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 Backyard Babies Announce UK Tour.

Backyard BabiesThursday 27th August 2015
Backyard Babies – Peder Carlsson, Johan Blomquist, Dregen and Nicke Borg, born same year, same town, Nässjö, southern Sweden – have returned to action after a five-year hiatus.

Formed in 1989, and with half a dozen studio albums to their name, the line-up of the band has never changed, and neither has the collective desire to claim a key and colorful chapter in the annals of rock 'n' roll.

The single 'Th1rt3en or Nothing' will be followed by festival appearances right across Europe, paving the way for the release of new album, Four By Four that will be released August 28th. Then it's off to Japan to keep the party going.

Watch 'Th1rt3en or Nothing' video here: https://youtu.be/skpBasc-Ed0

Tour dates:
22nd November                   Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
23rd November                    Glasgow, O2 ABC2
24th November                    Manchester, Academy 3
25th November                    London, Islington Academy

 Defeater Announce Instore Show.

DefeaterThursday 27th August 2015
Defeater will be doing an acoustic set at Banquet Records on 8th November at 5pm. The show will be free and open to all-ages.

The band are now streaming their new album prior to its official release at www.defeater.me/. Abandoned is the 4th studio album from the Boston hardcore band and it will be released on Friday, August 28th via Epitaph.
Unlike most bands - Defeater don't write songs so much as they write histories, and specifically the history of a never-named New Jersey family whose already troubled lives disintegrate into torment, rendered all the more tragic for the depth and detail of singer Derek Archambault's lyrics. Abandoned was written and recorded in a welcome period of relief in Archambault's life, after he'd finally received a life-changing surgery that repaired severe hip damage he suffered in an injury. For years, chronic pain had been constricting his life, interfering with Defeater's performances and tours. Archambault's surgery, he says, allowed him to redouble his connection with his own writing, leaving him clear to truly inhabit what he calls his own Glass family—after the famous J.D. Salinger characters.

The pain his characters feel comes from pain he's witnessed or experienced, and the unexplainable event that triggers the story of Abandoned—the action of a higher power or just chance, says Archambault. And his main character's agonizing relationship with that higher power—and the very question of the existence was born from Archambault's own disillusionment with church as a child.
           
But Abandoned isn't just some heavy-handed polemic against religion, explains Archambault. ("And I'm not trying to paint everyone as martyrs," he adds. "Pun intended for this record.") Instead, it's a way to use religion—as well as drugs, alcohol and even fleeting moments of love. Says Archambault: "This is my ending metaphor for life—it's about how people constantly look for answers for their questions in all the wrong places.

Pre-orders for Abandoned are available on CD and vinyl at  and on iTunes. Defeater will be back in Europe on the Impericon Never Say Die Tour! this fall in support of the new album. 
ABANDONED TRACK LIST
1. Contrition 
2. Unanswered
3. December 1943
4. Spared In Hell
5. Divination 
6. Borrowed & Blue 
7. Penance 
8. Remorse 
9. Pillar Of Salt 
10. Atonement
11. Vice & Regret

IMPERICON NEVER SAY DIE! TOUR
06 Nov – Wiesbaden (DE) – Schlachthof
07 Nov – Antwerp (BE) – Trix
08 Nov – London (UK) – Koko
09 Nov – Manchester (UK) – Club Academy
10 Nov – Glasgow (UK) – Garage
11 Nov – Bristol (UK) – Marble Factory
12 Nov – Haarlem (NL) – Patronaat
13 Nov – Hamburg (DE) – Markthalle
14 Nov – Berlin (DE) – Astra
15 Nov – Prague (CZ) – Meet factory
16 Nov – Hungary (HU) – Durer Kert
17 Nov – Vienne (AT) – Arena
18 Nov – Bologna (IT) – Zona Roveri
19 Nov – Munich (DE) – Backstage
20 Nov – Pratteln (CH) – 27
21 Nov – Lyon (FR) – CCO
22 Nov – Barcelona (ES) – Razzmatazz
23 Nov – Madrid (ES) – Sala Cats
24 Nov – Bordeaux (FR) – Rock School Barbey
25 Nov – Paris (FR) – Machine Du Moulin Rouge
26 Nov – Stuttgart (DE) – LKA
27 Nov – Oberhausen (DE) – Turbinenhalle 2
28 Nov – Leipzig (DE) – Werk 2

 Children Of Bodom Reveal Track By Track Album Preview Video.

Children Of BodomWednesday 26th August 2015
Finnish Heavy Metal powerhouse CHILDREN OF BODOM are set to release their forthcoming album 'I Worship Chaos' on October 2nd via Nuclear Blast. Today the band has released the first track by track trailer for the forthcoming album, which covers new songs 'I Hurt', 'My Bodom (I Am The Only One) and 'Morrigan'. Watch the trailer over on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kXVyTLf5FVM

Returning to Finland's Danger Johnny Studios (located at a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) to record I Worship Chaos, the album was produced by the band and Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their earlier albums Halo Of Blood, Hatebreeder, Follow The Reaper and Hate Crew Deathroll. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki and the artwork was created by Finnish artist Tuomas Korpi ( tuomaskorpi.com).

I Worship Chaos track list:

01. I Hurt
02. My Bodom (I Am The Only One)
03. Morrigan
04. Horns
05. Prayer For The Afflicted
06. I Worship Chaos
07. Hold Your Tongue
08. Suicide Bomber
09. All For Nothing
10. Widdershins
Bonus tracks (digibook only):
11. Mistress Of Taboo (PLASMATICS cover)
12. Danger Zone (KENNY LOGGINS cover)
13. Black Winter Day (AMORPHIS cover)
Bonus DVD (digibook only):
01. Making Of

Pre-order I Worship Chaos http://nblast.de/COBWorshipChaos
CHILDREN OF BODOM will be heading to UK shores with MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD and SYLOSIS this November:

09.11.  IRL       Dublin - 3Arena
11.11.  UK       Glasgow - Braehead Arena
12.11.  UK       Manchester - O2 Apollo Manchester
14.11.  UK       London - The SSE Arena Wembley
15.11.  UK       Birmingham - Birmingham o2 Academy

Buy tickets:  http://po.st/M8YLZF

 Wolf Announce Tour With Enforcer.

WolfWednesday 26th August 2015
The autumn is going to be a celebration of Swedish steel! WOLF founded in 1995 and were the first wave of the NWOSHM (New Wave Of Swedish Heavy Metal). They inspired the next generation like Enforcer who came to birth in 2004 with a new Speed Metal approach while the new kids on the block, Dynamite, present the Rock’n’Roll side of good old Metal.

The band comments: “We are thrilled to get out on the road to promote ’Devil Seed’ on yet another run around Europe, this time with fellow Swedes in Enforcer and Dynamite. This package is so much Metal that everyone coming to the shows will have a hard time passing airport security and metal detectors for a foreseeable future. Buckle up and get ready, the Heavy Metal tour of the fall is soon in a city near you!“

WOLF’s lastest album “Devil Seed” came out last Summer and was hailed by international press:

"Wolf makes entertainment metal of high to sky-high levels." - Sweden Rock Magazine Album Of The Month!

"Once again the production sparkles and the instrumentation is incisive but never indulgent, with Shark Attack, My Demon and Killing Floor boasting simple, surging choruses that'll have you screaming along." - 8 of 10 in Metal Hammer UK

"There's a touch of Judas Priest's Rob Halford in Niklas Stalvind's big voice, but it's the stomping heft of the whole shebang that makes Wolf look like trad metal's answer to Airbourne." - 4/5 Kerrang (UK)

Check out these songs:
"Shark Attack" promo video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9ir6YC2uNU
My Demon" lyric video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZbbKkFtANg

Don’t miss this gathering of generations and make sure to train your neck for headbanging insanity!

ENFORCER, WOLF + Dynamite “From Beyond” tour
08.10.2015 Queens Hall, Nuneaton, UK
09.10.2015 Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, Ireland
10.10.2015 Limelight 2, Belfast, UK
11.10.2015 Audio, Glasgow, UK
12.10.2015 Live Rooms, Chester, UK
13.10.2015 Underworld, London, UK

 The Wildhearts For September Tour.

WildheartsWednesday 26th August 2015
The Wildhearts' will be  playing the classic P.H.U.Q. album in its entirety on a September tour. The tour celebrates the 20th anniversary of their most commercially successful album.

Support will be from the recently reformed Baby Chaos, and Ginger's brilliant side-project Hey!Hello!

'P.H.U.Q.'  was released in May 1995 and crashed into the UK Top Ten Album Chart at number 6. The album spawned two Top 40 hit singles, I Wanna Go Where The People Go and Just In Lust, which reached numbers 16 and 28 respectively and here is the video for I Wanna Go Where The People Go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVo_XGm0Xbw

'I can't wait to get in front of the Wildhearts fans again. They're the loudest, craziest, most passionate crowd I've ever seen, and we're doing this tour for them. It's going to be a pretty emotional evening, for everyone. 
I'm especially excited to be taking Hey! Hello! on the road with us too. This is my new band, and I'll be concentrating on them full time in 2016. We'll be recording our new album later this year and I'm expecting to see a lot of love for this group next year, especially from Wildhearts fans.
The world needs new headline bands, and now we finally have one. 
Watch this space, and don't miss Hey! Hello! on tour with The Wildhearts in September. Get down early.'

The September tour dates are: 
17th      Nottingham                   Rock City.  
18th      Manchester                   Academy.
19th      Newcastle                     O2 Academy.
20th      Glasgow                       O2 ABC.          

           
22nd     Leeds Academy            O2 Academy. 
23rd      Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall.                
24th      Bristol               O2  Academy. 
25th      London             O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.

 Nat King Cole Releases Musical Autobiography .

Nat King Cole Releases Musical Autobiography.Wednesday 26th August 2015
"I started out to become a jazz pianist.  In the meantime I started singing and I sang the way I felt and that's just the way it came out." Nat King Cole

Universal Music will celebrate the work of one of the most accomplished singers in popular song with the release of the definitive Nat King Cole collection on 9th October 2015  Entitled 'Nat King Cole – His Musical Autobiography' it is a glorious career retrospective containing 262 tracks from 1939 - 1965 over 10 CDs including all of his signature songs, a disc of rare and unreleased recordings and a disc featuring his legendary 'Live At The Philharmonic' appearances from 1944, a landmark in the history of jazz.  Housed in a deluxe clamshell box, the set will also feature two DVDs, the first featuring the unreleased 1963 Australian TV Special 'The Mobil Limb Show' and the second featuring the acclaimed 2014 documentary 'Nat King Cole – Afraid Of The Dark' as well as an 88 page book by respected author and musicologist Richard Havers, which is illustrated with rare and unseen photos of Nat at work and play and includes his original tour scrapbook.

Nat King Cole was born Nathaniel Adams Coles in Montgomery, Alabama in the Deep South of the US on March 17th 1919 in a society riven with racial prejudice and went on to become the first black TV star in America.  As a child he sang in church where his father was a preacher and from a very early age he picked out tunes on the piano encouraged by his mother who played the church organ.  He made his recording debut in his brother Eddie's band in 1936 and his improvisational skills can be heard in his earliest recordings with the King Cole's Swingsters in '39 but his reputation started to grow exponentially when he stepped up to the mike and unleashed that velvet baritone on an unsuspecting world.  Cole went on to work with some of the great songwriters and arrangers of the 40s and 50s including Billy May, Gordon Jenkins and Nelson Riddle, and his flawless warm phrasing ensured that he had more than 100 hit records and charted more than two dozen albums in his era-defining career.  Though his voice made him one of the most recognizable singers in history alongside Sinatra, Crosby and Dean Martin, Cole was modest about his gift, saying – "I'm a musician at heart.  I know I'm not really a singer.  I couldn't compete with real singers.  But I sing because the public buys it."  Cole died tragically too soon of lung cancer in 1965 but left behind a catalogue of music that stands shoulder to shoulder with any other singer of that era and continues to delight new generations of listeners to this day.  Nat King Cole was awarded a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1990 and was inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame in 2000.

Beautifully produced and expertly researched 'Nat King Cole – His Musical Autobiography' runs the gamut of Cole's unique talent from his pure jazz piano stylings to his sublimely romantic ballads and is a joy for anyone whose interest in Cole stretches beyond the pop hits that made him famous.

The full tracklisting of the box is as follows:

CD1: 1939-1943 - I LIKE TO RIFF

1.  There's No Anesthetic For Love
2.  Riffin' At The Bar-B-Q
3.  Harlem Swing
4.  Dancing In The Street
5.  I Like To Riff
6.  By The River Sainte Marie
7.  Sweet Lorraine
8.  This Side Up
9.  Honeysuckle Rose
10. Gone With The Draft
11. Early Morning Blues
12. Scotchin' With Soda
13. Hit The Ramp
14. Stop! The Red Lights On
15. Call The Police
16. Are You Fer It
17. That Ain't Right
18. Hit That Jive Jack
19. All For You
20. Vim, Vom Veedle
21. Pitchin' Up a Boogie
22. Let's Spring One
23. F.S.T. (Fine Sweet And Tasty)
24. Got A Penny
25. Let's Pretend

CD2: 1943-1946 - STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT

1.  Straighten Up And Fly Right
2.  I Just Can't See For Lookin'
3.  Jumpin' At Capitol
4.  If You Can't Smile And Say Yes
5.  Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You
6.  Sweet Lorraine
7.  Embraceable You
8.  It's Only A Paper Moon
9.  The Man I Love
10. Body & Soul
11. Prelude in C Sharp Minor
12. What Is This Thing Called Love
13. Easy Listening Blues
14. I Realize Now
15. Bring Another Drink
16. I'm A Shy Guy
17. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
18. Sweet Georgia Brown
19. It is Better to be By Yourself
20. The Frim Fram Sauce
21. Come To Baby Do!
22. Homeward Bound
23. This Way Out
24. But She's My Buddy's Chick
25. How Does it Feel

CD3: 1946-1949 - GET YOUR KICKS ON ROUTE 66

1.  (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
2.  Everyone Is Sayin' Hello Again (Why Must We Say Goodbye?)
3.  I'm In The Mood For Love
4.  I've Only Myself To Blame
5.  To A Wild Rose
6.  You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)
7.  The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
8.  The Best Man
9.  I Love You For Sentimental Reasons
10. In The Cool of the Evening
11. You're the Cream In My Coffee
12. Come In Out of The Rain
13. Meet Me At No Special Place
14. Save The Bones For Henry Jones
15. Nature Boy
16. It's The Sentimental Thing To Do
17. The Geek
18. Little Girl
19. Lost April
20. Put 'Em In A Box, Tie 'Em With A Ribbon
21. Lush Life
22. Land Of Love
23. Yes Sir That's My Baby
24. Calypso Blues
25. My Baby Just Cares For Me

CD4: 1950-1951 – UNFORGETTABLE

1.  For You My Love
2.  I Almost Lost My Mind
3.  Baby Won't You Say You Love Me
4.  Mona Lisa
5.  The Greatest Inventor Of Them All
6.  Home (When Shadows Fall)
7.  The Tunnel Of Love
8.  Orange Colored Sky
9.  Jam-Bo
10. Frosty The Snowman
11. Jet
12. The Magic Tree
13. Always You
14. Destination Moon
15. Too Young
16. That's My Girl
17. Red Sails In The Sunset
18. Because Of Rain
19. Song Of Delilah
20. Unforgettable
21. My First And My Last Love
22. Miss Me
23. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
24. The Ruby & The Pearl

CD5: 1952-54 - SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY

1.  Somewhere Along the Way
2.  Funny (Not Much)
3.  Penthouse Serenade
4.  Laura
5.  I'm Never Satisfied
6.  Faith Can Move Mountains
7.  Strange
8.  Pretend
9.  Can't I
10. That's All
11. I Am In Love
12. Return To Paradise
13. A Fool Was I
14. Tenderly
15. Let's Fall In Love
16. Lover, Come Back To Me!
17. Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
18. Answer Me, My Love
19. It Happens To Be Me
20. Make Her Mine
21. Smile
22. Hajji Baba (Persian Lament)
23. My One Sin (In Life)
24. The Sand & The Sea
25. A Blossom Fell
26. If I May
27. Forgive My Heart

CD6: 1955-57 – STARDUST

1. I Want To Be Happy
2. Someone You Love
3. Take Me Back To Toyland
4. Dreams Can Tell A Lie
5. I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life
6. Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You
7. Ask Me
8. Too Young To Go Steady
9.  Never Let Me Go
10.That's All There Is To That
11. My Dream Sonata
12. Night Lights
13. To The Ends Of The Earth
14. Sweet Lorraine
15. Ballerina
16. Blame It On My Youth
17. You Are My First Love
18. When Rock and Roll Comes To Trinidad
19. Love Letters
20. Stardust
21. Send For Me
22. When I Fall In Love
23. My Personal Possession
24. With You On My Minde
25. The Song Of Raintree County
26. The Party's Over
27. Angel Smile

CD7: 1958-60 - YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU

1.  St Louis Blues
2.  Looking Back
3.  Do I Like It
4.  Come Closer To Me
5.  Come To The Mardi Gras
6.  This is All I Ask
7.  The Very Thought Of You
8.  Mood Indigo                  
9.  Nothin' In The World
10. Non Dimenticar (Don't Forget)
11. Crazy She Calls Me
12. Give Me Your Love
13. Madrid
14. You Made Me Love You
15. I Must Be Dreaming
16. Sweet Bird Of Youth
17. In A Mellow Tone (instrumental)
18. Midnight Flyer
19. Time And The River
20. Whatcha Gonna Do
21. That's You
22. Hundreds and Thousands of Girls
23. My Love
24. Wild is Love
25. If I Knew
26. Poinciana     
27. When It's Summer
28. Illusion

CD8: 1961-65 - RAMBLIN' ROSE

1.  Take A Fool's Advice
2.  When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
3.  Let True Love Begin 
4.  Cappuccina
5.  Step Right Up (And Say You Love Me)
6.  Everything Happens To Me  
7.  The Right Thing To Say
8.  September Song          
9.  Ramblin' Rose
10. Your Cheatin' Heart
11. Dear Lonely Hearts
12. I Could Have Danced All Night
13. All Over The World
14. Nothing Goes Up (Without Coming Down)
15. Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer
16. My True Carrie Love
17. That Sunday, That Summer
18. Mr Wishing Well
19. I Don't Want To Be Hurt Anymore
20. People
21. More And More Of Your Amor
22. Kareha (Japanese version of Autumn Leaves)
23. I Don't Want To See Tomorrow
24. L-O-V-E
25. Let Me Tell You Babe
26. The Ballad of Cat Ballou
27. The Girl From Ipanema
28. Three Little Words
29.  No Other Heart

CD9: JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC

1.  Lester Leaps In
2.  Tea For Two
3.  Blues
4.  Body And Soul
5.  Sweet Lorraine
6.  The Man I Love
7.  I've Found A New Baby
8.  Rosetta
9.  Bugle Call Rag
10. One O'Clock Jump
11. Oh, Lady Be Good!

CD10: RARE & UNRELEASED
 
1 - 6. Just You, Just Me: Takes 1-6
7.   Little Child
8.   The Day Isn't Long Enough
9.   Sweet William (And The Lily Of The Valley)
10. The Sleeping Beauty
11. The Magic Window
12-20. Why Can't We Try Again
21.  You're Wrong, All Wrong
22.  Little Fingers
23-25. United: takes 1-3
26.  Unfair: take 8
27.  One Sun
28.  Coo Coo Roo Coo Coo Paloma
29-41. Thank You Pretty Baby: takes 1-13

DVD 1: MOBIL LIMB SHOW TELEVISION SPECIAL
 
1.  The Way You Look Tonight
2.  When I Fall In Love
3.  I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Right Myself a Letter
4.  Imagination
5.  Mona Lisa
6.  It's Only a Paper Moon
7. Too Young
8.  Where or When
9.  To The Ends of the Earth
10. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
11. To The Ends of the Earth
12. Non Dimenticar
13. To The Ends of the Earth
14. Acércate Más
15. To The Ends of the Earth
16. Dear Lonely Hearts
17. I Love A Piano
18. Walking My Baby Back Home
19. Ramblin' Rose
20. A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening

DVD 2 – NAT KING COLE - AFRAID OF THE DARK - 2014 Documentary

This award winning documentary is the final testimony on the tremulous life of a musical legend and also 'a beacon of hope' to blacks across 1950s America, as told by Director Jon Brewer.

 77 Announce New Album.

77Wednesday 26th August 2015
’77 are proud to present the cover of their upcoming album 'Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us', which is due for a release October 30th, 2015.

The album was produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano who has worked with diverse artists such as Paradise Lost, Ghost, Ulver or Cathedral. You figure this might sound too heavy for fans of real Rock’n’Roll? Wait until you get to hear the first track and you’ll be turned into a real believer that this was a match made in Rock’n’Roll heaven!

Gomez comments on the recording: "Working with '77 was a brilliant journey back to... well... sort of 1977!  We decided to take our trip back in time very seriously and didn't compromise on anything. First, we worked very hard on a pre-production, then went to record the album on an all-original 1976 Neve desk at Music Lan Studios in Spain. It was all recorded live using vintage drums, guitars, amplifiers, microphones and classic analog outboard units - all to analogue 2 inch tape. In most cases we kept the first take and we did no more than two takes per song. We then mixed in my Orgone Studios on my SSL desk and mastered it to 1/4 inch analogue tape. The result: an exciting, energetic record where I think we managed to capture the spirit of '77."

Artistically and aesthetically deeply rooted in the Seventies the Valeta brothers Armand Valeta (vocals and rhythm guitar) and LG Valeta (lead guitar) founded ’77 (pronounced Seventy Seven) as a direct reflection of the concept of the era they love. Over the past years ’77, who are hailing from Spain, didn’t just make a name for themselves with their studio recordings, but particularly with their high energy live shows that secured them countless European tours with the likes of diverse bands such as Bullet or Audrey Horne.

The tracklisting of “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us” reads as follows:
1. It's Alright
2. Tonight
3. Come & Join Us
4. Street Dogs
5. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
6. GMDF
7. Tightrope
8. Still Waiting
9. No One Like You
10. She Makes Me
11. Too Young To Go
12. We Want More Rock And Roll

‘77 live

Supporting Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock:
30.10.15 (NL) Zoetermeer - Boerderij
31.10.15 (NL) Rijssen - Lucky
03.11.15 (FR) Paris - Bataclan
05.11.15 (LUX) Esch-sur-Alzette - Rockhal
06.11.15 (FR) Bourg En Bresse - La Tannerie
07.11.15 (FR) Les Pennes-Mirabeau - Jas'Rod

27.08.15 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
28.08.15 (DE) Wörrstadt - Neuborn Open Air Festival
29.08.15 (DE) Hamburg - The Rock Café St. Pauli
19.09.15 (ES) Vic - MMVV 2015
27.11.15 (DE) Dortmund - Leafmeal

 Deez Nuts Announce Tour.

Deez NutsWednesday 26th August 2015
After an extensive European tour with Stick To Your Guns, Trash Talk and Being As An Ocean as well as shows in Russia, Greece and several festival appearances DEEZ NUTS return to Europe and the UK. Joining them are Special Guests Nasty, Expire, Astroid Boys (Nov 20 – Nov 30), Coldburn (Dec 6 – Dec 18) and Louie Knuxx. It is the band’s first headline tour in support of their latest album “Word Is Bond”, which entered the German charts at #34 upon its release in April this year.

“Word Is Bond” European Tour 2015
DEEZ NUTS
Special Guests:
Nasty, Expire, Astroid Boys (Nov 20 – Nov 30), Coldburn (Dec 6 – Dec 18), Louie Knuxx

22.11.15 (UK) Birmingham - The Rainbow
23.11.15 (UK) Leeds - The Key Club
24.11.15 (UK) Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
25.11.15 (UK) Sheffield - Corporation
26.11.15 (UK) London - Underworld

Make sure to check out all the videos launched for “Word Is Bond”:
“What I Gotta Do”:
Outside Germany: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBA8pAuR3v8

 Babymetal Announce Wembley Show.

BabymetalWednesday 26th August 2015
BABYMETAL
have announced their return to the UK next year. The worldwide phenomenon will headline London SSE Arena Wembley on April 2nd 2016.

Tickets go on sale 10am Wednesday 2nd September.

The news comes ahead of their main stage performance at Reading & Leeds Festivals this weekend, marking the end of an impressive summer that’s seen them storm the stage at Download Festival to thousands of adoring fans, as well as winning both a Kerrang! Award for ‘The Spirit Of Independence’ and a Metal Hammer Golden God Award for ‘ Breakthrough Act.

Details of two new DVD releases can also be revealed. LIVE AT BUDOKAN: Red Night & Black Night Apocalypse will be released on 2DVD and Blu-Ray, as well as a Limited Edition Red Night CD+DVD format, while LIVE IN LONDON, featuring footage from the band’s two sold out shows at Kentish Town Forum and Brixton Academy will be on 2DVD and Blu-ray. Both come out via earMUSIC on 30th October 2015.

For a taste of what to expect on the main stages at Reading and Leeds this weekend check out this just-released video of ‘Ijime,Dame,Zettai’ live at Sonisphere 2014: http://youtu.be/Ro-_cbfdrYE

 Iron Maiden Set For 2016 World Tour.

Iron MaidenTuesday 25th August 2015
IRON MAIDEN, whose new studio album The Book of Souls, their first for 5 years, will be released worldwide next week on Sept 4, are taking touring to a new level using a Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet (aka Queen of the Skies) for their World Tour next year. Vocalist Bruce Dickinson is currently in training for his licence to fly the massive four engine jet, which is almost twice the size and over three times the weight of the Boeing 757 used on previous tours in 2008/9/11 (see attached comparison grid).

The new Ed Force One will take the band, crew and over 12 tons of equipment more than 55,000 miles (88,500km) around the planet with concerts in six of the seven continents (Australasia, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Europe) with The Book of Souls World Tour 2016 expected to visit around 35 countries. 
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Details of the precise schedule are currently being finalised and we will commence announcements of specific dates for the different territories in a few weeks' time. However we can reveal that The Book Of Souls World Tour will open in the U.S.A in late February with Ed Force One flying in for three shows before, in early March, heading into Central America visiting MEXICO, followed by a much anticipated first ever concert in EL SALVADOR and a return to COSTA RICA. Ed Force One then proceeds into South America for concerts in ARGENTINA, CHILE and a number of shows in BRAZIL before flying back to the USA at the end of March for ten more cities covering the USA and, of course, CANADA in the first two weeks of April.

A long awaited return to JAPAN follows later in April, and then the band are delighted to be playing their first ever shows in CHINA before heading to NEW ZEALAND and AUSTRALIA for a comprehensive tour during the first half of May. Shows in SOUTH AFRICA, Maiden's first visit there with Bruce, will be the last port of call before Ed Force One heads to EUROPE for a very extensive tour starting in late May and finishing in early August. This will the first time Ed Force One has ever been used on any European Tour dates (other than Bruce's Fan Club trips to shows) and will provide transport there for at least for the first few weeks.

Bruce Dickinson comments, "When the opportunity arose from my friends at Air Atlanta Icelandic to lease a 747 for The Book of Souls World Tour, of course we jumped at the chance, who wouldn't? The greatest benefit of travelling in a 747 is that because of its colossal size and freight capacity we can carry our stage production and all our stage equipment and desks in the cargo hold without having to make any of the immense structural modifications needed to do this on the previous 757, the extent of which fans will have noted on the Flight 666 DVD.

"Although in reality we cannot carry much more gear the savings in complexity, time and cost make using the 747 even more practical. All we will need to do is "paint" it and move a few seats around, with the added advantage that there is much more room for band and crew – our Krew can almost get a row of seats each to catch up on sleep on the flights! Furthermore, it is marginally faster 0.85 MACH and the range of around 7000NM (13,000 km) is much greater which means we will not have to make the refuelling stops we needed to with the 757.

"However, even though we have worked out the logistics of taking a plane of that immense size out on tour, I still have to learn to fly it before we can go anywhere! So, I'm currently doing my training to qualify as a pilot and Captain on a Boeing 747. I'm doing this at Cardiff Aviation, my aircraft maintenance facility in Wales, where we recently took possession of a rather splendid 747 simulator which I can't wait to get practising on! 

"We're all really excited at the thought of bringing our brand new tour to fans who have never seen us play live before, and of course re-visiting all our old friends again too. You can rest assured we are all working hard to put together a spectacular show for our fans."

The 747 is the world's most recognisable airliner on account of its distinctive hump. With its impressive dimensions of 70.7m (232ft) length, 19.4m (63.6ft) height and a jaw-dropping wing span of 64.4m (211ft) this double-decker aircraft has a range of 13,450km (7,262nm). (See grid for full and comparative specs)

Final dates, venues and ticket on sale times, along with full details of what Maiden fans can expect from The Book Of Souls World Tour, will be announced by territory starting in a few weeks' time. As usual, where feasible, IRON MAIDEN Fan Club members will have exclusive access to purchase tickets before they go on general sale. Also, wherever possible, the Fan Club will again be running the First To The Barrier draw for privileged, early access to the venue to secure the best standing positions by or close to the barrier.

The Book Of Souls is Maiden's sixteenth, and first ever, double studio album and is released 4 September through Parlophone Records (BMG in the US).

 New Years Day To Release Third Studio Album.

New Years DayTuesday 25th August 2015
NEW YEARS DAY will release their third full-length studio album, entitled Malevolence, on October 2nd via Another Century Records.

The news comes on the heels of what's been a monstrously significant year for the band, which saw them play this year's Van Warped Tour, as well as frontwoman Ash Costello hosting the Alternative Press Music Awards Red Carpet and taking an active role as a spokesperson for PETA.

Malevolence was produced by Erik Ron (The Word Alive, Motionless In White) and is the band's first release on Another Century Records.

Ash Costello (vocals) states, "Malevolence is the most personal album we have ever written to date. More than ever you can really feel the blood and tears in these lyrics. It wasn't an easy process because it was so emotional but what came from it is honest and real. It's therapeutic and angry but still shows vulnerability.

Our producer Erik Ron will always start an album by asking me “what are you feeling right now?" to which I replied "pissed off."  I think anyone that has suffered through loss, betrayal, insecurity and abandonment will absolutely relate to it. For me, it felt so good to get everything I had been bottling up out and hopefully it helps others in the process."
 
Check out the new lyric video for the album track 'Relentless' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cght2uhrnA

The band previously launched a video for the track 'Killer Be Killed', which can be viewed here:
https://youtu.be/FDIqbM_Q1gE

In support of the release, NEW YEARS DAY will embark on a support tour for MOTIONLESS IN WHITE in the UK this November/December.
 
NEW YEARS DAY supporting 'MOTIONLESS IN WHITE' UK Tour:
23 NOV Belfast (IRL) Mandela Hall
24 NOV Dublin (IRL) Academy                          
26 NOV Manchester - Club Academy
27 NOV Leeds - Stylus
28 NOV Glasgow (SCO) - Garage
29 NOV Nottingham - Rescue Rooms                            
01 DEC Birmingham - Asylum
02 DEC Bristol - The Fleece
03 DEC Southampton - 1865
04 DEC London - Underworld                          
06 DEC London - Underworld          

 Clutch Gear Up To Release New Album .

ClutchTuesday 25th August 2015
Clutch, the influential heavy rock band from Maryland, are pleased to share "The Making of Psychic Warfare" - Segment 1: Creation, Production, and Speculation via their Facebook page, facebook.com/Clutchband

The video clips - shot by David Brodsky and his company My Good Eye: Music Visuals - give fans an unprecedented view into the studio, as well as insight into the thoughts and ideas behind the making of the new Clutch album "Psychic Warfare".  Segment 1 includes interviews carried out as the band started pre-production with Machine, who recorded, mixed and produced the record. The band and Machine talk about the pre-production process while the album was being developed in Frederick, MD.

The series has 3 segments. Segment 2: Austin Calling (to go live September 14th) and Segment 3: Doom Saloon (to go live September 28th) continue with behind the scenes footage of the recording process as the band move to Austin,Texas to record at the Machine Shop, through to Clutch's return to Frederick, MD putting the finishing touches on the record.

In addition to posting "The Making of Psychic Warfare" video series, on alternating weeks vocalist Neil Fallon will be posting his comments on the lyrical content and explaining the meaning behind several songs from "Psychic  Warfare" on Clutch's Facebook page.

Neil Fallon lyric commentary series:
The Affidavit & X-Ray Visions
A Quick Death In Texas
Firebirds
Sucker For The Witch
Decapitation Blues
Noble Savage 

"Psychic Warfare" is the band's eleventh studio album and will be released worldwide October 2nd via their own label Weathermaker Music. The album was produced by longtime producer Machine (Lamb Of GodEvery Time I Die) and consists of 12 new tracks. Pre-order is available at Clutch's official website pro-rock.com now. "The title 'Psychic Warfare' is taken from the first track, and first video we did for the record 'X-Ray Visions" states singer Neil Fallon. "It's a tale about an unnamed protagonist who is forced to seek refuge in a flop house motel.  He is hiding from several nefarious psychic forces, the worst of which is his own sleep deprived paranoia." The album cover was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters.

"Psychic Warfare" track listing:
01 The Affidavit 
02 X-Ray Visions 
03 Firebirds 
04 A Quick Death in Texas 
05 Sucker For The Witch
06 Your Love is Incarceration
07 Doom Saloon 
08 Our Lady of Electric Light 
09 Noble Savage 
10 Behold the Colossus 
11 Decapitation Blues 
12 Son Of Virginia

Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the four original members got together in high school. Clutch is an unmatched musical force that has been best described as "the quintessential American Rock Band". They released their tenth studio album Earth Rocker via their own label Weathermaker Music on March 16, 2013. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date.

 The World Is A Beautiful Place Release New Album.

The World Is A Beautiful Place.Tuesday 25th August 2015
The World Is A Beautiful Place became something of a collective, an incredibly receptive and thoughtful group that could expand to nearly a dozen performers or condense down to a core five or six. At their best, The World Is made flexible, vivid art out of their refusal to be any one form. Indeed, that collective, communitarian spirit has also defined Broken World Media, the independent label owned and operated by several members of the band, offering free downloads of their entire discography and boasting as diverse a collection of artists are you're likely to find.

On September 25th The World Is A Beautiful Place will be releasing Harmlessness, their second full-length and first for the legendary punk outlet Epitaph Records. The album is a breakthrough, a new acme for a band that has done brilliant work in crafting striking melodies, poignant narratives, and confident, compelling songs out of their own complicated and imaginative aesthetic. The album ranges from the hushed folk of opener "You Can't Live Here Forever" to the epic, grandiose "Mount Hum" – spanning the bedroom pop of the band's salad days to the sweeping scope of 2013's Whenever, If Ever, and beyond.

"January 10th" finds the band re-shaping its atmospheric approach around a melody shared by Bello and Dvorak, yielding a song that is at once compelling in its pop instincts and daring in its impressionistic sounds. "I Can Be Afraid of Anything" pairs lovely, ornate strings and whistling synthesizer to a patiently building bedrock of post-emo, spending its cinematic seven minutes climbing and climbing, driven by another great performance from Bello, whose warm, moving voice lends newfound direction and tunefulness to The World Is A Beautiful Place's elliptical, experimental indie rock. The band has cited Bedhead, Don Caballero, Sun Kil Moon, and mewithoutYou as influences – all artists, that, like The World Is, have approached the art of making albums with intrepid imagination. Written as a group, Harmlessness finds the band developing some of its very best songs, even as certain tracks sprawl and stretch into abstract shapes.

If Harmlessness marks a new milestone for the band, and its foremost artistic achievement, it's also an album that spends time pondering the years that The World Is A Beautiful Place has spent finding its place. The title itself is a play on the band's first release, a gesture inspired by the return of founding member Tyler Bussey. Yet Derrick Shanholtzer-Dvorak also sees "Harmlessness" as a state to be achieved, an ethos that fits with all the open spirit of being "formless". In Shanholtzer-Dvorak's words, the goal is "to exist in harmlessness, doing no harm to those around you." It's a fitting idea for an album this devoted to beauty and humanity, and the search to find one in the other.

--- Chad Jewett, Half Cloth

 Defeater Stream New Album.

BuckcherryTuesday 25th August 2015
Defeater is streaming their new album prior to its official release at www.defeater.me/. Abandoned is the 4th studio album from the Boston hardcore band and it will be released on Friday, August 28th via Epitaph.
Unlike most bands - Defeater don't write songs so much as they write histories, and specifically the history of a never-named New Jersey family whose already troubled lives disintegrate into torment, rendered all the more tragic for the depth and detail of singer Derek Archambault's lyrics. Abandoned was written and recorded in a welcome period of relief in Archambault's life, after he'd finally received a life-changing surgery that repaired severe hip damage he suffered in an injury. For years, chronic pain had been constricting his life, interfering with Defeater's performances and tours. Archambault's surgery, he says, allowed him to redouble his connection with his own writing, leaving him clear to truly inhabit what he calls his own Glass family—after the famous J.D. Salinger characters.

The pain his characters feel comes from pain he's witnessed or experienced, and the unexplainable event that triggers the story of Abandoned—the action of a higher power or just chance, says Archambault. And his main character's agonizing relationship with that higher power—and the very question of the existence was born from Archambault's own disillusionment with church as a child.
           
But Abandoned isn't just some heavy-handed polemic against religion, explains Archambault. ("And I'm not trying to paint everyone as martyrs," he adds. "Pun intended for this record.") Instead, it's a way to use religion—as well as drugs, alcohol and even fleeting moments of love. Says Archambault: "This is my ending metaphor for life—it's about how people constantly look for answers for their questions in all the wrong places.

Pre-orders for Abandoned are available on CD and vinyl at  and on iTunes. Defeater will be back in Europe on the Impericon Never Say Die Tour! this fall in support of the new album. 
ABANDONED TRACK LIST
1. Contrition 
2. Unanswered
3. December 1943
4. Spared In Hell
5. Divination 
6. Borrowed & Blue 
7. Penance 
8. Remorse 
9. Pillar Of Salt 
10. Atonement
11. Vice & Regret

IMPERICON NEVER SAY DIE! TOUR
06 Nov – Wiesbaden (DE) – Schlachthof
07 Nov – Antwerp (BE) – Trix
08 Nov – London (UK) – Koko
09 Nov – Manchester (UK) – Club Academy
10 Nov – Glasgow (UK) – Garage
11 Nov – Bristol (UK) – Marble Factory
12 Nov – Haarlem (NL) – Patronaat
13 Nov – Hamburg (DE) – Markthalle
14 Nov – Berlin (DE) – Astra
15 Nov – Prague (CZ) – Meet factory
16 Nov – Hungary (HU) – Durer Kert
17 Nov – Vienne (AT) – Arena
18 Nov – Bologna (IT) – Zona Roveri
19 Nov – Munich (DE) – Backstage
20 Nov – Pratteln (CH) – 27
21 Nov – Lyon (FR) – CCO
22 Nov – Barcelona (ES) – Razzmatazz
23 Nov – Madrid (ES) – Sala Cats
24 Nov – Bordeaux (FR) – Rock School Barbey
25 Nov – Paris (FR) – Machine Du Moulin Rouge
26 Nov – Stuttgart (DE) – LKA
27 Nov – Oberhausen (DE) – Turbinenhalle 2
28 Nov – Leipzig (DE) – Werk 2

SPARED IN HELL VIDEO

 Parkway Drive Release New Video.

Parkway DriveTuesday 25th August 2015
Australian titans and metal's most ambitious band, Parkway Drive, will release their highly anticipated fifth album, Ire, September 25 on Epitaph. Watch Parkway Drive's thought provoking new video for "Crushed" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m4685liWb0&feature=youtu.be
As seen in their previous death-defying video for "Vice Grip", these demonstrations of risk-taking, of showing no fear, and of acquiring new skills could be a metaphor for the entire creation of Ire, the follow up to 2012's Atlas which was certified gold in Australia. Parkway Drive has taken a stunning creative leap and produced what they consider to be a career-defining statement.
As stated by vocalist Winston McCall:

"This is the album for us. Every single step of the way, whenever there was gamble to take, we took the biggest one we could. If this isn't the album that can go further than anything we thought was possible with this band and this type of music, that's fine, but we can't go back from this as far as we're concerned."

Parkway Drive has spent the past decade at the forefront of heavy music worldwide, and yet Ire is the sound of a band that continues to push their own limits. This is the kind of band that can sell-out stadiums and who have reached Metallica, metal god-like status in their home country. But Parkway Drive still loves the excitement of setting up a DIY show in Kolkata, India as seen in their world tour documentary Home is for the Heartless (2012).

The Australian powerhouse has tapped deep into its reserves of talent and creativity, and have taken their craft as musicians and songwriters to another level. Ire is clearly something brave and new as heard in the band's new found musical depth and urgency in Winston's vocal deliverance. They are a band that will continue to challenge themselves; and in doing so they will again redefine what has been thought possible for a metal band from Australia to achieve. Pre-orders for Ire are available at ParkwayDriveRock.com. Parkway Drive will tour worldwide in support of Ire; UK tour dates are as follows:

February 2016
12th   London @ O2 Brixton Academy
13th   Manchester @ O2 Apollo
14th   Glasgow @ O2 Academy
15th   Birmingham @ O2 Academy    

Ire Track Listing
1. Destroyer
2. Dying To Believe
3. Vice Grip
4. Crushed
5. Fractures
6. Writings on the Wall
7. Bottom Feeder
8. The Sound of Violence
9. Vicious
10. Dedicated
11. A Deathless Song

 Buckcherry Release New Album.

BuckcherryMonday 24th August 2015
 Los Angeles' notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band, Buckcherry, RELEASED their 7th studio album, Rock 'n' Roll, on August 21st via F-Bomb Records/Caroline.

On their Rock 'n' Roll, the Los Angeles quintet—Josh Todd [vocals], Keith Nelson [guitar], Stevie D. [guitar], Xavier Muriel [drums], and Kelly LeMieux [bass]—staunchly uphold the commandments of rock music with an arsenal of new anthems primed to explode on impact and teeming with riotous energy, sexy swagger, and primal chops intact.  It's something that the boys have done since day one, but it's more necessary now than ever.
 
"There's been so much talk about how rock 'n' roll is dead and all of this bullshit," says Todd. "The funny thing is, that's been going on since we put out our first record in 1999. We wanted to call the new album Rock 'n' Roll, because this is what we've been doing our whole lives. We focused on making a record that encompasses all of what we are. You get every flavor of Buckcherry."
 
They rev up Rock 'n' Roll with the propulsive first single and opener "Bring It On Back." From the jump, a robust guitar groove struts right alongside an unshakable refrain. It's got the band's signature hallmarks, but Todd pulled lyrical inspiration from a new source altogether. "When I'm not on the road, I race Go Karts for my hobby," he says. "The song is really about racing. I had a driver named Kurt Busch in mind when I wrote the lyrics. They call him 'The Outlaw,' and he's a badass. It captures that intensity of racing and the mentality. I love it."
 
 "Bring It On Back" is an immediate reminder that rock 'n' roll is alive and thriving in 2015. Buckcherry have added fuel to the genre's fire for nearly two decades now. The Grammy Award-nominated outfit is responsible for smashes including "Lit Up" off their gold-certified 1999 self-titled debut as well as "Crazy Bitch" and "Sorry" from 2006's platinum 15. Along the way, they've shared stages with everybody from AC/DC and Mötley Crüe to Slipknot and Rob Zombie, among others.
 
Fans can catch Buckcherry live in concert this summer on their North American tour. Additional tour dates for July – September will be announced soon. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/buckcherry for additional news and updates.
 
 Rock 'n' Roll Track List:
1.    Bring It On Back
2.    Tight Pants
3.    Wish To Carry On
4.     The Feeling Never Dies
5.     Cradle
6.     The Madness
7.     Wood
8.     Rain's Falling
9.     Sex Appeal
10.   Get With It
 
Buckcherry Tour Dates:
July 18 - El Paso, TX - Texas Showdown Festival
July 25 - Royalton, MN - Halfway Jam
July 31 - Kansas City, MO - KC Live!
Aug 1 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug 6 - Sturgis, SD - Buffalo Chip
Aug 15 - Longview, TX - Ink Life Tattoo Convention
Sep 19 - Menomonie, WI - Stout Ale House

 Warped Tour UK Announce Special Invite Only Party.

Warped TourMonday 24th August 2015
Ahead of this autumn's most exciting live event, Vans Warped Tour UK Presented by Monster Energy are hosting the party of all parties.  This invite only event will take place at the awesome Brooklyn Bowl at the O2 on September 14th.

To help us celebrate, Roam and Tigress and some special guests (to be announced the night before) will be putting on one hell of a live show.  There will be DJ sets ( Kerrang! radio's Alex Baker and other special guests) dance offs, a whole bunch of bowling and some incredible fried chicken!

Tickets will only be available to competition winners and invited guests.  Head to www.vanswarpedtouruk.com for more details on how to win tickets to the party of the year!

VANS WARPED TOUR UK PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY - which makes its welcome return to London's historic Alexandra Palace on 18th October -  will be the ONLY remaining European show for Black Veil Brides in 2015.. Joining them as co-headliners are Asking Alexandria.  Ben Bruce, guitarist for Asking Alexandria: "We cannot wait to play Warped this October. We are going to bring our biggest and best live show of our career!"

Line up (in alphabetical order) is as follows:
Allusondrugs
Anti-Flag
Asking Alexandria  (Co-Headline)
Attila
August Burns Red
Black Veil Brides (Co-Headline) (only remaining European show in 2015)
Boy Jumps Ship
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Creeper
Fearless Vampire Killers
Forever Came Calling
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Ghost Town
In Hearts Wake
John Coffey
Memphis May Fire
Metro Station
Reel Big Fish
Roam
Rob Lynch
The One Hundred
The Rocket Summer
The Word Alive
Tigress
Trophy Eyes
Twin Wild
Young Guns

Sticking to Warped Tour tradition, stage times will only be announced on the morning of the show. Get there early! Tickets are available now from http://www.vanswarpedtouruk.com / www.seetickets.com 

This years VANS WARPED TOUR UK PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY sees an additional stage added to the West Hall alongside returning sponsor Jägermeister . In the same way The Monster Energy East and West main stages have in previous years, Jukely and Jägermeister stages will alternate to give non-stop music and MORE bands in Ally Pally's West Hall. 

VANS WARPED TOUR US once again had a successful run.  The shows, which hit both coasts of the US and into Canada, featured bands such as Pierce The Veil, PVRIS, Attila, We Came As Romans, The Amity Affliction, Transit, Beartooth, Memphis May Fire, Black Veil Brides, August Burns Red, Mallory Knox, blessthefall, Mooseblood, Riff Raff, Neck Deep, As It Is, Night Riots,This Wild Life, Set It Off, Crossfaith, Family Force Five, Metro Station, Never Shout Never, Mod Sun, Silverstein, Hands Like Houses, Motion City Soundtrack, Juliet Simms, Citizen, Man Overboard, Icon For Hire, The Wonder Years, Miss May I and many more!

>Be sure to check out the amazing new book "Misfit Summer Camp: 20 Years on the road with the Vans Warped Tour" which contains 200 explosive pages chronicling the first two decades of the travelling circus that is the Vans Warped Tour.  Designed by tour founder Kevin Lyman and longtime friend of Warped, Howie Abrams - this book is loaded with exclusive interviews with the likes of Bad Religion, Blink 182, No Doubt, Coheed and Cambria, Echosmith, Paramore, Bowling For Soup, Reel Big Fish, 3OH!3, Hawthorne Heights, Killswitch Engage, The Wonder Years, Falling In Reverse and many, many more.  Plus dozens of never-before-seen photographs from Warped Tour's rich history by rock photographer Lisa Johnson. A must-have book for anyone who has ever attended the Vans Warped Tour!

The event takes place at "Ally Pally" which was last transformed into a seething mass of punk-fuelled energy in 2013 as the VANS WARPED TOUR rolled into town.  The best of punk and metal, with the likes of Rise Against, Parkway Drive and Enter Shikari performing for over 15,000 enthusiastic fans.

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman: "Due to popular demand and the ability to put together a stellar line-up, we look forward to bring the Vans Warped Tour back to the UK"

Not only was the 2013 line up one of the most impressive festival bills - seeing incredible performances from Neck Deep, Yellowcard, Hacktivist and a secret acoustic performance by A Day To Remember - In addition, the VANS WARPED TOUR also ran an initiative which saw the donation of hundreds of food tins and cash donations after fans were invited to support the Islington Foodbank and the Trussell Trust to help those in need in the local community. A huge amount of money was also raised for Teenage Cancer Trust via guest list donations and their booth, which saw the likes of While She Sleeps and Crossfaith stop by to meet fans and support the charity.

Since 1995, The Vans Warped Tour has been a staple of the Summer Festival circuit in the USA.  If you were to read the HUGE list of talented artists who have performed over the last 20 years it reads as the "Who's Who" guide to the best rock, metal, pop punk and hip hop.  Everyone from Eminem to Katy Perry - NOFX to Less Than Jake.

 Michael Monroe Tour Dates.

Michael MonroeMonday 24th August 2015
On the verge of releasing his latest solo outing “Blackout States” on October 9th via Spinefarm Records, today MICHAEL MONROE reveals the album artwork (see above) and track-listing (see below)  
01. This Ain‘t No Love Song
02. Old King‘s Road
03. Goin’ Down With The Ship
04. Keep Your Eye On You
05. The Bastard’s Bash
06. Good Old Bad Days
07. R.L.F.
08. Blackout States
09. Under The Northern Lights
10. Permanent Youth
11. Dead Hearts On Denmark Street
12. Six Feet In The Ground
13. Walk Away
14. Break The Noose (vinyl LP bonus track)

The new MICHAEL MONROE album “Blackout States” will be released on October 9th, 2015. It was produced by Chips Kiesbye (The Hellacopters, Nomads, etc.) in Gothenburg, Sweden, and mixed by Petri Majuri in Helsinki, Finland.

The Michael Monroe band features bassist Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls), guitarists Steve Conte (New York Dolls, Willy DeVille) &  Rich Jones (The Black Halos, Amen) and drummer Karl "Rockfist" Rosqvist (the Chelsea Smiles, Danzig).

On the new album, the legendary vocalist comments: “I’m extremely excited about our new album, ‘Blackout States’. It has all the ingredients of a perfect rock ‘n’ roll record – strong melodic songs with great meaningful lyrics that defy all clichés, delivered with a punky, ballsy attitude by a killer band. I highly recommend ‘Blackout States’ to anyone who’s even a little bit interested in what real, authentic, high energy rock ‘n’ roll at its best sounds like today.” 
The album release is preceded by the launch of the first single, “Old King´s Road” (out on all digital platforms September 4th) and the accompanying video,  directed by Monroe’s trusted man Ville Juurikkala (“Stained Glass Heart”, “Ballad Of The Lower East Side”).

>MICHAEL MONROE will be hitting the road this Fall for a co-headlining tour with Sweden’s sleazemongers Hardcore Superstar and some very special UK shows with Alice Cooper. Dates below.

>MICHAEL MONROE UK DATES OCTOBER 2015: 
(CO- HEADLINING WITH HARDCORE SUPERSTAR)

Fri 09 Oct - Birmingham, UK - The Library
Sat 10 Oct - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Sun 11 Oct - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - Cathouse
Mon 12 Oct - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
Tue 13 Oct - Norwich, UK - Waterfront              
Thu 15 Oct - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
Thu 29 Oct - Plymouth, UK - Pavillions w/ Alice Cooper
Fri 30 Oct - Swindon, UK - Oasis w/ Alice Cooper

 Ash Announce UK Tour.

AshMonday 24th August 2015
Following a sold out UK Spring tour and festival appearances around the globe, Ash announce an extensive UK tour for December. 

Tim, Mark and Rick will play eleven dates in the UK and Ireland with a London show at Shepherds Bush Empire.  Tickets are on sale now.  Full list of dates and ticket links as follows:

DECEMBER:
2 –   BRISTOL, Bierkeller
3 –   LONDON, Shepherds Bush Empire
4 –   NEWCASTLE, Riverside
6 –   GLASGOW, ABC
8 –   MANCHESTER, Ritz
9 –   WOLVERHAMPTON, Wulfrun Hall
10 – SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
12 – NORWICH, Waterfront
13 – BRIGHTON, Concorde 2
14 – CARDIFF, Y Plas Cardiff University
15 – DUBLIN, Olympia
 
The trio released their latest album Kablammo! late May from which new single Machinery is taken, set for release on October 9th.  Described by Tim as "probably the most indie pop tune on the record" it's "essentially a song about someone in modern times trying to find a real connection" he explains. "It was one of the final ones we worked on" says Mark "it's just a beautiful melody."

Kablammo, released to a fanfare of positive reviews, marks eight years since the release of Ash's last studio album. The album saw the band capture the live essence of Ash as a great rock band, and has been widely lauded as their best since their number 1 "Free All Angels" album.

 The Struts Announce August UK Dates.

The StrutsMonday 24th August 2015
British rock band The Struts, who are making huge waves across America, play a sold-out, intimate headline show at The Lexington, London next week, ahead of their slot at this year's Reading & Leeds Festival on the NME/Radio 1 stage.

A hugely exciting, gloriously ambitious blast of maximum rock 'n roll, the four-piece from Derby are currently sitting at # 7 in the Billboard Modern Rock Chart and #8 in the Billboard Alternative Songs chart with hit single 'Could Have Been Me'. It's now had over 2 million plays on Spotify, hitting #1 on their Viral chart.

The Struts performed 'Could Have Been Me' live last week on Jimmy Kimmel and have just launched their brand new video, which was directed by the legendary Jonas Åkerlund. Filmed in the hotel rooms, black cabs and streets of London, it features the band giving an outlandishly colourful performance on top of a boat sailing down the Thames. 

You can watch the video HERE

Led by the charismatic, precocious and outspoken frontman, Luke Spiller, The Struts are a riotously exciting live band, full of vaudevillian onstage theatrics and peerless musicianship. Spiller is the unashamed upstart heir to Freddie Mercury and Mick Jagger coupled with the added edge of Bobby Gillespie and the eccentric flair of Noel Fielding, while his bandmates (Adam Slack, Jed Elliot and Gethin Davies) deliver the kind of flamboyant songs that have seen the band build up a fervent British fanbase alongside their new-found American fame.

Having now signed with Interscope in the USA, The Struts have just embarked on a major headline tour across America which is rapidly being upgraded to bigger and bigger venues, with more dates being added by the day. They band kicked off the tour at the House of Blues in San Diego and will play at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington DC, Bowery Ballroom in New York City (which quickly sold out) and The Troubadour in Los Angeles among many others.

A knowingly self-aware blast of insolent glam decadence, opinionated self-belief and devil-may-care attitude, The Struts are flying back to Britain... and need no permission to land!

They return to their native Britain next year in support of the release of 'Could Have Been Me' and their debut album Everybody Wants, which will come through Polydor.

 Fort Minor Announce London Show.

Monday 24th August 2015Fort Minor
Fort Minor, the solo project of Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda will be playing London's Scala on Tuesday September 8th. This will be the first Fort Minor show since their appearance at the Mean Fiddler in November 2005.
 
Following the surprise arrival of the 'Welcome' video in June, Fort Minor played a show at LA's Exchange.  It worked out so well that Shinoda decided to fit in a few more around Linkin Park's European 'Hunting Party' tour, adding Copenhagen, Berlin, Dϋsseldorf and now a London date.

And the video.  Have you seen the video?  In all its groundbreaking 360 Virtual Reality glory? Using YouTube's mobile app or Google Chrome it is possible to move the camera around whilst Shinoda plays and paints a 12' x 80' mural on 1000 vinyl sleeves in the middle of L.A.'s Venice Beach. "Welcome" with its big melody and Shinoda's signature snappy rhyming has wizzed past 3.6 million views already.
Take a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REAwGmv0Fuk

As Shinoda told Noisey recently "Welcome" is an exploration of the ways art intersects with virtuality, asking how we'll see art and people in a 3D world. What becomes of design's power when you can move it in space? It's also a call to the disenfranchised or people who feel alone. Lyrically it's a welcome for those who feel like they don't fit in or aren't accepted. Maybe it's for the ones who haven't had a chance to say say "fuck 'em" enough."

Tickets are already on sale for Copenhagen, Dűsseldorf and Berlin. London tickets are £25 and go on sale:  
LINKIN PARK UNDERGROUND PRESALE;    MONDAY 24TH AUGUST 2015 9AM 
GENERAL ON SALE:   WEDNESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2015 9AM
 Via http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/fort-minor-tickets.  Doors are 7.30 pm

August 26 / Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark - Tickets: http://bit.ly/1LTDpOj
September 2 / Kesselhaus, Berlin, Germany -- Tickets: http://bit.ly/1HPa0oCS
September 5/  Rock Im Sektor,  Dűsseldorf, Germany, 8pm – Tickets  http://fortminor.com/tickets/
September 8/ Scala, London – Tickets: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/fort-minor-tickets

 The Wonder Years Reveal New Song.

Wonder YearsMonday 24th August 2015
The Wonder Years have released another new song from their highly anticipated upcoming album No Closer To Heaven today. Fans can now listen to 'I Don't Like Who I Was Then' here and the song is now available on iTunes.
 
No Closer To Heaven will be officially released on September 4th via Hopeless Records. The 13-track album, recorded and produced by Steve Evetts and mixed by Phil Nicolo, is now available for pre-order. 'Cardinals', 'Cigarettes & Saints' and 'I Don't Like Who I Was Then' are offered as instant grat tracks when the album is pre-ordered digitally or physically. Fans can check out bundle options and pre-order at www.thewonderyearsband.com
 
No Closer To Heaven Track Listing:
1. Brothers &
2. Cardinals
3. A Song For Patsy Cline
4. I Don't Like Who I Was Then
5. Cigarettes & Saints
6. The Bluest Things On Earth
7. A Song For Ernest Hemingway
8. Thanks For The Ride
9. Stained Glass Ceilings (Featuring Jason Aalon Butler)
10. I Wanted So Badly To Be Brave
11. You In January
12. Palm Reader
13. No Closer To Heaven
 
The band has previously released two new songs and music videos for 'Cardinals' and 'Cigarettes & Saints'.
 
The Wonder Years will hit the road this fall with Motion City Soundtrack, State Champs & You Blew It! on a mammoth tour of the US. They'll be back in the UK in February as main support to Enter Shikari at these formidable venues:

FEB (supporting Enter Shikari)
18 Glasgow O2 Academy
19 Edinburgh Corn Exchange
20 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
22 Bournemouth International Centre
23 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
25 Manchester Victoria Warehouse
27 London Alexandra Palace
 
The Wonder Years are vocalist Dan "Soupy" Campbell, guitarists Matt Brasch, Casey Cavaliere and Nick Steinborn, bassist Josh Martin and drummer Mike Kennedy. Coming together over ten years ago, they have performed in forty-five US states and twenty-five countries. Their last album, 'The Greatest Generation' debuted in the Top 20 on the Billboard Top 200. It cropped up in many an end of year list in 2013, making the Top 5 in Rock Sound's Albums of The Year and the Top 10 in Kerrang! The band has been seen on the cover of Alternative Press Magazine with Campbell also appearing on the cover of Kerrang! Magazine.

 Reading Weekend Tickets Sold Out.

Reading FestivalMonday 24th August 2015
With less than a week to go until the gates open for Reading & Leeds 2015, taking place from 28th – 30th August, all Weekend Tickets for Reading Festival have completely sold out!

This follows previous announcements that all day tickets and early entry tickets to Reading Festival have already been snapped up by fans excited to catch headline sets from Mumford and Sons, Metallica, and The Libertines, plus over 200 additional amazing artists performing at what already promises to be the best weekend of the summer for music fans. 

Those who’ve missed out on Reading Festival tickets can still catch the same incredible line-up at Leeds Festival, with acts including Alt-j, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Royal Blood, Kendrick Lamar, LimpBizkit, Deadmau5, also playing in Bramham Park over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

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

 Butcher Babies Release New Album.

Butcher BabiesMonday 24th August 2015
The much-anticipated new BUTCHER BABIES album, 'Take It Like A Man', is out now!
 
'Take It Like A Man' marks their most abrasive and aggressive offering yet and while unrelenting, it also delivers crushing grooves backed with extremely catchy hooks. The album was recorded in the Hollywood Hills with renowned producer Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, Gojira).
 
Order your copy of 'Take It Like A Man' at CMDistro or get the digital album here:
http://smarturl.it/takeitlikeamanITUNES
http://smarturl.it/tilamAMAZONMP3
 
 
Use the following link to listen to the brand new track 'Never Go Back': https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/butcher-babies-never-go-back-with-intro-from-carla-and-heidi
 
If you haven’t seen it yet, click here for BUTCHER BABIES' striking new music video for 'Monsters Ball': http://smarturl.it/monstersballvideo
 
'Take It Like A Man' track-listing:
01. Monsters Ball
02. Igniter 
03. The Cleansing 
04. The Butcher 
05. Gravemaker 
06. Thrown Away 
07. Never Go Back
08. Marquee
09. Blood Soaked Hero 
10. Dead Man Walking 
11. For The Fight 
12. Blonde Girls All Look The Same 

 City And Colour Reveal New Song.

City And ColourMonday 24th August 2015
>World-renowned singer, songwriter and performer City and Colour (aka Dallas Green), has revealed another track 'Lover Come Back', from his brand new debut album 'If I Should Go Before You', released October 9th on Dine Alone Records. A beautifully laid back track, City and Colour serves up a dose of heartbreaking lyrics with soulful organs, dreamlike rhythms and Dallas Green's ever-unfaltering melodies.
 
The lyric video for 'Lover Come Back' has premiered on Paste Magazine, and can be seen HERE.
 
This follows the unveiling of 'Woman' and first official single 'Wasted Love', which received its premiere on Radio 1 from Huw Stephens, sitting in for Annie Mac.
 
City and Colour will be touring in support of his brand new album with a highly-anticipated return to the UK featuring eight dates, including two night's at London's Troxy. City and Colour's last taste of the UK came back in 2014, with ten stellar dates, including a sold-out show at London's Hammersmith Apollo. The band will be returning to the UK following an 18-date tour of the U.S. at the end of this year.
 
TOUR DATES
February 18th – Brighton, The Dome
February 19th – Cardiff, Great Hall
February 20th – Manchester, Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)                                        
February 22nd – Dublin, Olympia
February 23rd – Belfast, Mandela Hall
February 24th – Glasgow, O2 Academy
February 26th – London, Troxy
February 27th – London, Troxy

Recorded at Nashville, Tennessee's Blackbird Studios, 'If I Should Go Before You' was produced by Green with additional production and engineering by Karl "Horse" Bareham.

The highly anticipated new album is now available to pre-order via iTunes, and includes an immediate download of 'Lover Come Back', as well as the album tracks 'Woman' and 'Wasted Love'. A fan pre-order is also now available via www.cityandcolour.com featuring limited edition coloured vinyl along with other unique items.

 Stereophonics Announce UK Tour.

StereophonicsMonday 24th August 2015
After their brilliant performance at T in the Park and a headline slot at V Festival to follow this weekend, Stereophonics announce ten UK dates this December including a show at The O2 on the 16th.

Their ninth studio album ‘Keep The Village Alive’ is out September 11th and is written by Kelly Jones, produced by Kelly and Jim Lowe, and comes hot on the heels of 2013’s acclaimed, platinum-selling ‘Graffiti On The Train’.

‘C’est La Vie’ the first single from the album, is one of the songs of the year, and second single ‘I Wanna Get Lost With You’ is already a firm live favourite and currently on the Radio 2 A list.

After selling out all 16 arena shows on their ‘Graffiti On The Train’ tour in 2013, Stereophonics play:
December
Wed 2nd            BOURNEMOUTH, BIC
Fri 4th                MANCHESTER, Arena
Sat 5th               LEEDS, First Direct Arena
Sun 6th              NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Wed 9th             GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro
Fri 11th              BIRMINGHAM, Genting Arena
Sat 12th             CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Sun 13th            CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Tue 15th            BRIGHTON, Centre
Wed 16th           LONDON, The O2

Tickets go on sale Thursday August 27th at 9am. Check www.stereophonics.com

 Nightwish Re-release Album.

NightwishMonday 24th August 2015
Right before the European leg of the ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ tour kicks off, NIGHTWISH announce the release of a strictly limited (no re-prints!) special tour edition of their current record, coming with a bonus DVD. It will be released on October 30th via Nuclear Blast.
The DVD contains all 21 making-of episodes which came along before, during and after the album’s release. Besides those the DVD includes two new, unreleased live clips for 'Yours Is An Empty Hope' and 'Stargazers' as well as five special clips including documentary scenes for the songs 'Planet Hell', 'Last Of The Wilds', 'Storytime', 'Arabesque' and 'Last Ride Of The Day'. On top of this there will be a huge photo gallery with more than 400 pictures, taken on the road and during the promotional period of ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’.
You can watch the final, 21st episode 'Troy' here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynt4sR8Udls
‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ tour edition tracklist: 
CD
01. Shudder Before The Beautiful
02. Weak Fantasy
03. Élan
04. Yours Is An Empty Hope
05. Our Decades In the Sun
06. My Walden
07. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
08. Edema Ruh
09. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth

DVD
01. Yours Is An Empty Hope (live)*
02. Stargazers (live)*
03. Planet Hell (special clip)
04. Last Of The Wilds (special clip)
05. Storytime (special clip)
06. Arabesque (special clip)
07. Last Ride Of The Day (special clip)
08. Making-of
- The Cabin
- By The Lake
- Inside His Head
- Summer Camp
- More Campers
- New Hometown
- Almost There
- London
- Mixing And Mastering
- Ready!
- Release Of The First Single
- The Theme Of The Album
- The Recordings For Floor & Kai
- Thoughts And Feelings
- The Release
- The Artwork
- The Tour Rehearsals
- The Tour Starts
- The Second Single
- The Upcoming Shows
- Troy
09. Élan (official video)
10. Endless Forms Most Beautiful (official video)
11. Photo gallery 
*Previously unreleased, 5.1 Dolby digital & stereo 
Don’t miss NIGHTWISH live on tour.
They will be playing the UK at their highly anticipated headline show at Wembley SSE Arena on the 19th December 2015, which will be their only UK date this year.
The band will be making history by being the first ever Finnish band to headline this famous venue. 

You can buy tickets here;
19th December – London, Wembley SSE Arena

 Motion City Soundtrack To Release New Album.

SMotion City SoundtrackThursday 20th August 2015
Motion City Soundtrack has premiered their new video for "Lose Control" via the AV Club. The song is taken from the band's sixth studio album, Panic Stations, out September 18 via Epitaph.
 
The video for "Lose Control" was directed by Dan Huiting (Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso, Colin Stetson) and features singer Justin Pierre discovering his supernatural power to kill everything he touches.
 
Director Dan Huiting commented:
 
When I first heard "Lose Control", I thought of a sort of "super hero" origin story, where a person learns they have a superpower. Only for Justin, he learns he can kill things that he touches. We also thought it would be cool to incorporate a woman that he meets that can reverse all the things he's killed. Some of the narrative elements are a bit opaque because we didn't want to just explain everything. It was really nice to collaborate with Justin on this, who has a really good sensibility about filmmaking in general.
 
Singer Justin Pierre expands:
 
"Dan Huiting has been doing great work for as far back as I can remember. It was a riot to work with him and his crew. Everyone worked hard AND played hard. I nearly broke my ankle running up and down the street with Emily but it was absolutely worth it. I rate this experience 5 out 5 stars. Would highly recommend."
 
Watch the "Lose Control" video now at AV Club:
http://www.avclub.com/article/motion-city-soundtrack-loses-control-new-video-224022
 
Panic Stations, was named after nautical structures that act as warning posts in the oceans. Many of the songs reference water and the ocean, and there is an overarching idea of letting go and not being immobilized by your own thoughts. The new material was recorded live in June of 2014 and was produced by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth) at Seedy Underbelly North (formerly known as Pachyderm Studios) in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.
 
Pre-order Panic Stations on CD and vinyl at found.ee/MCSPanicStationsStore or at iTunes http://found.ee/MCSPanicStations
For more information on Motion City Soundtrack:s

 Seether Hit The UK For Reading And Leeds.

SeetherMonday 17th August 2015
Multi-platinum alternative rock trio Seether will hit up various UK venues ahead of their Reading & Leeds Festival appearances.
The band’s sixth studio album ‘Isolate And Medicate’ is out now via Spinefarm Records.

You can watch their latest video offerings here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7uOXHMhaO8
UK Tour Dates
August 24th – Liquid Room – Edinburgh, UK
August 26th – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK
August 27th – Electric Ballroom – London, UK
August 29th – Reading Festival – Reading UK*
August 30th – Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK*
(*Festival Appearance)

 Kodaline Announce Massive UK Tour.

KodalineMonday 17th August 2015
After a sold out UK tour earlier this year and starring turns at many festivals this summer, the band go on an extended run of UK shows this December including two shows at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire December 14th and 15th.

‘Love Will Set You Free’, is written by the band and Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid and produced by Johnny McDaid with the accompanying video being directed by fan of the band Courteney Cox. It is a powerfully uplifting piano driven song that brings guitar, drums and horns to make for a climactic finish.

>After playing festivals including the Isle of Wight, T in The Park and V Festival, Kodaline play 10 UK dates this December.

Kodaline Play:
December
Wed 2nd                         BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
Thu 3rd                          CARDIFF, Great Hall
Sat 5th                           MANCHESTER, Apollo
Sun 6th                          GLASGOW, Academy
Tue 8th                           GLASGOW, Bauer Event
Wed 9th                         BELFAST, Waterfront
Thu 10th                         KILLARNEY, INEC
Fri 11th                          DUBLIN, 3Arena
Mon 14th                        LONDON, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tue 15th                         LONDON, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Tickets Go On Sale Friday 28th August from 9am.

 Ghost Stream New Album.

GhostMonday 17th August 2015
MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY:
"We wish to inform you that you can now stream MELIORA in its entirety before Friday's release."
 Meliora is Ghost's third sacred psalm and is the follow up to 2013's heralded INFESTISSUMAM; due out on August 21st this new studio album will be available via Spinefarm Records/Loma Vista.

 LISTEN TO 'MELIORA' HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzzkemzfdfU
 Digital preorders are available via iTunes:  http://po.st/MELIT
 Physical copies are available via the Spinefarm website: http://po.st/MELD2C

 Meanwhile, Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls will deliver their satanic melodies to audiences at the legendary Reading & Leeds festivals later this month, headlining the Lock-Up stage. Following this they will make their way across the continent this fall for their 'Black To The Future' headlining tour.(More European dates to follow).

Ghost released their second album INFESTISSUMAM on April 16th, 2013 via Spinefarm/ Loma Vista. The 10-song offering was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains) in Nashville, TN and debuted at #1 on the US iTunes Rock Album Chart. SPIN called the album, "one of the most anticipated heavy metal albums of 2013" and Pitchfork praised its "addictive as sin" hooks. Rolling Stone described their sound as "somewhere between Mastodon and Metallica, with a heavy dose of Swedish synth mixed in." In November of 2013, the band released If You Have Ghost, a five track EP recorded and produced by Dave Grohl, including cover versions of songs by Roky Erickson, ABBA, Army of Lovers, and Depeche Mode. Ghost have toured the extensively and appeared at various music festivals across the world, including Coachella, Hellfest, Lollapalooza, Download, Sweden Rock and Rock on the Range.

 Stray From The Path Announce UK Tour.

Stray From The PathMonday 17th August 2015
Long Island, NY hardcore quartet STRAY FROM THE PATH have announced 'The Subliminal Criminals' UK headline tour, in celebration of the release of their new album of the same name. The band will be joined by UK acts Polar and Dead Harts as support. Dates for the run can be found below:

NOVEMBER
24: LONDON Underworld
26: BIRMINGHAM Asylum
28: NEWCASTLE Think Tank
29: GLASGOW G2
30: MANCHESTER Sound Control
DECEMBER
01: NOTTINGHJAM Bodega
02: SOUTHAMPTON Joiners

 Swallow The Sun To Relese Triple Album.

Swollow The SunMonday 17th August 2015
Melancholy death-doom metal masters SWALLOW THE SUN have completed their massive recording session! The Finnish sextet’s last album, Emerald Forest And The Blackbird, was released in winter 2012; come November 2015, the long wait between recordings will finally be over.

The new SWALLOW THE SUN release will be a triple album entitled 'Songs From The North I, II & III'.

Main songwriter and guitarist Juha Raivio comments on the triple album concept: “Making a triple album in this godforsaken digital and modern day and age...Many will say it's madness. I say it is to bring worth, heart and respect back into the music and to the album format where it belongs. This should never turn into a shallow fast food industry where music is only downloaded one song at a time.

These albums hold life, death, gloom, beauty and despair in their deepest levels and forms. The three chapters are different but connected, one long journey through these songs written up here in the North. 

Music is holy, albums are holy. See you on the other side friends.”

Soundi Magazine (FI) has published a story about the new SWALLOW THE SUN release. See below for an excerpt from the article that reveals more details about the three albums:

Juha Raivio: “We will release a three studio album package, called ‘Songs From The North I, II & III’. The records are very different from each other, but still form one entity: one with respect for SWALLOW THE SUN's traditions, the second beautifully acoustic, and the third a trip into funeral doom´s dark world.
 
I wonder if any Finnish band has previously released three new studio albums at the same time? This might be a historic release? I hope so.”

Timo Isoaho (Soundi Magazine): “I mean, three new studio albums! It must have been enormous task?”

Raivio: “Well, we have been short of sleep…We have undeniably done quite a lot work for these records. My attitude towards this very personal entity has been that if this project kills me, at least I can sleep well knowing that it’s the most important SWALLOW THE SUN release.”

Stay tuned for more news about Songs From The North I, II & III coming soon!

 Wolfmother Re-release Self Titled Album.

WolfmotherMonday 17th August 2015
Universal Music Catelogue will mark the 10th anniversary of Australian Grammy-winning rockers Wolfmother’s self-titled Modular/Interscope debut album, which first came out in 2005 via Universal Music Australia/Modular, featuring classic songs like the worldwide radio smash, “Woman” (earning Best Hard Rock Performance at the 2007 Grammys) and the Rock radio mainstays “Joker & the Thief” and “White Unicorn,” along with other hits including “Mind’s Eye,” “Dimension” and “Love Train.” Critics cited the band’s raw power, comparing it to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and classic psychedelic groups like Blue Cheer.

Wolfmother: 10th Anniversary will be available both as a deluxe two-CD physical release and digitally on September 25, and – for the first time – a two-LP vinyl set, on October 30, with the original cover artwork by Frank Frazetta. The double-album set, issued on audiophile 180g heavyweight vinyl, features four bonus B-sides, including “The Earth’s Rotation Around The Sun,” an acoustic version of “Vagabond,” a Loving Hands remix of “Joker & the Thief” and a Mstrkrft remix of “Woman.” The double-CD will also be available in digital audio, while the two-LP set will come with a download card.

The 13 tracks on the original album release will be supplemented by another CD of demos, b-sides, re-mixes and live recordings, many of them from the band’s fabled Velvet Sound Demo, recorded at the Sydney studio of the same name in a single day for Interscope and producer Dave Sardy before arriving in the States to commence working on their proper debut.

Lead vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale described the process of recording the demos “We just banged out that whole record in one day. And you can hear it’s pretty close to where the record actually ended up. I can't believe we were that good and we hadn't toured, we hadn't made any records before, we had no experience. It’s like, ‘What the hell was going on?’”
After Stockdale, a former fashion photographer, formed the band in Sydney with bassist Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett, Wolfmother began jamming in his studio, an abandoned warehouse in the middle of the city, earning a princely $37 – and free beer – for their first gig in a local pub, picking out their name on the fly. 
The first album was recorded at Sound City (the drums), Pass Studios in Burbank (bass, guitars and some vocals) and Sound Factory.

Wolfmother went on to win Best Breakthrough Album and Best Rock Album, while the band took home Best Group at the 2006 Australian ARIA Music Awards, with “Woman” taking home Best Hard Rock performance at the 2007 GRAMMYs. The album peaked at #3 on the ARIA Albums Chart in Australia. In the U.S., it peaked at #22, and was certified gold by the RIAA. Rolling Stone named it the 16th best album of the year for 2006, while Metallica’s Lars Ulrich called it “awesome," and, following its release, “I would listen to it every day.”  “Vagabond” was used in the movie 500 Days of Summer, while “Apple Tree” was heard in the trailer for The Hangover Part III and “Dimension” was used in TV’s House.
The band followed up Wolfmother with 2009’s Cosmic Egg and last year’s New Crown.

“After we had some success, it felt like labels were more open minded to guitar driven bands, phaser pedals and general psychedelic lyrical content, so to speak,” says Stockdale. “Looking back now, I do see our first record as a catalyst for a bit of a change in the musical landscape.  Whatever Wolfmother’s roll or impact was on this change is questionable.  I’m just happy that we got in when we did and everything I've seen since seems pretty righteous.”
Wolfmother just finished  recording their fourth studio album with producer Brendan O’Brien which will be released in early 2016.
UK links for the album preorder are
Vinyl: http://po.st/qIMLsd

CD:  http://po.st/EAFAzH

iAlbum

  1. Dimension
  2. White Unicorn
  3. Woman
  4. Where Eagles Have Been
  5. Apple Tree
  6. Joker & The Thief
  7. Colossal
  8. Mind’s Eye
  9. Pyramid
  10. Witchcraft
  11. Tales From The Forest Of Gnomes
  12. Love Train
  13. Vagabond

Bonus B-sides

  1. The Earth’s Rotation Around The Sun†
  2. Vagabond (Acoustic Version)†
  3. Joker & The Thief (Loving Hands Remix)†
  4. Woman (Mstrkrft Remix)
  5. Love Train (Chicken Lips Malfunction Remix)†

CD2 - Demos, B-sides & Live

  1. Dimension (Demo)*
  2. White Unicorn (Demo)*
  3. Woman (Early Days Demo)*
  4. Apple Tree (Demo)*
  5. Not Goin’ Home (Joker & The Thief – Demo)*
  6. Colossal (Demo)*
  7. Pyramid (Early Jam Demo)*
  8. Witchcraft (Rehearsal Room Demo)*
  9. Love Train (Rehearsal Room Demo)*
  10. Vagabond (Rehearsal Room Demo)*
  11. Woman (Live)†
  12. Tales From The Forest Of Gnomes (Live)*
  13. Mind’s Eye (Live)*
  14. Dimension (Live)†
  15. Where Eagles Have Been (Live)†

*Previously Unreleased
†Previously Unreleased in U.S.

WOLFMOTHER – WOLFMOTHER: 10TH ANNIVERSARY – 2LP TRACK LISTING:

LP1

  1. Dimension
  2. White Unicorn
  3. Woman
  4. Where Eagles Have Been

LP2

  1. Apple Tree
  2. Joker & The Thief
  3. Colossal
  4. Mind’s Eye

LP3

  1. Pyramid
  2. Witchcraft
  3. Tales From The Forest Of Gnomes
  4. Love Train
  5. Vagabond

LP4 - Bonus B-sides

  1. The Earth’s Rotation Around The Sun†
  2. Vagabond (Acoustic Version)†
  3. Joker & The Thief (Loving Hands Remix)†
  4. Woman (Mstrkrft Remix)

*Previously Unreleased
†Previously Unreleased in U.S.

 Napalm Death Join Deathcrusher Tour.

Napalm DeathMonday 17th August 2015
After having just supported Faith No More on some US dates and in addition to the previously revealed European dates for the “Deathcrusher Tour” 2015, which sees UK Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH join up with headliners Carcass, Obituary, Voivod as well as Herod, a string of UK/Ireland dates has now also been announced for this fantastic tour.

The band recorded a special video message here

Deathcrusher UK feat. Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod & Herod
23.10. Wolverhampton (UK) - Wulfrun Hall
24.10. Glasgow (UK) - Barrowlands
25.10. Belfast (UK) - Limelight 1
26.10. Dublin (Ireland) - Olympia
27.10. Bristol (UK) - Motion
28.10. Newcastle (UK) - Northumbria Uni
29.10. London (UK) - Forum
30.10. Manchester (UK) - Ritz

NAPALM DEATH continue to promote their 15th and much praised studio album release “Apex Predator - Easy Meat”, which managed to enter the sales charts in several countries across the world upon release in January with the following highest positions: Germany: #36, Switzerland: #64, France: #69, Greece: #60, Belgium (Flemish): #103, Belgium (Wallonia): #111, UK: #120, UK Rock Chart: #15, US Top 200: #113, US New Artist Top 50: #2.

You can order various formats of “Apex Predator - Easy Meat” as well as previous NAPALM DEATH releases in Europe from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/ApexPredatorCMdistro 

NAPALM DEATH’s animated video clip, created by Michael Panduro (Cephalic Carnage, Saint Vitus, JFAC, etc.), for the short and intense album-track “Smash A Single Digit” can be seen here: http://youtu.be/33OZfCUsomk 

Also check out two other tracks from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” promotionally here: 

“Cesspits”: https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/napalm-death-cesspits

“How The Years Condemn“: https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/napalm-death-how-the-years-condemn

An extensive track-by-track video featuring NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway explaining the lyrical themes of the songs on “Apex Predator - Easy Meat” can be seen here: http://youtu.be/4ZEApwLTI0A

NAPALM DEATH are currently working on a next promotional video-clip as well as on a 7” EP release together with their label- and tour-mates VOIVOD for a late October release, in good timing for the upcoming “Deathcrusher” dates. Stay tuned for more news soon.

 Enter Shikari Announce Remix Album.

Enter ShikariMonday 17th August 2015
'The Mindsweep: Hospitalised' will be released on October 30th on Ambush Reality/Play It Again Sam, and is a collaboration between Enter Shikari and London-based Hospital Records, who since 1996 have become one of the world’s foremost labels in drum & bass music. 
 
‘The Mindsweep: Hospitalised’ sees every track on Enter Shikari’s UK Top Ten album ‘The Mindsweep’ - released in January this year - reimagined by some of the most respected and cutting edge artists working in d’n’b today; including the likes of Metrik, S.P.Y,  Danny ByrdLondon Elektricity (a coup in itself, with L.E’s take on ‘Dear Future Historians’ being their first remix in nearly three years), Keeno and more.
 
You can watch the video now for Reso’s remix of 'Anaesthetist' here: https://youtu.be/e4vb6C40yVo 
 
As vocalist Rou Reynolds explains: “We’ve always been big on our B-sides and remixes, with every album we've always tried to get a load of drum & bass remixes done. Hospital-wise we did one with High Contrast around the time of our second album ‘Common Dreads’, for instance. While we were making ‘The Mindsweep’ we started the idea of having a consolidated collection of just d’n'b tracks. Because 'The Mindsweep' is such a varied album we just thought it'd be quite interesting to see what a drum & bass take on each track would be, and Hospital's the one label that I personally have been into forever."

‘The Mindsweep: Hospitalised’ will be available on CD2 x coloured vinyl LP, and download.  It is available for pre-order from today from: http://www.entershikari.com and will be available in all record stores, online retailers and streaming services from October 30th.

The full tracklisting is:

01.  The Appeal & The Mindsweep I (Metrik remix)
02.  The One True Colour (Keeno remix)
03.  Anaesthetist (Reso remix)
04.  The Last Garrison (S.P.Y remix)
05.  Never Let Go Of The Microscope (Etherwood remix)
06.  Myopia (Bop remix)
07.  Torn Apart (Hugh Hardie remix)
08 . Interlude (The Erised remix)
09 . The Bank Of England (Lynx remix)
10.  There's A Price On Your Head (Danny Byrd remix)
11.  Dear Future Historians (London Elektricity remix)
12.  The Appeal & The Mindsweep II (Krakota remix)

‘The Mindsweep: Hospitalised’ arrives off the back of a busy summer festival season that has, thus far, included a headline slot at Nass Festival, second stage headline slot at Download Festival, as well as two headline appearances at Glastonbury (John Peel Stage and Billy Bragg’s Leftfield Stage on Friday and Saturday, respectively) in the UK alone. 

The band have also recently announced their first ever UK Arena tour. February 2016 sees them hitting seven large venues across the country, finishing up at London’s 10k capacity Alexandra Palace. Outspoken U.S pop-punk quintet The Wonder Years join them as special guests. 
 
All dates are on sale now, and look like this ;  

FEBRUARY 2016
THUR 18th - GLASGOW - O2 Academy 
FRI 19th - EDINBURGH - Corn Exchange 
SAT 20th - NOTTINGHAM - Capital FM Arena
MON 22nd - BOURNEMOUTH - International Center 
TUES 23rd - CARDIFF - Motorpoint Arena 
THUR 25th - MANCHESTER - Victoria Warehouse 
SAT 27th - LONDON - Alexandra Palace 

 Escape The Fate Announce New Album And UK Tour.

Escape The FateMonday 17th August 2015
ESCAPE THE FATE are proud to announce the release of their new album, HATE ME, on October 30, 2015.  Along with this album announcement, the band will put tickets for their October/November headline tour this week (Friday). Stateside the tour is with A Skylit Drive, Sworn In, Sirens & Sailors and Myka. Support on the European dates are to be announced.

The album was titled HATE ME because "Lyrically, a lot of these tracks are based around the hate we've received over the years and just embracing that and using it to our own advantage," says Mabbitt. "I've had to step up to the plate lately, for the fans as much as anything else, because they take the name Escape The Fate very seriously and I owe them something for that, for all the support they've shown us over the years. It's very humbling for me to be able to listen to this collection of songs and think about where we've come from and what we've been through to get to this point."

The lead track, 'Just A Memory', is being given away for free for the next 48 hours via www.escapethefate.com.  
The official video for 'Just A Memory' will debut on Thursday 20th! The public tour on-sale will coincide with pre-orders of HATE ME becoming available via all digital retailers. To check 'Just A Memory' out now, click the video below!

youtube.com/watch?v=RyeWh8yYeRY

The HATE ME tour (#hatemetour) launches in October in Anaheim, CA and will continue into Europe in early 2016. With a stint on this summer's Warped Tour already under their belts the band is raring to go...

"So fucking stoked to play live on our Headlining tour," says Guitarist Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft.  "I'm really excited to showcase a newly designed set list; including songs off our new album 'Hate Me'. As always, we cannot wait to meet all of you at the shows. This is a tour you do not want to miss!!"

What we are about to witness, with HATE ME, is a re-incarnated, reborn, rejuvenated Escape The Fate firing on all cylinders once more.  This is a band that, after a 10-year tenure, are still as hungry as they've ever been.

"It's the start of a new era for us," confirms Mabbitt. "We're getting back on our feet, putting our middle finger up to the world and proving ourselves individually and collectively. Everyone in this band now wants the same thing: we want to play our music for as many people as possible and be a unit, a gang. We've been envious of bands who have always had that but now we have that and it's a wonderful feeling."

 The message from the Escape The Fate camp is louder and clearer than it has even been in the past:

"We're coming for everyone and we aren't taking any prisoners!

HATE ME
Track Listing

1. Just A Memory
2. Live For Today
3. Remember Every Scar
4. Breaking Me Down
6. Get Up, Get Out
8. Les Enfants Terribles (The Terrible Children)
5. Alive
7. Hate Me
9. I Won't Break
10. Let Me Be


2016 Hate Me European Tour Dates:
UK in bold
28-01-16 UK Manchester, Club Academy
29-01-16 UK Glasgow, Cathouse
30-01-16 UK Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
31-01-16 France Paris, Le Divan Du Monde
02-02-16 Germany Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
03-02-16 Switzerland Zurich, Dynamo
04-02-16 Germany Munich, Strom
05-02-16 Italy Milan, Legend Club
06-02-16 Italy Pordenone, Deposito
08-02-16 Austria Vienna, Szene
09-02-16 Czech Republic Prague, Rock Cafe
10-02-16 Germany Berlin, Bi Nuu
11-02-16 Germany Hamburg, Logo
12-02-16 Holland Amsterdam, Melgweg
13-02-16 Germany Koln, Underground
14-02-16 Belgium Hasselt, Mod Box
16-02-16 UK London, Electric Ballroom
18-02-16 Russia Moscow, Red Club
19-02-16 Russia St. Petersburg, Cosmonavt Club

 Ella King To Support James Bay.

Ella KingMonday 17th August 2015
Having just finished a short UK run of dates supporting Modest Mouse, playing the Calling Festival main stage alongside Ryan Adams & Noel Gallagher and then storming T in the Park, Elle King releases driving single "Last Damn Night" in August, ahead of her shows at Reading & Leeds festival and headline outing at The Lexington on September 1st.  She will swiftly follow these UK dates by embarking on the mammoth James Bay UK tour (full run of dates below).

Frank and fearless, tender and rowdy, this marks the true arrival of the young singer & guitarist as a force to be reckoned with. Raised in rural Ohio, before relocating to New York via Art College in Philadelphia, King started playing guitar at age 13; "I wanted to play rock and roll and be a girl and do it. I started listening to the Runaways and Blondie—all the rad chicks."

This desire becomes evident from the first driving moments of "Last Damn Night" which she wrote and performed with Patrick Carney of the Black KeysPatrick Keeler of The Raconteurs and Mark Ronson.

"Last Damn Night" was recorded in the world famous Sun Studios in Memphis and produced by Jeff Bhasker (Fun. & Kanye West) - watch the film of the recording Here
 
Full UK Dates
28.08 Reading Festival
29.08 Leeds Festival
01.09 The Lexington
 
James Bay Supports
22.09 Manchester O2 Apollo
23.09 Manchester O2 Apollo
24.09 Glasgow O2 Academy
26.09 Glasgow O2 Academy
27.09 Newcastle O2 Academy
28.09 Leeds O2 Academy 
30.09 London O2 Academy Brixton
01.10 London O2 Academy Brixton
02.10 London O2 Academy Brixton
04.10 Cambridge Corn Exchange
05.10 Brighton Brighton Dome
06.10 Bournemouth Solent Hall
08.10 Birmingham O2 Academy 
09.10 Swindon Oasis Leisure Centre
11.10 Belfast Ulster Hall
14.10 Dublin Olympia Theatre
15.10 Dublin Olympia Theatre

 Ugly Kid Joe Release First Album In 19 Years.

Ugly Kid JoeMonday 17th August 2015
After a 19-year hiatus, Ugly Kid Joe return with a brand new, full-length album entitled "Uglier Than They Used Ta Be".
 
The album was recorded at Balance Studios in Covington, Louisiana under the helm of Dave Fortman (Slipknot, Godsmack, Evanescence) and featured a 7-member line up of Ugly Kid Joe – the "Seven Headed Monster".

The chemistry flows so well throughout this new release, it's as though they never left. 'Uglier Than They Used Ta Be' boasts a collection of well-crafted rock tunes, from the riff driven 'Let The Record Play' to the hard-hitting 'Hell Aint Hard to Find'. It truly is a collection of some of the best songs ever written by the band which is highlighted with tracks such as 'Under The Bottom' and the emotionally driven 'Enemy'.

Whitfield Crane (Vocals) and Klaus Eichstadt (Guitars) teamed up with Sonny Mayo (Guitars), Shannon Larkin (Drums), Zac Morris (Drums), Cordell Crockett (Bass) and Dave Fortman (Guitars) to write and record in the studio. The result is the most cohesive sounding Ugly Kid Joe record to date.

"It's a full circle of sorts," says UKJ frontman Whitfield Crane "there was a lot of love and talent in one room and that is exactly what this album sounds like."

The album also includes a cover of the Motorhead classic "Ace of Spades", which features Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell. Phil also appears on the tracks 'My Old Man' and 'Under The Bottom'

"Uglier Than They Used Ta Be"
 
Track Listing
 
Hell Aint Hard To Find
Let The Record Play
Bad Seed
Mirror The Man
She's Already Gone
Nothing Ever Changes
My Old Man
Under The Bottom
Ace of Spades
Enemy
Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
 
The band head to the UK in September for a intimate tour finishing with two shows in London. Please see tour dates below
 
September tour dates
 
14th - Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
15th - Manchester, Soundcontrol
17th - Glasgow, The Garage
18th - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
19th - Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
20th - Reading, Bowery District
22nd - Bournemouth, Sound Control
23rd - Plymouth, The Hub
24th - Bristol, Marble Factory
25th - Brighton, Concorde 2
26th - London, Underworld – SOLD OUT
27th – London, Underworld
 
For more information on tickets for the up and coming tour please see link below

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Ugly-Kid-Joe-tickets/artist/752642

 Code Orange Announce November Tour.

Code OrangeMonday 17th August 2015
Pittsburgh bruisers CODE ORANGE lay waste to the UK & Ireland this November. Following their Download Festival performance this June and a slew of European festivals, the band return as special guests to hardcore legends BANE, on BANE's last ever European tour. Tickets are on sale now for the following dates, including CODE ORANGE's first ever visit to Ireland.
Mon 2nd Nov - MANCHESTER Gorilla  
Tue 3rd Nov - DUBLIN Fibber Magees  
Wed 4th Nov - GLASGOW Classic Grand  
Thu 5th Nov - LONDON Underworld  

The US road dogs have been touring across the US so far this Summer, appearing on the Mayhem Festival and This Is Hardcore, and will warm up for the UK gigs with 10 shows in Australia in Sept/Oct.

Watch 'Dreams In Inertia' and the title track from debut album 'I Am King' on YouTube at https://youtu.be/13Etw4OJ6c8 and https://youtu.be/H6wYuhLxXm8, respectively. 'I Am King' is out now via Deathwish Inc, the independent record label founded by Jacob Bannon and Tre McCarthy.

 Gentlemans Pre Order The Debut Devil City Angels Album.

Devil City AngelsMonday 17th August 2015
The pre-order for DEVIL CITY ANGELS’ self-titled debut album has started. “Devil City Angels” is scheduled for release September 11th through Century Media.
 
The album will be available as Jewel Case edition and Gatefold LP incl. poster.
 
Get the format of your choice here:
http://smarturl.it/dcaCMDISTRO
http://smarturl.it/dcaAMAZON
http://smarturl.it/dcaITUNES
http://smarturl.it/dcaAMAZONMP3


A video for the track “Boneyard” was released recently. Check it out here: http://smarturl.it/boneyardvideo

DEVIL CITY ANGELS, the band originally formed by Rikki Rockett (Poison), Tracii Guns (L.A Guns), Eric Brittingham (Cinderella), and vocalist Brandon Gibbs, has signed a worldwide deal with Century Media. Their debut self-titled album was produced by the band in Los Angeles and mixed in Nashville by Anthony Focx. Following the recording of the album, bass player Eric Brittingham decided not to continue with the project and his spot has been taken by Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake).

 Knucklepuck To Release Debut Album.

Knuckle PuckMonday 17th August 2015
Knuckle Puck released their debut full length, Copacetic, on July 31st, 2015 via Rise Records. The album is now available to purchase on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/1SQT8O8. Fans can purchase merch bundles, as well as watch the video for "Disdain," here:http://knucklepuck.merchnow.com/. For more information on Knuckle Puck, please visit: http://knucklepuckil.com/

"The making of the True Contrite music video was one of the most painstaking, rewarding experiences ever," shares guitarist Kevin Maida"We basically had to shoot two music videos, one with the walls blank, then manually tape all the Polaroids to the wall, and then shoot everything again with all the Polaroids on the wall. It took a long time, but the video came out perfect. Also, fun fact: Nick's brother plays the main character in the video, in case anyone was wondering who that handsome gentleman was."

 
On Copacetic (named one of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2015 by Alternative Press), the band set out to flip the script on what's expected from Knuckle Puck without losing sight of the foundation that's converted thousands of devoted fans around the world: rough-around-the-edges urgency buoyed by vocalist Joe Taylor's explosive, gritty vocals.
 
The name, Copacetic, was plucked from a lyric on the album's sprawling 7-minute closing track, "Untitled." Copacetic is a title that might sound vaguely beatnik, but it's entirely applicable to the charge set forth on the album's 11 songs.
 
Knuckle Puck's refreshing sense of perspective, along with a fire-charged pop-punk sound, has helped set them on a rapid trajectory over the past few years. Breaking from Chicago's southern suburbs in 2011, the band - Taylor, guitarists Maida and  Nick Casasanto, bassist Ryan Rumchaks and drummer John Siorek - are regarded as one of the genre's hottest up-and-coming acts, as seen on tour with the likes of The Maine, Real Friends, Modern Baseball, and Senses Fail.

UK/EURO TOUR DATES

09/15 - Belfast, Ireland @ Bar Sub/QUB Students Union ^
09/16 - Dublin, Ireland @ Academy 2 ^
09/17 - Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy 2 ^
09/18 - Birmingham, UK @ Asylum ^
09/19 - Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy 2 ^
09/21 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts ^
09/22 - Leeds, UK @ Stylus ^
09/23 - Manchester, UK @ Sound Control ^
09/24 - Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms ^
09/25 - London, UK @ O2 Islington Academy ^
09/26 - Southampton, UK @ 1865 ^
09/27- London UK @ Barfly (HEADLINE SHOW)
09/28 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka
09/29 - Paris, France @ Backstage By The Mill ^
09/30 - Hamburg, Germany @ Logo ^
10/01 - Cologne, Germany @ MTC ^
10/02 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Winston ^
10/03 - Kingston, UK @ Hippodrome ^
^ = w/ Knuckle Puck & Roam

 Helloween Announce One Off Lomdom Headline Show.

HelloweenMonday 17th August 2015
"German melodic speed metal pioneers HELLOWEEN have announced a headline show at London's The Forum on February 3rd.

Tickets go on sale today and are available from the following link: 
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004F0DAFAE214F

Michael Weikath states 'We feel pleased and honoured to yet again come to London UK. As mentioned before, we always hold these opportunities in high regards, believe us or not ( smirk ) No, really! We can't wait to welcome you all to the Forum. See you there...'
 
They will be joined by special guests Rage and Sheffield's Crimes Of Passion will open the show.

This will be the band's first UK headline show since releasing their 15th studio album 'My God-Given Right' this June.

The power metal pumpkin-heads also play at Hard Rock Hell Festival this November in  Pwllheli, North Wales, alongside a great line-up which also includes the likes of Crobot and Scorpion Child.  

More on Helloween - My God-Given Right:
'My God-Given Right' (official video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7D7ynntNbg 
'Battle's Won' lyric video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CyToN626E0
'Stay Crazy' official track video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grP6aYz-K7s
'Lost In America' official track video:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbTxrKmX4Ng

 EofE Announce Album Launch Gigs.

EofEMonday 17th August 2015
Black Country 5 piece EofE have unveiled the lyric video for their brand new single 'Get Caught', ahead of the release of their highly-anticipated self-titled debut album on October 9th.  The track is a thunderous slice of pop rock, with the band showcasing bigger riffs than ever before, and a chorus that's fit for venues far bigger than the club circuit. You can watch the lyric video HERE.

After a prolific year of relentless touring and three epic singles, EOFE have become one of the most hotly-tipped newcomers with their thunderous brand of pop rock.  

Listen to the album sampler here

To support the release of their debut album, the band will be performing two special shows.
September 11th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
September 12th – London, Hoxton Underbelly


 Iron Maiden Unleash New Single 'Speed Of Light'.

Iron MaidenMonday 17th August 2015
IRON MAIDEN have just premiered the video for 'Speed Of Light' on their website www.ironmaiden.com. Written by guitarist Adrian Smith and vocalist Bruce Dickinson, 'Speed of Light' is taken from their new double album The Book Of Souls due for global release on 4 September 2015 through Parlophone Records (BMG in the USA).
 
The video will be available for streaming free on both www.ironmaiden.com and the band's YouTube channel. Maiden fans can also download the 'Speed Of Light' song when pre-ordering The Book Of Souls on iTunes or Amazon MP3. It can also be streamed on Spotify and Apple Music.
 
The video was produced and directed by Llexi Leon with animation and visual effects by The Brewery Production Company. A huge Iron Maiden fan, this is Llexi Leon's first music video. Creator of the cult comic book series Eternal Descent – an IP that digitally animated a cast list of metal & hard rock luminaries – Leon has further expanded into the video gaming industry. He chose to collaborate with The Brewery, whose previous film credits include 2010's punk-rock inspired Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll with Andy Serkis, 2012's music festival themed Spike Island with Emilia Clarke and, more recently, providing VFX for the Sky Atlantic biopic on Ian Fleming.
 
The video is an 'homage' to four decades of video-gaming juxtaposed alongside Iron Maiden's incredible visual canon of the past 40 years, centering on their talisman, Eddie, as he travels through space and time to complete his Herculean task. 
 
The Book Of Souls is IRON MAIDEN's 16th studio album and was recorded in Guillame Tell Studios in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley.

 Crossfaith Unleash New Single.

CrossfaithMonday 17th August 2015
Crossfaith have today unveiled the official video for their new single ‘Devil’s Party’, the third track to be revealed from their forthcoming studio album ‘Xeno’. 
 
Watch ‘Devil’s Party’ here:  https://youtu.be/DE4QjJSArkc
 
“This is the first music video from our new album ‘XENO’ and we put a lot of effort into it. I’m certain that you can feel our vision/concept of the album through this music video. Learn the words and sing with me at the show! See you soon!” says front man Kenta Koie.
 
‘Devil’s Party’ along with ‘Ghost In The Mirror – feat Caleb Shomo’ and title track ‘Xeno’ are instant downloads when pre-ordering the forthcoming Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed) produced album, which will be released on September 18th through UNFD.
 
 
Pre-order the album here, and get all aforementioned tracks as an instant download: http://smarturl.it/CrossfaithXENO
 
 
Crossfaith will be touring the UK later this year as main support to Skindred.  
Full dates below
 
CROSSFAITH (Supporting Skindred)

  • 04 NOV O2 Guildhall, Southampton
  • 05 NOV UEA, Norwich
  • 06 NOV Rock City, Nottingham
  • 07 NOV Academy, Manchester
  • 08 NOV O2 Academy, Newcastle
  • 10 NOV O2 ABC, Glasgow
  • 11 NOV Stylus, Leeds
  • 12 NOV O2 Academy, Bristol
  • 13 NOV O2 Institute, Birmingham
  • 14 NOV O2 Brixton Academy, London
 
More about ‘Xeno’…
 
This record has a story of hope, failure, love, betrayal and death woven into its fabric so skillfully it's impossible to tell where truth ends and fiction begins. It's both an escape from and examination of reality that reveals more and more truths the further it delves.
 
Produced by Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed) and mastered by Ted Jensen, ‘Xeno’ takes the groundwork laid by 2013's ‘Apocalyze’ and 2012's ‘Zion’ EP as well as the band's vast touring history and catapults them into a whole new league.
 
‘Xeno’ is an artistic endeavour like few others, with roots in manga, anime and the furthest reaches of its creators' minds. Frontman Kenta 'Ken' Koie, guitarist Kazuki Takemura, bassist Hiroki ‘Hiro’ Ikegawa, keyboardist Terufumi 'Teru' Tamano and drummer Tatsuya Amano are, quite simply, operating on a different level.
 
This record is dedicated to everyone because we believe it will make a new phase in this music culture...
 
We had a bad time after we released the last album ‘APOCALYZE'. Our original guitarist Kazuki had to leave during a tour due to a cerebral hemorrhage, it was the worst thing to happen to us in our entire music career. Fortunately or unfortunately, it just affected his left hand. He is still alive, he never gave up as a musician and he wrote a couple songs for this record as well. It has bound us together as one.”  Comments Ken. 
 
He continues… “The experience of working with Josh Wilbur means a lot to us. He brought us fresh feelings and has helped us to create our best record to date. We put everything we’ve got into ‘Xeno’ and it is the most important and precious thing to us.
 
We can't wait to share the experience of ‘Xeno’. It is beating, it is alive!
We are dedicating this record to everyone!”
 
Xeno is a character, two to be exact.  This is an intricate story of artificial intelligence meets human desperation.  The two combine to see the human Xeno, so distraught with the state of the world that he endeavours to bring creation through devastation.
 
Everyone has a dark side,” says Ken. “Everybody is so hypocritical. And everything – our world – is being completely fucked up by so many people, especially the government. It's easy to see what they do. So Xeno, the person, decides to do something big so he can hit reset and start again.”
 
‘Xeno’ Track Listing:
 
1. System X
2. Xeno
3. Raise Your Voice
4. Devil’s Party
5. Ghost In The Mirror (feat. Caleb Shomo from Beartooth)
6. Dystopia
7. Wildfire (feat. Benji Webbe from Skindred)
8. Tears Fall
9. Paint It Black
10. Vanguard
11. Calm The Storm
12. Astral Heaven

 Nickleback Forced To Cancel All Tour Dates.

NicklebackMonday 17th August 2015
Multi-platinum selling rock band NICKELBACK is forced to cancel all remaining dates for the 2015 No Fixed Address Tour due to an extended period of vocal rest ordered for lead singer Chad Kroeger.

>Kroeger, who was diagnosed with an intracordal cyst on his voice box in June, recently underwent surgery and must remain on vocal rest as ordered by doctors for the next six to nine months in order to fully recuperate. Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase. 

Nickelback cancelled the second leg of the 2015 North American tour in June when doctor’s first diagnosed Kroeger with an operable cyst on his vocal cords. They were scheduled to resume the European leg of the tour in September, but while the medical team is pleased with the results of the surgery, it was revealed that Kroeger will require an extended period of recovery in order to heal completely.

“Most of all, we are sorry to miss our fans out on the road this fall, but Chad’s health, healing and full recovery are what is most important right now. With the proper amount of time, we hope to have him back stronger and better than ever before. We thank everyone for their support and understanding during this time and look forward to getting back out on the road and playing music for everyone again real soon.”

CANCELLED – 2015 NO FIXED ADDRESS DATES

Sept. 30                                   Helsinki, FI                               Hartwall Arena

Oct. 2                                      Stockholm, SE                         Globe Arena
Oct. 3                                      Oslo, NO                                  Spektrum
Oct. 5                                      Herning, DK                             Boxen
Oct. 7                                      Hamburg, DE                           O2 World
Oct. 8                                      Cologne, DE                             Lanxess Arena
Oct. 10                                    Luxembourg, LU                      Rockhal
Oct. 11                                    Mannheim, DE                         SAP Arena
Oct. 13                                    Lodz, PL                                  Atlas Arena
Oct. 14                                    Kaunas, LT                              Kaunas Arena
Oct. 16                                    Budapest, HU                          Sportarena
Oct. 17                                    Prague, CZ                              O2 Arena
Oct. 19                                    Berlin, DE                                 O2 World
Oct. 20                                    Munich, DE                              Olympiahalle
Oct. 23                                    Zurich, CH                               Hallenstadion
Oct. 25                                    Rome, IT                                  Palalottomatica
Oct. 27                                    Turin, IT                                   Palaolimpico
Oct. 29                                    Vienna, AT                              Stadthalle
Nov. 5                                      Barcelona, ES                         Razzmatazz
Nov. 6                                      Madrid, ES                               La Riviera
Nov. 8                                      Paris, FR                                  Le Zenith
Nov. 10                                    Amsterdam, NL                       Ziggodome
Nov. 11                                    Antwerp, BE                           Lotto Arena
Nov. 13                                    Sheffield, GB                           Arena
Nov. 14                                    Glasgow, GB                          SSE Hydro Arena
Nov. 16                                    Newcastle, GB                        Metro Radio Arena
Nov. 17                                    Manchester, GB                      Phones 4U Arena
Nov. 19                                    Liverpool, GB                          Echo Arena
Nov. 21                                    Birmingham, GB                       Genting Arena
Nov. 22                                    Nottingham, GB                       Capital FM Arena
Nov. 24                                    London, GB                             Wembley Arena
Dec. 2                                      Moscow, RU                           Olimpiyskiy
Dec. 4                                      St. Petersburg, RU                  SKK Peterburgsky
Dec. 7                                      Minsk, BE                                 Minsk Arena


 Rammstein To Release Live DVD..

RammsteinMonday 17th August 2015
Rammstein made a triumphant return to the U.S. stage for the first time in 10 years, to headline one sold-out concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The venue's more than 18,000 seats were snatched up for the special appearance within less than 30 minutes of going on sale, heralding Rammstein's return with a frenzied fanfare on par with the German band's elaborate stage presentation. On September 25, Island/UMe will release RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA in 2DVD and 2Blu-ray packages, pairing the incendiary Madison Square Garden concert, expertly filmed and recorded in 5.1 surround, with a feature-length documentary film directed by Hannes Rossacher. A 20-minute film about the making of Rammstein's sixth album, Liebe ist für alle da, is also included.

The two-hour RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA documentary throws open the band's private archives spanning more than 20 years, including a trove of never-before-seen footage. Originated and personally overseen by Rammstein, the film is a fascinating chronological exploration of the band's history, from the members' shared experience of limited touring and other creative business opportunities behind the Iron Curtain in their native East Germany to bursting onto the world's stage as metal/rock heroes after Germany's reunification. The film follows Rammstein's first forays into U.S. touring and American music business dealings in the 1990s, their work with David Lynch for the Lost Highway soundtrack, global radio and music television success, and international touring, which included the 1999 arrest of two of the band's members in Massachusetts for elements of their stage presentation deemed by local police to be "lewd and lascivious behavior."

The film also goes behind the scenes with Rammstein's retreat from America in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, before concluding with the band's eventual return to perform in America on November 12, 2010 at Madison Square Garden. In addition to Rammstein's Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Z. Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (bass), Flake Lorenz (keyboard), and Christoph Schneider (drums, percussion), several well-known American artists, including Iggy Pop, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Moby, Melissa Auf der Maur, Marilyn Manson, Kiefer Sutherland, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Jonathan Davis (Korn), CJ Ramone, Scott Ian (Anthrax), Slipknot, System of a Down, KISS, and Taylor Momsen, are among the documentary's diverse and insightful participants.

Shot in high definition with 14 cameras and 5.1 surround audio, Rammstein's LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN concert film shows the band in full creative stride as they command the stage for their roof-raising return to New York. Rammstein's complete performance of 18 songs is captured in the film, clocking in for one hour and 41 minutes of visual and sonic annihilation.

Also included is Paul Landers' 20-minute Making Of Liebe ist für alle da documentary, which takes viewers into the studio during Rammstein's November/December 2008 sessions for the band's sixth album in Sonoma, California.

01 Rammlied // 02 B******** // 03 Waidmanns Heil // 04 Keine Lust // 05 Weisses Fleisch // 06 Feuer Frei! // 07 Wiener Blut // 08 Frühling in Paris // 09 Ich tu Dir weh // 10 Du riechst so gut // 11 Benzin // 12 Links 2 3 4 // 13 Du hast // 14 Pussy // 15 Sonne // 16 Haifisch // 17 Ich will // 18 Engel

 Gentlemans Pistols Reveal Album Tracklisting.

Gentlemans PistolsWednesday 5th August 2015
"Hustler's Row is a cathartic journey through the last five years of my life. The album begins with questions of where my life is going and ends with me heading straight down Hustler's Row; on a turbulent voyage of the sweetest sufferings and the most inexpensive of thrills." says vocalist and guitarist James Atkinson on the band's third album released worldwide via Nuclear Blast on 16th October.

"The artwork is by John Pearson and it encapsulates everything I put across in the title track, that Hustler's Row is a place for freaks, losers, lovers and those searching for something more from life. So we invite you to join us on the Row.. "

The artwork shows a grisly dystopian vision of a British street, overflowing with violence, gloom and insanity. Rabid dogs and Hitchcock-esque ominous birds loom over the flailing limbs and blood red lettering spelling out 'Hustler's Row'

“Our old guitarist, Chris Rogers, lived on a street called Hustler's Row in Leeds..." comments Atkinson "...it's actually a really nice place, but to me, the name evoked an image of a place of desolation and despair, so the lyrics I wrote have no connection to that street at all. It was Bill that thought it would make a good album title and it seemed to make sense as it is the final song on the album too.”

Formats and tracklistings are as follows:
CD
1. The Searcher
2. Devil’s Advocate On Call
3. Time Wasters
4. Private Rendezvous
5. Stress And Confusion
6. Personal Fantasy Wonderland
7. Lady Teaser
8. Dazzle Drizzler
9. Coz Of You
10. Hustler’s Row

Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl
Side A
1. The Searcher
2. Devil’s Advocate On Call
3. Time Wasters
4. Private Rendezvous
5. Stress And Confusion
Side B
1. Personal Fantasy Wonderland
2. Lady Teaser
3. Dazzle Drizzler
4. Coz Of You
5. Hustler’s Row

 Northcote To Release New Album.

NorthcoteWednesday 5th August 2015
Northcote, led by Canadian singer-songwriter Matt Goud, will release new album Hope Is Made Of Steel on 25th September 2015 via Xtra Mile Recordings in UK, EU and Australia. You can stream the album’s title track below.

Stream the title track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeOQhGkf0IY

Following a year bulging with gigs — with over 160 performances in 2014/2015 — as well as a tour history that includes playing alongside The Gaslight Anthem on their North American tour, the ever-present Chuck Ragan in Europe, Dave Hause and Twin Forks, the album is enriched with live experience. Coursing with electric guitars, there is a definite rock beast pumping inside the 10 track record. As Matt says “with this record it is a priority for me to bring a more dynamic show on the road”.

Recorded while moving between cities, 3000 miles apart, the album is surging with the energy of movement and the storytelling attached to travel. 'Small Town Dreams' is the best example, as it combines the stirring mood of an enveloping wall of sound with all the hopes and dreams of the two characters in the song who wish someday to make it to the big city.

'Leaving Wyoming' deals with moving on too, taking more of a traditional Northcote approach — the warm, nostalgic feel, the gentile electric chimes, the soaring reverbed vocals — while 'Bitter End' captures that Springsteen-like swagger the young Canadian has picked up from tours, and united it with his own way around an adrenal rush of a chorus.

Hope Is Made Of Steel tracklisting:
This Is Our Time
Bitter End
Small Town Dreams
Hope Is Made Of Steel
Leaving Wyoming
You Could Never Let Me Down
Bracelet
Stronger Than You Know
Just Kids
Your Rock and Roll

The band will also tour extensively through the summer and autumn, with some European dates supporting Chuck Ragan. Tour dates are below:

European summer tour 2015 (* full band with Chuck Ragan)br>
AUGUST
18 - Stuttgart, Germany
19 - Bern, Switzerland
20 - Zürich, Switzerland
21 - München, Germany
22 - Frequency Festival, Austria
23 - Karlsruhe, Germany*
24 - Wiesbaden, Germany*
25 - Bremen, Germany*
26 - Dortmund, Germany*
27 - Köln, Germany
28 - Saarbrücken, Germany
29 - Münster, Germany
30 - Hamburg, Germany
31 - Berlin, Germany

UK Tour 2015
SEPTEMBER
02 - London @ Old Blue Last
03 - Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
04 - Manchester @ Soup Kitchen
05 - Nottingham @ Bodega

Canada
18 – Toronto Urban Roots Festival

Canadian fall tour 2015

OCTOBER
14 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid
15 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
16 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite
17 - Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
20 - Cranbrook, BC @ Key City Theatre
21 - Kelowna, BC @ Flashback’s
22 - Kamloops, BC @ Cactus Jack’s
23 - Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
24 - Victoria, BC @ Distrikt
30 - Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s
31 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Capitol Music Club

NOVEMBER
03 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Crock’s
05 - Sudbury, ON @ Coulson Night Club
07 - Hamilton, ON @ Absinthe
08 - St. Catharines, ON @ L3
11 - Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s
13 - London, ON @ London Music Hall
20 - Moncton, NB @ Tide & Boar
21 - Halifax, NS @ The Marquee Club
22 - Truro, NS @ Champion’s
26 - Fredericton, NB @ The Capital Complex
27 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
28 - Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s

DECEMBER
27 - Kingston, ON @ The Ale House

 Defeater Unleash New Video.

DefeaterWednesday 5th August 2015
Boston hardcore act Defeater have shared a new video for their song "Unanswered" a track off their 4th studio album 'Abandoned' out August 28 on Epitaph. Watch the video at Noisey: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/defeater-unanswered-video.

Unlike most bands—and especially most hardcore bands— Defeater don’t write songs so much as they write histories, and specifically the history of a never-named New Jersey family whose already troubled lives disintegrate into torment, rendered all the more tragic for the depth and detail of singer Derek Archambault’s lyrics. The new album chronicles the story of a lapsed Catholic priest, whose battles in Europe during the war drag him first toward faith and then his own poisonous faithlessness.

Abandoned was recorded earlier this year at guitarist Jay Maas’ studio, with drummer Joe Longobardi, bassist Mike Poulin and guitarist Jake Woodruff. For the newly introduced to Defeater, their debut Travels started the story with the younger brother, a lifelong misfit forced to kill his father in defense of his mother, and forced to live with the consequences no matter how far he runs. Sophomore album Empty Days followed the older brother, dazed from the death of his father and fighting as his life dissolves into drinking and debt. And most recent album Letters Home was a surprisingly compassionate look at the father and his experiences overseas in World War II, presented in a reverse-chronological order that transformed the monster from Travels back into the man he once was.
Pre-orders for Abandoned are available at Kings Road Merch - http://flyt.it/DefeaterAbandonedstore and iTunes - http://found.ee/DefeaterAbandoned .

Defeater is touring in the UK and mainland Europe at the moment and will return on the Impericon Never Say Die Tour! this fall in support of the new album.
ABANDONED TRACK LIST
1. Contrition
2. Unanswered
3. December 1943
4. Spared In Hell
5. Divination
6. Borrowed & Blue
7. Penance
8. Remorse
9. Pillar Of Salt
10. Atonement
11. Vice & Regret

IMPERICON NEVER SAY DIE! TOUR
06 Nov – Wiesbaden (DE) – Schlachthof
07 Nov – Antwerp (BE) – Trix
08 Nov – London (UK) – Koko
09 Nov – Manchester (UK) – Club Academy
10 Nov – Glasgow (UK) – Garage
11 Nov – Bristol (UK) – Marble Factory
12 Nov – Haarlem (NL) – Patronaat
13 Nov – Hamburg (DE) – Markthalle
14 Nov – Berlin (DE) – Astra
15 Nov – Prague (CZ) – Meet factory
16 Nov – Hungary (HU) – Durer Kert
17 Nov – Vienne (AT) – Arena
18 Nov – Bologna (IT) – Zona Roveri
19 Nov – Munich (DE) – Backstage
20 Nov – Pratteln (CH) – 27
21 Nov – Lyon (FR) – CCO
22 Nov – Barcelona (ES) – Razzmatazz
23 Nov – Madrid (ES) – Sala Cats
24 Nov – Bordeaux (FR) – Rock School Barbey
25 Nov – Paris (FR) – Machine Du Moulin Rouge
26 Nov – Stuttgart (DE) – LKA
27 Nov – Oberhausen (DE) – Turbinenhalle 2
28 Nov – Leipzig (DE) – Werk 2

 Annihilator Back With New Album.

AnnihilatorWednesday 5th August 2015
Legendary Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters Annihilator will release their brand new (and 15th!) studio album, “Suicide Society”, on September 18th, 2015 via UDR Music, worldwide.

As usual, guitar wizard Jeff Waters handles all songwriting duties, plays all guitar & bass, engineers, produces, mixes and masters “Suicide Society”… and Waters is also back commanding lead vocal duties, as he did on the critically acclaimed “King of the Kill” (1994), “Refresh the Demon” (1996), “Remains” (1997) and other Annihilator albums over the years.

Waters on his return to vocal duties: “Dave (Padden/vocalist from 03-14) & I have, essentially, been Annihilator since 2003 but he resigned last December, citing having had enough of touring, being away from home and other commitments. I thank him for his 11 years with Annihilator. That said, Annihilator and I are known for never giving up and, occasionally, coming up with something even better than its former offering(s): this is undeniably the case with “Suicide Society!”

With “Suicide Society”, Annihilator goes headfirst into some of the most technically perfect, crisp, and crushingly taut, riffage Waters has ever produced. Although Waters’ vocals keep traces of stylings from his “King of the Kill” album, they now evoke a surprising blend of legends such as Staley, Osbourne, Hetfield and Mustaine. This, in a twisted way, mirrors Waters’ signature blend of riffing, drums grooves and bass; all drawing from multiple sources and genres.

Waters has built a worldwide reputation as being a premier guitarist and songwriter; the conciseness and arrangement of “Creepin’ Again” is both an air-guitarist’s dream and a sharp reminder of this. The gloriously-brutal thrash of “My Revenge” calls up a vintage of ’85 with the technical chops of 2015. The neo-classic title track defiantly expresses anger at the state of world affairs, while offering up hope in closing. With the multi-layered power of the anthem “Snap”, Waters illustrates the diversity of Annihilator’s sound, without sacrificing one decibel of attack.

“Metal fans will likely sport evil, satisfied grins on their faces, when they hear this record” chuckles Waters, “but in the words of Joe Perry: “Let the Music Do the Talking”!

The full-track listing is:
Suicide Society
My Revenge
Snap
Creepin’ Again
Narcotic Avenue
The One You Serve
Break, Enter
Death Scent
Every Minute

The band just released a new video for the single "Suicide Society".

Please see link to video below:
https://youtu.be/BDDdAugQZxs

Metal fans all across the world are aware of Annihilator’s stellar, energetic and “real” live shows. Drum monster Mike Harshaw continues on for his 4th year with the band, one familiar name returns & another is born: bassist Cam Dixon (from “King of the Kill” era) returns to the fold & guitarist Aaron Homma makes his debut with the band.

Aside from the band’s upcoming, scheduled devastation at some of Europe’s mega-summer festivals (ex. Wacken Open Air), Annihilator will be headlining Europe this fall on their “EUROPE IN THE BLOOD” tour 2015. Talks are underway to bring the band to South America, Japan and likely North America in 2016.

ANNIHILATOR Summer Festival appearances 2015:
24/07/2015 ESP Barcelona Rock Fest
31/07/2015 GER Wacken Wacken Open Air
02/08/2015 TÜR Istanbul Rock Off Festival
06/08/2015 TCH Josefov Brutal Assault Festival
08/08/2015 FIN Oulu Jalometalli Festival
09/08/2015 BEL Kortrijk Alcatraz Festival

“EUROPE IN THE BLOOD” tour 2015
30/09/2015 UK Birmingham - O2 Academy
01/10/2015 IRELAND Dublin - Button Factory
02/10/2015 UK Glasgow - O2 ABC 2 Glasgow
03/10/2015 UK Sheffield - O2 Academy
04/10/2015 UK London - O2 Academy Islington
06/10/2015 FRANCE Paris - Divan du Monde
08/10/2015 SPAIN Bilbao - Santana 27
09/10/2015 PORTUGAL Porto - Hard Club
10/10/2015 SPAIN Madrid - But
11/10/2015 SPAIN Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
13/10/2015 SWITZERLAND Pratteln - Z7
14/10/2015 ITALY Brescia - Circolo Colony
15/10/2015 SLOVENIA Ljubljana - Kino Siska
16/10/2015 SERBIA Belgrade - Dom omladine
17/10/2015 ROMANIA Bucharest - Maximum Rock Festival
19/10/2015 HUNGARY Budapest - A 38
20/10/2015 AUSTRIA Wörgl - Komma
21/10/2015 AUSTRIA Wien - Szene
22/10/2015 CZECH REPUBLIC Zlin - Masters Of Rock Cafe
23/10/2015 POLAND Krakow - Fabryka
24/10/2015 POLAND Warsawa - Proxima
25/10/2015 GERMANY Berlin - Lido
27/10/2015 DENMARK Kolding - Godset
28/10/2015 GERMANY Hamburg - Grünspan
29/10/2015 GERMANY Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
30/10/2015 GERMANY München - Backstage Halle
31/10/2015 GERMANY Karlsruhe - Substage
02/11/2015 GERMANY Nürnberg - Hirsch
03/11/2015 LUXEMBURG Luxembourg - Den Atelier
04/11/2015 NETHERLANDS Tilburg - O13
05/11/2015 NETHERLANDS Haarlem - Patronaat
06/11/2015 BELGIUM Kortrijk - De Kreun
07/11/2015 GERMANY Bochum - Zeche
08/11/2015 GERMANY Köln - Underground
13/11/2015 RUSSIA Saint Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya
14/11/2015 RUSSIA Moscow - Volta

 Motion City Soundtrack Announce Sixth Album 'Panic Stations'.

Motion City SoundtrackWednesday 5th August 2015
Motion City Soundtrack are set to release their sixth studio album, Panic Stations on September 18th via Epitaph.

Whilst on tour in the summer of 2013, Justin Pierre (vocals), Josh Cain (guitar), Jesse Johnson (keyboard), Matt Taylor (bass), Claudio Rivera (drums) began to write new material, initially for fun until eventually they found themselves with a collection of new songs. There was no preconceived vision or theme to the process, just the underlying goal to create music the band enjoyed playing together in one room. To help capture that energy, Panic Stations was recorded live in June of 2014 and was produced by John Agnello at Seedy Underbelly North (formerly known as Pachyderm Studios) in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. The band loved Agnello’s prior work in producing and/or mixing albums by Dinosaur Jr., Jawbox, Sonic Youth and recently Kurt Vile and The Hold Steady.

Panic Stations, was named after nautical structures that act as warning posts in the oceans. Many of the songs reference water and the ocean, and there is an overarching idea of letting go and not being immobilized by your own thoughts. Pierre drew on an array of literary influences with song lyrics inspired by Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and A Million Little Pieces. The process of creating these new songs, which open a new chapter in the band’s storied career, was based on instinct and openness, a methodology that resulted in a buoyant, impassioned record. And the feeling of their renewed pleasure for the craft resonates through each note and lyric, leaving the listener as inspired as they sound.

Pre-orders for Panic Stations are available at https://eu.kingsroadmerch.com/epitaph-records/. Motion City Soundtrack have plans to tour this autumn in support of the release, details to be announced soon.

Panic Stations Track List:
1. Anything At All
2. TKO
3. I Can Feel You
4. Lose Control
5. Heavy Boots
6. It’s A Pleasure To Meet You
7. Over It Now
8. Broken Arrow
9. Gravity
10. The Samurai Code
11. Days Will Run Away

 The Wonder Years Stream New Song.

Wonder YearsWednesday 5th August 2015
‘Cigarettes & Saints’, the new song and music video from The Wonder Years is streaming now on http://www.thewonderyearsband.com. The video was directed by Jeremi Mattern and shot in Austin, TX.

The song is taken from the band’s highly anticipated fifth studio album, ‘No Closer To Heaven’, which will be released September 4th on Hopeless Records. The 13-track album, recorded and produced by Steve Evetts and mixed by Phil Nicolo, is now available for pre-order. ‘Cardinals’ and ‘Cigarettes & Saints’ are offered as instant grat tracks when pre-ordered digitally or physically at http://www.thewonderyearsband.com

‘No Closer To Heaven’ Track Listing:
1. Brothers &
2. Cardinals
3. A Song For Patsy Cline
4. I Don't Like Who I Was Then
5. Cigarettes & Saints
6. The Bluest Things On Earth
7. A Song For Ernest Hemingway
8. Thanks For The Ride
9. Stained Glass Ceilings (Featuring Jason Aalon Butler)
10. I Wanted So Badly To Be Brave
11. You In January
12. Palm Reader
13. No Closer To Heaven

The Wonder Years are currently performing main stage on the entire 2015 Vans Warped Tour and they’ll be returning to the UK in February next year as main support to Enter Shikari:

UK Tour Dates:
Supporting Enter Shikari:
FEBRUARY
18 - GLASGOW Academy
19 - EDINBURGH Corn Exchange
20 - NOTTINGHAM Arena
22 - BOURNEMOUTH International Centre
23 - CARDIFF Arena
25 - MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse
27 - LONDON Alexandra Palace

 Enter Shikari Release New Video.

Enter ShikariWednesday 5th August 2015
Enter Shikari today unveil the latest video from their fourth UK Top 10 album ‘The Mindsweep’. It is the band’s second collaboration with Vancouver, Canada resident Peter MacAdams, a former animator on legendary gross-out cartoon Ren & Stimpy. Peter previously worked with the band on an animation for non-album track ‘Slipshod’

This time around, the video accompanies album track ‘There’s A Price On Your Head’, and is the sequel to the ‘Slipshod’ video, featuring events immediately following the destruction of La Snoot restaurant by Enter Shikari drummer Rob Rolfe.

You can view the video here: http://youtu.be/zfXdwxtgVy8

‘The Mindsweep’ was released in January of this year, and was accompanied by a sold out UK & Europe tour, which culminated in two nights at London’s legendary Roundhouse venue.

Since then, the band have toured the album around the world, and are currently in the midst of a busy European summer festival season that has, thus far, included a headline slot at Nass Festival and second stage headline slot at Download Festival, as well as two Glastonbury appearances (headlining both the John Peel Stage and Billy Bragg’s Leftfield Stage on Friday and Saturday, respectively) in the UK alone.

Enter Shikari have announced a run of big UK headline shows for February 2016 including London’s 10k capacity Alexandra Palace, with The Wonder Years joining them as special guests. Those dates are on sale now, and look like this.

ENTER SHIKARI - THE MINDSWEEP TOUR. UK. FEBRUARY 2016.

THUR 18th - GLASGOW - O2 Academy
FRI 19th - EDINBURGH - Corn Exchange
SAT 20th - NOTTINGHAM - Capital FM Arena
MON 22nd - BOURNEMOUTH - International Center
TUES 23rd - CARDIFF - Motorpoint Arena
THUR 25th - MANCHESTER - Victoria Warehouse
SAT 27th - LONDON - Alexandra Palace

 Trivium Announce New Album.

TriviumWednesday 5th August 2015
Metal overlords Trivium have announced the release of their blistering seventh album. ‘Silence In The Snow’– which follows 2013’s acclaimed ‘Vengeance Falls’ – arrives in stores and at digital retailers on October 2, via Roadrunner Records.

Produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Slash, Alter Bridge, The Amity Affliction) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Lamb of God), ‘Silence In The Snow’ is available for pre-order at www.trivium.org as well iTunes and Amazon. Pre-order the deluxe edition of the album with two extra tracks via these links: iTunes / Amazon. Fans got their first taste of the new record yesterday, when the band unveiled the official music video for the sweeping title track at snow.trivium.org.

The genesis of the record’s title track dates back to a 2007 run supporting Heaven and Hell in Japan. “When I watched them live, it was something that really spoke to me, especially the song ‘Heaven and Hell’,” recalls frontman Matt Heafy. “I’d never heard metal summarized so well like that. Afterwards, I came up with ‘Silence in the Snow.’ We loved the song, but it just didn’t fit with the music we were making at the time. The reason was, perhaps, we weren’t ready for it. We foreshadowed our destiny back then, and we’ve finally grown into the song. It required massive musical growth, and we’re ready now.”

As an album, ‘Silence In The Snow’ is long-gestating creative milestone. It took eight years before Trivium felt equipped to tackle the challenging work of weaving their classic influences into a modern record. Fueled by the inspiration of true classic metal – spanning Black Sabbath and Rainbow, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Pantera and Slayer, Megadeth and Metallica – Trivium took on vocal coaches and guitar lessons to further their creative evolution. The result bridges the history of hard rock/metal while powering it forward, particularly on tracks like the epic ‘Blind LeadingThe Blind’ and upcoming single, ‘Until The World Goes Cold’. The cinematic, orchestral opener ‘Snofall’ however, was composed and recorded by legendary Emperor visionary Ihsahn, taking his inspiration from the title track’s melody.

The track listing is:
1. Snøfall
2. Silence In The Snow
3. Blind Leading The Blind
4. Dead And Gone
5. The Ghost That's Haunting You
6. Pull Me From The Void
7. Until The World Goes Cold
8. Rise Above The Tides
9. The Thing That’s Killing Me
10. Beneath The Sun
11. Breathe In The Flames
12. Cease All Your Fire *
13. The Darkness Of My Mind *
* bonus track on deluxe edition
Lauded as one of modern metal’s most potent live acts, Trivium will debut the title track live for the first time at the UK’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival, taking place in Derbyshire from August 6 – 9. Trivium headline the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday, 7 August; their only UK show in 2015. The four piece then continue on into Europe for further festival headline slots including Belgium’s Alcatraz, Germany’s Summer Breeze, and France’s Motocultor. A US co-headline tour with Tremonti beckons in September and October, before the band deliver a main stage performance at California’s Knotfest, headlined and curated by label mates Slipknot.

 Dead Daises Announce december 2015 UK Tour.

Dead DaisesWednesday 5th August 2015
Off the back of a hugely successful and critically acclaimed live performance at Download 2015, The Dead Daisies are pleased to announce full UK tour in December 2015.

The Dead Daisies released their second full length “Revolucion” on 1st June 2015, via INgrooves. To promote the album The Dead Daisies are currently supporting KISS on their European tour.

Joining the musical collective on stage and in the studio is singer John Corabi (Mötley Crüe /RATT), and beating the skins for this tour will be first time member and current Black Sabbath & Ozzy Osbourne drummer Tommy Clufetos.

The band’s second album was recorded in Sydney, Australia at Studio 301 and produced by The Dead Daisies and Craig Porteils (Guns N’ Roses/Billy Idol). Additional recording took place in Cuba at Abdala recording studios, Havana, produced by The Dead Daisies and Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson/Sevendust).

“Well, another chapter with 'The Dead Daisies' coming up!!! After finishing what is sounding great in the studio by mid-April, and releasing it in early June, we are all excited by the prospect of sharing the same stage again with the mighty KISS, this time in Europe. We also can't wait to share our show and new music with our European fans. Europe - get ready for some good ol' Rock & Roll In your Face. WE ARE COMIN’ TO GETCHA!!!! SEE YA"LL THERE….ARE YOU READY?” - Marco Mendoza

“The Dead Daisies have been an absolute BLAST for me so far. The guys are all GREAT Musicians, and also just incredibly easy to work and write with!!! I had so much fun in Cuba, and now here I am writing in Sydney for the upcoming record. Can’t wait to see what the future brings for us all!!!” - John Corabi

“John Corabi loves deep sea shark fishing, passionate about it. He’s also a whiz with a motorcycle helmet and baseball bat. We are making a new record together. It’s gonna rock!” - Dizzy Reed


The Dead Daisies – UK Tour Dates
Fri 4th Dec Trecco Bay, Planet Rockstock
Sat 5th Dec Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Sun 6th Dec Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Tue 8th Dec Newcastle, Academy 2
Wed 9th Dec Galsgow, Cathouse
Thu 10th Dec Manchester, Academy 3
Fri 11th Dec London, Garage

 Dinosaur Pile-Up Back with New Album.

Dinosaur Pile UpWednesday 5th August 2015
Dinosaur Pile-Up will release their third album ‘Eleven Eleven’ on 16th October, 2015 via SO Recordings. The record follows a whirlwind of worldwide touring which has included The States three times, Japan twice, Europe, India and their native UK, most recently supporting Brand New. That’s a hell of an itinerary for a live show as notoriously savage as theirs. And one that’s not set to let up with the band also announcing a headline UK tour in November to follow the release of the album. Having already released a taster of the album with the rip-roaring almost-title-track ’11:11’, Dinosaur Pile-Up have unveiled thunderous new single ‘Grim Valentine’ which can be heard now here and will be released on 2nd October.

Sculpted by the expert hands of producer Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood) the crushing, jagged riffs of this third monster are the meat on the Dinosaur’s bones. Dinosaur Pile-Up are reborn – ravenous for bigger crowds, broader stages and the fresh blood of fans’ ears. Vocalist / guitarist Matt Bigland, drummer Mike Sheils and bassist Jim Cratchley recorded the album as a full band for the first time and it’s an album that sees them go harder, faster and terrifyingly heavier than ever before. As Matt says: "What’s really exciting for us about this record is it's the first time we've ever been able to capture the energy and flow that we have live. Because it's the first time we've recorded an album together in a room, like when we are playing live or rehearsing, we were able to shape the songs and put them down in the way we want to play them live. Whenever we wanted something to be heavier, or more intense, we just changed it there and then. It was awesome. So we feel really good about it. It sounds like us, right now."

In case you were sleeping, debut album ‘Growing Pains’ (2010) rudely introduced a vivid and chaotic band, built on a turbo-charged bedrock of Foo Fighters, Weezer and Nirvana. Second outing ‘Nature Nurture ‘(2013) saw the band’s sound develop a near-split personality, with calmer surf-rock riffs lulling listeners into a safe place before revving their menacing motor back up and ramming audiences straight back into the pit.

Now though, with their third album heralding darker, more intense vibes – as well as invoking comparisons to Deftones, Smashing Pumpkins and Motörhead – there’ll be no more sleeping for you. That’s a threat and a promise. Dinosaur Pile-Up are a band – and they’re about to go harder, faster and terrifyingly heavier than ever before.

TOUR DATES:
Tickets: http://myticket.co.uk/artists/dinosaur-pile-up
November
2nd Birmingham Rainbow
3rd Newcastle Think Tank
4th Glasgow King Tuts
6th Manchester Ruby Lounge
7th Leeds Key Club
8th Nottingham Bodega
9th Norwich Waterfront Studio
11th London Tufnell Park Dome
12th Bristol Exchange
13th Brighton Hope

ALBUM TRACKLISTING:
1. 11:11
2. Red And Purple
3. Grim Valentine
4. Friend of Mine
5. Nothing Personal
6. Anxiety Trip
7. Might As Well
8. Gimme Something
9. Bad Penny
10. Crystalline
11. Willow Tree
12. Cross My Heart

 Fozzy Announce UK Tour.

TFozzyWednesday 29th July 2015
After a highly successful European tour in March FOZZY, led by guitarist Rich Ward and professional wrestling star, Chris Jericho, are coming back to tour Europe in November in support of their current album 'Do You Wanna Start A War'. Support will come from Nonpoint and Sumo Cyco. Full list of dates below:

FOZZY
14.11.2015 (DE) Augsburg - Kantine
15.11.2015 (AT) Vienna - Szene Wien
17.11.2015 (DE) Hamburg - Logo
18.11.2015 (DE) Berlin - Columbia Club
19.11.2015 (DE) Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
20.11.2015 (F) Vaureal - Le Forum
21.11.2015 (LUX) Esch-sur-Alzette - Kulturfabrik
22.11.2015 (DE) Cologne - Essigfabrik
24.11.2015 (UK) Reading - Sub89
25.11.2015 (UK) Tunbridge Wells - The Forum
26.11.2015 (UK) London - Islington Academy
27.11.2015 (UK) Manchester - Sound Control
28.11.2015 (UK) Chester - Live Rooms
01.12.2015 (UK) Birmingham - The Rainbow
02.12.2015 (UK) Cambridge - The Junction
03.12.2015 (UK) Newcastle - Riverside
04.12.2015 (UK) Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
05.12.2015 (UK) Sheffield - Winter Rocks @ Corporation
06.12.2015 (UK) Trecco Bay - Planet Rockstock

 Miss May I Unleash New Video.

Miss May IWednesday 29th July 2015
Metal’s breakout band Miss May I is gearing up for the release of their 5th album Deathless on August 7th via Rise Records, and in anticipation have shared a new song/video for the record’s title track with Billboard.com. Deathless is available now for pre-order at iTunes and www.MissMayIMusic.com.
Watch Miss May I’s Video for “Deathless” Now At http://www.billboard.com/

“This music video for “Deathless” was one of the best locations we have ever shot,” singer Levi Benton tells Billboard.com. “We got to film in an old ran down school that had a great dark vibe. The story for "Deathless" was to show that you can dream of something greater than where you are and a peaceful place to reach for whether or not someone holds you back.”

One of this summer’s top draws on the Vans Warped Tour, Miss May I slayed the scene with their intense video for “I.H.E.,” and now they’re ready to claim their spot as one of 2015’s hardest hitting metal bands with “Deathless.”

Deathless was produced by Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men) and Nick Sampson (Asking Alexandria) and was recorded at The Foundation Recording Studio in Connersville, IN. The band’s fifth record follows their 2014 breakout, Rise of the Lion, which debuted at #21 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

"We are very excited about this release,” says vocalist Levi Benton. “Not only have we been working on this record for almost a year but we recorded it with our old friend Joey Sturgis who did our first 2 records and really brought out the best in us. This record is about how the last two years have tested us on many levels and how we have come through it all stronger and better. That's where the title comes from, because we are DEATHLESS."

Miss May I’s new record is not only a turning point for the band’s career it’s also a return to form. Since their inception in 2007, they’ve steadily amassed a worldwide army of fans with four records, the last three of which have charted higher with each consecutive release. With Deathless, the band has never sounded more aggressive, while remaining as accessible as always. All roads have led to this point in the band’s burgeoning career. And Miss May I don’t disappoint.

Deathless Track List:
01. I H.E
02. Trust My Heart (Never Hope To Die)
03. Psychotic Romantic
04. Deathless
05. Bastards Left Behind
06. Arise
07. Turn Back The Time
08. Empty Promises
09. The Artificial
10. Born From Nothing

Miss May I Tour Dates:
July 29 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center (Warped Tour)
July 30 - Bonner Springs, KS - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater (Warped Tour)
Aug 1 - Salt Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairpark (Warped Tour)
Aug 2 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center Parking Lot (Warped Tour)
Aug 5 - San Diego, CA - Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot (Warped Tour)
Aug 7 - Portland, OR - Portland Stadium Parking Lot (Warped Tour)
Aug 8 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater (Warped Tour)
Aug 12 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s
Aug 23 - Horseheads, NY - iMatter Festival 2015

 The 69 Eyes recording New Album.

69 EyesWednesday 29th July 2015
The Helsinki vampires The 69 Eyes have secretly returned to the studio to record a new biting opus for the hungry masses with producer Johnny Lee Michaels, who was already responsible for the recording of ‘Blessed Be’ and ‘Paris Kills’.

Vocalist Jyrki 69 reveals;
“Dear Helsinki vampires loyalists, how's your summer been? I've been thinking of you a lot lately. Especially in the nights... in the studio. You see, we are currently in the studio recording our new album here in Helsinki. It's coming out really good, feels like a record I've always wanted us to do. A bit hard to explain but you will hear it soon! If you happened to like those albums we’ve made earlier with Johnny, you will love this new one too. The first single will come out later on this year and the album in early 2016. August moon - where are you...?“

Only a few months ago The 69 Eyes released ‘The Best Of Helsinki Vampires’, a full best-of collection spanning a quarter of a century of the band’s history, featuring 28 tracks in total.

The track listing of ‘The Best Of Helsinki Vampires’ is as follows:

CD1
01. Lost Boys
02. Perfect Skin
03. Brandon Lee
04. Lost Without Love
05. Feel Berlin
06. The Chair
07. Dead Girls Are Easy
08. Radical
09. Tonight
10. Dance D'Amour
11. Borderline
12. Rocker
13. Dead N' Gone
14. Rosary Blue (feat. KAT VON D)

CD2
01. Never Say Die
02. Gothic Girl
03. Betty Blue
04. Sister Of Charity
05. Love Runs Away
06. We Own The Night
07. Red
08. Devils
09. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
10. Wasting The Dawn
11. Kiss Me Undead
12. Crashing High
13. Stolen Season
14. Ghost

 The Darkness Release New Video.

The DarknessWednesday 29th July 2015
Having recently stormed Download with a secret set backed with a crowd of barbarians (and a 30 row strong crowd outside the tent!) The Darkness unleash a new single on 21st August. ‘Last of Our Kind’ is the title track of their recent 4th album which entered the UK charts at No. 12 on its release in June. The song has been described as 'part Van Halen, part Waterboys, ALL The Darkness'. It features a record-smashing choir of several thousand Darkness enthusiasts (The Darkness Army) who each contributed their individual performances using the Internet service. The single, described by one reviewer as “(the track’s) effortlessly catchy hooks and righteous leads deliver pure rock perfection”, is a stomping rocker which demands hands be thrown in the air (when not playing air guitar on the excellent solo).

For the video the band decided to go back to the fans and 15 were chosen to come to the video shoot and asked to get ‘freaky on camera’. The result is a very entertaining film which shows The Darkness’ audience are as wonderful as the band. Singer Justin Hawkins explained “Where would we be without our fans? Well, we wouldn't have a video for a start. Or at least, we wouldn't have a video with quite so many brilliant people in it. I'm so proud of them, they never disappoint us”

Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/lookpremiere
The album ‘Last of Our Kind’ has received some of the best reviews of the bands career to date with Classic Rock proclaiming it “A glorious return to form for the flamboyant rockers … they’ve only gone and made their finest album since Permission To Land” whilst Total Guitar said “Their very British blend of battle rock and classy ballads still hits the spot.”

The band have also announced a UK tour for November/December where they will entertain and astonish fans all over the country with their marvelous tunes and killer riffs. A few UK festival spots will also warm them up nicely.

new single: ‘LAST OF OUR KIND’ - 21st August 2015

Summer:
9 August NEWQUAY, Boardmasters Festival
30 August PORTSMOUTH, Victorious Festival

Winter:
30 November NORWICH, Open
1 December CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
2 December NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
4 December NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
5 December GLASGOW, O2 Academy
9 December LEEDS, O2 Academy
10 December MANCHESTER, Academy
11 December BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
13 December BRISTOL, O2 Academy
14 December SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall
15 December BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavillion
17 December BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
19 December OXFORD, O2 Academy
20 December LONDON, Roundhouse
Tickets on sale now priced £25.00 & London £27.50 adv.

 Clutch Unleash New Video.

ClutchWednesday 29th July 2015
Influential heavy rock band CLUTCH are excited to debut their new video “X-Ray Visions”. Watch the video and read an exclusive interview with frontman Neil Fallon at: http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2015-07-29/clutch-premiere-new-video-for-x-ray-visions. The video was shot by acclaimed photographer Dan Winters. The band’s new album “Psychic Warfare” will be released on October 2, via Weathermaker.

CLUTCH have also just announced a US tour this October with special guests Corrosion Of Conformity and The Shrine, plus select festival dates beforehand including the Gwar-B-Q, and a one-off Las Vegas date supporting Primus. The band will also co-headline with Mastodon on select US dates as part of leg 2 of ‘The Missing Link Tour’ (full sets by both Clutch and Mastodon, with special guests COC).

CLUTCH return to the UK for headline shows in November and December. Don’t miss ‘em! Renowned for their live show, tickets are selling fast for the following:
Fri 20th Nov - DUBLIN Olympia
Sat 21st Nov - BELFAST Limelight
Mon 23rd Nov - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Tue 24th Nov - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed 25th Nov - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 10th Dec - MANCHESTER Ritz
Fri 11th Dec - WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
Sat 12th Dec - LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

 Final Bloodstock Open Air Information.

BloodstockWednesday 29th July 2015
The clock is ticking with just over a week before the metal hordes descend on the hallowed turf of Catton Park for BLOODSTOCK 2015!

BLOODSTOCK have announced a special themed ‘after hours’ party night for Saturday in the Sophie Lancaster tent, in homage to the iconic actor and heavy metal fan, Christopher Lee who sadly passed away last month. The ‘Vampires & Zombies’ theme will permeate the air once the bands have finished for the evening, and there will be prize giveaways to the best dressed, so come sporting your best vampire or zombie look and maybe you could win tickets to BLOODSTOCK 2016!

The BLOODSTOCK signing tent have also announced some confirmed acts. Expect to see DELAIN, ENSIFERUM, 1349, ORANGE GOBLIN, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, ARMORED SAINT, WOLF, KORPIKLAANI, BELPHEGOR, XERATH, OVERKILL and RAGING SPEEDHORN all ready to say hello and sign your stuff! More bands are still to be added! Serpent’s Lair VIP ticket holders get priority access, so if you’re thinking of upgrading your tickets, hit the ticket store at www.bloodstock.uk.com and be one of the first in line for those artist scribblings!

With just days until the gates of Catton Park open to the thunderous footfall of thousands of metal brethren, here’s a quick update for those of you who are, for whatever reason, leaving it to the last minute to grab your festival tickets...

BUYING YOUR TICKETS ONLINE AND AT THE FESTIVAL GATE - If you are still to buy your weekend, VIP or day tickets through the Bloodstock store, you can do so right up to & during the festival weekend. However, tickets purchased after 9.00am on Friday 31st July will not be posted to you, they will be sent to the festival gate and you can collect them from the box office there.

COLLECTING PRE PAID TICKETS ON THE GATE - Providing you have purchased your tickets before 9.00am Friday 31st July, you should receive them by the 5th August at the very latest. If you’ve not received your ticket by this date, then please contact SEE Tickets directly. We will send all tickets purchased after 9.00am Friday 31st July by special courier to the Bloodstock festival gate for you to collect, so the standard postal fee will still apply to tickets bought online, in order to cover courier costs.

BRING PROOF OF PURCHASE - When collecting tickets at the gate, we require proof of ticket purchase from the Bloodstock shop, including a printed out email receipt, copy of the card you bought your ticket with, or some form of identification such as driver’s licence or utility bill showing your name and address.

Please Note: Car park tickets will be on sale via the Bloodstock store until 9.00am on 31st July, priced at £16. After that time, they will ONLY be available to purchase on arrival at the car park box office, priced at £20. For ‘on the gate’ festival ticket purchases, weekend festival tickets rise from £135 to £145 and day tickets will increase from £60 to £65.

SERPENT’S LAIR ‘VIP’ CAMPING - Most Serpent’s Lair VIP ticket packages are SOLD OUT! However, there’s still the option to upgrade from a standard weekend ticket to VIP, or grab one of the last few Serpent’s Lair VIP tickets, but be quick!! There’s only a few left!

What does a SERPENT’S LAIR ‘VIP’ ticket give me? As well as a dedicated VIP camping area and car parking close by, luxury toilet facilities, complimentary hot showers and the fantastic ‘Serpent’s Lair’ VIP bar, featuring over 100 guest ales & ciders, we also offer a range of additional entertainment exclusive to the Serpent’s Lair experience. On arrival - all those lucky enough to have secured Serpents Lair VIP camping will need to follow the signs to the SERPENT’S LAIR/MEDIA GUEST ACCREDITATION box office. If you have upgraded from Standard Weekend + camping to Serpent’s Lair VIP camping, remember to bring BOTH the standard weekend ticket AND the upgrade ticket or you will be refused entry. You will also need to bring proof of I.D such as a driver’s licence or utility bill showing your name and address.

Don’t forget this year, Halfords are on site, so if you don’t fancy lugging a load of camping gear to Catton Park, or you simply want to treat yourself to an inflatable mattress, you can pre-order your necessities upfront at http://bit.ly/1CW6eC9, then collect on site! Simples!

If you’re travelling to BLOODSTOCK by train, don’t forget to book your Big Green Coach shuttle bus ticket to get you & your gear from Lichfield City rail station to the festival site. Check out the info & ticket options at http://goo.gl/23pfik.

Tickets for BLOODSTOCK 2015 are available via the 24hr ticketline at 0871 230 5584 or online at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956, priced at the very reasonable £135 (plus booking fee) for a four-day Thursday through Sunday weekend ticket with camping, or £60 (plus booking fee) for a day ticket.

All these killer bands are on the bill! Friday’s headliner TRIVIUM and special guests SABATON, Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE and special guests BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH D.T.A, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, NAPALM DEATH, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, ENSIFERUM, AGALLOCH, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, ENSLAVED, RAGING SPEEDHORN, XERATH and WOLF. Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, there’s headliners DELAIN, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, GODFLESH and ARNOCORPS, LAWNMOWER DETH, MORDRED, ETHEREAL, ONSLAUGHT, OAF, CONAN, PLANET OF ZEUS, GODSIZED, plus many more.

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.

 Therapy? Announce One Off UK Show.

TherapyTuesday 28th July 2015
Irish alternative rock heroes Therapy? have announced a one off UK headline show playing their seminal album ‘Infernal Love’ in full and more on December 19th at London’s Electric Ballroom with support from Black Spiders.

Not only will the show feature Therapy? playing their 1995 released top 10 album in full, the band will also be performing songs from throughout their 26 year career including their most recent album ‘Disquiet’, which was released this year through Amazing Record Co. and is available to buy now.

‘Infernal Love’ was Therapy?’s third major label album and this year marks twenty years since its release.

Vocalist/guitarist and founding member Andy Cairns comments:

“After twenty years we'll be revisiting our dark follow up to Troublegum, 1995's Infernal Love.

We played the album in it's entirety at Sonisphere festival in 2014 and were knocked out by the reception it got. These songs, inspired by past sins, written under pressure and recorded under the influence will be brought out for another moment in the sun alongside other tracks recorded for singles in the same era. A blue period recorded in angry, raw reds at a time when our hearts were blackest. Come and join us.”

 All That Remains Release New Video.

All That RemainsTuesday 28th July 2015
All That Remains release their new music video for their current single “For You” today with VEVO –WATCH HERE - http://www.vevo.com/watch/all-that-remains/For-You-%28Official-Music-Video%29/USRZR1561427 The song is off their latest studio album, The Order Of Things, which was released this past February via Razor & Tie.

Directed by Daniel Kaufman, the video explores the concept of the effect of a volatile marriage on a child. The video adds a unique twist to the story, telekinesis. The band, known for their bold declarations on controversial comments, hit a nerve with the relatable video and lyrics.

All That Remains seventh studio album The Order Of Things debuted at #25 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 19,000 units sold in its first week at retail. This marks the band’s fourth Top 25 Album debut to date. All That Remains has dominated rock radio for years now with previous hit singles, “Stand Up” ascending to #1 at Active Rock radio and “What If I Was Nothing” landing at #2.

The current single “For You” is now in the Top 25 at Rock Radio and has spent 7 weeks on the Planet Rock Radio Playlist. ATR’s worldwide album sales now exceed over one million, while track sales surpass 1.5 million. The Order Of Things is available at geni.us/allthatremains.

Led by the outspoken and controversial front man Phil Labonte, All That Remains continues to lead the charge in the rock music scene with their latest release. 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.

 Gentlemans Pistols Sign To Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Gentlemans PistolsTuesday 28th July 2015
Leeds based riffers Gentlemans Pistols have been causing a stir on the underground for a while now with their debauched lyrics, melodic groove and general Yorkshire rock 'n' roll swagger.

Formed as a three-piece back in 2003 the band has gone through a variety of line-up changes throughout their career and have now stabilized as a four-piece and are prepared to unleash their magnum opus through Nuclear Blast this Autumn.

The band comments: 'Gentlemans Pistols are very pleased to announce the upcoming release of their third album, Hustler's Row, on Nuclear Blast. The album was recorded by singer/guitarist James Atkinson at Mutiny Studios in Bradford and reflects nearly five years of experience for the band: good times, bad times, boredom, exhilaration, heartache, frustration and wonder.

With this album we tried to make a record that we would want to listen to; one that was heavy but melodic, intense but catchy, thoughtful but unruly. A record for reprobates and romantics, for gentlemen and hustlers.'

Gentlemans Pistols' last album 'At Her Majesty's Pleasure' was released to great acclaim in 2011, the band have performed at UK and international festivals such as Desertfest,Hammerfest,Long Division and Fuji Rock festival in Japan and have previously toured with the likes of Witchcraft, Leaf Hound and Pentagram.

 Parkway Drive Release Behind Scenes Video For New Single 'Vice Grip'.

Parkway DriveTuesday 28th July 2015
Parkway Drive’s highly anticipated fifth album, Ire will be released September 25 on Epitaph.

Watch the band's most epic video to date, featuring the band engaging in death defying stunts, for the track "Vice Grip" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ItHNdrPEh0

Check out the awesome behind the scenes footage from the Vice Grip video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTL-DZFbnG0

The band return to the UK for a string of live shows in February 2016 - see below for details!
Feb-12th 2016 - UK - London @ O2 Brixton Academy
Feb-13th 2016 - UK - Manchester @ O2 Apollo
Feb-14th 2016 - UK - Glasgow @ O2 Academy
Feb-15th 2016 - UK - Birmingham @ O2 Academy

As seen in the "Vice Grip" video, these demonstrations of risk-taking, of showing no fear, and of acquiring new skills could be a metaphor for the entire creation of Ire, the follow up to 2012's Atlas which was certified gold in Australia. Parkway Drive has taken a stunning creative leap and produced what they consider to be a career-defining statement.

Parkway Drive has spent the past decade at the forefront of heavy music worldwide, and yet Ire is the sound of a band that continues to push their own limits. This is the kind of band that can sell-out stadiums and who have reached metal god-like status in their home country. But Parkway Drive still welcomes the excitement of setting up a DIY show in Kolkata, India as seen in their world tour documentary Home is for the Heartless (2012).

The Australian powerhouse has tapped deep into its reserves of talent and creativity, and have taken their craft as musicians and songwriters to another level. Ire is clearly something brave and new as heard in the band's new found musical depth and urgency in Winston's vocal deliverance. They are a band that will continue to challenge themselves; and in doing so they will again redefine what has been thought possible for a metal band from Australia to achieve.

Pre-orders for Ire are available at https://www.ParkwayDriveRock.com.

Ire Track Listing
1. Destroyer
2. Dying To Believe
3. Vice Grip
4. Crushed
5. Fractures
6. Writings on the Wall
7. Bottom Feeder
8. The Sound of Violence
9. Vicious
10. Dedicated
11. A Deathless Song

 Ghost Announce European Tour.

GhostTuesday 28th July 2015
Ghost will play an extensive run of headline shows – covering a multitude of European countries – this coming November/December, and the first of these dates can now be revealed…

NOVEMBER
Mon 16 GERMANY, Cologne Live Music Hall
Wed 18 LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg Den Atelier
Thu 19 SWIZERLAND, Geneva L'Usine
Fri 20 AUSTRIA, Vienna Arena
Sun 22 HUNGARY, Budapest Barba Negra Club
Mon 23 ITALY, Milan Live Club
Tue 24 FRANCE, Lyon Le Radiant
Wed 25 SPAIN, Madrid La Riviera
Fri 27 PORTUGAL, Porto Hard Club
Sat 28 PORTUGAL, Lisbon Paradise Garage
Mon 30 SPAIN, Barcelona Apolo

DECEMBER
Tue 1 FRANCE, Toulouse Le Bikini
Wed 2 FRANCE, Clermont Ferrand Cooperative de Mai
Fri 4 GERMANY, Munich Backstage
Sat 5 HOLLAND, Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg
Tue 8 BELGIUM, Antwerp Trix Hall
Wed 9 GERMANY, Dortmund FZW
Thu 10 GERMANY, Hamburg Markthalle

News of further performances in additional territories will be announced in due course.

And for those who can’t wait until the winter months for enlightenment, Ghost will grace the stages of various major European festivals throughout the remaining summer period...

Summer festival appearances:-
08.08.2015 - Gavle (SE) @ Getaway Rock
28.08.2015 - Paris (FR) @ Rock en Seine
29.08.2015 - Reading (UK) @ Reading Festival (headlining the Lock Up stage)
30.08.2015 - Leeds (UK) @ Leeds Festival (headlining the Lock Up stage)

Meanwhile, Ghost have released a music video for ‘Cirice’, directed by Roboshobo, which can be viewed here. ‘Cirice’ is taken from the forthcoming third sacred psalm, ‘Meliora’, and is available for instant download upon pre-order of the album, along with fellow album track, ‘From The Pinnacle To The Pit’.

 Northlane Unleash New Video.

NorthlaneTuesday 28th July 2015
Northlane have released the stunning video for new single ‘Impulse’. An intriguing examination of reality and community in the modern age, Impulse is taken from their critically acclaimed new album Node.
Watch it here.

NORTHLANE
UK TOUR DATES
4th October Bristol Fleece
5th October Birmingham Asylum
6th October Glasgow Classic Grand
7th October Manchester Club Academy
8th October London O2 Islington
9th October Southampton Talking Heads
Tickets are on sale now, priced at £10 (£11.50 for London).

 City And Colour Announce tour Dates.

City And ColourTuesday 28th July 2015
World-renowned singer, songwriter and performer City and Colour (aka Dallas Green), is excited to announce that he will be making a highly-anticipated return to the UK with eight dates, including two nights at London’s Troxy.

City and Colour’s last taste of the UK came back in 2014, with ten stellar dates, including a sold-out show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. The band will be returning to the UK following an 18-date tour of the U.S. at the end of this year.

City and Colour will be touring in support of his brand new album If I Should Go Before You, which will be released on October 9 on Dine Alone Records. Zane Lowe recently premiered the lead track, ‘Woman’, on Beats 1.

Recorded at Nashville, Tennessee’s Blackbird Studios, If I Should Go Before You was produced by Green with additional production and engineering by Karl “Horse” Bareham. Unique to this project, the studio players on If I Should Go Before You are made up of Green’s trusted touring band: Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Dead Weather) on bass, Dante Schwebel (Spanish Gold, Dan Auerbach) on guitar, Doug MacGregor (Constantines) on drums and Matt Kelly on pedal steel guitar and keys.

If I Should Go Before You is Green’s fifth release as City and Colour and follows 2013’s ‘The Hurry and The Harm’, which received widespread critical and commercial praise. The album debuted at #1 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #4 in Australia, #16 in the U.S. and #32 in the U.K. - all career highs.

Most recently, in 2014, Green collaborated with international superstar Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) on a new project, entitled You+Me. The duo’s acclaimed debut, ‘rose ave.’ debuted at #4 on the U.S. Top 200 Chart, #1 in Canada, #2 in Australia and #6 in Germany. Of the music, The Huffington Post praised, “While such prominent voices rarely mix too seamlessly, Green and Moore were destined to harmonize together,” while Entertainment Weekly declared, “The harmonies on the album are absolutely beautiful.”

TOUR DATES
February 18th – Brighton, The Dome
February 19th – Cardiff, Great Hall
February 20th – Manchester, Albert Hall
February 22nd – Dublin, Olympia
February 23rd – Belfast, Mandela Hall
February 24th – Glasgow, O2 Academy
February 26th – London, Troxy
February 27th – London, Troxy

O2 Priority members will be able to pre-order tickets between July 27th – 30th, with tickets going on general sale on July 31st at 9.00am.

 Third Eye Blind Announce UK Tour.

Third Eye BlindTuesday 28th July 2015
Ahead of the release of their first album in six years, ‘Dopamine’, Third Eye Blind are pleased to announce details of a UK and European headline tour, which will kick off on November 5th.

Led by frontman Stephan Jenkins, Third Eye Blind have sold over 12 million records since their inception and completely sold out Shepherd’s Bush Empire and The Forum in Kentish Town on their last UK tour. Their first album in six years, ‘Dopamine’ is out in October and chronicles the tumultuous years since their last release with their signature guitar riffs and rock arrangements. The songwriting chronicles the personal relationships that have come and gone and the rapidly changing world we live in. A lot can change in 6 years and while the sound has progressed, the recordings retain the fierce heartfelt core and quality Third Eye Blind fans new and old have come to love.

This winter will see the defining rock artists return to Europe after a series of hugely successful summer dates with Dashboard Confessional in America. The tour travels via Manchester to London before finishing up in Koln on the 9th November.

Full November tour dates below:
November 5th Manchester- The Academy 2*
November 6th London- The Forum*
November 8th Amsterdam – Milkweg
November 9th Koln Gebaeude 9
* Tickets go onsale 9am Friday 31 July.

 Bring Me The Horizon Announce New Album 'That's The Spirit'.

Bring Me The HorizonTuesday 28th July 2015
Sheffield’s finest, Bring Me The Horizon, are set to release an album that will catapult them even further into the stratosphere and confirm their status as one of the most important British rock bands in the world. The band will release ‘That’s The Spirit’, their new studio album on 11th of September via RCA.

Bring Me The Horizon have had a whirlwind two years, which has seen them play sell out shows around the world including Wembley Arena, score a Top 3 album, dominate Radio 1’s playlist with 260 plays of ‘Drown’ alone, and sell over 2 million albums worldwide to date. They have successfully transcended the world of metal into the world of music that appeals to the masses, without losing an ounce of credibility or compromising their sound.

The band revealed the first track from the album as Dan Carter’s Rockest Record recently. The setup track ‘Happy Song’ instantly clocked up three simultaneous trends on Twitter, top trends on Facebook and entered the iTunes rock chart at number 1 in the UK, US, Australia and whole host of other countries, creating a huge frenzy of excitement and anticipation worldwide.

‘That’s The Spirit’ is an eleven track-exhilarating ride of an album, bursting with huge riffs, soaring vocals and stadium filling monster tracks. It was recorded in Santorini Greece, at Black Rock Studios, mixed in London, mastered in New York and produced by the band’s own Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish.

Album – That’s The Spirit - Track listing
1. Doomed
2. Happy Song
3. Throne
4. True Friends
5. Follow You
6. What You Need
7. Avalanche
8. Run
9. Drown
10. Blasphemy
11. Oh No

2013 saw Bring Me The Horizon release the globally successful ‘Sempiternal’. The album triggered a year of triumphs for the young band from Sheffield and has sold over half a million copies worldwide to date, it firmly put them on the map and proved that a metal band can make their mark on the mainstream.

Bring Me Horizon brought 2014 to a close on a huge high with a sold out show at Wembley Arena and a hit single with a brand new track entitled ‘Drown’.

They will release the Live DVD of their incendiary performance at Wembley Arena, titled Bring Me The Horizon: Live At Wembley, on July 27th.

Also pre album release they will perform at Reading & Leeds Festivals, as direct support to Metallica.

 Fightstar Back With New song 'Animal'.

FightstarTuesday 28th July 2015
Fightstar have premiered the first single 'Animal' via the Radio 1 Rock Show tonight. The track is taken from their brand new album 'Behind The Devils Back' which is set for release October 16th via the band’s own record label. This is their first since 2009's 'Be Human'.
Listen to the track here

The album will be a welcome return for fans after their triumphant reunion shows over the past winter months which saw London’s ‘The Forum’ sell out in just 15 minutes.

‘We were so blown away with the fans response to our 10 year anniversary shows earlier this year, that we wanted to get into the studio and work on the new material we had stockpiled during the hiatus. This album is fresh and modern but still uniquely identifiable as Fightstar. We hope the fans will love it as much as we do, as we had a lot of fun making it. Since we had been away so long, once we were in the studio the ideas flew thick and fast, and the album took shape very organically. It's a true collaborative effort between all four of us, and it shows that our chemistry is still as sharp as ever. Can't wait for everyone to hear it!’ comments frontman, Charlie Simpson

UK tour dates are below with supports to be announced later in the year.

AUGUST 2015
14- HEVY FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 2015
17 - London Troxy
18 - Southampton University
19 - Exeter Steelyard
21 - Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
22 - Norwich Waterfront
24 - Manchester Ritz
25 - Newcastle University
27 - Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
28 - Aberdeen Garage

 OPM Release new Single.

OPMTuesday 28th July 2015
OPM is back at it again! On the 15 year anniversary of the release of “Menace to Sobriety”, OPM will be back to kick ass in Europe for 26 shows throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Germany and Slovenia. The Tour starts off in England on August 28th.

OPM has also been back in the studio and are set to release a new EP: The Minge Dynasty in summer 2015. Once again bottling up the SoCal lifestyle with fun, catchy hooks and infectious rhythms in an original style that defines the OPM sound.

The Minge Dynasty, produced by the legendary Marshall Goodman (AKA Ras MG of Sublime) alongside John e. and Johnathan Williams (OPM), is set for release on September 25th 2015. The EP includes the new single “ #Miliionaire Like Me”, plus three new songs all featuring infamous American Outlaw Big B. Also included on the EP, “Feel the Pain”, is one of the first songs OPM ever recorded back in 1999 with the original line up, as well as a few other previously unreleased gems OPM recorded over the past 15 years.

UK TOUR DATES
28-Aug-15 Wokington Monroes
29-Aug-15 Derby Hairy Dog
30-Aug-15 Crewe The Box
31-Aug-15 Wakefield The Warehouse
02-Sep-15 Edinburgh Banermans
03-Sep-15 Glasgow Audio
05-Sep-15 Nuneaton Queens Hall
06-Sep-15 Harlow Square
17-Sep-15 Kidderminster Boars Head
18-Sep-15 London Borderline
19-Sep-15 Southend Chinnery's
20-Sep-15 Norwich Owl Sanctuary
22-Sep-15 Exeter The Cavern
23-Sep-15 Dover The Priory
24-Sep-15 Brighton Sticky Mikes
25-Sep-15 Swansea The Scene
26-Sep-15 Ilfracombe North Devon Arena
27-Sep-15 Bournemouth Mr Kyps

 Vant Release New Single 'The Answer'.

VantThursday 23rd July 2015
VANT have enjoyed an incredible introduction with shows as support to the likes of Royal Blood and Hinds, as well as receiving extensive airplay from BBC Radio 1, XFM and 6Music for their debut tracks ‘Parasite’ and ‘Do You Know Me?’. Their next move comes with the new single ‘The Answer’ which impacts on August 21st and is available to download and stream from July 24th.

‘The Answer’ is an onslaught of fiery dynamics and garage rock attitude. It maintains the chaotically controlled spirit of VANT’s previous releases, but also takes a different approach with a powerful instrumental intro that still gives vocalist/guitarist Mattie Vant’s musical arrangement time to flourish

Lyrically, 'The Answer' deals with how the media portrayal of an atrocity can influence public and therefore governmental opinion. It also questions the UK's current position within global politics.

VANT have also recently confirmed that they’ll play XFM’s X-Posure Live show at London’s Barfly on August 4th. The bill also features Kagoule and Peluché.

Having recently played The Great Escape, Dot To Dot and Calling Festival, VANT’s summer festival dates continue with Reading, Leeds, Secret Garden Party, Y Not, Boardmasters and Bingley Live. They’ll then embark upon the following dates for the DIY Presents Tour with revolving co-headliners Inheaven and The Big Moon:

October
1st – Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
2nd – Bristol, The Louisiana (headline show)
3rd – Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
5th – Liverpool, The Magnet
6th – Manchester, The Night and Day Café (headline show)
8th – Edinburgh, Electric Circus
9th – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
10th – Newcastle, The Cluny 2 (headline show)
12th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
13th – Brighton, The Haunt
14th – London, Dingwalls (headline show)

 Enforcer Announce UK Tour.

EnforcerThursday 23rd July 2015
Swedish Heavy Metal heroes ENFORCER are pleased to announce a European headliner tour this fall. On it, they will present their current record From Beyond, which was released early this year via Nuclear Blast.

Opening support will come from fellow country-men Swedish rock’n’rollers DYNAMITE.

ENFORCER’s vocalist/guitarist Olof Wikstrand comments:
“Feels awesome to finally announce a proper European tour and to be back on the road spreading the disease of 'From Beyond' to all maniacs throughout the continent. Let the war begin once again!“

ENFORCER live w/ DYNAMITE
UK 2015 Tickets on sale now:
08.10. UK Nuneaton - Queens Hall
09.10. IRL Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
10.10. UK Belfast - Limelight 2
11.10. UK Glasgow - Audio
12.10. UK Chester - Live Rooms
13.10. UK London - Underworld

 Sunset Sons To Support Imagine Dragons.

Sunset SonsThursday 23rd July 2015
‘She Wants’, the latest single from Sunset Sons, is today’s Radio 1 Track of The Day, alongside support across XFM Playlists. The single is out now through Polydor as part of the She Wants EP, with the Anglo-Aussie four-piece currently on a big run of summer festival dates, including Glastonbury (John Peel Stage), T In The Park, Boardmasters and Reading & Leeds. Sunset Sons have also recently announced a UK & European Arena tour later this year in support of Imagine Dragons, following a sold-out headline UK tour earlier this year, that culminated in a rapturously-received show at the London Scala.

Sunset Sons are four friends – Rory, Jed, Rob and Pete – who are based in the idyllic French town of Hossegor. They came together through a love of surfing and cut their teeth playing riotous gigs to rowdy snowboarding crowds in the French Alps. “We played loads of raucous shows up there during winter,” says Rob. “It helped us get tight.” ‘She Wants’ is the follow-up to their breakthrough The Fall Line EP (with live favourite ‘Medicine’), which was released earlier this year. Through word of mouth, they have amassed an underground following and their UK tour saw packed venues singing the words back to them. ‘She Wants’ will further rocket up attention in the band: a funky groove with an impossibly catchy melody, it’s set to be the breakthrough hit of the summer.

Sunset Sons have three releases under their belt already. The self-released Le Surfing EP came out early last year and was followed by No Bad Days EP on Polydor in November and The Fall Line EP in March. The band are currently finishing work on their debut album which was recorded in Nashville with Jacquire King.

Live This Summer
30 July Kendal Calling
9 August Boardmasters
28 August Reading Festival
29 August Leeds Festival
31 August Liverpool International Music Festival

Imagine Dragons Tour
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

 Fightstar Announce New Album And UK Tour.

FightstarWednesday 22nd July 2015
Fightstar are proud to announce their brand new album 'Behind The Devils Back' set for release October 16th via the band’s own record label. This is their first since 2009's 'Be Human'.

The album will be a welcome return for fans after their triumphant reunion shows over the past winter months which saw London’s ‘The Forum’ sell out in just 15 minutes.

‘We were so blown away with the fans response to our 10 year anniversary shows earlier this year, that we wanted to get into the studio and work on the new material we had stockpiled during the hiatus. This album is fresh and modern but still uniquely identifiable as Fightstar. We hope the fans will love it as much as we do, as we had a lot of fun making it. Since we had been away so long, once we were in the studio the ideas flew thick and fast, and the album took shape very organically. It's a true collaborative effort between all four of us, and it shows that our chemistry is still as sharp as ever. Can't wait for everyone to hear it!’ comments frontman, Charlie Simpson

UK tour dates are below with supports to be announced later in the year.

OCTOBER 2015
17 - London Troxy
18 - Southampton University
19 - Exeter Steelyard
21 - Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
22 - Norwich Waterfront
24 - Manchester Ritz
25 - Newcastle University
27 - Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
28 - Aberdeen Garage

 Less Than Jake Back In The UK.

Less Than JakeWednesday 22nd July 2015
Bringing some glorious Ska-Punk sunshine to the UK this Summer - Less Than Jake are thrilled to announced a run of shows and festival appearances!

Officially back in the “fat folds” Less Than Jake released their latest album “See The Light” on Fat Wreck Chords in November 2013. Their harmonious career, now spanning two decades, is tantamount to their status as genre leaders. The connection with their fans, crew, past labels and folks who've interviewed them all comes down to a kinetic energy that embraces the band’s longevity and keeps what they do fresh, respectable and exciting. One of the hardest working bands in rock ’n roll - Less Than Jake tirelessly tour the globe bringing their infectious blend of pop punk and ska to fans across the planet. Last Summer also saw the band perform their 365th show on the legendary Vans Warped Tour.

Random Hand will join Less Than Jake on the * marked headline dates. Catch this awesome line up at one of the following shows:

July
11th Somerset, NASS Festival
12th Brighton, Concorde 2
28th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms *
29th Southend, Chinnerys *
30th Reading, Sub 89 *
31st Derbyshire, Y Not Festival

August
1st Coventry, Kasbah *
2nd Nr Penrith, Cumbria, Kendall Calling
4th York, Fibbers
8th London, Punks and Pins at Brooklyn Bowl (with Anti-Flag)
9th Blackpool, Rebellion Festival
11th Bristol, Motion
12th Southampton, Engine Rooms

 Northlane Stream New Album.

NorthlaneWednesday 22nd July 2015
Northlane are streaming their phenomenal new album Node on YouTube ahead of its release on Friday. You can listen to the album here.

After months of cryptic online games and codes, the Sydney band are finally unveiling their first full-length record with new frontman Marcus Bridge.

“As a band, we’ve poured our heart and soul into this album, and for more than a year its conception and creation has consumed us,” says guitarist Josh Smith. “As with every release, to be on the eve of finally sharing this with the world conjures up feelings of apprehension, but we couldn’t be more proud of what we’re putting out.”

NORTHLANE
UK TOUR DATES
4th October Bristol Fleece - TICKETS
5th October Birmingham Asylum - TICKETS
6th October Glasgow Classic Grand - TICKETS
7th October Manchester Club Academy - TICKETS
8th October London O2 Islington TICKETS
9th October Southampton Talking Heads - TICKETS
Tickets are on sale now, priced at £10 (£11.50 for London).

1. Soma
2. Obelisk
3. Node
4. Ohm
5. Nameless
6. Rot
7. Leech
8. Impulse
9. Weightless
10. Ra
11. Animate

 Backyard Babies Unleash New Video.

Backyard BabiesWednesday 22nd July 2015
Backyard Babies – Peder Carlsson, Johan Blomquist, Dregen and Nicke Borg, born same year, same town, Nässjö, southern Sweden – have returned to action after a five-year hiatus.

Formed in 1989, and with half a dozen studio albums to their name, the line-up of the band has never changed, and neither has the collective desire to claim a key and colorful chapter in the annals of rock ‘n’ roll.

The single ‘Th1rt3en or Nothing’ will be followed by festival appearances right across Europe, paving the way for the release of new album, Four By Four that will be released August 28th. Then it's off to Japan to keep the party going.

To support the release of Four By Four the band will embark on a full UK/European tour this fall.

Listen to the new single ‘Th1rt3en or Nothing’ on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1Rn27HU

UK Tour Dates:
22nd November - Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
23rd November - Glasgow, O2 ABC
24th November - Manchester, Academy 3
25th November - London, O2 Islington Academy

 PVRIS Release Video For 'Fire'.

PVRISWednesday 22nd July 2015
PVRIS have released another new video for ‘Fire’ which will be released on 7th August in the lead up to their UK festival appearances. You can watch the video for ‘Fire’ here.

Lynn Gunn describes the video as '"Fire is hot. We got to break a bunch of shit and it felt so good."

This follows hot on the heals of the Billboard premiere of “Holy,” directed by Raul Gonzo (Thom Yorke) which has gained over 100,000 views to date and follows previous PVRIS videos “My House” (which has more than 2.6 million YouTube views), “St. Patrick” (over 1.9 million views) and the recently released “Poltergeist”-inspired “White Noise” video (which premiered on Nylon and is just south of a million views). All songs appear on the White Noise album, which re-entered The Billboard 200 recently.

The Boston-based trio (vocalist Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian MacDonald) have been performing all four tracks as part of their show-stealing set on this year’s Warped Tour, where they’re one of the famed road show’s biggest draws. In their review of a recent west coast stop, LA Weekly described PVRIS as “Skrillex meets Paramore” and called Gunn a star, a sentiment echoed by the Huffington Post, who described her as “a force that cannot be denied.”

Buzzfeed spotlighted the group as one of “28 Underrated Musical Artists You Should Be Listening To Right Now,” MTV called them “our fave band” and advised “fans of The Neighbourhood, CHVRCHES and Paramore” to “get acquainted with the mysteriously awesome PVRIS before they become the biggest thing in rock.”

The band just did an amazing cover of Tove Lo’s “Talking Body” for BBC Radio 1, played a special show at The Studio at Webster Hall in NY, which sold out 60 seconds after tickets went on sale, and released a stunning cover of Sia’s “Chandelier.” The band recently won ‘Best International Band’ at this years Kerrang! Awards.

After the Warped Tour, the band will join the likes of Mumford & Sons, Metallica, Kendrick Lamar, Deadmau5, Run The Jewels, Mastodon, Charli XCX and more on this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, then head to Australia for a string of dates with Circa Survive.

PVRIS UK festival appearances:

August 29 -Reading, UK - Reading Festival
August 30-Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival

 Neck Deep Unleash New Song 'Gold Steps'.

Neck DeepTuesday 21st July 2015
‘Neck Deep have revealed the music video for 'Gold Steps', the second single from their highly anticipated sophomore full-length album Life’s Not Out To Get You, which is set for release on August 14th.

Vocalist Ben Barlow said this of the track: “As soon as you click play, you’re gonna be hit in the face with a riff! We wanted this to be a fun song; we wanted to make people move, to mosh, jump around and scream the lyrics. And in the lyrics I really just wanted to shed some positivity on a somewhat pessimistic scene. I don’t want our fans to be cutting themselves listening to our music - I wanted people to know that life’s not out to get you.”

About the 'Gold Steps' music video, Ben had this to say: “We wanted the video to be as fun as the song. We worked with a director called Kyle Thrash who absolutely killed it. It’s basically us driving through some Pennsylvania back roads on a flat bed truck with a mini skate ramp on it, and we’re playing on the ramp before ending up at a lake where we played in front of a massive firework display! It was pretty sketchy, there was absolutely no health and safety involved, but it was a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone that came down to the shoot, they really helped bring a great vibe and a lot of energy, and I really think that comes across in the video.”

NECK DEEP - 'Gold Steps' Video

In addition, the band has announced a short run of in-store acoustic performances and signings to celebrate the release of Life’s Not Out To Get You! Fans in Kingston, Southampton, Reading, Leeds, Nottingham and Manchester will have a chance to hear the band perform songs off the new album a couple of days before the official release date. Entry will be granted with a pre-order of the album at the corresponding record store.

The band has been on the road in the US all summer for the 2015 Vans Warped Tour! Due to huge crowds, the band has been moved up to perform on the main stage multiple times. The quintet return to the UK to play the main stages at the Reading and Leeds Festivals at the end of August.
In-Store Acoustic Performances & Signings
8/17/2015 MON Kingston - Hippodrome (Banquet Records) – in-store acoustic & signing

8/18/2015 TUE Southampton – HMV – in-store acoustic & signing
8/19/2015 WED Reading - HMV- in-store acoustic & signing
8/20/2015 THU Leeds - HMV – in-store acoustic & signing
8/21/2015 FRI Nottingham – Pulp – signing only
8/22/2015 SAT Manchester – Pulp – signing only

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds Final Additions For 2015 Festival.

Bloodstock Open AirTuesday 21st July 2015
It’s fever pitch over at BLOODSTOCK HQ with just over two weeks to go! That doesn’t stop one last HUGE announcement of bands who’ll be joining the Catton Park bill!

Picking up the last Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Saturday are Brit metal merauders, SAVAGE MESSIAH. Get a taster of their sound with the video for ‘Hellblazer’, taken from current Earache Records album, ‘The Fateful Dark’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMLgbl7yU98.

A wealth of successful ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ winners also line up for the New Blood stage. On Friday, you can bang your head to the Bristol final winners, MORTISHEAD (www.facebook.com/mortishead), Nottingham’s winners, FORGOTTEN REMAINS (www.facebook.com/forgottenremainsband) and KRYOCELL (www.facebook.com/kryocell). On Saturday, we have the victors from the Manchester, Wales, Burnley and Corby finals; AMETHYST (www.facebook.com/aovuk), CHAOS TRIGGER (www.facebook.com/chaostrigger), BLOODYARD (www.facebook.com/bloodyard666) and FROM EDEN TO EXILE (www.facebook.com/fromedenttoexile). Sunday’s bill swells with the inclusion of Oxford’s winners, HELLS GAZELLES (www.facebook.com/hellsgazelles), Birmingham’s victors, BURDEN OF THE NOOSE (www.facebook.com/burdenofthenoose666), plus Nottingham’s SPIRYTUS and the Black Country’s LEFT FOR RED (www.facebook.com/leftforreduk).

Joining the Jagermeister stage bill on Friday are Leicester death metallers, FOUL BODY AUTOPSY , Brum heavy metal beasts THE MIGHTY WRAITH and Notts stoner grunge squad, WITCHTRIPPER. Saturday sees the addition of Kettering’s symphonic metal outfit, DIVINE SOLACE and Blackpool death metal machine, CIRCLE SPECTRE HAUNTING. Also added on Sunday are Bristol prog metallers ENDEAVOUR, Norwich thrashers KILLER HURTS and Wigan hard rockers, BIG FOOT.

BLOODSTOCK is also pleased to announce its partnership with TEENAGE CANCER TRUST for the fifth year in a row. Since kicking off a relationship in 2011, over £21,000 has been raised for the charity, with the money going to help the UK’s teenagers & young adults with cancer. To celebrate hitting the £20k mark and this special anniversary, this year we’ve set a fundraising target of £12,500 so we need your help to shatter that! Once again the charity will have a stall in the market area, where you can purchase Teenage Cancer Trust merchandise and join in the popular ‘T-Shirt Amnesty’ (clear some drawer space and bring your unwanted band t-shirts to donate or swap). There are also three very special raffle prizes up for grabs. On Friday, you could meet headliners TRIVIUM and watch their first three songs side of stage, while on Saturday, WITHIN TEMPTATION offer the same prize. On Sunday, one lucky winner could be taking home a black gloss BC Rich Warlock Edge guitar, signed by 2014 BLOODSTOCK headliners, DOWN. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is purchase a raffle ticket for £1 at the charity stand, so stop by, pick up a ticket and be in with a chance of winning.

This year, Halfords are on site, so if you don’t fancy lugging all your camping gear to Catton Park, or you simply want to treat yourself to an inflatable mattress, get the full info and pre-order your necessities upfront at http://bit.ly/1CW6eC9, then collect on site! Simples!

If you’re travelling to BLOODSTOCK by train, don’t forget to book your Big Green Coach shuttle bus tickets to get you & your camping gear from Lichfield City rail station to the festival site. There’s still time to book coach travel from 26 different locations around the country or a coach & festival ticket package. Check out all the info & ticket options at http://goo.gl/23pfik.

Tickets for BLOODSTOCK 2015 are available via the 24hr ticketline at 0871 230 5584 or online at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956, priced at the very reasonable £135 (plus booking fee) for a four-day Thursday through Sunday weekend ticket with camping, or £60 (plus booking fee) for a day ticket. Limited VIP packages and upgrades are also available, plus pre-booked car parking at a cheaper rate than ‘on the day’. Camper van pitches are now all SOLD OUT!

All these killer bands are on the bill! Friday’s headliner TRIVIUM and special guests SABATON, Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE and special guests BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH D.T.A, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, NAPALM DEATH, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, ENSIFERUM, AGALLOCH, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, ENSLAVED, RAGING SPEEDHORN, XERATH and WOLF. Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, there’s headliners DELAIN, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, GODFLESH and ARNOCORPS, LAWNMOWER DETH, MORDRED, ETHEREAL, ONSLAUGHT, OAF, CONAN, PLANET OF ZEUS, GODSIZED, plus many more.

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

 Buckcherry to Release New Album.

BuckcherryTuesday 21st July 2015
Los Angeles’ notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band, Buckcherry, will release their 7th studio album, Rock ‘n’ Roll, on August 21st via F-Bomb Records/Caroline. In anticipation for the upcoming record, the band will premiere a new track/video for their first single, “Bring It On Back,” on Tuesday, June 2nd - http://vevo.ly/qREEKc

On their Rock ‘n’ Roll, the Los Angeles quintet—Josh Todd [vocals], Keith Nelson [guitar], Stevie D. [guitar], Xavier Muriel [drums], and Kelly LeMieux [bass]—staunchly uphold the commandments of rock music with an arsenal of new anthems primed to explode on impact and teeming with riotous energy, sexy swagger, and primal chops intact. It’s something that the boys have done since day one, but it’s more necessary now than ever.

“There’s been so much talk about how rock ‘n’ roll is dead and all of this bullshit,” says Todd. “The funny thing is, that’s been going on since we put out our first record in 1999. We wanted to call the new album Rock ‘n’ Roll, because this is what we’ve been doing our whole lives. We focused on making a record that encompasses all of what we are. You get every flavor of Buckcherry.”

They rev up Rock ‘n’ Roll with the propulsive first single and opener “Bring It On Back.” From the jump, a robust guitar groove struts right alongside an unshakable refrain. It’s got the band’s signature hallmarks, but Todd pulled lyrical inspiration from a new source altogether. “When I’m not on the road, I race Go Karts for my hobby,” he says. “The song is really about racing. I had a driver named Kurt Busch in mind when I wrote the lyrics. They call him ‘The Outlaw,’ and he’s a badass. It captures that intensity of racing and the mentality. I love it.”

“Bring It On Back” is an immediate reminder that rock ‘n’ roll is alive and thriving in 2015. Buckcherry have added fuel to the genre’s fire for nearly two decades now. The Grammy Award-nominated outfit is responsible for smashes including “Lit Up” off their gold-certified 1999 self-titled debut as well as “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry” from 2006’s platinum 15. Along the way, they’ve shared stages with everybody from AC/DC and Mötley Crüe to Slipknot and Rob Zombie, among others.

Fans can catch Buckcherry live in concert this summer on their North American tour. Additional tour dates for July – September will be announced soon. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/buckcherry for additional news and updates.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Track List:
1. Bring It On Back
2. Tight Pants
3. Wish To Carry On
4. The Feeling Never Dies
5. Cradle
6. The Madness
7. Wood
8. Rain’s Falling
9. Sex Appeal
10. Get With It

 Zebrahead To Release Split EP With Man With A Mission.

ZebraheadTuesday 21st July 2015
Following an epic (and boozy) performance at this year’s Slam Dunk festivals, Zebrahead have announced the European release of their split EP with Man With A Mission.

The first taste of this EP comes in the form of a video for ‘Out of Control’. It was shot in Japan during the band’s visit for Punk Rock Spring 2015 and involved a full-size boxing ring being custom built for the shoot in a huge studio in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo. The two bands had a great time filming this video, maybe a little too much, given how hung over everyone was the day of the main shoot!

Watch ‘Out of Control’ here: https://youtu.be/AM6v-N2ZRrk

Man With A Mission hails from Japan and creates their own blend of hard rock and dance pop. Each of the five members wears a differently designed wolf mask for all the gigs. You might recognize their track ‘Higher’, also known as the theme song for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015.

This EP has already hit Number 1 in the Japanese iTunes Rock Chart and reached an impressive Number 2 in the overall physical chart for the whole country.

“We are way excited for the European release of the new EP! We had such a good time writing ‘Out of Control’ with Man With A Mission and hope our friends in Europe enjoy our first collaboration in years… the last one we did was with Motorhead, and hell, that got nominated for a Grammy. #DreamsDoComeTrue #LemmyIsGod”
- Ben from zebrahead

You can pre-order the EP here: http://smarturl.it/OutOfControlSplit

Catch Zebrahead on tour in the UK later this year…

ZEBRAHEAD/PATENT PENDING
• 21 Nov. Southend: Chinnerys
• 22 Nov. Birmingham: O2 Academy Birmingham 2
• 23 Nov. Nottingham: Rescue Rooms
• 24 Nov. Leeds: Stylus
• 25 Nov. Glasgow: The Garage
• 27 Nov. Manchester: Manchester Academy 3
• 28 Nov. London: Brooklyn Bowl London
• 29 Nov. Oxford: O2 Academy Oxford 2
• 30 Nov. Portsmouth: The Wedgewood Rooms
• 01 Dec. Bristol: The Marble Factory

 Queensryche Announce New Album.

QueensrycheTuesday 21st July 2015
Against the formidable obstacles of an ever-changing cultural landscape, the rise and fall of various musical trends, and the near collapse of the record industry itself, QUEENSRŸCHE secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock's most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus-year career.

The much-anticipated new offering, 'Condition Human', sees vocalist Todd LaTorre deliver the performance of a lifetime on what is now his sophomore recording effort with the band. Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Sanctuary) in the band's native Washington, Condition Human is a new mountain towering over many of the peaks and valleys of the hard rock landscape which will be released 2nd Oct via Century Media Records.

The epic album opening track, 'Arrow of Time', can be heard here:
https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/queensryche-arrow-of-time/s-3aMP6

QUEENSRŸCHE are currently on tour in Europe and will be touring as direct support to the legendary SCORPIONS across North America from Sept 10th to Oct 9th. For all dates either see below or head over to https://www.queensrycheofficial.com

The band's name is uttered in the same breath as many of the groups they looked to as influences and others who arose as peers. QUEENSRŸCHE built a dedicated legion of fans traveling the globe on tour with fellow rock giants like IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, and DEF LEPPARD. In recent years, they've consistently delivered high-octane live shows combining the hungry fire of a new band with the tempered experience of master showmen. Even with eleven gold and platinum plaques and a several Top 10 hard rock anthems woven into the very fiber of the genre, QUEENSRŸCHE won't relent. In fact, they're in the throes of a jaw-dropping creative resurgence.

QUEENSRŸCHE live:

21.07.2015 Metaldays Festival, Tolmin, SLOVENIA
22.07.2015 Szene Wien, Vienna, AUSTRIA
23.07.2015 Circolo Colony, Brescia, ITALY
24.07.2015 Atlantico, Roma, ITALY
26.07.2015 Z7 Summer Nights Open Air, Pratteln, SWITZERLAND
27.07.2015 Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg, GERMANY
28.07.2015 Rock Classics au Chateau de Beaufort, Beaufort, LUXEMBOURG
29.07.2015 Turock, Essen, GERMANY
30.07.2015 Underground, Cologne, GERMANY
31.07.2015 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, GERMANY
01.08.2015 Skogsrojet Festival, Rejmyre, SWEDEN
03.08.2015 Melkweg, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS (Armored Saint support)
04.08.2015 Effenaar, Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS (Armored Saint support)
05.08.2015 Marble Factory, Bristol, UK (Death Angel support)
06.08.2015 Electric Ballroom, London, UK (Armored Saint, Death Angel support)
07.08.2015 Concorde 2, Brighton, UK (Death Angel support)
08.08.2015 Alcatraz Festival, Kortrijk, BELGIUM

 City And Colour To Release New Album In October.

City And ColourMonday 20th July 2015
‘If I Should Go Before You’, the new album from world-renowned singer, songwriter and performer City and Colour (aka Dallas Green), will be released on October 9 on Dine Alone Records. In advance of the release, Zane Lowe recently premiered the lead track, ‘Woman’, on Beats 1. The lyric video can be seen HERE and purchased on iTunes HERE.
Recorded at Nashville, Tennessee’s Blackbird Studios, ‘If I Should Go Before You’ was produced by Green with additional production and engineering by Karl “Horse” Bareham. Unique to this project, the studio players on ‘If I Should Go Before You’ are made up of Green’s trusted touring band: Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Dead Weather) on bass, Dante Schwebel (Spanish Gold, Dan Auerbach) on guitar, Doug MacGregor (Constantines) on drums and Matt Kelly on pedal steel guitar and keys.

Of the album and recording process, Dallas comments, “They inspired me to want to create new music, just to create it with them - I don’t think I wrote these songs for the band, per se, but I certainly wrote them because of the band.” He goes on to add, “Anybody who has seen us play will understand that this is the best representation of what we do live that we have ever recorded. I was so excited about being able to make and record an album with these guys that it just flowed. I felt so confident about their abilities to make all of my ideas come true.”

‘If I Should Go Before You’ is Green’s fifth release as City and Colour and follows 2013’s ‘The Hurry and The Harm’, which received widespread critical and commercial praise. The album debuted at #1 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #4 in Australia, #16 in the U.S., and #32 in the U.K. - all career highs.

Most recently, in 2014, Green collaborated with international superstar Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) on a new project, entitled you+me. The duo’s acclaimed debut, ‘rose ave.’ debuted at #4 on the U.S. Top 200 Chart, #1 in Canada, #2 in Australia and #6 in Germany. Of the music, The Huffington Post praised, “While such prominent voices rarely mix too seamlessly, Green and Moore were destined to harmonize together,” while Entertainment Weekly declared, “The harmonies on the album are absolutely beautiful.”

The new album will be available for pre-order from this Friday, July 24th. Those who pre-order via iTunes will receive an immediate download of ‘Woman’. A fan pre-order will also be available the same day as of 2:00PM at www.cityandcolour.com featuring limited edition colored vinyl along with other unique items. For those that prefer to shop at record stores, a vinyl pre-order will be available in September, including a bonus 12” that fans will receive instantly upon order. Additional details to be announced.

‘IF I SHOULD GO BEFORE YOU’ TRACK LISTING
1. Woman
2. Northern Blues
3. Mizzy C
4. If I Should Go Before You
5. Killing Time
6. Wasted Love
7. Runaway
8. Lover Come Back
9. Map Of The World
10. Friends
11. Blood

 Bullet For My Valentine Unleash New Song.

Bullet For My ValentineMonday 20th July 2015
Welsh metal band Bullet For My Valentine today unleash a new track entitled “Army of Noise” from their forthcoming album VENOM set for release on 14th August on RCA. ?Fans who pre-order the album VENOM will receive an instant download of the band’s brand new song, “Army of Noise,” as well as previously released tracks “No Way Out” and “You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War).” VENOM is available for pre-order now at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and at the band’s webstore.

Additionally, Bullet For My Valentine releases today a new lyric video for their latest track, “Army of Noise,” - Watch it Here. The band recently unveiled a powerful video for their current single “You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War).” Watch it here.

Bullet For My Valentine is currently wrapping up their South American headline tour, and will be embarking on a North American tour with Slipknot and Lamb of God next week. Fans can purchase tickets now at http://www.bulletformyvalentine.com/.

Bullet For My Valentine then return to the UK to play a nationwide tour, taking in some of the more intimate shows after last playing a sold out arena tour of the UK which included Wembley Arena.

The UK dates are:


Mon 28 September Belfast Ulster Hall
Tue 29 September Dublin Olympia Theatre
Thu 1 October Bournemouth O2 Academy
Fri 2 October Reading Hexagon
Sat 3 October Guildford G Live
Mon 5 October Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Tue 6 October Stoke Victoria Hall
Wed 7 October Lincoln The Shed
Fri 9 October York Barbican
Sat 10 October Aberdeen Music Hall
Sun 11 October Dunfermline Alhambra Theatre
Tue 13 October Middlesbrough Empire
Wed 14 October Carlisle Sands Centre
Fri 16 October Leicester O2 Academy
Sat 17 October Bexhill-On-Sea De La Warr Pavilion
Sun 18 October Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Tue 20th October Swansea Brangwyn Hall
Wed 21 October Southampton O2 Guildhall
Thu 22 October Ipswich Corn Exchange

 Mayday Parade Announce new Album 'Black Lines'.

Mayday ParadeMonday 20th July 2015
Tallahassee, FL's Mayday Parade are excited to unveil the details for their new album 'Black Lines', to release October 9th, with pre-orders set to launch July 30th. The band's fifth full-length features a guest vocal spot from Real Friends' frontman Dan Lambton.

Mayday Parade - 'Black Lines' Track List:
1. One Of Them Will Destory The Other (Feat. Dan Lambton)
2. Just Out Of Reach
3. Hollow
4. Letting Go
5. Let's Be Honest
6. Keep In Mind, Transmogrification Is A New Technology
7. Narrow
8. Underneath The Tide
9. All On Me
10. Until You're Big Enough
11. Look Up And See Infinity, Look Down And See Nothing
12. One Of Us

MAYDAY PARADE - Ten years ago, a group of friends from Tallahassee, FL formed a band and traveled the country, selling their CD to anyone that would listen in parking lots at Vans Warped Tour. Building a following from the roots up, one fan at a time, Mayday Parade has garnered a lifelong, massive dedicated fanbase, in their evolution from hard-working local band to global force. Delving into the musical influences that have inspired their decade-long career, the band have delivered their most refreshing, exciting, passion-driven release to date with new album 'Black Lines'. Melodically diverse, the collection of 12 stunning tracks blends driving rock riffs with the band's signature heartfelt lyrics into a whole new take on their sound, without losing what is quintessentially Mayday Parade. While musically raising the bar, Mayday Parade constantly reminds fans and industry alike just why they are leaders of their field.

 Atreyu Back With New Album 'Long Live'.

AtreyuMonday 20th July 2015
Approximately a year ago, Atreyu – one of the pivotal, definitive groups of the American hard rock and heavy metal scene that dominated the ’00s – emerged from a period of self-imposed dormancy; the musicians played both festivals and sold-out headline shows, released a new song that earned instant social media trending status (‘So Others May Live’), and commenced writing a new album, to the delight of the fans.

Now, the band is gearing up to unleash that album, Long Live, on September 18th via Search and Destory/Spinefarm Records, and there is a swell of activity surrounding the release.

The video for the title track, directed by band bassist Porter McKnight, premieres today, July 17th.

Watch it here here on youtube

The band has also revealed the full track-listing for the album, along with the cover art.

Pre-orders for Long Live are available with ticket bundles; fans can pre-order the record here www.longliveatreyu.com or on iTunes.

Drummer Brandon Saller says, “This is my favourite video we’ve ever created. We were fortunate to have our own Porter McKnight at the helm with the art direction and filming. Also, we wanted to make the pre-order options interesting and have items for the true collector. Grab your pre-order and get the title track instantly. Then I recommend going to your car, cranking it up and driving fast while screaming your f**ing head off!"

“Long Live is by far my favourite Atreyu video, which his fitting because our new record, Long Live, is the strongest Atreyu record to date,” adds frontman Alex Varkatzas.

McKnight has provided the art direction for the entire project, from album artwork to promo photos, making the overall set-up truly of the band and by the band…

“To be at the helm of a project that holds so much love and joy for us provides an indescribable sense of excitement and pleasure,” says McKnight. “It is truly a fantastic experience and an honour unlike any I’ve ever known.”

Long Live track-listing:
1. Long Live
2. Live To Labor
3. I Would Kill/Lie/Die (For You)
4. Cut Off The Head
5. A Bitter Broken Memory
6. Do You Know Who You Are
7. Revival (Interlude)
8. Heartbeats And Flatlines
9. Brass Balls
10. Moments Before Dawn
11. Start To Break
12. Reckless

 The View Announce September UK Tour.

The ViewMonday 20th July 2015
Off the back of Isle of Wight, T in The Park and Kyle Falconer’s tour with Mark Ronson performing The Bike Song, (Glastonbury, Benicassim and Australian dates) The View are pleased to announce a UK tour in September and October.

The View release their 5th studio album Ropewalk on September 11th on Cooking Vinyl. Produced by Albert Hammond Jr & Gus Oberg (The Strokes) the album features tracks Marriage and Under The Rug.

“I would say that this record has really taken us out of our comfort zone. It was a huge compliment having Albert & Gus produce the album and we're really excited with the result. I think it's our most inventive album yet, we really opened ourselves up to creative possibilities and thankfully the vision paid off. We can't wait to get out there and play it live..." says Kyle Falconer of The View.

The tour kicks off in Aberdeen on September 16th.

September

Wed 16th Aberdeen The Lemon Tree
Thu 17th Newcastle O2 Academy
Fri 18th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Sat 19th Wrexham Central Station
Wed 23rd London Electric Ballroom
Thu 24th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Fri, 25th Sheffield The Leadmill
Sat, 26th Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Sun, 27th Nottingham The Rescue Rooms
Tue, 29th Manchester Gorilla
Wed, 30th Hull The Adelphi

October

Thu 1st Cumbria The Old Fire Station
Sun 4th Edinburgh The Liquid
Mon 5th Edinburgh The Liquid Rooms

 Ghost Announce New Album.

GhostMonday 20th July 2015
Ghost today announced the arrival of “From The Pinnacle To The Pit” from their forthcoming third sacred psalm, Meliora. The song is available to stream HERE and will be available for instant download for those who pre-order the album, along with the previously released track “Cirice”.

Meliora is due out on August 21st via Spinefarm Records/Loma Vista Recordings, and is the follow up to 2013’s heralded Infestissumam.

“We have always had the craving for a truly stomping riff-based song, Led Zeppelin-style. Something that would sound great coming out of a car stereo in an American high school parking lot” – A Nameless Ghoul, regarding “From The Pinnacle To The Pit”

Early praise for Meliora…

"A perfect occult Metal mass” – 7 out of 7, Metal Hammer

"The record is yet another creative giant leap forward for the group, mixing up in various and fascinating ways '70s-era psychedelic and prog rock, unhinged doom metal and classic AOR balladry - all of it informed by a pronounced, sophisticated pop consciousness that yields ear candy-like hooks that last for days" – Music Radar

A European tour will be announced shortly.

Current European dates:

19.07.2015 - Joensu (FI) @ llosaairock
08.08.2015 - Gavle (SE) @ Getaway Rock
28.08.2015 - Paris (FR) @ Rock en Seine
29.08.2015 - Reading (UK) @ Reading Festival
30.08.2015 - Leeds (UK) @ Leeds Festival

Meliora track-listing

1. Spirit
2. From The Pinnacle To The Pit
3. Cirice
4. Spöksonat
5. He Is
6. Mummy Dust
7. Majesty
8. Devil Church
9. Absolution
10. Deus in Absentia

 Parkway Drive Announce 2016 UK Tour.

Parkway DriveMonday 20th July 2015
Parkway Drive have announced an extensive European Tour, in support of their upcoming album Ire. The tour will take place in January and February 2016, and will include some of the biggest venues the band has played in mainland Europe and UK to date.

Please find the full list of dates below. The tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 17th at 11am.

Jan-22nd 2016 - Germany - Würzburg @ Posthalle
Jan-23rd 2016 - Germany - München @ Zenith - TICKETS
Jan-24th 2016 - Germany - Berlin @ Columbiahalle - TICKETS
Jan-26th 2016 - Norway - Oslo @ Rockefeller - TICKETS
Jan-27th 2016 - Sweden - Stockholm @ Arenan - TICKETS
Jan-28th 2016 - Denmark - Copenhagen @ Vega - TICKETS
Jan-29th 2016 - Germany - Hamburg @ Sporthalle - TICKETS
Jan-30th 2016 - Germany - Köln @ Palladium - TICKETS
Jan-31st 2016 - Germany - Leipzig @ Haus Auensee - TICKETS
Feb-1st 2016 - Austria - Wien @ Gasometer - TICKETS
Feb-2nd 2016 - Hungary - Budapest @ Barba Negra - TICKETS
Feb-3rd 2016 - Croatia - Zagreb @ Tvornica - TICKETS
Feb-4th 2016 - Italy - Milan @ Fabrique - TICKETS
Feb-5th 2016 - Switzerland - Zurich @ Volkshaus - TICKETS
Feb-6th 2016 - Switzerland - Lausanne @ Les Docks - TICKETS
Feb-7th 2016 - France - Lyon @ Le Transbordeur - TICKETS
Feb-8th 2016 - Spain - Barcelona @ Razzmatazz 1 - TICKETS
Feb-9th 2016 - Spain - Madrid @ Sala San Miguel - TICKETS
Feb-11th 2016 - France - Paris @ Le Bataclan - TICKETS
Feb-12th 2016 - UK - London @ O2 Brixton Academy - TICKETS
Feb-13th 2016 - UK - Manchester @ O2 Apollo - TICKETS
Feb-14th 2016 - UK - Glasgow @ O2 Academy - TICKETS
Feb-15th 2016 - UK - Birmingham @ O2 Academy - TICKETS
Feb-16th 2016 - Belgium - Brussels @ AB - TICKETS
Feb-17th 2016 - Holland - Tilburg @ 013 - TICKETS

Parkway Drive’s highly anticipated fifth album, Ire will be released September 25 on Epitaph.

Watch the band's most epic video to date, featuring the band engaging in death defying stunts, for the track "Vice Grip" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ItHNdrPEh0

As seen in the "Vice Grip" video, these demonstrations of risk-taking, of showing no fear, and of acquiring new skills could be a metaphor for the entire creation of Ire, the follow up to 2012's Atlas which was certified gold in Australia. Parkway Drive has taken a stunning creative leap and produced what they consider to be a career-defining statement.

Parkway Drive has spent the past decade at the forefront of heavy music worldwide, and yet Ire is the sound of a band that continues to push their own limits. This is the kind of band that can sell-out stadiums and who have reached metal god-like status in their home country. But Parkway Drive still welcomes the excitement of setting up a DIY show in Kolkata, India as seen in their world tour documentary Home is for the Heartless (2012).

The Australian powerhouse has tapped deep into its reserves of talent and creativity, and have taken their craft as musicians and songwriters to another level. Ire is clearly something brave and new as heard in the band's new found musical depth and urgency in Winston's vocal deliverance. They are a band that will continue to challenge themselves; and in doing so they will again redefine what has been thought possible for a metal band from Australia to achieve.

Pre-orders for Ire are available at ParkwayDriveRock.com.

Ire Track Listing
1. Destroyer
2. Dying To Believe
3. Vice Grip
4. Crushed
5. Fractures
6. Writings on the Wall
7. Bottom Feeder
8. The Sound of Violence
9. Vicious
10. Dedicated
11. A Deathless Song

 Welcome To Devil City Angels.

Devil City AngelsMonday 20th July 2015
DEVIL CITY ANGELS have launched their debut video for the track 'Boneyard' taken from their self-titled album, scheduled for release September 11th through Century Media. The video was shot in Los Angeles and was directed by Marco De Molina.

You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjrB0N6aBvY

DEVIL CITY ANGELS, the band originally formed by Rikki Rockett (Poison), Tracii Guns (L.A Guns), Eric Brittingham (Cinderella), and vocalist Brandon Gibbs, has signed a worldwide deal with Century Media. Their debut self-titled album was produced by the band in Los Angeles and mixed in Nashville by Anthony Focx. Following the recording of the album, bass player Eric Brittingham decided not to continue with the project and his spot has been taken by Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake).

 Bring Me The Horizon Get Happy.

Bring Me The HorizonMonday 20th July 2015
Sunday, July 12th 2015 saw the much anticipated unveiling of a brand new track by Sheffield’s finest, Bring Me The Horizon. ‘Happy Song’ was the ‘rockest’ record on Dan Carter’s rock show last night. The track is now on Vevo following it’s first play and is available to purchase now from iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/HappySongBMTH

2013 saw Bring Me The Horizon release the most important album of their career, ‘Sempiternal’. The album triggered a year of triumphs for the young band from Sheffield, entering the UK album chart at # 3 and selling over 300k to date, it firmly put them on the map and proved that a metal band can make their mark on the mainstream.

Bring Me Horizon brought 2014 to a close on a huge high with a sold out show at Wembley Arena and a hit single with a brand new track entitled ‘Drown’.

The band will release the Live DVD of their incendiary performance -from their sell-out show at Wembley Arena, titled Bring Me The Horizon: Live At Wembley, on July 27th.

The band will also be playing the main stage at Reading & Leeds in August, just below Metallica.

 The Gaslight Anthem Announce One Off London Show.

The Gaslight AnthemMonday 20th July 2015
New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem have announced that they will play a one-off show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire with support from Against Me! on Saturday 29th August. Tickets for which will go on-sale from 9am on Friday 17th July and are available from: www.livenation.co.uk/artist/the-gaslight-anthem-tickets.

This summer sees The Gaslight Anthem return to the UK for the first time in 2015. The band will be back on the European Festival circuit following the release of their UK Top Five acclaimed album‘Get Hurt’ last year culminating in performances at Reading and Leeds Festivals at the end of August.

Recorded at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville with producer Mike Crossey (The 1975, Arctic Monkeys and Jake Bugg), ‘Get Hurt’ sees The Gaslight Anthem pushing their raw, stripped back rock ‘n’ roll into new territory, drawing on a fresh palette of influences ranging across folk, punk, and Americana. It is an album that is heavier, and yet at the same time more intimate, than anything they have produced to date.

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM LIVE:
FRIDAY 28TH AUGUST LEEDS FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON
SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST READING FESTIVAL

 The Menzingers To Support The Offspring.

MenzingersMonday 20th July 2015
The Menzingers are coming back to Europe in August and their plotted run of festival dates and one-offs will culminate with their previously announced appearances at Reading & Leeds festivals. In the week prior, the Philadelphia quartet will be supporting The Offspring at two sold out shows in Manchester and London and they’ve also just announced a sure-to-be-sweaty headline show at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff on 27th August. Support on this date will come from Great Cynics and The Cut Ups.

With their latest album ‘Rented World’ released via Epitaph Records in 2014, The Menzingers have been busy touring the globe and their return to UK shores is highly anticipated following their headline tour here back in October last year which saw them play to a Sold Out Electric Ballroom in London.

UK DATES:
25th Aug – Manchester O2 Apollo (Supporting The Offspring) - SOLD OUT
26th Aug – Brixton O2 Academy (Supporting The Offspring) - SOLD OUT
27th Aug – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff (Headline) –
28th Aug – Reading Festival
29th Aug – Leeds Festival

 Spector Return With New Single 'Stay High'.

SpectorMonday 20th July 2015
Having impressed fans and critics alike with previous singles ‘All The Sad Young Men’ and ‘Bad Boyfriend’, Spector return with new single
‘Stay High’ released August 21st on Fiction Records.

Taken from their eagerly anticipated second album ‘Moth Boys’, ‘Stay High,’ “is about keeping yourself distracted while everything around you goes to shit”, says Fred Macpherson. “When all that's left of your relationship are dates booked on Groupon and your sense of adventure's dictated by the offers on lastminute.com it's hard not to want to dislodge yourself from reality permanently.”

Produced by the band with Dev Hynes, Duncan Mills and Adam Jaffrey, ‘Moth Boys’ marks a huge leap forward for the band. Where their Top 20 debut ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’ was a precocious blast of stadium-inspired indie rock, their new music is something else entirely and has a depth to match.

After three sold out London shows and an explosive set at Glastonbury, Spector are touring the UK this October finishing off with a show at Heaven on October 29th.

Spector play:

OCTOBER
Tue 13th BRISTOL, Thekla
Wed 14th BIRMINGHAM, Library
Thurs 15th NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
Sat 17th MANCHESTER, Gorilla
Sun 18th NEWCASTLE, Cluny
Tue 20th EDINBURGH, Electric Circus
Wed 21st GLASGOW, King Tut’s
Thu 22nd LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy 2
Sat 24th SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
Sun 25th LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
Tue 27th BRIGHTON, Patterns
Wed 28th OXFORD, O2 Academy 2
Thu 29th LONDON, Heaven

Tickets On Sale Now

 Don Broco Announce New Single 'Superlove' And August Tour.

Don BrocoMonday 20th July 2015
Don Broco have revealed the video for their brand new single ‘Superlove’, taken from the band’s upcoming album Automatic released on August 7th through Epic Records. Set at a dining table that would make the Mad Hatter think twice, Don Broco entertain some outlandish dinner guests in the gluttonously amusing video for ‘Superlove’.

The single received its debut TV airing last month when the band performed at Made In Chelsea’s very own music festival. The huge harmonised choruses and sunshine swagger went down a storm with cast members and fans alike.

WATCH ‘SUPERLOVE’ HERE

Don Broco have also announced a series of intimate headline shows, returning to the early venues of their career. The seven-date tour will kick off with a hometown show in the first venue the band ever played at Bedford’s Esquires, before working its way through the country and finishing at Glasgow’s King Tuts on August 14th.

DON BROCO HEADLINE TOUR
06/08 – Bedford, Esquires
07/08 – London, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
09/08 – Colchester, Arts Centre
10/08 – Stoke, Sugarmill
11/08 – York, Duchess
12/08 – Birmingham, Temple
14/08 – Glasgow, Kings Tuts
13/12 – London, Brixton Academy
The band will also be performing a string of festival performances through the summer including Reading & Leeds Festival, Make A Scene and Butserfest 2015, the latter two of which the band headline.

DON BROCO FESTIVAL APPERANCES
04/07 – Godiva Festival, Coventry
17/07 – Truck Festival, Oxford
01/08 – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
02/08 – Festival Arenal Sound, Spain
15/08 – Make A Scene Festival, Middlesbrough
28/08 – Reading Festival, Reading
29/08 – Leeds Festival, Leeds
12/09 – Butserfest, Petersfield


 Megadeth And Lamb Of God Announce Co-Headline Tour.

MegadethMonday 20th July 2015
Megadeth and Lamb Of God are pleased to announce a full UK & Eire co-headline tour in November 2015. The tour will coincide with the release, later this year, of Megadeth’s 15th Studio album through Tradecraft / Universal. Lamb of God's blistering new album 'VII: Sturm und Drang' will be released July 24 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Formed in 1983, Megadeth are one of the true pioneers and innovators of metal music. The band have sold more than 38 million albums worldwide. The band released their 14th studio album, “Super Collider, in 2013 through Dave Mustaine’s own Tradecraft label. Megadeth have just finished recording a new studio album – due for release later in 2015. This year also marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of their seminal debut album “Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good”.

June 2015 saw Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine pick up the Golden God Award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2015 at London’s Indigo at The O2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/33154299

Dave Mustaine says, “Having just finished an amazing record full of high-energy heavy metal with Chris Adler, Kiko Loureiro and David Ellefson, I am excited to announce this tour and see all of the metal fans come out for this one. I literally can’t wait to hit the stage again!”

The tour is a co-headline with Lamb Of God.

After headlining the second stage at the Download Festival last month, Virginian metal titans LAMB OF GOD are delighted to return to the UK as co-headliners this November. Hailed by Metal Hammer as "their finest outing in a decade", Lamb of God's blistering new album 'VII: Sturm und Drang' will be released July 24 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. With 3 new songs already unveiled, you can now also hear new track 'Erase This' at: http://smarturl.it/EraseThisAudio. The band star on the front cover of Kerrang! this week. Respected longtime drummer Chris Adler recently joined the Megadeth ranks as well, so will perform with both bands each show.

"I have to say that it's definitely exciting to be announcing this one! I'm more than pleased to let the world know that Lamb Of God will be sharing the bill with thrash metal legends, Megadeth, for five shows in the UK and Ireland, from November 9th-15th! It's been almost a decade since we've had the opportunity to tour with Megadeth, and we're absolutely thrilled to be teaming up with them once again for these very special UK dates. Also appearing will be our good friends and long time co-conspirators Children Of Bodom and Sylosis. This lineup is unstoppable! If you're not stoked about this bill, then you very simply do not like heavy metal! Take a plane, take a boat, hitch a ride, take the tube, bring your Wellies…see you there!" – Mark Morton, Lamb Of God.

Support comes from Children Of Bodom and Sylosis.

World renowned Finnish heavy metal powerhouse Children Of Bodom are set to release their ninth studio album ‘I Worship Chaos’worldwide on October 2,2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. Over the last twenty years, Finland’s Children Of Bodom have incorporated many different musical styles into their celebrated sound, leading critics and fans to label them as melodic death metal, thrash metal, symphonic black metal, and neoclassical metal. Their enthralling mix of melodic hooks and instrumental acrobatics has solidified the band as one of the leading voices of music's new generation.

Widely hailed as “One of the UK’s finest modern metal bands” (Kerrang!) Reading 4 piece Sylosis released their 4th album “Dormant Heart” back in January 2015, which was applauded as a ‘raging and triumphant beast of an album’ by Metal Hammer.

Full dates are as follows for Megadeth Lamb Of God co-headline UK and Eire tour

NOVEMBER 2015

MONDAY 9th 3 ARENA, DUBLIN EIRE
WEDNESDAY 11th BREAHEAD ARENA, GLASGOW UK
THURSDAY 12th O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER UK
SATURDAY 14th THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY UK
SUNDAY 15th O2 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM UK

 Crossfaith To Release New Studio Album 'Xeno'.

CrossfaithMonday 20th July 2015
Crossfaith have today announced their forthcoming studio album ‘Xeno’, an album arguably unlike any other album to be released this year. ‘Xeno’ is set for release via UNFD on September 18th.

For a taste of what’s to come, check out the title track ‘Xeno’ here:
http://smarturl.it/XENOvid

Pre-order the album here: http://smarturl.it/CrossfaithXENO

This record has a story of hope, failure, love, betrayal and death woven into its fabric so skilfully it's impossible to tell where truth ends and fiction begins. It's both an escape from and examination of reality that reveals more and more truths the further it delves.

Produced by Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed) and mastered by Ted Jensen, ‘Xeno’ takes the groundwork laid by 2013's ‘Apocalyze’ and 2012's ‘Zion’ EP as well as the band's vast touring history and catapults them into a whole new league.

‘Xeno’ is an artistic endeavour like few others, with roots in manga, anime and the furthest reaches of its creators' minds. Frontman Kenta 'Ken' Koie, guitarist Kazuki Takemura, bassist Hiroki ‘Hiro’ Ikegawa, keyboardist Terufumi 'Teru' Tamano and drummer Tatsuya Amano are, quite simply, operating on a different level.

“This record is dedicated to everyone because we believe it will make a new phase in this music culture...

We had a bad time after we released the last album ‘APOCALYZE'. Our original guitarist Kazuki had to leave during a tour due to a cerebral haemorrhage, it was the worst thing to happen to us in our entire music career. Fortunately or unfortunately, it just affected his left hand. He is still alive, he never gave up as a musician and he wrote a couple songs for this record as well. It has bound us together as one.” Comments Ken.

He continues… “The experience of working with Josh Wilbur means a lot to us.
He brought us fresh feelings and has helped us to create our best record to date.
We put everything we’ve got into ‘Xeno’ and it is the most important and precious thing to us.

We can't wait to share the experience of ‘Xeno’. It is beating, it is alive!
We are dedicating this record to everyone!”

Xeno is a character, two to be exact. This is an intricate story of artificial intelligence meets human desperation. The two combine to see the human Xeno, so distraught with the state of the world that he endeavours to bring creation through devastation.

“Everyone has a dark side,” says Ken. “Everybody is so hypocritical. And everything – our world – is being completely fucked up by so many people, especially the government. It's easy to see what they do. So Xeno, the person, decides to do something big so he can hit reset and start again.”

Crossfaith will be touring the UK later this year as main support to Skindred. Full dates below

CROSSFAITH (Supporting Skindred)
04 NOV O2 Guildhall, Southampton
05 NOV UEA, Norwich
06 NOV Rock City, Nottingham
07 NOV Academy, Manchester
08 NOV O2 Academy, Newcastle
10 NOV O2 ABC, Glasgow
11 NOV Stylus, Leeds
12 NOV O2 Academy, Bristol
13 NOV O2 Institute, Birmingham
14 NOV O2 Brixton Academy, London

‘Xeno’ Track Listing:

1. System X
2. Xeno
3. Raise Your Voice
4. Devil’s Party
5. Ghost In The Mirror (feat. Caleb Shomo from Beartooth)
6. Dystopia
7. Wildfire (feat. Benji Webbe from Skindred)
8. Tears Fall
9. Paint It Black
10. Vanguard
11. Calm The Storm
12. Astral Heaven

 Children Of Bodom Stream New Song.

Children Of BodomMonday 20th July 2015
Finnish Heavy Metal powerhouse CHILDREN OF BODOM have released the first track from the forthcoming ninth album, I Worship Chaos, which will be released on October 2nd via Nuclear Blast. Listen to 'Morrigan' over on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7Ha8adzWPP4

I Worship Chaos track list:
01. I Hurt
02. My Bodom (I Am The Only One)
03. Morrigan
04. Horns
05. Prayer For The Afflicted
06. I Worship Chaos
07. Hold Your Tongue
08. Suicide Bomber
09. All For Nothing
10. Widdershins
Bonus tracks (digibook only):
11. Mistress Of Taboo (PLASMATICS cover)
12. Danger Zone (KENNY LOGGINS cover)
13. Black Winter Day (AMORPHIS cover)
Bonus DVD (digibook only):
01. Making Of

 Dragonforce Release Live DVD.

DragonforceMonday 20th July 2015
Today, multi-national, high-speed non-stop metal machine DragonForce have released their first ever live DVD. ‘In The Line Of Fire’ was shot at the Saitama Arena, Japan last October and is out now via earMusic.

Check out the live video for ‘Black Winter Night’ here: https://youtu.be/iOSS3V2dPuw

The full track listing is as follows:

CD
1. Fury Of The Storm
2. Three Hammers
3. Black Winter Night
4. Seasons
5. Tomorrow's Kings
6. Symphony Of The Night
7. Cry Thunder
8. Ring Of Fire
9. Through The Fire And Flames
10. Valley Of The Damned
11. Defenders (Only on CD format)

DVD/Blu-ray (more than 100 minutes running time)
1. Fury Of The Storm
2. Three Hammers
3. Tokyo Party*
4. Black Winter Night
5. Seasons
6. Sam Off Tour*
7. Fred - Life In France*
8. Tomorrow's Kings
9. Symphony Of The Night
10. Gee's Drums Journey*
11. Japan Show Day*
12. Cry Thunder
13. Behind The World Tour, Part 1*
14. Marc's Inspirations*
15. Behind The World Tour, Part 2*
16. Ring Of Fire
17. Through The Fire And Flames
18. The Crew
19. Vadim Back Home*
20. Herman's Time Off*
21. Valley Of The Damned

Extra:
1. Marc's Tokyo Adventure
2. Fred Loves Japan
*Bonus Material

'In The Line Of Fire' is available in DVD, DVD plus CD, and Blu-Ray Formats.

 Clutch To Release New Album In October.

ClutchMonday 20th July 2015
Clutch, the influential heavy rock band from Maryland, will release their eleventh studio album “Psychic Warfare” on October 2, again via their own label Weathermaker Music. The album was produced by longtime producer Machine (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die) and consists of 12 new tracks. “The title ‘Psychic Warfare’ is taken from the track, ‘X-Ray Visions” states singer Neil Fallon. “It’s a tale about an unnamed protagonist who is forced to seek refuge in a flop house motel. He is hiding from several nefarious psychic forces, the worst of which is his own sleep deprived paranoia.” The album cover was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters.

Clutch is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Neil Fallon, drummer Jean-Paul Gaster, guitarist Tim Sult, and bassist Dan Maines.

“Psychic Warfare” track listing:

01 The Affidavit
02 X-Ray Visions
03 Firebirds
04 A Quick Death in Texas
05 Sucker For The Witch
06 Your Love is Incarceration
07 Doom Saloon
08 Our Lady of Electric Light
09 Noble Savage Clutch
10 Behold the Colossus
11 Decapitation Blues
12 Son Of Virginia

Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the four original members got together in high school. Clutch is an unmatched musical force that has been best described as “the quintessential American Rock Band”. They released their tenth studio album Earth Rocker via Weathermaker Music in March 2013. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date.

Clutch’s Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes' overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year”. Rolling Stone further enthused: “Four Maryland lifers — road dogs who've been grinding since the early Fugazi administration, cranking out seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs and singer Neil Fallon's nerdy, piss-taking wiseass lyrics — release their hardest rocking set to date. Look for a go-go break (and some clever punning on the phrase "drop the bomb!) on ‘D.C. Sound Attack!’ Inspirational verse: “if you're gonna do it/ do it live on stage/ or don't do it at all.”

If you missed Clutch's main stage Download Festival performance recently, the band will be touring extensively throughout 2015 including UK shows in November and December. Tickets are on sale now for the following dates:

November
Fri 20th Nov - DUBLIN Olympia
Sat 21st Nov - BELFAST Limelight
Mon 23rd Nov - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Tue 24th Nov - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed 25th Nov - BRISTOL O2 Academy

December
Thu 10th Dec - MANCHESTER Ritz
Fri 11th Dec - WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
Sat 12th Dec - LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

 Alesana Set For The UK.

AlesanaMonday 20th July 2015
North Carolina’s finest metalcore export Alesana are set to the return to the UK for a string of dates in August.

After releasing their fifth studio album, Confessions, they are heading back to the United Kingdom for seven dates across the country. You can catch Alesana on the following dates:

8/17/2015 London, UK The Garage
8/18/2015 Nottingham, UK Rock City
8/19/2015 Edinburgh, UK Studio 24
8/20/2015 Leeds, UK Key Club
8/21/2015 Southampton, UK Joiners
8/22/2015 Swansea, UK Sin City
8/23/2015 Bristol, UK The Fleece

The band are currently streaming their latest single 'Oh, How The Mighty Have Fallen' over on YouTube right now.

Check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytMYEBqu-2A

 Baby Godzilla Forced To Change Name.

HeckMonday 20th July 2015
"Friends,

This may seem abrupt but following some fairly conclusive and forceful instructions it is time we instigated a change. We; the collective of Matt Reynolds, Jonny Hall, Tom Marsh and Paul Shelley, will from now on and henceforth be known as HECK.

To all of the incredible people we have had the absolute pleasure of meeting, working with, playing with and playing to make no mistake; this is still us. We will never compromise and we promise you our undivided commitment, ambition and passion. Every drop of blood and energy we have belongs to you.

This news is not presented with regret and although this wasn’t ultimately our long-term plan we are looking at this as an exciting new chapter. We press on, reinvigorated, focused and with more fire in our bellies than ever.

Don’t fear the change, we’re here for you, get behind us."

Sincerely,
Matt, Jonny, Tom and Paul

Debut album coming Autumn 2015. Further announcements soon.

 Nile Reveal New Album Tracklisting.

NileMonday 20th July 2015
In anticipation of their new upcoming record, the masters of historical-themed brutality NILE reveal the tracklist of 'What Should Not Be Unearthed' which will be released on August 28th via Nuclear Blast.

The tracklist is as follows:
01. Call To Destruction
02. Negating The Abominable Coils Of Apep
03. Liber Stellae Rubeae
04. In The Name Of Amun
05. What Should Not Be Unearthed
06. Evil To Cast Out Evil
07. Age Of Famine
08. Ushabti Reanimator
09. Rape Of The Black Earth
10. To Walk Forth From Flames Unscathed

Mastermind Karl Sanders comments on the band’s new output;
“The goal for the new record was sheer epic brutality. The focus this time around is on brutal Heavy Metal riffing and songwriting; kind of like of an 'Annihilation Of The Wicked' approach but very streamlined to achieve maximum destructive impact. So we believe that we have a truly crushing disc to bring to metal fans. Although 'Unearthed' is still full of the kind of undeniable musicianship people have come to expect from us over the years, it’s the songs themselves that will hit listeners over the head this time around.”

Nile will be playing the UK this September with support from Nuclear Blast label mates Suffocation.
You can see Nile and Suffocation at the following shows;
(inc. ticket links)
6th Sept – Plymouth, The Hub
7th Sept – Manchester, Sound Control
8th Sept – London, The Dome
9th Sept – Bristol, The Marble Factory

 Defeater Announce new Album.

DefeaterMonday 20th July 2015
Unlike most bands—and especially most hardcore bands— Defeater don’t write songs so much as they write histories, and specifically the history of a never-named New Jersey family whose already troubled lives disintegrate into torment, rendered all the more tragic for the depth and detail of singer Derek Archambault’s lyrics. Abandoned—recorded earlier this year at guitarist Jay Maas’ studio, with drummer Joe Longobardi, bassist Mike Poulin and guitarist Jake Woodruff—is the most relentlessly raw and uncompromising chapter so far, powered by a renewed sense of artistic ambition and a plot twist no one could have expected.
Abandoned was written and recorded in a welcome period of relief in Archambault’s life, after he’d finally received a life-changing surgery that repaired severe hip damage he suffered in an injury. Archambault’s surgery, he says, allowed him to redouble his connection with his own writing, leaving him clear to truly inhabit what he calls his own Glass family—after the famous J.D. Salinger characters. The new album chronicles the story of a lapsed Catholic priest, whose battles in Europe during the war drag him first toward faith and then his own poisonous faithlessness.

Archambault states:
"One of the threads running through this record is how people sometimes look for the answers to their problems in the darkest places."
For the newly introduced to the band, Defeater's debut Travels started the story with the younger brother, a lifelong misfit forced to kill his father in defense of his mother, and forced to live with the consequences no matter how far he runs. Sophomore album Empty Days followed the older brother, dazed from the death of his father and fighting as his life dissolves into drinking and debt. And most recent album Letters Home was a surprisingly compassionate look at the father and his experiences overseas in World War II, presented in a reverse-chronological order that transformed the monster from Travels back into the man he once was.

Pre-orders for Abandoned are available at Kings Road Merch - http://flyt.it/DefeaterAbandonedstore and iTunes - http://found.ee/DefeaterAbandoned .

Defeater is touring in the UK and mainland Europe at the moment and will return on the Impericon Never Say Die Tour! this fall in support of the new album.
ABANDONED TRACK LIST
1. Contrition
2. Unanswered
3. December 1943
4. Spared In Hell
5. Divination
6. Borrowed & Blue
7. Penance
8. Remorse
9. Pillar Of Salt
10. Atonement
11. Vice & Regret

DEFEATER EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
07 July – Bristol (UK) - Marble Factory
08 July – Birmingham (UK) - The Oobleck
09 July – Edinburgh (UK) - Studio 24
10 July – Cheltenham (UK) - 2000trees Festival
11 July – Paris (FR) - Espace B
12 July – Cologne (DE) - Underground
13 July – Muncih (DE) - Feierwerk
14 July – Vienna (AT) - Viper Room
15 July – Dunaújváros (HUN) - Rockmaraton Festival
16 July – Viveiro (ES) - Resurrection Festival
18 July – Dour (BE) – Dour Festival
IMPERICON NEVER SAY DIE! TOUR
06 Nov – Wiesbaden (DE) – Schlachthof
07 Nov – Antwerp (BE) – Trix
08 Nov – London (UK) – Koko
09 Nov – Manchester (UK) – Club Academy
10 Nov – Glasgow (UK) – Garage
11 Nov – Bristol (UK) – Marble Factory
12 Nov – Haarlem (NL) – Patronaat
13 Nov – Hamburg (DE) – Markthalle
14 Nov – Berlin (DE) – Astra
15 Nov – Prague (CZ) – Meet factory
16 Nov – Hungary (HU) – Durer Kert
17 Nov – Vienne (AT) – Arena
18 Nov – Bologna (IT) – Zona Roveri
19 Nov – Munich (DE) – Backstage
20 Nov – Pratteln (CH) – 27
21 Nov – Lyon (FR) – CCO
22 Nov – Barcelona (ES) – Razzmatazz
23 Nov – Madrid (ES) – Sala Cats
24 Nov – Bordeaux (FR) – Rock School Barbey
25 Nov – Paris (FR) – Machine Du Moulin Rouge
26 Nov – Stuttgart (DE) – LKA
27 Nov – Oberhausen (DE) – Turbinenhalle 2
28 Nov – Leipzig (DE) – Werk 2

 Fear Factory Announce December Tour.

Fear FactoryMonday 20th July 2015
Legendary pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal Fear Factory are proud to announce they will be touring the UK and Ireland in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their highly revered second studio album ‘Demanufacture’. The tour will be a very rare event for fans with Fear Factory playing ‘Demanufacture’ in its entirety!
They will also showcase songs from their highly anticipated new album ‘Genexus’ - out 7th August via Nuclear Blast.

Burton C. Bell and Dino Cazares had to say of this unique event;

"If you had told us in 1995 that we would be touring DEMANUFACTURE for its 20th Anniversary in 2015, we would have said 'YA RIGHT! GET FUCKED!'.
The years have flown by in colourful and adventurous memory. 2015 has arrived, and Fear Factory WILL be performing DEMANUFACTURE in its entirety for the very first time for the UK and Ireland fans in December. We are very excited to perform this seminal album for the audience that made DEMANUFACTURE a legendary success.”

‘Demanufacture’, their second album (1995), was a landmark release for Fear Factory and for the metal genre. It is generally considered as the band’s defining work and a heavy metal classic with its refined production, industrial textures, precise musicianship and greater dimension of sound. It succeeded in giving the band a more futuristic feel than previous works. The concept is based around one man’s struggles against a machine controlled government – with each song marking a chapter in his life, taking huge inspiration from the ‘Terminator’ film series. Relationship with Producer Rhys Fulber continues to this day, having worked with Fear Factory on ‘Demanufacture’ and ‘Genexus’ plus many works in the interim.

‘Genexus’ is Fear Factory’s 9th studio album (their Nuclear Blast debut record) and was produced by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares, (and co-produced by Rhys Fulber). The album was mixed by famed British producer and engineer, Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Testament, Exodus, Machine Head). Artwork was handled by artist Anthony Clarkson and drums were performed by Mike Heller (Malignancy).

Guitarist and founding songwriter Dino Cazares had to say on ‘Genexus’;
“We wanted to create a new hybrid, something that summed up every aspect of who we are. Musically. Lyrically. You can hear the organic, the technological; the past and the future. It’s the next evolution of Fear Factory.”
“We would like to thank everyone who has been a big part in the making of this record. We can't wait for everybody to hear it.”

You can see Fear Factory on the 'The 20th Anniversary Of Demanufacture' tour
at the following dates;

December 7th – Bristol, Motion
December 9th – Manchester, Ritz
December 10th – Dublin, Academy
December 11th – Belfast, Limelight
December 12th – Glasgow, The Garage
December 13th – London, The Forum

 Patent Pending Get Brighter.

Patent PendingMonday 20th July 2015
The acrobatic gang of musical misfits from Long Island; also known as Patent Pending, have today unveiled a brand new video for their new single ‘Brighter’.

Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/hZ_107oPLtg

“The ‘Brighter’ music video was made by us with help from our amazing team here on Long Island. Led by our long time director, John Komar, most of this video was shot at Patent Pending headquarters (Anthony’s House) while the rest was shot at incredible locations graciously offered up by friends of the band. The video is a metaphor for the crazy journey that our band has taken to this point and leaves us with a sense of hope at the end that with hard work and dedication, accomplishing the impossible may be possible one day. We’re so proud of this music video and we hope people are as excited as we are about it!” - @JoePending

‘Brighter’ is taken from the forthcoming EP ‘Armageddon’ set for release on July 31st. The band are thrilled to announce that it will now be released through Rude Records after recently inking a deal with the label.

"We’re so excited to join forces with Rude Records! After years of searching we’ve finally found a home for our band with people that truly understand our vision, our goals and our craziness. It’s going to be an amazing partnership and we can’t wait to get (A TON OF) new music in everybody’s hands this year!” - @Joepending

Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with long time producer and collaborator, Jordan M. Schmidt, ‘Armageddon’ is another eclectic blend of genre blurring anthems from Patent Pending. No two songs sound the same, but as a whole, the EP comes together to form one inexplicably cohesive body of work.

You can pre order the EP here: http://smarturl.it/PPArmageddonEP

This summer so far has seen Patent Pending storm the stage at all three Slam Dunk festivals, announce a new EP, release a video AND sign with a prestigious label. Their never-say-die attitude and DIY ethic from the get go has paid off… having enough energy to power the Thames doesn’t hurt either! You can catch the band on the road with Zebrahead towards the end of the year. Full dates are below.

ZEBRAHEAD/PATENT PENDING
21 Nov. Southend: Chinnerys
22 Nov. Birmingham: O2 Academy Birmingham? 2
23 Nov. Nottingham: Rescue Rooms?
24 Nov. Leeds: Stylus
25 Nov. Glasgow: The Garage
27 Nov. Manchester: Manchester Academy 3?
28 Nov. London: Brooklyn Bowl London?
29 Nov. Oxford: O2 Academy Oxford? 2
30 Nov. Portsmouth: The Wedgewood Rooms?
01 DEC. Bristol: The Marble Factory?

 OPM Announce Massive UK Tour For September.

OPMMonday 20th July 2015
OPM is back at it again! On the 15 year anniversary of the release of “Menace to Sobriety”, OPM will be back to kick ass in Europe for 26 shows throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Germany and Slovenia. The Tour starts off in England on August 28th.

OPM has also been back in the studio and are set to release a new EP: The Minge Dynasty in summer 2015. Once again bottling up the SoCal lifestyle with fun, catchy hooks and infectious rhythms in an original style that defines the OPM sound.

The Minge Dynasty, produced by the legendary Marshall Goodman (AKA Ras MG of Sublime) alongside John e. and Johnathan Williams (OPM), is set for release on September 25th 2015. The EP includes the new single “ #Miliionaire Like Me”, plus three new songs all featuring infamous American Outlaw Big B. Also included on the EP, “Feel the Pain”, is one of the first songs OPM ever recorded back in 1999 with the original line up, as well as a few other previously unreleased gems OPM recorded over the past 15 years.

UK TOUR DATES
28-Aug-15 Wokington Monroes
29-Aug-15 Derby Hairy Dog
30-Aug-15 Crewe The Box
31-Aug-15 Wakefield The Warehouse
02-Sep-15 Edinburgh Banermans
03-Sep-15 Glasgow Audio
04-Sep-15 Newcastle Think Tank
05-Sep-15 Nuneaton Queens Hall
06-Sep-15 Harlow Square
17-Sep-15 Kidderminster Boars Head
18-Sep-15 London Borderline
19-Sep-15 Southend Chinnery's
20-Sep-15 Norwich Owl Sanctuary
22-Sep-15 Exeter The Cavern
23-Sep-15 Dover The Priory
24-Sep-15 Brighton Sticky Mikes
25-Sep-15 Swansea The Scene
26-Sep-15 Perranporth The Watering Hole
27-Sep-15 Bournemouth Mr Kyps

 The Enemy Announce 4th Studio Album And November/December UK Tour.

The EnemyMonday 6th July 2015
THE ENEMY return to WARNER Records, with whom they released their debut album, in 2007, to release their eagerly anticipated 4th studio album.

All previous three Albums have charted in the Top Ten, with debut album ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’ reaching number 1 and going double platinum! They’ve won numerous awards and headlined many stages across the UK, rapidly selling out venues and gaining a solid live following.

Still only in their mid-to-late 20s, and younger than the bands they emerged with – and outsold – they're readying their most ambitious record, 'It's Automatic', for release this October. “We've been working on it for a long time,” says Tom. “It's a fucking great record. It was difficult to make but not in a bad way. To people who are still living in 2007 it'll be a shock but to us it's a natural progression.” The birth of the record came when the band were on tour in Scotland, and the evolved Tom was having a crisis of identity. “I sat Andy down and said, 'Mate, I don't wanna make another Enemy record. I'm bored. We've nailed what we do, I wanna go and do solo stuff and make music like the music I listen to.' And he said, 'So do I.' So we decided to take a leap of faith together.” Tom warns that there's a possibility people won't get it. “But the songs are some of the best I've ever written, the

LIVE DATES

Tickets go on pre-sale 9am Wednesday and Full sale on Friday 9am

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
16th Fibbers, York
17th The Ritz, Manchester
18th – HMV, Birmingham
20th – Forum, London
21st – Empire, Coventry
22nd – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
24th – Riverside, Newcastle
25th – Stylus, Leeds
26th - Garage, Glasgow
28th – Leadmill, Sheffield
29th – Waterfront, Norwich
1st – Rock City, Nottingham

 Set It Off To Support Mallory Knox.

Set It OffMonday 6th July 2015
This weekend, Set It Off unveiled one of their best videos to date. The video for summer party anthem ‘Forever Stuck In Our Youth’ was unveiled in a timely fashion on July 4th and has today been set live globally. The video was filmed on the band's home turf of Clearwater, Florida.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_ckotr2U30

The band are also beyond excited to announce that they will be returning to the UK this Autumn as main support and very special guest on Mallory Knox’s Homecoming Tour. With the tour taking in such venues as The Wulfrun Hall and London’s prestigious Roundhouse, Set It Off will be playing their biggest UK shows to date and are thrilled to be a part of Mallory Knox’s biggest headline tour to date.

Set It Off is currently on Vans Warped Tour in the US, but front man Cody Carson found time to comment;

“We’re so stoked to be coming back to the UK to play for you guys. The UK fans always go so crazy and the reception we receive every time is out of this world. It means the world to us and we cant wait to play in such amazing venues with our new buddies Mallory Knox. Get ready for #FSIOY guys!”

Full dates below

September
28.09.15 Glasgow, ABC
29.09.15 Manchester Ritz
30.09.15 Cambridge Junction

October
02.10.15 Wolves Wulfrun Hall
03.10.15 Middlesborough Empire
04.10.15 Cardiff Y Plas
06.10.15 Exeter Lemon Grove
07.10.15 Nottingham Rock City
08.10.15 Norwich UEA
09.10.15 London Roundhouse

 Five Finger Death Punch Unleash New Video.

Five Finger death PunchFriday 3rd July 2015
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have exclusively partnered with VEVO for the global premiere of the video for their new single "Jekyll and Hyde”. The video clip can be viewed here: http://vevo.ly/9D1ei0

The band’s US label, Prospect Park, got five finger death punked when they asked the band for a new music video. Says guitarist Zoltan Bathory: “Punking the label and trolling the trolls is actually very satisfying … so either we make a video that makes a difference like “Wrong Side Of Heaven” did or we just fuck it all up and have fun with it... just clown the whole thing as we did with “Under And Over It”… and now with this one. We didn’t even hire a director … we didn’t want this to accidentally make sense…”

"Jekyll and Hyde” is the first single from 5FDP's highly-anticipated forthcoming album, GOT YOUR SIX due for w/w release on August 28th via Eleven Seven Music. You can catch up with the band on the cover of the new issue of Metal Hammer.

The album pre-order, as well as several exclusive album pre-order merchandise packages are live and ready for order NOW at www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com with “Jekyll and Hyde” as a gratis download with every order.

Following a ‘demand campaign’ in which an overwhelming 1.5 million fans made their voices heard, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and PAPA ROACH announced last week that they will co-headline Europe’s biggest rock tour of the Autumn. The tour starts in Helsinki, Finland on November 2nd and will end in London, U.K. on November 28th at a Wembley Arena show featuring special guests.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH & PAPA ROACH – EUROPE 2015
DEVIL YOU KNOW
ESKIMO CALLBOY (select dates only)

DATES:

11/2 Helsinki, Finland Ice Hall Black Box*
11/4 Stockholm, Sweden Hovet*
11/5 Oslo, Norway Sentrum
11/6 Copenhagen, Denmark Tap1
11/8 Hannover, Germany Swiss Life Hall**
11/9 Leipzig, Germany Arena**
11/11 Stuttgart, Germany Porsche Arena**
11/12 Winterthur, Switzerland Eulachhalle
11/13 Frankfurt, Germany Jahhunderthalle**
11/15 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie*
11/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands Heineken Music Hall**
11/19 Munich, Germany Zenith**
11/21 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
11/22 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
11/24 Paris, France Olympia*
11/25 Dusseldorf, Germany MEH**
11/26 Brussels, Belgium Forest National Club
11/28 London, UK Wembley Arena***

(*) No Papa Roach
(**) Featuring Eskimo Callboy
(***) With Special Guests

 Cancer Bats Announce Reading And Leeds Warm Up Show.

Cancer BatsFriday 3rd July 2015
Ahead of their performances at this years Reading and Leeds Festivals, Toronto’s beloved Cancer Bats will be climbing the walls, amps and any other available surface at a special warm up show at The 100 Club in London on August 27th.

Tickets are onsale now and are priced £16. Oh and they’re bringing their friends in Krokodil with them too….. Don’t snooze on this one…. its going to be absolute carnage!

Earlier this year, Cancer Bats released their critically acclaimed 5th album “Searching For Zero” (Noise Church Records / BMG rights). Produced by legendary multi-platinum producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot, The Cure, Sepultura, glassjaw) Searching For Zero is simultaneously the most melodic, yet menacing Cancer Bats release. The record incorporates the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut, Birthing The Giant and more metal leanings of 2008’s Hail Destroyer, while pushing the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010’s Mayors Bears Scraps and Bones and 2012’s darker Dead Set On Living to a new plateau. The choruses are hookier, the screams more savage, the riffs more vicious, the songs more powerful. This is Cancer Bats at their pinnacle – their “True Zero.”

Since first turning heads in 2006 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut, Cancer Bats, made up of lead vocalist Liam Cormier, guitarist Scott Middleton, drummer Mike Peters and bassist Jaye Schwarzer, have arduously and unrelentingly toured across the globe, averaging about 300 shows a year in both 2011 and 2012 alone. Truly one of the hardest working bands in Canada, Cancer Bats have graced the covers and pages of countless tastemaking publications including Kerrang!, Exclaim!, Revolver, and Rock Sound and have been nominated for numerous awards from JUNO’s to Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.

 Beartooth Reveal Download Festival Footage.

BeartoothFriday 3rd July 2015
Fresh from their mind blowing all-out assault on the body and mind at this years Download Festival, Columbus, Ohio natives Beartooth have put out some amazing footage from their PACKED performance.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPz8R1WXbjE

Beartooth, who are currently causing chaos over in the US on the Vans Warped Tour, will return to the UK later this Summer to once again start riots and mosh pits at Reading and Leeds Festival.

A little background information for those not in the know…

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 ther 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.

 Annihilator Announce 15th Studio album.

AnnihilatorFriday 3rd July 2015
Legendary Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters Annihilator will release their brand new (and 15th!) studio album, “Suicide Society”, on September 18th, 2015 via UDR Music, worldwide.

As usual, guitar wizard Jeff Waters handles all songwriting duties, plays all guitar & bass, engineers, produces, mixes and masters “Suicide Society”… and Waters is also back commanding lead vocal duties, as he did on the critically acclaimed “King of the Kill” (1994), “Refresh the Demon” (1996), “Remains” (1997) and other Annihilator albums over the years.

Waters on his return to vocal duties: “Dave (Padden/vocalist from 03-14) & I have, essentially, been Annihilator since 2003 but he resigned last December, citing having had enough of touring, being away from home and other commitments. I thank him for his 11 years with Annihilator. That said, Annihilator and I are known for never giving up and, occasionally, coming up with something even better than its former offering(s): this is undeniably the case with “Suicide Society!”

With “Suicide Society”, Annihilator goes headfirst into some of the most technically perfect, crisp, and crushingly taut, riffage Waters has ever produced. Although Waters’ vocals keep traces of stylings from his “King of the Kill” album, they now evoke a surprising blend of legends such as Staley, Osbourne, Hetfield and Mustaine. This, in a twisted way, mirrors Waters’ signature blend of riffing, drums grooves and bass; all drawing from multiple sources and genres.

Waters has built a worldwide reputation as being a premier guitarist and songwriter; the conciseness and arrangement of “Creepin’ Again” is both an air-guitarist’s dream and a sharp reminder of this. The gloriously-brutal thrash of “My Revenge” calls up a vintage of ’85 with the technical chops of 2015. The neo-classic title track defiantly expresses anger at the state of world affairs, while offering up hope in closing. With the multi-layered power of the anthem “Snap”, Waters illustrates the diversity of Annihilator’s sound, without sacrificing one decibel of attack.

“Metal fans will likely sport evil, satisfied grins on their faces, when they hear this record” chuckles Waters, “but in the words of Joe Perry: “Let the Music Do the Talking”!

The full-track listing is:
Suicide Society
My Revenge
Snap
Creepin’ Again
Narcotic Avenue
The One You Serve
Break, Enter
Death Scent
Every Minute

Metal fans all across the world are aware of Annihilator’s stellar, energetic and “real” live shows. Drum monster Mike Harshaw continues on for his 4th year with the band, one familiar name returns & another is born: bassist Cam Dixon (from “King of the Kill” era) returns to the fold & guitarist Aaron Homma makes his debut with the band.

Aside from the band’s upcoming, scheduled devastation at some of Europe’s mega-summer festivals (ex. Wacken Open Air), Annihilator will be headlining Europe this fall on their “EUROPE IN THE BLOOD” tour 2015. Talks are underway to bring the band to South America, Japan and likely North America in 2016.

ANNIHILATOR Summer Festival appearances 2015:
24/07/2015 ESP Barcelona Rock Fest
31/07/2015 GER Wacken Wacken Open Air
02/08/2015 TÜR Istanbul Rock Off Festival
06/08/2015 TCH Josefov Brutal Assault Festival
08/08/2015 FIN Oulu Jalometalli Festival
09/08/2015 BEL Kortrijk Alcatraz Festival

“EUROPE IN THE BLOOD” tour 2015
30/09/2015 UK Birmingham - O2 Academy
01/10/2015 IRELAND Dublin - Button Factory
02/10/2015 UK Glasgow - O2 ABC 2 Glasgow
03/10/2015 UK Sheffield - O2 Academy
04/10/2015 UK London - O2 Academy Islington
06/10/2015 FRANCE Paris - Divan du Monde
08/10/2015 SPAIN Bilbao - Santana 27
09/10/2015 PORTUGAL Porto - Hard Club
10/10/2015 SPAIN Madrid - But
11/10/2015 SPAIN Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
13/10/2015 SWITZERLAND Pratteln - Z7
14/10/2015 ITALY Brescia - Circolo Colony
15/10/2015 SLOVENIA Ljubljana - Kino Siska
16/10/2015 SERBIA Belgrade - Dom omladine
17/10/2015 ROMANIA Bucharest - Maximum Rock Festival
19/10/2015 HUNGARY Budapest - A 38
20/10/2015 AUSTRIA Wörgl - Komma
21/10/2015 AUSTRIA Wien - Szene
22/10/2015 CZECH REPUBLIC Zlin - Masters Of Rock Cafe
23/10/2015 POLAND Krakow - Fabryka
24/10/2015 POLAND Warsawa - Proxima
25/10/2015 GERMANY Berlin - Lido
27/10/2015 DENMARK Kolding - Godset
28/10/2015 GERMANY Hamburg - Grünspan
29/10/2015 GERMANY Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
30/10/2015 GERMANY München - Backstage Halle
31/10/2015 GERMANY Karlsruhe - Substage
02/11/2015 GERMANY Nürnberg - Hirsch
03/11/2015 LUXEMBURG Luxembourg - Den Atelier
04/11/2015 NETHERLANDS Tilburg - O13
05/11/2015 NETHERLANDS Haarlem - Patronaat
06/11/2015 BELGIUM Kortrijk - De Kreun
07/11/2015 GERMANY Bochum - Zeche
08/11/2015 GERMANY Köln - Underground
13/11/2015 RUSSIA Saint Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya
14/11/2015 RUSSIA Moscow - Volta

 Ignite Renew Deal With Century Media Records.

IgniteFriday 3rd July 2015
Orange County outfit IGNITE and Century Media Records are happy to announce that they have renewed their long-time business relationship with IGNITE signing a new worldwide deal with Century Media Records.

Expect a brand new album and follow up to their 2006 album 'Our Darkest Days' out before the end of 2015! The yet untitled album was recorded over the course of a year with producer Cameron Webb who didn’t just record 'Our Dakest Days' with IGNITE, but also worked with diverse artists such as Motörhead, Social Distortion, Alkaline Trio or Pennywise just to mention a few.

Zoli Teglas (vocals) can already shed some light on some of the topics on the upcoming album such as bullying, the trappings and pitfalls of what some call the progress of today's world, to the mass media and its filtered information that he feels is molded to suit eco political goals for the occupation of natural resources to the oppression of peoples. Zoli also hits upon topics such as racism and prejudice in America and the insanity of war told to him from the stories of hardship and perseverance of his immigrant family while making their journey west through war torn Europe finally ending up in Los Angeles California.

Additionally there is a song called 'Nothing Can Stop Me' that they have been playing live already. The song is dedicated to a friend of theirs who is fighting a brain tumor.

Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLgDc0656R4 and take a minute to support https://www.facebook.com/awerenessforbetterdays.

There cannot be any doubt that IGNITE are as powerful and vocal as ever.

Don’t miss IGNITE this Summer at the following dates:

IGNITE
02.07.2015 (HU) Sopron - VOLT Festival
03.07.2015 (CZ) Tabor - Mighty Sounds
04.07.2015 (SL) Cunovo - Riot River
05.07.2015 (HR) Zagreb - Vintage Industrial Bar
07.08.2015 (DE) Sulingen - Reload Festival
08.08.2015 (DE) Püttlingen - Rocko del Schlacko
09.08.2015 (UK) Blackpool - Rebellion Festival
10.08.2015 (UK) Newcastle - Think Tank
11.08.2015 (UK) Glasgow - Classic Grand
12.08.2015 (UK) Bristol - Exchange
13.08.2015 (UK) Norwich - Epic
14.08.2015 (UK) Port Lympne - Hevy Fest

 V Festival Completes Line Up.

V FestivalFriday 3rd July 2015
Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media, is proud to announce the addition of legendary hip-hop pioneers, De La Soul to its 20th anniversary line-up. The game-changing trio will give crowds a hotly anticipated comeback performance, alongside an eclectic mix of the biggest hit-makers and rising stars of the moment.

Pendulum (DJ set), MNEK, The Coronas, Conor Maynard, Shift K3Y, Sinead Harnett, Seafret, Zac Samuel, James Glover and Nick Jonas, will complete the line-up of the summer.

Over 150,000 fans will get the chance to see the newly announced acts perform across the weekend, as they join Calvin Harris, Kasabian, Sam Smith, The Script, Stereophonics, Ellie Goulding and Spotify’s most sought-after names of 2015, George Ezra, James Bay and Hozier.

De La Soul’s Kelvin Mercer said: “Every time we perform in the UK we get the best reception, from the craziest crowds! V Festival 2015 is going to be the biggest rave of the year, so we’re looking forward to being on that stage and joining the party!”

Grammy-nominated MNEK said: “This year has been a whirlwind and it’s not over yet. I’m so chuffed to be part of such a brilliant line-up and can’t wait to get out there.”

Nick Jonas commented: “I'm honoured to join such an incredible line up at the 20th anniversary of V Festival. My fans have been very supportive of my new music so I'm really excited to perform for them at one of the UK’s greatest festivals.”

The hottest names in music will be performing alongside hilarious comedy headliners including Russell Kane, Frankie Boyle, Shappi Khorsandi and Matt Richardson, who will all take centre stage in the Glee Club Comedy Tent.

V Festival today also announces its stage splits for 2015:

Saturday 22nd August – Weston Park / Sunday 23rd August – Hylands Park

VIRGIN MEDIA STAGE:
Calvin Harris, The Script, Ellie Goulding, George Ezra, The Kooks, Ella Henderson, Gregory Porter, Imelda May

MTV STAGE:
Stereophonics, Clean Bandit, Kodaline, The Charlatans, Sigma, Maverick Sabre, Ella Eyre, Echo and the Bunnymen, Scouting for Girls, Hilltop Hoods

THE ARENA:
Paloma Faith, Jessie Ware, Duke Dumont, De La Soul, LunchMoney Lewis, Nick Jonas, Wretch 32, Conor Maynard, Lawson, Indiana

THE DANCE TENT:
Oliver Heldens, Philip George, Toddla T, Goldie, Marvin Humes presents Luvbug, Moxie, James Glover (Saturday and Sunday at Weston Park)

Saturday 22nd August – Hylands Park / Sunday 23rd August – Weston Park

VIRGIN MEDIA STAGE:
Kasabian, Sam Smith, Hozier, Courteeners, Annie Mac, James Bay, Marina & the Diamonds, The Proclaimers

MTV STAGE:
Olly Murs, Tom Jones, Chvrches, Labrinth, Mark Ronson DJ Set, Jess Glynne, Fuse ODG, Reverend and the Makers, Bleachers, The Coronas

THE ARENA:
Nero, Andy C, Example + DJ Wire, Pendulum DJ Set, Tove Lo, MNEK, Aston Merrygold, Sinead Harnett, Seafret

THE DANCE TENT:
Hannah Wants, DJ EZ, Mistajam, My Nu Leng, Shift K3Y, Alex Adair, Sam Feldt, Zac Samuel (Saturday and Sunday at Hylands Park)

 Reading And Leeds Festival Gets Bigger.

Reading And LeedsFriday 3rd July 2015
With eight weeks to go until the Festival gates open, the line-up for the Alternative Stage at Reading & Leeds has been announced. With tickets for both sites still available there’s never been a better time to buy a ticket. On top of the already huge line-up including headliners Mumford and Sons, Metallica and The Libertines comes a host of the best in comedy and alternative talent from the UK and beyond plus the annual after-hours takeover from Transgressive Records.

Heading up proceedings on the comedy front is TV favourite Milton Jones, whose regular appearances on ‘Mock The Week’ along with multiple Radio 4 shows has made him the leader of the pack when it comes to deadpan comedy. With sidesplitting one-liners aplenty, his Reading & Leeds performance is not to be missed. Bringing the jokes outside of the 140 character limit, Rob Delaney will also be making appearances at Reading & Leeds, proving his worth as an acclaimed stand up comedian after finding fame through making jokes on Twitter. Also heading for Leeds will be Adam Buxton of BBC6 Music fame who will perform his BFI London show BUG. TV joker Russell Kane will also be bringing his hugely popular brand of comedy to the festival, offering a rare chance to see the funnyman outside of the huge venues he’s already playing around the country.

With a line-up also including the brilliant ‘Stand Up For The Week’ regular and star of BBC’s Twenty Twelve Sara Pascoe and Canadian Comedy star Katherine Ryan who was a breakout star on Live At The Apollo both of whom who you’ll have seen on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI, Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week. They are joined by wild haired standup and Virtually Famous TV star Seann Walsh, fast rising UK star Daniel Sloss and ‘Show Me The Funny’ finalist Tiffany Stevenson, The Alternative Stage is truly one of the must see parts of the festival.

The comedy bill expands even further with the delightfully cutting Stephen K Amos, the hugely inventive Abandoman, Radio 1 star Tom Deacon, the man from TV’s Uncle and Heavy Entertainment; Nick Helm, panel-show favourite the hilarious Holly Walsh, the fearlessly funny Suzi Ruffell, metalhead Andrew O’Neill, comedian and captain of ITV’s Reality Bites Joel Dommett, online superstar, fantastic comic and Beyoncé enthusiast Luisa Omielan, impractical joker Paul McCaffrey,Viral Tap and Xtra Factor star Matt Richardson, Edinburgh 2014 Best Newcomer Award winner Alex Edelman, BBC regular and break out star Dane Baptiste, Magician and Comic just returned from dazzling Las Vegas the side-splittingly funny Piff The Magic Dragon, sketch icons Wit Tank, fast-rising star David Morgan the newly announced co-host of ITV’s SafeWord, and finally everyone’s favourite from Channel 4’s Mr Drew’s School for Boys teacher and rapper, Mark Grist.

The famous Alternative Stage is far more than just another festival comedy tent though, as it bills some of the best in forward thinking music and spoken word. Fast gaining a name as one of the UK’s most vital talents after appearing on the BBC Sound of 2015 longlist, George The Poet will be bringing his incredible, realistic, unafraid hybrid of spoken word and hip hop to the festival, which is sure to be an unforgettable moment of the weekend. Another huge name joining the bill is Jaguar Skills who will be spinning some of his most notable, eclectic, multi-genre mixes, alongside London-based electronica and Techno producer Max Cooper who is making his Leeds Festival debut.

On top of this, Transgressive’s annual takeover brings together another hotly anticipated late-night line-up to Reading & Leeds. Fresh after celebrating their 10th anniversary at the festival last year, the independent label is bringing another specially curated bill that is their biggest yet. Hi-jacking the Saturday and Sunday nights in Leeds, the stage will run from 9.30pm until late, featuring a host of emerging and established talent throughout the weekend. Grime hero Wiley will be bringing his fantastic and ferocious live show to the tent in the wake of his critically acclaimed album Snakes and Ladders, released at the end of 2014 to huge fanfare. Looking to the future stars of the genre, Novelist will be also be making an appearance, while the likes of Jackmaster, Madame X and DJ Target will get crowds moving throughout the weekend.

Transgressive will be taking over Reading by bringing Dj-ing talent to a Silent Disco in the Alternative Stage courtesy of Alt J, Palma Violets, Peace and BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens and Jen Long, which looks set to be nothing short of spectacular.

All of this sits alongside parties from Buttoned Down Disco and a series of extra special DJ sets from The Libertines’ Gary Powell and The Kooks’ Hugh Harris for Propaganda.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Reading & Leeds 2015 are on sale now.
Weekend tickets £205.00 plus £8.00 booking fee + postage ? Day tickets Friday / Saturday / Sunday £59.50 plus £7.00 booking fee + postage ? Early entry permits £20 ? Campervan permits £75.00 ? Lockers £16.00 ? Reading car parking £10.00 ? Camping is included with weekend tickets only Securing your ticket is even easier with the £50 instalment plan. To save a spot at Reading & Leeds 2015, simply put down £50 to bag your place, then pay the balance in monthly instalments.

Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person/address/payment card for those booking by telephone or online.

 Cradle Of Filth Announce October UK Tour.

Cradle Of FilthFriday 3rd July 2015
Cradle Of Filth one of the greatest and most influential British metal bands of all time are pleased to announce a run of UK tour dates this October in
celebration of latest endeavour and opus nocturne entitled ‘Hammer Of The Witches’ – out on 10th July.

Fiendish main man and vocalist Dani Filth had to say regarding the announcement;

“CRADLE Of FILTH are extremely pleased to be hitting the European road in support of our latest album, 'Hammer Of The Witches', even more so now that British dates have been indelibly grafted onto the beginning!

The band is sounding better than ever and are exhilarated to be starting our world tour here in England, at Rottingham Knock City nonetheless, the proverbial hub of heavy metal!

We have an amazing setlist prepared already and everyone, including our infamous Crewdle Of Filth, are chomping at the bit to get out there and start levelling cities with our unique brand of raucous, Hellish music and stage production.

So, long live the 'Filth and see you out there on the open field of battle!
Wielding the Witch hammers,
Your fiend, Dani”

‘Hammer Of The Witches’ stands out as a milestone in Cradle’s lengthy history. It continues their grand tradition of infusing every album with a unique atmosphere and conceptual elements that embolden the songs' dramatic execution. It is classic Cradle from start to finish. And with typically mischievous aplomb, the album's title gleefully flips the historical script, turning the tables on the gruesome witch hunts of 16th and 17th century Europe and exacting some hard-earned vengeance on behalf of all of those who suffered persecution at the hands of religious zealots during that turbulent period in history.

Having been three years since the release of their previous album, this has been the longest gap in the band's murky history. And the wait is nearing completion.

Tour Dates are as follows;
(inc. ticket links)
16th October – Nottingham, Rock City
17th October – Bristol, Motion
18th October – Norwich, Waterfront, UEA
20th October – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
21st October – Glasgow, Garage
22nd October – Manchester, Academy 2
23rd October – London, Koko

‘Hammer Of The Witches’ is due for global release on 10th July via Nuclear Blast.

It is the first Nuclear Blast album to have a Global Release Date.

 Northlane Unleash Video For 'Leech'.

NorthlaneFriday 3rd July 2015
Northlane have released a lyric video for Leech, the track that was hidden in various corners of the internet last week as part of a cryptic puzzle. By following the hashtag #nl6633 posted across over two dozen different Twitter accounts, fans were directed to 26 separate slices of the track that were presented in no particular order, and then had to put them together. The answer had been released over a month earlier, hidden in the final frame of a supposedly unrelated video.

WATCH 'LEECH' NOW

Node is available worldwide for pre-order including a limited edition boxset that features eleven 7” vinyl records that include instrumental b-sides. Also available is 12” Vinyl, CD, Digital Downloads, Merchandise and skateboards. Every pre-order will receive an instant download of ‘Obelisk'. For more information, head to http://unfdcentral.com/node

Node will be released via UNFD and its associated partners worldwide on July 24, including Rise (USA) and New Damage (Canada).

NORTHLANE
UK TOUR DATES
4th October Bristol Fleece
5th October Birmingham Asylum
6th October Glasgow Classic Grand
7th October Manchester Club Academy
8th October London O2 Islington
9th October Southampton Talking Heads

 Lamb Of God stream New Song 'Overlord'.

Lamb Of GodFriday 3rd July 2015
American metal titans LAMB OF GOD have just revealed the official music video for the brand new track “Overlord” via https://www.lamb-of-god.com . As with “512”, “Overlord” is directed by Jorge Torres-Torres. Watch “Overlord” Here.

“Overlord” is the second official music video to be released in support of the band’s upcoming seventh full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, hitting stores and digital retailers on July 24, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

“Overlord” is what some may consider the most unique and versatile track on the record – a new play on the revered LAMB OF GOD sound. The track “Overlord” uniquely features clean vocals and lyrics penned by vocalist Randy Blythe, and the video itself features his own personal concept and treatment.

“For years I've wished that I could have a movie camera directly linked to my brain so that some of the ideas I see in my mind's eye could be translated into film for others to watch,” Blythe begins. “Although that is obviously an impossibility (and probably a good thing- I find many things amusing that might not be so funny to everyone else), the video for "Overlord" is the next best thing for me. I came up with the idea and wrote the treatment for this video myself- to see Jorge (the director) take my concept, add his own touches, and use his technical know-how to translate my "mental script" into a suitably dark visual narrative is just an awesome, awesome experience for me.

I wrote the song about the dangers of self-obsession in our distressingly myopic and increasingly entitled "me-now/now-me" culture; just like the couple in the video, many people can't seem to look past their own relatively small problems to see the bigger picture: the world is in serious trouble. Having a bad day at work, or a fight with your significant other, or getting a crappy haircut or table service does not in any way shape or form constitute an emergency. Sometimes things just don't work out the way we want them to- deal with it. People who only see their own problems eventually wind up alone because no one wants to hear their crap anymore- we all know someone like that, always whining and complaining about some inconsequential setback as if it were the apocalypse. This song is for those people.

Oh yeah- if you're out and about, watching the video on your pocket hate machine (mobile phone), try not to wander into traffic. A little situational awareness goes a long way."

VII: Sturm Und Drang is produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur with engineering by Wilbur, Nick Rowe, and Kyle McAulay, and was recorded in California.

LAMB OF GOD tour the USA this summer with Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White.

 Soulfly Release New Lyric Video.

SoulflyFriday 3rd July 2015
Metal icons SOULFLY have released a lyric video for the brand new song 'We Sold Our Souls To Metal' - listen to the track on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4YXRxGJPV2I

Max Cavalera commented: “This lyric video is a celebration of all forms of Metal. This song was written as an anthem for Metalheads all over the world! We gathered footage and photos from our Tribe, showing how free the spirit of Metal really is. Respect!”

The song comes from their upcoming 10th studio album, Archangel, which will be released on August 14th (worldwide) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

”I am so proud to be releasing SOULFLY’s tenth album”, previously stated founder / vocalist / guitarist Max. “I feel it is my most mystic album since Prophecy. The guest collaborations have always been a trademark of SOULFLY and Archangel is no different! We can’t wait to play this live for the worldwide tribe!”

Archangel was produced and mixed by Matt Hyde (SLAYER, BEHEMOTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM). The stunning cover artwork created by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM).

Pre-order Archangel in a variety of standard and limited edition formats: http://nblast.de/SoulflyArchangel

Check out the track list for all formats and list of guest performers on the album below:


ARCHANGEL TRACK LIST:
1. We Sold Our Souls To Metal
2. Archangel
3. Sodomites (feat. Todd Jones of NAILS)
4. Ishtar Rising
5. Live Life Hard! (feat. Matt Young of KING PARROT)
6. Shamash
7. Bethlehem’s Blood
8. Titans
9. Deceiver
10. Mother Of Dragons (feat. Richie Cavalera of INCITE, Igor Cavalera of LODY KONG, Anahid M.O.P.)
BONUS TRACKS FOR CD/DVD SPECIAL EDITION:
11. You Suffer (NAPALM DEATH cover)
12. Acosador Nocturno
13. Soulfly X

SPECIAL EDITION ONLY: Bonus DVD: Live At Hellfest 2014
1. Cannibal Holocaust
2. Refuse/Resist
3. Bloodshed
4. Back To The Primitive
5. Seek 'N' Strike
6. Tribe
7. Rise Of The Fallen
8. Revengeance
9. Roots Bloody Roots
10. Jumpdafuckup/Eye For An Eye

 Bloodstock Open Air Announces Day Tickets.

Bloodstock Open AirFriday 3rd July 2015
Just five short weeks ‘til they open the gates at Catton Park and the metal hoardes flood on to the hallowed turf for BLOODSTOCK 2015!

In celebration, BLOODSTOCK are releasing their day tickets at 9am on Wednesday 1st July. Tickets are priced at £60 each, plus booking fee and are available from http://www.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956. If you can’t make it for the whole weekend, come join the metal party for just one day and catch one of 2015’s headliners, TRIVIUM, WITHIN TEMPTATION or ROB ZOMBIE, plus much, much more.

Following the success of 2014’s debut outing, BLOODSTOCK is delighted to announce that the Rock and Metal (RAM) Gallery will once again be part of the festival’s on-site attractions.

Showcasing a selection of art and memorabilia, the exhibition will expand on last year’s event and will feature work by BLOODSTOCK co-founder Paul Raymond Gregory, himself an acclaimed artist with an extensive body of work which includes many famous album sleeves and monolithic pieces inspired by the writings of JRR Tolkien.

Returning again this year is the amazing guitar maker/luthier, Cynosure. Working to re-define the guitar not just as a functional instrument, but as a working, playable piece of art, he will present several of his unique creations including the brand new RAM Guitar, specially commissioned by Paul Raymond Gregory. Click for more info at www.cynosureguitars.com/ or www.facebook.com/CynosureGuitars.

Renowned artist Mark Wilkinson will also have works on display. Mark is the mastermind behind many iconic albums sleeves for Marillion, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and The Darkness, amongst others. 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Marillion’s iconic third album, ‘Misplaced Childhood’, so Mark’s inclusion in the gallery is especially timely. More of Mark’s work can be viewed at his website, www.the-masque.com.

Emphasizing the link between music, imagery and the written word, the exhibition will also feature the work of photographers and authors. Fiaz Farrelly and Alison Richards will both be displaying a selection of their dynamic rock photography, while Ramon Martos, author of ‘…And Justice For Art – Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers’ and Alex Lewis, author of ‘J.R.R.Tolkien: Codemaker, Spy-master, Hero’, will also be represented. Ramon’s book tells the tales behind some of metal’s best-known album sleeves, while Alex’s work on Tolkien brings together Paul Raymond Gregory’s own Tolkien-inspired creations and the enormous influence that The Lord Of The Rings and Tolkien’s other writings have had on metal music.
More information on exhibitors is available at Paul’s website, www.studio54.co.uk.

Professionally hung, lit and housed in a specially constructed space, the exhibition marks a step in the long term goal of establishing a new permanent rock venue, with Paul returning to his roots as an artist & gallery owner in support of both art and music. The proposed venue in Derbyshire would include a live music space with bar, rehearsal and recording facilities, and a permanent exhibition space. A true hub for British rock and metal in the heart of the Midlands, the true birthplace of metal. Check out more on Paul’s idea here: www.studio54.co.uk/index.php/rock-and-metal-museum/

If you’re travelling to BLOODSTOCK by train, don’t forget to book your Big Green Coach shuttle bus tickets to get you & your camping gear from Lichfield City rail station to the festival site. There’s still time to book coach travel from 26 different locations around the country or a coach & festival ticket package. Check out all the info & ticket options at http://goo.gl/23pfik.

Tickets for BLOODSTOCK 2015 are available via the 24hr ticketline at 0871 230 5584 or online at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956, priced at the very reasonable £135 (plus booking fee) for a four-day Thursday through Sunday weekend ticket with camping. VIP packages and upgrades are also available, plus pre-booked car parking pitches at a cheaper rate than ‘on the day’. Camper van pitches are now all SOLD OUT!

All these killer bands are on the bill! Friday’s headliner TRIVIUM and special guests SABATON, Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE and special guests BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH D.T.A, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, NAPALM DEATH, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, ENSIFERUM, AGALLOCH, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, ENSLAVED, RAGING SPEEDHORN, XERATH and WOLF. Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, there’s headliners DELAIN, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, GODFLESH and ARNOCORPS, LAWNMOWER DETH, MORDRED, ETHEREAL, ONSLAUGHT, OAF, CONAN, PLANET OF ZEUS, GODSIZED, plus many more.

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.

 Spector Announce UK Dates.

SpectorFriday 3rd July 2015
Having impressed fans and critics alike with the singles ‘All The Sad Young Men’ and ‘Bad Boyfriend’, Spector release their eagerly anticipated second album ‘Moth Boys’ on August 21st on Fiction Records. Produced by the band with Dev Hynes, Duncan Mills and Adam Jaffrey, it marks a huge leap forward for the London four piece.

Make no mistake about it, Spector are like no one else. Led by enigmatic frontman and lyricist Fred Macpherson, with Jed Cullen (guitar), Danny Blandy (keyboards) and Tom Shickle (bass), this revamped line-up have been busy proving they’re here to stay, setting the internet alight and taking an irresistible live show to sold out venues around London and festivals all over the country.

First single and live anthem ‘All The Sad Young Men’ was the perfect introduction to their newly refined, sophisticated sound, described perfectly by The Quietus as a track putting “empty-hearted decadence onto a burnished Simple Minds chorus that soars”. Building on this, album track ‘Kyoto Garden’ shows a matured band who have developed a lighter touch to song writing. Glistening synths and a hypnotic beat provide a majestic backing to a tender, impassioned vocal from Macpherson.

Spector play:
OCTOBER

Tue 13th BRISTOL, Thekla
Wed 14th BIRMINGHAM, Library
Thurs 15th NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
Sat 17th MANCHESTER, Gorilla
Sun 18th NEWCASTLE, Cluny
Tue 20th EDINBURGH, Electric Circus
Wed 21st GLASGOW, King Tut’s
Thu 22nd Liverpool, Academy 2
Sat 24th SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
Sun 25th LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
Tue 27th BRIGHTON, Patterns
Wed 28th OXFORD, O2 Academy 2
Thu 29th LONDON, Heaven

 The Wonder years Announce New Album.

The Wonder YearsFriday 3rd July 2015
The Wonder Years have announced the upcoming release of their highly anticipated fifth studio album, ‘No Closer To Heaven,’ which will be released September 4th, 2015 via Hopeless Records. A brand new song and music video for ‘Cardinals’ is now streaming on the band’s official website here: www.thewonderyearsband.com
The 13-track album, recorded and produced by Steve Evetts and mixed by Phil Nicolo, is now available for pre-order. ‘Cardinals’ will be offered as an instant grat track when pre-ordered digitally or physically. Fans can check out bundle options and pre-order at www.thewonderyearsband.com

‘No Closer To Heaven’ Track Listing:
1. Brothers &
2. Cardinals
3. A Song For Patsy Cline
4. I Don't Like Who I Was Then
5. Cigarettes & Saints
6. The Bluest Things On Earth
7. A Song For Ernest Hemingway
8. Thanks For The Ride
9. Stained Glass Ceilings (Featuring Jason Aalon Butler)
10. I Wanted So Badly To Be Brave
11. You In January
12. Palm Reader
13. No Closer To Heaven

Currently performing on the main stage for the entire 2015 Vans Warped Tour in their native US, The Wonder Years were recently announced as main support to Enter Shikari on their 2016 UK arena tour, which will take place in February next year.

The Wonder Years Upcoming UK Tour Dates
Supporting Enter Shikari:
FEBRUARY
18 - GLASGOW Academy
19 - EDINBURGH Corn Exchange
20 - NOTTINGHAM Arena
22 - BOURNEMOUTH International Centre
23 - CARDIFF Arena
25 - MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse
27 - LONDON Alexandra Palace

 New Years Day Unleash New Video.

New Years DayFriday 3rd July 2015
NEW YEARS DAY are creating a huge buzz this summer and the group’s first look into their highly anticipated new full-length album 'Malevolence' is via the dynamic new track 'Kill or Be Killed' which can be streamed via their official new music video at the link below. The new effort is set for an October release through Another Century.

Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/FDIqbM_Q1gE

Ash Costello (vocals) states: "'Kill or Be Killed' is a song we loved making because it's about taking control of your life when others want you to fail. It encompasses the idea that we are all messed up and sometimes we have to make decisions before they are made for us. It also has been so much fun to play on Warped Tour each day because it's jumpy and I love seeing the kids bounce with us."

 The Darkness Release New Single.

The DarknessFriday 3rd July 2015
Having recently stormed Download with a secret set backed with a crowd of barbarians (and a 30 row strong crowd outside the tent!) The Darkness unleash a new single on 21st August. ‘Last of Our Kind’ is the title track of their recent 4th album which entered the UK charts at No. 12 on its release in June. The song has been described as 'part Van Halen, part Waterboys, ALL The Darkness'. It features a record-smashing choir of several thousand Darkness enthusiasts (The Darkness Army) who each contributed their individual performances using the Internet service. The single, described by one reviewer as “(the track’s) effortlessly catchy hooks and righteous leads deliver pure rock perfection”, is a stomping rocker which demands hands be thrown in the air (when not playing air guitar on the excellent solo).

The album ‘Last of Our Kind’ has received some of the best reviews of the bands career to date with Classic Rock proclaiming it “A glorious return to form for the flamboyant rockers … they’ve only gone and made their finest album since Permission To Land” whilst Total Guitar said “Their very British blend of battle rock and classy ballads still hits the spot.”

The band have also announced a UK tour for November/December where they will entertain and astonish fans all over the country with their marvelous tunes and killer riffs. A few UK festival spots will also warm them up nicely.

new single: ‘LAST OF OUR KIND’ - 21st August 2015

Summer:
4 July WICKLOW, Groove Festival (Ireland)
5 July WATERFORD, Daytripper Festival (Ireland)
12 July CHELMSFORD, Brownstock Festival
9 August NEWQUAY, Boardmasters Festival
30 August PORTSMOUTH, Victorious Festival

Winter:
30 November NORWICH, Open
1 December CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
2 December NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
4 December NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
5 December GLASGOW, O2 Academy
9 December LEEDS, O2 Academy
10 December MANCHESTER, Academy
11 December BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
13 December BRISTOL, O2 Academy
14 December SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall
15 December BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavillion
17 December BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
19 December OXFORD, O2 Academy
20 December LONDON, Roundhouse

Tickets on sale now priced £25.00 & London £27.50 adv.
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/the-darkness-tickets

 The Dead Daisies Announce December UK Headline Tour.

The Dead DaisiesFriday 3rd July 2015
The Daisies have just completed an impressive European tour with KISS on the latest leg of their 40th Anniversary World Tour. Along the way, they left a pile of fans in their wake with monster sets at the largest rock festivals in Europe including Download (UK), Rockavaria (Germany), Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium) and more. Kerrang! Was on hand and observed, “Sunday morning at Donington Park is rarely the most energetic of moments but The Dead Daisies all-star cast do a sterling job of banishing hangovers with slick-as-a-Vaselined-otter classic rock.” Witness the massive crowds and extensive video footage at the band’s website.

Following their massive success in Europe, The Daisies are excited to announce a run of UK shows and a special performance in Paris, France. The tour kicks off on Nov 27th in Paris, after a whirlwind media tour and show with KISS at Le Zenith left the Parisians wanting more. The band then heads to South Wales on December 4th to play the 3rd annual Planet Rockstock. The Daisies will be playing alongside rockers The Darkness and Danko Jones, amongst others at the 3 day festival of live rock ‘n’ roll hosted by Planet Rock radio. The band will be doing a special signing for the fans after each and every show so be sure to come along and say hi.

The Daisies’ powerhouse lineup for this tour will be John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, RATT), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses, Hookers & Blow), Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses, The Psychedelic Furs), David Lowy (Mink, Red Phoenix) and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Obourne, Billy Idol).

“Been enjoying The UK Fans for a quite a few years now” says bassist Marco Mendoza. “I have a strong connection with the UK having been there with many different projects for quite a few years. This time I'm especially excited to come to the UK with The Dead Daisies in support of our new release ‘Revolución’, I know it’s going to be GREAT!!!, CAN’T WAIT!!!”

The Dead Daisies – UK & France Tour Dates
Fri 27th Nov Paris, Divan du Monde
Fri 4th Dec Trecco Bay, Planet Rockstock
Sat 5th Dec Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Sun 6th Dec Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Tue 8th Dec Glasgow, Cathouse
Wed 9th Dec Newcastle, Academy 2
Thu 10th Dec Manchester, Academy 3
Fri 11th Dec London, Garage

 Skindred To Release New Album In October.

SkindredFriday 3rd July 2015
SKINDRED are pleased to announce a full UK headline tour in November 2015. The tour will support the imminent release of ‘Volume’, their brand new studio album due out through Napalm Records on the 30th October 2015.

After a sold out Arena run with Steel Panther, a remarkable Camden Rocks performance, two sold out Hit The Deck headline slots and a host of European festival shows (including Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany with Foo Fighters and Slipknot) already in 2015, Skindred announce a UK November headline tour with Crossfaith & Hed PE as support.

The band are currently putting finishing touches to their 6th studio album, entitled ‘Volume’, which will be the bands first release on Napalm Records. The album was recorded at The Strongroom studio in East London and was produced by longtime collaborator James 'Lerock' Loughrey (previously worked with the likes of White Zombie, Depeche Mode, Manic Street Preachers).

Skindred are the best live band in the UK. In 2014 the band played to audiences across the world, with a string of high profile festival slots – including Download, Hurricane, Bestival and Polish Woodstock – along with sold-out headline tours at venues such as London’s Forum. The band has sold more than half a million records worldwide during their career to date.

Dates:
Wed 4th Nov 2015 Southampton Guildhall
Thu 5th Nov Norwich UEA
Fri 6th Nov Nottingham Rock City
Sat 7th Nov Manchester Academy
Sun 8th Nov Newcastle Academy
Tue 10th Nov Glasgow ABC
Wed 11th Nov Leeds Stylus
Thu 12th Nov Bristol Academy (10pm curfew)
Fri 13th Nov Birmingham Institute
Sat 14th Nov London Brixton Academy

 Crazy Town To Release New Album.

Crazy TownFriday 3rd July 2015
Crazy Town have revealed the details for their upcoming new album, ‘The Brimstone Sluggers’, which is set for release on 28th August via Membran/The Orchard. Produced by Bret ‘Epic’ Mazur, it is stylistically a follow up to the band's platinum selling debut, ‘The Gift Of Game’, which included the massive hit single 'Butterfly'. The new album features guest appearances by Tom Dumont of No Doubt, DJ AM, Madchild and Bishop Lamont.

Spearheaded by the duo of Seth ‘Shifty Shellshock’ Binzer and Bret ‘Epic’ Mazur, Crazy Town combine hip-hop’s lyrical attitude with the grooves of an alt-rock record. This combination yielded the group a number one hit in 2001, when ‘Butterfly’ topped the Billboard 100 and helped push the band's debut album, ‘The Gift Of Game’, to platinum status and a main stage slot at Ozzfest. The group's follow-up, ‘Dark Horse’, was released in 2002 and included the rock hit ‘Drowning’. Most recently, Crazy Town frontman Seth Brooks Binzer (aka Shifty Shellshock) has garnered widespread attention for his appearances on VH1's Celebrity Rehab and Sober House reality shows.

The tracklisting for ‘The Brimstone Sluggers’ is as follows:

01 - Come Inside
02 - Light The Way
03 - Born To Raise Hell [feat. J Angel and DJ AM]
04 - Ashes [feat. Tom Dumont of No Doubt]
05 - Megatron
06 - Backpack [feat. Bishop Lamont]
07 - A Little More Time [feat. Koko Laroo]
08 - Keys [feat. Madchild]
09 - Lemonface
10 - Baby You Don't Know
11 - My Place
12 - West Coast
13 - Megatron (Alternate Version)

 Alice Cooper Announces UK Shows.

Alice CooperFriday 3rd July 2015
Because Halloween would just not be the same without the king of horror rock, the mighty Alice Cooper’s always highly-anticpated All Hallow’s Eve trip to the UK returns for 2015.

Having previously celebrated his favourite holiday in style in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, the Alice Cooper show returns to the UK for two special nights at Plymouth Pavilions (Oct 29) and Swindon Oasis (Oct 30) with blood, guts, gore and some of the greatest rock and roll music in history.

After an illustrious career as one of the most influential figures in music, Alice is still picking up the plaudits. He recently received the coveted and rarely awarded Legend prize at the Kerrang! Awards and his radio show Nights With Alice Cooper on Planet Rock won Best Radio Show. Fans include everyone from the Sex Pistols to Lady Gaga.

He is also appearing as the ‘Very Special Guest’ on Motley Crue’s farewell “Final Tour” in Europe, having blazed a trail with them across the USA and Australia/New Zealand throughout 2014 and 2015. The UK shows are from Nov 2nd-6th culminating in London SSE Arena, Wembley, the 40th anniversary of his legendary Welcome To My Nightmare tour hitting the same venue.

Until then, join Alice Cooper in all his dark majesty for the ultimate Halloween shows.

ALICE COOPER LIVE:

OCTOBER 2015
THURSDAY 29 PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS
FRIDAY 30 SWINDON OASIS

 Disturbed Back After four Year Hiatus.

DisturbedFriday 3rd July 2015
After a four year hiatus, Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum hard rock titans Disturbed have announced their return with their sixth studio album, entitled Immortalized, to be released August 21 through Reprise Records and is available for pre-order everywhere today . Lead single “The Vengeful One” is out now, along with the accompanying animated video from award-winning filmmaker Phil Mucci. The upcoming release follows 2010’s gold-certified Asylum, Disturbed’s fourth consecutive #1 on the Billboard Top 200, and the group’s subsequent four-year hiatus, which gave members David Draiman [vocals], Dan Donegan [guitar], Mike Wengren [drums], and John Moyer [bass] the necessary reprieve to make this imminent and deliberate return.

Watch/share the official video for “The Vengeful One”:
http://smarturl.it/thevengefulone

“The idea was to leave when we were at our peak, which we were, and to come back when we felt reinvigorated,” asserts Draiman. “We had basically been going nonstop since 1998,” adds Wengren. “We got to do our own things. It didn’t take too long until the itch started coming back.” And Donegan agrees: “We wanted to return when we collectively had that fire underneath us. We missed it so much that we could tap into this energy and deliver the right album. We did it on our own terms.”

In January 2014, Draiman, Donegan, and Wengren met for dinner in their hometown of Chicago. Shortly thereafter, without notifying friends, families, or their label, the three began to fly back and forth to each other’s respective home studios for writing sessions, marking the beginnings of Immortalized and the first time they collectively wrote together since 2001.

“For this album, everything was written in the same room,” Draiman remarks. “It was wonderful experiencing how it used to be back in the day for us. That became apparent in the material, whether it was the passion of the performance, the power being harnessed, or the feelings evoked. We could feel the difference.”

To push themselves further, the group headed to Las Vegas’ Hideout Recordings to work alongside producer Kevin Churko [Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch]. “The goal was to find a producer we felt creatively comfortable with, but who could challenge us and spark a new evolution,” said Donegan. “Churko did that.”

The resulting record features the unshakable first single “The Vengeful One” – “Musically, it’s got that old school metal sound,” says Donegan. “It’s definitely Disturbed!” – along with an outside-the-box cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence,” unlike anything in the group’s catalog.

“I think the fans will feel like it was worth the wait,” says Donegan. “We’ve been planning this for the past year and keeping it a secret so we can’t wait to hear the response. I hope fans realize we have a lot more left in us. This album reassured me of that. To be away from it for almost 5 years, get back in a room, write together, and tap into that fire is awesome. Part of me didn’t want to leave the studio! We still have a lot more to say. We still have a lot more to do. We’re returning stronger than ever. I think Immortalized shows that.”

Formed in Chicago in 1996, Disturbed have sold 12 million albums globally, scored nine No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio, and had four consecutive albums debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, a feat shared only with Metallica and Dave Matthews Band. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut The Sickness formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by their subsequent gold-, platinum- and double platinum-certified records as well as a Grammy Award nomination in the category of “Best Hard Rock Performance” for “Inside the Fire” in 2009.

Pre-order the album, including deluxe limited edition bundles:
http://smarturl.it/DSTImmortalized

Immortalized Track Listing:
The Eye Of The Storm
Immortalized
The Vengeful One
Open Your Eyes
The Light
What Are You Waiting For
You’re Mine
Who
Save Our Last Goodbye
Fire It Up
The Sound of Silence
Never Wrong
Who Taught You How To Hate
Tyrant*
Legion of Monsters*
The Brave And The Bold*
* Deluxe Only

 The Sword To Release New Album In August.

The SwordFriday 3rd July 2015
Following the worldwide acclaim of their fourth album, Apocryphon, The Sword announce today that they will release their new album, High Country, worldwide through Razor & Tie on August 21st and in France on September 4th. Recorded in Austin, Texas, the album was produced by Adrian Quesada and mixed by J. Robbins. High Country features 15 new compositions and will be released simultaneously in CD and double vinyl formats.

In conjunction with the release of High Country, The Sword will embark on a 25 show tour encompassing Scandinavia, Europe, and the UK. The tour begins on release day, August 21st, at the Pstereo Festival in Trondheim , Norway and ends in Bristol in the UK on September 19th. The band will be touring throughout the remainder of 2015 and 2016.

Dates for the first international leg of the High Country tour are below:

Fri, 21-Aug-2015 Norway Trondheim Pstereo Festival
Sat, 22-Aug-2015 Norway Oslo Parkteatret
Sun, 23-Aug-2015 Sweden Göteborg Sticky Fingers
Tue, 25-Aug-2015 Finland Helsinki Tavastia
Thu, 27-Aug-2015 Sweden Stockholm Debaser Strand
Fri, 28-Aug-2015 Sweden Malmö KB
Sat, 29-Aug-2015 Denmark Copenhagen Lille Vega
Sun, 30-Aug-2015 Germany Hamburg Rock Cafe St Pauli
Mon, 31-Aug-2015 Germany Berlin Magnet
Wed, 02-Sep-2015 Austria Wien Arena
Thu, 03-Sep-2015 Germany Munich Backstage club
Fri, 04-Sep-2015 Italy Milan Legend
Sat, 05-Sep-2015 Austria Salzburg Rockhouse
Sun, 06-Sep-2015 Switzerland Winterthur Salzhaus
Mon, 07-Sep-2015 Germany Stuttgart Universum
Wed, 09-Sep-2015 Belgium Antwerp Trix club
Thu, 10-Sep-2015 Netherlands Tilburg Extase
Fri, 11-Sep-2015 Germany Cologne Luxor
Sat, 12-Sep-2015 France Paris La Boule Noire
Mon, 14-Sep-2015 UK Nottingham Basement
Tue, 15-Sep-2015 UK Glasgow King Tuts
Wed, 16-Sep-2015 UK Manchester Academy 3
Thu, 17-Sep-2015 UK Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Fri, 18-Sep-2015 UK London Underworld
Sat, 19-Sep-2015 UK Bristol The Thekla


 Killing Joke Announce 9 Date UK Tour.

Killing JokeFriday 3rd July 2015
Killing Joke have confirmed a 9 date headline UK tour, starting in Cardiff on October 25th and finishing at the Roundhouse in London on November 6th. This will be the start of an extensive period of touring that will see the legendary and infamous band taking their own particular message to audiences around the world.

Driven by a fierce intelligence plus a thirst for esoteric knowledge that matches a music that is visceral and almost spiritual in its primal spirit, Killing Joke are like no other band. This is a group who came out of punk and then set out on one of the most remarkable and idiosyncratic journeys ever.

Killing Joke, with their original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul continuing to hold firm, Killing Joke release ‘Pylon’, a brand new album, via Spinefarm Records later this year. ‘Pylon’ is the follow-up to the ‘MMXII’ (2012) and ‘Absolute Dissent’ (2010) offerings, both also issued via Spinefarm.

Killing Joke UK tour dates

October
25 Cardiff University Great Hall
26 Brighton Concorde 2
27 Exeter Lemon Grove
28 Nottingham Rock City
31 Birmingham The Institute

November
01 Manchester The Ritz
03 Glasgow O2 ABC
04 Leeds Beckett University
06 London The Roundhouse

 Every Time I Die Announce November UK Tour.

Every Time I DieFriday 3rd July 2015
Perhaps one of the most beloved bands, Every Time I Die are proud to announce a headline run this November with support from the excellent Superheaven (US) and Muck (Iceland).

The 13 date tour will travel through England and Scotland, with a special series of small shows in London. The shows will see 3 different sets each night. Fans are able to purchase a season ticket for all 3, only from LIVE NATION
“If you've ever been to an Every Time I Die show in the UK, you'll understand why we would want to spend almost an entire month playing shows there. Intimate venues, cold pints, good mates. Don't miss out. These gigs will be ledge.” says frontman Keith Buckley.

FULL TOUR DATES BELOW
Nov 06 Southampton, Talking Heads
Nov 07 Plymouth Underground
Nov 08 Bristol The Fleece
Nov 09 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Nov 11 Manchester Sound Control
Nov 12 Glasgow Kings Tuts
Nov 13 Aberdeen Tunnels
Nov 14 Newcastle Riverside
Nov 15 Sheffield Corporation
Nov 17 Birmingham Asylum
Nov 18 London The Dome ETID TAKEOVER
Nov 19 London Borderline ETID TAKEOVER
Nov 20 London Underworld ETID TAKEOVER

 Iron Maiden Announce New Album.

Iron MaidenFriday 3rd July 2015
IRON MAIDEN’s eagerly awaited new studio album The Book Of Souls will be released globally on 4th September through Parlophone Records (Sanctuary Copyrights/BMG in the U.S.A.). It was recorded in Paris with their longstanding producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in late 2014, with the finishing touches added earlier this year. However, the band decided to delay its release so that vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who was recently given the all-clear from a tumour, would have time to recuperate sufficiently to join in the preparations for the album’s launch.
The stunning cover art was created by Mark Wilkinson, who has worked with the band previously, and because this 11-track album has a total running time of 92 minutes, it is IRON MAIDEN’s first ever double studio album. There’s a broader split on the songwriting compared to previous Maiden records, with bassist and founder member Steve Harris contributing to seven of the tracks; six of them with Maiden’s guitarists and one sole composition. This is also the first time since 1984’s Powerslave that an IRON MAIDEN studio album also features two tracks written solely by Bruce Dickinson, one of which is the longest song Maiden has ever recorded! It also features two Dickinson/Smith collaborations.

Steve comments,
“We approached this album in a different way to how we’ve recorded previously. A lot of the songs were actually written while we were there in the studio and we rehearsed and recorded them straight away while they were still fresh, and I think that immediacy really shows in the songs, they have almost a live feel to them, I think. I’m very proud of 'The Book Of Souls', we all are, and we can’t wait for our fans to hear it, and especially to take it out on the road next year!”

Bruce continues,
“We’re really excited about 'The Book Of Souls' and had a fantastic time creating it. We started working on the album in late summer 2014 and recorded it at Guillame Tell Studios in Paris, where we’d done the 'Brave New World' album back in 2000 so the studio holds special memories for all of us. We were delighted to discover the same magical vibe is still alive and very much kicking there! So we immediately felt at home and the ideas just started flowing. By the time we’d finished we all agreed that each track was such an integral part of the whole body of work that if it needed to be a double album, then double it's going to be!”

The full tracklisting is:
Disc 1
1. If Eternity Should Fail (Dickinson) 8:28
2. Speed Of Light (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:01
3. The Great Unknown (Smith/ Harris) 6:37
4. The Red And The Black (Harris) 13:33
5. When The River Runs Deep (Smith/ Harris) 5:52
6. The Book Of Souls (Gers/ Harris) 10:27

Disc 2
7. Death Or Glory (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:13
8. Shadows Of The Valley (Gers/ Harris) 7:32
9. Tears Of A Clown (Smith/ Harris) 4:59
10. The Man Of Sorrows (Murray/ Harris) 6:28
11. Empire Of The Clouds (Dickinson) 18:01

Formats:
2CD deluxe hardbound book limited edition
2CD standard edition
Triple heavyweight black vinyl
High res audio (24-bit Mastered for ITunes and non-Mastered for iTunes)
Standard res audio (16 bit/ 44.1 kHz)

The Book Of Souls is the band’s 16th studio album since their eponymous debut in 1980 charted at #4 in the UK, in a career achieving sales of over 90 million albums worldwide. Their previous album, 2010’s The Final Frontier was Maiden’s most successful chart-wise to date, reaching Number One in 28 countries and was their highest chart debut in the U.S reaching #4 in the Billboard 200.

Due to Bruce’s illness the band had to delay touring plans but promise to be out on the road again early next year, giving time for Bruce to make a full physical recovery to be ready for the rigours of Maiden live performances.

 Pierce The Veil Unleash New Single.

Pierce The VeilFriday 19th June 2015
The prayers of Pierce The Veil fans have been answered: The San Diego, CA four piece released their new single "The Divine Zero" on iTunes today.

“This first single, The Divine Zero, goes out to all of our incredibly supportive fans out there who have been waiting for it!. There is nothing more special to us than being able to share new music with all of you, and this is the very first glimpse into our upcoming album. We’re looking forward to playing this song live and singing along with all of you at the Vans Warped Tour this summer. See you at the shows!” says frontman Vic Fuentes

LISTEN TO THE DIVINE ZERO HERE

"The Divine Zero" is the first song Pierce The Veil has released since the rocket¬ride success of the band's 2012 release, Collide With The Sky, selling nearly 300,000 copies in the U.S. alone. The album features the single "King For A Day" (Feat. Kellin Quinn) which has been certified Gold and has racked up an astounding 50 million YouTube views.

Pierce The Veil has been announced to perform at the Alternative Press Music Awards 2015, where vocalist Vic Fuentes is nominated for Best Vocalist, and guitarist Tony Perry is on the ballot for Best Guitarist. Fans can vote at Altpress.com/APMAS. Last year Pierce The Veil took home 4 awards for "Best Live Band," Best Bassist for Jaime Preciado, Mike Fuentes for Best Drummer, and the band took home "Best Song" for "King For A Day" (Feat. Kellin Quinn). Drummer Mike Fuentes is featured on the current cover of Alternative Press' Warped Tour Issue, in stores now.

The band also recently the award for "Best Fanbase" at the 2015 Kerrang! Awards in the UK.

San Diego's Pierce The Veil has become one of the fastest¬rising and most compelling forces on the music scene today. Already winners of "Best Video" at the 2013 Kerrang! Awards, and 2014's Revolver Golden God "Best Film & Video" award for critically ¬acclaimed documentary This Is A Wasteland, the band also won three 2014 Alternative Press Music Awards including Best Live Band. The band garnered a legion of dedicated fans worldwide through multiple tours around the globe, including stints with All Time Low and their recent sold out world tour with Sleeping With Sirens. 2015 has already seen the band grace the cover of Alternative Press, Rock Sound, and Kerrang! Magazine.

Pierce The Veil kicks off their headline slot on the Main Stage of Vans Warped Tour today in Pomona, CA.

 Devil Wears Prada To Release 'Space' EP.

Devil Wears PradaFriday 19th June 2015
The Devil Wears Prada’s first official release since 2013, the conceptual “Space” EP, is due on August 21st (Rise Records). Pre-orders can be placed at http://tdwp.merchnow.com

The “Space” EP is comprised of six songs and is a wholly-collaborative effort, with all band members - Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, clean vocals), Andy Trick (bass), Daniel Williams (drums), and touring musicians Jonathan Gering (keyboards), and Kyle Sipress (lead guitar) - contributing. The end result is a collection of thematic songs that each explores a different point of view of space and those things that exist outside of the Earth’s province - the sun, the moon, aliens, asteroids, and the interstellar space explorer.

While The Devil Wears Prada has performed the track “Supernova” in concert over the past several months, the band is premiering the final studio version of the song via this “listening video.”

The very metal “Space” EP features some of the most sophisticated lyrics, arrangements, and musicianship The Devil Wears Prada has produced, depicting the emptiness, loneliness and vastness of space. “Planet A,” tells the story of an interplanetary ship's commander; “Alien” is straightforward and brutal, leaving no hope for the survival of mankind. Fear, arrogance and a near-incantation of what’s really important in life are at the centre of “Asteroids."

“We learned a lot from the 'Zombie' EP," said Hranica of the band’s critically-acclaimed 2010 hit. "We wanted each song on the ‘Space’ EP to have a specificity about it, to have its own identity separate from the others, to have its own sound, but still have them all united in concept. We talked about a lot of different themes, but ‘space' just felt right.”

While Hranica had a passion about zombies, “space opera” doesn’t run too close to his personal interests. “Making this EP was a great experience because it allowed me to open up my imagination and creativity, not to be hindered by having too much knowledge of the subject and become overly analytical, being able to write a more fictional narrative. We really look forward to making more records like this.”

For now The Devil Wears Prada will hit the road in the USA, opening the Main Stage for this year’s Mayhem Festival that kicks off in San Diego, CA on June 26th. On days off, the band will headline shows with Whitechapel supporting. “We’re very excited about being on Mayhem this summer,” added Hranica. “We love Mayhem, it’s one of the greatest festival tours we’ve ever done so it’s a real pleasure to be doing it again. And I can’t wait to see Slayer every night”. More dates to be announced soon.
Tour info here: http://www.tdwpband.com/tour

The “Space” EP track listing is:
1. Planet A
2. Alien
3. Moongod
4. Interlude (instrumental)
5. Supernova
6. Asteroid

 Skindred Announce New Album And UK Tour.

SkindredFriday 19th June 2015
SKINDRED are pleased to announce a full UK headline tour in November 2015. The tour will support the imminent release of ‘Volume’, their brand new studio album due out through Napalm Records on the 30th October 2015.

After a sold out Arena run with Steel Panther, a remarkable Camden Rocks performance, two sold out Hit The Deck headline slots and a host of European festival shows (including Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany with Foo Fighters and Slipknot) already in 2015, Skindred announce a UK November headline tour with Crossfaith & Hed PE as support.

The band are currently putting finishing touches to their 6th studio album, entitled ‘Volume’, which will be the bands first release on Napalm Records. The album was recorded at The Strongroom studio in East London and was produced by longtime collaborator James 'Lerock' Loughrey (previously worked with the likes of White Zombie, Depeche Mode, Manic Street Preachers).

Skindred are the best live band in the UK. In 2014 the band played to audiences across the world, with a string of high profile festival slots – including Download, Hurricane, Bestival and Polish Woodstock – along with sold-out headline tours at venues such as London’s Forum. The band has sold more than half a million records worldwide during their career to date.

Dates:
Wed 4th Nov 2015 Southampton Guildhall
Thu 5th Nov Norwich UEA
Fri 6th Nov Nottingham Rock City
Sat 7th Nov Manchester Academy
Sun 8th Nov Newcastle Academy
Tue 10th Nov Glasgow ABC
Wed 11th Nov Leeds Stylus
Thu 12th Nov Bristol Academy (10pm curfew)
Fri 13th Nov Birmingham Institute
Sat 14th Nov London Brixton Academy

 The amity Affliction To Headline Impericon Never Say Die Tour.

The Amity AfflictionFriday 19th June 2015
The Amity Affliction are thrilled to reveal more details for their special headline UK dates later this year, as captains of Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2015. The Impericon Never Say Die! Tour has returned with its most impressive line-up yet, blending all the best elements of heavy music into one of the most exciting events of the year. Headlined by fast-rising superstars-in-waiting The Amity Affliction, the tour spans the length and breadth of Europe and features a supporting cast that will appeal to anyone who likes their music fast, passionate, hard and loud. Organised by Avocado Booking, the ninth installment of the Impericon Never Say Die! Tour is pleased to feature :

THE AMITY AFFLICTION - https://www.facebook.com/theamityafflictionofficial
DEFEATER - https://www.facebook.com/defeaterband
BEING AS AN OCEAN - https://www.facebook.com/BeingAsAnOcean
CRUEL HAND - https://www.facebook.com/Cruelhand
FIT FOR A KING - https://www.facebook.com/fitforakingband
BURNING DOWN ALASKA - https://www.facebook.com/burningdownalaska

The Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2015 calls at:

Sun 8th November - LONDON Koko
Mon 9th November - MANCHESTER Club Academy
Tue 10th November - GLASGOW Garage
Wed 11th November - BRISTOL Marble Factory

 Asking Alexandria Announce headline Tour.

Asking AlexandriaFriday 19th June 2015
ASKING ALEXANDRIA--the riotous, genre-bending U.K. rock group have announced a UK headline tour for October this year to coincide with their UK Warped headline slot. These will be the first UK shows from the band with new vocalist Denis Shaforostov.

“We couldn't be more excited about this tour. It's an incredible package and it's going to be our biggest live show of our careers. We are back and we truly are better than ever. This tour is going to be absolutely insane and we can't wait to see you all out there. See you soon.” – Ben Bruce

Check out the first taste of what’s to come from the new line up here: ‘I Won’t Give In’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R4vcHzE5z0

Joining Asking Alexandria on the tour will be Memphis May Fire (Oct 14-28 only), August Burns Red and In Hearts Wake.

Full UK dates are below. Tickets will be on sale Friday 19th June at 10am.

OCTOBER 2015
SUNDAY 18 ALEXANDRA PALACE *
TUESDAY 20 O2 ACADEMY LEICESTER
WEDNESDAY 21 O2 ACADEMY NEWCASTLE
THURSDAY 22 ENGINE SHED, LINCOLN
TUESDAY 27 O2 ACADEMY, SHEFFIELD
WEDNESDAY 28 RITZ, MANCHESTER

*VANS WARPED TOUR UK – CO-HEADLINE WITH BLACK VEIL BRIDES

 August Burns Red Announce New Album And Tour With Asking Alexandria.

August Burns RedFriday 19th June 2015
AUGUST BURNS RED are stoked to announce that they will be heading back to the UK & Europe, out on tour with the mighty Asking Alexandria, Memphis May Fire and In Hearts Wake this Autumn in the UK & Europe.

Guitarist JB Brubaker comments;
"It's been far too long since we've done club shows in Europe. We are beyond excited to return and are thankful that our pals in Asking Alexandria were kind enough to bring us along on their tour. These shows are going to rule!"

Not only will they be partaking in this awesome tour, they will also be part of the just announced, and eagerly awaited return of the Vans Warped Tour UK. JB continues;

"We've played the Vans Warped Tour in the States quite a few times over the years and we are pleased to be a part of it in England. The line up is stacked and it's going to be a bonkers event. This is one show I have starred on my calendar because I know it's going to be so much fun!”

With the imminent release of their forthcoming album, 'Found In Far Away Places', set for release on June 29th (UK) via Fearless Records, this tour will be the perfect chance to hear some of their new material live, for the first time!

TRACKLIST
1. The Wake
2. Martyr
3. Identity
4. Separating The Seas
5. Ghosts (Featuring Jeremy McKinnon)
6. Majoring In The Minors
7. Everlasting Ending
8. Broken Promises
9. Blackwood
10. Twenty-One Grams
11. Vanguard
Pre-Order
Digital -- found.ee/abrfound
Digital Deluxe -- found.ee/abrfounddeluxe
Bundles -- found.ee/abrfoundpre
Tour Dates/Tickets:
Sun 18 Oct - London Vans Warped Tour
Tue 20 Oct - England Leicester - 02 Academy
Wed 21 Oct - England Newcastle - 02 Academy
Thu 22 Oct - England Lincoln - Engine Shed
Fri 23 Oct - Scotland Glasgow - 02 ABC
Sat 24 Oct - Scotland Dundee - Fat Sams
Sun 25 Oct - Scotland Aberdeen - Garage
Tue 27 Oct - England Sheffield - 02 Academy
Wed 28 Oct - England Manchester - The Ritz

 Warped Tour 2015 Is Go.

Warped TourFriday 19th June 2015
We are thrilled to bring you the line-up for this years VANS WARPED TOUR UK PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY which makes its welcome return to London’s historic Alexandra Palace on 18th October 2015. Warped UK will be the ONLY remaining UK show for Black Veil Brides this year. Joining them as co-headliners are Asking Alexandria. Ben Bruce, guitarist for Asking Alexandria: “We cannot wait to play Warped this October. We are going to bring our biggest and best live show of our career!”

Line up (in alphabetical order) is as follows:


Allusondrugs
Anti-Flag
Asking Alexandria (Co-Headline)
Attila
August Burns Red
Black Veil Brides (Co-Headline) (only remaining UK show in 2015)
Blitz Kids
Boy Jumps Ship
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Creeper
Fearless Vampire Killers
Forever Came Calling
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Ghost Town
In Hearts Wake
John Coffey
Memphis May Fire
Metro Station
Reel Big Fish
Roam
Rob Lynch
The One Hundred
The Rocket Summer
The Word Alive
Tigress
Trophy Eyes
Twin Wild
Young Guns

In true Warped Tour tradition, stage times will only be announced on the morning of the show. Get there early! Tickets are available now from http://www.vanswarpedtouruk.com / www.seetickets.com

This years VANS WARPED TOUR UK PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY sees an additional stage added to the West Hall alongside returning sponsor Jägermeister . In the same way The Monster Energy East and West main stages have in previous years, Jukely and Jägermeister stages will alternate to give non-stop music and MORE bands in Ally Pally's West Hall.

To celebrate the return of VANS WARPED TOUR UK PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY, a limited edition T-shirt will be available to purchase with tickets or from the Warped UK web store. This exclusive shirt colour will not be available elsewhere and fans spotted sporting the shirt at the festival itself are in with the chance of winning a variety of awesome experiences if picked out by our spotters. These include the chance to watch a band from side of stage, a backstage tour with Warped Tour Boss, Kevin Lyman, exclusive meet and greets and a whole bunch more!!

VANS WARPED TOUR US starts in Pomona, California this Friday, June 19th and there will be a LIVE WEBCAST (vanswarpedtour.com/webcast) from the show which starts at 11am PST / 2PM EST / 7PM GMT. Band performances to be streamed (bold will be performing at Warped UK): PVRIS, Attila, We Came As Romans, The Amity Affliction, Transit, Beartooth, Memphis May Fire, Black Veil Brides, August Burns Red, Bebe Rexha, blessthefall, Mooseblood, Riff Raff, Neck Deep, As It Is, Night Riots,This Wild Life, Set It Off, Family Force Five, Metro Station, Never Shout Never, Mod Sun, Hands Like Houses, Motion City Soundtrack, Juliet Simms, Citizen, Man Overboard, Icon For Hire, The Wonder Years, Lee Corey Oswald and Miss May I.

And that's not all, the incredible new book “Misfit Summer Camp: 20 Years on the road with the Vans Warped Tour” contains 200 explosive pages chronicling the first two decades of the travelling circus that is the Vans Warped Tour. Designed by tour founder Kevin Lyman and longtime friend of Warped, Howie Abrams - this book is loaded with exclusive interviews with the likes of Bad Religion, Blink 182, No Doubt, Coheed and Cambria, Echosmith, Paramore, Bowling For Soup, Reel Big Fish, 3OH!3, Hawthorne Heights, Killswitch Engage, The Wonder Years, Falling In Reverse and many, many more. Plus dozens of never-before-seen photographs from Warped Tour’s rich history by rock photographer Lisa Johnson. A must-have book for anyone who has ever attended the Vans Warped Tour!

The event takes place at “Ally Pally” which was last transformed into a seething mass of punk-fuelled energy in 2013 as the VANS WARPED TOUR rolled into town. The best of punk and metal, with the likes of Rise Against, Parkway Drive and Enter Shikari performing for over 15,000 enthusiastic fans.

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman: “Due to popular demand and the ability to put together a stellar line-up, we look forward to bring the Vans Warped Tour back to the UK”

Not only was the 2013 line up one of the most impressive festival bills - seeing incredible performances from Neck Deep, Yellowcard, Hacktivist and a secret acoustic performance by A Day To Remember - In addition, the VANS WARPED TOUR also ran an initiative which saw the donation of hundreds of food tins and cash donations after fans were invited to support the Islington Foodbank and the Trussell Trust to help those in need in the local community. A huge amount of money was also raised for Teenage Cancer Trust via guest list donations and their booth, which saw the likes of While She Sleeps and Crossfaith stop by to meet fans and support the charity.

Since 1995, The Vans Warped Tour has been a staple of the Summer Festival circuit in the USA. If you were to read the HUGE list of talented artists who have performed over the last 20 years it reads as the “Who’s Who” guide to the best rock, metal, pop punk and hip hop. Everyone from Eminem to Katy Perry - NOFX to Less Than Jake.

 Enter Shikari Reschedule Bristol Show.

Enter ShikariFriday 19th June 2015
Enter Shikari have today announced that the cancelled Bristol show that was set to go ahead last Friday as a Download Festival warm up, will now take place on Thursday 9th July, the day before the band headline NASS festival.

The original show was unfortunately cancelled due to illness.

Tickets are still valid for this show and refunds are available from the point of purchase.

Enter Shikari have also just announced a huge UK tour for February 2016. Full dates below.

FEBRUARY 2016
THUR 18 - GLASGOW - 02 ACADEMY
FRI 19 - EDINBURGH - CORN EXCHANGE
SAT 20 - NOTTINGHAM - CAPITAL FM ARENA
MON 22 - BOURNEMOUTH - INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
TUES 23 - CARDIFF - MOTORPOINT ARENA
THUR 25 - MANCHESTER - VICTORIA WAREHOUSE
SAT 27 - LONDON - ALEXANDRA PALACE

 Buckcherry To Release 7th Studio album.

BuckcherryFriday 19th June 2015
On their Rock ‘n’ Roll, the Los Angeles quintet—Josh Todd [vocals], Keith Nelson [guitar], Stevie D. [guitar], Xavier Muriel [drums], and Kelly LeMieux [bass]—staunchly uphold the commandments of rock music with an arsenal of new anthems primed to explode on impact and teeming with riotous energy, sexy swagger, and primal chops intact. It’s something that the boys have done since day one, but it’s more necessary now than ever.

“There’s been so much talk about how rock ‘n’ roll is dead and all of this bullshit,” says Todd. “The funny thing is, that’s been going on since we put out our first record in 1999. We wanted to call the new album Rock ‘n’ Roll, because this is what we’ve been doing our whole lives. We focused on making a record that encompasses all of what we are. You get every flavor of Buckcherry.”

They rev up Rock ‘n’ Roll with the propulsive first single and opener “Bring It On Back.” From the jump, a robust guitar groove struts right alongside an unshakable refrain. It’s got the band’s signature hallmarks, but Todd pulled lyrical inspiration from a new source altogether. “When I’m not on the road, I race Go Karts for my hobby,” he says. “The song is really about racing. I had a driver named Kurt Busch in mind when I wrote the lyrics. They call him ‘The Outlaw,’ and he’s a badass. It captures that intensity of racing and the mentality. I love it.”

“Bring It On Back” is an immediate reminder that rock ‘n’ roll is alive and thriving in 2015. Buckcherry have added fuel to the genre’s fire for nearly two decades now. The Grammy Award-nominated outfit is responsible for smashes including “Lit Up” off their gold-certified 1999 self-titled debut as well as “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry” from 2006’s platinum 15. Along the way, they’ve shared stages with everybody from AC/DC and Mötley Crüe to Slipknot and Rob Zombie, among others.

Fans can catch Buckcherry live in concert this summer on their North American tour. Additional tour dates for July – September will be announced soon. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/buckcherry for additional news and updates.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Track List:
1. Bring It On Back
2. Tight Pants
3. Wish To Carry On
4. The Feeling Never Dies
5. Cradle
6. The Madness
7. Wood
8. Rain’s Falling
9. Sex Appeal
10. Get With It

 Against Me Announce Live Album '23 Live Sex Acts'.

Against MeFriday 19th June 2015
Xtra Mile Recordings are proud to announce the brand new live album from celebrated rock band Against Me! titled 23 Live Sex Acts. Recorded over the band’s year-long, 2014 world tour and helmed by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day, Worriers), 23 Live Sex Acts is an immersive collection of songs that span the band’s entire catalog and provides the most comprehensive look into the powerful Against Me! live experience. 23 Live Sex Acts will be available in stores and online on Friday, September 4. Pre-order for the album is now live on Amazon (need link) and iTunes, where an instant grat of “True Trans Soul Rebel” is now available for download with purchase. The album will also be released on TRIPLE COLOURED VINYL (blue, white, yellow) as well as digital and double cd via the Xtra Mile Recordings store.

Against Me! kicked off their summer North American headlining tour last night. Touring with supports FRANK IERO (My Chemical Romance) and Annie Girl and the Flight, the tour will extend through the middle of July. Against Me! return to this side of the pond UK in August for a run of European shows and to perform on the MAIN STAGE at Reading & Leeds Festival. A full list of dates and more information on tickets can be found via Against Me!’s official website, http://www.againstme.net.

2014 was a pivotal year for the four members of Against Me!, a year that included world touring and the release of its widely acclaimed sixth full-length album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, that landed on countless year-end lists. It was also an especially successful year for frontwoman Laura Jane Grace who starred in her own AOL Originals series titled True Trans With Laura Jane Grace, a 10-episode docu-series that was nominated for “Outstanding Documentary” at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards. While continuing to work on her highly-anticipated memoir and performing solo shows around the country that included storytelling and spoken word, the cultural icon also served as Music Director for MTV’s Rebel Music, a series of documentary films about youth, music and global social change, focused on youth protest movements in the most challenging and turbulent parts of the world. Grace is also currently a contributing writer to Noisey where she writes a bi-weekly advice column titled Mandatory Happiness and, alongside the legendary Joan Jett, recently loaned her support for Miley Cyrus’ “Happy Hippie Foundation,” a non-profit whose mission is to rally young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations.

With the upcoming release of 23 Live Sex Acts, Against Me! will remain one of the hardest working bands in music as they continue to tour and deliver empowering commentary through its passionate punk that’s been revered for over 15 years.

23 Live Sex Acts tracklisting:
01. FUCKMYLIFE666
02. Pints of Guinness Make You Strong
03. Cliché Guevara
04. True Trans Soul Rebel
05. I Was A Teenage Anarchist
06. New Wave
07. Walking Is Still Honest
08. Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists
09. Transgender Dysphoria Blues
10. Pretty Girls (The Mover)
11. I Still Love You Julie
12. High Pressure Low
13. Don’t Lose Touch
14. Miami
15. White Crosses
16. Osama Bin Laden As The Crucified Christ
17. How Low
18. Black Me Out
19. Thrash Unreal
20. Unconditional Love
21. The Ocean
22. Sink, Florida, Sink
23. We Laugh At Danger and Break All The Rules

 Miss May I To Release New Studio Album.

Miss May IFriday 19th June 2015
After much anticipation, Ohio metal band Miss May I has announced they will make their return later this summer with the release of their next studio album, Deathless, via Rise Records onAugust 7th. Fans can pre-order the album beginning Wednesday, June 17th at www.MissMayIMusic.com. All pre-orders will come with an instant download of the band’s new track “I.H.E.”
Deathless was produced by Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men) and Nick Sampson (Asking Alexandria) and was recorded at The Foundation Recording Studio in Connersville, IN. The band’s fifth record follows their 2014 breakout, Rise of the Lion, which debuted at #21 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

"We are very excited about this release,” says vocalist Levi Benton. “Not only have we been working on this record for almost a year but we recorded it with our old friend Joey Sturgis who did our first 2 records and really brought out the best in us. This record is about how the last two years have tested us on many levels and how we have come through it all stronger and better. That's where the title comes from, because we are DEATHLESS."

Miss May I’s new record is not only a turning point for the band’s career it’s also a return to form. Since their inception in 2007, they’ve steadily amassed a worldwide army of fans with four records, the last three of which have charted higher with each consecutive release. With Deathless, the band has never sounded more aggressive, while remaining as accessible as always. All roads have led to this point in the band’s burgeoning career. And Miss May I don’t disappoint.

Deathless Track List:
01. I H.E
02. Trust My Heart (Never Hope To Die)
03. Psychotic Romantic
04. Deathless
05. Bastards Left Behind
06. Arise
07. Turn Back The Time
08. Empty Promises
09. The Artificial
10. Born From Nothing

 Northlane Announce October UK Tour.

NorthlaneFriday 19th June 2015
Sydney's Northlane are thrilled to announce their first UK headline tour this October with support coming from Volumes, The Acacia Strain and Hellions.
“We are really, really excited for this tour,” says Northlane guitarist Josh Smith. “For one, I’m so excited that we’re out with some of our favourite bands and people. We will be going to some of the best places in the world and it’s also the first time we’re going to be able to share a full headline set with UK audiences whilst playing songs from ‘Node’. Definitely a recipe for a good time!”

‘Node’, the forthcoming album from Northlane is one of the most ambitious heavy records in recent years and will be their first with lead vocalist Marcus Bridge, who joined the fold in November. The monolithic lead single ‘Obelisk' was also given the title of ‘Rockest Record’ on BBC Radio 1.

Check out the video for ‘Obelisk’ below, already with over 125,000 views:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM_w1vIHWQY
Northlane headline dates:
4th October Bristol Fleece
5th October Birmingham Asylum
6th October Glasgow Classic Grand
7th October Manchester Club Academy
8th October London O2 Islington
9th October Southampton Talking Heads
Tickets are on sale now, priced at £10 (£11.50 for London).

 Marilyn Manson Announces November UK Tour.

Marilyn MansonFriday 19th June 2015
Fresh from an acclaimed USA tour and show stopping performance at UK’s Download Festival on the 13th June 2015, Marilyn Manson announces a four date UK headline tour for November 2015. Full dates are...

Thursday 19th November 2015 London, Eventim Apollo UK
Saturday 21st November 2015 Wolverhampton, Civic UK
Sunday 22nd November 2015 Glasgow, O2 Academy UK
Monday 23rd November 2015 Manchester, O2 Apollo UK

Tickets go onsale at 9am GMT on Friday 19th June 2015. Tickets are available from www.kililive.com, www.seetickets.com and www.triplegmusic.com

Marilyn Manson is touring his critically and commercially acclaimed album 'The Pale Emperor'. Manson has long had his hand on the pulse; now the pulse again moves to the ministrations of his hand. Since he created a 'band' in the early '90s bearing his namesake in the mangroves of southern Florida, Marilyn Manson has utilized a rotating cast of cohorts to deliver his music and message.

The seer, scribe, painter, actor, criminal, panderer of chaos, live performer...oh, and rock and roll demagogue, thee Marilyn Manson roars back above the froth of mass-media and ass mediocrity to deliver a set of soul-stripping, kiss-smearing, church floor-burning songs that stand, unequivocally, his most fully-wrought album being brought to the stage on this upcoming tour.

 Five Finger Death Punch Tour With Papa Roach.

Five Finger Death PunchFriday 19th June 2015
With 10 #1 singles, 25 Top 10 singles and millions of video streams between them, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and PAPA ROACH have been heralded by fans and press alike as being at the top of their game in the live arena. Now they have come together for the first time to co-headline Europe’s biggest rock tour with support from special guest DEVIL YOU KNOW (featuring Howard Jones, ex-Killswitch Engage). The tour kicks off in Helsinki, Finland on Nov. 2 and end in London, UK on Nov. 28 at Wembley Arena. More shows and special guests will be announced at a later date.

Zoltan Bathory, guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch notes: “By the time this tour takes off, our new album “Got Your Six” will be out already. This is our best record so far, really just a solid brick of heavy metal, so we can’t wait to play some of these songs to the European fans. This whole tour is going to be just balls to the wall night after night”. Adds Jacoby Shaddix, vocalist for Papa Roach: "We are stoked to rip up the stages in Europe with our brothers in FFDP!!!! Don't miss it! Papa Roach is gonna be on fire".

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and PAPA ROACH recently gave their European fans the opportunity to request the tour visit their city via a “demand campaign” housed at housed at http://demand.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/ and http://demand.paparoach.com/. Several hundred thousand people from 19 countries all over Europe responded to the call to action and made their voices heard.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will play the main stage at Download Festival tonight. The band is set to drop their much-anticipated forthcoming sixth full-length studio album, Got Your Six on August 28, 2015, preceded by a new single, “Jekyll and Hyde”. Their previous albums THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL, VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2 both debuted on the U.S. Billboard album chart at #2 within a four-month period in 2013, as well as in the top ten mainstream charts all around the world. Volume 1 has since gone gold in the U.S. and Canada, and between them, the two albums feature three #1 radio hit singles - “Lift Me Up” featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest, “Battle Born” and “Wrong Side Of Heaven”, whose video has almost 30 million views to date.

Multi-platinum, Grammy and MTV award nominees PAPA ROACH’s brand of melodic hard rock has influenced many of today’s big names in the metal scene. The band released their 8th studio album F.E.A.R. earlier this year which charted at 13 in the UK charts followed by storming appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals and a sold out headline UK tour. PAPA ROACH are set to release their second single “Gravity,” featuring In This Moment’s Maria Brink. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/tIgtaM7OV4g. 2015 also marks the 15th Anniversary of Infest the band’s 2000 breakthrough album, which has sold over 8 million albums globally to date.

Devil You Know's highly acclaimed debut album, The Beauty of Destruction, earned them the “Best New Band” award at Metal Hammer 2014 Golden Gods Awards and high profile, main-stage performances at Sonisphere the same year.. They are currently recording their sophomore release with Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, All That Remains).

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH & PAPA ROACH – EUROPE 2015
+ DEVIL YOU KNOW

DATES:
November
2nd Helsinki, Finland Ice Hall Black Box*
4th Stockholm, Sweden Hovet*
5th Oslo, Norway Sentrum
6th Copenhagen, Denmark Tap1
6th Hannover, Germany Swiss Life Hall
9th Leipzig, Germany Arena
11th Stuttgart, Germany Porsche Arena
13th Frankfurt, Germany Jahhunderthalle
17th Amsterdam, Netherlands Zenith
21st Vienna, Austria Gasometer
25th Dusseldorf, Germany MEH
26th Brussels, Belgium Forest National Club
28th London, UK Wembley Arena***

(*) No Papa Roach
(***) With Special Guests

 Clutch Announce November/December UK Tour.

ClutchFriday 19th June 2015
US rock pioneers CLUTCH are pleased to announce six more UK dates in November and December, in addition to their Irish shows revealed earlier this year.

Tickets for Dublin and Belfast dates are available now. Ticket presales for all other shows kick off from 10am Monday 15th June via O2, 10am Tuesday 16th June via Live Nation, and will be on general sale from 10am Wednesday 17th June, priced £18 regionally / £19 London (+booking fees). Support is yet to be announced.

Dates line up as follows:

November
Fri 20th Nov - DUBLIN Olympia
Sat 21st Nov - BELFAST Limelight
Mon 23rd Nov - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Tue 24th Nov - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed 25th Nov - BRISTOL O2 Academy

December
Thu 10th Dec - MANCHESTER Ritz
Fri 11th Dec - WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
Sat 12th Dec - LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

The band's eleventh album 'Psychic Warfare' will be released by Weathermaker this September. Song titles revealed so far include: X-Ray Visions, Firebird, Quick Death In Texas, Our Lady Of Electric Lights, Monsters, Decapitation Blues, and Son Of Virginia. Frontman Neil Fallon told Team Rock, "'Psychic warfare' is a lyric from the first track, X-Ray Visions. It's about a guy holed up in a motel for unexplained reasons, and he's under great duress, being attacked by psychically-empowered agents of unknown origin. At least, that's the back story I have in my head

 Butcher Babies To Release New Album.

Butcher BabiesFriday 19th June 2015
The BUTCHER BABIES have returned with their most abrasive and aggressive offering yet and while unrelenting, it also delivers crushing grooves backed with extremely catchy hooks. The much-anticipated new offering, Take It Like a Man (Century Media Records) was recorded in the Hollywood Hills with renowned producer Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, Gojira) and it is set for an Aug 21st release.

BUTCHER BABIES kick off a massive European touring run at Download Fest in the UK this weekend and then will join GWAR and BATTLECROSS across North America from Aug 25th to Sept 18th. See below for all dates and head over to www.facebook.com/butcherbabiesmusic for all additional information.

A new track called “Monsters Ball” can be heard here: http://smarturl.it/monstersball

“We all come from different places and backgrounds, but every member of this band had to fight to be the person he or she is today,” affirms co-vocalist Carla Harvey. “That’s the whole basis for the record. It’s not a gender thing. It’s the inner strength you have to find in order to pull your boots up and keep moving forward, whatever the situation may be.”

While penning lyrics, Shepherd and Harvey also opened up like never before. Blatant, brutal, and (sometimes) belligerent honesty was the only rule.

“You have to dig to get that emotion out,” sighs Harvey. “Metal heads can sense authenticity. They know when you’re real. Everything we write comes straight from the heart and our own experiences. It’s not cookie cutter bullshit.”

That openness has already turned countless fans into believers. Take It Like a Man espouses an inspiring final word.“We want to coerce feeling,” Shepherd leaves off. “If you’re a musician who does that, you’ve succeeded. We just want to inspire anyone who listens to us—and melt their faces off.”

 Enter Shikari Announce 2016 Arena Tour.

Enter ShikariFriday 19th June 2015
Despite being on the cusp of performing the first of their several high-profile UK festival appearances (topping the bill on the second stage at Download Festival this coming weekend), Enter Shikari have unveiled a run of UK dates in “big rooms” for the start of 2016.

Taking in some of the band’s biggest (non-festival) headline shows of their career thus far, the dates start with a pair of relatively intimate Scottish dates, then heading down the country before ending with a 10,000 capacity show at London’s legendary Alexandra Palace.

Joining Enter Shikari as special guests for this run will be North American label-mates, The Wonder Years (openers for the shows are still TBA).

Enter Shikari released their fourth full-length studio album - The Mindsweep - via Ambush Reality / Play It Again Sam (Hopeless Records in North America) in January 2015, giving the band their fourth UK Album Chart Top 10 album.

Since release, the band has toured the world in support of the album, taking in sold out UK & Europe dates (culminating in two packed nights at London Roundhouse, the first of which selling out all 3000 tickets in less than 12 hours) a 6 week tour of the USA & Canada, a short run in Australia and, most recently, two massive headline shows in Russia.

The band’s most recent single, Torn Apart, has spent three weeks on the BBC Radio One playlist thus far, and saw the band recording their fourth Live Lounge for the station (including a cover of Muse’s ‘SuperMassive BlackHole’) as well as releasing a video for the track that looks like THIS : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xndh_CwGCn8

Frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject of the tour :
“It’s difficult to summon the words, we’re inexpressibly excited for these shows!
Before booking an ‘arena-sized’ tour we wanted to wait until we were able to book as many 'flat-floored' standing venues as possible up and down the UK, as there’s nothing rock ’n’ roll about sitting at a gig 100 meters from the stage. As much as is possible, these venues should feel like normal Shikari shows but swollen in size - the communal aspect of the shows should still stay intact.

I also can’t tell you how much we’re looking forward to getting back into the sweet shop of production and lighting so we can make this a total assault on all the senses.

We will also be doing a pro bono public service by testing the structural foundations of each one of these venues to their limits with our sub bass speakers.

We’re really happy to have The Wonder Years out with us, too, and can’t wait to announce the full bill.”

FEBRUARY 2016
THUR 18 - GLASGOW - 02 ACADEMY
FRI 19 - EDINBURGH - CORN EXCHANGE
SAT 20 - NOTTINGHAM - CAPITAL FM ARENA
MON 22 - BOURNEMOUTH - INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
TUES 23 - CARDIFF - MOTORPOINT ARENA
THUR 25 - MANCHESTER - VICTORIA WAREHOUSE
SAT 27 - LONDON - ALEXANDRA PALACE

 The 1975 Announce November UK Tour.

The 1975Wednesday 10 th June 2015
Dear friends of The 1975,

I/We/The 1975 are currently in production of our second full length record. Its creation signifies the end of the most inspiring and challenging time that we’ve ever shared as friends and as artists. We simply couldn’t of imagined connecting with as many people as we have since the release of our debut in 2013.

We have toured the world playing over 25,000 shows in 400 different countries (that’s a slight exaggeration but it was a lot) and we have had the privilege of encountering the countless faces that make up our incredibly loyal and ebulliently peculiar fan-base. It is that loyalty that inspired me to write this letter, scrappy as it may be.

This is the beginning of a new chapter for The 1975. Our new record signifies the start of a new world for us, a more colourful world a less colourful world. We want to play shows we want a real shared experience we want to play HUGE shows that we never thought were possible we want to play sets at festivals that people talk about for ages cos it was fun and it was music and the weather was perfect and we want to be honest otherwise what’s the f*&king point? So the best way to start is the way we did before - in venues we have loved and places that feel intimate enough to do a proper new show. With people who really want to be there. Or need to be there in some extreme cases.

We have decided to start touring again this year, November 2015. Due to the size of the venues that we feel are appropriate for this particular tour and taking into consideration the humbling dedication that I have felt from a lot of our fans I predict that only the most dedicated will end up with tickets. This can only be remedied by our reciprocated dedication to playing more and more shows. I’ll see you soon with more music and drama and you’ve known the title all along.

Love

Matty & The 1975

NOVEMBER 2015

9 – Liverpool – The University
10 – Leicester – De Montfort Hall
11 – Sheffield – Academy
12 – Doncaster – Dome
14 – Nottingham – Rock City
15 – Newcastle – Academy
17 – Edinburgh – Corn Exchange
18 – Bridlington – Spa
19 – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
20 – Plymouth – Pavilion
21 – Southampton – Guildhall
23 – Southend – Cliff Pavilion
24 – London – Hammersmith Apollo
26 – Brighton – Centre
27 – Swindon – Oasis
28 – Manchester – Academy

 We Came As Romans Unleash New Song.

We Came As RomansWednesday 10th June 2015
Today, We Came As Romans reveal new song and music video, “Regenerate”. The number is taken from the band’s highly anticipated self-titled album, which will be released July 24th, 2015 on Spinefarm Records. The video for “Regenerate” can be viewed now at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2a_Pxd-F1I

Bassist Andy Glass explains, "This video was something we really wanted our fans to be a part of. 'Regenerate' is about getting rid of a damaged mentality and giving restoration to the things that matter. We want our fans to grow with us as we shed old skin, moving forward as a band, and as a family. It was an integral part for us to involve our amazing hometown fans, who helped invoke and express emotion through the video."

The album was recorded with multi-platinum award winning producer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore, Of Mice and Men), and is now available for pre-order here:

We Came As Romans recently released the lead single, “The World I Used To Know”, to praise from fans and critics alike. The song shows a new direction for the band, “boasting a sound meant to fill arenas”, noted Alternative Press Magazine. “The World I Used To Know” can be streamed here: http://bit.ly/1cAwVVY

“The World I Used To Know” will be offered as an instant grat track when pre-ordered digitally from iTunes and MerchNOW. Tomorrow, “Regenerate” will also be included as an instant grat track when pre-ordered.

On the new album, the Detroit-based band confidently shows off a new-found sense of maturity, camaraderie and depth, plus a balanced understanding of the world around them, through the intense juxtaposition of the beauty and harsh injustices of growing up and experiencing life for all that it is. We Came As Romans have not only found themselves on the new album, but they’ve found each other, banding together as brothers to take on the world around them – with a massive and dedicated army of fans in tow.

We Came As Romans – Track-listing
1. Regenerate
2. Who Will Pray?
3. The World I Used To Know
4. Memories
5. Tear It Down
6. Blur
7. Savior Of The Week
8. Flatline
9. Defiance
10. 12:30

The band will perform main-stage for the entire run of the US 2015 Vans Warped Tour, which officially kicks off on June 19th, 2015 in Pomona, CA at the Pomona Fairplex.

 Lucy Rose Announce New Album And Massive Tour.

Lucy RoseWednesday 10th June 2015
The 23 dates kick off on the 19th October at Manchester’s Academy 3 and conclude at London’s The Forum for Lucy’s biggest headline date yet on 18th November. Lucy also performs in Belfast and Dublin on the 29th and 30th October respectively.

Work It Out is released on the 6th July through Columbia Records. It was produced by Rich Cooper and recorded at Snap Studios, London. The record features Lucy’s new single, Like An Arrow, and her recent returning single, Our Eyes.

Work It Out enters a whole new sonic space for the young Warwickshire musician. Where debut album, 2012’s ‘Like I Used To’, introduced a fascinatingly assured acoustic artist, rich of melody and deft of touch, Work It Out is the sound of Lucy Rose creating a bold new context for that voice. No apologies. The acoustic guitar remains present, but there’s nothing folk or shy about this record. It’s all Lucy Rose.

The autumn tour goes on sale from Friday 29th May here, with tickets at £15 (London £16.50).

As previously announced, Lucy Rose will be performing at a host of UK festivals this Summer including Bushstock, Truck, T In The Park, Somersault, and the Reading & Leeds Festival.

Lucy Rose Live:

31st May – Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham
13th June – Bushstock, London
20th June – 110 Above Festival, Leicestershire
21st June – Smoked and Uncut Festival, Swanage
10th July – T In The Park, Perthshire
18th July – Truck Festival, Steventon
24th July – Somersault Festival, Devon
1st August – Kendal Calling, Penrith
29th August – Reading Festival
30th August – Leeds Festival

Autumn Tour:

19th October – Manchester Academy 3
20th October – Bath Komedia
21st October – Cardiff Tramshed
23rd October – Norwich Waterfront
24th October – Wrexham Central
25th October – Carlisle Brickyard
27th October – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
28th October – Glasgow Oran Mor
29th October – Belfast Empire
30th October – Dublin The Button Factory
1st November – Leeds University Union
2nd November – Exeter Phoenix
3rd November – Southend-on-Sea Chinnery's
7th November – Liverpool O2 Academy2*
8th November – Oxford O2 Academy*
9th November – Leicester O2 Academy2*
10th November – Northampton Roadmender
12th November – Newcastle Riverside
13th November – Warwick Arts Centre
14th November – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
15th November – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
17th November - Stoke–On-Trent Sugarmill
18th November – London The Forum


 Ghost Set To Release Third Studio Album.

GhostWednesday 10th June 2015
Ghost have declared that the release date of their third sacred psalm, Meliora, will be August 21st on Spinefarm Records/Loma Vista Recordings. This body of work is the follow-up to 2013’s heralded INFESTISSUMAM and is available for pre-order beginning today HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will receive a complimentary download of album track “Cirice” (stream HERE). Late last month, the congregation revealed a video of the Summoning of Papa III. It can be viewed HERE.

Ghost have also revealed a brand new music video for “Cirice”, directed by Roboshobo, which can be viewed HERE.

Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls today issued a message announcing their return to North America to deliver their satanic melodies to audiences across the continent this autumn for their ‘Black To The Future’ headlining tour. The procession will begin at The Fillmore in Washington, DC on September 22nd with UK act Purson guesting on all shows. Tickets for these dates will be available for purchase starting this Friday, June 12th at 10:00 AM local time. See below for a complete itinerary. A European tour will be announced in short order.

Ghost released their second album INFESTISSUMAM on April 16th, 2013 via Loma Vista Recordings. This 10-song offering was produced by Grammy® Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains) in Nashville, TN, and debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. SPIN called the record, "one of the most anticipated heavy metal albums of 2013”, and Pitchfork praised its “addictive as sin” hooks. Rolling Stone described the sound of Ghost as “somewhere between Mastodon and Metallica, with a heavy dose of Swedish synth mixed in”.

In November of 2013, the band released If You Have Ghost, a five-track EP recorded and produced by Dave Grohl, including cover versions of songs by Roky Erickson, ABBA, Army of Lovers and Depeche Mode.

Ghost have toured the U.S. extensively and appeared at various music festivals across the country, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Rock on the Range.

Meliora Track-listing
1. Spirit
2. From The Pinnacle To The Pit
3. Cirice
4. Spöksonat
5. He Is
6. Mummy Dust
7. Majesty
8. Devil Church
9. Absolution
10. Deus in Absentia

Live Dates
September 22 - The Fillmore - Washington, DC
September 23 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
September 25 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
September 26 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
September 27 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
September 28 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
September 30 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
October 1 - Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
October 2 - The Majestic Theater - Detroit, MI
October 3 - The Riviera - Chicago, IL
October 5 - Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
October 6 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
October 8 - The Civic Auditorium - New Orleans, LA
October 9 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
October 10 - Beacham Theatre - Orlando, FL
October 11 - The Ritz - Tampa, FL
October 13 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
October 14 - Aztec Theater - San Antonio, TX
October 16 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
October 17 - Sumitt Music Hall - Denver, CO
October 19 - Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
October 20 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
October 21 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
October 23 - Warfield - San Francisco, CA
October 26 - The Mayan Theater - Los Angeles, CA
October 27 - Knitting Factory - Reno, NV
October 28 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
October 30 - Northside Park Theater - San Diego, CA
October 31 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
November 1 - Monster Mash Festival - Phoenix, AZ

 Team Sleep Are Back.

TeamsleepWednesday 10th June 2015
Team Sleep has premiered a track with Rolling Stone today. This new version of “Blvd. Nights” was captured during their live/in-studio Woodstock Sessions (in upstate NY) last autumn. To be released via LP/CD on July 10th, the Woodstock Sessions will be the collective’s first official release in over 10 years!

Listen to “Blvd. Nights” premiere via Rolling Stone here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-team-sleep-play-blvd-nights-for-first-time-since-2007-20150609

An experimental and at times unclassifiable amalgamation of styles, the group’s loose roster includes Chino Moreno (Deftones), Chuck X (Crosses), CrookOne, Rick Verret and Todd Wilkinson. New to the fold and manning the drum throne for the forthcoming album is Gil Sharone (of Marilyn Manson/The Dillinger Escape Plan fame).

Since their self-titled debut in 2005, the group has only sporadically reconvened for touring and demo recording. However in October of 2014, Team Sleep descended on Applehead Studios (Coh