Clutch Announce New Album And Single.

ClutchFriday 18th May 2018
Maryland rockers CLUTCH have announced Book Of Bad Decisions as the title of their new studio album.  Book Of Bad Decisions, CLUTCH’s twelfth studio album, is scheduled for a worldwide release on September 7th, 2018 via their own Weathermaker Music label. 

The album was recorded at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, Tennessee by producer Vance Powell (Jack WhiteChris StapletonThe RaconteursThe Dead Weather) and consists of 15 new tracks. Head to the band's official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/officialclutch to watch a series of behind the scenes videos about the recording of the new album.

“With Vance Powell as producer we were able to make a very different kind of an album. The songs feel as if they could jump out of the speakers!” says drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. Bassist Dan Maines seconds that, commenting, “Recording in Nashville with Vance Powell gave us a new and fresh approach towards making an album that truly captures the live energy of CLUTCH in a way I don’t think we’ve done before.” Guitarist Tim Sult adds, “Laying down guitar tracks with Vance was fun and inspiring. Going through and trying out his and his engineer, Mike Fahey’s collection of vintage amps was one of my favourite recording studio experiences. I think the outro solo of “Emily Dickinson” turned out particularly great.” 

The album cover was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters.

Book Of Bad Decisions track listing:
1. Gimme The Keys
2. Spirit Of ’76
3. Book Of Bad Decisions
4. How To Shake Hands
5. In Walks Barbarella
6. Vision Quest
7. Weird Times
8. Emily Dickinson
9. Sonic Counselor
10. A Good Fire
11. Ghoul Wrangler
12. HB Is In Control
13. Hot Bottom Feeder 
14. Paper & Strife
15. Lorelei

The first single from Book Of Bad Decisions is “Gimme The Keys” and it is released today, May 18th, 2018. The accompanying lyric video was created by David Brodsky.  (Links: http://vevo.ly/EXXhw1 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htSvzWy-WcY)

The song is about the band's first tour back in 1991, a time where they began to cut their teeth in the live music business, dealt with show cancellations, and incidents on the road. One particular show in a shed surrounded by cornfields in Lawrence, Kansas ultimately turned ugly over a missing microphone and accusations brought by drunk and gun-toting security people at the end of a long day. The lyrics "Gimme the keys they can keep the guarantee | Gimme the keys and get the hell out of dodge" is a reflection of the mood of that night. 
This single is the first of four to be released over the next couple of months as an instant gratification track at iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/book-of-bad-decisions/1376829212&app=itunes) and Amazon (http://amazon.com/dp/B07CNYD1R7). Pre-orders start today, May 18th. All album formats (CD, 24-page book with CD, Standard Black 2xLP, Limited Coloured 2xLP, and 2xLP Picture Disc) will have the same 15 tracks. In addition Weathermaker Music will release two very limited 7” Picture Discs.

https://clutch.lnk.to/BookofBadDecisions

“I’ve never been one for nostalgia,” says frontman Neil Fallon, “I’ve always shied away from it. But after 27 years of this, I realize that there is a wealth of stories to look back upon as lyrical fodder. As the saying goes, ‘You don’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.’ Not all the songs reference our collective experience as a band, but ‘Book of Bad Decisions’ seemed like an apt name for these various chapters, whether factual, fictitious, or somewhere in-between.”

UK DATES ON SALE NOW:
Tue 18th Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Wed 19th Dec - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Thu 20th Dec - MANCHESTER Academy
Fri 21st Dec - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 22nd Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy

 Being As Ocean Release New Music Video.

Being As OceanFriday 18th May 2018
BEING AS AN OCEAN have released the gripping new music video for their song "OK" from their latest album, 'Waiting for Morning to Come'.  The video was directed by Joe Mischo a.k.a. Brume, with cinematography by Matt Hoodhood, and is presented by BLK MTN and MDDN.

Guitarist Tyler Ross remarked, '"OK" is one of our favorite songs we've ever done and we are so happy with how the visuals for it came together. Think Blade Runner 2049 meets The Ring."

The band will be touring across Europe in June, with 27 dates in 30 days, all of which are on-sale now. During the run, they'll be hitting such festivals as Greenfield, Download, Aerodome and others.

Being As An Ocean recently joined the MDDN management roster. 

 Mastodon's Brann Dailor Releases Debut Solo Track For DC's Dark Days.

Brann DailorFriday 18th May 2018
Brann Dailor—co-vocalist, drummer, and co-founder of GRAMMY® Award-winning heavy rock juggernaut  Mastodon releases his first-ever solo track entitled "Red Death," inspired by DC Comics' new graphic novel DARK DAYS: THE ROAD TO METAL available now in comic book shops and in bookstores and digitally on Tuesday May 22, 2018. This also marks Dailor's first collaboration with DC.

Get the song at all digital partners here.

DARK DAYS: THE ROAD TO METAL is written and illustrated by a rockstar including Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and sensational artists Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, and John Romita Jr, Leading directly into DC's blockbuster event DARK NIGHTS: METAL, this is an epic story that spans generations, featuring METAL prequel stories DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING, as well as classic DC tales that built the foundations of METAL – FINAL CRISIS issues #6 and #7, THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1, plus issues #38 and #39 of BATMAN from DC's "New 52" era, NIGHTWING #17 (from the current series) and more!

Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning icon Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Twenty-One Pilots, The Regrettes) and film composer and former Marilyn Manson guitarist Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2, Deadpool), "Red Death" spotlights Dailor's instantly recognizable vocals and intriguing delivery as he paints a musical portrait of one of the nightmare Batmen from the Dark Multiverse of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, a twisted, malevolent amalgamation of DC heroes Batman and The Flash.

"Red Death" features Bates on guitar with Elizondo on bass and Gil Sharone (Marilyn Manson,  The Dillinger Escape Plan, Puscifer) behind the drum kit. Its dark lyrics remain befitting of the graphic novel's themes. "Red Death" showcases yet another facet of one of rock music's most prolific forces.

Brann said of the track, "Super stoked to be part of this amazing musical collaboration, always been a fan of anything Batman related and DC Comics as a whole, so the chance to be connected to that universe is a dream come true."

At present, Mastodon is on a massive summer co-headline tour with Primus that just kicked off earlier this month. In September, they join forces with Dinosaur Jr. on the road for the very first time.

Mastodon also just shared the animated music video for the track "Clandestiny." Spin called the visual, "inventive," and Guitar World fittingly described it as, "Wild." Within just two weeks, it crossed the 200K threshold on YouTube. "Clandestiny" can be found on their seventh full-length album, Emperor of Sand—out now. Don't miss Mastodon on tour this summer.

Click here to view and share "Clandestiny"

Order Emperor of Sand here: https://wbr.ec/emperorofsand

Order Cold Dark Place here: https://wbr.ec/colddarkplace

Mastodon – Primus Co-headline tour dates:
# = Mastodon Headline date

May 19 Charlotte, NC Metro Amphitheater
May 20 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
May 22 Reading, PA Diamond Credit Union Theater @ Santander
May 23 Buffalo, NY Art Park Amphitheater
May 25 Glen Falls, NY Cool Insuring Arena
May 26 Providence, RI Bold Point Park
# May 27 Portland, ME Maine State Pier
May 29 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
May 30 Philadelphia, PA Penns Landing
June 01 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage
June 02 Baltimore, MD Pier 6 Pavilion
June 03 Coney Island, NY Ford Amphitheater @ Northerly Island (Brooklyn)
June 05 Columbus, OH Express Live! (outdoors)
June 06 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pav. - Northerly Island
June 08 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE (outdoor stage)
June 09 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheater @ Freedom Hill
June 10 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
June 12 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend
June 14 Minneapolis, MN The Myth
June 15 Bonner Springs, KS Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
June 16 Camdenton, MO Ozarks Amphitheater
June 18 Lincoln, NE Pinewood Bowl (on sale 2/3)
June 21 Bonner, MT Kettlehouse Amphitheater
June 22 Seattle, WA Marymoor Park
June 23 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
June 25 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
# June 26 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion
June 28 Avila Beach, CA Avila Beach Amphitheater
June 29 Berkeley, CA Greek Theater
June 30 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino
July 02 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air Pavilion
July 03 Las Vegas, NV Downtown Event Center
July 05 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
July 06 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
July 07 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theater
# Aug 18 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fair (w/ Halestorm, others TBC)

Mastodon with very Special Guests Dinosaur Jr.:

Sep 01 Edmonton, AB, CAN North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sep 02 Calgary, AB, CAN Grey Eagle Centre
Sep 04 Saskatoon, SK, CAN O'Brians Event Centre
Sep 06 Winnipeg, MB, CAN Burton Cummings Theatre
Sep 07 Duluth, MN Duluth Heritage Center
Sep 08 Sioux City, IA Anthem at Hard Rock Casino
Sep 11 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
Sep 12 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
Sep 14 Ft. Wayne, IN Clyde Theatre
Sep 15 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
Sep 16 London ON, CAN London Concert Theatre
Sep 17 Kitchener, ON, CAN Elements
Sep 19 Hamilton, ON, CAN First Ontario Concert Hall

 Lowlives To Support The Used On UK Tour.

The UsedFriday 18th May 2018
LOWLIVES, the band formed by former members of The Defiled, Amen, No Devotion and The Ataris, have announced their highly anticipated return to the UK.

Having set off for their first ever tour in support of THE USED earlier this year, the band found themselves in Europe with no shows to play after the headliners were forced to cancel last minute. Immediately getting on the phone and calling in favours from contacts they’d built in their respective former bands, the determined four-piece managed to book themselves two weeks worth of shows, including a packed out headline appearance at London’s The Black Heart on Sunday 18th February – an extremely impressive feat for a new band at such short notice.

With THE USED now able to reschedule their tour, LOWLIVES relish the opportunity to now put right what once went wrong.

Drummer Luke Johnson says “We’re grateful to have the chance to pick up with The Used on these rescheduled UK dates. It’s going to be great to play to new faces and hopefully expose people to the music we have been working on so hard.

“Equally we are looking forward to seeing some of our new friends from our February tour too!  Those folks came out and supported us at a moments notice. Come say hi! Let’s hang!”

The full list of shows are as follows:

LOWLIVES Headline
Aug 21: Newcastle Think Tank                             http://bit.ly/Lowlives-TANK
Aug 22: Glasgow The Garage Attic                      www.ticketmaster.co.uk
 
LOWLIVES supporting THE USED:
Aug 27: Bristol O2 Academy                               
Aug 28: Nottingham Rock City                            
Aug 30: Manchester O2 Ritz                               
Aug 31: London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire     
Tickets: www.myticket.co.uk

 Bullet For My Valentine Release New Single 'Letting You Go'.

Bullet For My ValentineFriday 18th May 2018
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released ‘Letting You Go’, the third track from forthcoming album, Gravity.

Listen to ‘Letting You Go’ here: bfmv.com/lettingyougo

Matt Tuck Says, “Letting you go was a very challenging song to write in so many ways. It's by far the most experimental track I've ever written musically and lyrically. I really wanted to make a track that stood out from the crowd and separated us from any other band in our genre, and that's exactly what ‘Letting You Go’ does.”

An accompanying video will be revealed shortly.

Meanwhile, BFMV have announced an Oct / Nov 2018 UK and Euro tour, including two arena slots for the UK, taking place on November 10th at Alexandra Palace, London, and on November 11th at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.

Of Mice & Men will appear as support on all shows.

‘GRAVITY’ EURO & UK TOUR DATES
OCTOBER
24 Columbiahalle Berlin, DE
26 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, DE
27 Palladium Cologne, DE
28 Zenith Munich, DE
30 Samsung Hall Zurich, CH
31 Estragon Bologna, IT
NOVEMBER
03 Haus Auensee Leipzig, DE
06 Casino de Paris Paris, FR
07 Rockhal Esch-sur-Alzette, LX
08 013 Tilburg, NL
10 Alexandra Palace London, UK
11 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, UK

Tickets are on sale here: http://www.bulletformyvalentine.com/live/

Pre-orders for new studio album Gravity, along with special bundles, are available now http://bfmv.com/gravity. Those that pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of ‘Piece of Me’, ‘Over It’ and ‘Letting You Go’.

Gravity- due for release on June 29th -  is BFMV’s first album under the Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records banner, and aptly sees the band rewriting their own future – finding new ways to invent heavy noise and remaining unshackled by the legacy that comes with being masters of their trade.

BFMV are currently touring the US before they are due to perform second to headline on the Friday of Download (UK) Festival – their first home-turf festival performance in five whole years. The band will then headline European summer festivals and venues before travelling to Japan for the Summersonic event, then on to the US again.

Check out the band’s recently released music video for ‘Over It’, the first single from forthcoming opus, Gravity, here: http://vevo.ly/jX49e7

 The Black Queen Announce UK Tour.

The Black QueenFriday 18th May 2018
The Black Queen, the LA-based electronic alternative outfit featuring The Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato, Telefon Tel Aviv/NIN's Josh Eustis, and programmer/guitarist Steven Alexander Ryan, will return to the UK and Europe this Autumn.  The band released their debut album, "Fever Daydream",  in 2016 to mass critical acclaim.

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

October

5th UK, Bristol, Thekla
7th UK, Glasgow, SWG3
8th UK, Leeds, Brudenell
9th UK, Manchester, Deaf Institute
10th UK, Nottingham, Contemporary
11th UK, London, Bush Hall
12th Holland, Tilburg, 013
15th Belgium, De Casino
16th Germany, Frankfurt, Zoom
18th Germany, Cologne, Blue Shell
19th France, Paris, Le Supersonic
20th Italy, Milan, Legend Club
22nd Austria, Vienna, B72
23rd Germany, Munchen, Backstage
24th Germany, Leipzig, Werk 2
25th Czech Republic, Prague, Chapeau Rouge
26th Poland, Warsaw, Hybrydy
27th Germany, Berlin, Gretchen
28th Germany, Hamburg, Nochtspeicher
30th Denmark, Copenhagen, Stengade
31st Norway, Oslo, Parkteateret

November

1st Sweden, Stockholm, Nalen
3rd Russia, Moscow, 16 Tons
4th Russia, St Petersburg, Mod Club

UK tickets are available now from https://www.alttickets.com/the-black-queen-tickets

 As It Is To Release New Album.

As It IsFriday 18th May 2018
Brighton quartet, As It Is, have today announced the release of their new album, 'The Great Depression', (out August 10th on Fearless Records) with new single, 'The Wounded World'

Speaking of the track and the accompanying video, frontman Patty Walters says, "The Wounded World' is a commentary on the polarised and volatile modern reality, which we've allowed. The video depicts a not-so-distant dystopia, where present-day headlines and technologies are displayed in exhibits as the warning signs of an impending disaster. I feel that we as a society have embodied a destructive habit of talking without listening, surrounding ourselves with alternative facts and headlines, totally void of open-mindedness or empathy. Despite the labels and beliefs that all too often divide us, we are one people, and we're all to blame."

AN INTRODUCTION TO 'THE GREAT DEPRESSION' FROM PATTY:
"The Great Depression' is about the societal romanticisation of depression, the disrepair of present-day human connection, told through the story of a man who finds himself face-to-face with Death. This album is about asking questions rather than offering answers, exploring the lines where consolation and glorification collide, and asking if art is too subjective to offer a universal solution. 

We've approached this subject with the tremendous respect and sensitivity it warrants. Mental health awareness and prioritisation has always been immensely important to us, and we want to use this platform for good and to challenge problematic behaviours and stigmas.  More so than ever before, we'll be working alongside incredible non-profits, donating proceeds to worthy causes, and using our music in hopes of creating a positive change."

MORE ON THE GREAT DEPRESSION:
When music is as its best, it is capable of holding a mirror up to the human condition in a way few other art forms can ever match. 
In the hands of the observant, the erudite, the compassionate and the philosophical, music allows us to better understand who we are and feel powerfully less alone. 
With their third album 'The Great Depression', As it Is are comprehensively proving themselves to be such artists. Stepping out of their comfort zone with aplomb while asking, and answering, complex questions in a way precious few bands ever do. 

Across 'The Great Depression's dozen tracks, As It Is take the listener on a journey which delves into every aspect of arguably the most prevalent social ill of our time. From public perception, to internal war, the quartet unflinchingly confront the most difficult questions around depression, the value of life over death, and whether the rhetoric around 'reaching out to talk' is ostensibly hollow, if no one is prepared to hear those words.
TRACKLISTING:
Stage I: Denial
1. The Great Depression
2. The Wounded World
3. The Fire, The Dark
Stage II: Anger
4. The Stigma (Boys Don't Cry)
5. The Handwritten Letter
6. The Question, The Answer
Stage III: Bargaining
7. The Reaper (ft. Aaron Gillespie)
8. The Two Tongues (Screaming Salvation)
9. The Truth I'll Never Tell
Stage IV: Acceptance
10. The Haunting
11. The Hurt, The Hope
12. The End.

 Hollywood Vampires Announce Lineup For Debut UK Tour.

Hollywood VampiresTuesday 15th May 2018
The Countdown is on to one of the hottest tours of the summer with shows that are set to go down in rock history. In June the holy trinity of Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp – the super group to troop all super groups will ignite stages all over the UK for the first time ever.

Collectively known as The Hollywood Vampires these Rock and Hollywood legends have now announced the full band line-up for all European and UK shows. With Cooper, Perry and Depp leading the pack the full band line-up will be compiled of...

ALICE  COOPER                    VOCALS
JOHNNY DEPP                       GUITAR
JOE PERRY                             GUITAR
SHERYL COOPER                   VOCALS
CHRIS WYSE                          BASS
TOMMY HENRIKSEN            GUITARS/MUSIC DIRECTOR
GLEN SOBEL                           DRUMS
BUCK JOHNSON                    KEYBOARDS


There may also be one or two surprises on the night.... Who knows what the Vampires have hiding in their lair....

The story of the Hollywood Vampires began in the 1970s on the Sunset Strip at the Rainbow Bar & Grill's upstairs bar.  It was a gathering place for the rock stars living in or passing through L.A.  "To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members," says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the original Vampires, "I would walk in on a typical night and John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon—who would usually be in a costume like a maid or a chauffeur—Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz would be there. The next week might be Bernie Taupin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz."

Cooper and good pal Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again (minus the drinking). They were joined by long time mutual friend Joe Perry and the recording began: a tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires.  An environment was born for great artists to hang, laugh and play together.  Sir Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Slash, Robbie Krieger, Zak Starkey and more stopped by to record. The Hollywood Vampires released their self-titled debut album in 2015 which included original single "Bad As I Am", plus renditions of some iconic rock favourites and tracks which capture the Hollywood Vampires spirit.

Aerosmith guitarist Perry gave a teaser of what to expect at these shows.... "I don't say things like this often, but this band is (bleeping) good," Perry says. "There will be rumbling in ears and there might be blood trickling out of one ear," Depp warns audience members. Adds Cooper: "Then we'll know we've done our job," – USA TODAY

Hollywood Vampires will be supported by THE DARKNESS and THE DAMNED
on all four UK dates

THE DARKNESS
2003 gave birth to one of the most extraordinary and best loved bands in the UK. The Darkness released their debut album Permission To Land to overnight success, topping the UK charts, going 5x Platinum and selling over 1.5 MILLION copies in the UK alone. It spawned a series of hit singles including 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love', 'Growing On Me', 'Get Your Hands Off My Woman' and 'Love Is Only A Feeling'. It clocked up a series of awards including three BRIT Awards, two Kerrang Awards and an Ivor Novello for 'Songwriters Of The Year' amongst many others.

The band have now returned in 2017 with Pinewood Smile, their first album to come through Cooking Vinyl. Ahead of the album's announcement, The Darkness toured Europe in support of Guns N' Roses and are playing a number of festivals in the UK and Europe during the summer.

THE DAMNED
Formed in 1976, The Damned released the first ever British punk single and album. They also broke further new ground, being the first UK punk act to tour America. The Damned still receive their dues in the US, where they are often cited as a major influence on many future rock acts, including icons such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Green Day, The Offspring and Guns 'N' Roses.  The band recently celebrated four decades together with a deluxe reissues package and a world tour.

 
UK TOUR DATES:

16th June - Birmingham Genting Arena
17th June - Manchester Arena
19th June - Glasgow The SSE Hydro
20th June - London - The SSE Arena, Wembley

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FROM http://po.st/HVTIX
MEET & GREET VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE FROM AXS.COM

 Bloodstock Open Air Announces Thursday Night Entertainment.

Bloodstock Open AirTuesday 15th May 2018
BLOODSTOCK 2018 is all set to be the biggest yet, with tickets moving fast and set to sell out again in advance.  If you want to join us at Catton Park in August, don't delay in grabbing your tickets! The countdown is now on, with just 12 weeks to go!

If you're arriving early on Thursday to set up your pitch, we kick off the festival arrivals night in heavy duty style with five awesome bands on the Sophie Lancaster stage.

ARKONA (www.facebook.com/arkonarussia) headline the party, bringing their pagan/folk infused tunes all the way from Moscow, Russia.  The band's current album, 'Khram' was released earlier this year. Check out 'Shtorm' taken from that release at https://youtu.be/7WXUq9q5RZc.  Portsmouth death metallers and 2009 'Metal 2 The Masses' alumni BLOODSHOT DAWN (www.facebook.com/pg/BloodshotDawn) also land a slot.  Watch their official video for 'Shackled', taken from the recently released 'Reanimation' album; https://youtu.be/W79nOt56zq0.  Bringing their bagpipes to the bill are folk metal outfit SKILTRON (www.facebook.com/skiltron).  Check out the track 'All Men Die' from current album 'Legacy of Blood' and get a taster of their sound - https://youtu.be/BeZ-ERGprrI.

Riff-tastic rockers FIRE RED EMPRESS (www.facebook.com/fireredempress) also grab a place on the bill.  Their debut album, 'Black Morphine' arrived last year, featuring 'Dead Nature'.  Check out that video; https://youtu.be/R4hkyKnfI2U.  Lastly, Leeds doomsters HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN (www.facebook.com/hundredyearoldman) open the festival proceedings!  The Leeds sludgesters recently released their debut album, 'Breaching' which you can stream or buy over at https://hundredyearoldman.bandcamp.com/.

Thinking about your route to BLOODSTOCK yet?  Official travel partner BIG GREEN COACH are more than happy to transport you, your mates and all your camping essentials from 23 pick-up points all over the country to right inside the BLOODSTOCK gates, having recently added Cambridge & Norwich due to customer demand!  For more details, watch https://youtu.be/wqT7Rt2B60E.  Alternatively, if you're driving to the festival and have a space in your car, or are seeking a ride from your area, post your trip on GOCARSHARE's website to match up with a friendly metaller and help each other ride to BLOODSTOCK!  You'll even be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to next year's festival just by using the GOCARSHARE scheme!  Full details over at http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.

Come join us in August!  Standard weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun.  Grab yours at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for an email reminder so you don't miss out when a limited number of single day tickets go on sale at the end of June.  Register your interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday's bill toppers NIGHTWISH announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, POWER TRIP, CONJURER, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we're more excited than ever for BLOODSTOCK 2018!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Knuckle Puck Release Video For 'Twist'.

Knuckle PuckTuesday 15th May 2018
Chicago pop punkers Knuckle Puck have release a new video for the track "Twist."
"Twist" is from Knuckle Puck's sophomore album, Shapeshifter. Released on Rise Records last year and it is currently available through Rise Records.

You can watch new video for Twist here
Knuckle Puck will also return to the UK next week to play Slam Dunk Festival.

Slam Dunk Festival:
26th May Leeds Slam Dunk North
Sun 27th May Hatfield Slam Dunk South 
Mon 28th May Birmingham Slam Dunk Midlands

In early 2017, Knuckle Puck entered the studio to record the follow-up to Copacetic—their 2015 breakthrough that debuted in the Top 10 of five different Billboard chartsearned a nomination for Album of the Year at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and launched them from the Chicago suburbs to a place among the most beloved acts of the modern pop-punk genre.

But midway through the process, the band (vocalist Joe Taylor, guitarists Nick Casasanto and Kevin Maida, bassist Ryan Rumchaks and drummer John Siorek) realized they were on the wrong path. They weren't only making the wrong album for Knuckle Puck—they were making the wrong album for themselves. They knew they had no choice but to start from scratch. 

"Having such a struggle and being so disconnected in the recording process felt wrong," Casasanto explains. "It felt so wrong, and we were all afraid to talk about it. There was some denial when we realized what was unfolding."

Discouraged but undefeated, the band changed producers, eventually landing back with Copacetic producer Seth Henderson, and began rebuilding the songs they'd written from the ground up. Knuckle Puck's first attempt would have produced a fine album, but their second created the right one.

The result is Shapeshifter, out now on Rise Records. Despite its title, the album isn't a reinvention for the band; rather, it's the sound of Knuckle Puck taking their best qualities and honing them to make them even sharper. The songwriting became tighter and more deliberate, the lyrics more introspective and urgent—without losing an ounce of the sweat-soaked authenticity and passion that made Copacetic so captivating. Above all, it's an album that proves the band are unflinchingly unwilling to compromise when it comes to their art. That's a sentiment reinforced throughout Shapeshifter's main lyrical theme—the importance of identity—which was only magnified during their first studio session.

"When you reach early adulthood and start to see your life take shape, it's also important to shape your identity and break yourself free from anything that might be holding you down," Casasanto says. "That was a glaring parallel between what was going on with the record and what we were writing about at the time. Although it was tumultuous, I truly think we wouldn't have written the same record without going through what we did."

Throughout their struggle, Knuckle Puck grew stronger and more confident in themselves, something the band ultimately want listeners to take from Shapeshifter.

"I hope the album instills a little bit of hope in people," Casasanto says. "You look at politics and how fast the world is now, everything the internet is bringing to the world. It's difficult to form an identity when there's so much in your face. I hope people realize they should consume the things that really speak to them. Through that, I feel like it's the most satisfying way to be who you want to be."

Shapeshifter is out now through Rise Records.
ORDER HERE

 Dawes Release Video For 'Living In The Future'.

DawesTuesday 15th May 2018
Dawes have launched their new music video for "Living In The Future," the first single to be taken from their forthcoming Jonathan Wilson produced album Passwords (HUB Records), via Boing Boing.  The video was directed by Grant James (Father John Misty, Tedeschi Trucks Band), who reveals: "The concept of "Living in the Future" revolves around Dawes having their performance holographically captured for posterity. The result is a perfect mix of analog and digital that not only taps into the theme of the song, but fully represents who the band is."

Dawes also premiere "Crack The Case," another new song from Passwords, via Consequence of Sound, who call the song a, "'70s-era folk rock soother." Dawes' lead singer and songwriter, Taylor Goldsmith, provided a behind-the-scenes look at the making and influences behind the song in an interview with Consequence: "Crack The Case" was more or less the first song I completed for Passwords. The song made it clear to me what I wanted to talk about and how I wanted to say it, but beyond that I found it bringing me back to writing styles and lyrical approaches that I hadn't explored for a few records." Listen to "Crack The Case" via Consequence of Sound here.

Passwords will be the group's sixth studio album, and fourth on their own HUB Records. It is for and about the modern age: the relationships that fill it, the politics that divide it, and the small victories and big losses that give it shape. "We're living in such a unique moment in history," says lead singer and songwriter Taylor Goldsmith, "Many of these songs are an attempt to come to terms with the modern world, while always trying to consider both sides of the story."

In the decade since Dawes emerged from Southern California, the band, consisting of guitarist/singer Taylor Goldsmith, drummer Griffin Goldsmith, bassist Wylie Gelber, and keyboardist Lee Pardini, has evolved and electrified and grown into a forward-thinking band for the 21st century. The result is Passwords, a warm, lived-in album that spotlights Dawes's strength as a live act while also staying rooted in studio craft and consideration. The album bounces between the familiar territory of guitar-driven indie rock (the anthemic, atmospheric "Living In The Future"); SoCal soul ("My Greatest Invention"); and modern folk ("I Can't Love," "Stay Down"), but also embraces a spacier, experimental approach thanks to the band's newest member, keyboardist Lee Pardini.

For Passwords, Dawes was reunited with Jonathan Wilson, who produced the band's first two albums. "Part of the DNA of Dawes was shaped by Jonathan," Goldsmith says. "Those first two Dawes records have a certain essence to them. We were figuring out who we were. When it came time to produce our sixth album, why not go back to the guy who started it all with us?" Wilson adds: "I wanted to record them live and capture that magic that you can only get recording a real fucking band, that lives together and breathes together as a unit. There aren't too many of those left, but I think we captured it."

Ultimately, Passwords is a clever and clear-eyed defense of empathy in the face of apathy (on songs like "Living In The Future") and a timely call for patience and understanding in an age of political partisanship (on "Crack the Case"). "Songs can be passwords," Goldsmith says, "because they're a means of giving access to someone else's perspective, thereby elaborating your own." In this way, Passwords uses its words wisely, unfolding with well-reasoned articulation and pointed punch, while never compromising the band's innate musicality and song-writing prowess. Rarely has a band created such an appropriate soundtrack for the modern age, and with Passwords, Dawes does just that.

In August, Dawes will join Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra on their first North American tour in over 30 years, and open for the band in cities including Oakland, Denver, Dallas, as well as two shows at NYC's Madison Square Garden and two shows at LA's The Forum. The band will also perform a date in Vienna, VA with Shovels and Rope and festival dates including Pilgrimage Music Festival. Full dates below. Tickets for these dates are available now and can be purchased here. Dawes will announce a full North American headlining tour soon.

Dawes- Passwords Tracklisting
1. Living in the Future
2. Stay Down
3. Crack the Case
4. Feed the Fire
5. My Greatest Invention
6. Telescope
7. I Can't Love
8. Mistakes We Should Have Made
9. Never Gonna Say Goodbye
10. Time Flies Either Way

Dawes Tour Dates– Tickets at http://dawestheband.com/events

May 20 /// Houston, TX /// The Great Texas BBQ Festival^
August 2 /// Oakland, CA /// Oracle Arena*
August 4 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Forum*
August 5 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Forum*
August 8 /// Denver, CO /// Pepsi Center*
August 10 /// Houston, TX /// Toyota Center*
August 13 /// Dallas, TX /// American Airlines Center*
August 15 /// Chicago, IL /// Allstate Arena*
August 16 /// Detroit, MI /// Little Caesars Arena*
August 17 /// Wellston, MI /// Hoxeyville Music Festival^
August 18 /// Toronto, ON /// Air Canada Centre*
August 21 /// New York, NY /// Madison Square Garden*
August 22 /// New York, NY /// Madison Square Garden*
August 23 /// Vienna, VA /// Wolf Trap&
August 24 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Wells Fargo Center*
September 15 /// Fredericton, NB, Canada /// Harvest Jazz And Blues Festival^
September 16 /// Canton, MA /// Festival At The Farm^
September 22 /// Franklin, TN /// Pilgrimage Music Festival^

* w/ Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra
^ Festival Date
& w/ Shovels & Rope

 LTNT Announce UK Tour .

LTNTTuesday 15th May 2018
LTNT are set to release their up and coming E.P 'YODE'via Canine Riot on July 13th,2018 

'YODE'is full of raw energy, punk rock attitude and blistering 3-part melodies. Debut single 'Happy Days' is a relentless force to be reckoned with, with its heavy sludgy guitars and hypnotic chorus while 'Fuck Bunny'takes more of an experimental approach but nevertheless resonates with that classic LTNT dark humour. 

The E.P was produced by Liam Lever, Shaun Morgan and Matt Hyde

 "YODE is an introductory selection of songs from a session at monnow valley studios, marking a new and unexpected era for LTNT. We thought maybe the band was dead but after some drastic changes and some dramatic improvements, we're back with less bollocks and better songs" – vocalist Liam Lever. 

On Shaun Morgan's (Seether) involvement "Since shaun and I met we've been on a lot of dates. Pottery classes, salsa lessons, things like that. So as we grew closer it was only a matter of time before we became involved musically. He really believes in what I'm doing and has helped in every way he could, from signing us to canine riot to coming over to monnow valley to co-produce the record to inviting us to support every seether show we can get to. He is like a brother except he doesn't beat me up or make me eat dog shit" – Liam Lever 

One of LTNTs driving forces are their superb live performances which have seen the band tour with the likes of Brant Bjork, Chevelle and Seether. The attention also secured the band a spot at Reading and Leeds Festival two years in a row where the BBC named their set 'the best of Festival Republic stage.' LTNT have also played Handmade Festival, The Great Escape and Camden Rocks, Download Festival and Y-Not Festival  

Tracklistsing:
Fuck Bunny 
Whitey
Happy Days
Call It What You Like

 Press To Meco Announce UK Tour.

Press To MecoTuesday 15th May 2018
ollowing their sold-out release show at London's The Black Heart in April, Press to MECO have announced a full UK headline tour for October and November.

The seven date run will begin on 31st October in Glasgow and conclude with a special full album play through show on 10th November at London Boston Music Room.

Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday 16th May.

The band are also appearing at a number of festivals this summer. Full tour dates below:

02.06 London, Camden Rocks Festival
12.07 Cheltenham, 2000 Trees Festival
08.09 Corby, Rocked Up Hootenanny

Here's To The Fatigue UK Tour 2018

31.10 Glasgow, King Tuts
01.11 Manchester, Star and Garter
02.11 Leeds, Key Club
03.11 Birmingham, Asylum 2
08.11 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
09.11 Brighton, Sticky Mikes Frog Bar
10.11 London, Boston Music Room

 Volbeat Announce London House Of Vans Show.

VolbeatTuesday 15th May 2018
Grammy-nominated Danish hard rock outfit VOLBEAT are delighted to announce a extremely special London show on Wednesday 30th May, at House of Vans.

This notable event will be free to the public. Tickets can be applied for at www.houseofvanslondon.com from 4pm BST on Monday 14th May. Rebels & Angels fan club members will have exclusive early access to an limited number of tickets from 10am BST on Monday 14th May.

VOLBEAT return to the UK from Saturday 26th May for a string of headline shows as well as a main stage slot at Download Festival, closing out their UK touring for record-breaking album Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie. The band will return to the studio later this year, with a new album planned for 2019.Don't miss their signature hybrid of rock prowess, metal power, blues soul, and rockabilly swing!

UK DATES:
Sat 26th May - BELFAST The Telegraph Building
Sun 27th May - DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Tue 29th May - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Wed 30th May - LONDON House Of Vans (free show)
Wed 6th Jun - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 8th Jun - DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL +

 John Williams Hits The UK Album Charts.

John WilliamsSunday 13th May 2018
Iconic film composer John Williams makes chart history today as his album 'A Life in Music' reaches the Top 20 of the Official UK Album Chart – the first time he has achieved this feat for a non-soundtrack release. The album, which features brand new recordings of his best-loved works, has also topped the UK Classical Chart for the first time ever.

To coincide with the No.15 album chart position, a ground-breaking new video is being released, which allows fans to experience John Williams' famous film themes – including Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Jaws – in immersive 360˚ audio and visual for the first time in classical music, with tracks changing as you move around the video. Try it here: www.johnwilliams360.com

Recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra at London's Air Studios, 'A Life in Music' was conducted by Gavin Greenaway. The 10-track collection includes the premiere recording of the Theme from Schindler's List in Williams' official arrangement for cello (rather than solo violin).

In January, Williams broke his own Oscars record with more nominations than any other living person. Williams has also won 24 Grammys, seven BAFTAs, four Golden Globes and five Oscars, with numerous gold and platinum records.

2018 marks a major milestone for John Williams as the Hollywood legend celebrates 60 years working in film. Later this year, he will conduct the LSO in an extremely rare performance at London's Royal Albert Hall on Friday 26th October, making it John Williams's first performance in the UK for 20 years (since appearing at the Barbican Centre, where the LSO is resident).

Over the span of his career, John Williams has graced the screens and touched the hearts of people across the world with his beloved scores, and now he makes UK chart history with A Life in Music, an album showcasing his extraordinary life's work.

 Sevendust Release Video For 'Medicated'.

SevendustSunday 13th May 2018
US rock/metal group Sevendust have unveiled a new music video for song "Medicated", taken from their twelfth studio album, All I See Is War, released today via Rise Records. The song was inspired by the current opioid crisis.

“The subject matter is a bit different,” explains guitarist John Connolly. “Porcupine Tree’s Fear Of A Blank Planet is arguably one of my favourite records. The idea is similar to ‘Anesthetize.’ These pharmaceutical companies have made it so everyone is hooked on something. You don’t even know why you’re on these medications. All of last year’s horrific suicides were linked to a pill. Think about the opioid crisis. It asks, ‘Can we just stop?’” The video for the song can be seen here: https://youtu.be/nLKp7bG--os.

“Medicated” follows in the footsteps of the recently released “Not Original” and debut single “Dirty.” The first single continues to climb steadily up US active rock charts, sitting in the Top 20 at present. The video for “Dirty” has been viewed over 2.2 million times since it was released in mid-March and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/8avjkSoRSbk.

 Lucifer To Release Second Studio album 'Lucifer II'.

LuciferSunday 13th May 2018
On July 6th, 2018, heavy rockers LUCIFER will release their much anticipated second studio album, “Lucifer II”. Now, the band invites you to check out the album’s opening track ‘California Son’.

Singer Johanna Sadonis comments: “It is with great pleasure to bring you the video for our new single, ‘California Son’. We tried to squeeze in all things fun: old-school green screens, motorcycles, heavy music and cemeteries. Hope you dig it!”

Watch 'California Son' here: https://youtu.be/A7JCQRHROCk
International presales have begun and the album is available as 180 gram vinyl plus CD inside a flipback sleeve, on CD and all digital platforms.
“Lucifer II” will also be released in various, limited coloured vinyl editions:

100x clear vinyl – Cmdistro.de // SOLD OUT
200x silver vinyl – Cdon.se
200x solid red – Bengans.se
200x white – Tictail/Sound Pollution
200x gold - Nuclear Blast
200x transparent red – Century Media store US
300x transparent sun yellow – available through US indie stores

Pre-order links to all these editions and more available here: https://lucifer.lnk.to/LuciferII

“Lucifer II” marks the first studio release of the new LUCIFER incarnation now consisting of vocalist Johanna Sadonis, guitarist Robin Tidebrink, and multi-instrumentalist Nicke Andersson, who plays drums and also took over bass and guitar when recording “Lucifer II”. The band’s live line-up also features Martin Nordin (Dead Lord) on guitar and bass player Alexander Mayr.

“Lucifer II” was recorded at the Honk Palace in Stockholm and Ola Ersfjord (Dead Lord, Tribulation, Primordial) mixed it at Cuervo Recording Service in Madrid.

Originally, LUCIFER formed in Berlin back in 2014 consisting of singer Johanna Sadonis and members from Cathedral, Angel Witch and Ladytron. The first 7inch single ‘Anubis’ and debut album “Lucifer I” were released by British label Rise Above Records, quickly establishing the group as a promising new act offering excellent 1970s hard rock with a good dose of proto metal and doom added to the mix. Citing Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Blue Öyster Cult, Lucifer’s Friend, Steppenwolf, 70’s Heart and Fleetwood Mac as inspiration, LUCIFER corrupted the souls of many and achieved international recognition on tours through Europe, USA, Canada and Japan.

With a shift of constellation within the band in 2016 and Johanna Sadonis moving from Berlin to Stockholm, LUCIFER are now ready for an exciting new chapter in their career. With Nicke Andersson (The Hellacopters, Entombed, Imperial State Electric, Death Breath etc.), Sadonis found a congenial new song-writing partner, and “Lucifer II” turns out to be a strong sonic statement.

LUCIFER are already booked for a number of international festivals and concerts like Psycho Las Vegas, Hellfest, Desertfest and Germany’s cult TV show ‘Rockpalast’.

LUCIFER live:
May 31, Muskelrock Festival, Alvesta, SWE
Jun 2, Freak Valley Festival, Netphen-Deuz, GER
Jun 24, Hellfest, Clisson, FR
Aug 17, Psycho Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA
Oct 10, Rockpalast Crossroads Festival, Bonn, GER
Oct 19, Into the Void Festival, Leeuwarden, NL
…more dates to follow…
THE SECOND COMING STARTS NOW.

 Jonathan Davis Releases New Single 'Basic Needs'.

Jonathan DavisFriday 11th May 2018
Jonathan Davis of Korn, whose previous musical contributions have yielded two GRAMMY® Award wins, eight GRAMMY® Award nominations, worldwide sales of 40 million-plus, has released a new song, “Basic Needs” PRESS HERE to watch.  The third track released from his debut solo album, Black Labyrinth, out May 25 on Sumerian Records, follows the previous releases “Everyone” and “What It Is.” “What It Is” is currently Top 5 on the Active Rock Charts in the US and debuted as the #1 most added single on Rock radio.

The new track, “Basic Needs,” continues to echo Davis’ imaginative and genre-bending approach to Black Labyrinth. The album represents the beginning of a new chapter for the Bakersfield, CA singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. It also comes as a natural step in his evolution, inspired in part by the Ganzfeld Experiment, and the out of body experiences and hallucinations that often accompany it. Davis quietly compiled ideas for what would become this solo effort beginning back in 2007. Writing and recording on the road, he personally contributed guitar, keys, and anything else he could get his hands on to the record. Moreover, the music was primarily recorded live, a departure from Korn’s heavily calculated, meticulous, studio approach to creation.

Davis is no stranger to finding success while pushing the boundaries of music. Throughout over 20 years in music, his presence has coursed through film scores, popular video game franchises, and official remixes for the likes of Steve Aoki and more. Along the way, he has also lent his voice to tracks for everyone from Linkin Park to Tech N9ne.

"Black Labyrinth" tracklist:
(PRESS HERE to listen to 30-second clips of the entire album)

  1. Underneath My Skin
  2. Final Days
  3. Everyone (PRESS HERE to Watch Official Video)
  4. Happiness
  5. Your God
  6. Walk On By
  7. The Secret
  8. Basic Needs (PRESS HERE to listen)
  9. Medicate
  10. Please Tell Me
  11. What You Believe
  12. Gender
  13. What It Is (PRESS HERE to Watch Official Video)
Pre-Orders are available at the following link: http://smarturl.it/BlackLabyrinth

Jonathan Davis will be bringing 'Black Labyrinth' to the UK on the following dates:

06.06 Manchester, Club Academy
07.06 London, Islington Academy
08.06 UK, Download
 Lamb Of God To Support Slayer On Slayer's Final World Tour.

SlayerFriday 11th May 2018
Gold-certified, Billboard chart-topping, five-time Grammy nominated band LAMB OF GOD will release their highly-anticipated covers album as BURN THE PRIESTLegion: XX, next Friday, May 18 via Nuclear Blast in celebration of BURN THE PRIEST's upcoming 20th anniversary. Legion: XX is a collection of songs reflecting the greatness of the classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise artists that influenced them in their formative years, executed with the band's signature modern sound.

BURN THE PRIEST rocked the music world with the release of their brash, in-your-face Legion: XX covers of the Accused's "Inherit The Earth" and Big Black's "Kerosene", and today fans can witness another blazing cover – this time of Bad Brains' "I Against I". Listen now via http://burn-the-priest.com.

"It's been a super-big honour to recently sing with one of my favourite bands of all time," says vocalist Randy Blythe. "Playing with the Bad Brains was an unearthly experience – trying to replace the fastest-singing human ever on songs like "Banned in DC and "Pay to Cum." When it came time to choose our cover of I Against I', I was trying not to sound like H.R., as he's so unique, but yet also throwing in enough of his style to show respect to his unique voice, through my interpretation.  To cover the Bad Brains can't be a straight-forward cover, we had to nail it, and we did."

In addition to these tracks, Legion: XX features other songs originally performed by Cro-MagsAgnostic FrontQuicksandMinistryMelvinsS.O.D., and Richmond punk band Sliang Laos. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, Legion: XX exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element.

Pre-orders and merch bundles are available now via: http://nblast.de/BTPLegionXX
Pre-order »Legion: XX« digitally to receive 'Kerosene''Inherit The Earth' and 'I Against I' instantly!

Listen to 'Kerosene' here: https://youtu.be/rhMM4ZNX3lw
Stream or purchase the single here: http://nblast.de/BurnThePriestKerosene

Watch 'Inherit The Earth' now: https://www.vevo.com/artist/burn-the-priest 

LAMB OF GOD may be one of the biggest bands in modern metal, but they will never forget where they came from. Mark Morton (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums) formed the first incarnation of the band, BURN THE PRIEST, in the winter of 1994 after meeting four years earlier as students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Less than a year later, in the summer of 1995, they met vocalist Randy Blythe before adding Chris Adler's brother, Willie Adler (guitar), prior to transitioning to LAMB OF GOD – and the rest is global metal history.

The tracks on Legion: XX are performed with the unmistakable precision that has kept LAMB OF GOD vital for two decades, but ultimately harks back to the raw, punk-driven sound first explored by four unsuspecting college students and a line cook-turned-vocalist in their beginnings as heavy music giants.
Legion: XX track listing:
1. Inherit The Earth (originally performed by The Accused)
2. Honey Bucket (originally performed by Melvins)
3. Kerosene (originally performed by Big Black)
4. Kill Yourself (originally performed by S.O.D.)
5. I Against I (originally performed by Bad Brains)
6. Axis Rot (originally performed by Sliang Laos)
7. Jesus Built My Hotrod (originally performed by Ministry)
8. One Voice (originally performed by Agnostic Front)
9. Dine Alone (originally performed by Quicksand)
10. We Gotta Know (originally performed by Cro-Mags)

Yesterday, LAMB OF GOD hit the road in the USA in direct support of Slayer's final world tour. This morning, the UK leg was announced. At 9.00am UK time next Friday 18th May, UK tickets go on general sale  at https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/slayer-tickets.  Slayer's Slaytanic Wehrmacht fan club and O2 presales commence at 9.00am UK time on Wednesday 16th May and Live Nation's presale begins at 10.00am UK time Thursday 17th May. LAMB OF GOD, Anthrax, and Obituary will support across the UK & Europe. 

The UK dates rack up as follows: 
Thu 1st Nov - DUBLIN 3 Arena
Sat 3rd Nov - LONDON SSE Wembley Arena
Mon 5th Nov - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Wed 7th Nov - BIRMINGHAM Arena
Fri 9th Nov - MANCHESTER Arena
Sat 10th Nov - NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Mon 12th Nov - GLASGOW SSE Arena

 Slwocoaches Release New Single.

SlowcoachesFriday 11th May 2018
UK punk trio Slowcoaches continue on their roll of biting social commentary with new single 'Found Down': "It's about how the 'struggle' of the artist is glamorised by mainstream labels via the media in order to sell records," says vocalist/bassist Heather Perkins. "And it's about how mundane and frustrating the day-to-day reality of that struggle can actually be, whether that's mental, financial or something else."

The single will be released as a 7", backed by their cover of Misfits' 'Skulls' on the B-side (suitably released for Halloween last year). The vinyl will be available at the band's live dates this month and next, which include an appearance at Raw Power Festival in London and Festivals in Germany.

Slowcoaches' debut album 'Nothing Gives' was released at the tail-end of 2016 and they've been laying waste to stages around the country and continent since then, whilst working on follow-up material. A second album is expected for release via Leisure & District towards the end of this year.  

LIVE DATES:
May
Fri 11 – London, UK @ George Tavern (support from Cassels)
Sun 27 – London, UK @ Raw Power Festival
June
5th – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Thu 7 - Hamburg, Germany @ Booze Cruise Festival
Fri 8 - Nuremberg, Germany @ Desi Festival
Thu 21 – Leeds, UK @ Chunk
Sat 23 – Sheffield, UK @ Delicious Clam (support from Chest Pains + Pink Cigs)

 Northlane Release New Music Video.

NorthlaneFriday 11th May 2018
Northlane have released their brand new video for "Heartmachine". Lifted from their recent album Mesmer, "Heartmachine" is the final video in the Mesmer collection, and its existence was alluded to in the album trailer that was released right before the surprise album drop.

A deeply personal song about the human condition, "Heartmachine" was directed by Jason Eshraghian and it premiered on Apple Music this week.  
Frontman Marcus Bridge explains: "Heartmachine is a song about pain, heartbreak and loss. When the heart wants to heal and move forward, anxiety and depression work like a machine to drag you down again and again. I wrote this song in the studio after feeling low for months about a relationship that had fallen apart on top of other personal issues. I almost immediately felt a weight lifted off my chest when I started to release that pain through this song. As I let go of my heartbreak, represented through my relationship with the female character in the music video, my strength grows and I'm finally able to control my power at the end of it all."

Northlane will also return to the UK later this month to play Slam Dunk Festival and headline shows in Ireland.
You can see the band at the following dates:
22nd May - Voodoo Lounge Dublin
23rd May - Dolans Warehouse Limerick 
24th May - The Limelight 2 Belfast
Slam Dunk Festival:
26th May Leeds Slam Dunk North
Sun 27th May Hatfield Slam Dunk South 
Mon 28th May Birmingham Slam Dunk Midlands
Northlane released Mesmer in March 2017 with no forewarning, which debuted at #3 on the ARIA Chart and earned the band their second ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal album that same year. In 2018, Mesmer has been on to be nominated for an AIR award for Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album, as well as Best Artwork at the Heavy Music Awards. 

 Europe Release New Music Video.

EuropeWednesday 9th May 2018
Europe are pleased to announce the premiere of their new video for "The Siege" taken from their critically acclaimed album "Walk The Earth", which was recorded at legendary Abbey Road Studios in London during the spring of 2017.  Produced by Grammy winner Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isabell) it was released on October 20th2017 via Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music).

"The Siege" described by singer Joey Tempest as a "snapshot" of a battle during The French Revolution, from an album that in part is lyrically exploring the rise and possible fall of western democracy and features collaboration with Joey's old friend Chris Difford (from the band Squeeze) on the lyric. 

The Video is directed by Europe's long-time collaborator Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Arch Enemy).

Praised by critics around the globe since its release, "Walk The Earth" has easily cemented its reputation as a rock music masterpiece.  Among the abundant awards received, "Walk The Earth" won Best Albumat the 2018 Swedish Grammi AwardsBest Album of the YearBandit RockRadioand came in at first place in the Albumof The YearSweden Rock Magazine.

Europe are embarking on their first ever tour of Australia this May followed by European festivals and a European tour in the Autumn with a landmark show at legendary Royal Albert Hall in London on September 23rd.
The Walk the Earth World tour will then continue into 2019

 "...the new EUROPE album slays. (9 out of 10)" 
- Outburn 

"Swedes unleash 70's fire" 8/10 
- Guitarist Magazine

"Walk the Earth takes the grandeur of Led Zeppelin and the beef of Deep Purple to create a muscular sound" 
- Planet Rock Magazine

"Powerful, thundering rock!" 8/10 
- Powerplay Magazine

"Excellent and Epic" 8/10 
- Classic Rock Magazine

"Retro and Reinvigorated" 4/5 
- Total Guitar Magazine

From the anthemic sound of the opening track "Walk The Earth" – to the heavy vibe that is "Haze", from the instant melody of "Election Day" to the lyrical content of "Kingdom United", "Walk The Earth" is the album that sees Europe rightly acclaimed as a band at the height of their powers. The wonderful melodies and depth of Joey Tempest's vocals along with a powerhouse rhythm section and the guitar playing of John Norum, one of the great underrated guitarists.  Norum's guitar playing shines across the record.  This is an album that is big in its scope and sound.  Much like previous album "War Of Kings", "Walk The Earth" is an album that has instant appeal but is also an album that needs to be lived with, in order to uncover its depth. 

"Walk The Earth" track-listing:
1. Walk The Earth
2. The Siege
3. Kingdom United
4. Pictures
5. Election Day
6. Wolves
7. GTO
8. Haze
9. Whenever You're Ready
10. Turn To Dust

Since forming in 1979 Europe have sold over 25 million albums, toured across the world and become one of the greats of modern rock music. The bands all conquering "The Final Countdown" album has alone sold over 15 million copies worldwide and the single of the same name was No 1 in 25 countries.

EUROPE on Tour:
12.05.2018   INDONESIA , BOYOLALI - PANDANARANG STADIUM
16.05.2018   AUSTRALIA , PERTH - CONCERT HALL
18.05.2018   AUSTRALIA , ADELAIDE - THEBARTON THEATRE
19.05.2018   AUSTRALIA , MELBOURNE - PALAIS THEATRE – MELBOURNE
22.05.2018   AUSTRALIA , SYDNEY - ENMORE THEATRE – SYDNEY
23.05.2018   AUSTRALIA , BRISBANE - THE TIVOLI – BRISBANE
16.06.2018   POLAND, OSWIECIM – TAURON LIFE FESTIVAL
22.06.2018  FRANCE, CLISSON – HELLFEST 
30.06.2018   SWEDEN, BORLANGE – DALECARLIA FESTIVAL
01.07.2018   FINLAND, SUVILAHTI - TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL 
07.07.2018   FINLAND, KUOPIO, KUOPIO WINE FESTIVAL
11.07.2018   SPAIN, CORDOBA – FESTIVAL DE LA GUITARRA
12.07.2018  GERMANY, BALINGEN – BANG YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL
14.07.2018   SWEDEN , KARLSKRONA - HASSLO FESTIVALEN
24.08.2018  NORWAY, MO I RANA – VERKET FESTIVAL
25.08.2018   NORWAY, ASKER – HVALSTRAND FESTIVAL
31.08.2018   SWEDEN , STOCKHOLM - GRÖNA LUND
01.09.2018   NORWAY, SARPSBORG - SARPSBORGFESTIVALALEN
11.09.2018   UK , BELFAST - ULSTER HALL
12.09.2018   IRELAND , DUBLIN - OLYMPIA THEATRE
14.09.2018   UK , MANCHESTER - ACADEMY
15.09.2018   UK , GLASGOW - BARROWLAND BALLROOM
17.09.2018   UK , NEWCASTLE - O2 ACADEMY
18.09.2018   UK , NOTTINGHAM - ROCK CITY
19.09.2018   UK , BIRMINGHAM - O2 INSTITUTE
21.09.2018   UK , CARDIFF - ST. DAVID'S HALL
22.09.2018   UK , PORTSMOUTH - PYRAMID CENTRE
23.09.2018   UK , LONDON - ROYAL ALBERT HALL
24.09.2018   UK , BRIGHTON - DOME
26.09.2018   NETHERLANDS , TILBURG - 013
27.09.2018   FRANCE , PARIS - LE TRIANON
29.09.2018  AUSTRIA, VIENNA – GASOMETER
01.10.2018  SWITZERLAND, ZURICH – KOMPLEX 457
02.10.2018   ITALY , BOLOGNA - ESTRAGON
03.10.2018   FRANCE, MARSEILLE - LE SILO
05.10.2018  SPAIN, BILBAO – SANTANA 27
06.10.2018   SPAIN, ZARAGOZA – MULTIUSOS
07.10.2018   SPAIN, MADRID – LA RIVIERA

 Babymetal Release Brand New Single.

Baby MetalWednesday 9th May 2018
BABYMETAL’s music video of their new song "Distortion" was uploaded on BABYMETAL's official You Tube channel and became available on digital platforms such as iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify as a digital release.  

BABYMETAL fans will get their first chance to hear this new song live on the first date of their WORLD TOUR 2018 in Kansas City, MO (Uptown Theater). The BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 begins today in the U.S. with sold out headline shows before appearances at some of the most recognized festivals in the world, including Rock on the Range (U.S.), Rock am Ring, Rock im Park (Germany), and Download (U.K.).

On April 1st, known as "FOX DAY", a new prophecy was revealed. The prophecy revealed that up until now we have only experienced the LIGHT SIDE and there exists an unknown DARK SIDE, a legend of seven metal spirits THE CHOSEN SEVEN. The new song “Distortion” explores the unrevealed DARK SIDE, the APOCRYPHA, the legend of seven metal spirits in which power is distorted through time and space. The music video of this song presents this unknown side and marks the important beginning of a new legend.

■"Distortion" Music Video
https://youtu.be/1ce456Nnkt8

■Digital single "Distortion"
<Download> 
▼iTunes
 https://BMetal.lnk.to/Distortion

<Streaming> 
▼Apple Music
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/babymetal/477101776

▼Spotify
http://open.spotify.com/artist/630wzNP2OL7fl4Xl0GnMWq

 State Champs Release Video For 'Crystal Ball'.

State ChampsWednesday 9th May 2018
Pop punk heroes State Champs have premiered new song, 'Crystal Ball' on Radio 1's Rock Show last night as 'Rockest Record'. 'Crystal Ball' is taken from the bands recently announced new record Living Proof  which will be released on June 15, 2018 on Pure Noise Records. Pre-order is currently available for the upcoming album via the label's site.

"Crystal Ball is a song about personal investment of time and effort while questioning the outcome and worth of it all. Everyone has to find their own way to seize the moment and stay on their path. Musically, we tried some new things and thought outside of the box to bring a catchy, yet technical dynamic to Champs which we are very excited about." says singer Derek Discanio.

Listen to Crystal Ball here
The band will play Slam Dunk Festival this month:
Slam Dunk Festival:
26th May Leeds Slam Dunk North
Sun 27th May Hatfield Slam Dunk South 
Mon 28th May Birmingham Slam Dunk Midlands

Additionally, you can also watch State Champs' previously released video for 'Dead And Gone,' taken from Living Proofhere
Over the past decade, Albany, New York's State Champs have become a major player in the world of pop-punk, helping define the shape of the genre for a new generation of fans. And on June 15, Living Proof will push pop-punk forward. 

Formed in 2010 by vocalist Derek DiScanio and guitarist Tyler Szalkowski, the pair began laying the foundation of State Champs in garages and basements throughout their hometown. The band's lineup would shift a bit, but DiScanio and Szalkowski were always at the helm, crafting the band's 2013 debut, The Finer Things, along with guitarist Tony "Rival" Diaz and drummer Evan Ambrosio. They'd add bassist Ryan Scott Graham the following year and, in 2015, they'd release Around The World And Back, a record that elevated State Champs to a frontrunner in the genre. 

The band's third album, Living Proof, will be released June 15 on Pure Noise Records, and it's the most ambitious and cohesive work in the band's catalog. "It was like, let's take as many swings at it, try as many new things and experiment, until we get to the point where we could start searching through it all and then find the album," says DiScanio of the writing process. After touring for Around The World And Back wrapped, the band returned to Albany, headed back into the garage, and started writing songs for what would become the framework for Living Proof. Getting back to their roots paid dividends, as the band had a new batch of songs ready, and once they linked up with the album's producers, they wrote even more. 

Living Proof was recorded in two different sessions with different teams assisting the band. The first session saw John Feldmann producing, who brought his knack for writing hit records—which he's done for bands like Blink-182 and Good Charlotte—into the fold. But State Champs wouldn't let their old-school roots die, teaming up with Mike Green and Kyle Black, the pair that shepherded Around The World And Back across the finish line. "If there was only one chance we had at beating the sound of Around The World And Back, we still had to have them involved," saud DiScanio. With the recording process split in two, it allowed State Champs to write and record more songs than ever before, culling it down to the most potent batch possible. "At the end of the writing and recording process, we had 19 or 20 songs. We looked at each other like, 'Holy shit. What the hell? This has never happened before,'" he said. .

Not only that, State Champs collaborated with some of pop-punk's heaviest hitters, as the band co-wrote songs with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low and Mark Hoppus from Blink-182. Though State Champs had no intention of working with Hoppus, the punk legend stopped by Feldmann's studio while the band was recording and quickly took a liking to them Before long, Hoppus was helping the band write a pair of songs, working with DiScanio on the lyrics, and then jumping in the vocal booth to lay down some parts of his own. "We had no idea he was even coming in," said DiScanio, "Then the next day, me and Mark Hoppus are just sitting out by John Feldmann's pool writing lyrics from scratch. And that ultimately ended up being 'Dead And Gone,' which is the first single on the record."

This chance encounter speaks to what's at the heart of Living Proof, and that's DiScanio's embrace of the things you can't prepare for. "Living Proof has a lot to do with independence, and finding the independence within you, embracing the mixed emotions that fall in your lap a lot of the time," said DiScanio, noting that the album's title is taken from the song "Cut Through The Static," where he proclaims, "Let's cut through the static and be the living proof." On an album full of go-for-broke moments, State Champs pushed themselves to new heights without ever forgetting where they came from. 

"There are songs on this album about everything," he said, "There's break-ups, and flings, love, loss, all of that. I've seen a little bit of everything through this writing process." Living Proof is a record about coming out the other side those experiences, both triumphant and humbled. That growth as palpable, as State Champs made a record that's like nothing they've done before, but is still an an album that only they could ever make. 

 Cancer Bats Announce Small UK Shows.

Cancer BatsWednesday 9th May 2018
Canadian punk rock bruisers CANCER BATS have announced a short run of tiny shows after their performance at this years Download Festival.  Tickets go on sale this Friday... you better be quick!

June
8th Download Festival, Donington
9th Exeter, Cavern
10th Plymouth, The Junction
11th London, Brixton Academy (Supporting Alexisonfire - SOLD OUT)
12th Southend, Chinnerys
13th Bournemouth, The Old Fire Station
14th Dover, The Booking Hall

Cancer Bats surprise released their brand new album "The Spark That Moves" to rapturous response last week and had a sold-out and absolutely insane run of shows at The Underworld in Camden.  

Check out their awesome new animated video for "Gatekeeper". Directed by Stevie Gee (steviegee.com) and written by Gee and Essy May, who both worked on Mastodon's "Steambreather", the super awesome 80s-inspired animated short, features motorbike-riding ghouls, a sorcerer and the motherf**king Cancer Bats performing in a crystal ball.

 Camden Rocks Adds More Bands.

Camden RocksWednesday 9th May 2018
With less than a month to go until North London enjoys the annual Camden Rocks Festival on June 2nd, the penultimate line up has been revealed with over 200 bands playing across multiple venues in Camden. This is the 6th all-dayer that Camden Rocks would have graced Camden Town with, a festival known for sunshine, cold drinks and good times alongside over 1500 musicians and 8000 music fans soaking up the carnival atmosphere!

British indie rock duo, Blood Red Shoes have been announced to play today and add: "We're excited to play Camden Rocks for the first time and share a stage with the legendary Public Image Limited,"

They are joined by Carl Barat, who is this year's guest to DJ at the Koko aftershow, Essex Mod legends Missing Andy and another 54 rock and indie acts that include INME, Findlay, Pete Spiby & the Beat Alls, October Drift, The SoapGirls, Bryde, Reigning Days, Reverted, Berries, Longy & The Gospel Trash Drones, Hollowstar, Kid Kapichi, Leon Of Athens, Heavy Lungs, John Buckley, Flavour Nurse, BeXatron, The Jacques, The Ha'pennies, Missing Andy, Panic Island, Two Year Break, Sickjoy, 10 Gauge, Elswhere, Edgar Road, Greyhaven UK, As Sirens Fall, Arcane Militia, Wolf Cellar, Dr Schwamp, Priests to Pilots, Confessions of a Traitor, Katalina Kicks, The Silver Bayonets, Doomsday Outlaw, Pet Needs, We Are One, Albany, Tony Goff & The Broken Colours Glossii, Plain Sails, Lost In Stereo, Indya, Scrubs, Arable Desert, Juicebox Suspects, Hightown Parade, Thieves Of Liberty, Lighthouse, Desert Cloud, Those Damn Crows, Danny Starr, Mick O'Toole and The Lutras.

Also announced today is that Dr. Martens will run a new competition whereby Camden Rocks Festival ticket holders can enter to be allocated a spot to two very special and intimate gigs for Mallory Knox and The Rifles (Acoustic) at the Dr. Martens Boot Room; a 60 cap venue the size of your living room in the heart of Camden Market. Tickets will be allocated at random to Camden Rocks Festival ticket holders that sign up to the gig via the Dr. Martens Boot Room website before 24th May: http://www.drmartens.com/uk/dmsbootroom.

In addition to these performances, the Dr. Martens Boot Room will also be showcasing performances from emerging artists Heavy Lungs and Kid Kapichi (selected by The Joe Strummer Foundation), Glossii and Pet Needs, open for all Camden Rocks Festival ticket holders to attend.

North London's most prestigious rock festival has previously announced British Sea Power, Sikth Hacktivist, Crazy Town, Echobelly, Danny Goffey, Mercury-prize nominees Maxïmo Park, fabled post-punk originators Public Image Limited (PiL), Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic, grebo gurus Pop Will Eat Itself and post-Sex Pistols legends The Professionals and many more.

Grab your tickets now whilst they are still available from www.camdenrocksfestival.com where you can also find the full line-up and all festival information.

Follow Camden Rocks online for updates at:
facebook.com/CamdenRocksFestival
twitter.com/CamdenRocksFest
instagram.com/camdenrocksfest/

General sale tickets are priced at £39.50 (subject to booking fee) and give festival goers access to all 200+ bands and 20+ venues on the festival.

Aftershow tickets are priced at £10 (subject to booking fee) and give festival goers access to the aftershow at KOKO 11pm – 3am.

 Napalm Death Unleash New Video.

Napalm DeathWednesday 9th May 2018
UK Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are now launching a video clip for the opening track “Standardization” off their special 2CD, 2LP and Digital Download compilation “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”, recently released via Century Media Records.

Check out the video clip for “Standardization”, which was created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media here: https://youtu.be/FNlWLtZMvko

NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark “Barney“ Greenway checked in with the following comment about the clip: "Videos I find one of the trickiest mediums to make vibrant and impactful. Costin, the producer though, had a lot of stuff from our Roadburn Festival presentation which seemed to fit the music quite nicely and reflect the song's subject matter about the utter despair of a colourless life and desire of more conservative forces for a homogenous world according to gender, sexuality, human habits and, well, generally everything. No thanks!"

“Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” includes a total of 31 songs in a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH. Here is a complete track-listing with explanations for the source of each song:

NAPALM DEATH – “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”:
1. Standardization (02:46) -> LP-only bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
2. Oh So Pseudo (02:36) -> Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
3. It Failed To Explode (03:38) -> Japan-only bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
4. Losers (04:22) -> Bonus track from “The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code” album sessions 2004.
5. Call That An Option? (03:03) -> Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006.
6. Caste As Waste (03:06) -> Japan-only bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
7. We Hunt In Packs (03:49) -> Japan-only bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008.
8. Oxygen Of Duplicity (03:30) -> From Melvins Split EP, recorded 2013.
9. Paracide (01:39) -> Gepopel cover / Japan-only bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
10. Critical Gluttonous Mass (02:26) -> Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
11. Aim Without An Aim (03:05) -> Bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
12. An Extract (Strip It Clean) (03:12) -> From Split EP with Heaven Shall Burn, recorded 2014.
13. Phonetics For The Stupefied (03:29) -> From Split EP with Voivod, recorded 2014.
14. Suppressed Hunger (03:09) -> Bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008.
15. To Go Off And Things (02:29) -> Cardiacs cover / From Split EP with Melvins, recorded 2013.
16. Clouds of Cancer / Victims Of Ignorance (02:06) -> G-ANX cover / Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
17. What Is Past Is Prologue (02:57) -> Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
18. Like Piss To A Sting (01:31) -> From Split EP with Melt Banana, recorded 2014.
19. Where The Barren Is Fertile (02:22) -> From Split EP with Melt Banana, recorded 2014.
20. Crash The Pose (01:33) -> Gauze cover / Japan-only bonus track from “The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code” album sessions 2004.
21. Earthwire (02:55) -> Download only as DZI Foundation benefit following the 2015 Nepal earthquake, recorded 2014.
22. Will By Mouth (01:25) -> From Split EP with Converge, recorded 2012.
23. Everything In Mono (02:48) -> Bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
24. Omnipresent Knife In Your Back (05:15) -> Bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008.
25. Lifeline (03:18) -> Sacrilege cover / From “Respect Your Roots Worldwide” compilation, recorded 2011.
26. Youth Offender (02:07) -> B-Side from “Analysis Paralysis” EP; recorded 2011.
27. No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal) (03:02) -> From Split EP with Converge, recorded 2012.
28. Legacy Was Yesterday (02:15) -> From Decibel Magazine Flexi EP, recorded 2010.
29. Outconditioned (02:25) -> Despair cover / From “Covering 20 Years Of Extremes” compilation, recorded 2008.
30. Atheist Runt (06:07) -> Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006.
31. Weltschmerz (Extended Apocalyptic Version) (04:05) -> Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006.

Two singles were previously launched in anticipation of the release of “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”:
“Call That An Option?”: https://youtu.be/qugUJQUzma0
“Oh So Pseudo”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZzrZtOd2Po
The 2LP edition of “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” doesn’t only contain a poster and an LP-booklet, but is - next to an unlimited black vinyl version - also available in the following limited coloured vinyl runs: 100x copies white vinyl (CM Webshop Europe / Sold out!), 200x copies neon orange vinyl (CM USA), 200x copies silver vinyl (NBR) and 400x copies red vinyl (CM Distro / Sold out!).

Order the release in various formats here: https://napalmdeath.lnk.to/CodedSmearsAndMoreUncommonSlurs

NAPALM DEATH were today announced as the latest additions to this year's DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL. They will play the Dogtooth Stage on Friday 8th June.

 John Williams: 'A Life In Music Out' Now.

John WilliamsSaturday 5th May 2018
Decca Records and Classic FM, the UK’s most popular classical music station, are proud to announce the release of John Williams: A Life In Music – a brand new album of iconic movie scores by the world’s most successful film composer, including Star Wars, Jurassic Park, E.T. and many more. The album, which will be released on May the 4th (International Star Wars Day) features brand new recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra, who recorded many of John Williams’ original soundtracks, and includes a world premiere recording of the Theme from Schindler’s List for cello.

Recorded at London’s Air Studios with the 86-piece orchestra, this epic collection of music was conducted by Gavin Greenaway. The 10-track album features Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and the premiere recording of the Theme from Schindler’s List in Williams’ official arrangement for cello (rather than solo violin). There are also familiar tunes from Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars – which were all first recorded by the LSO.

The LSO’s close connection with John Williams dates back for over 40 years, and the standard is there to be heard in these new recordings. From writing the world’s best-loved soundtracks – including Jaws, E.T. and the Home Alone films – to conducting the world’s leading orchestras, Williams truly is one of the greatest living composers.

In January, Williams broke his own Oscars record with more nominations than any other living person. Williams has also won 24 Grammys, seven BAFTAs, four Golden Globes and five Oscars, with numerous gold and platinum records.

2018 marks a major milestone for John Williams as the Hollywood legend celebrates 60 years working in film. Later this year, he will conduct the LSO in an extremely rare performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Friday 26 October, making it John Williams’s first performance in the UK for 20 years (since appearing at the Barbican Centre, where the LSO is resident).

Over the span of his extraordinary career, John Williams has graced the TV screens and touched the hearts of people across the world with his music, and this new album promises to do the same.

Click HERE to watch the video trailer

 New Parkway Drive Album 'Reverence' Out Now'.

Parkway DriveSaturday 5th May 2018
Reverence, the sixth studio album from Australian metal band Parkway Drive, is available in stores and on streaming services today. Reverence is the most sonically adventurous and emotionally intense effort yet from the Byron Bay-based five-piece.

Produced by longtime Parkway Drive sound engineer George Hadjichristou, Reverence arrives as the follow-up to 2015's IRE—Parkway Drive's most hugely successful album to date and a major force in boosting their ever-growing worldwide following. In addition to broadening the band's sonic palette, Reverence offers up some of Parkway Drive's most devastating songs yet.

Listen to Reverence at Spotify now: 
https://open.spotify.com/album/46hNwndF4Tm6D1cGr0G5zL

Globally praised for their powerful live show, Parkway Drive will return to Europe and the U.K. in June. See the full list of European tour dates below.

TRACKLIST FOR REVERENCE:

1. Wishing Wells
2. Prey
3. Absolute Power
4. Cemetery Bloom
5. The Void
6. I Hope You Rot
7. Shadow Boxing
8. In Blood
9. Chronos
10. The Colour Of Leaving

Along with McCall, Parkway Drive features guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling, bassist Jia O'Connor, and drummer Ben Gordon.  Formed in Byron Bay in 2002, the band has released five studio albums, all on Epitaph:Killing with a Smile (2005), Horizons (2007), Deep Blue (2010), Atlas (2012), and IRE (2015). 
With all five albums certified gold in Australia, Parkway Drive have also released two platinum-selling DVDs (2012's Home is for the Heartless and 2009's Parkway Drive: The DVD).

PARKWAY DRIVE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:

June 1st, 2018 – Nijmegen, FortaRock (NL) - TICKETS      
June 2nd,2018 – Nürburgring, Rock Am Ring (DE) – TICKETS          
June 3rd, 2018 – Nürnberg, Rock Im Park (DE) – TICKETS            
June 5th, 2018 – Lyon, Le Radiant (FR) – TICKETS
June 6th, 2018 – Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm Open Air (AT) – TICKETS              
June 7th, 2018 – Interlaken, Greenfield (CH) – TICKETS    
June 9th, 2018 – Donington, Download Festival (UK) – TICKETS
June 14th, 2018 – Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock (AT) – TICKETS
June 15th, 2018 – Wroclaw, A2 (PL) – TICKETS    
June 16th, 2018 – Gräfenhainichen, With Full Force (DE) – TICKETS                           
June 18th, 2018 – Stockholm, Fryshuset (SE) – TICKETS   
June 19th, 2018 – Oslo, Rockefeller (NO) – TICKETS         
June 20th, 2018 – Gothenburg, Pustervik (SE) – TICKETS
June 21st, 2018 – Copenhagen, Copenhell (DK) – TICKETS             
June 22nd, 2018 – Dessel, Graspop (BE) – TICKETS            
June 23rd, 2018 – Clisson, Hellfest (FR)  TICKETS                                                                                            
June 26th, 2018 – Roma, Rock in Roma (IT) – TICKETS 
June 28th, 2018 – Airfield, Panensky Tynec Aerodrome (CZ) – TICKETS   
June 29th, 2018 – Madrid, Download Festival (ES) – TICKETS                      
June 30th, 2018 – Vana-Vigala, Hard Rock Laager (EST) – TICKETS
July 1st, 2018 – Helsinki, Tuska Open Air (FI) – TICKETS    

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

Dance Gavin DanceSaturday 5th May 2018
Rise Records and American rock quintet Dance Gavin Dance are excited to present "Son Of Robot," the second song to be released from the band's highly anticipated, forthcoming studio album titled Artificial Selection (pre-order). Produced by the band, Kris Crummett, Erik Ron and Dryw Owens, Artificial Selection is the strongest and most wondrously diverse showcase yet for the lauded post-hardcore experimentalists, equal parts intense, melodic, and unbound. Dance Gavin Dance fully indulges in the extremes of creativity, mining the outer reaches of the rock music landscape with thrilling abandon. It's all anchored in an ambitious blend of heady progressive rock and post-hardcore uniquely their own that clearly shines through on the album's stunning opening track. Check out "Son Of Robot" on Spotify and YouTube, and watch the futuristic music video for "Midnight Crusade" HERE. The video has already amassed over 1 million views to date.

Tracklist - Dance Gavin Dance - Artificial Selection
01. Son Of Robot
02. Midnight Crusade
03. Suspended In This Disaster
04. Care
05. Count Bassy
06. Flash
07. The Rattler
08. Shelf Life
09. Slouch
10. Story Of My Bros
11. Hair Song
12. Gospel Burnout
13. Bloodsucker
14. Evaporate

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

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

 Mayday Parade Announce New Album 'Sunnyland'.

Mayday ParadeSaturday 5th May 2018
MAYDAY PARADE has released "Piece Of Your Heart," the first song from their upcoming album, SUNNYLAND – click HERE to watch the video.

Set for a June 15th release, SUNNYLAND is the band's 6thstudio album and first with Rise Records. Fans who pre-order the album by clicking HERE will receive "Piece Of Your Heart" as an instant download.

"'Piece Of Your Heart' is a song about true love," says lead vocalist Derek Sanders. "The video turned out very sweet – it gives me a warm feeling. Thanks for checking it out!"

"'Piece Of Your Heart' came into the batch of songs pretty late in the game," adds guitarist Alex Garcia. "I think as we were going through pre-production with (producers) Zack (Odom)and Ken (Mount). I remember hearing the chorus and definitely being floored by it. As we worked on it more and more, it really started to shine and felt so good. It's crazy how sometimes things just really click when you're working on music."

The Tallahassee, Florida-based quintet (rounded out by bassist/vocalist Jeremy Lenzo, guitarist Brooks Betts and drummer/vocalist Jake Bundrick) recorded this follow-up to 2015's Black Lines with longtime producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, and for the first time, also teamed with Grammy nominated producer John Feldmann (blink-182, Panic! At the Disco) and Howard Benson (Of Mice & Men, My Chemical Romance). The result is an album built on impassioned vocals, sing-along choruses, and deeply heartfelt lyrics.

The album's title comes from an abandoned hospital where the band members hung out as  teenagers. "The hospital shut down sometime in the mid-'80s but then it just stayed there for decades," says Sanders. "It was a super-creepy place—it was overgrown with vines, and still had some of the hospital beds and IV stands—but we have all these good memories of hanging out there when we were younger."

A few days after the album's release, Mayday Parade will hit the road to headline this year's final Warped Tour USA, which kicks off June 21st in Pomona, CA.  The band actually got their start selling CDs in a Warped Tour parking lot, then went on to headline the tour five times.

"Warped Tour has been an integral part of any success we've had," says Bundrick. "We cut our teeth grinding in '06, selling our EP to the line and that experience definitely defined the band. I'm sad that it's ending but grateful to be part of the last one and more importantly to have experienced those endless summer days in parking lots as a small part of that crazy tour."

Over the course of the last 10 years, Mayday Parade has sold more than a million albums. Four of their releases have sold over 100,000 units each, with their most successful album (2007's A Lesson In Romantics) selling more than a half-million copies.  They have 60+ videos on YouTube with over 1 million views, and their songs have amassed over 350 million streams in the US alone.

Catch the band in the UK this Summer at the Download Festival, 8th June 2018

 Royce 5'9 Releases New Music Video With Eminem'.

TRoyce 59Saturday 5th May 2018
Royce 5'9" releases the incredible visual for the track "Caterpillar," featuring Eminem, today.  Although the two lyrical powerhouses have collaborated frequently, this marks the first time that Eminem has provided a verse for one of Royce's solo albums. Additionally, a version of "Caterpillar' featuring Logic will be included as a bonus track on "Book of Ryan".

"Caterpillar" is featured on Royce's highly-anticipated and most personal album yet, "Book of Ryan", which is out  May 4th, (Entertainment One/Heaven Studios, Inc.). In addition, a version of "Caterpillar' featuring Logic will be included as a bonus track on "Book of Ryan".  Pre-orders for the album are available now with the instant grat songs, "Dumb," and "Stay Woke" available immediately for download.

"Book of Ryan" is the seventh solo studio project from the grinding rhyme visionary born Ryan Montgomery, and is a work that defies well-worn, grizzled veteran rap clichés. Royce wrote more than 60 songs for the album. For Royce, it's all about the journey. "I just want the fans to hear my evolution as an artist as well as me as a man, and learn from my mistakes," he says. "I think they got a little bit of that with "Layers", but "Book of Ryan" is me letting it all out."

No other rapper from Detroit has been as prolific as Royce when it comes to releasing music.  In addition to his solo releases, over the span of his career, Royce has collaborated with long-time friend Eminem as a member of Bad Meets Evil on the release of the Hell: The Sequel, released two albums as a member of the lyrical assassins known as Slaughterhouse (with Joe Budden, King Crooked, and Joell Ortiz) and two releases with the lauded producer and DJ, DJ Premier as a member of PRhyme.  Their latest album, "PRhyme 2" was released to critical acclaim with the two going on tour starting May 30th in Philadelphia. See below for dates.   

Find Full Track Listing for Book of Ryan Below:

1     Intro
2     Woke
3         My Parallel (Skit)
4     Caterpillar featuring King Green & Eminem
5     God Speed featuring Ashley Sorrell
6     Dumb featuring Bookie
7     Who Are You (Skit)
8     Cocaine
9     Life Is Fair
10   Boblo Boat featuring J. Cole (J.Cole also directed the video - click to watch)
11   Legendary
12   Summer On Lock featuring Pusha T, Jadakiss, & Fabolous
13   Amazing featuring Melanie Rutherford
14   Outside featuring Marsha Ambrosius & Robert Glasper
15   Power
16   Protecting Ryan (Skit)
17   Strong Friend
18   Anything-Everything
19   Stay Woke featuring Ashley Sorrell
20   First of the Month featuring T. Pain & Chavis Chandler
 
Royce will also join Eminem on this forthcoming UK and European tour dates.  Catch him at one of the following shows:
 
June
 
30th Obos Oslo Sommer Time Festival, Oslo Norway
 
July
 
2nd Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
4th Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
6th Frauenfeld Open Air Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
7th Experience Milano, Milan, Italy
10th Hannover Messe, Hannover, Germany
12th Goffertpark Nijmegen, Netherlands
14th Twickenham Stadium, London, UK
15th Twickenham Stadium, London, UK
 
Catch Royce 5'9" and DJ Premier as they embark on the PRhyme 2 tour on the following dates:
 
PRhyme 2 Tour Dates:
 
May
 
30th Philadelphia, PA (TLA)
31st Boston, MA (Paradise)
 
June
 
2nd Washington, DC (Howard Theater)
5th New York, NY (Highline)
7th Detroit, MI (St. Andrews)
14th San Francisco, CA (Slims)
15th Los Angeles, CA (El Rey)


 

 GroundCulture Announce Debut EP And Live Show.

Ground CultureSaturday 5th May 2018
Newcastle metallers, GroundCulture, have released a video for new track, 'Sculptures', the second track to be released from their forthcoming self-titled EP, out June 1st.
The band play their first ever show in Newcastle on May 10th (at Think Tank), before supporting Every Time I Die in London at The Garage on May 29th, with appearances at the 2000 Trees and Y Not Festivals also confirmed.

EP TRACKLISTING:
1) Derailed
2) Confessions
3) Deviate
4) Sculptures
5) Narrative
6) Compassion

Speaking of GroundCulture, vocalist Roy Watson says, "We are five segments of the same vision. We are one culture cursed by a disconnect inside the fabrics of our conscious mind. We are the backs against the wall, determined to inspire change through connection."

 Hoobastank Releasew New Single 'Push Pull''.

HoobastankSaturday 5th May 2018
As Hoobastank gear up for the release of PUSH PULL, their sixth studio album out May 25, the group have premiered the title track and lyric video today HERE.PUSH PULLfinds the multi-platinum, 3X GRAMMY-nominatedHoobastank--DOUG ROBB(Lead vocals/rhythm guitar), DAN ESTRINLead guitar/keyboards), CHRIS HESSE(Drums/percussion/backing vocals), JESSE CHARLAND(bassist/keyboardist/backing vocals)--exploring both rock and pop songwriting with a renewed vigor. PUSH PULL(Napalm Records) is available for pre-order here and at PledgeMusic here.

Watch the lyric video for "Push Pull," the title track fromHoobastank's new album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTDx0lutpBg.


On PUSH PULL, the band partnered with producer Matt Wallace(Faith No More, Deftones, Maroon 5, Andy Grammer).As a result, the album nails a bull's-eye to the group's underappreciated sweet spot--the large-scale, muscular '80s-'90s alternative rock of U2, Duran Duran, INXS and even Tears for Fears, whose "Heads Over Heels" gets a brawny, Bowiesque takeon the new collection.Hoobastankapproached PUSH PULLwith the swagger and confidence of a band whose first three albums all went either gold, platinum or multi-platinum"The Reasongarnered multiple GRAMMY nominationsfor "Song of the Year," "Best Rock Album"and "Best Pop Performance"for a Duo or Group. 


Album highlights include the go-for-broke "Just Let Go (Who Cares if We Fall),"which sums up Hoobastank's attitude. "At least we get to fly," sings Robb. In the title track "Push Pull," and "More Beautiful," Doug unleashes his falsetto, while the funky R&B feel is a tribute to DAN's early, late--'90s penchant for Chic and "groove-based" dance music. Songs like "True Believer"and "Buzzkill (Before You Say Goodbye)"show Hoobastank maturing from adolescent to adult relationships, often examining the difficulty of keeping alive the sexuality that fuels them.  "We Don't Need the World" and "There Will Never Be Another"explore the protective bubble and the memories which bind two people together. Doug's lyrics to the headphones-worthy "Fallen Star" were inspired by a memory of him watching television one night and seeing a military family of a soldier who had died in combat. It made him think of the brave men and women who serve and even more so now the parents of those who serve. 

With PUSH PULLHoobastank find themselves looking back to the future, combining the best of what brought them here and establishing their presence in the current pop-rock spectrum.

 The Interrupters Announce Third Studio Album 'Fight The Good Fight'.

The InterruptersSaturday 5th May 2018
Los Angeles ska-punk band The Interrupters will release their third studio album Fight the Good Fight on June 29th via Hellcat Records.

Fight the Good Fight was produced by longtime collaborator, Rancid frontman, and Grammy Award-winning producer Tim Armstrong with the band at Ship-Rec Recorders in Los Angeles. The album was mixed by Grammy-award winning mixer Tom Lord-Alge (Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Weezer). Pre-orders for Fight the Good Fight are available at wearetheinterrupters.com.

The first single shared is "She's Kerosene" an intense but triumphant track featuring The Interrupters' quintessential upbeat sound. In the track, frontwoman Aimee reflects on breaking free from narcissistic abuse ("I really hope when people listen to that song, it helps them feel empowered to leave a toxic relationship," Aimee says).

The follow-up to 2015's Say It Out Loud, Fight the Good Fight finds The Interrupters delivering their two-tone-inspired, powerfully melodic, punk-fueled sound with more vitality than ever before. With Armstrong and Alge at the helm, Aimee and the Bivona brothers channeled the raw energy of their lives shows by recording almost entirely to tape. "There's a certain feeling you get from that process that you can't really get digitally," says guitarist Kevin. "There's no overthinking anything—everyone's got to be fully present and committed. It was definitely high-pressure, but also really fun."

The Interrupters are performing at the Punk in Drublic festivals across the US. On July 14, the band will join the final run of the US Vans Warped Tour this summer in support of Fight the Good Fight.

FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT TRACKLIST:

1.         Title Holder
2.         So Wrong
3.         She's Kerosene
4.         Leap Of Faith
5.         Got Each Other (feat. Rancid)
6.         Broken World
7.         Gave You Everything
8.         Not Personal
9.         Outrage
10.       Rumors And Gossip
11.       Be Gone
12.       Room With A View

Formed in 2011, The Interrupters came together when the Bivina brothers (guitarist Kevin Bivona, bassist Justin Bivona, drummer Jesse Bivona) found themselves on bills with Aimee during a 2009 tour. With their self-titled debut arriving in 2014, the band soon shared stages with bands like Rancid, Blink-182, and Bad Religion. The Interrupters embarked on a world tour in support of the release, headlining their own shows as well as supporting Green Day in Europe, Australia and South America, solidifying the band's status as a dynamic force on the stage.
 

 This Wild Life Announce New Studio Album 'Petaluma'.

This WildlifeWednesday 2nd May 2018
This Wild Life are thrilled to announce their new, forthcoming studio album titled 'Petaluma', which will be released by Epitaph Records on Friday, June 22 (pre-order). Today, the band (comprised of Kevin Jordan & Anthony Del Grosso) have shared the music video for their new single, 'Westside,' which was directed by Spencer Baldwin. 'Westside' follows the band's new ballad 'Hold You Here,' the first single off 'Petaluma,' which was released in early April and accompanied by a charming music video directed by Baldwin as well depicting a couple's spontaneous city hall wedding and casual, friend-filled backyard reception. Jordan had the following to share about 'Westside,' its genesis and urgent subject matter needing to be addressed:

"'Westside' is a song I've wanted to write for many years but never knew how, since its inspiration isn't my story to tell. Sexual assault isn't something many people are comfortable talking about, and my perspective in the song is from a person supporting a loved one who's experienced it. In my moments of anger and frustration I had to focus on showing love, care, and support for the person who was really hurting. To anyone who's been affected by sexual assault, find strength in your loved ones and speak up if you're able. You could never be a burden."

Check out the music videos for both 'Westside' and 'Hold You Here' via YouTube.

Early on in the writing process for 'Petaluma', Jordan and Del Grosso made the mutual decision to make a record that felt brighter and more uptempo, a record they'd both want to listen to everyday. "This album is the first record we made with a clear vision before the first song was ever written," Jordan says. "Something with the dynamics and emotion we've always strived for, but within the bounds of a bright, warm, and organic sonic energy flowing through it." In limiting the songs' arrangements to only including instruments that can physically be played live, they opened the door to their most honest and explorative songwriting to date.

"At times, when it comes to my life, I am as fragile as the glass that adorns the album cover," he continues about the overall mood of the album. "But like the sunflower at the center of its image, I will always seek the sun and its light. This record feels like the first hint of summer after wandering through the cold – it feels honest and true to us as artists and individuals. It feels damn good."

This Wild Life will be making the following appearances this summer on the final run of the Vans Warped Tour:
06/21 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
06/22 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium Lot
06/23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/24 – Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fairgrounds
06/28 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavillion
06/29 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
06/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
07/01 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
07/03 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/05 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
07/06 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
07/07 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
07/08 – Houston, TX – NRG Park
07/10 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds
07/12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
07/13 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
07/14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/15 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
07/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Keybank Pavilion
07/17 – Toronto, ON – The Flats at Budweiser Stage
07/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/19 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
07/20 – Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
07/21 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/22 – Minneapolis, MN – Canterbury Park
07/23 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
07/24 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
07/26 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/27 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/28 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
07/29 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/30 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/31 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre
08/02 – Jacksonville, FL – The Old Cypress Lot near Met Park
08/03 – Orlando, FL – Tinker Field
08/04 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheater
08/05 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Ampitheatre

'Petaluma' track listing:
01. Figure It Out
02.  Headfirst
03.  Catie Rae
04.  Positively Negative
05. Westside
06.  Hold You Here
07. Come Back Down
08. College Kids
09.  Never Believe
10. No Need For Novocaine
 

 Truck Festival Adds New Family Area.

Truck FestivalWednesday 2nd May 2018
With just over 12 weeks to go until the festival opens their doors, this year's Truck Festival is set to be the biggest ever with the Platinum selling George Ezra, cult heroes Courteeners and indie-comeback-kings Friendly Fires. It's not just all about the music however as the festival provides a lot more entertainment suitable for all ages. They've just announced their new and improved Family & Kids area which offers jam-packed entertainment across the weekend from Thursday through to Sunday for kids of all ages.

To ensure the 21st year of Truck Festival is their best yet one yet, this year they're teaming up with Elissa Gold Events to present their new and improved 'The Village Green'  The family friendly area will be packed to the rafters with activities throughout the weekend. Including Circus Skills, Egg & Spoon Races, Water Balloon Fights, Campfire Story-Telling, Craft School, Disco and even all-ages Morning Yoga. 

Set inside a beautiful bell tent there will be the Babychange space, which offers and safe and secluded environment for parents to nurse and change their babies and this year will also see a visit from the Truck Library: The Library will house a cosy chill-out space filled with bean bags, throws and cushions. Books will be available for children of all ages and all in tune with key stages set by the National Curriculum.

Family Camping tickets are on sale now and don't forget 12 and Under's go free!

In addition to the offerings from Elissa Gold Events, Truck has also this year teamed up with Dorest Cereals who will be providing free breakfast cereals each morning for all family campers and be set up on arrival to offer a helping hand with luggage. Dorset Cereals will be offering to lend a helping hand to unload tents and camping equipment from festival entrance car to campsite, all free of charge on arrival!

Get your tickets here: https://truckfestival.com/tickets/
 

 The Story So Far Announce UK Tour.

The Story So FarWednesday 2nd May 2018
Pure Noise recording artist, The Story So Far have today announced a EU & UK tour this Autumn.  All dates will be supported by Citizen and All Get Out.
This will be the bands first time on our shores since Download 2017 and will see them hit 16 dates across 6 countries, including Londons O2 Forum.

THE STORY SO FAR
TOUR DATES


Mon 24th September Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
Tue 25th September Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Wed 26th September Knust, Hamburg, Germany
Fri 28th September Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany
Sat 29th September Hansa 39, Munich, Germany
Sun 30th September Universum, Stuttgart, Germany
Tue 2nd October Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wed 3rd October Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
Fri 5th October SWX, Bristol, England
Sat 6th October 02 Forum, London, England
Sun 7th October 02 Institute, Birmingham, England
Tue 9th October Beckett SU, Leeds, England
Wed 10th October Garage, Glasgow, Scotland
Thu 11th October Riverside, Newcastle, England
Fri 12th October 02 Ritz, Manchester, England
Sat 13th October Engine Rooms, Southampton, England 

General on sale is Friday  4th May at 9am 
 

 While She Sleeps Re-issue 'You Are We' Album.

While She SleepsWednesday 2nd May 2018
While She Sleeps are giving their universally-lauded, Top 10 album 'You Are We' an expansion with the release of 'You Are We Special Edition' on 20th July. It includes the 11 original album tracks along with an additional 8 unheard tracks.

"We feel that 'You Are We' demonstrated such a special connection between us and our fans so we wanted to give them the chance to receive as much content as possible from the campaign," says guitarist Sean Long. "We, even as a "heavy" band, have always had a strong love for acoustic and stripped backed songs so it made sense to finally realise some of our songs in this way. The St Pancras show was so much out of our comfort zone that it made the night electric.

'Lost Ideas' is something people never get to hear yet I think it's so pure and interesting. It's from the absolute beginning of the writing process and you get to hear the essence of some of our biggest songs in their simplest and most organic form. It also includes some natural ideas that never made it into any of the songs on 'You Are We' itself. This is something I would have loved to hear from my favourite artists over the years so I'm happy we are giving our fans this chance."

Set for release via the band's own Sleeps Brothers label, the new edition of the record will feature demos of album tracks, as well as the lost ideas from its writing and recording in their self-converted Sheffield warehouse space. It also features those spine-tingling alternative versions of 'Feel', 'Silence Speaks' and 'Hurricane', which were recorded at While She Sleeps' gig at St Pancras Old Church in London last September. The setting inspired bold, creative and emotive re-imaginings of the songs with a stripped-down feel. These versions sound totally fresh and different to the originals yet still retain their essence, as well as conveying While She Sleeps' fervent live energy.

'YOU ARE WE SPECIAL EDITION' TRACKLISTING:
1. You Are We
2. Steal The Sun
3. Feel
4. Empire Of Silence
5. Wide Awake
6. Silence Speaks
7. Settle Down Society
8. Hurricane
9. Revolt
10. Civil Isolation
11. In Another Now
12. Feel (Alternative Version)
13. Silence Speaks (Alternative Version)
14. Hurricane (Alternative Version)
15. Civil Isolation (Demo)
16. Feel (Demo)
17. Fear In Change (Instrumental Demo)
18. I Am While She Sleeps
19. Lost Ideas 

 Rick Wakeman Announces Piano Odyssey Tour.

Rick WakemanWednesday 2nd May 2018
Following the hugely successful Piano Portraits tour last year, in support of the album of the same name, Rick Wakeman will return in Autumn 2018 with a new show based on the follow up release, entitled Piano Odyssey. The fourteen-date tour will feature even more classic tracks given Rick's unique piano treatment, and will travel to towns and cities not previously visited in 2017. 

Rick says, "In the footsteps of Piano Portraits, the new album Piano Odyssey features a collection of music old and new that includes some particular favourites of mine. I'm looking forward to performing tracks from it live on my own odyssey around the UK in the autumn!"

Upon the release of his Piano Portraits album in January 2017, the YES keyboardist made chart history, becoming the first solo piano album to enter the UK's Top 10, eventually reaching number 6. Inspired by the unprecedented public reaction to his cover of Bowie's Life On Mars on BBC Radio 2 a year earlier, the album features instrumental versions of hits that Rick was originally involved with, such as Space Oddity and Morning Has Broken, as well as others which he chose for their melodies, including Stairway To Heaven and Help!.  

The 2018 concerts will be based on a selection of tracks from both Piano Odyssey and Piano Portraits, showcasing music that has a special connection with Rick's own personal musical journey, all accompanied by his hilarious memories and anecdotes about the tunes, plus a few musical surprises.

In December, an additional special Christmas tour will follow, in which the setlist will be given a distinctly seasonal twist. Expect a night of beautiful piano arrangements, interspersed with Wakeman's renowned comedy interludes.


Tickets for both runs of the tour are available at
 myticket.co.uk, and prices will begin at £29.50.


Rick Wakeman Piano Odyssey Tour – Dates
September 2018
Thursday 27th                Salisbury City Hall
Friday 28th                     Yeovil Westlands
Saturday 29th                 Aylesbury Waterside
Sunday 30th                   York Barbican
October 2018
Thursday 04th                 Reading Hexagon
Friday 05th                     Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
Thursday 11th                 Ipswich Corn Exchange
Friday 12th                     Northampton Royal & Derngate
Saturday 13th                 Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Friday 19th                     Bath Forum
Saturday 20th                 High Wycombe The Swan
Sunday 21st                   Oxford Sheldonian Theatre
November 2018
Friday 09th                    Halifax Victoria Theatre
Saturday 17th                Dorking, Dorking Halls

Christmas Piano Odyssey Tour – Dates
December 2018
Sunday 16th                   Bristol St George's
Monday 17th                   London Union Chapel
Tuesday 18th                  Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wednesday 19th             Manchester Royal Northern College of Music

 Pitchshifter Return From Hiatus For First Tour In Ten Years.

PitchshifterTuesday 1st May 2018
UK agitators Pitchshifter have announced a November 2018 UK Tour to celebrate 20 years of their much-lauded record www.pitchshifter.com.

Since 1989, the band (renowned for their energetic live shows, on- and off-stage antics, crop circles, stage invasions, and being banned...), have played in 27 countries with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Deftones, Pantera, Black Sabbath, Queens of The Stoneage, Tool, Iggy Pop, Atari Teenage Riot, Bad Religion, Obituary, Carcass and Neurosis.

During that time, Pitchshifter have always continued to support new talent. In conjunction with this latest venture (an innovative and new UK music college has been set up by bassist MD Clayden: WaterBearwww.wbear.io), MD Clayden has announced that ALL of the opening slots on the upcoming Pitchshifter tour are available to local up-and-coming bands, for free.  

For a chance to open at one of the shows, bands simply need to send a track, a video link, and a short biography to: mycareer@wbear.io before September 30th 2018.  
Waterbear will vote on which bands make the cut and they'll be added to the line up. 

Main support on the tour comes for the mighty and unrivalled Earthtone9.

November 2018

Manchester Academy 3 (20th)
Bristol Thekla (21st)
London Garage (22nd-SOLD OUT)
London Garage (23rd) Second Night Added Due to Popular Demand
Nottingham Rock City (24th)

 The Wedding PResent Announce A Series Of 2018 UK Tour Dates.

The Wedding PresentTuesday 1st May 2018
The Wedding Present will be playing a series of concert dates in 2018 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their first singles collection, Tommy.

Tommy was a compilation album that collected the band’s first four singles and accompanying b-sides plus selected tracks from two early BBC Radio 1 sessions. It was released, in July 1988, on The Wedding Present’s own record label, Reception Records, and provides an overview of The Wedding Present’s frenetic output before the debut album, George Best.

Track-listing : Go Out And Get 'Em, Boy! / (The Moment Before) Everything's Spoiled Again / Once More / At The Edge Of The Sea / Living And Learning / This Boy Can Wait / You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends / Felicity / What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted? / Never Said / Every Mother's Son / My Favourite Dress

Tommy reviewed by AllMusic:

“Although it was a few years into their career, before they came upon the defining idea of releasing one single a month for an entire year (brilliantly summed up on 1992’s two-part Hit Parade), The Wedding Present were, from the very beginning, a singles band, first and foremost. Shortly after the release of the excellent George Best, the band gathered all of their pre-LP singles and EPs onto one handy 12-track disc. Tommy is not only the definitive look at early Wedding Present, it's one of the great albums of the mid-'80s indie scene. The speedy rush of the rhythm section and David Gedge's everyday-life lyrics and inimitable guitar style (in a scene where seemingly everyone else was mimicking Johnny Marr, Gedge's manic up-and-down strum was instantly recognisable) were so important to the development of this style of music that, without these singles, things likely would have sounded very, very different. All 12 tracks are essential indie pop but particular highlights include the definitive reading of Orange Juice's ‘Felicity’, the emotional depths of ‘My Favourite Dress’ and the breakneck, hurtling pace of ‘Go Out And Get 'Em, Boy!’ This record is part of the British indie canon, every bit as historically and musically important as the Postcard label singles and The Smiths' Hatful Of Hollow”.

Tommy live dates in 2018:

Part One – February
01/02 Poole - Mr Kyps
02/02 Royal Tunbridge Wells - Forum
03/02 Sheffield - Leadmill
04/02 Cardiff - Globe

Part Two – May
24/05 Milton Keynes - Crauford Arms
25/05 Birmingham - O2 Academy
26/05 Liverpool - Arts Club
27/05 Edinburgh - Liquid Room

Part Three – June
07/06 Oxford - O2 Academy
08/06 Newcastle upon Tyne - O2 Academy
09/06 Leeds - Church [Benefit concert for ‘The National Autistic Society’]

Part Four – July
25/07 Galway, Ireland – The Galway Arts Festival
26/07 Limerick, Ireland TBC
27/07 Dublin, Ireland - Academy
28/07 Belfast – Limelight 2

Part Five - October
03/10 Cambridge - Storey's Field Centre
04/10 London - 100 Club SOLD OUT
05/10 Manchester - Academy
06/10 Glasgow - Saint Luke's
07/10 Hebden Bridge - Trades Club SOLD OUT

Part Six – December [To be announced on May 4th]
05/12 Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
06/12 Exeter - Cavern
07/12 Bristol - Thekla
08/12 Stoke – Gladstone Pottery Museum
09/12 Bradford Underground
11/12 Galashiels - Mac Arts
12/12 Carlisle – Old Fire Station
13/12 Leicester – Dryden Street Social
14/12 London - O2 Academy Islington

Tommy will also be performed live on the first day of David Gedge’s tenth annual Brighton-based festival At The Edge Of The Sea on 10 August.

In other news...

The Wedding Present will be playing festivals throughout the summer as well as helping to celebrate the release of the George Best album feature film documentary Something Left Behind. They will also be recording a new session for the BBC Radio 6 Music DJ, Marc Riley. The band’s first six Marc Riley sessions have already been released on two compilation LPs by Hatch Records.

Following the popularity of last year’s George Best 30 album, where a Steve Albini re-recorded version of George Best was released by Scopitones, the band are now planning to re-visit Tommy.

Finally, David Gedge is hoping to find time to continue writing and publishing issues of Tales From The Wedding Present - his auto-biography in comic book form – as well as continuing to DJ around the country.

 Rob Lynch Back With New Single 'Red Lion Square'.

Rob LynchTuesday 1st May 2018
'Red Lion Square' is the first new music to be released by Rob Lynch in almost two years. Apart from a short solo headline tour and a support run with Deaf Havana, Lynch was quiet for much of 2017 but is excited to get back to it with a new song, an appearance at Frank Turner's Lost Evenings and Slam Dunk Festival performances plotted. "I was having a bit of a rough time and I was feeling like I could do with having a bit of a pep talk from my dad," Rob says. "He's been gone from the mortal world for 10 years now, so that's not really an option, but I wrote this song as a bit of a catch up with him.  I go back to Stamford, my hometown, when I need to level out and get my head straight, and Red Lion Square is in the heart of the town.

'Red Lion Square' is out now via Xtra Mile Recordings. Recording for the first time with Phil Gornell at Steel City Studios in Sheffield, Rob took along good friend James Veck-Gilodi for the trip. James lent his luscious vocals and smooth guitar work to Rob's touching songwriting skills. Having utilized a full band set up on 2016's full length 'Baby, I'm A Runaway', Rob has now returned to his more stripped back, emotive roots with 'Red Lion Square', tapping into some newfound pop sensibilities too. With the recording of a new album in the pipeline, this is a taste of things to come with a song that tugs at the heartstrings in the best possible way.
ROB LYNCH streams new single 'Red Lion Square':
https://youtu.be/w63rBrfCpvM

LIVE DATES:
May:
14th - Lost Evenings @ The Roundhouse - London
26th - Slam Dunk Festival North - Leeds
27th - Slam Dunk Festival South - Hatfield
28th - Slam Dunk Festival Midlands - Birmingham
August:
1st - A Summer's Tale Festival - Germany

 Years And Years Announce Second Studio Album.

Years And YearsTuesday 1st May 2018
Years & Years have confirmed details of their highly anticipated second album 'Palo Santo', to be released on July 6th via Polydor Records. The band's first official single from 'Palo Santo' will be revealed very soon. In the meantime, today's album announcement comes with the first official trailer for the band's short film (of the same name), featuring Years & Years front-man Olly Alexander, as well as the legendary Academy Award-winning actress Dame Judi Dench.

Watch the official trailer for "Palo Santo" HERE

The British trio recently made a welcome and surprise return with their critically acclaimed track 'Sanctify'. The official video became the #1 most trending video on YouTube upon release, surpassing 6 million views and seeing the band grace the likes of 'Sounds Like Friday Night' to the cover of The Guardian. 'Sanctify' proved to be the first taste of forthcoming second album 'Palo Santo', which reached number 1 in the UK upon release, sold 1.5 million copies, and was nominated for 5 BRIT Awards.

A band intuitively connected to great, homespun British pop classicism, 'Palo Santo' announces Years & Years' ascension to the world stage. At the core is Olly Alexander, a once-in-a-generation front-man who understands more than most his responsibility as a pop star. His personal leap forward in scope and ambition is reflected in the album's colorful mix of collaborators, which range from Kid Harpoon, Greg Kurstin, Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter to Steve Mac, Jessie Shatkin and Sarah Hudson. On 'Palo Santo', Years & Years' impact on pop feels truly tribal, one in which the minority is always the majority, and everyone is welcome.

Having teased fans for months, the bold concept behind Years & Years' second album is further explored in the upcoming short film directed by Fred Rowson and starring Olly Alexander, Dame Judi Dench and cult Thai actor Vithaya Pansringarm amongst others. The record takes its name from a sacred wood but, in the densely woven fictional backstory of the music video and short film, Palo Santo has also become a city on a distant planet, on which human beings are a rare commodity, worshipped and idolized by an android society. Olly, along with the final humans, is recruited to perform in a series of bizarre erotic cabarets, for an artificial master known only as The Showman. 

Part full-blooded, escapist fantasia and part social comment, for Years & Years this is about outlier pop as futurism once more, offering solutions when the wider world is transforming beyond recognition. With Olly drawing as much inspiration from cult sci-fi as the multi-sensory pop of Prince, Bowie or Gaga, in 'Palo Santo' Years & Years have created the perfect space in which to tell their most intimate, personal stories; on identity, sexuality, performance, and ultimately, what it means to be human.

"Palo Santo" (standard edition track-list).
1. Sanctify
2. Hallelujah
3. All For You
4. Karma
5. Hypnotised
6. Rendezvous
7. If You're Over Me
8. Preacher
9. Lucky Escape
10. Palo Santo
Here (Interlude)

Pre-order album HERE

 Mastodon Release Animated Video For 'Clandestiny'.

MastodonMonday 23rd April 2018
Grammy Award winning heavy rock icons Mastodon launch a brand new animated video for 'Clandestiny' a track from their internationally acclaimed current album Emperor Of Sand (Warner Bros. Records). The typically strange Mastodonian video takes place in the not too distant, retro-future (or is it?) and casts a darkly dystopian sci-fi-type projection. The video was directed, produced, animated and edited by Ariel Costa, aka BlinkMyBrain. Costa has created unique videos for Led Zeppelin, Green Day, as well as brand work for The New York Times, Spotify, Fairphone, Facebook and much more.

Click here to view and share "Clandestiny" on Reprise Recordings.

Mastodon are also nominated in the Best Album, Best Artwork, Best International Band categories in this year's Heavy Music Awards. Go vote now at:  vote.heavymusicawards.com
"The music of Emperor Of Sand is an emotional statement in itself. Fury and invention coexist, and rage, while palpable, isn't the sole or dominant characteristic... metal that soars with authority and intellect. Emperor Of Sand stands as another arresting work by Mastodon, which may very well be contemporary metal's most compelling group." - Wall Street Journal

Mastodon – Primus Co-headline US tour dates:
# indicates Mastodon Headline date

Sun May 06 Denver, Co Red Rocks Amphitheater
Tue May 08 Oklahoma City, OK Criterion
Wed May 09 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall (All Them Witches support)#
Thurs May 10 Dallas, TX Southside Ballroom (on sale 2/3)
Fri May 11 Austin, TX 360 Amphitheater
Sun May 12 Rogers, AR WAL-MART Amphitheater
Mon May 14 Birmingham, AL BJCC Theater (on sale 2/3)
Tue May 15 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium
Wed May 16 Atlanta, GA The Fox
Fri May 18 Portsmouth, VA Ntelos Pavilion
Sat May 19 Charlotte, NC Metro Amphitheater
Sun May 20 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
Tue May 22 Reading, PA Diamond Credit Union Theater @ Sandtander
Wed May 23 Buffalo, NY Art Park Amphitheater
Fri May 25 Glen Falls, NY Cool Insuring Arena
Sat May 26 Providence, RI Bold Point Park
Sun May 27 Portland, ME Maine State Pier #
Tue May 29 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Wed May 30 Philadelphia, PA Penns Landing
 
Fri June 01 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage
Sat June 02 Baltimore, MD Pier 6 Pavilion
Sun June 03 Coney Island, NY Ford Amphitheater @ Northerly Island (Brooklyn)
Tue June 05 Columbus, OH Express Live! (outdoors)
Wed June 06 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pav. - Northerly Island
Fri June 08 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE (outdoor stage)
Sat June 09 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheater @ Freedom Hill
Sun June 10 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
Tue June 12 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend
Thurs June 14 Minneapolis, MN The Myth
Fri June 15 Bonner Springs, KS Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sat June 16 Camdenton, MO Ozarks Amphitheater
Mon June 18 Lincoln, NE Pinewood Bowl (on sale 2/3)
Thurs June 21 Bonner, MT Kettlehouse Amphitheater
Fri June 22 Seattle, WA Marymoor Park
Sat June 23 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
Mon June 25 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
Tue June 26 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion #
Thurs June 28 Avila Beach, CA Avila Beach Amphitheater
Fri June 29 Berkeley, CA Greek Theater
Sat June 30 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino
 
Mon July 02 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air Pavilion
Tue July 03 Las Vegas, NV Downtown Event Center
Thurs July 05 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
Fri July 06 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
Sat July 07 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theater
Sat Aug 18 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fair (w/ Halestorm, others TBC)#

Order Emperor of Sand here: https://wbr.ec/emperorofsand

Also available now is their most recent release, a four-song EP titled Cold Dark Place, compiling previously unreleased tracks and songs from Emperor of Sand sessions.

 Bullet For My Valentine Announce UK Tour.

Bullet For My ValentineMonday 23rd April 2018
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have announced an Oct / Nov 2018 UK and Euro tour in support of forthcoming album, Gravity. The shows include two arena slots for the UK, taking place on November 10th at Alexandra Palace, London, and on November 11th at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.

Of Mice & Men will appear as support on all shows.

'GRAVITY' EURO & UK TOUR DATES
OCTOBER
24 Columbiahalle Berlin, DE
26 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, DE
27 Palladium Cologne, DE
28 Zenith Munich, DE
30 Samsung Hall Zurich, CH
31 Estragon Bologna, IT
NOVEMBER
03 Haus Auensee Leipzig, DE
06 Casino de Paris Paris, FR
07 Rockhal Esch-sur-Alzette, LX
08 013 Tilburg, NL
10 Alexandra Palace London, UK
11 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, UK

UK fans can get first access to tickets for London and Cardiff with their pre-order of Gravity from the official store before 12pm BST on Monday April 30th here: http://bfmv.com/gravity
Each pre-order comes with a code to access pre-sale tickets from 10am BST Tuesday May 1st. Tickets go on general sale Friday May 4th, available from http://www.bulletformyvalentine.com/live/

Pre-orders for new studio album Gravity, along with special bundles, are available now http://bfmv.com/gravity. Those that pre-order the album will receive an instant download of unreleased album track, 'Piece of Me' as well as the previously released single 'Over It'.

Gravity- due for release on June 29th -  is BFMV's first album under the Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records banner, and aptly sees the band rewriting their own future – finding new ways to invent heavy noise and remaining unshackled by the legacy that comes with being masters of their trade.

The four musicians have stretched their creative wings like never before, delicately balancing film-score electronica and icy synths in their trademark hellfire of hard rock. With drummer Jason Bowld joining founding members, singer/guitarist Matt Tuck and fellow axeman Michael 'Padge' Paget, plus bassist Jamie Mathias, part of the Bullet story since 2015, this is a band reborn.

BFMV will tour the US before performing second to headline on the Friday of Download (UK) Festival – their first home-turf festival performance in five whole years. The band will then headline European summer festivals and venues before travelling to Japan for the Summersonic event, then on to the US again.

Check out the band's recently released music video for 'Over It', the first single from forthcoming opus, Gravity, here: http://vevo.ly/jX49e7

 The Mad Caddies Announce New Album.

Mad CaddiesMonday 23rd April 2018
News flash…we have a new Mad Caddies album! Rumors have been flying for the past few months, but today we can finally reveal the details of what Fat Mike and the band have been collaborating on. Mike wanted to put a reggae spin on some classic punk songs, so he enlisted the help of the Caddies, and Punk Rocksteady was born. The album features 12 classic punk songs, hand-picked by Fat Mike, completely reimagined with a reggae strut! No bullshit… this album would even have Bob Marley jammin’ to standards from the likes of Bad ReligionThe Misfits, and Descendents. It’s not due out until June 15th, but don’t you worry. Brooklyn Vegan is premiering Mad Caddies’ rendition of Green Day’s “She.” Then, scope out the full track-listing and grab your copy today! 

The Mad Caddies have always had a diverse set of influences. Since forming in Solvang, California back in 1995, the band has channeled their love of classic reggae, dub, ska, dancehall, two-tone, and punk into something that’s distinctly theirs. Over the past twenty years, the Mad Caddies have made music that slipped between genre lines, and with Punk Rocksteady, they offer a record of punk covers that shows the Mad Caddies are capable of taking all that piss and vinegar and turning it into something beautiful.

Recorded at San Francisco’s Motor Studios with Fat Mike serving as the record’s producer, as well as its spiritual guide, the Mad Caddies got to bring one of Mike’s pet projects to life. “This has been one of his dream projects for a long time,” says guitarist Sascha Lazor. “It’s been a party conversation. ‘Hey, you should do that.’” But after years of talk, the stars began to align. What followed was a two-month long process that saw the band, as well as Mike, collaborate on making a list of songs that were befitting of the Mad Caddies treatment.

“We had a grand vision that we needed to have four-to-six sounds on here,” says vocalist Chuck Robertson. “We needed to have traditional ska, super horn-heavy dancehall songs, reggae, SoCal stuff, and we needed to have something new and weird that we could make our own.” In order to make Punk Rocksteadydiverse, the band labored over picking songs that could be interpreted in ways that would feel new and exciting, but still retained the spirit of the originals.

With Punk Rocksteady, the Mad Caddies effectively reframe the past 40 years of punk history into something that’s lighter but no less impactful. From pulling vintage soul music sounds out of The Misfits “Some Kind Of Hate,” or giving the Descendents deep cut “Jean Is Dead” a reggae strut, some of punk’s genre-defining bands are remade at the hands of the Mad Caddies. “If the song’s good, it can be played in any genre and do the song justice,” says Robertson, and it’s true listening to Punk Rocksteady, as the band’s approach shows the limitless potential of the source material, turning Against Me!’s “Sink, Florida, Sink” into a horn-laced joyride and giving the staunch ska-haters Propagandhi a send-up that even they couldn’t deny.

“We wanted this to be a cohesive album that, even if you’re not a fan of punk, you could throw on and enjoy,” says Robertson. And for punks that are dubious of reggae, it gives them a new view of the songwriting chops of some of their favorite bands. With both the Mad Caddies and Fat Mike in a room, the material for Punk Rocksteady had a really high bar to clear, and the band put in the work to ensure it did. “It’s really hard to take a Bad Religion song and make it a reggae song and have it sound good,” says Lazor. “There’s so much movement in the chords, and that doesn’t work for reggae.” But the result was finding a way to translate Bad Religion’s “Sorrow” into something that retained the song’s powerful arch with it sounding like something you’ve never heard before.

A byproduct of reworking all these songs to fit the Mad Caddies’ style was that the band finished the record inspired to look at their own songwriting with the same critical eye. “We don’t like to learn covers or play covers, but we picked these songs that we thought were really good,” says Lazor. “It really gave us a fresh perspective on writing songs.” It’s something that permeates Punk Rocksteady and reminds that, in the world of the Mad Caddies, the best thing to expect is the unexpected.

Mad Caddies — 2018 Tour Dates
05/05/18 Austin, TX at Austin American-Statesman Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
05/06/18 Ft. Worth, TX at Panther Island Pavilion Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
05/08/18 Toronto, ON Canada at Mod Club Theatre
05/09/18 Montreal, QC Canada at Corona Theatre
05/10/18 Quebec City, QC Canada at Imperial Bell
05/11/18 Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club
05/12/18 Richmond, VA at Bon Secours Redskins Training Center Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
05/13/18 Philadelphia, PA at Festival Pier (at Penn’s Landing) Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
05/15/18 Stanhope, NJ at Stanhope House
05/16/18 New York, NY at The Gramercy Theatre
05/17/18 Washington, DC at Black Cat
05/18/18 Asbury Park, NJ at House Of Independents
05/19/18 Brockton, MA at Campanelli Stadium Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
05/20/18 Pittsburgh, PA at High Mark Stadium Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
06/01/18 Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge
06/02/18 Thornville, OH at Legend Valley Camp Punk In Drublic
06/14/18 Nickelsdorf, Austria at Nova Rock Festival June 14th – 16th
06/16/18 Munich, Germany at Backstage
06/17/18 Gelsenkirchen, Germany at Event-Areaan der Veltins-Arena Punk In Drublic Fest w/ NOFX
06/19/18 Regensburg, Germany at Alte Malzerei
06/20/18 Linz, Austria at Gasthaus Auerhahn
06/21/18 Ljubljana, Slovenia at Kino Šiška Open Air Punk In Drublic Fest w/ NOFX
06/22/18 Dessau-Rosslau, Germany at This Is Ska Festival 21.6 – 23.6
06/23/18 Wiesbaden, Germany at Kulturpark Schlachthof Open Air Punk In Drublic Fest w/ NOFX
06/24/18 Izel, Belgium at Fete De La Musique Izel (FREE SHOW)
06/26/18 Zurich, Switzerland at Dynamo w/ Bad Cop/Bad Cop
06/27/18Selestat , France at Bar Le Tigre
06/28/18 Milano-Segrate, Italy at Circolo Magnolia Punk In Drublic Fest w/ NOFX
06/29/18 Dornbirn, Austria at Messe Dornbirn Punk In Drublic Fest
06/30/18 Giebelstadt, Germany at Mission Ready Festival
07/26/18Bausendorf , Germany at Riez Open Air July 26 – 28th
07/27/18Megesheim , Germany at Der Krater Bebt Festival July 27 – July 29
07/27/18 Isle OfBute , UK at Bute Fest July 27 – July 29
07/31/18 Newcastle, UK at O2 Academy Newcastle *
08/01/18 Birmingham, UK at O2 Academy 3 Birmingham *
08/02/18 Blackpool,UK at Rebellion Festival Aug. 2nd – Aug. 5th
08/03/18Duffel , Belgium at Brakrock Ecofest w/ The Lillingtons, The Lawrence Arms, 
08/04/18 Horb AmNeckar , Germany at Mini Rock Festival August 2 – 4
08/06/18 Tolmin, Slovenia at Punk Rock Holiday August 6 – 10 – SOLD OUT
08/08/18Eschwege , Germany at Open Flair Festival Aug. 8 – 12
08/08/18 Prague,Czech Republic at Futurum *
08/09/18Püttlingen , Germany at Rocco Del Schlacko
08/12/18 Bellaria-Igea Marina, Italy at Bay Fest Aug. 12th – 14th

PUNK ROCKSTEADY  track listing:

1: Sorrow  (Bad Religion)
2: Sleep Long (Operation Ivy)
3: She (Green Day)
4: …And We Thought That Nation-States Were a Bad Idea (Propagandhi)
5: She’s Gone (NOFX)
6: AM  (Tony Sly)
7: Alien 8  (Lagwagon)
8: 2RAK005 (Bracket)
9: Some Kinda Hate (Misfits)
10: Sink, Florida, Sink (Against Me!)
11: Jean Is Dead  (Descendents)
12: Take Me Home (Piss Off) (Snuff)

 Myles Kennedy Announces More UK Solo Shows.

Myles KennedyMonday 23rd April 2018
Critically acclaimed musician MYLES KENNEDY (Alter Bridge, Slash) has today announced his return to the UK, as part of a series of headline shows across Europe, around a number of festival slots. 

The performances will comprise both solo dates and shows with a full band, as detailed below. All dates on his most recent UK tour sold out within minutes of going on sale. 

Tickets and VIP meet & greet packages go on sale this Thursday via www.myleskennedy.com

New UK Headline Dates [full tour poster attached]:
Mon 2nd Jul - EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms (solo)
Wed 4th Jul - BELFAST Limelight (solo)
Thu 5th Jul - DUBLIN Academy (solo)
Sat 7th Jul - LIVERPOOL Academy 2 (solo)
Sun 8th Jul - LEEDS Stylus (solo)
Tue 10th Jul - NORWICH Waterfront (solo)
Sun 29th Jul - LONDON Palladium (full band)

UK Festival Dates:
Sat 30th Jun - RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR (solo)
Sat 28th Jul - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL (full band)

Live Clips from Solo Tour in March 2018
'Love Can Only Heal (Live in Manchester)' - https://youtu.be/FdO3Ma9iQc8
'Haunted By Design (Live in Glasgow)' - https://youtu.be/_MSONQzog5c
'Losing Patience (Live in Nottingham)' - https://youtu.be/C6nWHvtkJKg
'Blind Faith (Live in Birmingham)' - https://youtu.be/SGrdyzHSSFg

On his debut solo record 'Year Of The Tiger' (out now), Myles Kennedy embraces musical elements and influences he hasn't explored until this point in his career. Kennedy plays banjo, lap steel, bass, and mandolin, in addition to guitar throughout the album. His emotional journey and personal story is captured in a bluesy-americana album with a twist of country and rock, highlighting his unmistakable and soulful voice. Watch the video for the title track single on Kennedy's YouTube at: https://youtu.be/f3L9_6aJi2Q. Directed by Dan Sturgess, the video follows a reflective Kennedy as he travels through the memory of the loss of his father in 1974 - the year of the tiger. 

 Bullet For My Valentine Unleash New Single.

Bullet For My ValentineMonday 23rd April 2018
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have revealed an official music video for 'Over It', the first single from forthcoming opus, 'Gravity'.

Watch the video for 'Over It' here: http://vevo.ly/jX49e7 or here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4K0JLU6FKE

'Gravity'- due for release on June 29th -  marks BFMV's first album release under the Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records banner, and aptly sees the band rewriting their own future – finding new ways to invent heavy noise and remaining unshackled by the legacy that comes with being masters of their trade.

The four musicians have stretched their creative wings like never before, delicately balancing film-score electronica and icy synths in their trademark hellfire of hard rock. With drummer Jason Bowld joining founding members, singer/guitarist Matt Tuck and fellow axeman Michael 'Padge' Paget, plus bassist Jamie Mathias, part of the Bullet story since 2015, this is a band reborn.

Pre-orders for 'Gravity' will be live imminently, along with special bundles.

BFMV will be touring with fiery dedication as they hit the US throughout April, May and June, before playing second to headline on the Friday of Download (UK) Festival – their first home-turf festival performance in five whole years. The band will then headline European summer festivals and venues before travelling to Japan for the Summersonic event.

For a full list of announced dates please visit www.facebook.com/BulletForMyValentine

Further shows, taking BFMV to the end of the year, will be announced very soon.

 Parkway Drive Unleash New Music Video.

Parkway DriveMonday 23rd April 2018
Today, Australian metal masters Parkway Drive unleash a new song and video for "Prey". The track is from the band's sixth studio album, "Reverence", out May 4 on Epitaph.
In the vital and volatile "Prey", Parkway Drive channel their furious energy into thrashing rhythms and ferocious vocal work while delivering deeply infectious melodies. "Prey" is a gang-vocal-driven anthem that unfolds in both punishing riffs and intricate guitar lines.

Watch the epic performance video for "Prey" now:
https://youtu.be/WL_8ZY89dP4


"Reverence" is the band's most sonically adventurous album and the most personal from the Byron Bay group. With its barrage of heart-shredding anthems, the album was closely informed by a series of tragedies the band had endured over the past few years, including the untimely loss of two loved ones. "We took stock of what we had and realized what actually mattered. What we went through was horrendous," says frontman Winston McCall.

"I hope "Reverence" is the kind of album that redefines what people expect of us, in the sense that you can now expect the unexpected. This time around we've taken more risks, and I don't think we've ever sounded more interesting," says McCall.

Produced by longtime Parkway Drive sound engineer George Hadjichristou, Reverence arrives as the follow-up to 2015's IRE—Parkway Drive's most hugely successful album to date and a major force in boosting their ever-growing worldwide following. In addition to broadening the band's sonic palette, Reverence offers up some of Parkway Drive's most devastating songs yet.

TRACKLIST FOR REVERENCE:
1. Wishing Wells
2. Prey
3. Absolute Power
4. Cemetery Bloom
5. The Void
6. I Hope You Rot
7. Shadow Boxing
8. In Blood
9. Chronos
10. The Colour Of Leaving

Along with McCall, Parkway Drive features guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling, bassist Jia O'Connor, and drummer Ben Gordon. Formed in Byron Bay in 2002, the band has released five studio albums, all on Epitaph: Killing with a Smile (2005), Horizons (2007), Deep Blue (2010), Atlas (2012), and IRE (2015). With all five albums certified gold in Australia, Parkway Drive have also released two platinum-selling DVDs (2012's Home is for the Heartless and 2009's Parkway Drive: The DVD).

Globally praised for their powerful live show, Parkway Drive will return to Europe and the United Kingdom this Summer to play some of the biggest festivals on the continent, as well as a handful of headlining shows. Please see below for full details.

PARKWAY DRIVE TOUR DATES
June 1st, 2018 – Nijmegen, FortaRock (NL) - TICKETS      
June 2nd,2018 - Nürburgring, Rock Am Ring (DE) – TICKETS          
June 3rd, 2018 - Nürnberg, Rock Im Park (DE) - TICKETS            
June 5th, 2018 - Lyon, Le Radiant (FR) – TICKETS
June 6th, 2018 - Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm Open Air (AT) – TICKETS              
June 7th, 2018 - Interlaken, Greenfield (CH) - TICKETS    
June 9th, 2018 – Donington, Download Festival (UK) – TICKETS
June 14th, 2018 – Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock (AT) – TICKETS
June 15th, 2018 – Wroclaw, A2 (PL) – TICKETS    
June 16th, 2018 -  Gräfenhainichen, With Full Force (DE) - TICKETS                           
June 18th, 2017 – Stockholm, Fryshuset (SE) – TICKETS   
June 19th, 2018 – Oslo, Rockefeller (NO) – TICKETS         
June 20th, 2018 – Gothenburg, Pustervik (SE) – TICKETS
June 21st, 2018 – Copenhagen, Copenhell (DK) – TICKETS             
June 22nd, 2018 – Dessel, Graspop (BE) – TICKETS            
June 23rd, 2018 – Clisson, Hellfest (FR) – TICKETS                                                                                            
June 26th, 2018 – Roma, Rock in Roma (IT) – TICKETS
June 28th, 2018 – Airfield, Panensky Tynec Aerodrome (CZ) – TICKETS   
June 29th, 2018 – Madrid, Download Festival (ES)  – TICKETS                      
June 30th, 2018 - Vana-Vigala, Hard Rock Laager (EST) – TICKETS
July 1st, 2018 – Helsinki, Tuska Open Air (FI)  TICKETS    

 The Damned Announce Lots Of UK Shows.

The DamnedMonday 23rd April 2018
This week, The Damned are currently occupying the number seven position in the Official UK Album Charts with their new album 'Evil Spirits', released last week via Search and Destroy/Spinefarm Records. It's a big achievement for the punk rock born British legends, who, despite huge success in the seventies and eighties, never quite made the top ten, narrowly missing the chance in 1985 when 'Phantasmagoria' peaked at number 11.

The huge swell of support from their fans, critics and aficionados however, has propelled the Tony Visconti produced 'Evil Spirits' to the top and has shown the world just how relevant, forty-one years after their inception, The Damned still are. Never ones to play safe, the band always retained the energy of punk but were never content to stay within those narrow confines and 'Evil Spirits' continues on that progressive journey.

The Damned started 2018 with a sprawling UK tour in January and February with former member Paul Gray back on bass, and they will end the year with another run of UK shows in November where the band will get the chance to set free their Evil Spirits at the following dates, including a performance at the prestigious London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 23rd.

November UK Tour:

19th        Dome, Brighton
20th        UEA, Norwich   
22nd       Townhall, Cheltenham
23rd        O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
24th        Pyramids, Portsmouth
26th        Plug, Sheffield
27th        Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
29th        O2 Academy, Liverpool
30th        Empire, Coventry

December

1st          O2 Academy, Oxford
You can also catch the band live in the UK next in June when they tour as support to the Hollywood Vampires (Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp) at the following dates:

June 16th             Birmingham Genting Arena
June 17th             Manchester Arena
June 19th             Glasgow The SSE Hydro
June 20th             London The SSE Arena, Wembley

And at the following headline shows in August:

August 22nd        Southampton, O2 Guildhall
August 23rd         Holmfirth, Holmfirth Picture House
August 24th         Warrington, Warrington Parr Hall
August 25th         Belfast, Belsonic Festival

 Megadeth Reissue Debut Album.

MegadethSunday 29th April 2018
Hailed as "The Best Thrash Metal Album Of All Time" (VH1), legendary thrash metal trailblazers MEGADETH will continue to celebrate the band's 35th anniversary with a deluxe re-issue of their revolutionary debut album "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!" 

The band have partnered with Century Media and Legacy Recordings for release on 08 June 2018 in North America and Europe, and in Japan on 06 June 2018 via Sony Japan.

"Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good: The Final Kill" has been completely restored to Dave Mustaine's intended version. Remixed by veteran metal mixer Mark Lewis (Trivium, Death Angel, Devildriver, Whitechapel) and re-mastered by Ted Jensen for an optimal listening experience, the 2018 version reveals previously unheard parts and performances throughout the record, including a missing drum performance found during the mixing sessions. This rare gem includes the full original album, along with seven live audio tracks from VHS tapes found in Mustaine's own attic!

In addition to the bonus live tracks, the re-issue also features MEGADETH's 1984 three-track demo and the previously removed cover of 'These Boots', which has been added to the record with re-cut vocals true to Lee Hazelwood's version.      

The complete track listing is as follows:

"Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good: The Final Kill"

  1. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (Remastered)
  2. Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! (Remastered)
  3. The Skull Beneath the Skin (Remastered)
  4. Rattlehead (Remastered)
  5. Chosen Ones (Remastered)
  6. Looking Down the Cross (Remastered)
  7. Mechanix (Remastered)
  8. These Boots (Remastered)
  9. Last Rites / Loved to Deth [LIVE, 1987 - London, UK]
  10. Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! [LIVE, 1986 - Denver, CO]
  11. The Skull Beneath the Skin [LIVE, 1990 - London, UK]
  12. Rattlehead [LIVE, 1987 - Bochum, Germany]
  13. Chosen Ones [LIVE, 1986 - Denver, CO]
  14. Looking Down the Cross [LIVE, 1986 - Denver, CO]
  15. Mechanix [LIVE, 1986 - Denver, CO]
  16. Last Rites / Loved to Deth [Demo] (Remastered)
  17. The Skull Beneath the Skin [Demo] (Remastered)
  18. Mechanix [Demo] (Remastered)


The re-issue is further enhanced by a new album cover artwork (as seen above), featuring a full executed sculpture of the iconic skull that has been lost over the many years since the album's initial release. The packaging also includes classic flyers and band photos pulled from their archive of timeless metal moments from MEGADETH's storied 35-year history.

'The Final Kill' is the complete vision of main man Mustaine, who commented: "I am just as much amazed at the music we made as I am at the pure fact that we survived it all!"

Mustaine further delves into the struggles during that time period as well as some of the surprising moments during the remixing sessions throughout the re-issue's liner notes.

 The Coral announce UK Tour.

The CoralSunday 29th April 2018
The Coral have announced details of their new album ‘Move Through The Dawn’, to be released August 17th on Ignition Records on CD, LP and digitally – available to pre order https://TheCoral.lnk.to/MTTD 

The first track to be taken from the album is ‘Sweet Release’ - available now to stream, download and as instant grat with album pre-orders https://TheCoral.lnk.to/SR 

The accompanying video for ‘Sweet Release’, premiered today by NME.com, is available to view here https://TheCoral.lnk.to/SRv, Directed by James Slater and featuring a synchronized routine by a boiler-suited, paper bag hat-wearing dance troupe, ‘Sweet Release’ continues The Coral’s tradition for visually exciting and wryly amusing promos.

‘Move Through The Dawn’ was recorded at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool and produced by The Coral and Rich Turvey.  The album is the influential Hoylake five-piece’s follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘Distance Inbetween’, which featured the BBC 6Music playlisted singles ‘Miss Fortune’, Holy Revelation’ and ‘Million Eyes’.

Nick Power, The Coral’s keyboardist, has written a new book, ‘Into The Void’, which will be published by Ebacc concurrently with the new album. Powers’ third book, ‘Into The Void’ is an insightful, amusing and evocative first hand account of the recording, release and touring of ‘Distance Inbetween’, which came after a five-year hiatus for the band.

Since their debut EP release in 2001 The Coral have sold over a million UK albums, with five reaching the Top 10 including 2003’s chart-topping ‘Magic and Medicine’. Their eight Top 40 singles include ‘Dreaming Of You’, ‘In The Morning’, ‘Pass It On’, and ‘Don’t Think You’re The First’.

The Coral support Manic Street Preachers on their upcoming arena tour and play selected Festival and support dates throughout the summer:

Supporting Manic Street Preachers:
April 23             Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
April 25             Glasgow The SSE Hydro Arena
April 27             Birmingham Arena
April 28             Manchester Arena
May 1               Llandudno Arena
May 2               Leeds First Direct Arena
May 4               London SSE Arena Wembley
May 5               Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
May 24 – 27      Bearded Theory Festival, Walton-on-Trent
May 27             Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington
June 15            Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace (supporting Noel Gallagher)
August 19         Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield (Ocean Colour Scene headline)
August 24 – 26 Camper Calling, Alcester
Aug 30 – Sep 1 Electric Fields, Dumfries

The Coral ‘Move Through The Dawn’ tracklisting:
1. Eyes Like Pearls
2. Reaching Out For A Friend
3. Sweet Release
4. She's A Runaway
5. Strangers In The Hollow
6. Love Or Solution
7. Eyes Of The Moon
8. Undercover Of The Night
9. Outside My Window
10. Stormbreaker
11. After The Fair

 Cancer Bats Surprise Release New Album 'The Spark That Moves'.

Cancer BatsMonday 23rd April 2018
Multiple Juno-nominated, Canadian hardcore metal punks, Cancer Bats have just released their sixth studio album, The Spark That Moves, as a surprise worldwide. Choosing to forgo the traditional lead ups and teaser singles, Cancer Bats, with no forewarning, released The Spark That Moves in its entirety on all digital services at 12:01 this morning, with vinyl and CDs ready to ship out to fans the same day.
The album is now available through the band's own record label Bat Skull Records in partnership with New Damage Records in Canada and the US. Purchase or stream the album HERE.

"We were just tired of waiting," said front man Liam Joseph Cormier. "We spent all of 2017 working hard on this album, all while playing shows and talking with our fans, who were constantly asking "when can we hear new music!?". We figured why make anyone wait any longer, let's just drop the entire new album all at once," Cormier enthused. "I know as a fan, I just want to hear everything right away, let me buy the record right now!  We figured, why not release our own music the way we want."On top of releasing all 11 tracks off of their new record, Cancer Bats decided to pull "a bit of a Beyoncé" and have dropped a music video for every song on the album. The videos are premiering now via a variety of media outlets worldwide. Check out each of the videos created below.

01. Gatekeeper – VIDEO – Premiering at www.cancerbats.com
02. Brightest Days – VIDEO – Premiering at Cancer Bats YouTube
03. We Run Free – VIDEO – Premiering at Rock Zone - Spain
04. Space & Time – VIDEO – Premiering at Metal Hammer - Germany
05. Bed of Nails – VIDEO – Premiering at Visions Mag
06. Headwound – VIDEO – Premiering at Exclaim!
07. Fear Will Kill Us All – VIDEO – Premiering at Kerrang!
08. Rattlesnake – VIDEO – Premiering at Pure Grain Audio
09. Can't Sleep – VIDEO – Premiering at Noisey Germany
10. Heads Will Roll – VIDEO – Premiering at Metal Hammer UK
11. Winterpeg – VIDEO – Premiering at Apple Music

The Spark That Moves follows the bands critically successful album Searching for Zero (2015), which landed Cancer Bats their fourth Juno Award nomination for Metal/Hard Music Album. Recorded in Winnipeg, MB, under the watchful eyes and ears of JP Peters (Propagandhi) at his studio Private Ear and mixed by long-time collaborator and award-winning producer Eric Ratz, (producer of Hail Destroyer, Bears Mayors Scraps & Bones and Dead Set On Living), The Spark That Moves is Cancer Bats at its finest. Combining all of the elements from their last 5 releases, the 11 tracks that make up the album blend together the bands most melodic moments with their most aggressive, becoming a savage sprint of hardcore, punk, sludge, and metal that leaves the listener craving more.

Drummer Mike Peters and lead bass player Jaye Schwarzer seamlessly collide together like two wild beasts, while guitarist Scott Middleton blasts his signature layers of squeals and destruction over top. All of this thunderously led by singer Liam Cormier's now fully formed melodic growl as he fires both positive, inspiring lyrics and scorching damnation as displayed on album opener "Gate Keeper".  Without skipping a beat, they fire on track 2, "Brightest Days", shifting back to a classic Bats positive party anthem. The record seamlessly keeps this pace of raw, catchy, anthemic, metal and punk. Halfway through it breathes with the melodic standout "Bed Of Nails", a touch of desert rock they add into the mix before diving back into the chaos that is "Head Wound". This pace continues right until the crushing album closer "Winterpeg", an ode to the very city they recorded in, featuring guest vocals from Chris Hannah of the legendary Winnipeg punk band, Propagandhi.

Cancer Bats are currently on tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed sophomore album Hail Destroyer. The band will play two sold-out shows in Toronto this weekend at Lee's Palace before heading to the UK to play four back-to-back shows at the Underworld in London. For a complete list of shows, please see below.
 
10 Years of Hail Destroyer Tour Dates
04.20.18 – Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace – SOLD OUT
04.21.18 – Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace – SOLD OUT
04.24.18 - London, UK @ Underworld Camden (VERY FEW TICKETS REMAINING)
04.25.18 - London, UK @ Underworld Camden - SOLD OUT
04.26.18 - London, UK @ Underworld Camden - SOLD OUT
04.27.18 - London, UK @ Underworld, Camden - SOLD OUT

 Hollywood Undead Remix 'Whatever It Takes'.

Hollywood UndeadMonday 23rd April 2018
Hollywood Undead unveiled a new version of their hit single, “Whatever It Takes,” featuring notable recording artists Prodigal Sunn, Demrick, and Fudd Rukus. The mixtape edition of the song is available to stream and purchase on digital retailers, and fans can grab a listen and watch the music video HERE. The video was once again directed by Brian Cox, who has been at the helm for other signature Hollywood Undead videos including “California Dreaming” and “Black Cadillac.” The original track appears on the band’s fifth studio album, FIVE, released October 27th, 2017 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG.

“It's such an honor for us as a band to share this song with some extremely talented artists and friends,” says Johnny 3 Tears, Hollywood Undead’s vocalist and bass guitarist. “The song is about doing whatever we have to in order to overcome any circumstance, which is something everyone goes through in life. It's amazing to hear new stories on the same song. What's your story?”

After completing a substantial run of European dates earlier this year, Hollywood Undead are currently back on the road for a tour across North America. After selling out venues in London, Munich, Budapest, Prague, and more, it’s needless to say that the quintet’s atomic live performances are in high demand. To see it for yourself, check out the official live video of “Renegade” from the band’s headline performance at Moscow’s Adrenaline Stadium.
 
Hollywood Undead are confirmed to headline The Pit stage at this year's Reading & Leeds Festival:

24.08 - Leeds Festival
26.08 - Reading Festival

FIVE debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart and has accumulated over 35 million streams, led by standout tracks “California Dreaming,” “Whatever It Takes” and “Bad Moon.” The record threads together a collage of metallic instrumentation, street corner poetry, and industrial haze, and Hollywood Undead’s “penchant for experimentation, as well as a flair for pop craftsmanship, is what sets [the band] apart from some of their contemporaries” (AllMusic).

Listen to FIVE HERE, and stay tuned for more new music from Hollywood Undead.

 Sting And Shaggy Team Up To Release Album.

Sting And ShaggyMonday 23rd April 2018
Sting and Shaggy's new collaborative, island-inspired album, titled 44/876 is out now on Polydor Records.

Sting and Shaggy first came together in the studio to record just one song – the first single Don't Make Me Wait - which debuted at #1 on Billboard's digital reggae single sales chart. The two musicians hit it off creatively and the initial studio session was extended, which resulted in the pair recording an entire album of material which became 44/876 - a tribute to the Caribbean sounds that influence them both. These Jamaican rhythms can be heard in Sting's early work with The Police - 'Every Breath You Take' was written in Jamaica – as well as his solo career, and Shaggy, born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, cut his musical teeth in the dance hall clubs of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Sting and Shaggy will take their collaboration on the road this summer when the two Grammy-award winning artists will embark on a European tour of various historic venues, performing their most celebrated hits as well as songs off their forthcoming new album.

44/876 was recorded in Jamaica and New York with Sting & Shaggy being joined by various musicians and writers including the legendary Robbie Shakespeare of Sly and Robbie, dancehall sensation Aidonia, Branford Marsalis, Morgan Heritage (courtesy of CTBC Music Group), Agent Sasco and Sting's longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller as well as writers Taranchyla, Dwayne "iLL Wayno" Shippy, Shane Hoosong, Machine Gun Funk and Patexx. The sessions were produced in part by Sting International ("Oh, Carolina," "Boombastic" and "It Wasn't Me,") and Executive Produced by Martin Kierszenbaum who has previously written/produced songs for Sting, Madonna and Lady Gaga. Sting International, Robert "Hitmixer" Orton and Tony Lake mixed 44/876.

44/876 will be available in standard, deluxe and super-deluxe on CD, vinyl and digital download.

The track listing for 44/876 is:

  1. 44/876 (ft. Morgan Heritage and Aidonia)
  2. Morning Is Coming
  3. Waiting For The Break Of Day
  4. Gotta Get Back My Baby
  5. Don't Make Me Wait
  6. Just One Lifetime
  7. 22nd Street
  8. Dreaming In The U.S.A.
  9. Crooked Tree
  10. To Love And Be Loved
  11. Sad Trombone
  12. Night Shift
 Pennywise Release New Album 'Never Gonna Die' Today.

PennywiseFriday 20th April 2018
Today, Pennywise release their latest album Never Gonna Die. The legendary punk band's twelfth full-length, Never Gonna Die is the first full album of new songs with singer Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, drummer Byron McMackin, and bassist Randy Bradbury in over a decade.

Listen to Never Gonna Die at Spotify now:
https://open.spotify.com/album/2FFUV5Qe5UzMQhKwoKk8nF

Produced by longtime Pennywise collaborator Cameron Webb (Motörhead, NOFX, Alkaline Trio), Never Gonna Die came to life in the same space where the band penned classic songs with late bassist Jason Thirsk. With their quintessential power to merge the subversive and the celebratory, Pennywise have built the album on fast-paced anthems expertly engineered to inspire radical change, personal empowerment, relentless hijinks, and reckless fast times.

Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles—a neighborhood with a rich punk-rock history—Pennywise began in 1988. The band went on to amass an international following with their relentless touring and a melodic, high-energy sound fusing classic punk, surf punk, and blistering hardcore. Through the years, Pennywise have solidified their place in punk history with iconic songs like "Fuck Authority," "Alien," and "Bro Hymn" (their timeless ode to brotherhood and departed friends).

Pennywise have released 11 albums over the last three decades, including: Pennywise (1991), Unknown Road (1993), About Time (1995), Full Circle (1997), Straight Ahead (1999), Land of the Free? (2001), From the Ashes (2003), The Fuse (2005), Reason to Believe (2008), and Yesterdays (2014). Resolutely working outside the margins of the mainstream, the band has emerged as an enduringly vibrant staple on SoCal radio airwaves and the worldwide festival circuit.

PENNYWISE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

06/22/18
Scheessel, DE
Hurricane Festival
06/24/18
Neuhausen, DE
Southside Festival
06/26/18
Zurich, CH
Dynamo
06/28/18
Madrid, ES
Download Festival
06/29/18
Dornbirn, AT
Punk In Drublic Festival
06/30/18
Würzburg, DE
Misson Ready Festival
07/03/18
Rimini, IT
Summer Beach Arena
07/04/18
Milan, IT
Carroponte
07/06/18
Hünxe, DE
Ruhrpott Rodeo Festival
07/07/18
Zwolle, NL
Hedon
07/08/18
Gierle, BE
Sjock Festival

 Limbs To Release Debut Album.

LimbsFriday 13th April 2018
Post-hardcore quintet LIMBS has shared the title track from their forthcoming debut full-length album Father's Son. Fans can stream the track, which originally premiered on Triple J Radio's short.fast.loud, here:youtu.be/fsPhyWVMJqQ. Father's Son will be released on April 27th, 2018 via UNFD. The record gives listeners a dark and brooding look at a young man's journey out of religion as he comes to terms with both his upbringing and his own actions. For more information or to pre-order the album, please visit:unfd.lnk.to/FathersSon.

On the new single, vocalist Chris Costanza shares: "This is not only the title track, but the first song written for the record. It's gone through numerous changes since it's initial inception, but the core has remained the same. This song was written after coming up with the inital concept for the full length about 3 years ago."

Originally formed in 2013 under a different moniker, LIMBS released their debut album entitled Dead Ends before undergoing a fairly drastic lineup change. After taking eight months for reformation, LIMBS regrouped and released their sophomore release, Admission, in late 2014, to copious amounts of positive feedback. 

The following year LIMBS toured the DIY circuits relentlessly, dropping singles and gaining fans along the way. After a tour with Saosin, the band recorded a three song EP entitled SLEEP, which was mixed by Beau Burchell (Saosin) and mastered by Mike Kalajian, and was eventually re-recorded with Tim McTague (Underoath). 

Flash forward to 2018 and LIMBS have found a new home with UNFD, where they will drop their debut album Father's Son on April 27. A conceptual album following a young man breaking free from his indoctrinated upbringing, the album explores the harm it causes and the strength in reclaiming your own life. 

"It's loosely based off of some of my own personal experiences and feelings," explains frontman Chris Costanza. "It begins with the young man feeling distraught and angry after coming to some realizations about his upbringing and the harm it has done to both himself and others. It slowly turns inward as he reflects on himself and takes personal responsibility for his actions and deals with the aftermath of making such a drastic change in his life."

A brooding and cathartic album Costanza describes as "Norma Jean meets Radiohead," Father's Son came together with help from Tim McTague in the pre-production stages before moving on to record with Beau Burchell – the same team behind SLEEP

As LIMBS – rounded out by Daniel Nelson (drums), Joshua Kowalski (bass), Jordan Hunter (guitar), and Tyler Martin (guitar) – prepare to spend the next five months criss-crossing the highways of America showcasing Father's Son with the likes of Underoath, Veil of Maya, and on the Vans Warped Tour, Costanza reflects on the life lessons expressed within the album. 

"The biggest lesson I've learned is that love comes in many forms. Some people come at love from a religious standpoint, others from a spiritual standpoint, some from a more pragmatic place. But the most important thing I've realized is that (at least to me) it shouldn't matter where that love comes from. Seeing love in so many forms and from so many different viewpoints has been extremely eye opening for me and helped me broaden my view of love and how it's given/received. I think that's something I'll never stop learning."

Father's Son Tracklisting:
1. Fed
2. Father's Son
3. Abba
4. Black Thumb
5. Twelve Stones
6. Weep
7. Homestead
8. Sacrament
9. Crossed
10. Tangled Hands
11. Blister

 Dead Letter Circus Release New Single 'The Armour You Own'.

Dead Letter CircusFriday 20th April 2018
DEAD LETTER CIRCUS have released a brand new single and video in the form of 'The Armour You Own', which has been met with a rapturous response from both fans and critics.

The video was shot in Melbourne, Australia by local cinematographer Edward Goldner, who's worked with artists like Kimbra, Karnivool and Guy Pearce.

You can watch the video for 'The Armour You Own' here: https://youtu.be/-rGB9q8yv1Y

If the personal really is political, then DEAD LETTER CIRCUS's self-titled album - their fourth full-length of all-new, original material - may well be the band's most political statement to date. For a group that has, on previous records, taken a strong ethical stance on issues such as fracking, "Dead Letter Circus" strikes at the heart of what makes humans tick, and the insecurities and psychological foibles that can make us all so fragile. 

"When it comes to lyrics, I've generally always presented the evolved version of myself that has learned the lesson the song was written about," muses frontman Kim Benzie of the LP's overarching lyrical themes. "I guess this album kind of completes the picture by revealing the mental state those lesson often begin from. I never intentionally set out to write with a message in mind - I just let it happen, and this one came out super raw and personal." 

"Dead Letter Circus" repeats the previous winning production combination of Forrester Savell (Karnivool) and Matt Bartlem (Jarryd James, Matt Corby), the team that helped "Aesthesis" which debuted at #2 on the ARIA Charts - a feat also achieved by 2013's "The Catalyst Fire". DEAD LETTER CIRCUS worked with the duo over a six-week period at Studio Circuit in the Gold Coast, arriving at the most organic album of their career, light on digital programming but riddled with giant hooks and the quintet's trademark combination of ethereal atmospherics and towering riffs. 

This self-titled album owes a debut of gratitude to the band's past, but has it's sights set firmly on the future. It's the sound of a group united in a common cause.

"This album was a huge confirmation of the brotherhood within the band," agrees Benzie. "It felt like we reached a point of a collective mind state, where we were creating music that was only possible because of the brotherhood within the group. It felt like we'd arrived. A self-titled album felt like the perfect way to mark this moment in our journey to ourselves."

 State Champs Announce New Album 'Living Proof'.

State ChampsFriday 20th April 2018
Pop punk heroes State Champs announced their new record Living Proof today which will be released on June 15, 2018 on Pure Noise Records. Pre-order is currently available for the upcoming album via the label's site. Additionally, State Champs released a new track "Dead And Gone" and an accompanying video directed by Chris Fleck Hernandez today, which can be seen here

Over the past decade, Albany, New York's State Champs have become a major player in the world of pop-punk, helping define the shape of the genre for a new generation of fans. And on June 15, Living Proof will push pop-punk forward. 

Formed in 2010 by vocalist Derek DiScanio and guitarist Tyler Szalkowski, the pair began laying the foundation of State Champs in garages and basements throughout their hometown. The band's lineup would shift a bit, but DiScanio and Szalkowski were always at the helm, crafting the band's 2013 debut, The Finer Things, along with guitarist Tony "Rival" Diaz and drummer Evan Ambrosio. They'd add bassist Ryan Scott Graham the following year and, in 2015, they'd release Around The World And Back, a record that elevated State Champs to a frontrunner in the genre. 

The band's third album, Living Proof, will be released June 15 on Pure Noise Records, and it's the most ambitious and cohesive work in the band's catalog. "It was like, let's take as many swings at it, try as many new things and experiment, until we get to the point where we could start searching through it all and then find the album," says DiScanio of the writing process. After touring for Around The World And Back wrapped, the band returned to Albany, headed back into the garage, and started writing songs for what would become the framework for Living Proof. Getting back to their roots paid dividends, as the band had a new batch of songs ready, and once they linked up with the album's producers, they wrote even more. 

Living Proof was recorded in two different sessions with different teams assisting the band. The first session saw John Feldmann producing, who brought his knack for writing hit records—which he's done for bands like Blink-182 and Good Charlotte—into the fold. But State Champs wouldn't let their old-school roots die, teaming up with Mike Green and Kyle Black, the pair that shepherded Around The World And Back across the finish line. "If there was only one chance we had at beating the sound of Around The World And Back, we still had to have them involved," saud DiScanio. With the recording process split in two, it allowed State Champs to write and record more songs than ever before, culling it down to the most potent batch possible. "At the end of the writing and recording process, we had 19 or 20 songs. We looked at each other like, 'Holy shit. What the hell? This has never happened before,'" he said. .

Not only that, State Champs collaborated with some of pop-punk's heaviest hitters, as the band co-wrote songs with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low and Mark Hoppus from Blink-182. Though State Champs had no intention of working with Hoppus, the punk legend stopped by Feldmann's studio while the band was recording and quickly took a liking to them Before long, Hoppus was helping the band write a pair of songs, working with DiScanio on the lyrics, and then jumping in the vocal booth to lay down some parts of his own. "We had no idea he was even coming in," said DiScanio, "Then the next day, me and Mark Hoppus are just sitting out by John Feldmann's pool writing lyrics from scratch. And that ultimately ended up being 'Dead And Gone,' which is the first single on the record."

This chance encounter speaks to what's at the heart of Living Proof, and that's DiScanio's embrace of the things you can't prepare for. "Living Proof has a lot to do with independence, and finding the independence within you, embracing the mixed emotions that fall in your lap a lot of the time," said DiScanio, noting that the album's title is taken from the song "Cut Through The Static," where he proclaims, "Let's cut through the static and be the living proof." On an album full of go-for-broke moments, State Champs pushed themselves to new heights without ever forgetting where they came from. 
"There are songs on this album about everything," he said, "There's break-ups, and flings, love, loss, all of that. I've seen a little bit of everything through this writing process." Living Proof is a record about coming out the other side those experiences, both triumphant and humbled. That growth as palpable, as State Champs made a record that's like nothing they've done before, but is still an an album that only they could ever make. 

State Champs Living Proof Track List:
01. Criminal
02. Frozen
03. Crystal Ball
04. Dead and Gone
05. Lightning
06. Our Time To Go
07. Safehaven
08. Something About You
09. The Fix Up
10. Cut Through The Static
11. Mine Is Gold
12. Time Machine
13. Sidelines

 PAlm Reader Announce UK Tour.

Palm ReaderFriday 20th April 2018
Palm Reader are excited to share their dark, dreamlike new video for 'Inertia' (feat. Matt Reynolds from Haggard Cat) taken from their highly anticipatedand critically acclaimed third studio album, 'Braille' out now via hotly tipped UK independent label Silent Cult Records.
Watch 'Inertia' Here

'Braille' was recorded and produced by Lewis Johns (Bastions, Rolo Tomassi, Gnarwolves, Muncie Girls) at The Ranch, Southampton. 'Braille 'is a highly refined, and marked evolution of Palm Reader's sonic identity, and sees the band eclipse their previous works. Palm Reader have doctorates in mathematical time signatures, gargantuan riffs and rail-rattling brutality, but their third offering transcends these preconceptions with fathoms of oceanic atmosphere, Intellect, and melodies awash with all the beauty and power of a tsunami.

Formed from the same Surrey scene that brought the world Employed To Serve, Woking's Palm Reader have spent the last seven years honing their craft everywhere from the dingiest toilet venues in Britain to the biggest festival stages in Europe, continuingly improving both as a live band and as songwriters as they have crept stealth-like to the upper echelons of the United Kingdom's most respected underground acts.

Since their birth in 2011 the band quickly got to work melding their various influences into their earliest compositions, their debut 4 track EP released later that year took the raw punk of Gallows, the technical, complex time signatures of The Dillinger Escape Plan and the seething atmospheric approach of Cult Of Luna. It impressed enough of their peers and contemporaries that Palm Reader were soon embarking on shows up and down the country with the likes of Brotherhood Of The Lake, Bastions, Let's Talk Daggers, The Catharsis and many other of the hugely impressive raft of new bands populating the UK underground at that moment.

Be sure to catch Palm Reader at one of the following dates:

July
24th London, Thousand Island
25th Bristol, Exchange
26th Manchester, Rebellion
27th Glasgow, Garage Attic
29th Birmingham, Asylum 2
August
8th Belfast, Voodoo
9th Dublin, Fibber
10th Cork, The Poor Relation
11th  Galway, Roisin Dubh

 Skindred Release Video For New Single 'That's My Jam'.

SkindredFriday 20th April 2018
Skindred Release Music Video for New Single 'That's My Jam' and Pre-order Link for new album goes live!
 

 We really wanted to write a song that would become a new Skindred Anthem. Something that would played in Rock clubs and get people onto the Dancefloor. Musically heavy, but having a massive pop sensibility at the same time. Stylistically it's something we have always done on all our records, but it's really hard to get the balance just right.  The music video was so much fun to shoot. Running around London getting as much footage as possible with a dancing Cat! Trying not to get arrested while shooting! You then add the bad guy from Eastenders into the mix and you've got a fun video! - Says Drummer Arya Goggin

New Album 'Big Tings' is out 27th April 2018

Roaring and pounding, the follow-up to 2015`s Volume is a magnificent beast churning out heavy, distortion-laden riff punches melting into vocalist Benji Webbe`s frenzied rapping. Explosive metal and punk material rubs shoulders with smooth melodies – and of course Skindred wouldn`t leave us on the dancefloor without a hefty helping of their trademark Godzilla-esquely huge choruses.
 
Big songs, big sound, big tings!

Make sure to go see SKINDRED live at their 'Start the Machine Tour' all over the UK in April with special guests CKY and Danko Jones!

 
SKINDRED
/w CKY, Danko Jones
19.04.18 UK - Norwich / UEA
20.04.18 UK - Southampton / 02 Guildhall
21.04.18 UK - Nottingham / Rock City
22.04.18 Uk - Manchester / Academy
24.04.18 UK - Glasgow / 02 ABC
25.04.18 UK - Bristol / 02 Academy
27.04.18 UK - Leeds / 02 Academy
28.04.18 UK - London / 02 Academy, Brixton
29.04.18 UK - Birmingam / 02 Institute
More dates to be announced soon!
 

Release Video for New Single 
'That's My Jam'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GkkR6-er4c&feature=youtu.be

Pre-Order Link for New Album Now Available 
'Big Tings'
 http://radi.al/BigTings

 Download Festival Goes Greener.

Download FestivalFriday 20th April 2018
Download Festival, the world's premier rock event has announced major improvement plans for this year's festival, pushing to make it the most accessible and greenest Download ever. Viewing platforms across all stages and British Sign Language interpreters lead the way for accessibility improvements to better meet the needs of Download fans, and after receiving a 4-star Creative Green Certification from Julie's Bicycle, Download continues to raise the bar with its commitment to environmental protection with the introduction of its first ever Eco Campsite. Download Festival takes place on 8 - 10 June 2018 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:
"Download Festival is built upon an ethos of inclusivity and it's incredibly important to us that as many people as possible are able to enjoy the festival to the fullest. The appointment of accessibility ambassadors has provided us with invaluable feedback so that we're able to implement practical improvements to site the that we hope will dramatically improve the experience for all. Being awarded a 4 out of 5 star Creative Green Certification is a huge milestone for Download Festival, and in this current climate I can't help but feel proud of what we are doing to protect the environment including the introduction of Greenpeace's Eco Campsite."

Access viewing platforms will now be available at all stages across the festival as well as in The DogHouse, Download's resident party stop located in the Village, meaning great accessible vantage points for the fans' favourite bands whether they're on The Dogtooth Stage or Main Stage. Download Festival is incredibly proud to welcome British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters for the first time on the Main and Zippo Encore Stage platforms, provided by Performance Interpreting, a unique company providing deaf performers to the music and entertainment industry. Castle Donington Volunteer Centre will return to Download for the fifth year, to provide an almost 24-hour free shuttle service between the campsite and Village, along with Campsite and Public Transport Hub for Access customers. This year will see a 50% increase in the shuttle bus vehicles due to significant demand in 2017.

Marie Pascall, Director of Performance Interpreting says:
"Performance Interpreting are proud to be providing the first ever BSL Access Team at this year's Download Festival. We will be providing a team of 8 qualified interpreters over the 3-day event, including deaf and hearing coordinators to ensure Deaf rock fans have an unforgettable experience. Rock music can be extremely challenging to interpret, embodying the energy, power and raw emotion of these almighty rock legends is an ambitious achievement. Bring it on!"

Continued improvements are being implemented at the Access Campsite. Those camping in the accessible campsite will now be able to drive right up to their pitch to drop off their equipment, where a team of ready and willing helpers are on hand to unload customers' cars. A wheelchair charging tent with 50 charging points will be available for the first time, and the possibility of adding extra, and there will even be a 50% increase in the number of toilets in the Access Campsite as well as the check-in facility doubling in size to help make the process as comfortable, smooth and efficient as possible.

Laura Mina, Festival Republic's Senior Access Coordinator comments:
"We're continuously improving accessibility for our customers, and we're predicting a 31% increase in Access arrivals at Download Festival following changes we implemented last year, an increase from 1450 to over 2000. We work tirelessly to ensure we deliver the best possible experience for our Access customers and this year is no exception."

Download Festival is dedicated to improving its understanding, commitment and improvement towards environmental sustainability, and since 2016 Download has participated in the Creative Green Certification which is an external assessment by Julie's Bicycle, a charity who support the creative industries to act on climate change. Download achieved an incredible four out of five stars due to last year's environmental ethics, and welcomes everyone to read full report is available to read online. 

Last year at Download there was a decrease in overall carbon footprint by 96 tonnes of CO2e compared to 2016, and for 2018 we have introduced carbon balancing by adding £1 to the cost of all parking passes which will be donated to the charity Energy Revolution, who invest in renewable energy projects. This is on top of current travel initiatives with Big Green Coach, Liftshare and shuttle buses to encourage the reduction of traffic coming to the site.

In 2017, overall waste decreased by 61% compared to the year previous. Download Festival introduced reusable cups last year where half a million single use cups were saved, and the Deposit Return System has seen an amazing 100,000 bottles collected and recycled since 2016. There has even been an increase of campsite recycling points, and food traders are not allowed to use single use plastic cutlery or food containers to ensure 2018 is the most environmentally friendly yet. Did we mention plastic straws have been banned since 2016 too?

Following this, and new for 2018, Greenpeace are hosting a brand-new campsite called Eco Camp in a beautiful part of the Donington Estate, which is home to ancient oak trees and native wildlife, and can host up to 3000 fans who value spending time in the great outdoors just as much as listening to their favourite bands. Staying in the campsite is available at no extra cost for fans who have purchased a valid weekend camping ticket, but they must pre-register in advance and sign up to the set of eco-principles which include respecting the natural environment and fellow campers, being responsible for their rubbish and taking camping equipment home. During the festival Greenpeace will nurture a community of like-minded people to get inspiration about how to live in a positive way and only their experiences and memories will remain.

Victoria Chapman, Sustainability Coordinator at Festival Republic says:
"Download fans have been shown to be extremely environmental conscious and I am delighted that this has been reflected in the achievement of a 4 out of 5 star award, in only the second year of undertaking Creative Green Certification."

Download Festival introduced the Dog Blog last year, to directly communicate with fans and gather feedback. This blog has been active on the website since the start of the year, allowing customers to email in questions or suggestions, and 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 read here.

Download are also proud to officially introduce brand new bookers Kamran Haq and Sean Ryman to the family. Both joined last year and work alongside Andy Copping, keeping ears firmly to the ground, handpicking the most exciting emerging talent around the world and bringing them to the stage.
DOWNLOAD LINE UP

Avenged Sevenfold / Guns N' Roses / Ozzy Osbourne
A / Alexisonfire / All Them Witches / Anchor Lane /  Andrew W.K / Asking Alexandria / Avatar / BABYMETAL / Bad Cop/Bad Cop / Bad Religion / Baroness / Being As An Ocean / Black Foxxes /  Black Stone Cherry / Black Veil Brides / Blessthefall / Body Count Ft. Ice T / Boston Manor / Bullet For My Valentine / Bury Tomorrow / Cancer Bats / Cellar Darling /  CKY/  Corrosion Of Conformity / Cradle Of Filth / Culture Abuse / Dead Cross / DED / Blooms / DragonForce / Dream State / Emmure / Employed To Serve / Gold Key / Greta Van Fleet / Hatebreed / Helpless / Higher Power / Igorrr /  In This Moment / Inglorious / Jamie Lenman / Jonathan Davis / Kaiser Franz / Knocked Loose / Koyo / Kreator / L7 / Lawnmower Deth / Less Than Jake / Loath / Malevolence / Marilyn Manson / Marmozets / Mayday Parade / Meshuggah / Milk Teeth / Miss May I / Monster Truck / Myke Gray / Myrkur / Neck Deep / No Hot Ashes / Parkway Drive / Plini / Powerflo / Puppy / Rise Against / Rolo Tomassi / Savage Messiah / Shinedown / SHVPES / Sleep Token / Starcrawler / Stick To Your Guns / Stray From The Path / Sun Arcana / TesseracT / The Bottom Line / The Bronx / The Faim / The Hives / The Hyena Kill / The Maine / The Pink Slips / The Struts / The Temperance Movement / Thrice / Thunder / Thy Art Is Murder / Tigress / Turbonegro / Volbeat / Von Hertzen Brothers / Wayward Sons / Whiskey Myers / Woes / WSTR / You Me At Six / Zeal & Ardor

 Tremonti Release New Video.

TremontiFriday 20th April 2018
Tremonti, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars/backing vocals, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, have released the first official music video for their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, set for release worldwidevia Napalm Records on June 8. “Take You With Me,” the second song released from the album, is now available on all streaming services. The music video for the song was directed by John Deeb and can be seen at: https://youtu.be/BYwrSAZzXEc

“Take You With Me” follows a lyric video for the title track that was released at the beginning of April. The album, A Dying Machine, is available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/ADyingMachine in various physical configurations as well as digitally. Fans that pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of new songs “Take You With Me” and “A Dying Machine” as well as 2 future tracks that will be released before the June 8th street date. The new single is also available on all streaming services including Apple Music and Spotify.

A Dying Machineis the first concept album of Tremonti’s career. The music is inspired by a story that came to Mark while on the last Alter Bridge tour. During that time, the epic title track “A Dying Machine” was born. The story, which is being turned into a full-length work of fiction authored by Mark Tremonti and John Shirley, takes place at the turn of the next century where humans and fabricated beings called “vessels” are trying to co-exist. Tremonti and Shirley are working on finishing the novel to release alongside the record. 

The track listing for A Dying Machineis:

  1. Bringer Of War
  2. From The Sky
  3. A Dying Machine
  4. Trust
  5. Throw Them To The Lions
  6. Make It Hurt
  7. Traipse
  8. The First The Last
  9. A Lot Like Sin
  10. The Day When Legions Burned
  11. As The Silence Becomes Me
  12. Take You With Me
  13. Desolation
  14. Found


Tremontiwill be hitting the road in support of A Dying Machine. Following US dates in May, the band heads to Europe mid-June for seven weeks of touring that includes dates as direct support for Iron Maiden alongside headline shows and European festivals. Full tour info and ticket links can be found at www.marktremonti.com.

UK dates
Thu 28th Jun - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 29th Jun - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 30th Jun - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Mon 2nd Jul - BELFAST Limelight
Tue 3rd Jul - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 5th Jul - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids
 Biffy Clyro Announce MTV Unplugged Album And Show.

Biffy ClyroFriday 13th April 2018
Although their live shows are best known for their electrifying and explosive energy, Biffy Clyro have often demonstrated that their songs possess an added poignancy when stripped back to their essence. Now the band can announce details of their first acoustic album, 'MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London' on May 25th.

Recorded at London's famous Roundhouse venue on November 8th last year, the set represented the UK relaunch of the iconic MTV Unplugged series. Biffy Clyro follow in the footsteps of influential rock bands who had previously performed as part of the series, notably Nirvana, Oasis, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and George Michael.

MTV will broadcast a global premiere of the Roundhouse performance on May 25th. Biffy Clyro 'MTV Unplugged' will premiere in the UK on Friday May 25th at 9pm on MTV and at 10pm on MTV Music.

The set is rich with favourites from the Biffy catalogue. 'Machines' is already long established as a highlight of the band's live shows as Simon Neil performs accompanied by a single acoustic guitar, while the likes of 'Many of Horror', 'Re-arrange' and 'Medicine' are all natural fits for an Unplugged performance. Yet the band also flourish with stripped-back performances of songs that were more aggressive and dramatic in their original form, such as 'The Captain', 'Black Chandelier' and 'Bubbles'.

p;The album also presents some special treats for Biffy fans. A stunning take on the Beach Boys' classic 'God Only Knows' is an undoubted highlight, while a brand new original song is also included in the shape of 'Different Kind of Love'.

'MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London' will be released on digital, CD, CD/DVD and a special vinyl/CD/DVD boxset. Pre-orders are now available from http://mtvunplugged.biffyclyro.com/, with the new Unplugged version of 'Many of Horror' provided as an instant download.

Everyone who pre-orders the album from the official Biffy Clyro store will subsequently receive a pre-sale code for the band's MTV Unplugged tour which commences in September.

The MTV Unplugged tour presents a chance for a wider audience to see Biffy Clyro play a rare full-length acoustic set in magnificent surroundings. Tickets for the dates, listed below, go on general sale from May 11th.

September
15th – Dublin, The Helix
16th – Belfast, Waterfront
18th – Cardiff, St. David's Hall
19th – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
21st – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
22nd – Manchester, Manchester Opera House
24th – London, Royal Albert Hall

In addition, the tour will also visit France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

The 'MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London' tracklisting is:

1.     'The Captain'
2.     'Biblical'
3.     'Re-arrange'
4.     'Drop It'
5.     'Black Chandelier'
6.     'Folding Stars'
7.     'Different Kind Of Love'
8.     'Mountains'
9.     'God Only Knows'
10.  'Opposite'
11.  'Small Wishes'
12.  'Bubbles'
13.  'Medicine'
14.  'Many of Horror'
15.  'Machines'

Tickets for Biffy Clyro go on-sale to the general public on Friday 11 May 2018 at 9am at www.livenation.co.uk/

 Thrice Announce One Off UK Headline Show.

ThriceFriday 13th April 2018
Thrice will return to London this June for a one off headline show at the Electric Ballroom on 9th June, ahead of their performance at Download festival that weekend.

"We can't wait to kick off our summer UK/EUR tour with an intimate show in London, a place that has truly turned into a home away from home for us." says Drummer Riley Breckenridge.

Saturday 9th June- Electric Ballroom, London
Tickets on sale now Livenation.co.uk / Ticketmaster.co.uk

Sunday 10th June, Download Festival, Donnington

Thrice are currently in the studio recording their tenth album, which follows the critically acclaimed 2016 release, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere.

 Bury Tomorrow Announce Fifth album 'Black Flame'.

Bury TomorrowFriday 13th April 2018
Bury Tomorrow have today announced the release of their fifth album (and first for Music For Nations / Sony Music), 'Black Flame', on July 13th. The band, who have this week been inviting fans to 'Claim Their Flame' via http://www.bury-tomorrow.com, have also just released the album's title track as the first single, complete with an accompanying music video at: http://www.smarturl.it/blackflamevideo

By whatever measure you care to use, Bury Tomorrow are among modern British metal's upper echelon.
Long since established as one of the UK's most successful heavy exports, the Hampshire quintet have performed on main stages at virtually every major European festival you care to name, racked up millions of YouTube views, scored two top 40 UK albums and sold tens of thousands of tickets to their incendiary live shows in the process. Shows which combine a passion, precision and uncompromising aggression that has become both a trademark and a badge of honour.

That they have achieved all of this, and much more besides, not by following trends or jumping from bandwagon to bandwagon, but by sharpening to a diamond-cut point their brand of punishing, yet effortlessly melodic heaviness, speaks of a character that few bands of any genre could hope to match.

Indeed, it is this character, this unwavering spirit, that has earned them one of the most rabidly dedicated, dye-in-the-wool fanbases in the whole of rock music. A fanbase which has seen the band grow steadily across four pulverising records of unerring quality and ever-expanding ambition.

But something is about to change for Bury Tomorrow – the embers of steady growth are about to ignite into something much, much larger. The band pouring petrol on the blaze and starting an out and out inferno. 'Black Flame' is here, and it's a record, and a movement, that's going to spread like wildfire.

'Black Flame'
TRACKLISTING:

1) No Less Violent
2) Adrenaline
3) Black Flame
4) My Revenge
5) More Than Mortal
6) Knife Of Gold
7) The Age
8) Stormbringer
9) Overcast
10) Peacekeeper

Pre-orders are available now at: 
www.smarturl.it/BT_BlackFlame  

Forthcoming live shows:
APRIL
20 - Impericon Festival, Vienna, Austria
21 – Impericon Festival, Oberhausen, Denmark
23 – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
25 – Fangelset, Gothenburg, Sweden
27 – Orange House, Kiel, Germany
28 – Impericon Festival, Leipzig, Germany
JUNE
1/2 – Rock am Ring / Rock Am Park
5 – Volxshaus Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria
6 – In Fest, Milan, Italy
7 – Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, Switzerland
9 – Download Festival, Donnington, England
15 – Download Fesitval, Paris, France
16 – Bas Bett, Frankfurt, Germany
17 – Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic
18 – Hydrozagadka, Warsaw, Poland
19 – Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
21 – Graspop Metal, Dessel, Belgium
24 – Keller Klub, Stuttgart, Germany
26 – Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
27 – Musikcentrum, Hannover, Germany
29 – Jera On Air, Ysselsteijn, Netherlands
30 – Vainstream Rockfest, Munster, Germany

 Ghost To Release New Album On The 1st June.

GhostFriday 13th April 2018
Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost today announced their fourth sacred psalm Prequelle (pronounced prē-KWELL) will be released on June 1, 2018 via Spinefarm/Loma Vista Recordings. Prequelle is available for pre-order starting today HERE. Limited edition bundles including 8-Tracks, Casettes and more are available exclusively in the Ghost shop HERE.

Fans have come along for the ride for years, not knowing for certain who was behind the anonymous band... that is, until Tobias Forge recently revealed himself as the man behind Ghost. Each album is more like a film release than a record release. In addition to serving as director, Forge conceives the role of every character, and oversees everything from the screenplay to video to wardrobe design to artwork to cinematography to soundtrack.

In an interesting twist in Ghost's saga, Cardinal Copia has been appointed to take over vocal duties for the forthcoming psalm. Meet him HERE. Lyrically, Prequelle delves into the plague, the apocalypse, and dark ages. The entire body of work is also a snapshot of the world in which we live in on a daily basis, brought to life through an emotive, enlightening, and riveting body of songs.

Ghost today also shared Prequelle's lead single "Rats" with an accompanying music video directed by Roboshobo. Watch the video HERE. "Rats" is available to stream and download now via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play. Fans who pre-order Prequelle will receive an instant download of the track.

"Rats" music video - http://found.ee/Ghost_RatsVevo

Prequelle follows Ghost's third studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, which elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for 'Best Metal Performance'. In The US, Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart, selling over half a million copies globally. The band made their US network television debut performing the album's lead single "Cirice" on CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock Radio chart topper with "Square Hammer".

Next month, Ghost will embark on a US tour that will kick off on May 5, 2018 in Riverside, CA, and visit US Cities throughout the Spring. Tickets for the Rats On The Road Tour are available now HERE. A complete list of upcoming live dates can be found below.

Prequelle Tracklisting
1. Ashes
2. Rats
3. Faith
4. See the Light
5. Miasma
6. Dance Macabre
7. Pro Memoria
8. Witch Image
9. Helvetesfonster
10. Life Eternal

Ghost US Tour Dates
May 05, 2018 -  Riverside, CA - RMA
May 06, 2018 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Music Hall
May 08, 2018 - Houston, TX - Revention
May 10, 2018 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli
May 11, 2018 - Cincinnati, OH - The Taft Theatre
May 12, 2018 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
May 13, 2018 - Columbus, OH - Express Live
May 15, 2018 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
May 16, 2018 - Syracuse, NY - Crouse Hinds Theater
May 18, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
May 19, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA - WMMR BBQ
May 20, 2018 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
May 22, 2018 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 23, 2018 - Nashville, TN - Tennessee PAC
May 25, 2018 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
May 26, 2018 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
May 27, 2018 - Memphis, TN - Cannon Center
May 29, 2018 - Ft. Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theater
May 31, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
June 01, 2018 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theater

 In Hearts Wake To Release Deluxe Version Of 'Ark'.

In Hearts WakeFriday 13th April 2018
In Hearts Wake have announced the release of a collector's edition of 'Ark', featuring the original ARIA #3 album in all its instrumental glory, as well as re-imagined versions and guest vocals from Thy Art Is Murder frontman CJ McMahon and Dream State frontwoman CJ Gilpin.
Ark Deluxe is available for preorder here.
 In Hearts Wake - Ark Deluxe is out June 8 via UNFD

DISC 1

1. Ark     
2. Passage         
3. Nomad
4. Frequency       
5. Warcry
6. Waterborne       
7. Arrow   
8. Flow   
9. Overthrow       
10. Elemental         
11. Totality
12. Now     
13.  Arrow (feat. CJ Gilpin)   
14. Frequency (Reimagined)
15. Waterborne (Reimagined)           
16. Adrift (Outro)   
17. Elemental (feat. CJ McMahon) 
DISC 2
1. Ark (Instrumental)
2. Passage (Instrumental)
3. Nomad (Instrumental)
4. Frequency (Instrumental)
5. Warcry (Instrumental)
6. Waterborne (Instrumental)
7. Arrow (Instrumental)
8. Flow (Instrumental)
9. Overthrow (Instrumental)
10. Elemental (Instrumental)
11. Totality (Instrumental)
12. Now (Instrumental)

 Hawthorne Heights Release Video For 'Starlighter'.

Hawthorne HeightsFriday 13th April 2018
Hawthorne Heights have premiered new track 'Starlighter (Echo, Utah)' on Rock Sound.
The track is taken from upcoming new album Bad Frequencies, the band's first full-length album since 2013 and first release on Pure Noise Records.

Bad Frequencies
 will be released on the 27th April.   You can pre-order the album ahead of its release here

You can listen to 'Starlighter (Echo, Utah)' here
The album was produced by Hawthorne Heights along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio), and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy Winner, NOFX, Social Distortion). The band previously worked with Ingram on the Hurt EP as well as Webb for "Push Me Away" which was released last summer ahead of their full run on the Vans Warped Tour.

Bad Frequencies Track Listing:
In Gloom
Pink Hearts
Crimson Sand
The Perfect Way To Fall Apart
Just Another Ghost
Bad Frequencies
Skylark
Edge Of Town
Starlighter (Echo, Utah)
Push Me Away
The Suicide Mile
Straight Down The Line
Pills

Hawthorne Heights is composed of JT Woodruff (Vocals, Guitar), Mark McMillon (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Ridenour (Bass, Backing Vocals), Chris Popadak (Drums). The band has remained dedicated to their fans and has maintained a hard-working DIY mentality over the course of their 14-year career while delivering monumental albums like The Silence in Black And White and If Only You Were Lonely.

On signing with Pure Noise Records, the band shares, "We had been doing it ourselves for a few years, and while we love having all that freedom, we really thought that this was a great album to dive back into the label atmosphere. We've followed Pure Noise for years, and have always been impressed with how they release records, and the bands they choose to sign. We really believe that Bad Frequencies is one of the best things that we've created as Hawthorne Heights, so we wanted to give it every possible chance at success. After a few conversations with Jake, we knew everything would come together quickly, and that it would be a fun project for both the band and label."

 Mayday PArade Sign To Rise Records.

Mayday ParadeFriday 13th April 2018
RISE Records has signed Tallahassee, Florida-based rock band Mayday Parade. The band will be playing this years Download Festival 8th - 10th June in the UK as well as headlining this year's final Warped Tour, which kicks off June 21st in Pomona, CA and gearing up for the release of much-anticipated new album.

"We are very happy to be teamed up with Rise Records for the release of our 6th full length album," says Mayday Parade lead singer Derek Sanders. "Rise has done a fantastic job with their projects and it's clear that they are passionate about the music they help put out into the world. We appreciate the fact that they believe in our band still after all these years and we are so excited for everyone to hear what we've been working on. Thank you all!"

You can watch the bands video announcement of signing to Rise Records 
here

Over the course of the last 10 years, Mayday Parade (rounded out by bassist/vocalist Jeremy Lenzo, guitarist Alex Garcia, guitarist Brooks Betts and drummer/vocalist Jake Bundrick) has sold more than a million albums. Four of their releases have sold over 100,000 units each, with their most successful album (2007's A Lesson In Romantics) selling more than a half-million copies.  They have 60+ videos on YouTube with over 1 million views, and their songs have amassed over 350 million streams in the US alone.

 Trivium Release Video For 'Endless Night' Ahead Of UK Tour.

TriviumTuesday 10th April 2018
US headbangers Trivium have released the video for "Endless Night", taken from their latest, critically acclaimed eighth album THE SIN AND THE SENTENCE, out now via Roadrunner Records.

Watch the performance-driven, visually-charged video, which was shot in Orlando by director John Deeb and produced by Deeb Studios, here (https://youtu.be/y2xUzj0JwJ8).

A special Trivium-only front cover edition of Metal Hammer magazine recently sold out the same day it was launched. Frontman Matt Heafy features on Metal Hammer's 'The Sin And The Sentence' tour edition front cover, currently available, and bassist Paolo Gregoletto is the front cover star for Bass Guitar magazine this month.  In other Trivium news, the band is nominated for "Best International Band" at the 2018 Metal Hammer Golden God Awards.  Cast your vote at: http://2018.goldengods.teamrock.com/vote/best-international.

The foursome, currently on the road in Europe, hit the UK from April 16 for a headlining tour, bringing special guests Code Orange, plus Power Trip and Venom Prison to round out the bill. Soon after, the band traverse the USA with old friends Bullet for My Valentine as well as appearing at a slew of festivals. 

UK DATES:  
Mon 16th Apr - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Tue 17th Apr - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Thu 19th Apr - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Fri 20th Apr - MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 21st Apr - LONDON O2 Brixton Academy

Earlier this year, the band released a video recapping their Autumn 2017 leg of The Sin and The Sentence Tour, featuring Arch Enemy. It was a massively successful trek for the band and boasted some of the best North American attendance tallies in Trivium's history. Watch it here and feel front and centre at a Trivium show.

Recorded with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira) at Santa Ana, California's Hybrid Studios, THE SIN AND THE SENTENCE finds Trivium – Matt Heafy (lead vocals, lead guitar), Corey Beaulieu (guitar, vocals), Paolo Gregoletto (bass) and Alex Bent (drums) – returning with their first new music since their celebrated 2015 LP, SILENCE IN THE SNOW. The new LP also features the band's first recordings with new drummer Bent who joined the band last year.  Listen to the title track and "The Heart From Your Hate."

 Frank Turner Back With New Song 'Make America Great Again'.

Frank TurnerTuesday 10th April 2018
Frank Turner is sharing 'Make America Great Again', the latest new track to emerge from his forthcoming albumBe More Kind, which was today's"World Record" on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show. Available through Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records,'Make America Great Again' is a wry riposte to the poisonous invective of Trump's White House, with Turner's knack for an irrepressible hook bolstered here by the hints of electronic pop which tinge Be More Kind. 

'Make America Great Again' arrives alongside a new video which Frank recently shot on the streets of Austin, Texas whilst performing at this year's SXSW Festival, conducting his own vox pop on what Americans feel truly makes their country great - watch here https://frankturner.lnk.to/MAGAVideoPR  Speaking about the new track, Frank says: "This is obviously one of the more provocatively-titled songs I've released in recent years, but in a way, I'm not kidding. America is bloody great, one of my favourite countries in the world. Much like back at home, they've had a politically fraught time of late, and I wanted to say something about it. And for the video, I thought I'd make some new friends (in Texas!) to help out with the suggestions."

Be More Kind represents a thematic and sonic line in the sand for the 36-year-old."I wanted to try and get out of my comfort zone and do something different,"says Turner. After the stripped-down, live-sounding previous album Positive Songs..., Turner wanted to try a new approach for the record. With this in mind he recruited producers Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block, formerly of psychedelic-rock Texans White Denim, and Florence And The Machine and Halsey collaborator Charlie Hugall and the idea of recording a more rock-led album with tints of electronic-pop took shape. Be More Kind was made over a period of seven months, giving Turner the opportunity to turn songs on their head, try different versions and shake up the dynamics within his band. 

Be More Kind was inspired by a Clive James poem called Leçons Des Ténèbres: "I should have been more kind. It is my fate. To find this out, but find it out too late." "It devastated me the first time I read it," he says. "A lot of older, wiser people tend to say things like that, that the things that come out in the wash at the end of a human life are the way you treated the people around you. In the modern world, that's a lesson that all of us, myself included could do to learn." 

Turner recently announced the Be More Kind World Tour which will begin in April, with its first leg playing to over 200,000 people across the UK, the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, taking them through to Christmas. The first batch of announcements covers 120 dates. 

BE MORE KIND TOUR - UK & IRELAND DATES:

APRIL
13th     Manchester   Academy SOLD OUT
15th    Dublin           The Academy SOLD OUT
16th  Dublin           The Academy (Extra date added)
18th     Belfast           The Limelight 
20th     Aberdeen      The Garage SOLD OUT
21st     Edinburgh      Liquid Room SOLD OUT
22nd     Newcastle     O2 Academy SOLD OUT
24th      Sheffield       O2 AcademySOLD OUT
25th      Liverpool       O2 AcademySOLD OUT
27th      Bristol         O2 Academy SOLD OUT
28th      Exeter Uni     Great Hall SOLD OUT
30th      Cambridge     Corn Exchange 
MAY
1st       Southampton   Guildhall 01/05/2018
SOLD OUT
2nd      Southend Cliffs  Pavilion 02/05/2018 
4th       Leicester             O2 Academy 04/05/2018
SOLD OUT
5th        Oxford                 O2 Academy 05/05/2018
SOLD OUT
8th       Hull                     City Hall 
9th       Norwich              UEA 

 Louise Distras For UK Tour.

Louise DistrasMonday 10th April 2018
Today, British firebrand singer-songwriter Louise Distras gives the music community their first taste of her forthcoming album, scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018 and the much-anticipated follow up to her 2015 debut album, 'Dreams from the Factory Floor'.

Titled 'Land Of Dope And Glory', Louise returns with two-minutes-and-eighteen-seconds of buzzing anthemic punk rock that is a fired-up two-fingered salute to consumer manipulation from big business and state, it's words delivered directly with an infectious chorus designed to spread the message far and wide.

"G.O.D. stands for gold, oil and drugs," states Louise. "Because in a world where God is money, it feels like the constant consumer manipulation that we as people face on a daily basis from big corporations and government stands against everything we value as human beings; peace, love and understanding."

'Land Of Dope And Glory' is the perfect teaser of what to expect come from the new album, recently recorded in Oakland California with Ross Petersen (Bruce Springsteen, Goo Goo Dolls, The Vamps) and Steve Whale of The Business. Louise's talent for crafting powerful and direct messages with addictive melodies over righteous punk rock hooks has really come to the fore more than ever before. Hold tight.

Catch Louise Distras live at the following dates:

10 April Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
11 April St. Albans, The Horn
12 April Newport, Le Pub
13 April Stowmarket, John Peel Centre
14 April Tunbridge Wells, Forum Basement
15 April Southampton, The Joiners
17 April Nottingham, The Bodega
19 April Preston, The Ferret
20 April Bridgwater, The Cobblestones
23 April Stoke on Trent, The Underground
24 April Newcastle, The Cluny
25 April Glasgow, Audio
26 April Hull, The Polar Bear
28 April Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon
29 April Selby, Pop Punk Pile Up
10 May London, The Underworld

 Glassjaw For One Off London Show.

GlassjawTuesday 10th April 2018
Glassjaw recently released “Material Control”, their first album in over 15 years. Today they’ve premiered a video for lead single "Shira," also their first video in 15 years. The storyline of the video is threaded through actual live footage of the band's Saint Vitus album release party late last year.

Check out the video for “Shira” here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vr_FgfF7u4

“Material Control” was released in December 2017 and as of now the album is also available on vinyl! Use the following link to direct you to all physical and digital formats.

https://Glassjaw.lnk.to/MaterialControl
GLASSJAW live:
18.04.2018 London (UK) – O2 Academy Brixton

 Sevendust Release New Music Video.

SevendustTuesday 10th April 2018
US rock/metal group Sevendust have unveiled a new music video for another song from their upcoming twelfth studio album, All I See Is War, scheduled for release on May 11 via Rise Records. “Not Original” is the second track released and the video for the song can be seen here: https://youtu.be/x0l2zzIh6W0

The new track comes hot on the heels of the release of the record's first single "Dirty". The song has been steadily climbing US Active Rock charts since release and is already in the Top 25. In the past couple of weeks, the video for “Dirty” has clocked up over 1 million views. The "Dirty" video can be seen here:  https://youtu.be/8avjkSoRSbk.

 Tremonti Release New Music Video.

TremontiTuesday 10th April 2018
Tremonti, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, have released the first song from their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, set for release via Napalm Records on June 8th. The title track, “A Dying Machine,” is now available on all streaming services and a lyric video for the song can be seen at: https://youtu.be/suGBbS4gylM.

Clocking in at 6:19, “A Dying Machine” is the first new music from the band since 2016’s critically acclaimed album Dust. The album, A Dying Machine, is available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/ADyingMachine in various physical configurations as well as digitally. Fans that pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of “A Dying Machine” as well as 3 future tracks that will be released before the June 8th street date.

A Dying Machineis the first concept album of Tremonti’s career. The music is inspired by a story that came to Mark while on the last Alter Bridge tour. During that time, the epic title track “A Dying Machine” was born. The story, which is being turned into a full-length work of fiction authored by Mark Tremonti and John Shirley, takes place at the turn of the next century where humans and fabricated beings called “vessels” are trying to co-exist. Tremonti and Shirley are working on finishing the novel to release alongside the record. 

The track listing for A Dying Machineis:

  1. Bringer Of War
  2. From The Sky
  3. A Dying Machine
  4. Trust
  5. Throw Them To The Lions
  6. Make It Hurt
  7. Traipse
  8. The First The Last
  9. A Lot Like Sin
  10. The Day When Legions Burned
  11. As The Silence Becomes Me
  12. Take You With Me
  13. Desolation
  14. Found


Tremontiwill be hitting the road in support of A Dying Machine. Following US dates in May, the band heads to Europe mid-June for seven weeks of touring that includes dates as direct support for Iron Maiden alongside headline shows and European festivals. Full tour info and ticket links can be found at www.marktremonti.com.

UK dates
Thu 28th Jun - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 29th Jun - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 30th Jun - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Mon 2nd Jul - BELFAST Limelight
Tue 3rd Jul - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 5th Jul - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids
 Shinedown Release 'The Human Radio'.

ShinedownTuesday 10th April 2018
SHINEDOWN have revealed the video for The Human Radio, another brand new track taken from upcoming album, Attention Attention set for release on 4th May via Atlantic.  Check it out here - https://youtu.be/fMHfRqP0KSY.  

Both The Human Radio video and the clip for the album's lead single Devil (https://youtu.be/_AsPY1bQx70), which in just 4 weeks has racked up nearly 3 million views, were directed by Bill Yukich (Beyoncé, Marilyn Manson, Wiz Khalifa).

Attention Attention is available for pre-order at https://lnk.to/AttentionAttention. Deluxe album bundles are also available at the official SHINEDOWN webstore, including the limited transparent yellow double vinyl, a 3' x 5' flag and exclusive Attention Attention and Devil t-shirts. The first 500 Ultimate Vinyl and first 500 Ultimate CD bundle purchasers will receive a signed copy of the album.

The 14-track album, SHINEDOWN's most raw and personal to date, is a mental, emotional and physical journey that follows an individual from life's lowest lows to the highest highs, as anxiety dissipates and demons disappear.  Album opener Devil sets the stage for what's to come and The Human Radio continues the story that unfolds as the album progresses; a powerful statement about the resolve of the human spirit, our will to overcome struggles and the importance of respecting and leaning on one another.  

SHINEDOWN have just begun a world tour in the US and the band hit UK shores this summer, playing a main stage slot on Sunday 10th June at Download Festival.

 Black Deer Festival Adds More Bands.

Black Deer FestivalFriday 6th April 2018
Already boasting a remarkable lineup featuring the very best Americana & Country acts from around the world, Black Deer Festival are delighted to reveal that Sarah Darling, Jess and The Bandits, Robert Vincent, Steak, O&O, Noble Jacks, Jay Scott, Ilona, Tally Spear and Katy Hurt will join the likes of headliners Iron & Wine and Passenger, as well as Ward Thomas, double Grammy and AMA UK award winner Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Kiefer Sutherland, Ashley Campbell and many more stunning names for the festival's inaugural year.

Black Deer Festival is an independent festival headed up by two women Promoters with years of experience in the festival industry and is set to take place in the wonderous natural outdoor location of Eridge Park, Britain's oldest deer park located on the Kent/East Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells - just a mere 50 minutes outside of London. In an exuberant showcase of Americana, blues, roots, authentic country, folk and bluegrass genres, Black Deer Festival will immerse attendees in the alternative lifestyle with authentic Americana-style meats, smokey whiskeys, bespoke custom motorcycle showcases and rooted storytellings from cultural pioneers, cementing itself as the UK's newest favourite Americana & country festival and one not to be missed.

Winning over the American public as a top-three finalist on E! Entertainment Television's The Entertainer, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Sarah Darling embodies the fundamentals of country music as her distinctively svelte vocals takes her sound soaring to another plain. Achieving critical acclaim from notable Country music stars such as Brad Paisley, Darling has released several masterful albums featuring notable singles such as 'Jack Of Hearts', 'Where Cowboys Ridge' and the breathtaking 'Home To Me', which became her first single to debut on U.S Billboard chart. Following this success, Sarah Darling has performed live on major US television programs such as Conan, Fox & Friends, and ABC's The Bachelor - to name a few.  Darling's self-coined Dream Country sound is destined to captivate listeners and take them on a whimsical ride back to Nashville when she appears at Black Deer Festival.

Storming both the United Kingdom and the United States, Jess and The Bandits are a well-recognised force in country music - notably winning Best Video at the British Country Music Awards for their mischievous video 'My Name Is Trouble'. Citing Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, Glen Campbell as musical influences, flame-haired Texas native Jessica Clemmons has led her group of virtuoso bandits to stages all over the world, and in June they are set to touch down in Eridge Park for an upbeat and animated liveshow.

Lauded by Radio 2's country tastemaker Bob Harris as 'the real deal', Robert Vincent epitomises the all-encompassing spirit of Americana. Vincent, hailing from the sleepy British coastal town of Crosby but now based in Liverpool, gained notoriety due to his brilliantly melancholic fusion of country and blues, paired with honest lyricism. Known for extensive touring, the unsuspecting americana visionary won Album Of The Year with his sophomore release 'I'll Make The Most Of My Sins'  at the UK Americana Awards this year and closed the special reboot of the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test Live: For One Night Only with a stunning live performance that he is sure to emulate at this year's Black Deer Festival.

Set to transform Eridge Park from UK countryside into a vast Californian desert landscape are London riffslingers Steak, who will be bringing their doom-lauded hard rock to Black Deer Festival this June with a more stripped back set in our Roadhouse. The raucous rock mob earnt the respect of audiences around the UK following their thundering tour supporting John Garcia of Kyuss fame, Steak are an unmissable act for those needing a dose of heavy over the Americana weekender.

Following their first encounter at Paul McCartney's prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), Colorado-native, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Obadiah Jones, and Israeli vocalist, Orian Peled formed O&O and have since travelled the globe in pursuit of musical success. Describing their sound as Fleetwood Mac meets The Civil Wars, the duo are set to showcase their intimate and americana-tinged harmonies when they take to the Black Deer Festival stage.

Jay Scott is set to satisfy the Black Deer audience as he delivers his personal and enthralling blend of indie and americana, which caught the attention of both Sony and Warner Music respectively.

Also joining the Black Deer Festival line-up and proving the universal appeal of americana music is Bulgarian-born ILONA, known for her powerful country-pop performances featuring dulcet vocals. Her musical career has seen her jam with Ed Sheeran, support Dire Straits' John Illsley, Newton Faulkner and Black Deer Festival headliner Passenger as well as finishing a residency at the majestic Downtown Grand in Las Vegas - she is set to take 2018 by storm following months of songwriting between London and Nashville.

Following a relentless touring schedule, Noble Jacks have drawn impressive crowds all across the UK with their high-energy rhythms and alt-rock sensibilities. Set to cause a storm at Black Deer Festival, Noble Jacks are among the many acts not to be missed!

Acoustic singer-songwriter Tally Spear takes inspiration from musical icons such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young, allowing her to create unique folk-pop stories from her time in London's Greenwich Village. Armed with a revolutionary musical style, the 22-year-old is set to turn heads at Black Deer Festival in June.

Katy Hurt is stirring up a storm in 2018 and will be doing the same at Black Deer, with a highly anticipated EP on the way, produced by renown musician Murray Pulver. 2017 saw Katy at over 100+ shows, impressing fans with the honest lyrical content of country and raucous vocals of southern rock. Radio 2's Paul Sexton described her as "One of the most exciting prospects on the burgeoning country scene, a vivacious and magnetic performer...Check her out whilst you can still get to the front row".

 Limbs Sign To UNFD Records.

LimbsFriday 6th April 2018
Fresh off signing to Australian label UNFD, post-hardcore quintet LIMBS is thrilled to announce their debut full-length album Father's Son. The record will be released on April 27th, 2018, and features lead single"Tangled Hands." Father's Son gives listeners a dark and brooding look at a young man's journey out of religion as he comes to terms with both his upbringing and his own actions. For more information or to pre-order the album, please visit:unfd.lnk.to/FathersSon.

Father's Son was created with the help of Tim McTague (Underoath) and Beau Burchell (Saosin). On the new album, LIMBS shares: "This is the most time we've spent writing an album. It's been great getting to vary our sound and take influence from the music we're consuming in the present."

The band will be touring this spring with Underoath and Veil of Maya, as well as performing at the final three dates of the 2018 Vans Warped Tour. For a full list of upcoming dates, please see below or visit: www.whoislimbs.com.

LIMBS debuted with their EP, Admission, in late 2014, to copious amounts of positive feedback. 

In 2015, LIMBS toured the DIY circuits relentlessly, and released two independent singles. The following year, they ventured out on an east coast tour with Saosin, as well as performed at the South By So What?! Music Festival in Dallas, Texas. That year they also recorded 3 songs (now re-recorded on their latest EP, SLEEP), which were mixed by Beau Burchell (Saosin) and mastered by Mike Kalajian.

In 2017 the band set out to support Envy on the Coast on select dates in the southeast, before trekking across the country supporting Hail The Sun on their nationwide headliner. 
LIMBS signed to Equal Vision Records late last yearfor the release of their latest EP, SLEEP. SLEEP was produced by Tim McTague (Underoath), and has been heralded online and in print by Outburn Magazine, Rock Sound, Revolver, Alternative Press, Metal Injection, New Noise Magazine, and more. 
The band took to the studios last fall with Beau Burchell (Saosin) to begin recording their debut full length album, which will be released later this year via UNFD.

 Havok Announce European And UK Shows.

HavokFriday 6th April 2018
Having just wrapped up a massive tour all over North America together with Killswitch Engage and Anthrax, modern Thrash Metal trailblazers HAVOK continue to promote their latest album “Conformicide” by kicking off a European headlining tour with support by Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage and Harlott.


Check out the following European and UK dates below:

HAVOK, Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage & Harlott – European Tour:
05.04.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) - Kulttempel   
06.04.2018 Berlin (Germany) - Musik & Frieden  
07.04.2018 Leipzig (Germany) - Hellraiser  
08.04.2018 Weinheim (Germany) - Café Central  
09.04.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nova Chmelnice  
10.04.2018 Budapest (Hungary) - Durer Kert  
12.04.2018 Nürnberg (Germany) - Z-Bau  
13.04.2018 Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff  
14.04.2018 Lyon (France) - CCO Villeurbanne  
15.04.2018 Barcelona (Spain) - Bóveda   
16.04.2018 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol   
17.04.2018 Sevilla (Spain) - Custom   
18.04.2018 Lisbon (Portugal) - Lisboa Ao Vivo  
20.04.2018 Pamplona (Spain) - Totem   
21.04.2018 Montpellier (France) - Secret Place  
22.04.2018 Paris (France) - Petit Bain  
23.04.2018 London (UK) - Underworld  
24.04.2018 Dublin (Ireland) - Voodoo Lounge  
25.04.2018 Glasgow (UK) - Cathouse  
 
26.04.2018 Birmingham (UK) - Asylum   
27.04.2018 Antwerp (Belgium) - Zappa  
28.04.2018 Hannover (Germany) - Faust  
29.04.2018 München (Germany) - Backstage

 Dance Gavin Dance Announce New Album 'Artificial Selection'.

Dance Gavin DanceFriday 6th April 2018
Dance Gavin Dance have announced their brand new album 'Artificial Selection' which is out the 8th June via Rise Records. 

You can watch brand new video 'Midnight Crusade' taken from the upcoming album here

Tracklist - Dance Gavin Dance - Artificial Selection
01. Son Of Robot
02. Midnight Crusade
03. Suspended In This Disaster
04. Care
05. Count Bassy
06. Flash
07. The Rattler
08. Shelf Life
09. Slouch
10. Story Of My Bros
11. Hair Song
12. Gospel Burnout
13. Bloodsucker
14. Evaporate

Artificial Selection is available to pre-order now here.

Dance Gavin Dance are:
Tilian Pearson: Vocals
Jon Mess - Vocals
Will Swan - Guitar/Vocals
Tim Feerick - Bass
Matt Mingus - Drums

Formed in 2005, the groundbreaking act which fuses elements of emo, post-hardcore, jazz fusion, progressive rock and screamo into their signature sound, has seen their last five album's chart on the Billboard Top 200.

 Hoobastank Release New Music Video.

HoobastankFriday 6th April 2018
Hoobastank--the group--have premiered "More Beautiful"the first song from themulti-platinum, 3X GRAMMY-nominatedband's upcoming PUSH PULLalbum, due out May 25 on noted rock independent label Napalm Records. The album is available for pre-order starting today here.


New album 'Push Pull' finds Hoobastank -- Doug Robb (Lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Dan Estrin (Lead guitar/keyboards), Chris Hesse (Drums/percussion/backing vocals), Jesse Charlene  (bassist/keyboardist/backing vocals)-- exploring both rock and pop songwriting with a renewed vigor.

For their sixth studio album and first new music since 2012's Fight or Flight, the band partnered with producer Matt Wallace(Faith No More, Deftones, Maroon 5, Andy Grammer). As a result, PUSH PULLnails a bull's-eye to the group's underappreciated sweet spot--the large-scale, muscular '80s-'90s alternative rock of U2, Duran Duran, INXS and even Tears for Fears, whose "Heads Over Heels"gets a brawny, Bowiesque take on the new collection.

Hoobastank approached 'Push Pull' with the swagger and confidence of a band whose first three albums all went either gold, platinum or multi-platinum"The Reason"garnered GRAMMY nominationsfor "Song of the Year," "Best Rock Album"and "Best Pop Performance" for a Duo or Group. 

Album highlights include the go-for-broke "Just Let Go (Who Cares if We Fall),"which sums up Hoobastank'sattitude. "At least we get to fly," sings Robb. In the title track "Push Pull," and "More Beautiful," Doug unleashes his falsetto, while the funky R&Bfeel is a tribute to Dan's early, late--'90s penchant for Chic and "groove-based" dance music.

Songs like "True Believer"and "Buzzkill (Before You Say Goodbye)"show Hoobastankmaturing from adolescent to adult relationships, often examining the difficulty of keeping alive the sexuality that fuels them.  "We Don't Need the World" and "There Will Never Be Another"explore the protective bubble and the memories which bind two people together. 

Doug's lyrics to the headphones-worthy "Fallen Star"were inspired by a memory of him watching television  one night and seeing a military family of a soldier who had died in combat. It made him think of the brave men and women who serve and even more so now the parents of those who serve. 

With 'Push Pull', Hoobastankfind themselves looking back to the future, combining the best of what brought them here and establishing their presence

 Papa Roach Release Video For 'None Of The Above'.

Papa RoachFriday 6th April 2018
Papa Roach have released a surprise music video for "None of The Above".  It is the eighth video released from their latest album Crooked Teeth and was shot on location at Beaufort Castle in Luxembourg, featuring the DanceXperience ballet troupe. It was directed by Bryson Roatch and choreographed by esteemed urban dance choreographer Alex Lopes.

"We actually wrote 'None of The Above' near the end of recording the album Crooked Teeth," says bassist Tobin Esperance, "We were going for a classic rock-sounding anthem, juxtaposed with current, contemporary, sounds and taking a rock anthem to a younger generation.  Bryson had this great idea of going to a castle while we were on our European tour and then he made us even more excited by telling us that he could get this song choreographed and he delivered on all counts."

"We wanted to create something you would not normally see from a rock band," says director Bryson Roatch, "It was amazing and such an honor to work with other artists from a different culture and see their passion."

Papa Roach set out to push the boundaries of their genre with their ninth studio album, Crooked Teeth.  Released in May 2017, the album debuted in the Top 20 in the US and UK main charts,  as well as at #1 on Billboard's Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, cumulating over 200 million streams worldwide. Crooked Teeth earned Papa Roach two #1 singles on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Chart with the lead single "Help" reigning atop the chart for six straight weeks as well as "Born For Greatness", which has been prominently featured on top Spotify playlists such as "Rock This" and "Beast Mode" and can be heard weekly as the theme song for WWE's Monday Night Raw.

Over the last sixteen months, Papa Roach have taken the Crooked Teeth experience global - touring extensively throughout Europe, Australia, North America and South America. The band just wrapped up a successful run with A Day to Remember on the 15 Years in the Making Tour where they played to 100,000 fans over the course of eighteen shows.  Papa Roach is ready to bring even more of their headlining might to intimate venues in North America featuring support from Nothing More and Escape the Fate. Tickets are selling fast, with five sold-out shows on the leg, and eight more with limited tickets remaining. The band then head to Europe for a handful of festival appearances including the Reading & Leeds festivals in August.  For more information, visit www.paparoach.com.

Crooked Teeth World Tour
feat. Nothing More and Escape the Fate
Thu April 5 – Raleigh, NC – Ritz
Sat April 7 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Sun April 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Tue April 10 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Wed April 11 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
Fri April 13 – Portland, ME – State Theater – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Sat April 14 – Montreal – M-Telus aka Metropolis – SOLD OUT
Tue April 17 – Quebec City, QC – Grand Theater – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Wed April 18 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
Thu April 19 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Sat April 21 – Cleveland, OH – Agora – SOLD OUT
Sun April 22 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Tues April 24 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom – SOLD OUT
Thu April 26 –  Des Moines, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
Fri April 27 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Sun April 29 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
Tues May 1 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
Wed May 2 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Showroom
Fri May 4 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo – SOLD OUT
Sat May 5 – Portland, OR – Roseland – SOLD OUT
Mon May 7 – Fresno, CA – Woodward Park Amp
Wed May 9 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
Fri May 11 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
Sat May 12 – Houston, TX – Revention
Sun May 13 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavilion

European Festival Dates
Fri Aug 17 – Straszecin, Poland – Czad Festival
Sat Aug 18 – Dinkelsbühl, Germany – Summer Breeze
Sun Aug 19 – St. Polten, Austria – Frequency Festival
Fri Aug 24 – Sulingen, Germany – Reload Festival
Sat Aug 25 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival
Sun Aug 26  – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival

 Coheed And Cambria Sign To Roadrunner Records.

Coheed And CambriaFriday 6th April 2018
Roadrunner Records is excited to announce the signing of Coheed and Cambria [band photo attached]. The progressive unit comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals/Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums), and Zach Cooper (Bass) has gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery.  The band made the announcement in a shadowy video clip shared today on Roadrunner USA's official YouTube channel.

The black and white clip shows a mask being constructed along with a narration that reads: 

"Know now there is no time... 
Space, between the Well and unknowing 
Our story starts there
Well within our future
Yet far beyond our past
In a romance between a pair of unheavenly creatures..."

Coheed and Cambria will spend the Summer on a U.S. co-headline tour with Taking Back Sunday and special guests The Story So Far.  The 28-city U.S. tour runs July-August, starting in Miami, Florida and culminating in a performance at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. For tickets, full dates, and more information please visit www.CoheedandCambria.com.

 Ben Marwood Announces UK Tour.

Ben MarwoodFriday 6th April 2018
One of Xtra Mile's most beloved songwriters, Ben Marwood, is taking his fine wordplay and delightful live patter to eight venues across the country to celebrate spring in April 2018.

Following last year's return with long-awaited third album Get Found, and the demo release of new song and live favourite 'Safe Mode', Ben is back on the road and happy to be there. You can still listen to 'Safe Mode' here, and this will get you excited for the news that he's been in a recording studio recently working on some new songs.

As well as filling his April with gigs, all those "Marwood! Main Stage!" chants have paid off. The dedicated support of his highly-vocal fanbase has helped him capture a coveted main stage slot at 2000trees this year after nine years of playing the festival he might well call his second home. In celebration of this, he's added a 2000trees warm-up show at All Roads Lead to Frome Festival at the Cheese & Grain on 23 June. All dates below:

APRIL 2018 (with Helen Chambers, She Makes War * and Nick Parker ^)
05 Newport @ Le Pub*
06 Nottingham @ JT Soar*
09 Southampton @ Joiners^
10 Bristol @ Exchange^
11 London @ Camden Monarch^
13 Cheltenham @ Frog & Fiddle*
14 Leeds @ Singleshot (matinee show)*
14 Manchester @ Aatma (evening show)*
28 Reading @ Are You Listening Festival (charity all-dayer)

JUNE
23 Frome @ Cheese & Grain (All Roads Lead to Frome)

JULY
12 2000Trees Festival, Cheltenham and critically successful album for nearly twenty years.

 James To Release New EP.

JamesFriday 6th April 2018
James are proud to announce the release of a new four track EP. The Better Than That EP is produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew who has previously worked with alt-J and Wolf Alice. The release will be the first new music since the hugely successful 2016 album Girl at the End of the World, their highest debut entry in nearly twenty years, reaching number two, second only to Adele.

The Better Than That EP is released on Friday 18th May on limited edition 10" vinyl and will be available from indies, HMV and the band's own online store HERE.

Lead track Better Than That is now available to stream and download, and the remaining EP tracks Busted, Hank and Broken By The Hurt will be released every second Wednesday from 4th April through to 16th May.

Listen to 'Better Than That' HERE

EP opener and first single Better Than That is upbeat and fast-paced, an ode to improvement, urging the universe to do its worst with Tim singing "you can do better than that", kick starting the four tracks into gear. Busted is more mellow and dreamlike, with gentle guitars building in intensity as drums and brass join the fray. Hank with its buzzing guitars and distorted vocals is the most outspoken lyrically, warning of "white fascists in the white house" encouraging listeners to "bend the knee and stand your ground". The EP closes with the melancholic Broken By The Hurt, slightly disturbing, dark with pop melodies, it's a fitting end to a brand-new set of tracks from the ever eclectic, the ever popular, the one and only James.

May also sees James embark on a seven-date UK tour, re-visiting intimate venues across the country, performing tracks from Better Than That and a selection of well-known hits. The tour starts at Llandudno's Venue Cymru on Wednesday 16th May followed by Warrington, Blackburn, Halifax, Middlesbrough and Oban, ending at Scunthorpe's Baths Hall on Friday 25th May.

The band are then set to play a string of shows in the summer, starting with Common People Festival, co-headlining the Southampton event on Saturday 26th May and headlining Oxford on Sunday 27th May before going on to perform at a handful of festivals across the UK, as well as playing European festivals including Bilbao BBK Live in Spain on Saturday 14th July.

Tickets available HERE

MAY TOUR (Support from Lanterns On The Lake)
WEDNESDAY 16th MAY            Llandudno, Venue Cymru
THURSDAY 17th MAY               Warrington, Parr Hall – SOLD OUT
SATURDAY 19th MAY               Blackburn, King Georges – SOLD OUT
SUNDAY 20th MAY                   Halifax, Victoria Theatre – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY 22nd MAY                 Middlesbrough, Town Hall – SOLD OUT
WEDNESDAY 23rd MAY           Oban, Corran Hall – SOLD OUT
FRIDAY 25th MAY                     Scunthorpe, Baths Hall – SOLD OUT

FESTIVALS
MAY
SATURDAY 26th MAY               Common People – Southampton (co-headlining)
SUNDAY 27th MAY                   Common People – Oxford (headlining)
 
JUNE
FRIDAY 29th JUNE                   Rock In Rio Festival - Lisbon
 
JULY
FRIDAY 13th JULY                    Latitude Festival – Suffolk (headlining 2nd Stage)
SATURDAY 14th JULY Bilbao BBK Live - Spain
FRIDAY 27th JULY                    Kendal Calling  - Cumbria       
 
AUGUST
SATURDAY 11th AUGUST        Party at the Palace – West Lothian (headlining)
THURSDAY 30th AUGUST        Electric Fields – Dumfries and Galloway (headlining)

James are one of the UK's most creatively restless and most loved artists. After signing to Factory Records in 1982, the band went on to release a series of successful hit singles. From 'Sit Down' to 'She's A Star', 'Laid', 'Come Home', 'Moving On to 'Nothing But Love' their uniquely diverse sound spans over 14 studio albums released over three decades, achieving both critical and commercial success whilst also curating a base of dedicated fans and selling over 25 million albums worldwide, playing shows across the globe and cementing their status as one of the most iconic live British bands. 2016 saw the release of Girl at the End of the World, their most commercially

 Gary Numan Announces UK Tour.

Gary NumanFriday 6th April 2018
Gary Numan has announced a string ofUK dates forNovember2018 withThe Skaparis Orchestra, including a date at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The full tour will go on sale this Friday 6thApril. See full dates below.

Gary Numanhas just finished Part 2 of his UK Tour to promote his current album 'Savage: Songs From A Broken World'. The album was released in September last year through BMG and earned the best reviews of Gary's career. He entered the UK charts at No.2, a fantastic achievement for the iconic and highly influential artist. The British electro pioneer was also awarded the InspirationAwardfor songwriting and composition at the IvorNovelloslast year and has been receiving outstanding live reviews proving that he is on fine form.Now, the tour will take a surprisingly elegant turn when Gary Numanand his band are joined by The Skaparis Orchestrafor 6 exclusive shows. With orchestral concerts taking place in Cardiff, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, London and Glasgow, the shows will feature songs drawn not only from his highly successful 'Savage'album, but also key songs from his vast back catalogue. .

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

'Savage: Songs From A Broken World'is an album with a narrative that's set in an apocalyptic, post-global warming Earth in the not-too-distant future. There is no technology left and most of the planet has turned to a desolate desert wasteland. Food is scarce, water even more so and human kindness and decency are just a dim and distant memory. Western and Eastern cultures have merged, more because of the need to simply survive than any feelings of greater tolerance or understanding. It's a harsh, savage environment, as are the survivors who still roam across it.

While Numanwas writing the record, DonaldTrumpwas elected President of the United States. It made sense to make him and his climate decisions the catalyst for the apocalypse theme of the album.

"The songs are about the things that people do in such a harsh and terrifying environment," explains Numan."It's about a desperate need to survive and they do awful things in order to do so, and some are haunted by what they've done. That desire to be forgiven, along with some discovered remnants of an old religious book, ultimately encourages religion to resurface, and it really goes downhill from there."

The album was produced by long-term collaborator Ade Fenton, with recording sessions split between Numan'sown studio in LA, and in the UKNumanand Fenton'screative connection goes back to 2006's'Jagged'"Ade is not only extremely creative but ridiculously hard working, even in difficult circumstances,"says Numan"It's easy to discuss alternative ideas with him, he's not precious about things and is always looking to make the music better, even if that means, on very rare occasions, undoing his own work and starting again." 

As the project took shape, Numanalso set up a Pledge Music campaign to create an experience for fans that would let them see how an album was put together, from the first note to the finished shrink wrapped package. It was a strategy that brought Numancloser to his fans, and allowed him to communicate the blood, sweat and tears that goes into making a record. The campaign grew so successful that Numanconsequently secured a record deal with BMG.

'Savage: Songs From A Broken World'is out now on CDdeluxeCDdoublevinylcassettedigitaland MFiTformats. 

The tracklisting for the standard CD edition of 'Savage: Songs From A Broken World'is:

1.         'Ghost Nation'
2.         'Bed Of Thorns'
3.         'My Name Is Ruin'
4.         'The End Of Things'
5.         'And It All Began With You'
6.         'When The World Comes Apart'
7.         'Mercy'
8.         'What God Intended'
9.         'Pray For The Pain You Serve'
10.       'Broken'
The vinyl format adds 'If I Said'(track 9) and 'Cold'(track 12) while 'If I Said'also features on the deluxe CD (track 10).

Gary Numanwill embark upon a short run of UKdates in November with The Skaparis Orchestra;
UK TOUR DATES NOVEMBER 2018
MONDAY 12THCARDIFF, ST DAVID'S HALL
TUESDAY 13TH– BIRMINGHAM, SYMPHONY HALL
THURSDAY 15TH– NEWCASTLE, CITY HALL
SATURDAY 17TH– MANCHESTER, BRIDGEWATER HALL
MONDAY 19TH– LONDON, ROYAL ALBERT HALL
TUESDAY 20TH– GLASGOW, ROYAL CONCERT HALL

 The Kenneths Release Video For 'Model Man'.

The KennethsFriday 6th April 2018
Aicha Djidjelli, Drew Wynen and Josh Weller, collectively known as London punk trio, The Kenneths​, have released a video for their new single, 'Model Man', taken from the 'Ex' EP released on April 20th.

Speaking of 'Model Man', frontman and guitarist Josh Weller says, "It's about someone who is out of control. You know that person you meet at a party, who's taken too much of something, and it makes them think they're amazing and what they're saying is REALLY interesting? Someone with too much testosterone and no outlet for it, so they have all this jacked up rage. Musically the song is fast, jagged and pissy; everything The Kenneths is about."

Speaking about the video, Weller says, "if you're in a band in 2018 you're also expected to be a marketing genius. We are told all the time how important a 'good music video' is, or that we should try and make 'viral content'. We've even been told we should think about becoming YouTubers. So we thought we'd make a video where we do the exact opposite.

When you think about it , it's a bit weird to film yourself miming to a song, so we figured it would be better to take the piss about how important music videos are. Everyone is grasping for attention with music videos, so we went the other way. But make sure you watch til the end, it doesn't get REALLY good until the end."


Following two years of solid touring, clocking up shows alongside the likes of The Descendents, The Offspring, Anti-Flag, Juliette and The Licks, Jack Garratt, Lianne La Havas and Dead! along the way, 'Ex' was fittingly recorded live with producer Ben Baptie (The Strokes, Jamie T)​.

"It was a case of getting in a hot room, drinking a lot of coffee, bang it out in three days, drink whisky in the evening and work until 4am." Josh and Aicha recorded all of the vocals live too, facing each other, "like a sort of nightmare Tony Bennett duets album."
EX - Tracklisting
1) Favourite Ex
2) Model Man
3) Emulsion
4) Answer Machine
5) I Don't Wanna Go Out With You

 Bullet For My Valentine Announce New Album 'Gravity'.

Bullet For My ValentineFriday 6th April 2018
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, one of the biggest British hard rock acts in music history, will release their new opus, 'Gravity', on June 29th 2018.

Listen to first single, 'Over It', here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXPzxF17v3U or here https://lnk.to/BFMV-OverIt

'Gravity' marks BFMV's first album release under the Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records banner, and aptly sees the band rewriting their own future – finding new ways to invent heavy noise and remaining unshackled by the legacy that comes with being masters of their trade.

The four musicians have stretched their creative wings like never before, delicately balancing film-score electronica and icy synths in their trademark hellfire of hard rock. With drummer Jason Bowld joining founding members, singer/guitarist Matt Tuck and fellow axeman Michael 'Padge' Paget, plus bassist Jamie Mathias, part of the Bullet story since 2015, this is a band reborn.

BFMV will be touring with fiery dedication as they hit the US throughout April, May and June, before playing second to headline on the Friday of Download (UK) Festival – their first home-turf festival performance in five whole years. The band will then headline European summer festivals and venues before travelling to Japan for the Summersonic event.

For a full list of announced dates please visit www.facebook.com/BulletForMyValentine
Further shows, taking BFMV to the end of the year, will be announced soon.

 Jonathan Davis Drops New Single 'Everyone'.

Jonathan DavisFriday 6th April 2018
Jonathan Davis has released the video for “Everyone”, the second single from his highly anticipated debut solo album Black Labyrinth, set for release on May 25th via Sumerian RecordsCLICK HERE to hear Davis’s unforgettable vocals, synths and commanding guitars, and CLICK HERE to watch the accompanying video that captures a jarring depiction of the dangers of “follow the leader” tendencies by extremist cults.

With the release of “Everyone,” digital pre-orders for Black Labyrinth have launched on iTunes, GooglePlay and Amazon. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant-downloads of “Everyone” and the previously released first single, “What It Is,” which debuted as the #1 most added single on Rock radio. Pre-order bundles for the physical album are also available now at https://www.sumerianmerch.eu/collections/black-labyrinth-bundles

Diverse and progressive, Black Labyrinth represents a natural evolution for the storied frontman of critically lauded rock band Korn,  whose previous musical contributions have yielded two GRAMMY® Award wins, eight GRAMMY® Award nominations, worldwide sales of 40 million-plus, and countless sold out shows in nearly every corner of the globe. Inspired in part by the Ganzfeld Experiment, and the out of body experiences and hallucinations that often accompany it, Davis focused on religion, consumerism and apathy throughout the album. 
 
Black Labyrinth tracklist 

(CLICK HERE to listen to 30-second clips of the entire album)
 
1. Underneath My Skin
2. Final Days
3. Everyone
4. Happiness
5. Your God
6. Walk On By 
7. The Secret
8. Basic Needs
9. Medicate 
10. Please Tell Me 
11. What You Believe
12. Gender
13. What It Is

Davis is no stranger to finding success while pushing the boundaries of music. Throughout over 20 years in music, his presence has coursed through film scores, popular video game franchises, and official remixes for the likes of Steve Aoki and more. Along the way, he has also lent his voice to tracks for everyone from Linkin Park to Tech N9ne. 
Jonathan Davis will bring these songs to the live arena for the first time in the UK with an exclusive appearance at DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, where he’s scheduled to play the Zippo Encore Stage. For tickets and more info check www.downloadfestival.co.uk  

 Galatic Empire Announce Episode 2.

FGelatic EmpireFriday 6th April 2018
May the Fourth be with you!
Star Wars-themed, progressive instrumental band Galactic Empire have announced their new album Episode II. The album is out, appropriately so, on May the 4th via Rise Records. The album, which follows the band's self-titled debut, is available for pre-order here.

To herald the release of the new album, the band has dropped the new track "Scherzo for X Wings.". Pre-order HERE

Listen here

"While our debut allowed us to bring a new perspective to much-loved anthems, our latest technological terror is a darker, heavier and far more epic testament to the true power of the Dark Side of the Force," said Galactic Empire. "We are confident that any rebel strongholds that remain after the last cycle will soon bow before the Empire. There will be no one to stop us this time."

EPISODE II TRACK LISTING:
"March of the Resistance"
"Scherzo for X-Wings"
"Hyperspace"
"The Droid Invasion and the Appearance of Darth Maul"
"Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle"
"Love Pledge and The Arena"
"Rey's Theme"
"The Departure of Boba Fett"
"The Emperor"
"Into The Trap"
"The Battle of Yavin (Launch from the Fourth Moon)"

 Hoobastank Announce New Album.

HoobastankFriday 6th April 2018
Hoobastank, the Multi-platinum, 3X GRAMMY-nominated group have announced the release of their sixth studio album titled PUSH PULLon Friday, May 25. For the new album, the band partnered with producer Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Deftones, Maroon 5, Andy Grammer) in Los Angeles marking their first release on noted rock independent label Napalm Records. Pre-orders for PUSH PULL will be available starting April 4 and will include a download of "More Beautiful," the first track released off the album.

The band's first new music since 2012's Fight or Flight, the new album finds Hoobastank--DOUG ROBB (Lead vocals/rhythm guitar), DAN ESTRIN Lead guitar/keyboards), CHRIS HESSE (Drums/percussion/backing vocals), JESSE CHARLAND (bassist/keyboardist/backing vocals)--exploring both rock and pop songwriting with a renewed vigor.

"We never stopped exchanging musical ideas," says vocalist/guitarist DOUG, who co-founded the band with high school classmates, DAN and CHRIS, almost 20 years ago in Agoura Hills, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles. "We waited until we had enough material to start recording an album."  DAN adds, "There were always plenty of demos floating back and forth; some of them I played for Matt (Wallace) even before the rest of the band heard them."

As a result, PUSH PULL nails a bull's-eye to the group's underappreciated sweet spot--the large-scale, muscular '80s-'90s alternative rock of U2, Duran Duran, INXS and even Tears for Fears, whose "Heads Over Heels" gets a brawny, Bowiesque take on the new collection. Hoobastank approached PUSH PULL with the swagger and confidence of a band whose first three albums all went either gold, platinum or multi-platinum. "The Reason" garnered GRAMMY nominations for "Song of the Year," "Best Rock Album" and "Best Pop Performance" for a Duo or Group. Of course, about that name, which means, exactly what?...

"Sometimes you make dumb decisions when you're young, and that might have been one of them," laughs ROBB about being the punchline to SNL jokes and snooty critic snipes. As for the formidable bar-setting success of "The Reason," DOUG is similarly sanguine.
"We stopped attempting to recreate any formula," he says. "We did what made us happy and played to our strengths. Take it or leave it."
 
Album highlights include the go-for-broke "Just Let Go (Who Cares if We Fall)," which sums up Hoobastank's attitude. "At least we get to fly," sings ROBB. In the title track "Push Pull," and "More Beautiful," DOUG unleashes his falsetto, while the funky R&B feel is a tribute to DAN's early, late--'90s penchant for Chic and "groove-based" dance music. "When we first met, he didn't even own a distortion pedal," laughs DOUG about his guitarist's love of soul and R&B.

PUSH PULL songs like "True Believer" and "Buzzkill (Before You Say Goodbye)" show Hoobastank maturing from adolescent to adult relationships, often examining the difficulty of keeping alive the sexuality that fuels them.  "We Don't Need the World" and "There Will Never Be Another" explore the protective bubble and the memories which bind two people together. DOUG's lyrics to the headphones-worthy "Fallen Star" were inspired by a memory of him watching television one night and seeing a military family of a soldier who had died in combat. It made him think of the brave men and women who serve and even more so now the parents of those who serve. Being a parent now it clicked, the unbelievable sacrifice made by both soldier and their families. "I wanted to say thank you" says DOUG.

With PUSH PULL, Hoobastank find themselves looking back to the future, combining the best of what brought them here and establishing their presence in the current pop-rock spectrum.

The tracklisting for PUSH PULL is as follows:

1. Don't Look Away
2. Push Pull
3. More Beautiful
4. Head Over Heels
5. True Believer
6. Just Let Go (Who Cares If We Fall)
7. Better Left Unsaid
8. We Don't Need The World
9. Buzzkill (Before You Say Goodbye)
10. Fallen Star
11. There Will Never

 Tremonti To Release Concept Album.

TremontiFriday 6th April 2018
Tremonti, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, will be releasing their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, worldwidevia Napalm Records on June 8th. Longtime producer, Michael “Elvis” Baskette, produced the album. The album is now available for pre-order at: http://smarturl.it/ADyingMachine-NPR.

From the militant drum assault of the album opener “Bringer Of War” to the instrumental closer “Found,” A Dying Machineis Tremonti’s most-diverse musical offering to date. Songs like “From The Sky,” “Throw Them To The Lions,” and “A Lot Like Sin” are classic Tremonti that fans have come to love from the trio. Songs like “Trust,” “The First The Last,” and “Desolation” take the listener to new places sonically, all backed by Tremonti’s signature vocal style.

A Dying Machineis the first concept album of Tremonti’s career. The music is inspired by a story that came to Mark while on the last Alter Bridge tour. During that time, the epic title track “A Dying Machine” was born. The story, which is being turned into a full-length work of fiction authored by Mark Tremonti and John Shirley, takes place at the turn of the next century where humans and fabricated beings called “vessels” are trying to co-exist. Tremonti and Shirley are working on finishing the novel to release alongside the record.

The track listing for A Dying Machineis:

  1. Bringer Of War
  2. From The Sky
  3. A Dying Machine
  4. Trust
  5. Throw Them To The Lions
  6. Make It Hurt
  7. Traipse
  8. The First The Last
  9. A Lot Like Sin
  10. The Day When Legions Burned
  11. As The Silence Becomes Me
  12. Take You With Me
  13. Desolation
  14. Found


Tremontiwill be hitting the road in support of A Dying Machine. Following US dates in May, the band heads to Europe mid-June for seven weeks of touring that includes dates as direct support for Iron Maiden alongside headline shows and European festivals. Full tour info and ticket links can be found at www.marktremonti.com.
UK dates
Thu 28th Jun - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 29th Jun - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 30th Jun - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Mon 2nd Jul - BELFAST Limelight
Tue 3rd Jul - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 5th Jul - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids

 Fangclub Annunce May UK Tour.

FangclubTuesday 27th March 2018
Having decimated venues across the country with Nervus and Milk Teeth, Fangclub have announced a UK tour.  Fangclub have also just released an explosive, rabble-rousing new anthem "All Fall Down". The band are currently writing new material for the follow up to their acclaimed debut album... so stay tuned for more news on that soon...

Check out "All Fall Down"

Catch the band live at one of the following shows:

May             

6th Newcastle, Hit the North Festival
7th Edinburgh, The Mash House
9th Birmingham, The Flapper
10th London, Thousand Island
11th Guildford, Boileroom
12th Southampton, Heartbreakers
13th Sheffield, Record Junkee
15th Oxford, Cellar
16th Leicester, Cookie
17th Newport, Le Pub

July

12th Cheltenham, 2000 Trees
20th Oxfordshire, Truck Festival

 Asylums Release 'When We Wake Up'.

AsylumsTuesday 27th March 2018
Following the release of their critically acclaimed album "Killer Brain Waves", Asylums return with the feel-good hit of the summer.  'When We Wake Up' is built for throwing warm lager in the air at Reading Festival, for pogoing in your kitchen just because you can, for shoulder-barging your best mate on the dancefloor. It's a chorus that still gives you goosebumps even on the 37th listen, and a more perfect pop V-C-V-C-8-C-C you will not find!  But underneath the energy runs the intelligence of a band that are compelled to reflect the real stories around them. The track received plays from both Huw Stephens at BBC Radio 1 and John Kennedy at X last night!

Watch the video/Share the track here

Asylums have also announced the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album "Alien Human Emotions" which is set for July 6th release on much respected indie label (owned and run by Asylums) Cool Thing Records.  

You can pre-order the album here and receive an instant grat download of "When We Wake Up".

Asylums aren't waiting for millennial redemption to find them, they're making their own. Straight out of Essex and running at full throttle.  The band have taken the challenge of the "difficult" second album and used it as a jump ramp to a higher plane. They've always been about massive, thrashing melodic anthems but this is, quite simply, the massivist. The band has changed fundamentally in the last two years, certainly older and potentially wiser. A project that started out as a fizzing ball of un-focused youthful energy (albeit one with great tunes) has morphed into something altogether darker and more intense. It's a slug of ice-cold Jagermeister coming after the two pints of lager and a vodka Red Bull of the debut.

"Alien Human Emotions" tackles themes of bitter sex and soured relationships which swirl over bleak analyses of a disintegrating social and political landscape. Frustrated rage writhes below the surface on every track and occasionally bursts through with a shocking intensity. But everywhere are hooks both musical and lyrical that demand repeat listens. The music seeping thru owes as much to the brooding darkness of The Cure as it does to the disjointed mind of Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne,both of which only add to the dark danceability of the album.

What you have to look forward to is twelve tracks of killer hooks, soaring melodies, moments of dark audio experimentalism and a social conscience worn like a high-viz jacket. Clear a space in your end-of-year lists now.

Track List:
1: Day Release To The Moon
2: When We Wake Up
3: Bottle Bank
4: Alien Human Emotions
5: Millennials
6: Napalm Bubblegum
7: Pause
8: Graveyard Tourism
9: Critical Mass
10: Homeowners Guilt
11: Sexual Automation
12: The Company You Keep

Catch the band live at one of the following shows:
Saturday 21st April 2018 - Distortion Festival, Brighton  
Friday 04th May 2018 - Night People, Manchester
Saturday 05th May 2018 - Sound City Festival (supporting Idles)
Saturday 02nd June 2018 - Camden Rocks Festival
Friday 07th September - Wheels & Fins Festival, Kent
More festivals to be announced soon!

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds Six More Bands For 2018 Festival.

Bloodstock Open AirTuesday 27th March 2018
BLOODSTOCK is racing towards the weekend with some heavy metal Easter treats! Six more bands for August’s best heavy weekender, the first wave of club nights and the annual Easter Egg hunt on the BLOODSTOCK website, kicking off Friday 30th March! Check out www.bloodstock.uk.com from 8am Friday for details on how to hunt for Easter eggs and win a pair of festival tickets.

Joining us in a Friday Ronnie James Dio main stage slot are British thrash icons ONSLAUGHT. The band are working on their new studio album set for release later this year via AFM Records, so expect the world premiere of a brand new song at BLOODSTOCK! The band tell us “ONSLAUGHT have always loved playing at BLOODSTOCK, the UK’s finest metal festival and this year the show is going to be something special indeed! We’ll see you maniacs at the front!” Get warmed up by watching the video for ‘The Sound of Violence’.

Also nabbing a Friday slot opening the main stage are British metal crew, FEED THE RHINO. The quintet’s latest album, ‘The Silence’ landed last month via Century Media with lead track, ‘Heedless’ landing its premiere via Daniel P. Carter on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. Have a listen! The band tell us “We are beyond honoured to be performing at this years BLOODSTOCK Festival. See you in the Pit!"

Japanese power metal ladies, LOVEBITES join us for a slot on Friday’s Sophie Lancaster stage. The five piece release a new mini-album, ‘Battle Against Damnation’ on 6th June, but if you’re not up to speed on the band, make sure you investigate this video for ‘Shadowmaker’ and additional news info over at their Facebook page.

London death metallers, DE PROFUNDIS join us in a Sophie stage slot on Friday. The band are readying the release in May of new album, ‘The Blinding Light of Faith’. Get a load of this new track ‘Bastard Sons of Abraham’ and then view the array of purchase options (digital, physical and special bundles) over on their Bandcamp page.

Brit thrash outfit REPRISAL also land a Friday Sophie slot. Their new album, ‘None Survive The Sun’ lands this Friday 30th March via Hostile Media. Feast your eyes on the video for ‘Nephila’ and head over to pick up a copy of the album at
http://reprisal.bigcartel.com.

Progressive death metal New Yorkers UNCURED land a slot on Sunday’s Sophie stage. Having just wrapped a 28-date US run with Soulfly, the four piece come to Europe this Summer to play shows with their friends in JASTA. Check out their video for ‘Stygian Valley’ below and if you're curious for more, get further info on the band over on their Facebook page . 

Our first phase of BLOODSTOCK club nights start on Monday 16th April! More will be added for June/July, so don’t despair if your local rock club isn’t listed. Get along to one of the following events, check out some tunes from BLOODSTOCK bands old and new, and be in with the chance of winning weekend tickets or related giveaways. Expect fun ways to win tickets - previous year’s events featured the likes of bucking broncos, endurance tests, and air guitaring! Check your local club for details, as dates may be subject to change. Events for April/May run as follows:

Mon 16th April - Reading Coalition
Fri 20th April - Camberley Agincourt
Fri 27th April - Bristol The Hatchet
Fri 27th April - Woking Schism
Sat 28th April - Birmingham Eddie's Rock Club
Sat 28th April - Sheffield Corporation
Sat 5th May - Exeter Catacombs
Sat 5th May - Brighton Envy
Sat 5th May - Hanley JJ's
Sat 12th May - Southampton - Engine Rooms
Fri 25th May - Bristol The Hatchet
Sat 26th May - Birmingham Eddie's Rock Club
Sat 26th May - Sheffield Corporation

Come join us in August! Standard weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun. Grab yours at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com. If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for an email reminder so you don’t miss out when single day tickets go on sale at the end of June. Register your interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers NIGHTWISH announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we’re more excited than ever for BLOODSTOCK 2018!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Download Festival Adds More Acts For 2018 Festival.

Download FestivalTuesday 27th March 2018
Download Festival, the champion of rock events, has today announced the grand return of WWE NXT LIVE! to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park. Fans will be electrified with incredible displays of skill and athleticism, as the hugest names in sports entertainment deliver the fully-fledged NXT show to a full-scale ring in the festival arena. Not only that, but 21 more exciting names have been added to the bill including Andrew W.K, Hell Is For Heroes, Avatar, Bad Religion, and more. Download Festival is the only place in the world where fans can experience the exhilarating world of WWE NXT alongside the world's biggest rock stars, across June 8 – 10. Tickets are available now from downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets .

Alongside headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N' Roses and Ozzy Osbourne, massive NXT names Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, Ricochet, Nikki Cross, Shayna Baszler, Kairi Sane, The Undisputed ERA and many more will descend upon Download for a weekend of high flying manoeuvres, action-packed matches and unexpected surprises along the way. NXT has made a massive impact at the festival in previous years, performing to capacity crowds throughout the weekend, featuring impressive debuts, shocking returns and the exciting action even spilling over to band's performances , this year is set to be even bigger and better.

Andy Copping Said:
"I am incredibly fired-up to welcome WWE NXT back to Download Festival. This festival exclusive marriage of rock and wrestling is totally unique and the only place where you can see the world's most legendary rock stars and the brightest WWE prospects together. If previous years are anything to go by this is going to be the biggest most fun weekend ever."

WWE NXT Superstar Aleister Black Said:
"I've been a music guy all my life.  Getting to combine the two things that I love the most, metal and sports entertainment, on one of the most exciting stages in the world and to perform for a fanbase that understands me and is responsible for my success will make this an unforgettable experience."

Be prepared to run away with the metal circus as Avatar make their first and unmissable Main Stage appearance. On the Zippo Encore stage, the undisputed King Of Partying Andrew W.K is making his way back to Donington, whilst Hell Is For Heroes set the blueprint for post noughties British alt-rock and make their overdue Download debut. Cross over nu-metal skate punks CKY also join the stage for a serving of sludgy riffs, as well as three-time Grammy nominated Nothing More who have ridden wave of success bolstered by the electrifying frontman Johnny Hawkins.

The Avalanche Stage presented by Kerrang! Radio's Fresh Blood gets even bigger as pivotal punk outfit Bad Religion have been confirmed as the final headliners with nearly four decades under their belt. Also added are UK up and comers Black Foxxes who have catapulted themselves through the British rock scene with a raw edge that have made them undeniable ones to watch, seminal Suffolk band A who are fresh from supporting Hell Is For Heroes, plus harmonious punk foursome Bad Cop / Bad Cop and more.

Other names announced today include Culture Abuse, Lawnmower Deth, Starcrawler, Ded, Being As An Ocean, Ecca Vandal, Igorrr, Loathe, Kaiser Franz Josef, Helpless, Cellar Darling, Anchor Lane.

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

*WWE talent are subject to change.

 Royce 5'9 Releases Video For 'Boblo Boat'.

RoyceTuesday 27th March 2018
Detroit rapper Royce 5'9" releases a new video for his single,"Boblo Boat" feat. J. Cole today and announces his forthcoming album, Book of Ryan, (Entertainment One/Heaven Studios, Inc.) on May 4, 2018.  J. Cole also directed the video for the track.

Complex.com shared the cover art and track listing last week, and Royce released the single on Friday.  On "Boblo Boat," Royce warmly looks back at his childhood growing up in the D, a proud, blue-collar city that has not always received the most positive of accolades. Royce transports listeners back to a time in the '80s when families could take a boat ride to Boblo Island and forget, for just a few hours, the stinging realities of life for black folks in Ronald Reagan's greed-is-good America. "The song came together super organically," he says of the heartfelt "Boblo Boat". "There was a boat back in the day that took people across the Detroit River to these little obscure islands. One of the islands, Boblo, housed a poor man's amusement park where a lot of young black kids would go. It was the best shit ever. We didn't realize it was a cheaper option looking back at it in retrospect. We were too busy having fun."

Preorder Book of Ryan here

Book of Ryan is the seventh solo studio project from the grinding rhyme visionary born Ryan Montgomery and is a work that defies well-worn, grizzled veteran rap clichés. Royce wrote more than 60 songs for the album, For Royce, it's all about the journey. "I just want the fans to hear my evolution as an artist as well as me as a man and learn from my mistakes," he says. "I think they got a little bit of that with Layers, but Book of Ryan is me letting it all out. We've been taught everything but the right way to do shit. I want to be an example to the younger artists and help out any way I can."    

Royce has shined as a member of a heralded hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse and teamed up with one of hip-hop's most revered producers DJ Premier for PRhyme, whose sophomore album  PRhyme 2 is out now on PRhyme Records.

 KRept And Konan Announce Alexandra Palace Show For October.

Krept And KonanTuesday 27th March 2018
Following on from their triumphant run of sold out dates at Kentish Town last week, ground-breaking UK hip hop duo KREPT & KONAN are proud to announce their biggest live show to date on 25th October 2018 @ Alexandra Palace.

KREPT & KONAN stand as forerunners in their scene, the release of 7 DAYS and 7 NIGHTS at the end of last year, saw the duo break yet more records by being the first act in history to have two mixtapes debut in the Top 10 of the Official UK Albums chart simultaneously. A UK first (no other British artist has released two mixtapes on the same day), 7 DAYS and 7 NIGHTS reflect the two sides of KREPT & KONAN's signature sound. While 7 DAYS boasts harder edged, grittier club tracks and features from J Hus, Skepta, Stormzy, Abra Cadabra and more; 7 NIGHTS showcases smoother, R n' B inflected, sultry jams and guest spots from Jhene Aiko, Hudson East and Tory Lanez.

The release of 7 DAYS and 7 NIGHTS signalled a welcome return for the trailblazing duo whose ongoing critical acclaim and chart success has helped paved the way for the likes of J-Hus, Abra Cadbra, Yungen, Mo Stack and Section Boys (to name a few). From the 2013 release of their Young Kingz mixtape which shot into the top 20 of the Official UK album charts (earning them a world record for the Highest-Charting UK album by an Unsigned Act), through to the 2015 release of their debut album The Long Way Home (which became the highest charting British Rap album in UK chart history after debuting at no. 2 in the official UK album charts), KREPT & KONAN have repeatedly broken records while consistently breaking ground.

Tickets for KREPT & KONAN'S upcoming date at ALEXANDRA PALACE will go on general sale on March 29th at 9am with pre sales available on March 28th at 9am. Tickets will be priced at £27.50, and will be available to purchase via Live Nation (http://www.livenation.co.uk)

 As It Is Announce Handful Of Headline Dates.

As It IsTuesday 27th March 2018
As It Is, who recently wrapped up their 'okay.' album cycle in triumphant fashion at KOKO in London, have announced a run of 'An Evening With As It Is' shows for May ahead of their performances at the Slam Dunk Festivals.

The evenings will see the Brighton quartet playing stripped back versions of fan favourites, interspersed with conversations about the band's history to date.

Speaking of the tour, frontman Patty Walters says, "we're genuinely so excited to be doing these super intimate and stripped-back acoustic shows, just a few months after our biggest UK headline tour to date. We're fully reimagining most of our catalogue to make these shows totally new and unique. We'll also be recounting the inspiration and stories behind some of these songs, some of which we've never shared before. This is going to be a very special tour for us, and we can't wait to see you there."

Support on all 'An Evening With...' shows comes from Dream State. The band plays the following dates:

MAY
21: NORWICH Arts Centre
22: SHEFFIELD Plug
24: BRISTOL The Lantern
25: LONDON St Pancras Old Church
Tickets available March 28th at 10am: http://asitisofficial.com/

 The Dead XIII To Tour With Doyle.

DoyleTuesday 27th March 2018
Following the release of killer new single 'Dark Days' and epic album of the same name, Manchester metallers The Dead XIII are hitting the road with the legendary Doyle, of Misfits fame. You can catch The Dead XIII at any of the dates below:

26th March: Asylum 2 - Birmingham
‪27th March: Redrum - Stafford
‪28th March: Factory - Manchester
‪29th March: Cathouse - Glasgow
‪30th March: Church - Dundee
‪31st March:‬ Corporation - Sheffield
‪1st April: Parish - Huddersfield
‪2nd April: The Fleece - Bristol
‪3rd April: Frog & Fiddle - Cheltenham
‪4th April: Hobo's - Bridgend
‪5th April: The Junction - Plymouth
‪6th April: Cobblestones - Bridgwater
‪7th April: Lounge 666 - London
4th May: The Valkyrie Café Bar, Evesham

 Def Leppard To Release Rarities Box Set.

Def LeppardTuesday 27th March 2018
On June 1, Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/UMe fires the first salvo in Def Leppard's projected four-volume career-spanning box set series, when the appropriately dubbed Volume One appears in multidisc LP and CD collections. The collection arrives in time for this summer's highly anticipated Def Leppard co-headline tour with Journey. Tickets and information, here.

This first volume of the band's complete recorded output comes in both limited-edition 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and CD box sets, each featuring Def Leppard's first four studio albums — along with some choice bonus live and studio material — all spread across 8LPs and 7CDs, respectively.

The Volume One collection includes bonus material including Live At The LA Forum 1983, originally released as a bonus disc in the deluxe CD version of Pyromania, making this the first-ever vinyl offering of the complete show. This 2LP version comes with a new sleeve and inner bags.

Rarities Volume 1 has been specially compiled by Joe Elliott, containing rare B-sides and recordings from Def Leppard's early years, all in a newly commissioned sleeve. Finally, rounding out this collection is the 7-inch vinyl single and 3-inch CD of Def Leppard's original, self-titled EP.

The fiery Volume One collection contains all of Def Leppard's iconic 1980s recordings with reproductions of the original packaging in both formats, plus the added bonus of a replica 7-inch single and 3-inch CD of the band's original independent EP, the self-titled The Def Leppard E.P.

Each album in the box set was mastered by longtime band producer/soundmaster Ronan McHugh and cut by Greg Moore.

Housed in rigid boxes, the Volume One collection also contains a hardback book with rare photos by longstanding band confidant Ross Halfin and liner notes by Classic Rock's Paul Elliott.
Def Leppard bandmembers Joe Elliott, bassist Rick Savage, drummer Rick Allen, and guitarist Phil Collen have all also contributed their personal introductions to the collection.

Volume One is an extraordinary early chronicle of a band whose global impact only continues to grow. Def Leppard have a cumulative sales tally of over 100 million albums worldwide, not to mention putting on consistently sold-out world tours. Def Leppard recently authorized their entire recorded catalog for access on streaming and download platforms, a move that resulted in a nearly 400 percent surge in catalog sales on the first day alone, as well as appearances in the iTunes Top 10 charts in over 30 countries worldwide.

Volume One kicks off with Def Leppard's 1980 debut album On Through The Night, which immediately put the rock world on notice that the band were destined for big things, having charted at No. 15 in the U.K. and No. 51 in the U.S. Produced by Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Black Sabbath), On Through The Night features many of the band's live favorites ("Rock Brigade," "Hello America"), along with updated versions of early singles ("Rocks Off"). The album achieved platinum status in 1989, and the version included here is the rare Australian gatefold-sleeve version.

Released in 1981, High 'N' Dry was Def Leppard's second platinum album and the first to be produced by Robert "Mutt" Lange (AC/DC, Foreigner). It reached No. 26 in the U.K. and No. 38 in the U.S., having garnered much impactful FM airplay with the propulsive "Let It Go" and one of the band's most popular signature tunes to this day, "Bringin' On The Heartbreak."

Pyromania, released in 1983, saw the band become indisputable rock legends. It was the first record to feature guitars by Phil Collen, who had replaced Pete Willis. The album contains massive MTV hits "Photograph" and "Rock Of Ages," as well as fist-pumper "Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop),". Pyromania reached No. 2 in the U.S. and went Diamond, with over 10 million album sales.

Def Leppard released Hysteria in 1987, the band's best-selling record to date having sold over 25 million copies worldwide. It went to No. 1 in the U.K., U.S., and Australia, and is also the band's second album to achieve Diamond status in the U.S.. Notes Collen, "Not many people even get Platinum albums anymore! Going Diamond is going 10 times Platinum in America, which is a huge deal — and we've got two of those. We're really pleased that we got them. It's pretty cool that we've achieved that."

Produced by Mutt Lange, Hysteria took over three years to make, ultimately featuring seven charting singles (including No. 1 smash "Love Bites" and "Pour Some Sugar On Me"), and has been rightly nicknamed as "heavy metal's Thriller." Clocking in at just over 62 minutes, Hysteria was then one of the longest albums ever issued on a single vinyl record — but for this special box set release, it has been made into a double LP for maximum sound-quality purposes.

Def Leppard's collective vocal prowess is but one of the many things that helped cement their unparalleled standing in rock history, as Joe Elliott explains: "The way we did our harmonies was based on the multitracking abilities of a band like Queen, but we took what they did to the next level. Queen maybe tripled or quadrupled their backing vocals — but we did it like 20 times! We wanted it to sound like the quality of Queen but have the size of Slade. The way we did it gave us a unique sound. And that's the whole point of an album, really — capturing a band's unique dynamics." Adds Phil Collen, "The American bands had beautiful vocals, with all those wonderful harmonies. But we added a bit of a punk ethos in there with ours, where it became a bit more charming and anthemic with screaming and shouting. And that was a very British thing, I think, that made us different from a lot of the American bands."

Def Leppard's Volume One is but the first hot, sticky-sweet taste of an impressive career that remains ever on the rise. Can you feel it, do you believe it?

 Desert Storm To Support Karma To Burn.

Karma To BurnTuesday 27th March 2018
Hot on the heels of the release of their new album ‘Sentinels’, out now on APF Records, Oxford based heavy-weights Desert Storm are proud to announce their support to West Virginia stoner rock legends Karma To Burn on their UK tour in June.

“It's been a few years since we last toured with our friends in Karma To Burn,” states guitarist Ryan Cole. “It's great to have been asked to be a part of this by the band and to tour the UK in support of our new album Sentinels. We will be returning to some cities we've not been to in a long time as well which is cool!”

“Karma To Burn are just great to watch live and have been rocking stages all over the world for over 20 years,” continues Ryan. “They've shared the stages with bands such as Metallica, Clutch, Down and have a strong die hard fan base. If you like riffs, you should come along to a show on this run. It's going to be a good one for sure!”

‘Sentinels’ follows the release of 2014’s critically-acclaimed ‘Omniscient’ album and has seen Desert Storm move in a harder, darker and much heavier direction. Recorded with engineer Jamie Dodd (Orange Goblin) at Flesh & Bone Studio's, Hackney and tracked by Steve 'Geezer' Watkins at Woodworm studios (which has also been used by legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi), ‘Sentinels’ moulds together different aspects of sounds from the heavier end of the spectrum, taking in elements of doom, sludge, stoner, grind and all out metal to create a colossal sound.

This week Desert Storm have also released a new lyric video for the track ‘Capsized’, a gloriously riff-heavy pounder that tells the story of a hermit who does battle with his own reclusive nature.

“He’s gentle soul who busies himself with thoughts and writing, at odds with his demons and depression,” details frontman Matt Ryan. “All the while, his time spent alone affording him the opportunity to look inwardly and discover who he really is. The self-realisation that his time spent in isolation is being squandered, and that years spent without real human experiences are wasted years, he finally learns to trust himself and builds the courage to leave the comfort of his home to be ravaged and killed by wolves.”

View the video here: https://youtu.be/N_-ta3zfAfs
Catch Desert Storm live at the following dates (18th – 27th of June with Karma To Burn)
25.05.18 | United Kingdom | Southampton | Firebug
26.05.18 | United Kingdom | Banbury | The Wheatsheaf
18.06.18 | United Kingdom | London | The Black Heart
19.06.18 | United Kingdom | Exeter | The Cavern
20.06.18 | United Kingdom | Bristol | The Exchange
21.06.18 | United Kingdom | Coventry | The Phoenix
22.06.18 | United Kingdom | Manchester | Rebellion
23.06.18 | United Kingdom | Newcastle | Think Tank
24.06.18 | United Kingdom | Glasgow | Cathouse
25.06.18 | United Kingdom | Leeds | Temple of Boom
26.06.18 | United Kingdom | Milton Keynes | The Craufurd Arms
27.06.18 | United Kingdom | Oxford | The Cellar
07.07.18 | United Kingdom | Bradford | Underground (Dragonfest)
28.07.18 | United Kingdom | Bournemouth | The Anvil (Riff Fest)
04.08.18 | United Kingdom | Abingdon | Rabidfest
25.08.18 | United Kingdom | Bolton | Alma Inn
29.09.18 | United Kingdom | Sheffield | o2 Academy (hrh doom vs stoner fest)
30.11.18 | United Kingdom | Reading | Facebar

 Nightwish Announce UK Arena Shows.

NightwishTuesday 27th March 2018
Finnish symphonic metal gods NIGHTWISH released their brand new best-of compilation 'Decades' on March 9th through Nuclear Blast to celebrate more than two decades of their career. It's only right, then, that this milestone should be celebrated with an extensive world tour! Currently touring North America, the band are pleased to announce that they will be bringing the tour to the UK in December. This will also be the band's first UK tour since 2012, so these shows are absolutely not to be missed.
They have also revealed that special guests will be up and coming heavy metallers and label mates BEAST IN BLACK, led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist Anton Kabanen. Full tour dates are below.

Of this latest tour news, the band comments:
"The NIGHTWISH Universe is Expanding,
Let's light the British Beacons!"

'Decades: UK 2018'
w/ BEAST IN BLACK
08.12. London - The SSE Arena, Wembley
10.12. Birmingham - Arena
11.12. Manchester – Arena

Tickets go on sale March 29th at 9am via Live Nation: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/nightwish-tickets

Prior to this, the band will play Bloodstock Open Air in Derby on August 12th

 Behemoth Release Live Video.

BehemothMonday 26th March 2018
Polish black/death overlords BEHEMOTH recently announced the release of their new live DVD/Blu-ray entitled Messe Noire on April 13, 2018. Speaking about the release, singer, guitarist and main man Nergal said: "Messe Noire. Well, that is everything that the BEHEMOTH live magick represents, and we're stoked that we have a true representation on record for everyone out there to enjoy. 'Messe Noire' captures the true intensity of what we do as a band and the energy we share with our fans. This is also an exclamation mark, the perfect way to conclude »The Satanist« cycle which has been an overwhelming experience and amazing chapter in Behemoth's career and our lives so far! By the release of »Messe Noire« we would like to hail our legions all around the world for undying support! Now let the art speak...."

Messe Noire includes the band's victorious shows in Warsaw, Poland on October 8, 2016 and Brutal Assault 2016, as well as The Satanist cinematic archive featuring all of the official videos that are associated with the band's globally successful record of the same name. For a preview of Messe Noire, a live video of 'The Satanist' can be viewed now at:  https://youtu.be/bIiCCUlZNoM

The band released a crushing live cut of 'Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel' recently, which can be seen here:  https://youtu.be/WEoR9CioWlg

The release will be made available as limited earbook edition including the DVD, the Blu-ray and the CD, as well as DVD/CD resp. Blu-Ray/CD digibooks. The vinyl versions contain the Warsaw gig and will be available on silver, gold (Nuclear Blast Mail Order exclusive) and black vinyl.

See all formats below and pre-order below:

Limited Blu-Ray/CD Digibook:  http://nblast.de/behemothmnbluray
Limited DVD/CD Digibook:  http://nblast.de/behemothmndvd
Limited Edition Gatefold Double Silver or Gold Vinyl:  http://nblast.de/BehemothStore
Limited Double Gatefold Black Vinyl:  http://nblast.de/behemothmnblkvin
Limited Edition Earbook:  http://nblast.de/BehemothStore

TRACKLIST – DVD/Blu-Ray
Live Satanist (Warsaw 2016)
01. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
02. Furor Divinus
03. Messe Noire
04. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
05. Amen
06. The Satanist
07. Ben Sahar
08. In The Absence Ov Light
09. O Father O Satan O Sun!
10. Ov Fire And The Void
11. Conquer All
12. Pure Evil And Hate
13. At The Left Hand Ov God
14. Slaves Shall Serve
15. Chant For Ezkaton 2000

Live Assault (Brutal Assault 2016)
16. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
17. Furor Divinus
18. Messe Noire
19. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
20. Amen
21. The Satanist
22. Ben Sahar
23. In The Absence Ov Light
24. O Father O Satan O Sun!
25. Ov Fire And The Void
26. Conquer All
27. Chant For Ezkaton 2000

The Satanist cinematic archive
28. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
29. Messe Noire
30. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
31. The Satanist
32. Ben Sahar
33. O Father O Satan O Sun!

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TRACKLIST - CD
Live Satanist (Warsaw 2016)
01. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
02. Furor Divinus
03. Messe Noire
04. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
05. Amen
06. The Satanist
07. Ben Sahar
08. In The Absence Ov Light
09. O Father O Satan O Sun!

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TRACKLIST - VINYL
Live Satanist (Warsaw 2016)
Side A:

1. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
2. Furor Divinus
3. Messe Noire
4. Ora Pro Nobis Luficer

Side B:
1. Amen
2. The Satanist
3. Ben Sahar
4. In The Absence Ov Light

Side C:
1. O Father O Satan O Sun!
2. Ov Fire And The Void
3. Conquer All
4. Pure Evil And Hate

Side D:
1. At The Left Hand Ov God
2. Slaves Shall Serve
3. Chant For Ezkaton 2000

 Necrophobic Release New Music Video.

NecrophobicMonday 26th March 2018
Backed up by the tremendous success of their recent studio album “Mark Of The Necrogram”, Swedish death worshippers NECROPHOBIC have released a brand-new video for the album track 'Pesta'.

You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/6ApYgfDc308

Rated “album of the months” in magazines such as Dead Forever, Rock Hard, Close-Up, Legacy or Spark, “Mark Of The Necrogram” is an album filled to the brim with soon-to-be classic tracks: 'Pesta', 'Tsar Bomba', 'Lamashtu', 'Requiem Of A Dying Sun' or the all-devouring monster title track which combines all the elements that make NECROPHOBIC such an outstanding band – northern death metal mastery with wicked riffs, hellish voices, pounding rhythms and outstanding melodies.

This is not just another great album in an almost flawless discography. This is one of the best death/black metal albums from Sweden in recent years.

If you don’t own a copy yet, you may want to buy “Mark Of The Necrogram” in the format of your choice here: https://necrophobic.lnk.to/MarkOfTheNecrogram

 Groundculture To Release EP.

GroundcultureMonday 26th March 2018
On Sunday evening, March 18th, a brand new band was launched on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P Carter. The band is named GroundCulture and the world was introduced to the Newcastle quintet with 'Confessions', the band's first single. A video for the track has been released today and can be viewed below:
GroundCulture are pleased to announce the release of their self-titled debut EP, from which 'Confessions' is taken. The 'Groundculture' EP will be released on June 1st and feature six songs.

EP TRACKLISTING:
1) Derailed
2) Confessions
3) Deviate
4) Sculptures
5) Narrative
6) Compassion

Speaking of GroundCulture, vocalist Roy Watson says, "We are five segments of the same vision. We are one culture cursed by a disconnect inside the fabrics of our conscious mind. We are the backs against the wall, determined to inspire change through connection."

 Lamb Of God Revive Burn The Priest.

Legion XMonday 26 March 2018
RIAA-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Virginia band LAMB OF GOD may be one of the biggest bands in modern metal, but they will never forget where they came from. Mark Morton (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums) formed the first incarnation of the band, BURN THE PRIEST, in winter 1994 after meeting four years earlier as students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Less than a year later, in summer 1995, they met vocalist Randy Blythe before adding Chris Adler’s brother, Willie Adler (guitar), prior to transitioning to LAMB OF GOD – and the rest is global metal history.

Guitarist Mark Morton says, “To truly understand the essence of the band BURN THE PRIEST, one must first consider the landscape in which it began: the mid-90s. Grunge and alternative music ruled the airwaves. Social media and the internet had yet to assume their role as our collective sources for entertainment and cultural exchange. It was a time when DIY 'zines turned us onto new bands and regional scenes, and ‘copy and paste’ still implied a print shop and a glue stick.” 

BURN THE PRIEST’s self-titled debut album, released via Philadelphia-based Legion Records, documented what was, in essence, a primal punk band performing metal. Ultimately, as they grew in local popularity, the five-piece chose to stray away from their name to avoid being associated with satanic metal, choosing the name LAMB OF GOD.

Morton continues, “As our sound and songs developed, so did our goals… we began playing basement parties and warehouse shows and in doing so, we realized that the energy we were creating was transferable. The shows we played in those squats and warehouses [in Philadelphia] and the people we met there are forever embedded in our collective consciousness and the DNA of our band.”

As they enter their 20th year since releasing their first self-titled album as BURN THE PRIEST, the band will release a full-length covers album that reflects on the greatness of classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise - rock sub-genres that contributed to what LAMB OF GOD - and indeed, the world - now view as modern heavy metal.

As BURN THE PRIEST, the band presents Legion: XX – featuring tracks originally performed by Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, Quicksand, Ministry, Bad Brains, Melvins, S.O.D., The Accused, Big Black, and Richmond punk band Sliang Laos. The tracks are performed with the unmistakable precision that has kept the band vital for two decades, but ultimately harks back to the raw, punk-driven sound first explored by four unsuspecting college students and a line cook-turned-vocalist in their formative years. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, Legion: XX exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element.

“Our inauspicious beginnings somehow grew into something none of us had ever even imagined possible, let alone aspired to, however, this is the story of BURN THE PRIEST,” adds Morton. “The songs we chose to cover on this album reflect that story. They are touchstones from that point in time. The inspiration we gleaned from these bands and these songs carries through our work and our creative pursuits, even to this day. Many thanks to these bands for lighting our fire and endless gratitude to our fans around the world for keeping it lit.”

Legion: XX will be officially released on May 18, 2018 via Nuclear Blast and will be available for purchase via all physical and digital retailers. Pre-orders are available now at http://www.nuclearblaststore.co.uk/shop/nuclearblast/products.php?cat=5210. The limited edition gatefold vinyl includes a bonus track of “In The Meantime” (originally performed by Helmet). Hear short clips of each song at: http://btp.lnk.to/LegionXX.

“I’ve been an Accused fan since I was 14 when they were on the "Thrasher Skate Rock Volume 3” compilation with C.O.C. and all these amazing crossover bands,” says frontman Randy Blythe. “Their singer Blaine Cook was a huge influence on me, vocally.”

Drummer Chris Adler recalls,“‘Inherit The Earth’ hit me in the face soon after I managed to get my grubby mitts on the album sometime around ‘88. I got the Accused record at a “Yellow Banana” record store on Route 1 south of DC while in route back from my “counselor” to my home in Woodbridge, Virginia. I got home and grabbed my board and I rocked it on my Discman. At about 2:12 into the tune the clouds parted above me and on a loudspeaker, God bellowed down to me, ‘RECEIVE YOUR PURPOSE.’ That was the moment I knew that if I tried hard enough, I could convey myself and how I felt - with music. It will never be “ours,” and we know that about all the tunes we’ve covered, but hopefully one of them hit you in the face as I had been, and God will part the clouds for you, too.”

Legion: XX track listing:
1. Inherit The Earth
(originally performed by The Accused)
2. Honey Bucket
(originally performed by Melvins)
3. Kerosene
(originally performed by Big Black)
4. Kill Yourself
(originally performed by S.O.D.)
5. I Against I
(originally performed by Bad Brains)
6. Axis Rot
(originally performed by Sliang Laos)
7. Jesus Built My Hotrod
(originally performed by Ministry)
8. One Voice
(originally performed by Agnostic Front)
9. Dine Alone
(originally performed by Quicksand)
10. We Gotta Know
(originally performed by Cro-Mags)
11. In The Meantime *
(originally performed by Helmet) *on vinyl only

Blythe adds,“I have a radio show on Gimmie Radio, and [the station] is all metal shows except for mine. I do the punk rock show because I want to show the direct correlation between my band, and the punk scene going back to The MC5 and The Stooges. There is a direct link — look at old pictures of Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, and they're wearing Misfits, D.R.I., and C.O.C. t-shirts. They fused the technicality of metal with the intensity of punk rock. Before them, metal was like in slow motion. Speed metal bands were listening to Discharge. I beat that drum all the time when I talk to kids.”

Legion: XX is a sonic tribute to metal’s dark, dirty secret - the punk inspiration of all future heavy music to come.

 Skindred Release Video For 'Big Tings'.

SkindredMonday 26th March 2018
Skindred Release Lyric Video for New Single 'Big Tings' and Pre-order Link for new album goes live!

Big Tings is about the duality of having a burning, driving ambition (or ideas above your station) whilst being continually set back and plagued by your demons, vices, bad habits and neurosis and so on. - Says Drummer Arya Goggin

New Album 'Big Tings' is out 27th April 2018

Roaring and pounding, the follow-up to 2015`s Volume is a magnificent beast churning out heavy, distortion-laden riff punches melting into vocalist Benji Webbe`s frenzied rapping. Explosive metal and punk material rubs shoulders with smooth melodies – and of course Skindred wouldn`t leave us on the dancefloor without a hefty helping of their trademark Godzilla-esquely huge choruses.
 
Big songs, big sound, big tings!

Make sure to go see SKINDRED live at their 'Start the Machine Tour' all over the UK in April with special guests CKY and Danko Jones!


SKINDRED
/w CKY, Danko Jones
19.04.18 UK - Norwich / UEA
20.04.18 UK - Southampton / 02 Guildhall
21.04.18 UK - Nottingham / Rock City
22.04.18 Uk - Manchester / Academy
24.04.18 UK - Glasgow / 02 ABC
25.04.18 UK - Bristol / 02 Academy
27.04.18 UK - Leeds / 02 Academy
28.04.18 UK - London / 02 Academy, Brixton
29.04.18 UK - Birmingam / 02 Institute
More dates to be announced soon!


Release Lyric Video for New Single 
'Big Tings'

https://youtu.be/Ig3OWHHdmPY

Pre-Order Link for New Album Now Available 
'Big Tings'
 http://radi.al/BigTings


 Caliban To Release New Album 'Elements'.

CalibanMonday 26th March 2018
Two weeks prior to the release of their upcoming album, “Elements”, CALIBAN are unleashing their third single and video.

'Ich blute für Dich' features Matthi from Nasty and Sebastian “Sushi” Biesler from Eskimo Callboy on vocals. The video was also directed by Sebastian “Sushi” Biesler together with Mirko Witzki: https://youtu.be/Kr5q1fgpNmc

CALIBAN have already released two video clips for “Elements” which is due for release 06 April 2018 via Century Media Records.

Check out the band's previous two videos below.
“Before Later Becomes Never” feat. CJ McMahon of Thy Art Is Murder: https://youtu.be/PPptNPTIsHY
“Intoxicated”: https://youtu.be/9iznstzxsMs

The following formats are available for “Elements”:

  • Ltd. CD Box Set (including the Ltd. CD Digipak & patch, gym bag, 5 art cards and poster)
  • Ltd. CD Digipak & patch
  • Standard CD Jewelcase
  • LP+CD

Pre-order “Elements” here: https://caliban.lnk.to/Elements
“We used the elements Earth, Air, Fire, and Water as symbols for realization, ideas, power, and emotion,” guitarist Marc Görtz explains, talking about the album art work. “These symbols inspire us to continue to do what we love the most, which is to create, evolve, and be inspired by our music. And these elements directly correspond to the cover art, which was done by Marcel Gadacz (Dream On, Dreamer). He did the art for ‘Gravity’, so we’re happy to have him back.”

For “Elements”, CALIBAN brought back long-time collaborator—going all the way back to 2007’s “The Awakening”—and studio wizard Benny Richter to co-produce with Görtz at his Nemesis Studios. CALIBAN also hired on Germany-based Andy Posdziech (Any Given Day) and buddy Sebastian “Sushi” Biesler, as well as Australia-based Callan Orr (Dream On, Dreamer) to assist in the recording process. “Elements” was mixed by Görtz and mastered by Olman Viper, whose repertoire includes previous CALIBAN albums “I Am Nemesis” (2012), “Ghost Empire” (2014), “Gravity” (2016).

“The production on Elements was pretty different,” says Görtz. “The instrumental side of the production was produced by me, Andy, and Callan. Then, Benny and myself worked on fine-tuning the music. The vocals, however, were produced by Benny, with Sushi acting as a vocal coach. We wanted Benny to focus on the vocals and the vocal production. Getting them right was very important to us.”
 
The band is playing two exclusive and intimate release shows for the release of “Elements”, which are both sold out:
05.04.18 (DE) Berlin - Musik & Frieden SOLD OUT!
06.04.18 (DE) Cologne - Luxor SOLD OUT!
 
Catch CALIBAN live on one of the following festivals or shows:
26.05.18 (CH) Champéry - Irreversible Festival
01. - 03.06.18 (DE) Nürburg - Rock Am Ring
01. - 03.06.18 (DE) Nuremberg - Rock Im Park
07.06.18 (PT) Lisbon - Hell Of A Weekend
14. - 16.06.18 (DE) Ferropolis - With Full Force
15.06.18 (DE) Bremen - Tower
16.06.18 (DE) Hannover - Musikzentrum
18.06.18 (HUN) Budapest - Budapest Park
19.06.18 (AT) Hohenems - Event Center
28.07.18 (DE) Buchenberg - Rock The King Festival
03. - 05.08.18 (RU) Krasnodar - Taman Festival
16. - 18.08.18 (DE) Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Festival

 Camden Rocks Adds More Bands For 2018 Festival.

Camden RocksThursday 22nd March 2018
Camden Rocks Festival have confirmed more diverse rock and indie bands to the line-up for this year's event on June 2nd, with the announcement of Brighton indie rockers British Sea Power and cult, progressive metal band SikTh, whose festival appearance is their only London show this year:

"The last show we played with SikTh at Camden Rocks was an incredibly intense and intimate show. Hope we can bring that energy to this one. We didn't want to play London for a while but this offer came in and we couldn't refuse. Really excited."

These new headliners are joined by Camden favourites Echobelly and Danny Goffey (Supergrass) whose Britpop credentials were spawned on the streets of Camden's most famed venues.

Also announced today are The Rifles (acoustic) and Eliza & The Bear, British rockers Raveneye and 35 other bands that include: Vex Red, The Lafontaines, The Amorettes, Black Map (ex DEDG / FAR), Rews, Dirty Thrills, Sad Season, The Faim, Saint Agnes, Empire, Loom, AutoPilot (feat' Andy from The Enemy), Tim Muddiman, Iamwarface, Kris Barras, Man The Lifeboats, Brightlight City, The Luka State, Damn Dice, The Black Roses, Naked Six, L Sicario, This Year's Ghost, Weekend Recovery, Cavalcade, Wicked Splinters , Leontas, Riverchild, Bugeye, Shea, The Gulps, Via Dolorosa, Nash Albert, Calico Jack, Sarah Vista and the Henchman and Harry Pane.

Camden Rocks have also opened their annual main-stage band submission competition where a lucky act can sneak onto the bill of this year's event at the legendary KOKO venue. For a band to be in with a chance, submit them at http://po.st/CRF18bandsubmit.

North London's most prestigious rock festival has previously announced Mercury-prize nominees Maxïmo Park, fabled post-punk originators Public Image Limited (PiL), Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic, grebo gurus Pop Will Eat Itself, post-Sex Pistols legends The Professionals, British rap metal band Hacktivist and rock rappers Crazy Town.

Grab your tickets now whilst they are still available from www.camdenrocksfestival.com where you can also find the full line-up and all festival information.

Follow Camden Rocks online for updates at:
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twitter.com/CamdenRocksFest
instagram.com/camdenrocksfest/

General sale tickets are priced at £39.50 (subject to booking fee) and give festival goers access to all 200+ bands and 20+ venues on the festival.

Aftershow tickets are priced at £10 (subject to booking fee) and give festival goers access to the aftershow at KOKO 11pm – 3am.

Ticket terms and conditions can be found at our website.

 Mortiis To Re-release 'Perfectly Defect' Album.

MortisThursday 22nd March 2018
Mortiis' 'Perfectly Defect' album which was originally released in 2010 during the European comeback tour with fellow industrial stalwarts Combichrist and has since been long out of print, will be re-issued this year in both digital & physical format, including 3 strictly limited vinyl versions.

When 'Perfectly Defect' was first released, it was available in 2 versions - a 8 track (tour edition on cd) and a 10 track version (digital format), while the complete studio session actually contains 12 songs which will now all be available on the new 2018 version.

The re-issue of 'Perfectly Defect' is penned for release on 1st June 2018 via Mortiis' own label Omnipresence Records.
Mortiis comments: "At the time of the initial release, I had given up on working with a label as I was super pissed off with previous negative experiences in the record industry and decided I'd rather give the album away for free as a gift to our loyal fans during the comeback tour. It was a big fat 'fuck you' to certain industry vampires! I have since then calmed down and I'm super stoked to finally be able to give 'Perfectly Defect' the proper release it deserves on my own label! Just wait until you see the strictly limited vinyl editions."

'PERFECTLY DEFECT' 2018 track-listing:
1. Closer to the End
2. Perfectly Defect
3. The Sphere
4. Sensation of Guilt
5. Sole Defeat
6. Thieving Bastards
7. The Punished
8. Halo of Arms
9. Impossible to Believe
10. This Absolution
11. Hermaphro Superior
12. Contrition

 Hawthorne Heights Release Video For 'Just Another Ghost'.

Hawthorne HeightsThursday 22nd March 2018
Hawthorne Heights have released new music video for 'Just Another Ghost' with Substream Magazine. The track is the second single from Bad Frequencies, which is due out 27th April, 2018 via Pure Noise Records and is available for pre-order now at http://smarturl.it/HawthorneHeights.

You can watch 'Just Another Ghost' here
Singer and Guitarist JT Woodruff shares "Just Another Ghost is a song about floating through life, and the anxiety that comes with the feeling that life is passing you by.  One second you are having the time of your life, and the next second you feel all alone.  Your mood can go from euphoria to panic, until you eventually feel you aren't even there, or you are invisible." The track is the second single from Bad Frequencies, which is available for pre-order now at http://smarturl.it/HawthorneHeights.

Directed by Benny Gagliardi, the video features the band performing in two extremely different locations to create the feeling of being in different worlds.  On the video, Woodruff continues, "We wanted to have a video that matched that feeling and emotion, which is why we shot in two entirely different locations. We put flyers on the wall at Slidebar from life changing shows that each member of HH personally went to when we were growing up.  Then to capture the sadness and loneliness we drove out to Slab City California in a location that was perfectly isolation, like in a dream.  We wanted it to look like two entirely different worlds, because that's how life can feel sometimes.  Anxiety is powerful, and we wanted to capture that raw feeling."

The album was produced by Hawthorne Heights along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio), and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy Winner, NOFX, Social Distortion). The band previously worked with Ingram on the Hurt EP as well as Webb for "Push Me Away" which was released last summer ahead of their full run on the Vans Warped Tour.
Bad Frequencies Track Listing:
In Gloom
Pink Hearts
Crimson Sand
The Perfect Way To Fall Apart
Just Another Ghost
Bad Frequencies
Skylark
Edge Of Town
Starlighter (Echo, Utah)
Push Me Away
The Suicide Mile
Straight Down The Line
Pills


 The Used Reschdule UK Tour.

The UsedThursday 22nd March 2018
The Used are excited to announce their rescheduled live dates for the UK and Europe.

Following the cancellation of their tour in February due to bereavement, The Used will bring their mind-blowing live show to the following venues:

August 2018

27th Bristol, O2 Academy
28th Nottingham, Rock City
30th Manchester, O2 Ritz
31st London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Original tickets remain valid.  You can also purchase tickets from  www.theused.net or www.myticket.co.uk

 Black Honey Announce UK Headline Tour.

Black HoneyThursday 22nd March 2018
Black Honey, one of the UK's most notoriously good upcoming live bands, have announced a fresh handful of tour dates for May.

The Brighton four-piece ended 2017 on a high, supporting long-term friends Royal Blood on their massive UK arena tour, playing to their biggest crowds to date. Since then, they've been holed up in their studio putting the finishing touches on their hotly anticipated debut album – releasing a teaser track 'Dig' earlier this year.

Watch the video for 'Dig' HERE

But never ones to sit still, they have now announced a return to the road with a 6-stop run of headline dates across the UK, playing some of the cities they have yet to grace. Kicking off in Hull on the 9th May, they will travel across the country before playing a closing show in Portsmouth on the 15th.  No doubt they will be showcasing some brand new music in the live arena – where they have always thrived, these shows are not to be missed. See full dates below.
 
09/05 Welly Club, Hull
10/05 Sugarmill, Stoke
11/05 The Leadmill, Sheffield
13/05 The Globe, Cardiff
14/05 O2 Academy 2, Oxford
15/05 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

 Underoath Back With New Material.

UnderoathThursday 22nd March 2018
The audacity to profess your true self is a virtue. Moreover, the transparency to outwardly proclaim a significant shift in the sentiment you once held so sacred is both courageous and compelling. 
Underøath, who have announced both the release of their sixth album, Erase Me (April 6, Fearless Records), as well as a spate of worldwide tour dates, have unveiled the video for "Rapture".

"I think we really wanted to capture something different with this video," said guitar player Tim McTague of the video. "The song is so unique for Underøath and we have always been a visual band. I think being able to tell a visual story with an audible narrative that ties everything together is one of the things that makes Underøath special to fans. We are stoked to see the reaction."
Erase Me tracklist:

  1. It Has To Start Somewhere
  2. Rapture
  3. On My Teeth
  4. Wake Me
  5. Bloodlust
  6. Sink With You
  7. Ihateit
  8. Hold Your Breath
  9. No Frame
  10. In Motion
  11. I Gave Up


Erase Me pre-orders are available now, with digital pre-orders including an instant download of 'On My Teeth': http://found.ee/eraseme / http://found.ee/underoathbundles 
 
Underoath has confirmed a number of festival appearances for the summer:
 
June 15  Paris, France  Download Festival Paris
June 16  Amsterdam, Netherlands  Melkweg
June 21  Dessel, Belgium  Festivalpark Stenehi
June 22 - 24  Scheessel, Germany  Hurricane Festival
June 22 - 24  Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany  Southside Festival
June 23  Dessel Belgium  Graspop Metal Meeting
June 28  Prague, Czech Republic  Aerodrome Festival
June 29  Madrid, Spain  Download Festival Madrid
June 30  Ysselsteyn, Netherlands  Jera on Air
August 24  Reading, UK  Reading Festival
August 25  Leeds, UK  Leeds Festival
 Ink Announce UK Tour.

InkThursday 22nd March 2018
Recently launched, alt-rock trio INK. is pleased to reveal its first UK tour, traversing the length and breadth of the UK for 21 shows. The headline dates kick off on Friday 4th May at The Haunt in Brighton and conclude at the Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes on Tuesday 29th May. Special guests are still to be announced. The band will also perform at the Teddy Rocks Festival on Saturday 5th May, which raises funds to fight children's cancer. 

Dates rack up as follows:
Fri 4th May - BRIGHTON The Haunt
Sat 5th May - BLANDFORD Teddy Rocks Festival
Sun 6th May - PLYMOUTH The Junction 
Tue 8th May - EXETER The Cavern
Wed 9th May -BRISTOL The Exchange 
Fri 11th May - CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach 
Sat 12th May - BIRMINGHAM The Flapper 
Sun 13th May - NOTTINGHAM Bodega
Mon 14th May - SHEFFIELD The Corporation
Wed 16th May - MANCHESTER Star & Garter 
Thu 17th May - GLASGOW Garage Attic 
Fri 18th May - EDINBURGH The Mash House
Sat 19th May - NEWCASTLE Think Tank 
Mon 21st May - LEEDS The Key Club 
Tue 22nd May - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Wed 23rd May - LONDON Camden Assembly 
Thu 24th May - TUNBRIDGE WELLS Forum
Sat 26th May - SOUTHAMPTON Joiners 
Sun 27th May - NORTHAMPTON Roadmender Underground 
Mon 28th May - COVENTRY Kasbah
Tue 29th May - MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms 

All tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 23rd March. To buy tickets, visit INKWASHERE.COM or contact venue box offices. For more info or tickets for the Teddy Rocks Festival, visit: www.teddyrocks.co.uk.

Founded in 2017 by Dougie Poynter and Todd Dorigo, the lineup was completed with the addition of drummer Corey Alexander. INK. draws from a variety of influences, ranging from The Rolling Stones, Nick Cave, The National, and Nirvana to the writings of Alan Ginsberg, Vladimir Nabokov, Leonard Cohen, and Jack Kerouac.
R INK.'s debut 4-track EP 'HEAVEN' is out now [artwork attached] and available on all digital streaming services. Dorigo's velveteen voice and intricate guitar work, coupled with the phenomenal rhythm section of Poynter's melodic bass lines and Alexander's epic drum sound, blend their expansive influences into a maelstrom of skilfully crafted rock songs. Listen on Spotify.

Tracks include:
1. HEAVEN
2. FEVER
3. SYMPHONY WOMAN
4. BACK TO THE NOISE

 Teddy Rocks Festival Adds More Bands.

Teddy RocksThursday 22nd March 2018
Back and bigger than ever in 2018, Teddy Rocks Festival (presented by OnBuy.com) have announced their FINAL lineup which will see headliners Feeder and Ash and a huge range of talent perform at the Dorset-based festival which takes place place May 4-6th at Charisworth Farm. ALL proceeds from ticket sales go to Teddy20 supporting children with cancer.
Now in its sixth year, Teddy Rocks Festival (TRF) is excited to welcome Feeder and Ash as their headliners for Saturday (5th) and Sunday (6th) night. Joining them on this incredible and varied lineup are: (NEW ADDITIONS IN BOLD)

Friday:

Second Stage: (Sponsored by Vocalzone)


MC Lars
Press To Meco
Grumble Bee

Woes
Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Deltorers

Third Stage (Sponsored by The Greyhound)

Force Forgers
Stereoironics
Blurd
The Gusettes
Last Resort

Fourth Stage:

Dfyne
Inner City Smugglers
Kez Hinton
Jonny Phillips
 
Saturday:

Main Stage (Sponsored by Checkatrade.com)


Feeder
Mallory Knox
Eliza & The Bear
Turbowolf
INK
The Lafontaines

Dream State
Go Primitive
Towers
 
Second Stage (Sponsored by Vocalzone)

Devil Sold His Soul
Black Peaks
Palm Reader
Loathe
Shields
I, The Mapmaker
Home Wrecked
As Flames Rise
November Plot
 
Third Stage (Sponsored by The Greyhound)

Tragedy (All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees & Beyond)
Know Your Enemy ( A Rage Against The Machine Tribute)
Blinked 182
Upbeat Sneakers
Lunas
Sirpico
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
Teddy Rocks Introduces New Music
Bitch Falcon
Atlas Wynd
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
Holly Would Surrender
Endea
Trip Wizard

Fourth Stage

Quiet Donkeys
Ant Lewis
Danny Adams
Tom Aylott
Plastic Jeezus
Samantha & Carlos Heath
Tim Somerfield
The Polly Morris Band
Dave Griffiths
Issy Whitlock
 
Sunday:

Main Stage (Sponsored by Checkatrade.com)


Ash
The Magic Numbers
Spector
InMe
Saint Phnx
The Bad Flowers
DD Allen
Funeral Shakes
Hightown Parade
 
Second Stage (Sponsored by Vocalzone)

Sonic Boom Six
The Bottom Line
Milestones
Dead!
Wallflower
Nervus
The Hyena Kill
Weatherstate
Backwoods Creek
 
Third Stage (Sponsored by The Greyhound)

The Decatonics
Audio-Tonic
Skamaggedon
The Intercepteurs
Those Restless Knights
Punk On Your Hits
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ​
Teddy Rocks Introduces New Music
TrueHeights
Better Days
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
Punk On Your Hits
The Mistakes
Waiting For Earthquakes
The Undecided
 
Fourth Stage

Matt Black
27 Days
Tom Jones Tribute
Matt Underdown
Emma Hardy & The Cowboy Outfit
Rujiero
Neil Zebedee
Dawn Bailey
Fiona Fox
K8
 
2018's festival promises to be the biggest ever with over 80 acts, across 4 stages! There will be outdoor bars, amazing food stalls, Dodgeball, Zorb Football and Gladiator Jousting not to mention the Teddy Raves silent disco which will take place every night.
 
Day, weekend and camping tickets are available now from:https://teddyrocks.co.uk/tickets/

 Frank Turner Releases New Single 'Blackout'.

Frank TurnerTuesday 20th March 2018
Frank Turner reveals the first single from his new album Be More Kind today. Blackout is available through Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records and, says Turner, "is new territory for me, musically - a song you could even play in a club, it's about how we might collectively respond to social dislocation and collapse..."  The accompanying video was directed by Michael Baldwin and shot on the George Lucas stage at the famous Elstree Studios, the same studio complex where key scenes from numerous legendary films including Star Wars and the Indiana Jones trilogies have been shot over its 90 year history.

Be More Kind represents a thematic and sonic line in the sand for the 36-year-old. "I wanted to try and get out of my comfort zone and do something different," says Turner. 

After the stripped-down, live-sounding previous album Positive Songs..., Turner wanted to try a new approach for the record. With this in mind he recruited producers Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block, formerly of psychedelic-rock Texans White Denim, and Florence And The Machine and Halsey collaborator Charlie Hugall and the idea of recording a more rock-led album with tints of electronic-pop took shape. Be More Kind was made over a period of seven months, giving Turner the opportunity to turn songs on their head, try different versions and shake up the dynamics within his band. 

Be More Kind was inspired by a Clive James poem called Leçons Des Ténèbres: "I should have been more kind. It is my fate. To find this out, but find it out too late." "It devastated me the first time I read it," he says. "A lot of older, wiser people tend to say things like that, that the things that come out in the wash at the end of a human life are the way you treated the people around you. In the modern world, that's a lesson that all of us, myself included could do to learn." 

Turner recently announced the Be More Kind World Tour which will begin in April, with its first leg playing to over 200,000 people across the UK, the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, taking them through to Christmas. The first batch of announcements covers 120 dates. 

BE MORE KIND TOUR - UK & IRELAND DATES:

APRIL
13th     Manchester     Academy
15th     Dublin         The Academy 
18th     Belfast     The Limelight 
20th     Aberdeen     The Garage 
21st     Edinburgh     Liquid Room 
22nd    Newcastle     O2 Academy 
24th    Sheffield     O2 Academy    
25th    Liverpool     O2 Academy 
27th    Bristol         O2 Academy 
28th    Exeter Uni     Great Hall 
30th    Cambridge     Corn Exchange 

MAY
1st     Southampton     Guildhall 01/05/2018
2nd     Southend Cliffs Pavilion 02/05/2018 
4th     Leicester     O2 Academy 04/05/2018
5th    Oxford     O2 Academy 05/05/2018
8th     Hull         City Hall 
9th     Norwich     UEA 

 Johnathan Davis To Release Debut Solo Album.

Jonathan DavisTuesday 20th March 2018
Jonathan Davis, storied frontman of critically lauded rock band Korn, will be releasing his highly anticipated debut solo album Black Labyrinth on May 25 via Sumerian Records.  Pre-orders for the physical album are available now, at jonathandavis.com or sumerianmerch.com. Listen to 30-second clips of the entire album here: https://youtu.be/6NuIdKZZhv8

Diverse and progressive, Black Labyrinth represents a natural evolution for Jonathan, whose previous musical contributions have yielded two GRAMMY® Award wins, eight GRAMMY® Award nominations, worldwide sales of 40 million-plus, and countless sold out shows in nearly every corner of the globe. In addition to the album’s well-received first single, “What It Is,” which debuted as the #1 most added single on Rock radio, the new album includes “Final Days,” a melodic and atmospheric track, accentuated by subtle hints of sitar and tabla, the straightforward arena-rock anthem “Underneath My Skin,” and ten other tracks primarily recorded live to tape, a departure from Korn’s heavily calculated, meticulous, studio approach to creation. Longtime fans of Korn will still find the familiarity of the band’s unique and unforgettable vocals, synths and commanding guitars in key track’s like “What You Believe” and “Everyone.”

Inspired in part by the Ganzfeld Experiment, and the out of body experiments and hallucinations that often accompany it, Davis focused on religion, consumerism and apathy throughout the album. “There’s a level of enlightenment I want to achieve,” he confesses regarding Black Labyrinth. With all of the bullshit going, everyone is stuck on their fucking cell phones. This takes us way out of that. No matter how hard you try to fight bad things in your life, life will be what it is. It’s up to you to accept that, combat it, and move forward, or it’s up to you to be in denial. Then, it becomes a thorn in your side until you finally deal with it. This is it. Just deal with it.”

Black Labyrinth tracklist:
1. Underneath My Skin
2. Final Days
3. Everyone
4. Happiness
5. Your God
6. Walk On By 
7. The Secret
8. Basic Needs
9. Medicate 
10. Please Tell Me 
11. What You Believe
12. Gender
13. What It Is

Davis is no stranger to finding success while pushing the boundaries of music. Throughout over 20 years in music, his presence has coursed through film scores, popular video game franchises, and official remixes for the likes of Steve Aoki and more. Along the way, he has also lent his voice to tracks for everyone from Linkin Park to Tech N9ne
Jonathan Davis will bring these songs to the live arena for the first time in the UK with an exclusive appearance at DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, where he’s scheduled to play the Zippo Encore Stage. For tickets and more info check www.downloadfestival.co.uk  

 Danzig Announce 30th Anniversary UK Shows.

DanzigTuesday 20th March 2018
2018 marks the incredible 30 Year Anniversary for DANZIG. To commemorate the occasion, DANZIG will return to the UK for two exclusive performances in London and Glasgow in August 2018.

Launching a solo career that has to date spanned eleven albums, DANZIG’s self titled debut unleashed his inimitable and unique brand of heavy blues rock upon the world, providing him with a suitable vehicle for to embrace his obsession with all things dark and gloomy post Misfits. Creating a haunting, brooding atmosphere with his distinctive vocal style, he has never been afraid to experiment, progressing from simple, blues based metal to more atmospheric textures incorporating electronic and industrial flavours along the way.

Now, thirty years later, DANZIG returns for two very exclusive shows in the UK:

Aug, 6th 2018 UK - Glasgow, Barrowlands
Aug, 7th 2018 UK - London, Brixton Academy

Tickets are on sale 10am Friday 23rd March from https://myticket.co.uk/


 Sevendust Release New Music From Their New Album 'All I See Is War'.

SevendustTuesday 20th March 2018
US rockers Sevendust have unveiled the music video for the first single from their forthcoming new studio album, All I See Is War, set for release on May 11th via Rise Records. “Dirty” is the band’s first official music from the new release and the first music video to feature the band in it since the 2013 clip for “Decay.” The video for “Dirty” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/8avjkSoRSbk.

The new album, the first for Rise Records, was recorded last Autumn and was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette. All I See Is War is the follow up to 2015’s Kill The Flaw, a record that brought the band their highest album sales chart position of their career and a Grammy nomination. The album can be pre-ordered in various physical configurations via the band’s merch store at www.sevendust.com as well as from all digital retailers. Fans that pre-order will receive an instant download of “Dirty.” The single is available via Apple Music and Spotify - head to https://RiseRecords.lnk.to/AISIW for more information.

The track listing for All I See Is War is:       
1)      Dirty
2)      God Bites His Tongue
3)      Medicated
4)      Unforgiven
5)      Sickness
6)      Cheers
7)      Risen
8)      Moments
9)      Not Original
10)   Descend
11)   Life Deceives You
12)   The Truth

Sevendust head out on a US headline tour this Spring to launch All I See Is War. The tour kicks off April 20th with Memphis May Fire, Fire From The Gods, and Madame Mayhem also on the bill. Visit www.sevendust.com for more infor on the dates. Expect to see the band


 Lower Than atlantis Release New Video For 'I Would'.

Lower Than AtlantisTuesday 20th March 2018
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS have released a brand new live video for 'I Would.' Taken off the bands latest album 'Safe In Sound.'

You can watch 'I Would' here
Talking on the new video singer Mike Duce says "We were looking back through some live footage from last summer in preparation for the upcoming tour and enjoyed it so much that we wanted to share! Our good mate Tom Pullen put together the best bits soundtracked by one of our fave album tracks from 'Safe In Sound'! Thanks to anyone that was at one of these shows and we can't wait to play for everyone coming to one of these dates! (Please share etc. I'll be your mate.)" 

You can see the band on a huge 22 date tour across the UK, visiting every corner possible and heading to towns they have never performed in previously starting next month. They will also be headlining a very special hometown show on April 13th at the Watford Colosseum.

 This follows on from their huge Top 10 album 'Safe In Sound,' as well as headlining Brixton Academy.

You can see Lower Than Atlantis at the following dates:
Lower Than Atlantis tour 2018
2nd April - Engine Shed Lincoln
3rd April - Junction Cambridge
4th April - Assembly Leamington Spa
6th April - Sin City Swansea 
7th April - Muni Arts Centre Pontypridd
8th April - Guildhall Gloucester - Sold Out
9th April - Komedia Bath
11th April - Lemongrove Exeter
12th April - Engine Rooms Southampton - Sold Out
13th April - Colosseum Watford
14th April - Chinnerys Southend - Sold Out
15th April - Concorde 2 Brighton 
3rd May - o2 Academy Oxford
4th May - Sub89 Reading - Sold Out
5th May - Central Station Wrexham
7th May - Hangar34 Liverpool
8th May - Lemon Tree Aberdeen
9th May - Liquid Rooms Edinburgh
11th May - Empire Middlesbrough
12th May - Welly Hull
13th May - Fibbers York
14th May - Plug Sheffield

 Elvis Costello Announces June UK Tour.

Elvis CostelloTuesday 20th March 2018
Following his acclaimed DeTour solo tours of 2015 and 2016, Elvis Costello returns with The Imposters for 10 unmissable UK & Ireland Dates this summer.

Joined by backing vocalists Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee, Elvis Costello and The Imposters (drummer Pete Thomas, keyboardist Steve Nieve and bassist Davey Faragher) will be performing songs from their incomparable back catalogue. 

With the release of the sublime 'You Shouldn't Look At Me that Way', written for the movie 'Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool' late last year, Elvis Costello is currently working on a new album due for release later this year. 

Elvis Costello and The Imposters play the following UK dates:

June
Fri 15th                                   NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall
Sat 16th                                   WOODSTOCK, Blenheim Palace
Sun 17th                  CARDIFF, Millennium Centre (Festival of Voice 2018)
Sat 23rd                                   DUBLIN, Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Sun 24th                  EDINBURGH, Playhouse
Mon 25th                                NEWCASTLE, City Hall
Wed 27th                 SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion
Thu 28th                                  PLYMOUTH, Pavilions
Sat 30th                                   SUSSEX, Love Supreme Festival

July
Fri 6th                                     MANCHESTER, Castlefield Bowl (Sounds of the City 2018)

 Nine Inch Nails To Play London's Royal Albert Hall.

Nine Inch NailsTuesday 20th March 2018
Nine Inch Nails bring their incendiary live concert experience to the historic Royal Albert Hall on 24 June.
The 'musical, visual, emotional sensory onslaught' (The New York Times) of Trent Reznor’s industrial rock legends, framed against the iconic backdrop of Victorian opulence, promises to make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Hall’s rock heritage stretches back to the 1950s, with its roll call of acts a virtual who’s who of genre titans, from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan to Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Iggy Pop.

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We’re delighted to announce the Hall debut of one of the most innovative, influential and important rock acts of recent decades, the incomparable Nine Inch Nails. This career-spanning show will showcase the singular genius of Trent Reznor in a suitably iconic setting.”
Nine Inch Nails achieved worldwide renown in the 1990s for their seminal albums, ‘The Downward Spiral’ and ‘The Fragile’, while their most recent EP, ‘Add Violence, was released to critical acclaim last year. The second in a series of three, it follows December 2016’s ‘Not the Actual Events’, with Reznor hinting that a third instalment could be coming later this year.
The show on Sunday 24 June is a chance to catch what Billboard has hailed as “one of rock’s greatest live bands”. Nine Inch Nails have also won praise from NME for mixing “brutal, industrial classics with moments of tenderness” in a live setting.

Support will be from experimental electronic act Black Moth Super Rainbow.

Tickets for Nine Inch Nails at the Royal Albert Hall are on sale from noon on Friday, priced £35 to £75.

 Roger Daltrey To Release New Studio Album.

Roger DaltreyTuesday 20th March 2018
Polydor Records are proud to announce that legendary Who frontman, the 'rock vocalist's rock vocalist' Roger Daltrey is returning on June 1st with a brand new studio album 'As Long As I Have You'.
 
Daltrey has sold over 100 million records including 9 US & 10 UK top ten albums and 14 UK top ten singles. He's played over well over 2000 gigs in a career spanning over 50 years including venues such as Woodstock, Monterey Pop, Glastonbury (twice), Hyde Park (four times), The Isle Of Wight (three times), Desert Trip, Shea Stadium, The Superbowl half time show and Live Aid to name but a very few.
 
Roger has raised tens of millions of pounds for charity all over the world and was awarded a CBE for his work with The Teenage Cancer Trust and is in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the UK Music Hall Of Fame and has lifetime achievement awards from The Brits and from The Grammys
 
'As Long As I Have You' was produced by Dave Eringa, best known for his work with the Manic Street Preachers and on Roger and Wilko Johnson's album 'Going Back Home' and features Pete Townshend's inimitable guitar on seven tracks as well as guest performances from Mick Talbot on keyboards (Dexys, The Style Council) and Sean Genockey on lead guitar who has worked with Suede, Shame and The Proclaimers).
 
Work on 'As Long As I Have You' was started shortly after the top 5 gold selling 'Going Back Home' was released and continued during breaks on The Who's record breaking 50th anniversary tour 'The Who Hits 50'.
 
The album is a mixture of self-penned tracks such as Certified Rose and the soulful ballad 'Always Heading Home' along with songs that have inspired Daltrey over the years including Nick Cave's 'Into My Arms', 'You Haven't Done Nothing' by Stevie Wonder, Stephen Stills' 'How Far' and the title track originally recorded by Garnet Mimms in 1964; the year that Daltrey, Townshend, Entwistle and Moon changed their name from The High Numbers and became The Who.
 
Roger Daltrey on 'As Long As I Have You' "This is a return to the very beginning, to the time before Pete [Townshend] started writing our songs, to a time when we were a teenage band playing soul music to small crowds in church halls. That's what we were, a soul band. And now, I can sing soul with all the experience you need to sing it. Life puts the soul in. I've always sung from the heart but when you're 19, you haven't had the life experience with all its emotional trials and traumas that you have by the time you get to my age. You carry all the emotional bruises of life and when you sing these songs, those emotions are in your voice. You feel the pain of a lost love. You feel it and you sing it and that's soul. For a long time, I've wanted to return to the simplicity of these songs, to show people my voice, a voice they won't have heard before. It felt like the right time. It's where I am, looking back to that time, looking across all those years but also being here, now, in the soulful moment"
 
Roger will be headlining the Royal Albert Hall on March 22nd in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust.
 
ROGER DALTREY 'AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU'
RELEASED JUNE 1st 2018 ON POLYDOR LP/CD/DOWNLOAD/STREAM
 

  1. As Long As I Have You
  2. How Far
  3. Where Is A Man To Go?
  4. Get On Out Of The Rain
  5. I've Got Your Love
  6. Into My Arms
  7. You Haven't Done Nothing
  8. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
  9. Certified Rose
  10. The Love You Save
  11. Always Heading Home


 Evanescence To Embark On UK Tour.

EvanescenceTuesday 20th March 2018
In what promises to be the biggest year for EVANESCENCE yet, the group's"Synthesis Live"tour kicks off in the UK with two sold out nights at the Royal Festival Hall on March 30th and 31st.

Few people in rock music have the pipes of vocalist Amy Lee. Her soulful tone and distinguished sound are as identifiable as they are unique, and this time the band will be bringing a live orchestra and electronic programming out on the road with them, conducted by Susie Benchasil Seiter. Lee says "This will be our first time touring with orchestra and I'm so excited to perform this way-really focus on the vocals, and the emotion and the story we've built over the years"

Reviews from the US and Australian legs of the  tour have been ecstatic, with Variety commenting that "Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee made the leap from goth-rocker to opera diva last night, when she and the band led a 28-piece orchestra through a sold-out performance at the Greek Theatre. Lee firmly re-establishes herself as one of rock's pre-eminent vocalists, exhibiting an impressive range that still packs a wallop ....she and the ensemble turn the familiar material including crowd favorites like the GRAMMY-winning 'Bring Me To Life' into full-throttle, wide-screen epics, with themes of loss, guilt and self-doubt enlarged to tragedy on the Greek's proscenium. The arrangements substitute strings, woodwinds, brass, synths and drum machines for electric guitars and bass, a synthesis of rock, classical and EDM." The Sydney Morning Herald noted about their Opera House concert that ""With the theatrics up front and their old goth accents taking a back seat, the show presented Lee in the way she was perhaps always meant to be heard. 4****"

EVANESCENCE released SYNTHESIS, their fourth and most ambitious album to date in November last year. The band - lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist Jen Majura along with producers Will Hunt and orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell reworked classic Evanescence tracks along with two new songs, the first of which, entitled "Imperfection" can be heard HERE. The album includes a guest performance by celebrated violinist Lindsey Stirling on "Hi-Lo" the other new song on the album.

AMY LEE explains the meaning behind "Imperfection," "For me, this is the most important song on the album. It's for all the people we've lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression. I'm singing from the perspective of the person left behind, the person in the waiting room. It's a plea to fight for your life, to stay. Don't give into the fear- I have to tell myself that every day. Nobody is perfect.  We are all imperfect, and it's precisely those imperfections that make us who we are, and we have to embrace them because there's so much beauty in those differences. Life is worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for."

Catch EVANESCENCE on "Synthesis Live"in the following cities:
March 2018
Fri 30th                   Royal Festival Hall, London (SOLD OUT)
Sat 31st                  Royal Festival Hall, London (SOLD OUT)
April 2018
Mon 2nd                 02 Apollo, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
Tue 3rd                   Arena, Nottingham
Thurs 5th                Armadillo, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
Fri 6th                     City Hall, Sheffield (SOLD OUT)
Mon 9th                  Eventim Apollo, London –NEW DATE JUST ADDED
Tickets range from £39-85.

 Fickle Friends Announce Biggest UK Tour To Date.

Fickle FriendsTuesday 20th March 2018
In celebration of their hugely anticipated debut album 'You Are Someone Else' on Polydor Records, Fickle Friends announce their biggest ever UK headline tour.

Blessed with the same dedication to writing quirky anthems on their own terms as The 1975, the brittle icy synth flourishes of Chvrches and a new era indie pop IT girl in singer Natti Shiner, Fickle Friends have established themselves as the essential new British indie-pop band of 2018. They've played over 350 live shows together, been playlisted regularly on Radio 1 with an incredible string of singles including 'Brooklyn', 'Glue' and 'Hello Hello', headlined a sold-out London Forum – and all before announcing their debut album. Until now...

'You Are Someone Else' is an irresistible debut record, effortlessly capturing both the joy and uncertainty of growing up a 2017 millennial. Songs addressing social awkwardness, self-doubt, anxiety and the qualms of growing into young adulthood all through a prism of perfect timeless pop.

Fickle Friends are ultimately a great band with killer tunes who have worked hard at their trade and built a devoted fanbase the old fashioned way – playing as many shows as they could for as little cost, booking their own shows and writing songs on the road. Now, after huge festival shows at Reading and Leeds and a sold out Forum in London, things are slightly easier, but the dedication to writing undeniable songs and playing great gigs remains the same and they look set to dominate festival bills next year and play their debut album to the masses.

On writing their debut album, Natti says, " this album mostly talks about the feeling that you don't fit in your own life, forever craving something else. I felt like I was stuck in a perpetual nightmare of bad relationships and worry for so long and this collection of songs kinda pulled me out of that. We wrote and produced the bulk of everything between Jack's bedroom, the tour van and LA so it's been mostly DIY with an array of producers allowing us to get that extra 20%. We always wanted to make a record that made people dance and think at the same time. If any of these songs help anyone feel cool, or strong or even just less alone then we'll have achieved what we wanted."

Listen to Fickle Friends on Spotify HERE

Fickle Friends have also announced their biggest UK tour, including their biggest London show to date at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, tickets can be bought HERE.
See full dates below.

18/10 Bristol, SWX
19/10 London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
20/10 Cambridge, Junction 1
2
4/10 Glasgow, The Garage

25/10 Newcastle, Northumbria Institute
26/10 Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
27/10 Manchester, Academy 2


 Welcome To Ink.

Ink"Tuesday 20th March 2018
London-based Alt-Rock trio, INK. has today released its debut EP, ‘HEAVEN’.

Founded by Dougie Poynter (formerly of platinum selling UK bands, McFly and McBusted) and Todd Dorigo (former solo artist who has previously played Glastonbury and toured with Carl Barat of The Libertines) and completed by the addition of drummer Corey Alexander, INK. has drawn from a variety of influences ranging from The Rolling Stones, Nick Cave, The National, and Nirvana to the writings of Alan Ginsberg, Vladimir Nabokov, Leonard Cohen, and Jack Kerouac.

In its first musical offering, the 4-track 'HEAVEN' EP, the band clearly demonstrates its song-writing flair. Dorigo's deep, velveteen voice and intricate guitar work, coupled with the phenomenal rhythm section of Poynter's melodic bass lines and Alexander's epic drum sound, blend their expansive influences into a maelstrom of stirring and skilfully crafted rock songs.


 Five Finger Death Punch Announce Seventh Studio Album.

Five Finger Detah PunchTuesday 20th March 2018
Today, multi-platinum hard rock band, Five Finger Death Punch, have announced that they will be releasing their highly anticipated seventh full-length studio album, And Justice For None, on May 18. The long-awaited collection is available for physical pre-order today in the following formats: Standard physical CD (13 tracks), Deluxe physical CD (13 tracks + 3 bonus tracks + Deluxe artwork), Vinyl (13 tracks + 3 bonus tracks + Deluxe gatefold artwork). The band is also offering fans a variety of new CD/merchandise bundles. The digital album pre-order for And Justice For None will launch on April 6th here. Fans who pre-order the new album will also receive an exclusive ticket pre-sale code for Five Finger Death Punch's just announced 32-date North American summer co-headlining amphitheater tour with Breaking Benjamin.
 
Five Finger Death Punch are thrilled to be hitting the road for a massive series of co-headlining North American dates with Breaking Benjamin this summer. As special guests, they will bring along two of the most exciting new rock acts in the world: 3X GRAMMY Award-nominees Nothing More and Bad Wolves who are currently dominating the #1 spots on the mainstream, Rock and Metal charts in multiple countries around the world with their cover version of The Cranberries' "Zombie". The video for "Zombie" has garnered more than 15 million views in 2 weeks. The track has reached 3.2m streams and hit #3 on Spotify's Viral Global Top 50, as well as #4 on Spotify's Viral US Top 50. "Zombie" will appear on the band's debut album Disobey, due out May 18. Rolling Stone described the song, "Bad Wolves' interpretation of "Zombie" is moody like the Cranberries', though the instrumentation sounds clearer and more cutting."
 
The summer amphitheater tour, co-produced by Live Nation and Frank Productions, kicks off on July 16, 2018 in Seattle, WA and will make stops in 32 North American cities. Last week, select dates were announced via Live Nation's Ticket To Rock program. Today, all dates are now available and VIP presale begins today at 12:00 PM EST. Fan Club members have access to the presale tomorrow, March 14 at 10:00 AM EST. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 16 at 10:00 AM at LiveNation.com. Watch a world premiere sneak peek of music from the new 5FDP album in this exclusive tour trailer here. For tickets to the biggest can't-be-missed rock event of the summer, VIP offerings and more info on the tour go here.
 
"When I'm asked for a tour quote I'm always scratching my head... Is there anything to add?" says Five Finger Death Punch guitarist, Zoltan Bathory. "We are putting together 2018's biggest Hard Rock tour of the Summer; where even the first band on the bill has a massive hit single around the world. There will be fire, there will be lights and it's going to be loud. An experience you can't just download, you have to be there. We all get about 80 summers in our lifetimes, so make them count."
 
"This is the type of tour package that is all too rare nowadays," adds Larry Frank, Owner Frank Productions/Live Nation. "Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Nothing More, and Bad Wolves is the kind of tour that keeps music alive and exciting and at the same time introduces the audience to newer bands that will become the next generation of arena rock acts."
 
Fans purchasing a ticket to the tour will also support a good cause. The co-headliners will donate $0.50 from each ticket sold to two charity organizations close to their hearts. Five Finger Death Punch has chosen C.O.P.S - Concerns Of Police Survivors, an organization whose mission is rebuilding shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths, through partnerships with law enforcement and the community. Breaking Benjamin has chosen Prevent Child Abuse America to help counteract the abuse and neglect of our nation's children by promoting services that improve child well-being and developing programs that help to prevent all types of abuse and neglect.
 
The current singles of Five Finger Death Punch ("Gone Away", #6), Breaking Benjamin ("Red Cold River", #4) and Nothing More ("Do You Really Want it?", #7) have all entered the U.S. Top Ten Rock Chart with Bad Wolves closely following on their heels with "Zombie" at #14.
 
Five Finger Death Punch's current single, "Gone Away" (their own rendition of The Offspring's 1997 hit single) has received over 7 million streams since its debut, over 15 million video views on YouTube and topped the iTunes rock and metal charts globally. The song continues to climb up the rock charts and is already at #6 this week. Check out the official video for "Gone Away" and the lyric video.
 
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is Ivan Moody (vocals), Zoltan Bathory (guitar), Jeremy Spencer (drums), Jason Hook (guitar) and Chris Kael (bass).
 
Five Finger Death Punch + Breaking Benjamin Summer Tour Dates
* - 5fdp & Bad Wolves only/ ** - 5fdp, Breaking Benjamin & Bad Wolves only
7/16/18 – White River Amphitheatre – Seattle, WA **
7/18/18 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA **
7/20/18 – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
7/21/18 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
7/24/18 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
7/25/18 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
7/27/18 – FivePoint Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
7/29/18 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM **
8/1/18 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
8/3/18 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX **
8/4/18 – Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
8/6/18 – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove – Southaven, MS
8/7/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
8/9/18 – Heritage Park Amphitheatre – Simpsonville, SC
8/11/18 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
8/12/18 – Verizon Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
8/14/18 – KeyBank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
8/15/18 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
8/17/18 – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
8/18/18 – Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
8/20/18 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
8/22/18 – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY **
8/24/18 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
8/25/18 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ **
8/28/18 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
8/29/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
8/31/18 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Indianapolis, IN **
9/1/18 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
9/3/18 – Darien Lake Amphitheater – Darien Center, NY
9/6/18 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY **
9/7/18 – XFINITY Theatre – Hartford, CT
9/9/18 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH **
 
Previously Announced 5FDP Spring Festival Dates 
4/20/18 – KUPD's UFEST – Tempe, AZ
4/21/18 – Las Rageous – Las Vegas, NV
4/27/18 – Welcome To Rockville – Jacksonville, FL
4/28/18 – Fort Rock Fest – Sunrise, FL
5/5/18 – Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
Previously Announced 5FDP / Shinedown Spring US Tour Dates
5/6/18 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
5/8/18 – Rupp Arena – Lexington, KY
5/10/18 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
5/11/18 – Westfair Amphitheatre – Council Bluffs, IA
5/12/18 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI *
5/14/18 – Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
5/16/18 – Legacy Arena – Birmingham, AL
5/17/18 – Ford Center– Evansville, IN
5/18/18 – Mark of the Quad – Moline, IL
5/20/18 – Alerus Center – Grand Forks, ND
5/30/18 – Casper Events Center – Casper, WY              

 PArkway Drive Announce Sixth Studio Album.

Parkway DriveTuesday 20th March 2018
Epitaph Records is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Reverence, the sixth studio album from Australian metal band Parkway Drive. Due out May 4, Reverence is the most sonically adventurous and emotionally intense effort yet from the Byron Bay-based five-piece.

"Reverence represents the most honest and personal record we have ever created," says Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall. "It has been born through pain, sacrifice, and conviction, with the ultimate goal of expanding not only what Parkway Drive stand for musically, but who we are as people. Thank you for listening."

Today marks the premiere of "The Void," one of the many heart-shredding anthems featured on Reverence. Directed by Allan Hardy, the video fully channels the furious energy of "The Void," a track built on thrashing rhythms, ferocious vocal work, and deeply infectious melodies.

Watch "The Void" here: LINK TK

Produced by longtime Parkway Drive sound engineer George Hadjichristou, Reverence arrives as the follow-up to 2015's IRE—Parkway Drive's most hugely successful album to date and a major force in boosting their ever-growing worldwide following. In addition to broadening the band's sonic palette, Reverence offers up some of Parkway Drive's most devastating songs yet. 

TRACKLIST FOR REVERENCE:

1. Wishing Wells
2. Prey
3. Absolute Power
4. Cemetery Bloom 
5. The Void 
6. I Hope You Rot 
7. Shadow Boxing 
8. In Blood 
9. Chronos 
10. The Colour Of Leaving 

Along with McCall, Parkway Drive features guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling, bassist Jia O'Connor, and drummer Ben Gordon. Formed in Byron Bay in 2002, the band has released five studio albums, all on Epitaph: Killing with a Smile (2005), Horizons (2007), Deep Blue (2010), Atlas (2012), and IRE (2015). With all five albums certified gold in Australia, Parkway Drive have also released two platinum-selling DVDs (2012's Home is for the Heartless and 2009's Parkway Drive: The DVD).

A few days ago, Parkway Drive announced two surprise shows in Brussels (AB Club) on March 13th and London (Underworld) on March 16th. Both shows were completely sold out in less than an hour.

They will return to Europe and the United Kingdom this Summer to play some of the biggest festivals on the continent, as well as a handful of headlining shows. Please see below for full details. 

PARKWAY DRIVE TOUR DATES

June 1st, 2018 – Nijmegen, FortaRock (NL) - TICKETS      
June 2nd,2018 - Nürburgring, Rock Am Ring (DE) – TICKETS          
June 3rd, 2018 - Nürnberg, Rock Im Park (DE) - TICKETS            
June 5th, 2018 - Lyon, Le Radiant (FR) – TICKETS
June 6th, 2018 - Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm Open Air (AT) – TICKETS              
June 7th, 2018 - Interlaken, Greenfield (CH) - TICKETS    
June 9th, 2018 – Donington, Download Festival (UK) – TICKETS
June 14th, 2018 – Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock (AT) – TICKETS
June 15th, 2018 – Wroclaw, A2 (PL) – TICKETS    
June 16th, 2018 -  Gräfenhainichen, With Full Force (DE) - TICKETS                           
June 18th, 2017 – Stockholm, Fryshuset (SE) – TICKETS   
June 19th, 2018 – Oslo, Rockefeller (NO) – TICKETS         
June 20th, 2018 – Gothenburg, Pustervik (SE) – TICKETS
June 21st, 2018 – Copenhagen, Copenhell (DK) – TICKETS             
June 22nd, 2018 – Dessel, Graspop (BE) – TICKETS            
June 23rd, 2018 – Clisson, Hellfest (FR) – TICKETS                                                                                            
June 26th, 2018 – Roma, Rock in Roma (IT) – TICKETS 
June 28th, 2018 – Airfield, Panensky Tynec Aerodrome (CZ) – TICKETS   
June 29th, 2018 – Madrid, Download Festival (ES)  – TICKETS                      
June 30th, 2018 - Vana-Vigala, Hard Rock Laager (EST) – TICKETS
July 1st, 2018 – Helsinki, Tuska Open Air (FI)  – TICKETS

 Matt Cardle Back With New Album 'Time To Be Alive'.

Matt CardleTuesday 13th March 2018
Matt Cardle makes a most welcome return to Sony Music on April 27th with the release of new album 'Time To Be Alive'. Lead single 'Desire', an electronic, hook laden delight serves as the perfect introduction to Matt's new sound.

The striking record sees Cardle collaborate with Jim Eliot (Kylie, Will Young, Ellie Goulding) Christopher Elms (Bjork, Anohni, Alanis Morrisette) Dan McDougall (Liam Gallagher), Dimitri Tikovoi (MNEK, Goldfrapp) and James Hayto & James Jackman (George Michael).

Matt has reinvented his sound on 'Time To Be Alive', fusing electronica, gospel, rock and soul. The lyrics are all personal observations on addiction, redemption, atonement and eventual contentment. It's a collection that will surprise, and one Matt is incredibly proud of.

All but one of the album's 14 songs were co-written by Cardle. They reveal a portrait of an artist struggling with personal battles, but ultimately winning the war. Producer Jim Eliot was chosen by Matt to help him translate these intimate songs into an electronic, soulful album, which was primarily recorded at Jim's Hay-on-Wye studio, and at Sarm Studios in London. 'Time To Be Alive' was mixed in Stockholm by Christopher Elms, best known for his work with Bjork.

Early into the writing process, Matt spent six months in the lead role of West End hit musical 'Memphis'. He received the Best West End Debut award from 'What's On Stage' for his portrayal of Huey Calhoun.
As the resounding winner of The X Factor's highest rating series ever in 2010, over 19 million viewers tuned in to see Matt triumph with his breathtaking four- octave vocal range.

Matt grew up on a steady diet of heavy metal (Rage Against the Machine, Korn) but also admits to a love of Katy Perry, Lady GaGa and the late Michael Jackson. His platinum-selling debut 'Letters' was released in 2011, followed by 'The Fire' (2012). Both albums went top ten while 'Porcelain' debuted at 11 driven by the Melanie C duet 'Loving You'.

Now back on Sony, 'Time To Be Alive', Matt's 4th studio album, is his first LP release since 'Porcelain' in 2013 and showcases Matt's new found maturity as a singer, songwriter and musician.

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands For 2018 Festival.

Bloodstock Open AirTuesday 13th March 2018
The countdown is ON!  Just 21 weeks until the metal hoardes invade Catton Park's hallowed ground for BLOODSTOCK and we're expecting another sold out event in 2018!  As Spring begins, we've plenty more bands to announce, so let's unveil the latest additions!

Death metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE join us as Saturday's special guests on the Ronnie James Dio main stage!  If you're missing them on their current UK tour, don't despair, BLOODSTOCK is here to rectify that situation!  Check out the Tampa, FL-based band's horror flick video for 'Code of the Slashers' taken from current album, 'Red Before Black' and warm up those necks for August! - https://youtu.be/afrGiaxOorc.

If you're a fan of bands like Lamb of God and Machine Head, don't miss Friday's Sophie Lancaster stage special guests, BLEED FROM WITHIN.  The hotly tipped Scottish metal crew will no doubt be sharing a few choice cuts from their upcoming fourth studio album 'Era', set for release this April via Century Media.  Wrap your ears around first single 'Alive' at https://youtu.be/BCCpdwzCHvk.

Epic doom brotherhood, GODTHRYMM also join the Sophie stage bill on Friday.  Featuring ex-members of Vallenfyre, My Dying Bride, Anathema, Solstice and Malediction, head over to http://www.transcendingrecords.com/media/godthrymm/ to find out more and download some heavy tunes for free!
BLOODSTOCK is always proud to give bands from far-flung places the opportunity to play in front of a big crowd and our media friends, so this year we're excited to welcome UNDERSIDE all the way from Nepal!  The band join us for a slot on Sunday's Sophie stage.  Get clued up on these torch bearers for the Asian metal scene over at their official website: http://undersidenepal.com.

Come join us in August!  Standard weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun.  Grab yours at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for an email reminder so you don't miss out when single day tickets go on sale at the end of June.  Register your interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

Thinking about your route to BLOODSTOCK yet?  Official travel partner BIG GREEN COACH are more than happy to transport you, your mates and all your camping essentials from 21 pick-up points all over the country to right inside the BLOODSTOCK gates.  For more details, watch https://youtu.be/wqT7Rt2B60E.  Alternatively, if you're driving to the festival and have a space in your car, or are seeking a ride from your area, post your trip on GOCARSHARE's website to match up with a friendly metaller and help each other ride to BLOODSTOCK!  You'll even be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to next year's festival just by using the GOCARSHARE scheme!  Full details over at http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday's bill toppers NIGHTWISH announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we're more excited than ever for BLOODSTOCK 2018!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
 BC Place                                              On sale March 19

 Jay Z And Beyonce Team Up For World Tour.

Jay Z And BeyonceTuesday 13th March 2018
JAY-Z AND BEYONCÉ are joining forces for the newly announced OTR II stadium tour. Kicking off Wednesday, June 6th in Cardiff, UK, the international outing will stop in 15 cities across the UK and Europe and 21 cities in North America. The full itinerary can be found below.

The tour is presented by Live Nation Global Touring in association with Parkwood Entertainment and Roc Nation.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Monday, March 19th at LiveNation.com and all usual outlets.  On-sale dates and times vary (full on-sale schedule provided below).

Citi is the official credit card for the OTR II stadium tour and as such, Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity for show dates in the United States, Europe and the UK. For performances going on sale on Monday, March 19th in the US and Europe, Citi cardmembers may purchase tickets beginning Wednesday March 14th at noon through Saturday, March 17th at 5pm (Citi pre-sale in Paris ends Friday, March 16th at 6pm). For concerts in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Poland, Citi cardmembers may access tickets starting Monday, March 19th at noon through Thursday, March 22nd at 5pm prior to the general on-sale on Friday, March 23rd.  For complete pre-sale details visit: citiprivatepass.com.

Beginning Wednesday, March 14th at 9am in North America and 10am in the UK and Europe (all times local), members of the Beyhive and TIDAL subscribers will have a pre-sale opportunity for all dates. To join the Beyhive and get access to tour pre-sales, go to Beyonce.com. TIDAL members can find details for purchasing  tickets on TIDAL.com or via the TIDAL mobile, web and desktop apps.

Watch the tour trailer now on TIDAL. Embed code available here: http://tdl.sh/OTRII.

In the summer of 2014, Beyoncé and JAY-Z performed six weeks of sold out stadium dates across North America with their highly anticipated ON THE RUN tour. The tour closed with two international dates in Paris, France that were filmed for an HBO special that received an Emmy nomination.   



OTR II UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:

June 06            Cardiff, UK                   Principality Stadium                            On sale March 23
June 09            Glasgow, UK                Hampden Park                                     On sale March 23
June 13            Manchester, UK           Etihad Stadium                                    On sale March 23
June 15            London, UK                  London Stadium                                  On sale March 23
June 19            Amsterdam, NL             Amsterdam Arena                                  On sale March 19
June 23            Copenhagen, DK          Parken Stadium                                    On sale March 19
June 25            Stockholm, SW             Friends Arena                                        On sale March 23
June 28            Berlin, DE                     Olympiastadion                                     On sale March 19
June 30            Warsaw, PL                  Stadion Narodowy                                 On sale March 23
July 03              Cologne, DE                 RheinEnergieStadion                             On sale March 19
July 06              Milan, IT                        San Siro                                               On sale March 19
July 08              Rome, IT                       Stadio Olimpico                                    On sale March 19
July 11              Barcelona, ES               Olympic Stadium                                   On sale March 19
July 14              Paris, FR                      Stade de France                                    On sale March 19
July 17              Nice, FR                       Allianz Riviera                                       On sale March 19
 
 
OTR II NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
 
July 25              Cleveland, OH               FirstEnergy Stadium                              On sale March 19
July 28              Washington, DC            FedEx Field                                          On sale March 19
July 30              Philadelphia, PA            Lincoln Financial Field                           On sale March 19
Aug. 02             E. Rutherford, NJ          MetLife Stadium                                    On sale March 19
Aug. 05             Boston, MA                   Gillette Stadium                                     On sale March 19
Aug. 08             Minneapolis, MN            US Bank Stadium                                  On sale March 19
Aug. 10             Chicago, IL                    Soldier Field                                          On sale March 19
Aug. 13             Detroit, MI                     Ford Field                                             On sale March 19
Aug. 18             Buffalo, NY                   New Era Field                                       On sale March 19
Aug. 23             Nashville, TN                 Vanderbilt Stadium                                On sale March 19
Aug. 25             Atlanta, GA                   Mercedes Benz Stadium                        On sale March 19
Aug. 29             Orlando, FL                   Camping World Stadium                        On sale March 19
Aug. 31             Miami, FL                      Hard Rock Stadium                               On sale March 19
Sept. 11            Arlington, TX                 AT&T Stadium                                      On sale March 19
Sept. 13            New Orleans, LA           Mercedes-Benz Superdome                   On sale March 19
Sept. 15            Houston, TX                  NRG Stadium                                        On sale March 19
Sept. 19            Phoenix, AZ                  University of Phoenix Stadium                On sale March 19
Sept. 22            Los Angeles, CA           Rose Bowl                                            On sale March 19
Sept. 27            San Diego, CA              SDCCU Stadium                                   On sale March 19
Sept. 29            Santa Clara, CA            Levi's Stadium                                      On sale March 19
Oct. 02              Vancouver, BC             
 X Japan For Reunion Show.

X JapanTuesday 13th March 2018
X JAPAN has announced that it will perform a pair of solo concerts to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their re-unification -- "X JAPAN LIVE 2018 pre-American music festival appearance PREMIUM GIGS ~ YOSHIKI: A Night Of Resurrection ~" -- on April 10 and 11 at Zepp DiverCity (Tokyo).


On March 8, X JAPAN leader YOSHIKI (drums, piano) appeared live from Los Angeles via his "YOSHIKI CHANNEL" broadcast on the NicoNico live-streaming service. The program, titled "X JAPAN Breaking News ~ YOSHIKI makes a sudden appearance from overseas ~", featured YOSHIKI himself announcing the concert dates. Scheduled special guests include Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses) and Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), who performed with X JAPAN in three reunion shows at the Tokyo Dome in March 2008.

X JAPAN is scheduled to perform on April 14 and 21 at the Coachella 2018 Music Festival in Indio, California. Since YOSHIKI's return from surgery last year, this series of concerts will be his first full stage performances on drums. During the broadcast, YOSHIKI said that he would play drums as much he can be allowed, and that these performances would be a test of his resolve.

Tickets to "X JAPAN LIVE 2018 Pre-American Music Festival Appearance PREMIUM GIGS ~ YOSHIKI: A Night Of Resurrection ~" will be available starting today via the fan clubs for each respective member of X JAPAN. In addition, remote live viewing theatrical broadcasts of the concert will take place on April 11 in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea.

"X JAPAN LIVE 2018 pre-American music festival appearance PREMIUM GIGS ~ YOSHIKI: A Night Of Resurrection"
Concert dates: April 10 (Tuesday), 11 (Wednesday), 2018
Venue: Zepp DiverCity
Doors open: 6:00 p.m. Performance begins: 7:00 p.m.
*Special guests: Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses) and Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit)

Information (Japanese): http://www.yoshiki-mobile.jp

VIDEO: "Yoshiki's return to drums! X Japan to perform at Coachella 2018″
https://youtu.be/YcRTKVW5tgM

 Tokio Myers Teams Up With Jazmin Sawyers.

Tokio MyersTuesday 13th March 2018
Tokio Myers has teamed up with medal winning athlete Jazmin Sawyers for an incredible reworking of the classic 'Jerusalem' for the Official England Commonwealth Games Anthem. The single is released with npower on Syco Music March 16th.

Recorded last month at Abbey Road Studios with a 54 piece orchestra, 10 person choir, Jazmin on vocals and Tokio on a multitude of keyboards, 'Jerusalem' is an inspiring choice for Team England. Max Whitlock, Jack Laugher, Ellie Robinson and Lois Toulson all attended the recording session. The Commonwealth Games kick off April 4th in Australia.

Tokio Myers won Britain's Got Talent last summer and since then released his acclaimed debut album 'My Generation' which entered the UK chart at number 4 and has sold over 100,000 so far. Tokio embarks on an 18 date UK tour next month including 3 shows at 3 different London venues.

Jazmin Sawyers, a 23 year old long jump specialist from Stoke, won a silver medal at the 2014 Glasgow Games. Last year she sang on ITV's the Voice and made it through the Blind Auditions on team Will.i.am.

'I feel honoured and privileged to be able to put my own spin on this iconic track" Tokio Myers said.

'It's always an honour representing Team England in the Games," says Jazmin. 'It's even more special to be singing vocals on Jerusalem, especially because I was able to record it in front of my teammates. It's definitely going to push me harder in training and on the track."

Max Whitlock MBE, Team England Gymnast and winner of 2 Olympic Gold Medals and 3 Olympic Bronze Medals says: "It's brilliant to have this updated version of the track and to have experience the recording day. I can safely say, I now know the words to Jerusalem!"

 Press To Meco To Headline Camden Black Heart In April.

Press To MecoTuesday 13th March 2018
British alt-rock trio Press to MECO have just announced theywill play a headline show at The Black Heart in London on 11th April, following the release of their new album, “Here’s To The Fatigue”. Wallflower and Future Love will support.
“The Black Heart is one of our favourite London venues. We’re excited to play these new songs and celebrate finally releasing this album!” 
- Press to MECO

Tickets are available here: http://www.seetickets.com/tour/press-to-meco-album-launch
The band will also play a free in-store show at Banquet Records, Kingston on the day of their album release. 
Press to MECO recently released a video for their latest single “Familiar Ground” which you can check out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6ELFmsC3y8
Written in a concrete garage on the backstreets of suburban Croydon and crafted in a barn in Dripping Springs, Texas, “Here’s To The Fatigue” sees Press to MECO refine the songwriting finesse of their debut which won them a nomination for Independent Album of The Year at the 2016 AIM Awards, to create an incredibly emotive and powerful new beast. The album was recorded, produced and mixed by ‘Machine’ at The Machine Shop (Every Time I Die, Lamb Of God, We Came As Romans).
“Here’s To The Fatigue” Track listing:
1. Intro
2. Familiar Ground
3. Here's to the Fatigue
4. If All Your Parts Don't Make a Whole
5. Skip the Crawl
6. A Place in it All
7. Howl
8. A Quick Fix
9. Itchy Fingers
10. The Things That We Don't Talk About
11. White Knuckling

Pre-orders are available at the following link: https://fanlink.to/presstomeco
Check out the previously released videos from "Here's To The Fatigue":
If All Your Parts Don't Make A Whole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYuCzyemaXk
Here's To The Fatigue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-pmGdsb8NQ

Press to MECO Live 2018
30.03 - Kingston, Banquet Records - Tickets
11.04 - London, The Black Heart - Tickets
04.05 - Dorset, Teddy Rocks Festival
02.06 - London, Camden Rocks Festival
13.07 - Cheltenham, 2000 Trees Festival
08.09 - Corby, Rocked Up Hootenany

 Napalm Death Stream New Song.

Napalm DeathFriday 9th March 2018
Since UK’s Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are soon to release the special 2CD, 2LP and Digital Download compilation “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” on March 30th, 2018 via Century Media Records, a second single for this special release is being made available today.
Check out “Call That An Option?” here: https://youtu.be/qugUJQUzma0

Previously, the track “Oh So Pseudo” was launched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZzrZtOd2Po

Main streaming / Pre-order link: https://napalmdeath.lnk.to/CodedSmearsAndMoreUncommonSlurs

“Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” will include a total of 31 songs in a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH. Here is a complete track-listing with explanations for the source of each song:

NAPALM DEATH – “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”:
1. Standardization (02:46) -> LP-only bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
2. Oh So Pseudo (02:36) -> Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
3. It Failed To Explode (03:38) -> Japan-only bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
4. Losers (04:22) -> Bonus track from “The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code” album sessions 2004.
5. Call That An Option? (03:03) -> Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006.
6. Caste As Waste (03:06) -> Japan-only bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
7. We Hunt In Packs (03:49) -> Japan-only bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008.
8. Oxygen Of Duplicity (03:30) -> From Melvins Split EP, recorded 2013.
9. Paracide (01:39) -> Gepopel cover / Japan-only bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
10. Critical Gluttonous Mass (02:26) -> Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
11. Aim Without An Aim (03:05) -> Bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
12. An Extract (Strip It Clean) (03:12) -> From Split EP with Heaven Shall Burn, recorded 2014.
13. Phonetics For The Stupefied (03:29) -> From Split EP with Voivod, recorded 2014.
14. Suppressed Hunger (03:09) -> Bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008.
15. To Go Off And Things (02:29) -> Cardiacs cover / From Split EP with Melvins, recorded 2013.
16. Clouds of Cancer / Victims Of Ignorance (02:06) -> G-ANX cover / Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
17. What Is Past Is Prologue (02:57) -> Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
18. Like Piss To A Sting (01:31) -> From Split EP with Melt Banana, recorded 2014.
19. Where The Barren Is Fertile (02:22) -> From Split EP with Melt Banana, recorded 2014.
20. Crash The Pose (01:33) -> Gauze cover / Japan-only bonus track from “The Code Is Red...Long
Live The Code” album sessions 2004.
21. Earthwire (02:55) -> Download only as DZI Foundation benefit following the 2015 Nepal
earthquake, recorded 2014.
22. Will By Mouth (01:25) -> From Split EP with Converge, recorded 2012.
23. Everything In Mono (02:48) -> Bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
24. Omnipresent Knife In Your Back (05:15) -> Bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album
sessions 2008.
25. Lifeline (03:18) -> Sacrilege cover / From “Respect Your Roots Worldwide” compilation,
recorded 2011.
26. Youth Offender (02:07) -> B-Side from “Analysis Paralysis” EP; recorded 2011.
27. No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal) (03:02) -> From Split EP with Converge, recorded 2012.
28. Legacy Was Yesterday (02:15) -> From Decibel Magazine Flexi EP, recorded 2010.
29. Outconditioned (02:25) -> Despair cover / From “Covering 20 Years Of Extremes” compilation, recorded 2008.
30. Atheist Runt (06:07) -> Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006.
31. Weltschmerz (Extended Apocalyptic Version) (04:05) -> Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006.

The 2LP edition of “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” will not only contain a poster and an LP-booklet, but will - next to an unlimited black vinyl version - also be available in the following limited coloured vinyl runs: 100x copies white vinyl (CM Webshop Europe), 200x copies neon orange vinyl (CM USA), 200x copies silver vinyl (NBR) and 400x copies red vinyl (CM Distro).

Pre-order the release in various formats here: https://napalmdeath.lnk.to/CodedSmearsAndMoreUncommonSlurs

In other news, NAPALM DEATH continue to expand their relentless touring campaign all over the globe and have recently not only been confirmed to be part of the second leg of Slayer’s farewell tour across North America together with Lamb Of God, Anthrax and Testament in July and August, but they will also team up with Cannibal Corpse for a comprehensive tour across Latin America in September and October.

Commenting about being added to Slayer’s North American dates, the band commented: "Napalm Death are very excited to be part of the second leg of Slayer's farewell tour! Having been a fan since back in the day, I never would have thought when I bought the import copy of "Show No Mercy" that playing Grindcore would catapult us into this universe. We'll see you in July!”  -- Shane Embury, Napalm Death

Here is a list of upcoming tour dates for NAPALM DEATH announced so far:
NAPALM DEATH – live 2018: 
16.03.2018 Southport (UK) - Southport Holiday Park
30.03.2018 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Loppen
31.03.2018 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Belsepub
01.04.2018 Oslo (Norway) - Inferno Metal Festival
03.04.2018 Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
04.04.2018 Herford (Germany) - X
05.04.2018 Drachten (The Netherlands) - Iduna
06.04.2018 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
07.04.2018 Katowice (Poland) - Metalmania Festival
08.04.2018 Chemnitz (Germany) - AJZ
04.05.2018 London (UK) - Desertfest
10.05.2018 Bethune (France) - Le Satellite
11.05.2018 Gueret (France) - Metal Cultures
12.05.2018 Montpellier (France) - Moshfest IV
13.05.2018 Brainans (France) - Outbreak Metal Fest
22.06.2018 Clisson (France) - Hellfest
29.06.2018 Villafranca (Italy) - Rock The Castle
12.-14.07.2018 Torgau (Germany) - Endless Summer

Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Testament & NAPALM DEATH – North American Tour:
26.07.2018 Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
27.07.2018 Bangor, ME - Impact Music Festival, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
29.07.2018 Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach
31.07.2018 Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
01.08.2018 Albany, NY - Times Union Center
03.08.2018 Darien Lake, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
04.08.2018 Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
06.08.2018 London, ON - Budweiser Gardens
07.08.2018 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
09.08.2018 St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
10.08.2018 Atlanta, GA - Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
12.08.2018 Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium
13.08.2018 Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP
15.08.2018 San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum
16.08.2018 Oklahoma City, OK - The Zoo Amphitheatre
18.08.2018 Denver, CO - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
19 08.2018 Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
21.08.2018 Boise, ID - Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
23.08.2018 Portland, OR - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
26.08.2018 San Jose, CA - SAP Center

Cannibal Corpse & NAPALM DEATH – Latin America Tour:
09.09.2018 Limeira (Brazil) - Mirage
11.09.2018 Asuncion (Paraguay) - Sala García Lorca
13.09.2018 Montevideo (Uruguay) - Sala Del Museo
14.09.2018 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - Circo Voador
15.09.2018 Sao Paulo (Brazil) - Carioca Club
16.09.2018 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) - Music Hall BH
18.09.2018 Porto Alegre (Brazil) - Opiniao
19.09.2018 Curitiba (Brazil) - Hermes Bar
21.09.2018 Manaus (Brazil) - Teatro Manauara
22.09.2018 Fortaleza (Brazil) - Espaco Jangada
23.09.2018 Recife (Brazil) - Baile Perfumado
25.09.2018 Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Teatro Vorterix
26.09.2018 Santiago (Chile) - Teatro Caupolican
27.09.2018 Lima (Peru) - CC Festiva
29.09.2018 Bogota (Colombia) - Auditorio Mayor Cun
30.09.2018 San Jose (Costa Rica) - Club Peppers
03.10.2018 San Salvador (El Salvador) - Cifco
04.10.2018 Mexico City (Mexico) - Pabellón Cuervo
05.10.2018 Queretero (Mexico) - Auditorio Arteaga
07.10.2018 Guadalajara (Mexico) - C3 Stage

And even more dates still to be announced soon...

 3TEETH And Ho99o9 Team Up For New Single 'Time's Up'.

Ho99o9Friday 9th March 2018
L.A. by way of New Jersey hip hop/punk mutants Ho99o9 and Los Angeles based industrial band 3TEETH recently announced a co-headlining US tour (full dates below) and today they've released another collaborative track called 'Time's Up', available to preorder as a limited 7" with a custom bandana (Bandana available on all tour stops while supplies last - vinyl is online only). Ho99o9 are also set to hit UK shores again this summer with performances at 2000trees Festival and Boomtown fair plotted.

"This one goes out to all the old guard hanging on by a thread who even in their final years still feel the need to impose their outdated bullshit dogma upon the next generations. This is not your time". - 3Teeth

"When it all comes down to the last string, and you're at the end of the road, your personal opinions don't matter, Your time is up. Far from relevant & close to termination. New day & age with fresh blood, there's only one thing for you to do and that is die"  - Ho99o9

Ho99o9's recent debut LP 'United States of Horror' saw critical praise from the likes of Loud & Quiet, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Rolling Stone, Spin, NPR, Pitchfork, FADER, Entertainment weekly and more while 3TEETH's second album 'Shutdown.exe' hit #23 on Billboard's Heatseeker chart and toured with the likes of TOOL, Rammstein and Danzig.

 Years And Years Back With New Track 'Sanctify'.

Years And YearsFriday 9th March 2018
Years & Years are back today with explosive new track 'Sanctify', the first taste of their hugely-anticipated forthcoming second album. This follows the band's celebrated debut record 'Communion', which reached number 1 on its release in 2015 (and went on to sell over 1.5 million copies), scored 4 platinum singles, 5 BRIT Award nominations, and concluded with a sold-out date at Wembley Arena. More details of Years & Years' second album – together with the first official single – will follow soon.
'Sanctify' is a bold leap forward in sound and vision from Years & Years, a band intuitively connected to great, homespun British pop classicism, but now standing bolt upright on the world stage. If there is a ghostly shadow sitting over the Minneapolitan strut of 'Sanctify', it is arguably that of 13-year-old Olly Alexander listening to Britney's 'Slave 4 U' his bedroom, playing back the experience at full adult pop throttle. The band's second album, thrillingly, also marks a new frontier in every sense of the world, as Olly explains...

"I want to take people on a wild and wonderful adventure through my dreams to a world that's very different from our own. I've been thinking about this place for a long time, a place to tell stories from; about identity, sexuality, celebrity and performance. The video for 'Sanctify' centres around an audition against the backdrop of a future metropolis called Palo Santo. It's the first part of a bigger jigsaw puzzle and my hope is that it confuses the hell out of people but also excites them in a mysterious and sensual way. We've deliberately hidden lots of different meanings and I want people to come up with their own interpretations, I'm asking people to jump down the rabbit hole with me and let their imagination run free. The thing I love most about pop music has always been fantasy and escapism so I thought, 'well I guess I should try and be the pop star I want to see in the world and make the most ambitious and freaky and sexy thing possible'. I'm making these videos because I want to let people inside my brain and because I love living in my own fantasy world (always have, always will) - a place where sexuality and gender are blurred and magic is real. We live in a chaotic and accelerating world, we're looking at depictions of the future to help us make sense of what's happening right now. This is my vision of a possible future, one that makes us question what it means to be a human." 

With their debut album Years & Years made a palpable new tribal impact on pop, where the minority is always the majority; and in Olly Alexander they also have a once-in-a-generation front-man, who understands more than most his responsibility as a pop star. Part full-blooded, escapist fantasia and part social comment, for Years & Years this is about outlier pop as futurism once more, offering solutions when the world around is failing you. 'Sanctify' acts as its dizzying first glimpse, and a tantalising window into Years & Years' surprising, deeply personal and otherworldly comeback. Or, as Olly puts it: "What I love so much about being in Years and Years is this fantasy that I'm allowed to live in. Anything can happen, everyone's welcome and everyone's safe. That's the deal. So why not keep it going in that direction?"

Watch the 'Sanctify' video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37lXjnflt9M 
Download / Stream 'Sanctify': https://yearsandyears.lnk.to/SanctifyPR

 Between The Buried And Me Release New Music Video.

Between The Buried And MeFriday 9th March 2018
Progressive metal pioneers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have released a music video for “Millions”, taken from Part I of their new conceptual, two-part, epic album “Automata” which is out today through Sumerian Records.

You can watch the video for “Millions” here: https://youtu.be/Fye2KREpeJQ

Tommy Rogers (vocals, keyboards) states: "The song, 'Millions,' is told from the perspective of a child dealing with loss. However, in the video we wanted it to be a platform that represents the entire album and the main protagonist's many faces he wears. It represents what is contained within the album and hopefully it will urge the listener to dive into the story of Automata."

Automata I tracklisting: 
1. Condemned to the Gallows
2. House Organ
3. Yellow Eyes
4. Millions
5. Gold Distance
6. Blot
Automata I is available to buy now at http://sumerianmerch.com 

 Snow PAtrol To Release New Album 'Wildness' In May.

Snow PatrolFriday 9th March 2018
On May 25th, Snow Patrol will return with Wildness, their first album in seven years, which finds the band searching for clarity, connection, and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence. Wildness taps into something raw and primitive, and lead-singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody says of the album: "There are many types of wildness, but I think it can be distilled into two: the wildness of the modern age, all it's confusion, illogic and alienation and a more ancient wildness. Something primal, alive and beautiful that speaks to our true connectivity, our passion, our love, our communion with nature and each other. This is the kind of wildness the album is centered around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it." Watch the new album trailer for Snow Patrol's Wildness here.

Pre-order your copy of Wildness from the Official Snow Patrol store HERE to be among the first to access tickets to see Snow Patrol live.

Since their 1998 debut, Songs for Polarbears, Snow Patrol have racked up an impressive number of critical and commercial accolades, including 15 million global album sales, 1+ billion global track streams, 5 UK Platinum Albums, and are Grammy, BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize nominated. After their Fallen Empires tour ended in 2012, band members —which also include multi-instrumentalist Johnny McDaid, guitarist Nathan Connolly, bassist Paul Wilson, and drummer Jonny Quinn — decided to take a step back from the band, and focus on their own projects. Gary Lightbody continued his work with his Tired Pony side project with members of Belle and Sebastian, R.E.M, Reindeer Section and Fresh Young Fellows and moved to Los Angeles to begin writing songs for movies (including "This Is How You Walk On" for 2017's Gifted), and doing a number of high-profile co-writes with Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Biffy Clyro and One Direction. Taking this extended break from Snow Patrol proved to be a source of inspiration, and writing songs that were not pulled directly from his own psyche helped heal what Lightbody considered to be not so much writer's block as life block.

It's in this search for clarity and connection that these songs were written and refined. "I think it's the first record I've ever written that I haven't just asked a bunch of questions. I actually tried to figure out why I was unhappy, why I feel out of place, why I'm afraid," says Lightbody. "There's nothing really to protect myself for-- it's all in the album. I want to remember." This impulse was partially inspired by Lightbody's father, who is suffering from dementia. "I think the album is defined by memory in a lot of ways," says Lightbody, "including my father's loss of memory."

The songs are surefooted, displaying a newfound sense of self and purpose, and the rest of the band members rose magnificently to the occasion. The album is produced once more by the great Jacknife Lee, Snow Patrol's longtime producer and collaborator. "Life on Earth" opens the album with its mission statement, "this is something else, this is something else." "Heal Me" feels like an ancient hymn: "Finally, after way too many years of smashing my body to bits with booze, I met someone who helped me find my way back to health and clarity," says Lightbody. "This song is about her, that journey and is dedicated to her." "Empress," written for Lightbody's goddaughters, is fierce and heartfelt, with runaway drums and keen words of wisdom. "What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?" is a heartstring-puller, posing the question nobody wants to ask. The last track, "Life and Death," is a rumination, and a human story of love and forgiveness— mostly self-forgiveness for Lightbody, demonstrating that perhaps everyone ought to take this long between albums to reflect long and hard before they write. 

"Seamus Heaney, my favorite poet of all time, said at 71 that he was only discovering what some of his poetry means, and this is coming from a Nobel Prize-winning poet. It's a great testament to inspiration," says Lightbody. "Sometimes it takes you five years to write the thing. Like now. And you know for sure when you finish an album like that, where you've poured over every detail and put every atom of yourself into it, everything makes sense and I bet you I'm never not proud of this record."

Wildness Track Listing

01 Life On Earth
02 Don't Give In
03 Heal Me
04 Empress
05 A Dark Switch
06 What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?
07 A Youth Written In Fire
08 Soon
09 Wild Horses
10 Life And Death

 Pennywise To Release New Album 'Never Gonna Die' In April.

PennywiseFriday 9th March 2018
On April 20, Pennywise will release their new album Never Gonna Die. The legendary punk band's twelfth full-length, Never Gonna Die is the first full album of new songs with singer Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, drummer Byron McMackin, and bassist Randy Bradbury in over a decade.

Pennywise have shared Never Gonna Die's title track: a thrashing and furious look into "the seemingly immortal practice of handing down our ancient biases, prejudice, and religious dogma from each generation to the next," according to Lindberg.

"The goal of the song is to try and get young people to finally say enough, and that the system isn't working," Lindberg adds. "It's going to take a massive evolutionary shift in consciousness to change it, starting with the youth, because unless we do, we'll just have more of the same carnage we've seen happening all over the world reincarnated with every new generation."

Listen to "Never Gonna Die" and pre-order the album now


Produced by longtime Pennywise collaborator Cameron Webb (Motörhead, NOFX, Alkaline Trio), Never Gonna Die came to life in the same space where the band penned classic songs with late bassist Jason Thirsk. With their quintessential power to merge the subversive and the celebratory, Pennywise have built the album on fast-paced anthems expertly engineered to inspire radical change, personal empowerment, relentless hijinks, and reckless fast times.

Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles—a neighborhood with a rich punk-rock history—Pennywise began in 1988. The band went on to amass an international following with their relentless touring and a melodic, high-energy sound fusing classic punk, surf punk, and blistering hardcore. Through the years, Pennywise have solidified their place in punk history with iconic songs like "Fuck Authority," "Alien," and "Bro Hymn" (their timeless ode to brotherhood and departed friends).

Pennywise have released 11 albums over the last three decades, including: Pennywise (1991), Unknown Road (1993), About Time (1995), Full Circle (1997), Straight Ahead (1999), Land of the Free? (2001), From the Ashes (2003), The Fuse (2005), Reason to Believe (2008), All or Nothing (2012), and Yesterdays (2014). Resolutely working outside the margins of the mainstream, the band has emerged as an enduringly vibrant staple on SoCal radio airwaves and the worldwide festival circuit.

 Shinedown Announce New Album And Unleash New Single 'Devil'.

ShinedownWednesday 7th March 2018
SHINEDOWN has announced the release of sixth studio album, Attention Attention on 4th May via Atlantic Records.  The lead single Devil is out today along with the track's accompanying video - https://youtu.be/_AsPY1bQx70.  Directed by Bill Yukich (Beyoncé, Marilyn Manson, Wiz Khalifa), the visual for Devil is a dramatic and visceral introduction to the album.  

Attention Attention is available for pre-order today from all DSPs -https://lnk.to/AttentionAttention. Deluxe album bundles are also available at the official SHINEDOWN webstore, including the limited transparent yellow double vinyl, a 3' x 5' flag and exclusive Attention Attention and Devil t-shirts. The first 500 Ultimate Vinyl and first 500 Ultimate CD bundle purchasers will receive a signed copy of the album.

The 14-track album, SHINEDOWN's most raw and personal to date, is a mental, emotional and physical journey that follows an individual from life's lowest lows to the highest highs, as anxieties dissipate and demons disappear.  Album opener and lead single Devil sets the stage for what's to come. The story that unfolds as the album progresses is a powerful statement about the resolve of the human spirit, our will to overcome struggles and the importance of respecting and leaning on one another.  On Kill Your Conscience, a snarling refrain is instigated by the pitfalls of social media.  Elsewhere, Get Up is an encouraging lyrical ode set to piano that speaks to struggles with depression. The energized distortion of The Human Radio is a rousing call to action to keep fighting together for survival and truth.  Album closer Brilliant packs a punch as fears finally evaporate and strength returns.  

Given the deeply personal nature of the record, SHINEDOWN went in-house for production for the time ever, enlisting bassist Eric Bass to produce and mix the album in its entirety.  Attention Attention ushers in SHINEDOWN's biggest and boldest chapter yet, as they once again uproot convention and deliver a cinematic body of work.

SHINEDOWN begin a world tour in March in the US.  The band hit UK shores this summer, playing a main stage slot on Sunday 10th June at Download Festival.   

 Halestorm Announce Massive UK Tour'.

HalestormWednesday 7th March 2018
Hard rock juggernaut HALESTORM are delighted to announce plans for their 6-week UK & European headline tour, kicking off in Moscow on 14th Sep and wrapping up in Madrid on 25th Oct. Widely acknowledged as one of modern hard rock's most dynamite live acts, the trek includes 8 UK/Irish dates, including London's O2 Academy Brixton for the first time.

Halestorm declare, "Hello UK Freaks!! We are so excited to return to you with our biggest headlining tour ever! And we are beyond pumped to finally get to perform at the legendary Brixton Academy, one of the places that has been on our rock n roll bucket list forever! Can't wait to see all of you there!"

Watch a video message from Halestorm in the studio at https://youtu.be/6-o600k3G8w.
Special guests for the tour are still to be announced. Tickets will be available via pre-sale from 12pm GMT on 7th March and then on general sale at 12pm GMT on 9th March, via www.livenation.co.uk, www.ticketmaster.co.uk, venue box offices, and all good ticket agents. Investigate fan club ticket offers at www.halestormrocks.com.

Snap up tickets quickly for the following dates:
Fri 14th Sep - RUSSIA - MOSCOW Red
Sat 15th Sep - RUSSIA - ST PETERSBURG Zal Ozhidaniya
Sun 16th Sep - FINLAND - HELSINKI Tavastia
Wed 19th Sep - IRELAND - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 20th Sep - UK - BELFAST Limelight
Sat 22nd Sep - UK - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
Sun 23rd Sep - UK - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Mon 24th Sep - UK - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Wed 26th Sep - UK - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri 28th Sep - UK - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 29th Sep - UK - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Mon 1st Oct - NETHERLANDS -TILBURG O13
Tue 2nd Oct - FRANCE - PARIS La Cigale
Wed 3rd Oct - BELGIUM - ANTWERP Trix Antwerp
Fri 5th Oct - DENMARK - COPENHAGEN Vega
Sat 6th Oct - DENMARK - ARHUS Train
Mon 8th Oct - SWEDEN - STOCKHOLM Debaser Strand
Tue 9th Oct - NORWAY - OSLO Rockefeller
Thu 11th Oct - GERMANY - HAMBURG Markthalle
Fri 12th Oct - GERMANY - BERLIN Kesselhaus
Sun 14th Oct - GERMANY - FRANKFURT Batschkapp
Mon 15th Oct - GERMANY - COLOGNE Live Music Hall
Tue 16th Oct - GERMANY - MUNICH Backstage Werk
Thu 18th Oct - AUSTRIA - VIENNA Simm City
Sat 20th Oct - SWITZERLAND - LAUSANNE Les Docks
Sun 21st Oct - SWITZERLAND - ZURICH Dynamo
Mon 22nd Oct - ITALY - MILAN Alcatraz
Wed 24th Oct - SPAIN - BARCELONA Bikini
Thu 25th Oct - SPAIN - MADRID But

You can also catch them in the UK this Summer at the Ramblin' Man Fair, where Halestorm are special guests to The Cult on Sunday 1st July. For more info, visit www.ramblinmanfair.com.

The Grammy-winning, record-breaking group have been holed up in Nashville recently, working with producer Nick Raskulinecz on their fourth studio album, due out later this Summer on Atlantic Records. Join their 1.3 million Facebook 'likers' and check out some candid studio snaps the band have been sharing on their official page here. Talking to Billboard about the new album, charismatic frontwoman Lzzy Hale described it as "very rock. It's definitely a step forward for us. I think you're really going to see something that comes from all four corners of Halestorm, what each of us brings to the table and just how important all four pillars are in this band. We're really pumped about having something new, and I just hope everyone likes it -- and, regardless, we're stoked on it." The band have debuted one new song live so far, titled 'Black Vultures'.

Halestorm will spend April/May on the road in the USA, playing festivals and co-headlining a milestone North American tour showcasing all female-fronted hard rock groups.

To watch Halestorm's last video for stirring single 'Dear Daughter', from 2015's 'Into The Wild Life' album, visit the band's YouTube. Halestorm's channel has clocked up nearly 185 million views to date.

 Kiss Donate Prizes To Manchester Children's Hospital.

KissWednesday 7th March 2018
Legendary rock band KISS is supporting Royal Manchester Children's Hospital by donating an incredible, money-can't-buy prize to help raise valuable funds for the hospital's Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Following the tragic event at the Manchester Arena last year, the Children's Hospital has received an out-pouring of support from across the North West and beyond with individuals, schools and businesses wanting to help in any way possible to support the patients and staff at the hospital. This tremendous support has now stretched across the Atlantic with rock stars KISS getting in touch to pledge their support after the awful attack.

The band has donated a phenomenal prize of three of their personal guitars signed by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Tommy Thayer respectively, plus a signed personal snare drum with signed drum sticks from Eric Singer. The guitar donated by Paul Stanley is his signature Ibanez PS120 guitar which he was intending to play at their Manchester Arena gig on Tuesday 30th May. The band sadly had to cancel the gig following the attack at the Manchester Arena. The guitar has never been played and will be up for auction along with VIP tickets to any sold out KISS show in the world, plus a cabin on the sold out 8th Kiss Kruise and two tickets for one of their sold out shows on the Kruise with a meet and greet with the band.

Paul Stanley said: "We were devastated by the heinous attack in Manchester Arena and had to do something to support the city. Royal Manchester Children's Hospital's incredible work with children was never more evident than after this horrific event. We are humbled to be able to give something to support them in their ongoing efforts. Knowing that the money raised will go towards purchasing life-support ventilators, our prayers and wishes will continue to help both those affected directly by the attack, and beyond. This night will give everyone an opportunity to do their part in raising as much money as possible for an incredibly worthy cause."    

This incredible prize will be auctioned off at the Red Sea Pedestrians (RSP) 10th Anniversary Charity ball in aid of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, which will be held next month on17th March 2018 at the Lowry Hotel. The RSP Charitable committee have supported Royal Manchester Children's Hospital for a number of years with funds raised for the charity totalling to £827,381 since 2011.

The Charity Ball will be raising funds to support the hospital's Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) which cared for many of the young victims who were seriously injured in the Arena attack. Royal Manchester Children's Hospital is a regional major trauma centre with all paediatric major trauma cases from across the region directed to the hospital, with most of these cases cared for in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

A total of £740k is required to ensure the unit is able provide 26 cutting edge life support machines. The new state-of-the-art life support machines are the most advanced mechanical ventilators and the very real impact they will have on the quality of patient care, and the benefits it will mean for medical staff is considerable. 

Maurice Watkins CBE, Chairman of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity's fundraising board added: "We're delighted that KISS has donated this incredible prize to be auctioned at the RSP Charity Ball and want to thank them for their tremendous generosity. In recent testing times staff at the hospital – just like the city of Manchester – pulled together to make sure the young victims from the attack got the best possible care, as quickly as possible. The new ventilators we are fundraising for will ensure that the medical teams in our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit can assess a patient's condition faster and more accurately, resulting in more effective treatment and care at a time when rapid reaction to a patient's condition is crucial."

The charity is accepting closed bids for this auction prize. To find out more information or to place a bid please contact the charity team on

 Meghan Trainor Back With New Single.

Megan TrainorWednesday 7th March 2018
Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Meghan Trainor returns with her brand new single "No Excuses," available worldwide now!  Get it HERE

It's the first glimpse of what's in store from her third full-length offering and one of the year's most anticipated blockbuster releases—coming soon. 

Trainor wrote 'NO EXCUSES' with songwriter JKash and Andrew Wells. The song is produced by Andrew Wells with additional production by the artist herself. The single tempers swaggering bass lines, bright guitars, and widescreen synths with an instantly infectious call-and-response. The boisterous production underscores a deeper message encoded in the hook, "Your mama raised you better than that."

"I love how so many women are standing up for what's right," says Trainor. "I wanted to write us all a powerful anthem.  Sometimes, people talk down to me, because I've only been doing this for four years, so I wrote this song. It's my modern version of 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T.'  It's all about equality and being kind."

Complementing this upbeat and undeniable anthem, she also shared the single's official music video, shot by Colin Tilley. The high-energy visual brings the words to life as the songstress owns the screen more confident and charismatic than ever.
Watch it on VEVO.

If happiness had a soundtrack, it would be this album. Trainor triumphantly emerged from a terrifying second vocal cord surgery, four months without speaking, and debilitating anxiety into a fiery and focused force of nature. Empowering herself through self-love and care, she bottles that energy within new music. Recorded primarily with producer Wells, it would be a family affair. On every anthem, she enlisted a choir—comprised of her mom, dad, brothers, and fiancé—to add backing vocals. It's undoubtedly her biggest, brightest, and best body of work to date.

Stay tuned for more from Trainor very soon.

Grammy-Award winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Meghan Trainor emerged with her 2014 breakout single "All About That Bass" and disrupted contemporary music with nostalgic pop beats and powerhouse vocals that delivered a worldwide anthem for female empowerment. Trainor cemented her rising status as one of the most prominent artists in popular music by charting seven multi-platinum singles, releasing two platinum albums, selling out three headline tours, writing multi-platinum hits for top pop and country artists, and receiving countless industry awards and nominations worldwide.  She is one of only five female artists to receive a diamond certification for her hit single "All About That Bass" which shares the RIAA Gold & Platinum Awards top honor with only 15 other singles in history. After wrapping up her first season as a panelist on FOX's hit series THE FOUR, Trainor will release her first single "No Excuses" from her highly-anticipated, 2018, third-studio album on March 1, and is exciting fans that bass is back, and it's bigger than ever!

 Madball Finish Recording New Album 'For The Cause'.

MadballWednesday 7th March 2018
NYHC kings MADBALL today announce that they have finished recording their upcoming new album, ‘For The Cause’

The record is currently being mixed and mastered by renowned producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios in Denmark and was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who also features on one song on the album.

Commented MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien“Tim and us go way back, he‘s an old friend and super talented guy... across the board! A legend in his own right. He invited us to come record with him and it all fell into place very organically. He‘s respected our band from day one and was excited to be a part of this. We‘re honored to have him on board.” 

Bass player Hoya Roc states: "We got a real good album. It feels like the movie "Pulp Fiction". We've got every style of hardcore in there. It feels like we've got something special!"---

The band have also revealed that legendary rapper/actor/frontman Ice-T (BODY COUNT) makes a guest appearance on one track!

Commented Ice-T“It‘s an honor to record with the legendary MADBALL. BODY COUNT draws its closest similarities to NY Hardcore. This is a natural.”

Added Cricien"It's truly an honor to have Ice-T on our record! I grew up on his music from his early hip hop stuff till now. He's an iconic figure but also a 'class act', you don't always get both at once. Ice has a great respect for NYHC and MADBALL, means the world. This was meant to happen.... real recognizes real."

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MADBALL recently released the ‘Family Biz’ split 7" vinyl single with WISDOM OF CHAINS, featuring an early version of the upcoming album's title track.

Speaking about the track, front-man Freddy Cricien said “It's about staying the course and fighting for what you love and are passionate about.  It's a theme that you'll hear a lot throughout our next album. Utilizing negativity and the obstacles you face as inspiration. ‘Say I can't, say I won't again... Give me the fuel that I need to ascend!”   

Order ‘Family Biz’ via THIS LINK!

 Morrissey Releases New Single 'My Love I'd Do Anything For You'.

MorrisseyWednesday 7th March 2018
On the day of his sold out Royal Albert Hall show, the second of four sell out London shows, Morrissey is pleased to announce the release of a  third single to be taken from his top 5 album Low In High School. A clear vinyl 7" of  My Love I'd Do Anything For You will be released on March 23rd.

Continuing the b side theme of the previous singles taken from the album it will feature a live version of Waylon Jennings's "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?" and is available to pre-order now via HMV and independent record stores.

My Love I'd Do Anything For You boasts a swaggering brass section imbued with a sense of purpose, and sees Morrissey state, with typical bravado "society's hell, you need me just like a need you".

Currently on his most successful UK tour to date with over 70,000 tickets sold he has delighted fans and critics alike, performing tracks from 'Low in High School' and career classics.
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Also, now available online are two live tracks, recently filmed at Schwuz, Berlin on 11th October 2017.

WATCH "I WISH YOU LONELY" LIVE IN BERLIN HERE

WATCH "HOME IS A QUESTION MARK" LIVE IN BERLIN HERE

March 2018
1st        London                        02 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
7th        London                        Royal Albert Hall SOLD OUT
9th        London                        Alexandra Palace SOLD OUT
10th      London                        London Palladium SOLD OUT

The track is the third to be released from 'Low In High School', Morrissey's 11th straight Top Ten charting debut in the UK. Spent the Day in Bed, the album's first single, paved the way, setting another milestone for Morrissey as it garnered the most airplay he's received in years in the US and was a top 20 airplay hit in the UK. "Spent" was also Morrissey's first track to receive "A" list airplay on BBC Radio 2.

 Good Charlotte Unleash Live From Brixton Video.

Good CharlotteWednesday 7th March 2018
Good Charlotte have released a live video for 'Life Changes' filmed at their recent sold-out show at Brixton Academy, which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8WCENzR_jQ&feature=youtu.be. The band will be back in the UK this summer headlining this year's Slam Dunk festival.

Be sure to catch them on the following dates:

North 
Saturday 26th May
Leeds - City Center

South
Sunday 27th May 
Hatfield Park

Midlands
Monday 28th May 
Birmingham - NEC

 Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons Announce Record Store Day Release.

Phil Campbell And The Bastard SonsWednesday 7th March 2018
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have announced that they will release an exclusive 7" vinyl single for Record Store Day on April 21st 2018. 

‘Silver Machine’ will contain the band’s rendition of the legendary HAWKWIND track as a tribute to Campbell's long time bandmate and friend Lemmy Kilmister as well as the previously unreleased song 'Shit Happens' as the B-Side.


So far, 'Silver Machine' has only been available as a bonus track on the CD version of the band's recently released debut album, ‘The Age Of Absurdity’.

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS are currently touring Europe. Tour dates are listed below:

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS - live
06.03.  Berlin - Bi Nuu (DE)
07.03. Frankfurt - Das Bett (DE)
08.03. Siegburg – Kubana (DE)
09.03. Mannheim - 7er Club (DE) !!!SOLD OUT!!!
10.03. Munich – Strom (DE)
12.03. Solothurn - Kulturfabrik Kofmehl (CH)
16.03. Rome - Jailbreak Club (IT)
17.03.  Pavia - Dagda Club (IT)
18.03. San Dona - Revolver Club (IT)
19.03. Paris - La Boule Noire (FR)
21.03. Strasbourg - La Laiterie (FR)
22.03. Nancy - 915kaffee (FR)
23.03. Vaureal - Le Forum (FR)
24.03. Brest - Cabaret Vauban (FR) !!!SOLD OUT!!!
25.03. Nantes - Le Ferrailleur (FR)

01.04. Seaton - Mad Hatter’s Festival (UK)
17.04. Manchester – Academy (UK) *
18.04. Glasgow - The Garage (UK) *
19.04. Birmingham - O2 Institute (UK) *
20.04. London - Shepherds Bush Empire (UK) *
21.04. Brighton - Concorde 2 (UK) *

* supporting Ugly Kid Joe

04.05. Kirriemuir – Bonfest (UK)
23.06. Leipzig – Matapaloz (DE)
27. - 29.07. Ebbw Vale - Steelhouse Festival (UK)
28.07. Collon - Rally of Lúgh LongArm (IE)
29.08. Athens - Gagarin 205 (GR)
31.08. Thessaloniki - Street Mode Festival (GR)
06.09. Budapest - Dürer Kert (HU)
27.10. Miami, FL - Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N Wrestling Cruise (US)
08. - 11.11. Camp HRH - Hard Rock Hell (UK)

 UB40 Release New Album 'A Real Labour Of Love'.

UB40Wednesday 7th March 2018
'A Real Labour Of Love' is the new album from UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey, to be released March 2nd on UMC. Lead single 'She Loves Me Now' received its exclusive first play today on BBC Radio 2, and will be available tomorrow to stream and download as an instant grat with album pre-orders.

As founding members of Britain's biggest reggae band UB40, singer Ali Campbell, second vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe. Now with 'A Real Labour Of Love' the trio give us a fresh take on the legendary series of albums, putting the focus primarily on reggae tracks from the 1980s.

"The first three albums featured the songs we grew up listening to," says Ali. "This one is built around the records we were listening to once UB40 were on the road."

Between 1983 and 1998 UB40 produced three 'Labour Of Love' albums, bringing hits such as Eric Donaldson's 'Cherry Oh Baby', Lord Creator's 'Kingston Town' and Johnny Osbourne's 'Come Back Darling' to a new, global audience. They also topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with their reggae cover of Neil Diamond's 'Red Red Wine'.
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And now 20 years later Ali, Astro and Mickey are revitalising the concept by exploring the tunes of a later golden age, 'A Real Labour Of Love' sees the group explore the songs that defined reggae in the Eighties. The concept isn't a rigid one: Stevie Wonder's 'A Place In The Sun' is a Motown classic from 1966, and there are numbers from the late Seventies in Dennis Brown's sublime 'How Could I Leave' and Culture's 'International Herb'. But most of the tracks on 'A Real Labour Of Love' are from the Eighties, a decade that saw dancehall reggae enter the mainstream.

"We were spending more time in Jamaica and some of these numbers are the ones we'd hear on the radio and out in the streets," says Astro. "The singers of these songs were our heroes. They are quintessential reggae artists."

The new album builds confidently on the momentum gathered in the five years since Astro rejoined singer Ali and keyboardist Mickey in 2013. They have released two acclaimed albums, 'Silhouette' (2014) and 'Unplugged' (2016), their first acoustic album and their first release with new label UMC.

Recorded and mixed at Dean Street and RAK Studios, 'A Real Labour Of Love' was produced by Ali, whose instantly recognisable voice is augmented by the 'sing-jay' vocal style of Astro. The latter takes the lead on six of the album's 16 tracks, placing the two singers at the helm of an 11-piece band. Sadly, 'A Real Labour Of Love' also marks the passing of long-serving trombonist John Johnson. A former member of Simply Red who joined forces with Ali seven years ago, John played on the album but passed away the night before the rest of the group were due to play a benefit concert to raise money for his cancer treatment. The album is dedicated to him.

The unique artwork for 'A Real Labour Of Love' by celebrated American contemporary artist Mark T Smith was specially commissioned for the release. A first edition print, signed by the artist and the band, is being auctioned with proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust, details to follow soon.

The group are now looking forward to taking their new album on the road, with UK festival appearances lined up for the summer and a UK arena tour in the pipeline for 2019. Given the massive success of the trio's last 'Labour Of Love' outing, a 2016 tour that featured sold-out shows at the O2 Arena in London and the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, there is bound to be a huge appetite for 'A Real Labour Of Love'.

"The reaction to that tour was fantastic, and every show was a sell-out," says Ali. "Now we're ready to do it all again. We knew most of these songs back to front before we began recording A Real Labour Of Love, so the challenge was to make them our own rather than copying the originals."

'A Real Labour Of Love' Track Listing:
1. Making Love
2. She Loves Me Now      
3. Strive         
4. Here I Come        
5. Telephone Love/Rumours    
6. How Could I Leave        
7. Ebony Eyes        
8. Hush Darling
9. Hard Times           
10. Moving Away   
11. International Herb       
12. A Place In The Sun
13. Tune In  
14. Once Ago          
15. In The Rain        
16. Under Me Sleng Teng

 Travis Announce June And December UK Tour.

TravisWednesday 7th March 2018
Following their triumphant headline show at On Blackheath Festival last September and due to popular demand, Travis, one of Britain's best loved bands play their classic album 'The Man Who' live in full for two limited runs this June & December.

Released 19 years ago, 'The Man Who' sounds as fresh today as it did then.  One of the most successful British albums of the last 20 years, it spawned the timeless singles, 'Writing To Reach You', 'Driftwood', 'Turn' and possibly the band's most iconic song, 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me'.

"Songs are like emotional bookmarks in time," Fran Healy said. "When you hear a song you are transported to those times and feel strong echoes of the feelings you felt. Rarely does an album have this ability so performing 'The Man Who' once again will be a joy!"

Produced by Nigel Godrich, 'The Man Who' spent an astonishing 11 weeks at Number 1, selling nearly 3 million copies. It was the biggest selling UK album in 2000, propelled by an incendiary Glastonbury performance in the rain! Recognition quickly followed including Ivor Novello Awards for 'Best Songwriter' & 'Best Contemporary Song' for 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me?' and BRIT Awards for 'Best British Band' and 'Best British Album'.
 
The band will perform a handful of special venues over the course of the year including London's Royal Festival Hall (12th June) and Glasgow The SSE Hydro (21st Dec), with tickets on sale 2nd March:


June
10th – Liverpool, Philharmonic
12th – London, Royal Festival Hall
14th – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
19th – Plymouth, Pavillion
20th – Brighton, Dome
21st – Ipswich, Regent Theatre
25th – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
26th – Oxford, New Theatre


December
12th – Portsmouth, Guildhall
13th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
15th – Newcastle, City Hall
17th – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
18th – Hull, City Hall
19th – Manchester, Apollo
21st – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

To date Travis have enjoyed two No.1 LPs, five Top Ten singles, two BRIT Awards and more than 8 million record sales in their illustrious career and released their latest critically acclaimed album 'Everything At Once' in 2016.
 
Travis are singer/guitarist Fran Healy, bassist Dougie Payne, guitarist Andy Dunlop and drummer Neil Primrose.
 

 Tokio Myers To Embark On Debut UK Tour.

Tokio MyersWednesday 7th March 2018
With his debut album charting at Number 4 and after selling out his original run of dates (plus 7 more shows which were added last week), the winner of Britain's Got Talent 2017, multi-talented pianist, composer and producer Tokio Myers announces a further 6 UK shows in April 2018 including a show at The Shepherds Bush Empire Sunday 22nd.

Tickets for the new dates on sale Friday 8 November at 9am from here

Catch Tokio at the following UK shows next year:

April 2018
Mon 2nd                      Edinburgh, The Queens Hall                     SOLD OUT
Weds 4th                   Gateshead, Sage                                         SOLD OUT
Thurs 5th                   Manchester, Albert Hall                             SOLD OUT
Sat 7th                                    Edinburgh, The Queens Hall                     SOLD OUT
Sun 8th                       Birmingham, O2 Institute                           SOLD OUT
Tues 10th                   London, Printworks                          SOLD OUT
Fri 13th                        BRISTOL, O2 Academy 1                               SOLD OUT
Sat 14th                       BELFAST, SSE ARENA            
Sun 15th                      LIVERPOOL, Philharmonic Hall
Tues 17th                    LEEDS, O2 Academy
Wed 18th                    MANCHESTER, Albert Hall               SOLD OUT
Thurs 19th                   CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Fri 20th                        LONDON, O2 Forum Kentish Town             SOLD OUT
Sun 22nd                      LONDON, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Mon 23rd                     BRIGHTON, The Dome
Wed 25th                     CARDIFF, St David's Hall
Thu 26th                       BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
Fri 27th                        LEICESTER, O2 Academy
Sat 28th                       SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy
Mon 30th                     DUBLIN, Olympia Theatre

 Black Deer Festival Adds More Bands To 2018 Festival.

Black Deer FestivalTuesday 6th March 2018
After the blistering first announcement for the UK's newest favourite Americana & Country festival, Black Deer Festival are proud to reveal yet another wave of stunning acts. Joining Iron & Wine, Passenger, Ward Thomas and double Grammy and AMA UK award winner Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit in a UK festival exclusive, we can announce the additions of Kiefer Sutherland, Ashley Campbell, Sam Palladio, The Webb Sisters and Bob Harris' Emerging Artist winners Wandering Hearts to the phenomenal line-up.

Set over three days in the stunning natural outdoor location of Eridge Park, Britain's oldest deer park located on the Kent/East Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells and just a mere 50 minutes outside of London, the Black Deer Festival is set to bring Americana and Country music and the way of life to the UK. Authentic good times coupled with a family friendly vibe aim to make this new festival one not to be missed.

It's safe to say the line-up has been meeting industry wide approval and with the newly announced acts added to the bill, visitors are guaranteed to be treated to a genuine display of Americana and Country music set over 5 stages, exquisite smokehouse cooking and Southern hospitality, as well as a curated marketplace of artisans and makers, custom motorcycle culture and outdoor adventures for the kids and families to be spirited away for a very enjoyable long weekend.

Appealing to an eclectic mix of people of all ages, Black Deer is not only a music lover's festival but also a place where people can come to meet, make new acquaintances and immerse themselves in a variety of counter cultures that are inclusive, not exclusive. It's about bringing people together, being part of a community, sharing stories and leave feeling like something really special has just happened.

We are also proud to announce the support of AMA UK - more details to follow.

ACTS ANNOUNCED TODAY
Kiefer Sutherland
Ashley Campbell
Sam Palladio
The Webb Sisters
Stu Larsen
The Sheepdogs
The Wandering Hearts
Rev Sekou
Wildwood Kin
Sonia Leigh
Wade Bowen
Broken Witt Rebels
Jarrod Dickenson
Whiskey Shivers
Ben Danaher
Alexander McKay
Steve Young

22nd, 23rd, 24th June 2018

TIER 1 TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM £115
www.blackdeerfestival.com/tickets

 The World Is A Better Place And I Am Not Afriad To Die Embark On UK Tour.

The World Is A Better Place And I Am Not Afraid To DieTuesday 6th March 2018
Following the acclaimed release of their sublime new album " The band will bring their incredible live show to the following venues: 

March 5th, 2018 – Birmingham, Asylum (UK) 
March 6th, 2018 – Leeds, Brudenell Community Room (UK) 
March 7th, 2018 – Manchester, Rebellion (UK)
March 8th, 2018 – Glasgow, Classic Grand (UK)
March 10th, 2018 – Newcastle, Uni (UK)
March 11th, 2018 – Bristol, Thekla (UK) 
March 12th, 2018 – Brighton, The Haunt (UK)
March 13th, 2018 – London, Garage (UK) 

The band will be touring in support of their third full-length, Always Foreign, which was released in September last year on Epitaph.

Produced by TWIABP guitarist Christopher Teti, Always Foreign confronts everything from the opioid epidemic to xenophobia to emotional abuse in relationships. Throughout the album, TWIABP match their sprawling arrangements and layered lyricism with a raw emotionality.

Along with Bello, Cyr, and Teti, the TWIABP line-up includes Tyler Bussey (guitar, banjo, synth, vocals), Katie Dvorak (synth, vocals), and Steven K Buttery (percussion, vocals). Formed in Connecticut in 2009, TWIABP made their full-length debut with Whenever, If Ever (a 2013 release hailed as "revolutionary" by Pitchfork) and later delivered Harmlessness (praised as "bold and complex and dazzling" by Noisey and "grandiose and dramatic" by NPR).

 Will Haven Release New Music Video.

Will HavenFriday 2nd March 2018
Sacramento-based mainstays of noise metal WILL HAVEN recently announced their return, and are set to release their sixth full-length album and first for minus HEAD Records, entitled Muerte, out on March 23, 2018. Muerte is available for pre-order now via iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp, with PledgeMusic bundles and Spotify streaming becoming available very soon (the track "El Sol" can be streamed via Spotify now here).

Today, the band is following up on the successful release of their first single - the six minute-plus epic, "El Sol", co-written and performed with guest guitarist Stephen Carpenter of DeftonesWILL HAVEN have dropped a second offering, "Winds of Change" - a track that showcases a more familiar side of the band without sacrificing their new stylistic direction. The four-piece wastes no time in conjuring a sonic maelstrom on "Winds of Change", starting out in a frenzied fit of chaos and slowly cascading into a thumpy, droning, atmospheric down-spiral. Listen now 
https://youtu.be/0aV9mfSHJTU

Guitarist Jeff Irwin says about "Winds of Change": "This is probably my favorite song on the record. It was written somewhat early on and went through a lot of changes before we were ultimately happy with it. I envisioned something chaotic - that stress you might feel when you are about to die, and then I wanted the ending to be epic like you were floating away. So, capturing that emotion took some time but I think we did it. It was a lot of fun to make... this was a breakthrough song for us, as far as what we can possibly do with our music."

WILL HAVEN breathe entire new life into their sound with Muerte, taking notes from the past but incorporating modern tones to create a chaotic, haunting auditory attackThroughout 2017, the members of WILL HAVEN secretly recorded Muerte at Pus Cavern Studios in Sacramento, CA with Joe Johnston engineering and co-producing alongside Irwin. They pieced together a corrosive, chaotic, and cohesive vision that never relents over its 11 tracks. Mastering was handled by Logan Mader (Devil You Know, Fear Factory, Periphery).

"...the best, most revolutionary album of its already storied underground career." - Decibel Magazine

"...most foreboding and violent effort to date." - Outburn Magazine

"...highly influential atmospheric noise metal..." - Revolver Magazine
 

WILL HAVEN Upcoming Show Dates:

3/23 Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver - Album release show $10 or $15 with signed CD
5/3 San Francisco, CA @ The Eagle 
5/4 Fullerton, CA @ Programme Skate & Sound w/ Fake Figures
5/5 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick w/ Fake Figures
5/6 Hollywood, CA @ The Viper Room w/ Fake Figures
6/23 Portland, OR @ Star Theater w/ Witch Mountain

 Moose Blood Release New Music Video Ahead Of UK Tour.

Moose BloodFriday 2nd March 2018
Today, Moose Blood released a new song, "Just Outside", available as an instant-grat download when fans pre-order their new album I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore, out March 9th via Hopeless Records.

The visual for the video can be seen here:  http://smarturl.it/JustOutsideVideo

The band has released three singles from the new record: "Have I Told You Enough" "Talk In Your Sleep", which debuted with BBC Radio 1's Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, as well as "It's Too Much", which premiered on Billboard. Fans can check out the music videos for "Talk In Your Sleep" and "Have I Told You Enough" here: https://goo.gl/FbeBGd

"There's almost a circularity to this album when placed next to our first two," notes lead guitarist Mark Osborne. "The first is full of songs written by enthusiastic, excited kids who just wanted to get their music out there. 'Blush' was more about struggling with some of what came along with that change of lifestyle and 'I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore' is really us trying to work through some of what has happened in our lives as a result of doing this band full time. We've put everything into this album. We always write like it might be the last album that we ever get to make and we've challenged ourselves in every way we could on these songs."

In addition to an instant-grat download of "Just Outside," fans who pre-order the album now will also receive "Talk In Your Sleep", "It's Too Much", and "Have I Told You Enough
'I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore' is now available for pre-order:

Track listing:
1. Have I Told You Enough
2. Talk In Your Sleep
3. Just Outside
4. You Left In The Worst Way
5. All The Time
6. Can We Stay Like This
7. Pull Me From The Floor
8. Walk All Day With You
9. Such A Shame
10. Promise Me
11. It's Too Much

Moose Blood begin their long-awaited UK tour tonight at the infamous Rock City in  Nottingham.  Be sure to catch them live at one of the following shows:

March 2018

2nd Nottingham, Rock City
3rd Manchester Academy
5th Glasgow, QMU
6th Newcastle, O2 Academy
8th Birmingham, O2 Institute
9th Bristol, O2 Academy
10th London, Roundhouse

 Bleed From Within Release New Music Video.

Bleed From WithinFriday 2nd March 2018
BLEED FROM WITHIN are excited to launch the 2nd video taken from their upcoming album, “Era”. Guitarist Craig Gowans directed the video himself for 12 Inch Media.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fxXMM74xXo&feature=youtu.be

The band about the song and video: ‘Alive’ was the perfect first single for us to showcase our new material given its melodic edge. ‘Afterlife’ however, is an entirely different beast; the lyrics are darker and the groove is nasty. 
The new album combines melody and aggression from song to song & it was important for us to show that with the first few tracks we released. We feel that this brutality is a great contrast to the harmony of ‘Alive’. 
Our own Craig Gowans was in charge of directing/editing this video and we couldn’t be happier with the final result. A true monster of a song. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”
 Five years in the making, “Era“ marks the return of the Scottish quintet. The album was recorded at Middle Farm Studios and BLEED FROM WITHIN headquarters between March - September 2017. The drums were produced and engineered by Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood (Periphery, Animals As Leaders and more), who also mixed the album. It is the first release featuring their new guitar player, Steven Jones. The Scottish based producer/songwriter joined the band two years ago and has been an integral part of both writing, and recording.

Make sure to check out “Alive” that the band launched earlier: https://youtu.be/BCCpdwzCHvk 

The band will be playing three intimate shows shortly after “Era” is released April 6th, 2018:

Wednesday 25th April - Camden Assembly, London
Thursday 26th April - Gullivers, Manchester
Friday 27th April - Saint Luke’s, Glasgow

Tickets are available at http://bleedfromwithin.com

 AercTanGent Festival Announces 17 More Bands For 2018 Festival.

ArcTanGent FestivalFriday 2nd March 2018
As previously announced by the 'Thats Not metal Podcast', the award winning ArcTanGent Festival have today announced 17 new bands for the 3 days festival, set on Fernhill Farm, 16th-18th August 2018 including headliners Glassjaw & Shellac.

Glassjaw will be the Friday night headliners, and will be welcomed to the festival for the first time.  Very few bands have the critical acclaim that Glassjaw have since they formed in the early 90's. They recently released the excellent album 'Material Control' to a rapturous response. This will be a festival exclusive for 2018.  Beck from the band simply said ""Shellac? Yes please." when asked if they were excited to headline. So that brings us nicely onto the next headliner.

Shellac should need no introduction. The trio, which includes legendary producer Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Mogwai etc) will be yet another festival exclusive when they headline the Saturday night of ArcTanGent Festival.  "Since we've never been to the festival, I'm not sure what we could say about it other than that we're looking forward to playing in Bristol. It's nice there. Are there still a lot of road works going on?" Says Bob Weston from the band.  One of the most dynamic live bands around, their set will no doubt be one of most talked about in the festivals history.

"This feels like the biggest and best announcement we've ever done at ATG. Having Glassjaw and Shellac as main stage headliners will be amazing, but personally I'm also very excited about Pelican's first visit to Fernhill Farm – it's certainly long overdue.  I'd really urge people to check out our Spotify playlist. We put a huge amount of effort into curating a line up that has strength in depth from the top to the bottom – so go check out Telepathy. Check out Scalping. Check out Zeal & Ardor if you don't know them. Check out them all!" says James Scarlett, organiser.

As James mentioned, the mighty Pelican will be joining us at Fernhill Farm after almost 2 years away from the UK.  You won't want to miss this exclusive.

Other incredible artists added to the already stellar line up are outlined below and you can listen on the ATG spotify:
La Dispute /  Arcane Roots / Alcest / Zeal & Ardor/
Black Peaks/  VENNART/  Delta Sleep / Telepathy / People Like Milk Products (Memory of Elephants & Chiyoda Ku Big Band) / Scalping / Wren / Jo Quail / VLMV / Vasquez

 
As previously announced, the main stage will be open on Thursday for the first time ever and headlined by ArcTanGent Festivals most requested band, 'And So I Watch You From Afar'. The Northern Irish instrumental rock band will be returning to the festival for the fourth time and are playing 'The Endless Shimmering' in its entirety.

Full list of bands so far:

Glassjaw / Shellac / La Dispute /  Arcane Roots / Alcest / Zeal & Ardor /
Pelican (UK exclusive) / Black Peaks/  VENNART/  Delta Sleep / Telepathy / People Like Milk Products (Memory of Elephants & Chiyoda Ku Big Band) / Scalping / Wren / Jo Quail / VLMV / Vasquez / 
GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! / And So I Watch You From Afar/ Pianos Become Teeth / Alpha Male Tea Party /Rolo Tomassi/ Jamie Lenman/ Foxing / Gallops/ Talons/ Bossk/ Svalbard / Gulfer / Body Hound/ GUG

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
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 Ramblin Man Fair Announces More Acts For 2018 Festival.

Ramblin Man FairFriday 2nd March 2018
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful third year in 2017, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2018! This year the festival will move from its traditional end of July slot to the 30th June and 1st July 2018.

Ramblin' Man Fair is pleased to announce further acts for 2018 as Tyler Bryant, The Last Internationale, Therapy?, Laurence Jones, The Adelaide's, Connor Selby with many more acts to be announced...

Therapy? (Main Stage) –Northern Irish three-piece Therapy? are one of the most enduring rock acts of the British rock music scene. Formed in 1989, the band have released 12 studio albums and sold over 2 million albums worldwide. The band are a fearsome live act and will sure to be a highlight of the main stage in 2018. Late 2017 saw the band release a double live acoustic record "Communion: Live At The Union Chapel".

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown (Main Stage) – One of the biggest emerging young talents on the global rock music scene, Ramblin' Man Fair are delighted to welcome Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown to the 2018 bill. Based around the prodigious talents of Texan Tyler Bryant who was personally invited to [lay a blues festival by Eric Clapton while he was just 16. The band have toured with the likes Jeff Beck, Aerosmith, BB King and AC/DC – as well as main support to Guns N Roses on their Not In This Lifetime Tour. Tyler is currently on a headline tour of the USA throughout March, April and May 2018.

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 will take place on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018.
Announced acts to date are:


Main Stage
Mott The Hoople (Headliner)
The Cult (Headliner)
Halestorm (Special Guest)
Steel Panther (Special Guest)
Blackberry Smoke
The Cadillac Three
Sons Of Apollo
GUN
Therapy?
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
The Last Internationale

Country Stage
Steve Earle & The Dukes (Headliner)
(UK Exclusive Set 'Copperhead Road plus Hits!')
Me And That Man
The Adelaide's
 
Blues Stage
Gov't Mule (Headliner)
Chas & Dave
Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind
Laurence Jones
Connor Selby
 
Prog In the Park Stage
Fish
(Playing Material From The "Clutching At Straws" Album)
Mostly Autumn
Von Hertzen Brothers
Voyager
Goldray

 

Tickets are available now priced as below:

VIP Admission Saturday & Sunday - £256 plus booking fee
General Admission Saturday & Sunday - £156 plus booking fee
Camping Starts at £49
Tickets available from http://ramblinmanfair18.eventbrite.co.uk

 Hawthorne Heights Announce New Album.

Hawthorne HeightsFriday 2nd March 2018
Hawthorne Heights are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Bad Frequencies, the band's first full-length album since 2013 and first release on Pure Noise Records. Bad Frequencies will be released on the 27th April.

Hawthorne Heights are giving fans the first taste of the new 13-track album with the release of 'Pink Hearts.'

You can listen to Pink Hearts here
You can pre-order Bad Frequencies ahead of its release here.

On the song, Singer and Guitarist JT Woodruff shares "If we try, we can stay young forever, but I'm not sure we actually want to. "Pink Hearts" is about burning through relationships, because you are selfishly just having fun when you are young. Eventually you have to wake up and grow up, and hope that you haven't cut someone too deep."

"We wrote Bad Frequencies over the course of a year, which was our longest writing process as a band.  We played 170 shows in 2017, wrote every moment that we could, then demoed, then recorded an album.  I think we fit everything we possibly could in 365 days, and we are very proud of that," continues Woodruff on the upcoming album.

The album was produced by Hawthorne Heights along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio), and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy Winner, NOFX, Social Distortion). The band previously worked with Ingram on the Hurt EP as well as Webb for "Push Me Away" which was released last summer ahead of their full run on the Vans Warped Tour.
Bad Frequencies Track Listing:
In Gloom
Pink Hearts
Crimson Sand
The Perfect Way To Fall Apart
Just Another Ghost
Bad Frequencies
Skylark
Edge Of Town
Starlighter (Echo, Utah)
Push Me Away
The Suicide Mile
Straight Down The Line
Pills

Hawthorne Heights is composed of JT Woodruff (Vocals, Guitar), Mark McMillon (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Ridenour (Bass, Backing Vocals), Chris Popadak (Drums). The band has remained dedicated to their fans and has maintained a hard-working DIY mentality over the course of their 14-year career while delivering monumental albums like The Silence in Black And White and If Only You Were Lonely. ANY ADDITIONAL BIO INFO?

On signing with Pure Noise Records, the band shares, "We had been doing it ourselves for a few years, and while we love having all that freedom, we really thought that this was a great album to dive back into the label atmosphere. We've followed Pure Noise for years, and have always been impressed with how they release records, and the bands they choose to sign. We really believe that Bad Frequencies is one of the best things that we've created as Hawthorne Heights, so we wanted to give it every possible chance at success. After a few conversations with Jake, we knew everything would come together quickly, and that it would be a fun project for both the band and label."

 Godsmack Announce New Album.

GodsmackFriday 2nd March 2018
20 years since the release of their debut album and 20 million worldwide sales later, GODSMACK are an even stronger animal than before. The proof is in the grooves of WHEN LEGENDS RISE, their first studio outing in four years, due out April 27th via Spinefarm Records.

The album is available for pre-order now (here), along with instant grat track, 'Bulletproof'; this first single / video shows the band – Sully Erna [vocals, guitar], Tony Rombola [guitar], Robbie Merrill [bass] and Shannon Larkin [drums] – doubling down on their combination of tightly wound riffs, rhythmic fury, naked emotions and pushed-to-the-edge vocals, all fired up with melodic precision and tight songcraft.

"It was just about evolving as a songwriter," says singer / songwriter Erna. "I wanted to stretch my wings even further, to use all of the experiences I've had writing different types of music over the years and apply that to finding a way to introduce a newer, fresher, more mature sound, whilst still maintaining the power of Godsmack." 

WHEN LEGENDS RISE, the band's seventh studio album, was recorded at their headquarters (GSHQ) in Derry, New Hampshire, and produced by Erik Ron and Erna. Sonically intense and layered, it pushes the band forward, kicking off with the title track which begins with tribal-style drums and lethal riffs.

'When Legends Rise' speaks to "the band and our journey," says Erna. "It's been an amazing road we have travelled through all the ups and downs.  But being able to conquer those challenging times with alcohol and egos and everything else that can tear a band apart is what we are the most proud of.  To be able to stand strong again and do it better than we ever have. It's about burning it down and building it back up. It's the Phoenix rising from the ashes!"

Emotions run strong on 'Bulletproof'. Continues Erna:-
"I always write about things that have affected me on an emotional level. I think everyone knows that about me by now. But if I choose to do that, I have to be prepared to be honest and vulnerable. And so the challenge is figuring out how 'exposed' you want to be with personal information. But I've also learnt over the years that, for me, being transparent, even to the point of embarrassment sometimes, is so much better than holding it inside and extending that pain longer than you need to. 'Bulletproof' is just another moment in my life when I allowed myself to be vulnerable and got hurt. It's this kind of carelessness from other people that eventually hardens you and forces you to put up that wall to protect yourself. So when and if they circle back around and try to get back in, you make yourself bulletproof."

Another album standout is the anthemic 'Unforgettable' with its towering, massive sound and some special vocal guests.

"It's my favourite song on the record," reveals Erna. "I work with an organisation called C.A.T.S. (Community Alliance for Teen Safety) that focusses on helping young kids stay on the right path, so I invited a bunch of kids from the Derry Middle Schools of New Hampshire to sing with me, which I feel really brought this song over the top! They were incredible, and the song is Unforgettable!!"

Another highlight of WHEN LEGENDS RISE is the powerful string-laden ballad 'Under Your Scars'.

"I come from a very broad background in music," reflects Erna.  "My great uncle was a famous composer in Sicily, and my dad is still a musician and runs an Italian band in the Boston area. So as I've grown over the years as an artist, I've regressed back to ALL TYPES of music and instruments I love working and composing with. So I called upon my dear friend Irina Chirkova to lay down the cello parts, and Zvezdelina Haltakova (both from Bulgaria) did all the violin parts for me. And I really feel that this specific track will be something people will gravitate towards since it's the first real ballad we've put on a Godsmack record. I think, like it or not, they will gravitate towards it to explore it out of curiosity. But again, it's about taking risks and expanding."

WHEN LEGENDS RISE follows the success of 2014's '1,000 HP', which entered the Top Billboard 200 chart at #3, with two #1 debuts (Billboard Top Alternative Albums: #1 Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums: #1).

One of rock's most explosive live acts, GODSMACK will perform at a series of US festivals this spring / summer, followed by a major outdoor amphitheatre tour, then a return to the UK & Europe later in 2018.

The WHEN LEGENDS RISE track-listing is as follows:-
'When Legends Rise'
'Bulletproof'
'Unforgettable'
'Every Part Of Me'
'Take It To The Edge'
'Under Your Scars'
'Someday'
'Just One Time'
'Say My Name'
'Let It Out'
'Eye Of The Storm'

 Tremonti Announce UK Tour.

TremontiFriday 2nd March 2018
Florida metal crew TREMONTI, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, have announced a new set of UK & European tour dates. Already confirmed to support Iron Maiden for a number of dates in mainland Europe, the new shows are all headline appearances.

Pre-sale tickets are available now with general sale beginning this Friday, 2nd March, at 10am from www.marktremonti.com, all good ticket agents, and direct from venue box offices. Special guests will be announced at a later date.

Tremonti's UK run consists of:
Thu 28th Jun - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 29th Jun - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 30th Jun - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Mon 2nd Jul - BELFAST Limelight
Tue 3rd Jul - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 5th Jul - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids

The band release their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, via Napalm Records later this Summer. Being recorded with longtime producer, Michael "Elvis" Baskette, Mark revealed on social media last week that he'd just finished laying down the lead vocals. Fans can pre-order various exclusives bundles at https://www.fret12.com/collections/tremonti.

Mark Tremonti is the Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter known for his work in the critically acclaimed Alter Bridge and in the multi-platinum rock juggernaut Creed. Having sold over 50 million records worldwide, Mark is the man behind massive hits like "My Own Prison", "Higher", "Isolation", and "Addicted To Pain."  His recognisable sound has garnered him a loyal fan base worldwide. Guitar World dubbed him "Guitarist of the Year" three consecutive years in a row, and he ranked as the "fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist ever" in Total Guitar.

 Sevendust Announce New Album.

SevendustThursday 1st March 2018
Twenty-four years into their career and still with all original members, US heavy rockers Sevendust are set to release their 12th studio album, 'All I See Is War', on May 11 via a newly-inked deal with Rise Records.  [cover art attached]

Recorded last autumn at Studio Barbarosa in Florida, the new album was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Slash, Coldrain, Story Of The Year). 'All I See Is War'is the follow up to 2015's 'Kill The Flaw', a record that brought the band their highest album sales chart position of their career and saw them nominated for 'Best Metal Performance' at the 2016 Grammy Awards. More album details and pre-order information will be revealed shortly.

>Prior to festival season touring, Sevendust head out on the road in the USA this April, with special guests Memphis May Fire. More touring news is still to come but expect the band to return to the UK in 2018! 
Having shared stages with everyone from Avenged Sevenfold, Iron Maiden, and Korn to Black Stone Cherry and Alter Bridge, the live show by these consummate musicians is not to be missed!

Sevendust formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1994 and have forged one of hard rock's most diehard audiences. 2014's acoustic offering 'Time Traveler's & Bonfires' saw an overwhelming response from that community, being quickly funded through a highly successful PledgeMusic campaign. Just a year prior, 'Black Out The Sun' entered Billboard's Top Hard Music Albums chart at #1 and landed at #18 on the Top 200. They kicked off their illustrious career with an untouchable string of three gold albums, beginning with their self-titled 1997 debut and continuing with 'Home' in 1999 and 'Animosity' in 2001. The band have sold out shows across the globe and performed at some of the world's biggest rock festivals, as well as conquering the digital world, racking up over 1.1 million likes on Facebook and 8 million views on YouTube.

 Casey Announce New Song 'Bruise'.

CaseyThursday 1st March 2018
South Wales five-piece CASEY are on the verge of releasing their affecting second album 'Where I Go When I Am Sleeping' and now they've revealed another new song from the record in the form of 'Bruise'. 'Bruise', alongside further as-yet-unreleased album tracks 'Needlework' and 'The Funeral', serves as somewhat of a link between Casey's first album 'Love Is Not Enough' and 'Where I Go...'. As vocalist Tom Weaver explains, 'Bruise' "explores how I feel now about the topics I was writing about on the first record. It also looks forward, introducing the idea that the experiences I've been through have left me in a fragile state, which leads into a feeling of guilt and of insufficiency, not feeling deserving enough of happiness."

'Where I Go When I Am Sleeping' was produced by Brad Wood (Touché Amoré, Sunny Day Real Estate, Placebo) and will be released via Hassle Records on 16th March with Rise Records handling release duties in North America. It's a deeply personal journey through Weaver's various afflictions. "I was diagnosed with brittle bones at birth," he explains, "and when I was 15 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and at 20 I was diagnosed with manic depression. I've also had a heart attack and a stroke and I was in this crazy car accident that crushed half my face. They're big life events, but a lot of the stuff that's happened to me medically was stuff that I was just living through at the time. Looking back now, though, I realise I could have died four or five times. I'm lucky to be here."

Where I Go When I Am Sleeping - March 2018 Release Shows:
16th - Cardiff - Buffalo Bar (in association with Spillers Records)
17th - Kingston - Banquet Instore (Matinee All Ages) & Fighting Cocks (18+) (in association with Banquet Records)
22nd - Sheffield - Picturehouse (in association with Bears Den Records)
 
WHERE I GO WHEN I AM SLEEPING EU|UK TOUR 2018
(with support from Endless Heights & Rarity)

30.03.18 Belgium Dendermonde @ JH Zenith  
31.03.18 Netherlands Arnhem @ Willemeen   
01.04.18 Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden  
02.04.18 Germany Hannover @ Mephisto  
03.04.18 Germany Nürnberg @ Z-Bau  
04.04.18 Germany Leipzig @ Naumanns  
06.04.18 Hungary Budapest @ Dürer Kert  
08.04.18 Germany Munich @ Feierwerk  
09.04.18 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff  
10.04.18 Germany Frankfurt @