Goldfinger To Release New Album 'The Knife'.

Goldfinger.Wednesday 24th May 2017
Los Angeles's legendary punk/ska Goldfinger is back, with the announcement of The Knife, to be released July 21 through Rise Records. After nine years of producing and writing music  for other bands, Goldfinger is proud to be back with 13 tracks of their very own for their first time since the release of their 2008 album, Hello Destiny...

The album features a host of special guests including guest vocals from Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, 311 lead-singer Nick Hexum, Mighty Mighty Boss Tones guitarist Nate Albert ("Get What I Need") on guitar, Twenty One Pilots' Josh Dun on drums ("Orthodontist Girl"), and ONE OK ROCK's Takahiro Moriuchi, amongst others. Fans can get a first taste of the album through their first single, "Put The Knife Away". Pre-orders for the album be the album here.

The Knife is not a nostalgia play; it is an evolution of the band and a reflection of the musical and life experience that singer-songwriter/producer John Feldmann who explains, "I took my time making this record...Nine years to be exact! I feel like I've made the most concise Goldfinger record in my career. We have all Goldfinger styles together as one, with Zakk Cervini, who mixed the Blink-182 record, and Travis Barker on drums, I couldn't be more proud of an album.

GOLDFINGER "Put The Knife Away"
With 13 tracks, The Knife surges with the energy, personality, and charm that has made Goldfinger one of the most memorable acts from 90s/2000s punk. From the blaring opener "A Million Miles", the easy-going, self-deprecating ska-influenced "Get What I Need", the swaying struggle of "Don't Let Me Go", and the brassy, reggae feel of "Liftoff", the record spans a vast spectrum of sound and tone. This variety is the result of deliberate reflection of Feldmann's life experiences and extensive production (Blink-182, Panic! At The Disco, 5 Seconds of Summer) career over the years. With tongue-in-cheek scene commentary on "Am I Deaf?", the interpersonal conflict of "Put the Knife Away", or the heartwarming ode to his daughter "Milla", Feldmann uses The Knife as a decidedly unguarded sonic update and re-introduction of himself and his thoughts. 

Goldfinger's resurgence on The Knife is not a rehearsal of past glory; it is a revolution. This is greatly echoed in the band's revamped lineup, featuring MXPX's Mike Herrera on bass and Story of the Year's Phil Sneed on guitar (both doing backup vocals as well). Blink-182's Travis Barker plays drums on the album, making the album a fitting collection from different corners of the punk world and further showcasing Feldmann's ability to draw from and synthesize influences into a cohesive, character-infused collection of talent and art.

Goldfinger continues to build on a highly regarded legacy, where they have been considered one of the forerunners and most well-known bands of the third-wave ska/punk movement of the late 90s. Their 1996 self-titled debut Goldfinger went gold, and was named one of "The Ten Albums That Defined 1996" by Alternative Press in 2006. AllMusic said "no one had more success with this new sound than Goldfinger on their self-titled debut", calling it "irresistibly catchy, creative, and hopelessly endearing." 1997's Hang-Ups reached #85 on the Billboard 200, and the single "Superman" was prominently featured on the soundtrack for the generation-defining Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game. Over 6 full-length albums and over a decade of touring, Goldfinger amassed an international fan base drawn to the band's penchant for big choruses, attitude, and creativity of seamlessly fusing punk rock, ska, skate punk, and various other genres throughout their discography.

The Knife - Tracklisting
1. A Million Miles
2. Get What I Need
3. AM I Deaf
4. Tijuana Sunrise
5. Put The Knife Away
6. Don't Let Me Go
7. Beacon
8. Who's Laughing Now
9. Say It Out Loud
10. Orthodontist Girl
11. See You Around
12. Liftoff
13. Milla

The band will be playing Slam Dunk festival this weekend at the following dates as well a London headline show:
May 27th - Slam Dunk Festival - The Nec, Birmingham
May 28th - Slam Dunk Festival - Leeds, City Centre
May 29th - Slam Dunk Festival - The Forum, Hertfordshire
May 31st - 100 Club - London, England

 Bowling For Soup Go Acoustic.

Bowling For Soup.Wednesday 24th May 2017
With Bowling For Soup's eagerly awaited headline slot on The Fireball Stage at this years' Slam Dunk Festival now just a few days away, it seemed like the perfect time for the band to release a new single. With it being festival season, and with Slam Dunk's Fireball Stage being a collection of classic pop punk and ska bands, it seemed right that the new single is a new twist on an old favourite. 

Taken from Bowling For Soup's recent critically and fan acclaimed acoustic live CD/DVD, Acoustic In A Freakin' English Church, the acoustic version of Punk Rock 101 is a brand new way to enjoy one of Bowling For Soup's biggest hit singles and staples from their live sets.

If there's one thing Bowling For Soup, and their fans, both enjoy, it's a good party. So the band are thrilled to be headlining the new Fireball Stage at the Slam Dunk Festival 2017 triple header in Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield. The Fireball Stage will host a full day of ska and classic pop punk bands, and Bowling For Soup will have the honour of closing the stage. 

Appearing alongside Bowling For Soup on The Fireball Stage is a collection of ska royalty in the shape of Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger and Mad Caddies, not to mention Zebrahead's high energy unique flavour of pop punk. Rounding things off will be The Ataris and Fenix TX. The stage will also be compered by longtime friend and collaborator of Bowling For Soup, MC Lars, while another friend of the band, Matt Stocks, will be DJ'ing between bands. 

Headlining The Fireball Stage at Slam Dunk will top what has been a fantastic last eighteen months for Bowling For Soup with many notable achievements. This time last year they embarked on the "How About Another Round Tour" in the UK, which sold out almost every night and saw the band play to almost 30,000 people alongside their friends in The Dollyrots and Lacey. They were back to wow UK audiences again in October as special guests on Steel Panthers' arena tour, something which was swiftly followed by the release of their hugely popular new album Drunk Dynasty. The year was capped off by the release of Bowling For Soup's first official live acoustic CD and DVD, Live In A Freakin' English Church, recorded right here in the UK at London's majestic Union Chapel. 

 Deez Nuts Release Video For 'Remedy'.

Deez Nuts.Wednesday 24th May 2017
On their recent and highly successful European “You Are Part Of This Tour” tour Daniel Prieß from Lion Fighter Productions hopped on the tour-bus and filmed DEEZ NUTS on several shows and occasions. Check out the video clip for “Remedy” to get an impression about the fantastic vibe on this tour that was an event amongst friends: https://youtu.be/DCkk8MOlNTc

Additionally, more shows have been confirmed for “The Summer of Binge & Purgatory” tour that is taking them to various festivals such as Hellfest, With Full Force, Jera On Air, Resurrection Festival, Free & Easy, Nord Open Air or Riez Open Air, but also sees them playing club shows.

DEEZ NUTS
The Summer of Binge & Purgatory 2017

16.06.17 (DE) Freiburg - Crash
17.06.17 (F) Metz - Monkey Show
18.06.17 (F) Clisson - Hellfest
19.06.17 (F) Paris - Glazart
20.06.17 (DE) Düsseldorf - Zakk (w/ Suicidal Tendencies)
21.06.17 (DE) Kiel - Schaubude
22.06.17 (DE) Gräfenhainichen - With Full Force Festival
23.06.17 (B) Oostende - Elysee
24.06.17 (NL) Ysselsteyn - Jera On Air
25.06.17 (DE) Göttingen - Exil (w/ Obey The Brave)
27.06.17 (DE) Weinheim - Cafe Central (w/ Obey The Brave)
28.06.17 (CH) Meyrin-Genève - Undertown
29.06.17 (CH) Aarau - Kiff Foyer
30.06.17 (DE) Münster Vainstream Warm Up
01.07.17 (DE) Giebelstadt - Mission Ready Festival
02.07.17 (DE) Losheim - Reality Bites Festival
03.07.17 (DE) Hannover - Bei Chez Heinz (w/ First Blood)
04.07.17 (DE) Regensburg - Airport (w/ Northlane, Chelsea Grin, Obey The Brave)
05.07.17 (CZ) Hradec Kralove - Rock For People
06.07.17 (AT) Steyr - Röda (w/ First Blood)
07.07.17 (ES) Viveiro - Resurrection Festival
08.07.17 (AT) Kapfenberg - Overdrive Festival
09.07.17 (SK) Bratislava - Randal (w/ First Blood, Obey The Brave)
10.07.17 (SLO) Ljubljana - Gala Hala (w/ Obey The Brave)
11.07.17 (IT) Padova - Bahnhof
12.07.17 (IT) Porto Sant'Elpido - Bagni Pazzi
13.07.17 (DE) Stuttgart - Juha West (w/ First Blood)
14.07.17 (B) Herk De Stad - Rock Herk
15.07.17 (DE) Goldenstadt - Afdreit Un Buten Festival
16.07.17 (DE) Rostock Alte - Zuckerfabrik
18.07.17 (PL) Warsaw - Hydrozagadka
19.07.17 (PL) Wroclaw - Carpe Diem
20.07.17 (DE) München Backstage - Free & Easy (w/ Obey The Brave)
22.07.17 (DE) Lindau - Umsonst & Draussen
23.07.17 (DE) Siegen - Vortex
26.07.17 (IL) Tel Aviv - Gagarin (w/ Kids Insane)
28.07.17 (DE) Essen - Nord Open Air (afternoon)
28.07.17 (DE) Bausendorf - Riez Open Air (evening)

Make sure to check out the following videos that have been released for DEEZ NUTS latest album, “Binge & Purgatory”:
“Binge/Purgatory”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JC2Z7upuGQ
“Discord”: https://youtu.be/QpPWvhn2RfQ

 Biters Release New Video From Their Recently Released Studio Album.

Biters.Wednesday 24th May 2017
Atlanta's rock n' roll punks BITERS, whose new studio album, 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' was released Friday, have unveiled a brand new video for lead single, 'Stone Cold Love'.  Watch the clip, directed by longtime collaborator Video Rahim, here - https://youtu.be/slBjGh00Yec

BITERS recently returned home after blazing a trail across the UK and Europe with their electrifying live shows.  Their 24-date tour supporting labelmates Blackberry Smoke saw them playing to over 50,000 music fans, including a date at London's iconic Roundhouse.

BITERS frontman Tuk tells us about how 'Stone Cold Love' came to be; "I sat down with my buddy Scott (Stevens) to write a tune.  We sat for hours trying to come up with something that felt perfect, but were hitting a dead end.  We said 'fuck it' and went to his local hang out, ate some cornbread, drank a few beers and talked about music.  We spoke about T Rex, Queen and Slade, shit like that, how cool those big drum grooves were.  Right then a light bulb went off and we headed back to studio with a fresh start and within hours finished writing the song, demoed it and tracked lead vocals!  I was so fucking delirious I couldn't tell if it was good or not.  A few weeks later, Scott sent me the finished demo while I was on tour in Kansas. I remember cranking it in the van outside of this fake old wild west town and thinking ,"Goddamn, this is so good!"

'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' was produced by Dan Dixon and is the follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed 'Electric Blood'. You can grab the album digitally at iTunes - http://bit.ly/bitersfuture-itunes or pick up signed copies, bundles and lovely vinyl from http://biters.earache.com/

 Silverstein Announce UK Tour.

Silverstein.Wednesday 24th May 2017
Ontario,  Canada's  post-hardcore  heavyweights, Silverstein have  announced their biting new full length, Dead Reflection, due out July 14th via Rise Records. To celebrate the announcement the band have premiered their massive new track, "Retrograde" and announced a new UK tour.

Dead Reflection is Silverstein's eighth full length,  a  feat  reached  by  very  few  bands,  especially  within  the  heavy  music world where youthful  fire and aggression  is often finite. Silverstein,  however, have  always  been  an  outlier,  and Dead  Reflection proves  that  the  band  still has plenty  of  fight left. The band  pushed themselves harder than ever  before resulting  in  an  album  the  takes  all  of Silverstein's  strengths--pummeling  riffs, explosive  dynamic  shifts,  and  hugely  anthemic  choruses -- and  ramps  up  the intensity,  demonstrating  exactly  why Silverstein remain  at  the  top  of  their game over 17 years into their career.

Watch the "Retrograde" music video here or by clicking the image below.
Silverstein have always managed to be completely comfortable in their own skin while never being afraid  to grow, however, the evolution from Ontario basement  shows to touring the world over and selling over a million records hasn't  always  been  easy. Dead  Reflection finds Silverstein once  again fuelled by the darkest of times. After finishing a gruelling touring cycle in support of 2015's I Am Alive In Everything I  Touch, vocalist Shane Told found himself at his  lowest  point. Told related, "I was not in a good place a  year ago. This record tells the story of how broken I was, how I found myself on a path of self-destruction, and how I had to fight to get my sanity and happiness back".

The band are no strangers to utilising the hardest parts of life to power their creativity and Dead Reflection is undeniably as harrowing as it is cathartic, but for Silverstein there is no settling, no stopping, and they give nothing less than everything.

You can see Silverstein at the following date this winter:
Friday 8th December Southampton @ Talking Heads
Saturday 9th December  Brighton @ The Haunt
Sunday 10th December  Cardiff @ The Globe
Tuesday 12th December Glasgow @ G2
Wednesday 13th December  Newcastle @ Think Tank
Thursday 14th December  Manchester @ Sound Control
Friday 15th December  Huddersfield @ The Parish
Saturday 16th December  London @ Garage
Dead Reflection is available for preorder now.
Dead Reflection is due out July 14th via Rise Records

Dead Reflection track list:
1. Last Looks
2. Retrograde
3. Lost Positives
4. Ghost
5. Aquamarine
6. Mirror Box
7. Demons
8. The Afterglow
9. Cut and Run
10. Secret's Safe
11. Whiplash
12. Wake Up

 Adrenaline Mob Chase Dragons.

Adrenaline Mob.Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Hard rock icons ADRENALINE MOB have revealed a lyric video for their new single, 'Chasing Dragons', taken from their upcoming album, 'We The People' which is out on 2nd June 2017 via Century Media Records.

Check out the song here: https://youtu.be/YwE8t-q4z8w

Download 'Chasing Dragons' instantly when you pre-order their new album via all digital platforms, reserve your copy today at:
http://smarturl.it/AMOB-WeThePeople

ADRENALINE MOB was formed by guitar aficionado Mike Orlando and iconic vocalist Russell Allen (Symphony X, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Star One, Allen-Lande) in 2012 with support from acclaimed drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) and bassist John Moyer on their critically-acclaimed debut, "Omertá". Due to scheduling conflicts, Portnoy departed the band and was replaced by drum legend A.J. Pero (Twisted Sister) for their following releases ("Men of Honor" & "Dearly Departed") until his untimely death in 2015. Orlando and Allen took a break to process the loss of their friend and band mate while focusing on their respective side projects. The pair reformed in early 2016 for their upcoming release, 'We The People', with a new line-up featuring acclaimed bassist Dave Z. (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and drummer Jordan Cannata.

'We The People' was self-recorded, mixed and mastered at Orlando's Sonic Stomp Studios and features 13 energetic, fist-raising and foot-stomping tracks that put the hard back in hard rock and the heavy back in heavy metal.

Track Listing
1. King Of The Ring
2. We The People
3. The Killer's Inside
4. Bleeding Hands
5. Chasing Dragons
6. Til the Head Explodes
7. What You're Made Of
8. Raise 'Em Up
9. Ignorance & Greed
10. Blind Leading The Blind
11. Violent State Of Mind
12. Lords Of Thunder
13. Rebel Yell

 Byron Bay's In Hearts Wake Release New Track 'Waterborne'.

In Hearts Wake.Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Byron Bay's In Hearts Wake have released Waterborne, the third new track from forthcoming new album Ark. The track lends its name to We Are Waterborne: An In Hearts Wake Initiative  that sees the band partnering with Tangaroa Blue for We Are Waterborne: An In Hearts Wake Initiative to lead a series of clean-ups along of some of the most polluted waterways on the east coast of Australia. A similar project based in the UK & Europe will be announced in due course.
"We are overwhelmed by the amount of people who have already signed up to help us clean some of Australia's most polluted waterways," says frontman Jake Taylor. "If this goes well, we'd like to take it around the world. As a thank you to everyone ahead of our album coming out on Friday, here's an early gift called 'Waterborne' which is the track that inspired the initiative. We have given water a voice and the lyrics are written from its perspective."

Ark is both a dynamic breath of fresh air for the metalcore genre as a whole and a treatise on one of the world's great impending issues. Today, in some parts of the world, water is already more expensive than oil, a trend that is spreading. In Hearts Wake – comprising frontman Jake Taylor, guitarists Ben Nairne and Eaven Dall, bassist Kyle Erich and drummer Conor Ward – are bringing this distressing issue to the world's attention.

"No matter what side of the world we live on, water connects us all," says Jake. "Every living thing, and every human being that ever was or will be, is born of water. The plasma in our blood is 92% water, our brains 75%, and even our bones are 30% water. The same water that shapes our Earth is the same water within each of us." 

"This record is an ode to the Ark that is our ocean planet. Just like a ship, if one part is compromised all life is threatened. What happens on one side of the world affects the other. If we don't work together to repair our home and restore the integrity of its natural resources, we will all go down with the ship. Since water is our lifeblood, it needs to be respected, protected, and acknowledged not only as a basic human right, but as an essential human need."

In conjunction with the release of Ark, In Hearts Wake have joined forces with Tangaroa Blue for We Are Waterborne: An In Hearts Wake Initiative to lead a series of waterway clean-ups in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and at home in Byron Bay. Marine debris is one of the major environmental issues worldwide and In Hearts Wake are calling upon their fans to join them in these clean-ups, as well as encouraging fans to form their own clean up crews to tackle their local problem waterways. In Hearts Wake plan to take the initiative global with a series of clean-ups in the works for future overseas tours.

Ark follows Skydancer (2015), Earthwalker (2014), and Divination (2012) in further cementing In Hearts Wake's status as one of the leading lights of melodic metalcore. In 2016 they released the unique collaborativeEquinox EP alongside label mates and compatriots Northlane, and have looped the planet multiple times in the name of spreading their ecological, humanitarian and urgent environmental message.
In Hearts Wake have won new friends and fans from multiple US runs including Vans Warped Tour, and stints supporting Parkway Drive and August Burns Red. They have also taken the fight to European festivals such as Download, Graspop, Groezrock, Vainstream, successfully toured South East Asia and are becoming bigger than ever at home in Australia. The band will embark on their biggest and only Australian headline tour of 2017 in July. 
Ark is available for preorder now from http://unfd.lnk.to/Ark
 In Hearts Wake - Ark is out May 26 via UNFD
1. Ark
2. Passage
3. Nomad
4. Frequency
5. Warcry
6. Waterborne
7. Arrow
8. Flow
9. Overthrow
10. Elemental
11. Totality
12. Now

 Arch Enemy Finish New Studio Album.

Arch Enemy.Monday 22nd May 2017
In March 2017, extreme metal giants ARCH ENEMY finished the 'War Eternal' album cycle with the highly successful 'As The Stages Burn!' live release, which was filmed and recorded at the band’s massive headlining show at Wacken Open Air 2016:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNPKGyYzPCo
Now, it is time for the next chapter in the band’s history as ARCH ENEMY hereby announce the title and release date of their forthcoming tenth studio album! 'Will To Power' will celebrate its worldwide release on September 8th 2017 through Century Media Records.
 Michael Amott comments: "After many months of writing and recording in the studio we are delighted to have finally completed work on our 10th studio album, ‘Will To Power’. We are looking forward to sharing new music with you soon.
We are equally excited to announce the first leg of our 'Will To Power' world tour... Can't wait to play new and old songs for our fans, see you all soon!" 
‘Will To Power’ is a bold sonic statement that ARCH ENEMY in this day and age is virtually unstoppable. UK fans will get a chance to see the band perform this Summer at Bloodstock on 13th August.
ARCH ENEMY live
13.08.2017 Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-On-Trent, UK

 Bush Announce Massive UK Headline Tour.

Bush.Monday 22nd May 2017
Armed with their 7th studio album, BLACK AND WHITE RAINBOWS, BUSH have announced their first European headline tour in 4 years, which includes 6 UK dates, beginning with a show at O2 Kentish Town Forum on September 21st.

As Gavin Rossdale was lighting up TV screens this past spring with his work as a coach on The Voice UK, BUSH also played a rip-roaring homecoming show at a sold-out Shepherds Bush Empire in March, tearing through a setlist packed with classic hits and new favourites with Gavin once again proving why he is one of the best front men in rock.

To date, BUSH have sold over 20 million records, and have also had an incredible 18 Top 40 singles at radio. Currently on a nationwide tour of North America, BUSH return to Europe this autumn to play the following dates:

21-Sep            O2 Kentish Town Forum London, UK
22-Sep            O2 Institute                                                      Birmingham, UK
23-Sep            Waterfront                                                        Norwich, UK
25-Sep            O2 Academy                                    Bristol, UK
26-Sep            O2 ABC                                                          Glasgow, UK
27-Sep            O2 Ritz                                                                            Manchester, UK
29-Sep            E-Werk                                                                            Cologne, Germany
30-Sep            Trix Hall                                                                          Antwerp, Belgium
01-Oct            013                                                                   Tilburg, Netherlands
03-Oct            Pumpehuset                                      Copenhagen, Denmark
04-Oct            Rockefeller                                                       Oslo, Norway
06-Oct            Grosse Freiheit                                 Hamburg, Germany
07-Oct            Komplex                                                           Zurich, Switzerland
08-Oct            Gasometer                                                        Vienna, Austria
09-Oct            Tonhalle                                                           Munich, Germany
11-Oct            Lisbon Coliseu                                 Lisbon, Portugal
 
Tickets on sale May 26th

 Code Orange Release New Music Video.

Code Orange.Monday 22nd May 2017
Code Orange have unveiled their official music video for "Bleeding In The Blur." The video, which was directed by Max Moore, is streaming now via The Fader who also spoke with the band's Reba Meyers for a Q&A about their acclaimed new LP, FOREVER.

Watch the official video for "Bleeding In The Blur" here: http://flyt.it/bitb-fader

Recorded with producers Will Yip at Studio 4 and Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios, FOREVER debuted earlier this year staking its claim as one of 2017's top releases. The US press raved about it, with Rolling Stone selecting Code Orange as one of 10 New Artists You Need to Know: February 2017 exclaiming, "FOREVER captures some of the most punishing noise the band has recorded to date, featuring songs rife with sudden transitions to still-harsher textures."  The Fader featured Code Orange as one of their 13 Artists You Need To Know About In 2017, while Nerdist declared, "Code Orange is back and heavier than ever," adding, "These kids were heavy before, but they just increased density by a hundred percent and then crushed all livings under their weight." NPR praised Code Orange's FOREVER, asserting that it, "...is among its most bruising works, with surprises throughout," while  CLRVYNT hailed FOREVER as Code Orange's, "...most depraved set of grooves yet," asserting, "...don't underestimate the quartet, 'cause they're out for blood." Media around the world followed suit. FOREVER is available at all DSP's (http://Flyt.it/forever) with physical copies available at Code Orange's official merch store.

Next month Code Orange kick-off a run of European dates which will see the Pittsburgh, PA band supporting System Of A Down on their headline tour and call into the UK's Download Festival, as well as a single show in Brighton. Tickets for all dates on Code Orange's upcoming run are available here.  Code Orange will then return to the states in July for a series of festival performances. For up-to-the-minute news and ticket information please visit http://codeorangetoth.com/tour/.
 CODE ORANGE

2017 TOUR DATES
** Direct support for System Of A Down
* Co-headline with Touche Amore

Jun 01                    Hallenstadion                                      Zurich, Switzerland **
Jun 03                    Rock im Park Festival                         Nürnberg, Germany
Jun 04                    Rock am Ring Festival                        Eifel, Germany
Jun 06                     Milan Rock Festival                           Milan, Italy
Jun 07                    Open Air Zenith                                   Nancy, France **
Jun 08                    The Haunt                                            Brighton, United Kingdom
Jun 09                     Download Festival UK                       Derby, United Kingdom
Jun 10                     Download Festival Paris                      Paris, France
Jun 12                     O2 arena                                              Prague, Czech Republic **
Jun 13                    Wuhlheide                                            Berlin, Germany **
Jun 14                    Barclaycard Arena                             Hamburg, Germany **
Jun 16                    Nova Rock                                            Nickelsdorf, Austria
Jun 17                    Graspop Metal Meeting                   Dessel, Belgium
Jun 19                    Post Tenebras Rock / L'Usine           Geneva, Switzerland
Jun 20                    Nimes Festival                                     Nîmes, France **
Jun 21                    Razzmatazz 3                                      Barcelona, Spain*
Jun 22                    Download Festival Madrid               Madrid, Spain
Jun 23                    RCA Club                                               Lisbon, Portugal*
Jun 24                    Hard Club                                              Porto, Portugal*
Jul  14                     Chicago Open Air                                Chicago, Illinois
Jul  15                     Rock USA                                              Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Jul  29                     This Is Hardcore                                  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 18                   Psycho Las Vegas                                Las Vegas, Nevada

 The Family Release New Video.

The Family.Monday 22nd May 2017
The Family have released a brand new Video for 'My Kind of Scum' taken from their Debut EP 'Welcome To The Family' available digitally now.

Check out 'My Kind of Scum' Here  

'Welcome To The Family' was recorded and produced by Peter Hutchings (Nothing But Thieves, Ed Harcourt, Crushed Beaks) at Prego Studios and mastered by Milan Adamik (Slash, Crystal Castles) at Masterworks Audio. The EP showcases The Family's ability to blend the downright heavy, with all the hooks in the tackle box; hitting you with a barrage of dirty, fuzzed out riffs, explosive, driving rhythms and savagely catchy vocals. 

The Family are a 4 piece rock band from Sheffield who formed from the ashes of disbanded hardcore act Dead Harts. Vocalist Mathew Baxendale's pursuit for a more melodic vocal and the groups shared love of both modern groups like the Metz and legends like Nirvana have fostered their aggressive grunge concoction, timeless in it's raw delivery, whilst poignant lyrics address current issues for the modern misunderstood soul in a media-driven capitalist society. 

Be sure to catch them destroying stages live across the country in 2017.

 Of Mice And Men Release New Single.

Of Mice And Men.Monday 22nd May 2017
Inspired by the overwhelming response to previous release "Unbreakable" and the outpouring of support at live shows and fan demand for more new music, OF MICE & MEN have surprise-released their second new song, "Back To Me" – click HERE to watch the video and HERE to purchase and/or stream the track. Like "Unbreakable," "Back To Me" was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Sepultura, My Chemical Romance), mixed by Grammy winner Chris Lord-Alge (Deftones, Muse) and mastered by Chris Athens (Drake, Ozzy Osbourne). The video for "Back To Me" chronicles the band's past few weeks – a frenzied whirlwind that saw them release an "Unbreakable" video (viewable HERE) that's already amassed 1.7 million views and deliver a string of electrifying, show-stealing performances at Las Rageous, Fort Rock Festival, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and most recently, Rock on the Range.

"'Back To Me' is a very meaningful song for us," says vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley. "When going through major life changes, whether it's loss or growth, it's incredibly easy to feel like you've lost a part of yourself—and like you'll never be yourself again. I've come believe that we can never truly lose ourselves. I believe we persist through these changes, and that if you can discover, tap into, and ignite your true passions, you'll always be able light the way back to you. We really wanted to put out 'Back To Me' as the follow up to 'Unbreakable,' because we wanted to reassure and encourage ourselves and others to press on when times get tough. 'Let hope be everything that you need...'"  

Next comes an international tour that kicks off June 8th at the Greenfield Festival in Switzerland and includes stops at the Download Festival in the UK, In.Fest in Milan, Nova Rock Festival in Austria and more. Los Angeles-based fans can catch the band (Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga and guitarist Phil Manansala) performing alongside Rise Against on July 13th at the Shrine Auditorium.

"Unbreakable" and "Back To Me" are Of Mice & Men's first new releases since the departure of vocalist Austin Carlile, whose ongoing battle with Marfan syndrome forced him to leave the band at the end of last year.

OF MICE & MEN have hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. They've racked up over 153 million Spotify streams, 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers. They've shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age and not only held their own, but won over new fans in the process. They've played hundreds of shows for packed-house-crowds around the world, released three studio albums to critical acclaim, and recorded tracks that have blanketed rock radio airwaves. Their sound has broken through obstacles of language, distance and culture. For most bands, such achievements usually mark the summation of a long career– if they're lucky. But OF MICE & MEN have accomplished all that and more over the course of a mere five years. And while those feats make for one helluva resume, what makes this band really matter is that they've never stopped pushing themselves to go further. The Southern California-based quintet recently released Cold World with producer David Bendeth, who they worked with on 2014's Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts.

OF MICE & MEN will be making their UK comeback by playing Download Festival 9th-11th June at Donnington Park. 

Visit  https://ofmiceandmenofficial.com/events for full itinerary of international dates.

 Rammstein Announce London Signing.

Rammstein.Monday 22nd May 2017
Rammstein will mark the launch of ‘Rammstein: Paris’ with a visit to London to meet fans and sign copies of this long-awaited concert film, first shown theatrically and now available as a multi-format, lavishly-packaged release via Spinefarm Records.

This rare event – only the second time Rammstein have undertaken a signing session of this type in the UK – will take place at the historic Café De Paris in London’s West End…

Café de Paris
3 Coventry St.
London
W1D 6BL
Signing times:
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Closest tube stations:
Piccadilly Circus / Leicester Square

Fans will be able to queue outside the venue from 5pm on the 24th, and wrist-bands will be distributed to ensure entry.

In March 2012, during the ‘Made in Germany’ tour, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund shot two acclaimed Rammstein concerts at the Palais Omnisports arena in Paris in front of 17,000 rabid fans. Featuring 22 songs (128 mins) from the band’s entire repertoire, the resulting film is not only the most spectacular collection of imagery about the most successful German rock band of our time, but also a masterpiece of music cinema, capturing Rammstein's energy as a unique visual and sonic experience.

Simply, ‘Rammstein: Paris’ – available on DVD, Blu-ray, CD, LP & DL – is one of the best rock concert films of all time. Absolument.

 Amplifier To Release Sixth Studio Album 'Trippin'.

Amplifier.Monday 22nd May 2017
Amplifier return with their sixth and most definitive album to date, 'Trippin' With Dr Faustus', due for release via Rockosmos this June 30th.

First track 'Kosmos' instantly delivers Amplifier's calling cards of massive riffs with lyrical sentiments that reach far beyond space, time and the limitations of ones, zeros and polycarbonate manufacturing. The story of Faust is more relevant than ever in the 21st century.

Watch 'Kosmos' on YouTube - https://youtu.be/s4PoflfAMEo.

In stark contrast to the compact kidney punch that was 2014's 'Mystoria' – 'Trippin' With Dr Faustus', like all epic journeys, is in no rush to let the plot unfold and spill out its secrets. "Each child is a child of circumstance" summarises frontman Sel Balamir.

The genesis of the idea of TWDF lies neatly in the heart of the song 'Silvio' - originally written in the period around 2011's 'The Octopus'. 'Silvio' didn't make it onto that behemoth double album, "it didn't really fit in with the Album's universal themes." But the ideas lurking in 'Silvio' persisted and soon made their own bed. "Who doesn't want to make a record about our relationship with The Devil? The ultimate baddy..." 'Silvio' was very specifically the story of Faust, albeit renamed in reference to Italian Faustian politico Berlusconi, and thus became the template for the rest of the album.

Recorded between 2014 and 2016 at Amplifier's studio in Manchester, TWDF was produced by Balamir, who also designed the now traditional Amplifier packaging and artwork. A decidedly European affair, the album was mixed by Spanish engineer/producer Iago Lorenzo in Vigo, Spain, and mastered by Robin Schmidt at 24:96 in Karlsruhe Germany.

Much of the sound of TWDF is owed to the chance acquisition and the ensuing slow, tedious and loving rebuild of an old 2" Otari Tape Machine, which had been left to the band in a bequeathment  following the untimely death of an old and much missed colleague. This retro piece of gear lead to a new and more intricate studio-based focus on the record – compared to the previous approach to 'Mystoria', rehearsing the record for several months and then recording the whole thing live in a few days. TWDF evolved slowly but gradually over 18 months as the tape machine repeatedly died and was each time reanimated with components scavenged from the internet from other old and dead machines scattered around the globe.

Meanwhile, following the release of 2014's 'Mystoria' on the Thomas Weber's Superball label, a relationship that the band had been very happy with, Sony Music acquired Superball's parent company Century Media, moving the ownership of the label from independent hands to corporate control. This was a position that Amplifier were not comfortable with.

In 2004 exactly the same thing had happened around the release of their debut self-titled album. In this incident BMG raided MFN parent company Zomba to dissolve the label – in turn being cannibalised by Sony a few months later.

"It always ends up with the little guys getting lost down the cracks...that's why we decided to bail while we could – for better or worse", Sel adds.

Following the sad but amicable parting from Superball, the band were left in dire financial straits following the sudden removal of future advances – but were none the less  buoyant about the prospects for the next record. Balamir decided that following the experience of self-releasing 'The Octopus' in 2011 and its relative success, receiving Impala Silver Status, that it would make sense to gather some investors and found his own Artist-focused label, Rockosmos, to release TWDF. Promptly he also signed Sheffield space rock titans Awooga and London art rockers Thumpermonkey to be the core of his new eclectic rock stables.

Exploring the Faustian coincidences of power, success, fame and money, TWDF blurs fact with fiction, reality with fantasy. It's a diverse sonic landscape where human civilisation begins to take on the appearance of a synthesis between David LaChapelle and Hieronymus Bosch. Greed, Ego, Dominance, Fear and Seduction suddenly becoming the defining trends of the 21st Century. Enjoy the trip.

'Trippin' With Dr Faustus' is released via Rockosmos on June 30th 2017 via all digital distributors and will also be available on double 180g gatefold transparent vinyl, a collectors edition mediabook CD and in standard Jewelcase CD.
TWDF Track listing

1. Rainbow Machine
2. Freakzone
3. Kosmos(Grooves Of Triumph)
4. The Commotion (Big Time Party Maker)
5. Big Daddy
6. Horse
7. Anubis
8. Supernova
9. Silvio
10. Old Blue Eyes

 Inglorious Hit The UK Album Chart.

Ingglorious.Sunday 21st May 2017
Fresh front entering the UK Rock Charts at No 1 and UK Album Chart at 22 ("Inglorious II" released 12th May 2017), Inglorious announce a UK and Eire tour throughout September and October 2017. The UK tour is added to existing festival and club dates below

16th June 2017 – FRANCE, Clisson, Hellfest Festival
17th June 2017 – GERMANY,  Cologne,  Luxor
18th June 2017 – BELGIUM, Dessel, Graspop Festival
19th June 2017 – GERMANY, Aschaffenburg,  Colos-Saal
21st June 2017 –  GERMANY, Hamburg, Logo
22nd June 2017 – DENMARK, Copenhagen Festival
24th June 2017 – SPAIN, Vitoria, Azkena Rock Festival 2017
19th August 2017 – UK, Tilford, Weyfest Festival
Just Announced
Sat 30th September 2017 – UK, Pontipridd, Uni Arts Centre
Sun 1st October 2017 – UK, Southampton, The Brook
Tues 3rd October 2017 – UK, Belfast, Limelight
Wed 4th October 2017 – EIRE, Dublin, Academy Greenroom
Fri 6th October 2017 – UK, Buckley, Tivoli
Sat 7th October 2017 – UK, Bilston, Robin 2
Sun 8th October 2017 – UK, Newcastle, Academy 2
Tues 10th October 2017 – UK, Glasgow, Classic Grand
Wed 11th October 2017 – UK, York, Fibbers
Thurs 12th October 2017 – UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Fri 20th October 2017 – UK, London, Electric Ballroom

UK tour tickets go osnale at 10am GMT Wednesday 24th May 2017 and are available through all usual outlets. Support TBC.

Produced by the band and mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith), "Inglorious II" further enhances the standing of this remarkable band. From the body blow riffs of "Read All About It," to the beautiful melodies of upcoming first single "I Don't Need Your Loving", from the groove of "High Class Woman" to the classic feeling ballad "Making Me Pay", this is an album that shows 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.

The album is available as a standard CD and also as a Deluxe CD/DVD edition. The DVD will feature a previously unavailable live performance from Download Festival 2016 plus extra bonus content, including videos for forthcoming singles "I Don't Need Your Loving" and "Taking The Blame". A vinyl release is also available through Frontiers Music Srl partners Soulfood.

 Justin Bieber Adds More Support To British Summer Time Show.

Justin Bieber.Monday 22nd May 2017
The biggest pop star on the planet, Justin Bieber, is headlining the summer's hottest show at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on Sunday 2nd July... and now even more superstar guests are being added to the list.

Joining the line up alongside EDM impresario Martin Garrix, unapologetic pop artist Tove Lo and Brit Award-nominated rising star Anne-Marie are: Naughty Boy, Jain, Mabel, Nina Nesbitt, Sheppard, Will Heard, James Hersey, Louis The Child, Anna of the North, Skinny Living, Dagny and Glowie.

For his Hyde Park debut, Justin Bieber is bringing back his Purpose World Tour, which concluded its UK leg last year with two massive sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena. This is the only chance to experience the hit-filled and complete stadium production at a festival in the UK this year!

Newly announced to join Justin is hit-making artist and ground-breaking producer, Naughty Boy - set to work his magic in front of thousands of music fans at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park. The platinum-selling British talent has worked with some of the biggest names on the planet, including Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran. He has racked up five Top 10 UK singles including the #1 smash 'La La La' featuring Sam Smith and #4 hit 'Runnin' (Lose It All)' featuring Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin.

French pop sensation Jain is on the cusp of a global takeover – and there is no place better to catch this rising star than at her Hyde Park debut. Tipped by The Independent as One to Watch in 2017 and endorsed by tastemaker Jaden Smith, this compelling performer has already clocked up a #1 hit in her native France with 'Come', accompanied by no less than 54 million views on YouTube. Jain has earned rave reviews on tour with Christine and The Queens, and now it's London's turn for a treat.

Mabel has music in her blood, as the daughter of Nineties singer Neneh Cherry, the pioneer of early R'n'B, and Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey. After breaking out with her debut track 'Know Me Better' in 2015, Mabel has gone strength to strength. Last year, she was shortlisted as BBC Sound Of 2016, and supported Years& Years on their UK tour. 2017 marks another big year for the R'n'B singer, she is set to release her newest EP 'Bedroom' this May and we are ecstatic that Hyde Park will be one of the first to witness it live.

Edinburgh born, singer/songwriter Nina Nesbitt's infectious pop hits include 'Stay Awake' and more recently 'Chewing Gum', taken from her 2016 EP 'Modern Love'. After a brief hiatus and new signing, Nina is set to return this year with highly anticipated new music that sees her leave behind her teenage years and embark on something a lot deeper than before.

Making a welcome return to Hyde Park since their 2015 appearance is Australian band, Sheppard. The six-piece indy group issued the single "Geronimo" in 2014; it shot to #1 at home while also gaining traction in the UK and beyond. This year, the band also make a return to supporting Justin Bieber, they played during the Australian leg of his Purpose World Tour back in March.  

Londoner Will Heard burst onto the scene back in 2013 when he featured on Klangkarussell's acclaimed single 'Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine)'. He went on to release his debut EP 'Trust' in February this year, with newer dance hits including 'I Better Love You'. Prepare yourselves for a party, Hyde Park!

Adding to the range of international talent on this line up is Vienna-born, indie-electro artist James Hersey. The singer-songwriter has racked up over 75 million Spotify streams for his break out single 'Miss You' and his latest single 'Everyone's Talking' is following hot on its heels.

Boasting over 50 million Spotify streams, Chicago duo Louis the Child are also heading to Hyde Park this summer. Best known for their electronic festival-ready anthems, including 'It's Strange,' Icona Pop collaboration 'Weekend,' and 'Fire', there's no doubt the pair will be hyping up the crowds ready for Bieber this July.

Hailing from Norway, Scandinavian pop sensation Anna of the North has already gained critical acclaim from the likes of tastemaker i-D. The band, made up of Anna Lotterud and her producer Brady, will be bringing their all to Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park – and we cannot wait.

With their soulful vocals and four-way harmonies, Skinny Living already have people talking with the release of their most recent EP 'III", so they're sure to grab the attending of Hyde Park this summer.  

In late 2015, Dagny delivered an energetic and enigmatic anthem with "Backbeat." Following its world premiere on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show, the Norway born and London-based songstress amassed over 9 million streams on Spotify. With new music expected for the Norweigan star, Dagny has a big year ahead and now Hyde Park is a part of it!

Icelandic newcomer Glowie garnered some serious attention last year with catchy tunes "No Lie" and "One Day", and her reputation for colourful, high energy live performances has secured her place as one of the hottest acts to catch this summer!

Prepare for a super deluxe pop day at Hyde Park with Justin Bieber on Sunday 2nd July, joined by Martin Garrix, Tove Lo, Naughty Boy, Anne-Marie, Jain, Mabel, Nina Nesbitt, Sheppard, Will Heard, James Hersey, Louis The Child, Anna of the North, Skinny Living, Dagny and Glowie.

Also headlining at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017 is Phil Collins (30th June), Green Day (1st July), Kings of Leon (6th July), The Killers (8th July) and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (9th July). Full supporting line-ups are to be announced.

Now approaching its fifth year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has been host to some of the biggest and best live acts since its debut in 2013. From The Rolling Stones to Carole King, The Libertines to The Who, Kylie to Stevie Wonder, Black Sabbath to Taylor Swift, music history has been written almost night by night.

 Neck Deep Announce Third Studio Album 'The Peace And The Panic'.

Neck Deep.Sunday 21st May 2017
Life, as anyone who has experienced even a little of it will tell you, is a series of peaks and troughs; victories and defeats; euphoric rises and disastrous falls. 

For Wrexham pop-punks Neck Deep, the trajectory of the last half decade has been, seemingly, one of unbridled success. Comprehensively the most successful British band in the history of their genre, and with an average age of just 23, they have risen – at a pace so head-spinning it nearly snapped necks – to become the zeitgeist capturing band of their generation and scene. They've scored Kerrang! and Alternative Press awards along the way, completed two summer-long stints and Warped Tour to unprecedented crowds, worked alongside legends like Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and completed a 2016 headline world tour of their own which took in some 15 countries across four months and sold in excess of 52,000 tickets.

Moreover, their second full-length album 'Life's Not Out To Get You' smashed its way in to the top 10 of both the UK and U.S. album charts and has shipped more than 150,000 copies worldwide to date. It both catapulted the the band to the front of the pack and effortlessly captured the essence of what problem free young adulthood is all about in the way only truly great pop-punk can.

But, as frontman Ben Barlow ruefully points out, "Maybe we were tempting fate a bit with that album title – it's felt like life has been out to get us since then."

Indeed, following the release of 'LNOTGY', the young men in Neck Deep endured several sharp, stinging reminders of life's ability to pull the rug from underneath you. They've had some growing up to do, and along the way have faced down more demons than most their age ever have to.

"My dad died whilst I was away on tour with the band and so did Fil's," nods Barlow sombrely. "We both lost friends during that period of time too, one of Fil's oldest mates in a car crash. It gave us a stark realisation of the double nature of things. With the good naturally comes the bad but we were going through what felt like a period of uninterrupted good. Then, all of a sudden we got smashed with the most horrible stuff imaginable."

To that end, Neck Deep's third album – the philosophically entitled 'The Peace And The Panic' — is a meditation on the constant duality of life and the struggles that come with it. It comes blessed with an acknowledgement that seizing the day and having a laugh with your mates is important, but so is the personal growth that comes with pain and existential crisis.

"It's not all 'Let's have a party and grab a beer' this time," surmises the frontman. "But I wouldn't say it's pessimistic, just realistic. Trying to make something of your life is a big theme on this record, as is dealing with depression and anxiety. There are some political songs in there as well – we're at a point where we're comfortable using our voices to talk about those things."

Aptly enough, the pair of lead singles the band have selected from the record reflect both the 'Peace' and 'Panic' sides of a coin that constantly spins across the album's 11 tracks. 'Where Do We Go When We Go' sees Barlow and his band wrestling with mortality, but recognising that 'There's a world full of possibilities / and a million people just like you'  whilebacked by the sort of infectious bounce and major-league chorus that we have come to love and expect from them.

'Happy Judgement Day' meanwhile is all spidering riffing and wide-eyed terror at the brutal and feckless nature of a society edging ever closer to the apocalypse. The best bit of all: both songs sound unequivocally like Neck Deep on the top of their game. That such a three-dimensional approach would (and frequently does) elude lesser bands is testament to the ambition, commitment and musicianship the five-piece are now bringing to the table. Working alongside producer Mike Green (Pierce The Veil, Paramore) they have imbued 'The Peace And The Panic' with a sonic sophistication and depth that goes far beyond the 'generic pop-punk' template and matches lyrical changes of pace and tone with ease.

"It's still very much a Neck Deep record," notes Barlow, "but we don't want to be one trick ponies. We did pop-punk very well on the last album, but I think a lot of people who think they don't like us will find plenty to discover on this one."

And whether that's in the sidewinding groove and personal manifesto of 'Don't Wait', or the wide-screen summer road-trip anthem of 'Heavy Lies', it's clear that this is a collection of songs full of a newfound, and deeper, confidence.

"We've all found ourselves in the last few years and grown up a bit," finishes Ben. "I've had to do a lot of soul-searching and maybe I've been hardened by life a little bit, but I feel ready to take on the world again, just in a different way."

The truth, as anyone who has even a little experience will tell you, is that when life takes away it also gives – in self-confidence, in conviction and in a galvanised dedication to expressing what lies inside you in the very best way you can. Neck Deep are here to prove that, and a whole lot more besides.

Here's to The Peace And The Panic. 
1) Motion Sickness
2) Happy Judgement Day
3) In Bloom
4) 19 Seventy Sumthin'
5) Parachute
6) Don't Wait (feat. Sam Carter)
7) Heavy Lies
8) Critical Mistake
9) The Grand Delusion
10) Wish You Were Here
11) Where Do We Go When We Go

 Papa Roach 8th Studio album 'Crooked Teeth' Out Now.

Papa Roach.Sunday 22nd May 2017
Vacaville, California-based rock band Papa Roach have released another new track taken from their forthcoming 8th studio album 'Crooked Teeth' due 19th May via Eleven Seven Music. Check out 'None Of The Above' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQhU6yTntK8

The album was recorded at Steakhouse Studio in North Hollywood, California, with production from Nicholas "RAS" Furlong and Colin Brittain with the exception of 'Born For Greatness', which saw Papa Roach collaborate with writer / producer Jason Evigan. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix said: "The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that 2000's Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire."
The track listing is as follows;
Disc 1
01. 'Break The Fall'
02. 'Crooked Teeth'
03. 'My Medication'
04. 'Born For Greatness'
05. 'American Dreams'
06. 'Periscope' (feat. Skylar Grey)
07. 'Help'
08. 'Sunrise Trailer Park' (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
09. 'Traumatic'
10. 'None Of The Above'
11. 'Richochet'*
12. 'Nothing'*
13. 'Bleeding Through'*
*deluxe edition bonus tracks

Disc 2 (deluxe edition only)
01. 'Intro' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
02. 'Face Everything And Rise' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
03. 'Getting Away With Murder' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
04. 'Between Angels And Insects' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
05. 'Where Did The Angels Go?' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
06. 'Broken Home' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
07. 'Burn' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
08. 'Forever' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
09. 'Scars' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
10. 'Lifeline' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
11. 'Infest' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
12. 'Kick In The Teeth' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
13. 'Broken As Me' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
14. 'Still Swingin'' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
15. 'To Be Loved' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
16. 'Last Resort' (live at Fillmore Detroit)

 Cock Sparrer To Release First Album In Ten Years.

Cocksparrer.Sunday 21st May 2017
COCK SPARRER are widely considered to be one of the most influential Street Punk bands in history.

2017 sees them celebrate their 45th Anniversary.

The thing about Sparrer is that they're not just a band. They are childhood friends and have been making a noise since they got together way back in 1972. They were playing, drinking, going to football and generally making a nuisance of themselves when the late 1970s punk scene started in London. Finally it seemed that there were hundreds of likeminded people with the same attitude.

However, the boys were from the wrong side of town and didn’t quite fit in with the ‘art school’ scene - they were more at home on the terraces wearing jeans and Dr Martens boots than being fashion victims in bondage trousers. They’ve always done things the way they wanted to. As Punk ended up with its own set of rules they were always on the outside as they just didn’t buy into it.

Despite being courted by Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren (who they turned away for not buying a round of drinks), early tours with the Small Faces, Thin Lizzy, Motorhead, Slade amongst others and a record deal with Decca, the ‘music industry’ just wasn’t ready for Cock Sparrer.

British music paper SOUNDS sums it up perfectly in a live review from April 1978:

“Musically and visually, the Cock Sparrer crew are just about as motley and uncouth as its possible for a band to project. Imagine five collectively imageless Cockneys with hair length varying from skinhead to Woody Roller, wearing clothes that looked they pool from the jumble sales, and singing about how East End life is tough but fun…(they)…create a good time sound that occasionally approximates to the original spirit of Slade.”

When the Oi! Scene started in 1980 the band found themselves on a number of compilation albums and a new breed of fans discovered them. This was Punk from the streets and Sparrer and their fans just seemed to fit in. 1983 saw the release of the bands first official album, the seminal SHOCK TROOPS which today is a certified classic and regularly features in the ‘most influential punk album ever’ polls.

Never having got (or needed) the critical acclaim they deserved from the music press the band went largely unnoticed by the masses. However, this brought them cult status amongst those that mattered; the real punk fans and the band have kept that spirit alive for the past 45 years.

1992 saw the resurgence of the band to a level that they never expected. Many new bands had come along and all cited Cock Sparrer as an influence or “the Godfathers of Street Punk”. What followed was the ability to go anywhere in the world, any night of the week and play to packed venues all singing their hearts out.

Rarely do a band get the reaction that these guys do. A Cock Sparrer show is an event. It’s like cup final day. A family singalong. Theirs is a career in reverse, they’re bigger now than they ever were. Regularly headlining all the major punk festivals in Europe and occasionally hitting the US to headline events such as Punk Rock Bowling and Riot Fest.

2017 see’s the band release “FOREVER”, their first album since 2007s Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) produced album HERE WE STAND.
Cock Sparrer – 45 years on, still five blokes in a pub, five mates having a laugh, more than just a band.

With a ten year gap between Cock Sparrer's last album "Here We Stand" and the present day, 2017 sees the release of their new full length album, "Forever". Recorded over a four month period between the end of 2016 and February 2017, "Forever" is a collection of songs written in what only can be described as "the Cock Sparrer way". Anthemic, filled with hooks and with lyrics relating to real life, the album is the next chapter in the band's amazing career.

So where does it go from here? Who knows? They remain humbled that people still come out in their numbers to see them and will always be grateful for that.

When Cock Sparrer formed in 1972 all they wanted to do was have a laugh, pull some birds and give everyone a good night out.

2 out of 3 ain’t bad.

 LAcuna Coil Release New Music Video.

LAcuna Coil.Sunday 21st May 2017
After previously launching a video clip for the song “Blood, Tears, Dust” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9sVUqOhcPU) LACUNA COIL are now revealing the full story of their two conceptual videos with their latest clip for the song “You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You”. Like “Blood, Tears, Dust” the video was directed and edited by Cosimo Alemà and produced by the production company Borotalco.

Check out the new video here: https://youtu.be/nNRokMpmyCo

Cristina Scabbia (vocals): “The videos we shot with Cosimo Alemà are exactly what we wanted to deliver visually, especially if connected with a record like ’Delirium’. The darkness, the intensity, the script itself are taking the viewer to the dimension we wanted to be transported to. ‘You Love Me 'Cause I Hate You’ and ‘Blood, Tears, Dust’ are tightened together in a twisted story that I like a lot as there is so much that can be defined with each one’s imagination. Interpreting different characters was also exciting, an interesting challenge I hadn’t faced until then. I hope the viewers can capture the magic we breathed while we shot them.”

Andrea Ferro (vocals): “Every age has its form of storytelling, and video clips have been a huge part of our culture. Talking with Cosimo (Alemà/director) and our label we decided to create something to bring back the artistic quality video clips used to have. We put our love for cinema into our video for the song ‘You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You’, as you will see there is a clear inspiration from TV series like ‘True Detective’ and also a certain ‘Twin Peaks’/’Resident Evil’ vibe. We wanted the viewers to contemplate the story and question what it really means. There is also a tight connection with the previous video for the song ‘Blood, Tears, Dust’ as both clips should be considered almost as one single piece. The videos clearly explore the main theme of our latest album, ‘Delirium’, and all its madness and symbols. It's been a really great and challenging experience to be on the set for several days and work in ‘cinema style’ for the very first time to create something completely new for LACUNA COIL.”

Both songs are taken from LACUNA COIL’s latest album: Fresh, dark and extremely powerful are only a few of the best ways to accurately describe “Delirium”, which encompasses the strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the 90’s twisted with goth elements into a modern style. The band hasn’t finished their extensive touring cycle, so catch LACUNA COIL live at one of the following shows and festivals:

19.05.17 (CH) Solothurn - Kulturfabrik Kofmel
20.05.17 (CH) Monthey - Irreversible Festival
22.05.17 (IS) Tel Aviv - Hateatron Club
24.05.17 (FI) Tampere - Yo Talo
26.05.17 (RUS) St. Petersburg - Aurora Club
27.05.17 (RUS) Moscow - Volta Club
01.07.17 (IT) Cagliari - Arena Sant'Elia (+ CJ Ramone)
05.-08.07.17 (DE) Ballenstedt - Rock Harz Festival
08.07.17 (IT) Sabbioneta (MN) - Sabbio Summer Fest
13.-16.07.17 (CZ) Vizovice - Masters OF Rock
22.07.17 (DE) Esslingen - Riverside Festival
28.07.17 (RO) Sibiu - Art Mania Festival
01.08.17 (IT) Treviso - Suoni di Marca Festival
02.08.17 (IT) Filago - Filagosto Festival
03.-05.08.17 (DE) Wacken - Wacken Open Air
06.08.17 (IT) Manduria (TA) - South's Cheyenne International Bike Show & Rock Metal Festival

LACUNA COIL recently announced that they will be joining Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica on the North American leg of the band's "Ultimate Principal" Tour. The month-long September trek marks LACUNA COIL's first US tour dates in over a year, as the band continues to support their latest full length studio album, “Delirium”. Joining LACUNA COIL and Epica on the Ultimate Principal Tour are INSOMNIUM & Elantris.

LACUNA COIL North America tour dates with Epica, INSOMNIUM & Elantris
31.08.17 (USA) Boston, MA - Royale
01.09.17 (CAN) Montreal, QC - Metropolis
02.09.17 (CAN) Quebec City, QC - Imperial Theater
03.09.17 (CAN) Toronto, ON - Opera House
05.09.17 (USA) Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
06.09.17 (USA) Joliet, IL - The Forge
08.09.17 (USA) Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
09.09.17 (USA) The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
11.09.17 (USA) Seattle, WA - The Showbox
12.09.17 (USA) Portland, OR - The Hawthorne Theater 
14.09.17 (USA) Berkeley, CA - The UC Theater
15.09.17 (USA) Los Angeles, CA - The Novo
16.09.17 (USA) Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
17.09.17 (USA) Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
19.09.17 (USA) San Antonio, TX - Alamo Music Hall
20.09.17 (USA) Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live!
21.09.17 (USA) Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
23.09.17 (USA) Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
24.09.17 (USA) Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live
25.09.17 (USA) Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
27.09.17 (USA) Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live!
28.09.17 (USA) Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
29.09.17 (USA) New York, NY - Playstation Theater

 Dragonforce Release 'Ashes Of The Dawn' Music Video.

Dragonforce.Sunday 22nd May 2017
DRAGONFORCE have released a new music video for their song “Ashes Of The Dawn”. With their brand new album ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ hitting the shops this Friday, the international metal superstars help their fans to pass the time and treat them with the release of the third single that comes along with a spectacular music video.

Watch the video here:  https://youtu.be/DFeBkHJUZDg

‘Reaching Into Infinity’ will be released on earMUSIC on May 19th and will be available as standard edition, special edition including two bonus tracks and a multi-angle bonus DVD as well as vinyl.

Album pre orders are available from:

CD:  http://smarturl.it/DF_Infinity_CD
CD+DVD: http://smarturl.it/DF_Infninity_CD_DVD
LP: http://smarturl.it/DF_Infinity_LP
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/DF_Infinity_iTunes

The UK leg of the Reaching Into Infinity World Tour will kick off on 4th October at Glasgow's Garage.

DRAGONFORCE live

04 Oct        Glasgow - The Garage
05 Oct        Newcastle - Riverside
06 Oct        York - Fibbers
07 Oct        Sheffield - Corporation
08 Oct        Manchester - Sound Control
11 Oct        Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
12 Oct        Cardiff - Globe
13 Oct        London - Electric Ballroom
14 Oct        Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
15 Oct        Tunbridge Wells - Forum
16 Oct        Dover - The Booking Hall

 While She Sleeps Release Video For 'Empire Of Silence'.

While She Sleeps.Sunday 21st May 2017
While She Sleeps have released a new music video for 'Empire of Silence', one of the tracks from their recent top ten album 'You Are We'. Filmed across the band's sold out headline tour over the past few weeks, the visuals capture the fervent intensity of the While She Sleeps live experience and demonstrate the very real connection between the band and their fans. It's a connection that has fuelled 'You Are We' from inception to release and is at the very heart of the band's ethos. While She Sleeps will continue to hit the road hard throughout 2017 and beyond with forthcoming dates across Australia and Asia this summer and a Reading & Leeds festival slot which will see them headline The Pit stage.

Made with Carl Bown, who also produced 'Brainwashed', the songs that comprise the band's third full-length 'You Are We' reaffirm While She Sleeps as one of the most inspiring, riotous and important voices in British music today, demonstrating both their continued musical evolution and their incisive social conscience.

UK TOUR DATES:
http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeTour
JUNE
01/06 – The Globe, Cardiff
02/06 – The Hub, Plymouth
16/06 – The Booking Hall, Dover
OTHER
25-27/08/17 – Reading & Leeds Festivals
04/09 – St Pancras Old Church, London, UK (acoustic) – RESCHEDULED

 Barb Wire Dolls To Release New Album 'Rub My Mind'

Barb Wire Dolls.Sunday 21st May 2017
Following up on a very successful 2016, Barb Wire Dolls are set to release their brand new album "Rub My Mind" on June 16th 2017, via Motörhead Music. The band is also pleased to announce their headline UK/European tour, which will kick off in May 2017.

"Back in the U.S.S.A.", the first single taken from the new album, is a two and half minute fiery social statement of satirical punk-rock heaven that well represents the true sentiment of the record. The video has been premiered on May 11th on Kerrang! and can be watched here:

http://www.kerrang.com/48533/barb-wire-dolls-premiere-new-video-back-ussa/

"Rub My Mind" was recorded in the Joshua Tree desert at legendary studio Rancho De La Luna in California, where Iggy Pop and Queens Of The Stone Age made their seminal albums. Produced and mixed by Jay Baumgardner (Evanescene, John Fogerty, Bush), "Rub My Mind" is a collection of thirteen eclectic tracks that reflects on the state of our world, how to deal with it - and how to escape it! "Rub My Mind" builds on the energetic platform of their last two releases - "Slit" (2013) and "Desperate" (2016) - delivering an album that confidently grabs your immediate attention. "Rub My Mind" soundscape blends the melodic rage of lead guitarist and former pro surfer and skateboarder Pyn Doll, the crunchy rhythm guitar of Remmington, the pulsating bass of Iriel Blaque, the Bonham-esque power of Krash Doll on drums; all led by Isis Queen's dynamic vocals and flamboyant presence. Dedicated to legend Lemmy, the album is an exciting retro cocktail of late '70s influenced punk and '90s grunge refracted through the prism of 2017.

Hailing from an artist commune on the island of Crete, Barb Wire Dolls, sold everything they owned and left crisis-ridden Greece in 2010 for Los Angeles, at the invite of legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. The band's electrifying rock did not go unnoticed by the elder statesman of the Sunset Strip, the incomparable, irreplaceable Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead. After seeing Barb Wire Dolls live, Lemmy took an immediate interest in the band and had them signed to the Motörhead Music record label. 

Having played over eight hundred shows in twenty five countries, and with an extensive and diverse live support under their belt, including the likes of GBH, Status Quo, NOFX and Steel Panther, Barb Wire Dolls now hit the road on a full UK/European headline tour this May. The old continent show-run will be followed by 41 summer dates across America on the 2017 Vans Warped Tour.

UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
10.05 – Tube Club, Dusseldorf, DE
11.05 – Tommy Weissbecker Haus, Berlin, DE
12.05 – High Voltage, Copenhagen, DK
13.05 – Menschenzoo, Hamburg, DE
15.05 – Elpee, Deinze, BE
16.05 – Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
17.05 – The Anvil, Bournemouth, UK
18.05 – The Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes, UK
19.05 – Nambucca, London, UK
20.05 – Rebellion, Manchester, UK
21.05 – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesborough, UK
22.05 – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
23.05 – The Tunnels, Aberdeen, UK
24.05 – Bannermans. Edinburgh, UK
25.05 – The Fulford Arms, York, UK
26.05 – Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham, UK
27.05 – Uprising Festival, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
29.05 – La Machine A Vapeur, Nancy, FR
30.05 – Dynamo Werk 21, Zurich, CH
31.05 – Kreativfabrik, Wiesbaden, DE
01.06 – Glockenbachwerkstatt, Munich, DE
02.06 – Rockhouse, Salzberg, AT
04.06 – Rock In Park Fest/Legend Club, Milan, IT
05.06 - Circolo Arci Blackstar, Ferrara, IT
07.06 – Robot, Budapest, HU
08.06 – Weberknecht, Vienna, AT
09.06 – Eleven Club, Brno, CZ
10.06 – Alte Kaserne, Landshut, DE

Tickets are available for purchase now, through usual outlets.

 In This Moment Announce New Album 'Ritual'.

In This Moment.Sunday 21st May 2017
IN THIS MOMENT's sixth studio album 'Ritual' is set for release on 21st July via Atlantic Records with first track 'Oh Lord' premiering via video on their official YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/XqdYHnulCms

You can pre-order 'Ritual' from today at the following link - https://roadrunnerrecords.lnk.to/itmritual - with all digital pre-orders coming with an instant grat download of 'Oh Lord' and further tracks to follow in the weeks leading into album release.  Exclusive pre-order bundles, which include custom IN THIS MOMENT branded rosary beads are also available at the band's webstore - http://www.inthismomentofficial.com/ritual.

Produced by longtime collaborator and multiple GRAMMY® Award nominee, Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch), 'Ritual' sees IN THIS MOMENT pushing their dark sound forward with a provocative sense of metallic blues and doom.  Highlights include a dramatic re-imagination of Phil Collins' classic 'In The Air Tonight', as well as 'Black Wedding,' a walk down the aisle of musical madness that sees IN THIS MOMENT's frontwoman Maria Brink sharing the mic with legendary Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford.

"It's like we're going into the next realm," says Brink. "I had a conviction of feeling empowered in my life and with myself.  I always write from a personal place, and I needed to share that sense of strength.  I've never been afraid to hold back.  Sometimes, I can be very suggestive.  However, I wanted to show our fans that this is the most powerful side of myself and it's without overt sexuality.  It's that deeper serious fire inside of my heart."

"When fans hear this, I want them to feel the music, whether they take away sadness, anger, or happiness," adds IN THIS MOMENT lead guitarist Chris Howorth. "As a kid, I remember listening to records and putting them on repeat over and over again. I'd love for the world to listen and absorb this as a piece of work."

IN THIS MOMENT will herald 'Ritual' on a major North American tour, beginning in June and featuring support from such like-minded bands as MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, VIMIC, LITTLE MISS NASTY, and STARSET.  For complete details and ticket information, please visit inthismomentofficial.com/tour.

 Waterparks Announce First Ever UK Headline Tour.

Waterparks.Sunday 14th May 2017
Following their recent UK tour supporting All Time Low and ahead of their appearances at the Slam Dunk festivals later this month, Houston's Waterparks have announced their first full UK headline tour for September. Dates for the tour can be found below. with tickets on sale from Monday 15th May at 9am at http://www.waterparksband.com

SEPTEMBER
21: BRISTOL FLEECE
22: NOTTINGHAM RESCUE ROOMS
23: NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY 2
24: GLASGOW KING TUTS
26: LEEDS KEY CLUB
27: MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3
28: LONDON UNDERWORLD
29: BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY 2
30: BRIGHTON THE HAUNT

 Alice Cooper Announces New Studio album 'Paranormal'.

Alice Cooper.Thursday 11th May 2017
earMUSIC is proud to announce the worldwide signing of legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper.

"Paranormal", Alice Cooper's new studio album, his first in 6 years, will be released on July 28th, 2017 on earMUSIC as 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set and Digital.

The 12 track album has been recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a very special bonus CD – a mini-album consisting of three brand new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce alongside carefully selected live recordings.

"Paranormal" also features special guest appearances by U2's Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple's Roger Glover.

Alice Cooper will be touring extensively this year in support of "Paranormal", visiting cities in the USA, Europe, Australasia.

His UK dates are his first headline tour in 5 years:

Alice Cooper With Special Guests The Mission and The Tubes

11/11/17  Leeds - FIRST DIRECT ARENA (UK)
12/11/17 Glasgow - THE SSE HYDRO (UK)
14/11/17 Birmingham - BARCLAYCARD ARENA (UK)
15/11/17 Manchester - Manchester Arena (UK)
16/11/17 London - SSE Arena at Wembley (UK)

 Bad Omens Announce Debut UK Tour.

Bad Omens.Thursday 11th May 2017
Los Angeles quintet BAD OMENS have announced their first ever tour of the UK. 

Having amassed a die hard following in the US through tours with Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Upon A Burning Body, Attilla and New Years Day, BAD OMENS will finally bring their exciting mix of melodic metalcore, eclectic electronics and sweeping soundscapes to the UK next month.

"We can't wait to perform overseas for the first time and meet all of our international fans - especially the ones that have been actively supporting us online since day one, and waiting so patiently for us finally make it over,” declares frontman NOAH SEBASTIAN. “We're gonna make it worth it."

BAD OMENS crashed onto the scene with the 2016 release of debut single ‘The Worst In Me’, which garnered 860,000 views in its first month alone. A year later to the very day, it’s fast approaching 2.5 million views. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/cFWeW1pBYkM

Details of the official UK release of their self-titled debut album via Sumerian Records will be revealed soon.

BAD OMENS in the UK June 2017:
16th June - Manchester Satan’s Hollow http://smarturl.it/BO-Manchester
18th June - Glasgow Audio http://smarturl.it/BO-Glasgow
19th June - Birmingham The Flapper http://smarturl.it/BO-Birmingham
20th June - London Boston Music Room http://smarturl.it/BO-London

 The Haunted Finish Work On New Studio Album.

The Haunted.Thursday 11th May 2017
After playing a string of tour dates with Meshuggah in the UK and Arch Enemy in Central Europe, Swedish Thrash Metallers THE HAUNTED have been busy these past few weeks with the recording and mixing process of their upcoming, 9th studio album effort. Recorded at Parlour Studios in the UK with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Exploited), the album is entitled “Strength In Numbers” and will be released worldwide via Century Media Records on August 25th, 2017.

THE HAUNTED’s guitarist Ola Englund has checked in with the following comment: “Working on “Strength In Numbers” with Russ Russell as an engineer and producer has been an incredible experience. His attitude and positivity has helped us to truly do our best when recording. He’s just a killer guy to be around!”, before adding: “All the tracking for the album has been completed and Russ is right in the middle of mixing and mastering it. And from the early mixes I’ve heard, it’s shaping up to be insanely heavy. No clean singing, no banjo, no pickup trucks...so fans of country music are gonna hate it, haha! Seriously: Heads are gonna roll. In a good way...”

A video teaser from recording sessions can now be seen here: https://youtu.be/sWHJnmXxfFY

In addition to being added to Sweden Rock Festival, THE HAUNTED have recently also confirmed a first string of touring across Scandinavia in support of the upcoming album.

Here are the dates so far:

THE HAUNTED – Live 2017:
07.06.2017 Sölvesborg (Sweden) - Sweden Rock Festival
31.08.2017 Oslo (Norway) - Blå
01.09.2017 Stavanger (Norway) - Folken
02.09.2017 Bergen (Norway) - Hulen
08.09.2017 Örebro (Sweden) - Frimis Salonger + Witchery
09.09.2017 Linköping (Sweden) - The Crypt + Witchery
15.09.2017 Borlänge (Sweden) - Liljan
16.09.2017 Sundsvall (Sweden) - Club Destroyer
21.09.2017 Göteborg (Sweden) - Pustervik + Witchery
22.09.2017 Stockholm (Sweden) - Debaser Strand + Witchery
23.09.2017 Malmö (Sweden) - KB + Witchery
29.09.2017 Hultsfred (Sweden) - Mörkaste Småland Festival
30.09.2017 Eskilstuna (Sweden) - Loket
07.10.2017 Hoogeveen (The Netherlands) - Graveland Fest
More dates coming soon…

 Goo Goo Dolls To Release New EP.

Goo Goo Dolls.Wednesday 10th May 2017
On May 12thGoo Goo Dolls will be releasing a new EP (digitally) entitled 'You Should Be Happy'. It will also be released on CD on June 16th via Warner Bros Records.

Recorded at East West studios in LA it was produced by Drew Pearson (OneRepublic, Katy Perry) who first collaborated with the band on their most recent album, Boxes.  The first single, 'Use Me' was written by John Rzeznik and Drew Pearson. 

Tracklisting is:
Tattered Edge – You Should Be Happy
Use Me
30K Feet
Walk Away
Boxes

The band have confirmed a number of summer tour dates, kicking off on June 23rd at the St. Kitts Music Festival, followed by their 'Long Way Home'  North American tour starting on July 14th through to Sept 17th. 

Goo Goo Dolls – featuring singer and guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist and singer Robby Takac – have been on the road constantly since the release of their 11th studio album, Boxes, lauded by the likes of People, Huffington Post, Metro who called the album a "step forward in the band's extensive repertoire"  and Classic Rock who judged it an "expertly judged slice of plaintive pop musicBoxes features hit "So Alive," which the Goo Goo Dolls performed everywhere from The Today Show and The Talk to Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan. Watch the official video below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCtsVsQsBxo

The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Goo Goo Dolls are one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music, selling more than 12 million albums since 1986. They have scored 14 Top 10 radio hits (more than any other artist in the history of the Hot AC format), including "Name," "Slide," and "Iris," the latter spending nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and holding the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. The band has toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous awards (including four Grammy nominations), and recorded and released eleven studio albums. Rzeznik has also been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award

 Obey The Brave To Release New Album On The 2nd June.

Obey The Brave.Wednesday 10th May 2017
Obey The Brave has shared a new video today for "Drama". The song is off the band's third full-length Mad Season out June 2 on Epitaph.

Front man Alex Erian explains "Sonically and visually, this new song and video mark a new turn in our career.  We stepped out of our comfort zone and drove ourselves to new limits, trying out different ideas while maintaining the heaviness and energy from our Young Blood days. As soon as I heard that riff, all I could hear in my head was Steve's voice over and over again.  He and I have been writing and performing together in Despised Icon for 15 years.  That chemistry definitely shines on this single🔥"

Watch the video for Obey The Brave's "Drama" now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olBp21Lt6gw

 The follow-up to 2014's Salvation, Mad Season came to life during an especially tumultuous period for Obey The Brave (vocalist Alex Erian, guitarists John Campbell and Terrence McAuley, bassist Cory Wilson, and drummer Stevie Morotti). But after a lineup change and a series of false starts in the studio, the band emerged with their most ambitious yet viscerally potent album so far.

Co-produced by McAuley—who worked alongside engineer/mixer Dean Hadjichristou (Protest The Hero, Parkway Drive)—Mad Season also proves to be Obey The Brave's most stylistically diverse work to date. In addition to featuring a collaboration with French Canadian rap group Loud Lary Ajust (on the beat-heavy "RIP"), Mad Season finds Erian expanding his vocal approach and introducing a singing style inspired by old-school punk.

Pre-orders for Mad Season are available at http://obeythebrave.com/

MAD SEASON TRACKLIST:
1. On Thin Ice
2. Drama
3. On Our Own
4. Mad Season
5. 97 Again
6. Les Temps Sont Durs
7. Low Key
8. Feed The Fire
9. The Distance
10. Way It Goes
11. RIP
12. This Is It

Obey The Brave formed in January 2012, with its members hailing from Montreal and Ottawa. Fueled by a strong DIY ethic, the band released its debut album Young Blood that same year, and quickly adopted a relentless touring schedule. Obey The Brave have now toured the world with many fellow metalcore standard-bearers (including The Amity Affliction, Stick To Your Guns, Emmure, Attila, Terror, Carnifex, We Came As Romans), forging meaningful relationships with each audience at show after show.

Obey The Brave will be playing festivals and club shows across mainland Europe in June and July. Please see the full list of dates below:

June 22, 2017 Frankfurt @ 11er w/ Chelsea Grin (DE) - TICKETS
June 23, 2017 Ysselsteyn @ Jera On Air (NL) - TICKETS
June 24, 2017  Roitzschjora @ With Full Force (DE) - TICKETS
June 29, 2017 Saarbrücken @ Garage (DE) w/ Northlane  - TICKETS
June 30, 2017 Stuttgart @ Kellerklub (DE) w/ Northlane, Cheslea Grin  - TICKETS
July 1, 2017 Münster @ Vainstream Rockfest (DE) - TICKETS
July 2, 2017 Aschaffenburg @ HC Summer Fest (DE) w/ Comeback Kid - TICKETS
July 3, 2017 Dornbirn @ Conrad Sohm (AT)  w/ Northlane, Chelsea Grin – TICKES   
July 4, 2017  Regensburg @ Airport (DE) w/ Deez Nuts, Northlane, Chelsea Grin  - TICKETS
July 7, 2017  Viveiro @ Ressurection Festival (ES) - TICKETS
July 15, 2017 Goldenstedt @ Afdreiht Un Buten (DE) - TICKETS
July 22, 2017  Velké Meziříčí @ Fajtfest  (CZ) - TICKETS

 Inglorious To Release New Album Friday'.

Inglorious.Wednesday 10th May 2017
As previously announced, Frontiers Music Srl are pleased to be releasing the follow up to the critically acclaimed self-titled debut from Inglorious, "Inglorious II" on May 12, 2017!  Today, the first music video from the album is world premiering. Watch the clip for "I Don't Need Your Loving" HERE.

Frontman Nathan James on the new song and video:

The "I Don't Need Your Loving" intro was written by Andreas (lead guitar) and as soon as I heard it I knew it was gonna be one of my favorites. I wrote the chorus in about 5 minutes and the song was one of the last I recorded for the album. We are so happy with how it came out and Kevin Shirley's mix took it to a whole new level. I can't wait to play it at the festivals this year!

We filmed the video at Parr St. Studios in the very room we recorded the album. We love partying in Liverpool and Parr St. is the largest recording studio in the UK outside of the capital. (Just before we shot this video Justin Bieber was in the same studio recording something...)"

A lyric video for the song "Read All About It" is available for viewing HERE

Pre-order "Inglorious II" here: http://radi.al/IngloriousII
or at the links below: 

Band Store: https://store.inglorious.com/
Amazon: http://radi.al/IngloriousIIAmazon
iTunes: http://radi.al/IngloriousIIiTunes  
Google Play: http://radi.al/IngloriousIIGooglePlay

Stream the current singles on Spotify: http://radi.al/IngloriousIISpotify

Digital pre-orders include instant downloads of "Read All About It" and "I Don't Need Your Loving". 

Produced by the band and mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith), "Inglorious II" is set to further enhance the standing of this remarkable band. From the body blow riffs of "Read All About It," to the beautiful melodies of upcoming first single "I Don't Need Your Loving", from the groove of "High Class Woman" to the classic feeling ballad "Making Me Pay", this is an album that shows 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.

The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a Deluxe CD/DVD edition. The DVD will feature a previously unavailable live performance from Download Festival 2016 plus extra bonus content, including videos for forthcoming singles "I Don't Need Your Loving" and "Taking The Blame".

A vinyl release will also be made available through Frontiers Music Srl partners Soulfood.

Consummate live performers the band already have a number of high profile shows confirmed, with more to follow through 2017. Dates announced so far are:

19th May 2017- UK, London, Islington Assembly
16th June 2017 – FRANCE, Clisson, Hellfest Festival
18th June 2017 – BELGIUM, Dessel, Graspop Festival
22nd June 2017 – DENMARK, Copenhagen Festival
24th June 2017 – SPAIN, Vitoria, Azkena Rock Festival 2017
19th August 2017 – UK, Tilford, Weyfest Festival

"Inglorious II" will be released through Frontiers Music Srl on May 12, 2017.

 The Killers Announce More Support Bands For British Summer Time.

The Killers.Wednesday 10th May 2017
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is delighted to announce that six further support acts will be joining rock giants The Killers this summer for their huge sold out London show.

The Las Vegas group's summer return will give fans an early glimpse of material from their hugely anticipated new album, alongside their much-loved classics, all in the unbeatable setting of Hyde Park. Already on the killer line up for 8th July are Elbow, Tears for Fears and White Lies.

Newly added to the line up of the summer are California indie rockers Cold War Kids, fresh off the back of their latest album release, "L.A. Divine", in April this year. Known for their bluesy sounds and timeless hits, including "First" and "Louder the Ever", their performance is guaranteed to be unmissable.

Hailing from Brighton, British Sea Power have been likened to Arcade Fire and The Cure, with their intense live performances. With their latest release "Let The Dancers Inherit the Party" achieving yet more critical acclaim, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is incredibly excited to add British Sea Power to the family this year.

Denmark natives Mew returned this year with album "Visuals", having burst onto the indie scene back in 1995 with their dream-like pop. With critics referring to the new album as capturing a creative peak, the band show no signs of slowing down and will win many more fans at Hyde Park.

Indie rockers Mystery Jets are back after a triumphant year in support of album "Curve Of The Earth", which was featured in their brilliant set at last year's Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park. They have just been nominated for a prestigious Ivor Novello award for the song "Telomere" and will be very popular returning heroes this summer.

Irish four-piece rock band The Strypes have established a loyal fan base since their formation in 2010. Citing classic bands such as The Rolling Stones and The Jam as their influences, the sharp suited youngsters will showcase their third album "Spitting Image", due for release in June.

Also added the bill is Australian singer-songwriter Alex Cameron. He gained cult status in recent years with his live performances, featuring his epic portrayal of a failed entertainer. Cameron released his debut solo album 'Jumping The Shark' last year, a synth pop gem that explores stories of tragic wannabes and failures with touching sympathy.

A top line up for the second weekend in Hyde Park! Supporting The Killers on 8th July are: Elbow, Tears for Fears, White Lies, Cold War Kids, British Sea Power, Mew, Mystery Jets, The Strypes and Alex Cameron.

With an immense catalogue of hits, including "Mr Brightside", "When You Were Young", "Human", "Read My Mind" and "Runaways", festival-goers will welcome The Killers back with open arms on 8th July.

The Killers stormed into the UK with their 2004 debut, "Hot Fuss", which went on to become among that decade's biggest selling albums and has since been hailed as one of the greatest debut albums of all time by Rolling Stone. Since then, each of the band's four studio records (Sam's Town (2006), Day & Age (2008) and Battle Born (2012) has topped the UK charts, the band clocking up over 20 million album sales and headlining festivals and arenas the world over, notably joining the rarified ranks of Wembley Stadium headliners with a sold out show there in 2013.

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017 is the essential date for summer 2017.This year's headline acts are: Phil Collins (30th June), Green Day (1st July), Justin Bieber (2nd July), Kings Of Leon (6th July), The Killers (8th July), Tom Petty& The Heartbreakers (9th July).

Now approaching its fifth year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has been host to some of the biggest and best live acts since its debut in 2013. From The Rolling Stones to Carole King, The Libertines to The Who, Kylie to Stevie Wonder, Black Sabbath to Taylor Swift, music history has been written almost night by night.

 Motionless In White Release New Video.

Motionless In White.Wednesday 10th May 2017
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE have today unveiled their brand new video for 'Eternally Yours' taken from their freshly released 'Graveyard Shift' album which hit stores on Friday (5th May).  Check it out over at their YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/TwO0zLLybQ0

In addition, today (Monday 8th May) at 9pm UK time/4pm EST the band will be hosting a live Twitter album listening event for 'Graveyard Shift'.  Stay tuned at https://twitter.com/MIWBAND

'Graveyard Shift' is available to stream or order at https://miw.lnk.to/GraveyardShift.  You can also check out the video for 'LOUD (Fuck It)' at https://youtu.be/5DpKFLG8p3Y.  The album also features a guest appearance from KORN's frontman, Jonathan Davis, who lends his vocals to 'Necessary Evil'. 

MOTIONLESS are set to spend the summer on both the US and European summer festival circuit, including a slot on the main stage at Download Festival (www.downloadfestival.com) on Friday 9th June.  Full dates can be found at www.motionlessinwhite.net

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE are; lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ryan Sitkowski and Ricky Horror, bassist Devin 'Ghost' Sola and drummer Vinny Mauro.

 Protest The Hero Release Six Track EP 'Pacific Myth'.

Pacific Myth.Tuesday 9th May 2017
'Pacific Myth' – the six-track EP from Canadian rockers Protest The Hero – has been issued in special deluxe form through Spinefarm Records.

The songs on the EP were originally released on a one-per-month basis via subscription platform Bandcamp, starting in the autumn of 2015; now, they have been re-mixed and re-mastered, and sensitively corralled into a single package, complete with striking artwork (a series of paintings by surrealist Jeff Jordan, who delivered the visuals for last PTH studio album, 2013's 'Volition', and US west coast native Graham Curran), full lyrics, gatefold sleeve, plus a fold-out poster of the front cover image – a painting by Jordan, who has provided artwork for a number of acts, including The Mars Volta.

Produced and engineered by Cameron McLellan, who also handles bass duties alongside singer Rody Walker, guitarists Luke Hoskin & Tim Macmillar and drummer Mike Ieradi, 'Pacific Myth' features a guest vocal spot on 'Cataract' by Michael Ciccia (from Mandroid Echostar), plus strings on eight minute-plus closer 'Caravan', composed, arranged and performed by Milen Petzelt-Sorace (from The Frame Defect).

>Typically, PTH would consider and construct their material over an extended period, but this time around the Ontario outfit – driven by the need to deliver one fresh track per month – went more with the flow, and the result is an EP of energised, stirring fare, nicely whetting the appetite for their next full studio release.

 You Me At Six Release Video For 'Take On The World'.

You Me At Six.Tuesday 9th May 2017
Filmed at their headline show in London's Alexandra Palace on April 15th YOU ME AT SIX are back to reveal their video to 'Take On The World' from their critically acclaimed 5th studio album Night People, which is OUT NOW on Infectious Records https://ymas.lnk.to/NightPeoplePR!

Kerrang – "A grown-up, confident, swaggering beast of an album"

DIY –"Brilliantly multi-faceted.  The bands most natural and accomplished step so far"

Evening Standard "Adrenalised, tearing tunes that make you want to scream along"

Rocksound – "Crammed with sky scraping melodies and moments of spine-tingling poignancy"

2017 got off to a flying start for the guys with the release of their chart topping album and news that they were the first band to land 15 concurrent Radio 1 A list records in a row.  All that and frontman Josh Franceschi, still found time to lobby parliament in support of the anti-ticket tout ban. You Me At Six have just returned from an extensive tour in Europe and the UK which kicked off on April 3rd in Newcastle. They've also been announced for the Radio 1/NME stage, headline slot at this year's Reading & Leeds Festival.
Watch the video: HERE

 Agnostic Front Announce UK Tour.

Agnostic Front.Tuesday 9h May 2017
New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front have confirmed that they will be returning to our UK shores in November 2017, for a run of four dates.
The tour will kick off on 9th November in Birmingham, before taking the five piece to Glasgow and Leeds, culminating at London’s renowned venue The Underworld. Supports to be announced in due course.

Frontman Roger Miret commented:
We are excited to hit the UK soon! Always great energetic shows there, and the UK has always been there for us from day one! We look forward to the dates and hopefully making some new friends, and seeing our old friends. See you soon in the pit!”

The dates read as follows:
9th Nov – Birmingham, Mama Roux’s
10th Nov – Glasgow, Audio
11th Nov -  Leeds, Eiger Studios
12th Nov – London, Underworld

Agnostic Front will be touring in support of their most recent album, ‘The American Dream Died’, which was released in 2015 via Nuclear Blast.
The record was produced by Madball singer Freddy Cricien and engineered, mixed and mastered by Paul Miner (H2O, Terror). It features guest appearances from Cricien, Toby Morse (H2O) and Lou Koller (Sick Of It All) with legendary Agnostic Front/Madball guitarist Matt Henderson solely laying his guitar magic on the song 'A Wise Man'.

 Counterparts Announce UK Headline Tour.

Counterparts.Tuesday 9th May 2017
Canadian melodic-hardcore band Counterparts are excited to announce, they will be returning to the UK and Europe this winter for a headline tour. Supports come from Polar and Napoleon.
The band will play the following dates:

11th November Patterns, Brighton, UK
12th November Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
13th November Vintage Bar, Doncaster, UK 
14th November Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
15th November G2, Glasgow, UK
16th November Rebellion, Manchester, UK
17th November Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
18th November The Dome, London, UK
19th November Joiners, Southampton, UK
21st November Patronaat, Harlem, Holland
22nd November Lux, Hanover, Germany 
23rd November Poglos, Warsaw, Poland 
24th November Firlej, Wroclaw, Poland
25th Durer Kert, Budapest, Hungary
Tickets on sale 10th May
www.seetickets.com

The bands fourth album "Tragedy Will Find Us' is out now via Californian label, Pure Noise Records. 

The record, which finds the band at their most honest and revealing state yet, has a level of raw emotion is matched only by the band's fierce, sonic assault.

Watch the video "Burn" now 

 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Announce UK Tour.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.Tuesday 9th May 2017
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are pleased to mark a return to European shores with a comprehensive live itinerary later this year.  The band are currently working on a new as-yet-untitled studio album, which is expected to be released later this year.

All the shows will have a very limited number of VIP packages via Artist Arena that will include a Meet & Greet with all members of the band, sound check attendance, early venue entry, an exclusive merchandise item and a collectible laminate.

VIP/Ticket pre-sale will begin on Tuesday 9th May at 10am local times, with general on-sales to follow later in the week.  For full details check www.blackrebelmotorcycleclub.com

October
23rd  Dublin  Academy, Ireland
24th  Belfast  Limelight, UK
26th  Glasgow Barrowland, UK
27th  Manchester  Academy, UK
28th  Birmingham  O2 Academy, UK
30th  Leeds  O2 Academy, UK
31st  Brighton  Dome, UK

November
2nd  Bristol O2 Academy, UK
3rd  Nottingham  Rock City, UK
4th  London O2 Academy Brixton, UK
6th  Copenhagen  Vega, Denmark
7th  Odense  Posten, Denmark
8th  Aarhus Train, Denmark
10th  Lille  Le Splendid, France
11th  Nancy  L'Autre Canal, France
12th  Strasbourg  La Laiterie,  France
14th  Grenoble  La Belle Electrique, France
15th  Nimes  Paloma, France
16th  Toulouse  Le Bikini, France
18th  La Rochelle  La Sirene, France
20th  Amsterdam  Paradiso, Netherlands
21st  Antwerp  De Roma, Belgium
22nd  Paris  Elysee Montmartre, France
25th  Hamburg  Grosse Freiheit, Germany
26th  Berlin  Columbiahalle, Germany
27th  Cologne  Live Music Hall, Germany
28th  Munich  Tonhalle, Germany
30th  Milan  Fabrique, Italy
 
December
1st  Lausanne  Les Docks, Switzerland
2nd  Zurich  Samsung Hall, Switzerland
3rd  Vienna  Arena, Austria

 Black Star Riders Welcome Chad Szeliga To The Band.

Black Star Riders.Tuesday 9th May 2017
Black Star Riders are proud to announce that their new drummer is Chad Szeliga.
Chad, formerly with Breaking Benjamin and Black Label Society amongst others, first came to Ricky, Scott & Damon's attention in 2012 when Thin Lizzy were touring North America with Judas Priest and Black Label Society were also on the bill. 
 
After auditions last month in Los Angeles with some incredible drummers, Chad was chosen to take up the drum stool position for Black Star Riders.
 
Ricky Warwick 'I'm delighted to welcome Chad Szeliga to the Black Star Riders family...Chad is an amazing drummer, a great guy and will powerfully strengthen BSR's resolve going forward.'
 
Scott Gorham 'Just wanted to say that I'm really looking forward to getting up onto the stage with our new drummer Chad. This guy is one killer player. See you all on tour'
 
Damon Johnson chimes in, "Chad is a monster musician and a quality human being. I couldn't be more excited to welcome him to our band and to show off his skills to Black Star Riders fans worldwide."
 
Robert Crane added, "Chad's a badass!...Great energy and a cool hang... Looking forward to working together"
 
Chad, "First, I'm so stoked for one to play with Scott Gorham, an iconic guitar player! Second, I can't wait to play with Damon who is a bad ass on guitar. Lastly, I can't wait to jam with Robbie on bass and we all know who the star is... Ricky who can command a fantastic show and is an amazing front man. Let's light them up boys!!!!!!!"
 
Black Star Riders start their summer European Tour in Dusseldorf on May 24th. 2017. 
 
Tour dates are below:
 
May 24, Wednesday   Dusseldorf, Germany - Mitsubishi-Electric Hall
May 25, Thursday     Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
May 27, Saturday      Jelling, Denmark - Jelling Festival
May 28, Sunday        Berlin, Germany - Tempodrome
May 29, Monday       Dresden, Germany - Junge Garde
May 30, Tuesday       Leipzig, Germany - Parkbuhne
May 31, Wednesday   Nuremberg, Germany – Hirsch
 
June 1, Thursday      Leiden, Holland - Nobel
June 2, Friday            Rostock, Germany - Messehalle
June 3, Saturday       Hamburg, Germany - Mehr Theater
June 5, Monday         Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
June 7,  Wednesday  Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
June 10, Saturday     Twistringen, Germany - Ziegelei Open Air
June 16, Friday          Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Festival 
June 17, Saturday     Nickelsdorf, Austria - Nova Rock Festival  
June 18, Sunday        Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 21, Wednesday   Freiburg, Germany - Jazzhouse
June 23, Friday          Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell Festival
June 24, Saturday     Fredrikstag, Norway - Tons of Rock Festival
June 25, Sunday        Hinwil, Switzerland - Rock the Ring Festival
 
July 2,  Sunday          Barcelona, Spain - Barcelona RockFest 2017
July 8,  Saturday        Weert, Holland - Bospop Festival
July 23, Sunday         Stuttgart, Germany - Winterbach Festival
July 29, Saturday      Maidstone, U.K. - Ramblin' Man Fair
 
Black Star Riders third album "Heavy Fire" was released in early 2017. It went to #6 in the UK and #11 in the German album charts and received widespread critical acclaim.
 

 Ho99o9 Release Debut Album 'United States Of Horror'.

Ho99o9.Tuesday 9th May 2017
Ho99o9 (Horror) release their debut album 'United States of Horror' today and they're bringing it to London town in person next week. A special headline performance at the Sebright Arms will take place on Monday 8th May (free entry with RSVP) and then the freak rap duo will perform in store at Rough Trade East on Thursday 11th May (entry with purchase of album).

Following on from the video releases for the title track of the record and 'City Rejects', Ho99o9 have now revealed the final clip of the trilogy in the form of 'War Is Hell'. Another slice of visceral and pertinent doom.
 
The duo will kick off a headline tour of the US and Canada following their trip to Europe next week then they'll be back on these shores for a plethora of European Festival appearances, as well as several newly announced headline shows including a date at The Underworld in London in June. Tickets on sale now. The past two summers have seen the band decimating stages and whipping up a multitude of frenzied crowds on the UK and European festival circuit and this year is set to be no different as they set their sights on festival grounds across the continent.

Formed by theOGM (Jean) & Yeti Bones (Eaddy), Ho99o9 is an amalgamation of punk, rap, militancy, industrial, metal and hardcore creating what they describe as Deathkult.

UK NEXT WEEK
08/05 – London, UK – Sebright Arms
11/05 – London, UK – Rough Trade East in-store
US / CANADIAN TOUR DATES
17/05 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
18/05 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
19/05 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
22/05 - Portland, OR - Holocene
23/05 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
24/05 - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
26/05 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
27/05 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
28/05 - Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room
30/05 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
31/05 - Montreal, QC - Turbo Haus
02/06 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Night Bazaar
03/06 - Cambridge, MA - Sonia's
04/06 - Baltimore, MD - Windup Space
05/06 - Washington, DC - The Rock and Roll Hotel
06/06 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia
08/06 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Hell Stage
09/06 - Orlando, FL - Secret Show
10/06 - St. Petersburg, FL - The Local 622
11/06 - Miami, FL – Gramps
EUROPEAN DATES
15/06 - Bergen Fest, Norway
19/06 - Dublin - Workmans, Ireland – NEW DATE (headline) - TICKETS
20/06 - Manchester - Rebellion, UK – NEW DATE (headline) - TICKETS
21/06 - London - Underworld, UK – NEW DATE (headline) - TICKETS
23/06 - Hurricane Festival, Germany
24/06 - Southside Festival, Germany
25/06 - Down The Rabbit Hole Festival, Netherlands
01/07 - Garorock Festival, France
03/07- Barcelona - La [2] De Apolo, Spain – NEW DATE (headline)
04/07 - Valencia - 16 Toneladas, Spain – NEW DATE (headline)
05/07 - Madrid - Caracol , Spain – NEW DATE (headline)
07/07 - Pohoda Festival, Slovakia
08/07 - Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival, Poland
15/07 - Afropunk Festival, France
16/08 - Paredes de Coura, Portugal
19/08 - Pukkelpop, Belgium

 Stiff Little Fingers Celebrate 40th Anniversary With A New Record Label And Release Of Live Album.

Stiff Little Fingers.Tuesday 9th May 2017
Stiff Little Fingers celebrate their 40th anniversary with a new record label and the release of their live album and film Best Served Loud – Live At Barrowland on CD, DVD, 2LP and Blu-ray, as well as with a release of their 2014's top 30 UK studio album No Going Back on vinyl, CD with bonus disc of demos and digital.  Both titles available on 23rd June 2017 via earMUSIC.

Stiff Little Fingers live shows are always special events.  None is more special than the band's annual St Patrick's show held at the famous Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow.  2016 saw the band celebrate the 25th year in a row they played there , and the show was filmed and recorded initially for a limited edition direct to fan release only. Now earMUSIC will release Stiff Little Fingers' Best Served Loud – Live At Barrowland on CD, DVD and vinyl as well as for the very first time on Blu-ray.

With the latest studio album No Going Back and songs such as "Trail of Tears", "My Dark Places" and "Liar's Club", Stiff Little Fingers spanned topics including the economic crash, Jake's personal struggle with depression, and racism in the west. The candid and sincere nature of these tracks, like much of SLF's music, captures the heart of the listener. In particular, "My Dark Places" which opens with lyrics: "Well it cuts just like a knife/Takes away your love of life" was so inspiring that countless fans contacted Jake to tell him how the song gave them the strength to tell others about their own bouts with depression.

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.

"BEST SERVED LOUD – LIVE AT BARROWLAND" TRACK LIST
1.     Go For It/Wasted Life
2.     Just Fade Away
3.     Roots, Radicals, Rockers And Reggae
4.     Guitar & Drum
5.     Nobody's Hero
6.     Back To Front
7.     Barbed Wire Love
8.     Listen
9.     Doesn't Make It Alright
10.  Silver Lining
11.  Guilty As Sin
12.  At The Edge
13.  Strummerville
14.  My Dark Places
15.  Fly The Flag
16.  When We Were Young
17.  Tin Soldiers
18.  Suspect Device
19.  Gotta Getaway
20.  Alternative Ulster

"NO GOING BACK" VINYL TRACK LIST
Side A
1. Liar's Club
2. My Dark Places
3. Full Steam Backwards
4. I Just Care About Me
5. Don't Mind Me
6. Guilty As Sin
 
Side AA
1. One Man Island
2. Throwing It All Away
3. Good Luck With That
4. Trail Of Tears
5. Since Yesterday Was Here
6. When We Were Young

The "No Going Back" CD reissue comes in a 2CD Digipak edition with 12 exclusive demo songs, an acoustic version of "My Dark Places" and a live version of "When We Were Young".

The band remains an incendiary live act. They are touring throughout 2017 and forthcoming UK and Eire dates are below:

Fri 18th August 2017  Escot Park, Nr Fairmile, Devon, Beautiful Days Festival – UK
Fri 25th August 2017  Dublin, The Academy – Ireland 
Sat 26th August 2017 Belfast, Custom House Square – UK

Tickets available from all usual outlets.

 Fozzy Back With Awesome New Single 'Judas'.

Fozzy.Thursday 4th May 2017
FOZZY have unleashed the first single off the band's forthcoming seventh studio record. Check out the electrifying new music video for the track 'Judas' here: 
https://youtu.be/lqURPBtGJzg

In addition, 'Judas' will serve as the official theme song for the WWE event "NXT Takeover: Chicago" on May 20th.

Fozzy frontman and WWE Legend Chris Jericho offers his take on the 'Judas' music video, stating: "For such a dark and sexy song like 'Judas', we wanted a dark and sexy video to match... and we got that and more! In one take we filmed a unique, visually stunning masterpiece that combines an incredible song, psycho clowns, hot chicks, a man on fire and a great rock n roll band, all in one tasty video morsel. What more could you want... a giant rabbit holding balloons? Oh yeah, we've got that too!"

FOZZY are also primed to begin their "Judas Rising" tour this week; kicking things off May 5th in Virginia Beach, VA. Tickets & VIP Packages for all dates on the tour to be found at http://www.chris-jericho.com/judas-rising-tour/ or www.rockeventsonline.com
 
FOZZY US TOUR
Plus KYNG, Sons Of Texas

May 5th - Virginia Beach, VA - Lunatic Luau*
May 6th - Canton, GA - The Revival**
May 7th - Charlotte, NC - Carolina Rebellion*
May 9th - Knoxville, TN - The Concourse
May 10th - Louisville, KY - Trixie's Entertainment Complex
May 11th - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
May 12th - Ashwaubenon, WI - Green Bay Distillery
May 13th - Dubuque, IA - Courtside Sports Bar & Grill
May 14th - Somerset, WI - Northern Invasion*
May 16th - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel Concert Lounge
May 17th - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
May 18th - Patchogue, NY - 89 North Music Venue
May 19th - Asbury Park, NJ - House Of Independents
May 20th - Winchester, VA - Blue Fox Billiards
May 21st - Morgantown, WV - Mainstage Morgantown
May 23rd - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
May 24th - Joliet, IL - The Forge
May 25th - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
May 26th - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma*
May 27th - San Antonio, TX - River City Rockfest*
May 28th - Dallas, TX - BFD Festival*
June 24th - Auburn, WA - Pain In The Grass*
* FOZZY Only
** No Sons of Texas

 Memphis May Fire Release New Video.

Memphis May Fire.Thursday 4th May 2017
Memphis May Fire released a new video for track 'Wanting More'. 
Wanting More is taken off album 'This Light I Hold' which was released late last year on Rise Records. 

Listen to 'Wanting More' HERE 
Memphis May Fire will be headlining the Impericon Stage at this years Slam Dunk Festival. 
You can see the band at the following dates:
Saturday 27th May Birmingham Slam Dunk
Sunday 28th May Leeds Slam Dunk
Monday 29th May Hatfield Slam Dunk

The Light I Hold is out now via Rise Records.
 Track Listing:
01. Out Of It
02. Carry On
03. Wanting More
04. Sever The Ties
05. The Enemy
06. This Light I Hold (feat. Jacoby Shaddix)
07. That's Just Life 
08. Letting Go
09. The Antidote
10. Better Things
11. Not Over Yet (feat. Larry Soliman)
12. Unashamed
13. Live It Well

 Papa Roach drop Video For 'Help'.

Papa Roach.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
"Help", the new Darren Craig-directed video from PAPA ROACH, can be seen HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYLTsdeO2uA

The song is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Crooked Teeth", which which is due to be released on May 19 via Eleven Seven Music. It is available digitally and physically, as a standard (10 tracks) and deluxe (10 tracks + 3 brand new tracks + 16 Live tracks Live at the Fillmore Detroit) editions.

"Help" burst on to the radio waves and streaming services last month by debuting as No. 1 Most Added at Active Rock.It wasproduced by Nicholas "Ras" Furlong and Colin Brittian, who grew up listening to Papa Roach and inspired the band to revisit some of their early influences. "We really followed our instincts and tried something unproven" explains Furlong, "We ended up morphing the band's best 'old school' traits into a courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach in the 21st Century". Lyrically the new offering touches on the personal, yet relatable, theme that surrounds the universal struggle of surviving mental health issues.

The band have announced dates across North America over the next few months, with more to be added soon. Check www.paparoach.com for updates.

 Gogol Bordello Announce Bristol Academy Show For July.

Gogol Bordello.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Gogol Bordello has spent over a decade electrifying audiences the world over with its internationally acclaimed gypsy-punk sound.  A touring force, the band averages 200+ shows each year in locales across the U.S., Europe, S. Africa, Russia, Australia and Japan, and has performed at prominent music festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock and Glastonbury.

Their music and legendary concert performances have earned the band a global following and critical praise, including from former Village Voice Chief Music Critic, Robert Christgau, who called Gogol Bordello "the world's most visionary band."  

As innovators and leaders of the Gypsy Punk genre, the group's supercharged music is based on a gypsy two-step rhythm, and is augmented by styles picked up along the way including metal, rap, flamenco, roots reggae, Italian spaghetti, Western twang and dub.

Frontman Eugene Hutz founded Gogol Bordello in New York City in 1999, after leaving Ukraine in the aftermath of Chernobyl.  In keeping with his vision of creating an international groove, he recruited musicians of all ages, nationalities and cultures to join the ever-evolving lineup. The band is currently recording the follow up to their last studio album, Pura Vida Conspiracy.  
 

 Sum 41 Release Video For 'Goddmn I'm Dead Again'.

Sum 41.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
After inviting hundreds of fans out for a very special filming in Southern California earlier this spring, Sum 41 has released the high energy and mosh pit-filled music video for the guitar-charged rock anthem 'Goddamn I'm Dead Again' via the Hopeless Records YouTube channel. On the video, singer Deryck Whibley says, "We're very excited to release this new video for 'Goddamn I'm Dead Again.'  This one is for the fans and by the fans. What you are seeing are dedicated Sum 41 super fans, not one extra and I love that. Thank you all for being apart of it and spending that Sunday afternoon with us!"Check out the video here.

Reminiscent of past videos like 'Fat Lipand 'In Too Deep,' this music video allows hard-core fans of the band, affectionately known as "Skumfuks," to be a part of Sum 41 history forever. Complete with smashed guitars, circle pits, custom graffiti, an appearance from Left Shark and a few scenes that pay homage to classic Sum 41 video memories, this video truly brings to life what it means to be a head banging and continuously rocking Sum 41 fan.

Sum 41 will be appearing at Download Festival on Friday 9th June.

 Ghost Bath Embark On UK Tour.

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Fresh from releasing their latest opus 'Starmourner' depressive black metal merchants GHOST BATH are embarking on their first ever UK tourGhost Bath. supporting Swedish metallers Katatonia this month. 

The band will also be playing not one but two headline London shows on this run, having just announced a show at The Black Heart on Wednesday 17th May
As previously announced Ghost Bath will also play a headline show the night before at London's Sebright Arms on Tuesday 16th May.

Limited Tickets for both headline shows available now, get yours from: 

http://smarturl.it/GBLondon 

Sebright Arms - Tuesday 16th May:
http://www.seetickets.com/event/ghost-bath/sebright-arms-london/1075869 
Black Heart - Wednesday 17th May:
http://www.seetickets.com/event/ghost-bath/the-black-heart-london/1099869 

Ghost Bath released their latest album 'Starmourner' last month. 
Starmourner was recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Josh Schroeder and features impressive cover artwork by Luciana Nedelea. 
The album features an intense concept, building on last year's acclaimed Moonlover release, Starmourner is set on a higher level. It explores joy (instead of sorrow), the cosmos (instead of earth), and paradise (instead of purgatory.) But most importantly, it explores ecstasy -instead of tragedy- as its basic human emotion. With over 72 minutes of heavy, melodic, and dramatic black metal, it is GHOST BATH's most ambitious undertaking yet.

The album takes its listener on a journey in a variety of ways; Each track is accompanied by a beautifully crafted painting as well as a "parable" to read alongside. This allows the listener to explore not only the audio soundscapes, but a visual and imaginative experience through as they delve into the album. "The stories, or parables, look into Jewish angelology and the hierarchy of angels as found in the bible and other religious texts," says vocalist/ mastermind Nameless. "Although the album has a definitive joyful and hopeful feel, it is still drenched in depression and sorrow, as any true GHOST BATH record should be." 

Order the album digitally from iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/starmourner/id1205710319

Ghost Bath start their debut UK tour this week. Full Tour Dates as follows:

GHOST BATH (support to KATATONIA)
7th May – Leeds – The Brudenell Social Club
http://www.seetickets.com/event/katatonia/brudenell-social-club/1065068 
8th May – Bristol – The Marble Factory
http://www.seetickets.com/event/katatonia/the-marble-factory-bristol/1065532
9th May – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
http://www.seetickets.com/event/katatonia/the-slade-rooms/1065490
10th May – Southampton – Engine Rooms
http://www.seetickets.com/event/katatonia/engine-rooms/1065533
11th May – Manchester – Sound Control
http://www.seetickets.com/event/katatonia/sound-control/1065287
12th May – Glasgow – Garage
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/katatonia-glasgow-12-05-2017/event/36005238920F2D96
13th May – Belfast – Limelight 2
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/katatonia-belfast-13-05-2017/event/38005239A9460D24
14th May – Dublin – Academy
http://www.ticketmaster.ie/katatonia-dublin-05-14-2017/event/18005239CEFF3D8B
GHOST BATH - HEADLINE
16th May - London -Sebright Arms  
http://www.seetickets.com/event/ghost-bath/sebright-arms-london/1075869 
17th May - London - The Black Heart
http://www.seetickets.com/event/ghost-bath/the-black-heart-london/1099869 

 Rancid To Release New Album 'Trouble Maker' This Summer.

Rancid.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Rancid have announced their brand new album Trouble Maker, to be released on June 9th via Hellcat/Epitaph Records. This is the ninth studio album for the punk legends and the follow-up to 2014's critically acclaimed ...Honor Is All We KnowTrouble Maker was produced by Rancid's longtime producer and founder of Epitaph Records, Brett Gurewitz.

Trouble Maker will be available on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. The deluxe digital version will include two bonus tracks "We Arrived Right On Time" and "Go on Rise Up". A vinyl deluxe version of Trouble Maker comes with those tracks on a bonus 7". Pre-orders are available at http://rancidrancid.com/

Emerging from the blue-collar swamps of Berkley, California, Rancid has now been a living, breathing punk rock band for over a quarter century. Back in 1991, after the demise of their much beloved first band, Operation Ivy, founding members Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar) and Matt Freeman (bass, vocals) decided to do the impossible -- start an even better band. Thus, Rancid. Signing with Epitaph Records, the band released their first album Rancid in 1993. Shortly thereafter, Lars Frederiksen (vocals, guitar) joined the band, because... well, are you going to tell him he can't? The result, in 1994, was Let's Go.

In 1995, Rancid released the classic platinum selling ...And Out Come The Wolves. You still remember when you first heard it. They followed with the even more ambitious Life Won't Wait in 1998, and in 2000, Rancid released another album entitled Rancid, just to see if anyone was paying attention. After Indestructible in 2003, Branden Steineckert (drums) joined to solidify Rancid's current line-up. They subsequently released the albums Let The Dominos Fall (2009) and Honor Is All We Know (2014).

Through it all, Rancid has remained fiercely independent, never losing their loyalty to community or each other. Their music confronts political and social issues, while balancing personal tales of love, loss, and heartbreak with attitude. Rancid gives their listeners a community where everyone can belong. By carrying on the traditions and spirit of the original punk rock bands that came before, Rancid has become a legend an inspiration to punk bands that have come after.

Rancid will tour the UK this summer with Green Day at the following dates:

1st July UK, London, Hyde Park
3rd July UK, Sheffield Arena
4th July UK, Glasgow, Bellahouston Park

Rancid Trouble Maker Track List:

  1. Track Fast
  2. Ghost of a Chance
  3. Telegraph Avenue
  4. An Intimate Close Up Of A Street Punk Trouble Maker
  5. Where I'm Going
  6. Buddy
  7. Farewell Lola Blue
  8. All American Neighborhood
  9. Bovver Rock and Roll
  10. Make it Out Alive
  11. Molly Make Up Your Mind
  12. I Got Them Blues Again
  13. Beauty of the Pool Hall
  14. Say Goodbye to Our Heroes
  15. I Kept a Promise
  16. Cold Cold Blood
  17. This is Not the End 
  18. We Arrived On Time (bonus)
  19. Go On Rise Up (bonus)


LISTEN /SHARE THE FIRST SINGLE 'GHOST OF A CHANCE':
https://youtu.be/gPNgtAkaiKw

 Iced Earth Release New Single 'Raven Wing'.

Iced Earth.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
ICED EARTH are pleased to offer fans a second glimpse into the upcoming album 'Incorruptible' which is scheduled for a June 16th release via Century Media Records.

Check out 'Raven Wing' here:
'Raven Wing' Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/dAKvZKRk_Rs
'Raven Wing' iTunes: http://smarturl.it/RavenWingITUNES

While 'Seven Headed Whore' showcased the one-two punch side of ICED EARTH, 'Raven Wing' stands out as a track which takes the listener through an epic journey of sound.

Though 'Incorruptible' will see its worldwide release on June 16th 2017 both physical and digital preorders are already available to the masses! To view a selection of sources offering up your preferred format(s), please click on the link below.

http://smarturl.it/INCORRUPTIBLE

'Incorruptible' tracklist:

  1. Great Heathen Army (5:21)
  2. Black Flag (4:56)
  3. Raven Wing (6:25)
  4. The Veil (4:47)
  5. Seven Headed Whore (3.00)
  6. The Relic (Part 1) (4:59)
  7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors) (6:35)
  8. Brothers (4:45)
  9. Defiance (4:08)
  10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862) (9:30)

 Lionize Announce UK Tour For July/August.

Lionize.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Maryland-based rockers LIONIZE are delighted to confirm their return to the UK in July/August, for eight headline dates plus festival performances at Ramblin' Man Fair and Bloodstock. The band - consisting of Chris Brooks (keys), Henry Upton (bass), Chase Lapp (drums), and Nate Bergman (guitar) - have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on their new studio album, set for release this Summer via new label The End Records. 

Frontman Nate Bergman raves, "Coming back to the UK after our December 2016 tour with Clutch is such an exciting feeling! On that run, we tried out some new songs we'd been working on and the response and energy was something like we've never felt live. To be able to come back again is really a privilege! All of our favourite bands through rock and roll's history were either from the UK or got a following there before the USA caught on. To top it all off, we're playing Bloodstock and Ramblin' Man Fair! How many bands can say they did both of those?! Can't wait to show you what we have this Summer." 

Don't miss the band Classic Rock described as, "one of today's most successfully original rock acts." Catch Lionize at the following dates & locations: 
Fri 28th Jul - MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms
Sat 29th Jul - RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR 
Sun 30th Jul - BIRMINGHAM The Flapper
Mon 31st Jul - MANCHESTER Rebellion
Tue 1st Aug - GLASGOW O2 ABC 2
Wed 2nd Aug - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy 2
Thu 3rd Aug - LEEDS Key Club
Fri 4th Aug - OXFORD O2 Academy 2
Sat 5th Aug - LONDON Our Black Heart
Fri 11th Aug - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 

Tickets for the headline shows go on sale at 10am, Friday 5th May. Pick up tickets for Bloodstock via http://bloodstock.seetickets.com or Ramblin' Man Fair at http://www.ramblinmanfair.com/buy-tickets/

The forthcoming Lionize LP follows the band's widely praised 2014 album 'Jetpack Soundtrack' and continues their ever-maturing sound. It's emotionally-driven and steeped in introspection, with subjects ranging from the end of times to heart break within the industry. Recorded locally in Maryland, USA, production has been handled by Clutch's Jean Paul Gaster with J. Robbins and Lionize.  Get the lowdown on the new album direct from the band in this clip: https://youtu.be/DayLRbUjfzY.

 Adrenaline Mob Drop New Music Video.

Adrenaline Mob.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
ADRENALINE MOB's third full length album, We The People, which is penned for a June 2nd  2017 release date via Century Media records, is now available for digital and physical pre-order. Fans who pre-order a digital copy will also receive the song 'King of the Ring' as an instant grat track. Digital pre-orders are available now at http://smarturl.it/WeThePeople-iTunes and physical copies can be ordered at http://smarturl.it/WeThePeopleCMDistro .
 
ADRENALINE MOB have also launched a video for the first single off 'We The People', titled 'King of the Ring'.The video, which was shot in Long Island and directed by Ron Cote, also serves as an introduction to the new ADRENALINE MOB rhythm section of bassist Dave Z and drummer Jordan Cannata.
 
Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/Scazgvmy30w
 
Stream 'King of The Ring' now or pre-order the album at:
http://smarturl.it/AMOB-WeThePeople

 MotionLEss In White Release New Song 'Rats'.

Motionless In White.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE have released 'Rats', another new track taken from their forthcoming album, 'Graveyard Shift', which is set for release via Roadrunner Records on 5th May.  Check out the track at https://youtu.be/voe0RwfZGww

'Graveyard Shift' is available to pre-order at https://miw.lnk.to/GraveyardShift with all digital pre-orders receiving instant downloads of 'Rats', as well as the previously released tracks, 'LOUD (Fuck It)', '570' and 'Eternally Yours'.  Check out the video for 'LOUD (Fuck It)' at https://youtu.be/5DpKFLG8p3Y

'Graveyard Shift' also features a guest appearance from KORN's frontman, Jonathan Davis, who lends his vocals to 'Necessary Evil'. 
MOTIONLESS are set to spend the summer on both the US and European summer festival circuit, including a slot on the main stage at Download Festival on Friday 9th June.  Full dates can be found at www.motionlessinwhite.net

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE are; lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ryan Sitkowski and Ricky Horror, bassist Devin 'Ghost' Sola and drummer Vinny Mauro. 

For more, contact michelle@cosanostrapr.com or point your mouse at www.motionlessinwhite.netwww.facebook.com/motionlessinwhitetwitter.com/MIWBANDinstagram.com/MIWBAND and www.youtube.com/user/motionless1234.

Album tracklisting:

1. Rats
2. Queen For Queen
3. Necessary Evil (Feat. Jonathan Davis)
4. Soft
5. Untouchable
6. Not My Type: Dead As F*ck 2
7. The Ladder
8. Voices
9. LOUD (F*ck It)
10. 570
11. Hourglass
12. Eternally Yours

 While She Sleeps Hit The Top Ten Of The UK Album Chart.

While She Sleeps.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
While She Sleeps' third album 'You Are We' entered the UK album charts at a career-high Number 8 last week. The record also debuted at Number 15 in Germany and Number 26 in Australia. The Sheffield band chose to fund the campaign with the help of their loyal fanbase through Pledge Music, making for a totally independently produced and released record. They achieved well over 200% of their initial goal and were able to connect with their fans every step of the way.

Made with Carl Bown, who also produced 'Brainwashed', the songs that comprise 'You Are We' reaffirm While She Sleeps as one of the most inspiring, riotous and important voices in British music today, demonstrating both their continued musical evolution and their incisive social conscience.

While She Sleeps are now on the road in the middle of a UK headline tour, which has seen them play many a sold out show. This summer will also see them traverse Europe and Australia, as well as China, Taiwan, Korea and Thailand. They'll finish off festival season in style as headliners of The Pit stage at Reading and Leeds festivals.

TOUR DATES:
http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeTour
MAY
02/05 – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast, UK
03/05 – Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
05/05 – Sugarmill, Stoke, UK – SOLD OUT
06/05 – Waterfront, Norwich, UK
08/05 – Riverside, Newcastle, UK
09/05 – Garage, Glasgow, UK
10/05 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK – SOLD OUT
12/05 – Asylum, Birmingham, UK – SOLD OUT
13/05 – Stylus, Leeds, UK
JUNE
01/06 – The Globe, Cardiff, UK
02/06 – The Hub, Plymouth, UK
16/06 – The Booking Hall, Dover, UK
OTHER
25-27/08/17 – Reading & Leeds Festivals
04/09 – St Pancras Old Church, London, UK (acoustic) – RESCHEDULED

 Patent Pending To Release 'Other People's Greatest Hits' Album.

Patent Pending.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
New York Party Punks Patent Pending recently announced that their LP 'Other People's Greatest Hits' will be released via Rude Records on 26th May. In tandem with a busy few weeks on the road in the UK for their Spring Break Tour, the band have been unveiling streams of some of these tributes: 'Spice Up Your Life', 'Wasted/Wake Me Up' and 'Never Gonna Give You Up'. To keep the good times rolling, the quintet now also present 'Shout Out To My Ex', originally by Little Mix, with vocalist Joe Pending commenting: "The first time I heard this song I knew immediately that it needed to be covered by a rock band. The chorus is so catchy. It honestly reminds me of classic Warped Tour singalong songs. We wanted to beef it up with heavier guitars and push it further out from the pop genre. People we've shown it to so far are really excited that they don't have to feel guilty about loving this tune anymore!"

The quintet, who are known for their energetic live show and entertaining covers, reveal how the album came about: "Each song that we chose for this album really helps represent the many different sides of Patent Pending. We've always been a band that draws influence from all over the musical spectrum and this project really helped us encapsulate pieces from all of the different genres we love in a half hour of pop-punk chaos! As music can make you feel so many different things and form connections with many songs for various different reasons, the hardest part of the whole thing was deciding which songs to do and choose only 10. We started with a list of 173 potential songs and spent a full week picking away at them, so safe to say this was truly a labor of love..."

The full tracklisting for 'Other People's Greatest Hits' is as follows:

  1. Wasted/Wake Me Up – originally by Tiesto / Avicii
  2. Spice Up Your Life – originally by Spice Girls
  3. Can't Take My Eyes Off You – originally by The Four Seasons
  4. Never Gonna Give You Up – originally by Rick Astley
  5. Shout Out To My Ex – originally by Little Mix
  6. Livin' La Vida Loca – originally by Ricky Martin
  7. All Time Low – originally by Jon Bellion
  8. Mr Brightside – originally by The Killers
  9. Shape Of You – originally by Ed Sheeran
  10. See You Again – originally by Miley Cyrus


Patent Pending Release 'Other People's Greatest Hits'on 26th May via Rude Records. Pre-order at
Digital: http://smarturl.it/PPOPGHDigital | Physical: http://smarturl.it/PPOPGHPhysical

 Download Festival Metal Spin Class.

Download Festival.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Download Festival stamped their style on the latest fitness trend by hosting a spin class to the very best in heavy metal music. Taking place at 1Rebel Studios in London on Wednesday 26th April, the event saw the festival and fans pedal to the metal to get behind the Heavy Metal Truants' training schedule, ahead of their annual charity ride from London to Donington Park.

The metal spin class saw a host of Truants, festival fans and the Download Dog unite to cycle, head bang and sweat it out to tracks by bands from this year's festival. Now in its fifth year, the Heavy Metal Truants sees the rock and metal community raise money for Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Childline, by embarking on three days of cycling, covering 164 miles from Alexandra Palace and arriving at the hallowed grounds of Donington Park on Friday June 9th.

Boasting a line up of legendary titans in rock, metal and punk, this year's Download Festival will welcome momentous performances by the almighty headliners System Of A Down, Biffy Clyro, and a ground-breaking final ever UK performance from the rock ambassadors themselves, Aerosmith. Behemoths of their genres Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, A Day To Remember, Slayer, Rob Zombie, AFI, Airbourne, Opeth, Dillinger Escape Plan, Simple Plan, Every Time I Die, and many many more unrivalled names alongside WWE NXT Superstars live in action, make Download Festival the most unmissable weekend for any rock fan. Metal horns at the ready!

Download video content here

Link to photos here: https://we.tl/0tCoUvCOdL
Full Download Festival Pedal to The Metal Playlist
Aerosmith – Walk This Way
Slayer – Raining Blood
Clutch – Electric Worry
DevilDriver – Clouds Over California
Rage Against the Machine / Prophets of Rage – Killing in The Name
Suicidal Tendencies – Cyco Vision
Rob Zombie – Dragula
Sabaton – The Last Stand
System of a Down – B.Y.O.B
Every Time I Die – It Remembers
Mastodon – Blood and Thunder
Steel Panther – Death to all but Metal

Inspired by the success of Download's epic metal spin class, 1Rebel Studios will launch a rock spin playlist later this year.

Download Festival takes place 9 - 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

 Gorillaz Announce UK Tour.

Gorillaz.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
It is no underestimation to say that the return of Gorillaz has been feverishly anticipated.

Last week saw the launch of Humanz, their first new studio album in 7 years, to widespread critical acclaim. Not only that, but tickets to their US live dates sold out in the blink of an eye this month, as did their headline show at the inaugural Demon Dayz Festival at Dreamland Margate this summer (less than 10 minutes, to be exact).
 
Now, following on from a secret London show in March – described by Time Out London as ''Flat-out one of the greatest gigs we've seen in a whole heap of years.'' – the World's Most Successful Virtual Act will hit the road across Europe this autumn, culminating in a return home to play Brighton, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London in November and December (dates below). And if recent history is anything to go by, these will go just as quickly.

The Humanz Tour will see Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) joined on stage by the Gorillaz live band – Damon Albarn, Gabriel Wallace, Mike Smith, Jesse Hackett, Jeff Wootton, Karl Vanden Bossche, Seye Adelekan – as well as selected performers from the stellar roll call of Gorillaz' family of featured artists.

Humanz, the acclaimed new album from Gorillaz, was released on 28th April 2017 on Parlophone Records. This last month alone has seen a breath-taking amount of activity from the band - releasing 5 new tracks; scoring the most successful debut in YouTube VR history with the Jamie Hewlett-directed 360° six-minute animated film 'Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)'; launching a mixed reality app; and enjoying another ground-breaking first when 2D and Murdoc joined Mistajam for their first ever real time interview, streamed live from London to fans around the world.

The full list of UK and European tour dates is:

NOVEMBER 2017
1          Luxembourg - Rockhal
2          Vienna - Stadthalle
4          Copenhagen - Royal Arena
5          Oslo - Spektrum
6          Stockholm - Hovet
8          Zurich - Samsung Hall
9          Geneva - Arena
11         Munich - Zenith
13         Budapest - Aréna
14         Prague - O2 Arena
17         Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
18         Dusseldorf - Mitsubishi Electric Halle
19         Hamburg - Sporthalle
21         Amsterdam - Ziggo Dome
22         Brussels - Forest National
24        Paris - Zénith 
27         Brighton Centre
29         Glasgow – The SSE Hydro

DECEMBER 2017
1          Manchester – Manchester Arena
2          Birmingham - Barclaycard Arena
4          London – O2 Arena

Ticket information:
Tickets are priced from £30 and go on general sale at 9.00am BST on Friday 5th May via http://live.gorillaz.com/

And fans can access a special presale when they purchase new album Humanz through the band's official store before 5pm today, Tuesday 2nd May.

 Powerflo Announce Debut Album.

Powerflo.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
The brand new metal/hip-hop collective with massive pedigree, Powerflo, is proud to unleash their first full track to the world; the lyric video for "Resistance" has its exclusive worldwide premiere via Metal Injection today.  "Resistance" is taken from Powerflo's forthcoming self-titled debut album, due out June 23rd via New Damage Records.  Click here to access the album's cover art.  To pre-order the album via iTunes, please click here; those who preorder the album digitally will receive "Resistance" as an instant grat track.  To pre-order the album via New Damage Records, please click here and via Pledge Music here.  Both New Damage and Pledge pre-orders include bundle options with various exclusive limited items including snapback caps, rolling papers, signed vinyl, test presses, exclusive performances and more.

Melding hip-hop, metal, punk, and rock into a potent offering, Powerflo lives up to its name. The vision of Grammy-Award-nominated multi platinum Cypress Hill rapper Sen Dog, downset guitarist Rogelio "Roy" Lozano, Biohazard vocalist and guitarist Billy Graziadei, ex-Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, and Worst drummer Fernando Schaefer, Powerflo draws on their powerhouse resume to collectively smash boundaries with POWERFLO.  The album is produced by Josh Lynch and Billy Graziadei, mixed by Jay Baumgardner (Godsmack, Papa Roach, Helmet) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Adrenaline Mob) at Maor Applebaum Mastering.

Of their new lyric video, Powerflo frontman Sen Dog commented, "We're here to make honest music.  It's not about pleasing anybody or confirming anything.  We're creating from a pure place.  We worked our asses off.  It's not a one-time thing.  It's just the first Powerflo album.  There's much more to come..."  Powerflo vocalist/guitarist Billy Graziadei added, "Getting our music out there has been a while in the making but I'm looking forward to finally having Powerflo in everyone's hands.  We dropped a video for 'Resistance' first since it basically sums up how we all roll, living life on our terms!  Our lives, our way, rising up against any force that stands against us.  Next up, live Powerflo in your face like a shotgun blast!"

The origins of Powerflo can be traced back over more than two decades as the members of the band would collaborate on numerous occasions. In addition to both Cypress Hill and Biohazard appearing on the landmark platinum-selling Judgment Night Soundtrack, Sen Dog delivered a cameo on Biohazard's STATE OF THE WORLD ADDRESS in 1993, while Christian both guested on Cypress Hill's chart-topping 2000 double-album SKULLS & BONES, which Roy also guested on, and 2001's STONE RAIDERS in addition to performing with the group countless times. In 2015, longtime friend Roy played demos for Sen on a ride to the airport.  The music immediately spoke to the rapper and thus Powerflo was born.

 Metallica Announce Facebook Live Event.

Metallica.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Metallica today announced "Now That We're Live," a live rehearsal special from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore that will stream exclusively on Facebook Live on Tuesday May 9th at 9:00 PM EST, the eve of their inaugural show for the North American leg of the WorldWired Tour 2017.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and multiple-Grammy® Award winning band will warm up the stadium stage with a full-scale rehearsal performance.

The 'Now That We're Live' rehearsal special will feature Metallica performing four songs in their entirety (including their current single, "Now That We're Dead" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlF4rhAbwyc). The presentation will offer fans an early glimpse of the groundbreaking production elements of the WorldWired tour and will be available for on-demand viewing following the live stream via Metallica.com and the band's Facebook page.

Said Metallica's Lars Ulrich, "We are psyched to share some of our rehearsals and final pre-production run-through with our friends around the world, and we hope you'll come hang with us as we fire up the engines for the North American Summer run."

A very limited number of lucky Fifth Club members will have the opportunity to attend the event by entering to win at Metallica.com.

Viewers will also be able to donate on Facebook Live to Metallica's 'All Within My Hands Foundation', which supports a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities that the individual band members support, as well as music education programs and local food banks.

Metallica's most recent album Hardwired...To Self Destruct was released on November 18, 2016 on the band's own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations at www.metallica.com.

See below for a list of confirmed Worldwired U.S. dates and visit www.Metallica.com for more info. 

May 10 - Baltimore, MD - M&T Bank Stadium*^
May 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field*^
May 14 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium*^
May 17 - Uniondale, NY - New Coliseum^
May 19 - Boston, MA - Gillette Stadium ^#
May 21 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range Festival
June 4 - St. Louis, MO - Busch Stadium^#
June 7 - Denver, CO - Sports Authority Field*^
June 9 - Dayton, IA - Iowa Speedway
June 11 - Houston, TX - NRG Stadium*^
June 14 - San Antonio, TX - Alamodome*#
June 16 - Dallas, TX - AT&T Stadium*#
June 18 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field*#
July 5 - Orlando, FL - Camping World Stadium*^
July 7 - Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9 - Atlanta, GA - Suntrust Park*^
July 12 - Detroit, MI - Comercia Park*^
July 14 - Quebec City, QC- Festival D'Ete
July 16 - Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre*^
July 19 - Montreal, QB - Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Rose Bowl*+
August 4 - Phoenix, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6 - San Diego, CA - Petco Park*+
August 9 - Seattle, WA - Centurylink Field*+
August 11-13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
August 14 - Vancouver, BC - BC Place*+
August 16 - Edmonton, AB - Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira
#With Local H

As previously announced the band will tour the UK in October, dates below:
Oct. 22, 2017     –    London, England, UK  –  The O2 Arena
Oct. 24, 2017     –    London, England, UK  –  The O2 Arena
Oct. 26, 2017     –    Glasgow, Scotland, UK  –  The SSE Hydro
Oct. 28, 2017     –    Manchester, England, UK  –  Manchester Arena
Oct. 30, 2017     –    Birmingham, England, UK  –  Genting Arena

 Massive To Return To The UK In June .

Massive.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Australian rockers Massive return with multiple festival dates and a headline tour across the UK in June and July 2017. The band will also release a new single "Calm Before The Storm" on the 2nd June 2017.
Taken from their forthcoming album, "Calm Before The Storm" is a big rock tune. Powerful riffs overlaid with the unique vocals of Brad Marr. It's a perfect showcase for this band who are quickly establishing themselves at the forefront of the next wave of hard rock acts.

Massive are Brad Marrs (lead vocal and guitar), Brendan Forward (backing vocal and lead guitar), Mick Quee (backing vocal and bass) and Jarrod Medwin (backing vocal and drums). Hailing from the land of Oz the one thing these four have in common is a love for all thing rock and lager. Combined they come together to form a true rock 'n roll band with a sound that is reminiscent of classic era Guns 'N Roses and AC/DC. A stunning live act, these shows are not to be missed.

An accomplished live act. Having toured with the likes of Blackberry Smoke and The Treatment. With sixteen headline shows and four festivals across June and July 2017, Massive is set to bring their mayhem to the UK this summer. The band is ecstatic to be heading back out on the road in the UK.

Massive UK dates in 2017 as follows:
June 17 - Stone Free Festival, London www.stonefreefestival.com
June 23 - Wildfire Festival, Wiston www.wildfirefestival.co.uk
July 14 – Proud, London headline
July 15 – Wheatsheaf, Oxford headline
July 16 - Retro Bar, Manchester headline
July 18 – Trillians, Newcastle headline
July 19 – Bannermans, Edinburgh headline
July 20 - Wool Pack Live, Doncaster headline
July 21 – Krazyhouse, Liverpool headline
July 22 - The Station, Cannock headline
July 23 - Amplified Music Fest, Gloucester www.amplifiedrocks.com
July 25 - Talking Heads, Southampton headline
July 26 - The Exchange, Bristol headline
July 27 - The Scene, Swansea headline
July 28 - Two Pigs Rock Club, Cheltenham headline
July 30 – Ramblin' Man Fair, Maidstone www.ramblinmanfair.com

Tickets for headline dates available from www.massiveoz.com/tour and all other usual outlets

 Vintage Trouble To Release New Single.

Vintage Trouble.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Vintage Trouble are set to unleash their legendary and incendiary live show with a full UK/European tour this summer. To support their forthcoming shows, Vintage Trouble will be releasing the new single "Knock Me Out" on the 9th June 2017.

"Knock Me Out" captures the essence of the band. The track's melody and the driving rhythm are held together by Ty's warm vocals. The song moves effortlessly from the initial bluesy feel to the stronger southern accents of the chorus, leaving the audience immersed in the distinctive Vintage Trouble soundscape. The track is featured on the forthcoming John Varvatos campaign www.johnvarvatos.com and will also feature on forthcoming new Vintage Trouble album – due later in 2017. The John Varvatos link is telling for a band who are very much pushing style alongside their music.

With a run of headlining performances and festival appearances, the band will again set fire to stages throughout the continent. The tour will see Vintage Trouble bring their sparkling performance and party energy to Europe over 30 dates and 10 countries. The band are accomplished live performers – what other band could support acts as diverse as The Who, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and Paloma Faith. Vintage Trouble keep bringing "trouble makers" back time and time again never failing to deliver an unforgettable show. This summer will be no exception!

VINTAGE TROUBLE UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2017
Sun May 28            Derbyshire, Bearded Theory – UK
Tue May 30            Exeter, Phoenix – UK
Wed May 31          Bristol, SWX – UK
Thu Jun 1                  Cardiff, Tramshed – UK
Fri Jun 2                    Bexhill on Sea, De La Warr Pavilion – UK
Sun Jun 4                  Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms – UK
Tue Jun 6                  Manchester, O2 Ritz – UK
Thu Jun 8                  London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire – UK
Sat Jun 10                Grolloo, Holland International Blues Festival – Netherlands
Sun Jun 11               Cologne, Luxor – Germany
Tue Jun 13               Hamburg, Mojo Club – Germany
Wed Jun 14             Berlin, Columbia Theater – Germany
Fri Jun 16                  Zaragoza, Slap! Weekend – Spain
Sat Jun 17                Madrid, Conde-Duque Madrid - Centro Cultural – Spain
Mon Jun 19             Valencia, Moon – Spain
Tue Jun 20               Barcelona, Sala Apolo – Spain
Fri Jun 23                  Isernhagen, Blues Garage – Germany
Sun Jun 25               Dresden, Beatpol – Germany
Mon Jun 26             Heidelberg, Halle 02 – Germany
Tue Jun 27               Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal – Germany
Wed Jun 28             Nurnberg, Hirsch – Germany
Thu Jun 29               Munich, Technikum – Germany
Fri Jun 30                  Budapest, A38 – Hungary
Tue Jul 4 Milan, Carroponte  – Italy
Thu Jul 6 Vienne, Jazz A Vienne – France
Fri Jul 7                      Sierre, Sierre Blues Festival – Switzerland
Sat Jul 8                    Weert, Bospop Festival – Netherlands
Sun Jul 9 Tours, American Tours Festival – France
Tue Jul 11                 Lille, Le Splendid – France
Thu Jul 13                 Morzine, Harley Days Festival – France
Fri Jul 14 Carhaix Cedex, Vieilles Charrues Festival – France
Fri Aug 11                Avenches, Rock Oz' Arenes – Switzerland
Sat Aug 12               Zofingen, Heitere Open Air Zofingen – Switzerland

Headline show tickets available from all usual outlets. For festival shows please see festival websites

 Bullet For My Valentine To Release Live From Brixton: Chapter Two.

Bullet For My Valentine.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Following the monstrous success of their December 2016 UK tour, - which saw Bullet For My Valentine perform career-spanning setlists all over the UK, in addition to select performances of their classic 2005 debut album, 'The Poison', from beginning to end – BFMV will release a very special multi-format summation of their two consecutive sold-out performances at the world famous Brixton Academy, London.

Titled 'Bullet For My Valentine - Live From Brixton: Chapter Two' fans will now be able to experience the intensity of both 'Night One' (December 9th 2016's, 'career-spanning' performance) and 'Night Two' (December 10th 2016's 'The Poison' performance) via DVD, Blu-Ray, CD & Vinyl.

Full format details are below:-

'Night One' CD (career-spanning setlist)
'Night Two' CD ('The Poison' in its entirety setlist)
DVD (feat. both nights)
Blu-Ray (feat. both nights)
Triple disc Red Vinyl ('Night Two' only)

Matt Tuck says; "'Live at Brixton Chapter 2' marks the end of a massive 18 month global touring cycle, so to mark the success of 'Venom' and to celebrate our debut album 'The Poison' - we thought we'd capture both nights so that everyone could be a part of it. It was an incredible couple of nights at a venue that means so much to us, so make sure you grab a copy and enjoy the madness."

Pre-orders for 'Bullet For My Valentine - Live From Brixton: Chapter Two' are now live via Pledgemusic.com: https://bulletformyvalentine.pmstores.co/

 Bloodstock Festival 2017 Adds More Bands.

Bloodstock Festival.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
With just 100 days to go, BLOODSTOCK is delighted to welcome Manchester bruisers BROKEN TEETH, as Sunday's Ronnie James Dio main stage opener.  Signed to Nuclear Blast last year, the hardcore youngbloods are set to wake everyone up and pummel your hangover into submission!  Check out 'Show No Mercy' from their debut full-length 'At Peace Amongst Chaos' at https://youtu.be/Cppa15f4sFw.

Four more talented bands are joining the Last.fm-sponsored Sophie Lancaster stage bill.  Maryland, USA rockers LIONIZE (www.facebook.com/LIONIZEMUSIC/) bring the groove & funk to the party, and have been hard at work on their next record for new label The End (out this Summer), so expect a few new tunes!  Are you familiar with BLACK MOTH (www.facebook.com/themothpit/) yet?  If not, you soon will be!  Hailing from Leeds, Kerrang! describes them, "like Electric Wizard meets Band Of Skulls, in a dungeon."  Finnish metal outfit WOLFHEART (www.facebook.com/WolfheartRealm/) swoop in to showcase their new album 'Tyhjyys', released in March via Spinefarm.  And if black metal blended with doom and punk catches your interest, don't miss Nuclear Blast's brutal German duo MANTAR (www.facebook.com/MantarBand/).  

After last year's huge success, the 100%CA strongmen competition returns to the arena even bigger and better, and 2017 adds the women getting involved too!  Friday sees the ladies battling it out for England's Strongest Woman, boasting an impressive line up of 8 Arnold's and 5 World's competitors as well as Jenny Todd (the reigning middleweight Arnold's champion) and Donna Moore (the current open weight Arnold's champion and World's Strongest Woman)!  Sponsored by XPLOSIVEAPE, there's a £1200 prize up for grabs, a first for the women's sport.  Saturday brings the return of Europe's Strongest Man u90kg.  Will reigning champ Rob Ward keep his hands on the title or will Tom Hibbert, Calum Evans, or Davy Wallace knock him off his throne?  Sunday's finale offers a tiered prize pot of £2500 for the top 5 in XPLOSIVEAPE's Strongest Man.  See some of the UK's best athletes, including Graham Hick (current British log press holder, World's Strongest Man competitor, and third at Britain's), fast-rising demon Mark Steele, and current England's Strongest Man, Paul Smith.  Come along, cheer, and snap a photo with the strongest men and women in the country!

If that leaves you in need of refreshment, head over to KRAKEN's Freaky Tiki black spiced rum bar, where you can indulge in dastardly concoctions amongst black palm trees, tiki torches, and shrunken heads. Adorn yourself with a black lei and keep an eye out for the KRAKEN Hunters patrolling the arena. Look for the totem pole, you won't be able to miss it.

BLOODSTOCK's also pleased to announce the return of the very popular JAGERMEISTER Stage, showcasing some of the hottest up'n'comers in heavy music. Bands performing will be revealed in the coming weeks!

If bourbon revs your engine, you'll be thrilled to hear that BULLEIT are cruising in with their classic Studebaker truck bar, offering their infamous frontier whiskey, along with a host of other BULLEIT goodies! They might have a hair-raisin' surprise up their sleeve too...

Prepare to be dazzled! Bringing their full production, BLOODSTOCK's three headliners for 2017 are AMON AMARTH, GHOST, and MEGADETH. Also already announced are ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, INQUISITION, KING PARROT, SCARAB, WINTERSUN, ONI, DENDERA, KROH, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, COURTESANS, WRETCHED SOUL, BOSSK, WINTERFYLLETH, GODS, BLIND HAZE, ARTHEMIS, SEASON'S END, BLIND RIVER, ENDEAVOUR, BLAAKYUM, DAKESIS, NORDJEVEL, and TORQUED.  Many more are still to come!  Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK's social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee) and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than 'on the day' purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  Children's weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4's go free!  Can't come for the whole weekend but can join in for a day?  Sign up at https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock for a heads up when day tickets go on sale so you don't miss out! VIP is sold out.

Want to come to BLOODSTOCK by coach? BIG GREEN COACH have 21 departure cities directly to BLOODSTOCK in 2017, from all over the UK. They'll bring you, all your camping gear, and beer supplies, and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds. Visit http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.

 PVRIS Announce Release Of New Studio Album.

Pvris.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
PVRIS have released "Heaven," the stunning first single/video from their much anticipated album, ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN, ALL WE NEED OF HELL.

Directed by PVRIS vocalist Lynn Gunn and longtime video collaborator Raul Gonzo, "Heaven" can be seen HERE

Set for an August 4th release, ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN, ALL WE NEED OF HELL was recorded with Blake Harnage (who produced PVRIS' 2014 debut, White Noise) and is available for pre-order by clicking HERE.
Pre-order bundles featuring white and smoke-colored vinyl are also available – click HERE for details. "Heaven" is available as an instant download with all album pre-orders.

Fans can catch the band performing "Heaven" live on their upcoming UK & EU shows as well as the arena tour with Muse and Thirty Seconds To Mars. The tours kick off with two headline sold out shows at London's Shepherds Bush Empire before heading to Paris, Amsterdam & Berlin.  The band then head back to the states for the Music tour which kicks off May 20th in West Palm Beach, FL.  The band's extensive road plans also include shows in Australia and festivals both here and overseas, including Reading and Leeds, Bumbershoot and more. Full itinerary of shows can be seen HERE

The Boston-based  PVRIS (vocalist Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian MacDonald) just tore through SXSW, performing at the MTV Woodies and the TUMBLR "Planned Parenthood" event, which USA Today called "the hottest ticket at SXSW."

With ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN, ALL WE NEED OF HELL, PVRIS will look to build upon the success of White Noise and a collection of songs that've amassed over 113 million Spotify streams and close to 32 million YouTube views to date (including 17 million Spotify streams and 3.8 million YouTube views for their "You And I" single). In support of White Noise,  the band performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," were spotlighted on "Last Call with Carson Daly," toured arenas with Fall Out Boy, hit No. 1 on Billboard's "Emerging Artists" and "Trending 140" charts and launched a headline tour that saw them play to packed-house crowds around the world. NME called them "a rock sensation," Spin dubbed them a "breakout band," MTV described them as "the best thing since sliced bread" and the Huffington Post called Gunn "a force that cannot be denied."

UK/EU DATES BELOW
4th May - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London SOLD OUT
5th May- O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London SOLD OUT
8th May - Trabendo Paris, France
10th May - Melkweg, Amsterdam
11th May - Columbia, Berlin

Summer EU Festivals
18th Augu Biddinghulzen Lowlands Festival, NL
19th August Hasselt, Pukkelpop Festival, BE
     26th August Reading Festival
27th August LeedsFestival

 Voivod Announce UK Tour.

Voivod.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD continue to promote their latest Mini-CD release entitled “Post Society - EP” and have therefore just announced a next string of live-dates, which will see the band playing festivals and club-shows in Europe throughout June as well as selected dates in their Canadian home afterwards, including an appearance as support to Metallica in Quebec City.
 
VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin checked in with the following comment about the band’s upcoming activities, which include working on their upcoming studio album release:
 
“The writing of the new album is nearing completion, but it is already time for us to fresh up the set list for the first leg of our European tour in June. I am especially excited to play Sweden Rock once more. When we played there in 2009 I got to watch UFO performing a stellar set. This time we are sharing the stage with other heroes of mine, Lucifer's Friend!
 
We will come back home to play some cool shows in July, including the Quebec City Summer Festival with Metallica. In August we will record the new album before playing the famous Wings of Metal Festival in Montreal in September. Then we will head for Europe again in the fall. See you soon!”
 
Here is a list of the currently confirmed shows coming up for VOIVOD, with further dates for the June “Post Society” run and the Fall dates to being announced soon: 
 
VOIVOD – Live 2017:
08.06. Hamburg – Logo (Germany)
09.06. Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival (Sweden)
10.06. Rheine – Hypothalamus (Germany)
11.06. Goes – Podium ‘t Beest (The Netherlands)
12.06. Aalst – Cirque Mystic (Belgium)
13.06. Norwich – Waterfront (UK)
14.06. Glasgow – Audio (UK)
15.06. Newcastle – Riverside (UK)
16.06. Leeds – Temple Of Boom (UK)
17.06. Nottingham – The Dog House (UK)

18.06. London – Underworld (UK)
19.06. Essen – Turock (Germany)
20.06. Dresden – Scheune (Germany)
21.06. Tilburg – Little Devil (The Netherlands)

 Free Throw Release New Track.

Free Throw.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Free Throw have dropped another new track today from their forthcoming new album Bear Your Mind (out May 26th via Triple Crown Records). 'Better Have Burn Heal' premiered exclusively yesterday with The Fader, the song is now available across all DSPs.

This is the second instant-grat track from the new album and follows 'Randy, I Am The Liquor,' which debuted on March 31st with the album announcement and was promptly picked up by the A.V. Club, describing the song as "pop-punk drenched in throat-shredding emotion with a side of shimmery, arpeggiated guitar—think a more heavily produced Benton Falls, or American Football."  Free Throw will embark on a full U.S. Tour at the end of May that wraps up in their hometown of Nashville on July 1st.

'Better Have Burn Heal' sees lead singer Cory Castro candidly opening-up about the battle between his body and mind.  When asked about the song Castro added, "'Better Have Burn Heal' is a song about my struggles with body image and body dysmorphia. I've struggled with the way I feel about myself for quite some time and writing about it finally made sense. I tried to write the song in a way that anyone who has ever felt uncomfortable in their own skin can relate to. I'm still learning to love myself and I hope this song can help people who are on that same path to know that they aren't alone in that journey."

Free Throw's sophomore album Bear Your Mind was produced by Brett Romnes (The Early November, I Am The Avalanche) and mixed by Vince Ratti (Braid, Tigers Jaw, mewithoutYou) and is available for pre-order HERE.

 Iced Earth Unleash New Single 'Seven Headed Whore'.

Iced Earth.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
US power metal masters ICED EARTH present you 'Seven Headed Whore', the very first single of the band’s upcoming album 'Incorruptible'. Listen to three minutes of uncompromising, fast, powerful and real American metal here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sneo7yuIYFo&feature=youtu.be 

'Incorruptible' will see its worldwide release on June 16th 2017. The pre-order is up and running. Click the link below for a selection of online stores and pre-order the physical or digital version of your choice:

Pre-order/Stream: http://smarturl.it/INCORRUPTIBLE

“Incorruptible” will be available in the following formats: 

  1. Deluxe CD Digipak

with extensive booklet, fold-out poster and slipcase (only available in Europe)

  1. CD Digipak (only available in the USA)
  1. Strictly limited artbook

with 36-page booklet with introduction, additional artworks, sketches and comments by Jon Schaffer to each individual song, CD and double 10” vinyl, worldwide limited to only 3000 copies

  1. Deluxe 2LP version in various vinyl colours (see below for exact colour split)

With gatefold sleeve, 4-page lyric sheet, 180 g vinyl, black anti-static inner sleeves, etching and 12-page LP-booklet with artworks to each of the 10 songs

  1. Standard CD Jewelcase
  1. Digital download / stream

 
The 2LP version of “Incorruptible” is offered in the following vinyl colours:

  1. Black vinyl: unlimited and offered through all retail channels
  2. Dark-green vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in the UK
  3. Yellow vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in France
  4. Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at Century Media’s European online store
  5. Lilac vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
  6. Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at EMP
  7. Transparent-red vinyl: limited to 500 copies, distributed through RED in the USA
  8. White vinyl: limited to 300 copies, exclusively offered in the USA through F.Y.E.
  9. Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour

 
The artbook version of “Incorruptible” will be offered in the following vinyl colours:

  1. Transparent-red vinyl: main version, available through all retail channels
  2. Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at Century Media’s European online store
  3. Golden vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
  4. Black vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
  5. Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
  6. Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour

 
Note: For the best possible sound quality of the two vinyl versions (2LP and Artbook) “Incorruptible” has received a special vinyl mastering treatment. You will hear the difference!
br> “Incorruptible” tracklist:

  1. Great Heathen Army (5:21)
  2. Black Flag (4:56)
  3. Raven Wing (6:25) --- single launch: April 29th
  4. The Veil (4:47)
  5. Seven Headed Whore (3.00)
  6. The Relic (Part 1) (4:59)
  7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors) (6:35)
  8. Brothers (4:45)
  9. Defiance (4:08)
  10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862) (9:30) 



Brent Smedley – Drums, Percussion
Luke Appleton – Bass Guitar, Vocals
Jake Dreyer – Lead Guitar

ICED EARTH live
Summer festival appearances 2017
07.06 Sweden Rock Festival – Norje – Sweden
23.06. Saarmageddon Festival- Saarbrücken – Germany
05.07. Rock Harz Open Air – Ballenstedt – Germany
08.07 Burning Ruins Metal Fest – Terni – Italy
13.-15-07. Dong Open Air – Neukirchen-Vluyn – Germany
23.-29.07. Metal Days – Tolmin – Slovenia

 Wednesday 13 Drop Video For 'Blood Sick'.

Wednesday 13.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
WEDNESDAY 13 has unveiled a brand new video for 'Blood Sick', the next track to be taken from his forthcoming album, 'Condolences', which arrives on 2nd June via new record label home, Nuclear Blast Entertainment.  Check it out here - https://youtu.be/Avtk3Z1UXvQ.

WEDNESDAY tells us "I'm really excited for you all to see the video for 'Blood Sick'.  It was all shot on green screen with director Matt Zane.  The song is about a spider torturing a fly in its web before devouring it, and I wanted to try and capture that scenario with the band in a giant spider web.  I had this vision in my head when we first wrote the song and it's so cool to see it finally come to life."

The track is now available at iTunes, Amazon and all good DSPs and pre-orders for the 'Condolences' album are also ready to be snapped up.  'Condolences' is available in an array of different digital and physical formats, including a number of limited run coloured gatefold double vinyl editions and signed formats.  Check out the pre-order options at http://nblast.de/W13Condolences.

The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris 'Zeuss' Harris (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed) and the sleeve artwork was created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia).

WEDNESDAY 13 is also confirmed to headline the Dogtooth Stage at Download Festival on Saturday 10th June with his full electric set, as well as two additional shows in Dublin (Thu 8th Jun at Voodoo Lounge) and Belfast (Fri 9th June at Limelight 2).  Download tickets are available from http://downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets and Irish tickets from www.ticketmaster.ie

 Avenged Sevenfold Unleash Video For 'God Damn'.

Avenged Sevenfold.Thursday 27th April 2017
AVENGED SEVENFOLD have teamed with Billboard for the premiere of their new video, "GOD DAMN." Click HERE to watch. Directed by Anders Rostad, "God Damn" was shot in a Los Angeles warehouse filled with fans. You can see the making of the video HERE.

"God Damn" is taken from the band's latest album, THE STAGE, which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock, Hard Rock and Alternative Albums charts, No. 4 on the Top 200 and debuted Top 5 on iTunes in over 35 countries.  Co-produced by A7X and Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool), THE STAGE, available HERE, is the band's 7th studio album and first for Capitol Records. 

The album was surprise-dropped in October last year and garnered positive reactions around the world. Q called it 'their boldest album yet', while NME praised its 'lyrical sophistication' in their 4/5 review.  The Guardian felt it was 'exuberant, preposterous and colourful" and Kerrang thought the band were 'confounding expectations with such a grandiose and ambitious album'.  Classic Rock called it a 'metal masterpiece'.

Following their sold out European tour earlier this year which included 2 nights at London's 02, Avenged Sevenfold recently announced a stadium summer run with Metallica along with a series of special headline shows, the first of which took place last weekend in Las Vegas at the Las Rageous festival.

Dates confirmed so far are:
May 5 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater**
May 7 – Concord, NC – Rock City Campground**
May 9 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center***
May 10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium^
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field^
May 14 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium^
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field^
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome 
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium 
June 18 – Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
June 19 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Resort**
July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium^
July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium^
July 9 – Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park^
July 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center***
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park^
July 13 – Oshkosh, WI – Ford Festival Park
July 14 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest Amphitheater**
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre^
July 18 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion***
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau^
July 28 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre+++
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl+
July 31 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center+++
August 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater+++
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field+
August 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre+++
August 12 – Nampa (Boise), ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater+++
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB - Commonwealth Stadium+
** A7X headline show or festival date
*** A7X headline show with Volbeat opening
+++A7X headline show with A Day To Remember opening
^With Metallica + Volbeat
+With Metallica + Gojira

 Napalm Death Embark On European Tour.

Napalm Death.Wednesday 26th April 2017
UK’s Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are kicking off the dates for their “Campaign For Musical Destruction” European headline tour together with Brujeria, Power Trip and Lock Up tonight. Do not miss one of the most extreme musical billings for this year…

NAPALM DEATH + Brujeria, Power Trip & Lock Up 
“Campaign For Music Destruction” Europe Tour 2017

26.04. Gothenburg (Sweden) – Pustervik
27.04. Stockholm (Sweden) – Kraken STHLM
28.04. Flensburg (Germany) – Roxy
29.04. Magdeburg (Germany) – Factory
30.04. Haarlem (The Netherlands) – Patronaat
01.05. Köln (Germany) – Underground
02.05. Berlin (Germany) – SO36
04.05. Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat Klub
05.05. Brno (Czech Republic) – Klub Fléda / Sold Out!
06.05. Kassel (Germany) – K19
07.05. Saarbrücken (Germany) – Garage
09.05. Birmingham (UK) – O2 Institute
10.05. Glasgow (UK) – Classic Grand
11.05. Manchester (UK) – Rebellion **sold out**
12.05. London (UK) – The Electric Ballroom

13.05. Paris (France) – Le Glazart
14.05. Antwerpen (Belgium) – Zappa
16.05. Six-Fours-Les-Plages (France) – Espace André Malraux
17.05. Geneva (Switzerland) – L'Usine
18.05. Bologna (Italy) – Zona Roveri
19.05. Karlsruhe (Germany) – NCO Club
20.05. München (Germany) – Backstage
21.05. Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Effenaar

Other NAPALM DEATH tour dates 2017: 
23.06. Gräfenhainichen (Germany) – With Full Force Festival
24.06. Ysselsteyn (The Netherlands) – Jera On Air
07.07. Viveiro (Spain) – Resurrection Fest
03.08. Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air
05.08. Pori (Finland) – Porispere Festival
11.08. Ieper (Belgium) – Ieper Fest
12.08. Rașnov (Romania) – Rockstadt Extreme Fest

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

Check out the promotional video clips for NAPALM DEATH’s “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album:
“Dear Slum Landlord”: https://youtu.be/7knD2d7yHbg
“Smash A Single Digit”: http://youtu.be/33OZfCUsomk
“How The Years Condemn”: https://youtu.be/g5_AtVKQFv8

"Apex Predator - Easy Meat" can still be ordered in various formats from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/ApexPredatorCMdistro

 In Hearts Wake Announce New Album 'Ark'.

In Hearts Wake.Wednesday 26th April 2017
Byron Bay's In Hearts Wake have been changing minds and lives since 2012 and with fourth albumArk they are looking to inspire like never before. Set for release on April 26th via UNFD, Ark pays homage to the past as much as it signals a bright new future for conscious heavy music with the band partnering up with Tangaroa Blue for We Are Waterborne: An In Hearts Wake Initiative to lead a series of clean-ups along of some of the most polluted waterways on the east coast of Australia. A similar project based in the UK & Europe will be announced in due course. The band are currently on tour around the UK with While She Sleeps, with select dates at Groezrock and Impericon Festival Munich, and a full UK & European headline tour is coming later this year.

Lead single 'Passage' asks the question "Who's steering the ship?!" as the Earth drifts towards destruction.
Ark is both a dynamic breath of fresh air for the metalcore genre as a whole and a treatise on one of the world's great impending issues. Today, in some parts of the world, water is already more expensive than oil, a trend that is spreading. In Hearts Wake – comprising frontman Jake Taylor, guitarists Ben Nairne and Eaven Dall, bassist Kyle Erich and drummer Conor Ward – are bringing this distressing issue to the world's attention.
 
"No matter what side of the world we live on, water connects us all," says Jake. "Every living thing, and every human being that ever was or will be, is born of water. The plasma in our blood is 92% water, our brains 75%, and even our bones are 30% water. The same water that shapes our Earth is the same water within each of us." 
 
"This record is an ode to the Ark that is our ocean planet. Just like a ship, if one part is compromised all life is threatened. What happens on one side of the world affects the other. If we don't work together to repair our home and restore the integrity of its natural resources, we will all go down with the ship. Since water is our lifeblood, it needs to be respected, protected, and acknowledged not only as a basic human right, but as an essential human need."
 
In conjunction with the release of Ark, In Hearts Wake have joined forces with Tangaroa Blue for We Are Waterborne: An In Hearts Wake Initiative to lead a series of waterway clean-ups in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and at home in Byron Bay. Marine debris is one of the major environmental issues worldwide and In Hearts Wake are calling upon their fans to join them in these clean-ups, as well as encouraging fans to form their own clean up crews to tackle their local problem waterways. In Hearts Wake plan to take the initiative global with a series of clean-ups in the works for future overseas tours. 

Ark follows Skydancer (2015), Earthwalker (2014), and Divination (2012) in further cementing In Hearts Wake's status as one of the leading lights of melodic metalcore. In 2016 they released the unique collaborative Equinox EP alongside label mates and compatriots Northlane, and have looped the planet multiple times in the name of spreading their ecological, humanitarian and urgent environmental message.
 
In Hearts Wake have won new friends and fans from multiple US runs including Vans Warped Tour, and stints supporting Parkway Drive and August Burns Red. They have also taken the fight to European festivals such as Download, Graspop, Groezrock, Vainstream, successfully toured South East Asia and are becoming bigger than ever at home in Australia. The band will embark on their biggest and only Australian headline tour of 2017 in July. 

Ark is available for preorder now from http://unfd.lnk.to/Ark
In Hearts Wake - Ark is out May 26 via UNFD
1. Ark
2. Passage
3. Nomad
4. Frequency
5. Warcry
6. Waterborne
7. Arrow
8. Flow
9. Overthrow
10. Elemental
11. Totality
12. Now

REMAINING UK SHOWS
SUPPORTING WHILE SHE SLEEPS

Tuesday 25 April - Concorde 2, Brighton
Thursday 27 April - O2 Academy 2, Oxford
Friday 28 April - The Fleece, Bristol
Saturday 29 April - Groezrock, Meerhout
Sunday 30 April - Impericon Festival, Munich
Wednesday 3 May - Arts Club, Liverpool
Friday 5 May - Sugarmill, Stoke
Saturday 6 May - Waterfront, Norwich
Monday 8 May - Riverside, Newcastle
Tuesday 9 May - Garage, Glasgow
Wednesday 10 May - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Friday 12 May - Asylum, Birmingham
Saturday 13 May - Stylus, Leeds

 The Kentucky Headhunters Announce October UK Tour.

The Kentucky Headhunters.Wednesday 26th April 2017
Following on from last year's performance at the Ramblin' Man Fair, Grammy Award-winners The Kentucky Headhunters are set to return to the UK in October, for a handful of shows in support of twelfth album, 'On Safari'. Released last November by Plowboy Records/Practice House Records, the southern rock LP tips the hat to family and the southern way of life in the USA. 

Throughout their envious five decade career, the band have toured the USA extensively, but only ventured to Europe for the first time in 2016. The band credits Richard Young's son, John Fred, and his Black Stone Cherry bandmates for pushing them out of their comfort zone to make the trek abroad, where many of the Headhunters' rock influences call home.

Lauded by Billboard as a "great American rock 'n' roll band," don't miss this rare chance to catch The Kentucky Headhunters live, and witness their one of a kind sound that has given them the longevity in this industry that many acts only dream of. 

Tickets are on sale now for the following shows:
Mon 2nd Oct - BILSTON Robin 2 (tickets)
Tue 3rd Oct - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms (tickets)
Thu 5th Oct - SHEFFIELD Local Authority (tickets)
Fri 6th Oct - NORWICH Waterfront (tickets)
Sat 7th Oct - LONDON Boston Music Rooms (tickets)
Sun 8th Oct - MANCHESTER Club Academy (tickets)
Mon 9th Oct - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Cluny (tickets)
Tue 10th Oct - GLASGOW O2 ABC2 (tickets)

 Final Chuck Berry Album To Be Released.

Chuck Berry.Wednesday 26th April 2017
Today, The New Yorker has premiered “Wonderful Woman,” the second track from the forthcoming Chuck Berry album ‘CHUCK,’ due out June 9 on Dualtone/Decca Records.  ‘CHUCK’ is the final album and first new music in nearly four decades from the founding rock and roll legend, who passed away last month at the age of 90. “Wonderful Woman,” which the New Yorker calls "as freewheeling and rambunctious as any signature Berry track, but, like the rest of the music on 'Chuck', ... (with) the added charm of hearing the rock-and-roll dynamo sing and play guitar with fresh enthusiasm, joy, and amusement", features special guest Gary Clark Jr. on guitar.

LISTEN TO 'WONDERFUL WOMAN" HERE

Comprised of ten new recordings, eight of which were written by Berry, ‘CHUCK’ is his first new album since 1979’s ‘Rock It.’ It was recorded and produced by Berry in various studios around St. Louis and features his longtime hometown backing group - including his children Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica, vocals), plus Jimmy Marsala (Berry’s bassist for forty years), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) - which supported him for nearly two decades on over two hundred residency shows at the famed Blueberry Hill club. The album also includes guest performances from Gary Clark Jr., Tom Morello, Nathaniel Rateliff and Chuck’s grandson Charles Berry III.  Acclaimed author and historian Douglas Brinkley contributes liner notes.

Following the release of first single “Big Boys” on March 22nd, early praise began pouring in for ‘CHUCK.’ Rolling Stone said the album finds Berry “raging against the dying of the light, but in a vulnerable and tender way his earlier music had not prepared us for,” while The Guardian raved that ‘CHUCK’ “proves the late rock’n’roller was brimming with energy until the very end.” Uncut remarked that “Berry has as much to say about life and death as Cash and Bowie and Cohen did on their final albums.”

‘CHUCK’ Track List:
‘Wonderful Woman’
‘Big Boys’
‘You Go To My Head’
‘3/4 Time (Enchiladas)’
‘Darlin’’
‘Lady B. Goode’
‘She Still Loves You’
‘Jamaica Moon’
‘Dutchman’
 ‘Eyes Of Man’

 Nickleback Release New Music Video For 'Feed The Machine'.

Nickleback.Tuesday 25th April 2017
Diamond-certified, global award winning rock band, Nickelback, officially premiered the video for their Top 10 radio single “Feed The Machine” today on the band’s YouTube channel. Directed by Simian Design, the video premiere comes as the band continues to prepare for the release of their ninth studio album Feed The Machine on June 16th and the colossal headlining 45+ city North American Feed The Machine Tour.

WATCH the video for Feed The Machine here.

Feed The Machine(BMG), is officially available everywhere June 16th. The blistering and defiant lead rock single, “Feed the Machine” is already a Top 10 hit at Rock Radio in Canada and in the U.S. it’s currently #11 at Active Rock with more than 100 stations reporting adds since its release.

by Live Nation, the Feed The Machine Tour kicks off June 23 in Noblesville, Indiana, and continues with 45 dates across North America including stops in Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, with more dates to be added along the way. 

In March, Nickelback joined the exclusive DIAMOND-certified club after the RIAA certified the group’s fifth studio album, All the Right Reasons, DIAMOND for surpassing 10 million units.

Since forming in Alberta, Canada in 1995, globally celebrated, diamond-certified rock band Nickelback have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades. Nickelback’s success includes worldwide sales of more than 50+ million units, solidifying their status as the “eleventh best-selling music act” and second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 21st century—behind only The Beatles. Their inescapable and irresistible smash “How You Remind Me” was named Billboard’s ‘Top Rock Song of the Decade’ and was No. 4 on the Top 10 songs of the 2000s list.  Amongst all of these accolades, they’ve also been named Billboard’s “Top Rock Group of the Decade.”  Along the way, they have received a staggering nine Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, twelve JUNO Awards, seven MuchMusic Video Awards, and have been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame (2007).  With more than 23 chart-topping singles and fans spanning the globe, Nickelback boasts twelve consecutive sold-out international tours, playing to well over eight million+ diehard and adoring fans. Nickelback is Chad Kroeger (Lead Vocals, Guitars), Ryan Peake (Guitars, Backing Vocals), Mike Kroeger (Bass) and Daniel Adair (Drums, Backing Vocals).  

Pre-order Feed The Machine now here.

For more information and the latest tour dates, please visit www.nickelback.com

 Wars Release Video For 'Salf Flat Sailing'.

Wars.Tuesday 25th April 2017
wars have revealed an official video for 'Salt Flat Sailing' the fourth single from their recently released debut album, 'We Are Islands, After All'.
In support of this, wars are due to hit the road with Create To Inspire this May, taking in 9 UK towns/cities, finishing up at The Dome, London, in a one-off support slot to He Is Legend on May 12th.

Says Rob Vicars (wars vocalist); "Releasing our debut album, 'We Are Islands, After All' has been incredible for all of us in wars, and although we're already writing new material, there's lots we still have left to explore that we touched upon on that record; 'Salt Flat Sailing' is a song about utilising loneliness and solitude to tackle your darkest moments - taking that feeling of disquiet and disconnect so many of us are haunted by and being present in it.

We shot the video a while back now, but as we are about to head out on tour with Create To Inspire, we thought now was the right time to share it. We hope you love it."
Watch the video for 'Salt Flat Sailing' here: http://vevo.ly/5f2iN6

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wars will also appear at this year's Teddy Rocks Festival, Dorset, and 2000 Trees in Cheltenham.

All announced festival and tour dates are as follows:-
29.04.17 Teddy Rocks Festival, Dorset
02.05.17 Leeds, The Pack Horse w/ Create To Inspire
3.05.17 Newcastle, Jumpin Jacks w/ Create To Inspire
4.05.17 Chester, The Live Rooms w/ Create To Inspire
5.05.17 Nottingham, Rock City Basement w/ Create To Inspire
7.05.17 Bristol, The Exchange w/ Create To Inspire
9.05.17 St. Albans, The Horn w/ Create To Inspire
10.05.17 Birmingham, Subside w/ Create To Inspire
11.05.17 Leicester, The Soundhouse w/ Create To Inspire
12.05.17 London, The Dome w/ He Is Legend, Create To Inspire, Acres
07.06.17 2000 Trees, Cheltenham

'We are Islands, After All' was produced and mixed by Matt O' Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf Havana, Don Broco, etc.), with Alan Douches, chief engineer at West West Side Music handling the mastering.

'We Are Islands, After All' is available at all the usual outlets, stream on Spotify now: https://open.spotify.com/album/3qtX8W7hgYTtBp21EtkpKO

 Rozwell Kid To Release New Album.

Rozwell Kid.Tuesday 25th April 2017
Fronted by the affable, spectacled Jordan Hudkins, Rozwell Kid write massive, gritty, excitable power-punk songs; they channel Blue Album guitar grandiosity and eternally-hummable melodies conveyed in 'ooo''s, the likes of which would make Rivers Cuomo weak in his problematic knees. Combined with persistent touring that took the band's bombastic guitar rock all over the world, their 2014 LP Too Shabby quickly became a cult classic amidst those in-the-know. And now, Rozwell Kid will finally release its highly-anticipated follow-up, Precious Art, on June 23.  

"UHF on DVD," the first single from Precious Art, is a good-humoured, high energy probe into anxiety and insecurity. In Hudkins' signature style, the song calls upon the 1989 Weird Al cult classic UHF and homemade tacos to pacify an anxiety attack brought on nearly half a world away while Rozwell Kid were on their first tour of Australia last year.
Precious Art is a quintessential Rozwell Kid album, and something entirely new at the same time. It's teeming with understated nostalgia, but doesn't get too lost in it either. Rather, it's re-calibrated, revisiting the past with the added wisdom that comes with age.

"Nostalgia has always been part of my inspiration for songwriting," admits Hudkins. "I've always seemed to pull from childhood memories and re-contextualised them, where I kind of imagine it as a big 30 year-old kid wearing OshKosh B'Gosh overalls singing about these things they experienced or thought about as a kid."

What's even more impressive is how Hudkins communicates in his own special language to relay the same emotions most songwriters do (excitement, disappointment, heartbreak, love, self-doubt, etc), but in an entirely new way. His insane ability to balance pathos and humour to turn the slightest, most oddball detail – whether that's picking his nose, making Batman costumes or liking hummus – into works of, well, precious art.

 Louise Distras Announce New Single.

Louise Distras.Tuesday 25th April 2017
Tipped as one of Kerrang! magazine's 'Stars of 2017', Louise Distras channels her anger, hopes and fears into hymns of love and fury for yet another let-down generation with her new single 'Outside of You', set for release via Street Revolution Records on 26th May.

Louise's path from hardship to heart-felt anthems began when she ran away from home, aged 16, armed with a guitar and the few chords she knew.

Inspired by Nirvana and the punk-rock gateway the Seattle legends provided, Louise turned her back on the bullying that had made her life unbearable and decided to play music for anyone who'd listen.

Her unshakeable belief that "music can change the world" underlines her own story. It certainly changed hers. "I'm standing up for the disenfranchised kids who get picked on at school, the kids outside the box whose world has been changed by the power of music," the Wakefield born singer says.

These days Louise has more than an acoustic guitar.  'Outside of You' comes with the added dynamics of a full band. But she insists that the ethos remains the same – a focus on 'nu-punk' for the new generation.

While the undeniable quality of Louise's music stands her in good stead for any scraps she gets into this year, her perceived status as a 'protest singer' is up for debate.

"Growing up as a young working class woman in a post-Thatcher era, these songs and poems reflect that environment," she says. "The gatekeepers of the music industry have tried to call these protest songs, which is a label that I don't understand because I'm just passing on my experience as a human being growing up in these apocalyptic conditions of unemployment and apathy.

"You have to wonder why someone simply speaking their mind is considered a protest in the first place," Louise continues, before conceding that the honesty and personality that fuel her art can both be utilised as powerful weapons in today's culture of suppression.

You can be sure Louise will carry on saying what she thinks and feels in 2017, as she plays her part in what she describes as "the street revolution".

'Outside Of You' is released as a taster for Louise's as yet untitled sophomore album.

Following the huge critical acclaim that greeted her debut, 'Dreams from the Factory Floor', the single offers a small glimpse of what's to come. The second album will, she says, "take my songs to a new level with harder hitting lyrics and harder hitting concepts."

The artistic call to arms has begun, and from humble beginnings, Louise Distras is leading from the front! br>
'Outside of You', the new single from Louise Distras, is out 26th May via Street Revolution Records, don't miss your chance to hear it on tour!

Pre-order the single here: https://www.louisedistras.co.uk/pledge 

Catch Louise Distras live at the following dates:

April 28 Leeds, The Key Club
April 30 Glasgow, Stag & Dagger Festival
May 14 London, Lost Evenings @ Roundhouse w/ Frank Turner
May 27 Birmingham, Slam Dunk Festival
May 28 Leeds, Slam Dunk Festival
May 29 Hatfield, Slam Dunk Festival
June 2 Pippingford Park, Byline Festival
June 3 London, Camden Rocks Festival
June 4 Sussex, Glastonwick Festival
June 10 Bolton, Safe Gigs 4 Women Benefit @ The Alma Inn
June 30 London, Hope and Anchor 
July 2 Manchester, Sonderfest
July 7 Cheltenham, 2000 Trees Festival
August 5 Blackpool, Rebellion Festival

 Slaughter To Prevail Unleash New Video.

Slaughter To Prevail.Tuesday 25th April 2017
SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL have just released a brand new music video for “Chronic Slaughter”, the second single to be taken from the band’s eagerly awaited debut full-length album Misery Sermon.

The video was directed by Evgeniy Kozlov and you can check it out here: https://youtu.be/goL3UZc_vcY

Misery Sermon is set for release on May 5th through Sumerian Records and is available in multiple bundles including limited edition vinyl available in “Kill Room Clear” and “Burial Brown” with only 250 pressed for each colour! While vinyl ships out in June, fans will receive a digital download of the album on street date (MAY 5) via email. Pre-orders re available at SumerianMerch.com.

SLAUGHTER TO PREVAILhailing from the United Kingdom and Russia, was started in July of 2014 and quickly made themselves well known in the music scene. With only having released 2 songs, the band did a full tour across Europe and Russia supporting the mighty Ingested, playing for hundreds of people a night. SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL’s brutal mix of extreme metal, deathcore, intense vocals, and violently heavy breakdowns showed they were a force to be reckoned with from the start. 

Making quick time, the band caught the attention of Sumerian Records. After re-releasing their acclaimed EP Chapters of Misery and touring across the United States on the Summer Slaughter Tour 2016, SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL headed straight in to the studio to start work on their first full-length album. After months of writing furiously, Misery Sermon was born. 

 The One Hundred To Release Debut Album 'Chaos + Bliss'.

The One Hundred.Tuesday 25th April 2017
THE ONE HUNDRED have revealed that 'Chaos + Bliss', their debut studio album, will be released via Spinefarm Records on June 2nd 2017.

The 12 tracks – including lead UK single / video 'Dark Matters' and follow-up 'Monster' (both premiered on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show) – will be available on CD, DL & LP, with the latter featuring bonus song 'Temples' (accessed via the free download card).

Combining elements of rock, rap, grime, hip hop & r 'n' b, the London quartet are well versed in swerving simple categorization and steering a direction that's very much their own; add in quality, hook-laden songwriting plus adventurous production, complete with plenty of low-end poke, and 'Chaos + Bliss' stands as a musical statement to truly stir the senses.
Front-man Jacob Field says of the announcement: "We are excited to finally be able to announce our debut album. We know you guys have been waiting and we hope you are ready! 'Chaos + Bliss' drops June 2nd. Keep it 💯"

Pre-orders for the album are now live, including signed items and merchandising bundles, with 'Monster' being offered as an 'instant grat'.

Pre-order: https://SpinefarmRecords.lnk.to/N-orCWE

A video for 'Monster' was recently filmed by the band, who spent time at a nineteenth century fort in Rochester, Kent, capturing some of the footage; the clip will be launched on ThursdayApril 27th.

The One Hundred are also imminently heading out on their full debut headline tour kicking off May 1st in Southampton; from here, the band continue across the UK, then out to France and Germany.

MAY UK / EURO TOUR DATES
01 - UK - Southampton, Joiners      
03 - UK - Bath, Moles                                         
04 - UK - Plymouth, Underground     
05 - UK - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
06 - UK - Nottingham, Rock City Basement                                                    
08 - UK - Glasgow, The Garage
09 – UK - Leeds, The Key Club
10 - UK - Birmingham, Asylum 2
11 - UK - London, Boston Music Room                                  
13 – UK - Manchester, Rebellion                                  

15 – FR - Paris, Backstage by the Mill
16 – DE - Cologne, Blue Shell  
17 - DE - Hamburg, Hafenklang
18 – DE - Berlin, Maze                                       

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

The One Hundred will also appear at the Teddy Rocks Festival in Dorset on April 29th plus the Download Festival on June10th. More tour and festival plans will be revealed in due course.

 Vintage Trouble To Embark On UK Tour.

Vintage Trouble.Tuesday 25th April 2017
Vintage Trouble are set to unleash their legendary and incendiary live show with a full UK/European tour this summer. To support their forthcoming shows, Vintage Trouble will be releasing the new single "Knock Me Out" on the 9th June 2017.

"Knock Me Out" captures the essence of the band. The track's melody and the driving rhythm are held together by Ty's warm vocals. The song moves effortlessly from the initial bluesy feel to the stronger southern accents of the chorus, leaving the audience immersed in the distinctive Vintage Trouble soundscape. The track is featured on the forthcoming John Varvatos campaign www.johnvarvatos.com and will also feature on forthcoming new Vintage Trouble album – due later in 2017. The John Varvatos link is telling for a band who are very much pushing style alongside their music.

With a run of headlining performances and festival appearances, the band will again set fire to stages throughout the continent. The tour will see Vintage Trouble bring their sparkling performance and party energy to Europe over 30 dates and 10 countries. The band are accomplished live performers – what other band could support acts as diverse as The Who, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and Paloma Faith. Vintage Trouble keep bringing "trouble makers" back time and time again never failing to deliver an unforgettable show. This summer will be no exception!

VINTAGE TROUBLE UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2017
Sun May 28            Derbyshire, Bearded Theory – UK
Tue May 30            Exeter, Phoenix – UK
Wed May 31          Bristol, SWX – UK
Thu Jun 1                  Cardiff, Tramshed – UK
Fri Jun 2                    Bexhill on Sea, De La Warr Pavilion – UK
Sun Jun 4                  Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms – UK
Tue Jun 6                  Manchester, O2 Ritz – UK
Thu Jun 8                  London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire – UK
Sat Jun 10                Grolloo, Holland International Blues Festival – Netherlands
Sun Jun 11               Cologne, Luxor – Germany
Tue Jun 13               Hamburg, Mojo Club – Germany
Wed Jun 14             Berlin, Columbia Theater – Germany
Fri Jun 16                  Zaragoza, Slap! Weekend – Spain
Sat Jun 17                Madrid, Conde-Duque Madrid - Centro Cultural – Spain
Mon Jun 19             Valencia, Moon – Spain
Tue Jun 20               Barcelona, Sala Apolo – Spain
Fri Jun 23                  Isernhagen, Blues Garage – Germany
Sun Jun 25               Dresden, Beatpol – Germany
Mon Jun 26             Heidelberg, Halle 02 – Germany
Tue Jun 27               Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal – Germany
Wed Jun 28             Nurnberg, Hirsch – Germany
Thu Jun 29               Munich, Technikum – Germany
Fri Jun 30                  Budapest, A38 – Hungary
Tue Jul 4 Milan, Carroponte  – Italy
Thu Jul 6 Vienne, Jazz A Vienne – France
Fri Jul 7                      Sierre, Sierre Blues Festival – Switzerland
Sat Jul 8                    Weert, Bospop Festival – Netherlands
Sun Jul 9 Tours, American Tours Festival – France
Tue Jul 11                 Lille, Le Splendid – France
Thu Jul 13                 Morzine, Harley Days Festival – France
Fri Jul 14 Carhaix Cedex, Vieilles Charrues Festival – France
Fri Aug 11                Avenches, Rock Oz' Arenes – Switzerland
Sat Aug 12               Zofingen, Heitere Open Air Zofingen – Switzerland

Headline show tickets available from all usual outlets. For festival shows please see festival websites

 Bury Tomorrow Announced As Slam Dunk Festival Special Guests.

Slam Dunk Festival.Tuesday 25th April 2017
Already boasting the best alternative line-up of the summer, Slam Dunk Festival 2017 is delighted to unveil Bury Tomorrow as their secret special guests, appearing on the Main Stage/Jagermeister Stage with the likes of Don Broco, Deaf Havana, Crossfaith, and highly anticipated headliners Enter Shikari.

After first making their debut at Slam Dunk Festival in 2011, Bury Tomorrow have become undeniable festival favourites, exactly what you’d expect from one of the most exhilarating and definitive groups in modern British metalcore. Known for fierce melodies, anthemic choruses and raw heaviness, the south coast metalcore troupe have received critical acclaim in the form of a number one UK rock chart album, top 40 success in the mainstream chart and an unrelenting dedication from a braying fanbase and media alike.

After enjoying the success of their latest mind-blowing Album ‘Earthbound’ and returning straight from their biggest UK headline tour to date, Bury Tomorrow will add yet another unmissable moment to their repertoire as they are poised to deliver a groundbreaking set at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival.

Slam Dunk’s Ben Ray says ‘I’m so happy to have Bury Tomorrow back again! Although they DJ’d at last year’s event we certainly missed them live! It’s actually the first time this year we have had heavy bands on the main stage, so it was only right we include them!
Offering an unparalleled display of pop-punk movers and shakers across 8 stages, Slam Dunk Festival is set to celebrate all things alternative as it welcomes incredible one-off anniversary performances from blistering headliners Enter Shikari, debut albums in full with American pop-rockers Cute Is What We Aim For and We The Kings, a special reunion performance from Madina Lake and the final-ever shows from We Are The Ocean. Whether you’re at Birmingham on May 27th, Leeds on May 28th or Hatfield on May 29th, Slam Dunk Festival 2017 will be the ultimate alternative party of the summer.
FULL LINE-UP TO DATE
Enter Shikari, Don Broco, Bowling For Soup, Neck Deep, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Deaf Havana, Beartooth, Tonight Alive, We Are The Ocean, Crossfaith, Against Me!, The Bronx, With Confidence, Goldfinger, Mad Caddies, Waterparks, The Movielife, Frank Iero & The Patience, Decade, Bury Tomorrow, Zebrahead, Counterfeit, We The Kings, The Ataris, Fenix TX, Milk Teeth, The Maine, Cute Is What We Aim For, Memphis May Fire, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Madina Lake, Set It Off, Citizen, Black Foxxes, Turnover, Crime In Stereo, Seaway, Fort Hope, SHVPES, Trophy Eyes, Boston Manor, WSTR, Like Pacific, Puppy, Sorority Noise, The Gospel Youth, Stray From The Path, Ocean Grove, I Prevail, Vukovi, Ice Nine Kills, Area 11, Oceans Ate Alaska, Sylar, Too Close To Touch, Casey, Makeout, MC Lars.

TICKET INFORMATION
Advance tickets £44 or £49 with after party are on sale now. www.slamdunkmusic.com

 Of Mice And Men Release New Single 'Unbreakable'.

Of Mice And Men.Tuesdya 25th April 2017
As they gear up for a slate of rock festivals and a headlining tour of Europe and international festivals, OF MICE & MEN (vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga and guitarist Phil Manansala) have released "Unbreakable," a scorching new track recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Sepultura, My Chemical Romance), mixed by Grammy winner Chris Lord-Alge (Deftones, Muse) and mastered by Chris Athens (Drake, Ozzy Osbourne).

Click HERE to listen on Spotify and HERE to purchase the song on iTunes.
The release of "Unbreakable" and this past weekend's electrifying performance at Las Rageous begins a new chapter for the influential metal band.

"We're incredibly excited for the world to hear our brand new song, 'Unbreakable,' which is all about staring fear in the face, overcoming fear's ability to keep you stagnant, and telling it where it stands," says Pauley. "Through this transitional time, we've felt the tremendous outpouring of love, encouragement, and support from our fans around the world, and we can't wait to see you all soon. None of this would be possible without you, and we thank you all, endlessly."

OF MICE & MEN have hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. They've racked up over 153 million Spotify streams, 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers. They've shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age and not only held their own, but won over new fans in the process. They've played hundreds of shows for packed-house-crowds around the world, released three studio albums to critical acclaim, and recorded tracks that have blanketed rock radio airwaves. Their sound has broken through obstacles of language, distance and culture. For most bands, such achievements usually mark the summation of a long career– if they're lucky. But OF MICE & MEN have accomplished all that and more over the course of a mere five years. And while those feats make for one helluva resume, what makes this band really matter is that they've never stopped pushing themselves to go further. The Southern California-based quintet recently released Cold World with producer David Bendeth, who they worked with on 2014's Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts.

"Unbreakable" is Of Mice & Men's first new music since the departure of vocalist Austin Carlile, whose ongoing battle with Marfan syndrome forced him to leave the band at the end of last year.

OF MICE & MEN will be making their UK comeback by playing Download Festival 9th-11th June at Donnington Park. 

Los Angeles-based fans can catch the band performing alongside Rise Against on July 13th at the Shrine Auditorium.
 
Visit  https://ofmiceandmenofficial.com/events for full itinerary of international dates.

 Dr Living Dead! To Enter The Studio To Record Fourth Studio Album.

Dr Living Dead.Tuesday 25th April 2017
Swedish crossover kings DR LIVING DEAD! are set to enter the studio this weekend to record their fourth full length album, the follow up to 2015's 'Crush the Sublime Gods' released via Century Media Records. 

The recording will take place in Studio Rovljud in Örebro, Sweden and will again be helmed by Martin Jacobsson and Anders Alexandersson who both worked with the band on the previous effort as well.

Comments DR. LIVING DEAD! : "This album is way overdue and we are proud to announce that this is finally happening.  We promise a hard hitting and dynamic piece of crossover in your ugly faces. If not, we strongly encourage you to bitch about it online. A big thank you to everyone who supported us up until now, you know who you are and we look forward to unleashing new music for your ear pleasure!" 

The as of yet untitled album is set for an Autumn release via Century Media Records, with touring to follow.

For the latest updates on the band and studio diary, be sure to visit: 
www.deathfuckingthrash.com

 Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes For Rebellion Festival.

Rebellion Festival.Tuesdya 24th April 2017
Returning to Rebellion Festival for the first time since 2010 when Gallows whipped up one of the biggest circle-mosh-pits to ever grace the Empress Ballroom, former frontman Frank Carter returns in 2017 with his new band The Rattlesnakes.

"The fans spoke and we listened," says Frank. "It's been a long time coming for my return to Rebellion and I can't wait!"

Their appearance comes hot on the heels of new album 'Modern Ruin', released to critical acclaim and high-voltage gigs earlier this year. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes' appearance is one not to miss at Rebellion this year.

2016 saw Rebellion Festival celebrate its 20th year alongside the 40th anniversary of punk with a spectacular sold-out event. Over four days at Blackpool's Winter Gardens, iconic bands from every aspect of punk across the world shared stages with new and emerging talent. And Rebellion 2017 already looks set to be no different.  Returning to Winter Gardens in Blackpool from  the 3rd to the 6th of August, the line-up is already shaping up to be another punk genre defining event.

Rebellion 2017 sees new ground-breaking bands such as Kent duo Slaves, Evil Blizzard and the aforementioned Mr Carter rubbing shoulders with a legendary line-up that includes the likes of Bad Religion, The Skids, DOA, Alternative TV, Neville Staples Band,  Good Riddance, Scream (who once featured Dave Grohl), Toyah, Richie Ramone, Pennywise,  Leftover Crack, Ruts DC and many many more.

For full line-up and day splits see: www.rebellionfestivals.com 

Day tickets are now available at £60 per day and there is also the opportunity to buy weekend tickets in instalments with a deposit.

 Haxans Announce Debut Album.

Haxans.Tuesday 25th April 2017
THE HAXANS are a brand new power-duo featuring Ash Costello (New Years Day) on vocals and Matt Montgomery (AKA: Piggy-D, Bassist of Rob Zombie) on vocals and guitar. This unique, Goth Pop infused project is set to release their debut album ‘Party Monsters’ on Friday Oct 13th 2017 via Another Century Records. The brand-new video “Vampira” can be seen now at the link below and stay tuned to www.thehaxans.com for additional information.

Check out the 'Vampira' video herehttps://youtu.be/yWw9ar6QnRc

Montgomery states: "We wanted to record some songs that we liked that showed our DNA. Not just as musicians, but as people. This song is special to me having known Vampira before her passing. It's a tribute in a way to a friend, but also shows what side of the street we come from.
This record is a party for everyone else like us. The cover, the song titles, the energy and the colors of this record are going to pull together an amazing cross section of people. It's just everything we like and celebrate everyday, but amped up to 11!  It's got 'a kids jumping on the bed while the parents are out of the room feeling' to it to me, which is kind of what this record was for us.”

 18 Visions Announce Their Long-awaited Come Back Album.

18 Visions.Tuesday 25th April 2017
Eighteen Visions, the seminal metal band have reformed, signed with Rise Records and are announcing a 2nd June release for their long-awaited new album, XVIII.

The band is giving fans a sneak preview of the disc with today's release of lead track/video, "Oath" – click HERE to watch

"Oath" is available as an instant download when pre-ordering the album – for info, click HERE.

Eighteen Visions will perform "Oath" live—along with a plethora of fan favourites and new songs—on 2nd June, when they take the stage for the first time in ten years for a record release show at The Observatory in Orange County. Click HERE for tickets. 

XVIII, the reunited and reenergised band's first new album in over a decade, is both mission statement and battle cry. It's a blistering, dense, and diverse album. Recharged and newly partnered with Rise Records, 18V sound liberated from the expectations of the outside world and driven only by their own personal and artistic directive. This is the album promised by the raw alchemy of every other Eighteen Visions record. The unrelenting force and unashamed ambition that fueled every stylistic incarnation of this always evolving and never boring band: it's finally fully realized in the sound of XVIII. The album was made at home in Orange County, with U.K. transplant and multi-instrumentalist producer Mick Kenney at the helm. His close relationship with the guys in the band (vocalist James Hart, guitarist Keith Barney and drummer Trevor Friedrich) lent itself to the most fully realized recording in their discography, emphasizing every strength of 18V's unique arsenal. Among the album's many highlights is "Live Again," a moving tribute to bassist Mick Morris, who passed in 2013, "Picture Perfect" a super heavy, dirgy assault on fakery and wolves in sheep's clothing, dripping with menacing melody and "Fake Leather Jacket," a molotov cocktail tossed at the music industry, threatening and staunchly confident.

The full track listening for XVIII  is:
1.Crucified
2.The Disease, The Decline, and Wasted Time
3.Underneath My Gun
4. Live Again
5.Laid To Waste in the Shit of Man
6.Oath
7. Spit
8. Picture Perfect
9.Fake Leather Jacket
10. For This I Sacrifice

Eighteen Visions (sometimes stylised as "18 Visions" and regularly name checked by diehard supporters around the world as simply "18V") were declared part of "The Future of Metal" by Revolver Magazine during their meteoric rise from proto-deathcore indie band, nurtured by the DIY scene, to major label "next big thing" in active rock. A lengthy section of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal is dedicated to the passion fuelled Orange County heroes. Their fusion of hardcore punk energy and death metal fury; '80s Sunset Strip attitude and '70s sexualised charisma; and the dark romanticism of grungy '90s alt-rock, became something definitively all of their own. They've toured with Lamb Of God, Killswitch Engage, Bullet For My Valentine, Coheed And Cambria, HIM, and fellow OC denizens, Avenged Sevenfold. Their live show is both slick and dangerous, impassioned and full of concentration. 18V is incongruously yet brilliantly suited for both the heyday of arena rock and gatherings in sweaty basements.

Kerrang! detailed their exploits, Metal Hammer heralded albums like Obsession and what was nearly their swan song, 2006's Eighteen Visions, while fans celebrate 18V anthems like "Victim," "Broken Hearted," "Tonightless," "Tower of Snakes," "Motionless And White," and "You Broke Like Glass" with monstrous singalongs around the world, whether at festivals like Download UK and Australia's Soundwave or in intimate clubs. Having fully realised a sound embraced equally by acolytes of Stone Temple Pilots, Smashing Pumpkins, and Guns N' Roses, with a flair for the dramatic akin to Marilyn Manson, and a larger-than-life pop gloss reminiscent of Def Leppard's massive Hysteria, Eighteen Visions disappeared the aforementioned Chain Reaction show.  

The impact the band maintains on the scene around them can't be overstated. Even the notoriously snarky Metal Sucks confessed "every other band under the sun ripped them off" in a 2017 blog post. In 2011, the tastemaker blog ran an article called, "Stealing 18 Visions' Ideas: A Book By The 2011 Metalcore Scene." But these sentiments, while flattering, have never driven Eighteen Visions. In fact, their 2017 reformation is guided by the same principles that have always led them: to exorcise some demons, with brutal heaviness, unashamed melodies, always in service to their authentic, cathartic muse.

 Periphery To Kick Off European Tour.

Periphery.Tuesday 25th April 2017
PERIPHERY will kick off their long awaited European tour in support of their latest album, 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' on May 2nd in Wiesbaden. The month long tour also includes 2 UK dates - 19th May at Manchester's Ritz and 20th May at London's Forum. Support will come from The Contortionist and Destrage.

PERIPHERY
The Contortionist, Destrage
02.05.2017 (DE) Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
03.05.2017 (CH) Lausanne - Les Docks
05.05.2017 (IT) Milan - Santeria Social Club
06.05.2017 (IT) Bologna - Zona Roveri
07.05.2017 (AT) Vienna - Szene
08.05.2017 (DE) Berlin - Lido
09.05.2017 (DK) Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
11.05.2017 (FIN) Helsinki - Tavastia
13.05.2017 (SE) Stockholm - Klubben
14.05.2017 (NO) Oslo - Vulcan Arena
16.05.2017 (DE) Hamburg - Markthalle
17.05.2017 (DE) Cologne - Essigfabrik
18.05.2017 (BE) Antwerp - Trix
19.05.2017 (UK) Manchester - O2 Ritz
20.05.2017 (UK) London - O2 Forum

21.05.2017 (F) Paris - Le Trabendo
23.05.2017 (F) Nantes - Le Ferrailleur
24.05.2017 (F) Toulouse - Connexion
25.05.2017 (F) Lyon  - CCO
26.05.2017 (LUX) Esch-sur-Alzette - Rockhal
27.05.2017 (NL) Nijmegen - Doornroosje
 
Check out the amazing video clip for the song 'Marigold' which was was directed by Wes Richardson, who previously did the videos for 'Scarlet' and 'Alpha':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQqIF0yVtzc&feature=youtu.be

In case you are craving some heavier tunes make sure to click on the lyric video for 'The Price Is Wrong':
https://youtu.be/_9gHHGqxJog

 The Lounge Kittens Release New Video.

The Lounge Kittens.Wednesday 19th April 2017
Taken from their debut album ‘Sequins & C-Bombs’, released last year on Grweat Records, The Lounge Kittens have selected Usher’s ultimate club banger ‘Yeah’ for their latest video offering. 

Taking on the roles of Usher, Lil’ John and Ludacris the video sees the girls raising the roof of London’s legendary Dingwalls venue, transforming it into a sizzling hot nightclub with the help of some of their most dedicated fans. During their hugely successful PledgeMusic campaign, Kitten fans were given the chance to be in one of their now infamous videos; a chance which they relished. “The fans were AMAZING.” says Jen, Red Kitten.“We weren’t sure what to expect after giving them the brief but they did not disappoint. They threw themselves into everything we asked them to with typical C-Bomb Squad attitudes – just awesome.” 

“Yeah was always going to get the TLK video treatment,” says Blue Kitten, Timia. “It’s such a stand out track for us as we love singing Ludacris’ filthy rap. It’s so challenging to perform live. But the video was a great excuse to mix things up again and try out a different style, particularly when it came to our characters. It was a real pleasure to dance about in trainers without a stiletto in sight!”

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qvR_OBUOfo 

The Lounge Kittens head out on their ‘Bringing Up The Rear’ tour tomorrow. See them live at:
20.04 Oxford Bullingdon
21.04 London Dingwalls
22.04 Liverpool Arts Club 2
26.04 Norwich Waterfront Studio
27.04 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
28.04 York Fibbers
29.04 Glasgow Garage Attic
30.04 Sheffield Leadmill

 Set It Off Release New Music Video For 'Hypnotized'.

Set It Off.Wednesday 19th April 2017
Set It Off is now premiering an in-your-face, high energy music video for fan favorite song - "Hypnotized" - off their latest album Upside Down. The video was directed by Matt Alonzo (Xzibit, Tyrese, The Game) and can be seen now by clicking here.

"We are extremely proud to present the music video for our latest single "Hypnotized". Writing this song was an extremely cathartic experience with all of that pent-up anger being let out; making this video felt no different," reveals Set It Off frontman Cody Carson. "We understand how important it is to be able to let out your anger, unleash your inner demons, and just act out every once in a while. Songs like this allow you to do that."

Adding a special note to fans he shares "We also realize that this is one of your favorite tracks on Upside Down and we love giving you all what you want. So watch, enjoy, like, and share this video with all of your friends and make sure to sing it nice and loud when we see you in your town next!"

Upside Down was released on October 7, 2016 and debuted on multiple Billboard Charts including: No. 10 Digital Albums, No. 10 Independent Albums, No. 11 Alternative Albums, No. 13 Top Rock Albums, No. 20 on Tastemakers, No. 22 on Top Current Albums, No. 22 on Top Albums Sales, and No. 51 on The Billboard 200 - making it the band's highest charting album to date. Upside Down was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producers Brandon Paddock (Panic! At The Disco, Avril Lavigne, Pentatonix), Erik Ron (Saosin, Panic! At The Disco) and Mike Green (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, Cassadee Pope).

Set It Off will head to the UK next month for a short run of shows alongside With Confidence and to perform at Slam Dunk Festival with the likes of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, The Maine, Against Me!, Don Broco and more.

Catch them at the following shows:
Set It Off w/ With Confidence 
May 23 Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory
May 24 Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
May 25 Glasgow, UK @ G2
May 27 Birmingham, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival
May 28 Leeds, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival
May 29 Hatfield, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival [ SOLD OUT ]
May 31 London, UK @ 02 Academy Islington

 Ducking Punches Announce Massive UK Tour.

Ducking Punches.Tuesday 18th April 2017
Ducking Punches has announced their first headline UK tour with a brand new band lineup. The tour will criss-cross the country from Plymouth to Manchester Punk Festival via Norwich and Leeds. Celebrating the three words you think of when at a Ducking Punches gig, the band have also unveiled a new video for 'Fun Fun Fun' – two minutes brimming with energy, desperate vocals and scathing guitars.
This is the latest video taken from the 2016 Xtra Mile Recordings release Fizzy Brain. You can buy the album from XMR's online shop now on pink or white vinyl, CD and download.
 
Ducking Punches had a riotous and see-saw 2016, releasing Fizzy Brain after signing to Xtra Mile Recordings and embarking on as many shows as could be crammed in. This manic run was cut short when frontman and songwriter Dan Allen broke his leg in a soapbox racer accident on a video shoot for 'Greedy Bones' (you can watch the video minus accident here). Unable to support label-mates Skinny Lister on their UK album tour, and tasked with assembling a new band, Dan spent two months recuperating.
 
After this forced hiatus a new band was formed, their first performance headlining the Xtra Mile Recordings Independent Venue Week show at the Monarch in Camden, London in January 2017. This will be their first full headlining tour. Ducking Punches will also tackle further shows in the summer throughout Europe and select dates at festivals and in the UK. Full dates below. The band will be accompanied on this UK tour by Safe Gigs For Women who will be promoting their cause with friendly chats and merchandise.
 
APRIL UK TOUR 2017
18         Bristol @ Exchange           
19         Birmingham @ The Actress & the Bishop              
20         Manchester @ Manchester Punk Festival            
21         Manchester @ Manchester Punk Festival            
22         Manchester @ Manchester Punk Festival            
23         Sheffield @ Record Junkee        
24         Nottingham @ The Bodega        
25         Leeds @ The Key Club  
26         Huddersfield @ The Parish         
27         London @ The Monarch 
28         Bradford @ The Underground   
29         Bolton @ The Alma        
30         Norwich @ Norwich Arts Centre              

MORE 2017 DATES
MAY
12           Limerick, Ireland @ Chez Le Fab  (Solo show)
13           Dublin, Ireland @ Workman's Club (Solo show)
14           Belfast, UK @ The Sunflower (Solo show)
25           London, UK @ The Montague Arms       
26           Mol, Belgium @ El Topo Goes Loco Festival         
27           Saarbrucken, Germany @ Incore Festival             
28           Herzogenbuchsee, Switzerland @ Jugendhaus 
29           Mainz, Germany @ KulturKafe 
30           Leipzig, Germany @ Sto               
JUNE
01           Berlin, Germany @ Monarch     
02           Zittau, Germany @ Emil               
03           Prague, Czech Republic @ Rock Cafe      
05           Gottingen, Germany @ Tkeller 
06           Bielefeld, Germany @ Plan B     
07           Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Blue Hotel  
08           Antwerp, Belgium @ JC Bouckenborgh 
09           Eupen, Belgium @ Pigalle            
JULY
07           Cheltenham, UK @ 2000Trees Festival    (w/Skinny Lister & Will Varley)
SEPTEMBER
09           London, UK @ Tchances               
23           Cambridge, UK @ Subterranean

 Bas Sign Release Video For 'Square One'.

Bad Sign.Tuesday 18th April 2017
Bad Sign premiere their brilliantly glitched out new video 'Square One' today via VEVO.  Taken from their eagerly anticipated debut album 'Live & Learn', the album is set for release on July 14th through highly respected, award winning UK label BASICK Records.

Check out the new video HERE

'Square One' premiered on BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, on April 16th.

The bands debut album 'Live & Learn' - produced by Neil Kennedy (Milk Teeth, Creeper) - is the culmination of Bad Signs' uncompromising, intelligent songwriting style that bleeds integrity, evolution and volition while continuing to further their foray into honest, heavy and melodic alternative music. 'Live & Learn' is packed with brooding, dreamy melodies, devout and caustic lyrics, all soundtracked by ghostly swells, angular dynamics and unimaginably mammoth riffs... All the riffs!

Bad Sign are a 3 piece rock band from Croydon, South London who formed over a mutual love of honest, passionate music. Since releasing the 'Destroy' EP in December 2014, Bad Sign have toured relentlessly, sharing stages with the likes of Black Peaks, Heck, Feed The Rhino, While She Sleeps, Arcane Roots, The Xcerts and Devil Sold His Soul.  The band have also made ground-shaking appearances at Hit The Deck, Festivile and Tech Fest. Be sure to catch their explosive live show at this year's 2000 Trees, Amplified, and Y Not Festival.

 While She Sleeps To Release New Album 'You Are We' On Friday.

While She Sleeps.Tuesday 18th April 2017
With the release of their third album 'You Are We' just around the corner, Sheffield's While She Sleeps have unleashed another slice of riff-fuelled, metallic intent in the form of new track 'Feel'. Its anthemic, sing (and scream) along aesthetic serves as a rousing call to arms and is indicative of the album's supremely epic overall effect. Self funded, with the assistance of a legion of loyal fans, 'You Are We' is poised to win the heart and soul of the scene and beyond.

Four tracks from 'You Are We' have been previously released - the roaring 'Hurricane', the album's title track, 'Silence Speaks' (feat Oli Sykes) and the visceral social commentary of 'Civil Isolation'.

While She Sleeps will have a typically voracious touring schedule throughout 2017, which kicked off this past weekend with a couple very special album release shows and will continue this week with the 'You Are We' Tour, the first half of which is completely sold out. The recently-announced special acoustic "Sleeps Brothers" show, which was scheduled to take place next week has now been rescheduled for 4th September. Original tickets remain valid.

TOUR DATES:
http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeTour

APRIL
20/04 – Fibbers, York, UK – SOLD OUT
21/04 – Sheffield, Plug, UK – SOLD OUT
22/04 – The Dome, London, UK – SOLD OUT
23/04 – The Dome, London, UK – SOLD OUT
25/04 – Concord 2, Brighton, UK – SOLD OUT
26/04 – Talking Heads, Southampton, UK – SOLD OUT
27/04 – O2 Academy 2, Oxford, UK – SOLD OUT
28/04 – The Fleece, Bristol, UK – SOLD OUT
29/04 – Academy 2, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT

MAY
01/05 – Academy, Dublin, UK
02/05 – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast, UK
03/05 – Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
05/05 – Sugarmill, Stoke, UK
06/05 – Waterfront, Norwich, UK
08/05 – Riverside, Newcastle, UK
09/05 – Garage, Glasgow, UK
10/05 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK – SOLD OUT
12/05 – Asylum, Birmingham, UK
13/05 – Stylus, Leeds, UK

JUNE
01/06 – The Globe, Cardiff, UK
02/06 – The Hub, Plymouth, UK
16/06 – The Booking Hall, Dover, UK

OTHER
25-27/08/17 – Reading & Leeds Festivals
04/09 – St Pancras Old Church, London, UK (acoustic) – RESCHEDULED
studio and create the artwork themselves.

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds Ten More Bands.

Bloodstock Festival.Tuesday 18th April 2017
BLOODSTOCK has six more bands lined up for the Sophie Lancaster stage and four lucky bands win slots on the New Blood stage to celebrate the start of the 'Metal To The Masses' finals.

Landing slots on the Sophie Lancaster stage are Leeds metal trio BLIND HAZE (www.facebook.com/Blindhazeband), Italian power/classic metal outfit, ARTHEMIS (www.facebook.com/arthemis.official/), sludgy groove beasts GODS (www.facebook.com/therealgods), symphonic goth outfit SEASON'S END (www.facebook.com/seasons.end), Bristol progressive rockers ENDEAVOUR (www.facebook.com/EndeavourMetal) and classic rock n' rollers, BLIND RIVER (www.facebook.com/pg/BlindRiverUK).

We're also thrilled to welcome back Last.fm as sponsors of the Sophie Lancaster stage for 2017.  Check out their Spotify playlist of bands on the Sophie stage and get excited for August!  https://play.spotify.com/user/lastfmofficial/playlist/2mbVU7viKYgRh5CPhhOwl8.  

BLOODSTOCK's ever tenacious search for the best breaking bands culminates soon with the kick off of the 'Metal 2 The Masses' finals on 22nd April.  The festival's incentive to give up-and-coming acts a break by offering slots on the bill at Catton Park has helped give many acts a career launchpad and the finals see the M2TM team narrowing it down and picking their winners for 2017.  This year, M2TM ran in 29 UK regions, plus events in Ireland and Norway to find bands for the New Blood Stage.  Attendees at the finals can also win weekend festival tickets or prizes from our sponsors, Kraken rum and Hobgoblin ale.  The lucky bands winning a slot on the New Blood stage will also be in with a chance of landing extra goodies from our friends at Gibson Guitars, Studiomaster & Carlsbro or recording time with Russ Russell at his Parlour Studios in Northampton (http://www.parlourstudios.co.uk/).

Having won a slot on BLOODSTOCK's New Blood stage in 2016, the Northern Irish band, THE CRAWLING are announced as winners of Metal 2 The Masses' prize of a slot at the Slovenian festival, Metaldays.  Congratulations to them!

BLOODSTOCK is also proud to announce the first bands landing a slot on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage, hand picked from CD and online applications.  Hailing from Beirut, Lebanon are BLAAKYUM (www.facebook.com/blaakyum).  The band's blend of thrash & groove metal is infused with crushing Middle Eastern percussion and oriental guitars.  Check out 'Baal Adon' live - https://youtu.be/6KwsoLIHKVE.  British power-proggers DAKESIS (www.facebook.com/dakesis) also land a slot.  The band's sound ranges from powerful metal anthems to expansive, progressive instrumental and orchestral soundscapes.  Check out 'The Great Insurrection' here - https://youtu.be/a_rcIORrxFo.  Norway's NORDJEVEL (www.facebook.com/nordjevelofficial) will bring some black metal to the New Blood bill.  Featuring ex-Ragnarok and Marduk members in their ranks, their pedigree is second to none.  Check out their video for 'Djevelen I Nord' here - https://youtu.be/zS1YAM7KdvQ.  Lastly, British groove metal animals, TORQUED (www.facebook.com/Torquedband) also win a slot.  They claim they're here to 'rip faces and blow gauges'.  Decide for yourself by checking out their set at in August!

Bands still wanting to throw their hat in the ring for a New Blood slot can apply via the Hobgoblin video upload platform - https://www.wychwood.co.uk, or by contacting simon@bloodstock.uk.com for further details.
Already announced for 2017 are our three headliners AMON AMARTH, GHOST, and MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, INQUISITION, KING PARROT, SCARAB, WINTERSUN, ONI, DENDERA, KROH, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, COURTESANS, WRETCHED SOUL, BOSSK, and WINTERFYLLETH.  Many more are still be announced!  Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK's social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee) and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than 'on the day' purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  Children's weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4's go free!  All VIP tickets and camper van packages are now SOLD OUT!

 Airbourne Announce New Guitarist Matt Harrison.

Airbourne.Tuesday 18th April 2017
AIRBOURNE ARE pleased to confirm that guitarist and their longtime staunch mate Matt ‘Harri’ Harrison has now joined their ranks; this comes in the wake of longstanding band member David Roads’ decision to depart the world of rock ‘n’ roll for (quite literally) green pastures…

David has been a part of the ever-growing Airbourne story across four studio albums and extensive global touring, helping to establish the band (formed by brothers Joel & Ryan O’Keeffe in Warrnambool, Regional Victoria Australia 2003, and completed by bassist Justin Street) as one of the hard rock domain’s most potent live outfits – a true force of nature with latest album, ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’, released by Spinefarm Records in September 2016, achieving their highest ever week-one chart positions worldwide…

 Roadsy has always loved rural Australia, his second passion being his family farm, and now he has decided to return to his roots to work alongside his father in the family business. We wish him well on his future endeavors.

 “As the old saying goes, ‘you can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy’. We say, good on ya mate, well-played and good luck!

“Now to the future, and it’s all guns blazing foot to the floor! In the coming months, we look forward to introducing you to our new Airbourne Brother, he’s our long time staunch mate Harri ‘The Riff Doctor’ Harrison. Possessing a gifted Rock’n’Roll right hand motor he already ‘fits in like a well-greased piston into a V8’ and we are all pumped to be bringing his powerful locomotive-like rhythm with us to rock the summer festivals!

 “Cheers and see ya soon rockers!” – Joel, Ryan & Streety.

 “Many thanks to all the fans. It has been an absolute pleasure rocking out with you guys over the years. It was great to be a part of this wild Airbourne ride! Cheers!” – David

 THE NEW Airbourne line-up will be unveiled this spring / summer when the band return to European touring action for a run of selected headline and major festival appearances, including Rock Im Park / Rock Am Ring & Full Force in Germany, Download in the UK, Nova Rock in Austria, Hellfest in France, Graspop in Belgium, Copenhell in Denmark and Provinssirock in Finland.

The following headline dates are also confirmed for October / November, with more to follow…
OCTOBER
10 – Olympia, Paris, France
13 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland 
25 – Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany
27 – Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
29 – Barba Negra Music Club, Budapest, Hungary
31 – Werk 2, Leipzig, Germany

NOVEMBER
2 – Backstage Werk, Munich, Germany
4 – Rathaussaal, Telf/Innsbruck, Austria
6 – Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
7 – Samsung Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
8 – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany

IN ADVANCE of this live activity, Airbourne will have a new single issued via Spinefarm Records; titled ‘It’s All For Rock N’ Roll’ and taken from the ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’ album, it will be available as a special 12” vinyl release for Record Store Day (Saturday, April 22nd). This limited edition package will come complete with gatefold sleeve, bronze vinyl, plus fold-out poster, and is dedicated to Lemmy & Motorhead, as is the accompanying clip – a heartfelt tribute video (featuring Motorhead’s legendary ‘Bomber’ stage prop) released by Airbourne back in February.  Watch it here.

 The Wonder Years Announce Two Headline UK Shows Around 2000 Trees Festival.

The Wonder Years.Tuesday 18th April 2017
Following on from an incredible headline tour of the UK earlier this year, which saw them play to a sold out crowd at London's Koko, Philadelphia's The Wonder Years have announced two special UK shows in Nottingham and Kingston in July.

The dates are in addition to the band's previously scheduled appearance at 2000trees Festival in Cheltenham. Beach Slang, Muncie Girls and The Dirty Nil will support at Nottingham Rock City on 8th July, with both Muncie Girls and The Dirty Nil also joining The Wonder Years for their show at Kingston's Hippodrome on 9th July. Tickets on sale this week.  

The band released their latest album, the critically acclaimed 'No Closer To Heaven', in 2016 to critical acclaim.

UK shows:
07/07/17  Cheltenham - 2000trees Festival - TICKETS 
08/07/17  Nottingham - Rock City - TICKETS                     
09/07/17  Kingston Upon Thames - Hippodrome - TICKETS 

 The Dives Announce UK Headline Show.

The Dives.Tuesday 18th April 2017
With the four members of USA act The Dives hailing from both sides of the country and the middle, it might seem unlikely that these musicians would ever even meet, let alone form a band – until you hear them play. Featuring tight harmonies and infectious hooks, The Dives' music sounds fresh and familiar at the same time.

Based in NYC, the new band – still under a year old – wasted no time writing original material, rehearsing and leaping onto the club circuit. When asked to describe The Dives' sound, Evan Stanley, lead guitarist and vocalist, says "Power Pop". Sergio Ortega, bass and vocals, explains, "It's a rock band playing pop music. Big hooks, but rattier than Top 40."

The band is comprised of guitarist and lead singer Evan Stanley, guitarist and lead singer Mike Lefton, bassist and singer Sergio Ortega and drummer and singer Jimmy Meier.

When Stanley moved to NYC to attend college at NYU/Tisch's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, he was determined to start a band. After a little trial and error, he was introduced to New Jersey native, Mike Lefton. A brotherhood was formed instantly as the two found musical commonalities beginning with their influences and work ethic. And the beginning of a band was formed. Mike reached out to fellow New Jersey native, Jimmy Meier to give the band a beat. With a gig booked, they scrambled to find a bass player. A friend recommended an unlikely fit, Sergio Ortega. Unlikely because Ortega is an incredibly talented musician best known for guitar, banjo and mandolin and has toured the world with Broadway phenomenon Ramin Karimloo, as his guitarist and musical director. The group asked Sergio to sit in for that show and never let him leave.

2017 is lining up to be a very exciting year for The Dives. Currently putting the finishing touches to their debut EP, due out later in 2017. The band will be touring throughout the year, and kick this off with their debut UK headline show as well as supporting KISS across the UK in May 2017. Please see dates below:

UK Dates
Saturday 27th                                            
The SSE Hydro                        Glasgow support to KISS

Sunday 28th
Barclaycard Arena                  Birmingham support to KISS

Monday 29th                                              
The Water Rats                         London headline

Tuesday 30th                                              
Manchester Arena                    Manchester support to KISS

Wednesday 31st                                       
The 02                                         London support to KISS

For The Water Rats headline show tickets are priced £7 (subject to booking fee) and are on general sale 9am GMT Friday 21st April 2017 through www.livenation.co.uk. The Dives will be onstage at 8.30pm

KISS tickets are available now through www.livenation.co.uk  

 Massive Announce Lengthy UK Tour.

Massive.Friday 14th April 2017
Australian rockers Massive return with multiple festival dates and a headline tour across the UK in June and July 2017. The band will also release a new single "Calm Before The Storm" on the 2nd June 2017.
Taken from their forthcoming album, "Calm Before The Storm" is a big rock tune. Powerful riffs overlaid with the unique vocals of Brad Marr. It's a perfect showcase for this band who are quickly establishing themselves at the forefront of the next wave of hard rock acts.

Massive are Brad Marrs (lead vocal and guitar), Brendan Forward (backing vocal and lead guitar), Mick Quee (backing vocal and bass) and Jarrod Medwin (backing vocal and drums). Hailing from the land of Oz the one thing these four have in common is a love for all thing rock and lager. Combined they come together to form a true rock 'n roll band with a sound that is reminiscent of classic era Guns 'N Roses and AC/DC. A stunning live act, these shows are not to be missed.

An accomplished live act. Having toured with the likes of Blackberry Smoke and The Treatment. With sixteen headline shows and four festivals across June and July 2017, Massive is set to bring their mayhem to the UK this summer. The band is ecstatic to be heading back out on the road in the UK.

Massive UK dates in 2017 as follows:
June 17 - Stone Free Festival, London www.stonefreefestival.com
June 23 - Wildfire Festival, Wiston www.wildfirefestival.co.uk
July 14 – Proud, London headline
July 15 – Wheatsheaf, Oxford headline
July 16 - Retro Bar, Manchester headline
July 18 – Trillians, Newcastle headline
July 19 – Bannermans, Edinburgh headline
July 20 - Wool Pack Live, Doncaster headline
July 21 – Krazyhouse, Liverpool headline
July 22 - The Station, Cannock headline
July 23 - Amplified Music Fest, Gloucester www.amplifiedrocks.com
July 25 - Talking Heads, Southampton headline
July 26 - The Exchange, Bristol headline
July 27 - The Scene, Swansea headline
July 28 - Two Pigs Rock Club, Cheltenham headline
July 30 – Ramblin' Man Fair, Maidstone www.ramblinmanfair.com

 All That Remains Unleash New Single.

All That Remains.Thursday 13th April 2017
With just weeks until the release of their highly anticipated eighth studio album, All That Remains continue serving up powerful hard rock anthems. The New England-based band will release their Howard Benson (Halestorm, Papa Roach, Chris Cornell) produced record, Madness, on April 28th via Eleven Seven Music. The album has already seen massive success, reaching #1 at metal radio in the US with the first few singles – which can be heard in heavy rotation on Sirius XM's Octane and Liquid Metal. 

Today, All That Remains have shared another track off the album. The song, entitled "Louder," ebbs and flows between moments of melodic, guitar driven riffs and heavy, head-banger bars, swelling to a full on pit-ready breakdown complete with a frenzied guitar solo. Vocalist Phil Labonte follows the flow of the track, perfectly switching from clean vocals to guttural howls and enhancing the songs message of standing your ground. You can feel his conviction in the lyrics, "The truth is loud no matter where you hide. Sleep walker, fear monger, I make the rules you ain't got nothing on me."

When asked about the inspiration behind "Louder," Labonte shared, "The song 'Louder' is about not backing down or self censoring because people yell about what you think or believe. There will always be people who want to shout you down or say you can't and that's when you have to stand firm. There isn't really an overall theme of this record any more than there was for any other ATR disc. Lyrically it's all small parts of my life I put together and laid down. They're all small parts of me."

 "Louder" is currently being shared on Metal Hammer:
http://www.teamrock.com/news/2017-04-13/all-that-remains-release-video-for-louder

 Ice Nine Kills Announce The Hell In The British Hallways Tour.

Ice Nine Kills.Thursday 13th April 2017
Ice Nine Kills have announced two new UK headline dates as part of their “Hell In The British Hallways” tour, which includes performances at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival. 
The Boston metalcore outfit play at Glasgow, Audio on 26th May and at Bournemouth’s The Anvil on 30th May. The tour concludes on 31st May at The Underworld in London, where Ice Nine Kills play as direct support to I Prevail for a special “Fearless Invasion” show which is now SOLD OUT.
Ice Nine Kills recently revealed the third and final chapter of their video trilogy with the song "Nature Of The Beast". The final installation continues the narrative of 2015's "Communion Of The Cursed" and last year's "Hell In The Hallways" music videos.
 
Taken from the band's latest album, Every Trick In The Book, which showcases the band's love for story-telling and reflects on the dark side of such classic stories, creating vibrant narratives mixed with the band's trademark sound, "Nature Of The Beast" pays special tribute to George Orwell's novel "Animal Farm."
"The message of that book seems particularly relevant, given the dangerous political climate which engulfs our country at the moment," explains vocalist Spencer Charnas.
Watch the "Nature Of The Beast" video here: https://youtu.be/GxTk6OY08mg
Every Trick In The Book is available on iTunes.
Catch Ice Nine Kills at the following shows:
26 May | Glasgow, Audio - tickets
27 May | Birmingham, Slam Dunk Midlands - tickets
28 May | Leeds, Slam Dunk North - tickets
29 May | Hatfield, Slam Dunk South SOLD OUT
30 May | Bournemouth, The Anvil - tickets
31 May | London, The Underworld (supporting I Prevail) SOLD OUT

 Palace Release New Single 'Bitter'.

Palace.Wednesday 12th April 2017
PALACE's new single 'Bitter' will impact on 27th April on Fiction Records. The track is a gateway to the centre of front man Leo Wyndham's soul and explores some of our darkest emotions. Leo says, "Bitter is a song about jealousy and what that all consuming feeling can be like. It looks at the destructive nature of jealousy and how poisonous it can be."

Leo's candid lyrics are just one of the many reasons burgeoning audiences feel touched by the band, who scored a hat trick last Autumn when their Brixton Electric show sold out at speed, just like their previous London shows at Scala and before that the ICA. Stepping into 2017 they look on track to do the same with their recently announced UK/Europe April tour that culminates at Shepherd's Bush Empire on the 27th (details below).

It wasn't just UK tours that Palace sold out last year; they sold out their European tour and a number of shows in New York. They also played rapturously received sets at festivals across Europe, including Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds. Closer to home they started their own night called 'Palace Presents' at The George Tavern, London where they played their first ever show and now curate their own monthly line-up. The night is always rammed, which helps support the 600-year-old venue which, like many other independent venues, is constantly threatened with closure.

Ahead of the forthcoming tour, Palace have just been announced as support to Mumford and Son's intimate charity show in aid of the Felix Project, the proceeds of which will go towards helping to tackle the food waste and food poverty in London. "It's a total privilege to be involved with such an amazing charity, and one that's addressing such a serious problem in our city," Leo says. "It's wonderful to see a charity like The Felix Project really raise awareness and help to tackle food waste and poverty in London. Hopefully the evening will raise enough money to really make a difference. We feel incredibly lucky to be a part of it all."

Palace released their dark, enchanting debut album 'So Long Forever' last November. Palace, who have been described as this generation's most moving evolution in alt-rock, sing of heartbreak, family ructions, death and diving headfirst into relationships they know will destroy them. They make sumptuous, soulful rock music in a dour ex-munitions factory. They're the fatalistic sound of the future.
Palace have been busy in the studio working on new material, which they will be revealing on tour this spring.

UK Live Dates
Apr-03 – Leicester, The Cookie (14+)
Apr-04 – Nottingham, Bodega (14+)
Apr-05 - Sheffield, The Harley (18+)
Apr-06 – Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall (14+)
Apr-07 – Newcastle, Cluny 2 (14+)
Apr-08 – Edinburgh, Electric Circus (14+)
Apr-10 – Manchester, Ruby Lounge (14+)
Apr-11 – Liverpool, Buyers Club (14+)
Apr- 13 – Belfast, Voodoo (18+)
Apr-18 – Birmingham, O2 Institute 3 (14+)
Apr-19 – Bristol, Thekla (14+)
Apr-20 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (14+)
Apr-21 – Oxford, The Bullingdon (14+)
Apr-25 – Guildford, Boileroom (14+)
Apr-26 – Reading, South Street Arts Centre (14+)
Apr-27 – London, Shepherds Bush Empire (14+) 

 Biters To Release New Album.

Biters.Wednesday 12th April 2017
Atlanta rockers, BITERS have unveiled 'Chasin' The Feelin'', another new track from their forthcoming album, 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be'.  The album is set to land at retail via Earache on 19th May.  'Chasin' The Feelin'' has already romped on to the A-list at Planet Rock Radio, check it out here - https://youtu.be/sbsoBMQ7GK8.

'Chasin' The Feelin'' follows lead single, 'Stone Cold Love' which arrived to herald the band's UK dates that kicked off last month - https://youtu.be/SFY2j22YGJQ. A special limited edition vinyl 7" of 'Stone Cold Love', backed with 'Callin' You Home' (also taken from the new album) will be available for Record Store Day on 22nd April. Check out where you can snap a copy up here - http://recordstoreday.co.uk/exclusive-releases/rsd-2017/biters/.

BITERS recently returned home after blazing a trail across the UK and Europe with their electrifying live shows.  Their 24-date tour supporting labelmates Blackberry Smoke saw them playing to over 50,000 music fans, including a date at London's iconic Roundhouse.

'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' was produced by Dan Dixon and is the follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed 'Electric Blood'. You can pre-order the album digitally at iTunes - http://bit.ly/bitersfuture-itunes and get 'Stone Cold Love' right away. You can also order signed copies, bundles and lovely vinyl from http://biters.earache.com

 Frank Turner Lost Evenings Is Approching.

Frank Turner.Wednesday 12th April 2017
With one month to go, the full line-up of music and events for the SOLD OUT Lost Evenings Festival can now be announced. This fantastic 4-day festival, taking place on 12th-15th May at London's iconic music venue, The Roundhouse will see Frank Turner curate and headline four consecutive one off concerts, with an exciting supporting cast of musical talent confirmed for both the main stage and a second stage that will run alternately each evening.

On Friday, 12th May Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will perform a crowd pleasing Greatest Hits set entitled Last Minutes and Lost Evenings, and supporting that night will be America's finest AJJ alongside up and coming band New Pagans.  Following on Saturday, Frank will perform his debut album 'Sleep Is For The Week' in full as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. On this night long-admired musical peer Seth Lakeman will support with Anglo/Scottish duo Deux Furieuses. On Sunday Frank resurrects Nambucca's infamous former club night 'Sensible Sundays' and brings in close pal and musical hero Scott Hutchison from Frightened Rabbit onto the bill and as it only seems right, Nambucca's very own Beans On Toast kicks off the evening.  Closing 'Lost Evenings' on Monday 15th May, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls unite with Huw Stephens and his Label Of Love to feature Xtra Mile Recordings and showcase the extraordinary talent on the roster. Skinny Lister and Will Varley support Frank's second Greatest Hits set of the series.
The second stage, named as the Nick Alexander Stage –in memory of the merchandise manager and long-time friend of Frank, who was tragically killed in the Bataclan attack in 2015 - plays host to some of the best emerging acts all hand-picked by Frank and Radio X's John Kennedy. Friday's bill is Crows, Bloody Knees and Moses; Saturday has Young Romance, Bless and Guise; Sunday hosts Louise Distras, Lewis Bootle and Uri Sade and finally Monday feature's Xtra Mile acts Ben Marwood, Ducking Punches (solo) and Non Canon.

In addition to the evening performances, OneFest will run a selection of events during the day, that include panels focusing on The Business, Women & The Industry, Getting Gigs, Mental Health, Digital Generation as well as a keynote speech from Radio 1's Gemma Cairney – plus much more.  The full programme of events that offer inspiration, insight and advice to young individuals both operating in and trying to break in to the music industry can be found here: http://onefestuk.com/lost-evenings

The OneFest element will be part-produced by a cohort of six young adults aged 18-25 who are currently undergoing professional development programmes within the music industry, designed and run by The Hub.  These programmes will support them in fulfilling roles across the event in panel and additional stage programming, artist liaison, digital marketing and business affairs.

As well as all the OneFest and Lost Evenings activities, a full programme of satellite events, under the title of Last Minutes has been confirmed at various venues in Camden. The Hawley Arms, The Monarch, Lock Tavern and Dingwalls will host special intimate live performances, late night DJ sets, after parties, meet ups and food deals. On the Saturday afternoon at The Monarch, Xtra Mile present live music from Sam Duckworth (Get Cape, Wear Cape Fly) and Rob Lynch and on the Saturday night Frank Turner and Sam Duckworth DJ at The Big One at Dingwalls. For a full listing of events go here: www.lostevenings.info

 Mastodon Celebrate Success With New Album 'Emperor Of Sand'.

Mastodon.Wednesday 12th April 2017
Emperor of Sand, the eighth studio album from internationally celebrated heavy rock icons Mastodon, has entered Billboard's Top Album Sales Chart at the #1 position, making this not only the best-selling album of the week over all other entries, but also the band's biggest sales debut in their history.  In addition, Emperor of Sand topped the Billboard Alternative Albums, Rock Albums, Hard Music Albums and Physical Albums charts, plus the #1 vinyl selling album of the week completing Mastodon's biggest debut of their career. Emperor of Sand debuts at the #7 position on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and marks the band's third consecutive album to enter into the Top Ten, including Once More 'Round the Sun (2014) and The Hunter (2011).

Mastodon had the biggest international debut of their career with first week chart position highs in multiple countries. Emperor of Sand also reached the Top 10 in Canada (#2), Australia (#3), Finland (#4), Sweden (#5), Norway (#6), Ireland (#7), and New Zealand (#9).  The album topped the UK Rock and Metal charts and finished a strong #11 in the overall chart.

Mastodon's new single "Show Yourself"  is currently #8 at rock radio. The band recently performed the hit single on Jimmy Kimmel Live! - click here to watch the performance. They will also perform the song on TBS' Conan on a later date to be announced soon.

Thrilled with this achievement, the band has offered this statement:
"We want to thank all of our fans for running out and picking up a copy of our new album Emperor Of Sand. The support you guys have shown us has been unbelievable. The album is an important and emotional one for us and it makes us very happy that it is connecting with you. We're excited to play it for you on tour!! See you soon!" - The 'Don'

The album has received critical acclaim around the globe. Kerrang! (U.K.) called Emperor of Sand  "a mature, provocative and at times genuinely beautiful piece of work," while Rolling Stone said "'Emperor Of Sand' harnesses gut-punching catharsis...their most ambitious outing since 'Crack the Skye'...It's a glorious metal miasma."

Paste praised "Emperor of Sand is full of passionate performances and serves as one of Mastodon's most surprising and relatable releases yet."

"One hard-hitting album...Mastodon turns tragedy into triumph" quoted Guitar World.
U.K's Metal Hammer enthused "Being alive is the one thing we all have in common, but it takes a band as special as Mastodon to put life into perspective."

On April 20, the band will perform at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles as part of their upcoming spring U.S. headline tour, which begins on April 14 in Missoula, MT, with support from Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles. The band returns to the UK and Europe for festivals this summer including Download Festival.

 Iced Earth Reveal Cover Of New Album 'Incorruptible'.

Iced Earth.Wednesday 12th April 2017
US metal masters ICED EARTH have revealed the cover artwork for “Incorruptible”, their brand-new studio album that’s going to be released on June 16th! The stunning artwork (as well as additional illustrations to every song of the new album) was done by David Newman-Stump  from Skeleton Crew Tattoo (pencil illustrations) and Roy Young (colours). 

“Incorruptible” is ICED EARTH’s twelfth studio album. Jon Schaffer describes the new output as being on par with the band’s most favourite albums “The Dark Saga”, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” or “Dystopia”. And we can only agree here. The first two new songs will be released on April 28th and April 29th! So keep your eyes and ears open! Just three more weeks to go!

“Incorruptible” tracklist:

  1. Great Heathen Army                                  (5:21)
  2. Black Flag                                                 (4:56)
  3. Raven Wing                                               (6:25) --- single launch: April 29th
  4. The Veil                                                    (4:47)
  5. Seven Headed Whore                                (3.00) --- single launch: April 28th
  6. The Relic (Part 1)                                      (4:59)
  7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors)       (6:35)
  8. Brothers                                                     (4:45)
  9. Defiance                                                    (4:08)
  10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)     (9:30)
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“Incorruptible” will be available in the following formats:
 

  1. Deluxe CD Digipak

with extensive booklet, fold-out poster and slipcase (only available in Europe)

  1. CD Digipak (only available in the USA)
  1. Strictly limited artbook

with 36-page booklet with introduction, additional artworks, sketches and comments by Jon Schaffer to each individual song, CD and double 10” vinyl, worldwide limited to only 3000 copies

  1. Deluxe 2LP version in various vinyl colours (see below for exact colour split)

With gatefold sleeve, 4-page lyric sheet, 180 g vinyl, black anti-static inner sleeves, etching and 12-page LP-booklet with artworks to each of the 10 songs

  1. Standard CD Jewelcase
  1. Digital download / stream


The pre-order for “Incorruptible” has now started in most of the usual online stores! Be quick on the coloured vinyl versions!
 
The 2LP version of “Incorruptible” is offered in the following vinyl colours:

  1. Black vinyl: unlimited and offered through all retail channels
  2. Dark-green vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in the UK
  3. Yellow vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in France
  4. Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at Century Media’s European online store
  5. Lilac vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
  6. Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at EMP
  7. Transparent-red vinyl: limited to 500 copies, distributed through RED in the USA
  8. White vinyl: limited to 300 copies, exclusively offered in the USA through F.Y.E.
  9. Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour

 
The artbook version of “Incorruptible” will be offered in the following vinyl colours:

  1. Transparent-red vinyl: main version, available through all retail channels
  2. Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at Century Media’s European online store
  3. Golden vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
  4. Black vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
  5. Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
  6. Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour

 
Check the shops of your choice and see if the album is already offered. The European CM Distro versions can be pre-ordered as of now! Click here: https://smarturl.it/IcedEarthCMDistro

 Patent Pending To Head To England For Spring Break Tour.

Patent Pending.Tuesday 11th April 2017
American party pop-punkers Patent Pending are getting ready to hit the UK for a series of shows as part of their Spring Break Tour. To spice things up and get the party started, the band is preparing a new set that is sure to surprise their fans.

This is what singer Joe Pending had to say about the band's upcoming tour: "It's been a full year since our last proper headlining tour in the UK and we are losing our minds with excitement to get back out there and party with our European Second Family. We started brainstorming while preparing for this tour for new ways to turn the Patent Pending party atmosphere from a 10 to an 11, because we want this year to be absolutely bonkers! We've always pulled influence from all over the musical spectrum, so we decided that this year we want to take all of the things that we love about music and mash it all together in beautiful symphony of chaos and energy. The result is something that we are very proud of. We can't wait to finally share it with the world!!! Between the surprises that we're going to unleash starting April 17th and the things we have planned for the next 6 months, this is going to be the best and most insane year in Patent Pending history."

Make sure you stay up to date on the band's social media so you can be ready to sing along at the following shows:
April 17th @ Thekla, Bristol, England
April 18th @ King Tuts, Glasgow, Scotland
April 19th @ Waterfront, Norwich, England
April 20th @ O2 Academy 3, Manchester, England
April 21st @ Key Club, Leeds, England
April 22nd @ O2 Academy 2, Birmingham, England
April 23rd @ O2 Academy 2, Newcastle, England
April 25th @ Joiners, Southampton, England
April 26th @ The Scene, Swansea, England
April 27th @ Rock City, Nottingham, England
April 28th @ O2 Academy Islington, London, England
+ April 29th @ Teddy Rocks Festival, Blandford Forum, England
Tickets available from http://patentpendingmusic.com/tour.html

 Color Film To Release Debut Album.

Color Film.Tuesday 11th April 2017
DARYL PALUMBO AND RICHARD PENZONE ART POP DUO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM 'LIVING ARRANGEMENTS' JUNE 16

NEW SONG "52 MINDS" AVAILABLE NOW

Color Film is a New York-based art pop duo formed in 2012 by Daryl Palumbo and Richard Penzone. The musical project is a re-contextualization of their shared influences into a wholly new sonic amalgam. It's not a reinvention so much as it is a brave progression for this twosome whose collective musical resume includes a myriad of culture-driving projects that have created waves in the music scene.  On June 16th Color Film will release their debut album 'Living Arrangements' via Epitaph. Pre-orders are available at http://colorfilmmusic.com/

Listen to the new Color Film song "52 Minds" now:
http://spoti.fi/2nyiQ6c

The story of Color Film began six years ago when Palumbo and Penzone "started playing around and we came up with a million weird ideas that both of us had and instantly started working on music that we wanted to record," Palumbo explains. "The two of us probably share more interests than anyone else I've ever met in my life and there are all these wild, arty records that we both love so it only made sense for us to sit down and try to channel that into something new." What the duo did not expect was how quickly the music would flow out of them.

Palumbo and Penzone are the first to admit that the influences and music on Living Arrangements may be less straightforward than their previous projects. "There's the pop thing, a lot of synthesizer sounds, sampled instruments and smooth bass and I feel so lucky that we're in a place where we can write this type of music," he continues. "The two of us will listen to some of these songs we wrote and get introspective and I'll admit it, it feels awesome."

Color Film 'Living Arrangements' Track List

  1. We'd Kill Each Other - 1:31
  2. Small Town - 3:31
  3. Crawling in Circles - 5:00
  4. Restless Summer - 3:46
  5. I Need A Parasite - 2:54
  6. Ambush Bug - 1:52
  7. Bass In 7- 3:25
  8. 52 Minds - 3:44
  9. Even If It Did Exist - 4:09
  10. Springtime Of Our Love - 4:11
  11. Bad Saint - 3:40

   12.  Day After Day - 5:09

 The Birthday Massacre To Release New Album.

The Birthday Massacre.Tuesday 11th April 2017
'Under Your Spell' is the 7th album by the Birthday Massacre, and with it comes eleven songs 
that reveal a side of the Canadian band that audiences may not be familiar with. Driven with  the band's signature, unique blend of spiralling synth melodies, walls of guitar and evocative  vocals, the new songs range from dark, aggressive anthems to danceable, pretty pop and hit  all the bases that audiences have come to expect. However, there is also a rawness to the  emotion being expressed, an openness and vulnerability that feels new. 

One thing that is clearer than ever, however, is the tight bond that exists between the band  members and their willingness to explore heartbreak and loss together. With these songs,  they have entered the darkness of their most fragile emotions and returned with a cohesive  and detailed musical portrait that captures both the anger and hope that exist within a  moment in time.

The Birthday Massacre continue to make music that is so very unique to them. Once again,  they have managed to create an album that somehow feels so familiar, yet challenges the  listener to continue alongside them on their ever-changing, ever-growing journey.

Originally formed in the early 00's in Ontario, Canada by frontwoman Chibi and guitarists  Rainbow and Falcore, TBM initially self-produced and released an album entitled 'Nothing  and Nowhere' plus an EP, 'Violet', backing these up with well received live shows that  brought the band to the attention of Metropolis Records. Signed by the label in 2005, new  songs were added to the latter and it was reissued as a full album, with a promo video for a  song entitled 'Blue' being commissioned that displayed the band's penchant for mixing  themes of horror and tragedy with fun and satire to create a unique visual experience. 

It was also at this time that TBM chose the colour violet for all their subsequent artwork,  stating that "Violet is the colour of the tragic comedy. We associate it with fantasy and  melancholy. These themes make up much of the band's lyrical inspiration. The colour also  mirrors our sound dynamic. Our music mixes contrasting elements. In turn, violet is the sum  of two contrasting colours: Red and Blue."

The next TBM album, 2007's 'Walking With Strangers', was co-produced by the band with  Dave 'Rave' Ogilvie, who continues to work with them to this day. The veteran producer of  acts such as NIN, Marilyn Manson and Skinny Puppy used his magic touch to help refine  and expand onthe group's signature sound. The record was well received and the band  toured successfully in North America withlabelmates Mindless Self Indulgence and also  played a number of hi-profile European shows. The intensity of their live performances  was captured on film in Hamburg and subsequently became TBM's first live CD and DVD,  'Show And Tell'. 

The autumn of 2010 saw the release of a fourth studio album, 'Pins And Needles', which  was described in one review as 'a deliciously dark slice of guitar driven goth rock that  could single- handedly soundtrack the entire Tim Burton filmography.'It was preceded by a  video for opening cut 'In The Dark' that paid homage to 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' and  'Legend', as well as a slew of other horror and fantasy movies. TBM subsequently  promoted the album via a co-headlining North American tour with Black Veil Brides. 

Their next release, 'Hide & Seek', was issued in 2014 and became TBM's first Billboard  chart record. Described by Kerrang! as a 'shot of playfully synth-drenched psychodrama',  it drew comparisons to the likes of NIN, Lacuna Coil and Depeche Mode in its  wide-ranging sound palette. 

The band's 2014 album 'Superstition' was a release that brought together all of TBM's  themes and experiences into the most intriguing yet accessible record in the band's history.  Celebrating the devotion of their ever increasing fan base whilst simultaneously  demonstrating their ability to surprise the casual listener, sold out UK tours in 2015 and  2016 were testament to their continuing drawing power. 

2016 also saw TBM dig deep into their past and release a collection of songs recorded  under their original moniker of 'Imagica'. Lovingly remastered from original 4 track  recordings, 'Imagica' stands as a historical document of the early days of the band's  career, and a thank you to all the loyal fans who demanded the release of this material.

 Youth Killed It Release Video For 'What Happened'.

Youth Killed It.Tuesday 11th April 2017
Youth Killed It have released a new video for the single “What Happened”, taken from their upcoming album “Modern Bollotics” out on 12th May 2017 via Rude Records. Physical pre-orders are available here. For the digital version, click here.

Watch the video for "What Happened" here: https://youtu.be/IAjOHoOO8wk

“The track and video are a story about coming of age and growing up. Suddenly one day you're laying in bed, thinking about where the last 10 years have gone and you realize that leaving adolescence behind is the single most significant thing to happen to you” explains frontman Jack Murphy. 

“You go from worrying about having the coolest trainers (the ones with the lights were the s**t in my opinion) or who's got the rarest Pokemon card, to juggling responsibilities like money, rent and bills. As a kid, having £50 felt like you were an absolute baller. You could do anything you wanted. As an adult, there is that realisation you pay much more than £50 per month, on tax alone. Some of us were lucky enough to have a massive group of friends at school that you would see every day. Now, you have a select few who you can only see on the rare occasion you're all available. We all take our younger years for granted and spend the rest of our lives imagining what it would be like for it to be that simple again.”

The band will be supporting their new record on a UK tour, so make sure you catch the band on one of the following dates:
11.05 – London, Boston Music Room (supporting The One Hundred)
13.05 – Southampton, Hanger Farm Arts Centre
14.05 – Manchester, Satans Hollow
15.05 – Leeds, The Packhorse
16.05 – Leicester, The Shed
17.05 – Norwich, Epic Studios
18.05 – Birmingham, Subside

 Download Festival To Make Major Site Improvements For 2017 Festival.

Download Festival.Monday 10th April 2017
Download Festival, the world's premier rock event has announced major improvement plans for the 2017 festival. New drainage systems, alternative traffic routes, improved disabled access, a 400 strong 'Dog Squad' to aid festival goers, and a stage relocation are among the new developments put in place to better meet the needs of Download fans. Download Festival takes place on 9 - 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at  downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

Festival Republic's Melvin Benn says:
"As a festival we're always looking to improve the experience for our customers – it's always at the forefront of any planning we do, so the feedback we received on last year's festival has been invaluable. We introduced the dog blog this year which has enabled us to really listen to the Download fans and take on board all suggestions, and in turn implement plans that will see this year's Download be the best yet."

With over 70 million gallons of rain falling across the weekend – the equivalent of 106 Olympic sized swimming pools – ground conditions at last years festival were naturally waterlogged. This year sees the introduction of a new drainage system which totals over 3,000 metres and quadruples the amount in previous years. An additional 1,115 metres of new ditches have also been added to take water away from site.

Festival Manager John Probyn says:
"We've made major changes that will benefit the Download audience not just this year, but for years to come. Whilst rain in any situation will naturally create wetter ground conditions, we've taken measures to ensure our festival goers see a tangible improvement by increasing the vital drain structures on site to four times what they were in 2016."

Download have reviewed traffic management plans and are working closely with local authorities to produce alternative travel routes following the implications of the unforeseen closure of the M1 in 2016. A new route from the North and three new routes from the South will aim to better control festival traffic, to ease congestion for locals and festival goers alike, minimalising traffic in the event of a major road closure.

The fastest way to obtain up-to-date traffic information will be via the Download Festival App – available to download here, and through the Download Festival social media channels. Deployed traffic and car park marshalls will be on hand to aid fans in traffic advice on the ground.

Ticket holders driving on and off site each day will now park in a relocated car park. Most vehicles will aim to be parked on hard standing ground, allowing for greater ground resilience against wet weather. New trackways will be put in place where needed to allow ease of vehicle movement and to improve conditions underfoot for people walking through the campsite. An increased number of free onsite shuttle buses will also be available for the Main Campsite customers across the weekend from the West Car Park.

The relocation of the disabled campsite will see improved ground conditions and provide ease of access for disabled customers. The improved location will allow for customers to park nearer to their tents in an area with an increased amount of hard standing ground, and pathways with a better central toilet and shower facility that is easily accessible. Access roads between the car park, campsite and Main Arena will see the maximum solid ground routes available, and customers will have a dedicated arena entrance with access to the internal roadways in the arena.

400 members of a newly appointed 'Dog Squad' will be stationed across the car parks, campsites, village and arena to aid festival goers with any onsite issues throughout the weekend. This elite group of festival helpers will become an integral part of the Download customer service team. Information on how to volunteer and become a part of this year's Dog Squad is available here.

24 hour security will remain in operation across the site, and more Zone Managers will be put in place for each field. These new representatives allocated by the festival will attend daily briefings with Site Management to ensure the most up-to-date information is provided to fans.

The Avalanche Stage (Third Stage) is this year being relocated to allow easier access between stages. Located behind NXT Wrestling, the Avalanche Stage will also be a shorter distance from the Main Stage and the Zippo Encore Stage.
The area around the Zippo Encore Stage will also be opened up, allowing for improved crowd movement and flow.

The Quiet campsite will be positioned further from the East Midlands Airport runway, with the North East corner of the current campsite undergoing development over the next 3 years to provide a better-withstanding ground.

The Download Festival Dog Blog has been active on the website since the start of the year, allowing customers to email in questions or suggestions. So far over 300 people have emailed with suggestions that have been taken into consideration for this year's festival. The Dog Blog is still active and is available to see here.

 The Lounge Kittens To Cycle To Download.

The Lounge Kittens.Monday 10th April 2017
Having supported the Heavy Metal Truants for several years, appearing at several Monster Rock Auctions and welcoming the riders into Download Festival 2015, the Lounge Kittens finally put their paws to the pedals for this year’s ‘Revenge of the Fifth’ ride.

4 days before taking to the Dogtooth Stage, the ladies will be swapping their sequins for spandex and cycling the 164 miles from London to Donington to raise funds for three great charities, with all proceeds being split equally between Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust and Childline. They join Iron Maiden Manager, Rod Smallwood, and the Darklord himself, Alex Milas, as well as other metal fans, band members, media, managers, agents, record labels and music industry heavyweights, all united by a love of heavy metal and a desire to raise money for worthy causes.

The gruelling 3 day ride begins at Alexandra Palace on 7th June and arrives lunchtime on 9th June for the start of the magnificent metal weekend that is Download Festival, with the Kittens performing live on Saturday 10th June. They’ve already started their training and you can check out their progress here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISPXicGRiVY

To donate head to: https://www.justgiving.com/The-Lounge-Kittens-hmtv  
or text “HMTV66” + £Amount to 70070
See the girls on their ‘Bringing Up The Rear’ tour this month where they’ll be shaking the bucket to continue their fundraising and hoping that none of them end up in the Support Vehicle of Shame in June!

20.04 Oxford Bullingdon
21.04 London Dingwalls
22.04 Liverpool Arts Club 2
26.04 Norwich Waterfront Studio
27.04 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
28.04 York Fibbers
29.04 Glasgow Garage Attic
30.04 Sheffield Leadmill

 Mortiis Release New Music'.

Mortiis.Monday 10th April 2017
The latest single from Mortiis' The Great Corrupter album comes courtesy of the Japanese dark ambient-noise artist Merzbow, who twists 'Bleed Like You' into a completely new form.
Check out the track here: https://soundcloud.com/mortiis/bleed-like-you-merzbow-1

"This is not a remix - it´s abuse,"  "The good kind. If you prefer your music traditional, and your audio all pleasant and polished, you should consider walking away now. It is Merzbow mutilating Mortiis. I never really thought that that was going happen, and I don´t think anyone else did either!" says Mortiis.

Much like his own original recordings, Merzbow's interpretation of 'Bleed Like You' is an instrumental attack on the senses. In addition to a lengthy list of recordings, the highly-respected, prolific artist is also a respected writer who has dabbled in various other art mediums.

"We've been trying to think a bit different art-wise for the last few singles. "I thought the time was right to try art directions that were not typical of Mortiis to take. The Merzbow remix single art is another idea I've had for a long time. As usual, it's morphed from the original idea, into a different beast almost entirely, in time. But what else is new?" continues Mortiis.

Mortiis' 'The Great Corrupter', due for release on April 21, is a collection of tracks from The Great Deceiver album, deconstructed and masterfully "corrupted." Other artists tapped for remixes include Chris Vrenna, Rhys Fulber, Die Krupps, John Fryer, GODFLESH, Apoptygma Berzerk, In Slaughter Natives, Raison D´Etre, PIG, and many more. The record will also contain unreleased material from the original recording sessions.

Each of the record's formats will be as its own art package with collectible artwork, including limited edition colored vinyl and a limited edition DVD sized double-CD Digipak with additional exclusive remixes and many other extras.

Pre orders are available now from:
Amazon UK 
Itunes UK
Mortiis webstore 
The official Mortiis webstore is now open at: https://mortiiswebstore.com. Besides the upcoming remix album, fans can also purchase limited edition vinyl, CD, exclusive cassettes, shirts and more. Mortiis has also opened a webstore at the band's official Bandcamp site, which in addition to the same merch, also offers free downloads with most of the merch purchased: https://mortiis.bandcamp.com.

 Through Fire Release New Single 'Breathe'.

Through Fire.Monday 10th April 2017
THROUGH FIRE, the hard rock band from Omaha, Nebraska, unveil new single “Breathe”, ahead of the release of debut studio album of the same name, which gets it’s UK release on April 7th via Sumerian Records

Comprised of guitarist Justin McCain, vocalist Grant Kendrick, bassist Jesse Saint, and drummer Patrick Mussack, THROUGH FIRE have been quickly solidifying a permanent spot amongst the industry’s elite acts, through tours with Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, appearance at mega-festival Chicago Open Air and syncs on NBC Sports that’s seen their music heard at major sporting events.

The band was named the Accelerator Breakout Artist of 2016 by Sirius Octane and was nominated for best new rock act for the 2017 RadioContraband Awards. The band played over 175 shows in 2016 and shows no signs of slowing down, with 2017 set to be a breakout year.

The new single and title track “Breathe” is currently all over US radio, sitting at #16 on the Active Rock charts, top 20 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart and is the band’s second consecutive single to reach #1 on the Octane Big 'Uns Countdown.  

Check out the video for “Breathe” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix-xZR9P0RM 

The deluxe version of “Breathe” will include alternate artwork, acoustic and extended versions of "Breathe" and “Stronger”, a cover of the Christina Perri song "Jar of Hearts" and a guitar tab booklet.  

Album bundles are available now at these locations:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BreatheDLX-IT
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/BreatheDLX-AM
GooglePlay: http://smarturl.it/BreatheDLX-GP

THROUGH FIRE - Breathe (Deluxe) 
01. Reborn (Intro)
02. Breakout
03. Stronger 
04. Where You Lie
05. Breathe
06. Take It All Away
07. Dead Inside
08. Lights
09. Blood On My Hands
10. Damage
11. Jar of Hearts
12. Stronger (Acoustic)
13. Breathe (Acoustic)
14. Stronger (Extended Version)
15. Breathe (Extended Version)

 Black Star Riders Release Video For 'Dancing With The Wrong Girl'.

Black Star Riders.Thursday 6th April 2017
U.S./Irish hard rockers BLACK STAR RIDERS released their hotly-anticipated third album Heavy Fire on the 3rd of February via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Fresh off their extensive run of the UK and Ireland, the band return with a music video for new single, 'Dancing With The Wrong Girl'.

Lead vocalist/guitarist Ricky Warwick explains about the track, "The greatest lie we can endure is from our own denial, sometimes two wrongs can make it alright."

The video was filmed in East London's neon-clad Gods Own Junkyard and was directed by Louis Catlett. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/XUXhAB06BfQ

BLACK STAR RIDERS are special guests at this year's Ramblin' Man Fair taking place on July 29th. For more info and tickets visit: http://www.ramblinmanfair.com/

Order your copy of Heavy Fire:
Limited Edition Orange and clear vinyl from the Nuclear Blast UK Store: http://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireNBUK
Limited Edition Digibook CD, CD, Vinyl & Vinyl Pic Disc from Amazon.co.ukhttp://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireAmzUK
Digital Album from iTunes: http://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireIT

More from 'Heavy Fire':
'Heavy Fire': https://youtu.be/GzATJV-qnOM
'Testify Or Say Goodbye': https://youtu.be/SvcNNeiMl90
Trailer #1https://youtu.be/PXFHrJfMtVY
Trailer #2https://youtu.be/NHb15oJTD8s
Trailer #3: https://youtu.be/yWm1diFNtK4
Trailer #4: https://youtu.be/xp_4OMk6T5U
Trailer #5: https://youtu.be/LNG0Zy6-2KE
'When The Night Comes In' lyric video: https://youtu.be/aR-w6_IH7hE

From the immediate riffs of album opener ³Heavy Fire² to the instant hooks of first single ³When The Night Comes In², from the dirty bass groove of ³Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed² to the familiar and trademark dual guitars of Gorham and Johnson on ³Testify Or Say Goodbye², Heavy Fire is an album that will further cement BSR¹s reputation as one of the world premiere rock acts.

 Arctangent Festival Adds 24 More Bands.

Arctangent.Thursday 6th April 2017
The brilliant ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL can today reveal 24 more bands for their event this year.

Russian Circles / Nordic Giants / Jambinai / Heck / Gallops / Totorro / Thought Forms / USA Nails / Big Jesus / VOLA / Alpha Male Tea Party / Town Portal / Bearded Youth Quest / Vasudeva / FALL OF MESSIAH / Waking Aida / Spectres / The St. Pierre Snake Invasion / LICE / Poisonous Birds / Hoggs Bison / Landscapes / Madilan / Chiyoda Ku

Brian Cook of Russian Circles says:

"Playing ArcTanGent back in 2014 was such a positive surprise. I tend to be a bit cynical of festivals because so many of them seem to pick from the same pool of artists. It's always a couple of big-name industry-standard headliners buoyed by all the recent critic's-darlings who haven't been road-tested. There's nothing exciting about it; it's all geared towards high-visibility stuff that makes the sponsors happy. The attendees at festivals like Coachella don't really care who's playing--they just want to go and hang out at a festival. Why is ArcTanGent awesome? Because it's a festival coordinated and curated by people who are more interested in doing something artistically awesome than in doing something high-profile to attract beer companies to throw money at them. And the people that show up are genuine fans. It's such a positive environment. We're very excited to be back."

From festival booker and organiser, James Scarlett:
“The ArcTanGent Thursday is always my favourite day of the whole festival. We let about half the audience in early and invite back bands that people have loved at ATG in the past. The atmosphere is always incredible and for our 5th birthday we’ve really gone big -  Russian Circles will headline the Yohkai Stage and Nordic Giants will headline the PX3 so it’s going to be spectacular. The best bit is that there are no clashes on the Thursday so if you want to see all 14 bands you can. One word of warning though, the early entry tickets will sell out, so don’t hang around if you want one!.”

All of these bands join the already stellar lineup below:
Explosions in the Sky / TesseracT / Converge / Sikth / Boris / God Is An Astronaut / Defeater / Future of the Left / Devil Sold His Soul / TTNG / Tricot / Listener / The Number Twelve Looks Like You / sleepmakeswaves / Tall Ships / Employed to Serve / Bossk / Hark / OHHMS / The Physics House Band / Strobes / Brutus / Stearica / Hemelbestormer / Lost in Kiev / Hikes / Right Hand Left Hand / HCBP / Future Horizons / Boss Keloid / Pijn / Gilmore Trail / itoldyouiwouldeatyou / Frontierer / Wot Gorilla? / GUG / Living Body / Jardín de la Croix / You Break, You Buy / worriedaboutsatan / Britney / a-tota-so / He Was Eaten By Owls / Toska / Halo Tora / The Evil Usses / Irk / Nitkowski / Death Pedals / Real Terms

The 2017 headliners, Converge and Explosions In The Sky, were announced exclusively on the Radio 1 Rock Show in January, which was met with unprecedented demand for tickets. These acts are playing their ONLY 2017 UK show's at ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL.

Link to the festival homepage, where all day splits can be seen - http://www.arctangent.co.uk/news/
ArcTanGent Festival 2017 ticket link - HERE

A little bit about ATG:
In recent years, ArcTanGent has built a reputation for itself as THE emerging UK rock festival, both putting on exclusive performances from exceptional, worldwide artists and supporting new, exciting talent.

Previous acts include American Football, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Deafheaven, La Dispute, And So I Watch You From Afar, Animals As Leaders, Cult of Luna, Deerhoof, The Fall of Troy, This Will Destroy You, 65daysofstatic, Fuck Buttons, Maybeshewill, Black Peaks, Rolo Tomassi, Heck, Arcane Roots and many more.

 Twelve Foot Ninja Announce Tour Support.

Twelve Foot Ninja.Thursday 6th April 2017
Aussie genre shapeshifters Twelve Foot Ninja have announced that Uneven Structure will support them on their upcoming April tour. The seven-date run will be Twelve Foot Ninja’s first headline tour of the UK, following whirlwind tours of the US and Australia.

This tour includes shows at Birmingham’s Mama Roux’s (which was upgraded after previously selling out The Rainbow Complex) and The Underworld in London, both of which have now SOLD OUT. Additionally, VIP upgrades are now available for all dates. VIP packages include a meet and greet with the band, exclusive VIP laminate, a T-Shirt and signed tour poster, and can be purchased at www.terrificticketing.net

Arguably one of the most innovative heavy bands in the world today, with their unique blend of hard rock and other genres rarely associated with head banging, Twelve Foot Ninja are best understood from the moshpit.

For a taste of what to expect, check out this previously unseen live footage of ‘Collateral’ from Twelve Foot Ninja’s recent show in Sydney: https://youtu.be/0Df6Bw4uvh4

The last remaining tickets are available at twelvefootninja.com/shows – you do not want to miss this!

Twelve Foot Ninja
OUTLIER Tour

Monday 10 April – Manchester, Rebellion UK
Tuesday 11 April – Audio, Glasgow UK
Wednesday 12 April – Think Tank, Newcastle UK
Thursday 13 April – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham UK SOLD OUT
Friday 14 April – Rock City Basement, Nottingham UK
Saturday 15 April - Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes UK
Monday 17 April – The Underworld – London UK SOLD OUT

 Imelda May Releases Powerful Video For New Single 'Should've Been You'.

Imelda May.Wednesday 5th April 2017
Irish superstar Imelda May has today released a powerful music video for her new single, 'Should've Been You'. Inspired by the recent Women's March, Imelda herself created the concept for the video, which was filmed in Brixton, London, by director Laura Scrivano. Shot in one continuous take, the video sees Imelda and a group of everyday 'superwomen' – real Imelda May fans who responded to a Facebook post – march through Brixton Market holding placards with messages of solidarity and empowerment. It follows Imelda's appearance at the Brit Awards wearing her #dresslikeawoman outfit.
 
Imelda reveals, "I wrote Should've Been You as a personal story of heartbreak, regret and eventual empowerment but when making this video I wanted it to reflect current feelings of solidarity amongst lots of women worldwide in response to events unfolding around us such as the Trump administration's approach to affordable health and maternity issues. I wanted to ask the question 'who takes care of us? We are 50% of the world and it's the people in power's responsibility to take care of women as well. It still seems like it's a man's world and in 2017 that's shocking. And I have a young daughter, which changes your perception of how you want things to be. You want to leave her a better world, you think ahead that way."
 
Imelda continues, "The women in the video, who were predominately made up of my fans, represent a cross section of wonderful everyday women – superwomen from all walks of life. They are not victims or aggressive towards men but are powerful and positive representations of the female spirit and solidarity. I am very proud of it. We worked hard, had fun, had many laughs and all before most ran off to do the school run! They all made me feel proud to be a woman!"
 
The track is taken from her hotly anticipated forthcoming fifth studio record,  'Life. Love. Flesh. Blood' - produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett and featuring musical contributions from guitar hero Jeff Beck (on 'Black Tears') and piano legend Jools Holland – it is fast becoming one of the most anticipated albums of this year. Praised by publications including Mojo ("A powerful new direction") Uncut, The Mirror (who described her new music as "Raw and real") to the Mail On Sunday (who made it Album Of The Week, gave it four stars and stated: "Great albums tend to be growers, but this one grabs you at first acquaintance"), The Daily Telegraph (comparing it to Bob Dylan's classic album 'Blood On The Tracks') alongside support from US industry publication Billboard Magazine as well as UK tastemaker music publications from Foxes Magazine to The Four Oh Five.
 
Bob Dylan also recently revealed he is a fan of Imelda, including her alongside Iggy Pop and Valerie June as his favourite recent artists, in a rare interview with Bill Flanagan, published on his website.
 
Imelda May, born and raised in The Liberties area of Dublin, has become one of Ireland's most celebrated female artists in history. Discovered by Jools Holland, who asked Imelda to support him on tour, Imelda has gone on to perform alongside legendary artists including Lou Reed, Bono and Smokey Robinson and can count high profile artists including Bob Dylan and Bono amongst her fans. Her previous album 'Tribal' debuted at #1 in Ireland and #3 in the UK.
 
Imelda has also announced her extensive 2017 UK Headline Tour in May, including a night at The London Palladium. A string of shows in the U.S. and Canada in June follows, including three dates as support for ‪Elvis Costello.

 Terror stream New Song 'No Love Lost'.

Terror.Wednesday 5th April 2017
Influential hardcore band, Terror have streamed a new song for their vicious new single called "No Love Lost" from the band's highly anticipated, upcoming EP, The Walls Will Fall, which will be released on April 28th via Pure Noise Records (digital, CD) and Triple B (vinyl). The label has launched a pre-order for the record and is streaming the video now at TheWallsWillFall.com.

You can stream new track 'No Love Lost' here or by clicking the image below

"This is the last song we wrote and recorded for the ep, and it's my favourite of the songs on the record. The music is hard hitting from beginning to end, and I tracked the vocals a few weeks after I did the other songs.  they came out with some bite and urgency and the whole song just comes off pretty honest." – Scott Vogel
The Walls Will Fall will be Terror's first record with their new label Pure Noise Records. The record follows their most recent full-length, 2015's The 25th Hour, and features some of the most crushing tracks the band has ever recorded.

The Walls Will Fall Tracklisting:
1. Balance The Odds
2. Kill 'Em Off
3. The Walls Will Fall
4. No Love Lost
5. Step To You (Madball Cover)

Pre-order here

 Thrice Unleash Video For 'Hurricane'.

Thrice.Wednesday 5th April 2017
Today, Thrice is proud to unveil the official video for "Hurricane," their standout single from their ninth studio album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. Directed by Y2K, the video chronicles an eerie, yet powerful and passionate love story. Fans may also recognize one of the lead actors from the "Black Honey" video released last summer. 

Watch the "Hurricane" video HERE

The band is also pleased to announce their involvement with Record Store Day. The guys will release an exclusive two-track 7" with a brand new track entitled "Sea Change," as well as a TBEITBN B-side and live version of "Black Honey." The release is limited to 2,500 copies. Head to recordstoreday.com to see a full list of participating retailers.

Thrice will be the special guests on Rise Against and Deftones' North American summer tour. Before kicking off that leg of dates, the band will play a number of festivals including WJRR's Earthday Birthday (Orlando, FL), Groezrock (Meerhout, Belgium), Pointfest (Maryland Heights, MO), and Rock On The Range (Columbus, OH). A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

Thrice On Tour:
4/22 – Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds (WJRR's Earthday Birthday)
4/27 – London, UK @ KOKO [SOLD OUT]
4/28 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
4/29 – Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock

5/13 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Pointfest)
5/19-21 – Columbus, OH @ Mapfre Stadium (Rock On The Range)

6/09 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ^ %
6/10 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Theater at Freedom Hill ^ %
6/11 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre ^ %
6/13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater ^ %
6/14 – National Harbor, MD @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor ^ %
6/15 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
6/16 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ^ %
6/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn's Landing ^ %
6/18 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater ^ %
6/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre ^ %
6/22 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre ^ %
6/23 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater ^ %
6/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily's Amphitheatre ^ #
6/26 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ^ #
6/27 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion ^ #
6/28 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater ^ #
6/30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center ^ #

7/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater ^ #
7/03 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater ^ #
7/04 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater ^
7/06 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion ^ #
7/07 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre ^ #
7/08 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center ^ #
7/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion ^ #

^  – with Rise Against and Deftones
% – with Three Trapped Tigers 
# – with Frank Iero and the Patience

 Obey The Brave To Release Third album 'Mad Season'.

Obey The Brave.Wednesday 5th April 2017
On June 2, Canadian five-piece Obey The Brave will release their third full-length Mad Season. With its raw passion and furious determination, the album affirms Obey The Brave as a major heavyweight in the metalcore genre. Pre-orders for Mad Season are available at: http://found.ee/otb_store

Today also marks the premiere of Obey The Brave’s new single “On Our Own.” Delivering massive power chords and uncompromising emotion, “On Our Own” exemplifies the heart of Mad Season: anthems of empowerment born of adversity.

Listen to Obey The Brave’s “On Our Own” HERE

The follow-up to 2014’s Salvation, Mad Season came to life during an especially tumultuous period for Obey The Brave (vocalist Alex Erian, guitarists John Campbell and Terrence McAuley, bassist Cory Wilson, and drummer Stevie Morotti). But after a lineup change and a series of false starts in the studio, the band emerged with their most ambitious yet viscerally potent album so far.

Co-produced by McAuley—who worked alongside engineer/mixer Dean Hadjichristou (Protest The Hero, Parkway Drive)—Mad Season also proves to be Obey The Brave’s most stylistically diverse work to date. In addition to featuring a collaboration with French Canadian rap group Loud Lary Ajust (on the beat-heavy “RIP”), Mad Season finds Erian expanding his vocal approach and introducing a singing style inspired by old-school punk.

“There’s still a lot of screaming on the album, but it was really important for me artistically to try something different and give it my all,” says Erian. “It’s very exciting to try to reinvent yourself.”

Obey The Brave will be playing festivals and club shows across mainland Europe in June and July. Please see the full list of dates below:

June 22, 2017 Frankfurt @ 11er w/ Chelsea Grin (DE) - TICKETS
June 23, 2017 Ysselsteyn @ Jera On Air (NL) - TICKETS
June 24, 2017  Roitzschjora @ With Full Force (DE) - TICKETS
June 29, 2017 Saarbrücken @ Garage (DE) w/ Northlane  - TICKETS
June 30, 2017 Stuttgart @ Kellerklub (DE) w/ Northlane, Cheslea Grin  - TICKETS
July 1, 2017 Münster @ Vainstream Rockfest (DE) - TICKETS
July 2, 2017 Aschaffenburg @ HC Summer Fest (DE) w/ Comeback Kid - TICKETS
July 3, 2017 Dornbirn @ Conrad Sohm (AT)  w/ Northlane, Chelsea Grin – TICKES   
July 4, 2017  Regensburg @ Airport (DE) w/ Deez Nuts, Northlane, Chelsea Grin  - TICKETS
July 7, 2017  Viveiro @ Ressurection Festival (ES) - TICKETS
July 15, 2017 Goldenstedt @ Afdreiht Un Buten (DE) - TICKETS
July 22, 2017  Velké Meziříčí @ Fajtfest  (CZ) - TICKETS

MAD SEASON TRACKLIST:
 
1. On thin Ice
2. Drama
3. On Our Own
4. Mad Season
5. 97 Again
6. Les Temps Sont Durs
7. Low Key
8. Feed The Fire
9. The Distance
10. Way It Goes
11. RIP
12. This Is It

Obey The Brave formed in January 2012, with its members hailing from Montreal and Ottawa. Fueled by a strong DIY ethic, the band released its debut album Young Blood that same year, and quickly adopted a relentless touring schedule. Obey The Brave have now toured the world with many fellow metalcore standard-bearers (including The Amity Affliction, Stick To Your Guns, Emmure, Attila, Terror, Carnifex, We Came As Romans), forging meaningful relationships with each audience at show after show.

 Falling In Reverse Drop Video For 'Coming Home'.

Falling In Reverse.Wednesday 5th April 2017
Falling in Reverse have dropped the celestial video for "Coming Home,"  the title track from their upcoming fourth album, due out April 7, 2017 on Epitaph Records. Watch the video for "Coming Home"here

"This video is an analogy of the dichotomies between my personal life and my public life — a lonely traveler content on fulfilling the dreams he set out on, but missing out on everything he has at home. A bittersweet duality," said frontman Ronnie Radke.

The band also released the tracks "Loser" and "Broken" ahead of the album's release.

Coming Home is the follow up to 2015's Just Like You and the album finds the band exploring its sound, all the while retaining the signature ethos and aesthetic that has won the love and loyalty of its incredibly invested fans and followers.

Coming Home is available for pre-order here.
Coming Home Track Listing 
1. "Coming Home"
2.  "Broken"
3.  "Loser"
4. "Fuck You and All Your Friends"
5.  "I Hate Everyone"
6.  "I'm Bad At Life"
7.  "Hanging On"
8.  "Superhero"
9.  "Straight to Hell"
10.  "I Don't Mind"
11.  "The Departure"
12.  "Right Now" (bonus)
13.  "Paparazzi" (bonus)

 Ben Marwood To Release New Album 'Get Found'.

Ben Marwood.Wednesday 5th April 2017
Five days before long-awaited third album 'Get Found', which you can preorder now, Ben Marwood has revealed the lyric video's ultimate form for new song 'The Devil Makes Work For Jazz Hands'.

Ahead of the album's release on 7 April, and an album tour on 6 April with labelmate Non Canon and support from Helen Chambers, 'The Devil Makes Work For Jazz Hands' dips into the determination it took to make the album a reality.

Driven by the stripped back approach that helped make Ben's debut album 'Outside There's A Curse' such a favourite, the song speaks of death, and hints at the struggles that kept Ben out of action for a year.  Ultimately the song is redemptive, with Ben singing "you should know that you can't fear all the things you feel in the dark".
In satirising the lyric video – from drum clicks to choruses, and glitches to reboot via loading screens for extra drum fills and self-worth – it transposes more meaning from the song than your average attempt at teaching you a song's words.

'Get Found' has been a long time in the making. After the successes of debut album 'Outside There's A Curse' (2011) and the follow-up 'Back Down' (2013) – which include a sold out solo headline tour; a support run with Frank Turner across the US, and the very surreal spectacle of accompanying Mr Turner upon rolling green hills at his pre-show performance of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony - Ben wasn't sure he'd ever be able to or even want to play music again.

A very intense year-long illness stopped Ben in his tracks and even though 2014-2015 was a surprisingly productive year of writing new songs, life continued to intervene, and this promising musician spent a year "embracing horizontal living".

A third album was anything but inevitable at that point. Yet here we are, in 2017, warmly welcoming another Ben Marwood record. The album doesn't stray far from its roots but plays with them tenderly. Pedal steel aches on 'Enraptured', while 'DNFTTTS' is pure andante piano melody. 'Nights' chugs and spits before bellowing into the most uplifting-sounding chorus about death you've heard yet – and there are plenty to come. "I'm not dead, I'm not dying, I just can't get up," confesses Ben on 'I'm Wide Awake It's Boring' as one of just two songs that directly reference his mental and physical state of that difficult year. But Ben's still able to pull his best from just his familiar flowing fingerstyle and disarmingly affecting voice on 'Bones' and 'Bury Me In the Pantheon'.

Confessional and demanding of attention – it's great to have Ben Marwood back.

 At The Drive In Unleash New Single 'Hostage Stamps'.

At The Drive In.Monday 3rd April 2017
Fresh off a triumphant handful of US dates—including a surprise pop-up performance that was the talk of SXSW and a run of make-up dates including the euphoric sweat drenched NYC frenzy described above, At The Drive In has unleashed “Hostage Stamps,” the third single from the highly anticipated new album in • ter a • li • a, out May 5th on Rise Records. Listen now:iTunes / Spotify

Cedric Bixler-Zavala describes the song as “like walking through the hallway in some war-torn ghetto and reading the writing on the wall. When you hear things like, ‘Raise your nithing pole,’ I don’t think anyone will know what that is right away, but when you look it up, it’s this curse. We are going to be victorious. Here’s the fucking head on the stake in front of our army. We’re coming back. It’s reading the writing on the wall. It’s going and keeping your ear to the ground and listening to the heartbeat of young people.”

Expanding on that theme, the band has unveiled an ominous new video directed by Rob Shaw and Damon Locks (who also designed the characters and set) to accompany the single’s release. Using a mix of stop-motion as well as digital animation, the video depicts faceless militaristic figures holding a man captive, as billboards bearing ominous messages flash in and out of view. The final scene is an eruption of chaos as the prisoner sets off an explosion. Watch here: https://youtu.be/JoNJ6AQhmFY

At The Drive In’s North American tour in support of  in • ter a • li • a will kick off May 6th with a hometown show at El Paso’s County County Coliseum. See below for all announced dates and get your tickets now at http://www.atthedriveinmusic.com/tour/

For more information, stay tuned to http://www.atthedriveinmusic.com.

 Papa Roach Unleash Two New Tracks From Forthcoming Album 'Crooked Teeth'.

Papa Roach.Monday 3rd April 2017
California-based rock band Papa Roach have released two more tracks from their forthcoming 8th studio album 'Crooked Teeth' due 19th May via Eleven Seven Music.

The official lyric video for 'Born For Greatness' and streaming track 'Periscope' featuring guest vocals from American singer/songwriter Skylar Grey are available to view here:
Born For Greatness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i8uLP71U8Q
Periscope (feat. Skylar Grey): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i8uLP71U8Q

The album was recorded at Steakhouse Studio in North Hollywood, California, with production from Nicholas "RAS" Furlong and Colin Brittain with the exception of 'Born For Greatness', which saw Papa Roach collaborate with writer / producer Jason Evigan. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix said: "The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that 2000's Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire."
The track listing is as follows;
Disc 1
01. 'Break The Fall'
02. 'Crooked Teeth'
03. 'My Medication'
04. 'Born For Greatness'
05. 'American Dreams'
06. 'Periscope' (feat. Skylar Grey)
07. 'Help'
08. 'Sunrise Trailer Park' (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
09. 'Traumatic'
10. 'None Of The Above'
11. 'Richochet'*
12. 'Nothing'*
13. 'Bleeding Through'*
*deluxe edition bonus tracks
 
Disc 2 (deluxe edition only)
01. 'Intro' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
02. 'Face Everything And Rise' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
03. 'Getting Away With Murder' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
04. 'Between Angels And Insects' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
05. 'Where Did The Angels Go?' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
06. 'Broken Home' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
07. 'Burn' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
08. 'Forever' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
09. 'Scars' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
10. 'Lifeline' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
11. 'Infest' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
12. 'Kick In The Teeth' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
13. 'Broken As Me' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
14. 'Still Swingin'' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
15. 'To Be Loved' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
16. 'Last Resort' (live at Fillmore Detroit)

Papa Roach are:
Jacoby Shaddix (vocals)
Jerry Horton (guitar)
Tobin Esperance (bass)
Tony Palermo (drums)

A video for title track 'Crooked Teeth', produced and directed by Bryson Roach, has already been released, along with an official lyric video for 'Help'. View clips below:
Crooked Teeth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HS2DQrG7wE
Help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSecjqcO3Jk

The band set out on tour in April, see dates here: www.paparoach.com/tour to booking / transaction fees.

 Camden Rocks Adds More Bands To Junes Festival.

Camden Rocks.Monday 3rd April 2017
Today Camden Rocks Festival confirm Swedish rock giants Royal Republic and Leeds' Pulled Apart By Horses, who just released their new album 'The Haze' to high praise from the likes of Kerrang, Q, Upset Magazine, DIY, NME, Uncut and many more, will join the 2017 line up this June 3rd.

Camden Rocks Festival 2017 is the biggest and best value multi-venue all-day music event of the UK festival calendar. Progressively expanding each year adding new venues - 2017 will take place across 25 of Camden Town's legendary music venues, now including Koko - and feature 250 bands, it's become the annual highlight for many in the London locality, and far beyond.

With near 100 more bands and artists still to be announced, this year's headliners include the likes of FEEDER, The Coral, The Damned, Milburn, The Rifles, Reverend and The Makers, Carl Barat & The Jackals and many more topping the 250-band-strong bill, together with some of the country's finest up and coming new acts.

Camden Rocks' previous years have seen special performances from a range of internationally acclaimed artists and prospering new bands including The Cribs, Funeral For A Friend, Bullet For My Valentine, Creeper, Slaves, Yuck, Heck, Billy Bragg, Ginger Wildheart, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Gnarwolves and many more.

Festival organiser Chris McCormack - formerly of Creation Records-signed quartet 3 Colours Red - promotes Camden's best club nights all-year round under the Camden Rocks Presents moniker, putting on over 300 gigs each year, scouting the country's finest new talent to showcase alongside some of the biggest names in rock, indie and punk at Camden Rocks Festival every year.

"The festival is a total celebration of what Camden is all about as the creative hub of the UK music scene," he adds. "The clubs and venues here have been, and continue to, host some of the now-biggest names in music in their fledging stages. In the past we've had Catfish & The Bottlemen playing the Barfly to 100 people. So many great bands have cut their teeth here and it's a pleasure to continue to fly the flag high for new, up and coming bands alongside the big names each year."

Alongside Pulled Apart By Horses and Royal Republic, further new names announced to join the line-up today are noted below in bold:

Royal Republic, Pulled Apart By Horses, The London SS, FAERS, Before Victoria, White Room, Drama club rejects, Avalanche Party, Shea, Indigo Lo, HCBP, October Drift, Thunder On The Left, This Years Ghost, Berries, Sisteray, Tokyo Taboo, The Distorting Glass, YUNG DRUID, Death and the Penguin, Scoundrel, Overdog, Temple Lake, Rumble Fish, Black Doldrums, Our Propaganda, SERPENTYNE, Salt, Surge, The Alibi and Peter Von Toy.

The current line-up for Camden Rocks Festival 2017 is as follows:

Feeder, The Coral, The Damned, Milburn, The Rifles, Reverend and The Makers, Carl Barat & The Jackals, Orange Goblin, The Professionals, Royal Republic, Pulled Apart By Horses, THE RUTS DC, The King Blues, anti nowhere league, Andy Cairns (Therapy?), Turbowolf, The Virginmarys, The Urban Voodoo Machine, The Membranes, Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction, Hey!Hello!, The Rainband, Stone Broken, Big Boy Bloater and the LiMiTs, MOSES, Desert Mountain Tribe, Habitats, Screaming Eagles, Imperial Leisure, The Main Grains, Love Zombies, The London SS, Napoleon, Slydigs, Max Raptor, The Blinders, Losers, Cortes, Colour Of Noise, Reigning Days, MassMatiks, The Dirty Youth, Hands Off Gretel, AARON BUCHANAN and THE CULT CLASSICS, Courage My Love, BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE, Asylums, Jasmine Rodgers, Straight Lines, Yonaka, When We Were Wolves, BRAWLERS, Exist Immortal, Desert Storm, SKARLETT RIOT, Flight Brigade, REWS, Duncan Reid and the Big Heads, Empire, WIDE EYED BOY, BLANK PARODY, Massive Waggons, Gold Key, The Anita Chellamah Band, Dirty Thrills, Inklings, Fizzy Blood, Broken Witt Rebels, Louise Distras, Millie Manders & The ShutUp, Bad Nerves, GOAN DOGS, FAERS, Forte, Stereo Juggernaut, Heel, The Kut, The Franklys, Halflives, Weirds, Lock, Frauds, Holding Absence, LAST GREAT DREAMERS, THECITYISOURS, Bare Knuckle Parade, Reverted, Before Victoria, Lupus-Dei, Liines, We came from wolves, Tigress, Daxx & Roxane, Rival Karma, The SoapGirls, SINGLE BY SUNDAY, Oxygen Thief, CUTE CUTE DEΔTH, Blackwaters, Tiny Giant, False Heads, VALERAS, Curse of Lono, DAMN DICE, Sleepfire, The Luka State, John, Divides, Desert planes, Lucie Barat, White Room, Happy Accidents, Brandy Row, Role Models, Willow Robinson, Only Sun, Drama Club Rejects, Toffees, Tim Muddiman & The Strange, Avalanche Party, Chinese missy, HVMM, BLACK SIXTEEN, Yungblud, Kidbrother, Veridian, IAMWARFACE, The RPM's, BEXATRON, Harker Moon, Mama Moonshine, The Muffin Heads, GØSPEL, Cavalcade, Shea, Will O'Donnell, Matty James Cassidy, Two Year Break, Couples, LILITH AND THE KNIGHT, Panic Island, Secret Cameras, Via Dolorosa, Glam Skanks, They Uncultured, Nash, Indigo Lo, HCBP, October Drift, Thunder On The Left, This Years Ghost, Berries, Sisteray, Tokyo Taboo, The Distorting Glass, YUNG DRUID, Death and the Penguin, Scoundrel, Overdog, Temple Lake, Rumble Fish, Black Doldrums, Our Propaganda, SERPENTYNE, Salt, Surge, The Alibi and Peter Von Toy.

Camden Rocks Festival 2017 venues include:

Koko, Electric Ballroom, Underworld, Dingwalls, PROUD, Camden Assembly, Black Heart, Monarch, The Forge, The Crowndale, Dublin Castle, Dingwalls Canal side, Bloc bar – upstairs, Bloc bar, Hawley Arms, Good Mixer, Brew-Dog, Be At One, Devonshire Arms, Belushis, Winnicott, The Fiddlers Elbow, The Lyttelton Arms, The Pack & Carriage, Camden Market Amphitheatre.

All tickets to the fifth year event in 2016 sold out and 2017 looks set to be no different. £39.50 tickets are now available from the link below subject
 

 Free Throw Announce New Album.

Free Throw.Monday 3rd April 2017
Nashville's Free Throw is excited to announce its sophomore album and Triple Crown Records debut Bear Your Mind – due out on May 26th . Produced by Brett Romnes (The Early November, I Am The Avalanche) and mixed by Vince Ratti (Braid, Tigers Jaw, mewithoutYou), Bear Your Mind is truly a step forward for the quintet, showing a newfound maturity in both the lyrical content and instrumental compositions found across all 11 tracks. In support, Free Throw is embarking on a five-week US headline tour at the end of May, including stops at San Francisco's Bottom of the Hill, and NYC's Knitting Factory before wrapping up in their hometown at the appropriately named venue, The End.

"...the more personal and introspective music set to make up their forthcoming album for new label home Triple Crown Records, Free Throw's unpretentious callback to the emo and screamo they grew up on, along with their affinity for pop culture, has helped broaden their reach well beyond the confines of Nashville." - Philip Obenschain, Noisey

Having spent the last several years touring the country and growing from the DIY basement scene to club tours with the likes of Sorority Noise, Tiny Moving Parts, and You Blew It!, Free Throw has been able to harness and cultivate the band's early grit and genuine ideology that fans have come to know and love. This same balance can be found in the songwriting, where huge sing-along choruses intersect with raw energy and dynamic song structures across the board; elements that put Free Throw's live shows over the top – having the crowd's quiet undivided attention at one moment, and climbing over each other while singing at the top of their lungs at the next.

Free Throw's new album Bear Your Mind is due out May 26 th via Triple Crown Records. The band's lead single 'Randy, I Am The Liquor' is available now via all DSPs.

All confirmed dates for the band's US headline tour can be found below with support from Homesafe and Heart Attack Man, and for up-to- date information be sure to stay tuned to freethrowband.com.

 In Hearts Wake To Support While She Sleeps.

In Hearts Wake.Monday 3rd April 2017
In Hearts Wake have today released brand new track 'Warcry' ahead of their impending UK & European tour, taking in direct support for While She Sleeps, select Impericon Festivals and Groezrock. The band have also announced a huge Australian headline run, with support coming from Crossfaith, While She Sleeps and Polaris.

Click below to listen to 'Warcry'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn1YhWfY_L4 
Frontman Jake Taylor explains the concept of the track: "A Warcry is made to rally those for battle or to gather participants together for a campaign. The current systems in place are violently pitting us against each other, propelling our species towards our own extinction. This track is a call to come together, to unite peacefully against the forces that are currently destroying life on Earth and the resources that support it. The time is now.  
                                                                                                               
"The words of the verse are the vision of a Seer, who speaks of a dark and horrific future to come. The chorus defies this nihilistic prophesy outright. We, the New Generation, will not idly sit back and watch the abuse of our world. If we do not take timely action, then we are passively contributing to the Seer's bleak prediction. Our inaction is part of the problem; let us answer the Warcry and become part of the solution. What kind of a world do you wish for tomorrow–to ensure a tomorrow..."In Hearts Wake 
UK & European Tour
Supporting WHILE SHE SLEEPS

11/04 – Pod Minoga, Poznan, PL (HEADLINE SHOW)*
12/04 – Nova Chmelnice, Prague, CZ (HEADLINE SHOW)*
13/04 – Randal Club, Bratislava, SK (HEADLINE SHOW)*
14/04 – Impericon Fest Vienna, AT*
14/04 – Impericon Fest Vienna, AT*
15/04 – Impericon Fest Leipzig, DE*
17/04 - Impericon Fest Manchester, UK*
20/04 – Fibbers, York, UK
21/04 – Sheffield, Plug, UK
22/04 – The Dome, London, UK
23/04 – The Dome, London, UK
25/04 – Concord 2, Brighton, UK
26/04 – Talking Heads, Southampton, UK
27/04 – O2 Academy 2, Oxford, UK
28/04 – The Fleece, Bristol, UK
29/04 – Academy 2, Manchester, UK
30/04 – Impericon Fest Munich, DE*
01/05 – Academy, Dublin, UK
02/05 – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast, UK
03/05 – Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
05/05 – Sugarmill, Stoke, UK
06/05 – Waterfront, Norwich, UK
08/05 – Riverside, Newcastle, UK
09/05 – Garage, Glasgow, UK
10/05 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
12/05 – Asylum, Birmingham, UK
13/05 – Stylus, Leeds, UK
(WHILE SHE SLEEPS NOT APPEARING AT ASTERISKED DATES)
Australian Headline Tour
Supported by Crossfaith, While She Sleeps & Polaris

10/7 - Capitol, Perth (18+)
11/7 - The Gov, Adelaide (LIC/AA)
13/7 -  The Forum, Melbourne (18+)
14/7 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (Lic/AA)
15/7 - The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)

Tickets on sale Friday 7 April at 9am

 Ghost Announced As Final Bloodstock Headliner.

Bloodstock.Monday 3rd April 2017
BLOODSTOCK are very excited to announce GHOST as their Saturday night headliner!

This will be GHOST's first 'ritual' at BLOODSTOCK and watching their amazing stage show after dark is sure to be quite the religious experience!  Check out a taster of what might be in store via this clip from Hellfest 2016 - https://youtu.be/JNCbvDIOeT4.

A Nameless Ghoul informs us "We are absolutely chuffed to finally be playing at the classic BLOODSTOCK.  Over the years we have heard so many great things about it and now, to be able to headline one of the nights, is a great honour and we are very much looking forward to it.  Thank you all and see you there!"

GHOST, who are hot off the back of their Popestar UK tour, channel the early sounds of Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Judas Priest and Mercyful Fate, as well as elements of prog and late '60s psych rock, so couldn't be more at home on Catton Park's hallowed turf.  Papa and the Ghouls current album, 'Meliora' spawned the Grammy Award-winning track, 'Cirice', the video for which has clocked up almost 16 million views on YouTube - https://youtu.be/-0Ao4t_fe0I.  'Meliora' was followed in September 2016 by their critically lauded 'Popestar' EP, featuring the hugely sticky 'Square Hammer' - https://youtu.be/VqoyKzgkqR4.   We can't wait to welcome them to Catton Park in August!

VIP tickets and upgrades are now moving very quickly, with some packages already sold out, so if you're planning on 'going VIP', grab yours soon to avoid disappointment over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.

Already announced for 2017 are Friday's headliners AMON AMARTH, Sunday's headliners MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, INQUISITION, KING PARROT, SCARAB, WINTERSUN, ONI, DENDERA, KROH, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, COURTESANS, WRETCHED SOUL, BOSSK, and WINTERFYLLETH.  Many more are still be announced!  Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK's social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee), plus those increasingly limited VIP packages/upgrades and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than 'on the day' purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  Children's weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4's go free!  

 Attila Embark On UK Tour.

Attila.Monday 3rd April 2017
Atlanta based party metallers ATTILA will kick off their long awaited European 'Chaos' tour tomorrow in Glasgow, UK.

Watch the tour trailer now here: https://www.facebook.com/AttilaGA/videos/10154021048547393/

ATTILA frontman Fronz commented: "We are EXTREMELY excited to come back to Europe for a headlining tour. It's been long overdue. We just released our new album CHAOS and we're stoked to play some new songs for the very first time! This will be our biggest European Tour yet!"

Tour dates:
01.04.2017 - UK, Glasgow - Garage
02.04.2017 - UK, Leeds - Key Club
03.04.2017 - UK, Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
04.04.2017 - UK, Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
05.04.2017 - UK, Bristol - Marble Factory
06.04.2017 - UK, Manchester - Academy 2
07.04.2017 - UK, London - Electric Ballroom
09.04.2017 - UK, Southhampton - Engine Rooms

10.04.2017 - FR, Paris - Petit Bain
11.04.2017 - DE, Cologne - Luxor
12.04.2017 - BE, Antwerp - Kavka
13.04.2017 - NE, Haarlem - Patronaat
14.04.2017 - DE, Berlin - Bi Nuu
15.04.2017 - DE, Stuttgart - Club Cann
17.04.2017 - SWE, Stockholm - Fryshuset
18.04.2017 - NO, Oslo - Krosset
19.04.2017 - DK, Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
20.04.2017 - DE, Hamburg - Logo
21.04.2017 - FR, Strasbourg - Laiterie
22.04.2017 - IT, Pinarella Di Cervia - Rockplanet Club
23.04.2017 - AT, Vienna - Flex
24.04.2017 - CH, Pratteln - 27
25.04.2017 - DE, Munich - Backstage Halle

ATTILA recently released their brand new album 'Chaos' via SharpTone Records.

 Ward Thomas Announce Massive UK Tour.

WArd Thomas.Friday 31st March 2017
After opening C2C Festival at the O2 Arena on March 10th, Ward Thomas release their stunning new EP 'A Shorter Story' - a series of 5 cover versions
cherry picked by Catherine and Lizzy. Once again the release showcases their stunning vocal harmonies, as well as seeing them put their own unique stamp on some of their favourite songs.
 
Catherine and Lizzy said 'We've been playing around with cover versions as part of our acoustic Snug Sessions videos for a few years now and mostly they have gone down really well. We recorded the EP over two days and have tried to bring something new and different to each song whilst at the same time respecting the original versions. Hopefully people like them!'

A Shorter Story is available now on Spotify and iTunes.

Ward Thomas have already sold an incredible 17,000 tickets for their spring tour with a number of dates already sold out, while their acclaimed 'Cartwheels' album has sold over 75,000 copies since entering the UK charts at Number 1 last September.
 
This morning, the girls were added to the bill for Tom Petty at Hyde Park on July 9th,with major festival appearances following that at Latitude, Isle of Wight, Cornbury and Harvest amongst others. In August they will also support one of their all time heroines Miranda Lambert.
 
Ward Thomas play:
 
April
Fri 28th                                   GUILDFORD, G Live                                                                                                           SOLD OUT
Sat 29th                                   BIRMINGHAM, O2 Birmingham Institute
Sun 30th                  EDINBURGH, Queens Hall                                                                                  SOLD OUT
 
May
Tue 2nd                                   YORK, York Barbican
Wed 3rd                  SHEFFIELD, The Plug
Thu 4th                                    LEEDS, Church
Fri 5th                                     NORWICH, Open
Sat 6th                                     OXFORD, O2 Academy
Tue 9th                                    LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
Wed 10th                 LONDON, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Thu 11th                                  WORTHING, Pavilion Theatre
Fri 12th                                   PORTSMOUTH, Pyramids Centre
Tue 16th                  BATH, Komedia                                                            SOLD OUT
Wed 17th                 CARDIFF, Tramshed
Thu 18th                                  EXETER, Lemon Grove
Fri 19th                                   FALMOUTH, Princess Pavilion
Tue 23rd                  NORTHAMPTON, The Roadmender
Wed 24th                 MANCHESTER, O2 Ritz
Thu 25th                                  LINCOLN, Engine Shed
Sat 27th                                   ABERDEEN, The Lemon Tree                                      SOLD OUT
Mon 29th                                GATESHEAD, The Sage
Tue 30th                  CAMBRIDGE, Junction
 
July
Sun 9th                                    LONDON, Hyde Park (Tom Petty Support)
 
Ward Thomas support Miranda Lambert on the following dates:
 
August
Fri 18th                                   BIRMINGHAM, Barclaycard Arena
Sat 19th                                   MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
Mon 21st                 GLASGOW,  Clyde
Wed 23rd                                LONDON, Eventim Apollo
 

 The King Blues Release Video For 'Nike Town'.

The King Blues.Friday 31st March 2017
The King Blues have released a new track 'Nike Town' taken from their fantastic new album "The Gospel Truth" which will be released by Cooking Vinyl on April 14th (it really will be a Good Friday). Recorded in London in 2016 and produced by Mike Moore, the record is an infectious mix of ska punk and social commentary. Check out 'Nike Town" here.  Preorder "The Gospel Truth" here

The King Blues have always been a band that writes from the heart, but with The Gospel TruthfrontmanItch left no intimate detail uncovered. It was a process he found incredibly cathartic. "We had a lot of fun making this record", declares Itch. "Even though we were dealing with some emotional topics and doing a lot of soul searching and going deep, it was a really enjoyable, therapeutic and creative experience."

The Gospel Truth is also unique in that fans were invited to be a part of the process: people from all over the country shared their individual stories with Itch via audio diaries, which pop up at various stages throughout the album, underscoring his own personal struggles with depression. 

As the singer explains: "The more personal and honest they got with me, it seemed like we were all going through the same struggles and our stories were starting to relate to each other. And it was a strange thing because it was a shared experience of isolation. So many people felt this same sense of anxiety and disconnection."

As a band, The King Blues have always mixed the deeply personal with the overtly political, but if anyone expecting The Gospel Truth to be a collection of topical protest songs might be in for a surprise. "We didn't know what was going to come out", explains Itch, "but it became obvious pretty quickly that it wasn't going to be 15 songs about Donald Trump. I just wasn't in that place. I was going through some huge changes and just trying to figure things out for myself. And I don't want to be one of those bands that's out there shouting slogans when I don't even know how I feel about myself. So it soon became obvious that this was going to be a deeply personal record, and once I accepted that I had to be brutally honest it all started flowing out."

The songs on The Gospel Truthswitch from sardonic (America Don't Want Me / Not Another Love Song) and satirical (The Bullingdon Boys / New Gods) to downright dark (The Truth Comes Out), but the theme remains constant throughout: truth. "Everyone's truth is different", says Itch. "The word means so many different things when really it should just mean one thing. To me, it was just about being honest with myself. And my mental health is in a really good place for possibly the first time ever right now, which I'm truly grateful for."

Following their SOLD OUT UK tour in January, The band will hit the road this Spring at the following venues:

April

22nd Barnstaple, The Factory
23rd Bournemouth, Sound Circus
24th Brighton, The Haunt
25th Reading, Sub 89
27th Gloucester, Guildhall
28th Bedford, Bedford Esquires
29th Northampton, Picturedome
30th Tunbridge Wells, The Forum

May

2nd Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
3rd Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
4th Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
5th Scunthorpe, Cafe INDIEpendent

Tickets are priced £12 for all shows and are on sale now from the links above or www.ticketweb.co.uk

 Sikth Detail Comeback Album 'The Future In Whose Eyes?'.

Sikth.Friday 31st March 2017
Sikth are back! The Watford mathcore sextet that stumbled upon a sound unexplored, who devised their own Morse code of metal – one that mushroomed into labyrinthine detours and tangents, that ultimately lead to the birth of the djent metal, the band's whose legacy gave the inspiration for bands like Protest The Hero, TesseracT, Animals As Leaders and Periphery after their hiatus in 2007, are back, with what will be, one of the finest albums of 2017 - The Future In Whose Eyes?

Due to be released on 2nd June on Millennium Night, the newly created label imprint from Snapper Music, home of Peaceville Records & Kscope.  SikTh, one of the Great British pioneers that have shaped heavy music over the years, have revealed their first full length studio album since 2006's classic Death Of A Dead Day. Dan Weller, SikTh's guitarist and producer proudly states "Ever since SikTh was formed way back at the turn of the century we've tried to self improve as musicians and as song writers. We take our music very seriously. This record feels like the one we've always wanted to make. We spent over a year writing it and pushed ourselves extremely hard - sometimes too hard. Opacities was the rebirth of SikTh but 'The Future...' is our statement - I want this album to define us. I don't care how over ambitious it sounds - we want this record to be heard by every metal fan on the planet."

SikTh vocalist & lyricist Mikee W Goodman adds "Personally I feel this is our best album yet. From my point I have written all vocals and lyrics. I have taken myself to some very dark places, commentated on this world as I see it. Also swimming into fictional worlds and dreamscapes. There are some beautiful moments.  The band have made incredible music, brutal, technically warped mixed with some psychedelic moments.  I think we've done something special here."

The vocals were recorded at Mikee's own studio and at Adrian Smith's (Iron Maiden) R&R Studios (www.rnrstudios.co.uk) and this is the first release featuring new co-vocalist and former member of Aliases Joe Rosser "Joe has done a great job singing on this album . He has a lot of scope to his voice, he's very versatile indeed, we were really pleased how he sang the lines in" high praise indeed from vocalist Mikee. The guitars and drums at the renowned Monkey Puzzle House studios (www.monkeypuzzlehouse.com ). Dan Weller has been producing, alongside Adam "Nolly" Getgood (Periphery) on mixing duties. 

The Future In Whose Eyes? Features the first ever guest vocalist on a SikTh album – Spencer Sotelo, singer in Periphery joins Mikee on the track "Cracks Of Light".  In late summer 2016 SikTh made their first foray into the US live arena after being invited to join Periphery on tour "They're really nice people, everyone on that US tour felt it was the best one they'd been on," smiles Mikee, it was over those weeks that a plan was hatched "We actually got him down to R&R Studios in Uxbridge where we made the albumI really like Periphery and especially love Spencer's voice, he's not your usual djent singer, and he's very much a spiritual man. He knows his and mind well and so we nailed the song really quicky".

The spectacular artwork for The Future In Whose Eyes? has been created by 3D animator and artist Meats Meier (www.3dartspace.com ) –   "Meats has been a friend for years and he came out to see the show in LA and loved it. We wanted something really special and we got it, he is an absolute genius, a visionary and a pioneer.  We are all so proud to have him design our sleeve". Meats Meier adds "This image represents the construction of the future and its ultimate demise. A perfected human race brought down by its own need to innovate and improve. A simple error breaks the machine and brings us back to the beginning."

Ahead of the release, the band have premiered a new song "Vivid". Mikee explains more about this, the second track they have revealed from their hugely anticipated new album "Lyrically it is inspired by traumatic dreaming. The verses talk from perspective of being in the actual dream, where the chorus' are in despair from an awoken perspective. The song itself has a lot of elements of both tradition and new SikTh."

 The digital single is available to buy, stream and will also be available an instant download with all digital album pre-orders.

CHECK OUT "VIVID" HERE: 

www.sikth.band

 While She Sleeps Add More shows To 2017 Tour.

While She Sleeps.Friday 31st March 2017
While She Sleeps have announced a special intimate acoustic live show at St Pancras Old Church on 24th April to celebrate the release of forthcoming third album 'You Are We' on 21st April. New full band shows in Cardiff, Plymouth and Dover have also been announced for June. Tickets on sale for all four dates at 12pm today - http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeTour.

While She Sleeps' latest single 'Silence Speaks', which features Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon on guest vocals was premiered as Mistajam's Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1 and then became his Tune of The Week. The music video for the track has clocked up over 3 million views in a mere few weeks and reached the upper echelons of Spotify Viral Charts in multiple countries. 'Silence Speaks' is a veritable earworm which reaffirms While She Sleeps as one of the UK's most exciting and pertinent heavy bands.

With the help of their loyal fanbase, While She Sleeps have funded 'You Are We' through Pledge Music and will be self-releasing the record. Three further cuts from the album have already been revealed, in the form of the anthemic 'Hurricane', the album's title track and the visceral social commentary of 'Civil Isolation'.

TOUR DATES:
http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeTour
APRIL
14/04 – Old Blue Last, London, UK – SOLD OUT
15/04 – Hippodrome, Kingston, UK
20/04 – Fibbers, York, UK
21/04 – Sheffield, Plug, UK – SOLD OUT
22/04 – The Dome, London, UK – SOLD OUT
23/04 – The Dome, London, UK – SOLD OUT
24/04 – St Pancras Old Church, London, UK (acoustic) – NEW DATE
25/04 – Concord 2, Brighton, UK – SOLD OUT
26/04 – Talking Heads, Southampton, UK – SOLD OUT
27/04 – O2 Academy 2, Oxford, UK
28/04 – The Fleece, Bristol, UK – SOLD OUT
29/04 – Academy 2, Manchester, UK

MAY
01/05 – Academy, Dublin, UK
02/05 – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast, UK
03/05 – Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
05/05 – Sugarmill, Stoke, UK
06/05 – Waterfront, Norwich, UK
08/05 – Riverside, Newcastle, UK
09/05 – Garage, Glasgow, UK
10/05 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK – SOLD OUT
12/05 – Asylum, Birmingham, UK
13/05 – Stylus, Leeds, UK

JUNE
01/06 – The Globe, Cardiff, UK – NEW DATE
02/06 – The Hub, Plymouth, UK – NEW DATE
16/06 – The Booking Hall, Dover, UK – NEW DATE

OTHER
25-27/08/17 – Reading & Leeds Festivals

 More Bands Added To Green Day British Summer Time Show.

Green Day.Friday 31st March 2017
Just when you thought a date with Green Day at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park couldn't get any better, five more essential acts have been announced for the essential rock line up of the summer. They will also be joining Rancid, Gogol Bordello, The Hives, The Living End, Beach Slang, SWMRS, Sunflower Bean and Public Access TV. The Hyde Park show is part of Green Day's incredible Revolution Radio Tour.

With Green Day keen to showcase the original London punks who inspired them, two of the scenes' pioneers will be playing Hyde Park with them.

Formed in 1976, Londoners The Damned are true pioneers and a band of firsts. They released the first punk single by a British act in 1976's seminal 'New Rose' on Stiff Records, then the first punk album.  They also became the first British punk act to tour the USA. Nine of their singles made the UK Singles Chart Top 40 and last year the band celebrated their 40th anniversary by playing the Royal Albert Hall, a venue they had been banned from in their punk heyday.  Also pioneers of goth rock, The Damned are currently on tour in the US and will return triumphant to the Royal Park this summer.

Rock giants The Stranglers will also be gracing the stage and with a career spanning four decades, they're credited with being one of longest surviving bands to have originated from the British punk scene. Chosen as the support act for The Ramones first London gig they went on to massive mainstream success with huge hits such as Golden Brown, Peaches and Skin Deep. The band show no signs of slowing down and will hit Hyde Park hot off the heels of a critically acclaimed UK tour.

Hailing from Chicago, The Orwells burst onto the scene back in 2011 and have since gone from strength to strength, releasing hit albums Disgraceland in 2014 and Terrible Human Beings in February this year. The five-piece will make their debut Hyde Park appearance this summer, and fans can expect an electrifying show from the seasoned live performers.

Reformed with a new lineup by frontman Tommy Stinson in 2016, alt-rockers Bash & Pop's latest release Anything Could Happen marked a stellar return to the music scene after 25 years. Having just announced a US tour kicking off in late May, the band will be more than ready to tear up the stage at Hyde Park with classics old and new by July.

Starting his music career at the tender age of 12, heading up seminal NYC band Heart Attack and then stalwarts of the 1990s punk scene D Generation, Jesse Malin went on to establish himself as a solo artist with a loyal and longstanding fanbase. Malin will be reuniting with Green Day following their 2010 collaborative venture Rodeo Queens, under which they released the single Depression Times.

Also headlining at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017 are Phil Collins (30th June), Justin Bieber (2nd July), Kings of Leon (6th July), The Killers (8th July) and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (9th July).

Now approaching its fifth year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has been host to some of the biggest and best live acts since its debut in 2013. From The Rolling Stones to Carole King, The Libertines to The Who, Kylie to Stevie Wonder, Black Sabbath to Taylor Swift, music history has been written almost night by night.

About Green Day:
Since breaking through in 1994 with the Dookie album, Green Day – formed by Billie Joe Armstrong (lead singer), Mike Dirnt (bassist) and Tré Cool (drummer) – have become one of the world's biggest bands with over 75 million worldwide sales. After a succession of hit albums, their 2004 rock opera American Idiot reignited the band's popularity with a younger generation.

Green Day have won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 in what was their first year of eligibility for induction.

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is an award-winning festival:
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 ON-SALE NOW
£62.50 General Admission
£72.50 Priority Entry
£139.00 Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden
£199.00 Terrace

 Download Festival Adds 20 More Bands To 2017 Festival.

Download Festival.Friday 31st March 2017
Download Festival, the world's premier rock event has announced another plethora of bands, from legends and new talent alike, including Devin Townsend Project, Suicide Silence, Code Orange and many more. Download Festival takes place on 9 - 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale here.

New to 2017, The Avalanche Stage shines a spotlight on everyone from the biggest global acts, to the latest breaking bands. Headlined by the previously announced Sleeping With SirensSimple Plan and The Dillinger Escape Plan, the Avalanche Stage will be hosted by new music champions, Kerrang's Fresh Blood.

Alex Baker, presenter of Fresh Blood on Kerrang! Radio said:
"Right now, there is an undeniable, electric excitement about new music in the air and as soon as we saw the new Avalanche Stage we just had to be involved. It was clear from the get-go that one of The Avalanche Stage's aims was to ensure that there was a dedicated space for these new bands within the festival. Download has always been amazing at supporting new talent and I've always admired them for that – so it was a no brainer to get as involved as much as humanely possible!"

Metal behemoth, Devin Townsend Project will be making their welcomed return to Download Festival, featuring living legend and ex Strapping Young Lad frontman, Devin Townsend. 

On playing the festival, Devin said: "Download! Amidst a crazy year, we have been invited to play at one of my favourite festivals in the world. The band is rocking better than ever, and we are fired up to have some fun with you guys. We look forward to blowing the roof off the place. See you there!"

The hottest name in hardcore, Code Orange are torchbearers for their genre and will excite festival goers with a crushing set. Twenty years on from the release of ground-breaking album Roots, Max & Iggor Cavalera reunite to perform the seminal record in its entirety to the Download crowd.

Having influenced heavy music with their rapid twin vocal and tech metal, groove masters SikTh will bring the Main Stage mosh pit to life. Deathcore stalwarts Suicide Silence are back with tracks from their eponymous fifth album and are set todeliver an incomparably powerful live set at Donington this summer. Joining them are unmissable supergroup elite, Krokodil who are set to impress with their immensely forceful metal, and UK stoner rock legends, Orange Goblin with their heavy hammer, steel toed riffs and fistfuls of attitude.

Renowned for his wild live shows and fiercely loyal fan base, Ohio rapper Machine Gun Kelly has received waves of critical and commercial success with sophomore album General Admission, which he'll be bringing in abundance to Download this June. Aussie rock heroes Sick Puppies will serve up their tooth rattling rock and hard hitting hooks that will send the Download crowd wild. Led by the incredible Johnny Hawkins, San Antonio rockers Nothing More have cemented themselves in the top echelons of modern rock and will be bringing their ferocious live performance to Donington.

Having previously supported Iron Maiden, metalcore outfit The Raven Age stride between melody and brute force, and will be returning to Download for another epic performance. They'll be joined by tour de force of energy, Yonaka, and country rock n' rollers Blackwater Conspiracy.

The dark and volatile Perturbator completes the trio of Dogtooth Stage headliners alongside the previously announced Exodus and Wednesday 13. Prepare to be lost in his technoir, dark synthwave as he closes the Dogtooth Stage for 2017. Dublin's grunge pop rockers OTHERKIN will riff their way through infectious songs with a raucous energy, whilst London five piece, Drones will be out to deliver a barrage of hardcore punk for the Download Festival audience.

Having supported the likes of rock legends Black Stone Cherry and Halestorm, The Fallen State will bring soulful vocals and unapologetic rock to Donington. Expect a distinctive mix of pop, punk and new wave from London/LA duo Love Zombies, chaotic and energetic indie punk from Blackwaters, gritty modern blues fuelled rock from Bristol natives Tax The Heat and soulful rock n' roll from Nashville's Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.

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 rock icons to its Main Stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Def Leppard, Guns N' Roses, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its Main Stage.

ANNOUNCED TODAY



Blackwater Conspiracy
Blackwaters
Code Orange
Devin Townsend Project
Drones
Krokodil
Love Zombies
Machine Gun Kelly
Max & Igor CAVALERA
Nothing More
Orange Goblin
Otherkin
Pertubator
Sick Puppies
Sikth
Suicide Silence
Tax The Heat
THE Fallen State
The Raven Age
TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN
Yonaka

 Linkin Park Announce July UK Tour.

Linkin Park.Friday 31st March 2017
Linkin Park have announced today at a press conference that they will be bringing their world class live show to UK shores in July 2017 for a run of three shows. The news comes shortly after Linkin Park announced their 2017 return, with new album One More Light dropping May 19th and their new single Heavy, featuring Kiiara, available to stream and download on all partners now. The video for the brand-new single has also gone live on YouTube and can be viewed here.

Full UK Dates

July 2017
Monday 3rd        The O2                              London
Thursday 6th      Barclaycard Arena         Birmingham
Friday 7th            Arena                               Manchester

One More Light, which can be pre-ordered from linkinpark.com is their seventh studio album. Their first album, Hybrid Theory is the best-selling debut of this century in their home country and certified diamond (10 million).  They have won 2 Grammy Awards, 5 American Music Awards, 4 MTV VMA Awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards and 3 World Music Awards. Linkin Park have sold out stadiums around the world and headlined some of the UK's biggest music festivals including Download and Reading and Leeds.

Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 7th April priced at £62.50 / £56.50 / £42.50 for London and £57.50 / £52.50 Regionally (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 Dragonforce Announce UK Tour For October'.

Dragonforce.Friday 31st March 2017
International metal superstars DRAGONFORCE have revealed the dates for the UK leg of their Reaching Into Infinity World Tour. The ten date tour kicks off in Glasgow on the 4th October, ending in Tunbridge Wells on October 15th.

“The UK is still one of DragonForce's favourite place to tour, and we can’t wait to bring the epic-ness back home!” says guitarist Herman Li.

These will be the first headline shows after the release of brand new studio album, ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ out on May 19th on EarMusic.

To whet the appetite of their legions of fans eager to hear new music, the band today unveil two teasers from the forthcoming release, in the form of one brand new song and a taste of what to expect from the bonus DVD available with the special edition.
New track ‘Judgement Day’ can be streamed on Spotify here
The song will also be available as an Instant Grat, with iTunes album pre-orders starting tomorrow, 31st March 2017: http://smarturl.it/DF_Infinity_iTunes  

The special edition of the album comes with a multi-angle bonus DVD, the first taster of which can be seen here in the form of ‘Operation Ground & Pound’ live at Woodstock Poland: http://www.dragonforce.com/rii-operation

Catch Dragonforce at the following shows:

Reaching Into Infinity World Tour – UK October 2017

Wed 4th Glasgow                  The Garage
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/36005278E7FD7B92
 
Thu 5th Newcastle                 Riverside
http://www.seetickets.com/event/dragonforce/riverside/1082027

Fri 6th York                    Fibbers
www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/fwl0610d

Sat 7th Sheffield           Corporation
http://www.corporation.org.uk/gig/2136/Dragonforce+at+Corporation+on+7+October+2017

Sun 8th Manchester      Sound Control
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/dragonforce-tickets

Wed 11th Birmingham   O2 Academy 2
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/dragonforce-tickets

Thu 12th Cardiff            Globe
http://www.seetickets.com/event/dragonforce/the-globe/1082311

Fri 13th London             Electric Ballroom
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/dragonforce-tickets

Sat 14th Portsmouth     Wedgewood Rooms
http://www.seetickets.com/event/dragonforce/wedgewood-rooms/1082698/

Sun 15th Tunbridge Wells      Forum
http://www.twforum.co.uk/listings/events/15-oct-17-dragonforce-the-forum/

 Jimmy DeGrasso Leaves Black Star Riders.

Black Star Riders.Friday 31st March 2017
In a mutual decision, Black Star Riders and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso have decided to part ways. The band wish him well in his future endeavours and thank him for the great albums, killer shows and good times together. The new drummer will be announced shortly.

Black Star Riders start their summer European Tour in Dusseldorf on May 24th. 2017 European Tour dates are below

May 24, Wednesday  Dusseldorf, Germany - Mitsubishi-Electric Hall
May 25, Thursday     Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
May 27, Saturday      Jelling, Denmark - Jelling Festival
May 28, Sunday         Berlin, Germany - Tempodrome
May 29, Monday       Dresden, Germany - Junge Garde
May 30, Tuesday       Leipzig, Germany - Parkbuhne
May 31, Wednesday  Nuremberg, Germany – Hirsch

June 1, Thursday      Leiden, Holland - Nobel
June 2, Friday            Rostock, Germany - Messehalle
June 3, Saturday       Hamburg, Germany - Mehr Theater
June 5, Monday        Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
June 7,  Wednesday  Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
June 10, Saturday     Twistringen, Germany - Ziegelei Open Air
June 16, Friday          Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Festival 
June 17, Saturday     Nickelsdorf, Austria - Nova Rock Festival  
June 18, Sunday        Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 21, Wednesday   Freiburg, Germany - Jazzhouse
June 23, Friday          Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell Festival
June 24, Saturday     Fredrikstag, Norway - Tons of Rock Festival
June 25, Sunday        Hinwil, Switzerland - Rock the Ring Festival

July 2,  Sunday          Barcelona, Spain - Barcelona RockFest 2017
July 8,  Saturday        Weert, Holland - Bospop Festival
July 23, Sunday         Stuttgart, Germany - Winterbach Festival
July 29, Saturday       Maidstone, U.K. - Ramblin' Man Fair

Black Star Riders third album "Heavy Fire" was released in early 2017. It went to #6 in the UK and #11 in the German album charts and received widespread critical acclaim. on other shows TBC.

 The Movielife Sign To Rise Records.

The Movielife.Friday 31st March 2017
The Movielife have signed to Rise Records, joining a roster that includes At The Drive In, The Bouncing Souls, Knuckle Puck, Hot Water Music, PVRIS, Dave Hause and more, and will be releasing their first full-length album since 2003's seminal "Forty Hour Train Back To Penn" this Autumn.  The band's forthcoming release is being recorded at The Barber Shop Studios by Brett Romnes (Crime In Stereo, I Am The Avalanche, Prawn) and will be mixed by Zakk Cervini (Good Charlotte, blink-182, The Used).

"Brandon (Reilly) and I have poured every ounce of ourselves into this record." says Vinnie Caruana, the band's singer. "It's not easy visualising what a Movielife record would sound like in 2017. We wrote and wrote and wrote, and got to an amazing place. This is not a comeback record; this is something truly special. This album is a project we are both immensely proud of and can't wait to share it with the world. Full steam ahead."
The band have also just announced a handful of intimate headlining shows this May in Boston, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Long Island.  Tickets for these shows go on sale this Friday, March 31st, at 12pm EDT. 

The Movielife Tour Dates
Thursday May 4 @ Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia

Friday May 5 @ Brooklyn Bazaar in Brooklyn
Saturday May 6 @ Great Scott in Boston 

Sunday May 7 @ Amityville Music Hall in Amityville, Long Island
Saturday May 27 @ SLAM DUNK in Birmingham UK
Sunday May 28 @ SLAM DUNK in Leeds UK
Monday May 29 @ SLAM DUNK in Hatfield UK

 He Is Legend Release New Video.

He Is Legend.Friday 31st March 2017
He Is Legend have dropped the video for "Air Raid." Watch the explosive live video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKj9LUzaC1w

"We've kept the cathartic experience of a He Is Legend show a strictly personal experience for our fans for some time now," said singer Schuylar Croom. "Never have we hit this hard before so we decided it was due time that we showcased our live show through a music video. This video finally captures what we believe to be our best assets — all of the darkness, sexuality, chaos, and grooviness of a Legend show is encompassed amidst the rhythm of the first track from our new album called 'Air Raid.'"

He continued, "This song really highlights our passion and aggression that peppers the entirety of this new record and we couldn't be more proud. Justin Reich came out to capture this unique experience with us in a way that makes you feel like you're right there in the mix with us. We hope our fans love it and that it turns on some new folks. See ya on the dance floor!"

Having recently announced their global signing to Spinefarm Records, North Carolina's He Is Legend is will release their new album and label debut "few" on April 28th.

Pre-orders for the album are now live here.

As well as a US headline tour, He Is Legend have announced a run of dates in UK and Europe in support of the new album. Be sure to catch this incredible band at one of the following shows:
 
April

28th Germany, Hamburg, Kleiner Donner
29th Belgium, Antwerp, Groezrock Festival
30th Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg Theatre

May

1st Germany, Frankfurt, Nachleben
2nd France, Paris, Les Etoiles
3rd Germany, Cologne, Artheatre
4th Germany, Berlin, Cassiopeia
5th Germany, Munich, Orangehouse
7th UK, Southampton, Joiners
8th UK, Manchester, Rebellion
9th UK, Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
10th UK, Glasgow, G2
11th UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
12th UK, London, The Dome
13th UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
14th UK, Bristol, Exchange

 Toseland To Embark On UK Tour.

Toseland.Friday 31st March 2017
Toseland is pleased to announce the release of double A side "Fingers Burned/Bullet" on March 31st 2017. The release will feature "Fingers Burned", taken from the current album "Cradle The Rage", and brand new song "Bullet", another Toseland/Jepson composition that shows another side to the expanding Toseland catalogue. "Bullet" was recorded during the Cradle The Rage sessions and mixed by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith).

The double A side will be released on streaming and download platforms on the 31st March 2017. It will also be released as a limited edition double A side 7" single, which will be available exclusively at the brand new Toseland shop www.toselandmusic.com. Pre orders for the Vinyl are available now.

Also available at the shop will be a new line of fashion clothing and accessories, based on the Toseland T-logo that features on the 7" sleeve. This will include men's and women's high end t-shirts, sweatshirts, enamel badges and key rings.

To support the release of "Fingers Burned", Toseland will embark on a full UK tour in April 2017. The UK shows will be followed by an extensive European tour in later in April and through May 2017. Tour dates as it stands:

Fri 24^th Feb                  UK Poole, Planet Rock Winters End Festival - Headline
Tues 4^th April              UK Brighton, Sticky Mikes - Headline
Wed 5^th April               UK Leicester, Academy 2 - Headline
Thu 6^th April                UK Birmingham, Institute 2 - Headline
Fri 7^th April                   UK Newcastle, Cluny - Headline
Sat 8^th April                  UK Manchester, Club Academy - Headline
Mon 10^th April             UK Glasgow, King Tuts - Headline
Tues 11^th April            UK Leeds, Wardrobe - Headline
Wed 12^th April             UK Cardiff, Globe - Headline
Thurs 13^th April           UK Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms - Headline

European dates (main support to The Brew)

Thurs 20^th April           GERMANY Oldenburg, Cadillac
Fri 21^st April                GERMANY Osnabruck, Rosenhof
Sat 22^nd April              HOLLAND Leiden, Gebr. De Nobel
Sun 23^rd April               HOLLAND Zandaam, Podium de Flux
Thurs 27^th April           HOLLAND Uden, De Pul
Fri 28^th April                GERMANY Bensheim, Musiktheater Rex
Sat 29^th April               GERMANY Memmingen, Kaminwerk
Sun 30^th April               GERMANY Dresden, Beatpol

Tickets for UK shows on sale now. Available from all usual outlets
Support in Leeds, Cardiff and Milton Keynes will come from The Brew. Support

 Seether Announce UK Tour And New Studio Album 'Poison The Parish'.

Seether.Tuesday 28th March 2017
Seether (Shaun Morgan - vocals/guitar, Dale Stewart - bass/vocals, and John Humphrey - drums) have revealed details for more dates on their Poison The Parish World Tour, which includes US headline shows and major festival appearances throughout the spring and summer and now an extensive European headlining run in Sept.-Oct. 2017. The extensive touring plans come in support of Poison The Parish, their recently announced seventh studio album, set for release via Spinefarm/Canine Riot Records on May 12th, 2017.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31st, at 10:00AM local time. Ticket and VIP package information can be found at Seether.com. 

Guitarist Clint Lowery of Sevendust will augment the band's line-up throughout the upcoming trek, adding his signature axe-work to Seether's new songs and deep repertoire.

"Playing Europe has always been one of our favourite highlights of every tour," said Morgan. "The fans are rabid and know the deepest tracks which means we get to play songs we often gloss over in the US. There's an intensity and passion that we feed off of and we often allow ourselves to play with more freedom and abandon. My ultimate goal on this tour is achieve my dream of getting a back alley vasectomy with a coat hanger."

Recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, Poison the Parish marks the first album produced in its entirety by front man Shaun Morgan and is also the first release on Canine Riot Records, Morgan's new label imprint. The album's epic lead single "Let You Down," premiered last month, listen to it here. Watch the track's beautifully shot, horror-inspired video here: here. This isSeether at their best, a gripping affirmation of a quintessential rock band in peak form.

Seether – European Tour
15.09.    Oslo (NO) @ Rockefeller Music Hall
16.09.    Stockholm (SE) @ Debaser Huvudkontor
18.09.    Copenhagen (DK) @ Amager Bio
19.09.    Hamburg (DE) @ Markthalle
20.09.    Köln (DE) @ Live Music Hall
22.09.    Amsterdam (NL) @ Melkweg
23.09.    Groningen (NL) @ De Oosterpoort
24.09.    Tilburg (NL) @ O13
26.09.    Berlin (DE) @ Huxley's Neue Welt
27.09.    Warsaw (PL) @ Progresja
29.09.    Praha (CZ) @ Lucerna Music Bar
30.09.    Brno (CZ) @ Fleda
01.10.    Budapest (HU) @ Durer
03.10.    Wien (AT) @ Arena Wien
04.10.    Linz (AT) @ Posthof
06.10.    München (DE) @ Backstage Werk
07.10.    Dornbirn (AT) @ Conrad Sohm
09.10.    Zurich (CH) @ Xtra
10.10.    Frankfurt (DE) @ Batschkapp
11.10.    Stuttgart (DE) @ LKA-Longhorn
13.10.    Paris (FR) @ Le Bataclan
15.10.    London (UK) @ The Forum
16.10.    Manchester (UK) @ O2 Ritz Manchester
17.10.    Glasgow (UK) @ O2 ABC Glasgow
18.10.    Birmingham (UK) @ O2 Institute Birmingham

Seether - U.S. Tourdates can all be found here.

 Frenzal Rhomb Set To Release Ninth Studio Album In May.

Frenzal Rhomb.Tuesday 28th March 2017
This is not a drill. Yep, Frenzal Rhomb, the most hospitalized band in the world — seriously, everything from broken drumming arms and detached guitar-playing retinas to an actual pig-borne tapeworm in the lead singer's brain — are releasing their ninth full-length record. Out May 26th, Hi-Vis High Tea, is the band's first new material since 2011's resurgent Smoko at the Pet Food Factory. Recorded once again by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, Hi-Vis High Tea, features 20 songs in just over 30 frenetic minutes. Since we're decent, thoughtful Frenzal fans just like yourselves, we won't leave you hanging. Today, you can get your first taste of their catchy, punk rock antics, with this must-see video, complete with another lovely, freshly-coined term for its title: ''Cunt Act.'' Watch, and then pre-order your copy today! Europe, go here. Australia, snag yours here. Then, check out the Australian-sized tour they have planned!

 Wireless Festival Adds Five More Acts To 2017 Festival.

Wireless Festival.Tuesdya 28th March 2017
Wireless Festival today adds five further artists to its 2017 line up, including some of the biggest names in home-grown talent Bugzy MaloneGeko and Kojo Funds, as well as international stars Fetty Wap and Travis Scott for two UK festival exclusive performances. Weekend and day tickets are available here.

Trap phenomenon Fetty Wap will be hitting the stage this summer to perform some of his biggest tracks to the capital's crowds, including the summer anthem 'My Way' and the UK top 10 single 'Trap Queen'. Following the incredible success of the multi-platinum self-titled album 'Fetty Wap', 2017 is set to be a huge year with the release of his eagerly anticipated second studio album 'King Zoo'.

Grammy and MOBO nominated artist Travis Scott will be bringing his hugely popular sophomore album 'Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight' to Wireless for a special guest performance that's not to be missed. Debuting at number one on the Billboard chart and having been streamed 50 million times he is sure to be one of the standout sets of the weekend.

Celebrated as one of the biggest urban music festivals, Wireless is also home to the UK's hottest artists and emerging talent. This year Wireless welcomes Manchester-born grime heavyweight Bugzy Malone to the festival. Picked by BBC 1Xtra as part of the 'Hot For 2016' list as well as NME's 'One to Watch for 2016', Bugzy Malone has been credited as a key player in the UK grime scene, producing hits such as 'Watch Your Mouth' and his second EP 'Facing Time' saw him storm the top ten.

Also performing at Wireless this summer is Geko, who has amassed a huge social following since hitting the music scene aged just 12. With 215,000 followers on Instagram and Twitter and over 25 million views on YouTube, Geko is set to perform his mix of Afrobeats and UK Rap to crowds this summer.

Taking to the stage on Sunday is London-born rapper Kojo Funds. Born and bred in East London, Kojo Funds is redefining music genres with his unique AfroSwing sound that blends Grime and R&B sounds, creating crowd-pleasing hits such as 'Want from Me' and the 2016 MOBO winning song 'Dun Talkin''.

With these artists joining headliners Chance The RapperSkepta and The Weeknd alongside a huge supporting line up that includes Bryson TillerG-EazyRae SremmurdWileyYoung ThugNasSection BoyzBig Narstie and many more, Wireless 2017 promises to be the summer's biggest yet.

Global, the media & entertainment group, continues its partnership with Wireless as the official commercial radio partner.  This evening's announcement was revealed exclusively on Capital and Capital XTRA. Global will have unrivalled backstage access to the world's hottest artists at Wireless with Capital and Capital XTRA broadcasting from the festival across the weekend.

Full line up:
Chance The Rapper
Skepta
The Weeknd
Abra Cadabra
AJ X DENO
Big Narstie
Big Tobz
Bryson Tiller (UK Festival Exclusive)
Bugzy Malone
Cadet
Dave
Desiigner
DJ Charlsey
Fetty Wap (UK Festival Exclusive)
Flatbush Zombies
G-Eazy (UK Festival Exclusive)
Geko
Hilltop Hoods
Jez Dior
Kojo Funds
Lil Dicky
Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Yachty (UK Festival Exclusive)
Mike Skinner and Murkage Present TONGA
MoStack
Nas (UK Festival Exclusive)
Nef The Pharaoh
Noname
Post Malone
Rae Sremmurd (UK Festival Exclusive)
Sean Paul
Section Boyz
Stefflon Don
The Age of L.U.N.A
Tim Westwood
Topaz Jones
Tory Lanez
Travis Scott (UK Festival Exclusive)
Ty Dolla $ign
Tyga
Wiley
WizKid
Young T and Bugsey
Young Thug (UK Festival Exclusive)
Yuna
Yungen
Zara Larsson

 Decade Release Video For 'Turn Off Your TV'.

Decade.Tuesday 28th March 2017
British alternative rockers Decade have revealed a video for their single ‘Turn Off Your TV’. The track is taken from their brand new album Pleasantries on Rude Records.

Speaking about the song, the band says: 'Turn Off Your TV is basically about the digital age and how the majority of people are all-consumed by TV shows, social media and the internet as a whole. It’s about trying to break that cycle of binging your favourite shows whilst simultaneously scrolling through your Instagram feed on your phone and procrastinating to the max, which we are all definitely guilty of from time to time. The song also features the best middle 8 riff in the world.'

Watch the video for “Turn Off Your TV” here: https://youtu.be/FoMuVeE0du0

Decade will be playing all across Europe as opening act for Counterfeit. Catch them at the following shows:

March 28 - Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, SW
March 30 - Lido, Berlin, DE
March 31 - Proxima, Warsaw, PL
April 1 - Faust, Hannover, DE
April 2 - Rock Cafe, Prague, CZ
April 3 - Flex, Wien, AT
April 5 - Alcatraz, Milan, IT
April 6 - Orion, Rome, IT
April 7 - Zona Roveri, Bologna, IT
April 8 - New Age, Treviso, IT
April 10 - Z7 Konzertfabrik, Pratteln, CH
April 11 - Schlactof, Wiesbaden, DE
April 12 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
April 13 - Stollwerk, Cologne, DE

Stream ‘Pleasantries’ here:https://open.spotify.com/album/3l4t7otSauWjPj3DNv7zkd 

Buy the record here:
http://hyperurl.co/pleasantries 

 Cult Of Luna Release DVD 'Years In A Day'.

Cult Of Luna.Tuesday 28th March 2017
Cult Of Luna are set to release their live DVD 'Years In A Day' through Indie Recordings on 21st April 2017.

"A few years ago, we took the decision to keep touring to a minimum. The sole reason was to prevent us from burning out, to keep the flame and the passion burning. But the experiences on the road that we've shared for almost 20 years has been life changing for all of us. It has bounded us together like brothers and we have been given the privilege to interact with incredible people all around the globe.

So, we thought it was time to release a special object related to the live aspect of Cult of Luna and how we have progressed since the release of "Fire was born" eight years ago. Releasing DVDs and live documents is always a tough thing at all aspects, but that was the right time to do it for the people that are not able to see this band live often and everywhere, and so to end an era.

The pictures that form the foundation for the art work and promotion are taken by Maria Louceiro. Her work is beyond words, please check it out. Art direction, as usual is handled by Erik Olofsson." 

- Cult Of Luna

Cult Of Luna has released nine albums, been awarded the top rock/ metal award at the Swedish National Radio Awards in 2006. They cemented their status as one of the true progressors of the metal genre with their critically acclaimed album "Mariner", created together with one of the top post-metal vocalists, Julie Christmas."Mariner" has been nominated for Best Hard Rock/Metal Album Of The Year by Swedish Grammis, Manifestgalan & P3 Guld and listed as Album Of The Year in Rolling Stone, Aftonbladet, Ghost Cult Mag Wall Of Sound, Metal Injection and many other...

YEARS IN A DAY collector bundle includes:

  • A 2-hour DVD captured in Paris last year at La Gaîté Lyrique.
  • 2 live CDs from Roadburn Festival 2013 and 2016. 
  • Download-code for HD video of the entire Paris show + audio files. 
  • All combined in a stunning 10-inch vinyl sized trifold package.
  • A 20 page booklet
  • Strictly limited to 7000 copies only on www.cultofluna.com


Cult Of Luna – 'YEARS IN A DAY' collector bundle is officially available for pre-orders via www.cultofluna.com
 
When you pre-order the DVD, you can instantly download or stream the two first tracks 'The Sweep' & 'Light Chaser' in HD digital video.

Full Track listing:

DVD: Live at La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
1. The Sweep
2. Light Chaser
3. Echoes
4. Owlwood
5. I: The Weapon
6. Waiting For You
7. Marching To The Heartbeats
8. Finland
9. Back To Chapel Town
10. And With Her Came The Birds
11. Thirtyfour
12. Dim
13. Dark City Dead Man

CD: Live At Roatburn 2013
1. The One
2. I: The Weapon
3. Ghost Trail
4. Finland
5. Vicarious Redemption
6. Owlwood
7. In Awe Of
 
CD: "Somewhere Along The
Highway" Live At Roadburn 2016
1. Marching To The Heartbeats
2. Finland
3. Back To Chapel Town
4. And With Her Came The Birds
5. Thirtyfour
6. Dim
7. Dark City Dead

 Kings Of Leon Announce Full Support For British Summer Time.

Kings Of Leon.Tuesday 28th March 2017
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park makes more fantastic additions to the line up of the summer. On Thursday 6th July, the Grammy Award-winning Kings of Leon are set to headline London's biggest and best festival, joined by Pixies and Nathaniel Rateliff + the Night Sweats. Now eight further incredible bands will be supporting the Nashville rockers in London's Royal Park.

Hailing from Los Angeles, Local Natives have been championed on the indie scene both sides of the Atlantic since their debut album Gorilla Manor landed in 2009. Their new single I Saw You Close Your Eyes was released this March and can only be heard online when the listeners actually close their eyes. With the excitement of the new single, plus more material around the corner, Hyde Park should prepare for a few surprises in the band's July performance.

Off the back of their new album Painting of a Panic Attack, Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit are back on the scene for a highly anticipated international tour, beginning in April. The band's appearance at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will be the only London show of the tour – it's not one to be missed!

With their latest album All These Countless Nights earning widespread critical acclaim, crowds can also look forward to alt-rock band Deaf Havana tearing up the stage with hits new and old.

Bringing a taste of their dreamy pop to the UK, Californian act Saint Motel are sure to captivate the crowd in London, having finished up a US tour upon release of their second album saintmotelivision in October last year.  
Also on the bill is BBC Sound Of 2017 runner up, Tom Grennan. The 20 year-old singer first found fame as the guest vocalist on Chase & Status's track When It All Goes Wrong late last year. Now Grennan is undoubtedly part of the new wave of British artists coming through this year, with his raw, emotive vocals and soulful lyrics – as heard on his debut EP Something In The Water.

Brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey make The Cactus Blossoms. The duo has become known for their distinctive Southern charm, similar to the headliners themselves. And like Kings of Leon, the band will no doubt enchant the crowds of Hyde Park this summer.

Joining the line up is the seriously talented singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker. With his unique blend of boogie, soul and blues, he has been met with glowing reviews from critics since his musical debut in 2013. Booker has appeared on ConanLate Night with David Letterman and Later with Jools Holland, establishing a loyal international fan base.

19-year-old Canadian artist Billy Raffoul, probably best known for his heartrending track I Can't Love You Anymore, garnered significant attention after his live performance at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival; so the crowds in London can expect to be wowed once again on 6th July!

The ultimate line up; Kings of Leon are joined by PixiesNathaniel Rateliff + the Night Sweats, Local Natives, Frightened Rabbit, Deaf Havana, Saint Motel, Tom Grennan, The Cactus Blossoms, Benjamin Booker and Billy Raffoul.

Also headlining at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017 is Phil Collins (30th June)Green Day (1st July), Justin Bieber (2nd July), The Killers (8th July) and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (9th July). Full supporting line-ups are to be announced.

Now approaching its fifth year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has been host to some of the biggest and best live acts since its debut in 2013. From The Rolling Stones to Carole KingThe Libertines to The WhoKylie to Stevie WonderBlack Sabbath to Taylor Swift, music history has been written almost night by night.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
£62.50 General Admission
£72.50 Priority Entry
£99.50 Premium View
£149.50 Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden
£199.50 The Terrace Grandstand
£299.00  Ultimate Bar

Guardian
£55.00 (each) GA Child Ticket (selling in pairs, 1 adult + 1 child)

 Papa Roach Announce New Studio Album 'Crooked Teeth'.

Papa Roach.Friday 24th March 2017
Papa Roach announce the May 19th release of their ninth-studio album, "Crooked Teeth" via Eleven Seven Music. The band has already given fans of taste of album with the November release of the title track (listen HERE) and the explosive new single "Help," (listen HERE) both of which will be instantly available to those who pre-order the album on iTunes (Standard or Deluxe) TODAY!  Crooked Teeth will be available digitally and physically, as a standard (10 tracks) and deluxe (10 tracks + 3 brand new tracks + 16 Live tracks Live at the Fillmore Detroit) editions (see details below).

"Help" burst on to the radio waves and streaming services earlier this month by debuting as #1 Most Added at Active Rock and is currently #6 with 4 million streams.  The band previously released the first their first new music at the end of 2016 with the release of "Crooked Teeth," which boasts 'old school' Papa Roach attitude, paired with an 808 bass drop into a metal breakdown. 

Written and recorded in a cramped North Hollywood studio, Crooked Teeth was produced by first timers Nicholas "RAS" Furlong and Colin Brittain, with the exception of "Born for Greatness," which saw the band collaborate with writer/producer Jason Evigan (Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Zedd, Maroon 5) for this positive, pulsating anthem.  Furlong and Brittain, who grew up listening to Papa Roach, inspired the band to revisit some of the traits that personally endeared the band to them, most notably Shaddix's remarkable rapping technique and the bands intense live energy.

"The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that [2000's] Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire," says Shaddix.  Adds Furlong, "The whole idea was to take the classic elements of Papa Roach that everyone loved and revamp them into a modern version of the sound through the creative process, and we ended up with a bold, courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach." 

The Furlong/Brittain production team worked to bring in elements of music from different genres and parts of the world, and pockets of rhythm people associate more with rap or reggae, while still staying true to Papa Roach's sound. "The people who have wanted to hear me rap for years are gonna love some of the viciousness on this record," Shaddix proclaims.

From the instantly infectious nature of the title track to the atmospheric sheen of the moody ballad "Periscope" (featuring Skylar Grey) and the acoustic/ hip-hop rock mashup of "Sunrise Trailer Park" (featuring Machine Gun Kelly adding a verse to Shaddix' rap) "Crooked Teeth" displays the various sides of Papa Roach and illustrates why they've managed to remain relevant while other musical trends ebb and flow. "We didn't go into this album with the intention of trying to write radio singles," guitarist Jerry Horton explains. "This collection of songs was really about bookending everything that we've done prior to this album and reintroducing Papa Roach to people who didn't realize the depth that we have," says drummer Tony Palermo.

In many ways making "Crooked Teeth" reminded Shaddix of the band's earliest days, well before they sold millions of albums and became a household name.  "When we were in the rehearsal space I wasn't thinking about who I needed to impress, I was thinking about how much I love making music with the guys in this band."  "It [the album] feels honest and pure and that's all we could hope for," adds bassist Tobin Esperance.
 
The band is set to hit the road throughout the year, kicking off with a tour of Canada and North America, with more shows to be announced soon!  See the current tour dates below.

 CROOKED TEETH Track Listing:
Standard Edition (Digital, CD, Vinyl)

  1. Break the Fall
  2. Crooked Teeth
  3. My Medication
  4. Born for Greatness
  5. American Dreams
  6. Periscope (Feat. Skylar Grey)
  7. Help
  8. Sunrise Trailer Park (Feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
  9. Traumatic
  10. None of the Above


Deluxe Edition (Digital + CD Only)
Disc 1

  1. Break the Fall
  2. Crooked Teeth
  3. My Medication
  4. Born for Greatness
  5. American Dreams
  6. Periscope (Feat. Skylar Grey)
  7. Help
  8. Sunrise Trailer Park (Feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
  9. Traumatic
  10. None of the Above
  11. BONUS – Richochet
  12. BONUS – Nothing
  13. BONUS – Bleeding Through

Disc 2

  1. Intro (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  2. Face Everything And Rise (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  3. Getting Away with Murder (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  4. Between Angels and Insects (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  5. Where Did The Angels Go? (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  6. Broken Home (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  7. Burn (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  8. Forever (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  9. Scars (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  10. Lifeline (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  11. Infest (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  12. Kick In The Teeth (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  13. Broken As Me (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  14. Still Swingin' (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  15. ...To Be Loved (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  16. Last Resort (Live at Fillmore Detroit)

TOUR DATES:
Apr11th              CN Centre, Prince George, Canada * with Sum 41
Apr 12th              EnCana Event Centre, Dawson Creek, Canada * with Sum 41
Apr 13th              Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Canada * with Sum 41
Apr 14th             Grey Eagle Calgary, Canada * with Sum 41
Apr 18th             Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
Apr 29th             Fort Rock, Fort Myers, FL  
Apr 30th             Welcome to Rockville, Jacksonville, FL 
May 7th              Carolina Rebellion, Charlotte, NC
May 12th            KIWR Rockfest, Council Bluffs, IA
May 14th            Northern Invasion, Somerset, WI
May 20th            Rock on the Range, Columbus, OH
May 27th            River City Rockfest, San Antonio, TX
May 28th            KEGL BFD,  Dallas, TX
June 16th           Matapaloz Festival HOCKENHEIM, Germany
June 23rd           El Paso Streetfest, El Paso, TX
Aug 11th             Douglas County Fair, Roseburg, OR
Aug 25th             Alaska State Fair, Palmer, AK

Purchase Tickets HERE

 Iron Maiden To Reissue Classic Albums.

Ironmaiden.Friday 24th March 2017
Parlophone Records will follow 2014’s reissue of the first eight IRON MAIDEN albums, which spanned the 1980s, with twelve brand new pressings of albums from the period 1990-2015 in heavyweight 180g black vinyl.

Unlike the 1980’s reissues which were cut from the original analogue master tapes, the audio on these releases has been cut from the high resolution remasters of 2015 when the Maiden catalogue was digitally upgraded. They will be packaged in identical artwork to the initial vinyl releases.

The records will be released chronologically across a three month period:

·         May 19th: Pre-order available now
Collector's Box / No Prayer For The Dying / Fear Of The Dark / The X Factor /Virtual XI
·         June 23rd: Brave New World / Rock In Rio (Live) / Dance Of Death / A Matter Of Life And Death
·         July 21st: Death On The Road (Live ) /Flight 666 (Live) / The Final Frontier/ En Vivo! (Live)

As a bonus, the first two albums (No Prayer For The Dying / Fear Of The Dark) will also be made available in an exclusive Collector’s Box sized to house all 12 albums with additional space for fans to insert the latest Maiden studio album The Book Of Souls, which was released on triple black vinyl in 2015. The Collector’s Box will be a strictly limited edition and available while stocks last.

These high quality, black vinyls comprised of eight studio albums together with a specially selected choice of four live recordings from this period, completes the IRON MAIDEN album reissues series and offers Maiden fans the opportunity to own the band’s entire studio album legacy on vinyl simultaneously for the very first time.

IRON MAIDEN’s ‘The Book Of Souls Tour’ resumes with a series of arena shows opening in Sportpalais, Antwerp, Belgium on 22nd April and continuing into Germany, UK and Ireland, finishing with two sold-out shows at London’s 02 arena on 27th & 28th May. 

The band then flies to the U.S.A  for an extensive series of arena and amphitheatre shows including dates in Canada, ending with two nights in Brooklyn, New York on 21 & 22 July. This is the final leg of ‘The Book Of Souls Tour’. Most shows are already sold out. Go to www.ironmaiden.com for availability. The full list of dates is below.

MAY
04 UK Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
06 Ireland Dublin 3Arena
08 UK Manchester Arena
10 UK Sheffield Arena
11 UK Leeds First Direct Arena
14 UK Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
16 UK Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
17 UK Aberdeen AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena
20 UK Liverpool Echo Arena
21 UK Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
24 UK Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
27 UK London 02 Arena
28 UK London 02 Arena

 Body Count Release Video For 'Black Hoodie'.

Body Count.Friday 24th March 2017
Ice-T’s BODY COUNT just launched the new track “Black Hoodie” (taken from the band’s forthcoming album “Bloodlust”) via this explosive music video directed by Treach Tribe, so click on the link below now to check it out.
“Black Hoodie” official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_0xYamFYYI&feature=youtu.be

Ice-T states: "This type of thing happens everyday and nobody marches or it never makes the news. The video speaks for itself."
“Black Hoodie” and the previously released tracks “No Lives Matter” and “The Ski Mask Way” are available as instant-grats on iTunes, Amazon etc. as well as on all major streaming platforms. Click on the link below for a selection of pre-order/streaming opportunities:
Pre-order: http://smarturl.it/BodyCountBLOODLUST
BODY COUNT’s new album “Bloodlust” will be released as Digipak CD, Gatefold LP (including the entire album on CD) and digitally on March 31st.

Vinyl-maniacs: “Bloodlust” is available in the following vinyl colours:
Black vinyl: unlimited
Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in France
Lilac: limited to 600 copies, exclusively available in Australia
Transparent-red: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at CM Distro Europe
White vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
Transparent-blue: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at EMP

Ice-T and BODY COUNT have perfected their mix of thrash, punk and bottom heavy doom across five albums, hitting a zenith with the unstoppable “Manslaughter”. They embody the monumental Southern California tradition of street born punk bands like Suicidal Tendencies combined with the aggressive aural napalm of Slayer. This is abrasive, in-your-face heavy metal at its very finest.

 Wednesday 13 Unleashes New Video From Forthcominh 'Condolences' Album.

Wednesday 13.Friday 24th March 2017
WEDNESDAY 13 has revealed a brand new video for 'What The Night Brings', the first track taken from his forthcoming album, 'Condolences' which is set to land on 2nd June via new record label home, Nuclear Blast Entertainment.  Check it out here - https://youtu.be/3RpiIZfmBb4.  

WEDNESDAY tell us "I'm really excited to unveil the new video for 'What The Night Brings', the first track from our upcoming album, 'Condolences'. It kicks off our new album and really sets the tone for the rest of it.  We worked on the video with director Matt Zane (Society One) and he really helped bring a spooky vibe.  The song reminds me of a heavy metal version of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' theme!  It was also a lot of fun filming the extra scenes too, where I get to dress up like a demon at a ritual!  I never knew that singing with fangs would be so difficult, but I made it work!!"

The track is now available at iTunes, Amazon and all good DSPs, as well as pre-orders for the 'Condolences' album.  The release is also available in an array of different digital and physical formats, including a number of limited run coloured gatefold double vinyl versions and signed formats at http://nblast.de/W13Condolences.

The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris 'Zeuss' Harris (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed) and sleeve artwork was created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia).

WEDNESDAY 13 is confirmed to headline the Dogtooth Stage at Download Festival on Saturday 10th June with his full electric set, as well as two additional shows in Dublin (Thu 8th Jun at Voodoo Lounge) and Belfast (Fri 9th June at Limelight 2).  Download tickets are available from http://downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets and Irish tickets from www.ticketmaster.ie.

 Rammstein To Release Live From Paris DVD.

Rammstein.Friday 24th March 2017
On Friday, March 24, official presale for the concert film "RAMMSTEIN: PARIS" begins ahead of its worldwide release on May 19. The film, which will be released in many configurations, sets new standards. In March 2012, during the "Made in Germany" tour, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund shot two acclaimed Rammstein concerts at the Palais Omnisports arena in Paris in front of 17,000 spectators. Featuring 22 songs from the band’s entire repertoire, the resulting film is not only the most spectacular collection of imagery about the most successful German rock band of our time, but also a masterpiece of music cinema, capturing Rammstein's energy as a unique visual and sonic experience.

Åkerlund is notorious for his radical, pioneering video clips for bands such as The Prodigy, Metallica, the Rolling Stones and also Rammstein. Absurd details, upended perspectives, shocks of contrast and sensory confusion flicker through his music productions, and in "RAMMSTEIN: PARIS", he celebrates this from the very first minute. Rammstein play 22 songs (128 mins), ranging from "Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?", the first song from the very first album, to "Frühling in Paris" from the last studio album "Liebe ist für alle da".

Artistically and dramaturgically ingeniously staged, like an overwhelming video clip, "RAMMSTEIN: PARIS" is one of the best rock concert films of all time. Absolument“

A first impression of this masterpiece can be seen HERE.

 Adrnaline Mob To Release New Album

Adrenaline Mob.Friday 24th March 2017
New York based Hard Rock veterans ADRENALINE MOB have announced their upcoming third studio album, We The People, which will be released June 2nd on Century Media.

The new record is the follow up to 2014's 'Men of Honor' and will be the first to feature new drummer Jordan Cannata, as well as new bassist David Zablidowsky (of Trans Siberian Orchestra). Earlier this month, the band announced the addition of Cannata by sharing a video of the drummer exhibiting his phenomenal talent and swagger behind the kit, which can be viewed via the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/adrenalinemob/videos/1351589528197122/

'We The People' will be available for purchase as a Special Edition CD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP+CD, and on all standard digital and streaming music platforms.

LP Bonus Tracks (featuring cover songs from 'Dearly Departed' never before released on vinyl)
•           Devil Went Down To Georgia
•           Snortin' Whiskey
•           Tie Your Mother Down

In addition to the release of 'We The People', ADRENALINE MOB will soon announce a World Tour which will commence in June; coinciding with the release of the album.

Adrenaline Mob - 'We The People' (Tracklist)
1. King Of The Ring
2. We The People
3. The Killer's Inside
4. Bleeding Hands
5. Chasing Dragons
6. Til The Head Explodes
7. What You're Made Of
8. Raise 'Em Up
9. Ignorance & Greed
10. Blind Leading The Blind
11. Violent State Of Mind
12. Lords Of Thunder
13. Rebel Yell

As the title, 'We The People', indicates there’s a political side to ADRENALINE MOB. Throughout their years as a musicians and songwriters, they hadn’t stayed silent on matters significant. Whether they were masked in metaphor or flatly conspicuous, they’ve always poured their feelings into song. It was, as Orlando puts it, a form of catharsis. So, as they were watching the presidential campaigns, feeling the negativity—the constant bickering and finger pointing—they knew ADRENALINE MOB’s next venture would be impacted. In fact, the first song Orlando began writing for 'We The People' was the politically-charged rocker ‘Blind Leading the Blind’. “The title track is very much inspired by the past election year,” confirms Allen. “It touches on our society, here in America. The album title is a reflection of our times. The songs have certain particular stories that stand on their own. Many of them are also driven by the climate we live in today & some are about having a good time, being free & loving rock n roll. All the tracks have a personality and character to them.”

 Malevolence Announce Headline UK Tour.

Malevolence.Friday 24th March 2017
Hardcore metallers MALEVOLENCE have announced details of a UK headline tour in support of their highly anticipated new album, “Self Supremacy” which is set for release on 19th May via BDHW Records.

The band says: “We are very excited to get back out on the road again and see all our friends across Europe. We can’t wait to show everyone our new material showcased in a brand new set, as well as some new exclusive merch and some other surprises which you’ll have to come along to find out what they are.

We’re also bringing out Arizona hard hitters No Zodiac and Glasgow’s very own Revulsion, as well as featuring some very special local guests on each show! Come along, hit the pit and jump on someone’s head! MLVLTD”

Supporting Malevolence on the seven-date run are No Zodiac and Revulsion. Check out the tour dates and tour poster below:

MAY / JUNE 2017
26.05 - Glasgow, G2   
27.05 - Newcastle, University Students Union  
28.05 - Manchester, Rebellion   
29.05 - Cardiff, Fuel Rock Club  
30.05 - Nottingham, The Maze  
31.05 - Birmingham, Mama Roux’s  
01.06 - London, The Dome  

02.06 - Germany Oberhausen, Kulttempel   
03.06 - Germany Dresden, Konk Klub  
04.06 - Germany Wiesbaden, Schlachthof  
05.06 - Switzerland Aarau, Kiff  
06.06 - Germany München, Backstage   
07.06 - Hungary  Budapest, Durer Kert  
08.06 - Austria Wien, Viper Room   
10.06 - Germany Leipzig, Alte Damenhandschuhfabrik     
13.06 - Germany Berlin, Cassiopeia  
14.06 - Germany Hannover, Mephisto  
15.06 - Germany Hamburg, Logo  
16.06 - Netherlands Goes, Podium 0113  
17.06 - Belgium Roeselare, De Verlichte Geest

 All Time Low Release New Video.

All Time Low.Friday 24th March 2017
Fueled By Ramen band All Time Low have announced the premiere of a brand new track and companion video. 'Last Young Renegade' debuts today at www.alltimelow.com. Frontman Alex Gaskarth commented on the clip, alluding to video's narrative he stated, "This is where the story begins."

'Last Young Renegade' marks the title track from All Time Low's eagerly anticipated label debut, LAST YOUNG RENEGADE, available now for pre-order at all DSPs, with exclusive bundles and a limited edition red vinyl LP available at www.alltimelow.com. All pre-orders receive instant-grat downloads of 'Last Young Renegade' as well as the album's electrifying first single, 'Dirty Laundry.' LAST YOUNG RENEGADE arrives everywhere on Friday, June 2nd. LAST YOUNG RENEGADE follows All Time Low's 2015 chart-topping studio album, FUTURE HEARTS, and sees the band moving forward and exploring new sonic territory. Written during stays in the mountains of Big Bear Valley and the desert of Palm Springs, California, LAST YOUNG RENEGADE is a journey of critical self-reflection and catharsis unlike any previous body of work from All Time Low.  Expansive and nostalgic, LAST YOUNG RENEGADE finds All Time Low sublimely crafting a sound that pushes the envelope with songs like, 'Last Young Renegade,' 'Life Of The Party,' 'Good Times,' and 'Ground Control' (Featuring Tegan and Sara).

All Time Low is currently in the midst of marathon international headline tour that will see them circumnavigating the planet through mid-May. The European leg includes multiple stops across the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. From there All Time Low will head out for a much-anticipated string of shows in Japan, Australia and New Zealand. For updates and ticket information, please visit alltimelow.com/tour.

Remaining UK dates:
MARCH
24  – SHEFFIELD O2 Academy Sheffield
25 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle
27 – EDINBURGH Corn Exchange
28 – GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
30  – NORWICH Nick Rayns LCR
31  – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

 Blackwaters Return With New Single.

Blackwater.Friday 24th March 2017
“Britain’s in a slump and the kids are numb, they feel like they’ve got nowhere to go,” says James Watkins, one fourth of hotly-tipped indie-punk genre-smashers BLACKWATERS. “We’re slaves to our screens, we’re victims - that’s why kids are into dumb drugs and dumb sh*t, and they’ve got no way to express it. F*ck Yeah is a reaction to that.” 
Following on from strong support from Radio 1, Radio X and more, Guildford’s guitar-smashing answer to 2017 have released a ruthlessly catchy, fist-in-the-air party-tune produced by The LIbertines’ Carl Barat and sometime Prodigy co-writer Ollie Burden, and it’s got a serious message about the youth of today. With a slew of live dates as well as a strong run of summer festivals (with more to be announced), now’s the time to see them bring the house down with their infectious brand of snot-nosed fury.

Listen now: https://soundcloud.com/blackwatersuk/fuck-yeah/s-1v97q
Promo video (please share!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm1Mj8Vo30Q&feature=youtu.be



BLACKWATERS 2017 TOUR DATES
April 1st - Jimmy’s, Manchester
April 12th (supporting THE AMAZONS) - Dingwalls, London
April 15th - The Victoria, Dalston
April 21st - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
April 29th - Live At Leeds, Leeds
May 20th - The Great Escape, Brighton
May 25th - Think Tank, Newcastle
May 26th - King Tuts, Glasgow
May 30th - Thekla, Bristol
June 1st - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
June 2nd - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
June 3rd - Camden Rocks
June 9th - Camberley International Festival, Camberley
June 10th - DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, Derby

 Northlane Release New Album 'Mesmer'.

Northlane.Friday 24th March 2017
Northlane have released their surprise new album Mesmer today. The album dropped worldwide at 9pm GMT with no prior announcement and is available in all physical and digital formats.

Mesmer, Northlane's beautiful fourth album, is a triumph – the band's most organic yet precise album yet. it covers familiar topics but renders them in a new way, at once paying heed to the band's heaviest roots and looking forward to an unwritten future. Recorded throughout September 2016 in New Jersey with acclaimed producer David Bendeth (Bring Me The HorizonParamoreA Day To Remember), this is Northlane's defining statement. And presented directly to their fans in such an unorthodox and exciting manner, Mesmer will echo worldwide through 2017 and long beyond.
Northlane have released the following statement explaining why they released Mesmer unannounced.

"Through determination, hard work, sacrifice and a bit of luck, we are able to travel the world taking our music to fans both old and new. We're able to spend time crafting the music we want to hear with the benefit of not having to leave the studio early to go and work a job. To an artist these are real luxuries. We appreciate them more than anything and we're in the position of being able to do this because of you - our incredible fans who continue to support us. You free us to be the artists we want to be.

This is our way of rewarding our fans for everything they've given us. What our music means to you is what it means to us. Art is an experience, and to us it reserves no room for competition, and the only accolade that matters to us is the place this holds in your heart.

Releasing Mesmer in this way has been right for us at this moment in time. We have grown immeasurably as people and as a band through the toughest recording process we've ever endured. We've been tested every step of the way and have come out the other side with something we are truly proud of. We didn't want to keep it from you a moment longer than we had to. We felt we owed it to this album to try and think creatively about every aspect of the way people would experience Mesmer, like a gift from us to you that is being unboxed. We wanted to make everyone's discovery of this moment special." Click here to read the full statement from the band.

Mesmer follows on from their critically and commercially successful album Node (2015), which raced straight to the top of the ARIA Chart, debuting at #1 and landing them the ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album. Node scored the coveted feature album on triple j, a guest host spot on iconic ABC television program Rage and two Blunt Magazine covers in six months. Alternative Press nominated Northlane for the 'Best New Band' award at the 2015 APMAs and they earned a third Metal Hammer Golden Gods nomination for 'Best Breakthrough Artist' in 2016, shaping Northlane into one of the most successful Australian heavy music exports today.  

The rest of 2017 will see Northlane take Mesmer to all corners of the globe, starting with a tour of South East Asia and an appearance on Hammersonic (Indonesia). After that Northlane will return to Australia for a headline tour that wraps up with the band playing The Big Pineapple Festival as one of the main acts alongside Birds of Tokyo, The Veronicas and Peking Duck.

Northlane will hit international festival stages throughout the rest of 2017 with appearances on the main stage at Download Festival (UK) and Hellfest (France). The band will also appear at Vainstream Rockfest (Germany), Jera On Air (Netherlands), Graspop (Belgium), Dissonance Festival (Italy), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Resurrection (Spain) and many more.

Mesmer is available now via UNFD, iTunes and all streaming services. Fans can also purchase Mesmer as well as exclusive merch at Northlane pop-up shops + signing events in Melbourne (24Hundred) and Sydney (Utopia Records) this weekend. The stores will stocked extremely limited edition vinyl and merchandise exclusive to each city. For more information about the events, click here.
South East Asian Tour
Friday 5th May - YG Republique, Thailand
Saturday 6th May - The Pavilion, Singapore
Sunday 7th May - Hammersonic, Indonesia

Australian Tour
Wednesday 10th May - Enigma Bar, Adelaide SA
Thursday 11th May - Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Friday 12th May - The Wool Exchange, Geelong VIC
Saturday 13th May - Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights VIC  
Wednesday 17th May - Academy, Canberra ACT
Thursday 18th May - Home Tavern, Wagga Wagga NSW
Friday 19th May - Uni Bar, Wollongong NSW
Saturday 20th May - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Wednesday 24th May - Coffs Hotel, Coffs Harbour NSW
Thursday 25th May - Miami Tavern, Miami QLD
Friday 26th May - Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD*
The Big Pineapple Music Festival 
Saturday 27th May - Big Pineapple Complex, Woombye, QLD

European Festivals and Side Shows
Friday 9th June - Download Festival, UK
Sunday 11th June - Download Festival, France
Monday 12th June - La Chabada, France
Wednesday 14th June - Haezor Club, Israel
Friday 16th June - Graspop, Belgium
Sunday 18th June - Hellfest, France
Monday 19th June - Pont Rouge, Switzerland
Tuesday 20th June - Colos Saal, Germany
Wednesday 21st June - Tower, Germany
Friday 23rd June - Jera On Air, Netherlands
Saturday 24th June - With Full Force, Germany
Sunday 25th June - Randal Club, Slovakia
Monday 26th June - Zaklete Rewiry, Poland
Tuesday 27th June - U Bazyla, Poland
Thursday 29th June - Garage, Germany
Friday 30th June - Kellerklub, Germany
Saturday 1st July - Vainstream Rockfest, Germany
Sunday 2nd July - Dissonance Festival, Italy
Monday 3rd July - Conrad Sohm, Austria
Tuesday 4th July - Airport Germany
Wednesday 5th July - Rock For People, Czech Republic
Friday 7th July - Resurrection, Spain

Canadian Tour Dates
Wednesday 12th July - Le Cercle, Quebec City GQ
Thursday 13th July - La Tulipe, Montreal GQ
Friday 14th July - Brass Monkey, Ottawa ON
Saturday 15th July - Opera House, Toronto ON
Sunday 16th July - Warehouse, St Catharines ON
Tuesday 18th July - Rumrummers, London ON
Wednesday 19th July - Maxwells, Waterloo ON
Saturday 22nd July - The Park Theatre, Winnipeg MB
Tuesday 25th July - The Exchange, Regina SK
Thursday 27th July - Union Hall, Edmonton AB
Friday 28th July - Marquee, Calgary AB
Saturday 29th July - Vogue, Vancouver BC 

Tickets on sale now
For complete tour and ticketing information, visit:
northlaneband.com

 Def Leppard Announce Record Store Day Release.

Def Leppard.Friday 24th March 2017
UMC/Mercury are pleased to announce the release of "The Def Leppard EP" in conjunction with Record Store Day 2017. This release marks the start of a series of catalogue releases over the next few years for Def Leppard.

22nd April 2017 will see the band release their original first EP with replica art and picture cover. This is a 12" version of the EP playing at 45rpm – a one off special for Record Store day and the first time it will be available in that format. The release is fully supported by the band. Track listing is as follows:

1 Ride Into The Sun (2:57)
2 Getcha Rocks Off (3:44)
3 The Overture (7:56)

The EP was originally recorded in November 1978 at Fairview studios in Hull and self-produced by the band. Released in January 1979 through the bands own Bludgeon Riffola label, this was the EP that launched one of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time.

Def Leppard continues to release new music, most recently with their self titled studio album that was released to widespread critical acclaim in late 2015. The band also recently hit #1 with their live concert DVD, "And There Will BE A Next Time...Live From Detroit," released in February 2017.

With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the USA, Def Leppard - Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group's spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. Most recently, the band won the fan voted Classic Rock Magazine Album of the Year award.

For further information on Record Store day - www.recordstoreday.co.uk

 The Quireboys Go Unplugged.

The Quireboys.Friday 24th March 2017
Reborn rock and roll reprobates The Quireboys will be plugging in and partying hard after revealing plans to roll out the critically acclaimed Twisted Love tour beyond 2016.

To see The Quireboys new video / single, click here

https://youtu.be/hj8d4gvDgPs

A 10-date run of UK acoustic shows this December brings down the curtain on another landmark year for the supercharged six-piece.

But there's no rest for the wicked where Spike and co. are concerned and the boys are back in town from March.

Lauded as their loudest and proudest album for 25 years, Twisted Love screams heartache, passion, tears and tension. And it's time for the record's most powerful themes to be unleashed.

"We made this record with a full-on rock and roll show in mind," said guitarist Guy Griffin. "The songs are some of the strongest we've ever written and that comes across best when all six of us are on stage and the volume is turned up."

Not since the band's early 90s heyday have The Quireboys sounded so compelling and so relevant. The bittersweet title track, bullish Breaking Rocks and terrific Ghost Train reveal a band going back to the future and back to what they always did best.

And if The Quireboys have proved themselves masters of an intimate and intriguing unplugged experience, then rocking out remains their traditional calling card.

"We played a handful of fully plugged shows in the UK earlier this year and the response to the new songs was tremendous," added Griffin. "Those gigs gave us the confidence to dig deep into Twisted Love on the next tour and we can't wait."

Twisted Love is The Quireboys' 10th studio album and the sound of a band enjoying a creative rebirth and a rich vein of songwriting form. More than 30 years after bursting onto the UK's rock and roll scene their incendiary live shows continue to set the standard for the next generation of homegrown heroes.

The Quireboys are: Spike (vocals) - Guy Griffin (guitar) - Paul Guerin (guitar) - Keith Weir (keyboards) - Nick Mailing (bass) - Dave McCluskey (drums)

2017 Fully Plugged Tour Dates
April
Fri 7th Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena (Ireland)
Sun 8th Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena (Ireland)
Thu 13th Fibbers, York (UK)
Fri 14th Picturedome, Holmfirth (UK)
Sat 15th Diamond Live, Doncaster (UK)
Thu 20th Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (UK)
Fri 21st Classic Grand, Glasgow (UK)
Sat 22nd Riverside, Newcastle (UK)
Sun 23rd Academy, Islington (UK)
Thu 27th Thekla, Bristol (UK)
Fri 28th The Asylum, Birmingham (UK)
Sun 30th Yardbirds, Grimsby (UK)

 Chris T-T Marks 20 Years Of Making Music.

Christt.Friday 24th March 2017
May 2017 marks Chris T-T's 20th anniversary making music. The same week in 1997 that Tony Blair came to power, Chris moved to London and before the end of May he'd played his first solo gigs (Chris that is, not Tony) and self-released his debut 7" single. 

Shortly after, Chris home recorded and self-released his debut album Beatverse (years before this became commonplace) on a MiniDisc four-track with no computer. Beatverse was barely distributed but won Chris label interest and Radio 1 plays from Steve Lamacq, who championed the song 'Shit From All Angles' on the Evening Session. By Christmas, Chris was guesting live on the show.

Over two decades since then, Chris T-T has always walked his own path, with visionary psych pop, startling humour and unflinching, sometimes discomforting radicalism. He's released 10 solo albums to consistent praise and played over 2,300 shows worldwide. Ten years ago he joined the Xtra Mile Recordings family, signing in 2007 on the suggestion of fast-rising young singer and fan Frank Turner. He has released four albums with Xtra Mile; Capital (2008), Love Is Not Rescue (2010), The Bear (2013) and last year's 9 Green Songs.

So this May, let's celebrate Chris T-T's 20 years of loyal dissent with a first ever career retrospective: the imaginatively titled double CD Best Of. For the first time Chris will also compile his song lyrics into a book, published to coincide. DISC #1 focuses on Chris's most loved songs from over the years and DISC #2 is a rarities collection of Chris's favourite studio recordings that haven't been released on CD before.

Charlie Caplowe, MD of Xtra Mile Recordings says this about Chris T-T and the Best Of release:
"From the very start it's been an absolute pleasure to work with Chris both in a business and social sense.  We're really proud to have been along for the ride for at least half of his amazing 20 year career. Here's to another 20!"

Chris is also doing a short run of 'Best Of' concerts in the UK as well as playing his first appearance at the illustrious Cambridge Folk Festival. Full dates announced so far are:

Chris T-T 20th Anniversary 'Best Of' Concerts

APRIL
Sat 15 CARDIFF Wales Goes Pop! Festival
Fri 28 TROWBRIDGE Town Hall Arts
Sat 29 WARWICK Wild Boar
Sun 30 BARNSLEY May Day Festival Of Solidarity

MAY
Fri 5 LEEDS All Hallows Church
Sat 6 MANCHESTER Anthony Burgess Centre – The Engine Room
Fri 12 ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree
Fri 19 CAMBRIDGE Unitarian Church
Sat 20 BRISTOL Café Kino
Tue 23 BRIGHTON Komedia

Chris T-T – Best Of TRACKLISTING
DISC #1                                                  
01  Dreaming Of Injured Popstars              
02  Ownership                                            
03  The English Earth                              
04  Shit From All Angles                         
05  You Can Be Flirty                              
06  Drink Beer                                    
07  Sellotape (Dawson's Creek)          
08  Eminem Is Gay                               
09  7 Hearts                                        
10  Giraffes #1                                   
11  The Huntsman Comes A-Marchin'  
12  Preaching To The Converted          
13  (We Are) The King Of England      
14  A Box To Hide In                       
15  Market Square                                      
16  Elephant In The Room                           
17  The Bear                                  
18  Gulls                                            
19  Love Me, I'm A Liberal (band version)                    

 DISC #2
 01 The Idris Lung (1997 version)
 02 Cutler (7" version)
 03 A Hole Full Of Submarines (band version)
 04 Tendon ´3
 05 What If My Heart Never Heals? (Fierce Panda 7" version)
 06 Tomorrow Morning (R*E*P*E*A*T 7" version)
 07 N253 (band version)
 08 Decksweep
 09 The Headcold Bit Of The Winter
 10 100,000 Turkeys
 11 Bored Of The War
 12 You Can't Stop The Machine
 13 Back In The U.S.S.R.
 14 In The Dressing Room
 15 A-Z (Xtra Mile High Club piano version)
 16 Nintendo (piano version)
 17 Words Fail Me (acoustic version)
 18 The Outer Darkness Theme (with Gill Sandell)
 19 Dancing On My Own
 20 31 Pills (band version)

Still busy as ever, in the past year Chris has released grief-stricken ecology record 9 Green Songs (sequel to 2005's 9 Red Songs), been sole musician (piano accompanist) on the Jim Bob (Carter USM) album Jim Bob Sings Again, completed a set of narrative folk ballads as Creative Fellow at the National Trust Workhouse, Southwell, and played more guest piano on fellow Xtra Mile artist Non Canon's debut. Meanwhile his weekly late night folk music show Midnight Campfire on Sussex radio station Juice 107.2 has a growing loyal following.
Order links:
XMR - http://smarturl.it/bestoft-t-xmr
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/TheBestOfChrisT-T

 Baretooth Announced For Vans Warped Tour 2017.

Beartooth.Friday 24th March 2017
Beartooth is excited to announce the release of the Deluxe Edition of Aggressive, complete with six bonus tracks as well as documentary footage and a full 14-song-set from their recent hometown show in Columbus, OH. Bonus tracks include acoustic versions of 'Sick of Me' and 'Hated,' which is currently Top 5 at Active Rock Radio in the US. Aggressive debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Rock Chart upon release.

The deluxe CD/DVD will be available for purchase on May 26th  (and will be available digitally, both as a bundle as well as a stand-alone documentary, Beartooth: Live in Columbus, on all digital retailers and streaming services) and in the meantime fans can pre-order here.

Beartooth are currently on tour with Bring Me The Horizon and Underoath on The American Nightmare Tour, which keeps them on the road in the States until April 8th. After a short break, they will head to the UK for Slam Dunk Festival and then to Australia. This Summer, Beartooth are excited to share that they will be on the road for The Vans Warped Tour Presented by Journeys. A full list of dates can be found below.

BEARTOOTH ON TOUR
3/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Liacouras Center**
3/24 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle**
3/27 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant**
3/28 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre**
3/29 Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center**
4/1 Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater**
4/3 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre**
4/6 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall**
4/7 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre**
4/8 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint**
4/28 Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
4/29 Fort Myers, FL @ JetBlue Park
4/30 Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park
5/07 Concord, NC @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
5/19 Columbus, OH @ Mapfre Stadium
5/27 Birmingham, UK @ The NEC - SLAM DUNK
5/28 Leeds, UK @ City Centre - SLAM DUNK
5/29 Hertfordshire, UK @ The Forum - SLAM DUNK
5/30 Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Dynamo
5/31 Hannover, Germany @ Musikzentrum
6/01 Savigny Le Temple, France @ Empreinte
6/02 Nurburg, Germany @ Rock Am Ring
6/03 Nurburg, Germany @ Rock Am Ring
6/17 Adelaide, Australia @ Thebarton Theatre
6/18 Melbourne, Australia @ Festival Hall
6/22 Moore Park, Australia @ Hordern Pavilion
6/24 Brisbane, Australia @ Riverstage
6/28 New Orleans, LA @Port Of New Orleans ^
6/29 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre @Lakewood ^
6/30 Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field ^
7/01 St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park ^
7/02 West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre^
7/04 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion ^
7/06 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion ^
7/07 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion ^
7/08 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon @ Jones Beach Amphitheatre ^
7/09 Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre ^
7/10 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain ^
7/11 Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre ^
7/12 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center ^
7/13 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC ^
7/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion ^
7/15 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center ^
7/16 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion ^
7/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center ^
7/19 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center ^
7/20 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center ^
7/21 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills ^
7/22 Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ^
7/23 Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park ^
7/24 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre ^
7/26 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino ^
7/27 Bonners Spring, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre^
7/28 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion^
7/29 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center ^
7/30 Houston, TX @ University of Houston Lot ^
8/01 Las Cruces, NM @ New Mexico State University ^
8/04 San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre ^
8/05 San Diego, CA @ Qualcom/San Diego Sports Arena ^

** The American Nightmare Tour w/ Bring Me The Horizon & Underoath
^ Warped Tour

 Feeder Announced As Camden Rocks Headliner.

Camden Rocks.Friday 24th March 2017
Camden Rocks Festival are thrilled to announce FEEDER as the headliners of this year's festival, alongside another 30 bands today confirmed to join the line-up on June 3rd across 25 venues through Camden Town.

With a career including 25 Top 40 hits, over five million record sales, including three Platinum and two Gold albums, FEEDER returned from hiatus last year in tremendous style. Celebrating their highest chart position since 2008 with 9th record 'All Bright Electric', the album marks their 7th top 10 charting release, with critics hailing it as the band's very best.

Speaking ahead of their performance, FEEDER frontman Grant Nicholas says:

"It's great to be playing Koko again as part of Camden Rocks Festival in my old haunt. I lived in Camden for over ten years and it's where Feeder got started and played regularly back in the early and mid-nineties. I remember writing many songs like 'High' and 'Just a Day' in my old flat on Camden Road, and some fun nights at Feet First, the Electric Ballroom and the Underworld. It's been almost 21 years since the release of Polythene, our first album, but Camden still holds a special place for us."

Out now via Cooking Vinyl, high praise for 'All Bright Electric' came from:

'Classic, heavy, ambitious Feeder' THE INDEPENDENT

'Feeder cement their status as one of the finest rock bands of their generation' DROWNED IN SOUND

'Returning from scintillating form, Feeder deliver like never before' CLASSIC ROCK

'Feeder have delivered their most prolific work since Yesterday Went Too Soon' METRO

'Feeder rediscover their appetite, their attitude, and their bite' KERRANG

2017 sees the Camden Rocks Festival line-up growing bigger than ever, with the likes of The Coral, The Damned, Milburn, The Rifles, Reverend and The Makers, Carl Barat & The Jackals and many more topping the 250-band-strong bill, with further acts still to be announced. Alongside FEEDER, further line-up additions announced today are noted below in bold:

Turbowolf, The Virginmarys, Desert Mountain Tribe, The Dirty Youth, Reigning Days, Bad Nerves, GOAN DOGS, Reverted, Lock, WIDE EYED BOY, BLANK PARODY, We came from wolves, Tiny Giant, False Heads, VALERAS, Curse of Lono, DAMN DICE, Sleepfire, Panic Island, Matty James, Cassidy, Couples, LILITH AND THE KNIGHT, The RPM's, Via Dolorosa, Glam Skanks, They, Uncultured, The Luka State, Two Year Break & Nash.

The current line-up for Camden Rocks Festival 2017 is as follows:

Feeder, The Coral, The Damned, Milburn, The Rifles, Reverend and The Makers, Carl Barat & The Jackals, Orange Goblin, The Professionals, THE RUTS DC, The King Blues, anti nowhere league, Andy Cairns (Therapy?), Turbowolf, The Virginmarys, The Urban Voodoo Machine, The Membranes, Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction, Hey!Hello!, The Rainband, Stone Broken, Big Boy Bloater and the LiMiTs, MOSES, Desert Mountain Tribe, Habitats, Screaming Eagles, Imperial Leisure, The Main Grains, Love Zombies, Napoleon, Slydigs, Max Raptor, The Blinders, Losers, Cortes, Colour Of Noise, Reigning Days, MassMatiks, The Dirty Youth, Hands Off Gretel, AARON BUCHANAN and THE CULT CLASSICS, Courage My Love, BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE, Asylums, Jasmine Rodgers, Straight Lines, Yonaka, When We Were Wolves, BRAWLERS, Exist Immortal, Desert Storm, SKARLETT RIOT, Flight Brigade, REWS, Duncan Reid and the Big Heads, Empire, WIDE EYED BOY, BLANK PARODY, Massive Waggons, Gold Key, The Anita Chellamah Band, Dirty Thrills, Inklings, Fizzy Blood, Broken Witt Rebels, Louise Distras, Millie Manders & The ShutUp, Bad Nerves, GOAN DOGS, Forte, Stereo Juggernaut, Heel, The Kut, The Franklys, Halflives, Weirds, Lock, Frauds, Holding Absence, LAST GREAT DREAMERS, THECITYISOURS, Bare Knuckle Parade, Reverted, Lupus-Dei, Liines, We came from wolves, Tigress, Daxx & Roxane, Rival Karma, The SoapGirls, SINGLE BY SUNDAY, Oxygen Thief, CUTE CUTE DEΔTH, Blackwaters, Tiny Giant, False Heads, VALERAS, Curse of Lono, DAMN DICE, Sleepfire, The Luka State, John, Divides, Desert planes, Lucie Barat, Happy Accidents, Brandy Row, Role Models, Willow Robinson, Only Sun, Toffees, Tim Muddiman & The Strange, Chinese missy, HVMM, BLACK SIXTEEN, Yungblud, Kidbrother, Veridian, IAMWARFACE, The RPM's, BEXATRON, Harker Moon, Mama Moonshine, The Muffin Heads, GØSPEL, Cavalcade, Will O'Donnell, Matty James Cassidy, Two Year Break, Couples, LILITH AND THE KNIGHT, Panic Island, Secret Cameras, Via Dolorosa, Glam Skanks, They Uncultured and Nash.

Camden Rocks Festival 2017 venues include:

Koko, Electric Ballroom, Underworld, Dingwalls, Proud, Camden Assembly, Black Heart, Monarch, The Forge, The Crowndale, Dublin Castle, Dingwalls Canal side, Bloc bar – upstairs, Bloc bar, Hawley Arms, Good Mixer, Brew-Dog, Be At One, Devonshire Arms, Belushis, Winnicott, The Fiddlers Elbow, The Lyttelton Arms, The Pack & Carriage, Camden Market Amphitheatre.

All tickets to the fifth year event in 2016 sold out and 2017 looks set to be no different. £39.50 tickets are now available from the link below subject to booking / transaction fees.

www.camdenrocksfestival.com/tickets

 Satricon Announce European Tour.

Satryicon.Friday 24th March 2017
SATYRICON have announced a European tour for September/October to coincide with the release of their highly anticipated upcoming studio album.  The revered and ground-breaking extremists are hard at work on the new opus, with a release pencilled for Friday 22nd September.

SATYRICON have always excelled live, their powerful, evocative performances, spearheaded by charismatic frontman and visionary, Satyr, are shows that stick in the memory.  Their gigs are increasingly becoming special events, as the frequency is dialled back to accommodate the Oslo band's 'modus operandi'.

Speaking about the band's new album and return to the live fray, Satyr comments: "The vast majority of our shows have been sold out in recent years and it makes me very thankful and proud.  Our fans know that we are done a long time ago with relentless touring, so that makes every opportunity special to us now.  I know our new album is one that our fans will love and we know how much people appreciate Satyricon as a live band.  We are going to make every show unforgettable".

Sun 24th Sep - HAMBURG - Grunspan (Germany) - http://www.eventim.de/
Mon 25th Sep - ESSEN - Turock (Germany) - http://www.eventim.de/
Tue 26th Sep - TILBURG - 013 (Netherlands) - http://www.ticketmaster.nl/
Wed 27th Sep - VOSSELAAR - Biebob (Belgium) - https://www.biebob.be/events/satyricon/
Fri 29th Sep - LONDON - Heaven (UK) - http://www.seetickets.com/event/satyricon/heaven/1080854
Sat 30th Sep - PARIS - La Maroquinerie (France) - http://www.digitick.com/en/
Sun 1st Oct - NANTES - MJC De Reze (France) - http://www.digitick.com/en/
Mon 2nd Oct - TOULOUSE-  Le Metronum (France) - http://www.digitick.com/en/
Wed 4th Oct - MADRID - Sala But (Spain) - http://www.madnesslive.es/comprar-entradas/
Thu 5th Oct - BARCELONA - Razzamatazz (Spain) - http://www.madnesslive.es/comprar-entradas/
Fri 6th Oct - MONTPELLIER - Rockstore (France) - http://www.digitick.com/en/
Sat 7th Oct - BOLOGNA - Zona Roveri (Italy) - http://www.ticketone.it/
Mon 9th Oct - ZURICH - Dynamo (Switzerland) - http://www.ticketcorner.ch
Tue 10th Oct - MUNICH - Backstage Halle (Germany) - http://www.eventim.de/
Wed 11th Oct - VIENNA - Szene (Austria) - http://www.oeticket.com
Thu 12th Oct - PRAGUE - Akropolis (Czech Republic) - http://obscure.cz/en/events/
Sat 14th Oct - KRAKOW - Kwadrat (Poland) - http://knockoutprod.net/sklep
Sun 15th Oct - WARSAW - Progresja (Poland) - http://knockoutprod.net/sklep
Mon 16th Oct - BERLIN - SO36 (Germany) - http://www.eventim.de/
Tue 17th Oct - COPENHAGEN - Pumpehuset (Denmark) - http://www.billetlugen.dk/
Thu 19th Oct - AARHUS - Train (Denmark) - http://www.ticketmaster.dk/  
Fri 20th Oct - GOTHENBURG - Pustervik (Sweden) - http://www.ticketmaster.se/
Sat 21st Oct - STOCKHOLM - Klubben (Sweden) - http://www.ticketmaster.se/

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 22nd March at 10am CET at the local ticketing links detailed above.

The band recently launched their new merch range.  Check out some classics and all the new additions to the line over at http://www.lo-fi-merchandise.com/satyricon/81411,l-en.html.

 Slaughter To Prevail To Release Debut Album.

Slaughter To PrevailFriday 24th March 2017
Heavy Metal band SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL are set to release their debut full-length album titled Misery Sermon on May 5 through Sumerian Records. The album is currently available to fans for pre-order at http://sumerianmerch.com and comes in multiple bundles including limited edition vinyl available in “Kill Room Clear” and “Burial Brown” with only 250 pressed for each color! While vinyl ships out in June, fans will receive a digital download of the album on street date (May 5) via email.

SLAUGHTER TO PREVAILhailing fromtheUnited Kingdom and Russia, was started in July of 2014 and quickly made themselves well known in the music scene. With only having released 2 songs, the band did a full tour across Europe and Russia supporting the mighty Ingested, playing for hundreds of people a night. SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL’s brutal mix of extreme metal, deathcore, intense vocals, and violently heavy breakdowns showed they were a force to be reckoned with from the start. 

Making quick time, the band caught the attention of Sumerian Records. After re-releasing their acclaimed EP Chapters of Misery and touring across the United States on the Summer Slaughter Tour 2016, SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL headed straight in to the studio to start work on their first full-length album. After months of writing furiously, Misery Sermon was born. 
The first single from the forthcoming album, "King", is just a small taste of what listeners have in store. Ready to make their second trip across the States with labelmates Oceano this spring, it’s clear this is just the beginning for SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL.

Check out "King" here: https://youtu.be/KklCvuKZorI

Guitarist Jack Simmons comments on the band’s new album: "I am really ecstatic to finally release Misery Sermon, after we put so much hard work into it we know that it has surpassed our previous work & defines the sound we were hoping to achieve with it."

Be sure to catch SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL live on The REVELATION Tour that kicks off on April 5 in Valparaiso, IN and wraps up on May 20 in Indianapolis, IN. Joining Oceano and SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL on The REVELATION Tour is Aversions Crown, Spite, and No Zodiac.

04.05 - Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
04.06 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
04.07 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
04.08 - Kansas City, KS @ Aftershock
04.09 - Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
04.12 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
04.13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock
04.14 - Spokane, WA @ The Pin
04.15 - Tacoma, WA @ Real Art
04.16 - Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
04.18 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
04.19 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Atrium at Catalyst
04.20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey
04.21 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
04.22 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
04.23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
04.25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
04.26 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
04.27 - Dallas, TX @ Dirty 30
04.28 - Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
04.29 - San Antonio, TX @ Jack's Patio Bar
04.30 - Houston, TX @ Walter's
05.02 - Margate, FL @ O'Malley's
05.03 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
05.04 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *Hell
05.05 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
05.06 - Clarksville, TN @ Warehouse
05.07 - Louisville, KY @ Trixie's Entertainment Complex
05.09 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
05.10 - Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
05.11 - New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
05.12 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Hall
05.13 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
05.14 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
05.16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
05.17 - Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at Crofoot
05.18 - Berwyn, IL @ The Wire
05.19 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
05.20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater

 Lacuna Coil Release New Music Video.

LAcuna Coil.Friday 24th March 2017
After returning from a triumphant run throughout South America and right before embarking on some shows with their labelmates Arch Enemy and The Haunted LACUNA COIL are releasing a video clip for one of their crowd favourites, “Blood, Tears, Dust”. The video was directed and edited by Cosimo Alemà and produced by the production company Borotalco.

Cristina Scabbia (vocals) about the video: “Right now I can't tell you, everything about ‘Blood, Tears, Dust’, as this video is part of something bigger... This is the core of who we are as a band: the sweat, the dirt, the raw energy. It's our insanity and all of us feeling comfortable with it. I love how by Cosimo Alemà filmed this, the photography, the colors and the hints in the story are perfectly placed and it is the first time we are really ‘acting’. This video is only a part of a much bigger plan... stay tuned. Hope you enjoy this video as much as I do!"

Click here to watch the “Blood, Tears, Dust”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9sVUqOhcPU

LACUNA COIL live
with Arch Enemy, The Haunted
04.04.17 (DE) Langen (Hessen) - Neue Stadthalle
05.04.17 (DE) Munich - Backstage Werk
06.04.17 (DE) Saarbrücken - Garage
07.04.17 (BE) Durbuy - Durbuy Rock Festival
09.04.17 (DE) Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik

08.04.17 (F) Epinal - La Souris Verte
01.05.17 (PL) Wroclaw - Thanks Jimi Festival
06.05.17 (AT) Trofaiach - Feel the Noise Festival
19.05.17 (CH) Solothurn - Kofmel
20.05.17 (CH) Monthey - Irreversible Festival
22.05.17 (IS) Tel Aviv - Bascula
24.05.17 (FI) Tampere - Yo Talo
26.05.17 (RUS) St. Petersburg - Aurora Club
27.05.17 (RUS) Moscow - Volta Club
01.07.17 (IT) Cagliari - Arena Sant'Elia (+ CJ Ramone)
08.07.17 (IT) Sabbioneta (MN) - Sabbio Summer Fest
01.08.17 (IT) Treviso - Suoni di Marca Festival
06.08.17 (IT) Manduria (TA) - South's Cheyenne International Bike Show & Rock Metal Festival
05.-08.07.17 (DE) Ballenstedt - Rock Harz Festival
13.-16.07.17 (CZ) Vizovice  Masters OF Rock
22.07.17 (DE) Esslingen - Riverside Festival
03.-05.08.17 (DE) Wacken - Wacken Open Air

 Ramblin Man Fair Adds More Bands For 2017 Festival.

Ramblin Man Fair.Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful second year in 2016, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2017!
Ramblin' Man Fair is the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances. The event is a unique experience fast becoming a staple of the UK festival calendar.

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

Ramblin' Man Fair for the first time adds a third day, The festival will now be open from 4pm on Friday 28th July with the first wave of bands announced below!

The festival will be split into four stages over three days. Stages announced so far include Planet Rock Mainstage, Prog In the Park Stage, Outlaw Country Stage and Blues Stage. New for 2017 is a Guest stage unique to next year's event more details of which will emerge in a later release. Announced acts to date are:
 
Friday 28th July
Planet Rock Main Stage
Saxon (Main Stage Headliner)
Y&T
Last in Line
Graham Bonnet Band

Saturday 29th / Sunday 30th July

Planet Rock Main Stage
ZZ Top (Main Stage Headliner / UK Festival exclusive)
Extreme (Main Stage Headliner / UK Festival exclusive)
Black Star Riders (Special Guests)
U.F.O (Special Guests / UK Festival exclusive)
Dokken (UK Exclusive)
Supersonic Blues Machine (First Ever UK Show)
Glenn Hughes
Blues Pills
Monster Truck
Danny Worsnop
Toseland
British Lion
Jared James Nichols
Stone Broken

Prog in the Park Stage
Kansas (Prog in the Park Stage Headliner)
Magnum
Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash
Focus
I Am The Morning
The Gift


Blues Stage
Joanne Shaw Taylor (Blues Stage Headliner)
The Quireboys (Blues set)
Tyler Bryant
Aaron Keylock
Big Boy Bloater

Outlaw Country Stage
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band (Headliner)
Dan Baird & Homemade Sin
Steve "N" Seagulls
Ghoultown
Whiskey Dick
Jessica Lynn
Caitlin Koch

Grooverider Stage
Rival Sons (Headliner)
Vintage Caravan
The Kyle Gass Band
The Picture Books
Scorpion Child
Lionize
Dirty Thrills

 Blondie Releases New Single 'Long Time'.

Blondie.Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Blondie continue to claim 2017 as their own with the release of their new single 'Long Time' - taken from their 11th studio album Pollinator - out May 5th.

'Long Time' is the third offering from this remarkable new album, once again perfectly demonstrating the record's blend of Blondie's pioneering past with new influences from modern music's great innovators.  

The track also reignites a winning formula of Debbie Harry and collaborator Dev Hynes (AKA Blood Orange). In 2016, Debbie sang on 'Rapture'-inspired 'E.V.P.' on Hynes's third album, Freetown Sound. Now Hynes is returning the favour by collaborating with the band on 'Long Time', a song that pays tribute to Blondie's 20th Century trailblazing while sounding thrillingly at home in a 21st Century pop landscape.

From the first note, the track channels a deliberate echo of their 1979 anthem 'Heart of Glass', before lifting off with a swirling mix of Clem Burke's intense drumming, glorious 80s synth, Chris Stein's funky guitar riffs and thumping bassline of Leigh Foxx – all bound together by the bittersweet vocals of Debbie Harry.

The single follows the first two releases from Pollinator; the upbeat Studio 54-esque single 'Fun' co-written by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), and the dark, alluring track 'My Monster', written for the band by The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr

Like its two Pollinator predecessors, 'Long Time' showcases an album made with an enviable series of collaborators, elegantly moulding their love of Blondie with their own sound.

The first play of 'Long Time' was on BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce this morning (21st March). The track will available to stream, download and as an Instant Grat from 22nd March. 

From 24th March 1000 7" copies of 'Long Time' will be available to buy via independent retailers, backed with 'The Breaks', a brand new track written by Chris Stein and Debbie Harry in the album sessions at New York's famed recording studio The Magic Shop, before its closure.

The video for 'Long Time' was shot in New York City and is directed by Dikayl Rimmasch, who worked with Beyonce on her Lemonade album videos and World Formation Tour. Dikayl also directed the 'Fun' video, and the new video for 'Long Time' will be released in April. 

The band recently announced a return to the iconic Roundhouse in London on May 3rd to celebrate the release two days later of their remarkable new album Pollinator. Tickets for the show sold out in 30 minutes.

Available to preorder now on CD, Cassette, Heavyweight vinyl, Ltd 7" box set. Pollinator is also available as a heavyweight white vinyl via selected indie stores and heavy weight red vinyl via the artist store: https://blondie.lnk.to/PollinatorPR

 Final Chuck Berry Album To Be Released In June.

Chuck Berry.Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Dualtone/Decca Records will release ‘CHUCK,’ the final album and first new recordings in nearly four decades by founding rock and roll legend Chuck Berry, who passed away last week at the age of 90, on 16th June.

Comprised of ten new recordings, eight of which were written by Berry, ‘CHUCK’ is his first new album since 1979’s ‘Rock It.’ It was recorded and produced by Berry in various studios around St. Louis and features his longtime hometown backing group - including his children Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica, vocals), plus Jimmy Marsala (Berry’s bassist for forty years), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) - which supported him for nearly two decades on over two hundred residency shows at the famed Blueberry Hill club. The album also includes guest performances from Gary Clark Jr., Tom Morello, Nathaniel Rateliff and Chuck’s grandson Charles Berry III.  Acclaimed author and historian Douglas Brinkley contributes liner notes.

Both Morello and Rateliff appear on album track ‘Big Boys,’ which Brinkley calls “a guitar player’s national anthem” in his notes.

LISTEN TO 'BIG BOYS' HERE: https://lnk.to/7smHtPR
“Working to prepare the release of this record in recent months and in fact over the last several years brought him a great sense of joy and satisfaction,” the Berry family said in a statement posted to Facebook earlier this week.  “While our hearts are very heavy at this time, we know that he had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music.”

Some of the songs on ‘CHUCK’ were originally conceived as far back as the 1980s, with Berry developing them in his home studio in St. Louis over many years during down time between tours.  He worked on the album through 2014.  When health concerns forced him to stop touring and recording in 2015, Berry continued to oversee production and planning for ‘CHUCK,’ enlisting his family and close friend Joe Edwards, the owner of Blueberry Hill, to fulfill his wishes that the album be completed and released. And from album highlight ‘Lady B. Goode,’ a spiritual sequel to the iconic ‘Johnny B. Goode’ featuring ripping solos from three generations of Berry guitarists, to the poignant country balladry of ‘Darlin’,’ a duet with his daughter Ingrid, ‘CHUCK’ truly is a family affair.

“Working on my Dad's record has been one of the best experiences of my life,” said Charles Berry Jr. “I will forever treasure the musical conversations we had, and the time we spent together completing it.”

Chuck Berry’s passing on 18th March prompted an outpouring of support and condolences from fans, fellow musicians, and world leaders – from members of The Rolling Stones and Beatles, to former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. The Times commented, “Berry created a set of riffs that remain the core building blocks of rock guitar-playing. He combined them with smart, sassy, sly and playful lyrics that painted incisive vignettes of teenage life. The result was a series of perfect three-minute pop masterpieces.” The Daily Telegraph reflected, “Chuck Berry was one of the undisputed, all-time greats of rock and roll, a founding father of the music that shook and shaped the world. His influence on Elvis, The Beatles and Stones (as well as every other star of the rock and roll firmament, from Buddy Holly to Bruce Springsteen) is enough to guarantee musical immortality”.

Rolling Stone claimed that Berry “defined rock & roll during it’s early years and for decades to come.” The New York Times called Berry rock’s “master theorist and conceptual genius, the songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they knew themselves,” adding that after 60 years, his earliest music “still sounds reckless and audacious.”

‘CHUCK’ Track List:
‘Wonderful Woman’
‘Big Boys’
‘You Go To My Head’
‘3/4 Time (Enchiladas)’
‘Darlin’’
‘Lady B. Goode’
‘She Still Loves You’
‘Jamaica Moon’
‘Dutchman’
 ‘Eyes Of Man’

 Set It Off Announce Co-Headline Shows With Australian Band With Confidence.

Set It Off.Wednesday 22nd March 2017
SET IT OFF have announced a series of co-headlining shows around Slam Dunk appearances in May. The band will be sharing the stage with Australian band With Confidence.

Singer Cody Carson says about the tour: "UK, we are coming back! We’ve missed you dearly, so when we found out we were coming back for Slam Dunk yet again we decided to hit up our new friends in With Confidence and put together some shows for you so we could get more time with all of you! Needless to say, we are super excited to come back and play your favorite songs and some brand new ones you haven’t heard live just yet from our album, Upside Down. It’s gonna be an absolute rager each night so get your tickets now and let’s party!"

The band’s latest release, “Upside Down”, went straight in at number 14 on the iTunes UK Pop Charts and 40 on the overall charts, the highest UK entries for the band to date. It was baptized as “pure pop gold” by Rock Sound and given four Ks by Kerrang!

MAY CO-HEADLINER DATES: 
Tuesday, 23 May – Bristol, England @ Marble Factory
Wednesday, 24 May – Manchester, England @ Sound Control
Thursday, 25 May – Glasgow, Scotland @ G2
Wednesday, 31 May – London, England @ O2 Academy Islington

 Bloodyouth Detail New Studio Album.

Bloodyouth.Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Harrogate hardcore heavyweights Blood Youth have revealed new track ‘I Remember’, from their highly-anticipated debut album ‘Beyond Repair’, due out on 7th April 2017 via Rude Records.

Vocalist Kaya Tarsus explains about the track: “When I wrote the lyrics for I remember, I was thinking about what it would be like to have a conversation with my younger self and what we would say to each other. I used to get very frustrated and I would blame myself for being unprepared for what life was throwing at me, it took a while for me to realise that in reality we all just go with the flow. Life is something you have to figure out on your own. Musically, A lot of our hardcore influences come out in this track, probably one of the heaviest riffs we have written, so we're all really looking forward to playing it live!.”

Stream ‘I Remember’ here: http://smarturl.it/BYIRememberStream

Buy the single here: http://smarturl.it/IRememberSingle

Following critically acclaimed EPs ‘Inside My Head’ and ‘Closure’Blood Youth’s debut full-length ‘Beyond Repair’ sees the trio expand their arsenal across an album

“These songs are about how we deal with anger in the modern age," reveals Tarsus. "When I was writing the lyrics I became fascinated with heartbreak and how everybody deals with this trauma in their own way. Many tend to numb the pain in an attempt to forget, instead of facing it head on, this is something I am guilty of myself. We were aiming to create something very aggressive but very real. With Beyond Repair, I believe we have achieved just that.” 
‘Beyond Repair’ tracklisting:

1. Making Waves
2. What I'm Running
3. Savanna
4. Parasite
5. I Remember
6. Reason to Stay
7. Pulling Teeth
8. Buying Time
9. Bless
10. Man Made Disaster

Pre-orders are available here: http://smarturl.it/BeyondRepairPhysical

To celebrate the release of their debut album, Blood Youth will be headlining three special release shows in April at venues across the UK, where they will be joined by Loathe and Holding Absence.

‘Beyond Repair’ Release Shows:

08 Apr - The Garage Attic, Glasgow (w/ Loathe)
09 Apr - The Key Club, Leeds (w/ Loathe + Holding Absence)
10 Apr - Boston Music Room, London (w/ Loathe + Holding Absence)

Tickets are available here: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blood-youth-tickets

Blood Youth have also been confirmed to play at the following European festivals this year:
 
29 Apr - Teddy Rocks Festival, Blandford Forum, Dorset
11 Jun - Download Festival, Donington Park, Leics
29 July - Fat Lip Fest, Bierkeller, Bristol
 

 Dead! Release New Single "Enough, Enough, Enough".

Dead.Wednesday 22nd March 2017
One of the hottest young bands to emerge over the past few months are London based four piece Dead!  Their guitar laden, anthemic new single 'Enough, Enough, Enough' is out today! Check out the lyric video here, a full video for the single will be revealed next week.

Singer Alex Mountford says of the track "Its a really critical self evaluation. Covering the shortfalls and negative aspects of my personality. But hopefully people can find common ground with it, maybe question their shortfalls too. Sometimes there comes a point when you have to say i've had enough."

Dead! were barely out of their teens when they formed and with a raging fire in their belly, embarked on a tour of Europe, DIY style.  Upon their return they moved into a house in London together, released their own music, made their own videos and now have a fervent fan-club that follow their every move. With a bunch of festivals and sold out shows under their belt, support from a plethora of Radio 1 DJ's and bulging socials Dead! are well and truly poised to make their boot mark on 2017.  

The guys entered the studio early this year, armed with a stack of raucous, punky anthems and youthful swagger and recorded their debut album, which is due for release late summer.

Stream/buy Enough Enough Enough NOW

Dead! will be hammering the festival circuit this year, see below dates;

Sat 29th April - Live At Leeds, Leeds
Sun 30th April - Handmade, Leicester
Fri 2nd June - Rock am Ring, Germany
Sun 4th June - Rock im Park, Germany
Fri 9th June - Download, France
Sun 11th June - Download, Donington
Sat 17th June - Nova Rock, Austria
Sat 29th July - Fat Lip, Bristol
Sun 30th July - Kendal Calling, Kendal

 Incubus To Release New Studio Album "8".

Incubus.Monday 20th March 2017
Multi-platinum alt-rock icons Incubus, celebrating in 2017 the 20th anniversary of their major label debut album, go live today at http://smarturl.it/Incubus8  with iTunes and Shop.IncubusHQ.com with the Official Store for exclusive music bundle pre-orders of 8, their aptly titled eighth studio album, arriving April 21st on Virgin EMI Records.  8 includes tracks that were co-produced and mixed by Skrillex, (see below for full album breakdown).  On April 25th, four nights after the album release, Incubus will appear on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

​  iTunes pre-orders of 8 will include two instant grat tracks: "Nimble Bastard," the new single from Incubus, and "Glitterbomb."  "Nimble Bastard"  was launched with an iHeart Radio world premiere and live appearance on KROQ's Kevin and Bean program in Incubus' hometown, Los Angeles.  "State Of The Art" will go up as the next instant grat track on March 31st; "Undefeated" will follow on April 7th.  "Nimble Bastard" and "Glitterbomb" will also be available as stand alone tracks for streaming partners.

​The final track listing of 8 is as follows: 1.  No Fun * 2.  Nimble Bastard * 3.  State Of The Art * 4.  Glitterbomb * 5.  Undefeated * 6.  Loneliest * 7.  When I Became A Man * 8.  Familiar Faces * 9.  Love In A Time Of Surveillance * 10.  Make No Sound In The Digital Forest * 11.  Throw Out The Map.

​Tickets are now on sale for Incubus' first major headline North American summer tour since 2015, with support by Arizona-based Jimmy Eat World and Nashville's Judah & the Lion.  The 30-city tour of the U.S. and Canada will open July 6th at Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, and wrap up six weeks later at White River Amphitheater in Seattle on August 19th.  For more ticket information please visit livenation.com.  (See complete dates below.)

​On April 3rd, Incubus will join Daya, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Macklemore, Skrillex, Tinashe, and Zedd at WELCOME!, a special fundraising concert for the ACLU at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  The event, which started as a call-to-action on Twitter in response to the recent immigration ban, was organized by artist/DJ/producer Zedd.

"Nimble Bastard" is the first new single from Incubus since "Absolution Calling," from their Island debut EP, the Top 10 Trust Fall (Side A).   Prior to that, Incubus – Brandon Boyd (lead vocals), Mike Einziger (lead guitar), Chris Kilmore (turntables, keyboards), Ben Kenney(bass), and José Pasillas II (drums) – played two weeks of shows in Australia (including the Soundwave Music Festival with Faith No More and Soundgarden), Japan, and Singapore.

Incubus emerged from Calabasas, California, with their indie debut album Fungus Amongus in 1995.  Starting with 1997's S.C.I.E.N.C.E., they went on to release six studio albums on the Epic/Immortal label (the last three produced by Brendan O'Brien), achieving RIAA gold, platinum and multi-platinum success; as well as five live albums.  Four of their songs have hit #1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, including "Drive" (2000, also Top 10 Pop), "Megalo­maniac" (2003), "Anna-Molly" (2006), and "Love Hurts" (2008).

 Incubus "8" Pre-order:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Incubus8 
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/amIncubus8 
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/aIncubus8 
GooglePlay: http://smarturl.it/gIncubus8
Incubus Store:Shop.IncubusHQ.com

INCUBUS TOUR WITH JIMMY EAT WORLD AND JUDAH & THE LION
Date City​​ Venue
July​6 ​West Palm Beach, FL ​​Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
​7​Tampa, FL ​​Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheater
​8​Atlanta, GA ​*​Lakewood Amphitheater
​11​Charlotte, NC ​*​PNC Music Pavilion
​12​Bristol, VA ​​Jiffy Lube Live
​14​Holmdel, NJ ​​PNC Bank Arts Center
​15​Syracuse, NY ​**​Lakeview Amphitheater
​16​Bethel, NY ​**​Bethel Woods
​18​Mansfield, MA ​​Xfinity Center
​19​Wantagh, NY ​​Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
​20​Camden, NJ ​​BB&T Pavilion
​22​Toronto, ON ​*​Budweiser Stage
​23​Clarkson MI ​​DTE Energy Music Theater
​25​Cleveland, OH ​​Blossom Music Center
​26​Burgettstown, PA ​​Key Bank Pavilion
​27​Cincinnati, OH ​​Riverbend Music Center
​29​Tinley Park, IL ​*​Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
​30​Noblesville, IN ​​Klipsch Music Center
Aug.​1​St. Louis, MO ​*​Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
​2​New Orleans, LA ​​Bold Sphere at Champion Square
​4​Houston, TX ​​Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
​5​Austin, TX ​​Austin 360 Amphitheater
​6​Dallas, TX ​***Starplex Pavilion
​9​Salt Lake City, UT ​​USANA Amphitheater
​11​Chula Vista, CA ​​Sleep Train Amphitheater
​12​Phoenix, AZ ​​AK-Chin Pavilion
​14​Los Angeles, CA ​​Hollywood Bowl
​16​Mtn. View, CA ​*​Shoreline Amphitheater
​18​Portland, OR ​*​Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
​19​Seattle, WA​*​White River Amphitheater
​*​NO Judah & the Lion
​**​with Atlas Genius, NO Judah & the Lion
​***NO Jimmy Eat World

 Casey Release New Video.

Casey.Monday 20th March 2017
Casey's debut album 'Love Is Not Enough' was released via Hassle Records in the latter half of 2016, and it's now getting a new pressing in blood red, which has launched with exclusive merch bundles on the band's MusicGlue store: http://smarturl.it/LINE_BloodRed

The band have also been announced as support to Boston Manor on tour in May, amongst other live dates including Impericon Festival and Download, with more to come. Casey's new single 'Little Bird', taken from their debut, considers the feeling of helplessness that results from knowing a loved one is in emotional distress. Vocalist Tom Weaver says it's about "being too emotionally naïve or unprepared to help support them through it." Typically heart-wrenching, 'Little Bird' exemplifies the band's emotionally driven, cathartic approach.

CASEY ON TOUR:
THE HEAVEN AND HELL TOUR
w/ Being As An Ocean, Thy Art Is Murder & Miss May I
16.04.17 Netherlands Nijmegen @ Doornroosje 
18.04.17 Belgium Antwerp @ Zappa   
19.04.17 Germany Saarbrücken @ Garage 
20.04.17 Italy Bologna @ Kindergarten Club 
23.04.17 Germany Hamburg @ Markthalle  
24.04.17 Germany Hannover @ Faust  
25.04.17 Poland Poznań @ U Bazyla 
26.04.17 Hungary Budapest @ Durer Kert 
27.04.17 Germany Schweinfurt @ Stattbahnhof
28.04.17 France Nancy @ Chez Paulette
29.04.17 Germany Freiburg @ Crash 

IMPERICON FESTIVALS 2017
14.04.17 Austria Vienna @ Impericon Festival 
15.04.17 Germany Leipzig @ Impericon Festival 
17.04.17 UK Manchester @ Impericon Festival
21.04.17 Switzerland Zürich @ Impericon Festival 
22.04.17 Germany Oberhausen @ Impericon Festival 

W/ BOSTON MANOR
22.05.17 Liverpool, Buyers Club
23.05.17 Newcastle, Think Tank
24.05.17 Swindon, Level 3
25.05.17 Bournemouth, Anvil
26.05.17 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

JUNE
10.06.17 - Download Festival

 With Confidence Announce One Off Bristol Show To Coincide With Slam Dunk Festival.

With Confidence.Monday 20th March 2017
Aussies With Confidence recently stormed the UK with their first headline tour on these shores, selling out several venues across the country, including The Underworld in London. They're following up the trip with another UK jaunt, including a slot on Slam Dunk Festivals, which they were also a part of last year, and four just-announced co-headline shows with Set It Off. Tickets on sale Wednesday at 9am.

With Confidence's debut album, 'Better Weather' was released in June 2016 via Hopeless Records and it's a record that's struck a chord with fans worldwide, earning the band acclaim in the press and a continually burgeoning group of dedicated followers. The four-piece have also toured worldwide in support of the album, playing a whole summer on the Vans Warped Tour in the USA, supporting 5 Seconds of Summer in their native Australia and playing Japan with labelmates The Wonder Years, on top of their recent UK & European headline tour and several other trips around the globe.

With Confidence UK Tour dates:
23-May-17  Bristol  Marble Factory (w/ Set It Off)  -  TICKETS
24-May-17  Manchester  Sound Control (w/ Set IT Off)  -  TICKETS
25-May-17  Glasgow  G2 (w/ Set It Off) -  TICKETS
27-May-17  Slam Dunk Midlands  -  TICKETS
28-May-17  Slam Dunk North  -  TICKETS
29-May-17  Slam Dunk South  -  SOLD OUT
31-May-17  London  O2 Academy Islington (w/ Set It Off) - TICKETS

 Malevolence Release New Album Details.

Malevolence.Monday 20th March 2017
Following the success of their debut album “Reign Of Suffering”, UK hardcore-metal mob MALEVOLENCE return with the video for new track “Slave To Satisfaction”, the first single to be taken from the band’s highly anticipated follow-up album, “Self Supremacy”.

"We are very excited to be making our return this spring with our follow up album; SELF SUPREMACY,” says frontman Alex Taylor. “We’re picking up where our previous effort left off; same unique brand of intelligent guitar work, crushing mosh parts and soulful, anger drenched vocals but now with the unmistakable maturity of a band that has spent years honing their craft. We’re very excited to be working very closely with our friends in Germany’s boutique BDHW records. The boys are back and we’re not playing games."

Check out the video for “Slave To Satisfaction” here: https://youtu.be/WSE7moCzGKA

Check out the artwork and track listing for “Self Supremacy”
Track listing:

1. Self Supremacy
2. Trial By Fire
3. Severed Ties ft. Andrew - Comeback Kid
4. Wasted Breath ft. Kevin - The Merciless Concept
5. Body Count
6. 4am On West St
7. Slave To Satisfaction
8. Spineless
9. True Colours
10. Outnumbered
11. Low Life

Preorders are available at the following links:
http://smarturl.it/malev_preorder
http://smarturl.it/malev_itunes

 Northlane Release Video For 'Citizen'.

Northlane.Monday 20th March 2017
Northlane have today released their new single 'Citizen', which was recorded by David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Paramore) at his studio in New Jersey. The video for 'Citizen' was filmed by Jason Eshragian. The track premiered as a world exclusive on the Radio 1 Rock show and the video is now live.

Click below to watch "Citizen"
"Citizen is a song that was written about the first world police state and our willingness to live under the watch of those in power, for their means, while those who blow the lid on it suffer," explains Northlane guitarist Josh Smith. "Writing this one was quite a mission – it took a lot of work but we are proud of it and beyond excited to share it with you all." 

The track was initially teased via a Chatbot on Facebook identifying itself as Citizen 10 days ago. The bot then led users down various paths while enquiring whether or not they were the elusive Mr Snow while delivering exclusive content depending on their responses; to date, the bot has been interacted with by thousands of people all over the world.

'Citizen' follows on from previous track 'Intuition' which was revealed as a surprise gift for fans during their headline set at UNIFY 2017. Northlane will continue to hit festival stages throughout 2017 with appearances on the main stage at Download Festival (UK) and Hellfest (France). The band will also appear at Vainstream Rockfest (Germany), Jera On Air (Netherlands), Graspop (Belgium), Dissonance Festival (Italy), Rock For The People (Czech Republic), Resurrection (Spain) Hammersonic (Indonesia) as well as Big Pineapple Music Festival in Australia.

European Dates Summer 2017
Friday 9th June - Download Festival, UK
Sunday 11th June - Download Festival, France
Monday 12th June - La Chabada, France
Friday 16th June - Graspop, Belgium
Sunday 18th June - Hellfest, France
Monday 19th June - Pont Rouge, Switzerland
Tuesday 20th June - Colos Saal, Germany
Wednesday 21st June - Tower, Germany
Friday 23rd June - Jera On Air, Netherlands
Saturday 24th June - With Full Force, Germany
Sunday 25th June - Randal Club, Slovakia
Monday 26th June - Zaklete Rewiry, Poland
Tuesday 27th June - U Bazyla, Poland
Thursday 29th June - Garage, Germany
Friday 30th June - Kellerklub, Germany
Saturday 1st July - Vainstream Rockfest, Germany
Sunday 2nd July - Dissonance Festival, Italy
Monday 3rd July - Conrad Sohm, Austria
Tuesday 4th July - Airport Germany
Wednesday 5th July - Rock For People, Czech Republic
Friday 7th July - Resurrection, Spain

Tickets on sale now
For complete tour and ticketing information, visit:
northlaneband.com

 Amy Lee Releases New Single 'Speak To Me'.

Amy Lee.Sunday 19th March 2017
Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee is proud to unveil her new single, "Speak To Me" the end title theme from the forthcoming suspense/drama, Voice From The Stone. Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke stars in the film alongside Marton Csokas, Caterina Murino, Remo Girone, Lisa Gastoni, and Edward Dring.

Directed by Eric Howell and scored by Michael Wandmacher, the haunting thriller set in 1950's Tuscany is due July 24th. USA Today premiered the movie trailer on Tuesday, which can be viewed here.  Listen to the track here: https://youtu.be/6Bqe6iPYIYQ
 
As a prelude, Lee shared an intro video to the track on her YouTube channel last April. Captured during the recording of the song at legendary Skywalker Ranch, the piece gives us a glimpse inside the process, with the gorgeous piano of "Speak To Me" as the backdrop. A few exclusive clips are also included, providing fans with a preview into the movie.

"Speak To Me" is available for download on ITunes, Amazon, and Google Play, and streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited.

Lee has a message for her fans about the film and her creative process behind the song and its accompanying video: "I'm very excited to share a new song which I was asked to create as the end title for the forthcoming film, Voice From The Stone, which stars the incredibly talented and captivating Emilia Clarke. The song is called "Speak To Me."

"There are many reasons why I felt inspired to work on this project. Voice From The Stone tells the haunting story of Verena, a nurse who is asked to aid a young boy who has fallen silent after the sudden passing of his mother- Verena is brought in to help him speak again. As a new mother myself, the film resonated very deeply with me. I had the opportunity to work closely with Eric Howell, who directed the film, and Michael Wandmacher, who composed the score. I was very moved by the movie, and after having my first conversation with Eric and Michael, I felt a surge of inspiration and immediately began writing. It is a rare phenomenon to really share a creative vision so completely, and that made for a very powerful experience, and an end result that I am very proud of."

"It was an honour to be able to work with Eric on the music video as well, which was shot in Sienna, Italy, at the same beautiful location as the film. We conceived the video as a parallel and backstory to the film, which explores the strong bond of love between Malvina and her son, and the belief that love is stronger than death."

Amy Lee is currently in the studio with her band, Evanescence, working on new music expected later this year. The band play two shows at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in June as part of a wider European tour.
June 13th -  London, UK @ Eventim Apollo 
June 14th – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo  SOLD OUT

 Steel Panther Release Video For 'I Got What You Want'.