Children Of Bodom Announce New Album 'Hexed' Out March 2019.

Children Of BodomWednesday 28th November 2018
Finland's melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are proud to the announce the release of their tenth album, Hexed, on March 8th 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records.

COB
frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments, "People have said that this album is generally catchier. So I started thinking about that, perhaps the song structures are easier to grasp on initial listen. But there's some crazy shit in there, almost progressive or at least technical. There are certain melodies across the album that could have come from jazz songs, although they're completely metal with us, of course (laughs). "

"For me, it has always been very hard to describe our new music,' comments bassist Henkka Blacksmith.  "In a way it always feels familiar, but the new stuff also always surprises me. Here we have something that's very Bodom, but somehow we haven't done this kind of stuff, possibly ever. Then again, someone said that there's a somewhat similar vibe to what Follow the Reaper had. I don't know. Anyway, we had a really hard time choosing the songs for the videos, I guess that's a positive problem to have."

Hexed saw the return to Finland's Danger Johnny Studios where COB were reunited with Mikko Karmila (IWorship Chaos, Halo Of Blood, Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper and Hate Crew Deathroll) who recorded everything except keyboards and also produced the album with the band. Janne Wirman recorded keyboards at Beyond Abilities Studios. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.

For this album, the band enlisted Deins Forkas to create the album artwork. Bassist Henkka Blacksmith commented on the cover, "For some years I've wanted to try a different approach with our cover art. We are so used to digital art, so it's really hard to do something else. Doing it completely with a computer is somewhat safe and convenient. This time we all agreed to try going old school.  We found this cool dude and gave him simple instructions - the cover has to be purple and the reaper has to be central. Half a year later we got his work, and with little tweaking, we now have the cover of Hexed.  It is very different from what we are used to, even the Reaper looks different, but at the same time very spooky. "

Hexed will be available for pre-order starting December 7th.

Below is the track listing for Hexed
1. The Road
2. Under Grass and Clover
3. Glass Houses
4. Hecate's Nightmare
5. Kick in the Spleen
6. Platitudes and Barren Words
7. Hexed
8. Relapse (The Nature of My Crime)
9. Say Never Look Back
10. Soon Departed
11. Knuckleduster
12. I Worship Chaos (live)
13. Morrigan (live)
14. Knuckleduster (remix)

Stay tuned for more information about the album as well as announcements about their upcoming US tour in the spring and European trek in the summer!  one thing to say... "Viva La Cucaracha!"

 The Cardigans To Embark On December UK Tour.

The CardigansWednesday 28th November 2018
Revisiting one of the most revered and influential albums of the 90s, THE CARDIGANS will perform their seminal 'Gran Turismo' album in its entirety at a select number of commemorative UK shows this Winter. 

Marking 20 years since the release of their game-changing fourth album, the Swedish electronic rock five piece will bring their electrifying international smash to the live stage with nights scheduled in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London - full dates and details below.

Harbouring classic singles including 'Hanging Around', 'Erase / Rewind' and of course 'My Favourite Game', the album catapulted the band to superstardom as it went Platinum in UK, shifted over 3 million copies world wide and saw them nominated for an astounding 7 Grammi Awards back home.

The Cardigans will play 'Gran Turismo' (and more) at the following UK venues:

THE CARDIGANS - DECEMBER 2018
3 - O2 Apollo, Manchester 
4 - O2 Academy, Glasgow
6 - O2 Academy, Birmingham
7 - Eventim Apollo, London

Support each night comes from Moto Boy and Jenny Wilson

In a joint statement about the 20th Anniversary dates, The Cardigans said:

"We are delighted to return to UK in December. We believe it's the first time since the summer of 2007. This time we'll indulge in the late 90s playing Gran Turismo all the way through. We hope to see you guys there!"

 PApa Roach Announce New Studio Album And Full Length UK Tour.

PApa RoachWednesday 28th November 2018
Papa Roach have announced their longest UK tour to date in support of their 10th studio album "Who Do You Trust?" due for release on January 18, 2019.  The 12 date tour will see the band hitting more intimate venues kicking off at Southampton Guildhall on April 13th and concluding on April 29th at Birmingham O2 Academy. General tickets go on sale on Friday 30th November at 10 a.m. – anyone who pre-orders the album HERE will receive an instant order confirmation email containing a UK Tour ticket pre-sale link alongside their unique access code.

Papa Roach said "We are really excited to go deep in the UK and double the number of cities we played last year. We have the opportunity to visit places we've wanted to go to for a while like Edinburgh and Aberdeen as well as Exeter and Southampton and it will be more convenient for fans to travel to us this time.  Reading & Leeds Festivals were off the chain and now we get to play for longer. The Monday – Thursday shows will finish at 10.30 p.m. to make sure our fans can catch their ride home."

Working again with producers Nicholas Furlong and Colin Brittain, "Who Do You Trust?" is not only a cohesive evolution from their previous album, "Crooked Teeth" but also shows the band leaning outside of their comfort zone and furthering their trajectory. Three tracks are already streaming: "RENEGADE MUSIC" , "NOT THE ONLY ONE" and the title track whose official video is here:  "WHO DO YOU TRUST?"

Dates in full are:
April 2019

Sat       13        Southampton, O2 Guildhall
Sun      14        Exeter, Great Hall
Mon     15        Bristol, O2 Academy
Wed     17        London, O2 Forum
Sat       20        Manchester, O2 Academy
Sun      21        Leeds, O2 Academy
Tues     23        Newcastle, O2 Academy
Wed     24        Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Thurs   25        Aberdeen, Music Hall
Sat       27        Norwich, UEA
Sun      28        Nottingham, Rock City
Mon     29        Birmingham, O2 Academy

Support on the tour will be San Antonio's Nothing More. "We brought them out with us this year in America and they put on such an amazing show, we wanted to have them with us in the UK" said frontman Jacoby Shaddix.

About Papa Roach:
Over the past two decades Papa Roach have established themselves as true trendsetters in rock music. They've been nominated for three Grammys, toured the globe with everyone from Eminem to Marilyn Manson as well as headlining festivals in their own right, and crafted the anthem "Last Resort" which is still in heavy rotation on radio stations worldwide eighteen years after its release.  The group's ninth full length 'Crooked Teeth' last year saw the band returning to their hungry and humble roots and illustrated why they've managed to remain relevant while musical trends ebb and flow.  The band recently passed 1 Billion streams on Spotify and are notching up over 6.5 million streams a day across multiple playlists.  Entering a new era of their career, they are the sound of genre walls being broken down, leaving only

 Buckcherry Announce New studio album 'Warpaint'.

BuckcherryWednesday 28th November 2018
BUCKCHERRY will release their new studio album "Warpaint" on 08 March 2019. The 12 song album, featuring 11 new BUCKCHERRY songs along with their cover of the Nine Inch Nails track 'Head like a Hole', was produced by Mike Plotnikoff, whose last collaboration with the band was the platinum certified album, "15".

Pre-orders for "Warpaint" will begin on 11 January 2019.

Singer Josh Todd comments, “Good things come to those who wait and we have been very patient and thorough with the song writing for "Warpaint". We took into consideration all the factors and what this record means to, not only us, but the great Buckcherry fans around the world. This record takes the listener on an unforgettable journey and I’m very proud of it.”

The band plans extensive worldwide touring throughout 2019 commencing with four Southern California shows in January, followed by a month long UK/Europe tour in February. The first leg of the North American tour will begin in March.

Today, BUCKCHERRY premiere the video for the track 'Head like a Hole'. The video was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Jeremy Saffer. Check out the music video HERE.

BUCKCHERRY TOUR DATES 2019
January 16 – San Jan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House Concert Hall
January 17 – Santa Clarita, CA – The Canyon
January 18 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon
January 19 – Pasadena, CA – The Rose
February 5 – Manchester, United Kingdom – O2 Ritz
February 6 – Bristol, United Kingdom – O2 Academy
February 8 – London, United Kingdom – O2 Shepard’s Bush Empire
February 9 – Kingston Upon Hull, United Kingdom – Asylum
February 10 – Midlands, United Kingdom – O2 Institute
February 12 – Tyne And Wear, United Kingdtom – O2 Academy Newcastle
February 13 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – Galvanizers
February 15 – Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom – Rock City
February 16 – Oxfordshire, United Kingdom – Q2 Academy Oxford
February 17 – Norwich, United Kingdom – The LCR

February 19 – Bo, Germany – Zehe Bochum
February 20 – Berlin, Germany – Markthalle Berlin
February 22 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
February 23 – Cervia, Italy – Rock Planet
February 24 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage Saarbruken

 Metallica Announces Acoustic Album.

MetallicaWednesday 28th November 2018
Metallica, the All Within My Hands Foundation and its contributors commemorate Giving Tuesday with the launching of the pre-order for the limited edition vinyl release of Helping Hands...Live & Acoustic at The Masonic. The double album, mixed by Greg Fidelman and newly mastered for vinyl by Reuben Cohen at Bernie Grundman Mastering, documents the inaugural Helping Hands Benefit Concert held in San Francisco on November 3rd.

Helping Hands...Live & Acoustic at The Masonic features rare acoustic renditions of hits and deep cuts spanning the Metallica catalogue (as well as covers of Deep Purple, Nazareth, Bob Seger and Blue Oyster Cult classics), captured on 140g colored vinyl with proceeds donated to the band's All Within My Hands Foundation. Helping Hands...Live & Acoustic at The Masonic continues AWMH's mission to fight hunger and to assist in creating sustainable communities through workforce education.  

The album will be available February 1, 2019 at independent and digital retail around the world, all streaming services that feature Metallica's music, and can be pre-ordered in the Metallica Store  and in Europe.  All copies will include a download card. 
 
In addition to the vinyl pre-order, Metallica's Giving Tuesday offerings will include a limited-edition etched glass featuring the iconic Pushead artwork for "One," with all net proceeds donated to AWMH.

The first ever All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert and Auction raised more than $1.3 million. Those resources will fund AWMH's efforts with partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges.

The Metallica family and the All Within My Hands Foundation board members are committed to running an organization of the highest integrity where expenses are kept to a minimum and are paid for entirely by the band, the board, and friends who have worked with the band over many years. As such, 100% of all donations from fans and third parties go to the organizations AWMH supports.

For more info and/or to make a donation, visit allwithinmyhands.org.  

The track listing for Helping Hands...Live & Acoustic at The Masonic is below.

Disc One / Side A
1. Disposable Heroes
2. When A Blind Man Cries
3. The Unforgiven

Disc One / Side B
1. Please Don't Judas Me
2. Turn the Page

Disc Two / Side C
1. Bleeding Me
2. Veteran of the Psychic Wars
3. Nothing Else Matters
 
Disc Two / Side D
1. All Within My Hands
2. Enter Sandman
3. The Four Horsemen
4. Hardwired

 LEnny Kravitz Announces One Off London Show.

Lenny KravitzWednesday 28th November 2018
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Let Love Rule, today Lenny Kravitz has announced a very special exclusive UK date for 2019 at The O2, London on Tuesday 11 June 2019 following the blazing success of his 2018 Raise Vibration Tour earlier this year. Tickets go on O2 presale here on Wednesday 28 November, Classic Rock / Ticketmaster / AEG / Spotify   presale here on Thursday 29 November and general sale here on Friday 30 November, all at 9am.

Kravitz released his latest album Raise Vibration at the end of this summer proving that the icon's signature soul, funk, rock and roll is still very much raring to go. Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class over the course of a 20-year musical career. Revelling in the soul, rock and funk influences of the '60s and '70s, this writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist has won four consecutive Grammy® Awards, as well as set a record for the most wins in the "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance" category.

In addition to his ten studio albums, which have sold more than 38 million worldwide, this multidimensional artist has segued into film, appearing as Cinna in the box-office hits, "The Hunger Games" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Kravitz can also be seen in the critically-acclaimed films "Precious" and "The Butler."

Also announced, are two very special supports acts –Grammy Award winning, British singer songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae who promises to bring her jazz beats and R&B harmonies to the big stage to show off her boundary-breaking collection of music. Corinne explains, "I've loved Lenny Kravitz since Let Love Rule. It will be an honour to support him at the O2 - I can't wait! We have met a few times and I am in awe of his whole vibe and massive musical legacy." Also, protest rock collective, Brass Against, will support and play their massively, aspirational politically charged sounds to the London crowd.

This arena performance at The O2 is set to be one of his biggest yet.

LENNY KRAVITZ 'RAISE VIBRATION' 2019 TOUR DATE
11 June | The O2, London

 Bob Dylan And Neil Young T o Headline British Summer Time Festival.

British Summer TimeWednesday 28th November 2018
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces its first headliners for 2019 - two of the greatest musicians of all time on one HISTORIC night. Bob Dylan and Neil Young are joint headliners.

Bob Dylan's impact on popular music and culture is immeasurable. The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, he is responsible for some of the most influential albums of all time, such as 'The Freewheelin'Bob Dylan', 'Highway 61 Revisited'and 'Blonde on Blonde'He continues to be vibrant and on the cutting edge, Bob Dylan has received 10 GRAMMY Awards (including wins for Love And TheftModern Times and the Album of the Year GRAMMY for Time Out of Mind), as well as the Academy Award for Best Original Song for 'Things Have Changed' in 2002.

Neil Young remains the only artist of the rock era to compare to Dylan. Classic albums like 'Harvest', 'After The Goldrush' and 'On The Beach' are some the best in the whole genre. But Young remains hugely relevant and prolific, releasing 2 albums within months of each other in 2017/2018, as well as a stream of archive albums from classic live shows over the years, underlining his incredible live legacy. This time, he brings Promise of the Real, with whom he recorded 2017's album 'The Visitor', their second studio album together and this year released the soundtrack album 'Paradox'.  The band features Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah.  They also star in Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga acclaimed new movie 'A Star Is Born', with Lukas as musical consultant.

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will be a unique occasion, perhaps never to be repeated. Considered the greatest songwriters of their generation, their contribution to the history of rock music puts them above even their most legendary peers.

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019 is back for another year of unique shows and unforgettable music moments, for the 7th year.

Last year continued the tradition of must-see experiences that has seen The Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park, Carole King play her classic album 'Tapestry' in full for the first time ever, comebacks for The Strokes and The LibertinesStevie Wonder play Songs in The Key Of Life and many more. 2018 saw amazing sold out shows with Roger WatersBruno MarsMichael BubléThe CureEric Clapton and Paul Simon's last ever UK concert.

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents comments:
"Barclaycard presents British Summer Time has always tried to deliver the greatest possible one off live experiences for music fans in London and being able to bring together two of the biggest cultural icons together for this historic day of music counts as possibly the biggest event we have ever delivered in Hyde Park." 

Daniel Mathieson, Head of Experiential Marketing and Partnerships for Barclaycard, says
"I'm blown away by the calibre of music royalty coming to Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019. With these legendary artists already confirmed, and many more still to be announced, you won't want to miss it. Barclaycard customers can get early access to tickets with an exclusive 48-hour presale from 9am on Tuesday 27th November, plus customers can get 10 per cent back at the checkout with each and every presale ticket bought through Barclaycard Entertainment."
 
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is an award-winning festival: 
Shortlisted for Best Festival at the Q Awards 2018
Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the Festival Awards 2018
'Best Live Act' The Cure @ British Summer Time Hyde Park at the Live UK Magazine Awards 2018
Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2017 
AEG/Goldenvoice (organisers of BST) 'Best Promoter' at the UK Festival Awards 2016
Headline Performance of the Year (The Libertines) at the UK Festival Awards 2014 
'Festival of the Year' at the UK Event Awards 2013
'Best Use of New Technology' at the Festival Awards 2013

TICKETS
Barclaycard Presale – 9am Tuesday November 27th
https://www.theticketfactory.com/barclaycardentertainment/online/tickets/bst-hyde-park/bob-dylan-and-neil-young/

General Sale 9am Friday November 30th
http://axs.com/uk/events/357515/bob-dylan-and-neil-young-tickets/promopage/13931?skin=bst

General Admission - £75.00
Primary Entry - £85.00
Gold Circle - £169.95
Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden - £249.95
The Terrace - £299.95
Diamond - £299.95

 Halestorm Announce Female Fronted Arena Tour With In This Moment And New Years Day.

HalestormWednesday 21st November 2018
Having sold out every date on their last UK headline tour, Grammy-winning US rockers Halestorm are delighted to announce their return to the UK for even bigger shows in November 2019, supporting acclaimed new album ‘Vicious’.

The Nashville-based band will be extending their landmark US headline tour, championing women in rock. The all female-led tour features very special guests In This Moment, with New Years Day opening proceedings each night.

Halestorm said,“Hey UK freaks! You begged for it...and now we are coming for you! Along with our mates in In This Moment and New Years Day, we are super excited to bring this Vicious tour to the UK! This is history in the making, and The Event you don’t wanna miss! Come rock with us!”

When the US tour kicked off, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale commented, "We've been wanting to put together a tour like this for a long time. We are some of the hardest working women in rock, so the fact that we are all on the same stage every night is something not to be missed! We support and love each other, and we are representing our genre. This lineup is a beautiful display of what it means to be a strong female example for rock fans everywhere."  In This Moment frontwoman Maria Brink agreed, stating “I am very excited about being a part of such an empowering, divine, female-fronted tour. It is very rare in rock music to have a movement like this and the timing couldn't be more perfect. Let the Amazons rise!"

On extending the run to the UK, New Years Day add, “Every single photo we have ever posted about being on tour with Halestorm and In This Moment, was always flooded with comments of people asking us to bring this same tour to the UK. And now we are!!!! We are so excited to bring our show to more faces and ears and get to meet everyone around the world who wants to head bang with the women of rock!” Maria Brink concludes, “We have fallen in love with the UK and Europe and feel so blessed to be back again. Bringing this empowering and beautiful tour over is going to be very special!  See you all soon!”

Dates line up as follows:
Sun 24th Nov - GLASGOW Hydro (tickets from: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Halestorm-tickets/artist/708988)
Mon 25th Nov - NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena (https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/halestorm-tickets)
Wed 27th Nov - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena (https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/halestorm-tickets)
Thu 28th Nov - LONDON Alexandra Palace (https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/halestorm-tickets)

Ticket pre-sales begin from 10am on Wednesday 21st November 2018. General on sale starts at 10am on Friday 23rd November 2018. For more ticket information, VIP packages, and details on joining the Official Halestorm Fan Club, please seewww.halestormrocks.com.

Last month, Halestorm released a special Halloween-inspired video for new track ‘Do Not Disturb’, taken from latest album ‘Vicious’.  The video was directed by Roboshobo (Ghost’s “Rats” video) and has already clocked up over 1.2 million views. Watch it at: https://youtu.be/WZNb8A48USo. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz, ‘Vicious’ debuted at #8 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and main U.K. Album Chart (as well as #1 on the U.S. Top Rock Album and Hard Music Album Charts & #1 on the U.K. Top Rock & Metal Album Chart).

 Millencolin Announce New Album 'SOS'.

MillencolinWednesday 21st November 2018
Seminal Swedish skate-punk band Millencolin have announced the release of their ninth studio album 'SOS,' out February 15th, 2019 on Epitaph. 'SOS' will be their first album in four years, and a follow up to 2015's 'True Brew'.

Listen to the first single, and the title-song 'SOS' HERE.

It's clear the band members are just as unified as they were when they formed Millencolin, roughly 26 years, eight albums and 2,000 live shows ago. "We're a band truly formed from respect and understanding for each other and our passion for rock music," explains vocalist/bassist Nikola Sarcevic. "If you ask us, this is the best job in the world!".

'SOS' was recorded at the band's own Soundlab Studios, in in Örebro, Sweden and mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios. It was produced by vocalist/bassist Nikola Sarcevic and guitarist Mathias Färm in Soundlab Studios, with all artwork, photography created by guitarist Erik Ohlsson.

Millencolin have announced their first 2019 festival appearances, including Groezrock Festival in April, Austrian Nova Rock festival in June, and the German Mission Ready festival in July. More European/U.K. dates will be announced soon.

With the release of 'SOS', the Örebro based quartet of vocalist/bassist Nikola Sarcevic, guitarists Erik Ohlsson and Mathias Färm and drummer Fredrik Larzon are very excited for the next chapter in their career.

Pre orders for 'SOS' are available at: http://www.millencolin.com/

 Reaidng And Leeds Make 2019 Festival Announcement.

Reading FestivalWednesday 21st November 2018
Reading & Leeds Festivals today reveals Foo Fighters, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975 and Post Malone as its 2019 headliners - and just four of twenty-two names announced to play at Reading's famous Richfield Avenue and Leeds' legendary Bramham Park next August bank holiday weekend (23rd-25th). Tickets go on sale Friday 23rd November at 9am, available here.
Following up their sold out shows at the London Stadium (twice) and Manchester's Etihad, the world's biggest rock band, Foo Fighters, will make their triumphant return to headline Reading and Leeds in 2019. With nearly 30 million records sold, and fresh from packing out the world's biggest venues – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee will bring their three-hour-plus rock marathon master class back to headlining Reading/Leeds, a tradition they began in 2002. Expect every one of the tens of thousands voices in attendance to be raised with every deafening chorus as Foo Fighters run through dozens of classics spanning their massive catalogue, from their 1995 debut through 2017's 'Concrete and Gold' which went to Number 1 in more than a dozen countries including the UK and US.

Grammy Award-Winning Twenty One Pilots (Ohioans Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun) will be bringing their incendiary live show to Reading and Leeds fresh off the back of their worldwide 'Bandito' tour and career-defining show's at London's Wembley Arena. The alternative, electro-rockers have inspired a global movement with their flair for dramatic spectacle and world conquering ambition. The duo, now in their 'Trench' album era of their career, have seen fans become super fans and set the bar high for a new generation and definition of pop and rock crossover stars.

Making their Main Stage headline debut are The 1975. The Manchester four piece have had a phenomenal rise to fame over the past few years, selling out shows across the world and releasing their critically acclaimed second album 'I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it', which debuted at Number 1 in the UK and the US. The album was also nominated for the Mercury Prize 'Album of the Year' and was the catalyst to their 2017 BRIT Award win for Best Group, sealing their status as international superstars. Their new album 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships' is out this month with the second in the two-part release planned for Summer 2019. Following a run of UK arena shows in January, Reading & Leeds will be another chance for their loyal legion of fans to see the band's now iconic live show. Following on from their landmark performance headlining the BBC Radio 1 Stage in 2016, this is set to be another milestone performance, cementing their status as one of the biggest and most exciting bands in the world.

Undoubtedly one of the hottest names in the world right now, Texan superstar Post Malone returns to headline Reading & Leeds on his second ever appearance. 'Posty' has been on an unprecedented trajectory of success, this year drawing some of the biggest crowds over the entire festival weekend and is now the first act since Nirvana to go from afternoon to top of the bill with a sophomore album in consecutive years. Since being catapulted into fame, the post-modern popstar has had hit after hit including the inescapable 'Better now', 'Psycho' and the aptly named 'Rockstar' and is ready to claim the headliner status.

Stockport's finest heroes of northern indie rock Blossoms are back with a bang, following their recently released album 'Cool Like You' which has been dominating the charts. The Amazons who hail from Reading itself have been riding a huge wave of success, with a swelling fanbase and critical acclaim they've graduated from ones to watch to festival favourites. They'll also be joined by The 1975 label mates Pale Waves who are set to get the crowd dancing with their glistening, wistful goth-pop following the outstanding critical success for their debut album 'My Mind Makes Noises'.

Having kicked off 2018 with the release of her 'Hurtin' Me' EP, award-winning dancehall crossover queen Stefflon Don joins the bill on her journey to becoming a worldwide star. The '16 Shots' hitmaker will showcase her signature style and fierce stage show when she heads to Reading and Leeds next summer, while Stateside rapper Juice WRLD will be making his UK festival debut, storming the stage with breakout hits 'All Girls Are the Same' and 'Lucid Dreams'. Elsewhere, Australian solo artist and multi-instrumentalist G Flip joins the lineup following the release of her addictive, self-produced debut single 'About You', as well as London rapper Not3s who will bring his signature Afrobeat sound and tracks including 'Fine Line', 'Aladdin' and viral breakthrough hit 'Addison Lee'.

London alternative-rock quartet Bastille will be storming the stage with hits from their two Number 1 albums, 'Bad Blood' and 'Wild World', including the trailblazing single 'Pompeii' and current global smash 'Happier', as well as songs from their hotly anticipated forthcoming album 'Doom Days'. In addition, YUNGBLUD will be returning to the festival after a rave performance in 2018 and is sure to bring something even more exhilarating to fans next summer.

Marking their first European announcement, The Distillers return to Reading and Leeds in 2019. They will be joined by Boston based rock trio PVRIS led by frontwoman Lynn Gunn. Other Stateside stars joining the bill are Texan pop-punk pioneers Bowling for Soup who have delivered infectious power pop music to the world for over two decades. Hit singles such as 'Girl All The Bad Guys Want' and '1985' will no doubt draw huge crowd sing-alongs. The multi-talented Hayley Kiyoko also joins the lineup following her 'Expectations' tour which saw her receive worldwide critical reception for her amazing stage presence and vocals. Expect to hear huge hits including 'What I Need', 'Curious' and breakthrough single 'Girls Like Girls'. Billie Eilish whose debut single 'Ocean Eyes' has had over 132 million streams on Spotify alone is destined to steal the stage with a truly breathtaking performance, while indie favourites Sundara Karma are added to the bill ahead of the release of their sophomore album 'Ulfilas' Alphabet' early next year.

Kings of grime beats and heavy basslines CruCast (Skepsis, Darkzy, Bru-C, Mr Virgo, TS7, Lazcru, Window Kid) will get the crowd bouncing, as well as Glasgow DJ Denis Sulta with his vivacious, melodic house tunes. Electronic duo CamelPhat are also confirmed, and with the likes of single 'Cola' as one of this year's stealthiest and most vital dance records, they're sure to keep crowds on the dance floor until last call.

With hundreds of acts set to play, Reading and Leeds will again be the unmissable festival weekend of the summer - defining and celebrating the sounds of modern ground-breaking music, as well as a world-class comedy line up.

Fans can be the first to hear further line-up announcements, artist news and much more by signing up to the newsletters at www.readingfestival.com and www.leedsfestival.com or via the official Reading and Leeds Festival app, available to download now on Android and iOS.

 Bloodstock Fetsival Adds More Bands To 2019 Festival.

BloodstockWednesday 21st November 2018
BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce another five more bands for August 2019's heavy metal weekender.


The Friday headliner on the Sophie Lancaster stage will be Swedish heavy metal trio, GRAND MAGUS!  Frontman & guitarist JB commands us; "Dear Bloodstockers!  The Magus returns to the UK to lay waste to your eardrums with metal!  We are honoured to be headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage and we will put our hearts and souls into making it something special for all of you.  Can't wait to see you all!" The band have been hard at work in the studio on the follow up to 2016's 'Sword Songs'.  Check out a sneak peek from the studio with JB here: https://youtu.be/RJa_c2ZFSF8.

Bringing some thrash to the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday are Bay Area five-piece, DEATH ANGEL.  Frontman Mark Osegueda comments, "We haven't played BLOODSTOCK since 2013, when we had to run straight from the stage after a blistering set to a van that took us to the airport to make it to our next show!  So we look forward to experiencing this incredible festival properly in all its glory in 2019! It will have been six years since we graced that stage and we have been dying to return.  We promise to show you how eager we've been to get back to BLOODSTOCK with a pure thrash set fuelled by raw human aggression and passion!  Thank you BLOODSTOCK for bringing us back!!!!"  The band have also been working on new material for their ninth studio album set for release in 2019 with producer, Jason Suecof.  In the meantime, check out 'Lost' from 2016's 'The Evil Divide' album here - https://youtu.be/GVYl_hiD1oQ.

METAL CHURCH step into a main stage slot on Friday.  The American heavy metal trailblazers are set to release their twelfth studio album, 'Damned If You Do' on 7th December via Nuclear Blast in the UK.  Their 2016 release 'XI' marked the return of former frontman Mike Howe.  Check out a taster with new track, 'By The Numbers' here - https://youtu.be/SZTPkSdOF5U.  Mike tells us "We can't wait to get over to the UK and bring 'Damned If You Do' to our fans overseas.  BLOODSTOCK is going to be an incredible time and a show not to be missed."

Noted for founding both punk group The Dictators and the legendary Manowar, Ross Friedman and his band ROSS THE BOSS join the bill.  Having been introduced to Manowar co-founder Joey DeMaio by none other than Ronnie James Dio, it seems only fitting that ROSS THE BOSS will perform on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday.  Check out the video for the title track of current studio album, 'By Blood Sworn' here; https://youtu.be/0BMyWdNfJBQ.

Last but not least, a Catton Park favourite, EVIL SCARECROW will bring their intergalactic party to the main stage on Saturday.  The band have an array of fabulous vinyl and special editions available for recently released studio album, 'Chapter VI: Antartartica' over at PledgeMusic - www.pledgemusic.com/projects/evil-scarecrow-antartarctica.  While you peruse the goods on offer, check out new track, 'Red Riding Hood', about a martian invasion (naturally) over on their YouTube; https://youtu.be/eIXO2aXhwxE.

These five join the previously announced Friday night headliner, SABATON, Sunday's bill toppers SCORPIONS, together with CHILDREN OF BODOM, CODE ORANGE, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, SKELETONWITCH, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, ROTTING CHRIST and HYPOCRISY on the Catton Park stages next August.  Stay tuned for more bands to be announced soon!

Standard weekend tickets are still currently available at 'early bird' prices (just £132 for four days of metal fun), so pick up yours at the ticket store - http://bloodstock.seetickets.com - if you want to save a few quid.  Camper van passes are also available in limited quantities, but be quick, as limited spaces remain.

BLOODSTOCK's first wave of 2019 Serpents Lair VIP tickets are now SOLD OUT!  A second wave, including Deluxe VIP packages (Luxpads, Bellepads, Podpads, etc) and a limited amount of VIP upgrades (for those who've already purchased standard weekend tickets) will become available on Monday 17th December at 9am.  For full details click to http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/vip-camping.

You can also subscribe to the BLOODSTOCK e-mailout to get band and news announcements as they happen!  Click through to http://eepurl.com/dKZrG-/ to sign up.

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.  Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Download Adds Loads More Acts To 2019 Festival.

Download FestivalWednesday 21st November 2018
Download Festival, the world's premier rock event, has announced a further 23 acts including Slayer with their last ever UK show, The Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater, Lamb of God, Eagles Of Death Metal, and more. The three-day festival takes place 14-16 June 2019 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets .

Metal royalty Slayer will be making their final UK appearance at Download 2019 after 37 years of mayhem. Their impact on musical culture cannot be overstated and fans should prepare for yet another legendary performance which will include a barrage of classics as they make one last celebratory sweep of Donington.

The Smashing Pumpkins will make their first appearance at Download Festival next year. The alt-rock and grunge legends have stunned crowds worldwide on their 30th anniversary tour and are as ageless and seminal as ever. Loud, quiet, dreamy, stirring and everything in-between – The Smashing Pumpkins debut Download performance is not one to be missed.

Prog-metal titans Dream Theater have been at the top of the game for 33 years. Having inspired countless bands along their storied career, their performance will be no less grandiose as they return to Download after a 10 year absence. They will be joined by the groove-laden modern metal heavyweights Lamb of God, as well as Eagles Of Death Metal, who invite fans to revel in all their rock' n roll glory on their second ever Download appearance.

The prodigally powerful Maori-metal trio Alien Weaponry have carved their own sound somewhere between Sepultura and Silverschair and are in good company with the heavy-metal powerhouse Anthrax who will give fans a performance to remember. Brooding rockers Badflower are hotly-tipped after the success of their poignant, powerful single 'Ghost', and joining them are industrial noise-punks Black Futures who have been making seismic waves and will take the crowd on a trip of a lifetime.

Atlanta southern rockers Blackberry Smoke will be on hand to serve up a truck load of raucous country-infused good times. Detroit post-hardcore band I Prevail have proven that they are the real deal and will whip the crowd into a frenzy, and so too will Los Angeles natives The Interrupters. Ukrainian tech metallers Jinjer, led by their incredibly powerful frontwoman Tatiana Shmaylyuk, are also added to the line up and will bring their all-powerful live performance to Download.

Man With A Mission are jumping on board with their pulse-racing hooks, riffs and giant wolf heads in tow, and are joined by fellow genre-melder nothing,nowhere. who has taken the world by storm with his hybrid emo-rap, pushing both genres forward as the most exciting force in the ever-growing scene. Our Last Night whose rapid rise to success shows no sign of slowing down are also added to the bill, as too are Riding The Low who are making the pilgrimage from Burton-on-Trent featuring Paddy Considine on vocals.

Swedish sensations Royal Republic will also join the Download 2019 line up alongside Pop-punk front-runners State Champs who're fresh off the back of the release of their third album 'Living Proof'. Rising Nepalese metal disruptors Underside will turn up the volume and are in good company with the well-oiled deathcore machine Whitechapel who will steam roll in to lay waste to the fields of Donington.

Australian up-and-comers Yours Truly will be flying in with a freight of huge choruses with them, and last but not least Floridian party starters Zebrahead are bringing the fun with no shortage of anthems and antics to get the crowd going.

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

For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk

ANNOUNCED TODAY

Alien Weaponry
Anthrax
Badflower
Black Futures
Blackberry Smoke
Dream Theater
Eagles Of Death Metal
I Prevail
The Interrupters
Jinjer
Lamb Of God
Man With A Mission
nothing,nowhere.
Our Last Night
Riding The Low
Royal Republic
Slayer
The Smashing Pumpkins
State Champs
Underside
Whitechapel
Yours Truly
Zebrahead

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Download Festival are available now from downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets
A loyalty discount is available for a limited time. downloadfestival.co.uk/news-features/register-interest-2018-loyalty

 Papa Roach Announce New Album 'Who Do You Trust?'.

Papa RoachWednesday 21st November 2018
alternative-rock quartet Papa Roach announce their highly-anticipated 10th studio album, Who Do You Trust? will be released on January 18, 2019 through Eleven Seven Music HERE and on vinyl. The pre-order comes with three instant track downloads "Who Do You Trust," "Renegade Music" and their latest release, "Not The Only One."  

The 12-track anthemic album Who Do You Trust? features the band's signature heavy rhythmic guitars and catchy hooks on "Who Do You Trust" and "Renegade Music" with "Not The Only One" supplying  melody and emotionally-charged lyrics. The album is produced by Nick "RAS" Furlong and Colin Cunningham except for "Top Of The World" which is produced by Jason Evigan.

"Our goal for our 10th album was to push ourselves even further into genres that inspire us most. We have reached the place where we always wanted to be, creating new and exciting music."
– Bassist Tobin Esperance

Papa Roach have been one of the top leaders in alternative rock for nearly 20 years and continue to impact that space with Who Do You Trust? The two-time GRAMMY nominated band have sold over 20 million records worldwide, gained over 2 billion streams to date and charted with 17 Top 5 hit singles on Billboard.

WATCH/STREAM/SHARE LYRIC VIDEO FOR "NOT THE ONLY ONE"

"Not The Only One" follows last month's release of new tracks "Renegade Music" and "Who Do You Trust?"  which were lauded by fans and critics alike. The official music video for the single, Who Do You Trust? has already surpassed 2 million views.

Papa Roach will celebrate the release of Who Do You Trust? with very special SOLD OUT shows in their home state of California in January, dubbed the Goin' Back To Cali Tour.   Additionally, the band will join Shinedown and Asking Alexandria on the ATTENTION! ATTENTION! U.S. Tour starting on February 20. For tickets and more information, visit www.paparoach.com
 
Track Listing:
1.  The Ending
2.  Renegade Music
3.  Not The Only One
4.  Who Do You Trust?
5.  Elevate
6.  Come Around
7.  Feel Like Home
8.   Problems
9.  Top Of The World
10. I Suffer Well
11.  Maniac
12.  Better Than Life

"Papa Roach's new album showcases the band's eclectic tastes, while maintaining their true identity as a now legendary act. The themes on this album is to take risk.  When you're tired of 'fitting in', the band stands out. "Not The Only One" is one song that stands out as a new wave anthem in the pool of Active Rock."  -Producer, RAS on the album, Who Do You Trust?

GOIN' BACK TO CALI CLUB DATES:
Jan 18, 2018 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades SOLD OUT!
Jan 19, 2018 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Jan 22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy SOLD OUT!
Jan 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy SOLD OUT!
Jan 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy SOLD OUT!
 
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! TOUR
w/ Shinedown and Asking Alexandria
Feb 20, 2019 – Estero, FL – Hertz Arena
Feb 22, 2019 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Complex
Feb 23, 2019 – Knoxville, TN – Civic Coliseum
Feb 24, 2019 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Feb 26, 2019 – Dayton, OH – Nutter Center
Feb 28, 2019 – Baltimore, MD – UMBC Fieldhouse
Mar 1, 2019 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
Mar 2, 2019 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar 5, 2019 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
Mar 7, 2018 – Ft. Wayne, IN – War Memorial Coliseum
Mar 8, 2019 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
Mar 9, 2019 – Green Bay, WI – Brown County Arena
Mar 11, 2019 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Mar 12, 2019 – Fargo, ND – FargoDome
Mar 15, 2019 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Center
Mar 16, 2019 – Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center
Mar 17, 2019 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
Mar 19, 2019 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
Mar 20, 2019 – Loveland, CO – Budweiser Gardens
Mar 23, 2019 – Tucson, AZ – Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium

 Bad Religion Release New Single.

Bad ReligionWednesday 21st November 2018
Bad Religion have released another new single titled "My Sanity," as premiered on KROQ late last week. Listen to "My Sanity" by Bad Religion now. Additionally, Bad Religion will perform at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles on December 8th and plan to release more new music in 2019.

Previously, Bad Religion released "The Profane Rights of Man," a "short, fast, and packed with righteous harmonies" track according to Consequence of Sound. Additionally, the band released "The Kids Are Alt-Right," a "catchy and deeply satisfying melody-surge about new permutations of racism" as reported by Stereogum.

Bad Religion began in the sprawling suburbs surrounding Los Angeles, with the teenage punks offering an impassioned counterpoint to a culture of consumerism and anti-intellectualism. Founding members Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz, and Jay Bentley were eventually joined by guitarists Brian Baker of Minor Threat, Mike Dimkich of The Cult, and the supremely talented drummer Jamie Miller of ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. Bad Religion have been highly influential force in modern punk, producing beloved international hits like "Infected," "21st Century (Digital Boy)," and "Sorrow," and building a devoted worldwide following.

 Fun Lovin Ceiminals Back With First New Material Since 2010.

Fun Lovin CriminalsWednesday 14th November 2018
Multi-platinum New York trio Fun Lovin' Criminals return with new material for the first time since 2010 with the release of 'Daylight' today and upcoming UK/European 'Another Mimosa' tour.

A reworking of the Bobby Womack / Georgie Fame classic; 'Daylight' features a guest appearance from renowned vocalist Rowetta of The Happy Mondays. 'Daylight' is the lead single lifted from forthcoming album 'Another Mimosa', set for release on January 18th 2019 in the 20th anniversary year of their cult album 'Mimosa'. A variation on the theme of the 1999 album, which became a cult classic with Crims fans for featuring clever re-imaginings of classic covers, remixes and rarities, 'Another Mimosa' draws on their seminal influences from the last 20 years.

"Another Mimosa is a continuation of a long tradition of the FLC paying homage to those great songwriters that we stand on the shoulders of," notes Huey, from our love of hip hop, to soul to jazz and rock we humbly offer our fans another taste of our unique cocktail."

Recorded in London's Gibson Studios with life-long "fourth member", the Grammy-award winning engineer Tim Latham (Hamilton soundtrack, A Tribe Called Quest, De le Soul, Lou Reed), 'Another Mimosa' is a collection of beautifully crafted, eclectic 'original covers'. From Tom Petty's 'Mary Janes Last Dance' switched up with HipHop beats and a classic Rock influence, to the raw blues of Freddie King's "Going Down'; Ice Cube's classic "You Know How We Do It" is made their own with Huey's smoky drawl and the grace of Neil Diamonds' "Hello Again" receives the FLC treatment. Alongside a high energy reworking of their own 'Love Unlimited' and 'Southside' and a brand new FLC track 'Sunset'; its an album that turns charms and intrigues.

The Another Mimosa tour kicks off in Birmingham on the 31st January, and wraps up in Leeds on the 31st March 2019, the UK leg of the tour will also see FLC travel to Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham, Southhampton, Norwich, Worthing, Oxford and London. Tickets for the Another Mimosa tour are available to purchase here

Still a mainstay on the festival circuit in UK and Europe, FLC are Europe's best-loved "cousins from New York", whip-smart story-tellers in smarter Saville Row suits who, through comically tall tales of living large in the neon metropolis, launched a career in music. They burst onto the music scene in 1996, gate crashing the euphoric Brit-pop party with unforgettable finesse. Heralded for their generation defining blend of styles and effortless Lower East Side charm, FLC's refreshing cocktail of rock n' roll, funk, blues, soul, hip hop, jazz and latin, gave the Crims a unique timelessness that is still apparent three decades on. The Lower East side trio consists of frontman turned Sony Award winning BBC broadcaster Huey Morgan, his founding partner Brian 'Fast' Leiser on bass, trumpet, keys and samples and the groups longest-standing drummer Frank 'The Rhythm Master' Benbini.
 
Fun Lovin' Criminals 'Another Mimosa' UK / European Tour 2019

31 Jan                     Birmingham                                 The Mill
1 Feb                        Newcastle                                   Northumbria Institute
2 Feb                        Glasgow                                        Barrowland Ballroom
7 Feb                        Southampton                            Engine Rooms
8 Feb                        Bristol                                             02 Academy
9 Feb                        Norwich                                         UEA
7 Mar                       Worthing                                       Pavilion Theatre
8 Mar                       Nottingham                                    Rock City
9 Mar                       London                                           O2 Kentish Town Forum
13 Mar                    Prague                                            Forum Karlin
14 Mar                    Berlin                                               Heimathafen
15 Mar                    Copenhagen                                   Vega
16 Mar                    Hamburg                                       Gruenspan
28 Mar                    Oxford                                            O2 Academy
29 Mar                    Manchester                                    Academy
30 Mar                    Leeds                                              02 Academy

 Deaf Havana Announce 2019 UK Tour.

Deaf HavanaWednesday 14th November 2018
As only one of a handful of British guitar bands to achieve a top 10 album in 2018 with their fifth studio album Rituals, UK 5-piece Deaf Havana can today announce a full European headline tour for 2019. The UK & Irish leg of the tour will kick off in Cardiff on March 15th and finishes in Dublin on March 31st.

James (Veck-Gilodi, vocals) says: 'We are all so excited to get back on the road as it will be over two years since we did our own headline run in the UK, and even longer since we played in Belfast and Dublin, can't wait to see you all again! It will be the first time touring Rituals as an album so will be great to play a lot of new songs from the record that we haven't played before. Mainly, I've just been itching to get back on the road in recent years, as I've really started to enjoy touring and finally feel at home being a frontman after years of struggling with it. Cannot wait to see everyone at the shows in March and I cannot thank everyone enough for continuing to support our band, it's the only thing that has kept us going for this long.'

Tickets for the tour go on general sale from Friday November 16 at 9am.  All tickets will cost £18.50, except Dublin tickets which are €19.50, and Belfast tickets which are £17.50.

Full UK & Ireland dates are as follows:
March
Fri 15 - Cardiff - Great Hall
Sat 16  - Portsmouth - Pyramids
Sun 17 - Bristol - O2 Academy
Tue 19 - Nottingham - Rock City 
Wed 20 - Hull - The Welly 
Thu 21 - Glasgow - SWG3
Fri 22 - Aberdeen - Unit 51
Sun 24 - Middlesborough -  Empire
Mon 25 - Manchester - Albert Hall
Wed 27 - Sheffield - Leadmill 
Thu 28 - Birmingham - O2 Academy
Sat 30 - Belfast - Limelight - 
Sun 31 - Dublin - Green Room -

 Blood Red Shoes Announce UK And European Tour.

Blood Red ShoesWednesday 14th November 2018
Brighton duo BLOOD RED SHOES can today announce two very small and intimate December headline shows. These will also be the first time to catch the new expanded live set up, featuring producer Clarence Clarity and Hannah Thurlow from the band 2:54. The dates will be on sale Friday 16th November and are:

December 7th at Camden Assembly in London - TICKET LINK
December 11th at Sticky Mikes in Brighton - TICKET LINK


From Steven Ansell of BLOOD RED SHOES - "We will be playing a selections of singles from our entire career with our brand new four-piece live line-up featuring electronic producer Clarence Clarity and Hannah Thurlow from 2:54, all killer no filler. Old bangers and new bangers. We'll also be playing songs from the new album for the very first time. In Brighton we also get to give a fond farewell to Sticky Mike's which is sadly closing down and is one of our favourite places in town."

You can also watch the new video for Radio X play-listed single 'Mexican Dress'
(which is out now) - HERE

The band will be releasing their hugely anticipated new album 'Get Tragic', which features 'Mexican Dress' on January 25th 2019, and also have a  set of launch shows in the UK and Europe in early 2019, including a now sold out London Borderline on Sat 26th January. Support on all dates comes from John J Presley.

Pre-order 'Get Tragic' - HERE

A full list of BLOOD RED SHOES UK and European 'Get Tragic' shows, see below:

Jan 2019
Sat, 26 UK, London, Borderline - SOLD OUT
Fri, 30, UK, Manchester, Soup Kitchen - SOLD OUT
Thu, 31 UK, Glasgow, Stereo Cafe Bar (last few tickets remaining)


Feb 2019
Sat, 2 Belgium, Brussels, Rotonde @ Botanique - SOLD OUT
Sun, 3 Netherlands, Groningen, Vera (last few tickets remaining)
Mon, 4 Germany, Hamburg, Molotow - SOLD OUT
Tue, 5 Germany, Berlin, Privatclub - SOLD OUT
Wed, 6 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Sugar Factory - SOLD OUT
Fri, 8 France, Paris, Point Ephemere - SOLD OUT

 Taking Back Sunday Announce 'Twenty'.

Taking Back SundayWednesday 14th November 2018
Taking Back Sunday have unveiled the track listing and format details, for their 20-year anniversary compilation, Twenty. The 21-song collection will be released on January 11, 2019 and spans all seven of their full-length albums; 2002's Tell All Your Friends, 2004's Where You Want To Be, 2006's Louder Now, 2009's New Again, 2011's Taking Back Sunday, 2014's Happiness Is and 2016's Tidal Wave.

The set also features two new studio recordings, "All Ready To Go" and "A Song For Dan," tracks which hint at the direction that Taking Back Sunday are heading in the coming years. Available via Craft Recordings, Twenty will be released on CD, digital, and a 2-LP gatefold vinyl package. "All Ready To Go" will be released as an instant grat. single with all D2C and digital album pre-orders, on November 19, 2018.

In addition to the aforementioned formats, Taking Back Sunday are offering an exclusive 2-LP "panther's eye" vinyl edition of the compilation, plus new merchandise via the band's official store. Also available is a "koi pond" vinyl variant, offered exclusively from the Craft Recordings web store (in a limited quantity) or via your local independent record store.

Throughout 2019, Taking Back Sunday will be embarking on an extensive worldwide tour, paying tribute to their catalog – and their fans – with full album performances. Visit www.takingbacksunday.com for the latest confirmed dates (new show announcements coming soon) and more information.

Twenty Track Listing

Cute Without The 'E' (Cut From The Team) 
You're So Last Summer 
Timberwolves At New Jersey 
A Decade Under The Influence 
Set Phasers To Stun 
One-Eighty By Summer 
Liar (It Takes One To Know One) 
MakeDamnSure 
What's It Feel Like To Be A Ghost?  
My Blue Heaven  
Sink Into Me 
Everything Must Go 
Faith (When I Let You Down) 
Call Me In The Morning 
Flicker, Fade 
Better Homes And Gardens 
Tidal Wave  
You Can't Look Back 
Call Come Running 
All Ready To Go  *
A Song For Dan  *

 Architects Release New Music Video.

ArchitectsWednesday 14th November 2018
Today, ARCHITECTS have shared the amazing new video for album opener "Death is Not Defeat",a song from their critically acclaimed new album Holy Hell.

Watch "Death is Not Defeat" vide HERE

'Holy Hell', which was released last Friday, November 9th, has been receiving rave reviews from the music press across Europe and the U.K. Physical and digital links to purchase/stream the album can be found via the band's website.

ARCHITECTS will be embarking on their biggest-ever European/UK tour, in January and February 2019. The band will be playing several arenas, including Wembley SSE Arena in London, Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Mitsubishi-Electric-Halle in Dusseldorf, as well as the biggest venues they've played in Europe so far. Before this tour, they be heading to Russia and Ukraine for three shows in December this year. Tickets are on sale now. Please see below for the full list of dates.

Supports on all dates are Beartooth and Polaris
14 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
15 Jan 2019 - Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
17 Jan 2019 – Glasgow, O2 Academy (UK) - TICKETS
18 Jan 2019 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (UK)  - TICKETS
19 Jan 2019 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley (UK) - TICKETS


Critical Praise for Holy Hell:
"bracing, anthemic, heartfelt and occasionally even eerily dreamlike"
The Guardian, UK (4/5)
"a modern classic of the genre" - NME (5/5)
"cathartic, emotional stunner" – Kerrang, UK (5/5)
"the year's most affecting metal record" – Total Guitar, UK (5/5)

"Rather than echo what's come before, ARCHITECTS have taken the baton and run with it. This is the story of what comes next." - Upset Magazine 5/5

"a victory" – Metal Hammer, UK (4/5)

"Tom's legacy has been treated with fierce, fierce love and in doing so ARCHITECTS have been able to draw strength from their sadness and ultimately triumph from tragedy" - Clash Magazine (8/10)

"powerfully honest, and refreshingly unfiltered" – DIY, UK (4/5)
 
Watch 'Modern Misery' video - HERE
Watch "Royal Beggars" video HERE
Watch "Hereafter" video HERE
 
Watch the bands documentary film about the making of 'Holy Hell' – HERE

 New Years Day Release New Song 'Skeletons'.

New Years DayWednesday 14th November 2018
New Years Day have just dropped their new song "Skeletons" off of their forthcoming full-length album, which is slated for release spring 2019. The track is available on all streaming services HERE.

"I have been working for over a year, constantly writing new music. We want everyone to know that a new wave of music will be coming to you soon and I thought our new song 'Skeletons' would be a great intro to the new world of my band, New Years Day," states Ash Costello about the band's newest release. "More than anything, I wanted the era of New Years Day to be rock that is also fun to listen to."

"'Skeletons' is about wanting to know all the parts of someone, even the parts they deem to be negative. It's saying that when you are into someone, you're into ALL of them, and want to love the dark in them as well as the light. It's a fun rock song with a heavy riff intro, a bouncy lead vocal line, and a soaring chorus."

The Anaheim rockers will be hitting the road with Halestorm and In This Moment starting on November 16th in Norfolk, Virginia and wrapping on December 16th in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The band will be hitting major markets such as New York City, Dallas, Orlando, Detroit, and more. This will conclude a full year of touring with the all-female-fronted U.S. tour. For more information on tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit the band's website HERE. Fans can also purchase VIP passes, which doesn't include a ticket, HERE.

Formed in Orange County, Calif. by Ashley Costello, New Years Day shook the scene with their Century Media debut, Victim to Villain, in 2013 featuring their breakout single "Angel Eyes." The five-piece later cemented their place in the heavy music landscape with their Epidemic EP and critically-acclaimed Malevolence full-length in 2015, clocking more than 20 million views on YouTube. The band has since become the most visually-captivating group in modern rock, playing for millions of fans around the world, sharing the stage with Ozzy Osbourne, Nine Inch Nails, Escape The Fate, Hellyeah and Five Finger Death Punch while also headlining the longest-running touring festival, Vans Warped Tour, in 2017. As new challenges and new worlds beckon, the band released their most recent EP, Diary of a Creep, in January to pay tribute to the artists who shaped them thus far. The EP featured renditions of Garbage's "Only Happy When It Rains," New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle," No Doubt's "Don't Speak" and their original track "Disgust Me". Watch the music video for "Disgust Me" HERE.

NEW YEARS DAY TOUR DATES

Supporting Halestorm & In This Moment

Nov 16 - Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
Nov 17 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Nov 18 - Pittsburg, PA @ Rex Theater^
Nov 20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Events Plaza
Nov 21 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County Expo Center
Nov 23 - Syracuse, NY @ Convention Center
Nov 24 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Nov 26 - Cleveland, OH @ Cleve Masonic Auditorium
Nov 27 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Nov 29 - Saint Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre
Dec 1 - Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
Dec 2 - Park City, KS @ Hartman Arena
Dec 4 - Springfield, MO @ Shrine Mosque
Dec 5 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
Dec 7 - Hammond, IN @ Horseshoe Casino
Dec 8 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
Dec 10 - Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater*
Dec 11 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
Dec 12 - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom
Dec 14 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena
Dec 15 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live*
Dec 16 - Saint Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater
^w/Dematus
*No Halestorm 

 Architects New Album 'Holy Hell' Out Now.

ArchitectsFriday 9th November 2018
ARCHITECTS have today released their highly anticipated, eighth album 'Holy Hell' through Epitaph Records.

The release, which at times seemed as impossible as possible, has already been heralded as a "cathartic, emotional stunner" (Kerrang! 5/5), "a victory" (Metal Hammer 8/10) and led Upset Magazine to place the band on their current November cover, give 'Holy Hell' a 5/5 review and state "Rather than echo what's come before, Architects have taken the baton and run with it. This is the story of what comes next."

"I was desperate not to continue as some shitty, half-arsed version that paled in comparison to what we were before. I'd rather have thrown in the towel," explains Dan Searle in an interview with Alternative Press, referring to continuing the band after the heart-wrenching loss of his twin brother and Architects' co-founder, Tom Searle. 

"There was no band for a period of time. It was just a group of best friends and we were lucky to have each other," Sam Carter offered in a recent Kerrang cover story. Architects take fans behind-the-scenes of the triumphant return that is Holy Hell with the documentary, "Holy Ghost" (https://found.ee/architects_holyghost), chronicling various periods of their recording sessions as well as riveting, bittersweet footage from Architects' February 2018, sold out performance to 10,000 fans at London's Alexandra Palace.

Reviews for the 11-song album have been outstanding across the board, with DIY Magazine calling it "powerfully honest, and refreshingly unfiltered", Total Guitar dubbing it "the year's most affecting metal record" and Clash Magazine calling it "a stunning record that lays their pain, vulnerability and strength right out on the table".

Physical and digital links to purchase/stream the album can be found via the band's website - HERE

ARCHITECTS have announced two intimate UK in-store signings, the first at Banquet Records (Kingston) on Friday 9th November at 5pm and the second at Resident Records (the bands hometown of Brighton) on Saturday 10th November at 6:30pm. For further details, check the below links:

Banquet Records in Kingston signing link - HERE
Resident Records in Brighton signing link - HERE
  
ARCHITECTS have also announced their biggest-ever European/UK tour, taking place in January and February 2019. The band will be playing several arenas, including Wembley SSE Arena in London, Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Mitsubishi-Electric-Halle in Dusseldorf, as well as the biggest venues they've played in Europe so far. Before this tour, they be heading to Russia and Ukraine for three shows in December this year. Tickets are on sale now. Please see below for the full list of UK dates:

Supports on all dates are Beartooth and Polaris
14 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
15 Jan 2019 - Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
17 Jan 2019 – Glasgow, O2 Academy (UK) - TICKETS
18 Jan 2019 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (UK)  - TICKETS
19 Jan 2019 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley (UK) - TICKETS

 Dance Gavin Dance Release New Song 'Son Of Robot'.

Dance Gavin DanceFriday 9th November 2018
 American rock quintet Dance Gavin Dance have released a brand new video for song Son Of Robot. The song is from the band's album Artificial Selection out now via Rise Records. The album was produced by the band, Kris Crummett, Erik Ron and Dryw Owens, Artificial Selection is the strongest and most wondrously diverse showcase yet for the lauded post-hardcore experimentalists, equal parts intense, melodic, and unbound. 

Watch new video for Son Of Robot here

Artificial Selection is available now here.
Where most bands erroneously claim wholly distinct identities, Dance Gavin Dance truly defies categorization. The Sacramento based outfit possess the kind of artistic compass shared with broadminded but metal and punk-rooted iconoclasts like The Mars Volta and Coheed and Cambria, but use it to diverge wildly, charting a new course that incorporates the melodic post-hardcore of Thursday or Taking Back Sunday with a taste of earnest pop melancholy.  

Dance Gavin Dance fans have streamed "We Own the Night" nearly 12 million times on Spotify alone, with staple catalog anthems "Chucky vs. the Giant Tortoise," "Young Robot," "Inspire the Liars," and "Deception" accounting for another 30 million streams on top of that. Their albums regularly chart in the Billboard 200, they've graced the cover of magazines like Alternative Press, and toured with Vans Warped Tour, A Day To Remember, and Pierce The Veil, all on their own terms.

 Cancer Bats Announce Lengthy 2019 UK Tour.

Cancer BatsFriday 9th November 2018
Following their rabble-rousing tour with Anti-Flag, the muthafuckin' Cancer Bats are excited to announce a huge headline tour of the UK and Europe in early 2019.  They will be joined on the run by Bleed From Within and Underside.

"UNITED KINGDOM!!! IT IS OUR TIME TO RAGE !!! THE SPARK THAT MOVES THE UK TOUR IS NOW UPON US !!! In January we will be tearing our way across your lands, ripping up all of our favourite venues, for crazy, packed, sweaty Bats Shows! To make sure these shows are cranked to the max were bringing our Scottish brothers BLEED FROM WITHIN !!! We can't wait to get this party going! Make sure you grab tickets and let's celebrate 12 years of gnarly shows in the UK TOGETHER!!!! " - Liam Cormier, Vocals.


Tickets go on sale on Friday November 9th at 10am GMT.  Links below or www.ticketmaster.co.uk/www.livenation.co.uk

Be sure to catch Cancer Bats at one of the following shows:

January

21st Aldershot, Westend Centre
22nd Tunbridge Wells, Forum
23rd Brighton, The Haunt
24th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
25th Reading, Sub 89
26th Exeter, Cavern
27th Plymouth, Junction
28th Bristol, Fleece
29th Stoke On Trent, Sugarmill
30th Manchester, Rebellion
31st Liverpool, Phase 1

February

1st Edinburgh, La Belle Angele
2nd Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
3rd Leeds, The Key Club
4th Newcastle, Think Tank
5th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
6th Norwich, Epic Studios
7th Cambridge, Junction
8th Milton Keyes, The Crauford Arms
9th London, The 100 Club

March

7th Netherlands, Eindhoven, Dynamo
8th Belgium, Antwerp, Kavka
9th Germany, Dortmund, Junkyard
10th France, Paris, Backstage By The Mill
11th France, Nantes, Ferrailleur
12th France, Dunkerque, 4 Ecluses
13th Switzerland, Bern, ISC Club
14th Austria, Vienna, Arena
15th Germany, Munich, Feierwerk
16th Germany, Leipzig, Naumanns
17th Hungary, Budapest, Durer Kert
18th Czech Republic, Prague, Underdogs/Eternia
19th Poland, Warsaw, Poglos
20th Germany, Berlin, Musik & Frieden
21st Germany, Hamburg, Headcrash
22nd Denmark, Copenhagen, Hotel Cecil
23rd Sweden, Stockholm, Fryshuset
24th Norway, Oslo, Parkteatret

 Bryan adams Announces Huge UK Tour For 2019.

Bryan AdamsFriday 9th November 2018
Armed with a career spanning over four decades and a signature brand of feel-good rock'n'roll hits, Canadian icon Bryan Adams announces his massive new 'Shine A Light' UK tour. The seven-date tour which precedes his forthcoming album (more info to come), is set to kick off in Belfast on 25th February 2019. Tickets go on general sale, 9am on Friday 2nd November 2018. However, fans who pre-order the album by 3pm Tuesday 30th October 2018, will gain exclusive access to the ticket pre-sale beginning 9am Wednesday 31st October. 

American Express® presale will run from 9am on Wednesday 31 October to 9am on Friday 2 November 2018 for all eligible American Express Cardmembers. T&Cs apply.
Visit: www.axs.com/amexpresale 

One of the most highly acclaimed singer/songwriters, Bryan Adams is known for hit singles "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You", "Summer Of '69" and his Rod Stewart and Sting collaboration "All for Love". The Grammy winning artist has seen success from a string of number 1's in over 40 countries and has sold an excess of 65 million records worldwide. His thirst for performing and unique take on live concerts have established him as one of the world's best rock singers of our time.

SHINE A LIGHT UK DATES: 
Feb 25TH Belfast – The SSE Arena 
Feb 27TH London – The SSE Arena, Wembley
Mar 1ST Sheffield – FlyDSA Arena 
Mar 2ND Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
Mar 3RD Liverpool – Echo Arena
Mar 5TH Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena 
Mar 6TH Bournemouth – International Centre

 Sevendust To Tour The UK In December.

SevendustFriday 9th November 2018
US headbangers SEVENDUST have unveiled a new music video for the latest song released from their twelfth studio album and Rise Records debut, All I See Is War. “Unforgiven” is set in a post-apocalyptic world created from an idea director Scott Hansen presented to the band. The concept is that the world is rebuilding and the youth will be the ones to keep mankind going long after the adults are no longer around, a message that has been shared throughout society for decades. The video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/f_qScOrrR-s.

“The ‘Unforgiven’ video was a great experience for me. I loved working with everyone on that shoot. It was like being in a movie for real and I hope we can do something like that again,” enthuses vocalist Lajon Witherspoon.

SEVENDUST’s twelfth studio album, ‘All I See Is War’ has picked up notable critical acclaim, with Rock Sound stating, "impeccably slick... the quality of these songs remains undeniable." Kerrang! added, "a surprisingly contemporary return," praising frontman Lajon Witherspoon as "the velvet-throated singer sounding every bit as impressive as he did at the turn of the millennium." Total Guitar laud the band for "consistently strong albums, packing heavy hooks, soulful vocal harmonies, and inventive rhythms,” while Classic Rock praised “the Atlanta band’s best album in years… a solidly emphatic musical statement.” Upset championed SEVENDUST’s history, complimenting, “Twelve albums in, they still know how to rock.” Powerplay awarded the album a 9/10 score, declaring it a "masterpiece of sound... emphasising the band's artistry to its full potential." As for the live show, when Metal Hammer caught their set at a major US festival this summer, they bestowed a 9/10 rating and called them, “one of the day’s best bands.”

SEVENDUST recently wrapped a successful tour of the United States opening for Clutch. On December 1st, the band will make a long-heralded return to the UK for a week of headline dates, their first shows here in seven years.

Dates are as follows:
Sat 1st Dec - SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms (tickets)
Sun 2nd Dec - LONDON Electric Brixton (tickets)
Tue 4th Dec - MANCHESTER Academy 2 (tickets)
Wed 5th Dec - GLASGOW Garage (tickets)
Thu 6th Dec - NOTTINGHAM Rock City (tickets)
Fri 7th Dec - BRISTOL SWX (tickets)

SEVENDUST will close out 2018 with 3 hometown shows in Atlanta, Georgia at The Masquerade on December 28th, 29th, and 31st. The New Year’s Eve show will also feature the band performing their iconic album Home in its entirety. Fans can go to www.sevendust.com for more information on the tour, VIP packages and ticket purchase links to all shows.

 Amon Amarth Announce Fan screening In London For Concert Film.

Amon AmarthFriday 9th November 2018
On November 16th, Amon Amarth will release their new documentary and supporting live album, The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm - which includes a retrospective documentary featuring a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film tells the Swedish quintet's history, through both their own eyes and those of the fans that have supported them along the way. It is a thrilling collection that pays respect to the faithful, as well as making for a detailed and riveting introduction for those new to their inspiring story. Paired with this documentary is the live video/audio, which contains two different sets at 2017's Summer Breeze Festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany, capturing the unit at their very best.

Having played the German festival numerous times over the years, and loving the family vibe they have always experienced there, Amon Amarth leapt at the chance to appear twice in the same year. Playing a secret, smaller scale set that focused primarily on older material, and then headlining the main stage with full production - including their giant sea serpent and lots of fire - allowed them to showcase their songs at their best - though putting together setlists from such a mighty catalogue was not the easiest of tasks. "For the first night, we wanted to write a set that the fans would enjoy by wholly diving into our back catalogue but also keeping it interesting," explains guitarist Olavi Mikkonen. "But putting the two shows together also made us realise that we have a lot of songs to choose from!" 

UK fans will get the chance to watch the release early, with a special fan screening event taking place in London on the evening of Monday, November 12th, at the Everyman cinema on Baker Street. With the band's Johan Hegg (vocals) and Johan Söderberg (guitar) flying in to take part in a live Q&A on the night as well, hosted by producer Alex Milas and director Phil Wallis, it's sure to be a very memorable evening. With very limited spaces, don't delay in picking up tickets, which are on sale now!

GET SCREENING EVENT TICKETS AT:
https://www.everymancinema.com/film-info/amon-amarth-live-qa

The release will be available in multiple UK formats via label Music For Nations, including CD/2DVD 8-Panel Digipak, Blu-ray (which includes audio digital download of Main Stage Show), and 2LP black vinyl.

WATCH 'RAISE YOUR HORNS' AND PRE-ORDER AT:
https://amonamarth.lnk.to/pursuitofvikings

CD track-listing (Main Stage Show: August 17th, 2017):
1. The Pursuit of Vikings
2. As Loke Falls
3. First Kill
4. The Way of Vikings
5. At Dawn's First Light
6. Cry of the Black Birds
7. Deceiver of the Gods
8. Destroyer of the Universe
9. Death in Fire
10. Father of the Wolf
11. Runes to My Memory
12. War of the Gods
13. Raise Your Horns
14. A Dream That Cannot Be
15. Guardians of Asgaard
16. Twilight of the Thunder God

DVD Digipak and Blu-ray track-listings:
--Documentary
--T-Stage Show: August 16th, 2017
1. Twilight of the Thunder God
2. Free Will Sacrifice
3. With Oden on Our Side
4. The Last with Pagan Blood
5. For the Stabwounds in Our Backs
6. Thousand Years of Oppression
7. Gods of War Arise
8. Versus the World
9. Asator
10. Under the Northern Star
11. Fate of Norns
12. Varyags of Miklagaard
13. Live for the Kill
14. Victorious March
--Main Stage Show: August 17th, 2017
1. The Pursuit of Vikings
2. As Loke Falls
3. First Kill
4. The Way of Vikings
5. At Dawn's First Light
6. Cry of the Black Birds
7. Deceiver of the Gods
8. Destroyer of the Universe
9. Death in Fire
10. Father of the Wolf
11. Runes to My Memory
12. War of the Gods
13. Raise Your Horns
14. A Dream That Cannot Be
15. Guardians of Asgaard
16. Twilight of the Thunder God

Vinyl track-listing (Main Stage Show: August 17th, 2017):
SIDE A
1. The Pursuit of Vikings
2. As Loke Falls
3. First Kill
4. The Way of Vikings
SIDE B
5. At Dawn's First Light
6. Cry of the Black Birds
7. Deceiver of the Gods
8. Destroyer of the Universe
9. Death in Fire
SIDE C
10. Father of the Wolf
11. Runes to My Memory
12. War of the Gods
13. Raise Your Horns
SIDE D
14. A Dream That Cannot Be
15. Guardians of Asgaard
16. Twilight of the Thunder God

 Hollywood Undead Release New EP 'Psalms'.

Hollywood UndeadFriday 9th November 2018
Hollywood Undead’s surprise EP, PSALMS, is out today! The record is a companion piece to last year’s LP, FIVE, and features previously released tracks, “Gotta Let Go” and “Another Level,” as well as three brand new songs: “Bloody Nose,” “Live Fast Die Young,” and “Something to Believe.”

Complete with an eclectic blend of pop, rock, and rap, PSALMS showcases the five-piece’s versatility, diverse musicianship, and authentic songwriting. “On our new EP, we tackle darker subjects such as life, death, and suicide. As a band, we try to convey messages of hope and with this project specifically, redemption,” says Johnny 3 Tears (vocals, bass guitar). “If I could speak to every individual who needs help I would. But no one can do that, and that’s why we make the music we do. Hopefully we can help someone with these songs. They have definitely helped us.” Fans can stream and download the EP HERE.

Since unveiling “Gotta Let Go” and “Another Level” earlier this year, the standout tracks have racked up over 10 million views and streams. The group also recently clocked over 1.1 billion total U.S. streams across their catalog, over two million monthly listeners on Spotify, and over 440 million total YouTube views – all marking impressive achievements in their career.

The band return to the UK in April next year for a 9-date headline run, catch them at the following shows:

Tue 23rd Apr  London                      O2 Academy Brixton
Wed 24th Apr Bristol,                        O2 Academy Bristol
Thu 25th Apr  Bournemouth           O2 Academy Bournemouth
Sat 27th Apr   Liverpool                   Liverpool Guild of Students
Sun 28th Apr  Leeds                         O2 Academy Leeds
Tue 30th Apr  Newcastle upon Tyne         O2 Academy Newcastle
Wed 01 May Sheffield                    O2 Academy Sheffield
Fri 03 May     Nottingham               Rock City
Sat 4 May      Cardiff                        The Great Hall

PSALMS Track Listing:
1. Bloody Nose
2. Live Fast Die Young
3. Something to Believe
4. Another Level
5. Gotta Let Go

Hollywood Undead UK Tour 2019

April
23– London, U.K. @ O2 Academy Brixton
24 – Bristol, U.K. @ O2 Academy Bristol
25 – Bournemouth, U.K. @ O2 Academy Bournemouth
27 – Liverpool, U.K. @ Liverpool Guild of Students
28 – Leeds, U.K. @ O2 Academy Leeds
30 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K. @ O2 Academy Newcastle

May
01 – Sheffield, U.K. @ O2 Academy Sheffield
03 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Rock City
04 – Cardiff, U.K.

 Rival Sons Announce New Album 'Feral Roots'.

Rival SonsFriday 9th November 2018
Rival Sons have announced the release of their highly-anticipated new album. FERAL ROOTS arrives everywhere on January 25th via GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Dave Cobb's major label imprint Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records. The forthcoming LP, which was announced today via Consequence of Sound here, and is highlighted by the brand new track "Back In The Woods."  "Back In The Woods" is streaming today on Rival Sons' official YouTube channel and at all DSPs.

Produced by longtime collaborator Cobb at Nashville's famed RCA Studio A and the equally legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL, FERAL ROOTS marks Rival Sons' Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records debut. Featuring covering artwork painted by renowned contemporary artist Martin Wittfooth, FERAL ROOTS is available for pre-order today with exclusive pre-order bundles - including limited edition vinyl and autographed lithographs of the Wittfooth designed cover art - available at www.rivalsons.com.  All pre-orders are joined by instant grat downloads of the previously released album track "Do Your Worst," and "Back In The Woods." 

"Do Your Worst" - which is closing in on the Top 15 at Active Rock Radio - debuted last month via Rolling Stone, who hailed the single as "a relentless rocker with a gritty verse spearheaded by a sinister lead guitar riff and thumping drums. The track takes a deft turn when it hits the chorus, forgoing out-and-out guitar bombast for rousing gang vocals with singer Jay Buchanan leading the charge."

Known far and wide as a powerhouse live act, Rival Sons will celebrate FERAL ROOTS with a worldwide tour schedule, including a headline European run set for early 2019. North American dates will be announced in the weeks to come. For updates, please visit www.rivalsons.com.
01. Do Your Worst
02. Sugar on the Bone
03. Back in the Woods
04. Look Away
05. Feral Roots
06. Too Bad
07. Stood By Me
08. Imperial Joy
09. All Directions
10. End of Forever
11. Shooting Stars

 Dream Theater Announce New Album 'Distance Over Time'.

Dream TheaterWednesday 7th November 2018
Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater announce the forthcoming worldwide release of their 14th studio album, Distance Over Time on February 22, 2019. Distance Over Time showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band’s new label InsideOutMusic / Sony Music. The artwork was created by long-time cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour). Distance Over Time was produced by John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse, and mastered by Tom Baker.

“When I listen back to the album, I can distinctly recall every moment of the writing process; where I was standing in the room, what inspired us in that instant and the meaning behind each song. As a producer, my goal was to try and create the best-sounding Dream Theater record we’ve ever made so that listeners can just be enveloped in the music. I really wanted this recording to truly reflect the spirit, joy, and passion that went into making the album and for people to walk away feeling some of the organic nature, personality, and raw energy that the band captured while together in the studio. For me, I think it accomplishes that and I hope that other people will feel the same way,” explains John Petrucci.

In June 2018, Dream Theater secluded themselves in a private location in upstate New York to begin writing for the new record. While spending the summer living together in the property's adjacent residence, the band spent their days and nights crafting the music that would make up the new album in the ‘Yonderbarn’; a beautiful and spacious barn that had been meticulously transformed into a state-of-the art film and recording studio. Following an intense & extremely productive period of group writing sessions and wanting to retain the magic that was captured in this scenic and inspiring location, they decided to record the album in the very room they had all convened to write together in. Living together during the writing and recording for Distance Over Time marked another first for the band’s 33-year career. The result is a heavier collection of songs that showcases the early roots of the band while exploring new territory as musicians and as friends.

“It was like going back to summer camp,” adds James LaBrie. “Being around each other the whole time made it that much more of a profound experience. I think the songs reflect the energy. It was a lot of fun to have a situation so powerful at this point in our career.”

It has been 3 years since Dream Theater released new music. To announce the details of the brand new album, Dream Theater enlisted the help of one lucky contest winner to break the news of the record to the loyal fans of the band. An alternate reality game was launched that encompassed a “treasure hunt” whereby fans were able to search for clues hidden in various photos, videos, social media posts, and more. Ultimately, one lucky winner was given access to content before everyone else including the release date and cover artwork, and the winner would be the one to share the first taste of never before heard music. Listen to that first teaser here: https://youtu.be/TKi3aQyWqHM.

Dream Theater is also planning to hit the road in support of the new album. The Distance Over Time Tour of North America was recently announced and kicks off on March 20, 2019 in California. Information on tickets for all upcoming shows as well as VIP packages can be found at www.dreamtheater.net. More tour dates for the worldwide tour will be announced in the near future.

Progressive metal pioneers Dream Theater - James LaBrie (Vocals), John Petrucci (Guitars), Jordan Rudess (Keyboards), John Myung (Bass), and Mike Mangini (Drums) - share a bond with one of the most passionate fan bases around the globe as evidenced by their two GRAMMY® Award nominations, platinum-certified videos, multiple Top Ten-charting albums selling over 15 million records worldwide, and numerous other accolades. On its 14th full-length and first release for InsideOutMusic / Sony Music, Distance Over Time, the band recharge the brotherhood that has kept them creating music together for over 30 years. It’s Dream Theater at their most dynamic, direct, and definitive.

In 2018, InsideOutMusic is celebrating 25 years as one of the leading labels worldwide for progressive music and is part of the Century Media Label Group, a division of Sony Music.

 Dream State Announce UK Tour.

Dream StateWednesday 7th November 2018
Welsh 5 piece and Kerrang! Awards 2018 'Best British Breakthrough' winners DREAM STATE are off on their biggest ever UK headline tour to date, through March and April 2019. They will be playing 24 shows in less than a month, including a London Underworld show on April 17th and a Welsh return to Cardiff at Clwb Ifor Bach on 22nd April (the tours final date).  Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday 9th November at 10am.

The band have also released a cover version of 'Crawling' by Linkin Park for a 'Songs That Saved My Life' compilation, out November 9th on Hopeless Records, which you can listen to on Kerrang.com - HERE

From DREAM STATE vocalist CJ on the single/video - "We are really stoked about this tour! It's our biggest headline tour yet and we are excited to see all the fans again. We're hitting a few new places, so we hope to expand the team a bit more and just have a good time. We will be dropping a lot of new music so can't wait to express these new songs on the stage."

"We are also happy to share a song with you and its a cover of "Crawling" by Linkin Park. It is part of the "Songs That Saved My Life" compilation being released this Friday on Hopeless Records. Linkin Park helped shape us as people and musicians and their music aided us during the darkest times and helped inspire the music we make today."

"We are currently in the throes of album writing and we are so happy on how it's all coming together. We are currently working hard on getting this album out, so we can tour in more countries and reach out to as many people as possible, it's been a whirlwind of emotions and we can't wait to show the world what we have to offer."

Live wise, the band have just finished touring the UK and Europe with The Amity Affliction, having previously toured the UK with  As It Is, played shows in Europe with Baby Metal and played at their first Download and 2000trees Festivals this summer. For ALL the March/April UK headline dates, see below:

M A R C H
23RD  BRISTOL - EXCHANGE
24TH  EXETER - CAVERN
26TH  PLYMOUTH - THE JUNCTION
27TH  SOUTHAMPTON - JOINERS
28TH  READING - FACE BAR
29TH  TUNBRIDGE WELLS - FORUM

A P R I L
1ST GUILDFORD - BOILEROOM
2ND  OXFORD - BULLINGDON
3RD  PETERBOROUGH - MET LOUNGE
4TH  BIRMINGHAM - FLAPPER
6TH BLACKPOOL - BOOTLEG SOCIAL
7TH  MANCHESTER - DEAF INSTITUTE
9TH  GLASGOW - KING TUTS
10TH  ABERDEEN - KRAKATOA
11TH  EDINBURGH - SNEAKY PETES
12TH  NEWCASTLE - THINK TANK
14TH  LEEDS - KEY CLUB
15TH  HULL - WELLY
16TH  NOTTINGHAM - ROCK CITY BASEMENT
17TH  LONDON - UNDERWORLD
19TH  NORWICH - WATERFRONT STUDIO
20TH  MILTON KEYNES - CRAUFURD ARMS
21ST BRIGHTON - HOPE & RUIN
22ND CARDIFF - CLWB IFOR BACH

 Paul Weller Announces Forestry Commision Shows.

Paul WellerMonday 5th November 2018
Paul Weller is the first artist to announce gigs as part of Forest Live 2019, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.

Paul’s latest release ‘True Meanings’, entered the UK charts at No 2. It is his fourteenth solo album and the twenty-sixth studio album of his career that began in 1977 with The Jam’s debut album ‘In the City’. Five era-defining albums followed before he experienced further recognition with The Style Council and subsequent success with numerous solo releases such as ‘Wild Wood’, ‘Wake Up The Nation’ and ‘Sonik Kicks’. Paul Weller’s versatility and creative edge has connected with fans across the generations, making him one of the most significant players of the British Music scene over the past four decades. A cultural icon, his impact, relevance and popularity with the public, fellow musicians and critics alike remains unabated in his milestone 60th year.

Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series held every summer by Forestry Commission England in seven beautiful forests. Over 1.75 million people have attended a forest gig in the last eighteen years. Money raised from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Paul Weller made his Forest Live debut in 2004 and has played to sell-out crowds ever since, with his most recent appearances being in 2014. Commenting on the new dates, Paul said, “The Forest shows are always great gigs for us and it’s been a while since I last did them so I’m really looking forward to them next year.”

Paul Weller + guests
Friday 14 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Sunday 16 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Friday 21 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Saturday 22 June: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
Friday 28 June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorks.
Saturday 29 June: Sherwood Pines, near Mansfield, Notts.
Saturday 6 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Tickets £48.50 (plus £5.35 booking fee) go on sale at 9am Friday 9 November from Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online: www.forestryengland.uk/music 

 Lacuna Coil Celebrate 20th Anniversary.

Lacuna CoilSunday 4th November 2018
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of LACUNA COIL’s debut. To celebrate this special year, they played an exceptional show on January 19 in London at the O2 Forum Kentish Town. The unique, one-time event was filmed and recorded for “The 119 Show - Live In London” which is scheduled for release 09 November 2018.

Today doesn’t just mark the first date on their current European tour, but also the release of the clip for 'The House Of Shame (The 119 Show - Live In London)' which you can find here: https://youtu.be/pftNuEdALXA

The band previously released 'Blood, Tears, Dust (The 119 Show - Live In London)': https://youtu.be/rwibMSSN7ac, as well as a trailer https://youtu.be/0Ui21FFcH9M

Fans can look forward not only to a very special live performance that was accompanied by the UK circus group Incandescence, but also to a career spanning set including LACUNA COIL songs never played live before.

“The 119 Show - Live In London” is available in the following formats:

  • 2CD/DVD
  • Blu-ray/DVD/2CD
  • Digital Album


Click here for pre-orders: https://lacunacoil.lnk.to/The119Show
 
Make sure to catch them live at one of the following dates:

02.11.18 (DE) Weissenhäuser Strand - Metal Hammer Paradise
03.11.18 (BE) Bruges - Entrepot
04.11.18 (NL) Leiden - Gebr. De Nobel
06.11.18 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
08.11.18 (DE) Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
09.11.18 (DE) Weinheim - Café Central
10.11.18 (DE) Cologne - Club Volta
11.11.18 (DE) Dresden - Scheune
13.11.18 (DE) Munich - Strom
14.11.18 (DE) Nürnberg - Hirsch
15.11.18 (IT) Milan - Santeria

 Black Peaks Release New Single.

Black PeaksSundya 4th November 2018
Brighton 4 piece BLACK PEAKS release the new single/video 'Fate I' today, Friday 2nd November, following its exclusive first play last night (Thursday Nov 1st) on Radio 1 with Annie Mac. The new video for 'Fate I' sees the band live and on the road in the UK and Europe (a tour that they are actually still currently on), directed and edited by photographer
Sam Lees (www.samlees.net)

Listen back to the Annie Mac Radio 1 show/play - HERE
Watch the video for 'Fate I' - HERE

The band were also announced last week as support on the huge month long Enter Shikari UK headline tour in Jan/Feb 2019. For full list of dates, see below:

UK tour with Enter Shikari (other support Palaye Royale):
Fri-Jan-11 UK Nottingham Rock City
Sat-Jan-12 UK London Brixton Academy
Sun-Jan-13 UK Leicester 02 Academy
Tue-Jan-15 Wales Llandudno Venue Cymru
Wed-Jan-16 UK Liverpool 02 Academy
Fri-Jan-18 UK Bristol 02 Academy
Sat-Jan-19 UK Southend Cliffs Pavillion
Sun-Jan-20 UK Norwich UEA
Wed-Jan-23 UK Glasgow Barrowlands
Thu-Jan-24 UK Aberdeen Beach Ballroom
Fri-Jan-25 UK Inverness Ironworks
Sat-Jan-26 UK Preston Guildhall
Mon-Jan-28 UK Northampton Roadmender
Tue-Jan-29 UK Southampton Guildhall
Wed-Jan-30 UK Cambridge Corn Exchange
Fri-Feb-1 UK Birmingham 02 Academy
Sat-Feb-2 UK Leeds 02 Academy
Sun-Feb-3 UK Manchester Academy
Mon-Feb-4 UK Newcastle 02 Academy


A bit about the meaning behind the single 'Fate I' from singer Will Gardner - "The songwriting for 'All That Divides' happened over two sessions, and 'Fate' was one of the last songs that came from first batch. We started playing it live towards the end of the Statues tour. The main section of the song came together when our tour van was stopped in the middle of the Yorkshire countryside, and for some reason Joe (Gosney, guitar) decided this was the best possible time to change his guitar strings... He started jamming the final section of the song and we all immediately shouted - 'Wooahh! That's awesome, lets keep that!'

Lyrically the song was inspired by some 'people watching' - and observing examples of humanity's lack of empathy, and self-obsession, especially in terms of how we treat the environment. Digging deeper, the song questions whether we are at a turning point where we can change our mindset and realise that we, as humans, don't 'own' the world. Much like a lot of the album, we we're keen to create a bit of a 'journey', and while the song comes from a place of sadness and anger, the chorus also has a undertone of hope and optimism."
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This single is the first part of the final double track 'Fate I & II' taken from the bands newly released 2nd album 'All That Divides', which came out on October 5th through Rise Records/BMG to rave reviews across the board. NME gave the album 5/5 and said "With 'All That Divides', the band delivers an album that's confident, stylistically cohesive, and points towards their ascending star in the future. If there's one thing that this album shows, it's that Black Peaks are a force to be reckoned with." whist Upset Magazine (of who put the band on the cover for their September issue) gave the album 5/5 and said ''BLACK PEAKS bellow unity from the rooftops. It's not a political record, but it does dish out the blame...rather than dwelling in the more though, BLACK PEAKS want hope. They need it...A call to arms entwined, it's a record of struggle and resistance. It doesn't have the answers, but it knows they're out there. It wants to find them together.".

Other outlets like Kerrang! (4/5), Dork (5/5), Metal Hammer (8/10), Planet Rock Magazine (4/5), Rhythm (4/5), Discovered Magazine (10/10), The Skinny (4/5) and New Noise (US - 5/5) backed up the praise, with The Independent stating "..their sublime second album All That Divides, which is massive in every sense of the word. Bringing in Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse) was a master-stroke – his production plays a big part in how the album offers up vast sonic landscape that takes you on an intense, emotional journey via album highlight "Aether", across "Slow Seas", and closing on "Fate I & II". This feels like a real achievement."

The band have already released the singles 'Home', Electric Fires' and 'Can't Sleep', and the later was a Radio 1 Rock Show Rockest Record and Huw Stevens Single Of The Week in April, and is the opening track on 'All That Divides'. Live wise in 2018, on top of their recent UK 'All That Divides' headline tour (that took in two sold out London show at The Omera and The Underworld) the band have toured with A Perfect Circle across Europe, a UK tour with Marmozets and a special one off show for BBC Radio 1 in Swansea, as a headliner for their Biggest Weekend Fringe Festival/event. These tours add to an already impressive touring history that includes dates and tours in UK and Europe with the likes of Mastodon, Architects, A System Of A Down, Prophets Of Rage, Dillinger Escape Plan, Bury Tomorrow, Lonely The Brave and Arcane Roots. In the summer, the band will played a host of UK and European festivals including ArcTanGent (August) and Reading and Leeds (August), a 2nd stage headlining slot at the 2000trees Festival (July) and Fat Lip Festival (August).
 

 Godsmack Announce UK Tour.

GodsmackSunday 4th November 2018
GODSMACK, the multi-platinum band who recently had to postpone their fall European tour due to the unexpected death of the son of guitarist Tony Rombola, have announced plans for a 20-date trek in 2019. The tour is set to kick off on February 27 in London with Like A Storm confirmed as direct support.

Tickets are on sale now for all shows, including a second date at Live Music Hall in Germany recently added due to high demand. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. All tour dates listed below.

Earlier this year (4/27), GODSMACK released WHEN LEGENDS RISE via BMG (US) and Spinefarm (Worldwide) marking the band’s seventh studio album and their first in four years. The acclaimed 11-song collection, fuelled by the Top 5 rock song and video “Bulletproof” plus the title track “When Legends Rise,entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart in the top ten (#8), with four #1 placements on other charts: Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Music Albums, Top Independent Albums and Top Alternative Albums.

WHEN LEGENDS RISE is available on CD, LP and Digital; purchase or stream it here.

 

The band’s European dates are as follows:
DATE CITY VENUE
Wed 2/27 London, UK O2 Forum
Thu 2/28 Manchester, UK O2 Ritz Manchester
Fri 3/1 Birmingham, UK O2 Institute Birmingham
Mon 3/4 Milan, Italy Magazzini Generali
Wed 3/6 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex
Thu 3/7 Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall
Fri 3/8 Munich, Germany TonHalle Münche
Sun 3/10 Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall
Mon 3/11 Amsterdam, Holland The Melkweg
Wed 3/13 Antwerp, Belgium Trix
Sun 3/17 Oslo, Norway Rockerfeller Music Hall
Tue 3/19 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset
Thu 3/21 Copenhagen, Denmark The Grey Hall
Fri 3/22 Hamburg, Germany Docks
Sun 3/24 Berlin, Germany Huxleys Neue Welt
Tue 3/26 Warsaw, Poland Progresja
Wed 3/27 Vienna, Austria Arena
Thu 3/28 Budapest, Hungary Barba Negra Music Club
Sat 3/30 Sofia, Bulgaria Arena Armeec
Sun 3/31 Bucharest, Romania Arenele Romane

          

 As It Is Release New Music Video.

As It IsSunday 4th November 2018
Brighton quartet As It Is, have released a chilling and intense new music video for 'The Reaper', the band heaviest and darkest cut to date. The song featuring guest vocals from Aaron Gillespie of Underoath fame, who also makes an appearance in the horror inspired music video.  

'The Reaper' is taken from As It Is' new album, 'The Great Depression' released earlier this year via Fearless Records. The album also features the singles 'The Wounded World', 'The Stigma (Boys Don't Cry)' and 'The Fire, The Dark'.

Speaking of the video, Ben Langford-Biss says, "The Reaper is the moment in the record's narrative where The Poet becomes so desensitised to the concept of death, that death appears and manifests before him, offering an "escape"- not in a malicious way, but as a means of release from the pain The Poet is feeling. It was one of the most crucial and challenging moments in the narrative, and it was the last one that came together – lyrically and musically. 
To confer these themes of turmoil and conflict, the sort of inner claustrophobia The Poet is experiencing, we wanted the video to be gritty and dark. We ended up taking visual influence from some of our favourite horror movies and TV series, and our director Zak Pinchin really clicked with what we were trying to get across. 
The video shows each of us waking up trapped in rooms, each room representing one of the four stages of grief that the record is chaptered into; denial, anger, bargaining & acceptance. Each of us faces off with death in some respect, whether that be in a literal or metaphysical sense, and there is an external antagonist controlling the events in the rooms – forcing us to face our fears, our grief, or even ourselves.  We were super excited that Aaron Gillespie was able to be a part of the video, to play the part of this puppeteer / antagonist! 
Both the song and the video are so different to anything we've done before, and we're so fortunate that our fans have embraced the darker and heavier side of our band & our constant desire to progress in new directions. And we just cannot wait to finally bring this album to life on stage when we finally start touring The Great Depression era this week: first in Japan, and then in Europe and UK  (which culminates in our biggest headline show to date at the London Forum on December 1), and then we'll be returning to the US in early 2019 for our first time since Warped Tour! There's so much more to come from this chapter of our band, we are only just getting started."

As It Is bring The Great Depression tour to UK venues later this year with their biggest headline dates to date:

NOVEMBER
25: BRISTOL Thekla
26: EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms
28: MANCHESTER o2 Ritz
29: BIRMINGHAM o2 Institute

DECEMBER
01: LONDON o2 Forum Kentish Town

 The Specials Announce Massive 2019 UK Tour.

The SpecialsSunday 4th November 2018
The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time have announced a 31-date European and UK tour in support of their just announced brand new album, “Encore”. “Encore”, The Specials first new music for 37 years, will be released on February 1st via UMC /Island Records.  2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Specials and the legendary Two-Tone label in Coventry in 1979, and also marks 10 years since the band reformed to play some of the most vital and joyous live shows in recent memory.



The full list of dates is as follows:

MARCH
29 / COLOGNE E WERK
30 / BRUSSELS ANCIENNE BELGIQUE

APRIL
2 / HAMBURG GROSSE FREIHEIT
3 / BERLIN COLUMBIAHALLE
5 / AMSTERDAM PARADISO
8 / PARIS LA CIGALE
11 / DUBLIN OLYMPIA THEATRE
15 / BOURNEMOUTH O2 ACADEMY
16 / PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
17 / BRIGHTON DOME
19 / PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS
20 / EXETER GREAT HALL
21 / CARDIFF UNI GREAT HALL
23 / BLACKBURN KING GEORGE’S HALL
24 / LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL
26 / BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY
27 / LIVERPOOL OLYMPIA
28 / MANCHESTER ACADEMY
30 / LEEDS O2 ACADEMY

MAY
01 / CARLISLE SANDS CENTRE
02 / GLASGOW BARROWLAND
04 / NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY
05 / MIDDLESBROUGH TOWN HALL
06 / SCARBOROUGH SPA GRAND HALL
08 / SCUNTHORPE THE BATHS HALL
09 / YORK BARBICAN
10 / SHEFFIELD O2 ACADEMY
12 / CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
13 / SOUTHEND CLIFF PAVILION
14 / MARGATE WINTER GARDENS
16 / LONDON O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

 While She Sleeps Amnnounce New Single 'Anti Social' And New Album 'So What?'.

While She SleepsTSunday 4th November 2018
WHILE SHE SLEEPS have announced that their fourth studio album 'SO WHAT?' will be released on 1st March via their own Sleeps Brothers label. They've also revealed its first single, 'Anti-Social'. An explosive, relentless four-minute anthem, it takes everything you know and love about While She Sleeps – clattering riffs, bruising breakdowns, snarling lyrics and big-ass singalongs – and sticks them in a blender. It's punk, it's heavy metal, it couldn't be any other band but them, and yet it sounds unlike anything you've heard from them before. It's the sound of While She Sleeps reborn. They've also announced a mammoth UK & European headline tour through February, culminating at The Roundhouse in London on the day the album drops. Support on the tour will come from Stray From The Path and Landmvrks plus further special guest tbc.

"We've let our hair down and we've got our bollocks out. I'm not fucking about. I'm not cutting corners. I've been writing like this will be my last album." - Sean Long (guitar)

Some bands play it safe when it comes to taking their next steps. But then, While She Sleeps have never been "some band". The Sheffield quintet have made a career out of confounding expectations, be it through their dizzying blend of crushing metal, guttural hardcore and arena-worthy hooks, or the way they've carried themselves over an explosive, 13-year career. Their last album, 2017's 'You Are We,' was a testament to the power of self-belief and determination; crowdfunded and released on the band's own Sleeps Brothers label, it earned them award nominations from the likes of Metal Hammer and a Best Album win at the Heavy Music Awards, as well as landing them in the top ten of the UK album charts. Now, they look to build on that success with the release of fourth studio album: 'SO WHAT?'

"You Are We got us to this special position, and it's given us a platform," continues guitarist Sean Long. "For us, it's like, 'What can we do to really stick this in people's faces? What can we put out there that we're buzzing off?' I don't want to be following everyone else; I want people to follow us."

Recorded with producer Carl Bown at the band's self-built studio Sleeps Audio, 'SO WHAT?' promises to be another defiant step forwards. Set for release on Sleeps Brothers in collaboration with metal mega-label Spinefarm, this new record sees While She Sleeps working with a major label again for the first time since 2015's 'Brainwashed', and the band are at pains to point out that this won't mean there'll be any compromise in their vision. "We got approached immediately by a bunch of labels, but we turned around to all of them and said, 'The only way we're going to do anything is if you let us release it on Sleeps Brothers, but you house that on your train, and we make the decisions behind everything," Mat explains. "I fucking loved releasing You Are We ourselves, but at the same time, I played more on my laptop than I did on my guitar for the whole campaign. This release is a partnership between Sleeps Brothers and Spinefarm, but no one is breathing down our necks about the record we're making or the singles we're putting out."

With a bigger platform to get their music into the world and a firestorm of a first single released, 2019 is shaping up to be the year of While She Sleeps. For a band that have spent over a decade redefining modern metal, it seems the best is yet to come.

2019 HEADLINE TOUR DATES:
Fri 01 Feb        France             Paris                Trabendo
Sat 02 Feb       Netherlands    Amsterdam     Melkweg
Sun 03 Feb      Germany         Hamburg         Markthalle  
Tue 05 Feb      Germany         Munster          Skaters Palace             
Thu 07 Feb      Germany         Leipzig             Täubchenthal
Fri 08 Feb        Germany         Berlin              Huxleys
Sat 09 Feb       Poland             Warsaw           Proxima
Mon 11 Feb     Poland             Krakow            Zet Pe Te
Tue 12 Feb      Czech RepublicPrague           Meetfactory
Wed 13 Feb     Germany         Nuremberg     Hirsch
Fri 15 Feb        Germany         Frankfurt         Batschkapp
Sat 16 Feb       Switzerland     Aarau              Kiff
Sun 17 Feb      Italy                 Bologna           Zona Roveri    
Tue 19 Feb      Germany         Munich            Technikum
Wed 20 Feb     Austria             Vienna             Arena  
Fri 22 Feb        Germany         Stuttgart          LKA Longhorn
Sat 23 Feb       Germany         Cologne           Essigfabrik
Sun 24 Feb      Belgium           Antwerp          Zappa              
Tue 26 Feb      England           Nottingham     Rock City
Wed 27 Feb     Scotland          Glasgow          SWG 3
Thu 28 Feb      England           Leeds               Beckett SU
Fri 01 Mar       England           London            Roundhouse

 Bon Jovi Announces UK Stadium Shows.

Bon JoviSunday 4th November 2018
After thousands of sold out shows, it's clear - Bon Jovi = One Wild Night.

One of the planet's biggest rock bands, Bon Jovi announce their return to the UK, continuing a triumphant world tour that has visited the USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Chile and will hit Japan and Australia later in 2018. A huge year of 80 shows and counting has also seen them inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Their This House Is Not For Sale European Tour is set to be another blockbuster.

Bon Jovi will finish what they started by returning to Wembley Stadium in London, 19 years after they were the last band to play the old Wembley and 13 years since they almost became the first to play the new stadium - until overrunning building works put a stop to that. 'Who Says You Can't Go Home?' as the Bon Jovi hit goes.......

Elsewhere in the UK, They will become among the first bands to play Liverpool's legendary Anfield Stadium since 2008 in a city they last played during their seminal Slippery When Wet tour at the Royal Court Theatre in 1986.

They will end the tour at Coventry's Ricoh Arena, where the band performed in 2006 and 2008 to acclaim.

"Those huge shows, tens of thousands of people all together as one, that's what we do," says Jon Bon Jovi, "And we've got a few things to put right by playing Wembley Stadium. We were so excited to be the first band to play that new Stadium, I would have helped build it myself to make it happen. So we have a new history to write there. We've had some great nights at the Ricoh too.

"Throw in Anfield as a new venue - OK that's just us showing off! We're honoured to play there and the first thing I'm doing is getting that iconic picture under the 'This Is Anfield' sign."

The success of latest album This House Is Not For Sale, which debuted at the top of charts around the world, was the culmination of a tempestuous period in the band's 3 decade history. A defiant statement, launched in a series of intimate shows in 2016 (including a memorable night at London's famous Palladium), the album became the jumping off point for a new era for Jon Bon Jovi and his band.

And that band has evolved since their last global trip. 2013's Because We Can World Tour, was their third tour in six years to be ranked the #1 top-grossing tour in the world (a feat accomplished by only The Rolling Stones previously).

This will be their first UK tour since 2013 when the band played 3 epic hours to launch the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival and headlined the Isle Of Wight Festival.

They will be joined in all UK dates by special guests - Manic Street Preachers.

The band now features Bon Jovi originals David Bryan and Tico Torres alongside Jon, plus long time bassist Hugh McDonald, co-producer and co-songwriter John Shanks, multi-instrumentalist Everett Bradley and lead guitarist Phil X, who joined the band on that 2013 tour. All were on stage for an emotional set at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction to add to a momentous year.

"We've become a new, rejuvenated Bon Jovi," says Jon, "A refreshed line up that kills every night. We sound better than ever and we're enjoying every minute. We are out there as a band, feeding off each other and the fans, having the time of our lives all over again."

This tour places the spotlight firmly on the music and the songs, the body of work that has propelled Bon Jovi to over 130 million record sales. The band is ready with a choice of around 95 songs that they can change up every night, but has also been playing all time classics like "You Give Love A Bad Name", "It's My Life", "Wanted Dead Or Alive", "Bad Medicine", "Who Says You Can't Go Home", "Keep the Faith", "Always", "Have A Nice Day" and of course, "Livin' On A Prayer." 


June 19 - Liverpool, Anfield Stadium
June 21 - London, Wembley Stadium
June 23 - Coventry, Ricoh Arena

Tickets go on sale 9am Friday November 2, visit: www.livenation.co.uk/artist/bon-jovi-tickets


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THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE 2019 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
May 2019
31 - Russia - Moscow, Luzhniki Stadium

June 2019
2 - Estonia - Tallinn, Song Festival Grounds
5 - Sweden - Stockholm, Tele2 Arena
8 - Norway - Stavanger, Viking Stadium
11 - Denmark - Sønderborg, Slagmarken
13 - Holland - Nijmegen, Goffertpark
19 - UK - Liverpool, Anfield
21 - UK - London, Wembley Stadium
23 - UK - Coventry, Ricoh Arena

July 2019
3 - Germany - Dusseldorf, Merkur Spiel-Arena
5 - Germany - Munich, Olympiastadion
7 - Spain - Madrid, Wanda Metropolitano Stadium
10 - Switzerland - Zurich, Stadion Letzigrund
12 - Poland - Warsaw, PGE Narodowy
14 - Belgium - Werchter, TW Classic
17 - Austria - Vienna, Ernst-Happel Stadion
19 - Austria - Klagenfurt, Wörthersee Stadion
21 - Romania - Bucharest - Piata Constitutiei

          

 AFI Get Dark.

AFISunday 4th November 2018
It's a morning of surprises for AFI fans, beginning with today's release of new track "Get Dark," which can be heard HERE or by clicking below.
The second surprise is that "Get Dark" is the first track from a special EP titled The Missing Man (VIA Ex Noctem Nacimur), which was produced and mixed by AFI guitarist Jade Puget and is slated for a December 7threlease.

"Get Dark" is available as an instant download by clicking HERE to pre-order The Missing Man.

"Thanks to the unexpected continuation of The Blood Tour, we found ourselves inspired to begin writing," says AFI lead vocalist Davey Havok. "It was during this process that The Missing Man was found."

About "Get Dark," Havok says, "From the initial performance and recording, it had a driving sense of forward movement and penetrating connection. The song's themes of deification and deference, self-loathing and vanity, captivation and release, damage and healing, are posed in a subtle invitation to those inherently compelled to accept."

About the production, Puget says, "I was aiming for something a little raw for 'Get Dark.' In fact, I used most of the vocal takes from the very first time Davey sang it, as well as some of my guitar parts from when we were writing it. The song is built on the sparseness and simplicity of the verse drum groove and guitar riff that opens up into this big anthemic chorus. For the EP, the same idea of a certain rawness was really important to the overall vibe. I feel like it's easy to turn out a slick, polished set of songs, but to walk that fine line between studio creation and live sound can be difficult. It's been an intense labor of love and we can't wait for everyone to hear it."

The Missing Man follows last year's AFI (The Blood Album), which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative and Hard Rock Albums Charts and No. 5 on The Billboard 200.  It was the band's second consecutive Top 10 Billboard debut following 2013's Burials.

Alternative Press and gave AFI (The Blood Album) 4 stars each, AV Club said it sounded like the band are "as fired up now as they were 25 years ago," People magazine made it a Pick of the Week, Kerrang called it a "serious contender" for the Best Albums of 2017 list, The 405 praised it as "their strongest album in a decade" and ABC News gave it 3.5 stars and described it as "a dynamic record that should please both old and new fans of the band."

Since the release of 1995's debut album Answer That and Stay Fashionable, AFI has written and recorded five top ten hit singles ("Miss Murder," "Medicate," "Love Like Winter," "Silver and Gold," "Girl's Not Grey"), hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200 (with the stunning Decemberunderground), garnered worldwide critical acclaim and amassed a fiercely loyal global following whose members number in the millions.

 Volbeat Announce Live Album.

VolbeatSunday 4th November 2018
On August 26, 2017, VOLBEAT became the first Danish band to headline and sell out their hometown venue, Denmark’s Telia Parken, setting the record for the biggest show by a domestic artist in Denmark ever with over 48,250 people in attendance.

To commemorate and immortalise the record-breaking event, the band will release their live album and concert film, Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken, on December 14th via Universal Music Group.

Speaking about the historic show, lead singer Michael Poulsen commented, “Headlining Telia Parken was a dream come true, and we’re humbled and honoured that so many members of the Volbeat family came from far and wide to celebrate with us. We’re thrilled to be able to share what was a milestone night for us with everyone.”

The album and concert film will be available in the following configurations: Blu-ray/2CD, DVD/2CD, 2CD, 3LP vinyl, and digitally through all major DSPs.

Pre-order Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken on all formats here: https://umg.lnk.to/letsboogielive

Featuring 26 tracks, Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken includes live versions of VOLBEAT’s chart-topping hits “Still Counting,” “For Evigt,” “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown,” and “A Warrior’s Call” as well as a live performance of a new song, “The Everlasting.” Special guests on the album (in order of appearance) include Mille Petrozza (Kreator), Johan Olsen (Magtens Korridorer), Mark “Barney” Greenway (Napalm Death), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), boxer Mikkel Kessler, and Danko Jones. Find a full list of guest performers below.

VOLBEAT emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring and a string of six beloved full-length albums. Their last studio album Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie debuted at #1 in seven countries (Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Austria, and Switzerland). In Canada and Norway, the new album entered the charts at #2, in the USA at #4 and in the UK at #16. 

 

Tracklisting:
1. The Devil’s Bleeding Crown
2. Heaven Nor Hell
3. Radio Girl
4. Lola Montez
5. Let It Burn (feat. Mia Maja)
6. Doc Holiday
7. Sad Man’s Tongue
8. 16 Dollars
9. 7 Shots (feat. Mille Petrozza and Rod Sinclair)
10. Fallen
11. Slaytan
12. Dead But Rising
13. Goodbye Forever
14. Maybellene I Hofteholder

 

15. The Everlasting
16. For Evigt (feat. Johan Olsen, Mia Maja and Rod Sinclair)
17. Evelyn (feat. Mark “Barney” Greenway)
18. Lonesome Rider
19. Seal The Deal
20. The Garden’s Tale (feat. Johan Olsen)
21. Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood (feat. Lars Ulrich)
22. Enter Sandman (feat. Lars Ulrich)
23. A Warrior’s Call (feat. Mikkel Kessler)
24. Black Rose (feat. Danko Jones)
25. Pool Of Booze, Booze, Booza
26. Still Counting

Special Guests (In Order Of Appearance):
Mia Maja – Vocals on “Let It Burn,” and “For Evigt”
Rod Sinclair – Banjo on “7 Shots” and “For Evigt”
Mille Petrozza – Vocals on “7 Shots”
Johan Olsen – Vocals on “For Evigt” and “The Garden’s Tale”
Barney Greenway – Vocals on “Evelyn”
Lars Ulrich – Drums on “Guitar Gangsters And Cadillac Blood” and “Enter Sandman”
Mikkel Kessler – Special Appearance on “A Warrior’s Call”
Danko Jones – Vocals on “Black Rose”

 Download Festival Announces 2019 Headliners.

Download FestivalTuesday 23rd October 2018
Download Festival, the world's premier rock event has announced Def Leppard, Slipknot, and Tool, as its 2019 headliners, plus SEVENTEEN of the world's most exciting bands in rock, pop punk, hardcore and metal. The three-day festival takes place on 14 - 16 June 2019 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets will be on sale 2pm on Thursday 25th October at 2018 prices until Tuesday 6th November downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

Classic rock powerhouse Def Leppard make their spectacular return to headline the Main Stage, playing the seminal album Hysteria in full and more, in what will be their only UK appearance of 2019. The forerunners of the new wave British heavy metal movement have sold over 100 million records and will rip through a full-throttle stadium-sized show, built on a foundation of classics like 'Pour Some Sugar On Me', 'Animals', 'Rock Of Ages' and countless more.

Joe Elliott:"We are delighted to be going back to headline Download in 2019! The festival has a very special place in our hearts and it's such a great place to play. We will be playing Hysteria in full - yes, in full! - plus a load more of the hits, and we are going to put on a very special show for our UK fans. Can't wait to see you all there!"

Masked metallers Slipknot will also headline, where they stand as one of the most defining acts of the last two decades. The sheer power of Slipknot has been proven with their pivotal appearances at the festival going down as things of legend. With a back catalogue of rock club classics 'Duality', 'Spit It Out', 'Before I Forget' and 'Psychosocial', Slipknot's elite status and enduring relevance makes them one of the most exciting acts in the world today.

An appearance thirteen years in the making, Download is pleased to announce that Tool will be making their grand return to headline the festival. The Grammy award winning, multi-platinum, prog-metal titans are set to take fans on a grandiose career spanning journey from classic albums Undertow, Lateralus, and 10,000 Days.

Living guitar god Slash will be teaming up with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators to whip the crowd into a frenzy with the axeman's signature riffs and one of the best vocalists in the world. Fresh off the release of their third album Living The Dream, rock fans will be doing the same when witnessing the dream line up hit the stage. 'Here I Go Again' hit makers Whitesnake will take to the stage with the legendary David Coverdale on vocals.

David Coverdale: "Once again, we've been honoured to be invited to participate in the legendary DOWNLOAD 2019...Can't Wait To See You All & Kick Arse Together!!!...So Ready 2 Rock!!!"

Horror rock legend Rob Zombie will turn Download into his trademark twisted carnival with stomp-laden classics and new tracks. Trivium are coming back to take Download by the horns with their stomach-lurching, roaring metal as one of the genres most prolific and consistent acts. Swedish death metallers Amon Amarth known for their Viking lyrics make their return to Download.

Carcass are the vital, visceral death metal driving force that should be on every metal head's bucket list. Revered Dutch symphonic metal outfit Delain are ready to slay, led by the world-class frontwoman Charlotte Wessels. Known for their unique take on hip-hop as well as their South African zef style, Die Antwoord are a welcome addition to Download. Also added are punk rock covers supergroup Me First And The Gimme Gimmes featuring members of NOFX, Foo Fighters, Lagwagon, and Swingin' Utters delivering their trademark rapid-fire interpretations.

Treasured names in progressive metal, Opeth will deliver a set laden with classics and tracks from 2016 acclaimed album Sorceress. New-school thrashers Power Trip will make their debut Download appearance with their flourishing, authentic metal. They'll be joined by Californian ska-punk heroes and fun-bringers Reel Big Fish.

Download Festival favourites Skindred never fail to raise the roof with their ragga metal. The unmatched energy and exuberance of frontman Benji Webbe is sure to see the return of the Newport Helicopter originating at Download 2011. The hotly-tipped sci-fi, conceptual rockers Starset also join the line up with their ambitious gigantic rock set for stadiums in the future. And Tesla will serve up classic hard rock anthems in mammoth portions.

Queensland metalcore veterans The Amity Affliction have climbed the ranks with their syrupy hooks amongst melodic metalcore and ferocious breakdowns. Post hardcore pioneers Underoath will bring light and shade to Donington, as the trailblazers make their first appearance back at the festival since 2005.

Download Festival's Andy Copping said:
"We're incredibly excited to announce three legends as Download 2019 headliners. It's not quite been 10,000 Days since we have been able to indulge in one of our favourite alt-rock bands, but after thirteen years I am thrilled to announce Tool are finally making their long-awaited return to Download. Renowned for being one of the best live bands on the planet due to their one-of-a-kind performances, Slipknot are an incredible addition to the main stage. Last but not least, I am honoured to welcome true Rock N' Roll legends Def Leppard to Download who bring with them a UK exclusive chance to see Hysteria played in full."

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

Download Festival 2019 Line Up
Def Leppard
Slipknot
Tool

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
Whitesnake
Rob Zombie
Trivium
Amon Amarth
Carcass
Delain
Die Antwoord
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
Opeth
Power Trip
Reel Big Fish
Skindred
Starset
Tesla
The Amity Affliction
Underoath

 Mastodon Announce 2019 UK Tour.

MastodonTuesday 23rd October 2018
Grammy-Award-winning hard rock quartet Mastodon has confirmed their return to live action with an extensive tour of the U.K. and Europe beginning January 14 in Belfast, N. Ireland and ending in Lisbon, Portugal on February 17. This tour includes a show at London's prestigious Brixton Academy on January 25. Support on all dates will be Kvelertak and Mutoid Man. Also, Scott Kelly of the band Neurosis will be joining the band on stage on all dates through February 9, in Brussels, Belgium.  VIP upgrades will available and can be found at www.mastodonrocks.com/tour. Ticket pre-sale begins October 24 at 10:00 A.M. GMT. General ticket on-sale begins October 26 at 10:00am GMT.

Additionally, promoters for each show will be making donations to one of the following three charities, The TJ Martel Foundation, Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in honor of the bands long time manager, Nick John, who passed away last month from pancreatic cancer. For further details, go to: mastodonrocks.com.  

One of the most internationally respected and influential heavy rock bands of their generation or any other, Mastodon continue to push forward musically, lyrically, compositionally and have become a genre unto themselves as a result. Their current acclaimed album, Emperor Of Sand, has won a 2018 GRAMMY® Award for "Best Metal Performance" for the track "Sultan's Curse". The Atlanta rock band was also nominated in the "Best Rock Album" category for Emperor of Sand. This marks Mastodon's first Grammy win following their previous five GRAMMY® nominations to date. The album also landed the #1 spot in METAL HAMMER Top 100 Albums Of The Year, and Mastodon picked up 'Best Live Band' at the 2017 Metal Hammer Golden Gods. Emperor of Sand remains both a critical and commercial success for the quartet. Not only did it become the group's third release to bow in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200, but it also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Rock chart as well as #1 on the Physical album chart. Emperor of Sand was released to widespread praise:
 
"That Mastodon are capable of channeling personal tragedies into madcap sci-fi fantasy is impressive, but on Emperor Of Sand they finally harness their musical ambitions as well." – Pitchfork

"Their most ambitious album in years - Mastodon is one of the most beloved heavy bands on earth." - Rolling Stone Magazine

"A mature, provocative and at times genuinely beautiful piece of work, it demonstrates that Mastodon need bow to no-one, confirmed fans Metallica included, as peerless masters of their craft"
Kerrang! KKKK

"The music of Emperor Of Sand is an emotional statement in itself. Fury and invention coexist, and rage, while palpable, isn't the sole or dominant characteristic... metal that soars with authority and intellect. Emperor Of Sand stands as another arresting work by Mastodon, which may very well be contemporary metal's most compelling group." - Wall Street Journal

"Mastodon are one of our generation's greatest rock bands"
Classic Rock ****½
 
Check out Emperor Of Sand  here
 
As previously announced, Reprise Records have released a pair of exclusive 12" vinyl picture discs as part of their ongoing "Picture This" series. Brann Dailor's solo track "Red Death" is one of the 6 songs found on DC Comics' Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition collection which comes with a poster and 32-page comic book and limited to 4,000 copies worldwide. Mastodon's groundbreaking 2014 album Once More Round The Sun released as part of the "Picture This" series as a two disc 12" set in a limited edition of 2,000 pieces worldwide.

Mastodon - UK and Europe 2019:

Jan 14   Belfast, N. IRE Ulster Hall 
Jan 15   Dublin, IRE Olympia
Jan 17   Southampton, ENG Guildhall                    
Jan 18    Newcastle, ENG O2 Academy Newcastle
Jan 19    Glasgow, SCO Academy         
Jan 21     Leeds, ENG O2 Academy Leeds
Jan 22     Birmingham, ENG O2 Academy Birmingham
Jan 24     Norwich, ENG UEA
Jan 25      London, ENG O2 Academy Brixton
Jan 26      Bristol, ENG O2 Academy Bristol
Jan 28      Luxembourg, LUX Rockhal Box
Jan 30      Wiesbaden, GER Schlachthof
Jan 31      Hamburg, GER Hamburg Docks
Feb 02     Copenhagen, DEN Aarhus Train
Feb 03     Oslo, NOR Spektrum
Feb 04     Stockholm, SWE Munchenbrewery
Feb 06     Hannover, GER Capitol             
Feb 07     Oberhausen, GER Turbinenhalle
Feb 09     Brussels, BEL AB
Feb 10     Tilburg, HOL 013
Feb 12     Zurich, SWI Komplex
Feb 13     Paris, FRA Casino de Paris
Feb 15     Barcelona, SPA Razzmatazz 1
Feb 16     Madrid, SPA La Riviera
Feb 17     Lisbon, POR Sala Tejo    
          

 Seasick Steve Gearing Up To Head Out On Tour.

Seasick SteveTuesday 23rd October 2018
Seasick Steve returns to the UK next month for his first full UK headline tour since 2015. Starting in Cambridge on Friday 9th November and finishing in Glasgow on the 21st, Steve's last UK headline show was at The SSE Arena, Wembley in 2016.

Having just completed a fantastic European tour before coming to the UK ("These are the BEST shows we've ever done and we're on fire as a band, really, we feel like the best live band in the world right now") Steve will release fan favourite The Last Rodeo as a single on November 16th.

Steve explains why the track is important: "That song –The Last Rodeo - it's very specific, it came to me. I was in a parking lot in Norway and a car hit me, not hard, but it hit me. And it was one of these electric cars. I thought: "Fuck me, I'm going to get killed by an electric car!" And then I went home and wrote 'Last Rodeo'.

Can U Cook? tour
 
Friday 9th Nov                         Cambridge - Corn Exchange
Saturday 10th Nov                  Oxford - New Theatre
Monday 12th   Nov                  Southampton - Guildhall
Tuesday 13th   Nov                 Brighton - Dome
Thursday 15th Nov                 Exeter - Great Hall
Saturday 17th Nov                  Leicester - De Montfort Hall
Sunday 18th     Nov                Cardiff - Arena
Tuesday 20th   Nov                 Liverpool - Olympia
Wednesday 21st Nov             Glasgow - 02 Academy

 Architects Release New Documentary.

ArchitectsTuesday 23rd October 2018
"I guess the biggest lesson I've learned, that's repeatedly come to me and actually underpins the whole meaning behind the record is that you can go through terrible things and come out as a better person at the other end of it," says ARCHITECTS drummer Dan Searle while bobbing in the Brighton seaside during the opening moments of "Holy Ghost", which you can watch - HERE

The documentary finds the British band discussing the events that have led up to the forthcoming release of their eighth album, Holy Hell (Nov. 9, Epitaph Records), From the indescribable loss of brother, guitar player and founding member Tom Searle, to the band member's recognition that their only path was forward, the 20-plus minute film features interviews, video from the recording of Holy Hell, as well as riveting, bittersweet footage from Architects' February 2018, sold out performance to 10,000 fans at London's Alexandra Palace.

The band have also released two tracks from the upcoming, 11-song album, both in video form: "Royal Beggars" (HERE) and "Hereafter" (HERE).

Album pre-orders, including physical bundles featuring vinyl and various merchandise, as well as digital pre-orders offering instant downloads of "Hereafter" are available via the band's website (architectsofficial.com).

Architects have also announced their biggest-ever European/UK tour, taking place in January and February 2019. The band will be playing several arenas, including Wembley SSE Arena in London, Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Mitsubishi-Electric-Halle in Dusseldorf, as well as the biggest venues they've played in Europe so far. Before this tour, they be heading to Russia and Ukraine for three shows in December this year. Tickets are on sale now. Please see below for the full list of UK dates.

14 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
NEW DATE - 15 Jan 2019 - Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
17 Jan 2019 – Glasgow, O2 Academy (UK) - TICKETS
18 Jan 2019 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (UK)  - TICKETS
19 Jan 2019 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley (UK) - TICKETS

 All Time Low To Headline Slam Dunk Festival 2019.

SlamdunkTuesday 23rd October 2018
Delivering the ultimate one-day alternative festival celebration, Slam Dunk Festival is set to take a whole new stride into 2019 with its most ambitious and exciting weekend to date - lead by an incredible first wave of names and a huge move to Temple Newsam Park in Leeds.

Leading the charge as headliners in 2019, Baltimore favourites All Time Low truly stand apart as one of the biggest pop-punk bands on the planet. Across seven studio albums, their infectious blend of singalong anthems and beloved hooks have shone through - filling arenas and delivering again and again with a live show that has become a must-see for all. With seminal albums 'So Wrong, It's Right' and 'Nothing Personal' defining a generation, and latest album 'Last Young Renegade' marking an exciting new chapter for them, All Time Low's exclusive Slam Dunk headline shows will celebrate a game-changing band in their prime.

Frontman Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low said about their headline slot at Slam Dunk 2019:
"There's been a bit of an ATL drought in the UK recently so we thought it best to come back and tear shit up with some rad bands. Bring your life jackets."

Bringing over 25 years of punk history to Slam Dunk, NOFX are sure to prove why they stand as one of the most successful independent punk bands on the planet with a no-holds-barred set of adrenaline-fuelled favourites making their mark at the festival. Lead by the instantly recognisable voice of frontman Fat Mike, expect a trip down memory lane when NOFX take to the Slam Dunk stage. The "Godfathers Of Pop-Punk" themselves New Found Glory will make a hotly anticipated return to Slam Dunk in 2019, bringing the sort of arsenal of hits that'll have thousands ecstatic from start to finish. From 'My Friends Over You', 'Hit Or Miss' and 'Head On Collision' to 'Dressed To Kill', 'All Downhill From Here' and 'Kiss Me' - their set at Slam Dunk will prove why they remain untouchable at the top. Dazzling in technicolour, Waterparks have emerged as a true phenomenon in pop-punk over the past few years, bringing their infectious and fun-filled sound to stages across the world. Their second album 'Entertainment' stormed its way into hearts earlier this year, and their momentous moment at Slam Dunk 2019 is primed to be a celebration of a band embracing the future.

Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory said:
"We are the Michael Jordan of Slam Dunk. And we are coming to alley oop all our jams down your faces."

Waterparks frontman Awsten Knight said about Slam Dunk 2019:
"HELLO. WE ARE COMING BACK TO SLAM DUNK. YES. THIS IS ALL. VERY GOOD. SEE YA SOON."

After releasing their first new music in over seven years in 2017, Story Of The Year promise to be one of the most anticipated sets of the entire festival at Slam Dunk 2019. With a full-on live show, cuts from across their career will ring out large for the returning favourites - celebrating not only the past but the future of a band beloved by thousands. Another unmissable return that'll have festival-goers talking for months, Gallows will mark their next steps with a blistering comeback at Slam Dunk 2019. Lead by the imposing figure of Wade MacNeil, their debut album 'Orchestra Of Wolves' helped shape an entire generation of punk fans with its no-nonsense and anarchic take on modern rock. A live force, Slam Dunk will mark the perfect moment to see what comes next for a band ready to take on the world.

Story Of The Year's Ryan Phillips spoke about their upcoming Slam Dunk slot, saying:
"We are crazy stoked for Slam Dunk, especially since we haven't been to the UK in ages! We're itching to get over there and jam some tracks from our latest album "Wolves", so get ready to have your face melted off and have all of your beer drunk by us dummies".

Speaking about their return at Slam Dunk 2019, Laurent Barnard of Gallows said:
"We've tried to bury Gallows so many times, but the fucker just won't die. I guess we'll see you in May!"

Stuart Gili-Ross of Gallows also commented:
"Leeds & Hertfordshire. These will both feel like hometown shows for us. The time feels right for a Gallows show & we're coming in hot"

Slam Dunk ska favourites Mad Caddies will be making another celebrated stop this year, bringing their sun-kissed sounds to Leeds and Hatfield for another immediate display of how to start the good times. Also heading to Slam Dunk 2019 is Canadian rock titans Silverstein, set to serve a true lesson in post-hardcore power with a ground-shaking tour de force that needs to be seen to be believed.

Talking about their return to Slam Dunk, Silverstein said:
"We are excited to be returning to the UK in 2019 for the next instalment of Slam Dunk!  We originally played the festival way back in 2009 and have been looking forward to doing it again. Expect a jam packed set of old & new material."

After the huge success of Slam Dunk's move to Hatfield House last year, the festival has also announced plans for a new site for Slam Dunk North, moving to Leeds' Temple Newsam Estate so even more pop-punk fanatics can make their way to the definitive date of the alternative diary. Reaching across two stunning greenfield sites in Leeds and Hatfield on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2019 - Slam Dunk 2019 is the next evolution for the go-to destination of rock. 2018)

 Babymetal Announce The Rebirth Of Babymetal.

BabymetalTuesday 23rd October 2018
BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN performances will begin at Makuhari Messe starting October 23rd and will be ending at Kobe World Memorial Hall on the 31st. And just days before the start of these performances, BABYMETAL digitally released their new song “Starlight” while also unveiling the music video on October 19th (JST). A portion of this new song “Starlight” is included in BABYMETAL’s graphic novel Apocrypha: The Legend of BABYMETAL's trailer. 

The start of the BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN performances will mark the rebirth of BABYMETAL in which SU-METAL and MOAMETAL form the core. 

According to BABYMETAL’s official website, since last December in Hiroshima, YUIMETAL had been absent from performing and during this time both SU-METAL and MOAMETAL as well as the entire staff team had been preparing for her awaited return. However, YUIMETAL came to a decision that she will not be performing at October’s Japan performances and that she will no longer be a part of BABYMETAL. 

BABYMETAL will also be having a festival type event BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN EXTRA SHOW “DARK NIGHT CARNIVAL” with special guests on October 28th which will be held at Saitama Super Arena. This will be BABYMETAL’s first time to be hosting such an event and will be a special night to remember for all attendees. 

■New Digital Release
“Starlight” is now available as download and stream: https://BMetal.lnk.to/Starlight

The “Starlight” Music Video can be watched on BABYMETAL's official YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPVx7IazcEw

■BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN EXTRA SHOW “DARK NIGHT CARNIVAL”
DATE: Sunday, October 28th, 2018 
VENUE: Saitama Super Arena
TIMES:DOORS 15:00 / START 16:30
ARTIST:BABYMETAL
SPECIAL GUESTS:SABATON, GALACTIC EMPIRE
 
■Tickets go on sale on Saturday October 20th, 2018 

For further information please visit BABYMETAL’s Official Web Site www.babymetal.com

SABATON Official Web Site
https://www.sabaton.net/

GALACTIC EMPIRE Official Web Site
https://www.galacticempireofficial.com/

■ Apocrypha: The Legend of BABYMETAL 

A trailer of Apocrypha: The Legend of BABYMETAL is available on BABYMETAL’s official YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/YO6-rEcerQA

Apocrypha: The Legend of BABYMETAL will go on sale by the end of October 2018.

■ “Distortion” Red-colored 12-inch Vinyl
Release Date: Friday, November 23rd 2018

Side A:Distortion
Side B:Distortion (LIVE AT DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

 Hot Water Music Announce Special 2019 Tour Dates.

Hot Water MusicTuesday 23rd October 2018
unk rock legends, Hot Water Music will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary next year, by playing their classic albums "Caution" and "No Division" in full, in Germany and the United Kingdom.  

FULL TOUR DATES BELOW:

Sat 16 Nov 2019, Manchester, O2 Ritz Manchester - TICKETS
Sun 17 Nov 2019, London, The Underworld -  TICKETS
Mon 18 Nov 2019, London, The Underworld - TICKETS
Wed 20 Nov 2019, Cologne , Gebäude 9 - TICKETS
Thu 21 Nov 2019, Berlin, Lido - TICKETS
Fri 22 Nov 2019, Berlin, Columbiahalle - TICKETS
Sat 23 Nov 2019, Cologne , Palladium - TICKETS

 Emigrate Release New Single.

EmigrateTuesday 23rd October 2018
F THERE’S a description that, personally and professionally, fits Richard Z. Kruspe like a Savile Row suit, ‘fired up’ would be it…
As a member of Rammstein, the music world’s most explosive live act, Kruspe has been part of a ground-breaking global success story that continues to build and to ignite; along the way, he’s turned his attention to a number of parallel projects, such as constructing a new studio (and a new home) in his native Berlin, but it’s his decision to launch the Emigrate set-up that has given him the greatest chance to satisfy creative instincts outside of the parent group. In many ways, it’s an anti-dote to the parent group!

The first Emigrate album appeared in 2007 (a self-titled record that went Top 10 in Germany, with single / video ‘My World’ appearing on the soundtrack to the third ‘Resident Evil’ movie); ‘Silent So Long’ followed in 2014, featuring guest vocals from such high-profile artists as Marilyn Manson, Jonathan Davis, Peaches and the legend that will always be Lemmy; and now there’s a new / third album, A Million Degrees, scheduled for worldwide release on November 30th

Featuring 11 tracks, a fresh production team plus vocal contributions from Rammstein’s Till Lindemann & Billy Talent’s Benjamin Kowalewicz this latest release is less a successor to ‘Silent So Long’ and more a re-booted take on the overall concept, continuing Kruspe’s desire to craft something personal. He writes the material, including new single / video ‘1234’ (spotlighting Kowalewicz), sings the bulk of the songs (in English) and works hard – sometimes in the face of adversity – to keep everything rubber-stamped as ‘special’, fashioning a body of work that will appeal to both existing supporters and those who appreciate the power of a great song delivered from heart above head…

Watch the video for ‘1234’ here: https://youtu.be/E6hNReAAe2U
Pre-order ‘A Million Degrees’ here: umg.lnk.to/emigrate_amilliondegrees

 Gabrielle Announces UK Tour.

GabrielleTuesday 23rd October 2018
Gabrielle has announced a UK & Ireland Headline tour for April & May 2019 including a date at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (full dates below). This will be the first time that Gabrielle has performed in Ireland for over 10 years! Tickets will go on-sale on Thursday 25th October, coinciding with Gabrielle's debut appearance as main support on Rick Astley's UK tour. Gabrielle will be performing both songs from her new album and showcasing her signature hits; http://www.gabrielle.co.uk/tour/

'Under My Skin' was released this July and charted in the UK charts at #7, her highest charting release since 'Rise' topped the charts in 2000. 'Under My Skin'is Gabrielle's first studio album in 11 years and marks 25 years since the release of her debut single, 'Dreams'. The #1 single stormed the charts all over Europe and Australia, going Gold in the UK and cementing Gabrielle as one of the most exciting names in pop music. Two and a half decades later, album 'Under My Skin', is reminding the world of Gabrielle's signature, heart-warming, soul-stirring voice. 'Under My Skin'is released through BMG and is available on CD, Vinyl and all digital and streaming platforms here: https://Gabrielle.lnk.to/UnderMySkinPR.

Gabrielle is one of the UK's most successful British singer-songwriters. She has sold over 5 million records in the UK alone and scored 2 #1 singles, 10 Top 10 singles, a #1 album and 5 Top 10 Albums. She is also a two time BRIT Award winner, receiving the Best British Breakthrough Act in 1994 and the Best British Female Solo Artist in 1997. Gabrielle has also won various MOBO Awards and an Ivor Novello for Outstanding Song Collection.

NEW UK HEADLINE DATES
20/03 – Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow
22/03 – Olympia, Dublin
24/03 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
25/03 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
26/03 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
28/03 – Town Hall, Birmingham
29/03 – Parr Hall, Warrington
30/03 – Town Hall, Leeds
01/04 – Komedia, Bath
02/04 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
03/04 – Dome, Brighton
05/04 – Sage, Gateshead

 Bad Religion Release New Single 'The Profane Rights Of Man'.

RBad ReligionTuesday 23rd October 2018
Bad Religion have released a new single titled "The Profane Rights of Man." A worried look at the state of human rights in America, "The Profane Rights of Man" continues the band's long-held commitment to incisively topical songwriting.
 
Listen to "The Profane Rights of Man" by Bad Religion now

"The Profane Rights Of Man" featuring Bad Religion's signature breakneck rhythms, mournful harmonies, and serpentine guitar work, was produced by Brett Gurewitz and mixed by Gurewitz and Joe Barresi. The timely song is based on a historical document from 1789.

Vocalist and songwriter Greg Graffin explains, "The song is based on the 1789 document, "The Universal Rights of Man." Since we're a band that has a longstanding tradition of championing the enlightenment, we wanted to emphasize that our society is based on a profane rather than a sacred theological justification for human rights. In sum, the song is about Bad Religion's belief in a secular basis for the protection of human rights for all people."

Earlier this year Bad Religion released "The Kids Are Alt-Right," a "catchy and deeply satisfying melody-surge about new permutations of racism" as reported by Stereogum. They are currently in the studio working on new music.

Bad Religion began in the sprawling suburbs surrounding Los Angeles, with the teenage punks offering an impassioned counterpoint to a culture of consumerism and anti-intellectualism. Founding members Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz, and Jay Bentley were eventually joined by guitarists Brian Baker of Minor Threat, Mike Dimkich of The Cult, and the supremely talented drummer Jamie Miller of ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. Over the years, Bad Religion proved to be a major force in reinvigorating the modern punk movement, producing beloved international hits like "Infected," "21st Century (Digital Boy)," and "Sorrow," and building a devoted worldwide following.

 Scorpions To Headline Bloodstock Open Air 2019.

BloodstockTuesday 23rd October 2018
BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to announce their second headliner for 2019!  Closing out the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday 11th August will be German rock legends, SCORPIONS!   The band are excited to visit Catton Park for the very first time, telling us  "We are very happy and proud to be headlining at Bloodstock Festival 2019 in Derbyshire and we're thrilled to rock our fans in the UK once again like a hurricane."

SCORPIONS have notched up 18 studio records, including 2015's 'Return To Forever' and have sold over 160 million albums in their 50+ year career.  With frontman Klaus Meine at the helm, the band's line up features legendary axemen Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs, bassist Paweł Mąciwoda and former Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee who now sits behind the drums after stepping into the role in 2016.  Just like the band tell us, expect to be rocked like a hurricane next August - https://youtu.be/I3ZL8ZVWVz8!

SCORPIONS join the previously announced Friday night headliner, SABATON, together with CHILDREN OF BODOM, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE and HYPOCRISY on the Catton Park stages next August.  Stay tuned for more bands to be announced soon!

Standard weekend tickets are currently available at 'early bird' prices (just £132 for four days of metal fun), so grab yours now at the ticket store - http://bloodstock.seetickets.com - to save a few quid.  Camper van passes are also available in limited quantities, but be quick, over half the available spaces have sold already!

For those who want their VIP spot guaranteed, BLOODSTOCK's first wave of 2019 Serpents Lair VIP tickets are also available priced at £290.  A second wave, including the Deluxe VIP packages (Luxpads, Bellepads, Podpads, etc) and a limited amount of VIP upgrades (for those who've already purchased standard weekend tickets) will then become available on 16th December at 9am.  For full details click to http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/vip-camping.

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.  Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.  

 Richard Ashcroft Releases New Single 'That's When I Feel It'.

Richard AshcroftWednesday 10th October 2018
Richard Ashcroft today releases a further track 'That's When I Feel It' from the forthcoming album 'Natural Rebel'.. It's a timeless classic that oozes with emotion and showcases Ashcroft's irrepressible swagger and signature vocal.  Last week, Ashcroft announced a UK & Ireland headline tour for April & May 2019, which culminates with a performance at the London Olympia, the first performance at this historic venue since Primal Scream 8 years ago (full dates below). Fans that pre-order the album from the official artist store (https://ra.lnk.to/NaturalRebelWE) before or during the presell period will receive exclusive pre-sale access to the UK tour dates.  Pre-sale tickets are available from today Wednesday 10th October from 9:30am. Pre-ordering provides access  to  the  presale  and  is  not  a  guarantee  of  tickets. General sale tickets are available on Friday 12th October from 9:30am.

'Natural Rebel', his fifth solo studio album is released on October 19th. The album will be released on his own RPA label and will be his first released via BMG. 'Natural Rebel' represents the latest chapter in a hugely successful solo career for the former Verve frontman and Ivor Novello winner. It follows 'Alone With Everybody' (#1, 2000), 'Human Conditions' (#3, 2002), 'Keys to the World' (#2, 2006) and 'These People' (#3, 2016).  

Featuring ten new songs, all of which were written by Ashcroft, 'Natural Rebel' was produced by the singer-songwriter alongside Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush) and Emre Ramazanoglu (Bobby Gillespie, Jarvis Cocker). The majority of its recording took place at State of the Ark Studios in Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker, Tileyard Studios and Hoxa HQ.

'Natural Rebel' is available to pre-order from https://RA.lnk.to/NaturalRebelPR on 180 gram vinyl, CD and cassette. A limited edition clear orange vinyl in a gatefold sleeve is available to pre-order from HMV and select independent stores. Finally, Richard Ashcroft's official store offers exclusive bundles. The previously announced signed formats, limited edition clear blue vinyl and signed test pressings from the official store have now sold out! if you pre-order the album from HMV you will also receive a very limited edition CD featuring 2 exclusive tracks from the album recording session, 'Rare Vibration' and 'Guilded Halls' while stock lasts.

Richard Ashcroft will play some sold out intimate shows this winter in support of 'Natural Rebel' ahead of the main UK album tour next year.

The tracklisting for 'Natural Rebel' is:

  1. 'All My Dreams'
  2. 'Birds Fly'
  3. 'Surprised By The Joy'
  4. 'That's How Strong'
  5. 'Born To Be Strangers'
  6. 'That's When I Feel It'
  7. 'We All Bleed'
  8. 'A Man in Motion'
  9. 'Streets of Amsterdam'
  10. 'Money Money'


UK & IRELAND Tour Dates;
Friday October 26th – Glasgow Barrowlands – SOLD OUT
Sunday October 28th – Middlesborough Town Hall – SOLD OUT
Monday October 29th – Nottingham Rock City – SOLD OUT
Wednesday October 31st Manchester Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Friday November 2nd – Kentish Town Forum – SOLD OUT
Friday April 19th - Portsmouth Guildhall
Saturday April 20th - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Monday April 22nd - Newcastle 02 Academy
Tuesday April 23rd - Edinburgh Usher Hall
Thursday April 25th - Hull Bonus Arena
Saturday April 27th - Birmingham 02 Academy  
Monday April 29th – Dublin Olympia
Wednesday May 1st – Doncaster Dome
Friday May 3rd - Leicester De Montfort
Saturday May 4th - London Olympia  

 Asking Alexandria Release acoustic Video For 'Alone In A Room'.

Asking AlexandriaWednesday 10th October 2018
Asking Alexandria, one of the most streamed, downloaded, watched, and altogether listened to bands in a generation, have released a brand new video for the beautifully stripped down, acoustic version of their 3rd top ten US radio hit 'Alone In A Room' (currently #8 in the Active Rock charts). Watch it HERE

'Alone In A Room' is the second single to be taken from the band's eponymous 5th studio album (released via Sumerian Records). To date, 'Alone In A Room' has racked up a whopping 13.7 million streams on Spotify, 28 million global streams5 million YouTube Views and spent 5 weeks at #1 on Sirius XM's 'Big Uns' Countdown, as well as 5 weeks on the BBC Radio 1 playlist in the UK. The acoustic version of the track was released as a B side to the single and has received 765k streams to date. Speaking on the gorgeous new video and the acoustic reworking of 'Alone In A Room' Ben Bruce says: 
 
"In celebration of Alone in a Room smashing into the top 10 at radio this week we decided to record a video for our acoustic rendition of AIAR! This has been such an incredible album cycle for us so far and we have barely even started! Thank you all so much for your love and support. This is for us, this is for you! We love you!"

Made with producer Matt Good, Asking Alexandria's self-titled is an unbridled celebration of acceptance, of the strength of diversity and the freedom of “leaning into the crazy” (as Danny Worsnop puts it), instead of struggling for conformity. 

 Halestorm Release Video For 'Do Not Disturb'.

HalestormWednesday 10th October 2018
Grammy-winning band Halestorm today premiered a video for “Do Not Disturb,” the second single from their fourth album, Vicious, which debuted at #8 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and main U.K. Album Chart (as well as #1 U.S. Top Rock Album and Hard Music Album Charts & #1 U.K. Top Rock & Metal Album Chart). The video was directed by Roboshobo (Ghost’s “Rats” video).

’Do Not Disturb’ is based off a true story of mine about a very fun night I had overseas that all started with the pickup line, ‘I think we should make out,’” said frontwoman Lzzy Hale. “And since it’s October... the boys and I decided to spooky-up the story with a few…minor exaggerations.”

Called “a steamy, heavy barn burner” by Rolling Stone, “Do Not Disturb” follows the first single from Vicious, “Uncomfortable,” which reached #1 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Chart, Halestorm’s fourth, tying them with The Pretty Reckless for the most #1s by a female or female-led act.

The band recently wrapped up another sold out headline tour of the U.K., including London's O2 Brixton Academy where Live Nation presented the band with commemorative plaques, in honour of selling out every U.K. tour from 2012-2018.

Now on tour across Europe, come November Halestorm will start the third and final leg of their all female-led U.S.A. tour with In This Moment and New Years Day.

 Marillion Announce Massive 2019 UK Tour.

MarillionWednesday 10th October 2018
Marillion have announced that they will return to the road in the UK and Europe in 2019 with an extended line up of musicians joining the band.

The shows will feature the In Praise of Folly String Quartet plus Sam Morris on French Horn and Emma Halnan on Flute, featured on select numbers throughout the show as on previous occasions
In December 2017, Marillion played a sold-out show at The Royal Albert Hall which was the fastest selling concert of the bands career and featured this same ensemble of musicians who also featured on the UK tour in the spring of 2018. The concert at the Royal Albert hall was hailed by the fans and critics alike as ‘one of the best concerts in Marillion’s history’.  The recording of the show, “All One Tonight” has since been released on DVD, Blu-Ray, CD and vinyl and topped the charts in 5 countries.
Marillion will be playing songs spanning their 14 album-career with Steve Hogarth, as 2019 celebrates 30 years of him joining the band.

Steve Hogarth says: “Has it really been 30 years?! Steve R tells me it’s his 40th anniversary so it’s a double celebration! It’s amazing to be in this position after all this time. We’ve added this wonderful six-piece to the band for this entire tour. They’re brilliant players, good friends, and the chemistry we have together has already spoken for itself. I thought we’d never beat that night at RAH... but there’s going to be two nights and two different RAH set lists this time, so let’s see what we, and our legendary fans can do.

Tour Dates are:

November 2019

Fri 01                     Liverpool Philharmonic
Sun 03                   Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Mon 04                 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wed 06                 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Thur 07             Portsmouth Guildhall 
Sat 09                   Bath The Forum
Sun 10                  Oxford New Theatre
Tue 12                  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Wed 13                Gateshead The Sage                               
Fri 15                    Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Sat 16                   Cardiff St David's Hall
Mon 18                London Royal Albert Hall
Tue 19                  London Royal Albert Hall

 Blood Red Shoes Release Video For 'Mexican Dress'.

Blood Red ShoesWednesday 10th October 2018
Brighton duo BLOOD RED SHOES can today reveal their new video for single 'Mexican Dress' which is out now and can be viewed - HERE

The band will be releasing their new album 'Get Tragic', which features 'Mexican Dress' on January 25 2019, and also have a  set of launch shows in the UK and Europe in early 2019, including London Borderline on Sat 26th January.

Listen to 'Mexican Dress' - HERE
Pre-order 'Get Tragic' - HERE
Tickets can be purchased - HERE

The story of 'Get Tragic' can be traced way back to the relentless gigging off the back of their 2014 self-produced and self-titled record, when the heels finally fell off of Blood Red Shoes at the end of that same year. A near-decade of incessant road time and a non-stop pace of life finally took its toll, with the band stopping only to quickly hammer out "another ten songs" to release as their next record, before ploughing straight back into touring. The pair exhausted themselves to the point of collapse. "We didn't, at any point, have a breather," says Steven Ansel (drums and vocals), "We probably didn't see each other for about 10 days a year, tops, for six or seven years." Understandably, such incessant close proximity led to implosion. "We got the to the end of the fourth record and were like, 'F**k you, I never want to see you again',"Steven adds, half-laughing, half-sighing.

Vocalist and guitarist Laura Mary-Carter packed her bags and bought a one-way flight to Los Angeles, a complete radio-silence between the two bandmates stretching on for months. She fell in with a songwriter's crowd, penning tracks and collaborations with big-time pop producers and pitching songs for the likes of Rihanna. It provided her with "a lot of time to reassess,"she says. Steven, conversely, "went out and took drugs and went clubbing for about half a year," he laughs. "I don't remember a lot about it. Classic break-up move, right?"

"That's the whole running theme of this record," says Steven. "The reason we called it Get Tragic is because we realised that everything we've been doing over the last three years is kinda tragic!" he says, prompting laughter from the pair. "Just like, 'Ooh, I hate you, I'm going to America to find myself', and like 'Ooh, I'm gonna party for the rest of the year!' Everything about it is such a cliché – we were like, 'We've turned into a f**kin tragedy!'"

'Get Tragic', then, fully embraces the absurdity of BLOOD RED SHOES situation. As a result, the pair come out the other side sounding fresher and more assured than ever. Recording in the States, working with a new producer, ditching the two-piece rock rulebook they arguably helped write - everything that went into Get Tragic was a leap into the unknown. Their first move, post-reconciliation was a writing retreat in rural Wales, which saw them woken up by the village community leaders, who entered the house while they were sleeping and banished them from town, fearful of the rock group's proximity to the local church.

Regrouping once more and booking in some more sessions in Leeds, Steven took a phone call a few days before round two. Laura had broken her arm. "I fell off a motorbike," she explains. "I didn't tell anyone – I didn't post anything about it, but the fact is I had a broken arm for a long time." Throughout it all, they went through a conveyor belt of managers and manager firings, the group falling out with everyone around them as they attempted to rebuild their core, two-way relationship. One of those managers "led us into a record deal that was really fucked, and we shouldn't have signed," explains Steven. The subsequent fallout and legal trouble financially crippled them both. As that period came to a close, Laura went through a romantic break-up that still visibly affects her. "We were finally getting there," says Laura, "and I was like, 'No... don't let this happen too...'."

Remarkably, though, Laura's broken arm proved to be a blessing in plaster-clad disguise. Leaving her unable to play guitar, it prompted the longtime-guitarist to pick up a keyboard, and sing more than she ever had before. Through mishap and misfortune, the songs that came out of the sessions were the duo's light at the end of the ever-expanding tunnel. They decamped to L.A. to record with Nick Launay (Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Arcade Fire / Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds). He pushed them to explore these new worlds even further, and as such the the after-effects of Laura's motorbike tragedy can be heard throughout 'Get Tragic' – more melodic and synth-led than any of the band's records to date, it embraces electronics and nuance in a way their stripped-back and stomping two-piece rock sound of old never could have.

"That was where it started to make sense," says Steven. "It was like, 'How do we combine our songwriting with electronics and keyboards?' We wanted to have the soul of a rock band, but change the style so it was more interesting, more groovy, and more sexy – and less like everybody else! I started to feel like all rock music around us was one shade of one colour." Laura agrees: "I really find the music industry, and just culture in general, has a sheep mentality. Like, 'Is it okay to like this?' You just need to have a mind of your own. Whether people like it or not, we're at least trying to do something that isn't 'of the moment' or whatever."

Through disaster and dismay, the band have emerged reinvigorated. Every incident has fed into a record of defiance and self-acceptance. Knowingly embracing the tragedy of their movements, and the clarity at the end of such woe – they even laugh at the very idea of having a picture of themselves on the cover – 'Get Tragic' is a total reimagining of the
BLOOD RED SHOES you might think you know.


Currently touring the US with The Presets, tor full list of BLOOD RED SHOES UK and European shows, see below:

Jan 2019
Sat, 26 UK, London, Borderline
Fri, 30, UK, Manchester, Soup Kitchen 
Thu, 31 UK, Glasgow, Stereo Cafe Bar


Feb 2019
Sat, 2 Belgium, Brussels, Rotonde @ Botanique 
Sun, 3 Netherlands, Groningen, Vera
Mon, 4 Germany, Hamburg, Molotow
Tue, 5 Germany, Berlin, Privatclub
Wed, 6 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Sugar Factory
Fri, 8 France, Paris, Point Ephemere

 

 Chthonic Release New Music Video.

ChthonicWednesday 10th October 2018
CHTHONIC have released "A Crimson Sky's Command", the second track from their latest album, "Battlefields of Asura". Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/ltA0HojnmD4

Earlier on in March, CHTHONIC performed the song in public for the first time at one of the biggest music festivals in Taiwan - Megaport Music Festival. The symphonic melody immediately resonates with the fans; one of the fans even covered and uploaded the refrain right after the show. For the music video, CHTHONIC used clips from their performance at Megaport Festival and blended it with the bold and vigorous calligraphic elements. 

Many tracks in CHTHONIC's new album Battlefields of Asura are associated with different Taiwanese gods and goddesses. A Crimson Sky's Command is one of them and was inspired by the god of war “Te-ia-kong”, or “Xuantian Shangdi” in Mandarin. Since it’s about the god of war, the lyrics naturally take on the warpath and aggressiveness. However, Freddy stated that on top of the imagery at the face value, it also represents the courage we need to face, confront and overcome our own weakness. 

CHTHONIC's first album in 5 years is going to drop on October 12th in Europe and the US. Different merchandise will also come out in different areas, including Taiwan, Japan, Europe and the US:
 
 

 Bloodstock Open Air Announces Six More Bands For 2019 Festival.

Bloodstock Open AirWednesday 10th October 2018
As Halloween creeps up, BLOODSTOCK has prepared an early treat and announced six new bands to join their previously announced Friday night headliner, SABATON on the 2019 bill at Catton Park.

CHILDREN OF BODOM land a Friday spot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage in a UK exclusive.  The band entered Danger Johnny Studios with producer Mikko Karmila earlier this year to work on a new studio album, due for release in 2019, following 2015's devilishly good 'I Worship Chaos'.  See the video for 'Morrigan' from that album at: https://youtu.be/jm3kDrBTlt8.

CRADLE OF FILTH return to Catton Park's main stage on Saturday. The British hellfiends are no strangers to our hallowed ground and we're keenly expecting both tricks and treats aplenty.  Lead Cenobite Dani Filth had this to say about returning to BLOODSTOCK; "Obviously we want to finish what we started ten years ago, that is to finish our set!  And for that alone we are really, really looking forward to bringing a massive Cradle show back to the BLOODSTOCK fans.  We f**king can't wait!"  Meanwhile, watch the video for 'Heartbreak And Seance' at https://youtu.be/DNRIaeg6EyY, taken from their gothic horror-infused twelfth album, 'Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay'.

SOILWORK also pick up a Sunday slot in a UK festival exclusive.  The Swedish metallers are currently hard at work in the studio brewing their eleventh studio album and the follow up to 2015's acclaimed 'The Ride Majestic'.  Check out the band blazing through 'This Momentary Bliss' (taken from their 'Live In The Heart of Helskini' DVD) here; https://youtu.be/3RsAF6r3gQw.

BLOODSTOCKers will be able to see the inimitable DEE SNIDER on Sunday's main stage!  The Twisted Sister frontman's recent solo album, 'For The Love Of Metal' was the result of a challenge issued by Hatebreed frontman (and BOA favourite!) Jamey Jasta!  Whilst appearing on Jasta's podcast, Jamey told Dee that he ought to make a "true metal album" and he wanted to produce! The project forged ahead, picking up numerous plaudits on release earlier this year.  Check out the video for 'Become The Storm' - https://youtu.be/hljBz0zTEKQ - for a glimpse of what's in store!

We also welcome QUEENSRYCHE to the main stage on Sunday.  The Todd La Torre-fronted outfit are putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming new album too and are giving PledgeMusic supporters an early taste!  Head over to https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/queensryche2 to sink your teeth in and get your claws on all kinds of special pre-order bundles.

Lastly, but definitely not least, Swedish death metal luminaries HYPOCRISY join us on Sunday!  With Peter Tägtgren at their helm, the band released their first record back in 1992 and have released 11 more since.  The band enter the studio in January 2019 to create a new masterpiece, their first since 2013's, 'End Of Disclosure'.  Watch the video for that title track at https://youtu.be/MJsdZ2FR3WM.

Standard weekend tickets are also currently available at 'early bird' prices (just £132 for four days of metal fun), so grab yours now at the ticket store - http://bloodstock.seetickets.com - if you want to save a few quid.  Camper van passes are also available in limited quantities, but be quick, over half the available spaces have sold already!

For those who want their VIP spot guaranteed, BLOODSTOCK's first wave of 2019 Serpents Lair VIP tickets are also available, priced at £290.  A second wave, including the Deluxe VIP packages (Luxpads, Bellepads, Podpads, etc) and a limited amount of VIP upgrades (for those who've already purchased standard weekend tickets) will then become available on 16th December at 9am.  For full details click to http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/vip-camping.

We trialled the deposit scheme for VIP tickets in 2018, but please note, there will be NO DEPOSIT SCHEME for VIP tickets this year.  

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.  Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Stiff Little Fingers Announce March 2019 UK Tour.

Stiff Little FingersSundya 7th October 2018
Stiff Little Fingers are pleased to announce a 14-date headline tour in March 2019, including the traditional date in Glasgow's iconic venue Barrowland Ballroom on 17th March.

With a career spanning over more than 40th years, Stiff Little Fingers' live shows always become something special, a unique event that never disappoints and the annual spellbinding St. Patrick's day performance in Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom keeps proving just that. Due to phenomenal demand in last couple of years a second Barrowland's show was added next year, on Saturday 16th March, to make a "St. Patrick's Day Weekend" and this has already sold out!

2019 Celebrates 40 years of the band's iconic debut album 'Inflammable Material'. Released Feb 2nd 1979, Inflammable Material features the legendary tracks 'Suspect Device' and 'Alternative Ulster'.

In recent years the band have played incredible live shows, including: two years of headline sold out hometown shows in Belfast's Custom House Square and London's Hyde Park Show with Green Day.

Formed in 1977 in Belfast Stiff Little Fingers were among some of the pioneers of punk rock. Joining ranks with the likes of The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Buzzcocks, and Undertones they brought in a new era of music. Their music was a culmination of their own experiences and the political strife they witnessed, growing up at the height of "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland, from this many notable songs forth came, including "Suspect Device" and "Alternative Ulster". These were the first of what became SLF's signature style: lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and a delivery that rings of honesty and commitment. It's this raw edge that defines the band and their continued vulnerability is what makes their music so relatable – allowing them to draw back fans time and time again.

UK TOUR DATES
Wed 6th March      Leeds, o2 Academy
Fri 8th March        Birmingham, o2 Academy
Sat 9th March       Cardiff, Great Hall
Sun 10th March    Bristol, o2 Academy
Tue 12th March    Norwich, Waterfront
Wed 13th March   Nottingham, Rock City
Fri 15th March      Newcastle, o2 Academy
Sat 16th March     Glasgow Barrowland   SOLD OUT
Sun 17th March    Glasgow, Barrowland
Tue 19th March    Inverness, Ironworks
Wed 20th March   Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Fri 22nd March     Manchester, Academy
Sat 23rd March     Portsmouth, Pyramids
Sun 24th March    London, o2 Kentish Town Forum
 

 Amon Amarth To Release New Documentary.

Amon AmarthSunday 7th October 2018
On November 16th, Amon Amarth will release their new documentary and supporting live album, The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm - which includes a retrospective documentary featuring a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film, produced by Alexander Milas and directed by Phil Wallis, tells the Swedish quintet's history, through both their own eyes and those of the fans that have supported them along the way. UK fans will spot some clips from Bloodstock 2017, when the band were one of the festival's headliners. It is a thrilling collection that pays respect to the faithful, as well as making for a detailed and riveting introduction for those new to their inspiring story. Paired with this documentary is the live video/audio, which contains two different sets at 2017's Summer Breeze Festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany, capturing the unit at their very best.

Having played the German festival numerous times over the years, and loving the family vibe they have always experienced there, Amon Amarth leapt at the chance to appear twice in the same year. Playing a secret, smaller scale set that focused primarily on older material, and then headlining the main stage with full production - including their giant sea serpent and lots of fire - allowed them to showcase their songs at their best - though putting together setlists from such a mighty catalogue was not the easiest of tasks. "For the first night, we wanted to write a set that the fans would enjoy by wholly diving into our back catalogue but also keeping it interesting," explains guitarist Olavi Mikkonen. "But putting the two shows together also made us realise that we have a lot of songs to choose from!" 

WATCH A TRAILER NOW AT
https://youtu.be/VQDOUXCprCA

In the UK, the release will be available in multiple formats via label Music For Nations, including CD/2DVD 8-Panel Digipak, Blu-ray (which includes audio digital download of Main Stage Show), and 2LP black vinyl.

PRE-ORDER AT:
https://amonamarth.lnk.to/pursuitofvikings
CD track-listing (Main Stage Show: August 17th, 2017):
1. The Pursuit of Vikings
2. As Loke Falls
3. First Kill
4. The Way of Vikings
5. At Dawn's First Light
6. Cry of the Black Birds
7. Deceiver of the Gods
8. Destroyer of the Universe
9. Death in Fire
10. Father of the Wolf
11. Runes to My Memory
12. War of the Gods
13. Raise Your Horns
14. A Dream That Cannot Be
15. Guardians of Asgaard
16. Twilight of the Thunder God

DVD Digipak and Blu-ray track-listings:
--Documentary
--T-Stage Show: August 16th, 2017
1. Twilight of the Thunder God
2. Free Will Sacrifice
3. With Oden on Our Side
4. The Last with Pagan Blood
5. For the Stabwounds in Our Backs
6. Thousand Years of Oppression
7. Gods of War Arise
8. Versus the World
9. Asator
10. Under the Northern Star
11. Fate of Norns
12. Varyags of Miklagaard
13. Live for the Kill
14. Victorious March
--Main Stage Show: August 17th, 2017
1. The Pursuit of Vikings
2. As Loke Falls
3. First Kill
4. The Way of Vikings
5. At Dawn's First Light
6. Cry of the Black Birds
7. Deceiver of the Gods
8. Destroyer of the Universe
9. Death in Fire
10. Father of the Wolf
11. Runes to My Memory
12. War of the Gods
13. Raise Your Horns
14. A Dream That Cannot Be
15. Guardians of Asgaard
16. Twilight of the Thunder God

Vinyl track-listing (Main Stage Show: August 17th, 2017):
SIDE A
1. The Pursuit of Vikings
2. As Loke Falls
3. First Kill
4. The Way of Vikings
SIDE B
5. At Dawn's First Light
6. Cry of the Black Birds
7. Deceiver of the Gods
8. Destroyer of the Universe
9. Death in Fire
SIDE C
10. Father of the Wolf
11. Runes to My Memory
12. War of the Gods
13. Raise Your Horns
SIDE D
14. A Dream That Cannot Be
15. Guardians of Asgaard
16. Twilight of the Thunder God

 Coheed And Cambria Release 'Old Flames' Video.

Coheed And CambriaSunday 7th October 2018
Roadrunner Records group Coheed and Cambria have debuted an official music video for “Old Flames,” taken from their brand new LP, released today, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES. The official video for “Old Flames” is directed by Charles “Chas” Todd, and features striking choreography masterminded by Broadway luminary Jon Rua who is known for his roles in the 12-time Tony nominated Spongebob Squarepants and the Tony & Grammy Award Winning hit musical Hamilton.  “Old Flames” is a swinging pop-rock anthem with barreling piano and sonic nods to the Fifties.

Coheed and Cambria embark on a headline UK tour next week, with Californian progressive group, Chon, as special guests. Tickets are on sale now and VIP packages can be purchased at coheedandcambria.com.

UK dates for The Unheavenly Tour are as follows:
Tue 9th Oct - CARDIFF Y-Plas
Wed 10th Oct - GLASGOW ABC
Fri 12th Oct - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Sat 13th Oct - MANCHESTER Academy
Sun 14th Oct - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Tue 16th Oct - LONDON Roundhouse

>Fans can also pick up the deeply immersive VAXIS – ACT I: THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES – LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOX SET, which includes an exclusive 88-page hardcover illustrated sci-fi novel with strikingly realistic colour imagery by Chase Stone, as well as the complete Act 1 novella written by frontman Claudio Sanchez and his wife, Chondra Echert. The box set also houses a fully wearable hard-plastic mask of the main character in THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES, a CD of the album, as well as the exclusive bonus album, The Crown Heights Demos, showing the songs in their original written form. Additional items include a three-panel fold-out poster of expanded album cover art and the Unheavenly Creatures Black Card which will allow all card holders early access to tickets and early entry to Coheed and Cambria headline dates. For more information on VAXIS – ACT I: THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES – LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOX SET, please visit coheedandcambria.com.

Boasting 15 songs over 78 minutes, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES marks Coheed and Cambria’s furious return to concept albums, the ‘First Act’ in a brand-new story arc set within the backdrop of The Amory Wars universe. The LP was heralded earlier this summer with the arrival of its title track, “Unheavenly Creatures,” joined by an official music video, directed by P.R. Brown. “Unheavenly Creatures” takes viewers inside the story's opening chapters where two captured criminals (Creature and Colossus) being walked through a ship on their way towards judgement for crimes committed against society, and perhaps, one another. The video premiered via an exclusive interview with Sanchez at Marvel.com; Sanchez also joined Marvel’s weekly podcast, “This Week In Marvel,” for an extended discussion of THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES and much more.

Coheed and Cambria made their long-awaited return this spring with the arrival of “The Dark Sentencer,” the first new music to be released by the band since their acclaimed 2015 LP, The Color Before The Sun. Leaked to fans by Sanchez along with the opening paragraphs from the album’s aforementioned novella, the 10-minute prog manifesto made global impact with Revolver declaring, “The soaring song with its rolling guitar riff could soundtrack the montage to any intergalactic underdog story.

 Gary Numan Announces 'The Fallen EP'.

Gary NumanSunday 7th October 2018
Gary Numan has today announced the release of 'The Fallen EP' on November 9th. 'The Fallen EP' consists of 3 new tracks 'It Will End Here', 'The Promise' and 'If We Had Known'. It will be available as a Special Edition Tricolour 12" vinyl, digitally and on CD through the artist store; www.GaryNuman.com.

As well as 'The Fallen EP', Gary will also release a new live album 'Savage, Live At Brixton Academy' on the same date. It's a 3 disc deluxe album offering consisting of 2 audio CD's and concert DVD.

Gary previously announced a string of UK dates for November 2018 with The Skaparis Orchestra, including a date at the Royal Albert Hall, London which sold out in a few hours. See full tour dates below.

Gary Numan's current album 'Savage: Songs From A Broken World', was released in September last year through BMG and earned the best reviews of Gary's career. He entered the UK charts at No.2, a fantastic achievement for the iconic and highly influential artist. The British electro pioneer was also awarded the Inspiration Award for songwriting and composition at the Ivor Novellos last year and has been receiving outstanding live reviews proving that he is on fine form. Now, the tour will take a surprisingly elegant turn when Gary Numan and his band are joined by The Skaparis Orchestra for 7 exclusive shows. With orchestral concerts taking place in Cardiff, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, London and Glasgow, the shows will feature songs drawn not only from his highly successful 'Savage' album, but also key songs from his vast back catalogue.

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

'Savage, Live At Brixton Academy' is out November 9th. See track listing below;
1.         Hide (Intro)(Live)
2.         Ghost Nation (Live)
3.         Metal (Live)
4.         The Fall (Live)
5.         I'm An Agent (Live)
6.         Bed Of Thorns (Live)
7.         Dead Sun Rising (Live)
8.         Down In The Park (Live)
9.         Pray For The Pain You Serve (Live)
10.       Here In The Black (Live)
11.       Mercy (Live)
12.       Love Hurt Bleed (Live)
13.       My Name Is Ruin (Live)
14.       Cars (Live)
15.       When The World Comes Apart (Live)
16.       Prayer For The Unborn (Live)
17.       Films (Live)
18.       Are Friends Electric? (Live)

 IRichard Ashcroft Releases New Single And Announces UK Headline Tour For 2019.

Richard AshcroftSunday 7th October 2018
Richard Ashcroft today announces a UK & Ireland headline tour for April & May 2019, which culminates with a performance at the London Olympia, the first performance at this historic venue since Primal Scream 8 years ago (full dates below). Fans that pre-order the album from the official artist store (https://ra.lnk.to/NaturalRebelWE) before or during the presell period will receive exclusive pre-sale access to the UK tour dates.  Pre-sale tickets are available on Wednesday 10th October from 9:30am. Pre-ordering  provides  access  to  the  pre-sale  and  is  not  a  guarantee  of  tickets. General sale tickets are available on Friday 12th October from 9:30am.

Richard Ashcroft releases his fifth solo studio album 'Natural Rebel' on October 19th. The album will be released on his own RPA label and will be his first released via BMG. 'Natural Rebel' represents the latest chapter in a hugely successful solo career for the former Verve frontman and Ivor Novello winner. It follows 'Alone With Everybody' (#1, 2000), 'Human Conditions' (#3, 2002), 'Keys to the World' (#2, 2006) and 'These People' (#3, 2016).   
 
Featuring ten new songs, all of which were written by Ashcroft, 'Natural Rebel' was produced by the singer-songwriter alongside Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush) and Emre Ramazanoglu (Bobby Gillespie, Jarvis Cocker). The majority of its recording took place at State of the Ark Studios in Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker, Tileyard Studios and Hoxa HQ.

Richard has today also released an acoustic track 'Hey Columbo'. The stand alone track was written by Richard Ashcroft and produced by Ashcroft & Jon Kelly. Ashcroft says of the song; "Warning: This song contains explicit language. Do not play on the school run, but turn it up on the way home."

Listen to new track 'Hey Columbo' here: https://RA.lnk.to/HeyColumboPR 


'Natural Rebel' is available to pre-order from https://RA.lnk.to/NaturalRebelPR on 180 gram vinyl, CD and cassette. A limited edition clear orange vinyl in a gatefold sleeve is available to pre-order from HMV and select independent stores. Finally, Richard Ashcroft's official store offers exclusive bundles. The previously announced signed formats, limited edition clear blue vinyl and signed test pressings from the official store have now sold out! if you pre-order the album from HMV you will also receive a very limited edition CD featuring 2 exclusive tracks from the album recording session, 'Rare Vibration' and 'Guilded Halls' while stock lasts.

Richard Ashcroft will play some sold out intimate shows this winter in support of 'Natural Rebel' ahead of the main UK album tour next year.

The tracklisting for 'Natural Rebel' is:

  1. 'All My Dreams'
  2. 'Birds Fly'
  3. 'Surprised By The Joy'
  4. 'That's How Strong'
  5. 'Born To Be Strangers'
  6. 'That's When I Feel It'
  7. 'We All Bleed'
  8. 'A Man in Motion'
  9. 'Streets of Amsterdam'
  10. 'Money Money'


UK & IRELAND Tour Dates;
Friday October 26th – Glasgow Barrowlands – SOLD OUT
Sunday October 28th – Middlesborough Town Hall – SOLD OUT
Monday October 29th – Nottingham Rock City – SOLD OUT
Wednesday October 31st Manchester Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Friday November 2nd – Kentish Town Forum – SOLD OUT
Friday April 19th - Portsmouth Guildhall
Saturday April 20th - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Monday April 22nd - Newcastle 02 Academy
Tuesday April 23rd - Edinburgh Usher Hall
Thursday April 25th - Hull Bonus Arena
Saturday April 27th - Birmingham 02 Academy  
Monday April 29th – Dublin Olympia
Wednesday May 1st – Doncaster Dome
Friday May 3rd - Leicester De Montfort
Saturday May 4th - London Olympia 

 Papa Roach Release New Music From Forthcoming 10th Studio Album.

Papa RoachSunday 7th October 2018
Papa Roach released two new songs from their forthcoming [as yet untitled] 10th studio album, "Renegade Music." and "Who Do You Trust?", plus the official music video for the first single "Who Do You Trust?"

The tracks see Papa Roach continuing to push their momentum with bona-fide rock anthems and fearsome hooks. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix explains, "This song is a statement of engagement - In this day and age, who do you trust? The message of the song is to think for yourself and to trust in yourself, and the imagery of the song matches that. It's the sea of information, all of if slightly out of focus - and you're left floating in trying to decide for yourself. Who do you trust?"

"Papa Roach are back with two more anthemic bangers to add to their arsenal", muses Allison Hagendorf, Spotify's Global Head of Music, about the tracks.

Papa Roach have been praised by their peers in the rock world for achieving an "unlikely comeback", with two decades of continued success and a career resurgence with their 2017 release, Crooked Teeth, which debuted in the Top 20 on the US, UK and Australian charts.  Loudwire explains, "[Papa Roach] are entering a new era of their career. Whereas a multitude of their former counterparts have either become nostalgia acts or fallen off the grid entirely, Papa Roach are finding ways to reverse their trajectory...The sky is the limit for a band who play their cards right and are willing to kick down a few walls."
 
Papa Roach have kicked off a mini tour starting today in Richmond, VA, hitting ten cities across North and Latin America, before setting out on a December tour to various military bases in Asia.  The band will also be joining Shinedown and Asking Alexandria on the 2019 North American leg of the Attention! Attention! World Tour.  Additional international tour dates to be announced soon.  For tickets, VIP packages and more information, visit www.paparoach.com.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

Oct 5, 2018 – Richmond, VA – The National
Oct 6, 2018 – Camden, NJ – Rock Allegiance Festival
Oct 7, 2018 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Oct 9, 2018 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Oct 12, 2018 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Oceania
Oct 13, 2018 – Puebla, Mexico – Tecate Comuna Festival
Oct 16, 2018 – Austin, TX – Austin City Live at the Moody Theater
Oct 17, 2018 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Ampitheater
Oct 19, 2018 – Arlington, TX – Texas Live!
Oct 20, 2018 – El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock

Dec 7, 2018 – Misawa, Japan – Misawa Air Force Base
Dec 8, 2018 – Tokyo, Japan – Yokoto Air Force Base
Dec 10, 2018 – Atsugi, Japan – Atsugi
Dec 11, 2018 – Yokosuka, Japan – Yokosuka Naval Fleet Command
Dec 13, 2018 – Apo, South Korea – Kunsan Air Base
Dec 14, 2018 – Pyeongtaek, South Korea – Osan Air Base
Dec 15, 2018 – Pyeongtaek, South Korea – Camp Humphries

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! WORLD TOUR
w/ Shinedown and Asking Alexandria
Feb 20, 2019 – Estero, FL – Hertz Arena
Feb 22, 2019 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Complez
Feb 23, 2019 – Knoxville, TN – Civic Coliseum
Feb 24, 2019 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstone Arena
Feb 26, 2019 – Dayton, OH – Nutter Center
Feb 28, 2019 – Baltimore, MD – UMBC Fieldhouse
Mar 1, 2019 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
Mar 2, 2019 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar 5, 2019 – Youngtown, OH – Covelli Center
Mar 7, 2018 – Ft. Wayne, IN – War Memorial Coliseum
Mar 8, 2019 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
Mar 9, 2019 – Green Bay, WI – Brown County Arena
Mar 11, 2019 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Mar 12, 2019 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
Mar 15, 2019 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Center
Mar 16, 2019 – Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center
Mar 17, 2019 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz
Mar 19, 2019 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Arena
Mar 20, 2019 – Loveland, CO – Budweiser Gardens
Mar 23, 2019 – Tuscon, AZ – Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium

 Imagine Dragons To Release New Album 'Origins' On The 9th November.

Imagine DragonsThursday 4th October 2018
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons will release their fourth studio album, entitled ORIGINS, on November 9th via KIDinaKORNER/Polydor Records. The album is available for pre-order HERE. Those who pre-order will receive instant downloads of two Origins tracks: the band's worldwide smash "Natural,"and "Zero," from Walt Disney Animation Studios'film Ralph Breaks The Internet. Watch the video for "Natural" HERE. Listen to "Zero" HERE.  

Origins was conceived as a sister album to Evolve continuing its predecessor's sonic explorations. "It's about seeking new ground but also appreciating your roots," says lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, whose bandmates include guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. "When we create, we create with no boundaries, no rules. We find it thrilling to make music that feels different and new to us."

Imagine Dragons joined forces with producers Joel Little (Lorde, Khalid), Mattman & Robin (Selena Gomez, Carly Rae Jepsen), and John Hill (Florence + the Machine) to sculpt the kaleidoscopic and kinetically charged sound of Origins. With the band artfully blending rock, hip-hop, pop, and folk, the album is etched in inventive textures that never distract from an essential element of Imagine Dragons: lyrics that speak to a sometimes-painful self-awareness, but ultimately uplift and inspire.

Origins will be released 16 months after Imagine Dragons' previous album, Evolve, which is certified Gold in the UK and entered the chart at #3, and is now certified double platinum in the US. Evolve was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned three huge hits: "Believer," "Thunder,"which scored a Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy nomination; and "Whatever It Takes".  Imagine Dragons is the eighth most-listened-to artist globally on Spotify with over 40 million monthly listeners. 

 Olly Murs Announce New Album And UK Tour.

Olly MursThursday 4th October 2018
ollowing the release of his swaggering new single 'Moves' featuring Snoop Dogg, Olly Murs returns with his dazzling new album 'You Know I Know', out November 9th on RCA Records.

'You Know I Know' is a landmark release for Olly Murs who celebrates a decade at the top with this, his sixth album, two discs that feature a brand new album and a sparkling hits collection of songs everyone knows. "And the other album is songs only I know," Olly says. "For now."

Highlights include the glorious 'Love Me Again', 'Feel The Same' featuring Nile Rodgers on guitar, and the title track featuring Shaggy. Once again Olly has worked closely with Steve Mac, Steve Robson and Wayne Hector.

'You Know, I Know' is the follow up to '24HRS' which Olly toured last year selling over 600,000 tickets across 24 sold out UK dates. Olly embarks on a 16 date UK arena tour next May including two shows at London The O2 May 16th and 17th. Olly Murs plays:

May 2019 
Weds 1st                               ABERDEEN, BHGE Arena 
Fri 3rd                    GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro 
Mon 6th                                NOTTINGHAM, Motorpoint Arena 
Thurs 9th                                BOURNEMOUTH, International Centre 
Fri 10th                  BIRMINGHAM, Genting Arena 
Mon 13th              DUBLIN, 3Arena 
Tues 14th              BELFAST, SSE Arena 
Thurs 16th             LONDON, The O2 
Fri 17th                  LONDON, The O2 
Mon 20th              NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena 
Thurs 23rd             LEEDS, First Direct Arena 
Fri 24th                  SHEFFIELD, Sheffield FlyDSA Arena 
Tues 28th              CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena 
Thurs 30th             LIVERPOOL, Echo Arena 
Fri 31st                   MANCHESTER, Manchester Arena 
June 2019 
Fri 7th                     GLOUCESTER, Kingsholm Stadium 
 
Tickets go on sale Friday October 12th at 930am and are available from http://www.gigsandtours.com/ and www.ticketmaster.co.uk


Now firmly established in his red chair as a judge on The Voice, Olly has five multi-platinum albums under his belt, 4 #1 UK albums, 4# UK singles and 6 #1 airplay tracks. He has over 17.5m followers across his socials and without doubt is the X Factor's most successful male artist ever.
 
Full tracklisting for 'You Know I Know Know' below:

CD1 
1. Moves (feat. Snoop Dogg)
2. Go Hard 
3. Love Me Again
4. Excuses 
5. You Know I Know (feat. Shaggy)
6. Feel The Same
7. Somebody New
8. Mark On My Heart
9. Take Your Love
10. Maria
11. Talking To Yourself
12. Younger
Deluxe:
13. Love You Better
14. Footsteps

CD2: The Hits 
1. Dance With Me Tonight
2. Troublemaker (Ft. Flo Rida)
3. Up  (ft. Demi Lovato)
4. Heart Skips A Beat (ft. Rizzle Kicks)
5. Dear Darlin'
6. Wrapped Up (ft. Travie McCoy)
7. You Don't Know Love
8. Kiss Me
9. Please Don't Let Me Go
10. Thinking Of Me
11. Olly Murs and Louisa Johnson 'Unpredictable'
12. Grow Up
Deluxe:
13. Busy
14. Right Place Right Time

 Avatar Announce 2019 UK And European Tour.

AvatarThursday 4th October 2018
From: The Royal Department of Government Approved Freedom of Press
To: Whomever it may concern

03 October in the year of the King (2018): Citizens! It is yet another great day for Avatar Country and therefore the world. As the King’s Harvest is growing richer, the coming year of the King is bound to be the greatest on record!

The Department of Informing the Citizens of the Kingdom (D.I.C.K.) is thrilled and intimately tickled as they get to be bearer of the good news that AVATAR ARE HITTING EUROPE FOR A HEADLINE TOUR IN 2019!

Directly from the Royal Mouth of the Horse Spreading Gossip, we have the following tidbit:

”The King is eternal. Avatar Country is endless. But album cycles come and go. Even though legends never die, sagas sometimes must end. We are not there quite yet, but we’re closer than ever. As dark forces slowly cloud our minds, we urge you to join us in the celebration of Avatar Country before the door closes to the kingdom and we wander on to new unexplored territories. Join us and let’s make this one for the ages!”

AVATAR will return to Europe in continued support of their newest LP, "Avatar Country". This will be the band's second full scale European run for this album cycle, which also has taken them on multiple trips to North America during the spring of 2018 and across all of Europe for extremely successful festival dates over the summer.

Tickets will be on sale 05 October.
AVATAR 2019 EUROPE HEADLINE TOUR

JANUARY
16 Jan Glasgow (UK) Garage
17 Jan Birmingham (UK) O2 Institute
18 Jan Manchester (UK) O2 Ritz*
19 Jan Bristol (UK) Anson Rooms
20 Jan London (UK) Shepherds Bush Empire

22 Jan Antwerp (BE) Trix
23 Jan Clermont-Ferrand (FR) La Cooperative de Mai
25 Jan Nantes (FR) Le Stereolux
26 Jan Bochum (DE) Matrix
27 Jan Strasbourg (FR) La Laiterie
29 Jan Zurich (CH) Dynamo Saal
31 Jan Vienna (AT) Szene

FEBRUARY 
01 Feb Zlin (CZ) Hala Euronics
02 Feb Warsaw (PL) Open Stage at Stodola
03 Feb Graz (AT) Explosiv
04 Feb Budapest (HU) A38
05 Feb Munich (DE) Backstage Werk
07 Feb Grenoble (FR) La Belle Electrique
08 Feb Nancy (FR) L'Autre Canal
09 Feb Frankfurt (DE) Batschkapp
11 Feb Stuttgart (DE) Im Wizemann
12 Feb Amsterdam (NL) Melkweg
22 Feb Saint Petersburg (RU) Club Zal
23 Feb Moscow (RU) Zil Arena
25 Feb Helsinki (FI) Nosturi
26 Feb Tampere (FI) Klubi
28 Feb Norrköping (SE) Arbis

MARCH
01 Mar Malmö (SE) KB
02 Mar Karlstad (SE) Nöjesfabriken
03 Mar Oslo (NO) John Dee
04 Mar Arhus (DK) Voxhall

 architects Release New Video 'Royal Beggars'.

ArchitectsThursday 4th October 2018
righton 5 piece ARCHITECTS, who recently announced the release of their eighth album, 'Holy Hell' out November 9th, have unveiled the second video from the 11-song album: "Royal Beggars"

ARCHITECTS debut 'Royal Beggars' video - HERE

The Lewis Cater-directed video is the second song to preview the eagerly-awaited return from "one of Britain's finest metal bands" (The Independent). Simultaneous with news of Holy Hell's forthcoming release, Architects offered a video for "Hereafter" which Revolver said featured Sam Carter's "most furious vocals to date," and Louder Sound described as "bursting with the technical prowess and pure, emotive energy that has been their hallmark for over a decade."

'Holy Hell' marks the band's first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect's founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. "In those first months after Tom's death, I didn't deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious," Dan explains. "I'd ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it."

Album pre-orders, including physical bundles featuring vinyl and various merchandise, as well as digital pre-orders offering instant downloads of "Hereafter" are available via the band's website (HERE).

The band have recently announced their biggest-ever European/UK tour, taking place in January and February 2019. The band will be playing several arenas, including Wembley SSE Arena in London, Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Mitsubishi-Electric-Halle in Dusseldorf, as well as the biggest venues they've played in Europe so far. Before this tour, they be heading to Russia and Ukraine for three shows in December this year. Please see below for the full list of UK dates. Tickets are on sale now

14 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
NEW DATE - 15 Jan 2019 - Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
17 Jan 2019 – Glasgow, O2 Academy (UK) - TICKETS
18 Jan 2019 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (UK)  - TICKETS
19 Jan 2019 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley (UK) - TICKETS

 
Album pre-orders, including physical bundles featuring vinyl and various merchandise, as well as digital pre-orders offering instant downloads of "Hereafter"
are available - HERE

 Evanescence To Release Live DVD On The 12th Ocotber.

EvanescenceThursday 4th October 2018
On 12 October 2018, Evanescence will be releasing 'Synthesis Live' on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+CD, Blu-Ray+CD set and digital video via Eagle Vision.

Recorded late last Autumn during the band's critically-acclaimed Synthesis tour, the concert was captured in state-of-the-art 4K by director P.R. Brown & produced by Craig Ziogas/CTGS Productions.

The songs span Evanescence's 20-year history to date, reinvented with a full orchestra over a deep electronic landscape. Synthesis is a soulful and sweepingly grandiose event to witness live.  Seated at the piano, Amy Lee opens the set with a single note that builds into the instrumental Overture, seamlessly leading into the crushing wave that is Never Go Back.
Bring Me To Life, the anthem that lead many people to discover Evanescence, reaches a new level of power and emotion with a pounding, electric heartbeat and soaring orchestral accompaniment, while songs like My Immortal, Lithium and Lost in Paradise evoke heartbreaking scenes from a beautiful, timeless film.

Amy Lee's incredible vocal range and the group's expressive, multi-layered music naturally lends itself to orchestral accompaniment, shining a light on the singular beauty of the arrangements by composer David Campbell and conductor Susie Seiter creating a truly dynamic, cinematic sound.  Lee has called this, 'a passion project', which undoubtedly shines through. The sense of occasion is not lost on the band or audience alike in this unique and highly emotive show.

Evanescence recently took their Synthesis live tour around the world, delivering highly-acclaimed performances throughout Europe, North America and Australia. This summer, the band teamed with violinist Lindsey Stirling on a tour of North American amphitheatres - one of Live Nation's Top 10 tours of the summer.

"The majesty of Ms. Lee accompanied by Mr. Campbell's arrangements was undeniable."
– Wall Street Journal

"Amy Lee firmly re-establishes herself as one of rock's pre-eminent vocalists, exhibiting an impressive range that still packs a wallop, this time cutting through a full orchestra." – Variety

"A fresh symphonic approach to Evanescence's lauded music....genuinely immersive"Kerrang

"Synthesis works magnificently live" - Metal Hammer

TRACKLISTING
1.Overture 2. Never Go Back 3. Lacrymosa 4. End of the Dream 5. My Heart is Broken 6. Lithium 7. Bring Me To Life 8. Unravelling (Interlude) 9. Imaginary 10. Secret Door 11. Hi-Lo 12. Lost in Paradise 13. Your Star  14. My Immortal 15. The In-between (Piano Solo) 16. Imperfection 17. Speak to Me 18. Good Enough 19. Swimming Home

  Parkway Drive Add Second Manchester Show.

Parkway DriveThursday 4th October 2018
Due to huge demand, Australian metal band Parkway Drive have added a second show in Manchester on the UK leg of their forthcoming "Reverence" tour. Tickets for the second show at Manchester O2 Apollo on January 30th are on sale now! Please be aware that Bury Tomorrow will support on this date -  Killswitch Engage will not be performing that night.

January 2019

(With support from Killswitch Engage and Thy Art Is Murder)

29th      Manchester, O2 Apollo
30th      Manchester, O2 Apollo (with Bury Tomorrow)
31st      Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena

February

1st       Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
2nd      London, Alexandra Palace

 Mewithoutyou Stream New Album.

MewithoutYouThursday 4th October 2018
Genre-defying innovators mewithoutYou are releasing their seventh full-length, '[Untitled]', this Friday, October 5th on Big Scary Monsters. To celebrate, the band have made the album available early to stream in full and purchase for $5 on Bandcamp. In classic mewithoutYou form, '[Untitled]' is many things at once, pushing fearlessly into new sonic and lyrical territory while also pulling elements from their past. The result is an album that seamlessly blends a litany of styles and sounds into something that can only be described as mewithoutYou. Frontman Aaron Weiss digs deep throughout the album, once again providing the stunningly intricate lyrics for which mewithoutYou is known--always searching himself and the world around him for a better understanding.

Stream/Purchase '[Untitled]' album via Bandcamp:
https://mewithoutyou.bandcamp.com/album/untitled

Listen to '[untitled]' EP:
https://open.spotify.com/album/4KJzRZpr4c3ElgMlWaA43K?si=cx-P-JAfRZGpcQrduolZww

Since their formation in 2001, mewithoutYou have never stopped moving forward. Across six full-length albums and a handful of EPs, the Philadelphia band—who have been labeled everything from experimental punk to post-hardcore to indie rock—have always put a premium on progression, never anchoring themselves to a single sound and instead gracefully wandering across stylistic lines. It's that same spirit that informs both '[Untitled]' and the '[untitled]' e.p., a companion piece that was surprise released just last month. 

 Hollywood Undead Announce 2019 UK Tour.

Hollywood UndeadThursday 4th October 2018
Fresh from closing out the summer with incendiary performances at Reading & Leeds festivals, Hollywood Undead have announced that they will return in 2019 for a headline tour of Europe.

The band recently unveiled two new singles, “Gotta Let Go” which has already racked up over three million global streams, with the accompanying music video clocking over one million views, and “Another Level”, a fiery, EDM-infused song, saturated with heavy beats and explosive rhythms.

“Gotta Let Go”: https://youtu.be/tMrRDb3ANx8
“Another Level”: https://youtu.be/b4vxHihfRFE

Since the release of 2017’s FIVE (October 2017 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG), Hollywood Undead have crossed an impressive one billion U.S. streams across their catalog, as well as 1.7 million total Shazams. In addition to debuting at #7 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart, FIVE has also racked up 56 million total global streams, and all six music videos from the record have garnered 30 million views cumulatively. 

Hollywood Undead 2019 Tour Dates:
Fri. 04/12/19 Moscow, RU VTB Arena
Sat. 04/13/19 Saint Petersburg, RU A2 Green Concert
Sun. 04/14/19 Minsk, BY Prime Hall
Wed. 04/17/19 Bratislava, SK Refinery Gallery
Thu. 04/18/19 Prague, CZ Tipsport Arena
Sat. 04/20/19 Leipzig, DE IMPERICON FESTIVAL LEIPZIG - HALL EINS
Sun. 04/21/19 Tilburg , NL 13
Tue. 04/23/19 London, GB O2 Academy Brixton
Wed. 04/24/19 Bristol, GB O2 Academy Bristol
Thu. 04/25/19 Bournemouth, GB O2 Academy Bournemouth
Sat. 04/27/19 Liverpool, GB Liverpool Guild of Students
Sun. 04/28/19 Leeds, GB O2 Academy Leeds
Tue. 04/30/19 Newcastle upon Tyne, GB O2 Academy Newcastle
Wed. 05/01/19 Sheffield, GB O2 Academy Sheffield
Fri. 05/03/19 Nottingham, GB Rock City
Sat. 05/04/19 Cardiff, GB The Great Hall

 Silverstein Release Two New Acoustic Videos.

SilversteinThursday 4th October 2018
Ontario, Canada's post-hardcore heavyweights, Silverstein have released acoustic renditions of their songs "The Afterglow" and "Aquamarine."

You can listen to 'The Afterglow' here
You can listen to 'Aquamarine' here
A physical 7" version of the stripped down and beautifully stark songs is available for purchase here.

The original versions of both of these tracks appear on the band's latest albumDead Reflection, out now on Rise Records.

"We love Dead Reflection so much and didn't want to do some half-baked, phoned-in acoustic versions," said singer Shane Told. "So we actually got Derek Hoffman back at the helm and spent the time to really honor these songs and make truly special versions of them."
 
He continued, "It's not easy to take a screaming heavy hardcore part and turn it into a reflective emotional part that your Mom would be into — but we love that challenge. It's cool to see a song that's only ever been thought of one way in a completely different light."
  
Additionally, Silverstein will embark on a Euro tour this autumn co-headling with Anti-Flag. 

You can see Silverstein at the following dates:

11th October: Flex, Wien 
12th October Alter Schlachthof, Als 
13th October Rockhouse, Salzburg
14th October Meet Factory, Prague
16th October Hannover, Pavillion
18th October SO36, Berlin
20th October Live Music Hall, Cologne
21st October Longhorn, Stuttgart
23rd October Backstage Werk, Munich
25th October Garage, Saarbrucken
 26th October Antifest, Patronaat, Haarlem
27th October Groezrock indoor, Muziekodroom, Hasselt 
28th October Antifest, Schlachthof, Wiesbaden

Tickets on sale now.

 Inglorious Announce 2019 UK Headline Tour.

IngloriousThursday 4th October 2018
Following their show stealing mainstage performance at Download festival 2018, Inglorious are pleased to announce a full UK tour across January and February 2019. The band will be bringing their stunning live performance to venues across the UK to support the forthcoming release of their new studio album. Full dates are as follows:

Mon 28thJan 2019                Southampton, Engine Rooms
Tues 29thJan 2019                Bristol, Academy
Thurs 31stJan 2019              Norwich, Waterfront
Fri 1stFeb 2019                     London, Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 2ndFeb 2019                    Birmingham, Institute (FRONTIERS ROCK UK FESTIVAL)
Sun 3rdFeb 2019                   Nottingham, Rock City
Tues 5thFeb 2019                  Glasgow, Garage
Wed 6thFeb 2019                   Newcastle, Boilershop
Thurs 7thFeb 2019                Manchester, Academy 2
Fri 8thFeb 2019                     Bingley, Arts Centre

O2 presale: Wednesday, 3rd October – 9am
Live Nation presale: Thursday, 4th October – 9am
General on-sale: Friday, 5th October – 9am

Tour Support will be – City of Thieves 

Nathan James says"I cannot believe we get to play THE Shepherds Bush Empire on this tour! one of my favourite venues of all time. I'm so excited to share this new album with everyone as well as the big tunes from our first and second albums."

The band have spent 2018 locked away recording their forthcoming studio album 'Ride to Nowhere', again mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith). The first music from the album is set for release imminently, in late 2018, with the full album release coming in early 2019. The album will be released through Frontiers Music Srl.

2017's "Inglorious II" further enhanced the standing of this remarkable band. From the body blow riffs of "Read All About It," to the beautiful melodies of the first single "I Don't Need Your Loving", from the groove of "High Class Woman" to the classic feeling ballad "Making Me Pay", it was an album that showed the bands influences stem from iconic rock and roll shrine of rock albums from the 1970s – many years before the band members were born – merged with a truly contemporary feel. Driving riffs and instant melodies all overlaid with the unique and powerful vocals of Nathan James. Inglorious are one of the most exciting and vital UK rock acts to emerge in years.

Late 2018 will also see Nathan James star in "Jeff Wayne's The War Of the Worlds" as "The Voice Of Humanity" – he was personally picked by Wayne for the role. The version will run throughout the UK in November and December www.waroftheworlds.com

Tickets and information available here
https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/jeff-wayne-s-the-war-of-the-worlds-tickets

 City And Colour To Release New Album In November.

City And ColourThursday 27th September 2018
City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, has launched a new label called Still Records, an imprint of Dine Alone Records. The first official release is a very special live City and Colour album, Guide Me Back Home, to be released digitally on October 5th with physical product available November 23rd. The album was recorded during 2017's sold-out "An Evening with City and Colour - Solo" Canadian tour where Green performed serene, stripped-down iterations of songs spanning his award-winning catalogue in an intimate theatre environment. The tour covered 25 cities from coast-to-coast.

Green worked with Plus1 to collect $1 from each ticket sold during the 2017 tour to benefit MusiCounts. In the same spirit, $1 from the sale of each Guide Me Back Home album worldwide will be donated to MusiCounts.
Guide Me Back Home is a beautifully recorded and meticulously curated 21-song album, produced by long-time friend Karl Bareham. Green says, "It's more than just a live record to me. It is my love letter to Canada."  Along with a digital release, a special 3xLP vinyl set will be available, housed in a triple gatefold jacket and featuring the photography of Vanessa Heins and a handwritten note from Dallas about this special tour. Fans will have the option to purchase the record in limited edition colour variants. The official artist store will feature a limited edition colour variant in Bone and Orange Swirl, limited to 1800 units, exclusive to the City and Colour webstore. Fans will be able to purchase newly designed merchandise created for the release. Two additional limited colour vinyl options will be available from Dine Alone Records and select retailers worldwide. A standard edition black will be widely available as well. Fans who pre-order the vinyl HERE will also receive a digital download as of October 5th.

In 2016, as the support cycle for 2015's #1 album If I Should Go Before You was winding down, a mentally and physically exhausted Green was watching the "madness" surrounding the U.S. presidential election unfold from his home in Nashville. That's when the highways of his homeland started calling out to him. "I felt like I needed to go see more of the country I'm from – to explore it more deeply and play for people who've travelled to see me over the years a little closer to where they might be from, and maybe find some new people that might be willing to listen, too."
About starting Still Records, says Green, "I see Still Records as a way to draw attention to projects that are important to me. Dine Alone was started to put out my first album, and it's been very successful and grown into something really special since then. Still Records is an extension on those ideals and a place where I'm able to curate a collection of things that I think deserve to be heard and enjoyed."

City and Colour, the moniker of singer-songwriter Dallas Green, is undeniably one of the biggest groundswell stories to emerge from Canada. With 3 JUNO Awards under his belt -- including two SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR awards (2009, 2012), 3 Double Platinum and 1 Platinum-selling studio album in Canada, Green's latest and 5th studio album If I Should Go Before You debuted #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan, City and Colour's third consecutive chart-topper in Canada. In 2014, Green collaborated with international superstar Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) on a new project titled You+Me. The duo's acclaimed Platinum-certified debut, rose ave., debuted at #4 on the U.S. Top 200 Chart, #1 in Canada, #2 in Australia culminating in memorable performances on The Ellen Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

In addition to widespread commercial success, If I Should Go Before Youreceived critical acclaim from notable international media. As part of Alexisonfire, Green released four Platinum-certified studio albums, Alexisonfire (2002), Watch Out (2004), Crisis (2006), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals (2009). Crisis debuted at #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan chart (Canada), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals debuted at #2, and charted at #9 on the US Billboard Independent Album chart. City and Colour has performed to sold-out crowds across the U.S. and headlined his first arena tour across Canada, including 2 dates at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (now Budweiser Stage) in Toronto.

Guide Me Back Home - Tracklisting

  1. Forgive Me / Two Coins (Live in Wolfville, NS - May 5, 2017)
  2. Friends (Live in Surrey, BC - April 7, 2017)
  3. What Makes a Man? (Live in Sainte-Thérèse, QC - April 27, 2017)
  4. If I Should Go Before You (Live in Truro, NS - May 4, 2017)
  5. We Found Each Other in the Dark (Live in Charlottetown, PEI - April 30, 2017)
  6. Silver and Gold (Live in Fredericton, NB - May 8, 2017)
  7. Hello, I'm In Delaware (Live in Saint John, NB - May 2, 2017)
  8. O' Sister (Live in Vernon, BC - April 13, 2017)
  9. Runaway (Live in Truro, NS - May 4, 2017)
  10. Twilight (Live in Glace Bay, NS - May 11, 2017)
  11. Casey's Song (Live in Banff, AB - April 18, 2017)
  12. Lover Come Back (Live in Cornerbrook, NL - May 15, 2017)
  13. As Much as I Ever Could (Live in Halifax, NS - May 10, 2017)
  14. Paradise (Live in Fredericton, NB - May 8, 2017)
  15. Against the Grain (Live in Vernon, BC - April 13, 2017)
  16. Comin' Home (Live in Pictou, NS - May 6, 2017)
  17. Sensible Heart (Live in St. John's, NL - May 14, 2017)
  18. Waiting... (Live in Pictou, NS - May 6, 2017)
  19. The Girl (Live in Halifax, NS - May 10, 2017)
  20. Sleeping Sickness (Live in Halifax, NS - May 9, 2017)
 Coheed And Cambria Release New Single 'Old Flames'.

Coheed And CambriaThursday 27th September 2018
Roadrunner Records group Coheed and Cambria have unveiled “Old Flames,” the fourth new track to be released from their highly anticipated LP, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES. “Old Flames,” a swinging pop-rock anthem with barreling piano and sonic nods to the Fifties, is streaming today on the band’s official YouTube channel and on all Digital Service Providers. Coheed and Cambria’s long-awaited new LP, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES, arrives worldwide on Friday, October 5th.

Coheed and Cambria kick off a headline UK tour this October, with Californian progressive group, Chon, as special guests. Tickets are on sale now and VIP packages can be purchased at coheedandcambria.com.

UK dates for The Unheavenly Tour are as follows:
Tue 9th Oct - CARDIFF Y-Plas
Wed 10th Oct - GLASGOW ABC
Fri 12th Oct - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Sat 13th Oct - MANCHESTER Academy
Sun 14th Oct - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Tue 16th Oct - LONDON Roundhouse

THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES is available for pre-order HERE, with all orders receiving instant grat downloads of “Old Flames” alongside the recently released new tracks, "The Gutter", “Unheavenly Creatures”, and “The Dark Sentencer.”

Furthermore, Coheed and Cambria is partnering with New York Comic Con to celebrate “The Unheavenly Creatures” release with an intimate performance at Times Square’s legendary Hard Rock Cafe next week during the annual massively popular convention on October 5th. Tickets will be offered for sale today first to NYCC badge holders, and a small amount will be held for fans of the band. The band will also do signings at the convention. 

Pre-orders are nearly sold out for the deeply immersive VAXIS – ACT I: THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES – LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOX SET, which includes an exclusive 88-page hardcover illustrated sci-fi novel with strikingly realistic colour imagery by Chase Stone, as well as the complete Act 1 novella written by frontman Claudio Sanchez and his wife, Chondra Echert. The box set also houses a fully wearable hard-plastic mask of the main character in THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES, a CD of the album, as well as the exclusive bonus album, The Crown Heights Demos, showing the songs in their original written form. Additional items include a three-panel fold-out poster of expanded album cover art and the Unheavenly Creatures Black Card which will allow all card holders early access to tickets and early entry to Coheed and Cambria headline dates. For more information on VAXIS – ACT I: THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES – LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOX SET, please visit coheedandcambria.com.

Boasting 15 songs over 78 minutes, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES marks Coheed and Cambria’s furious return to concept albums, the ‘First Act’ in a brand-new story arc set within the backdrop of The Amory Wars universe. The LP was heralded earlier this summer with the arrival of its title track, “Unheavenly Creatures,” joined by an official music video, directed by P.R. Brown. “Unheavenly Creatures” takes viewers inside the story's opening chapters where two captured criminals (Creature and Colossus) being walked through a ship on their way towards judgement for crimes committed against society, and perhaps, one another. The video premiered via an exclusive interview with Sanchez at Marvel.com; Sanchez also joined Marvel’s weekly podcast, “This Week In Marvel,” for an extended discussion of THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES and much more.

Coheed and Cambria made their long-awaited return this spring with the arrival of “The Dark Sentencer,” the first new music to be released by the band since their acclaimed 2015 LP, The Color Before The Sun. Leaked to fans by Sanchez along with the opening paragraphs from the album’s aforementioned novella, the 10-minute prog manifesto made global impact with Revolver declaring, “The soaring song with its rolling guitar riff could soundtrack the montage to any intergalactic underdog story.

 Hellions To Release Fourth Studio Album 'Rue' On the 19th October.

Eluveitie Re-sign To Nuclear Blast RecordsMWednesday 26th September 2018
Nuclear Blast Records is proud to anounce, that the Swiss folk metal stars ELUVEITIE have signed a new record deal with the German based label.

Over ten years ago, in November 2007, the unknown Swiss folk-metal newcomers ELUVEITIE signed their first contract with Nuclear Blast and became an internationally successful act, with the release of their label debut »SLANIA«.
Five more incredibly successful studio albums followed and now the band have signed a new deal with the label so that the formidable pairing can continue to produce even more greatness.

Mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann states:
"Ok, this sounds like one of these "official statements" you're asked for, these things "you're supposed to say".
But it's really not like this. We really mean this from all our hearts: We're super fucking happy to announce this! To be signed to Nuclear Blast was our dream back in the day (when we were recording "Vên" and "Spirit"), because we thought it's just the best and coolest label in metal music. And then it happended: We got signed by Nuclear Blast some years later.
The amazing thing today: After ten fucking years of working together, nothing of this opinion changed!
We know, there's a lot of kids around, blaming Nuclear Blast for being a "big company", for "being commercial and mainstream", etc.
But let us tell you - each single person working at Nuclear Blast we got to know over the years (which is nearly all of them meanwhile) works there, because of his or her passion for music, for metal! Each single one of them is a fucking idealist and believes in metal music!
This is a place where Eluveitie belongs! To metal!
Today our collaboration with Nuclear Blast is not business-like, really. It's working together with friends, we know, respect and like on a personal level.
And this is why we're really happy and also proud to announce this common desicion!"

Markus Staiger adds:
"We are very happy that Eluveitie and Nuclear Blast Records can continue as a team. Eluveitie became a very big success of our label and everyone in the band, their management and crew also became trustful and close friends. For us, it is a pleasure to work with such highly gifted musicians.
Never change a winning team!"

ELUVEITIE released their second studio album Slania over a decade ago and to celebrate, the band have announced a very special anniversary edition of this masterpiece. »SLANIA - 10 Years« includes a raft of bonus tracks, including demos and acoustic versions, and will be released on November 16th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Pre-order »SLANIA - 10 Years« here: http://nblast.de/EluveitieSlania10Years


The tracklist of the 10th-anniversary –edition reads:

01. Samon
02. Primordial Breath
03. Inis Mona
04. Grey Sublime Archon
05. Anagantios
06. Bloodstained Ground
07. The Somber Lay
08. Slania's Song
09. Giamonios
10. Tarvos
11. Calling The Rain
12. Elembivos
Bonus:
13. Samon (Acoustic Version)
14. Interview With Slania
15. Samon (demo)
16. Primordial Breath (demo)
17. Inis Mona (demo)
18. Bloodstained Ground (demo)
19. Tarvos (demo

 Toothgrinder Cover Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain'.

ToothgrinderThursday 27th September 2018
New Jersey noisemakers Toothgrinder have released their cover of Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain." Listen here.  - https://toothgrinder.lnk.to/FpGML

"As a child, my father's three favorite groups were Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Fleetwood Mac, and The Allman Brothers," said singer Justin Matthews. "I grew accustomed to southern rock from an early age. As a lyricist, I subconsciously write in that frame of mind. I LOVE a good story written through song. Fleetwood Mac in particular has always held a special place in my heart."

The singer put things in perspective and further revealed how Fleetwood Mac impacted his process as a lyricist, saying, "During the making of Phantom Amour, I needed a break from the recording process to go clear my head. I cruised down to Luray, Virginia through the skyline drive to get some perspective on what I was doing. I parked myself on a stool at an Irish pub somewhere in town. Half in the bag, I listened to Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain.' I then began writing the lyrics to our ballad 'Jubilee.' There is something about associating music with my surroundings that has always captivated me. Music to me has always seemed like a fantastical theme song to a particular point in time. I wanted to pay homage to the legends that helped me write my favorite and most personal song yet." 

He finished, "Considering the impact Fleetwood Mac had on the Phantom Amour writing process, 'The Chain' was the obvious choice. It has this beautiful twang that is so far from anything we have ever done, that I wanted to capture that as well as we could. I hope we did it justice, and without a doubt I am extremely grateful we had an opportunity to do something like this. Gratitude is everything."

 Hellions To Release Fourth Studio Album 'Rue' On the 19th October.

HellionsMWednesday 26th September 2018
To celebrate Hellions long-awaited fourth album Rue on October 19 via UNFD, the band have revealed the video for their current single "Smile". The song is a dynamic, upbeat tune built around the refrain 'I'm ready to run, are you ready?' that provides a tongue-in-cheek look at the depth of our interactions in the digital age.

Revered for their explosive live shows, Hellions will bring their splendour and riotous joy to intimate rooms in  Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney for three exclusive release week that will showcase songs from Rue - their widescreen, technicolour masterpiece. Hellions will release a limited-edition vinyl variant of Rue exclusive to this tour. Tickets on sale now from hellionsmusic.com

"Our Director, Aimee-Lee X. Curran, her crew and our cast really helped bring those words and the meaning behind the song to life. It was a pleasure to create and we are ecstatic with the result. The little details in our hero, Danica Burch, and our ballroom casts performances were paramount in bringing this all together. Thank you to everyone involved for such a pleasant and professional experience. We hope Hellions fans enjoy the video for 'Smile' as much as we all enjoyed making it!" - Anthony Caruso (drummer/vocalist/co-writer) and Matt Gravolin (guitar/vocals/cowriter).

How can we overcome our struggles with one another if we don't fully understand the one raging inside ourselves? It's this very question Hellions explore on Rue and there's never been a better time for an album that explores this tussling duality the band describe as "the co-existence of a Jekyll and Hyde operating within a person at any one time".

The tracks on Rue are divided into the 'pessimistic' and 'humanitarian' sides of life, and build upon the marriage of theatrical dynamics and thoughtful lyricism that defined the genre-melding Australian quartet's critically acclaimed previous offering, 2016's third collection Opera Oblivia. The resulting record is deeper and darker, with melodies that are more beautiful, and riffs that are more seismic.

Hellions - 'Rue' is available for preorder via 24Hundred and iTunes. "Smile" is out now and available on all streaming services.

Hellions - Rue is out October 19 via UNFD.

 The Wild Things Release New Song 'Tell Me Why'.

The Wild ThingsWednesday 26th September 2018
London-based alt-rock four-piece, The Wild Things have revealed a new track from their upcoming debut album along with a lyric video.  

The track, 'Tell Me Why'  is a poignant rock ballad about a teenage couple on the run from the law across the American plains. They bond over the crimes they have committed together and make a promise of forever love, but as the cold nights set in, the girl finds her partner in crime growing distant and cold...

'Tell Me Why' is the third track to be revealed from the upcoming 12-track debut album 'You're Really Something', which will be released on 23 November via AWAL. The album was recorded in the basement of a castle in West London, produced by the band's very own Cam White (bass, vocals), and engineered / mixed by Adrian Hall at London's Metropolis Studios.

 Richard Ashcroft Releases New Single 'Born To Be Strangers'.

Richard AshcroftWednesday 26th September 2018
Following the great response to latest single 'Surprised By The Joy', Richard Ashcroft unveils a second track from album 'Natural Rebel' titled 'Born To Be Strangers'. It's a slick rock n roll record bristling with charisma, featuring authentic guitars and Ashcroft's vocals shine with splendour. Says Ashcroft of 'Born To Be Strangers'; This record has more guitar playing on it than the last. We've reached the point where the guitar has to do something if you're gonna play it. It's got to move you in some way. It doesn't have to be intricate or muso, it just has to have soul."

Richard Ashcroft is set to return with the October 19th release of his fifth solo studio album 'Natural Rebel'. The album will be released on his own RPA label and will be his first released via BMG. 'Natural Rebel' represents the latest chapter in a hugely successful solo career for the former Verve frontman and Ivor Novello winner. It follows 'Alone With Everybody' (#1, 2000), 'Human Conditions' (#3, 2002), 'Keys to the World' (#2, 2006) and 'These People' (#3, 2016).  

Featuring ten new songs, all of which were written by Ashcroft, 'Natural Rebel' was produced by the singer-songwriter alongside Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush) and Emre Ramazanoglu (Bobby Gillespie, Jarvis Cocker). The majority of its recording took place at State of the Ark Studios in Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker, Tileyard Studios and Hoxa HQ.

'Natural Rebel' is now available to pre-order from https://RA.lnk.to/NaturalRebelPR on 180 gram vinyl, CD and cassette. A limited edition clear orange vinyl in a gatefold sleeve is available to pre-order from HMV and select independent stores. Finally, Richard Ashcroft's official store offers exclusive bundles. The previously announced signed formats, limited edition clear blue vinyl and signed test pressings from the official store have now sold out!


Richard Ashcroft will play some sold out intimate shows this winter in support of 'Natural Rebel', including Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, Manchester & London.

The tracklisting for 'Natural Rebel' is:

  1. 'All My Dreams'
  2. 'Birds Fly'
  3. 'Surprised By The Joy'
  4. 'That's How Strong'
  5. 'Born To Be Strangers'
  6. 'That's When I Feel It'
  7. 'We All Bleed'
  8. 'A Man in Motion'
  9. 'Streets of Amsterdam'
  10. 'Money Money'


 

UK Tour Dates;
Friday October 26th – Glasgow Barrowlands – SOLD OUT
Sunday October 28th – Middlesborough Town Hall – SOLD OUT
Monday October 29th – Nottingham Rock City – SOLD OUT
Wednesday October 31st Manchester Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Friday November 2nd – Kentish Town Forum – SOLD OUT
 Blakc Queen To Release New Album On Friday.

Black QueenWednesday 26th September 2018
The Black Queen, the unbridled experimental electronic-meets-alternative trio of Greg Puciato (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv) and Steven Alexander Ryan (Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle technician), return with their sophomore album, Infinite Games, on Sept. 28th.

The 10-track album also marks the debut release to come from the band's newly formed creative entity, Federal Prisoner, a joint collective between the band members and acclaimed fine artist Jesse Draxler (creator of the artwork for both Fever Daydream and Infinite Games). While the partners are keeping their plans for Federal Prisoner under wraps, the enterprise will serve as the creative homestead for the foursome, with future releases already in the works. "Federal Prisoner won't function like a typical label," says Puciato. "It's an expression of passion and individualism in a way that opens more doors for us to create and to own what we create with minimal compromise. It's as much an act of refusal as it is a statement of intent. We won't be working within the current industry blueprint of premieres, 'instant grat tracks' or any of that nonsense. We're concentrating on the music, videography and packaging, an aural and visual experience. It's exciting to create our own path."

Infinite Games follows a host of emotional moments for the band members, from Puciato's Polish bus accident, the demise of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Eustis' return to Telefon Tel Aviv, and a robbery of the trio's storage space. It was these events that informed Infinite Games. Eustis, Puciato and Ryan seized the opportunity to rebuild and create their own studio, giving them a spot to regularly convene, to follow kernels of ideas to fruition (or not) and to re-cement their friendship that's often been sidelined by touring with other outfits.

"This time, we learned how to do everything ourselves," explains Puciato, discussing what's changed since the band's debut, Fever Daydream. "There's less uncertainty and more confidence. I'm speaking both about the artistic and business aspect of creating and releasing an album. As for what's changed with Infinite Games, I think it feels more conceptual as an album. It's less a collection of songs and more about the front to back listen. Probably because it wasn't compiled over a four-year span of time like the last one. This one is actually hookier but more insidious, it's a more delicate record."

Infinite Games pre-orders are available now via theblackqueen.bandcamp.com. Vinyl, cassette and CD are highly limited with several variations already sold out since they announced the album exclusively to their fanbase.

 
Infinite Games track list:

1. Even Still I Want To
2. Thrown Into the Dark (Rockest Record on BBC Radio 1 Rock Show)
3. No Accusations
4. Your Move
5. Lies About You
6. Impossible Condition
7. Spatial Boundaries
8. 100 to Zero
9. Porcelain Veins
10. One Edge of Two

The Black Queen tour dates:

September 28  Los Angeles, CA  1720

October 5  Bristol, UK  Thekla
October 7  Glasgow, UK  SWG3 Studio Warehouse
October 8  Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
October 9  Manchester, UK  Deaf Institute
October 10  Nottingham, UK  Nottingham Contemporary
October 11  London, UK Bush Hall
October 12  Tilburg, Netherlands  Poppodium 013
October 15  Sint-Niklaas, Belgium  Sint-Niklaas De Casino
October 16  Frankfurt, Germany  Zoom
October 18  Cologne, Germany  Blue Shell
October 19  Paris, France  Supersonic
October 20  Milan, Italy  Legend 54
October 22  Vienna, Austria  B 72
October 23  Munich, Germany  Backstage Halle
October 24  Leipzig, Germany   Werk 2
October 25  Prague, Czech Republic  Chapeau Rouge
October 26  Warsaw, Poland  Klug Hybrydy
October 27  Berlin, Germany  Gretchen
October 28  Hamburg, Germany  Nochtspeicher
October 30  Copenhagen, Denmark  Stengade
October 31  Oslo, Norway  Parkteatret
November 1  Stockholm, Sweden  Nalen
November 3  St. Petersburg, Russia  Mod Club
November 4  Moscow, Russia  16 Tons

January 17 Brisbane, Australia Black Bear Lodge
January 18  Sydney, Australia  Landsdowne Hotel - SOLD OUT
January 19  Melbourne, Australia  Northcote Social Club - SOLD OUT
January 20 Melbourne, Australia Northcote Social Club

 Chthonic Release Acoustic Video For 'Millennia's Faith Undone'.

ChthonicWednesday 26th September 2018
CHTHONIC have released a music video for a delicate acoustic version of "Millennia's Faith Undone", taken from their latest album "Battlefields of Asura". Watch it here: https://youtu.be/nzNL3me01H4

CHTHONIC usually leaves the audience a ferocious impression; however, the release of the acoustic album Timeless Sentence 4 years ago and the music video of Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace (acoustic ver.) and Kaoru (acoustic ver.) not only made a splash but also led the audience to a different world created by CHTHONIC.

After the release of the music video of their new track Millennia’s Faith Undone at the beginning of the month, CHTHONIC have now dropped the official music video of the Aeon's Wraith version (acoustic version), featuring Denise Ho, on the evening of Mid-Autumn Festival. The original crew, including director, Birdy, lead actor and actress, Finn (黃士勛) and Chia-Yu Chang (王丁筑), created the finale of the series of stories. Being executed during the White Terror, the protagonist dies without a place to rest in peace, either is his last will sent to his wife and children. Starting its first page from Kaoru (acoustic ver.), the story finally comes to a sorrowful end which is also a traumatic moment in Taiwanese history. 

To faithfully present the period setting in the new album, Birdy had the production of the music video take place at the historical architecture Yilan Literature Museum. Set in the antique traditional Japanese style house, the music video gives CHTHONIC a delicate vibe different from their on-stage look; Denise Ho, who gladly agreed to be featured in CHTHONIC's latest album, first time setting foot in Yilan Literature Museum, also didn't hesitate to show her fondness of the location. 

Usually, in the acoustic version of CHTHONIC music videos, the costume designing tend to be more "low key." However, bassist Doris' glacial style added a crucial touch that left all the crew impressed. Doris noted that she's thankful for the hard work by the hair and makeup artists. Besides, compared to the past metal version music videos which require more dramatic expression and gesture than live performance, she prefers the shoot for the acoustic version as it allows more natural body movement of everyday life. Moreover, Frontman Freddy stated that to prepare for the music video, he had to refresh his slightly rusty erhu playing. After a busy day in parliament, he still had to practice late at night. He also joked, “Luckily I'm not in the shot too much as I didn’t play it right in a couple spots!"
CHTHONIC is releasing their first album in five years on October 12th. Although the Aeon's Wraith version of Millennia’s Faith Undone is not included in the album, it will be released as a single on vinyl. Worth mentioning, this will be the first CHTHONIC vinyl. As an avid vinyl collector, Jesse Liu, the guitarist in CHTHONIC, excitedly announces that he must be the first one to have the vinyl once it’s done as he can’t wait to have it in his collection! 
 
Get Chthonic's new album & merch in Europe now at:
http://smarturl.it/BattlefieldsofAsuraE

 The Plot In You To Support The Amity Affliction.

The Plot In YouWednesday 26th September 2018
Ohio's The Plot In You will be joining The Amity Affliction on their imminent UK & European Tour plus they'll be supporting Underoath on their US tour this Autumn. Heralding the forthcoming onslaught of tour dates, the band also recently released a new music video for 'The One You Loved', which is a track from their latest album 'DISPOSE', out now on Fearless Records.   

The visually arresting, gold-drenched clip was directed by the band's drummer Mathis Arnell, who has creatively spearheaded every video for the album's release. "The song has a very intimate feel to it and touches on a lot of emotional topics," he says of 'The One You Loved'. "So, I wanted something that would reflect that visually — without having to be too specific and literal. People from all walks of life can relate to the lyrics, so it made sense to represent that with a bunch of different imagery expressing an array of emotions." Vocalist Landon Tewers adds "This track was the last to make it to the record, it explores thedynamic of disconnect and dissonance in a toxic unfixable relationship." 

The Plot In You
SEPTEMBER w/ The Amity Affliction 
28th Munich Tonhalle, Germany 
29th Oberhausen Turbinenhall, Germany 
30th Eindhoven Effenaar, Netherlands   
OCTOBER 
02nd Birmingham o2 Academy 2, UK  
03rd Leeds Church, UK 
04th London Electric Ballroom, UK 
05th Glasgow QMU Union, UK
06th Hull Welly One, UK   
07th Manchester Academy 2, UK 
08th Bristol SWX, UK 
09th Paris Trabendo, France 
11th Madrid Sala But, Spain
12th Barcelona Razzmatazz, Spain 
13th Lyon CCO, France 
14th Zürich Dynamo X-tra, Switzerland  
15th Bologna Zona Roveri, Italy  
16th Wien Arena, Austria  
17th Warsaw Proxima, Poland    
19th Leipzig Täubchenthal, Germany 
20th Prague Rock Cafe, Czech Republic    
21st Berlin Astra, Germany  
22nd Copenhagen Pumpehuset, Denmark   
23rd Oslo John Dee, Norway 
24th Gothenburg Sticky Fingers, Sweden 
25th Hamburg Markhalle, Germany  
26th Hanover Faust, Germany 
27th Wiesbaden Schlachthof, Germany  
28th Antwerp Zappa, Belgium

 Goldray Announce UK Tour.

GoldrayWednesday 26th September 2018
UK psychedelic rock outfit GOLDRAY (featuring ex-REEF guitarist Kenwyn House) have announced a run of UK tour dates this coming November, culminating in their set at Hard Rock Hell Prog Festival in Pwllheli, North Wales on the 17th.

The dates follow Goldray's summer festival sets at Glastonbury Fringe and on the PROG stage at Ramblin' Man Fair, during which time the band have also been writing and recording their second album, which is due for release in spring 2019.

TOUR DATES:

01 Queens Hall, Nuneaton TICKETS 
02 Corporation Sheffield TICKETS
04 The Waterloo Music Bar Blackpool TICKETS
10 Madding Crowd, Bournemouth TICKETS
11 The Underworld Camden, London TICKETS
17 HRH Prog 7 Festival, Pwllheli, United Kingdom

Watch out for Goldray's new video 'Eyes', premiering on October 12.

 The Browning To Release Third Album 'Geist'.

The BrowningTuesday 25th September 2018
Kansas City quartet The Browning - Jonny McBee [vocals, electronics], Brian Moore [guitar], Collin Woroniak [bass], and Cody Stewart [drums] - will release their third album Geist through Spinefarm Records on October 26.

Today the band unleashes their new video for "Final Breath" via frontman Jonny McBee's Twitch Channel HERE.

ICYMI:
The band previously shared the new song "Carnage," featuring Jake Hill. Listen HERE
GEIST TRACK LISTING:
"Sick Minds"
"Beyond Stone"
"Final Breath"
"Ever Lost"
"Optophobia"
"Awaken the Omega"
"Hellblade"
"Carnage"
"Geist"
"Noctis"
"Amnesia"
"Skybreaker"

UK TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF ATTILA:-
17. October SOUTHAMPTON, UK ENGINE ROOMS
18. October 2018 Bristol, UK The Fleece
19. October 2018 London, UK Islington Academy O2
20. October 2018 Newcastle, UK Riverside
21. October 2018 Glasgow, UK Classic Grand
22. October 2018 Manchester, UK Club Academy
23. October 2018 Birmingham, UK The Asylum 2

 Metallica Announce UK And Europe Stadium Tour.

MetallicaMonday 24th September 2018
Metallica's WorldWired Tour has confirmed its return to the UK and Europe, this time for a staggering May 1-August 25, 2019 run of their own outdoor gigs at stadiums, parks, and even one at a castle.
Tickets go on sale September 28th at 10am
Fifth member pre-sale September 25th

The new dates are Metallica's first in the UK and Europe since the Sept. 2017 to May 2018 indoor run that broke attendance records in 29 venues across the continent. Kicking off May 1, 2019 at Lisbon's Estadio Restelo, the 25 newly announced WorldWired shows across 20 countries include a good dozen cities not visited on those 2017-2018 legs of the tour—including Milan, Zürich, Dublin, Brussels (for the first time since 1988), Berlin, Moscow, Warsaw, Bucharest and Gothenburg, and first ever appearances in Trondheim Norway, Hämeenlinna, Finland and Tartu Estonia.
Special guests Ghost and Bokassa will provide support on all dates.

With this kind of itinerary, it's natural that the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket will be returning: one ticket allowing floor access to any Metallica show on the 2019 UK/Europe tour. From A(msterdam) to Z(urich) and all points between, Black Ticket holders need only choose the show(s) and make an online reservation no less than 48 hours before the gig. A limited number of 750 of these Black Tickets* will be available for 598 Euro, more info here:  CID Entertainment.

As with most of Metallica's WorldWired shows, every ticket purchased includes a choice of standard physical or standard digital copy of the band's 10th and current album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. 

And once again, all tickets will include a free MP3 download of the show(s) attended, mixed and mastered by the team behind Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. The free full-show downloads can be obtained by scanning or entering the barcode from that show's ticket stub at LiveMetallica.com/scan

Enhanced experience options will also be returning in partnership with the team at CID Entertainment: Three options of special enhanced experiences, including premium tickets and amenities ranging from early access to the venue and the "Memory Remains" travelling museum to meeting members of the band. Visit CID Entertainment for full package details.

Fan Club Presales begin tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25. Click here for details—and for a complete list of other presales, click here. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 28 at 10:00 AM local time.

May 2019
Weds 1st                                               Lisbon, Portugal, Estádio do Restelo
Fri 3rd                                    Madrid, Spain, Valdebebas
Sun 5th                                  Barcelona, Spain, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
Weds 8th                              Milan, Italy, San Siro Hippodrome
Fri 10th                                  Zürich, Switzerland, Letzigrund
Sun 12th                                                Paris, France, Stade De France

June
Sat 8th                                   Dublin, Ireland, Slane Castle
Tues 11th                              Amsterdam, NL, Johan Cruijff Arena
Thurs 13th                             Köln, Germany, RheinEnergieStadion
Sun 16th                                                Brussels, Belgium, Koning Boudewijnstadion
Tues 18th                              Manchester, UK, Etihad Stadium
Thurs 20th                             London, UK, Twickenham Stadium


July
Sat 6th                                   Berlin, Germany, Olympiastadion
Tues 9th                                 Goteborg, Sweden, Ullevi
Thurs 11th                             Copenhagen, Denmark, Telia Parken
Sat 13th                                 Trondheim, Norway, Granåsen
Tues 16th                              Hameenlinna, Finland, Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto
Thurs 18th                             Tartu, Estonia, Raadi Airport
Sun 21st                                 Moscow, Russia, Luzhniki Stadium

August
Weds 14th                            Bucharest, Romania, Arena Națională
Fri 16th                                  Vienna, Austria, Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Sun 18th                                                Prague, CZE, Airport Letnany
Weds 21st                             Warsaw, Poland, PGE Narodowy
Fri 23rd                                  Munich, Germany, Olympiastadion
Sun 25th                                                Mannheim, Germany, Maimarktgelande

*Wherever I May Roam Black Tickets are non-transferable and if re-sold will be revoked. Each ticket is good for entry to Metallica specific shows and may not be used for festivals, promotional shows, benefit concerts or any other dates not included in the 25 city European tour announced on September 24, 2018. Use of a Black Ticket will require an online reservation for each show you plan to attend no less than 48 hours in advance. More details about how to use your Black Ticket will be sent to purchasers via e-mail.

**Every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. Fans will receive an e-mail from their ticketing agent with information on how to redeem their albums. Full details of how you can gift the album, should you have already purchased it, will be given on the redemption page.

 Architects Add Second Manchester Show To UK Tour.

ArchitectsSaturday 22nd September 2018
Following on from their day of surprise announcements last week, Brighton band ARCHITECTS can today announce a 2nd headline show in Manchester, for the 15th January 2019.

The tour through December (Russia), January and February will be the band's biggest ever EU/UK headline tour, and will see them play Wembley Arena on January the 19th - full list of UK shows are below, support on all dates from Beartooth (US) and Polaris (Aus):

14 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
NEW DATE - 15 Jan 2019 - Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
17 Jan 2019 – Glasgow, O2 Academy (UK) - TICKETS
18 Jan 2019 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (UK)  - TICKETS
19 Jan 2019 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley (UK) - TICKETS


ARCHITECTS will also be releasing their hugely anticipated new album return 'Holy Hell' - out November 9th on Epitaph Records. Current single 'Hereafter' has already been viewed over 1.2 million times on Youtube.

'Holy Hell' marks the band's first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect's founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. "In those first months after Tom's death, I didn't deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious," Dan explains. "I'd ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it."

"It's at times like that you ask yourself, 'What is left?'" adds vocalist Sam Carter. "As a group of friends, we had to find something."
 
"Ultimately, there were two choices,"
Dan says. "Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences."

Finding a way forward, the band spent six months from the Fall of 2017 through the Spring of this year recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling production. "For me, broadly speaking Holy Hell is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it," Dan offers. "There is value in pain. It's where we learn, it's where we grow."

Album pre-orders, including physical bundles featuring vinyl and various merchandise, as well as digital pre-orders offering instant downloads of "Hereafter"
are available - HERE

 Richard Ashcroft Back With New Single 'Surprised By The Joy'.

Richard AshcroftSaturday 22nd September 2018
Richard Ashcroft unveils new single 'Surprised By The Joy'. It's an upbeat gem of a track with rich strings, punchy drums, jangling acoustics and featuring melodic riffs & hooks centred around Ashcroft's legendary signature vocals.The self directed video for the track is also revealed. Richard Ashcroft is set to return with the October 19th release of his fifth solo studio album 'Natural Rebel'. The album will be released on his own RPA label and will be his first released via BMG.

'Natural Rebel' represents the latest chapter in a hugely successful solo career for the former Verve frontman and Ivor Novello winner. It follows 'Alone With Everybody'(#1,2000), 'Human Conditions'(#32002), 'Keys to the World'(#2,2006) and 'These People'(#32016).  

Featuring ten new songs, all of which were written by Ashcroft, 'Natural Rebel' was produced by the singer-songwriter alongside Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush) and Emre Ramazanoglu (Bobby Gillespie, Jarvis Cocker). The majority of its recording took place at State of the Ark Studios in Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker,Tiltyard Studios  and Hoxa HQ. 

'Natural Rebel' is now available to pre-order from  https://RA.lnk.to/NaturalRebelPR on 180 gram vinyl, CD and cassette. A limited edition clear orange vinyl in a gatefold sleeve is available to pre-order from HMV and select independent stores. Finally, Richard Ashcroft's official store offers exclusive bundles. The previously announced signed formats, limited edition clear blue vinyl and signed test pressings from the official store have now sold out!

 
Richard Ashcroft will play some sold out intimate shows this winter in support of 'Natural Rebel',including Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, Manchester & London

The tracklisting for 'Natural Rebel' is:

  1. 'All My Dreams'
  2. 'Birds Fly'
  3. 'Surprised By The Joy'
  4. 'That's How Strong'
  5. 'Born To Be Strangers'
  6. 'That's When I Feel It'
  7. 'We All Bleed'
  8. 'A Man in Motion'
  9. 'Streets of Amsterdam'
  10. 'Money Money'


 
UK Tour Dates;
Friday October 26th– Glasgow Barrowlands – SOLD OUT
Sunday October 28th– Middlesborough Town Hall – SOLD OUT
Monday October 29th– Nottingham Rock City – SOLD OUT
Wednesday October 31stManchester Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Friday November 2nd– Kentish Town Forum – SOLD OUT

 Memphis May Fire To Release New Album 'Broken'.

Memphis May FireSaturday 22nd September 2018
Memphis May Fire are pleased to announce their new album Broken, out 16th November 2018 via Rise Records.

The band has shared the new song "The Old Me." Listen here
"The Old Me is about my struggle with anxiety and depression" says
singer Matty Mullins about the intensely personal song.  What feels like a
war between good and evil, loathing the person I become mentally when
it consumes me, and trying to remember what life was like before I lived
with the symptoms. Ultimately hoping to one day become that person — 
'The Old Me'— again."

Broken is available for pre-order here

Memphis May Fire will hit the road this Autumn in the USA, touring with Atreyu and Ice
Nine Kills. 

BROKEN TRACK LISTING:

The Old Me
Watch Out
Sell My Soul
Who I Am
Heavy Is the Weight 
Over It
Fool
Mark My Words
You and Me
Live Another Day

 Buckcherry And Hoobastank Announce Co-headline UK Tour.

BuckcherrySaturday 22nd September 2018
BUCKCHERRY and HOOBASTANK will team up for a co-headline UK tour beginning 05 February through 17 February 2019. The show will feature full headline sets from both bands playing their famous hits.

Support on this tour will be provided by Adelitas Way on their first ever UK tour.

BUCKCHERRY will commence the recording of a new album in September with Mike Plotnikoff, who produced their last platinum album, “15”, which featured the hit songs 'Crazy Bitch' and 'Sorry'. The album is scheduled for spring, with a first single released in January prior to the tour. The tour will mark Buckcherry’s return to the UK following their appearance at the Stone Free Festival in June and shows in Newcastle and Glasgow.

HOOBASTANK is a multi-platinum selling American rock band, formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California. They have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide over the course of their accomplished career, being best known for their singles 'Crawling in the Dark', 'Running Away', and 'The Reason'. Their sixth album, “Push Pull”, was released in May 2018 via Napalm Records. Hoobastank’s highly anticipated return to the UK comes right off the heels of their 15th Anniversary tour of “The Reason” in the United States.  

With tracks like ”Invincible” and “Sick”, Adelitas Way have established a loyal fanbase over the last ten years. UK fans will finally have a chance to see the band and will not be disappointed!

See BUCKCHERRY and HOOBASTANK with guest Adelitas Way on the dates below:

FEBRUARY 2019
05 - Manchester @ O2 Ritz TICKETS
06 - Bristol @ O2 Academy TICKETS
08 - London @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire TICKETS
09 - Hull @ Asylum TICKETS
10 - Birmingham @ O2 Institute TICKETS 
12 - Newcastle @ O2 Academy TICKETS
13 - Glasgow @ SWG3 Galvanizers TICKETS
15 - Nottingham @ Rock City TICKETS
16 - Oxford @ O2 Academy TICKETS
17 - Norwich @ UEA TICKETS 

 Crossfaith Announce UK And Europe Tour.

CrossfaithSaturday 22nd September 2018
saka's Crossfaith have today released the video for 'Make A Move', from their new album, EX_MACHINA.

Speaking of the track, singer Kenta Koie says, "This video was filmed while we were on our summer European tour, which was a great time for us. When you watch it you can really feel the sort of energy we put into our live shows! And we can't wait to be back in the UK and Europe for our headlining tour this month - check out Make A Move and get ready for it!"
EX_MACHINA is the Japanese band's fifth album and the follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed XENO. The album features an impressive cameo from Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds as well industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9.

EX _MACHINA is a concept album set in an alternative near future in which the ruling class, known as Angels, maintain their world through artificial intelligence and other technology, which dehumanises people and effectively turns them into drones
 
Frontman Kenta 'Ken' Koie explains: "After we released last album XENO, we were thinking about what the next theme for us is. Then we decided to put theme "Awake the individuality". Because we've always trying to make new things and that's the big part of band's attitudes.
Technology has been advancing from when I was kid, and it definitely helps the world but at the same time I feel like technology take out important process to think about individuality in exchange for convenience. This album is a grave warning for our future, I hope you guys listen to this and think about what the meaning of this album is for you and feel how you feel through this album and start something for your future."

EU/UK HEADLINE TOUR - 
SEPTEMBER
26 ST PETERSBURG Clubzal
27 MOSCOW RED Club
28 KIEV BelEtage
30 ZURICH Dynamo
OCTOBER
1 VIENNA Arena
2 LEIPZIG Naumann's
3 HAMBURG Logo
5 COPENHAGEN Pumpehuset
6 BERLIN Bi Nuu
8 COLOGNE Gebaude 9
9 MUNICH Backstage
12 UTRECHT Tivoli
13 BRISTOL Marble Factory
15 GLASGOW Garage
16 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
17 MANCHESTER Academy 2
19 LONDON Electric Ballroom
20 SHEFFIELD Plug
21 DUBLIN Academy Green Room

 The Story So Far Release New Album 'Proper Dose'.

The Story So FarSaturday 22nd September 2018
Pure Noise Records and West Coast rock band The Story So Far are thrilled to announce the release of the band's new album, Proper Dose. Out today, the album delivers a powerful,11-song statement of purpose. Proper Dose is the first studio album released by the band since May of 2015. Head to Bandcamp, Spotify, or Apple Music to listen. Then, head over to TSSF's YouTube page where they're premiering their brand new video for, "Upside Down." 

Additionally, TSSF will be headlining in the UK & EU, in support of their latest opus. 

A full listing of dates can be found below, and more information on tickets can be found on the band's official website HERE.

A lot can happen in three years, and for The Story So Far, a whole lot did. After the release of their third, self-titled album in 2015, the band's routine  writing, recording, and touring had caught up with them. "We were so burnt from touring, and playing the same songs over and over again," says Parker Cannon, the band's vocalist and lyricist, "We knew we had to take a step back and collect ourselves." By taking that time to recharge, The Story So Far were able to look at themselves with fresh eyes and newfound creative ambitions, returning with their most cohesive and confident record to date.
Out today, September 21st on Pure Noise Records, Proper Dose shows just how much The Story So Far have grown as both people and musicians. They take bold creative leaps, finally making the record that they'd always wanted to. "This one, all the way through, I just think it's leaps and bounds ahead of anything we've ever done," says Cannon. 
As is the case with every The Story So Far album, guitarist Kevin Geyer and drummer Ryan Torf shepherded the creative direction. "We didn't really have a deadline," says Geyer, "And the biggest enabler of us getting the record to where we wanted it was having time to work on it." Over the course of a full year, Geyer and Torf shaped the songs that would become the backbone of Proper Dose, often starting them on instruments like the wurlitzer or synthesizer before bringing them to the rest of the band. 
Holing up with producer and engineer Sam Pura, The Story So Far spent just as much time reworking the songs on Proper Dose as they did writing them. "Since our last record, we've all collectively really gotten into The Beatles," says Geyer. "It's not like we're trying to sound like The Beatles, but it just gives you a crash course in songwriting and how you can experiment but retain your identity." Proper Dose makes full use of those influences, allowing the band to push themselves to into new spaces while bringing their fans up to speed on everything that's happened in the past three years.

Cannon says the question the band kept asking themselves while making the album was, "How do we stay the same but get better?" The answer was found by never settling, opting instead to push the songs into spaces that felt exciting and new. "It was a challenging process," says Torf, "But it was a very rewarding process." The culmination of that effort can be heard in songs like "Take Me As You Please" and "Let It Go," where The Story So Far builds orante pop songs that retain the energy and urgency of their early work. 

Aided by the mixing of Eric Valentine, who has worked with bands like Third Eye Blind, Queens Of The Stone Age, and countless others, Proper Dose became a cohesive album by effectively uniting the band's past with their present. Cannon's voice remains anthemic, but his range has expanded along with the band's sonic palette. Geyer and guitarist Will Levy compose parts that are nuanced and evocative, allowing the the rhythm section of Torf and bassist Kelen Capener to wander more than ever before. Using a diverse set of reference points, the songs explore new directions, be it the Oasis-indebted "Upside Down" or the electronic-flecked "Line."

At its core, Proper Dose is about finding balance between the person you were and the person you wish to be, and it shows the band working to bridge that gap. It's a brave 

record, the kind that sees The Story So Far showing their fans just how far they've come and inviting them to go on the journey with them. 

THE STORY SO FAR // EU & UK TOUR DATES
Mon 24th September Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
Tue 25th September Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Wed 26th September Knust, Hamburg, Germany
Fri 28th September Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany
Sat 29th September Hansa 39, Munich, Germany
Sun 30th September Universum, Stuttgart, Germany
Tue 2nd October Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wed 3rd October Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
Fri 5th October SWX, Bristol, England
Sat 6th October O2 Forum, London, England
Sun 7th October O2 Institute, Birmingham, England
Tue 9th October Beckett SU, Leeds, England
Wed 10th October Garage, Glasgow, Scotland
Thu 11th October Riverside, Newcastle, England
Fri 12th October O2 Ritz, Manchester, England
Sat 13th October Engine Rooms, Southampton, England

 Architects Announce New Album 'Holy Hell' And UK Arena Tour.

ArchitectsSaturday 22nd September 2018
Architects, the Brighton-based outfit Kerrang! recently awarded the title of "Best British Live Band" and The Guardian said feature "gloriously crafted anthems of defiance," return with their eighth album, Holy Hell, on November 9 via Epitaph Records. The band has simultaneously debuted the song and video for "Hereafter", which was directed by Jeb Hardwick. Watch it HERE.

Holy Hell marks the band's first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect's founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. "In those first months after Tom's death, I didn't deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious," Dan explains. "I'd ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it."

"It's at times like that you ask yourself, 'What is left?'" adds vocalist Sam Carter. "As a group of friends, we had to find something."
"Ultimately, there were two choices," Dan says. "Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences."

Finding a way forward, the band spent six months from the Fall of 2017 through the Spring of this year recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling production. "For me, broadly speaking Holy Hell is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it," Dan offers. "There is value in pain. It's where we learn, it's where we grow."
Holy Hell track list:

  1. Death Is Not Defeat
  2. Hereafter
  3. Mortal After All
  4. Holy Hell
  5. Damnation
  6. Royal Beggars
  7. Modern Misery
  8. Dying To Heal
  9. The Seventh Circle
  10. Doomsday
  11. A Wasted Hymn


Architects have also announced their biggest-ever European/UK tour, taking place in January and February 2019. The band will be playing several arenas, including Wembley SSE Arena in London, Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Mitsubishi-Electric-Halle in Dusseldorf, as well as the biggest venues they've played in Europe so far. Before this tour, they be heading to Russia and Ukraine for three shows in December this year. Please see below for the full list of dates. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, September 14 at 9:00am UK / 10:00am CET.

4 Dec 2018 - St. Petersburg, A2 (RU) - TICKETS
6 Dec 2018 – Moscow, Adrenaline Stadium (RU) - TICKETS
8 Dec 2018 – Kiev, Stereoplaza (UKR) - TICKETS
6 Jan 2019 – Stockholm, Fryshuset Arenan  (SE) - TICKETS
8 Jan 2019 – Copenhagen, Vega (DK) - TICKETS
10 Jan 2019 – Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi-Electric-Halle (DE) - TICKETS
11 Jan 2019 – Antwerp, Lotto Arena (BE) - TICKETS
12 Jan 2019 – Amsterdam, AFAS Live (NL) - TICKETS
14 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
17 Jan 2019 – Glasgow, O2 Academy (UK) - TICKETS
18 Jan 2019 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (UK)  - TICKETS
19 Jan 2019 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley (UK) - TICKETS
21 Jan 2019 – Luxembourg, Luxexpo (LUX) - TICKETS
22 Jan 2019 – Lyon, Transbordeur (FR) - TICKETS
24 Jan 2019 – Barcelona, Razzmatazz (ES) - TICKETS
25 Jan 2019 – Bilbao, Santana 27 (ES) - TICKETS
27 Jan 2019 – Paris, Olympia (FR) - TICKETS
28 Jan 2019 – Zurich, Halle 622 (CH) - TICKETS
29 Jan 2019 – Vienna, Gasometer (AT) - TICKETS
30 Jan 2019 – Milan, Alcatraz (IT) Italy - TICKETS
31 Jan 2019 – Prague, Forum Karlin (CZ) - TICKETS
1 Feb 2019 – Warsaw, Stodola (PO) - TICKETS
2 Feb 2019 – Leipzig, Haus Auensee (DE) - TICKETS
3 Feb 2019 – Offenbach, Stadthalle (DE) - TICKETS
5 Feb 2019 – Berlin, Verti Music Hall (DE) - TICKETS
6 Feb 2019 – Munich, Zenith (DE) - TICKETS
8 Feb 2019 – Hamburg, Sporthalle (DE) - TICKETS

Album pre-orders, including physical bundles featuring vinyl and various merchandise, as well as digital pre-orders offering instant downloads of "Hereafter" are available here.

 Tremonti Announces UK And European Tour.

TremontiSaturday 22nd September 2018
Tremonti, the band led by Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, have announced their return to the UK for a headline tour this winter. Tickets went on sale this morning, at 10am. Support comes from Brit rockers The Raven Age and French metalheads Disconnected.

Dates are as follows:
Thu 29th Nov - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sat 1st Dec - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Sun 2nd Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Tue 4th Dec - LONDON Forum
Thu 6th Dec - EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms
Full tour info and ticket links can be found at www.marktremonti.com.

The band’s latest studio album, A Dying Machine was released via Napalm Records on June 8 and stormed charts worldwide, landing in the Top 20 in the UK Album Chart. The album is available for purchase here: http://smarturl.it/ADyingMachine. Watch the video for single "Take You With Me" at: https://youtu.be/BYwrSAZzXEc.

A Dying Machine is the first concept album of Mark Tremonti’s career and the music is inspired by a story that came to Mark while on the last Alter Bridge tour. The story takes place at the turn of the next century where humans and fabricated beings called “vessels” are trying to co-exist. The novel for A Dying Machine, written by Mark Tremonti and John Shirley, has begun shipping to fans that pre-ordered the book. The release of the novel marks the first work of fiction completed by Tremonti, another career milestone for him. The book has been getting rave reviews from fans for the story and a limited number of first-pressing copies still remain. Visit www.marktremonti.com to purchase.

 Bad Wolves To Support Three Days Grace.

Bad WolvesSaturday 22nd September 2018
Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext states: "Last year when I stood in for 5fdp on a few of their shows I was reminded how passionate and loyal European fans are. When BW released "Zombie" earlier this year we got the same, great response and couldn't believe the massive wave of support from all over Europe, especially given that we're a new band. Not a day has gone by that we don't get tons of messages from fans demanding for us to come over. Originally, we were planning to do so in 2019 but it became clear that the time is now and we had to find a way. Coincidingly, Three Days Grace invited us to join them in Europe this Fall so we didn't think twice and here we are. We couldn't be more excited and can't wait to see all of you out there at the shows."  

Adds Bad Wolves manager Zoltan Bathory, guitarist for Five Finger Death Punch: "I don't think most people expected Bad Wolves to blow up around the world like they have this year, but to me it wasn't really a shocker. They have that special sauce you can't manufacture. You have to go and see them to understand the way they connect with people. We took them on the road in the US and they've been killin' it night after night. They are the real deal, Canada and Europe are going to love them."

Earlier this year the band released their version of The Cranberries 'Zombie', which soared to success all over the world, and has been certified Goldin the United States and Australia as well asPlatinumin Canada. The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S.iTunes overall and rock charts, Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songschart, Spotify's Global Viral 50 and the Shazam charts while also reigning atop the Canadian and American Rock radio chartsfor eight and three straight weeks, respectively. 

The official music video, a tribute to the late singer Dolores O'Riordanof the Cranberriesand an homage to the original, has garnered over 125 million viewsacross platforms and in June this year, Bad Wolvespresented a $250,000check to Dolores O'Riordan's four children, fulfilling the promise to donate all of their proceeds.

The follow up single 'Hear Me Now'feat. Diamanteis also quickly climbing up the charts. Bad Wolves are currently touring North America with heavyweights Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin on the biggest US rock tour of summer 2018 and, as a special treat for fans, Diamante is performing "Hear Me Now" live with Bad Wolves every show.

Bad Wolves' debut album Disobey, released in the Spring via Eleven Seven Music, achieved the following chart positions in the USA: #22-Billboard Top 200, #2-Hard Rock Chart, #4- Rock chart, #8-on the Top Current AlbumsChart. In the UK, the album reached #1 on the official Rock and Metal charts, as well as #1 on the iTunes Rock and Metal charts (also in Germany and France). In addition, the album reached #1 in a total of 15 countries across Europe, including Holland, Ireland, Finland, Belgium and many more. The band has amassed over 60 million track streams, 400,000+ downloads to date and, mainstream media such as BBC, The Times, The Sun and The Guardian in the UK, as well as Focus, Stern, Gala in Germany have covered the success of Bad Wolves, to name a few.

For more information on Bad Wolves visit www.badwolvesnation.com

UK Dates:

1st Oct – Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
2nd Oct – Nottingham Rock City
4th Oct – Birmingham O2 Institute
5th Oct – Bristol St Phillips
7th Oct – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
8th Oct – Glasgow O2 ABC
9th Oct – Manchester O2 Ritz
 O2 Institute
5th Oct – Bristol St Phillips
7th Oct – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
8th Oct – Glasgow O2 ABC
9th Oct – Manchester O2 Ritz

 Avenged Sevenfold Release New Song 'Mad Hatter'.

Avenged SevenfoldSaturday 22nd September 2018
Multi-platinum rock band AVENGED SEVENFOLD today  released "Mad Hatter" (Warner Bros. Records), a brand-new track written and recorded for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4, the next highly-anticipated entry to the top-selling franchise scheduled for release on October 12. Click HERE to download/stream "Mad Hatter."

"Mad Hatter" is the fourth consecutive Call of Duty®: Black Ops collaboration between developer Treyarch and Avenged Sevenfold following "Not Ready To Die (featured in Call Of Duty: Black Ops) "Carry On" (Call Of Duty®: Black Ops II) and "Jade Helm" (Call Of Duty®: Black Ops III exclusively).

This Friday, September 21st, the band will release all four songs on an EP titled Black Reign (Warner Bros. Records), which can be pre-saved on Spotify by clicking HERE.

"Mad Hatter" was recorded in LA this past March and co-produced by the band and Joe Barresi, who produced Avenged Sevenfold's critically acclaimed album, The Stage, and its Grammy nominated title track.

"Black Ops 4 looks insane and is something completely new for fans, so we felt that we should take a similar leap with the music and go for something bigger, darker and more cerebral," says Avenged Sevenfold lead vocalist M. Shadows.

About the "Mad Hatter" creative process, Shadows says, "Watching the initial trailers and looking at production sketches reminded me of the 'S-Town' podcast and its main protagonist, John B. McLemore, who was rumored to have suffered from mercury poisoning, or Mad Hatter disease. The idea of Mad Hatter and what it does to the brain is as frightening as the images we were shown. So I decided that the lyrics would shadow McLemore's life. The result is a thick-grooved song that's dynamic and has a weightiness to it."

"We have a very deep relationship with the team at Treyarch," he adds. "We're proud to be part of the family and extremely excited for people to enjoy this next chapter and our contribution to it."

"As fans of the game and as world class musicians, Avenged Sevenfold has demonstrated an innate ability to convey the emotion and raw power of the Call of Duty Zombies experience," said Jason Blundell, Director of Zombies at Treyarch. "We're introducing fans to a new cast of characters in Black Ops 4 and delivering the biggest Zombies experience to date. With IX we knew we needed something epic and A7X delivered."

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is published by Activision and developed by Treyarch with additional development support from Raven Software and PC development with Beenox. The title is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 12th.  

ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY, and CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners

 The Strangers Announce 19 Date March 2019 UK Tour.

The StranglersSaturday 22nd September 2018
The Stranglers' Back on the Tracks 19-date UK Tour kicks off in Belfast on 28th February culminating in what is bound to be another rousing finale in Manchester on Saturday 30th March.

During a hectic year of touring the Southern Hemisphere, Europe and the UK, The Stranglers have also been busy writing and rehearsing new material so audiences can expect to experience some of these new cuts, alongside classic favourites and lesser performed numbers drawn from their eloquent and extensive catalogue spanning over forty years.

First formed in 1974, the band's no bullsh*t attitude was embraced by the punk movement of the late'70s, with their first three albums (Rattus Norvegicus, No More Heroes and Black And White) being released within an astonishing 13 months of each other, scoring hit singles such as Peaches, No More Heroes and Walk On By. Further success was to follow with Always The Sun, Strange Little Girl and the mercurial Golden Brown, amongst many others, earning the group 24 Top 40 singles and 18 Top 40 albums   

Masters of their own highly original sound, that combines a brilliant melodic touch with dark aggression and effortless cool, The Stranglers are now recognised as one of the most credible and influential bands to have emerged from the punk era.

With record-breaking, sell-out shows and festival appearances in the UK and throughout the world, demand to see and hear the band is at an all-time high, testament surely to their considerable musical talent and enduring quality of their songs.

Special Guests on the 2019 dates are Britain's finest rhythm and blues band, 
Dr Feelgood.

BACK ON THE TRACKS TOUR - 2019

FEBRUARY
Thursday        28      Belfast Ulster Hall

MARCH 
Friday        01        Dublin Olympia
Tuesday    05        Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Thursday   07        Aberdeen Beach Ballroom
Friday        08        Dunfermline Alhambra
Saturday    09       Glasgow O2 Academy
Monday      11       Nottingham Rock City
Tuesday     12       Reading Hexagon
Thursday    14       Newcastle O2 Academy
Friday         15       Leeds O2 Academy
Saturday    16       Birmingham O2 Academy
Tuesday     19       Guildford G Live
Thursday    21       Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Friday         22       London O2 Academy Brixton
Saturday    23       Cambridge Corn Exchange
Monday      25       Bournemouth O2 Academy
Tuesday     26       Brighton Dome
Thursday    28       Bristol O2 Academy
Saturday     30       Manchester  O2 Apollo

 Black Star Riders Announce Line-up Change.

Black Star RidersSaturday 22nd September 2018
Black Star Riders are proud to announce that their new lead guitar player from January 1st 2019 will be Christian Martucci, from Stone Sour

Christian will replace founding BSR member Damon Johnson, who has decided to part company with the band at the end of the year to concentrate on a solo career and session work.

Damon Johnson "3 excellent albums in 6 years with this great band is one of the proudest achievements of my career, and it has been glorious. My family and I have decided to focus our efforts into growing my solo career and I'm excited to be home more to take advantage of working and writing in Nashville. Though I'm moving on from BSR, I will continue to work with Ricky in "Warwick Johnson", and plan on being a part of any Thin Lizzy commitments in the future. Much love and continued success to the entire band and to the incredible Black Star Riders fans worldwide." 
 
Scott Gorham "I just want to thank Damon for being part of the band and three great records together and I wish him all the best. For BSR it's onwards and upwards!"

Ricky Warwick explains, "Damon Johnson is my bro and I love him. It's been a wonderful journey for the last 6 years writing, recording and playing live with him, molding, building and making Black Star Riders into the formidable force that we have become. I totally respect his decision, he will always be family. I will miss him."
 
Robert Crane added "I'm so thankful to have shared this amazing musical journey with our brother Damon. I'm hopeful our paths cross again one day. Love and respect to D.J. and his family."

After auditions last month in Los Angeles with some incredible guitar players, Christian was chosen to take up the position vacated by Damon.

Ricky Warwick on Christian Martucci, "Christian Martucci is a sonic force of nature, an insanely talented guitar player and a wonderful human being and I'm delighted he has become part of the BSR family.  His musical pedigree speaks for itself. He will be an amazing addition to Black Star Riders, bringing a new edge and dynamic presence to the band.  I eagerly look forward to writing, recording album number 4 and touring the world with him, Robert, Scott and Chad. The best way to predict the future is to go and create it. The best is yet to come!"

Scott Gorham "I am really looking forward to sharing the stage with Christian.  He is an amazing player and an awesome addition to the Black Star Riders family."
 
Robert Crane add's "Much like seeing Chad Szeliga playing our songs for the first time, we all knew from the first chord that Christian was the guy... Straight up, he's a badass! Let's go!"

Christian explains, "As a fan who's been inspired by their music, it's an honor and privilege to be a part of Black Star Riders. I'm really looking forward to this!"

Black Star Riders will head down for the first time to South America in November, joining Judas Priest (with Alice in Chains on some dates) for shows in Chile, Argentina & Brazil.  Damon will not be with the band for this run, but his temporary replacement is long time friend of the band, Thunder guitarist Luke Morley.

They will finish off the year with some dates in the United Kingdom, which will be Damon's last shows with the band.

The band will then enter the studio in early 2019 to record their fourth studio album for Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Tour dates are below:

Nov 2nd  Santiago, Chile – Pista Atletica Solid Rock Festival
Nov 4th   Buenos Aires, Argentina  – GEBA Solid Rock Festival
Nov 8th   Curitiba, Brazil – Pedreira Paulo Leminski
Nov 10th  Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Park Solid Rock Festival 
Nov 11th  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - KM Hall
Nov 14th - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Expominas
Nov 28th  Buckley, UK - Tivoli
Nov 29th  Southampton, UK – Engine Room
Nov 30th Leamington Spa, UK – Assembly Rooms
Dec 1st   Trecco Bay, UK – Planet Rockstock
Dec 2nd  Holmfirth, UK - Picturedrome
Dec 3rd  Sheffield, UK - Corporation 

Black Star Riders third album "Heavy Fire" was released in early 2017. It went to #6 in the UK and #11 in the German

 The Dirty Nil Release New Album 'Master The Volume'.

The Dirty NilSaturday 22nd September 2018
'Master Volume,' the new album from amp-blowing Juno "Breakthrough" rock & roll trio The Dirty Nil, is out today via Dine Alone Records. With heavy-hitting riffs, raw vocal angst, and stadium-worthy production courtesy of Seattle grunge vet John Goodmanson, "the band set out to make a perfect rock record and they succeeded" (Vice Noisey). With guitars and vocals by quintessential, star-studded rock posterchild Luke Bentham, basslines by Ross Miller, and drums by Kyle Fisher, the album crystallizes the hard-and-fast living energy of punk youth through a refreshing self-referential lens.

Recorded after a whirlwind 350+ shows in three years that saw them share stages with the likes of The Who, Against Me!, The Menzingers, and more, the band set out to make an album that they could play live to bigger crowds, while retaining a raw, almost nostalgically bombastic energy. With cheeky, flirtatious lyrics reflecting on everything from the underworld of the basement circuit, to car wreckages, and more serious topics like the experience of loving an addict, 'Master Volume' is a study in controlling chaos, and totally ripping it out.

The band are back in the UK larer this month with a live show that combines 80s-music-video-RAWK! confidence and a technical prowess that makes their natural-born magnetism and star power unmistakable. They'll play the "future super-hits" (NME) of 'Master Volume,' along with the "swaggering" (Brooklyn Vegan) basement-bangers that have won them praise from Billboard, Stereogum, Pitchfork, and more.

UK HEADLINE DATES:
September
25: Norwich Waterfront
26 Birmingham Flapper
27 Southampton Joiners
28 London Boston Music Room

 Massive To Release New Album In February 2019.

MassiveSaturday 22nd September 2018
Aussie Beer drinking, foot stomping rock 'n' rollers MASSIVE have signed a new 5-year deal with "Off Yer Rocka Recordings".

To coincide with this Red-Hot News, the band have just announced that their long awaited third studio album titled "Rebuild Destroy" will now be available for pre order with the album's release due on 1stFebruary 2019. As a sneak peak of what's to come the band have dropped a lyric video for the first single "Roses" which is a solid corker, If you fancy a sneak preview then click the link http://bit.ly/re-des.

"This is the album I think Massive were always meant to write, we had no pressures on us, we booked the recording time ourselves and just went in and laid down some high energy rock n roll. We couldn't think of a better team to work with than the legends at HRH / Off Yer Rocka who are some of the biggest supporters of Rock n Metal music out there" - says Brad Marr.

Massive started back in 2012 with founding members Brad Marr and Ben Laguda having nothing better to do than tour the world playing rock n roll. 2 albums later and having toured with some of the best musicians in the world, the band are stronger and more determined than ever to get in a cramped van and smash it night after night. This is no frills dirty rock n roll.

HRH / Off Yer Rocka CEO Jonni Davis added: "people know what we do, we look for special talent from all around the globe, shine a light on it and amplify in all directions, Massive are no strangers to our Live portfolio but we are honored to go on a joint crusade with this third album which will make your balls vibrate".
In promotion of the new single and album pre order the band are heading out on a headline and festival tour throughout the UK and Europe with 52 dates across 10 countries and over 26,000km to be covered!
Track Listing
1. Generation Riot 

2. Long Time Coming 

3. What You Gonna Do 

4. Bullet 

5. Roses 

6. Face In The Crowd 

7. Over And Out 

8. Pieces 

9. The Wrecking Crew 

10. GettingHeavy 

11. AMileInMyShoes

 Anti-Flag Unleash New Music Video.

Anti-FlagSaturday 22nd September 2018
Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag have premiered the new music video for their cover of Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth." The show is now available to stream on Democracy Now!. The video is a partnership with Everytown, featuring footage from the March For Our Lives and stats about gun violence. Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. "For What It's Worth" comes off of Anti-Flag's recently announced album American Reckoning, set to be released on Spinefarm Records on September 28th. The album features acoustic versions of songs from their past two albums, as well as covers of songs that inspired them. Pre-orders for American Reckoning are available via Spinefarm Records. A quote from the band on the Democracy Now! feature can be found below.

Democracy Now! Stream available HERE.

"Inspiration and the energy to keep fighting for social and economic justice comes in all forms. Many would not expect a punk rock band to take that inspiration from an artist like Buffalo Springfield, but they'd be wrong. We have been influenced by the power of this song for years. We have used portions of the groove and drum beat on Anti-Flag records, and now have created this version of the song. 

The live footage in this video is from our 2018 summer European Tour, where everyday people would ask us about gun violence in America and what people were doing to confront it. The March For Our Lives footage comes from the organization Everytown, who are on the frontlines of the battle against the NRA and the gun lobby in America. These are the people doing the real work to confront gun violence here at home. 

To premier this video via Democracy Now! is an absolute honour and privilege. When people ask us how they can become informed, be better citizens of the world, find news predicated upon empathy and the truth, we tell them to listen to Democracy Now! To be featured on this life changing and undeniable force for truth and positive change in the world is incredibly special to our band." - Anti-Flag

American Reckoning, the new acoustic album from Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag, strips down some of the band's latest hits to get to the heart of the message. The album features acoustic versions of songs off their last two albums, American Spring (2015) and American Fall (2017), as well as covers of some of the classics that inspired them. By arranging these songs together, American Reckoning functions as an account of one of the country's most tumultuous political times told by some of music's sharpest political minds.

The American series, all released on Spinefarm Records, showcases why Anti-Flag is recognized as a staple in punk rock. Known for their left-wing politics, focusing on anti-war activism, imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various socio-political sentiments, Anti-Flag have proven themselves as both dedicated activists and accomplished musicians since forming in 1993. Decades of strong political ideals and rousing punk rock songs have allowed the band to assemble a devoted fan base of likeminded individuals all across the world. A quote from the band on their new album can be found below. 

"When you're a band that has been together as long as Anti-Flag has you take nothing for granted. We have far exceeded any personal expectations we have had for the band, our art and the reach that it has had. This chapter of our band started with the hope of American Spring, the anger of American Fall and comes to cessation with American Reckoning... 

This piece focuses on songs from both records (Spring/Fall) that we felt maintain their relevance, even in the distraction politic Donald Trump America, where issues and truth are distorted in a seconds time. We also wanted to provide insight into our influences that lead us to write the records, that's where the covers come in. They are songs that people may not expect to be influential to Anti-Flag records but either in their messaging or sonics they were tremendously impactful to us as individuals and hence the song writing process. 

We can not be knee jerk reactionary to a president that uses corporate media to endlessly lie, we created statements and art that we feel directly combat these tactics, American Reckoning has allowed us to revisit some of those previous statements and shine new light on them." - Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag have recently announced a UK tour this fall with Cancer Bats and Worriers. Line-ups and other information can be found below, along with a full list of UK tour dates.

American Reckoning was recorded in Pittsburgh, PA, and mixed and mastered by long time Anti-Flag engineer Justin Francis. The album's artwork was designed by Doug Dean, who also did the artwork for both American Spring and American Fall.
American Reckoning Track Listing
1. The Debate Is Over (If You Want It)
2. Trouble Follows Me
3. American Attraction
4. When The Wall Falls
5. Racists
6. Set Yourself On Fire
7. Brandenburg Gate
8. Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon cover)
9. For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover)
10. Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)
UK Tour Dates:
30/10 - Birmingham, UK - Asylum#
31/10 - Bristol, UK - SWX#
1/11 - London, UK - Heaven#
2/11 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2#
3/11 - Glasgow, UK - Garage#
5/11 - Belfast, UK - Foundry#
6/11 - Dublin, IE - Whelan's#

# = w/ Cancer Bats,Worriers

 Slash Announces UK And European Tour And New Album.

SlashSaturday 22nd September 2018
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS are pleased to announce European Tour dates in February and March 2019 – following on from their USA headline tour in September and October 2018. The European tour will support the imminent release of Slash's fourth solo album LIVING THE DREAM.

Full European tour dates announced are as follows:
 
Thursday 7thFebruary 2019                      Offenbach, Stadhalle GERMANY
Sat 9thFebruary 2019                                 Prague, o2 Arena CZECH REPUBLIC
Sun 10thFebruary 2019                              Vienna, Gasometer AUSTRIA
Tues 12thFebruary 2019                            Lodz, Atlas Arena POLAND
Sat 16thFebruary 2019                             Manchester, O2 Apollo UK *
Sun 17thFebruary 2019                            Glasgow, SEC Hall 3 UK *
Tues 19thFebruary 2019                          Doncaster, The Dome UK *
Wed 20thFebruary 2019                           London, Eventim Apollo UK *
Fri 22ndFebruary 2019                                Paris, Zenith FRANCE
Sat 23rdFebruary 2019                               Brussels, The Cirque Royal BELGIUM
Sun 24thFebruary 2019                              Amsterdam, AFAS Live NETHERLANDS
Wed 27thFebruary 2019                             Oslo, Sentrum Scene NORWAY
Thurs 28thFebruary 2019                          Stockholm, Annext SWEDEN
Sun 3rdMarch 2019                                     Hamburg, Sporthalle GERMANY
Mon 4thMarch 2019                                     Berlin, Verti Music Hall GERMANY
Thurs 7thMarch 2019                                  Zurich, Samsung Hall SWITZERLAND
Fri 8thMarch 2019                                        Milan, Fabrique ITALY
Sun 10thMarch 2019                                   Toulouse, Zenith FRANCE
Tues 12thMarch 2019                                 Barcelona, St Jordi Club SPAIN
Wed 13thMarch 2019                                  Madrid, Wizink Centre SPAIN
Friday 15thMarch 2019                               Lisbon,Lisbon Campo Pequeno PORTUGAL

Tickets for the tour are available at: http://www.slashonline.com from 9am GMT Wednesday 19th September 2019. Support is tbc.

*For the UK, pre-order 'Living The Dream' via the Roadrunner Records UK store https://shop.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk/artists/slash.html by 2pm on Thursday 13th September 2018 to get access to an early pre-sale for tickets to these UK shows which starts Friday 14th September at 9am. (Tickets are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis, max 2 tickets per person).

SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS will release their new album titled LIVING THE DREAM on 21st September 2018 via SLASH's own label Snakepit Records, in partnership with RoadrunnerRecords The group have already unleashed "Driving Rain"-- the first single off LIVING THE DREAM. Listen to "Driving Rain" HERE and watch the trailer HERE and purchase the new song digitally HERE.

LIVING THE DREAMis SLASH's fourth solo album, and third with SLASH and his bandmates MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals). The band has launched a physical pre-order for LIVING THE DREAM including CD, Heavyweight vinyl and a limited edition Deluxe Premium Set consisting of  2LP Yellow Vinyl within a Premium "Living The Dream" Vinyl-size 20 page Hardback Book, an exclusive one- sided 7" single of "Driving Rain" featuring an etching on the B-side with a special set of SLASH plectrumsStandard Physical CD album and  poster. All formats are available to order along with a limited-edition T-shirt and Hoodie. To view a variety of the LIVING THE DREAM CD/merchandise bundles available now: http://www.slashonline.com.
Following is the tracklisting for LIVING THE DREAM:
 
1. The Call of the Wild
2. Serve You Right
3. My Antidote
4. Mind Your Manners
5. Lost Inside the Girl
6. Read Between the Lines
7. Slow Grind
8. The One You Loved Is Gone
9. Driving Rain
10. Sugar Cane
11. The Great Pretender
12. Boulevard of Broken Hearts

 Lacuna Coil Release Live Video.

LAcuna CoilSaturday 22nd September 2018
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of LACUNA COIL’s debut. To celebrate this special year, they played an exceptional show on January 19 in London at the O2 Forum Kentish Town. The unique, one-time event was filmed and recorded for “The 119 Show - Live In London” which is scheduled for release on November 9th, 2018.

LACUNA COIL just released a first song and clip from the show, “Blood, Tears, Dust (The 119 Show - Live In London)” which you can check out here: https://youtu.be/rwibMSSN7ac

The band previously launched the following trailer for the release: https://youtu.be/0Ui21FFcH9M

Fans can look forward not only to a very special live performance that was accompanied by the UK circus group Incandescence, but also to a career spanning set including LACUNA COIL songs never played live before.

“The 119 Show - Live In London” is available in the following formats: 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray/DVD/2CD, Digital Album.
Preorder link: https://lacunacoil.lnk.to/The119Show

Very few tickets are left for a special screening of “The 119 Show - Live In London”: LACUNA COIL are offering the chance for fans to share the magic once again, this time on the big screen. On October 23, Everyman Cinema presents an exclusive showing at ‘Screen on the Green’, Islington, London with Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro taking part in a live Q&A. The event is sponsored by Italian beermakers, Birra Moretti. Tickets are available here: https://www.everymancinema.com/screen-on-the-green/film-info/lacuna-coil-the-119-show-band-qa

After the release the band will head out for a European tour to support the release of “The 119 Show -Live In London”.

31.10.18 (IT) Lucca - Lucca Comics & Games 2018
02.11.18 (DE) Weissenhäuser Strand - Metal Hammer Paradise
03.11.18 (BE) Bruges - Entrepot
04.11.18 (NL) Leiden - Gebr. De Nobel
06.11.18 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
08.11.18 (DE) Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
09.11.18 (DE) Weinheim - Café Central
10.11.18 (DE) Cologne - Club Volta
11.11.18 (DE) Dresden - Scheune
13.11.18 (DE) Munich - Strom
14.11.18 (DE) Nürnberg - Hirsch
15.11.18 (IT) Milan - Santeria

Early 2018 also saw Cristina Scabbia take on the prominent role of a coach for The Voice Of Italy on prime-time Italian national TV. LACUNA COIL were recently awarded the fan voted “Best Live Band” award at the prestigious Metal Hammer Golden Gods in London, UK. Additionally they were announced for a very important career recognition award for their 20 years together as a band from MEI which is the annual meeting of the Independent labels in Italy.

 Bowling For Soup Announce Xmas Tour.

Bowling For SoupSaturday 22nd September 2018
In February 2018, Texan pop punk royalty Bowling For Soup embarked on the biggest and most successful UK tour of their twenty four years together. The Get Happy Tour 2018 was a wild success, culminating in the bands' biggest ever UK headline show crowd at London's Brixton Academy.

Fast forward to the start of the Autumn and Bowling For Soup are delighted to announce their return to UK shores. The Almost Christmas Tour will play eight shows across England and Scotland, hitting some locations the band hasn't played for many years (or in the case or one or two places, for the first time ever)! 

Joining Bowling For Soup on this trek are their pop punk brothers Patent Pending. Fans of both bands know their collective history together goes back a long way, with fans of both asking them repeatedly to tour together again. Those wishes are coming true!

BFS' own fearless leader, Jaret Reddick, is delighted to have the band returning to parts of the UK they don't often get to play:

"As I think back on our history of UK touring, it dawns on me that we have never been there in December. At least I don't remember being there...could be the pints! Regardless, I thought, who likes Christmas as much as we do?!? PATENT PENDING!! And who more than both of us?!? PEOPLE IN THE UK!!!

So we reunited with our little brothers, Patent Pending, to bring our first ever Christmas tour (well, almost!!) to the UK!!
!"

Bowling For Soup's Almost Christmas UK Tour plays the following locations and venues:

Monday 26th November - Preston - Guild Hall
Tuesday 27th November - Edinburgh - Usher Hall
Wednesday 28th November - Bristol - O2 Academy
Thursday 29th November - Reading - The Hexagon
Friday 30th November - Southampton - O2 Guildhall
Saturday 1st December - Bexhill On Sea - De La Warr Pavillion
Sunday 2nd December - Leicester - O2 Academy
Monday 3rd December - Leeds - O2 Academy
 
Tickets for the Almost Christmas tour will go on fan pre-sale, O2 pre-sale and venue pre-sale (where applicable) on Wednesday September 12th at 10am. Tickets go on general sale Friday September 14th at 10am. Please check www.bowlingforsoup.com for full details. 

 Ozzy Osbourne Announces Final Two Year Spanning World Tour.

Ozzy OsbourneSaturday 8th September 2018
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE today revealed details about his forthcoming "NO MORE TOURS 2," a reference to his 1992 "No More Tours" trek. The announcement by the legendary musical icon about the European dates extends the North American tour, announced earlier this year, with his long time collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards).

The 2019 European leg produced by Live Nation kicks off in Dublin on 30th January with dates scheduled throughout the UK, including a night at London's O2 Arena before continuing through Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and Italy before concluding in Barcelona on 3rd March; Ozzy will be joined by Judas Priest for select dates on the tour. Tickets for the U.K. shows go on sale to the general public 07 September at 9am at LiveNation.co.uk. br>
This summer saw OZZY go solo on the European festival circuit, with headline performances at Download UK, Paris and Madrid, Firenze Rocks, Copenhell, Grasspop Metal Meeting and Sweden Rock Festival.

"I've been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers," OSBOURNE says. "I'm looking at this final tour as being a huge celebration for my fans and anyone who has enjoyed my music over the past five decades."

On his upcoming farewell world tour, produced by Live Nation, OSBOURNE will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which toured through Europe in 2017 on their farewell tour). This tour, expected to take OZZY around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows in the future. Throughout his career, OZZY has sold more than 100 million records.

OZZY's U.K. Tour Dates:

01 Feb 2019                                                                            Nottingham, U.K.            Motorpoint Arena
03 Feb 2019                                                                            Manchester, U.K.            Manchester Arena
05 Feb 2019                                                                            Newcastle, U.K.              Metro Radio Arena
07 Feb 2019                                                                            Glasgow, U.K.                The SSE Hydro
09 Feb 2019                                                                            Birmingham, U.K.            Genting Arena
11 Feb 2019                                                                            London, U.K.                  The O2, Arena

 Good Charlotte Release Video For 'Prayers'.

Good CharlotteSaturday 8th September 2018
Good Charlotte today released a new music video for "Prayers", the latest single off their forthcoming album Generation Rx.  The video profiles a real-life friend of the band and his parents as they work hard and contribute to their community even though they are under constant threat of deportation by I.C.E.  Despite everything they are up against, they remain optimistic and proud to call themselves American.

Watch the video HERE.

Good Charlotte is donating the cost of making this video to RAICES, The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.  RAICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas.  

Good Charlotte encourages their fans to donate to RAICES directly through the video's YouTube and visit https://actionnetwork.org/ to learn more about what they can do to help children, families, and refugees.


Generation Rx will be released on September 14, 2018 via a newly minted global partnership between the band's MDDN label and BMG. The album represents both a new chapter and full circle moment for the group—brothers Joel [vocals] and Benji Madden [guitar, vocals], Billy Martin [guitar], Paul Thomas [bass], and Dean Butterworth [drums]. Powered by punk spirit, rock songcraft, and cinematic ambition, they retain the signature vitality and vulnerability of their formative years, while delivering an urgent, unafraid, and undeniable message befitting of two decades in the game.

The quintet craft intricate, yet infectious anthems of hope for a generation under the shadow of the Opioid epidemic, icons gone too soon, mass tragedy, loneliness, and confusion. Produced by Zakk Cervini and Benji during intimate sessions at MDDN headquarters, the record finds Good Charlotte doing what they do best—speaking directly to the youth.


Good Charlotte will return to the road in Europe and The UK for a massive tour kicking off February 1, 2019. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.

GOOD CHARLOTTE LIVE DATES

October 13, 2018 - Puebla, Mexico - Comuna Festival
February 01, 2019 - Zürich, Switzerland - X-Tra
February 03, 2019 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
February 04, 2019 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
February 05, 2019 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium
February 07, 2019 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
February 08, 2019 - Paris, France - Zenith
February 09, 2019 - Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle
February 11, 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
February 12, 2019- Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
February 13, 2019 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahale
February 15, 2019 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
February 16, 2019 - Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
February 18, 2019 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
February 20, 2019 - London, United Kingdom - Alexandra Palace

 Clutch 'Book Of Bad Decisions' Out Now.

ClutchSaturday 8th September 2018
Clutch, the influential heavy rock band from Maryland, has released their twelfth studio album “Book Of Bad Decisions” today via their own label Weathermaker Music. 

The new album “Book Of Bad Decisions” consists of 15 new tracks that are on all the album formats. Formats include: CD, 2xLP Standard Black Vinyl, Limited Edition 28-page Book with CD, Limited Edition 2xLP Coloured ("Coke Bottle Green") and 2xLP Picture Disc Vinyl. The full album is available now at https://clutch.lnk.to/BookofBadDecisions.
The band have shared a few images on their social media of some of the formats, which are shown here.

he album was recorded, mixed, and produced at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN by producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather). The album cover and picture disc artwork was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters.

The pre-release campaign featured 4 digital singles, 4 videos, and two limited edition 7” picture disc releases. Now that the full album is available, reviewers around the world are universally enthusiastic about “Book Of Bad Decisions”, the follow up to previous Clutch releases “Psychic Warfare” (2015) and “Earth Rocker” (2013). Here's just a few clips from the UK alone...

Kerrang!: "Clutch deliver yet another knock out on glorious twelfth album. You're reminded that no other band on Earth sound like Clutch, or groove as hard." - KKKK
Powerplay: "They confound, they beguile, they bedazzle, they roar, they groove. Book Of Bad Decisions? This deserves to be a bestseller." - 10/10
Total Guitar: "With their previous two albums being absolute stormers, even by Clutch standards, this has high standards to rise to. We needn't have worried, this 15-chapter Book is still essential reading." - ****
Rhythm: "Death. Taxes. Clutch to turn in an utterly face-melting new album. Just three things that you can take as guarantees in this life. It's highlight after highlight." - ****
Metal Hammer: "Book Of Bad Decisions is another phenomenal piece of work from one of the few bands that we can all agree on. Everyone likes Clutch. Because they are [still] fucking brilliant. This is among Clutch's finest work." - 9/10
Classic Rock: "It's punchy and wise, freaky and funny, and it throbs and hums like an electric fence. If any other band had made an album this great, the world of rock 'n' roll would have tilted on its axis. But it's Clutch we're talking about, and this is what they do. Long may it continue." - 9/10
Planet Rock: "Clutch have continued to thrill and evolve over the last 25 years. Will Clutch ever put a foot wrong? Based on Book Of Bad Decisions, it's looking highly unlikely." - ****

CLUTCH will spend September and October touring the USA with special guests Sevendust and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, plus a date in California with System Of A Down and a number of US festivals. The band then head over to Europe, hitting the UK for a festive December tour, with support from The Picturebooks and The Inspector Cluzo.
UK DATES ON SALE NOW:
Tue 18th Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Wed 19th Dec - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Thu 20th Dec - MANCHESTER Academy
Fri 21st Dec - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 22nd Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
                          
Watch the video for latest single, "In Walks Barbarella" here.

 Metal Allegiance Release New Video.

Metal AllengianceSaturday 8th September 2018
METAL ALLEGIANCE began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and off) that read like a Wikipedia entry on the genre itself. Today marks the release of the band's sophomore album Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty as well as the release of the band's fourth single, 'The Accuser' featuring Trevor Strnad of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Check out the track video for 'The Accuser' here: youtu.be/0Hu2forElhA

Trevor Strnad comments, "I am super honored to have been asked to join METAL ALLEGIANCE as a guest vocalist for the track 'The Accuser'! The list of greats that have contributed to this union of might and metal over the course of these two albums is truly staggering. To be considered a peer to any of these musicians is a high bench mark for achievement. I spit out my coffee when I saw that they chose the song I contributed to to be the opening track for the album... I was simply shocked!"

Alex Skolnick states, "We'd been searching all over for a vocalist on our opening track 'The Accuser' - someone who fit the tune but who could also kick off this album right. One day, while getting ready to go on at Ozzfest/Knotfest, I heard THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER way off in the distance - Trevor Strnad was using many vocal tones and a few felt perfect for the song. I suggested him to Mark, and as it turned out, we not only found the right guy for our most aggressive track yet, we also got to bring someone from a new generation of metal into the fold; it's great to have him on board."

"The vocalist for 'The Accuser' had to fit a certain mold and sing these lyrics with honest conviction - he or she had to be willing to dig deep and understand what we were speaking of lyrically", comments Mark Menghi. "Enter Trevor Strnad, who absolutely nailed it. It seems that in today's society, it's very easy to blame a person (or persons) for something in order to save their own ass and cover-up their own lies with heinous accusations. Someone once told me that the greatest fiction novels are the ones with the most detail; unfortunately that's how society works today and it's sad for the people that truly need the help."

Order Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty, here:
All formats:  nuclearblast.com/metalallegiance2-pdm
CD:  nblast.de/MetalAllegiance2PDMAZ
Black Vinyl:  nblast.de/MetalAllegianceVinyl
Digital album:  nblast.de/MetalAllegiance2PDMIT

Watch the official music video for 'Bound By Silence'  featuring John Bush  here: youtu.be/2535DYnw78U

The thrash worshiping new album merges old-school legends with the modern metallers of the scene to produce groove driven, adrenaline soaked anthems while tackling the frustrating state of the world. The list of musicians for Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty  include Trevor Strnad (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER), John Bush (ARMORED SAINT), Bobby "BLITZ" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), Mark Tornillo (ACCEPT), Max Cavalera (SOULFLY), Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH)  and Johan Hegg (AMON).  It also marks the return of Mark Oseguesda (DEATH ANGEL)  and Troy Sanders (MASTODON) .

Listen to the first single 'Mother of Sin'  featuring Bobby 'BLITZ' Ellsworth (OVERKILL) : youtu.be/sxDy11uRxNc
Watch the video for the band's second single 'Voodoo Of The Godsend'  featuring Max Cavalera , here: youtu.be/AXqhvUVV23I

Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty  was produced by Mark Menghi  and Alex Skolnick  while Mark Lewis  of MRL Studios handled the mixing and mastering. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, HATEBREED)  and Rafael Tavares .

The track list racks up as follows:

1. The Accuser (feat. Trevor Strnad)
2. Bound by Silence (feat. John Bush)
3. Mother of Sin (feat. Bobby Blitz)
4. Terminal Illusion (feat. Mark Tornillo)
5. King with a Paper Crown (feat. Johan Hegg)
6. Voodoo of the Godsend (feat. Max Cavalera)
7. Liars & Thieves (feat. Troy Sanders)
8. Impulse Control (feat. Mark Osegueda)
9. Power Drunk Majesty (Part I) (feat. Mark Osegueda)
10. Power Drunk Majesty (Part

 Beartooth Announce Third Studio Album 'Disease'.

BeartoothSaturday 8th September 2018
Columbus, OH rock band Beartooth recently announced the release of their third studio album Disease. The band's third effort is a stark look inward and the next installment chronicling frontman Caleb Shomo's battle with his own demons. Today, fans can get another taste of the record with the new track 'You Never Know.' Listen here.

"You Never Know" is a song that I wrote with Drew Fulk (aka WZRD BLD). It was the first song we wrote together, we wrote it about 40 minutes, " says Caleb. "We just went and got coffee and talked about things going on in our lives and our mental states at the time and just sort of came to a common ground and the song just rolled out from there. It's a jammer, play it loud!"

Disease is a painstaking, riff-driven examination of the unshakeable throes of depression. While there are moments of positivity, this isn't the sound of triumph. This is music about survival. 

"The album is a whirlwind of emotion," Shomo explains. "Crazy highs, crazy lows, and lots of intensity. This record isn't about winning anything. It's about trying to even begin to learn how to deal with things. It's hard to process just how dark you can get, what you can really put yourself through with expectations. It's like starting from the beginning all over again. At the end of the day, it is a very dark album." 
 
Even as Shomo and his bandmates played to sold-out crowds across Europe, the battle against mental illness and childhood issues returned, and the seed for Disease was planted. The title track was the first song written for it, setting the overall tone. 
 
As always, Shomo recorded vocals, guitars, bass, and drums, and mixed the album himself with assistance from an engineer, now with executive producer (and Grammy winner) Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with Foo Fighters and Rush

Diseasewill be released globally on September 28th but today fans can preorder the album and receive instant downloads of album tracks 'Bad Listener' and 'Disease.' Preorders at the band's website BeartoothBand.com include limited and exclusive Disease vinyl and merch bundles.

Beartooth is currently on tour in Europe before they hop back over the pond for a full US headline tour starting September 14th and wrapping up November 17th.

 Sinsaenum To Embark On European And UK Tour.

SinsaenumSaturday 8th September 2018
DragonForce´s Fred Leclercq and Joey Jordison of VIMIC (former drummer and co-founding member of Slipknot), who just released the brand new and critically acclaimed album 'Repulsion For Humanity' by all-star death metal band SINSAENUM on August 10th 2018 with Ear Music, are about to kick off for an extensive European tour this September! Starting on September 28th with shows in France, continuing their run all over Germany, Poland, Italy, Scandinavia, BeNeLux and many more European hot spots with a final show in Helsinki a month later, the band will be joined by very special guests HATESPHERE.

When you hear about artist side projects or self-styled “all-star bands”, you usually cannot help but roll your eyes at the audacity of the creators. However, when it comes to the extreme metal beast that is SINSAENUM, open your mind and ears and forget your preconceptions! Whilst they may draw their sonic power from renowned names, these are first and foremost friends joining forces as the most logical thing to do. SINSAENUM is a solidly bonded band of like-minded great musicians featuring Joey Jordison, DragonForce's Fred Leclercq, Attila Csihar from Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem and drone masters SUNNO))) (who has been featured on the band's highly acclaimed debut album 'Echoes Of The Tortured`'), Sean Zatorsky from NWoAHM titans Dååth and Chimaira, Stéphane Buriez of French death metal veterans Loudblast as well as Heimoth, mastermind of eclectic extremists Seth.

“I’ve been a death metal fan ever since and wrote some of these songs already in 1998, so it’s something I always wanted to do,” says multi-instrumentalist and virtuoso bass player of London-based Power Metallers DragonForce Fred Leclercq, who sticks to the guitar on this venture. “There was never the right time though, nor did I find the proper people to pull it off.
The end result of this mighty fusion is the second successfully released album titled 'Repulsion For Humanity', featuring some head-splitting riffs, challenging rhythms and structures, but at once such an infectious record created by one of the most influencing and incredibly versatile musicians the metal scene has to offer.

It's been just a matter of time to finally bring this exciting band project live on stage: "We are really excited about this upcoming tour in the fall and we looking forward to finally being able to meet our fans. To embark on this run with HateSphere is an honor and a great motivation to outdo ourselves every night! Those of you who have already seen us with our other bands know what we are capable of; all these energies combined will be something unique you dont want to miss! See you all very soon!“ - Joey, Steph, Heimoth, Sean, Fred.

Check out this promising teaser in support of the band's upcoming 'Repulsion For Humanity Tour 2018' right HERE!

Make sure to catch this unique all-star death metal group of SINSAENUM live on the following dates, presented by Dragon Productions with very special guests HATESPHERE:

28.09.18 FR St. Brieuc / La Citrouille, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
29.09.18 FR Paris / Flow, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
30.09.18 FR Reims / La Cartonnerie, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
01.10.18 LUX Esch Sur Alzette / Kulturfabrik, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
03.10.18 DE Hamburg / Knust, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
04.10.18 DE Hannover / Musikzentrum, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
05.10.18 DE Berlin / Lido, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
06.10.18 PL Warsaw / Proxima, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
07.10.18 CZ Prag / Futurum, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
09.10.18 DE München / Backstage, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
10.10.18 HU Budapest / Dürer Kert, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
11.10.18 AT Wien / Szene, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
12.10.18 CH Zug / Galvanik, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
13.10.18 IT Milano / Legend, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
14.10.18 FR St. Étienne / Le Fil, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
16.10.18 FR Colmar / Grillen, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
17.10.18 DE Stuttgart / ClubCANN, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
18.10.18 BE Vosselaar / Biebob, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
19.10.18 UK London / The Dome, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
20.10.18 NL Amstelveen / P60, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
21.10.18 DK Kopenhagen / Vega, with HateSphere
22.10.18 SE Göteborg / Sticky Fingers, with HateSphere
23.10.18 NO Oslo / Parkteateret, with HateSphere
24.10.18 SE Stockholm / Klubben, with HateSphere
26.10.18 FI Turku / Apollo, with HateSphere + Mörbid Vomit
27.10.18 FI Tampere / Olympia, with HateSphere + Mörbid Vomit
28.10.18 FI Helsinki / On The Rocks, with HateSphere + Mörbid Vomit

 Jeff Goldblum To Release Album'.

Jeff GoldblumSaturday 8th September 2018
Decca Records is thrilled to reveal details of the forthcoming album from Hollywood icon Jeff Goldblum and his long-time band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, entitled ‘The Capitol Studios Sessions’. The highly anticipated debut from the jazz pianist will be released on 9th November 2018.

Jeff and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra come to London next month for their first ever UK live shows, which have sold out immediately. They will perform at Ronnie Scott’s and Cadogan Hall, as part of the ESG London Jazz Festival, before taking the show to venues in Paris and Berlin (see details below).

Goldblum, who has been playing the piano since he was a child, has performed with his jazz band at venues in Los Angeles and New York City over the past few decades. When he’s not filming, the actor hosts a weekly jazz variety show at LA’s Rockwell Table and Stage. Frequented by locals and A-listers alike, the show intersperses Goldblum’s love of jazz with his passion and skills at improvised comedy.

The atmosphere and energy of these shows is captured perfectly on this album, which Jeff credits to producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Madeleine Peyroux). For the recording, Larry recreated the buzz of The Rockwell at the legendary Capitol Studios. The studio was transformed into a jazz club – food and drink was served to an invited live studio audience of Rockwell regulars, friends and family.

This album lives in that magical area where artists and audiences meet. There is a joyful sense of anything-can-happen and a spirit of creative generosity—in how Jeff speaks to his fans, how he accompanies guest singers and soloists, and especially in how Jeff comps. To Jeff, his role within the context of a jazz band is a seamless connection with his acting:

“I love improvising and that feeling of communication and interplay. It’s one of the cornerstones of my acting technique. I see my music in the same way.” – Jeff Goldblum

‘The Capitol Studios Sessions’ is the realization of this idea: jazz and standards presented in a manner that dares to be high-spirited and to make you feel good. The repertoire includes favourite ‘60s jazz numbers ‘Cantaloupe Island’ and ’I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)’, the 1940s classic ‘Straighten Up & Fly Right’ with guest vocals from Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May, ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ from 1930, featuring American songstress Haley Reinhart and the 1920s song ’Me And My Shadow’ sung by US comedian and actress, Sarah Silverman. The band are joined by the extraordinary Grammy-nominated trumpeter Till Brönner.

Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra deliver the feel and the swing, and they make it fun, funny, and familiar. Those are words not often associated with jazz, though they still can be, and with this album we are reminded of that.

ALBUM TRACKLISTING:

1. Cantaloupe Island
2. Don’t Mess With Mister T (feat. Till Brönner)
3. My Baby Just Cares For Me (feat. Haley Reinhart)
4. Straighten Up And Fly Right (feat. Imelda May & Till Brönner)
5. Jeff Introduces Sarah Silverman (feat. Sarah Silverman)
6. Me And My Shadow (feat. Sarah Silverman & Till Brönner)
7. Nostalgia In Times Square
8. It Never Entered My Mind (feat. Till Brönner)
9. Gee Baby (Aint I Good To You) (feat. Haley Reinhart)
10. I Wish I Knew (How It Could Feel To Be Free)
11. This Bitter Earth (feat. Imelda May & Till Brönner)
12. Come On-A-My House (feat. Imelda May & Till Brönner)
13. Caravan (feat. Till Brönner)
14. Good Nights

LIVE DATES:
Sat 17th Nov        London: Cadogan Hall
as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival: www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk
Sun 18th Nov      Paris: Le Trianon
Weds 21st Nov   Berlin: Admiralspalast
Thurs 22nd Nov  London: Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (2 shows)
as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival: www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

 Hawthorne Heights Release Video For 'Bad Frequencies'.

Hawthorne HeightsSaturday 8th September 2018
Hawthorne Heights have premiered new video 'Bad Frequencies' on Rock Sound.
The track is taken from album Bad Frequencies which was released earlier this year, the band's first full-length album since 2013 and first release on Pure Noise Records.

You can watch to 'Bad Frequencies' here
Speaking on the song and video for Bad Frequencies singer JT Woodruff says 'One of my favourite places on earth is the California desert. It's a dream and a nightmare at the same time, which is why I love it. I wrote the lyrics to the song "Bad Frequencies" while waiting on Interstate 5 in traffic for 4 hours.  My dream then turned into a nightmare.  You just have to remember that the nightmare eventually goes away, and you always get back to where you need to be. 

Visually, much of the video's vibe is an homage to some of our favourite music videos we grew up to in the 90's.   There is a certain amount of mystique to videos from that era that we absolutely love. Other visual inspirations include Twin Peaks and Black Mirror.'

The album was produced by Hawthorne Heights along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio), and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy Winner, NOFX, Social Distortion). The band previously worked with Ingram on the Hurt EP as well as Webb for "Push Me Away" which was released last summer ahead of their full run on the Vans Warped Tour.
Hawthorne Heights will also be touring the UK and Europe starting this October. 

You can see the bands at the following dates:

10th October Foundry Belfast
11th October The Grand Social Dublin
12th October Jacaranda Phase One  Liverpool
13th October Turbulence Festival Plymouth
15th October Exchange Bristol
16th October Clwb Ifor Bach
17th October The Key Club Leeds
18th October Audio Glasgow
19th October Corporation Sheffield
20th October Head Of Steam Newcastle
21st October Rebellion Manchester
22nd October The Flapper Birmingham
23rd October The Waterfront Norwich
24th October Rock City Nottingham
25th October Electric Ballroom London*
26th October Zappa Antwerpen*
27th October Turbinenhalle 2 Oberhausen-rheinhausen*
28th October Patronaat Haarlem*
30th October Markthalle Altstadt Waldenburg*
31st October Lowensaal Nürnberg*
1st November WUK Vienna*
2nd October Lucerna Music Bar Prague*
3rd November Dürer Kert Budapest*
4th November Backstage Werk Munchen*
5th November Substage Karlsruhe*
Tickets on sale now
* Supporting Hands Like Houses and Our Last Night

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

 Evanescence To Release 'Synthesis Live' DVD On The 12th October.

EvanescenceSaturday 8th September 2018
On 12 October 2018, Evanescence will be releasing 'Synthesis Live' on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+CD, Blu-Ray+CD set and digital video via Eagle Vision.

Recorded late last Autumn during the band's critically-acclaimed Synthesis tour, the concert was captured in state-of-the-art 4K by director P.R. Brown & produced by Craig Ziogas/CTGS Productions.

The songs span Evanescence's 20-year history to date, reinvented with a full orchestra over a deep electronic landscape. Synthesis is a soulful and sweepingly grandiose event to witness live.  Seated at the piano, Amy Lee opens the set with a single note that builds into the instrumental Overture, seamlessly leading into the crushing wave that is Never Go Back.
Bring Me To Life, the anthem that lead many people to discover Evanescence, reaches a new level of power and emotion with a pounding, electric heartbeat and soaring orchestral accompaniment, while songs like My Immortal, Lithium and Lost in Paradise evoke heartbreaking scenes from a beautiful, timeless film.

Amy Lee's incredible vocal range and the group's expressive, multi-layered music naturally lends itself to orchestral accompaniment, shining a light on the singular beauty of the arrangements by composer David Campbell and conductor Susie Seiter creating a truly dynamic, cinematic sound.  Lee has called this, 'a passion project', which undoubtedly shines through. The sense of occasion is not lost on the band or audience alike in this unique and highly emotive show.

Evanescence recently took their Synthesis live tour around the world, delivering highly-acclaimed performances throughout Europe, North America and Australia. This summer, the band teamed with violinist Lindsey Stirling on a tour of North American amphitheatres - one of Live Nation's Top 10 tours of the summer.

"The majesty of Ms. Lee accompanied by Mr. Campbell's arrangements was undeniable."
– Wall Street Journal

"Amy Lee firmly re-establishes herself as one of rock's pre-eminent vocalists, exhibiting an impressive range that still packs a wallop, this time cutting through a full orchestra." – Variety

"A fresh symphonic approach to Evanescence's lauded music....genuinely immersive" – Kerrang

"Synthesis works magnificently live" - Metal Hammer

TRACKLISTING
1.Overture 2. Never Go Back 3. Lacrymosa 4. End of the Dream 5. My Heart is Broken 6. Lithium 7. Bring Me To Life 8. Unravelling (Interlude) 9. Imaginary 10. Secret Door 11. Hi-Lo 12. Lost in Paradise 13. Your Star  14. My Immortal 15. The In-between (Piano Solo) 16. Imperfection 17. Speak to Me 18. Good Enough 19. Swimming Home

 Chthonic Release Music Video For 'Millennia's Faith Undone'.

ChthonicSaturday 8th September 2018
Five years since the release of their last album, in response to fans' keen anticipation, CHTHONIC announced their new album "Battlefields of Asura" last month. Today, CHTHONIC has dropped the music video for first track "Millennia’s Faith Undone", featuring Hong Kong singer Denise Ho, and announced a coming tour in Hokkaido, Japan. 

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Wil6crOV6DU

Doris, the spokesperson and bassist in CHTHONIC, states that "Millennia’s Faith Undone" was inspired by the era of radical change in the history of Taiwan between the 30s and the 50s, also as the prequel to their albums of story series. Birdy, the director of the music video, set the narrative after the stores in their previous music videos of Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace (acoustic ver.) and Kaoru (acoustic ver.). With an out of body experience, the main character sees the White Terror victims' lives taken away by the dictators, and eventually himself being executed by shooting; all was left is his last will and testament overwhelmed in the mass of historical documents. Birdy recruited the crew and the lead actor and actress, Finn (黃士勛) and Chia-Yu Chang (王丁筑), from the shoot for Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace (acoustic ver.) and Kaoru (acoustic ver.) four years ago. Meanwhile, Doris also announced on Ho's fan page the release of the music video of The Aeon's Version of Millennia’s Faith Undone at the end of the month; the story will be told from the perspective of the lead female character. Although Birdy's interpretation and idea might not be exactly the same as CHTHONIC's narrative in the album, Doris found the process of re-interpretation of a piece from different artists a rewarding surprise.  

CHTHONIC have also announced that they will play under the label Taiwan Beats in No Maps Music Festival at Japan, Hokkaido on October 12th. No Maps is a festival of a conglomerate of music, movies and technologies with its increasing importance as one of the most crucial events in the Japanese music industry. Moreover, as an event co-hosted by the Japanese government, private organisations and educational institutes, No Maps holds a significance in Taiwan-Japan interchange and liaison as well. Freddy, the frontman of CHTHONIC, therefore decided to make time from their busy schedule flying to Japan over the weekend for the festival. This show is also highly anticipated by Japanese fans as it will be the only overseas stop for the tour for the new album from CHTHONIC. 
Battlefields of Asura track list:

01. Drawing Omnipotence Nigh 
02. The Silent One’s Torch 
03. Flames upon the Weeping Winds 
04. A Crimson Sky's Command 
05. Souls of the Revolution 
06. Taste the Black Tears 
07. One Thousand Eyes 
08. Masked Faith 
09. Carved in Bloodstone 
10. Millennia’s Faith Undone 
11. Autopoiesis
According to CHTHONIC, the new album Battlefields of Asura depicts the adventure of deities in Taiwan through eleven songs carrying messages about resistance, freedom and fraternity.  The journey is full of hostility, adversary, impregnable fortresses and desires but also inspires infinite courage to search for eternal wisdom.  Anyone deeply touched by this album will eventually realise that it is the origin of all thrilling epic stories portrayed in the past albums. This album sounds like gods versus devils and fights among evil spirits on the surface; however, everyone can feel the empathy of fury, grief and even strength of resurgence from the lyrics.  When asked why the band names the new album Battlefields of AsuraDoris Yeh, the spokesperson of CHTHONIC, states that "this album is the prologue of the albums released in the past and was inspired by and dedicated to the activists of Taiwan’s first modern political reform movement back in 1920s."

 The Wombats Announce UK Tour.

The WombatsSaturday 8th September 2018
Cementing themselves as one of the country’s finest live performers after a landmark set at Reading & Leeds Festival, The Wombats continue their indie onslaught by unveiling an outstanding new single in ‘BEE-STING’. The track serves as an example of the band’s ever-growing abilities to write the finest indie tunes and ignite crowds around the globe. “The weekend’s unlikely smash is the reinvention of The Wombats into a slick,
synthesiser-augmented, funny pop machine” said The Guardian of their Reading & Leeds mainstage set.

The Wombats step things up yet again on the live front with the announcement of their highest profile and biggest UK headline tour to date. Six huge shows across the isles, including a night at London’s SSE Arena, will see the 2019 tour further cement the band’s meteoric rise to one of the country’s biggest guitar acts.

The band will also be releasing an extended version of Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, featuring three extra bonus tracks - new single ‘BEE-STING’, an acoustic version of one of the album’s standout songs ‘Lethal Combination’, and a brand new track in ‘Oceans’. ‘BEE-STING’ will also be released as a limited edition 7” on November 9th with ‘Oceans’ on the B-Side.

If beautiful people ruin The Wombats’ lives, the resulting album will make your year. Peaking at #3 in the UK album chart as the highest new entry of that week, the album has since been streamed over 80 million times on Spotify, with glowing album reviews from The Times, Evening Standard, Metro, Sunday Times Culture, Daily Telegraph, DORK and more.

Their latest single ‘Turn’ was Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1, and received heavy rotation from Huw Stephens, Clara Amfo, Phil Taggart, Radio X’s daytime playlist, as Virgin Radio’s Single Of The Week, and performed live on Zoe Ball On Sunday for ITV.

After a sold-out UK & European tour including London’s Alexandra Palace, “doubters take note, these Marsupials are officially massive”, confirmed the NME, The Wombats have gone on to lay waste to crowds across the globe, including Reading & Leeds Festival, the 50th anniversary Isle Of Wight Festival, Y Not?, Glasgow Summer Series (supporting Kings Of Leon), extensive dates through North America in support to Weezer and The Pixies, and huge headline arena dates in Australia.

With no signs of slowing down, 2018 has been a phenomenal, groundbreaking year for The Wombats.

2019 UK TOUR DATES

Jan 25th - Glasgow, O2 Academy
Jan 26th - Leeds, First Direct Arena
Jan 28th - Newport, Centre
Jan 29th - Bournemouth, O2 Academy
Jan 31st - Birmingham, O2 Academy
Feb 1st - London, SSE Arena

 Boston Manor Release New Album 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood'.

Boston ManorSaturday 8th September 2018
Boston Manor's second album 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' will be released this Friday and the band have unveiled a final taster with new song 'England's Dreaming', which is streaming now. Vocalist Henry Cox says that it's "Probably my favourite track on the record. The song's about waking up one day and realising you have nothing in common with  your fellow man." This feeling of isolation and an over-riding sense of bleakness is a thread that can be followed through much of 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood'. It's an affecting collection of songs that inhabits a world rife with poverty and drug addiction, boarded up shops and a population unable to escape a predicament they didn't even know they were in.

"I'm just trying to draw attention to a few issues," says Henry of the record's motivations. "The things that are important to my generation are just so trivial in my eyes, but who am I to say? I can't really offer any immediate solutions, but I can try to throw a bucket of cold water on some of my peers, to just get them to feel more and think more and not be so apathetic."

Produced by Mike Sapone (Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, Public Enemy) at New Jersey's Barber Shop studios in the dead of winter, the album's story of disenfranchisement incorporates an ambitious new approach incorporating swathes of sound and pulsating synths into Boston Manor's punk-fueled oeuvre. It's an album that's inspired by the likes of Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Tool and Failure.

Boston Manor have also announced their biggest headline tour to date, which will see them traverse the UK throughout September. This follows a summer of festivals that saw them open the main stage at Download Festival and also involved a bombardment of crowd surfers during an epic set at 2000trees. On top of the imminent headliner and forthcoming stints in the USA and Australia, Boston Manor will be playing a number of special one off shows around the record's release. See below for further details. 
                   
'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' Album release events:
Fri 07 Sep                Sheffield                The Church             Full band set at 7:00pm
Sat 08 Sep               Manchester            hmv                        Live in-store & Signing at 5:30pm
Sun 09 Sep              Leeds                     hmv                        Live in-store & Signing at 2:00pm
Mon 10 Sep            Birmingham             hmv                        Live in-store & Signing at 5:30pm
Tue 11 Sep              Bristol                      hmv Broadmead    Live in-store & Signing at 5:30pm
Wed 12 Sep            Kingston                  Banquet Records   Acoustic set & Signing at 6:00pm
Wed 12 Sep            Kingston Bacchus w/ Banquet               Full band New Noise clubnight show 
 
'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' UK Tour:
(w/ support from Microwave, Drug Church & Wallflower)
Fri 21 Sep                Bristol                     Thekla
Sat 22 Sep               London                   Electric Ballroom
Sun 23 Sep              Birmingham            Mama Roux's                        SOLD OUT
Mon 24 Sep            Nottingham              Rescue Rooms                                                             
Wed 26 Sep            Liverpool                 Hangar 34
Thu 27 Sep              Glasgow                 SWG3
Fri 28 Sep                Leeds                     Key Club                              SOLD OUT
Sat 29 Sep               Manchester            Gorilla                    

 Saves The Day Back With New Album '9'.

Saves The DaySaturday 8th September 2018
Much to the elation of their rampant fanbase, Saves The Day recently released massive new single 'Rendezvous'. From the moment the thrashing guitars and droning percussion of the track's intro kick in, it's evident that the quartet are back with a vengeance.  The open verses on 'Rendezvous' allow for the subtle twists in composition and frontman Conley's masterful command of melody to shine. Once they're drawn in, the song's massive hook reminds listeners exactly why Saves The Day have had such a profound influence on alternative rock over the past twenty years. You can listen to 'Rendezvous' on YouTube here.

The release of 'Rendezvous', also accompanies the revelation that the band will be releasing '9', their first new album in five years, on October 26th via Rude Records (ROTW) and Equal Vision Records (North America). '9' will be Saves The Day's ninth studio record and contains nine songs that, when listened to together, tells the story of the band from the perspective of its founder Chris Conley. The album offers this first-ever autobiographical look into the band's history in a way that is as exhaustive as it is poetic, and makes the listener a part of the songwriting process. On the surface, '9' chronicles the epic story of a group of kids from New Jersey who realized their dream and became an international sensation. On a deeper level, it shows how Conley 'woke up' and became aware of his own consciousness through his relationship with music and the unbelievable adventures it has inspired since he formed the act in 1997. Conley reveals: "This album is the story of Saves The Day and my own personal journey through life, which all unfolded as my relationship with music progressed. By Rendezvous, I've gone through all the reflecting and growing and come to a place where I'm so grateful and so satisfied and living the life I want to live. I was just a kid that got lucky and I got pulled into this amazing dream. And it's still going."
 
Saves The Day have been through a lot over the past two decades: Van accidents, member changes, the emo explosion, and the adventures that carried the act and their fans from adolescence to adulthood. The current lineup of the band, which includes the virtuosic trio of guitarist Arun Bali, bassist Rodrigo Palma, and drummer Dennis Wilson, is the band's most consistent lineup to date. They've managed to take the musicianship on '9' to stratospheric new heights. "At this point, I've actually dealt with the conflicts and the challenges in a lifelong career in music and now I have the guys that I could do this with forever and I'm living the dream again," Conley explains. Ultimately, '9' which was produced by Arun Bali and Saves The Day, is sonic evidence that not only is there a reason we are alive in the world, but it's a miracle that Conley rightfully encourages us to celebrate.

Saves The Day '9' Tracklisting: 1. Saves The Day | 2. Suzuki | 3. Side By Side | 4. Kerouac & Cassady | 5. It's Such a Beautiful World | 6. Rose | 7. 1997 | 8. Rendezvous | 9. 29
Saves The Day Release '9' Via Rude Records (ROTW)/Equal Vision (N. America) On 26/10/18. Pre-Order Now: https://savestheday.lnk.to/nine
Stream Lead Single 'Rendezvous': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fr4f9r3e9s
Currently Announced Live Dates: 11/1-11/20 US tour with support from Kevin Devine and An Horse

 Australian Rockers Massive Announce New Album 'Rebuild Destroy'.

MassiveSunday 2nd September 2018
Aussie Beer drinking, foot stomping rock 'n' rollers MASSIVE have signed a new 5-year deal with "Off Yer Rocka Recordings".

To coincide with this Red-Hot News, the band have just announced that their long awaited third studio album titled "Rebuild Destroy" will now be available for pre order with the album's release due on 1stFebruary 2019. As a sneak peak of what's to come the band have dropped a lyric video for the first single "Roses" which is a solid corker, If you fancy a sneak preview then click the link http://bit.ly/re-des.

"This is the album I think Massive were always meant to write, we had no pressures on us, we booked the recording time ourselves and just went in and laid down some high energy rock n roll. We couldn't think of a better team to work with than the legends at HRH / Off Yer Rocka who are some of the biggest supporters of Rock n Metal music out there" - says Brad Marr.

Massive started back in 2012 with founding members Brad Marr and Ben Laguda having nothing better to do than tour the world playing rock n roll. 2 albums later and having toured with some of the best musicians in the world, the band are stronger and more determined than ever to get in a cramped van and smash it night after night. This is no frills dirty rock n roll.

HRH / Off Yer Rocka CEO Jonni Davis added: "people know what we do, we look for special talent from all around the globe, shine a light on it and amplify in all directions, Massive are no strangers to our Live portfolio but we are honored to go on a joint crusade with this third album which will make your balls vibrate".

In promotion of the new single and album pre order the band are heading out on a headline and festival tour throughout the UK and Europe with 52 dates across 10 countries and over 26,000km to be covered!
Track Listing
1. Generation Riot
2. Long Time Coming
3. What You Gonna Do
4. Bullet 

5. Roses
6. Face In The Crowd
7. Over And Out
8. Pieces
9. The Wrecking Crew
10. GettingHeavy
11. AMileInMyShoes

 Good Charlotte Release New Single 'Prayers'.

Good CharlotteSunday 2nd September 2018
Good Charlotte today released 'Prayers', the anthemic third single taken from their anxiously awaited seventh studio album 'Generation RX'. The song is available to stream and download  HERE. The band also announced that 'Prayers' will see its late night television debut on CBS's The Late Late Show with James Corden on September 13, 2018.

Listen to 'Prayers'
Spotify: https://goodcharlotte.lnk.to/Prayers/spotify
Apple Music: https://goodcharlotte.lnk.to/Prayers/applemusic
iTunes: https://goodcharlotte.lnk.to/Prayers/itunes
Google Play: https://goodcharlotte.lnk.to/Prayers/google-play
Amazon: https://goodcharlotte.lnk.to/Prayers/amazon

Due for release on September 14, 2018 via a newly minted global partnership between the band's MDDN label and BMG, Generation Rx is available for pre-order now HERE. Limited edition pre-order merch bundles are available exclusively through the band's online store HERE. Good Charlotteannounced the album in May alongside lead single "Actual Pain". In July, the band shared the album's second single "Shadowboxer". 

Generation Rx represents both a new chapter and full circle moment for the group—brothers Joel [vocals] and Benji Madden [guitar, vocals], Billy Martin [guitar], Paul Thomas [bass], and Dean Butterworth [drums]. Powered by punk spirit, rock songcraft, and cinematic ambition, they retain the signature vitality and vulnerability of their formative years, while delivering an urgent, unafraid, and undeniable message befitting of two decades in the game.

The quintet craft intricate, yet infectious anthems of hope for a generation under the shadow of the Opioid epidemic, icons gone too soon, mass tragedy, loneliness, and confusion. Produced by Zakk Cervini and Benji during intimate sessions at MDDN headquarters, the record finds Good Charlotte doing what they do best—speaking directly to the youth.

This fall, Good Charlotte will embark on a massive North American Tour in support of Generation Rx that will kick off on October 12, 2018 in Mexico City, and wrap on November 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. Sleeping with Sirens and Knuckle Puck will provide support on the tour. Tickets are available now HERE. Good Charlotte will return to the road in Europe and The UK for a tour kicking off February 1, 2019. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.

Good Charlotte North American Tour Dates
October 12, 2018 - Mexico City, Mexico - Open Air ACMX
October 13, 2018 - Puebla, Mexico - Tecate Comuna
October 16, 2018 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
October 17, 2018 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
October 19, 2018 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz 
October 20, 2018 - Lynchburg, VA - Phase 2
October 21, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
October 23, 2018 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
October 25, 2018 - Toronto, ON - Rebel
October 26, 2018 - Montreal, QC - MTelus
October 27, 2018 - Syracuse, NY - SI Hall at the Fairgrounds
October 28, 2018 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
October 29, 2018 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
November 01, 2018 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
November 02, 2018  - Columbus, OH - Express Live!
November 03, 2018 - Grand Rapids, MI - Monroe 20
November 04, 2018 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
November 06, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
November 07, 2018 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
November 09, 2018 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
November 10, 2018 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater
November 11, 2018 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
November 12, 2018 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
November 14, 2018 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
November 15, 2018 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
November 16, 2018 - Garden City, ID - Revolution Concert House
November 17, 2018 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
November 18, 2018 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
November 20, 2018 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater
November 21, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
November 23, 2018 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
November 24, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl at The Palms

Good Charlotte European/UK Tour Dates
February 01, 2019 - Zürich, Switzerland - X-Tra
February 03, 2019 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
February 04, 2019 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
February 05, 2019 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium
February 07, 2019 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
February 08, 2019 - Paris, France - Zenith
February 09, 2019 - Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle
February 11, 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
February 12, 2019- Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
February 13, 2019 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahale
February 15, 2019 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
February 16, 2019 - Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
February 18, 2019 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
February 20, 2019 - London, United Kingdom - Alexandra Palace

 Sick Of It All Announce New album 'Wake The Sleeping Dragon' Out 2nd November 2018.

Sic Of It AllSundya 2nd Spetember 2018
New York’s SICK OF IT ALL are finally releasing the first song, “Inner Vision“, taken from their upcoming album, ”Wake The Sleeping Dragon!“, that is scheduled for a release November 2nd, 2018.

Drummer Armand Majidi comments: “It’s a blasting, screamer of a song in the vein of early Discharge or Exploited, and the lyrics deal with reacting to the horrors of the world by looking inward to find peace in difficult times.”

Check out “Inner Vision (Lyric Video)” here: https://youtu.be/HEsERd4MX38

“Wake the Sleeping Dragon!” was put to proverbial tape by friend and producer The Jerry Farley at Nova Studios in Staten Island, New York over two weeks and a half, while Danish producer Tue Madsen mixed and mastered SICK OF IT ALL’s latest rager at Antfarm Studios in Aabyhøj, Denmark. What helped the process run smoothly was Farley’s early involvement as SICK OF IT ALL progressed with the songwriting.
The following formats are available of “Wake The Sleeping Dragon!”:
Ltd. CD Box Set (incl. CD Jewelcse, bandana und lanyard)

Standard CD Jewelcase
LP+CD
Digital Album
The following vinyl colours are available of the LP+CD:
200x lilac via the CM Distro mailorder
300x neon orange via the CM Distro mailorder and selected shops
200x yellow via EMP
200x gold via Coretex
Plus the band has two exclusive colours, white (300) and mint (100). More news soon on where and when you will be able to get them.
Standard black vinyl will also be available.
First preorders are already up: https://SickOfItAll.lnk.to/WakeTheSleepingDragon
After SICK OF IT ALL just wrapped up European summer festivals they already have more touring lined up including shows in France in November as well as co-headlining the Persistence Tour 2019.
Headlining:
10.11.18 (FR) Issy les Moulineaux - le Réacteur 
11.11.18 (FR) Mulhouse - Noumatrouff
13.11.18 (FR) Montpellier - Secret Place 
14.11.18 (FR) Biarritz - Atabal
15.11.18 (FR) Limoges - CCM John Lennon
16.11.18 (FR) St Brieuc - Streetpunk Ink Mas Party
17.11.18 (FR) Durtal - Durtal - l'Odyssée 
18.11.18 (FR) Le Havre - Le Tetris
PERSISTENCE TOUR 2019
SICK OF IT ALL
with IGNITE, Municipal Waste, Walls Of Jericho, Booze And Glory, Take Offense
17.01.19 (DE) Berlin - Astra
18.01.19 (DE) Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit 36
19.01.19 (DE) Dresden - Kraftwerk Mitte
20.01.19 (CZ) Brno - Sono Music Club
21.01.19 (DE) Munich - Backstage Werk
22.01.19 (DE) Lindau - Inselhalle
23.01.19 (CH) Lausanne - Les Docks
24.01.19 (DE) Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
25.01.19 (BE) Deinze - De Brielpoort
26.01.19 (DE) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
27.01.19 (UK) London - O2 Forum Kentish Town

 Alkaline Trio Release 'Demon And Division' From Forthcoming Album.

Alkaline TrioThursday 30th August 2018
Alkaline Trio have shared another track "Demon and Division" from their forthcoming album Is This Thing Cursed? out this Friday on Epitaph.

Is This Thing Cursed? hearkens to the creative process of the early days, when the band rehearsed in a tiny apartment on the edge of Chicago's Humboldt Park in the band's hometown, at the intersection of Damen Avenue and Division Street, near D&D Liquor. The appropriately titled "Demon and Division" recalls the vibe of the song "San Francisco," one of the beloved tracks from their very first album, Goddamnit.

Listen to "Demon and Division" here: 
 https://youtu.be/_8WSncYS0U0

Produced and mixed by Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Motörhead), Is This Thing Cursed? is the first Alkaline Trio album written almost entirely in the studio. According to the band, the album-making process was similar to that of Maybe I'll Catch Fire—Alkaline Trio's darkly charged sophomore full-length, a 2000 release featuring the fan favorite "Radio."

Due out on CD/digital on August 31, Is This Thing Cursed? will be released on vinyl on October 19. Pre-orders are available now at: http://www.alkalinetrio.com
TRACKLIST FOR IS THIS THING CURSED?:

  1. Is This Thing Cursed?
  2. Blackbird
  3. Demon and Division
  4. Little Help?
  5. I Can't Believe
  6. Sweet Vampires
  7. Pale Blue Ribbon
  8. Goodbye Fire Island
  9.  Stay
  10. Heart Attacks
  11. Worn So Thin
  12. Throw Me To The Lions
  13. Krystalline


ALKALINE TRIO TOUR DATES:
Oct 04 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Oct 05 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Oct 06 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
Oct 08 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Oct 09 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Oct 11 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Oct 12 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
Oct 14 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 15 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Oct 16 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Oct 18 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
All dates with together PANGEA as support

 Laura Jane Grace And The Devouring Mothers Announce Debut Album.

Laura Jane GraceThursday 30th August 2018
Bloodshot Records and Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers are excited to announce the Friday, November 9 release of the band's full-length debut album titled Bought to Rot (pre-order). 14 tracks spanning Grace's fractured relationship with her adopted hometown of Chicago, true friendship, complicated romance, and reconciling everything in the end, Bought to Rot stands as the most musically diverse collection of songs Grace has written to date.

Inspired in large part by Full Moon Fever, the first album Grace ever owned, Bought to Rot finds her at the same age Petty was when he created his solo debut masterpiece. In light of his recent passing, Grace was motivated to pay homage to one of her lifelong heroes. Leading the showcase is the album's first single, "Apocalypse Now (& Later)," a touching track about witnessing the end of the world with the person you care about the most, can be streamed on all digital platforms HERE.

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers are Laura Jane Grace, Atom Willard, and Marc Jacob Hudson. Grace is a musician, author, and activist best known as the founder, lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Against Me! Willard, also of Against Me!, is a drummer who has played in iconic punk bands such as Rocket from the Crypt, Social Distortion, and The Offspring. Devouring Mothers bassist Hudson is a recordist and mixer at Rancho Recordo, a recording studio and creative space in the woods of Michigan, and the sound engineer for Against Me!

Bloodshot Records previously announced the working partnership with Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, in which Grace said the following:

"I've been a longtime fan of Bloodshot and the artists they work with. Having spent the past year working on a record without knowing where its home was going to be, when I discovered that the Bloodshot offices were only a couple blocks away from my apartment I went in and asked if they'd consider giving the songs a home. They were cool enough to hear me out and oblige. I couldn't be more happy about the work we're going to do together and sharing it with the world."

In support of "Bought to Rot", Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers have recently announced a run of November tour dates. Tickets can be purchased HERE, including a special bundle including all three Chicago shows which are close to selling out.

NOVEMBER
02 – Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Company
03 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
04 – Lansing, MI – Mac's Bar
05 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
08 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
18 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
29 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Bought to Rot track listing:

China Beach
Born In Black
The Airplane Song
Apocalypse Now (& Later)
Reality Bites
Amsterdam Hotel Room
The Friendship Song
I Hate Chicago
Screamy Dreamy
Manic Depression
The Acid Test Song
The Hotel Song
Valeria Golina
The Apology Song

 Lucifer Announce Tour Dates.

LuciferThursday 30th August 2018
The “Lucifer II” album gained international attention reaching #1 in the Swedish Vinyl charts, #12 in the Swedish album charts and #40 in Germany. And the success continues. In October 2018, LUCIFER will kick of their European tour, including a TV live show at the legendary German Rockpalast event, the Desertfest in Antwerp, the Dutch Into The Void Festival and many more.

Blues Pills guitarist Dorian Sorriaux and Blood Of The Sun (feat. Henry Vasquez of Saint Vitus) will support LUCIFER on selected shows.
Furthermore, the band is happy to announce taking part in the KISS Kruise VIII from October 31st to November 5th, 2018. 
Johanna Sadonis (vocals) and Nicke Andresson (drums) of LUCIFER comment:
"The second coming of Lucifer got off to a good start. We played some great festivals this summer and our new album “Lucifer II” even made it into the charts of quite a few countries. Who said Rock and Roll is dead? While we’ve made some new friends at the festivities, we can’t wait to get our asses out on the road for some proper heavy rock debauchery on the club stages. The second coming of Lucifer has only just begun. Hide your sons and daughters, Lucifer is coming!"
“Lucifer II is a thunderous swarm of tar-thick chug and soaring vocals, and deserving of a place in any bong-owning metal fan’s collection” - Kerrang! (KKKK)
“The real deal” Metal Hammer UK
Order your copy of “Lucifer II” now: https://lucifer.lnk.to/LuciferII

LUCIFER live:
07.10.2018 Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (w/ V.O.J.D and Dorian Sorriaux)
08.10.2018 Babel, Malmö, Sweden (w/ Dorian Sorriaux)
09.10.2018 Black Plastic Records, Dortmund, Germany (acoustic / DJ set – free entry)
10.10.2018 Harmonie, WDR Rockpalast Crossroads TV Show, Bonn, Germany (w/ Blood Of The Sun)
11.10.2018 Junkyard, Dortmund, Germany (w/ Dorian Sorriaux and Blood Of The Sun)
12.10.2018 Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium
13.10.2018 The Dome, London, UK (w/ Blood Of The Sun)
14.10.2018 Gargarin, Athens, Greece
15.10.2018 Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
16.10.2018 PMK, Innsbruck, Austria
17.10.2018 Vinile, Bassano del Grappa, Italy
18.10.2018 Backstage, Munich, Germany (w/ Blood Of The Sun)
20.10.2018 Into the Void Festival, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
21.10.2018 Cassiopeia, Berlin, Germany
22.10.2018 Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
31.10.-05.11.2018 Kiss Kruise VIII, Miami, USA (sold out!)

 The Courteeners Announce UK Tour.

The CourteenersThursday 30th August 2018
Courteeners have announced details of a major UK tour this winter. Following the band’s penultimate slots on the main stage at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festivals and headline appearances at Neighbourhood Festival and Truck Festival, the band will play a huge UK tour in November/December including arena shows in Leeds, Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle and Hull, culminating in a return to London’s O2 Brixton Academy, their fifth headline show at the venue during their career. Support on the tour comes from special guests Gerry Cinnamon and Zuzu. 

This year saw the band celebrate the 10th anniversary of their gold selling debut album ‘St. Jude’. A  reworked version of the album (‘St. Jude Re:Wired’) hitting the Top 5 of the Official UK Albums Chart. The band played celebratory sold out shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust in March and Manchester Arena in April.

Courteeners play:
Thursday 15th November              Stoke Victoria Hall        
Friday 16th November                    Birmingham O2 Academy          
Saturday 17th November               Leeds First Direct Arena     
Monday 19th November                Nottingham Rock City       
Tuesday 20th November                Leicester O2 Academy
Thursday 22nd November             Llandudno Venue Cymru 
Friday 23rd November                    Newcastle Metro Arena 
Saturday 24th November               Glasgow SSE Arena
Monday 26th November                Southampton O2 Guildhall
Tuesday 27th November                Bristol O2 Academy    
Thursday 29th November              Hull Venue
Friday 30th November                    Liverpool Echo Arena                                      
Saturday 1st December                London O2 Brixton Academy

 Alter Bridge Release New Video From Live At Royal Albert Hall Album.

AAlter BridgeThursday 30th August 2018
With the release of the previous two live videos for “Addicted To Pain” and “Words Darker Than Their Wings,” from Alter Bridge’s career-defining live release Live At The Royal Albert Hall Featuring the Parallax Orchestra, fans have been patiently waiting for something new from those historical concerts. The band has released another rarity from their catalogue, a live performance of “The End Is Here” from their 2004 debut release One Day Remains. “The End Is Here” is the last song on the album that introduced Alter Bridge to the masses and is a track the band hasn’t performed since their first touring cycle. The live performance from Royal Albert Hall also showcases one of the rare moments in an Alter Bridge concert where frontman Myles Kennedy puts down his guitar and his only instrument is the voice that makes him one of the most recognisable performers in rock music. The video for the track can be seen here: https://youtu.be/p7sdjPH513c and the audio is available via all streaming partners.

After 14 years performing together, five full-length studio albums, and countless sold-out shows around the globe, Alter Bridge is releasing the epic Live At The Royal Albert Hall on September 7th via Napalm Records. The live album and DVD was recorded in October 2017 when the band performed two sold-out shows at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson. Live At The Royal Albert Hall is a 21-song collection that features some of Alter Bridge’sbiggest hits, fan favourites and even a couple of rarities. Songs like “Before Tomorrow Comes,” “Ghost Of Days Gone By,” “The Last Hero,” and “Broken Wings” all find new life with the unique arrangements presented by Dobson and the Parallax Orchestra performing with the band. The pre-order for the release is live and fans can order various audio and video configurations including Blu-Ray, DVD, CD and Vinyl as well as other unique bundles with exclusive content. The pre-order is currently live here: http://smarturl.it/LiveFromTRAH and at www.alterbridge.com. Fans that pre-order the album digitally will receive instant downloads of “The End Is Here,” “Words Darker Than Their Wings” and “Addicted To Pain.” A portion of the proceeds from all sales will go to the Future Song Foundation; an organisation that Myles Kennedy is closely involved with. 


 The Amity Affliction 'Misery' Out Now.

The Amity AfflictionThursday 30th August 2018
Roadrunner Records band The Amity Affliction have released their widely anticipated new LP MISERY, which is available today at all DSPs and www.theamityaffliction.net 

The band’s own Ahren Stringer remarked, “It’s hard to describe how excited we are for everyone to finally hear this record. We started writing MISERY two years ago and have put everything we possibly had into it. I personally have never been more proud of anything in my life and I’m so happy to now share it with all of you.”

MISERY is highlighted by the gripping singles “Ivy (Doomsday)” and “Feels Like I’m Dying,” the cinematic videos for which mark the first two chapters of a three-part short film written and directed by Birch. Head over to the band's Facebook page to see a trailer shared today for the final part, which will debut in the near future.

Having just completed a U.S. run on the final Vans Warped Tour 2018, The Amity Affliction head to Europe this Autumn for a headline tour stopping off in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Norway, and Belgium.

The UK dates, with support from The Plot In You, Dream State, and Endless Heights, are as follows:     
2.10.18 Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2 (tickets: http://smarturl.it/AmityBirmingham)   
03.10.18 Leeds @ Church (http://smarturl.it/AmityLeeds)   
04.10.18 London @ The Electric Ballroom (http://smarturl.it/AmityLondon)   
05.10.18 Glasgow @ Queen Margaret Union (http://smarturl.it/AmityGlasgow)  
06.10.18 Hull @ Welly:One (http://smarturl.it/AmityHull)   
07.10.18 Manchester @ Academy 2 (http://smarturl.it/AmityManchester)   
08.10.18 Bristol @ SWX (http://smarturl.it/AmityBristol)  
For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.theamityaffliction.net/tour.

Recorded earlier this year in Baltimore, MD with producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Ariana Grande, Underoath), MISERY is the long-awaited follow-up to The Amity Affliction’s acclaimed fifth studio album,THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK. That LP made a spectacular chart debut upon its 2016 arrival, entering among the top 30 on the U.S. SoundScan/Billboard 200 while also charting at #1 in their native Australia – The Amity Affliction’s third consecutive time topping the ARIA Album Chart.

 Atretu Announce Seventh Studio Album.

AtreyuThursday 30th August 2018
Orange County mainstays Atreyu are pleased to announce their upcoming seventh studio album In Our Wake. The record is due out October 12 via Search & Destroy/Spinefarm.

The band has shared two brand new songs from the album — the title track, which is also a video, and "Anger Left Behind."

In Our Wake video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qv8u07pcGo

"With this music video, we wanted our long time director friend Sean Stiegemeier and have him come up with something completely unlike anything we've done before," states bassist Porter McKnight, offering some insight into the visual. "We wanted to leave the viewer with a feeling of 'What the fuck did I just watch!?' and then play it again to deduce what went down.

"Most of our videos have been story-based or life-based. But with this, we just wanted the subtle thread of humanity's growth and decline. It starts with water, then earth, nature, city scapes, then slowly decaying humanity. We have a choice as a species to start giving a shit about ourselves and the world around us, and what we choose to make of this life."

Pre-order 'In Our Wake' here: https://atreyu.lnk.to/InOurWake

Following a two-year tour cycle for 2015's Long Live, Atreyu regrouped in Southern California and started sharing ideas for what would become offering number seven. Ceremoniously, they all agreed it would be the right time to reunite with producer John Feldmann who famously helmed Lead Sails and Paper Anchor.

In Our Wake sees Atreyu once again evolving. The first single and title track hinges on a slow burning, but bombastic percussive buildup before charging ahead with an undeniable chant and fiery fretwork.
"It's a deep one," says singer Alex Varkatzas"We looked up to Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, and their deaths were fresh during the writing process. It made us think of what we'll leave in our wake. We have a choice to change the lives of others for the better."

"The album title In Our Wake comes from the idea that everyday we humans have two roads we can go down," furthers McKnight about the deeper meaning rooted within the album. "Do you choose to inspire, uplift, and enhance each others lives? Or do you prefer to belittle, shit talk, and tear down each other down? With each choice made you leave a ripple that reflects across your community, then onto your city, to your nation, and eventually all across the globe. Who do you leave in your wake?"

 Black Honey Announce In-store Shows.

Black HoneyFriday 24th August 2018
Black Honey– the UK's fastest rising band – have today shared their biggest single to date. 'Midnight'is out now and its coming straight for your heart. 

 Last month, Black Honey announced their highly anticipated debut album which has been 3 years in the making. Sitting right at the heart of their self-professed 'Frankenstein's Monster' of an album is new single 'Midnight' – an unashamed disco-pop Trojan horse that could only have been created by Black Honey. Fully-loaded with their signature drama and a juggernaut top line, 'Midnight' is available to stream HERE

Bursting out of the ether in 2014 with their squalling guitars, vivid colours and cinematic vignettes, there's no other British band out there quite like Black Honey. Having spent the last four years perfecting the indie game, everything you think you know about them and their unique surrealist world is about to be wonderfully shaken up as they prepare to release their hugely anticipated debut album.  With contradiction at every turn, it's an album that celebrates being human, in all its different forms and by doing so, will touch the hearts of everyone that hears it.

We've already heard 'Bad Friends' earlier this year, but with the exception of 2016's 'Hello, Today' (the track that saw the band become a household name at Radio 1), and the 2017 closer 'Dig', the album is made up of entirely new music with 9 brand new songs on offer. Album opener 'I Only Hurt The Ones I Love' – which you can listen to now – is a fascinating Garbage-flavoured meander that sets the tone for the record brilliantly. From there, there's stone cold classic 'Wasting Time', Lana Del Ray nodding slow-burner 'Blue Romance' and now 'Midnight' steps up to the mark. Across the entirety of the record, you can always feel the bare bones of front lady Izzy B Phillips diary scribbles are just around the corner as the varying tracks switch between chart-headed bangers and scuzzy, industrial David Lynch inspired strangeness. 

It's the weird and wonderful mind of Philips - her lovable but villainous, Milky-Bar-kid-meets-Debbie Harry persona – that you find very much at the heart of 'Black Honey'.  An open sufferer of both dyslexia and ADHD, she's a huge advocate for self-expression without limit and has relied hugely on her band – Tom Dewhurst (drums), Tom Taylor (bass) and Chris Ostler (guitar) – to channel everything that comes from her obsessive and dizzyingly creative head and bottle it into music. The album as a result is ultimately a collage of chaos, shot straight at the heart – honest, inspiring and deeply infectious. 

With their album finally finished, and never a band to shy away from life on the road, Black Honey have spent the summer playing shows. With festival slots at 2000 trees, Neighbourhood Weekender, Kendall Calling, Tramlines, TRUCK, Finsbury Park with Queens Of The Stone Age and Latitude already under their belts, they're now looking ahead to RIZE, Bestival and Electric Fields. All in preparation for their very own UK headline tour in October which will see them headline their biggest venues across the country yet. From there, Europe beckons too.  See full dates HERE.

Listen to 'Midnight' HERE
Pre-order 'Black Honey' HERE

UK festival dates: 
04/08 – Bestival, Dorset  
18/08 – RIZE Festival, Chelmsford 
30/08-01/09 Electric Fields, Dumfries
31/08-02/09 Bingley Music Live, Bingley 

October UK headline tour: 
13/10 Thekla – Bristol
14/10 Concorde 2 – Brighton 
15/10 Academy 2 – Birmingham
16/10 Norwich Arts Centre – Norwich
18/10 Church – Leeds 
19/10 Riverside – Newcastle
20/10 Stereo – Glasgow
21/10 Academy 2 – Manchester 
23/10 Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
24/10 Electric Ballroom – London 

 Ghost Release New Single.

GhostFriday 24th August 2018
With 15-million streams worldwide, "Dance Macabre" is already one of the most popular tracks from Prequelle, the new album from Grammy Award-winning Swedish rock band Ghost.  Today, "Dance Macabre" is reborn with a provocative remix by the eclectic and mysterious French synthwave band Carpenter Brut.  You can check out the track and its companion animated visual here.  

"I've been a big fan of Ghost since their beginning," said Carpenter Brut, "and when I had the opportunity to open for the band in 2016, I was super excited.  Last April, I received an email from Tobias himself asking if I would remix 'Dance Macabre,' and of course I accepted.  I wanted to bring a funky and disco touch, not just confine myself to the pure synthwave style that would have been expected, but to make this remix a disco rock song and bring out the pop side of the band that is always underlying in their music."                                            

The Carpenter Brut remix crosses Ghost into the realm of dance music by injecting an infectious energy into a song that stays true to the album's overall theme of The Black Plague that took place in 14th century Europe.  The Plague spread rapidly, killing people within days of being infected.  At the time, local inns, taverns and brothels thrived as the populace knew there was no tomorrow, so they danced and partied, celebrating the End of Days.

Tobias Forge, Ghost's mastermind, is a long-time Carpenter Brut fan, having invited them to fill the support spot on Ghost's Fall 2016 tour.  Forge always felt that "Dance Macabre" was a song he wanted to do a remix of and Carpenter Brut was his first choice. 

The "Dance Macabre" Carpenter Brut remix comes on the heels of Ghost's record-setting run at U.S. Rock Radio where "Rats," the lead single from Prequelle, has just completed its ninth consecutive week at Number One, the longest-running track to top that chart this year.   

Ghost will headline a sold-out concert on September 9 at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall, certainly on every musician's bucket list.   The band will then set off on its "A Pale Tour Named Death" Fall North American tour that starts in Dallas, TX on October 25.  The North American trek includes two headline arena shows, The Forum in Los Angeles, and New York City's Barclays Center.  The complete itinerary is as follows:
September
9Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

October
25   The Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX
26Cox Business Center Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
29Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY
30Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
31Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

November
 1Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
 2Peoria Civic Center - Theatre, Peoria, IL
 3The Sylvee, Madison, WI
 4Stephens Auditorium, Ames, IA
 6Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, NE
 8Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM
 9Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso, TX
10Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
12Spreckels Theatre, San Diego, CA
13Community Center Theatre, Sacramento, CA
15City National Civic Center, San Jose, CA
16The forum, Los Angeles, CA
17The Joint @ the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
19Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, Midland, TX
20Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX
21Orpheum Theatre, New Orleans, LA
23Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Walt Disney Theatre, Orlando, FL
24The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach, FL
25Ruth Eckert Hall, Clearwater, FL
27North Charleston Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, SC
29Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL
30Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA

December
 1Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL
 2Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
 4Dominion Energy Center, Richmond, VA
 5F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, PA
 7Place Bell, Laval, QC Canada (Montreal)
 8Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON 
10The Hippodrome, Baltimore, MD
11Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA (Philly)
13Palace Theater, Albany, NY
14Wang Theatre, Boston, MA
15Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

 Dinosaur Pile-Up Announce UK Tour.

Dinosaur Pile-UpFriday 24th August 2018
Set for the Main Stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals this weekend, Dinosaur Pile-Up have just announced their biggest UK headline tour to date. Following their recent SOLD OUT UK headline tour, the run of seven dates kicks off on 23rd November culminating with a show at London's Electric Ballroom on 1st December. Tickets go on sale Tuesday 28th August at 10am.

The trio have recently been holed up in the studio so stay tuned on the new music front.  Frontman Matt Bigland says "We're all super excited to get on the road in November and maybe even play some new stuff. We've been waiting! And our U.K. fans are so great to us so it's gonna be a party."

New music may have been some time in the making but Dinosaur Pile-Up have been busy tearing up stages worldwide. They recently completed a co-headline tour of the US with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (not to mention support slots with Weezer, Royal Blood, Deaf Havana and Basement) and they've been to far flung cities in the likes of Japan and India. 

November 2018
23 Leeds Church
24 Glasgow Cathouse
27 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
28 Cardiff Globe
29 Bristol Fleece
30 Manchester Academy 3
December 2018
01 London Electric Ballroom

 Bring Me The Horizon Announce Massive UK And European Tour.

Bring Me The HorizonThursday 23rd August 2018
Sheffield based, multi-platinum selling Bring Me The Horizon are set to release a new album entitled amo via RCA/Sony on 11th January 2019.  Debut track, Mantra, was Annie Mac's Hottest Record on Radio 1 last night.

To tie in with this announcement tickets for a world tour go on sale Friday, 31st August here.  A run of special UK shows kick off in November and include a two-night stint at Alexandra Palace, they last played this London venue in 2014.

Bring Me The Horizon have been on a rocket of a journey over the last few years, selling over 2 Million albums globally to date, playing sell out shows in over 40 countries, including two sold out nights at London's O2 plus wowing a traditionally non rock crowd at Glastonbury Festival in 2016.

Poised now to release their sixth studio album, the band have spent the summer writing and recording in Los Angeles, with Oli Sykes and Jordan FIsh handling production. What has transpired is one of their most exhilarating, genre crossing albums to date. 

Oli adds "amo is a love album that explores every aspect of that most powerful emotion. It deals with the good the bad and the ugly, and as a result we've created an album that's more experimental, more varied, weird, and wonderful than anything we've done before."

Whilst amo will have some surprises, it very much sticks to the bands successful fan pleasing formula of massive stadium bouncing rocks songs with huge singalong choruses. A sound that has earnt them five A list Radio 1 records to date.

WORLD TOUR - NOVEMBER
5Th – Schleyer-halle, Stuttgart
6th – Sporthalle, Hamburg
8th – Ufo Im Velodrome, Berlin
9th – Messe, Chemnitz
10th – Stadthalle, Vienna
12th – Samsung Hall, Zurich
13th – Forum, Milan
14th  – Zenith, Munich
16th - Lotto, Antwerp
17th  – Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt
18th – Mitsubishi Electric Hall, Dusseldorf
20th  – AFAS Live , Amsterdam
21st – Le Zenith, Paris
23rd – Birmingham Arena, Birmingham
24th  – First Direct Arena, Leeds
25th  – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
27th  – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
29th  – Alexandra Palace, London
30th  – Alexandra Palace, London
 
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF IN JANUARY 2019
AUSTRALIAN DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

 Babymetal Release New Live Video.

Baby MetalThursday 23rd August 2018
“LEGEND - S - BAPTISM XX -” includes BABYMETAL’s two-day performance which took place at the Hiroshima Green Arena on December 2nd and December 3rd, 2017. This concert was the first head line show for BABYMETAL to perform in Hiroshima, which is the vocalist, SU-METAL’s birthplace and a special concert to celebrate SU-METAL’s 20th birthday.

This new digital live video includes all 16 songs including their new song “IN THE NAME OF”.

Product Information
BABYMETAL
New Digital Live Video
LEGEND - S - BAPTISM XX -
2018/8/24 available for download
Approx. 105min

Song List
1. IN THE NAME OF
2. Ijime, Dame, Zettai
3. Gimme Chocolate!!
4. Doki Doki ☆ Morning
5. Akatsuki
6. GJ!
7. Syncopation
8. META TARO
9. No Rain, No Rainbow
10. Song 4
11. Megitsune
12. KARATE
13. Road of Resistance
14. Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!
15. BABYMETAL DEATH
16. THE ONE - English ver. -

 Waterparks Release Music Video Ahead Of Reading And Leeds Festival Apperance.

WaterparksThursday 23rd August 2018
God's Favourite Boyband', Waterparks, have shared the new music video for 'Peach (Lobotomy)' from their album Entertainment, released earlier this year through Easy Life Records. The video features footage from the final US Vans Warped Tour, where the band spent the entire summer headlining the main stage. Watch the video for 'Peach (Lobotomy)'  here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukdlt9ZS3VQ

Waterparks appear this coming weekend on the main stages at Reading and Leeds.

 Anti-Flag To Release Acoustic Album.

Anti-FlagThursday 23rd August 2018
Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag have released their new music video for "American Attraction". The song comes off of their recently announced album American Reckoning, set to be released on Spinefarm Records on September 28th. The album features acoustic versions of songs from their past two albums, as well as covers of songs that inspired them. The video was filmed in the band's hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, and directed by Josh Massie and Anti-Flag. Pre-orders for American Reckoning are available via Spinefarm Records.

Watch Anti-Flag's video for "American Attraction".

American Reckoning, the new acoustic album from Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag, strips down some of the band’s latest hits to get to the heart of the message. The album features acoustic versions of songs off of their last two albums, American Spring (2015) and American Fall (2017), as well as covers of some of the classics that inspired them. By arranging these songs together, American Reckoning functions as an account of one of the country’s most tumultuous political times told by some of music’s sharpest political minds.

The American series, all released on Spinefarm Records, showcases why Anti-Flag is recognized as a staple in punk rock. Known for their left-wing politics, focusing on anti-war activism, imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various sociopolitical sentiments, Anti-Flag have proven themselves as both dedicated activists and accomplished musicians since forming in 1993. Decades of strong political ideals and rousing punk rock songs have allowed the band to assemble a devoted fan base of likeminded individuals all across the world. A quote from the band on their new album can be found below. 

"When you’re a band that has been together as long as Anti-Flag has you take nothing for granted. We have far exceeded any personal expectations we have had for the band, our art and the reach that it has had. This chapter of our band started with the hope of American Spring, the anger of American Fall and comes to cessation with American Reckoning... 

This piece focuses on songs from both records (Spring/Fall) that we felt maintain their relevance, even in the distraction politic Donald Trump America, where issues and truth are distorted in a seconds time. We also wanted to provide insight into our influences that lead us to write the records, that’s where the covers come in. They are songs that people may not expect to be influential to Anti-Flag records but either in their messaging or sonics they were tremendously impactful to us as individuals and hence the song writing process. 

We can not be knee jerk reactionary to a president that uses corporate media to endlessly lie, we created statements and art that we feel directly combat these tactics, American Reckoning has allowed us to revisit some of those previous statements and shine new light on them." - Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag have recently announced a UK tour this fall with Cancer Bats and Worriers. Lineups and other information for the fest can be found below, along with a full list of UK/EU tour dates.

American Reckoning was recorded in Pittsburgh, PA, and mixed and mastered by long time Anti-Flag engineer Justin Francis. The album's artwork was designed by Doug Dean, who also did the artwork for both American Spring and American Fall.

American Reckoning Track Listing
1. The Debate Is Over (If You Want It)
2. Trouble Follows Me
3. American Attraction
4. When The Wall Falls
5. Racists
6. Set Yourself On Fire
7. Brandenburg Gate
8. Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon cover)
9. For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover)
10. Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)
 
UK Tour Dates:

10/30 - Birmingham, UK - Asylum#
10/31 - Bristol, UK - SWX#
11/1 - London, UK - Heaven#
11/2 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2#
11/3 - Glasgow, UK - Garage#
11/5 - Belfast, UK - Foundry#
11/6 - Dublin, IE - Whelan's#

# = w/ Cancer Bats,Worriers

 You Me At Six Release New Song 'Back Again'.

You Me At SixThursday 23rd August 2018
You Me At Six today continue their emphatic return with the release of their brand new single 'Back Again', launching as Annie Mac's 'Hottest Record' on BBC Radio 1. The track is taken from their new sixth studio album VI, out October 5th via AWAL, releasing under their new Underdog Records imprint. Listen HERE.

As demonstrated with previous tracks 'IOU', and '3AM', You Me At Six are on a roll, showcasing multi-dimensions to the band's evolution. 'Back Again' is no exception, with the 5-piece exhibiting their versatility once more, replacing what was once distortion and big rock riffs, for indie-pop prowess, resulting in what is set to be one of this summer's break out anthems.

On the sounds and themes to their new single, frontman Josh Franceschi comments; "Back Again is quite a departure for us sonically. We took some risks, we wanted to soundtrack people's weekends. It's a song, lyrically, about recovery, but not from vices. From feeling lost within yourself. Feeling back, your friends & family feeling like they got their person back from adversity"

The band have notched up a list of considerable achievements since forming in 2004 as teenagers in Weybridge, Surrey, including four UK Gold Records, four Top 10 albums in the UK including Number 1 album Cavalier Youth, three sold out arena shows, sold out UK headline arena tours, an unparalleled 15 consecutive A-List singles on BBC Radio One, multiple sold-out US headline tours and a Number 1 rock song in UK & Australia and Top 5 Rock Radio track in North America in 'Room To Breathe'.

You Me At Six have also set out their plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album 'Take Off Your Colours'. Due to phenomenal demand, the band have added seven additional dates to the initial three that sold out in just twenty minutes. These special one-off events will see the acclaimed five piece play their seminal genre-classic 'Take Off Your Colours' in its entirety. Alongside the anniversary shows, the band are playing five UK headline shows.

After selling over 76,000 tickets across the UK last year, You Me At Six are undoubted Heavyweights. Their phenomenal live career speaks for itself, having sold out arena tours in the UK, headlining both the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds in 2017 and the second stage at Download Festival this year. These upcoming sold-out shows gives You Me At Six the chance to road test their explosive new show, creating a new batch of future live classics for fans in the process.

With 'VI', You Me At Six are stepping out of their comfort zone and are about to change the way you think about them. Prepare to have your expectations shifted as 2018 marks a brand new chapter for one of the UK's biggest guitar bands.

UK TOUR DATES
Nov 21st
- Leeds, O2 Academy (TOYC)
Nov 22nd - Birmingham, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Nov 23rd - Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (SOLD OUT)
Nov 24th - Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Nov 26th - Newcastle, O2 Academy (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Nov 27th - Glasgow, Barrowland (SOLD OUT)
Nov 28th - Glasgow, Barrowland (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Nov 30th - London, O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)
Dec 1st - Cardiff, University Great Hall (SOLD OUT)
Dec 2nd - London, O2 Academy Brixton (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Dec 3rd - London, O2 Academy Brixton (TOYC)
Dec 6th - Bournemouth, O2 Academy (TOYC)
Dec 7th - Sheffield, O2 Academy (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Dec 8th - Norwich, UEA (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Dec 9th - Nottingham, Rock City (TOYC - SOLD OUT)

 The Story So Far Announce New Album 'Proper Dose'.

The Story So FarThursday 23rd August 2018
Pure Noise Records and West Coast rock band The Story So Far have announced the band's forthcoming album, Proper Dose. Out on Friday, September 21 (pre-order), the album delivers a powerful, 11-song statement of purpose. TSSF revealed their lead single, "Let It Go," a few weeks back, and today they're sharing another song from the album, "Upside Down." The track swings into an atmospheric direction with layers of upbeat harmonies over contemplative lyrics. "Upside Down" is now available to stream everywhere.  You'll be able to catch their dynamic live show both in Europe and North America this fall. A full listing of dates can be found below, and more information can be found on the band's official website HERE

At its core, Proper Doseis about finding balance between the person you were and the person you wish to be, and it shows the band working to bridge that gap. It's a brave record, the kind that sees The Story So Far showing their fans just how far they've come and inviting them to go on the journey with them. 
TRACK LISTING 
PROPER DOSE
KEEP THIS UP
OUT OF IT
TAKE ME AS YOU PLEASE
LET IT GO
UPSIDE DOWN
IF I FALL
NEED TO KNOW
LINE
GROWING ON YOU
LIGHT YEAR

THE STORY SO FAR // EU & UK TOUR DATES
Mon 24th September Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
Tue 25th September Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Wed 26th September Knust, Hamburg, Germany
Fri 28th September Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany
Sat 29th September Hansa 39, Munich, Germany
Sun 30th September Universum, Stuttgart, Germany
Tue 2nd October Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wed 3rd October Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
Fri 5th October SWX, Bristol, England
Sat 6th October O2 Forum, London, England
Sun 7th October O2 Institute, Birmingham, England
Tue 9th October Beckett SU, Leeds, England
Wed 10th October Garage, Glasgow, Scotland
Thu 11th October Riverside, Newcastle, England
Fri 12th October O2 Ritz, Manchester, England
Sat 13th October Engine Rooms, Southampton, England 

Tickets on sale now

PRE-ORDER The Story So Far - Proper Dose HERE

 Coheed And Cambria Unleash New Song.

Coheed And CambriaFriday 17th August 2018
Roadrunner Records group Coheed and Cambria have unveiled a third new track from their highly anticipated new LP, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES. “The Gutter,” an explosive six-minute operatic rock jam, is streaming today alongside an exclusive interview with frontman Claudio Sanchez at Rolling Stone HERETHE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES arrives worldwide on Friday, October 5th.

Coheed and Cambria’s new studio album THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES is available for pre-order HERE, with all orders receiving instant grat downloads of “The Gutter” alongside the recently released new tracks, “Unheavenly Creatures” and “The Dark Sentencer.” In addition, a limited vinyl edition of the LP entitled “THE UNHEAVENLY COLORWAY’ will be available for pre-order beginning August 20th exclusively via www.coheedandcambria.com. The vinyl package will be available in three colours, with each colour representing a different character in THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES concept arc.

Pre-orders are also currently underway for the deeply immersive VAXIS – ACT I: THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES – LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOX SET, which includes an exclusive 88-page hardcover illustrated sci-fi novel with strikingly realistic colour imagery by Chase Stone, as well as the complete Act 1 novella written by frontman Claudio Sanchez and his wife, Chondra Echert. The box set also houses a fully wearable hard-plastic mask of the main character in THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES, a CD of the album, as well as the exclusive bonus album, The Crown Heights Demos, showing the songs in their original written form. Additional items include a three-panel fold-out poster of expanded album cover art and the Unheavenly Creatures Black Card which will allow all card holders early access to tickets and early entry to Coheed and Cambria headline dates. For more information on VAXIS – ACT I: THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES – LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOX SET, please visit coheedandcambria.com.

Boasting 15 songs over 78 minutes, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES marks Coheed and Cambria’s furious return to concept albums, the ‘First Act’ in a brand-new story arc set within the backdrop of The Amory Wars universe. The LP was heralded earlier this summer with the arrival of its title track, “Unheavenly Creatures,” joined by an official video, streaming at the band’s official website HERE. Directed by P.R. Brown, “Unheavenly Creatures” takes us inside the story's opening chapters where we see two captured criminals (Creature and Colossus) being walked through a ship on their way towards judgement for committed against society, and perhaps, one another. The video premiered via an exclusive interview with Sanchez at Marvel.com; Sanchez also joined Marvel’s weekly podcast, “This Week In Marvel,” for an extended discussion of THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES and much more, streaming HERE.

Coheed and Cambria made their long-awaited return this spring with the arrival of “The Dark Sentencer,” the first new music to be released by the band since their acclaimed 2015 LP, The Color Before The Sun. Leaked to fans by Sanchez along with the opening paragraphs from the album’s aforementioned novella, the 10-minute prog manifesto made global impact with Revolver declaring, “The soaring song with its rolling guitar riff could soundtrack the montage to any intergalactic underdog story.”

Coheed and Cambria have announced a headline UK tour this October, with Californian progressive group, Chon, as special guests. Tickets are on sale now and VIP packages can be purchased at coheedandcambria.com.

UK dates for The Unheavenly Tour are as follows:
Tue 9th Oct - CARDIFF Y-Plas
Wed 10th Oct - GLASGOW ABC
Fri 12th Oct - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Sat 13th Oct - MANCHESTER Academy
Sun 14th Oct - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Tue 16th Oct - LONDON Roundhouse

Comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals / Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums), and Zach Cooper (Bass), Coheed and Cambria has gripped listeners and media with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery.  

THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES
TRACK LISTING

01. Prologue
02. The Dark Sentencer
03. Unheavenly Creatures
04. Toys
05. Black Sunday
06. Queen Of The dark
07. True Ugly
08. Love Protocol
09. The Pavilion (A Long Way Back)
10. Night-Time Walkers
11. The Gutter
12. All On Fire
13. It Walks Among US
14. Old Flames
15. Lucky Stars

 John Carpenter Announces Halloween OST To Coincide With New Movie.

HalloweenFriday 17th August 2018
he Master of Horror, John Carpenter, has announced the impending release of the original soundtrack album for 'Halloween'—in which Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. The album arrives on October 19 from Sacred Bones, the same day that the new David Gordon Green-directed film is released in theaters.

'Halloween' is the first film in the canon to have Carpenter involved since 1982's 'Halloween III'. He serves as an executive producer, creative consultant, and, thrillingly, as a soundtrack composer—alongside his collaborators from his three recent solo albums, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies.

The new soundtrack pays homage to the classic 'Halloween' score that Carpenter composed and recorded in 1978, when he forever changed the course of horror cinema and synthesizer music with his low-budget masterpiece. Several new versions of the iconic main theme serve as the pulse of Green's film, its familiar 5/4 refrain stabbing through the soundtrack like the Shape's knife. The rest of the soundtrack is equally enthralling, incorporating everything from atmospheric synth whooshes to eerie piano-driven pieces to skittering electronic percussion. While the new score was made with a few more resources than Carpenter's famously shoestring original, its musical spirit was preserved: "We wanted to honour the original Halloween soundtrack in terms of the sounds we used," Davies explained. "We used a lot of the Dave Smith OB-6, bowed guitar, Roland Juno, Korg, Roli, Moog, Roland System 1, Roland System 8, different guitar pedals, mellotron, and piano."

Unlike the two 'Lost Themes' albums, 'Halloween' saw the Carpenters and Davies collaborating on music set to images for the first time. Though it marked a significant change from their previous creative process, the trio thrived under the constraints and tight deadlines that film scoring work demands.

For Carpenter, who reunited on the new film with original 'Halloween' star Jamie Lee Curtis, composing the score felt like a homecoming. "It was great," Carpenter said of the experience. "It was transforming. It was not a movie I directed, so I had a lot of freedom in creating the score and getting into the director's head. I was proud to serve David Gordon Green's vision."

The band will embark on a European tour in support of the new soundtrack and other recent releases this October. For the live shows Carpenter is joined by a stellar band, comprised of his son Cody Carpenter on synthesizer, his godson Daniel Davies on guitar, John Spiker on bass, John Konesky on guitar, and Scott Seiver on drums.

In addition to CD, black LP and digital version, 'Halloween' will be available on the following limited edition colour vinyl formats:
• Clear Vinyl with "Orange Pumpkin" Inset "Art Edition" - Sacred Bones Mail-order
• Red and Black Splatter "Art Edition" - John Carpenter Tour
• "Pumpkin Orange" Vinyl - US Indie Shops
• "Bloody Knife" Vinyl - UK Indie Shops
• Orange and White Starburst Vinyl - Newbury Comics
• "Dirty Bloody Mask" Vinyl - FYE
• Orange and Black Starburst Vinyl - Rough Trade
• "Michael Myers" vinyl (Mask White, Jumpsuit Blue, and Blood Red Swirl) - Waxwork Variant
• Half Black/Half Orange Vinyl - Rocket (Australia) Exclusive
• "Bloody Pumpkin" Vinyl - Books-a-Million
Pre-order from Sacred Bones here: http://sacredbonesrecords.com/products/sbr213-john-carpenter-halloween

John Carpenter tour dates:
Oct 10: Amsterdam, NL @ Tivolivredenburg Grote Zaal

Oct 11: Paris, FR @ Salle Pleye
Oct 13: Barcelona, ES @ Auditorium Sitges
Oct 14: La Rochelle, FR @ La Sirene

Oct 16: London, UK @ Eventim Apollo

Oct 18: Newcastle, UK @ Tyne Theatre

Oct 19: Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
Oct 21: Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall

Oct 31: Los Angeles, US @ Palladium



 Sick Of It All Announce New Album 'Wake The Sleeping Dragon!'.

Sick Of It AllFriday 17th August 2018
SICK OF IT ALL are pleased to announce their upcoming album, entitled ”Wake The Sleeping Dragon!“, is scheduled for release on 02 November 2018.
Working with friends is one of the key factors that are very important to SICK OF IT ALL, so asking Ernie Parada for the striking front cover was an obvious choice: “There is no reason to burn bridges in this business”, says drummer Armand Majidi . “Our history with Ernie Parada goes back to the late eighties, so working with him, there is a kinship that makes things easier to communicate.” 

Singer Lou Koller and Parada came up with the idea of doing monster-movie styled art as the cover. “The dragon climbing the Empire State was a concept I always wanted to see brought to life, so the two ideas were destined to come together this way.”

SICK OF IT ALL and Tue Madsen, who mixed and mastered “Wake The Sleeping Dragon!”, have maintained a long-lasting relationship based on understanding, friendship and most importantly, good results - three factors any band would be very happy with.  The Jerry Farley also became a very important part of the creation of this album. After working with him at Nova Studios on Staten Island, New York, they went for a closer approach on this album: “This is the first time we've ever had a producer involved from start to finish, including the song-writing process.  His objective viewpoints helped settle a lot of little issues that could have easily become stumbling blocks, and the songs themselves ended up benefitting from them.”
Keep your eyes and ears open for a new song soon.

While the band is currently playing summer festivals such as Summer Breeze, Reload or Summer Blast, they have already lined up more shows in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy in November, as well as co-headlining the Persistence Tour 2019.

Summer 2018:
17.08.18 (DE) Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze 
18.08.18 (DE) Trier - Summer Blast
19.08.18 (DE) Rostock - MAU Club
21.08.18 (PL) Poznan - Klub U Bazyla
22.08.18 (DE) Magdeburg - Factory
23.08.18 (DE) Lindau - Club Vaudeville
24.08.18 (DE) Wörrstadt - Neuborn Open Air
25.08.18 (DE) Sulingen - Reload Festival
26.08.18 (NL) Amsterdam - Melkweg
Headlining Show:
10.11.18 (FR) Issy les Moulineaux - le Réacteur 
11.11.18 (FR) Mulhouse - Noumatrouff
13.11.18 (FR) Montpellier - Secret Place 
14.11.18 (FR) Biarritz - Atabal
15.11.18 (FR) Limoges - CCM John Lennon
16.11.18 (FR) Durtal - Durtal - l'Odyssée 
17.11.18 (FR) St Brieuc - Streetpunk Ink Mas Party
18.11.18 (FR) Le Havre - Le Tetris
20.11.18 (ES) Victoria - Sala Jimmy Jazz
21.11.18 (ES) A Coruna - Playa Club 
22.11.18 (ES) Sevilla - Sala Custom 
23.11.18 (PT) Lisbon - Tattoo Convention 
24.11.18 (ES) Madrid - Sala Copérnico / Sala Carcacol
25.11.18 (ES) Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz 
27.11.18 (IT) Seregno (MI) - Hot Factory 
28.11.18 (IT) Rome - Traffic Live Club 
29.11.18 (IT) Bologna - Freak Out Club
PERSISTENCE TOUR 2019 - SICK OF IT ALL with IGNITE, Municipal Waste, Walls Of Jericho, Booze And Glory, Take Offense
17.01.19 (DE) Berlin - Astra
18.01.19 (DE) Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit 36
19.01.19 (DE) Dresden - Kraftwerk Mitte
20.01.19 (CZ) Brno - Sono Music Club
21.01.19 (DE) Munich - Backstage Werk
22.01.19 (DE) Lindau - Inselhalle
23.01.19 (CH) Lausanne - Les Docks
24.01.19 (DE) Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
25.01.19 (BE) Deinze - De Brielpoort
26.01.19 (DE) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
27.01.19 (UK) London - O2 Forum Kentish Town

 Thy Art Is Murder To Support Parkway Drive On UK And European Tour.

Thy Art Is MurderFriday 17th August 2018
Aussie death dealers Thy Art Is Murder have this morning been confirmed as support for Parkway Drive's huge ‘Reverence’ EU/UK 2019 Tour alongside metalcore legends Killswitch Engage. This devastating package is set to smash it's way across eighteen cities in the UK and mainland Europe throughout January and February 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

»Reverence« - EU/UK 2019
w/ PARKWAY DRIVE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

25.01.    D            Hamburg - Sporthalle
26.01.    D            Leipzig - Arena
27.01.    D            Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle
29.01.    UK          Manchester - O2 Apollo
31.01.    UK          Nottingham - Motorpoint Arena
01.02.    UK          Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena
02.02.    UK          London - Alexandra Palace

04.02.    F             Paris - Olympia
05.02.    B             Brussels - Forest National
06.02.    NL           Amsterdam - AFAS Live
08.02.    D             Cologne - Palladium
09.02.    D             Cologne - Palladium
11.02.    D             Stuttgart - Schleyer-Halle
12.02.    CH           Zurich - Halle 622
13.02.    I              Milan - Alcatraz
15.02.    D             Munich - Zenith
17.02.    A             Vienna - Gasometer
18.02.    CZ           Prague - Forum Karlín

 Tonight Alive Announce Special Acoustic Shows.

Tonight AliveFriday 17th August 2018
Australian 4 piece TONIGHT ALIVE can now announce some incredibly special, 10 year anniversary shows for the UK in November. The band will be back playing fully electric 'Underworld' shows (their most recent album, out through Hopeless Records) across the country, as well as some incredibly intimate acoustic shows, fully celebrating their 10 years as a band, and their full back catalogue.

More from vocalist and song writer, Jenna McDougall: - "We're so excited to announce we are returning to the UK to celebrate our 10 year anniversary! From the very beginning the UK has offered us an incredible amount of support and has been host to some of our most memorable shows. The tour we are bringing this November has two elements; a live concert showcasing more of Underworld than ever before and in select cities a second, 10 year anniversary acoustic show where we will be playing a fan voted setlist spanning our entire discography. We can't wait to see what fans pick and experience this co-creation with you!"

Dates are below. All dates are regular full shows except the starred dates, which are 10 year anniversary special acoustic performances;
 
November
8th – Glasgow Oran Mor
9th – Newcastle Northumbria Institute
10th – York Fibbers
12th – Birmingham O2 Institute 2
13th – Manchester Club Academy
14th – Manchester Club Academy*
15th – Birmingham O2 Institute 2*
17th – London Islington Academy
18th – London Bush Hall*
20th – Eindhoven Dynamo
21st – Eindhoven Dynamo*

 

 Glassjaw Release Video For 'My Conscience Weighs A Ton'.

GlassjawFriday 17th August 2018
New York post-hardcore band Glassjaw have released a brand new video for their track "My Conscience Weighs A Ton" taken from their acclaimed new album " Material Control.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWDRSevC7wI

Glassjaw return to the UK this weekend at the following shows:

August

17th Arctangent Festival, Bristol
18th London, O2 Academy Brixton

Be sure to get your tickets!

 As It Is Announce December Acoustic Show.

As It IsFriday 17th August 2018
As It Is, who are on course for their highest UK Official Album Chart entry to date with new album 'The Great Depression'have announced a special one-off acoustic performance at Kingston's All Saints Church on December 4th, following their forthcoming UK headline tour.

Speaking of the show, guitarist Benjamin Langford-Biss says, "Banquet shows are always very special. I've been personally going to their shows for close to 10 years now. Whether it's acoustic in-stores or two sweaty intimate Fighting Cocks shows in a day, every single one we've done means a lot to us and marks each of our releases. This time around we're doing something a little different, playing a full band acoustic set in All Saints Church. With The Great Depression being a much more sonically expansive record than we've ever done we're excited to re-imagine these songs in a quiet intimate context (and maybe you'll even hear a taste of these versions beforehand... ) . This will be our final show of the whirlwind that's been 2018 and we hope you come and celebrate the best year this bands ever experienced with us."

Tickets for the show are available at: 
https://www.banquetrecords.com/as-it-is/all-saints-church/AII041218

THE GREAT DEPRESSION
UK HEADLINE SHOWS


November
25: BRISTOL Thekla
26: EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms
28: MANCHESTER o2 Ritz
29: BIRMINGHAM o2 Institute

December
01: LONDON o2 Forum Kentish Town

 Richard Ashcroft Announces New Album 'Natural Rebel'.

Richard AshcroftWednesday 15th August 2018
Richard Ashcroftis set to return with the October 19threlease of his fifth solo studio album 'Natural Rebel'. The album will be released on his own RPAlabel and will be his first released via BMG.

'Natural Rebel' represents the latest chapter in a hugely successful solo career for the former Verve frontman andIvor Novellowinner. It follows 'Alone With Everybody'(#1,2000), 'Human Conditions'(#32002), 'Keys to the World'(#2,2006) and 'These People'(#32016).  

Featuring ten new songs, all of which were written by Ashcroft'Natural Rebel'was produced by the singer-songwriter alongside Jon Kelly (Paul McCartneyKate Bush) and Emre Ramazanoglu(Bobby Gillespie, Jarvis Cocker). The majority of its recording took place at State of the Ark Studiosin Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker,Tileyard Studiosand Hoxa HQ

'Natural Rebel'is now available to pre-order from  https://RA.lnk.to/NaturalRebelPR
on 180 gram vinyl, CD and cassette. A limited edition clear orange vinyl in a gatefold sleeve is available to pre-order from HMVand select independent stores. Finally, RichardAshcroft'sofficial store offers exclusive bundles which include signed formats, a limited edition clear blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, and highly collectible signed test pressings.

Richard Ashcroft'swill play some intimate shows this winter in support of 'Natural Rebel',includingGlasgow, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, Manchester & London. Full tour details are below...

Pre-order'Natural Rebel'from this store for exclusive UK tour ticket pre-sale access. Ticket pre-sale begins 09:00 GMTon 20thAugust 2018. Order before 09:00 GMT on 22ndAugust 2018. Pre-ordering provides access to the pre-sale and is not a guarantee of tickets. General sale tickets available 09:00 on 22ndAugust 2018.

In addition, Ashcroftwill play as special guest to Liam Gallagherat Lancashire County Cricket Clubthis Saturday,August 18th, as well as the Hampshireleg of Carfest in benefit of BBC Children in Needon August 25th.

The tracklisting for 'Natural Rebel'is:

  1. 'All My Dreams'
  2. 'Birds Fly'
  3. 'Surprised By The Joy'
  4. 'That's How Strong'
  5. 'Born To Be Strangers'
  6. 'That's When I Feel It'
  7. 'We All Bleed'
  8. 'A Man in Motion'
  9. 'Streets of Amsterdam'
  10. 'Money Money'


 
UK Tour Dates;
Friday October 26th– Glasgow Barrowlands
Sunday October 28th– Middlesborough Town Hall
Monday October 29th– Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday October 31stManchester Albert Hall
Friday November 2nd– Kentish Town Forum

 Limbs Release Video For 'Father's Son'.

LimbsWednesday 15th August 2018
Post-hardcore quintet LIMBS have released a brand new performance video for their song "Father's Son," streaming now, here: https://youtu.be/CIIcYYlS78Q. Filmed during the band's spring tour with Underoath, Dance Gavin Dance, and Veil Of Maya, the video captures the electricity and raw power of a LIMBS live show – from headbanging to mic swings and beyond.

LIMBS released their debut full-length album Father's Son on April 27th, 2018. The record, out now via UNFD, gives listeners a dark and brooding look at a young man's journey out of religion as he comes to terms with both his upbringing and his own actions. Fans can stream it now on Spotify and Apple Music, or purchase it online at: unfd.lnk.to/FathersSon.

LIMBS previously released singles "Tangled Hands" and "Father's Son." With adds to top Spotify playlists like Metalcore and New Metal Tracks, as well as Apple Music playlists like Breaking Metal, these singles have seen great successes on streaming services.

Earlier this year the band found a home with UNFD, ahead of the April release of their debut album Father's Son. A conceptual album following a young man breaking free from his indoctrinated upbringing, the album explores the harm it causes and the strength in reclaiming your own life.

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

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

LIMBS – rounded out by Daniel Nelson (drums), Joshua Kowalski (bass), Jordan Hunter (guitar), and Tyler Martin (guitar) – has spent the last few months criss-crossing the highways of America showcasing Father's Son with the likes of Underoath, Veil of Maya. As they prepare for another run of shows on the Vans Warped Tour and with Emery, Costanza reflects on the life lessons expressed within the album.

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

 PEtrol Girls To Release New EP 'The Future Is Dark'.

Petrol GirlsWednesday 15th August 2018
Petrol Girls recently announced that their new EP 'The Future Is Dark' will be released via Hassle Records on 14th September - including on limited etched 12" vinyl - and now they've shared the intimate and emotive new single 'Sister', along with a music video that came into being with more than a little help from the band's extended sisterhood network. "I've been wanting for us to write a song about sisterhood for a long time, because it's these relationships that have had the biggest impact on my life and that form the heart of my feminism," says Petrol Girls' vocalist Ren Aldridge. "I've got two younger blood sisters and a few very close friends that I consider sisters, as well as our family dog Skye who passed away last summer but I loved her like a sister too. All of those relationships have taught me so much. They've guided me, taken care of me, made me laugh til I cry and nurtured me into better versions of myself. I think society often puts too much emphasis on sexual relationships when sisterhood is incredibly important and powerful. This song celebrates a relationship that can pose a real threat to capitalism and patriarchy because it challenges competition and is built on care and trust."

The EP is named after a Virginia Woolf quote that writer Rebecca Solnit uses as a starting point for her essay 'Woolf's Darkness,' in 'Men Explain Things To Me.' She writes about accepting uncertainty and not fearing the dark or the unknown because actually we don't know what will happen next. She describes despair and optimism both as forms of certainty that create grounds for not acting, whereas hope pushes us to act and make change in whatever ways we can. "The dark, just like the future, is full of possibilities," muses Aldridge. "It makes me think about how its only in the dark that we can see the stars and think about ourselves as just tiny parts of this cosmic system, as part of a bigger picture. I find it really grounding and inspiring to feel individually small but part of something huge."

The EP also includes the previously-released single 'Survivor', which is inspired by the growing movement against sexual violence. Aldridge explains its motivation -- "The people who've spoken up so courageously about their experiences have broken the silence that has protected abusers in the past, often at massive risk to their own safety and well being. I hope that their bravery inspires the cultural shift in attitudes that is so desperately needed." 'Strike' closes out the EP and is a track about political organising and how taking care, making space, reflecting and recognising our fuck ups are just as important as the direct action itself.

PREORDER THE FUTURE IS DARK EP: http://smarturl.it/TheFutureIsDark
Available on limited etched 12" vinyl w/ hand-screenprinted sleeve
Tracklisting:

  1. Survivor
  2. Sister
  3. Strike
 
UPCOMING TOUR DATES: Ticket Info
AUGUST
Fri, 24               UK, Reading Festival
Sat, 25              UK, Leeds Festival
SEPTEMBER      
Tue, 11            Austria, Wiener Neustadt, Triebwerk
Thu, 13            Germany, Munich, Baracke
Fri, 14             UK, Bristol, Mother's Ruin
Sat, 15             UK, London, Tufnell Park Dome - Loud Women Fest
Mon, 17            France, Paris, Olympic Cafe
Tue, 18            Netherlands, Amsterdam, Cinetol
Thu, 20             Germany, Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival
Fri, 21              Spain, Madrid, Sala Wurlitzer
Sat, 22              Spain, Valencia, Alberto Quimera Festival
Tue, 25             Sweden, Stockholm, Kafe 44
Thu, 27             Germany, Kiel, Kieler Schaubude
Sat, 29              Germany, Berlin, Scharni 38
Sun, 30             Czech Republic, Prague 7, Cross Club
OCTOBER         
Mon 1              Czech Republic, Brno, Kabinet Můz
Thu, 4               Poland, Poznan, Pod Minoga
Fri, 5                Poland, Warsaw, Klub Poglos
Sat, 6                Austria, Vienna, EKH
NOVEMBER
Wed, 14           UK, London
 Seasick Steve Releases New Single 'Can U Cook?'.

Seasick SteveWednesday 15th August 2018
Can U Cook? is the title track of Seasick Steve's forthcoming 9th studio album and is released as a debut single on August 15th on BMG. Can U Cook? sees Steve serve up wise relationship advice with dirty guitars, big drums and a growling vocal in an infectious and electrifying Seasick Steve groove. Can U Cook? had its first UK play courtesy of Chris Evans on his Radio 2 Breakfast Show on August 14th, and is available now to stream and as an instant grat with an album pre-order.

Chatting to Evans from a truckstop on the Italian coast after driving overnight from a gig in Austria, ("I'm awake and I'm above ground!") Steve said Can U Cook? "...was made on a one string washboard guitar that I hooked a banjo neck onto, an' I hope you like it".

The Can U Cook? album was produced and written by Steve and was mostly recorded in a converted ice house on the dock in Key West, Florida with his longtime drummer Dan Magnusson a.k.a. Crazy Dan ("the guy's dangerous but he's a nice fella, he's just a little bit loopy") and guitarist Luther Dickinson of The North Mississippi Allstars, and ex of The Black Crowes ("...the greatest living slide guitar player ... he's crazy too, he fits right in").

Released on September 28th, the new album sees Steve mixing up all of his much-loved ingredients to deliver a fresh new record that's full of sunshine as well as being a good ol' Seasick mix of boogie, blues, rock, Americana and folk music.

Can U Cook? is available on CD, standard and limited edition clear vinyl, and all streaming and digital platforms, and physical pre-order is available now at www.seasicksteve.com.

Can U Cook? tracklist:

  1. Hate Da Winter
  2. Sun On My Face
  3. Can U Cook?
  4. Last Rodeo
  5. Down De Road
  6. Chewin On Da Blues
  7. Shady Tree
  8. Lay
  9. Locked Up And Locked Down Blues
  10. Young Blood
  11. Get My Drift
  12. Ain't Nothin' But A Thang
  13. Company

 

Steve is staying on the road to play Can U Cook? live on an extensive European tour in October and will return to the UK in November for his first full headline UK tour since 2015. Steve's last headline show in 2016 was at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

Can U Cook? UK tour November 2018

Friday 9th                               Cambridge - Corn Exchange
Saturday 10th                        Oxford - New Theatre
Monday 12th                          Southampton - Guildhall
Tuesday 13th                         Brighton - Dome
Thursday 15th                       Exeter - Great Hall
Saturday 17th                        Leicester - De Montfort Hall
Sunday 18th                          Cardiff - Arena
Tuesday 20th                         Liverpool - Olympia
Wednesday 21st                   Glasgow - 02 Academy



 Thrice Release Video For 'Only Us'.

ThriceWednesday 15th August 2018
Thrice has shared a new song "Only Us" which is from their new album Palms out September 14. 

On "Only Us," Thrice bring pulsating synth lines, fragile harmonies, and massively heavy guitar riffs. "'Only Us' came from thinking about how we're so easily divided into 'us' and 'them,' when really we have an inherent ability to care for those in our group, and the parameters for who falls into that group are extremely flexible," says front man Dustin Kensrue. "It's about how the things that we think separate us are actually inconsequential, and if we could broaden the idea of 'us' to include all people, it would help us to build a more loving and civil society."

Listen to "Only Us" and watch the lyric video now:

Co-produced by Thrice and Eric Palmquist and mixed by John Congleton, Palms encompasses everything from viscerally charged post-hardcore to piano-driven balladry. The most sonically expansive album so far in the band's 20-year-history, Palms follows the critically acclaimed To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere (released via Vagrant Records in 2016).

THRICE PALMS TRACKLIST
Only Us
The Grey
The Dark
Just Breathe
Everything Belongs
My Soul
A Branch In The River
Hold Up A Light
Blood On Blood
Beyond The Pines

 Clutch Announce UK Tour Support.

ClutchWednesday 15th August 2018
Maryland rockers CLUTCH are pleased to announce that The Picturebooks and The Inspector Cluzo will support the band on their upcoming UK headline dates.

Tickets are on sale now for the following shows:
Tue 18th Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Wed 19th Dec - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Thu 20th Dec - MANCHESTER Academy
Fri 21st Dec - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 22nd Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
                          
For more information, visit Clutch’s official website: www.pro-rock.

Watch the latest video from Clutch - new song “Hot Bottom Feeder” is, in essence, a recipe for Maryland crab cakes set to Clutch’s inimitable style.

NEW ALBUM “BOOK OF BAD DECISIONS” IS OUT SEPTEMBER 7TH 2018. 

A wide range of “Book of Bad Decisions” pre-order bundles, music and merch options are available now exclusively at www.clutchmerch.com.

 Arcane Roots Announce October UK Tour.

Arcane RootsTuesday 12th August 2018
ARCANE ROOTS today release their brand new single/video for 'Matter (Revel)', the 2nd track taken from the bands soon to be released new 'Landslide' EP - September 14th through Easy Life Records. The track was given its premier with The Radio 1 Rock Show last night - listen HERE

Watch the video for 'Matter (Revel)' - HERE

The first single taken from the EP was the title track 'Landslide', which was premiered on the Radio 1 Rock Show as its Rockest Record (track of the week), listen - HERE

As well as this single, the EP consists of 3 reworked and reimagined tracks taken from the bands 'Melancholia Hymns' album, stripped back, taken apart, smashed back together, melted down again and sown back up with love. The EP will be released on digital and super limited vinyl and CD, once they go, they are gone!

Digital links for 'Matter (Revel)' - HERE
Pre-order 'Landslide' EP - HERE

'Landslide' EP track-listings:
1. Before Me (Over) feat Emily Denton
2. Matter (Revel) - VIDEO
3. Landslide - VIDEO
4. Off The Floor (Fade)


From ARCANE ROOTS vocalist and guitarist, Andrew Groves on the single 'Matter (Revel)' - "Matter was one of the first tracks to be written for Melancholia Hymns, all the way back in 2015. It was always intended to be the second track on the record and, thankfully, it arrived almost fully formed and perfectly exemplifying the heavier aspects of the album. Lyrically, it grew out of the bitterness & resentment i was harbouring against the political climate at the time, and to say that things have changed since then would be somewhat of an understatement. Now, given the chance to re-work it & finally release the (previously dormant) video, i wanted it to feel like the spinning decent into despair & disparity that all but surrounds us on a daily basis through our screens. I wanted the production to reflect this, like a dark fantasy of crawling through the filth, our hearts & minds consumed with revenge and retribution, like a mirror to the very injustices we'd seen, as we became more like the aggressors. Programmed at my home studio, and inspired by artists like Sevdaliza & Björk, the space and simplicity became something both paramount and punishing while we wrangled with each sound to keep it feeling like it was just bubbling beneath the surface. 

"The video (co-directed by Olly Jelly & myself and produced by Sophia Groves) leant itself perfectly to the even darker twist we desired and, though shot over a year previously, it's linear narrative inspired by Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth & Ophelia, remained the perfect base from which to treat and contort the footage into the surreal nightmare we imagined. Her gradual acceptance of the darker desires of her character and eventual metamorphosis, echoes that of the darker aspects of humanity and our susceptibility to despondence, oppression & xenophobia."

Live wise, ARCANE ROOTS can now announce an small selection of very intimate live dates  through October, where the band will perform a full 'Landslide' electronic set - unlike anything they have done before.

From Andrew Groves: "This small excursion into electronica & score has only ever been another step towards becoming the band we set out to be, one that leaves you breathless, one that challenges you and one where the music and experience is first & foremost. From the shirt on your back to the video on your screen, to the lights in your eyes and the sleeve in your hand, we design & produce it all to give you the best experience we can. Our one and only interest is to improve that experience and strive to be better for you. So with that said, we're so very excited to undertake our most ambitious plans to date with a handful of very special one-off live shows in some unique and intimate venues. We want to give you an experience to never forget and the fleeting chance to see us as you've never seen us before while we perform a live set that lives, shines and breathes in front of you for the very first time."

'Landslide' UK Electronic Dates:
Mon-Oct-15 - Gorilla, Manchester
Tues-Oct-16 - Hoxton Hall, London
Wed-Oct-17 - The Cookie, Leicester
Fri-Oct-19 - Rialto Theatre, Brighton
Set-Oct-20 - St Thomas The Martyr, Bristol
Mon-Oct-22 - Think Tank, Newcastle
Tues-Oct-23 - The Caves, Edinburgh


Tickets on sale Friday 17th August - HERE

The band have already played a host of festivals across Europe including 2000trees (UK),  Download (France), ARTmania (Romania), United Islands (Prague), Open Air (Swiss) and more. All remaining festivals, and other live shows for 2018, are below:
Sat-Aug-18 - ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol - FESTIVAL
Fro-Aug-31 - The Guildhall, Gloucester 
Sun-Sep-2 - The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
Sat-Sep-8 - Rocked Up Hootenanny Festival, Corby - FESTIVAL
Fri-Sep-21 - De Pul, Uden, Netherlands
Sat-Sep-22 - Kadepop Festival, Groningen - Netherlands - FESTIVAL


 All Time Low Release Music Video For 'Birthday'.

All Time LowTuesday 14th August 2018
All Time Low have today released a music video for current single, 'Birthday', one of two brand new recently released tracks from the Baltimore quartet. A limited edition 7" vinyl (limited to just 2,500 worldwide) for 'Brithday' and 'Everything Is Fine', is available now from: http://alltimelow.com/store
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They've repeatedly topped the charts, sold over 2 million albums and 6 million singles worldwide, raked in 200+ million views on YouTube, toured with the biggest names in music, and have taken over airwaves around the globe...

Having wrapped up their (UK Number 1 Album) Future Hearts UK touring cycle with headline shows at London's SSE Arena Wembley and o2 Arena, alongside a second stage headline slot at Download Festival, the band took some well earned time off, before writing and recording their first album for new label Fueled By Ramen (Paramore, Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco) - the transatlantic Top 10 album, Last Young Renegade, celebrated with huge UK tours, taking in sell-out shows at London's Eventim Apollo, o2 Academy Brixton and Alexandra Palace in the process.

 Alkaline Trio Release Lyric Video For 'Is This Thing Cursed?'.

Alkaline TrioFriday 10th August 2018
Legendary Chicago punk band Alkaline Trio have released the title track from their forthcoming album "Is This Thing Cursed?". The ninth studio album from Alkaline Trio, "Is This Thing Cursed?" is their first new music in five years.

Watch the lyric video for "Is This Thing Cursed?" by Alkaline Trio.

With its soaring vocals and furious intensity, "Is This Thing Cursed?" is the second single to be released from "Is This Thing Cursed?". Last month Alkaline Trio shared a song called "Blackbird," which SPIN hailed as a "glossy, pristine pop-punk record that's anthemic and a bit catchy in its breezy melodies."

Produced and mixed by Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Motörhead), Is This Thing Cursed? is the first Alkaline Trio album written almost entirely in the studio. According to the band, the album-making process was similar to that of "Maybe I'll Catch Fire"—Alkaline Trio's darkly charged sophomore full-length, a 2000 release featuring the fan favorite "Radio."

Due out on CD/digital on August 31, Is This Thing Cursed? will be released on vinyl on October 19. Pre-orders are available now at: http://www.alkalinetrio.com

TRACKLIST FOR IS THIS THING CURSED?:

1. Is This Thing Cursed?
2. Blackbird
3. Demon and Division
4. Little Help?
5. I Can't Believe
6. Sweet Vampires
7. Pale Blue Ribbon
8. Goodbye Fire Island
9.  Stay
10. Heart Attacks
11. Worn So Thin
12. Throw Me To The Lions
13. Krystalline

On Friday, Alkaline Trio kicked off their recently announced headlining U.S. tour. The 29-date run wraps up on October 18 in Santa Cruz, California, with Together PANGEA supporting the band for all dates.

ALKALINE TRIO TOUR DATES:

Aug 06 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Aug 08 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Aug 09 Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
Aug 10 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Aug 11 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Aug 13 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
Aug 14 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
Aug 16 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Aug 17 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Aug 18 Boston, MA - House of Blues
Aug 19 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Aug 21 Norfolk, VA - The NorVA
Aug 22 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
Aug 24 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
Aug 25 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Heaven
Aug 26 Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Oct 04 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Oct 05 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Oct 06 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
Oct 08 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Oct 09 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Oct 11 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Oct 12 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
Oct 14 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 15 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Oct 16 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Oct 18 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst

-All dates with together PANGEA as support

 Turisas Announce Co-headline Tour With Korpiklaani.

TurisasFriday 10th August 2018
TURISAS will embark on an extensive co-headline run across the continent with no less than their fellow countrymen Korpiklaani in February and March 2019. Opening support will come from Norwegian True Balkan Metallers Trollfest.

TURISAS comment on the tour: “It’ s been long since we’ve last toured Europe properly and couldn’t be more excited to get back on the stage and vent off some of the cabin fever built up by years of research and songwriting for a new album. - And what would be better than going out on a double-headline tour with our dear friends and countrymen Korpiklaani! It’s really strong and diverse package you definitely shouldn’t miss. See you at the shows!“

Jonne from Korpiklaani, who release their new album “Kulkija” (= "Wanderer") in September. says: “Kulkija has many stories about Wayfarers or Wanderers and it somehow fits so nicely with the good feeling theme on the album, to go on tour with people who we consider friends. The Warriors in TURISAS and the Balkan Kaos of Trollfest will be so good, many good memories and stories will be told.”

Trollfest on joining the tour: “It's been way too long since we shared the stage with TURISAS, and we still cry like baby girls when we think of the previous tours we did with our lovers in Korpiklaani! Meeting old friends - check! Making new friends - check! New music - check! New costumes - check! More madness - check! More beer, booze & alcohol?! We'll see... Any way you look at it; this tour combines heavy music, madness, balkan, hompa, trolls, warriors, shamans and orcs in the best way possible!! Prepare yourself, because maximum metal showers (of love) is coming your way!!!”
"Wayfarers & Warriors Tour 2019" - TURISAS + Korpiklaani with Trollfest

FEBRUARY
21.02. (LUX) Esch-sur-Alzette - Kulturfabrik
23.02. (NL) Tilburg - 013
24.02. (BE) Antwerp - Trix Muziekcentrum
25.02. (UK) London - Islington Assembly Hall
26.02. (FR) Lille - Le Splendid
27.02. (FR) Paris - La Cigale
28.02. (FR) Mérignac - Krakatoa

MARCH
01.03. (ES) Bilbao - Santana 27
02.03. (PT) Porto - Hard Club
03.03. (PT) Lisbon - Lisboa ao Vivo
05.03. (ES) Málaga - Paris 15
06.03. (ES) Murcia - Garaje Beat Club
07.03. (ES) Zaragoza - Centro Cívico Delicias
08.03. (FR) Marseille - Espace Julien
09.03. (CH) Pratteln - Z7
10.03. (FR) Bourg-en-Bresse - La Tannerie
11.03. (IT) Trezzo sull'Adda (MI) - Live Club
12.03. (HR) Zagreb - Tvornica Kulture
13.03. (HU) Budapest - Barba Negra Music Club
14.03. (SK) Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
15.03. (PL) Krakow - Klub Kwadrat
16.03. (PL) Warsaw - Progresja
17.03. (PL) Gdansk - B90
19.03. (DE) Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt
20.03. (PL) Wroclaw - Centrum Koncertowe A2
21.03. (DE) Jena - F-Haus
22.03. (DE) Munich - TonHalle
23.03. (DE) Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex
24.03. (DE) Cologne - Essigfabrik
TURISAS are also confirmed for the following festivals:

10.08.18 (ES) Valencia - Leyendas Del Rock Festival
17.08.18 (DE) Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze 
18.08.18 (FR) Sene - Motocultor Festival
01.12.18 (UK) Sheffield - HRH Vikings
22.02.19  (DE) Wacken - Wacken Winter Nights

 Chthonic Announce Eigth Studio Album 'Battlefields Of Asura'.

ChthonicTuesday 7th August 2018
CHTHONIC, the Taiwanese metal band recognised for their unique signature performance, are to release their eighth album, Battlefields of Asura, on October 10th, 2018 - the follow-up to 2013's Butik.

Formed in 1995, CHTHONIC have toured in over 40 countries, played hundreds of concerts and festivals, and become the most visible Taiwanese metal band with international publicity. In the past five years, all five members of CHTHONIC have turned a new page in their lives respectively. Frontman Freddy Lim formed a new political party and got elected into the Taiwanese Parliament in January this year, while the other members established their families. Nevertheless, they have not forgotten their promise to release new material to the fans.

This year, CHTHONIC has Randy Blythe, frontman of Grammy-nominated metal band Lamb of God, and Denise Ho, iconic freedom fighter and singer from Hong Kong joining the creation of Battlefields of Asura. 
In the lead up to the new album announcement, secretive promotion in Taiwan raised speculation of the possibility of new CHTHONIC music, with lead track "Millennia's Faith Undone" having been remixed by Denise Ho, along with five new bands and artists with their own distinctive styles - Elephant Gym, Hom Shenhao, Unfamiliar Friends Party, Bison Country and Angry Youth. The speculation even hinted the possibility of renaissance of lyrics in Taiwanese. Days ago, Denise Ho, published her version of "Millennia’s Faith Undone", as her first Taiwanese song mixed with the voice of Freddy Lim throughout the song, which has become a hit in Taiwan and Hong Kong.  As conversations about the relation between the song and CHTHONIC continues, the answer is finally revealed today that the 60-second preview of the original Millennia’s Faith Undone will be published by CHTHONIC, with the full version released on September 4th.

View the 60 second teaser of "Millennia's Faith Undone" HERE.
A playlist of the different mixes and versions of "Millenia's Faith Undone" can also be listened to HERE.
Battlefields of Asura track list:

01. Drawing Omnipotence Nigh 
02. The Silent One’s Torch 
03. Flames upon the Weeping Winds 
04. A Crimson Sky's Command 
05. Souls of the Revolution 
06. Taste the Black Tears 
07. One Thousand Eyes 
08. Masked Faith 
09. Carved in Bloodstone 
10. Millennia’s Faith Undone 
11. Autopoiesis

According to CHTHONIC, the new album Battlefields of Asura depicts the adventure of deities in Taiwan through eleven songs carrying messages about resistance, freedom and fraternity.  The journey is full of hostility, adversary, impregnable fortresses and desires but also inspires infinite courage to search for eternal wisdom.  Anyone deeply touched by this album will eventually realise that it is the origin of all thrilling epic stories portrayed in the past albums. This album sounds like gods versus devils and fights among evil spirits on the surface; however, everyone can feel the empathy of fury, grief and even strength of resurgence from the lyrics.  When asked why the band names the new album Battlefields of Asura, Doris Yeh, the spokesperson of CHTHONIC, states that "this album is the prologue of the albums released in the past and was inspired by and dedicated to the activists of Taiwan’s first modern political reform movement back in 1920s."
Pre-order links for Battlefields of Asura, including vinyl - the first to be released by CHTHONIC since its formation - are available below: 
CD and vinyl pre-order now at:

Omerch(Europe): https://www.omerch.eu/shop/chthonic
Indiemerch(North America): https://www.indiemerchstore.com/brand/chthonic
Box set pre-order now at:
Howling Bull(Japan): http://www.howling-bull.co.jp/
Ciongzo(Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore): https://ciongzo.com/

CHTHONIC online:
Official website: http://www.chthonic.tw/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chthonictw/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/chthonictw/

 With Confidence Release New Single 'Moving Boxes'.

With ConfidenceTuesday 7th August 2018
With Confidence have released the third single from their upcoming album 'Love and Loathing', the band's second full length, out August 10 on Hopeless Records. Fans can check out the song and music video for 'Moving Boxes' here: www.smarturl.it/MovingBoxesVideo
'Moving Boxes' was written by guitarist Inigo Del Carmen, who said, "I wrote 'Moving Boxes' when I was packing up to move all my things to my girlfriend's place in LA. The idea came to me when my room was pretty much cleared out and I had all the things I needed packed but I didn't know what to do with this box of things that didn't have any purpose. It was all sentimental things like a box of photos, a jar of sea shells, old birthday cards, there was a plastic rose from my first valentine from grade 7 and other little trinkets from old friends that had no real purpose. It just gave me the idea that the memories all these items hold will be there regardless of whether I have the actual item or not." He continued, "The main idea behind the song and video is that our memories aren't bound to these physical objects. I feel like leaving these mementos behind was helping me move out of home by focusing on the things I really needed and leaving behind the things I didn't."

Ahead of 'Moving Boxes', With Confidence shared 'Jaded' last month and in June released 'That Something'.
'Love and Loathing' was produced by Mike Green (All Time Low, Paramore) and is an album filled with soaring melodies and emotive lyrics, carrying you through first loves, blistering breakups and everything in between. According to vocalist Jayden Seeley, the final themes weren't clear until they had finished most of the songs. "There's a looming relationship with loathing, mostly about the concept of self-loathing," explains Seeley. "That period before getting into a relationship is very introspective — you're trying to be a better person, but a lot of how that happens is because people are really hard on [themselves]. That ties back to love just as strongly, because in the relationship, you want to keep being better. In every way."

With Confidence just wrapped up performing the entire last full run of the Vans Warped Tour in the US and they'll be heading to the UK and Europe for a headline tour next month. 

UK & EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR:
Sep 21 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
Sep 22 – Garage – London, UK
Sep 24 – King Tuts – Glasgow, UK
Sep 25 - Academy 3 – Manchester, UK
Sep 26 – Mama Roux's – Birmingham, UK
Sep 27 – Globe – Cardiff, UK
Sep 29 – Dynamo – Eindhoven, Netherlands
Sep 30 – Headcrash – Hamburg, Germany
Oct 1 – MTC – Cologne, Germany

 Hellions Announce New Album 'Rue'.

HellionsTuesday 7th August 2018
Hellions have announced their brand-new album Rue today, set for release on October 19 via UNFD. Rue follows on from their critically-acclaimed theatrical masterpiece Opera Oblivia – which debuted at #4 on the Australian album chart in 2016 and was nominated for an ARIA award that same year. 

The latest single lifted from the collection is 'Smile'. Following on from previously released singles 'X (Mwah)' and 'Furrow', Smile was born late in the creation process and is a dynamic, upbeat tune built around the refrain 'I'm ready to run, are you ready?' that provides a tongue-in-cheek look at the depth of our interactions in the digital age.
To explain the concept of 'Smile' further, Anthony Caruso (drummer/co-writer) and Matt Gravolin (guitar/vocals/cowriter) say: "The world as we know it wants to be entertained interminably, and now our entertainment often comes at the expense of our compassion. We've all found ourselves speaking in blue, snide language about trivial matters that aren't of any real consequence to us, asserting invalid opinions for the sake of having our voices heard.
"Cheap stimulation is addictive and judgemental thinking can take over involuntarily when so much of our mental space is surrendered to it. We seem to be stuck here despite knowing that this thinking and behaviour isn't conducive to any lasting happiness."

How can we overcome our struggles with one another if we don't fully understand the one raging inside ourselves? It's this very question Hellions explore on Rue and there's never been a better time for an album that explores this tussling duality the band describe as "the co-existence of a Jekyll and Hyde operating within a person at any one time".

Rue builds upon the marriage of theatrical dynamics and thoughtful lyricism that defined the genre-melding Australian quartet's critically acclaimed previous offering, 2016's third collection Opera Oblivia. The resulting record is deeper and darker, with melodies that are more beautiful, and riffs that are more seismic.

The tracks on Rue are divided into the 'pessimistic' and 'humanitarian' sides of life. Opening tracks '(Blueberry)' and 'Odyssey' deal with the former, examining how the high consciousness we possess has led to a culture of egocentricity and opportunism, though it's accompanied by jaunty, bombastic guitars reminiscent of Black Parade-era My Chemical Romance. It's safe to say Rue is an album in which message and music are often tonally juxtaposed, requiring the listener to really listen. So while the funky, danceable 'X (Mwah)' is actually about abandoning hope in favour of recklessness, "26" is a rousing anthem about the quest for happiness.
 
To bring the remarkable sonic scope to life, Hellions returned to the serenity of Karma Sound Studios in Thailand and their producer Shane Edwards – a man Hellions have worked with for a decade and describe as "our fifth member".

Rue is a timely record that calls for an end to complacency. Whether it's for its remarkable music, or its powerful messages – it needs to be heard.

TRACKLISTING:
1. (Blueberry)
2. Odyssey
3. X (Mwah)
4. Smile
5. Furrow
6. (Cocoon)
7. Rue
8. (Theatre Of) (feat. Luna)
9. The Lotus
10. Get Up!
11. Harsh Light
12. 26

 You Me At Six Release New Song 'IOU'.

You Me At SixTuesday 7th August 2018
You Me At Six have today dropped a fearless new track in 'IOU', taken from their new sixth studio album VI, out October 5th via AWAL, releasing under their new Underdog Records imprint. Listen HERE.

In keeping with the band's prolific output and exciting evolution, ''IOU' sees You Me At Six show off another side to their sound. R&B-tinged and with nods to the Hip Hop artists that the band collectively love, it's a fresh and exciting approach that will keep both their casual followers and biggest of fans on their toes.

The band have notched up a list of considerable achievements since forming in 2004 as teenagers in Weybridge, Surrey, including four UK Gold Records, four Top 10 albums in the UK including Number 1 album Cavalier Youth, three sold out arena shows, sold out UK headline arena tours, an unparalleled 15 consecutive A-List singles on BBC Radio One, multiple sold-out US headline tours and a Number 1 rock song in UK & Australia and Top 5 Rock Radio track in North America in 'Room To Breathe'.

You Me At Six have also set out their plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album 'Take Off Your Colours'. Due to phenomenal demand, the band have added seven additional dates to the initial three that sold out in just twenty minutes. These special one-off events will see the acclaimed five piece play their seminal genre-classic 'Take Off Your Colours' in its entirety. Alongside the anniversary shows, the band will be playing five UK headline shows. Support for all the above shows coming from Marmozets & The Xcerts. All dates sold out immediately upon going on general sale.

After selling over 76,000 tickets across the UK last year, You Me At Six are undoubted Heavyweights of the UK rock scene, filling the largest venues wherever they go. Their phenomenal live career speaks for itself, having sold out arena tours in the UK, headlining both the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds in 2017 and the second stage at Download Festival this year. These upcoming sold-out shows gives You Me At Six the chance to road test their explosive new show, creating a new batch of future live classics for fans in the process.

With 'VI', You Me At Six are stepping out of their comfort zone and are about to change the way you think about them. Prepare to have your expectations shifted as 2018 marks a brand new chapter for one of the UK's biggest guitar bands.

FULL UK TOUR DATES
Nov 21st
- Leeds, O2 Academy (TOYC)
Nov 22nd - Birmingham, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Nov 23rd - Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (SOLD OUT)
Nov 24th - Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Nov 26th - Newcastle, O2 Academy (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Nov 27th - Glasgow, Barrowland (SOLD OUT)
Nov 28th - Glasgow, Barrowland (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Nov 30th - London, O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)
Dec 1st - Cardiff, University Great Hall (SOLD OUT)
Dec 2nd - London, O2 Academy Brixton (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Dec 3rd - London, O2 Academy Brixton (TOYC)
Dec 6th - Bournemouth, O2 Academy (TOYC)
Dec 7th - Sheffield, O2 Academy (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Dec 8th - Norwich, UEA (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Dec 9th - Nottingham, Rock City (TOYC - SOLD OUT)

 Alter Bridge To Release Live At The Royal Albert Hall In September.