Taking Back Sunday Announce New Album And Single 'Tidal Wave'.

Taking Back Sunday.Tuesday 28th June 2016
"Throughout each song on the record, there are a lot of references to water," TAKING BACK SUNDAY vocalist Adam Lazzara tells Entertainment Weekly who broke the news about their seventh studio album TIDAL WAVE, which is set for release on Hopeless Records on September 16, 2016. The song from which the album takes its name is released today and is available as an instant grat with the pre-order. It's video – a pastiche of live performance footage of the song from this Summer's ongoing Taste of Chaos tour, is released today.  

"I'm very excited for people to hear it," guitarist John Nolan told hometown newspaper New York Newsday. "I think it's going to be a surprise to some people. We're all extremely excited about what we've done. It's the culmination of things we've tried over the past two records. I think it's the strongest record we've done since getting back together. We've freed ourselves up to go in new directions."

The classic punk aesthetic of the title track thrusts Taking Back Sunday into a different world of songwriters. Lazzara told Entertainment Weekly, "with our first records, we're writing from the perspective of 17, 18-year-old kids and now it's like as you grow old, the blinders get pulled back and you have a different way of looking at the world. There's more of an Americana feel. But we realise anything we do is going to sound like Taking Back Sunday." 

Released today in video form here http://smarturl.it/TidalWaveVideo, "Tidal Wave" will be included as an instant grat track with the pre-order here (http://smarturl.it/TidalWaveiTunes). The song can also be heard on Spotify (http://open.spotify.com/track/7mYCGXXd0tbmLGx9inhLhh )

Their first new album since Happiness Is in 2014, Tidal Wave is a forceful and fluidly cohesive tsunami of a record.  Kicking off with the "Death Wolf" whose one-minute atmospheric intro explodes at breakneck speed fueled by Mark O'Connells' muscular drumming, the album pushes the band's musical boundaries, challenging them into experimenting with different textures and sounds while remaining very true to their trademark sound. From the anthemic "You Can't Look Back" to the balladic "I Felt It Too" to the mid-tempo closer "I'll Find A Way to Make It What You Want", Tidal Wave is a whole new beginning for the platinum-selling band.  "I couldn't put any more of myself into these new songs and we've grown as musicians," Lazzara says about how they've continued to innovate and expand with each progressive record. 

Currently halfway through the 37-city Taste of Chaos tour with Dashboard Confessional, Saosin, The Early November (with a rotating cast of guests like Motion City Soundtrack and Saves The Day among others), Taking Back Sunday formed on Long Island in 1999, and has sold millions of records, landed a pair of Top Five Billboard chart positions, and evolved from a youthful punk outfit to a vigorous and inventive pack of seasoned musicians.

How have Taking Back Sunday managed to not only survive but thrive throughout their prolific career. The answer is simple: By constantly innovating. That fact is especially evident on the group's seventh full-length Tidal Wave, which sees these Long Island legends continuing to take chances and plunge headfirst in the sonic unknown with dazzling—and remarkably catchy—results. Taking Back Sunday is Adam Lazzara (Vocals), John Nolan (Guitars, Vocals), Eddie Reyes (Guitars), Shaun Cooper (Bass), Mark O'Connell (Drums).
Tidal Wave Track List:
1. Death Wolf 
2. Tidal Wave 
3. You Can't Look Back 
4. Fences 
5. All Excess 
6. I Felt It Too 
7. Call Come Running 
8. Holy Water 
9. In The Middle Of It All 
10. We Don't Go In There 
11. Homecoming 
12. I'll Find A Way To Make It What You Want

 Barry Gibb To Release Solo Album.

Barry Gibb.Tuesday 28th June 2016
Legendary Grammy award winning singer/songwriter/producer Barry Gibb has signed with Columbia Records (RCA in the UK) and will release his first album with the label titled, In The Now, in the autumn of 2016. The surviving member of one of music's most successful and revered bands, the Bee Gees, (formed with his brothers Robin and Maurice), has kept In The Now a family affair, writing all the songs with his sons Stephen and Ashley.
Produced by Barry and co-producer John Merchant, the album is only the second solo effort of Gibb's career and his first album of all new material since the Bee Gees final studio album in 2001.  In The Now is an impassioned solo effort that signals a welcome return of one of the most identifiable and versatile voices in the history of rock, pop, and R&B. The 12-track album was recorded in Miami with the same gathering of accomplished musicians Barry assembled for his acclaimed 2014 solo tour.
As a record producer/songwriter, Barry has been instrumental in creating milestones for other artists, ranging from Barbra Streisand's 'Guilty' album to Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers country record 'Islands In The Stream' also, Diana Ross 'Eaten Alive featuring 'Chain Reaction' as well as Dionne Warwick's 'Heartbreaker' album.
"This is a dream come true for me. It's a new chapter in my life. I always hoped one day that The Bee Gees would be with Columbia or indeed Sony so, it's a great joy for me to start again this way with such great people"
Between Robin, Maurice, and Andy, the Gibb brothers achieved 19 number one records on the Billboard charts including, a phenomenal 6 in a row equaling The Beatles record.
"I will never forget my brothers, they will always be a part of everything I do. Our dream came true"
Barry returned to live performing in 2013-2014 with the Mythology Tour, celebrating the Bee Gees anthology release of the same name as a tribute to his three brothers. The acclaimed tour included shows in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and The U.S., garnering an outpouring of affection and critical praise from around the world. 

 Tesla Announce Live Album.

Tesla.Tuesday 28th June 2016
It's been said that lightning never strikes the same place twice. However, it does in the case of Tesla. The band is thrilled to announce the release of a live recording of their classic album, "Mechanical Resonance LIVE!", celebrating the original multi-Platinum record's 30th birthday in style. With a few surprises up their sleeve, including the single "Save That Goodness" written and produced by Phil Collen of Def Leppard, he album will be released in Europe on August 26th on Tesla's longtime label partner Frontiers Music Srl. The record is being released in conjunction with Tesla's USA summer tour opening  up for Def Leppard,  where they will perform in front of over half a million fans.

Said Frank Hannon, "30 years later and the songs on our first album still rock! Making this new live album of Mechanical Resonance was a reminder of the innocence and creative beginnings of Tesla."

Added Brian Wheat, "It was a lot of fun to re-visit some of the songs we hadn't played in decades and had a great time recording it. "

Over the course of their thirty-year career, which started in 1986, the iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet—Frank Hannon [guitar], Brian Wheat [bass], Jeff Keith [lead vocals], Troy Luccketta [drums], and Dave Rude [guitar]—has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and played to sold out crowds across the globe, their three albums that followed "Mechanical Resonance" all went multi-Platinum in the USA. To say Tesla live is absolutely bombastic is an understatement, they are a hard rock band to beat all hard rock bands.

The 21st century has become something of a renaissance for Tesla. Most recently, 2014's Simplicity bowed at #14 on the Billboard Top 200. The group ignited ABC's Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! in addition to scorching stages at festivals such as Rocklahoma, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Sweden Rock Festival as well as the cruise Monsters of Rock! As they prepare to cut their ninth full-length album with Phil Collen in the producer's chair, Tesla takes another monumental leap forward as they glance back on Mechanical Resonance Live!

Mechanical Resonance Live tracklisting:

1. Rock Me To The Top
2. Ez Come Ez Go
3. Gettin' Better
4. Comin' Atcha Live
5. Changes
6. Before My Eyes
7. 2 Late 4 Love
8. We're No Good Together
9. Love Me
10. Cover Queen
11. Lil Suzie
12. Modern Day Cowboy
13. Save That Goodness (Studio Track)

 Happy Accidents Announce UK Tour.

Happy Accidents.Tuesday 28th June 2016
Happy Accidents' debut album 'You Might Be Right' will be released this week via Alcopop! Records and they're previewing another song from the record pre-release in the form of 'Facts and Figures'. Particularly pertinent with recent events, it's about "how deflating the daily news cycle can be," as Happy Accidents' Rich explains. "We're constantly barraged with tragedy of all scales in the papers; but it often seems so routine that it's easy to feel immune to it. We recorded the song last year but it's felt particularly apt in the last two weeks. It's really about trying to stay positive when the outside world is too much to handle."

The pre-order for the album is also now live and special bundles include an illustrated zine companion piece put together by the band. Happy Accidents will be heading off on tour following the album release with a string of headline shows and festival appearances plotted. See below for full dates.

Drawing influence from The Thermals, The Pixies, as well as their peers in the UK's thriving DIY scene, Happy Accidents are adept at sugar-coated choruses and 'four to the floor' disco drums, the band's sonic urgency, which speak volumes on their own. The disparity between the music and the lyrics showcases the great dichotomy of Happy Accidents. Dealing with matters such as anxiety and societal pressures, the title track of the album raises questions of identity within the context of attending parties where you don't quite know if you fit in. This contrast runs throughout the record, with the band pairing introspective lyrics with the biggest hooks they can muster.

Formed by brothers Rich and Neil Mandell and Phoebe Cross back in 2014, Happy Accidents craft the kind of earworms that will be rattling round your head for months to come – fusing their deep-seated love of 90s punk and indie, whilst still managing to sound as fresh as any of their contemporaries. Quickly making a name for themselves in DIY punk circles, they've shared stages with the likes of The Front Bottoms, Martha, Muncie Girls, and countless others.

8th - Cheltenham - 2000 Trees Festival
15th - London - Urban Bar
17th - Oxfordshire - Truck Festival
23rd – Birmingham - Scruffy Murphys
24th – Leeds - Acoustic House Show
25th - Edinburgh - Banshee Labyrinth
26th - Glasgow - The Glad Cafe
27th - Manchester - The Star and Garter
28th - Cardiff - Gwdihw
29th - Bristol - Roll for the Soul
30th - Brighton - The Royal Pavillion Tavern Pub
11th - Cheltenham - Frog and Fiddle
12th - Nottingham - JT Soar
13th - Leeds - Scene Better Days Fest

1. But You're Probably Wrong
2. Leaving Parties Early
3. Feel The Same (Unfavourably)
4. Chameleon
5. Quiet
6. Spinning
7. Facts And Figures
8. Running
9. I Can't Wait To Get The Hell Away From You
10. Coexist
11. Sorry I'm Late

 Blackfoot Announce New Album.

Blackfoot.Tuesday 28th June 2016
Blackfoot, the Southern American rock band who were originally formed in 1970's by current lead guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rickey Medlocke, are back with a new line-up and will release Southern Native on Loud & Proud Records, August 5, 2016.  Over the last two years, Medlocke wrote, performed on and produced Southern Native.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 John Carpenter Adds More UK Shows.

John Carpenter.Tuesday 28th June 2016
With his first ever live shows now well underway & dazzling crowds across the US, the master of horror John Carpenter has added new UK shows in Brighton, Edinburgh, Liverpool and a second night at London's Troxy this October.
The full run of UK & Irish shows is:
Oct 20 Brighton - The Dome           
Oct 22 Edinburgh - Usher Hall           
Oct 23 Bristol - Simple Things Festival           
Oct 25 Dublin - Vicar Street           
Oct 28 Liverpool - Olympia (Liverpool Music Week)
Oct 29 Manchester - Victoria Warehouse **venue upgrade, all tickets from Albert Hall shows will be honoured***
Oct 31 London - Troxy (SOLD OUT)
Nov 1 London - Troxy  **2nd show added**
Tickets for all new dates go on general sale this Friday July 1st.
Carpenter scored rave reviews with his festival debut at Primavera Sound in Barcelona at the start of this month & has since taken his live show across the US, with many more dates yet to come. The dates above will be his first live shows in the UK. Onstage, he is accompanied by his son Cody Carpenter on synthesizer and his godson Daniel Davies on guitar, with John Spiker on bass, John Konesky on guitar and Scott Seiver on drums.
Earlier this month, Sacred Bones released a limited run of special 12" vinyl reduxes which included the themes to Halloween backed with Escape From New York and Assault on Precinct 13 backed with The Fog, newly rerecorded by Carpenter and his Lost Themes band mates. They serve as a bridge between the Horror Master's legendary, still relevant past and his remarkable present.

 The Amazons Release New Video.

The Amazons.Tuesday 28th June 2016
The Amazons today release the video to their latest single Nightdriving.
Watch the video here: http://po.st/TANDRYT

Filmed and directed by Matt Goff, the video offers an intoxicating visual accompaniment to the track, which follows frontman Matt Thomson in the back of a car following a night out – a situation many people are oddly familiar with. Shot in the band's hometown Reading, muddled Thomson is joined by various characters, blurring the lines between reality and figments of his imagination.

Nightdriving was produced by Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice) and was premiered on Radio 1 by Huw Stephens and championed by Steve Lamacq on Radio 6 Music. The track is the newest addition to The Amazons' abundant repertoire as this year's emerging band to watch out, garnering new fans and word-of mouth praise through their dynamic live performances and explosive rock anthems.
This autumn The Amazons hit the road for their most extensive headline tour across the UK to date, including their biggest London show yet, at Oslo Hackney. Make sure you don't miss out.

Upcoming UK Festival Dates:
15th July          Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
16th July          The Beat Herder Festival, Lancashire 
29th July          Standon Calling, Hertfordshire 
30th July          Y Not Festival, Pikehall
31st July          Kendall Calling, Kendal
20th Aug          Glass Butter Beach Festival, Abersoch Wales
03rd Sept         Festival No. 6, Portmeirion Wales
1st Oct             Southsea Festival, Southsea
5th Oct             The Rocking Chair, Sheffield
6th Oct             Surf Café, Tynemouth
7th Oct             Attic at the Garage, Glasgow
8th Oct             Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester
11th Oct           Oporto, Leeds
12th Oct           The Crofter's Rights, Bristol
13th Oct           Oslo Hackney, London
14th Oct           Readipop, Reading     

 White Lies Announce new Album 'Friends'.

White Lies.Tuesday 28th June 2016
After three consecutive Top 5 albums, White Lies can now announce that they will release their fourth album 'Friends' on October 7th. The first release under a new deal with BMG, 'Friends' follows their #1 debut album 'To Lose My Life...' (2009) as well as 'Ritual' (#3, 2011) and 'Big TV' (#4, 2013).

With 'Friends', White Lies haven't so much abandoned their trademark synth-rock sound as given it a spring clean by exploring new sounds. For many reasons, it felt like a fresh start. The trio were temporarily without a label after a bout of record company reorganisation. Rather than re-sign straight away, they decided to start 'Friends' under their own steam without the pressure of a deadline or a budget, or even the guidance of a producer.

Whatever sound each song suggested, White Lies went with it. Hence, when 'Hold Back Your Love' and 'Is My Love Enough' sparkled with disco grooves, they embraced it. When the beautiful ballad 'Don't Fall' jettisoned their signature sound entirely, leaving only frontman Harry McVeigh's sumptuous, sonorous vocals to connect it to White Lies of old, they stuck with it. Similarly, when the triumphant 'Summer Didn't Change A Thing' harked back to the arena-ready rock of their debut, they didn't mind.

The changing nature of relationships is a recurring theme throughout the album.

"In the past couple of years, we've noticed friends' life situations causing them to make big decisions – marriages, kids, moving out of London," says bassist and lyricist Charles Cave. "Friendships have begun to feel adult and our perception of time has changed. As kids, if you didn't see a mate for a fortnight, you'd wonder what was wrong. Now you might not see someone for six months and it doesn't matter."

'Friends' has been launched with the brand new single 'Take It Out On Me' which is available now and impacts on August 12th. It's a track which started as an experiment in which Cave aimed to write a chorus using just numbers.

"Right up until we recorded the song it was called 89-1-3," he says. "It was inspired by a lunatic on Instagram who kept commenting on a friend's photos in pseudo Biblical verse. From his profile I discovered he lived in a remote cabin with a rough-looking dog. He posted weird videos in which he quoted random numbers. As a challenge, I turned them in to a song. The only problem was that it went so well everyone said it should be the first single, so I relented and gave the chorus real lyrics."

'Friends' was recorded in Bryan Ferry's private studio in London's Olympia and was self-produced by the band. White Lies enlisted the help of an expert team including Grammy Award-winning engineer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys), David Wrench (Caribou, FKA twigs) on mixing duties and long-term collaborator Ed Buller who contributed additional production.

The ten-track album will be released on CD, vinyl, picture disc, digital download and streaming formats, as well as a special box set edition which will include a cassette and four exclusive bonus tracks. Pre-orders are now open at all retailers including White Lies' official store, iTunes and Amazon where 'Take It Out On Me' is available as an immediate download.

White Lies - completed by drummer Jack Brown - can also announce details of an extensive UK and European tour which stretches from late September through to the start of December. It includes a major homecoming show at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 22nd.

The band's full tour schedule is:

September <
28th - Turkey, Istanbul, Babylon
30th - Greece, Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theatre

1st - Greece, Athens, Iera Odos
13th - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso
14th - Netherlands, Nijmegen, Doornroosje
15th - France, Paris, Trabendo
17th - Luxembourg, Atelier
18th – Belgium, Brussels, AB
21st - Germany, Frankfurt, Gibson
22nd - Germany, Osnabruck, Rosenhof
23rd - Germany, Cologne, Kantine
25th - Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega
26th - Sweden, Stockholm, Debaser
27th - Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller
29th - Denmark, Aarhus, Train
30th - Germany, Hamburg, U&G
31st - Germany, Berlin, Huxleys

2nd - Poland, Gdansk, Stary Manez
3rd - Poland, Warsaw, Progesja
4th - Czech Republic, Prague, Lucerna Music Hall
5th - Austria, Vienna, Ottakringer Brauerei
8th - Croatia, Zagreb, Tvornika Kulture
9th - Germany, Munich, Fabrik
10th - Switzerland, Zurich, Kauflauten
11th - Switzerland, Lausanne, Metropop Festival
13th - Italy, Rome, Orion
14th - Italy, Milan, Fabrique
16th - Spain, Barcelona, Razzmatazz
17th - Spain, Madrid, Arena
18th - Portugal, Lisbon, CCB
22nd - UK, London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
24th - UK, Nottingham, Rock City
25th - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall
26th - UK, Liverpool, Arts Club
27th - UK, Glasgow, O2 ABC
29th - UK, Birmingham, O2 Institute
30th - UK, Leeds, Stylus

1 st - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy

 OF Mice And Men Release New Track 'Pain'.

Of Mice And Men.Monday 27th June 2016
OF MICE & MEN have released "Pain," the blistering first track and video, directed by Mark Lediard at J6 Films, from their much-anticipated new album COLD WORLD – clickHERE  to watch.
Fans can get "Pain" as an instant download by clicking >HEREto pre-order COLD WORLD.

COLD WORLD is set for a September 9th release on Rise Records.
1. Game of War
2. The Lie
3. Real
4. Like A Ghost
5. Contagious
6. -
7. Pain
8. The Hunger
9. Relentless
10. Down The Road
11. +
12. Away
13. Transfigured

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

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

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

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

Tickets on sale now.

 Wacken Announce 2015 DVD Release.

Wacken.Monday 27th June 2016
Louder Than Hell and also Rain or Shine, both are W:O:A  slogans and true it is, a great festival that will enlighten also in 2016  again 75.000 Metalheads having the best time of their summer.

Just in time for this year's festival

Live At Wacken 2015 – 26 Years Louder Than Hell

will be released and everyone can reminisce and indulge oneself with this fabulous line up. So many highlights and the heart of every fans is gonna beat faster.  Where else do you get such load of springing charge and concentrated passion of the coolest heavy and rock bands? And with this release you are not only enjoying the CD you can also watch the bands again on the double DVD.  Just to drop some names: Judas Priest, In Flames, Annihilator, Danko Jones, Uli Jon Roth, Europe, Cradle Of Filth, and newcomers like Beyond The Black and many, many more.  
On 8 stages, more than 120 bands were performing. Gigantic!
This DVD can only cover an excerpt of all the performances , otherwise it would go far beyond the scope but be sure that everything you want is on there!
This double live DVD / CD is a must have for all fans!

Formats:       2 DVD/2 CD DVD Digipack
                        2 Blu-Ray / 2CD BR-Digipack
                        Standard Digital Audio (35 tracks)
                        Longform Video

Technical details for DVD and Blu-Ray:
NTSC/Dolby Digital 5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0/ Stereo PCM/ Region Code 0/
FSK 12/ total running time: ca. 261 minutes


DVD1 / Blu-ray1:
01. JUDAS PRIEST – Painkiller
02. IN FLAMES – Paralyzed
03. IN FLAMES - Everything's Gone
04. AMORPHIS - My Kantele
05. AMORPHIS - Magic And Mayhem
06. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger
07. RUNNING WILD - Riding The Storm
08. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm
09. BEYOND THE BLACK - Songs Of Love And Death
11. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field
12. ANNIHILATOR - Creepin' Again
13. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell
14. DEATH ANGEL - Voracious Soul
15. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive
16. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
17. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars
18. SABATON - To Hell And Back
19. SABATON - Night Witches
20. DANKO JONES - The Twisting Knife
21. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret
22. ULI JON ROTH - Dark Lady
23. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer
24. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion
25. EUROPE - War Of Kings
26. EUROPE - The Second Day

DVD2 / Blu-ray2:
01. BIOHAZARD - How It Is
02. BIOHAZARD – Punishment
03. KATAKLYSM - As I Slither
04. KATAKLYSM - To Reign Again
05. CANNIBAL CORPSE - Scourge Of Iron
06. CANNIBAL CORPSE - Evisceration Plague
07. CRADLE OF FILTH - Burn In A Burial Gown
08. CRADLE OF FILTH - Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids
10. SKINDRED - Kill The Power
11. SKINDRED - Proceed With Caution
12. OOMPH! - Augen auf
13. OOMPH! - Gott ist ein Popstar
14. SANTIANO - Gott muss ein Seemann sein
15. SANTIANO - Lieder der Freiheit
16. IN EXTREMO - Himmel und Hölle
17. IN EXTREMO – Feuertaufe
18. KÄRBHOLZ - Ich hör mir beim Leben zu
19. GODSIZED - Welcome To Hell
20. THE ANSWER - Raise A Little Hell
21. MY DYING BRIDE - Turn Loose The Swans
22. MANTAR - Into The Golden Abyss

01. JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller
02. IN FLAMES - Paralyzed
03. AMORPHIS - My Kantele
04. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger
05. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm
07. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field
08. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell
09. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive
10. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
11. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars
12. SABATON - To Hell And Back
13. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret
14. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer
15. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion
16. EUROPE - War Of Kings

01. BIOHAZARD - How It Is
02. KATAKLYSM - To Reign Again
03. CANNIBAL CORPSE - Evisceration Plague
04. CRADLE OF FILTH - Burn In A Burial Gown
06. SKINDRED - Proceed With Caution
07. OOMPH! - Gott ist ein Popstar
08. SANTIANO - Gott muss ein Seemann sein
09. IN EXTREMO - Himmel und Hölle
10. KÄRBHOLZ - Ich hör mir beim Leben zu
11. GODSIZED - Welcome To Hell
12. THE ANSWER - Raise A Little Hell
13. MY DYING BRIDE - Turn Loose The Swans
14. MANTAR - Into The Golden Abyss

 Dead Letter Circus Announce UK Tour.

Fead Letter Circus.Monday 27th June 2016
Australian alt-rockers DEAD LETTER CIRCUS have announced a European tour that will take in 5 shows across the UK, in support of new album ‘Aesthesis’.

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

Catch them at the following shows:

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

DEAD LETTER CIRCUS already enjoy superstar status in their native Australia. With three breathtaking albums, which all garnered high chart positions, and frenetically celebrated concerts all over the country, the five-piece from Brisbane have earned themselves a faithful and enthusiastic fan base. Now they look set to expand that worldwide, with their sights firmly set on showing the rest of the world what all the fuss is about.

Check out latest single ‘In Plain Sight’ here: >https://youtu.be/c70lIfBKWV0

A new single is expected to land on August 12th.

Latest album ‘Aesthesis’ is out now on Rodeostar.

 Lonely The Brave Announce UK Tour.

Lonely The Brave.Monday 27th June 2016
Following the recent release of their critically acclaimed second album, "Things Will Matter", and fresh from playing main support to Biffy Clyro at the weekend, Lonely The Brave today announce the "Dust & Bones" EP. Led by album highlight, the anthemic "Dust & Bones", the EP also contains two new originals – "Place Isn't Lost" and "Bottled Time" – alongside a cover of Cambridge legends Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb".

"Things Will Matter" received rave reviews in the music press and marked their first full LP featuring second guitarist Ross Smithwick; the interplay between himself and founding guitarist Mark Trotter adding more depth to an already significantly expansive sound. Experimentation and ambition are a key part of a record brimming with ideas – from the pulse behind the minimalist, claustrophobic opener "Wait In The Car" to the cataclysmic post-rock magnificence of closer "Jaws Of Hell", this is a play-through album. There's the doomy intensity of comeback track "Black Mire", through to the hooks David Jakes is already well known for in the anthemic choruses to "Rattlesnakes", the aforementioned "Dust & Bones" and "Radar".

Lonely The Brave's debut, "The Day's War", was an album both critically acclaimed and adored by fans, receiving the full 5K's in a lead Kerrang! review and a similarly glowing two-page lead in Rock Sound. What set Lonely The Brave apart from their peers was how they couldn't be hemmed into that rock world alone – also picking up accolades from the likes of The Independent, The Telegraph, Mojo and The Guardian and prestigious support slots with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and band favourite Deftones. All of which pointed to a diversity in their sound, a perceived longevity and perception beyond their young years as a band. And a fair one too, the group evoking a classic, alternative-rock sound ahead of others, influenced by the diverse likes of dEUS, Screaming Trees, Mogwai, Defeater, Jeff Buckley, Pearl Jam and The National.

As well as the release of the EP in August, and festival dates across the summer, the band will embark on a full headline tour in October taking Tall Ships as support.

Lonely The Brave are:

David Jakes – Vocals
Mark Trotter – Guitar
Ross Smithwick – Guitar
Andrew Bushen – Bass
Gavin "Mo" Edgeley – Drums

Previous praise for Lonely The Brave:

"A band whose name will soon be up in lights, whether they like it or not" NME

"This Cambridge quartet specialise in anthems designed to fill arenas, but with a very pointed caveat that what they do remains several proud steps away from well-worn mainstream rock" The Guardian

"Lonely The Brave could be the biggest band on the planet. Fact." Rock Sound

"Fit to bursting with anthems that will keep them in festival slots for years to come" Mojo

"Lonely The Brave are simply phenomenal." Kerrang!

Upcoming festival dates:

08/07/16 - 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham - United Kingdom
15/07/16 - Truck Festival, Oxford - United Kingdom
16/07/16 - Latitude Festival, Southwold - United Kingdom
31/07/16 - Y Not Festival, Derbyshire - United Kingdom
27/08/16 - Anchored To The Sound Festival, Plymouth - United Kingdom
03/09/16 - Fort Fest, Bedford - United Kingdom
New October UK tour dates * w/Tall Ships:

30/09/16 – Sheffield – The Plug* - >BUY TICKETS
03/10/16 - Brighton – The Haunt* - BUY TICKETS
04/10/16 - Southend – Chinnerys* - BUY TICKETS
06/10/16 - London – Camden Electric Ballroom* - BUY TICKETS
07/10/16 - Bristol – Marble Factory* - BUY TICKETS
08/10/16 - Manchester - Neighbourhood Festival - BUY TICKETS
10/10/16 - Nottingham – Rescue Rooms* - BUY TICKETS
11/10/16 - Glasgow – King Tuts* - BUY TICKETS
14/10/16 - Leicester – 02 Academy* - BUY TICKETS
15/10/16 - Leeds – The Key Club* - BUY TICKETS
18/10/16 - Oxford – 02 Academy* - BUY TICKETS
19/10/16 - Hull – Welly* - BUY TICKETS
21/10/16 - Birmingham – 02 Academy* - BUY TICKETS
22/10/16 Cardiff – SWN Festival. The Tramshed - BUY TICKETS

Tickets at: www.lonelythebrave.com

 Forever Never Announce New EP.

Forever Never.Monday 27th June 2016
Essex born melodic metallic quintet FOREVER NEVER, will release their eagerly anticipated E.P 'Speak Up' through Code 7 on 26th August 2016 'Speak Up' is a tour de force, filled with huge riffs, tolerant undertones and crunching melodies.

From the pulsating 'One Life' to the heartfelt emotion of 'Living A Lie', the ever-infectious hook of 'We Wont Save The World' to the insanely heavy 'Pray', the band successfully infuse groovy riffs with hooking vocal melodies, making Forever Never's new material a delicious combination for any avid rock fan The E.P is a general state of world address with brand new single 'We Wont Save The World' being at the forefront of that message.

Lead singer Renny states "What's scary about 'We Won't Save The World', is that I actually wrote the lyrics two days before the Paris shootings. There is so much conflict and hate happening around the world right now and everyone wants to point the finger of blame with, at times, little understanding of the true political agendas of the world's leaders.  WWSTW comes from a perspective of love; we can't change some of the devastating events occurring across the globe right now but we can believe in a better future that starts with every one of us showing more compassion and standing up for love...something we can all get behind surely?."

Track listing:
1.       Intro
2.       We Won't Save The World
3.       Never Giving Up
4.       Living A Lie
5.       Pray
6.       One Life
7.       Speak Up!

The band announced their comeback to the world last year, with their video for 'Never Giving Up' premiering on Kerrang.com.  

The single spent nine weeks in the official Kerrang rock chart, second single 'One Life' gained airplay from Team Rock's Sophie K, Kerrang Radio's Alex Baker, Kerrang Radio's Johnny Doom and was B listed too! Both videos were spot play-listed by MTV Rocks as well as both Kerrang and Scuzz TV. 'Never Giving Up' has reached over 70,000 hits on YouTube!
'Speak Up' is released on the 26th August 2016.

 Good Charlotte Add London Show To UK Tour.

Good Charlotte.Monday 27th June 2016
Multi-platinum-selling pop-punk icons Good Charlotte have announced a handful of shows in the UK ahead of their performances at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.  The band are happy to announce they will now also be performing in London at The O2 Forum on August 22nd.

Good Charlotte will be joined on these dates by Waterparks, Big Jesus and Roam (Birmingham only) in support.  What an exciting line up of some incredibly talented upcoming bands!  

Dates are as follows:


22nd London, O2 Forum
24th Glasgow, O2 Academy
25th Manchester, O2 Ritz - SOLD OUT
26th Leeds Festival
27th Birmingham, O2 Institute - SOLD OUT
28th Reading Festival

Tickets for London go on sale on Friday 1st July at 9am. The band will also be offering VIP Meet and Greet and merch packages for these shows.  These tickets will fly so be quick!


To get you even MORE excited, Good Charlotte have released a lyric video for >"Life Can't Get Much Better" taken from their sixth studio album Youth Authority due out Friday, July 15, via the Madden Brothers' own label MDDN, distributed worldwide through Kobalt Label Services.  Good Charlotte also premiered their new video for "40oz Dream"  - check it out >here. "For us '40oz. Dream' was the perfect song to kick off our new album.  It's got all the sarcasm and humor we've always loved, and lots of affection for the past and present" Benji Madden told Rolling Stone who hailed the song as "colorful and nostalgic".
Those who pre-order the album (>ORDER HERE) will be rewarded with instant grat downloads of "Makeshift Love", "40 oz. Dream" and "Life Changes". Special album pre-order bundles including exclusive merch items are available> HERE.

 ELO Announce One Off London Show For June 2017.

ELO.Monday 27th June 2016
 Following a phenomenal sold-out UK arena tour (including four O2 Arenas) that ended in Birmingham on Friday night and a crowd thrilling performance in the legendary 'tea-time slot' at Glastonbury yesterday, Jeff Lynne's ELO have announced they will be headlining Wembley Stadium for ONE NIGHT ONLY on 24th June 2017.  Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 1st July from www.livenation.co.uk

More popular than ever, Jeff Lynne's ELO continue to go from strength to strength with not only his latest platinum album, 'Alone In The Universe' a runaway success both commercially and critically, (with all the singles taken from it featuring on the Radio 2 A List) but also this past week has seen the one millionth sale of 'All Over The World - The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra'.

Jeff Lynne's ELO plays:
June 2017

Sat 24th                                             LONDON, Wembley Stadium connected by EE

Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 1st July priced at £110/£85/£55/£35 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 Yellowcard Announce Final Album And Final Tour.

Yellowcard.Saturday 25th June 2016
"When saying farewell, it is hard to know where to start, especially when there are so many reasons not to say it, but the time has come to share this news," said YELLOWCARD in a unified statement. "After countless discussions and months of thought, we have decided that it is time for Yellowcard to come to an end. This will be our last album and our final world tour." 

With this statement, YELLOWCARD have announced that the band will be releasing their final self-titled album on September 30, 2016 on Hopeless Records and embark on 'The Final World Tour', kicking off on October 6 in San Antonio, TX and reaching Europe & the UK in December. "We wanted to have the chance to share our farewell with as many fans around the world as we could, and now is the right time to do just that." 

'Yellowcard' was a very personal journey for the band that was self-produced by Ryan Key and guitarist Ryan Mendez with long-time ally and close friend Neal Avron close by as Executive Producer. "The motivation behind this was to make sure these songs came from a place that was deeply rooted in us," they explain about taking the reins and crafting it from top to bottom. "We wanted to push ourselves to create a lasting finale for this incredible story on our own. It is also why we chose to self-title the album. We were lucky to still have our friend and mentor, Neal Avron, on board as Executive Producer. We've made one of the strongest records of our career and a fitting final creative piece."

Pre-orders for 'Yellowcard' begin today at www.yellowcardrock.com which includes an instant download of the opening track 'Rest in Peace'.  Pre-sale VIP packages for the tour are also available now. Public on sale will begin June 28th.

As the band spends their summer on the Vans Warped Tour before launching into their final stretch, they are especially appreciative to the fans that have been there every step of the way. "We will be forever grateful to Yellowcard fans all over the world for the opportunities you have given us. We have played shows for nearly two decades on six continents, and had the chance to keep recording the music we love year after year. While it is with sadness that we say goodbye, it is with gratitude and amazement that we look back on a career we can be proud of, and were so very lucky to have had."

'Yellowcard' will be released on September 30, 2016 via Hopeless Records. Yellowcard is Ryan Key (vocals, guitars), Sean Mackin (violins), Ryan Mendez (guitar), and Josh Portman (bass).

UK & European Final World Tour Dates
Dec-07           Amsterdam               Netherlands             Melkweg OZ
Dec-08           Cologne                    Germany                  Live Music Hall
Dec-09           Cologne                    Germany                  Live Music Hall
Dec-11            Bristol                       UK                           O2 Academy
Dec-12           Glasgow                    UK                           O2 ABC
Dec-14           Manchester               UK                           O2 Ritz
Dec-15           London                      UK                           O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Dec-17           Nottingham               UK                            Rock City
Dec-18           Birmingham              UK                            O2 Institute

 Motionless In White Sign To Roadrunner Records And Release New Single '570'.

Motionless In White.Saturday 25th June 2016
Roadrunner Records is pleased to announce Motionless In White as the newest member of its illustrious roster. The Scranton, PA-based band are championing their new deal with the release of a brand new single, titled "570." The track arrives today on all DSPs and is streaming now on the band's official YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/HVhDbVDQtRw

Motionless In White comment, "We are very honoured to finally announce that we have signed with Roadrunner Records. Over the past few months, we've had the privilege of getting to know the hard working team that makes up Roadrunner, and felt a connection with their company immediately. It has been a dream of MIW for years to someday sign with their label, and we are elated to find that it is a perfect home for the band to continue building our career. We are very excited to start this new chapter and to keep working hard every day with Roadrunner by our side. Thank you to Roadrunner Records for opening your home to us, and thank you to all of the fans that have supported our band tirelessly over the years. Your support and contributions have helped lead to all of these amazing developments taking place for our band. We're looking forward to many more years of this with all of you."

Motionless In White is currently hard at work on their long awaited fourth studio album and full-length Roadrunner debut, slated for 2017. "570" marks the band's first new release since 2014's chart-topping "REINCARNATE," which debuted at #1 on Billboard's "Top Rock Albums" chart as well as at #9 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200. Motionless In White's third studio album was highlighted by the blockbuster title track, a top 20 Active Rock radio favourite in the USA accompanied by a striking companion video now boasting close to 10 million views. 

Motionless In White launch "570" with nearly non-stop touring, kicking off in the USA with this year's Vans Warped Tour '16 Presented By Journeys. The dates – which see the band topping the new Monster Energy Party Zone – begin today in Texas and continue through mid-August. Following that, Motionless in White continue across the USA, joining forces with Korn and Breaking Benjamin for Sept-Oct. 

Founded in 2005, Motionless In White – whose frontman, Chris Motionless, graces the cover of Alternative Press' current Vans Warped Tour '16 special issue – are among the top nominees for the 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards Fueled By Monster Energy, with nods including "Best Live Band" and "Artist of the Year Presented By Monster Energy."  

 Kenneths Annunce New Single 'All Cried Out'.

Kenneths.Saturday 25th June 2016
Since their inception in January of 2015, London punks, The Kenneths, have clocked up 150 shows, playing with the likes of Anti-Flag, Juliette and The Licks, Less Than Jake, Jack Garratt and Lianne La Havas in the process. The band also spent the whole of last summer stateside on the Vans Warped Tour, following a personal invitation from organiser, Kevin Lyman, who said "The Kenneths, are a reincarnation of what got me into punk rock in the first place, I had to book them the first time I heard them."

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

Following two DIY releases, the 'K' and 'E' EPs, the trio recently entered the studio with the legendary Bill Stevenson of The Descendents/Black Flag fame and the first fruits of their labour come in the form of debut single, 'All Cried Out'.

In Weller's own words, "It's two and half minutes of pure frustration and angst. About one of those addictive, self-destructive, emotionally devastating relationships, where you break up over and over again. By the time it's finally finished, you feel numb. You've got nothing left to give. You're all cried out."

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands.

Bloodstock.Saturday 25th June 2016
There's just 48 days until your wait is over for BLOODSTOCK - the biggest heavy metal party weekender of the year!  BLOODSTOCK HQ is a hive of activity; the sunshine is on pre-order and there are still more bands being confirmed!

Added for an early afternoon main stage slot on Sunday are rising, home-grown Century Media metalheads, HEART OF A COWARD (https://www.facebook.com/heartofacoward). Check out the video for 'Hollow' from last album 'Deliverance' at: https://youtu.be/C-h3c2VnA7A.

Joining Friday's Sophie Stage bill are German symphonic metal outfit BEYOND THE BLACK (https://www.facebook.com/beyondtheblackofficial), Wigan's own progressive sludgelords BOSS KELOID (https://www.facebook.com/bosskeloidband), and self-described 'epic fantasycore' group FURY from Worcester (https://www.facebook.com/furyofficial).   

Meanwhile, snagging a Sophie Stage slot on Saturday are heavy psych merchants VODUN (https://www.facebook.com/VODUNBAND) fresh from Stone Free festival last weekend and fast-rising London melodic metallers, THE RAVEN AGE (https://www.facebook.com/TheRavenAge).

BLOODSTOCK is very pleased to welcome back TEENAGE CANCER TRUST as their official charity partner once again.  After shattering all previous fundraising records in 2015 with a colossal total in excess of £13.5K, BLOODSTOCK hopes you'll join them to raise even more cash in 2016 to help TEENAGE CANCER TRUST support young people with cancer all over the UK.

Meantime, the 'Metal 2 The Masses' finals continue around the UK through to 10th July (remaining dates below).  BLOODSTOCK's 'Metal 2 The Masses' judging squad have been searching hard for hot new talent and these lucky bands have won slots on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage!

Friday welcomes Mansfield stoner/groove rock trio WITCHTRIPPER (https://www.facebook.com/witchtripperuk) and Leicester's melodic doomsters GARGANJUA (https://www.facebook.com/Garganjua). On Saturday, Leicester M2TM winners CONJURER (https://www.facebook.com/conjureruk) bring their blend of progressive post-metal sludge/groove, plus Norwich M2TM finalists VENDETTA (https://www.facebook.com/VendettaUKHC) offer up a slice of pure British hardcore aggression.  Joining Sunday's New Blood mayhem are Luton's FAR FROM HISTORY (https://www.facebook.com/farfromhistoryuk), mixing chugging groove and hardcore riffs to round out your weekend.

There's also a chance for punters at each M2TM event to win weekend tickets to BLOODSTOCK, a case of Hobgoblin Ale to take home, or various other BLOODSTOCK related prizes.  You can even shake hands with BLOODSTOCK's 'M2TM' mainman, Simon Hall.  Remaining finals run as follows so get out, support, and win those festival tickets for yourself!
24th Jun - SWINDON – The Victoria
24th Jun - DEWSBURY – The Old Turk
25th Jun - MERSEYSIDE / LIVERPOOL – Bumper
1st Jul - LINCOLNSHIRE / LINCOLN – The Lincoln Imp
2nd Jul - READING – Facebar
9th Jul - BURNLEY – Sanctuary
9th Jul - BOURNEMOUTH – The Anvil
9th Jul - POLAND / BIELSKO-BIALA - The Rude Boy Club
10th Jul - BIRMINGHAM – The Roadhouse

Maybe you waded through D(r)ownload?  Or you're paddling off to Glastonbury?  First timers and old timers, everyone's welcome at BLOODSTOCK.  If you've a little 'un under 4 yrs old, they can even join you for free.  No mates to go with or a bit unsure on your first visit?  Make new friends with the "Bloodstock Loners & Newbies" camp, a Facebook group set up by some regulars (https://www.facebook.com/groups/171715506329753/).

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

Weekend tickets with camping, plus various VIP packages, are available now priced from £139 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838.  Learn more about VIP via https://youtu.be/fAzkTVvjnn0 but don't hang about, as these tickets always sell out in advance!!

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

 Cane Hill Unleash New Video And announce Tour Dates.

Cane Hill.Saturday 25th June 2016
NOLA Metal band Cane Hill have premiered their brooding new song 'You're So Wonderful' ahed of their Summer long stint on this years Warped tour.

You can watch the video for "You're So Wonderful" which is taken from their upcoming debut record, Smile, - due out on July 15th via Rise Records here.

"'You're So Wonderful' is the most self deprecating song we've ever written, and probably the most honest.  We wanted to try something really different for us" says frontman Elijah Witt.

The band have had a huge few weeks in the UK/EU this past month. With stunning performances at the Slam Dunk and Download festivals- Rock Sound calling them "The most dangerous band at Download", a nomination for Best New Band at the Metal Hammer Awards, a win at the Kerrang! Awards for Best International Newcomer and that controversial acceptance speech. It has lead them to be one of the most talked about new bands & upon hearing their debut album 'Smile', it is easy to see why.

Cane Hill's debut album Smile was produced by WZRD BLD in Hollywood, CA and features 10 vicious tracks that are incredibly heavy and aggressive.  Preview other controversial tracks from the album here: (The New) Jesus and "True Love'.

The record follows their 2015 breakout, self-titled EP, which spawned fan favourite tracks like "Time Bomb" (feat. Tyler "Scout" Acord), "Sunday School and "Ox Blood."

The band are currently on a year long worldwide tour and will be on the Vans Warped Tour all Summer. 

Fans can also pre-order Smile now at http://www.wearecanehill.com/


June 24, 2016 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Pavilion
June 25, 2016 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
June 26, 2016 - Houston, TX - NRG Park
June 27, 2016 - New Orleans, LA - Mardi Gras World
June 29, 2016 - Nashville, TN - Fairgrounds
June 30, 2016 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheater
July 01, 2016 - St. Petersburg, FL - Vinoy Park
July 02, 2016 - Orlando, FL - Tinker Field
July 05, 2016 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Pavilion
July 06, 2016 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Amphitheater
July 07, 2016 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
July 08, 2016 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
July 09, 2016 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach
July 10, 2016 - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre
July 11, 2016 - Scranton, PA - Montage Pavilion
July 13, 2016 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
July 14, 2016 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake
July 15, 2016 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara
JUly 16, 2016 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Pavilion
July 17, 2016 - Holmdel, NJ - P.N.C Bank Center
July 19, 2016 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music
July 20, 2016 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Center
July 21, 2016 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
July 22, 2016 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace
July 23, 2016 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Amphitheater
July 24, 2016 - Shakopee, MN - Canterbury Park
July 26, 2016 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre
July 27, 2016 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino
July 28, 2016 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Amphitheater
July 30, 2016 - Salk Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairpark
August 01, 2016 - Albuquerque, NM - Balloon Fiesta Park
August 02, 2016 - Scottsdale, AZ - Salt River Fields
August 05, 2016 - San Diego, CA - Qualcomm Stadium
August 06, 2016 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 07, 2016 - Pomona, CA - Pomona Fairplex
August 09, 2016 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel
August 11, 2016 - Nampa, ID - Ford Idaho Center
August 12, 2016 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater
August 13, 2016 - Portland OR, - Portland Expo Center
October 20, 2016 - Perth, AUS
October 21, 2016 - Adelaide, AUS
October 25, 2016 - Melbourne, AUS
October 27, 2016 - Sydney, AUS
October 28, 2016 - Brisbane, AUS
November 24, 2016 - Newport, UK -  Centre
November 27, 2016 - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy
November 30, 2016 - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy
December 03, 2016 - Manchester, UK - Academy
December 06, 2016 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
December 09, 2016 - London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton

 Tax The Heat Announce Tour Dates.

Tax The Heat.Saturday 25th June 2016
"The energy is infectious, performances pinpoint-perfect and they know their way round a melody... All Killer, no filler. An outstanding debut from the Bristolians" 9/10 Classic Rock album review of "Fed To Lions"
"A distinctly cool proposition with equal measures classic rock rock riffs and plain old class" – 4/5 Kerrang album review of "Fed To Lions"
Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, "Fed To Lions", Tax The Heat are pleased to announce further UK live dates through 2016. These will include headline shows, festivals, special guests to Ash and, just announced as guests to Terrorvision in November. Full dates as follows.
Friday 15th July 2016      Big Red, London HEADLINE (support tbc) FREE ADMISSION
Sunday 17th July 2016    Truck Festival www.truckfestival.com
Friday 22nd July 2016     Livewire Youth Music, Plymouth HEADLINE w/local support
Saturday 23rd July 2016  Steelhouse Festival www.steelhousefestival.com
Sunday 24th July 2016    Ramblin Man Fair Festival www.ramblinmanfair.com 
Monday 25th July 2016   Music Rooms, Chester (special guests to Ash)
Tuesday 26th July 2016  Fibbers, York (special guests to Ash)
Thursday 28th July 2016 Moles, Bath HEADLINE w/local support
Friday 29th July 2016     Sugarmill, Stoke (special guests to Ash)
Saturday 30th July 2016 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton HEADLINE w/local support
Tuesday 22nd November 2016   Garage, Glasgow (guests to Terrovision)
Friday 25th November 2016      o2 Ritz, Manchester (guests to Terrovision)
Saturday 26th November 2016   Engine Rooms, Southampton (guests to Terrovision)
Sunday 27th November 2016     Koko, London (guests to Terrovision)
Monday 28th November 2016    Waterfront, Norwich (guests to Terrovision)
Tuesday 29th November 2016   Tramshed, Cardiff (guests to Terrovision)
Terrorvision tickets are available through www.seetickets.com

 Bring Me The Horizon Unleash New Video.

Bring Me The Horizon.Saturday 25th June 2016
Bring Me The Horizon reveal their latest video for album track 'Avalanche' today ahead of their highly anticipated performance at Glastonbury Festival on Friday. Watch the video here: http://vevo.ly/dFUysC

"This is the first time we've worked on filming and editing the whole project.  Having creative control over every aspect from start to finish was great, it was a lot of work but extremely rewarding! 

We enjoyed working on it together so much that we've decided to start a collaborative company called Fun Blood so we can work on projects together in the future." - Tom Sykes

The band have been riding the wave of global success since the release of their last album, That's The Spirit, which topped the charts in over 10 countries around the world.

2016 has seen the band play sold out shows in cities across North America, South America, Europe and Asia as well as a stunning performance at the Royal Albert Hall, with a full orchestra, for Teenage Cancer Trust.  As they head into the autumn they will perform their biggest UK headline shows so far, which includes two dates at the O2, see below.

31st – London, O2 Arena
1st – Bournemouth, International Centre
2nd – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
4th – Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
5th – London – O2 Arena
6th – Sheffield, Motopoint Arena
8th – Manchester, Arena
9th – Glasgow, SEE Hydro

Bring Me The Horizon 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.

October 22 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
October 25 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
October 28 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

*tour is supported by Eisley and Gavin Castleton

 The Deer Hunter Announce New Album.

The Deer Hunter.Saturday 25th June 2016
The Dear Hunter and multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter Casey Crescenzo have announced their new album, Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional, out September 9 on Cave & Canary Goods / Equal Vision Records. / Rude Records (UK and Europe). The release of Act V comes a year after Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise. 

Listen to 'Gloria' from Act V streaming now on TheDearHunter.com and SoundCloud

In a statement from Crescenzo about the latest instalment he says, "these two albums, Act IV and V, were written and recorded much in the same time frame - though each album retains its own unique identity, tone, and experience." Crescenzo goes on to share, "Act V, however, will be the final 'rock' record in the Act series. This may read as though I am abandoning the project, one record early - but the truth is simply that in knowing what Act VI means to the series, and what its story has to say - presenting it in the same form as Acts I-V would be short selling the creative opportunity it presents."

Act V is available for pre-order at TheDearHunter.com and iTunes.  Album art is above and full track listing for the album is below. The band is also sharing their first single 'Gloria' from Act V on their site as well as iTunes and Spotify. All details and Crescenzo’s full statement can be found at TheDearHunter.com.

Last week 250 flexi postcards were sent out to select lifetime fan members. When played on a record player the postcards offer a spoken word message from one of the major characters from the Act storyline, Mr. Usher, teasing fans of the new record. The Act series is The Dear Hunter's six album concept series chronicling the story of a boy at the turn of the century, only referred to as "The Dear Hunter." From the beginning, it was a high-concept project: Crescenzo mapped out multi-page treatments for a six-album story arc about the birth, life, and abrupt death of a boy, set at the dawn of the 20th century. Act I: The Lake South, The River NorthAct II: The Meaning of, and All Things Regarding Ms. Leading and the third instalment, Act III: Life and Death were released between 2006 and 2009 and Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise was released last year. Like Act IV, Act V features Bay Area musicians the Awesöme Orchestra with orchestration written by Crescenzo.
1. Regress
2. The Moon / Awake
3. Cascade
4. The Most Cursed of Hands / Who Am I
5. The Revival
6. Melpomene
7. Mr. Usher (on His Way to Town)
8. The Haves Have Naught
9. Light
10. Gloria
11. The Flame (Is Gone)
12. The Fire (Remains)
13. The March
14. Blood
15. A Beginning

This fall The Dear Hunter will embark on "The Final Act Tour." Crescenzo called this "a celebration of everything that has brought me to this point... a celebration for every person who ever toiled over the meaning of a verse; the placement of an illustration; the name of a song; the point of view the lyrics maintain... This tour is for all of you, and we couldn't be more excited to see you." The tour will kick off on September 9 in Portland, OR at Doug Fir Lounge. The tour is making stops in major music markets like Seattle, Chicago, New York, Nashville, and LA before coming to an end at The Fillmore in San Francisco. This special show will feature accompaniment by Awesöme Orchestra, the 36-piece ensemble that performed on the recordings for both Act IV & V. Eisley and Gavin Castleton are supporting the tour. A complete list of tour dates is below and more information and tickets can be found at: TheDearHunter.com.

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

 Metal Meltdown Concerts Launching In August.

Metal Meltdown.Thursday 23rd June 2016
The first "Metal Meltdown" concert series event kicked off at The Joint at the world famous Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas on May 30, 2015. Legendary, multi-Platinum selling rockers Twisted Sister performed an explosive 90-minute concert of their biggest hits spanning their 40-year career. The show was dedicated to the honor of Twisted Sister's iconic drummer, A.J. Pero, whose tragic, sudden death just two months prior to the filming of this event shocked the music world. The band announced that not only were all the remaining concerts being performed in 2015 dedicated to the memory of A.J. Pero, but that 2016 would mark the 40th and final year of the band's legendary live performances. They recruited renowned drummer and friend of A.J. Pero, Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold) to take the reins, and his very first Twisted Sister appearance was captured by the "Metal Meltdown" camera crew.

Twisted Sister fans will now get to witness that special concert produced by the award-winning production company, Rock Fuel Media in association with Loud & Proud Records. Directed by Brian Lockwood (Bon Jovi, Metallica, Motley Crue), METAL MELTDOWN - FEATURING TWISTED SISTER LIVE AT THE HARD ROCK CASINO - LAS VEGAS features that complete concert, as well as Rockshow, a bonus documentary that takes fans through the band's 40-year ride from local club outcasts to world domination with exclusive interviews, archive footage from the '80s, photo gallery. It was mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound. Set for release August 5th, the retail package includes both BluRay and DVD formats as well as an audio CD. A trailer can be seen here.

As Twisted Sister guitarist JayJay French explains, "The decision to continue performing all the summer shows in 2015, not to mention the concert that this performance celebrates, was in jeopardy over the days immediately following A.J.'s sudden death. We needed time to re-group and re-focus. Everyone was great. All the promoters of the huge European summer festivals that we were set to headline and Barry, the producer of this concert said, 'We understand. You all (meaning the band) have to do what makes you comfortable. Whatever the band decides has to be honored and respected.'

"In the end, I believe we did what A.J. would have wanted us to do and Mike Portnoy was a very big part of that decision in both an emotional and artistic way. This performance captured herein just two months after A.J.'s death really was about our way to help memorialize the great A.J. Pero. The front four (Dee, Eddie, Mark and I) have had no one but A.J. behind us since 1982. This concert has A.J.'s influence permeating through our bloodstream in ways that I will never forget and when we cut to A.J.'s drum solo on the rear projection screen, We were all emotionally overwhelmed. Not since our reunion for NY Steel in 2001 (to honor and raise money for the families of the NYC police and fire department who died on 9/11) have I been moved to tears."

Award-winning producer Barry Summers of Rock Fuel Media commented, "Twisted Sister was the first live club band I ever saw in 1979 at Emmett's Inn in New Jersey, and they literally blew my mind. We actually revisited Emmett's and filmed a scene for the Rockshow documentary. It has been a real dream come true to produce this amazing concert film for such an iconic and influential band. The tribute to A.J. Pero makes this film that much more special. We're excited to give the fans the highest quality concert film and live recordings ever released in the year of Twisted Sister's final farewell."

Other bands filmed in Las Vegas as part of the "Metal Meltdown" include Extreme, Skid Row and Great White. Stay tuned for details on those releases.


1. What You Don't Know
2. The Kids Are Back
3. Stay Hungry
4. The Beast
5. Shoot 'Em Down
6. You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll
7. I Believe In Rock 'N' Roll
8. Under The Blade
9. I Am (I'm Me)
10. We're Not Gonna Take It
11. The Fire Still Burns
12. The Price
13.  Burn In Hell
14.  A.J. Pero Tribute
15. I Wanna Rock
16. Come Out and Play
17.  S.M.F.

Twisted Sister are currently performing at European summer festivals. Please see full dates below:

Thur 14th July                            Guitare en Scene, France
Fri 15th July                                Bang Your Head, Germany
Sun 17th July                              Rock Fest, Spain
Sun 31st July                              Rock The City, Romania
Fri 5th August                            Porispere, Finland
Sat 6th August                           Wacken Open Air, Germany
Fri 12th August                          Bloodstock Open Air, UK

 Yashin Announce Massive UK Tour.

Yashin.Thursday 23rd June 2016
Taken from their new album 'The Renegades', Yashin are back, this time with a fast-paced punk rock monster.
"'Stockholm Sinner' is a big fuck you to every social climber, user and fake. There's always a dark side to people, those willing to live surreptitiously, to have a piece of you or your lifestyle" says vocalist Harry Radford.

Check out the track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTAwr580h4U

The band have also released an extensive UK/ European tour with American outfit Vampires Everywhere. The band have been in recluse for a long time and haven't visited some of these cities since touring with bands like Limp Bizkit, Black Veil brides and Papa roach as long ago as 2012 & 2013!

"Finally, we can get on the road for a decent amount of time, hitting cities and places we should have a long time ago. Get tickets and get involved in the chaos!" Says co-vocalist Kevin Miles.
'The Renegades' is out now via Sony Music

Tour tickets available at www.facebook.com/theyashin

UK Tour Dates:
YASHIN (co headline w/ Vampire Everywhere)
• 27 SEP Bedford, Esquires
• 28 SEP Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
• 13 Oct Southampton Talking Heads
• 14 Oct Birmingham The Courtyard
• 15 Oct Norwich Waterfront
• 18 Oct Leamington Spa Zephyr Lounge
• 19 Oct Reading Sub 89
• 20 Oct Derby The Venue
• 21 Oct Plymouth The Hub
• 23 Oct London Underworld
• 24 Oct Cardiff The Globe
• 25 Oct Bristol The Fleece
• 26 Oct York Fibbers
• 27 Oct Chester Live Rooms
• 30 Oct Newcastle Think Tank
• 31 Oct Inverness Ironworks

 Enter Shikari Release Live Video.

Enter Shikari.Thursday 23rd June 2016
Enter Shikari today unveil a live video for recent single ‘Redshift’, recorded at the bands biggest headline show to date at London’s Alexandra Palace.

You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/frj7IR0sMww

Whilst plans were afoot to release the whole show visually in some way or another, technology had other ideas; and so the band members jumped in to salvage what they could, in the DIY fashion that has become their stock-in-trade. 

We’ll let frontman Rou Reynolds elaborate : 
“After such a spectacle, we decided to cobble together and edit the footage from the jumbotrons on the night. Unfortunately a lot of the crowd footage was warped and unusable, but we were only able to put together one great track rather a whole show, but we hope this'll give yous an idea of the energy on the night. As I edited the video, Rory and our engineer / foxy hunk Tim Morris edited the audio too. 

Being such a DIY tour  - programming the video screen content and 4.1 surround sound mix ourselves, for example - it seems only right and proper that we apply that approach to the documentation of the show too. Victory snatched from the jaws of defeat, and all that”.

Full audio from the show does, however, exist. It is currently at mixing stage and will move into the “what are we doing with it now we have it?” stage very soon.

Enter Shikari are spending the summer appearing at various European festivals (including a one-off 5000 capacity outdoor headline show in Budapest, Hungary), and will end their working year with tours of Japan & Australia, while demoing new material filling in the gaps in the diary. 
Tues 5th - Czech Republic - Rock For People 
Fri 15th - Romania - Electric Castle
Sat 30th - Russia - Amber Beach

Thur 11th - Latvia - Kubana 
Fri 19th - Ukraine - Zaxidfest 
Sat 20th - Germany - Rock Am See 
Mon 22nd - Austria - And There Come The Wolves 
Wed 24th - Hungary - Budapest Babanegra Track (headline show) 
Thur 25th - Poland - Czad Festival 

Sat 3rd - Italy - Home Festival 
Tues 6th - Japan - Tokyo (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Thur 8th - Japan - Osaka (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Fri 9th - Japan - Nagoya  (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Sat 10th - Japan - Tokyo (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Mon 19th - Australia - Melbourne (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Tues 20th - Australia - Brisbane (w/ Hacktivist + Stories) 
Wed 21st - Australia - Sydney (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Thur 22nd - Australia - Adelaide (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Sat 24th - Australia - Fremantle (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)

 Royal Republic Announce UK Tour.

Royal Republic.Thursday 23rd June 2016
Royal Republic, fresh from a main-stage appearance at Download 2016, will return to the UK for a run of headline shows in October.
Prior to this year’s DownloadRoyal Republic – who first joined forces in Malmo Rock City in 2007 – appeared over here with Theory Of A Deadman; now the Swedish party-starters (vocalist / guitarist Adam Grahn, guitarist Hannes Irengård, bassist Jonas Almén & drummer Per Andreasson) are back to play shows of their own, continuing to fly the flag for third studio album, ‘Weekend Man’, released earlier this year via Spinefarm Records.

Comments Grahn“A wise group once said, ‘being in a band is like being in a relationship, and concerts are like sex’. The return to Download Festival was nothing short of orgasmic on our part, and by the time Royal Republic hit the shores of the UK again in October, the nymphomania will know no limits!"

‘Weekend Man’, crafted in Berlin’s Fuzz Factory Studios by producers Christian Neander & Michael Tibes, sees the dapper Republic-ans delivering their customary rock thrills with even greater gusto – a bold statement of wild-eyed intent founded on big hooks, mountainous melodies and a signature sense of fun. Generally speaking, the aim is to put smiles on faces, but now an’ then a deeper, darker side peeps through, as displayed on the band’s latest video – an “epic tale of love, death & desperation” shot in support of new album track ‘Any Given Sunday’ and featuring legendary Swedish soap star Gunnar Mosen.

Watch the video for ‘Any Given Sunday’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOO3gPdR8uk


 Spector Release EU Single.

Spector.Thursday 23rd June 2016
I wrote ‘Born In The EU’ with our old guitarist Chris Burman in 2013, a few months before he left Spector. We’d known each other since we were 11 and the song was kind of a love letter to each other, and the story of that love on an adventure round the continent we’d spent so much of the previous years touring. We’d often discussed feeling European as opposed to British - an affectation maybe, but one that allowed us to take pride in being part of something larger, more cultural, unknown and adventurous. I remember being a child and not really having a notion of what ‘Englishness’ was until the first times I went to France, Spain, Germany, Italy etc. Countries not defined by their differences and their flags, but by their unity, shared history and constantly migrating/mixing populations.

We never ‘finished’ this song and weren’t sure we were ever going to release it but then it dawned on me that by the end of this week we might no longer even be a part of Europe, and for one of the first times in my life, I felt the clock tick. “I’m not gonna tell you how to vote, just vote” is a popular internet adage, and though I can’t disagree with the sentiment, this one seems a little too big to keep our opinions to ourselves. Unlike a general election we won’t get another chance in five years. For me, the vote comes down to what sort of country we are. Are we outward looking and internationalist? Or inward looking, parochial and xenophobic. 

Our world influence comes from working alongside countries of similar size, population and history rather than going it alone. Cameron’s support for something would usually be enough to put me off voting for it, but this is a view shared by Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau Angela Merkel AND Brian Eno. Russia’s annexation of the Crimea is a sad reminder of how large powers can destabilise Europe. As younger people we’re inclined to take the last 70 years for granted, but it’s one of the longest peace times in western history. We just so happen to be lucky enough to have lived through it. If you believe that free trade makes a country better off, why leave the biggest free trade bloc in the world? And remember how much more important the EU is to us than we are to it. Our exports to the EU account for 13% of our national income. Exports TO the UK only make up 3% of the EU’s. Closer to home there’s the freedom to work, study and tour abroad. Imagine needing a visa for a booze cruise ffs, or a different driving license. Then there’s the commonly agreed standards that are the only thing keeping our environment vaguely clean, the 3.5 million jobs directly linked to our membership of the EU’s single market BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH. It goes on. Finally, I also want the UK to remain united. If we vote to leave and Scotland votes to remain, the break up of our country is inevitable. And that’s the sort of Little England exponents of Brexit want.

The lesson of the last hundred years is that humanity is at its best when breaking down barriers, whether physical, philosophical or spiritual. It is extraordinary that populist politicians - be it Donald Trump in the United States or Boris Johnson closer to home - are seeking to erect them, spurred on by these sinister press barons - the Murdochs, Rothermeres and Barclays - real super villains, none of whom are domiciled in this country but seek to lecture us on its borders. The Rothermeres have previous of course… They supported Hitler in the 1930s. I’ll stop rambling now, but enjoy the song if you like that sort of thing, vote tomorrow, talk about it, and know why you’re voting for whatever you’re voting for. We have 36 hours. So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu. 

Here is the excellent ‘Born In The EU’ by Spector:

VEVO: http://po.st/SPBITEUVV

 Decendents Release New Video For 'Victim Of Me'.

Decendents.Tuesday 21st June 2016
Descendents have released a live video today playing new single "Victim of Me" from their much anticipated new album, Hypercaffium Spazzinate, set for release on July 29th via Epitaph.

The footage was shot on April 20th, where Descendents performed their first South Bay area show in 20 years at The Standing Room in their hometown, Hermosa Beach, California. The show was an unannounced event for a room of 200 people. The bandperformed a diverse set of classics (and a few new songs) for locals in the small restaurant / bar owned by Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge.

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

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

Pre-orders for Hypercaffium Spazzinate are available at https://lnk.to/descendents.

 Barb Wire Dolls Announce New Album 'Desperate'.

Barb Wire Dolls.Tuesday 21st June 2016
Barb Wire Dolls are pleased to announce the release of their new album "Desperate" on 22nd July, via Motörhead Music.

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

Fronted by the whip-smart vocal and fashion icon Isis Queen (named after the Greek Goddess herself), Barb Wire Dolls intelligently weave sub-genres of punk, grunge, and metal, producing an urgent sound that is truly unique. The group's dynamic musicianship is blasted forth by former pro surfer & skateboarder Pyn Doll on lead guitar, Krash Doll on drums, Iriel Blaque on bass, and Remmington on rhythm guitar. 

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

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

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

Desperate is being released world-wide this summer in conjunction with the band's debut performance at Germany's Wacken Open Air, the largest metal festival in the world. Out to smash all misconceptions about women in rock today, Barb Wire Dolls' cultural and musical immediacy is not to be missed.

Track List

  • Drown
  • Surreal
  • Take Me Home
  • Heart Attack
  • Desperate
  • Blind To Your Misery
  • I Will Sail
  • Darby Crash
  • Problem Of The Poet
  • Rhythm Method
  •  Good Tiger Announce Tour With Dance Gavin Dance.

    Good TigerTuesday 21st June 2016
    Good TIGER, who released ‘A Head Full Of Moonlight to great acclaim in April this year are nominated for a LIMELIGHT award

    Derya Nagle comments:
    "It's amazing to be nominated for a Prog award, especially as the band is coming up to its first year anniversary. I can only hope a dragon or some kind of mystical creature will present the award to the winning band."

    Go vote now here: http://2016.prog.awards.teamrock.com/vote/limelight

    Check out “Where Are The Birds” here: http://www.metalblade.com/goodtiger/

    Catch GOOD TIGER on tour with Dance Gavin Dance:

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

     Every Time I Die Announce New Album.

    Every Time I Die.Tuesday 21st June 2016
    Buffalo, New York hardcore band Every Time I Die will release a new album Low Teens on the 23rd September. The first new song shared is 'The Coin Has a Say' which operates as an extremity test, with every gear-shift somehow pushing the band into inexplicably heavier territories.
    "The whole winter, the temperature was in the low teens. Bitterly cold," says Every Time I Die's frontman Keith Buckley regarding the months that yielded their eighth full-length album. But Keith and the rest of the band Jordan Buckley (guitar), Andy Williams (guitar), Daniel Davison (drums), and Steve Micciche (bass) aren't so hard up for pathos at this point that they're grumbling about the temperature outside.

    If anything, Low Teens is their most poignant and impassioned album in a career full of sardonic illuminations and pit inciting fervor. The band was on tour in Toronto in December when Keith received a phone call that his wife was in the hospital with a life-threatening pregnancy complication. It was a harrowing night as Buckley left the tour and raced home to overwhelming uncertainty. Both wife and daughter survived the ordeal, but the moment of crisis had a lasting impact on Buckley and an inevitable role in shaping the lyrical scope of Low Teens.

    Low Teens' razor-sharp sound and auditory barbarism was abetted by engineer and producer Will Putney (Acacia Strain, Body Count, Exhumed). Low Teens' guest vocalists further demonstrate these polarized extremes, with formidable bellower Tim Singer (Deadguy, Kiss It Goodbye, No Escape) roaring alongside Buckley on opening track "Fear and Trembling" and longtime friend Brendan Urie (Panic! at the Disco) providing a melodic counterpoint on "It Remembers". Yes, Every Time I Die has always juggled hardcore urgency, metal brutalism, and rock melodies, but never has it felt this instinctive or this vicious. The pressure drop that yielded Low Teens could have crippled a lesser band, but Every Time I Die weathered the winter to deliver their strongest offering to date because of, not in spite of, these hardships and roadblocks.

    Pre-orders for Low Teens are available HERE
    Every Time I Die will be on the Vans Warped Tour all summer. Additionally, Keith Buckley will co-host the Alternative Press Music Awards red carpet on July 18 in Columbus, Ohio.

     Voivod Announce More Tour Dates.

    Voivod.Tuesday 21st June 2016
    While Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are currently working the North American roads, a next European touring run together with label-mates Entombed A.D as well as Lord Dying in the support slot has now been announced for October/November 2016.
    Here is a list of all upcoming tour dates for VOIVOD:
    VOIVOD, King Parrot & Child Bite – “Post Society” North American Tour 2016:
    17.06.2016 Regina, SK - The Exchange
    18.06.2016 Winnipeg, MB - Good Will Social Club
    19.06.2016 Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks
    21.06.2016 London, ON - Call The Office              
    VOIVOD at festivals 2016:
    25.06.2016 Montebello, QC - Amnesia Rockfest / www.amnesiarockfest.com/en/ 
    23.07.2016 Mexico City (Mexico) - Hell & Heaven Fest / www.hellandheavenfest.com
    VOIVOD - Live in Europe 2016:
    09.08.2016 Oslo (Norway) - Øya Festival After Party
    10.08.2016 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Beta
    11.08.2016 Berlin (Germany) - Hellfire Fest 3 @ Bi Nuu + Unearth
    12.08.2016 Jaromer (Czech Republic) - Brutal Assault Open Air
    13.08.2016 Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) - Into The Grave Festival
    15.08.2016 Warsaw (Poland) - Hydrozagadka
    17.08.2016 Osnabrück (Germany) - Bastard Club
    18.08.2016 Wiesbaden (Germany) - Schlachthof
    19.08.2016 Cagliari (Italy) - Cueva Rock
    20.08.2016 Pianella Di Cervia (Italy) - Rock Planet
    21.08.2016 La Spezia (Italy) - Spazio Boss
    23.08.2016 Zürich (Switzerland) - Werk 21
    24.08.2016 Essen (Germany) - Turock
    Entombed A.D., VOIVOD, Lord Dying - "Dead Dawn” European Tour 2016:
    Presented by Metal Hammer, Rock Tribune, Slam & Headbangr
    26.10.2016 Leipzig (Germany) - Taubchenthal
    27.10.2016 Berlin (Germany) - White Trash Ballroom
    28.10.2016 Wroclaw (Poland) - Alibi Club
    29.10.2016 Warsaw (Poland) - Progesja
    30.10.2016 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nova Chmelnice
    31.10.2016 Wien (Austria) - Arena
    01.11.2016 Budapest (Hungary) - Barba Negra
    02.11.2016 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Orto Bar
    03.11.2016 Borgo Priolo (Italy) - Dagda Club
    04.11.2016 München (Germany) - Backstage
    06.11.2016 Haarlem (The Netherlands) - Patronaat
    08.11.2016 Madrid (Spain) - Chango
    09.11.2016 Barcelona (Spain) - Bikini
    10.11.2016 Albi (France) - Athanor
    12.11.2016 Paris (France) - Petit Bain
    13.11.2016 Bristol (UK) - Fleece
    15.11.2016 Dublin (Ireland) - Voodoo Lounge
    16.11.2016 Glasgow (UK) - Classic Grand
    17.11.2016 London (UK) - Underworld

    19.11.2016 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) - Doornroosje
    20.11.2016 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013
    22.11.2016 Aarhus (Denmark) - Voxhall
    23.11.2016 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Amager Bio
    24.11.2016 Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
    25.11.2016 Stuttgart (Germany) - Club Cann
    26.11.2016 Kassel (Germany) - K19
    27.11.2016 Bremen (Germany) - Aladin

     Rob Lynch To Release New Album.

    Rob Lynch.Tuesday 21st June 2016
    Having recently announced the release of his second album, Rob Lynch has revealed new single 'Prove It!'. As he explains, the track "is a call to arms to not rely too heavily on other people and to not get bogged down in the things that stop you from enjoying yourself and from pursuing the things you love."
    The new album 'Baby, I'm A Runaway' will be released via Xtra Mile Recordings on July 22. Recorded, as his debut was, with Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly / Recreations) and Jay Malhotra at Amazing Grace Studios in Hoxton, London, the album is a collection of guitar-pop singalong favourites in the making. Rob's friends in We Are The Ocean and Deaf Havana joined the crew in the studio for a couple of creative nights, lending their voices to some of the tracks on the album. Driven by the positivity and warmth that sparked the ideas, the sounds that emerged naturally envelope much poppier, more upbeat melodies, but never come at the expense of the intimacy and honesty that he's made his stock in trade.

    Rob Lynch will play 2000 Trees Festival next month, along with a string of headline shows in Germany and more dates TBC.

    7th - 2000 Trees Festival 
    19th - Wiesbaden (DE) - Schlachthof
    20th - Hamburg (DE) - Uebel & Gefährlich Dachgarten
    21st - Berlin (DE) - Sommerloft
    22nd - Halle (DE) - Objekt 5
    23rd - Hannover (DE) - Lux
    24th - Cologne (DE) - Blue Shell

    Stream ‘Prove It’ here: https://soundcloud.com/xtramilerecordings/01-01-prove-it/

     Yes Members Reform As ARW And Announce UK Tour For March 2017.

    ARW.Monday 20th June 2016
    Long-time YES fans, rejoice! Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick
 Wakeman are proud to announce that after a hiatus of 25 years, they are to reform the definitive YES line-up as – Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (ARW).

    Since they last played together in 1990 on the highly successful YES 'Union Tour', there have been various hybrid versions of the band. However, none featured the iconic voice of Jon Anderson, the outstanding guitar talent of Trevor Rabin, and the keyboard wizardry of Rick Wakeman. The aim of the band will be to restore the standard of excellence in performance that they established with their 1990 shows - which saw YES members past and present come together for the first (and only) time of the legendary band's career.

    "To be able to sing and perform with Rick and Trevor at this time in my life is a treasure beyond words," explains Jon. "I'm so excited to create new music and revisit some of the classic work we created many years ago, it's going to be a musical adventure on so many new levels."

    "Trevor and I have wanted to play Yes music together since the Union Tour," adds Rick. "And as for so many of us, there is no Yes music without Jon. The 'Holy Trinity of Yes' is for me, very much a dream come true."

    "After 18 years of immersing myself in film scoring, I couldn't be happier to be going out on tour with Jon and Rick," says Trevor. "After we worked together for the first time on the Union tour in the 90's, we were determined to play together again. It's a dream to be going out with Jon and Rick after so many years. We are all completely dedicated to this project."

    The most successful prog rock group of all time, YES was co-founded by Jon Anderson and the late Chris Squire in 1968 and went on to sell millions of units with releases such as Fragile, Close to The Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, Going For The One and 90125, as well as embarking on several record-breaking world tours.

    While Rick is associated with the '70s "prog era" of the band (which aw YES become a worldwide stadium headliner) and Trevor associated with the '80s "pop era" of the band (which furthered the band's popularity - including the band's biggest chart success), Jon is the bridge between both factions (as he was a member of both eras).

    Not content to rest on past glory, Jon, Trevor and Rick are working on new songs, which are currently being recorded. The band will make its live debut in North America in October/November, followed by the Rest of the World in 2017.

    The Rest of the World Tour will be coming to the UK in March 2017, where ARW will be playing nine shows starting at the Cardiff Arena on the 12th and finishing at the Manchester Apollo on the 25th. Additional dates may be added.

    UK TOUR DATES (March 2017)
    Sun 12th - Cardiff Arena
    Mon 13th - Birmingham Symphony Hall
    Wed 15th - Brighton Dome
    Thu 16th - Bournemouth International Centre
    Sun 19th - London Hammersmith Apollo
    Tue 21st - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
    Wed 22nd - Edinburgh Usher Hall
    Fri 24th - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
    Sat 25th - Manchester Apollo

    Tickets on sale from 10am Friday June 24th available from Myticket.co.uk and seetickets.com

     Counterparts Announce UK And Europe Tour.

    Counterparts.Monday 20th June 2016
    Canadian melodic-hardcore band Counterparts are excited to announce, they will be returning to the UK and Europe this winter for a joint headline tour with Expire. Supports come from Landscapes and Knocked Loose.
    The band will play the following dates this winter.

    23rd November Futurum, Prague, Czech Republic
    24th November Viper Room, Wein, Austria
    25th November Backstage, Munich, Germany 
    26th November Kiff, Aarau, Switzerland
    27th November Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
    28th November Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherland
    29th November Talking Heads, Southampton, UK
    30th November The Hub, Plymouth, UK
    1st December Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
    2nd December Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
    3rd December Sound Control, Manchester, UK
    4th December The Parish, Huddersfield, UK
    5th December Owl Sanctuary, Norwich, UK
    6th December Underworld, London, UK
    7th December Muziekodrome, Hasselt, Belgium
    8th December Logo, Hamburg, Germany
    9th December Resonanzwerk, Oberhausen, Germany
    10th December Felsenkeller, Leipzig, Germany
    11th December Lido, Berlin, Germany

    The band released their forth album "Tragedy Will Find Us' last summer via Californian label, Pure Noise Records. The record, which finds the band at their most honest and revealing state yet, has a level of raw emotion is matched only by the band's fierce, sonic assault
    'Tragedy Will Find Us' is out now via Pure Noise Records.   Watch the video "Burn" now 

     Epica Reveal New Album Tracklist.

    Epica.Monday 20th June 2016
    Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA announced the release of their forthcoming record 'The Holographic Principle' (September 30th through Nuclear Blast), two weeks ago. Now the artwork has been revealed it is time for the band to announce the tracklisting of this highly-awaited album. It racks up as follows:

    01. Eidola
    02. Edge Of The Blade
    03. A Phantasmic Parade
    04. Universal Death Squad
    05. Divide And Conquer
    06. Beyond The Matrix
    07. Once Upon A Nightmare
    08. The Cosmic Algorithm
    09. Ascension - Dream State Armageddon
    10. Dancing In A Hurricane
    11. Tear Down Your Walls
    12. The Holographic Principle - A Profound Understanding Of Reality

    The band commented:
    "The Holographic Principle deals with the near future wherein virtual reality has taken off and allows people to create their own virtual worlds which can't be distinguished from "reality as we know it". This raises the question whether our current reality is a kind of virtual reality on itself, a hologram. This implies the existence of a higher reality which we currently do not have access to. The lyrics challenge you to think out of the box, to reconsider everything you thought to know for sure and to be open-minded towards recent revolutions in science. Fasten your seat belts and get ready for a ride as nothing appears to be what it seems in our holographic universe."

    Don't miss EPICA on tour!

    24.06.  DK       Copenhagen - Copenhell
    09.07.  D         Geiselwind - Out & Loud Festival
    16.07.  H         Dunaujvaros - Rockmaraton Festival
    23.07.  MEX    Mexico City - Heaven & Hell Festival
    06.08.  LT        Zarasai City - Roko Naktys
    01.10.  NL        Tilburg - Epic Metal Fest Netherlands
    15.10.  BR       Sao Paulo - Epic Metal Fest Brazil

    12.01.  D         Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
    13.01.  D         Cologne - Palladium
    14.01.  D         Ludwigsburg - MHP Arena
    16.01.  CH       Geneve - Salle Des Fetes De Thonex
    17.01.  CH       Zurich - Volkshaus
    20.01.  D         Munich - Tonhalle
    21.01.  A          Vienna - Gasometer
    24.01.  PL        Warsaw - Progresja
    25.01.  D         Berlin - Huxley's
    27.01.  D         Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
    28.01.  CZ        Prague - Forum Karlin
    03.02.  UK       London - o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
    04.02.  F          Paris - Le Zénith

    More dates coming soon...!

     The Cadillac Three Announce New Album 'Bury Me In My Boots'.

    The Cadillac Three.Monday 20th June 2016
    Nashville natives THE CADILLAC THREE have revealed their long-awaited album BURY ME IN MY BOOTS, scheduled for release on August 5th via Big Machine Records, along with a brand new headlining tour of the UK this Autumn.

    The trio have been teasing the full-length project with the staggered release of new tracks including 'Graffiti', 'Soundtrack To A Six Pack' and the new single 'Drunk Like You'.  In time-honoured tradition the album showcases their love of a hard-rockin' good time and includes their 2015 hit single 'White Lightning'.

    Comprised of Jaren Johnston (lead vocals), Neil Mason (percussion) and Kelby Ray (lap steel), The Cadillac Three are well-known for their electric intensity and songwriting proclivity. Pals since high school, the bandmates' musical fusion has found a ready home in the UK, where they've built a loyal following with multiple sold-out headline dates.

    They were named as 'Best New Band' in the 2014 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards and became the most played new band on Planet Rock in 2015. Rolling Stone claims, "Like Kings of Leon before them, they're poised for their first big break in the U.K. — where they've sold out every headlining show for nearly two years — before conquering their U.S. home turf."

    Jaren, whose songwriting sensibilities have garnered Academy of Country Music and Grammy-nominations, has penned chart-topping hits for Jake Owen ('Beachin'), Frankie Ballard ('Sunshine & Whiskey') and Keith Urban featuring Eric Church ('Raise 'Em Up'), in addition to credits on the majority of TC3's catalogue and singles for Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley. Neil's talents are also acknowledged on cuts for Rascal Flatts and Miranda Lambert, to name a few.

    Ahead of the album's release The Cadillac Three will be performing at Ramblin' Man Fair in Kent on July 24th and then return to the UK for a headline tour later this year. Tickets are available now through Live Nation.


    Their raw and gritty sound has won them founds on both sides of the Atlantic with its rocking vivacity and universal appeal. Chicago Sun-Times explains it thus, "...the majority of today's so called country rockers are simply trying to emulate what The Cadillac Three has been from their very beginning." 

    You can pre-order an exclusive UK only vinyl copy of the album here: http://po.st/TheC3

     Bastille Back With New Single 'Good Grief'.

    Bastille.Monday 20th June 2016
    Bastille return with 'Good Grief', the opening track and first single to be taken from their stunning new album, 'Wild World'. The song received its first worldwide play on Annie Mac's Radio 1 show at 7.30pm and tomorrow will be played on every show across the station.

    Good Grief is a bouncy, infectious, summer stomper. With a hypnotic bassline, skittish synths and soaring vocals, the track builds to a huge, rousing chorus.  It's unmistakably a Bastille song, euphoric yet melancholic and fans who immersed themselves in the band's early, dialogue-strewn mixtapes will enjoy its sampling of Kelly Le Brock from 80s cult classic, 'Weird Science'. Written by Dan Smith and co-produced by Mark Crew, the track perfectly showcases Smith's undeniable song-writing prowess and flair for a hook.

    It's just five years since South Londoner, Dan Smith (vocals/ songwriter/ started Bastille alone in his bedroom, releasing 300 copies of debut single, Flaws/Icarus. Joined by Chris Wood (drums), Will Farquarson (guitar) and Kyle Simmons (keyboards) the band line-up was complete. Relentless gigging, genuine word of mouth and some smartly curated mixtapes (featuring collaborations with the likes Haim, Kate Tempest and Angel Haze) meant that within three years Bastille had become a global phenomenon; the band's chart-conquering debut album 'Bad Blood' selling over four million albums alongside eleven million singles. In the UK, the twice Number One album was certified double-platinum and named the biggest-selling digital album of 2013. Hit singles 'Pompeii (one of the biggest alternative anthems of the last few years), 'Flaws', 'Laura Palmer' and 'Things We Lost In The Fire' helped Bastille become the year's biggest-selling global breakthrough act; with over a billion Spotify streams earning the band British Breakthrough at the following year's Brits, alongside two Grammy nominations. 

    Their hugely anticipated new album, 'Wild World' retains the vivid, rich, filmic songwriting of its predecessor but pushes the band's unique sound in exciting new directions. Lyrically, too, it's a leap forward. "If our first album was about growing up and the anxieties surrounding it" Dan explains, "Our second is about trying to make sense of the world around you, both as you see it and as it's presented to you through the media. It's also about asking questions of the world and of the people in it." Last week the band announced the album's title by releasing a captivating cinematic trailer via their Facebook. The trailer amassed over 500,000 views in just 48 hours (1.2 million views to date) sending fans in to a frenzy. Watch here.

    2016 looks set to see Bastille scale new heights and cement their reputation as a major global act. The four piece play many of this summer's festivals with further headline dates yet to be announced.

    Dates as below;
    Glastonbury Festival – Other stage (second from headline, 8.40pm)Glastonbury – 24th June 2016
    T In The Park - Perth - 9th July 2016
    V Festival - Chelmsford – 20th August 2016
    V Festival – Stafford – 21st August 2016
    Festival NO.6 - Gwynedd - 2nd September 2016
    Bestival - Isle Of Wright - 9th September 2016

     Kevlertak Release New Video.

    Kevlertak.Monday 20th June 2016
    Roadrunner Records group Kvelertak have released the official music video for "Nattesferd," the title track from their acclaimed new LP which arrived this past May. 

    The otherworldly clip - produced by Norwegian production company Bacon and directed by Jakob Marky - is streaming now at www.Kvelertak.com and on the band's official YouTube channel. The video was filmed in Fårö, a Baltic Sea island off the south eastern coast of Sweden where Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman lived / died and made several films, among them Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Persona (1966), Hour of the Wolf (1968), Shame (1968), The Passion of Anna (1969), and Scenes from a Marriage (1972).
    Marky, a recent winner of the prestigious After Bergman Award which allowed the possibility of filming on Fårö, commented on the video stating, "I wanted to make something circular, as the track has it's never-ending guitars, coming back to haunt you. I very much liked the idea of filming science fiction on the same places that Tarkovsky and Bergman visited. I think both of them were very big fans of the golden triangle too, or so I heard." 

    Heading into 2016 NATTESFERD garnered "Most Anticipated" accolades from Rolling Stone, Stereogum and Consequence of Sound and now only a month since its release Kvelertak's new LP is already receiving "Best of 2016" praises.  SPIN recently placed the album's lead single "1985" at #17 on their '66 Best Songs of 2016 So Far' list proclaiming, "Let's savor the fact we may never again hear a wedding of caramel and barbed wire quite like this ever again," while Consequence of Sound  put NATTESFERD at #5 on their 'Top 10 Metal Albums of 2016 So Far' declaring "NATTESFERD is the most fun you'll have this year listening to metal." Stereogum picked NATTESFERD as the #16 album on their "50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far" recap  stating, "...it's an exhilarating invitation to a whole other world," and Rolling Stone hailed the collection asserting, "Whether it's juggling black-metal blast beats and Eighties-influenced power-rock riffs or indulging three-guitar Iron Maiden-esque prog-rock tapestries, everything they do sounds effortless."  NATTESFERD is available now at  www.Kvelertak.com and at all DSPs.

    Recorded live in Oslo, Norway's Amper Tone Studio, NATTESFERD is produced by Kvelertak and mixed / engineered by Nick Terry (Lindstrøm, Turbonegro, The Libertines). It is the first of Kvelertak's albums to be recorded in their home country of Norway.  NATTESFERD follows 2013's MEIR which made a stunning international impact, earning the six-piece numerous "Best of 2013" honors.  Both Rolling Stone and SPIN placed "MEIR" at #2 on their 'Best Metal Albums of 2013' recaps, while The New York Times' Ben Ratliff picked standout track "Spring Fra Livet" as one of his 'Top Songs of 2013'.  Additionally, MEIR landed at #15 on Stereogum's '50 Best Albums of 2013,' and came in at #4 on Revolver's '20 Best Albums of 2013' list.

     Body count Sign To Century Media Records.

    Body Count.Friday 17th June 2016
    The highly controversial and iconic, BODY COUNT (featuring Ice-T on vocals), has officially inked a world-wide deal with Century Media Records and will begin tracking their highly anticipated new, full-length offering with Will Putney (Miss May I, Upon A Burning Body). Putney also tracked the group’s last effort, Manslaughter, which caught the entire genre’s immediate attention with its sheer abrasiveness and unabashed brutality.
    Ice- T states: "It’s cool to be a member of The Century Label Group alongside such a lot of well-established metal artists. With our last album Manslaughter, we tested the waters and got a great response from the fans and critics. Now it’s time to go kill it and make a more aggressive album and keep the BODY COUNT style intact. Producer, Will Putney (Miss May I, Upon A Burning Body), is like a member of the band and has an excellent ear. He’s a great producer because he captures the true essence of our band’s sound. Once we are done writing the song it’s his job to step in and make it sound better. He helps move the record in the right direction, were anticipating working with him again. “Once the records done, were going to shoot a lot of music videos and perform spot-dates on certain tests, etc.”
    This is the group that dropped hip-hop attitude into heavy metal and hard rock music before Rage Against The Machine, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park and Hollywood Undead made records, despite nary an ounce of rapping over their mosh-pit inducing songs. Body Count is a full on metal band, fronted by a legendary rapper who drops knowledge, violent stories and verbal middle fingers, with a bellowing growl descended from some of punk rock’s most pissed off screamers.
    Ice-T and cofounder/lead guitarist Ernie C have perfected their mix of thrash, punk and bottom heavy doom across five albums, hitting a zenith with the unstoppable Manslaughter, backed by bassist/songwriter Vincent Price (with Body Count now for nearly 15 years), drummer Ill Will (joined in 2009) and new guitarist Juan Garcia of EVILDEAD. They embody the monumental Southern California tradition of street born punk bands like Suicidal Tendencies combined with the aggressive aural napalm of Slayer. From the punk bite of their gold debut through the metallic triumph of Born Dead (1994), Violent Demise: The Last Days (1997) and Murder 4 Hire (2006), to the all encompassing Body Count vibe of Manslaughter, which merges the strengths of the band’s entire catalogue.
    Driven by the same iconoclastic, antiauthoritarian and pimp-turned-poet mentality that made Ice-T a gangster rap pioneer, a platinum artist from the streets and a household name in film and television before “rapper/actor” was a commonly used term, Body Count flipped the script with the same tenacity when they bumrushed heavy metal. The first rumblings of Body Count were heard in the eponymous song unleashed on Ice-T’s gigantic O.G.: Original Gangster album in 1991, which hit stores just two months after Ice’s first major movie role in the modern crime classic, “New Jack City.” The fierce thrash of the “Body Count” anthem put people on notice that the Megadeth cap Ice-T wore on MTV wasn’t for show: aggressive heavy metal and hardcore is in his blood.

     Night Verses Unleash New Song.

    Night Verses.Friday 17th June 2016
    Night Verses are streaming another new song - 'Drift' - from their forthcoming second album 'Into The Vanishing Light', which will be released on July 8 via Graphic Nature Records, an Equal Vision Records imprint founded by producer Will Putney (Northlane, Stray From The Path, Counterparts). The vibey, bass-driven track is premiering now at Youtube.com/equalvision.
    "This song is about the calm before taking on whatever stands in your way," reveals vocalist Douglas Robinson. "It's a peacefulness that is ready to seek and destroy at any given moment. The calm before an internal storm."
    The first track released from the album - 'A Dialogue In Cataplexy' - is streaming now via soundcloud.com/equalvision.
    'Into The Vanishing Light' was recorded in Venice Beach, CA with legendary producer Ross Robinson (Glassjaw, At The Drive In, The Cure). The album puts a newfound emphasis on utilizing their instruments in unique and innovative ways to create a dense, atmospheric sound and experience for listeners. Pre-orders are available now via digital retailers and at nightverses.merchnow.com - where a music video preview for 'A Dialogue In Cataplexy' can also be found. All pre-orders come with an instant MP3 download of 'A Dialogue In Cataplexy' and 'Drift'.
    The band, comprised of Douglas Robinson (vocals), Nick DePirro (guitar), Reilly Herrera (bass), and Aric Improta (drums), is currently on a full US tour with letlive., Seahaven, and Silver Snakes. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.

    TRACKLISTING Into The Vanishing Light
    1. The Future As History: I Love You Dead 
    2. Connecting Hexes 
    3. Drift
    4. A Dialogue In Cataplexy 
    5. Vantablack 
    6. Faceless Youth 
    7. Panic and Pull Your Heart Out 
    8. Growing Out of Orbit 
    9. Blue Shades of the Sun 
    10. Strange Graves 
    11. Phoenix III: Into The Vanishing Light 

    letlive. w/Seahaven, Silver Snakes, and Night Verses 
    Jun 17 Odessa, TX @ Club Patron 
    Jun 18 Dallas, TX @ The Door 
    Jun 19 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard 
    Jun 21 San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box 
    Jun 22 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar 
    Jun 24 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell) 
    Jun 25 Orlando, FL @ The Social 
    Jun 26 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum 
    Jun 28 Jacksonville, FL @ 1094 Music Hall 
    Jun 29 Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete's 
    Jun 30 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle^ 
    Jul 05 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall 
    Jul 06 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza 
    Jul 08 Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka's 
    Jul 09 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage 
    Jul 10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar 
    Jul 12 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom 
    Jul 13 Toronto, CAN @ The Opera House 
    Jul 15 Columbus, OH @ Park Street Salon 
    Jul 16 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot 
    Jul 18 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater 
    Jul 20 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar 
    Jul 21 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater 
    Jul 22 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall 
    Jul 23 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex 
    Jul 25 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom - Social Club (Upstairs) 
    Jul 26 Vancouver, CAN @ Rickshaw Theater 
    Jul 27 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 
    Jul 29 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk 
    Jul 30 San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall SF 
    Jul 31 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory 
    ^ Night Verses and Silver Snakes only
     coming soon…

     Firewind Reschdule UK Tour.

    Firewind.Friday 17th June 2016
    Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND, the group led by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., have checked in with status update of their activities. These include entering the studio for the recording of their new, 8th album as well as tour dates for Europe/UK being re-scheduled as a direct result.

    Here is the comment from Gus G.:

    “Hi everyone!

    We feel it's time to give you an update on what's happening in our world. For the past few months we've been busy composing our 8th album and this week we finally entered the studio to start recording! We're super excited about it, as this is our first recording in 4 years, plus this will be our first album with our new singer Henning Basse (who should not be a stranger to our fans by now). We've entered Noise Factory Studios in Belgium this week with producer/engineer Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69, Krokus, etc.) to track drums and it's sounding huge already!

    As the schedule is pretty hectic for the next few months with recordings, finalizing everything, etc. we feel we need time to have a proper setup for the album release and give it the attention it deserves. Therefore, we have decided to postpone our UK/European club dates to early 2017. All dates are there and we've even added an extra UK show in Southampton and one more in Strasbourg, France. Moreover, we will have Sweden's Manimal as special guests, as well as Greece's Scar Of The Sun opening the shows. Tickets already purchased are still valid for the re-scheduled dates. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but we promise it'll be worth the wait!

    Our summer festival appearances are still on and we'll be revealing more info on the new album as we go along!”

    Here are the upcoming FIREWIND dates, including summer festival shows, a show supporting The Scorpions in Greece as well as the new tour dates for Europe/UK:

    FIREWIND – European Festivals 2016:
    17.06.2016 Dessel (Belgium) - Graspop Metal Meeting
    20.07.2016 Athens (Greece) - Plateia Nerou (as Special Guests of The Scorpions)
    06.08.2016 Ostrava (Czech Republic) - Ostrava v Plamenech
    26.08.2016 Barcelona (Spain) - Ripollet Rock Festival

    FIREWIND - Europe & UK Tour 2017
    Special Guests: MANIMAL + SCAR OF THE SUN
    15.02.2017 Glasgow (UK) - Audio
    16.02.2017 Manchester (UK) - Academy 3
    17.02.2017 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
    18.02.2017 Wolverhampton (UK) - Slade Rooms
    19.02.2017 London (UK) - Underworld
    21.02.2017 Southampton (UK) - Engine Rooms
    22.02.2017 Paris (France) - Backstage by the Mills
    23.02.2017 Strasbourg (France) - La Laiterie
    25.02.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Szene
    26.02.2017 Budapest (Hungary) - A38
    27.02.2017 München (Germany) - Feierwerk
    28.02.2017 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
    01.03.2017 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix / Rockpalast
    02.03.2017 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob

    More news and studio updates for FIREWIND

     In Flames Sign To Nuclear Blast Records.

    In Flames.Friday 17th June 2016
    Nuclear Blast proudly announce the signing of Swedish metal icons, IN FLAMES for the world ex-North America. Formed in 1990, the band are considered one of the forefathers of melodic death metal and the purveyors of the "Gothenburg sound". With eleven studio albums released, countless successful tours around the globe, millions of records sold and a massive fanbase worldwide, IN FLAMES have proven to be an unstoppable force in heavy music. From their 1994 debut 'Lunar Strain' to the most recent 'Siren Charms' (2014),the band's intricate twin guitar attack, melodic vocals and superb arrangements have given them a signature sound that has evolved throughout the years.

    "In a way, IN FLAMES and Nuclear Blast share a similar story," said IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén. "Both started in a garage in Europe, both love metal and both have grown a lot bigger over the years. For these reasons, it seemed a natural fit to come back to the place it all started."

    "We're enormously happy that IN FLAMES decided to return and trust in us for the second time - Nuclear Blast is their home again from now on. I remember well how their debut album, 'Lunar Strain', inspired me back in the days. I was totally fascinated by their great and absolutely unique blend of death metal with delicate melodies," commented Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger. "One year later, IN FLAMES signed with us and released eight splendid records over the years, including groundbreaking classics such as 'Whoracle', 'Clayman', and 'Reroute To Remain'. IN FLAMES developed all the time, reinvented themselves again and again and enthused fans of various genres with their always innovative sound. We're looking forward to the common future with Anders, Björn, Peter, and Niclas."

    Currently, the band are working on the release of a new live DVD. Stay tuned for more details!

     The Lounge Kittens Unleash New Video.

    Lounge Kittens.Friday 17th June 2016
    Tired of waiting for the release of their debut album ‘Sequins & C-Bombs’, alt-harmony group The Lounge Kittens, have proffered their first video from the as yet undisclosed track listing. A tongue-in-cheek twist on AC/DC’s killer classic ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ sees the girls return to office jobs… as hitmen with a difference.

    Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9BtOwlvYsU

    The album doesn’t come out till September and frankly, we’re bored of keeping it all a secret” says Blue Kitten, Timia. “So we thought right, time to make some more videos – it’s been AGES.”

    And it seems there’s a lot more to come… “Whilst there’s some debate raging about which songs to release from the album and what would make a good single and blah, blah we decided we didn’t have enough to do so set ourselves the challenge of releasing a brand new video every month until the end of the year.” Zan Kitten (the Pink one) tells us.
    The videos are what the fans want. It’s what we’re best known for” chimes in the little Red one, Jen “and they’re really fun to make! For example, this one we filmed over two night shoots, after working all day. But what’s more fun than hunting people through the streets of London armed with fistfuls of glitter!?!

    Releasing this trail of videos on the 16th of the month, every month means we might as well stick a recurring reminder in our diaries and write off any thoughts of achieving anything on the 16th of the month now, as we’ll be glued to YouTube, eagerly awaiting the drop of the next instalment. “That’s exactly it, yeah. Now you all know the schedule, you know where you have to be and when… but not what to expect!” confirms Zan.

    We’ve wanted to do an AC/DC track for ages, the only question was WHICH ONE?” enthuses Jen. “With so many bangers to choose from, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap was the shy one hiding round the corner, just to the side of some of the more well-known hits squeaking ‘pick me, pick me’ and it totally works as a Kitten track.”
    It’s so much fun to sing live” says Timia Kitten “like a cross between a smoke-filled backroom, speakeasy and a good ole knees up round the Joanna. We’ll definitely be busting it out at Stone Free Festival this weekend.”

    Pre-order the album now via their hugely successful PledgeMusic campaign www.pledgemusic.com/projects/tlk-sequins-and-cbombs
    Buy tickets to see the girls on tour www.myticket.co.uk
    Buy tickets for ‘Everybody Hates the Lounge Kittens’ at Edinburgh Fringe https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/everybody-hates-the-lounge-kittens

     Rebellion Festival To Celebrate 20th Anniversary In August.

    Rebellion Festival.Friday 17th June 2016
    Set to return for its 20th year this August 4-7th, simultaneously celebrating the 40th anniversary of the initial punk explosion in 1976, the iconic Rebellion Festival has revealed full stage times today, and confirmed that UK punk legends, the Angelic Upstarts, will join the line-up.

    Rebellion have also detailed extensive interviews, film screenings and Q&A's all taking place at the Opera House, one of the largest theatres in Europe, throughout the four-day event. Live interviews with Jello Biafra, acclaimed film maker Don Letts, ex-Fall guitarist Brix Smith, Dictators NYC frontman Dick Manitoba and many more punk rock luminaries have been announced, as well as film screenings of recently released documentaries by Belfast legends, The Outcasts, Cass Pennant and Slaughter & The Dogs, followed by Q&A's.

    Full line-up details and stage times are available here - www.rebellionfestivals.com/line-up.

    The depth and variety of legendary bands performing at this year's festival is positively overwhelming. Poised to release their long-awaited new LP, Hypercaffium Spazzinate, in July, Californian pop-punk legends, the Descendents, take a highly-anticipated headline slot, and their only appearance in the UK this year.

    Speaking of their appearance, front-man Milo Aukerman said, "The Descendents have never played Rebellion Festival, so we're psyched to rock Blackpool for the first time! Along with our classic material, we will be playing songs from our new record, Hypercaffium Spazzinate. That's right; folks get to hear some new Descendents music!  The four-day Rebellion lineup is amazing; I wish we could stick around for the whole thing.  On that first day, I'm looking forward to seeing the Pears, the Dwarves, Gnarwolves, and Off With Their Heads.  It should be a blast; see you there!"

    Dischord Records' post-hardcore icons, Dag Nasty, and skate-punks JFA, are both set to play the UK for the very first time at this year's festival, alongside the key members of Black Flag performing under the Flag banner, Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra with his Guantanamo School Of Medicine, Dictators NYC, The Weirdos, CJ Ramone, The Adolescents, Bouncing Souls and T.S.O.L. etc, all guaranteeing that the best of US punk is truly represented at Rebellion Festival in 2016.

    As always, the UK is represented by genre defining artists such as the Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned, The Exploited, G.B.H., Slaughter & The Dogs, Peter Hook And The Light (Joy Division set) Penetration, Cock Sparrer, UK Subs, Cockney Rejects, Discharge and many more.

    With six stages under one roof, plus a brand new outdoor stage opposite the front doors of the Winter Gardens, this year's festival is the biggest in its 20 year history with 355 acts over the four days. The festival now also incorporates the Opera House, one of the biggest theatres in Europe that will host poetry readings, film screenings, interviews and audience Q+A's, as well as full sets from the likes of Ruts DC, TV Smith, Membranes, Steve Ignorant and many more.

    Rebellion Festival is an ALL AGES, family friendly event and children under 12 are admitted free of charge (accompanied by an adult).

     Kadavar To Support Blues Pills On Tour.

    Blues Pills.Friday 17th June 2016
    Fresh from playing a triumphant set at last weekend's Download Festival, Berlin-based trio KADAVAR have announced they will head back to the UK this Autumn as Special Guests to Blues Pills on all UK & European dates.

    The riff-lords have managed to gain the status of one of the most active live bands in Germany. Nobody rocks out as intense as LupusTiger and Dragon do. Now word has spread all around the globe: KADAVAR have played on almost every continent there is and left their crowds with dropped jaws and whiplashed necks. With their most recent output, 'Berlin', and their compelling fusion of psychedelic rock the band have struck a chord and will unleash a pure rock whirlwind on stage with their Nuclear Blast label-mates.

    Lady In Gold UK & IRL Tour 2016
    Tickets on sale now, available from the links below: 
    1st November – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
    2nd November – Classic Grand – Glasgow
    4th November – Voodoo Lounge – Dublin
    5th November – Club Academy – Manchester
    6th November – London – Koko
    8th November – Bristol – Marble Factory

    Full EU Tour-dates:
    30.09.2016 SE – Stockholm, Debaser
    01.10.2016 SE – Gothenburg, Pustervik
    03.10.2016 DK – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
    04.10.2016 DK – Aarhus, Voxhall
    05.10.2016 DE – Hannover, Capitol
    07.10.2016 DE – Nürnberg, Löwensaal
    08.10.2016 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
    09.10.2016 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
    11.10.2016 CH – Yverdon-les-Bains, L´Amalgame
    12.10.2016 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
    14.10.2016 DE – München, Tonhalle
    15.10.2016 DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
    17.10.2016 AT – Linz, Posthof
    18.10.2016 AT – Wien, Gasometer
    19.10.2016 IT – Milano, Alcatraz
    21.10.2016 DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
    22.10.2016 CH – Pratteln, Z7
    23.10.2016 FR – Nimes, La Paloma
    25.10.2016 ES – Madrid, Joy Eslava
    26.10.2016 ES – Barcelona, Apolo
    28.10.2016 FR – Bordeaux, Le Rocher de Palmer
    29.10.2016 FR – Rouen, Le 106
    09.11.2016 FR – Nancy, L´Autre

     VThousand Foot Krutch Announce New Album.

    TFK.Friday 17th June 2016
    Nearly two years after Thousand Foot Krutch landed their second consecutive USA Hard Rock No. 1 and Billboard Top 10 album with OXYGEN: INHALE, the adrenaline-doused rockers are back to the aggressive side of the dial with EXHALE, which is set to be released independently worldwide on the 17th June on TFK Music / Get A Grip Records. The upcoming album is filled with arena-shaking anthems and some of the boldest lyrics in the group's history, and it is available to preorder from http://tfkmusic.co/exhale

    "I had gotten the idea a few years back of having an album called 'Inhale' showcasing the lighter, quieter side of the band that's always been a part of our albums, allowing us the freedom to dig deeper into that than we have before. And then to have an album called EXHALE that drops the gloves and dives even deeper into the aggressive side of the band. We didn't get soft on the last one! I promise!" laughs TFK front man Trevor McNevan. "It was always meant to be a two-part story."

    The unapologetic, gate-charging lead single from the new album, "Running With Giants," which is available at iTunes now, captures the energy of EXHALE along with an assertive message for underdogs.

    "In life, everyone wants to put you in a box, and label you, but your value or success doesn't depend on what others think of you," says McNevan. "Follow your own convictions, dreams and inspirations, and don't be afraid to step over your fears. The faith steps in our lives define our journeys, and that's what this song is about."

    "Running With Giants" follows two consecutive Top 20 Active Rock hits ("Untraveled Road," "Born This Way") from OXYGEN:INHALE and has already become an international hit as the fastest chart-climbing song in TFK's history.

    The "Running With Giants" lyric video also picked up over 333,000 views as the song becomes the band's first music video since "War Of Change" debuted more than three years ago.

    Official video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RCZJIzNtc0

    About Thousand Foot Krutch:
    Ontario, Canada-bred TFK has been a continuously escalating highlight reel since their formation in 1997. With over 1.1 million albums sold, ten Active Rock hits, numerous soundtrack slots, plus a massive presence in professional sports, the group has literally infiltrated every facet of pop culture. Continuing to receive ongoing ESPN appearances, as well as various NASCAR, MLB, NHL, WWE, NCAA and NFL airings (including the 2010 Super Bowl), TFK has songs featured in EA Sports' NHL 2010 and 2013 video games and tallies about 30,000,000 monthly views in combined streaming across all of YouTube. Just since going independent in 2012, TFK has sold an astounding 350,000 albums, a million singles and garnered 54 million streams., TBA, FR

     Entombed A.D Announce Tour.

    Entombed AD.Friday 17th June 2016
    Deadly sonic force, ENTOMBED A.D., will embark on their “Dead Dawn European Tour” this autumn with special guests VOIVOD and support Lord Dying.

    Entombed A.D. frontman L-G Petrov comments: "It’s time to rage through Europe again and this time with our old friends VOIVOD! Prepare for a night of headbang and metal! We are looking forward to seeing you all there! Cheers!!”

    Michel “Away“ Langevin (Voivod) adds: “Touring, recording, touring... We love it and we are thrilled to go back to Europe, this time with our friends in metal, Entombed A.D.“


    Presented by: Metal Hammer, Rock Tribune, Slam & Headbangr

    26.10.2016 – Taubchenthal, Leipzig, DE
    27.10.2016 – White Trash Ballroom, Berlin, DE                              
    28.10.2016 – Alibi Club, Wroclaw, PL                           
    29.10.2016 – Progesja, Warsaw, PL                          
    30.10.2016 – Nova Chmelnice, Prague, CZ           
    31.10.2016 – Arena, Vienna, AT                           
    01.11.2016 – Barba Negra, Budapest, HU                     
    02.11.2016 – Ortobar, Ljubljana, Sl           
    03.11.2016 – Dagda Club, Borgo Priolo, IT           
    04.11.2016 – Backstage, München, DE                      
    06.11.2016 – Patronaat, Haarlem, NL                          
    08.11.2016 – Chango, Madrid, SP                             
    09.11.2016 – Bikini, Barcelona, SP                        
    10.11.2016 – Athanor, Albi, FR                                  
    12.11.2016 – Petit Bain, Paris, FR                               
    13.11.2016 – Fleece, Bristol, UK                            
    15.11.2016 – Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, IR                            
    16.11.2016 – Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK                         
    17.11.2016 – Underworld, London, UK  
    19.11.2016 – Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NL                       
    20.11.2016 – O13, Tilburg, NL                            
    22.11.2016 – Voxhall, Aarhus, DK                            
    23.11.2016 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, DK                   
    24.11.2016 – Markhalle, Hamburg, DE                        
    25.11.2016 – Club Cann, Stuttgart, DE                         
    26.11.2016 – K19, Kassel, DE                              
    27.11.2016 – Aladin, Bremen, DE                           

    ENTOMBED A.D. live:

    Festivals 2016:
    18.06.2016 – Hellfest, Clisson, FR
    22.06.2016 – Bergen Calling, Bergen, NO
    24.06.2016 – Copenhell, Copenhagen, DK
    25.06.2016 – Dokkum Open Air, Dokkum, NL
    02.07.2016 – Death Shall Rise, Trier, DE
    07.07.2016 – RockHarz, Ballenstedt, DE
    09.07.2016 – Resurrection Festival, Viveiro, ES
    10.07.2016 – Antwerp Metal Fest, Anvers, BE
    30.07.2016 – Festival GamRocken, Ludvika, SE
    05.08.2016 – Wacken Open Air, Wacken, DE
    10.08.2016 – Rock Altitude Festival, Le Locle, CH
    18.08.2016 – Summer Breeze Open Air, Dinkelsbuehl, DE
    19.08.2016 – Motocultor Festival, Saint-Nolff, FR
    20.08.2016 – Metal Mean Festival, Mean, BE
    03.09.2016 – Reeveland Festival (Warwick And Framus Fest), Markneukirchen, DE
    10.09.2016 – Meh Suff! Metal Festival, Húttikon, CH
    11.09.2016 – Nemossos Metal Festival

     Volbeat Make History With 'Seal The deal And Let's Boogie' Album.

    Volbeat.Friday 17th June 2016
    GRAMMY Award®-nominated, gold-certified Danish hard rock outfit VOLBEAT storm to the top of multiple charts with their sixth full-length, Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie debuting at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. This marks not only the band's highest charting album debut but one of the highest Top 200 Album Chart debuts by a Danish artist (previously held by Lukas Graham) in history. In addition, the quartet captures #1 on Billboard's Top Hard Rock Albums chart and #2 on the Top Album Sales Chart.

    Internationally the album has also hit #1 in seven countries and counting. On day of release the album soared to #1 on iTunes in over 15 countries and hit single "The Devil's Bleeding Crown" has remained #1 at Active Rock Radio for 6 straight weeks! The song also created another record for the band as it had the highest single sales week in the band's history.

    Check out Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie  www.volbeat.dk

    Adding to their news, week VOLBEAT announced a massive North American tour kicking off at Rise Above Festival in Bangor, ME and includes appearances with Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold at the first ever rock show in the brand new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN as well as appearances at Heavy MTL in Montreal, High Elevation Fest in Denver, CO and Rock Allegiance Festival in Philadelphia, PA.

    Special guests Killswitch Engage and Black Wizard will be supporting the band throughout the tour. The summer of Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie is underway.

    Produced by longtime collaborator Jacob Hansen and co-produced by frontman Michael Poulsen and lead guitarist Rob Caggiano, the record includes a total of 13 new tracks, reflecting their signature hybrid of rock prowess, metal power, blues soul, and rockabilly swing. The full tracklisting is included below.

    VOLBEAT emerged from Copenhagen in 2000. Since then, they've tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock's upper echelon with endless touring and a string of five beloved full-length albums. Recently, their 2010 album Beyond Hell/Above Heaven received RIAA Gold Certification which features hit singles "A Warrior's Call" and "Heaven Nor Hell." 2013's Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies bowed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release marking the highest U.S. chart entry for a Danish Act since 1997. It also spawned the GRAMMY Award®-nominated "Room 24" [featuring King Diamond] and was certified Gold in Canada. They've been invited to support Metallica on the road worldwide in addition to show-stopping main stage turns at festivals such as Coachella, Download, Rock on the Range, KNOTFEST, and more.


    1. The Devil's Bleeding Crown
    2. Marie Laveau
    3. For Evigt
    4. The Gates of Babylon
    5. Let It Burn
    6. Black Rose
    7. Rebound
    8. Mary Jane Kelly
    9. Goodbye Forever
    10. Seal The Deal
    11. Battleship Chains
    12. You Will Know
    13. The Loa's Crossroad

     Letlive Release New Album.

    Letlive.Friday 17th June 2016
    As a companion piece to letlive.'s stunning new album 'If I'm The Devil...' (released last week on Epitaph), the band have released a documentary that illuminates many of its themes and processes. Shot by Ryan Mackfall, the film intersperses vivid footage from the band's legendary shows with deep background stories, covering all angles of a band who are still only just at the beginning.

    letlive. are currently on a headline tour of the U.S. and they'll be back in Europe for a one-off festival date at Roskilde in July, before returning to these shores Oct-Dec as support to Pierce The Veil, along with Creeper.

    UK & European tour (supporting Pierce The Veil):
    29 Oct – Paris – Trabendo, France – TICKETS           
    31 Oct – Madrid - Sala Cats, Spain – TICKETS           
    1 Nov – Valencia - Sala Noise, Spain – TICKETS        
    2 Nov – Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz 2, Spain – TICKETS     
    4 Nov – Solothurn – Kofmehl, Switzerland – TICKETS           
    5 Nov – Milan - Magazzini Generali, Italy – TICKETS
    7 Nov – Munich – Theaterfabrik, Germany – TICKETS         
    8 Nov – Vienna – Arena, Austria  – TICKETS
    9 Nov – Budapest - Durer Kert, Hungary – TICKETS
    11 Nov – Berlin – Huxleys, Germany – TICKETS        
    13 Nov – Hamburg – Gruenspan, Germany – TICKETS         
    14 Nov - Copenhagen - Amagier Bio, Denmark – TICKETS   
    15 Nov – Stockholm – Fryhuset, Sweden – TICKETS  
    17 Nov - Amsterdam – Melkweg, Netherlands – TICKETS
    18 Nov - Cologne - Live Music Hall, Germany – TICKETS      
    19 Nov – Bochum – Zeche, Germany – TICKETS       
    20 Nov - Frankfurt – Batschkapp, Germany – TICKETS         
    22 Nov - Karlsruhe – Substage, Germany – TICKETS 
    23 Nov - Antwerp – Trix, Belgium – TICKETS
    25 Nov - Cardiff - Great Hall, UK – TICKETS  
    26 Nov - Birmingham - 02 Academy, UK – TICKETS
    27 Nov - London - 02 Brixton Academy, UK – TICKETS
    29 Nov - Nottingham - Rock City, UK – TICKETS        
    30 Nov – Newcastle - 02 Academy, UK – TICKETS
    1 Dec – Glasgow – Barrowlands, UK – TICKETS        
    2 Dec – Manchester -  Academy 1, UK  – TICKETS
    4 Dec – Belfast - Mandela Hall, Ireland – TICKETS   
    5 Dec – Dublin – Academy, Ireland – TICKETS          
    6 Dec – Dublin – Academy, Ireland – TICKETS          

     Dead Lord Added To the Vintage Caravan Tour.

    Dead Lord.Friday 17th June 2016
    DEAD LORD are happy to announce that they have been added as special guest to the The Vintage Caravan UK tour in November. The band will also be playing at this year's Hard Rock Hell, which takes place in Pwllheli (Wales) from 10th - 12th November.
    “We will be breaking new ground when we have our sights set on the United Kingdom this November! This will be our first time on the isles, so we're more than stoked to be playing in the Empire upon which the sun once never set. It will feature a performance at the Hard Rock Hell fest in Wales, additional shows in England and Scotland with our buddies The Vintage Caravan! Hope to see a lot of new and familiar faces during this run, so we can help you put your jaws back in place, after we've made you drop them hard on the floor!“ – DEAD LORD
    The band’s latest album 'Heads Held High' is out now via Century Media records and can be purchased at the dealers below and others:
    Check out the three previously launched songs of 'Heads Held High':
    'When History Repeats Itself' video: https://youtu.be/8p2-JPz0h38
    'Ruins' live clip: https://youtu.be/CV0kY7hmRm4
    'Strained Fools' audio track: https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/dead-lord-strained-fools/
    DEAD LORD live:

    UK tour with Vintage Caravan:
    07.11.2016 Birmingham (UK) - The Rainbow 
    08.11.2016 Newcastle (UK) - Think Tank 
    09.11.2016 Glasgow (UK) - Audio 
    10.11.2016 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation 
    11.11.2016 Pwllheli / Camp HRH North Wales (UK) - Hard Rock Hell
    12.11.2016 Milton Keynes (UK) - Crauford Arms
    13.11.2016 London (UK) - The Underworld

     Black Peaks And Heck Announce Co-headline Tour'.

    Black Peaks.Friday 17th June 2016
    Brighton four-piece, BLACK PEAKS and Nottingham quartet, HECK have just announced a co-headline tour this coming September!

    It's been an incredible couple of weeks for both bands; Black Peaks, having just played alongside Deftones at Wembley Arena, and last weekend they delivered a jaw-dropping performance at their first ever Download Festival. This all comes soon after their critically acclaimed debut record, 'Statues' that was released earlier this year on Easy Life Records / Sony Red. And HECK, who similarly gave an astonishing performance at Download Festival last weekend, also released their brilliant debut LP, 'Intsructions', earlier in this year (released via the bands own label, NPAG Industries).

    This is the perfect tour to promote two of the UK's finest offerings of exquisite musicianship, passion and creativity, with both act's obliterating, well, pretty much anything in their paths. An unstoppable force - together, who knows what will happen. All we know is, you need to see, hear and feel the force of this awesome tour! 

    "We are going on a joint headline tour with the crazy bastards in HECK! We are over the moon to be heading out on tour with one of the most exciting and raucous bands in the UK right now. Expect the most high octane, heart stopping shows back to back every night!"

    "You know that scene in Rocky III, where Mr. T is absolutely handing it to Stallone, and you keep thinking "It's Rocky, he'll get up." and then he just doesn't? Well that's this tour, except us and Black Peaks are Mr. T, and everyone else is Rocky."



     LTNT Release New Single 'No Awuarious'.

    LTNT.Friday 17th June 2016
    LTNT are set to release their new single "No Aquarious" on 21st June 2016, via Maybe Records  (Karma To Burn, Toadies, Leogun).

    The single is taken from the band's debut album "RANKS", which was released earlier this year.

    LTNT are set to play a run of dates, which includes the "No Aquarious" Single Launch Party with special guests Weirds and Eight Days at the Sebright Arms on 21st June.
    'RANK' is full of raw energy, punk rock attitude and ethereal melodies. From the chaotic crunching guitars of lead single 'Boss Lady' to the pulsating riffs of 'Oh Drag', the heartfelt emotion of ' In The Back of Your Mind' to the Bond-theme qualities of 'Hold In Your Heart'. The album takes influence from both ends of the rock spectrum and tilts its hat to both heavy and melodic structures.

    The album was produced by vocalist Liam Lever and Sean Genockey (Jamie Lenman) at Rockfield Studios in February 2015.

    'RANK' will also come in the format of a magazine with vocalist Liam Lever saying "Making an album of just music is quite claustrophobic for us. There's a lot of other things we want to get out there. We thought a magazine covered most bases so we set one up. There'll be one every time we have any kind of musical release."

    The band's debut EP, 'DAO', was praised by fans and industry alike. Following the buzz surrounding the record, LTNT were invited to tour with Brant Bjork, Chevelle and Seether. The attention also secured the band a spot at Reading and Leeds Festival two years in a row where the BBC named their set 'the best of Festival Republic stage.' LTNT have also played Handmade Festival, The Great Escape and Camden Rocks, Download Festival and Y-Not Festival alongside Snoop Dog, Primal Scream and Johnny Marr.

    Last year saw the departure of long standing drummer Neil.
    LTNT are Liam Lever (vocals, guitars), Ben Clarke (bass)

    June dates
    17th June - The Star, Guildford
    18th June - Pheonix Bar, High Wycombe
    19th June - The Shed, Leicester
    *21st June - Sebright Arms, London 
    25th June - Stag and Hounds, Bristol  

     Good Charlotte Announce Tour Dates.

    Good Charlotte.Friday 17th June 2016
    Multi-platinum-selling pop-punk icons Good Charlotte have announced a handful of shows in the UK ahead of their performances at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

    Good Charlotte will be joined on these dates by Waterparks, Big Jesus and Roam (Birmingham only) in support.  What an exciting line up of some incredibly talented up and coming bands!

    Dates are as follows:

    24th Glasgow, O2 Academy
    25th Manchester, O2 Ritz
    26th Leeds Festival
    27th Birmingham, O2 Institute
    28th Reading Festival

    Tickets go on sale on Friday June 17th at 9am .  The band will also be offering VIP Meet and Greet and merch packages for these shows.  These tickets will fly so be quick!


    To get you even MORE excited, Good Charlotte have released a lyric video for "Life Can't Get Much Better" taken from their sixth studio album Youth Authority due out Friday, July 15, via the Madden Brothers' own label MDDN, distributed worldwide through Kobalt Label Services.  Good Charlotte also premiered their new video for "40oz Dream"  - check it out here. "For us '40oz. Dream' was the perfect song to kick off our new album.  It's got all the sarcasm and humor we've always loved, and lots of affection for the past and present" Benji Madden told Rolling Stone who hailed the song as "colourful and nostalgic".

    Those who pre-order the album (ORDER HERE) will be rewarded with instant grat downloads of "Makeshift Love", "40 oz. Dream" and "Life Changes". Special album pre-order bundles including exclusive merch items are available HERE.

     Vader Announce New Studio Album 'The Empire'.

    Vader.Friday 17th June 2016
    Polish death metal legends Vader are very pleased to announce details for their new brand new studio album, titled ‘The Empire’.
    This is the follow up record to their highly acclaimed 2014 album, ‘Tibi Et Igni’, and it was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok (Poland) and produced by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski.

    ‘The Empire’ will be released on September 23rd, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

    Vader are also announcing the release of a special single as part of an EP release, the single is taken from their upcoming album. The full EP is titled ‘Iron Times’ and will include the following songs:

    Side A
    01. Parabellum
    02. Prayer To The God Of War

    Side B
    01. Piesc I Stal
    02. Overkill

    The ‘Iron Times’ EP digital version will be released on August 12th via Nuclear Blast.
    The song ‘Prayer To The God Of War’ will also be available digitally.
    Pre-order coming soon!

    Vader’s front man Piotr Wiwczarek states:
    ”I am so excited to announce the new Vader album, which will be released by Nuclear Blast again! ‘The Empire’ - which is the title of the upcoming full length - is due to be out at the end of September 2016. However, we have also prepared a special EP called ’Iron Times’ to be released in August! There are two new tracks included on the EP, plus two bonus songs. Joe Petagno himself created the amazing cover artwork.”

    More information coming soon – stay tuned.
    There is some contention as to the beginnings of Vader, but the truth is that they began in the autumn of 1983 by Piotr ‘Peter’ Wiwczarek (‘Bardast’ and later ‘Behemoth’ back then) playing the bass and the guitarist Zbyszek ‘Vika’ Wroblewski. Extreme metal was about to be born in Poland and Vader were among the pioneers of that genre in the newly emerging underground – and the only band from that era still reigning! The first crucial point in the band’s history was their participation in the first Polish heavy metal festival – Metalmania in 1986, where they played to an audience of around 5000 persons.
    Vader recorded their first official material in 1989 in Olsztyn which became the 4-track demo ‘Necrolust’. This was their first studio release that reached beyond the Polish borders and earned them some excellent reviews across the globe. They released the demo ‘Morbid Reich’ in 1990 which eventually gained the status of being one of the bestselling metal demos in history. ‘Morbid Reich’ was also the first release to host Vader’s now infamous logo.

     Bayside Preimiere New Track 'Pretty Vacant'.

    Bayside.Friday 17th June 2016
    Bayside, who return with their seventh album this summer (Vacancy, out Aug. 19 via Hopeless Records), premiere the video for "Pretty Vacant": smarturl.it/PrettyVacant.

    "The song 'Pretty Vacant' perfectly sums up the lyrical theme of the record and we really wanted to video to do the same, explains Bayside front man Anthony Raneri. "We wanted the video to tell the story of someone having the life that they thought they knew disappear. She struggles to gain control of or at least slow down the process of losing her identity but fate is literally dragging her pasts out the door and making it disappear into thin air and there is nothing that she can do about it."

    The clip, directed by Justin Giritlian and Nathan Sam, not only echoes the sentiment of the song, but also of the full album. Raneri has been candid in describing the inspiration for the new album, saying, "When I was writing this record I felt like a transient and I think writing Vacancy really helped me work through an experience that I had never prepared for, let alone planned on."

    Pre-orders for Vacancy are available now, with digital pre-orders offering an instant download of "Enemy Lines:" http://smarturl.it/Vacancy and "Pretty Vacant." Physical pre-orders, vinyl, cd as well as various merch bundles can be found here: http://bayside.merchnow.com/.

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

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

     Amon Amarth Announce UK Tour With Testament.

    Amon Amarth.Friday 17th June 2016
    After bringing dragons and fire to Download Festival's main stage this weekend, Swedish heavy metal Vikings AMON AMARTH have confirmed their return to UK & Irish shores this Autumn, in support of their brilliant new album, 'Jomsviking'.  

    Amon Amarth's tenth studio album, 'Jomsviking' was released in March via Sony. The record immediately crashed into the UK Top 30, marking the band's highest ever chart position here; a feat repeated around the globe.

    Joining them as special guests, will be Bay Area thrash legends TESTAMENT. With brand new album 'The Brotherhood Of The Snake' due out through Nuclear Blast later this year, expect to hear some new songs as well as some older classics.

    Also a part of AMON AMARTH's crusade are fellow Swedish marauders GRAND MAGUS, showcasing their latest album 'Sword Songs', released to great acclaim last month.

    Get set to hold your drinking horns aloft at the following shows:
    Mon 31st Oct - MANCHESTER Academy
    Tue 1st Nov - GLASGOW O2 ABC
    Wed 2nd Nov - DUBLIN Vicar Street
    Fri 4th Nov - LONDON Roundhouse
    Sat 5th Nov - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy

    Live Nation's pre-sale begins at 10am on Tuesday, but if you can't pillage a ticket from that, tickets will go on general sale from 10am on Wednesday via http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/amon-amarth-tickets.

    >Amon Amarth exclaim, "UK, after three years away we are returning to your lands and are bringing with us our biggest headline show ever.  Sharpen your weapons, fortify your embankments & hide your loved ones!  We are bringing our berserker party to a town near you and we hope to see you there so you can "Raise Your Horns" together with us to glory!"

    Testament's Eric Peterson follows up: "With a heart of steel and rippling distant thunder, we are honoured to board the AA Viking ship and get ready to feast and plunder with them across Europe! Thor's hammering strikes shall lead the way! Skol!"

    JB from Grand Magus declares, "Warriors of the north Atlantic! We are proud and excited to be part of this tour. Earth-shattering metal is coming your way. Amon Amarth, Testament, and Grand Magus on the same night! There will be headbanging, thrashing, and all around heaviness to fill all needs. Join us! Rejoice!"

    Prepare to be raided.

     The Amity Affliction Announce December UK Tour.

    Amity Affliction.Friday 17th June 2016
    Fast-rising Australian rabble-rousers THE AMITY AFFLICTION are delighted to announce the details of their return to the UK this December.

    Following their incendiary sets at both the Slam Dunk and Download Festivals, the platinum-certified band have lined up six dates, bringing with them special guests NORTHLANE, STRAY FROM THE PATH, and WAGE WAR.

    Snap up tickets for the following shows:
    Sun 4th Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy (tickets: http://smarturl.it/AmityBristol)
    Mon 5th Dec - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz (http://smarturl.it/AmityManchester)
    Tue 6th Dec - LONDON Roundhouse (http://smarturl.it/AmityLondon)
    Thu 8th Dec - GLASGOW O2 ABC (http://smarturl.it/AmityGlasgow)
    Fri 9th Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute (http://smarturl.it/AmityBirmingham)
    Sat 10th Dec - NORWICH Waterfront (http://smarturl.it/AmityNorwich)

    Pre-sales kick off this Wednesday at 10am for O2 and this Thursday at 10am for Live Nation, with tickets on general sale from 10am on Friday.

    The Amity Affliction's co-vocalist Joel Birch comments, "After spending so many years coming to the UK, we are super-excited to embark on a tour of this size. We have to thank our fans for making this happen, as whenever we come to the UK we're met with sold-out shows every time! And on a personal note, we are all incredibly stoked about playing the Roundhouse in London. It's a venue that every band dreams of headlining, and we're no different. It's a beautiful space and we look forward to stepping onto the stage of one of our favourite venues in the world."

    Last month, The Amity Affliction revealed their widely anticipated new album, 'This Could Be Heartbreak', is set to arrive August 12 via Roadrunner Records. The forthcoming album  is currently available for pre-order in a variety of limited edition physical bundles via www.theamityaffliction.net and at all DSPs with digital pre-orders receiving an instant download of gripping lead single, 'I Bring The Weather With Me'. The video for 'I Bring The Weather With Me' can be seen on the band's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/amityofficial.

     Beartooth Announce December Headline UK Tour.

    Beartooth.riday 17th June 2016
    Following their incredible performance on the main stage at this year's Download Festival - Ohio hardcore mob Beartooth (who are nominated in the Best Breakthrough category at tonight's Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards) are thrilled to announce a run of UK shows this December. Beartooth will be giving fans a taste of Aggressive on their new run of live dates.

    8th    London, Shepherds Bush Empire
    9th    Leeds, Beckett
    10th  Glasgow, Garage
    11th   Birmingham, O2 Institute
    12th   Manchester, O2 Ritz
    13th   Southampton, Engine Rooms
    14th   Cardiff, Tramshed
    16th   Dublin, The Academy
    17th   Belfast, Limelight

    They will be joined on the tour by Vanna and Fit For A King. Tickets go on sale at www.beartoothtickets.com on Wednesday June 15th at 10am GMT

    In the two short years since their debut album was cooked up in front man Caleb Shomo's basement, Beartooth has catapulted into heavy music's stratosphere. They have collected over 10 million views on YouTube, trekked around the globe sharing the stage with Slipknot, Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon and Sleeping With Sirens and playing festivals like Reading & Leeds, Download and the Vans Warped Tour. They've earned multiple Alternative Press and Kerrang! award nominations, gotten daytime airplay across the globe and been named a "New Artist You Need To Know" by Rolling Stone.

    For Aggressive (Out now on Red Bull Records), Shomo again retreated to his home studio to write, perform and produce the album's 12 tracks, re-teaming with John Feldmann (The Used, Blink-182) for a bit of songwriting contribution and enlisting David Bendeth (Killswitch Engage, Paramore) to mix the release. The resulting songs have as much in common with stomping metalcore as old-school punk, vintage screamo and harder-edged pop punk, combining circle pit-inducing bangers with soaring choruses and bridging raw authentic intensity with accessibility.

     Alien Ant Farm Announce October UK Tour.

    Alien Ant Farm.Friday 17th June 2016
    Fresh from their main stage performance at this year's Download Festival, Alien Ant Farm have announced a huge run of UK shows this Autumn.  The band played to sold out crowds earlier this year and are excited to return to the UK to continue the celebrations marking 15 years since the release of their multi-million debut album, "Anthology".  The band will be performing the record IN FULL at the following shows:


    18th Wakefield, Warehouse 23
    19th Edinburgh, La Belle Angele
    20th Aberdeen, Garage
    21st Belfast, Empire
    22nd Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
    24th Preston, 53 Degrees
    25th Bristol, Marble Factory
    26th Chester, Live Rooms
    27th Leamington Spa, Assembly
    28th Southampton, Engine Rooms
    30th Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
    31st London, O2 Islington Academy


    2nd Barnstaple, Factory
    3rd Reading, Sub 89
    4th Southend, Chinnerys
    5th Hull, The Welly
    6th Oxford, O2 Academy

    Tickets go on general sale on Friday June 17th .  Get your tickets from www.livenation.co.uk / www.ticketmaster.co.uk

    They will be joined on the tour by special guests Hed(pe), Sumo Cyco and making their UK debut, Kaleido.

     Impericon Never Say Die! 2016 Tour Is Go.

    Impericon.Friday 17th June 2016
    Never failing to deliver a stellar line up of genre pushing, ground breaking bands at the forefront of the hard-hitting music scene, Avocado Booking are excited to present their heaviest line up yet for the Impericon Never Say Die Tour! Tour 2016. Now in it's tenth year the festival continues to go from strength to strength serving as a benchmark for the heavy music scene worldwide.

    Check out the announcement video here: https://youtu.be/Mt1qywHbo0o

    The Nuclear Blast heavy line-up includes Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex and Fallujah.

    Australia's rising stars Thy Art Is Murder will be bringing their brand of brutal death metal to Europe with full force. Having just released their latest controversial album Holy War on Nuclear Blast and having toured recently in Europe with Parkway Drive, you can rest assured Thy Art Is Murder will tear Europe into shreds.
    "We are so fucking stoked to be doing the Never Say Die! Tour and to have the honor of co headlining it with our friends in Whitechapel" says drummer Lee Stanton. "Over the years almost all of our favorite heavy bands, from Parkway drive to Emmure to Despised Icon have done the never say die tour across Europe and the U.K. and it is finally time for us. The 2016 NSD line up is the most devastating tour package we have ever been a part of, and I can't wait to get over at the end of this year and blast it out!"

    Never Say Die! veterans Carnifex are back for the 3rd time! The San Diego metal quintet will be laying waste to stages, supporting their brand new album 'Slow Death', out on Nuclear Blast 5th August. Carnifex have always stood out within the ranks of the heavy music scene. Their ability to temper darkened metal with a cinematic swell of orchestral flourishes made their previous album a fan and taste-maker favourite.
    "Being part of Never Say Die! has always been a highlight for us. From our first time in 2007 to our return in 2013, the energy and excitement grows every year." says vocalist Scott Lewis. "2016 is no exception and may be the heaviest line up Never Say Die! has ever had, do not miss this amazing tour!"

    From Fallujah's formation in 2007, the San Franciscans have melded brutality and brains into a sonic force with an unquestionable presence. The metal world has actually been waiting for a band like Fallujah. Their great mix of "aggressive and emotional" will be taking the band to new levels and will earn them even more dedicated followers.
    "Fallujah is excited to be returning to Europe with some amazing bands and playing some of our favourite cities. We're preparing a special set for this tour and plan on crushing Europe on Never Say Die!" says Alex Hoffmann from Fallujah.

    The full IMPERICON NEVER SAY DIE! TOUR 2016 line-up features:

    The Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2016 calls at:
    03.11.16 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof  
    04.11.16 Germany Hamburg @ Markthalle  
    05.11.16 Belgium Antwerp @ Trix   
    06.11.16 UK London @ The Electric Ballroom  
    07.11.16 UK Manchester @ Club Academy  
    08.11.16 UK Glasgow @ Garage  
    09.11.16 UK Bristol @ Marble Factory  

    10.11.16 Holland Haarlem @ Patronaat  
    11.11.16 Germany Berlin @ SO36  
    12.11.16 Poland Wroclaw @ Albi  
    13.11.16 Czech Rep Prague @ Futurum  
    14.11.16 Slovakia Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club  
    15.11.16 Austria Wien @ Arena  
    16.11.16 Italy Milan @ Circolo Magnolia  
    17.11.16 Germany München @ Backstage  
    18.11.16 Switzerland Pratteln @ Z7   
    19.11.16 France Lyon @ CCO  
    20.11.16 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmatazz  
    21.11.16 Spain Madrid @ Caracol   
    22.11.16 France Toulouse @ Metronum  
    23.11.16 France Paris @ Trabendo  
    24.11.16 Luxembourg Luxembourg @ de Atellier  
    25.11.16 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik  
    26.11.16 Germany Leipzig @ Felsenkeller  

    Tickets on-sale now:  http://neversaydietour.com

     Storm The Sky Unleash New Single 'Jaded Ghost'.

    Storm The Sky.Friday 17th June 2016
    Melbourne-based death-pop band STORM THE SKY have returned with their most dynamic track yet, 'Jaded Ghost' - another hint as to what their currently untitled second album will feel like. A cautionary tale about the perils of holding on to a damaged relationship, frontman William Jarratt gives fans an intensely personal insight into a broken relationship and wrestling with feelings of resentment verses fear of being alone.

    Their debut album Permanence (2015, UNFD) won plaudits across the world, with daytime Radio 1 airplay for the emphatic Portraits, features in Kerrang! and Rock Sound and Rolling Stone Australia declaring them "genuinely thrilling". They have also been hand-picked to support Pierce The Veil on their upcoming Australian tour.
    "Jaded Ghost is about something that I've been tearing myself apart over for almost two years and it felt incredibly good to finally get it into a song." says Jarratt. "Just before flying to America to record 'Permanence' the person I was with completely destroyed me. I barely made it onto the flight because I went out and tried to forget who I was the night before. Even though I hated what she did, she was everything to me at the time and I put everything I had into that relationship and it was easy to hold onto it. 
    "So, naturally when I couldn't handle being alone with my life and brain all over the place, I let her back in," he continues. "I did it in the most selfish way possible, for comfort. I never let her forget what she did to me and it was borderline cruel and I couldn't be more sorry for that. It was the best and worst three years of my life and I'll never regret any of it because it matured me a lot. The experience has gotten me to the best mental state I think I've been in. Though the bad days are worse than they used to be, they're being doused by the sheer amount of good days I'm lucky enough to enjoy."
    Jaded Ghost is the second taste of new music in 2016 from one of Australia's fastest rising heavy rock bands. Back in January, Storm The Sky quietly teased a new song with 'S.W.F.Y' appearing on stormthesky.com after they announced the departure of founding member Daniel "Breenie" Breen via a letter they posted their fans in the mail.

    Storm The Sky Jaded Ghost - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8RUpXS3lQk&feature=youtu.be

     Decendents Back With New Album 'Hypercaffium Spazzinate'.

    Decendents.Friday 17th June 2016
    Descendents have announced the details of their much anticipated new album, Hypercaffium Spazzinate, set for release on July 29th via Epitaph. A new song "Victim of Me" is available now.

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

    "I think one of the things that's kept us inspired over the years is having the music as an outlet for our frustrations," says Milo, who delivered a particularly impassioned, even aggressive vocal performance. "Having the freedom to completely blow my voice out every time I recorded was a very positive experience for me," he says. Personal catharsis was a prime motivator for Bill, who names "my relationship priorities and my own faulty psychology" as his top inspirations. "In a way, putting pen to paper and getting whatever you need to get out of you is the big accomplishment," he says.

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

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

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

    Pre-orders for Hypercaffium Spazzinate are available at https://lnk.to/descendents.


    1. Feel This 
    2. Victim Of Me 
    3. On Paper 
    4. Shameless Halo 
    5. No Fat Burger 
    6. Testosterone 
    7. Without Love 
    8. We Got Defeat 
    9. Smile 
    10. Limiter 
    11. Fighting Myself 
    12. Spineless and Scarlet Red 
    13. Human Being 
    14. Full Circle 
    15. Comeback Kid 
    16. Beyond The Music 

     Sum 41 Announce New Studio Album '13 Voices'.

    Sum41.Friday 17th June 2016
    SUM 41 are proud to announce their new album, 13 Voices, due out October 7th via Hopeless Records. The ten-track album marks the band's first LP in five years, following up 2011's Screaming Bloody Murder, which featured the Grammy Nominated song "Blood In My Eyes."

    On the album, frontman Deryck Whibley says, "I am really excited to be releasing an album after everything I've been through recently. This new music represents the journey I've been on throughout the process of making this record. I had to fall in order to rise, and nothing feels better than to have something you love that you had to really fight for. I can honestly say that 13 Voices saved my life and I cannot wait to share it with all of you."

    Whibley began writing for 13 Voices immediately following his four-month stint in the hospital. The frontman recalls, "I had to learn how to do everything again-my motor skills, learning how to play guitar again... I couldn't even walk at the time. It was really difficult, but at the same time if I didn't have a record to make, I don't think I would have recovered as quickly. Writing music gave me a purpose. I had to get better." As Whibley's health improved, so did his ability to write songs, and 13 Voices soon began to take shape. Recorded, produced and engineered by Deryck Whibley at his home in Los Angeles, 13 Voices is now ready to be released this Fall.

    SUM 41 consists of five members including Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave "Brownsound" Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo.
    Album Track Listing
    1. A Murder of Crows (You're All Dead To Me)
    2. Goddamn I'm Dead Again
    3. Fake My Own Death
    4. Breaking The Chain
    5. There Will Be Blood
    6. 13 Voices
    7. War
    8. God Save Us All (Death to POP)
    9. The Fall And The Rise
    10. Twisted By Design

     Alter Bridge Sign With Napalm Records.

    Alter Bridge.Friday 17th June 2016
    Napalm Records is honored and excited to announce the signing of Orlando, Florida based hard rockers ALTER BRIDGE for WORLD excluding North America!

    Started in 2004 by Mark Tremonti and Scott Phillips, Myles Kennedy and Brian Marshall ALTER BRIDGE are one of the premiere hard rock bands of today. Layered with bone-chilling vocals that rival powerhouses such as Layne Staley and Ronnie James Dio, the band showcases true versatility with sultry rock ballads and shredding metal riffs.

    Whether it be through relentless touring, chart-topping albums (their self-titled debut has been certified Gold) or even a WWE wrestler's theme music, ALTER BRIDGE are the true definition of rock and roll musicianship. Their last effort "Fortress" (2013) topped charts world-wide with a #6 UK Chart entry. 

    "We are pleased to announce we will be joining forces with Napalm Records as we embark on the next phase of our journey. We are very excited to see what the future brings and look forward to reconnecting with our fans in 2016," says ALTER BRIDGE frontman Myles Kennedy.

    Thomas Caser, CEO Napalm Records states: "This is a ground-breaking signing for our label. To work with one of the best and biggest Rock acts of our times marks a new time-bill for us. We will go above and beyond to make the upcoming album the huge success it deserves!"

    ALTER BRIDGE are currently at work on their new album with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette which is currently slated for a fall 2016 release followed by massive touring over 2016 and 2017. More details will be announced soon.

     Immortal Tease New Album.

    Immortal.Friday 17th June 2016
    "This will be our darkest and coldest album in a long time: pure Blashyrkh metal the way our fans know it, with massive, majestic riffs, grim, frostbitten vocals and tales from our mighty realm. Fast and furious tracks, epic tracks and longer playback time than any of our previous albums."

    Founding IMMORTAL member, lyricist and guitarist Demonaz is now also handling vocals. 

    "The massive fan support has been very inspiring and we will not let the fans down. This last year, we have completed writing all of the new songs and look forward to recording our most passionate album in a long time. The song-writing process has been awesome and we will soon be ready to start the recording process."

    In a time when true and original black metal is nearly dead, the band is in an ultimate spirit:

    "After the past year's incidents it was time to go back to the roots, to what this band is really about musically, and also to take the integrity of the band back to where it belongs. 
    Cold, grim, uncompromising Blashyrkh metal with a true feeling is what we deliver."

    From 2010 until 2014, IMMORTAL wrote all of the songs for the successor to ‘All Shall Fall’, but when ex-member Abbath left the band in 2014, he changed the lyrics, song titles and recorded these songs for his so called "solo album":

    "We had to focus on making a new album nearly from scratch, which is the main reason why things have taken this much time. We are now looking forward to recording the new album and presenting it to all those who have shown their loyalty and support. IMMORTAL have always been a unique and unstoppable force, and that goes for our fans as well. We will never change our music or attitude."

    The album’s title and song titles will be revealed soon…

     Pierce The Veil Announce UK Tour Supports.

    Pierce The Veil.Friday 17th June 2016
    Pierce the Veil are pleased to announce the supports for their headline tour this Winter.  Letlive and Creeper will join them on the EU, UK & Ireland dates in support of their huge new album 'Misadventures' which charted at Number 4 in the US billboard charts as well as top 20 placings in the UK, Mexico, Australia & Canada. 

    The band have also launched a charity auction in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Fans of the band can get their hands on a unique piece of memorabilia and raise vital funds for young people with
    cancer.  The guitar, an Epiphone Les Paul Special II, was recently thrown from a cliff in San
    Diego on the set of the band's current Rock Sound cover shoot. The remains have
    been signed by the band and donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.
    The auction is running until 7pm on Sunday 12 June with all proceeds from the
    winning bid directly supporting young people with cancer in the UK. Visit the
    Teenage Cancer Trust eBay page to place your bid here:


    Piece the Veil frontman, Vic Fuentes said: "I've always wanted to throw a guitar off of
    a cliff, so why not do it for a great cause like the Teenage Cancer Trust?! This is
    something that means a lot to me personally and we are very proud to announce this
    fun collaboration with them.  We hope that this auction helps spread awareness and
    love to those who truly need it."
    Pierce The Veil headline UK & Ireland tour dates below:
    Friday 25th November Great Hall, Cardiff
    Saturday 26th November O2 Academy, Birmingham
    Sunday 27th November O2 Brixton Academy, London
    Tuesday 29th November Rock City, Nottingham
    Wednesday 30th November O2 Academy, Newcastle
    Thursday 1st December Barrowlands, Glasgow
    Friday 2nd December Academy 1, Manchester
    Sunday 4th December Mandela Hall, Belfast
    Monday 5th December Academy, Dublin
    Tuesday 6th December Academy, Dublin

     Reckless Love To Return To The UK Towards The End Of The Year.

    Reckless Love.Friday 17th June 2016
    You asked, they listened! Fresh off their appearance at Camden Rocks Festival, the mighty Reckless Love have announced they shall return one more time in November for two exclusive UK appearances in Nottingham and London.

    We are absolutely thrilled about the fact that we're coming back to "InVade" a few of the best British rock venues again in November 2016,” explains frontman Olli Herman. “Our fans in the UK have always treated us better than anybody anywhere else and it almost feels like we're coming back home. This time we don't have many shows booked but we hope that our fans from all over the country can make it over to have a good time with us. We can't wait to see you all again.”

    UK dates:
    Friday 18 November – Rock City, Nottingham
    Saturday 19 November – Electric Ballroom, London

    Following the release of InVader, the band’s fourth studio album, the colourful fun lovin’ foursome have travelled across Europe entertaining the masses with their high-energy party anthems.

    The quartet recently released their second single: We Are The Weekend - a genuine Friday night call-to-arms, and opening track on the flamboyant Finn’s latest effort. Reckless Love are on a mission to add a contemporary sheen to the glory of vintage rock!
    You can view the music video here: https://youtu.be/dcYkZh0XDzY

     Epica Announce New Studio Album.

    Epica.Monday 6th June 2016
    Holland's greatest symphonic metal band, EPICA, have finally put the last touches on their new upcoming studio album entitled 'The Holographic Principle'. Once again it'll be released worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was produced with Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities. Mixing was handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION). The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann (www.heilemania.de).

    The band commented:
    "Our highly anticipated seventh studio album is a fact. 'The Holographic Principle' feels to us like a true treasure, created by us all with blood, sweat and tears of joy. In the past year we have worked very hard to write and record this special album. We are all very eager to share it with you! Join us on our new musical journey."

    To celebrate the release of EPICA's brand-new record fittingly, the band will be playing on their own Epic Metal Fest at the 013 in Tilburg, NL on Saturday, October 1st. They invited KATATONIA, their label mates FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and (also landsmen) TEXTURES to take part in this special event. Additionally, STREAM OF PASSION, THE AGONIST, MAYAN, MYRATH, EVIL INVADERS and last but not least OFF THE CROSS will be attending EPICA's release show. On Saturday 15th October the Brazilian edition of Epic Metal Fest will take place in Sao Paulo. PARADISE LOST,  FINNTROLLXANDRIA and THE OCEAN will join EPICA for this first edition.

    More info & tickets: http://www.epicmetalfest.com/

    EPICA live:
    04.06.  BY        Minsk - Re:public
    05.06.  CZ        Plzen - Metalfest Open Air
    07.06.  SK        Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
    08.06.  I           Rome - Rock In Rome
    10.06.  S          Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
    24.06.  DK       Copenhagen - Copenhell
    09.07.  D         Geiselwind - Out & Loud Festival
    16.07.  H         Dunaujvaros - Rockmaraton Festival
    23.07.  MEX    Mexico City - Heaven & Hell Festival
    05./06.08.       LT        Zarasai City - Roko Naktys
    01.10.  NL        Tilburg - Epic Metal Fest Netherlands
    15.10.  BR       Sao Paulo - Epic Metal Fest Brazil

    03.02.  UK       London - o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. Tickets on sale now! 
    04.02.  F          Paris - Le Zénith

     Machine head Unleash New Single 'Is There Anybody Out There'.

    Machine Head.Monday 6th June 2016
    Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD, have released a brand new single entitled 'Is There Anybody Out There?'. The song is available digitally for purchase now on iTunes - http://nblast.de/MachineHeadITAOTiTunes, Amazon - http://nblast.de/MachineHeadITAOTAMZMP3, Google Play - http://nblast.de/MachineHeadITAOTGP and at all streaming services.

    Watch the next instalment of the 'making-of 'Is There Anybody Out There?' here - https://youtu.be/rDEalfkBeoE.  Part 1 can also be viewed here - https://youtu.be/SHkixV2sa7Q

    'Is There Anybody Out There?' will also be made available as a limited edition 7" vinyl starting July 22.  Pre-order the release on delicious vinyl at the following location - here

    "The song is about love, loneliness, racism, and not getting what is going on in the world/America," comments guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn. "It's very much about current events, but applies to a bigger picture."

    The track, which was recorded last October at Trident Studios in Martinez, California, was produced by Flynn and co-produced and mixed by Joel Wanasek.

    MACHINE HEAD's eighth studio record, Bloodstone & Diamonds, is out now via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced by Robb Flynn & Juan Urteaga and masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson & Andy Sneap, with additional tracking, editing, and mixing done with Steve Lagudi.

    Check out more of 'Bloodstone & Diamonds' with the 'Now We Die' video clip - https://youtu.be/zSiKETBjARk

     Guttermouth Back With New EP.

    Guttermouth.Monday 6th June 2016
    Rude Records are proud to announce the release of I’ve Got it Made, the long-awaited new EP from Southern California punk rock heroes GUTTERMOUTH, due out on July 15th worldwide in collaboration with Bird Attack records.

    With their first new material in ten years, Guttermouth is poised to add a new chapter to their legacy as one of punk rock's seminal acts. Known for their short, fast and loud songs, outrageous antics and offensive lyrics, Guttermouth has attracted plenty controversy over the years. In other words- They are punk rock as it's meant to be.
    Want to have a taste of the new EP? The first single “ I’ve got got it made” is now available for streaming here  

    In a collective statement, the band says, "After releasing 9 studio albums over the years, it’s sometimes hard to find new ideas and motivation, and life often gets in the way of creativity. A few of us had worked on some ideas in the years and talk started again on possibly releasing new songs, however, with the heavy touring schedule of the band, this proved very difficult. In the last 2 years something changed. While touring Australia in 2015, there was an opportunity to stay at a studio for a week in between legs of the tour. While staying at the studio, we were able to complete some of the ideas and record them as demos. Once back in the States we tweaked some of the songs once again. By then,we felt they were ready to be recorded properly. With no pressure of deadlines, we felt we were finally able to write songs we wanted to put out."

    Guttermouth initially planned to self-release the new material in order to avoid interference and pressures from a label, but then the band started talking with their long time friend, Bird Attack Records owner Garrett Wadford, about the possibility of teaming with the label to record the new material and it seemed like a great fit. Bird Attack then joined forces with Rude Records which will release the EP globally. “I’ve Got It Made” is due out July 15th on Bird Attack / Rude Records.

     Hellyeah drop New Album.

    Hellyeah.Monday 6th June 2016
    Having established themselves over four albums, HELLYEAH officially announce the June 3rd release of UNDEN!ALBE, their fifth full-length album, via Eleven Seven Music.
    HELLYEAH gave their fans a first taste of UNDEN!ALBE with the lead single Human. With the official lyric video gained over a quarter of a million views on YouTube after just over a month. Watch it here.

    This was followed by the hard, fast back to the wall single STARTARIOT which showcases the energy captured on this record, hear the clean version here
    Comprised of vocalist Chad Gray, guitarists Tom Maxwell and Christian Brady, drummer Vinnie Paul and bassist Kyle Sanders, this is the first time this line-up has recorded together as a unit, promising a very special return to their true metal roots.

    The record also features a beyond the grave appearance from the late great Dimebag Darrel who's guitar can be ambitiously heard across the Phil Collins cover 'I Don't Care Anymore'
    UNDEN!ALBE was produced in Las Vegas at The Hideout Recording Studio by Kevin Churko (Papa Roach, Rob Zombie), and showcases everything that the band's fans have come to know and love in a more focused, concise, and powerful sound with Churko co-writing all songs.

    The album art by William Felch and Chad Gray, features a predatory, gleaming eye with an exclamation point pupil - the ultimate signifier of what's inside: anger, pain and a hyper-focused, high octane, heavy metal collection for the ages.

    Guitarist Tom Maxwell offered, "There's a lot of new stuff coming out that we've never tried before, and a lot of heavy shit...It's gonna be moody, it's gonna be dark, it's gonna be crushing, it's gonna be heartbreaking, it's gonna be everything. So it's going to be a proper take-off from our last record, but with a lot of new surprises, musically and lyrically. We are moving forward with the path that we've taken with 'Blood For Blood'. It's a really, really savage album, and we're really excited for fans to hear it."

    UNDEN!ALBE features 11 tracks that take off where it's predecessor Blood For Blood. That album debuted at #1 Billboard Hard Rock Charts in June 2014 and which Revolver Magazine praised as being full of "punchy and vitriolic, unforgiving tracks".
Heavy with a purpose, the band is re-charged, sharpened up and ready to reclaim their rightful spot at the top of the rock charts. This description aptly describes the music fans have been waiting for.

    'UNDEN!ALBE' Track listing:
    1) !
    2) X
    3) Scratch A Lie
    4) Be Unden!able
    5) Human
    6) Leap of Faith
    7) Blood Plague
    8) I Don't Care Anymore
    9) Live Or Die
    10) Love Falls
    11) 10-34
    13) Grave

     2000 Trees Festival Approching Fast.

    2000 Trees.Monday 6th June 2016
    2000trees Festival have announced a clash finder as well as a stage split poster for the huge 2016 event, happening over weekend of 7/8/9 July.

     2000trees Festival 2016 headliners for Thursday 7th July are the mighty The Bronx, Friday 8th July will see the return of incredible Scottish band, Twin Atlantic and Saturday 9th will be headlined by one of the best live bands in the world, Refused.

    You can also buy day tickets for Friday & Saturday now by following the link here

    This is set to be 2000trees biggest and best festival yet. Don't miss these incredible bands:

    Neck Deep, Moose Blood, The King Blues, WSTR, While She Sleeps, The Bronx, Lonely The Brave, Basement, Mallory Knox, Palm Reader, The Smith Street Band, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Heck, Ash, Sikth, Vant, Jamie Lenman, Augustines, The LaFontaines, Hey! Hello!, Cheap Meat, And So I Watch You From Afar, Krokodil, Monarks
    The Xcerts, Counterfeit, Arcane Roots, Animals As Leaders, Yuck, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Black Peaks, Creeper, Milk Teeth, The Magic Gang, Recreations, Grumble Bee, Tired Lion, Blackhole, Brawlers, Zoax, WACO, John Coffey, Dead!, Crooks, Terrible Love, Max Raptor, Blood Youth, Kagoule, Trash Boat, Beasts, Black Foxxes, Muncie Girls, Tigercub, Press To Meco, The Ghost Riders In The Sky, Happy Accidents, Bellevue Days, Demob Happy, Reigning Days, Dave McPherson, The, Spills, LIFE, Puppy, Then Thickens, NARCS, Bare Knuckle Parade and Jim Lockey
    Ginger Wildheart, Itch (from The King Blues), Crazy Arm, Non Canon, Dave McPherson, Thrill Collins

    In addition to ALL of these acts, the festival previously announced a very special Xtra Mile stage, featuring acts from the legendary label (and birth place of acts like Frank Turner and Reuben), with performances from:
    Beans on Toast, Crazy Arm, Ben Marwood, Rob Lynch, Oxygen Thief, The RPMs, Will Varley, Johnny Lloydand Recreations

    From Moose Blood front man, Eddy Brewerton - "I really enjoyed playing an acoustic set each day on warped tour and haven't done it since, can't wait to do it again"

    From Krokodil guitarist Daniel P Carter - "Stoked to be playing 2000trees Festival, the line up and vibe looks so sick. It'll be good to bring some crushing riffs to such a beautiful setting..."

    From The Xcerts front man, Murray McLeod - "We were fortunate enough to be asked to play the acoustic stage last year before our main stage appearance and in typical XCERTS fashion, myself and Jordan nearly blew it. Our tour manager was busy setting up our gear for the slot later on in the day and he sent myself and Jordan to find the acoustic stage with us assuring him we'd be fine. Of course we weren't fine. 2 space cadets wandering aimlessly through the forest in search of a stage which we were convinced didn't actually exist and we had in fact been set up in a conspiracy to get rid of us from sweet Mother Earth does not constitute as 'fine'. So this year will be stress free and a little less rushed. We may even play a new song.....or we might get mauled by a bear. Hard to say."

    From Jamie Lenman - "I'm very excited to be coming back to 2000 Trees in its anniversary year and to be doing something different than usual. Two sets in one day - the first, on the Forest stage will be a whole set of covers and then later on the Axiom stage playing all originals. It's a great vibe and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again"

    From Monarks front man, Sam - "We are extremely excited to be playing alongside some of our favourite bands at 2000trees Festival Including Vant, Twin Atlantic and The Xcerts. We've been waiting over the last couple of years for a slot at this festival and we feel that this year is the perfect time for us to get up and smash it with some massive bands."

    SOME MORE INFO ON 2000trees Festival
    - Beautiful site in the rolling Cotswold Hills
    - Set across 9 onsite stages, including hidden away tents, stages and a stunningly set acoustic stage within a forest
    - Silent disco from 11pm to 3am on two onsite stages
    - Thursday night early entry night for super-fans (includes returning artists playing the Cave, Axiom & Forest plus comedy on the New Stage)
    - VIP tickets offering boutique luxury camping, backstage access, watch a band of choice from side of stage, VIP bar to bump into artists
    - Great high quality food traders and bars serving local craft drinks
    - Great range of market street traders featuring products from around the globe
    - HUGE games & entertainment area, onsite
    - Family camping (plus children's activities)

    - Winner of the "Grass Roots Festival" award at the
    UK Festival Awards 2010 & 2013
    - Winner of the "Supporter of Emerging Talent" award at the Association of Independent Festivals Awards 2014
    -Winner 'A Greener Festival Award'
    - Nominated for Best Small Festival 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 at the UK Festival Awards
    Finalist to win four awards at this winter's UK Festival Awards in London

    PREVIOUS ACTS/BANDS FROM 2000trees Festival:
    Frank Turner (2007) / Future of the Left (2008)
    Wild Beasts (2009)
    Twin Atlantic (2010) / Bombay Bicycle Club (2010) / Metronomy (2010)
    Pulled Apart By Horses (2010) / And So I Watch You From Afar (2010)
    The Xcerts (2010)
    George Ezra (2012) / Marmozets (2012) / Lucy Rose (2012)
    Luke Sital-Singh (2012)
    Slaves (2014) / Wolf Alice (2014) / Lonely the Brave (2014)
    Nothing But Thieves (2015)
    AND - Alkaline Trio, Deaf Havana, Idlewild, Frightened Rabbit, Blood Red Shoes, The Bronx, Hundred Reasons, Band of Skulls, Young Guns, The Skints, Bury Tomorrow, Public Service Broadcasting, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Gallows, Lower than Atlantis and MANY more

     "A magnificent weekend" – Rocksound Magazine
    "Top 10 small festivals" – The Guardian
     "Diverse, intense, challenging, and down-right incredible music... truly extraordinary, long may it continue" – The Independent

     Bastille Announce Tour Dates.

    Bastille.Monday 6th June 2016
    It's just five years since South Londoner, Dan Smith, started Bastille alone in his bedroom, releasing 300 copies of Bastille's debut single. Relentless gigging, genuine word of mouth and some smartly curated mixtapes meant that within three years — and with Chris Wood (drums), Will Farquarson (guitar) and Kyle Simmons (keyboards) added to the line-up, Bastille became a global phenomenon; the band's chart-conquering debut album 'Bad Blood' selling over 4m albums alongside 11m singles. In the UK, the twice Number One album was certified double-platinum and named the biggest-selling digital album of 2013. Hit singles 'Pompeii', 'Flaws', 'Laura Palmer' and 'Things We Lost In The Fire' helped Bastille become that year's biggest-selling global breakthrough act, with over a billion Spotify streams and in turn earning the band British Breakthrough at the following year's Brits, along with two Grammy nominations. They have also collaborated with acts like Haim, Kate Tempest and Angel Haze, and Dan co-founded and co-runs an indie label, Best Laid Plans, helping to develop acts like Rag 'N' Bone Man and Rationale.

    Last week the band played 2 new songs at Radio 1 Big Weekend entitled 'The Currents' and 'Snakes'. They play a number of festivals this summer including Parklife, Wildlife, Glastonbury, T in the Park and V festival.

    June dates

    11th - Parklife, Manchester, UK (Headline Big Top, 9.30pm - 11.00pm)
12th - Wildlife, Brighton, UK (Main Stage, 6.35pm - 7.35pm)
    24th - Glastonbury, UK (Other Stage, 9pm - 10pm)

     Babymetal Announce Tokyo Dome Concerts.

    Baby Metal.Monday 6th June 2016
    BABYMETAL, slated to perform their first ever TOKYO DOME concert on Monday September 19th, have today announced that they will be adding another performance the next day on the 20th, to perform 2 DAYS at TOKYO DOME. The two day event will be known as “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016 LEGEND - METAL RESISTANCE - RED NIGHT & BLACK NIGHT”. The attendance over the two days is likely to be 110,000 people, marking the largest number in the history of BABYMETAL’s head line shows.

    BABYMETAL is now touring in Europe on their third World Tour “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016”, including an appearance on the main stage at DOWNLOAD festival on Friday 10th June.

    Their new album “METAL RESISTANCE”, released simultaneously worldwide on April 1, 2016, ranked No.15 on the UK official chart, the highest rank in the history of Japanese artists, as well as charting in the Top 40s on the US Billboard chart, being the first Japanese artist in 53 years to have made the charts since Kyu Sakamoto.

    Since the announcement of the their concert at TOKYO DOME marking the end of their third World Tour, pre sales took off with overwhelming response from fans, hence the decision to add a second date.

    Marking the end of their third World Tour, TOKYO DOME 2 DAYS headline show serves as a sequel to the 2 DAYS show at the Nippon Budokan “RED NIGHT” & “BLACK NIGHT” in 2014.

    Tickets for the additional performance will be available for pre sale starting August 27th.

     Twin Atlantic Announce New Studio album 'GLA'.

    Twin Atlantic.Friday 3rd June 2016
    "This is where we come from. It's laced in our blood not to mention our art and vision. It's bold. It's in our voice. It's time to embrace it and not work around it. This album is our reflection of what it's like to come from a city at the forefront of multiculturalism, both forward thinking and with a real sense of community, but also with a dark and rough history. We have
    changed our approach to writing and recording; we turned the idea of a rock band upside down, conforming only to this one idea - to take back rock and roll. To give people something real again. You can't get more real than Glasgow. Infamous for rivalry and danger. Passion and fear. Diversity and depth. Love and warmth. Small spaces and one climate. We have finally made the album we wanted to make." (Sam McTrusty)
    The songs of 'GLA' – from riff, to lyric, to guitarist Barry McKenna's searing lead lines – are possessed of powerful complexity and nuance. The perfect polished pop songs have been ditched, replaced by tracks that are just as compelling, but also possessing new depth and sophistication, while never shedding that primal Twin Atlantic kick fuelled by bass player Ross McNae and drummer Craig Kneale. And they are personal and from-the-heart in a way the group have never before delivered.
    'GLA' was written in Glasgow, and the band repaired to Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles to record the album, working with Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club) who had previously produced some tracks for previous Top 10 album 'Great Divide' (2014). Under his direction, they eschewed old school recording techniques, taping their parts separately. This change in their recording process marked the grander ambitions of the new songs, while their dream mixer Alan Moulder (best known for his unforgettable work with Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Foo Fighters and My Bloody Valentine) came aboard to give the album the essential finishing touch.
    1. Gold Elephant:Cherry Alligator
    2. No Sleep
    3. You Are The Devil
    4. Overthinking
    5. Ex El
    6. Vahalla
    7. I Am Alive
    8. Whispers
    9. A Scar To Hide
    10. Missing Link
    11. The Chaser
    12. Mothertongue
    Live dates below (headline fan shows in bold):
    10th June Download Festival, UK
    11th June Download Festival, Paris, France
    12th June  of Wight - Isle of Wight Festival
    17th June Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
    19th June Northside Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
    24the June Southside Festival, Neuhausen Ob Ek, Germany
    25the June Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany
    27th June Le Pop Up du Label, Pars, France
    28the June Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    30the June Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
    1st July Open'er Festival, Gdynia, Poland
    8th July 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham, UK
    9th July Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
    10th July Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
    12th July Scala, London, UK
    14th July Victoria Hall, Selkirk, UK
    15th July La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, UK
    18th August Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belguim             
    **Pre-order the album for a chance to book tour tickets early

     Beartooth 'Agressive' Out Now.

    Beartooh.Friday 3rd June 2016
    Columbus, OH hardcore band Beartooth released their new album Aggressive today via Red Bull Records. Frontman Caleb Shomo wrote, performed and produced the album's 12 tracks, which have much in common with stomping metalcore as old-school punk, combining circle pit-inducing bangers with soaring choruses and bridging raw authentic intensity with accessibility.

    Visit www.beartoothband.com to listen, get more info and watch the video for the album's title track.

    In the two short years since their debut was cooked up in Shomo's basement, Beartooth has catapulted into heavy music's stratosphere. They have collected over 12 million views on YouTube, trekked around the globe sharing the stage with Slipknot, Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon and Sleeping With Sirens and playing festivals like Reading & Leeds, Download and The Vans Warped Tour. They've earned multiple Alternative Press and Kerrang! award nominations, gotten airplay on BBC Radio 1 and SiriusXM Octane and been named a "New Artist You Need To Know" by Rolling Stone

    Beartooth is headlining sold out album release shows in LA and NYC before traveling to the UK and Europe for a summer tour that includes main stage slots on Download Festival. They will also be performing at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards (US) on July 18 where they are nominated for three awards, and they are nominated for a Metal Hammer (UK) Award for Best Breakthrough Band.

     A Day To Remember To Release New Album 'Bad Vibrations'.

    A Day To Remember.Thursday 2nd June 2016
    A DAY TO REMEMBER has announced an August 19th release for much-anticipated new album BAD VIBRATIONS.

    The "Bad Vibrations" song/video follows the release of lead single/video "Paranoia," which premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio Show and has also been titled the prestigious 'Rockest Record' on BBC Radio1. The single has gone on to amass more than 4.4 million Spotify streams and 3.6 million YouTube views – click HERE to watch. Fans can get "Bad Vibrations" and "Paranoia" as instant downloads by clicking smarturl.it/badvibrations to pre-order BAD VIBRATIONS on iTunes. Pre-order bundles are also available on the band's official site or at smarturl.it/adtr-preorder.

    A Day To Remember (vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Kevin Skaff and Neil Westfall, bassist Joshua Woodard and drummer Alex Shelnutt) recorded BAD VIBRATIONS with producers Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore (Rise Against, NOFX). Released on the band's own ADTR Records and distributed by Epitaph, the album was mixed by Grammy winner Andy Wallace (Foo Fighters, Slayer) and is the follow-up to 2013's Common Courtesy.

    "We completely changed the way we wrote, recorded and mixed this album," says McKinnon. "It was one of the most unique recording experiences we've ever had. We rented a cabin in the mountains 30 minutes outside of town and just wrote together in a room, which was the polar opposite of the last three albums we've made. And working with Bill was an awesome experience. He was a bit hard to read at first, so I think we subconsciously pushed ourselves harder to try to impress him. As a result, we gave this album everything we had."

    Next week, the quintet, hailed by Alternative Press as "the best live band of 2015," will be performing live in London as part of the BBC Radio 1 Rock All Dayer.  The band will also headline the live performances at this years Kerrang! Awards on June 9th at The Troxy in London and on  July 18th, they'll headline the 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Awards fueled by Monster Energy at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH.  This Summer they will hit the road with Blink-182 for a tour of arenas and sheds set to kick off July 21 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA.

    Over the course of the past several years, each of A Day To Remember's releases have hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock, Indie and/or Alternative Charts, they've sold more than a million units, racked up over 400 million Spotify streams and 500 million YouTube views, garnered two gold-selling albums and singles (and one silver album in the UK) and sold out entire continental tours, amassing a global fan base whose members number in the millions. All of which explains why Rolling Stone called them "An Artist You Need To Know."

    Don't miss your chance to catch A DAY TO REMEMBER live – dates are as follows:
    6/9  @ Kerrang Awards! - Troxy, London UK
    6/24 @ Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello, QC
    7/18 @ Journeys Alternative Press Awards – Columbus, OH


    7/21 @ Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA
    7/22 @ Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA (SOLD OUT)
    7/23 @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV (SOLD OUT)
    7/26 @ Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
    7/28 @ Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK
    7/29 @ Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
    7/30 @ AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
    7/31 @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
    8/2 @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
    8/3 @ Bon Secours Arena – Greenville, SC
    8/5 @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
    8/6 @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
    8/8 @ Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN (SOLD OUT)
    8/9 @ Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH
    8/10 @ Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
    8/12 @ BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
    8/13 @ Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY (SOLD OUT)
    8/14 @ PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ (SOLD OUT)
    8/16 @ Veterans United Home Loans Amp – Virginia Beach, VA
    8/19 @ Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
    8/21 @ Molson Canadian Amp – Toronto, ON (SOLD OUT)
    8/23 @ Lakeview Amp – Syracuse, NY
    8/24 @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Ctr – Darien Center, NY
    8/25 @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
    8/27 @ Hershey Park Pavilion – Hershey, PA
    8/28 @ First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
    8/30 @ DTE Energy Music Theater – Clarkston, MI (SOLD OUT)
    9/2 @ Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
    9/3 @ Darling's Waterfront Pavilion – Bangor, ME
    9/4 @ Saratoga Performing Arts Ctr – Saratoga, NY
    9/8 @ Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
    9/9 @ Hollywood Casino Amp – Tinley Park, IL
    9/10 @ Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN
    9/11 @ Hollywood Casino Amp – St. Louis, MO
    9/13 @ Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
    9/15 @ Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
    9/16 @ Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA
    9/17 @ Key Arena – Seattle, WA
    9/18 @ Abbotsford Centre – Vancouver, BC
    9/20 @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater – Portland, OR
    9/22 @USANA Amp – Salt Lake City, UT
    9/24 @ Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
    9/25 @ Isleta Amp – Albuquerque, NM
    9/28 @ Shoreline Amp – San Francisco, CA
    9/29 @ Irvine Meadows Amp – Irvine, CA
    10/1 @ The Forum – Los Angeles, CA

     Happy Accidents Reveal New Video For 'Running'.

    Happy Accidents.Thursday 2nd June 2016
    London indie-punk trio Happy Accidents have revealed a brand new single and music video for 'Running' ahead of the release of their debut album 'You Might Be Right', which will be available via Alcopop! Records on 1st July. Rich from the band says "Running is our token existential crisis song. It stemmed from my brief stint with meditation and is about whether knowing that you're a puny mortal human is terrifying or comforting. For the video, we did what we do best, which is obviously play with kites and scooters. As I'm sure is evident when you watch it, we shot it ourselves and it was dead good fun!"

    The pre-order for the album is also now live and special bundles include an illustrated zine companion piece put together by the band. Happy Accidents will be heading off on tour following the album release with a string of headline shows and festival appearances plotted. See below for full dates.

    Drawing influence from The Thermals, The Pixies, as well as their peers in the UK's thriving DIY scene, Happy Accidents craft the kind of earworms that will be rattling round your head for months to come. While adept at sugar-coated choruses and 'four to the floor' disco drums, the disparity between the music and the lyrics showcases the great dichotomy of Happy Accidents. The album deals with matters such as social anxiety and societal pressures, with first single 'Leaving Parties Early' raising questions of identity within the context of attending parties where you don't quite know if you fit in. This contrast runs throughout the record, with the band pairing introspective lyrics with the biggest hooks they can muster.

    Formed by brothers Rich and Neil Mandell and Phoebe Cross back in 2014, the band fuse their deep-seated love of 90s punk and indie, whilst still managing to sound as fresh as any of their contemporaries. Quickly making a name for themselves within DIY punk circles, they've shared stages with the likes of The Front Bottoms, Martha, Muncie Girls, and countless others.


    8th - Cheltenham - 2000 Trees Festival
    15th - London - Urban Bar
    17th - Oxfordshire - Truck Festival
    25th - Edinburgh - Banshee Labyrinth
    26th - Glasgow - The Glad Cafe
    27th - Manchester - The Star and Garter
    28th - Cardiff - Gwdihw
    29th - Bristol - Roll for the Soul
    30th - Brighton - The Royal Pavillion Tavern Pub

    11th - Cheltenham - Frog and Fiddle
    12th - Nottingham - JT Soar
    13th - Leeds - Scene Better Days Fest

    1. But You're Probably Wrong
    2. Leaving Parties Early
    3. Feel The Same (Unfavourably)
    4. Chameleon
    5. Quiet
    6. Spinning
    7. Facts And Figures
    8. Running
    9. I Can't Wait To Get The Hell Away From You
    10. Coexist
    11. Sorry I'm Late

     Tax The Heat Announce Tour Dates.

    Tax The Heat.Thursday 2nd June 2016
    Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, "Fed To Lions", Tax The Heat are pleased to announce further UK live dates through 2016. These will include headline shows, festivals, special guests to Ash and, just announced as guests to Terrorvision in November. Full dates as follows (just announced dates in red).

    Friday 15th July 2016       Big Red, London HEADLINE (support tbc) FREE ADMISSION
    Sunday 17th July 2016     Truck Festival www.truckfestival.com
    Friday 22nd July 2016      Livewire Youth Music, Plymouth HEADLINE w/local support
    Saturday 23rd July 2016   Steelhouse Festival www.steelhousefestival.com
    Sunday 24th July 2016     Ramblin Man Fair Festival www.ramblinmanfair.com 
    Monday 25th July 2016     Music Rooms, Chester (special guests to Ash)
    Tuesday 26th July 2016    Fibbers, York (special guests to Ash)
    Thursday 28th July 2016   Moles, Bath HEADLINE w/local support
    Friday 29th July 2016       Sugarmill, Stoke (special guests to Ash)
    Saturday 30th July 2016   Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton HEADLINE w/local support
    Tuesday 22nd November 2016     Garage, Glasgow (guests to Terrovision)
    Friday 25th November 2016         o2 Ritz, Manchester (guests to Terrovision)
    Saturday 26th November 2016     Engine Rooms, Southampton (guests to Terrovision)
    Sunday 27th November 2016       Koko, London (guests to Terrovision)
    Monday 28th November 2016      Waterfront, Norwich (guests to Terrovision)
    Tuesday 29th November 2016     Tramshed, Cardiff (guests to Terrovision)

    Terrorvision tickets are available through www.seetickets.com

    Tickets for the headline shows are available here
    Plymouth – http://www.seetickets.com/event/tax-the-heat-local-support-tbc/livewire-youth-music/982827
    Bath – http://www.seetickets.com/event/tax-the-heat/moles-club/982980
    Wolverhampton - https://www.theticketfactory.com/default/online/tickets/tickets/concerts/Tax-The-Heat/

     Augustines To Release New Album.

    Augustines.Thursday 2nd June 2016
    Augustines return with the release of their new album, This Is Your Life, via Caroline International, on 10th June.  The group, fresh from their own sold out Electric Ballroom and Manchester shows, and dates with Noel Gallagher in Europe, will play selected UK festivals (including Dot to Dot (headliners), T In The Park and Latitude) and headline dates over the summer, later returning for a tour that includes their biggest headline show to date, at London's Brixton Academy on 18th October.

    Listen to the new single from the album, When Things Fall Apart, (also released on 10th June) on Spotify and at Vevo.

    Recorded in New York and Los Angeles with Joe Chiccarelli and long-time associate Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Frightened Rabbit), This Is Your Life is Augustines' third LP. It follows 2014's eponymous second album, the release of which was supported with expansive touring that culminated in a sold out headline date at London's legendary Roundhouse (cap. 3300), a show that was filmed for use in an upcoming documentary about the band.

    Augustines' lead singer Billy McCarthy has also recently completed a solo European tour, Journals, Maps, Stories and Songs, a mixture of (as the title suggests) autobiographical stories and songs from this charismatic and captivating frontman that was rightly hailed "a jaw-dropping, knockabout oddyssey" [The Independent *****"].
    Upcoming Augustines Live dates are as follows:
    Tues     21st      JUNE   READING, Sub 89
    Weds   22nd    JUNE   LEAMINGTON SPA, Zephyr Lounge
    Thurs   23rd    JUNE   CARDIFF, Globe
    Thurs   7th       JULY    200 TREES Festival
    Fri        8th       JULY    T IN THE PARK Festival
    Mon     11th     JULY    STOKE, Sugarmill
    Tues     12th     JULY    HULL, Welly
    Weds   13th     JULY    YORK, Fibbers
    Fri        15th     JULY    LATITUDE FESTIVAL

    Sun      16th     OCT     BRIGHTON, Concorde 2
    Tues    18th    OCT     LONDON, 02 ACADEMY BRIXTON
    Thurs   20th     OCT     BIRMINGHAM, The Rainbow Warehouse
    Fri        21st      OCT     SHEFFIELD, The Plug
    Sun      23rd    OCT     LEEDS, University Stylus
    Mon     24th     OCT     NEWCASTLE, University
    Fri        28th     OCT     BELFAST, Empire
    Mon     31st     OCT     LIVERPOOL, 02 Academy

    This Is Your Life Tracklisting:
    1- Are We Alive; 2- When Things Fall Apart; 3- The Forgotten Way; 4- Running In Place;
    5- May You Keep Well; 6- Landmine; 7- Hold Me Loneliness; 8- No Need To Explain;
    9- This Is Your Life; 10- Days Roll By

    Find Music and Tickets at: iTunes; Augustines Store; Live Tickets Page; Spotify

     Mooseblood To Releae 'Blush' Album.

    Mooseblood.Thursday 2nd June 2016
    Fresh from their stand out performances at this years Slam Dunk Festival, Canterbury based rock band, Moose Blood, have premiered their new track "Knuckles" on BBC Radio 1 with Annie Mac.  You can check out the song now on the Hopeless Records YouTube page.  The band will release their sublime upcoming album Blush, worldwide on August 5th 2016 via Hopeless Records. It is now available for physical and digital pre-order at the following links:

    Official Store: http://www.mooseblooduk.com/blush   
    iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MBBlush

    "Knuckles" is now available for purchase and will also be an instant grat track when the album is pre-ordered through iTunes. An official music video for the song will be released next week.

    The band previously released the song and music video for their first single "Honey", which was met to critic and fan acclaim. The song was featured as one of Billboard's New Music Friday - Spotify Editors Picks as well as highlighted in a Glamour Magazine playlist. Check out the amazing video for "Honey" here.

    Formed in August of 2012, Moose Blood - comprised of Eddy Brewerton (Vox/Guitars), Mark Osborne (guitars), Glenn Harvey (Drums) and Kyle Todd (Bass) hail from Canterbury, Kent. Blush is the band's follow up to their highly successful debut album I'll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time, which was met with high praise from fans and critics alike.  The album charted #45 on the US Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.

    Moose Blood, who are nominated in the Best Track (for Honey) at the Kerrang! Awards and Best Underground Band category at the Alternative Press Awards, conducted the biggest sing-a-longs ever to crowds across the UK on a SOLD OUT tour earlier this year.  We are excited to announce further tour dates in support of Blush around the UK in October.  London has already sold out so be quick with getting those tickets!

    Dates are as follows:

    3rd   Birmingham, O2 Institute
    4th   Glasgow, Garage
    5th   Sheffield, O2 Academy 2
    6th   Cardiff, Y Plas
    7th   London, Koko SOLD OUT
    8th   Manchester, Academy 2

    Get your tickets here:  http://www.mooseblooduk.com

    You can also catch the band at the following shows and festivals this summer.  


    7th    Worcester, Marrs Bar - NEW SHOW!
    8th    Cheltenham, 2000 Trees
    9th     Bridgend, Hobos - NEW SHOW!
    15th   Steventon, Truck Festival
    28th   Bournemouth, The Winchester - NEW SHOW!
    29th   Leicester, The Cookie - NEW SHOW!
    30th   Matlock,  Y Not Festival


    8th    Isle Of Wight, Bestival
    10th  Petersfield, Butserfest

     Lacuna Coil Announce 'Delirium' UK And Europe Tour.

    Lacuna Coil.Thursday 2nd June 2016
    After last week's release of Lacuna Coil's highly anticipated album 'Delirium', the band have just announced they will be embarking on a full European headline tour this Autumn. Tickets will go on sale June 3rd.

    LACUNA COIL live:

    European headline tour
    21.10.16 (B) Vosselaar - Biebob
    22.10.16 (NL) Tilburg - 013
    24.10.16 (DE) Cologne - Underground 
    25.10.16 (DE) Berlin - White Trash Ballroom
    26.10.16 (DE) Hamburg - Logo
    28.10.16 (DK) Copenhagen - Vega (Small Hall) 
    29.10.16 (SE) Malmo - KB
    30.10.16 (NO) Oslo - John Dee 
    31.10.16 (SE) Stockholm - Nalen
    02.11.16 (DE) Essen - Zeche Carl
    03.11.16 (DE) Munich - Strom 
    04.11.16 (CZ) Prague - Rock Café 
    07.11.16 (CH) Pratteln - Konzertfabrik Z7
    10.11.16 (UK) Bristol - Marble Factory 
    11.11.16 (UK) London - Koko
    13.11.16 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Institute2 
    14.11.16 (UK) Newcastle - Riverside 
    15.11.16 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
    16.11.16 (UK) Manchester - Academy 2
    18.11.16 (UK) Southampton - 1865

    22.11.16 (ES) Madrid - But 
    23.11.16 (ES) Granada - El Tren
    24.11.16 (ES) Barcelona - Razzmatazz
    26.11.16 (IT) Pordenone - Il Deposito
    27.11.16 (IT) Rome - Orion
    28.11.16 (IT) Milan - Live Club
    29.11.16 (IT) Bologna - Zona Roveri
    02.12.16 (TR) Istanbul - KucukCiftlik Park
    03.12.16 (TR) Izmir - Container Hall
    04.12.16 (TR) Ankara - Jolly Joker Ankara

    24.06.16 (IT) Parabiago (MI) - Rugby Sound Festival
    01.07.16 (IT) Piazzola Sul Brenta (PD) - Postepay Sound
    09.07.16 (F) Les Remparts De Longwy - Rock’n’Roll Train Festival
    22.07.16 (IT) Vinci (FI) - Festa Dell’Unicorno
    29.07.2016 (IT) Rapallo (GE) - Beer "Art" Rock Summer Festival
    05.08.2016 (IT) San Benedetto del Tronto (AP) - Maremoto Festival (free entry)
    13.08.16 (AT) Graz - Metal On The Hill Festival
    08.-09.16 (J) Tokyo - Loudpark Festival

     Ricky Warwick Announces UK Tour.

    Ricky Warwick.Thursday 2nd June 2016
    Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty) and his band The Fighting Hearts featuring Robbie Crane on Bass (Black Star Riders), Guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (The Mission, Peter Murphy) and Drummer Gary Sullivan are back on the road for a UK Tour in November & December!

    After a fantastic debut tour in early 2016 opening for the legendary Stiff Little Fingers, Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts are delighted to announce their first ever headline tour.

    The dates are in support of Ricky's two solo albums released in February on Nuclear Blast Entertainment entitled "When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)" and "Hearts on Trees". 

    Ricky Warwick commented "We can't wait to get back out there and play a full length set and I am delighted that my old friends Vice Squad will be special guests, I've been a fan of Beki and the boys since their debut album No Cause For Concern. It's gonna be a helluva of an evening"

    Tour dates as follows:
    11/11/16  Pwllheli – Hard Rock Hell*
    12/11/16  Birmingham – O2 Academy3
    13/11/16  Sheffield – O2 Academy2
    15/11/16  Leicester – O2 Academy2
    16/11/16  Edinburgh – Bannermans
    17/11/16  Newcastle – Riverside
    18/11/16  Chester – Live Rooms
    19/11/16  Grimsby – Yardbirds
    20/11/16  Norwich, Waterfront Studio
    22/11/16  London – O2 Academy Islington
    23/11/16  Oxford – O2 Academy2
    4/12/16 – Trecco Bay – Planet Rockstock*

    *Vice Squad not on these dates

    Tickets on sale Monday June 6th 2016 from ticketweb.co.uk and all usual outlets.

     Crown The Empire To Release New Album.

    Crown The Empire.Thursday 2nd June 2016
    Dallas rock quintet Crown The Empire has announced plans to release their highly-anticipated, 3rd studio album, Retrograde, on July 22nd via Rise Records. The record is available now for pre-order at iTunes and cte.merchnow.com

    Over the last half-decade, Crown the Empire has become a powerful force in the hard-rock arena with their unique style of heavy, yet accessible music. With Retrograde, the band continues their evolution of personal and musical growth for one of their best releases to date.

    "This album has been an accumulation of ideas, lessons and observations about who we are as a band and how we see the world. It's taken 5 years for us to grow and really nail down a sound that doesn't fit the status quo of what people are expecting from us. We've reinvented ourselves and we hope you enjoy the ride." - Andy Leo (Vocals)
    Fans can catch Crown The Empire on the Vans Warped Tour all summer long. Additional information and new music will be revealed in the coming month. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/Crowntheempire for updates.
    Retrograde Track List:
    01 SK-68
    02 Are You Coming With Me?
    03 Zero
    04 Aftermath
    05 Hologram
    06 The Fear Is Real
    07 Lucky Us
    08 Weight of the World
    09 Signs of Life
    10 Oxygen
    11 Kaleidoscope
    12 For Days
    13 Mercury

    Crown The Empire Tour Dates:
    June 24 - Dallas, TX - Warped Tour @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
    June 25 - San Antonio, TX - Warped Tour @ AT&T Center
    June 26 - Houston, TX - Warped Tour @ NRG Park-Main Street Lot
    June 27 - New Orleans, LA - Warped Tour @ Mardi Gras World
    June 29 - Nashville, TN - Warped Tour @ The Fairgrounds Nashville
    June 30 - Atlanta, GA - Warped Tour @ Lakewood Amphitheater
    July 1 - St. Petersburg, FL - Warped Tour @ Vinoy Park
    July 2 - Orlando, FL - Warped Tour @ Tinker Field
    July 3 - West Palm Beach, FL - Warped Tour @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
    July 5 - Charlotte, NC - Warped Tour @ PNC Music Pavilion
    July 6 - Virginia Beach, VA - Warped Tour @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
    July 7 - Syracuse, NY - Warped Tour @ Lakeview Amphitheater
    July 8 - Camden, NJ - Warped Tour @ BB&T Pavilion
    July 9 - Wantagh, NY - Warped Tour @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
    July 10 - Hartford, CT - Warped Tour @ The Xfinity Theatre
    July 11 - Scranton, PA - Warped Tour @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
    July 13 - Mansfield, MA - Warped Tour @ Xfinity Center
    July 14 - Darien Center, NY - Warped Tour @ Darien Lake PAC
    July 15 - Burgettstown, PA - Warped Tour @ First Niagara Pavilion
    July 16 - Columbia, MD - Warped Tour @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
    July 17 - Holmdel, NJ - Warped Tour @ PNC Bank Arts Center
    July 19 - Noblesville, IN - Warped Tour @ Klipsch Music Center
    July 20 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Warped Tour @ Blossom Music Center
    July 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Warped Tour @ Riverbend Music Center
    July 22 - Auburn Hills, MI - Warped Tour @ The Palace of Auburn HIlls
    July 23 - Tinley Park, IL - Warped Tour @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
    July 24 - Shakopee, MN - Warped Tour @ Canterbury Park
    July 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Warped Tour @ Marcus Amphitheatre
    July 27 - Maryland Heights, MO - Warped Tour @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    July 28 - Bonner Springs, KS - Warped Tour @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
    July 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Warped Tour @ Utah State Fairpark
    July 31 - Denver, CO - Warped Tour @ Pepsi Center Arena Lot
    Aug 1 - Albuquerque, NM - Warped Tour @ Balloon Fiesta Park
    Aug 2 - Scottsdale, AZ - Warped Tour @ Salt River Fields
    Aug 5 - San Diego, CA - Warped Tour @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
    Aug 6 - Mountain View, CA - Warped Tour @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
    Aug 7 - Pomona, CA - Warped Tour @ Pomona Fairplex
    Aug 9 - Las Vegas, NV - Warped Tour @ Hark Rock Hotel & Casino
    Aug 11 - Nampa, ID - Warped Tour @ Ford Idaho Center
    Aug 12 - Auburn, WA - Warped Tour @ White River Amphitheater
    Aug 13 - Portland, OR - Warped Tour @ Portland Expo Center

     Duff McKagen To Release DVD.

    Duff McKagen.Thursday 2nd June 2016
    Entertainment One UK release ‘It’s So Easy (And Other Lies)’ on DVD on 20th June 2016. Duff McKagan, renowned bassist and songwriter from Guns ‘N’ Roses & Velvet Revolver, stars in a documentary feature film based on his New York Times Best Selling Autobiography of the same name.
    The film is a glimpse into the life of the musician who became a rock superstar and all the highs and lows that come with that mantle. Poignant and entertaining, he details both the fast and furious rockstar life he led and the addictions to drugs and alcohol that nearly killed him. Yet unlike other cursory tales of rock ‘n’ roll excess, the story of Michael ‘Duff’ McKagan has a different ending; he may have gone to the brink, but it is his sober reincarnation that shows the mark of this man.

    Duff describes his meteoric rise to fame from being a young punk in Seattle to the mean streets of L.A. where he met the bandmates that together would write some of the world’s greatest rock songs. Describing meeting Slash for the first time, he says:

    “ I assumed, because his name was Slash, he was probably a punk rock guy. I walked in, looked at the first booth on the left, and saw all this f**king hair! …he started playing guitar. I was like, "What is up with this guy?”

    He founded the Grammy Award winning supergroup Velvet Revolver with G’N’R bandmates Slash and Matt Sorum and along the way he also became a best selling author with ‘It’s So Easy (And Other Lies)’ and later, ‘How To be A Man’, a book born out of the advice columns he had started to write for Seattle Weekly, ESPN and Playboy.com

    With all the excitement surrounding the reforming of Guns ‘N’ Roses, ‘It’s So Easy (And Other Lies)’ is a timely reminder of the impact that Duff McKagan and Guns ‘n’ Roses has had on music worldwide. But the heart of this compelling story is that for all the mayhem, he not only survived, but thrived.

    He traversed the edge and is the rare combination of both rock star and renaissance man. Like the intro baseline he wrote for the classic Guns ‘n’ Roses song ‘It’s So Easy’, Duff’s story is a swaggering rock ‘n’ roll-no-holds-barred tale that ultimately reminds us that it is the choices that we make that shapes our dreams into reality. 

     Meshuggah Announce Winter Tour.

    Meshuggah.Thursday 2nd June 2016
    The ninth wonder of the unnatural world, extreme tech-metal messiah's MESHUGGAH have just announced a UK & IRISH leg of their winter tour.
    Following the cries of British and Irish metal fans all over the island, MESHUGGAH have announced a lengthy January tour on these shores.
    This comes after the previous news that the Swedish tech-metal pioneers will play all over Europe later this year following the imminent release of their anticipated as-yet-untitled new album (expected Autumn 2016.)

    Tickets for the UK & Irish dates go on sale this Friday 3rd June.

    Full dates as follows:
    12th January - Bristol (UK) O2 Academy
    13th January - Birmingham (UK) O2 Institute
    14th January - Nottingham (UK) Rock City
    15th January - Glasgow (UK) O2 ABC
    17th January - Belfast (UK) Limelight
    18th January - Dublin (IRL) The Academy
    19th January - Manchester (UK) O2 Ritz
    20th January - London (UK) O2 Forum

    Previously Announced European Dates On Sale NOW:
    22nd November - Berlin (DE) Astra
    23rd November - Amsterdam (NL) Melkweg Max
    24th November - Tilburg (NL) 013
    25th November - Antwerp (BE) - Trix
    26th November - Stuttgart (DE) LKA Longhorn
    27th November - Lyon (FR) Le Transbordeur
    29th November - Madrid (ES) La Riviera
    30th November - Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 1
    1st December - Montpellier (FR) Rokstore
    2nd December - Bologna (IT) Estragon
    3rd December - Milan (IT) Alcatraz
    5th December - Pratteln (CH) Z7
    6th December - Paris (FR) Le Bataclan
    7th December - Cologne (DE) Essigfabrik
    8th December - Hamburg (DE) Markthalle

     The Lounge Kittens Announce Debut Album And UK Headline Tour.

    Lounge Kittens.Tuesday 31st May 2016
    The internet’s favourite cover girls, The Lounge Kittens, have revealed the artwork for debut album ‘Sequins & C-Bombs’ to be released on 16 September 2016, but despite showing more skin than photographer Paul Harries bargained for, they’re keeping further details of what’s on the album completely under wraps.

    “We can’t tell you what songs are on there yet” says Pink Kitten, Zan “but we can tell you that yes, it’s all covers and yes, there’s loads of new stuff and several curveballs we’re particularly excited about.”

    After shooting the steamy cover photos (in a freezing cold studio) there was much deliberation as to just how sexy the album cover image should be “'We are girls. We are silly girls that make silly faces. We can occasionally look pretty. We give you 'pretty girl, silly face'.” Jen, the Red one, tells us. “The album cover is the first thing that people see, before you even hear the music; it represents what the album means and who the band or artist ARE. Paul took loads of beautiful shots of us but we decided out and out 'sexy' just doesn’t suit us. We want people to know that picking up that album is going to result in unprecedented levels of fun.”

    “To be honest, we were more excited about getting the Parental Advisory label on there. That was the moment it felt like a PROPER album” Zan assures us “You can keep your glamour, we just want people to know it’s got swears.”

    As they set off for a summer filled with festival appearances, as well as a stint at the Edinburgh Fringe performing their sarcastic, self-deprecating show ‘Everybody Hates The Lounge Kittens’ which sees them navigate through the minefield of cyberspace, the saucy songstresses are clearly ecstatic to be getting out and about for the rest of the year. “It feels like we’ve been stuck in the studio FORVER. It was totally worth it, but we can’t wait to get back out and make some people laugh” bounces Jen

    Whether they’re touring the world’s biggest arenas with heavy metallers, poncing about at festivals or hanging out in the back room of their local pub, The Lounge Kittens’ only mission is to make you snort-laugh till you’re sick. Something they hope to do a lot more of when they hit the road in October. “It's been over a year since we were fully on tour and this is our biggest, most widespread headline tour yet” says Blue Kitten, Timia. “We all really took to life on the road; it's a state of being that we've REALLY missed - personally I can't wait to reignite all our lovely co-dependency issues that we develop from living in each other’s pockets. We'll all be communicating telepathically and talking exclusively in in-jokes by the end of it...we'll be even more intolerable than usual. Can't wait.”

    Pre-order the album now via their hugely successful PledgeMusic campaign www.pledgemusic.com/projects/tlk-sequins-and-cbombs

    Buy tickets to see the girls on tour www.myticket.co.uk at the following shows:

    Tue 11 Oct 2016        Southampton Talking Heads
    Wed 12 Oct 2016       Guildford Boileroom
    Thu 13 Oct 2016        Manchester Deaf Institute
    Fri 14 Oct 2016          Leeds Key Club
    Sat 15 Oct 2016         Nottingham Rock City Basement
    Wed 19 Oct 2016       Cardiff The Globe
    Thu 20 Oct 2016        Bristol Exchange
    Fri 21 Oct 2016          Birmingham  Sunflower Lounge
    Sat 22 Oct 2016         Newcastle Think Tank
    Sun 23 Oct 2016        Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms
    Wed 26 Oct 2016       Brighton Prince Albert
    Thu 27 Oct 2016        London 100 Club
    Buy tickets for ‘Everybody Hates the Lounge Kittens’ at Edinburgh Fringe https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/everybody-hates-the-lounge-kittens

     The Mission Announce Tour Dates.

    The Mission.Tuesday 31st May 2016
    The Mission are hitting their thirtieth birthday in style with a brand new album and an extensive tour. Back in 1986 the band were coming off a run of #1 independent singles, signing to major label Phonogram (now part of Universal Music) and going on to sell several million albums through the 90s before taking a break in 1997. The band reconvened in 2001 to begin a similarly successful career back in the independent world, releasing #1 albums in Germany and several European territories, touring the world and expanding their incredibly loyal fan-base from S. America to Asia.

    That fan-base is what now brings The Mission into PledgeMusic and the new 30th Anniversary album is available to pre-order at Pledge, alongside special offers including deluxe 2 x CD + DVD and vinyl editions, handwritten lyric sheets, anniversary merchandise, VIP touring experiences and even a very special visit to the band's rehearsal studio. All of this and more can be found on The Mission's PledgeMusic campaign page http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-mission 
    Speaking of the new campaign The Mission's Wayne Hussey says;

    "I never dreamt all those years ago as we first set foot on stage at the tiny Alice In Wonderland club in London that we would be celebrating our 30th birthday with a brand new album produced by Tim Palmer and extensive world tour. I am really happy with the new songs and I feel that our audience are going to really love this record".

    To celebrate their 30th  Anniversary The Mission set out on their most extensive and ambitious tour since they reformed in 2011. The tour starts in Dublin on October 1st and includes the Whitby Goth Weekend on November 5th.  

    The Mission UK and Ireland Tour dates 
    Sat       1st         Dublin  O2 Academy 
    Sun      2nd         Belfast Limelight 
    Mon     3rd         Glasgow           O2 ABC
    Wed     5th         Manchester O2 Ritz
    Thu      6th         Nottingham      Rock City 
    Fri        7th         Bristol  O2 Academy 
    Sat       8th         London            O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
    Thu       3rd                Leeds  O2 Academy                                                       
    Fri        4th         London            O2 Forum Kentish Town         
    Sat       5th         Whitby  Goth Weekend 
    Sun      6          Birmingham O2 Institute                                  

    Tickets are now available from http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/search/?keyword=The+Mission

     The Wonder Years Announce Four UK Headline Shows.

    The Wonder Years.Tuesday 31st May 2016
    Philadephia's The Wonder Years have announced a clutch of four special UK shows in July, which will see them play intimate venues across the country in London, Swansea, Leeds and Glasgow. Tickets are on sale now. Further details below.
    Vocalist Dan "Soupy" Campbell says – "We know it's been too long since we've really headlined and we're sorry. Scheduling all of this is hard and with two of us getting married this year on top of all the touring we already had planned, fitting a UK run in has been a challenge, but we decided that isn't fair to you. So, we're making it happen. At the end of July, we'll be coming over for four very special, very intimate shows. We're playing in small rooms and playing long, ground-covering sets."
    This is a chance to see The Wonder Years up close and personal, following their stint supporting Enter Shikari earlier this year, which saw the band play to an 8,000-strong crowd at London's Alexandra Palace. Get ready for some ultimate sing-alongs at these special shows - band's first headline run on these shores since their most recent album, 'No Closer To Heaven', was released last year.
    Tour dates:
    Thu-Jul-28 London UK The Dome – Tickets
    Fri-Jul-29 Swansea UK Sin City – Tickets
    Sat-Jul-30 Leeds UK The Key Club – Tickets
    Sun-Jul-31 Glasgow UK Stereo – Tickets

     Saxon Announce October/November UK Tour.

    Saxon.Tuesday 31st May 2016
    NWOBHM icons Saxon have announced 10 dates for the UK leg of their upcoming Battering Ram World Tour. They will be joined by special guests Fastway and Girlschool for the much awaited shows, opening in Newcastle on 28th October.

    "Gonna be a great tour with Fastway and Girlschool” - said frontman Biff Byford. “I think this line up is unique, you don't wanna miss it.  Looking forward to battering some halls… Welcome to the metal church!”

    Battering Ram, Saxon’s 21st studio album, was released in October 2015 reaching the UK Top 50 and #12 in Germany. It was described by frontman Biff Byford as “a natural progression from Sacrifice” with “a bit less rock’n’roll and a bit more ‘heavy’ on it”. Following its release Saxon hit Europe with Motorhead for their 40th Anniversary tour, accompanied by Girlschool. Sadly, the tragic passing of Lemmy in December put an early end to the tour, and the UK leg planned to begin on January 16th was cancelled - bar a Saxon headlining show in Brighton.

    Joining Saxon and Girlschool on the new dates will be Fastway, the brainchild of ex-Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke with UFO bassist Pete Way.  The current line up features Fast Eddie Clarke with Toby Jepson on vocals, Steve Strange on drums and Mama’s Boys’ John McManus on bass.  More info on http://www.fastwayofficial.com

    Dates as follows:
    DATE                           CITY                           VENUE
    28th                             Newcastle                   O2 Academy
    29th                             Glasgow                      O2 ABC
    30th                             Belfast             Limelight

    1st                               Dublin                         Academy
    2nd                              Manchester                 O2 Ritz
    3rd                               Bristol                         O2 Academy
    5th                               London                        O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
    6th                               Wolverhampton          Wulfrun Hall
    8th                               Sheffield                      O2 Academy
    9th                               Nottingham                 Rock City

    Tickets go on sale on Friday 3rd June via myticket.co.uk and seetickets.com
    Saxon released their self-titled debut in 1979, followed by Wheels of Steel” the following year, which reached #5 in the UK charts and gave fans two classics in the title track and 747. They established themselves as one of the icons of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal throughout the 80s. Later the band tried to attack the US market taking a more melodic direction with release of Destiny” in 1988, before going back to their original sound with 1991’s Solid Balls of Rock” , reaffirming their influence on the European metal scene. They continued touring and recording enjoying renewed success and released their current album Battering Ram in 2015.   They also recently released a 9 Vinyl album box set Eagles and Dragons containing the bands nine studio albums recorded between 1991 and 2009.
    Saxon saw album sales topping 15 million worldwide including 8 UK Top 40 albums across their career. They are considered a seminal NWOBHM act and are known to have inspired the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, Motley Crue and plenty more.

     Of Mice And Men Announce October UK And Europe Tour.

    Of Mice And Men.Tuesday 31st May 2016
    OF MICE AND MEN are pleased to announce a headline tour in the UK & Europe this Autumn. The run follows after playing a stage headline slot at this years Slam Dunk Festival.
    Tour dates are as follows

    30th September O2 Academy Birmingham - Tickets
    1st October O2 Apollo Manchester - Tickets
    3rd October Rock City Nottingham - Tickets
    4th October O2 Academy Newcastle - Tickets
    5th October O2 Academy Glasgow - Tickets
    7th October O2 Forum London - Tickets
    9th October The Great Hall Cardiff - Tickets
    11th October Trabendo Paris - Tickets
    12th October Ronda Utrecht - Tickets
    13th October Live Music Hall Cologne - Tickets
    15th October Batschkapp Frankfurt - Tickets
    16th October Kesselhaus Munich - Tickets
    17th October LKA Longhorn LKA Longhorn - Tickets
    19th October Kofmehl Solothurn - Tickets
    20th October Arena Vienna - Tickets 
    21st October Taubchenthal Leipzig - Tickets
    23rd October Columbia Theater Berlin - Tickets
    24th October Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg - Tickets
    25th October Trix Antwerp - Tickets
    Tickets on sale Friday 3rd June 10am
    OF MICE & MEN recently released LIVE AT BRIXTON (Rise Records) double-disc set.
    The Brixton concert was Of Mice & Men's largest headline show to date – a blistering set in support of their RESTORING FORCE: FULL CIRCLE reissue, which has sold just south of a quarter-million copies in the U.S. alone.

    LIVE AT BRIXTON follows the release of "The Full Circle Story," the stunning 5-part documentary series currently streaming on the band's website(OM&M are launching a new site today at 12 noon pacific). Viewable to those who sign up for OF MICE & MEN's new fan club, The Ampersand, "The Full Circle Story" was shot over the course of the past few years, following the band as they traveled around the world performing sold-out shows for an international fanbase whose members number in the millions. Along the way, the quintet (vocalist Austin Carlile, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley and guitarist Phil Manansala) released Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts, shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age, blanketed rock radio airwaves, garnered critical acclaim and amassed over 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers on the strength of a visceral sound and live show.

     Sabaton Announce 2017 European Tour.

    Sabaton.Tuesday 31st May 2016
    Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have announced the first dates for their massive European tour 2017. THE LAST TOUR is the biggest tour of SABATON yet and scheduled to kick off January 7th at König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Very special guests are none other than heavy metal legends ACCEPT.

    Says SABATON's bass player Pär Sundström: "We have just finished our new album, which is titled THE LAST STAND and we know we have done a great album, which all fans of SABATON can appreciate for many years. If it is the best album of us, time will tell... But what we can tell for sure is that THE LAST TOUR will be the biggest and best tour of SABATON ever. It is the tour we have been looking forward to do for all these years!"

    Added ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann: "Accepting a tour with SABATON is the result of a very cool relationship we have with the band. It was a great pleasure to tour with them in USA and we followed their career with respect over the years. We have not seen a band who has such a clear vision where they want to go and it is rare that bands can translate their visions into real action. SABATON are a hard working band and are a serious role model for aspiring musicians and young bands. We are looking forward to have an exciting tour - especially after we have been in the studio for a while and sure feel some kind of cabin fever..."

    Full dates as follows...
    SABATON w/ Accept

    07.01.2017 DE - Oberhausen, Konig Pilsener Arena
    08.01.2017 BE - Antwerp, Lotto Arena
    10.01.2017 UK - Dublin, Vicar Street
    11.01.2017 UK - Glasgow, o2 Academy
    13.01.2017 UK - Manchester, o2 Apollo
    14.01.2017 UK - London, o2 Brixton Academy
    28.01.2017 DE - Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
    29.01.2017 NL - Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall
    31.01.2017 DE - Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
    01.02.2017 DE - Saarbrucken, Saarlandhalle
    04.02.2017 DE - Bamberg, Brose Arena
    05.02.2017 DE - Munich, Zenith
    15.03.2017 DE - Berlin, Columbiahalle
    Tickets for all shows will be available on May 31st at 09:00am BST and can be purchased here: http://www.sabaton.net/tour  

    Additional shows to be announced at a later date.

    SABATON's highly awaited 8th album THE LAST STAND will be released worldwide on August 19th through NUCLEAR BLAST.
    ACCEPT'S eminent guitarist Wolf Hoffmann will be releasing his second solo album; 'Headbangers Symphony' on 1st July via Nuclear Blast.'

     Blues Pills Set To Release New Album.

    Blues Pills.Tuesday 31st May 2016
    Up and coming multi-national rock act BLUES PILLS have just finished shooting the official music video for the title track of their anticipated second album, 'Lady In Gold' (out 5th August). The song as well as the video are set to be released on June 3.

    The band have now unveiled a sneak peek of the upcoming video
    Watch here: https://youtu.be/pddJmZsSlho

    Commented singer Elin Larsson: "We shot the video for Lady in Gold in Stockholm's skärgård ( what is like an old castle) with the amazing team around Johan Bååth. The idea behind the video is to visualize the Lady in Gold in all the different ways she can come. She can be that beautiful young woman or a scary old witch. It was a lot of fun and super exciting to jump into these different roles and characters. The whole team did a great job and it was a pleasure to work with all these talented people. Clothes and design was made by Anna Bonnevier and make up and hair by Cecilia Lidén. We all hope you will enjoy the video."

    Lady In Gold is now available for pre-order. The album will be available in various formats, and all come with limited edition signed inserts:
    Limited Edition Splatter, Bi-Coloured, Orange & Yellow vinyl.
    Limited Edition Box Set (incl. CD+DVD Digipak, Poster, Picture LP, 12" Photo card, and BLUES PILLS vinyl brush)
    Pre-order here:

    Limited Edition CD/DVD Digipack (Live in Berlin 2015)
    Limited Edition Black Vinyl
    Limited Edition Gold Vinyl
    (all with signed insert)

    All available to pre-order here:

    Or pre-order the album digitally:
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/lady-in-gold/id1116949598 Just like its highly successful predecessor 2014's self-titled debut,  Lady In Gold was once again produced by Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD, DIVISION OF LAURA LEE, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, JERRY WILLIAMS). The cover art for Lady In Gold was created once again by Marijke Koger-Dunham (THE BEATLESCREAM).

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

    Lady In Gold UK Tour 2016
    Tickets on sale now, available from the links below: 
    1st November – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
    2nd November – Classic Grand – Glasgow
    4th November – Voodoo Lounge – Dublin
    5th November – Club Academy – Manchester
    6th November – London – Koko
    8th November – Bristol – Marble Factory

    Welsh fans need not dismay as Blues Pills will be playing Steelhouse Festival in Gwent on 23rd July - tickets available here: http://www.steelhousefestival.com/tickets.html 

    Summer Festivals 2016
    23.06.2016 NO Halden -Tons Of Rock
    24.06.2016 DE Neuhausen ob Eck -Southside
    25.06.2016 DE Eichenring bei Scheeßel - Hurricane
    30.06.2016 DK Roskilde -Roskilde Festival
    01.07.2016 SE Norrköping -Bravalla Festival
    02.07.2016 NO Skanevik -Skanevik Blues Festival
    07.07.2016 SE Börlange -Peace & Love Festival
    08.07.2016 PL Suwalki -Suwalki Blues Festival
    09.07.2016 LU Differdange -Blues Express
    16.07.2016 AT Bludenz -Woodrock
    23.07.2016 UK Gwent -Steelhouse Festival
    28.07.2016 DE Breitenbach am Herzberg -Burg Herzberg Festival
    30.07.2016 DE Bornich -Loreley
    31.07.2016 DE Mosbach -Großer Elzpark
    12.08.2016 AT Bildein -Picture On festival
    18.08.2016 BE Hasselt -Pukkelpop Festival
    19.08.2016 DE Torgau -Rock & Blues Nacht
    20.08.2016 DE Dinkelsbühl -Summer Breeze
    11.11.2016 DE Weissenhäuser Strand -Metal Hammer Paradise

     Petrol Girls Stream New Single 'Treading Water'.

    Petrol Girls.Tuesday 31st May 2016
    As a pre-curser to their forthcoming UK tour in June, Petrol Girls are streaming a pertinent new single in the form of 'Treading Water'. Ren from the band explains the ideas behind the song -

    "Treading Water mixes up loads of different influences and thoughts about borders, austerity, violence and climate change. Some of the lyrics are an attempt to co-opt the scaremongering language of the media. Other lyrics place the imagined voices of groups that are often pitted against each other, side by side, blending them in places. The song is an expression of, and hopefully a call for, more active solidarity with people without papers, which forms part of a longer struggle against borders, capitalism, the nation state and the violence these structures produce.
    I really believe that DIY/ alternative culture can play a role in shifting attitudes within European societies away from all the scary fascist shit we're seeing at the moment. And I also think music and art can be useful ways of trying to get our heads around what's happening, and build up communities that we can root our resistance in."

    You can also get a download of the track with tickets to the band's show at DIY Space For London - http://www.petrolgirls.limitedrun.com/tickets.

    Petrol Girls are a feminist post-hardcore band based in South East London. Formed in 2013 for an International Women's Day gig, Petrol Girls continue to tour regularly around the UK and mainland Europe. Their music combines manic jagged rhythms with vocals that range from furious screaming to intricate melodies and harmonies.. They are known for their explosive live performances,, with influences such as:: Refused, White Lung, Bikini Kill, RVIVR, Propagandhi, At The Drive In and War On Women. The band's debut album will be released later this year via Bomber Music. 


    Tuesday 7th Cardiff Gwdihw
    Wednesday 8th Bristol Exchange
    Thursday 9th Worcester Fly Bar
    Friday 10th Plymouth junction
    Saturday 11th Brighton The Prince Albert
    Sunday 12th Norwich Owl Sanctuary
    Tuesday 14th Glasgow Bar Bloc
    Wednesday 15th Newcastle Trillians
    Thursday 16th Liverpool Liverpool Social Centre
    Friday 17th LONDON DIY SPACE
    Saturday 18th Huddersfield The Parish
    Sunday 19th Manchester Sound Control
    Monday 20th Hull O'Rileys

     Night Verses To Release Second Studio Album.

    Night Verses.Thursday 26th May 2016
    Night Verses will release Into The Vanishing Light – the band's second full-length – on July 8 via Graphic Nature Records, an Equal Vision Records imprint founded by producer Will Putney (Northlane, Stray From The Path, Counterparts).

    The first track released from the album - 'A Dialogue In Cataplexy' - is streaming now via soundcloud.com/equalvision.

    Into The Vanishing Light was recorded in Venice Beach, CA with legendary producer Ross Robinson (Glassjaw, At The Drive In, The Cure). The album puts a newfound emphasis on utilizing their instruments in unique and innovative ways to create a dense, atmospheric sound and experience for listeners. Pre-orders are available now via digital retailers and at nightverses.merchnow.com - where a music video preview for 'A Dialogue In Cataplexy' can also be found. All pre-orders come with an instant MP3 download of 'A Dialogue In Cataplexy'.

    The band, comprised of Douglas Robinson (vocals), Nick DePirro (guitar), Reilly Herrera (bass), and Aric Improta (drums), also recently announced that they'll head out on their next full US tour this Summer, with letlive., Seahaven, and Silver Snakes. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.

    "A lot of the inspiration for the title, Into The Vanishing Light came from pulling so many new and untapped emotions out of places that we never knew existed within ourselves," reveals vocalist Douglas Robinson. "Ross brought more to the table than I could have ever really imagined. He taught us how to elevate ourselves from what we were, while still being exactly who we are. He didn't make us anything we didn't want to be. He brought out what he saw in us and heightened it all as we learned even more about ourselves on our own. I personally felt so much more mentally aware and open with everything I was doing during the making of this record. That - mixed with us just simply taking a chance on going against the grain of modern approaches to recordings and stepping out of our comfort zones - was a way for us (separately and as a whole) to surrender our old ways and give everything we had to the new process."

    Improta elaborates, "Current technology has made recording such an easy process, you can avoid almost all discomfort. Parts can be cut and pasted, re-aligned with the grid, pitch corrected, etc. And even though this process has its place in the musical world, we noticed that the majority of our favorite records came out before this was a real option. The personality came from the imperfections and there seemed to be more unpredictability in the songwriting that resulted from artists trying to break new ground by taking risks, rather than relying on proven formulas. Ross forced us into a setting that created those type of records. And because so many bands aren't willing to take those risks anymore with their music, it felt like we were committing to a process of composing/recording that has almost completely disappeared. It brought light to a side of us we'd always wanted to display, but didn't know how exactly to tap into. Hence the title Into The Vanishing Light".

    TRACKLISTING Into The Vanishing Light
    1. The Future As History: I Love You Dead 
    2. Connecting Hexes 
    3. Drift 
    4. A Dialogue In Cataplexy 
    5. Vantablack 
    6. Faceless Youth 
    7. Panic and Pull Your Heart Out 
    8. Growing Out of Orbit 
    9. Blue Shades of the Sun 
    10. Strange Graves 
    11. Phoenix III: Into The Vanishing Light 

    letlive. w/Seahaven, Silver Snakes, and Night Verses 
    Jun 14 Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey 
    Jun 15 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater 
    Jun 17 Odessa, TX @ Club Patron 
    Jun 18 Dallas, TX @ The Door 
    Jun 19 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard 
    Jun 21 San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box 
    Jun 22 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar 
    Jun 24 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell) 
    Jun 25 Orlando, FL @ The Social 
    Jun 26 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum 
    Jun 28 Jacksonville, FL @ 1094 Music Hall 
    Jun 29 Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete's 
    Jun 30 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle^ 
    Jul 05 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall 
    Jul 06 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza 
    Jul 08 Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka's 
    Jul 09 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage 
    Jul 10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar 
    Jul 12 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom 
    Jul 13 Toronto, CAN @ The Opera House 
    Jul 15 Columbus, OH @ Park Street Salon 
    Jul 16 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot 
    Jul 17 Bridgeview, IL @ Toyota Park+ 
    Jul 18 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater 
    Jul 20 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar 
    Jul 21 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater 
    Jul 22 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall 
    Jul 23 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex 
    Jul 25 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom - Social Club (Upstairs) 
    Jul 26 Vancouver, CAN @ Rickshaw Theater 
    Jul 27 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 
    Jul 29 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk 
    Jul 30 San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall SF 
    Jul 31 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory 
    ^ Night Verses and Silver Snakes only
    + letlive. only

     As Lions For Intimate London Show.

    As Lions.Thursday 26th May 2016
    Bringing together exceptional talent from both the UK and America, Better Noise Records signings AS LIONS (UK), FROM ASHES TO NEW (USA) and ANAVAE (UK) are set to share a stage in London on Wednesday June 8th 2016. As Lions and From Ashes To New will also go on to play the legendary Download Festival in Donington the following weekend.

    Hailing from London, AS LIONS features ex members of ‘Rise To Remain’ and are fronted by the enigmatic Austin Dickinson. Their last London show saw them take to the stage of Wembley in support of Five Finger Death Punch with whom they will be touring America with later in 2016. Their debut EP is set for later in the year.

    American upstarts FROM ASHES TO NEW grace UK shores for the first time following their incredible success in America. ‘Day One’ their debut album sold in excess of 10,000 copies in its first week and the band continue to make significant noise at radio. Check out latest video for 'Lost and Alone' here:  https://youtu.be/__EsTKHSgeo

    London duo ANAVAE are set to become one of the UK’s most exciting female led bands. Combining the incredible voice of Rebecca Need-Menear and the songwriting prowess of Jamie Finch, the band have picked up early support from BBC Introducing London, Kerrang Radio and even had a Radio 1 Spin. They are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut EP which is set for a summer release.

    Tickets are available now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk

     Fear Factory Announce Bloodstock Warm Up Show.

    Fear Factory.Thursday 26th May 2016
    Legendary pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal Fear Factory are very pleased to announce they will be playing an intimate Bloodstock warm-up show at the Concorde 2, Brighton on August 12th.

    This performance will precede their highly anticipated appearance at renowned Catton Park based metal festival; Bloodstock Festival, on August 13th where they will be playing the main stage alongside the likes of Gojira, Mastodon & Paradise Lost.

    You can purchase tickets for Fear Factory’s intimate Brighton show here:
    Fear Factory @ Concorde 2, Brighton – August 12th

    Fear Factory are still celebrating the release of critically acclaimed 9th studio album, ‘Genexus’, which was released in August 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

    The record was produced by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares, (and co-produced by Rhys Fulber) with mixing handled by famed British producer and engineer, Andy Sneap (Arch EnemyTestamentExodusMachine Head). It is the sound of Fear Factory in-extremis, the concrete-breaking staccato riffs that open the record with 'Autonomous Combat System' to the soaring melodies of 'Dielectric' to the album’s elegiacal closer, 'Expiration Date.'
    It is an unforgiving and unforgettable statement from a band that has long pushed the boundaries of extreme music.

    their finest album in two decades and a timely reminder that when man and machine collide, the outcome can be both joyous and devastating
    The Guardian

    (Genexus)… emerges heavily armoured and capable of devastating without pity, or remorse
    Metal Hammer

    “…metal as if played with bionic limbs, electronically assisted with the devices that always gave industrial music the edge over Marshall stacks
    Classic Rock

    “The kinetic, alien precision of Anodized, Soul Hacker and Battle For Utopia feel heavy enough to spin the entire universe off-axis”
    Total Guitar

    “cybernetic earworm gold”
    Rock A Rolla
    You can purchase Fear Factory’s latest record here:
    'Genexus' CD
    'Genexus' Limited Edition Digipack CD + exclusive T-Shirt
    ‘Genexus’ Limited Edition Double Gatefold Gold Vinyl
    ‘Genexus’Limited Edition Double Gatefold Clear Vinyl
    Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1990, Fear Factory completely changed the world of metal and have become a huge influence on the genre ever since their inception. The band’s unique sound helped bridge the gap between death metal, grindcore, thrash, and industrial on landmark releases such as; ‘Soul Of A New Machine’, ‘Demanufacture’, and their gold-selling release ‘Obsolete’.

    The impact of technology has been hard-wired into their astringent lyrical zeitgeist since deploying 1992’s genre-shattering debut LP, ‘Soul Of A New Machine‘. Future-Shock thematics and dystopian detritus litter the band’s aural landscapes. Founded by resolute frontman Burton C. Bell and potent guitarist Dino Cazares, the struggle for humanity becomes Fear Factory ’s singular howl in the face of an ever-deepening technological abyss where topics, including cloning, artificial intelligence and various shades of personal and social dehumanisation, have turned from science fiction to present-day fact.

     Sinsaenum Announce Debut Album.

    Sinsaenum.Thursday 26th May 2016
    Frédéric Leclercq, virtuoso bassplayer of London-based Power Metallers DRAGONFORCE, and JOEY JORDISON, formerly of SLIPKNOT and currently of VIMIC, have revealed details of their collaboration on an exciting new project, SINSAENUM.

    Having worked on some material that owed more to Death Metal than the Power Metal of his day job as far back as 1998, Fred had long been concocting a plan to put together an extreme metal project. Having secured the involvement of STÉPHANE BURIEZ, a French scene icon with LOUDBLAST for 30 years, it was only after an unexpected message from the US when things began to really take shape.

    Fred explains: “Joey Jordison sent me an SMS to ask what I was up to, so I told him about those death metal songs.” After the former Slipknot drummer had heard the demos, he wanted to know whom Frédéric had recruited to beat the skins. As there was nobody yet, he eagerly suggested adding his own ferocious style. Joey also had the idea for the name SINSAENUM, a fitting combination of the words “sin” and “insane”.

    When it came to choose a voice for the trio’s godless tunes, it actually ended up with two, the main criterion being “death metal with a clear enunciation.” The first was no other than ATTILA CSIHAR from Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM and drone masters SUNNO))), another long-time acquaintance of Leclercq’s and Jordison’s, notorious for his many registers ranging from tortured screams to throat singing. Sean Zatorsky from NWoAHM titans DÅÅTH and CHIMAIRA became the other vocalist.

    With another countryman of Frédéric’s – Heimoth, the brain of eclectic extremists SETH – completing the picture on bass, the material for SINSAENUM’s full-length was rounded off and perpetuated at different places.

    The end result is titled 'Echoes of the Tortured' and was mixed in Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, where Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator, Devin Townsend et al.) put the finishing touches to 21 tracks that are – in one word – expansive.

    For a taste of what to expect, check out the video for first track 'Army Of Chaos' here:
    'Echoes Of The Tortured' will be released via EarMUSIC on July 29th.

     Letlive Unleash New Song.

    LEtlive.Thursday 26th May 2016
    letlive. has shared 'Another Offensive Song' – a track which serves as letlive.'s firm political platform at the heart of their new album, If I'm The Devil... out June 10 on Epitaph. Additionally, letlive. will host an art show release party at Lethal Amounts in Los Angeles, CA on June 10 featuring art work from Daniel P. Carter, Hannah Pixie Sykes, Jason Link, and more. Proceeds from each piece sold will be donated to charity.

    If If I'm The Devil... necessitates a genre, Butler would posit "revolutionary counterculture music" - a punk rock Run the Jewels, a more emotional Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy with more inclusive politics. Butler grew up as a skater disillusioned with what he saw as a heteronormative, patriarchal punk rock scene until the older kids showed him black artists such as Bad Brains, Living Colour and Fishbone. "Punk rock is inclusive if you want to be included," Butler states, recognizing how letlive. can speak for people who feel they lack representation.

    Ultimately, letlive. is a band that refuses to be constrained by the ideas of "scene" - whether letlive. is punk, metalcore, indie, rap, whatever, Butler finds these labels to be another form of systematic oppression. Growing up with with Black Flag and Circle Jerks as well as 2Pacalypse and Xzibit's At the Speed of Life - it's all revolutionary counterculture music to him. "Punk is more an ideology than a scene dictated by what pants you wear. What are you saying, what do you believe in? That's to me a better identifier."

    letlive. will embark on a headline tour of the U.S. in June to support the album's release. Pre-orders for If I'm The Devil... are available at: https://letlive.lnk.to/iitd.

     Asking Alexandria Release New Video.

    Asking Alexandria.Thursday 26th May 2016
    Just two weeks ahead of their return to the UK to perform at this year’s Kerrang! Awards, chart topping Brit Metal sensation ASKING ALEXANDRIA have unveiled a brand new, official music video.
    ASKING ALEXANDRIA have always delivered a poignant message via their music videos and 'Here I Am' is no exception to that fact, showing the band delving deeper into 'The Black'. This captivating new video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQMbgXYOHA  
    The band will play this year’s Kerrang! Awards alongside A Day To Remember which takes place at The Troxy in London on June 9th. Tickets are available here.
    The band are also set to make their debut at Reading & Leeds festivals this August, headlining The Pit stage. As well as the festival appearances, two intimate warm up shows are scheduled, for which a handful of extra tickets have been released, with 50 extra now available for Southampton and 60 for London.
    15th August         Southampton      Engine Rooms
    16th August         London               Koko
    26th August         Reading Festival Reading
    27th August         Leeds Festival     Leeds

     Periphery Release New Track.

    Periphery.Thursday 26th May 2016
    PERIPHERY have shared a first track from their 11-song album 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' which is out July 22 via Century Media Records. Check out the song 'The Price is Wrong' here: https://youtu.be/_9gHHGqxJog

    “It’s like handing somebody a grenade,” guitar player Jake Bowen says of the song, which serves as the album opener. “It’s so in-your-face and brutal for us. It was a great way to start.”

    “Every one of our albums has a nice long intro, and we were like, ‘Let’s kick this off with a drum fill and a pissed-off riff,’” laughs guitar player Misha Mansoor. “It’s something we haven’t done. It was fun.”

    Physical pre-order bundles for the new album are available now via:
    Impericon: smarturl.it/PERIPHERY-impericon (the light blue vinyl is limited to 200 copies)

    'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' track listing:
    1.    The Price is Wrong
    2.    Motormouth
    3.    Marigold
    4.    The Way The News Goes…
    5.    Remain Indoors
    6.    Habitual Line-Stepper
    7.    Flatline
    8.    Absolomb
    9.    Catch Fire
    10. Prayer Position
    11. Lune

    For a chance to see Periphery live in Europe this Summer, please check out the tour dates below which include a performance at Download Festival on 12th June as well a special Master Class set prior to that in London on 8th June.

    PERIPHERY live in Europe: 
    June 8 (UK) London - Periphery Master Class at Bell Percussion
    June 11 (AT) Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock Festival
    June 12 (UK) Derby - Download Festival

     Wild Thorne To Release Debut EP.

    Wildthorne.Thursday 26th May 2016
    Wild Throne craft music that is as hard to describe as it is exciting to listen to. The hard-hitting and versatile Pacific Northwest metal trio offer up an ambitious blend of thrash, progressive rock, and classic melodic NWOBHM that invokes names like Mastodon, Judas Priest, Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age, Coheed and Cambria, and Dillinger Escape Plan.

    Boasting a complex and robust sound, the band is comprised of Josh Holland (guitar/vocals), Noah Burns (drums), and Jeff Johnson (bass). Wild Throne have taken the volume and brutality of heavy metal, compositional elements of prog, atypical time signatures, strong melodies, a touch of psychedelia, and some straight-up rock 'n' roll, then melded them into a multi-layered, many-faceted sound that is their own.

    The Bellingham, WA natives are set to release their debut EP, 'Blood Maker', on 22nd July in the UK, via Roadrunner Records. Produced by Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, The Cure), the EP features 4 tracks. The release will coincide with 3 UK dates, including a free show at the Old Blue Last in London.

    1. Harvest Of Darkness
    2. Shadow Deserts
    3. The Wrecking Ball Unchained
    4. Blood Maker
    Watch the video for 'Harvest Of Darkness' at: https://youtu.be/Y8CDP_XMNUY.

    Catch the band at the following UK dates this July:
    Wed 20th Jul – BATH Moles (Dischord club night)
    Thu 21st Jul – LONDON Black Heart (tickets from http://bit.ly/1SPsgAp)
    Fri 22nd Jul – LONDON Old Blue Last (free entry)

    Wild Throne follow up the shows with the UK release of their album, 'Harvest Of Darkness', on 9th September.  Listening to the 11-track, Ross Robinson-produced album's depth and range, it is hard to believe this band comprises just three people. But Wild Throne is no stranger to crossing boundaries, not just with their music, but also how they play it. "We really wanted this album to have a more dynamic presence than anything we had done in the past," says Holland. "Musically and lyrically, we wanted to make sure it had a kind of pulse—that it be very human and flawed but alive and still a good listen."

    1. Harvest Of Darkness
    2. Shadow Deserts
    3. Fear Yourself
    4. Lone Lust
    5. Death Of A Star
    6. Blood Maker
    7. I Of The Prism
    8. War Is A Romance
    9. Born To Die
    10. The Wrecking Ball Unchained
    11. Trans

    Although Wild Throne's music is highly technical, requiring pinpoint control and precision, it's not sterile. 'Harvest of Darkness' is rife with passion and emotion, anchored by lyrics that explore the human condition - an emotional exploration that's personal and universal.  The album's titular first track is an excellent distillation of what's to come, and is, Holland says, "about hanging on to negativity and resentment and then answering to the consequences of doing so down the line." 'Fear Yourself', the album's most anthemic song with machine-gun drums and arena rock stylings, mines similar territory, that of "staying out of your own way," Holland says. "I think a vague fear of failure is pretty normal and the song is about crumbling under that fear into the realm of self-sabotage." Talking about track 'War Is A Romance', Holland explains, "Humans tend to seek out both love and war instinctively. Rather than thinking of them as opposites, I wanted to suggest that the intensities of violence and passion actually share more similarities than differences. That the hunger to fight is some sort of inner romance. We lust for it."

    If 'Harvest Of Darkness' brings up one question about Wild Throne, it would be this: Why choose this road less travelled when they could easily succumb to making music that's not as intricate, less personally demanding, not as risky? Holland's answer strikes at the heart of what makes Wild Throne a compelling listen. "Making music that is simpler, less technical, and more accessible would actually be the real challenge for us," he says. "We do it the way we do because it comes naturally to us."

     Bleeker Release New EP.

    Bleeker.Thursday 26th May 2016
    New York City Independent record label Five Seven Music are pleased to announce the self-titled debut EP of Toronto alt-rock outfit Bleeker – featuring five tracks of mammoth riffs and catchy choruses it serves as a fine introduction for an act who are clearly destined for bigger things.

    From the opening salvo of lead single, 'Highway', (video HERE) to the bluesy, excitable riffs of 'Free', the EP starts with an aural assault of up-tempo, octane-fuelled, garage-pop. 'Erase You' then sees the band deliver a Soundgarden meets Black Crows-esque anthem, with 'I'm Not Laughing Now' showcasing the band's insatiable ability to devise tracks of a more delicate nature. Finally, the EP ends with the straight up falsetto-led 'Where's Your Money'.

    What sets Bleeker apart is an ever-so-subtle current of loose cannon danger that courses through every riff, note, and melody of their music. Comprised of Taylor Perkins (vocals), Cole Perkins (guitar), Dan Steinke (guitar), and Mike Van Dyk (bass), the band have been steadily building a loyal legion of fans by touring their native Canada, and are now ready to share their ultra catchy, hook-heavy sound worldwide.

    The band recently embarked on a US tour as support to UK rock sensations The Struts and will join The Summer Tour, opening for Sublime with Rome and label-mates, Dirty Heads, across the States in July.

    'Bleeker' EP Track Listing:
    1) Highway
    2) Free
    3) Erase You
    4) I'm Not Laughing Now
    5) Where's Your Money

    Their self-titled debut EP is now available across all digital retail and streaming platforms via Five Seven Music.

     Bloodstock Festival Adds More Bands.

    Black Veil Brides.Tuesday 24th May 2016
    BLOODSTOCK festival is excited to announce another batch of bands for August's event at Catton Park!

    Regrouped Brit industrio-metallers, KILL II THIS join the main stage for a Saturday slot.  Frontman, Mark Mynett says "BLOODSTOCK is one of the finest metal festivals there is; this year's stunning line up says it all!  So we are both delighted and honoured to be playing the Ronnie James Dio stage."  Check out their video for 'The Universe In A Nutshell' here;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myNgEf8I7jU.

    Stepping into Friday's special guest slot on the Sophie Lancaster Stage are Norway's black jazzsters, SHINING.  Singer Jørgen Munkeby comments, "Last time we played at BLOODSTOCK was one of the best and most exciting shows we've ever done. We're so much looking forward to be back at the UK's best metal festival again!"  Remind yourself of their sound with the video for 'The Last Stand'; https://youtu.be/7tNODbdyJaw

    Also landing Friday slots on the Sophie stage are Brit crust/grindcore monsters, FOETAL JUICE and British apocalyptic metal crew, ANTI CLONE. Tunisian symphonic prog metallers, MYRATH play the Sophie stage on Saturday, as do French avant-garde extremists, MISANTHROPE.  Lastly, stepping into a Sunday Sophie slot are US progressive thrash beasts, VEKTOR.

    The second wave of BLOODSTOCK club nights kicks off in June.  Get along to one of the following local events for a chance to win BLOODSTOCK weekend tickets and BLOODSTOCK-related giveaways.  Check with your local club for further details in case of changes and expect the unexpected!  Events for June and July stack up as follows:

    Wed 1st June - Nottingham - Bodega
    Thu 2nd June - Bury - Blind Tiger
    Sat 4th June - Stoke-on-Trent - Bunker 13
    Thu 9th June - Manchester Rebellion Bar
    Sat 18th June - Stoke-on-Trent - Bunker 13 (Rawkus)
    Fri 24th June - Middlesbrough - SUMO
    Fri 24th June - Reading - Face Bar
    Fri 24th June - London Elektrowerkz
    Fri 24th June - Glasgow - Cathouse
    Fri 24th June - Ipswich - The Cock and Pye
    Sat 25th June - Birmingham - Eddie's Rock Club
    Sat 25th June - Sheffield - Corporation
    Thu 30th June - Exeter - Timepiece
    Fri 1st July - Leicester - Firebug
    Sat 2nd July - Doncaster - The Vintage Rock Bar
    Sat 2nd July - Brighton - Envy
    Sat 2nd July - Coventry - The Phoenix
    Sat 2nd July - Stoke-on-Trent - Bunker 13
    Fri 8th July - London - Electric Ballroom
    Thu 14th July - Winsford - De Bees
    Sat 16th July - Birmingham - The Asylum
    Sat 23rd July - Burnley - Sanctuary Rock Bar
    Thu 28th July - Sheffield Leadmill
    Sat 30th July - Birmingham - Eddie's Rock Club
    Sat 30th July - Sheffield - Corporation

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

    >Weekend tickets with camping, plus various VIP packages are available now, priced from £139 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838.

     Vinnie Caruana Streams New Track.

    Vinnie Caruana.Thursday 26th May 2016
    Vinnie Caruana is streaming a new track & video for 'We Don't Have to Die Alone'. Directed by Michael 'Yoshi' Jasionowski, the gorgeous video shows Caruana traveling across dramatic California landscapes. Long known and well respected in the punk community for fronting The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche, Caruana will release Survivor's Guilt in North America on Equal Vision Records and in the UK and Europe on Big Scary Monsters on May 27, 2016. Cover art and Survivor's Guilt's tracklisting can be found below. Pre-orders are available now via Equal Vision Records and Big Scary Monsters.
    Caruana will embark on a Eastern US headlining tour in June with Brandon Reilly (The Movielife and Nightmare of You) performing an acoustic set of Nightmare of You songs in the direct support slot, and a West Coast US headlining tour in July. He will be performing songs off 'Survivor's Guilt', as well as songs from his other projects, backed by a full band. Tickets for the tour are available HERE.

    US Tour Dates:
    05/25 - West Babylon, NY @ Looney Tunes Records (acoustic in-store)
    06/03 - Philadelphia, PA - Ortlieb's Lounge*
    06/04 - Long Branch, NJ - The Brighton Bar*
    06/05 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met*
    06/07 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Upstairs*
    06/08 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus*
    06/09 - Hamden, CT - The Space*
    06/10 - Syracuse, NY - Spark Contemporary* 
    06/11 - Albany, NY - The Hollow*
    06/12 - Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar*
    06/14 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose*
    06/15 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen*
    06/16 - Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room*
    06/17 - Lakewood, OH - Mahall's*
    06/19 - Amityville, NY - The Amityville Music Hall*
    07/12 - Seattle, WA - The Funhouse
    07/13 - Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne
    07/15 - San Francisco, CA @Thee Parkside
    07/16 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
    07/17 - Bakersfield, CA @ B-Ryders
    07/19 - Fullerton, CA @ Slide Bar
    07/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
    07/21 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

    * = w/ Brandon Reilly

     Rob Lynch Announces Second Studio Album 'Baby, I'm A Runaway'.

    Rob Lynch.Tuesday 24th May 2016
    London-based singer songwriter Rob Lynch has announced the release of his second album via Xtra Mile Recordings. 'Baby, I'm A Runaway' will be released on July 22 and the first track to be revealed comes in the form of some conflicting emotions with 'Sure Thing'. As Lynch states "it's a song about being in a bit of a slump and longing for someone to drag you out of it, whether that be through a person themself or through music/literature (there's a few nods to my favourite writers/artists in there). The joyous nature of the music is supposed to win out over the downbeat lyrics to invoke an overall sense that everything will be alright."
    Rob Lynch wrote his debut full length, 'All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul', over the course of the seven years that preceded its 2014 release. The journey since has taken him on well-worn roads around Germany and all over the UK. There was a long, hot summer on the Warped Tour in North America, and there were inspiring nights spent sharing stages with Charlie Simpson, Thees Uhlmann and Augustines. There were huge, life-affirming weekends treading the boards at 2000 Trees, Groezrock and Slam Dunk Festivals, too.
    But in another sense, that journey has led to places that cannot be found on any map. It led to the 10 songs that make up his new record; songs of self-assessment, songs of apology, songs of mourning, hope, love and growth. The young man who wrote the introspective, ultra-personal songs in search of a bar that would save his soul was looking even deeper now, with a whole new perspective and renewed passion. He beat himself up with words that reflected the flaws and failings he'd shied away from facing before, but he also found expressions of gratitude, joy and optimism, fuelled by the wealth of incredible memories, experiences and achievements he'd notched on his travels. He wrote songs about friendship, about family, and the ties that bind. He wrote about life in all its curious, challenging and brilliant splendour.
    Musically, this material demanded an expansion of the sound established on the first album. Enlisting the help of his good friends in long-time live backing band Jonny Ward (guitar), Tom Aylott (bass) and Charlie Thomas (drums), Rob once again recorded with Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly / Recreations) and Jay Malhotra at Amazing Grace Studios in Hoxton, London. Rob's friends in We Are The Ocean and Deaf Havana joined the crew in the studio for a couple of creative nights, lending their voices to some of the tracks on the album. Driven by the positivity and warmth that sparked the ideas, the sounds that emerged naturally envelope much poppier, more upbeat melodies, but never come at the expense of the intimacy and honesty that he's made his stock in trade.
    27th - York - The Black Swan
    28th - Leeds - Slam Dunk Festival
    29th - Birmingham - Slam Dunk Festival
    30th - Hatfield - Slam Dunk Festival
    2nd - London - The Scala (supporting Fatherson)
    7th - 2000 Trees Festival 
    19th - Wiesbaden (DE) - Schlachthof
    20th - Hamburg (DE) - Uebel & Gefährlich Dachgarten
    21st - Berlin (DE) - Sommerloft
    22nd - Halle (DE) - Objekt 5
    23rd - Hannover (DE) - Lux
    24th - Cologne (DE) - Blue Shell
    1. Prove It!
    2. Runaway
    3. Selfish Bones
    4. Sure Thing
    5. Closer
    6. Tectonic Plates
    7. Salt Spring
    8. Good For Me
    9. Youth
    10. Kings & Queens  

     LEss Than 100 Days Till Bloodstock Festival.

    Bloodstock.Tuesday 24th May 2016
    There's less than 100 days until BLOODSTOCK 2016!!  While we've been revealing many killer bands for you to mosh to all festival, there's plenty more on-site to see and do besides watch the awesome bill (and for regulars, we don't mean bin-jousting or Deli Kate)!  BLOODSTOCK knows the meaning of both heavy and metal...!

    While you might be feeling a little weakened at times over the weekend (especially if you've been taking advantage of the real ales on site), BLOODSTOCK are delighted to welcome some of the strongest people in the world to the festival!  For the first time, BLOODSTOCK and the 100% CA team will host 2 special strongmen events. On Saturday, 20 top athletes from across Europe will compete for the title of 'Europe's Strongest Man Under 90kgs'. Then on Sunday, see what pure strength is all about, in the 'BLOODSTOCK's Strongest Man' challenge, showcasing some of the biggest and strongest competitors handpicked from around the world.  Don't worry, they're not planning a face-off with festival attendees, but we wouldn't recommend spilling their pint.

    Over the 2 days, the athletes will complete 2 events in each title, including a max deadlift event, and we hope to see 400kgs pulled on Sunday!  Plus, an overhead log-press for reps, a loading medley consisting of 5 objects, 2 which weigh 19 stone!  Not to mention, a gruelling back-to-back tug of war. Joining us, will be World's Strongest Man and Arnold's competitor, the South of England's Strongest Man Rob Frampton, and Dave Meer, the local Tamworth multi-record-breaking strongman who has competed in the UK's Strongest Man numerous times.  With the support of XplosiveApe, USN, and Rebel Strength, we will be bringing you the best in the country!

    If swords and armour are more your thing, don't miss the ferocious BATTLE OF THE NATIONS UK historical fighting team, on site from Friday-Sunday!  BLOODSTOCK is thrilled - if slightly trepadacious - that they can lay waste to Catton Park again this August. The UK Federation regularly compete around the world, and are ranked among the very best.  Look out for their regular "demonstrations" (by which we mean, a no-holds-barred full-contact scrap with broad swords, maces, and an array of other brutal Medieval weaponry) in the main arena.  We wouldn't recommend spilling their mead either.

    Field Captain Rob 'Moose' Morris comments, "BLOODSTOCK is always the most popular event we host in the tournament calendar.  The unique atmosphere and amazing music always combine to a complete unreal experience.  Showing the music fans what being a real metal-head involves; wearing 16kg of armour and caning the hell out of your opponent in August!"  Wish them luck with their BLOODSTOCK warm up this month, taking on the Battle Of The Nations World Championships in both the classic 5v5 Bohurt and female fighter categories.

    On the musical side, already announced for 2016 are our three headliners, TWISTED SISTER (in their last ever UK show), MASTODON and SLAYER, plus special guests BEHEMOTH, GOJIRA and ANTHRAX.  Also on the bill are FEAR FACTORY, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SYMPHONY X, SATYRICON, PARADISE LOST, DRAGONFORCE, METAL ALLEGIANCE, STUCK MOJO, ROTTING CHRIST, MISERY LOVES CO, GHOST BATH, VENOM, UNEARTH, DIAMOND HEAD, GOATWHORE, ACID REIGN and many, many more.  Additional bands are being announced regularly so keep up to date via BLOODSTOCK's official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com, or via Twitter on @BLOODSTOCKFEST.

    BLOODSTOCK takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016. Weekend tickets with camping, plus various VIP packages, are available now, priced from £139 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838.

     Gojira Debut New Song 'Silvera'.

    Gojira.Tuesday 24th May 2016
    Roadrunner Records group Gojira have debuted "Silvera," the second song to be released off their anticipated new LP MAGMA.  "Silvera" is accompanied by a Drew Cox directed music video shot in New York City, which is streaming now at www.Gojira-Music.com. "Silvera" follows lead single "Stranded," which has already garnered 1.3 Million views on the band's official YouTube channel and charted in the Top 25 on Spotify's US Viral 50 chart. Pre-orders for MAGMA are currently available at www.Gojira-Music.com, with all orders receiving instant grat downloads of "Stranded" and "Silvera" MAGMA arrives everywhere June 17th. 

    Recorded at the band's own Silver Cord Studio in Ridgewood, Queens, MAGMA is produced, mixed and engineered by Gojira. It is the first of Gojira's albums to be recorded at Silver Cord, their new NYC headquarters which brothers Joe and Mario Duplantier began building out by hand in 2014 as detailed by Rolling Stone.  

    Gojira return to the UK to perform at the Download and Bloodstock festivals this Summer. The band currently feature on the front cover of Metal Hammer and will also appear at the magazine's Golden God Awards on June 13, where frontman Joe Duplantier is nominated for Best Shredder. 

     Beartooth Drop New Song 'Hated'.

    Beartooth.Tuesday 24th May 2016
    Columbus, OH hardcore band Beartooth have dropped a new track "Hated" ahead of the release of their new album 'Aggressive' due out June 3rd via Red Bull Records.

    Check out the new track here and be sure not to miss their performance at this year's Download Festival.

    Pre-order Aggressive here:  http://beartoothband.com/
    In the two short years since their debut album was cooked up in front man Caleb Shomo's basement, Beartooth has catapulted into heavy music's stratosphere. They have collected over 10 million views on YouTube, trekked around the globe sharing the stage with Slipknot, Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon and Sleeping With Sirens and playing festivals like Reading & Leeds, Download and the Vans Warped Tour. They've earned multiple Alternative Press and Kerrang! award nominations, gotten daytime airplay across the globe and been named a "New Artist You Need To Know" by Rolling Stone.

    For Aggressive, Shomo again retreated to his home studio to write, perform and produce the album's 12 tracks, re-teaming with John Feldmann (The Used, Blink-182) for a bit of songwriting contribution and enlisting David Bendeth (Killswitch Engage, Paramore) to mix the release. The resulting songs have as much in common with stomping metalcore as old-school punk, vintage screamo and harder-edged pop punk, combining circle pit-inducing bangers with soaring choruses and bridging raw authentic intensity with accessibility.

     Yashin Announce Tour Dates.

    Yashin.Tuesday 24th May 2016
    YASHIN, who just released their 3rd full length album "The Renegades" on Sony Music, are teaming up with their friends in "VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE" for an extended UK tour in autumn 2016.
    br> "I have been friends with Michael (Vampire) for many years - and we are stoked to go on a co-headlining tour together with his band!", comments Yashin singer Harry Radford.

    "We are very excited for this Yashin / Vampires Everywhere run", adds Michael Vampire.

    The line up will be completed by Gothenburg, Sweden’s new export FIRSTBORN, who will release their second, self titled album in late September 2016.

    co-headlining tour Autumn 2016:
    Support: FIRSTBORN (SWE)

    27 Sep          Bedford,                     ENGLAND    Esquires
    28 Sep          Milton Keynes,             ENGLAND    Crauford Arms

    13 Oct                        Southampton              ENGLAND    Talking Heads
    14 Oct                        Birmingham                ENGLAND    The Courtyard
    15 Oct                        Norwich                      ENGLAND    Waterfront
    18 Oct                        Leamington SPA          ENGLAND    Zephyr Lounge
    19 Oct                        Reading                     ENGLAND    Sub 89
    20 Oct                        Derby                         ENGLAND    The Venue
    21 Oct                        Plymouth                    ENGLAND    The Hub
    23 Oct                        London                       ENGLAND    Underworld
    24 Oct                        Cardiff                         WALES         The Globe
    25 Oct                        Bristol                         ENGLAND    The Fleece
    26 Oct                        York                            ENGLAND    Fibbers
    27 Oct                        Chester                      ENGLAND    Live Rooms
    30 Oct                        Newcastle                  ENGLAND    Think Tank
    31 Oct                        Inverness                   SCOTLAND Ironworks. "

     The Black Queen Announce UK Tour.

    Black Queen.Tuesday 24th May 2016
    The Black Queen, the LA-based electronic alternative outfit featuring The Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato, Telefon Tel Aviv/NIN's Josh Eustis and programmer/guitarist  Steven Alexander, will return to the UK this September for 3 shows.  The band released their debut album, Fever Daydream in January of this year to mass critical acclaim.

    Be sure to catch their incredible live show at one of the following venues:

    26th                   U.K, London, The Jazz Cafe
    27th                   U.K, Bristol, Thekla
    28th                   U.K, Manchester, Deaf Institute
    30th                   Russia, St. Petersburgh, Place

    1st                      Russia, Moscow, Volta Club
    3rd                      Germany, Cologne, Gebaulde 9
    4th                      France, Paris, Le Klub
    5th                      Germany, Berlin, Gretchen
    6th                      Holland, Amsterdam, Upstairs at The Paradiso
    7th                      Poland, Warsaw, Hybrydy
    8th                      Denmark, Copenhagen, Beta

    Tickets on sale on Friday 20th May. UK Tickets available from: http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/the-black-queen-tickets

    Fever Daydream was written and recorded in what the band has described as a hollowed-out, roach infested Downtown LA warehouse that they also lived in during recording, with Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, M83, The Naked and Famous) executive producing.

    "Originally, we had envisioned this project being something much more gauzy and probably guitar-oriented," said Eustis in an interview with Rolling Stone. "At some point it just took a left turn and became very electronic."  In the same interview Puciato joked, "It was rare to find someone else who I could talk about Death, Leprosy, with as well as a New Edition song."  It was those seemingly disparate influences that brought the three musicians together, from Puciato's teenage years of watching MTV's 120 Minutes while simultaneously knowing all of Jodeci's lyrics, Eustis' affinity for Kraftwerk and New Edition, and Alexander's childhood home which championed as much metal as they did R&B.

    Rolling Stone premiered the video for "Maybe We Should" (watch here), which continues The Black Queen's integration of striking, Corbijn-influenced visuals into their work.  The clip, which is set in downtown Los Angeles, a location that has proved to be a major influence on the band's music, was filmed by Jesse Draxler and The Black Queen.

    "The overall aesthetic to me is as important as the music," explains Puciato, of the thought and attention that goes into all of the band's imagery including the two previously released videos: 'The End Where We Start" and "Ice to Never" .  "We care about every detail of everything involved, and treat every aspect as an opportunity for expression. To make everything intersect. In that way, this feels more like an art project than a band. With the record just happening to be a form. There's a lot of freedom in that approach, as well as pride and care that develops from it. Caring and attention to detail reinforces itself

     Band Of Skulls Premier New Track 'Bodies'.

    Band Of Skulls.Tuesday 24th May 2016
    Band Of Skulls has premiered new track 'Bodies': https://bos.lnk.to/BodiesVideo. Lifted from the band's forthcoming album By Default, due for release on May 27 via BMG, 'Bodies' is available as an instant grat upon album pre-order and is streaming now. It follows the Radio 1 and Radio X supported tracks 'Killer' and 'So Good'.

    The trio just performed two sold out London gigs this week and are Friday headliners of the Concorde 2 at The Great Escape. A packed touring schedule also includes a UK tour culminating with a London Roundhouse date on October 26 in addition to festival slots at the likes of Glastonbury and Benicassim. A full list of current tour dates is below.

    By Default, their fourth album, was produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith) and recorded in Rockfield Studios. It is the sound of a group on the sharpest form of their career, more engaged and focused than they've ever been. The follow up to 2014's Himalayan, from the English trio - made up of Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals), Emma Richardson (bass, vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums) – the new record came about via a conscious decision from the band to take a step back from their relentless world-wide touring schedule, having never spent more than a month off the road in the last 2 years. The upcoming live shows – for which the band will be joined by touring member, Portico's Milo Fitzpatrick - will be the first airing of new material from By Default.

    "It's definitely a new era," says Russell Marsden. "The first three records were like a trilogy, a piece of work in of themselves. We wanted to do those things, and we did them all. We took a breath, took a look at what we'd done, and started from scratch again."

    Photo download (credit Andy Cotterill): http://bit.ly/1W5VBHe

    Upcoming shows:  
    May 20                   Brighton                 The Great Escape (headlining Concorde 2)
    May 27                   Southampton        HMV instore performance and signing
    May 24                   Paris                       Le Trabendo
    May 25                   Amsterdam           Paradiso
    May 28                   Liverpool                 Soundcity
    June 4                     Cardiff                    Cardiff City Stadium (w/ Stereophonics & Vaccines)
    June 25                  Glastonbury          Glastonbury Festival
    July 9                      France                    Jalles House Rock Festival
    July 14                    Dour, Belgium       Dour Festival
    July 15                    Benicassim, Spain Benicassim Festival
    July 16                    Wiesen, Austria    Out Of The Woods Festival 
    July 22                    Huntingdon           Secret Garden Party Festival
    July 29                    Cornwall                Leopallooza Festival
    July 30                    Derbyshire            Y Not Festival
    July 31                    Kendal                    Kendal Calling Festival
    Aug 12                    Berlin, Germany   Pure & Crafted Festival
    Aug 28                    Winterthur, Switz Winterthur Musikfestwochen
    Oct 20                    Leeds                     Stylus
    Oct 21                    Manchester          Albert Hall            
    Oct 22                    Newcastle              Northumbria Uni
    Oct 24                    Bristol                     SWX
    Oct 25                    Nottingham           Rock City
    Oct 26                    London                  Roundhouse
    Nov 17                    Southampton        Engine Rooms

    Tickets available via https://bos.lnk.to/BoSTickets

     Lawson To Release New Album This Summer.

    Lawson.Monday 23rd May 2016
    Platinum-selling rock pop band Lawson today return with their brand new single 'Where My Love Goes.' The track is the third offering to be taken from their upcoming sophomore album 'Perspective', which is available to pre-order now.
    Lead singer Andy Brown says, "'Where My Love Goes' is the most romantic song I've written, it's about being with the person you love even if you're far away. I wanted to write an infectious chorus that gets stuck in your head."
    The accompanying video documents Andy's real-life proposal to his girlfriend, Joey. Inviting her to take photographs of the band on the set of their new video is all, unbeknownst to her, a ruse to actually pop the question mid-performance. Mixed in with a montage of personal video clips of the pair throughout their relationship, he says, "The video was the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life. My heart was beating out my chest all day, I was shaking that much I couldn't even put the ring on Joey's finger! I'm so happy to have that memory for the rest of our lives."
    Four years since writing 'Chapman Square'- the top 5 debut album which spawned five top 10 singles and saw Lawson sell a million records in the UK alone, the band's frontman reflects on how finding love has influenced the concept of Perspective - due for release this summer - "'Chapman Square' was about losing love, 'Perspective' is about finding it. The band have been through a lot over the last couple of years. These incredible life changing moments have made us who we are today, this is our perspective."
    Lawson are Andy Brown (lead vocals/ guitars), Ryan Fletcher (bass), Joel Peat (guitar), and Adam Pitts (drums).
    'Perspective' is released on July 8th on Polydor and is available to pre-order now.

     Delian Announce November Tour.

    Delian.Monday 23rd May 2016
    DELAIN have just announced they return to the UK and Ireland in November 2016 to support the upcoming album release scheduled for the summer 2016!!!

    Make sure to catch the band and their energetic live shows on the following dates!

    With Special Guest EVERGREY and support KOBRA AND THE LOTUS:

    8th - BIRMINGHAM – Institute
    9th - GLASGOW - The Classic Grand
    11th - DUBLIN - Button Factory
    12th - MANCHESTER – The Ritz
    13th - LONDON – Koko
    15th - NORWICH – Waterfront
    16th - SOUTHAMPTON - Engine Rooms
    17th - CARDIFF - Tramshed

    Tickets will be on sale May 23rd at 10am.

    DELAIN will be appearing at Download Festival 2016 which takes place at Donington Park between June 10 – 12, 2016. For up to date information and tickets visit: http://downloadfestival.co.uk


    30.04.16 DE - Losheim am See, Hexentanz Festival
    03.06.16 RO - Bucharest, Metalhead Meeting
    04.06.16 CZ - Pilsen, Metalfest
    12.06.16 UK - Donington, Download
    17.06.16 FR - Clisson, Hellfest
    19.06.16 BE - Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting
    25.06.16 HU - Balatonszemes, Rockpart
    01.07.16 FI - Helsinki, Tuska Festival
    08.07.16 DE - Geiselwind, Out & Loud
    16.07.16 DE - Balingen, Bang Your Head Festival
    28.07.16 SI - Tolmin, Metaldays
    13.08.16 ES - Villena, Leyendas del Rock

    European tour dates

    With Special Guest EVERGREY and support KOBRA AND THE LOTUS

    14.10.2016 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik
    15.10.2016 DE – Stuttgart, Im Wizemann
    16.10.2016 DE – Hamburg, Gruenspan
    17.10.2016 DK – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
    19.10.2016 DE – Berlin, Columbia-Theater
    20.10.2016 PL – Cracov, Kwadrat
    21.10.2016 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
    22.10.2016 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Club
    25.10.2016 SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
    27.10.2016 AT – Vienna, Szene
    28.10.2016 DE – Munich, Backstage
    29.10.2016 DE – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
    30.10.2016 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
    31.10.2016 FR – Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
    02.11.2016 ES – Madrid, Arena
    03.11.2016 FR – Toulouse, Metronum
    04.11.2016 FR – Paris, Elysee Montmartre
    05.11.2016 FR – Lille, Le Splendid
    06.11.2016 BE – Antwerp, Trix Air

     Tarja Releases New Album.

    Equilibium Announce European Tour.Monday 23rd May 2016
    German epic metal pioneers, EQUILIBRIUM, will release their brand-new opus entitled 'Armageddon', on August 12th via Nuclear Blast Records. In support of this upcoming release, the band will tour Europe this autumn to present the new material to the fans!
    Direct support will come from Dutch folk metallers HEIDEVOLK. German Black Forest Metallers FINSTERFORST will also be be supporting.
    Epic Melodic Death virtuoso's NOTHGARD which includes EQUILIBRIUM's Dom R. Crey on guitar will also be on most dates- (excluding: Kraków, Warsaw, London, Paris, Rennes, Toulouse, Madrid, Barcelona & Lyon)

    René Berthiaume commented on the tour:
    "We're really looking forward to tour Europe once again after two years. Our new album has become extremely wicked; now we want to cement this fact live as well. We're also happy about HEIDEVOLK, FINSTERFORST and NOTHGARD joining us on this run. I think the fans can look forward to exciting and diverse shows, packed with epic, pagan and melodic death metal!"

    Full dates and the UK ticket link provided below:

    Armageddon - Europe 2016
    Presented by:
    Legacy, metal.de, Noizeletter, Nuclear Blast, RockHard, RTN Touring

    22.09.  D          Nürnberg - Hirsch
    24.09.  D          Leipzig - Hellraiser
    25.09.  CZ        Prague - Nova Chmelnice
    26.09.  A          Wien - Szene
    28.09.  PL        Cracov - Kwadrat*
    29.09.  PL        Warsaw - Progresja*
    30.09.  D          Berlin - Bi Nuu
    01.10.  D          Bochum - Matrix
    02.10.  NL        Eindhoven - Dynamo
    03.10.  UK        London - Underworld*
    05.10.  F          Paris - Divan Du Monde*
    06.10.  F          Rennes - Antipode*
    07.10.  F          Toulouse - Metronum*
    08.10.  E          Madrid - Arena*
    09.10.  E          Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2*
    10.10.  F          Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne*
    11.10.  CH       Pratteln - Z7
    12.10.  B          Vosselaar - Biebob
    13.10.  F          Colmar - Grillen
    14.10.  D          Karlsruhe - Substage
    15.10.  D          München - Backstage
    16.10.  A          Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
    *without NOTHGARD

    More EQUILIBRIUM dates:
    24.06.  FIN       Nummijärvi - Nummirock
    13.07.  H          Dunaujvaros - Rockmaraton Festival
    14.07.  D          Balingen - Bang Your Head!!! Festival
    15.07.  D          Neukirchen-Vluyn - Dong Open Air
    05.08.  D          Wacken - Wacken Open Air
    11.08.  E          Villena - Leyendas Del Rock
    12.08.  D          Schlotheim - Party.San Open Air
    17.08.  D          Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
    20.08.  S          Falun - Sabaton Open

     Metal Hammer Golden Gods Lineup Complete..

    Golden Gods.Monday 23rd May 2016
    Metal Hammer cover stars Gojira and Swedish melodeath giants Amon Amarth complete the live lineup of this year's Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in association with Fireball. The full live lineup, which also includes Halestorm and A Salute To Lemmy with Saxon and Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell of Motörhead, are the only UK shows for any of the bands outside of festival appearances – and tickets cost just £6.66!

    The evening's host, and holding the whole show together, is Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta. Currently on tour in America, Jasta is one of the most charismatic and engaging frontmen in the business, and is the perfect person to keep the Golden Gods' moshpit in check! Hatebreed released their seventh album, 'The Concrete Confessional', on May 13 this year. Metal Hammer awarded it 8 out of 10, calling it "Unapologetic, relentlessly angry, and without a filler track to be found... exhilarating to the very last syllable."

    Taking place at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London on June 13, headlining the ceremony will be A Salute To Lemmy - a celebration of the life of one of rock's most inspirational icons that will see Saxon joined onstage by Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell of Motörhead to play a set of classic songs from both bands. Also confirmed are Grammy Award-winners Halestorm, whose sure-to-be-incredible performance will be one of only two in the UK this year.

    Gojira are one of the most exciting and innovative bands in metal. Set to release their much-anticipated sixth album, 'Magma', on June 17 – a follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed 'L'Enfant Sauvage' – they have always pushed the boundaries and challenged their listeners with genre-defying music. The band's sound develops with each album and their live shows are among the most captivating in the world. They start a world tour at the end of May that will take them through Europe, the US and Canada.

    Amon Amarth released their 10th album, 'Jomsviking', in March of this year to resounding acclaim. Their first concept album, it allows the band to demonstrate the full dynamic force of their music, and shows why they are one of the world's leading heavy metal bands. A live powerhouse, they are currently touring the US, and will be going on to conquer Europe in June and July. Live, Amon Amarth are like nothing else; their intensity is immense and unwavering, delivered with a power like no others.

    Alexander Milas, Editor-in-Chief of Metal Hammer Magazine and TeamRock Executive Director, says, "This isn't a bill for the faint-of-heart. From the goblet-hoisting, festival-headlining might of Amon Amarth to the peerless innovative brilliance of our latest cover stars Gojira, this is going to be a fire breathing monster of a party. Nothing but the best for the people who've supported Metal Hammer in all its forms for all these years. Horns up!"

    There are two ways to be part of this incredible show:
    Simply vote for this year's winners at www.metalhammer.com/awards to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets – voting is open NOW.  
    Alternatively, tickets are available to buy now for £6.66 at www.eventim.co.uk/goldengods. TeamRock and Eventim UK, the official ticketing partner of the Golden Gods, will donate all profits from ticket sales to the charity Heavy Metal Truants, an annual charity cycle ride, sponsored by TeamRock, from London to Download Festival to benefit Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust and Childline.

    Each Golden God Awards ticket includes a FREE 3-month TeamRock+ membership worth £11.97, giving unlimited access to full magazine content online from Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Prog and The Blues Magazine as well as exclusive content, events and offers.

     Vintage Trouble For June Tour.

    Vintage Trouble.Monday 23rd May 2016
    August 2015 saw the release of Vintage Trouble's first album for Blue Note Records – 1 Hopeful Rd.  – to widespread critical and commercial acclaim.

    1 Hopeful Rd. includes the first single "Run Like The River", the deep soul ballad "Another Man's Words," "Angel City, California," a stomping, joyous ode to Vintage Trouble's hometown of Los Angeles, and "Doin' What You Were Doin'," which demonstrates the band's gift for penning startlingly honest songs about matters of the heart. It was produced by GRAMMY®-winning producer Don Was, who is President of Blue Note Records, the band's U.S. label.

    2015 saw Vintage Trouble support AC/DC across Australia, Europe and the USA, in amongst a host of sold out headline shows (including London's Koko), festivals appearances (including BST at Hyde Park) and other major support slots (including opening for Paloma Faith at London's O2 Arena). It says much about the bands widespread appeal that they can support both AC/DC and Paloma Faith!

    2016 sees Vintage Trouble embark on an extensive European tour. The UK dates are as follows

    Wed 22nd June 2016                         London, Shepherds Bush Empire
    Thurs 23rd June 2016                         Norwich, Waterfront
    Fri 24th June 2016                               Middlesborough, The Middlesborough Empire
    Sat 25th June 2016                              Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket
    Mon 27th June 2016                          Leamington Spa, The Assembly
    Tues 28th June 2016                           Cardiff, Tramshed
    Wed 29th June 2016                          Southampton, Engine Rooms
    Thurs 30th June 2016                         Brighton, Concorde 2

     Tarja Releases New Album.

    Tarja.Monday 23rd May 2016
    While waiting for August 5th and the release of Tarja's new album "The Shadow Self", the queen of heavy rock has yet another surprise for her fans:
    Tarja and earMUSIC proudly announce the release of the new album's prequel "The Brightest Void". With over 50 minutes of new music, the extra album will sweeten the wait until August!

    Tarja explains:
    "Surprise, surprise! I genuinely hope that 'The Brightest Void' is a pleasant surprise to each and every one of you. During the long process of recording the songs for my new studio album 'The Shadow Self', I realised that there were so many tracks, too many too dear to me, for just one album. So this time I decided to keep nothing for myself and to share all my favourite new songs with you, the fans, who have shown such passionate and constant support.
    'The Brightest Void' gives more than a first taste of 'The Shadow Self'; it is a full album filled with 9 songs! I am sure that everyone will immediately discover how much 'The Brightest Void' and 'The Shadow Self' are entwined with each other but, at the same time, are two independent records which stand on their own. I hope the release of the prequel sweetens the wait until August and that you will like the songs as much as I do. I will present songs from both albums already in summer festivals and in my headliner tour later this year.

    As always, keep your eyes open. There might be further surprises down the road."

    "The Brightest Void" will be released on June 3rd, 2016 on earMUSIC as 1CD Digipak, 1LP+Download Code and Digital. The specially priced prequel to Tarja's upcoming studio album "The Shadow Self" will be available for physical and digital pre-order starting on April 8th, 2016.

    "The Brightest Void" features not one but three incredible guest artists: fellow Finnish star Michael Monroe, icon of the glam rock scene and former front man of inspiring band Hanoi Rocks; Chad Smith (who doesn't need any further introduction) and a new mix of Within Temptation's collaboration "Paradise (What about us)" carried out with Tarja and world renowned sound engineer and producer Tim Palmer. The prequel presents Tarja's new single "No Bitter End" as the album opener and furthermore shakes you with an incredible cover of Sir Paul McCartney's overlooked gem "House Of Wax" and adds a new twist to Dame Shirley Basseys' James Bond main theme hit "Goldfinger".

    Tracklist "The Brightest Void"
    1. No Bitter End -Video Clip Version
    2. Your Heaven And Your Hell - with Michael Monroe
    3. Eagle Eye - with Chad Smith on drums
    4. An Empty Dream  
    5. Witch Hunt
    6. Shameless
    7. House of Wax
    8. Goldfinger
    9. Paradise (What About Us) - New Mix of the collaboration with Within Temptation and Tarja

     Rival Sons Release New Album.

    Rival Sons.Monday 23rd May 2016
    'Hollow Bones' is the brand new studio album from Long Beach, California rock 'n' roll phenomenon Rival Sons, their first since the release of 'Great Western Valkyrie' in 2014, an album which charted in 14 countries around the world and saw the band appear on 'Later... with Jools Holland' in the UK, 'The Late Show with David Letterman' in the US, play at the Glastonbury and Isle of Wight festivals, and win consistently rave reviews for their pulsating live shows.

    Vocalist Jay Buchanan said "Each record we've made has been part of a distillation toward revealing the band's essence. This record, finally is the release of the unapologetic, wild beast that has long lived within the ribs of Rival Sons howling to be freed."  Recorded in Nashville's LCS studios, 'Hollow Bones' sees recent  2 x Grammy winner Dave Cobb on producer duties yet again who commented "Rival Sons are the best rock 'n' roll band on the planet!"

    Having supported some of the biggest and best names in rock history, including being hand-picked to support Black Sabbath on their current final world tour, following sold out tour after sold out tour, and recently being added to the main stages at Europe's premier festivals such as Download UK (main stage Sat. 11th June), Download France, and Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park in Germany, the Rival Sons rock 'n' roll train continues to gain momentum, with the new album ready to propel the band even further than before.

    Arguably the most soulful voice in rock music today, Jay Buchanan's vocal performance on the album is as fiery and passionate as ever. Infused perfectly with Scott Holiday's fuzzy guitars, powerful bass lines courtesy of Dave Beste, and held together by the precise drumming of Michael Miley, the lead single, "Hollow Bones Pt. 1" and the electrifying anthem "Pretty Face" encapsulate the refined and perfected Rival Sons sound. The final track, "All That I Want", is a tender, touching finale, where the guitars take a backseat, allowing Buchanan to deliver a raw and genuinely breathtaking performance.

    Always a band who feel artwork is as much a part of the album experience as the music, their first outing was a collaboration with legendary artist Storm Thorgerson, known for many iconic album covers from the likes of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.  This time they have teamed up with artist Martin Wittfooth, whose intensely allegorical paintings all suggest the future of the human condition on a piece called "Rainsong". Guitarist Scott Holiday commented "I discovered Martin Wittfooth about half way through making 'Hollow Bones'. I was immediately drawn into his work. I loved his imagery with animals and felt it was calm and unnerving all at the same time. I also loved the touch of whimsy and beautiful psychedelic overtones he used. First time I saw his work I immediately felt it was right for this album. I won't try to overly interpret the album cover or explain in detail why I believe it works perfectly with the album..but I can safely say I think this just might be my favorite cover of ours yet."

    Rival Sons are currently the sole support on the current Black Sabbath The End Tour, and their only UK scheduled date is Download Festival's main stage on Saturday 11th June.

    Official site - http://www.rivalsons.com

    Rival Sons tour dates with Black Sabbath:
    * = Rival Sons only
    Jun. 01 - Budapest, Hungary - Groupama Arena
    Jun. 03 - Nuremburg, Germany - Rock Im Park *
    Jun. 05 - Mendig, Germany - Rock Am Ring *
    Jun 06  - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg *
    Jun. 08 - Berlin, Germany - Waldebuhne
    Jun. 11 - Donington, UK - Download Festival *
    Jun. 12 - Paris, France - Download Festival *
    Jun. 13 - Verona, Italy - Arena Di Verona
    Jun. 15 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
    Jun. 18 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Festival*
    Jun. 19 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
    Jun. 23 - Halden, Norway - Tons of Rock *
    Jun. 25 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell *
    Jun. 27 - Leipzig, Germany -  Werk 2*
    Jun. 28 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
    Jun. 30 - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
    Jul. 02 - Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena
    Jul. 05 - Riga, Latvia - Arena Latvia
    Jul. 07 - Helsinki, Finland - Monsters of Rock
    Jul. 09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Monsters of Rock
    Jul. 12 - Moscow, Russia - Olympisky Arena
    Jul. 14 - Tonsberg, Norway - Slottsfjell Festival*
    Aug. 17 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
    Aug. 19 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
    Aug. 20 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
    Aug. 21 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
    Aug. 23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
    Aug. 25 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
    Aug. 26 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
    Aug. 27 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
    Aug. 29 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
    Aug. 31 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
    Sep. 01 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
    Sep. 02 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
    Sep. 04 - Chicago,  IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    Sep. 07 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
    Sep. 09 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
    Sep. 10 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
    Sep. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Usana Ampitheatre
    Sep. 13 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
    Sep. 15 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
    Sep. 17 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
    Sep. 19 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl
    Sep. 21 - Phoenix, AZ - AK-Chin Pavilion
    Sep. 24 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheatre

     Starset To Support Breaking Benjamin.

    Starset.Monday 23rd May 2016
    US rock act Starset are set to tour Europe in May/June 2016.  The dates are as follow

    Fri 27th May 2016             Koko, London UK (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Sun 29th May                         Melkweg, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Mon 30th May                       Huxleys, Berlin GERMANY (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Sat 4th June                             Rock Am Ring, Mendig GERMANY FESTIVAL
    Sun 5th June                            Rock Im Park, Nurnberg GERMANY FESTIVAL
    Mon 6th June                          X-Tra, Zurich SWITZERLAND (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Tues 7th June                         Alcatraz, Milan ITALY (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Tues 14th June                      DOCKS, Hamburg GERMANY (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Fri 17th June                          Stadium Live, Moscow RUSSIA (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Sat 18th June                          A2, St Petersburg RUSSIA (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Mon 20th June                       Debaser Media, Stockholm SWEDEN (support to Breaking Benjamin)

    2014 saw Starset release their debut album "Transmissions" to widespread critical acclaim. Lead single "My Demons" was playlisted across UK radio. The band are currently finalizing their new studio album which is due for release in the fall in 2016.

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

    Starset have sold over 85,000 albums and more than 400,000 tracks to date worldwide. The band also has over 100 Million Streams and 350 Million Youtube views worldwide.

    You can read more about Starset and The Starset Society here:
    http://starsetonline.com/    http://thestarsetsociety.org/

     Wilson Release Video For 'Windows Down'.

    Wilson.Monday 23rd May 2016
    Detroit rockers WILSON offer a glimpse of life on the road in their latest video for 'Windows Down', which you can watch premiering exclusively on VEVO here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/wilson/Windows-Down!/USRZR1600113.  The clip was partly shot on their recent UK tour and US dates.

    When describing the idea behind the video, vocalist Chad Nicefield explains, "With this piece, we wanted to take you into the belly of the beast of WILSON. We pride ourselves on being 5 dudes that work hard, so we can party hard. The footage here is mostly taken from our recent adventures overseas, where we headlined shows for the very first time outside of North America.  We shared rooms with some incredible people while over there, embraced our roots of small sweaty venues and even spliced in footage of WILSON at home and in our stank box of a van, Betty White.  It truly captures our spirit as a band and the objective we have set out to accomplish - FUCKERY WORLDWIDE!  Buckle in you freaks 'cause it's 'Dicks Up, Windows Down!'...and here comes that sweet, sweet fuckery sound!"

    'Windows Down' is the third video from the band's second album, 'Right To Rise' (produced by Johnny Andrews) and is out now via Razor & Tie.  You can snap up the album at iTunes and Amazon. The 'Windows Down' video was directed and produced by Ray Rivard & Wilson.

    After wrapping up a UK headlining tour in February, WILSON have spent the past couple of months on the road in the United States, playing select dates with Megadeth, We Came As Romans and Monster Truck.  They will continue to tour throughout 2016 in support of 'Right To Rise'. Stay tuned for more tour dates soon (current tour dates listed below).

    May 17 – Waterloo, IA – Sicoli's +
    May 19 – Libertyville, IL – Austin's +
    May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range*
    May 24 – Johnson City, TN – Capone's +
    May 25 – Montgomery, AL – Rock Bottom +
    May 27 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma*
    July 15 – Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA*
    July 16 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest*

    * festival dates
    + with Avatar 

     The Amity Affliction Announce New Album

    Amity Affliction.Monday 23rd May 2016
    Roadrunner Records' group, The Amity Affliction, have announced details of their widely anticipated new album. THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK, the platinum-certified Australian band's new LP will arrive on August 12th (see attached album art). The band - Joel Birch [Vocals], Ahren Stringer [Bass, Vocals], Ryan Burt [Drums] and Dan Brown [Guitar] - detailed the new material in a press conference earlier today hosted by former Triple J radio host / Frenzal Rhomb guitarist, Lindsay McDougall which can be viewed on the band's Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/theamityafflictionofficial) .

    THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK will be available later today for pre-order in a variety of limited edition physical bundles via www.theamityaffliction.net, with all DSP pre-orders going live Thursday, May 19th at 12:00AM local time.  All digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of the album's gripping first single, "I Bring The Weather With Me" which debuted today along with the track's official music video.  "I Bring The Weather With Me" is streaming now at www.theamityaffliction.net and on the band's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/amityofficial.

    Furthermore, The Amity Affliction have announced a run of Australian headline shows taking them back to venues they haven't played in over 4 years. After a massive arena tour in December 2015, these new dates will see The Amity Affliction getting up close and personal with their Australian fans in smaller and more intimate venues. Tickets for the upcoming dates will only be available for purchase with pre-orders of THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK at www.24hundred.net through Sunday, May 22nd with a limited amount of tickets released to the general public the following week.  Very shortly, The Amity Affliction will head to the UK where they will embark on a series of festival dates and headline shows with highly anticipated sets slated for the Slam Dunk Festival and Download Festival.   Following the UK run The Amity Affliction will then touch down in the US for a string of stateside festival dates kicking off September 10th at Denver, Colorado's High Elevation festival. For complete details and ticket information, please see www.theamityaffliction.net/tour.

    Deeply personal and emotionally wrenching, THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK is The Amity Affliction's most transformative and revealing record yet. Recorded by producer and longtime collaborator Will Putney at Melbourne's Holes and Corners with additional drum tracking done at Sing Sing Studios, the album finds The Amity Affliction evolving their signature powerful and cathartic song craft.  Both ambitious and grand, album standouts "This Could Be Heartbreak" and "All Fucked Up" are equal parts heavy and hopeful. 

    THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK follows The Amity Affliction's ARIA platinum-certified #1 album, LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME, which proved an to be an international breakthrough for the group.  LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME marked The Amity Affliction's second consecutive time topping the ARIA Album Chart following 2012's gold-certified CHASING GHOSTS. More recently, the band released SEEMS LIKE FOREVER, the #1 ARIA gold-certified documentary chronicling The Amity Affliction's history up through their epic "Let The Ocean Take Me World Tour," which saw the band performing in front of sold-out crowds around the globe.  The Amity Affliction have established themselves as leading force in the heavy music world.

    1. I Bring The Weather With Me
    2. This Could B Heartbreak
    3. Nightmare
    4. Tearing Me Apart
    5. O.M.G.I.M.Y.
    6. All Fucked Up
    7. Fight My Regret
    8. Some Friends
    9. Wishbone
    10. Note To Self
    11. Blood In My Mouth

    >MAY 28                SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL                      LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
    MAY 29                SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL                      BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
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    JUN 04                  ROCK IM PARK                                   NÜRNBERG, GERMANY
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    JUN 08                  ACADEMY GREEN ROOM                 DUBLIN, IRELAND
    JUN 10                  DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL                      DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM
    JUN 11                  GREENFIELD                                       INTERLAKEN, SWITZERLAND
    JUN 12                  NOVA ROCK FESTIVAL                      NICKELSDORF, AUSTRIA
    JUN 13                  SECOND SKIN                                     ATHENS, GREECE
    JUN 15                  RCA                                                     LISBON, PORTUGAL
    JUN 16                  HARD CLUB                                        PORTO, PORTUGAL
    JUN 18                  HELLFEST                                            CLISSON, FRANCE
    JUN 19                  GRASPOP                                           DESSEL, BELGIUM
    JUN 20                  TOWER                                               BREMEN, GERMANY
    JUN 21                  STICKY FINGERS                                 GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN
    JUN 22                  JOHN DEE                                           OSLO, NORWAY
    JUN 24                  JERA ON AIR                                       YSSELSTEYN, NETHERLANDS 
    JUN 25                  GARAGE                                               SAARBRÜCKEN, GERMANY
    JUN 26                  VAUDEVILLE                                       LINDAU, GERMANY
    JUN 27                  SALZBURG ROCKHOUSE                   SALZBURG, AUSTRIA
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    AUG 31                 170 RUSSELL                                      MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
    SEP 10                  HIGH ELEVATION                               DENVER, COLORADO
    SEP 18                  ROCK ALLEGIANCE                            CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA
    SEP 24                  TEXAS MUTINY                                  DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TEXAS

     Buckcherry Tour Dates.

    Buckcherry.Monday 23rd May 2016
    The Holiday are a four piece, pop-rock band originating from Eastbourne, UK, formed in the late summer of 2015. The band released their first single 'Hindsight' at the end of last year, which received a great response from their new found fans! The guys got their heads down, and began writing for their debut EP, which they are thrilled to be announcing today. 'The Good Life', is set for release on July 29th

    "We are very excited to announce that our debut EP 'The Good Life' will be released on the 29th July, we put a lot of hard work and love into t Los Angeles' notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band, Buckcherry, are set to tour the UK and Eire in late 2016. The band will also release a deluxe  edition of their 2015 studio album "Rock 'N' Roll" via F-Bomb Records/Caroline.  2016 is a special year for the band – being the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed "15" album and the huge rock hit that was "Crazy Bitch".

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

    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
    11. The Feeling Never Dies featuring Gretchen Wilson *bonus track
    12. Gettin' Started * bonus track
    13. Cannonball *bonus track
    14. Beast Of Burden (The Rolling Stones) *bonus track
    15. Mama Kin (Aerosmith) * bonus track

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

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

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

      Headline shows go on sale on Friday 6th May 2016 at all usual outlets.his record and can't wait for people to hear it!"
      Richard Dack, Vocals / Rhythm Guitar. He continues,

      "The EP is inspired by feelings that most people our age go through; excitement for the future but also the apprehension and fear of failing at what we want to achieve in life."

      The band opened for Roam at their Album Release show, back in January, and have more touring action in the pipeline to support their first EP release! 

      "2016 will hopefully be a good year for us, we can't wait to see the response the EP gets when it's released, hopefully it will lead onto bigger things for the band, as well as a tour or two this year!" The Holiday

     Thrice Announce One Off London Show To Coincide With Reading And Leeds Festival.

    Thrice.Monday 23rd May 2016
    Just last month Country's Orange Country's Thrice announced the release of their ninth studio album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. The album was produced by Eric Palmquistand will be released on 17th June, 2016 via Vagrant Records/BMG.  Today, the band have announced a London show ahead of their appearence at Reading & Leeds Festival as well as fans being able to watch the eerie new video for the album single 'Black Honey.' Watch here or by clicking below http://smarturl.it/BlackHoney

    Thursday  25-Aug-16  London Electric Ballroom
    Artist Presale Thursday 19th May – 9am
    General Sale Friday 20th May – 9am  TICKETS HERE OR HERE

    Friday 26- Aug-16 Reading festival The Pit Stage

    Saturday 27-Aug-16 Leeds Festival The Pit Stage

    When a band announces a hiatus, the news is generally met with a sigh from the fans and the sinking feeling that this is it; it's all over. But back in 2012 when Thrice pressed pause on their collective career there was little doubt in singer Dustin Kensrue's mind that this was the respite he needed personally, and that this would mean the band could eventually continue creatively. 
    It wasn't till around Thanksgiving 2014 that Dustin fired off a group text that would start to bring their lives back together. Sent after he and Teppei caught a particularly inspiring Brand New concert, the wheels were slowly set in motion. Due to their disparate living locales, the quartet began to share scraps of songs and ideas online, a process that's commonplace for many, but somewhat foreign to a group used to thrashing out the majority of a record together in one room—and of course, they eventually did. In January and February 2016 Thrice reconvened in Southern California for a period of six weeks to lay down their ninth album, To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere, with the help of producer Eric Palmquist

    For this record the singer found he was variously inspired by Stephen King's seminal book On Writing, philosopher Seneca the Younger, and his feelings on modernity's relentless connectivity, not to mention the relentless updates of news at home and around the globe. Dustin calls To Be Everywhere... his most vulnerable and most politically-minded album to date.

    Pre-Order To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere:
    iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TBEITBN
    Store/Physical: http://smarturl.it/ThriceStore
    Amazon: http://smarturl.it/TBEITBNAmz
    To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere Track List

    Blood On The Sand
    The Window
    Wake Up
    The Long Defeat
    Black Honey
    Stay With Me
    Death From Above
    Salt And Shadow

     Equilibrium Reveal Artwork For New Album.

    EquilibriumMonday 23rd May 2016
    German epic metal pioneers, EQUILIBRIUM, will set aflame a brand new bonfire this summer with their fifth studio album. Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost two years working on this new opus called 'Armageddon'. The result is rather dark, yet still contains the bombast and folk elements of the previous records.

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

    René states: "Once more, Skadi created a wonderful piece of art, which captures the more darker atmosphere of 'Armageddon' perfectly. As on the album, you can discover a lot of details in the artwork as well. Skadi's style - traditionally drawn motifs become one overall picture digitally - fits marvelously to our music. Again and again, it's an exciting feeling if the music becomes even more concrete and livelier by the artwork."

    'Armageddon' will be released on August 12th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.
    Stay tuned for more details!

    24.06.  FIN       Nummijärvi - Nummirock
    13.07.  H         Dunaujvaros - Rockmaraton Festival
    14.07.  D         Balingen - Bang Your Head!!! Festival
    15.07.  D         Neukirchen-Vluyn - Dong Open Air
    05.08.  D         Wacken - Wacken Open Air
    11.08.  E          Villena - Leyendas Del Rock
    12.08.  D         Schlotheim - Party.San Open Air
    17.08.  D         Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
    20.08.  S          Falun - Sabaton Open Air

     Saliva Announce New Studio album.

    Saliva.Monday 23rd May 2016
    With nine studio albums, including one gold and platinum and a 2002 Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance for "Your Disease" under their belts, you wouldn't think Saliva –formed 1996 in Memphis, TN – would have anything left to prove. But that's simply not the case.

    With their ninth studio album, the aptly titled Love, Lies & Therapy, which is slated for release on June 10, 2016, on Universal Music Enterprises – and second with lead vocalist Bobby Amaru joining co-founding member, lead guitarist Wayne Swinny, drummer Paul Crosby and newest member bassist Brad Stewart – Saliva has been reenergized. Thanks to Amaru, who produced most of the album (with co-producers Nolan Neal and Damien Starkey) and wrote or co-wrote all the originals, the band has found a new energy and expanded their signature anthemic choruses and crunching riffs into different directions, with power ballads ("Tragic Kind Of Love," "Break Down," "The Loneliest Know" and "Hand In Hand") alongside typical scorchers like "Trust," "Bitch Like You," "Unshatter Me," "Rx" and the rap-rock-flavored "Go Big Or Go Home."  Adding to the eclectic approach is an unlikely, but powerful cover of Michael Jackson's "They Don't Care About Us," a single from his 1996 album, HIStory, Past Present and Future, Book 1.

    "It's time to ignite/I refuse to lose/Cause I've come alive," insists Amaru in "Refuse To Lose," as he sets the template for Love, Lies & Therapy, which lives up to its name as a penetrating glimpse into the horrors of addiction – to either another person or drugs. "I'm addicted to the pain/It was all for you," he sings in "Tragic Kind Of Love," while in "Bitch Like You," he confronts the issue straight-on. "Starving your addiction leave you/Leaves you wanting more."  In "Unshatter Me," Amaru cries out, "Kneel down and put me back together fix me like before/You crush me when you touch me then I spill out on the floor" and in the explicit "Rx," he leaves no doubt what he's singing about: "I've got a loaded gun but can't pull the trigger/You're the poison in my veins you're the cancer/I can't fight it off/I can't fight this disease."

    Saliva does intend to overcome, though, as in "Go Big Or Go Home," where Amaru insists "It's my time to rise so let's go," or the closing "Hand In Hand," an elegiac, Led Zeppelin-esque number that seems to put his troubles behind him: "So I'll see you soon old friend/And we'll burn hand in hand," with a chilling Wayne Swinny guitar solo doing the honors in burying the past and facing the future.

    On Love, Lies & Therapy, Saliva dig deep, transforming themselves into a refurbished rock band that takes the best from their impressive legacy and launches into a promising present.

     Onerepublic Release New Single 'Wherever I Go'.

    Onerepublic.Monday 23rd May 2016
    Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated quintet OneRepublic release their new single, "Wherever I Go," today on Polydor Records. The new single is available for digital download and streaming via all participating digital retailers on Friday, May 13th.  The track was written and produced by Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle and Noel Zancanella and will be featured on the band's fourth studio album which will be released later this year.

    A video for "Wherever I Go" — directed by Joseph Kahn (Taylor Swift, Eminem) and featuring actor Kenneth Choi (American Crime Story, Wolf of Wall Street, and Sons of Anarchy)
    — will premiere on Vevo on May 17th. 

    OneRepublic first announced the release of "Wherever I Go" by mailing out hand-written postcards to their fans all over the world. The postcards asked recipients to post a picture of the card in the most beautiful or memorable place in their city with the hashtag #WhereverIGo. Posts have begun appearing from countries such as UK, United States, Indonesia and Brazil.

    The soulful, rhythmic "Wherever I Go" is the first music to be released from OneRepublic's upcoming fourth album, which will be released later this year by Polydor Records. The band will perform the single for the first time on UK live TV on Britain's Got Talent semi-finals on May 23rd. The band tweeted that the album is "new, modern, different, unlike anything we've done."
    The album will be the follow-up to OneRepublic's 2013 album Native, which went platinum in the UK and included the top ten singles 'Love Runs out',  'I Lived', 'If I Lose Myself' and the number 1 selling 'Counting Stars' which sold over 10 million downloads worldwide.

    OneRepublic, which is Tedder, guitarist Zach Filkins, drummer Eddie Fisher, guitarist Drew Brown, and bassist Brent Kutzle, released their debut album Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The album included the smash single "Apologize," which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy nomination. The band's second album, 2009's Waking Up, produced three singles: "All the Right Moves," "Secrets," and "Good Life." Tedder is also a Grammy-winning songwriter and producer who has worked with such artists as Taylor Swift, Adele, Beyoncé, U2, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5, and many others.

     Volbeat Welcome New Bass Player.

    Volbeat.Monday 23rd May 2016
    Volbeat who recently returned from their first tour this year announces a new band member.

    ”We are happy to announce that Kaspar Boye Larsen is officially now the new bass player in VOLBEAT. We just got back from a great US tour and Kaspar showed as we expected that he's the real deal. The fans love him and we can't wait for the rest of you to hook up with us as a full band again on our coming shows.”

    Kaspar Larsen has previously been part of punk rock outfit The Hitchcocks and alt metal The Kandidate, and even went on a tour with Volbeat as a support act in 2010. Kaspar Boye Larsen will have his European debut on Rock am Ring June 3rd, same day as the album is released worldwide. Kaspar elaborates:

    "10 years ago I returned from VOLBEAT’s very first European tour that I joined as a tour session bass player. I was so proud of playing with one of my favorite bands and loaded with great memories of good times but also sad that it was over. A lot of things have happened in the meantime but the songs are as great as ever and I’m super stoked to be joining one of my favorite bands on stage, only this time on a permanent basis! I’m very grateful that the guys thought of me after all these years and I can’t wait to see you all out there!"

    The Devil’s Bleeding Crown video: http://vevo.ly/cjAy2c 

    You will also see Kaspar Boye Larsen featured in the brand new music video to The Devil’s Bleeding Crown which is out now! The video was filmed in an old country house, that was just about to be demolished – a perfect setting for a rock party with a New Orleans underworld twist and a crowd on fire. Directed by Plastic Kid, whom the band worked with previously on “16 Dollars”, “Cape Of Our Hero” and “Lonesome Rider".

    The Devil’s Bleeding Crown was the first sounds released from the highly anticipated forthcoming album "Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie"; The song rocketed directly in as # 1 on Billboard’s mainstream rock songs chart in the States and topped the charts in several European countries including the band’s home turf.

    The new album is released worldwide June 3rd.

     Oasis To Release 'Supersonic DVD'.

    Oasis.Monday 23rd May 2016
    The band’s 1994 groundbreaking debut single, Supersonic instantly became an acclaimed rock ’n' roll anthem.

    Supersonic is the word that truly sums up the phenomenal journey that took Oasis from releasing their first single in 1994, to record-breaking sellout shows at Knebworth Park in 1996, where 2.6 million people applied for tickets. The band played to 125,000 fans per night - they could have played 20 nights. 

    From Award-winning filmmaker Mat Whitecross and Academy Award-winning producer James Gay Rees (‘AMY'), alongside Fiona Neilson, Simon Halfon and Academy Award-winning executive producer Asif Kapadia, Supersonic documents the bands journey from the moment when Noel Gallagher joined his brother Liam’s band - the two boys who shared a bedroom growing up, were now sharing a stage. 

    From the release of 'Definitely Maybe' - which at that moment became the fastest-selling debut of all time - it was then less than two years before they played their historic shows at Knebworth Park.

    "The love and the vibe and the passion and the rage and the joy that are coming from the crowd, if anything, that’s what Oasis was."

    "Oasis was definitely like a fucking Ferrari, great to look at, great to drive and it will fucking spin out of control every now and again when you go too fast. I loved every minute of it."

    The filmmakers have been given unprecedented access to the band allowing a rare and candid insight into their world along with never before seen archive material.

    Lorton Distribution 
will be releasing the film in the UK this October.

     Zoax Release Long Awaited Debut Album.

    Zoax.Friday 13th May 2016
    Today,  ZOAX have released their eagerly awaited self-titled debut album via Century Media Records!

    This is what the press says about ZOAX:

    “Their first longplayer is due, and it’s a post rock-giant. (…) This album is a gain for every music collection and a must-have for all creative rockers.” – Metal Hammer (GER)

    "One of the most exciting new releases of 2016 so far and shows the band to be far much more than just a passing intrigue" – Already Heard (UK)

    "Zoax are the excitement that the music industry have been out for, for a long time" – Alternative Vision (UK)

    “ZOAX seize the moment to put their unrestrained energy on their debut record. Don’t worry about genre restrictions, just enjoy the music!” – Metal.de (GER)

    “Zoax make a lot of right decisions, as they deliver outstanding melodies in a heavy and compelling manner. If they continue to do so, they might have a bright future. Exciting album.” – Tracks (Swiss)

    The new album is now available as CD Digipak and LP+CD at CMDistro or EMP!

    Or get the digital album at one of the following outlets:

    Also check out the previously released singles “Roses All The Way” and “The Bad Blood”.

    Use this link to watch the video for "Roses All The Way": https://youtu.be/2xhcU_puA2w

    The video for “The Bad Blood” can be watched here: https://youtu.be/taIHRNyrDZI

    Formed in 2013, London-based ZOAX are a band set on creating music that inspire themselves in a seemingly stale and incestuous gene-pool. Still retaining the heaviness of their peers whilst infusing a broad focus on groove and melody, the 5 piece have succeeded in moulding a sound that sets them apart from the monotony of the masses. Feb 2014 saw the band introduce themselves to the world with the debut EP, "XIII". Wetting the palate of listeners, the release lead the band to its 2nd Download Festival performance and on to tours with Cancer Bats, Polar, Feed The Rhino. He Is Legend and Nothing More. Drawing from a wealth of live experience in previous bands such as Rise To Remain, Axewound, Burn Down Rome and Time Is A Thief, the young-group control a stage with the maturity and finesse of the old dogs. With a live show that combines neck-breaking ferocity with Dickensian charisma, ZOAX are quickly cementing themselves as a must-see live band.

    ZOAX live:

    ZOAX supporting FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND (+ Shai Hulud)
    20.05.2016 Forum, London, UK
    21.05.2016 Forum, London, UK

    19.05.2016 Volks Bar, Great Escape, Brighton, UK
    04.06.2016 Camden Rocks, London, UK
    10.06.2016 Download Festival, Pepsi

     Bayside Detail New Album 'Vacancy'.

    Bayside.Friday 13th May 2016
    Bayside, who recently announced the release of their seventh album, Vacancy (Aug. 19, Hopeless Records), share the first new music to be heard from the 11-song album with today's stream of single, "Enemy Lines" (http://smarturl.it/BaysideEnemyLines).

    "This was the most difficult record to make, by far" said singer/guitar player Anthony Raneri in a recent podcast interview with Shane Told's (Silverstein) Lead Singer Syndrome podcast (episode can be heard here: http://apple.co/1X1C5OA). "I moved to Nashville two-and-a-half years ago with my wife and baby. The plan was to go down for a couple of years, plant seeds and move back to NY.  We came down and after a year of being here we split up. I was like, 'do I live in Tennessee now? Alone?'  It was a crazy super isolated time where I didn't know what was going to come next and moved into an apartment to try and sort things out. That's where I wrote the record, I wrote Vacancy in that apartment.  I had a couch, a TV, my bed, a desk, a computer and my guitar – everything else was in boxes, waiting for me to figure out where they were going to go. We were calling it the hotel, which is where the hotel on the cover came from; Vacancy had a double meaning, the physical and emotional experience.  This is the first record I've written that's had a theme to it, I didn't want to write a typical break-up record, it's not about what happened, it's about the aftermath." 

    Pre-orders for Vacancy are available now, with digital pre-orders offering an instant download of "Enemy Lines:" http://smarturl.it/Vacancy.  Physical pre-orders, vinyl, cd as well as various merch bundles can be found here: http://bayside.merchnow.com/.

    'Vacancy' trailer - Bayside members discuss the new album: https://youtu.be/pGJuseqzzMk

    'Vacancy' track listing:
    1. Two Letters
    2. I've Been Dead All Day
    3. Enemy Lines
    4. Not Fair
    5. Pretty Vacant
    6. Rumspringa (Heartbreak Road)
    7. Mary
    8. Maybe, Tennessee
    9. The Ghost
    10. It Doesn't Make It True
    11. It's Not As Depressing As It Sounds

    Bayside embark on a North American tour surrounding the album's release, with the dates launching on Aug. 11 in Ft. Lauderdale.  The Menzingers and Sorority Noise support. Tickets are available now via www.baysidebayside.com.

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

     Brisbane Australia Rockers Aversions Crown To Return To Europe.

    Aversions Crown.Friday 13th May 2016
    Brisbane, Australia alien metallers AVERSIONS CROWN will return to Europe once again this year! This time they'll be destroying the European clubs with Belgian hardcore outfit NASTY, UK-based metallers MALEVOLENCE and German newcomers VITJA. The touring package will be completed by Japanese hardcore group SAND and also US-based metallers VARIALS.

    Tickets on sale now, see below for UK ticket-links. 
    Full dates for the 'Taste Of Anarchy' tour as follows:

    Taste Of Anarchy
    w/ NASTY, MALEVOLENCE, VITJA, SAND (from 15.10.), VARIALS (until 14.10.)
    23.09.  D         Hannover - Musikzentrum
    24.09.  D         Offenbach - Kommune2010
    25.09.  D         Stuttgart - Hallschlag
    26.09.  F          Paris - Glaz'Art
    27.09.  F          Nantes - La Scene Michelet
    28.09.  F          Toulouse - Metronum
    29.09.  E          Vitoria - Sala Jimmy Jazz
    30.09.  P          Lisboa - tbc
    01.10.  E          Madrid - tbc
    02.10.  E          Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz 3
    03.10.  F          Les Pennes Mirabeau, Marseille - Le Jas Rod
    05.10.  F          Montbelliard - tbc
    06.10.  CH       Genf - Usine
    07.10.  CH       Aarau - Kiff
    08.10.  I           Neumarkt, Bozen - Point
    09.10.  D         Lindau - Club Vaudeville
    10.10.  D         Munich - Hansa 39
    11.10.  A          Salzburg - Rockhouse
    12.10.  CZ        Prague - Rock Café
    13.10.  H         Budapest - Dürer Kert
    14.10.  A          Vienna - Szene Wien
    15.10.  D         Hämmern - Back To Reality
    16.10.  B          Antwerpen - Zappa
    17.10.  D         Saarlouis - JUZ
    18.10.  PL        Poznan - Pod Minoga
    19.10.  D         Berlin - Lido
    20.10.  D         Rostock - Peter Weiss Haus
    21.10.  D         Leipzig - Conne Island
    22.10.  NL        Einhoven - Dynamo
    23.10.  UK       Manchester - Sound Control
    24.10.  UK       Glasgow - G2
    25.10.  UK       Birmingham - Rainbow
    26.10.  UK       London - Underworld
    27.10.  NL        Utrecht - Pandora
    28.10.  D         Köln - Essigfabrik (»Taste Of Anarchy Fest«)
    29.10.  D         Hamburg - Logo

    Check out AVERSIONS CROWN's latest track, 'Erebus', here: https://youtu.be/eb5z5AULWCw
    Get the song here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/erebus-single/id1075866928 

    Get your ears blasted by 'Parasites': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkYliL7KIQs

    Order AVERSIONS CROWN's current record, Tyrant, directly from Amazon:
    More on 'Tyrant':
    'Vectors' OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKAu9V5-TDk
    'Earth Steriliser' OFFICIAL ON-THE-ROAD VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD6N-54ljns
    'The Glass Sentient' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tFYdzSB8bI
    'Avalanche'  OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPUl5SUsnF0
    'Overseer' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5rHbe6SJ9E
    'Hollow Planet' OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PohkXMBxtNM

     Gates Debut New Single 'Empty Canvas'.

    Gates.Thursday 12th May 2016
    Yesterday, Substream is debuted the second single "Empty Canvas" from Gates upcoming album,Parallel Lives, out June 3rd via Pure Noise Records.  The track is now available on youtube by clicking the link below.  The band will tour with La Dispute and Thrice this summer across the USA.  The physical pre-order is now available through Pure Noise Records here, and digitally through iTunes here.

    Stream "Empty Canvas" now

    You can also check out their first single, "Habit", which premiered on Noisey here.   

    Living in New York City, Gates' Kevin Dye began to look at the world differently. It's that inspiration that birthed Parallel Lives, the indie rock quintet's sophomore album out June 3 on Pure Noise Records. Co-produced by Dye and Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, As Tall As Lions), the album features the band experimenting with different instruments as they reach new sounds.

    "Trying to absorb and deal with how you can't know everyone, and you won't ever know how they affect your lives or how you're affecting others with simple things you're saying or doing. I tried to hone in on that and use these songs to get that point across."

    The album mirrors life's series of altering paths: songs reference each other in lyrics and style, but sound wildly different from one moment to the next. Without Dye always playing guitar, songs like the ethereal "Empty Canvas" and the Patty-Griffin-inspired piano song "Fade" are the epitome of Gates' blend of core lyrical songwriting and atmospheric heaviness. The songs were tirelessly revised: "Penny" began as a Pedro the Lion-esque ditty before becoming a faster, more upbeat number, and the beginning of "Habit" changed entirely.

    "I've never felt so much joy and satisfaction as when the five of us came together for this."
    Parallel Lives tracklist:
    1. Forget
    2. Habit
    3. Eyes
    4. Shiver
    5. House & Home
    6. Empty Canvas
    7. Color Worn
    8. Fade
    9. Penny
    10. Left Behind
    11. Parallel Lives

    Tour Dates:

    05/25 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme 
    05/28 - Howell, MI @ Bled Fest
    05/29 - Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theater
    05/30 - Des Moines, IA @ Wolly's
    05/31 - Witchita, KS @ Walnut Street
    06/02 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Flagstaff's Green Room
    06/03 - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
    06/04 - San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
    06/05 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
    06/06 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
    06/07 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
    06/08 - Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
    06/10 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
    06/11 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
    06/12 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
    06/13 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
    06/14 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
    06/15 - Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
    06/16 - New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
    06/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
    06/18 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
    06/19 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
    06/21 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
    06/22 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
    06/23 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
    06/24 - Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theater
    06/25 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

    All Dates w/ La Dispute and Thrice

     The Misfits Reunite For Riot Fest.

    The Misfits.Thursday 12th May 2016
    And they said it would never happen. Never!! 

    However, this September, Original Singer/Songwriter Glenn Danzig, Original Bassist Jerry Only and long-time Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein – for the "First Time in Over 30-Years" – will be stepping onto stage together as "The Original MISFITS" to headline Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver, CO (September 2-4, 2016) and Riot Fest & Carnival in Chicago, IL (September 16-18, 2016).

    From the time of their first gig in 1977, the MISFITS and their iconic imagery went on to become one of the most crucially influential, genre-defying bands to ever emerge from North America, the MISFITS significance extends well beyond the narrowed path of punk rock & hardcore.  Although not cognisant of how significant they would become, what the MISFITS achieved in their initial six-year window deconstructed and redefined rock music.

    All the while, the MISFITS with Danzig's unmistakable voice, Only's ferocious bass sound and the bands anthemic songs, melody-induced choruses and authentically bruising musicianship, cemented their importance with all ensuing generations, whether in arena-filled metal shows or in a sweaty 400-cap club in Tucson.  And for the 'First Time in over Three Decades,' legions of diehard fans from around the world will have the opportunity to hear the Original Band that created thousands of bands in their wake.

    Full line-up announcements for Riot Fest 2016 will be happening shortly.

    Riot Fest Three-Day Passes are now on sale and available on www.riotfest.org or www.ticketfly.com.

     Good Charlotte Reveal New Song 'Life Changes' From Forthcoming 'Youth Authority' Album.

    Good Charlotte.Thursday 12th May 2016
    Multi-platinum-selling pop-punk icons Good Charlotte have announced a new single "Life Changes" taken from their forthcoming sixth studio album "Youth Authority" which will be released on Friday, July 15th via the band's' own indie label MDDN, distributed worldwide through Kobalt.  You can pre-order the album (here) and will be rewarded with instant grat downloads of "Makeshift Love", "40oz Dream" AND starting tomorrow, their new track "Life Changes".  Life Changes will be available on all DSP's on Friday, 13th May.

    You can catch Good Charlotte live in the UK at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals on August 26 - 28th.  Newly announced European dates and select shows on the US Vans Warped tour also below .

    You can catch their full throttle live show at one of the following venues:

    28th Reading, UK Reading Festival
    26th Leeds, UK Leeds Festival
    21st Eindhoven, NL Effenaar
    20th Cologne, DE Live Music Hall
    18th Hasselt, BE Pukklepop


    28th Bonner Springs, KS, Vans Warped Tour
    27th Maryland Heights, MO, Vans Warped Tour
    26th Milwaukee, WI, Vans Warped Tour
    24th Shakopee, MN, Vans Warped Tour
    23rd Tinley Park, IL, Vans Warped Tour
    22nd Auburn Hills, MI, Vans Warped Tour
    21st Cincinnati, OH, Vans Warped Tour
    20th Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Vans Warped Tour
    19th Noblesville, IN, Vans Warped Tour

     The Jezabels Release New Video.

    The Jezabels.Wednesday 11th May 2016
    Australian gothic synth-pop quartet The Jezabels have revealed the hair-raising video for their new single 'My Love Is My Disease'.

    A commuter is tracked through the myriad streets of Tokyo by a rabid, haunting burden in 'My Love Is My Disease'. Kenichi Ito, who is the fastest man in the world on four limbs, plays the stalking attacker in the video.

    Frontwoman Hayley Mary describes the video, "It's about de-stigmatising illness I think, particularly mental illness, but physical too. I guess it can be such a burden for people when they feel alone in it. Maybe the hyperbolic tone of the song is a little bit of an attempt to be a bit self satirical and bring a lightness to the topic of illness, because sometimes owning your ailments, and laughing a little at yourself and the incredible tragicomedy of life helps you get through it I suppose."


    The dark opera of 'My Love Is My Disease' is the latest song to be taken from the band's recently released third album Synthia. It follows on from the industrial swell of 'Come Alive', and the pulsating gyrations of 'Pleasure Drive'.

    Hayley Mary has recently been on a radio tour of the States playing songs from Synthia acoustically. The band hope to reschedule their global headline tour – which has been postponed while keyboardist Heather Shannon undergoes treatment for cancer – as soon as possible.

     Nonpoint Detail New Album 'The Poison Red'.

    Nonpoint.Thursday 12th May 2016
    NONPOINT will release their new album The Poison Red on July 8. Their Spinefarm Records debut is full of NONPOINT's patented, tried-and-true anthems, which fans often look to as a source of inspiration for conquering adversity in their own lives. It's that sort of deep connection with fans that has kept NONPOINT vital for 20 years.

    To herald the release of The Poison Red, NONPOINT have shared the new song "Generation Idiot." Listen to the track and check out the exclusive studio footage, which premiered via Loudwire here.

    The track rails against Internet tough guys and text-message fairweather friends, emphasizing the power of deeper means of communication and connection, which includes music. It's also one of the heaviest songs in the NONPOINT repertoire.

    "This record tells a lot of stories," said vocalist Elias Soriano. "Going from guts to glory. Chasing impossible dreams down the rabbit hole. Harsh and honest words with consequences attached. Uncovered rules for the weak, made by the wicked and heartless.  Recalling fight or flight moments with a deep breath. And it all starts with a warning to all the world's generations past, present and future to look up, look forward and live their lives loose from social media shackles, online bullying, the devaluation of art and music, and to not be absorbed by the dramatic, megalomaniacal side of politics.  Life is right outside of your phone and newsfeed. Go live it and play this record while you do. It'll all start to make sense."

    Fans can pre-order HERE.
    1. "Generation Idiot"
    2. "Foaming At the Mouth"
    3. "Bottled Up Killer Bees"
    4. "Rabbit Hole"
    5. "Chasing White Rabbits"
    6. "Standing In the Flesh"
    7. "Divided.. Conquer Them"
    8. "Radio Chorus"
    9. "Spanish Radio Hour"
    10. "El Diablo"
    11. "No Running Allowed"
    12. "Promises"
    13. "Be Enough"
    14. "My Last Dying Breath

     Breaking Benjamin To Head To The UK For The First Time.

    Breaking Benjamin.Thursday 12th May 2016
    Multi-platinum selling, Breaking Benjamin, are heading over to Europe and the UK for their first ever European tour in the next few weeks, kicking off at London's KOKO (their only UK headline date), before their performance at Download Festival on June 12th. The band are touring in support of their latest release, Dark Before Dawn, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 in the U.S. and dominated U.S. rock radio. The album peaked on iTunes at #1 in 5 countries, #5 in 15 countries and Top 10 in 25 countries!


    5/27/16 – London, UK at Koko
    5/29/16 – Amsterdam, NL at Melkweg (The Max)
    5/30/16 – Berlin, DE at Huxley's
    6/1/16 - Crans-pres- Celigny, CH - Caribana Festival
    6/3/16 - Mendig, DE - Rock Am Ring
    6/4/16 - Nuremburg, DE - Rock Im Park
    6/6/16 – Zurich, CH at X-Tra
    6/7/16 – Milan, IT at Alcatraz

     The Struts Announce More UK Shows.

    The Struts.Thursday 12th May 2016
    Critically lauded UK rockers The Struts – who have just been announced as Best British Newcomer nominees for the 2016 Kerrang Awards – are heading back to the UK for a set of brand new live shows. These follow their last raucous performance at London's 100 Club in November last year, which sold out in just five minutes. 

    The dates will see the band return to the capital to lay waste to Camden's Dingwalls, as well as hometown shows in both Bristol and Derby, where the band collectively originate from. The run will end in Scotland where they'll be appearing at this year's T In The Park Festival alongside the likes of The Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The 1975 and many more.

    July 5th – London, Dingwalls
    July 6th – Bristol, Thekla
    July 7th – Derby, The Venue
    July 9th – Perthshire, T In The Park Festival

    In tandem with the new UK shows, the band have also revealed their stunning versatility with a stripped back performance of their latest single 'Kiss This', shot in the US, which can be seen HERE.

    Everybody Wants, the debut album from The Struts, is out now on Polydor/Interscope Records. The album has already received critical acclaim from the likes of Kerrang, Classic Rock, Daily Star, The Sun (Scotland) and many more whilst the band are fast-becoming showbiz favourites due to the burgeoning romance between bassist Jed Elliot and Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall.

    The band are currently tearing apart America, lighting up the airwaves and selling out shows across the country. They're on a mission to bring back the glories of rock and roll. 

    In a recent feature with leading US entertainment publication, Interview Magazine, frontman Luke Spiller said "Things that seemed quite far away, almost unachievable, have suddenly become reachable. It gives you the confidence to push yourself and carry on doing what you're doing. The States have helped massively in that. Radio has embraced us. We've done live television. We've done sold out performances across the country."

    It's no surprise that The Struts' headline shows have been huge successes. They are a riotously exciting live band, full of vaudevillian onstage theatrics and peerless musicianship, who have built up a fervent British fanbase alongside their new-found American fame through non-stop touring and support slots with the likes of The Rolling Stones and Mötley Crüe.

     Meshuggah Announce European Tour.

    Meshuggah.Thursday 12th May 2016
    The ninth wonder of the unnatural world, extreme tech-metal messiah's MESHUGGAH have announced a European tour for Winter 2016.

    The tour-dates will follow the release of the highly anticipated new album expected this Autumn. The band today have shared a teaser video on the upcoming release, which you can check out here: https://youtu.be/pslfVYeMYEM

    Main support for all dates will come from US metallers High On Fire. Tickets go on-sale next Tuesday 17th May.

    Dates as follows:
    22nd November - Berlin (DE) Astra
    23rd November - Amsterdam (NL) Melkweg Max
    24th November - Tilburg (NL) 013
    25th November - Antwerp (BE) - Trix
    26th November - Stuttgart (DE) LKA Longhorn
    27th November - Lyon (FR) Le Transbordeur
    29th November - Madrid (ES) La Riviera
    30th November - Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 1
    1st December - Montpellier (FR) Rokstore
    2nd December - Bologna (IT) Estragon
    3rd December - Milan (IT) Alcatraz
    5th December - Pratteln (CH) Z7
    6th December - Paris (FR) Le Bataclan
    7th December - Cologne (DE) Essigfabrik
    8th December - Hamburg (DE) Markthalle

     With Confidence stream New Song And Kick Off UK Tour.

    With Confidence.Thursday 12th May 2016
    Four-piece Australian alternative rock band With Confidence released their new single 'Higher' off their upcoming album 'Better Weather' today! The song is now available for streaming, here:  http://smarturl.it/WithConHigher

    With Confidence recently announced the release of their debut full-length album, 'Better Weather'. The album is set to drop on June 17th, 2016 on Hopeless Records. The band also recently released a new song and music video for the single 'Keeper'. Fans can watch the video now on the official Hopeless Records YouTube channel here: http://smarturl.it/KeeperVideo

    'Better Weather' is now available for physical and digital pre-order:
    MerchNow: http://smarturl.it/withconfidencemerch
    iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BetterWeather

    Check out the music video for 'We'll Be Okay,' which appears on the upcoming album, here: smarturl.it/wellbeokayvideo

    Formed in 2012 in Sydney, With Confidence is lead vocalist/bassist Jayden Seeley, backing vocalist/guitarist Inigo Del Carmen, guitarist Luke Rockets, and drummer Joshua Brozzesi. The band's sophomore EP 'Distance' was released on January 13, 2015 and received an overwhelming response from fans. This helped the EP skyrocket to #2 on the iTunes Alternative charts and #10 on the overall iTunes albums chart.

    The four-piece's popularity is a product of solid touring and hard work, previously supporting the likes of You Me At Six, Tonight Alive, Neck Deep, State Champs, Real Friends, The Maine and more. They've most recently been in Japan as support to The Wonder Years. Currently, With Confidence is touring the UK with As It Is and set to play Slam Dunk festival later this month. Then they'll cross the ocean to the US to spend the summer on Vans Warped Tour.

    UK TOUR (with As It Is)
    May 12 – London, UK - Underworld
    May 13 – London, UK - Underworld
    May 14 – Southampton, UK - 1865
    May 16 – Plymouth, UK - Hub
    May 17 – Bristol, UK - Fleece
    May 18 –Swansea, UK - Scene
    May 19 - Carlisle, UK - Brickyard
    May 20 – Newcastle, UK - Academy II
    May 21 - Aberdeen, UK - Tunnels
    May 22 - Glasgow, UK - King Tut's
    May 23 - Sheffield, UK - Leadmill
    May 24 – Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
    May 25 – Liverpool, UK - Arts Club
    May 27 – Nottingham, UK – Basement
    May 28 – Leeds, UK – Slam Dunk Festival
    May 29 – Birmingham, UK - Slam Dunk Festival
    May 30 – Hatfield, UK - Slam Dunk Festival

     Pierce The Veil Stream Forthcoming Album 'Misadventures'.

    Pierce The Veil.Wednesday 11th May 2016
    Pierce the Veil have released a medley stream of forthcoming album 'Misadventures' via Spotify. New album 'Misadventures is 13th May via Fearless Records. Pre-order the album from www.piercetheveil.net

    You can listen to the stream here 

    Misadventures is the follow up to the band's breakthrough album, 2012's Collide With The Sky that has sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide.  The band - Vic Fuentes/vocals, guitar, Tony Perry/guitar, Jaime Preciado/bass, and Mike Fuentes/drums - recorded Misadventures on and off between Summer 2014 and Summer 2015, working again with producer Dan Korneff who co-produced Collide.  On Misadventures, PTV spins together eleven sonic stories driven by a high-energy hard rock soundtrack. Lead track Texas Is Forever has already had over 1 million views.

    Pierce The Veil are on tour this winter you can see them at the following UK & Ireland tour dates below:
    Friday 25th November Great Hall, Cardiff
    Saturday 26th November O2 Academy, Birmingham
    Sunday 27th November O2 Brixton Academy, London
    Tuesday 29th November Rock City, Nottingham
    Wednesday 30th November O2 Academy, Newcastle
    Thursday 1st December Barrowlands, Glasgow
    Friday 2nd December Academy 1, Manchester
    Sunday 4th December Mandela Hall, Belfast
    Monday 5th December Academy, Dublin
    Tuesday 6th December Academy, Dublin

     Carnifex Announce Details Of New Album.

    Carnifex.Wednesday 11th May 2016
    CA based metal outfit CARNIFEX, will release their new album entitled Slow Death on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The record was produced and recorded by CARNIFEX and Mick Kenney (ANAAL NATHRAKH, BLEEDING THROUGH), and co-produced by Jason Suecof (DEATH ANGEL, CHELSEA GRIN, JOB FOR A COWBOY. Slow Death was mixed by Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator, Godmachine.

    Check out a quick teaser of music and the album artwork here.

    "Album number six, over 10 years as a band and we have more fire and passion than ever," comments vocalist Scott Ian Lewis. "This album will reshape our genre and be looked back on as an album that started a new movement for aggressive, dark metal. We're going to show those who love us and those who hate us just how far reaching our ambition is."

    Slow Death track list:
    01. Dark Heart Ceremony
    02. Slow Death
    03. Drown Me In Blood
    04. Pale Ghost
    05. Black Candles Burning
    06. Six Feet Closer To Hell
    07. Necrotoxic
    08. Life Fades To A Funeral
    09. Countess Of The Crescent Moon
    10. Servants To The Horde

    CARNIFEX's latest release, Die Without Hope, reached #98 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release in March 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. The record also reached #8 on the Hard Rock Charts.

     Attica Rage To Release New Studio Album 'Warheads LTD' In June.

    Attica Rage.Wednesday 11th May 2016
     Scottish heavy rock titans Attica Rage are set to release their eagerly-awaited new studio album "Warheads LTD" on 6th June 2016 worldwide on Off Yer Rocka Recordings. The album was produced, engineered and mixed by singer/guitarist Jonny Parr in Attica Rage HQ throughout 2015, with drum tracking and final album mastering completed by longstanding Attica producer/mixer Roddymacaudio. 

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

    "Warheads Ltd" is Attica Rage's fourth studio album containing 10 tracks and a total running time of 44 minutes. It is a diverse mix of catchy rock anthems, heavy metal riffs, epic ballads and even a bass solo instrumental track. Lyrically, the album addresses a wide variety of topics including the Scottish independence debate, the business & profits of war, Alzheimer's Disease and the pressures of modern life. Musically, Attica Rage continue to push boundaries and blur the lines between rock and metal with a liberal dose of punk, blues, Southern rock and orchestral scores thrown into the pot.
    A healthy appreciation of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society can be heard throughout, with the sneer, grit n' snarl of The Almighty and Motörhead. Iron Maiden, Metallica and Anthrax can be referenced too, but delve a little further into the album and there are nods to the Southern-rock roots of Blackfoot and the atmospheric blues of Gilmour's Pink Floyd. Attica Rage proudly wear their influences on their tattooed sleeves.

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

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

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

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

    Attica Rage 2016 Tour Dates

    29/05      BISHOPTON Erskine Motorbike Meet
    16/07      MANCHESTER SOS Festival 2016
    28/08      NORTHWICH Rockwich 2016
    29/09      NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Head of Steam
    30/09      WORKINGTON Carnegie Theatre
    01/10      MANCHESTER Rebellion
    15/10      LIVERPOOL The Krazyhouse
    21/10      DUBLIN On The Rox
    22/10      BELFAST Limelight2
    28/10      GLASGOW O2 ABC2
    03/11      LEICESTER Duffy's Bar
    04/11      CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
    05/11      LONDON Black Heart, Camden

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

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

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

    CD Digipack (w/12 page booklet)
    Hi Res Audio (24bit, 48kHz) & Standard Res Audio (16bit, 41kHz)

     Kreator Team Up With Sepultura And Soilwork For Massive Tour.

    Kreator.Wednesday 11th May 2016
    In early 2017, German thrash giants, KREATOR, will tour Europe in support of their upcoming, yet untitled new record. Legendary guitarist/singer Mille Petrozza and his crew will be accompanied by a varied as well as iconic billing. Brazilian-American extreme metal pioneers SEPULTURA are announced to be direct support to the headliners, followed by visionarySwedish melodic death metallers SOILWORK and Belgium's finest death/grind outfit, ABORTED.
    Commented Mille Petrozza: "Finally we are gonna be back on a headlining tour through Europe again. It will be more than two years by then since our last run and we have some amazing ideas for a new stage show, supporting our new album. It will be nothing less than spectacular, I promise! Looking forward to see all of you metal maniacs in 2017. And this will just be the beginning..." 
    KREATOR: Ever since their inception in the early 1980's, KREATOR have pushed boundaries not only in speed/thrash metal in general but also influenced countless bands in other extreme metal genres. With iconic outputs like 'Endless Pain''Pleasure To Kill' and 'Extreme Aggression' under their belt the band is mainly responsible for putting Germany on the map of extreme music.
    Unlike other acts in the genre, KREATOR managed to maintain their status even throughout the difficult 1990's when grunge dominated the music world. Ever since the early 2000's KREATOR have taken their sound and thrash metal in general to the next level by releasing modern classics like 'Violent Revolution''Enemy Of God''Hordes Of Chaos' and most recently 'Phantom Antichrist'. Fans and critics alike are looking forward to what KREATOR will be up to with their next, 14th record.
    SEPULTURA: What is there to say about SEPULTURA that had not been said already? Guitarist extraordinaire, Andreas Kisser, and his gang of extreme metal lunatics have proven to prevail for over 32 years now. Be it the early iconic releases like 'Beneath The Remains' and 'Arise', the huge chartbreaking ones like 'Chaos A.D.' and 'Roots' or modern extreme metal milestones like 'A-lex' or 'The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart'SEPULTURA have shown how versatile and relevant they've always been and still are today. With a brand new record underway, the band will showcase a new brand of chaos at these upcoming shows.  Comments Andreas Kisser "I'm so happy to have the chance to tour with Kreator and Soilwork in Europe. Kreator are one of my main early influences in heavy music, it will be a privilege to share the stage with them. We are going to have a new album out in autumn 2016, and the tour with Kreator will be our first shows in Europe playing the new songs live, I couldn't think of a better way to start this new cycle. Rise Up Sepulnation, 2017 will be an amazing year for all of us, see you all on the tour! DESTROY!"
    SOILWORK: No other European band has been as influential for modern extreme metal as these Swedes. SOILWORK revolutionized melodic death metal the day they started out by adding clean vocals, a forward-thinking mindset, progressive elements and ridiculously great guitarwork. Over the years the band has evolved to something so remarkably unique and set the blueprints for a modern sound other bands gladly took in. With their current masterpiece 'The Ride Majestic' SOILWORK are a great addition to this varied tour bill.
    ABORTED: As one of a few successful artists from Belgium, ABORTED have always stood out from the rest. With the new album, 'Retrogore' out now and their unique blend of death metal and grindcore elements accompanied by sick artworks and brutal live performance, the quartet is set to unleash hell when opening the shows every night. 
    Presented by: EMP, ESP, Meinl, Metal.de, Metal hammer, Metal + Wine, Metalnews.de, Musix, Nuclear Blast, Peta2.de, Piranha, RTN-Touring, Tätowiermagazin, Visions

    Full tour-dates and UK ticket links below, on sale this Friday 13th at 11am.

    02.02.2017 NL – Tilburg, 013
    03.02.2017 DE – Munich, Tonhalle
    04.02.2017 DE – Hamburg, Mehr! Theater
    06.02.2017 DK – Copenhagen, Amager Bio
    07.02.2017 NO – Oslo, Rockefeller
    12.02.2017 EE – Tallinn, Rock Cafe
    13.02.2017 LT – Vilnius, Siemens Arena
    15.02.2017 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
    17.02.2017 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
    18.02.2017 DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
    19.02.2017 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
    21.02.2017 IT – Trezzo, Live Club
    22.02.2017 FR – Grenoble, Summum
    23.02.2017 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
    24.02.2017 ES – Madrid, Riviera
    25.02.2017 FR – Toulouse, Bikini
    26.02.2017 FR – Paris, Bataclan
    28.02.2017 UK – Manchester, Academy
    01.03.2017 IR – Dublin, Vicar Street
    02.03.2017 UK – London, O2 Forum
    03.03.2017 BE – Torhout, De Mast
    04.03.2017 DE – Essen, Grugahalle

     Epica Announce One Off London Show.

    Epica.Wednesday 11th May 2016
    Majestic Dutch symphonic metallers Epica will be back in the UK next year playing a one-off London show at o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire alongside German Power Metallers Powerwolf. 

    'We are excited to return to gorgeous London to promote our upcoming album which will be released later this year. On the 3rd of February, we will play an exclusive show at the legendary Shepherd's Bush Empire in London. We simply can't wait to perform the new songs and a wide array of the entire Epica discography for our English fans at such a beautiful location.' says Epica frontwoman Simone Simons.

    The event will take place on Friday 3rd February 2017.
    Tickets go on sale this Friday 14th May at 10am and are also available as of today through O2's pre-sale.

    Tickets available from myticket.co.uk / seetickets.com
    VIP-upgrades are available from: www.soundrink.com

    Epica have announced the follow up to 2014's critically-acclaimed studio album 'The Quantum Enigma' will be released via Nuclear Blast this Autumn. Stay tuned for more info.

     Sum 41 Sign To Hopeless Records.

    Sum 41.Tuesday 10th May 2016
    Celebrating their 20th Anniversary since starting the band, SUM 41 has announced their signing to Los Angeles' Hopeless Records. This will mark the band's first album in five years, following up 2011's Screaming Bloody Murder, which featured the Grammy Nominated song "Blood In My Eyes." The upcoming album was written, engineered and produced by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley.

    On the signing, Whibley says, "It's crazy to think that we started this band 20 years ago and so much has happened, and it all happened really fast. When I look back at everything it still feels like it's all so recent. I think this a good thing because it still feels like there is still so much to do...which is why I am excited for a new album and to be releasing it with Hopeless Records."

    SUM 41, consisting of five members including Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist Jason McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo, are excited about to join label mates and friends such as New Found Glory, The Used, Neck Deep, All Time Low and more. 

    Averaging more than 300 live performances per year, SUM 41 will hit the road this summer making their way across the US as part of the 2016 Warped Tour, beginning on June 22nd at the Road to Warped Tour in Anchorage, AK and wrapping on August 7th in Pomona, CA.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased, here: http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates/.

    SUM 41 – Upcoming Tour Dates
      Jun 22 - Road to Warped Tour 2016 - Anchorage, AK
      Jun 26 - NRG Park - Main Street Lot - Houston, TX*
      Jun 27 - Mardi Gras World - New Orleans, LA*
      Jun 29 - The Fairgrounds Nashville - Nashville, TN*
      Jun 30 - Lakewood Amphitheater - Atlanta, GA*
      Jul 01 - Vinoy Park - St Petersburg, FL*
      Jul 02 - Tinker Field - Orlando, FL*
      Jul 03 - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL*
      Jul 05 - PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte, NC*
      Jul 06 - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA*
      Jul 07 - Lakeview Amphitheater - Syracuse, NY*  
      Jul 08 - BB&T Pavilion - Camden, NJ*
      Jul 09 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY*
      Jul 10 - Xfinity Theatre - Hartford, CT*
      Jul 11 - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain - Scranton, PA*
      Jul 13 - Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA*
      Jul 14 - Darien Lake Theme Park - Darien Center, NY*
      Jul 15 - First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA*
      Jul 16 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD*
      Jul 17 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ*
      Jul 19 - Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN*
      Jul 20 - Blossom Music Center - Akron, OH*
      Jul 21 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH*
      Jul 22 - The Palace at Auburn Hills - Auburn Hills, MI*
      Jul 23 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater - Tinley Park, IL*
      Jul 24 - Canterburry Park - Shakopee, MN*
      Jul 26 - Marcus Amphitheatre - Milwaukee, WI*
      Jul 27 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Maryland Heights, MO*
      Jul 28 - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater - Bonner Springs, KS*
      Jul 30 - Utah State Park - Salt Lake City, UT*
      Jul 31 - Pepsi Center Arena Lot - Denver, CO*
      Aug 01 - Balloon Fiesta Park - Albuquerque, NM*
      Aug 02 - Salt River Fields - Scottsdale, AZ*
      Aug 05 - Quallcomm Stadium - San Diego, CA*
      Aug 06 - Shoreline Amphitheater - Mountain View, CA*
      Aug 07 - Pomona Fairplex - Pomona, CA*
    * = Warped Tour

     Aug 11 – Rocco Del Schlacko Festival – Puttlingen
     Aug 13 – Taubertal Festival – Rothenburg
     Aug 14 – Sziget Festival – Budapest
     Aug 18 – Open Air Gampel – Gampel
     Aug 19 – Highfield Festival – Grossposna
     Aug 20 – Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen
     Aug 22 – And There Come The Wolves Festival – Wiesen
     Aug 23 – Forum Karlin – Prague
     Aug 24 – Chiemsee Summer Festival – Ubersee
     Aug 26 – Carroponte - Milan

     John Carpenter Announces Reduxe 12's Of Classic Work.

    John Carpenter.Tuesday 10th May 2016
    Much of the power of the best films by the cult director John Carpenter can be attributed to their use of music — music that, more often than not, was composed and performed by Carpenter himself. What began as a necessity for the low-budget productions by Carpenter became a major part of his aesthetic, and established him as a pioneering figure in genre- film score work as well as electronic music in general. Now, flanked by his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies, and with two albums (Lost Themes and Lost Themes II) of non-soundtrack material under his belt, Carpenter has decided to revisit some of his most beloved themes.

    Halloween was Carpenter's breakthrough as a feature film director. Made for $300,000, it was the most profitable independent movie of its day, and to date has spawned several sequels, becoming an renowned franchise; its stories, characters and scores known the world over. The film's pulse is the eerie 5/4 piano theme that Carpenter places at the center of its pivotal scenes. It's a classic theme that stands tall alongside Psycho, Jaws, and The Exorcist as one of the most famous – and greatest – in horror movie history. 

    The dystopian action thriller Escape From New York is another Carpenter classic, uniting the director with his greatest muse, Kurt Russell. The minimal synthesizer theme that tracks Snake Plissken's journey across this ravaged vision of NYC is one of Carpenter's defining works as a composer. 

    Assault on Precinct 13 was the first feature film Carpenter made after film school, and he made it partially as an urban reimagining of Rio Bravo, a film by his idol, Howard Hawks. Assault is a classic, not least of all because it has perhaps Carpenter's best-loved theme. The theme's main synthesizer line, partly inspired by the score to Dirty Harry and Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," is catchy and dread-inducing in equal measure. 

    Carpenter's theme for The Fog is one of his finest, and creepiest. The spooky synthesizer tone in Carpenter's composition evokes the advance of the fog itself, helping to make this a quintessential horror score for a classic horror movie. 

    These 12" releases include the themes to Halloween b/w Escape From New York and Assault on Precinct 13 b/w The Fog, newly rerecorded by Carpenter and his Lost Themes bandmates. May it serve as a bridge between the Horror Master's legendary, still relevant past and his remarkable present.

    Each double A-sided 12' will be available in deluxe limited edition mylar mirrorboard sleeves and as picture discs.

    Watch the live studio video for "Escape From New York" below, directed by Carpenter himself. It was filmed at The Village Recorder studio in Los Angeles and offers a preview of The Horror Master's forthcoming historic debut live performances.

    In the clip, he is accompanied by his son Cody Carpenter on synthesizer and his godson Daniel Davies on guitar, with John Spiker on bass, John Konesky on guitar and Scott Seiver on drums.

    Watch the Escape From New York live studio video directed by Carpenter himself: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3_QOVaBA98

    John Carpenter's US tour kicks off this month! Special blue and red vinyl editions of these 12"s will be available exclusively at the live performances. See full 2016 tour dates below.

    John Carpenter live dates:

    27 Greece, Athens – Piraeus Academy
    28 Greece, Athens – Piraeus Academy
    30 Denmark, Copenhagen - Koncerthuset - Koncertsalen
    02 Spain, Barcelona – Primavera Sound
    14 US, Seattle – Paramount
    15 US, Portland - Arlene Schnitzer
    17 US, Oakland - Fox Theatre
    18 US, Los Angeles – Orpheum
    19 US, Phoenix – Mesa Center for the Arts
    21 US, Denver - Gothic Theatre
    23 US, Austin - Moody Theatre @ ACL LIVE
    24 US, Dallas - Majestic Theater
    03 Iceland, Ásbrú ATP - Iceland
    06 Switzerland, Neuchâtel - International Film Festival
    08 US, New York - Playstation Theatre
    09 US, Philadelphia – Keswick Theatre
    10 US, Pittsburgh – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    12 US, Washington DC - Lincoln Theatre
    15 US, Detroit - The Masonic Temple
    16 US, Chicago – Thalia Hall
    18 US, Milwaukee – Pabst Theatre
    26 Italy, Turin – Today's Festival
    28 Italy, Rome - Auditorium Parco Della Musica / Santa Cecilia Hall
    23 UK, Bristol - Simple Things Festival
    28 UK, Manchester - Albert Hall
    29 UK, Manchester - Albert Hall
    31 UK, London - Troxy
    of fans.

     Supersuckers Announce UK Tour.

    Supersuckers.Tuesday 10th May 2016
    The mighty Supersuckers have lined up a European and UK tour, in the wake of rave reviews of their highly acclaimed new country – tinged studio album ‘Holdin’ The Bag’, released on Steamhammer / SPV at the end of January 2016.

    The Supersuckers’ trademark balance of take-no-prisoners swagger and hardheaded introspection is reflected throughout ‘Holdin’ The Bag’. The album’s eleven songs find them in typically rocking form, while tapping deeply into the band’s longstanding affinity for country music, which has grown increasingly prominent in their output since 1997’s landmark ‘Must’ve Been High’ album. Check out the video for the title track here:- https://youtu.be/zOK8kXuhOu0

    Classic Rock’s Ken Mcintyre proclaimed ‘Holdin’ The Bag’ “A country record made by the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the world. And really, we should qualify country here. We’re talking Hank Williams and Johnny Cash here, not Taylor Swift. You know, the real stuff, vintage and dusty and lonesome on the trail. Head sucker Eddie Spaghetti is clearly in his element here, his gravelly delivery and aw-shucks persona the perfect foil for twangy, tears-in-your-beer numbers like ‘That’s How It Gets Done’ and ‘All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down.’ It’s not all drawls and pedal steel though. The Suckers kick up a decent amount of dust on rowdy rug-cutters like ‘Jibber-Jabber’ and ‘Let’s Bounce’. There is also a great, affecting duet with country-punk superstar Lydia Loveless.”

    Don’t miss the chance to catch this awesome combo live when they fly in from the States to play the following gigs and festival:-

    June 17th          LONDON – Islington 02 Academy
    July 15th           DUBLIN – The Grand Social
    July 16th           KILLARNEY – The Inec Acoustic Club
    July 20th           BRISTOL – The Fleece
    July 21st           MANCHESTER - Club Academy
    July 23rd           LEEDS - Brudenell Social Club
    July 24th           MAIDSTONE - Ramblin’ Man Fair

    Since their 1992 Sub Pop debut, the Supersuckers have toured relentlessly, sharing stages around the world with Social Distortion, Bad Religion, The Ramones, Motörhead, Flogging Molly, Butthole Surfers, Reverend Horton Heat, New York Dolls, The Dwarves, White Zombie and Nashville Pussy. They have also recorded with Steve Earle, Eddie Vedder, Kelley Deal (The Breeders) and Willie Nelson, who they also backed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

    Supersuckers signed to Steamhammer SPV in 2013 to release their ninth studio album, ‘Get The Hell’, in January 2014. Classic Rock’s Malcolm Dome reviewed the LP in March 2014’s issue, stating “Supersuckers’ infectiously groovy approach has always combined 50’s rock’n’roll high school naivety with Cheap Trick style 70s hard rock snap and biting punk energy. ‘Get The Hell’ carries on this tradition. Eddie Spaghetti and his gang want people to smirk as they hit the dance floor to ‘Something About You’, ‘Fuck Up’, ‘Bein’ Bad’ and ‘Rock On’. These have the same unpretentious thrust of the Wildhearts, Hellacopters and Turbonegro, but with the flavor of the Rocky Horror Show. Each song is a charming, fumble-in-the-back-seat anthem.”

    After the band had finished recording ‘Holdin’ The Bag, Eddie was diagnosed with stage-3 throat cancer, forcing the group to cancel a planned European tour and put all their touring activities on temporary hold while he underwent surgery, radiation treatment and rehab. The band’s friends and fans stepped up in droves to lend support, raising over $57,000 to help pay for his treatment, moving Eddie to state that “It’s really humbling, and it’s great to know that so many people care.”

    “If you don’t like ‘Holdin’ The Bag’, then you really don’t like the Supersuckers”, Eddie says. “I really feel like this and ‘Get The Hell’ are the best records we’ve ever made. I feel like, after 25 years, we’re finally getting the hang of this. We’re still that hungry little band that pictures itself being much bigger than it really is.”

     Goo Goo Dolls Announce UK Tour.

    Goo Goo Dolls.Tuesday 10th May 2016
    With their new track 'So Alive' currently the No. 1 most added at hot AC radio in the US, on the Radio 2 playlist in the UK and their new album 'Boxes' released last week,  Goo Goo Dolls are back with a vengeance.

     Goo Goo Dolls — consisting of singer John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac — have already announced a summer headlining tour of amphitheaters and arenas in North America, and are now happy to announce their first UK tour since 2013.  The tour kicks off in Norwich on October 8th and finishes up at London Eventim Apollo on October 14th. Tickets go on sale at 10:00am on Friday 13th May priced £27.50 (except for London which is £29.50) plus booking fees at gigsandtours.com & ticketmaster.co.uk. Doors are 19:00 except Norwich which is 18:30. VIP ticket packages are available at googoodolls.com/tour.

    OCTOBER 2016                         
    Sat 8th                 Norwich, UEA                    
    Sun 9th                 Leeds, O2 Academy           
    Mon 10th              Glasgow, O2 Academy     
    Wed 12th              Manchester, Albert Hall
    Thurs 13th             Birmingham, O2 Institute   
    Fri 14th                  London, Eventim Apollo  Hammersmith

     Ugly Kid Joe Release New Video.

    Ugly Kid Joe.Monday 9th May 2016
    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
    Papa Was A Rollin' Stone

    Release New Music Video
    'Under The Bottom feat. Phil Campbell'

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pb-Lg6Fa6U&feature=youtu.be 

     Starset To Support Breaking Benjamin.

    Starset.Monday 9th May 2016
    US rock act Starset are set to tour Europe in May/June 2016.  The dates are as follow

    Fri 27th May 2016             Koko, London UK (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Sun 29th May                         Melkweg, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Mon 30th May                       Huxleys, Berlin GERMANY (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Sat 4th June                             Rock Am Ring, Mendig GERMANY FESTIVAL
    Sun 5th June                            Rock Im Park, Nurnberg GERMANY FESTIVAL
    Mon 6th June                          X-Tra, Zurich SWITZERLAND (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Tues 7th June                         Alcatraz, Milan ITALY (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Tues 14th June                      DOCKS, Hamburg GERMANY (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Fri 17th June                          Stadium Live, Moscow RUSSIA (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Sat 18th June                          A2, St Petersburg RUSSIA (support to Breaking Benjamin)
    Mon 20th June                       Debaser Media, Stockholm SWEDEN (support to Breaking Benjamin)

    2014 saw Starset release their debut album "Transmissions" to widespread critical acclaim. Lead single "My Demons" was playlisted across UK radio. The band are currently finalizing their new studio album which is due for release in the fall in 2016.

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

    Starset have sold over 85,000 albums and more than 400,000 tracks to date worldwide. The band also has over 100 Million Streams and 350 Million Youtube views worldwide.

    You can read more about Starset and The Starset Society here:
    http://starsetonline.com/    http://thestarsetsociety.org/

     Avatar Debut New Video From Forthcoming Album.

    Avatar.Monday 9th May 2016
    AVATAR have debuted yet another visually sunning music video for their track 'The Eagle Has Landed'. Directed by longtime collaborator Johan Carlén, this is the first official music video we've seen from the band off their forthcoming LP. Vocalist Johannes Eckerström explains:

    "During the past few months I've ended up saying "this is our most ambitious work to date" quite a bit, but this one takes the cake. While still keeping it in the family we've created yet a new universe for everyone to get immersed in. A fable is a metaphor to explore the human condition and we've taken it one step further, zooming in on one song and what it has to say in and out of itself beyond the frames of the concept of 'Feathers & Flesh.'"

    This is the story of five conmen travelling around the land, selling their snake oil to the easily persuaded people of the soil. Often when we want karma to bite someone's ass the most, they always seem to get away. It was fun to play the bad guy for once. I think the visuals and our treatment of the classic one take-concept speaks for itself. This is one of those you'll want to watch over and over again. I know I'm already doing just that. Enjoy!"

    Watch 'The Eagle Has Landed' herehttp://avatarmetal.com/

    With past works being buzzworthy videos like "Bloody Angel", "Hail The Apocalypse" and the 2015 Loudwire "Best Rock video of the year" video for "Vultures Fly", AVATAR continues to raise the bar for what bands are doing visually in the current state of hard rock and metal.
    AVATAR will release their very first concept album titled Feathers & Flesh to be released on Friday, May 13, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Canada and Another Century overseas. The new release will be the band's highly anticipated follow up to “Hail The Apocalypse” released in 2014, which cracked the Billboard Top 200 for the first time in the band's career.

    The aim is set higher, further and deeper than ever before for AVATAR. Not only is this concept album their most extensive work to date, showing the widest range of any of their albums, it also contains a story too extensive for any booklet, so they made a book. A fully illustrated 60 page, 109 verse poem hardcover book. The physical album pre order, book, and exclusive merchandise is available now. Click here for more info: http://www.avatarmetal.com

    AVATAR EUROPE | Summer 2016:
    Jun 03 Rock im Park Festival                         Nurnberg, Germany                        
    Jun 04 Fortarock Festival                                Nijmegen, Netherlands                                  
    Jun 05 Rock Am Ring Festival                        Mendig, Germany                             
    Jun 08 Komplex 457                                            Zuerich, Switzerland (w/Disturbed)        
    Jun 10 Download Festival France              Paris, France                      
    Jun 11 Download Festival UK                       Derby, United Kingdom                                  
    Jun 13 Futurum Music Bar                              Praha, Czech Republic                   
    Jun 14 Huxleys Neue Welt                              Berlin, Germany (w/ Disturbed)                 
    Jun 15 Docks                                                            Hamburg, Germany (w/ Disturbed)
    Jul 08 Norway Rock Festival                          Kvinesdal, Norway

    Feathers & Flesh was recorded in Germany, Finland and Sweden in December 2015 with producer extraordinaire Sylvia Massy (System of a Down, Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers). “Avatar is an amazing band” said Massy, adding, “The singer has the wild energy and charisma I love, and the players are relentless. The album we’re making is an epic. Each song powerfully stands on it’s own, but is only a piece of a larger story. This album is the project I’ve been dreaming about for years!”

    The music is as always, rooted in the extreme, with plenty of melodic sensibility and a lust for experimentation. There is a love for intense double bass drumming, riffing and shredding of timeless dimensions alongside rough edges, slow grooves and epic storytelling for the ages. The idea is that as the band digs deeper, the fists will be held up higher. The end result is a modern metal album with all the ruthlessness and power one could ask for handled with a loving songwriter’s hand, inspired by The Beatles and Queen.

    AVATAR have developed quite the reputation for touring the US harder than even some of their American counterparts. Most notably, the band has grown well known for their epic performances in the US festival market. After their memorable performance at Rock on the Range 2014, a first for the band, it shows no signs of stopping. AVATAR will return to Rock on the Range, Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest in 2016. They will also be performing at the Download Festival in the UK next month.

    'Feathers & Flesh' tracklisting:
    01. Regret
    02. House Of Eternal Hunt
    03. The Eagle Has Landed
    04. New Land
    05. Tooth, Beak & Claw
    06. For The Swarm
    07. Fiddler's Farewell
    08. One More Hill
    09. Black Waters
    10. Night Never Ending
    11. Pray the Sun Away
    12. When The Snow Lies Red
    13. Raven Wine
    14. Sky Burial

     Incognito! To Release 17th Studio Album.

    Incognito.Monday 9th May 2016
    You would think that a 37-year-old band would rest on its laurels...right? No, not Incognito! The band is as creative and full of fire as it was at its conception in 1979. A rare feat in these days and times.

    Their 17th studio album, "In Search of Better Days", will have Incognito fans grinning ear to ear and will be released on June 24th, 2016 on earMUSIC.
    The fresh, uncompromising, soulful, Jazz-Funk-laden songs and instrumentals that are the bones of Incognito continue to shine through . . . and there is more. The sound of Bluey's London for over three and a half decades weaves its way throughout this album and gives it flesh, with splashes of Drum & Bass and Broken Beats, Rare Groove, Deep Soulful House, and even influences from the Rock and Blues that were at the heart of the UK scene in the late '60s and early '70s.

    From the driving bass of featured guest Stuart Zender on the opening track, you know that this album is upping the ante and it's going to be one hell of a good ride! Imaani, Vanessa Haynes, Tony Momrelle, Katie Leone, Vula Malinga — the UK's finest and most soulful voices hit you relentlessly one after the other with songs that will remain with you from the first hearing. And as if that was not enough to make this one of Incognito's best albums, in comes American chanteuse extraordinaire aka "the voice of Incognito" — Maysa, to seal the deal!

    Other special guest artists — including pianist Avery*Sunshine, drummer Richard Spaven, cosmic percussionist Jody Linscott, and Japanese guitar legend Tomoyasu Hotei of Kill Bill fame — leave their indelible marks on this much-anticipated release.

    Bluey's songwriting and production senses are as always full-spectrum, steeped in deep, rich history, bridging the classic sounds of the past and the tonal and sonic languages of the present and future. These songs of Love, songs of awareness, questioning, challenging, optimism, joy, and hope are without a doubt some of his best!

    As Bluey continues blazing his own trail with his ever-expanding community of top-of-the-line artists, fueled by a passion for storytelling and creating unity through the Groove, Incognito's "In Search of Better Days" takes us there. This album is . . .  Truth!

     Sir Reg To Release New Album.

    Sir Reg.Monday 9th May 2016
    SIR REG hail from the peaceful land of Sweden, but there is nothing peaceful about their music. Since bursting onto the Celtic rock/punk scene back in 2009, this bunch of talented boys and girls have grabbed the music world by its throat and refused to let go.

    They constantly tour and have played celebrated shows all over Europe.

    In 2010 the band joined forces with The Misfits and headed out on a three week long European tour. They´ve also shared stage with the likes of :
    Thin Lizzy, Fiddler´s Green, The Real McKenzies, Talco, H.E.A.T.

    Their Music is about the people, for the people and their live shows will leave you gasping for air, drenched in sweat and begging for more. It is music to drink beer to. It is music to dance to and it´s music that will leave you buzzing for hours after the last tune.

    On vocals is Brendan, an Irishman who left his hometown of Dublin to come to Sweden and fulfill his dream of putting together the most amazing band possible.

    And now they´re releasing their fourth album "Modern Day Disgrace".

     Letlive Unleash New Track ' Reluctantly Dead'.

    Letlive.Monday 9th May 2016
    Having recently laid waste to the UK with a series of sold out live dates, Los Angeles' letlive. has revealed another new track from their highly anticipated forthcoming opus 'If I'm The Devil...' 

    The political urgency of 'Good Mourning, America' provided a first glimpse into some of the themes and sounds that are explored in 'If I'm The Devil...' and 'Reluctantly Dead' further exemplifies the diverse pallet of sounds that letlive. incorporates on this record. The track soars to an anthemic chorus, steered by searing riffs and fuelled by impassioned vocals from Jason Aalon Butler. This new cut from the record received a first play as Daniel P Carter's 'Rockest Record' on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show last night and was played again on Clara Amfo's show this morning. 

    letlive. is a band that reflects humanity as a collection of emotional, frontal-lobe beings, and uses their ambition to ignite the same passion with their fans. Since it's beginning, letlive. has been a band that is not easy to categorize. In fact, they refuse to be constrained by the ideas of a "scene" – whether it is punk, metal, indie, or rap. However, should 'If I'm the Devil...' necessitate a genre classification, one could posit it revolutionary counterculture music - a punk rock Run The Jewels, a more emotional Rage Against the Machine, and Public Enemy with more inclusive politics.

    letlive. will embark on a headline tour of the U.S. in June to support the album's release and they'll be back in Europe for a one-off festival date at Roskilde in July. 

    'If I'm the Devil...' - Track Listing:
    1. I've Learned To Love Myself
    2. Nü Romantics
    3. Good Mourning, America
    4. Who You Are Not
    5. A Weak Ago
    6. Foreign Cab Rides
    7. Reluctantly Dead
    8. Elephant
    9. Another Offensive Song
    10. If I'm The Devil...
    11. Copper Colored Quiet

     Dance Gavin Dance Announce 10th Anniversary Shows.

    Dance Gavin Dance.Monday 9th May 2016
    Experimental post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance are pleased to announce their 10 year Anniversary tour.  The tour which takes place in 19 dates across UK and Europe, will be similar to their recent 10 Year Anniversary US run, that featured their vocalist, Tilian Pearson, but also the band's previous vocalists, Kurt Travis and Jonny Craig, who will all share on performing select songs.

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

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

    Tickets onsale 10 am Wednesday 11th May 

    The new live album, 'Tree City Sessions' is a collection of 12 fan favourites spanning their 10 year career.  It was recorded live in the band's hometown of Sacramento, CA and is now available for pre-order on MerchNow and iTunes.
    Formed in 2005, the groundbreaking act recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The band has gone on to release six LP's with Rise Records, the last five of which charted on the Billboard Top 200.

     Lacuna Coil Preview Third Song From Forthcoming Album 'Delirium'.

    Lacuna Coil.Sunday 8th May 2016
    LACUNA COIL have launched a new song called 'Ghost In The Mist' - the track is taken from their upcoming album 'Delirium', which is due for a release worldwide on May 27, 2016. Check out the semi-static clip for 'Ghost In The Mist' here: https://youtu.be/hYslpgbKiOY

    When you preorder a digital copy of 'Delirium' at iTunes or Amazon you are getting access to the songs 'Ghost In The Mist', 'Delirium' and 'The House Of Shame' immediately:

    On Spotify:
    'Delirium': http://spoti.fi/1Qrulhn
    'The House Of Shame': http://spoti.fi/1SEcLZi
    'Ghost In The Mist': http://spoti.fi/21E5LlE

    'Delirium' album pre-orders are live in several countries already, more will follow shortly:
    CM Distro: http://smarturl.it/DeliriumCMDISTRO
    UK: lacunacoil.tmstor.es
    Germany, Austria, Switzerland: http://www.emp.de/search/lacuna%20coil%20delirium/
    Australia: http://smarturl.it/DeliriumJB
    CD: http://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/lacuna_coil/delirium/#459896
    Ltd. Deluxe CD Box Set: http://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/lacuna_coil/delirium/#459894
    Gatefold LP+CD white vinyl: http://www.amazon.it/Delirium-Vinile-Bianco-Esclusiva-Amazon/dp/B01DU836U4/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1460112374&sr=1-1&keywords=0889853186815
    Ltd. Deluxe CD Box Set: http://www.amazon.it/Delirium-Toppa-Braccialetto-Cartelle-Cliniche/dp/B01DO20NAM/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1460112400&sr=1-1&keywords=0889853221820
    Ltd. Edition CD Digipak: http://www.amazon.it/Delirium-Cd-Digipack-Lacuna-Coil/dp/B01D5Z6JRY/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1460112452&sr=1-1&keywords=0889853137428
    Standard CD: http://www.amazon.it/Delirium-Standard-Cd-Lacuna-Coil/dp/B01D5Z6LOU/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1460112487&sr=1-1&keywords=0889853137527
    Gatefold LP+CD black vinyl: http://www.amazon.it/Delirium-Vinile-Nero-Lacuna-Coil/dp/B01D5Z6JVK/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1460112523&sr=1-1&keywords=0889853137619

    LACUNA COIL will be making their much-anticipated return to North America as part of the “Delirium Worldwide” tour starting in San Francisco tomorrow on May 7th. This will be their first US run in support of their much-anticipated new album 'Delirium', which is set for a May 27th release through Century Media Records. The first leg of the tour features Butcher Babies as direct support while the second leg comes with Stiched Up Heart. 9Electric and Painted Wives are rounding out the stellar package.

    While the band is kicking off their touring cycle in North America they will be playing selected festivals worldwide before heading to Australia for four shows in October.

    LACUNA COIL live:
    support: 9 Electric, Painted Wives
    with Butcher Babies
    07.05.16 (USA) San Francisco CA - Social Hall * 
    08.05.16 (USA) Los Angeles LA - The Roxy
    09.05.16 (USA) Phoenix AZ - The Marquee
    10.05.16 (USA) El Paso TX - Tricky Falls
    12.05.16 (USA) Dallas TX - Trees
    14.05.16 (USA) Cherokee NC - Cherokee Event Center ** 
    15.05.16 (USA) Richmond VA - The National **
    17.05.16 (USA) Davenport IA - Adler Theater ** 
    18.05.16 (USA) Madison WI - Majestic Theatre * 
    20.05.16 (USA) Traverse City, MI - Ground Zero * 
    21.05.16 (USA) Flint MI - The Machine Shop
    23.05.16 (USA) Baltimore MD - Rams Head Live
    25.05.16 (USA) Brooklyn NY - Saint Vitus ^^ 
    26.05.16 (USA) Uncasville CT - Mohegan Sun Wolf Den ^^ 
    27.05.16 (USA) Poughkeepsie NY - The Chance
    28.05.16 (USA) Lancaster PA - Chameleon
    with Stiched Up Heart
    31.05.16 (USA) Chicago IL - Bottom Lounge
    01.06.16 (USA) Minneapolis MN - Mill City Nights 
    03.06.16 (USA) Lawrence KS - Granada
    04.06.16 (USA) Denver CO - Cervantes
    06.06.16 (USA) Columbia MO - Blue Note
    07.06.16 (USA) Nashville TN - Exit / In
    09.06.16 (USA) New York NY - Gramercy
    10.06.16 (USA) Norfolk VA - The Norva
    11.06.16 (USA) Raleigh NC - Lincoln Theatre
    12.06.16 (USA) Atlanta GA - Masquerade
    * no Butcher Babies
    ** supporting Halestorm
    ^^ no support 

    30.04.16 (PH) Quezon City - Pulp Summer Slam Festival
    02.05.16 (CN) Pudong Sanjia Port Suzhou - MIDI E-Festival
    24.06.16 (IT) Parabiago (MI) - Rugby Sound Festival
    01.07.16 (IT) Piazzola Sul Brenta (PD) - Postpay Sound
    09.07.16 (F) Les Remparts De Longwy - Rock’n’Roll Train Festival
    22.07.16 (IT) Vinci (FI) - Festa Dell’Unicorno
    13.08.16 (AT) Graz - Metal On The Hill Festival

    12.10.16 (AUS) Perth - Amplifier Bar
    13.10.16 (AUS) Melbourne - Max Watt’s
    14.10.16 (AUS) Sydney - The Metro Theatre 
    15.10.16 (AUS) Brisbane - Max Watt’s

     Joey Jordison Reveals New Band Vimic.

    Vimic.Sundya 8th May 2016
    Globally recognised as as one of rock & metal's most respected drummers, Joey Jordison has unveiled details of his new band, VIMIC.  

    Rounded out by Kalen Chase [vocals], Jed Simon [guitar/vocals], Kyle Konkiel [bass/vocals] and Matt Tarach [keyboards], VIMIC has debuted 'Simple Skeletons,' the first single from their debut album, 'Open Your Omen' which is set to land later this year via Roadrunner Records.  'Simple Skeletons' is streaming now on VIMIC's official YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/TmXh8YBAef4 - and is available today at iTunes, Amazon and all DSPs.

    Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Jamaica, Iowa, 'Open Your Omen' was produced, mixed and mastered by Kato Khandwala (My Chemical Romance, Blondie, Paramore).

    Jordison spoke with Sirius XM's Liquid Metal host José Mangin about forming VIMIC and the significance of the band's forthcoming album. "I decided that I really wanted to start fresh. I did not want to keep rehashing some old ideas, if I'm going to keep going I really want to break loose, wipe the slate clean and start fresh," Jordison stated.  "We went into the studio with (producer) Kato Khandwala and started hashing it out... kind of old school. We went in and said, 'let's just go back to being in the studio, jamming as a band, getting together with our instruments... and just creating from the ground up.  That was one of the coolest things about creating this record.'"

    The career of Joey Jordison is one that, by any measure, stands among the most creative and impressive in the history of modern metal.  It is a career that really has been many careers – musician, songwriter, and producer – from small town beginnings to global prominence.  Jordison's journey has included an extraordinary string of hits, 11 platinum and 40 gold records, and a Grammy Award, as well as numerous industry accolades for his top tier musicianship and, above all, an immeasurable influence on countless fellow artists and passionate fans around the world.

     Dream Theater Release New Video.

    Dream Theater.Sunday 8th May 2016
    Legendary prog-metal masters Dream Theater have debuted their official music video for "Our New World" taken from their critically acclaimed double concept album, 'The Astonishing', released in January by Roadrunner Records.  

    The video, which premiered in the USA with The Wall Street Journal, highlights the band's immersive and interactive live show and captures the prog-virtuosos' transcendent performances from their recent world tour. Watch the official video for "Our New World" on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/JnLdx2FyNqg.

    Consisting of 34 tracks spread across 2 unique acts, 'The Astonishing' debuted atop Billboard's "Rock" and "Hard Rock" album charts, marking the group's third No. 1 "Hard Rock" album following 'Black Clouds & Silver Linings' and 2013's self-titled LP. In the UK, the record entered the main album chart at #11, the band's highest position ever in the UK. "Even for a group that has blazed new trails consistently, there's never been anything to compare to 'The Astonishing', the full-blown rock-opera, jumbo-size concept album... Put simply, the new release lives up to its title in every way imaginable," exclaimed Rolling Stone.  

    Recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with John Petrucci producing, studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering/mixing and legendary arranger, composer and conductor David Campbell orchestrating, 'The Astonishing' paints a tale of a retro-futurist post-apocalyptic dystopia ruled by medieval style feudalism. It's a place aching for a Chosen One to rise above the noise and defeat an Empire defined by the endless drone of noise machines and the illusion of safety in bland conformity.

    The Astonishing is available now at all DSP's (http://flyt.it/DTTheAstonishing) is also available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard 2-CD set, 4-LP vinyl box set and a limited edition deluxe box set, all of which are currently available via Dream Theater's webstore (http://flyt.it/DTTheAstonishingStore).

     Blues Pills Reveal Second Album Artwork.

    Blues Pills.Sunday 8th May 2016
    Multi-national newcomer sensation BLUES PILLS have revealed the cover artwork for their eagerly awaited second album. 'Lady In Gold' will be released on August 5, 2016 and will contain 10 brand new tracks (see full tracklisting below).

    Bassist, founding member and main songwriter Zach Anderson comments: "The design comes from the dutch artist Marijke Koger-Dunham who already worked with us for the first album cover. We are super proud to have the opportunity to work again with such a legendary artist who has even worked with THE BEATLES, CREAM and many more. The original design was made by her 50 years ago. We worked together to adapt the colors to fit the mood of the album. Hopefully our fans will like it as much as we do."

    Commented singer Elin Larsson on the choice of the album's title: "Lady gold is a character who symbolizes death. We wanted a twist on the typical stereotype of death being the grim reaper. So instead we made her a lady in gold."

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

    Just like it's highly successful predecessor 'Lady In Gold' was once again produced by Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD, DIVISION OF LAURA LEE, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, JERRY WILLIAMS). 

    Blues Pills have just announced a UK Tour for later this year. Tickets on sale now, available from the links below: 

    1st November – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
    2nd November – Classic Grand – Glasgow
    4th November – Voodoo Lounge – Dublin
    5th November – Club Academy – Manchester
    6th November – London – Koko
    8th November – Bristol – Marble Factory

    Welsh fans need not dismay as Blues Pills will be playing Steelhouse Festival in Gwent on 23rd July - tickets available here: http://www.steelhousefestival.com/tickets.html 

     Goo Goo Dolls Release New Album 'Boxes'.

    Goo Goo Dolls.Sunday 8th May 2016
    Goo Goo Dolls' highly anticipated new album Boxes is out worldwide today via Warner Bros. Records. The album features stunning lead single "So Alive," which the band will perform on Jimmy Kimmel, Live! on May 12. "So Alive" was the #1 most added song at Hot AC radio upon release, and is already charting at #23 and climbing every week. There will be a vinyl version of the album released on June 10th.

    Download Boxes here:

    Stream Boxes via Spotify here:

    Watch/Share "So Alive":

    Boxes is a vibrant, sonically forward-looking album that manages to retain what their legions of fans love about the Goo Goo Dolls — indelible melodies with intimate and heartfelt lyrics - whilst still pushing new boundaries in terms of sound and production. Singer and guitarist John Rzeznik enlisted some of his favourite songwriters and producers to collaborate with, including Gregg Wattenberg (with whom Rzeznik wrote four songs on the Goos' 2013 album Magnetic), Wattenberg's production partner Derek Fuhrmann, and Drew Pearson (who has worked with Phillip Phillips and OneRepublic).

    Goo Goo Dolls — which also includes bassist Robby Takac — will hit the road for an extensive summer headlining tour of amphitheaters and arenas. The tour kicks off in Portland, OR, on July 8th and crisscrosses North America until September 16th. Please see below for all dates. VIP ticket packages are available at googoodolls.com/tour.  European dates should be announced soon, watch this space!

    Goo Goo Dolls have created some of the most memorable musical moments with such chart-topping hits as "Name," "Slide," and acoustic ballad "Iris," which spent 18 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart and remains one of the biggest crossover hits in the history of popular music. Having formed the Goo Goo Dolls in Buffalo, NY, in 1986, Rzeznik and Takac spent their first decade traversing North America in a van and bringing their raucous brand of melodic punk rock to college kids and winning over small but enthusiastic crowds of fans.

    The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band are one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music, selling more than 12 million albums since 1986. They have scored 14 Top 10 radio hits (more than any other artist in the history of the Hot AC format), including "Name," "Slide," and "Iris," the latter spending nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and holding the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. The band has toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous awards (including four Grammy nominations), and recorded and released ten studio albums, with Boxes to be their 11th. Rzeznik has also been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award.

     Eluveitie Announce Line Up Changes.

    Eluveitie.Sunday 8th May 2016
    Swiss Folk Metal institution ELUVEITIE have just announced the departure of Merlin Sutter (drums), Anna Murphy (vocals) and Ivo Henzi (guitar). The final shows that these members play will be the Fortarock Festival in Nijmegen (NL). But the band will play all confirmed future shows with stand-in-musicians (until new members are confirmed).

    The band just released this official statement:
    "With a heavy heart we have to announce that Eluveitie will go through another change soon. We have decided to part ways with our longtime drummer Merlin Sutter. In the consequence of this, Merlin's close personal friends Anna Murphy and Ivo Henzi decided to leave Eluveitie as well. We all developed a lot over the last ten years – not only as a band, but also as individuals. And we partly developed in different directions; different goals, wishes and ideas emerged. Over the last years we all had to deal with interpersonal challenges within the band. Instead of pulling together, our days have rather been shaped by wearing friction and constant clash of interests. And thus we felt that we have become something we shouldn't have; that we've diverged from what Eluveitie was always meant to be – a band, a family, a passionate and deep-rooted group of musicians, where heart's blood can flow freely! Eluveitie was always meant to be about 'rock'n'roll', passion and also about 'carrying the torch' of the Celtic spirit.Yet over the years we have partly diverged from our roots, which is not good. Each and every single one of us is definitely a passionate musician. But in this group constellation, we seemed to rather cumber, than to inspire each other. The band has suffered from this for a longer time now. So we ended up in this painful situation where the mentioned facts have made it impossible to us to continue like this and we came to the point eventually, where we believe, it's best to go separate ways.

    It was a terribly hard decision to make and it hasn't been done carelessly, but with tears and a heavy heart. We know that this is tough to handle – for everybody. And we know it sucks badly that things developed this way. Above the fact that this is hard to handle personally and emotionally, we are painfully aware of how much it also must disappoint you, our fans... which makes it even harder. We do not part from each others in hatred though. From our hearts we wish Merlin, Anna & Ivo only the very best for their future ways and also all the best of luck and success for all their further musical projects. For we're sure their musical journey will go on and it will be great. And maybe our ways will even cross again in future, in a different way.

    For us in Eluveitie this now also means a lot to deal with.

    We do not want to look at it as yet another line-up change!

    For us it means to seclude ourselves for a while, to take the inward turn and to recollect. We will go back to our roots and become again what we once have been.

    We will still play the next couple of shows together with Merlin, Anna and Ivo. Their last performance with Eluveitie will be the Fortarock Festival in Nijmegen (NL) on the 5th of June. So you should grab your chance and come to one of these shows!

    After that we will not leave you, our fans, hanging. We promise you to play every single show we have confirmed so far! We will perform with temporary stand-in musicians until our new line-up is ready and we promise to do everything to find the best possible session musicians we can! There won't be 'replacements' - Merlin, Anna and Ivo are unique and not replaceable. Yet we will come on stage with a very strong live line-up – this is a promise."

     Vinnie Caruana To Relese Solo Album.

    Vinnie Caruana.Sunday 8th May 2016
    "'I Don't Believe You' is a celebration of wisdom. With age, I've gained wisdom and the ability to see through the bullshit. I don't have time to waste on dishonesty, cruelty, pettiness, or the unreliable. Life is too utterly precious and short. The title is a nod to my favorite band The Magnetic Fields. Liberty from bullshit in 2016? One can only hope." - VC

    'I Don't Believe You' is the third track to be revealed from Vinnie Caruana's forthcoming debut solo album 'Survivor's Guilt'. Long known and well respected in the punk community for fronting The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche, Vinnie is releasing 'Survivor's Guilt' in North America through Equal Vision Records and in the UK and Europe through Big Scary Monsters on May 27, 2016.

    The new song comes on the eve of Vinnie's headline UK shows with Murray MacLeod of The Xcerts supporting. The run of dates begins with Boston Music Rooms in London tomorrow night. Vinnie will be performing songs off 'Survivor's Guilt'as well as songs from his other projects. "I found what I love to do long ago," he says. "Writing, recording and performing music, traveling, and making friends and memories. I don't think I'd truly be happy doing anything else. When you look at it that way, what else is really important than to be happy with your life and how you choose to live it."

    Vinnie Caruana UK Tour w/ Murray MacLeod (The Xcerts):
    6th May – Boston Music Room, London
    7th May – Deadpunk Festival, Bristol
    8th May – Bodega, Nottingham
    10th May – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
    11th May – Key Club, Leeds

    'Survivor's Guilt' Track List:
    01) Burn It Down
    02) We Don't Have To Die Alone
    03) Angel Of The North
    04) Heavy Weighs The Summer
    05) Survivor's Guilt
    06) Gem Street
    07) Under My Side Of The Bed
    08) I Don't Believe You
    09) Roll Back To Me
    10) Your Religion Is Killing Me

     Beartooth Announce New Album And Preview New Single.

    Beartooth.Sunday 8th May 2016
    Columbus, OH hardcore band Beartooth have dropped a new track - 'Loser' ahead of the release of their new album Aggressive, due out June 3rd via Red Bull Records. 

    'Loser' Premiered on 'A Series Of Bleeps With Corey Taylor' on Beats 1, May 4th, and is currently sitting at number 1 in the UK iTunes Metal charts.
    Check out the new track here and be sure not to miss their performance at this year's Download Festival 

    Pre-order Aggressive here:  http://beartoothband.com/
    In the two short years since their debut album was cooked up in front man Caleb Shomo's basement, Beartooth has catapulted into heavy music's stratosphere. They have collected over 10 million views on YouTube, trekked around the globe sharing the stage with Slipknot, Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon and Sleeping With Sirens and playing festivals like Reading & Leeds, Download and the Vans Warped Tour. They've earned multiple Alternative Press and Kerrang! award nominations, gotten daytime airplay across the globe and been named a "New Artist You Need To Know" by Rolling Stone.
    For Aggressive, Shomo again retreated to his home studio to write, perform and produce the album's 12 tracks, re-teaming with John Feldmann (The Used, Blink-182) for a bit of songwriting contribution and enlisting David Bendeth (Killswitch Engage, Paramore) to mix the release. The resulting songs have as much in common with stomping metalcore as old-school punk, vintage screamo and harder-edged pop punk, combining circle pit-inducing bangers with soaring choruses and bridging raw authentic intensity with accessibility.

    Track Listing for Aggressive is as follows:
    Fair Weather Friend
    Sick of Me
    Always Dead
    However You Want It Said
    Find A Way
    Rock Is Dead
    King Of Anything

    Beartooth will be giving fans a taste of Aggressive on their new run of live dates, kicking off in the US & continuing across UK & Europe this Summer, with more dates to be announced soon.
    Visit www.beartoothband.com for more information.

     Zippo Team Up With Download Festival For 2016 Festival.

    Zippo Lighter.Thursday 5th May 2016
    Get your rock spirit on with Zippo at the biggest rock music festival, Download Festival. Celebrating its rich heritage in music, Zippo is set to wow festival attendees with a range of on-site activities including the Zippo Encore stage, which will host some of the festival’s biggest bands. You can also visit the Zippo Encore Area to try your hand at air guitar and be in with a chance of winning tickets for unique side-of-stage experiences.

    At this year’s Download Festival, some of the biggest names in music will perform including Black Sabbath, Rammstein and Iron Maiden; it’s revving up to be a true rock feast!

    Over at the Zippo Encore Area festival goers will have the opportunity to design their own Zippo Windproof Lighter. Shortlisted entries will be uploaded onto Zippo’s Facebook page for public display with the winning design produced as a one off design and there is a daily prize also up for grabs.

    Zippo’s extensive range of products will also be available for sale and fans can get their hands on a limited edition Download Festival Zippo Windproof Lighter. The perfect festival memorabilia for their iconic rock status complete with Zippo’s lifetime guarantee. Grab one for only £25.00 and ask the Zippo team about free on-site engraving.

    Rock ‘n’ roll with the times and get the virtual version of the limited edition Download Festival Zippo Lighter for free! The popular Virtual Zippo Lighter app is free to download from Android and iOS devices and now offers a free limited edition Download Festival design. It’s perfect to hold up high when you're rocking to your favourite band!

    Since the iconic sea of flames was created as Zippo lighters were first waved in the air calling for an “encore”, Zippo Windproof Lighters have become the ultimate accessory for making a bold statement in music. The brand has always remained close to rock music and partners with festivals around the world – including Download Festival for the 6th year running – ensuring that Zippo lighters’ storied history with music rocks on.

    Follow Zippo on Facebook and Twitter @Zippo to be kept up-to-date with the latest news, exclusive offers and other exciting announcements about rock’s biggest events and festivals. Remember those who rock, roll with Zippo!

     The Amorettes Announce New Album.

    Amorettes.Thursday 5th May 2016
    Scots Rock Trio, The Amorettes, have announced that their new album, White Hot Heat, will be released worldwide through Off Yer Rocka Recordings on 27 June 2016.

    White Hot Heat, the follow up to the acclaimed, 'Game On' and has been produced by Luke Morley, songwriter and lead guitarist with UK Rock act, Thunder, and engineered by Nick Brine, with credits that include Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, The Darkness, Oasis, and many more. White Hot Heat was recorded at Brine's Leeders Vale studios in Ebbw Vale, South Wales.

    "The Amorettes make a great noise," says Morley, "so I was delighted to be involved in the new album. They opened for The Union 5 years ago, and I've been watching their development with interest ever since. I think we've captured something really special with the album, and I think it will surprise a lot of people."

    " It was a new way of working for us." says Hannah. " We had a week of pre-production and building the songs in the studio before we started recording. It's safe to say this process has brought out the best in our playing, and we have grown so much as musicians as a result."  " It was unlike anything we've ever done before." continues Heather.

    "We've been introduced to an entirely new way of breaking down our songs and working out structures. Plus, it was incredible to watch Nick at work too. Fine tuning the mixes with such speed and dancing behind the soundboard.  Having the legendary Kenny Dogleash in the studio was very therapeutic too; except when he watches you eat and tries to steal all your food from your hand.  I think that overall, this is the most exciting album we've ever made."

    Track Listing
    1. Batter Up (Montgomery)
    2. Let The Neighbours Call The Cops (Montgomery/Warwick)
    3. Come 'n' Get It (Montgomery)
    4. Roll (Montgomery)
    5. Crusader (Montgomery/Morley)
    6. Eyes On The Prize (Montgomery)
    7. Pervert Alert (Montgomery/Morley)
    8. White Russian Roulette (Montgomery/Morley)
    9. Man Meat (Montgomery)
    10. Stealing Thunder (Montgomery)

     Dead! Announce UK Festival Dates.

    Dead.Thursday 5th May 2016
    Dead! are a London based four piece that will be hurtling your way this year, if you haven't already encountered them...you will!    The bands new single You're So Cheap received its debut play on Dan P Carter's Radio 1 show last week, they celebrated the release with a sold out London show.  It's their first release after signing a record deal with Infectious BMG.

    The single is a dirty riff filled rock punk ode to the anxiety and discomfort of certain social situations.

    DEAD! possess the youthful charm and enthusiasm of every cool band you ever loved. They are the band to check out on the festival circuit this summer, see below dates.

    The Great Escape –  May 19th The Hub & 21st Concorde 2
    Slam Dunk - May 28th, 29th 30th  – Leeds, Birmingham, London
    Download – June 11th
    2000 Trees - July 9th
    Basingstoke Live - July 10th
    Y Not - July 30th
    Reading & Leeds – August 26th - 28th
    Gloucester Underground - Sep 25th

     Tequila Mockingbyrd To Release Debut Album.

    Tequila Mockingbyrd.Wednesday 4th May 2016
    No salt. No Lemon. No chaser. TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD are proud to be releasing their debut long player; 'Fight And Flight' (Distortion Records) on 8th July 2016 alongside lead track 'I Smell Rock N Roll'.

    The Melbournians - Estelle Artois (vocals/ guitar), Jess Reily (bass) and Josie O'Toole (drums) distill high-velocity melodic punk with anthemic, primitive rock. An obsessive love of touring has seen them play over 200 shows since forming in 2012, a schooling that has helped shape the songs that make up their explosive debut.

    Straight out of the blocks the album goes into high gear with lead track I Smell Rock n Roll a song that typifies the band's sound and introduces you to the T-Byrds with a bang. The song was written while the band pondered what exactly the Lynx fragrance 'Rockstar' would smell like and is backed up with a video (to be released shortly) which was filmed when the band embarked on a trip to the Middle East to entertain UK, US and Australian troops, a truly unforgettable experience! The track picked up airplay on Triple M, Australia's biggest commercial rock station, who also invited the band in for a blistering live session.
    "Incredible: those girls are so talented...what a voice, I love it!"
    - Lzzy Hale, Halestorm
    Never Go Home is a disco-punk tribute to youthful weekends, penned after one of the many occasions they were kindly escorted by security staff from Australia's infamous pub, The Esplanade Hotel. Everyone Down is the band's musical manifesto, a catchy as hell call for everyone to focus on having a good time.

    Shut Me Down was written in a car park right after the trio's very first gig! The venue was expecting an acoustic act and really weren't amused when a drumkit was unveiled.They let the band play with the immortal words; "How much damage can they do, they're only girls". This track was the band's response.

    The girls pay tribute to their punk rock roots in their full throttle version of The Ramones' "Somebody Put Something In My Drink" which led to them being offered a slot with Richie Ramone on his 2016 Australian Tour ("we're going to play with punk rock royalty, we cannot begin to explain how much of a thrill this is for us!"). Jagerbomb is a light-hearted blues-based tribute to their beverage of choice.

    The band say: "We wanted to capture everything that the T-Byrds are about in this record - working hard, playing hard and most importantly having a damn good time. Throughout the recording process we tried to harness that rush of energy we get, and hopefully give the audience, during our live shows, and couldn't be happier with the results. We're planning on hitting the UK later in the year so people can come and enjoy the T-Byrd experience for themselves, watch this space!!!" – Tequila Mockingbyrd

     Coldrain Release New Video.

    Coldrain.Wednesday 4th May 2016
    Japanese rock band, coldrain, have released their new music video for "The Story" today! See it now here: smarturl.it/thestoryvideo
    "The video was filmed at our biggest one man show to date with 3,000 of our amazing fans in Tokyo, Japan," explains front man and lead vocalist, Masato Hayakawa. "'The Story' is about not letting your fears take over your life. A simple song to sing to yourself when you're up against a wall."

    "The Story" is off the band's recent album, VENA, which was released on October 23rd, 2015. coldrain have also released official music videos for the singles "Words Of The Youth", "Wrong", and "Gone" off of Vena. "Gone" currently has over 1 million views and was added to rotation on SiriusXM Octane and Music Choice.  

    The band is now gearing up for a headlining tour in Europe and the UK, which kicks off next week and includes stops at Slam Dunk Music Festival. Following this, coldrain head to the States to perform all summer long at Vans Warped Tour.

    VENA is now available for purchase:
    iTunes: smarturl.it/VENA   
    Merch Store: smarturl.it/coldrainmerch

    VENA Track Listing:                   
    1. Vena
    2. Wrong
    3. Divine
    4. Gone
    5. Words Of The Youth
    6. The Story
    7. Whole
    8. Runaway feat. Jacoby Shaddix
    9. Pretty Little Liar
    10. Heat Of The Young
    11. Fire In The Sky

    Upcoming Tour Dates

    EU / UK Headlining Tour

    May 09 - Backstage By The Mill - Paris, FR
    May 10 - Komplex Club - Zurich, CH
    May 12 - Trix - Antwerp, BE
    May 13 - Headcrash - Hamburg, DE
    May 14 - Columbia Theater - Berlin, DE
    May 15 - Luxo - Koln, DE
    May 16 - Strom - Munich, DE
    May 17 - Zeche - Essen, DE
    May 19 - Gebr De Nobel - Lieden, NL
    May 20 - Thekla - Bristol, UK
    May 21 - Borderline - London, UK
    May 22 - Sound Control - Manchester, UK
    May 23 - King Tut's - Glasgow, UK
    May 24 - Rock City Basement - Nottingham, UK
    May 26 - Engine Rooms - Southampton, UK
    May 27 - Sub 89 - Reading, UK
    May 28 - Slam Dunk Festival – Leeds, UK
    May 29 - Slam Dunk Festival – Birmingham, UK
    May 30 – Slam Dunk Festival – Hatfield, UK

     Blues Pills Announce Headline UK Tour For November.

    Blues Pill.Wednesday 4th May 2016
    Multi-national newcomer sensation BLUES PILLS have announced tour dates throughout UK and Ireland for this November!

    Front woman Elin Larsson commented 'UK get ready to be dazzled! Looking forward coming back to see you all - we missed you. Put on your best pair of dancing shoes and join the Blues Pills party!'

    The soulful rockers will release their highly anticipated second album 'Lady In Gold' this summer, produced once again by Swedish producer Don Alsterberg. 

    Tickets go on sale this Friday 6th May from 10am, available from the links below: 
    1st November – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
    2nd November – Classic Grand – Glasgow
    4th November – Voodoo Lounge – Dublin
    5th November – Club Academy – Manchester
    6th November – London – Koko
    8th November – Bristol – Marble Factory

    Welsh fans need not dismay as Blues Pills will be playing Steelhouse Festival in Gwent on 23rd July - tickets available here: http://www.steelhousefestival.com/tickets.html 

     3 Doors Down Announce Headline Tour.

    3 Doors Down.Saturday 30th April 2016
    3 Doors Down has announced a headlining European tour in support of the band's recently released Us And The Night album out now on Spinefarm Records.  The 13 confirmed dates will bring the group in to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, and The United Kingdom.  The run kicks off on October 19 at Berlin's Columbiahalle, and wraps at UK's Hammerstein Apollo on November 6. Pop Evil will be direct support on all dates. For the first time in Europe the band will offer a VIP Sound Check Party which includes access to the band’s afternoon rehearsal, M&G, Photo opportunity, exclusive laminate, signed poster and more. Details are available at www.3doorsdown.com

    Singer Brad Arnold shares, "Chris and I had a great time setting up the record in the UK, Paris and Germany this past March and have been looking forward to getting back to Europe for some time now. Our European fans have always welcomed us with open arms and been big supporters of our music. We can’t wait to be back rocking and playing songs from our newest album “Us And The Night” for them!"

    Grammy Award®-nominated, multiplatinum band 3 Doors Down released their sixth full-length album, Us And The Night on March 11 globally.  The lead single "In The Dark" has risen on the charts across the world and is a bona fide smash at rock radio.  The group recorded at Rivergate Studios in Nashville, TN with producer Matt Wallace [Maroon 5, Train, Faith No More] over the course of 2015.

    The first video from the new album features Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte and was directed by Magnus Jonsson and Martin Landgreve of Gaucho Film: http://bit.ly/MVInTheDark

    For Ticketing and VIP information visit www.3DoorsDown.com/events

    11/02     Bristol, UK                                                                           02 Academy
    11/03     Birmingham, UK                                                               02 Academy
    11/05     Manchester, UK                                                                            Academy
    11/06     London, UK                                                                        Hammersmith Apollo

     Anti-flag Announce Download Warm Up Show.

    Anti-flag.Wednesday 4th May 2016
    Anti-Flag, Pittsburgh's incendiary punk rock iconoclasts, have added a one-off UK headliner at the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth in the wake of their appearance at this year’s prestigious Download event, where they play on SaturdayJune 11th.

    Details of the headline show are as follows:-

    Sunday, June 12th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

    The band, whose latest studio album ‘American Spring’ was released via Spinefarm in May 2015, recently issued a limited edition clear vinyl LP in support of Record Store Day 2016; titled ‘Live Acoustic At 11th Street Records’, this is a nine-track outing featuring songs such as ‘Fabled World’ ‘Brandenburg Gate’.

     Fangclub To Release EP.

    Fangclub.Wednesday 4th May 2016
    Amps set to '11? Check. Kick drum like a hyperactive mule? Check. Killer melodies? Check. Choruses that once heard will never be forgotten? Check. Brought together by their mutual love of punk and '90s grunge, Fangclub are the real, full-blooded rock 'n' roll deal, and a name you're going to be hearing an inordinate amount of in 2016 and beyond.

    Already gathering major attention from specialist DJ's at BBC Radio 1 with their debut track from the EP "Bullet Head" (check out the awesome new video here)   a 'Song 2'-style short, sharp shocker that you want to play again the instant it's over. "That's the one we always finish our set with, and which destroys the place!" enthuses their songwriter-in-chief and wielder of guitars, Steven King.  "It's chaotic and a bit dark round the edges, which has something to do I think with me having an addictive personality."

    The 5 track EP will be released on May 13th on Pre-Order it now: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/bullet-head-ep/id1095746080

    The band met through the local music scene at house parties and supporting each other in previous bands. When Steven himself with a lot of new demos but without a band he asked Kevin and Dara to fill the sonic void. "It was instant connection and completely organic" notes Dara.

    If it was good in the rehearsal room, it was even better two months later when Fangclub made their live debut in the legendary Fibber Magee's. "From that first Dublin gig there's been a connection with an audience," notes bassist Kevin Keane. "Somebody might catch our set and come back to the next show with their mates. It might start with 30 people in a venue; next thing there's a hundred to 300 people singing the songs back to you and turning the place upside down. That's happened in Cork, in Dublin, in Limerick... all over Ireland"

    With their live following growing by the week, several labels went to Whelan's to see what all the Fangclub noise was about and, like the sold-out crowd, were blown away. "Yeah, that was a crazy show!" Kevin nods. "People tend to think, 'Oh, there was a master plan to get a record deal', but we were so busy writing and gigging that we didn't pay that side of things much attention until suddenly."

    The start of 2016 has found Fangclub working furiously – in every sense of the word! With the Bullet Head EP comprehensively nailed and its release highly anticipated, Fangclub will return to live duty with headliners on both sides of the Atlantic, and then hit the summer festival circuit with a July/August stop-off at Indiependence in Cork among their Irish dates. "We can't wait to get back out there," Steven concludes. "We can trade losing o