Europe Sign New Record Deal.

EuropeThursday 13th November 2014
Swedish rock group Europe have signed with UDR Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled forthcoming album in early 2015. The recording commences this month in Stockholm.

Europe’s front man Joey Tempest “We’re really excited to be working with the people at UDR. A very credible label and I am impressed with their work building a future and a solid foundation for their Artists”

UDR President/owner Ulrike Rudolph expressed her delight in capturing the band for the label.
“We are always looking to expand the label’s stable of bands with quality, not quantity, and Europe represent the finest in supremely written hard rock music,” said Rudolph. “They are a group who refuse to rest on their past and continue to grow as artists and musicians, so we are absolutely delighted they have come to us.”

Production on the new material will be handled by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons).
“He is one of few producers out there who is saving rock ‘n’ roll,” said Joey Tempest, “when we first heard Pressure and Time by Rival Sons, we just went ‘who the hell produced this stuff? It’s got tons of heart and soul, it’s cocky, it’s got that swagger, it’s alive and real.’ That’s the journey we’re on with Europe, trying to dig deeper to find more soulful expressions and play straight from the core! So we’re extremely excited to bring this guy into our team.”

The multi-platinum, 20-million-plus selling quintet, recorded 1986’s smash-hit The Final Countdown and toured the World playing sold-out concerts while cementing their place as one of the biggest rock bands of the ‘80s.
After re-grouping in 2004 with the ‘classic’ line-up, the band continued their success into the 21st century with Classic Rock Magazine stating upon the release of their last album in 2012, ‘Europe are one of the greatest rock bands on the planet right now.’

In 2015, Europe will once again take to the road as they begin a UK/Ireland tour in Dublin on March 2nd(their first visit to Ireland in 25 years). More dates to coincide with the albums cycle will be announced shortly including territories the band has not visited in some time.

Europe are:
Joey Tempest – Vocals
John Norum – Guitars
John Leven – Bass
Mic Michaeli – Keyboards
Ian Haugland – Drums

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

 Bring Me The Horizon Announce Collectors Box.

Bring Me The HorizonThursday 13th November 2014
From their musical birth as metalcore teenagers in Sheffield to gaining a global fanbase, Bring Me The Horizon have never been a predictable entity. Their recent collaboration with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe on the re-score of Drive and their upcoming sell out headline show at Wembley Arena on December 5th are just two examples of a band forging a path untrodden by a traditional metal band.
In recognition of this they have pulled together the first of a deluxe range of reissues with original cover art designed and produced by Oli Sykes himself. The limited edition vinyl box set covers their debut release, This is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For EP from 2006, moving through to the band’s album releases, Count Your Blessings (’06), Suicide Season (’08), which included remixes from Sonny Moore aka Skrillex well before he had reached the heights of his electronica career, and There is a Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret (’10).

The release of the band’s third album, There is a Hell…, marked the beginning of the band's true evolution into what they are today; True groundbreakers that continue to pave the way and open more doors for the alternative music scene.

CONTENTS:
Limited edition Vinyl Box set – 3000 units worldwide
3 x single vinyl LPs:
This is what the Edge of Your Seat is Made for, Count Your Blessings, Suicide Season.
1 x double vinyl LP: There is a Hell
4 original art prints of the album covers, plus an additional print of new cover art Designed by by Oli Sykes

 Danko Jones To Release New Album.

Danko JonesThursday 13th November 2014
Eighteen years. Twelve albums. Two Gold Records. Thirty-plus transatlantic treks. Fifteen Top 40 singles. Arena tours across 11 countries with Guns N Roses. A video trilogy starring Elijah Wood and Ralph Macchio. A feature- length documentary. An oral-history biography. Personal invites from Lemmy to join Motörhead on the road (and on water, for the 2014 Motörboat cruise). For most bands, that would amount to a hell of a career. For Toronto trio Danko Jones, it’s called “warming up.”

Now the time has come to announce the next chapter in Danko Jones history – 11 brand new tracks that comprise the album ‘Fire Music’, set for release in the UK on February 9, 2015 as digipack CD and vinyl LP. The record is produced & mixed by Juno Award winning producer Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Monster Truck, Cancer Bats).

Check out a taste of things to come by way of scorching new track ‘Gonna Be A Fight Tonight’. Danko Jones are taking no prisoners nor sparing any survivors! The accompanying video includes footage from the 2014 Motörhead cruise, a show at Stockholm’s Gröna Lund amusement park, and the recording of the new album. Watch on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/e04SBHtbfl4. You can also find the track on Spotify and via iTunes.

‘Fire Music’ is an album that burns at both ends, showcasing Danko Jones at their most energetic and eclectic. Look forward to some of the most incendiary, fierce, and downright pissed-off songs Danko Jones has ever committed to tape. Imagine a greatest-hits career retrospective made up of all-new material, delivering blasts from the past but blazing trails into the future. “I got a date with dynamite,” Danko sang back in 1996 by way of introduction, “if you got the guts, well, light my match.” On ‘Fire Music’, that offer still stands.

TRACK LISTING
1. Wild Woman
2. The Twisting Knife
3. Gonna Be A Fight Tonight
4. Body Bags
5. Live Forever
6. Do You Wanna Rock
7. Getting Into Drugs
8. Watch You Slide
9. I Will Break Your Heart
10. Piranha
11. She Ain't Coming Home

 George Ezra Announces 2015 UK Tour.

George EzraWednesday 12th November 2014
George Ezra announces his biggest UK shows to date for February 2015, including a performance at the 5,000-capacity Brixton Academy. The announcement comes midway through his third sold out UK tour of the year, which began in Belfast on 14th October and finishes in Cardiff on the 30th. Ezra tours Europe and Australia later this year, and a first US tour was recently announced for spring 2015. Tickets for the new shows go on sale 9am Friday 24th October, see georgeezra.com for ticket details and international show information.

George Ezra - UK shows
Tuesday 17th February - Bristol, Colston Hall
Wednesday 18th February - Birmingham, O2 Academy
Friday 20th February - London, O2 Academy Brixton
Saturday 21st February - Manchester, O2 Apollo
Sunday 22nd February - Glasgow, O2 Academy

Ezra will be performing songs from his critically acclaimed debut album Wanted On Voyage, which has sold over a quarter of a million copies and spent 16 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the UK albums chart, reaching number one for the first time earlier this month and staying there for a fortnight. On the same week it reached number one, both the album’s lead singles - Budapest and Blame It On Me - charted in the top 10. It caps a remarkable twelve months for the 21 year old who has gone from virtual unknown to one of the international breakthrough artists of 2014, taking in three sold out UK tours, top 10 singles in 10 countries, a top 5 album in eight, 33 million views on YouTube, and over 70 million streams on Spotify. Recorded late last year in Clapham with producer Cam Blackwood, Ezra plays guitar, bass and keyboards on the album.

 Heaven's Basement Unleash New Video.

Heavens BasementWednesday 12th November 2014
UK rockers Heaven's Basement have revealed a brand new video for 'The Long Goodbye'. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8wsuy6Hy9A

This video drops shortly before the band hit the road as main support with The Pretty Reckless. Full dates are below.

"We can't wait to get out there and tear up the UK with The Pretty Reckless on their Going To Hell tour.” Says guitarist Sid Glover. “It's gonna be a loud as fuck, all out rock n' roll monster of a tour and the perfect send off for Filthy Empire"

Dates are as follows:

17.11.2014 - NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
18.11.2014 - LEEDS O2 ACADEMY
19.11.2014 - MANCHESTER ACADEMY
20.11.2014 - GLASGOW O2 ACADEMY
22.11.2014 - OXFORD O2 ACADEMY SOLD OUT!
23.11.2014 - BRISTOL O2 ACADEMY SOLD OUT!
24.11.2014 - BIRMINGHAM INSTITUTE
26.11.2014 - LONDON O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

 Feed The Rhino Unleash Live Video.

Feed The RhinoWednesday 12th November 2014
Filmed at a Sold Out absolute assault on the mind and body that will go down in the history books as one of the” were you there!?” shows - the very awesome Feed The Rhino have released a live video from their now legendary show at The Underworld.

Check out the awesome footage set to their awesome track “New Wave” of what was a night of absolute carnage here: http://youtu.be/l82_JPSVsFw

You still have a couple of chances to catch the band live this week!

14th Kingston, The Fighting Cocks
15th Bournemouth, The Winchester

Get to a show. Get involved. Have the time of your life!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Fightstar Announce London Shows Support.

FightstarTuesday 11th November 2014
Fightstar have announced the support for their huge 10 year anniversary shows this Christmas. The Forum, London sold out in just 15 minutes and as a result, O2 Academy Brixton was added due to the phenomenal demand. Joining them on the bill will be three fantastic British bands We Are The Ocean, More Dangerous Animal (ex Brigade) and Take The Seven.

“We're really happy that WATO are joining us for the Brixton Academy show, we had the pleasure of taking them out on the road very early in their career and really have become a force to be reckoned with!” says singer Charlie Simpson. He continues “As some people may know my oldest Brother Will is the frontman of More Dangerous Animal and I can’t wait for us to be sharing the stage again, we had some of our most memorable tour with his previous band Brigade and I can’t wait for people to hear this new incarnation.”

Also playing will be a fantastic upcoming band form Sheffield called ‘Take The Seven’, who’s debut EP was recorded by none other than Carl Bown, the man at the helm for Fightstar’s last record ‘Be Human.'

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

15th December - O2 Academy, Brixton TICKETS HERE
16th December- The Forum, London SOLD OUT

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands.

Bloodstock FestivalTuesday 11th November 2014
BLOODSTOCK’s early bird tickets are flying out the door in the wake of Halloween’s ROB ZOMBIE headline announcement, but festival HQ aren’t resting on their laurels, they’ve got even more bands ready to add on to the bill!

British stoner/doom overlords, ORANGE GOBLIN are set for a main stage slot in 2015. Having recently unleashed their eighth studio album, 'Back From The Abyss' via Candlelight Records, the band are currently laying waste to Europe on tour with the mighty St Vitus. Check out the brand new video for ‘Sabbath Hex’ from the new release here: http://youtu.be/KiGIvnnejRg.

Norwegian black metallers 1349 also sign up. With latest studio album ‘Massive Cauldron Of Chaos’ recently hitting the racks, the band have also found time to collaborate with Minnesota’s Surly Brewing Company and launch their own ‘1349 Black Ale’. Check out this informative video clip featuring drummer Frost and vocalist Ravn explaining how the whole thing came about: http://youtu.be/p2GhL4kvFU0.

Also joining the hordes at Catton Park are reunited US metalheads ARMORED SAINT. The band are about to hit the studio to record their new opus for label Metal Blade; their first new tunes since 2010’s sixth studio album ‘La Raza’. Check out that album’s video for ‘Left Hook From Right Field’ at: http://youtu.be/gWrRYJDItTo, or for a classic cut, try ‘Reign Of Fire’, taped way back in 1991, at: http://youtu.be/zhJuVyJDvMc. The band are looking forward to their slot at the festival, enthusing “ARMORED SAINT are super excited and honoured to be a part of BLOODSTOCK 2015! And by then we'll have our new record out! See you all soon!”

Planning how to get to BLOODSTOCK? The Big Green Coach packages have now launched. Big Green Coach are the official and exclusive coach travel partner to the festival. Sit back, relax and let their drivers take you, your mates and your camping gear direct to the festival grounds! There are 26 locations all across the UK to choose from! To guarantee your return seat, book at: http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel

An ever-diminishing, limited number of early bird weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956. When they’re gone, they’re gone, so grab yours now! Campervan pitches are also already on sale and sell out quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Bands already announced for 2015 are headliners ROB ZOMBIE and WITHIN TEMPTATION, special guests OPETH, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT and DARK ANGEL. Even more bands will be announced soon, including our third headliner!

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

 Senses Fail Enter Studio.

Senses FailTuesday 11th November 2014
SENSES FAIL has released the title of their next album which will be called 'Pull The Thorns From Your Heart'. The band has entered the studio today to begin recording – an album that they believe will be by far their heaviest, most adventurous record to date. Shaun Lopez (Far, Deftones, Crosses) will act as producer and engineer.

Buddy Nielsen, vocalist of Senses Fail, had the following to say about Pull The Thorns From Your Heart:

“This album is a continuation of the sound we established on Renacer and builds out of those soundscapes. Lyrically this record is about finding peace and love within yourself through the letting go of habitual patterns of emotional and physical self abuse, finding courage in vulnerability and surrendering to the idea that love is the path to liberation. We are so very lucky to be making music this far into our careers and we cannot wait to share it.”
Buddy will also be playing two acoustic shows this December in the USA – each show followed by a discussion with Buddy on addiction, sexuality and finding peace.

The news of Senses Fail’s next album comes shortly after the band announced their signing to Pure Noise Records and completed their successful nationwide Let It Enfold You 10th Anniversary Tour.

Senses Fail, consists of Buddy Nielsen (lead singer), Zack Roach (guitarist), Matt Smith (guitarist) and Gavin Caswell (bass). Since the band’s formation in Ridgewood, NJ over 10 years ago, Senses Fail has released five full lengths and has sold over 1.2 million records worldwide.

 Cradle Of Filth Sign To Nulcear Blast Records.

Cradle Of FilthTuesday 11th November 2014
Having worked with the band for several years in the United States, it is with great pleasure that Nuclear Blast Records can officially announce the worldwide signing of one of the UK's most visionary, sickening and disturbing outfits: CRADLE OF FILTH.

Iconic vocalist Dani Filth commented: "Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger has been trying to snare the band ever since I flew over to see him way back in 1996 as a viable label option, after we left Cacophonous records. He barely missed out due to the close proximity to the band of Music For Nations, the label that CRADLE stayed with until 2001. Now, not only do Nuclear Blast have offices all over the world, but the one in London is actually dead opposite to the old MFN building! Which is weird!

For the full frontal assault we have planned for the awesome new album, Nuclear Blast are the perfect war stallion to carry us screaming into the heart of the next chapter of COF's dark, enigmatic history. Next year is going to be a massive year for the band and the black flags start flying here, with the announcement of our unholy union with Nuclear Blast who have already done great things with my Witch County band, DEVILMENT."

CRADLE OF FILTH have just returned from their successful run through Russia and will hit the studio to begin recording the successor of 2012's The Manticore And Other Horrors later this month.

 Fozzy Announce 2015 Headline tour.

FozzyMonday 10th November 2014
FOZZY, led by professional wrestling star, Chris Jericho, on vocals will embark on a nation-wide U.S. tour on 20th November with Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest.

Europe is on their agenda early next year. UK shows are already confirmed with support coming from The Dirty Youth:

04.03.2015 (UK) Belfast - The Limelight2
05.03.2015 (IE) Cork - Cyprus Avenue
06.03.2015 (IE) Dublin - Fibber Magees
07.03.2015 (UK) Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
08.03.2015 (UK) Wolverhampton - Civic Hall
09.03.2015 (UK) Manchester - The Ruby Lounge
10.03.2015 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
11.03.2015 (UK) London - The Underworld
12.03.2015 (UK) Bristol - The Marble Factory
13.03.2015 (UK) Exeter - Lemon Grove
14.03.2015 (UK) Southampton - 1865
Stay tuned for more dates.

FOZZY’s new video for the title track of their current album, 'Do You Wanna Start A War', can be viewed now here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbrqAFxb4pE

German fans should tune in to: http://www.muzu.tv/fozzy/do-you-wanna-start-a-war-music-video/2317792/

Chris Jericho states: "We wanted the video for ‘Do You Wanna Start A War’ to be sleek, sexy, frantic, inspirational, energetic and most importantly... VERY F*CKIN COOL... and we got it!”

Rich Ward (guitars) further adds: "Fog, slow motion camera shots, and chicks in military
uniforms. Touchdown!"

'Do You Wanna Start A War' was released on July 21st

 The Cancer Bats Unleash New Video.

Cancer BatsMonday 10th November 2014
Following the announcement of their brand new album Searching For Zero - Canada's finest - Cancer Bats have revealed the video from their upcoming single Satellites online. Check out the explosive new video - for what will no doubt be a live favourite when they hit the UK in April 2015 on their co-headline tour with While She Sleeps - here.

The beloved multiple-JUNO nominated hardcore-punk-metal band will release their highly anticipated fifth studio LP titled Searching for Zero on March 9th, 2015 on their own imprint, Noise Church Records. The 10-track album is now available for pre-order right here. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant grat of the lead single “Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake”, which premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter. The iTunes version of the album will include an exclusive track titled “Rust and Bone”. Cancer Bats have also shared a lyric video for “Arsenic In The Year of The Snake”. To check it out, go here.

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

Inspired by both Robinson and their metal idols Black Sabbath, whom they cover extensively under their alter ego, Bat Sabbath, the 10 songs that make up Searching for Zero boast a more raw and organic tonal signature than any previous Bats release. Robinson brought a bare-bones aural aesthetic to the material, capturing a sound that unites the thrashy metal-tinged hardcore of the bands previous releases with a meaty lo-fi intensity, found only in their live shows amongst the sweaty masses. The melodic elements both musically and vocally were inspired by the bands love and admiration of Black Sabbath. “In learning all those Sabbath songs, I ended up having to figure out how to really sing,” laughs lead vocalist Liam Cormier. “In the studio Ross was the one really pushing me to use that new voice I had discovered.”

Thematically, Searching For Zero comes from a place of heavy contemplation for its creators, and at times, that contemplation grew grim and dark. In the end, the result is an acceptance of the realities that come with pursuing a passion, leaving Cancer Bats with a reinvigorated drive to do right by themselves and the people that have followed them this far.

“We were coming out of what was a really heavy year for all of us, with a lot of challenges, non-stop touring and the deaths of people really close to the band. With all of these things we’ve had to deal with this past year, we were all at the point of saying “No More Bullshit”, we’ve dealt with everything, nothing is standing in our way,” Cormier explains about the headspace he shared with his bandmates. “We’ve found our absolute zero, where there can no longer be a negative, and from that point, everything moving forward can only be positive” And that positivity – that willingness to change what you can and let go of the rest – is the source of resolution. “There are real reasons we do this,” Cormier says assuredly. “We love being in this band, and we love the people that we’re lucky enough to share this with.”

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

In support of their forthcoming album, Cancer Bats have just announced a co-headlining UK tour with While She Sleeps for April 2015. Tickets and album bundles for the tour are on sale now.

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/lfq529?brand=uk_cancerbats

Catch these two awesome bands at one of the following venues:

April
22nd – Birmingham, Institute
23rd – Manchester, The Ritz
24th – Norwich, UEA
28th – Newcastle, University
29th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
30th – London, Forum

Searching for Zero Track Listing:
01. Satellites
02. True Zero
03. Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake
04. Beelzebub
05. Devil’s Blood
06. Cursed With A Conscience
07. All Hail
08. Buds
09. Dusted
10. No More Bullshit
11. Rust And Bone ** (iTunes Exclusive Track)

 Hang The Bastard Pull Out Of UK Tour.

Hang The BastardMonday 10th November 2014
HANG THE BASTARD’s vocalist Tomas Hubbard has actually had a very bad week which has involved him in being kept in hospital for 3 days. He has had a back problem for two months and on Monday morning, he actually couldn’t walk. He is currently on crutches/wheelchair with heavy doses of morphine. The band is very sad to announce that they have to pull out of the UK tour with Swedish Death Metal legends Entombed A.D.

Tomas Hubbard comments on this: "First and foremost I would like to apologize for the lateness of this news. I have been waiting to see if I could muster up the strength and stubbornness to bare through it...On Monday I got rushed to hospital in the early hours in severe amounts of pain in my lower back and couldn't move my legs properly. After spending a very morphine endorsed trip to the Royal Berkshire hospital (god or not? bless the NHS) I have a disc in my back that's popped out of place, I have limited feeling in my legs and feet due to my nerve stem in my spine. Having been under all manner of bizarre machines and sorcery, it would seem I will walk and in theory recover fully in the months to come. I sadly despite wanting to more than you can imagine, can't tour/rock out as I can't actually even walk without aid at present. I am so sorry to my fellow band mates and fans of the band equally for basically being a state and ruining a dream of a line up tour. We have spent a lot of money on flights and merch for the tour so are now gutted and in a tough spot. We just wanna get out on the road as soon as possible and put this huge disappointment behind us and riff. We will be back in action, primed, healed and eager to play as many shows as possible in the upcoming year, thank you for supporting us this far. I'm so frustrated and sorry for any disappointment caused.”

 Protest The Hero Announce Replacement Support Band.

Protest The HeroMonday 10th November 2014
Due to internal band issues, The Faceless have been forced to drop off the upcoming Protest The Hero tour commencing next Friday November 14th in Leipzig, Germany. Replacing The Faceless on the tour will be longtime Protest The Hero friends The Safety Fire. All scheduled dates will be played and The Contortionist will continue to be on all shows. Below are the dates for the upcoming tour:

14.11.14 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
15.11.14 Czech Rep Pilsen Pod Lampou
16.11.14 Germany Berlin Bi Nuu
18.11.14 Norway Oslo John Dee / Rockefeller
19.11.14 Sweden Gothenburg Sticky Fingers
20.11.14 Denmark Aarhus Voxhall
21.11.14 Holland EnschedeAtak
22.11.14 Germany Köln Essigfabrik
24.11.14 Belgium AntwerpenTrix
25.11.14 UK Southampton Mo Club
26.11.14 UK Manchester Academy2
28.11.14 Ireland Dublin Voodoo Lounge
29.11.14 North Ireland Belfast Limelight 2
30.11.14 UK WolverhamptonWulfrun Hall
01.12.14 Scotland Edinburgh Studio 24
02.12.14 UK London Koko
04.12.14 France Paris Trabendo
05.12.14 Germany Karlsruhe Substage
06.12.14 Italy Milano Live Forum
07.12.14 Italy Rome Traffic Club
08.12.14 Germany München Backstage
09.12.14 Austria Wien Arena

10.12.14 Switzerland GeneveL'Usine
12.12.14 Switzerland Winterthur GaswerkKulturzentrum
13.12.14 France Lyon Warmaudio

 Marilyn Manson Announces New Album Tracklisting.

Marilyn MansonMonday 10th November 2014
'THE PALE EMPEROR' TRACKLISTING:

Killing Strangers
Deep Six
Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge
The Mephistopheles Of Los Angeles
Warship My Wreck
Slave Only Dreams To Be King
The Devil Beneath My Feet
Birds Of Hell Awaiting
Cupid Carries A Gun
Odds Of Even

 Sleepwave Announce Headline Shows.

SleepwaveMonday 10th November 2014
Ahead of supporting Bring Me The Horizon at their show at The SSE Wembley Arena on December 5th, Sleepwave are excited to announce a couple of intimate headline shows - their first in the UK.

Frontman Spencer Chamberlain says “Sleepwave is about to fly overseas for the first time to play with our friends Bring Me The Horizon and Young Guns! After finding out about this awesome show we decided to play a couple of small club shows during our visit. Come witness our first appearance in the UK and see what "Broken Compass" is like live!”

PLEASE NOTE! There will be 2 shows at the Fighting Cocks! Tickets go on sale for all three headline shows on Tuesday November 11th at 10am

December
4th London, Barfly (18+)
5th London, The SSE Arena Wembley (supporting Bring Me The Horizon)
6th Kingston, Fighting Cocks http://bnqt.co/S061214
(early show 14+ , second show 18+)

Sleepwave is the new band from former Underøath singer Spencer Chamberlain, featuring band mate Stephen Bowman. They released their acclaimed debut album "Broken Compass" on September 15th on Epitaph Records. Their recent single “Through The Looking Glass’ was on the In New Music We Trust playlist on BBC Radio 1 as well as huge support across Team Rock, XFM and Kerrang! Radio.

"Broken Compass" delivers the dirty dark side of electronica through the lens of classic song structure and melody. Sleepwave cuts through the white noise of sound-a-like charlatans like a dull knife. "Broken Compass", the Florida based band’s debut album, speaks truth to power by bucking trends and digging deeply with a creative determination all too lacking today.

A Sleepwave show is full of spit, snot, bile and vibrant redemption, performed by the core duo of Spencer Chamberlain and Stephen Bowman (and various live collaborators) with purpose and meaning. Compared to the camera-ready primadonnas around them, these guys look like they slept in a gas station and sound like the pop apocalypse.

Check out the awesome new video for their track "The Wolf" featuring live footage from the band's recent tour with Nothing More. Watch it now: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dXjDNVBgc1M

 Paradise Lose Start Work On New Album.

Paradise LostSaturday 8th November 2014
After taking a trip back in time with the “Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)” album and the last studio album “Tragic Idol” (2012) which entered the charts in over 10 European countries-- most notably #2 in UK Rock Charts, #6 in Germany, #15 in Austria, #30 in France and #32 in North America Top New Artists/Heatseeker Charts, it's now time for PARADISE LOST's 14th studio album!

The band is about to begin the recording sessions for their much anticipated 14th studio album with Jaimie Gomez Arellano from Orgone Studios in London (Ghost BC, Ulver, Cathedral, Angel Witch) http://www.orgonestudios.com

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

The new Album is tentatively scheduled for a worldwide release through Century Media Records for late April 2015.

 Arch Enemy Launch Live Video.

Arch EnemySaturday 8th November 2014
Currently headlining a North American tour in support of their critically acclaimed album, War Eternal, and only a few weeks away from their upcoming European tour with thrash giants KREATOR, metal icons ARCH ENEMY have launched a new live video for 'As The Pages Burn', taken from their Masters of Rock 2014 festival performance.

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

Be sure to catch the band on the road with KREATOR:

KREATOR - live in Europe with ARCH ENEMY
Nov. 26, 2014 - Le Transbordeur - Lyon, France
Nov. 27, 2014 - L'Usine - Istres, France
Nov. 28, 2014 - Razzmatazz - Barcelona, Spain
Nov. 29, 2014 - La Riviera - Madrid Spain
Dec. 1, 2014 - Le Bikini - Toulouse, France
Dec. 2, 2014 - Le Bataclan - Paris, France
Dec. 4, 2014 - 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec. 5, 2014 - MHP Arena - Ludwigsburg, Germany
Dec. 6, 2014 - Turbinenhalle - Oberhausen, Germany
Dec. 7, 2014 - Garage - Saarbrücken, Germany
Dec. 8, 2014 - Docks - Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 9, 2014 - Huxleys - Berlin, Germany
Dec. 11, 2014 - Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, Germany
Dec. 12, 2014 - Eventhall - Geiselwind, Germany
Dec. 13, 2014 - Tonhalle - München, Germany
Dec. 14, 2014 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec. 16, 2014 - Institute - Birmingham, UK
Dec. 17, 2014 - O2 Academy - Bristol, UK
Dec. 18, 2014 - The Forum - London, UK
Dec. 19, 2014 - Academy - Manchester, UK
Dec. 20, 2014 - Academy - Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 21, 2014 - QMU - Glasgow, UK
Dec. 22, 2014 - O2 Academy - Newcastle, UK

There will be special VIP Tickets available for this tour!
These exclusive Meet & Greet Packages* include:

- Access to a Meet & Greet with ARCH ENEMY
- Photo opportunity with ARCH ENEMY
- An exclusive Tour Poster from ARCH ENEMY
- A voucher code for 1x T-Shirt from the ARCH ENEMY Merchandise
- A Commemorative VIP Laminate & ARCH ENEMY Lanyard

GET YOUR VIP TICKET HERE: http://www.arch-enemy.artistarea.de

*You need a General Admission Ticket to enter the location and the show. This package gives you no access to the event.

 Fightstar Release Special Acoustic Video.

FightstarSaturday 8th November 2014
It has been a while, but Fightstar are back for two huge anniversary shows this Christmas. The Forum, London sold out in just 15 minutes and as a result, O2 Academy Brixton was added due to the phenomenal demand.

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

WATCH “Open Your Eyes”

15th December - O2 Academy, Brixton TICKETS HERE
16th December- The Forum, London SOLD OUT

More huge Fightstar news coming next week!

 Ruts DC To Head Out On Tour In November And December.

Ruts DCFriday 7th November 2014
The glorious rebirth of the legendary Ruts DC continues to pick up pace this month as the band head out on a series of dates throughout November and December. With the forthcoming release of their new ‘Live On Stage’ album and the reissue of their classic dub record ‘Rhythm Collision Vol: 1’ arriving November 24th through Cadiz Music, after a triumphant European tour, the band are primed to start a select UK run.

The live show consists of songs representing the many phases of The Ruts and Ruts DC. Mixing tracks from their most recent ‘Rhythm Collision 2’ album with their acclaimed 1981 ‘Animal Now’ release, their set also includes classic Ruts tracks such as ‘Babylon’s Burning’, ‘Staring At The Rude Boys’, ‘Jah War’ and ‘West One’, among others.

The two remaining original Ruts members - Segs Jennings and Dave Ruffy - provide an exciting powerhouse rhythm section for new addition Leigh Heggarty to excel on guitar. Segs handles the lead vocal/front man duties with panache and respect while Ruffy takes care of backing vocals as he holds down the perfect beat.

Sounding fresh and with the songs still proving to carry an important message in these current times, the Ruts DC are more relevant than ever. Catch them live at the following dates:

November

7th Newcastle Cluny
8th Stockton-On-Tees Georgian Theatre
13th Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
14th Dundee Buskers
15th Glasgow Audio
16th Aberdeen Moorings Bar
20th Leicester The Donkey
21st Leamington Spa The Assembly
22nd Derby Hairy Dog
28th Manchester Academy 3
29th Buckley, Flintshire Tivoli

December
11th Milton Keynes The Craufurd Arms
12th Norwich The Waterfront
20th Bristol The Fleece

 DR. Living Dead! Sign To Century Media Records.

Dr Living DeadFriday 7th November 2014
Century Media Records are proud to announce the signing of DR. LIVING DEAD!

Sweden’s rising force in hardcore-driven thrash metal have managed to build up an excellent reputation with only two albums. The self-titled debut album (2011) and particularly their second album “Radioactive Intervention” (2012) have solidified DR. LIVING DEAD!’s foundation as one of the most gripping, interesting and promising upcoming metal bands of the decade. Besides the high level of musicality, their extraordinary knack for hooks and recognizable melodies and the moshpit-infesting headbanger riffs, it’s most notably the outer appearance that separates DR. LIVING DEAD! from your average thrash metal band. And what could be more convincing than four skull-masked dudes from the north on a suicidal rampage?

Century Media’s main A&R Jens Prüter comments:

“We are proud to welcome DR. LIVING DEAD! to the Century Media family. They bring back the excitement of late ‘80s crossover shows - when crossover was still the unholy marriage of thrash metal and hardcore punk – and it was mandatory to get hurt in the moshpit. These deadly doctors from Sweden definitely know more about good friendly violent fun than spiritual healing and I’m glad we can help them to spread their disease. A special thanks to High Roller Records who discovered and supported the band in the first place!”

The band comments on the signing:

“The Doc is beyond honored to sign with Century Media, past and present home to many of our favorite bands. The energy within this partnership is building up to a nuclear meltdown, ready to tear down the walls of reality and break the barriers of room and time…or at least your fucking stereo. Get ready people!!! //TEAMxDEADx”

DR. LIVING DEAD!’s third studio album “Crush The Sublime Gods” is scheduled to be released in early 2015.

In February the band will team up with SUICIDAL ANGELS and ANGELUS APATRIDA for a European tour.

Prepare to be possessed to T-H-R-A-S-H!!!

 Professor Green Announces New Single.

Professor GreenFriday 7th November 2014
Professor Green returns with Little Secrets, the second single to be taken from his third studio album, Growing Up In Public. Little Secrets follows hot on the heels of the certified silver single Lullaby (feat. Tori Kelly), Green’s biggest hit since Read All About It in 2011. The recently released Lullaby debuted in the top 5 of the singles chart, sold over 200,000 copies, and has already been streamed over 2.5 million times on Spotify.

An acoustic-guitar driven soulful anthem in the making, Little Secrets is produced by Kid Harpoon (Florence and the Machine) and Green’s long term collaborator Alex ‘Cores’ Hayes, and co-written with Kid Harpoon. It features the vocals of Dutch singer-songwriter, rapper and producer Mr Probz - the man behind this year’s global club and chart smash hit, Waves.

The video for Little Secrets is directed by Alex Herron, (Tinie Tempah, Afrojack), who also directed the video for Lullaby (which has now garnered over 5 million views). It was shot in LA and features a compelling narrative centred around the theme of infidelity.

The recently released Growing Up In Public, is set to add another incredible chapter to Green’s all-conquering career which has seen him amass over 500,000 album and 2 million single sales in the UK alone; spawn two Top 3 albums and eight consecutive Top 40 singles; embark on three headline tours in addition to performing on the main stages of countless festivals such as Glastonbury, V Festival and Wireless; and be nominated for a plethora of awards including the Brits ‘Best Male’ over and above earned NME and MOBO awards. Not to mention a high profile underlined by huge social media statistics – 2+ million Facebook Likes, 2+ million Twitter followers – and the fact that his journey has been documented by Channel 4 in a six episode TV series (Professor Green Unseen and Professor Green Unseen: After Hours).

Professor Green’s single Little Secrets (feat. Mr Probz) will be released by Virgin EMI on 7th December. In the run up to release, Green will also be embarking on a nationwide headline UK tour, which kicks off in Glasgow on 28th November and finishes on 11th December in London.

2014 UK TOUR
Fri 28 Nov-2014 – Glasgow, O2 ABC
Sat 29-Nov-2014 – Newcastle, O2 Academy Newcastle
Mon 01-Dec-2014 - Liverpool O2 Academy
Tue 02-Dec-2014 – Carlisle, Carlisle Sands Centre
Wed 03-Dec-2014 – Nottingham, Rock City
Fri 05-Dec-2014 – Manchester, Manchester Academy
Sat 06-Dec-2014 – Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham
Sun 07-Dec-2014 – Norwich, The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
Tue 09-Dec-2014 – Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol
Wed 10-Dec-2014 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy Bournemouth
Thu 11-Dec-2014 – London, Roundhouse

 Atreyu Sign New Record Deal.

AtreyuThursday 6th November 2014
When Atreyu emerged from their hiatus in 2014, the band was met with fevered excitement from fans and the metal community.

The band played a sold-out-in-minutes warm-up show in its native Orange County, were a featured main stage attraction at both AFTERSHOCK and KNOTFEST, released a new song "So Others May Live" as a free download for fans that immediately propelled Atreyu to trending status on social media, and closed out the year by booking a hometown Christmas show at The Observatory in the O.C.

Now, the band has confirmed even more good news -- its worldwide signing to the Search and Destroy Records imprint as part of the newly-announced joint venture between the label and Raw Power Management and Spinefarm Records.

Atreyu's new album, due out in 2015, will be released through Search and Destroy/Spinefarm.

"We're truly excited for this union," said Atreyu drummer Brandon Saller. "Signing with Spinefarm/Search & Destroy will truly allow us to create without restraint. We are looking forward to the future."

Raw Power's Vice President Matt Ash concurred, saying, "Raw Power is proud to be representing Atreyu for management worldwide and we're very excited to move forward with the guys in this fresh chapter of their career.”

"We are beyond excited to welcome Atreyu to the Spinefarm Records roster," said Spinefarm Director of A&R Darren Dalessio. "As one of the pioneering artists of the metalcore movement, it's very exciting to see this new album take shape. The new music they are crafting is nothing short of incredible, and there is a real passion and fire within the band right now that is undeniable. We couldn’t be happier to be a part of this next chapter of Atreyu's already impressive storied career. Expect great things to come in 2015!"

Atreyu, who were one of the key architects of the '00s American metal resurgence, last released an album in 2009 in the form of Congregation of the Damned. While Atreyu simmered on the backburner, the members did other things and flexed different creative muscles during the downtime, but returned to Atreyu earlier this summer.

 In This Moment Unleash New Video.

In This MomentThursday 6th November 2014
Incendiary LA-based rock five piece IN THIS MOMENT are set to unveil their new album, 'Black Widow' on 17th November, their debut for new label, Atlantic Records.

The video for the lead track, 'Sick Like Me' can be checked out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03X0B6u-AxM.

"'Black Widow' is definitely the darker part of me,” says fiery frontwoman, Maria Brink. “This album is about finding the weakness inside and turning it into strength. It's about being reborn, setting yourself free and realizing the balance in everything – the dark and the light."

Produced by longtime collaborator and multiple GRAMMY® Award nominee, Kevin Churko, 'Black Widow' is available to pre order now at Amazon ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Widow-This-Moment/dp/B00OAKTEIU/) and iTunes. All pre-orders via iTunes will receive four instant grat downloads prior to the album release.

 Periphery To Release Double Album.

PeripheryThursday 6th November 2014
PERIPHERY, the D.C. based prog outfit whose music Rolling Stone (US) described as “instrumentally vigorous” and whose members have graced the covers of Guitar World and Modern Drummer, release dual albums “Juggernaut: Alpha” and “Juggernaut: Omega”. “Juggernaut” will be out outside of North America, Australia/NZ and Japan via Century Media Records on January 26th, 2015.

"Given the nature and complexity of the ‘Juggernaut’ story, we've actually done something different and exciting in regards to the release,” explains drummer Matt Halpern. “’Juggernaut’ is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because ‘Juggernaut’ is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we've divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums. ‘Juggernaut: Alpha’, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, ‘Juggernaut: Omega’, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character's complex journey. Although the albums are split in two physically, the story is only complete when the albums are digested consecutively, allowing the listener to recognize and hear the lyrical and musical overlapping themes, foreshadowing, and connected ideas.”

“This is new ground and it’s exciting,” band founder and guitarist Misha Mansoor says of the band’s approach to writing and recording ‘Juggernaut’, which saw all six members work collectively for the first time in PERIPHERY’s history. “It's a way to shake things up. Everyone contributed to everything, even if it wasn't his instrument. It wasn’t about confrontation. Everyone was focused on creating a really cool album.”

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

Misha Mansoor on going to Russia: "We are very excited to finally play Russia! We have heard so many amazing things about the shows and fans supporting us there and we can't wait to rock out with them at the shows.” And on headlining in London he has the following to say: “It has been too long London, you are one of our favorite cities to play ever. We couldn't come to Europe and miss you guys so we are stoked to be coming back finally! See you there.”

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

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

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

 

 Toothgrinder Unleash New Video.

ToothgrinderThursday 6th November 2014
New Jersey noisemakers Toothgrinder, having freshly signed to Spinefarm Records, reveal their brand new video for The Hour Angle.

Check out the video for The Hour Angle here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE3PagrocKk

In addition to this, the band will release their label debut The Schizophrenic Jubilee EP on November 10th via Spotify only here in the UK.

Toothgrinder push heavy metal into the future with their unusual song structures, torrents of riffs and scaled-the-bowels-of-hell vocal attack. But it's not all metallic fists and fury; the band's music is smartly crafted and sonically provocative. Like Dillinger Escape Plan? Between The Buried And Me? Then you will dig Toothgrinder.

 Skindred To Set Off On Tour.

SkindredThursday 6th November 2014
Skindred are set to round off a hugely successful 2014 with a series of European dates (including visiting some of the less frequently visited UK towns). They will also release the banging “Proceed With Caution” – taken from their critically acclaimed album “Kill the Power”

2014 has seen Skindred play to audiences across the world, with a string of high profile festival slots – including Download, Hurricane, Bestival and Polish Woodstock – along with sold-out tours at venues such as London’s Brixton Academy. The band has sold more than half a million records worldwide during their career to date. The band have also just been announced to play at next year’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany with Foo Fighters and Slipknot.

Skindred has recently announced signing a worldwide deal with Napalm Records and is currently working on a new album, scheduled to be released in 2015.

Skindred have also confirmed that Dan Sturgess after joining the bands live set up for the last few years as their DJ/sampler and backing singer has now joined the band properly as a full time member and will also be involved in the writing of the bands forthcoming album.

The band will be playing Europe this November and December. The single choice does not have any bearing on the touring cities…. 2014 UK dates are as follows.

Friday 21st November – Plymouth, The Hub
Saturday 22nd November – Swansea, Sin City
Sunday 23rd November – Bath, Komedia
Monday 24th November – Carlisle, The Brickyard
Tuesday 25th November – Hull, The Welly Club
Wednesday 26th November – Cardiff, The Globe
Thursday 27th November – Poole, Mr Kyps
Friday 28th November – Salisbury, City Hall
Wednesday 31st December – Camberley, The Agincourt

Tickets are available from all usual outlets. Support tbc

They are also confirmed as main support on the Steel Panther tour in March 2015 including Wembley Arena


 Monuments Announce UK Tour With Karnivool.

MonumentsThursday 6th November 2014
The touring just won’t stop for MONUMENTS! After touring Europe with Dioramic and Protest The Hero, they headed off to North America for a run with Glass Cloud and Scale The Summit which lead to their 1st North American headlining tour with support coming from Polyphia, Villains, Lionfight. The band is currently on a European run with After The Burial, Circles and Tides From Nebula, and have now announced a UK run for 2015 supporting the phenomenal Karnivool.

MONUMENTS
w/ Karnivool
23.03.2015 (UK) Glasgow - ABC Ballroom
24.03.2015 (UK) Manchester - The Ritz
25.03.2015 (UK) Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
26.03.2015 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
27.03.2015 (UK) Southampton - 1865
28.03.2015 (UK) London - Roundhouse

European tour with After The Burial, Circles, Tides From Nebula:
30.10.2014 (HU) Budapest - A38
31.10.2014 (D) Munich - Feierwerk
01.11.2014 (D) Trier - Exhaus
02.11.2014 (D) Stuttgart - Cann
03.11.2014 (CZ) Prague - Rock Cafe
04.11.2014 (PL) Warsaw - Proxima
05.11.2014 (D) Berlin - Comet
06.11.2014 (D) Leipzig - Conne Island
07.11.2014 (DK) Copenhagen - KB18
08.11.2014 (D) Frankfurt - 11er


 Set It Off Announce Tour With Crown The Empire.

Crown The EmpireWednesday 5th November 2014
Florida based band Set It Off have today announced a run of UK and European shows as main support for Crown The Empire.

This tour announcement comes shortly after the release of their high-energy sophomore album ‘Duality’. Check out the video for lead single ‘Why Worry’ here: http://youtu.be/sesKiKYQn84

Vocalist Cody Carson comments; “We were on Crown The Empire's first tour ever with them a few years back and it's been so awesome watching them grow into the band they have become. We all really love those guys, they're good friends of ours, that's why we are so damn excited to cross the pond with them and play in the UK and Europe at the beginning of 2015. We both just released brand new records and are so excited to showcase some new songs for everyone! Prepare yourself for one hell of a show!”

Early reviews from Big Cheese Magazine and Alternative Press rave on the band's lead single ‘Why Worry’ respectively noting that the song "will have Fall Out Boy quaking in their boots" and that it's "one of the best pop songs you'll hear all year." while Kerrang! awarded the album a perfect score of 5 out of 5 and declared that "Set It Off have created their own sub-genre in an oversubscribed pop-rock scene and absolutely nailed it." As Rock Sound ensures: "Every song here is precisely constructed and delivered with nothing but the purest showmanship. A late contender for Album Of The Year? Absolutely."

Dangerkids and Alive Like Me will also be on the tour. Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday 7th November.

 Roam Sign To Hopeless Records.

RoamWednesday 5th November 2014
Eastbourne based pop-punk clan ROAM today announce their signing to US label Hopeless Records, becoming only the second UK band in the label’s history to do so. Alex Adam (guitar / vocals) had this to say - “So many bands on Hopeless are bands we grew up listening to, so to share a label with them is insane.”

The first fruits of the partnership will be a four track EP named ‘Viewpoint,’ out January 26th (UK) / 27th (North America) 2015. The EP was recorded August 2014 with Drew Lawson (Bring Me The Horizon, Me Vs Hero, While She Sleeps) and Seb Barlow (Neck Deep), and will be followed by a full length album further into 2015. A typically unrelenting touring schedule for ROAM will include a slot supporting Man Overboard on their tour across the UK and Europe.

On the subject of the EP, Alex said - “A few of the songs on ‘Viewpoint’ are really about looking at situations from a different side and understanding that a lot of the time our problems get blown out of proportion. We tend to over think things a lot and it makes you lose perspective sometimes. The concept also follows into the artwork for the record too. One side of the art shows a negative side; the side you sometimes get caught up in. The other shows the positive side. You could look at it from either side and see a different idea.”

Tracklisting looks like: 1) Over Your Head // 2) Warning Sign // 3) 519 // 4) Safeguard

Ahead of the release, the band have revealed a video for ‘Warning Sign’, which was shot in locations across the globe from London to Athens. ‘Warning Sign’ is the first material to be released by the band since November 2013’s DIY release ‘Head Down’, which took the band from begging to play local shows to touring the depths of Eastern Europe with Enter Shikari in just 12 months; and if the past year is anything to go by, 2015 is definitely promising to be a huge year in the band’s career.

Preorders for Viewpoint, released only on 12” vinyl: http://smarturl.it/ROAMmerch
iTunes preorder (inc instant download of ‘Warning Sign’): http://smarturl.it/viewpoint

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

 Scott Ian To Release DVD..

Scott IanWednesday 5th November 2014
Legendary heavy metal musician, author, and television personality SCOTT IAN had a lot to say on the European and United States legs of his groundbreaking Speaking “Swearing Words” Tour. After decades-worth of international touring with Anthrax, bumping elbows with illustrious (and sometimes ridiculous) characters all over the media spectrum, and undergoing general “you won’t believe this” experiences— SCOTT IAN certainly had some hilarious and surprisingly personal stories to share.
“Swearing Words” is an honest look at the insane life that Scott has led for the last 31 years, the people he’s met, and the events that coincide. Now, you can experience Scott’s “Swearing Words” Tour by way of Swearing Words in Glasgow, available via Megaforce Records on November 10, 2014.

The Swearing Words in Glasgow DVD is a full performance recording, filmed towards the end of the tour run in Glasgow, Scotland, and is being funded by a wildly popular PledgeMusic campaign, which surpassed its goal with the help of gracious and dedicated fans!

 Ed Harcourt To Release New Single 'The Way That I Live'.

Ed HarcourtTuesday 2nd November 2014
Acclaimed songwriter Ed Harcourt tops off an eventful 2014 with new single ‘The Way That I Live’.

Recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, with the same engineer and string ensemble who helped concoct his latest full-length album, Back Into The Woods, ‘The Way That I Live’ has been selected to soundtrack Burberry’s Festive 2014 global advertising campaign.

Hear the track and watch the Burberry short film starring Romeo Beckham, ‘From London With Love’ on YouTube: http://youtu.be/ojBufhpPgMo

Launched last night (Nov 3rd) with the first ever live performance of the track at Burberry’s Regent’s Street flagship store, Harcourt’s latest creation grabs you by the hand for a voyage into a wonderland of hope, pianos and nostalgia. This elegant ballad spirals to a breathtaking crescendo of heart-stopping strings from The Langley Sisters as Harcourt’s voice bellows across snow-capped rooftops.

Burberry have called upon Harcourt’s services throughout 2014, featuring his live performances as the focal point of their fashion week runway shows in both London and China. ‘You Can’t Stop the Rain’, which was composed especially to perform in Shanghai, features on the release alongside a new dewy-eyed gonzo-lullaby entitled ‘Take It To The Grave’.

Regarding the single, Ed says:
"After travelling to the Far East and performing a waltz for umbrellas ('You Can't Stop The Rain'), Burberry invited me to compose another epic opus for them. Written late one night, the result was an unrepentant howl. This song is the antithesis of my usual delirious husk. It's a battlecry of sorts, neither bowed nor broken."

This year has involved far more than dabbling in catwalk anthemics though. In January 2014, Harcourt released a new record entitled ‘Time of Dust’. The 28-minute long mini-album was named album of the week by Guardian’s Alexis Petridis, who talked of the album’s “gothic grandeur”. With his producer, songwriting gun-for-hire hat on, Ed found himself working with Marianne Faithfull (touring the songs they wrote together throughout the UK & Europe), Kathryn Williams, Ren Harvieu and the hotly-tipped James Bay; and playing piano on Lana Del Rey’s latest album. Meanwhile, Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s hugely successful album Wanderlust, which he produced and co-wrote, has been awarded a silver disc.

Harcourt will return to the studio this winter to begin recording his seventh album. Working with Flood (Nine Inch Nails, PJ Harvey, etc), Ed’s new, much heavier scorched-heart sound will feature the added grunt of his new custom-made Beastatone guitar.

Ed plays the East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf on November 11th, and is on tour throughout Europe with Marianne Faithfull until the end of 2014.

‘The Way That I Live’ is now available to pre-order on iTunes ( http://geni.us/2a18) and other digital stores. It’s released worldwide by CCCLX on Dec 15th 2014.

 Mubusted Announce Massive 2015 Arena Tour.

McbustedTuesday 2nd November 2014
With the excitement of 2014’s most incredible, jaw-dropping arena tour still ringing in fans’ ears nationwide, and almost exactly one year on from their formation, McBusted announce their return to the live stage in spring 2015.

McBusted announced their debut eleven date tour for 2014 last November, with the initial shows selling out in an hour. Due to phenomenal demand from fans and the general public, it swiftly became the UK’s largest arena tour of the year, played to a staggering 350,000 people across an amazing 35 sold out arenas, culminating in a show stopping headline performance at Hyde Park to 60,000 people.

Now armed with a superb debut album, and a massive new single ‘Air Guitar’, the six piece supergroup will play the following arenas next year:

March 12 Glasgow The SSE Hydro
March 16 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
March 18 Leeds First Direct Arena
March 21 Manchester Arena
March 22 Manchester Arena
March 24 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
March 28 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
March 29 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
March 31 Liverpool Echo Arena
April 04 London The O2
April 05 London The O2
April 09 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
April 10 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
April 13 Bournemouth BIC
April 15 Bournemouth BIC


April 18 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
April 21 Dublin 3 Arena
April 22 Belfast Odyssey Arena

Tickets go on sale Friday 7th November at 9am from www.livenation.co.uk.

Every single moment of McBusted’s launch and first year as a band was captured by the band’s long-time friend and film maker David Spearing. The result is the behind the scenes film ‘TourPlay’, which last week received an exclusive limited release in Vue cinemas nationwide, and will be released on DVD on November 24th.

McBusted’s single ‘Air Guitar’ is released November 23rd with their debut album ‘McBusted’ following on December 1st.

 Mariachi El Bronx To Support Gogol Bordello

Mariachi El BronxTuesday 2nd November 2014
Mariachi El Bronx (III) – the self-titled third album from the alter ego of acclaimed Los Angeles punk outfit The Bronx – is out today. “Wildfires,” the album’s first single, is the new Starbucks Pick of the Week. The track premiered on The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, which praised lead singer Matt Caughthran’s “soulful vocals” and revealed the inspiration for the song in this article.

The band is celebrating the album’s U.S. release on White Drugs/ATO Records with a pair of special hometown performances. Mariachi El Bronx will tape a Sonos Studio session today in front of a live audience in Los Angeles. The session will air on an upcoming episode of KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic.” KCRW premiered the album in its entirety last week. The band will play a record release show tomorrow night at L.A.’s El Rey Theatre and kick off a West Coast run on November 6 in San Luis Obispo, CA. Long Beach, CA-based band Tijuana Panthers will support along with Pounded By The Surf, a new surf band founded by Joby J. Ford and Vincent Hidalgo, both of Mariachi El Bronx, and Thaddeus Robles (the Heartaches). See below for itinerary.

MOJO awarded Mariachi El Bronx (III) four stars, noting, “they understand that the essence of mariachi is tragedy, and manage to make music that is simultaneously melancholy and uplifting, heartbroken but hopeful…this is an album that expands upon a growing body of work and, like the output of fellow Los Angelino forefathers Los Lobos before them, crosses musical borders.” Kerrang! said the album “features not just some of the best songs the band has recorded in this guise, but a number of the finest songs heard this year. With an expertise for both composition and arrangement, not to mention frontman Matt Caughthran’s sonorous and luxuriant vocals, it’s irresistible in the genuine sense of the word.”

“Mariachi El Bronx proved long ago they are no gimmick, despite what you might surmise from the outline — i.e., five guys from a hardcore punk band go on a south-of-the-border tangent, grow their ranks, get charro suits, become worldwide phenoms live,” observed Buzzbands.la. “Their Mexican folk music comes with a big heart and broad imagination, and especially on their…third album as MEB, faithfully updated for the times.”

The band recorded most of (III) at Haunted Hallow Studios in Charlottesville, Virginia, a surreal private countryside location. Mariachi El Bronx – comprising Matt Caughthran, Joby J. Ford, Jorma Vik, Brad Magers, Ken Horne, Vincent Hidalgo, Ray Suen and Keith Douglas – spent two weeks there, recording with producer John Avila (Oingo Boingo), who co-produced (I) and (II) with the band. DJ Bonebrake (X) guests on marimbas on “Nothing’s Changed” and harp virtuoso Willie Acuña (Mariachi Sol de Mexico) joins the band on “Raise The Dead.”

(III) follows 2011’s Mariachi El Bronx (II), which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist chart. The band supported (II) with numerous high profile television and radio performances – including “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Conan,” KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” WXPN’s “World Café” and KEXP – and extensive touring, including a North American arena run with Foo Fighters.

After concluding their fall West Coast run, Mariachi El Bronx will join Gogol Bordello on a tour of Europe and the UK, where (III) has been released by PIAS Records. It is due out on November 7 on Cooking Vinyl Records in Australia and New Zealand.

MARIACHI EL BRONX – 2014 TOUR DATES
West Coast Headline Tour
11/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey Theatre
11/6 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company
11/7 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
11/8 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/10 – Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo
11/11 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
11/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/15 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
11/21 – San Diego, CA SoundDiego Live

Supporting Gogol Bordello
12/1 – Gdansk, POL @ B90
12/2 – Krakow, POL @ Rotunda
12/4 – Warsaw, POL @ Stodola
12/5 – Berlin, GER @ Astra Kulturhaus
12/6 – Osnabrück, GER @ Hyde Park
12/8 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
12/9 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy
12/11 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
12/12 – Sheffield, UK @ O2 Academy
12/13 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse
12/14 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
12/16 – Dublin, IRE @ The Academy

 New Unearth Album Out Now.

UnearthTuesday 2nd November 2014
“Watchers Of Rule”, the new album of New England Metal pioneers UNEARTH, is out now via Century Media Records in Europe. Produced and mixed by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), this marks the band's six full length LP in their decorated sixteen year tenure.

UNEARTH’s “Watchers Of Rule” is available in the following formats (all pictured above!):
Ltd. Edition Digipak
CD Jewelcase
Gatefold black LP on 180gr. vinyl + CD
Ltd. Gatefold transparent red LP on 180gr. vinyl +CD (limited to 200 copies)
Digital Download

To purchase “Watchers Of Rule”, please visit select local retailers or the following websites:
CM Distro: http://smarturl.it/worCMDISTRO
AMAZON: http://smarturl.it/watchersofruleAMAZON
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/watchersofruleiTUNES

UNEARTH’s Trevor Phipps checked in with the following comment about the album: "Watchers of Rule is our most vicious, aggressive and anthemic album to date. To say we are looking forward to people hearing this record is a gross understatement. The album remains true to the Unearth sound, but also opens up a new direction of urgency and fire within our music. Bang your heads my friends.“

“Watchers Of Rule” track-list:
1. Intro
2. The Swarm
3. Lifetime In Ruins
4. Guards Of Contagion
5. From The Tombs Of Five Below
6. Never Cease
7. Trail To Fire
8. To The Ground
9. Burial Lines
10. Birth Of A Legion
11. Watchers Of Rule

 Blackberry Smoke To Release New Album.

Blackberry SmokeTuesday 2nd November 2014
Atlanta's southern rock kings BLACKBERRY SMOKE are set to release their fourth studio album, 'Holding All The Roses' on 9th February 2015 through Earache Records.

Produced by studio legend Brendan O'Brien (AC/DC, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, The Black Crowes), the newie follows hot on the heels of August's double live album/DVD set, 'Leave A Scar; Live In North Carolina', which romped into the album chart at #35 and February's Top 30 album, 'The Whippoorwill'. The album cycle saw the five piece make three visits to the UK, with each batch of dates selling out in advance, even with numerous upgraded venues.

Frontman Charlie Starr enthuses about working with Brendan O'Brien; 'It was everything we'd hoped it'd be - and more. We'd wanted to make a record with Brendan since we started the band, simply because he made all our favourite records of the early to mid 90's, starting with the first two Black Crowes records, Four Horsemen, Raging Slab, Dan Baird...then into Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen.... It was fabulous and an honour to make music with him. I just think it's best record we've ever made."

With plaudits across the board from MOJO, Classic Rock, The Guardian and The Times, the future for BLACKBERRY SMOKE looks bright. A BBC Radio 2 'Bob Harris' session and a Google session are yet to air and the band have been picking up airplay from Radio 2, Planet Rock and Team Rock Radio. Plans are afoot for a live return for the Summer. Watch this space.

If BLACKBERRY SMOKE is a new name to you, check out this video intro to the band and find out what all the fuss is about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L1lHiHOXFE.

The album is available to pre-order from Amazon and iTunes and also comes in an array of collectable formats, including various CD/t-shirt bundles, delicious coloured vinyl versions, plus a special limited edition box set which can be pre-ordered over at http://www.earache.com/bbs.

 Engel To Release New Album 'Raven Kings' On The 1st December.

EngelMonday 1st November 2014
Engel are back with their fourth album “Raven Kings”, due to be released on December 1st 2014 through Gain Music. The album is produced by the bands founder and songwriter, Niclas Engelin from In Flames, and is mixed by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat).

Engel emerged on to the world stage with the release of the critically acclaimed debut album “Absolute Design” in 2007. Confronted with high expectations and certainly a force to be reckoned with in their own right, Engel have established themselves as one of the most stylish and impressive acts of their genre. Now it’s time to unleash the true potential of this Swedish group and with the soon to be released “Raven Kings” .

‘Salvation’ opens the album with ferocity leading on to ‘Denial’ and it’s nu-school take on thrash echoing the influences of bands like Exodus and Death Angel. ‘I Am The Answer’ takes the album to a darker harrowing acoustic place, as a breather before being thrown into more crushing and powerful riffs in ‘When The Earth Burns’, that is equal in brutality to the likes of Meshuggah.

Engel will release ‘Raven Kings’ on December 1st through Gain Music. The band are set to tour the UK in 2015.

 Enter Shikari Unleash New Video.

Enter ShikariMonday 1st November 2014
ENTER SHIKARI have released ‘Radiate [Live In St. Petersburg. Russia]’ video via their YouTube channel today.

You can view the video here : http://youtu.be/p3mYaW4WNG0

Shot at the band’s 3,000 capacity headline show at the city’s A2 venue this summer, the track is taken from the ‘Bootleg Series Vol.6’ DVD which makes up part of the deluxe edition of January 2015’s release of the band’s fourth album ‘The Mindsweep’.
(a super-super-deluxe edition of ‘The Mindsweep’ also includes ‘Bootleg Series Vol.6.1’ DVD2, which features a full show in front of 350,000 people at the Woodstock Festival in Poland 2013, amongst other things).
The footage was shot on 10 cameras by a Russian crew directed by fan, friend and all ‘round good guy Mr Oleg Rooz of Ukraine.

More details of ‘The Mindsweep’ pre-order options can be found at :
http://www.entershikari.com/new-album-the-mindsweep-pre-order-offers-uk-euro-tour/

‘The Mindsweep’ will be released on January 19th 2015 and comes almost exactly three years to the day after the the release of the band’s last full-length album.
That album, ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’, entered the UK midweek chart at #1 and continued the band’s journey both musically and physically, touring around the world at least twice during the album campaign and seeing large sold out shows in territories as far-flung as Russia, Indonesia and Weston-Super-Mare.

Following December 2014 shows in Spain and Japan, Enter Shikari kick off 2015 with touring across Europe and the UK.
Tickets for the band’s show at London’s Camden Roundhouse sold out within 12 hours of going on sale, so a second night was quickly added.

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

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

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

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

 Front Porch Step Tour Dates.

Front Porch StepMonday 1st November 2014
Columbus based singer-songwriter act Front Porch Step, the acoustic solo project of Jake Mcelfresh, has announced plans to release a new EP titled Whole Again on 1st December via Pure Noise Records. In anticipation, he has teamed up with Kerrang! with the premier of the title track “Whole Again.” The record will be available digitally as well as on CD and 7” vinyl and can be pre-ordered now at http://frontporchstep.merchnow.com.

“I am more excited for this song than any other song I’ve ever released,” Jake says, of Whole Again’s title-track. “Not only was it amazing working with Alan Day, but the music he wrote for this allowed me to release more passion into a song than I ever have before. This is also the first FPS song with drums (played by Engineer; Adam Rourke). Adam was a blast to work with and the man is a genius. On top of all of that, this is a positive song, about a recent change in my life that has made it unbelievably better. I hope people enjoy this as much as me, Alan, and Adam had making it.”

Stream “Whole Again” now

Front Porch Step will be back in the UK next year, with Rob Lynch and Allison Weiss – check out the full dates and ticket info below.

TOUR DATES WITH ROB LYNCH & ALLISON WEISS:
Thu 22 Jan Joiners, Southampton
Fri 23 Jan Gwdihw, Cardiff
Sat 24 Jan Borderline, London
Sun 25 Jan Start & Garter, Manchester
Mon 26 Jan Red Room, Nottingham
Tues 27 Jan Audio, Glasglow
Wed 28 Jan Think Tank, Newcastle
Thu 29 Jan Key Club Leeds
Fri 30 Jan Asylym, Birmingham
Sat 31 Jan All Saints Church, Kingston
Tickets go on sale now

 Welcome To Ramblin' Man Festival.

Ramblin Man FestivalMonday 3rd November 2014
Scorpions – UK exclusive show in 2015
Gregg Allman (of The Allman Brothers Band) – UK exclusive show in 2015
Camel – UK Festival exclusive show in 2015
Marillion – UK Festival exclusive show in 2015

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

The Rock Collective and TeamRock are proud to announce a brand new UK festival. Ramblin’ Man Fair will bring the best of Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Country and Blues to Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent over the weekend of 25th and 26th July 2015.

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

The event will be a unique experience set to become a staple of the UK festival calendar.

Ramblin’ Man Fair is delighted to announce the first set of acts headlining its Classic Rock and Prog Stages with more stages, including Country and Blues, and acts to be announced.

Scorpions are the one of the biggest selling hard rock bands of all time, with worldwide record sales of over 100 million. Formed in 1965 in Hanover, Germany, the band rose to international stardom in the late 70s and early 80s with a string of classic albums including Lovedrive, Blackout and Love At First Sting. A new Scorpions album is planned for release in 2015 to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary.

“Scorpions are very happy to be headlining Ramblin’ Man Fair. It’s an exciting new festival and our only UK show in 2015. We love playing the UK and can’t wait to deliver a set of Scorpions classics. See you down the front!“ – Scorpions

Gregg Allman is a legendary figure in American music. He was a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, who defined the soulful sound of southern rock on iconic albums such as At Fillmore East (1971) and Eat A Peach (1972). As a solo artist, he has made a string of acclaimed albums, including 2011’s Low Country Blues, which reached number five on the US Billboard chart. Allman was inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006, and in November 2014 he is to receive the Living Legend award at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour event in Los Angeles. Millions of Top Gear fans around the world will recognise The Allman Brothers Song “Jessica” as the programmes theme tune.

“Really looking forward to getting back to the UK with my band. I’ve always loved my British fans. Love playing for them. It’s going to be a lot of fun” – Gregg Allman

Camel are among the most revered British progressive rock groups from the golden generation of the early 70s. Formed in London, the band made their name with landmark albums Mirage, The Snow Goose and Moonmadness – described byallmusic.com as “majestic and canonical”. Still led by founding member Andrew Latimer, Camel completed a successful tour in 2014 playing The Snow Goose in its entirety. Among the new generation of rock musicians citing Camel as a key influence are Steven Wilson and Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt.

Marillion are one of the world’s leading progressive rock bands, with a career spanning 35 years and 17 studio albums. With their original singer Fish, the band found huge success in the early 80s with albums such as Script For A Jester’s Tear and Misplaced Childhood – the latter yielding the hit single Kayleigh. And in the 25 years since Steve Hogarth took over from Fish, Marillion’s popularity has continued via a series of brilliant albums and pioneering fan interaction through the internet.

"Marillion are proud to be heading-up the Prog Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair next July. Exciting stuff indeed. On the right side of London for a hop across the channel, and so thoroughly recommended to our European fans as well as the Brits” - Marillion

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

Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk from 10am GMT on Monday 3rd November 2015. Available initially will be

Early Bird General Admission Weekend Tickets £99.00 plus £9.99 Booking Fee.

Early Bird VIP Admission Weekend Tickets £180.00 plus £15 Booking Fee.

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

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

Ramblin’ Man Fair are working with local organisations to offer luxury camping and accommodation packages across Friday, Saturday and Sunday (details to be announced).

The festival will be supporting local charities.

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

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

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

 Rob Zombie To Headline Bloodstock Open Air Festival.

Bloodstock Open AirFriday 31st October 2014
This Halloween, BLOODSTOCK has some howlingly good news to share! Are you a fan of the undead? Love Zombies? The fiendishly brilliant ROB ZOMBIE is confirmed as Sunday’s 2015 main stage headliner, bringing his mind-blowing full production to Catton Park.

ROB ZOMBIE exclaims, "I am so ready to get on a plane, and get my ass over to merry ol' England for BLOODSTOCK. We've had some of the best shows of our lives over there and can't wait to add this to the list. Besides, it's called ‘BLOODSTOCK' so how could it not be bloody fucking fun?”

Expect to witness a spectacular range of ROB ZOMBIE classics as well as choice cuts from the band’s most recent studio album ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’. Check out this cut of ‘Superbeast’ from last year’s ‘The Zombie Horror Picture Show’ DVD, which captured Rob and his Zombie bandmates John 5, Piggy D and Ginger Fish on the road and get a taster of what’s in store; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsw8koMaZXU.

In addition to that big news, don’t forget that BLOODSTOCK’s ‘Rock Society’ memberships went on sale at 9am today, 31st October. The BLOODSTOCK ‘Rock Society’ is effectively the festival’s ‘Members Club’, offering not only a 10% discount on your weekend ticket (and that’s on top of the already discounted early bird ticket if you’re quick enough!), but it offers punters all sorts of other cool benefits like priority access to the signing tent, special tours of backstage & production areas so you can see what goes on ‘behind the scenes,’ as well as access to the VIP Serpents Lair bar, plus a Rock Society laminate with your name and membership number, and plenty more besides. The memberships are limited to just 300 and sell out very quickly every year, so don’t delay if you want to pick one up. Last year, these sold out that morning! Full details can be found at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/rock-society.

Don’t want to do the zombie shuffle all the way to BLOODSTOCK? The Big Green Coach packages have now launched. Big Green Coach are the official and exclusive coach travel partner to BLOODSTOCK. Sit back, relax, and let their drivers take you, your mates, and your zombie survival/camping gear direct to the festival grounds! There are 26 locations all across the UK to choose from! To guarantee your return seat, book here: http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel

An ever-diminishing, limited number of early bird weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956 . When they’re gone, they’re gone so grab yours now! Campervan pitches are also already on sale and these move very quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Bands already announced for 2015 are Saturday’s headliners, WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, plus DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA and DARK ANGEL. More bands will be announced soon! BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2015. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at http://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and http://www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Napalm Death Reveal 15th Studio Album Details.

36 CrazyfistsFriday 31st October 2014
Like a bear native to the Alaskan tundra, 36 Crazyfists have emerged from a four-year recording hibernation to sign a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records. The label welcomes the Alaska-originated band – celebrating its 20th anniversary this year – to its formidable and expanding roster, boasting the best in hard rock and heavy metal.

The new album, Time and Trauma, is due out in February 2015.

"We have found a new home at Spinefarm Records. and although the label is new to us, some of the staff are old friends and we couldn't be more grateful to unleash the beast that is Time and Traumawith their help,” says frontman Brock Lindow. "20 years in and it feels like Spinefarm is a killer home to hang our hats. See you all on the road in 2015!"

Spinefarm Senior Director of Marketing Tim Brennan echoed that sentiment, saying, "We are thrilled to have 36 Crazyfists be part of the growing Spinefarm family! They are a genuine band of brothers that has grinded for 20 years to create a truly committed fan-base. Time and Trauma is an incredible way to begin the next 20 years for the band.”

36 Crazyfists released their debut Bitterness the Star via Roadrunner Records in 2002. The follow up, 2004's A Snow Capped Romance, is largely considered a sleeper classic in the post-hardcore realm. The band also released several additionally beloved albums, including Rest Inside the Flames (2006) via the now-defunct DRT Entertainment, as well as The Tide and Its Takers (2008) and Collisions and Castaways through Ferret Music. Their Spinefarm debut is their first album in four years and their first since Collisions and Castaways, released in 2010.

To celebrate the fresh label partnership, the band has shared the new song "Also Am I", which is available as a stream. Listen to it here:- https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/36-crazyfists-also-am-i/s-tl3pm

This new song is merely a taste of what’s to come… 36 Crazyfists will close out 2014 with a slew of US tour dates, including a December anniversary show in their native state. Here's to 20 more years of bringing the rock!

 The Cancer Bats Announce One off Show.

Cancer BatsFriday 31st October 2014
Cancer Bats have been announced as the special guests at the Vans x Crossfire Halloween Massacre at the House of Vans in London on Saturday November 1st. This follows the exciting announcement this week of their brand new album “Searching For Zero” coming March 9th 2015 on Noise Church Records/BMG Rights. The band will also hit the road with While She Sleeps on a co-headline tour of the UK in April - Tickets and album bundles for the tour are on sale now! Be quick - this is a hot ticket!

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/lfq529?brand=uk_cancerbats

Catch these two awesome bands at one of the following venues:

April
22nd – Birmingham, Institute
23rd – Manchester, The Ritz
24th – Norwich, UEA
28th – Newcastle, University
29th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
30th – London, Forum

 Napalm Death Reveal 15th Studio Album Details.

Napalm DeathThursday 30th October 2014
Following South American touring as well as appearances at Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horrorfest in Austin as well as Slipknot’s Knotfest in San Bernadino this past weekend, British Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH are ready to reveal the first details for their much anticipated new, 15th studio album release. The album will be entitled “Apex Predator - Easy Meat” and will be released via Century Media Records on January 26th, 2015 in Europe and January 27th, 2015 in North America.

Vocalist Mark 'Barney' Greenway chimed in as follows in regards to the album’s title and concept:
"Sometimes you have to ponder long and hard for an album title, but following the Rana Plaza disaster of last year (collapse of a textile sweatshop building in Bangladesh), it spurred me on to try and craft an expose of slave labour in the modern world (and the surrounding conditions propping it up).

Some in power like to declare that slavery is consigned to the history books. But if you look beneath the surface it is alive and well in many different forms - it just has a different face now, and exists in ways that may seem ethically ambiguous. Using the terminology of evolution particularly interests us, so in this case the 'Apex Predator' represents those who bring the slavery to bear (and capitalise from it), and the 'Easy Meat' is of therefore those who feel they have no option but to comply.

Fittingly, the music on 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' is punishing. We feel it's more ambient, more expansive, more unsettlingly discordant than ever, and importantly, still extremely rampant at excessive speed. We hope in every respect - both musically and lyrically - this album will make your eyes burn with the harsh sonics and harsh visions of the dumping ground of globalisation."

Some song titles already revealed are "Copulating Snakes", "Dear Slum Landlord" (aired at Roadburn 2014), "What Is Past Is Prologue" and "Stunt Your Growth".

Additionally, NAPALM DEATH have recently been announced to appear at 2015’s edition of the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise in the Caribbean (Florida / Jamaica) from January 22nd to 26th alongside bands like Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Blind Guardian, Cannibal Corpse, Municipal Waste and many more. Check here for details: http://70000tons.com or here: https://www.facebook.com/70000tons

Here are all upcoming dates confirmed so far and more are to follow soon for 2015:

NAPALM DEATH – Live:
07.11.2014 Wroclaw (Poland) - Alibi
08.11.2014 Chemnitz (Germany) - Arena + Hatebreed
09.11.2014 Hannover (Germany) - Capitol + Hatebreed
10.11.2014 Wiesbaden (Germany) - Schlachthof + Hatebreed
11.11.2014 Genf (Switzerland) - L’ Usine + Hatebreed
12.11.2014 Ludwigsburg (Germany) - Rockfabrik + Hatebreed & War Of Ages
13.11.2014 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix + Hatebreed & War Of Ages
14.11.2014 Oldenburg (Germany) - Amadeus + Morser * Sold out!
15.11.2014 Weissenhauser Strand (Germany) - Metal Hammer Paradise
21.11.2014 Paris (France) - Le Trabendo
22.11.2014 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Speedfest
26.11.2014 Tokyo (Japan) - Liquidroom + Brutal Truth
27.11.2014 Osaka (Japan) - Club Quattro + Brutal Truth
28.11.2014 Nagoya (Japan) - Electric Lady Land + Brutal Truth
30.11. 2014 Tokyo (Japan) - Earthdom + Brutal Truth
22.-26.01.2015 Florida/Jamaica - 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

Check in with CM Distro for all available physical formats of recent NAPALM DEATH releases: http://www.cmdistro.de/Search?q=napalm

NAPALM DEATH’s cover version of ”To Go Off And Things” by the Cardiacs is still available as charity download here: http://napalm-death.bandcamp.com

More details about the upcoming NAPALM DEATH album “Apex Predator - Easy Meat” will be revealed soon…

 Starset To Release Debut Album.

StarsetThursday 30th October 2014
Starset is set to release their debut studio album Transmissions on 24th November 2014 via Razor & Tie. The album was produced by Rob Graves (All That Remains, Red).

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

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

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

Starset are set to tour the UK in early 2015

If you’d like to have a preview of Starset’s brilliant upcoming record, here is the teaser:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T6-Vawl1z0&feature=youtu.be

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

Album tracklisting
1 First Light
2 Down With The Fallen
3 Halo
4 Carnivore
5 Telescope
6 It Has Begun
7 My Demons
8 Anti Gravity
9 Dark On Me
10 Let It Die
11 Future Is Now
12 Point Of No Return
13 Rise and Fall

 Avatar UK Tour Dates.

AvatarThursday 30th October 2014
2014 has been a busy year so far for Avatar with the release of their triumphant album ‘Hail The Apocalypse’ (a USA Billboard Top 100 entry) as well as playing at the iconic Download Festival and Bloodstock Open Air. Set to finish 2014 off with a bang, the band will be doing a full UK tour this November.

Avatar’s previous album Black Waltz had massive success worldwide. The singles Smells Like a Freakshow and Let it Burn peaked on #26 on US commercial rock radio charts. This was followed by extensive and successful US tours.

Leading to the biggest break through when Avenged Sevenfold personally picked Avatar as support band on their sold out arena tour in Europe late 2013. Avatar got a reception far beyond expected by the crowds, which resulted in bookings on high profiled festivals such as Download Festival and Rock on the Range in 2014, among own headline dates of which most are soon sold out.

‘Hail The Apocalypse’ was recorded in Karma Sound Studios, Bang Saray, Thailand, mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Steel Panther) and mastered by Paul Logus (Volbeat, Clutch, Killswitch Engage). Avatar is by many described as a perfect mix between Rammstein, Alice Cooper and System of a Down – something the band now have developed further with the video for the title track ”Hail The Apocalypse”. Avatar have gained much attention when it comes to their creativity in their self produced videos. Hail The Apocalypse is a fresh wind in a conservative metal swamp, it stands for something unique, something unexpected and something that’s been missing in the scene for the last decade.

The band killed live sets at Download and Bloodstock Open Air in 2014 so far. They are pleased to announce a full UK tour in November 2014 as part of a European run. The band will release a single “Vutures Fly”, taken from the album, to coincide with the tour.

?November Tour dates:
Mon 24th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Tue 25th Glasgow, Cathouse w/ The Defiled
Wed 26th Stoke On Trent, The Sugarmill w/ The Defiled
Thurs 27th London, O2 Academy Islington
Fri 28th Brighton, Audio w/ The Defiled
Sat 29th Leeds, Cockpit w/ The Defiled
Mon 1st Manchester, Club Academy w/ The Defiled
Tue 2nd Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms w/ The Defiled
Wed 3rd Bristol, Thekla
Thurs 4th Southampton, Talking Heads w/ The Defiled

 The Skints To Release Debut Album As Vinyl.

The SkintsThursday 30th October 2014
I5 Years ago The Skints burst onto the UK scene with their debut album, "Live, Breathe, Build, Believe". Now, Bomber Music are issuing the album as a Vinyl LP for the first time.

The original classic debut album from The Skints now on 180g Gold and Black Splatter and Gold and Black 50/50 Vinyl.

Bringing in influences from their punk roots with an English reggae backbone, "Live Breathe Build Believe" was a brilliant album and soon won them a huge following.

The Skints have been played regularly on BBC Radio over the past few years and have appeared live at many renowned festivals, including BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekender, BT Olympic event in Hyde Park, One Love, V and the legendary Reading and Leeds Festivals. For 5 years, The Skints have toured relentlessly across the UK and Europe with the likes of Bedouin Soundclash, Gym Class Heroes, Sublime, You Me At Six, and The Slackers. 2012 also saw the release of their second album, "Part & Parcel". The Skints are currently in the studio finishing album number 3.

Every date of The Skints headline tour in 2013 sold out - Including Koko in London’s Camden Town.

 Rita Ora To Turn On Westfield London Xmas Lights.

Rita OraThursday 30th October 2014
Westfield today announces that home-grown, singer-songwriter Rita Ora will switch-on the Christmas Lights on Monday 3rd November, 2014 at Westfield London, W12.

Introduced by BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Presenter and friend, Nick Grimshaw, the 23-year-old singer will appear on-stage at The Atrium. Rita will countdown alongside an expected 10,000 fans to then switch-on the centre’s show-stopping Christmas lights. After an amazing display of pyrotechnics, snow and lasers Rita Ora will perform three of her hit singles, including smash hit How We Do live in-centre.

Myf Ryan, Westfield’s Marketing Director, UK & Europe said: “The Westfield London Christmas lights switch-on is one of the highlights of the festive calendar and marks the launch of our Christmas schedule. We are delighted to have Rita Ora mark this occasion for us. Not only is Rita a global fashion icon, she’s also an incredible musical talent and is bound to put on a memorable show for our visitors.”

Rita’s debut studio album Ora (2012) went to number one in the UK and produced the number-one singles R.I.P and How We Do (Party). Rita became the artist with the most number one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012 with three consecutive singles reaching the top position. In 2014 she also became the second British female solo artist to ever score four UK number ones.

But Rita’s accolades don’t stop in the studio; with the singer seen walking in the Moschino AW14 show, closing the DKNY show in February this year, and launching a collaboration with Adidas – Rita has cemented herself as an influencer in both the music and fashion scene.

The Atrium at Westfield London has established itself as a high-profile destination for celebrity events and performances and has previously played host to A-list names for Christmas lights switch-on events since opening in 2008, including Mariah Carey (2009), Rihanna (2010), Justin Bieber (2011), and Taylor Swift and Rihanna (2012).

Book your free tickets at: http://uk.westfield.com/london/christmas/light-switch-on

 Search And Dsetroy Team Up With Spinefarm Records.

Search And DestroyThursday 30th October 2014
International artist management company Raw Power Management has announced a new global partnership agreement for its successful record label imprint Search and Destroy.

Search and Destroy, which has launched bands such as Mallory Knox, Don Broco, Axewound, Crossfaith and While She Sleeps among others, has joined forces with the recently reinvigorated Spinefarm Records to sign both new and established talent moving forward.

Part of Universal Music Group, Spinefarm has offices in London, New York, and Helsinki, as well as a network of support around the world in association with Caroline– the global label services division of UMG. The Spinefarm roster features Electric Wizard (whose new album just debuted in the top 75 in both the U.S. and the UK), Amaranthe, Godsmack (ex-US), Venom, Killing Joke, and the recently inked Toothgrinder. In addition, Spinefarm has served within the UMG system as an international partner for the promotion and release of seminal acts including Ghost BC, Rammstein, Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, and Black Veil Brides, among others.

Raw Power Management have enjoyed international success in recent years with artists such as Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice and Men, Don Broco, Modestep, Charlie Simpson, Funeral for a Friend, Mallory Knox and many others. As well as its core artist management activities and Search and Destroy imprint the company has a growing music publishing operation, Raw Power Music.

The first artists signed under the new agreement are UK-based Turbowolf, who are appearing as Special Guests on the current Royal Blood UK tour. Their new album, co-produced with Tom Dalgety, will be released worldwide in April 2015. Signing simultaneously in the USA is the acclaimed band Atreyu, who will release their first new material in five years in Spring 2015.

Craig Jennings, Founder and CEO of Raw Power Management, said, “Search and Destroy is an important part of our growth plan so we are really pleased to have this new agreement in place with Spinefarm. Their enthusiasm for what we are trying to achieve with the label made them the obvious choice for a global partnership, and their company philosophy is a great fit with our own. We already have a really exciting release schedule and look forward to working with Jonas Nachsin and his team around the world. ”

Jonas Nachsin, Worldwide GM of Spinefarm, said, “The principals and staff of Raw Power/Search and Destroy represent an exact fit for us in this new and exciting phase of Spinefarm’s evolution. They are music people, dedicated to working with and developing great rock bands, and have a great track record in doing so. That’s exactly what we are doing here, in a serious and determined way, and are thrilled to be locking arms with S&D in a common cause. With our staff, along with Craig Jennings, Don Jenkins, Matt Ash, and the whole team there, we represent an amazing home for rock talent.”

BBC Radio 1 esteemed programmer Dan P Carter will be heading up A&R efforts for Search and Destroy. Carter commented: “Having the show I do gives me an incredible opportunity to support the bands and music that I love. I get sent a lot of stuff from artists that have no label, publishing or support outside of what they've built for themselves, and to be able to help those bands and bring them to an audience is a beautiful and gratifying thing. I'm going to be able to help some of those artists and give them an outlet, support and a home on the label... exciting stuff.”

Jennings added: “We are delighted that Dan is joining our S and D team. He has been responsible for breaking several British rock and metal acts in his role at Radio 1, and we look forward to him bringing that expertise to the label.”

 Devil You Know Cancel Their Support Slot On The Machine Head European And UK Tour'.

Devil You KnowThursday 30th October 2014
Bad news for Devil You Know fans, unfortunately the band have had to pull out of their support slot on the Machine Head European and UK dates.

The band explain it is due to reasons beyond their control but hope to perform in Europe soon.

"It is with much regret that we are forced to announce the cancellation of our upcoming UK and European dates supporting Machine Head due to business issues far beyond our control. We want to personally extend our apologies to the Machine Head guys and their entire camp, and thank them for offering us such a great opportunity. To our fans, the last thing we want to do is let you down and we are devastated that we can't perform for you all and be part of an amazing tour with one of our favorite bands. As musicians the 5 of us have a job we love to do and we are ready to get onstage and do it, but unfortunately the cancellation of this tour is completely unavoidable despite every attempt by us to make it happen. The business side of this industry is very ugly at times and this is one of those unforeseen instances where the band has to suffer. To put it mildly we are extremely agitated by this situation, right now our hands are tied but we are going to deal with it and forge on! We WILL tour Europe and the UK as soon as we possibly can and make it up to you all. Sincerely,Howard, Francesco, John, Ryan, Roy."

 Black veil Brides Add Second Intimate London Show.

Black Veil BridesThursday 30th October 2014
Due to overwhelmingly phenomenal demand, Black Veil Brides have announced a second London show on Sunday 15th March 2015. Tickets for this show will go on sale on Thursday 30th October @ 9am and are sure to sell out very quickly! Tickets are priced at £25 and will be available from the following website: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/black-veil-brides-tickets. Tickets for the show at The Garage on Friday 13th March sold out within minutes when they went on sale this morning!

The band have just released their new, self-titled fourth album via Lava Records/Island Records and it’s currently riding high in the iTunes charts. The album is available via iTunes at http://po.st/BVB5

The new album was produced by studio-legend Bob Rock, known for producing some of rock’s most successful albums including Metallica’s Black Albumand Motley Crüe’s Dr. Feelgood.

Black Veil Brides have recently completed a UK tour in support of their new album - The Black Mass 2014 headline tour kicked off on October 3rd in Cardiff and ran through to mid-October. The trek made stops in London, Glasgow and Manchester to name a few before it wrapped up on October 17th in Leeds. The band are currently on the US leg of The Black Mass headline tour with support coming from Falling In Reverse, Set It Off and Drama Club.

Black Veil Brides have been continually building momentum and expanding their ever-growing “BVB Army” since the release of their first album We Stitch These Wounds. The debut song “Knives And Pens” has been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube. The band has also released the critically-acclaimed albums Set The World On Fire and Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones respectively. Their last release landed at #7 on the Billboard 200 selling over 42,000 copies its first week and soared to the #1 Spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart and the iTunes Rock Chart. Black Veil Brides recently won an award at the inaugural Alternative Press Music Award in Cleveland for Most Dedicated Fans. This award goes alongside their numerous Kerrang awards and three Revolver Golden God Awards.

 Karnivool Announce 2015 UK Tour.

KarnivoolThursday 30th October 2014
KARNIVOOL are set to return to Europe and the UK in 2015.

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

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

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

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

Support comes from Monuments
Tickets will be priced £14 (£17.50 London) - subject to booking fee - and are available from www.karnivool.comwww.ticketmaster.co.uk www.livenation.co.uk or local box offices
Tickets go onsale at 9am GMT on Friday 31st October 2014

 Black Veil Brides Announce One Off Intimate London Show.

Black Veil BridesThursday 30th October 2014
Black Veil Brides have announced their most intimate ever London show at The Garage on Friday the 13th March 2015. Tickets for this show will go on sale on Wednesday 29th October @ 9am and are sure to sell out very quickly! Tickets are priced at £25 and will be available from the following website: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/black-veil-brides-tickets

The band have just released their new, self-titled fourth album via Lava Records/Island Records and it’s currently riding high in the iTunes charts. Exlcuisve merch bundles are now available via the band’s website: http://www.BlackVeilBrides.net. The album is also available via iTunes at http://po.st/BVB5

The new album was produced by studio-legend Bob Rock, known for producing some of rock’s most successful albums including Metallica’s Black Albumand Motley Crüe’s Dr. Feelgood.

Black Veil Brides have recently completed a UK tour in support of their new album - The Black Mass 2014 headline tour kicked off on October 3rd in Cardiff and ran through to mid-October. The trek made stops in London, Glasgow and Manchester to name a few before it wrapped up on October 17th in Leeds. The band are currently on the US leg of The Black Mass headline tour with support coming from Falling In Reverse, Set It Off and Drama Club.

Black Veil Brides have been continually building momentum and expanding their ever-growing “BVB Army” since the release of their first album We Stitch These Wounds. The debut song “Knives And Pens” has been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube. The band has also released the critically-acclaimed albums Set The World On Fire and Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones respectively. Their last release landed at #7 on the Billboard 200 selling over 42,000 copies its first week and soared to the #1 Spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart and the iTunes Rock Chart. Black Veil Brides recently won an award at the inaugural Alternative Press Music Award in Cleveland for Most Dedicated Fans. This award goes alongside their numerous Kerrang awards and three Revolver Golden God Awards.

BLACK VEIL BRIDES LIVE:

MARCH 2015
FRIDAY 13TH - THE GARAGE, LONDON

Black Veil Brides tickets are on-sale from 9am on Wednesday 29th October priced at £25 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Down 'N' Outz Announce December UK Tour.

Down N OutzThursday 30th October 2014
“I’m blown away by these recordings. The solo by Paul Guerin on ‘The Journey’ is one of the best I’ve heard. These songs really suit Joe’s voice also. It’s a whole different side to him and the project gets my approval!” – Ian Hunter

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

Full UK AND Eire dates are as follows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Emigrate Release New Video.

EmigrateThursday 30th October 2014
FILMED in Berlin by director Zoran Bihac, the man behind Rammstein’s legendary ‘Mein Teil’ clip, the video for EMIGRATE’s new ‘Eat You Alive’ single sees Richard Kruspe emerging from the deep in truly striking style, flanked by some of the musicians who appear on the forthcoming ‘Silent So Long’ album, with Joe Letz from Combichrist taking over on drums (Letz also appears in the clip for ‘My World’, a track from the debut EMIGRATE album, released in 2007; Apocalyptica’s Mikko Siren handles drum parts on the new album).

Alongside Kruspe and Letz, the video also features Margaux Bossieux on bass and Arnaud Giroux on guitar, with vocalist Frank Delle – from chart-topping German collective Seeed – reprising his role on the album with evangelical zeal; Bossieux was previously with New York punk band Dirty Mary, while Frenchman Arnaud plays bass on the new album, as well as lending his production skills – in fact, his work on both EMIGRATE albums has been central to the cause.

For Kruspe, tapping into such varied musical personnel is very much in keeping with the ‘open door’ ethos of the project; as well as allowing the guitarist to keep his creative instincts finely honed, EMIGRATE was conceived as a vehicle for other musicians to have their say and leave their mark, harking back to the early, ever-shifting punk scene in East Berlin where he originally cut his teeth.

The result of re-kindling this spirit is a new 11-track album, ‘Silent So Long’, that sees a number of special guests adding to the overall flavour (Lemmy, Marilyn Manson, Peaches, etc.), plus a new single / video, ‘Eat You Alive’, that shows the kind of chemistry that might be conjured up were the musicians to decide to take to the road.

In the meantime, ‘Eat You Alive’ is available as an ‘instant grat’ when ‘Silent So Long’ is pre-ordered on iTunes.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘EAT YOU ALIVE’ HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npwM8-j8_T0

 Amaranthe Announce March 2015 Headline Tour.

AmarantheTuesday 28th October 2014
The infinitely epic and enormously addictive AMARANTHE have announced a UK leg to their extensive touring schedule, set to cover much of the globe. The band are currently playing headline shows in the US following their remarkably successful stint with WITHIN TEMPTATION.

AMARANTHE are hugely excited to be returning to the UK next March in support of their brand new record, MASSIVE ADDICTIVE, out now via Spinefarm Records; Olof Morck (Amaranthe guitarist) says:-

"So the time has finally come to announce our first European shows on the 'MASSIVE ADDICTIVE' world tour, and the UK is up first! We had the great pleasure of playing several cities in the UK earlier this year, finally visiting places beyond London. All those shows felt like a tremendous success, so we have chosen to extend our next UK run even further, bringing the AMARANTHE machine to entirely new places! Make no mistake United Kingdom – expect nothing less than to get massively addicted when AMARANTHE hits YOUR city in March 2015!"

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

Meanwhile, the band recently dropped an official video for DROP DEAD CYNICAL, which quickly established itself in the top 10 most viewed new music videos in the world that week!

 Lynyrd Sjynrd Announce Three UK Shows.

Lynyrd SkynyrdTuesday 28th October 2014
Legendary southern rockers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, have announced today that they will play three UK shows in April 2015 including Glasgow, Manchester and London. Their legacy began some 41 years ago in Jacksonville, and after much tragedy Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks on with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlock, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase.

The rock and roll powerhouse continually tours. Last summer they went out on their second run with Bad Company and this November will mark the 8th year for their annual Simple Man Cruise. The four day voyage is filled with the best music in Southern Rock including an outdoor beach show featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd for the first time in the cruise’s history.

And so Skynyrd stands, “still unbroken.” “People may say, ‘they need the money,’ well I don’t think any of us need the money,” Van Zant says. “It’s just that we love the music, it’s bigger than the money, it’s not even about that any more. We have to make a living, sure, but it’s about the legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and what it stands for, what the fans are all about. There’s nothing like getting out there playing a great show with Skynyrd and seeing people love this music.”

Adds Rossington, “We’re still standing, still keeping the music going. We wanted to do the guys who aren’t with us any more proud, and keep the name proud, too.”

With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations. These shows are not to be missed.


LYNYRD SKYNYRD LIVE:

APRIL 2015

TUESDAY 21 GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM

WEDNESDAY 22 O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER
THURSDAY 23 LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO

Lynryd Skynyrd tickets are on-sale from 9am on Wednesday 29th October priced at £43.50 regionally and £40.00 / £45.00 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Taking Back Sunday Announce UK Tour Supports.

Taking Back SundayTuesday 28th October 2014
TTaking Back Sunday are excited to welcome Blitz Kids to their UK and European tour. They will also be joined in the rotating support slot by (previously announced) MARMOZETS.

Following their hugely successful and sold out US tour with The Used, Taking Back Sunday return to the UK for the following shows:
December
7th Portsmouth, Pyramids
8th Bristol, O2 Academy
9th London, Roundhouse
11th Birmingham, Institute
12th Manchester, Ritz
13th Glasgow, O2 ABC
14th Oxford, O2 Academy

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

Check out the personal message to fans from enigmatic

Taking Back Sunday released the acclaimed new album “Happiness Is” (produced by Marc Jacob Hudson (Saves The Day, The Swellers) and Mike Sapone (Brand New, O’Brother) on March 18th 2014 on Hopeless Records. With the spirit of resilience and innovation dripping all over the band's sixth full-length, the album addresses some heady concepts, but it simultaneously showcases a new musical and conceptual leap for this band that's sure to endear them to fans both new and old.

Taking Back Sunday is a band who truly needs no introduction. Since forming in Long Island, the group has sold millions of albums, evolved from a punk act into seasoned songwriters and continued to forge a successful career. “Happiness Is” is the group's second album since reviving the classic lineup of vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist/vocalist John Nolan, guitarist Eddie Reyes, bassist Shaun Cooper and drummer Mark O'Connell.

 Deep Purple For December 2015 London Show.

Deep PurpleTuesday 28th October 2014
Deep Purple today announce a one-off London show at The O2 on Thursday 3rd December 2015. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 31st October 2014 priced £50 and £54 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

With an ever-increasing fan base, picking up new listeners around the world thanks to their drive to tour familiar and less-travelled places, it’s no wonder Deep Purple operate on fresh cycles of adrenalin. No resting on yesteryear. Deep Purple have released 4 studio albums since 1996, but that total is augmented by an abundance of solo work and special projects from all 5 band members.

Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey, Mark VIII of the band, continue to travel the scope of hard rock — the textures and nuances of recent works are anything but thudding retreads. If you set a random play setting for the band’s entire catalogue, the result is one of the finest musical outputs to grace rock music.

The latter-year Purple has moved progressively into new areas, piquing fans’ interest who were not born when the mighty Purple machine ruled the music world’s money trees. Their holy grail of ‘In Rock’ (1970) ‘Machine Head’ (1972) and ‘Made In Japan’ released in 1973 catapulted Deep Purple to the top in concert grosses and album sales around the world, with track ‘Smoke On The Water’ ascending to mega-status.

Having amassed so many songs that get coined under the “classic” moniker, setlists have been a never-ending debate among diehards and newer fans. But Deep Purple have been more than in synch with fans’ tastes to remain a powerful drawing force since their formation in 1968.

These days, happy faces reside from both the stage and audience. When the music is this good, smiles reign supreme.

 Tony Wright To Release Solo Album.

Tony WrightTuesday 28th October 2014
Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright is pleased to announce he will be releasing his first solo album ‘Thoughts ‘n’ All’ on the 17th November 2014 through Woodcut Records.

“I know it is a long way from the boombastic doowops, whales 'n' dolphins, salt, lemons and limes of my past but why make an album I'd already made especially at a time when the tequila wasn't making me happy?”

Arguably the most personal and heartfelt recording Tony has ever made, “Thoughts 'n' All” represents a reflective strip of time in Tonys life:

“It starts in a place I would never really want to talk about and ends in a much better place that I'd like to shout about from the highest of points. I wanted to make an acoustic album, as it is as basic as it gets. I think it is very open and makes all the plinks and plonks stand out. There was no reverb to smooth out the situation and so to anti-produce the music in this way was to try and capture the rawness of the roar.”

On the album Tony is accompanied by Milly Evans on guitar and backing vocals, and Steve Clarkson on percussion. Led by the anthemic lead single “Self Portrait’, it sets the tone for the album which takes the listener on a rollercoaster journey of highs and lows.

Tony states that the new album has had an amazing reaction so far. With fans singing along loudly from just hearing a few snippets online. “It was a real honour and quite humbling”.

But why wait so long to release an album?
“I write songs all the time. Although I feel that they tap me on the shoulder and say sing me and all I do is tweak them. Releasing albums is a different thing to writing tunes but I was in a dark place, at a low ebb and was talking with a friend when they explained what I should do with the songs and that was make music for folk to listen to. He would help me and that gave me a positive purpose and helped me see the light at the end of a long tunnel. Life got better from that moment really and so towards the end of the album I threw out some of the negatives and started to celebrate the positives that were starting to happen to me... I think the middle of the album touches on the searching and uncertainty of daring to dive back into life and all that passion for what it holds”

With “Thoughts 'n' All” Tony has arguably released his greatest work.

Tony will be on tour throughout October and November and will also be playing a special show at The Borderline inLondon on Sunday December 14th.

Mon 3rd November Newcastle, The Cluny
Tue 4th November Edinburgh, Bannermans
Wed 5th November Inverness, Ironworks
Thurs 6th November Elgin, The Droughty Cobbler
Fri 7th November Stornoway, Woodlands Centre
Sat 8th November Aviemore, Old Bridge Inn
Sun 9th November Ballater, Deeside Inn
Mon 10th November Dundee, Beat Generator
Tue 11th November Glasgow, Audio
Sun 14th December London, Borderline
Fri 19th December York, The Fullford Arms

 Decade To Support A Day To Remember.

DecadeMonday 27th October 2014
There’s no rest for the wicked, as Decade land yet another major tour support slot this year, this time with pop-core kings A Day To Remember.
Starting on November 12th in Portsmouth, with Lower Than Atlantis completing the bill, this 8-date tour is sure to result in a real party –let’s hope all the venues have solid foundations as every show will be bouncing from doors ’til close!!

November tour dates with A DAY TO REMEMBER are as follows:-
12 Portsmouth Guildhall
14 Plymouth Pavillions
15 Brighton The Brighton Centre
16 Leeds O2 Academy
18 Edinburgh CornExchange
19 Nottingham Rock City
21 Sheffield O2 Academy
23 Newcastle O2 Academy

Tickets are available here: www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/a-day-to-remember

DECADE’s debut album, ‘Good Luck’, is available now via Spinefarm Records.

 Cancer Bats To Release New Album 'Searching For Zero'.

Cancer BatsMonday 27th October 2014
BMG Rights are thrilled to announce the addition of multiple-JUNO nominated hardcore-punk-metal outfit Cancer Bats to their roster. The beloved Toronto-based band will release their highly anticipated fifth studio LP titled Searching for Zero on March 9th, 2015 on their own imprint, Noise Church Records. The 10-track album is now available for pre-order right here. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant grat of the lead single “Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake”, which premiered last night on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter. The iTunes version of the album will include an exclusive track titled “Rust and Bone”. Today, Cancer Bats have also shared a lyric video for “Arsenic In The Year of The Snake”. To check it out, go here.

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

Inspired by both Robinson and their metal idols Black Sabbath, whom they cover extensively under their alter ego, Bat Sabbath, the 10 songs that make up Searching for Zero boast a more raw and organic tonal signature than any previous Bats release. Robinson brought a bare-bones aural aesthetic to the material, capturing a sound that unites the thrashy metal-tinged hardcore of the bands previous releases with a meaty lo-fi intensity, found only in their live shows amongst the sweaty masses. The melodic elements both musically and vocally were inspired by the bands love and admiration of Black Sabbath. “In learning all those Sabbath songs, I ended up having to figure out how to really sing,” laughs lead vocalist Liam Cormier. “In the studio Ross was the one really pushing me to use that new voice I had discovered.”

Thematically, Searching For Zero comes from a place of heavy contemplation for its creators, and at times, that contemplation grew grim and dark. In the end, the result is an acceptance of the realities that come with pursuing a passion, leaving Cancer Bats with a reinvigorated drive to do right by themselves and the people that have followed them this far.

“We were coming out of what was a really heavy year for all of us, with a lot of challenges, non-stop touring and the deaths of people really close to the band. With all of these things we’ve had to deal with this past year, we were all at the point of saying “No More Bullshit”, we’ve dealt with everything, nothing is standing in our way,” Cormier explains about the headspace he shared with his bandmates. “We’ve found our absolute zero, where there can no longer be a negative, and from that point, everything moving forward can only be positive” And that positivity – that willingness to change what you can and let go of the rest – is the source of resolution. “There are real reasons we do this,” Cormier says assuredly. “We love being in this band, and we love the people that we’re lucky enough to share this with.”

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

In support of their forthcoming album, Cancer Bats have just announced a co-headlining UK tour with While She Sleeps for April 2015. Tickets and album bundles for the tour go on sale Monday October 27th at 4pm and tickets on general sale Friday October 31st at 9am.

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/lfq529?brand=uk_cancerbats

Catch these two awesome bands at one of the following venues:

April
22nd – Birmingham, Institute
23rd – Manchester, The Ritz
24th – Norwich, UEA
28th – Newcastle, University
29th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
30th – London, Forum

Searching for Zero Track Listing:

01. Satellites
02. True Zero
03. Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake
04. Beelzebub
05. Devil’s Blood
06. Cursed With A Conscience
07. All Hail
08. Buds
09. Dusted
10. No More Bullshit
11. Rust And Bone ** (iTunes Exclusive Track)


 Crossfaith To Film London Concert.

CrossfaithMonday 27th October 2014
Crossfaith have today announced plans to film their eagerly awaited headline performance at London’s legendary KOKO venue to create the band’s first ever live DVD.

The 1500 capacity show is one of the many dates on what will be the Crossfaith’s biggest UK headline tour to date. A full list of the ‘Apocalyze Now’ tour dates can be seen below.

For a taste of what to expect, the band have revealed a live video taken from this years exhilarating main stage Download Festival performance.

Check out the live video for Monolith here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz-X6eXxkV8

Vocalist Kenta Koie comments:

"We're really excited to shoot our very first concert DVD at the legendary venue 'KOKO' in London. Why did we choose this place and this country? For the last 2 years we've done so many tours all around the World, but actually toured the UK 8 times. It was also the first place we toured outside of Japan also. Every time, we experienced so many things, and the UK became second home. Everything is ready for the show, we'll bring all of you guys to the next level! It's gonna be.....I can't explain with words! Don't think - feel.... and make sure you're wearing funny clothes.
See you there!“

 While She Sleeps Reveal New Album Details.,

While She SleepsMonday 27th October 2014
After bursting back on the scene with a killer set at Download’s packed main stage which culminated in frontman Loz Taylor clambering to the top of the sound tower, Sheffield metallic hardcore heroes WHILE SHE SLEEPS will release their eagerly anticipated second album ’Brainwashed’ on March 23rd on Search and Destroy / Sony Music.

Perfectly poised to enable their cult success to power into mainstream consciousness, ‘Brainwashed’ was recorded by Carl Bown (Trivium), mixed by Colin Richardson (Bullet For My Valentine, As I Lie Dying) and mastered by Grammy Award winner Ted Jensen. In addition to the regular 12-track edition of the album, ‘Brainwashed’ will also be available as a deluxe edition with three additional tracks, on vinyl and as a special box set edition. Pre-orders for the album are now open, with the new song ‘New World Torture’ provided as an instant grat track. The Worldwide premiere of ‘New World Torture’ on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P.Carter saw the band trending on twitter last night and the response was so overwhelming Dan played the song twice on the show.

WHILE SHE SLEEPS have battled back to peak fighting form after their initial breakthrough (highlights of which include the title of Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards, the entire North American leg of the Warped Tour, and a #2 placing for ‘This is the Six’ on the rock/metal charts) was halted when Taylor was forced to seek career-saving surgery on his vocal chords early in 2014. He’ll have further treatment next month after which WHILE SHE SLEEPS – also featuring Mat Welsh (guitar), Sean Long (guitar), Aaran Mckenzie (bass) and Adam Savage (drums) – will be back stronger than ever before.

The band commented: “Everything that we have been through these past years has become the main ingredient for the new record. On a subconscious level we have put our collective experiences into the silver lining of this music. If for once the saying good things come to those who wait was true, this is it: We have done our fans proud. This record will define While She Sleeps.”

Last seen as guests on In Flames’ recent UK tour, WHILE SHE SLEEPS will return to the road in the Spring for a major co-headline tour alongside Cancer Bats. The full schedule is:

April
22nd – Birmingham, Institute
23rd – Manchester, The Ritz
24th – Norwich, UEA
28th – Newcastle, University
29th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
30th – London, Forum

Tickets and Album Bundles go on sale on Monday October 27th at 4pm and are available from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/ql13tt?brand=uk_whileshesleeps

 Europe Sign Deal With UDR Records.

EuropeMonday 27th October 2014
Swedish rock group Europe have signed with UDR Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled forthcoming album in early 2015. The recording commences this month in Stockholm.

Europe’s front man Joey Tempest “We’re really excited to be working with the people at UDR. A very credible label and I am impressed with their work building a future and a solid foundation for their Artists”

UDR President/owner Ulrike Rudolph expressed her delight in capturing the band for the label.
“We are always looking to expand the label’s stable of bands with quality, not quantity, and Europe represent the finest in supremely written hard rock music,” said Rudolph. “They are a group who refuse to rest on their past and continue to grow as artists and musicians, so we are absolutely delighted they have come to us.”

Production on the new material will be handled by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons).
“He is one of few producers out there who is saving rock ‘n’ roll,” said Joey Tempest, “when we first heard Pressure and Time by Rival Sons, we just went ‘who the hell produced this stuff? It’s got tons of heart and soul, it’s cocky, it’s got that swagger, it’s alive and real.’ That’s the journey we’re on with Europe, trying to dig deeper to find more soulful expressions and play straight from the core! So we’re extremely excited to bring this guy into our team.”

The multi-platinum, 20-million-plus selling quintet, recorded 1986’s smash-hit The Final Countdown and toured the World playing sold-out concerts while cementing their place as one of the biggest rock bands of the ‘80s.
After re-grouping in 2004 with the ‘classic’ line-up, the band continued their success into the 21st century with Classic Rock Magazine stating upon the release of their last album in 2012, ‘Europe are one of the greatest rock bands on the planet right now.’

In 2015, Europe will once again take to the road as they begin a UK/Ireland tour in Dublin on March 2nd(their first visit to Ireland in 25 years). More dates to coincide with the albums cycle will be announced shortly including territories the band has not visited in some time.


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

 Marilyn Manson Releases New Single.

Marilyn MansonMonday 27th October 2014
'Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge' is the first taste from Marilyn Manson's forthcoming album set to arrive in early 2015.

Listen and download now at http://www.MarilynManson.com.
Link http://po.st/7dayBingeYT

 Fearless Vampire Killers Announce Massive UK Tour.

Fearkless Vampire KillersMonday 27th October 2014
After a mightily successful tour out with Black Veil Brides, FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS are elated to announce their biggest UK headline tour to date!

"Touring is the best part of being in a band, and playing a headline tour to your own fans, people you know are already converted, is probably the most enjoyable experience". Explains co-vocalist Laurence Beveridge. "Rather than trying to convert a crowd, you're partying with the crowd! it's like going out with your best mates: you all know the words, you all want to have a good time!"

'The Unbreakable Hearts Tour' will kick off on February 10th, 2015 with a total of 16 shows around the country, ending at The Underworld in Camden.

Tour Dates:
Tues 10-Feb UK Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Wed 11-Feb UK Manchester Sound Control
Thu 12-Feb UK Liverpool O2 Academy 3
Fri 13-Feb UK Sheffield Corporation
Sun 15-Feb UK Glasgow King Tuts
Mon 16-Feb UK Leeds The Key Club
Tue 17-Feb UK Norwich Arts Centre
Wed 18-Feb UK Brighton Audio
Thu 19-Feb UK Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Fri 20-Feb UK Nottingham Rock City Basement
Sun 22-Feb UK Birmingham O2 Academy 3
Mon 23-Feb UK Oxford O2 Academy 2
Tue 24-Feb UK Southampton Joiners
Wed 25-Feb UK Plymouth The Hub
Thu 26-Feb UK Bristol Exchange
Fri 27-Feb UK London Underworld

"Being in a band can be an abstract experience". Continues Laurence's partner in vocals, Kier Kemp. "You can't often quantify the impact anything you do has on the world... however, touring is where everything starts to make sense and it all becomes real. We can't wait to christen this new album properly on the road and we're going to make sure we work really hard to give our fans the best FVK's shows so far! Bring it on!"

The bands forthcoming album 'Unbreakable Hearts' is about to be released on November 3rd, via Goremount Records - and to celebrate this release, there's a chance to catch the guys one last time before the album comes out!

The band have curated a Halloween headline show at The Dome in Tufnell Park on November 1st. There will be a huge amount of special performance’s including magicians, burlesque dancers and many other tricks up their sleeve’s throughout the evening. It’s not called ‘The Cabaret Of The Damned’ for nothing!

 While She Sleeps Announce Co-headline Tour With The Cancer Bats.

While She SleepsMonday 27th October 2014
With what is possibly the greatest co-headline tour to be announced this year - the mighty While She Sleeps and Canada’s finest, Cancer Bats will be destroying venues across the UK in April 2015. Not only are the bands announcing this awesome tour but both are releasing new albums in March 2015.

Tickets/ Album Bundles go on sale Monday October 27th at 4pm and are available from:
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/h228pi

Be sure to catch this awesome line up at one of the following venues

April
22nd – Birmingham, Institute
23rd – Manchester, The Ritz
24th – Norwich, UEA
28th – Newcastle, University
29th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
30th – London, Forum

After bursting back on the scene with a killer set at Download’s packed main stage which culminated in frontman Loz Taylor clambering to the top of the sound tower, Sheffield metallic hardcore heroes WHILE SHE SLEEPS will release their eagerly anticipated second album ’Brainwashed’ on March 23rd on Search and Destroy / Sony Music.

Perfectly poised to enable their cult success to power into mainstream consciousness, ‘Brainwashed’ was recorded by Carl Bown (Trivium), mixed by Colin Richardson (Bullet For My Valentine, As I Lie Dying) and mastered by Grammy Award winner Ted Jensen. In addition to the regular 12-track edition of the album, ‘Brainwashed’ will also be available as a deluxe edition with three additional tracks, on vinyl and as a special box set edition. Pre-orders for the album are now up, with the new song ‘New World Torture’ provided as an instant grat track. Go here to check out the flaming good vid!

BMG Rights are thrilled to announce the addition of multiple-JUNO nominated hardcore-punk-metal outfit Cancer Bats to their roster. The beloved Toronto-based band will release their highly anticipated fifth studio LP titled Searching for Zero on March 9th, 2015 on their own imprint, Noise Church Records. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant grat of the lead single “Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake”, which premiered last night on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter. The iTunes version of the album will also include an exclusive track titled “Rust and Bone”. Today, Cancer Bats have also shared a lyric video for the lead track ‘Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake’. To check it out go here.

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

 Skindred To Release New Single 'Proceed With Caution'.

SkindredFriday 24th October 2014
Skindred are set to round off a hugely successful 2014 with a series of European dates (including visiting some of the less frequently visited UK towns). They will also release the banging “Proceed With Caution” – taken from their critically acclaimed album “Kill the Power”

2014 has seen Skindred play to audiences across the world, with a string of high profile festival slots – including Download, Hurricane, Bestival and Polish Woodstock – along with sold-out tours at venues such as London’s Brixton Academy. The band has sold more than half a million records worldwide during their career to date. The band have also just been announced to play at next year’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany with Foo Fighters and Slipknot.

Skindred has recently announced signing a worldwide deal with Napalm Records and is currently working on a new album, scheduled to be released in 2015.

Skindred have also confirmed that Dan Sturgess after joining the bands live set up for the last few years as their DJ/sampler and backing singer has now joined the band properly as a full time member and will also be involved in the writing of the bands forthcoming album.

The band will be playing Europe this November and December. The single choice does not have any bearing on the touring cities…. 2014 UK dates are as follows.

Friday 31st October – Exeter, The Lemon Grove
Saturday 1st November – Wakefield, Warehouse 23
Sunday 2nd November – Southampton, The Talking head
Friday 21st November – Plymouth, The Hub
Saturday 22nd November – Swansea, Sin City
Sunday 23rd November – Bath, Komedia
Monday 24th November – Carlisle, The Brickyard
Tuesday 25th November – Hull, The Welly Club
Wednesday 26th November – Cardiff, The Globe
Thursday 27th November – Poole, Mr Kyps
Friday 28th November – Salisbury, City Hall
Wednesday 31st December – Camberley, The Agincourt

Tickets are available from all usual outlets. Support tbc

They are also confirmed as main support on the Steel Panther tour in March 2015 including Wembley Arena.

 Enter Shikari Debut First Single From Forthcoming 'Mindsweep' album.

Enter ShikariThursday 23rd October 2014
producer’s chair and mixed by Jeremy Wheatley, ‘The Last Garrison’ is an uplifting call for simply pausing and taking a breath to appreciate life.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtXjJGdA3lw

Vocalist / lyricist Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject of the track;

“Life can often seem like a tumultuous onslaught of ups and downs; good and bad; euphoric and arduous. Our circumstances can change in a flicker of an eyelid. Sometimes it’s beneficial to take a step back from everything and appreciate the honour that we’re still alive.”

Recorded at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire last spring, with Dan Weller in the producer’s chair and mixed by Jeremy Wheatley, ‘The Last Garrison’ is an uplifting call for simply pausing and taking a breath to appreciate life.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtXjJGdA3lw

Vocalist / lyricist Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject of the track;

“Life can often seem like a tumultuous onslaught of ups and downs; good and bad; euphoric and arduous. Our circumstances can change in a flicker of an eyelid. Sometimes it’s beneficial to take a step back from everything and appreciate the honour that we’re still alive.”

‘THE MINDSWEEP’ will be released on January 19th 2015 and comes almost exactly three years to the day after the release of the band’s last full-length album. That album, ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’, entered the UK midweek chart at #1 and continued the band’s journey both musically and physically, touring around the world at least twice during the album campaign and seeing large sold out shows in territories as far-flung as Russia, Indonesia and Weston-Super-Mare.

Following December 2014 shows in Spain and Japan, Enter Shikari kick off 2015 with touring across Europe and the UK.Tickets for the band’s show at London’s Camden Roundhouse sold out within 12 hours of going on sale, so a second night was quickly added.

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

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

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

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

 Imperial Leisure To Release New 4 Track EP 'Razzle Dazzle'.

Imperial LesuireThursday 23rd October 2014
With an incredible amount of gigs, two albums and a huge number of festival appearances under their belt, Imperial Leisure are back with their incredible new 4 track EP Razzle Dazzle, which will be released through FXD Records on the 17th November. Beginning 2014 in spectacular fashion supporting King Prawn across the UK, followed by a vast selection of festival appearances throughout summer, Imperial Leisure are looking to continue the trend by ending the year with a bang by announcing a set of dates (see below) across the UK in support of the EP.

Heading into their 15th year as a band Imperial Leisure are showing no signs of putting the breaks on just yet either, with their hugely anticipated third album due for release in 2015, as well as a surprise colab EP in the works and another busy schedule of live dates, don?t put your dancing shoes away just yet, 2015 is set to be another big year for Imperial Leisure.

Live
14th November London, The Vaults
27th November Glasgow, Nice n Sleazy
28th November Bristol, Golden Lion
6th December Norwich, Geldeston
11th December Cheltenham
12th December Plymouth, The Hub
Check the awesome video for Nasty Boy here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3abUttqr0WQ&list=UUf-SLbZvbeDlinRMEdfuuLg

 Rancid Stream Forthcoming Album 'Honor Is All We Know'.

RancidWednesday 22nd October 2014
Rancid have posted their highly anticipated new album titled ...Honor Is All We Know on YouTube today, streaming 14 new tracks ahead of their October 27th release on Hellcat / Epitaph Records.

Honor Is All We Know is Rancid's eighth studio album and was produced by Bad Religion guitarist and Epitaph CEO Brett Gurewitz. The album is the follow up to their 2009 Hellcat / Epitaph release Let the Dominoes Fall.

Honor Is All We Know is unique in that it is filled with growing insight of a band who has been doing this for a while now: it feels natural and organic, written without an agenda or bone to pick, rather the culmination of lives lived largely with a keen interest in the world and a sense of brotherhood.

Pre-orders for Rancid's …Honor Is All We Know at http://www.ragewear.net/Rancid-Merch-Store-Official_1. Fans can also find 3 extra tracks on the deluxe edition at iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/...honor-is-all-we-know-deluxe/id919356975

…Honor Is All We Know Track List:
01. Back Where I Belong
02. Raise Your Fist
03. Collision Course
04. Evil's My Friend
05. Honor Is All We Know
06. A Power Inside
07. In The Streets
08. Face Up
09. Already Dead
10. Diabolical
11. Malfunction
12. Now We’re Through With You
13. Everybody's Sufferin'
14. Grave Digger

 Attila To Release New Album.

AttilaWednesday 22nd October 2014
Attila, the metal band you love to hate but that you also cannot deny, are about to indulge your Guilty Pleasure. Fresh off a majorly successful main stage stint on this summer's Warped Tour, where they attracted absolutely massive crowds on a daily basis, the irreverent party moshers from Atlanta will release their new album, Guilty Pleasure, on Monday, November 24 via Razor & Tie.

Of the new album, frontman Chris "Fronz" Fronzak confidently boasted, "We are EXTREMELY excited to announce the release of our upcoming album Guilty Pleasure. We've been working on this album for over a year and I am 100 percent confident that this is the best album we've ever created."

He continued, "Whether you were a fan of About That Life or a fan of Outlawed, this album will appeal to everyone. Even if you pretend to hate our music, you will love this album. It will be your guilty pleasure."

Fronz was also quick to note that the album represents sonic growth for Attila, as well, saying, "Musically, this is the heaviest album we've ever written. It still has our signature sound but it's a new refreshing twist. Lyrically, I really expanded my horizons. I wrote the most personal song I've ever written on this album. I still have some ignorant party hits, but I also drop some serious knowledge on this album. Open up your ears and take it all in; we're about to drop the best album of 2014."

In advance of the album's release, Attila are out on the road in the UK now with the mighty Black Veil Brides, where they will be routinely slaying venues and leaving behind piles of smoldering ash in their wake.

Consider yourself warned. There is plenty more of Attila and Guilty Pleasure coming your way. Plan accordingly.

Attila Guilty Pleasure Track Listing:
1. "Pizza, Sex and Trolls"
2. "Hate Me"
3. "Rebel"
4. "Guilty Pleasure"
5. "I've Got Your Back"
6. "Proving Grounds"
7. "I Am Satan"
8. "Break My Addiction"
9. "Horsepig"
10. "Dirty Dirty"
11. "Fake Friends"
12. "Don't Be Basic"
13. "The Cure"

 Bastille To Release New Single.

BastilleWednesday 22nd October 2014
Safe to say it's been one hell of a year for Bastille. Having sold out two Alexandra Palace shows and a U.S Arena tour; earned themselves a BRIT Award plus two AMA nominations and having surpassed the three million sales mark for their debut album (Bad Blood), most bands would be content to end the year quietly. Not this band.

The four-piece are broadening their horizons and discography further by releasing a brand new mixtape, aptly titled 'VS. (Other People's Heartache Pt. III)' on December 8th. An eight-track offering, the mixtape follows similar footsteps to their previous mixtapes, 'Other People's Heartache Pt.I’ and ‘Pt.II’ by melding together an array of genres, styles and production techniques, alongside some rather special collaborations.

“With the mixtapes,” offers frontman Dan Smith, “it's about working with as many people as possible and having fun with people that we know and the friends we've made through touring.” Take a look at the tracklisting and you'll find larger-than-life stars like Haim, Angel Haze and Lizzo alongside the new and raw talents of MNEK, Rag'N'Bone Man, Rationale and Grades.

Having taken a year to put together, Smith describes it as “a patchwork of stuff that we've been working on and people we've been working with throughout 2014”, the results are bound to take some listeners by surprise. From the distorted string introduction of 'Fall Into Your Arms' to the groove-infused guitars of 'Bite Down'; the heavy hip hop feel of 'Weapons' to the surprising final guest on closer 'Remains', every track reveals a new facet to one of Britain’s most successful bands.

The first taste of 'VS.' comes in the form of new single 'Torn Apart’ out November 30th. A collaboration with London producer Grades and incendiary rapper Lizzo, it’s a tune of two halves, an imagined heartbreak song with Smith playing the lovelorn narrator and Lizzo taking on the role of venomous cheat.

Their first new music since their debut album's re-release 'All This Bad Blood' last autumn, it’s an opportunity for fans to hear something new ahead of their second album, “It's always been really important to me to constantly make new music and also to collaborate with people, something we don’t really do on our proper albums. I love having the side lane of our mixtapes as a place where we can make music people might not expect” the frontman says. “This mixtape is very much a reflection of our 2014. It was really enjoyable to make and a nice way to get together with people that we like and respect and have fun with it!”

Tracklisting:

1. Fall Into Your Arms (Bastille vs. The Gemma Sharples Quartet)
2. Bite Down (Bastille vs. HAIM)
3. bad_news (Bastille vs. MNEK)
4. The Driver
5. Axe To Grind (Bastille vs. Tyde vs. Rationale)
6. Torn Apart (Bastille vs. Grades vs. Lizzo)
7. Weapon (Bastille vs. Angel Haze vs. F*U*G*Z vs. Braque)
8. Remains (Bastille vs. Rag N Bone Man vs. Skunk Anansie)

 Wolfheart Sign To Spinefarm Records.

WolfheartWednesday 22nd October 2014
Spinefarm Records is pleased to announce the signing of Wolfheart to its worldwide roster. The label extends a warm welcome to the band.

Wolfheart will re-release their 2013 debut Winterborn with two additional bonus tracks on 02. February through Spinefarm. The album was initially self-released, with physical versions only available in Wolfheart's native Finland. The additional tracks are "Isolation" and "Into The Wild".

Wolfheart are currently finishing up their new album and Spinefarm debut, titled Shadow World. The album is due out in mid-2015. The band is finalizing plans to tour Finland and Europe in 2015, hitting the festival circuit; they also hope to tour the U.S.

"After all the blood, sweat and tears poured into our self-released/self-financed debut Winterborn, it is truly amazing to have a worldwide release for the album, and I could not think of a better label for the job than Spinefarm," Wolfheart said. "It's super exciting times, since, while counting down the days for the re-release of Winterborn, the second Wolfheart album Shadow World is almost ready, and 2015 will be a year when we have two albums out!"

Wolfheart were born in 2013 from the ashes of Before The Dawn and Black Sun Aeon. Sole member, songwriter and producer Tuomas Saukkonen wanted to combine the musical elements from his previous bands, and to make a fresh start after 14 years in the music business with several albums to his name.

After the astounding critical reception that Winterborn received, Saukkonen realized it was the right time to turn the Wolfheart solo project into a full-fledged band, and he did just that in early 2014.

Armed with a full line-up, a new label deal and two albums on the horizon, Saukkonen and Wolfheart are ready to storm the gates in 2015.

 Nightwish Working on New Album.

NightwishWednesday 22nd October 2014
Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are currently working on their upcoming new album. The yet-untitled creation will be the first NIGHTWISH studio-record to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen and is set for a release in spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast. Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen will sit out on the recording sessions due to health issues; Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN a.o.) will replace him.

Now the band reveals the famed evolutionary biologist and atheist writer/leader Richard Dawkins as a guest on their eighth studio album.

NIGHTWISH keyboard player and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen stated last year that he became fascinated with what he calls the scientific "mind games" of Richard Dawkins. “I already know now that since I have been so enthusiastic about this kind of literature for the past few months, and will be for the upcoming months, that it's going to come out somehow. I don't know how just yet, but it will come out. I know it from experience. Sometimes I come across interviews I did ten years ago and see that I am quite a different person. So something has happened say during the past five, six, seven years, and a lot of it has to do with the books that I've read, mainly Whitman, Hitchens and Dawkins."

 Franz Nicolay To Release New Solo Album.

Franz NicolayWednesday 22nd October 2014
The wild and wonderful world of Franz Nicolay is once again in glorious ear-shot for those brave souls tempted to indulge. To Us, The Beautiful! is the anthemic follow-up to 2012's Do the Struggle and will be released by Xtra Mile Recordings on the 19th January 2015.

Renowned for his unique delivery and absorption of widely diverse styles, Franz has shared stages and/or songwriting time with The Hold Steady, New York gypsy-punks Guignol, and Against Me!, as well as recording with the likes of Frank Turner, The Living End, and The Dresden Dolls. With a whole heap of solo records and full-band recordings behind him, his latest is something that won't be repeated: “If I make another record, it probably won't be anything like this.” He could have said that about any record in his career, naturally. It rings true enough here though.

Taking its title from a rather lucid Ukrainian toast – “To us the beautiful, and to those who disagree, may their eyes fall out” - the album has far more of the joyous celebration than the dark acid tongue to it. It's almost an atypical Franz record, as it stands right up against the catchiest guitar-pop records, in a way only Franz could muster.

In a mere 6 days of rehearsal and recording, with Andrew Seward of Against Me! on bass, Ara Babajian of Leftover Crack on drums, the NYC guitarist Yoni Gordon, and J. Robbins of the excellent Jawbox and Burning Airlines producing, To Us, The Beautiful! is bulging with hooks and elegant melodies. “Talk To Him In Shallow Water”, for example, has a beautiful banjo-picked melody line that's fluid and refined yet harks back to the more ramshackle gamut that Franz usually runs. However, this is an exception, as Franz has brought an addictive strain of chiming and carving rock-and-roll. Listen to “Bright White” and you'll feel yourself nodding in agreement.

Of course, Franz refuses to stick to one sound throughout and gallops, sidles and strides across his musical tastes as before – just with far more direct shots to the heart and soul than the esoteric form he usually takes. Whether the slow-burn wall of sound on “Everything Is Going According To Plan,” the almost doo-wop chorus of “The Pilot Inside”, or the reliable and satisfying chug, hue and cry of closer “Porta Fenestella”, the guitars are driving everything. They direct Franz's literary-inspired lyrics and free-spirit vocals down turbulent and exhilarating channels, all flowing to choruses that won't leave you for hours or days on end.

He claims a whole heap of inspirations that have left fingerprints on the record, a list that includes: the Waterboys, Leo Strauss, Ivor Cutler, Future Of The Left, a pet rat in Southampton, John Cooper Clarke, the Egyptian Book of the Dead and “other things (that) are in there too,” says Franz himself. Nevertheless, he promises that “you don't have to go looking for them; you can take what you wish from it, obviously. I'm pleased if you like it. If you don't, that's fine too. It's a big world.”

And with Franz in it, the world seems a whole lot wider than before.

 Amon Amarth Announce UK And European Tour.

Amon AmarthTuesday 21st October 2014
Swedish heavy metal icons AMON AMARTH will be returning to Europe in January/February for a month long tour in regional UK, regional France and Spain/Portugal.

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

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

AMON AMARTH just recently launched their new music video, the title track to their 2013 album, "Deceiver of the Gods." The video features clips from the upcoming film, Northmen - A Viking Saga, which stars Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, and features Johan Hegg as Valli. The film is scheduled for release this autumn. It's no surprise, given the level of talent and eye-catching visuals of the film that this will be the most remarkable AMON AMARTH video to date.

 Napalm Records Sign Skindred.

SkindredTuesday 21st October 2014
Napalm Records are delighted to announce the signing of UK Top 40 Ragga Metal band SKINDRED to a new worldwide record deal. Described by Radio 1’s Daniel P Carter as “one of the best live acts Britain has ever produced”, SKINDRED are a genuine worldwide phenomenon.

2014 has seen SKINDRED play to audiences across the world, with a string of high profile festival slots – including Download, Hurricane, Bestival and Polish Woodstock – along with sold-out tours at venues such as London’s Brixton Academy. The band has sold more than half a million records worldwide during their career to date. The band have also just been announced to play at next year’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany with Foo Fighters and Slipknot.

Celebrating the signing of SKINDRED, Napalm Records Vice President Thomas Caser said:
"Working with Skindred is a dream come true for me and all of us at Napalm Records. Skindred entered the Top 40 in the UK on their most recent album ‘Kill the Power’ and we believe we can build on this success not only in the UK but also in Germany, the US and the Rest of the World!”

SKINDRED’s manager, Seven Webster from 7PM Management, added: “We have been talking to Napalm Records for a long time and we all believe that Skindred now needs to be with a designated Rock label that understands the genre and the band and that shares our passion and belief in the band on every level and wants to work with us on further building and breaking the band globally and taking them to the next level in what we all see as the next part of a long campaign. We could not be happier with this deal!”

Skindred have also confirmed that Dan Sturgess after joining the bands live set up for the last few years as their DJ/sampler and backing singer has now joined the band properly as a full time member and will also be involved in the writing of the bands forthcoming album.

SKINDRED is currently working on a new album, scheduled to be released in 2015 via Napalm Records.

The band will be playing some UK shows this November / December to finish off an incredible year. They are also confirmed as main support on the Steel Panther tour in March 2015 at the following:

Fri 6th March Longsight, O2 Apollo
Sat 7th March Longsight, O2 Apollo
Mon 9th March Glasgow, O2 Academy
Tue 10th March Newcastle, O2 Academy
Thurs 12th March Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
Fri 13th March Leicester, O2 Academy
Sat 14th March London, SSE Arena Wembley

 Bush Release New Studio Album.

BushMonday 20th October 2014
BUSH (vocalist/guitarist Gavin Rossdale, guitarist Chris Traynor, bassist Corey Britz and drummer Robin Goodridge) recorded Man On The Run with Grammy-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Mastodon, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains) at Studio 606, the Northridge, CA-based studio owned by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

BUSH has also teamed with PledgeMusic for a special campaign that offers fans a chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at the new album, along with a number of Pledge exclusives including limited-edition vinyl, hand-written lyrics, pre-order opportunities and more. To view the campaign, please visit http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/bush.

Man On The Run is the follow-up to 2011’s The Sea Of Memories, which was BUSH’s first release in 10 years. That album saw them return to the top of the charts in grand style, with lead single “The Sound of Winter” making rock radio history as the first self-released song ever to hit No. 1 at Alternative Rock radio (where it stayed for six consecutive weeks).

Over the course of their remarkable career, BUSH has sold close to 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada alone. They’ve also compiled an amazing string of 17 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts, including 11 that hit the Top 5, six of which shot to No. 1: “Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.”

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of BUSH’s debut album Sixteen Stone, which hit No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and included the No. 1 hits “Comedown,” “Glycerine” and “Machinehead,” as well as fan favorites “Everything Zen” and “Little Things.”

 Beans On Toast Unleashes New Video.

Beans On ToastMonday 20th October 2014
Drunk Folk singer, barefoot troubadour and cult legend Beans on Toast drops his 6th studio album on his 34th Birthday. Newly engaged to muse Lizzy Bee and with his biggest year to date behind him, Beans on Toast is turning his irreverent mind to the more valuable things in life with new album ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’. The release is flanked by a 15 date headline tour (with support from Will Varley), including Beans’ largest London show to date, at Electric Ballroom, December 11.

Released on Xtra Mile Recordings, as is tradition on 1st December the album turns to the more wholesome topics of home cooking, an upcoming honeymoon and a whole lot of loving; a marked change in the man who once was a poster boy for recreational drugs. What hasn’t changed though is Beans on Toast’s unrivalled ability to tell a tale, his no holds barred social commentary and his ability to tackle difficult subjects from an everyday point of view. Here, his thoughts from the last year are honestly regaled through eleven life-affirming and frequently humorous tracks.

In the twelve months that have seen him tour the world, open arenas for Frank Turner and play a jam packed summer of festivals, material has come from his experiences, with American tour dates giving way to ‘Fuck You Nashville’ and love song ‘New Orleans Honeymoon’. Memories of his Camp Bestival main stage performance are captured perfectly with ‘Stinging Nettles’, a song he wrote for children about the great outdoors, and topics like gentrification, chicken farming and world peace all get the Beans musical treatment.

Recorded at London’s Soup Studios, ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’ features and was fittingly produced by Sam Beer, an old family friend who taught Beans on Toast his first song on the guitar over eighteen years ago on a camping holiday in Spain, and who was reunited with Beans on the London music circle ten years later. Together, with the help of friends Bobby Banjo and contributors Will Varley and Brooke Sharkey, this is an album that marks a change but not a complete makeover for everyone’s favourite modern one-man band.

Beans On Toast - The Chicken Song - http://t.co/1rrOC2mSly

Tracklisting
1. Folk Singer
2. The War on War
3. Fuck You Nashville
4. The Chicken Song
5. Stinging Nettles
6. Lizzy’s Cooking
7. A Whole Lot of Loving
8. Flying Clothes Line
9. All I see is Wagamama
10. NOLA Honeymoon
11. NYE

LIVE
20 November ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree
21 November GLASGOW Nice N Sleazy
22 November EDINBURGH Voodoo Rooms
24 November NEWCASTLE The Cluny
25 November HULL Fruit
26 November LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
27 November MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
28 November LIVERPOOL The Shipping Forecast
29 November NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
03 December BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
04 December CAMBRIDGE Junction
05 December BRISTOL The Fleece
06 December EXETER The Phoenix
09 December PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
10 December BRIGHTON The Haunt
11 December LONDON Electric Ballroom
Tickets from http://www.beansontoastmusic.com/

 Lonely The Brave To Support Deaf Havana.

Lonely The BraveMonday 20th October 2014
BBC Radio 1 favourites Lonely The Brave today announce their main support slot on Kings Lynn rock act Deaf Havana’s UK tour. Joining them for their 7 date tour across the UK taking in towns sometimes less travelled but no less loved, Lonely The Brave will play songs from their top 15 debut album ‘The Day’s War’ including singles and fan favourites ‘Backroads’, ‘Victory Line’ and ‘Trick of the Light’. This likely mark Lonely The Brave’s last tour of 2014, and a final chance this year to see the live show that has garnered them so many fans and rave reviews from the likes of NME, Rock Sound and Kerrang!

‘The Day’s War,’ Lonely The Brave’s first album, was released on Monday 1st September having been Zane Lowe’s Album of the Week on BBC Radio 1 and received 5Ks in Kerrang, 9/10 in Rock Sound and an 8/10 in NME. This follows from an incredible summer, with the band’s festival appearances including ‘Download’ ‘Glastonbury’ and ‘Reading and Leeds,’ having played with Neil Young at Belgiums Lokerse Festival and with Aerosmith at Calling in London. Lonely The Brave’s stellar 2014 looks set to continue as the band take to the road in December supporting one of the UKs most promising bands in Deaf Havana. These shows will follow on from Lonely The Brave’s hometown show at Cambridges Junction venue on December 13th,

December Tour w/ Deaf Havana
14-Dec-14 Bournemouth O2 Academy
15-Dec-14 Falmouth Princess Pavillions
16-Dec-14 Exeter Lemon Grove
17-Dec-14 Coventry Kasbah
18-Dec-14 Blackburn King Georges Hall
19-Dec-14 Middlesbrough Empire
20-Dec-14 Lincoln Engine Shed

 The Lounge Kittens Unleash New Video.

The Lounge KittensFriday 17th October 2014
With metalheads around the world waiting for the release of Slipknot’s new album next week, THE LOUNGE KITTENS have released a new video to tide us all over.

Highlighting their own Duality, their interpretation of the Slipknot classic sees confusion and chaos arise over a ‘Kittens double booking. The ‘Kittens explain:

"Slipknot's 'Duality' has got such a frantic energy about it (especially when you accompany the video alongside it) with super dark angst and dirty rhythm, and I really wanted to convey the same atmosphere but still take it away from its origins” explains Jen Kitten

“Duality was a perfect choice for a video due to the various themes we could extract from the original song, video and how well they leant themselves to our interpretations.” Continues Timia Kitten.

“The Lounge Kittens as a band are all about 'DUALITY'. So we had two groups of fans from different sides - the cabaret crowd who appreciate the cheek of what we do and the die-hard metallers with a sense of humour - arguing over a double-booking and whose event we should ultimately play at. This also gave us an opportunity to put the two sides in different masks which was a nice little nod to Slipknot. Jenny's arrangement reminded me so much of the silent film era, whenever we sang the verse I envisioned Keystone Kops, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, slapstick chases and funny sped up running, so that was what we were channelling during the making of this video. Obviously, it's not a Lounge Kittens video without a generous helping of goofiness, so making it silly, ridiculous and fun was always massively important. What we ended up with was a good 'ole slapstick chase. Plus also sequins.” Timia Kitten

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIhCrNIXXG8&feature=youtu.be

The Lounge Kittens tour with Steel Panther and Skindred next year:

March 2015
6th Manchester O2 Apollo
7th Manchester O2 Apollo
9th Glasgow O2 Academy
10th Newcastle O2 Academy
12th Wolverhampton Civic Hall
13th Leicester O2 Academy Leicester
14th London SSE Arena Wembley

 The Defiled Play On A Giant Iceberg.

The DefiledWednesday 15th October 2014
A gigantic Iceberg has been turned into the most unlikely of gig venues in the Greenland Sea, as UK metal band The Defiled performed on top of the floating platform for the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig – which sees artists put to the test as they perform in unconventional, ice cold conditions.

Braving freezing temperatures and fast flowing ice, the group performed the special set to a host of locals from the nearby town of Kulusuk, who ventured out to the ice field to watch this once-in-a-lifetime experience from an array of fishing boats and leisure craft.

As an internationally touring band and part of the Jägermusic programme, The Defiled are used to spending long stretches on the road together, which helped prepare them for the unusual nature of this tour. Flying from the UK to Iceland, the group then transferred to the island town of Kulusuk, Greenland, before trekking over-land and sea to their base on the neighbouring island Tasiilaq which has a population of just over 2000 inhabitants.

Prior to taking to the icy-stage, Frontman Stitch D, along with keyboard player The AvD, bassist Vincent Hyde and drummer Needles spent time getting to meet local musicians and watching them perform their own traditional music, before inviting them and other residents to come and witness their unique one-off performance. Renowned for their distinctively dark and imposing on-stage dress – which provided a stunning visual contrast to the bright white ice cold surroundings – The Defiled played a 30 minute set featuring tracks from their latest album Daggers.

In the lead up to the gig, the team scoured the area for several days on the search for the ‘perfect’ berg – one that was large enough and thick enough to take the band and all of their equipment. All of the instruments, sound equipment and the band themselves were ferried onto the gig stage with the help of local experts who have lived and worked amongst these impressive ice floes for generations.

To thank the locals for making the gig a reality, the band donated their equipment to the local community hall. When the band heard that the Kulusuk village music hall, and all of their equipment, had burnt down in a fierce winter storm, Stitch D and his bandmates pulled strings with Mapex and Blackstar, two of their equipment suppliers, and donated a drum kit and guitar amp to contribute to the rebuilding of the facilities.

Stitch D said, “This has to be one of the most insane gigs we’ve ever played! You see these things on TV documentaries but it’s not until you get to see them in real life that you realise just how big and amazing icebergs are. Although it was cold, I don’t think any of us noticed once we got started as the stage location literally takes your breath away."

“As a group of mates we’ve shared some amazing experiences together but this has been an adventure that has bought us closer together and something that we all feel really privileged to have been part of. We’ve made a lot of friends during our short stay here and donated some music equipment to the local people, so we look forward to coming back one day and playing a joint gig out here next time – maybe the first ever gig with two bands playing on two icebergs at the same time!”

In order to capture the gig and the breath-taking surroundings in all its glory, the expedition team turned to the latest technology to film and photograph the gig – utilising state-of-the-art ‘octocopter flying drone cameras’ to hover above and alongside the iceberg which are controlled remotely from the flotilla of boats nearby.

Tom Carson, Jägermeister music manager, added, “As far as stage backdrops go, I don’t think you’ll find anything more impressive than this. We’re used to staging events at music venues and summer festivals, so it made for an interesting change to be checking ‘berg suitability’ as part of the pre event checks as opposed to the typical band riders and sound systems."

“We’ve worked with The Defiled for a number of years now as part of our Jägermusic programme and we’re extremely grateful to them for accepting the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig challenge and staging one of the most unique sets we’ve witnessed – we hope the locals of Kulusuk enjoyed it as much as we did.”

In 2012 Charlie Simpson performed The Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig and set a new Guinness World Record for the World’s Coldest Concert. Braving brutal temperatures of -30°C the singer, songwriter and former Fightstar front man performed to a small crowd in Oymyakon, Siberia – the coldest permanently inhabited place on the planet.

To see pictures of The Defiled taking on the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig Challenge visit facebook.com/JagerMusicUK

A short video documentary is available to view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0BUVYnZvX8

#icecoldgig

The Defiled tour the UK in November/December, catch them at the following shows:
November
• 24 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
• 25 Glasgow Cathouse
• 26 Stoke Sugarmill
• 27 London O2 Academy Islington
• 28 Brighton Audio
• 29 Leeds The Key Club

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

 Punk Goes Pop 6 Is Coming.

Punk Goes PopWednesday 15 th October 2014
To celebrate the recently announced track list for Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6, Fearless Records is excited to release the music video for We Came As Romans' cover of 'I Knew You Were Trouble' (originally performed by Taylor Swift). The single is available on iTunes or as an instant download with each album pre-order. Set for release on November 17th, the pre-order options for Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 are available at www.PunkGoes.com. Scroll down for full track list.

"We chose to cover Taylor Swift's "Trouble" because we all like the song and had a vision of how to make it our own style," explains We Came As Romans vocalist Dave Stephens. "Beyond that, it's a cry for attention. We hope Taylor Swift will notice us now since we're all in love with her."

Fearless Records also joined forces with avid YouTube star, Jarrod Alonge to put his comedic touch on the Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 announcement, featuring an appearance from We Came As Romans. Check out his video below.

How To Get on Punk Goes Pop (VOL. 6 ANNOUNCEMENT)

Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 Track List:
1. Tyler Carter (Feat. Luke Holland) "Aint It Fun" (originally performed by Paramore)
2. August Burns Red "Wrecking Ball" (originally performed by Miley Cryus)
3. We Came As Romans "I Knew You Were Trouble" (originally performed by Taylor Swift)
4. Upon A Burning Body (Feat. Ice-T) "Turn Down For What" (originally performed by DJ Snake & Lil Jon)
5. Set It Off "Problem" (originally performed by Ariana Grande Feat. Iggy Azalea)
6. Crown The Empire "Burn" (originally performed by Ellie Goulding)
7. Oceans Ate Alaska "Drunk In Love" (originally performed by Beyonce
Feat. Jay Z)
8. Youth In Revolt "Royals" (originally performed by Lorde)
9. Volumes "Hold On, We're Going Home" (originally performed by Drake)
10. Knuckle Puck "Chocolate" (originally performed by The 1975)
11. Slaves "Sweater Weather" (originally performed by The Neighborhood)
12. State Champs "Stay The Night" (originally performed by Zedd Feat. Haley Williams)
13. Palisades "Happy" (originally performed by Pharrell Williams)

ABOUT PUNK GOES...: The Punk Goes.. series has sold 900,000 albums and 6 million singles in just over a decade and is the top selling compilation in the alternative genre. Prior volumes include Punk Goes Pop, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, Punk Goes Classic Rock, 80s, 90s Vol 1 & 2, Punk Goes Crunk, Punk Goes Acoustic 1 & 2, Punk Goes Christmas, and have featured hit bands such as A Day To Remember, The All-American Rejects, Rise Against, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low, Sleeping With Sirens, Asking Alexandria, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice and more.

 Feed The Rhino Unleash New Video.

Feed The RhinoTuesday 14th October 2014
After what can only be described as a complete assault on the senses at Download Festival in June - Feed The Rhino are very excited to start their UK Headline tour this week. The Kent bruisers will be joined by Night Verses and Baby Godzilla. What a line up! Ahead of the tour, the band have put out a video for their epic track “The Sorrow & The Sound” taken from their brilliant new album of the same name. Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/1KFJPFqe0Cg
Tour dates are as follows:

October
16th Norwich, Waterfront
17th London, The Underworld (Also signing at the Vans Store Camden at 5:30pm)
18th Bristol, Exchange
19th Birmingham, Asylum
20th Manchester, Sound Control
21st Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
22nd Newcastle, Think Tank
23rd Sheffield, Corporation
24th Southampton, Joiners

Tickets are priced £8 regionally and £9 in London. Tickets are available from http://kililive.com/artists/feed-the-rhino

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Royal Blood Announce UK Tour.

Royal BloodTuesday 14th October 2014
After tickets for their upcoming UK and Ireland tour sold-out within just two minutes, Royal Blood can now announce details of a major European tour which includes their biggest headline show to date at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. The confirmation of the tour adds to a phenomenal breakthrough year for the duo, which has already seen their Mercury Prize-nominated self-titled debut album hit #1 as the highest charting debut rock album in three years.

To coincide with the tour announcement, Royal Blood have also launched the video for their next single ‘Ten Tonne Skeleton’ which impacts on December 1st. The single’s 7” format will feature the previously unreleased track ‘One Trick Pony’ which is now available to pre-order.

Royal Blood’s domestic success is also being building internationally with highlights including another #1 in Ireland, Top 10 positions in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums, plus Top 20 placings in numerous countries across Europe.

Recently seen at the Reading, Leeds and Download festivals as well as guests to Arctic Monkeys at two huge shows in London’s Finsbury Park and at Dublin’s Marlay Park, Royal Blood’s newly announced UK tour leg is scheduled as follows:

FEBRUARY
22nd – Glasgow, Barrowland
27th – Plymouth, Pavilions
28th – Bridlington, Spa

MARCH
2nd – Portsmouth, Guildhall
3rd – Newport, Centre
5th – Norwich, UEA
6th – Blackpool, Empress Ballroom
8th – Belfast, Ulster Hall
9th – Dublin, Olympia
11th – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
13th – London, O2 Academy Brixton
14th – Nottingham, Rock City

 Slipknot Announce January 2015 UK Tour.

SlipknotMonday 13th October 2014
The multi-platinum, Grammy-Award-winning, masked beast that is SLIPKNOT is set to make a long awaited return to UK arenas in January 2015 with their 'Prepare For Hell' tour.

SLIPKNOT's frontman Corey Taylor muses; "The UK has always been very special for us. In a lot of ways, it's where this insanity began. So, for this tour, we decided to try and hit as many places as we could - not only England, but Scotland and Wales as well. Technically Ireland is Europe, but we're going there too. We're coming back for the people who started this for us: that would be YOU. Prepare yourselves... Hell is coming."

The incendiary band's first new music in over six years, the fiercely anticipated, '5; The Gray Chapter' is set for release on 20th October and can be pre-ordered at iTunes ( https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/.5-gray-chapter-special-edition/id911121206) and Amazon ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/5-Gray-Chapter-Special-Edition/dp/B00N0T38LG). The band's lead single from the opus, 'The Devil In I' has just been added to the Radio 1 Playlist and SLIPKNOT's gradual creep on world domination has begun once more. SLIPKNOT's visually arresting, chaotic, spectacular shows often become the stuff of legend, so with all new masks and production, these events are essential! Check out the band's new look in their chilling video for 'The Devil In I' at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEEasR7hVhA.

Special guests on the tour are SLIPKNOT's longtime friends, KORN. An opening band will be confirmed in due course.

Dates stack up as follows:

Wed 14th Jan - DUBLIN - 3Arena
Fri 16th Jan - SHEFFIELD - Motorpoint Arena
Sun 18th Jan - GLASGOW - SSE Hydro
Mon 19th Jan - NEWCASTLE - Metro Radio Arena
Tue 20th Jan - MANCHESTER – Manchester Arena
Thu 22nd Jan - LIVERPOOL - Echo Arena
Fri 23rd Jan - LONDON - The SSE Arena, Wembley
Sat 24th Jan - CARDIFF - Motorpoint Arena
Mon 26th Jan - NOTTINGHAM - Capital FM Arena
Tue 27th Jan - BIRMINGHAM - Barclaycard Arena

The 'Prepare For Hell' tour tickets go on sale on Friday 17th October at 9am over at https://www.livenation.co.uk, priced £39.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee). A special fan pre-sale will begin on Tuesday 14th October. Register at www.slipknot1.com to gain access. VIP Packages including Meet & Greet available from https://www.VIPNation.eu.

 The Amorettes To Support Black Star Riders.

The AmorettesMonday 13th October 2014
The Amorettes are delighted to announce they will be hitting the road in March 2015 as Special Guests to Europe and Black Star Riders on their UK tour.**

“This is an awesome opportunity.”’ Says Guitarist/Vocalist, Gill Montgomery. “We’ve been working so hard towards a chance like this, and to tour with two amazing bands like Europe and Black Star Riders will be so exciting. We just hope people come in early enough to check us out each night.”

Following an explosive performance at Hard Rock Hell Ibiza in May, The Amorettes continued to cement their reputation as one of the UK’s hottest live acts with an acclaimed performance at UK Steelhouse Festival, in the Special Guest slot behind Sebastian Bach and Black Star Riders, and following up with a dynamic performance on The Jaegermeister stage at Bloodstock Festival, which resulted in a sponsorship arrangement with Jaegermeister. Further club shows across the UK have confirmed the all-girl rockers as a band to watch out for.

In addition to live shows, The Amorettes have confirmed that Grammy winning producer, Chris Tsangarides, will produce their new album, and the band will enter Ecology Room Studios in November to begin the recording process, aiming for a release ahead of the UK tour.

Joey Tempest from Europe “We are very excited to have The Amorettes on this tour with us and Black Star Riders. Having hooked up with them at Steelhouse we know this is a very hot new act that all our fans with dig and are a great addition to the bill”

Black Star Riders Ricky Warwick add’s “We loved The Amorettes when they opened for BSR this last summer - they represent the heart and soul of The Runaways combined with The Donnas with great songs to boot…and even better, they are Scottish!!”

UK Tour dates as Guests of Europe and Black Star Riders are:
March 6: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 7: o2 Academy, Newcastle
March 8: o2 Academy, Leeds
March 10: Rock City, Nottingham
March 11: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
March 13: Academy, Manchester
March 14: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
March 15: University, Exeter
March 16: o2 Academy, Bristol
March 18: o2 Academy, Bournemouth
March 19: UEA, Norwich
March 21: Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
** Guests at March 5th in Glasgow and March 20th in London are TBC

 Mallory Knox To Release New Album.

Mallory KnoxMonday 13th October 2014
Mallory Knox will be releasing their highly anticipated second album ‘Asymmetry’, out 27th October 2014 on Epic Records/Search and Destroy.
Recorded at Moles in Bath and Monnow Valley in Wales with legendary Pixies/Foo Fighters producer Gil Norton, ‘Asymmetry’ finds Mikey Chapman (vocals), Sam Douglas (bass/vocals), Joe Savins (guitar), James Gillett (guitar) and Dave Rawling (drums) giving ‘difficult second album’ syndrome the swerve by taking Mallory’s trademark, anthemic rock sound in all sorts of new directions.

“This album sees us really develop as musicians and as a band,” declares Mikey. Sam describes the all-bangers-no-clangers collection as “the songs that we want to listen right now”.
The band, who formed in Cambridge in 2009, were aware of Norton’s hard taskmaster reputation (“We thought, ‘He’s the man who shouted at Dave Grohl, so he’s definitely going to shout at us’,” laughs Mikey) before the sessions. Yet they forged an excellent working and personal relationship, the veteran producer constantly encouraging the band to experiment and cajoling them to thrilling new heights.

After being premiered on Zane Lowe on Radio 1, which saw the band trend on twitter, first single ‘Ghost In The Mirror’ climbed straight on to the A List at Radio 1.

“We just want to keep climbing,” says Mikey. “I fear for the day when we sit back on our laurels and say, ‘I’m OK with where we are now’. We’ve got to keep developing, keep learning, become better musicians on every level. Don’t shoot for the stars and settle for halfway.”
Mallory Knox will embark on their biggest tour yet in November in support of the Asymmetry. They have recently announced a second London show on 27th November at Electric Ballroom, due to high demand, with support from Frank Iero and the Cellabration, Fort Hope and Mooseblood.

9.11.14 Coventry Kasbah
10.11.14 Glasgow Garage
11.11.14 Newcastle O2 Academy
12.11.14 Leeds Leeds Met University
14.11.14 Liverpool Academy
15.11.14 Manchester Academy
16.11.14 Sheffield Leadmill
17.11.14 Peterborough Cresset
19.11.14 Northampton Roadmenders
20.11.14 Bristol Academy
21.11.14 Oxford Academy
22.11.14 Birmingham Institute
24.11.14 Brighton Concorde 2
25.11.14 Portsmouth Pyramid
26.11.14 London Electric Ballroom
27.11.14 London Electric Ballroom*
*NEW DATE ADDED DUE TO HIGH DEMAND

 Blue Pills To Support Rival Sons.

Blue PillsMonday 13th October 2014
Enchanting Swedish Blues quartet Blues Pills are thrilled to be the main support for the UK leg of the Rivals Sons Tour this December.
"We are totally stoked to announce that we will have the honour of supporting the Rival Sons on their UK dates during their upcoming tour. They are such a cool band and we've been daydreaming about opening for them quite awhile now. Were so thankful its actually happening! It will be legendary! Thank you Scott, Mikey, Jay, and David! " Blues Pills

These dates supporting California's classic rockers are in addition to Blues Pills' already announced debut UK headline tour in November, with support from Nuclear Blast label mates The Vintage Caravan, tickets of which are available now and selling fast.

Blues Pills' self-titled debut was released via Nuclear Blast earlier this Summer charting highly across Europe including Top 5 in Germany and #68 in the UK National chart. They charted at #6 in the UK indie chart showing a loyal following with a penchant for vinyl.

'Blues Pills' was produced by the renowned and respected Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD), and the colourful cover art was created by psychedelic artist Marijke Koger-Dunham. The piece was originally painted in the 60's and never used - so with a slight adaptation to contain the Blues PIlls logo, this kept with the bands authentic, but youthful take on the richness of sixties soul and psychedelia.

'Blues Pills' has taken the UK press by storm:
'One of the most exciting album releases of the year so far. Just what the doctor ordered' 8/10 Classic Rock
''Thank feck for Blues Pills who've emerged like a fresh pressed 45 brimming with authenticity and sun-bleached Woodstockian sound.' 4K Kerrang!
'What makes this such a big deal is that it sounds like Blues Pills, not a throwback to a classic regime.' 8/10 Metal Hammer.

Get tickets to see Blues Pills support Rival Sons here:
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/rival-sons-tickets

Full dates below:
Mon 8th December Portsmouth Pyramid Centre
Tues 9th December Wolverhampton Wulfren Hall
Wed 10th December London Forum
Thurs 11th December Manchester Ritz
Sat 13th December Sheffield Leadmill
Sun 14th December Glasgow ABC
Mon 15th December Newcastle Academy
Tues 16th December Norwich UEA

November Blues Pills Headline Tour:
10th November 2014 – Bristol – The Exchange
11th November – Birmingham – The Oobleck
12th November - Manchester – Star and Garter
14th November – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms - FREE ENTRY SHOW
16th November – Glasgow – Audio
18th November – The Dome – London

 Laura Jane Grace Debuts Much Anticipated AOL Series 'True trans With Laura Jane Grace'.

Kaura Jane GraceFriday 10th October 2014
Watch as the rock star and other members of the transgender community tell their honest and brave stories of transition.

https://on.aol.com/truetrans

As an advance celebration of National Coming Out Day, the first four episodes of the highly anticipated series “True Trans with Laura Jane Grace” premieres today on AOL On Originals. The ten-episode series follows transgender pioneer and lead singer of the punk band Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace, who came out as transgender at the height of her music career in 2012.

“True Trans” shares the remarkably real journey of Laura, the most well-known transgender person in music, and other transgender individuals across the country. This unscripted docu-series explores poignant moments from Laura’s life and the overall transition experience. Each short-form episodes will dive deeper into the lives and emotions of this ever-expanding community, revealing the vulnerability and strength behind finding who they really are.

In the first four episodes, viewers and fans will get an up close and personal look at people whose stories are only just beginning to be told -- from recounting memories from childhood, to recognizing moments of gender dysphoria, to finding acceptance and support in the transgender community. Additional episodes of “True Trans” will be released November 4th and November 25th of this year.

Tune in to “True Trans with Laura Jane Grace” today on AOL On Originals.

Against Me! bring their punk rock anthems to the UK this November. Catch this incredible band at one of the following venues:

November:
13th Bristol, Bierkeller
14th Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
15th Glasgow, King Tuts
16th Leeds, Beckett Students Union
17th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
18th Manchester, Academy 2
19th London, Electric Ballroom

(The very awesome Billy The Kid will support Against Me! on the UK tour)

 Enter Shikari Add Extra London Show.

Enter ShikaiFriday 10th October 2014
Enter Shikari have today added a second date at the legendary London Camden Roundhouse after near selling out the first show in little more than 24 hours. The first show is on Thursday 26th Feb 2015 and was announced earlier this week along with new album ‘The Mindsweep’ and the rest of the Feb 2015 UK Tour. ‘The Mindsweep’ is set for release on 19th Jan 2015.

The second show will take place on Friday 27th Feb 2015.

Tickets will be available from http://www.entershikari.com/shows/
from 5pm today (Friday 10th Oct).
The remaining 100+ tickets for Thursday 26th Feb are available from the same site.

February’s UK tour now looks like this ;

FEBRUARY 2015
MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK - PYRAMIDS
TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK - YPLAS
WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY
SAT 21 GLASGOW, UK - BARROWLAND
SUN 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK - TOWN HALL
TUE 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK - CORN EXCHANGE
WED 25 NORWICH, UK - UEA
THUR 26 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE
FRI 27 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE

The fourth album ‘The Mindsweep’ will be released on Monday 19th January 2015.

 Hostage Calm Split Up.

Hostage CalmFriday 10th October 2014
Shortly after the release of their fourth studio album 'Die On Stage' via Run For Cover Records, Hostage Calm have sadly announced that the band are calling it a day.

The latest single video from the band for 'A Thousand Miles Away From Here' can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IyQ3hsb7eI

The band released a statement via Facebook last night that read as follows...

"Hostage Calm has broken up. It's too soon, it's too young, and it hurts too much.

All planned shows are canceled. We are still figuring out if and when there will be any final shows.

I want to personally thank every one of you who supported us over the years. You shared so much more with us than you'll ever know. From our music to our politics, you helped make a bunch of Wallingford kids' foolish dreams a reality. It was the great privilege of our young lives.

To all of you who've connected with us, who've grown with us, who've loved, changed, cried, lived with us - and to all of you who will yet - Just know that we loved what we did, and we could never have done it alone. "I've been a hero, and I've been a fool. And all of it for you."

Yours Forever,
Hostage Calm"

 Crossfaith Unleash Mini Documentary.

CrossfaithFriday 10th October 2014
Are you ready for Crossfaith’s biggest ever UK headline tour to date? The metal and electro mash-up masters from Japan have today unveiled a mini documentary from the day they stormed the main stage at this years Reading Festival to help fans get warmed up for what is sure to be an epic show.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhGVnmLTg98&feature=youtu.be

The UK leg of the tour kicks off this November and comes with support from Silent Screams, coldrain and Cytota.

Catch Crossfaith on the following dates:
NOV 17 - Bristol, Anson Rooms
NOV 18 - Brighton, Concorde 2
NOV 20 - London, Koko
NOV 21 - Birmingham, The Library @ The Institute
NOV 22 - Newcastle, University
NOV 23 - Glasgow, Garage
NOV 24 - Manchester, Academy 2

 The Blackout Release Brand New Video For 'Wolves'.

The BlackoutThursday 9th October 2014
The Blackout have just released their first video from the forthcoming EP out 27th October. Lead single ‘Wolves’ was the Radio 1 rock shows ‘Rockest Record’ recently and is now ‘C list’ on the station.
Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdBYNtjLOF0

The band will head out on the road in November with Yashin & When We Were Wolves. The tour will see them put an end to a turbulent 18 months in camp Blackout including their album tour being postponed due to a sudden and shocking neurological issue with singer Gavin Butler and will be supported by a self-released EP ‘Wolves’ due out 27th October. ‘Wolves’ was made by raising proceeds through Kickstarter and the band reached target in just 3 hours.

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

TOUR DATES with support Yashin & When We Were Wolves:
Sun 2nd Nov Waterfront, Norwich
Mon 3rd Nov, Leeds Uni SU
Tues 4th Nov Sound Control, Manchester
Weds 5th Nov King Tuts, Glasgow
Thurs 6th Nov Corporation, Sheffield
Sat 8th Nov Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Sun 9th Nov Fleece,Bristol
Mon 10th Nov Rescue Rooms Nottingham
Tues 11th Nov Solus, Cardiff
Weds 12th Nov 1865, Southampton
Thurs 13rd Nov Scala, London

ONSALE NOW and priced at £12-£14

 The Ordinary Boys To Release New Single Ahead Of November Tour.

Ordinary BoysThursday 9th October 2014
‘Awkward’ is the first song from the Ordinary Boys since teaming up with Louis Jones from celebrated power-pop band Spectrals. Singer, Preston, currently enjoys a successful career as a songwriter for artists including John Newman and Chloe Howl, and earned a number one with 'Heart Skips a Beat' for Olly Murs. After reuniting with James and Charlie from their critically acclaimed debut 'Over the Counter Culture' they played a one-off, last-minute sweaty, sold-out show at ‘Birthdays’ in Dalston and went into Lighthouse95 with Rory Attwell who produced The Vaccines, Veronica Falls and Palma Violets.

They've booked a UK tour which begins next month in Manchester where they will be showcasing their new material and playing some old favourites. The band are currently in the studio with MJ from Hookworms recording more songs for an album to be released early next year.

Awkward, on which Louis and Preston share vocal duties, is a taster of things to come.

"It’s a glorious hymn to saying the right thing in the wrong way, a bittersweet pop punk paean to messing things up. We think it’s pretty special….(Preston)"

LISTEN HERE https://m.soundcloud.com/theordinaryboysofficial/awkward

THE ORDINARY BOYS TOUR DATES
• November 18 - Manchester, Ruby Lounge
• November 19 - Newcastle, Think Tank
• November 21 - Glasgow, King Tuts
• November 22 - Leeds, Cockpit
• November 23 - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
• November 25 - Nottingham, Bodega
• November 26 - London, XOYO
• November 27 - Bristol, Louisiana
• November 28 - Southampton, Joiners

 Snot Announce First Ever UK Tour.

SnotThursday 9th October 2014
17 years on from their genre defining, cult classic debut album “Get Some” - SNOT will finally hit the UK in February 2015 for their FIRST EVER tour across the pond. The band will be playing “Get Some” in memory of their late singer Lynn Strait who sadly passed away in a car accident in 1998.

Be sure to catch a show at one of the following venues:

February:
10th Southampton, Joiners
11th Plymouth, The Hub
12th Bristol, The Exchange
13th Stoke, The Underground
14th Newcastle, The Cluny
15th Glasgow, Audio 14
16th Huddersfield, The Parish
17th Nottingham, Rock City Basement
18th Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
19th London, The Garage
20th Brighton, Audio

Tickets are available now from the links above or http://www.seetickets.com

From the birth of the Santa Barbara, California based band in 1994, SNOT was a controversial force in the underground music scene. With a primordial mix of hardcore punk, metal, and funk – members Lynn Strait (vox), Mikey Doling (guitar), Sonny Mayo (guitar), John “Tumor” Fahnestock (bass), and Jamie Miller (drums) wreaked havoc up and down the west coast as they quickly began sharing stages and sold out shows with bands such as System Of A Down and Incubus.

SNOT were signed by Geffen Records in 1996 and in 1997 released their only full length album, “Get Some” which has since become an underground cult classic. The band toured the US in ’97 and ‘98 with bands such as Deftones, Incubus, Sevendust, Machine Head, Soulfly, Sugar Ray and Coal Chamber before securing a slot on Ozzfest ’98 where they received incredible praise from metal fans, their musical peers, and law enforcement officers when lead singer, Lynn Strait, was arrested for indecent exposure after popping out of Limp Bizkit’s 13 foot toilet stage prop completely naked and appearing to be receiving oral sex in front of 20,000 fans.

SNOT were on their way to becoming a huge success (as many of their peers went on to be). But tragically, Lynn Strait was killed in a car accident on December 11th, 1998. SNOT disbanded and the surviving members went onto play in the bands Soulfly, Channel Zero, Sevendust, Amen, LoPro, and Abloom- just to name a few.

In late 2000, “Strait Up”, a tribute album to the late Lynn Strait was released on Immortal Records. It featured the music slated to be on the next SNOT album with guest vocals by the likes of Serj Tankian (System Of A Down), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Jonathan Davis (Korn), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), and many more.

In 2008 and 2009, SNOT decided to go out again and rock together with fill in vocalist Tommy Vext (Divine Heresy), paying tribute to their fallen brother, Lynn. They toured the western US with Devildriver and did a national tour with Mudvayne and 10 Years. After those tours the guys decided they’d had fun, but it was enough for the time being and went back to their lives outside of the band.

Earlier this year, the band played a string of shows in Southern California and have a US tour planned for December followed by their first ever UK and European dates in February and March 2015. This time vocalist CARL BENSLEY from Los Angeles based band VITIATE will be filling the giant shoes of LYNN STRAIT!!

 Yellowcard And Less Than Jake Announce Co-headline Tour.

YellowcardWednesday 8th October 2014
Bringing some sunshine to the UK in March 2015 - Less Than Jake and Yellowcard have announced a co-headline tour. They will also be joined by Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

"The Florida connection and connected history with Yellowcard makes this tour a perfect reconnection with friends and past tourmates." Says Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello, "bringing Florida on tour to the UK Shores, it's a perfect time of year for this tour to happen with our friends in Yellowcard."

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

Yellowcard released their new album ‘Lift A Sail’ this week to mass critical acclaim, with their latest single ‘Transmission Home’ being play-listed across specialist radio.


"One of our first officially booked tours was in 2003 with Less Then Jake. How amazing to be reuniting for this tour of Europe 12 years later with both of us still going strong" - Yellowcard

Catch this great line up at one of the following shows:

March:

4th Glasgow O2 Academy
5th Birmingham, O2 Academy
6th Newcastle O2 Academy
7th Nottingham O2 Academy
9th London, KOKO
10th London, KOKO
12th Manchester, Academy
13th Bristol, O2 Academy
14th Leeds O2 Academy

 Avatar To Tour With The Defiled.

AvatarWednesday 8th October 2014
2014 has been a busy year so far for Avatar with the release of their triumphant album ‘Hail The Apocalypse’ (a USA Billboard Top 100 entry) as well as playing at the iconic Download Festival and Bloodstock Open Air. Set to finish 2014 off with a bang, the band will be doing a full UK tour this November.

Avatar’s previous album Black Waltz had massive success worldwide. The singles Smells Like a Freakshow and Let it Burn peaked on #26 on US commercial rock radio charts. This was followed by extensive and successful US tours.

Leading to the biggest break through when Avenged Sevenfold personally picked Avatar as support band on their sold out arena tour in Europe late 2013. Avatar got a reception far beyond expected by the crowds, which resulted in bookings on high profiled festivals such as Download Festival and Rock on the Range in 2014, among own headline dates of which most are soon sold out.

‘Hail The Apocalypse’ was recorded in Karma Sound Studios, Bang Saray, Thailand, mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Steel Panther) and mastered by Paul Logus (Volbeat, Clutch, Killswitch Engage). Avatar is by many described as a perfect mix between Rammstein, Alice Cooper and System of a Down – something the band now have developed further with the video for the title track ”Hail The Apocalypse”. Avatar have gained much attention when it comes to their creativity in their self produced videos. Hail The Apocalypse is a fresh wind in a conservative metal swamp, it stands for something unique, something unexpected and something that’s been missing in the scene for the last decade.

The band killed live sets at Download and Bloodstock Open Air in 2014 so far. They are pleased to announce a full UK tour in November 2014 as part of a European run. The band will release a single “Vutures Fly”, taken from the album, to coincide with the tour.

November Tour dates:
Mon 24th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Tue 25th Glasgow, Cathouse w/ The Defiled
Wed 26th Stoke On Trent, The Sugarmillw/ The Defiled
Thurs 27th London, O2 Academy Islington
Fri 28th Brighton, Audio w/ The Defiled
Sat 29th Leeds, Cockpit w/ The Defiled
Mon 1st Manchester, Club Academy w/ The Defiled
Tue 2nd Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms w/ The Defiled
Wed 3rd Bristol, Thekla
Thurs 4th Southampton, Talking Heads w/ The Defiled

 We Are The Ocean Unleash New Single.

We Are The OceanWednesday 8th October 2014
Premiered last night as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’ on BBC Radio 1 and before heading out on their UK headline tour on October 14th, We Are The Ocean today reveal new track ‘ARK.’ The first new music from WATO since 2012’s ‘Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow,’ ‘ARK’ showcases WATO’s mastery of the epic chorus and their touch with driving guitars, whilst bringing in elements of orchestration and the dramatics touched upon on their ‘Live from Middle Farm Studios’ record, featured on the deluxe edition of ‘Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow.’ ‘ARK’ is available for free download from http://www.wearetheocean.co.uk.

With strings from critically acclaimed composer Simon Dobson (Madness, King Blues) and recorded once again with Peter Miles who recorded their previous two albums (Go Now and Live & Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow), ‘ARK’ is very much a continuation of the second era of We Are The Ocean, with Liam Cromby flexing his vocal talents fronting the band once again, joined by Alfie Sculley on lead guitar, Jack Spence on bass and Tom Whittaker on drums.

Taking in 10 dates across the UK, WATO will take new music out on the road amongst old classics. These shows will represent the bands first live outing, since bringing their 2012 UK tour to a stunning climax at London’s Koko. Joining them on the road will be Kerrang ‘Best British Newcomer’ award nominated Decade along with Newcastle foursome, Boy Jumps Ship. WATO will also play a standalone show in Norwich at the beginning of the month, with support from Yearbook and Under the Influence.

Live Dates
Thu 9 Oct 2014 Norwich, The Owl Sanctuary (w. sppt from Yearbook & Under The Influence)
Tue 14 Oct 2014 Portsmouth, Wedgwood Rooms
Wed 15 Oct 2014 Bristol, Fleece
Thu 16 Oct 2014 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Sat 18 Oct 2014 Birmingham, Academy 2
Sun 19 Oct 2014 Manchester, Academy 3
Mon 20 Oct 2014 Leeds, Cockpit
Tue 21 Oct 2014 Edinburgh, Liquid Room
Thu 23 Oct 2014 London, Scala
Fri 24 Oct 2014 Reading, The Bowery District
Sat 25 Oct 2014 Liverpool, Shipping Forecast

 Rixton Announces UK Tour.

RixtonWednesday 8th October 2014
Manchester four-piece Rixton are delighted to announce that their eagerly awaited debut album, Let The Road, will be released in the UK on March 2nd on School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope via Polydor Records. The album features songs co-written by the band and their producer Benny Blanco (Katy Perry, Maroon 5), as well as one song written by Ed Sheeran.

Let The Road is available to for D2C pre-order via the following link - https://store.universalmusic.com/rixton/ - and at all digital partners from today with fans receiving two of the album tracks immediately – the no.1 single ‘Me & My Broken Heart’ and the un-released ‘Appreciated’. The album’s second single “Wait On Me,” a synth-driven slice of über-pop with an irresistible reggae-lilt at its heart, was premiered on Radio 1 by Scott Mills and is released in the UK on November 16th.

The ten-track album showcases just why Rixton have made such a huge impact on both sides of the Atlantic this year with their sophisticated take on modern pop. Starting with the close-harmony acapella of the title track, ‘Let The Road’ then explodes into action with ‘Wait On Me’ before the soaringly beautiful ‘Appreciated’ and epic rock of ‘Beautiful Excuses’, led by Charley Bagnell’s emotive lead guitar and Danny Wilkin’s piano, expands Rixton’s sonic template further.

The worldwide hit ‘Me & My Broken Heart’ leads into the Ed Sheeran-penned instant classic of ‘Hotel Ceiling’, followed by the playful reggae of ‘I Like Girls’ with its tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Two of the biggest album highlights come in the form of ‘Speakerphone’, the track that brought them early recognition on YouTube and is a firm live favourite, and the falsetto floor-filler that is ‘We All Want The Same Thing’, which has the all the hallmarks of a global dancefloor smash.

The album closes with ‘Whole’, bringing the album full circle with an acapella intro leading into a heart-breakingly dramatic ballad.

“Let The Road is something we're incredibly proud of,” says lead singer Jake Roche. “Songs have survived 6 years to make it on this album, back when me and Danny were writing in the caravan having no idea where they would end up. We feel incredibly humbled to be able to share this with our fans, and we hope you enjoy listening to it, just as much as we enjoyed making it.”

Let The Road album tracklist
1. Let The Road
2. Wait On Me
3. Appreciated
4. Beautiful Excuses
5. Me And My Broken Heart
6. Hotel Ceiling
7. I Like Girls
8. Speakerphone
9. We All Want The Same Thing
10. Whole

Later this month Rixton will perform at the Radio 1 Teen Awards before setting out on their biggest-ever UK headline tour on October 22nd, playing 13 cities around the country.


OCTOBER
22nd – Oxford, O2 Academy2
23rd – Birmingham, O2 Academy2
24th – Leicester O2 Academy2
26th – Manchester, Academy2
28th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
29th – Leeds Cockpit 1
30th – Newcastle O2 Academy 2
31st – Glasgow, Oran Mor

NOVEMBER
2nd – Sheffield, O2 Academy2
3rd – London, Koko
4th – Southampton, Brook
6th – Brighton, Concorde2
7th – Cardiff CF10

 Black Label Society Announce 2015 UK Tour.

Black Label SocietyWednesday 8th October 2014
Following on from their highest ever UK charting album ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ via Mascot Label Group (home to Joe Bonamassa, Volbeat, Gov’t Mule, Beth Hart, Vandenberg’s MoonKings) earlier this year, Black Label Society have announced their 2015 tour dates.

Black label Society - February 2015

Wednesday 11 O2 ABC Glasgow
Thursday 12 The Institute, Birmingham
Friday 13 The Roundhouse, London
Saturday 14 O2 Academy Bristol
Sunday 15 O2 Academy Leeds
Tuesday 17 The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA, Norwich
Wednesday 18 Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 19 Manchester Academy

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 10th October priced £20 regionally and £25 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Bringing his guitar wizardry and guttural blues to the road; Zakk Wylde along with Dario Lorina (Guitar), John DeServio (Bass) and Jeff Fabb (Drums) will play 8 dates for the UK faithful; giving them the opportunity to see the brooding intensity, swampy nihilism and explosive swagger of ‘Catacombs..’ for the first time since their formidable main stage performance at this years’ Download Festival.

Speaking of the new album experience Wylde explains “Every time you’re going to make a new record, it’s exciting. When you’re in the studio you can approach it like Salvador Dali where you’ve got a blank canvas in front of you. You can paint a little bit, sit back and look at it and go, ‘Oh man, let’s add a little more red over here, let’s make this darker over there.’ Because live? It’s a free-for-all. People are bleeding. There’s fire going on. You’re getting attacked by grizzly bears…”

If 2013s ‘Unblackened’ live album found Black Label Society in a mellower mood then ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’, their 10th studio album sees them throw down the gauntlet as the runaway beast that they really are in which Metal Hammer described the album as “a metal warrior returning to former glories”.

From his 20 years with Ozzy Osbourne and his inception of Black Label Society in 1998 Wylde has widely been considered as one of modern rocks’ true guitar heroes with his taste for metal, blues, doom and southern rock. He recently won the accolade of ‘Metal Guru’ from Classic Rock as well as a ‘Golden God’ from Metal Hammer and ‘Best Guitarist’ from Revolver to cement this status. His collaborations have led to a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling ‘No More Tears’ for which Wylde wrote all the music.

Get ready for February 2015 as Black Label Society are back to bring the noise.

2015 UK TOUR

WEDNESDAY 11 FEBRUARY O2 ABC, GLASGOW
THURSDAY 12 FEBRUARY THE INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM
FRIDAY 13 FEBRUARY THE ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON
SATURDAY 14 FEBRUARY O2 ACADEMY, BRISTOL
SUNDAY 15 FEBRUARY O2 ACADEMY, LEEDS
TUESDAY 17 FEBRUARY UEA, NORWICH
WEDNESDAY 18 FEBRUARY ROCK CITY, NOTTINGHAM
THURSDAY 19 FEBRUARY MANCHESTER ACADEMY

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY MELKWEG, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY ANCIENNE BELIGIQUE, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY BATSCHKAPP, DORTMUND, GERMANY
WEDNESDAY 25 FEBRUARY FZW FREIZEITENTRUM WEST, FRANKFURT, GERMANY
& Ticketmaster
THURSDAY 26 FEBRUARY LE BATACLAN, PARIS, FRANCE

SUNDAY 1 MARCH TRAIN, AARHUS, DENMARK
TUESDAY 3 MARCH ROCKEFELLER MUSIC HALL. OSLO, NORWAY
FRIDAY 6 MARCH NOSTURI, HELSINKI, FINLAND
SUNDAY 8 MARCH ROCK CAFÉ, TALLINN, ESTONIA
MONDAY 9 MARCH FORUM PALACE, VILNUS, LITHUANIA
WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH B90, GDANSK, POLAND
THURSDAY 12 MARCH CLUB STUDIO, KRAKOW, POLAND
SATURDAY 14 MARCH Z7, BASLE, SWITZERLAND
SUNDAY 15 MARCH LES DOCKS, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND

 Enter Shikari Announces 2015 Tour.

Enter ShikariWednesday 8th October 2014
ENTER SHIKARI unveil details of their fourth studio album today, along with an extensive European and UK tour for early 2015.

‘THE MINDSWEEP’ will be released in the UK on Monday 19th January 2015, via Ambush Reality / Play It Again Sam, and is the result of a month spent at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire last spring, once again with Dan Weller in the producer’s chair.
The album’s twelve tracks were mixed by Jeremy Wheatley (The Vaccines, Dizzee Rascal, Sugababes, Bon Jovi) in London through summer 2014.

‘The Mindsweep’ comes almost exactly three years to the day after the release of the band’s last full-length album, ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’. On release, ‘…Flash Flood’ entered the UK midweek chart at #1 and continued the band’s journey both musically and physically, touring around the world at least twice during the album campaign and seeing large sold out shows in territories as far-flung as Russia, Indonesia and Weston-Super-Mare.

2013 saw Enter Shikari release three stand-alone singles (once again recorded with Dan Weller), headline the second stage at Download Festival, headline the UK Warped Tour at London’s 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace, and form an electronic alter-ego called Shikari Sound System to headline a stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals.

So far in 2014, the band have toured the USA as a main stage act on the legendary Warped Tour, played massive shows in Russia, performed at Reading & Leeds Festival and are currently on a short tour of Central / Eastern Europe.
Not bad for a ‘year off’.

On the subject of ‘The Mindsweep’, vocalist Rou Reynolds had this to say ;
“We pushed ourselves vocally with some of the rawest angriest vocals we've ever done as well as some of the most dulcet and delicate. It's even more diverse than normal as we've built more confidence and fearlessness to widen our influences further. Melody and aggression will always be an important side of what we do, but with this album there was also a concerted effort to concentrate on texture too. Alongside the core of our guitar, bass, drums, electronics set-up, there's so much new instrumentation and orchestration. Writing for and recording woodwind, brass and strings was so rewarding and really felt like it brought a new dimension to the music.
Just can't wait to play these songs live now!”

Mr Plug Lazonby, chief whip-cracker at Enter Shikari’s Japanese label Hostess Entertainment Unlimited, had THIS to say ;
“fuck’s sake - it`s a double-barrelled, double-battery, double-fisted spacehopper!”

Tracklist;
1. The Appeal & The Mindsweep I
2. The One True Colour
3. Anaesthetist
4. The Last Garrison
5. Never Let Go Of The Microscope
6. Myopia
7. Torn Apart
8. interlude
9. The Bank Of England
10. There’s A Price On Your Head
11. Dear Future Historians...
12. The Appeal & The Mindsweep II

Enter Shikari kicks of 2015 with touring across Europe and the UK. Their first protracted period of headline touring since spring 2013 (their only UK headline show of 2014 was a hometown-ish show at Hatfield Forum that sold out of its 1600 tickets within about 3 hours of going on sale).

TICKETS AND ALBUM PRE-ORDERS GO ON SALE AT

WWW.ENTERSHIKARI.COM

FROM MIDDAY THURSDAY 9TH OCTOBER

JANUARY 2015
FRI 09 BRUSSELS, BE - AB BOX
SAT 10 AMSTERDAM, NE - MELKWEG
SUN 11 HEREFORD, DE - X
WED 14 NUREMBERG, DE - HIRSCH
THU 15 BERLIN, DE - KESSELHAUS

FEBRUARY 2015
MON 02 PARIS, FR - LA CIGALE
TUE 03 SOLOTHURN, CH - KOFMEAL
WED 04 LYON, FR - TRANSBORDEUR
THU 05 MILAN, IT - MAGAZZINI GENERALI
SAT 07 LEIPZIG, DE - HELLRAISER
SUN 08 VIENNA, AUT - ARENAN
MON 09 MUNICH, DE - MUFFATHALLE
TUE 10 WUERZBURG, DE - POSTHALLE
WED 11 COLOGNE, DE - LIVE MUSIC HALL
FRI 13 HAMBURG, DE - DOCKS
SAT 14 FRANKFURT, DE - BATSCHKAPP
MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK - PYRAMIDS
TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK - YPLAS
WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY
SAT 21 GLASGOW, UK - BARROWLAND
SUN 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK - TOWN HALL
TUE 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK - CORN EXCHANGE
WED 25 NORWICH, UK - UEA
THUR 26 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE

 Reef announce 2015 UK Tour.

ReefWednesday 8th October 2014
Following their 20th anniversary tour last year, REEF – Gary Stringer, Jack Bessant, Jesse Wood and Dominic Greensmith – today announce a new 13 date tour for 2015, calling at:

REEF 2015 UK Tour

March
Wednesday 4th Brighton Concorde
Thursday 5th Reading Sub89
Friday 6th Bristol O2 Academy
Saturday 7th Barnstable Factory
Thursday 19th London Scala
Friday 20th Liverpool O2 Academy
Saturday 21st Manchester Academy 2
Thursday 26th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Friday 27th Norwich Waterfront

April
Thursday 2nd Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
Friday 3rd Aberdeen Garage
Saturday 4th Inverness Iron Works
Sunday 5th Newcastle Riverside

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 10th October priced £18.50 regionally and £25 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Formed in 1993, REEF released their first single ‘Good Feeling’ in 1994, support slots with Paul Weller, Soundgarden and The Rolling Stones, shortly followed along with their debut album ‘Replenish’ which gained Gold status and hit Number 9 in the UK album charts.

The band’s second album, the 1997 release 'Glow', went straight to Number 1 in the UK album charts and spawned the band’s biggest hit 'Place Your Hands', along with three other Top 40 singles. The album also provided a platform for the band to tour all over the world as well as headline The Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival. ‘Glow’ was then followed by the Number 3 album ‘Rides’ in 1999, 2000’s ‘Getaway’ and their final album ‘Together’ in 2003.

After over six years of pursuing solo projects, REEF reunited in 2010 for a run of sell out shows throughout the UK, as well as slots at Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight festivals. They went on to release an all-encompassing box set of their recorded work through Metropolis Music in 2012, which paved the way for their 20th anniversary tour in 2013.

The group recorded two new tracks after the tour which were to be their last with original guitarist Kenwyn House, who decided to leave the band after a final show together at Donington Park in April 2014. Following auditions it was later announced that Jesse Wood (The Ronnie Wood Band, The Faces, Red Racer) was to be the new guitarist for REEF.

After being approached by film director Heidi Greensmith to write new material for the forthcoming Vortex Pictures release ‘Winter’, the band wrote the new song 'Barking At Trees' for the film, which will be released with a second new song entitled ‘You Got It’ on 7'' vinyl and cd single during November 2014.

 Beans On Toast To Release His Traditional 1st December Album.

Beans On ToastTuesday 7th October 2014
Drunk-Folk singer, barefoot troubadour and cult legend Beans on Toast drops his 6th studio album on his 34th Birthday. Newly engaged to muse Lizzy Bee and with his biggest year to date behind him, Beans on Toast is turning his irreverent mind to the more valuable things in life with new album ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’. The release is flanked by a 15 date headline tour (with support from Will Varley), including Beans’ largest London show to date, at Electric Ballroom, December 11.

Released on Xtra Mile Recordings, as is tradition on 1st December the album turns to the more wholesome topics of home cooking, an upcoming honeymoon and a whole lot of loving; a marked change in the man who once was a poster boy for recreational drugs. What hasn’t changed though is Beans on Toast’s unrivalled ability to tell a tale, his no holds barred social commentary and his ability to tackle difficult subjects from an everyday point of view. Here, his thoughts from the last year are honestly regaled through eleven life-affirming and frequently humorous tracks.

In the twelve months that have seen him tour the world, open arenas for Frank Turner and play a jam packed summer of festivals, material has come from his experiences, with American tour dates giving way to ‘Fuck You Nashville’ and love song ‘New Orleans Honeymoon’. Memories of his Camp Bestival main stage performance are captured perfectly with ‘Stinging Nettles’, a song he wrote for children about the great outdoors, and topics like gentrification, chicken farming and world peace all get the Beans musical treatment.

Recorded at London’s Soup Studios, ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’ features and was fittingly produced by Sam Beer, an old family friend who taught Beans on Toast his first song on the guitar over eighteen years ago on a camping holiday in Spain, and who was reunited with Beans on the London music circle ten years later. Together, with the help of friends Bobby Banjo and contributors Will Varley and Brooke Sharkey, this is an album that marks a change but not a complete makeover for everyone’s favourite modern one-man band.

Tracklisting
1. Folk Singer
2. The War on War
3. Fuck You Nashville
4. The Chicken Song
5. Stinging Nettles
6. Lizzy’s Cooking
7. A Whole Lot of Loving
8. Flying Clothes Line
9. All I see is Wagamama
10. NOLA Honeymoon
11. NYE

LIVE
20 November ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree
21 November GLASGOW Nice N Sleazy
22 November EDINBURGH Voodoo Rooms
24 November NEWCASTLE The Cluny
25 November HULL Fruit
26 November LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
27 November MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
28 November LIVERPOOL The Shipping Forecast
29 November NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
03 December BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
04 December CAMBRIDGE Junction
05 December BRISTOL The Fleece
06 December EXETER The Phoenix
09 December PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
10 December BRIGHTON The Haunt
11 December LONDON Electric Ballroom
Tickets from http://www.beansontoastmusic.com

 Dumbjaw To Release Debut Single.

DumbjawTuesday 7th October 2014
Dumbjaw is pleased to announce the release of their debut single “Dissociative”, on November 24th 2014 via Maybe Records.

‘Dissociative’ is high octane, groove heavy with stacks of attitude. Crunching riffs and raucous drums create a solid feel that echo the likes of The Butthole Surfers.

Taking influences and sounding in the same ilk of Barkmarket, Dumbjaw take the heavier side of grunge with punk integrity to create a fresh and contemporary sound that stands alone.

Dumbjaw have been a strong force on the underground scene proving themselves from the very first show to a series of London based festivals including Oxjam and Nightmare in Camden (Chris McCormack’s sister festival to Camden Rocks).

Dumbjaw will be playing the following dates in 2014, with a debut album due out at the start of next year.

October
Thurs 23rd – The Good Ship, Soho
Sat 25th - The Monarch (Oxjam)
Fri 31st - St Giles Church, Soho
November:
Sat 1st – Good Mixer – Nightmare On Camden – 2pm
26th - Barfly, Camden

Dumbjaw’s single ‘Dissociative’ will be released November 24th through Maybe Records.

http://www.soundcloud.com/dumbjaw
http://www.facebook.com/dumbjaw

 Rival Sons For Later With Jools Holland.

Rival SonsTuesday 7th October 2014
With elements of psychedelia and more than a nod to soul the new Rival Sons album ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ received rave reviews when it was released earlier this year. This, their fifth record in as many years saw the band yet again recording live in Nashville, using 50’s gear borrowed from Sun studios, and firmly planted their west coast sun-kissed rock as a record that felt at home with the loose revivalism of Jack White, the garage rock of The Monks and the soul of Alabama Shakes.

Now the band are set to make their first appearance on ‘Later With Jools Holland’ which airs on October 14TH and 17th. They will be previewing their new single ‘Good Things’ whose video will be released later this year.

The band also appear stateside on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on October 9th.

Rival Sons previously announced a UK tour for December - dates below. Both the Manchester and Sheffield dates have already sold out

Dec. 08 - Portsmouth, UK - Pyramid Centre
Dec. 09 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall
Dec. 10 - London, UK - The Forum
Dec. 11 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz SOLD OUT
Dec. 13 - Sheffield, UK – Leadmill SOLD OUT
Dec. 14 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
Dec. 15 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
Dec. 16 - Norwich, UK - UEA

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands.

BloodstockTuersday 7th October 2014
While other festivals are still figuring out their 2015 plan, the band announcements continue over at BLOODSTOCK HQ! Three more bands join the already announced WITHIN TEMPTATION, OPETH, CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN and SEPULTURA on the Ronnie James Dio stage, and in this release, thrash fans are in for a treat.

First up are DEATH DTA. Formed to keep the musical legacy of legendary DEATH frontman, Chuck Schuldiner alive, the band’s touring line up changes often, but the DEATH DTA stage family for 2015 features Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament, Sadus), Gene Hoglan (Death, Dark Angel, Testament), Bobby Koelble (Death) and Max Phelps (Cynic). Check out TVRockLive’s informative DTA mini doc shot at Hellfest this year, with the band and their manager Eric Greif discussing Chuck and the ongoing project; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FURkaGzugQ0.
Follow all the DEATH DTA news on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DeathDTATours

East Coast thrash legends, NUCLEAR ASSAULT also join the bill and celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2015. Bassist Dan Lilker informs us, “In 2015, it will be 30 years since NUCLEAR ASSAULT solidified our lineup and started making a name for ourselves in the metal/crossover scene. To commemorate this, the band will write and record another album and play some shows for a 'Final Assault.' The live front will be of a limited nature due to the reality of people in the band having careers that they can't just walk away from for the time needed to go tour the world like we did in the '80s. Nevertheless, we will try to do whatever we can, especially in the summer to get out there and thrash for everyone again. Progress on writing will not go quickly due to a couple of facts; we are geographically challenged, so can't just jam once a week like we used to, and we want to make sure that this album is really killer so we can go out with a big bang.” Stay in touch with the latest news over at https://www.facebook.com/NuclearAssaultOfficial.
Check out this badass clip from 1989 of the band slaying ‘Critical Mass’ live at Hammersmith Odeon; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAurL-Y2zyQ.

Seminal California thrashers, DARK ANGEL are also set for a rare appearance. After reforming last year after an extended hiatus, the band have been playing very selected shows in the US and Europe, and we’re excited to welcome them to Catton Park in 2015. Check out this teaser clip of the band in rehearsals earlier this year; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcSLfm2rjuU. To keep up to date with the latest DARK ANGEL news, check out: https://www.facebook.com/darkangelthrashofficial.

Want an easy way of getting to the site? The Big Green Coach packages have now launched. Big Green Coach are the official and exclusive coach travel partner to BLOODSTOCK. Sit back, relax, and let their drivers take you, your mates, and your camping gear direct to the festival grounds! Choose from 26 locations direct to Catton Park, from £37 upwards: BIRKENHEAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BRIDGEND, BRISTOL, CARDIFF, CARLISLE, CHESTER, GLASGOW, GLOUCESTER, LANCASTER, LEEDS, LIVERPOOL, LONDON, MANCHESTER, MIDDLESBROUGH, NEWCASTLE, NEWPORT, OXFORD, PRESTON, SHEFFIELD, SOUTHAMPTON, STOCKPORT, SUNDERLAND, SWANSEA, WARRINGTON and WORCESTER. To guarantee your return seat, click here: http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel

An ever-diminishing, limited number of early bird weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956. When they’re gone, they’re gone so grab yours now! Campervan pitches are also already on sale and these move very quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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

 Capture The Crown Release Video For 'Firestarter'.

Capture The CrownTuesday 7th October 2014
Australian metalcore band Capture the Crown have unveiled an official video for the single ‘Firestarter’.

Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/n_QM0r5vUt8

The video was directed by Shan Dan of http://www.Shadowborngroup.com. When talking about ‘Firestarter’, vocalist Jeffrey Welfare said the following;

"I was in a fire when I was younger, I had third degree burns all over my body, my face, everywhere. So it’s personal. We tried to make it into a universal song, don't take your life for granted and appreciate what you've got because it can be taken away from you very easily." -Jeffrey Wellfare

‘Reign Of Terror’ is available now via Artery Recordings

 Feed The Rhino Announces Vans Instore Signing.

Feed The RhinoTuesday 7th October 2014
Feed The Rhino have announced a signing at the Vans Store in Camden Town ahead of their show at The Underworld on Oct 17th. The band will be signing any cd, poster, limb that is put in front of them from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. The address of the store is 191 Camden High Street and its directly opposite Camden Town Tube Station.

After what can only be described as a complete assault on the senses at Download Festival in June - Feed The Rhino are very excited to be heading out on a UK this October. The Kent bruisers will be joined by Night Verses and Baby Godzilla. What a line up!

Tour dates are as follows:

October
16th Norwich, Waterfront
17th London, The Underworld
18th Bristol, Exchange
19th Birmingham, Asylum
20th Manchester, Sound Control
21st Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
22nd Newcastle, Think Tank
23rd Sheffield, Corporation
24th Southampton, Joiners

Tickets are priced £8 regionally and £9 in London. Tickets are also available from http://kililive.com/artists/feed-the-rhino

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 The Treatment Release New Video.

The TreatmentMonday 6th October 2014
The Treatment today embark on the second leg of their ‘Running With The Dogs’ UK headline tour in support of the album of the same name, available now via Spinefarm Records. The band are also confirmed for the Soundwave Festival run in February / March 2015 – this will be the first time The Treatment have visited Australia.

In addition to this, the band have released a new single / video, titled ‘The Outlaw’; taken from ‘Running With The Dogs’, this live fave has been remixed by US producer Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry, etc.) and comes with a previously unreleased version of the track.

Purchase the single via iTunes here: http://po.st/tttoiT

Check out the video clip for ‘The Outlaw’ Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zqPrtTutfI

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

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

THE ‘SECOND BITE’ UK TOUR:-
OCTOBER 2014
06 Think Tank, Newcastle
07 O2 ABC 2, Glasgow
08 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
09 Roadmender, Northampton
10 Rock City Basement, Nottingham
11 Corporation, Sheffield
12 East Village Arts Club, Liverpool
14 The Key Club, Leeds (moved due to the closure of The Cockpit)
15 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16 Underworld, London
17 Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
19 The Studio, Norwich
20 Joiners, Southampton
21 Cavern Club, Exeter
23 Audio, Brighton

 Gerard Way Releases New Single.

Gerard WayMonday 6th 2014
The return of former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way is quickly gaining momentum. Glowing reviews for his Britpop-inspired solo debut album ‘Hesitant Alien’ were soon followed by a strong chart position, while his triumphant shows at the Reading and Leeds Festivals were followed by the announcement of a headline tour which sold-out immediately.

His renaissance continues with the November 17th release of his new single ‘Millions’. A rush of melody that filters Sixties pop through Nineties indie, ‘Millions’ was produced by Doug McKean, mixed by Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys) and features backing vocals courtesy of Gerard’s brother Mikey Way.

“I wanted to make the small things sound big,” explains Gerard regarding the direction he took on ‘Hesitant Alien’. “My intention was to make 100 percent uncompromised art, using the currently least radio-friendly instrument, the guitar. I knew there would be lots of fuzz pedals. I knew I would play Fender instruments. I knew I would look at who my guitar heroes were in art school, Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein, and I drew a lot of influence from shoe-gaze and Britpop. I want the record to sonically galvanize people.”

Gerard Way will return to the UK next month to embark upon his debut sold-out tour and will return in January for a recently added date at the O2 Brixton Academy – more shows will be announced imminently.

November – SOLD-OUT
5th – Manchester, Ritz
6th – Oxford, O2 Academy
7th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
9th – Cardiff, University Students’ Union – Y Plas
10th – London Koko

January
23rd – London, O2 Brixton Academy (ADDED DATE)

Tickets for the Brixton show are on sale now, priced at £26.50.

 Steel Panther Release Video For 'Pussywhipped'.

Steel PantherFriday 3rd October 2014
Steel Panther, who recently announced their biggest ever UK tour to date which includes a London show at Wembley Arena, have unveiled a ballsy new video for album track 'Pussywhipped'.

Check out the video here: http://vevo.ly/aSYTTJ

2014 has seen the band grab the highest chart debut of their career with their latest album, All You Can Eat, released on Open E Records via Kobalt Label Services. The album stormed the top of the charts landing at number 12 on the UK Album Chart. This year also saw Steel Panther perform a raucous and packed out set on the main stage of Download Festival.

Steel Panther was, for a long time, rock’s best-kept secret: a cult legend on the LA scene. But in recent years due to the success of their albums (all of which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Comedy Album Charts), and live shows, the band has enjoyed huge acclaim from fans and peers alike. Steel Panther has been joined on stage by a who’s who of musical icons such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Paul Stanley of KISS, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Billy Ray Cyrus, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Green Day to name a few.

Tour dates are as follows:

MARCH 2015
FRIDAY 6th O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER
MONDAY 9th O2 ACADEMY GLASGOW
THURSDAY 12th CIVIC HALL WOLVERHAMPTON
SATURDAY 14th THE SSE ARENA LONDON, WEMBLEY

Tickets will be priced at £21.50 regionally and £24.00 in London. VIP packages will be available to meet the band and gets lots of extra perks – check out http://steelpantherrocks.com/news/tour-dates for more details!

 Against Me To Release New Single.

Agaisnt MeFriday 3rd October 2014
Laura Jane Grace is the most visible transgender woman in music today, but that doesn’t mean the Against Me! frontwoman has it all figured out. In her upcoming AOL Originals series, True Trans With Laura Jane Grace, the rocker travels around the US and meets with a number of transgender men and women to talk about their hardships, coming out, transitioning and just how messy the idea of gender can be.

“The opportunity I had while shooting this show was nothing short of tremendous,” Grace says of the show “Getting the chance to listen to other people tell their stories of how life shaped their identities and views on gender couldn’t help but further inform my own understanding of just how complicated and also how simple all of it really is.”

The 10-part documentary series, which kicks off with four episodes on October 10th in honor of National Coming Out Day (Oct 11th), also takes a look at Grace’s life as a mother, wife and rock star since she came out as transgender at age 31 in a 2012 Rolling Stone profile. True Trans closes out a banner year, not just for transgender visibility in the media, but also for Grace and her band: in January, Against Me! released its sixth album, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”, which heartbreakingly chronicles Grace’s struggle with gender identity — and whose ferocious new single “True Trans Soul Rebel” (out November 24th) also lent the show its title.

Listen to the new single “True Trans Soul Rebel” here:
https://soundcloud.com/xtramilerecordings/2-true-trans-soul-rebel/s-EWtK3

Against Me! bring their punk rock anthems to the UK this November. Catch this incredible band at one of the following venues:

November:
13th Bristol, Bierkeller
14th Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
15th Glasgow, King Tuts
16th Leeds, Beckett Students Union
17th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
18th Manchester, Academy 2
19th London, Electric Ballroom

(The very awesome Billy The Kid will support Against Me! on the UK tour)

Ticket Link: http://www.gigsandtours.com/go/againstme

 Set It Off Reveal New Song.

Set It OffFriday 3rd October 2014
Tampa, FL-based pop outfit Set It Off is premiering another new song from their highly anticipated sophomore full-length, Duality. 'Tomorrow' – which features Jason Lancaster (Go Radio) – can be heard now here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RopXemSeYyw

"This song is for anyone who loved our song 'Dream Catcher' from our previous album Cinematics – because it's actually a sequel to that song. There are so many hidden things in this song and this track actually took a lot of melodies and progressions from a previous song I wrote before our Horrible Kids EP even came out. In that old demo, I wrote a bridge that I remember thinking, "No one but Jason Lancaster should be singing this part..." Well, when working on "Tomorrow" I brought that bridge back and threw it in there and realized I had to reach out to him. So I did and he said yes and was really excited about the track! It's not every day you have such an elaborate idea of what you want something to be and you, as an artist, are able to accomplish every goal you had in that song," shares vocalist Cody Carson.

"When I got the mix back with Jason on it, I legit shed a tear. I am so proud of this and the message it has. We all have bumpy roads in our lives, we have definitely had one but nothing is going to stand in our way. We have tomorrow and each day we will take FULL advantage of the time we have been given. This one is for the dream catchers."

Duality will be out on October 13 via Rude Records. Album pre-orders are available now through http://smarturl.it/DualityPreorders and on digital retailers http://smarturl.it/DualityiTunes.

The band is currently offering 'Why Worry' and 'N.M.E.' as instant grat tracks with pre-orders. On October 7, 'Tomorrow' will also become available as an instant grat track with pre-orders.

This Fall, Set It Off will share the stage with Black Veil Brides and Falling In Reverse on a massive US tour, which will kick off on October 21 in Niagara Falls.

 Turbogeist To Tour With The Black Spiders.

TurbogeistFriday 3rd October 2014
LONDON-BASED punk rockers Turbogeist will join the UK’s very own ‘masters of the meaty riff’ Black Spiders on a 6-date UK tour. The bill is rounded off by rabble-rousing rockers Rival States, who will open proceedings.

Tour dates as follows:-
03 Dec 2014 Cavern, Exeter
04 Dec 2014 The Garage, London
05 Dec 2014 Thekla, Bristol
06 Dec 2014 Winter Rocks Fest, Sheffield
07 Dec 2014 Academy 3, Manchester
08 Dec 2014 Cathouse, Glasgow

Tickets available at http://www.seetickets.com

In addition to this, plans for Turbogeist to play a headline show at Dingwalls, Camden, on Hallows Eve (October 31st) have been revealed; with a full line-up of 6 bands and 3 DJs, the night is set to be a real bone-shaker!

Be prepared for chilling performances from the following acts:-
Turbogeist
Phobophobes
Skinny Girl Diet
PROM
Bin Juice (DJ)
Will Skillz (DJ)
Wolf Alice (DJ)

Expect ghoulish games, poisoned punch and a death-pit dance floor - COME GET MUTILATED!

Entry is £7 with a flyer or £10 without. For more info, check out the official Facebook event page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/376482229183648

Turbogiest's debut album, and follow up to their ‘Ancient Secrets’ EP, is expected early next year via Spinefarm Records. In the meantime. check out their latest single/video for ‘Comatose’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnrefVexhKc

 Sanctuary Release Video For 'Frozen'.

SancturyFriday 3rd October 2014
Reactivated Seattle metal band, Sanctuary, have released the video to their track, “Frozen”. The track comes off their upcoming album, “The Year The Sun Died”, the video was filmed in Germany with director, Dirk Behlau. You can view the video here: http://youtu.be/r_IrbeZfJII

Guitarist, Lenny Rutledge comments:
“This video shoot was a blast. The location was an abandoned coal mine processing plant near Essen, Germany. You can see many bizarre birdcage size baskets hanging from the ceiling. There were thousands of them. We were told that they were some type of ‘laundry management devices’. They appear as something much more creepy and ominous in my opinion. Almost as if they were some sort of medieval torture devices. The entire building seemed to have a very haunting vibe.”

“The Year The Sun Died”, the first Sanctuary album in 25 years, has been met with worldwide critical acclaim. Decibel Magazine (USA) proclaims, “You want powerful, progressive thrash metal? You’ll find it here” and gave it 8 out of 10 stars. Aardshock Magazine (NL) put the band on the cover proclaiming them the comeback of the year. The band also appeared on the cover of Germany’s Rock Hard with the number 1 album that month.

“The Year the Sun Died” will be released in North America on October 14th, October 6th in Europe and this Friday, October 3rd in Germany, Austria, Switzerland. It will feature 11 tracks. There will be a deluxe media book, which features expanded packaging and the bonus track, “Waiting for the Sun”, originally recorded by the Doors. The vinyl version will come with a CD featuring this bonus track as well. The 11 songs on the CD and LP are as follows:

1. Arise and Purify
2. Let The Serpent Follow Me
3. Exitium (Anthem of the Living)
4. Question Existence Fading
5. I Am Low
6. Frozen
7. One Final Day (Sworn to Believe)
8. The World is Wired
9. The Dying Age
10. Ad Vitam Aeternam
11. The Year the Sun Died

 Guns N Roses To Release 3D Concert DVD And Blu-Ray.

Guns N RosesThursday 2nd October 2014
In November 2012, with a team of 3D cameras rolling, the legendary, multi-platinum selling rock band Guns N’ Roses took the desert by storm, performing a blistering set at The Joint in the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. Clocking in at just under three hours, the band’s explosive set includes all of their biggest hits and classic GN’R staples.

Universal Music Catalogue will release the live Guns N’ Roses concert film Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live at the Hard Rock Casino - Las Vegas, on November 3, 2014, which will be available on Blu-ray™, featuring the complete concert film in both 3D and 2D plus an interactive 3D photo gallery, standard DVD featuring the 2D version of the film, and both Deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray and Deluxe 2CD+DVD sets. Both the Blu-ray and DVD releases are mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound and feature bonus interviews with the band. The GN’R Appetite For Democracy Official App (iOS/Android), which can be downloaded at Fantracks.com, brings the concert experience to a new level by connecting GN’R directly with their fans, allowing fans to connect with each other via social media, buy exclusive merchandise, check tour/cinema dates for the movie, preview digital tracks of the film; and purchase or stream via VOD the digital long form concert.

Appetite For Democracy 3D is the first official Guns N’ Roses live concert film since 1992’s Use Your Illusion concert video and features brand new live performances of classic GN’R tracks including “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Mr. Brownstone,” “Paradise City,” “Nightrain,” “It’s So Easy” and “Rocket Queen,” from their pivotal, 1987 No. 1 debut album Appetite For Destruction; “Patience” and “Used To Love Her” from 1988’s No. 2 charting album Lies; “November Rain,” “Don’t Cry,” “Civil War” and “Estranged” from their 1991 releases Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, the latter shooting to No. 1 on The Billboard 200; and current favorites off their 2008 No. 3 album Chinese Democracy including “Better,” “Catcher In The Rye,” “This I Love,” “Street of Dreams” and the album’s title track. Appetite For Democracy 3D also features the band’s signature versions of Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die” and Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door;” powerful renditions of The Who’s “The Seeker” and Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2;” plus performances of Bumblefoot’s “Objectify” featuring Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal on vocals and Tommy Stinson’s “Motivation” with Stinson taking over the mic.

Released in the U.S. on July 1st by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live at the Hard Rock Casino - Las Vegas debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Music DVD chart where it stayed for the first two weeks. Since its release, it has remained in the Top 5 for a total of eight weeks straight and continues to stay in the Top 10.

"The U.S. DVD and Blu-Ray™ release has exceeded our sales expectations,” says the film’s producer Barry Summers, Rock Fuel Media. “We’re very proud to release this internationally for GN’R fans to enjoy for many years to come,” continues Summers.

In 1987 Guns N’ Roses burst onto the hard rock scene and, with their punk rock ethics and an uncompromising, explosive sound, turned a scene filled with synth-pop and hair-metal on its end, propelling the band to the top of the charts. Filling stadiums and arenas across the globe, much like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Sex Pistols, Guns N’ Roses wrote their own chapter in rock and roll history and continue to make their own rules.

Now, celebrated worldwide as one of the most important rock acts in music history, Guns N’ Roses are Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums). Guns N’ Roses continue on their sold-out global arena tour, with shows in the US, Europe, visits to Latin America and multiple festivals, having played to millions of fans around the globe.


3D BLU-RAY & DVD TRACK LISTING:

Chinese Democracy
Welcome To The Jungle
It’s So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Estranged
Rocket Queen
Live And Let Die
This I Love
Better
Motivation
Catcher In The Rye
Street Of Dreams
You Could Be Mine
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Another Brick In The Wall Part 2
November Rain
Objectify
Don’t Cry
Civil War
The Seeker
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Nightrain
Used To Love Her
Patience
Paradise City

CD ONE TRACK LISTING:
Chinese Democracy
Welcome To The Jungle
It’s So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Estranged
Rocket Queen
Live And Let Die
This I Love
Better
Motivation
Catcher In The Rye
Street Of Dreams
You Could Be Mine

CD TWO TRACK LISTING:
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
November Rain
Objectify
Don’t Cry
Civil War
The Seeker
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Nightrain
Used To Love Her
Patience
Paradise City

 Napalm Death Hard At Work On Album Number 15.

Napalm DeathThursday 2nd October 2014
After a busy year with intense studio sessions as well as incessant international touring activities, UK Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH have checked in with an update in regards to their much anticipated next album release. Vocalist Mark 'Barney' Greenway had the following to say:

“When we say that we've been working on the album recording for nearly a year, people might be thinking that this all sounds a bit too extravagant for Grindcore-type behaviour. The full story is though that we've been recording it in segments to try and achieve varying types of sonic assault. There is a belief in certain quarters that you can only do so much with our particularly noisy strain of music. We think otherwise, so as well as a few stylistic quirks on the album (that are sometimes happy accidents), generally it's rawer, perhaps a little looser and of course always dense, nasty and, hopefully, invigorating too. Certainly not more polished - yuk!

Russ Russell helped us to give lots of people headaches down the years. He doesn't mind us adopting certain, erm, techniques with studio equipment that most producer-engineers would find somewhat distasteful. So back we went again with Russ to Parlour Studios in the comparatively serene surroundings of Northamptonshire to do damage. There's possibly some of the fastest and spazziest stuff we've ever done and, on the other end of the scale, some of the weirdest, most oppressive and adventurous no-wave-type stuff too.

Some song titles for you to chew on: "Copulating Snakes", "Dear Slum Landlord" (aired at Roadburn 2014), "What is Past Is Prologue", "Stunt Your Growth". We're nearly finished - we promise!"

Expect an early 2015 release for this 15th (!) studio longplayer effort by NAPALM DEATH, which succeeds 2012’s critically acclaimed “Utilitarian” album.

In the meantime, NAPALM DEATH continue their restless and relentless worldwide touring campaign, which includes a current tour of South America, appearances at Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horrorfest and at Slipknot’s own Knotfest in the US, European dates (Together with Hatebreed, headlining or at festivals like Speedfest / NL and Metal Hammer Paradise / D), but also a tour of Japan together with Brutal Truth. Here is a list of all next live-dates that have already been announced for NAPALM DEATH. And there is more to come soon...

NAPALM DEATH – Live 2014:
26.09. Rio de Janeiro - Circo Voador (Brazil) + Hatebreed
27.09. Sao Paulo - Carioca Club (Brazil) + Hatebreed
28.09. Curitiba - Music Hall (Brazil) + Hatebreed
30.09. Buenos Aires - Roxy Live (Argentina)
01.10. Santiago - Blondie (Chile)
03.10. Bogota - Teatro Las Vegas (Colombia)
05.10. Mexico City - Jose Cuervo Salon (Mexico)
25.10. Austin - Housecore Horrorfest (USA)
26.10. San Bernadino - Knotfest 2014 (USA)
07.11. Wroclaw - Alibi (Poland)
08.11. Chemnitz - Arena (Germany) + Hatebreed
09.11. Hannover - Capitol (Germany) + Hatebreed
10.11. Wiesbaden - Schlachthof (Germany) + Hatebreed
11.11. Genf - Le Usine (Switzerland) + Hatebreed
12.11. Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrig (Germany) + Hatebreed & War Of Ages
13.11. Bochum - Matrix (Germany) + Hatebreed & War Of Ages
14.11. Oldenburg - Amadeus (Germany)
15.11. Weissenhäuser Strand - Metal Hammer Paradise (Germany)
21.11. Paris - Le Trabendo (France)
22.11. Eindhoven - Speedfest (Netherlands)
26.11. Tokyo - Liquidroom (Japan) + Brutal Truth
27.11. Osaka - Club Quattro (Japan) + Brutal Truth
28.11. Nagoya - Electric Lady Land (Japan) + Brutal Truth
30.11. Tokyo - Earthdom (Japan) + Brutal Truth

 Finch Stream New Album.

FinchThursday 2nd October 2014
Finch have released their new studio album, Back to Oblivion, this week via Spinefarm Records and you can now listen to a stream via this Link: .

Back to Oblivion marks the return of Finch with the band’s first full length album in over nine years. The Southern California band has undeniably created a lasting, formidable body of work with their two studio albums and EPs - singer Nate Barcalow acknowledges that 2002’s What It Is To Burn all but “defined post-hardcore early in the decade”, while 2005’s Say Hello to Sunshine continued to shape its direction. The band dignified the demand for a celebration of What It Is To Burn’s 10th anniversary by reforming after a hiatus and playing select sold-out shows across the country in 2013. Inspired by the creative surge brought on by these shows, Finch rendered these contradictions moot with Back to Oblivion, their long-awaited third LP and a new, bold chapter in the band’s legacy. Back to Oblivion itself is a paradoxical idea. This is Finch reinvigorated, brimming with the inspiration of their earliest days; the opposite of the negation implied by “oblivion.” But as a songwriting unit, they’re challenging themselves by going deep into the unknown - this is by far Finch’s most introspective and demanding work from a lyrical standpoint. The album was produced by Brian Virtue (Deftones, 30 Seconds to Mars, Janes Addiction, Audio Slave).

Finch – Back to Oblivion
1. Back To Oblivion
2. Anywhere But Here
3. Further From the Few
4. Murder Me
5. Picasso Trigger
6. Play Dead
7. Two Guns To the Temple
8. The Great Divide
9. Us vs. Them
10. Tarot
11. Inferium
12. New Wave

 Sylosis To Release New Album In 2015.

SylosisThursday 2nd October 2014
Their fourth album will be released via Nuclear Blast on January 12th 2015.

Sylosis will be releasing their much anticipated new album 'Dormant Heart' at the beginning of next year. Frontman Josh Middleton has commented the record is their strongest work to date. “It's the most pissed-off, aggressive and intense album we've done, yet it still retains the epic, progressive and melodic side we're also known for. It's a very gloomy and atmospheric album. We've been through a lot as a band and individuals and we've made our darkest album to date.”

The band began tracking the album back in March 2014, working away secretly alongside touring commitments. The album was mastered by TesseracT guitarist Acle Kahney and Josh Middleton took a step up on this album producing it himself with the help of engineer Scott Atkins. Josh says of the recording process “It was great doing some of the recording with Scott again. We've got a good working relationship and he's really dedicated to what he does. We like to strive for a very earthy and organic sound. It adds to the human element and brings out the intensity and vibe in the music.”

Guitars and vocals were recorded at Wizard Sound Studios in the band’s hometown Reading. Whilst drums were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle Studios by original drummer Rob Callard who parted ways with Sylosis in September 2014 due to time restraints. Bleed From Within’s Ali Richardson is now drumming for the band permanently after filling in for some live shows on the bands spring 2014 tour.

Despite the title ‘Dormant Heart’ is not a peaceful album, it’s a powerful force, unleashing anger against everyday injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them. Josh Middleton explains ‘The title refers to people going through life on autopilot and being one of the herd. How a lot of people simply accept the way things are just because it's 'tradition' as opposed to taking a good look at the world around you and thinking for yourself. Sometimes there are catalysts that happen and change our perspective or consciousness…’

Take a watch of the video for 'Fear The World' taken from Sylosis' last album Monolith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tocEwt4HHOg

 Fearless Vampire Killers Hit The Road With The Black Veil Brides.

Fearless Vampire KillersThursday 2nd October 2014
So the epic tour with Black Veil Brides is about to kick off with FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS!

This tour is the perfect chance to come and interview the guys ahead of their forthcoming album release - 'Unbreakable Hearts', and so I'd like to invite you to head down to the shows for review and interview opportunities! The guys latest video from the album 'Maeby' can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlSMKnwJOHM

The dates are as follows:
Fri 03 Oct - Cardiff, University
Sat 04 Oct - London, Brixton Academy
Sun 05 Oct - Southampton, Guildhall
Tue 07 Oct - Birmingham, Academy
Wed 08 Oct - Nottingham, Rock City
Thu 09 Oct - Norwich, UEA
Sat 11 Oct - Exeter, Great Hall
Sun 12 Oct - Manchester, Apollo
Mon 13 Oct - Newcastle, Academy
Wed 15 Oct - Dublin, Olympia
Thu 16 Oct - Glasgow, Barrowland
Fri 17 Oct - Leeds, Academy

 Rancid Announce Brand New Studio Album 'Honor IsAll We Know'.

RancidWednesday 1st October 2014
Rancid will release their highly anticipated new album titled …Honor Is All We Know on October 27 on Hellcat / Epitaph Records. Honor Is All We Know is Rancid's eighth studio album and was produced by Bad Religion guitarist and Epitaph CEO Brett Gurewitz. The album is the follow up to their 2009 Hellcat / Epitaph release Let the Dominoes Fall.

Rancid has released a trifecta of new songs available for listening in a single video. "Collision Course", "Honor Is All We Know", and "Evil's My Friend" are streaming at YouTube which you can hear here.

Honor Is All We Know is unique in that it is filled with growing insight of a band who has been doing this for a while now: it feels natural and organic, written without an agenda or bone to pick, rather the culmination of lives lived largely with a keen interest in the world and a sense of brotherhood.

Pre-orders for Rancid's …Honor Is All We Know are up now at http://www.ragewear.net/Rancid-Merch-Store-Official_1 and all other digital retailers.

…Honor Is All We Know Track List:
01. Back Where I Belong
02. Raise Your Fist
03. Collision Course
04. Evil's My Friend
05. Honor Is All We Know
06. A Power Inside
07. In The Streets
08. Face Up
09. Already Dead
10. Diabolical
11. Malfunction
12. Now We’re Through With You
13. Everybody's Sufferin'
14. Grave Digger

 Krokodil Sign To Spinefarm Records, Announce debut Album And UK Tour.

KrokodilWednesday 1st October 2014
KROKODIL – the new signing to Spinefarm Records, featuring members & previous members of Cry For Silence, Hexes, Gallows & SikTh – will be releasing their debut album, ‘Nachash’, on November 10th via Spinefarm Records.

Following this, the band will embark on a tour guesting with US metal giants Mastodon, taking their own brand of riff-heavy ‘Krokodil rock’ all over the UK & Europe this November & December! Completing the line-up for the tour – which takes in Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Switzerland & Germany – is US sludge-metal trio, Big Business.

Catch this awesome line-up at the following shows:-
UK & Ireland
November
19 Dublin - Academy
20 Belfast - Limelight
22 Southampton - O2 Guildhall
24 Manchester - Academy
25 Newcastle - O2 Academy
26 Glasgow - O2 Academy
28 London - O2 Brixton Academy
29 Birmingham - O2 Academy

December
1 Nottingham - Rock City
2 Bristol – Academy

 Alice Cooper Live From Wacken Package.

Alice CooperWednesday 1st October 2014
Alice Cooper, a household name, and an incredible artist whose career spans five decades. He has been named one of the world’s most beloved entertainers. He is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal and has been described as the artist who first introduced horror imagery to rock’n’roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre. The ‘Godfather of Shock Rock’ has inspired many other artists due to his theatrical stage performances; e.g.: Kiss, Marilyn Manson and even Ozzy Osbourne – just to name a few.

Alice Cooper will release through UDR a Limited Edition Amazon Exclusive, The "Raise The Dead - Live from Wacken" Deluxe Edition is a strictly limited, elaborately designed and compiled Special Box Set which will be exclusively available at Amazon. This deluxe edition contains "Raise the Dead..." on DVD, BluRay (Full HD) and 2 Audio CDs, PLUS a double vinyl LP on white / red vinyl and an 80-page, hardcover photo book, all in a collectors box. 22 Songs LIVE…. a phenomenal stage show, all classics in one package + – Alice Cooper – one the biggest entertainers ever! Sit Back & enjoy the show!

Small but fine record label ‘UDR- Home of Legends’ lives up to one’s name again with another new and hot signing Alice Cooper, a true icon, a great performer – simply a legend. With Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken the label is also starting a new live series of legendary Wacken performances. When Alice learned about the purpose behind it, he was very happy to be one the first to participate and support the Wacken Foundation.
The Wacken Foundation is a non-profit organization, supporting the new blood of hard rock / heavy and metal music. For every sold DVD/CD € 1,--will be contributed to the Wacken Foundation.


DVD/Blu Ray/Vinyl/CD Track Listing


DVD / BluRay Track-Listing :
1. Hello Hooray
2. House Of Fire
3. No More Mr. Nice Guy
4. Under My Wheels
5. I'll Bite Your Face Off
6. Billion Dollar Babies
7. Caffeine
8. Department Of Youth
9. Hey Stoopid
10. Dirty Diamonds
11. Welcome To My Nightmare 12. Go To Hell
13. He's Back
14. Feed My Frankenstein
15. Ballad Of Dwight Fry
16. Killer (Segment)/I Love The Dead
17. 17. Covers Introduction/Break On Through
18. My Generation
19. I'm Eighteen
20. Poison
21. School's Out
Audio Vinyl/CD 1 Track-Listing Audio Vinyl/CD 2 Track-Listing
1. Hello Hooray
2. House Of Fire
3. No More Mr. Nice Guy
4. Under My Wheels
5. I'll Bite Your Face Off
6. Billion Dollar Babies
7. Caffeine
8. Department Of Youth
9. Hey Stoopid
10. Dirty Diamonds
11. Welcome To My Nightmare
12. Go To Hell 1. He's Back
2. Feed My Frankenstein
3. Ballad Of Dwight Fry
4. I Love The Dead
5. Break On Through
6. Revolution
7. Foxy Lady
8. My Generation
9. I'm Eighteen
13. 10.Poison
14. 11.School's Out

 Canterbury To Say Farewell.

CanterburyWednesday 1st October 2014
Canterbury have today released a statement about their future as a band, which is best left in their own words:

“Dear all.
We take this opportunity to say Thank You. Thank you to everybody who has at any point over the last 7 years, considered themselves a fan of our band 'Canterbury'. We have lived, breathed, and literally poured our entire existence into this musical adventure for the last 7 years, and that is why we feel great thanks are in order for everyone who has made it possible for us to make it work for so long.
It is with heavy, but extremely proud and high-held hearts, that we are announcing there are no plans to write, record and release another Canterbury album.

The three albums we have released, and the hundreds of shows that we have played as Canterbury, have given us years of joy, and the feeling of being able to have left a mark in musical history, as a band that started when we were just school mates, is a blissfully satisfying one.
It's been an unforgettable journey since the very beginning, and although it might not have not got us to where we wanted to be, we have the satisfaction of knowing we did everything we could, the way that WE wanted to, with the utmost integrity, and the music will endure.

We never want to say never, but for now, it is time for us to put this chapter behind us. We are all the very best of friends, and we are all still very much musicians.
Once again, we want to take this opportunity to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who gave it their all behind the scenes, thank you to the bands who took us on tour, thank you to the people who came to our shows. Those who stood at the back if the room and nodded along, and those who sung their hearts out. Thank you to everybody who has ever been a part of supporting Canterbury.

We are playing 3 very special shows at the end of the year; we would be very pleased to see as many of you as we can at them. We won't be announcing any more, it's just these 3, so if you can make it to one, please do.

We will finish off in London's Islington Academy, and we fully intend on this being an absolute celebration of all that we have done, and everything we are about. That will be made possible with your help. The last thing we will ask from you as fans of our band.
There is so much more that we could, and will say, but for now, just one last time, Thank You.
Canterbury”

With that, the band will be playing 3 final shows just before Christmas.
Wed 17th Dec Birmingham Flapper
Thurs 18th Dec Manchester Sound Control
Fri 19th Dec London Islington Academy
O2 pre-sale: Tomorrow – 10am
General on-sale: Saturday 4th October – 10am

 Within Temptation To Release New LiveDVD.

Within TemptationMonday 1st October 2014
Dutch symphonic rock band WITHIN TEMPTATION are thrilled to unveil a new live DVD/Blu-ray/2CD. ‘Let Us Burn – Elements & Hydra Live In Concert’ is set for release on November 17 and features two of WITHIN TEMPTATION’s most talked about arena shows ever. The two dates are 2012’s resplendent 15th birthday ‘Elements’ concert and the final night of the ‘Hydra’ European arena tour at Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall in May 2014. When it comes to the live experience, Within Temptation’s status is of a league extraordinaire. These two performances showcase every nuance of their fierce reputation plus stunning imagery and special FX, including even giant fire-breathing dragons!

In November 2012, WITHIN TEMPTATION challenged themselves to create one of their most impressive arena shows ever, to celebrate the band’s 15th birthday. The result was the one-off symphonic ‘Elements’ show, held at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp. A dazzling event with 15,000 fans, the band’s dream came to life. Newly inspired, the group went forth to write their critically acclaimed sixth studio album ‘Hydra’.

In early 2014, WITHIN TEMPTATION unleashed ‘Hydra’. This monster record claimed more than 10 European Top-10 chart positions, a #2 position in the iTunes World Charts, and the band’s highest US Billboard Top-20 chart position to date. The album success was followed by a 33-date European arena tour, selling out noted venues like Wembley Arena in London, Le Zenith in Paris, and the legendary Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam (twice).

Over 15,000 fans joined the ‘Elements’ show celebrations and more than 120,000 fans witnessed the ‘Hydra’ beast on stage in Europe, but WITHIN TEMPTATION is far from done. The ‘Hydra’ world tour is currently in full swing in North America. With South America and Japan still to come, more than half a million fans will have seen WITHIN TEMPTATION by the end of this year. The band returns to the UK in Summer 2015, to headline the Bloodstock Festival on Saturday, August 8th, ten years after their first headline slot there as their second ever UK show.

WITHIN TEMPTATION is renowned for releasing impressive live DVDs. Previous release, the best-selling ‘Black Symphony’ DVD, helped make them one of the most popular bands in their genre. At their recent Awards show in Berlin, Metal Hammer Germany presented WITHIN TEMPTATION with the prestigious Best Live Band Award. The new DVD underlines this title.

‘Let Us Burn – Elements & Hydra Live In Concert’ will be released in four formats – DVD + 2CD, Blu-ray + 2CD, 2CD, and digital album. The DVD and Blu-ray contain 34 live audio visual tracks in HD, mixed in 5.1 Dolby Surround. The 2CD and digital album comprise 32 live audio tracks. The two shows have a running time total of approximately 170 minutes. ‘Let Us Burn – Elements & Hydra Live In Concert’ is a treat for rock fans all over the world.

 TesseracT Sign To Kscope.

TesseractTuesday 30th September 2014
KSCOPE is thrilled to announce that, the UK’s masters of modern progressive heaviness, TesseracT are joining the Kscope family.

Amos Williams TesseracT bass player comments on the signing ."Really looking forward to discovering the possibilities of working with such a creative label. We admire everything Kscope's done with bands like Anathema, Katatonia and Steven Wilson, and can't wait to see where they will guide TesseracT in this new chapter of the band. Very excited!"

Over the course of the last six years, TesseracT have been at the forefront of flourishing part of the ever-evolving metal scene. Originally formed as a studio project by guitarist Acle Kahney, TesseracT immediately eschewed all well-established notions of what metal should sound like and swiftly became a unique and daring entity. Acle had recruited a line-up worthy of his groundbreaking compositions and the band embarked upon a quest to inject some originality and excitement back into an often myopic and lazy British metal scene. The longstanding line up of drummer Jay Postones, guitarist James Monteith, bassist Amos Williams have recently welcomed back vocalist Dan Tompkins, whose first show back with the band was on the main stage at this year’s UK Sonisphere Festival.

TesseracT’s debut album ‘One’ in 2011, featuring Dan Tompkins on vocals, received widespread critical acclaim, not least due to the album’s staggering six-part centrepiece ‘Concealing Fate’, which brilliantly showcased the band’s pioneering sonic approach and unstoppable arsenal of off-kilter riffs, soaring melodies and disorientating atmospherics. The primarily acoustic ‘Perspective’ EP emerged in May 2012 to an effusive response from critics and fans alike and shortly after, their status as progressive metal’s most fascinating new creative force was very publicly celebrated when TesseracT picked up the Best New Band trophy at 2012’s inaugural Progressive Music Awards in London. Not wasting any time the band released their second album ‘Altered State’ in early 2013 again to worldwide media acclaim.

The band have already found a new creative energy having reunited with Singer Dan Tompkins and have already written half of their third album, the follow up to ‘Altered State’ and is slated for a 2015 release
Fan’s can experience the band’s thrilling live shows across Europe from today as they begin an extensive tour with co-headliners Animals As Leaders

30/09 NL – Zoetermeer - De Boerderij – SOLD OUT
01/10 DE – Hamburg - LOGO
02/10 DE – Cologne - EUROBLAST FESTIVAL 2014 - X
05/10 NO – Oslo - John Dee
06/10 SWE – Gothenburg – Fangelset – SOLD OUT
07/10 DEK – Indre By - Pumpehuset
08/10 DE – Berlin - SO36
09/10 PL – Warsaw - Proxima
10/10 PL – Krakow - Fabryka
11/10 HU – Budapest - A38 – SOLD OUT
12/10 CZ – Prague - Rock Cafe
13/10 DE – Munich - Backstage Halle
14/10 DE – Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg
15/10 AU – Bezirk-Simmering - Szene Wien
16/10 CH – Aarau - Kiff
17/10 IT – Roncade - New Age
18/10 IT – Roma - Traffic Club
19/10 IT – Sesia - R'N'R Arena
20/10 CH – Geneve - USINE
21/10 FR – Luynes - Le Korigan
22/10 FR - - Rillieux La Pape - MJC Ô Totem
23/10 FR – Nimes - Paloma
24/10 FR – Bordeaux - Bootleg
25/10 FR – Nantes – Ferrailleur – SOLD OUT
26/10 FR _ Paris - Damage Festival
27/10 FR – Strasbourg - La Laiterie
28/10 DE – Mannheim - Alte Seilerei
29/10 DE – Jena - F-Haus
30/10 DE – Hannover - Musikzentrum
31/10 DE – Osnabruk - Kleine Freiheit
01/11 BE – Brussels - AB Club – SOLD OUT
02/11 NL – Nijmegen - Doornroosje
03/11 UK – Southampton - Talking Heads
04/11 UK – Birmingham - O2 Academy Birmingham
05/11 UK – Manchester Sound Control
06/11 UK – London Scala – SOLD OUT
07/11 UK – Glasgow - Cathouse
08/11 UK - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
09/11 UK – Bristol - Thekla

Plus headline shows in Russia
15/11 – RU – St Petersburg – Club Zal
16/11 – RU – Moscow - Volta

 FramingHanley Are Back.

Framing HanleyTuesday 30th September 2014
Nashville, TN based four piece Framing Hanley are set to release the single Twisted Halos on October 24th; the first date of their UK tour. The song is taken from their current album The Sum Of Who We Are.

Nixon (vocals) explains the track: "We pack this valuable tool that's an endless source of information/knowledge in our pockets in the form of a cell phone, and use it for the dumbest things. Instead of staying informed about the world in which we live, we'd rather post pictures of our food and ignore the reality of what's going on out there...until it's too late. It's scary. Twisted Halos is a song that is in some ways a call to action. Let's talk about it, instead of ignoring it. Let's talk about it so others HAVE to hear about it. We can't change the terrible things about our world unless we talk about it and stay informed. In the end, it's our fault if we don't."

Check out the brand new lyric video for Twisted Halos here:
http://youtu.be/Y6qZCfjQleA

Framing Hanley are set to return to the UK for a headline tour in October, and as Nixon says: ‘The reception for our band in the UK is second to none...and I think for rock n roll in general. Anytime we leave there to go back home, we are already talking about the next chance to go back. With last fall's tour being cut short because of an illness in The Blackout, this trip back to the UK is long overdue. We've been in the studio for 2 1/2 years working on The Sum of Who We Are and the reward for us is being able to play these songs live. It's been too long, and if you come to any shows on this tour you can expect an energy in the room to be unlike any of a previous Framing Hanley show. We're ready...are you?’

The full list of October UK dates is as follows:

Date City Venue Ticket Price/Link
October
Fri 24 Belfast Oh Yeah £12 / www.mcd.ie
Sat 25 Dublin Academy 2 EU14.15 / www.mcd.ie
Mon 27 Leeds THE KEY CLUB £12 / www.seetickets.com
Wed 29 Glasgow King Tuts £12 / www.gigsinscotland.com
Thu 30 Manchester The Roadhouse £12 / www.seetickets.com
Fri 31 Birmingham Academy 3 £12 / www.seetickets.com
November
Sun 02 Newcastle Academy 2 £12 / www.seetickets.com
Mon 03 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach £12 / www.seetickets.com
Wed 05 London Underworld £13.50 / www.seetickets.com NEW VENUE!
Thu 06 Brighton Audio £12 / www.seetickets.com NEW VENUE!

Following the release of their first two albums The Moment (2007) and A Promise To Burn (2010), The recording of The Sum Of Who We Are was funded entirely by the band’s fanbase via kickstarter.

 Skillet To Release New Album And Embark On First Ever European Headline Tour.

SkilletTuesday 30th September 2014
On October 14th Grammy nominated rock band SKILLET will release a career encompassing album, ‘Vital Signs’ to celebrate their first ever European headline tour, on Atlantic Records.

‘Vital Signs’ is exclusive to Europe only and is not meant to be a ‘Best Of ‘ nor is it by any means a ‘Greatest Hits’. The track listing was put together by the band to commemorate 10 years of recording and performing. It includes many Skillet classics and is designed to show the versatility and uniqueness of a band who over the course of the past few years have sold more than two million units in the U.S., racked up more than 150 million YouTube views and amassed a diehard following (dubbed Panheads) whose members number in the millions.

‘Vital Signs’ opens with the explosive ‘Rebirthing’, followed by mighty ‘Monster,' which became a Skillet breakthrough single in the US, selling over 1 million copies and gaining over 76 million views on Youtube. Here is the Monster video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mjlM_RnsVE
‘Vital Signs’ continues with numerous fan and live concert favorites and closes with a hat trick of huge songs - ‘Hero’ with over 42 million views on youtube with its hard grove and vocal tradeoff between John Cooper and Jen Ledger is followed by unbearable tension of the lacerating “Sick of It”, suddenly giving way to the ecstatic release of “Rise”

Skillet are without doubt one of the most important bands to come out of the US for a while and “Vital Signs’ is a perfect introduction to an extraordinary and important band.

‘Vital Signs’ Track listing
Rebirthing
Monster
Awake and Alive
The Last Night
Whispers In The Dark
Not Gonna Die
Comatose
Hero
Sick Of It
Rise

The Vital Signs European Tour 2014‘ dates

October

12th The Garage Glasgow, UK
13th Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton, ENG
14th Islington Academy London, UK
15th Norwich Waterfront Norwich, Norfolk
17th Trix Hall Antwerp, Belgium
18th O13 Tilburg, Netherlands
20th Komplex Klub Zurich, Switzerland
21st Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany
24th Gruenspan Hamburg, Germany
25th Bygninen Vejle, Denmark
26th Debaser Strand Stockholm, Sweden
28th Stodola Warsaw, Poland
29th Loftas Concert Hall Vilnius, Lithuania
30th Melna Concert Hall Riga, Latvia

November


1st Rock Café Tallin, Estonia
3rd Stadium Live Moswcow, Russia
4th Stadium Live Moswcow, Russia
5th Milo Hall N. Novgorod
7th Ermitage Concert Hall Kazan, Russia
8th MTL Arena Samara
10th Expo Novosibirsk, Russia
11th Sport Palace Ekaterinburg, Russia
14th A2 St. Petersburg, Russia

 The Crimson Star To Release New EP.

Crimson StarTuesday 30th September 2014
The Crimson Star has reconfirmed confirmed its status as one on the hottest new rock bands to come out of the West Midlands with the release of their new EP ‘No Ordinary Love’.

The three track collection which follows last years debut EP ‘New Road’ showcases all of the talents that make TCS such an exciting new prospect with pounding drums, blistering guitars, tight rhythms and catchy choruses.

The EP was recorded at Studio [B] in Kingswinford over a busy weekend in May, with producer Christopher Piper at the helm.

Opening the EP is the title track, which centers a hook you’ll be singing all day after the first listen, set over some upbeat riffing that draws inspiration from Soundgarden and Queens of the Stone Age to give a brilliant pop/hard rock crossover anthem. It’s a song that underlines The Crimson Star’s ability to craft a poptastic earworm that still stays full of hard rocking drive.

Next is Coercion, a staple of the band’s live set for the past 6 months. Kicking into a riff packed full of classic rock swagger, this rocking tune will have your feet tapping and head nodding in no time, before taking you to an epic chorus that is built for stadiums to sing along to.

The EP is rounded off with a real headbanger – the furious A Darker Shade. Packed full of punk energy, crisp riffing, a fantastic guitar solo and a midsection that will make you want to bounce like a loon. It’s a thoroughly satisfying hard rocker that will leave you wanting more.

And the story of this EP doesn’t end with the songs; the artwork for the release was crowd-sourced from the band’s fans using social media and shows a real range of creativity.

Singer/guitarist Jay Shaw said: “We’re really proud of this EP and can’t wait for people to hear it. These songs really showcase how far we’ve come as a band in our first year together and it’s incredibly exciting to have some new recordings ready to release. The recording process was a blast and now we can’t wait to get back out there and playing gigs again. We were also amazed at the response to our campaign to crowd-source the artwork – our fans went above and beyond and sent us so many great entries. The finished piece looks fantastic.”


 Funeral For A Friend Back With New Album And UK Tour.

Funeral For A FriendTuesday 30th September 2014
Welsh rock band Funeral For A Friend will release their latest opus ‘Chapter and Verse’ through Distiller Records on 19th January, 2015. The first track to be made public from the record is the visceral ‘You’ve Got A Bad Case of The Religions’ which was premiered on Daniel P Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show last night and can be heard now Here . In reference to the track, vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye says “never trust something you can’t see with your own eyes.” Funeral For A Friend will be touring the record around its release in January playing eight freshly-announced headline dates around the UK.

Funeral For A Friend is one of the last remaining bastions of the British hardcore scene that exploded into the mainstream at the turn of the century. Bursting out of Bridgend, South Wales, in 2001, Funeral For A Friend were hailed as the saviours of rock music from a young age and given the task of re-energising a scene in desperate need of fresh blood. They are veterans, in many ways, but fourteen years after their formation and the band still packs as much punch and purpose as they started with, if not more.

2013’s ‘Conduit’ was an exemplary moment of a band breaking out from the weight of expectation that had been placed on their shoulders before they even started. Vivid, aggressive and urgent, ‘Conduit’ shook off every presumption that had been attached to Funeral For A Friend after the release of their era-defining album ‘Casually Dressed and Deep In Conversation’ in 2003. What follows, is ‘Chapter and Verse’ – the band’s seventh full-length record and a natural follow-on from the confidence and conviction displayed on ‘Conduit’.

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

Flitting frantically between relentless blast beats and heavy, discordant riffs to the kind of guitar lines you would tend to expect from Midwestern bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, ‘Chapter and Verse’ is yet another statement that says Funeral For A Friend is not a band that can be placed in a box as easily as some would assume. Opening with vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye’s personalised off the hinges screaming, one of ‘Chapter and Verse’’s defining features is its unapologetically political lyrical content. From wealth inequality to feminism, the lyrics are a far cry from the band’s early material and display a sense of growth that can only come from experience.

A self-assured and cohesive step on from ‘Conduit’, ‘Chapter and Verse’ is one of the most hard-hitting albums in Funeral For A Friend’s catalogue. It is a raw and energetic effort that propels the band to a whole new level, whilst simultaneously raising the bar for everyone else.

TRACKLISTING:
1 - Stand By Me For The Millionth Time
2 - You’ve Got A Bad Case Of The Religions
3 - Pencil Pusher
4 - You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself
5 - 1%
6 - After All These Years…Like A Lightbulb Going Off In My Head
7 - Modern Excuse Of A Man
8 - Inequality
9 - Brother
10 - Donny
11 – The Jade Tree Years Were My Best

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

FURTHER UK DATES:
03 Oct Barrow In Furness, The Nines
04 Oct Edinburgh, Cabaret Voltaire – Dr. Martens #standforsomething Tour
05 Oct Middlesborough – Make A Scene Festival
28 Nov Cheltenham, 2 Pigs
29 Nov Rugby, The Vault
30 Nov Wrexham – Comic Con After-party
18 Dec Cardiff University (Xmas show)
19 Dec Frome, Cheese & Grain

 Suicide Girls Bring Their Show To London.

Suicide GirlsTuesday 30th September 2014
For the first time in a decade, SuicideGirls is bringing the sexiest, most fun show on the planet back to the UK! The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve seen filled with pop culture references, high energy indie
soundtrack and the sexiest choreographed strip teases to make your inner nerd explode with glee. The performance also includes legendary fire performers Arabella and Katherine Suicide and super star DJ Mel Clarke. The show is heading to London for a 4 day run at legendary Soho Burlesque house Madame JoJo’s January 8th – 11th. Tickets are on sale now at BlackheartBurlesque.com

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque have been wowing audiences all over the world with their performances, complete with tongue-in-cheek humor and raw erotic sexuality. The show features stunning choreography from famous choreographer, Manwe Sauls-Addison, who has worked with world celebrity performers such as Beyonce, J ennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga. He has assembled a team of the sexiest, most talented SuicideGirls to create the ultimate provocative tribute to pop-culture that Burlesque has ever seen. With striptease performances in tribute to Star Wars, Orange Is the New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange and more, this show will have you on the edge of your seat!

The SuicideGirls are continuing their seductive worldwide rule. In the early 2000's the SuicideGirls Burlesque show crisscrossed North America for 5 years. The girls entertained thousands of people at sold-out shows, opening for Guns ‘n’ Roses and Courtney Love and went overseas to perform at music festivals in both Europe and Australia. In the fall of 2013, the girls decided it was time to put the show on the road again. They spent six weeks playing sold out shows across the United States. It was so much fun that they decided to take it world wide again! In the spring of 2014, the girls took on Australia and Canada to perform additional sold out shows. They’re touring the US this fall before they take the action packed performance back to London!

 First Aid Kit Announce 2015 tour.

First Aid KitTuesday 30th September 2014
Following the release of their Columbia Records-released album Stay Gold, their entirely sold-out 2014 UK tour (which included a support slot with Ryan Adams and a headline show at The Royal Albert Hall) and their incredible performance on Later...with Jools Holland; First Aid Kit have announced new dates for 2015.

Watch Later...with Jools Holland here: http://smarturl.it/FirstAidKitjools

Their 2015 UK tour will take in shows at Cardiff, Manchester, and London's Eventim Apollo. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 3rd October priced £20 & £25 regionally and £25 & £32.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee)from www.livenation.co.uk, www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.thisisfirstaidkit.com.

14 Jan Bath Forum Bath
15 Jan St. David’s Cardiff
16 Jan Birmingham Symphony Hall Birmingham
17 Jan O2 Apollo Manchester
19 Jan Usher Hall Edinburgh
20 Jan City Hall Newcastle
21 Jan RCH Nottingham
23 Jan Corn Exchange Cambridge
24 Jan Dome Brighton
25 Jan UEA Norwich
27 Jan Eventim Apollo London

Get Stay Gold here: http://smarturl.it/StayGold

 Parkway Drive Tour Dates.

Parkway DriveTuesday 30th September 2014
Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall is featured in a fantastic project about his love of Bodyboarding and the Ocean and how it inspires him with his writing for Parkway Drive.

Watch it Here:

The Ocean Talk project is presented by Being Here, the channel of filmmaker Darius Devas. Ocean Talk is a collaboration between Darius Devas and Caleb Graham and focuses on the relationship between surfers and the ocean. The idea was to go beyond just beautiful images and get an insight into what makes these individuals tick and how the ocean plays into their lives.

“My life comes in facets. Anyone who knows me sees it, but it's really rare that anyone gets the chance to witness the two major ones played out next to each other.

Ever since I started Parkway I had friends in the bodyboarding community who were curious. They would see my tattoos and hear my music and try to wrap their heads around it. No matter how much I tried to explain why I loved playing music, or compare the rush of a wave to the rush of being in stage, they never fully understood. I found it to be pretty much the same on the other side of the proceedings.

Playing late nights with bands who more often than not had never seen a wave let alone ridden one is amazing, but trying to explain the connection has been challenging to say the least. When the concept for this project came about I felt it would be the perfect way to bring both worlds into the same frame.

This is who I am, in both the simplest words possible but in more depth than most would expect. My hope is this can finally shed some light for anyone interested in what makes me the person I am, and where my inspiration is sparked.” - Winston McCall

Parkway Drive return to the UK this December at the following venues:

December:
12th London, Roundhouse
13th Newcastle, O2 Academy
14th Glasgow, Barrowland
15th Nottingham, Rock City
16th Bristol, O2 Academy
17th Manchester, Academy

with Special Guests: HEAVEN SHALL BURN, NORTHLANE, CARNIFEX

 Mastodon Release New Video.

MastodonTuesday 30th September 2014
Mastodon’s new video for "The Motherload" rivals nothing less than “Anaconda” in its staggering amount of twerking and close-ups of undulating female butts. Seriously. There is an insane amount of ass in this video.

Check it out here: http://youtu.be/jWFWazj7Ud8

Catch Mastodon later this year at one of the following venues:

November:
19th Dublin, Ireland, Academy
20th Belfast, Northern Ireland, Limelight
22nd Southampton, O2 Guildhall
24th Manchester, O2 Academy
25th Newcastle, O2 Academy
26th Glasgow, O2 Academy
28th London,O2 Brixton Academy
29th Birmingham, O2 Academy
December
1st Nottingham, Rock City
2nd Bristol, O2 Academy

Mastodon released their latest masterpiece “Once More ‘Round The Sun” on June 24th of this year to mass critical acclaim. A top 10 album on both sides of the pond and Number ONE album on the Rock/Metal charts is yet another milestone in their illustrious career thus far.

 Streets Of Laredo To Release Full Length Album.

Streets Of LaredoTuesday 30th September 2014
Brooklyn-based, New Zealanders’ Streets of Laredo have announced their first full-length album, Volume I & II, on Dine Alone Records, out on the 27th October. The album is a fusion of smooth harmonies, stomping percussion that resembles the likes of The Arcade Fire and Of Monsters and Men, but with their own unique sound.

Founded by close-knit family members Daniel, Dave and Sarahjane Gibson and inspired by the fervour and madness of the 70’s folk-rock circuit, Streets of Laredo was born out of trying to escape the mundane everyday working life. Older brother Dave tells the story, “Both Dan and I had done the hard yards in bands in New Zealand but we were worn out and a little lost by it all. And broke. I was running this t-shirt company and Dan walks in one day to tell me that he’s finished with music and he’s going to go get a real job. All of a sudden my ‘big brother’ instinct kicks in and rather than see this young songwriter throw it all away, I gave him a job doing t-shirt orders, and we started working on demos and writing songs together, pretty much day and night from then on in.”

Refining their sound and songs one holiday weekend at a beach house on the New Zealand coast, the Gibsons started to fashion a sound that was equal parts folk storytelling and psychedelic madness. With just one home-town show under their belt, a handful of demos and a whole lot of hope, they took the plunge and decided to move halfway around the world. Fast forward to the summer of 2012 and Streets of Laredo in a rehearsal space in Brooklyn NY with a guitar, a drum-machine and no money, trying to figure out what comes next.

Quickly adding fellow countryman Thom Darlow and local Brooklynites Sean McMahon and Andrew McGovern to the mix, this now rambling, multi-instrumental, seven-piece started to craft a dance-inducing mix of vocal hooks, beats and wild sounds that saw the New York music scene embrace them as their own - building a firm reputation in the music halls of Brooklyn and the Lower East Side for playing danceable, crazy songs that kept fans coming back for more - not to mention seeing the band feted as a must-see act at both CMJ and SXSW.

A quick trip back to New Zealand saw the band record the bones of ‘Volume I & II’ - ten songs inspired by their old life in NZ and their new life in NYC - in an old converted Auckland theatre where, courtesy of friendships and favors, they locked down that distinctive Streets of Laredo sound.

Like Bob Dylan running late to a Ramones concert or Paul Simon getting blind drunk with Grizzly Bear, however you describe them the resulting songs and sound have had an instant effect on fans and critics alike.

CD Track List:
1. Everything To Everyone
2. Lonsdale Line
3. Girlfriend
4. Need A Little Help
5. Homeless
6. Hey Rose
7. Slow Train
8. Laredo
9. Dear Leron
10. I’m Living

 Tony Wright To Release Debut Solo Album.

Tony WrightSaturday 27th September 2014
Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright is pleased to announce he will be releasing his first solo album ‘Thoughts ‘n’ All’ on the 17th November 2014 through Woodcut Records.

“I know it is a long way from the boombastic doowops, whales 'n' dolphins, salt, lemons and limes of my past but why make an album I'd already made especially at a time when the tequila wasn't making me happy?”

Arguably the most personal and heartfelt recording Tony has ever made, “Thoughts 'n' All” represents a reflective strip of time in Tonys life:

“It starts in a place I would never really want to talk about and ends in a much better place that I'd like to shout about from the highest of points. I wanted to make an acoustic album, as it is as basic as it gets. I think it is very open and makes all the plinks and plonks stand out. There was no reverb to smooth out the situation and so to anti-produce the music in this way was to try and capture the rawness of the roar.”

On the album Tony is accompanied by Milly Evans on guitar and backing vocals, and Steve Clarkson on percussion. Led by the anthemic lead single “Self Portrait’, it sets the tone for the album which takes the listener on a rollercoaster journey of highs and lows.

Tony states that the new album has had an amazing reaction so far. With fans singing along loudly from just hearing a few snippets online. “It was a real honour and quite humbling”.

But why wait so long to release an album?

“I write songs all the time. Although I feel that they tap me on the shoulder and say sing me and all I do is tweak them. Releasing albums is a different thing to writing tunes but I was in a dark place, at a low ebb and was talking with a friend when they explained what I should do with the songs and that was make music for folk to listen to. He would help me and that gave me a positive purpose and helped me see the light at the end of a long tunnel. Life got better from that moment really and so towards the end of the album I threw out some of the negatives and started to celebrate the positives that were starting to happen to me... I think the middle of the album touches on the searching and uncertainty of daring to dive back into life and all that passion for what it holds”

With “Thoughts 'n' All” Tony has arguably released his greatest work.

Tony will be on tour throughout October and November (dates: http://bit.ly/1mDj71c) and will also be playing a special show at The Borderline inLondon on Sunday December 14th

Tickets are available at: http://bit.ly/1tYT4Ei

 Thomas Nicholas Band Reveal New Video For 'Terrified'.

Thomas NicholasTuesday 30th September 2014
So some of you may be wondering, “who the hell is Thomas Nicholas?” – well I’m sure you may be slightly more familiar with his face from seeing the box office hit movie AMERICAN PIE and its sequels where Nicholas plays Kevin Myers.

As well as a longstanding career in acting from the age of 7, Thom also has a great passion for music and has been performing for many years, with his debut album ‘Without Warning’ released in 2008.

His new single ‘Terrified’ is taken from his latest EP ‘Security’ which was released earlier this year and written with the help of Caleb Turman (Forever the Sickest Kids).

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8LH1jS1xG0

Thomas Nicholas and Matt Kennedy (The Dangerous Summer) are returning to the UK for their third acoustic duo tour, which will include after parties with alternate DJ sets by Nicholas.

Nicholas will be seen on the upcoming FOX TV series entitled ‘Red Band Society’ He portrays the role of Nick, a rock musician that volunteers at the kid's hospital.

 Avatar Announce UK Tour.

AvatarTuesday 30th September 2014
2014 has been a busy year so far for Avatar with the release of their triumphant album ‘Hail The Apocalypse’ (a USA Billboard Top 100 entry) as well as playing at the iconic Download Festival and Bloodstock Open Air. Set to finish 2014 off with a bang, the band will be doing a full UK tour this November.

Avatar’s previous album Black Waltz had massive success worldwide. The singles Smells Like a Freakshow and Let it Burn peaked on #26 on US commercial rock radio charts. This was followed by extensive and successful US tours.

Leading to the biggest break through when Avenged Sevenfold personally picked Avatar as support band on their sold out arena tour in Europe late 2013. Avatar got a reception far beyond expected by the crowds, which resulted in bookings on high profiled festivals such as Download Festival and Rock on the Range in 2014, among own headline dates of which most are soon sold out.

‘Hail The Apocalypse’ was recorded in Karma Sound Studios, Bang Saray, Thailand, mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Steel Panther) and mastered by Paul Logus (Volbeat, Clutch, Killswitch Engage). Avatar is by many described as a perfect mix between Rammstein, Alice Cooper and System of a Down – something the band now have developed further with the video for the title track ”Hail The Apocalypse”. Avatar have gained much attention when it comes to their creativity in their self produced videos. Hail The Apocalypse is a fresh wind in a conservative metal swamp, it stands for something unique, something unexpected and something that’s been missing in the scene for the last decade.

The band killed live sets at Download and Bloodstock Open Air in 2014 so far. They are pleased to announce a full UK tour in November 2014 as part of a European run. The band will release a single “Vutures Fly”, taken from the album, to coincide with the tour

November Tour dates:
Mon 24th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Tue 25th Glasgow, Cathouse w/ The Defiled
Wed 26th Stoke On Trent, The Sugarmill w/ The Defiled
Thurs 27th London, O2 Academy Islington
Fri 28th Brighton, Audio w/ The Defiled
Sat 29th Leeds, Cockpit w/ The Defiled
Mon 1st Manchester, Club Academy w/ The Defiled
Tue 2nd Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms w/ The Defiled
Wed 3rd Bristol, Thekla
Thurs 4th Southampton, Talking Heads w/ The Defiled

 Rob Lynch Announces Co-Headline Tour.

Rob LynchTuesday 30th September 2014
Singer songwriters Rob Lynch and Front Porch Step will be teaming up for a co-headline tour of the UK in January, with Allison Weiss completing the line-up that’s a veritable celebration of supreme songwriting talent. Rob says - "After a summer of fun with Jake and Allison on Warped Tour in the USA, I'm excited for them to come over to this side of the world to carry on the good times. Both are incredible artists and it will be great to share a stage with them again." Catch a glimpse of what you’re in for when Rob takes the stage again with this new acoustic video. Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday at 9am.

Currently on tour supporting California acoustic duo This Wild Life, London-based punk rock troubadour Rob Lynch recently released his debut album ‘All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul’ through Xtra Mile Recordings. The record has achieved critical acclaim with Kerrang! making Rob one of their ‘Fresh Blood’ artists, featuring his face and music across their magazine, radio and TV platforms. Rob has also seen success in publications such as Rock Sound and his music has received mentions in The Independent, as well as getting play on 6Music and XFM.

TICKETS: www.musicglue.com/roblynch/gigs/

DATES:
Thu 22 Jan Southampton Joiners
Fri 23 Jan Cardiff Gwdihw
Sat 24 Jan London Borderline
Sun 25 Jan Manchester Star & Garter
Mon 26 Jan Nottingham Red Room
Tue 27 Jan Glasgow Audio
Wed 28 Jan Newcastle Think Tank
Thu 29 Jan Leeds The Key Club
Fri 30 Jan Birmingham Asylum
Sat 31 Jan Kingston All Saints Church

 Aversions Crown To Release Nuclear Blast Entertainment Debut.

Aversions CrownSaturday 27th September 2014
Six-headed death machine, AVERSIONS CROWN, will unleash their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut this November! Tyrant will be released on November 17 (UK) on digital and physical formats.

Tyrant, the follow-up to the band’s 2011 debut Servitude, was created in the oppressive heat of Brisbane’s summer with THY ART IS MURDER’s Andy Marsh producing and Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, CARNIFEX) of Audio Hammer mixing. With a thematic fixation on dystopian nightmares and hostile extraterrestrial encounters, the relentless barrage AVERSIONS CROWN churn out across these ten songs will soundtrack either a solid Halo session or the coming invasion. The striking artwork was created by Swedish visionary Pär Olofsson, who has worked with acts like PYSCROPTIC, ABORTED, ABYSMAL DAWN and THE FACELESS.

The lyric video for the band’s latest slab of astral punishment, “The Glass Sentient”, is also available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tFYdzSB8bI

Tyrant track listing:

1. Hollow Planet
2. The Glass Sentient
3. Conqueror
4. Vectors
5. Earth Steriliser
6. Avalanche
7. Xenoforms
8. Overseer
9. Controller
10. Faith Collapsing

Formed in 2010 in Queensland’s Brisbane, the same sunny stretch of Australian coastline as PORTAL and THE AMITY AFFLICTION, AVERSIONS CROWN developed their pummeling blend of mechanized brutality and haunting atmospherics by utilizing three guitarists brandishing 8-string guitars. Appearing live as a wall of muscle, guitars and flailing hair, the band have logged serious road miles across Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom with acts like THY ART IS MURDER, THE ACACIA STRAIN, OCEANO, ALL SHALL PERISH, CATTLE DECAPITATION and appearances at Warped Tour.

The late 2014 impact of Tyrant will follow the viral success of the album’s first video “Hollow Planet.” Originally self-released as a stand-alone single, the video’s crushing bombast and sinister visuals have helped it rack up almost half a million views to date. Check out the “Hollow Planet” video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGYrRUrHz9Q

 Spinefarm Records sign Toothgrinder.

Tooth GrinderSaturday 27th September 2014
Spinefarm Records is thrilled to announce the signing of New Jersey quintet Toothgrinder. The band is already incredibly active, armed with a brand new EP and a US tour that is currently in progress.

Toothgrinder will release its label debut in the form of the Schizophrenic Jubilee EP, produced, mixed & mastered by Taylor Larson (Periphery, Darkest Hour). For a taste of what’s to come, check out “The Hour Angle” at https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/toothgrinder-the-hour-angle/s-a4OtH. Release details to follow.

Toothgrinder push heavy metal into the future with their unusual song structures, torrents of riffs and scaled-the-bowels-of-hell vocal attack. But it's not all metallic fists ‘n’ fury; the band's music is smartly crafted and sonically provocative.

Toothgrinder vocalist Justin Matthews says: "Toothgrinder was birthed from a brotherhood of musicians who wanted nothing more than to create aggressive energy and deviate from the status quo. The bond that five best friends initiated through childhood will last a lifetime. Through blood, sweat and tears, our family has taken on an endeavour that was never thought possible. Our perseverance and tenacity would not be evident to the world without our good friends in Outerloop and Spinefarm. We could not be happier."

Spinefarm's Darren D'Alessio, who signed the band, adds: "We are very excited to officially welcome Toothgrinder to the Spinefarm roster! From the first moment I listened to ‘Schizophrenic Jubilee’, I knew the band was a force to be reckoned with. They truly have a unique sound and vision, and this is only just the beginning of where these guys plan on taking their music. Expect great things from Toothgrinder in 2015!"

 Black Foxxes ToRelease Debut EP.

Black FoxesSaturday 27th September 2014
South west three-piece Black Foxxes will release their debut EP ‘Pines’ on 24th November. Doing so totally independently, the trio have cultivated a sound incorporating a dynamic mix of raw noise, extremely immersive vocal breaks and guitar hooks that are almost disconcerting, so considered is their drive.

The evocative music video for ‘River’ accompanies a moving song about the stigma attached to people falling in love. Tackling the situations people have to go through to find themselves at a young age, ‘River’ is a very relatable slice of emotive rock.

Elsewhere on the EP, ‘You Could Have Been A Man’ documents vocalist Mark Holley‘s struggle with Crohn’s disease and its detrimental effect on his life experiences. It’s a bleak track but one which enabled Black Foxxes’ existence and as he says “I’d take years of suffering for that any day.” The track ‘Pines’ is equally anguished but more abstract in its subject matter focusing on a fictional character in turmoil. Opener ‘You Gotta Grow’ explores small town claustrophobia with ‘Home’ being another exploration of frustration.

Already pricking the ears of BBC Introducing through both regional and Radio 1 plays, the band have single ‘You Gotta Grow’ already under their belts and look set to continue their trajectory towards the forefront of British rock music with their debut EP. You can't really sum up Black Foxxes’ sound by comparing them to other artists, but they certainly concur that the classics stand the test of time for a reason. Mixing the raw, intense sound of those that paved the way for popular acts of today (Neil Young, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin) with a contemporary twist akin to the likes of Brand New and Manchester Orchestra, Black Foxxes are ready to fly the flag for modern British rock.

LIVE DATES:
21st October – London Dingwalls (supporting The Struts)

 The Blackout Announce New Tour Support.

The BlackoutSaturday 27th September 2014
The Blackout have to sadly announce that Chiodos will no longer be able to support them on their UK headline tour this Autumn. Chiodos have released the following statement:

"We hate cancelling shows more than anything. Unfortunately we have to bail out on an awesome tour that we were not only lucky to be a part of - but were also really looking forward to. It's no secret that Chiodos is going through some changes. Unfortunately the same thing is keeping us from doing this run. UK, we will be back! Please go out & support the amazing bands & rad dudes on this tour!” says Chiodos

However, Yashin have stepped into the role of main support on all dates.

The tour will see them put an end to a turbulent 18 months in camp Blackout including their album tour being postponed due to a sudden and shocking neurological issue with singer Gavin Butler and will be supported by a self-released EP ‘Wolves’ due out 27th October. ‘Wolves’ was made by raising proceeds through Kickstarter and the band reached target in just 3 hours.

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

TOUR DATES with support Yashin & When We Were Wolves.:
Sun 2nd Nov Waterfront, Norwich
Mon 3rd Nov, Leeds Uni SU
Tues 4th Nov Sound Control, Manchester
Weds 5th Nov King Tuts, Glasgow
Thurs 6th Nov Corporation, Sheffield
Sat 8th Nov Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Sun 9th Nov Fleece,Bristol
Mon 10th Nov Rescue Rooms Nottingham
Tues 11th Nov Solus, Cardiff
Weds 12th Nov 1865, Southampton
Thurs 13rd Nov Scala, London

ONSALE NOW and priced at £12-£14

 Machine Head Release Video Blogs.

Machine HeadWednesday 24th September 2014
Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD, have released the fifth video blog documenting the making of their eighth full-length album Bloodstone & Diamonds. Watch as Phil Demmel talks through his rig and set up for recording the new album, as well as catching a glimpse of him tracking some of the lead guitar parts for the new release: http://youtu.be/apTnQGzjkxs

The band’s Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut will be released on November 10, 2014 on several physical and digital formats. Pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/MACHINE-HEAD-NB.

Bloodstone & Diamonds was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE) and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH). Additional tracking, editing and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap (EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, ACCEPT, MEGADETH) who also launched his career co-mixing Machine Head’s 2nd album 'The More Things Change', and Steve Lagudi.

“I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this album,” comments frontman Robb Flynn. “It's been a heck of a ride, but man, this album is a milestone for us. You're going to love it Head Cases.”

“Without getting too philosophical on ya, bloodstone and diamonds represent two of the hardest materials on earth, it is also a lyric from the opening track of the album ‘Now We Die’. In many cultures the bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against evil, and is the symbol of justice. Diamonds and are hardest natural material on earth (which is how we feel about our music), and it also represents the diamond logo I drew 22 years ago (in my wife's apartment on Dover St. in Oakland) that has become the symbol for the band.”

Bloodstone & Diamonds track listing:
1. Now We Die
2. Killers & Kings
3. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
4. Night Of Long Knives
5. Sail Into The Black
6. Eyes Of The Dead
7. Beneath The Silt
8. In Comes The Flood
9. Damage Inside
10. Game Over
11. Imaginal Cells (instrumental)
12. Take Me Through The Fire

 Rush To Release 40th Anniversary Box Sets.

RushWednesday 24th September 2014
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Rush’s eponymous debut album in 1974. This superb collector’s box set brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of their career. It includes “Rush In Rio”, “R30”, “Snakes & Arrows Live”, “Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland” and “Clockwork Angels Tour” plus a bonus disc of previously unseen and unreleased live material stretching from 1974 to 2013.

To the delight of fans, the bonus disc will include all 8 songs from the Laura Secord Secondary School show in 1974 which features original drummer John Rutsey. That recording includes 2 Rush originals “I’ve Been Runnin;” and “The Loser”, as well as their cover of Larry William’s “Bad Boy”, made famous by The Beatles. The bonus discus also features 5 songs from songs from the Capitol Theatre in 1976 such as “Anthem” and “Lakeside Park”, the rarely performed full, 7-part version of “2112” filmed in 1997, “Lock and Key” from the Hold Your Fire tour, as well as footage from the glorious evening when Rush fans got their beloved band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rush are renowned for the energy and excitement of their live concerts and this set brings together some of their finest performances. The 10 DVD (or 6 Blu-ray) discs are contained in a stunning 52 page hardback book measuring 305mm x 225mm with the 10 discs contained in 5 additional rigid insert pages each holding two discs. The 52 pages of the book are filled with memorabilia and photographs documenting 40 years of Rush live in concert. This is the ultimate collection of Rush live performances, beautifully presented.

Rush – R40 – BLU-RAY DISC CONTENTS (DVD content is the same – except where noted – but across 10 discs)
Disc One – Rush In Rio *
1) Tom Sawyer 2) Distant Early Warning 3) New World Man 4) Roll the Bones 5) Earthshine 6) YYZ 7) The Pass 8) Bravado 9) The Big Money 10) The Trees 11) Freewill 12) Closer to the Heart 13) Natural Science 14) One Little Victory 15) Driven 16) Ghost Rider 17) Secret Touch 18) Dreamline 19) Red Sector A 20) Leave That Thing Alone 21) O Baterista 22) Resist 23) 2112 24) Limelight 25) La Villa Strangiato 26) The Spirit of Radio 27) Encore Medley: By-Tor and the Snow Dog / Cygnus X-1 / Working Man
The Documentary – The Boys in Brazil
A film by Andrew MacNaughtan

Disc Two – R30 *
1) R30 Overture (Finding My Way / Anthem / Bastille Day / A Passage To Bangkok / Cygnus X-1 / Hemispheres) 2) The Spirit of Radio 3) Force Ten 4) Animate 5) Subdivisions 6) Earthshine 7) Red Barchetta 8) Roll the Bones 9) Bravado** 10) YYZ** 11) The Trees** 12) The Seeker 13) One Little Victory** 14) Tom Sawyer 15) Dreamline 16) Secret Touch** 17) Between the Wheels 18) Mystic Rhythms 19) Red Sector A** 20) Der Trommler 21) Resist 21) Heart Full of Soul 22) Medley: 2112 / La Villa Strangiato** / By-Tor and the Snow Dog** / Xanadu / Working Man 23) Summertime Blues 24) Crossroads 25) Limelight

Disc Three – Snakes & Arrows Live
1) Limelight 2) Digital Man 3) Entre Nous 4) Mission 5) Freewill 6) The Main Monkey Business 7) The Larger Bowl 8) Secret Touch 9) Circumstances 10) Between the Wheels 11) Dreamline 12) Far Cry 13) Workin’ Them Angels 14) Armor and Sword 15) Spindrift 16) The Way the Wind Blows 17) Subdivisions 18) Natural Science 19) Witch Hunt 20) Malignant Narcissism – De Slagwerker 21) Hope 22) Distant Early Warning 23) The Spirit of Radio 24) Tom Sawyer 25) One Little Victory 26) A Passage to Bangkok 27) YYZ
Bonus Features
Oh, Atlanta! The Authorized Bootlegs
(1) Ghost of a Chance (2) Red Barchetta (3) The Trees (4) 2112 / The Temples of Syrinx

Disc Four – Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland
1) The “Real” History of Rush Episode No.2 “Don’t Be Rash” 2) The Spirit of Radio 3) Time Stand Still 4) Presto 5) Stick it Out 6) Workin’ Them Angels 7) Leave That Thing Alone 8) Faithless 9) BU2B 10) Freewill 11) Marathon 12) Subdivisions 13) The “Real” History of Rush Episode No.17 “…and Rock and Roll is my name.” 14) Tom Sawyer 15) Red Barchetta 16) YYZ 17) Limelight 18) The Camera Eye 19) Witch Hunt 20) Vital Signs 21) Caravan 22) Moto Perpetuo (featuring Love For Sale) 23) O’Malley’s Break 24) Closer to the Heart 25) 2112 Overture / The Temple of Syrinx 26) Far Cry 27) La Villa Strangiato 28) Working Man
Bonus Material
Outtakes from “History Of Rush Episodes 2 & 17”
“Tom Sawyer” featuring the cast of “The “Real” History of Rush Episode 17”
“Need Some Love” live at Laura Secord Secondary School
“Anthem” Live from Passaic, New Jersey

Disc Five – Clockwork Angels Tour
1) Subdivisions 2) The Big Money 3) Force Ten 4) Grand Designs 5) The Body Electric 6) Territories 7) The Analog Kid 8) Bravado 9) Where’s My Thing? / Here It Is! (drum solo) 10) Far Cry 11) Caravan 12) Clockwork Angels 13) The Anarchist 14) Carnies 15) The Wreckers 16) Headlong Flight / Drumbastica 17) Peke’s Repose (guitar solo)/ Halo Effect 18) Seven Cities of Gold 19) Wish Them Well 20) The Garden 21) Dreamline 22) The Percussor (I) Binary Love Theme (II) Steambanger’s Ball (drum solo) 23) Red Sector A 24) YYZ 25) The Spirit of Radio 26) Tom Sawyer 27) 2112

Bonus tracks: (1) Limelight (soundcheck recording) (2) Middletown Dreams (3) The Pass (4) Manhattan Project
Can’t Stop Thinking Big (tour documentary) / Behind The Scenes (featuring Jay Baruchel) / Outtakes / Interview with Dwush / Family Goy / Family Sawyer / The Watchmaker / Office of The Watchmaker

Disc Six – R40 Bonus Disc
Laura Secord Secondary School 1974
1) Need Some Love 2) Before and After 3) Best I Can 4) I've Been Runnin' 5) Bad Boy 6) The Loser 7) Working Man 8) In the Mood (partial)
Capitol Theatre 1976
1) Bastille Day 2) Anthem 3) Lakeside Park 4) 2112 5) Fly By Night/In the Mood
Lock and Key 1988
Molson Amphitheatre 1997
1) Limelight 2) Half the World 3) Limbo 4) Virtuality 5) Nobody's Hero 6) Test for Echo 7) Leave That Thing Alone/Drum Solo 8) 2112 (all seven parts)
I Still Love You Man 2011
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2013
1) 2112 featuring Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nick Raskulinecz 2) Tom Sawyer (3) The Spirit of Radio

* DVD version to also include:


Rush In Rio
MX Multiangle:
(1) YYZ (2) O Baterista (3) La Villa Strangiato

Easter Eggs:
(1) By-Tor movie (2) Anthem 1975

R30
Interviews: (1) 1979 Hamilton, Ivor Wynne Stadium (2) 1981 Le Studio, Quebec (3) 1990 Artist of the Decade (4) 1994 Juno Hall of Fame Induction (5) 2002 Vapor Trails Tour
From the Anthem vault: (1) Fly By Night (2) Finding My Way (mpeg1 from Rock Concert) (3) In The Mood (mpeg1 from Rock Concert) (4) Circumstances (5) La Villa Strangiato (6) A Farewell to Kings (7) Xanadu (8) The Spirit of Radio (Soundcheck 1979 Ivor Wynne Stadium) (9) Freewill (Toronto Rocks 2003) (10) Closer to the Heart (Canada For Asia 2005)

** Only available on Blu-ray

 Electric Mary Announce November Tour.

Electric MaryWednesday 24th September 2014
Australian five piece Electric Mary are back to spread Rock 'n’ Roll's genuine flavour to Europe, releasing a brand new mini album "The Last Great Hope" on 3rd November 2014. The band support the release with European dates including a full UK tour and festival performance through November 2014.

It'd been two years since the Mary's last European gig when they received the phone call from states. Rusty had just finished a week in the studio with the legendary engineer Mike Tholen and now it was time for the band to pick up their instruments and do another ELECTRIC MARY recording. They weren't looking for an album, they just wanted to get back in the studio and smash out some tunes ... and smash them out they did. With drummer Davey Porter at the helm it was all about a new swagger for the band and they responded accordingly. The five track "The Last Great Hope" .. captures a small moment in time...a time when rock'n'roll was all that mattered. Driving riffs and attitude course through the body of the mini album – from the slide guitar of opener “Sweet May”, through to the pulsing riffs of “So Cruel” and first single “Nicotine”, from the punk vibe of “Welcome To The Otherside” to the slow heavy groove of “Already Gone”.

Now they are bringing that time back to the UK, Spain & France

This is Rock"n"Roll the way it used to taste!

UK November 2014 tour dates are as follows:
Friday, 7th Nov Northern Ireland, Diamond Rock Club
Saturday, 8th Nov Nottingham, Rock City
Sunday, 9th Nov Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Monday, 10th Nov Wolverhampton, Robin 2
Wednesday, 12th Nov York, Fibbers
Thursday, 13th Nov London, Borderline
Friday, 14th Nov HRH Fest, Wales
Saturday, 15th Nov Liverpool, Lomax
Monday, 17th Nov Norwich, Waterfront
Tuesday, 18th Nov Sheffield, Greystone

 Example To Embark On UK Tour.

ExampleWednesday 24th September 2014
Singer, songwriter, producer, occasional rapper and all round king of the club banger Example, is set to release his brand new single ‘10 Million People’ on 5th October. The track has been taken from his top ten album ‘Live Life Living’ which is out now.

He said of the track: "10 Million People was written after watching a documentary on early 90's rave culture. I found this video online where they were interviewing people at an illegal rave. The guy with the microphone said to one of the revellers "surely this whole rave thing is just a fad". And the raver replied "well 10 million people can't be wrong". I wrote and produced the track in a day with Fraser T Smith. It's my favourite song on the album and feels timeless for me. Right at the last minute I went back in and added a rap at the start just like I did on last single 'One More Day'"

The live arena is where Example is a true master. Renowned for his monstrous live sets, he is set to once again transform venues across the country in to colossal party scenes. Announcing a tour taking him to 26 towns and cities later this year, he said: "I haven't covered the UK properly for such a long time. The last two arena tours were superb but we missed some corners of the UK and a lot of people can't travel hours to see a gig, especially on a week day. It’s a marathon tour, even for me but I've carefully chosen all the venues myself - some of which I've played in loads of time and others which I've never been to. Expect all the hits from the last 3 albums plus all the bangers and singles off album no.5 in a spectacular 90min show"

OCTOBER 2014
Fri 17 LLANDUDNO NORTH WALES ARENA
Sat 18 STOKE VICTORIA HALL
Sun 19 GRIMSBY AUDITORIUM
Tue 21 NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY
Wed 22 CARLISLE SANDS CENTRE
Thu 23 YORK BARBICAN
Sat 25 LEEDS O2 ACADEMY
Sun 26 BATH PAVILION
Mon 27 BOURNEMOUTH O2 ACADEMY
Wed 29 NEWPORT CENTRE
Thu 30 PLYMOUTH PAVILION

NOVEMBER 2014
Sun 02 SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
Mon 03 MARGATE WINTER GARDENS
Tue 04 FOLKESTONE LEAS CLIFF HALL
Thu 06 EASTBOURNE WINTER GARDENS
Fri 07 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
Sat 08 SHEFFIELD O2 ACADEMY
Mon 10 LEICESTER O2 ACADEMY
Tue 11 PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
Thu 13 LONDON O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON
Mon 17 CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
Tue 18 NORWICH UEA
Wed 19 LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY MOUNTFORD HALL
Fri 21 BIRMINGHAM O2ACADEMY
Sun 23 HULL CITY HALL
Tue 25 GLASGOW BARROWLAND
Thu 27 MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO


 Periphery To Support Devin Townsend Project.

PeripheryWednesday 24th September 2014
While wrapping up their upcoming album, “Juggernaut“, PERIPHERY have just announced a full European tour supporting Devin Townsend Project in Europe in March 2015:

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

You wonder what this means for a release of “Juggernaut”? The only thing we can safely say is: Keep your eyes peeled for more news soon.

 The Hold Steady Set To Return To The UK.

The Hold SteadyTuesday 23rd September 2014
The Hold Steady will return to the UK this autumn to play a headline nine-date tour with gigs in Portsmouth, Bristol, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, London, Birmingham and Sheffield. The tour will start with a run of 4 other European cities opening in Amsterdam on October 7. The announcement comes on the back of a successful run of recent dates including sold out shows at Live in Leeds and the Great Escape and an intimate one-off performance at London’s Bush Hall. Brooklyn’s So-So Glos will be supporting on all shows of the tour.

The New York band’s sixth studio album, Teeth Dreams was released via Cooking Vinyl and produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Rush) at Rock Falcon Studios in Franklin, Tennessee. The Hold Steady formed in 2003 in Brooklyn, NY, with a vibrant mixture of punk and classic rock pedigree. Punctuated by lyrically dense storytelling and guitar riffs, The Hold Steady quickly became a critically acclaimed rock band with a rabid fan base in the UK and Europe as well as America.

Teeth Dreams is the first Hold Steady album to feature twin guitars as Memphis-based guitarist Steve Selvidge joined recording alongside band co-founder Tad Kubler. The Hold Steady is: Bobby Drake (Drums),Craig Finn (Vocals), Tad Kubler (Guitar, vocals), Galen Polivka (Bass) and Steve Selvidge (Guitar, vocals).

Tickets for the UK tour will go on sale on Tuesday, 27 May at 9am. Eindhoven will go on sale on Sat 24th, with the rest of mainland Europe going on sale on Mon 26th.

Full October 2014 TOUR DATES
Tues 7th Amsterdam – Melkweg
Wed 8th Eindhoven – De Effenaar
Thurs 9th Cologne – Luxor
Fri 10th Paris – Fleche D'Or
Sat 11th Norwich – Sound & Vision festival (headline)
Sun 12th Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 13th Birmingham – Academy 2 (
Tue 14th Sheffield – City Hall
Wed15th Glasgow – ABC
Fri17th Belfast – Limelight 2
Sat 18th Dublin – Academy
Sun 19th Manchester Academy
Tue 21st London – KOKO
Wed 22nd Bristol – Academy
Thur 23rd Newcastle – Riverside

 Manchester Orchestra Release New Album.

Manchester OrchestraTuesday 23rd September 2014
Atlanta-based hard rock quintet Manchester Orchestra is thrilled to announced the release of HOPE, a startling re-imagination of COPE, their most recent album, issued earlier this year. HOPE is available digitally everywhere beginning today, September 29th, 2014 via Loma Vista Recordings.

Searching for the sonic direction of what would become their fourth full-length album, the hard-hitting COPE, earlier this year; Manchester Orchestra discovered something pretty amazing. The unapologetically heavy anthems seemed to work just as well (or even better) when stripped to their essence. “We were noticing that all the beautiful, slow stuff was working with all the really loud and fast stuff,” said lead vocalist, Andy Hull. “The seed was planted to go back and create a full circle of an album.”

So when Hull went into SiriusXM’s Alt-Nation studios and recorded a stripped-down version of “Top Notch” on the eve of releasing COPE this past April, it was with a measured degree of intent. The quiet presentation and simple arrangement forced the song’s warm lyric and beautiful melody to the fore, which actually made the track itself sound bigger. The fan reaction to the new version of “Top Notch” was powerful and instant (as was the great support from SiriusXM), further reinforcing the band’s desire to reshape these songs in a new and different way. Over the summer of 2014, in the same studio where they originally forged COPE; the band re-imagined the songs with a renewed sense of purpose and fresh perspective. Using Fender Rhodes, piano, vocal re-arrangements and strings, Manchester Orchestra, with an assist from illustrious sound mixer Phil Ek (Built To Spill, Beach House, Fleet Foxes), transformed COPE’s eleven tracks into something completely new and mesmerizing: HOPE.

Manchester Orchestra is Andy Hull (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano), Robert McDowell (Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals), Chris Freeman (Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals), Tim Very (Drums, Percussion), and Andy Prince (Bass).

UK Tour dates:
26th Sept Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
27th Sept Anson Rooms, Bristol
28th Sept Waterfront, Norwich
29th Sept Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
1st Oct Ritz, Manchester
2nd Oct O2 ABC, Glasgow
3rd Oct Academy 2, Newcastle
4th Oct Beckett University, Leeds
6th Oct Uni Solus, Cardiff
7th Oct O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

 Rich Robinson Releases New Album And Announces UK Tour.

Rich RobinsonTuesday 23rd September 2014
Rich Robinson has just released his third full-length studio album The Ceaseless Sight via The End Records and is now set to return to the UK this November for a full regional tour presented by Planet Rock.

As co-founder of the seminal rock act - The Black Crowes, and having sold well over 30 million albums throughout a career that spans over 25 years, Rich has nailed the mark on this record offering the kind of crossover potential that appeals to a country /indie audience as well.

On The Ceaseless Sight, Rich reminds us that it all comes down to the song, and among some of the great electronic music which relies heavily on technology, there's still a place for organic, stripped down songwriting and storytelling.

Rich’s first single from the album ‘I know You’ has been added straight to the B-List at Planet Rock also – Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSfPd-oWiVg

Amongst general sale tickets, there will be a VIP package available including:

• One show ticket
• Autographed tour poster
• Access to the soundcheck
• An intimate 3 - 4 song acoustic set with Q&A session
• Meet & Greet with Photo Opp

Following an extensive USA headline tour, Rich Robinson is travelling back to the UK for the following dates:

Wed 12th Islington Academy, London
Thurs 13th Cardiff, Globe
Fri 14th Club Academy, Manchester
Sat 15th Cockpit, Leeds
Mon 17th Robin, Bilston
Tue 18th ABC2, Glasgow
Wed 19th Cluny, Newcastl
Thurs 20th Live Rooms, Chester
Fri 21st Concorde 2, Brighton

 UK Rockers Malefice Return.

MaleficeTuesday 23rd September 2014
UK metallers MALEFICE are set to return to the frontline on 3 November with the release of their highly anticipated new EP, 'Gravitas'. Check out new song "Forsaken', taken from the EP here:

https://soundcloud.com/rocksound/malefice-forsaken/s-ET5J6

Following a relentless touring schedule supporting 2012’s critically acclaimed ’Five’ album the band took a short hiatus, however their insatiable drive to create seriously heavy music quickly returned, putting them back on the writing wagon once again. The band are self-producing the EP with it being mixed and mastered by Justin Hill. The currently untitled record will feature four new tracks as well as a remix of the blistering single 'V'.

Dale Butler, vocalist, states: "After taking some time out from the band to do our own things and focus on our own lives we came back together not feeling as we had given all we have to give to Malefice... We spent a long booze-fuelled evening talking about what we want to do and what came out of that discussion is that we want to write music we like, we don't want to write music to fit in or to sound like whatever is 'cool' this year. We are going to back to what makes us Malefice and were gonna write some fucking heavy music to headbang to. And that's that."

Pre-order 'Gravitas' here: http://www.musicglue.com/malefice

The band are also very pleased to welcome new drummer James Pearly Cook into the Malefice family. He has been a good friend of the band for many years from his time playing with numerous bands including Anterior and Born Of Ruin. James is playing an active role in making the new EP and is very excited to hit the road later in 2014.

Autumn tour dates will be announced very soon! keep an eye on https://www.facebook.com/maleficeofficial for announcements.

 Skillet To Release Career Encompassing Album 'Vital Signs'.

SkilletTuesday 23rd September 2014
On October 14th Grammy nominated rock band SKILLET will release a career encompassing album, ‘Vital Signs’ to celebrate their first ever European headline tour, on Atlantic Records.

‘Vital Signs’ is exclusive to Europe only and is not meant to be a ‘Best Of ‘ nor is it by any means a ‘Greatest Hits’. The track listing was put together by the band to commemorate 10 years of recording and performing. It includes many Skillet classics and is designed to show the versatility and uniqueness of a band who over the course of the past few years have sold more than two million units in the U.S., racked up more than 150 million YouTube views and amassed a diehard following (dubbed Panheads) whose members number in the millions.

‘Vital Signs’ opens with the explosive ‘Rebirthing’, followed by mighty ‘Monster,' which became a Skillet breakthrough single in the US, selling over 1 million copies and gaining over 76 million views on Youtube. Here is the Monster video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mjlM_RnsVE
‘Vital Signs’ continues with numerous fan and live concert favorites and closes with a hat trick of huge songs - ‘Hero’ with over 42 million views on youtube with its hard grove and vocal tradeoff between John Cooper and Jen Ledger is followed by unbearable tension of the lacerating “Sick of It”, suddenly giving way to the ecstatic release of “Rise”

Skillet are without doubt one of the most important bands to come out of the US for a while and “Vital Signs’ is a perfect introduction to an extraordinary and important band.

‘Vital Signs’ Track listing
1. Rebirthing
2. Monster
3. Awake and Alive
4. The Last Night
5. Whispers In The Dark
6. Not Gonna Die
7. Comatose
8. Hero
9. Sick Of It
10. RiseThe Vital Signs European Tour 2014‘ dates

October
12th The Garage Glasgow, UK
13th Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton, ENG
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