rounded out by bassist/vocalist Jeremy Lenzo, guitarist Alex Garcia, guitarist Brooks Betts and drummer/vocalist Jake Bundrick) has sold more than a million albums. Four of their releases have sold over 100,000 units each, with their most successful album (2007's A Lesson In Romantics) selling more than a half-million copies.  They have 60+ videos on YouTube with over 1 million views, and their songs have amassed over 350 million streams in the US alone.

 Trivium Release Video For 'Endless Night' Ahead Of UK Tour.

TriviumTuesday 10th April 2018
US headbangers Trivium have released the video for "Endless Night", taken from their latest, critically acclaimed eighth album THE SIN AND THE SENTENCE, out now via Roadrunner Records.

Watch the performance-driven, visually-charged video, which was shot in Orlando by director John Deeb and produced by Deeb Studios, here (https://youtu.be/y2xUzj0JwJ8).

A special Trivium-only front cover edition of Metal Hammer magazine recently sold out the same day it was launched. Frontman Matt Heafy features on Metal Hammer's 'The Sin And The Sentence' tour edition front cover, currently available, and bassist Paolo Gregoletto is the front cover star for Bass Guitar magazine this month.  In other Trivium news, the band is nominated for "Best International Band" at the 2018 Metal Hammer Golden God Awards.  Cast your vote at: http://2018.goldengods.teamrock.com/vote/best-international.

The foursome, currently on the road in Europe, hit the UK from April 16 for a headlining tour, bringing special guests Code Orange, plus Power Trip and Venom Prison to round out the bill. Soon after, the band traverse the USA with old friends Bullet for My Valentine as well as appearing at a slew of festivals. 

UK DATES:  
Mon 16th Apr - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Tue 17th Apr - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Thu 19th Apr - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Fri 20th Apr - MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 21st Apr - LONDON O2 Brixton Academy

Earlier this year, the band released a video recapping their Autumn 2017 leg of The Sin and The Sentence Tour, featuring Arch Enemy. It was a massively successful trek for the band and boasted some of the best North American attendance tallies in Trivium's history. Watch it here and feel front and centre at a Trivium show.

Recorded with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira) at Santa Ana, California's Hybrid Studios, THE SIN AND THE SENTENCE finds Trivium – Matt Heafy (lead vocals, lead guitar), Corey Beaulieu (guitar, vocals), Paolo Gregoletto (bass) and Alex Bent (drums) – returning with their first new music since their celebrated 2015 LP, SILENCE IN THE SNOW. The new LP also features the band's first recordings with new drummer Bent who joined the band last year.  Listen to the title track and "The Heart From Your Hate."

 Frank Turner Back With New Song 'Make America Great Again'.

Frank TurnerTuesday 10th April 2018
Frank Turner is sharing 'Make America Great Again', the latest new track to emerge from his forthcoming albumBe More Kind, which was today's"World Record" on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show. Available through Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records,'Make America Great Again' is a wry riposte to the poisonous invective of Trump's White House, with Turner's knack for an irrepressible hook bolstered here by the hints of electronic pop which tinge Be More Kind. 

'Make America Great Again' arrives alongside a new video which Frank recently shot on the streets of Austin, Texas whilst performing at this year's SXSW Festival, conducting his own vox pop on what Americans feel truly makes their country great - watch here https://frankturner.lnk.to/MAGAVideoPR  Speaking about the new track, Frank says: "This is obviously one of the more provocatively-titled songs I've released in recent years, but in a way, I'm not kidding. America is bloody great, one of my favourite countries in the world. Much like back at home, they've had a politically fraught time of late, and I wanted to say something about it. And for the video, I thought I'd make some new friends (in Texas!) to help out with the suggestions."

Be More Kind represents a thematic and sonic line in the sand for the 36-year-old."I wanted to try and get out of my comfort zone and do something different,"says Turner. After the stripped-down, live-sounding previous album Positive Songs..., Turner wanted to try a new approach for the record. With this in mind he recruited producers Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block, formerly of psychedelic-rock Texans White Denim, and Florence And The Machine and Halsey collaborator Charlie Hugall and the idea of recording a more rock-led album with tints of electronic-pop took shape. Be More Kind was made over a period of seven months, giving Turner the opportunity to turn songs on their head, try different versions and shake up the dynamics within his band. 

Be More Kind was inspired by a Clive James poem called Leçons Des Ténèbres: "I should have been more kind. It is my fate. To find this out, but find it out too late." "It devastated me the first time I read it," he says. "A lot of older, wiser people tend to say things like that, that the things that come out in the wash at the end of a human life are the way you treated the people around you. In the modern world, that's a lesson that all of us, myself included could do to learn." 

Turner recently announced the Be More Kind World Tour which will begin in April, with its first leg playing to over 200,000 people across the UK, the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, taking them through to Christmas. The first batch of announcements covers 120 dates. 

BE MORE KIND TOUR - UK & IRELAND DATES:

APRIL
13th     Manchester   Academy SOLD OUT
15th    Dublin           The Academy SOLD OUT
16th  Dublin           The Academy (Extra date added)
18th     Belfast           The Limelight 
20th     Aberdeen      The Garage SOLD OUT
21st     Edinburgh      Liquid Room SOLD OUT
22nd     Newcastle     O2 Academy SOLD OUT
24th      Sheffield       O2 AcademySOLD OUT
25th      Liverpool       O2 AcademySOLD OUT
27th      Bristol         O2 Academy SOLD OUT
28th      Exeter Uni     Great Hall SOLD OUT
30th      Cambridge     Corn Exchange 
MAY
1st       Southampton   Guildhall 01/05/2018
SOLD OUT
2nd      Southend Cliffs  Pavilion 02/05/2018 
4th       Leicester             O2 Academy 04/05/2018
SOLD OUT
5th        Oxford                 O2 Academy 05/05/2018
SOLD OUT
8th       Hull                     City Hall 
9th       Norwich              UEA 

 Louise Distras For UK Tour.

Louise DistrasMonday 10th April 2018
Today, British firebrand singer-songwriter Louise Distras gives the music community their first taste of her forthcoming album, scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018 and the much-anticipated follow up to her 2015 debut album, 'Dreams from the Factory Floor'.

Titled 'Land Of Dope And Glory', Louise returns with two-minutes-and-eighteen-seconds of buzzing anthemic punk rock that is a fired-up two-fingered salute to consumer manipulation from big business and state, it's words delivered directly with an infectious chorus designed to spread the message far and wide.

"G.O.D. stands for gold, oil and drugs," states Louise. "Because in a world where God is money, it feels like the constant consumer manipulation that we as people face on a daily basis from big corporations and government stands against everything we value as human beings; peace, love and understanding."

'Land Of Dope And Glory' is the perfect teaser of what to expect come from the new album, recently recorded in Oakland California with Ross Petersen (Bruce Springsteen, Goo Goo Dolls, The Vamps) and Steve Whale of The Business. Louise's talent for crafting powerful and direct messages with addictive melodies over righteous punk rock hooks has really come to the fore more than ever before. Hold tight.

Catch Louise Distras live at the following dates:

10 April Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
11 April St. Albans, The Horn
12 April Newport, Le Pub
13 April Stowmarket, John Peel Centre
14 April Tunbridge Wells, Forum Basement
15 April Southampton, The Joiners
17 April Nottingham, The Bodega
19 April Preston, The Ferret
20 April Bridgwater, The Cobblestones
23 April Stoke on Trent, The Underground
24 April Newcastle, The Cluny
25 April Glasgow, Audio
26 April Hull, The Polar Bear
28 April Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon
29 April Selby, Pop Punk Pile Up
10 May London, The Underworld

 Glassjaw For One Off London Show.

GlassjawTuesday 10th April 2018
Glassjaw recently released “Material Control”, their first album in over 15 years. Today they’ve premiered a video for lead single "Shira," also their first video in 15 years. The storyline of the video is threaded through actual live footage of the band's Saint Vitus album release party late last year.

Check out the video for “Shira” here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vr_FgfF7u4

“Material Control” was released in December 2017 and as of now the album is also available on vinyl! Use the following link to direct you to all physical and digital formats.

https://Glassjaw.lnk.to/MaterialControl
GLASSJAW live:
18.04.2018 London (UK) – O2 Academy Brixton

 Sevendust Release New Music Video.

SevendustTuesday 10th April 2018
US rock/metal group Sevendust have unveiled a new music video for another song from their upcoming twelfth studio album, All I See Is War, scheduled for release on May 11 via Rise Records. “Not Original” is the second track released and the video for the song can be seen here: https://youtu.be/x0l2zzIh6W0

The new track comes hot on the heels of the release of the record's first single "Dirty". The song has been steadily climbing US Active Rock charts since release and is already in the Top 25. In the past couple of weeks, the video for “Dirty” has clocked up over 1 million views. The "Dirty" video can be seen here:  https://youtu.be/8avjkSoRSbk.

 Tremonti Release New Music Video.

TremontiTuesday 10th April 2018
Tremonti, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, have released the first song from their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, set for release via Napalm Records on June 8th. The title track, “A Dying Machine,” is now available on all streaming services and a lyric video for the song can be seen at: https://youtu.be/suGBbS4gylM.

Clocking in at 6:19, “A Dying Machine” is the first new music from the band since 2016’s critically acclaimed album Dust. The album, A Dying Machine, is available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/ADyingMachine in various physical configurations as well as digitally. Fans that pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of “A Dying Machine” as well as 3 future tracks that will be released before the June 8th street date.

A Dying Machineis the first concept album of Tremonti’s career. The music is inspired by a story that came to Mark while on the last Alter Bridge tour. During that time, the epic title track “A Dying Machine” was born. The story, which is being turned into a full-length work of fiction authored by Mark Tremonti and John Shirley, takes place at the turn of the next century where humans and fabricated beings called “vessels” are trying to co-exist. Tremonti and Shirley are working on finishing the novel to release alongside the record. 

The track listing for A Dying Machineis:

  1. Bringer Of War
  2. From The Sky
  3. A Dying Machine
  4. Trust
  5. Throw Them To The Lions
  6. Make It Hurt
  7. Traipse
  8. The First The Last
  9. A Lot Like Sin
  10. The Day When Legions Burned
  11. As The Silence Becomes Me
  12. Take You With Me
  13. Desolation
  14. Found


Tremontiwill be hitting the road in support of A Dying Machine. Following US dates in May, the band heads to Europe mid-June for seven weeks of touring that includes dates as direct support for Iron Maiden alongside headline shows and European festivals. Full tour info and ticket links can be found at www.marktremonti.com.

UK dates
Thu 28th Jun - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 29th Jun - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 30th Jun - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Mon 2nd Jul - BELFAST Limelight
Tue 3rd Jul - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 5th Jul - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids
 Shinedown Release 'The Human Radio'.

ShinedownTuesday 10th April 2018
SHINEDOWN have revealed the video for The Human Radio, another brand new track taken from upcoming album, Attention Attention set for release on 4th May via Atlantic.  Check it out here - https://youtu.be/fMHfRqP0KSY.  

Both The Human Radio video and the clip for the album's lead single Devil (https://youtu.be/_AsPY1bQx70), which in just 4 weeks has racked up nearly 3 million views, were directed by Bill Yukich (Beyoncé, Marilyn Manson, Wiz Khalifa).

Attention Attention is available for pre-order at https://lnk.to/AttentionAttention. Deluxe album bundles are also available at the official SHINEDOWN webstore, including the limited transparent yellow double vinyl, a 3' x 5' flag and exclusive Attention Attention and Devil t-shirts. The first 500 Ultimate Vinyl and first 500 Ultimate CD bundle purchasers will receive a signed copy of the album.

The 14-track album, SHINEDOWN's most raw and personal to date, is a mental, emotional and physical journey that follows an individual from life's lowest lows to the highest highs, as anxiety dissipates and demons disappear.  Album opener Devil sets the stage for what's to come and The Human Radio continues the story that unfolds as the album progresses; a powerful statement about the resolve of the human spirit, our will to overcome struggles and the importance of respecting and leaning on one another.  

SHINEDOWN have just begun a world tour in the US and the band hit UK shores this summer, playing a main stage slot on Sunday 10th June at Download Festival.

 Black Deer Festival Adds More Bands.

Black Deer FestivalFriday 6th April 2018
Already boasting a remarkable lineup featuring the very best Americana & Country acts from around the world, Black Deer Festival are delighted to reveal that Sarah Darling, Jess and The Bandits, Robert Vincent, Steak, O&O, Noble Jacks, Jay Scott, Ilona, Tally Spear and Katy Hurt will join the likes of headliners Iron & Wine and Passenger, as well as Ward Thomas, double Grammy and AMA UK award winner Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Kiefer Sutherland, Ashley Campbell and many more stunning names for the festival's inaugural year.

Black Deer Festival is an independent festival headed up by two women Promoters with years of experience in the festival industry and is set to take place in the wonderous natural outdoor location of Eridge Park, Britain's oldest deer park located on the Kent/East Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells - just a mere 50 minutes outside of London. In an exuberant showcase of Americana, blues, roots, authentic country, folk and bluegrass genres, Black Deer Festival will immerse attendees in the alternative lifestyle with authentic Americana-style meats, smokey whiskeys, bespoke custom motorcycle showcases and rooted storytellings from cultural pioneers, cementing itself as the UK's newest favourite Americana & country festival and one not to be missed.

Winning over the American public as a top-three finalist on E! Entertainment Television's The Entertainer, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Sarah Darling embodies the fundamentals of country music as her distinctively svelte vocals takes her sound soaring to another plain. Achieving critical acclaim from notable Country music stars such as Brad Paisley, Darling has released several masterful albums featuring notable singles such as 'Jack Of Hearts', 'Where Cowboys Ridge' and the breathtaking 'Home To Me', which became her first single to debut on U.S Billboard chart. Following this success, Sarah Darling has performed live on major US television programs such as Conan, Fox & Friends, and ABC's The Bachelor - to name a few.  Darling's self-coined Dream Country sound is destined to captivate listeners and take them on a whimsical ride back to Nashville when she appears at Black Deer Festival.

Storming both the United Kingdom and the United States, Jess and The Bandits are a well-recognised force in country music - notably winning Best Video at the British Country Music Awards for their mischievous video 'My Name Is Trouble'. Citing Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, Glen Campbell as musical influences, flame-haired Texas native Jessica Clemmons has led her group of virtuoso bandits to stages all over the world, and in June they are set to touch down in Eridge Park for an upbeat and animated liveshow.

Lauded by Radio 2's country tastemaker Bob Harris as 'the real deal', Robert Vincent epitomises the all-encompassing spirit of Americana. Vincent, hailing from the sleepy British coastal town of Crosby but now based in Liverpool, gained notoriety due to his brilliantly melancholic fusion of country and blues, paired with honest lyricism. Known for extensive touring, the unsuspecting americana visionary won Album Of The Year with his sophomore release 'I'll Make The Most Of My Sins'  at the UK Americana Awards this year and closed the special reboot of the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test Live: For One Night Only with a stunning live performance that he is sure to emulate at this year's Black Deer Festival.

Set to transform Eridge Park from UK countryside into a vast Californian desert landscape are London riffslingers Steak, who will be bringing their doom-lauded hard rock to Black Deer Festival this June with a more stripped back set in our Roadhouse. The raucous rock mob earnt the respect of audiences around the UK following their thundering tour supporting John Garcia of Kyuss fame, Steak are an unmissable act for those needing a dose of heavy over the Americana weekender.

Following their first encounter at Paul McCartney's prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), Colorado-native, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Obadiah Jones, and Israeli vocalist, Orian Peled formed O&O and have since travelled the globe in pursuit of musical success. Describing their sound as Fleetwood Mac meets The Civil Wars, the duo are set to showcase their intimate and americana-tinged harmonies when they take to the Black Deer Festival stage.

Jay Scott is set to satisfy the Black Deer audience as he delivers his personal and enthralling blend of indie and americana, which caught the attention of both Sony and Warner Music respectively.

Also joining the Black Deer Festival line-up and proving the universal appeal of americana music is Bulgarian-born ILONA, known for her powerful country-pop performances featuring dulcet vocals. Her musical career has seen her jam with Ed Sheeran, support Dire Straits' John Illsley, Newton Faulkner and Black Deer Festival headliner Passenger as well as finishing a residency at the majestic Downtown Grand in Las Vegas - she is set to take 2018 by storm following months of songwriting between London and Nashville.

Following a relentless touring schedule, Noble Jacks have drawn impressive crowds all across the UK with their high-energy rhythms and alt-rock sensibilities. Set to cause a storm at Black Deer Festival, Noble Jacks are among the many acts not to be missed!

Acoustic singer-songwriter Tally Spear takes inspiration from musical icons such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young, allowing her to create unique folk-pop stories from her time in London's Greenwich Village. Armed with a revolutionary musical style, the 22-year-old is set to turn heads at Black Deer Festival in June.

Katy Hurt is stirring up a storm in 2018 and will be doing the same at Black Deer, with a highly anticipated EP on the way, produced by renown musician Murray Pulver. 2017 saw Katy at over 100+ shows, impressing fans with the honest lyrical content of country and raucous vocals of southern rock. Radio 2's Paul Sexton described her as "One of the most exciting prospects on the burgeoning country scene, a vivacious and magnetic performer...Check her out whilst you can still get to the front row".

 Limbs Sign To UNFD Records.

LimbsFriday 6th April 2018
Fresh off signing to Australian label UNFD, post-hardcore quintet LIMBS is thrilled to announce their debut full-length album Father's Son. The record will be released on April 27th, 2018, and features lead single"Tangled Hands." Father's Son gives listeners a dark and brooding look at a young man's journey out of religion as he comes to terms with both his upbringing and his own actions. For more information or to pre-order the album, please visit:unfd.lnk.to/FathersSon.

Father's Son was created with the help of Tim McTague (Underoath) and Beau Burchell (Saosin). On the new album, LIMBS shares: "This is the most time we've spent writing an album. It's been great getting to vary our sound and take influence from the music we're consuming in the present."

The band will be touring this spring with Underoath and Veil of Maya, as well as performing at the final three dates of the 2018 Vans Warped Tour. For a full list of upcoming dates, please see below or visit: www.whoislimbs.com.

LIMBS debuted with their EP, Admission, in late 2014, to copious amounts of positive feedback. 

In 2015, LIMBS toured the DIY circuits relentlessly, and released two independent singles. The following year, they ventured out on an east coast tour with Saosin, as well as performed at the South By So What?! Music Festival in Dallas, Texas. That year they also recorded 3 songs (now re-recorded on their latest EP, SLEEP), which were mixed by Beau Burchell (Saosin) and mastered by Mike Kalajian.

In 2017 the band set out to support Envy on the Coast on select dates in the southeast, before trekking across the country supporting Hail The Sun on their nationwide headliner. 
LIMBS signed to Equal Vision Records late last yearfor the release of their latest EP, SLEEP. SLEEP was produced by Tim McTague (Underoath), and has been heralded online and in print by Outburn Magazine, Rock Sound, Revolver, Alternative Press, Metal Injection, New Noise Magazine, and more. 
The band took to the studios last fall with Beau Burchell (Saosin) to begin recording their debut full length album, which will be released later this year via UNFD.

 Havok Announce European And UK Shows.

HavokFriday 6th April 2018
Having just wrapped up a massive tour all over North America together with Killswitch Engage and Anthrax, modern Thrash Metal trailblazers HAVOK continue to promote their latest album “Conformicide” by kicking off a European headlining tour with support by Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage and Harlott.


Check out the following European and UK dates below:

HAVOK, Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage & Harlott – European Tour:
05.04.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) - Kulttempel   
06.04.2018 Berlin (Germany) - Musik & Frieden  
07.04.2018 Leipzig (Germany) - Hellraiser  
08.04.2018 Weinheim (Germany) - Café Central  
09.04.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nova Chmelnice  
10.04.2018 Budapest (Hungary) - Durer Kert  
12.04.2018 Nürnberg (Germany) - Z-Bau  
13.04.2018 Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff  
14.04.2018 Lyon (France) - CCO Villeurbanne  
15.04.2018 Barcelona (Spain) - Bóveda   
16.04.2018 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol   
17.04.2018 Sevilla (Spain) - Custom   
18.04.2018 Lisbon (Portugal) - Lisboa Ao Vivo  
20.04.2018 Pamplona (Spain) - Totem   
21.04.2018 Montpellier (France) - Secret Place  
22.04.2018 Paris (France) - Petit Bain  
23.04.2018 London (UK) - Underworld  
24.04.2018 Dublin (Ireland) - Voodoo Lounge  
25.04.2018 Glasgow (UK) - Cathouse  
 
26.04.2018 Birmingham (UK) - Asylum   
27.04.2018 Antwerp (Belgium) - Zappa  
28.04.2018 Hannover (Germany) - Faust  
29.04.2018 München (Germany) - Backstage

 Dance Gavin Dance Announce New Album 'Artificial Selection'.

Dance Gavin DanceFriday 6th April 2018
Dance Gavin Dance have announced their brand new album 'Artificial Selection' which is out the 8th June via Rise Records. 

You can watch brand new video 'Midnight Crusade' taken from the upcoming album here

Tracklist - Dance Gavin Dance - Artificial Selection
01. Son Of Robot
02. Midnight Crusade
03. Suspended In This Disaster
04. Care
05. Count Bassy
06. Flash
07. The Rattler
08. Shelf Life
09. Slouch
10. Story Of My Bros
11. Hair Song
12. Gospel Burnout
13. Bloodsucker
14. Evaporate

Artificial Selection is available to pre-order now here.

Dance Gavin Dance are:
Tilian Pearson: Vocals
Jon Mess - Vocals
Will Swan - Guitar/Vocals
Tim Feerick - Bass
Matt Mingus - Drums

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

 Hoobastank Release New Music Video.

HoobastankFriday 6th April 2018
Hoobastank--the group--have premiered "More Beautiful"the first song from themulti-platinum, 3X GRAMMY-nominatedband's upcoming PUSH PULLalbum, due out May 25 on noted rock independent label Napalm Records. The album is available for pre-order starting today here.


New album 'Push Pull' finds Hoobastank -- Doug Robb (Lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Dan Estrin (Lead guitar/keyboards), Chris Hesse (Drums/percussion/backing vocals), Jesse Charlene  (bassist/keyboardist/backing vocals)-- exploring both rock and pop songwriting with a renewed vigor.

For their sixth studio album and first new music since 2012's Fight or Flight, the band partnered with producer Matt Wallace(Faith No More, Deftones, Maroon 5, Andy Grammer). As a result, PUSH PULLnails a bull's-eye to the group's underappreciated sweet spot--the large-scale, muscular '80s-'90s alternative rock of U2, Duran Duran, INXS and even Tears for Fears, whose "Heads Over Heels"gets a brawny, Bowiesque take on the new collection.

Hoobastank approached 'Push Pull' with the swagger and confidence of a band whose first three albums all went either gold, platinum or multi-platinum"The Reason"garnered GRAMMY nominationsfor "Song of the Year," "Best Rock Album"and "Best Pop Performance" for a Duo or Group. 

Album highlights include the go-for-broke "Just Let Go (Who Cares if We Fall),"which sums up Hoobastank'sattitude. "At least we get to fly," sings Robb. In the title track "Push Pull," and "More Beautiful," Doug unleashes his falsetto, while the funky R&Bfeel is a tribute to Dan's early, late--'90s penchant for Chic and "groove-based" dance music.

Songs like "True Believer"and "Buzzkill (Before You Say Goodbye)"show Hoobastankmaturing from adolescent to adult relationships, often examining the difficulty of keeping alive the sexuality that fuels them.  "We Don't Need the World" and "There Will Never Be Another"explore the protective bubble and the memories which bind two people together. 

Doug's lyrics to the headphones-worthy "Fallen Star"were inspired by a memory of him watching television  one night and seeing a military family of a soldier who had died in combat. It made him think of the brave men and women who serve and even more so now the parents of those who serve. 

With 'Push Pull', Hoobastankfind themselves looking back to the future, combining the best of what brought them here and establishing their presence

 Papa Roach Release Video For 'None Of The Above'.

Papa RoachFriday 6th April 2018
Papa Roach have released a surprise music video for "None of The Above".  It is the eighth video released from their latest album Crooked Teeth and was shot on location at Beaufort Castle in Luxembourg, featuring the DanceXperience ballet troupe. It was directed by Bryson Roatch and choreographed by esteemed urban dance choreographer Alex Lopes.

"We actually wrote 'None of The Above' near the end of recording the album Crooked Teeth," says bassist Tobin Esperance, "We were going for a classic rock-sounding anthem, juxtaposed with current, contemporary, sounds and taking a rock anthem to a younger generation.  Bryson had this great idea of going to a castle while we were on our European tour and then he made us even more excited by telling us that he could get this song choreographed and he delivered on all counts."

"We wanted to create something you would not normally see from a rock band," says director Bryson Roatch, "It was amazing and such an honor to work with other artists from a different culture and see their passion."

Papa Roach set out to push the boundaries of their genre with their ninth studio album, Crooked Teeth.  Released in May 2017, the album debuted in the Top 20 in the US and UK main charts,  as well as at #1 on Billboard's Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, cumulating over 200 million streams worldwide. Crooked Teeth earned Papa Roach two #1 singles on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Chart with the lead single "Help" reigning atop the chart for six straight weeks as well as "Born For Greatness", which has been prominently featured on top Spotify playlists such as "Rock This" and "Beast Mode" and can be heard weekly as the theme song for WWE's Monday Night Raw.

Over the last sixteen months, Papa Roach have taken the Crooked Teeth experience global - touring extensively throughout Europe, Australia, North America and South America. The band just wrapped up a successful run with A Day to Remember on the 15 Years in the Making Tour where they played to 100,000 fans over the course of eighteen shows.  Papa Roach is ready to bring even more of their headlining might to intimate venues in North America featuring support from Nothing More and Escape the Fate. Tickets are selling fast, with five sold-out shows on the leg, and eight more with limited tickets remaining. The band then head to Europe for a handful of festival appearances including the Reading & Leeds festivals in August.  For more information, visit www.paparoach.com.

Crooked Teeth World Tour
feat. Nothing More and Escape the Fate
Thu April 5 – Raleigh, NC – Ritz
Sat April 7 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Sun April 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Tue April 10 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Wed April 11 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
Fri April 13 – Portland, ME – State Theater – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Sat April 14 – Montreal – M-Telus aka Metropolis – SOLD OUT
Tue April 17 – Quebec City, QC – Grand Theater – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Wed April 18 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
Thu April 19 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Sat April 21 – Cleveland, OH – Agora – SOLD OUT
Sun April 22 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Tues April 24 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom – SOLD OUT
Thu April 26 –  Des Moines, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
Fri April 27 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Sun April 29 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
Tues May 1 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
Wed May 2 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Showroom
Fri May 4 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo – SOLD OUT
Sat May 5 – Portland, OR – Roseland – SOLD OUT
Mon May 7 – Fresno, CA – Woodward Park Amp
Wed May 9 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
Fri May 11 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
Sat May 12 – Houston, TX – Revention
Sun May 13 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavilion

European Festival Dates
Fri Aug 17 – Straszecin, Poland – Czad Festival
Sat Aug 18 – Dinkelsbühl, Germany – Summer Breeze
Sun Aug 19 – St. Polten, Austria – Frequency Festival
Fri Aug 24 – Sulingen, Germany – Reload Festival
Sat Aug 25 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival
Sun Aug 26  – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival

 Coheed And Cambria Sign To Roadrunner Records.

Coheed And CambriaFriday 6th April 2018
Roadrunner Records is excited to announce the signing of Coheed and Cambria [band photo attached]. The progressive unit comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals/Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums), and Zach Cooper (Bass) has gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery.  The band made the announcement in a shadowy video clip shared today on Roadrunner USA's official YouTube channel.

The black and white clip shows a mask being constructed along with a narration that reads: 

"Know now there is no time... 
Space, between the Well and unknowing 
Our story starts there
Well within our future
Yet far beyond our past
In a romance between a pair of unheavenly creatures..."

Coheed and Cambria will spend the Summer on a U.S. co-headline tour with Taking Back Sunday and special guests The Story So Far.  The 28-city U.S. tour runs July-August, starting in Miami, Florida and culminating in a performance at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. For tickets, full dates, and more information please visit www.CoheedandCambria.com.

 Ben Marwood Announces UK Tour.

Ben MarwoodFriday 6th April 2018
One of Xtra Mile's most beloved songwriters, Ben Marwood, is taking his fine wordplay and delightful live patter to eight venues across the country to celebrate spring in April 2018.

Following last year's return with long-awaited third album Get Found, and the demo release of new song and live favourite 'Safe Mode', Ben is back on the road and happy to be there. You can still listen to 'Safe Mode' here, and this will get you excited for the news that he's been in a recording studio recently working on some new songs.

As well as filling his April with gigs, all those "Marwood! Main Stage!" chants have paid off. The dedicated support of his highly-vocal fanbase has helped him capture a coveted main stage slot at 2000trees this year after nine years of playing the festival he might well call his second home. In celebration of this, he's added a 2000trees warm-up show at All Roads Lead to Frome Festival at the Cheese & Grain on 23 June. All dates below:

APRIL 2018 (with Helen Chambers, She Makes War * and Nick Parker ^)
05 Newport @ Le Pub*
06 Nottingham @ JT Soar*
09 Southampton @ Joiners^
10 Bristol @ Exchange^
11 London @ Camden Monarch^
13 Cheltenham @ Frog & Fiddle*
14 Leeds @ Singleshot (matinee show)*
14 Manchester @ Aatma (evening show)*
28 Reading @ Are You Listening Festival (charity all-dayer)

JUNE
23 Frome @ Cheese & Grain (All Roads Lead to Frome)

JULY
12 2000Trees Festival, Cheltenham and critically successful album for nearly twenty years.

 James To Release New EP.

JamesFriday 6th April 2018
James are proud to announce the release of a new four track EP. The Better Than That EP is produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew who has previously worked with alt-J and Wolf Alice. The release will be the first new music since the hugely successful 2016 album Girl at the End of the World, their highest debut entry in nearly twenty years, reaching number two, second only to Adele.

The Better Than That EP is released on Friday 18th May on limited edition 10" vinyl and will be available from indies, HMV and the band's own online store HERE.

Lead track Better Than That is now available to stream and download, and the remaining EP tracks Busted, Hank and Broken By The Hurt will be released every second Wednesday from 4th April through to 16th May.

Listen to 'Better Than That' HERE

EP opener and first single Better Than That is upbeat and fast-paced, an ode to improvement, urging the universe to do its worst with Tim singing "you can do better than that", kick starting the four tracks into gear. Busted is more mellow and dreamlike, with gentle guitars building in intensity as drums and brass join the fray. Hank with its buzzing guitars and distorted vocals is the most outspoken lyrically, warning of "white fascists in the white house" encouraging listeners to "bend the knee and stand your ground". The EP closes with the melancholic Broken By The Hurt, slightly disturbing, dark with pop melodies, it's a fitting end to a brand-new set of tracks from the ever eclectic, the ever popular, the one and only James.

May also sees James embark on a seven-date UK tour, re-visiting intimate venues across the country, performing tracks from Better Than That and a selection of well-known hits. The tour starts at Llandudno's Venue Cymru on Wednesday 16th May followed by Warrington, Blackburn, Halifax, Middlesbrough and Oban, ending at Scunthorpe's Baths Hall on Friday 25th May.

The band are then set to play a string of shows in the summer, starting with Common People Festival, co-headlining the Southampton event on Saturday 26th May and headlining Oxford on Sunday 27th May before going on to perform at a handful of festivals across the UK, as well as playing European festivals including Bilbao BBK Live in Spain on Saturday 14th July.

Tickets available HERE

MAY TOUR (Support from Lanterns On The Lake)
WEDNESDAY 16th MAY            Llandudno, Venue Cymru
THURSDAY 17th MAY               Warrington, Parr Hall – SOLD OUT
SATURDAY 19th MAY               Blackburn, King Georges – SOLD OUT
SUNDAY 20th MAY                   Halifax, Victoria Theatre – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY 22nd MAY                 Middlesbrough, Town Hall – SOLD OUT
WEDNESDAY 23rd MAY           Oban, Corran Hall – SOLD OUT
FRIDAY 25th MAY                     Scunthorpe, Baths Hall – SOLD OUT

FESTIVALS
MAY
SATURDAY 26th MAY               Common People – Southampton (co-headlining)
SUNDAY 27th MAY                   Common People – Oxford (headlining)
 
JUNE
FRIDAY 29th JUNE                   Rock In Rio Festival - Lisbon
 
JULY
FRIDAY 13th JULY                    Latitude Festival – Suffolk (headlining 2nd Stage)
SATURDAY 14th JULY Bilbao BBK Live - Spain
FRIDAY 27th JULY                    Kendal Calling  - Cumbria       
 
AUGUST
SATURDAY 11th AUGUST        Party at the Palace – West Lothian (headlining)
THURSDAY 30th AUGUST        Electric Fields – Dumfries and Galloway (headlining)

James are one of the UK's most creatively restless and most loved artists. After signing to Factory Records in 1982, the band went on to release a series of successful hit singles. From 'Sit Down' to 'She's A Star', 'Laid', 'Come Home', 'Moving On to 'Nothing But Love' their uniquely diverse sound spans over 14 studio albums released over three decades, achieving both critical and commercial success whilst also curating a base of dedicated fans and selling over 25 million albums worldwide, playing shows across the globe and cementing their status as one of the most iconic live British bands. 2016 saw the release of Girl at the End of the World, their most commercially

 Gary Numan Announces UK Tour.

Gary NumanFriday 6th April 2018
Gary Numan has announced a string ofUK dates forNovember2018 withThe Skaparis Orchestra, including a date at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The full tour will go on sale this Friday 6thApril. See full dates below.

Gary Numanhas just finished Part 2 of his UK Tour to promote his current album 'Savage: Songs From A Broken World'. The album was released in September last year through BMG and earned the best reviews of Gary's career. He entered the UK charts at No.2, a fantastic achievement for the iconic and highly influential artist. The British electro pioneer was also awarded the InspirationAwardfor songwriting and composition at the IvorNovelloslast year and has been receiving outstanding live reviews proving that he is on fine form.Now, the tour will take a surprisingly elegant turn when Gary Numanand his band are joined by The Skaparis Orchestrafor 6 exclusive shows. With orchestral concerts taking place in Cardiff, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, London and Glasgow, the shows will feature songs drawn not only from his highly successful 'Savage'album, but also key songs from his vast back catalogue. .

Gary Numan's music has always had a filmic quality but with The Skaparis Orchestra joining his regular band, that mix of hard electronic and soaring cinematic atmosphere will finally come fully to life. Gary will also be showcasing the most extravagant light show he's taken on the road for over three decades, designed specifically for these special orchestral performances.

'Savage: Songs From A Broken World'is an album with a narrative that's set in an apocalyptic, post-global warming Earth in the not-too-distant future. There is no technology left and most of the planet has turned to a desolate desert wasteland. Food is scarce, water even more so and human kindness and decency are just a dim and distant memory. Western and Eastern cultures have merged, more because of the need to simply survive than any feelings of greater tolerance or understanding. It's a harsh, savage environment, as are the survivors who still roam across it.

While Numanwas writing the record, DonaldTrumpwas elected President of the United States. It made sense to make him and his climate decisions the catalyst for the apocalypse theme of the album.

"The songs are about the things that people do in such a harsh and terrifying environment," explains Numan."It's about a desperate need to survive and they do awful things in order to do so, and some are haunted by what they've done. That desire to be forgiven, along with some discovered remnants of an old religious book, ultimately encourages religion to resurface, and it really goes downhill from there."

The album was produced by long-term collaborator Ade Fenton, with recording sessions split between Numan'sown studio in LA, and in the UKNumanand Fenton'screative connection goes back to 2006's'Jagged'"Ade is not only extremely creative but ridiculously hard working, even in difficult circumstances,"says Numan"It's easy to discuss alternative ideas with him, he's not precious about things and is always looking to make the music better, even if that means, on very rare occasions, undoing his own work and starting again." 

As the project took shape, Numanalso set up a Pledge Music campaign to create an experience for fans that would let them see how an album was put together, from the first note to the finished shrink wrapped package. It was a strategy that brought Numancloser to his fans, and allowed him to communicate the blood, sweat and tears that goes into making a record. The campaign grew so successful that Numanconsequently secured a record deal with BMG.

'Savage: Songs From A Broken World'is out now on CDdeluxeCDdoublevinylcassettedigitaland MFiTformats. 

The tracklisting for the standard CD edition of 'Savage: Songs From A Broken World'is:

1.         'Ghost Nation'
2.         'Bed Of Thorns'
3.         'My Name Is Ruin'
4.         'The End Of Things'
5.         'And It All Began With You'
6.         'When The World Comes Apart'
7.         'Mercy'
8.         'What God Intended'
9.         'Pray For The Pain You Serve'
10.       'Broken'
The vinyl format adds 'If I Said'(track 9) and 'Cold'(track 12) while 'If I Said'also features on the deluxe CD (track 10).

Gary Numanwill embark upon a short run of UKdates in November with The Skaparis Orchestra;
UK TOUR DATES NOVEMBER 2018
MONDAY 12THCARDIFF, ST DAVID'S HALL
TUESDAY 13TH– BIRMINGHAM, SYMPHONY HALL
THURSDAY 15TH– NEWCASTLE, CITY HALL
SATURDAY 17TH– MANCHESTER, BRIDGEWATER HALL
MONDAY 19TH– LONDON, ROYAL ALBERT HALL
TUESDAY 20TH– GLASGOW, ROYAL CONCERT HALL

 The Kenneths Release Video For 'Model Man'.

The KennethsFriday 6th April 2018
Aicha Djidjelli, Drew Wynen and Josh Weller, collectively known as London punk trio, The Kenneths​, have released a video for their new single, 'Model Man', taken from the 'Ex' EP released on April 20th.

Speaking of 'Model Man', frontman and guitarist Josh Weller says, "It's about someone who is out of control. You know that person you meet at a party, who's taken too much of something, and it makes them think they're amazing and what they're saying is REALLY interesting? Someone with too much testosterone and no outlet for it, so they have all this jacked up rage. Musically the song is fast, jagged and pissy; everything The Kenneths is about."

Speaking about the video, Weller says, "if you're in a band in 2018 you're also expected to be a marketing genius. We are told all the time how important a 'good music video' is, or that we should try and make 'viral content'. We've even been told we should think about becoming YouTubers. So we thought we'd make a video where we do the exact opposite.

When you think about it , it's a bit weird to film yourself miming to a song, so we figured it would be better to take the piss about how important music videos are. Everyone is grasping for attention with music videos, so we went the other way. But make sure you watch til the end, it doesn't get REALLY good until the end."


Following two years of solid touring, clocking up shows alongside the likes of The Descendents, The Offspring, Anti-Flag, Juliette and The Licks, Jack Garratt, Lianne La Havas and Dead! along the way, 'Ex' was fittingly recorded live with producer Ben Baptie (The Strokes, Jamie T)​.

"It was a case of getting in a hot room, drinking a lot of coffee, bang it out in three days, drink whisky in the evening and work until 4am." Josh and Aicha recorded all of the vocals live too, facing each other, "like a sort of nightmare Tony Bennett duets album."
EX - Tracklisting
1) Favourite Ex
2) Model Man
3) Emulsion
4) Answer Machine
5) I Don't Wanna Go Out With You

 Bullet For My Valentine Announce New Album 'Gravity'.

Bullet For My ValentineFriday 6th April 2018
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, one of the biggest British hard rock acts in music history, will release their new opus, 'Gravity', on June 29th 2018.

Listen to first single, 'Over It', here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXPzxF17v3U or here https://lnk.to/BFMV-OverIt

'Gravity' marks BFMV's first album release under the Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records banner, and aptly sees the band rewriting their own future – finding new ways to invent heavy noise and remaining unshackled by the legacy that comes with being masters of their trade.

The four musicians have stretched their creative wings like never before, delicately balancing film-score electronica and icy synths in their trademark hellfire of hard rock. With drummer Jason Bowld joining founding members, singer/guitarist Matt Tuck and fellow axeman Michael 'Padge' Paget, plus bassist Jamie Mathias, part of the Bullet story since 2015, this is a band reborn.

BFMV will be touring with fiery dedication as they hit the US throughout April, May and June, before playing second to headline on the Friday of Download (UK) Festival – their first home-turf festival performance in five whole years. The band will then headline European summer festivals and venues before travelling to Japan for the Summersonic event.

For a full list of announced dates please visit www.facebook.com/BulletForMyValentine
Further shows, taking BFMV to the end of the year, will be announced soon.

 Jonathan Davis Drops New Single 'Everyone'.

Jonathan DavisFriday 6th April 2018
Jonathan Davis has released the video for “Everyone”, the second single from his highly anticipated debut solo album Black Labyrinth, set for release on May 25th via Sumerian RecordsCLICK HERE to hear Davis’s unforgettable vocals, synths and commanding guitars, and CLICK HERE to watch the accompanying video that captures a jarring depiction of the dangers of “follow the leader” tendencies by extremist cults.

With the release of “Everyone,” digital pre-orders for Black Labyrinth have launched on iTunes, GooglePlay and Amazon. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant-downloads of “Everyone” and the previously released first single, “What It Is,” which debuted as the #1 most added single on Rock radio. Pre-order bundles for the physical album are also available now at https://www.sumerianmerch.eu/collections/black-labyrinth-bundles

Diverse and progressive, Black Labyrinth represents a natural evolution for the storied frontman of critically lauded rock band Korn,  whose previous musical contributions have yielded two GRAMMY® Award wins, eight GRAMMY® Award nominations, worldwide sales of 40 million-plus, and countless sold out shows in nearly every corner of the globe. Inspired in part by the Ganzfeld Experiment, and the out of body experiences and hallucinations that often accompany it, Davis focused on religion, consumerism and apathy throughout the album. 
 
Black Labyrinth tracklist 

(CLICK HERE to listen to 30-second clips of the entire album)
 
1. Underneath My Skin
2. Final Days
3. Everyone
4. Happiness
5. Your God
6. Walk On By 
7. The Secret
8. Basic Needs
9. Medicate 
10. Please Tell Me 
11. What You Believe
12. Gender
13. What It Is

Davis is no stranger to finding success while pushing the boundaries of music. Throughout over 20 years in music, his presence has coursed through film scores, popular video game franchises, and official remixes for the likes of Steve Aoki and more. Along the way, he has also lent his voice to tracks for everyone from Linkin Park to Tech N9ne. 
Jonathan Davis will bring these songs to the live arena for the first time in the UK with an exclusive appearance at DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, where he’s scheduled to play the Zippo Encore Stage. For tickets and more info check www.downloadfestival.co.uk  

 Galatic Empire Announce Episode 2.

FGelatic EmpireFriday 6th April 2018
May the Fourth be with you!
Star Wars-themed, progressive instrumental band Galactic Empire have announced their new album Episode II. The album is out, appropriately so, on May the 4th via Rise Records. The album, which follows the band's self-titled debut, is available for pre-order here.

To herald the release of the new album, the band has dropped the new track "Scherzo for X Wings.". Pre-order HERE

Listen here

"While our debut allowed us to bring a new perspective to much-loved anthems, our latest technological terror is a darker, heavier and far more epic testament to the true power of the Dark Side of the Force," said Galactic Empire. "We are confident that any rebel strongholds that remain after the last cycle will soon bow before the Empire. There will be no one to stop us this time."

EPISODE II TRACK LISTING:
"March of the Resistance"
"Scherzo for X-Wings"
"Hyperspace"
"The Droid Invasion and the Appearance of Darth Maul"
"Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle"
"Love Pledge and The Arena"
"Rey's Theme"
"The Departure of Boba Fett"
"The Emperor"
"Into The Trap"
"The Battle of Yavin (Launch from the Fourth Moon)"

 Hoobastank Announce New Album.

HoobastankFriday 6th April 2018
Hoobastank, the Multi-platinum, 3X GRAMMY-nominated group have announced the release of their sixth studio album titled PUSH PULLon Friday, May 25. For the new album, the band partnered with producer Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Deftones, Maroon 5, Andy Grammer) in Los Angeles marking their first release on noted rock independent label Napalm Records. Pre-orders for PUSH PULL will be available starting April 4 and will include a download of "More Beautiful," the first track released off the album.

The band's first new music since 2012's Fight or Flight, the new album finds Hoobastank--DOUG ROBB (Lead vocals/rhythm guitar), DAN ESTRIN Lead guitar/keyboards), CHRIS HESSE (Drums/percussion/backing vocals), JESSE CHARLAND (bassist/keyboardist/backing vocals)--exploring both rock and pop songwriting with a renewed vigor.

"We never stopped exchanging musical ideas," says vocalist/guitarist DOUG, who co-founded the band with high school classmates, DAN and CHRIS, almost 20 years ago in Agoura Hills, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles. "We waited until we had enough material to start recording an album."  DAN adds, "There were always plenty of demos floating back and forth; some of them I played for Matt (Wallace) even before the rest of the band heard them."

As a result, PUSH PULL nails a bull's-eye to the group's underappreciated sweet spot--the large-scale, muscular '80s-'90s alternative rock of U2, Duran Duran, INXS and even Tears for Fears, whose "Heads Over Heels" gets a brawny, Bowiesque take on the new collection. Hoobastank approached PUSH PULL with the swagger and confidence of a band whose first three albums all went either gold, platinum or multi-platinum. "The Reason" garnered GRAMMY nominations for "Song of the Year," "Best Rock Album" and "Best Pop Performance" for a Duo or Group. Of course, about that name, which means, exactly what?...

"Sometimes you make dumb decisions when you're young, and that might have been one of them," laughs ROBB about being the punchline to SNL jokes and snooty critic snipes. As for the formidable bar-setting success of "The Reason," DOUG is similarly sanguine.
"We stopped attempting to recreate any formula," he says. "We did what made us happy and played to our strengths. Take it or leave it."
 
Album highlights include the go-for-broke "Just Let Go (Who Cares if We Fall)," which sums up Hoobastank's attitude. "At least we get to fly," sings ROBB. In the title track "Push Pull," and "More Beautiful," DOUG unleashes his falsetto, while the funky R&B feel is a tribute to DAN's early, late--'90s penchant for Chic and "groove-based" dance music. "When we first met, he didn't even own a distortion pedal," laughs DOUG about his guitarist's love of soul and R&B.

PUSH PULL songs like "True Believer" and "Buzzkill (Before You Say Goodbye)" show Hoobastank maturing from adolescent to adult relationships, often examining the difficulty of keeping alive the sexuality that fuels them.  "We Don't Need the World" and "There Will Never Be Another" explore the protective bubble and the memories which bind two people together. DOUG's lyrics to the headphones-worthy "Fallen Star" were inspired by a memory of him watching television one night and seeing a military family of a soldier who had died in combat. It made him think of the brave men and women who serve and even more so now the parents of those who serve. Being a parent now it clicked, the unbelievable sacrifice made by both soldier and their families. "I wanted to say thank you" says DOUG.

With PUSH PULL, Hoobastank find themselves looking back to the future, combining the best of what brought them here and establishing their presence in the current pop-rock spectrum.

The tracklisting for PUSH PULL is as follows:

1. Don't Look Away
2. Push Pull
3. More Beautiful
4. Head Over Heels
5. True Believer
6. Just Let Go (Who Cares If We Fall)
7. Better Left Unsaid
8. We Don't Need The World
9. Buzzkill (Before You Say Goodbye)
10. Fallen Star
11. There Will Never

 Tremonti To Release Concept Album.

TremontiFriday 6th April 2018
Tremonti, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, will be releasing their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, worldwidevia Napalm Records on June 8th. Longtime producer, Michael “Elvis” Baskette, produced the album. The album is now available for pre-order at: http://smarturl.it/ADyingMachine-NPR.

From the militant drum assault of the album opener “Bringer Of War” to the instrumental closer “Found,” A Dying Machineis Tremonti’s most-diverse musical offering to date. Songs like “From The Sky,” “Throw Them To The Lions,” and “A Lot Like Sin” are classic Tremonti that fans have come to love from the trio. Songs like “Trust,” “The First The Last,” and “Desolation” take the listener to new places sonically, all backed by Tremonti’s signature vocal style.

A Dying Machineis the first concept album of Tremonti’s career. The music is inspired by a story that came to Mark while on the last Alter Bridge tour. During that time, the epic title track “A Dying Machine” was born. The story, which is being turned into a full-length work of fiction authored by Mark Tremonti and John Shirley, takes place at the turn of the next century where humans and fabricated beings called “vessels” are trying to co-exist. Tremonti and Shirley are working on finishing the novel to release alongside the record.

The track listing for A Dying Machineis:

  1. Bringer Of War
  2. From The Sky
  3. A Dying Machine
  4. Trust
  5. Throw Them To The Lions
  6. Make It Hurt
  7. Traipse
  8. The First The Last
  9. A Lot Like Sin
  10. The Day When Legions Burned
  11. As The Silence Becomes Me
  12. Take You With Me
  13. Desolation
  14. Found


Tremontiwill be hitting the road in support of A Dying Machine. Following US dates in May, the band heads to Europe mid-June for seven weeks of touring that includes dates as direct support for Iron Maiden alongside headline shows and European festivals. Full tour info and ticket links can be found at www.marktremonti.com.
UK dates
Thu 28th Jun - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 29th Jun - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 30th Jun - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Mon 2nd Jul - BELFAST Limelight
Tue 3rd Jul - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 5th Jul - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids

 Fangclub Annunce May UK Tour.

FangclubTuesday 27th March 2018
Having decimated venues across the country with Nervus and Milk Teeth, Fangclub have announced a UK tour.  Fangclub have also just released an explosive, rabble-rousing new anthem "All Fall Down". The band are currently writing new material for the follow up to their acclaimed debut album... so stay tuned for more news on that soon...

Check out "All Fall Down"

Catch the band live at one of the following shows:

May             

6th Newcastle, Hit the North Festival
7th Edinburgh, The Mash House
9th Birmingham, The Flapper
10th London, Thousand Island
11th Guildford, Boileroom
12th Southampton, Heartbreakers
13th Sheffield, Record Junkee
15th Oxford, Cellar
16th Leicester, Cookie
17th Newport, Le Pub

July

12th Cheltenham, 2000 Trees
20th Oxfordshire, Truck Festival

 Asylums Release 'When We Wake Up'.

AsylumsTuesday 27th March 2018
Following the release of their critically acclaimed album "Killer Brain Waves", Asylums return with the feel-good hit of the summer.  'When We Wake Up' is built for throwing warm lager in the air at Reading Festival, for pogoing in your kitchen just because you can, for shoulder-barging your best mate on the dancefloor. It's a chorus that still gives you goosebumps even on the 37th listen, and a more perfect pop V-C-V-C-8-C-C you will not find!  But underneath the energy runs the intelligence of a band that are compelled to reflect the real stories around them. The track received plays from both Huw Stephens at BBC Radio 1 and John Kennedy at X last night!

Watch the video/Share the track here

Asylums have also announced the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album "Alien Human Emotions" which is set for July 6th release on much respected indie label (owned and run by Asylums) Cool Thing Records.  

You can pre-order the album here and receive an instant grat download of "When We Wake Up".

Asylums aren't waiting for millennial redemption to find them, they're making their own. Straight out of Essex and running at full throttle.  The band have taken the challenge of the "difficult" second album and used it as a jump ramp to a higher plane. They've always been about massive, thrashing melodic anthems but this is, quite simply, the massivist. The band has changed fundamentally in the last two years, certainly older and potentially wiser. A project that started out as a fizzing ball of un-focused youthful energy (albeit one with great tunes) has morphed into something altogether darker and more intense. It's a slug of ice-cold Jagermeister coming after the two pints of lager and a vodka Red Bull of the debut.

"Alien Human Emotions" tackles themes of bitter sex and soured relationships which swirl over bleak analyses of a disintegrating social and political landscape. Frustrated rage writhes below the surface on every track and occasionally bursts through with a shocking intensity. But everywhere are hooks both musical and lyrical that demand repeat listens. The music seeping thru owes as much to the brooding darkness of The Cure as it does to the disjointed mind of Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne,both of which only add to the dark danceability of the album.

What you have to look forward to is twelve tracks of killer hooks, soaring melodies, moments of dark audio experimentalism and a social conscience worn like a high-viz jacket. Clear a space in your end-of-year lists now.

Track List:
1: Day Release To The Moon
2: When We Wake Up
3: Bottle Bank
4: Alien Human Emotions
5: Millennials
6: Napalm Bubblegum
7: Pause
8: Graveyard Tourism
9: Critical Mass
10: Homeowners Guilt
11: Sexual Automation
12: The Company You Keep

Catch the band live at one of the following shows:
Saturday 21st April 2018 - Distortion Festival, Brighton  
Friday 04th May 2018 - Night People, Manchester
Saturday 05th May 2018 - Sound City Festival (supporting Idles)
Saturday 02nd June 2018 - Camden Rocks Festival
Friday 07th September - Wheels & Fins Festival, Kent
More festivals to be announced soon!

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds Six More Bands For 2018 Festival.

Bloodstock Open AirTuesday 27th March 2018
BLOODSTOCK is racing towards the weekend with some heavy metal Easter treats! Six more bands for August’s best heavy weekender, the first wave of club nights and the annual Easter Egg hunt on the BLOODSTOCK website, kicking off Friday 30th March! Check out www.bloodstock.uk.com from 8am Friday for details on how to hunt for Easter eggs and win a pair of festival tickets.

Joining us in a Friday Ronnie James Dio main stage slot are British thrash icons ONSLAUGHT. The band are working on their new studio album set for release later this year via AFM Records, so expect the world premiere of a brand new song at BLOODSTOCK! The band tell us “ONSLAUGHT have always loved playing at BLOODSTOCK, the UK’s finest metal festival and this year the show is going to be something special indeed! We’ll see you maniacs at the front!” Get warmed up by watching the video for ‘The Sound of Violence’.

Also nabbing a Friday slot opening the main stage are British metal crew, FEED THE RHINO. The quintet’s latest album, ‘The Silence’ landed last month via Century Media with lead track, ‘Heedless’ landing its premiere via Daniel P. Carter on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. Have a listen! The band tell us “We are beyond honoured to be performing at this years BLOODSTOCK Festival. See you in the Pit!"

Japanese power metal ladies, LOVEBITES join us for a slot on Friday’s Sophie Lancaster stage. The five piece release a new mini-album, ‘Battle Against Damnation’ on 6th June, but if you’re not up to speed on the band, make sure you investigate this video for ‘Shadowmaker’ and additional news info over at their Facebook page.

London death metallers, DE PROFUNDIS join us in a Sophie stage slot on Friday. The band are readying the release in May of new album, ‘The Blinding Light of Faith’. Get a load of this new track ‘Bastard Sons of Abraham’ and then view the array of purchase options (digital, physical and special bundles) over on their Bandcamp page.

Brit thrash outfit REPRISAL also land a Friday Sophie slot. Their new album, ‘None Survive The Sun’ lands this Friday 30th March via Hostile Media. Feast your eyes on the video for ‘Nephila’ and head over to pick up a copy of the album at
http://reprisal.bigcartel.com.

Progressive death metal New Yorkers UNCURED land a slot on Sunday’s Sophie stage. Having just wrapped a 28-date US run with Soulfly, the four piece come to Europe this Summer to play shows with their friends in JASTA. Check out their video for ‘Stygian Valley’ below and if you're curious for more, get further info on the band over on their Facebook page . 

Our first phase of BLOODSTOCK club nights start on Monday 16th April! More will be added for June/July, so don’t despair if your local rock club isn’t listed. Get along to one of the following events, check out some tunes from BLOODSTOCK bands old and new, and be in with the chance of winning weekend tickets or related giveaways. Expect fun ways to win tickets - previous year’s events featured the likes of bucking broncos, endurance tests, and air guitaring! Check your local club for details, as dates may be subject to change. Events for April/May run as follows:

Mon 16th April - Reading Coalition
Fri 20th April - Camberley Agincourt
Fri 27th April - Bristol The Hatchet
Fri 27th April - Woking Schism
Sat 28th April - Birmingham Eddie's Rock Club
Sat 28th April - Sheffield Corporation
Sat 5th May - Exeter Catacombs
Sat 5th May - Brighton Envy
Sat 5th May - Hanley JJ's
Sat 12th May - Southampton - Engine Rooms
Fri 25th May - Bristol The Hatchet
Sat 26th May - Birmingham Eddie's Rock Club
Sat 26th May - Sheffield Corporation

Come join us in August! Standard weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun. Grab yours at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com. If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for an email reminder so you don’t miss out when single day tickets go on sale at the end of June. Register your interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers NIGHTWISH announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we’re more excited than ever for BLOODSTOCK 2018!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Download Festival Adds More Acts For 2018 Festival.

Download FestivalTuesday 27th March 2018
Download Festival, the champion of rock events, has today announced the grand return of WWE NXT LIVE! to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park. Fans will be electrified with incredible displays of skill and athleticism, as the hugest names in sports entertainment deliver the fully-fledged NXT show to a full-scale ring in the festival arena. Not only that, but 21 more exciting names have been added to the bill including Andrew W.K, Hell Is For Heroes, Avatar, Bad Religion, and more. Download Festival is the only place in the world where fans can experience the exhilarating world of WWE NXT alongside the world's biggest rock stars, across June 8 – 10. Tickets are available now from downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets .

Alongside headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N' Roses and Ozzy Osbourne, massive NXT names Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, Ricochet, Nikki Cross, Shayna Baszler, Kairi Sane, The Undisputed ERA and many more will descend upon Download for a weekend of high flying manoeuvres, action-packed matches and unexpected surprises along the way. NXT has made a massive impact at the festival in previous years, performing to capacity crowds throughout the weekend, featuring impressive debuts, shocking returns and the exciting action even spilling over to band's performances , this year is set to be even bigger and better.

Andy Copping Said:
"I am incredibly fired-up to welcome WWE NXT back to Download Festival. This festival exclusive marriage of rock and wrestling is totally unique and the only place where you can see the world's most legendary rock stars and the brightest WWE prospects together. If previous years are anything to go by this is going to be the biggest most fun weekend ever."

WWE NXT Superstar Aleister Black Said:
"I've been a music guy all my life.  Getting to combine the two things that I love the most, metal and sports entertainment, on one of the most exciting stages in the world and to perform for a fanbase that understands me and is responsible for my success will make this an unforgettable experience."

Be prepared to run away with the metal circus as Avatar make their first and unmissable Main Stage appearance. On the Zippo Encore stage, the undisputed King Of Partying Andrew W.K is making his way back to Donington, whilst Hell Is For Heroes set the blueprint for post noughties British alt-rock and make their overdue Download debut. Cross over nu-metal skate punks CKY also join the stage for a serving of sludgy riffs, as well as three-time Grammy nominated Nothing More who have ridden wave of success bolstered by the electrifying frontman Johnny Hawkins.

The Avalanche Stage presented by Kerrang! Radio's Fresh Blood gets even bigger as pivotal punk outfit Bad Religion have been confirmed as the final headliners with nearly four decades under their belt. Also added are UK up and comers Black Foxxes who have catapulted themselves through the British rock scene with a raw edge that have made them undeniable ones to watch, seminal Suffolk band A who are fresh from supporting Hell Is For Heroes, plus harmonious punk foursome Bad Cop / Bad Cop and more.

Other names announced today include Culture Abuse, Lawnmower Deth, Starcrawler, Ded, Being As An Ocean, Ecca Vandal, Igorrr, Loathe, Kaiser Franz Josef, Helpless, Cellar Darling, Anchor Lane.

Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts icons of rock and metal to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Def Leppard, Guns N' Roses, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage.

*WWE talent are subject to change.

 Royce 5'9 Releases Video For 'Boblo Boat'.

RoyceTuesday 27th March 2018
Detroit rapper Royce 5'9" releases a new video for his single,"Boblo Boat" feat. J. Cole today and announces his forthcoming album, Book of Ryan, (Entertainment One/Heaven Studios, Inc.) on May 4, 2018.  J. Cole also directed the video for the track.

Complex.com shared the cover art and track listing last week, and Royce released the single on Friday.  On "Boblo Boat," Royce warmly looks back at his childhood growing up in the D, a proud, blue-collar city that has not always received the most positive of accolades. Royce transports listeners back to a time in the '80s when families could take a boat ride to Boblo Island and forget, for just a few hours, the stinging realities of life for black folks in Ronald Reagan's greed-is-good America. "The song came together super organically," he says of the heartfelt "Boblo Boat". "There was a boat back in the day that took people across the Detroit River to these little obscure islands. One of the islands, Boblo, housed a poor man's amusement park where a lot of young black kids would go. It was the best shit ever. We didn't realize it was a cheaper option looking back at it in retrospect. We were too busy having fun."

Preorder Book of Ryan here

Book of Ryan is the seventh solo studio project from the grinding rhyme visionary born Ryan Montgomery and is a work that defies well-worn, grizzled veteran rap clichés. Royce wrote more than 60 songs for the album, For Royce, it's all about the journey. "I just want the fans to hear my evolution as an artist as well as me as a man and learn from my mistakes," he says. "I think they got a little bit of that with Layers, but Book of Ryan is me letting it all out. We've been taught everything but the right way to do shit. I want to be an example to the younger artists and help out any way I can."    

Royce has shined as a member of a heralded hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse and teamed up with one of hip-hop's most revered producers DJ Premier for PRhyme, whose sophomore album  PRhyme 2 is out now on PRhyme Records.

 KRept And Konan Announce Alexandra Palace Show For October.

Krept And KonanTuesday 27th March 2018
Following on from their triumphant run of sold out dates at Kentish Town last week, ground-breaking UK hip hop duo KREPT & KONAN are proud to announce their biggest live show to date on 25th October 2018 @ Alexandra Palace.

KREPT & KONAN stand as forerunners in their scene, the release of 7 DAYS and 7 NIGHTS at the end of last year, saw the duo break yet more records by being the first act in history to have two mixtapes debut in the Top 10 of the Official UK Albums chart simultaneously. A UK first (no other British artist has released two mixtapes on the same day), 7 DAYS and 7 NIGHTS reflect the two sides of KREPT & KONAN's signature sound. While 7 DAYS boasts harder edged, grittier club tracks and features from J Hus, Skepta, Stormzy, Abra Cadabra and more; 7 NIGHTS showcases smoother, R n' B inflected, sultry jams and guest spots from Jhene Aiko, Hudson East and Tory Lanez.

The release of 7 DAYS and 7 NIGHTS signalled a welcome return for the trailblazing duo whose ongoing critical acclaim and chart success has helped paved the way for the likes of J-Hus, Abra Cadbra, Yungen, Mo Stack and Section Boys (to name a few). From the 2013 release of their Young Kingz mixtape which shot into the top 20 of the Official UK album charts (earning them a world record for the Highest-Charting UK album by an Unsigned Act), through to the 2015 release of their debut album The Long Way Home (which became the highest charting British Rap album in UK chart history after debuting at no. 2 in the official UK album charts), KREPT & KONAN have repeatedly broken records while consistently breaking ground.

Tickets for KREPT & KONAN'S upcoming date at ALEXANDRA PALACE will go on general sale on March 29th at 9am with pre sales available on March 28th at 9am. Tickets will be priced at £27.50, and will be available to purchase via Live Nation (http://www.livenation.co.uk)

 As It Is Announce Handful Of Headline Dates.

As It IsTuesday 27th March 2018
As It Is, who recently wrapped up their 'okay.' album cycle in triumphant fashion at KOKO in London, have announced a run of 'An Evening With As It Is' shows for May ahead of their performances at the Slam Dunk Festivals.

The evenings will see the Brighton quartet playing stripped back versions of fan favourites, interspersed with conversations about the band's history to date.

Speaking of the tour, frontman Patty Walters says, "we're genuinely so excited to be doing these super intimate and stripped-back acoustic shows, just a few months after our biggest UK headline tour to date. We're fully reimagining most of our catalogue to make these shows totally new and unique. We'll also be recounting the inspiration and stories behind some of these songs, some of which we've never shared before. This is going to be a very special tour for us, and we can't wait to see you there."

Support on all 'An Evening With...' shows comes from Dream State. The band plays the following dates:

MAY
21: NORWICH Arts Centre
22: SHEFFIELD Plug
24: BRISTOL The Lantern
25: LONDON St Pancras Old Church
Tickets available March 28th at 10am: http://asitisofficial.com/

 The Dead XIII To Tour With Doyle.

DoyleTuesday 27th March 2018
Following the release of killer new single 'Dark Days' and epic album of the same name, Manchester metallers The Dead XIII are hitting the road with the legendary Doyle, of Misfits fame. You can catch The Dead XIII at any of the dates below:

26th March: Asylum 2 - Birmingham
‪27th March: Redrum - Stafford
‪28th March: Factory - Manchester
‪29th March: Cathouse - Glasgow
‪30th March: Church - Dundee
‪31st March:‬ Corporation - Sheffield
‪1st April: Parish - Huddersfield
‪2nd April: The Fleece - Bristol
‪3rd April: Frog & Fiddle - Cheltenham
‪4th April: Hobo's - Bridgend
‪5th April: The Junction - Plymouth
‪6th April: Cobblestones - Bridgwater
‪7th April: Lounge 666 - London
4th May: The Valkyrie Café Bar, Evesham

 Def Leppard To Release Rarities Box Set.

Def LeppardTuesday 27th March 2018
On June 1, Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/UMe fires the first salvo in Def Leppard's projected four-volume career-spanning box set series, when the appropriately dubbed Volume One appears in multidisc LP and CD collections. The collection arrives in time for this summer's highly anticipated Def Leppard co-headline tour with Journey. Tickets and information, here.

This first volume of the band's complete recorded output comes in both limited-edition 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and CD box sets, each featuring Def Leppard's first four studio albums — along with some choice bonus live and studio material — all spread across 8LPs and 7CDs, respectively.

The Volume One collection includes bonus material including Live At The LA Forum 1983, originally released as a bonus disc in the deluxe CD version of Pyromania, making this the first-ever vinyl offering of the complete show. This 2LP version comes with a new sleeve and inner bags.

Rarities Volume 1 has been specially compiled by Joe Elliott, containing rare B-sides and recordings from Def Leppard's early years, all in a newly commissioned sleeve. Finally, rounding out this collection is the 7-inch vinyl single and 3-inch CD of Def Leppard's original, self-titled EP.

The fiery Volume One collection contains all of Def Leppard's iconic 1980s recordings with reproductions of the original packaging in both formats, plus the added bonus of a replica 7-inch single and 3-inch CD of the band's original independent EP, the self-titled The Def Leppard E.P.

Each album in the box set was mastered by longtime band producer/soundmaster Ronan McHugh and cut by Greg Moore.

Housed in rigid boxes, the Volume One collection also contains a hardback book with rare photos by longstanding band confidant Ross Halfin and liner notes by Classic Rock's Paul Elliott.
Def Leppard bandmembers Joe Elliott, bassist Rick Savage, drummer Rick Allen, and guitarist Phil Collen have all also contributed their personal introductions to the collection.

Volume One is an extraordinary early chronicle of a band whose global impact only continues to grow. Def Leppard have a cumulative sales tally of over 100 million albums worldwide, not to mention putting on consistently sold-out world tours. Def Leppard recently authorized their entire recorded catalog for access on streaming and download platforms, a move that resulted in a nearly 400 percent surge in catalog sales on the first day alone, as well as appearances in the iTunes Top 10 charts in over 30 countries worldwide.

Volume One kicks off with Def Leppard's 1980 debut album On Through The Night, which immediately put the rock world on notice that the band were destined for big things, having charted at No. 15 in the U.K. and No. 51 in the U.S. Produced by Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Black Sabbath), On Through The Night features many of the band's live favorites ("Rock Brigade," "Hello America"), along with updated versions of early singles ("Rocks Off"). The album achieved platinum status in 1989, and the version included here is the rare Australian gatefold-sleeve version.

Released in 1981, High 'N' Dry was Def Leppard's second platinum album and the first to be produced by Robert "Mutt" Lange (AC/DC, Foreigner). It reached No. 26 in the U.K. and No. 38 in the U.S., having garnered much impactful FM airplay with the propulsive "Let It Go" and one of the band's most popular signature tunes to this day, "Bringin' On The Heartbreak."

Pyromania, released in 1983, saw the band become indisputable rock legends. It was the first record to feature guitars by Phil Collen, who had replaced Pete Willis. The album contains massive MTV hits "Photograph" and "Rock Of Ages," as well as fist-pumper "Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop),". Pyromania reached No. 2 in the U.S. and went Diamond, with over 10 million album sales.

Def Leppard released Hysteria in 1987, the band's best-selling record to date having sold over 25 million copies worldwide. It went to No. 1 in the U.K., U.S., and Australia, and is also the band's second album to achieve Diamond status in the U.S.. Notes Collen, "Not many people even get Platinum albums anymore! Going Diamond is going 10 times Platinum in America, which is a huge deal — and we've got two of those. We're really pleased that we got them. It's pretty cool that we've achieved that."

Produced by Mutt Lange, Hysteria took over three years to make, ultimately featuring seven charting singles (including No. 1 smash "Love Bites" and "Pour Some Sugar On Me"), and has been rightly nicknamed as "heavy metal's Thriller." Clocking in at just over 62 minutes, Hysteria was then one of the longest albums ever issued on a single vinyl record — but for this special box set release, it has been made into a double LP for maximum sound-quality purposes.

Def Leppard's collective vocal prowess is but one of the many things that helped cement their unparalleled standing in rock history, as Joe Elliott explains: "The way we did our harmonies was based on the multitracking abilities of a band like Queen, but we took what they did to the next level. Queen maybe tripled or quadrupled their backing vocals — but we did it like 20 times! We wanted it to sound like the quality of Queen but have the size of Slade. The way we did it gave us a unique sound. And that's the whole point of an album, really — capturing a band's unique dynamics." Adds Phil Collen, "The American bands had beautiful vocals, with all those wonderful harmonies. But we added a bit of a punk ethos in there with ours, where it became a bit more charming and anthemic with screaming and shouting. And that was a very British thing, I think, that made us different from a lot of the American bands."

Def Leppard's Volume One is but the first hot, sticky-sweet taste of an impressive career that remains ever on the rise. Can you feel it, do you believe it?

 Desert Storm To Support Karma To Burn.

Karma To BurnTuesday 27th March 2018
Hot on the heels of the release of their new album ‘Sentinels’, out now on APF Records, Oxford based heavy-weights Desert Storm are proud to announce their support to West Virginia stoner rock legends Karma To Burn on their UK tour in June.

“It's been a few years since we last toured with our friends in Karma To Burn,” states guitarist Ryan Cole. “It's great to have been asked to be a part of this by the band and to tour the UK in support of our new album Sentinels. We will be returning to some cities we've not been to in a long time as well which is cool!”

“Karma To Burn are just great to watch live and have been rocking stages all over the world for over 20 years,” continues Ryan. “They've shared the stages with bands such as Metallica, Clutch, Down and have a strong die hard fan base. If you like riffs, you should come along to a show on this run. It's going to be a good one for sure!”

‘Sentinels’ follows the release of 2014’s critically-acclaimed ‘Omniscient’ album and has seen Desert Storm move in a harder, darker and much heavier direction. Recorded with engineer Jamie Dodd (Orange Goblin) at Flesh & Bone Studio's, Hackney and tracked by Steve 'Geezer' Watkins at Woodworm studios (which has also been used by legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi), ‘Sentinels’ moulds together different aspects of sounds from the heavier end of the spectrum, taking in elements of doom, sludge, stoner, grind and all out metal to create a colossal sound.

This week Desert Storm have also released a new lyric video for the track ‘Capsized’, a gloriously riff-heavy pounder that tells the story of a hermit who does battle with his own reclusive nature.

“He’s gentle soul who busies himself with thoughts and writing, at odds with his demons and depression,” details frontman Matt Ryan. “All the while, his time spent alone affording him the opportunity to look inwardly and discover who he really is. The self-realisation that his time spent in isolation is being squandered, and that years spent without real human experiences are wasted years, he finally learns to trust himself and builds the courage to leave the comfort of his home to be ravaged and killed by wolves.”

View the video here: https://youtu.be/N_-ta3zfAfs
Catch Desert Storm live at the following dates (18th – 27th of June with Karma To Burn)
25.05.18 | United Kingdom | Southampton | Firebug
26.05.18 | United Kingdom | Banbury | The Wheatsheaf
18.06.18 | United Kingdom | London | The Black Heart
19.06.18 | United Kingdom | Exeter | The Cavern
20.06.18 | United Kingdom | Bristol | The Exchange
21.06.18 | United Kingdom | Coventry | The Phoenix
22.06.18 | United Kingdom | Manchester | Rebellion
23.06.18 | United Kingdom | Newcastle | Think Tank
24.06.18 | United Kingdom | Glasgow | Cathouse
25.06.18 | United Kingdom | Leeds | Temple of Boom
26.06.18 | United Kingdom | Milton Keynes | The Craufurd Arms
27.06.18 | United Kingdom | Oxford | The Cellar
07.07.18 | United Kingdom | Bradford | Underground (Dragonfest)
28.07.18 | United Kingdom | Bournemouth | The Anvil (Riff Fest)
04.08.18 | United Kingdom | Abingdon | Rabidfest
25.08.18 | United Kingdom | Bolton | Alma Inn
29.09.18 | United Kingdom | Sheffield | o2 Academy (hrh doom vs stoner fest)
30.11.18 | United Kingdom | Reading | Facebar

 Nightwish Announce UK Arena Shows.

NightwishTuesday 27th March 2018
Finnish symphonic metal gods NIGHTWISH released their brand new best-of compilation 'Decades' on March 9th through Nuclear Blast to celebrate more than two decades of their career. It's only right, then, that this milestone should be celebrated with an extensive world tour! Currently touring North America, the band are pleased to announce that they will be bringing the tour to the UK in December. This will also be the band's first UK tour since 2012, so these shows are absolutely not to be missed.
They have also revealed that special guests will be up and coming heavy metallers and label mates BEAST IN BLACK, led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist Anton Kabanen. Full tour dates are below.

Of this latest tour news, the band comments:
"The NIGHTWISH Universe is Expanding,
Let's light the British Beacons!"

'Decades: UK 2018'
w/ BEAST IN BLACK
08.12. London - The SSE Arena, Wembley
10.12. Birmingham - Arena
11.12. Manchester – Arena

Tickets go on sale March 29th at 9am via Live Nation: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/nightwish-tickets

Prior to this, the band will play Bloodstock Open Air in Derby on August 12th

 Behemoth Release Live Video.

BehemothMonday 26th March 2018
Polish black/death overlords BEHEMOTH recently announced the release of their new live DVD/Blu-ray entitled Messe Noire on April 13, 2018. Speaking about the release, singer, guitarist and main man Nergal said: "Messe Noire. Well, that is everything that the BEHEMOTH live magick represents, and we're stoked that we have a true representation on record for everyone out there to enjoy. 'Messe Noire' captures the true intensity of what we do as a band and the energy we share with our fans. This is also an exclamation mark, the perfect way to conclude »The Satanist« cycle which has been an overwhelming experience and amazing chapter in Behemoth's career and our lives so far! By the release of »Messe Noire« we would like to hail our legions all around the world for undying support! Now let the art speak...."

Messe Noire includes the band's victorious shows in Warsaw, Poland on October 8, 2016 and Brutal Assault 2016, as well as The Satanist cinematic archive featuring all of the official videos that are associated with the band's globally successful record of the same name. For a preview of Messe Noire, a live video of 'The Satanist' can be viewed now at:  https://youtu.be/bIiCCUlZNoM

The band released a crushing live cut of 'Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel' recently, which can be seen here:  https://youtu.be/WEoR9CioWlg

The release will be made available as limited earbook edition including the DVD, the Blu-ray and the CD, as well as DVD/CD resp. Blu-Ray/CD digibooks. The vinyl versions contain the Warsaw gig and will be available on silver, gold (Nuclear Blast Mail Order exclusive) and black vinyl.

See all formats below and pre-order below:

Limited Blu-Ray/CD Digibook:  http://nblast.de/behemothmnbluray
Limited DVD/CD Digibook:  http://nblast.de/behemothmndvd
Limited Edition Gatefold Double Silver or Gold Vinyl:  http://nblast.de/BehemothStore
Limited Double Gatefold Black Vinyl:  http://nblast.de/behemothmnblkvin
Limited Edition Earbook:  http://nblast.de/BehemothStore

TRACKLIST – DVD/Blu-Ray
Live Satanist (Warsaw 2016)
01. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
02. Furor Divinus
03. Messe Noire
04. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
05. Amen
06. The Satanist
07. Ben Sahar
08. In The Absence Ov Light
09. O Father O Satan O Sun!
10. Ov Fire And The Void
11. Conquer All
12. Pure Evil And Hate
13. At The Left Hand Ov God
14. Slaves Shall Serve
15. Chant For Ezkaton 2000

Live Assault (Brutal Assault 2016)
16. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
17. Furor Divinus
18. Messe Noire
19. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
20. Amen
21. The Satanist
22. Ben Sahar
23. In The Absence Ov Light
24. O Father O Satan O Sun!
25. Ov Fire And The Void
26. Conquer All
27. Chant For Ezkaton 2000

The Satanist cinematic archive
28. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
29. Messe Noire
30. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
31. The Satanist
32. Ben Sahar
33. O Father O Satan O Sun!

--

TRACKLIST - CD
Live Satanist (Warsaw 2016)
01. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
02. Furor Divinus
03. Messe Noire
04. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
05. Amen
06. The Satanist
07. Ben Sahar
08. In The Absence Ov Light
09. O Father O Satan O Sun!

--

TRACKLIST - VINYL
Live Satanist (Warsaw 2016)
Side A:

1. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
2. Furor Divinus
3. Messe Noire
4. Ora Pro Nobis Luficer

Side B:
1. Amen
2. The Satanist
3. Ben Sahar
4. In The Absence Ov Light

Side C:
1. O Father O Satan O Sun!
2. Ov Fire And The Void
3. Conquer All
4. Pure Evil And Hate

Side D:
1. At The Left Hand Ov God
2. Slaves Shall Serve
3. Chant For Ezkaton 2000

 Necrophobic Release New Music Video.

NecrophobicMonday 26th March 2018
Backed up by the tremendous success of their recent studio album “Mark Of The Necrogram”, Swedish death worshippers NECROPHOBIC have released a brand-new video for the album track 'Pesta'.

You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/6ApYgfDc308

Rated “album of the months” in magazines such as Dead Forever, Rock Hard, Close-Up, Legacy or Spark, “Mark Of The Necrogram” is an album filled to the brim with soon-to-be classic tracks: 'Pesta', 'Tsar Bomba', 'Lamashtu', 'Requiem Of A Dying Sun' or the all-devouring monster title track which combines all the elements that make NECROPHOBIC such an outstanding band – northern death metal mastery with wicked riffs, hellish voices, pounding rhythms and outstanding melodies.

This is not just another great album in an almost flawless discography. This is one of the best death/black metal albums from Sweden in recent years.

If you don’t own a copy yet, you may want to buy “Mark Of The Necrogram” in the format of your choice here: https://necrophobic.lnk.to/MarkOfTheNecrogram

 Groundculture To Release EP.

GroundcultureMonday 26th March 2018
On Sunday evening, March 18th, a brand new band was launched on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P Carter. The band is named GroundCulture and the world was introduced to the Newcastle quintet with 'Confessions', the band's first single. A video for the track has been released today and can be viewed below:
GroundCulture are pleased to announce the release of their self-titled debut EP, from which 'Confessions' is taken. The 'Groundculture' EP will be released on June 1st and feature six songs.

EP TRACKLISTING:
1) Derailed
2) Confessions
3) Deviate
4) Sculptures
5) Narrative
6) Compassion

Speaking of GroundCulture, vocalist Roy Watson says, "We are five segments of the same vision. We are one culture cursed by a disconnect inside the fabrics of our conscious mind. We are the backs against the wall, determined to inspire change through connection."

 Lamb Of God Revive Burn The Priest.

Legion XMonday 26 March 2018
RIAA-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Virginia band LAMB OF GOD may be one of the biggest bands in modern metal, but they will never forget where they came from. Mark Morton (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums) formed the first incarnation of the band, BURN THE PRIEST, in winter 1994 after meeting four years earlier as students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Less than a year later, in summer 1995, they met vocalist Randy Blythe before adding Chris Adler’s brother, Willie Adler (guitar), prior to transitioning to LAMB OF GOD – and the rest is global metal history.

Guitarist Mark Morton says, “To truly understand the essence of the band BURN THE PRIEST, one must first consider the landscape in which it began: the mid-90s. Grunge and alternative music ruled the airwaves. Social media and the internet had yet to assume their role as our collective sources for entertainment and cultural exchange. It was a time when DIY 'zines turned us onto new bands and regional scenes, and ‘copy and paste’ still implied a print shop and a glue stick.” 

BURN THE PRIEST’s self-titled debut album, released via Philadelphia-based Legion Records, documented what was, in essence, a primal punk band performing metal. Ultimately, as they grew in local popularity, the five-piece chose to stray away from their name to avoid being associated with satanic metal, choosing the name LAMB OF GOD.

Morton continues, “As our sound and songs developed, so did our goals… we began playing basement parties and warehouse shows and in doing so, we realized that the energy we were creating was transferable. The shows we played in those squats and warehouses [in Philadelphia] and the people we met there are forever embedded in our collective consciousness and the DNA of our band.”

As they enter their 20th year since releasing their first self-titled album as BURN THE PRIEST, the band will release a full-length covers album that reflects on the greatness of classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise - rock sub-genres that contributed to what LAMB OF GOD - and indeed, the world - now view as modern heavy metal.

As BURN THE PRIEST, the band presents Legion: XX – featuring tracks originally performed by Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, Quicksand, Ministry, Bad Brains, Melvins, S.O.D., The Accused, Big Black, and Richmond punk band Sliang Laos. The tracks are performed with the unmistakable precision that has kept the band vital for two decades, but ultimately harks back to the raw, punk-driven sound first explored by four unsuspecting college students and a line cook-turned-vocalist in their formative years. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, Legion: XX exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element.

“Our inauspicious beginnings somehow grew into something none of us had ever even imagined possible, let alone aspired to, however, this is the story of BURN THE PRIEST,” adds Morton. “The songs we chose to cover on this album reflect that story. They are touchstones from that point in time. The inspiration we gleaned from these bands and these songs carries through our work and our creative pursuits, even to this day. Many thanks to these bands for lighting our fire and endless gratitude to our fans around the world for keeping it lit.”

Legion: XX will be officially released on May 18, 2018 via Nuclear Blast and will be available for purchase via all physical and digital retailers. Pre-orders are available now at http://www.nuclearblaststore.co.uk/shop/nuclearblast/products.php?cat=5210. The limited edition gatefold vinyl includes a bonus track of “In The Meantime” (originally performed by Helmet). Hear short clips of each song at: http://btp.lnk.to/LegionXX.

“I’ve been an Accused fan since I was 14 when they were on the "Thrasher Skate Rock Volume 3” compilation with C.O.C. and all these amazing crossover bands,” says frontman Randy Blythe. “Their singer Blaine Cook was a huge influence on me, vocally.”

Drummer Chris Adler recalls,“‘Inherit The Earth’ hit me in the face soon after I managed to get my grubby mitts on the album sometime around ‘88. I got the Accused record at a “Yellow Banana” record store on Route 1 south of DC while in route back from my “counselor” to my home in Woodbridge, Virginia. I got home and grabbed my board and I rocked it on my Discman. At about 2:12 into the tune the clouds parted above me and on a loudspeaker, God bellowed down to me, ‘RECEIVE YOUR PURPOSE.’ That was the moment I knew that if I tried hard enough, I could convey myself and how I felt - with music. It will never be “ours,” and we know that about all the tunes we’ve covered, but hopefully one of them hit you in the face as I had been, and God will part the clouds for you, too.”

Legion: XX track listing:
1. Inherit The Earth
(originally performed by The Accused)
2. Honey Bucket
(originally performed by Melvins)
3. Kerosene
(originally performed by Big Black)
4. Kill Yourself
(originally performed by S.O.D.)
5. I Against I
(originally performed by Bad Brains)
6. Axis Rot
(originally performed by Sliang Laos)
7. Jesus Built My Hotrod
(originally performed by Ministry)
8. One Voice
(originally performed by Agnostic Front)
9. Dine Alone
(originally performed by Quicksand)
10. We Gotta Know
(originally performed by Cro-Mags)
11. In The Meantime *
(originally performed by Helmet) *on vinyl only

Blythe adds,“I have a radio show on Gimmie Radio, and [the station] is all metal shows except for mine. I do the punk rock show because I want to show the direct correlation between my band, and the punk scene going back to The MC5 and The Stooges. There is a direct link — look at old pictures of Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, and they're wearing Misfits, D.R.I., and C.O.C. t-shirts. They fused the technicality of metal with the intensity of punk rock. Before them, metal was like in slow motion. Speed metal bands were listening to Discharge. I beat that drum all the time when I talk to kids.”

Legion: XX is a sonic tribute to metal’s dark, dirty secret - the punk inspiration of all future heavy music to come.

 Skindred Release Video For 'Big Tings'.

SkindredMonday 26th March 2018
Skindred Release Lyric Video for New Single 'Big Tings' and Pre-order Link for new album goes live!

Big Tings is about the duality of having a burning, driving ambition (or ideas above your station) whilst being continually set back and plagued by your demons, vices, bad habits and neurosis and so on. - Says Drummer Arya Goggin

New Album 'Big Tings' is out 27th April 2018

Roaring and pounding, the follow-up to 2015`s Volume is a magnificent beast churning out heavy, distortion-laden riff punches melting into vocalist Benji Webbe`s frenzied rapping. Explosive metal and punk material rubs shoulders with smooth melodies – and of course Skindred wouldn`t leave us on the dancefloor without a hefty helping of their trademark Godzilla-esquely huge choruses.
 
Big songs, big sound, big tings!

Make sure to go see SKINDRED live at their 'Start the Machine Tour' all over the UK in April with special guests CKY and Danko Jones!


SKINDRED
/w CKY, Danko Jones
19.04.18 UK - Norwich / UEA
20.04.18 UK - Southampton / 02 Guildhall
21.04.18 UK - Nottingham / Rock City
22.04.18 Uk - Manchester / Academy
24.04.18 UK - Glasgow / 02 ABC
25.04.18 UK - Bristol / 02 Academy
27.04.18 UK - Leeds / 02 Academy
28.04.18 UK - London / 02 Academy, Brixton
29.04.18 UK - Birmingam / 02 Institute
More dates to be announced soon!


Release Lyric Video for New Single 
'Big Tings'

https://youtu.be/Ig3OWHHdmPY

Pre-Order Link for New Album Now Available 
'Big Tings'
 http://radi.al/BigTings


 Caliban To Release New Album 'Elements'.

CalibanMonday 26th March 2018
Two weeks prior to the release of their upcoming album, “Elements”, CALIBAN are unleashing their third single and video.

'Ich blute für Dich' features Matthi from Nasty and Sebastian “Sushi” Biesler from Eskimo Callboy on vocals. The video was also directed by Sebastian “Sushi” Biesler together with Mirko Witzki: https://youtu.be/Kr5q1fgpNmc

CALIBAN have already released two video clips for “Elements” which is due for release 06 April 2018 via Century Media Records.

Check out the band's previous two videos below.
“Before Later Becomes Never” feat. CJ McMahon of Thy Art Is Murder: https://youtu.be/PPptNPTIsHY
“Intoxicated”: https://youtu.be/9iznstzxsMs

The following formats are available for “Elements”:

  • Ltd. CD Box Set (including the Ltd. CD Digipak & patch, gym bag, 5 art cards and poster)
  • Ltd. CD Digipak & patch
  • Standard CD Jewelcase
  • LP+CD

Pre-order “Elements” here: https://caliban.lnk.to/Elements
“We used the elements Earth, Air, Fire, and Water as symbols for realization, ideas, power, and emotion,” guitarist Marc Görtz explains, talking about the album art work. “These symbols inspire us to continue to do what we love the most, which is to create, evolve, and be inspired by our music. And these elements directly correspond to the cover art, which was done by Marcel Gadacz (Dream On, Dreamer). He did the art for ‘Gravity’, so we’re happy to have him back.”

For “Elements”, CALIBAN brought back long-time collaborator—going all the way back to 2007’s “The Awakening”—and studio wizard Benny Richter to co-produce with Görtz at his Nemesis Studios. CALIBAN also hired on Germany-based Andy Posdziech (Any Given Day) and buddy Sebastian “Sushi” Biesler, as well as Australia-based Callan Orr (Dream On, Dreamer) to assist in the recording process. “Elements” was mixed by Görtz and mastered by Olman Viper, whose repertoire includes previous CALIBAN albums “I Am Nemesis” (2012), “Ghost Empire” (2014), “Gravity” (2016).

“The production on Elements was pretty different,” says Görtz. “The instrumental side of the production was produced by me, Andy, and Callan. Then, Benny and myself worked on fine-tuning the music. The vocals, however, were produced by Benny, with Sushi acting as a vocal coach. We wanted Benny to focus on the vocals and the vocal production. Getting them right was very important to us.”
 
The band is playing two exclusive and intimate release shows for the release of “Elements”, which are both sold out:
05.04.18 (DE) Berlin - Musik & Frieden SOLD OUT!
06.04.18 (DE) Cologne - Luxor SOLD OUT!
 
Catch CALIBAN live on one of the following festivals or shows:
26.05.18 (CH) Champéry - Irreversible Festival
01. - 03.06.18 (DE) Nürburg - Rock Am Ring
01. - 03.06.18 (DE) Nuremberg - Rock Im Park
07.06.18 (PT) Lisbon - Hell Of A Weekend
14. - 16.06.18 (DE) Ferropolis - With Full Force
15.06.18 (DE) Bremen - Tower
16.06.18 (DE) Hannover - Musikzentrum
18.06.18 (HUN) Budapest - Budapest Park
19.06.18 (AT) Hohenems - Event Center
28.07.18 (DE) Buchenberg - Rock The King Festival
03. - 05.08.18 (RU) Krasnodar - Taman Festival
16. - 18.08.18 (DE) Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Festival

 Camden Rocks Adds More Bands For 2018 Festival.

Camden RocksThursday 22nd March 2018
Camden Rocks Festival have confirmed more diverse rock and indie bands to the line-up for this year's event on June 2nd, with the announcement of Brighton indie rockers British Sea Power and cult, progressive metal band SikTh, whose festival appearance is their only London show this year:

"The last show we played with SikTh at Camden Rocks was an incredibly intense and intimate show. Hope we can bring that energy to this one. We didn't want to play London for a while but this offer came in and we couldn't refuse. Really excited."

These new headliners are joined by Camden favourites Echobelly and Danny Goffey (Supergrass) whose Britpop credentials were spawned on the streets of Camden's most famed venues.

Also announced today are The Rifles (acoustic) and Eliza & The Bear, British rockers Raveneye and 35 other bands that include: Vex Red, The Lafontaines, The Amorettes, Black Map (ex DEDG / FAR), Rews, Dirty Thrills, Sad Season, The Faim, Saint Agnes, Empire, Loom, AutoPilot (feat' Andy from The Enemy), Tim Muddiman, Iamwarface, Kris Barras, Man The Lifeboats, Brightlight City, The Luka State, Damn Dice, The Black Roses, Naked Six, L Sicario, This Year's Ghost, Weekend Recovery, Cavalcade, Wicked Splinters , Leontas, Riverchild, Bugeye, Shea, The Gulps, Via Dolorosa, Nash Albert, Calico Jack, Sarah Vista and the Henchman and Harry Pane.

Camden Rocks have also opened their annual main-stage band submission competition where a lucky act can sneak onto the bill of this year's event at the legendary KOKO venue. For a band to be in with a chance, submit them at http://po.st/CRF18bandsubmit.

North London's most prestigious rock festival has previously announced Mercury-prize nominees Maxïmo Park, fabled post-punk originators Public Image Limited (PiL), Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic, grebo gurus Pop Will Eat Itself, post-Sex Pistols legends The Professionals, British rap metal band Hacktivist and rock rappers Crazy Town.

Grab your tickets now whilst they are still available from www.camdenrocksfestival.com where you can also find the full line-up and all festival information.

Follow Camden Rocks online for updates at:
facebook.com/CamdenRocksFestival
twitter.com/CamdenRocksFest
instagram.com/camdenrocksfest/

General sale tickets are priced at £39.50 (subject to booking fee) and give festival goers access to all 200+ bands and 20+ venues on the festival.

Aftershow tickets are priced at £10 (subject to booking fee) and give festival goers access to the aftershow at KOKO 11pm – 3am.

Ticket terms and conditions can be found at our website.

 Mortiis To Re-release 'Perfectly Defect' Album.

MortisThursday 22nd March 2018
Mortiis' 'Perfectly Defect' album which was originally released in 2010 during the European comeback tour with fellow industrial stalwarts Combichrist and has since been long out of print, will be re-issued this year in both digital & physical format, including 3 strictly limited vinyl versions.

When 'Perfectly Defect' was first released, it was available in 2 versions - a 8 track (tour edition on cd) and a 10 track version (digital format), while the complete studio session actually contains 12 songs which will now all be available on the new 2018 version.

The re-issue of 'Perfectly Defect' is penned for release on 1st June 2018 via Mortiis' own label Omnipresence Records.
Mortiis comments: "At the time of the initial release, I had given up on working with a label as I was super pissed off with previous negative experiences in the record industry and decided I'd rather give the album away for free as a gift to our loyal fans during the comeback tour. It was a big fat 'fuck you' to certain industry vampires! I have since then calmed down and I'm super stoked to finally be able to give 'Perfectly Defect' the proper release it deserves on my own label! Just wait until you see the strictly limited vinyl editions."

'PERFECTLY DEFECT' 2018 track-listing:
1. Closer to the End
2. Perfectly Defect
3. The Sphere
4. Sensation of Guilt
5. Sole Defeat
6. Thieving Bastards
7. The Punished
8. Halo of Arms
9. Impossible to Believe
10. This Absolution
11. Hermaphro Superior
12. Contrition

 Hawthorne Heights Release Video For 'Just Another Ghost'.

Hawthorne HeightsThursday 22nd March 2018
Hawthorne Heights have released new music video for 'Just Another Ghost' with Substream Magazine. The track is the second single from Bad Frequencies, which is due out 27th April, 2018 via Pure Noise Records and is available for pre-order now at http://smarturl.it/HawthorneHeights.

You can watch 'Just Another Ghost' here
Singer and Guitarist JT Woodruff shares "Just Another Ghost is a song about floating through life, and the anxiety that comes with the feeling that life is passing you by.  One second you are having the time of your life, and the next second you feel all alone.  Your mood can go from euphoria to panic, until you eventually feel you aren't even there, or you are invisible." The track is the second single from Bad Frequencies, which is available for pre-order now at http://smarturl.it/HawthorneHeights.

Directed by Benny Gagliardi, the video features the band performing in two extremely different locations to create the feeling of being in different worlds.  On the video, Woodruff continues, "We wanted to have a video that matched that feeling and emotion, which is why we shot in two entirely different locations. We put flyers on the wall at Slidebar from life changing shows that each member of HH personally went to when we were growing up.  Then to capture the sadness and loneliness we drove out to Slab City California in a location that was perfectly isolation, like in a dream.  We wanted it to look like two entirely different worlds, because that's how life can feel sometimes.  Anxiety is powerful, and we wanted to capture that raw feeling."

The album was produced by Hawthorne Heights along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio), and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy Winner, NOFX, Social Distortion). The band previously worked with Ingram on the Hurt EP as well as Webb for "Push Me Away" which was released last summer ahead of their full run on the Vans Warped Tour.
Bad Frequencies Track Listing:
In Gloom
Pink Hearts
Crimson Sand
The Perfect Way To Fall Apart
Just Another Ghost
Bad Frequencies
Skylark
Edge Of Town
Starlighter (Echo, Utah)
Push Me Away
The Suicide Mile
Straight Down The Line
Pills


 The Used Reschdule UK Tour.

The UsedThursday 22nd March 2018
The Used are excited to announce their rescheduled live dates for the UK and Europe.

Following the cancellation of their tour in February due to bereavement, The Used will bring their mind-blowing live show to the following venues:

August 2018

27th Bristol, O2 Academy
28th Nottingham, Rock City
30th Manchester, O2 Ritz
31st London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Original tickets remain valid.  You can also purchase tickets from  www.theused.net or www.myticket.co.uk

 Black Honey Announce UK Headline Tour.

Black HoneyThursday 22nd March 2018
Black Honey, one of the UK's most notoriously good upcoming live bands, have announced a fresh handful of tour dates for May.

The Brighton four-piece ended 2017 on a high, supporting long-term friends Royal Blood on their massive UK arena tour, playing to their biggest crowds to date. Since then, they've been holed up in their studio putting the finishing touches on their hotly anticipated debut album – releasing a teaser track 'Dig' earlier this year.

Watch the video for 'Dig' HERE

But never ones to sit still, they have now announced a return to the road with a 6-stop run of headline dates across the UK, playing some of the cities they have yet to grace. Kicking off in Hull on the 9th May, they will travel across the country before playing a closing show in Portsmouth on the 15th.  No doubt they will be showcasing some brand new music in the live arena – where they have always thrived, these shows are not to be missed. See full dates below.
 
09/05 Welly Club, Hull
10/05 Sugarmill, Stoke
11/05 The Leadmill, Sheffield
13/05 The Globe, Cardiff
14/05 O2 Academy 2, Oxford
15/05 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

 Underoath Back With New Material.

UnderoathThursday 22nd March 2018
The audacity to profess your true self is a virtue. Moreover, the transparency to outwardly proclaim a significant shift in the sentiment you once held so sacred is both courageous and compelling. 
Underøath, who have announced both the release of their sixth album, Erase Me (April 6, Fearless Records), as well as a spate of worldwide tour dates, have unveiled the video for "Rapture".

"I think we really wanted to capture something different with this video," said guitar player Tim McTague of the video. "The song is so unique for Underøath and we have always been a visual band. I think being able to tell a visual story with an audible narrative that ties everything together is one of the things that makes Underøath special to fans. We are stoked to see the reaction."
Erase Me tracklist:

  1. It Has To Start Somewhere
  2. Rapture
  3. On My Teeth
  4. Wake Me
  5. Bloodlust
  6. Sink With You
  7. Ihateit
  8. Hold Your Breath
  9. No Frame
  10. In Motion
  11. I Gave Up


Erase Me pre-orders are available now, with digital pre-orders including an instant download of 'On My Teeth': http://found.ee/eraseme / http://found.ee/underoathbundles 
 
Underoath has confirmed a number of festival appearances for the summer:
 
June 15  Paris, France  Download Festival Paris
June 16  Amsterdam, Netherlands  Melkweg
June 21  Dessel, Belgium  Festivalpark Stenehi
June 22 - 24  Scheessel, Germany  Hurricane Festival
June 22 - 24  Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany  Southside Festival
June 23  Dessel Belgium  Graspop Metal Meeting
June 28  Prague, Czech Republic  Aerodrome Festival
June 29  Madrid, Spain  Download Festival Madrid
June 30  Ysselsteyn, Netherlands  Jera on Air
August 24  Reading, UK  Reading Festival
August 25  Leeds, UK  Leeds Festival
 Ink Announce UK Tour.

InkThursday 22nd March 2018
Recently launched, alt-rock trio INK. is pleased to reveal its first UK tour, traversing the length and breadth of the UK for 21 shows. The headline dates kick off on Friday 4th May at The Haunt in Brighton and conclude at the Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes on Tuesday 29th May. Special guests are still to be announced. The band will also perform at the Teddy Rocks Festival on Saturday 5th May, which raises funds to fight children's cancer. 

Dates rack up as follows:
Fri 4th May - BRIGHTON The Haunt
Sat 5th May - BLANDFORD Teddy Rocks Festival
Sun 6th May - PLYMOUTH The Junction 
Tue 8th May - EXETER The Cavern
Wed 9th May -BRISTOL The Exchange 
Fri 11th May - CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach 
Sat 12th May - BIRMINGHAM The Flapper 
Sun 13th May - NOTTINGHAM Bodega
Mon 14th May - SHEFFIELD The Corporation
Wed 16th May - MANCHESTER Star & Garter 
Thu 17th May - GLASGOW Garage Attic 
Fri 18th May - EDINBURGH The Mash House
Sat 19th May - NEWCASTLE Think Tank 
Mon 21st May - LEEDS The Key Club 
Tue 22nd May - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Wed 23rd May - LONDON Camden Assembly 
Thu 24th May - TUNBRIDGE WELLS Forum
Sat 26th May - SOUTHAMPTON Joiners 
Sun 27th May - NORTHAMPTON Roadmender Underground 
Mon 28th May - COVENTRY Kasbah
Tue 29th May - MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms 

All tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 23rd March. To buy tickets, visit INKWASHERE.COM or contact venue box offices. For more info or tickets for the Teddy Rocks Festival, visit: www.teddyrocks.co.uk.

Founded in 2017 by Dougie Poynter and Todd Dorigo, the lineup was completed with the addition of drummer Corey Alexander. INK. draws from a variety of influences, ranging from The Rolling Stones, Nick Cave, The National, and Nirvana to the writings of Alan Ginsberg, Vladimir Nabokov, Leonard Cohen, and Jack Kerouac.
R INK.'s debut 4-track EP 'HEAVEN' is out now [artwork attached] and available on all digital streaming services. Dorigo's velveteen voice and intricate guitar work, coupled with the phenomenal rhythm section of Poynter's melodic bass lines and Alexander's epic drum sound, blend their expansive influences into a maelstrom of skilfully crafted rock songs. Listen on Spotify.

Tracks include:
1. HEAVEN
2. FEVER
3. SYMPHONY WOMAN
4. BACK TO THE NOISE

 Teddy Rocks Festival Adds More Bands.

Teddy RocksThursday 22nd March 2018
Back and bigger than ever in 2018, Teddy Rocks Festival (presented by OnBuy.com) have announced their FINAL lineup which will see headliners Feeder and Ash and a huge range of talent perform at the Dorset-based festival which takes place place May 4-6th at Charisworth Farm. ALL proceeds from ticket sales go to Teddy20 supporting children with cancer.
Now in its sixth year, Teddy Rocks Festival (TRF) is excited to welcome Feeder and Ash as their headliners for Saturday (5th) and Sunday (6th) night. Joining them on this incredible and varied lineup are: (NEW ADDITIONS IN BOLD)

Friday:

Second Stage: (Sponsored by Vocalzone)


MC Lars
Press To Meco
Grumble Bee

Woes
Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Deltorers

Third Stage (Sponsored by The Greyhound)

Force Forgers
Stereoironics
Blurd
The Gusettes
Last Resort

Fourth Stage:

Dfyne
Inner City Smugglers
Kez Hinton
Jonny Phillips
 
Saturday:

Main Stage (Sponsored by Checkatrade.com)


Feeder
Mallory Knox
Eliza & The Bear
Turbowolf
INK
The Lafontaines

Dream State
Go Primitive
Towers
 
Second Stage (Sponsored by Vocalzone)

Devil Sold His Soul
Black Peaks
Palm Reader
Loathe
Shields
I, The Mapmaker
Home Wrecked
As Flames Rise
November Plot
 
Third Stage (Sponsored by The Greyhound)

Tragedy (All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees & Beyond)
Know Your Enemy ( A Rage Against The Machine Tribute)
Blinked 182
Upbeat Sneakers
Lunas
Sirpico
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
Teddy Rocks Introduces New Music
Bitch Falcon
Atlas Wynd
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
Holly Would Surrender
Endea
Trip Wizard

Fourth Stage

Quiet Donkeys
Ant Lewis
Danny Adams
Tom Aylott
Plastic Jeezus
Samantha & Carlos Heath
Tim Somerfield
The Polly Morris Band
Dave Griffiths
Issy Whitlock
 
Sunday:

Main Stage (Sponsored by Checkatrade.com)


Ash
The Magic Numbers
Spector
InMe
Saint Phnx
The Bad Flowers
DD Allen
Funeral Shakes
Hightown Parade
 
Second Stage (Sponsored by Vocalzone)

Sonic Boom Six
The Bottom Line
Milestones
Dead!
Wallflower
Nervus
The Hyena Kill
Weatherstate
Backwoods Creek
 
Third Stage (Sponsored by The Greyhound)

The Decatonics
Audio-Tonic
Skamaggedon
The Intercepteurs
Those Restless Knights
Punk On Your Hits
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ​
Teddy Rocks Introduces New Music
TrueHeights
Better Days
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
Punk On Your Hits
The Mistakes
Waiting For Earthquakes
The Undecided
 
Fourth Stage

Matt Black
27 Days
Tom Jones Tribute
Matt Underdown
Emma Hardy & The Cowboy Outfit
Rujiero
Neil Zebedee
Dawn Bailey
Fiona Fox
K8
 
2018's festival promises to be the biggest ever with over 80 acts, across 4 stages! There will be outdoor bars, amazing food stalls, Dodgeball, Zorb Football and Gladiator Jousting not to mention the Teddy Raves silent disco which will take place every night.
 
Day, weekend and camping tickets are available now from:https://teddyrocks.co.uk/tickets/

 Frank Turner Releases New Single 'Blackout'.

Frank TurnerTuesday 20th March 2018
Frank Turner reveals the first single from his new album Be More Kind today. Blackout is available through Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records and, says Turner, "is new territory for me, musically - a song you could even play in a club, it's about how we might collectively respond to social dislocation and collapse..."  The accompanying video was directed by Michael Baldwin and shot on the George Lucas stage at the famous Elstree Studios, the same studio complex where key scenes from numerous legendary films including Star Wars and the Indiana Jones trilogies have been shot over its 90 year history.

Be More Kind represents a thematic and sonic line in the sand for the 36-year-old. "I wanted to try and get out of my comfort zone and do something different," says Turner. 

After the stripped-down, live-sounding previous album Positive Songs..., Turner wanted to try a new approach for the record. With this in mind he recruited producers Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block, formerly of psychedelic-rock Texans White Denim, and Florence And The Machine and Halsey collaborator Charlie Hugall and the idea of recording a more rock-led album with tints of electronic-pop took shape. Be More Kind was made over a period of seven months, giving Turner the opportunity to turn songs on their head, try different versions and shake up the dynamics within his band. 

Be More Kind was inspired by a Clive James poem called Leçons Des Ténèbres: "I should have been more kind. It is my fate. To find this out, but find it out too late." "It devastated me the first time I read it," he says. "A lot of older, wiser people tend to say things like that, that the things that come out in the wash at the end of a human life are the way you treated the people around you. In the modern world, that's a lesson that all of us, myself included could do to learn." 

Turner recently announced the Be More Kind World Tour which will begin in April, with its first leg playing to over 200,000 people across the UK, the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, taking them through to Christmas. The first batch of announcements covers 120 dates. 

BE MORE KIND TOUR - UK & IRELAND DATES:

APRIL
13th     Manchester     Academy
15th     Dublin         The Academy 
18th     Belfast     The Limelight 
20th     Aberdeen     The Garage 
21st     Edinburgh     Liquid Room 
22nd    Newcastle     O2 Academy 
24th    Sheffield     O2 Academy    
25th    Liverpool     O2 Academy 
27th    Bristol         O2 Academy 
28th    Exeter Uni     Great Hall 
30th    Cambridge     Corn Exchange 

MAY
1st     Southampton     Guildhall 01/05/2018
2nd     Southend Cliffs Pavilion 02/05/2018 
4th     Leicester     O2 Academy 04/05/2018
5th    Oxford     O2 Academy 05/05/2018
8th     Hull         City Hall 
9th     Norwich     UEA 

 Johnathan Davis To Release Debut Solo Album.

Jonathan DavisTuesday 20th March 2018
Jonathan Davis, storied frontman of critically lauded rock band Korn, will be releasing his highly anticipated debut solo album Black Labyrinth on May 25 via Sumerian Records.  Pre-orders for the physical album are available now, at jonathandavis.com or sumerianmerch.com. Listen to 30-second clips of the entire album here: https://youtu.be/6NuIdKZZhv8

Diverse and progressive, Black Labyrinth represents a natural evolution for Jonathan, whose previous musical contributions have yielded two GRAMMY® Award wins, eight GRAMMY® Award nominations, worldwide sales of 40 million-plus, and countless sold out shows in nearly every corner of the globe. In addition to the album’s well-received first single, “What It Is,” which debuted as the #1 most added single on Rock radio, the new album includes “Final Days,” a melodic and atmospheric track, accentuated by subtle hints of sitar and tabla, the straightforward arena-rock anthem “Underneath My Skin,” and ten other tracks primarily recorded live to tape, a departure from Korn’s heavily calculated, meticulous, studio approach to creation. Longtime fans of Korn will still find the familiarity of the band’s unique and unforgettable vocals, synths and commanding guitars in key track’s like “What You Believe” and “Everyone.”

Inspired in part by the Ganzfeld Experiment, and the out of body experiments and hallucinations that often accompany it, Davis focused on religion, consumerism and apathy throughout the album. “There’s a level of enlightenment I want to achieve,” he confesses regarding Black Labyrinth. With all of the bullshit going, everyone is stuck on their fucking cell phones. This takes us way out of that. No matter how hard you try to fight bad things in your life, life will be what it is. It’s up to you to accept that, combat it, and move forward, or it’s up to you to be in denial. Then, it becomes a thorn in your side until you finally deal with it. This is it. Just deal with it.”

Black Labyrinth tracklist:
1. Underneath My Skin
2. Final Days
3. Everyone
4. Happiness
5. Your God
6. Walk On By 
7. The Secret
8. Basic Needs
9. Medicate 
10. Please Tell Me 
11. What You Believe
12. Gender
13. What It Is

Davis is no stranger to finding success while pushing the boundaries of music. Throughout over 20 years in music, his presence has coursed through film scores, popular video game franchises, and official remixes for the likes of Steve Aoki and more. Along the way, he has also lent his voice to tracks for everyone from Linkin Park to Tech N9ne
Jonathan Davis will bring these songs to the live arena for the first time in the UK with an exclusive appearance at DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, where he’s scheduled to play the Zippo Encore Stage. For tickets and more info check www.downloadfestival.co.uk  

 Danzig Announce 30th Anniversary UK Shows.

DanzigTuesday 20th March 2018
2018 marks the incredible 30 Year Anniversary for DANZIG. To commemorate the occasion, DANZIG will return to the UK for two exclusive performances in London and Glasgow in August 2018.

Launching a solo career that has to date spanned eleven albums, DANZIG’s self titled debut unleashed his inimitable and unique brand of heavy blues rock upon the world, providing him with a suitable vehicle for to embrace his obsession with all things dark and gloomy post Misfits. Creating a haunting, brooding atmosphere with his distinctive vocal style, he has never been afraid to experiment, progressing from simple, blues based metal to more atmospheric textures incorporating electronic and industrial flavours along the way.

Now, thirty years later, DANZIG returns for two very exclusive shows in the UK:

Aug, 6th 2018 UK - Glasgow, Barrowlands
Aug, 7th 2018 UK - London, Brixton Academy

Tickets are on sale 10am Friday 23rd March from https://myticket.co.uk/


 Sevendust Release New Music From Their New Album 'All I See Is War'.

SevendustTuesday 20th March 2018
US rockers Sevendust have unveiled the music video for the first single from their forthcoming new studio album, All I See Is War, set for release on May 11th via Rise Records. “Dirty” is the band’s first official music from the new release and the first music video to feature the band in it since the 2013 clip for “Decay.” The video for “Dirty” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/8avjkSoRSbk.

The new album, the first for Rise Records, was recorded last Autumn and was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette. All I See Is War is the follow up to 2015’s Kill The Flaw, a record that brought the band their highest album sales chart position of their career and a Grammy nomination. The album can be pre-ordered in various physical configurations via the band’s merch store at www.sevendust.com as well as from all digital retailers. Fans that pre-order will receive an instant download of “Dirty.” The single is available via Apple Music and Spotify - head to https://RiseRecords.lnk.to/AISIW for more information.

The track listing for All I See Is War is:       
1)      Dirty
2)      God Bites His Tongue
3)      Medicated
4)      Unforgiven
5)      Sickness
6)      Cheers
7)      Risen
8)      Moments
9)      Not Original
10)   Descend
11)   Life Deceives You
12)   The Truth

Sevendust head out on a US headline tour this Spring to launch All I See Is War. The tour kicks off April 20th with Memphis May Fire, Fire From The Gods, and Madame Mayhem also on the bill. Visit www.sevendust.com for more infor on the dates. Expect to see the band


 Lower Than atlantis Release New Video For 'I Would'.

Lower Than AtlantisTuesday 20th March 2018
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS have released a brand new live video for 'I Would.' Taken off the bands latest album 'Safe In Sound.'

You can watch 'I Would' here
Talking on the new video singer Mike Duce says "We were looking back through some live footage from last summer in preparation for the upcoming tour and enjoyed it so much that we wanted to share! Our good mate Tom Pullen put together the best bits soundtracked by one of our fave album tracks from 'Safe In Sound'! Thanks to anyone that was at one of these shows and we can't wait to play for everyone coming to one of these dates! (Please share etc. I'll be your mate.)" 

You can see the band on a huge 22 date tour across the UK, visiting every corner possible and heading to towns they have never performed in previously starting next month. They will also be headlining a very special hometown show on April 13th at the Watford Colosseum.

 This follows on from their huge Top 10 album 'Safe In Sound,' as well as headlining Brixton Academy.

You can see Lower Than Atlantis at the following dates:
Lower Than Atlantis tour 2018
2nd April - Engine Shed Lincoln
3rd April - Junction Cambridge
4th April - Assembly Leamington Spa
6th April - Sin City Swansea 
7th April - Muni Arts Centre Pontypridd
8th April - Guildhall Gloucester - Sold Out
9th April - Komedia Bath
11th April - Lemongrove Exeter
12th April - Engine Rooms Southampton - Sold Out
13th April - Colosseum Watford
14th April - Chinnerys Southend - Sold Out
15th April - Concorde 2 Brighton 
3rd May - o2 Academy Oxford
4th May - Sub89 Reading - Sold Out
5th May - Central Station Wrexham
7th May - Hangar34 Liverpool
8th May - Lemon Tree Aberdeen
9th May - Liquid Rooms Edinburgh
11th May - Empire Middlesbrough
12th May - Welly Hull
13th May - Fibbers York
14th May - Plug Sheffield

 Elvis Costello Announces June UK Tour.

Elvis CostelloTuesday 20th March 2018
Following his acclaimed DeTour solo tours of 2015 and 2016, Elvis Costello returns with The Imposters for 10 unmissable UK & Ireland Dates this summer.

Joined by backing vocalists Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee, Elvis Costello and The Imposters (drummer Pete Thomas, keyboardist Steve Nieve and bassist Davey Faragher) will be performing songs from their incomparable back catalogue. 

With the release of the sublime 'You Shouldn't Look At Me that Way', written for the movie 'Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool' late last year, Elvis Costello is currently working on a new album due for release later this year. 

Elvis Costello and The Imposters play the following UK dates:

June
Fri 15th                                   NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall
Sat 16th                                   WOODSTOCK, Blenheim Palace
Sun 17th                  CARDIFF, Millennium Centre (Festival of Voice 2018)
Sat 23rd                                   DUBLIN, Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Sun 24th                  EDINBURGH, Playhouse
Mon 25th                                NEWCASTLE, City Hall
Wed 27th                 SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion
Thu 28th                                  PLYMOUTH, Pavilions
Sat 30th                                   SUSSEX, Love Supreme Festival

July
Fri 6th                                     MANCHESTER, Castlefield Bowl (Sounds of the City 2018)

 Nine Inch Nails To Play London's Royal Albert Hall.

Nine Inch NailsTuesday 20th March 2018
Nine Inch Nails bring their incendiary live concert experience to the historic Royal Albert Hall on 24 June.
The 'musical, visual, emotional sensory onslaught' (The New York Times) of Trent Reznor’s industrial rock legends, framed against the iconic backdrop of Victorian opulence, promises to make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Hall’s rock heritage stretches back to the 1950s, with its roll call of acts a virtual who’s who of genre titans, from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan to Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Iggy Pop.

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We’re delighted to announce the Hall debut of one of the most innovative, influential and important rock acts of recent decades, the incomparable Nine Inch Nails. This career-spanning show will showcase the singular genius of Trent Reznor in a suitably iconic setting.”
Nine Inch Nails achieved worldwide renown in the 1990s for their seminal albums, ‘The Downward Spiral’ and ‘The Fragile’, while their most recent EP, ‘Add Violence, was released to critical acclaim last year. The second in a series of three, it follows December 2016’s ‘Not the Actual Events’, with Reznor hinting that a third instalment could be coming later this year.
The show on Sunday 24 June is a chance to catch what Billboard has hailed as “one of rock’s greatest live bands”. Nine Inch Nails have also won praise from NME for mixing “brutal, industrial classics with moments of tenderness” in a live setting.

Support will be from experimental electronic act Black Moth Super Rainbow.

Tickets for Nine Inch Nails at the Royal Albert Hall are on sale from noon on Friday, priced £35 to £75.

 Roger Daltrey To Release New Studio Album.

Roger DaltreyTuesday 20th March 2018
Polydor Records are proud to announce that legendary Who frontman, the 'rock vocalist's rock vocalist' Roger Daltrey is returning on June 1st with a brand new studio album 'As Long As I Have You'.
 
Daltrey has sold over 100 million records including 9 US & 10 UK top ten albums and 14 UK top ten singles. He's played over well over 2000 gigs in a career spanning over 50 years including venues such as Woodstock, Monterey Pop, Glastonbury (twice), Hyde Park (four times), The Isle Of Wight (three times), Desert Trip, Shea Stadium, The Superbowl half time show and Live Aid to name but a very few.
 
Roger has raised tens of millions of pounds for charity all over the world and was awarded a CBE for his work with The Teenage Cancer Trust and is in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the UK Music Hall Of Fame and has lifetime achievement awards from The Brits and from The Grammys
 
'As Long As I Have You' was produced by Dave Eringa, best known for his work with the Manic Street Preachers and on Roger and Wilko Johnson's album 'Going Back Home' and features Pete Townshend's inimitable guitar on seven tracks as well as guest performances from Mick Talbot on keyboards (Dexys, The Style Council) and Sean Genockey on lead guitar who has worked with Suede, Shame and The Proclaimers).
 
Work on 'As Long As I Have You' was started shortly after the top 5 gold selling 'Going Back Home' was released and continued during breaks on The Who's record breaking 50th anniversary tour 'The Who Hits 50'.
 
The album is a mixture of self-penned tracks such as Certified Rose and the soulful ballad 'Always Heading Home' along with songs that have inspired Daltrey over the years including Nick Cave's 'Into My Arms', 'You Haven't Done Nothing' by Stevie Wonder, Stephen Stills' 'How Far' and the title track originally recorded by Garnet Mimms in 1964; the year that Daltrey, Townshend, Entwistle and Moon changed their name from The High Numbers and became The Who.
 
Roger Daltrey on 'As Long As I Have You' "This is a return to the very beginning, to the time before Pete [Townshend] started writing our songs, to a time when we were a teenage band playing soul music to small crowds in church halls. That's what we were, a soul band. And now, I can sing soul with all the experience you need to sing it. Life puts the soul in. I've always sung from the heart but when you're 19, you haven't had the life experience with all its emotional trials and traumas that you have by the time you get to my age. You carry all the emotional bruises of life and when you sing these songs, those emotions are in your voice. You feel the pain of a lost love. You feel it and you sing it and that's soul. For a long time, I've wanted to return to the simplicity of these songs, to show people my voice, a voice they won't have heard before. It felt like the right time. It's where I am, looking back to that time, looking across all those years but also being here, now, in the soulful moment"
 
Roger will be headlining the Royal Albert Hall on March 22nd in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust.
 
ROGER DALTREY 'AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU'
RELEASED JUNE 1st 2018 ON POLYDOR LP/CD/DOWNLOAD/STREAM
 

  1. As Long As I Have You
  2. How Far
  3. Where Is A Man To Go?
  4. Get On Out Of The Rain
  5. I've Got Your Love
  6. Into My Arms
  7. You Haven't Done Nothing
  8. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
  9. Certified Rose
  10. The Love You Save
  11. Always Heading Home


 Evanescence To Embark On UK Tour.

EvanescenceTuesday 20th March 2018
In what promises to be the biggest year for EVANESCENCE yet, the group's"Synthesis Live"tour kicks off in the UK with two sold out nights at the Royal Festival Hall on March 30th and 31st.

Few people in rock music have the pipes of vocalist Amy Lee. Her soulful tone and distinguished sound are as identifiable as they are unique, and this time the band will be bringing a live orchestra and electronic programming out on the road with them, conducted by Susie Benchasil Seiter. Lee says "This will be our first time touring with orchestra and I'm so excited to perform this way-really focus on the vocals, and the emotion and the story we've built over the years"

Reviews from the US and Australian legs of the  tour have been ecstatic, with Variety commenting that "Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee made the leap from goth-rocker to opera diva last night, when she and the band led a 28-piece orchestra through a sold-out performance at the Greek Theatre. Lee firmly re-establishes herself as one of rock's pre-eminent vocalists, exhibiting an impressive range that still packs a wallop ....she and the ensemble turn the familiar material including crowd favorites like the GRAMMY-winning 'Bring Me To Life' into full-throttle, wide-screen epics, with themes of loss, guilt and self-doubt enlarged to tragedy on the Greek's proscenium. The arrangements substitute strings, woodwinds, brass, synths and drum machines for electric guitars and bass, a synthesis of rock, classical and EDM." The Sydney Morning Herald noted about their Opera House concert that ""With the theatrics up front and their old goth accents taking a back seat, the show presented Lee in the way she was perhaps always meant to be heard. 4****"

EVANESCENCE released SYNTHESIS, their fourth and most ambitious album to date in November last year. The band - lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist Jen Majura along with producers Will Hunt and orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell reworked classic Evanescence tracks along with two new songs, the first of which, entitled "Imperfection" can be heard HERE. The album includes a guest performance by celebrated violinist Lindsey Stirling on "Hi-Lo" the other new song on the album.

AMY LEE explains the meaning behind "Imperfection," "For me, this is the most important song on the album. It's for all the people we've lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression. I'm singing from the perspective of the person left behind, the person in the waiting room. It's a plea to fight for your life, to stay. Don't give into the fear- I have to tell myself that every day. Nobody is perfect.  We are all imperfect, and it's precisely those imperfections that make us who we are, and we have to embrace them because there's so much beauty in those differences. Life is worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for."

Catch EVANESCENCE on "Synthesis Live"in the following cities:
March 2018
Fri 30th                   Royal Festival Hall, London (SOLD OUT)
Sat 31st                  Royal Festival Hall, London (SOLD OUT)
April 2018
Mon 2nd                 02 Apollo, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
Tue 3rd                   Arena, Nottingham
Thurs 5th                Armadillo, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
Fri 6th                     City Hall, Sheffield (SOLD OUT)
Mon 9th                  Eventim Apollo, London –NEW DATE JUST ADDED
Tickets range from £39-85.

 Fickle Friends Announce Biggest UK Tour To Date.

Fickle FriendsTuesday 20th March 2018
In celebration of their hugely anticipated debut album 'You Are Someone Else' on Polydor Records, Fickle Friends announce their biggest ever UK headline tour.

Blessed with the same dedication to writing quirky anthems on their own terms as The 1975, the brittle icy synth flourishes of Chvrches and a new era indie pop IT girl in singer Natti Shiner, Fickle Friends have established themselves as the essential new British indie-pop band of 2018. They've played over 350 live shows together, been playlisted regularly on Radio 1 with an incredible string of singles including 'Brooklyn', 'Glue' and 'Hello Hello', headlined a sold-out London Forum – and all before announcing their debut album. Until now...

'You Are Someone Else' is an irresistible debut record, effortlessly capturing both the joy and uncertainty of growing up a 2017 millennial. Songs addressing social awkwardness, self-doubt, anxiety and the qualms of growing into young adulthood all through a prism of perfect timeless pop.

Fickle Friends are ultimately a great band with killer tunes who have worked hard at their trade and built a devoted fanbase the old fashioned way – playing as many shows as they could for as little cost, booking their own shows and writing songs on the road. Now, after huge festival shows at Reading and Leeds and a sold out Forum in London, things are slightly easier, but the dedication to writing undeniable songs and playing great gigs remains the same and they look set to dominate festival bills next year and play their debut album to the masses.

On writing their debut album, Natti says, " this album mostly talks about the feeling that you don't fit in your own life, forever craving something else. I felt like I was stuck in a perpetual nightmare of bad relationships and worry for so long and this collection of songs kinda pulled me out of that. We wrote and produced the bulk of everything between Jack's bedroom, the tour van and LA so it's been mostly DIY with an array of producers allowing us to get that extra 20%. We always wanted to make a record that made people dance and think at the same time. If any of these songs help anyone feel cool, or strong or even just less alone then we'll have achieved what we wanted."

Listen to Fickle Friends on Spotify HERE

Fickle Friends have also announced their biggest UK tour, including their biggest London show to date at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, tickets can be bought HERE.
See full dates below.

18/10 Bristol, SWX
19/10 London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
20/10 Cambridge, Junction 1
2
4/10 Glasgow, The Garage

25/10 Newcastle, Northumbria Institute
26/10 Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
27/10 Manchester, Academy 2


 Welcome To Ink.

Ink"Tuesday 20th March 2018
London-based Alt-Rock trio, INK. has today released its debut EP, ‘HEAVEN’.

Founded by Dougie Poynter (formerly of platinum selling UK bands, McFly and McBusted) and Todd Dorigo (former solo artist who has previously played Glastonbury and toured with Carl Barat of The Libertines) and completed by the addition of drummer Corey Alexander, INK. has drawn from a variety of influences ranging from The Rolling Stones, Nick Cave, The National, and Nirvana to the writings of Alan Ginsberg, Vladimir Nabokov, Leonard Cohen, and Jack Kerouac.

In its first musical offering, the 4-track 'HEAVEN' EP, the band clearly demonstrates its song-writing flair. Dorigo's deep, velveteen voice and intricate guitar work, coupled with the phenomenal rhythm section of Poynter's melodic bass lines and Alexander's epic drum sound, blend their expansive influences into a maelstrom of stirring and skilfully crafted rock songs.


 Five Finger Death Punch Announce Seventh Studio Album.

Five Finger Detah PunchTuesday 20th March 2018
Today, multi-platinum hard rock band, Five Finger Death Punch, have announced that they will be releasing their highly anticipated seventh full-length studio album, And Justice For None, on May 18. The long-awaited collection is available for physical pre-order today in the following formats: Standard physical CD (13 tracks), Deluxe physical CD (13 tracks + 3 bonus tracks + Deluxe artwork), Vinyl (13 tracks + 3 bonus tracks + Deluxe gatefold artwork). The band is also offering fans a variety of new CD/merchandise bundles. The digital album pre-order for And Justice For None will launch on April 6th here. Fans who pre-order the new album will also receive an exclusive ticket pre-sale code for Five Finger Death Punch's just announced 32-date North American summer co-headlining amphitheater tour with Breaking Benjamin.
 
Five Finger Death Punch are thrilled to be hitting the road for a massive series of co-headlining North American dates with Breaking Benjamin this summer. As special guests, they will bring along two of the most exciting new rock acts in the world: 3X GRAMMY Award-nominees Nothing More and Bad Wolves who are currently dominating the #1 spots on the mainstream, Rock and Metal charts in multiple countries around the world with their cover version of The Cranberries' "Zombie". The video for "Zombie" has garnered more than 15 million views in 2 weeks. The track has reached 3.2m streams and hit #3 on Spotify's Viral Global Top 50, as well as #4 on Spotify's Viral US Top 50. "Zombie" will appear on the band's debut album Disobey, due out May 18. Rolling Stone described the song, "Bad Wolves' interpretation of "Zombie" is moody like the Cranberries', though the instrumentation sounds clearer and more cutting."
 
The summer amphitheater tour, co-produced by Live Nation and Frank Productions, kicks off on July 16, 2018 in Seattle, WA and will make stops in 32 North American cities. Last week, select dates were announced via Live Nation's Ticket To Rock program. Today, all dates are now available and VIP presale begins today at 12:00 PM EST. Fan Club members have access to the presale tomorrow, March 14 at 10:00 AM EST. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 16 at 10:00 AM at LiveNation.com. Watch a world premiere sneak peek of music from the new 5FDP album in this exclusive tour trailer here. For tickets to the biggest can't-be-missed rock event of the summer, VIP offerings and more info on the tour go here.
 
"When I'm asked for a tour quote I'm always scratching my head... Is there anything to add?" says Five Finger Death Punch guitarist, Zoltan Bathory. "We are putting together 2018's biggest Hard Rock tour of the Summer; where even the first band on the bill has a massive hit single around the world. There will be fire, there will be lights and it's going to be loud. An experience you can't just download, you have to be there. We all get about 80 summers in our lifetimes, so make them count."
 
"This is the type of tour package that is all too rare nowadays," adds Larry Frank, Owner Frank Productions/Live Nation. "Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Nothing More, and Bad Wolves is the kind of tour that keeps music alive and exciting and at the same time introduces the audience to newer bands that will become the next generation of arena rock acts."
 
Fans purchasing a ticket to the tour will also support a good cause. The co-headliners will donate $0.50 from each ticket sold to two charity organizations close to their hearts. Five Finger Death Punch has chosen C.O.P.S - Concerns Of Police Survivors, an organization whose mission is rebuilding shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths, through partnerships with law enforcement and the community. Breaking Benjamin has chosen Prevent Child Abuse America to help counteract the abuse and neglect of our nation's children by promoting services that improve child well-being and developing programs that help to prevent all types of abuse and neglect.
 
The current singles of Five Finger Death Punch ("Gone Away", #6), Breaking Benjamin ("Red Cold River", #4) and Nothing More ("Do You Really Want it?", #7) have all entered the U.S. Top Ten Rock Chart with Bad Wolves closely following on their heels with "Zombie" at #14.
 
Five Finger Death Punch's current single, "Gone Away" (their own rendition of The Offspring's 1997 hit single) has received over 7 million streams since its debut, over 15 million video views on YouTube and topped the iTunes rock and metal charts globally. The song continues to climb up the rock charts and is already at #6 this week. Check out the official video for "Gone Away" and the lyric video.
 
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is Ivan Moody (vocals), Zoltan Bathory (guitar), Jeremy Spencer (drums), Jason Hook (guitar) and Chris Kael (bass).
 
Five Finger Death Punch + Breaking Benjamin Summer Tour Dates
* - 5fdp & Bad Wolves only/ ** - 5fdp, Breaking Benjamin & Bad Wolves only
7/16/18 – White River Amphitheatre – Seattle, WA **
7/18/18 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA **
7/20/18 – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
7/21/18 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
7/24/18 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
7/25/18 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
7/27/18 – FivePoint Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
7/29/18 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM **
8/1/18 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
8/3/18 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX **
8/4/18 – Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
8/6/18 – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove – Southaven, MS
8/7/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
8/9/18 – Heritage Park Amphitheatre – Simpsonville, SC
8/11/18 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
8/12/18 – Verizon Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
8/14/18 – KeyBank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
8/15/18 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
8/17/18 – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
8/18/18 – Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
8/20/18 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
8/22/18 – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY **
8/24/18 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
8/25/18 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ **
8/28/18 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
8/29/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
8/31/18 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Indianapolis, IN **
9/1/18 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
9/3/18 – Darien Lake Amphitheater – Darien Center, NY
9/6/18 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY **
9/7/18 – XFINITY Theatre – Hartford, CT
9/9/18 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH **
 
Previously Announced 5FDP Spring Festival Dates 
4/20/18 – KUPD's UFEST – Tempe, AZ
4/21/18 – Las Rageous – Las Vegas, NV
4/27/18 – Welcome To Rockville – Jacksonville, FL
4/28/18 – Fort Rock Fest – Sunrise, FL
5/5/18 – Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
Previously Announced 5FDP / Shinedown Spring US Tour Dates
5/6/18 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
5/8/18 – Rupp Arena – Lexington, KY
5/10/18 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
5/11/18 – Westfair Amphitheatre – Council Bluffs, IA
5/12/18 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI *
5/14/18 – Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
5/16/18 – Legacy Arena – Birmingham, AL
5/17/18 – Ford Center– Evansville, IN
5/18/18 – Mark of the Quad – Moline, IL
5/20/18 – Alerus Center – Grand Forks, ND
5/30/18 – Casper Events Center – Casper, WY              

 PArkway Drive Announce Sixth Studio Album.

Parkway DriveTuesday 20th March 2018
Epitaph Records is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Reverence, the sixth studio album from Australian metal band Parkway Drive. Due out May 4, Reverence is the most sonically adventurous and emotionally intense effort yet from the Byron Bay-based five-piece.

"Reverence represents the most honest and personal record we have ever created," says Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall. "It has been born through pain, sacrifice, and conviction, with the ultimate goal of expanding not only what Parkway Drive stand for musically, but who we are as people. Thank you for listening."

Today marks the premiere of "The Void," one of the many heart-shredding anthems featured on Reverence. Directed by Allan Hardy, the video fully channels the furious energy of "The Void," a track built on thrashing rhythms, ferocious vocal work, and deeply infectious melodies.

Watch "The Void" here: LINK TK

Produced by longtime Parkway Drive sound engineer George Hadjichristou, Reverence arrives as the follow-up to 2015's IRE—Parkway Drive's most hugely successful album to date and a major force in boosting their ever-growing worldwide following. In addition to broadening the band's sonic palette, Reverence offers up some of Parkway Drive's most devastating songs yet. 

TRACKLIST FOR REVERENCE:

1. Wishing Wells
2. Prey
3. Absolute Power
4. Cemetery Bloom 
5. The Void 
6. I Hope You Rot 
7. Shadow Boxing 
8. In Blood 
9. Chronos 
10. The Colour Of Leaving 

Along with McCall, Parkway Drive features guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling, bassist Jia O'Connor, and drummer Ben Gordon. Formed in Byron Bay in 2002, the band has released five studio albums, all on Epitaph: Killing with a Smile (2005), Horizons (2007), Deep Blue (2010), Atlas (2012), and IRE (2015). With all five albums certified gold in Australia, Parkway Drive have also released two platinum-selling DVDs (2012's Home is for the Heartless and 2009's Parkway Drive: The DVD).

A few days ago, Parkway Drive announced two surprise shows in Brussels (AB Club) on March 13th and London (Underworld) on March 16th. Both shows were completely sold out in less than an hour.

They will return to Europe and the United Kingdom this Summer to play some of the biggest festivals on the continent, as well as a handful of headlining shows. Please see below for full details. 

PARKWAY DRIVE TOUR DATES

June 1st, 2018 – Nijmegen, FortaRock (NL) - TICKETS      
June 2nd,2018 - Nürburgring, Rock Am Ring (DE) – TICKETS          
June 3rd, 2018 - Nürnberg, Rock Im Park (DE) - TICKETS            
June 5th, 2018 - Lyon, Le Radiant (FR) – TICKETS
June 6th, 2018 - Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm Open Air (AT) – TICKETS              
June 7th, 2018 - Interlaken, Greenfield (CH) - TICKETS    
June 9th, 2018 – Donington, Download Festival (UK) – TICKETS
June 14th, 2018 – Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock (AT) – TICKETS
June 15th, 2018 – Wroclaw, A2 (PL) – TICKETS    
June 16th, 2018 -  Gräfenhainichen, With Full Force (DE) - TICKETS                           
June 18th, 2017 – Stockholm, Fryshuset (SE) – TICKETS   
June 19th, 2018 – Oslo, Rockefeller (NO) – TICKETS         
June 20th, 2018 – Gothenburg, Pustervik (SE) – TICKETS
June 21st, 2018 – Copenhagen, Copenhell (DK) – TICKETS             
June 22nd, 2018 – Dessel, Graspop (BE) – TICKETS            
June 23rd, 2018 – Clisson, Hellfest (FR) – TICKETS                                                                                            
June 26th, 2018 – Roma, Rock in Roma (IT) – TICKETS 
June 28th, 2018 – Airfield, Panensky Tynec Aerodrome (CZ) – TICKETS   
June 29th, 2018 – Madrid, Download Festival (ES)  – TICKETS                      
June 30th, 2018 - Vana-Vigala, Hard Rock Laager (EST) – TICKETS
July 1st, 2018 – Helsinki, Tuska Open Air (FI)  – TICKETS

 Matt Cardle Back With New Album 'Time To Be Alive'.

Matt CardleTuesday 13th March 2018
Matt Cardle makes a most welcome return to Sony Music on April 27th with the release of new album 'Time To Be Alive'. Lead single 'Desire', an electronic, hook laden delight serves as the perfect introduction to Matt's new sound.

The striking record sees Cardle collaborate with Jim Eliot (Kylie, Will Young, Ellie Goulding) Christopher Elms (Bjork, Anohni, Alanis Morrisette) Dan McDougall (Liam Gallagher), Dimitri Tikovoi (MNEK, Goldfrapp) and James Hayto & James Jackman (George Michael).

Matt has reinvented his sound on 'Time To Be Alive', fusing electronica, gospel, rock and soul. The lyrics are all personal observations on addiction, redemption, atonement and eventual contentment. It's a collection that will surprise, and one Matt is incredibly proud of.

All but one of the album's 14 songs were co-written by Cardle. They reveal a portrait of an artist struggling with personal battles, but ultimately winning the war. Producer Jim Eliot was chosen by Matt to help him translate these intimate songs into an electronic, soulful album, which was primarily recorded at Jim's Hay-on-Wye studio, and at Sarm Studios in London. 'Time To Be Alive' was mixed in Stockholm by Christopher Elms, best known for his work with Bjork.

Early into the writing process, Matt spent six months in the lead role of West End hit musical 'Memphis'. He received the Best West End Debut award from 'What's On Stage' for his portrayal of Huey Calhoun.
As the resounding winner of The X Factor's highest rating series ever in 2010, over 19 million viewers tuned in to see Matt triumph with his breathtaking four- octave vocal range.

Matt grew up on a steady diet of heavy metal (Rage Against the Machine, Korn) but also admits to a love of Katy Perry, Lady GaGa and the late Michael Jackson. His platinum-selling debut 'Letters' was released in 2011, followed by 'The Fire' (2012). Both albums went top ten while 'Porcelain' debuted at 11 driven by the Melanie C duet 'Loving You'.

Now back on Sony, 'Time To Be Alive', Matt's 4th studio album, is his first LP release since 'Porcelain' in 2013 and showcases Matt's new found maturity as a singer, songwriter and musician.

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands For 2018 Festival.

Bloodstock Open AirTuesday 13th March 2018
The countdown is ON!  Just 21 weeks until the metal hoardes invade Catton Park's hallowed ground for BLOODSTOCK and we're expecting another sold out event in 2018!  As Spring begins, we've plenty more bands to announce, so let's unveil the latest additions!

Death metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE join us as Saturday's special guests on the Ronnie James Dio main stage!  If you're missing them on their current UK tour, don't despair, BLOODSTOCK is here to rectify that situation!  Check out the Tampa, FL-based band's horror flick video for 'Code of the Slashers' taken from current album, 'Red Before Black' and warm up those necks for August! - https://youtu.be/afrGiaxOorc.

If you're a fan of bands like Lamb of God and Machine Head, don't miss Friday's Sophie Lancaster stage special guests, BLEED FROM WITHIN.  The hotly tipped Scottish metal crew will no doubt be sharing a few choice cuts from their upcoming fourth studio album 'Era', set for release this April via Century Media.  Wrap your ears around first single 'Alive' at https://youtu.be/BCCpdwzCHvk.

Epic doom brotherhood, GODTHRYMM also join the Sophie stage bill on Friday.  Featuring ex-members of Vallenfyre, My Dying Bride, Anathema, Solstice and Malediction, head over to http://www.transcendingrecords.com/media/godthrymm/ to find out more and download some heavy tunes for free!
BLOODSTOCK is always proud to give bands from far-flung places the opportunity to play in front of a big crowd and our media friends, so this year we're excited to welcome UNDERSIDE all the way from Nepal!  The band join us for a slot on Sunday's Sophie stage.  Get clued up on these torch bearers for the Asian metal scene over at their official website: http://undersidenepal.com.

Come join us in August!  Standard weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun.  Grab yours at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for an email reminder so you don't miss out when single day tickets go on sale at the end of June.  Register your interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

Thinking about your route to BLOODSTOCK yet?  Official travel partner BIG GREEN COACH are more than happy to transport you, your mates and all your camping essentials from 21 pick-up points all over the country to right inside the BLOODSTOCK gates.  For more details, watch https://youtu.be/wqT7Rt2B60E.  Alternatively, if you're driving to the festival and have a space in your car, or are seeking a ride from your area, post your trip on GOCARSHARE's website to match up with a friendly metaller and help each other ride to BLOODSTOCK!  You'll even be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to next year's festival just by using the GOCARSHARE scheme!  Full details over at http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday's bill toppers NIGHTWISH announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we're more excited than ever for BLOODSTOCK 2018!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
 BC Place                                              On sale March 19

 Jay Z And Beyonce Team Up For World Tour.

Jay Z And BeyonceTuesday 13th March 2018
JAY-Z AND BEYONCÉ are joining forces for the newly announced OTR II stadium tour. Kicking off Wednesday, June 6th in Cardiff, UK, the international outing will stop in 15 cities across the UK and Europe and 21 cities in North America. The full itinerary can be found below.

The tour is presented by Live Nation Global Touring in association with Parkwood Entertainment and Roc Nation.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Monday, March 19th at LiveNation.com and all usual outlets.  On-sale dates and times vary (full on-sale schedule provided below).

Citi is the official credit card for the OTR II stadium tour and as such, Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity for show dates in the United States, Europe and the UK. For performances going on sale on Monday, March 19th in the US and Europe, Citi cardmembers may purchase tickets beginning Wednesday March 14th at noon through Saturday, March 17th at 5pm (Citi pre-sale in Paris ends Friday, March 16th at 6pm). For concerts in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Poland, Citi cardmembers may access tickets starting Monday, March 19th at noon through Thursday, March 22nd at 5pm prior to the general on-sale on Friday, March 23rd.  For complete pre-sale details visit: citiprivatepass.com.

Beginning Wednesday, March 14th at 9am in North America and 10am in the UK and Europe (all times local), members of the Beyhive and TIDAL subscribers will have a pre-sale opportunity for all dates. To join the Beyhive and get access to tour pre-sales, go to Beyonce.com. TIDAL members can find details for purchasing  tickets on TIDAL.com or via the TIDAL mobile, web and desktop apps.

Watch the tour trailer now on TIDAL. Embed code available here: http://tdl.sh/OTRII.

In the summer of 2014, Beyoncé and JAY-Z performed six weeks of sold out stadium dates across North America with their highly anticipated ON THE RUN tour. The tour closed with two international dates in Paris, France that were filmed for an HBO special that received an Emmy nomination.   



OTR II UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:

June 06            Cardiff, UK                   Principality Stadium                            On sale March 23
June 09            Glasgow, UK                Hampden Park                                     On sale March 23
June 13            Manchester, UK           Etihad Stadium                                    On sale March 23
June 15            London, UK                  London Stadium                                  On sale March 23
June 19            Amsterdam, NL             Amsterdam Arena                                  On sale March 19
June 23            Copenhagen, DK          Parken Stadium                                    On sale March 19
June 25            Stockholm, SW             Friends Arena                                        On sale March 23
June 28            Berlin, DE                     Olympiastadion                                     On sale March 19
June 30            Warsaw, PL                  Stadion Narodowy                                 On sale March 23
July 03              Cologne, DE                 RheinEnergieStadion                             On sale March 19
July 06              Milan, IT                        San Siro                                               On sale March 19
July 08              Rome, IT                       Stadio Olimpico                                    On sale March 19
July 11              Barcelona, ES               Olympic Stadium                                   On sale March 19
July 14              Paris, FR                      Stade de France                                    On sale March 19
July 17              Nice, FR                       Allianz Riviera                                       On sale March 19
 
 
OTR II NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
 
July 25              Cleveland, OH               FirstEnergy Stadium                              On sale March 19
July 28              Washington, DC            FedEx Field                                          On sale March 19
July 30              Philadelphia, PA            Lincoln Financial Field                           On sale March 19
Aug. 02             E. Rutherford, NJ          MetLife Stadium                                    On sale March 19
Aug. 05             Boston, MA                   Gillette Stadium                                     On sale March 19
Aug. 08             Minneapolis, MN            US Bank Stadium                                  On sale March 19
Aug. 10             Chicago, IL                    Soldier Field                                          On sale March 19
Aug. 13             Detroit, MI                     Ford Field                                             On sale March 19
Aug. 18             Buffalo, NY                   New Era Field                                       On sale March 19
Aug. 23             Nashville, TN                 Vanderbilt Stadium                                On sale March 19
Aug. 25             Atlanta, GA                   Mercedes Benz Stadium                        On sale March 19
Aug. 29             Orlando, FL                   Camping World Stadium                        On sale March 19
Aug. 31             Miami, FL                      Hard Rock Stadium                               On sale March 19
Sept. 11            Arlington, TX                 AT&T Stadium                                      On sale March 19
Sept. 13            New Orleans, LA           Mercedes-Benz Superdome                   On sale March 19
Sept. 15            Houston, TX                  NRG Stadium                                        On sale March 19
Sept. 19            Phoenix, AZ                  University of Phoenix Stadium                On sale March 19
Sept. 22            Los Angeles, CA           Rose Bowl                                            On sale March 19
Sept. 27            San Diego, CA              SDCCU Stadium                                   On sale March 19
Sept. 29            Santa Clara, CA            Levi's Stadium                                      On sale March 19
Oct. 02              Vancouver, BC             
 X Japan For Reunion Show.

X JapanTuesday 13th March 2018
X JAPAN has announced that it will perform a pair of solo concerts to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their re-unification -- "X JAPAN LIVE 2018 pre-American music festival appearance PREMIUM GIGS ~ YOSHIKI: A Night Of Resurrection ~" -- on April 10 and 11 at Zepp DiverCity (Tokyo).


On March 8, X JAPAN leader YOSHIKI (drums, piano) appeared live from Los Angeles via his "YOSHIKI CHANNEL" broadcast on the NicoNico live-streaming service. The program, titled "X JAPAN Breaking News ~ YOSHIKI makes a sudden appearance from overseas ~", featured YOSHIKI himself announcing the concert dates. Scheduled special guests include Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses) and Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), who performed with X JAPAN in three reunion shows at the Tokyo Dome in March 2008.

X JAPAN is scheduled to perform on April 14 and 21 at the Coachella 2018 Music Festival in Indio, California. Since YOSHIKI's return from surgery last year, this series of concerts will be his first full stage performances on drums. During the broadcast, YOSHIKI said that he would play drums as much he can be allowed, and that these performances would be a test of his resolve.

Tickets to "X JAPAN LIVE 2018 Pre-American Music Festival Appearance PREMIUM GIGS ~ YOSHIKI: A Night Of Resurrection ~" will be available starting today via the fan clubs for each respective member of X JAPAN. In addition, remote live viewing theatrical broadcasts of the concert will take place on April 11 in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea.

"X JAPAN LIVE 2018 pre-American music festival appearance PREMIUM GIGS ~ YOSHIKI: A Night Of Resurrection"
Concert dates: April 10 (Tuesday), 11 (Wednesday), 2018
Venue: Zepp DiverCity
Doors open: 6:00 p.m. Performance begins: 7:00 p.m.
*Special guests: Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses) and Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit)

Information (Japanese): http://www.yoshiki-mobile.jp

VIDEO: "Yoshiki's return to drums! X Japan to perform at Coachella 2018″
https://youtu.be/YcRTKVW5tgM

 Tokio Myers Teams Up With Jazmin Sawyers.

Tokio MyersTuesday 13th March 2018
Tokio Myers has teamed up with medal winning athlete Jazmin Sawyers for an incredible reworking of the classic 'Jerusalem' for the Official England Commonwealth Games Anthem. The single is released with npower on Syco Music March 16th.

Recorded last month at Abbey Road Studios with a 54 piece orchestra, 10 person choir, Jazmin on vocals and Tokio on a multitude of keyboards, 'Jerusalem' is an inspiring choice for Team England. Max Whitlock, Jack Laugher, Ellie Robinson and Lois Toulson all attended the recording session. The Commonwealth Games kick off April 4th in Australia.

Tokio Myers won Britain's Got Talent last summer and since then released his acclaimed debut album 'My Generation' which entered the UK chart at number 4 and has sold over 100,000 so far. Tokio embarks on an 18 date UK tour next month including 3 shows at 3 different London venues.

Jazmin Sawyers, a 23 year old long jump specialist from Stoke, won a silver medal at the 2014 Glasgow Games. Last year she sang on ITV's the Voice and made it through the Blind Auditions on team Will.i.am.

'I feel honoured and privileged to be able to put my own spin on this iconic track" Tokio Myers said.

'It's always an honour representing Team England in the Games," says Jazmin. 'It's even more special to be singing vocals on Jerusalem, especially because I was able to record it in front of my teammates. It's definitely going to push me harder in training and on the track."

Max Whitlock MBE, Team England Gymnast and winner of 2 Olympic Gold Medals and 3 Olympic Bronze Medals says: "It's brilliant to have this updated version of the track and to have experience the recording day. I can safely say, I now know the words to Jerusalem!"

 Press To Meco To Headline Camden Black Heart In April.

Press To MecoTuesday 13th March 2018
British alt-rock trio Press to MECO have just announced theywill play a headline show at The Black Heart in London on 11th April, following the release of their new album, “Here’s To The Fatigue”. Wallflower and Future Love will support.
“The Black Heart is one of our favourite London venues. We’re excited to play these new songs and celebrate finally releasing this album!” 
- Press to MECO

Tickets are available here: http://www.seetickets.com/tour/press-to-meco-album-launch
The band will also play a free in-store show at Banquet Records, Kingston on the day of their album release. 
Press to MECO recently released a video for their latest single “Familiar Ground” which you can check out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6ELFmsC3y8
Written in a concrete garage on the backstreets of suburban Croydon and crafted in a barn in Dripping Springs, Texas, “Here’s To The Fatigue” sees Press to MECO refine the songwriting finesse of their debut which won them a nomination for Independent Album of The Year at the 2016 AIM Awards, to create an incredibly emotive and powerful new beast. The album was recorded, produced and mixed by ‘Machine’ at The Machine Shop (Every Time I Die, Lamb Of God, We Came As Romans).
“Here’s To The Fatigue” Track listing:
1. Intro
2. Familiar Ground
3. Here's to the Fatigue
4. If All Your Parts Don't Make a Whole
5. Skip the Crawl
6. A Place in it All
7. Howl
8. A Quick Fix
9. Itchy Fingers
10. The Things That We Don't Talk About
11. White Knuckling

Pre-orders are available at the following link: https://fanlink.to/presstomeco
Check out the previously released videos from "Here's To The Fatigue":
If All Your Parts Don't Make A Whole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYuCzyemaXk
Here's To The Fatigue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-pmGdsb8NQ

Press to MECO Live 2018
30.03 - Kingston, Banquet Records - Tickets
11.04 - London, The Black Heart - Tickets
04.05 - Dorset, Teddy Rocks Festival
02.06 - London, Camden Rocks Festival
13.07 - Cheltenham, 2000 Trees Festival
08.09 - Corby, Rocked Up Hootenany

 Napalm Death Stream New Song.

Napalm DeathFriday 9th March 2018
Since UK’s Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are soon to release the special 2CD, 2LP and Digital Download compilation “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” on March 30th, 2018 via Century Media Records, a second single for this special release is being made available today.
Check out “Call That An Option?” here: https://youtu.be/qugUJQUzma0

Previously, the track “Oh So Pseudo” was launched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZzrZtOd2Po

Main streaming / Pre-order link: https://napalmdeath.lnk.to/CodedSmearsAndMoreUncommonSlurs

“Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” will include a total of 31 songs in a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH. Here is a complete track-listing with explanations for the source of each song:

NAPALM DEATH – “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”:
1. Standardization (02:46) -> LP-only bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
2. Oh So Pseudo (02:36) -> Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
3. It Failed To Explode (03:38) -> Japan-only bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
4. Losers (04:22) -> Bonus track from “The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code” album sessions 2004.
5. Call That An Option? (03:03) -> Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006.
6. Caste As Waste (03:06) -> Japan-only bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
7. We Hunt In Packs (03:49) -> Japan-only bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008.
8. Oxygen Of Duplicity (03:30) -> From Melvins Split EP, recorded 2013.
9. Paracide (01:39) -> Gepopel cover / Japan-only bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
10. Critical Gluttonous Mass (02:26) -> Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
11. Aim Without An Aim (03:05) -> Bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
12. An Extract (Strip It Clean) (03:12) -> From Split EP with Heaven Shall Burn, recorded 2014.
13. Phonetics For The Stupefied (03:29) -> From Split EP with Voivod, recorded 2014.
14. Suppressed Hunger (03:09) -> Bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008.
15. To Go Off And Things (02:29) -> Cardiacs cover / From Split EP with Melvins, recorded 2013.
16. Clouds of Cancer / Victims Of Ignorance (02:06) -> G-ANX cover / Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
17. What Is Past Is Prologue (02:57) -> Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
18. Like Piss To A Sting (01:31) -> From Split EP with Melt Banana, recorded 2014.
19. Where The Barren Is Fertile (02:22) -> From Split EP with Melt Banana, recorded 2014.
20. Crash The Pose (01:33) -> Gauze cover / Japan-only bonus track from “The Code Is Red...Long
Live The Code” album sessions 2004.
21. Earthwire (02:55) -> Download only as DZI Foundation benefit following the 2015 Nepal
earthquake, recorded 2014.
22. Will By Mouth (01:25) -> From Split EP with Converge, recorded 2012.
23. Everything In Mono (02:48) -> Bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
24. Omnipresent Knife In Your Back (05:15) -> Bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album
sessions 2008.
25. Lifeline (03:18) -> Sacrilege cover / From “Respect Your Roots Worldwide” compilation,
recorded 2011.
26. Youth Offender (02:07) -> B-Side from “Analysis Paralysis” EP; recorded 2011.
27. No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal) (03:02) -> From Split EP with Converge, recorded 2012.
28. Legacy Was Yesterday (02:15) -> From Decibel Magazine Flexi EP, recorded 2010.
29. Outconditioned (02:25) -> Despair cover / From “Covering 20 Years Of Extremes” compilation, recorded 2008.
30. Atheist Runt (06:07) -> Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006.
31. Weltschmerz (Extended Apocalyptic Version) (04:05) -> Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006.

The 2LP edition of “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” will not only contain a poster and an LP-booklet, but will - next to an unlimited black vinyl version - also be available in the following limited coloured vinyl runs: 100x copies white vinyl (CM Webshop Europe), 200x copies neon orange vinyl (CM USA), 200x copies silver vinyl (NBR) and 400x copies red vinyl (CM Distro).

Pre-order the release in various formats here: https://napalmdeath.lnk.to/CodedSmearsAndMoreUncommonSlurs

In other news, NAPALM DEATH continue to expand their relentless touring campaign all over the globe and have recently not only been confirmed to be part of the second leg of Slayer’s farewell tour across North America together with Lamb Of God, Anthrax and Testament in July and August, but they will also team up with Cannibal Corpse for a comprehensive tour across Latin America in September and October.

Commenting about being added to Slayer’s North American dates, the band commented: "Napalm Death are very excited to be part of the second leg of Slayer's farewell tour! Having been a fan since back in the day, I never would have thought when I bought the import copy of "Show No Mercy" that playing Grindcore would catapult us into this universe. We'll see you in July!”  -- Shane Embury, Napalm Death

Here is a list of upcoming tour dates for NAPALM DEATH announced so far:
NAPALM DEATH – live 2018: 
16.03.2018 Southport (UK) - Southport Holiday Park
30.03.2018 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Loppen
31.03.2018 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Belsepub
01.04.2018 Oslo (Norway) - Inferno Metal Festival
03.04.2018 Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
04.04.2018 Herford (Germany) - X
05.04.2018 Drachten (The Netherlands) - Iduna
06.04.2018 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
07.04.2018 Katowice (Poland) - Metalmania Festival
08.04.2018 Chemnitz (Germany) - AJZ
04.05.2018 London (UK) - Desertfest
10.05.2018 Bethune (France) - Le Satellite
11.05.2018 Gueret (France) - Metal Cultures
12.05.2018 Montpellier (France) - Moshfest IV
13.05.2018 Brainans (France) - Outbreak Metal Fest
22.06.2018 Clisson (France) - Hellfest
29.06.2018 Villafranca (Italy) - Rock The Castle
12.-14.07.2018 Torgau (Germany) - Endless Summer

Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Testament & NAPALM DEATH – North American Tour:
26.07.2018 Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
27.07.2018 Bangor, ME - Impact Music Festival, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
29.07.2018 Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach
31.07.2018 Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
01.08.2018 Albany, NY - Times Union Center
03.08.2018 Darien Lake, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
04.08.2018 Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
06.08.2018 London, ON - Budweiser Gardens
07.08.2018 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
09.08.2018 St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
10.08.2018 Atlanta, GA - Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
12.08.2018 Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium
13.08.2018 Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP
15.08.2018 San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum
16.08.2018 Oklahoma City, OK - The Zoo Amphitheatre
18.08.2018 Denver, CO - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
19 08.2018 Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
21.08.2018 Boise, ID - Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
23.08.2018 Portland, OR - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
26.08.2018 San Jose, CA - SAP Center

Cannibal Corpse & NAPALM DEATH – Latin America Tour:
09.09.2018 Limeira (Brazil) - Mirage
11.09.2018 Asuncion (Paraguay) - Sala García Lorca
13.09.2018 Montevideo (Uruguay) - Sala Del Museo
14.09.2018 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - Circo Voador
15.09.2018 Sao Paulo (Brazil) - Carioca Club
16.09.2018 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) - Music Hall BH
18.09.2018 Porto Alegre (Brazil) - Opiniao
19.09.2018 Curitiba (Brazil) - Hermes Bar
21.09.2018 Manaus (Brazil) - Teatro Manauara
22.09.2018 Fortaleza (Brazil) - Espaco Jangada
23.09.2018 Recife (Brazil) - Baile Perfumado
25.09.2018 Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Teatro Vorterix
26.09.2018 Santiago (Chile) - Teatro Caupolican
27.09.2018 Lima (Peru) - CC Festiva
29.09.2018 Bogota (Colombia) - Auditorio Mayor Cun
30.09.2018 San Jose (Costa Rica) - Club Peppers
03.10.2018 San Salvador (El Salvador) - Cifco
04.10.2018 Mexico City (Mexico) - Pabellón Cuervo
05.10.2018 Queretero (Mexico) - Auditorio Arteaga
07.10.2018 Guadalajara (Mexico) - C3 Stage

And even more dates still to be announced soon...

 3TEETH And Ho99o9 Team Up For New Single 'Time's Up'.

Ho99o9Friday 9th March 2018
L.A. by way of New Jersey hip hop/punk mutants Ho99o9 and Los Angeles based industrial band 3TEETH recently announced a co-headlining US tour (full dates below) and today they've released another collaborative track called 'Time's Up', available to preorder as a limited 7" with a custom bandana (Bandana available on all tour stops while supplies last - vinyl is online only). Ho99o9 are also set to hit UK shores again this summer with performances at 2000trees Festival and Boomtown fair plotted.

"This one goes out to all the old guard hanging on by a thread who even in their final years still feel the need to impose their outdated bullshit dogma upon the next generations. This is not your time". - 3Teeth

"When it all comes down to the last string, and you're at the end of the road, your personal opinions don't matter, Your time is up. Far from relevant & close to termination. New day & age with fresh blood, there's only one thing for you to do and that is die"  - Ho99o9

Ho99o9's recent debut LP 'United States of Horror' saw critical praise from the likes of Loud & Quiet, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Rolling Stone, Spin, NPR, Pitchfork, FADER, Entertainment weekly and more while 3TEETH's second album 'Shutdown.exe' hit #23 on Billboard's Heatseeker chart and toured with the likes of TOOL, Rammstein and Danzig.

 Years And Years Back With New Track 'Sanctify'.

Years And YearsFriday 9th March 2018
Years & Years are back today with explosive new track 'Sanctify', the first taste of their hugely-anticipated forthcoming second album. This follows the band's celebrated debut record 'Communion', which reached number 1 on its release in 2015 (and went on to sell over 1.5 million copies), scored 4 platinum singles, 5 BRIT Award nominations, and concluded with a sold-out date at Wembley Arena. More details of Years & Years' second album – together with the first official single – will follow soon.
'Sanctify' is a bold leap forward in sound and vision from Years & Years, a band intuitively connected to great, homespun British pop classicism, but now standing bolt upright on the world stage. If there is a ghostly shadow sitting over the Minneapolitan strut of 'Sanctify', it is arguably that of 13-year-old Olly Alexander listening to Britney's 'Slave 4 U' his bedroom, playing back the experience at full adult pop throttle. The band's second album, thrillingly, also marks a new frontier in every sense of the world, as Olly explains...

"I want to take people on a wild and wonderful adventure through my dreams to a world that's very different from our own. I've been thinking about this place for a long time, a place to tell stories from; about identity, sexuality, celebrity and performance. The video for 'Sanctify' centres around an audition against the backdrop of a future metropolis called Palo Santo. It's the first part of a bigger jigsaw puzzle and my hope is that it confuses the hell out of people but also excites them in a mysterious and sensual way. We've deliberately hidden lots of different meanings and I want people to come up with their own interpretations, I'm asking people to jump down the rabbit hole with me and let their imagination run free. The thing I love most about pop music has always been fantasy and escapism so I thought, 'well I guess I should try and be the pop star I want to see in the world and make the most ambitious and freaky and sexy thing possible'. I'm making these videos because I want to let people inside my brain and because I love living in my own fantasy world (always have, always will) - a place where sexuality and gender are blurred and magic is real. We live in a chaotic and accelerating world, we're looking at depictions of the future to help us make sense of what's happening right now. This is my vision of a possible future, one that makes us question what it means to be a human." 

With their debut album Years & Years made a palpable new tribal impact on pop, where the minority is always the majority; and in Olly Alexander they also have a once-in-a-generation front-man, who understands more than most his responsibility as a pop star. Part full-blooded, escapist fantasia and part social comment, for Years & Years this is about outlier pop as futurism once more, offering solutions when the world around is failing you. 'Sanctify' acts as its dizzying first glimpse, and a tantalising window into Years & Years' surprising, deeply personal and otherworldly comeback. Or, as Olly puts it: "What I love so much about being in Years and Years is this fantasy that I'm allowed to live in. Anything can happen, everyone's welcome and everyone's safe. That's the deal. So why not keep it going in that direction?"

Watch the 'Sanctify' video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37lXjnflt9M 
Download / Stream 'Sanctify': https://yearsandyears.lnk.to/SanctifyPR

 Between The Buried And Me Release New Music Video.

Between The Buried And MeFriday 9th March 2018
Progressive metal pioneers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have released a music video for “Millions”, taken from Part I of their new conceptual, two-part, epic album “Automata” which is out today through Sumerian Records.

You can watch the video for “Millions” here: https://youtu.be/Fye2KREpeJQ

Tommy Rogers (vocals, keyboards) states: "The song, 'Millions,' is told from the perspective of a child dealing with loss. However, in the video we wanted it to be a platform that represents the entire album and the main protagonist's many faces he wears. It represents what is contained within the album and hopefully it will urge the listener to dive into the story of Automata."

Automata I tracklisting: 
1. Condemned to the Gallows
2. House Organ
3. Yellow Eyes
4. Millions
5. Gold Distance
6. Blot
Automata I is available to buy now at http://sumerianmerch.com 

 Snow PAtrol To Release New Album 'Wildness' In May.

Snow PatrolFriday 9th March 2018
On May 25th, Snow Patrol will return with Wildness, their first album in seven years, which finds the band searching for clarity, connection, and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence. Wildness taps into something raw and primitive, and lead-singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody says of the album: "There are many types of wildness, but I think it can be distilled into two: the wildness of the modern age, all it's confusion, illogic and alienation and a more ancient wildness. Something primal, alive and beautiful that speaks to our true connectivity, our passion, our love, our communion with nature and each other. This is the kind of wildness the album is centered around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it." Watch the new album trailer for Snow Patrol's Wildness here.

Pre-order your copy of Wildness from the Official Snow Patrol store HERE to be among the first to access tickets to see Snow Patrol live.

Since their 1998 debut, Songs for Polarbears, Snow Patrol have racked up an impressive number of critical and commercial accolades, including 15 million global album sales, 1+ billion global track streams, 5 UK Platinum Albums, and are Grammy, BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize nominated. After their Fallen Empires tour ended in 2012, band members —which also include multi-instrumentalist Johnny McDaid, guitarist Nathan Connolly, bassist Paul Wilson, and drummer Jonny Quinn — decided to take a step back from the band, and focus on their own projects. Gary Lightbody continued his work with his Tired Pony side project with members of Belle and Sebastian, R.E.M, Reindeer Section and Fresh Young Fellows and moved to Los Angeles to begin writing songs for movies (including "This Is How You Walk On" for 2017's Gifted), and doing a number of high-profile co-writes with Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Biffy Clyro and One Direction. Taking this extended break from Snow Patrol proved to be a source of inspiration, and writing songs that were not pulled directly from his own psyche helped heal what Lightbody considered to be not so much writer's block as life block.

It's in this search for clarity and connection that these songs were written and refined. "I think it's the first record I've ever written that I haven't just asked a bunch of questions. I actually tried to figure out why I was unhappy, why I feel out of place, why I'm afraid," says Lightbody. "There's nothing really to protect myself for-- it's all in the album. I want to remember." This impulse was partially inspired by Lightbody's father, who is suffering from dementia. "I think the album is defined by memory in a lot of ways," says Lightbody, "including my father's loss of memory."

The songs are surefooted, displaying a newfound sense of self and purpose, and the rest of the band members rose magnificently to the occasion. The album is produced once more by the great Jacknife Lee, Snow Patrol's longtime producer and collaborator. "Life on Earth" opens the album with its mission statement, "this is something else, this is something else." "Heal Me" feels like an ancient hymn: "Finally, after way too many years of smashing my body to bits with booze, I met someone who helped me find my way back to health and clarity," says Lightbody. "This song is about her, that journey and is dedicated to her." "Empress," written for Lightbody's goddaughters, is fierce and heartfelt, with runaway drums and keen words of wisdom. "What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?" is a heartstring-puller, posing the question nobody wants to ask. The last track, "Life and Death," is a rumination, and a human story of love and forgiveness— mostly self-forgiveness for Lightbody, demonstrating that perhaps everyone ought to take this long between albums to reflect long and hard before they write. 

"Seamus Heaney, my favorite poet of all time, said at 71 that he was only discovering what some of his poetry means, and this is coming from a Nobel Prize-winning poet. It's a great testament to inspiration," says Lightbody. "Sometimes it takes you five years to write the thing. Like now. And you know for sure when you finish an album like that, where you've poured over every detail and put every atom of yourself into it, everything makes sense and I bet you I'm never not proud of this record."

Wildness Track Listing

01 Life On Earth
02 Don't Give In
03 Heal Me
04 Empress
05 A Dark Switch
06 What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?
07 A Youth Written In Fire
08 Soon
09 Wild Horses
10 Life And Death

 Pennywise To Release New Album 'Never Gonna Die' In April.

PennywiseFriday 9th March 2018
On April 20, Pennywise will release their new album Never Gonna Die. The legendary punk band's twelfth full-length, Never Gonna Die is the first full album of new songs with singer Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, drummer Byron McMackin, and bassist Randy Bradbury in over a decade.

Pennywise have shared Never Gonna Die's title track: a thrashing and furious look into "the seemingly immortal practice of handing down our ancient biases, prejudice, and religious dogma from each generation to the next," according to Lindberg.

"The goal of the song is to try and get young people to finally say enough, and that the system isn't working," Lindberg adds. "It's going to take a massive evolutionary shift in consciousness to change it, starting with the youth, because unless we do, we'll just have more of the same carnage we've seen happening all over the world reincarnated with every new generation."

Listen to "Never Gonna Die" and pre-order the album now


Produced by longtime Pennywise collaborator Cameron Webb (Motörhead, NOFX, Alkaline Trio), Never Gonna Die came to life in the same space where the band penned classic songs with late bassist Jason Thirsk. With their quintessential power to merge the subversive and the celebratory, Pennywise have built the album on fast-paced anthems expertly engineered to inspire radical change, personal empowerment, relentless hijinks, and reckless fast times.

Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles—a neighborhood with a rich punk-rock history—Pennywise began in 1988. The band went on to amass an international following with their relentless touring and a melodic, high-energy sound fusing classic punk, surf punk, and blistering hardcore. Through the years, Pennywise have solidified their place in punk history with iconic songs like "Fuck Authority," "Alien," and "Bro Hymn" (their timeless ode to brotherhood and departed friends).

Pennywise have released 11 albums over the last three decades, including: Pennywise (1991), Unknown Road (1993), About Time (1995), Full Circle (1997), Straight Ahead (1999), Land of the Free? (2001), From the Ashes (2003), The Fuse (2005), Reason to Believe (2008), All or Nothing (2012), and Yesterdays (2014). Resolutely working outside the margins of the mainstream, the band has emerged as an enduringly vibrant staple on SoCal radio airwaves and the worldwide festival circuit.

 Shinedown Announce New Album And Unleash New Single 'Devil'.

ShinedownWednesday 7th March 2018
SHINEDOWN has announced the release of sixth studio album, Attention Attention on 4th May via Atlantic Records.  The lead single Devil is out today along with the track's accompanying video - https://youtu.be/_AsPY1bQx70.  Directed by Bill Yukich (Beyoncé, Marilyn Manson, Wiz Khalifa), the visual for Devil is a dramatic and visceral introduction to the album.  

Attention Attention is available for pre-order today from all DSPs -https://lnk.to/AttentionAttention. Deluxe album bundles are also available at the official SHINEDOWN webstore, including the limited transparent yellow double vinyl, a 3' x 5' flag and exclusive Attention Attention and Devil t-shirts. The first 500 Ultimate Vinyl and first 500 Ultimate CD bundle purchasers will receive a signed copy of the album.

The 14-track album, SHINEDOWN's most raw and personal to date, is a mental, emotional and physical journey that follows an individual from life's lowest lows to the highest highs, as anxieties dissipate and demons disappear.  Album opener and lead single Devil sets the stage for what's to come. The story that unfolds as the album progresses is a powerful statement about the resolve of the human spirit, our will to overcome struggles and the importance of respecting and leaning on one another.  On Kill Your Conscience, a snarling refrain is instigated by the pitfalls of social media.  Elsewhere, Get Up is an encouraging lyrical ode set to piano that speaks to struggles with depression. The energized distortion of The Human Radio is a rousing call to action to keep fighting together for survival and truth.  Album closer Brilliant packs a punch as fears finally evaporate and strength returns.  

Given the deeply personal nature of the record, SHINEDOWN went in-house for production for the time ever, enlisting bassist Eric Bass to produce and mix the album in its entirety.  Attention Attention ushers in SHINEDOWN's biggest and boldest chapter yet, as they once again uproot convention and deliver a cinematic body of work.

SHINEDOWN begin a world tour in March in the US.  The band hit UK shores this summer, playing a main stage slot on Sunday 10th June at Download Festival.   

 Halestorm Announce Massive UK Tour'.

HalestormWednesday 7th March 2018
Hard rock juggernaut HALESTORM are delighted to announce plans for their 6-week UK & European headline tour, kicking off in Moscow on 14th Sep and wrapping up in Madrid on 25th Oct. Widely acknowledged as one of modern hard rock's most dynamite live acts, the trek includes 8 UK/Irish dates, including London's O2 Academy Brixton for the first time.

Halestorm declare, "Hello UK Freaks!! We are so excited to return to you with our biggest headlining tour ever! And we are beyond pumped to finally get to perform at the legendary Brixton Academy, one of the places that has been on our rock n roll bucket list forever! Can't wait to see all of you there!"

Watch a video message from Halestorm in the studio at https://youtu.be/6-o600k3G8w.
Special guests for the tour are still to be announced. Tickets will be available via pre-sale from 12pm GMT on 7th March and then on general sale at 12pm GMT on 9th March, via www.livenation.co.uk, www.ticketmaster.co.uk, venue box offices, and all good ticket agents. Investigate fan club ticket offers at www.halestormrocks.com.

Snap up tickets quickly for the following dates:
Fri 14th Sep - RUSSIA - MOSCOW Red
Sat 15th Sep - RUSSIA - ST PETERSBURG Zal Ozhidaniya
Sun 16th Sep - FINLAND - HELSINKI Tavastia
Wed 19th Sep - IRELAND - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 20th Sep - UK - BELFAST Limelight
Sat 22nd Sep - UK - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
Sun 23rd Sep - UK - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Mon 24th Sep - UK - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Wed 26th Sep - UK - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri 28th Sep - UK - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 29th Sep - UK - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Mon 1st Oct - NETHERLANDS -TILBURG O13
Tue 2nd Oct - FRANCE - PARIS La Cigale
Wed 3rd Oct - BELGIUM - ANTWERP Trix Antwerp
Fri 5th Oct - DENMARK - COPENHAGEN Vega
Sat 6th Oct - DENMARK - ARHUS Train
Mon 8th Oct - SWEDEN - STOCKHOLM Debaser Strand
Tue 9th Oct - NORWAY - OSLO Rockefeller
Thu 11th Oct - GERMANY - HAMBURG Markthalle
Fri 12th Oct - GERMANY - BERLIN Kesselhaus
Sun 14th Oct - GERMANY - FRANKFURT Batschkapp
Mon 15th Oct - GERMANY - COLOGNE Live Music Hall
Tue 16th Oct - GERMANY - MUNICH Backstage Werk
Thu 18th Oct - AUSTRIA - VIENNA Simm City
Sat 20th Oct - SWITZERLAND - LAUSANNE Les Docks
Sun 21st Oct - SWITZERLAND - ZURICH Dynamo
Mon 22nd Oct - ITALY - MILAN Alcatraz
Wed 24th Oct - SPAIN - BARCELONA Bikini
Thu 25th Oct - SPAIN - MADRID But

You can also catch them in the UK this Summer at the Ramblin' Man Fair, where Halestorm are special guests to The Cult on Sunday 1st July. For more info, visit www.ramblinmanfair.com.

The Grammy-winning, record-breaking group have been holed up in Nashville recently, working with producer Nick Raskulinecz on their fourth studio album, due out later this Summer on Atlantic Records. Join their 1.3 million Facebook 'likers' and check out some candid studio snaps the band have been sharing on their official page here. Talking to Billboard about the new album, charismatic frontwoman Lzzy Hale described it as "very rock. It's definitely a step forward for us. I think you're really going to see something that comes from all four corners of Halestorm, what each of us brings to the table and just how important all four pillars are in this band. We're really pumped about having something new, and I just hope everyone likes it -- and, regardless, we're stoked on it." The band have debuted one new song live so far, titled 'Black Vultures'.

Halestorm will spend April/May on the road in the USA, playing festivals and co-headlining a milestone North American tour showcasing all female-fronted hard rock groups.

To watch Halestorm's last video for stirring single 'Dear Daughter', from 2015's 'Into The Wild Life' album, visit the band's YouTube. Halestorm's channel has clocked up nearly 185 million views to date.

 Kiss Donate Prizes To Manchester Children's Hospital.

KissWednesday 7th March 2018
Legendary rock band KISS is supporting Royal Manchester Children's Hospital by donating an incredible, money-can't-buy prize to help raise valuable funds for the hospital's Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Following the tragic event at the Manchester Arena last year, the Children's Hospital has received an out-pouring of support from across the North West and beyond with individuals, schools and businesses wanting to help in any way possible to support the patients and staff at the hospital. This tremendous support has now stretched across the Atlantic with rock stars KISS getting in touch to pledge their support after the awful attack.

The band has donated a phenomenal prize of three of their personal guitars signed by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Tommy Thayer respectively, plus a signed personal snare drum with signed drum sticks from Eric Singer. The guitar donated by Paul Stanley is his signature Ibanez PS120 guitar which he was intending to play at their Manchester Arena gig on Tuesday 30th May. The band sadly had to cancel the gig following the attack at the Manchester Arena. The guitar has never been played and will be up for auction along with VIP tickets to any sold out KISS show in the world, plus a cabin on the sold out 8th Kiss Kruise and two tickets for one of their sold out shows on the Kruise with a meet and greet with the band.

Paul Stanley said: "We were devastated by the heinous attack in Manchester Arena and had to do something to support the city. Royal Manchester Children's Hospital's incredible work with children was never more evident than after this horrific event. We are humbled to be able to give something to support them in their ongoing efforts. Knowing that the money raised will go towards purchasing life-support ventilators, our prayers and wishes will continue to help both those affected directly by the attack, and beyond. This night will give everyone an opportunity to do their part in raising as much money as possible for an incredibly worthy cause."    

This incredible prize will be auctioned off at the Red Sea Pedestrians (RSP) 10th Anniversary Charity ball in aid of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, which will be held next month on17th March 2018 at the Lowry Hotel. The RSP Charitable committee have supported Royal Manchester Children's Hospital for a number of years with funds raised for the charity totalling to £827,381 since 2011.

The Charity Ball will be raising funds to support the hospital's Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) which cared for many of the young victims who were seriously injured in the Arena attack. Royal Manchester Children's Hospital is a regional major trauma centre with all paediatric major trauma cases from across the region directed to the hospital, with most of these cases cared for in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

A total of £740k is required to ensure the unit is able provide 26 cutting edge life support machines. The new state-of-the-art life support machines are the most advanced mechanical ventilators and the very real impact they will have on the quality of patient care, and the benefits it will mean for medical staff is considerable. 

Maurice Watkins CBE, Chairman of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity's fundraising board added: "We're delighted that KISS has donated this incredible prize to be auctioned at the RSP Charity Ball and want to thank them for their tremendous generosity. In recent testing times staff at the hospital – just like the city of Manchester – pulled together to make sure the young victims from the attack got the best possible care, as quickly as possible. The new ventilators we are fundraising for will ensure that the medical teams in our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit can assess a patient's condition faster and more accurately, resulting in more effective treatment and care at a time when rapid reaction to a patient's condition is crucial."

The charity is accepting closed bids for this auction prize. To find out more information or to place a bid please contact the charity team on

 Meghan Trainor Back With New Single.

Megan TrainorWednesday 7th March 2018
Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Meghan Trainor returns with her brand new single "No Excuses," available worldwide now!  Get it HERE

It's the first glimpse of what's in store from her third full-length offering and one of the year's most anticipated blockbuster releases—coming soon. 

Trainor wrote 'NO EXCUSES' with songwriter JKash and Andrew Wells. The song is produced by Andrew Wells with additional production by the artist herself. The single tempers swaggering bass lines, bright guitars, and widescreen synths with an instantly infectious call-and-response. The boisterous production underscores a deeper message encoded in the hook, "Your mama raised you better than that."

"I love how so many women are standing up for what's right," says Trainor. "I wanted to write us all a powerful anthem.  Sometimes, people talk down to me, because I've only been doing this for four years, so I wrote this song. It's my modern version of 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T.'  It's all about equality and being kind."

Complementing this upbeat and undeniable anthem, she also shared the single's official music video, shot by Colin Tilley. The high-energy visual brings the words to life as the songstress owns the screen more confident and charismatic than ever.
Watch it on VEVO.

If happiness had a soundtrack, it would be this album. Trainor triumphantly emerged from a terrifying second vocal cord surgery, four months without speaking, and debilitating anxiety into a fiery and focused force of nature. Empowering herself through self-love and care, she bottles that energy within new music. Recorded primarily with producer Wells, it would be a family affair. On every anthem, she enlisted a choir—comprised of her mom, dad, brothers, and fiancé—to add backing vocals. It's undoubtedly her biggest, brightest, and best body of work to date.

Stay tuned for more from Trainor very soon.

Grammy-Award winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Meghan Trainor emerged with her 2014 breakout single "All About That Bass" and disrupted contemporary music with nostalgic pop beats and powerhouse vocals that delivered a worldwide anthem for female empowerment. Trainor cemented her rising status as one of the most prominent artists in popular music by charting seven multi-platinum singles, releasing two platinum albums, selling out three headline tours, writing multi-platinum hits for top pop and country artists, and receiving countless industry awards and nominations worldwide.  She is one of only five female artists to receive a diamond certification for her hit single "All About That Bass" which shares the RIAA Gold & Platinum Awards top honor with only 15 other singles in history. After wrapping up her first season as a panelist on FOX's hit series THE FOUR, Trainor will release her first single "No Excuses" from her highly-anticipated, 2018, third-studio album on March 1, and is exciting fans that bass is back, and it's bigger than ever!

 Madball Finish Recording New Album 'For The Cause'.

MadballWednesday 7th March 2018
NYHC kings MADBALL today announce that they have finished recording their upcoming new album, ‘For The Cause’

The record is currently being mixed and mastered by renowned producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios in Denmark and was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who also features on one song on the album.

Commented MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien“Tim and us go way back, he‘s an old friend and super talented guy... across the board! A legend in his own right. He invited us to come record with him and it all fell into place very organically. He‘s respected our band from day one and was excited to be a part of this. We‘re honored to have him on board.” 

Bass player Hoya Roc states: "We got a real good album. It feels like the movie "Pulp Fiction". We've got every style of hardcore in there. It feels like we've got something special!"---

The band have also revealed that legendary rapper/actor/frontman Ice-T (BODY COUNT) makes a guest appearance on one track!

Commented Ice-T“It‘s an honor to record with the legendary MADBALL. BODY COUNT draws its closest similarities to NY Hardcore. This is a natural.”

Added Cricien"It's truly an honor to have Ice-T on our record! I grew up on his music from his early hip hop stuff till now. He's an iconic figure but also a 'class act', you don't always get both at once. Ice has a great respect for NYHC and MADBALL, means the world. This was meant to happen.... real recognizes real."

---

MADBALL recently released the ‘Family Biz’ split 7" vinyl single with WISDOM OF CHAINS, featuring an early version of the upcoming album's title track.

Speaking about the track, front-man Freddy Cricien said “It's about staying the course and fighting for what you love and are passionate about.  It's a theme that you'll hear a lot throughout our next album. Utilizing negativity and the obstacles you face as inspiration. ‘Say I can't, say I won't again... Give me the fuel that I need to ascend!”   

Order ‘Family Biz’ via THIS LINK!

 Morrissey Releases New Single 'My Love I'd Do Anything For You'.

MorrisseyWednesday 7th March 2018
On the day of his sold out Royal Albert Hall show, the second of four sell out London shows, Morrissey is pleased to announce the release of a  third single to be taken from his top 5 album Low In High School. A clear vinyl 7" of  My Love I'd Do Anything For You will be released on March 23rd.

Continuing the b side theme of the previous singles taken from the album it will feature a live version of Waylon Jennings's "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?" and is available to pre-order now via HMV and independent record stores.

My Love I'd Do Anything For You boasts a swaggering brass section imbued with a sense of purpose, and sees Morrissey state, with typical bravado "society's hell, you need me just like a need you".

Currently on his most successful UK tour to date with over 70,000 tickets sold he has delighted fans and critics alike, performing tracks from 'Low in High School' and career classics.
;
Also, now available online are two live tracks, recently filmed at Schwuz, Berlin on 11th October 2017.

WATCH "I WISH YOU LONELY" LIVE IN BERLIN HERE

WATCH "HOME IS A QUESTION MARK" LIVE IN BERLIN HERE

March 2018
1st        London                        02 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
7th        London                        Royal Albert Hall SOLD OUT
9th        London                        Alexandra Palace SOLD OUT
10th      London                        London Palladium SOLD OUT

The track is the third to be released from 'Low In High School', Morrissey's 11th straight Top Ten charting debut in the UK. Spent the Day in Bed, the album's first single, paved the way, setting another milestone for Morrissey as it garnered the most airplay he's received in years in the US and was a top 20 airplay hit in the UK. "Spent" was also Morrissey's first track to receive "A" list airplay on BBC Radio 2.

 Good Charlotte Unleash Live From Brixton Video.

Good CharlotteWednesday 7th March 2018
Good Charlotte have released a live video for 'Life Changes' filmed at their recent sold-out show at Brixton Academy, which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8WCENzR_jQ&feature=youtu.be. The band will be back in the UK this summer headlining this year's Slam Dunk festival.

Be sure to catch them on the following dates:

North 
Saturday 26th May
Leeds - City Center

South
Sunday 27th May 
Hatfield Park

Midlands
Monday 28th May 
Birmingham - NEC

 Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons Announce Record Store Day Release.

Phil Campbell And The Bastard SonsWednesday 7th March 2018
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have announced that they will release an exclusive 7" vinyl single for Record Store Day on April 21st 2018. 

‘Silver Machine’ will contain the band’s rendition of the legendary HAWKWIND track as a tribute to Campbell's long time bandmate and friend Lemmy Kilmister as well as the previously unreleased song 'Shit Happens' as the B-Side.


So far, 'Silver Machine' has only been available as a bonus track on the CD version of the band's recently released debut album, ‘The Age Of Absurdity’.

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS are currently touring Europe. Tour dates are listed below:

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS - live
06.03.  Berlin - Bi Nuu (DE)
07.03. Frankfurt - Das Bett (DE)
08.03. Siegburg – Kubana (DE)
09.03. Mannheim - 7er Club (DE) !!!SOLD OUT!!!
10.03. Munich – Strom (DE)
12.03. Solothurn - Kulturfabrik Kofmehl (CH)
16.03. Rome - Jailbreak Club (IT)
17.03.  Pavia - Dagda Club (IT)
18.03. San Dona - Revolver Club (IT)
19.03. Paris - La Boule Noire (FR)
21.03. Strasbourg - La Laiterie (FR)
22.03. Nancy - 915kaffee (FR)
23.03. Vaureal - Le Forum (FR)
24.03. Brest - Cabaret Vauban (FR) !!!SOLD OUT!!!
25.03. Nantes - Le Ferrailleur (FR)

01.04. Seaton - Mad Hatter’s Festival (UK)
17.04. Manchester – Academy (UK) *
18.04. Glasgow - The Garage (UK) *
19.04. Birmingham - O2 Institute (UK) *
20.04. London - Shepherds Bush Empire (UK) *
21.04. Brighton - Concorde 2 (UK) *

* supporting Ugly Kid Joe

04.05. Kirriemuir – Bonfest (UK)
23.06. Leipzig – Matapaloz (DE)
27. - 29.07. Ebbw Vale - Steelhouse Festival (UK)
28.07. Collon - Rally of Lúgh LongArm (IE)
29.08. Athens - Gagarin 205 (GR)
31.08. Thessaloniki - Street Mode Festival (GR)
06.09. Budapest - Dürer Kert (HU)
27.10. Miami, FL - Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N Wrestling Cruise (US)
08. - 11.11. Camp HRH - Hard Rock Hell (UK)

 UB40 Release New Album 'A Real Labour Of Love'.

UB40Wednesday 7th March 2018
'A Real Labour Of Love' is the new album from UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey, to be released March 2nd on UMC. Lead single 'She Loves Me Now' received its exclusive first play today on BBC Radio 2, and will be available tomorrow to stream and download as an instant grat with album pre-orders.

As founding members of Britain's biggest reggae band UB40, singer Ali Campbell, second vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe. Now with 'A Real Labour Of Love' the trio give us a fresh take on the legendary series of albums, putting the focus primarily on reggae tracks from the 1980s.

"The first three albums featured the songs we grew up listening to," says Ali. "This one is built around the records we were listening to once UB40 were on the road."

Between 1983 and 1998 UB40 produced three 'Labour Of Love' albums, bringing hits such as Eric Donaldson's 'Cherry Oh Baby', Lord Creator's 'Kingston Town' and Johnny Osbourne's 'Come Back Darling' to a new, global audience. They also topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with their reggae cover of Neil Diamond's 'Red Red Wine'.
;
And now 20 years later Ali, Astro and Mickey are revitalising the concept by exploring the tunes of a later golden age, 'A Real Labour Of Love' sees the group explore the songs that defined reggae in the Eighties. The concept isn't a rigid one: Stevie Wonder's 'A Place In The Sun' is a Motown classic from 1966, and there are numbers from the late Seventies in Dennis Brown's sublime 'How Could I Leave' and Culture's 'International Herb'. But most of the tracks on 'A Real Labour Of Love' are from the Eighties, a decade that saw dancehall reggae enter the mainstream.

"We were spending more time in Jamaica and some of these numbers are the ones we'd hear on the radio and out in the streets," says Astro. "The singers of these songs were our heroes. They are quintessential reggae artists."

The new album builds confidently on the momentum gathered in the five years since Astro rejoined singer Ali and keyboardist Mickey in 2013. They have released two acclaimed albums, 'Silhouette' (2014) and 'Unplugged' (2016), their first acoustic album and their first release with new label UMC.

Recorded and mixed at Dean Street and RAK Studios, 'A Real Labour Of Love' was produced by Ali, whose instantly recognisable voice is augmented by the 'sing-jay' vocal style of Astro. The latter takes the lead on six of the album's 16 tracks, placing the two singers at the helm of an 11-piece band. Sadly, 'A Real Labour Of Love' also marks the passing of long-serving trombonist John Johnson. A former member of Simply Red who joined forces with Ali seven years ago, John played on the album but passed away the night before the rest of the group were due to play a benefit concert to raise money for his cancer treatment. The album is dedicated to him.

The unique artwork for 'A Real Labour Of Love' by celebrated American contemporary artist Mark T Smith was specially commissioned for the release. A first edition print, signed by the artist and the band, is being auctioned with proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust, details to follow soon.

The group are now looking forward to taking their new album on the road, with UK festival appearances lined up for the summer and a UK arena tour in the pipeline for 2019. Given the massive success of the trio's last 'Labour Of Love' outing, a 2016 tour that featured sold-out shows at the O2 Arena in London and the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, there is bound to be a huge appetite for 'A Real Labour Of Love'.

"The reaction to that tour was fantastic, and every show was a sell-out," says Ali. "Now we're ready to do it all again. We knew most of these songs back to front before we began recording A Real Labour Of Love, so the challenge was to make them our own rather than copying the originals."

'A Real Labour Of Love' Track Listing:
1. Making Love
2. She Loves Me Now      
3. Strive         
4. Here I Come        
5. Telephone Love/Rumours    
6. How Could I Leave        
7. Ebony Eyes        
8. Hush Darling
9. Hard Times           
10. Moving Away   
11. International Herb       
12. A Place In The Sun
13. Tune In  
14. Once Ago          
15. In The Rain        
16. Under Me Sleng Teng

 Travis Announce June And December UK Tour.

TravisWednesday 7th March 2018
Following their triumphant headline show at On Blackheath Festival last September and due to popular demand, Travis, one of Britain's best loved bands play their classic album 'The Man Who' live in full for two limited runs this June & December.

Released 19 years ago, 'The Man Who' sounds as fresh today as it did then.  One of the most successful British albums of the last 20 years, it spawned the timeless singles, 'Writing To Reach You', 'Driftwood', 'Turn' and possibly the band's most iconic song, 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me'.

"Songs are like emotional bookmarks in time," Fran Healy said. "When you hear a song you are transported to those times and feel strong echoes of the feelings you felt. Rarely does an album have this ability so performing 'The Man Who' once again will be a joy!"

Produced by Nigel Godrich, 'The Man Who' spent an astonishing 11 weeks at Number 1, selling nearly 3 million copies. It was the biggest selling UK album in 2000, propelled by an incendiary Glastonbury performance in the rain! Recognition quickly followed including Ivor Novello Awards for 'Best Songwriter' & 'Best Contemporary Song' for 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me?' and BRIT Awards for 'Best British Band' and 'Best British Album'.
 
The band will perform a handful of special venues over the course of the year including London's Royal Festival Hall (12th June) and Glasgow The SSE Hydro (21st Dec), with tickets on sale 2nd March:


June
10th – Liverpool, Philharmonic
12th – London, Royal Festival Hall
14th – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
19th – Plymouth, Pavillion
20th – Brighton, Dome
21st – Ipswich, Regent Theatre
25th – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
26th – Oxford, New Theatre


December
12th – Portsmouth, Guildhall
13th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
15th – Newcastle, City Hall
17th – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
18th – Hull, City Hall
19th – Manchester, Apollo
21st – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

To date Travis have enjoyed two No.1 LPs, five Top Ten singles, two BRIT Awards and more than 8 million record sales in their illustrious career and released their latest critically acclaimed album 'Everything At Once' in 2016.
 
Travis are singer/guitarist Fran Healy, bassist Dougie Payne, guitarist Andy Dunlop and drummer Neil Primrose.
 

 Tokio Myers To Embark On Debut UK Tour.

Tokio MyersWednesday 7th March 2018
With his debut album charting at Number 4 and after selling out his original run of dates (plus 7 more shows which were added last week), the winner of Britain's Got Talent 2017, multi-talented pianist, composer and producer Tokio Myers announces a further 6 UK shows in April 2018 including a show at The Shepherds Bush Empire Sunday 22nd.

Tickets for the new dates on sale Friday 8 November at 9am from here

Catch Tokio at the following UK shows next year:

April 2018
Mon 2nd                      Edinburgh, The Queens Hall                     SOLD OUT
Weds 4th                   Gateshead, Sage                                         SOLD OUT
Thurs 5th                   Manchester, Albert Hall                             SOLD OUT
Sat 7th                                    Edinburgh, The Queens Hall                     SOLD OUT
Sun 8th                       Birmingham, O2 Institute                           SOLD OUT
Tues 10th                   London, Printworks                          SOLD OUT
Fri 13th                        BRISTOL, O2 Academy 1                               SOLD OUT
Sat 14th                       BELFAST, SSE ARENA            
Sun 15th                      LIVERPOOL, Philharmonic Hall
Tues 17th                    LEEDS, O2 Academy
Wed 18th                    MANCHESTER, Albert Hall               SOLD OUT
Thurs 19th                   CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Fri 20th                        LONDON, O2 Forum Kentish Town             SOLD OUT
Sun 22nd                      LONDON, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Mon 23rd                     BRIGHTON, The Dome
Wed 25th                     CARDIFF, St David's Hall
Thu 26th                       BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
Fri 27th                        LEICESTER, O2 Academy
Sat 28th                       SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy
Mon 30th                     DUBLIN, Olympia Theatre

 Black Deer Festival Adds More Bands To 2018 Festival.

Black Deer FestivalTuesday 6th March 2018
After the blistering first announcement for the UK's newest favourite Americana & Country festival, Black Deer Festival are proud to reveal yet another wave of stunning acts. Joining Iron & Wine, Passenger, Ward Thomas and double Grammy and AMA UK award winner Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit in a UK festival exclusive, we can announce the additions of Kiefer Sutherland, Ashley Campbell, Sam Palladio, The Webb Sisters and Bob Harris' Emerging Artist winners Wandering Hearts to the phenomenal line-up.

Set over three days in the stunning natural outdoor location of Eridge Park, Britain's oldest deer park located on the Kent/East Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells and just a mere 50 minutes outside of London, the Black Deer Festival is set to bring Americana and Country music and the way of life to the UK. Authentic good times coupled with a family friendly vibe aim to make this new festival one not to be missed.

It's safe to say the line-up has been meeting industry wide approval and with the newly announced acts added to the bill, visitors are guaranteed to be treated to a genuine display of Americana and Country music set over 5 stages, exquisite smokehouse cooking and Southern hospitality, as well as a curated marketplace of artisans and makers, custom motorcycle culture and outdoor adventures for the kids and families to be spirited away for a very enjoyable long weekend.

Appealing to an eclectic mix of people of all ages, Black Deer is not only a music lover's festival but also a place where people can come to meet, make new acquaintances and immerse themselves in a variety of counter cultures that are inclusive, not exclusive. It's about bringing people together, being part of a community, sharing stories and leave feeling like something really special has just happened.

We are also proud to announce the support of AMA UK - more details to follow.

ACTS ANNOUNCED TODAY
Kiefer Sutherland
Ashley Campbell
Sam Palladio
The Webb Sisters
Stu Larsen
The Sheepdogs
The Wandering Hearts
Rev Sekou
Wildwood Kin
Sonia Leigh
Wade Bowen
Broken Witt Rebels
Jarrod Dickenson
Whiskey Shivers
Ben Danaher
Alexander McKay
Steve Young

22nd, 23rd, 24th June 2018

TIER 1 TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM £115
www.blackdeerfestival.com/tickets

 The World Is A Better Place And I Am Not Afriad To Die Embark On UK Tour.

The World Is A Better Place And I Am Not Afraid To DieTuesday 6th March 2018
Following the acclaimed release of their sublime new album " The band will bring their incredible live show to the following venues: 

March 5th, 2018 – Birmingham, Asylum (UK) 
March 6th, 2018 – Leeds, Brudenell Community Room (UK) 
March 7th, 2018 – Manchester, Rebellion (UK)
March 8th, 2018 – Glasgow, Classic Grand (UK)
March 10th, 2018 – Newcastle, Uni (UK)
March 11th, 2018 – Bristol, Thekla (UK) 
March 12th, 2018 – Brighton, The Haunt (UK)
March 13th, 2018 – London, Garage (UK) 

The band will be touring in support of their third full-length, Always Foreign, which was released in September last year on Epitaph.

Produced by TWIABP guitarist Christopher Teti, Always Foreign confronts everything from the opioid epidemic to xenophobia to emotional abuse in relationships. Throughout the album, TWIABP match their sprawling arrangements and layered lyricism with a raw emotionality.

Along with Bello, Cyr, and Teti, the TWIABP line-up includes Tyler Bussey (guitar, banjo, synth, vocals), Katie Dvorak (synth, vocals), and Steven K Buttery (percussion, vocals). Formed in Connecticut in 2009, TWIABP made their full-length debut with Whenever, If Ever (a 2013 release hailed as "revolutionary" by Pitchfork) and later delivered Harmlessness (praised as "bold and complex and dazzling" by Noisey and "grandiose and dramatic" by NPR).

 Will Haven Release New Music Video.

Will HavenFriday 2nd March 2018
Sacramento-based mainstays of noise metal WILL HAVEN recently announced their return, and are set to release their sixth full-length album and first for minus HEAD Records, entitled Muerte, out on March 23, 2018. Muerte is available for pre-order now via iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp, with PledgeMusic bundles and Spotify streaming becoming available very soon (the track "El Sol" can be streamed via Spotify now here).

Today, the band is following up on the successful release of their first single - the six minute-plus epic, "El Sol", co-written and performed with guest guitarist Stephen Carpenter of DeftonesWILL HAVEN have dropped a second offering, "Winds of Change" - a track that showcases a more familiar side of the band without sacrificing their new stylistic direction. The four-piece wastes no time in conjuring a sonic maelstrom on "Winds of Change", starting out in a frenzied fit of chaos and slowly cascading into a thumpy, droning, atmospheric down-spiral. Listen now 
https://youtu.be/0aV9mfSHJTU

Guitarist Jeff Irwin says about "Winds of Change": "This is probably my favorite song on the record. It was written somewhat early on and went through a lot of changes before we were ultimately happy with it. I envisioned something chaotic - that stress you might feel when you are about to die, and then I wanted the ending to be epic like you were floating away. So, capturing that emotion took some time but I think we did it. It was a lot of fun to make... this was a breakthrough song for us, as far as what we can possibly do with our music."

WILL HAVEN breathe entire new life into their sound with Muerte, taking notes from the past but incorporating modern tones to create a chaotic, haunting auditory attackThroughout 2017, the members of WILL HAVEN secretly recorded Muerte at Pus Cavern Studios in Sacramento, CA with Joe Johnston engineering and co-producing alongside Irwin. They pieced together a corrosive, chaotic, and cohesive vision that never relents over its 11 tracks. Mastering was handled by Logan Mader (Devil You Know, Fear Factory, Periphery).

"...the best, most revolutionary album of its already storied underground career." - Decibel Magazine

"...most foreboding and violent effort to date." - Outburn Magazine

"...highly influential atmospheric noise metal..." - Revolver Magazine
 

WILL HAVEN Upcoming Show Dates:

3/23 Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver - Album release show $10 or $15 with signed CD
5/3 San Francisco, CA @ The Eagle 
5/4 Fullerton, CA @ Programme Skate & Sound w/ Fake Figures
5/5 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick w/ Fake Figures
5/6 Hollywood, CA @ The Viper Room w/ Fake Figures
6/23 Portland, OR @ Star Theater w/ Witch Mountain

 Moose Blood Release New Music Video Ahead Of UK Tour.

Moose BloodFriday 2nd March 2018
Today, Moose Blood released a new song, "Just Outside", available as an instant-grat download when fans pre-order their new album I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore, out March 9th via Hopeless Records.

The visual for the video can be seen here:  http://smarturl.it/JustOutsideVideo

The band has released three singles from the new record: "Have I Told You Enough" "Talk In Your Sleep", which debuted with BBC Radio 1's Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, as well as "It's Too Much", which premiered on Billboard. Fans can check out the music videos for "Talk In Your Sleep" and "Have I Told You Enough" here: https://goo.gl/FbeBGd

"There's almost a circularity to this album when placed next to our first two," notes lead guitarist Mark Osborne. "The first is full of songs written by enthusiastic, excited kids who just wanted to get their music out there. 'Blush' was more about struggling with some of what came along with that change of lifestyle and 'I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore' is really us trying to work through some of what has happened in our lives as a result of doing this band full time. We've put everything into this album. We always write like it might be the last album that we ever get to make and we've challenged ourselves in every way we could on these songs."

In addition to an instant-grat download of "Just Outside," fans who pre-order the album now will also receive "Talk In Your Sleep", "It's Too Much", and "Have I Told You Enough
'I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore' is now available for pre-order:

Track listing:
1. Have I Told You Enough
2. Talk In Your Sleep
3. Just Outside
4. You Left In The Worst Way
5. All The Time
6. Can We Stay Like This
7. Pull Me From The Floor
8. Walk All Day With You
9. Such A Shame
10. Promise Me
11. It's Too Much

Moose Blood begin their long-awaited UK tour tonight at the infamous Rock City in  Nottingham.  Be sure to catch them live at one of the following shows:

March 2018

2nd Nottingham, Rock City
3rd Manchester Academy
5th Glasgow, QMU
6th Newcastle, O2 Academy
8th Birmingham, O2 Institute
9th Bristol, O2 Academy
10th London, Roundhouse

 Bleed From Within Release New Music Video.

Bleed From WithinFriday 2nd March 2018
BLEED FROM WITHIN are excited to launch the 2nd video taken from their upcoming album, “Era”. Guitarist Craig Gowans directed the video himself for 12 Inch Media.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fxXMM74xXo&feature=youtu.be

The band about the song and video: ‘Alive’ was the perfect first single for us to showcase our new material given its melodic edge. ‘Afterlife’ however, is an entirely different beast; the lyrics are darker and the groove is nasty. 
The new album combines melody and aggression from song to song & it was important for us to show that with the first few tracks we released. We feel that this brutality is a great contrast to the harmony of ‘Alive’. 
Our own Craig Gowans was in charge of directing/editing this video and we couldn’t be happier with the final result. A true monster of a song. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”
 Five years in the making, “Era“ marks the return of the Scottish quintet. The album was recorded at Middle Farm Studios and BLEED FROM WITHIN headquarters between March - September 2017. The drums were produced and engineered by Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood (Periphery, Animals As Leaders and more), who also mixed the album. It is the first release featuring their new guitar player, Steven Jones. The Scottish based producer/songwriter joined the band two years ago and has been an integral part of both writing, and recording.

Make sure to check out “Alive” that the band launched earlier: https://youtu.be/BCCpdwzCHvk 

The band will be playing three intimate shows shortly after “Era” is released April 6th, 2018:

Wednesday 25th April - Camden Assembly, London
Thursday 26th April - Gullivers, Manchester
Friday 27th April - Saint Luke’s, Glasgow

Tickets are available at http://bleedfromwithin.com

 AercTanGent Festival Announces 17 More Bands For 2018 Festival.

ArcTanGent FestivalFriday 2nd March 2018
As previously announced by the 'Thats Not metal Podcast', the award winning ArcTanGent Festival have today announced 17 new bands for the 3 days festival, set on Fernhill Farm, 16th-18th August 2018 including headliners Glassjaw & Shellac.

Glassjaw will be the Friday night headliners, and will be welcomed to the festival for the first time.  Very few bands have the critical acclaim that Glassjaw have since they formed in the early 90's. They recently released the excellent album 'Material Control' to a rapturous response. This will be a festival exclusive for 2018.  Beck from the band simply said ""Shellac? Yes please." when asked if they were excited to headline. So that brings us nicely onto the next headliner.

Shellac should need no introduction. The trio, which includes legendary producer Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Mogwai etc) will be yet another festival exclusive when they headline the Saturday night of ArcTanGent Festival.  "Since we've never been to the festival, I'm not sure what we could say about it other than that we're looking forward to playing in Bristol. It's nice there. Are there still a lot of road works going on?" Says Bob Weston from the band.  One of the most dynamic live bands around, their set will no doubt be one of most talked about in the festivals history.

"This feels like the biggest and best announcement we've ever done at ATG. Having Glassjaw and Shellac as main stage headliners will be amazing, but personally I'm also very excited about Pelican's first visit to Fernhill Farm – it's certainly long overdue.  I'd really urge people to check out our Spotify playlist. We put a huge amount of effort into curating a line up that has strength in depth from the top to the bottom – so go check out Telepathy. Check out Scalping. Check out Zeal & Ardor if you don't know them. Check out them all!" says James Scarlett, organiser.

As James mentioned, the mighty Pelican will be joining us at Fernhill Farm after almost 2 years away from the UK.  You won't want to miss this exclusive.

Other incredible artists added to the already stellar line up are outlined below and you can listen on the ATG spotify:
La Dispute /  Arcane Roots / Alcest / Zeal & Ardor/
Black Peaks/  VENNART/  Delta Sleep / Telepathy / People Like Milk Products (Memory of Elephants & Chiyoda Ku Big Band) / Scalping / Wren / Jo Quail / VLMV / Vasquez

 
As previously announced, the main stage will be open on Thursday for the first time ever and headlined by ArcTanGent Festivals most requested band, 'And So I Watch You From Afar'. The Northern Irish instrumental rock band will be returning to the festival for the fourth time and are playing 'The Endless Shimmering' in its entirety.

Full list of bands so far:

Glassjaw / Shellac / La Dispute /  Arcane Roots / Alcest / Zeal & Ardor /
Pelican (UK exclusive) / Black Peaks/  VENNART/  Delta Sleep / Telepathy / People Like Milk Products (Memory of Elephants & Chiyoda Ku Big Band) / Scalping / Wren / Jo Quail / VLMV / Vasquez / 
GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! / And So I Watch You From Afar/ Pianos Become Teeth / Alpha Male Tea Party /Rolo Tomassi/ Jamie Lenman/ Foxing / Gallops/ Talons/ Bossk/ Svalbard / Gulfer / Body Hound/ GUG

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
CLICK HERE

 Ramblin Man Fair Announces More Acts For 2018 Festival.

Ramblin Man FairFriday 2nd March 2018
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful third year in 2017, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2018! This year the festival will move from its traditional end of July slot to the 30th June and 1st July 2018.

Ramblin' Man Fair is pleased to announce further acts for 2018 as Tyler Bryant, The Last Internationale, Therapy?, Laurence Jones, The Adelaide's, Connor Selby with many more acts to be announced...

Therapy? (Main Stage) –Northern Irish three-piece Therapy? are one of the most enduring rock acts of the British rock music scene. Formed in 1989, the band have released 12 studio albums and sold over 2 million albums worldwide. The band are a fearsome live act and will sure to be a highlight of the main stage in 2018. Late 2017 saw the band release a double live acoustic record "Communion: Live At The Union Chapel".

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown (Main Stage) – One of the biggest emerging young talents on the global rock music scene, Ramblin' Man Fair are delighted to welcome Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown to the 2018 bill. Based around the prodigious talents of Texan Tyler Bryant who was personally invited to [lay a blues festival by Eric Clapton while he was just 16. The band have toured with the likes Jeff Beck, Aerosmith, BB King and AC/DC – as well as main support to Guns N Roses on their Not In This Lifetime Tour. Tyler is currently on a headline tour of the USA throughout March, April and May 2018.

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

The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30-acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, Eurostar via Ashford Int'l and Channel Ferries to and from mainland Europe.

Ramblin' Man Fair will take place on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018.
Announced acts to date are:


Main Stage
Mott The Hoople (Headliner)
The Cult (Headliner)
Halestorm (Special Guest)
Steel Panther (Special Guest)
Blackberry Smoke
The Cadillac Three
Sons Of Apollo
GUN
Therapy?
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
The Last Internationale

Country Stage
Steve Earle & The Dukes (Headliner)
(UK Exclusive Set 'Copperhead Road plus Hits!')
Me And That Man
The Adelaide's
 
Blues Stage
Gov't Mule (Headliner)
Chas & Dave
Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind
Laurence Jones
Connor Selby
 
Prog In the Park Stage
Fish
(Playing Material From The "Clutching At Straws" Album)
Mostly Autumn
Von Hertzen Brothers
Voyager
Goldray

 

Tickets are available now priced as below:

VIP Admission Saturday & Sunday - £256 plus booking fee
General Admission Saturday & Sunday - £156 plus booking fee
Camping Starts at £49
Tickets available from http://ramblinmanfair18.eventbrite.co.uk

 Hawthorne Heights Announce New Album.

Hawthorne HeightsFriday 2nd March 2018
Hawthorne Heights are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Bad Frequencies, the band's first full-length album since 2013 and first release on Pure Noise Records. Bad Frequencies will be released on the 27th April.

Hawthorne Heights are giving fans the first taste of the new 13-track album with the release of 'Pink Hearts.'

You can listen to Pink Hearts here
You can pre-order Bad Frequencies ahead of its release here.

On the song, Singer and Guitarist JT Woodruff shares "If we try, we can stay young forever, but I'm not sure we actually want to. "Pink Hearts" is about burning through relationships, because you are selfishly just having fun when you are young. Eventually you have to wake up and grow up, and hope that you haven't cut someone too deep."

"We wrote Bad Frequencies over the course of a year, which was our longest writing process as a band.  We played 170 shows in 2017, wrote every moment that we could, then demoed, then recorded an album.  I think we fit everything we possibly could in 365 days, and we are very proud of that," continues Woodruff on the upcoming album.

The album was produced by Hawthorne Heights along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio), and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy Winner, NOFX, Social Distortion). The band previously worked with Ingram on the Hurt EP as well as Webb for "Push Me Away" which was released last summer ahead of their full run on the Vans Warped Tour.
Bad Frequencies Track Listing:
In Gloom
Pink Hearts
Crimson Sand
The Perfect Way To Fall Apart
Just Another Ghost
Bad Frequencies
Skylark
Edge Of Town
Starlighter (Echo, Utah)
Push Me Away
The Suicide Mile
Straight Down The Line
Pills

Hawthorne Heights is composed of JT Woodruff (Vocals, Guitar), Mark McMillon (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Ridenour (Bass, Backing Vocals), Chris Popadak (Drums). The band has remained dedicated to their fans and has maintained a hard-working DIY mentality over the course of their 14-year career while delivering monumental albums like The Silence in Black And White and If Only You Were Lonely. ANY ADDITIONAL BIO INFO?

On signing with Pure Noise Records, the band shares, "We had been doing it ourselves for a few years, and while we love having all that freedom, we really thought that this was a great album to dive back into the label atmosphere. We've followed Pure Noise for years, and have always been impressed with how they release records, and the bands they choose to sign. We really believe that Bad Frequencies is one of the best things that we've created as Hawthorne Heights, so we wanted to give it every possible chance at success. After a few conversations with Jake, we knew everything would come together quickly, and that it would be a fun project for both the band and label."

 Godsmack Announce New Album.

GodsmackFriday 2nd March 2018
20 years since the release of their debut album and 20 million worldwide sales later, GODSMACK are an even stronger animal than before. The proof is in the grooves of WHEN LEGENDS RISE, their first studio outing in four years, due out April 27th via Spinefarm Records.

The album is available for pre-order now (here), along with instant grat track, 'Bulletproof'; this first single / video shows the band – Sully Erna [vocals, guitar], Tony Rombola [guitar], Robbie Merrill [bass] and Shannon Larkin [drums] – doubling down on their combination of tightly wound riffs, rhythmic fury, naked emotions and pushed-to-the-edge vocals, all fired up with melodic precision and tight songcraft.

"It was just about evolving as a songwriter," says singer / songwriter Erna. "I wanted to stretch my wings even further, to use all of the experiences I've had writing different types of music over the years and apply that to finding a way to introduce a newer, fresher, more mature sound, whilst still maintaining the power of Godsmack." 

WHEN LEGENDS RISE, the band's seventh studio album, was recorded at their headquarters (GSHQ) in Derry, New Hampshire, and produced by Erik Ron and Erna. Sonically intense and layered, it pushes the band forward, kicking off with the title track which begins with tribal-style drums and lethal riffs.

'When Legends Rise' speaks to "the band and our journey," says Erna. "It's been an amazing road we have travelled through all the ups and downs.  But being able to conquer those challenging times with alcohol and egos and everything else that can tear a band apart is what we are the most proud of.  To be able to stand strong again and do it better than we ever have. It's about burning it down and building it back up. It's the Phoenix rising from the ashes!"

Emotions run strong on 'Bulletproof'. Continues Erna:-
"I always write about things that have affected me on an emotional level. I think everyone knows that about me by now. But if I choose to do that, I have to be prepared to be honest and vulnerable. And so the challenge is figuring out how 'exposed' you want to be with personal information. But I've also learnt over the years that, for me, being transparent, even to the point of embarrassment sometimes, is so much better than holding it inside and extending that pain longer than you need to. 'Bulletproof' is just another moment in my life when I allowed myself to be vulnerable and got hurt. It's this kind of carelessness from other people that eventually hardens you and forces you to put up that wall to protect yourself. So when and if they circle back around and try to get back in, you make yourself bulletproof."

Another album standout is the anthemic 'Unforgettable' with its towering, massive sound and some special vocal guests.

"It's my favourite song on the record," reveals Erna. "I work with an organisation called C.A.T.S. (Community Alliance for Teen Safety) that focusses on helping young kids stay on the right path, so I invited a bunch of kids from the Derry Middle Schools of New Hampshire to sing with me, which I feel really brought this song over the top! They were incredible, and the song is Unforgettable!!"

Another highlight of WHEN LEGENDS RISE is the powerful string-laden ballad 'Under Your Scars'.

"I come from a very broad background in music," reflects Erna.  "My great uncle was a famous composer in Sicily, and my dad is still a musician and runs an Italian band in the Boston area. So as I've grown over the years as an artist, I've regressed back to ALL TYPES of music and instruments I love working and composing with. So I called upon my dear friend Irina Chirkova to lay down the cello parts, and Zvezdelina Haltakova (both from Bulgaria) did all the violin parts for me. And I really feel that this specific track will be something people will gravitate towards since it's the first real ballad we've put on a Godsmack record. I think, like it or not, they will gravitate towards it to explore it out of curiosity. But again, it's about taking risks and expanding."

WHEN LEGENDS RISE follows the success of 2014's '1,000 HP', which entered the Top Billboard 200 chart at #3, with two #1 debuts (Billboard Top Alternative Albums: #1 Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums: #1).

One of rock's most explosive live acts, GODSMACK will perform at a series of US festivals this spring / summer, followed by a major outdoor amphitheatre tour, then a return to the UK & Europe later in 2018.

The WHEN LEGENDS RISE track-listing is as follows:-
'When Legends Rise'
'Bulletproof'
'Unforgettable'
'Every Part Of Me'
'Take It To The Edge'
'Under Your Scars'
'Someday'
'Just One Time'
'Say My Name'
'Let It Out'
'Eye Of The Storm'

 Tremonti Announce UK Tour.

TremontiFriday 2nd March 2018
Florida metal crew TREMONTI, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, have announced a new set of UK & European tour dates. Already confirmed to support Iron Maiden for a number of dates in mainland Europe, the new shows are all headline appearances.

Pre-sale tickets are available now with general sale beginning this Friday, 2nd March, at 10am from www.marktremonti.com, all good ticket agents, and direct from venue box offices. Special guests will be announced at a later date.

Tremonti's UK run consists of:
Thu 28th Jun - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 29th Jun - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 30th Jun - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Mon 2nd Jul - BELFAST Limelight
Tue 3rd Jul - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 5th Jul - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids

The band release their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, via Napalm Records later this Summer. Being recorded with longtime producer, Michael "Elvis" Baskette, Mark revealed on social media last week that he'd just finished laying down the lead vocals. Fans can pre-order various exclusives bundles at https://www.fret12.com/collections/tremonti.

Mark Tremonti is the Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter known for his work in the critically acclaimed Alter Bridge and in the multi-platinum rock juggernaut Creed. Having sold over 50 million records worldwide, Mark is the man behind massive hits like "My Own Prison", "Higher", "Isolation", and "Addicted To Pain."  His recognisable sound has garnered him a loyal fan base worldwide. Guitar World dubbed him "Guitarist of the Year" three consecutive years in a row, and he ranked as the "fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist ever" in Total Guitar.

 Sevendust Announce New Album.

SevendustThursday 1st March 2018
Twenty-four years into their career and still with all original members, US heavy rockers Sevendust are set to release their 12th studio album, 'All I See Is War', on May 11 via a newly-inked deal with Rise Records.  [cover art attached]

Recorded last autumn at Studio Barbarosa in Florida, the new album was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Slash, Coldrain, Story Of The Year). 'All I See Is War'is the follow up to 2015's 'Kill The Flaw', a record that brought the band their highest album sales chart position of their career and saw them nominated for 'Best Metal Performance' at the 2016 Grammy Awards. More album details and pre-order information will be revealed shortly.

>Prior to festival season touring, Sevendust head out on the road in the USA this April, with special guests Memphis May Fire. More touring news is still to come but expect the band to return to the UK in 2018! 
Having shared stages with everyone from Avenged Sevenfold, Iron Maiden, and Korn to Black Stone Cherry and Alter Bridge, the live show by these consummate musicians is not to be missed!

Sevendust formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1994 and have forged one of hard rock's most diehard audiences. 2014's acoustic offering 'Time Traveler's & Bonfires' saw an overwhelming response from that community, being quickly funded through a highly successful PledgeMusic campaign. Just a year prior, 'Black Out The Sun' entered Billboard's Top Hard Music Albums chart at #1 and landed at #18 on the Top 200. They kicked off their illustrious career with an untouchable string of three gold albums, beginning with their self-titled 1997 debut and continuing with 'Home' in 1999 and 'Animosity' in 2001. The band have sold out shows across the globe and performed at some of the world's biggest rock festivals, as well as conquering the digital world, racking up over 1.1 million likes on Facebook and 8 million views on YouTube.

 Casey Announce New Song 'Bruise'.

CaseyThursday 1st March 2018
South Wales five-piece CASEY are on the verge of releasing their affecting second album 'Where I Go When I Am Sleeping' and now they've revealed another new song from the record in the form of 'Bruise'. 'Bruise', alongside further as-yet-unreleased album tracks 'Needlework' and 'The Funeral', serves as somewhat of a link between Casey's first album 'Love Is Not Enough' and 'Where I Go...'. As vocalist Tom Weaver explains, 'Bruise' "explores how I feel now about the topics I was writing about on the first record. It also looks forward, introducing the idea that the experiences I've been through have left me in a fragile state, which leads into a feeling of guilt and of insufficiency, not feeling deserving enough of happiness."

'Where I Go When I Am Sleeping' was produced by Brad Wood (Touché Amoré, Sunny Day Real Estate, Placebo) and will be released via Hassle Records on 16th March with Rise Records handling release duties in North America. It's a deeply personal journey through Weaver's various afflictions. "I was diagnosed with brittle bones at birth," he explains, "and when I was 15 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and at 20 I was diagnosed with manic depression. I've also had a heart attack and a stroke and I was in this crazy car accident that crushed half my face. They're big life events, but a lot of the stuff that's happened to me medically was stuff that I was just living through at the time. Looking back now, though, I realise I could have died four or five times. I'm lucky to be here."

Where I Go When I Am Sleeping - March 2018 Release Shows:
16th - Cardiff - Buffalo Bar (in association with Spillers Records)
17th - Kingston - Banquet Instore (Matinee All Ages) & Fighting Cocks (18+) (in association with Banquet Records)
22nd - Sheffield - Picturehouse (in association with Bears Den Records)
 
WHERE I GO WHEN I AM SLEEPING EU|UK TOUR 2018
(with support from Endless Heights & Rarity)

30.03.18 Belgium Dendermonde @ JH Zenith  
31.03.18 Netherlands Arnhem @ Willemeen   
01.04.18 Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden  
02.04.18 Germany Hannover @ Mephisto  
03.04.18 Germany Nürnberg @ Z-Bau  
04.04.18 Germany Leipzig @ Naumanns  
06.04.18 Hungary Budapest @ Dürer Kert  
08.04.18 Germany Munich @ Feierwerk  
09.04.18 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff  
10.04.18 Germany Frankfurt @ 11er  
11.04.18 Germany Hamburg @ Goldener Salon
12.04.18 Germany Cologne @ MTC  
13.04.18 UK London @ Boston Music Room  
14.04.18 UK Leeds @ The Key Club  
15.04.18 UK Newcastle @ Jumpin Jacks  
16.04.18 UK Plymouth @ Underground  
17.04.18 UK Manchester @ Satan's Hollow  
18.04.18 UK Birmingham @ Asylum2  
19.04.18 UK Nottingham @ Rock City Basement

 PArkway Drive Unleash Heavy New Single.

Parkway DriveThursday 1st March 2018
Today, Australian metal band Parkway Drive share their new single "Wishing Wells" and its accompanying video. The track is Parkway Drive's first new offering since their massively successful and critically praised 2015 album Ire.

Opening with ominous vocals and haunting acoustic guitar, "Wishing Wells" soon erupts into a furious and full-throttle metal assault. Captured in one shot, its starkly filmed video marks a deep departure from Parkway Drive's usual high-production aesthetic. The video features frontman Winston McCall giving a powerful close-up performance of "Wishing Wells" with fierce intensity.

Watch the video for "Wishing Wells" now

According to Parkway Drive—frontman Winston McCall, guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling, bassist Jia O'Connor, and drummer Ben Gordon— "Wishing Wells" is a meditation on the pain and confusion of loss.

"'Wishing Wells' is the compression of grief into song," says McCall. "It's attempting to place blame when there is none, seeking answers where there is only emptiness, and ultimately trying to find some kind of reason and meaning to justify the ultimate loss we will all be faced with in life. This is how this chapter begins and will end."

Known for their masterful live show, Parkway Drive will return to Europe and the United Kingdom to play some of the biggest Summer festivals, as well as a handful of headlining shows. Please see below for full details.  

PARKWAY DRIVE TOUR DATES

June 1st, 2018 – Nijmegen, FortaRock (NL) - TICKETS
June 2nd,2018 -  Nürburgring, Rock Am Ring (DE) – TICKETS  
June 3rd, 2018 - Nürnberg, Rock Im Park (DE) - TICKETS
June 6th, 2018 - Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm Open Air (AT) – TICKETS
June 7th, 2018 - Interlaken, Greenfield (CH) - TICKETS
June 9th, 2018 – Donington, Download Festival (UK) – TICKETS
June 14th, 2018 – Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock (AT) – TICKETS
June 15th, 2018 – Wroclaw, A2 (PL) – TICKETS
June 16th, 2018 -  Gräfenhainichen, With Full Force (DE) - TICKETS
June 18th, 2017 – Stockholm, Fryshuset (SE) – TICKETS  
June 19th, 2018 – Oslo, Rockefeller (NO) – TICKETS  
June 20th, 2018 – Gothenburg, Pustervik (SE) – TICKETS
June 21st, 2018 – Copenhagen, Copenhell (DK) – TICKETS
June 22nd, 2018 – Dessel, Graspop (BE) – TICKETS
June 23rd, 2018 – Clisson, Hellfest (FR) – TICKETS
June 26th, 2018 – Roma, Rock in Roma (IT) – TICKETS  
June 28th, 2018 – Airfield, Panensky Tynec Aerodrome (CZ) – TICKETS
June 29th, 2018 – Madrid, Download Festival (ES) – TICKETS
June 30th, 2018 - Vana-Vigala, Hard Rock Laager (EST)– TICKETS
July 1st, 2018 – Helsinki, Tuska Open Air (FI) – TICKETS

Formed in Byron Bay in 2002, Parkway Drive have released five studio albums, all on Epitaph: Killing with a Smile (2005), Horizons (2007), Deep Blue (2010), Atlas (2012), and IRE (2015). With all five albums certified gold in Australia, Parkway Drive have also released two platinum-selling DVDs (2012's Home is for the Heartless and 2009's Parkway Drive: The DVD).

 Led Zeppelin Announce Record Store Day Release.

Led ZeppelinThursday 1st March 2018
In advance of Led Zeppelin's 50th Anniversary celebration, slated to commence this September, the band will whet fan's appetites with their first ever release for Record Store Day on April 21. The limited edition 7-inch single is produced by Jimmy Page and pressed on yellow vinyl.  The single will feature two previously unheard studio mixes, handpicked by Page to appear on the release: the "Sunset Sound Mix" of "Rock And Roll" b/w the "Olympic Studios Mix" of "Friends."

The previously unreleased version of "Rock And Roll" provides an additional peek into the fabled "Sunset Sound Mixes" of Led Zeppelin IV. Only two previous "Sunset Sound Mixes" have been released, the first being the version of "When The Levee Breaks" on the original album and the second the "Stairway To Heaven" mix that debuted on the 2014 deluxe edition. The previously unheard "Olympic Studios Mix" of "Friends" is a stripped-down version, without the orchestration of the final mix, offering a true fly-on-the-wall feel from the band's recording sessions for Led Zeppelin III at Headley Grange.

Additionally, Led Zeppelin will release a newly remastered version of their classic live album How The West Was Won in multiple formats on March 23 including the first ever vinyl and Blu-ray Audio editions (with the Blu-ray containing hi-res 5.1 surround sound). The collection captures performances from Led Zeppelin's legendary concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena on June 25 and 27, 1972. Melded together and sequenced to replicate a single concert from beginning to end, the three-CD and four-LP collections capture the band at the height of its formidable powers.

 Babymetal Announce 2018 World Tour.

BabymetalThursday 1st March 2018
The BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 is confirmed for May and June 2018, and marks the beginning of BABYMETAL’s campaign in support of their upcoming and much anticipated new album.

The US tour comprises of 8 dates including Rock on the Range, and the European tour includes 5 dates including Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, and Download UK.

Last December, BABYMETAL’s vocalist SU-METAL returned to her hometown in Hiroshima for a two-day show “LEGEND-S-BAPTISM”.  The shows were celebrations of her “coming of age” – a very important date in Japanese culture - and featured two massive and unique stage sets (one at each end of the arena, connected by a moving platform) as well as hints of new material.  The two nights both sold out within 30 minutes.

Ticket presale and VIP for US tour starts March 1st in Japan while general on sale begins March 3rd (JST). Ticket presale and VIP for Europe starts February 28thand general on sale on March 2nd (JST). 
BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 

US TOUR 

May 8, 2018                       Kansas City, MO                                Uptown Theater
May 10, 2018                     Austin, TX                                            ACL Live at the Moody Theater
May 11, 2018                      Dallas, TX                                             House of Blues Dallas
May 13, 2018                      Houston, TX                                        Revention Music Center
May 15, 2018                     Atlanta, GA                                         Tabernacle Atlanta
May 17, 2018                     Charlotte, NC                                     The Fillmore
May 18, 2018                      Nashville, TN                                      Marathon Music Works
May 20, 2018                     Columbus, OH                   Rock on the Range

EUROPE TOUR 

June 1, 2018                Nürburg, Germany                  Rock am Ring 
June 2, 2018                        Nuremberg, Germany                    Rock im Park
June 4, 2018                       Innsbruck, Austria                            Music Hall Innsbruck
June 5, 2018                        Utrecht, Netherlands                     TivoliVrendenburg
June 9, 2018                        Derby, UK                                            Download UK

 Welcome To Rize Festival.

Rize FestivalThursday 1st March 2018
Liam Gallagher and Stereophonics have been announced to headline the brand new RiZE Festival which will take place at the iconic Hylands Park in Chelmsford on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th August 2018.

Celebrating its very first year RiZE Festival brings together an exciting mix of the very best music from classic indie, pop, urban, dance and new upcoming talent across four stages. Hylands Park has a history of hosting world class events and this new local festival promises to bring an incredible weekend of live music plus a huge hub of the best food and drink on the festival circuit.

Ahead of a huge sold out show at Lancashire County Cricket Club this summer and a sold out Finsbury Park show in June, Liam Gallagher will headline the main stage on Friday night. Releasing one of the biggest albums of 2017 'As You Were', the album debuted at number one in the UK, outselling the rest of the top 10 of the UK Albums Chart combined and achieving gold certification in its first week. One of Britain's best live bands Stereophonics will make their festival return this summer headlining RiZE Festival, TRNSMT festival in Scotland and two huge stadium shows in Wales.  The band are currently on a massive UK tour throughout February/March in support of their recently released gold album, 'Scream Above The Sounds', which is their tenth studio album and comes as the band celebrate twenty years since their debut.

The brand new outdoor festival also features highly acclaimed live artists from Platinum debut record, singer-songwriter James Bay, iconic national treasures Manic Street Preachers, indie pop idols Circa Waves, Grammy award-nominated rock group Bastille, British alt.rock veterans Maxïmo Park as well as Craig David's world famous TS5 show.

Also performing are major UK artists Years & Years, Plan B, Rag'n'Bone Man, Dave, Rita Ora, Example & DJ Wire, Tokio Myers, MNEK, Disciples, Sinead Harnett and The Manor. Some of the hottest emerging talent joining the bill are Lewis Capaldi, Tom Grennan, Raye, Tom Walker, Nina Nesbitt plus Jacob Banks. Many more acts will also be announced across four stages.

Tickets are priced from just £59.50+BF and go on sale at 9.30am Friday 2nd March, please visit www.rizefestival.co.uk for official outlets.

RiZE FESTIVAL
HYLANDS PARK, CHELMSFORD

Friday 17th August
LIAM GALLAGHER
JAMES BAY
CRAIG DAVID PRESENTS TS5
PLAN B
MANIC STREET PREACHERS
DAVE
CIRCA WAVES
DISCIPLES
TOM GRENNAN
JACOB BANKS
MNEK
SINEAD HARNETT

Saturday 18th August
STEREOPHONICS
BASTILLE
YEARS & YEARS
RAG'N'BONE MAN
RITA ORA
MAXIMO PARK
EXAMPLE
TOKIO MYERS
LEWIS CAPALDI
TOM WALKER
THE MANOR
RAYE
NINA NESBITT

 Clutch Announce UK Headline Tour.

ClutchThursday 1st March 2018
Maryland rockers CLUTCH, comprised of Neil Fallon (Vocals/Guitar), Tim Sult (Guitar), Dan Maines (Bass) and Jean-Paul Gaster (Drums/Percussion), have revealed they'll return to the UK this December, following the release of their new studio album.

CLUTCH's Neil Fallon updates, "We wrapped up recording the latest record a couple of weeks ago in Nashville with Vance Powell. We are really really pleased with it.  No title yet... still trying to figure that out.  It's kinda like naming a kid. We've known about this UK tour for some time now and it's nice to finally let the cat out of the bag.  If all goes as planned the album will have been out a few months by the time we return to the UK and bust out the new jams. And have proper holiday roasts."

Get your festive groove on at:
Tue 18th Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Wed 19th Dec - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Thu 20th Dec - MANCHESTER Academy
Fri 21st Dec - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 22nd Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy

 Hot Water Music Release New Single Ahead Of UK And Europe Tour.

Hot Water MusicFriday 23rd February 2018
Gainesville' Florida's Hot Water Music have released a brand new video for 'Bury Your Idols.

The song, which originally premiered on Diffuser, is taken from album Light It Up which was released last year on Rise Records.

You can listen to 'Bury Your Idols' here
You can see Hot Water Music on tour this April with support from The Flatliners at the following dates:

HOT WATER MUSIC ON TOUR
25th April- Electric Ballroom, London TICKETS
26th April Live Music Hall, Cologne TICKETS
27th April Astra, Berlin TICKETS
28th April Muffathalle, Munich TICKETS

Tickets on sale now
www.hotwatermusic.com 


Hot Water Music released their self-produced and highly-acclaimed new album Light It Up on September 15 via Rise Records. It follows 2012's Exister, which was the band's Rise debut.

Check out the anthemic track "Never Going Back." Listen here.

The band also released a crowd-sourced video for "Vultures," which featured fan footage from across the bands career. Watch it here.

Listen to "Complicated" here.

 Code Orange Gear Up To Support Trivium.

Code Orange.Friday 23rd February 2018
Code Orange have shared "only1(the hard way)," which is streaming now via The FADER. "only1(the hard way)" is a remix of Code Orange's "Only One Way," which was released earlier this month as part of Adult Swim's Singles Series.
Code Orange guitarist and vocalist Shade, who helmed the remix, explained to The FADER, "Keeping a unique creative energy in every aspect of Code Orange is something we are always thinking about and it's what drives me personally.  This song was a great opportunity for me to portray my alternate vision of the song and for us to bridge the gap with other genres and artists we are influenced by.  We are constantly evolving and we're going to keep pushing the boundaries of our band."
Recorded with producer Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, "Only One Way" and the accompanying remix, "only1(the hard way)," mark the first new music from the band since the release of their widely acclaimed LP FOREVER, which earned Code Orange a Grammy nomination and topped several "Best of 2017" lists including: Rolling Stone's "20 Best Metal Albums of 2017," Revolver's "20 Best Albums of 2017," and The Independent's "Top 20 Rock & Metal Albums of 2017."
Following this year's Grammy's, Code Orange spoke to Rolling Stone at:  https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/rising-metal-stars-code-orange-forever-grammy-nomination-w516411
Code Orange embark on a UK tour mid-April. Catch them at the following:
UK DATES, SUPPORTING TRIVIUM:
Mon 16th Apr - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Tue 17th Apr - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Thu 19th Apr - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Fri 20th Apr - MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 21st Apr - LONDON O2 Brixton Academy


UK HEADLINE DATES:
Sun 15th Apr - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Wed 18th Apr - NEWCASTLE The Cluny
Sun 22nd Apr - PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms

 Decade Announce One Off London Show.

Decade.Friday 23rd February 2018
British alternative rockers Decade are revealing a video for their single ‘Human Being’, the opening track from their last album Pleasantries on Rude Records. The new video takes fans on an aesthetically pleasant and intimate journey with the band as they tour across Europe. Watch the video for “Human Beingat this link.

Speaking about the song, the band says:Human Being is a song about the human condition and the basic traits we all have in common, as well as all the things that set us apart.”
The video was filmed by our good friend Tom Brooker during our time in Europe in the autumn and winter of last year. As well as capturing the spirit of our live show, Tom also caught some more intimate moments of us being ourselves and acting stupid - just a few examples of the sort of laughs we like to have here,” they add about the video. Human Being was the working title for Pleasantries, so we thought it was poignant that this video was released to mark the one year anniversary of the record's release. Enjoy!”

You can stream Pleasantries on Spotify, or buy the record here.

Decade have also announced they will be playing a headline show at Borderline in London on May 30th. Tickets available here.

 Trivium Release Live Video Ahead Of UK Tour.

Trivium.Friday 23rd February 2018
US riff champions Trivium have released a video recapping the Autumn 2017 leg of 'The Sin and The Sentence Tour', featuring Arch Enemy. A big success for the band, it notched up some of the largest North American attendance tallies in Trivium's history.

In the six-minute clip, singer/guitarist Matt Heafy reveals that "Betrayer," which appears on the band's new album 'The Sin and The Sentence', is his favourite new song to play live. He explains that the song encapsulates everything that fans have come to know and love about Trivium, while also branching out into new sonic territory. The footage ends with a live rendition of the song, which was captured during the rehearsals for that tour.  Feel front and centre at a Trivium show - watch it at: https://youtu.be/GPDhXwf3RV0!

Trivium return to the UK in April for a string of headline dates as part of a wider European run. Support comes from Code Orange, Power Trip, and Venom Prison. Tickets are on sale now. Following that, the band hit the road in the USA with Bullet For My Valentine, before festival season commences.

UK TOUR DATES
Mon 16th Apr - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Tue 17th Apr - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Thu 19th Apr - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Fri 20th Apr - MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 21st Apr - LONDON O2 Brixton Academy

THE SIN AND THE SENTENCE is Trivium's eighth album. It's out now through Roadrunner Records. Listen to the title track and "The Heart From Your Hate."

Recorded with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira) at Santa Ana, California's Hybrid Studios, THE SIN AND THE SENTENCE finds Trivium – Matt Heafy (lead vocals, lead guitar), Corey Beaulieu (guitar, vocals), Paolo Gregoletto (bass) and Alex Bent (drums) – returning with their first new music since their celebrated 2015 LP, SILENCE IN THE SNOW. The new LP also features the band's first recordings with new drummer Bent who joined the band last year.

 Falling In Reverse Release Brand New Song 'Losing My Mind'.

Falling In Reverse.Friday 23rd February 2018
Falling In Reverse have shared a brand-new song and video 'Losing My Mind'.

Watch the video HERE.

Listen to the song on Spotify HERE

'Losing My Mind' is the band’s first new song since last year’s album "Coming Home".

Revolver described "Coming Home" as "a sonically cohesive" album in its band profile, while Outburn, which featured the band on its summer cover, called the album "sonically gripping from start to finish and impressive every step of the way, with neither Radke nor the band losing their edge" in its 10 out of 10 review.

Meanwhile, Alternative Press raved in its four-star review that "the album maintains a brilliant balance between uplifting and confessional, playful and serious. It's the most real, honest, and self-aware record FIR have released to date."

Falling In Reverse is currently touring in the United States with A Day To Remember, Papa Roach and The Devil Wears Prada.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
http://fallinginreverse.com/

 The Kenneths Announce New EP And Release New Single 'Favourite EX'.

The Kenneths.Friday 23rd February 2018
Aicha Djidjelli, Drew Wynen and Josh Weller, collectively known as London punk trio, The Kenneths​, have today (Feb 23rd) announced the release of their new EP, 'Ex'on April 20th​, with the release of brand new single and EP opener, 'Favourite Ex'​.
Speaking of 'Favourite Ex', frontman and guitarist Josh Weller says, "Favourite Ex was a song idea Aicha had while we were recording our last EP with Bill Stevenson​. Aicha and Bill went out on the razz after she'd finished her drum parts, Aicha was talking to Bill about her favourite ex and he said 'that's an amazing song title!"

"The song lyrically is about looking back at the ruins of a relationship and realising what you had was actually pretty special. It's a break-up song, but looking back with a bit of nostalgia, and a bit of vinegar. I think everyone has a favourite ex. That person who for some reason or another you feel like you cocked it up with."

Following two years of solid touring, clocking up shows alongside the likes of The Descendents, The Offspring, Anti-Flag, Juliette and The Licks, Jack Garratt, Lianne La Havas and Dead! along the way, 'Ex' was fittingly recorded live with producer Ben Baptie (The Strokes, Jamie T)​.

"It was a case of getting in a hot room, drinking a lot of coffee, bang it out in three days, drink whisky in the evening and work until 4am." Josh and Aicha recorded all of the vocals live too, facing each other, "like a sort of nightmare Tony Bennett duets album."
EX - Tracklisting
1) Favourite Ex
2) Model Man
3) Emulsion
4) Answer Machine
5) I Don't Wanna Go Out With You

 The Muppets To Take Over London's O2 Arena.

The Muppets.Friday 23rd February 2018
The Muppets bring their musical extravaganza to
Europe for the First Time Ever

Musical performances, sketches, celebrity guests and more at The O2

Yaaaaaaayyyyyyy!

The Muppets announce their most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational, full-length live show for the first time ever in Europe!  

Inspired by their hit 1980s variety TV show The Muppet Show, this magical event will be headlined by Kermit The Frog, leading an all-star cast of pigs, bears and whatevers in....

The Muppets Take The O2

Live on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July, The Muppets will be lighting up The O2 for 2 evenings and 1 matinee, so everyone can share in the mayhem, the music and laughter of a one-of-a-kind live Muppet performance!

Tickets go on sale on 9am on Wednesday February 28th HERE

Following a hugely successful trio of sell-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl last year, this exclusive European show is the first time The Muppets have ever performed their full live extravaganza outside of the USA.  The O2 will become a place where Muppets and humans can come together to share a special connection.

"We're thrilled to bring this first time ever live performance to all our fans in the UK," says Kermit, "There'll be music, comedy, incredible surprises, plus total and complete chaos. In other words: It's the Muppets! Yaaaay!

 "We've wanted to do a show like this for a long time, and now—after finally getting all Miss Piggy's luggage through customs -- we have the chance to appear live at The O2 arena!"

Miss Piggy adds, "I can't wait to be there to entertain, astonish, dazzle and otherwise gobsmack all moi's fabulous fans! Wear socks, sweetie, cause I'm gonna knock 'em off.  I will amaze everyone with this first-ever live performance....and, of course, for the official renaming of 'The MOI 2' arena."

Long time Muppet watchers and critics, Statler & Waldorf also have a view:
STATLER: "This is gonna be the ultimate  'Don't Miss It' event...."
WALDORF: "Yeah, if you don't go to it, you won't miss it."
 
Kermit and the ultimate diva herself - Miss Piggy will be joined by very special celebrity guests for musical performances, sketches and more. Highlights of the show include the fabulous Miss Piggy in a show-stopping musical extravaganza, a rocking musical jam by The Muppets' legendary house band Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, with legendary drummer Animal.  Plus the debut of all-new original chapters of those classic Muppet Show sketches - Pigs in Space, Veterinarian's Hospital and Muppet Labs and many, many more extraordinary surprises.

To celebrate this special weekend of Muppet fun, The O2 will be rolling out the green carpet for Muppet movies, street food, live music, best costume competitions and a whole host of celebrations for Piggy, Kermit and the gang.

Since 1965, Kermit the Frog and The Muppets have been entertaining the world. In movies, on television, on the internet, and now live on stage, The Muppets have done just what they set out to do: sing, dance and make people happy.

Under the often times steady, but frequently frantic leadership of Kermit the Frog, The Muppets have made eight theatrical motion pictures, countless television specials and appearances and, of course, that international mahna-mahna.... excuse us, we mean "phenomena"....The Muppet Show.

With a cast of characters headlined by the inimitable, yet exasperating Miss Piggy, the hilarious Fozzie Bear, the inexplicable Great Gonzo and the extremely-loud Animal, The Muppets remain as beloved and befuddling entertaining as ever. So, please stop reading this -- because if you're here then you probably already know all this stuff – and join the aforementioned entertainers – plus Sam Eagle, The Swedish Chef, Pepé the King Prawn, Lew Zealand, Rowlf and so many more! It's time to get things started. This is what we call The Muppets Take The O2.

And while this is the first ever live show for The Muppets in London, they are honorary citizens of the UK's capital....

  • The Muppet Show - their original 1976 TV show - was filmed at Elstree Studios, London
  • In their second feature film The Great Muppet Caper (1981), The Muppets must travel to London to stop a jewel heist.....
  • In 1992, their fourth film, The Muppet Christmas Carol, was an adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic book and is based in London. This film starred possibly one of London's most famous sons - Sir Michael Caine
  • Jim Henson's Creature Shop which created some of world's most memorable characters and was a fundamental part of films like The Muppet Christmas Carol was based in Hampstead and then Camden in North London until 2005
  • Muppets Most Wanted, their most recent film starring Ricky Gervais, ends with a heist at the Tower of London. London was also the backdrop to much of the film with buildings like Holborn's Freemasons' Hall doubling as a Spanish art gallery 

 Underoath Announce First Studio Album In Six Years.

Underoath.Friday 23rd February 2018
Underoath release Erase Me, their sixth studio album and first since 2010, via Fearless Records on April 6

The confirmation of what is one of rock music's most anticipated and speculated about reunions arrives with Underoath's first new song in nearly a decade, 'On My Teeth'.
We've had success and we've come through a lot of waters," explains drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie. "There's been 11,000 things we've been through so you would think, almost rhetorically, 'What do you need now?' All of us are finally in that place in our lives where the only thing we care about is inclusion for everybody—for the world. For me, exclusion is the scariest thing in the world. And I think Underoath coming back now with a new record—which none of us thought was possible—we want people to know that this is your music and you can feel however the fuck you want about it. I just want to prove that we are doing everything in the most honest way we ever have. This is the healthiest we've ever been as a group of people, as musicians, and in our worldview."

Gillespie's quote touches on the narratives behind the 11-song release: addressing the dire circumstances that led to the demise of the band, the ability to, now, be true to themselves and with their listeners as well as the individual band members disenchantment with religion.

"We took a step away and then we realized that we are a family," adds singer Spencer Chamberlain. "We do miss it and we miss each other. We made the decision to never play again as Underoath and then we let that sit a couple of years. Band members rebuilt themselves and their friendships--and then we rebuilt the band."
 

Erase Me was written and recorded over the summer of 2017 with producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, 3OH!3) and mixed by Ken Andrews (Failure, Jimmy Eat World). 
Erase Me tracklist:

  1.  It Has To Start Somewhere
  2. Rapture
  3. On My Teeth
  4. Wake Me
  5. Bloodlust
  6. Sink With You
  7. Ihateit
  8. Hold Your Breath
  9. No Frame
  10. In Motion
  11. I Gave Up

Erase Me pre-orders are available now, with digital pre-orders including an instant download of 'On My Teeth': http://found.ee/eraseme / http://found.ee/underoathbundles 

Underoath has confirmed a number of festival appearances, with headlining dates to be announced soon:

April 20  Las Vegas, NV  Las Rageous
April 27  Jacksonville, FL  Welcome to Rockville
April 28  Sunrise, FL  Fort Rock
May 4  Charlotte, NC  Carolina Rebellion
May 18 – 20  Columbus, OH  Rock on the Range
May 26  Pryor, OK  Rocklahoma
June 15  Paris, France  Download Festival Paris
June 16  Amsterdam, Netherlands  Melkweg
June 21  Dessel, Belgium  Festivalpark Stenehi
June 22 - 24  Scheessel, Germany  Hurricane Festival
June 22 - 24  Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany  Southside Festival
June 23  Dessel Belgium  Graspop Metal Meeting
June 28  Prague, Czech Republic  Aerodrome Festival
June 29  Madrid, Spain  Download Festival Madrid
June 30  Ysselsteyn, Netherlands  Jera on Air
July 12 - 14  Cadott, WI  Rock Fest
July 13  Oshkosh, WI  Rock USA
August 24  Reading, UK  Reading Festival
August 25  Leeds, UK  Leeds Festival
 PVRIS Release New Music Video.

PVRIS.Friday 23rd February 2018
PVRIS released the live acoustic video for their hit single, "Heaven," which appears on their sophomore full-length studio album, All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell (August 2017, BMG/Rise). The record hit #5 on Billboard's Rock Chart, #1 on Billboard's Emerging Artists Chart, and has been praised in the press by the likes of Alternative Press, Kerrang!, Rock Sound, NME, and more. Watch the video HERE. 

After headlining shows worldwide, touring alongside Fall Out Boy, Muse, and Thirty Seconds to Mars, and performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, PVRIS is back on the road on a new leg of North American headline dates.

PVRIS is also confirmed to play the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Friday, April 13th and 20th, along with additional summer performances at Forecastle Festival (Louisville, KY), Sloss Festival (Birmingham, AL), and Panorama Festival (New York, NY). The three-piece also recently announced a headline show at The Roxy in Los Angeles on April 12th before returning to the UK for Slam Dunk Festival in May.

Slam Dunk Festival
Saturday 26th May - Leeds City Centre
Sunday 27th May - Hatfield Park
Monday 28th May - NEC Birmingham

 Imagine Dragons Release New Single Ahead Of UK Tour.

Imagine Dragons.Friday 23rd February 2018
Today multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning band Imagine Dragons release a brand new single entitled "Next To Me" via KIDinaKORNER / Polydor Records, and also reveal summer US dates for their Evolve Tour. "Next To Me" is available via all participating digital retailers HERE. Listen to "Next To Me" HERE.

"Next To Me," produced by Alex Da Kid, was today's World Record with Zane Lowe on Beats 1. "Next To Me" is the first new music released from Imagine Dragons since Evolve, the band's 2017 platinum- selling third album. Evolve has sold over 100K copies in the UK with the album debuting at #3 and spending eight weeks in the UK Top 20.

Known for their incredible live shows, which have seen them sell out arenas worldwide as well as performing to massive crowds including Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds, Big Weekend and many more, Imagine Dragons play:

February
Sat 24th Birmingham, Genting Arena - SOLD OUT
Mon 26th  Dublin, The O2 Arena - SOLD OUT
Weds 28th  London, The O2 Arena - SOLD OUT

March
Thurs 1st  London, The O2 Arena
Sat 3rd   Manchester, Manchester Arena - SOLD OUT
Sun 4th Glasgow, The SSE Hydro - SOLD OUT

 Ministry Announce UK Tour.

Ministry.Friday 23rd February 2018
American industrial colossus Ministry are very pleased to announce a run of UK and Ireland tour dates for July 2018, which will take the group across seven different cities – from Rock City, Nottingham on 17th July to Northern Ireland and Ireland, culminating at SWX, Bristol on 25th July.

Dark and atmospheric singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe will be joining Ministry on the road as special guests. Chelsea Wolfe is already lined-up to play with Ministry throughout the USA and Canada this March and April.

Tickets will go on sale Friday Feb 23rd @ 10am GMT
via the below links:

17.07.18 UK Nottingham @ Rock City  
18.07.18 UK Glasgow @ O2 ABC  
20.07.18 UK Manchester @ Albert Hall  
21.07.18 UK London @ The Forum  
23.07.18 UK Belfast @ Limelight  
24.07.18 IRE Dublin @ Tivoli  
25.07.18 UK Bristol @ SWX  

+ special guest Chelsea Wolfe
Acclaimed pioneer of industrial music Al Jourgensen and his band Ministry are also currently prepping for the release of their hard-hitting and highly anticipated new album ‘AmeriKKKant’, which will be released on 9th March 2018 via Nuclear Blast.

PRE-ORDER ‘AMERIKKKANT’:

Limited Edition Vinyl (White or Clear/Red Splatter) and merchandise:  http://bit.ly/MinistryShop

CD and Black Vinyl:  https://store.hmv.com/music/vinyl/AmeriKKKant

If you’ve missed any of the new Ministry videos or footage of Al Jourgensen – you can catch them below:

Ministry accomplice Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) guests as a nightmarish clown in new video for 'Wargasm': https://youtu.be/uJSrQQMbp2k

Official video for ‘Antifa’:  https://youtu.be/XZormHXjp8M 

Watch Al explain ‘Why the time is right for a new album’: https://youtu.be/ToPyVcMeOk8
Al's 2018 predictions here: https://youtu.be/FzpnOKgyR1I

Al's take on the general harassment claims in the media currently: https://youtu.be/EnQuwU-bgSM
Al discussing the writing process for the new album, here:  https://youtu.be/RbYS9_8-swk

‘AmeriKKKant’ tracklist:
1.  I Know Words
2.  Twilight Zone
3.  Victims of a Clown
4.  TV5/4Chan
5.  We’re Tired of It
6.  Wargasm
7.  Antifa
8.  Game Over
9.  AmeriKKKa

 Myles Kennedy Releases New Solo Single Video.

Myles Kennedy.Tuesday 20th February 2018
As anticipation continues to build for Myles Kennedy's debut solo album, Year Of The Tiger, another lyric video is released worldwide. The video for the 3rd track, "Devil On The Wall," can be seen here: https://youtu.be/WKmFW0NiWkI. The album will be released worldwide on March 9th by Napalm Records. Fans that pre-order (http://smarturl.it/MK-YearOfTheTiger) the download of Year Of The Tiger through a digital retailer will receive an instant download of the song as well as the first single "Year Of The Tiger" and recently released "Haunted By Design." The album is also currently available for pre-order in various bundle configurations at: http://smarturl.it/YearOfTheTiger-NPR and www.MylesKennedy.com

Myles Kennedy recently announced a US tour in support of the upcoming solo album, following the UK & European run selling out in minutes. All tour information can be found at www.MylesKennedy.com. The sold out UK dates are follows
Sat 17th Mar - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute 2
Sun 18th Mar - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Tue 20th Mar - GLASGOW The Garage
Wed 21st Mar - MANCHESTER Gorilla
Fri 23rd Mar - LONDON Islington Assembly Hall
Sat 24th Mar - BRISTOL Thekla
Mon 26th Mar - LONDON Islington Assembly Hall

On Year Of The Tiger, Myles embarks on his first venture as a solo artist by embracing musical elements and influences he hasn't explored until this point in his career. Kennedy himself plays banjo, lap steel, bass, and mandolin in addition to guitar throughout the album. The emotional journey and personal story of Myles is captured in a bluesy-americana album with a twist of country and rock, swirling and flowing around this incredible soulful voice the world has come to know.

 Skindred Release Video For 'Machine'.

Skindred.Tuesday 20th February 2018
The band has already released a first album appetizer in the form of a teaser for the track "Machine". Now it's time to unleash the full music video which features actor and stunt man Neil Chapelhow best known for his work in new films Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and where to find them, The Commuter, King Arthur and many more.

The band states:        
"When we were told we were doing a video with the stunt team thats be behind the marvel films, James Bond and the Bourne films we knew we were in for a good time on the shoot! Throw in Gary from Reef and one of our fav bars in London (Big Red) and you have the ingredients for a really fun video! The idea is don't judge a book by its cover. Skindred is inclusive. Not Exclusive. So when someone in a rock bar is being teased by some "rockers" for not being the same as them, he hits back! In a big way!"

Watch the music video premiere HERE: http://vevo.ly/rS6ZoQ
(Napalm Smart URL: http://smarturl.it/SkindredMachineVideo )

"Machine" has already been used as both the intro and outro theme to ACDC frontman Brian Johnson's TV show 'Cars that Rock' Worldwide and features Reef frontman Gary Stringer lining up alongside the band's own Benji Webbe on co-vocals and if that is not enough the single also features Motorhead/Bastard Sons guitarist Phil Campbell taking the honours on the guitar solo too!

Meanwhile SKINDRED shot some exclusive behind the scenes Studio footage while recording their new album "Big Tings" at Peter Gabriels Real World studio in the village of Box, near Bath. View the band's album teaser HERE!

Keep your eyes and ears open for many more info and details to be unveiled soon!

Get your pre-order HERE!
„Big Tings" out on April 27th 2018!
Make sure to go see SKINDRED live at their 'Start the Machine Tour' all over the UK in April with special guests CKY and Danko Jones!


SKINDRED
/w CKY, Danko Jones
19.04.18 UK - Norwich / UEA
20.04.18 UK - Southampton / 02 Guildhall
21.04.18 UK - Nottingham / Rock City
22.04.18 Uk - Manchester / Academy
24.04.18 UK - Glasgow / 02 ABC
25.04.18 UK - Bristol / 02 Academy
27.04.18 UK - Leeds / 02 Academy
28.04.18 UK - London / 02 Academy, Brixton
29.04.18 UK - Birmingam / 02 Institute
More dates to be announced soon!

 New Years Day Detail New EP.

New Years Day.Tuesday 20th February 2018
NEW YEARS DAY have kicked off 2018 with a brand-new EP, a killer North American tour alongside In This Moment, all while continuing work on their much-anticipated, new full-length release for a tentative fall release. 

New challenges and new worlds beckon, but first, it’s time for a celebratory look inward. This comes in the form of a brand new EP, "Diary Of a Creep", which follows the tradition of landmark releases like "Garage Days" by Metallica by paying tribute to the artists who shaped the band, even as they continually redefine their music with each successive bold stage of their evolution.

"Diary Of a Creep" was released digitally 26 January via Century Media Records. In the UK, a limited edition in the CD Jewelcase format is available as of today, 16 February.

"Diary Of a Creep" kicks off with the brand-new, hard-hitting track, 'Disgust Me'.

Check out a static video for 'Disgust Me' under the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv_p7dJ-i3o

Ash Costello (vocals) states: "I want to start by saying, it was incredibly difficult to narrow this down to the 5 songs I wanted to cover the most. Narrowing it down to 20 songs was hard! Let alone just 5.  It felt very important to me to not only pay tribute to the artists that shaped who I am today, but to share it with all of you. It’s easy to dismiss where an artist has come from if you have no clue who they worshipped when they were just kids in school, dreaming of being a real musician someday. Honestly, everyday, I cant believe how far I’ve come and how absolutely happy I am that I get to share my music with whoever wants to listen, and these are just a few of the songs that helped me and shaped me along the way. When I was just a middle schooler, trying to get thru those horrible teenage years, I wish I had known then, that someday I would become of the heroes I looked up to, and it would be all thanks to YOU. I am grateful to you for listening and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do."

There’s 'Only Happy When it Rains', featuring Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, a somber alt-rock anthem by the multiplatinum Garbage, the Shirley Manson fronted band, which includes songwriter and performer Butch Vig (who produced landmark albums by Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, and Foo Fighters).

There’s also NYD's version of the Linkin Park mega-hit 'Crawling', with Costello putting her own spin on the fierce vocal delivery of the late Chester Bennington.

Then there’s 'Don’t Speak', the smash ballad from No Doubt’s diamond-selling album "Tragic Kingdom". Dark new wave finds its way into the EP via New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle.” On the other end of the NEW YEARS DAY spectrum, there’s Pantera classic “Fucking Hostile,” now a staple of NYD’s live show.

NEW YEARS DAY are currently wrapping up their North American tour with In This Moment, P.O.D. and Ded.

 Camden Rocks Adds Loads More Bands.

Camden Rocks.Tuesday 20th February 2018
Camden Rocks Festival have announced today that UK rockers Mallory Knox will play the festival that starts on June 2nd this summer in North London.

This is the only London show for the Cambridge band who join British rap metal band Hacktivist and rock rappers Crazy Town, who have also been announced to play today, joining Mercury-prize nominees Maxïmo Park, fabled post-punk originators Public Image Limited (PiL), acclaimed Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic, grebo gurus Pop Will Eat Itself and post-Sex Pistols legends The Professionals.

"Camden Rocks is one we're really looking forward to," say Mallory Knox ahead of the festival. "We fondly remember playing venues such as The Barfly all the way up to The Roundhouse in Camden. With this being our first show back in London in well over a year makes it a special one for us."

22 other artists join the bill today including Dead!, The Bottom Line, Sleep Token, Airways, Sulpher, Create To Inspire, The Skinner Brothers, Bad Sign, The Bad Flowers, Cheap Meat, Lucie Barât, The Fallen State, Inklings, Deadly Circus Fire, Fierce Ideas, Desperate Measures, Sophie & the Giants, Death Valley Knights, Talia Dean, The Rising Souls, Strides, 7he7ouch and Natalie Shay.

Expect more bands to be announced soon that will form a line-up that covers every style across the many indie, rock, metal and punk genres, from buzzing new bands to established rock giants.

Camden Rocks Festival 2018 venues include: Koko, Electric Ballroom, The Underworld, Dingwalls, Proud, The Cuban, Monarch, The, Lyttelton Arms, Camden Assembly, Devonshire Arms, Roundhouse Studio, Dublin Castle, Blackheart, Fiddlers Elbow, Dingwalls Canalside, Belushis, The Hawley Arms, Brewdog, Camden Market, and The Crescent.
 

Full festival line-up, tickets and festival information can be found at:
www.camdenrocksfestival.com

Follow Camden Rocks socials for the latest festival news and information:
facebook.com/CamdenRocksFestival
twitter.com/CamdenRocksFest
instagram.com/camdenrocksfest

General sale tickets are priced at £39.50 (subject to booking fee) and give festival goers access to all 200+ bands and 20+ venues on the festival.

Aftershow tickets are priced at £10 (subject to booking fee) and give festival goers access to the aftershow at KOKO 11pm – 3am.

Ticket terms and conditions can be found at our website.

 Dodgy Join Britrock Must Be Destroyed Tour.

Dodgy.Tuesday 20th February 2018
Seminal Britrock power-pop trio Dodgy have been announced as the opening act on the Britrock Must Be Destroyed tour in May.

With 12 Top 40 singles and over a million sales worldwide, Dodgy produced some of the most recognisable hits of the 90s, including 'Staying Out For The Summer', 'If You're Thinking Of Me', and 'Good Enough', which is officially one of the most played tracks on British radio in the last 20 years.

They join the already stellar line-up of Reef, The Wildhearts and Terrorvision – bringing together four of the greatest rock hit makers of the 90s. With each band boasting a string of chart-busting anthems they will be devastating venues, and no doubt livers as well, in eight of the biggest cities in Great Britain.

Place Your Hands high, drink Tequila, neck a Caffeine Bomb and find out which heavyweight champion will be Good Enough to crush the opposition. Pick sides as Britrock Must Be Destroyed!!

FRIDAY MAY 4TH – ACADEMY 1, MANCHESTER
SATURDAY MAY 5TH – DIGBETH ARENA, BIRMINGHAM
SUNDAY MAY 6TH – EVENTIM APOLLO, HAMMERSMITH
SATURDAY MAY 19TH – O2 ACADEMY, GLASGOW
SUNDAY MAY 20TH – O2 ACADEMY, NEWCASTLE
THURSDAY MAY 24TH – O2 ACADEMY, LEEDS
FRIDAY MAY 25TH – MOTION, BRISTOL
SATURDAY MAY 26TH – GUILDHALL, PORTSMOUTH

 A Statement From Mallory Knox.

Mallory Knox.Tuesday 20th February 2018
A statement from Mallory Knox –

"After nearly 9 years together, today we announce that Mikey has decided to part ways with Mallory Knox. As a band, we respect his decision and wish him well for the future.

2018 marks a brand new chapter for the band and we're excited to be continuing Mallory Knox with Sam taking the lead on vocals. We've been working hard behind the scenes writing & recording new music. We are very keen for you to hear it & you won't be waiting long.

With this news comes the unveiling of a string of intimate UK headline tour dates. We're ready to get back out on the road & play some new songs alongside the songs we've been playing for years. Head to 
malloryknox.com for details.

More announcements to follow so watch this space.

Much love 
Sam, Joe, James & Dave
MK"

 
Mallory Knox released their third album 'Wired' last year, touring extensively as they have done throughout their career. 2017 saw the band play the main stage at Reading & Leeds for the second time, as well as a whole plethora of festivals across the UK & Europe. Recent, post-Wired, independently-released single 'Sugar' went down a storm. But now, it's all about the future.  

MALLORY KNOX UK TOUR: 
APRIL
16 Brighton The Haunt*
17 Cardiff The Globe*
18 Exeter Cavern*
20 Stoke Sugarmill*
22 Glasgow King Tut's*
23 Manchester Rebellion*
24 Birmingham Mama Roux's*
26 Nottingham Bodega*
28 Selby Pop Punk Pile-Up Festival+
JUNE
02 Camden Rocks Festival+
*headline
+festival

 Wu-Tang Release New Single 'Lesson LEarn'd'.

Wu Tang Clan.Sunday 11th February 2018
Video For "Lesson Learn'd" featuring Inspectah Deck and Redman out now

The video for "Lesson Learn'd", the Wu-Tang track featuring Inspectah Deck and Redman is available to view now.

"Lesson Learn'd" is featured on the acclaimed album Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, which was released late last year on Entertainment One/36 Chambers ALC.  Produced by Mathematics and executive produced by RZA, the album topped the Billboard Independent Chart when released.  The album also features performances by RZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Masta Killa, ODB, Sean Price and more. Fans can purchase the album now.

36 Chambers ALC is a lifestyle company founded by RZA and Mustafa Shaikh to house innovative efforts in the music, art, fashion, and literary spaces.  Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues is the inaugural album to be released by the company.

 Napalm Death Release New Single.

Napalm Death.Sunday 11th February 2018
UK’s Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are soon to release the special 2CD, 2LP and Digital Download compilation “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” on March 30th, 2018 via Century Media Records.

A first single off the upcoming release is made available today, so feel free to check out “Oh So Pseudo” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZzrZtOd2Po
Or here: https://open.spotify.com/track/16wO6F2uMUpc1niueXXqyL?si=O4C_xpLNQTWJlp4OkWoZjg

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury checked in to comment about the upcoming compilation release as follows: "We are very thrilled to be finally releasing this compilation of rarities and covers from the past 10 years. NAPALM DEATH is a band that gives 100% when writing a song, so the songs included on this comp were saved originally for split EP's now sold out or vinyl editions of our albums or to become Japanese bonus tracks. When I was compiling the track-listing I was struck by how exciting again these tunes are to me. I had actually forgotten some of them, haha! We have written so many tracks and the years go by so quick that you forget just how fucking great these songs are! We will most certainly be blasting a few of these out live on our upcoming shows…Cheers and see you on the road!"
 
“Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” will include a total of 31 songs in a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH. Here is a complete track-listing with explanations for the source of each song:

NAPALM DEATH – “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”:

1. Standardization (02:46) -> LP-only bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
2. Oh So Pseudo (02:36) -> Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
3. It Failed To Explode (03:38) -> Japan-only bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
4. Losers (04:22) -> Bonus track from “The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code” album sessions 2004.
5. Call That An Option? (03:03) -> Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006.
6. Caste As Waste (03:06) -> Japan-only bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
7. We Hunt In Packs (03:49) -> Japan-only bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008.
8. Oxygen Of Duplicity (03:30) -> From Melvins Split EP, recorded 2013.
9. Paracide (01:39) -> Gepopel cover / Japan-only bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
10. Critical Gluttonous Mass (02:26) -> Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
11. Aim Without An Aim (03:05) -> Bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
12. An Extract (Strip It Clean) (03:12) -> From Split EP with Heaven Shall Burn, recorded 2014.
13. Phonetics For The Stupefied (03:29) -> From Split EP with Voivod, recorded 2014.
14. Suppressed Hunger (03:09) -> Bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008.
15. To Go Off And Things (02:29) -> Cardiacs cover / From Split EP with Melvins, recorded 2013.
16. Clouds of Cancer / Victims Of Ignorance (02:06) -> G-ANX cover / Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
17. What Is Past Is Prologue (02:57) -> Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
18. Like Piss To A Sting (01:31) -> From Split EP with Melt Banana, recorded 2014.
19. Where The Barren Is Fertile (02:22) -> From Split EP with Melt Banana, recorded 2014.
20. Crash The Pose (01:33) -> Gauze cover / Japan-only bonus track from “The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code” album sessions 2004.
21. Earthwire (02:55) -> Download only as DZI Foundation benefit following the 2015 Nepal earthquake, recorded 2014.
22. Will By Mouth (01:25) -> From Split EP with Converge, recorded 2012.
23. Everything In Mono (02:48) -> Bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
24. Omnipresent Knife In Your Back (05:15) -> Bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008.
25. Lifeline (03:18) -> Sacrilege cover / From “Respect Your Roots Worldwide” compilation, recorded 2011.
26. Youth Offender (02:07) -> B-Side from “Analysis Paralysis” EP; recorded 2011.
27. No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal) (03:02) -> From Split EP with Converge, recorded 2012.
28. Legacy Was Yesterday (02:15) -> From Decibel Magazine Flexi EP, recorded 2010.
29. Outconditioned (02:25) -> Despair cover / From “Covering 20 Years Of Extremes” compilation, recorded 2008.
30. Atheist Runt (06:07) -> Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006.
31. Weltschmerz (Extended Apocalyptic Version) (04:05) -> Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006.

The 2LP edition of “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” will not only contain a poster and an LP-booklet, but will - next to an unlimited black vinyl version - also be available in the following limited coloured vinyl runs: 100x copies white vinyl (CM Webshop Europe), 200x copies neon orange vinyl (CM USA), 200x copies silver vinyl (NBR) and 400x copies red vinyl (CM Distro).

Pre-order the release in various formats here: https://napalmdeath.lnk.to/CodedSmearsAndMoreUncommonSlurs

Here is a list of upcoming tour dates for NAPALM DEATH, starting off next week in Czech Republic

NAPALM DEATH – live 2018: 
16.02.2018 Jaromer (Czech Republic) - KD Narodak
17.02.2018 Slavonice (Czech Republic) - KD Slavonice
18.02.2018 Plzen (Czech Republic) - Serikovka
19.02.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Akropolis
20.02.2018 Uherske Hradiste (Czech Republic) - Mir
21.02.2018 Ostrava (Czech Republic) - Brick House
22.02.2018 Kosice (Slovakia) - Collosseum
23.02.2018 Lviv (Ukraine) - Fest Republic
24.02.2018 Kiev (Ukraine) - Bingo
25.02.2018 Chermonorsk (Ukraine) - Metropolis Arena
26.02.2018 Chisinau (Moldavia) - Atrium Concert Hall
28.02.2018 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) - Form Space
01.03.2018 Budapest (Hungary) - Dürer Kert
16.03.2018 Southport (UK) - Southport Holiday Park
30.03.2018 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Loppen
31.03.2018 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Belsepub
01.04.2018 Oslo (Norway) - Inferno Metal Festival
03.04.2018 Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
04.04.2018 Herford (Germany) - X
05.04.2018 Drachten (The Netherlands) - Iduna
06.04.2018 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
07.04.2018 Katowice (Poland) - Metalmania Festival
08.04.2018 Chemnitz (Germany) - AJZ
04.05.2018 London (UK) - Desertfest
10.05.2018 Bethune (France) - Le Satellite
11.05.2018 Gueret (France) - Metal Cultures
12.05.2018 Montpellier (France) - Moshfest IV
13.05.2018 Brainans (France) - Outbreak Metal Fest
29.06.2018 Villafranca (Italy) - Rock The Castle
12.-14.07.2018 Torgau (Germany) - Endless Summer
10.08.2018 Winchester (UK) - Boomtown
11.08.2018 Kortrijk (Belgium) - Alcatraz Festival
17.-19.08.2018 St. Nolff (France) - Motorcultor Festival
And many more dates to be announced soon...

 Will Haven Release New Single.

Will Haven.Sunday 11th February 2018
The origins of noise metal legends WILL HAVEN can be traced back to 1995, when they first emerged as a staple in Sacramento, CA's storied underground. For the past two decades-plus, they've existed on the fringe of extreme music – championing an apocalyptic amalgam of metal, noise, hardcore, and alternative all their own. In 2018, WILL HAVEN return to release their sixth full-length album and first for minus HEAD Records, entitled Muerte (Spanish for "death"), but this is anything but the end. Rather, it's a whole new beginning.

WILL HAVEN breathe entirely new life into their sound with Muerte, taking notes from the past but incorporating modern tones to create a chaotic, haunting auditory attack. "All said and done, we spent two years on this record," says guitarist Jeff Irwin. "We had more time than ever to fine tune the music. We really benefited from that. We're also more in tune with who we are. It's the first time I walked away going, 'There's nothing else I could've done to make this better.'"

Spiral down into the heavy, atmospheric thickness of Muerte by sampling the first offering of new WILL HAVEN music now. Stream the six-minute-plus epic, "El Sol", co-written by Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter HERE

"If WILL HAVEN and Deftones had a kid, that's what it would sound like," Irwin says about "El Sol". "I was in my first band with Stephen. This was really a family thing. While we were in the studio, he sent us an email with an eight-minute song of all riffs. I added the spacey elements. Our vocalist, Grady, is reciting this famous poem about being kind to your fellow man and taking care of each other. Lyrically, it fits the times."

Muerte is available for pre-order now via Bandcamp and PledgeMusic, with iTunes digital, Amazon digital and Spotify streaming also available from today.

Throughout 2017, the members of WILL HAVEN secretly recorded Muerte at Pus Cavern Studios in Sacramento, CA with Joe Johnston engineering and co-producing alongside Irwin. They pieced together a corrosive, chaotic, and cohesive vision that never relents over its 11 tracks. Mastering was handled by Logan Mader (Devil You Know, Fear Factory, Periphery).

Irwin adds about recording Muerte, "It felt like a rebirth. It sounds like a whole new band. There's a chemistry that only the four of us can achieve. Who knows what's next, but this is everything we were always meant to be on a record."

In the end, Muerte represents a milestone for WILL HAVEN as their most poignant, passionate, and powerful body of work to date.


Muerte track listing:

  1. Hewed With the Brand                  
  2. Winds of Change                
  3. Kinney                   
  4. The Son                 
  5. 43              
  6. No Escape (feat. Mike Scheidt of YOB)      
  7. Unit K                    
  8. Ladwig No. 949                 
  9. Bootstraps              
  10. Now in the Ashes               
  11. El Sol (co-written with Stephen Carpenter of Deftones)
Stream New Track "El Sol"
 Ramblin Man Fair Festival Adds Second Headliner.

Ramblin Man Fair.Friday 9th February 2018
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful third year in 2017, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2018! This year the festival will move from its traditional end of July slot to the 30th June and 1st July 2018 Ramblin' Man Fair is pleased to announce the second headliner for the event in 2018 as Mott The Hoople (Main Stage Headliner / UK Festival Exclusive) with many more acts to be announced...

Mott The Hoople (Main Stage Headliner / 2018 UK Festival Exclusive) – Ramblin' Man Fair are delighted to announce the inimitable Mott The Hoople as their second headliner for this year's festival – a 2018 UK festival exclusive performance with the classic 1973/1974 lineup. The band will feature Ian Hunter (Vocals, Guitars), Ariel Bender (Lead Guitars) and Morgan Fisher (Keyboards), and will be augmented by James Mastro (Guitars, Mandolin), Mark Bosch (Guitars), Dennis Dibrizzi (Keyboards), Paul Page (Bass) and Steve Holley (Drums). Sadly, due to ongoing ill health, Mick Ralphs will not be able to appear as a guest but has given his blessing.

Originally formed in 1969, Mott The Hoople went on to become one of the best loved and widely influential UK bands of the 1970s. The band produced albums such as "All the Young Dudes", "Mott" and "The Hoople" and singles such as, the David Bowie penned, "All the Young Dudes", "Honaloochie Boogie", "All the Way From Memphis", "Roll Away The Stone", "Saturday Gigs" and "The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll".

Consummate live performers and fronted by the wonderful Ian Hunter, Mott The Hoople will be a fantastic addition to the Ramblin' Man Fair bill in 2018.

Ian Hunter says, "Looking forward to realigning with my old Mott the Hoople mates - the Great Ariel Bender and the Sartorial Morgan Fisher at Ramblin' Man Fair in June. Both toured extensively with Mott and both were featured heavily of 'The Hoople' album after Mick Ralphs and Verden Allen left the band. I know many people were disappointed when neither appeared on the '09 and '13 get-togethers - hope this makes up for it!"

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

The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30-acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, Eurostar via Ashford Int'l and Channel Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
Ramblin' Man Fair will take place on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018.
Announced acts to date are:

Main Stage
Mott The Hoople (Headliner)
The Cult (Headliner)
Halestorm (Special Guest)
Steel Panther (Special Guest)
Blackberry Smoke
The Cadillac Three
Sons Of Apollo
GUN

Country Stage
Steve Earle & The Dukes (Headliner)
(UK Exclusive Set 'Copperhead Road plus Hits!')
Me & That Man
 
Blues Stage
Gov't Mule (Headliner)
Chas & Dave
Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind
Kris Barras.
 
Prog In the Park Stage
Fish
(Playing Material From The "Clutching At Straws" Album)
Mostly Autumn
Von Hertzen Brothers
Voyager
Goldray
 

Tickets are available now priced as below:

VIP Admission Saturday & Sunday - £256 plus booking fee
General Admission Saturday & Sunday - £156 plus booking fee
Camping Starts at £49
Tickets available from http://ramblinmanfair18.eventbrite.co.uk

 Arch Enemy To Release Deluxe Vinyl Box Set.

Arch Enemy.Friday 9th February 2018
Due to delays in production, the release of ARCH ENEMY’s deluxe vinyl box set “1996 – 2017” will be postponed. The new release date will be March 9, 2018.

The hand-numbered box set includes all ten studio albums and a bonus Gatefold 2LP featuring covers and bonus tracks recorded between 1996 and 2017 and comes with a 36-page-booklet with liner notes. All albums are mastered for vinyl.

It will be available as a picture LP box set and also in the following vinyl colors:

Black vinyl – limited to 1.500 copies
Clear vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at CMDistro
Transparent red vinyl – limited to 200 copies, only available at EMP
Silver vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at Nuclear Blast
Dark green vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at ST Records
Picture vinyl – limited to 500 copies

Use the following link to direct you to all preorders and save your copy now:https://archenemy.lnk.to/1996-2017


ARCH ENEMY live:

ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2018” w/ Wintersun, Tribulation
09.02.2018 Glasgow (UK) - ABC
10.02.2018 Nottingham (UK) - Rock City
11.02.2018 London (UK) - Koko
13.02.2018 Manchester (UK) - Ritz
14.02.2018 Bristol (UK) - Academy

 Thundermother Release New Single 'Fire In The Rain'.

Thunder Mother.Friday 9th February 2018
In the spring of 2017 Thundermother saw some drastic changes. Four members left, three new ones arrived. But the band's centre-piece – guitarist and founder Filippa Nässil – stood steady by her vision. A new line-up quickly gathered, and each piece immediately fell into place. In June the new, upgraded, version of Thundermother released "We Fight for Rock N Roll" – a single that was just as much of a statement as it was a taste of great music to come.

This new line-up hit the road in Europe, touring with Michael Monroe, W.A.S.P., D-A-D and Danko Jones as well as their own headline run, culminating in their acclaimed appearance at the legendary Wacken Festival. Not bad for a line-up that had only been together for a couple of months...

Band leader Fillipa Nässil recalls; 'To play at Wacken has been my major goal since I started the band and now we stood there and performed in front of 10 000 people. It had rained throughout the festival, but suddenly it stopped, and the sun started to shine on us...'

After a summer of successful touring Thundermother rehearsed intensively for a month, before it was time to head into the studio, Nordic Soundlab in Skara, to begin work on their new album. The flow was unbelievable. In just ten days they recorded 15 new tracks. Everything – including vocals – was recorded live. And almost everything was wrapped in the first take. 13 of these 15 tracks became the bands third album 'Thundermother'.

Thundermother have never sounded this great. Together with three times Grammis awarded producer Thomas Plec Johansson (Mustasch, Hardcore Superstar, Watain etc.) Thundermother have maxed just about everything.

'We wanted a really fat drum sound on this album. If you listen to records with say AC/DC and Airbourne, you'll hear that the drums are at a damn high volume. So, we put some serious time into getting a wicked drum sound. When Emlee hit the bass drum both she and the whole bloody house shook.' says Filippa Nässil.

Stepping out of their comfort zone on 'Thundermother', the band have recorded their first power ballad, the glorious 'Fire in the Rain', a track that emphasises the band's ambition to expand their horizons and the push the band further than ever before.

'Thundermother' is still the same great, high-octane, 70's breathing rock'n'roll that the band has spoiled us with since their 2014's debut album, but this time the groove is deeper, the sound is incredible, and the songs are more memorable.

Thundermother 2.0 are here. And they're better than ever!

Stream 'Fire in the Rain' here -
https://soundcloud.com/despotz/thundermother-fire-in-the-rain/s-ZndUW

 Truck Festival Announces 2018 Line Up.

Truck Festival.Friday 9th February 2018
The UK's longest running and best small festival Truck has just announced its first wave of artists for 2018 to ring in its 21st birthday. The festival, which formed two decades ago in 1998, will this year take place from 19th – 22nd July at Hill Farm in Steventon, Oxfordshire. 2018 will be the first time ever that the festival has opened its doors on the Thursday with the festival taking place over four days this year.

Heading up the festival on it's opening Thursday are band of brothers Peace, with Mercury Prize nominated indie rockers Friendly Fires topping the bill on Friday and four-time Brit nominated and multi million selling singer-songwriter George Ezra headlining the Saturday. Sunday headliners to be announced in the next wave of acts very soon, George commented on what fans can expect from his set:
"I'm so excited to be playing my first ever Truck Festival and over the moon that my debut gets to be as headliner.  It's been on my bucket list for a long time. My new album Staying At Tamara's will have been out in the world for a few months by then so I'll be coming to beautiful Oxfordshire armed with a host of new songs and a few choice oldies, and can't wait to get up and play. See you there!" – George Ezra

Festival Organiser Matt Harrap commented, "We're extremely excited to announce our first wave of artists for this year's show! Having artists of the calibre of George Ezra and Friendly Fires coming to headline the event after many years of asking is truly humbling and their sets will no doubt live long in the memory.
Returning heroes Peace will be the perfect way to kick off the festival with our first ever Thursday headliners. Personally I'm really thrilled to have the legend that is Gaz Coombes back at his favourite festival for the first time since 2013 as well as some brilliant up and coming local talent such as Low Island, Little Brother Eli and Kanadia. Mix in the likes of De La Soul, Jake Bugg and Everything Everything and the epic Switch takeover of Palm City then we've got a real party!
What's even more exciting is this is only the beginning with a special Sunday headliner due to be announced very soon! With ticket sales ahead of this time last year, we really recommend not hanging around!"

The festival, which prides itself as the "anti major festival" has long championed local artists with Oxford's own Gaz Coombes back this year, he commented
"Very excited to be joining the line up at Truck Festival this year. See you in the fields my lovelies!" – Gaz Coombes

As well as Oxfordshire based artists such as Kanadia, Little Brother Eli, Switch DJ's, Low Island, I Cried Wolf, Leader and of course Oxford Symphony Orchestra, the festival has just launched its Band App which offers the chance for local bands to submit their music to Truck's organisers and be offered a spot to play the festival. Truck Festival's organisers personally listen to every single submission. Artists should upload their music to Truck's website by 30th March - https://truckfestival.com/contact/band-app/  

The line-up also includes emerging artists such as hotly tipped The Sherlocks, Pale Waves, Marika Hackman, Nervus and The Amazons amongst others.

The Amazons - who were originally tipped for stardom in the BBC Sound of 2017 and released their debut last year to great acclaim - have praised Truck for championing the local music scene and new artists:
"We remember playing Truck Festival in 2016. It was one of the craziest crowds we'd got at that point in our careers. Excited to be returning to a festival that's a stone's throw away from our home in Berkshire, and one that has been an excellent supporter of local music for the last few years." – The Amazons

The line-up also offers plenty of artists performing a little further from home including New York hip-hop icons De La Soul and fellow Americans, indie rockers We Are Scientists who will be performing on the back of their much anticipated album 'Megaplex'.

The full Truck Festival 2018 line up:
Friendly Fires, George Ezra, De La Soul, Jake Bugg, Everything Everything, Circa Waves, Peace, The Amazons, Rat Boy, Gaz Coombes, The Sherlocks, Moose Blood, We Are Scientists, Kurupt FM, Shy FX, Redlight, Holy Goof, Skepsis, Darkzy, Dimension, Macky Gee, Bru C, Switch DJ's, MJ Cole, Barely Legal, The Magic Gang, Marika Hackman, Coasts, Blaenavon, Tom Walker, Pale Waves, HMTLD, Gengahr, Jaws, Black Honey, Dream Wife
Boston Manor, Turbowolf, The Night Cafe, The Orielles, Low Island, High Tyde, Anteros, Naaz, Girli, Stereo Honey, Whenyoung, Pink Kink, Bloxx  
Bloody Knees, The Spook School, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Fang Club, Sorry  
Sports Team, Lady Bird, Seagirls, Delta Sleep, Nervus, Happy Accidents, Bessie Turner, Gender Roles, Hotel Lux, Magique, Leader, Kanadia, Little Brother Eli, I Cried Wolf, DJ Elban, Mr Motivator, Reggae Aerobics,
Oxford Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets & Prices
Weekend ticket prices are £110.
Thursday add on passes are £25.

Watch Truck Festival's 2017 aftermovie here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv80JsIUfpQ 

 Sumo Cyco Release Video For 'Undefeated'.

Sumo Cyco.Wednesday 7th February 2018
Canadian punk-metallers SUMO CYCO have released an in-your-face video for their brand new anthem, “Undefeated”! The song will be included on an upcoming as-yet-untitled EP. 
Frontwoman Skye “Sever” Sweetnam comments on the song and video:
“The music video for Undefeated was filmed and edited in two days and was one of the most challenging videos we’ve done yet. This is the first time we’ve had dancers come and do choreography in our videos. I love it because dancehall rhythms are so important to our sound.”

“The concept of the video was inspired by the awesome location we had access to. But we wanted to bring color and hope to the abandoned weathered and gloomy backdrops to echo the sentiment of the lyrics.”

"After we wrote the song, Undefeated's lyrics resonated with me so much more. We finished the song a few months ago then life started throwing us curve balls. We all had personal struggles and it felt like we just kept getting kicked while we were down. We just kept "singing through the sorrow" and thought it would be cathartic to release the song. We came out the other side."
Watch the video for “Undefeated” here: https://youtu.be/FtcVlSytJF4
The band recently announced a UK tour for March 2018, which will include an appearance at Hammerfest in Wales.

The hard rockin’ four-piece released their latest album ‘Opus Mar’ in March last year. Produced by Matt Drake (illScarlett) and James ‘LeRock’ Loughrey (Skindred, Joss Stone), ‘Opus Mar’ fuses hard rock guitar riffs, in-your-face blast beats and dancehall rhythms, all topped off by frontwoman Skye ‘Sever’ Sweetnam’s electric vocals. The band independently crowdfunded the new album, reaching 249% of their PledgeMusic goal after the buzz of lead single ‘Anti-Anthem’.

Catch Sumo Cyco at the following shows:
Support: Skarlett Riot
14.03 - Chester, Live Rooms
15.03 - Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
16.03 - Sheffield, Corporation
17.03 - HAMMERFEST Wales, Pwllheli
19.03 - Newcastle, Think Tank
20.03 - Glasgow, Audio
21.03 - Manchester, Rebellion
23.03 - Bridgwater, Cobblestones
24.03 - Birmingham, Asylum 2
25.03 - Bournemouth, Anvil
26.03 - London, Boston Music Room
27.03 - Southampton, Talking Heads

Tickets are available at the following link:https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/sumo-cyco-tickets

 Y Not Festival Announces 2018 Acts.

Y Not Festival.Tuesday 6th February 2018
Y Not Festival returns for its biggest year yet with an astounding three-day line up built for music lovers. Set in the heart of Derbyshire, the festival reveals its highly anticipated line up for 2018 - and does NOT disappoint.

Back for its 13th year this summer, Y Not will take place in Pikehall, Derbyshire from 27th-29th July.  Since 2005, when it began life as a house party spilling over into deepest Derbyshire, the event has remained home grown and true to its roots. With panoramic countryside views, a fully stocked bar of local ales, a mouth watering selection of food and more live music than you can shake a stick at...

Y Not is a whole weekend of good music, good food and care-free fun in the middle of the beautiful Peak District. Just bring yourself, some wellies and a killer fancy dress outfit.

Kicking off the weekend are modern rock and roll legends The Libertines. The Arcadian dreamers are one of the most important bands of the 21st Century, sound-tracking long rebellious summers for the stylish kids in the riot, their songs standing tall as some of the best guitar driven party tunes of all time.

Headlining Saturday night are fellow British rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen. The Brit Award winners have become essential festival favourites after gaining a massive following off the back of their UK Top 10 2014 debut album 'The Balcony' and Number 1 second album 'The Ride'.  

And Y Not 2018 will be going out with a bang this year when Jamiroquai close the weekend with a UK festival exclusive! Lead by unconventional front man Jay Kay, aka the Buffalo Man, aka The Cat in the Hat, the band was crucial to nineties and noughties dance floors, fostering futuristic funk via 27 million album sales, plus Grammy and Ivor Novello Awards. They are now captivating a new generation of fans with latest album 'Automaton'.  

The rest of the bill is peppered with a heady mix of classic household names, the best of the new wave and local ones-to-watch.

National Treasures Manic Street Preachers, fresh from the April release of their hugely anticipated new album 'Resistance Is Futile' will lead the way, assisted by Leeds' finest festival draw The Kaiser Chiefs. Fronted by the charismatic Ricky Wilson, the band have had a string of anthemic songs so Y Not festival-goers are in for a hit-packed performance.
The line-up also includes the irrepressible Fat White Family, blues icon Seasick Steve and exceptional English punks Buzzcocks whose career has spanned more than four decades!  

Exciting emerging acts join them, including the most tipped act for 2018 - Pale Waves, plus The Amazons, Tom Grennan and Circa Waves. The Amazons who were tipped for stardom in the BBC Sound of 2017 and also released their debut last year to great acclaim have commented on the strong line-up  "Really excited to return to Y Not Festival this year. The festival gave us one of our first main stage slots back in 2016, and we fell in love with the location. We're looking forward to coming back and joining an amazing lineup of music."

Y Not has a longstanding history of nurturing home grown talent and emerging acts, holding slots on the bill for the best in their local area. Returning this year after cutting their teeth at Y Not, South Yorkshire's hotly tipped The Sherlocks are looking forward to getting stuck in, "We love this festival, one of the best in the UK," say the band, "We are where we belong, on the main stage. It would be an honour to one day come back and headline!"

The full Y Not 2018 line up:
The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jamiroquai, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street, Preachers, Seasick Steve, The Levellers, Circa Waves, The Amazons, Fat White Family, Buzzcocks, Moose Blood, Reverend And The Makers, The Sherlocks, Tom Grennan, Shame, Coasts, Mr Motivator, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Tom Walker, Pale Waves, Lucy Spraggan, Jaws, Sam Fender, The Lancashire Hotpots, Turbowolf, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys, The Orielles, Mullally, Everly Pregnant Brothers, King No One, When Young, Dead! and Bloody Knees.
 
Festival organiser Simon Mawbey - "We're so happy to be back with our biggest line up to date. There are a lot of changes and improvements being made to make sure the festival is the best it's ever been in 13 years and I'm excited that we can come back stronger than ever."

Y Not recently announced that their new and improved site will be Aston Hill Farm, adjacent to the previous site on Mouldridge Lane. The festival will still take place in the unbeatable setting of the Peak District and the benefits of the location include clearer routes for festival-goers and improved access for service vehicles.

In addition to the site change, Y Not have continued their ongoing communications about improvements, following on from their 2018 Manifesto. This includes the site, staffing, security and traffic management. The updated pledges will ensure this year's festival will set the highest standards for all Y Not customers.  

Tickets are on sale now at www.ynotfestival.co.uk/tickets

Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/ynotfestival/
Twitter:           https://twitter.com/Y_Not_Festival
Instagram:    https://www.instagram.com/ynotfestival/

Tickets & Prices
Adult Weekend Camping Tickets                         £109.50
Youth Weekend Camping Tickets (aged 13-17)            £109.50
Family Weekend Camping Tickets                     £109.50
Child Weekend Camping Tickets (12 and under)          FREE

Thursday Upgrade                                                  £25 + £0.00 booking fee
VIP Upgrade                                                             £60 + £0.00 booking fee on 23rd February 2018, via GAIN Music Entertainment.

 Hardcore Superstar Release New Single.

Hardcore Superstar.Tuesday 6th February 2018
After wrapping up 2017 with their huge radio hit "Have Mercy On Me" and completing a highly successful co-headline tour playing to many sold out crowds throughout the UK and Europe with FOZZY, the original Wild Boys of Gothenburg are set to release their second single and video "Bring The House Down" on 23rd February 2018, via GAIN Music Entertainment.

Taken from their forthcoming full-length studio album "You Can't Kill My Rock N' Roll" that is due to be released on 21st September, "Bring The House Down" is bound to become a classic Hardcore Superstar anthem: loud, proud and perfect for blasting out at maximum volume!

The single will be available on all digital platforms on 23rd February and will be followed up as an exclusive, limited edition 7" vinyl single.

To coincide with the release of "Bring The House Down" the band are embarking on a new tour, including selective co-headline dates with fellow countrymen Mustasch, that will take them through all of Sweden before they headline the opening day of the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival in June.

Since the debut album was unleashed in 1998, Hardcore Superstar have crossed the globe multiple
times sharing stages with Rock and Metal Royalty including AC/DC, Aerosmith, Kiss and Motörhead. They have also performed at the world's largest and most distinguished Rock Festivals such as Wacken, Download, Loudpark, and SwedenRock to name just a few.

Further festival dates will be confirmed soon, alongside additional tour dates that will see the band travelling far and wide throughout 2018 and beyond.

You Can't Kill My Rock N' Roll Tour

Feb 24                     Värmekyrkan, Norrköping, Sweden*
Mar 09                    Nöjesfabriken (Stora Scenen), Karlstad, Sweden*
Mar 10                    Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden*
Mar 17                    Folkparken (Inomhus), Skellefteå, Sweden*
Mar 23                    Slagthuset, Malmö, Sweden*
Mar 24                    Lisebergshallen, Göteborg, Sweden*
Mar 29                    Konsert & Kongress (Garden), Linköping, Sweden*
Mar 30                    Cinema, Enköping, Sweden
Mar 31                    Lokomotivet (Stående), Eskilstuna, Sweden
Apr 01                     Nöjespalatset Sandra, Kalmar, Sweden*
Apr 6                        Liljan, Borlänge, Sweden
Apr 7                        Domino, Nyköping, Sweden
Apr 13                     Aveny (Rockbaren) Club Deströyer, Sundsvall, Sweden
Apr 14                     Lilla Helfvetet, Mora, Sweden
Apr 27                    Katalin And All That Jazz, Uppsala, Sweden
May 11                   Fabriken Denim & Leather Rock Club, Jönköping, Sweden
May 12                   Halmstad Live, Halmstad, Sweden
May 19-20             Radio Rock Cruise, Finland
May 25                   Backstage Rock Bar, Varberg, Sweden
Jun 6                      Sweden Rock, Norje, Sweden
Jun 8                      Garage Sound Festival, Madrid, Spain
Jul 27-28               Q-Stock Festival, Oulu, Finland

*  Co-Headline dates with Mustasch

2018 is the bands 20th anniversary as a recording and touring artist and the celebrations will include some very special events. Stay tuned!

"Bring The House Down" will be released

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds 8 More Bands To 2018 Festival.

Bloodstock.Tuesday 6th February 2018
As we head into February, the days are clicking by and BLOODSTOCK is just six months away!  Tickets are moving faster than ever in 2018 so don't delay in picking up yours!  There's another batch of bands to announce; one main stage band and seven more to flesh out part of the Sophie stage line up.

BLOODSTOCK is pleased to welcome Swedish metal crew AMARANTHE (www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand) to the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday. Featuring three vocalists, the band are a unique mix of death and power metal. Their video for single 'Maximize', at https://youtu.be/nfk7YZJtmeo, has already racked up more than 5.5 million views!

Landing a Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday are Mancunian bruisers, INGESTED (www.facebook.com/ingesteduk).  The Century Media-signed band have built a reputation for savage death metal, taking their influences from classic gore and splatter movies.  Joining them on the Friday line-up are MORTISHEAD (www.facebook.com/mortishead) - definitely not to be confused with Portishead! - who bring their hybrid of industrial, thrash, groove & sludge metal to the Sophie stage.  As former victors of Bristol's Metal 2 The Masses, we're thrilled to see the band progress since their debut on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage in 2015.

Joining the ranks on Saturday's Sophie bill, we welcome back Irish trio, DEAD LABEL (www.facebook.com/DeadLabel).  The three piece are rapidly growing a reputation and we're thrilled to have them as BLOODSTOCK alumni!  All the way from Perth, Australia, prog metallers VOYAGER (www.facebook.com/voyageraustralia) join the fray on Saturday. The long-running group dropped their sixth album, 'Ghost Mile' last May.

After having to pull out last year, we're pleased Nuclear Blast's brutal German duo MANTAR (www.facebook.com/MantarBand/) are able to join Sunday's Sophie bill in 2018!  Don't miss them if you love a bit of black metal combined with doom and punk.  If thrash is more your thing, be sure to catch Brighton beasts, KING LEVIATHAN (www.facebook.com/KingLeviathanMetal).  BLOODSTOCK is also pleased to welcome heavy supergroup, ACT OF DEFIANCE.  Formed in 2014, by ex-Megadeth men Chris Broderick & Shawn Drover, plus Henry Derek (ex-Scar The Martyr) & Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall), check them out at http://metalblade.com/actofdefiance/.

Standard weekend tickets are now available priced at £145 for four days of metal fun, so grab yours now at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.

If you haven't grabbed your ticket yet and are still broke from Christmas shenanigans, BLOODSTOCK's payment plan helps ease any 'lump sum' shock by breaking your ticket payment into five smaller, more manageable amounts.  Sign up in the ticket store any time before 28th Feb for an initial deposit of just £36.  Thereafter, four additional instalments of £29 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 1st June and 2nd July respectively.  Find out full details or sign up over at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  

If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for a day ticket reminder email as day tickets do not go on sale until June.  Register your day ticket interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday's bill toppers, NIGHTWISH already announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, VOLA and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 In Flames Announce Their Own Festival In Sweden.

In Flames.Tuesday 6th February 2018
It’s finally time for the first instalment of In Flames' own two day festival Borgholm Brinner (Borgholm is Burning) coming this July 27th-28th. In addition to the Swedish metal giants In Flames, we can now proudly announce three bands for one of the highlights of this summer - Anthrax (US), Danko Jones (CAN) and Graveyard (SWE)!

Tickets to the festival will be released on February 26th at 8.00am GMT via LiveNation.se and BorgholmBrinner.se
Both two day passes and one day passes will be available.
Pre-sale starts February 23rd 8.00am GMT for customers of Tele2 and Samsung.

ANTHRAX

The New York icons barely need an introduction. Anthrax are one of the biggest names in the metal world and a part of the “Big Four” (with Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer). The band’s career stretches over four decades, 11 studio albums and includes countless successful tours around the globe. On top of being one of the greatest metal acts of all time, Anthrax are one of the leading bands in thrash metal today. We can’t wait for Anthrax to turn the Borgholm Castle into a ‘Madhouse’!

Anthrax are gearing up for the release of their live DVD ‘Kings Among Scotland’ which will be available on April 27th (available for pre-order HERE) and their re-issues ‘We've Come for You All’ and ‘The Greater of Two Evils’ (available for pre-order HERE).

DANKO JONES
The Canadian rock trio, Danko Jones have been described as one of the best live bands in the world. If you’ve seen the band live, you’ll understand. It’s raw, live music with unrivalled energy that Swedish-loving Danko Jones like to bring to the Nordics. During their last trip in Scandinavia, they played to sold out crowds and enthusiastic critics in Sweden, Norway and Finland – leaving everyone craving more. With their newest album ‘Wild Cat’ released last September, together with other Danko classics such as ‘First Date’ and ‘Lovercall’, we welcome Danko Jones to Borgholm!

GRAVEYARD
If In Flames are the metal giants of Sweden, then Graveyard are the hard rock heroes. Having won multiple Swedish Grammys and P3 Guld awards, as well as being praised by critics as one of the most interesting rock bands from Sweden, it goes without saying that we are incredibly excited for what Graveyard will bring to Borgholm Brinner. Right now the Gothenburg band are working on their fifth studio album. There’s a good chance that we will get to hear all new Graveyard material in the most beautiful setting this July at Borgholm on Öland!

More acts to be announced in due course, stay tuned…

In Flames singer Anders Fridén states:
"I think every band dreams of being able to do this one day – at least for us it’s always been in the back of our minds and right now feels like the best time to do it. Whether it’s putting on your own festival, it’s an indescribable feeling to have created a community from your music, and even crazier to have the ability bring that community together in a physical place – playing and enjoying music together, drinking together etc. And in a castle of all places. That’s another thing. It wouldn’t be an In Flames festival if it were just happening on a plot of dirt. It’s got to be special so our fans can have the ultimate experience, so we can pay them back for being so great to us for 20 years with an awesome weekend they’ll never forget. We’ve also hand-picked the best bands for everyone to enjoy and although we can’t say who’s playing yet, we can promise there will be no disappointments.”

In Flames recently released a digital EP 'Down, Wicked & No Good' featuring cover versions of Depeche Mode's 'It's No Good'Alice In Chains'Down In A Hole'Chris Isaak's 'Wicked Game', and a live version of Nine Inch Nails'Hurt'. Due to high demand from the Jesterheads, the songs will now be released as a 10'' mini LP on March 16th, 2018 - available as both Light Blue and Light Blue/Black Splatter Vinyl 10”.

You can now pre-order HERE: http://www.nuclearblaststore.co.uk/shop/nuclearblast/products.php?cat=4888

In case you missed the most recent official video clips, you can still watch them here:
'The End': https://youtu.be/Z3NQYZ-EBpY
'The Truth': https://youtu.be/QgLc3DQFXQM
'Save Me': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHFjQznssoY&t=94s
'Here Until Forever': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq4NJBr-pxM
'It's No Good' (Depeche Mode cover): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xznKs14Svlo

Since forming in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1990, In Flames have had seven albums debut in the top ten in Sweden, including two #1s. They have toured the globe countless times, performing alongside some of today’s biggest rock and metal acts, including MetallicaAvenged SevenfoldDisturbed and Iron Maiden, and have held several main stage and headline spots at various music festivals around the world, including OzzfestDownload FestivalGraspopTaste of ChaosHellfestRock Am Ring / Im Park and many more.

The band’s 2016 album, 'Battles' - recorded by multi Grammy-nominated producer, Howard Benson - debuted in multiple Top 10’s around the world.

See you this summer for Borgholm Brinner!

 Idles Sign To Partisan Records And Announce second Studio Album And UK Tour.

Idles.Tuesday 6th February 2018
Following the announcement of their signing to Partisan Records, ahead of their highly anticipated second album, Bristol's IDLES have now announced a string of new UK tour dates in April.
The dates are as follows:

SUN 08 APRIL - BATH, KOMEDIA*
MON 09 APRIL - PLYMOUTH, THEHUB*
WED 11 APRIL - SOUTHEND, CHINNERY’S*
THU 12 APRIL - RAMSGATE, MUSIC HALL*
FRI 13 APRIL - MILTON KEYNES, THE CRAUFURD ARMS*
SAT 14 APRIL - COVENTRY, CENTRALLIBRARY
SUN 15 APRIL - BLACKPOOL, BOOTLEG SOCIAL*
TUE 17 APRIL - GLASGOW, G2 (SOLD OUT)*
WED 18 APRIL - MANCHESTER, GORILLA (SOLD OUT)*
THU 19 APRIL - LONDON, HEAVEN (SOLD OUT)*
FRI 20 APRIL - PARIS, LA TRABENDO*

* = Support from LICE

Speaking about their recent signing to Partisan Records, vocalist Joe Talbot said, "IDLES have signed to Partisan Records. This is not a decision based on greed. They excite us and have injected ideas and passions into our camp that we would not have mustered. We as a family have realised our limitations in as far as the ship we have built with you all is becoming too much for the team we have to achieve the best of our abilities. It was time to admit a necessity for help but we needed that to come in the form of trusted, earnest and like-minded people who were as passionate about our art and you people as we were: Partisan Records are the partners we were looking for. We haven't been given a huge wedge of cash but instead a huge wedge of confidence that we are in safe hands and make no mistake, we are not going to stop working fucking hard for you and ourselves."

Partisan Records was co-founded in Brooklyn in 2007 by Tim Putnam and Ian Wheeler and now has offices in New York, London and LA. They have previously worked with the likes of Cigarettes After Sex, Deer Tick, Torres, Eagulls and John Grant.

Tim Putnam also commented on the signing, saying “We’re very excited to welcome IDLES to our roster. They are an altogether necessary band for the times we live in and we are honoured to have been trusted as their chosen partners. As Joe says: All Is Love!”
IDLES also recently announced their first headlining dates in US & Canada for March:

Fri March 9 - Brooklyn NY @ Ceremony
Sat March 10 - Brooklyn NY @ Flowers For All Occasions
Sun March 11 - Philadelphia PA @ PhilaMOCA
Tue March 20 - Toronto ON @ Smiling Buddha

They will also be playing SXSW.

 The Bronx Release Video For 'Night Drop At The Glue Factory'.

The Bronx.Tuesday 6th February 2018
Following a string of insane and intimate club shows, Los Angeles Punks, The Bronx release the new video for 'Night Drop At The Glue Factory' comprised of live footage taken from recent US, Australian, and U.K shows.

Watch the video here:

Be sure to check them out at this year's Download Festival.

The Bronx V is out now through Cooking Viny / ATO Records

 ArcTanGent Festival Announces First Bands For 2018 Festival.

ArcTanGent Festival.Tuesday 6th February 2018
The award winning ArcTanGent Festival last night announced its first set of bands for the 3 days festival, set on Fernhill Farm, 16th-18th August 2018 via The Independent.

Festival promoter James Scarlett says "We've spent the last few months curating some very special experiences for the ArcTanGent faithful... We've got GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! playing their first ever European show, And So I Watch You From Afar performing their new album in it's entirety for the first time and the madly bonkers idea to have Gallops playing a full band live set at the silent disco. Plus we're very happy to have Big Scary Monsters and Holy Roar doing a Thursday takeover. I can't breathe I'm so excited about all this and I can also confirm that we'll be releasing our Friday & Saturday main stage headliners before long - they are BIG! ATG #6 is going to be the best one yet for sure!"

The main stage will be open on Thursday for the first time ever and headlined by ArcTanGent Festivals most requested band, 'And So I Watch You From Afar'. The Northern Irish instrumental rock band will be returning to the festival for the fourth time and are playing 'The Endless Shimmering' in its entirety. Joining them on that stage will be the stunning Pianos Become The Teeth and  Foxing, plus more to be announced.

"Every year ArcTanGent makes a home for strange bands like us, our peers around the world and the amazing people who make it such a special scene to be a part of.  We feel very lucky to be a part of that family, and to be headlining a night is something very very special for us" says Rory Friers from And So I Watch You From Afar.

Math-rock pioneers GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! are playing their first ever European show and also a UK exclusive.  "We are totally ecstatic about coming over to the UK for the very first time - and especially to be playing at ArcTangent. It's one of the raddest festivals out there." says Joseph Andreoli

Gallops are doing it a little differently this year and will play a full band set at the famous Silent Disco.  Speaking about the set,  Mark Huckridge of the band says "We are looking forward to returning to ATG this year. We will be premiering an all-new live show for a unique 'live silent disco' set, remixing our tracks on-the-fly alongside warped visuals. We are aiming this one at the dancefloor. It's one for the wide-eyed dreamers"

Two of the UK's best indie labels, Holy Roar and Big Scary Monsters will be taking over the PX3 and Yohkai Stages to showcase some of the best bands the UK has to offer.
Check out their Spotify playlist for the stages.

"Kev recently threatened to stab me in the eye with a fork because I asked him to share. Kev is mean. Mean Kev. Revenge will be sweet come ArcTanGent though - when Holy Roar will do battle with BSM across two stages on the Thursday of the festival. It's going to be epic and we are hugely excited to be given such a special opportunity by our friends at ATG" says Alex, the founder of Holy Roar.  Kevin from BSM says "We've been at every single ArcTanGent and it's always one of the best weekend's of the year. This is the first time we're putting our name to a stage though and the only shame is that we have to share it with Holy Roar." Get ready for an epic battle it seems!

Full list of bands so far:

GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! / And So I Watch You From Afar/ Pianos Become Teeth / Alpha Male Tea Party /Rolo Tomassi/ Jamie Lenman/ Foxing / Gallops/ Talons/ Bossk/ Svalbard / Gulfer / Body Hound/ GUG

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
CLICK HERE


A little bit about ATG

LOCATION

ArcTanGent is hosted on Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin, BS40 6LD, only a short journey from Bristol city centre, Bristol Temple Meads Station and Bristol Airport. The entrance to the festival is on the B3134. 

GLAMPING INFORMATION
GENERAL INFORMATION

The award winning ArcTanGent is the world's ultimate greenfields music festival for connoisseurs of Math-rock, Post-rock, Noise-rock, Alt-rock and everything in between.  ArcTanGent has built a reputation for itself as THE emerging UK rock festival, both putting on exclusive performances from exceptional, worldwide artists and supporting new, exciting talent.
Previous acts include Converge, Explosions In The Sky, Russian Circles, Nordic Giants, American Football, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Deafheaven, La Dispute, Animals As Leaders, Cult of Luna, Deerhoof, This Will Destroy You, 65daysofstatic, Fuck Buttons,Black Peaks, Rolo Tomassi, Heck, Arcane Roots and many more.

 Judas Priest Release 'Firepower' Single.

Judas Priest.Tuesday 6th February 2018
The buzz surrounding legendary metal band Judas Priest's forthcoming album, 'Firepower,' is undeniably growing louder - on the strength of the video clip for the track "Lightning Strike," as well as many of the attractive/limited edition purchasing options made available for fans via PledgeMusic already being sold out. And it will soon reach a fever pitch with the unveiling of another new killer track, plus another limited edition of the forthcoming album being made available for purchase.

Fans can now hear the title track from 'Firepower' via this link [smarturl.it/Firepower], and can purchase a metallic silver-colored cassette version of the album on PledgeMusic via pledgemusic.com/projects/judas-priestand is being issued in an extremely limited pressing of only 300. And if judging from how quickly some of the previous limited edition bundles sold out via the site (such as signed guitars from Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, various colors of autographed vinyl, etc.), this rare cassette version will be an instant rarity and collector's item. If you haven't checked out the "Lightning Strike" video or preordered the album, you can do so now by visiting the follow respective links: smarturl.it/Firepower and smarturl.it/JPLightningStrikeVid

Set for release on Friday, March 9th, 2018 via Columbia Records - the album is comprised of fourteen tracks of pure and highly inspired metal.  To mark the occasion Priest (singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis) has reunited with producer Tom Allom (the man behind the board for all of the band's releases from 1979-1988, including such stellar classics as 'Unleashed in the East,' 'British Steel,' 'Screaming for Vengeance' and 'Defenders of the Faith') and with Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Sneap also helping to raise the sonic bar even higher.

"Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing," explains Halford. "And Andy is a bit more of a 'modern metal producer' but his thinking is a little bit different to Tom's. And I think to get this balance between that classic old school metal to what Andy's world is was just a remarkable coalescence." "Tom Allom has been with us since 1979, so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense," adds Hill. And according to Travis Priest returned back to a recording method that worked incredibly well on the band's earlier classics - "We went back to the organic way of recording where it's all of us in a room and we got to play together." 

With the impending arrival of 'Firepower' and its ensuing tour (which kicks off on March 13th), THE PRIEST IS BACK!

'FIREPOWER' TRACKLISTING:

1. Firepower
2. Lightning Strike
3. Evil Never Dies
4. Never The Heroes
5. Necromancer
6. Children of the Sun
7. Guardians
8. Rising From Ruins
9. Flame Thrower
10. Spectre
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea of Red

 In Hearts Wake Release New EP.

In Hearts Wake.Tuesday 6th February 2018
In Hearts Wake have dropped their brand new EP Ark Prevails today via UNFD. The EP contains re-imagined acoustic versions of "Frequency",  "Waterborne" and "Arrow", which features guest vocals from Dream State frontwoman CJ Gilpin, as well as a previously unreleased instrumental track. 

A companion to their ARIA #3 album Ark(2017), In Hearts Wake hinted at the existence of Ark Prevails via a sneaky message hidden in the album tray which read "2 Feb 2018", and the EP can be streamed right now via all digital services.

Frontman Jake Taylor says: "Last year we hid 02.02.18 within the Ark CD booklet and it could only be revealed by using the cypher (only a few figured it out!). So today we finally reveal to you Ark Prevails, bonus re-imaginings of three tracks as well as a special ambient piece. Some of these renditions you would have heard us play acoustically at our Marine Debris clean ups, which took place on the shores of waterways around the world. This four track offering is a thank you to everyone helping to re-steer the ship. May the Ark Prevail."

LISTEN HERE: https://unfd.lnk.to/ArkPrevails

 Senses Fail Release New Single

Senses Fail.Tuesday 6th February January 2018
Takes" today. Fans can head over to Alternative Press to get an exclusive first listen to the third single from upcoming album, If There Is Light, It Will Find You. Produced by Beau Burchell (Moose Blood, Saosin, Hands Like Houses), the 7th full-length album from Senses Fail brings fans back to the band's rock roots while also experimenting with brighter, melody-driven exteriors. If There Is Light, It Will Find You is due out February 16th via Pure Noise Records and can be pre-ordered here.

You can listen to 'New Jersey Makes, The World Takes' here
On the track, singer Buddy Nielsen shares, "Over the years I have lost a number of friends to drug addictions. This song addresses those losses and how I have tried to intervene in people's addictions over the years. As someone who has battled addiction, I know that the change has to come from within. While support and resources are very important it is ultimately a decision that is on the person who is battling. So many of us in this country have a friend or loved one who has lost their battle and I thought it is important to highlight that struggle."

"New Jersey Makes, The World Takes" joins recently released singles "Gold Jacket, Green Jacket..." and "Double Cross." With adds to top Spotify playlists like Crash Course, Pop Punk's Not Dead as well as Apple Music playlists like Breaking Hard Rock, these singles have seen great successes on streaming services.

 Tremonti Signs New Deal With Napalm Records For Fourth Studio Album.

Tremonti.Tuesday 6th February January 2018
TREMONTI, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, have signed a new worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. The band will be releasing their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, via the label. A teaser video from Mark announcing the album can be seen via Napalm's YouTube page here: https://youtu.be/qa6tGCWozAY.  Napalm Records is home to notables such as DevilDriver, Skindred, Otep, Satyricon, Myles Kennedy, Life Of Agony, Monster Magnet, Walls Of Jericho, Kamelot, and W.A.S.P. among others. The label is also home to Mark Tremonti's other powerhouse band Alter Bridge and recently released the critically acclaimed collection Live From The O2 Arena + Rarities.

"I'm really looking forward to partnering up with Napalm again after they did such an excellent job promoting Alter Bridge," explains Mark Tremonti. "We are thrilled to work with TREMONTI and are looking forward to a bright future with the upcoming releases!" adds Thomas Caser, Managing Director of Napalm Records.

TREMONTI are currently in the studio recording A Dying Machine with longtime producer, Michael "Elvis" Baskette. The release date of the album will be announced in the future, but fans can go to https://www.fret12.com/collections/tremonti to pre-order the new album in various fan bundles. There is also an exclusive listening party and performance event scheduled for May 12th at the Social in Orlando, Florida that is currently on sale. TREMONTI has been confirmed as direct support for Iron Maiden throughout mainland Europe in July. The band has also confirmed slots at Carolina Rebellion, Lunatic Luau, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest & Wacken Open Air festivals so far.

Mark Tremonti is the Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter known for his work in the critically acclaimed Alter Bridge and in the multi-platinum rock juggernaut Creed. Having sold over 50 million records worldwide, Mark is the man behind massive hits like "My Own Prison", "Higher", "Isolation", and "Addicted To Pain."  His r
ecognisable sound has garnered him a loyal fan base worldwide. Guitar World dubbed him "Guitarist of the Year" three consecutive years in a row, and he ranked as the "fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist ever" in Total Guitar.

 Die So Fluid Announce New Album.

Die So Fluid.Tuesday 6th February January 2018
After a year of turmoil and tragedy in 2016 - which saw the sudden and unexpected death of their beloved friend & drummer Al Fletcher - the remaining 2 band members Grog & Mr Drew stepped back to contemplate not only the meaning of life; but the meaning of their band, their music and their future.

Al had been a huge part of Die So Fluid's sound. He'd won a Grammy for his drumming and his finesse, thunder, power, enthusiasm & creativity always enhanced the band's rough, tough, soaring, bittersweet rock songs. 

At the time of his death Grog and Mr Drew had written a bunch of songs for the album but nothing had been recorded. After a period of reflection they went back to the drawing board. They had a lot more to say.
They wrote new songs. No holds barred. Harder, heavier, faster, punkier. No filler. No fat. No fucking around. Life is short. Why wait for tomorrow.

To paraphrase the lyrics from new song Tomorrow Doesn't Always Come:

'You could sleepwalk all your life
And never learn how to run
Don't say tomorrow.
Tomorrow doesn't always come'

They asked their friend Justin Bennett (Skinny Puppy, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult) to play drums on the album. Grog recorded bass & vocals in LA, Mr Drew recorded guitars, synths, loops and noises in London and Justin recorded the drums in Bologna, Italy.

One Bullet From Paradise contains 11 incendiary new songs. It was produced by Mr Drew and mixed by Justin Bennett & Mr Drew himself.

Original artwork has been drawn for the album by renowned graphic novelist, artist & film-director Dan Schaffer. Think Walking Dead meets Mad Max. The imagery perfectly encapsulates the attitude of the music and the knowing of the lyrics.  From the social commentary of HumanUNkind, Were We Born To Kill Each Other and One Bullet From Paradise. Through to affairs of the heart in No More Stars, Farewell and Uncomplicated. From affairs of the mind in Terrible Thing. To the call to arms of Skeleton Suit, Bittersweet and Manifest

A limited edition version of the album will include a previously unavailable live album recorded in Tempe Arizona featuring Grog, Mr Drew and Al. The album entitled 'Draw a Line and Cross It - Live in Arizona' showcases the band in full flight, full sound and full glorious technicolour.  It's existential, Baby!

Die So Fluid will tour the UK later in 2018.

"One Bullet From Paradise" is released through Strataville on the 30th March 2018.

 Stone Temple Pilots Announce New Album

Stone Temple Pilots.Tuesday 6th February 2018
Stone Temple Pilots has announced a March 16 release date for its highly anticipated new self-titled album, Stone Temple Pilots. This marks the band's first album with the new lead singer, Jeff Gutt.

Despite being one of the best-selling bands of the 1990s with platinum records and a Grammy to its credit, guitarist Dean DeLeo says, " We are thrilled about what lies ahead. The best way for us to honor our past is to keep making new music."

The band does just that on Stone Temple Pilots. The first single "Meadow" and "Never Enough" channels the gritty guitars and swaggering rhythms that STP perfected on Core (1992), Purple (1994), and No. 4 (1999).  "Roll Me Under" glides along a nimble bass line before slamming into the chorus, where Gutt's baritone digs in.

Pre-order the album today at https://rh-ino.co/stmp. Exclusive bundles are also available on the website, including vinyl, t-shirt, and a limited edition, hand signed lithographs by the band. The album will also be released on vinyl on May 25.

When asked what to expect on the upcoming tour, Robert DeLeo says," With so much time and experience gone by in life we feel compelled to dig back into a 30-year catalog and really try to reflect and choose what songs haven't been performed live. We want to give people who have come to see us in the past a chance to hear something they haven't heard before at previous STP shows. We want to celebrate this time in our lives with our performances."

Stone Temple Pilots track list:

  1. Middle Of Nowhere
  2. Guilty
  3. Meadow
  4. Just A Little Lie
  5. Six Eight
  6. Thought She'd Be Mine
  7. Roll Me Under
  8. Never Enough
  9. The Art Of Letting Go
  10. Finest Hour
  11. Good Shoes
  12. Reds & Blues
 Hawkwind Orchestra Show Heads To The UK.

Hawkwind.Wednesday 31st January 2018
Due to overwhelming public demand and having sold out the iconic London Palladium 10 months in advance, renowned space rock band Hawkwind have announced further UK dates with their brand new concept show 'In Search of Utopia - Infinity and Beyond'.

For the very first time in their illustrious career, the band will be joined by a live orchestra in what promises to be amongst their most exciting and ambitious live concerts to date.

The score for the show is produced by the legendary Mike Batt. Known as both the man who discovered Katie Melua and the musical mastermind behind The Wombles, he has had a stellar career across radio, film and TV working with musicians such as Roger Daltrey, Lemmy, Status Quo and Huey Lewis. He has also has conducted some of the world's greatest orchestras including the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic.

TOUR DATES
Thu 18th Oct – Leeds, Town Hall
Fri 19th Oct – Salford, Lowry
Sat 20th Oct – Gateshead, Sage
Sun 4th Nov – London, Palladium (sold out)
Mon 5th Nov – London, Palladium
Sat 24th Nov – Bath, Forum
Sun 25th Nov – Birmingham Symphony Hall

Tickets for these new live shows are available via pre-sale on Thursday 1st February at 9am, and on general sale to the public from Friday 2nd February.

 Fozzy Release Video For 'Painless'

Fozzy.Wednesday 31st January 2018
While currently on tour with Steel Panther in Europe, FOZZY have released the music video for “Painless,” the latest single from their newest album 'Judas'.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/3KhM2QNdMLg

The video was originally premiered via Loudwire.com; check out the following link to read their interview with Jericho about the video.

http://loudwire.com/fozzy-painless-video-exclusive-premiere/

“We are so excited to introduce the new video for ‘Painless’ to the world!” Chris Jericho says.  “In essence, it’s a sequel to the ‘Judas’ video and continues the story of the two different dimensions converging. Plus it’s got blazing fires, hot chicks AND a pillow fight…what more could you ask for in a rock video? Check it out NOW!”

"Judas" - FOZZY’s seventh album - was released last October and named one of the top 25 albums of 2017 by Loudwire, who noted the band has continued “honing their craft and steadily improving. "Judas" is their most polished and fully realized album, and should be their most successful as well.”

In their more than 20-year career, FOZZY has always been about hard work, dedication and delivering great rock ‘n’ roll to their devoted fans worldwide; reminding them that music is all about invoking dirty, sweaty jubilation and doing it loudly! 

However, calling them just “entertainers” would be abridging their talent as Ward is one of the most versatile, underrated riffers in rock ‘n’ roll and Jericho’s vocal range and passion for music makes one wonder just how he is able to excel in pretty much everything he does. Throw in the powerhouse rock solid drumming of Fontsere, the blazing leads of Grey and the genius and energy of returning bassist DiLeo, and it comes as no surprise that FOZZY has skyrocketed into becoming one of the hottest rock acts in years.

FOZZY are currently touring Europe with Steel Panther. The dates are as follows:

31.01.2018 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Vega
01.02.2018 Oslo (Norway) – Sentrum Scene
03.02.2018 Tilburg (Netherlands) – 013
04.02.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) – Turbinenhalle
06.02.2018 Munich (Germany) – Zenith
07.02.2018 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) – Den Atelier
08.02.2018 Stuttgart (Germany) – Porsche Arena
09.02.2018 Zurich (Switzerland) - Volkshaus
11.02.2018 Barcelona (Spain) – Razzmatazz
12.02.2018 Madrid (Spain) – La Riviera
13.02.2018 Bilbao (Spain) – Santana 27

 The Sword Announce New Album 'Used Future'

The Sword.Wednesday 31st January 2018
The Sword will release their sixth studio album, Used Future, on March 23rd. The album was recorded in Portland, Oregon with producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, First Aid Kit). Preorder begins today.

Preorder here: https://fanlink.to/theswordusedfuture
Also premiering today is a video stream of the first single, "Deadly Nightshade":
http://vevo.ly/BViQL8

The track is available as an instant grat track for anyone preordering the album from iTunes: http://geni.us/swordusedfuture

The band will do extensive touring throughout 2018. The dates for the first leg of the US tour are below.
The Sword – on tour:
Mar 21 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Mar 23 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Mar 24 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
Mar 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Mar 26 - San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
Mar 27 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Mar 29 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Mar 30 - Spokane, WA @ The Pin
Mar 31 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Apr 2 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
Apr 3 - Grand Junction, CO @ The Mesa Theater
Apr 4 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Apr 6 - Lincoln, NE @ The Bourbon Theatre
Apr 7 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
Apr 8 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
Apr 9 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
Apr 10 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall/Lounge 1884
Apr 11 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
Apr 12 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

 Havok Announce April UK Tour

Havok.Wednesday 31st January 2018
Modern Thrash Metal trailblazers HAVOK continue to promote their much acclaimed latest album “Conformicide” and will make their return to European stages for a tour in April together with Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage and Harlott.

The European tour dates are as follows:

HAVOK, Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage & Harlott – European Tour:
05.04.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) - Kulttempel   
06.04.2018 Berlin (Germany) - Musik & Frieden  
07.04.2018 Leipzig (Germany) - Hellraiser  
08.04.2018 Weinheim (Germany) - Café Central  
09.04.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nova Chmelnice  
10.04.2018 Budapest (Hungary) - Durer Kert  
12.04.2018 Nürnberg (Germany) - Z-Bau  
13.04.2018 Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff  
14.04.2018 Lyon (France) - CCO Villeurbanne  
15.04.2018 Barcelona (Spain) - Bóveda   
16.04.2018 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol   
17.04.2018 Sevilla (Spain) - Custom   
18.04.2018 Lisbon (Portugal) - Lisboa Ao Vivo  
20.04.2018 Pamplona (Spain) - Totem   
21.04.2018 Montpellier (France) - Secret Place  
22.04.2018 Paris (France) - Petit Bain  
23.04.2018 London (UK) - Underworld  
24.04.2018 Dublin (Ireland) - Voodoo Lounge  
25.04.2018 Glasgow (UK) - Cathouse   

26.04.2018 Birmingham (UK) - Asylum   
27.04.2018 Antwerp (Belgium) - Zappa  
28.04.2018 Hannover (Germany) - Faust  
29.04.2018 München (Germany) - Backstage

A video message from HAVOK about their upcoming European tour can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/HavokOfficial/videos/10155276830768097/

 Too Close To Touch Release New Video

Too Close To Touch.Wednesday 31st January 2018
Today, Too Close To Touch shares “Burn”, the third and final track of the band’s three-song previously undisclosed and unnamed series. “Burn” is a song that “explores the abrupt absence of someone you care about in life – be it romantic or otherwise”, explains Too Close To Touch frontman Keaton Pierce.

Listen to “Burn” on Spotify now.

Last year, Too Close To Touch released “Leave You Lonely” and “Before I Cave In” as parts one and two of the series. The Lexington, Kentucky rock band enters 2018 after a successful year performing on the Vans Warped Tour, a UK tour with Set it Off, a US tour with Issues, and a virtually sold-out co-headline US tour with Waterparks.

Too Close To Touch’s latest album Haven’t Been Myself was released in late 2016, debuting on the Billboard charts as the #3 Alternative Artist Album, #9 Top New Artist Album, #25 Top Hard Music Album, #28 Current Alternative Album, #35 Top Independent Album, and #133 Billboard Top 200 Current Album.

 The Lawrence Arms To Release New Album 'We Are The Champions Of The World'

The Lawrence Arms.Tuesday 30th January 2018
Formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1999, The Lawrence Arms have remained unchanged since day one. Sure, the band’s brand of anthemic punk has evolved over their nearly two decades together, but at the core of it all, they’re still just three guys who like to play music together. In honor of the band’s 19 years in the game, on March 30, Fat Wreck Chords will release We Are The Champions Of The World, a 29-song best-of album that chronicles the band’s steady evolution over the past two decades.

Culled from the band’s entire discography, which includes their releases on Asian Man Records, Epitaph Records, and FAT, We Are The Champions Of The World serves as both a retrospective and an introduction to the Chicago institution. The tracklist was handpicked by the band—bassist-vocalist Brendan Kelly, guitarist-vocalist Chris McCaughan, and drummer Neil Hennessy—in order to show how these three friends went from making gritty, lo-fi records to becoming some of the sharpest songwriters in all of punk.
Oh, and just so we’re totally clear here, it’s not a greatest hits album.

“I think you have to have hits to make a greatest hits,” says Kelly, “So we approached the song selection in an attempt to be indicative of our evolution, rather than focus on our 'hits,' of which, frankly, there are none.” Instead, We Are The Champions Of The World showcases every part of the band’s storied career, from their 1999 debut album A Guided Tour Of Chicago, all the way up to 2014’s Metropole. “In the end, I'm super grateful for the collective experience and history of being in this band with two guys I have known forever and love dearly and are my fam,” says McCaughan. “I guess that's what this record kind of means and reaffirms for me.”  

With liner notes written by both Kelly and McCaughan, the pair reflect on how each song came to be, sharing anecdotes about what inspired them to put pen to paper. But of course, they aren’t trying to tell you what the songs are actually about, because what’s the fun in that? “I don't think that it's cool to be prescriptive in song meanings because that leads to the erroneous conclusion that the song has one meaning: the songwriter's intent,” says Kelly. “In truth, songs have no meaning until a listener connects with it and imbues it with what it means to them. I did offer a few of my interpretations of Chris's songs, and vice versa, because even though I play and sing on his songs, I didn't write em, so I'm interpreting them along with any other listener.”

McCaughan shares that perspective, noting that the band wanted to shed light on their creative process without ruining the mythology fans had built up. “I've never been able to really explain or pinpoint exactly what songs I've written are about anyway—so I guess that lowers the risk of potential disappointment for people who like our band reading the liner notes and being like ‘Damn, I used to love that song but it's actually about Tide Pods or the Milwaukee Bucks,’” says McCaughan.

But the biggest perk for diehard fans of The Lawrence Arms will be the five previously unreleased songs included on We Are The Champions Of The World. Taken from recording sessions that spawned the band’s classic 2006 album Oh! Calcutta!, these five songs have been in the vault for over a decade. “They didn't make the cut because they just didn't fit in the structure of that album, which ended up being very focused and thematic,” says Kelly. Some of these songs never made it past the demo stage, but even so, they show how tightly focused the band was during this period, with even the scraps left behind sounding vital and potent. “I hadn't heard these songs in over ten years,” says McCaughan. “I'd basically forgotten they existed at all, so listening back to a few of them was initially like stepping into some strange portal—then as soon as I heard them again my memory filled out.”
And for fans who have been aching to see the band play live again, We Are The Champions Of The World will see the band touring in support of the album throughout 2018. Not only will they be hitting parts of the United States they haven’t been to in years and they’ll even be heading back to Europe for some festival dates this summer. It’s been a while since The Lawrence Arms have hit the road, and We Are The Champions Of the World is the catalyst for the band to get back in the van and spread their unique brand of merriment. And maybe, if all goes well, a new Lawrence Arms record will follow. “I think I speak for all of us when I say it's pretty astounding that people still care that we do this,” says Kelly. “And as long as that's the case, we'll keep making new music.”
But for now, We Are The Champions Of The World serves as a celebration for The Lawrence Arms, a band that’s never tried to fit in one specific box and, as a result, have succeeded on their own terms. “We just do our best to do us—be human, transparent, and not take ourselves too seriously,” says McCaughan. “At the core, this is what I love about our band.” That’s the reason why The Lawrence Arms are champions of the world, even if they’ve still yet to write an actual hit.

THE LAWRENCE ARMS 2018 Tour Dates:
4/4 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
4/5 - Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads
4/6 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
4/7 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
4/9 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
4/12 - Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Banner Pilot)

4/27 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/28 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/30 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
5/1 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
5/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
5/4 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
5/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
5/6 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater

All shows with Red City Radio and Sincere Engineer.  (Except Chicago which has Banner Pilot instead of RCR)

We Are the Champions of the World tracklisting:
1. On with the Show 
2. Great Lakes/Great Escapes 
3. Alert the Audience! 
4. 100 Resolutions 
5. The Devil’s Takin' Names 
6. Beautiful Things 
7. Quincentuple Your Money 
8. The Slowest Drink at the Saddest Bar on the Snowiest Day in the Greatest City 
9. Are You There Margaret? It's Me, God. 
10. Right as Rain Part 2 
11. Seventeener (17th and 37th) 
12. Chapter 13: The Hero Appears 
13. The Ramblin' Boys of Pleasure 
14. Light Breathing (Me and Martha Plimpton in a Fancy Elevator) 
15. Like a Record Player 
16. You are Here 
17. Boatless Booze Cruise Part 1 
18. Brick Wall Views 
19. Sixteen Hours 
20. Turnstiles 
21. An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance 
22. The Northside, the L&L and Any Number of Crappy Apartments 
23. Porno & Snuff Films 
24. Demons 
25. The Rabbit and the Rooster 
26. Catalog * 
27. Black Snow * 
28. Laugh Out Loud * 
29. Warped Summer Extravaganza (Turbo Excellent) * 

 Blessthefall Sign To Rise Records.

Bless The Fall.Tuesday 30th January 2018
Rise Records is pleased to welcome Blessthefall to the roster. The band will release its label debut Hard Feelings on March 23. Hard Feelings was produced by Tyler Smyth, with additional production by Matt Good and Howard Benson. The album is available for pre-order here.

The band have released the video for the new song "Melodramatic." You can watch it here
"It's not often a band like ours, that's been together for nine years, that has five full-length albums, and that survives the ups and downs of the music scene, gets a chance at a fresh start," said singer Beau Bokan. "We're here to say that we feel brand new again. Signing to Rise has rejuvenated us as a band and we couldn't be more excited. They encouraged us to be ourselves and to continue to write the music that we wanted."

He continued, "Our new album Hard Feelings is a culmination of everything we love. It has all the old Blessthefall feels, along with a fresh new sound that will knock you off your feet."

Blessthefall will spend the months leading into album release on tour with Of Mice & Men, Cane Hill, and Fire From the Gods. All dates are below. As well as playing download Festival in the UK this June.   
HARD FEELINGS TRACK LISTING:
1. "Wishful Sinking"
2. "Find Yourself"
3. "Melodramatic"
4. "Feeling Low"
5. "Cutthroat"
6. "I'm Over Being Under(rated)"
7. "Sleepless in Phoenix"
8. "Keep Me Close"
9. "Sakura Blues"
10. "Welcome Home"

BLESSTHEFALL ON TOUR:
With Of Mice & Men, Cane Hill, Fire From the Gods
1.31.18 — The UC Theater — Berkeley, CA*
2.01.18 — Catalyst — Santa Cruz, CA*
2.2.18 — Wonder Ballroom — Portland, OR*
2.03.18 — El Corazon — Seattle, WA*
2.04.18 — Knitting Factory — Boise, ID*
2.05.18 — Complex — Salt Lake City, UT*
2.06.18 — Summit Music Hall — Denver, CO*
2.08.18 — Music Hall MPLS — Minneapolis, MN*
2.09.18 — Ready Room — St. Louis, MO
2.11.18 — House of Blues — Chicago, IL
2.12.18 — Crofoot — Detroit, MI
2.13.18 — Opera House — Toronto, Canada
2.14.18 — Corona Theatre — Montreal, Canada
2.16.18 — Paradise Rock Club — Boston, MA
2.17.18 — Gramercy Theater — New York, NY
2.18.18 — Stone Pony — Asbury Park, NJ
2.19.18 — Trocadero Theatre — Philadelphia, PA
2.20.18 — Underground — Charlotte, NC
2.21.18 — Masquerade Heaven — Atlanta, GA
2.23.18 — Becham — Orlando, FL
2.24.18 — Club Red — Destin, FL
2.25.18 — House of Blues — New Orleans, LA
2.27.18 — White Oak Downstairs — Houston, TX
2.28.18 — Cotton Hall — Dallas, TX
3.01.18 — Sunshine — Albuquerque, NM
3.04.18 — Vinyl at Hard Rock Live — Las Vegas, NV
3.05.18 — Orpheum — Flagstaff, AZ
3.06.18 — The Nile Theatre — Mesa, AZ
3.07.18 — SOMA — San Diego, CA
*No Cane Hill

Download Festival - UK
8-10th June Donington

 all Time Low Release Live Version Of 'Drugs And Candy'

All Time Low.Tuesday 30th January 2018
ALL TIME LOW have released a live version of 'Last Young Renegade' track, 'Drugs & Candy', recorded live in Amsterdam. A video of the track can be seen here, with a free mp3 download also available from http://www.fueledbyramen.com/drugsandcandylive.
The band return to the UK in March, for a special show featuring a full headline set, as well as their 2007 breakthrough album 'So Wrong, It's Right' in full. Support comes from Creeper.

MARCH 2018
12: GLASGOW SECC
14: CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
15: BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
16: MANCHESTER Arena
17: LONDON Alexandra Palace
Tickets are on sale now at: https://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/all-time-low / https://www.sec.co.uk/events/detail/all-time-low

 Ramblin Man Fair Adds Steel Panther To 2018 Festival

Steel Panther.Tuesday 30th January 2018
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful third year in 2017, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2018! This year the festival will move from its traditional end of July slot to the 30th June and 1st July 2018
Ramblin' Man Fair is pleased to announce the next band for the event in 2018 as Steel Panther (Main Stage, Special Guests) with many more acts to be announced...

Steel Panther (Main Stage, Special Guest) – Ramblin' Man Fair are delighted to announce a second special guest, the inimitable Steel Panther. One of the best loved rock acts of recent years the band have shared stages with legends such as Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Motley Crue, worked with artists such as Corey Taylor, Justin Hawkins and Robin Zander and headlined Wembley Arena in 2015. The band are sure to deliver a riotous set with huge singles such as "Death To All But Metal", "Asian Hooker", "Just Like Tiger Woods", "Fat Girl", "Poontang Boomerang", and the show stealing "Community Property". The band released their latest studio album, "Lower The Bar", in early 2017. The band announced their performance at Ramblin' Man Fair 2018 on stage at their sold out Hammersmith Apollo headline show on Friday 26th January 2018.

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

The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30-acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, Eurostar via Ashford Int'l and Channel Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
Ramblin' Man Fair will take place on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018.
Announced acts to date are:

Main Stage
The Cult (Headliner)
Halestorm (Special Guest)
Steel Panther (Special Guest)
Blackberry Smoke
Sons Of Apollo
GUN

Country Stage
Steve Earle & The Dukes (Headliner)
(UK Exclusive Set 'Copperhead Road plus Hits!')
Me & That Man

Blues Stage
Gov't Mule (Headliner)
Chas & Dave
Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind
Kris Barras.

Prog In the Park Stage
Fish
(Playing Material From The "Clutching At Straws" Album)
Mostly Autumn
Von Hertzen Brothers
Voyager
Goldray



Tickets are available now priced as below:

VIP Admission Saturday & Sunday - £256 plus booking fee
General Admission Saturday & Sunday - £156 plus booking fee
Camping Starts at £49
Tickets available from http://ramblinmanfair18.eventbrite.co.uk

 Paloma Faith For Forestry Shows.

Paloma Faith.Tuesday 30th January 2018
With her acclaimed Number 1 album ‘The Architect’ riding high in the charts and a BRIT nomination for Best British Female, Paloma Faith announces ‘The Architect Summer Tour’ which includes dates as part of Forest Live, the concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.
So far ‘The Architect’ has spent 8 weeks in the top ten, propelled by the poptastic single ‘Crybaby’, the stunning ‘Guilty’ and latest ‘Til I’m Done’. The new album is currently on course to become her fourth double platinum album in a row – which would make her the first British woman in chart history to achieve this incredible feat! 
Equally at home both onstage and in the studio, these shows will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the summer season.

Forest Live is a major live music series, managed by the Forestry Commission. Held every year in beautiful forest locations across the country, over 1.5 million people have attended a gig in the programme’s seventeen-year history. Income generated from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Paloma Faith ‘The Architect Summer Tour’
+ Guests
Sunday 10 June Delamere Forest, Delamere, near Northwich, Cheshire
Friday 15 June Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Saturday 16 June Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos
Friday 29 June Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs

Tickets £43.00 (plus £4.80 booking fee) available from 9am Friday 2 February from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online: forestry.gov.uk/music

 The Gaslight Anthem Announce UK Shows.

Gaslight Anthem.Tuesday 30th January 2018
The Gaslight Anthem has announced a very special series of shows celebrating the 10th anniversary of their milestone second studio album, THE '59 SOUND. The New Jersey-based rock band will travel North America and Europe performing the album in its entirety, with dates beginning May 27th at Washington DC's legendary 9:30 Club and then traveling into mid-August, stopping for four shows in the UK including a night at London's Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on July 20th.

As previously announced, The Gaslight Anthem will also perform THE '59 SOUND in its entirety at this year's Governors Ball Music Festival.

Fan presale begins January 30th (pw: 59SOUND), with all remaining tickets to be released to the general public on February 2nd. For complete details and ticket information, please visit: www.thegaslightanthem.com.
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM PERFORMING THE '59 SOUND 2018
MAY
27 - Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (w/ Matt Mays, Tim Barry)
JUNE
2 - New York, NY - Governors Ball Music Festival

JULY
20 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo Hammersmith (w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
23 - Dublin, IR - Vicar Street (w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
24 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowland (w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
25 - Manchester, UK - Eventim Apollo(w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
27 - Tilburg, NL - O13 (w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
28 - Cologne, DE - Palladium(w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
AUGUST
10 - Toronto, ON - Rebel (w/ Joe Sib)
11 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre (w/ Matt Mays, Joe Sib)

 Riot V Announce New Album.

Riot V.Tuesday 30th January 2018
On Wednesday January 24th 2018, the metal community gathered in Anaheim, USA for the Hall of Heavy Metal History induction ceremony. Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal RIOT V were inducted alongside Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess and bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan amongst other metal royalty – all honoured for their contributions and influence on the community at large.

"I am honoured and psyched to be inducted into this year’s Heavy Metal History Hall of Fame with Riot!" commented Don Van Stavern"Our 30-plus year’s in existence is a testament to the longevity of a band through the fan’s love of our music. I am also honoured to be inducted alongside legendary musicians like Bill Ward from Black Sabbath,Carmen Appice and of course last year's recipients, the greats Lemmy, Randy Rhoads and Dio and that's an honour and award itself!"

Today, the band revealed that they will release their sixteenth album entitled Armor Of Light on April 27th!

The album was produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (Metal Church, Flotsam & Jetsam, Slipknot, Korn). The cover artwork was created by Mariusz Gandzel (Crystal Viper).

The new songs promise to please fans of the Thundersteel-era of RIOT, as main song writer and long-time Mark Reale music collaborator Don Van Stavern undertook a lot of the writing process, as he did on Thundersteel, The Privilege of Power and the latest offering Unleash The FireDon van Stavern adds: "This next offering will please long-time fans and create new ones - the material is fresh and power metal at its finest."

Stay tuned for more information on Armor Of Light.
Since their legendary debut album Rock City (1977), RIOT has released numerous heavy metal classics, including Fire Down Under (with classics like Swords And Tequila), their masterpiece Thundersteel(1988) and the unforgettable The Privilege Of Power (1990).

After the death of Mark Reale and the departure of Tony MooreTodd Michael Hall (from Michigan USA), completed the line-up of the band, which in the meantime performed under the name of RIOT V under the auspices of the two long-term members and main songwriters Donnie van Stavern (bass) and Mike Flyntz (guitar). With the critically acclaimed Unleash The Fire (2014), a pure power metal pearl once again underlined the musical importance and influence of the quintet.

Many artists name-check RIOT as an important influence on their musical career and have paid tribute to the power metal godfathers on multiple occasions. The list is long and includes several well-known acts such as Hammerfall (Flight Of The Warrior), Luca Turilli's Rhapsody (Thundersteel), Axel Rudi Pell (Warrior) and newcomers such as Night Demon (Road Racin), Alpha Tiger (Flight Of The Warrior), Savage Master(Swords And Tequila) and Stallion (Rock City).

RIOT V are true metal soldiers – they will keep marching onwards and fighting the good fight to bring you the great music you’ve come to know, love and expect from them.

 Frank Turner Announces Seventh Studio Album.

Frank Turner.Tuesday 30th January 2018
Frank Turner has announced details of his forthcoming seventh studio album. Be More Kind will be released on May 4th through Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records. Months after the release of Songbook, a career-spanning retrospective which also saw reworked versions of tracks from across the past decade, Be More Kind represents a thematic and sonic line in the sand for the 36-year-old. It's a record that combines universal anthems with raw emotion and the political and the personal, with the intricate folk and punk roar trademarks of Turner's sound imbued with new, bold experimental shades. Be More Kind has been produced by Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block, formerly of psychedelic-rock Texans White Denim, and Florence And The Machine and Halsey collaborator Charlie Hugall. "I wanted to try and get out of my comfort zone and do something different," says Turner.

Turner was halfway through writing a very different sort of album, a concept record about women from the historical record who had been ignored, when he was reading a collection of Clive James' poetry and one particular line compelled him to re-think his direction. It was from a poem called Leçons Des Ténèbres: "I should have been more kind. It is my fate. To find this out, but find it out too late." "It devastated me the first time I read it," he says. "A lot of older, wiser people tend to say things like that, that the things that come out in the wash at the end of a human life are the way you treated the people around you. In the modern world, that's a lesson that all of us, myself included could do to learn."

Turner and his band, the Sleeping Souls, were on tour in the USA in 2016 "when the world decided to go collectively nuts" and the songs that make up Be More Kind started to come together. "Somewhere in the record, there's a convergence of the ideas of personal and political, which is a central theme of the album," Turner says. One of the driving themes of the album is empathy, even for your enemy. "You should at least be able to inhabit the mental universe of the people you disagree with. If you can't do that, then how do you communicate with people other than through force of arms, which is something we all agree is a bad idea." Behind some of the best songs of Turner's career is the idea that
the human race needs to find better ways of disagreeing than screaming each other down. Turner's last two records, 2013's Tape Deck Heart and 2015's Positive Songs For Negative People, dealt with the fallout from a break-up and saw Turner struggling to cover the cracks in his personal life. Now happily in a relationship and living with his partner and their cat, he again set his sights to the bigger picture.

The first track to be released from Be More Kind is 1933, a clattering, state-of-the-nation anthem. Furious and direct, it's inspired by articles Turner saw that suggested the alt-right was punk rock. "That filled me with a mixture of incredulity and anger," says Turner. "The idea that Breitbart or Steve Bannon think they have anything to do with punk rock makes me extremely angry." The other theme in the track is summed up by the line, "If I was one of the greatest generation/I'd be pissed/I'd be screaming at my grandkids/that we already did this." "These ideas are surfacing again that collectively as a species we've already shot down," says Turner.

After the stripped-down, live-sounding Positive Songs..., Turner wanted to try a new approach for the record. Originally, he contacted Jenkins and Block at their Niles City Sound studio in Fort Worth, Texas with the idea of recording a white soul album in the vein of Dexys Midnight Runners. He found they were equally enthusiastic when he changed his mind and decided he wanted to record a more rock-led album with tints of electronic-pop. "I have an obscure corner of my music taste where I'm into glitch electronic music and Warp Records," says Turner. "It's not an electronic record but I got into arpeggiator synths." Positive Songs... was cut in nine, intense days whereas Be More Kind was made over a period of seven months, giving Turner the opportunity to turn songs on their head, try different versions and shake up the dynamics within his band.

Now he just has to work out how they are going to play them live. The Be More Kind World Tour will begin in April, with its first leg playing to over 200,000 people across the UK, the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, taking them through to Christmas. Turner promises that 2019 will include visits to some "slightly more weird and wonderful places." "My days of being engaged in an arms race to be the hardest touring musician in the universe are behind me now," he says. "We're going to tour hard but come home regularly in the middle of it." The first batch of announcements covers 120 dates. Some old habits die hard. These are songs that demand to be heard and Frank Turner is packed and ready to go.

BE MORE KIND TOUR - UK & IRELAND DATES:
APRIL
13th      Manchester   Academy
15th    Dublin                        The Academy
16th      Dublin                        The Academy
18th      Belfast           The Limelight
20th      Aberdeen      The Garage
21st      Edinburgh      Liquid Room
22nd     Newcastle     O2 Academy
24th      Sheffield       O2 Academy 
25th      Liverpool       O2 Academy
27th      Bristol                        O2 Academy
28th      Exeter Uni      Great Hall
30th      Cambridge     Corn Exchange

MAY
1st        Southampton            Guildhall 01/05/2018
2nd       Southend Cliffs Pavilion 02/05/2018
4th        Leicester        O2 Academy 04/05/2018
5th        Oxford            O2 Academy 05/05/2018
8th        Hull                City Hall
9th        Norwich         UEA

Tickets go on sale on Friday 2nd Feb at 10.00am and are available from here https://FrankTurner.lnk.to/Tour with a special fan pre-sale starting now on Frank's store https://FrankTurner.lnk.to/BeMoreKindPR

'Be More Kind' is available in a variety of formats including limited edition boxset and transparent vinyl. Pre-order here https://FrankTurner.lnk.to/BeMoreKindPR

'BE MORE KIND' TRACKLISTING:

  1. Don't Worry
  2. 1933
  3. Little Changes
  4. Be More Kind
  5. Make America Great Again
  6. Going Nowhere
  7. Brave Face
  8. There She Is
  9. 21st Century Survival Blues
  10. Blackout
  11. Common Ground
  12. The Lifeboat
  13. Get It Right
 The Damned release Video For 'Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow'.

The Damned.Tuesday 30th January 2018
Legendary British band, The Damned have released a video today for new single, 'Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow' taken from their new album scheduled for release on Search And Destroy / Spinefarm Records on April 13th. Their first new album in a decade.

The single is "an optimistic song even though it is about a dark subject, in a world obsessed by 'self'," explains legendary frontman Dave Vanian, who also directed the video.  "This is a cry for humanity to recognize its humanity, before it's too late. There is a strong influence of Joe Meek here: 'Telstar' was a glorious song about the opportunities of the future. I'd like to think that 'SOTEOT' reflects a similar sentiment."

To accompany this up-to-the-minute garage psychedelia that gallops like Scott Walker's 'The Seventh Seal', the video depicts a vision of the future from a band whose colourful, anarchic, ever-changing vision has been propelled by an indefatigable creative motor. Quite simply, The Damned have always pushed their sound and message forwards from inception back in 1976 and have no plans to slow down in 2018.

"The exploration and colonization of other worlds is something we will face in the not so distant future," adds Vanian on his own work directing the video. "My fervent hope is that we do not take our fears and prejudices with us and repeat the mistakes we have made on our home planet."

'Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow' is the first serving from Evil Spirits produced by another legend from pop's golden age – Tony Visconti, whose production on innumerable classic albums by David Bowie, T-Rex and more, mark him not only as a master of his craft, but a perfect match for The Damned. Recorded in nine days flat, it's an album bursting with messages, melodies, with scarcely a second of airtime wasted.  

Evil Spirits will be available on digital download via Spotify and i-Tunes, on CD and 180g vinyl available to pre-order now from https://thedamned.lnk.to/evilspirits .

 Evil Spirits tour 2018:

Catch The Damned on tour this January and February. Main support comes from fabled Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom (*except Koko), whilst support at Koko and The Forum comes from Kristeen Young.

Tickets available from: https://www.axs.com/uk/artists/109502/the-damned-tickets

26th January - Newcastle, O2 Academy
27th January - Dundee, Caird Hall
28th January - Glasgow, O2 Academy
30th January - Leeds, O2 Academy Leeds
31st January - Manchester, Academy 1
1st February - Birmingham, O2 Academy
3rd February - Leicester, O2 Academy
4th February - Nottingham, Rock City
6th February - Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
7th February - Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
9th February - Cardiff, Great Hall
10th February - Bristol O2, Academy Bristol
11th February - Bournemouth, O2 Academy
13th February - Southampton, O2 Guildhall
14th February - Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
16th February - Koko, London*
17th February London, O2 Forum

 Casey Reveal New Single 'Phosphenes'.

Casey.Monday 30th January 2018
CASEY have revealed a second new song from their forthcoming second album 'Where I Go When I Am Sleeping' in the form of the incandescent 'Phosphenes', premiered by Daniel P Carter on his BBC Radio 1 Rock Show last night. The new single is connected to 'Fluorescents', which was the first song to be revealed from the record. Together, these songs lie at the metaphorical middle of the album, both lyrically and musically. Riddled with (literal) pain and anxiety, both tracks paint a picture of the fragility of existence as told through vocalist Tom Weaver's own personal experience. Truly transcendental and raw, they form the heart of the record, one that won't stop beating despite the many attempts at shutting it down that it's endured.

'Where I Go When I Am Sleeping' – the follow up to 2016's debut album 'Love Is Not Enough' – will be released via Hassle Records on 16th March with Rise Records now on board to handle the release duties in North America. It's a deeply personal journey through Weaver's various afflictions. "I was diagnosed with brittle bones at birth," he explains, "and when I was 15 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and at 20 I was diagnosed with manic depression. I've also had a heart attack and a stroke and I was in this crazy car accident that crushed half my face. They're big life events, but a lot of the stuff that's happened to me medically was stuff that I was just living through at the time. Looking back now, though, I realise I could have died four or five times. I'm lucky to be here."

Recorded at rural Wales' illustrious Monnow Valley Studios and produced by Brad Wood (Placebo, Sunny Day Real Estate, Touché Amoré), the songs that comprise the album are much more expansive, atmospheric and layered than anything Casey have done to date.

The band also recently announced a full UK & European headline tour to follow up the unveiling of the record and the previously announced album release shows. The tour will span three weeks in March/April, including a week in the UK which kicks off April 13 at London's Boston Music Room. Casey spent much of 2017 on the road, bringing their unique and supremely emotive take on post-hardcore to venues and festivals across the continent. Their live experiences included stints supporting The Amity Affliction and Boston Manor, as well as storming sets at Slam Dunk, Download, Reading & Leeds and Impericon Festivals.

Where I Go When I Am Sleeping - March 2018 Release Shows:
16th - Cardiff - Buffalo Bar (in association with Spillers Records)
17th - Kingston -