Karnivool Announce UK Tour.

KarnivoolFriday 30th January 2015
KARNIVOOL are set to return to Europe and the UK in 2015.

The band will embark on a full European and UK tour in March 2015, crossing Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Netherlands and the UK. The UK tour will see the band play their largest shows to date, starting in Glasgow and finishing in the legendary Camden Roundhouse. KARNIVOOL, renowned for their breathtaking live shows, will bring their full Australian set up for the first time to Europe for what will be a streak of more unforgettable performances.

2014 saw the Australian five piece promoting the critically lauded “Asymmetry” (4 years after the groundbreaking “Sound Awake”) and touring throughout Europe and Australia, playing some of the world’s largest festivals (including a sold out show at London’s Koko and Sonisphere UK). The album’s vast soundscapes, complex rhythms and emotive melodies are the latest chapter in the development of this extraordinary band.

To tie in to the European dates, KARNIVOOL are set to release their entire catalogue on vinyl, including their latest masterpiece ‘Asymmetry’, in addition to first two albums “Themata” and “Sound Awake”. This will be an unmissable milestone for all the KARNIVOOL fans and vinyl collectors alike.

Full UK dates are as follows.
Mon 23rd March 2015 Glasgow, ABC Ballroom
Tue 24th March 2015 Manchester, Ritz Theathre
Wed 25th March 2015 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thu 26th March 2015 Bristol, Academy
Fri 27th March 2015 Southampton, 1865
Sat 28th March 2015 London, Roundhouse

 Korpiklanni Re-sign To Nuclear Blast Records.

KorpiklaaniFriday 30th January 2015
Finnish Folk metal superstars KORPIKLAANI are pleased to announce that they have inked a new deal with Nuclear Blast for their forthcoming new album, entitled ‘Noita’, which is set for release in May 2015.

‘Noita’ was recorded at Petrax Studio with Aksu Hanttu handling production, recording and mixing again. It will also be the first album to feature new accordion player Sami Perttula, who has been playing a very active role in the folk arrangements along with fiddler Tuomas Rounakari.

Bassplayer Jarkko Aaltonen comments: “’Noita’ in the traditional Finnish meaning is different than what people associate it with nowadays. ‘Noita’ is a person with wider knowledge and understanding of the nature and who also was believed to possess paranormal or unnatural abilities. These people were often also referred to as ‘Tietäjä’, that exactly means someone with wider knowledge and understanding of pretty much everything. Native American medicine man is pretty much the same thing or actually all the different types of Shamans of the primitive peoples are the same thing. ‘Noita’ is someone that you turn to when you need help of some kind. Finnish ‘Noita’ had the ability to heal, just like their North American counterparts. They were very respected members of the society. Only later Christianity changed the word to mean something negative since those people were considered rivals by the church. Even in Finland this turned into a Witchhunt (=noitavaino) every now and then. Anyway, most people using Google Translate or similar will find the word ‘Witch’ and will probably get a bit wrong idea of the meaning, since most will probably connect it with the black sabbaths, devil marks and such, when a way more correct translation would probably be medicine man or Shaman.”

‘Noita’ will also be the first KORPIKLAANI album featuring new accordionist Sami Pertulla, he comments: “Previously the KORPIKLAANI albums were played with a piano-accordion and now I play with a traditional button-accordion which was more widely used in Finland anyways. In the arrangements you can hear more tonal harmonies and folky accompaniments combined to the power-chords than before. It actually boosts up the uplifting feel of our music.”

Violinist Toumas Rounakari also comments: “This album has more violin solos than ever before. Violin is more in the role of a lead-guitar now just as Jonne had originally intended it to be.”

And vocalist Jonne Järvelä concludes: “We have finally managed to create the balance between folk and metal in the way I’ve always dreamt it to be. Thanks to Sami’s arrangements and Tuomas’s crazy shredding of the violin.”

KORPIKLAANI are set to play Bloodstock Festival in Catton Park, Derbyshire this August alongside ENSLAVED, SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, SABATON and more. Buy your tickets here: http://bit.ly/Bloodstock2015

 Europe Set To Release New Album.

EuropeFriday 30th January 2015
Swedish rock legends Europe will release their 10th album, War of Kings, in March 2015 on UDR Records. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the classic rocking quintet confidently creating 11 monsterously melodic, yet hard-hitting, classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience. War of Kings will be available in multiple formats, as a CD digipak, a CD jewel case, a vinyl LP and in digital download format. The album will be released in the UK on March 2nd, Japan on March 4th (via JVC), the EU on March 6th and the US on March 10th.

Joey Tempest: “War Of Kings is the album we always wanted to make, ever since we were kids listening to bands like Zeppelin, Purple and Sabbath. And after hearing Dave Cobb amazing production for Rival Sons we simply had to work with him. Our adventure is still ON!”

Europe’s place as a legendary classic rock band was platinum-stamped early in their career, having enjoyed an explosive period of worldwide success in the ‘80s, under-pinned by their hit album and single The Final Countdown, before going on hiatus between 1992 and 2003. They re-united and quickly settled into a period of re-establishment which has seen them re-enforce their reputation worldwide as one of the premier purveyors of blues-tinged classic rock with an edge and some kick. Their last album, 2012’s Bag of Bones, saw Europe hit the UK top 40 rock album charts and debut at #2 on the Swedish national charts, and War of Kings is set to take full advantage of the global groundwork Europe have put in over the last few years.

Joey adds “Hey! We took the long road! but we wanted to re-establish Europe the proper way. It’s taken 10 years and countless tours since the re-union, but we’re finally getting there! And we’ve done it our way!”

Europe will commence their roadwork supporting War of Kings with a UK/Ireland tour in Dublin on March 2nd (their first visit to Ireland in 25 years) before continuing in the UK with Black Star Riders. Joey - “Looking forward to ‘tons’ of touring in 2015! It’s getting harder and harder to be modest and humble about this band! It doesn’t get much better than this!”

Europe are –

Joey Tempest – lead vocals, acoustic & rhythm guitar, keyboards
John Norum – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
John Leven – bass, backing vocals
Mic Michaeli – keyboards, piano, backing vocals, rhythm guitar
Ian Haugland – drums, percussion, backing vocals

War of Kings tracklisting is as follows –

1. War Of Kings
2. Hole In My Pocket
3. Second Day
4. Praise You
5. Nothin’ To Ya
6. California 405
7. Days Of Rock n Roll
8. Children Of The Mind
9. Rainbow Bridge
10. Angels (With Broken Hearts)
11. Light It Up
12. Bonus: Vasastan (Instrumental)

Europe/Black Star Riders UK/Ireland Tour dates are as follows –
02/03/2015 Dublin – Olympia Theatre
03/03/2015 Belfast – Ulster Hall
05/03/2015 Glasgow - O2 ABC
06/03/2015 Glasgow - O2 ABC
07/03/2015 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne - O2 Academy
08/03/2015 Leeds - O2 Academy
10/03/2015 Nottingham - Rock City
11/03/2015 Cambridge - Corn Exchange
13/03/2015 Manchester - Academy
14/03/2015 Wolverhampton - Civic Hall
15/03/2015 Exeter – University
16/03/2015 Bristol - O2 Academy
18/03/2015 Bournemouth - O2 Academy
19/03/2015 Norwich – UEA
20/03/2015 London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
21/03/2015 London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

 Lagwagon To Hit The UK.

LagwagonFriday 30th January 2015
Beloved punk rock legends Lagwagon hit the UK for a string of dates in support of their critically acclaimed, and long awaited album ‘Hang’ (released on Fat Wreck Chords on October 28th) ‘Hang’ is undeniable proof that after a nine years away, it's time to get back on the wagon.

“This is the first record we've made in the history of the band that we wholeheartedly agree that we want to play every single song on the record live,” says Joey.

Be sure to catch them live.

The band will play the following venues with support from The Flatliners and Western Addiction

March 23rd London, Islington
March 24th Bristol, Bierkeller
March 25th Manchester, Club Academy
March 26th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

 Ramblin Man Fair Adds More Bands.

Ramblin Man FairThursday 29th January 2015
Further acts announced for Saturday 25th July 2015 - for The Main Stage

Main Stage
DREAM THEATER (UK EXCLUSIVE SHOW)
SAXON
BLUE OYSTER CULT
FM
NOT HOT ASHES

Already confirmed
Scorpions – UK exclusive show in 2015
Gregg Allman (of The Allman Brothers Band) – UK exclusive show in 2015
Camel – UK Festival exclusive show in 2015
Marillion – UK Festival exclusive show in 2015
Ian Anderson plays the best of Jethro Tull, Pendragon, Riverside, The Pineapple Thief, Messenger, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Shooter Jennings, Hayseed Dixie, Aaron Keylock

We believe there’s a Ramblin’ Man - or Ramblin’ Woman - in all of us who wants to wander and listen to great music, drink fine beer, eat great food and have the best of times. Live life to the full and take it as it comes as you join the Ramblin’ Family from 2015

Ramblin’ Man Fair is delighted to announce further acts to join the already impressive bill. The Rock Collective and TeamRock presents… event will bring the best of Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Country and Blues to Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent over the weekend of 25th and 26th July 2015.

Saturday 25th July will see the following Main Stage additions (with more still to be announced)

Dream Theater (UK Exclusive Show) are masters of progressive metal and one of the most acclaimed and successful bands of modern times, with more than 12 million album sold in their career. Their appearance at Ramblin’ Man Fair is a UK exclusive.

Saxon are a truly legendary British heavy metal band – hailed by Metallica as one of their biggest influences. In the early 80s, Saxon made their name with era-defining albums such as Wheels Of Steel and Denim And Leather. Three decades on, they’re still delivering pure heavy metal thunder, with a new studio album expected soon.

“We are excited about playing our only festival show in the UK this year. It will be the last show of the 35th anniversary tour so make sure you bring your denim and leather.” – Biff Byford, Saxon.

Blue Oyster Cult are among the most enigmatic and influential American rock bands of all time, their mythic status sealed by seminal albums such as Secret Treaties and Agents Of Fortune – the latter featuring the smash hit and classic rock anthem (Don’t Fear) The Reaper. The band’s current line-up is still led by two of the dominant figures in BOC’s history: frontman Eric Bloom and guitar hero Donald ‘Buck Dharma’ Roeser.

FM have been described by Classic Rock magazine as the best melodic rock band ever to come out of the UK. Now, more than 30 years after their classic debut album Indiscreet, the new FM album Heroes & Villains proves they’re still at the very top of their game.

No Hot Ashes are one of the bands that formed part of Belfast's epic 80's rock scene. The beginning of 2014 saw them supporting the likes of Foreigner, FM and UFO. They are now bringing their music to the main stage at Ramblin Man Fair to put on one hell of a show

More acts for all stages are set to be announced soon…

Ramblin’ Man Fair is set to become the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances will be coupled with excellent amenities throughout, including gourmet food, a beer festival, spoken word stage, the best in music cinema, luxury camping and accommodation packages and more. The event will be a unique experience set to become a staple of the UK festival calendar.

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

Coach and Travel Information
Ramblin’ Man Fair has teamed up with Big Green Coach, the Events Travel Company, who are operating day return coach services on both Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July from London Victoria Coach Station direct to the festival. A return coach fare is only £29 and you can choose to buy travel only or travel together with your festival ticket.

Accommodation
Ramblin’ Man Fair has also announced the first of its much anticipated accommodation packages - a variety of options for all needs and budgets including Glamping at the Ranch Packages, Hotel Packages and Off-Site Camping Packages (coming soon). All available through www.ramblinmanfair.com

Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Early Bird General Admission Day Tickets £55.00 plus £5.50 booking fee
Early Bird VIP Admission Day Tickets £95.00 plus £9.50 booking fee
Early Bird General Admission Weekend Tickets £99.00 plus £9.99 Booking Fee.
Early Bird VIP Admission Weekend Tickets £180.00 plus £15 Booking Fee.

Additionally those buying early tickets will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to take up the very special offer of being in the Founders Club. As well as including two years VIP tickets this unique offer gives the Founders access to their own special club area on site for life, exclusive merchandise and much much more.

All weekend tickets for Ramblin’ Man Fair include 6 months membership to TeamRock+. This provides online access via Teamrock.com to complete current issue magazine content for Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog, and bonus content including archive articles going back 30 years.

The festival will be supporting local charities.

About The Rock Collective:
The Rock Collective is a new venture from rock and festival experts who have been in the industry for over 20 years. Their previous work includes being part of the team behind High Voltage festival, which took place in Victoria Park, London in 2010 and 2011.

About TeamRock Limited:
TeamRock owns national DAB radio station TeamRock Radio as well as its portfolio of rock magazines, including Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, Prog, AOR and The Blues Magazine. You can tune into TeamRock Radio via DAB, on-line at TeamRock.com (or any of the TeamRock sites) and the Radio Player app.

Team Rock Limited (TeamRock) was founded in 2013 by Billy Anderson and chaired by John Myers. John is the former Chief Executive of GMG Radio and Billy Anderson was Regional Director of GMG Radio. TR
Managing Director Chris Ingham was previously Group Publisher of the music brands at Future Publishing where he founded the internationally recognised Classic Rock Roll of Honour and Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards brands and was a key figure in the development of High Voltage festival.

 Light You Up To Support PVRIS.

Light You UpFriday 30th January 2015
Hailing from Birmingham, UK this pop-punk 5 piece have got a point to prove with their debut album, 'ALL WE'VE EVER KNOWN', released via Reclaim Music Group/Ice Grills on Monday (Jan 26th).

The band are stoked to be announced for PVRIS's first ever headline show's in the UK, both of which are sold out!

LONDON BARFLY - 16.04.15
BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY - 18.04.15

Tom Napier (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar), commented;

"PVRIS are killing it at the moment, so its wicked to be doing these shows with them. It'll be a great opportunity for us to play to a slightly different crowd too! "

With a wealth of experience working within other aspects of band life (Drew - Guitar - tour manager, Tom - Bass - owns a Tour Bus company), these lads have a fair idea of how much work and perseverance is needed to create a successful band, and that is clear when listening to this record!

With influences varying across bands like Jimmy Eat World, Blink 182, Weezer, Yellowcard, The Beatles & Oasis, their travels around the world have meant LIGHT YOU UP have crossed paths with a few well loved names and faces from many different paths. The common denominator being that all have enjoyed LIGHT YOU UP's creations - so much so, that they've got some pretty big names involved in the making of their debut record...

'All We've Ever Known' was produced by Sam Pura at Panda Studios in San Francisco. (Basement, State Champs, The Story So Far, Man Overboard). The record then travelled back homewards over the Atlantic, and was then mixed by Romesh Dodengoda at Long Wave Studios, Cardiff (Lower Than Atlantis, Decade, Kids In Glass Houses, Funeral For A Friend)The final touches and Mastering was by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound (Katy Perry, Bayside, Gym Class Heroes). On top of all that, Alan Day - Four Year Strong and Matty Arsenault - A Loss For Words also feature as guest vocalists on two of the album tracks!

To purchase the album now, click: here.

LIGHT YOU UP have previously played and toured with bands such as The Wonder Years, State Champs, As It Is, A Loss For Words, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk & Roam to name but a few.

TRACK LISTING:
1. Breathe
2. It’s About Time
3. All We’ve Ever Known
4. Good Days
5. Always Wanting More (Featuring Alan Day – Four Year Strong)
6. Haven’t You Heard
7. Monsters
8. Foxfire (Featuring Matty Arsenault – A Loss For Words)
9. Waiting For A Train
10. Brother
11. We Were Young

 Black Star Riders Set To Release New Studio Album.

Black Star RidersFriday 30th January 2015
Fresh from the critically acclaimed debut album “All Hell Breaks Loose” in 2013, Black Star Riders are set to release a new studio album, “The Killer Instinct”, in February 2015. The album will be followed by a full UK and Eire co-headline tour

The band toured 2013’s “All Hell Breaks Loose” for a year – playing across the globe. October 2014 saw them gather in Nashville, TN and enter the studio with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon) to start recording the follow up. The result is The Killer Instinct. Ricky Warwick explains, “Life's not fair, never has been, never will. Sometimes you have to live with a killer instinct just to survive in the ongoing pursuit of happiness. Because nobody can do for you what you should be doing for yourself.” Full tracklisting is as follows

1. The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3. Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
6. Blindsided
7. Through The Motions
8. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
9. Turn In Your Arms
10. You Little Liar

The energy in the studio from a year of touring, and Black Star Riders gelling as a creative force has resulted in a truly powerful sophomore effort. From the Irish-tinged rock of “Soldierstown” to the balls-out twin guitar riffing of “Sex Guns & Gasoline”. From the dirty groove of “You Little Liar” to the acoustic “Blindsided”, this is a band coming of age. “The Killer Instinct” will see Black Star Riders cement their place as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts.

Damon Johnson says, “Nick Raskulinecz came riding out of the sunset like a Viking warrior, with his record collection and arsenal of killer guitars and amplifiers and proved to be the world class producer we had heard so much about. Indeed, the rumors are all true. There's no doubt that Ricky and I had written a sizable number of songs, but Nick patiently walked through the full song list with the entire band and made sure we focused on the material to best represent Black Star Riders in 2015.“

Black Star Riders head out on a co-headline UK and Eire tour with Europe throughout March 2015. Full dates are:

March 2: Olympia Theatre, Dublin
March 3: Ulster Hall, Belfast
March 5: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 6: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 7: o2 Academy, Newcastle
March 8: o2 Academy, Leeds
March 10: Rock City, Nottingham
March 11: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
March 13: Academy, Manchester
March 14: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
March 15: University, Exeter
March 16: o2 Academy, Bristol
March 18: o2 Academy, Bournemouth
March 19: UEA, Norwich
March 20: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
March 21: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Tickets are available from all usual outlets
THE AMORETTES are support on all dates except Glasgow March 5th and London March 20th – support on these shows tbc

 The Ghost Inside Reveal New video.

The Ghost InsideFriday 30th January 2015
LA Natives The Ghost Inside have premiered a brand new video for “Out Of Control” - taken from their fourth full-length “Dear Youth”. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1422503916&x-yt-cl=85027636&v=ye6B5HAjzY8#t=15

The Ghost Inside will be performing at festivals across Europe in April, May and June 2015, including headline shows and appearances at Groezrock, Impericon and Download Festivals. See below for the list of dates so far. More dates are to be added soon.

24/04/15 - Impericon Festival - Zürich CH
25/04/15 - Impericon Festival - Oberhausen DE
26/04/15 - Impericon Festival - Wien AT
30/04/15 - Impericon Festival - Paris FR
01/05/15 - Groezrock – Meerhout (BE)
02/05/15 - Impericon Festival - Leipzig DE
03/05/15 - Impericon Festival - Amsterdam NL
04/05/15 - Impericon Festival - Manchester UK
14/06/15 – Download Festival – Derby UK

 Imagine Dragons Announce Massive UK Tour.

Imagine DragonsFriday 30th January 2015
With their highly anticipated new album ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ out imminently, US chart phenomenon Imagine Dragons play ten UK arena shows this November including their biggest UK show to date at London’s The O2 on the 5th.

‘Smoke + Mirrors’, out Feb 16th, uses the frenetic energy of life on the road to infuse their music with both raw tension and intense vulnerability.

Q raved about it in their 4* review saying “Hits? Smoke + Mirrors bristles with them. A modern pop-rock gem.”

Live, the band are fast becoming one of the best in the business. Having last toured the UK in 2013 (playing three sold out Brixton Academies, Glastonbury and Reading/Leeds), they garnered some amazing reviews with the Standard saying they were on “citadel storming form”, Q that “the anticipation resembled a typhoon in a sardine tin” and The Times that they were “in a class of their own” in their 5* review.

Imagine Dragons play:

November
Thu 5th LONDON, The O2
Fri 6th NOTTINGHAM, Capital FM Arena
Tue 10th LEEDS, First Direct Arena
Wed 11th CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Fri 13th MANCHESTER, Arena
Sat 14th NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Sun 15th GLASGOW, SSE Hydro
Tue 17th BELFAST, Odyssey Arena
Wed 18th DUBLIN, 3Arena
Fri 20th BIRMINGHAM, Barclaycard Arena

Tickets on sale 6th February at 9am and are priced at £35.00 / £27.50 for LONDON and £30.00 everywhere else. Buy them from www.livenation.co.uk / www.gigsinscotland.com / www.gigsandtours.com

Imagine Dragons first exploded onto the global arena with their huge hit ‘Radioactive’, following it up with hits ‘It’s Time’, ‘Demons’ and ‘Top Of The World’ in the process selling sold over 22 million singles worldwide and 4 million copies of their debut album ‘Night Visions’.

 Scott Weiland Announces New Band.

Scott WeilandThursday 29th January 2015
Scott Weiland, "one of rock's most dynamic front men" (Spin Mag), and his band the Wildabouts, will release their first album ever on March 30th, 2015 on earMUSIC.

Titled "Blaster", the album was produced by Rick Parker (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), and recorded throughout 2014 at Lavish Studios in Burbank and at The Sandbox in Beachwood Canyon. "Blaster" features twelve tracks, all but one were written by ex-Stone Temple Pilots singer Weiland.

The two time Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling songwriter/vocalist Weiland proclaims: "I wanted to make a rock record. It all just came together. It's got a distinctive sound, but it also can entice those Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fans who have stuck by me. What we've come up with is really heavy, slinky, and sexy. There's a lot of fuzz. The best way to describe it is 'Furry'."

"Furry" seems completely apropos given the natural, almost primal connection between the singer and his bandmates guitarist Jeremy Brown, bassist Tommy Black, and drummer Danny Thompson fostered by years of jamming and touring together.

Take "White Lightning" for example, it sparks up "Blaster" Merging a revved up riff with Weiland's immortal croon, it instantly captivates. Maintaining that energy, "Beach Pop" wields a summery swing. A psychedelic guitar snap gives way to an enchanting vocal melody courtesy of Weiland. Then, there's "Way She Moves" which is inspired by Weiland's wife. It slides between a spiraling riff from Brown to more signature crooning that's as seductive as it is soaring.

The group also got the chance to nod to their idols further with a cover of T.Rex' "20th Century Boy." - allowing the musicians to flex their chops as Weiland's voice reaches impressive heights.

Take all this into consideration and you realize why the title "Blaster" fits so well.

Weiland declares, "We chose a boombox for the cover because the image and sound are retro, but modern and, always, LOUD."

Simply put, It's Scott Weiland reborn.

Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts play the following UK show.

Thursday 9th April 2015 London, The Garage

Tickets are available from
http://www.seetickets.com/event/scott-weiland/the-garage/799335

Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts_Blaster_coverTracklist
1. Modzilla
2. Way She Moves
3. Hotel Rio
4. Amethyst
5. White Lightning
6. Blue Eyes
7. Bleed Out
8. Youth Quake
9. Beach Pop
10. Parachute
11. 20th Century Boy
12. Circles

 

 Rotting Out announce new EP.

Rotting OutThursday 29th January 2015
Los Angeles based hardcore/punk band Rotting Out has announced today that they will release a new EP called Reckoning on March 9th via Pure Noise Records.

Rotting Out’s upcoming record follows their 2013 breakout album The Wrong Way, which helped establish the band as one of Los Angeles’ new anchors in the thrash punk scene, recalling the aggressive spirit of influential acts like Suicidal Tendencies and Pennywise.
The band wastes no time on Reckoning. The record features five blistering tracks, three originals and two Circle Jerks covers, that manage to wreak uncontrollable havoc in just over 10 minutes.

"This is an intro to the LP, it's like a trilogy,” says vocalist Walter Delgado. “I know what I did (BORN), I know what I have (EYES WIDE), I know what I'm going to do (END OF THE ROAD). "
Rotting out will be performing shows soon, including a U.S. co-headlining tour with Expire, South By So What?!, Southeast Beast Festival 2015, New England Metal and Hardcore 2015, Rainfest 2015 and the entire Vans Warped Tour.

Reckoning Track List:
1.Born
2. Eyes Wide
3. End of the Road
4. I Don’t Care (Circle Jerks cover)
5. Live Fast Die Young (Circle Jerks cover)

 Crown The Empire To Start UK Tour.

Crown The EmpireThursday 29th January 2015
After having such a great time performing and meeting all these new fans on this current UK/European tour with Asking Alexandria, The Ghost Inside and Secrets we decided that we wanted to hurry up and come back to do our own headliner with some of our favourite bands —we hope that all our Runaways from the UK and Europe come out and join us for these shows!" says singer Andy.

Crown The Empire released their sophomore studio album, ‘The Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways’, this Summer via Rise Records. The record which received critical acclaim was produced by Dan Korneff and has Kris Crummet on mixing duties. Crown The Empire have expertly delivered an album to excite, terrorize and fascinate all. Skillfully leading listeners through sung crescendos, brutal screamed releases, and enough guitar riffs for any headbanger. Whilst at the same time, threading spoken word interludes and eerie intros throughout their new record.

CROWN THE EMPIRE ‘RISE OF THE RUNAWAYS EURO TOUR’
Thurs 5 Feb Electric Ballroom, London
Fri 6 Feb Club Academy, Manchester
Sat 7 Feb Garage, Glasgow
Sun 8 Feb Leeds University, Leeds
Tues 10 Feb Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Wed 11 Feb Waterfront, Norwich
Thurs 12 Feb Asylum, Birmingham
Fri 13 Feb Mo Club, Southampton
Sat 14 Feb The Fleece, Bristol

 TGorgon City To Head Out On Sold Out UK Tour.

Gorgon CityThursday 29th January 2015
Gorgon City are about to embark on their biggest headline tour to date – kicking off on the 4th February in Dublin, the UK dates are completely sold out and will culminate at London’s prestigious Roundhouse on the 12th February.

After a massive 2014 which saw the duo release their incredible debut album ‘Sirens’, Gorgon City set the tone for a big 2015 by kicking the year off in Miami playing at the Holy Ship Party alongside Annie Mac and Rudimental, and Mexico’s BPM Festival. Their upcoming tour will further showcase their hugely established live set before they head state side for a 7-stop tour – which includes already sold out headline shows in LA and San Francisco.

All this touring is set to fine-tune Gorgon City for a summer full of big festivals slots, which already includes SXSW and Coachella. Before all of this though, all eyes are on the forthcoming UK tour which is stopping off in all the major cities – finishing with the bands biggest London show to date at The Roundhouse on the 12th February. For full tour dates please see below – please note all UK dates are sold out.

4/2 Dublin Academy
5/2 Glasgow ABC (SOLD OUT)
6/2 Manchester The Ritz (SOLD OUT)
7/2 Birmingham The Institute (SOLD OUT)
8/2 Norwich Waterfront (SOLD OUT)
10/2 Oxford Academy (SOLD OUT)
11/2 Brighton Concorde 2 (SOLD OUT)
12/2 London Roundhouse (SOLD OUT)

 Thunder Live Dates.

ThunderThursday 29th January 2015
One of the most popular and enduring British rock bands of the last 25 years, with 18 Top 40 singles in the UK and a string of gold and platinum albums around the world, Thunder have just announced a series of new live shows.

As well as a trio of arena dates in March, the band are set to play a very special acoustic performance at HMV, Bond Street on Tuesday 17th February, in support of their brand new album 'Wonder Days', which hits the shelves the day before. Tickets went on sale this morning and sold out immediately.

The band are also set to play at this year’s legendary Download Festival at Donington Park, alongside the likes of Kiss, Motley Crüe, Muse, Slash and many more.

Thunder first stormed the Donington stage in 1990, when they opened the old Monsters Of Rock festival alongside Whitesnake, Aerosmith, Poison and Quireboys. The band have since gone on to grace the stage for Download in 2009 as part of their farewell tour, and again in 2013 as part of the band’s comeback.

On announcing their appearance at this year’s festival, singer Danny Bowes says: "Download is one of my favourite festivals in the world, so I can’t wait for June to come around. Donington was where we made our mark back in 1532, so it's fitting somehow to be back at Download this year when we release 'Wonder Days', our first studio album for 6 years, and it’ll be great to see how the new tracks go down alongside the classics. The Download crowd is always amazing, so as my dear old Mum used to say, "Let’s have it!…”

The group’s first studio album in six years, ‘Wonder Days’ reminds us why Thunder are now more revered than ever before, with a sound that is a timeless marriage of unforgettable melodies and sheer rock power. Their long-awaited return with ‘Wonder Days’ should ensure that Thunder are elevated to their rightful place in the pantheon of truly great British bands.

Recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, with Luke Morley reprising his role as producer, the album was mixed by the renowned Mike Fraser, whose CV includes such names as Aerosmith, AC/DC and Metallica and who worked on several of the group’s key early records including their celebrated debut, ‘Back Street Symphony.

Thunder also hit the road in March with headline arena dates in Leeds, Birmingham and London, with Reef and Tax The Heat as support.

March 2015
Thur 12th – Leeds, First Direct Arena (UK)
Fri 13th – Birmingham, NIA (UK)
Sat 14th – London, Eventim Apollo (UK)

 Failure Start Work On New Album.

FailureThursday 29th January 2015
Failure, who are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed album Fantastic Planet, are giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at their progress with a new video released in tandem with the kick off of the band’s PledgeMusic campaign ( https://www.pledgemusic.com/failure).

PledgeMusic supporters will receive early access to audio clips as well as ongoing video updates from the band. A variety of packages are available, offering mementos from the recording sessions, ranging from hand-scrawled lyrics to effects pedals and vocal mics. All pre-order bundles include the as-of-yet untitled album, which will be available in a variety of formats: digital (mp3/flac), cd, vinyl and USB drives.

Explained Ken Andrews: “Obviously we are not the first band to do this sort of thing, but I do think our fans are uniquely qualified to make this a very satisfying experience for all who participate.”

Failure returned from a 17-year hiatus in early 2014 with a riotous hometown show at the El Rey Theatre and performances at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Riot Fest, the Sunset Strip Music Festival, Cinquanta, an outing with old friends Tool, and the band’s own Tree of Stars tour.

About Failure
Failure formed in Los Angeles in the early ‘90s, releasing Comfort, their debut album, in 1992 via Slash Records. Magnified followed in the spring of 1994 with the band’s final offering, Fantastic Planet, released in 1996. Fantastic Planet earned a perfect 5-star score from Alternative Press with the magazine saying the album was able “to breathe life into the corpse of contemporary, guitar-driven rock,” adding that the band was “willing to stretch the definition of both their instruments and their songs.” The 17-track album is considered one of the era’s most influential and enduring rock records. Failure is Ken Andrews, Greg Edwards and Kellii Scott.

 Groezrock Add More Bands.

GroezrockThursday 29th January 2015
Hope you all enjoyed the holidays. We are still digesting everything we ate and drank, but we did manage to round up more bands for you in between courses. Here are some more new names who will be playing your favorite punkrock festival in just four months.

There won’t be any blurred lines from Swedish hardcore powerhouse RAISED FIST, though. Yes, they’re back after about 5 years of silence. Their new album “From The North” dropped earlier this month and it’s simply what we have gotten to know and love them for: awesome, straightforward, heavy hardcore punk. They just finished recording a video for the song “Flow”, and they want YOU to be the first to see it! Isn’t that sweet? Here’s what vocalist Alexander has to say about it:

"Its more than 10 years since we played Groezrock. Still we have so many clear memories from that insane show! This spring we finally return! With a new album, and a band on a whole new level! We are glad to announce our new video in co-lab with Groezrock and Epitaph.

The song “Flow” is about living the life you love, loving the life you live. You don't need waterfalls of much, just a constant flow of little. Feelings, creativity, love, hate - everything needs a constant flow and circulation.

The video illustrates what we feel like music-wise and mentally after being away for almost 6 years, surrounded by people wanting to put a lit on our outflow, and hinder the circulation. Instead of making this Hollywood polished "expendables" action video like “Friends & Traitors”, we wanted a gritty, nasty, disturbing look in the style of the movie "Pusher". Everything to accompany the rough sound and feeling of FROM THE NORTH.

We recorded this in a freezing hangar. Almost no clothes. We got wet, we got spit on, we got hit for real and it was just the worst recording ever comfortable-wise. Enjoy the result!”

The YoutTube link for Raised Fist - 'Flow': http://youtu.be/NSidoMfr7oM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSidoMfr7oM&feature=youtu.be

Thank you, Alexander. Now, on with the show!

Come to think of it, describing KNAPSACK as new might be stretching the truth a little. After breaking up in 2000, the band is now back and it will be a pleasure to watch them blur the lines between emo and indie at Groezrock.

Another band that has been around the block, gotten lost and then found its way back to the stage is DIESEL BOY. According to the band they are ‘thrilled to have been asked to perform at the 2015 Groezrock Festival. Having played some of the world’s finest cities — New York, London, Sydney — we couldn’t be happier to add Meerhout to that list. In preparation for our first Belgian show in 15 years, we will view the complete Jean-Claude Van Damme filmography (including "The Shepherd: Border Patrol”) and subsist entirely on a diet of stoofkarbonnaden and Duvel until we appear at the festival on May 2’.

You almost fooled us by leaving a letter out of your name but we figured you out, Frank. My Chemical Romance called it a day in 2013, but rhythm guitarist Frank Iero sure wasn’t done writing music. He recorded an album pretty much on his own in 2014, recruited a touring band and will be coming over to Europe. Yup, FRNKIERO ANDTHE CELLABRATION will be playing at Groezrock.

From Cellabrations to OBLITERATIONS. Featuring members of Black Mountain, Pink Mountaintops and Saviours, the band already knows how to come up with some heavy riffing. Drop them in Dave Grohl’s studio, put Chris Owens (Young Widows, Coliseum) and Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire) behind the mixing table and you can bet your a** that you’ll be blown away by a heavy dose of insanely intense hardcore punk,

If you don’t like it so loud and aggressive, you can just, ehm, f*ck off and die. Really, that’s what F.O.D. stands for. These local heroes have been sweeping girls off their feet with sugar sweet harmonies and super fun punk rock for quite a while now. And they’re more than happy to share their “Tricks of the Trade” with you.

Over to the Macbeth Stage then… they have announced three more names as well, starting off with THE DEAF, a Dutch band that likes 60ies garage and rock ‘n roll with Spike (Di-rect) on vocals. Also from The Netherlands is CALL IT OFF, a pop-punk band that has been listening to a fair amount of Green Day. UK’s UNDER THE INFLUENCE will be playing the Macbeth stage as well. Under their influences they list Dr Dre, Wu-Tang Clan and Snoop Dogg and sound not unlike other UK acts like Enter Shikari and TRC.

We have 20 more bands to announce so keep tuning in for more news!

 Toseland Announce UK Tour And The Release Of Their New EP.

ToselandTuesday 27th January 2015
Following the release of their debut album “Renegade” in March 2014, Toseland return with a new EP, “Hearts And Bones” and a full UK tour in April 2015.

The release of “Renegade” (which has sold almost 10,000 copies in the UK alone) and two years of constant touring – both pre and post release – headline shows, supports with the likes of Aerosmith, Status Quo, Little Angels and Reef and festival shows such as Download, Isle Of Wight, Carfest, Planet Rockstock and Silverstone Moto GP - has established Toseland as one of the most exciting new UK rock acts. “Renegade” spawned multiple radio hits – with four consecutive singles A listed at Planet Rock radio.

The “Hearts And Bones” EP features the self titled first single and another new song “The Closer I Get”. The EP also features a cover of The Teardrop Explodes classic ‘Reward’. The EP builds on Toseland’s sound - driving riffs overlaid with the powerful voice of James Toseland. The EP was again recorded with Toby Jepson producing (credits include The Answer, Saxon and The Virgin Marys) and Steve Harris (Foo Fighters, U2) as engineer.

The “Hearts And Bones” EP will be aavailable on CD, download and 10" vinyl with the exclusive pre order at Pledgemusic.com from 9am GMT Wednesday 28th January 2015. Pledge preorders will get an exclusive acoustic version of “Renegade” album track and previous single “Just No Way” as an instant grat.

2014 saw Toseland develop as a powerful live act. The band remains the same core – James Toseland (vocals), Zurab Melua (Guitar), Ed Bramford (Guitar) and Roger Davis (bass). The band have recently welcomed new drummer Joe Yoshida.

If the name might seem familiar it is because Toseland are a band fronted by double world superbike champion James Toseland. Throughout his career as a motorcycle racer, music was been central to James life – so when James was forced to retire through injury a journey into music started. He does maintain ties with the racing world. To the extent that in late 2014 he was due to attempt to break the motorcycle land speed at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, United States. Unfortunately the attempt was delayed due to adverse weather and surface conditions – but is now scheduled to happen in late 2015. The streamliner James will ride is powered by a Rolls Royce jet engine and is called 'The 52 Express' after Toselands racing number.

Following the release of the EP the band will embark on a full UK tour. Dates are as follows

April 2015
Tues 7th Brighton, Green Door Store
Wed 8th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thurs 9th Birmingham, Asylum
Fri 10th Leeds, Wardrobe
Sat 11th Hull, Fruit
Mon 13th Newcastle, Think Tank
Tues 14th Edinburgh, Electric Circus
Wed 15th Manchester, Academy 3
Thurs 16th Stoke, Sugarmill
Fri 17th Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sun 19th Reading, Bowery District
Mon 20th Bristol, Fleece
Tues 21st Exeter, Cavern
Wed 22nd Southampton, Joiners

Tickets for the tour will be exclusively available at www.pledgemusic.com from 9am GMT Wednesday 28th January 2015. Remaining tickets will go on sale at all usual outlets from 9am GMT Friday 30th January 2015.

 Fat Mike Announces 'Home Sweet Home' Punk-Rock Musical Concept Album.

Home Sweet HomeTuesday 27th January 2015
Punk icon Fat Mike (NOFX) announced that Home Street Home, a new punk-rock musical concept album will be released on February 10, 2015 through Fat Wreck Chords in advance of a theatrical production. Home Street Home tells a story of survival and love among runaway teenagers living on the streets, and features music by Fat Mike with lyrics by Fat Mike, Jeff Marx (Tony® Award winner, Avenue Q) and Soma Snakeoil (AVN Award winning writer/director). The theatrical production of Home Street Home will be directed by LA Stage Ovation Award winner Richard Israel.

The studio album features performances by Fat Mike and NOFX, and sees the play's characters inhabited by a wide roster of vocalists including Frank Turner, Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba, Tony Award winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Bad Cop/Bad Cop's Stacey Dee, the late Tony Sly of No Use For A Name, and Dance Hall Crashers' KarinaDenike. Members of Descendents, Lagwagon, Old Man Markley, Mad Caddies, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Aggrolites, The Living End, The Real McKenzies, and RKL also play on many of the tracks. The Home Street Home concept album includes a portion of the songs that will ultimately comprise the full score of the new musical.

Based on true stories of the authors' experiences, the story of Home Street Home revolves around Sue, a 16-year old runaway who plunges headfirst into the deviant subculture and alternative lifestyle of the streets. After being adopted into a tribe of homeless teens, Sue finds empowerment and acceptance from her new chosen family.

Fat Mike said, "Ever since I saw Rocky Horror when I was 8, I've been intrigued by musicals. Well, not all musicals, just the ones that break the mold. Luckily, I found two people, Jeff Marx and Soma Snakeoil, that love breaking things as much as I do. This is fucking fun!"

Want to see the show live? Well, you're in luck! Coming straight from the Eugene O’Neill Theater workshop is Home Street Home, live in San Francisco! The first show kicks off on February 20th at Z-Space, located in the heart of the Mission. Get your tickets early as there’s only ten performances (February 20-22, February 26-March 1, and March 5-7).

 Attila To Embark On UK Tour.

AttilaTuesday 27th January 2015
Drop your weapons and put your hands up!

Officers Fronzak, Linck, Blehm, and Heenan aka your boys in Attila have reported for duty and are on the scene in their new video for "Hate Me."

In this hilarious and unforgettable clip, Attila trade their microphones and instruments for handcuffs, nightsticks, and cop uniforms and they approach the police officer's job to protect and to serve in ways that only they can.

You didn't think that Attila would be conventional in their depiction of the long of the arm of the law, now did you?

The video for the song, which lives on Guilty Pleasure, released to much fanfare in November and recently labeled the "the most relevant album about the Internet ever made," among, uh, other things, premiered today on VEVO.com.

So go ahead, put your hands up and get ready for an audiovisual frisking, courtesy of Attila.

Guilty Pleasure is available for purchase via iTunes http://geni.us/attila, Amazon http://bit.ly/attilagp and MerchNow. http://www.attila.merchnow.com

Attila UK Tour Dates:
Fri 27th Feb Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Sat 28th Feb Manchester, Club Academy
Sun 1st Mar Glasgow, Cathouse
Mon 2nd Mar Newcastle, Think Tank
Tue 3rd Mar Leeds, UNI
Wed 4th Mar Birmingham, Asylum
Thu 5th Mar Southampton, Talking Heads
Fri 6th Mar London, Electric Ballroom
Sat 7th Mar Bristol, Feleece

 Airbourne Sign Deal With Spinefarm Records.

AirbourneTuesday 27th January 2015
AIRBOURNE – unswerving champions of the hard rock cause whose spectacular global success, live and on record, has consistently clenched a fist for the genre as a whole – have signed a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

Driven by a formidable work-hard/play-hard ethic, and keen to entertain on the grandest of scales, this award-winning quartet (formed in regional Australia in 2003) have been proudly walking the rock ‘n’ roll path since their early teenage years, inspired by the music’s great and glorious past, yet determined to move things forward on a wave of blurred limbs & boundless energy.

Led into action by brothers Joel & Ryan O’Keeffe (vocalist / lead guitarist & drummer, respectively; the line-up is completed by David Roads on guitar and Justin Street on bass), the four have spent the past 10 years establishing themselves as a true force of nature – living on the road, selling out major venues, charting albums and appearing on bills with some of rock’s most legendary names, from Iron Maiden to the Rolling Stones.

With Airbourne, everything is to the hilt, which means that frontman Joel O’ Keeffe is as likely to be climbing the lighting rig or going ‘walkabout’ in the venue as positioned behind the mic; it also means that their three studio albums – ‘Runnin’ Wild’ (2007), ‘No Guts. No Glory’ (2009) & ‘Black Dog Barking’ (2013) – are home to some of the most rousing rock anthems of the past few years, songs like ‘Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast’, ‘No Way But The Hard Way’, ‘Live it Up’ & ‘Runnin’ Wild’ itself – a body of work that hasn’t escaped the notice of AC/DC’s Angus Young, who was recently asked in an interview what he thinks of modern rock music & he said “I see it as healthy, because there’s newer stuff coming through. I really like Airbourne”.

SINCE the release of ‘Runnin’ Wild’ (a silver record in the UK), Airbourne have notched up an impressive array of international facts ‘n’ stats: these include Top 20 chart entries, # 1 Rock Chart positions, awards for ‘Best Album’ & ‘Best Live Act’, numerous placements in video games and TV / movie outlets, plus key spots at the biggest festivals around the world, the likes of Wacken & Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park in Germany and Sonisphere & Download in the UK, with Sweden Rock, Greenfield (Switzerland), Hellfest (France) and Graspop (Belgium) already confirmed for 2015.

Now, with sights set on absolute world domination and Album Number 4 likely to be released later this year, Airbourne have joined forces with Spinefarm Records in a new global deal that sees Spinefarm partnering with Universal Germany’s Vertigo imprint for the German speaking markets…

“We’re pumped up to have signed on the dotted line to the world's toughest and truest hard rock label, Spinefarm. We have worked with some of the guys on this team in the past, and we’re extremely confident about having each other's back in the trenches for many hard rockin' years to come. We're chompin' at the bit to get ROCKIN' and KICKIN' ARSE in 2015 & beyond” – CHEERS from Airbourne.

Says Spinefarm General Manager Worldwide, Jonas Nachsin, who previously worked with the group as Roadrunner President…

“We are so proud to be the new global home for the amazing AIRBOURNE! They are a band who have thrilled audiences around the world with their insanely energetic live shows and wildly anthemic songs, and all of us at Spinefarm are thrilled to be part of their ensuing juggernaut.”

Daniel Lieberberg, Senior Vice President, Universal Music Germany, adds: “Germany, Austria and Switzerland have always been strong markets for this unique band. We’re excited to closely collaborate with Spinefarm Records on our mission to bring Airbourne to a new level in our part of the world.”

2015 finds Airbourne perfectly placed to take things to a new level everywhere, building on their passion, hard graft and heady achievements, and bringing along an ever-growing army of fans for the (white-knuckle) ride; and one thing’s for sure, there’ll be no resting on laurels…

Ask Joel O’Keeffe about his days in college, and his response neatly spotlights ‘The Airbourne Way’…

“I drove by the college on the way to a gig,” he recalls, “this was in the early days, all the gear was in the back of the van. I planned to stop off and pick up the diploma certificate, but in the end I didn’t bother. I didn’t want anything to fall back on, NO Plan B… I knew what I wanted to do, I was committed to Rock’n’Roll, so as far as I was concerned, it was and still is all or nothing.”

Raise The Flag for Rock’n’Roll.

 Roger Daltrey Announces Teenage Cancer Trust 2015 Line Up.

Teenage Cancer TrustTuesday 27th January 2015
Celebrating 15 incredible years of world-class music and comedy at the Royal Albert Hall to help young people with cancer, Roger Daltrey CBE, today announced this year’s outstanding line-up for the Teenage Cancer Trust shows, running from 23 to 28 March 2015.

The line-up for this very special year of fundraising music and comedy includes The Who, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Paul Weller, Van Morrison, Stereophonics and Kevin Bridges, as well as Wilko Johnson, Johnny Marr and Future Islands.

2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the first Teenage Cancer Trust show at the Royal Albert Hall in 2000. Billed as ‘The Who and Friends’ that landmark evening saw Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Kelly Jones, join The Who on stage for an incredible one-off performance. As well as gaining more support every year, artists like Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher and Kelly Jones are back giving their support and celebrating everything these shows have helped to achieve for young people with cancer.

Teenage Cancer Trust patron and The Who front man, Roger Daltrey CBE, is the driving force behind the shows. Roger Daltrey, said: "To be back for our fifteenth year at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust is an incredible achievement. This is all made possible by the loyalty of the music and comedy business. Paul, Noel and Kelly were there for the first event, and many thereafter. I can't thank them enough for being back with us this year.

“I'm always amazed by, and appreciative of, the support given to the charity by the new artists each year, who recognise the importance Teenage Cancer Trust’s work. As well as increasing the charity's profile, the money the shows raise is invaluable in helping young people with cancer, and in return for that hard earned cash we always strive to put on some very special shows.”

The event has grown from that first special night into an annual week of concerts which have raised over £20million for young people with cancer and is now an established highlight of the British music calendar. The shows have played a huge role in the growth of the charity, helping to take the total number of specialist Teenage Cancer Trust units across the country to 28 and to fund nearly 50 expert teenage cancer nurses and youth support coordinators.

From 2000 to 2015, over 200 artists will have performed at the Royal Albert Hall for the charity with nearly 500,000 fans in attendance including over 2,000 young people with cancer.

For every young person with cancer Teenage Cancer Trust supports, there is another they currently cannot. This must change. The charity needs to raise at least £80million in the next five years to help every young person with cancer in the UK have access to the specialist care they provide. The Royal Albert Hall shows will continue to play a pivotal role in achieving this ambitious goal.

The Who make a very welcome return to the Royal Albert Hall following their acclaimed 2010 show when they performed their classic album Quadrophenia. This year the band continue their 50th anniversary, playing huge shows like British Summertime in Hyde Park, so this is a rare opportunity to see them in an intimate venue. Their special guest will be the legendary Wilko Johnson returning to the Royal Albert Hall after playing a surprise performance last year with Roger Daltrey.

As previously announced, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds show on Saturday 28 March follows the release of his new album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ on Sour Mash Records on 2 March. ‘Chasing Yesterday’ is produced and written by Noel and follows the huge success of his debut album that has sold over 770,000 copies to date in the UK. This spring will see the band embark on a UK arena tour preceding this very special show for the charity. Special Guests on the evening will be Baltimore’s Future Islands, who won over legions of new fans with that famously compelling performance of critically acclaimed single ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ on the David Letterman show and is featured on their album ‘Singles’.

Paul Weller returns to the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 27 March. Paul’s 12th solo album ‘Saturn’s Pattern’ will be released this spring. As with Noel, Paul has supported Teenage Cancer Trust since the first show where he performed The Who classic ‘So Sad About Us’ with Pete Townshend. Paul’s very special guest will be guitar legend, Johnny Marr. Johnny has released two albums, ‘The Messenger’ and ‘Playland’ in two years and has also worked with Hans Zimmer on the film soundtracks of ‘Inception’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’.

Opening the series on Monday 23 March are Stereophonics, performing their first gig in over a year since their sold out UK arena tour in 2013. Stereophonics will play some new music to fans ahead of the release of their new album later in the year, a follow up to the hugely successful platinum album ‘Graffiti on the Train’. Since Kelly's initial performance at the inaugural Teenage Cancer Trust show in 2000, Stereophonics have been massive supporters of the charity over the years.

The legendary Van Morrison will perform Wednesday 25 March. One of music’s true originals, as well as a revered back catalogue Van has earned a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honorary doctorates from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster, entry into The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres Des Artes Et Des Lettres. He recently signed to RCA and a new album is due in early 2015.

Tuesday 24 March offers a night of uproarious laughs with one of Britain's best-loved comedians, Kevin Bridges. The Glaswegian has been a committed Ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust since 2010 and is hosting the night before he kicks off his 2015 tour 'A Whole Different Story...’.

This year’s shows are generously supported by associate sponsors American Airlines, Ben Sherman, Derwent London, E.ON, and Tangle Teezer. Further incredible support is provided by media partners Absolute Radio, Metro and NME.

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 2015
Monday 23 March Stereophonics plus guests
Tuesday 24 March An evening of comedy with Kevin Bridges
Wednesday 25 March Van Morrison plus very special guests
Thursday 26 March The Who plus very special guest Wilko Johnson
Friday 27 March Paul Weller plus very special guest Johnny Marr
Saturday 28 March Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds plus Future Islands
Tickets from £25 (plus booking fee) on sale at 9am on Friday 30 January:

 Awolnation To Release New Album.

AwolnationMonday 26th January 2015
AWOLNATION recently completed an official music video for “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” that can now be viewed online at http://youtu.be/i2PsXT88UeU.

The band will be playing live in London at the Electric Ballroom on April 1st as part of a short European tour this spring, with an extensive U.S. summer tour to be announced shortly, including a stop at this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. A current itinerary is listed below.

Following a whirlwind two-year world tour in support of Megalithic Symphony, 2014 saw AWOLNATION withdraw into the depths of the California coastline to construct the sophomore effort. A culmination of the years following the release of the debut album, the 14-track Run was written, performed and produced entirely by musical architect Aaron Bruno. The end result is a finely tuned musical masterwork that is at times, and all at once, sprawling, atmospheric, exuberant, earnest and refined with moments of a signature aggressive unease. “There is not one second on the record that hasn’t been thoughtfully placed,” said Bruno. “Every single element serves a purpose.”

Standout songs alongside the first single “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” include the cinematic “Jailbreak,” the soaring anthem “I Am,” the title track “Run,” the euphoric “Windows,” the painfully vulnerable “Headrest for My Soul,” and the atomic rebellion of “KOOKSEVERYWHERE!!!!”

Released in 2011, the band’s US gold-certified debut album Megalithic Symphony was an alternative music revelation that became an astonishing success resonating with fans around the world. The album holds a number of long-running Billboard chart positions including 146 weeks on the Independent Albums chart, 111 weeks on the Billboard Top 200, 105 weeks on the Top Rock Albums chart and has topped the Heatseekers Albums chart 8 separate times.

Their hit single “Sail,” a redefining global anthem, is certified 6x platinum in the U.S. and is the second longest charting song in the Billboard Hot 100's 55-year history. It has amassed hundreds of millions of video views and streaming plays online, topping Billboard’s Rock Streaming Songs chart in 2014 and charting around the world: it is certified 10x platinum in Norway, 6x platinum in Canada, 3x platinum in Sweden, 2x platinum in Australia and New Zealand, platinum in Switzerland, gold in Austria, Germany and the UK – spending 24 weeks on the UK charts.

Since the release of their debut album, AWOLNATION has performed countless shows to millions of fans across the globe, including selling out Shepherds Bush Empire in 2014.

AWOLNATION RUN tracklisting – release date March 16th:
1. Run
2. Fat Face
3. Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)
4. Jailbreak
5. KOOKSEVERYWHERE!!!!
6. I Am
7. Headrest For My Soul
8. Dreamers
9. Windows
10. Holy Roller
11. Woman Woman
12. Lie Love Live Love
13. Like People, Like Plastic
14. Drinking Lightning

AWOLNATION CONFIRMED TOUR DATES:

DATE VENUE CITY/STATE
March 13 Pot of Gold Music Festival, Tempe, AZ
March 24 Lido, Berlin, Germany
March 25 PPC, Graz, Austria
March 26 Freiheiz, Munich, Germany
March 27 M4music Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
March 28 Burgerhaus Stollwerk, Cologne, Germany
March 30 Le Divan Du Monde, Paris, France
March 31 Melkweg, Netherlands, Amsterdam
April 1 Electric Ballroom, London, UK
May 3 Sunfest, West Palm Beach, FL
May 31 BottleRock Music Festival, Napa, CA
June 14 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN

 Paradise Lost Announce New Album.

Paradise LostMonday 26th January 2015
After taking a trip back in time with the 'Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)' album and the last studio album 'Tragic Idol' (2012) which entered the charts in over 10 European countries - most notably #2 in UK Rock Charts, #6 in Germany, #15 in Austria, #30 in France and #32 in North America Top New Artists/Heatseeker Charts, it's now time for PARADISE LOST's 14th studio album! The album will be entitled 'The Plague Within' and will be released via Century Media Records on June 1st, 2015 in Europe and June 2nd, 2015 in North America.

Nick Holmes comments: "We wanted to approach the new album differently this time by embracing the band’s VERY early days. We have written a very dark, yet melodic album, but this time many songs definitely have a death metal edge, which is something we haven’t done for a long long time in Paradise Lost.”

Their much anticipated 14th studio album is produced and mixed by with Jaimie Gomez Arellano from Orgone Studios in London (Ghost BC, Ulver, Cathedral, Angel Witch).

More details about the upcoming PARADISE LOST album “The Plague Within” will be revealed soon…

PARADISE LOST live:
20.02. NO Bergen, Blastfest
18.07. PL Bolkow, Castle Party 2015
15.08. DE Dinkelsbühl, Summer Breeze Open Air

 Cytota Change Their Name.

CytotaMonday 26th January 2015
With 2015 gathering pace, Birmingham metallers Cytota, announce today that going forward they’ll be going under their new name ‘SHVPES’. With the change of name designed to reflect their growing ambition and increased focus as a band, with their new moniker inspired by their single of the same name. With new singer Griffin Dickinson, and new material in the works, 2015 represents a new era for the band, moving forward with a new name felt like the best reflection of this. Singer, Griffin explains...

"The short time I toured with Cytota was great, but with our new dynamic, it became clear to us all that the name had reached the end of its chapter. SHVPES represents the start of a new era for this band and I'm immensely excited to be a part of it."
With Drummer Harry Jennings adding on the bands legacy adding...

"Cytota has been my life for the past 5 years. We didn't take this decision lightly and it feels like the natural thing to do, we have progressed so much in the last few months with the addition of Griffin, that it needed a new name for the new energy and vibe we had. It's really exciting."

SHVPES will hit the road in Feburary in support of 36 Crazyfists and again with Fighstar at the end of the month. With new music to come from the band early in the year, and more shows yet to be announced 2015 is already set to be the bands biggest year yet.

TOUR DATES
FEBRUARY
04 – BRIGHTON Concorde (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
05 – BOURNEMOUTH Sound Circus (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
06 – PLYMOUTH Hub (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
07 – BRISTOL Marble Factory (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
08 – STOKE Sugarmill (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
10 – GLASGOW Classic Grand (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
11 – NEWCASTLE Academy (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
12 – MANCHESTER Academy 3 (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
13 – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
14 – BIRMINGHAM Asylum (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
15 – NORWICH Waterfront (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
17 – LONDON Electric Ballroom (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
18 – SOUTHAMPTOn Engine Rooms (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
19 – OXFORD Academy (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)

23 – BIRMINGHAM Institute (Supporting Fightstar)
24 – GLASGOW ABC (Supporting Fightstar)
25 – MANCHESTER Academy (Supporting Fightstar)
27 – BRIXTON Academy (Supporting Fightstar)

MARCH
07 – TAKEDOWN FESTIVAL, Southampton Uni

 Roam Stream Album.

RoamSunday 25th January 2015
ROAM’s first record for legendary US indie label Hopeless Records is now streaming in full ahead of its release on Monday. The ‘Viewpoint’ EP is an exemplary slice of British pop-punk which sees the band step it up a gear following a big year in 2014.

The Eastbourne-based five piece will be hitting the road for a clutch of special EP release shows next week and, not ones to rest on their laurels, will be starting work on their debut album shortly, as well as heading off on their first tour of the US as part of the Glamour Kills package before hitting the UK again as support to Man Overboard in April and May.

EP Pre-orders: http://smarturl.it/ROAMmerch # http://smarturl.it/viewpoint

UK headline dates in Jan:
www.musicglue.com/roam
26.01 – Brighton, UK @ Audio
27.01 – Liverpool, UK @ Studio 2
28.01 – London, UK @ Barfly

US Glamour Kills Tour in Feb/March/April:
www.Glamourkills.ducatking.com
2/27 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
2/28 Orlando, FL- Backbooth
3/1 Jacksonville, FL- Murray Hill Theatre
3/2 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
3/4 Nashville, TN - Rockettown
3/5 Lawrence, KS- The Granada
3/7 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
3/8 Salt Lake City, UT - The Loading Dock
3/10 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
3/11 Portland, OR - The Alhambra Theatre
3/13 Orangevale, CA- The Boardwalk
3/14 San diego, CA- The Epicentre
3/15 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
3/17 Scottsdale, AZ- Pub Rock
3/20 Grand Prairie, TX- South By So What Festival
3/21 Mission, TZ- Nevery Say Festival
3/22 San Antonio, TX - The Korva
3/24 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
3/26 St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar &Hall
3/27 Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
3/28 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
3/29 Lakewood, OH- Mahalls
3/31 Pittsburgh, PA- Altar Bar
4/1 Philadelphia, PA- Underground Arts
4/2 New York, NY - Marlin room at Webster Hall
4/3 Freehold, NJ - GameChangerWorld
4/4 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
4/6 Balitmore, MD - Metro Gallery
4/7 Vienna, VA - Jammin Java
4/8 Greensboro, NC - Greene Street

UK Tour w/ Man Overboard in April/May:
24.04 - London, UK @ Islington Academy
25.04 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
26.04 - Bristol, UK @ Exchange
28.04 - Leicester, UK @ Scholar Bar
29.04 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms
30.04 - Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank
01.05 - Glasgow, UK @ Audio
02.05 - Manchester, UK @ Soundcontrol. (Pinky Swear Fest)
03.05 - Liverpool, UK @ Fury Fest
04.05 - Leeds, UK @ The Key Club.
05.05 - Belfast, UK @ Sub Bar
06.05 - Dublin, IR @ Fibber Magees

 The Early November Announce UK Shows.

The Early NovemberSunday 25th January 2015
The Early November are pleased to announce You Blew It and A Great Big Pile Of Leaves as support on their spring tour. The dates, which include appearances at the UKs Hit The Deck Festival and Groezrock in Belgium mark the bands first ever headlining UK & EU club tour.

21 Apr 2015 Leeds, UK @ Key Club
22 Apr 2015 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
23 Apr 2015 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
24 Apr 2015 Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms
25 Apr 2015 Bristol, UK @ Hit the Deck Festival
26 Apr 2015 Nottingham, UK @ Hit the Deck Festival
28 Apr 2015 Norwich, UK @ Epic Studios
29 Apr 2015 Kingston, UK @ Fighting Cocks
30 Apr 2015 London, UK @ The Garage
01 May 2015 Southampton, UK @ Joiners
02 May 2015 Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock **
03 May 2015 Paris, France @ Klub **
04 May 2015 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang *
05 May 2015 Berlin, Germany @ Comet *
06 May 2015 Cologne, Germany @ Underground *

 All That Remains Announce Facebook Photo Competition.

All That RemainsSunday 25th January 2015
All That Remains will release their much-anticipated new studio album, The Order Of Things, on February 23rd 2015 via Razor & Tie. The new album is the band’s seventh studio album to date and their follow up to 2012’s A War You Cannot Win.

To promote the release of the new single “This Probably Won’t End Well”, the band will launch a Facebook competition: fans are invited to post pictures of situations that probably won’t end well with the hash-tag #thisprobablywontendwell. Photos don’t need to necessarily be original images from fans – they can be “found”.

At the end of the competition the band will select five winners. The winning fan who posts the best picture will be rewarded with a prize merch bundle including T-shirts, poster, vinyl, autographed CD; the other four winners will receive an autographed CD. The competition will kick off on 24th January and will end mid-February.

Since 1998, All That Remains continue to progress, while clenching steadfast to the principals that etched their place at the forefront of 21st century hard rock. On The Order of Things, the Massachusetts outfit—Phil Labonte [vocals], Oli Herbert [guitar], Mike Martin [guitar], Jeanne Sagan [bass], and Jason Costa [drums]—preserve an ethos of evolution. For the first time, the band tapped Josh Wilbur [Lamb of God, Gojira, Hatebreed] for production, cutting the bulk of the record in Massachusetts and fine-tuning vocals in Los Angeles. Listen to the band leaked first track off the new album, “No Knock” at http://www.allthatremainsonline.com/.

It’s been quite a ride for All That Remains. The group reached another landmark with 2012’s A War You Cannot Win. It debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 and saw them hitting the road for sold out shows alongside Volbeat and In This Moment in between incendiary festival appearances at Rock on the Range, Welcome to Rockville, Rocklahoma, and more. The album yielded two hit singles. “Stand Up” ascended to #1 at Active Rock radio, a first for the band, while “What If I Was Nothing” landed at #2. Their position at the top of Active Rock radio remains indisputable with six singles going Top 10 at the format, three of which went Top 5 or higher. Their worldwide album sales exceed over one million, while track sales surpass 1.5 million. However, All That Remains continue reacting at every turn, igniting a personal revolution in the process.

Pre-orders for the new album as well as additional details and music to be shared in coming weeks. The band will tour heavily in support of the new album and dates will be announced soon.

 Enter shikari Released Behind The Scenes Video For 'Anaesthetist'.

Enter ShikariSunday 25th January 2015
Enter Shikari released their 4th studio album 'The Mindsweep' at the start of this week. The album is currently sat at #3 in the UK Official Album Chart, battling it out with the likes of Mark Ronson, Ed Sheeran and co and on-track for the highest first-week album sales of their career thus far.

The band have today made available a short ‘Behind The Scenes’ video from the promo video shoot of their current single ‘Anaesthetist’.
you can find that here; http://youtu.be/j-N2mN_okr4

Also this week, Enter Shikari recorded a live session for Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio One show where, alongside two of their own compositions, they threw in the wild card of a cover of the Game Of Thrones theme. Such has been the response to that, discussions for a proper release have been started. More news soon.

The band start their tour of Europe / UK on Monday 2nd February in Paris, France, continuing through until the end of February and ending with two sold out shows at London’s 3000 capacity Camden Roundhouse.

FEBRUARY 2015
MON 02 PARIS, FR - LA CIGALE
TUE 03 SOLOTHURN, CH - KOFMEAL
WED 04 LYON, FR - TRANSBORDEUR
THU 05 MILAN, IT - MAGAZZINI GENERALI
SAT 07 LEIPZIG, DE - HELLRAISER
SUN 08 VIENNA, AUT - ARENAN
MON 09 MUNICH, DE - MUFFATHALLE
TUE 10 WUERZBURG, DE - POSTHALLE
WED 11 COLOGNE, DE - LIVE MUSIC HALL
FRI 13 HAMBURG, DE - DOCKS
SAT 14 FRANKFURT, DE - BATSCHKAPP

MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK - PYRAMIDS - *SOLD OUT*
TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK - YPLAS - *SOLD OUT*
WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY - *SOLD OUT*
SAT 21 GLASGOW, UK - BARROWLAND - *SOLD OUT*
SUN 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK - TOWN HALL
TUE 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK - CORN EXCHANGE
WED 25 NORWICH, UK - UEA - *SOLD OUT*
THUR 26 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE - *SOLD OUT*
FRI 27 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE - *SOLD OUT*

 Blues Pills Announce Live Album.

Blues PillsSunday 25th January 2015
Multinational blues rock stars BLUES PILLS have announced to release a special and very limited live album, entitled Blues Pills Live.

The album was recorded during the band's headlining show at last year's Freak Valley Festival which marked a special event for the group. With releasing 'Blues Pills Live', they say thank you to the person and festival that paved the way for what is today known as the hottest new band in classic/blues rock - BLUES PILLS.

"To the lovely freaks, Freak Valley creators, our dear friend Jens Heide.
For us this moment and this day was really special.
It felt like all the puzzle pieces came together up until one moment, this experience at Freak Valley festival. This was our first ever apperience at Freak Valley and our first ever headline show on an outdoor festival. We've known about Jens and his freaks for a long time. He gave the name to our band and been supporting us since day one, before our demos were public or even recorded, before when there was only a young and naive dream of playing for any crowds or getting record deals, before we even played a single show - before devil man even was written and before the band was fully formed, before when it was just the beginning of an idea. This show is a magical moment for us - this is where the circle connects with its other half. This record will only be released on vinyl and cd - the cover is made by our favorite artist Marijke Koger-Dunhamn. Recorded LIVE at one of Europes coolest and loveable festivals of our time - FREAK VALLEY FESTIVAL . Thank you freaks, Freak Valley pioneers and Jens for this experience and for your support. We won't forget, ever.
Love - BLUES PILLS"

BLUES PILLS Live will be released March 23rd, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The album will be out on vinyl in various colours and available from the Nuclear Blast store: www.nuclearblaststore.co.uk and also sold as a lavish digibook CD. No digital version will be made available. The release will be strictly limited and won't be reprinted once it is sold out.

The stunning artwork by Marjke Koger-Dunham (THE BEATLES, CREAM) who also created the cover for the incredibly successful self-titled debut album can be found below.

More on BLUES PILLS:
'No Hope Left For Me' video: http://youtu.be/iV9XFldAi7w
'Jupiter' lyric video: http://youtu.be/R5Evh8E3_oI
Official 'High Class Woman' music video: http://smarturl.it/BLUES-PILLS-Woman
Self-produced 'Gypsy' video: http://youtu.be/AFaqK1VShtk
Acoustic street performance of 'No Hope Left For Me': http://ow.ly/zJLWy

BLUES PILLS UK Tour:
22.04. UK London - Islington Academy
23.04. UK Cardiff - The Globe
24.04. UK Manchester - Club Academy
25.04. UK Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
27.04. UK Belfast - Limelight 2
28.04. UK Glasgow - Cathouse
29.04. UK Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
30.04. UK Bristol - Bierkeller

 Camden Rocks 2015 Announced.

Camden RocksSunday 25th January 2015
Get ready Camden Town – the first wave of acts for this year’s huge Camden Rocks festival have been announced.

Taking over various venues in Camden Town on Saturday 30th May, Camden Rocks welcomes Welsh post-hardcore legends Funeral For A Friend, Austin alt. rock stalwarts ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead and rockers Heavens Basement as three massive names for this years event. Renowned New York proto-punks The Dictators also join the bill alongside some of the finest acts from Britain’s current crop of stellar rock, punk and metal acts, including Black Spiders, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Turbowolf, Feed The Rhino and God Damn.

Having just announced 40 incredible acts, Camden Rocks still have over 200 more bands to announce for this year’s festivities! Now in its fourth year, Camden Rocks takes over the legendary venues, pubs and bars in Camden Town and this year is set to be the biggest festival yet.

Tickets are priced at £30 + booking fee and are available now from www.camdenrocksfestival.com.

The full list of bands announced so far: Funeral For A Friend, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Heavens Basement, The Dictators, Black Spiders, Turbowolf, Lawnmower Deth, Dinosaur Pile Up, Feed The Rhino, Eureka Machines, Black Moth, Max Raptor, Martyr Defiled, God Damn, Rob Lynch, Cypher 16, Freeze The Atlantic, Attention Thieves, The One Hundred, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Samoans, LTNT, Lucie Barat & The Au Revoirs, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, Beasts, Kyshera, Hunter & The Bear, The Scaramanga Six, Protafield, Dead, Buffalo Summer, Monument, High Hopes, Death Remains, , Oxygen Thief, The Wild Lies, The Amorettes, Buck & Evans, State of Play, Reverted, Dirt, Stellify, The Fourfits, The Assist.

As a Camden Rocks exclusive, Funeral For A Friend are planning something very special for fans. Frontman Matthew Davies says: “We’re thrilled to have been invited to play Camden Rocks. We’re looking forward to banging out three in your face sets across Camden during the day so make sure you’re in attendance as we’ll probably be mixing it up a fair bit!”.

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’s Jason Reece says: “We are truly excited to be a part of Camden Rocks. It will be a hoot and a hollar. Good times, great oldies. Mosh-tastic and slam-a-riffical! Bring your Sunday best and your Friday worst. We want to rock wit U. Hail Satan!”

Venues confirmed for Camden Rocks 2015 include: Electric Ballroom, Underworld, Proud Camden, Barfly, Jazz Cafe, Dingwalls, Purple Turtle, Black Heart, Hawley Arms, Monarch, The Cuban, The Good Mixer, The Enterprise, Camden head, BrewDog, The Stillery, Dingwalls Canalside Bar, The Beatrice, The Black Cap.

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 Danko Jones Announces One Off London Show.

Danko JonesSunday 25th January 2015
Acclaimed rockers DANKO JONES are delighted to announce a special one-off show in London on March 18. The show will be held at Oslo, in Hackney. Tickets go on sale shortly from box offices and online at http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/danko-jones-tickets, priced £15 (+booking fees). Support is TBC.

Speaking of an explosive live event... calling all WWE wrestling fans! DANKO JONES are proud to have their new song 'Gonna Be A Fight Tonight' selected as the official theme tune for the highly anticipated WWE Royal Rumble, one of the biggest events in the wrestling calendar. The Royal Rumble takes place this weekend, January 25, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Wrestling fans worldwide can view the event broadcast live for the first time to more than 170 countries over the WWE Network, available via the internet, iOS and Android devices, gaming consoles, Smart TVs, and digital media players. For more info, visit: http://www.wwe.com/wwenetwork/watch-in-united-kingdom-26927624. Hear the track in advance trailers for the event at http://youtu.be/N48raNltRio (from 3:30) and http://youtu.be/chZ1TNvu2Yc (from 0:33)! Learn more about the Royal Rumble via http://www.wwe.com/shows/royalrumble . If you just want to hear the song in full, check out http://youtu.be/e04SBHtbfl4.

'Gonna Be A Fight Tonight' is included on the new DANKO JONES studio album, 'Fire Music', set for release on February 16 through New Damage Records. The record also contains hot new single 'Do You Wanna Rock', currently racing up UK radio station playlists including Planet Rock.

In his "spare" time, Danko has continued blogging for The Huffington Post at http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/danko-jones/ and has now also notched up 91 episodes of his popular podcast, which you can listen to at: http://www.dankojones.com/category/podcast/

 Sleeping With Sirens Get Mad.

Sleeping With SirensSunday 25th January 2015
Sleeping With Sirens has announced their fourth full-length album, Madness, out 16th March on Epitaph. Watch a video for a new song "Go Go Go" and pre-order Madness at sleepingwithsirens.net.
The track listing for Madness is as follows:
1. Kick Me
2. Go Go Go
3. Gold
4. Save Me A Spark
5. Fly
6. The Strays
7. Left Alone
8. We Like It Loud
9. Heroine
10. November
11. Better Off Dead
12. Madness
13. Don't Say Anything

Produced by John Feldmann (Good Charlotte, Panic! At The Disco), Madness is the follow up to Sleeping With Sirens' previous album, Feel, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. Collectively, the band has sold over 716k combined albums to date, with 102 million album streams, and 83 million YouTube views.

"Primed for their best." – Billboard

"Feel-all-the-feelings vocals" - MTV

"Ready for rock's big league" - KROQ

Sleeping With Sirens has been on the cover of Alternative Press magazine six times and named Artist of The Year in 2014. Internationally, the band has graced several magazine covers including Rocksound and Kerrang! In 2014, Sleeping With Sirens performed on the main stage at the Reading and Leeds festivals in Europe. Two April headlining dates for Sleeping With Sirens in London immediately sold out when announced last year.

Sleeping With Sirens kicks off the second leg of The World Tour, their co-headlining tour with Pierce the Veil, tonight in San Diego. Over 80k tickets have been sold for these dates with nearly every venue sold out in advance. Tickets for The World Tour can be purchased at: theworldtour.info.

Madness pre-orders are available at: sleepingwithsirens.net.
THE WORLD TOUR DATES
LEG TWO/2015
JANUARY
23 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena @ Aztec Bowl
26 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield (SOLD OUT)
27 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater (SOLD OUT)
28 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo (SOLD OUT)
30 West Valley City, UT - The Saltair
31 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium

FEBRUARY
02 Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
03 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
04 St. Paul, MN - Myth
06 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
07 Indianapolis, IL - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre (SOLD OUT)
08 Columbus, OH - LA Pavilion (SOLD OUT)
10 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
11 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
14 Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory (SOLD OUT)
15 Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory
17 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
18 Silver Spring, MD - The Filmore Silver Spring (SOLD OUT)
20 Richmond, VA - The National (SOLD OUT)
21 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte (SOLD OUT)
22 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle (SOLD OUT)
24 Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach @ Jackie Gleason Theater
25 Orlando, FL - House of Blues Orlando
26 Orlando, FL - House of Blues Orlando (SOLD OUT)
28 Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center (SOLD OUT)

MARCH
1 South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
3 Backstage, San Antonio, TX
4 Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
7 Self-Help Festival, NOS Event Center, San Bernardino, CA

LEG THREE/2015
UK/EUROPE
MARCH
20 Mar Trix, Antwerp, Belgium SOLD OUT
21 Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands SOLD OUT
22 C Club, Berlin, Germany
24 Arenan, Stockholm, Sweden
25 Tradgam, Gothenburg, Sweden
26 Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
27 Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany
29 Nick Rayns, LCR UEA, Norwich, England
30 Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
31 O2 Academy, Bristol, England

APRIL
2 Academy 1, Manchester, England SOLD OUT
3 O2 Academy, Leeds, England SOLD OUT
4 O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland SOLD OUT
6 O2 Academy, Newcastle, England SOLD OUT
7 Rock City, Nottingham, England SOLD OUT
8 O2 Academy 1, Birmingham, England SOLD OUT
10 Forum, London, England SOLD OUT
11 Forum, London, England SOLD OUT

 Bleed From Within Add UK Shows.

Bleed From WithinSunday 25th January 2015
BLEED FROM WITHIN have just added a number of UK shows to their agenda in support of their crowdfunded 'Death Walk'-EP.

The band about the tour: “Following the success of our 'Death Walk' release show in Glasgow, we've decided to take it on tour, playing intimate venues in some towns and cities that we don't visit very often, or never have before. This is your chance to get up close and personal with us before we disappear in to the studio to record album number 4.”

BLEED FROM WITHIN
26.02.2015 (UK) Aberdeen – Tunnels
27.02.2015 (UK) Edinburgh – Opium
04.03.2015 (UL) Nottingham – Rock City Basement
05.03.2015 (UK) Huddersfield – Parish
06.03.2015 (UK) Kingston – Fighting Cocks
07.03.2015 (UK) Southampton – Takedown Festival
08.03.2015 (UK) Peterborough – Met Lounge
http://hyperurl.co/deathwalktour2015

 Motley Crue To Call It A Day On New Years Eve 2015.

Motley CrueSunday 25th January 2015
Iconic rock band Mötley Crüe have announced details of their final performance. This will mark the end of their touring career and will conclude their two year Final Tour cycle at the end of 2015 on New Year’s Eve, December 31st. The show takes place at the Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band’s career began 34 years ago.

Mötley Crüe first announced plans for their 2-year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their Final Tour at the end of 2015.

The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year’s top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million. Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North American Concerts said “New Year’s Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there’s no doubt that Mötley Crüe’s music will influence generations of artists for years to come.”

After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour will see the band play Japan in February, then Australia/New Zealand in spring. In June Mötley Crüe will say farewell to the European Festival circuit with 3 massive performances at Download (UK), Sweden Rock (Sweden) and Novarock (Austria) Festivals before taking their can’t-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico this summer for 34 final North American shows due to tremendous fan demand.

Following the North American summer shows, the band will take the Final Tour on more international dates this Fall before “all bad things come to an end” for good on New Year’s Eve 2015.

The band have also released a new single “All Bad Things” http://smarturl.it/MC_AllBadThings. The track is accompanied by a video clip of highlights of Mötley Crüe’s 34-year career and premiered on The Tonight Show’s blog - http://fallontonight.tumblr.com to preview the band’s national TV appearance on the show this Thursday 22nd January.

Mötley Crüe are also in the process of putting together the ultimate collector’s album package for the fans to be released later this year which will include the new track, “All Bad Things” amongst many other surprises, details of which will be announced in the near future.

Since 2015 is all about celebrating the legacy of Mötley Crüe, the band and fans from around the world will also be able to share their memories, pictures, thoughts and stories of 34 years of Mötley Crüe online at http://www.motley.com using #RipMotleyCrue.

 Jettblack Explode.

JettblackSunday 25th January 2015
JETTBLACK get serious in 2015, kicking things off with a headline tour and new single in February, followed by a brand new album ‘Disguises’ in April.

Watch the video for 'EXPLODE" here: http://youtu.be/2KV2EGhdY6U
Download the single for free: http://www.jettblackuk.com/

Formed in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in 2007, and drawing inspiration from an era when rock bands had ‘entertaining an audience’ high on their list of things to do, JETTBLACK unleash incredibly well-crafted and hook laden, powerful melodic rock and roll.

With two albums under their belts ‘Get Your Hands Dirty’ (2010), and ‘Raining Rock’, (2012) plus mini album Black Gold (2013), this four-strong outfit have continued to hone and polish their skills delivering stunning material that has built them a solid and growing fan base as well as a list of high profile admirers and collaborators. Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Udo Dirkschneider (Accept) and Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper) have al featured on JETTBLACK releases, sold on the quality and delivery of their songs.

None of JETTBLACK’S songs are conceived to stand in the corner, away from the spotlight; these are BIG, finely-crafted compositions with a built-in swagger, fuelled by the self-belief, passion and next level musicianship.

The band tour the UK in February:
• 10th Sheffield Corporation
• 11th Manchester Roadhouse
• 12th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
• 13th Chester Live Rooms
• 14th London 02 Academy Islington
• 15th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
• 16th Southampton Joiners Arms

On the live circuit JETTBLACK have been strutting their stuff around the UK and Europe with sold out shows becoming more and more of a common occurrence. Blowing bands off of the stage is becoming second nature for them, as the live show has hit new heights and an unstoppable energy. Notably they’ve shared the stage with peers such as Papa Roach and appeared at a number of top festivals (Download, T In The Park, Hard Rock Hell, Sonisphere).

The band have now finished writing their third full length album, due for release in April on Cherry Red Records. Unveiling their first single ‘Explode’ vocalist/guitarist Will Stapleton said: “JETTBLACK has always done things their own way. There has never been a conscious effort to write in a certain style or pander to a certain trend or fashion. We’ve always had this attitude as we feel it is the only way to write something that will stand the test of time. This new album 'Disguises' is a full on reflection of that. It’s about never hiding behind something you aren’t. It may feel a little more serious and mature, but I think sometimes people forget we’ve been on a musical journey for 17 years as musicians, so we’re always evolving. Don’t worry though, it’s still full of huge choruses, massive riffs and and in your face production and we’re all really proud of the evolution!”

Full-on, boldly constructed and walking a fine and timeless line between the contemporary and the classic, JETTBLACK make absolutely no concession to the half-hearted or, well, the half-anything. This is glorious rock music – unashamedly loud ‘n’ proud, and delivered with power, passion, craft, and the secure knowledge that biggest can very often be best….

 Saxon To Re-release Two Classic Collections.

SaxonSunday 25th January 2015
SAXON are ready to kick off 2015 with the re-release of two classic collections, each covering significant career highlights as well as offering something new in their ’15 versions.

On 16th March 2015, Heavy Metal Thunder will make it’s market re-entry together with a brand new bonus CD Live At Bloodstock. First released in 2002, Heavy Metal Thunder features 13 bona-fide Saxon classics from the halcyon days of the early 80s, with 8 of the cuts having been re-recorded again in 2001 to offer a fresh perspective.

At the same time, fans will also once again be able to buy The Saxon Chronicles, a double-disc DVD which now also includes a bonus CD titled Rock’n’Roll Gypsies 1989 Live. Released originally in 2003, The Saxon Chronicles is a double-DVD set which features not only the band’s 2001 Wacken performance, but original song videos, interviews and exclusive on-tour documentaries.

Heavy Metal Thunder (With Bonus Live at Bloodstock CD)

CD 1
1. Heavy Metal Thunder
2. Strong Arm of the Law
3. Power & the Glory
4. And the Bands played on
5. Crusader
6. Dallas 1PM
7. Princess of the Night
8. Wheels of Steel
9. 747 (Strangers in the Night)
10. Motorcycle Man
11. Never Surrender
12. Denim & Leather
13. Backs to the Wall

CD 2 (Bonus Disc) Live at Bloodstock 2014

1. Sacrifice
2. Power and the Glory
3. Heavy Metal Thunder
4. Battalions of Steel
5. Motorcycle Man
6. And the Bands Played On
7. To Hell and Back Again
8. 747 (Strangers in the Night)
9. Crusader
10. Wheels of Steel
11. Princess of the Night
12. Denim and Leather


The Saxon Chronicles Part 1 DVD/CD Box Set

DVD 1 - Wacken Open Air Festival, Germany 2001
1. Motorcycle Man
2. Dogs Of War
3. Heavy Metal Thunder
4. Cut Out The Disease
5. Solid Ball Of Rock
6. Metalhead
7. The Eagle Has Landed
8. Conquistador (Drum Solo)
9. Crusader
10. Power And The Glory
11. Princess Of The Night
12. Wheels Of Steel (Guitar Solo)
13. Strong Arm Of The Law
14. 20,000 Ft.
15. Denim And Leather

Bonus:
Interview with Biff Byford

DVD 2 - Video: Saxon on Tour
Saxon Official Videos:
1. Suzie Hold On
2. Power And The Glory
3. Nightmare
4. Back On The Streets Again
5. Rockin' Again
6. (Requiem) We Will Remember
7. Unleash The Beast + Behind The Scenes
8. Killing Ground
Saxon on TV – Interviews, History, TV-Appearances:
1. And the Band Played On
2. Back on the Streets
3. Never Surrender
4. Denim And Leather
5. Wheels of Steel

Bonus CD - Rock’n’Roll Gypsies 1989 Live Audio CD
1. Power And Glory
2. And The Bands Played On
3. Rock The Nation
4. Dallas 1PM
5. Broken Heroes
6. Battle Cry
7. Rock 'N Roll Gypsies
8. Northern Lady
9. I Can't Wait Anymore
10. This Town Rocks
11. The Eagle Has Landed
12. Just Let Me Rock

 Enter Shikari Hit Number 3 In The Mid Week Charts With New Album 'The Mindsweep'.

Enter ShikariTuesday 20th January 2015
'The Mindsweep', the fourth album by Enter Shikari has entered the UK Album Charts midweeks at #3.

Hot on the heels of massive new releases from Mark Ronson and Fall Out Boy, this is the fourth album of Enter Shikari’s to enter the top 5 on release and another triumph in the continuing mission to slip pigeonhole-avoiding, socially-conscious music into the mainstream (chances are 'The Mindsweep' is the only release in the top 40 with a track specifically about the privatisation of the NHS under the current unelected Tory government. Though, admittedly, I haven’t heard the Sam Smith album all the way through, so you never know, eh?).

The band will be embarking on a brace of Instore Signings this week :
21st January
12pm – HMV Southampton
5:00pm – HMV Brighton Churchill
22nd January
12pm – HMV Birmingham Bullring
5:30pm – HMV Manchester
23rd January
5:30pm – Rise Records, Bristol

And their Europe / UK tour commences in Paris on 2nd February and ends with two Sold Out shows at London’s 3000-capacity Camden Roundhouse at the end of the month.

 Smash To Pieces To Release New Album.

Smash Into PiecesTuesday 20th January 2015
In 2008, Benjamin Jennebo (guitarist), Isak Snow (drummer) and Viktor Vidlund (bassist) formed Smash Into Pieces and were joined later the same year by lead singer, Chris Adam Hedman Sörbye and Guitarist, Per Bergquist.

After touring and recording relentlessly for 4 years the band made their breakthrough when they were signed by Gain and Sony Records, which they then followed with the release of their debut album ‘Unbreakable’.

Their debut album full of solid riffs and melodic and catchy choruses shot straight into the top 10 of the Swedish charts, Their debut single ‘Colder’ from the album proved an even bigger success reaching 2 in the Swedish charts and becoming a radio anthem across Scandinavia.

Following the success of their debut release they hit the road again supporting the likes of rock heavy weights Alterbridge and Halestorm. Fast-forward to early 2015 and Smash Into Pieces will be releasing a follow up to their successful debut with ‘The Apocalypse DJ’.

Smash Into Pieces had this to say about their up and coming release ‘The Apocalypse DJ’
"We are all born on the endless Disaster Highway, where you can travel for a lifetime without going nowhere, where life sucks and then you die. Through music, The Apocalypse DJ brought us together, chose our path and made us go our own way into the unknown. No matter where this journey takes us, we reached out for our dreams and we gave it all. The Apocalypse DJ is our savior."

UK/European Tour Dates 2015
Jan 30 Brux Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Jan 31 Rättvik Bowling & Krog Rättvik, Sweden
Feb 05 Göta Källare, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 07 Kulturbolaget, Malmo, Sweden
Feb 28 Ritz Nightclub, Orebro, Sweden
Mar 04 Underground, Cologne, Germany
Mar 07 Blue Rose Saloon, Milano, Italy
Mar 12 RockSound, Barcelona, Spain
Mar 13 Paberse Matao, Valencia, Spain
Mar 14 Utopia, Zaragoza, Spain
Mar 15 We Rock, Madrid, Spain
Mar 19 Bannermans, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mar 20 Steph´s The Club That Rocks, Consett, United Kingdom
Mar 21 Doghouse, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 23 Underworld, London, United Kingdom
Mar 28 Rock Cafe St Pauli, Hamburg, Germany

 As Lions Announce Debut Live Show.

TAs LionsTuesday 20th January 2015
From the ashes of Rise To Remain, Brit metallers As Lions have announced their debut show, and promise to bring nothing but their A-game. The band will rock up and unleash hell on awaiting fans at the Camden Barfly on Wednesday February 11th, with support from Monument, Stellify and Brutai.

This announcement comes just a week after the 5-piece unveiled their debut track 'The Fall', a ferocious, no-holds-barred blast of melodic metal that has already racked up a hugely impressive 18,000 plays.

Available to download for free, ‘The Fall’ showcases the band's heavy, crushing riffs, with lead singer Austin Dickinson’s lyrics tackling the theme of determination.

On ‘The Fall’, Austin Dickinson says: “’The Fall’ is a song seething with an energy and determination that I have never felt before. Coming off the back of our former projects, it would be far too easy to release something that ‘treads the water’. We wanted this one out there first because it has that crucial diversity that sets us apart, but at its heart has the anthemic core and the fleshed out heaviness that made me want to make music in the first place. It’s a direct, impassioned and honest statement of intent for our future. 2015 is the year that UK Rock breaks down even more walls, and we are here to help light that fuse.“

London’s Camden Barfly will be the perfect venue to experience the first taste of live action from the band. With an EP due out in Spring, and a debut album to be released later this year, make sure you can say you were there.

The UK has a new beast on its hands. As Lions have arrived.

 Bloodstock Festival Add More Bands.

BloodstockTuesday 20th January 2015
As January beds in, BLOODSTOCK HQ is a hive of activity. As well as setting up all the subscribers to the recently announced 2015 Deposit Scheme (see details below) and getting the Metal 2 The Masses heats underway, they’ve also been locking in more bands, this time for the Sophie Lancaster stage.

BLOODSTOCK are pleased to announce DELAIN as Friday night’s headliner. The Dutch symphonic metal band enthused, "We are really excited to perform at the awesome BLOODSTOCK Festival for the very first time this summer! Having written our previous records' title track ‘We Are The Others’ about Sophie Lancaster, it will be an extra important and special occasion for us to headline the Sophie Lancaster stage and meet up with our friends at the Sophie Lancaster Foundation ("Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred & Intolerance Everywhere!") again. We look forward to rocking out at BLOODSTOCK and hope to see many of you there!” The group are currently touring Europe with BLOODSTOCK compadres SABATON, in support of their latest album ‘The Human Contradiction’, released last April via Napalm Records. Watch their latest video for ‘Stardust’ at: http://youtu.be/Ubi1m5pR3hM.

Italian tech death metal kings FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will be rolling in as Saturday night’s headliner, stating "We're very happy to be part of this amazing festival for the first time. It's a great honour for us and we can't wait to crush one of the most important stages in the UK and Europe! See you all there mates!" The band are working on their follow-up to 2013’s ‘Labyrinth’ concept album, which will hopefully surface via Nuclear Blast before the end of the year. Meanwhile, head over to their YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/FleshgodApocalypse, to see live clips from Wacken, lyric videos and even how to cook a special FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE spaghetti dish, complete with their own brand of wine!

Also appearing Saturday will be Swiss thrash metal band BATTALION. BLOODSTOCK is delighted to welcome the group back to Catton Park, following their first UK show at BLOODSTOCK in 2012. The four piece recently finished recording their third studio album and started the new year by sharing this live video of their whole set at Wacken last year, http://youtu.be/ozYlmlVwqss.

Newly reformed Bay Area hip hop thrash funksters MORDRED join the Sophie Lancaster stage bill for Sunday. The band are hard at work on a brand new album, which will mark their first new release in 20 years! You might have caught them on a brief UK visit last summer, following a triumphant Indiegogo campaign. Get a taste via brand new song ‘The Baroness’ at: http://youtu.be/hhPrV6h0Tzo or revisit some classic Mordred with ‘Falling Away’ at: http://youtu.be/ep94iPgLPow.

Also stepping up for a Sunday Sophie slot are fellow Italians DESTRAGE. Signed to Metal Blade, their last album ‘Are You Kidding Me? No!’ guest featured GN’R man Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal on the title track. Metal Hammer writer Stephen Hill declared it his 2014 Album of the Year. See why in the live video for song ‘Destroy Create Transform Sublimate’ at: http://youtu.be/CosqKDW39NU.

Not got your BLOODSTOCK tickets yet? The festival’s very popular deposit scheme, that allows you purchase your ticket in 3 instalments, is now up and running! Festival goers have until midnight on 7th March to subscribe to the plan, with the initial payment being taken on the day of sign up. The deal breaks down as follows:
1st payment - £45 (plus £7 booking fee) required on the day of sign up.
2nd payment - £45 - debited from your account on 27th March.
3rd payment – £45 (+ postage) - debited from your account on 29th May.

Payments will be debited automatically by bank transfer on the designated day(s), so the buyer doesn't have to worry about accidentally missing a payment. Sign up at the following link and select the ‘Standard weekend with camping instalment plan’ to get yourself covered: http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956.

Please note that the deposit scheme is only available for regular weekend tickets with camping, though you can purchase a separate VIP upgrade at any time, subject to availability. If you want your ticket in hand right away, you can grab one now priced £135 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass (with camping).

Already announced for 2015 are the three headliners; WITHIN TEMPTATION, TRIVIUM, and ROB ZOMBIE with his full production, plus special guests OPETH and SABATON, as well as a stellar undercard including the likes of CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ENSIFERUM, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, AGALLOCH, ARMORED SAINT, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, and ENSLAVED. More bands will be announced in due course. Look up all the info on BLOODSTOCK 2014 so far over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2015. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Mounties To Release Album And Announce UK Tour.

MountiesTuesday 20th January 2015
Mounties, the composite musical home of Hawksley Workman, Ryan Dahle, and Steve Bays who first met in 2009 and evolved from a group hug into a spectacular improvised two-week recording session three years later. Perhaps most notably known for their collective work in Hot Hot Heat and Fur Trade, as well as Limblifter and Age of Electric, and their celebrated solo identities, Mounties quickly made a splash with their infectiously catchy first single, “Headphones”. The band have just gone down a storm after series of successful North American dates and are happy to announce that they will be heading to UK shores this April.

‘Headphones’ reached #9 at Alternative radio in Canada and #12 at Modern Rock (BDS). Mounties have been a fixture at Canadian Alternative radio ever since, with each of their next 2 singles making it into the Top 20. The band has recently completed an impressive run through the summer festival circuit in 2014, including stops at Squamish Valley Music Festival and Riot Fest in Toronto. Their rousing live show has earned high praise from fans and critics, with the Canadian national monthly music publication, Exclaim declaring:

“Mounties' set was a bundle of boundless energy from a bunch of guys who are clearly in it for the fun. Their '80s-laced pop numbers sent the sizable afternoon crowd into fits, with one fan in particular kind of losing her mind up front in the midst of some of Canada's most talented and earnest musicians.”

The debut album from Mounties, entitled Thrash Rock Legacy, will be released on February 2nd, 2015 via RSK Entertainment LTD. Recorded in part in Vancouver and partially in the middle-of-nowhere in Ontario, Thrash Rock Legacy has received rave reviews from critics and was nominated for the coveted Polaris Music Prize in Canada.

Track List:
Pretty Respectable
Headphones
Tokyo Summer
If This Dance Catches On
The Twig and The Tree
Made Up My Mind
Minimum Effort
8/.Waking Up On Time
Edible Cannibal
Hall & Oates
Feeling Low
Guaranteed Blonde Enough
Latch Key Kids
Late Nights

UK Tour – April 2015
Tuesday 14th - Cardiff - Clwb ifor Bach
Wednesday 15th - London - XOYO
Thursday 16th - Liverpool - The Shipping Forecast
Friday 17th - Manchester - Deaf Institute
Saturday 18th -Glasgow - King Tuts

 The Used to Embark On UK Tour.

The UsedMonday 19th January 2015
The Used are very excited to announce their return to the UK in 2015 - their first UK headline tour in 3 years! Having stormed the stage at Download in 2014 and their HUGE SOLD OUT US tour with Taking Back Sunday, The Used cannot be stopped! Be sure to catch them at one of the following shows

February:
5th Southampton, Mo Club
7th Nottingham, Rock City
8th Newcastle, O2 Academy
10th Glasgow, Garage
11th Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
13th Leeds, Uni Stylus
14th Manchester Academy 2
15th Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
17th Oxford, O2 Academy
19th London, Koko
20th Bristol, O2 Academy

Tickets are on sale now and are available from www.livenation.co.uk / www.gigsinscotland.com

“Imaginary Enemy”, released in March 2014, is the band’s sixth studio full-length. A band that has never shied away from using their music as a platform to ask the tough questions and evoke political conversation, The Used brings that passion tenfold on “Imaginary Enemy”. A palpable sense of the band’s commitment, frustration, and optimism for the future are lies at the very core of each track.

The Used emerged flipping two middle fingers at what passed for the rock n’ roll status quo while snatching platinum, gold and silver certifications in North America, Europe and Australia and kicking open the doors of MTV and the Top 10.

Now freed of the shackles of corporate bureaucracy and even the limitations of geography (the band live in all corners of the planet), The Used have created the most spirited and vitally essential work of their career.

Imaginary Enemy has the wrath of a hurricane, railing against the mainstream media distractions that keep the populace complacent about poverty, disease, war, famine and the seemingly inevitable police state decimating privacy. Even as humanity grows more interconnected through technology, self-absorbed narcissism keeps much of the West with a nose in a smartphone and their empathy obscured. As The Used’s lyricist/frontman Bert McCracken declares: “We need new heroes - or no heroes at all. We need more leaders and less Twitter followers.”

The visceral, raw performances on Imaginary Enemy are akin to what The Used have always done live, whether back in the day on Ozzfest, Warped, Projekt Revolution or Taste Of Chaos, at major festivals, or the 2012 charity sponsored tour which raised funds for the It Gets Better Project. The big hooks found throughout the songs will energize longtime fans and new believers alike. The dark undertone prevalent in their classic songs is still there, but it’s all infused with a motivational positivity designed to both destroy and rebuild.

Like everything else in The Used’s career, none of Imaginary Enemy would have been possible without the band’s devoted fans. “We’ve really become aware of what this music really means to us and to the people we’ve touched around the world,” McCracken says. “I recognize that we have the ability to inspire people to maybe smile. And we wanted to expand on that power, the power of art, to motivate.”

 Decade To Support The Used.

DecadeMonday 19th January 2015
DECADE have been revealed as special guests to The Used on their February run of shows up and down the UK. Decade complete the bill, joining UK hardcore outfit, Landscapes who are also confirmed to appear at all dates.

Says Alex Sears, Decade frontman; “We are completely made up to be touring with The Used. I think every band currently on the UK circuit would agree that they are a massively influential band so to be able to tour with them is an honour. Plus our mates in Landscapes are coming out too so it’s gonna be one big party!”

Furthermore, Decade are confirmed to play two festivals following their dates with The Used; the first of which will be Takedown Festival, Southampton (UK), on March 7th alongside acts such as Mallory Knox, Charlie Simpson & Arcane Roots, followed by Hit The Deck Festival which takes place over 2 days and various venues in both Bristol (25th April) and Nottingham (26th April).

Tour dates as follows:-
February
Thursday 5th – Mo Club, Southampton
Saturday 7th – Rock City, Nottingham
Sunday 8th – O2 Academy Newcastle
Tuesday 10th – The Garage, Glasgow
Wednesday 11th – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Friday 13th – Stylus, Leeds
Saturday 14th – Academy 2 Manchester
Sunday 15th – O2 Academy 2 Birmingham
Tuesday 17th – O2 Academy Oxford
Thursday 19th – KOKO, London
Friday 20th – O2 Academy Bristol

March
Saturday 7th – Southampton University

April
Saturday 25th – Bristol
Sunday 26th – Nottingham

Watch the official video clip for ‘COFFIN’, featuring live performances from the band here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-x9hsdxs_M

 Hit The Lights Announce New Album.

Paloma FaithMonday 19th January 2015
Paloma Faith has announced a welcome return to seven spectacular woodland locations this summer as part of Forest Live, the Forestry Commission’s outdoor concert series, having performed to sell-out crowds in 2013.

Paloma’s third album ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ was one of the huge success stories of 2014 and her fastest selling album to date, certified platinum and scoring hit singles with, ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ and ‘Can’t Rely On You’. As a side project she notched up her first number one collaborating with British drum and bass duo Sigma on the single ‘Changing’. Debut album ‘Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?’ and follow-up ‘Fall To Grace’ have also contributed to sales of over 1.7 million in the UK alone; no mean feat for an artist only three records into their career.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences.

Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 14 year history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.

With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

Commenting on the forest shows, Paloma Faith said, “I am so excited to do the forest tour. I did it before and had such a wonderful time. We are very lucky in Britain to have such a beautiful and diverse landscape and I am excited to play for you there again. See you all in the summer. ”

Paloma Faith plus guests:
Friday 19 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Saturday 20 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Friday 26 June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, N Yorks.
Sunday 28 June: Sherwood Pines, Edwinstowe, near Mansfield, Notts.
Friday 3 July: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
Saturday 4 July: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Friday 10 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Tickets: £38.50 (plus £3.85 booking fee) go on sale from 9.00am on Friday 23 January from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400, or buy online at https://www.forestry.gov.uk/music.

 Anti-Flag Sign To Spinefarm Records.

Anti-FlagMonday 19th January 2015
Spinefarm is thrilled to announce the signing of Pittsburgh's incendiary punk rock iconoclasts Anti-Flag, who have served as a constant voice of and agent for change by advocating peace and human rights through their tireless work with and support of organizations such as Amnesty International, ACLU, Greenpeace, Planned Parenthood, Rainforest Action Network, PETA and more.

Spinefarm welcomes the band to its worldwide roster.

Anti-Flag, who never have and never will shy away from issuing inflammatory, political statements encased in a fast, furious and unforgettable musical package, will release American Spring, their Spinefarm debut and tenth album overall, this May. The band last released an album in 2012 in the form of The General Strike.

American Spring, produced by AWOLNATION's Kenny Carkeet, Jim Kaufman (Funeral For A Friend, Skindred, Helmet) and Anti-Flag, features a cameo from fellow punk legend Tim Armstrong of Rancid, who appears on the song ‘Brandenburg Gate’, while Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is featured on ‘Without End’.

While Anti-Flag spent 2014 hitting stages at major international festivals such as Coachella (US), Sonisphere (UK), Pukkelpop (Belgium) and Glastonbury (UK), 2015 will find the band as in-your-face as ever… as if anything less was possible.

Given the state of the world in 2015, a new Anti-Flag album couldn’t be better timed; this is a record full of fist-in-the-air, sing-along anthems, representing the band's unique world view and serving as informed calls to action.

Full details, such as track-listing and exact release date, will be available in due course; in the meantime, the band has issued the following statement—or perhaps it's more of a warning to the asleep-at-the-wheel masses…

"We are excited to announce that our tenth full-length record will be released on Spinefarm Records this spring. There is no shortage of fodder for a new record of commentary on the social and political climate in 2015: endless wars, the new Jim Crow and American injustice, corprotocracy, environmental coup d'état, the surveillance state, loss, grief and anxiety. We hope that these songs can grant us solace in a seemingly hopeless era.

"It has been frustrating to see much punk rock music —and music in general— quiet in the face of so many atrocities that are taking place around the world. This record is not quiet. If you are disillusioned with the status quo, these songs are for you. The American Spring is now."

Spinefarm Records General Manager Worldwide Jonas Nachsin says: "Anti-Flag are a band with a message certainly, and in addition, the music is just as compelling. This album, our first with the band, is just incredible. While we are happy to help deliver it to their legion of devoted fans, our plan is also to extend it out to those who haven't yet been exposed to this treasured act. We are proud that they chose us to bring on American Spring."

Fans don't have to wait for spring for a taste of Anti-Flag, though!

The band's January 19th show at The Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, N.C., will see them performing the classic album The Terror State in its entirety, and will be live-streamed as part of a Yahoo concert series where fans can stream a show a day for free 365 days a year, all from the comfort of their couch. Tune into Anti-Flag as they slay the Visulite stage here. https://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/anti-flag

Don't go quiet… Anti-Flag and American Spring won't allow you to lapse into complacency or let you give up. If ever there were a soundtrack for an uprising, it's American Spring.

Anti-Flag European Tour Dates:
MAY 29-31 – Nürburgring, DE - DER RING – GRÜNE HÖLLE ROCK
MAY 29-31 — Olympiapark München, DE - ROCKAVARIA
AUGUST 6-9 – Blackpool, UK – REBELLION FESTIVAL

 Hit The Deck Announce 2015 Festival Line Up.

Hit The DeckMonday 19th January 2015
The UK's premier indoor alternative festival, Hit The Deck, returns for 2015 and amongst the first to be announced for the Bristol and Nottingham events are Skindred, While She Sleeps, Cancer Bats and FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration.

The festivals, which take place across five venues in each city on Saturday 25th April and Sunday 26th April in Bristol and Nottingham respectively, have announced the first wave of bands confirmed to appear.

Joining Skindred, While She Sleeps, Cancer Bats and FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration. will be: A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Allusondrugs, Ashes, As It Is, Beasts, City Of Ships, Dead!, Dead Harts, Decade, Devil Sold His Soul, The Early November, Idiom, Junius, Rolo Tomassi, The Swellers, Thomas Nicholas Band, Tim Vantol, When We Were Wolves, You Blew It and Zoax.

More bands are scheduled to be announced in the coming weeks, including some very spcial guests.

Tickets are available now at: http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/hit-the-deck-2015-tickets

 Hit The Lights Announce New Album.

Hit The LightsThursday 15th January 2015
Beloved pop-punk band Hit The Lights will release their fourth album, Summer Bones, on March 23rd with Pure Noise Records. The band has released a lyric video today for their infectious new single, “F*cked Up Kids,” today with AltPress.com.

Stream “F*cked Up Kids” now at AltPress.com: http://bit.ly/1xtqWoN

“”F*cked Up Kids” is inspired by the fear older generations tend to have of a younger generation that they can't understand or relate to,” explains vocalist Nick Thompson. “That same younger generation recycles that fear onto the next and causes these ideological rifts between us. We end up with this weird tug-of-war with each generation claiming the world as their own. In the end, we're more alike than we know. We're all trying to hide our fears, doubts and problems. We're all trying to find a place in a world that's always changing and we should find solace in the fact that we're all fucked in some way and it's ok. I feel that people who realize this can find personal freedom in that truth, and comfort in the fact that they aren't alone, no matter what it seems. It's dedicated to Rochester, New York for all the great times and amazing people it's given us.”

Hit The Lights’ follow-up to their 2012 release Invicta, is one of their hardest yet poppiest records they’ve ever written. After an experimental run with a major label on their last record, the band’s destiny is entirely in their hands, which gives them the freedom to write the record fans have been waiting on for the last three years.

“Summer Bones is the most self aware record Hit The Lights has made to date,” adds Thompson. “We took what we feel we do best and pushed ourselves to take it further. We've never had a record that sounds the same and Summer Bones is no different. It stands on it's own, in our discography, it has it's own personality and is the most heavy, poppy, riffy Hit The Lights record to date. It's everyone in the band at their best.”

The band will be taking their record on the road this spring with initial dates in the UK with the Pure Noise Tour (featuring Four Year Strong, Forever Came Calling and Light You Up). Additional tour dates will be announced soon. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/HitTheLightsMusic
for additional information.

Hit The Lights Tour Dates:
Jan 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Jan 19 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Jan 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
Mar 20 - Leeds, UK - Beckett Students’ Union
Mar 21 - Glasgow, UK - Arches
Mar 22 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
Mar 23 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Mar 25 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
Mar 26 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
Mar 27 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 2
Mar 28 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
Mar 29 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms

 Beartooth To Tour With Don Broco On The Kerrang Tour.

BeartoothThursday 15th January 2015
Beartooth will join Don Broco, We Are The In Crowd and Bury Tomorrow on the Kerrang! Tour in February 2015. The band have firmly put themselves up there as one of the most exciting bands of 2014 and proved they can destroy it live after their sold out tour supporting Of Mice & Men and their total annihilation of every show on last Summer's Vans Warped Tour.

"I honestly couldn't be more excited about this tour! It's great to be part of a tour put on by such a great magazine with so many good bands! Let's turn it up to 11!”- Caleb Shomo

The tour dates are as follows:
February
6th Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR
7th Leeds O2 Academy
9th Southampton O2 Guildhall
10th Bristol O2 Academy 1
11th Dublin Olympia
13th Cardiff Uni Great Hall
14th Manchester Academy 1
15th Newcastle O2 Academy
16th Glasgow O2 Academy
18th Liverpool O2 Academy 1
19th Birmingham O2 Academy 1
20th London Forum

Beartooth songs are jam-packed with the passion, energy and urgent excitement of the underground Metalcore that emerged over two decades ago. Beartooth is a wakeup call, a rallying point against scene trends that have watered down the vibrant spirit of a classic sound; there is nothing fake about the sentiments on display. It’s real. It’s raw. Driven by the gritty sounds of guitar, bass, drums and forcefully deliberate vocals, Beartooth’s opening salvo delivers undeniable anthems.

“I Have a Problem”, “The Lines” and “Beaten In Lips” confidently announce Beartooth’s arrival to the world via an aural assault that viscerally connects in a way that is primal and destructive. There is no distinction between the band and their audience. They are one. Beartooth serves up arrestingly personal musings that act as conduits to their fans, the people who struggle with the same issues.

The best bands are often birthed by the most modest of intentions. No master plan, no blueprint for success, no marketing strategies – these are the types of groups whose organic formation ensures an authenticity to their creative output that can’t be manufactured. When all of the stars align and the material is fully executed, it’s groups like Beartooth who ultimately dominate against pretenders to the throne.

Take a dive into the mind, take a journey into complicated issues, emerge refreshed and energised. Put on Beartooth and enjoy the ride.

 Periphery Announce Supports For London.

PeripheryThursday 15th January 2015
PERIPHERY are presenting a trailer for 'JuggerDoc – The Making Of Juggernaut', a DVD included with the 'Juggernaut: Omega' CD, check out the trailer here: http://youtu.be/ErT-0fF4vQ8

Adam Getgood, bassist and producer of Juggernaut, states: "The creation of ‘Juggernaut’ was a long and involved process for all of us, so having a crew on hand to document it was a real pleasure. It's amazing to be able to look back on the way things went down, and I think listeners will really enjoy seeing behind the scenes of the recording.”

'JuggerDoc' is an extensive behind-the-scenes look at the 'Juggernaut' recording process from start to finish. The documentary allows fans to observe each member play through their parts for the albums without lack of detail in gear, technique, and full PERIPHERY humor.

Director and videographer Alex Wohleber: "Directing ‘JuggerDoc’ and working with PERIPHERY was an absolute blast. The amount of detail and perfection that went in to the making of ‘Juggernaut’ is an amazing thing to experience. We wanted to give fans the real deal, and this is it! I'm excited for everyone to see it.”

Videographer Jeff Holcomb adds, "How PERIPHERY works in the studio is an experience I've been wanting to share for a long time. I knew a documentary had to be made, and the recording of ‘Juggernaut’ was the perfect story to capture.”

The highly anticipated dual album releases 'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega' come together as a conceptual piece to be experienced collectively. The story follows a tale of birth and re-birth with the first album (Alpha) sharing the origins of the main character and the second offering (Omega) sharing the gut-wrenching twists and turns the take takes. Each album cover features original artwork from graphic novelist Justin Randall.

On another note PERIPHERY can finally announce Xerath and Red Seas Fire as supports for their sold-out headlining show in London, O2 Academy Islington on April 1st.

'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega' are out on the following dates via Century Media Records:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / FINLAND: Friday, January 23, 2015?UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, January 26, 2015?ITALY / SPAIN / POLAND: Tuesday, January 27, 2015?SWEDEN: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

'Juggernaut: Alpha' is available with a mini-poster while 'Juggernaut: Omega' is accompanied by a bonus-DVD featuring 'The JuggerDoc'. Both come in O-cards with PERIPHERY’s trademark P dye-cut. 'Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega' is available as Gatefold 2LP.

Pre-order physical copies:
Amongst both CD formats CM Distro is offering the Gatefold 2LP vinyl version of 'Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega' on exclusive white vinyl: http://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/Periphery/1674?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13

Digital pre-orders via iTunes come with instant access to five new tracks: 'The Scourge', '22 Faces', 'The Bad Thing', 'Graveless' and 'Alpha':? http://smarturl.it/alphaITUNES?http://smarturl.it/omegaITUNES?
Or simply visit http://www.centurymedia.com/specials/juggernaut for all things 'Juggernaut' incl. a series of webisodes that the band released.

PERIPHERY will embark on extensive touring around the release of 'Juggernaut'. First will be a five-week North American tour with support coming from Nothing More, Wovenwar and Thank You Scientist. Next on their agenda are Russia, a full European tour with Devin Townsend Project and Shining which leads to a PERIPHERY headlining show in London, UK, on April 1st.

PERIPHERY
26.02.2015 (BY) Minsk - Re:Public
27.02.2015 (RUS) St. Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya
28.02.2015 (RUS) Moscow - Volta
02.03.2015 (RUS) Novosibirsk - Rock City
03.03.2015 (RUS) Yekaterinburg - Tele-Club

PERIPHERY
w/ Devin Townsend Project, Shining
05.03.15 (F) Paris - La Cigale
06.03.15 (D) Karlsruhe - Substage
07.03.15 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
08.03.15 (I) Milan - Live Club
10.03.15 (D) Munich - Backstage Werk
11.03.15 (A) Vienna - Arena
12.03.15 (H) Budapest - A38
13.03.15 (SLO) Bratislava - Majestic
14.03.15 (CZ) Prague - Roxy
16.03.15 (PL) Warsaw - Stodola
17.03.15 (D) Hamburg - Gruenspan
18.03.15 (DK) Aarhus - Voxhall
19.03.15 (N) Oslo - Rockefeller
21.03.15 (FIN) Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
22.03.15 (FIN) Helsinki - Circus
24.03.15 (S) Stockholm - Debaser
25.03.15 (DK) Copenhagen - Amager Bio
26.03.15 (D) Bochum - Matrix
27.03.15 (NL) Eindhoven - Effenaar
29.03.15 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
30.03.15 (UK) Glasgow - O2 ABC
31.03.15 (UK) Manchester - Academy

PERIPHERY + Xerath and Red Seas Fire
01.04.2015 (UK) London - O2 Academy Islington ***SOLD OUT***

 Silverstein To Release New Album.

SilversteinThursday 15th January 2015
Silverstein and Rise Records are thrilled to announce the band’s highly anticipated upcoming concept album I Am Alive In Everything I Touch, which will be released worldwide on May 198h, 2015. The album was recorded at the legendary Metal Works studio in Toronto and is now available for physical and digital pre-order.

I Am Alive In Everything I Touch is an album split into four chapters: “Borealis” (North), “Austeralis” (South), “Zephyrus” (West) and “Eurus” (East). Each track’s setting is a different city that geographically falls into that region, with real life recordings of each city incorporated into the songs.

Vocalist Shane Told explains:
“All the city clips we recorded, the transitions, and making sure the concept really worked and told this story of loneliness despite being surrounded by so much excitement. As much as I’ve put myself out there over all the records we’ve done, there’s something more real about this one. At times I almost stopped myself and said, is this going too far? Am I going to say something I’m going to regret? And after taking a step back and a few breaks from writing, I decided I needed to do this.”

Today, Silverstein also releases a brand new song and official music video for “A Midwestern State of Emergency”. Fans can listen to the song and watch the music video now exclusively on the Rise Records YouTube channel here: http://youtu.be/CW5meu75nQo

“A Midwestern State of Emergency” is now available for purchase via iTunes: http://bit.ly/1BY0oT3

Pre-Order I Am Alive In Everything I Touch:
Physical: (various packages/bundles): http://www.silversteinmusic.com
Digital: http://bit.ly/1BY0oT3
I Am Alive In Everything I Touch Track Listing
i. BOREALIS
1. Toronto (abridged)
2. A Midwestern State of Emergency
3. Face of the Earth

ii. AUSTERALIS
4. Heaven, Hell and Purgatory
5. Buried at Sea
6. Late on 6th

iii. ZEPHYRUS
7. Milestone
8. The Continual Condition
9. Desert Nights

iv. EURUS
10. In the Dark
11. Je me Souviens
12. Toronto (unabridged)
Silverstein is about to embark on a major headline tour for the 10th anniversary of their album, Discovering The Waterfront, in North America and will hit the UK in April. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at http://www.silversteinmusic.com/.

Wed Apr 08 Manchester, England @ Sound Control
Thu Apr 09 London, England @ Islington Academy
Formed in 2000 in Burlington, ON Canada, Silverstein has become as close to a household name as you can get in the post-hardcore scene. The journey from Burlington to over 40 countries manifests itself in the sounds of six full-length albums, countless EPs, and singles- though perhaps never more saliently than it is heard now. Some 1,760 shows, and over one million albums sold have yet to satiate the dynamic five piece, nor their eager listeners worldwide.

 All That Remains To Release New Album.

All That RemainsWednesday 14th January 2015
All That Remains will release their much anticipated new studio album, The Order Of Things, on February 23rd 2015 via Razor & Tie. The new album is the band’s seventhstudio album to date and their follow up to 2012’s A War You Cannot Win.Listen to the band leaked first track off the new album, “No Knock” at http://www.allthatremainsonline.com/.

Since 1998, All That Remains continue to progress, while clenching steadfast to the principals that etched their place at the forefront of 21st century hard rock. On The Order of Things, the Massachusetts outfit—Phil Labonte [vocals], Oli Herbert [guitar], Mike Martin [guitar], Jeanne Sagan [bass], and Jason Costa [drums]—preserve an ethos of evolution. For the first time, the band tapped Josh Wilbur [Lamb of God, Gojira, Hatebreed] for production, cutting the bulk of the record in Massachusetts and fine-tuning vocals in Los Angeles.

It’s been quite a ride for All That Remains. The group reached another landmark with 2012’s A War You Cannot Win. It debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 and saw them hitting the road for sold out shows alongside Volbeat and In This Moment in between incendiary festival appearances at Rock on the Range, Welcome to Rockville, Rocklahoma, and more. The album yielded two hit singles. “Stand Up” ascended to #1 at Active Rock radio, a first for the band, while “What If I Was Nothing” landed at #2. Their position at the top of Active Rock radio remains indisputable with six singles going Top 10 at the format, three of which went Top 5 or higher. Their worldwide album sales exceed over one million, while track sales surpass 1.5 million. However, All That Remains continue reacting at every turn, igniting a personal revolution in the process.

Pre-orders for the new album as well as additional details and music to be shared in coming weeks.The band will tour heavily in support of the new album and dates will be announced soon.

 Papa Roach To Release New Album.

Papa RoachWednesday 14th January 2015
Fear can sometimes be the best fuel. It pushes us into the unknown, makes us aware, and reminds us we're alive. Embracing that mindset, Papa Roach transformed the word itself into a mantra for the title of their eighth full-length album, F.E.A.R. (Face Everything And Rise). The Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum rock juggernaut build their most infectious and invigorating body of work to date. They preserve the robust riffs and swaggering rhythms that marked their initial call-to-arms, while seamlessly infusing cinematic electronic flourishes, sweeping hooks, and magnetic melodies. The band—Jacoby Shaddix [vocals], Jerry Horton [guitars], Tobin Esperance [bass], and Tony Palermo [drums] relocated to Las Vegas, to work with father-and-son super-producers Kevin and Kane Churko. For the first time since The Paramour Sessions in 2006, the band lived under the same roof, and began recording with a clean slate.

“Usually when we begin working, we’ll have a bunch of demos, and I’ll have a bag of lyrics ready to go,” Jacoby says. “We didn’t have those things this time. When we were touring The Connection, I was really focused on keeping my life together. Every time I would go on the road, I’d start clean and come home a mess. I let the road tear me apart. This time, I focused on keeping my relationships strong, my sober self healthy, and my spiritual life healthy. I didn’t have time to write, to be honest.”

That energy courses through the album's twelve tracks. The first single and title cut explodes into an arena-ready refrain that’s as anthemic as it is atomic. Muscular guitars give way to an industrial stomp before sparking an uplifting and undeniable chant. "Face Everything And Rise" ignites this ride. Shaddix debuts as director on the video for the track - check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9z4DWB7Iy8

Elsewhere on the record, Papa Roach add old school flavor to the decidedly new school "Gravity" featuring Maria Brink of In This Moment. Meanwhile, "Broken As Me" slams with a succinct groove, whilst “Warriors” pairs Papa Roach with hip-hop luminary, one-half of Eminem’s Bad Meets Evil, and Slaughterhouse member Royce da 5’9”. It’s unlike anything in the group’s repertoire

Speaking of their catalog, 2015 also marks an important milestone for Papa Roach. It’s the 15th anniversary of their triple-platinum breakthrough debut, Infest, which solidified them as hard rock leaders.

“INFEST is straight fire one-hundred percent,” declares Jacoby. “That’s when I realized the purpose of my life playing music. Infest was the opening statement. It’s the intro of who we were to become. It was just the top of the iceberg. That record is just as brutally honest and real as anything I’ve written to this day.”

Ultimately though, F.E.A.R. signifies a new dawn for Papa Roach. Jacoby comments, “I hope people walk away believing they can do anything.”

Tracklist:
1. Face Everything And Rise
2. Skeletons
3. Broken As Me
4. Falling Apart
5. Love Me Til It Hurts
6. Never Have To Say Goodbye
7. Gravity
8. War Over Me
9. Devil
10. Warriors
11. Hope For The Hopeless
12. Fear Hate Love
The band played storming sets at both Reading and Leeds festivals last year, and have just announced their first UK tour for more than two years in March which takes in London’s prestigious Roundhouse on March 12th.

The dates are as follows:
March 2015
Sunday 8th Norwich, University of East Anglia
Tue 10th Bristol, 02 Academy
Wed 11th Southampton, Guildhall
Thurs 12th London, Roundhouse
Sat 14th Glasgow, Barrowland
Sun 15th Manchester, Academy
Tue 17th Birmingham, 02 Academy
Wed 18th Nottingham, Rock City
Fri 20th Dublin, Academy
Sat 21st Belfast, The Limelight

 Bonafide To Release Fifth Studio Album.

BonafideWednesday 14th January 2015
The Swedish road dogs in Bonafide are back with Denim Devils, their fifth studio album, and follow-up to 2013's critically acclaimed Bombo. The new album will be released on the 2nd of February 2015 and paves the way for a spring and summer on the road in Europe.

Bonafide was formed by singer and guitarist Pontus Snibb in Malmö in the south of Sweden in 2006, and released the eponymous debut album the following year. This was followed by festivals and other major gigs, opening for bands such as Deep Purple, Europe, Status Quo, Y&T and The Quireboys. The band has kept touring hard and releasing quality albums ever since, and have since the release of Bombo done over a 100 gigs and festivals, toured the UK, Spain, Germany, their native Sweden and most other corners of Europe.

Denim Devils features twelve newly written songs, penned by main man Pontus Snibb. This time there's a broader sonic spectrum and a more lively production. The album was recorded, just like Bombo, in bassist Martin Ekelund's own studio Lemon Recordings in Klippan, Sweden.

”This record has a tougher live vibe and sound than the previous one, as it was recorded almost live in the studio. We wanted to get as close to a live show as possible, to capture that magic that happens on stage when everything's coming together”, Pontus says.

Early November, the first single Hold Down the Fort was released as a digital EP and first taster of what's to come (and featuring two non-album bonus tracks).

”The single Hold Down The Fort is a straight ahead rocker about always sticking up for someone to a 100 %, never letting them down.”

One Kiss is another stand out track, with its' catchy chorus that sticks in your mind from the first listen – it will be released as the second single this spring, with an accompanying video.

”I recall thinking about Foo Fighters meets Weezer when I wrote that song last spring.”?A few other key songs off the album, that shows the variety in Pontus' songwriting, are Get a Grip with it's Zeppelin-esque sound and the mellow Missing You.

The band has just finished a three weeks European tour – including nine shows opening up for their friends in aussie rockers Airbourne. This ment performing to packed, 1000+ houses each night, before heading off to their annual appearance at the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales, and doing a few select headline shows.
And in February, the journey continues...

Swedish tour dates (more TBA):
?7 Feb – Dirty Harry, Gävle?
20 Feb – Sticky Fingers, Göteborg
21 Feb – Debaser Medis, Stockholm
27 Feb – Tivoli, Helsingborg
28 Feb – KB, Malmö

 Santa Cruz Announce Second Studio Album.

Santa CruzWednesday 14th January 2015
Santa Cruz have today revealed that they will release their second studio album, ‘Santa Cruz’, on March 9th via Spinefarm Records; this will be the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Screaming For Adrenaline’, also on Spinefarm.

This latest full-length instalment is packed full of the good stuff, including the hit singles ‘We Are The Ones To Fall’ and ‘Wasted & Wounded’ – expect next level skilfully-crafted, party-minded, rocket-powered rock ‘n’ roll that’ll get a whole new generation on their feet!

Track-listing as follows:
1. Bonafide Heroes
2. Velvet Rope
3. My Remedy
4. 6(66) Feet Under
5. Bye Bye Babylon
6. We Are The Ones To Fall
7. Wasted & Wounded
8. Let Them Burn
9. Vagabonds (Sing With Me)
10. Can You Feel The Rain

Check out the current video for ‘Wasted & Wounded’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xujYZsuf-S0

Now that’s whet your appetite, let this next video clip leave you fully stimulated; ‘Shred 'Till You Drop Vol.2: Shred Or Die!’ features the Santa Cruz frontline duo, Archie & Johnny, burning up fretboards – and potentially your loins?! - : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhsmL9ACcOU

Surely enough to make guitar aficionados drown in their own saliva!

Since their much talked about headline show at The Barfly, London, last November and recent US performances including New York’s Webster Hall in December, Santa Cruz – armed with a kick-ass new album and an attitude to match – are ready to lead the way for a new legion of rock ‘n’ rollers!

And so, for those in the UK, the band will be performing across 5 dates as main support to label buddies and modern metal maestros, Amaranthe!

Says Archie, Santa Cruz front man: "We can't wait to return to the UK, the birthplace of Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, with a bang! The stages will be bigger, the show will be more hostile & the drinks will be colder! Get ready to bang your head to some new Cruz tunes! Also, Amaranthe are a bunch of really cool people –we're thrilled to be sharing UK stages with them. Get ready to Roll!"

UK dates as follows:
March 17th O2 Academy Islington, London
March 18th Warehouse 23, Wakefield
March 19th ABC2, Glasgow
March 20th Academy 3/Club Academy, Manchester
March 21st Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
March 22nd The Marble Factory, Bristol

Tickets available now via the official venue websites.

 Monomyth Announce February UK Tour.

MonomythWednesday 14th January 2015
Monomyth are excited to announce a full UK tour in February 2015. The band has just released their latest album ‘Further’ through Suburban Records.

The underlying theme of the album is movement and traveling. On “Further”, Monomyth introduces a vessel in which you can take place and travel through inner and outer space. You move through the orbits of heavenly bodies.

“Further” provides you with an aural map, which points you in the right direction. But what is the right direction? It might bring you closer to your destination, it might lead you astray, it may bring you to a head-on impact. The point is to keep moving, to break out of the known.

Monomyth is a journey in sound. It is the sound of five men exploring the outer reaches of their musicianship and traveling beyond them. The band is designed to transport their audience to another state of being, a place that is both new and familiar.

Hailing from the Hague in The Netherlands, each member has a varied musical background. Apart from playing in bands, their collective experience includes being a producer, a sound technician, a monitor mixer, a lighting engineer, a DJ and a student of sonology.

The band will be touring their UK debut in February 2015:
Thu 19th Cardiff The Moon Club
Fri 20th Glasgow Audio
Sat 21st Bournemouth The Anvil
Sun 22nd Milton Keynes The Crauford Arms
Mon 23rd London The Macbeth
Tue 24th Chester The Compass
Wed 25th Birmingham Alfie Birds
Thu 26th Edinburgh Bannermans

Tickets are available through all usual outlets.

Monomyth originated in The Hague in 2011. Right from the start Monomyth was intended to be an instrumental band. Through their collective experience, the members move with assurance and clarity towards their common musical goal: progressive transcendence.

 Enter Shikari To Open Pop Up Shop.

Enter ShikariWednesday 14th January 2015
To reach a crescendo on a 4 month journey of highs, lows, blood, sweat and tears... January 19th - the UK/IE release date of the band's 4th Album 'The Mindsweep' - will see Enter Shikari open their very own Pop Up Shop on Camden High Street for the day.

A celebration of the album's release for the band and fans alike, and a further breaking down of the wall between artist and audience that will see the band working behind the counter for the day… an antithesis to the “four guys behind a table, avoiding eye contact as they sign promo photos for an hour” meet & greets so popular in the alternative rock world these days.

Open from 11am right through to 7pm, Enter Shikari will be salespeople in their own shop/space, which will also contain expanded 'The Mindsweep' artwork on the walls, a Photo Gallery containing some never seen before shots, a T-Shirt design debuting exclusively at the shop, plenty of Free Giveaways and the chance for fans to buy the new album directly from the band themselves on day of release.

Come down and see it for yourself.

The band have just announced the tour supports for their February UK dates, which has this week added a second Sold Out night at London’s Camden Roundhouse.

Joining Enter Shikari for the tour will be Kent’s FEED THE RHINO, Yorkshire psych-grunge quintet ALLUSONDRUGS, and Glasgow’s FATHERSON.

UK dates are as follows:

• FEB 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK – PYRAMIDS *sold out*
• FEB 17 CARDIFF, UK - YPLAS *sold out*
• FEB 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC
• FEB 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY *sold out*
• FEB 21 GLASGOW, UK – BARROWLAND *sold out*
• FEB 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK - TOWN HALL
• FEB 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK - CORN EXCHANGE
• FEB 25 NORWICH, UK - UEA
• FEB 26 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE *sold out*
• FEB 27 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE *sold out*

Just to reiterate:

MINDSWEEP POP UP SHOP
January 19th 2015. 11am - 7pm. 69 Camden High Street, London

*Free Giveaways
*Photo Gallery w/ Exclusive Photos
*Meet the band (Yes, they will REALLY be there all day except for the occasional coffee/toilet break)
*CD/CD&DVD/LP Formats available to buy
*Exclusive T-shirt Design for the Shop

Head to http://www.entershikari.com for more information on the rest of Release Week's activities.

 Lordi Announce March UK Tour.

LordiWednesday 14th January 2015
Appearing newly suited and booted and with new songs a-plenty from the aforementioned new record, which was released just after Halloween last year, Mr Lordi and co. will be appearing at the following venues, and we're again opening guest list, interview and review lists on this very shortly.

Tuesday 24th March; Lemon Grove, Exeter
Wednesday 25th March; Warehouse 23, Wakefield
Thursday 26th March; 02 Academy Club, Manchester
Friday 27th March; Classic Grand, Glasgow
Sunday 29th March; Mo Club, Southampton
Wednesday 1st April; Sub 89, Reading
Friday 3rd April; Live Room, Chester
Saturday 4th April; Marble Factory, Bristol
Sunday 5th April; 02 Academy Islington, London
Monday 6th April; Concorde 2, Brighton

 Fall Out Boy Announce UK Tour.

Fall Out BoyWednesday 14th January 2015
The band will play an intimate London show at Islington's Assembly Rooms tonight (January 14) to celebrate the forthcoming release.

Fall Out Boy will play the following dates:
October 3 - Leeds, First Direct Arena
October 4 - Aberdeen, AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena
October 6 - Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
October 7 - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
October 9 - Manchester, Arena
October 10 - Bournemouth, International Centre
October 11 - London, The SSE Arena Wembley

 Mariachi El Bronx To Embark On UK Tour.

Mariachi El BronxWednesday 14th January 2015
Mariachi El Bronx – the alter ego of acclaimed Los Angeles punk outfit The Bronx – performed on the acclaimed TV show Conan O’Brien last night in the US. Check out the show here: http://teamcoco.com/video/mariachi-el-bronx-01-13-15

Be sure to catch them on their upcoming UK tour in February. Mariachi El Bronx will be performing at the following venues:

February 2015
3rd Edinburgh, Electric Circus
4th Glasgow, King Tuts
5th Manchester, Gorilla
6th Stoke-On-Trent, The Sugarmill
7th Leeds, The Key Club
8th Newcastle, Cluny
10th Huddersfield, The Parish
11th Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
12th Bristol, Thekla
13th Gloucester, Guildhall
14th London, Brooklyn Bowl
15th Norwich, Epic Studios
16th Brighton, Komedia
17th Guilford, The Boiler Room
18th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

Tickets are on sale now!

 Twin Atlantic To Release New Single 'Oceans'.

Twin AtlanticWednesday 14th January 2015
With their massive album ‘Great Divide’ debuting at number 6 in the UK Chart, their single ‘Heart and Soul’ winning ‘Best Indie Single’ at the AIM Awards and with their biggest shows to date scheduled for May, Twin Atlantic release new single ‘Oceans’ on Red Bull Records February 22nd.

One of the standout tracks from the album, ‘Oceans’ is written by the band and produced by long-term collaborator Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, You Me At Six). The video is directed by Ian Greenhill and Jordan Laird with the underwater scenes shot at Pinewood Studios by Mike Valentine, who also filmed sequences for ‘Skyfall’.

In what was phenomenal 2014 for Twin Atlantic with three Radio 1 playlisted singles, over 20 million YouTube views and millions of streams on Spotify, Twin Atlantic embark on their biggest headline shows to date including the Brixton Academy on May 7th and the SSE Hydro in their native Glasgow on May 9th.

Twin Atlantic play:

May
Tues 5th MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
Thurs 7th BRIXTON, O2 Academy
Fri 8th BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
Sat 9th GLASGOW, SSE Hydro

 Feed The Rhino To Support Enter Shikari.

Enter ShikariWednesday 14th January 2015
Following an incredible 2014 which saw Feed The Rhino release one of the best heavy records of the year, a completely mind blowing set at Download Festival and a rawkus UK headline tour with Night Verses and Baby Godzilla - the Kent bruisers have been announced as main support on the Enter Shikari UK Tour. Ahead of the tour, check out the live footage from their recent sold out show at The Underworld the band have put together along with the epic track “New Wave” taken from their brilliant album “The Sorrow & The Sound”. Check out the video here.

Tour dates are as follows:

February
16th Portsmouth, Pyramids - SOLD OUT
17th Cardiff, Y Plas - SOLD OUT
18th Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
20th Manchester, Academy - SOLD OUT
21st Glasgow, Barrowland - SOLD OUT
22nd Middlesbrough, Town Hall
24th Cambridge, Corn Exchange
25th Norwich, UEA
26th London, Roundhouse - SOLD OUT
27th London, Roundhouse - SOLD OUT

Be Quick - there are only a few shows with any tickets left! Don’t miss this amazing line up!

Every band feel as though they’re a unique proposition but few walk the walk quite like Kent’s Feed The Rhino. Too multi-dimensional for the hardcore scene, way too gritty and willing to burn the rule book to ever be considered a metal band and far too inventive to ever be pigeonholed by punk, Rhino have a history in standing out from the crowd over the course of their short career. It’s been a badge of honour. “We are Feed the Rhino and we don’t need your scene or the latest trend to be somebody”. Only with ‘The Sorrow & The Sound’, they’ve created something more than just being a different flavour and standing out from the crowd. They’ve made an album that throws together the ruthless groove of Pantera, the sinister side of Deftones, the nasty streak of Gallows and their own unique aggression to make something that threatens to obliterate the banality of what you’ve come to expect from a modern rock band.

Feed the Rhino have always specialised in white hot ferocity and a sonic bombardment that feels like a series of body blows to the gut from a heavyweight bare-knuckle boxer, only this time they do so with an increased knowledge of how to harness and release their bombast into something bigger and better. ‘The Sorrow & The Sound’ sees the band (Lee Tobin - Vocals, Oz Craggs - Bass, James Colley aka Jimbo Slice on Guitars, Sam Colley on Guitars and Chris Kybert on Drums) embracing everything they’ve done to this point and claiming victory through embracing all they’ve ever wanted to try without fear of failure.

“We’ve always spread our wings wide enough,” says Craggs, who produced the album as well as playing on it. “We’ve done super heavy stuff to weird ambient stuff but this time, we just wanted to put it all together and not worry about doing anything outside of making something we’re all proud of. No agendas, no worrying about what other people will say. Even in the making of the album, we’ve taken the risk of making a big sounding album for the first time, using techniques that previously we’d avoided through either fear or not knowing whether or not it’s the right thing to do. This time was just about making the best Feed The Rhino album anybody has ever heard.”

Perhaps the most impressive thing about this Feed The Rhino outing is a willingness to embrace more melodic pastures. Don’t read that wrong, there’s no pussying out here whatsoever, there’s just grimy and grungey world-beating choruses on the likes of ‘Behind the Pride’ and ‘Set Sail For Treason’, ‘New Wave’ and ‘Revelation Not Revolution’ have the loutish bounce of old with an impenetrable new focus and melodic nous and sweeping, cinematic epic ‘Black Horse’ will force you to reevaluate what was possible from this band.

Frontman Lee Tobin is a man that’s always been able to snarl savagely and unleash hell from his vocal chords. He’s always been a one-man wrecking ball, the focal point in one of the most primal and barbaric live shows anywhere on earth. This time out, however, he’s a singer. A leader, a presence all over the album that takes his band’s anvil heavy grooves and unrelenting vicious streak and weaves magic within that to craft some of the finest hard rock songs you will hear this year.

Britain has given birth to plenty of bands that have changed the rock landscape in recent years. Feed the Rhino are here to rip it’s throat out. ‘The Sorrow & The Sound’ is not going to be your mum’s favourite album but by god, it’s one of the most powerful hard rock albums you will hear all year.

The Rhino revolution is here. Join them or get the fuck out of their way.

 Saxon Announce Re-scheduled UK Dates.

SaxonTuesday 13th January 2015
NWOBHM legends Saxon have announced the re-scheduled dates for their recently postponed UK shows.The tail end of the UK tour, originally planned for December 2014, had to be delayed due to Nigel Glocker’s sudden health problems.

The drummer, who was taken to hospital with a brain aneurysm, is now back home and on the mend after two surgical procedures; he won’t however be able to perform in the remaining dates and will be replaced by Sven Dirkschneider, the son of Udo Dirkschneider (Accept), who will be joining on stage frontman Biff Byford, Paul Quinn (guitar), Doug Scarratt (guitar) and Nibbs Carter (bass).

Biff says: “It’s great to see Nige on the mend, he will get the chance to see the band from out front for a change.”

Nigel has recently posted a video message on the band’s Facebook page to thank fans and loved ones andupdate them on his current health status. The remaining members of Saxon are extremely pleased with his fast recovery and are looking forward to finishing what they started, performing the last five shows of their landmark 35th anniversary tour.

The new dates are as follows:

February 3rd NEWCASTLE Academy
February 4th NOTTINGHAM Rock City
February 5th WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
February 6th OXFORD Academy
February 7th LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

Ticket price for London is £27.50 (subject to booking fee) - all other shows £26 (subject to booking fee); please refer to www.Saxon747.com or www.Kililive.com (24 hour ticket line - 0844 871 8803) for more info.December’s tickets will be valid for the rescheduled shows and new tickets are now available.

The UK dates are to be the culmination of 38-date European tour “Warriors of the Road” celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list willtake tracks from what is known to the fans as 'The Holy Trinity' - Saxon's seminal albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and Denim and Leather.

 The Lounge Kittens Announce Intimate Warm Up Shows To Their Steel Panther Support Shows.

The Lounge KittensTuesday 13th January 2015
Feisty felines THE LOUNGE KITTENS have just announced a handful of intimate warm up shows in the run up to their UK/Euro support tour with STEEL PANTHER.

Cheekily titled 'Fluffing For Steel Panther' the dates are as follows:
27th February - Fighting Cocks, Kingston
28th February - The Square, Harlow
1st March - Komedia, Brighton

Zan (Pink Kitten) comments:
“We absolutely cannot WAIT to get out on the road with Skindred and Steel Panther. These shows will be some of the biggest performances we’ve ever done so it’s only right that we get properly warmed up. We will be doing our lunges backstage every night. It’s really important to us that the boys also feel suitably ready, so we’ll be on hand to assist in any way we can…. like musical fluffers! And the fact that we’re going to the Fighting Cocks for a warm up show, well, the innuendos write themselves, which kind of puts me out of a job!”

 Falling In Reverse Announce New Album.

Falling In ReverseTuesday 13th January 2015
Falling In Reverse has announced their third full-length record, Just Like You, out February 23 on Epitaph. Listen to a new song 'Guillotine IV (the Final Chapter)' and pre-order Just Like You at http://www.fallinginreverse.com/ now.

Just Like You is the follow up to Falling In Reverse's 2013 release Fashionably Late. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums chart, #4 on the Modern Rock Albums chart, and #3 on the Top Independent Albums chart. Falling In Reverse's first album, The Drug in Me Is You debuted in the Billboard Top 20 in 2011.

In 2012, Alternative Press gave Falling In Reverse the title of Artist of the Year while Revolver named Ronnie Radke one of the 100 Greatest Living Rockstars. Additionally, Falling In Reverse/frontman Radke have been on numerous magazine covers worldwide, including Alternative Press, Las Vegas Weekly, Rocksound, Hysteria, and Kerrang!. In 2014, Kerrang! named Ronnie one of the 50 Greatest Living Rockstars in the World, in the company of Lemmy, Slash, Steven Tyler, and Ozzy Osbourne.

After their triumphant performances at last year’s Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park Festivals in Germany, and Groezrock in Belgium, Falling In Reverse will be back in Europe in February. Please find the full list of dates below:

2-Feb-2015 – Paris - Machine Du Moulin Rouge – France
3-Feb-2015 – Antwerp – Trix – Belgium
4-Feb-2015 – Hamburg – Markthalle – Germany
6-Feb-2015 – Warsaw – Proxima – Poland
7-Feb-2015 – Berlin - C Club / Astra – Germany
9-Feb-2015 – Wien – Arena – Austria
10-Feb-2015 – Munchen - Theaterfabrik – Germany
11-Feb-2015 – Solothurn – Kofmehl – Switzerland
13-Feb-2015 – Milan - Live Forum – Italy
14-Feb-2015 – Karlsruhe - Substage – Germany
15-Feb-2015 – Cologne - Essigfabrik – Germany
17-Feb-2015 – Utrecht - Tivoli Rotunda – The Netherlands

Just Like You pre-orders are available at: http://www.fallinginreverse.com .

Just Like You Track List:
1. Chemical Prisoner
2. God, If You Are Above…
3. Sexy Drug
4. Just Like You
5. Guillotine IV (the Final Chapter)
6. Stay Away
7. Wait and See
8. The Bitter End
9. My Heart’s To Blame
10. Get Me Out
11. Die For You
12. Brother

 Scorpions To Release New Album.

ScorpionsTuesday 13th January 2015
“There’s something unreal about the number”, reckons Klaus Meine. The video for “Wind Of Change” has been viewed more than 108 million times on YouTube to date. VEVO meticulously recorded the view requests and certified them. With this, the Scorpions are the first German band to break the 100 million click mark. Once again, the Scorpions have written a piece of music history.

The number is not only impressive, it also highlights the Scorpions phenomenon. 50 years after a very young Rudolf Schenker founded the band in the profoundly provincial, post-war Hannover, the Scorpions remain a band that is able to attract masses of new fans at any given time. A fact that surprises even the musicians themselves, as they gladly admit. “It’s really remarkable”, says Rudolf Schenker, for example, “how well and mostly unharmed we’ve survived those years, in which our kind of music seemed to have gotten out of style completely. When the grunge wave hit the shore, we simply went to Asia to tap new markets and gain new fans. We were able to continue playing and keep on winning new friends for our music.”

“Today”, they all marvel, “we’re not only as hip as we were at our best times, our audience is becoming younger and younger as well.” The insight that new generations worldwide are just now discovering the Scorpions inspires them. In 2010, the band had reached a point where the perpetual cycle of studio sessions, album releases, and subsequent mega tours had in the end worn them out to such an extent that they seriously considered winding down and planned to retire with a farewell tour. 2013 however, a world tour later, brought a breath of fresh air. The sensational “MTV Unplugged” concert at the Lycabettus open-air theater in Athens was the most urgent reminder of how dreamlike and intense performances in front of an audience can be, and what challenges still await them. Either way, the hunger for more had returned, for all of them.

So the band once again met up with their two favorite Swedes to realize a project, which initially had been intended to be rather plain. Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen had already produced “Sting In The Tail”, and re-arranged the whole material for “MTV Unplugged” together with Matthias Jabs.
“Actually, we only wanted to finally record some song ideas for the fans, which we had worked on in the past but never put on an album, and then release them without much fanfare”, Matthias Jabs remembers. “There had been quite a few over the years, ideas that were really good, but in the end didn’t make the cut back then due to the limited space on vinyl and later on CD. We quickly had eight songs, which partly had to be finalized first and were then recorded from scratch. During the work, increasingly new song ideas were added from our end, as well as from the two Swedes. We had so much fun working and suddenly we found ourselves in the middle of the songwriting process once again. And in the end, it turned out to be a brand-new Scorpions album after all.”

The fact that the fiftieth band anniversary was coming up as well, hit Rudolf rather accidentally: “Not long ago I found an old cash account book of my mom’s, in which she meticulously recorded the earnings and expenses of my band Scorpions fifty years ago. My parents had lent me the money for the first equipment back then, and it had to paid off in installments from the earnings. 50 years are a long time. Apart from us, at most the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys or The Who managed to do that. In that sense, the timing for the new album is perfect, we’re celebrating half a decade of Scorpions with the record and the upcoming tour.”

Ultimately, the band recorded 19 songs altogether. Twelve of which are on the album, sixteen on the Deluxe Edition. They all present the Scorpions at the peak of their creativity once again. Tracks like the first single “We Built This House” are as contemporary as the sweeping “House Of Cards” (a guaranteed live hit). Also belonging in the category live hit is “Eye Of The Storm”, a track, that transports a notion of the unbelievable dynamic and joy of playing, characterizing the Scorpions’ stage performances. In songs like “We Built This House” the band reflects the past fifty years; their philosophy and the lessons, their unusual life taught them. Klaus Meine: “In the end, it tells our story. We’ve built this house called Scorpions brick by brick and often quite arduously. From the first days in Hannover, the first concerts abroad, until this very day. We’ve weathered severe storms, but the house withstood everything, turned out to be wheatherproof and stable. However, building the house was never just cumbersome, but joyful as well. The joy of music, the joy of having experienced and still experiencing it all, the joy of – and the thankfulness for – the fans’ affection. We have been working hard for this dream, but we’re thankful as well for having been able to live it, and for still being able to live it today.”

In these fifty years, the world has changed rapidly. When the Scorpions started, the present with its smart phones, the Internet, intelligent fridges, holograms, and online streaming services was hardy imaginable even for the boldest science fiction authors. The Scorpions have witnessed and participated in all of these changes, were up to speed with these developments as artists and musicians, while at the same time staying true to themselves at all times. That too, is documented on “Return To Forever”. The band was never in need to make concessions to the respective zeitgeist, their own creative potential was much too extensive for that. For this, they have earned highest recognition worldwide, and in these fifty years have contributed an inestimable share in restoring the profoundly damaged reputation of Germany in the world after the Second World War. The fact that this contribution is now being acknowledged, is not least proven by the bestowal of the Lower Saxon State Award for the year 2014, which the band will receive on February 3, 2015.

Just how much the band is still charged with high voltage is demonstrated by classic arena rockers like “Going Out With A Bang” or the fantastic “Rock 'n' Roll Band”. Songs like these already whet the appetite for the upcoming world tour kicking off middle of next year, which the band is already looking forward to. Not least, “because it’s simply unbelievable and inspiring to look into the faces of very young fans, who discover us and our music in a whole new way.” And who, this might be added, experience the magic that characterizes Scorpions concerts since their early days, for the first time. The tour will take the band around the globe once again.

Before that, however, the Scorpions will appear on the big screen. The renowned film maker Katja von Garnier has accompanied the Scorpions on their “Final Sting” tour and put together a moving documentary with unique images during these eighteen months, displaying the band’s magic, which has never before been captured so well. The film is called “Forever And A Day”. The title at the same time outlines the philosophy the Scorpions have internalized since their early days. In the Eighties of the past century, they wrapped it up in the slogan “Don‘t Stop At The Top” (allegorical: Never rest on your laurels). They simply are travellers, who always seek new challenges, overcoming all obstacles along the way.

The brand-new Scorpions studio album “Return To Forever” is out February 23, 2015 and will be released on CD, Deluxe CD, vinyl, Limited Collector’s Box, and several more digital and physical formats. The first single “We Built This House” can be downloaded as an Instant Grat on iTunes and Amazon.mp3 as of now! SCORPIONS – Return To Forever - The 50th Anniversary World Tour 2015/2016
Only UK show
25th July Headlining the Ramblin’ Man Fair
Rest of the world
08.05.15 Pardubice, Czech Republic - CEZ Aréna
09.05.15 Lódz, Poland - Atlas Arena

20.06.15 Clisson, France - Hellfest

21.06.15 Dessel, Belgium - Graspop

18.07.15 Sion, Switzerland - Plaine de Tourbillon
19.07.15 Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France - Guitare En Scene
25.07.15 Maidstone, UK - Mote Park (Ramblin' Man Fair)
15.08.15 Eckernförde, Germany - Rock am Strand
21.08.15 Coburg, Germany - Schlossplatz
09.11.15 Rome, Italy - Palalottomatica
11.11.15 Milano, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
13.11.15 Trieste, Italy - Palasport

21.11.15 Lille, France - Zénith (Special Guest: Europe)
24.11.15 Paris, France - Bercy (Special Guest: Europe)
26.11.15 Strasbourg, France - Zénith(Special Guest: Europe)
28.11.15 Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
30.11.15 Lyon, France - Hall Tony Garnier (Special Guest: Europe)
01.12.15 Montpellier, France - Park & Suites Arena (Special Guest: Europe)
03.12.15 Bordeaux, France - Patinoire Meradeck (Special Guest: Europe)
04.12.15 Toulouse, France - Zénith (Special Guest: Europe)
06.12.15 Grenoble, France - Palais des Sports (Special Guest: Europe)
14.03.16 Stuttgart, Germany - Schleyer-Halle
16.03.16 Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
18.03.16 Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle
19.03.16 Mannheim, Germany - SAP-Arena
21.03.16 Hamburg, Germany - O2-World
23.03.16 Berlin, Germany - O2-World
24.03.16 Leipzig, Germany - Arena
26.03.16 Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle
More to come!

 Halestorm Announce New Album 'Into The Wild Life'.

HalestormMonday 12th January 2015
Atlantic recording group Halestorm has announced details of their massively anticipated new album. ‘INTO THE WILD LIFE’ will be released in the UK on April 6, with pre-orders launching from midnight tonight.

‘INTO THE WILD LIFE’ marks the GRAMMY® Award-winning hard rock band’s third studio album and follow-up to 2012’s chart-topping ‘THE STRANGE CASE OF…’ Recorded last year in Nashville with GRAMMY®-nominated producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Eric Church) at the helm, the album is heralded by stunning new single, ‘Apocalyptic’.

‘’Apocalyptic’ will be available to buy on iTunes from midnight tonight, and also as an ‘instant grat’ for fans pre-ordering the new album. As an initial promotion, you will be able to pre-order the album for just £6.99, and the deluxe version with bonus tracks for £8.99. These prices will rise in due course. There will also be an exclusive offer with Amazon UK for a limited number of signed albums. [The album's front cover artwork is attached].

“’INTO THE WILD LIFE’ is not a departure,” says Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale. “It’s an invitation to all things Halestorm. Lyrically and musically, we explored everything that makes us tick. We set a new standard for this record and gave ourselves no choice other than to be unapologetically ourselves in every way. Peel away at the onion that is our third record if you dare and let us drag you deeper into our world.”

The track listing is:
1. Scream
2. I Am The Fire
3. Sick Individual
4. Amen
5. Dear Daughter
6. New Modern Love
7. Mayhem
8. Bad Girls World
9. Gonna Get Mine
10. The Reckoning
11. Apocalyptic
12. What Sober Couldn't Say
13. I Like It Heavy

Widely acknowledged as one of modern hard rock’s most explosive live acts, Halestorm will celebrate ‘INTO THE WILD LIFE’ by kicking things off with a headline UK & Ireland tour*, starting February 27 in Dublin, and wrapping up 12 shows later in Manchester, on March 14. Support comes from Nothing More and Wilson. The band will then continue touring across Europe, and from April 22, embark on an epic US headline run until June, taking along The Pretty Reckless as their US special guests.

Meanwhile, Halestorm is currently supporting US country superstar Eric Church, with dates through early February. The “Outsiders World Tour” continues the surprising pairing of Halestorm and Church, a collaboration begun when the country icon teamed with Lzzy Hale for a show-stopping duet performance of his hit single, ‘That’s Damn Rock & Roll’, on the high profile, televised 2014 CMT Music Awards.

Released in 2012, ‘THE STRANGE CASE OF…’ debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart while also making a top 15 entry onto the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200. The album’s exceptional success was fueled in large part by the singles, ‘I Miss The Misery’, ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ and ‘Freak Like Me’, the latter two which made history by ascending to #1 at US Active Rock radio outlets nationwide, marking Halestorm as the first-ever female-fronted group to top the format’s airplay ranking. As if that weren’t enough, ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ went on to earn the band their first-ever GRAMMY® for ‘Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance’ at 2013’s 55th annual event.

* HALESTORM UK & IRELAND TOUR DATES
Fri 27th Feb - DUBLIN Academy
Sat 28th Feb - BELFAST The Limelight
Mon 2nd Mar - NORWICH UEA
Tue 3rd Mar - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thu 5th Mar - LEEDS Academy
Fri 6th Mar - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Sat 7th Mar - INVERNESS Ironworks
Mon 9th Mar - WOLVERHAMPTON Civic
Tue 10th Mar - LONDON Roundhouse
Thu 12th Mar - SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Fri 13th Mar - CARDIFF University Great Hall
Sat 14th Mar - MANCHESTER Apollo
* Wilson open the show at all dates. Nothing More join the tour as special guests on March 5.

 Wolf Announce Tour Supports.

WolfMonday 12th January 2015
Right in time for the upcoming UK/Ireland tour NYHC icons SICK OF IT ALL are releasing 'Hardcore Equals Freedom'.

The song will be available digitally on the following dates:
Europe: January 12th
USA/Canada: January 20

As of January 19th there is also a limited 7” available featuring:
A: 'Hardcore Equals Freedom' (previously unreleased)
B: 'DNC (Do Not Comply)'
Only 1.000 copies are available worldwide:
black (400x)
red (300x)
silver (200x)
gold (100x)

The black and red 7” is available at CM Distro:
http://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/Sick_Of_It_All/55?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13

Silver is only available via the band, so make sure to stop by at the merchandise booth.

Keep your eyes peeled for the info on when to get the golden ones from Revelation Records!

A second London show on February 7th has just been added to the upcoming UK & IRE tour, see full dates below.

SICK OF IT ALL UK & IRE TOUR
28.01.2015 (UK) Southampton - The Talking Heads
29.01.2015 (UK) Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
30.01.2015 (UK) Newcastle - Think Tank at Digital
31.01.2015 (UK) Leeds - Brudenell
01.02.2015 (IRL) Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
02.02.2015 (UK) Belfast - Limelight 2
04.02.2015 (UK) Glasgow - Classic Grand
05.02.2015 (UK) Manchester - Sound Control
06.02.2015 (UK) London - Underworld
07.02.2015 (UK) London - Underworld ***additional date***
08.02.2015 (UK) Bristol - The Fleece

All touring is in support of SICK OF IT ALL’s most recent album 'Last Act Of Defiance' which was released last year through Century Media Records.

Check out the latest video for 'Road Less Traveled' here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WS96EY_fEM

 Frank Iero Announcers 2015 UK Tour.

Frank IeroMonday 12th January 2015
2015 officially starts today, with Frank Iero announcing his first UK headline tour as frnkiero andthe cellabration this April. Frank finished 2014 on a high, recording a BBC Radio 1 session for Daniel P Carter, playing his first ever headline show in London at a sold out Barfly in Camden, and performing to two packed ‘in-store’ crowds at Kingston’s Banquet Records in one day.

Of the tour Frank says:
“I'm really looking forward to taking this full record to the UK in April. When making Stomachaches I really wanted you to feel like you were listening in on the songs as opposed to listening to them. And I believe the intimacy of venue's we've chosen for this headline run will support that idea.”

Frank Iero released his debut solo record, ‘stomachaches’, last year to fantastic reviews in the UK rock press, along with the videos for ‘.joyriding.’ and ‘.weighted.’ the two singles from the album to date. Now, taking in 9 dates across the country, frnkiero andthe cellabration will bring the live show to these shores that Kerrang awarded a KKKK review.

Tickets are available from 9am Wednesday 14th January.

April 2015
16th The Deaf Institute, Manchester
17th The Key Club, Leeds
19th King Tuts, Glasgow
20th O2 Academy 2, Newcastle
22nd Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
23rd The Haunt, Brighton
24th O2 Academy, Oxford
28th The Underworld, London
29th Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

 

 Idina Menzel Announces Tour.

Idina MenzelMonday 12th January 2015
Tony Award-winning singer/actor Idina Menzel follows the release of her festive album ‘Christmas Wishes’ with the confirmation of her biggest UK and Ireland tour to date which commences next summer. This is Idina’s first set of UK concert dates since her 2012 tour, which included a week long run at London’s Apollo Theatre.

JUNE
20th – Dublin, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
22nd – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
23rd – Manchester, O2 Apollo
24th – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
26th – Bournemouth, BIC
27th – London, The SSE Arena, Wembley

Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday December 5th, priced at £35 / £45 / £65 / £85. They’ll be available from www.livenation.co.uk, www.gigsandtours.com and www.idinamenzel.com.

Menzel’s career has traversed stage, film, television, and music. She was most recently heard as Elsa in Disney’s global box office smash ‘Frozen’, in which she sings the film’s Oscar-winning song ‘Let It Go’. After Menzel’s performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting.

Menzel earned her first Tony nomination as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize- winning musical ‘Rent’, and won the award for her performance as Elphaba in ‘Wicked’. Other notable roles include Rachel Berry’s mother, Shelby Corcoran, on the hit television show ‘Glee’ as well as starring opposite Susan Sarandon and Amy Adams in Disney’s ‘Enchanted’. Menzel starred in her own PBS special, ‘Barefoot at the Symphony’, with an accompanying live album of the same name, and her highly successful international concert tour included a sold-out performance at Royal Albert Hall. In addition to cast albums, Menzel’s prolific recording career includes the solo albums ‘I Stand’, ‘Here’ and ‘Still I Can’t Be Still’.

Menzel can currently be seen on Broadway as Elizabeth in the original production ‘If/Then’, for which she earned critical acclaim and her third Tony nomination. She performed ‘Always Starting Over’ from the musical at this year’s Tony Awards.

 Enter Shikari Stream New Album.

Enter ShikariMonday 12th January 2015
Enter Shikari have today released a stream of their forthcoming album ‘The Mindsweep’ (out in the UK properly in one week’s time. January 19th 2015), via their site http://www.entershikari.com - http://po.st/themindsweepstream

Featuring the singles ‘The Last Garrison’ and ‘Anaesthetist’, as well as the track ‘Never Let Go Of The Microscope’, which the band streamed via their Youtube channel recently, ‘The Mindsweep’ is the 4th full-length studio album by Enter Shikari and comes almost exactly three years to the day after the release of the band’s last album, ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’.

Enter Shikari lyricist / singstress, Mr Rou Reynolds of Hertfordshire, had this message to share on the subject of making the album available to hear;
“This limbo period… this purgatory… is finally over. We can present to you all the fruits of adversity. This bastion. This new limb. This lasting record of who we are, and what we stand for, in the year 2015AD. I hope it makes your Tympanic Membrane vibrate and your neurons fire like nothing else before.”

Pre-orders for the album are available now from
http://www.entershikari.com/store, including a pair of rather lavish super-limited-edition formats and exclusive coloured vinyl available only via the band’s own webstore.

The band have also announced a short run of UK album signing sessions in record shops, as well as a special ‘album launch’ show at Kingston’s Rose Theatre in association with Banquet Records on Sunday 18th Jan, and have plans for something a bit special for London on the Monday of release on 19th.. the details for which will be forthcoming in the next day or so.
The dates, towns and timings are;

Album launch show;
SUN 18 - Kingston. Rose Theatre - 7pm - tickets; http://www.banquetrecords.com/ES180115

Instore album signings;
MON 19 - London (details soon)
WED 21 - Southampton HMV - 12 midday
WED 21 - Brighton HMV - 5pm
THUR 22 - Birmingham HMV - 12 midday
THUR 22 - Manchester HMV - 5:30pm
FRI 23 - Bristol Rise Records - 5:50pm (?)

Enter Shikari are currently on mainland Europe playing the first dates of 2015’s extensive ‘Mindsweep Tour’, taking in the UK & Europe, Australia, Russia, North America and many destinations far and wide.
The band have also announced two high-profile UK festival headline slots - the first of which sees them headlining the Second Stage at Download Festival in June, and then headlining Somerset’s Nass Festival in July - as well as several in Europe.

Tickets for all shows at : http://WWW.ENTERSHIKARI.COM/SHOWS

JANUARY 2015
FRI 09 BRUSSELS, BE - AB BOX - *SOLD OUT*
SAT 10 AMSTERDAM, NE - MELKWEG - *SOLD OUT*
SUN 11 BIELEFELD, DE - RINGLOKSCHUPPEN
TUE 13 PRAGUE, CZ - LMB - *SOLD OUT*
WED 14 NUREMBERG, DE - HIRSCH
THU 15 BERLIN, DE - KESSELHAUS
SUN 18 KINGSTON, UK - ROSE THEATRE

FEBRUARY 2015
MON 02 PARIS, FR - LA CIGALE
TUE 03 SOLOTHURN, CH - KOFMEAL
WED 04 LYON, FR - TRANSBORDEUR
THU 05 MILAN, IT - MAGAZZINI GENERALI
SAT 07 LEIPZIG, DE - HELLRAISER
SUN 08 VIENNA, AUT - ARENAN
MON 09 MUNICH, DE - MUFFATHALLE
TUE 10 WUERZBURG, DE - POSTHALLE
WED 11 COLOGNE, DE - LIVE MUSIC HALL
FRI 13 HAMBURG, DE - DOCKS
SAT 14 FRANKFURT, DE - BATSCHKAPP

MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK - PYRAMIDS - *SOLD OUT*
TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK - YPLAS - *SOLD OUT*
WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY - *SOLD OUT*
SAT 21 GLASGOW, UK - BARROWLAND - *SOLD OUT*
SUN 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK - TOWN HALL
TUE 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK - CORN EXCHANGE
WED 25 NORWICH, UK - UEA - *SOLD OUT*
THUR 26 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE - *SOLD OUT*
FRI 27 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE

 Gallows Announce New Single, New Album And Mini UK Tour.

GallowsMonday 12th January 2015
Iconic British punk band Gallows are proud to announce the release of their new album ‘Desolation Sounds’, to be released through their own label Venn and Play It Again Sam Records this

‘Desolation Sounds’ is Gallows album number four. Titled after an expanse of water in frontman Wade MacNeil’s native Canada, it features ten songs, runs for 36 minutes and might just be the most bleakly beautiful, weighty and affecting collection of music you will hear this year.

The album represents a new chapter in Gallows career as they move towards their tenth anniversary. Co-produced by Steve Sears at Titan Studios, Watford, it’s a body of work which builds upon the aggression and passion of the band’s acclaimed catalogue while opening up new horizons for the quartet. It is, says Gallows founding member Laurent ‘Lags’ Barnard, “the record I’ve dreamt about making.”

“I think the album sounds really fearless,” the guitarist continues. “It's the sound of a band that's comfortable with playing music together, rather than trying to fit into a certain scene or zeitgeist or any preconceived notion of what the band should be. We just ignored the outside music world and made an album that felt good in our guts.”

Prior to the album’s release the band will issue a new single ‘Bonfire Season’ as a digital download and 7” vinyl. Dark and foreboding, it finds Gallows wading into murkier waters.

“Bonfire Season began as an ode to the amazing Siouxsie and the Banshees,” explains Laurent. “I've always been a fan of that slightly gothic, dark style of punk and felt it was the time for Gallows to explore that style of music. The verses still have that old school boot stomp feel but combined with atmospheric noises providing menacing undertones. “

With a video shot by Canadian director and musician Josh Reichmann, his dark and foreboding film style perfectly suits the song’s menacing and heavy vibes, as previously showcased on the band’s video for the track ‘Chains’ in 2014 which Reichmann also created.

The 7” single will feature the following tracks and will be available for pre-order from gallows.co.uk

A.
Bonfire Season
Bonfire Season (Jesus Fucking Christ remix)

B.
Denim Demon (originally by Turbonegro)
Scare Me (originally by Major Lazer) featuring Marcia Richards of The Skints

Album pre-orders and exclusive bundles also available from gallows.co.uk

2015 will also see Gallows back on the road, doing what they do best, and they can now announce the following dates. Support will come from Nottingham based chaos merchants Baby Godzilla. Cities will burn.

Tickets go on sale January 14th from kililive.com / seetickets.com

May
22nd Glasgow Cathouse
26TH London Garage
27th Manchester Sound Control

Check out the video for ‘Bonfire Season’ here: http://smarturl.it/bonfireseasonvideo

 Funeral For A Friend Unleash New Video.

Funeral For A FriendMonday 12th January 2015
With their highly anticipated seventh studio album Chapter and Verse set for release on January 19th, Funeral For A Friend have revealed the music video for new single 'Pencil Pusher'.

The track follows first single '1%' and received its world premiere on BBC Radio 1's Rock Show. Lead singer Matt Davies explains: “it’s a song about frustration, about letting the little things get to you, building gradually over time before you explode in a hail of fury and fire and blood.”

Recorded in two weeks with Lewis Johns (Gnarwolves, Goodtime Boys), 'Chapter and Verse' is a classic Funeral For A Friend effort in the spectacular way it melds gruff attitude with melodic choruses. It also happens to be one of the most sonically diverse and hard hitting records the band has ever made.

Listen to an exclusive preview of 'Chapter and Verse' here.

UK HEADLINE TOUR 2015
15 Jan Bristol, The Fleece
16 Jan Birmingham, Institute
17 Jan Manchester, Gorilla
18 Jan Glasgow, King Tuts
19 Jan Newcastle, Riverside
20 Jan Leeds, University
22 Jan London, Electric Ballroom
23 Jan Southampton, 1865

 36 Crazyfists Unleash New Video.

36 CrazyfistsSaturday 10th January 2015
36 Crazyfists will release their new album Time & Trauma via Spinefarm Records on February 16th. The band has now revealed the video for single ‘Also Am I’ here: http://vevo.ly/aDqUH5

The clip is largely performance-driven, so it's 36 Crazyfists in their most natural state. The clip was also filmed in the wilderness of their native Alaska.

Pre-order bundles featuring various merch packages plus a limited edition hockey puck can be purchased here. Also, if fans pre-order the digital album on iTunes they will receive ‘Also Am I’ straight away, here.

ON TOUR
04.02.2015 Plymouth (UK) The Hub
05.02.2015 Bournemouth (UK) Sound Circus
06.02.2015 Brighton (UK) Concorde 2
07.02.2015 Bristol (UK) The Marble Factory
08.02.2015 Stoke-On-Trent (UK) The Sugarmill
10.02.2015 Glasgow (UK) Classic Grand
11.02.2015 Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK) Newcastle Academy
12.02.2015 Manchester (UK) Manchester Academy 3
13.02.2015 Nottingham (UK) Rescue Rooms
14.02.2015 Birmingham (UK) Asylum
15.02.2015 Norwich (UK) The Waterfront
17.02.2015 London (UK) Electric Ballroom
18.02.2015 Southampton (UK) Engine Rooms
19.02.2015 Oxford (UK) Oxford O2 Academy

 Years And Years Win BBC Sound Of 2015.

Years And YearsSaturday 10th January 2015
Following the news of their latest single ‘King’, which is being released on the 1st March, we are pleased to announce that Years & Years have been crowned as the winners of this year’s BBC Sound of 2015.

The accolade caps off what has been a truly momentous and career-changing 12 months for Olly, Emre and Mikey - one that started with the release of their tastemaker single ‘Real’ and its follow-ups, ’Take Shelter’ and the chart-bothering ‘Desire’, with their three videos taking in a staggering 8.8 million views combine.

The year also saw them grace festivals across Europe and an autumn that saw them pick up support slots for Sam Smith and Clean Bandit, a performance on Later… With Jools Holland and a Radio 1 A-Listed single in ‘Desire’, nods to the coveted Brits Critics Choice and BBC Sound of Poll at the end of the year.

They had storming appearances at this year's city festival circuit, including Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Live at Leeds and Dot to Dot. They have also achieved a sold-out headline show at London's Oslo, a mini-Japan and European tour and most notably ended in their signing to the world-renowned, Polydor Records.

With what looks to be a standout year for the band ahead, new single ‘King’ will be released on March 1st on Polydor records.

Tour Dates:
26th February - Institute Library, Birmingham
27th February- Gorilla, Manchester
28th February - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
2nd March - Thekla, Bristol
3rd March - King Tuts, Glasgow
5th March - Heaven, London
6th March - Heaven, London
7th March - Concorde 2, Brighton

 Nails Stream New Music.

NailsSaturday 10th January 2015
Southern California based four-man hatecrew, NAILS, have revealed their first new music since the release of 2013's acclaimed 'Abandon All Life'.
The two brand new tracks “Among the Arches of Intolerance” and “In Pain” were exclusively recorded for US mag Decibel and have been pressed on to an extremely limited Flexi-Disc given away with February's issue.
UK fans of the band need not worry though, you can listen to the two new tracks on Soundcloud now https://soundcloud.com/decibelmagazine/nails-among-the-arches-of

Nuclear Blast announced the signing of NAILS last year and will be releasing their as-of-yet-untitled third album in 2015.

Don't miss NAILS when they come to the UK to play Bristol's Temples Festival May 29th – 31st visit the site for more info: http://www.templesfestival.co.uk

NAILS was formed in December 2007, and is comprised of Todd Jones, Taylor Young, John Gianelli, and A.R. Saba. Their music can only be described as being beyond conventional aural brutality. Their unique blend of grindcore, death metal and punk invokes the most unabashed violent emotions, from the recesses of its listeners reptilian brains. Their raw sincerity, take no prisoners live show and D.I.Y. work ethic has earned the band a vast loyal following, and made them the most talked about band in the underground. The legendary Max Cavalera recently accurately declared their current album Abandon All Life as “one of the best albums of the last 20 years,” and NAILS to be “probably the heaviest band right now.” Prepare to be conquered!

 

 Wednesday 13 Streams New Song.

Wednesday 13Saturday 10th January 2015
Hollywood's Horrorpunk godfather, WEDNESDAY 13 is streaming new brand song 'Serpent Society' over on Soundcloud in advance of the release of his first concept album, 'Monsters of the Universe: Come Out & Plague' this coming Monday 12th February. Check out the track here: https://soundcloud.com/wednesday-13/serpent-society

Wednesday tells us about the song, as follows; "'Serpent Society’ is one of my favourite tracks on the whole album. Lyrically, it tells a story about how all religions are manufactured by the same source and are all the same, whether you are worshipping god or the devil. All of this, while a race of shapeshifting reptilian beings are running and controlling the people on earth."

The album will be available on both CD and 12" double vinyl, with different sleeve artwork for each. You can pre-order the release at either Amazon ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Monsters-Universe-Come-Out-Plague/dp/B00PIW9B0U/), iTunes or Cargo Direct ( http://cargorecordsdirect.co.uk/products/wednesday-13-monsters-of-the-universe-come-out-and-plague).
Weds and his band hit UK shores in March and Mr 13 enthuses further; "I'm so excited to finally get back out after taking off 2014 with the band. We have re-vamped and re-charged everything that had become Wednesday 13 over the years, especially for this new tour. The look, the stage and the sound will be on a new level this time around. Along with all of this, we have added an additional member to our live show too, keyboardist/percussionist, Kyle Castronovo. I really can't wait to get out and play this new album live! We are so proud of it, so get ready earthlings...the Monsters are coming!"

UK tour dates line up as follows

Thu 5th Mar - SHEFFIELD Corporation
Fri 6th Mar - READING The Bowery District
Sat 7th Mar - EXETER The Cavern
Sun 8th Mar - SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
Tue 10th Mar - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Wed 11th Mar - MANCHESTER Club Academy
Thu 12th Mar - NEWCASTLE The Think Tank
Fri 13th Mar - GLASGOW Cathouse
Sat 14th Mar - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Sun 15th Mar - BRISTOL The Marble Factory
Tue 17th Mar - NORWICH Waterfront
Wed 18th Mar - CARDIFF The Globe

 Rise To Remain Split And Form New Band As Lions.

As LionsFriday 9th January 2015
Brit metallers Rise To Remain, have announced their split, and from the ashes, have given birth to the brand new As Lions. The 5-piece have unveiled their debut track 'The Fall', a ferocious, no-holds-barred blast of melodic metal.

Available to download for free, ‘The Fall’ showcases the band's heavy, crushing riffs, with lead singer Austin Dickinson’s lyrics tackling the theme of determination.

Says Austin Dickinson: “’The Fall’ is a song seething with an energy and determination that I have never felt before. Coming off the back of our former projects, it would be far too easy to release something that ‘treads the water’. We wanted this one out there first because it has that crucial diversity that sets us apart, but at its heart has the anthemic core and the fleshed out heaviness that made me want to make music in the first place. It’s a direct, impassioned and honest statement of intent for our future. 2015 is the year that UK Rock breaks down even more walls, and we are here to help light that fuse.“

With an EP due out in Spring, and a debut album to be released later this year, the UK has a new beast on its hands. As Lions have arrived

 sylosis Stream New Album.

SylosisFriday 9th January 2015
Despite the name, SYLOSIS' forthcoming release Dormant Heart is not a peaceful album: It’s about a powerful force unleashing anger against everyday injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them. The album is due to be released next week January the 12th but fans don't have to wait until then to hear the band's new offering as the guys are hosting an exclusive pre-release stream, which can be found at this location: http://smarturl.it/DormantHeartAlbum

SYLOSIS began tracking the new album back in March 2014, working away secretly alongside touring commitments. Drum tracks were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle House by original drummer Rob Callard, who parted ways with the band last month due to time restraints. After filling in for some live shows during SYLOSIS’ Spring 2014 tour, BLEED FROM WITHIN’s drummer Ali Richardson is now a permanent member of the band. The album was produced by Middleton with the help of engineer Scott Atkins and was mastered by TesseracT guitarist Acle Kahney.

Dormant Heart tracklist:
1. Where The Wolves Come To Die
2. Victims And Pawns
3. Dormant Heart
4. To Build A Tomb
5. Overthrown
6. Leech
7. Servitude
8. Indoctrinated
9. Harm
10. Mercy
11. Callous Souls
12. Quiescent
Bonus tracks:
12. Pillars Erode
13. Zero (Smashin’ Pumpkins cover)

Bonus DVD
The Dormant Heart Sessions - Live in the studio

 E Of E To Support Glamour Of The Kill.

EofEThursday 8th January 2015
Black Country 5-piece EofE are primed and ready to hit the road once again in February as support to UK metallers Glamour Of The Kill. The tour comes hot off the back of a storming successful headline run in November, which saw the band play 11 UK dates, including a raucous sold-out hometown show at the Birmingham Institute and a triumphant gig at a packed Borderline in London.

This cracker of a 13-date tour will be another opportunity to catch the explosive young talents at the top of their game. After spending the last year playing gigs wherever they could supporting other artists, the band have racked up a massively impressive 20,000 Facebook fans and 24,000 Twitter followers.

EofE have recently enjoyed success with their latest single ‘Bridges’, which has seen spins on the XFM Rock Show, Team Rock’s Breaking Bands, and is currently sitting pretty in the Kerrang and Planet Rock radio playlists. The track is a heavy, yet melodic slice of British rock at its finest, and was co-written with David Jones, one of the founder members of Heaven’s Basement. It showcases lead singer Tom Harris’ soaring vocals, accompanied by razor-sharp riffs, colossal bass lines and hefty drums.

‘Bridges’ places the band firmly alongside the likes of fellow UK rockers You Me At Six and Mallory Knox and is available to download for free from https://www.eofe.com. The track’s epic live performance promo video has accumulated an incredible 35,000 hits on YouTube.

Check out the ‘Bridges’ video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZs32oZutfM

You can catch the UK’s new rock prodigies playing at the following shows:

24th February – Glasgow, Audio
25th February – Newcastle, Think Tank
26th February – Manchester, Sound Control
27th February – York, Fibbers
28th February – London, Underworld
1st March – Bristol, The Exchange
3rd March – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
4th March – Stoke, Sugarmill
5th March – Nuneaton, Queens Hall
7th March – Gloucester, Guildhall
8th March – Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms

 Dr Living Dead Announce New Release.

Dr Living DeadThursday 8th January 2015
Within the frame of the 'Conquering Europe Part 2 – Out For Blood' tour as main support for Suicidal Angels, Swedish thrash metal maniacs DR. LIVING DEAD! will release an exclusive tour 7inch, presenting you the brand new track 'TEAMxDEADx', taken from the band’s upcoming third studio album 'Crush The Sublime Gods' that is set for release on February 23rd all across Europe. This special 7inch is worldwide limited to 500 copies on black vinyl and 500 copies on blue vinyl and will only be offered at the 'Conquering Europe' shows until the end of the tour.


'TEAMxDEADx' 7inch tracklist:

Side 1:
TEAMxDEADx *

Side 2:
Hologram **

* taken from the album 'Crush The Sublime Gods', out on Century Media Records on February 23rd
** exclusive track, not included on the album

DR. LIVING DEAD!’s upcoming third studio album, 'Crush The Sublime Gods', will be released in Europe on February 23rd, 2015 through Century Media Records in the following formats: Standard CD Jewelcase, limited Digipak CD (with two bonus tracks), limited LP (including the CD of the Digipak version) and as digital album. One fine new track of 'Crush The Sublime Gods' has already been made available via Soundcloud in mid December. If you missed it so far, you might want to check it out now:

https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/dr-living-dead-civilized-to-death/s-Zbx18

'Crush The Sublime Gods' tracklist (CD/digital album):
1. Final Broadcast
2. Crush The Sublime Gods
3. TEAMxDEADx
4. Eternal Darkness Of The Fucked Up Mind
5. Buck$
6. Civilized To Death
7. Another Life
8. Force Fed
9. Scanners
10. Salvation
11. No Way Out
12. Triggerkiller
13. Wake Up…Join The Dead!

'Crush The Sublime Gods' tracklist (Limited Digipak CD):

1. Final Broadcast
2. Crush The Sublime Gods
3. TEAMxDEADx
4. Eternal Darkness Of The Fucked Up Mind
5. Buck$
6. Civilized To Death
7. Another Life
8. Force Fed
9. Scanners
10. Free? (exclusive bonus track)
11. Salvation
12. No Way Out
13. One Man's Truth (exclusive bonus track)
14. Triggerkiller
15. Wake Up…Join The Dead!

'Crush The Sublime Gods' tracklist (LP*):

Side 1
1. Final Broadcast
2. Crush The Sublime Gods
3. TEAMxDEADx
4. Eternal Darkness Of The Fucked Up Mind
5. Buck$
6. Civilized To Death
7. Another Life

Side 2
1. Force Fed
2. Scanners
3. Salvation
4. No Way Out
5. Triggerkiller
6. Wake Up…Join The Dead!

* also includes the CD of the limited Digipak version (with two bonus tracks)

DR. LIVING DEAD! live:

"Conquering Europe Part 2 - Out For Blood” tour
Supporting: SUICIDAL ANGELS
Special guest: ANGELUS APATRIDA
Presented by: Legacy, Rock it!, Metalnews, Noizeletter

11.02.2015 (D) AACHEN Musikbunker
12.02.2015 (NL) BREDA Mezz
13.02.2015 (B) AARSCHOT De Klinker
14.02.2015 (D) ESSEN Turock
15.02.2015 (NL) LEUUWARDEN Club Romein
16.02.2015 (D) OSNABRÜCK Bastard Club
17.02.2015 (D) HAMBURG Marx
18.02.2015 (D) BERLIN K17
19.02.2015 (PL) WARSAW Progresja
20.02.2015 (PL) CRACOW Fabryka
21.02.2015 (CZ) ZLIN Masters of Rock Cafe
22.02.2015 (A) VIENNA Viper Room
24.02.2015 (SK) KOSICE Colloseum
25.02.2015 (HU) BUDAPEST Dürer Kert
26.02.2015 (SLO) LJUBLJANA Orto Bar
27.02.2015 (BA) SARAJEVO Club Sloga
28.02.2015 (SRB) BELGRADE Dom Omladine
01.03.2015 (HR) ZAGREB tba
03.03.2015 (SK) BRATISLAVA tba
04.03.2015 (A) GRAZ tba
05.03.2015 (I) MILAN Blue Rose Saloon
06.03.2015 (D) MUNICH Backstage
07.03.2015 (CH) LENZBURG Met Bar
08.03.2015 (F) TOULOUSE Connexion
10.03.2015 (E) BARCELONA Razzmatazz 2
11.03.2015 (E) MURCIA Garaje
12.03.2015 (E) MADRID Shoko
13.03.2015 (E) BILBAO Euskal Metal Assault Festival
14.03.2015 (F) NICE Alterax
15.03.2015 (F) PARIS Glaz'art
17.03.2015 (D) WEINHEIM Cafe Central
18.03.2015 (D) AALEN Rock It
19.03.2015 (A) INNSBRUCK Weekender
20.03.2015 (D) HERBOLDZHEIM Atlantis
21.03.2015 (D) LEIPZIG Hellraiser
22.03.2015 (D) COLOGNE MTC

 Barren Earth Sign To Century Media Records.

Barren EarthThursday 8th January 2015
Century Media Records are proud to announce the signing of BARREN EARTH!

Combining elements of modern and traditional death metal with 70's prog rock and folk, originally Finnish progressive death metal outfit BARREN EARTH, now reinforced by Faroese native lead singer Jón Aldará, managed to build up an excellent reputation with only two albums. Their debut 'Curse Of The Red River' (2010) and its follow-up 'The Devil’s Resolve' (2012) have already solidified the band as one of the most promising upcoming acts of the genre and now they are at the ready to release another milestone in their career, taking the experimentation and heaviness to even further heights.

The band comments:

”It's the middle of a long, dark and cold winter here in Finland, however there’s no limit to our excitement as the future looks really bright today! We have a new set of music about to be released, having worked our asses off to create not just another album but a piece of real substance and weight in a world of cheap thrills and quickly forgotten gimmicks. We really poured our hearts and souls on this one and it's by far our best work yet.

For this most important release in our career, it was obvious we should only be partnering with the best possible label - nothing less than the mighty Century Media. We truly feel we could not be in better hands. This is where we want to be, the stars are aligned and all the ducks are in a row - 2015 is going to be the biggest year ever for BARREN EARTH!”

Jens Prüter, Head Of A&R Century Media Europe comments:

“I still remember hearing the early Barren Earth demos six years ago in November 2008. We all liked it but one reason or another we were not then able to sign them. Fail. These fine gentlemen from Finland have now created and developed into a serious force in progressive death/doom metal. The band had progressed into one of the most interesting bands of the genre – mainly because they go beyond the boundaries of any genre and create a dark world of their own. It takes a while to fully get into their sound universe, but that’s what I like even more in our short-lived time. I’m sure the new album will be a timeless classic and I want to thank Barren Earth for knocking at our door again.”

BARREN EARTH recently finished the recordings for their third studio album which is scheduled to be released in early 2015. Details on that will be released shortly.

 Periphery Unleash New Song 'Alpha'.

PeripheryThursday 8th January 2015
PERIPHERY hailing from Washington, DC have just launched 'Alpha', the title track from the band’s forthcoming release 'Juggernaut: Alpha' which is simultaneously released with 'Juggernaut: Omega':
Check out 'Alpha': http://youtu.be/MGYCDZvEBvY
Fellow Germans can watch the clip under the following link: http://www.muzu.tv/periphery/alpha-album-track-video/2347494/

“’Alpha’ is the title track from the first ‘Juggernaut’ album and I’m particularly proud of how this one turned out,” explained guitar player Jake Bowen. “I really enjoy songs that have an unconventional arrangement but still flow nicely, and I think that's exactly why I like ‘Alpha’; it starts out more upbeat, then evolves into a darker mood towards the end, illustrating the ‘Juggernaut’ story both musically and lyrically. Additionally, a few different themes and motifs appear in this song, acting as a nexus between the ‘Juggernaut: Alpha’ and ‘Juggernaut: Omega’ albums. I hope you like this one as much as I do! Enjoy!"

'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega' are out on the following dates via Century Media Records:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / FINLAND: Friday, January 23, 2015
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, January 26, 2015
ITALY / SPAIN / POLAND: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
SWEDEN: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
'Juggernaut: Alpha' is available with a mini-poster while 'Juggernaut: Omega' is accompanied by a bonus-DVD featuring 'The JuggerDoc'. Both come in O-cards with PERIPHERY’s trademark P dye-cut. 'Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega' is available as Gatefold 2LP.

Pre-order physical copies:
Amongst both CD formats CM Distro is offering the 2LP vinyl version of 'Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega' on exclusive white vinyl: http://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/Periphery/1674?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13
Impericon have bundles online: http://www.smarturl.it/PERIPHERY-impericon

Digital pre-orders via iTunes come with instant access to five new tracks: 'The Scourge', '22 Faces', 'The Bad Thing', 'Graveless' and 'Alpha':
http://smarturl.it/alphaITUNESn
http://smarturl.it/omegaITUNES

The band previously made the following tracks available to check out:
'The Scourge': http://youtu.be/QGFNo4zBnoM
'The Bad Thing': http://youtu.be/elXwWxd9Ld8
'22 Faces': http://youtu.be/zL8uL1eg17g
'Graveless': http://youtu.be/Bx4TCGGMRJE

PERIPHERY will embark on extensive touring around the release of 'Juggernaut'. First will be a five-week North American tour with support coming from Nothing More, Wovenwar and Thank You Scientist. Next on their agenda are Russia, a full European tour with Devin Townsend Project and Shining which leads to a PERIPHERY headlining show in London, UK, on April 1st.

PERIPHERY
26.02.2015 (BY) Minsk - Re:Public
27.02.2015 (RUS) St. Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya
28.02.2015 (RUS) Moscow - Volta
02.03.2015 (RUS) Novosibirsk - Rock City
03.03.2015 (RUS) Yekaterinburg - Tele-Club

PERIPHERY
w/ Devin Townsend Project, Shining
05.03.15 (F) Paris - La Cigale
06.03.15 (D) Karlsruhe - Substage
07.03.15 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
08.03.15 (I) Milan - Live Club
10.03.15 (D) Munich - Backstage Werk
11.03.15 (A) Vienna - Arena
12.03.15 (H) Budapest - A38
13.03.15 (SLO) Bratislava - Majestic
14.03.15 (CZ) Prague - Roxy
16.03.15 (PL) Warsaw - Stodola
17.03.15 (D) Hamburg - Gruenspan
18.03.15 (DK) Aarhus - Voxhall
19.03.15 (N) Oslo - Rockefeller
21.03.15 (FIN) Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
22.03.15 (FIN) Helsinki - Circus
24.03.15 (S) Stockholm - Debaser
25.03.15 (DK) Copenhagen - Amager Bio
26.03.15 (D) Bochum - Matrix
27.03.15 (NL) Eindhoven - Effenaar
29.03.15 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
30.03.15 (UK) Glasgow - O2 ABC
31.03.15 (UK) Manchester - Academy

PERIPHERY + special guests
01.04.2015 (UK) London - O2 Academy Islington

 

 Enter Shikari Unleash New Single.

Enter ShikariTuesday 6th January 2015
Straight out of the blocks for 2015, Enter Shikari unveil ‘Anaesthetist’, the latest track to be released from their forthcoming album ‘The Mindsweep’ (out January 19th 2015), and one of the most fan-anticipated new pieces of music from the St Alban’s quartet since it’s UK live debut at Reading / Leeds and on their main stage stint on Warped Tour in the USA last summer.

‘Anaesthetist’ is unashamed in its attack on those who would dismantle our NHS in the name of corporate greed and Tory economic ideology.
Vocalist / lyricist Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject;

“We seem to have reached a stage of such capitalistic fervour, that we believe it acceptable to punish people for ill health. By charging for healthcare we act as if illness is nothing but one’s own problem, but what is the purpose and advantage of ‘civilisation' if it is not helping the most vulnerable within society?

The lottery of birth can offer us a wealth of bad luck when it comes to our health and the safety nets are being pulled in as the desire to boost profit overtakes the desire to help people.”

Further reading - http://www.keepournhspublic.com

View the official video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1OIxKYmdG0

‘The Mindsweep’ will be released in the UK on January 19th 2015 and comes almost exactly three years to the day after the release of the band’s last full-length album, ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’.
Pre-orders for the album are available now from
http://www.entershikari.com/store, including a pair of rather lavish super-limited-edition formats and exclusive coloured vinyl available only via the band’s own webstore.

2015 will be a year of touring in support of ‘The Mindsweep’, with UK & European shows already announced and with many shows already sold out. The band have also announced two high-profile UK festival headline slots.. the first of which sees them headlining the Second Stage at Download Festival in June, and then headlining Somerset’s Nass Festival in July.

TICKETS AND ALBUM PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW AT
WWW.ENTERSHIKARI.COM

JANUARY 2015
FRI 09 BRUSSELS, BE - AB BOX - *SOLD OUT*
SAT 10 AMSTERDAM, NE - MELKWEG - *SOLD OUT*
SUN 11 BIELEFELD, DE - RINGLOKSCHUPPEN
TUE 13 PRAGUE, CZ - LMB - *SOLD OUT*
WED 14 NUREMBERG, DE - HIRSCH
THU 15 BERLIN, DE - KESSELHAUS

FEBRUARY 2015
MON 02 PARIS, FR - LA CIGALE
TUE 03 SOLOTHURN, CH - KOFMEAL
WED 04 LYON, FR - TRANSBORDEUR
THU 05 MILAN, IT - MAGAZZINI GENERALI
SAT 07 LEIPZIG, DE - HELLRAISER
SUN 08 VIENNA, AUT - ARENAN
MON 09 MUNICH, DE - MUFFATHALLE
TUE 10 WUERZBURG, DE - POSTHALLE
WED 11 COLOGNE, DE - LIVE MUSIC HALL
FRI 13 HAMBURG, DE - DOCKS
SAT 14 FRANKFURT, DE - BATSCHKAPP

MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK - PYRAMIDS - *SOLD OUT*
TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK - YPLAS - *SOLD OUT*
WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY - *SOLD OUT*
SAT 21 GLASGOW, UK - BARROWLAND - *SOLD OUT*
SUN 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK - TOWN HALL
TUE 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK - CORN EXCHANGE
WED 25 NORWICH, UK - UEA - *SOLD OUT*
THUR 26 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE - *SOLD OUT*
FRI 27 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE (EXTRA DATE)

 Bloodstock Open Air 2015 Opens Deposit Scheme.

BloodstockTuesday 6th January 2015
It’s the first week back to the grind, but here comes BLOODSTOCK HQ with some news to brighten your week! If you’ve not picked up your ticket yet, the very popular deposit scheme is now available to help you spread the burden of paying for your 2015 ticket. Now you can secure your wristband for 2015’s heaviest festival for three incremental payments of just £45! Much more affordable than forking out a lump sum after you’ve spent all your cash on Christmas gifts and New Year booze!!

Festival goers have a 2-month window (from 10am on Tuesday 6th Jan until midnight on 7th Mar) to subscribe to the plan, with the initial payment being taken on the day of sign up. The deal breaks down as follows:

1st payment - £45 (plus £7 booking fee) required on the day of sign up.
2nd payment - £45 - debited from your account on 27th March.
3rd payment – £45 (+ postage) - debited from your account on 29th May.

Payments will be debited automatically by bank transfer on the designated day(s), so the buyer doesn't have to worry about accidentally missing a payment. Sign up at the following link and select the ‘Standard weekend with camping instalment plan’ to get yourself covered: http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956.

While you’re signing up to the scheme, watch one of 2014’s headliners, the mighty EMPEROR slaying their way through ‘I Am The Black Wizards’ at last year’s weekender, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN-jdL1zZck.

Please note that the deposit scheme is only available for regular weekend tickets with camping. If you want your ticket in hand right away, you can grab one now priced £135 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass (with camping). VIP tickets and VIP upgrades (for previously bought regular weekend tickets) are also now available from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956.

Campervan pitches are nearly sold out, so if you want one of these, pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Already announced for 2015 are the three headliners; WITHIN TEMPTATION, TRIVIUM, and ROB ZOMBIE with his full production, plus special guests OPETH and SABATON, as well as a stellar undercard including the likes of CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ENSIFERUM, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, AGALLOCH, ARMORED SAINT, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, and ENSLAVED. More bands will be announced in due course. Look up all the info on BLOODSTOCK 2014 so far over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2015. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Amon Amarth To Head Out On Tour.

Amon AmarthTuesday 6th January
Swedish heavy metal icons AMON AMARTH will be returning to Europe in January/February for a month long tour in regional UK, regional France and Spain/Portugal.

The band comments: "UK, Portugal, Spain, France and UK…get ready this January for a Viking invasion! We'll be making an extensive UK expedition where we'll be pillaging smaller clubs in virtually every nook and cranny of the country. We're also making a more in depth raid of France, Spain and Portugal. Finally! As support on this mission we're bringing our friends in Huntress and up-and-comers Savage Messiah. Don't miss this awesome night of metal and we will take no prisoners!"

AMON AMARTH
+ Huntress
+ Savage Messiah
15/01/15 FR - Lille - Le Splendid
16/01/15 UK - Brighton - Concorde 2
17/01/15 UK - Plymouth - The Hub
18/01/15 UK - Bristol - Thelka
19/01/15 UK - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
21/01/15 UK - Norwich - Waterfront
22/01/15 UK - Colchester - Arts Center
23/01/15 UK - Oxford - O2 Academy 2
24/01/15 UK - Stoke - Sugarmill
25/01/15 UK - Manchester - Academy 2
27/01/15 UK - Glasgow - Classic Grand
28/01/15 UK - Leeds - Stylus
29/01/15 UK - Newcastle - Newcastle University
30/01/15 UK - Lemmington - The Assembly
31/01/15 UK - Southampton - 1865
02/02/15 FR - Rouen - Le Cargo
03/02/15 FR - Reims - La Cartonnerie
04/02/15 FR - Nancy - L'autre Canal
05/02/15 FR - Nimes - La Paloma
06/02/15 ES - Bilbao - Santana 27
07/02/15 ES - Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz
08/02/15 ES - Madrid - La Riviera
10/02/15 PT - Lisboa - Paradise Garage
11/02/15 PT - Porto - Hard Club
12/02/15 ES - Santiago - Captol
14/02/15 FR - Clermont-Ferrand - La Cooperative De Mai
15/02/15 FR - Strasbourg - La Laiterie

 The Stranglers Announce March 2015 Tour.

StranglersTuesday 6th January 2015
Following 2014’s spectacular, sell out Ruby Anniversary Tour and accompanying celebratory box set album release, Giants & Gems, the Stranglers march ever onward with the announcement of their 2015 UK tour.

As 2014 draws to a close, punk-era iconoclasts, The Stranglers can look back at what must be one of their most successful years ever. Earlier this year the band celebrated their 40th anniversary with the spectacular Ruby Tour. Fans, old and new, flocked to venues throughout the land to hear a thrilling programme of music, spanning five decades, performed by one of the finest live groups in the country.

For The Stranglers it was a record-breaking UK tour with sell-out shows at venue after venue as music fans voted with their feet. The press accolades came flooding in too, the groups’ considerable contribution and importance to the British music scene receiving well-deserved recognition in the specialist music magazines and national newspapers alike. As the long hot summer followed, the group found themselves gracing the main stages at many of the UK and Europe’s premier festivals, including V Festival, T-in-the-Park and and Electric Picnic.

One of the punk era’s most eclectic and non compromising bands,The Stranglers have always drawn upon a wide range of musical genres; from pop to prog, metal to jazz, creating their own distinctive style. Each band member’s considerable, often downright virtuosic, musical talent has allowed them to explore and expand their sonic palette, leading to some of the most memorable pop and rock tunes of the last five decades; from the strident opening bass solo of No More Heroes to the lilting harpsichord strains of Golden Brown. It is little wonder, then, that the band were invited to perform with the London Sinfonietta at the 2013 BBC Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Without doubt one of the most exciting, credible and influential British bands today, The Stranglers will be one of the highlights on the 2015 live circuit – an essential show not to be missed as they perform songs from their much-loved repertoire at venues throughout the country next March.

‘Close to vintage’ – Uncut

‘The Stranglers have never sounded so alive’ – 4/5 Mojo

‘Never have they sounded so urgent.Never have they sounded so dark,never have they sounded so philosophical, melodic, snarling and triumphant’ – Vive Le Rock 9/10

‘Enough of the old menace to satisfy the faithful’ - Q magazine

‘Britain’s longest-lived punk band remain lean and mean’ – Mail On Sunday 4 stars’

‘The Stranglers:a beefy musical stew dominated by brutal bass and smouldering organ. The punk veterans prove they are still a force to be reckoned with’ - theartsdesk.com

MARCH 2015
Tuesday 03 Brighton Dome
Thursday 05 Guildford G Live
Friday 06 London Roundhouse
Saturday 07 Sheffield O2 Academy
Monday 09 Liverpool O2 Academy 1
Tuesday 10 Cardiff University
Thursday 12 Newcastle O2 Academy
Friday 13 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Saturday 14 Birmingham O2 Academy 1
Monday 16 Portsmouth Guildhall
Tuesday 17 Leeds O2 Academy
Thursday 19 Bristol O2 Academy
Friday 20 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 21 Manchester Academy 1
Monday 23 Oxford O2 Academy 1
Tuesday 24 Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 26 Aberdeen Beach Ballroom
Friday 27 Kilmarnock Grand Hall
Saturday 28 Glasgow O2 Academy

 Nightwish Hard At Work On New Album.

NightwishMonday 22nd December 2014
Right before the peaceful days of Christmas, Finland-based symphonic metal members of NIGHTWISH want to share some important news with everyone.
On March 30th, the hotly anticipated new studio album will be released, entitled 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful'.

"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

- Charles Darwin, 'The Origin Of Species'

“This classic quote is where it all began. We set sail for the ultimate journey in March 2015, join us!”, adds Tuomas Holopainen secretly.

The detailed cover-artwork was created by longtime collaborator Toxic Angel.
'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' features eleven new songs and will be released in different formats:

Standard CD
Digibook (incl. instrumental CD)
2LP (vinyl in gatefold) in different colours
Earbook (incl. instrumental and orchestral CD)
Earbook (deluxe version incl. bonus vinyl)
Download

Pre-order your copy here: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISH-Endless

Beforehand there will be the release of the first single called 'Élan', which will be out on February 13th. The 4-track single features the album version, radio edit and an alternate version of 'Élan', as well as the non-album bonus track 'Sagan'.

Pre-order your copy of 'Élan' exclusively here available on
Gold vinyl: http://bit.ly/ElanGold
Blue vinyl: http://bit.ly/ElanBlue

Endless Forms Most Beautiful will be the first NIGHTWISH studio album to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen. Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen will sit out on the recording sessions due to health issues; Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN a.o.) will replace him.
NIGHTWISH also revealed the famed evolutionary biologist and writer, Professor Richard Dawkins as a guest on this eighth studio album.

 

 Turbowolf Announce two Tours.

TurbowolfMonday 22nd December 2014
British alt-rockers TURBOWOLF are one of the most thrilling and exhilarating live acts on the planet right now, as their sold-out headline show at Dingwalls last week proved beyond any doubt. “From the moment Turbowolf hit the stage they're completely unstoppable, [shaking] your foundations and demanding that you dance. The band lock into the groove so tight, there's not an ounce of fat between the notes. Turbowolf have evolved into the full package, primed for the big time if tonight's show is anything to go by.” – Metal Hammer

After the storming success of their recent tour with Royal Blood and the ‘Download Freezes Over’ headline tour, the Bristolian groovemeisters are getting back on the road to promote their incredible new album ‘Two Hands’, with a 12-date tour across the UK and Europe supporting Death From Above 1979, and a string of headline dates across the UK in April.

‘Two Hands’ is a master class in taking rock music to the outer limits and creating something truly unique. Stuffed to the gills with grooves, riffs and rhythms to make you lose your mind it reaches deep into the secret history of mankind, ponders the wonders of evolution and even includes references to the government’s mysterious mind control program, ‘MK Ultra’.

From the slow and sludgy Black Sabbath-esque chugs of ‘Pale Horse’, to the relentless, frantic beats of ‘American Mirrors’ and ‘Rich Gift’, to the more laid-back, trippy sounds of ‘Invisible Hand’ and ‘Toy Memaha’, Turbowolf have delivered an album of unassailable sonic adventure, with an abundance of eclectic electronics, throbbing bass, bruising drums, fizzing guitars and the kind of vocals from singer Chris Georgiadis, that have you believe he’s singing for his very survival.

And in amongst the far-reaching eccentricities that Turbowolf have made their own, the band have an impeccable ear for a hit with current single ‘Rabbits Foot’ eating up the airwaves with huge support at Radio 1, and the likes of ‘Solid Gold’, and ‘Nine Lives’ delivering the kind of twisted melodies that will have your head spinning for days.

After spending most of 2013 writing the album, the band took to the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales to record it in a frenzied six weeks, breaking every rule they could in the search for sonic excellence. The result is an absolutely incredible body of work, co-produced with Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Band of Skulls, Opeth).

‘Two Hands’ will be the first official release from Turbowolf after they signed to Universal Music as the first band announced under the joint venture between Spinefarm Records and Search & Destroy back in November. Their next UK tour will see them step up from eccentric cult favourites to the rock’n’roll heroes of 2015.

Great Britain - prepare yourselves for the musical apocalypse that is Turbowolf. The band are standing on the cusp of great things, ready to spread their wings and fly!

on tour with
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979
Tickets on sale now - www.deathfromabove1979.com
20/02/14 Dublin - Academy
21/02/14 Belfast - Limelight
23/02/14 Glasgow - ABC
24/02/14 Manchester – The Ritz
25/02/14 London – O2 Brixton Academy
26/02/14 Birmingham – Institute
28/02/14 Paris – Gaite Lyrique
01/03/14 Brussels – AB Box
02/03/14 Luxembourg – Den Atellier
03/03/14 Hamburg - Markthalle
05/03/14 Berlin - Postbahnhof
06/03/14 Dortmund – Visions Party
APRIL HEADLINE TOUR
Tickets on sale now - www.turbowolf.co.uk
08/04/14 Oxford – Bullingdon Arms
09/04/14 Swansea – Sin City
10/04/14 Nottingham - Bodega
11/04/14 Coventry – Kasbah (Tricky Disco Club)
12/04/14 Leeds – The Key Club
14/04/14 Liverpool – Academy II
15/04/14 Newcastle – Academy II
16/04/14 Sheffield – The Harley
17/04/14 Tunbridge Wells - Forum
18/04/14 Southampton – Talking Heads
20/04/14 Cambridge – Portland Arms
22/04/14 Bristol – The Marble Factory

 

 Rival Sons Announce 2015 UK Tour.

Rival SonsMonday 22nd December 2014
Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS are currently winding up the UK leg of their European tour, and are delighted to announce they will be heading back in March and April 2015 which will see them headline the prestigious Roundhouse in London. Tickets go on sale THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2014 – 10AM.

The band recently performed on Later With Jools Holland, following another TV appearance in the USA on the Late Show with David Letterman and phenomenal performance at the star-studded Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards in LA. They also fitted in a last minute support slot with Lenny Kravitz at Wembley Arena.

With elements of psychedelia and more than a nod to soul the new Rival Sons album ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ received rave reviews when it was released earlier this year. It was rated the No.1 album of 2014 by Classic Rock magazine as well as hitting the Top 20 albums of the year in Kerrang magazine. This, their fifth record in as many years saw the band yet again recording live in Nashville, using 50’s gear borrowed from Sun studios , acknowledging their heritage, but always having their eyes and ears focussed on the 21st Century.

There will be a new RIVAL SONS single in January 2015. ‘Good Things’ is a stroll through the land of possibilities that highlights the soulful melodies of enigmatic singer Jay Buchanan, shows off the signature guitar tones of Scott Holiday whilst the powerhouse rhythm section of Michael Miley on drums and the sultry grooves of Dave Beste on bass pin the whole song down.

March 2015
Sat 28 Leeds Academy, UK
Sun 29 Liverpool Academy, UK
Mon 30 Glasgow Academy, UK

April 2015
Wed 1 London Roundhouse, UK
Fri 3 Nottingham Rock City, UK
Sat 4 Southampton, Guildhall UK

 Imagine Dragons Back With New Album.

Imagine DragonsMonday 22nd December 2014
Grammy Award winning Imagine Dragons are back with their hugely anticipated new album ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ released Feb 16th on Interscope/KIDinaKORNER.

Written and produced by Imagine Dragons (with additional production by Alex Da Kid), ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ uses the frenetic energy of life on the road to infuse their music with both raw tension and intense vulnerability.

As on their platinum selling debut ‘Night Visions’, the band works with sharply crafted beats and grooves to dream up rhythm-driven rock music that’s artful yet visceral. Also revealing the band’s dedication to keeping it homespun, ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ marks the first release recorded in their new self-built home studio.

A standard version of ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ is now available for pre-order on Itunes and on purchase fans will receive an instant download of “Gold.” If fans pre-order the Deluxe version they will receive downloads of both ‘Gold’ and ‘Warriors’.

Fans can also pre-order a Collectors Limited Art Box version of the album. This format includes lithograph prints designed by artist Tim Cantor for every song on the album as well as an oversized album booklet in a collectible box.

Imagine Dragons first exploded onto the global arena with their huge hit ‘Radioactive’, following it up with hits ‘It’s Time’, ‘Demons’ and ‘Top Of The World’ in the process selling sold over 22 million singles worldwide.

Not just a singles band, their debut album Night Visions has sold over 4 millions copies to date and seen them tour the world with three shows at Brixton Academy and performances at both Glastonbury and Reading/Leeds.

‘Smoke + Mirrors’ Formats Below:

STANDARD
1. Shots
2. Gold
3. Smoke And Mirrors
4. I’m So Sorry
5. I Bet My Life
6. Polaroid
7. Friction
8. It Comes Back To You
9. Dream
10. Trouble
11. Summer
12. Hopeless Opus
13. The Fall

Deluxe (digital & physical)
1. Shots
2. Gold
3. Smoke And Mirrors
4. I’m So Sorry
5. I Bet My Life
6. Polaroid
7. Friction
8. It Comes Back To You
9. Dream
10. Trouble
11. Summer
12. Hopeless Opus
13. The Fall
14. Thief
15. The Unknown
16. Second Chances
17. Release
18. Warriors

Super Deluxe (physical only - 2 CD set + O card wrap)
CD1
1. Shots
2. Gold
3. Smoke And Mirrors
4. I’m So Sorry
5. I Bet My Life
6. Polaroid
7. Friction
8. It Comes Back to You
9. Dream
10. Trouble
11. Summer
12. Hopeless Opus
13. The Fall
CD2
14. Thief
15. The Unknown
16. Second Chances
17. Release
18. Warriors
19. Battle Cry (from ‘Transformers – Age Of Extinction’)
20. Monster (from ‘Infinity Blade III’)
21. Who We Are (from ‘Hunger Games - Catching Fire’ Soundtrack)

 

 36 Crazyfists To Release New Album And Announce 2015 UK Tour.

36 CrazyfistsMonday 22nd December 2014
Highly acclaimed and much-loved Alaskan band 36 Crazyfists, who have crafted their own unique blend of metal, post-hardcore, metalcore and beyond, will embark on a headline tour of the UK in February 2015 – the launch point for a European run also taking in the Netherlands, Germany & Switzerland.

This month-long outing aligns with the February 16th release of the group’s sixth album, ‘Time and Trauma’ – a 12-tracker, produced by 36CF guitarist Steve Holt, marking the start of a new worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

Pre-order bundles featuring various merch packages plus a limited edition hockey puck can be purchased here. Also, fans can pre-order the digital album, including the instant grat track ‘Also Am I’, here.

"February can't come soon enough," exclaims frontman Brock Lindow. "We can't wait to kick off our world tour in the UK and Europe, and bringing our friends in All Hail The Yeti and Cytota just turns up the heat even more. Strap on your helmets and lace up your party boots, the Alaskans are coming for you!"

36 Crazyfists are back and raring to go, ready to rip the roof off each and every venue, reducing the structures to piles of smouldering ash.

36 Crazyfists February 2015 UK tour dates, supported by All Hail The Yeti (US) & Cytota (UK):-

4th – The Hub, Plymouth
5th – Sound Circus, Bournemouth
6th – Concorde 2, Brighton
7th – The Marble Factory, Bristol
8th – The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent
10th – Classic Grand, Glasgow
11th – Newcastle Academy
12th – Manchester, Academy 3
13th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
14th – Asylum, Birmingham
15th – The Waterfront, Norwich
17th – Electric Ballroom, London
18th – Engine Rooms, Southampton
19th – O2 Academy, Oxford

 Enter Shikari Release New Video.

StarsetMonday 22nd December 2014
Out of the blue on Monday 15th December 2015, Enter Shikari released an animated video for the track ‘Slipshod’ via their own Ambush Reality Youtube channel.
it can be viewed here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O72jXoMIkg

‘Slipshod’ is, kind of, NOT taken from the forthcoming album 'The Mindsweep’. It is, instead, an iTunes exclusive bonus track and, therefore, to use the twisted logic that exists within the walls of Shikari HQ, ideal for spending money on making a video for.
So… contact was made with Mr Peter MacAdams of Vancouver, Canada, formerly an animator on legendary gross-out cartoon series Ren & Stimpy (a long-time favourite of the band).
The results speak for themselves.

‘The Mindsweep’ will be released in the UK on January 19th 2015 and comes almost exactly three years to the day after the release of the band’s last full-length album, ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’.
Pre-orders for the album are available now from http://www.entershikari.com/store, including a pair of rather lavish super-limited-edition formats and exclusive coloured vinyl available only via the band’s own webstore.

Enter Shikari have but one show left in 2014. Its one of their now legendary Christmas Party shows, and also features supports from two of the most exciting young rock bands in Britain today, Nottingham’s Baby Godzilla and Yorkshire’s Allusondrugs.
The band will also DJ at the show’s afterparty til 3am under their alter-ego guise of the Shikari Sound System.
The event takes place this Wednesday at Liverpool’s Camp & Furnace venue, and the remaining few tickets are available from the band’s website.

2015 will be a year of touring in support of ‘The Mindsweep’, with UK & European shows already announced and with many shows already sold out. The band have also announced two high-profile UK festival headline slots.. the first of which sees them headlining the Second Stage at Download Festival in June, and then headlining Somerset’s Nass Festival in July.

TICKETS AND ALBUM PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW AT
WWW.ENTERSHIKARI.COM

DECEMBER 2014
WED 17 LIVERPOOL, UK - CAMP & FURNACE

JANUARY 2015
FRI 09 BRUSSELS, BE - AB BOX - *SOLD OUT*
SAT 10 AMSTERDAM, NE - MELKWEG - *SOLD OUT*
SUN 11 BIELEFELD, DE - RINGLOKSCHUPPEN
TUE 13 PRAGUE, CZ - LMB
WED 14 NUREMBERG, DE - HIRSCH
THU 15 BERLIN, DE - KESSELHAUS

FEBRUARY 2015
MON 02 PARIS, FR - LA CIGALE
TUE 03 SOLOTHURN, CH - KOFMEAL
WED 04 LYON, FR - TRANSBORDEUR
THU 05 MILAN, IT - MAGAZZINI GENERALI
SAT 07 LEIPZIG, DE - HELLRAISER
SUN 08 VIENNA, AUT - ARENAN
MON 09 MUNICH, DE - MUFFATHALLE
TUE 10 WUERZBURG, DE - POSTHALLE
WED 11 COLOGNE, DE - LIVE MUSIC HALL
FRI 13 HAMBURG, DE - DOCKS
SAT 14 FRANKFURT, DE - BATSCHKAPP

MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK - PYRAMIDS - *SOLD OUT*
TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK - YPLAS - *SOLD OUT*
WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY - *SOLD OUT*
SAT 21 GLASGOW, UK - BARROWLAND - *SOLD OUT*
SUN 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK - TOWN HALL
TUE 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK - CORN EXCHANGE
WED 25 NORWICH, UK - UEA
THUR 26 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE - *SOLD OUT*
FRI 27 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE (EXTRA DATE)

 Extreme Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of Extreme: II Pornofraffitti.

ExtremeMonday 22nd December 2014
Extreme II: Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairy Tale) first came out on A&M Records in August 1990, the follow-up to the band’s 1989 debut. The album is considered, according to the newly penned liner notes by Metal Hammer’s Malcolm Dome contained in the accompanying booklet, as the “definitive album” of the band’s career.

“This was the album where we found ourselves,” says vocalist Gary Cherone. “Our first album showed us to be the bastard sons of Queen, Aerosmith and Van Halen. But on the second record, we discovered our style and sound.”

The deluxe edition reissue includes a full second album of rare mixes and B-sides re-mastered from the original tapes, and is scheduled for release on February 9th, 2015. The original album, which went double platinum in the U.S. with more than two million sold, cracking the Billboard 200 Top 10, featured the chart-topping single “More Than Words,” the Top 5 “Hole Hearted” and the rock radio standout “Get the Funk Out,” which included vocals by Pat Travers. Dweezil Zappa, (whose solo album guitarist Nuno Bettencourt was about to produce) added some guitar riffs to “He-Man Woman Hater” when the band recorded some of the album at Scream Studios in Studio City, CA.

Bettencourt was instrumental in initially composing the original songs, leaving Cherone alone to write the lyrics, which Cherone describes as “a coming of age tale… about an innocent boy who is growing up and exposed to sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.”

Bettencourt himself doesn’t see the disc as “a concept album,” but admits in the liner notes, “I suppose what happened was a little like writing a play, and then trying to make sure the songs fit into the plot.”

Among the collectibles on the second disc of the package are a B-side a cappella version of “More Than Words,” rare B-sides “Nice Place to Visit” and “Sex N’ Love” and 7” and 12” remixes of “Get The Funk Out.”

The album has come to define the band’s career.

“I still constantly have musicians say to me that the album meant so much to them, and that proves what an impact it had. Its success established us as a major band,” recalls “decadent drummer” Paul Geary.

“We came into our own on this album,” admits bassist/vocalist Pat Badger. “We honed in on our hard rock sound. The songs were riff-driven yet also had a little funk groove. But we were still diverse, which has always been one of our trademarks.”

“It seems like another lifetime to me,” says Bettencourt, “I listen to it, and I can criticize some things. But I am still proud of it. And so many fans do still say it’s their favorite album.”

Tracklisting:
DISC ONE Extreme II: Pornograffitti
• Decadence Dance
• Li'l Jack Horny
• When I'm President
• Get The Funk Out
• More Than Words
• Money (In God We Trust)
• It ('s A Monster)
• Pornograffitti
• When I First Kissed You
• Suzi (Wants Her All Day What?)
• He-Man Woman Hater
• Song For Love
• Hole Hearted

DISC TWO
• More Than Words Remix
• Nice Place To Visit Single B-Side
• More Than Words Edit
• Decadence Dance Edit
• Money (In God We Trust) Edit
• More Than Words (Acappella) Single B-Side
• Get The Funk Out 7" What The Funk? Mix
• More Than Words (A Capella With Congas) Single B-Side
• Get The Funk Out (12" Remix) Single B-Side 7”
• Sex N' Love Single B-Side

 Falling In Reverse Reveal New Song.

Falling In ReverseMonday 22nd December 2014
Falling In Reverse have released a new song 'God, If You Are Above…' available for streaming at http://www.fallinginreverse.com .'God, If You Are Above…' is the first new song from the band since their 2013 release Fashionably Late and is available for purchase at iTunes.

After their triumphant performances at this year’s Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park Festivals in Germany, and Groezrock in Belgium, Falling In Reverse will be back in Europe in February. Please find the full list of dates below:

2-Feb-2015 – Paris - Machine Du Moulin Rouge – France
3-Feb-2015 – Antwerp – Trix – Belgium
4-Feb-2015 – Hamburg – Markthalle – Germany
6-Feb-2015 – Warsaw – Proxima – Poland
7-Feb-2015 – Berlin - C Club / Astra – Germany
9-Feb-2015 – Wien – Arena – Austria
10-Feb-2015 – Munchen - Theaterfabrik – Germany
11-Feb-2015 – Solothurn – Kofmehl – Switzerland
13-Feb-2015 – Milan - Live Forum – Italy
14-Feb-2015 – Karlsruhe - Substage – Germany
15-Feb-2015 – Cologne - Essigfabrik – Germany
17-Feb-2015 – Utrecht - Tivoli Rotunda – The Netherlands

Stay tuned for more announcements from Falling In Reverse.

 EofE To Support Glamour Of The Kill.

EofEMonday 22nd December 2014
Black Country 5-piece EofE are primed and ready to hit the road once again in February as support to UK metallers Glamour Of The Kill. The tour comes hot off the back of a storming successful headline run in November, which saw the band play 11 UK dates, including a raucous sold-out hometown show at the Birmingham Institute and a triumphant gig at a packed Borderline in London.

This cracker of a 12-date tour will be another opportunity to catch the explosive young talents at the top of their game. After spending the last year playing gigs wherever they could supporting other artists, the band have racked up a massively impressive 20,000 Facebook fans and 24,000 Twitter followers.

EofE have recently enjoyed success with their latest single ‘Bridges’, which has seen spins on the XFM Rock Show, Team Rock’s Breaking Bands, and is currently sitting pretty in the Kerrang and Planet Rock radio playlists. The track is a heavy, yet melodic slice of British rock at its finest, and was co-written with David Jones, one of the founder members of Heaven’s Basement. It showcases lead singer Tom Harris’ soaring vocals, accompanied by razor-sharp riffs, colossal bass lines and hefty drums.

‘Bridges’ places the band firmly alongside the likes of fellow UK rockers You Me At Six and Mallory Knox and is available to download for free from www.eofe.com. The track’s epic live performance promo video has accumulated an incredible 35,000 hits on YouTube.
Check out the ‘Bridges’ video here

"EofE are going to be the next big thing" - Sophie K (Team Rock Radio)

You can catch the UK’s new rock prodigies playing at the following shows:


24th February – Glasgow, Audio 3rd March – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
25th February – Newcastle, Think Tank 4th March – Stoke, Sugarmill
26th February – Manchester, Sound Control 5th March – Nuneaton, Queens Hall
27th February – York, Fibbers 6th March – Nottingham, Rock City Basement
28th February – London, Underworld 7th March – Gloucester, Guildhall
1st March – Bristol, The Exchange 8th March – Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms

 Halestorm Add More Dates To UK Tour.

HalestormMonday 22nd December 2014
With tickets for Halestorm's Feb/Mar 2015 headline tour flying out the door as fast as Santa's sleigh, the Grammy-winning rockers are pleased to add two additional shows, in Dublin and Belfast.

Halestorm will perform at The Academy in Dublin on February 27th. This show is age 14+. The Belfast show will be held on February 28th at The Limelight. Please note, this show is age 18+. Support at both dates comes from Detroit party monsters, Wilson.

Tickets went on sale at 10am today. To buy tickets for Dublin, please visit: http://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/18004D8FA0B37A66. To get tickets for Belfast, click through to: http://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/38004D8FA65C0F85.

The full list of Halestorm dates is now as follows:
Fri 27th Feb - DUBLIN Academy
Sat 28th Feb - BELFAST The Limelight
Mon 2nd Mar - NORWICH UEA
Tue 3rd Mar - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thu 5th Mar - LEEDS Academy
Fri 6th Mar - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Sat 7th Mar - INVERNESS Ironworks
Mon 9th Mar - WOLVERHAMPTON Civic
Tue 10th Mar - LONDON Roundhouse
Thu 12th Mar - SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Fri 13th Mar - CARDIFF University Great Hall
Sat 14th Mar - MANCHESTER Apollo

 Satyricon Announce 2015 Dates.

SatyriconTuesday 22nd December 2014
SATYRICON's last tour, World Europa 2013 was a phenomenal success, with the band securing a record amount of sold-out shows in support of their most recent, self-titled album. This new run, 'The Dawn of a New Age' tour celebrates the release of the band's upcoming deluxe double CD/DVD box set, 'SATYRICON - Live At The Opera' which is set for a March 2015 release. The set will also available on a vinyl format. 'SATYRICON - Live At The Opera' was recorded and filmed at a unique evening at the Norwegian National Opera House and saw the band performing with the renowned Norwegian National Opera chorus. This tour will be SATYRICON's only European tour in 2015, with the band taking a break from touring in 2014, so is not to be missed.

Frontman and band visionary Satyr informs us; "I want to do this tour to complete the circle on the 'SATYRICON' album and get behind the 'Live At The Opera' set, which is as far away from a conventional live album as you can get. I also want to share that experience with our fans in our «hometown», Europe. 'Live At The Opera' came out brilliantly and while this is to be released soon, we are actually working on two more records simultaneously. 'The Dawn Of A New Age 2015' tour is a great arena for us to play some out of the ordinary shows. We plan on playing songs that we never play live, we plan on doing live jam sessions, and we want this to be a real 'event', not just a tour supporting the release of an album. We don’t play as many live shows as we used to and we like it that way. These days we spend a lot of time in our studio and music has never felt so good. In 2015, you will get to see the beginning of the new SATYRICON which is a band that is waving goodbye to the pre-set formulas of the music industry. You can’t vote on songs for us to play, there won’t be any lame sponsors, but if you play an instrument particularly well, get in touch with us and come jam with us on stage - or you can just enjoy watching. This tour is to celebrate our relationship with our fans. I think this has the potential of being our best tour ever and I know it’s going to be absolutely fantastic".

The UK dates are as follows:
Tue 7th Apr - MANCHESTER Sound Control
Wed 8th Apr - LONDON Scala

Tickets are on sale now, priced £15.50 for Manchester and £17.50 for London (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk.

 Marilyn Manson Unleashes New Video.

Marilyn MansonMonday 22nd December 2014
Last night, Marilyn Manson premiered 'Deep Six,' the first single from his forthcoming new album THE PALE EMPEROR due January 19th, 2015. Listen to 'Deep Six' here: www.marilynmanson.com.

A recent interview in THE FADER said, “Rock stars went extinct but Marilyn Manson is still here.”

Manson collaborated on the new album, his first in over two years, with noted film composer/producer Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, 300, The Watchmen.) Bates will also join Manson as a member of his band on the upcoming US THE HELL NOT HALLELUJAH TOUR, which kicks off January 21st, 2015 in Washington D.C. Manson’s band on the national headlining tour also includes longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez, Gil Sharone on drums and Paul Wiley on guitar.

 Starset To Support In This Moment.

StarsetFriday 12th December 2014
Starset are set to embark on a 12 date European tour in support of their new album “Transmissions”. The dates will see them support In This Moment.

Starset released their debut studio album Transmissions on 24th November 2014 via Razor & Tie. The album was produced by Rob Graves (All That Remains, Red).

Starset is a rock band from Columbus, Ohio formed by Dustin Bates (he was formerly the lead singer with the group Downplay (Epic)). A singer, songwriter and accomplished musician, Bates also boasts some serious scientific credentials. A PhD candidate in electrical engineering from Ohio University, he has done research for the U.S. Air Force and taught at the International Space University. In 2013 Dustin formed Starset after being contacted by an organization called The Starset Society and its President, Dr. Aston Wise. Bates was asked if he was interested in forming a band to promote the organization’s message. At its core, the message is a warning that involves a scientific discovery that is currently being controlled and manipulated by an elite few.

For the album, imagine an audio-visual schema culled from the fever-dreams of Trent Reznor and Phillip K. Dick. The Starset Society is an admonishment of what mankind could become when technologies are created without implication. Songs like the USA radio hit and first UK single, “My Demons” (which has been play listed across rock radio) or sprawling “Halo” are the audio accompaniment to a tale set amongst humanity’s highest aspirations and utter ruin. Bates’ voice is at once plaintive and bellicose: a rage against the machine of slashing guitars and pulsing electronics where songs like “Carnivore” are slaked with heaviness and harmony while the likes of “Telescope” show a haunting, poignant side to Dustin’s dangerous visions.

The themes and ideological fractals at the core of Starset are completely fact-based. They date back to 1899 when Nikola Tesla detected cosmic radio signals he believed to be communications from alien intelligences. They are also as cutting edge as the recent discovery of Planet Kepler 186, a “Twin Earth” light years away that could one day become a home for a spacefaring human race.

See Starset’s European dates for 2015

Tue 17-Feb Germany, Munich, Strom
Wed 18-Feb Switzerland, Solothurn, Kofmehl
Thu 19-Feb Italy, Milan Fabrique
Sat 21-Feb Germany, Berlin C Club
Mon 23-Feb Germany, Hamburg Logo / Gruenspan
Tue 24-Feb Germany, Cologne Essigfabrik
Wed 25-Feb France Paris Trabendo
Thu 26-Feb Holland, Utrecht Tivoli
Sat 28-Feb UK, Glasgow Garage
Sun 1-Mar UK, Leeds Metropolitan University
Mon 2-Mar UK Manchester Academy 2
Wed 4-Mar Uk, Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
Thu 5-Mar UK, London Koko

Tickets are available at all the usual outlets.

 Mariachi El Bronx Announce UK Shows.

Mariachi El BronxFriday 12th December 2014
Mariachi El Bronx – the alter ego of acclaimed Los Angeles punk outfit The Bronx – have announced a UK headline tour in February 2015! Currently on a UK and European trek with Gogol Bordello - Mariachi El Bronx will be performing at the following venues this coming February:
February 2015
3rd Edinburgh, Electric Circus
4th Glasgow, King Tuts
5th Manchester, Gorilla
6th Stoke-On-Trent, The Sugarmill
7th Leeds, The Key Club
8th Newcastle, Cluny
10th Huddersfield, The Parish
11th Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
12th Bristol, Thekla
13th Gloucester, Guildhall
14th London, Brooklyn Bowl
15th Norwich, Epic Studios
16th Brighton, Komedia
17th Guilford, The Boiler Room
18th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Tickets are on sale now!

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands.

BloodstockFriday 12th December 2014
Feeling the winter chill creeping in? BLOODSTOCK to the rescue then, with three more bands announced to get you hot under the collar.

Norwegian extremists ENSLAVED are added to BLOODSTOCK’s Main Stage next summer. With a new album due in March 2015 via Nuclear Blast, expect to bang your head to some brand new tunes. Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson states; “We’ve been to BLOODSTOCK once before in 2009, and not only did we understand then why it has become the most important UK Metal festival – but it has grown to mammoth-proportions since. In sum; what an absolute pleasure and honour to be invited back. We like to think that we too have developed somewhat; having a few new, pretty awesome albums and world tours under our (over-stretched) belts. We can’t wait to come and show the BLOODSTOCK crowd what we’ve been up to. To quote one of our spiritual beacons; General Melchett: “If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.” While you ponder the awesomeness of that Blackadder reference and how much you love ENSLAVED, check out the video for ‘Thoughts Like Hammers’ from record ‘RIITIIR’ at: http://youtu.be/dQz0_m16SaU.

Hailing from the frozen wilds of Finland, folk metal six-piece KORPIKLAANI are set to join the fray in a UK exclusive appearance. Guitarist Country Cane tells us; "After having great fun and sold out shows ?with our good friends in Sabaton and TÝR, we are excited to be back in the UK to play Bloodstock in 2015. We plan to return and get the crowds singing and dancing Korpiklaani style on our next rock n roll adventure”. Feast your eyes and ears on the official video for ‘Rauta’, from the 2012 Nuclear Blast-released album, ‘Manala’, at: http://youtu.be/PJwo6bMKBaw. The band have been taking their special blend of folk and metal all over the world since the release of their eighth album, performing as far afield as China and South America!

New York hardcore stalwarts, PRO-PAIN will also be decimating the Main Stage. Formed all the way back in 1991, these guys have a whopping fourteen studio albums to pick the set list from, not least their latest pummeling opus, ‘The Final Revolution’. See the official video for ‘Deathwish’ from that release at: http://youtu.be/v2tEetO2eSU.

Head on over to the BLOODSTOCK Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/Bloodstock from this Saturday to join in some pre-Christmas fun as the festival launches a 12 Days Of Christmas Competition, giving away all manner of limited and/or signed prizes from BLOODSTOCK bands past and present, every day for twelve days!

BLOODSTOCK’s limited batch of early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956. When they’re gone, they’re gone, so grab yours at the discounted price! Guaranteed delivery before Christmas, so they make great Xmas gifts! Campervan pitches are also getting low, so if you want these, pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment. While you’re picking up your tickets, check out the new BLOODSTOCK trailer and get excited for next August...http://youtu.be/8gVioBVWKQU.

Already announced for 2015 are headliners WITHIN TEMPTATION, and ROB ZOMBIE with his full production and TRIVIUM, special guests OPETH and SABATON, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ENSIFERUM, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, AGALLOCH, and ARMORED SAINT. More bands will be announced soon!

BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2015. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 The Exploited Are Back.

ExploitedFriday 12th December 2014
British punk legends THE EXPLOITED have made a return after singer Wattie Buchan had a heart attack during a show in Lisbon on February 13th of this year. But now, only 10 months later, they're back - stronger than ever.

The band comments:
"It was very important for us that Wattie cures completely. Now he's recovered and we can go on working with new power.
We're totally hooked to enter the studio to record new songs and of course we're thrilled to play the upcoming live shows.
Watch out / get ready THE EXPLOITED is back - better than ever!"

The Exploited are working on a new studio album, which will be released in summer 2015 via Nuclear Blast.
They will play punk fest Scotland Calling in Glasgow on the 25th April with The Damned and UK Subs amongst others.

They will also play North West Calling in Manchester on Saturday 16th May also featuring UK Subs, GBH & Angelic

Live shows confirmed for 2015. You should mark in your calendars:
FEBRUARY
27.02. NETHERLANDS-DRACHTEN-IDUNA
28.02. NETHERLANDA-ROTTERDAM-SCAMBASH FESTIVAL

APRIL
16.04. POLAND – KRAKOW - KWADRAT
17.04. POLAND –WROCLAW – STARY KLASZTOR
18.04. POLAND – GDYNIA - UCHO
19.04. GERMANY-BERLIN-PUNK & DISORDERLY
25.04. SCOTLAND- GLASGOW ABC- SCOTLAND CALLING FESTIVAL

MAY
16.05. ENGLAND-MANCHESTER – THE RITZ - NORTH WEST CALLING FESTIVAL
22.05. FRANCE-VITRY SUR SEINE-FESTIVAL
23.05. BELGIUM-HASSELT-MUZIEK O DROOM
24.05. GERMANY-RUHRPOTT RODEO FESTIVAL

JUNE
19.06. CANADA – ROCKFEST
21.06. FRANCE – HELLFEST

 Lagwagon Announce UK Tour.

LagwagonFriday 12th December 2014
Beloved punk rock legends Lagwagon hit the UK for a string of dates in support
of their critically acclaimed, and long awaited new album ‘Hang’
(released on Fat Wreck Chords on October 28th)

‘Hang’ is undeniable proof that after a nine years away, it's time to get back on the wagon.

Watch the new video for ‘Made of Broken Parts' here

“This is the first record we've made in the history of the band that we wholeheartedly agree that we want to play every single song on the record live,” says Joey.

Be sure to catch them on live.

The band will play the following venues
with support from The Flatliners and Western Addiction

March 23rd London, Islington
March 24th Bristol, Bierkeller
March 25th Manchester, Club Academy
March 26th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Arms

 Fearless Vampire Killers To Support In This Moment.

Fearless Vampire KillersFriday 12th December 2014
FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS are excited to announce that they have been confirmed as main support to In This Moment on their UK/EU Tour, in February and March next year!

"We're super excited to be on this tour!! Not only do I admire the theatricality that In This Moment bring to their show they have also been kind enough to give us our first opportunity to play in mainland Europe! The album is going to get a proper physical release out there too in April so I can't wait to get out and meet everyone, spread the good word." Kier Kemp, Vocals/Guitar
This is FVK's first time in mainland Europe. It's something that, as a band, they have wanted to do for a very long time - and are super excited to be reaching out to new fans and giving people the chance to see them for the first time in other countries!

TOUR DATES

17th Feb 15 - Munich, Germany – Strom
18th Feb 15 - Solothurn, Switzerland – Kofmehl
19th Feb 15 - Milan, Italy – Fabrique
21st Feb 15 - Berlin, Germany – C Club
23rd Feb 15 - Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
24th Feb 15 - Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
25th Feb 15 - Paris, France – Trabendo
26th Feb 15 - Utrecht, Holland – Tivoli
28th Feb 15 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - The Garage
1st Mar 15 - Leeds, United Kingdom – Beckett University
2nd Mar 15 - Manchester, United Kingdom – Academy 2
4th Mar 15 - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom – Wulfrun Hall
5th Mar 15 - London, United Kingdom - KOKO

Of course, these new dates have meant that they have had to postpone their Unbreakable Hearts headline tour, but this will be being rescheduled, and original tickets are still valid.

"We're really super sorry for any inconvenience caused however we are going to have to postpone our UK headline dates arranged for this February. The dates WILL be rescheduled for early 2015 and you have our word that we will get details of those rescheduled dates to you ASAP. All tickets that have already been purchased will still be valid, so please hold on to them and your confirmations! We will be hitting all of the same cities/regions, so no worries there either. If for whatever reason you can't make the rescheduled date, refunds are available from the point of purchase." - Fearless Vampire Killers

 Hellfest Add More Bands.

HellfestFriday 12th December 2014
The second wave of bands have been confirmed for HELLFEST in Clisson, France and added to their already outstanding line up is heavy metal masters MASTODON, our fellow Brits in COCK SPARRER and of course, Phil Anselmo will as usual be in Clisson as well, but this time he'll be with SUPERJOINT RITUAL!

You will also have the pleasure of seeing:
A DAY TO REMEMBER, EPICA, NO RETURN, BUTCHER BABIES, GIUDA, SYLOSIS, HAKEN, SUP, ARGILE, ONSLAUGHT, CRUSHER, MELECHESH, SHINING (nor), INFESTUS , DOCTOR LIVINGSTONE, PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES, TRIGGERFINGER, BRANT BJORK, LION'S LAW and SNOT

It is also with great excitement that we announce that the Hellfest 3 days passes have already SOLD OUT. It's the first time in the festivals history that this is happened and we can announce that the festival is 'sold out' before Christmas! However, Hellfest have managed to keep some one-day tickets aside and they should be available by the beginning of January, as well as all the necessary details that will allow you to make a choice between Friday, Saturday or Sunday! Note that not everyone will be able to purchase these 'last chance' tickets, so you will have to struggle to obtain yours before other people, everything will probably happen in just a few minutes!

Within the past 10 years Hellfest have managed to impose their relentless passion for rock and metal over French and European festivals, and this is definitely something to be proud of! With this new achievement, Hellfest proves once more how faithful its fans are. We extend thanks on behalf of the festival to those who have followed and supported Hellfest during the last decade.

Hellfest welcomes you on 19th, 20th and 21st of June 2015, in Clisson with new surprises, to blow out the candle for their 10th anniversary!

 Nightwish Announce New Single.

NightwishFriday 12th December 2014
Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are currently working on their upcoming new album, which is set for a release in spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast.
Today NIGHTWISH announces the release of their first single called 'Élan', which will be out on February 13, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

“Oh, while I live to be the ruler of life, Not a slave
To meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.”

- Walt Whitman

Commented NIGHTWISH keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: “This beautiful quote from my hero Uncle Walt was the starting point for writing 'Élan'. The underlying theme of the song is nothing less than the meaning of life, which can be something different for all of us. It´s important to surrender yourself to the occasional 'free fall' and not to fear the path less travelled by. 'Élan' is a wonderful teaser for the full-length album, giving out a little taste, but revealing very little of the actual Journey of Grandeur to come…”

‘Élan’ tracklisting:
CD:
1. Élan (album version)
2. Élan (radio edit)
3. Élan (alternate version)
4. Sagan (non-album bonus track)

Vinyl:
Side A:
1. Élan (album version)
2. Élan (radio edit)
Side B
1. Élan (alternate version)
2. Sagan (non-album bonus track)

Pre-order your copy of 'Élan' exclusively here available on
Gold vinyl: http://bit.ly/ElanGold
Blue vinyl: http://bit.ly/ElanBlue


NIGHTWISH also revealed the famed evolutionary biologist and writer, Professor Richard Dawkins as a guest on their eighth studio album.
The yet-untitled new studio album will be the first one to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen.
Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen will sit out on the recording sessions due to health issues; Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN a.o.) will replace him.

 Saxon Postpone UK Tour.

SaxonFriday 12th December 2014
Saxon regret to inform UK fans that the remaining tour dates have been postponed due to Nigel Glocker’s health issues. The drummer was rushed to hospital on Monday night; more details will follow as soon as available.

Biff Byford says: “Devastating news that our friend and drummer Nigel has been taken ill. We have to postpone all shows until we find out more. He has been taken to hospital in Newcastle. All our thoughts are with Nigel and his family.”

The UK dates were due to be the culmination of 38-date European tour “Warriors of the Road” celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list featured tracks from what is known to the fans as 'The Holy Trinity' - Saxon's seminal albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and Denim and Leather.

The following shows are re-scheduled as follows: Tickets are valid for the new dates.

February 3rd NEWCASTLE Academy
February 4th NOTTINGHAM Rock City
February 5th WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
February 6th OXFORD Academy
February 7th LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

The band and management would like to apologise to all involved for any inconvenience caused.

 Periphery Unleash New Song.

PeripheryFriday 12th December 2014
PERIPHERY have shared a second song from the forthcoming 'Juggernaut' albums with 'The Bad Thing' taken from 'Juggernaut: Omega'.

Check out “The Bad Thing” here: http://youtu.be/elXwWxd9Ld8

Drummer Matt Halpern about the song: "This new song we're releasing, "The Bad Thing", is definitely one of my favorites from the Juggernaut story. It's one of the first songs we wrote when we started working on Juggernaut, and it's going to be a fun one to play live! It's aggressive and pissed off, both musically AND literally, in terms of the lyrical content, and just hits hard right from the start. I want people to bob their heads and dig this one!”

Rather than release a conventional album, or even a double-album, the DC-based band has opted to release two albums simultaneously: 'Juggernaut: Alpha' and “'ggernaut: Omega' that are out on the following dates via Century Media Records:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / FINLAND: Friday, January 23, 2015
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, January 26, 2015
ITALY / SPAIN / POLAND: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
SWEDEN: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
A Gatefold 2LP vinyl version of 'Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega' will be available as well.

"Given the nature and complexity of the ‘Juggernaut’ story, we've actually done something different and exciting in regards to the release,” explained drummer Matt Halpern. “’Juggernaut’ is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because ‘Juggernaut’ is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we've divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums. ‘Juggernaut: Alpha’, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, ‘Juggernaut: Omega’, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character's complex journey.”

A series of webisodes documenting the recording process for the 'Juggernaut' albums kicked off last week, with the first clip available now: http://youtu.be/FVmhX9wee8M

PERIPHERY will embark on extensive touring around the release of 'Juggernaut'. First will be a five-week North American tour with support coming from Nothing More, Wovenwar and Thank You Scientist. Next on their agenda are Russia, a full European tour with Devin Townsend Project and Shining which leads to a PERIPHERY headlining show in London, UK, on April 1st.

PERIPHERY
26.02.2015 (BY) Minsk - Re:Public
27.02.2015 (RUS) St. Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya
28.02.2015 (RUS) Moscow - Volta
02.03.2015 (RUS) Novosibirsk - Rock City
03.03.2015 (RUS) Yekaterinburg - Tele-Club

PERIPHERY
w/ Devin Townsend Project, Shining
05.03.15 (F) Paris - La Cigale
06.03.15 (D) Karlsruhe - Substage
07.03.15 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
08.03.15 (I) Milan - Live Club
10.03.15 (D) Munich - Backstage Werk
11.03.15 (A) Vienna - Arena
12.03.15 (H) Budapest - A38
13.03.15 (SLO) Bratislava - Majestic
14.03.15 (CZ) Prague - Roxy
16.03.15 (PL) Warsaw - Stodola
17.03.15 (D) Hamburg - Gruenspan
18.03.15 (DK) Aarhus - Voxhall
19.03.15 (N) Oslo - Rockefeller
21.03.15 (FIN) Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
22.03.15 (FIN) Helsinki - Circus
24.03.15 (S) Stockholm - Debaser
25.03.15 (DK) Copenhagen - Amager Bio
26.03.15 (D) Bochum - Matrix
27.03.15 (NL) Eindhoven - Effenaar
29.03.15 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
30.03.15 (UK) Glasgow - O2 ABC
31.03.15 (UK) Manchester - Academy

PERIPHERY + special guests
01.04.2015 (UK) London - O2 Academy Islington

 Fightstar Reschedule Brixton Academy Show And Announce More Shows.

FightstarMonday 8th December 2014
Fightstar have announced a string of new dates for February 2015 which includes a rescheduled London, Brixton Academy date. The show has had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances but all tickets will remain valid and the new date will be 27th February 2015.

The 10 year anniversary show at The Forum, London sold out in just 15 minutes & will go ahead as planned. Joining them on the bill will be two fantastic British bands More Dangerous Animal (ex Brigade) and Take The Seven.

In honour of this special show, Fightstar have filmed an acoustic performance of their track “Open Your Eyes” taken from their debut album Grand Unification. The band put up a poll on their website for fans to vote on which track they would most like to hear recorded acoustically and this was the winning track. This hauntingly beautiful version marks the first time the boys have played together in four years.

16th December The Forum, London SOLD OUT (w/ More Dangerous Animal & Take The Seven)
23 February Birmingham Institute (w/ More Dangerous Animal & Cyota)
24 February Glasgow ABC (w/ More Dangerous Animal & Cyota)
26 February Manchester Academy (w/ More Dangerous Animal & Cyota)
27 February O2 Academy Brixton, London (w/ More Dangerous Animal & Cyota)* RESCHEDULED, ALL TICKETS REMAIN VALID
TICKETS ON SALE 9AM THURSDAY

 Kodaline Announce UK Tour.

KodalineMonday 8th December 2014
Kodaline, one of the big success stories of the last two years, return with their epic new album ‘Coming Up For Air’ on RCA Victor on Feb 9th.

Drawing inspiration from producers Jacknife Lee (Snow Patrol, R.E.M), Jim Eliot (Ellie Goulding) and ‘A Perfect World’ producer Steve Harris, Kodaline saw fully-fledged songs flow out of them much quicker than they ever anticipated.

“If you’d told us at the start of the summer that we’d be finished our album by autumn we wouldn’t have believed you,” says singer Steve Garrigan. “It happened so quickly. A lot of the songs were done live in the studio, on the spot.”

As on Kodaline’s debut ‘In A Perfect World’, Steve wrote the bulk of the lyrics for the album with guitarist Mark, bassist Jason and drummer Vinny pitching in on all the music. In first single ‘Honest’ they have a gamechanger. Featuring a stadium sized chorus of which Coldplay would be proud, the single highlights the ambition on ‘Coming Up For Air’.

Having toured ‘In A Perfect World’ across the globe, playing festivals and shows here there and everywhere, Kodaline are playing a slew of live dates across the UK in February and March.

February
Sun 15th GLASGOW, Barrowlands
Tues 17th LONDON, Roundhouse

March
Mon 9th NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
Tues 10th SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall
Wed 11th NORWICH, UAE
Thurs 12th BRISTOL, O2 Academy
Sat 14th BIRMINGHAM, Institute
Sun 15th LEEDS, O2 Academy
Mon 16th NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy

Tickets go on sale Friday 12th December at 9am and can be purchased from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.com

Other highlights from the album include the anthemic ‘The One’, the driving percussion of ‘Ready’, the acoustic and string laden ‘Better’ and the rousing album closer ‘Love Will Set You Free’.

In ‘Coming Up For Air’ Kodaline have managed to record an album that is not only a sonic step on, but one which at its core retains the ability to connect instantly with an audience, to share the emotions in their songs and to pull the listener in to their world.

Coming Up For Air Tracklisting:

1. Honest
2. The One
3. Autopilot
4. Human Again
5. Unclear
6. Coming Alive
7. Lost
8. Ready
9. Better
10. Everything Works Out In The End
11. Play The Game
12. Love Will Set You Free

 The Amity Affliction To Support Of Mice And Men.

The Amity AfflictionMonday 8th December 2014
Hot on the heels of their sold-out headline UK tour, Australian riff merchants THE AMITY AFFLICTION are delighted to announce their return next March as special guests of metalcore titans OF MICE AND MEN.

Vocalist Joel Birch comments, “The tour just past has been far and away our favourite tour we have ever done in UK/Europe so we are happy to let you know we are coming back next year! We are over the moon to be touring with Of Mice And Men again, the shows are going to be insane, and it’s going to be awesome to catch up with our mates again!"

Tickets are on sale now for the following dates:

Thu 26th Mar - SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
Fri 27th Mar - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Sat 28th Mar - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Mon 30th Mar - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Tue 31st Mar - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Thu 2nd Apr - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Fri 3rd Apr - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sat 4th Apr - MANCHESTER Academy

 Europe To Release 10th Album 'War Of Kings' In 2015.

EuropeMonday 8th December 2014
Swedish rock legends Europe will release their 10th album, War of Kings, in March 2015 on UDR Records. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the classic rocking quintet confidently creating 11 monstrously melodic, yet hard-hitting, classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience. War of Kings will be available in multiple formats, as a CD digipak, a CD jewel case, a vinyl LP and in digital download format. The album will be released in the UK on March 2nd, Japan on March 4th (via JVC), the EU on March 6th and the US on March 10th.

Joey Tempest: “War Of Kings is the album we always wanted to make, ever since we were kids listening to bands like Zeppelin, Purple and Sabbath. And after hearing Dave Cobb amazing production for Rival Sons we simply had to work with him. Our adventure is still ON!”

Europe’s place as a legendary classic rock band was platinum-stamped early in their career, having enjoyed an explosive period of worldwide success in the ‘80s, under-pinned by their hit album and single The Final Countdown, before going on hiatus between 1992 and 2003. They re-united and quickly settled into a period of re-establishment which has seen them re-enforce their reputation worldwide as one of the premier purveyors of blues-tinged classic rock with an edge and some kick. Their last album, 2012’s Bag of Bones, saw Europe hit the UK top 40 rock album charts and debut at #2 on the Swedish national charts, and War of Kings is set to take full advantage of the global groundwork Europe have put in over the last few years.

Joey adds “Hey! We took the long road! but we wanted to re-establish Europe the proper way. It’s taken 10 years and countless tours since the re-union, but we’re finally getting there! And we’ve done it our way!”

Europe will commence their roadwork supporting War of Kings with a UK/Ireland tour in Dublin on March 2nd (their first visit to Ireland in 25 years) before continuing in the UK with Black Star Riders. Joey - “Looking forward to ‘tons’ of touring in 2015! It’s getting harder and harder to be modest and humble about this band! It doesn’t get much better than this!”

 Black Star Riders Announce Album Number Two Tracklist.

Black Star RideraMonday 8th December 2014
Fresh from the critically acclaimed debut album “All Hell Breaks Loose” in 2013, Black Star Riders are set to release a new studio album, “The Killer Instinct”, in February 2015. The album will be followed by a full UK and Eire co-headline tour with Europe.

The band toured 2013’s “All Hell Breaks Loose” for a year – playing across the globe. October 2014 saw them gather in Nashville, TN and enter the studio with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon) to start recording the follow up. The result is The Killer Instinct. “The Killer Instinct” will be released in different formats: CD, Limited 2 CDs Digibook, Limited Gatefold Black Vinyl and Limited Gatefold Clear Vinyl (available for mail orders only) and the band are pleased to release the album artwork.

Black Star Riders front man Ricky Warwick talks about the new artwork ‘It’s a bit of a continuation from ‘All Hell Breaks Loose,’ people will see link, it’s very Rock N Roll. It’s going to look cool.’

The band also announce the full tracklistings for the various album formats below

CD
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
6. Blindsided
7. Through The Motions
8. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
9. Turn In Your Arms
10. You Little Liar

LIMITED 2CD DIGIBOOK
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
6. Blindsided
7. Through The Motions
8. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
9. Turn In Your Arms
10. You Little Liar
Bonus CD:
1. Gabrielle
2. The Reckoning Day
3.The Killer Instinct (Acoustic)
4.Blindsided (Acoustic)
5.Charlie I Gotta Go (Acoustic)
6.Finest Hour (Acoustic)

LIMITED GATEFOLD BLACK VINYL
Side A
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
Side B
1. Blindsided
2. Through The Motions
3. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
4. Turn In Your Arms
5. You Little Liar

LIMITED GATEFOLD CLEAR VINYL (Mail Order Only
Side A
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
Side B
1. Blindsided
2. Through The Motions
3. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
4. Turn In Your Arms
5. You Little Liar

Black Star Riders head out on a co-headline UK and Eire tour with Europe throughout March 2015.

March 2: Olympia Theatre, Dublin
March 3: Ulster Hall, Belfast
March 5: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 6: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 7: o2 Academy, Newcastle
March 8: o2 Academy, Leeds
March 10: Rock City, Nottingham
March 11: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
March 13: Academy, Manchester
March 14: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
March 15: University, Exeter
March 16: o2 Academy, Bristol
March 18: o2 Academy, Bournemouth
March 19: UEA, Norwich
March 20: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
March 21: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Tickets are available from all usual outlets
THE AMORETTES are support on all dates except Glasgow March 5th and London March 20th – support on these shows tbc.

 Marmozets Announce February UK Tour.

MarmozetsMonday 8th December 2014
MARMOZETS conclude a phenomenal year by delivering a special gift to the fans that have supported them along the way. The previously unreleased track ‘Broken Reflection’ – recorded during sessions for their critically acclaimed debut album ‘The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets’ – is available now to download free from weird.marmozets.co.uk/brokenreflection until Sunday December 21st.

Having just returned from a triumphant 6 week tour of the US, the band are currently embarking upon their final live shows of the year with a tour with Taking Back Sunday. As well as a one-off show with Royal Blood at the Brighton Dome, MARMOZETS have also confirmed details of their biggest UK headline tour to date.

February
18th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
19th – London, Electric Ballroom
20th – Bristol, The Fleece
21st – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
23rd – Manchester, Academy 3
24th – Glasgow, Garage
25th – Newcastle, Riverside
27th – Leeds, Beckett Student Union
28th – Birmingham, The Library at The Institute

Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday December 12th, priced at £11 for London and £10 for all regional dates and are available here http://gigst.rs/Marmandwww.livenation.co.uk.Special guests Steak Number Eight and Thought Forms will be joining the tour on all dates.

In addition to the success of their debut album, 2014 has also seen included a flurry of other major accomplishments including a closing night headline set at Glastonbury’s BBC Introducing Stage; further key festivals including Reading, Leeds, Download and Radio 1 Rocks; plus a sold-out UK touras co-headliners alongside Lonely The Brave.

Becca MacIntyre’s visceral and magnetic performances have truly stood-out with Noisey statingthatsheis“shaking up British rock’s gender imbalance.”They added: “This isn't purely about gender though; Becca is challenging British rock and setting a high bar for other bands because she’s just an amazing fronthuman.”

 Theory Of A Deadman Announce UK Tour.

Theory Of A DeadmanMonday 8th December 2014
Canadian rockers THEORY OF A DEADMAN are making a headline return to the UK in April 2015! Rock fans would have recently seen the four piece in UK arenas warming up the crowd with Roadrunner labelmates and friends, Black Stone Cherry. Whilst they're very used to the big arenas in the US and Canada where the band are platinum sellers, next time out in the UK they're in more intimate venues.

Frontman Tyler Connolly informs us; “We’re super excited to be coming back to the UK! Some of our fondest memories onstage are over there and the fans are seriously the best. We've try to keep our tickets cheap so everyone can go, so go grab some and we’ll see you in April!”

The Canadian band's most recent studio album, 'Savages' was released earlier this year and is available via Amazon and iTunes now. Check out the video for lead single, 'Drown' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKZ2PLTPYP8.

Full dates rack up as follows:

Thu 23rd Apr - BRISTOL Bierkeller
Fri 24th Apr - SHEFFIELD Leadmill
Sun 26th Apr - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Mon 27th Apr - MANCHESTER Academy 2
Tue 28th Apr - BIRMINGHAM Institute Library
Thu 30th Apr - LONDON Scala

 Trivium Announced As Final Bloodstock Headliner.

Bloodstock Open AirFriday 4th December 2014
While large portions of the UK are cooing over the penguin in the John Lewis Christmas TV ad, over at BLOODSTOCK HQ, we prefer this little fella: http://youtu.be/2iQ93L0jV6c. If our SEPULTURA-listening friend is more your style too, BLOODSTOCK HQ have got your back, with three more crackin’ bands announced before the holidays, including the final headliner.

Heavy hitting Florida metalheads TRIVIUM are revealed as Friday’s Main Stage headliners in a UK exclusive for 2015. Always effusive in their praise of UK audiences, the band are stoked to be making their first appearance at BLOODSTOCK. Frontman Matt Heafy raves, “The UK is where the world first took notice of TRIVIUM, and to pay true homage to that, TRIVIUM will be playing the most Metal festival that exists in the UK: BLOODSTOCK! We are thrilled beyond words to celebrate our first time at BLOODSTOCK with the the UK’s Metal elite.” With a new album on the cards in 2015 via label Roadrunner Records, BLOODSTOCK should be on the ‘must attend’ list for any TRIVIUM fan! See clips from their last run on this side of the pond in the video for ‘Through Blood And Dirt And Bone’, from sixth album ‘Vengeance Falls’ at: http://youtu.be/CDJkUjWJoAo.

Swedish power metal titans SABATON are elated to be locked in as Friday night’s special guests. Bassist Par Sundstrom comments, “We just had a kick-ass tour in the UK with lots of sold-out shows! With this fresh in our mind, we cannot wait to return to these shores again and this time we can actually bring our full production to BLOODSTOCK! It will be the first time we have done a show like this at a British festival!” Can’t wait ‘til then? The band also have a one-off show on Jan 12 at The Forum in London, with support from DELAIN and BATTLE BEAST. Check out ‘To Hell And Back’ from latest album ‘Heroes’, released via Nuclear Blast in May, at http://youtu.be/hZNeastYxEc.

Portland, Oregon’s ‘dark folk’ metallers, AGALLOCH also join the bill for the Sunday. Having released fifth studio album, ‘The Serpent & The Sphere’ this summer, the band are excited to bring their atmospheric and progressive new material to Catton Park. Check out the standout track ‘Dark Matter Gods’ from the latest album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czl1kemvgNs.

In the interests of seasonal cheer, BLOODSTOCK will be upgrading two random ticket buyers up to VIP, for all purchases made before 15th December!! Buy now to be in with a chance to win, or, if you’ve already bought yours you’ll be automatically entered into the draw! Pick up your tickets now and you could be enjoying VIP status on site come August!! Winners will be announced and contacted with the good news before Christmas.

Last shot for early birds! The special low price early bird weekend tickets with camping are only available until Dec 15 (unless they sell out first)! Pick ‘em up cheap at £120 (plus booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956. Guaranteed delivery before Christmas and excellent gifts! Campervan pitches are also nearly all gone, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Like the music in the penguin video? Don’t forget, you can see SEPULTURA at BLOODSTOCK next Summer too. No penguins will be appearing, but all of these awesome bands are…. Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, and ENSIFERUM. Heaps more bands are still to be announced in the coming weeks!

BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2015. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 The Lounge Kittens Cover Andrew WK.

Lounge KittensFriday 4th December 2014
After the huge success of their 'Rollin' and 'Duality' videos - which resulted in public seals of approval from Fred Durst and Corey Taylor respectively - and their sinister interpretation of Aerosmith's 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' - feisty feline favourites The Lounge Kittens have returned with their take on Andrew WK's hit single 'Party Hard'. From tea to rave, pool to pyjama, the accompanying video sees the 'Kittens tackling a variety of (hard) parties.

“We wanted to release a song over the festive season but though the girls are Christmas lovers, I am not.” explains Timia (blue) Kitten.“I was adamant that I would rather eat my own eyes than sing an actual Christmas song. We instead decided to turn the focus to all the intensive partying that takes place during this time of year, and there really was only one choice of song. It’s the ultimate party anthem.”

Set for release on December 22nd, 'Party Hard' is The Lounge Kittens’ first official single, which they hope will see them go down in Christmas history as the 2014 number 2.

“All our lives, our hard, tough lives (so very tough), it’s been our dream to get to Christmas #2. It literally means everything to us. It’s our dream.” gushes Zan (pink) Kitten “Some people ask why #2, surely you want #1? But we all know a good #2 is waaaaaaay more satisfying than any #1. We really feel that at this time of year we wanted to reach out and touch people to spread this important message. Partying is hard and if you’re going to do it, you should do it properly.”

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIcrbSL4j1I

Pre-orders are available now from: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/party-hard/id947358301?i=947358306&uo=4

The Lounge Kittens embark on a mammoth tour of the UK opening for Steel Panther and Skindred in March. Catch them at the following shows:

March 2015
Friday 6th Manchester O2 Apollo
Saturday 7th Manchester O2 Apollo
Monday 9th Glasgow O2 Academy
Tuesday 10th Newcastle O2 Academy
Thursday 12th Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Friday 13th Leicester O2 Academy
Saturday 14th London Wembley Arena

 U2 Announce Massive 2015 Tour.

U2Friday 4th December 2014
The dates for U2’s upcoming iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 have been announced today by Live Nation. The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour which begins in 2015, will see U2 play indoor arenas for the first time in a decade, in 19 cities worldwide during it’s first year with pairs of shows in each city. Tickets for all shows will go on general sale on Monday 8th December. In addition, special shows are being planned for Dublin for the end of next year – to benefit the U2-initiated Music Generation project - details of which will be announced as soon as they are finalised (complete tour itinerary follows).

The tour follows the recent release of U2’s thirteenth studio album Songs Of Innocence by Island Records, which was given to U2.com subscribers and gifted by Apple to over half a billion iTunes Music Store customers worldwide. To date, Songs of Innocence has been streamed 81m times and has been downloaded by 30m fans.

“We are going to try to have a completely different feeling from night one to night two” said Bono, “and have some fun playing with the idea of innocence and experience. More to be revealed!”

“The anticipation for a U2 tour is always extraordinary, as it should be,” said Arthur Fogel | President - Global Touring and Chairman - Global Music. “Following the record-setting 360° Tour I’m amazed that they still want to be ground-breaking, this time on a more intimate scale.”

Tickets for the U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 go on general sale beginning Monday, December 8th. As usual, there is an exclusive priority presale for U2 Fan Club subscribers at U2.com, from Thursday, December 4th at 10am through Saturday, December 6th at noon (all times local). Tickets will be general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the stands. In London and Glasgow, tickets will go on sale Monday 8th of December at 9am (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and will be available at www.livenation.co.uk.

UPS is the logistics supplier to the tour. Ron Rogowski, UPS Vice President, Global Brand and Sponsorships said - “We’re excited to work closely with U2 and Live Nation on this amazing tour in the most sustainable and environmentally responsible manner while providing them speed, efficiency and reliability.”

iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE
TOUR ITINERARY

DATE CITY VENUE ON-SALE

NORTH AMERICA 2015

May 14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Dec. 8
May 15 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Dec. 8
May 18 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose Dec. 8
May 19 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose Dec. 8
May 22 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center Dec. 8
May 23 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center Dec. 8
May 26 Los Angeles, CA Forum Dec. 8
May 27 Los Angeles, CA Forum Dec. 8
May 30 Los Angeles, CA Forum Dec. 8
May 31 Los Angeles, CA Forum Dec. 8

June 12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Dec.8
June 13 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Dec. 8
June 24 Chicago, IL United Center Dec. 8
June 25 Chicago, IL United Center Dec. 8

July 6 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Dec. 8
July 7 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Dec. 8
July 10 Boston, MA TD Garden Dec. 8
July 11 Boston, MA TD Garden Dec. 8
July 18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Dec. 8
July 19 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Dec. 8
July 22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Dec. 8
July 23 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Dec. 8

EUROPE / UK 2015
Sept. 4 Turin, Italy Pala Alpitour Dec. 8
Sept. 5 Turin, Italy Pala Alpitour Dec. 8
Sept. 8 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ziggo Dome Dec. 8
Sept. 9 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ziggo Dome Dec. 8
Sept. 16 Stockholm, Sweden Globe Dec. 8
Sept. 17 Stockholm, Sweden Globe Dec. 8
Sept. 24 Berlin, Germany O2 World Dec. 8
Sept. 25 Berlin, Germany O2 World Dec. 8

Oct. 5 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi Dec. 9
Oct. 6 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi Dec. 9
Oct. 13 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis Dec. 8
Oct. 14 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis Dec. 8
Oct. 17 Koln, Germany Lanxess Arena Dec. 8
Oct. 18 Koln, Germany Lanxess Arena Dec. 8
Oct. 25 London, UK The O2 Dec. 8
Oct. 26 London, UK The O2 Dec. 8
Oct. 29 London, UK The O2 Dec. 8
Oct. 30 London, UK The O2 Dec. 8
Nov. 6 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro Dec. 8
Nov. 7 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro Dec. 8
Nov. 10 Paris, France Bercy Dec. 8
Nov. 11 Paris, France Bercy Dec. 8

 King 810 Added To Slipknot Tour.

King 810Friday 4th December 2014
One of 2014’s hottest new bands, King 810, who’s debut record was released to critical acclaim earlier this year, have been announced as the opening act on the ‘Prepare For Hell’ UK tour. The awesomely heavy quartet from Flint, Michigan will be joining the multi-platinum, Grammy-Award-winning, masked beast that is SLIPKNOT when they make their long awaited return to UK arenas in January 2015 with their 'Prepare For Hell' tour.

SLIPKNOT's frontman Corey Taylor muses; "The UK has always been very special for us. In a lot of ways, it's where this insanity began. So, for this tour, we decided to try and hit as many places as we could - not only England, but Scotland and Wales as well. Technically Ireland is Europe, but we're going there too. We're coming back for the people who started this for us: that would be YOU. Prepare yourselves... Hell is coming."

King 810 frontman, David Gunn adds: "We're glad to be bringing KING back to the UK so soon. We're just as glad that the 'Prepare For Hell' tour isn't coming to an end just yet and we get to watch Korn and Slipknot for another 21 shows."

Slipknot’s first new music in over six years, '5; The Gray Chapter' was released in October to huge acclaim from fans and critics alike. SLIPKNOT's visually arresting, chaotic, spectacular shows often become the stuff of legend, so with all new masks and production, these events are essential! Check out the band's new look in their chilling video for 'The Devil In I' at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEEasR7hVhA.

Previously announced special guests KORN complete the trio of bands on the ‘Prepare For Hell Tour, making it one of the must see events of 2015.

Dates stack up as follows:

PREPARE FOR HELL UK TOUR 2015
SLIPKNOT
KORN
KING 810

Wed 14th Jan - DUBLIN - 3Arena
Fri 16th Jan - SHEFFIELD - Motorpoint Arena
Sun 18th Jan - GLASGOW - SSE Hydro
Mon 19th Jan - NEWCASTLE - Metro Radio Arena
Tue 20th Jan - MANCHESTER – Manchester Arena
Thu 22nd Jan - LIVERPOOL - Echo Arena
Fri 23rd Jan - LONDON - The SSE Arena, Wembley
Sat 24th Jan - CARDIFF - Motorpoint Arena
Mon 26th Jan - NOTTINGHAM - Capital FM Arena
Tue 27th Jan - BIRMINGHAM - Barclaycard Arena

 Nickelback Announce 2015 UK Tour.

NicklebackFriday 4th December 2014
Multi-platinum selling rock band NICKELBACK are set to embark on a massive headlining tour in 2015 in support of their eighth full-length studio album, No Fixed Address [Republic Records]. Starting in Helsinki, Finland on the 30th September and culminating at the SSE Arena, Wembley on the 24th November the No Fixed Address Tour marks NICKELBACK’s tenth world tour and will see the band performing in 31 cities across Europe next Autumn.

In addition to membership gifts, exclusive giveaways and content, individuals that join the fan club will have first access to tickets starting at 9am Tuesday 2nd December 2014. For additional information on joining the fan club, visit www.nickelback.com.

Since first landing on the scene in 1996, NICKELBACK have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades. The group’s worldwide sales exceed 50 million units, solidifying their status as the second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 21st century—behind only The Beatles. Their inescapable and irresistible smash “How You Remind Me” remains Billboard’s “Top Rock Song of the Decade”. Amongst all of these accolades, they’ve been crowned Billboard’s “Top Rock Group of the Decade” as well. Along the way, they’ve received a staggering nine Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, 12 JUNO Awards and have been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

NOVEMBER 2015
FRIDAY 13 SHEFFIELD MOTORPOINT ARENA
SATURDAY 14 GLASGOW THE SSE HYDRO
MONDAY 16 NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA
TUESDAY 17 MANCHESTER ARENA
THURSDAY 19 LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA
SATURDAY 21 BIRMINGHAM GENTING ARENA
SUNDAY 22 NOTTINGHAM CAPITAL FM ARENA
TUESDAY 24 LONDON The SSE ARENA WEMBLEY

Tickets are on-sale from 9am on 5th December 2014 priced at £37.50 Regionally & £42.00 & £38.50 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Ginger Wildheart Announces One Off Show.

GingerFriday 4th December 2014
After a brilliant string of Halloween shows this October and November, with 4 shows across the UK in York, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Glasgow, Ginger will be back in London for his Birthday Bash on 17th December.

His much loved Birthday Bash, this year at The Forum takes on special significance as it’s his 50th birthday. Ginger will be playing hits from the past 3 decades of his music career, with songs from The Wildhearts back catalogue to tracks from his many solo projects with numerous special guests tbc.

Ginger will also be releasing a new single and video 'Honour', a duet with rock queen and icon Courtney Love (Ginger has toured in Courtney’s band throughout 2014). The single is currently available through Ginger's new multimedia fan site GASS (Ginger • Associated • Secret • Society) and will be released on itunes on the 1st December 2014. GASS is a multi-tier fan club for Ginger Wildheart fans. By singing up you gain access to exclusive content including a year's supply of new Ginger songs (36 in all!), and much more! Please Visit http://g-a-s-s.co/main/ for more details.

It's been an amazing few years for Ginger Wildheart who has seen a massive career resurgence as he became the poster boy for the PledgeMusic phenomenon. In 2011 Ginger launched an ambitious preorder for a triple album project through the Direct to Fan platform, and went on to become the biggest success story yet for a British artist raising in excess of $250,000.

Birthday Bash:

17th December- Forum (London)

 Sunset Sons Announce 2015 Tour.

Sunset SonsFriday 4th December 2014
Sunset Sons have announced details of an eight-date headline tour of the UK’s major cities in March 2015. The hotly-tipped Anglo-Aussie four piece will kick things off in Manchester on March 6th and run through til March 14th, taking in London’s Dingwalls on the 11th.

Sunset Sons were today revealed as one of the 15 acts on the prestigious BBC Sound of 2015 shortlist. They are also one of MTV Brand New’s tips for next year. Quite a journey for the four surfing-mad musicians from Hossegor who began their year playing to their dedicated community of fans in the Alps and end it firmly established as one of the bands to watch for 2015. The release of their ‘No Bad Days EP’ on Polydor in November - which followed up their self-released debut Le Surfing EP earlier in the year - brought them to the attention of the wider world and gained them champions at Radio One (Introducing and In New Music We Trust playlists), Absolute (C list) and XFM (Daytime playlist/Record of the Week).

Currently writing their upcoming debut in the idyllic French surf commune of Hossegor, Sunset Sons are a band brought together by a love of two things; music and surfing. Originally formed as a covers band to tour the Alps for a little cash (and some free beers), Sunset Sons learned their craft and became the tightest live band on the circuit. See for yourself when they play the following dates in March:

Fri 6th Manchester Ruby Lounge
Sat 7th Newcastle Think Tank
Sun 8th Glasgow King Tuts
Mon 9th Sheffield Leadmill
Wed 11th London Dingwalls
Thu 12th St Ives The Guildhall
Fri 13th Bournemouth Old Fire Station
Sat 14th Birmingham Institute Temple

Sunset Sons will release their new single in March.

 Atreyu Announce One Off Headline Show.

AtreyuFriday 4th December 2014
Having recently emerged from hiatus to announce their worldwide signing to Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records and to make selected festival appearances in the US, including Slipknot’s Knotfest, Atreyu now have further exciting news for UK and European fans…

The band – from Orange County, California – will play a very special, intimate, one-off headline show at the Camden Underworld, London, on April 29th . Further to this, they will perform at their first European festival since their 2014 return to action, making an appearance at Groezrock in Belgium on May 1st 2015.

Atreyu frontman, Alex Varkatzas says: “It has been several years since we played in London or returned overseas for a big fun festival. There was a time when we were unsure if we would ever get these chances again. That time is now over, and we are coming to crush it!”

Pre-sale tickets for Atreyu’s London show will be available on December 4th with general sale going live from Friday December 5th at the following link: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/atreyu-tickets

Formed in 1999, Atreyu stand as one of the key architects of the '00s American metal resurgence, selling over one million albums in a 10 year period, the most recent being 2009’s Congregation Of The Damned; as with each of their five albums, ‘Congregation…’ charted in the Billboard Top 20, boding well for studio outing number six – indeed, the five-strong metalcore outfit (completed by guitarists Dan Jacobs / Travis Miguel, bassist Marc McKnight & drummer / vocalist Brandon Saller) have already given fans a taste of things to come, making new song ‘So Others May Live’ available free of charge through their website.

Atreyu simmered on the backburner after 2009, leaving the individual members free to do other things and to flex different creative muscles, before reassembling beneath the Atreyu banner in July of 2014; with their new record deal now in place (the result of the newly-announced joint venture between Spinefarm Records and Raw Power Management), 2015 will see Atreyu touring all over the world in support of a new album.

The best is yet to come.

 Halestorm Announce 2015 UK Tour.

HalestormFriday 5th December 2014
Pennsylvanian firecrackers HALESTORM are excited to announce a string of headline shows in March 2015. Kicking off the UK leg in Norwich on 2nd March, the four piece will ramage through ten venues, rolling into Europe after a show in Manchester on 14th March. Expect to hear some new tunes too, as HALESTORM have been busy in the studio working on their next album release, due out Spring 2015. More album details will be revealed shortly but meanwhile, fans can get a taste via some special in-studio clips at: https://www.youtube.com/user/HalestormRocks.

HALESTORM’s feisty frontwoman Lzzy Hale enthuses, “We are so stoked to get back to our European Freaks in March! Thank you for all the love over the ‘net...but now we want to see your faces!!! And we have some killer friends we're bringing along with us: NOTHING MORE and WILSON. Don't hesitate! This is not a tour you can afford to miss!”

Joining them as special guests are uncompromising Texans, NOTHING MORE. The band unleashed their self-titled, sixth studio album in June this year via label Eleven Seven Music, and turned heads in the UK this month supporting The Pretty Reckless. Vocalist Jonny Hawkins states, "We just wrapped up an amazing tour of the UK and are itching to get back, so we are stoked to return to the UK and Europe with the amazing Halestorm. We first met Lzzy and Joe a few months back at one of our shows in Nashville. We felt an instant connection with them and had a feeling we'd find a way to join them on the the road at some point. Here we come!"

Set to get the party started are Detroit party monsters, WILSON. With critically acclaimed debut, ‘Full Blast Fuckery’ on the racks, the five lads are excited to finally bring their brand of Detroit mayhem to these shores. WILSON’s frontman Chad Nicefield adds, "We are humbly honoured to be a part of Halestorm's European tour. You can fully expect WILSON to bring the heat! This is our first time delivering our freshly baked Fuckery goods across the pond and we cannot wait to bring it worldwide!"

Get rocked at:
Mon 2nd March - NORWICH UEA
Tue 3rd March - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thu 5th March - LEEDS O2 Academy
Fri 6th March - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Sat 7th March - INVERNESS Ironworks
Mon 9th March - WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall
Tue 10th March - LONDON The Roundhouse
Thu 12th March - SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
Fri 13th March - CARDIFF University Great Hall
Sat 14th March - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

 The Used Announce UK Tour.

The UsedFriday 5th December 2014
The Used are very excited to announce their return to the UK in 2015 - their first UK headline tour in 3 years! Having stormed the stage at Download in 2014 and their HUGE SOLD OUT US tour with Taking Back Sunday, The Used cannot be stopped! Be sure to catch them at one of the following shows

February:
5th Southampton, Mo Club
7th Nottingham, Rock City
8th Newcastle, O2 Academy
10th Glasgow, Garage
11th Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
13th Leeds, Uni Stylus
14th Manchester Academy 2
15th Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
17th Oxford, O2 Academy
19th London, Koko
20th Bristol, O2 Academy

 

 Status Quo Announce Acoustic Tour For 2015.

Status QuoMonday 1st December 2014
Live Nation is proud to announce that Britain’s best-loved rockers Status Quo will undertake a truly special 5 date “Aquostic Live 2015” UK tour in April 2015. Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 5th December priced at £38.50 / £48.50 regionally and £35 / £40 / £48.50 / £55 for London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

After 50 years at the top of their game as one of the world’s premiere hard rock acts, Quo have leapt out of their comfort zone, this tour will be fully acoustic and will feature female backing vocalists, additional musicians and even a string section; a totally new Quo live experience!

“Aquostic Live 2015” will see Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards and Leon Cave building on the incredible success currently being enjoyed by the “Aquostic (Stripped Bare)” album itself which was a Top 5 hit, giving the band their highest chart placing for 18 years. The band are taking the show that wowed the listeners of BBC Radio 2, plus those lucky enough to be in the intimate surroundings of London’s Roundhouse in October - and indeed the 8,000 fans who saw the show at the Schleyerhalle arena in Stuttgart – out on to the road. Packed with hits, both new and old, taken from that unbelievable back catalogue and comprehensively reworked, “Aquostic Live 2015” represents something of a new dawn for the band.

Classic Rock said that the album “Not only survives the songs’ sparse makeover, but actually dares to improve many of them,” with The Times adding that, “It’s time to… reclaim them as one of Britain’s great bands.” The Sun said simply that the album, “Helps confirm their national treasure status,” whilst Sunday Express commented, “If you haven't bought a new Quo album in a while this is the one to get”. Classic Rock said simply of The Roundhouse show, “It was triumphant”.

Support on all dates will come from Terry & Gerry, the Birmingham based cult skiffle cow-punk band Terry and Gerry who reforming in honour of their biggest fan, the late John Peel, to perform on this tour and headline dates of their own.

APRIL 2015
Mon 20th - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Tues 21st – Sheffield City Hall

Thurs 23rd – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Fri 24th – Portsmouth Guildhall

Sat 26th – London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo

Featuring a full set of Quo classics that are immediately recognisable, and yet demonstrably re-engineered, “Aquostic Live 2015” is a series of dates not to be missed. See also www.statusquo.co.uk [the site for ticket pre-sales, album purchases and more information].

 The Blackout Announce Split.

The BlackoutMonday 1st December 2014
The Blackout have announced the sad news that they have no plans to follow up their current EP release, ‘Wolves’. It is best said in their own words, so read their statement below describing the break up as well as a ‘thank you’ to fans and supporters. In March 2015 they will be saying their official ‘Goodbyes’ with a series of shows throughout the UK ending in their hometown, Merthyr Tydfil at the Leisure Centre with a very special show, and big send off for what the band think the fans deserve. This will mark the end of the road for The Blackout.

Check out the full list of final tour dates and a statement from the band below.

Hey Guys,
There’s no point in dancing around the subject, so we’ll cut right to the chase. We regret to announce that Wolves will be the final release by The Blackout. Unfortunately we have come to the conclusion we are unable to sustain this band anymore, and we feel the time is right to bring it to a close. This is the hardest decision we have ever had to make as a band, and although we do it with heavy hearts, we also do with our heads held high. We are all extremely proud of Wolves, and are eternally grateful to each and every one of you who helped it get made. We said that it would not exist without your support, and we honestly mean that. We achieved more than we ever dreamed of when we started this band, and we take with us memories, relationships and friends that will last the rest of our lives. We have always said that we’d be nothing without the people who came to the shows, who stood out in the rain, who camped out overnight and we want to thank you, all of you, for making the last ten years so special for us. Whether you came to one show or one hundred, your passion and support has been humbling and life changing. We play our farewell shows in March 2015, these will be the last shows we will play as a band. Unfortunately, these shows will only be in the UK. There are no plans for anything more for The Blackout, so we hope you would like to come and party with us for the final time.
Once again, thank you for helping us live out our dreams.
Love
The Blackout

2015 Farewell Shows
Mon 23 March Asylum, Birmingham
Tues 24 March Koko, London
Wed 25 March Academy 3, Manchester
Thu 26 March King Tuts, Glasgow
Sat 28 March Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil
Tickets priced at £13.00 on sale Wednesday