Mark Morton Releases Cover Of Pearl Jams 'Black'.

Mark MortonMonday 27th January 2020
The second video from Lamb of God guitarist MARK MORTON’s new solo EP - a cover of the Pearl Jam hit “Black” featuring vocalist Mark Morales - has been revealed today.

Filmed in the UK recently, the video premiered earlier today with Consequence of Sound and can also be seen at: https://youtu.be/PjKBvyzFTvE.

“The early ‘90s were such an important and vibrant time for rock music in general, and I feel like ‘Black’ is one of the great songs from that era,” MORTON says. “Our approach in covering it was to present a super stripped-down version, sticking the essence of the song. It’s got a very lonely feel to it and Mark Morales delivered an absolutely incredible vocal performance.”

EtherMORTON’s second solo offering, was released this month via Rise Records. The primarily acoustic EP is comprised of three original tracks and two covers that showcase MORTON’s diversity as a musician. As with last year’s solo debut, Anesthetic, the guitarist enlisted the talents of various musicians and vocalists to bring his songs to life.

Morales, who regularly tours as part of MORTON’s live band, sings two songs on the EP - the original track “All I Had To Lose” and “Black.” Additional vocals are provided by Lzzy Hale on The Black Crowes cover “She Talks To Angels,” Light The Torch vocalist Howard Jones on “Love My Enemy” and Moon Tooth singer John Carbone on “The Fight.” Ether was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of GodGojiraTrivium).

Watch the video for the EP’s first single, "All I Had To Lose" featuring Mark Morales, at https://youtu.be/0oEBUIAqlQY.

Ether is available via digital retailers. For a list of providers, visit https://riserecords.lnk.to/ether. Physical copies of Ether are available via Rise Records.

AnestheticMORTON’s first 10-track solo album, was made alongside a dream team of highly respected musicians from a multitude of musical worlds. Singers on the album include Chester BenningtonRandy BlytheJacoby ShaddixMyles KennedyAlissa White-GluzMark LaneganChuck BillyJake OniJosh ToddMark Morales and Naeemah Maddox. Musically, MORTON performs all guitars, with Roy MayorgaDavid EllefsonRay LuzierPaolo GregolettoAlex BentMike InezJean-Paul GasterSteve GormanMarc FordYanni Papadopoulos and Chris Brooks completing the band. The single "Cross Off," featuring late Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington and Trivium's rhythm section of Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent, spent six weeks in the Top 10 Active Rock US radio chart and has now amassed more than 14 million plays on Spotify and YouTube.

Following the 2019 release of AnestheticMORTON took his live band, consisting of Morales on lead vocals, Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves) on guitar, Nick Villarreal (Sons Of Texas) on bass, Art Cruz (Lamb of GodProng, Winds of Plague, on a North American co-headline tour with Light the Torch.

MORTON recently wrapped a handful of intimate acoustic shows in the UK as a three piece with vocalist Mark Morales and guitarist Joe Harvatt.

 The Stranglers Announce October UK Tour.

The StranglersMonday 27th January 2020
One of the UK's most exciting, credible and influential British groups, The Stranglers have announced an extensive full production UK tour in October and November 2020 and have confirmed that this will be the last time they intend to play together in this way. The band have stated that this will be their final extensive tour of the UK and whilst they may not be checking out completely just yet this will be the last opportunity to see them playing together in a comprehensive touring format. The band promise a set that will be covering tracks from their extensive catalogue spanning over 45 years. 

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

As always, audiences can expect to be swept up high on the wave of The Stranglers' powerful sound, pounding rhythms, soaring melodies, quirky humour and thrillingly daring musicianship for an exhilarating live experience. Due to overwhelming demand from the band's fans is has been decided to invite Ruts DC to be special guests.

With their final full UK tour and the imminent release of their debut movie, 2020 will be an iconic action - packed year for The Stranglers.

Tickets for The Stranglers final full UK tour go on sale Friday 31st January via 
WWW.GIGSANDTOURS.COM and WWW.TICKETMASTER.CO.UK

OCTOBER 2020

Tue 20 Lincoln Engine Shed
Thu 22 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Fri 23 Bristol O2 Academy
Sat 24 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Mon 26 Norwich UEA
Tue 27 Brighton Dome
Thu 29 Newcastle O2 Academy
Fri 30 Sheffield City Hall
Sat 31 Birmingham O2 Academy
 
NOVEMBER 2020
 
Mon 02 Portsmouth Guildhall
Tue 03 Nottingham Rock City
Thu 05 Aberdeen Music Hall
Sat 07 Glasgow O2 Academy
Mon 09 Stoke Victoria Hall
Tue 10 Leicester De Montfort Hall
Thu 12 Leeds O2 Academy
Sat 14 Manchester O2 Apollo
Mon 16 Guildford G Live
Tue 17 Reading Hexagon
Thu 19 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Sat 21 London O2 Academy Brixton

 Parkway Drive Announce 'Viva The Underdogs' Soundtrack.

Parkway DriveMonday 27th January 2020
Australian metal band Parkway Drive have announced Viva The Underdogs, the soundtrack to the band's documentary film by the same name, to be released March 27. Featuring 11 live tracks from the band's 2019 headlining set at German heavy metal festival Wacken Open Air, the soundtrack also includes 3 studio tracks recorded in German; "Würgegriff (Vice Grip)", "Die Leere (The Void)", and "Schattenboxen (Shadow Boxing)" which features German rapper Casper. Today, the band share both the live version and the German version (Die Leere) of "The Void," previously off the band's sixth studio album Reverence. The soundtrack is currently available for pre-order, here.

"This was hands down one of the most unique projects we've undertaken," says vocalist Winston McCall on recording "Die Leere" (The Void). "The idea of taking our songs and interpreting them through another language was a massive challenge, but considering the amount of time, love and support that has been shown to us over the years we wanted to commit to doing the project with full integrity. The result is every effort being made to translate the meaning, spirit, and conviction of these songs in a language that is not our own. We hope the result helps to strengthen the connection this music creates. We offer you these songs out of respect and our heartfelt thanks for all the times you have sung them with us in their original forms. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed the process of creating them."

LISTEN TO THE DOUBLE SINGLE NOW

The documentary, 'Viva The Underdogs,' features over a decade of behind the scenes personal footage, coupled with unprecedented access to the band's most explosive live tours and world's biggest music festivals. The film gives an incredibly honest and candid look at Parkway Drive's 15-year underdog journey; the good-times, battles, triumphs, and sacrifices.

WATCH THE TRAILER NOW

VIVA THE UNDERDOGS SOUNDTRACK TRACK LISTING
1. Prey (Live at Wacken)
2. Carrion (Live at Wacken)
3. Karma (Live at Wacken)
4. The Void (Live at Wacken)
5. Idols (Live at Wacken)
6. Dedicated (Live at Wacken)
7. Absolute Power (Live at Wacken)
8. Wild Eyes (Live at Wacken)
9. Chronos (Live at Wacken)
10. Crushed (Live at Wacken)
11. Bottom Feeder (Live at Wacken)
12. Würgegriff (Vice Grip)
13. Die Leere (The Void)
14. Schattenboxen (Shadow Boxing) feat. Casper

Parkway Drive will kick off their Viva The Underdogs - European Revolution 2020' Arena Tour on April 1st in Hamburg (Germany). Supporting them during the entire tour will be Hatebreed, Stick To Your Guns and Venom Prison. Please see below for the full list of dates.

April 1st, 2020 - Hamburg, Sporthalle (DE) - TICKETS       
April 2nd, 2020 - Leipzig, Arena (DE) - TICKETS    
April 3rd, 2020 - München, Olympiahalle (DE) - TICKETS
April 4th, 2020 - Zürich, Samsung Hall (CH) - TICKETS
April 6th, 2020 - Budapest, "Papp László Budapest Sportaréna" (HU) - TICKETS
April 7th, 2020 - Vienna, Stadthalle (AT) - TICKETS            
April 9th, 2020 - Frankfurt, Festhalle (DE) - TICKETS       
April 10th, 2020 - Schijndel, Paaspop (NL) - TICKETS       
April 11th, 2020 - Dortmund, Westfalenhalle (DE) - TICKETS        
April 13th, 2020 – Esch/Alzette, Rockhal (LUX) - TICKETS
April 15th, 2020 - Paris, Zenith (FR) - TICKETS      
April 16th, 2020 - Brussels, Forest National (BE) - TICKETS             
April 18th, 2020 - London, The SSE Arena Wembley (UK) - TICKETS      

 Wednesday 13 Releases New Single 'Monster'.

Wednesday 13Monday 27th January 2020
Just days away from kicking off their North American tour, WEDNESDAY 13 and his boo crew have debuted a new lyric video for the latest single, 'Monster' (Feat. Cristina Scabbia of LACUNA COIL) from their recently released album, 'Necrophaze,' that is available now from Nuclear Blast Records.

Watch the lyric video for 'Monster' here: https://youtu.be/FE_m7Ya9c6s
 
Purchase 'Necrophaze' here: http://www.nuclearblast.com/w13-necrophaze
Purchase 'Necrophaze'  bundles here: https://theoraclemanagementmerch.com/collections/wednesday-13

"'Monster' is the 1st WEDNESDAY 13 song recorded to feature guest vocals. I wanted something different than I had ever tried before and I wanted a female vocalist. Cristina was the perfect choice for this song. I gave her the lyrics and some minor details, and she came back with what you hear. She totally floored us with her amazing vocal range and adding a new element never heard on one of our songs before." – WEDNESDAY 13

"This collaboration was born from blackness. WEDNESDAY and I are both fans of the darkest vision of art and music, and when I was asked to sing with him for the song 'Monster', I immediately visualized his concept and shared it with pleasure. What I love about this song is that some people in life are taking the worst out of us... but demonizing it all and pushing away the tension through notes is the best thing to do." – Cristina Scabbia

WEDNESDAY 13's
8th studio album, 'Necrophaze,' is available now from Nuclear Blast Records. Featuring special guest appearances from, Alice Cooper, Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR), Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Jeff Clayton (GG Allin's MURDER JUNKIES) and Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL) among others, 'Necrophaze' shocks and surprises with a cauldron of monster riffs and haunting lyrics and have listeners feening for more.

Heavily influenced by real-life night terror occurrences of WEDNESDAY himself, historical serial killers, and a slew of 80's horror films, the ideas behind 'Necrophazeare bizarrely familiar, frightening, and a hell of a lot of fun. Being a collector of both media and toys, WEDNESDAY 13 was inspired by a craving for variety to create dual album artwork for this release (seen below). The covers showcase either end of the horror spectrum with a 'Creepshow' comic book vibe for the LP artwork, and the eeriness of something akin to John Carpenter's 'The Fog' adorning the CD.

More from 'Necrophaze' :
'Zodiac' Trailer - https://youtu.be/AFhqlXv1nCw
'Decompose' Visualizer - https://youtu.be/mdqrNZOwzzc
'Bring Your Own Blood' Visualizer - https://youtu.be/B1iZ6KHx7KQ
'Necrophaze' Visualizer - https://youtu.be/qY7i3Y04ejo
'Necrophaze' Commercial - https://youtu.be/Btc7dTOff-Q
Necroflakes Cereal Commercial - https://youtu.be/Btc7dTOff-Q

WEDNESDAY 13 live: 
w/THE 69 EYES, THE NOCTURNAL AFFAIR, THE CROWNED
Jan 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
Jan 25 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Jan 26 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater
Jan 28 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
Jan 29 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
Jan 30 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
Jan 31 - Lincoln, NE - The Royal Grove
Feb 1 - Denver, CO - Oriental Theater
Feb 3 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Feb 4 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Feb 6 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
Feb 7 - West Hollywood, CA - The Whisky A Go Go
Feb 8 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
Feb 9 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
Feb 11 - Dallas, TX - GMBG
Feb 12 - New Orleans, LA - Southport Music Hall
Feb 14 - Orlando, FL - Soundbar
Feb 15 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Feb 16 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East
Feb 17 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Feb 18 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
Feb 19 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
Feb 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Craft House
Feb 21 - Cleveland, OH - The Odeon
Feb 22 - Reading, PA - Reverb

 Alter Bridge Release New Single.

Alter BridgeMonday 27h January 2020
On the heels of their first career #1 on the Top Current Albums Chart in the US and guitarist Mark Tremonti being voted Guitarist of the Decade by Guitar World magazine, Alter Bridge are getting ready to kick off the first leg of their Walk The Sky Tour 2020 this month. The band will kick off in Lake Charles, LA at the Golden Nugget Casino on January 31 before jumping on board Shiprocked as co-headliner alongside Halestorm. Back on land, the band will be making stops in Nashville, TN; Indianapolis, IN; Milwaukee, Wi; and Los Angeles, CA among others before wrapping up on February 27 in Spokane, WA. This leg will be just the beginning of what is shaping up to be a robust year of tour around the globe for Alter Bridge with more shows to be announced in the future. Ticket information for all shows can be found at: https://alterbridge.com.

Walk The Sky US Tour 2020

1-31 – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget Casino *
2-1 – 2-6 – Shiprocked
2-8 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
2-9 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Center
2-11 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
2-12 – Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
2-14 – Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre AC
2-15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
2-17 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
2-18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
2-20 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
2-21 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Montbleu Resort
2-23 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
2-24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
2-26 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
2-27 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

Alter Bridge recently released their latest album Walk The Sky (Napalm Records) to critical acclaim and career milestone chart success. The latest album brought the band comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips their first ever #1 on the US Top Current Albums chart - it landed at #4 in the UK main album chart. The band’s newest release found a home at #1 on over a dozen charts around the globe including: Top Current Albums (US), Billboard Top Albums (US), Current Hard Music Albums (US), Current Rock Albums (US), Current Alternative Albums (US), Record Label Independent Current Albums (US), Record Label Independent Current Album Consumption (US), Internet Albums (US), Top Albums – Market Share – ADA (US), Top Albums with TEA (US), Hard Music (Canada), Top Hard Music Albums (Canada), 100 Independent Albums (UK), Rock & Metal Chart (UK), Top 100 Swiss Albums (Switzerland). Walk The Sky entered the official album Charts at #3 in Austria, Scotland and the Swedish Hard Rock Charts, at #4 in the UK and Canada at #5 in Germany, at #7 in Australia and #16 on the US Billboard 200. Walk The Sky is produced by longtime collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette and is available in various configurations at https://smarturl.it/WalkTheSky.

 Stiff Little Fingers For March UK Tour.

Stiff Little FingersMonday 27th January 2020
Legendary Northern Irish punk rock act Stiff Little Fingers are delighted to announce a full UK tour in March 2020 - The 2020 Tour.

The tour will see the band play their 29th consecutive Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom St. Patrick's Day show as part of their traditional March tour. The band also headline London's Roundhouse to end the 13-date run.

All the dates will feature support from The Professionals and TV Smith. The Roundhouse show only will also feature a very special guest slot from the Neville Staple Band. With an iconic career of over 40 years, Stiff Little Fingers remain as vital as ever.

The full tour dates are as follows:
Thursday 12thMarch 2020                               Bristol, O2 Academy
Friday 13thMarch 2020                                     Cardiff, Great Hall
Saturday 14thMarch 2020                               Birmingham, O2 Academy
Monday 16thMarch 2020                                Norwich, UEA
Tuesday 17thMarch 2020                                 Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
Thursday 19thMarch 2020                               Troon, Concert Hall
Friday 20thMarch 2020                                     Newcastle, O2 Academy
Saturday 21stMarch 2020                                Leeds, O2 Academy
Monday 23rdMarch 2020                                Northampton, Roadmenders
Tuesday 24thMarch 2020                                 Nottingham, Rock City
Thursday 26thMarch 2020                               Portsmouth, Pyramids   
Friday 27thMarch 2020                                     Manchester, Academy
Saturday 28thMarch 2020                               London, Roundhouse
 
Tickets are available from www.slf.rocks

 In Flames Announce UK Tour.

In FlamesMonday 27th January 2020
Last year, Swedish metal giants IN FLAMES unleashed their latest album I, The Mask onto the world, through Nuclear Blast. The highly lauded record achieved great chart positions, including #1 in Sweden and Austria as well as #2 in Germany. Now the band are proud to announce they will be returning to our UK shores for a run of nine shows, as part of a wider European tour. Support acts will be announced later.

Frontman Anders Fridén stated:
"Jesterheads, we're excited to be back in the UK and the EU for the first time in over a year this April and May. Let's kick off 2020 head banging together!"

Tickets will go on-sale this Friday 24th January @ 10am GMT via the below links:

IN FLAMES - 2020 UK + EU TOUR
25.04.    UK    Edinburgh – Liquid Room
26.04.    UK    Liverpool – O2 Academy 2
27.04.    UK    Sheffield – Leadmill
29.04.    UK    Bristol – Thekla
30.04.    UK    Wolverhampton – Steel Mill
01.05.    UK    Stoke – Sugarmill
02.05.    UK    London - Ulu
03.05.    UK    Brighton – Concorde 2

05.05.    UK    Southampton – Engine Rooms

06.05.    FR    Lille – Splendid
07.05.    CH    Lausanne – Les Docks
09.05.    IT      Padova  – Hall
10.05.    IT      Rome - Orion
11.05.    IT      Milan – Live Club
12.05.    SL     Ljubijana – Katedrala Hall
13.05.    CR    Zagreb – Boogaloo
15.05.    MC    Skopje – MKC Dancing Hall
16.05.    GR    Thessaloniki – Principal Club
17.05.    GR    Athens – Gazi Music Hall
19.05.    BL     Sofia – Universiada Hall
20.05.    SR    Belgrade – SKC
22.05.    HU    Budapest – Barba Negra Track
23.05.    SL     Bratislava – MMC
24.05.    CZ     Prague – Mala Sportovni Hala
26.05.    UA     Kiev – Nau
27.05.    BY     Minsk – Prime Hall
29.05.    LT      Riga – Palladium
30.05.    ET     Tallinn – Helitehas
31.05.    LI       Vilnius – Loftas Club
03.06.    PL      Warsaw – Stodola

 Mark Morton Releases New Single 'All I Had To Lose'.

Mark MortonTMonday 20th January 2020
Lamb of God guitarist MARK MORTON has revealed the first video from his new solo EP, Ether, out today via Rise Records.

Watch the video for the EP’s first single, “All I Had To Lose" featuring Mark Morales, today at https://youtu.be/0oEBUIAqlQY. The video premiered with Loudwire in the USA including an exclusive interview.


MORTON’s second solo offering is primarily acoustic and consists of three original tracks and two covers. MORTON cites “All I Had To Lose,” released last week as a single, as “one of the most personal songs I have ever written.”

As with last year’s solo debut, Anesthetic, the guitarist enlisted the talents of various musicians and vocalists to bring his songs to life. In addition to Morales, who regularly tours as part of MORTON’s live band, Ether features appearances by Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage, Light the Torch), John Carbone (Moon Tooth). The EP is made up of three original songs and two covers that once again showcase MORTON’s diversity as a musician. Ether was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Trivium).

Ether tracklisting:
1. All I Had To Lose (featuring Mark Morales)
2. The Fight (featuring John Carbone)
3. She Talks To Angels (featuring Lzzy Hale) *The Black Crowes cover
4. Love My Enemy (featuring Howard Jones)
5. Black (featuring Mark Morales) *Pearl Jam cover

Ether is available today via digital retailers. For a list of providers, visit https://riserecords.lnk.to/ether. Physical copies of Ether are available for pre-order via Rise Records

Anesthetic, MORTON’s first 10-track solo album, was made alongside a dream team of highly respected musicians from a multitude of musical worlds. Singers on the album include Chester Bennington, Randy Blythe, Jacoby Shaddix, Myles Kennedy, Alissa White-Gluz, Mark Lanegan, Chuck Billy, Jake Oni, Josh Todd, Mark Morales and Naeemah Maddox. Musically, MORTON performs all guitars, with Roy Mayorga, David Ellefson, Ray Luzier, Paolo Gregoletto, Alex Bent, Mike Inez, Jean-Paul Gaster, Steve Gorman, Marc Ford, Yanni Papadopoulos and Chris Brooks completing the band. The single "Cross Off," featuring late Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington and Trivium's rhythm section of Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent, spent six weeks in the Top 10 Active Rock US radio chart and has now amassed more than 14 million plays on Spotify and YouTube.

Following the release of Anesthetic, MORTON took his live band, consisting of Morales on lead vocals, Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves) on guitar, Nick Villarreal (Sons Of Texas) on bass, Art Cruz (Lamb of God, Prong, Winds of Plague, on a North American co-headline tour with Light the Torch.

MORTON recently wrapped a handful of intimate acoustic shows in the UK as a three piece with vocalist Mark Morales and guitarist Joe Harvatt.

 Avenged Sevenfold Release New Studio Track 'Set Me Free'.

Avenged SevenfoldMonday 20th January 2020
Grammy-nominated rock band Avenged Sevenfold have announced that their platinum-certified DVD/CD, Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough, will be released digitally for the very first time via Warner Records. Diamonds In The Rough, originally released in 2008 as a compilation CD that included B-sides recorded during the making of the band's self-titled debut, will be released on February 7, while Live In The LBC, originally released as a live DVD from the band's 2008 show at Long Beach Arena, will be released on March 6. Both releases are available for pre-order now. Pre-order Diamonds In The Rough HERE; Pre-order Live in the LBC HERE.  Order vinyl HERE.

The 2020 vinyl and digital release of Diamonds In The Rough is expanded by five new tracks, including "Set Me Free," out today, which was previously recorded – but never released – for their award-winning sixth studio album, Hail To The King. The 16-track album also includes other hard-to-find tracks such as the fan-favourite "St, James," "4AM," and "Lost It All," as well as the band's cover of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid." Diamonds In The Rough will be released on limited edition clear vinyl.

Watch/Share "Set Me Free" Visualizer: HERE

Listen/Share "Set Me Free" Audio: HERE

Avenged Sevenfold co-founder and singer M. Shadows explains, "It's very typical of musicians to write 20 to 30 songs for a particular album. Most of the time, they take the best of the bunch and call it a day, discarding the rest. We have never written like that. We don't usually finish songs unless they are fulfilling a purpose. The one exception to this was during the self-titled era. We were experimenting with our sound, producing ourselves and we had no one to reel us in. Eventually, the unreleased songs from these sessions were released under the name Diamonds in the Rough. We've heard the demand from many fans that want to stream the album and we wanted to make it special. So, we have remastered the album and added some hard to find tracks. We even found an unreleased track from the Hail to the King sessions that we think you will enjoy."

Diamonds In The Rough Tracklisting:

  1. Demons
  2. Girl I Know
  3. Crossroads
  4. Flash Of The Blade (Iron Maiden Cover)
  5. Until The End
  6. Tension
  7. Walk (Pantera Cover)
  8. The Fight
  9. Dancing Dead
  10. Almost Easy (CLA Mix)
  11. Afterlife (Alternate Version)

Additional tracks added to new expanded version:

  1. St. James (bonus track on Hail To The King limited edition)
  1. Set Me Free (unreleased; recorded during the Hail To The King sessions)
  1. 4 AM (B-side on the Welcome to the Family EP)
  1. Lost It All (Bonus track on Japanese edition of Nightmare)
  1. Paranoid (Black Sabbath cover)

 
Live In The LBC Tracklisting:

  1. Critical Acclaim (Live)
  2. Second Heartbeat (Live)
  3. Afterlife (Live)
  4. Beast and the Harlot (Live)
  5. Scream (Live)
  6. Seize the Day (Live)
  7. Walk (Live)
  8. Bat Country (Live)
  9. Almost Easy (Live)
  10. Gunslinger (Live)
  11. Unholy Confessions (Live)
  12. A Little Piece of Heaven (Live) 


 Green Day Release New Single 'Oh Yeah'.

Green DayThursday 16th January 2020
Five-time Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day unleash their latest single, "Oh Yeah!" from their new album, Father Of All... available February 7th on Reprise/Warner Records. "Oh Yeah!" follows #1 rock single and title track "Father Of All...".
 
Stream "Oh Yeah!" here  |  Watch "Oh Yeah!" music video here
 
Green Day will embark on a nearly sold-out global stadium tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer this summer. The Hella Mega Tour presented by Harley-Davidson kicks off June 13th in Paris and will visit cities throughout Europe, North America, and the U.K.  Additionally, Green Day will perform a series of solo shows. Click here for all dates.  
 
Live –
26 June – London Stadium

 Black Star Riders For Ramblin Man Fair Festival.

Black Star RidersThursday 16th January 2020
Off the back of an extremely successful 2019, Black Star Riders greet the new decade with an incredibly relevant new video "In The Shadow Of The War Machine", out today via Nuclear Blast. 
You can watch "In The Shadow Of The War Machine" video here: https://youtu.be/u4BrHilwRZY

The track describes the condition in which we all currently live in: a world where economical interest prevails over the common good; a world where we are forced to face constant uncertainties. As the band says: "vote for a clown ... you have a circus". The music perfectly reflects the content: the pounding rhythm of each verse echoes the oppression of the war machine; the heavier and more aggressive chorus underlines the frustration we feel rising every day.

"In The Shadow od The War Machine" is taken from the band's latest record "Another State Of Grace" which reached#14 in the national chart and #1 in the rock chart. The record isa stunning collection of anthemic rock songs recorded at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California in February 2019 and produced & mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep).

In addition, Black Star Riders are also thrilled to announce they will perform as special guests on Saturday July 18th at Ramblin' Man Fair 2020. The band will share the stage with the likes of: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Keifer and Clutch.

Front-man Ricky Warwick comments: "Ramblin' Man Fair is a fantastic festival! Black Star Riders will be making their return to the festival on Saturday 18thJuly as special guest to legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd ... We can't wait to come back! We'll see you there."

UK Tour Dates 2020
Saturday 18thJuly 2020 – Ramblin' Man Fair
Saturday 29thAugust 2020 – Stone Dead Festival
 , MI—The Crofoot Ballroom

 We Came As Romans Release New Video.

We Came As RomansThursday 16th January 2020
We Came As Romans — Joshua Moore [guitar], Dave Stephens [vocals], Lou Cotton [guitar], Andy Glass [bass] and David Puckett [drums] — have shared the video for their brand new song 'From the First Note'. Watch here: youtu.be/0B6uLfqks_o

'From the First Note' and 'Carry the Weight' served as the first tracks that the band released since singer Kyle Pavone's tragic passing in August 2018. 

"'FTFN' is a song the celebrates the time that we got to spend with Kyle and acknowledges how truly remarkable of a brother and bandmate he was," says Moore"Lyrically, I was able to reference 'To Plant a Seed and 'Tracing Back Roots,' -which were both written about the start of the band and how we lived together. I was able to take Kyle's recorded vocal from 'TPA' and fit it into the bridge of the song, so we can always hear him when we listen and play it."

"We wrote 'From The First Note' as a promise to Kyle to not only preserve the amazing moments and memories we had together, but to continue carrying on the legacy of everything we built together,"
says Glass. "The video portrays the band playing in a dream-like state, surrounded by beautiful colors and flowers. Our albums throughout the years have had themes of roots, branches, and overall growth. So we felt it was only right to create something that not only captured that essence but persevered it as well."

The band will also embark on an 10th anniversary tour celebrating their landmark, 2009-released album To Plant A Seed. The tour kicks off on March 5 in Chicago and runs through April 11 in Pontiac, Michigan, and will feature support from The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon and Dayseeker. All dates are below.

To Plant A Seed was a definitive sonic statement for We Came As Romans and remains a fan favourite to this day. It's only fitting that the band commemorate the release.

"We're really excited to announce the 10-year anniversary tour for our first record To Plant A Seed," said Moore at the time tour was announced. "Being able to watch our fans connect with us through music over the last decade has been an amazing privilege, and it all started with To Plant A Seed. Way back in 2009 when we recorded it, we had no idea where it would take us or what we were really even doing, and it's awesome to see that we can play these songs still, and feel that connection with you."

He continued, "But over the course of 10 years, we've released four other albums and we're even working on a fifth! With that being said, we are going to be throwing these songs into the vault of old WCAR — and retiring them from all future setlists after this tour. So make sure you grab your tickets and come hear these songs one last time live."

WE CAME AS ROMANS ON TOUR
WITH THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, GIDEON, + DAYSEEKER

3/5—Chicago, IL—House of Blues
3/6—St. Louis, MO—Ready Room
3/7—Indianapolis, IN—The Citadel Music Hall
3/8—Grand Rapids, MI—The Intersection
3/10—Toronto, ON—Opera House
3/11—Montreal, QC—Club Soda
3/13—Worcester, MA—The Palladium
3/14—Brooklyn, NY—Warsaw
3/15—Philadelphia, PA—Theatre of Living Arts
3/17—Baltimore, MD—Rams Head Live!
3/18—Greensboro, NC—Arizona Pete's
3/19—Atlanta, GA—The Masquerade
3/20—Ft. Lauderdale, FL—Culture Room
3/21—Tampa, FL—The Orpheum
3/23—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall
3/24—Austin, TX—Empire Control Room
3/25—Dallas, TX—Canton Hall
3/27—Denver, CO—The Oriental Theater
3/28—Salt Lake City, UT—The Complex
3/30—Spokane, WA—Knitting Factory
3/31—Seattle, WA—El Corazon
4/1—Portland, OR—Hawthorne Theatre
4/3—Sacramento, CA—Ace of Spades
4/4—Los Angeles, CA—The Regent Theater
4/5—Phoenix, AZ—The Pressroom
4/7—Oklahoma City, OK—Diamond Ballroom
4/8—Lawrence, KS—Granada Theater
4/9—Minneapolis, MN—Skyway Theatre
4/10—Milwaukee, WI—The Rave
4/11—Pontiac

 Alexisonfire Release New Song 'Season Of The Flood'.

AlexisonfireWednesday 15th January 2020
ALEXISONFIRE is starting 2020 with a bang. The band has just released a new song, “Season Of The Flood”, available to stream and purchase via DSPs HERE. A seductive, hypnotic, 7-minute slow-burner anchored by haunting 3-part harmonies and heavy reverb-filled guitars, the song notably features AOF’s George Pettit singing off the top for the first time. The track comes on the heels of “Familiar Drugs” and “Complicit” released last year, marking the first time the band released new music in almost 10 years.

“I’m very proud of this new song,” says Pettit. “There were some first time attempts for us and we all really came together in the studio to make this song what it is. This was also my first time singing with Dallas on a song. I know I’ve been playing in a band with Dal for almost 20 years, but damn, that guy’s voice could melt an angel.”

"Season Of The Flood" is available on vinyl by pre-order now through the band's website, theonlybandever.com. The limited pressing is available as a single-sided standard black 10” vinyl with a laser-etched b-side. A limited edition white variant will be randomly inserted throughout the stock quantities of black vinyl. Along with the 10” vinyl, AOF will have a new online exclusive “Season Of The Flood” inspired t-shirt for sale, designed by graphic artist Jeremy Dean, best known for his “Wonders of Black Flag” prints. This T-shirt is part of a collection of Jeremy Dean x Alexisonfire merchandise items inspired by the songs, "Familiar Drugs", "Complicit" and now "Season Of The Flood" with cover art design once again by Nick Steinhardt.

A second "Season Of The Flood" long sleeve design will be available at merch booths through the January tour. Both music and merch can be found online HERE.

The song was produced by AOF long-time friend, the late Karl “Horse” Bareham (City and Colour), and mixed by Grammy-award winning Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse). The album cover and 10” package features many personal nods honouring Karl as the song is the last of a trilogy of tracks Bareham produced for the band.

Alexisonfire previously announced select headline shows, to take place this month in Western Canada and Seattle, WA. Supporting Alexisonfire on all dates are reunited modern day punk icons The Distillers who will co-headline the Seattle show. Montreal garage punk rockers NOBRO, hot off their national tour with PUP, will be opening all Canadian dates, with Monsterwatch opening in the U.S. The run kicks off January 20 in Winnipeg and includes stops in Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver with a final stop in Seattle on January 26.

See below for all show dates and visit theonlybandever.com for direct ticket links. Alexisonfire have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Indspire to build a brighter future for Indigenous students.

An official video for single “Familiar Drugs” directed by Michael Maxxis (who directed AOF’s personal favourite video for “The Northern” and City and Colour’s “Fragile Bird”, “Thirst”, and “Lover Come Back”) is available to watch HERE.

After sharing new music in 2019, AOF performed a handful of sold-out shows for lucky fans around the world, including one show in London, UK, and 2 consecutive nights each in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto’s Budweiser Stage. Each of the first two dates in NY, L.A. and Toronto sold-out quickly with Alexisonfire having the distinction of being one of a handful of Canadian artists to perform two consecutive nights at the iconic Toronto venue alongside City and Colour, Drake, The Tragically Hip, and Sarah McLachlan. A highlight of the evening was when the mascot for NBA reigning champions The Toronto Raptors, aptly named The Raptor, kicked off the first show after Toronto’s Game 6 victory over Golden State the previous night.

ALEXISONFIRE 2020 SHOW DATES
Jan 20 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place*^
Jan 22 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place*^
Jan 23 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome*^
Jan 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum*^
Jan 26 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox*
* w/The Distillers
^ w/NOBRO

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands To 2020 Festival.

Bloodstock Open AirWednesday 15th January 2020
What better than some line-up news from BLOODSTOCK, to banish your January blues and help pass the time to pay day! As we boldly go into 2020, here are seven more bands to whet your appetite for the UK’s best metal weekender. 

BLOODSTOCK is delighted to announce that Sunday’s headliner on the Sophie Lancaster stage will be none other than Connecticut bruisers HATEBREED. Jamey Jasta & crew certainly know how to get a pit going and are sure to round out the weekend in pulverising fashion! The group spent the latter part of 2019 working on new music for the follow-up to their crushing 2016 album ‘The Concrete Confessional’ and are promising a new album via Nuclear Blast in the spring! While you’re waiting, warm up your neck with this 2016 banger, ‘Looking Down The Barrel Of Today’, here.

Performing at BLOODSTOCK for the very first time, are BURY TOMORROW. The British metalheads release new album ‘Cannibal’ via Music For Nations in April, so you have ‘til August to learn the new songs to bang your head to! Get started with its title track here. They said, We're really excited! BLOODSTOCK are known for showcasing the best bands in the genre, so we're genuinely honoured to be involved in 2020, see you in August!"The group will be appearing on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Saturday, promoting the previously announced PARADISE LOST with their ‘Draconian Times’ set to special guests that day. 

Also landing a spot on the main stage on Saturday, are home-grown, heavy metal beasts SYLOSIS, last setting foot on BLOODSTOCK’s hallowed ground way back in 2010. The Nuclear Blast signed group drop their long awaited new album ‘Cycle Of Suffering’ next month. Wrap your eyes and ears around the lead track ‘I Sever’ here (and if that’s not enough, head over to their Facebook for another new track they debuted just last week).

Joining them, BLOODSTOCK welcomes Portland, Oregon thrashers TOXIC HOLOCAUST. After a six year wait, patient fans were rewarded with new album ‘Primal Future: 2019’ last October, with the band’s frontman Grind recording all the instruments on it harking back to their early days. Watch the lyric video for ‘Chemical Warfare’ from that album here

Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage on Saturday, don’t miss the return of atmospheric black metal squad WINTERFYLLETH. While they’ve been working on new material, in September they released live CD/DVD ‘The Siege Of Mercia’, for which the DVD footage was filmed at BLOODSTOCK in 2017! They add, “We have been fortunate enough to have been asked back to perform at the festival on a number of occasions since our early days, and it has always felt like ‘coming home’ when we do.” See the video for ’The Swart Raven (Live At Bloodstock) here

Californian deathgrind merchants EXHUMED will also appear on Sophie Lancaster stage this year. Formed way back in 1990, the band now have eight albums under their belt to choose the set list from! Watch the video for the song ‘Naked, Screaming, And Covered In Blood’ from their latest Relapse Records album ‘Horror’ here. The song title is not a suggestion of how to watch their set.

Last but certainly not least, Californian three-piece NECROT will be bringing their blend of death metal/punk to the Sophie stage. The group closed out 2019 on a 6-week tour of the USA with EXHUMED! Not familiar with NECROT yet? Courtesy of record label Tankcrimes, you can play their latest album ‘Blood Offerings’ in its entirety here

Just for a bit of fun to help any of you with January gym resolutions, BLOODSTOCK alumni Venom Prison have created BLOODSTOCK and Heavy Metal Lifting Club a special workout playlist on Spotify. Blast it out here

BLOODSTOCK’s very popular ticket deposit scheme is now up and running, allowing you to spread your standard weekend ticket purchase over 5 instalments. You can sign up at any time until February 28th and will make your first payment of £29 + booking fees straight away. After that, payments break down as follows: Payment 2 - £29.00 (debited on 27/03/20), Payment 3 - £29.00 (debited on 27/04/20), Payment 4 - £29.00 (debited on 26/05/20), and then your Final Payment - £29.00 + postage (debited on 26/06/20). Please note VIP and child tickets are not eligible for the deposit scheme. Get tickets at the ticket store.

Unsure what to expect? Watch a trailer all about BLOODSTOCK here.

BLOODSTOCK’s 2020 main stage headliners are DEVIN TOWNSEND (Friday), BEHEMOTH (Saturday), and JUDAS PRIEST (Sunday). The festival also welcomes PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, SKINDRED, PARADISE LOST, LIFE OF AGONY, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DIAMOND HEAD, JINJER, VIO-LENCE, SACRED REICH, GLORYHAMMER, DARK TRANQUILITY, BUTCHER BABIES, CATTLE DECAPITATION, BLOODYWOOD, MEMORIAM, RAMAGE INC, GREEN LUNG, BOSSK, CONJURER, ORANGE GOBLIN, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, and SAXON so far. Many more bands performing over the weekend will be announced in due course. 

Standard weekend tickets, VIP tickets, child tickets, and car parking tickets for 2020’s event are available now at the ticket store. A limited number of day tickets will go on sale later this year - sign up for a free reminder here. Campervan tickets for 2020 are sold out. 

BLOODSTOCK 2020 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 6th-9th August 2020. For more info, click to www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Trophy Eyes Release New Song 'Figure Eight'.

Wednesday 15th January 2020
The band surprised fans earlier in the week with a secret premiere of the song at Australia's marquee rock festival, UNIFY GATHERING. Following the reveal, on Tuesday, Australia's flagship radio station, triple J Trophy Eyespremiered the song on their new music show, Good Nights

On the meaning behind the song, lead singer, John Floreani, shared "Figure Eight is about time lost. It is the sound of a broken heart, the deafening silence of a couple once in love, and a fleeting dream told from two perspectives - one is of failure and the other of resentment." Describing the couple, John continues, "The song is about a man who had given himself entirely, still desperately grasping at straws of success and a woman left to pick up the pieces of the reality." 

Having recently announced the Figure Eight Tour, the first chance for fans to see the anthemic rock-powerhouse on an Australian headline tour in over a year – the band is looking to give fans a unique opportunity to see Trophy Eyes in some of Australia's most iconic and intimate venues.   

Trophy Eyes now leads a new wave in rock music, blending their punk and hard-core roots with modern rock and pop sensibilities. Known for their brutally honest and emotional storytelling and lyricism combined with one of the most energetic live shows on the circuit, Trophy Eyes has once again captured the sobering realism and wistful heartbreak of life with "Figure Eight."

"Figure Eight" is the follow up to the band's 2018's groundbreaking album, The American Dream, which debuted at #8 in Australia. The album enjoyed huge success at triple J – achieving Featured Album, as well as lead single "You Can Count On Me" breaking into triple J's Hottest 100. Trophy Eyes also went on to conquer the globe with headline tours in Australia, North America and the UK, large support tours with Bring Me The Horizon, and festival dates at Groovin The Moo (AUS), Reading and Leeds (UK), and Disrupt Festival (US).

Trophy Eyes Upcoming Tour Dates:
Feb 13 – Brisbane, AUS – The Triffid
Feb 14 – Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar
Feb 15 – Melbourne, AUS – The Croxton

 Four Year Strong Announce New Album 'Brain Pain''.

Four Year StrongWednesday 15th January 2020
Four Year Strong have finally announced their highly anticipated fifth full-length album Brain Pain will be released on February 28 via Pure Noise Records. This will be the band's first album since their self-titled release in 2015 and soon, fans will learn that it was worth every second of waiting.

STREAM NEW SINGLES
"TALKING MYSELF IN CIRCLES" AND "BRAIN PAIN"
The band - which is made up of vocalist/guitarists Dan O'Connor and Alan Day, bassist Joe Weiss and drummer Jake Massucco -- began conceptualising the ideas for Brain Pain two years ago and for the past year-and-a-half have focused on bringing those thoughts to fruition. "We didn't want to set a strict deadline for this album because we wanted to be sure we took the time to write the best songs possible. In the past our writing and recording was so dependent on getting something out in time to go on tour; this time we really had the opportunity to take our time and work through these ideas." In order to capture that sound the group enlisted producer Will Putney, who was an engineer on 2010's Enemy Of The World and already had a relationship with the band. "We were really emotionally invested in this music so we wanted to go with someone who we knew would care about it as much as we did and Will was that guy," Day says. 
Brain Pain is available to pre-order today at https://smarturl.it/FourYearStrongMA.

In addition to today's announcement, Four Year Strong has dropped two brand new songs for fans. "Talking Myself In Circles" and title track "Brain Pain" are the first singles from their forthcoming album. 

Vocally Brain Pain sees the band being more direct and carrying over cohesive themes in a way they haven't done in the past, making for a more complete narrative. "I think that from a lyrical perspective this is the most thought we've ever put into a record," O' Connor explains -- and it shows. Sonically the album's vocals also sit in the mix in a way that they aren't battling with the other elements, making Brain Pain the band's most dynamic release to date.

Brain Pain Track Listing
1. It's Cool
2. Get Out Of My Head
3. Crazy Pills
4. Talking Myself In Circles
5. Learn To Love The Lie
6. Brain Pain
7. Mouth Full Of Dirt
8. Seventeen
9. Be Good When I'm Gone
10. The Worst Part About Me
11. Usefully Useless
12. Young at Heart

Four Year Strong are gearing up to hit the road in support of Silverstein's 20 Year Anniversary Tour in the USA before heading to the UK for Slam Dunk Festival 2020. 
UK SHOWS

Saturday 23rd May 2020- Leeds Temple Newsam
Sunday 24th May 2020- Hatfield Park

 The Bombpops Announce New Album 'This Is Death In Venice Beach'.

The BombpopsWednesday 15th January 2020
Where The Bombpops had a Fear of Missing Out on their 2017 debut full-length, their highly anticipated follow up shows what happens when you’re too involved—with booze, bad situations, and behavior that’s unsustainable at best and destructive at worst.

This is Death in Venice Beach (Fat Wreck Chords, March 13th), the comedown after the high, when clarity pierces the morning-after haze.

It’s right there in the title, an allusion to Thomas Mann’s celebrated novella about the price of an artistic life. The Bombpops co-founder and singer-guitarist Jen Razavi read it as the band debated titles for their second full-length. “It’s a cautionary tale to those that want to become an artist,” she says, “but it’s also really comforting to artists who can’t help or necessarily contain being who they are and what they’re drawn to.”

What draws The Bombpops hasn’t changed: highly melodic punk with big guitars, vocal harmonies, and the SoCal sound that inspired Razavi, co-founder and singer-guitarist Poli van Dam, bassist Neil Wayne, and drummer Josh Lewis. But the more light-hearted skate punk of Fear of Missing Out has a serrated edge on Death in Venice Beach, as Razavi and van Dam explore darker themes—even though the songs are catchier than ever.

“I want people to feel this dark, uneasy feeling,” says van Dam, who had plenty of her own in the three years since FOMO. She suffered a potentially life-threatening diabetic seizure on tour in the fall of 2018 (referenced in “Double Arrows Down,” one of album’s standout tracks), and she sought treatment for alcoholism while the new album was in post-production.

“I went to rehab right when we were finalizing the mixes and stuff,” van Dam says, “and so listening back to the songs when I was in rehab, I'm like, ‘Oh shit, I was going through some stuff without even realizing how dark everything was and how shitty of a place I was in.”

Listeners can hear about her being “high as hell and drunk as fuck” in “13 Stories Down” and the “drunken altercations” she references in “Can’t Come Clean.”

The personal mixes with the metaphysical in lead single “Notre Dame.” The fire at the famed 700-year-old cathedral prompted self-reflection in Razavi, who was inspired by its centuries-long history. “I’ve always thought when you meet somebody that you like, or even a friend, it’s not the first time,” she says. “I say, ‘I've known you before. We were here before.’”

As much as their personal lives shaped Death in Venice Beach, the band’s hometown of Los Angeles—and its art—is perhaps their biggest muse. Razavi devoured all manner of Angeleno culture while writing the album, from books like those in James Ellroy’s L.A. quartet and John Fante’s Ask the Dust to films like True Romance, Mulholland Drive, Falling Down, and Natural Born Killers, lines from which appear in “Blood Pact.”

Death in Venice Beach is a love letter to Los Angeles, but it’s a love letter to the dark side of Los Angeles,” Razavi says.

It’s not all darkness, though. Listeners are treated to a comical snippet of one of The Bombpops’ intraband arguments at the beginning of “Can’t Come Clean,” and “House on Fire” begins with a piano-led singalong at Fat Mike’s Six Floggs Abusement Park studio. Even the album’s darkest moments are laced with van Dam and Razavi’s wit, like when van Dam sings, “I m not an alcoholic, I just play one on the weekends” in “13 Stories Down.”

The album’s themes and sounds were captured with maximum nuance by a production team consisting of Yotam Ben Horin (Useless ID), Fat Mike (NOFX), and Chris Fogal (The Gamits), who also recorded Fear of Missing Out.

Fat Wreck Chords will release Death in Venice Beach on March 13th.


Death in Venice Beach track listing:

1. Dearly Departed
2. Double Arrows Down
3. Zero Remorse
4. Notre Dame
5. Sad to Me
6. Can’t Come Clean
7. Blood Pact
8. In the Doghouse
9. 13 Stories Down
10. Radio Silence
11. House on Fire
12. Southbound Stranger

 Pearl Jam Announce New Studio Album 'Gigaton'.

Pearl JamMonday 13th January 2020
Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on March 27, 2020 in the US. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, Gigaton marks the band's first studio album since GRAMMY award-winning Lightning Bolt, which was released on October 15, 2013. Gigaton is available for pre-order now atwww.pearljam.com. The first single, "Dance of the Clairvoyants", will be released in the coming weeks.

"Making this record was a long journey," explains Mike McCready. "It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times."

Gigaton's cover features Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist Paul Nicklen's photo "Ice Waterfall." Taken in Svalbard, Norway, this image features the Nordaustlandet ice cap gushing high volumes of meltwater.

In support of Gigaton, Pearl Jam will embark on their first leg of North American tour dates in March and April. The 16-date tour kicks-off on March 18 in Toronto and wraps with a two-date stint in Oakland April 18-19. Pearl Jam's North American tour is in addition to the band's previously announced European summer tour, which kicks off in Frankfurt, Gemany on June 23rd. Full details at: pearljam.com/tour.           

North American Dates

March
Wed 18th                      Toronto, ON, Scotiabank Arena
Fri 20th                          Ottowa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre
Sun 22nd                      Quebec City, QC, Videotron Centre
Tues 24th                      Hamilton, ON, FirstOntario Centre
Sat 28th                        Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena
Mon 30th                      New York, NY, Madison Square Garden

April
Thurs 2nd                       Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
Sat 4th                           St. Louis, MO, Enterprise Centre
Mon 6th                        Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
Thurs 9th                        Denver, CO, Pepsi Centre
Sat 11th                         Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
Mon 13th                       San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
Wed 15th                       Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
Thurs 16th                       Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
Sat 18th                         Oakland, CA, Oakland Arena
Sun 19th                        Oakland, CA, Oakland Arena

European Dates
June
Tues 23rd                       Frankfurt, Germany, Festhalle
Thurs 25th                      Berlin, Germany, Walduhne
Sat 27th                         Stockholm, Sweden, Lollapalooza Stockholm
Mon 29th                       Copenhagen, Denmark, Royal Arena

July
Thurs 2nd                        Werchter, Belgioum, Rock Werchter Festival
Sun 5th                            Imola, Italy, Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferri
Tue 7th                            Vienna, Austria, Wiener Stadthalle
Fri 10th                             London, BST Hyde Park
Mon 13th                         Krakow, Poland, Tauron Arena
Wed 15th                         Budapest, Hungary, Budapest Arena
Fri 17th                              Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
Sun 19th                           Paris, France, Lollapalooza Paris
Wed 22nd                        Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
Thurs 23rd                         Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome      

 Bad Wolves Release New Single 'Sober'.

Bad WolvesMonday 13th January 2020
Global rock sensation Bad Wolvesrelease the official video for the hit track, "Sober,"from their sophomore albumN.A.T.I.O.Nout now, via Better Noise Music.
The release of "Sober," defined the direction of not just the band as a whole, but of vocalist Tommy Vexthimself. The song's powerful, somber melodic undertones set the stage for Vext's story of ruinous romantic and family relationships, steeped in addiction and self-desecration, that finds recovery possible for those who can stay the course. "This song was a unique opportunity to talk about addiction not only from the perspective of the addict but also from the perspective of their loved ones," says Vext. "The message is very different from traditional songs that seem to always perpetuate a mentality of self victimization which is exactly the kind of misguided thinking that perpetuates the mental obsessive side of alcoholism & addiction.

In the end the moral of the story is about holding on to not giving up on ourselves or the people who are trying - who are really, really trying to make and better themselves."

Bad Wolves came to Vext as an opportunity to try his craft again after his stint in Divine Heresy was brought down by his own demons and addictions, a childhood family life to the extent that most nightmares never reach, and an adult existence that took him even deeper into that hell.

Yet, it was a call from another addict, a kid looking for help, that brought Vext off the suicidal edge, literally, and into a life of service in recovery. Vext declared in an August 2018 interview for Psychology Today,titled Tommy Vext and the Deafening Sound of Self-Termination: "Because when we are in that state of self-termination it's so deafening–the only way to break out of it is to have contact with people who literally have it worse and are still hopeful. And that's the most powerful thing about altruism. It's the foundation of my recovery and it's the fabric of everything I do. I think we're all here for a reason, and we're all here for a purpose. Some of us have to find our purpose, and sometimes it's thrust upon us. . . Such is life."

"Sober"will be the next track off of Bad Wolves' sophomore album N.A.T.I.O.N,that goes to radio. Their current single, "Killing Me Slowly"is presently at #2 at rock radioand well on its way to becoming the band's fourth consecutive chart topping single – with tracks "Zombie,""Hear Me Now"feat Diamante and "Remember When" from their previous album, Disobey, also reaching #1.

Bad Wolveswill join Five Finger Death Punch, with special guests Megadeth, for their winter European tour, from January 22nd in Stockholm, Sweden, through Thursday, February 20th in Budapest, Hungary. Tickets are available HERE. Full routing available below.

 Knotfest UK On Sale Thursday 16th January.

KnotfestMonday 13th January 2020
SLIPKNOT have announced that tickets for the first ever KNOTFEST UK, the music and lifestyle event curated by the multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning band, will go on general sale at 10am UK time on Thursday 16th January over at LiveNation.co.uk/artist/slipknot-tickets. Fans can also gain access to a Live Nation pre-sale from 10am on Wednesday 15th January by signing up for My Live Nation atwww.livenation.co.uk.  With many shows on the legendary Iowa band’s current UK tour selling out extremely quickly (The O2 in London in just 8 minutes), don’t waste any time in snapping up tickets for SLIPKNOT’s UK return in 2020.

KNOTFEST UK will take place at The National Bowl, Milton Keynes on 22nd August and will mark SLIPKNOT’s first time back at the renowned venue since their legendary set at Ozzfest in 2001. KNOTFEST UK’s full line-up and on-site activities will be announced in due course. Hotel and ticket bundles are available at http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/knotfest.

KNOTFEST UK have also partnered with Big Green Coach who will be offering an official coach network to The National Bowl, Milton Keynes from 41 cities across the UK, providing fans with a convenient, cost effective way to travel to and from the event. Fans have the option to bundle an event ticket with their coach ticket when they purchase from the Big Green Coach website or via Ticketmaster.co.uk. For full information and timetables, headhere.

Tomorrow, SLIPKNOT kick off a mammoth European trek in Dublin, Ireland and hit a further 27 cities across the UK and Europe, as the band traverse the world to capacity crowds in support of their UK No.1 album, WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND. Full dates and info on the European tour are availablehere.

The KNOTFEST brand reaches ever further around the world, with annual landmark events now held in the US, Japan, Mexico, Colombia, as well as 2019’s debut collaboration with French destination festival, Hellfest for KNOTFEST MEETS HELLFEST and the first ever KNOTFEST ROADSHOW tour which saw SLIPKNOT play to the biggest US crowds in their history. In additional new territory for the brand in 2020, the inaugural KNOTFEST AT SEA cruise (KnotfestAtSea.com) will set sail from Barcelona on 10th August 2020. The cruise will be headlined by SLIPKNOT, who will perform two sets on board the ship with the full line-up announced soon. There will be various on-board experiences, including a live Q&A with members of the band, a Sid DJ/MC Set, a Slipknot Whiskey Tasting & Discussion with Clown (limited capacity), with more experiences still to be announced. 

WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND is highlighted by the current single ‘Nero Forte’, ‘Solway Firth,’ and the LP’s lead single ‘Unsainted.’ The three tracks feature an M. Shawn Crahan directed official music video, and each trended worldwide on YouTube (all videos, not just music) - ‘Unsainted’ at #1 worldwide for a full 24 hours.

Stay tuned for further information on KNOTFEST UK in due course.

 Rag'N'Bone Man Announces Forest Show At Westonbirt.

Rag'N'Bone ManMonday 13th January 2020
Rag'n'Bone Man has announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

Rory Graham aka Rag'n'Bone Man is an English singer-songwriter known for his distinctive baritone voice. Having won the 2017 BRIT's 'British Breakthrough Act' and receiving the BRIT's Critics' Choice Award in the same year, Rag'n'Bone Man cemented his success with the record-breaking release of his 4 x platinum #1 album Human and a further BRIT Award for 'British Single' for the title track (Human) in 2018. The album has been recognised internationally, earning Rory sell-out tours and festival appearances around the globe. Subsequent side projects include the monster hit collaboration track 'Giant' with Calvin Harris; he is currently working on his next album.

Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series held every year by Forestry England. It introduces forests to new audiences in unique, natural woodland arenas around the country. Over 1.9 million people have attended a Forest Live concert in the last nineteen years. Going to a Forest Live concert helps look after the nation's forests sustainably, with income from ticket sales helping to create beautiful places for people to enjoy, wildlife to flourish and trees to grow.

Rag'n'Bone Man + guests
Thursday 11 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Sunday 21 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

Tickets £38.50 (plus £4.85 booking fee) go on sale from 9am Friday 17 January from Forestry England box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online: www.forestryengland.uk/music

 White Buffalo Signs New Record Deal With Snakefarm Records.

White BuffaloMonday 13th January 2020
The White Buffalo, the touring and recording persona of US singer / songwriter Jake Smith, has signed a global deal with Snakefarm Records – a young label within the Universal Music Group spotlighting roots, country rock, blues & Americana.

Raised in California with an abiding love of both classic country and punk rock, Emmy nominee Smith has been pursuing his creative instincts under The White Buffalo banner for the better part of two decades. From the start, the guitarist set about establishing a path away from trend and genre, touching on a variety of musical strands – from dark folk through to urgent rock 'n' roll – whilst maintaining a strong, signature voice: a rich, conspiratorial, timber-shakin' baritone that smacks of hard miles travelled and late-night stories told.

And now that voice has a new platform on Snakefarm
Says Smith"I'm looking forward to working with Snakefarm. Their passion for honest, heartfelt, real music is refreshing and I'm excited for the future."

Says Snakefarm Records Head of A&R, Dante Bonutto"We're delighted to welcome Jake Smith to the Snakefarm roster at a time when there's a serious revival of interest in the authentic and the real. Jake's music as The White Buffalo is based on genuine emotion and original thought; he's a true artist, a teller of stories with his own special style, and exciting new release plans are already in the pipeline."

Over the last few years, The White Buffalo has moved into a wider arena, making a powerful connection with fans and critics on both sides of the Atlantic and being embraced by the worlds of TV, film and games.

Smith's raw, exposed delivery and narrative lyrics are at the beating heart of it all, instilling the songs – effectively, mini-movies – with a cinematic, hand-crafted quality that has led to extensive global streaming (over 200 million streams to date), high-profile TV appearances (including 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', US, and 'Later With Jools Holland', UK), headline touring in both North America and Europe, plus festival slots at Bonnaroo in the US and Blues Fest in the UK; add to this guest appearances with Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Steve Earle and more, and The White Buffalo has played to almost 1 million followers across the world.

Simply, Oregon-born Smith delivers spontaneous, gimmick-free music aimed squarely at the heart – qualities that have led to significant placements in TV shows such as 'The Punisher' and the hugely influential 'Sons Of Anarchy' (for which he received a 2015 Emmy nomination), as well as in a number of video games and movies, one of which, the Peter Jackson produced 'West Of Memphis', was nominated for 'Best Documentary' by the Writers Guild of America. Indeed, as an artist, Smith holds a Top 10 spot in the 'TV / Film Syncs Chart' for 2019, with 'The Woods' (featured in 'The Punisher') also figuring in the Top 10.

This is music cast in the Great American Songwriting tradition. Music of weight and meaning and soul.

And once again, Smith will be taking it live; The White Buffalo has confirmed the following shows for spring 2020, with more to follow:

APRIL 2020
19 – O2 Institute, Birmingham (UK)
20 – O2 Academy, Glasgow (Scotland)
21 – O2 Academy 2, Newcastle (UK)
23 – O2 Forum, London (UK)
24 – O2 Academy, Bristol (UK)
25 – O2 Ritz, Manchester (UK)
27 – Alcatraz, Milan (Italy)
29 – 013, Tilburg (Netherlands)
30 – TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht (Netherlands)

MAY 2020
2 – Rhythm & Blues Night, Groningen (Netherlands)

For tickets, visit: thewhitebuffalo.com

All UK shows plus Tilburg & Utrecht are on sale Thursday, January 16th at 10am local times; Milan & Groningen are on sale at the time of announce

 Me And That Man Announce Second Studio Album And UK Tour.

Me And That ManFriday 10th January 2020
The dark veil between Nergal’s enigmatic blackened blues project and its dedicated congregation has been lifted. Napalm Records is pleased to announce the official release of ME AND THAT MAN’s second full-length album, entitled New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1, on March 27, 2020. It will be celebrated with a special record release show in London on the same day, including special guests from the album.

Three years after their initial debut, ME AND THAT MAN has returned with an offering that is indeed different from the first, but in no way less brilliant. The mysterious collective has surpassed themselves with their bewitching new collection – featuring ominous lyricism atop unfiltered blues, gothic-laced folk, outlaw country, and Americana-influenced anthems. The enthralling album visits a new spectrum of dark desert vibes and sees notable heavy music icons such as Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Brent Hinds (Mastodon), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Ihsahn (Emperor), and Siver Høyem (Madrugada) join the pact with the devil. New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1 is a diverse, dynamic masterpiece that presents Nergal in a completely new light, providing a striking contrast to the heavier sounds of his acclaimed other band, Behemoth. Evil has truly never sounded so good.

Nergal comments, “With the utmost pride and… kind of relief; I present to you, the second ME AND THAT MAN album - New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1. This time round, I wanted to take on a different challenge and curated an album of 11 songs - each with their own character and vibe; alongside the most talented and important individuals across the whole scene - together, we take trips to the lands of Blues, Folk, Country, and even Spaghetti Western. Only time will tell if we hit the mark, but I deeply believe so. I’m very proud of this piece of work and it has been a monumental task to achieve. I would like to thank EACH one of our guests for being part of this project: Mat & Matt, Niklas and Jørgen, Corey, Alan, Addi, Brent, Vegard, Sivert, Anders, Rob, Jerome, Johanna, and Nicke. I LOVE you all from here to the moon and back! Without the passion and heart you granted us, this wouldn’t have been possible!”

Pre-Order New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1 HERE!
After just having released the upbeat “Run With The Devil” featuring Jørgen Munkeby of the Norwegian Blackjazz collective Shining and the outlaw-infused “Burning Churches” featuring Mat McNerney of Grave Pleasures, ME AND THAT MAN have unveiled a third single – the gloomy, soulful “Surrender”, cut from New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1. The track features Rob Caggiano of rock titans Volbeat and Swedish industrial doom/blues standout Dead Soul and shows yet another aspect of the band’s versatility.

Lose your soul to the Devil himself and watch the new video “Surrender” NOW:
After just having released the upbeat “Run With The Devil” featuring Jørgen Munkeby of the Norwegian Blackjazz collective Shining and the outlaw-infused “Burning Churches” featuring Mat McNerney of Grave Pleasures, ME AND THAT MAN have unveiled a third single – the gloomy, soulful “Surrender”, cut from New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1. The track features Rob Caggiano of rock titans Volbeat and Swedish industrial doom/blues standout Dead Soul and shows yet another aspect of the band’s versatility.

Lose your soul to the Devil himself and watch the new video “Surrender” NOW:
New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1 Tracklisting:
01. Run With The Devil, feat. Jørgen Munkeby (Shining NO)
02. Coming Home, feat. Siver Høyem (Madrugada)
03. Burning Churches, feat. Mat McNerney (Grave Pleasures)
04. By The River, feat. Ihsahn (Emperor)
05. Męstwo
06. Surrender, feat. Rob Caggiano (Volbeat) / Dead Soul
07. Deep Down South, feat. Nicke Anderson (Entombed) / Johanna Sadonis (Lucifer)
08. Man Of The Cross, feat. Jerome Reuter (Rome)
09. You Will Be Mine, feat. Matt Heafy (Trivium)
10. How Come?, feat. Corey Taylor (Slipknot / Stone Sour) / Brent Hinds (Mastodon)
11. Confession, feat. Niklas Kvarforth (Shining SE)

New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1will be available in the following formats:
·        CD Jewel Case
·        CD Music Booklet
·        LP Gatefold (Black)
·        Deluxe Box
·        Digital Album

 Exclusive New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1 Release Show:
w/ special guests:
27.03.20 UK – London / Islington Assembly Rooms
  
ME AND THAT MAN additional live dates:
New Tour, New Songs, Same Shit 2020 Tour
w/ Frank The Baptist, Mulk
02.04.20 PL – Wroclaw / Zaklete Rewiry
03.04.20 PL – Szczecin / Kosmos
04.04.20 PL – Gdansk / Stary Manez
05.04.20 PL – Torun / Lizard King
15.04.20 PL – Warszawa / Palladium
16.04.20 PL – Krakow / ZetPeTe
17.04.20 PL – Poznan / Tama
18.04.20 PL – Gostyn / Hutnik
19.04.20 PL – Katowice / P23
20.06.20 FR – Clisson / Hellfest
21.06.20 BE – Dessel / Graspop Festival
25.06.20 ES – Rivas-vaciamadrid / Auditorio Miguel Rios
26.06.20 ES – Madrid / Rock The Night Festival
09.07.20 SE – Gävle / Gefle Metal Festival
05.08.20 CZ – Jaromer / Brutal Assault
More to be announced...

 Bury Tomorrow To Release New Album 'Cannibal'.

Bury TomorrowFriday 10th January 2010
Bury Tomorrow will release their sixth album, Cannibal, on April 3rd via Music For Nations / Sony

Bury Tomorrow's 2018 album Black Flame catapulted them into metal's upper echelons. It was the band's third consecutive UK Top 40 album - quite the feat for a heavy band - and took them on a tour which culminated with a huge show at London's iconic Roundhouse. But with follow-up Cannibal, the band have taken another leap forward. 

Already, the South Coast quintet are responsible for some of metalcore's most rousing anthems, and Cannibal is stacked with more glorious vocal hooks, razor-sharp riffs and sublime melodies that will solidify their seat at UK metal's top table.

To record it, the band reunited with SikTh guitarist and Black Flame producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Young Guns), while mixing and mastering was completed by Adam "Nolly" Getgood and Ermin Hamidovic, the dream team behind Architects' Holy Hell. The result is Bury Tomorrow's most technical, anthemic album yet. And while vocalist Dani Winter Bates has long been one of metal's loudest advocates for the importance of discussing mental health, this time he's delved explicitly into his own experiences, writing his most brutally personal lyrics to date.

"This album is for me as well as for the fans," he says. "It was a cathartic process to address some of the darkest moments I've had in my life. For some people it'll be a hard listen. But I thought I have to do this, if I'm going to go in, I'm going to go in. I'm not doing something half arsed. There is nothing lyrically I would change on this entire album."
When Dani began writing the concepts for Cannibal, while he had penned tracks about his mental health before, this time things were different. Dropping all metaphors and opaque sentiments, he's addressed things head on, hoping the album's unapologetically frank approach will help people who are struggling to understand that they aren't alone. 

"I wanted to live by my words," he says. "I talk to people about normalising mental health (Dani has facilitated Safe Space Sessions up and down the country during tours, alongside mental health professionals), so how can I write an album where I'm not talking about mental health? The normalisation of mental health is what saves lives. I want people to see the light in the dark. If they delve into that they can find solace in the discussion, the normalisation, the positive action by discussing this."

Lyrically, there's an apocalyptic feel to Cannibal. While tracks like Quake and Better Below go deep into Dani's lowest moments, the album also explores the impact of social media on Gods And Machines as well as what he refers to as "society's oppressive, horrific nature".

"The term Cannibal refers to being eaten away by your own thoughts but also eaten away by other humans," he explains. "We're not kind to ourselves, let alone kind to each other."

While Cannibal is very much Dani's story lyrically and thematically, the rest of the band are also on the form of their lives. The title track is a clear nod back to the anthemia of Black Flame's standout title-track and tracks like powerhouse opener Choke, The Grey (VIXI)and Imposter are classic Bury Tomorrow, metallic maelstroms of churning riffs and expansive choruses. Elsewhere though, the band have taken more risks than ever before, adding depth and shade to their ever-evolving sound. Quake ebbs and flows, swelling and simmering like a seething volcano and a techy edge cuts through the icy melody of Cold Sleep. And for all the album's dark ruminations, atmospheric closer Dark Infinite ends on a melodic high, a surging soundscape which sounds like the band are ready to take on the world. 

Work on Cannibal started almost immediately after the band released the deluxe version of Black Flame in June 2019 and was completed partly on the road. Soon after, the band headed to the studio, recording drums and rhythm guitars at Middle Farm studios, in South Devon, with the remainder of the album recorded at Vale studios in Worcestershire. Putting into practice the lessons they had learnt when making Black Flame, the band tore into, rewrote and scrapped any tracks that weren't up to scratch.

While the process was far from easy and pushed the band musically and emotionally to their limit, there's no doubt that this is their best and bravest album to date. Now 14 years into their career, Cannibal will be the album that takes Bury Tomorrow to even greater heights. 2020 will be their year. 

"I want it to grow our fan base and capitalise what we did with Black Flame," says Dani. "Black Flame connected with a lot of people. I want Cannibal to take us to a new part of our career. It's a great starting point for a discussion, I'm excited for people to hear it."

TRACKLISTING:
1) Choke
2) Cannibal
3) The Grey (VIXI)
4) Imposter
5) Better Below
6) The Agonist
7) Quake
8) Gods & Machines
9) Voice & Truth
10) Cold Sleep
11) Dark Infinite

 Evanescence Release New Music Video.

EvanescenceThursday 9th January 2020
Transcendent, two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Evanescence, has released the official music video for their first new rock recording in eight years, "The Chain (From Gears 5)." Directed by frequent collaborator, P.R. Brown (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Green Day), the piece blends powerful, epic performance visuals with footage from the launch trailer for Xbox Game Studios' Gears 5 from the massively popular Gears of War franchise. To emulate the aesthetic of Gears 5, a miniature set was constructed for the music video that parallels the dystopian environment of the game. Watch it HERE, and listen to the song on all digital streaming platforms HERE.

"The lyrics make me feel the power of standing together against great forces trying to pull us apart, perhaps even from the inside. I really wanted to drive that home in our version," lead singer Amy Lee elaborates. P.R. Brown adds, "The goal of the video is to show the bond of this band as they deliver a powerful take on a classic song. The tie in with Gears 5 presented an opportunity to combine the game world together with the band performance in a post-apocalyptic setting. The band emerges from the ashes to come together. We wanted to bring these worlds together and feel both the force of the band and the game."

Evanescence unveiled their signature-rock version of the Fleetwood Mac classic in November, after Lee had lent her vocals to the Gears 5 launch trailer. The spot aired as part of a multi-million-dollar ad campaign in the fall in conjunction with the launch of the game. Watch it HERE. In addition, Gears 5 set new records as the biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios game in this generation.

"The Chain" marks the first release in what is expected to be a very active period for Evanescence. Following their foray into symphonic music with 2017's critically acclaimed Synthesis album and world tour, the five-piece reemerged by embracing a heavier sound, albeit with their trademark style that has made Evanescence integral in establishing a global, critical mass in rock, and among the most unique artists of the millennium. The band is currently working on new original music, which will start rolling out in 2020 in advance of their highly-anticipated fifth full-length studio album. Stay tuned for more details to come.

On March 29, Evanescence's spring tour dates commence with a performance at Download Festival in Tokyo, Japan. Shortly thereafter, the group will embark on a massive co-headline tour of Europe and the U.K. with Within Temptation that runs from April 4 to May 1. Evanescence will also headline their own show in Madrid, Spain on May 3 to conclude their slew of dates overseas. After a quick break, the quintet will return to the U.S. for two select performances – The Fillmore in Minneapolis, MN on May 14 and a major festival performance at Sonic Temple on May 16. Tickets to all shows are on sale now and can be purchased on Evanescence's official website HERE.

Evanescence 2020 Tour Dates:
3/29 – Tokyo, Japan @ Download Festival

4/4 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
4/5 – Paris, France @ Accor Hotel Arena *
4/7 – London, U.K. @ The O2 *
4/9 – Berlin, Germany @ Velodrome *
4/11 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle *
4/12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion *
4/14 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum *
4/15 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith *
4/17 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle *
4/18 – Leipzig, Germany @ Leipzig Arena *
4/20 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Hall *
4/21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
4/22 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
4/24 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
4/26 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal Main Hall *
4/28 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The SSE Hyrdo *
4/30 – Leeds, U.K. @ First Direct Arena *

5/1 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Arena Birmingham *
5/3 – Madrid, Spain @ Palacio Vistalegre
5/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
5/16 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival

* w/ Within Temptation

 Stiff Little Fingers Announce The 2020 Tour.

Five Finger Death PunchThursday 9th December 2020
Record-breaking rock juggernaut FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are already having a happy new year as they release "Full Circle," the electrifying second track from their highly  anticipated 8th studio album F8, out February 28th. "Full Circle" is the follow up track to the current hit single "Inside Out" (official music video) that crashed into the Top 10 shortly after its release. "Full Circle" is available now on all streaming platforms and fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of "Full Circle" and "Inside Out"along with one more new track before the album release date. Listen to "Full Circle" here.
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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have amassed over 3 billion streams to date, over 2 billion video views andare the 3rd biggest artist in the hard rock space measured by total consumption (sales and streams) - surpassed only by Metallica and AC/DC. Building upon the already impressive achievements of 4 Platinum and 6 Gold records, the band will release their new album F8 in the following formats: CD, digital download, mastered for iTunes download, double gatefold vinyl and picture disc vinyl. F8 is available for pre-order  now, as well as special band-curated F8 merchandise bundles of albums with exclusive t-shirts, hoodies and more.

The new album, F8 was produced by FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH with long time producer KEVIN CHURKO (Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Slash, etc). 

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will embark on their nearly sold out European Arena Tour with special guest Megadeth, mid January, before continuing their U.S Arena tour in April 2020. The U.S. spring tour will feature special guests Papa RoachI Prevailas well as highly acclaimed newcomer Ice Nine Kills.For all dates, VIP and more info, please visit www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com.

SPRING 2020 U.S TOUR DATES
 
4/8   - Sunrise, FL // BB&T Center 
4/10 -  Duluth, GA // Infinite Energy Center
4/11 -  Pelham, AL // Oak Mountain Amphitheater
4/13 -  San Antonio, TX // AT&T Center 
4/14 -  Ft. Worth, TX // Dickies Arena 
4/16 -  Houston, TX // Toyota Center 
4/18 -  Phoenix, AZ // Talking Stick Resort Arena 
4/19 -  San Diego, CA // Viejas Arena                 
4/21 -  Los Angeles, CA // The Forum                 
4/23 -  Tacoma, WA // Tacoma Dome                            
4/25 -Portland, OR // Veteran Memorial Coliseum          
4/27 -  Morrison, CO // Red Rocks Amphitheatre 
4/29 -  Kansas City, MO // Sprint Center 
5/3  -  Baltimore, MD // Royal Farms Arena
5/5  -  Worcester, MA // DCU Center
5/6  -  Newark, NJ // Prudential Center
5/8  -  Cincinnati, OH // Heritage Bank Center 
5/12 - Detroit, MI // Little Caesars Arena
5/14 - Pittsburgh, PA // PPG Paints Center
5/15 - Camden, NJ // BB&T Pavilion 
5/17 - Nashville, TN // Bridgestone Arena
5/19 - Rosemont, IL // Allstate Arena 
5/20 - St. Paul, MN // Xcel Energy Center
 


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has become one of the most recognisable names in music. They frequently play all major festivals and sell out arenas around the world. Every record since the relase of their 2007 debut album The Way of the Fist, was certified Gold or Platinum by the RIAA
 
The band has earned numerous awards and honors and is one of the few recipients of the prestigious Soldier Appreciation Award from the Association Of The United States Army. 

In 2019, the band collaborated with Brantley Gilbert, Brian May and Kenny Wayne Shepherdto release their version of the latter's hit "Blue On Black," now one of the Top 10-Selling Rock Songs of 2019, with proceeds from the track being donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation. Their eighth full length album, F8 will be released globally via Better Noise Music on February 28th, 2020 and will undoubtedly raise the bar again.

Downloadable 5FDP F8 assets (album/single cover art, band image etc) HERE

 Slipknot Release Video For 'Nero Forte'

SlipknotThursday 9th January 2020
 SLIPKNOT have shared an official music video for “Nero Forte,” which is streaming now on the band’s YouTube channel. Directed by the band’s own M. Shawn Crahan, the video captures a pummeling technicolor performance of “Nero Forte,” which is featured on the GRAMMY® Award-winning group’s chart-topping new album WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND.

WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND is currently staking its claim as one of 2019’s top albums, earning #1 album nods from Rolling Stone and Kerrang! in their year-end roundups, alongside additional “Best of 2019” accolades from Revolver, Consequence of Sound, Loudwire, Alternative Press and more. “With their latest studio album, SLIPKNOT have released one of the strongest albums in their career,” remarked Consequence of Sound. The Ringer professed, “SLIPKNOT’s sixth album WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND… furthers the argument that they’re the most important heavy band of their era,” while Vulture praised the LP for its “maelstrom of serrated riffs, warlike drums, and machine-gun poetry from Taylor,” and the UK’s NME put it simply: “The 'Knot's sixth album is an astonishing record.”

>Having just headlined Viva El Rock Fest in Lima, Peru alongside The Strokes and Interpol, SLIPKNOT will head to Europe this January for a headline arena tour featuring special guests Behemoth. [see itinerary below]. The European leg of the We Are Not Your Kind World Tour begins January 14th in Dublin, Ireland, and follows SLIPKNOT’s massively successful North American Knotfest Roadshow tour. For tickets and more information, visit www.slipknot1.com.

Furthermore, SLIPKNOT recently expanded the global footprint of Knotfest with the announce of Knotfest At Sea and Knotfest UK. The inaugural voyage of Knotfest At Sea, the band’s first ever cruise event, will set sail from Barcelona, Spain on August 10th, and will be headlined by SLIPKNOT who will perform two sets during the four-night cruise. The full line-up for Knotfest At Sea and on-board experiences will be announced in the coming weeks. Knotfest UK is set to take place August 22nd at England’s Milton Keynes Bowl. The mind-altering collision of music, art and culture will mark first time SLIPKNOT have played The National Bowl in Milton Keynes since 2001. For more info on Knotfest, head to www.knotfest.com.

Earlier this Summer SLIPKNOT returned to the top of the ‘Billboard 200’ with the explosive chart debut of WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND. The album entered the chart at #1, marking the band’s third consecutive #1 album on the ‘Billboard 200.’ Furthermore, WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND captured #1 debuts in the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Ireland, Belgium, and Finland, as well as Top 3 debuts in Germany, France, Norway, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and New Zealand.

WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND is highlighted by “Solway Firth,” “Birth Of The Cruel,” and the LP’s lead single “Unsainted.” Each has come with a M. Shawn Crahan directed official music video, and each has trended worldwide on YouTube (all videos, not just music) – “Unsainted” at #1 for a full 24 hours. Combined, videos for the new album have amassed over 87.2 million views in only three months.
SLIPKNOT shook the world with the live debuts of “Unsainted” and their 2018 single “All Out Life” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, both of which have become the show’s most viewed music performances of 2019 on YouTube. More recently, SLIPKNOT’s Jim Root broke down “Unsainted” stem-by-stem on the popular Song Exploder podcast, while Crahan discussed his artistic process and inspirations in conversation with GQ.

SLIPKNOT
ON TOUR 2019
1/14 – 2/24: WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND WORLD TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BEHEMOTH
* FESTIVAL DATE
Jan 14 - Dublin, Ireland - 3Arena
Jan 16 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Arena
Jan 17 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom - Utilita Arena
Jan 18 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - SSE Hydro
Jan 20 - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Flydsa Arena
Jan 21 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Motorpoint Arena
Jan 22 - Cardiff, United Kingdom - Motorpoint Arena
Jan 24 - Birmingham, United Kingdom – Birmingham Arena
Jan 25 - London, United Kingdom - The O2
Jan 28 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
Jan 29 - Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
Jan 30 - Paris, France - AccorHotels Arena
Feb 01 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
Feb 02 - Lyon, France - Halle Tony Garnier
Feb 04 - Budapest, Hungary - Sportarena
Feb 06 - Lodz, Poland - Atlas Arena
Feb 08 - Stuttgart, Germany - Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle
Feb 09 - Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
Feb 11 - Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
Feb 12 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
Feb 14 - Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
Feb 16 - Hamburg, Germany - Barclaycard Arena
Feb 17 - Berlin, Germany - Mercedes-Benz Arena
Feb 18 - Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle
Feb 20 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Royal Arena
Feb 21 - Stockholm, Sweden - Ericsson Globe
Feb 22 - Oslo, Norway - Telenor Arena
Feb 24 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena
Mar 20 - Tokyo, Japan - Knotfest Japan*
Mar 21 - Tokyo, Japan - Knotfest Japan*
Mar 24 - Singapore - Singapore Rockfest*
Mar 27 - Jakarta, Indonesia Hammersonic Festival*
Mar 29 - Manila, Phillipines - Amoranto Stadium
Aug 01 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air*
Aug 10 - Barcelona, Spain - Knotfest at Sea*
Aug 22 - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom - Knotfest UK*

 Stone Sour Release New Music Video.

Stone SourWednesday 8th January 2020
‘Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno’ is STONE SOUR’s first official live album and features 16 of the band’s most loved tracks, including Absolute Zero, Through Glass and Song 3 recorded live in October 2018. The album will be available on CD, digitally, and as a numbered 180gram double vinyl package, limited to just 2500 copies, which also includes a poster, backstage pass, guitar pick, autographed setlist, and a download card. Vinyl pre-orders have sold out with a limited number becoming available at select retailers when the album releases on December 13th. You can pre-order the album on CD and digitally at stonesour.lnk.to/LiveInReno and eustore.stonesour.com.

Speaking on the band's first official live release, guitarist Josh Rand says, "This is the Reno show in its entirety, just how it went down on October 5th, 2018. We’re extremely proud of the fact that it’s 100% live with absolutely no overdubs! It’s not perfect but neither are we. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did playing it."
'Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno'
Tracklisting

1. YSIF
2. Taipei Person / Allah Tea
3. Do Me A Favor
4. Knievel Has Landed
5. Whiplash Pants
6. Absolute Zero
7. Bother
8. Tired
9. Rose Red Violent Blue
10. 30/30-150
11. Get Inside
12. Reborn
13. Song #3
14. Through Glass
15. Made of Scars
16. Fabuless
STONE SOURs 2017 opus, Hydrograd, rocketed up global charts upon release, debuting at #1 on three Billboard rundowns: ‘Top Current Albums,’ ‘Top Rock Albums,’ and ‘Top Hard Rock Albums.’ It also debuted at #8 on the ‘Billboard 200,’ marking the band’s fifth consecutive Top 10 debut. Hydrograd also racked up a #5 debut in the U.K. (the band's highest ever UK chart ranking), #2 in Australia (highest debut ever), and was Top 5 in Germany, Japan, and Switzerland. The album featured the singles St. Marie, Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I) and the smash Song #3, which was #1 for five straight weeks on U.S. Active Rock Radio chart.

STONE SOUR unleashed their eponymous debut album in 2002 and were immediately acknowledged as one of the most significant new hard rock outfits of the 21st century when the release earned RIAA gold certification and singles Get Inside and Inhale each received GRAMMY® Award nominations for ‘Best Metal Performance.’ Come What(ever) May followed in 2006, making an even bigger splash, debuting on the Top 5 debut of the SoundScan/Billboard 200, plus a #1 entry on Billboard’s ‘Rock Albums’ chart. The acclaimed collection spawned yet another GRAMMY®-nominated single in 30/30-150, whilst stacking up another RIAA gold certification. Come What(ever) May birthed a series of rock radio classics, including Sillyworld,Made of Scars, the #1 hit, Through Glass, which spent seven weeks atop Billboard’s ‘Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks,’ while also reaching #2 on ‘Alternative Songs’ and a Top 40 slot on the overall ‘Hot 100.’ The song’s companion video is also a fan favorite, with over 72 million views to date on YouTube alone.

STONE SOUR’s 2012 sister LPs, the colossal House of Gold & Bones - Part 1 and House of Gold & Bones - Part 2, both made Top 10 debuts on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 just six months adrift of each other.

 Fever 333 Release New Single 'Vandals'.

Fever 333Wednesday 8th January 2020
GRAMMY® Award-nominated activists FEVER 333 have shared “Vandals,” a powerful new standalone single. Available now on all streaming platforms, “Vandals” was originally recorded during sessions for FEVER 333’s acclaimed debut LP, STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS.

FEVER 333 recently wrapped up a run of UK / European D333MONSTRATIONS, which extended a truly epic year of touring for the group. A vast majority of the headline events sold out, without any opening acts. FEVER 333 have dominated stages all over the world, with festival performances at Lollapalooza South America, AfroPunk, Reading, Download UK, Download AU, Park Live Moscow and Japan's Fuji Rock Festival. 

Earlier this year, FEVER 333 released the official music video for “Animal,” which is streaming now on the band’s YouTube channel. Animated and edited by pix3lface, the video pairs footage from FEVER 333’s recent D333MONSTRATIONS with strobing illustrations from the artist. “animal” is featured on FEVER 333’s acclaimed Roadrunner Records/333 Wreckords Crew debut LP, STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS, available now for streaming and download HERE, with exclusive bundles also available via the official FEVER 333 Webstore HERE. $3.33 from the sale of each album bundle will be donated to the band’s own Walking In My Shoes Foundation. Created by FEVER 333 vocalist Jason Aalon Butler, the Walking In My Shoes Foundation benefits organisations that generate empathy, understanding, and change within the communities they serve, including Movement Voter Project – Black Voter Fund, United For A Fair Economy, and Mijente Support Committee.

Explicitly devoted to a revolutionary cause and delivering aggressive advocacy through a molotov cocktail of punk, hip-hop, and thrash, FEVER 333’s activism serves as the banner for the band’s focus on community, charity, and change. Comprised of vocalist Jason Aalon Butler, drummer Aric Improta, and guitarist Stephen Harrison, FEVER 333 arrived in 2018 with their politically charged debut EP, MADE AN AMERICA, highlighted by the smash title track as well as the top 10 rock radio favourite, “Walking In My Shoes.”

STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS followed in January 2019, featuring such rock radio hits as “Burn It” and “One Of Us,” both joined by powerful companion videos streaming now via FEVER 333’s official YouTube channel HERE. Directed by Butler with filmmaker DJay Brawner, “One Of Us“ sees the band demonstrating alongside fans holding personalised protest signs on the streets of downtown Los Angeles as they march towards City Hall.

STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS was instantly greeted with worldwide acclaim from the likes of Kerrang!, which declared the album to be “a foghorn blasting out their manifesto over a soundtrack that’s electrifying, sometimes confrontational, and designed to get you on your feet and ready to fight back….STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS sizzles with invention, crossing genres with a funky spring in its step. But where it truly succeeds is in its enormous heart, and its desire for inclusivity, community and simply for people to be better to one another.” FEVER 333 was recently awarded Best Song at the 2019 Kerrang! Awards for “Burn It.” The group was also featured on the cover of Kerrang! alongside Metallica, Jimmy Page, Ghost and Skunk Anansie.