Ahead of the album's eagerly awaited release, Bullet For My Valentine have a slew of activities confirmed leading into Friday. Following over 9 million Spotify pre-release streams of singles, ‘Over It’, ‘Piece of Me’ and ‘Letting You Go’, plus 12 million official YouTube streams, Gravity will finally available digitally and physically, on June 29th via Search & Destroy/ Spinefarm Records, HERE. Ltd. edition bundles, including an embossed CD boxset, are also available at the same link. BFMV will be meeting fans and signing copies of Gravity at 4 UK-based HMV stores. Access to all events will be restricted to customers who order a Gravity + event bundle here: https://www.hmv.com/hmvlive/bullet-for-my-vallentine Please note that photography restrictions may apply and that the band will only be able to sign copies of their new album. HMV SIGNING EVENTS JUL 02 HMV 363 London, Oxford Street @ 6:00 PM (Doors open: 5:30pm) JUL 03 HMV Newcastle @ 5:30 PM JUL 04 HMV Birmingham bullring @ 5:30 PM JUL 05 HMV Cardiff @ 5:30 PM A Gravity ltd. edition pink/black swirl vinyl + event entry bundle can be purchased for London only. BFMV will be performing live at the London, Oxford Street event at 6pm sharp. Please arrive in good time to collect your bundle order. BFMV will be connecting directly with their faithful fanbase on release date and beyond. They will participate in a Q&A session with fans on Twitter on Friday, June 29. A Facebook Live Q&A session is planned for next week. Fans can tune in and watch the band's performance at Vainstream in Germany on Saturday, June 30, as it will be livestreamed via Facebook. Meanwhile, BFMV have announced an Oct / Nov 2018 UK & Euro tour, including two arena slots for the UK, taking place on November 10th at Alexandra Palace, London, and on November 11th at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff. Of Mice & Men will appear as support on all shows. ‘GRAVITY’ EURO & UK TOUR DATES OCTOBER 24 Columbiahalle Berlin, DE 26 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, DE 27 Palladium Cologne, DE 28 Zenith Munich, DE 30 Samsung Hall Zurich, CH 31 Estragon Bologna, IT NOVEMBER 03 Haus Auensee Leipzig, DE 06 Casino de Paris Paris, FR 07 Rockhal Esch-sur-Alzette, LX 08 013 Tilburg, NL 10 Alexandra Palace London, UK 11 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, UK Tickets are on sale here: http://www.bulletformyvalentine.com/live/ Additionally, the band has confirmed the support acts for their Autumn 2018 North American headline tour; BFMV will be joined by We Came As Romans and Bad Omens on the September and October dates, which runs from September 13 through October 16. The band will also appear at two premiere festivals — RiotFest in September in Chicago and Aftershock on October in Sacramento. Watch the video for "Letting You Go"HERE. Watch the video for "Over It" HERE. Bullet For My Valentine now feature on the cover of Metal Hammer magazine – pick up your copy at Tesco.
 Anti-Flag Announce European And UK Tour.

Anti-FlagTuesday 17th July 2018
Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag have just announced a UK/Euro tour this fall with Silverstein, Cancer Bats, and Worriers. Tickets are on sale now.
"Anti-Flag have always seen punk rock as a vehicle for change; community leads to recognizing commonality, which leads to a recognition of our collective power, which leads to us knowing we have the power to create the future we want to see.

This tour, this line-up, eclectic in sonics but all bands believe in sharing empathy over apathy, optimism over cynicism. The goal is to bring people from all walks of life through the door. Introducing them to new people, new friendships, new ideas.

Silverstein: a band we have done countless Warped Tours with... have been comrades in arms for years (hell, Chris #2 and Paul Marc play ice hockey together). They’re a powerful band, we’ve shared stages all over the world, but this will be our first club tour together.

Cancer Bats: some of our oldest friends... we’ve toured together in Canada, the US, played shows in the UK, but finally get to trek across Europe together. Their newest album is a perfect representation of their ability to connect with people in the hardcore, metal and punk rock world. They are a band made up from kids forged in those scenes.

Worriers: some of our newest friends! This band being a part of the tour is an incredible honour. The members of Worriers are some of the most committed people in punk rock, their work and time should be applauded. Survival Pop is one of our favourite records in the last few years and we cannot wait to hear these songs every night.

As with any Anti-Flag tour, records, bands, and t-shirts are not the predications of our work. Amnesty International, Sea Shepherd, Kein Bock Auf Nazis, (and hopefully many other local organizations) will be involved. Disseminating ideas on how to fight fascism, fight for human rights and fight for the life of our planet at every show. At a time when we see the right and fascism as a whole on the rise, racism being emboldened, and hatred commonplace in public discourse... these shows will hopefully provide solace, a place for us all to come together and recognize our power, recharge our strength and continue to fight bigotry with every breath we take.

'These are the days that test your heart and soul. Strap yourself in for the American Fall.'"  Anti-Flag

In conjunction with their tour announcement, Anti-Flag have released a music video for "Trouble Follows Me." The video was directed Alexey Makhov and filmed in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, during the band's current European summer tour. The song comes from their 2017 album American Fall, available now via Spinefarm Records.

Watch Anti-Flag's video for "Trouble Follows Me" HERE.

Anti-Flag have been staples in the punk rock scene since they formed in 1993. The band is well known for its left-wing political views, focusing on anti-war activism, imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various socio-political sentiments. Their most recent album American Fall was released in 2017.
UK Tour Dates w/ Silverstein and Cancer Bats:
10/30 - Birmingham, UK - Asylum
10/31 - Bristol, UK - SWX
11/1 - London, UK - Heaven
11/2 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
11/3 - Glasgow, UK - Garage
11/5 - Belfast, UK - Foundry
11/6 - Dublin, IE - Whelan's


 The Fiam Release New Single 'Summer Is A Curse'.

The FaimTuesday 17th July 2018
The Faim are excited to announce they will be main support for Against The Current for their Autumn UK & Europe tour.  The 18 date tour will see them hitting many cities for the first time, including Dublin, Ireland. Full dates are below.

Their song,  "Summer Is A Curse" has had over 1.2 million streams to date and is currently in the Top 50 airplay charts in Germany.  You can watch the official video HERE

The video follows frontman Josh Raven and his love interest on the run from the law, eventually escaping before it all goes up in flames. It also showcases the band delivering a stellar live performance with the Welsh countryside as a fitting backdrop. 
The song was co-written with Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer, and according to Josh, " 'Summer is a Curse' is a reflection of our journey as a band. Being placed out of Australia and in LA for the first time as a band, we got thrown into this whole new world of exciting experiences and pressures. As frightening as it was, and no matter our feelings at home, it became this tunnel vision of realising that we had this chance to make our dreams a reality. Our music video reflecting that exact same feeling of freedom was so important for us." 

The track follows the massive debuts of the quartet's previous releases, "Saints Of The Sinners" and "Midland Line." which collectively have over 1.6 million streams to date.  All of the band's songs were produced with the legendary John Feldmann (blink-182, All Time Low, Good Charlotte) and have racked up support from VEVO, BBC Radio 1's Dan P Carter, Upset, Rock Sound, TMRW, Alternative Press, MTV, The Box, Scuzz and more. Stream and purchase "Summer Is A Curse" HERE.
The Aussie pop-rock quartet kicked off 2018 with extensive global touring this year supporting Lower Than AtlantisSleeping With SirensPVMNTS, The Dangerous Summer, PVRIS across 5 tours and 54 shows.  These included sold out Headline shows and some of the most talked about appearances at The Great Escape, Slam Dunk, Camden Rocks & Download festivals. The band will return to the UK & Europe later in the Summer for tours with Waterparks and Sum 41, Reading & Leeds Festivals and with Against The Current.

All tickets can be purchased HERE, and a full list of shows can be found below.
During the recording process of their forthcoming release, The Faim have teamed up with some of the scene's biggest luminaries, including Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, Twenty One Pilots' Josh Dun, and blink-182's Mark Hoppus. Fans can expect more music later this year, and stay tuned for additional exciting news.
 
The Faim Tour Dates

Tues 21st August- Posthalle, Wurzburg W/ Sum 41 & Waterparks

Wed 22nd August- Parkbuhne, Leipzig W/ Sum 41 & Waterparks
Fri 24th August - Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
Sat 25th August - Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

Tues 28th August Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen W/ Sum 41 & Waterparks
30th August - Beat Festival, Empoli - Italy with Sum 41 & Waterparks

31st August - Rimini Park Rock Festival, Rimini - Italy with Sum 41 & Waterparks

With Against The Current
15th September- The Academy, Dublin, Ireland
17th September- SWX, Bristol
18th September- Engine Rooms. Southampton
19th September- Waterfront, Norwich
21st September- O2 Institute, Birmingham
22nd September- Stylus, Leeds
23rd September- O2 Ritz, Manchester
25th September- Garage, Glasgow
27th September- Riverside, Newcastle
29th September- O2 Forum, London
2nd October- Trix Club, Antwerp, Belgium
3rd October- Melkweg, Amsterdam
5th October- Kantine, Cologne, Germany
6th October- Gretchen, Berlin Germany
7th October- Uebel & Gefaehrlich, Hmaburg, Germany
9th October-  Ampere, Munich, Germany
10th October-Batschkapp Frankfurt, Germany
11th October- Yoyo, Paris, France

 Living With Lions Release Video For 'Tidal Wave'.

Living With LionsMonday 16th July 2018
Living With Lions are excited to share the warped new video 'Tidal Wave' taken from their incredible third full-length studio album 'Island' set for release on  September 21st via Redfield Records (EU) No Sleep (USA) Bloom Records (CAN) Ice Grill$ (JPN).

Watch 'Tidal Wave' Here
Preorder 'Island' Here

'Island' was recorded by Stu McKillop (Comeback Kid, The Dreadnoughts) at Rain City Recorders, and mixed/mastered by Kyle Black (Boston Manor, Comeback Kid) at Alley Studios in Los Angeles. Life-affirming. Emotive. Empowering. These are clear and vital watchwords that reveal themselves when confronted by the barrage of impassioned, caustic vocal melodies, breakneck drums, all flanked by gargantuan punk-rock guitar and bass riffs that are stacked in abundance throughout the latest impressive offering from the Vancouver five-piece.

Living With Lions have been making waves around the world since 2009 with their trademark dynamics, anthemic melodies, and combustible live shows, as well as releasing their critically acclaimed sophomore studio album, 'Holy Shit' in 2011. With the departure of front-man Stu Ross in early 2012, many questioned what this would mean for the future of Living With Lions; Chase, Landon, Loren, and Bill did not. "It was a big decision, but not a hard one. There was so much more we wanted to accomplish as a band"  says Chase Brenneman.

With the founding member (Brenneman) stepping up to lead vocals, and longtime friend Craig Spelliscy completing the lineup on guitar, the band began to hit the road once more releasing a 3 song EP, and touring across Europe, Australia, Asia and North America through 2014-2015; The band felt re-energized.  "It wasn't a matter of perseverance for us after Stu left, really..." says Brenneman. "We just have fun making music together and playing shows. Why wouldn't we keep doing it?".

2018 will prove to be a big year for Living With Lions. With their 'Island' complete the group looks to get back to what they truly enjoy the most, playing music together.

"I know we couldn't have done it without each other. We've learned to lean on one another when things aren't looking good... Despite all the things we went through though, in a weird way, I know the record turned out better because of it." - Chase Brenneman

Living With Lions have toured extensively sharing stages with bands such as A Day to Remember, The Ghost Inside, Blink 182, Paramore, New Found Glory, The Wonder Years, Title Fight, Comeback Kid and many, many more.

Be sure to catch LWL live soon...

 Skyline Series Bristol Announces Change Of Venues For Summer Shows.

Skyline Series BristolSunday 15th July 2018
Having opened to acclaim with two fantastic shows at Bristol's Harbourside Ampitheatre in June, Skyline Series, a brand new season of summer concerts in Bristol and Birmingham, continue next Friday featuring a headline set from Future Islands with special guests Little Dragon.

Sadly, due to minor delays with new venue St Philips Gate, the upcoming Bristol shows in the series will be moving to the following venues: 

20th July - Future Islands - to Ashton Gate Stadium (indoor)
3rd August - From The Jam, The Beat Ft Ranking Roger, The Selecter - to SWX
24th August - James Arthur - to Harbourside Amphitheatre
26th August - The Vamps - to Harbourside Amphitheatre
31st August – Texas – O2 Academy Bristol
7th September - Garbage - to Ashton Gate Stadium (outdoor)
9th September - The The - to Ashton Gate Stadium (outdoor)

Event Organisers The MJR Group, said:
'For us, the guest experience is paramount and St Philips Gate won't be ready in time to create the experience they deserve for Skyline Series. Our intention with Skyline Series is to utilise all of Bristol's incredible outdoor music spaces over the coming years and following successful  shows with Echo and The Bunnymen, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Peter Hook and The Light and UB40 we look forward to showcasing the rest of the series at both Harbourside Amphitheatre, Ashton Gate Stadium and SWX.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused our guests.'

For further information please visit www.skyline-series.com.

 Good Charlotte Release Video For New Single 'Shadowboxer'.

Good CharlotteSunday 15th July 2018
Good Charlotte have released "Shadowboxer", the second single taken from their anxiously awaited seventh studio album, Generation Rx. The song is available to stream and download now HERE. The band have also released an accompanying music video for the track, directed by Jake Stark. In line with Generation Rx's lyrical themes, the video for "Shadowboxer" is a solitary look at what appear to be everyday people confronting the pain and struggle that is reflected back at them as they look at themselves the mirror. Such pain is often not visible to others as the stigma of mental health issues forces many people to suffer in silence. Watch it HERE.

Due for release on September 14, 2018 via a newly minted global partnership between the band's MDDN label and BMG, "Generation Rx" is available for pre-order HERE. The band have also launched a collaboration with LA streetwear brand Chinatown Market, including limited edition shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and more. "Chinatown Market for Good Charlotte" pre-order bundles are available exclusively through Good Charlotte's online store HERE.

This autumn, Good Charlotte will embark on a massive North American Tour in support of "Generation Rx" that will kick off on October 12, 2018 in Mexico City, and wrap on November 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets for the tour are on sale now. Good Charlotte will return to Europe and the UK for a tour kicking off February 1, 2019. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.

"Generation Rx" represents both a new chapter and full circle moment for the group—brothers Joel [vocals] and Benji Madden [guitar, vocals], Billy Martin [guitar], Paul Thomas [bass], and Dean Butterworth [drums]. Powered by punk spirit, rock songcraft, and cinematic ambition, they retain the signature vitality and vulnerability of their formative years, while delivering an urgent, unafraid, and undeniable message befitting of two decades in the game.

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

Catch Good Charlotte live at one of the following shows:

 
Good Charlotte North American Tour Dates
 
October

12th Mexico City, Mexico - Open Air ACMX
13th Puebla, Mexico - Tecate Comuna
16th Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
17th Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
19th Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
20th Lynchburg, VA - Phase 2
21st Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
23rd Worcester, MA - The Palladium
25th Toronto, ON - Rebel
26th Montreal, QC - MTelus
27th Syracuse, NY - SI Hall at the Fairgrounds
28th Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
29th New York, NY - Terminal 5

 
November

1st Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
2nd Columbus, OH - Express Live!
3rd Grand Rapids, MI - Monroe 20
4th Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
6th Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
7th Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
9th Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
10th San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater
11th Dallas, TX - House of Blues
12th Houston, TX - House of Blues
14th Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
15th Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
16th Garden City, ID - Revolution Concert House
17th Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
18th Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
20th San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater
21st Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
23rd Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
24th Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl at The Palms

Good Charlotte European/UK Tour Dates February 2019

 
1st Zürich, Switzerland - X-Tra
3rd Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
4th Munich, Germany - Zenith
5th Cologne, Germany - Palladium
7th Brussels, Belgium - AB
8th Paris, France - Zenith
9th Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle
11th Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
12th Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
13th Berlin, Germany - Columbiahale
15th Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
16th Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
18th Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
20th London, United Kingdom - Alexandra Palace

 Alter Bridge To Release Live From London Royal Albert Hall Album And DVD.

Alter BridgeSunday 15th July 2018
After 14 years performing together, five full-length studio albums, and countless sold-out shows around the globe, there aren’t many items left on a band’s bucket list. For Alter Bridge, one of the remaining list items was crossed off in October 2017 when the band performed two sold-out shows at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson. Those career-defining shows were captured and combined in the upcoming Napalm Records worldwide release Live At The Royal Albert Hall on September 7th.


“I think out of all the years of doing this [music], this experience is the top two or three highlights without a doubt. It’s something that none of us are going to forgot,” explains Myles Kennedy in a recently released trailer that can be seen here: https://youtu.be/iMwwi-7wRBk.

Live At The Royal Albert Hall is a 21-song collection that features some of Alter Bridge’s biggest hits, fan favourites and even a couple of rarities including “Words Darker Than Their Wings” – a song the band had never played live previously. Songs like “Before Tomorrow Comes,” “Ghost Of Days Gone By,” “The Last Hero,” and “Broken Wings” all find new life with the unique arrangements presented by Dobson and the Parallax Orchestra performing alongside the band. The pre-order for the release is live and fans can order various audio and video configurations including Blu-Ray, DVD, CD and Vinyl as well as other unique bundles with exclusive content.

The pre-order is currently live here: http://smarturl.it/LiveFromTRAH and at www.alterbridge.com.

A portion of the proceeds from all sales will go to the Future Song Foundation; an organisation that Myles Kennedy is closely involved with. The first track released from the collection is the band’s chart-topping single “Addicted To Pain.” The video for that song can be seen here: https://youtu.be/J6U-5BCDVK8.

The track listing for Live At The Royal Albert Hall is:

1) Slip To The Void                           
2) Addicted To Pain                           
3) Before Tomorrow Comes                   
4) The Writing On The Wall                    
5) Cry Of Achilles                             
6) In Loving Memory                         
7) Fortress                                  
8) Ties That Bind                             
9) The Other Side                            
10) Brand New Start                           
11) Ghost Of Days Gone By
12) The Last Hero
13) The End Is Here
14) Words Darker Than Their Wings
15) Waters Rising
16) Lover
17) Wonderful Life/Watch Over You
18) This Side Of Fate
19) Broken Wings
 20) Blackbird
21) Open Your Eyes

 Bad Rabbits Release New Song 'Dollars And Change'.

Bad RabbitsSunday 15th July 2018
Acclaimed R&B band Bad Rabbits have dropped the next song off their upcoming album Mimi – the feel-good"Dollars & Change" aims to make you feel rich even when you're broke, and the accompanying visual, featuring stunning animation by illustrator Jimmy Lazer, is another peek inside the larger-than-life story of MimiPRESS HERE to check out the video.

The band's forthcoming 7-track album Mimi (out August 10th - PRESS HERE to pre-order) is brimming with Bad Rabbits' signature O.G. funk and modern sonics. Soundtracked by shimmering synths, heavenly falsetto, ratchet horns, and swaggering bass lines, the Mimi album is a musical romp. Spontaneous and addictive, the mythical Mimi represents the quintessential dream girl...even if the Starbucks lattes and the selfies go a little overboard. A fictional short-haired, dark-skinned, social media-obsessed, voluptuous vixen named Mimi, whose sexuality is ambiguous, stands at the center of the album, where she can be found somewhere in each scene and song as the subject or a bystander. While the sonics on Mimi will jumpstart any party and provide a summer escape in true Bad Rabbits style, the storytelling found on the album ultimately is a celebration of women of all shapes, sizes, colors and walks of life, whether it be through lighthearted and innocent daydreams, or when things take an unacceptable turn for the worse into sexual harassment territory, like on "F on the J-O-B," an unconventional song in support of the Time's Up and #MeToo movements. While the track, featured on Spotify's New Music Friday, marks the return of Bad Rabbits' upbeat R&B funk, the lyrics and accompanying visual address the serious topic of sexual harassment in the workplace – an intentional juxtaposition. PRESS HERE to check out the eye-popping animated video, which sees justice served in the end.

"We actually wrote this song well before the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, and it was inspired by women's experiences in the workplace," explains vocalist Fredua Boakye. "Now, with everything that has happened in the past year, the song is even more important to us. The song and the video shame and mock the men who feel entitled to sex just because they are attracted to a woman. The narrator in this song is the guy that Mimi deals with every day at work. To the douchebags that sexually harass women, your time's up. To women, we just want you to know that we support you." 

"We're countering the stereotypes and telling a crazy story from a female point-of-view," says guitarist Salim Akram. "We're not trying to give you the perspectives of a bunch of 35-year-old guys. It's not about us – it's all about Mimi. Women need to be respected, period, and we're telling that viewpoint through the story of Mimi."

30 limited edition vinyl copies of "Dollars & Change" will be available on July 20th at www.BadRabbits.com. The 7" collector's lathe cut pressing is individually numbered and completely crafted by hand. Featuring a flood print with an image that reflects the theme of the track on the inside and hand-screened spot gloss varnish on the cover, these one-time-only records are intended for the true collector. PRESS HEREto stream another album track "Mysterious."

Bad Rabbits tapped the talents of longtime collaborator producer B. Lewis and various powerhouse, award-winning songwriters for Mimi including Teddy Riley [Michael Jackson], Sam Barsh [Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, A$AP Ferg], and Gavin Castleton [The Dear Hunter]. 

This fall, Bad Rabbits will play two London shows - October 12th at Boston Music Room and October 13th @ Bussey Building. Stay tuned for news on U.S. live dates.

 GroundCulture Release Music Video For 'Deviate'.

GroundCultureThursday 12th July 2018
Hotly-tipped Newcastle quintet GroundCulture have today released the music video for 'Deviate', from their self-titled EP released on June 1st.

Speaking of the track, singer Roy-Daniel Watson says, "'Metaphorically, Deviate speaks to me and illuminates the repetition of negative and inhibiting actions or thoughts. All around the world, the same essence permeates through people's entire journey. We need to become aware of these segments of our paradigm and learn that (with awareness, intention and accepting that were all in a pool of pure potential, equipped with far more power than we ever can perceive) we're more than capable of flipping the script and redefining ourselves.
There's a duality in story.. Have I made the change and redirected my life? Or am I reflecting on life before I throw in the towel and remove myself from that headspace in the only way that I that I feel I can?

I want to tell people it's okay to go to that place. It weighs you down, but if you realise your true value, being that low in the first place can be a catalyst to explode into pure, vibrant strength."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqpW2H6SiSQ&feature=youtu.be
GroundCulture follow recent shows with 30 Seconds To Mars and Every Time I Die with an appearance at Y Not Festival on July 27th.

 Northlane Release New Single 'Vultures'.

NorthlaneThursday 12th July 2018
Northlane have released their new stand-alone single "Vultures" today via UNFD. Northlane's most aggressive track in years, "Vultures" is the band at their dark and scathing best – but entirely on their own terms.
 
There's a vulture waiting to pick at my bones and bury me alive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8Ms6atpNRA&feature=youtu.be
Confronting those who've tried to contain Northlane over the years, "Vultures" is a frantic purge of frustration and bile, carried forth by the band at their heavy best. Northlane frontman Marcus Bridge has been on the receiving end of wild expectation and criticism ever since he stepped up to the microphone in 2014 and he's had enough.
 
"The main message is not having to live up to someone's expectations or live within someone's idea of what you should be," says Bridge. "It stems from a built-up number of things over the last few years that comes with people expecting what we are supposed to sound like as a band since I've come on board. A lot of that stuff that has given us this feeling to want to talk about it. It's important to be true to yourself and not let anyone mould you in a way that isn't the way you want to be.
 
"Just being able to talk about this subject at a point in time now where I see Northlane as being our band now, I don't feel like the new guy anymore. It feels like we are finally doing us and it's all feeling a lot more natural."
 

After announcing they'd be taking time out from the Australian touring circuit in early-2018, Northlanehad their first real break in years. During this downtime music was never far from their collective minds and feeling inspired and invigorated again, "Vultures" was created.
 
To bring Vultures to life, Northlane returned to their roots in Western Sydney and recorded the instruments at Chris Blancato's studio (the same place they recorded the instruments for Hollow Existence and the single "Rot") with vocals laid down at Electric Sun Studios with Dave Petrovic (where Discoveries was recorded). The band also introduced some new faces into the recording process with Drew Fulk (Motionless in White, Pop Evil) co-producing the track with the band and mixing handled by Adam "Nolly" Getgood (Periphery).
 
Bridge too has his own personal history at Electric Sun Studios, recording there a decade prior, and revisiting both their pasts really cemented his place within Northlane. 
 
"It was really special to come back Electric Sun and merge mine and Northlane's history together," he finishes.
 The band will also be returning to the UK this November for the Never Say Die Tour.

You can see Northlane at the following dates:

4th November Koko London
5th November SWX  Bristol
6th November Club Academy Manchester
7th November Asylum Birmingham

Tickets on sale now.

Northlane released their previous album Mesmer in March 2017 as a surprise to fans, which debuted at #3 on the ARIA Chart and earned the band their second ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal album that same year. In 2018, Mesmer has been on to be nominated for an AIR award for Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album, as well as Best Artwork at the Heavy Music Awards.

"Vultures" is available now on limited edition vinyl (only 300 copies worldwide) and on all streaming services.
Northlane - "Vultures" is out now on UNFD.

 Blood Red Shoes Release New Single 'Call Me Up Victoria'.

Blood Red ShoesThursday 12th July 2018
Friday July 13th- Brighton duo BLOOD RED SHOES have today released a brand new single 'Call Me Up Victoria' on their own Jazz Life label.

Listen/purchase/stream the single - HERE

From Drummer/vocalist Steven Ansell - "When i was young my parents told me that they'd expected me to be a girl when i was born. they had a name ready, and the name was Victoria. at some point growing up i started imagining this other version of me, a fictional idea of a person who has never existed but could have, someone different, better, wiser. this song is about yearning for that person to call up and help when you are at your most lost and everything is falling apart...except what if that imaginary person calls you and tells you something you don't want to hear?"

Live wise, the band just supported Alice in Chains for two sold out shows this weekend gone at O2 Academy Leeds and O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, will be back in the UK for 2000trees Festival this weekend, and then back to the US for a tour with The Presets. ALL dates below:

13 July: Cheltenham, UK - 2000trees Festival
10 August: Glasgow, UK - Kelvingrove Park
23 September: Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub*
24 September: Seattle, WA - Neumos*
25 September: Portland, OR - Revolution Hall*
26 September: San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom*
28 September: Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre*
29 September: San Diego, CA - Music Box*
30 September: Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall*
1 October: Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater*
3 October: St Paul, MN - Turf Club*
4 October: Chicago, IL - Metro*
5 October: Detroit, MI - Magic Stick*
6 October: Washington DC - U Street Music Hall*
8 October: Boston, MA - The Sinclair*
9 October: Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel*


% is with The Fratellis
* is with The Presets

 Swingin Utters To Release New Studio Album.

Swingin UttersThursday 12th July 2018
SWINGIN’ UTTERS are readying themselves for a busy year. Coming off the heels of celebrating thirty years as a band, and releasing a greatest-hits collection last year, they also managed to write and record a brand new full-length! Today, we’re thrilled to present the first song from the SWINGIN’ UTTERS dynamic new album, Peace and Love. The lead single is called “Human Potential,” and you can take a listen over at Brooklyn VeganPeace and Love will hit the streets on August 31st, and you can pre-order it now! Then, don’t miss them on tour. For all the dates and info, head here!

While its origin story has gone through more reboots than Batman, Superman and Spider-Man combined, punk rock has been a consistent presence on the musical landscape for more than 40 years. You might be surprised to know, however, that the Swingin’ Utters have been around for nearly as long —the band celebrated their 30th anniversary with a greatest-hits collection last year. Hell, this Bay Area street-punk band is so well-respected among their peers, there’s even a whole tribute compilation dedicated to their extensive catalog, including covers by the likes of Dropkick Murphys, Fucked Up and Teenage Bottlerocket.

Since that comp came out in 2010, the Utters have issued three more full-lengths, each more fiery than the last, and now sit on the verge of releasing their ninth proper LP. Recorded at Nu-Tune Studios in Pittsburg, California, this past March by Chris Dugan (Green Day, Iggy Pop), the album is titled Peace And Love, but don’t let that fool you: This isn’t some Haight and Ashbury hippie shit. In fact, according to guitarist/vocalist Darius Koski, Peace And Love’s content is as politically outspoken as the Utters have ever been.

“This is, by far, our absolutely most political record we’ve ever done,” Koski says. “We don’t generally write very pointedly political songs. We tend to be a little more vague and abstract. But this one is pretty pointedly disgusted and pissed off and really directly attacking these fuckin’ people in office.”
“I agree it is our most political record,” remarks singer Johnny Bonnel. “When sexism, racism, and nationalism is the agenda, it’s time to speak up.” 

Peace And Love certainly pulls no lyrical punches — we’ll give you three guesses as to who “Yes I Hope He Dies” is about, and the first two don’t count — but the Utters also keep things interesting from a musical perspective, whether it’s the Ramones worship of “E.C.T.” (think of it as the long-gestating counterpoint to “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment”), the surprisingly melodic, Beatles-esque “Seeds Of Satisfaction” (which Koski lovingly refers to as his “surf-goth song”) or the gorgeous, haunting closing track H.L.S., written and performed by guitarist/vocalist Jack Dalrymple and inspired by the sudden death of his former One Man Army bandmate Heiko Schrepel, who passed away in 2015. “Jack actually emailed me that song several years ago, right after Heiko died,” Koski recalls. “Immediately, I knew this is the last song on the record. My only suggestion was that it started with him acoustic, then the band joins in. You don’t really hear Jack that naked ever. That song gives me chills when I hear it.”

The rebellious spirit of the Swingin’ Utters is as present as ever on Peace And Love, although the band looks and sounds a little bit different this time around, thanks to their new rhythm section of Tony Teixeira on bass and Luke Ray on drums. “Both Luke and Tony are stellar musicians who study their work,” says Bonnel. “Luke has amazing ability, but all his drumming is tasteful—it’s never overkill. Tony managed to come up with classic bass lines that made every song a little bit stronger.”Koski echoes Bonnel’s praise, commenting, “We love having these new dudes in the band. Tony is a really melodic, pretty player, whereas Luke is a fucking monster. Tony and Luke are best friends, and they’ve been playing together for years in other bands like Cobra Skulls and Sciatic Nerve, so that really helps.”

It’s been four years since the Utters’ last full-length, so all three songwriters in the band had a stockpile of material when they headed into the studio. That means what you’re getting on Peace And Love is the cream of the crop.
“We usually abandon songs if we think they’re shitty or filler,” Koski admits. “I still have tons of songs; Johnny does too. But we try not to make records super-long.”

Given that the last time the Utters came off a prolonged hiatus, the band ended up cranking out three full-lengths in four years; one has to wonder if Peace And Love is going to be the start of another extended burst of creativity for these punk lifers. Koski isn’t thinking that far ahead, though. In fact, he finds it hard to even enjoy the present. Even though his band has achieved three decades and nine albums together—two feats nearly impossible for most bands—Koski wrestles with his legacy a bit.

“We just keep on going,” he says. “I’m glad we’re still doing it. Johnny’s 50; I’m in my late 40s. I don’t think anything particularly new is gonna happen—we’re not gonna be on TRL any time soon. That’s fine. It’s a total accomplishment to stay together this long, but I’m a total pessimist. I should be totally grateful—and I am! But it’s hard to be a plumber when you wanna be a full-time musician. But wah wah wah—I still get paid to travel and play my songs all over the world. I’m not a millionaire, but who cares? I get to make records, and someone out there cares about them.”

Swingin’ Utters — 2018 Tour Dates
08/23/18 Morro Bay, CA at The Siren
08/24/18 Long Beach, CA at Alex’s Bar
08/25/18 San Diego, CA at Casbah
08/26/18 Las Vegas, NV at Dive Bar
08/28/18 Tempe, AZ at Yucca Tap Room
08/30/18 Albuquerque, NM at Launchpad
08/31/18 Colorado Springs, CO at The Black Sheep
09/01/18 Denver, CO at Streets of London
09/02/18 Salt Lake City, UT at Urban Lounge
09/04/18 Reno, NV at Shea’s Tavern
09/05/18 Sacramento, CA at Harlow’s
09/06/18 Albany, CA at Ivy Room
09/07/18 San Jose, CA at The Ritz
09/08/18 Redding, CA at The Dip

 The Dirty Nil Set To Release New Album 'Master Volume' In September.

The Dirty NilThursday 12th July 2018
Canadian rock juggernauts The Dirty Nil have been tearing their way through the world's grimiest basements and loudest clubs for years, and their new LP 'Master Volume,' (Dine Alone Records, out September 14th) multiplies their JUNO-winning (Breakthrough Group of the Year) sound to stadium-filling, nosebleed-reaching dimensions. Asserting an amplified, technically informed, yet polish-free style, the band proves their punk mastery while retaining all of their raw, buzzed-out power.

Opening for the likes of The Who, Against Me!, The Menzingers, and The Wonder Years, guitarist/vocalist Luke Bentham, bassist Ross Miller, and drummer Kyle Fisher have spent their time on the road studying the controlled power of their mentors. For 'Master Volume' their goal was to make the music "less of a sprint and more of a strut" says Luke, and they tasked veteran alt-rock architect John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill, Death Cab for Cutie) with helping them achieve a slower, more muscular groove. But in typical Dirty Nil fashion, the band was more impressed by his nu-metal and hard-rock cred, and the new music rejects any hints of pretention.
First single "Bathed in Lightepitomises this, a cruelly danceable death-behind-the-wheel jam set to a sludgy, glam rock, Cheap Trick-esque riff. Luke explains of the running theme of cars and crashes through the album: "What can I say, most of the rock 'n' roll I've consumed in my lifetime has something to do with fast cars, as Van Halen as that sounds." Speaking to the origins of "Bathed in Light," he continues "On a tour of England, I kept napping in the back seat of the sprinter. One dream, involving a fiery roundabout death, shocked me to consciousness and put me in a jittery mood. I wrote down some nonsense on the back of a guitar string package and put a stomper of a riff to it at soundcheck. Roundabouts are terrifying."

Since they busted out of their quiet hometown of Dundas, Ontario, in 2011, The Dirty Nil have been making bold impressions with their hard-to-define (only accurate label: rock & roll) sound. Championed by the likes of Vice, Noisey and Stereogum and praised by Pitchfork for smashing "the boundaries separating 'indie,' 'pop punk,' and 'alt-rock'," the band will debut new music for the first time on UK shores at their 2000 Trees festival slot on Friday 13th July and at a London headline show at New Cross Inn on Monday July 16th.

 Slowly Slowly Release New Single.

Slowly SlowlyThursday 12th July 2018
Slowly Slowly have revealed their next single and video "Smile Lines" today. The next single lifted from St. Leonards will be accompanied by a national headline tour of the same name, kicking off on November 9 in Brisbane and will wind up where it all started in Melbourne on December 14.

One of the grungier offerings from St. Leonards, the dark, haunting refrain of "Smile Lines" is captured perfectly through the lens of Garrod, whose sunny disposition masks a vulnerable and complex soul.

On "Smile Lines" frontman Ben Stewart says: "We wrote the heavier sections as a band and had a lot of fun jumping around injecting it with energy. I sat with the quiet elements at home, trying to impart a conflicted narrative, which I felt would be an important backdrop to the more aggressive moments we had in the rehearsal room. The juxtaposition felt right and that's where Michael Roberts and I dreamed up the character of Garrod, the Jekyll and Hyde supermarket employee, harshly torn between his watered-down self and a complex rawness only present behind closed doors. Take what you want from the storyline, but for me the song centres around becoming entangled in your own web - the more you thrash around the worse it gets. Thomas Watson (Garrod) was incredible to work with and took us back and forth from stunned silence to roaring laughter over and over again in a very cold house one night in Brunswick."
 

Riding high from the release of their new album St. Leonards in May – and backed up by an almost completely sold out Australian headline tour months in advance – Slowly Slowly are proving exactly why they were earmarked to be one of 2018's breakout bands. Praised for its eloquent storytelling and capturing a portrait of the glory years of life in vivid colour, triple j Music Director Nick Findlay said, "Slowly Slowly from Melbourne are harking back to almost like that Kisschasy era of emo pop punk at a time where it's just perfect". Rock Sound Magazine echoed the sentiment, stating, "St. Leonards sees Slowly Slowly pushing themselves to new heights to ensure no one underestimates them" while Kerrang! Magazine say "Ben Stewart's raw emotion steals the show." But Stack Magazine truly summed it up best with "Slowly Slowly are making gold on their sophomore effort".

Before Slowly Slowly set off on the Smile Lines tour, the band will head up to Brisbane for a bunch of showcases at Bigsound 2018, set to prove exactly why they've been labelled "one of Australia's biggest buzz acts" by the Music.

SLOWLY SLOWLY 
Smile Lines Tour

Friday 9th November - The Zoo, Brisbane
Saturday 17th November - Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth
Friday 30th November - The Lansdowne, Sydney
Saturday 1st December - Rad Bar, Wollongong
Friday 7th December - Pelly Bar, Frankston
Friday 14th December - 170 Russell, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Thursday July 12 at 9am.

 Jamie Lenman Releases New Music Video.

Jamie LenmanThursday 12th July 2018
JAMIE LENMAN has today released the new video for his single 'Irrelevant' featuring Andrew Groves from Arcane Roots

The other recent track/single 'Long Gone' featuring Justine Jones from Employed To Serve, is part of a very limited (500) blue marble vinyl release through Big Scary Monsters, and is available on all digital platforms to stream and purchase fnow. Release date for the vinyl is July 27th.

'Irrelevant' was recently premiered on the Radio 1 Rock Show, with Daniel P Carter, and 'Long Gone' by Annie Mac on Radio 1, and the limited vinyl can be pre ordered now from - HERE


From JAMIE LENMAN on 'Irrelevant' - "This track is a re-working of the last track on my album 'Devolver', about trying to get rid of the ego and any haughty ideas you might have about yourself as someone or something important. Really it's about death and being ready for that, you know – you come from nothing, you go into nothing, and that's fine. I had an idea that it would make a really nice quiet ballad – but when I demoed it, it sounded so much like Arcane Roots that I thought why not just get Andrew (Groves) to do it? We'd been friends for a long time and we'd just been on tour in Europe together so it made a lot of sense. He brought all his synth toys to bear on it and added those brilliant high vocals, I really love it. It was Andy's idea to bring in producer Chris Coulter which was fantastic because in addition to being Arcane Roots' producer and my live guitarist for two years, he's also a great friend of both of ours, so that was a really fun happy day we spent in the studio, trying bits out and pulling it all together."

And on the new video - "We spent the entire promotional budget on the video for the other side of the single, 'Long Gone', but I wanted 'Irrelevant' to have its own visual identity so I dug out this old idea I'd had for a video that could maybe have suited the album version, 'Devolver', and worked it around the new track. We shot the footage of me singing in our house and Andy sent me over his footage which he'd shot at his place, and I stitched them together with a bunch of weird stock footage and colour effects. It's supposed to be like you're receiving a bunch of garbled images in space, broadcast from an unknown source, sort of mysterious...I'm really happy with how it came out."


These brand new tracks come off the back of a huge couple of years for JAMIE LENMAN, with the release of his recent 2nd album 'Devolver' and his very own, sold out London festival 'Lenmania' last Christmas. Jamie has also toured the UK twice, toured Europe with Arcane Roots, had Radio 1 premiers and Rockest Records with Annie Mac and The Radio 1 Rock Show and been praised by everyone from Kerrang! Magazine to Music Week, Metal Hammer to Q Magazine.
 
Live wise, JAMIE LENMAN following his appearance at this years Download Festival, he will also be performing at Reeperbahn (Germany), 2000trees, ArcTanGent festivals, and more accross the summer. He will also be main support to Marmozets in London on Friday 19th October at The Forum.

ALL confirmed and announced JAMIE LENMAN dates:
13th July – 2000trees Festival
21st July – Tramlines Fringe
16th Aug – ArcTanGent Festival
8th Sep – Rocked Up Hootenanny
9th October - The Forum, London *supporting Marmozets

 

 Deaf Havana Announce Instore Signings.

Deaf HavanaThursday 12th July 2018
Deaf Havana invite you to a special week of music and art to commemorate the launch of their new album Rituals on August 3rd.  

The first of the week's celebratory events will take place on Friday August 3rd when the serene surroundings of St Pancras Old Church in Kings Cross will play host to a stripped back acoustic set. Deaf Havana will travel to Scotland on Monday August 6th, to Glasgow and the fabulous setting of St Luke's Church. The band will perform another acoustic set there. Both these venues will be framed by an exhibition of the inspiring work of acclaimed photographer Wolf James. Photographs from her 'My Love Is Lethal'series dress the new album Rituals and these images will be on public display for the first time. Limited edition photographs will be available to purchase (subject to availability).
The full list of appearances and performances that week are as follows, or find full info online at https://www.deafhavana.com/instores

Fri 3rd August   London, St Pancras Old Church, £12  / evening
(Price incl entry ticket, signed standard copy of the cd & 5 exclusive pin badges)

Sun 5th August  Newcastle, HMV, free entry / 2pm
 (Acoustic set & signing)

Mon 6th August  Glasgow, HMV, free entry / 1pm
(Signing)

Mon 6th August  Glasgow, St Luke's Church, £12 / evening
(Price incl entry ticket, signed standard copy of the cd & 5 exclusive pin badges)

Tue 7th August  Nottingham, Rough Trade, free entry / 7:30pm
(Acoustic set & Signing)

Wed 8th August  Birmingham, HMV, free entry / 1pm
(Signing)
                       
Wed 8th August  Bristol, Rough Trade, free entry / 7:30pm
(Acoustic set & Signing)

Thu 9th August  Marlborough, Sound Knowledge, free entry / 1pm
(Signing)
                      
Thu 9th August  Kingston, Banquet Church, £12 / evening
(Price incl entry ticket, signed standard copy of the cd & 5 exclusive pin badges)

Deaf Havana play London's O2 Academy Brixton on December 7th.  This will be the band's only UK full headline show for the rest of 2018, and will follow their festival exclusive performance on the Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds festivals in August, where they are billed second from the top.

Tickets for Brixton are available now:

Friday Dec 7   O2 Academy Brixton, London, £20 / www.myticket.co.uk

First single Sinner has already received great support from Radio 1 including a Scott Mills Tune Of The WeekBest New Popand New Music Friday. It has also been the drivetime Record Of The Week on Virgin Radio.  Receiving the inaugural video premiere on MTV's Instagram TV channel on July 5, you can catch the widescreen version of the video for Sinner on youtube here:

https://youtu.be/jpeJAPl1iZk

A recurring theme on the album is one of struggle and redemption. Feeling secure of his place in the world for the first time in his life, James Veck-Gilodi's (vocals) lyrics cover the themes of disconnect, wrestling with the self and letting go of personal demons. The music is in turn introspective and joyous, with help from the London Contemporary Voices choir, who feature on 5 of the album tracks, including first single Sinner.

Deaf Havana performed with the choir at their only other UK show in 2018, when they played an intimate show at London's Union Chapel for the War Child charity as part of the BRIT awards gigs. 
For more information on Deaf Havana please visit: http://www.deafhavana.com

 Shvpes Announce Second Studio Album 'Greater Than'.

ShvpesWednesday 11th July 2018
Shvpes (pronounced ‘Shapes’) will release their second studio album, Greater Than, on November 9th via Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records.

Having initially planned to run with three ‘mixtapes’ leading into the full record next year, the band have decided to bring the album forward, following an incredible fan response to first single “Undertones”, issuing it as a single body of work, to support an exciting autumn/winter touring schedule, details being confirmed.

“We’ve decided to bring you the full SHVPES experience this year with Album 2: 'Greater Than’ out on November 9th. We’re intensely proud of these tracks. We think they deserve to be experienced together in all of their glory. And we will have more to share with you very soon. We’re gutted to keep you guys in suspense, but we promise it’ll be worth the wait!”SHVPES

Written in Snowdonia, Wales, and recorded at Treehouse Studios in Chesterfield with world renowned producer and Engineer, Jim Pinder (Bullet For My Valentine, Machine Head, While She Sleeps), Greater Than is truly genre-defying; combing hip-hop and metal, plus alternative rock and urban elements, this is heavy music for the adventurous and open-minded.

Says Shvpes vocalist, Griffin, “What we’ve created feels bold, and I’m not worried about people getting pissed off – they can take it or leave it. A lot of people are going to absolutely love it.”

Matt Heafy of Trivium – one of Shvpes’ biggest inspirations – collaborates on the song, “Rain”; but despite this being the most metal track on the album, Matt’s vocals, unpredictably, feature on the rap section...

“That just seemed like the perfect part,” says Griffin, “because we didn’t want to give him a screamy-shouty verse, we wanted to do something a bit different. We put about 10 takes of him on there, so we’ve got this vocal gang monster!”

Since releasing their highly-praised 2016 debut Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair. Shvpes have been riding the wave of acclaim that rapidly attached itself to their name, touring Europe with some of the biggest bands in hard rock (Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Blessthefall) and appearing at festivals the world over. But in 2018, with Greater Than the band have truly arrived…

Greater Than track-listing: -
1. Calloused Hands
2. Undertones
3. Afterlife
4. Someone Else
5. Two Wrongs, No Rights
6. Rain (feat Matthew Kiichi Heafy) 
7. War
8. Renegades
9. Hey Brother 
10. I’m Stuck
11. Note to Cell
12. Counterfeit

 Paul Weller Announces New Studio Album.

Paul WellerWednesday 11th July 2018
To put it simply, ‘True Meanings’, the fourteenth Paul Weller solo album, the twenty sixth studio album of his entire career, is a record unlike any he has ever made before.

‘True Meanings’, is released on September 14th and is an album characterised by grandiose-yet-delicate, lush orchestration: an aesthetic to which Paul’s better-than-ever voice, singing some of his most nakedly honest words, is perfectly suited. A dreamy, peaceful, pastoral set of songs to get lost in, it is both an album that a lot of his faithful audience have been wanting him to make for a long time, and an album that many new people outside of that audience will relate to.

On the 25th May this year, Paul Weller turned 60: a milestone that has unquestionably had an impact on the feel, both lyrically and musically, of ‘True Meanings’ which comes across being the most singer-songwriter-style album he has ever made. However, it is also the most collaborative: with more guests than any record he’s been involved in before.

As well as all the members of Weller’s band, Rod Argent of the Zombies provides Hammond organ on ‘The Soul Searchers’ and piano and Mellotron on ‘White Horses’; folk legends Martin Carthy and Danny Thompson add picked guitar and double bass respectively to ‘Come Along’; Little Barrie plays lead guitar on ‘Old Castles’; Lucy Rose sings backup on ‘Books’; and ‘Movin On’ is the result of a “scratchy demo”on Paul’s phone that was sent to Tom Doyle of the White Label project. Even Noel Gallagher makes a sneaky appearance.

Perhaps most surprisingly of all, especially given how personal and introspective ‘True Meanings’ feels, lyrics for four of the fourteen songs here were written, to Weller’s melodies, by others. Connor O’Brien from Villagers came up with the words to opener ‘The Soul Searchers’, while ‘Bowie’, ‘Wishing Well’ and the closing ‘White Horses’ are all the work, lyrically, of Erland Cooper from Erland & The Carnival.

‘True Meanings’ was produced by Paul Weller except ‘The Soul Searchers’, which was co-produced by Paul and Conor O’Brien and ‘Movin On’ which was co-produced by Weller and White Label. The album was engineered and recorded by Charles Rees and mixed by Jan Stan Kybert.

The album was recorded in just over 3 weeks at Paul’s own Black Barn Studio, with the aforementioned, revolving cast of characters dropping in for a day here and there. The orchestration was added soon after, and that was that. It is always a good sign when the recording of an album is swift, and here you can just hear that the man at the centre of these songs is as focused and inspired – more inspired, even – than he has ever been.

The 14 tracks on ‘True Meanings’ are:
1. The Soul Searchers
2. Glide
3. Mayfly
4. Gravity
5. Old Castles
6. What Would He Say?
7. Aspects
8. Bowie
9. Wishing Well
10. Come Along
11. Books
12. Movin On
13. May Love Travel With You
14. White Horses

‘True Meanings’ is released on the following formats:
CD – housed in a ‘soft-pack’ gatefold card wallet with 12-page booklet.

Deluxe CD – Limited, deluxe edition CD in a casebound book package, including a 28-page booklet of photos and lyrics.   

Vinyl LP – Double heavyweight black vinyl LP, housed in a gatefold ‘tip-on’ sleeve, with 8-page booklet fixed inside the sleeve, plus a download card. The tip-on sleeve is limited to initial orders only.

And will be available to Download and Stream via the usual digital outlets.

 Sevendust Announce First UK Tour In Seven Years.

SevendustWednesday 11th July 2018
Rise Records group SEVENDUST have today announced their long-awaited return to the UK for a co-headline tour with All That Remains this December. These will be the band’s first UK dates since 2011. Promoting their recently released new album ‘All I See Is War’, SEVENDUST will close all shows.

Tickets for the ‘Return To The Kingdom’ tour go on general sale from 10am, Friday 13th July, with pre-sales starting today. Dates are as follows:

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

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

 Crossfaith Unleash New Video For 'Catastrophe'.

CrossfaithWednesday 11th July 2018
Osaka's Crossfaith have today released 'Catastrophe', the latest track from their new album, EX_MACHINA, set for release on August 3 via UNFD.

Speaking of the track, singer Kenta Koie says, "Catastrophe is another new song from our new album Ex Machina, which we are very excited about releasing! To inspire me to write this song I watched DEVILMAN crybaby, which is a famous Japanese sci-fi action anime, and it helped me write the lyrics. We always want our fans to experience something they've never had before through our music and shows, so we are looking forward to seeing everyone on our UK & Europe tour later this year!"
Crossfaith – Catastrophe’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKglbyrFcFo&feature=youtu.be
EX_MACHINA is the Japanese band's fifth album and the follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed XENO. The album features an impressive cameo from Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds as well industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9.

EX _MACHINA is a concept album set in an alternative near future in which the ruling class, known as Angels, maintain their world through artificial intelligence and other technology, which dehumanises people and effectively turns them into drones

Frontman Kenta 'Ken' Koie explains: "After we released last album XENO, we were thinking about what the next theme for us is. Then we decided to put theme "Awake the individuality". Because we've always trying to make new things and that's the big part of band's attitudes.
Technology has been advancing from when I was kid, and it definitely helps the world but at the same time I feel like technology take out important process to think about individuality in exchange for convenience.
This album is a grave warning for our future, I hope you guys listen to this and think about what the meaning of this album is for you and feel how you feel through this album and start something for your future."

Crossfaith's new album EX_MACHINA is available for preorder now. "The Perfect Nightmare" is available on all streaming services.
TRACKLISTING:
1. Deus Ex Machina
2. Catastrophe
3. The Perfect Nightmare
4. Destroy (feat. Ho99o9)
5. Freedom (feat. Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari)
6. Make A Move
7. Lost In You
8. Wipeout (Album Mix)
9. Milestone
10. Eden In The Rain
11. Twin Shadows
12. Daybreak
13. Faint (feat. Masato from coldrain) 

 Sleep On It Release Video For 'A New Way Home'.

Sleep On ItWednesday 11th July 2018
Sleep On It have shared the new music video for their song "A New Way Home", the opening track from their debut album Overexposed.

Sleep On It – A New Way Home - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi5s-bcz39c&feature=youtu.be

Previously, they've released music videos for "Fireworks" and "Distant", both off Overexposed, which was released in November of last year on Rude Records. The album was produced by Seth Henderson (Knuckle Puck, Real Friends), with additional production from Derek DiScanio. It is now available to stream or purchase. 

Recently, Sleep On It played Slam Dunk Festival in the UK and toured last fall with labelmates Waterparks. Today, they kick off their run on the second-half of the US Vans Warped Tour in Nashville.

 Thrice Announce New Album 'Palms'.

ThriceWednesday 11th July 2018
Thrice has announced a 14th September release date for their new album Palms. The album is the first Epitaph release for Thrice, who are widely regarded as one of the most innovative rock bands of their generation.

Co-produced by Thrice and Eric Palmquist and mixed by John Congleton, Palms encompasses everything from viscerally charged post-hardcore to piano-driven balladry. The most sonically expansive album so far in the band's 20-year-history, Palms follows the critically acclaimed To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere (released via Vagrant Records in 2016).

Also today, Thrice has shared their video for their previously released single, "The Grey." The deeply evocative visual for the song, directed by Daniel Carberry, follows two young women as they attempt to break away from confinement.  

Watch the video for "The Grey" here
 THRICE PALMS TRACKLIST
Only Us
The Grey
The Dark
Just Breathe
Everything Belongs
My Soul
A Branch In The River
Hold Up A Light
Blood On Blood
Beyond The Pines

 LAcuna Coil Announce Live Album And DVD.

Lacuna CoilWednesday 11th July 2018
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of LACUNA COIL’s debut. To celebrate this special year, they played an exceptional show on January 19 in London at the O2 Forum Kentish Town. The unique, one-time event was filmed and recorded for “The 119 Show - Live In London” which is scheduled for release November 9th, 2018.

Check out a brief trailer here: https://youtu.be/0Ui21FFcH9M

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

1. A Current Obsession 
2. 1.19 
3. My Wings 
4. End Of Time 
5. Blood, Tears, Dust 
6. Swamped 
7. The Army Inside 
8. Veins Of Glass 
9. One Cold Day 
10. The House Of Shame 
11. When A Dead Man Walks 
12. Tight Rope 
13. Soul Into Hades 
14. Hyperfast 
15. I Like It 
16. Heaven's A Lie 
17. Senzafine 
18. Closer 
19. Comalies 
20. Our Truth 
21. Falling 
22. Wide Awake
23. I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name) 
24. Enjoy The Silence 
25. Nothing Stands In Our Way 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of LACUNA COIL’s debut. To celebrate this special year, they played an exceptional show on January 19 in London at the O2 Forum Kentish Town. The unique, one-time event was filmed and recorded for “The 119 Show - Live In London” which is scheduled for release November 9th, 2018.

Check out a brief trailer here: https://youtu.be/0Ui21FFcH9M

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

1. A Current Obsession 
2. 1.19 
3. My Wings 
4. End Of Time 
5. Blood, Tears, Dust 
6. Swamped 
7. The Army Inside 
8. Veins Of Glass 
9. One Cold Day 
10. The House Of Shame 
11. When A Dead Man Walks 
12. Tight Rope 
13. Soul Into Hades 
14. Hyperfast 
15. I Like It 
16. Heaven's A Lie 
17. Senzafine 
18. Closer 
19. Comalies 
20. Our Truth 
21. Falling 
22. Wide Awake
23. I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name) 
24. Enjoy The Silence 
25. Nothing Stands In Our

 Brian Fallon For 2019 Solo UK Tour.

Brian FallonTuesday 10th July 2018
Following the announcement of the 'Songs From The Hymnal' UK acoustic tour for 2019, Brian Fallon has today confirmed second shows in both London and Manchester due to popular demand, and revealed Craig Finn as main support across all dates.


With shows in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Brighton now sold out, additional tickets for the second shows will be available for fan presale on Tuesday July 10th at 9am BST via AXS (password: prayers), and available to the public from Wednesday, July 11th at 9am BST. Note the the Cardiff show has been moved to February 25th. For complete details and ticket information, please visit http://thebrianfallon.tumblr.com/live.


Fallon says; "I'm very excited to be able to come back over to the UK and do my solo acoustic and piano shows. Many songs and many stories!"


SLEEPWALKERS saw Brian Fallon once again push timeless rock 'n' roll into the modern era, recasting British Invasion rock, first generation UK punk, and American pop and soul into a near irresistible sound he's dubbed – with a nod and a wink towards The Who – as "Heavy R&B." Recorded at New Orleans' Parlor Recording Studio with producer Ted Hutt – the man behind the board for The Gaslight Anthem's 2008 breakthrough, THE '59 SOUND – the album was another sterling example of Fallon's always adventurous artistry.


Known far and wide as singer/guitarist of The Gaslight Anthem, as well as such outfits as The Horrible Crowes and Molly & The Zombies, Fallon made his solo debut with 2015's masterful PAINKILLERS.  The album – which includes the hit singles, 'A Wonderful Life' and 'Painkillers' – drew widespread critical applause upon its release.


UK TOUR DATES
Feb 5th - Newcastle, UK (Wylam Brewery) SOLD OUT
Feb 6th - Edinburgh, UK (Queens Hall) SOLD OUT
Feb 7th - Manchester, UK (Albert Hall) SOLD OUT
Feb 8th - London, UK (Union Chapel)
Feb 9th - London, UK (Union Chapel) SOLD OUT
Feb 22nd - Cambridge, UK (Junction)
Feb 23rd - Brighton, UK (St. Georges Church) SOLD OUT
Feb 24th - Bath, UK (Komedia)
Feb 25th - Cardiff, UK (Tramshed)
Feb 26th - Manchester, UK (Albert Hall)

 Bugzy Malone Announces Massive UK Tour.

Bugzy MaloneTuesday 10th July 2018
He’s hit the Top 10 with his past three EPs, but Bugzy Malone’s career is set to reach new heights with the August 17th release of his debut album ‘B. Inspired’. After launching the project with ‘Warning’, Bugzy now amplifies anticipation for the album with a double-shot of activity: not only has he dropped a new track and video in the shape of ‘Drama’, but he’s also announced his biggest headline tour to date.

‘Drama’ finds Bugzy’s incendiary rhymes exploring a narrative based around the anticipation and intensity of the preparations for a major heist. It’s also a cautionary tale. Had events in his life unfolded differently, the criminal world might’ve been Bugzy’s reality – an existence that’s glamorous for the disenfranchised but with dangerously high odds of mortal failure. Instead he’s on a mission to champion young people who’ve been dealt a bad hand in life.

“‘Drama’ is what my life could’ve been like if I didn’t turn things around,” says Bugzy. “There are other ways out than crime. I’m now in a place where I can speak to a lot of people and my whole ethos is switching on the belief switch in people's heads. If people take inspiration from that then it's priceless.”

Backed by production by Diztortion (Stormzy, Kano), the track’s spaghetti western-style introduction and searing guitar solo from Alastair O’Donnell (Tinie Tempah, Krept & Konan) infuses ‘Drama’ with a cinematic scale atmosphere that evokes Bugzy’s love of the gritty Netflix crime drama ‘Narcos’ and the visionary directors Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan.

The official video for the track was put together by Bugzy with his regular collaborator Connor Hamilton and filmed at various locations in Dubai. Extending Bugzy’s track record for high end, conceptual visuals, it interweaves an intense film-within-a-film crime narrative with performance footage shot at the top of a skyscraper.

Having already claimed his crown as The King of the North, Bugzy’s set to take his gospel further afield with the biggest tour of his career. The ‘B. Inspired’ tour is the biggest headline tour to date by any grime artist and will see him perform to a total of 38,000+ people. It includes two 4000-capacity homecoming shows at Manchester’s Mayfield Depot.

He’s set to play the following dates:

OCTOBER
18th – Liverpool, O2 Academy 1
19th – London, Printworks
21st – Oxford, O2 Academy 1
24th – Newcastle, O2 Academy
25th – Leeds, O2 Academy 1
26th – Birmingham, O2 Academy 1
27th – Norwich, UEA

NOVEMBER
1st – Nottingham, Rock City
2nd – Bristol, O2 Academy 1
4th – Cardiff, Y Plas
8th – Manchester, Mayfield Point
9th – Manchester, Mayfield Point
14th – Edinburgh, Corn Exchange

Tour presale starts at 10am on Tuesday 10th July http://listings.ticketweb.co.uk/bugzymalone Fans who pre-order the ‘B. Inspired’ album from https://bugzymalone.tmstor.es/ before then will receive a unique code giving them exclusive access to the pre-sale  

Tickets go on general sale from 10am on Thursday July 12th. They’ll be available from www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

‘B. Inspired’ will be released on August 17th, with formats including a limited edition signed print, an exclusive slipcase, signed versions, and digital including streaming pre-saves. Fans can pre-order the album from https://lnk.to/Bugzy_BInspired.

‘B. Inspired’ finds Bugzy stripping back his outer bravado to reveal the man behind the surface. Unafraid to rap about issues which are be too painful to speak about in person, Bugzy’s tales pulsate with raw emotion. These are immediately relatable narratives: heart-breaking flashbacks to a traumatic childhood viewed from the perspective of an adult, and stories of everyday folk desperately battling against the tide – some swim to a brighter future, while others are submerged by overwhelming odds.

 The Living End Back With New Album.

The Living EndTuesday 10th July 2018
One of Australia’s most loved and pioneering bands, The Living End are back with a brand-new album. Hot on the heels of electric new single ‘Don’t Lose It’, the band have announced the name and release date for their new album.

Recorded over a six-week period in Berlin during an inspired recording session with producer Tobias Kuhn, The Living End’s eighth studio album Wunderbar will see a worldwide release through Rise/BMG Records on September 28. Wunderbar came together faster than any other The Living End album before and is one of the most raw, conscious, and politically vital records of their career. Sound wise - Wunderbar isn’t a foray into electronic music or soft rock crooning. It’s what The Living End are known for. It’s what they’re good at. It’s what they love. Frontman Chris Cheney explains further.

“We’re not trying to re-write Dark Side of the Moon or anything.” Instead, Wunderbar does what The Living End do best, what’s kept hundreds of thousands of fans listening for nearly a quarter of a century: straightforward, heart-pounding, guns blazing rock and roll.”

After writing an album’s worth of songs (and more), Chris, Scott and Andy decamped to Berlin, where they holed up in a studio with producer Tobias Kuhn. The band had never worked with Tobias before, but found that they forged an instant connection with him. “Chris and I have grown up together and basically shared musical tapes with each other since we were kids,” says Scott, “and we can speak our own language sometimes when it comes to music. But Tobias spoke that language too. He knew everything we were talking about.”
A live-wire in the studio (“His arse is normally a few inches above the chair because he's rocking out,” says Scott) Tobias was like a shot of steroids to the heart for The Living End. Wunderbar wouldn’t be the same without him.

And it wouldn’t be the same without Berlin, either. Living in an Airbnb with no heating, Chris, Scott and Andy felt the brunt of Berlin’s icy winters. But if the band hadn’t been pulled out of their comfort zone, there’s no way they would have been able to put together a record like Wunderbar. “Berlin’s such an amazing place,” recalls Scott. “There’s no better place in the world for rock and roll bands to make dirty, gritty rock and roll music.” Decamping to the city where icons like Iggy and Bowie and Eno was a huge inspiration for The Living End and helped tap into the same punk spirit that initially made them so famous.

It’s a perfect representation of The Living End in 2018. Some bands grow old and make ‘dad rock’. Some bands fizzle and die out. The Living End, however, are only just getting started.

Pre-order ‘Wunderbar’ here: http://www.thelivingend.com.au/

 Yes Release New Mix Of 'Fly From Here - Return Trip'.

YesTuesday 10th July 2018
Prog icons YES have released a brand-new mix of their album Fly From Here Return Trip, featuring the Drama line-up and new lead vocals by Trevor Horn, to coincide with their 50th Anniversary celebrations.

All the vinyl editions and the special postcard book, which were previously only available to pre-order, are IN STOCK AND OUT NOW but are only available on the band’s #YES50 tour (including the Fan Convention in Philadelphia on 21st July 2018 with all four surviving members in attendance) and via these two links ONLY:

Pledge: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/yes-fly-from-here-return-trip

Burning Shed: https://burningshed.com/tag/fly%20from%20here

The original 2011 release of Fly From Here featured the band members who appeared on Drama: Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, plus Benoit David on lead vocals with Trevor Horn in the role of Producer.

Trevor Horn says: “I really enjoyed listening to Alan and Chris playing together again. Finishing off the album was a labour of love.”

Fly From Here - Return Trip also contains a previously unreleased song, “Don’t Take No for an Answer” recorded in 2011, with Steve Howe on lead vocals. Additionally, the full-length version of “Hour of Need” is included. This has previously only been included as a Japanese bonus track.

 JWaterparks Release New Video For 'We Need To Talk'.

WaterparksTuesday 10th July 2018
Waterparks have shared the new music video for "We Need to Talk" from their latest album Entertainment, released earlier this year through Easy Life Records. Fans will notice a surprise at the end of the video, which will expand on the story told in their previous video for
"Not Warriors/Crybaby".

We Need To Talk Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfYqK0QlmEU&feature=youtu.be

Waterparks are currently on the last ever Vans Warped Tour in the US, before heading to England in August for main stage appearances at Reading and Leeds.

 Seasick Steve Announces New Album 'Can U Cook?'.

Seasick SteveTuesday 10th July 2018
Fresh from a fantastic performance at London's Hyde Park on 6th July, Seasick Steve is announcing the release of his new album. 'Can U Cook?' on September 28th through BMG Rights Management. Can U Cook? is available on CD, standard and limited edition clear vinyl, and all streaming and digital platforms. Physical pre-order is available now at www.seasicksteve.com. Steve will be hitting the road to play Can U Cook? live on an extensive European tour starting in October, with a full list of UK dates booked for November.

Can U Cook? sees Steve mixing up all of his much-loved ingredients to deliver a fresh new record that's full of sunshine as well as being a good ol' Seasick mix of boogie, blues, rock, Americana and folk music. Produced and written by Seasick Steve, Can U Cook? is Steve's ninth studio album and was mostly recorded in a converted ice house on the dock in Key West, Florida. Steve's longtime drummer Dan Magnusson (a.k.a. Crazy Dan) is featured on the record, along with amazing playing contributions from guitarist Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars). Luther is now part of the touring band for the forthcoming tour dates.

Steve explains, "Just seems there's all kinds of sunshine and colours on this record.  Maybe it's because we made most of it down in Key West, Florida, or maybe it had somethin' to do with the happy hours at Conch Republic? I swear!"

A sizzler of an album he can't wait to release, Steve continues, "Can U Cook? was made down south, way down south, as far south as you can go and still have your boots in America. I luv it and I'm hoping y'all like it too".

Steve heads out on the road across Europe this Autumn to play Can U Cook? live, and will be returning to the UK in November for his first full headline UK tour since 2015. Steve's last headline show in 2016 was at The SSE Arena, Wembley. Full tour ticket info here: www.seasicksteve.com/gigs




Can U Cook?

UK tour November 2018


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

 Sikth Announce Bostom Music Rooms MAsterclass.

SikthTuesday 10th July 2018
SikTh, the UK's pioneers of the progressive metal scene are offering a unique experience on 17th September with a masterclass at London's Boston Music Rooms. Fans will have the opportunity to gain an insight in the writing and recording process behind albums such as 'Death of a Dead Day', looking at the inspiration behind these records and hearing interesting facts and tales from these sessions that they've never heard before. 

Guitarist Dan Weller comments,  "We have been making music together since the turn of the century. Before MySpace, Facebook, Spotify, YouTube changed the way music was consumed. In this masterclass we'll talk about how it all began for SikTh, how the band has evolved and let people in on some of the secrets and tricks that go into creating our music".
There will be an opportunity to ask the band questions direct in a Q & A session, watch a run down of the gear and equipment the band use, alongside instrumental performances of tracks from the band's acclaimed catalogue. SikTh will also talk in-depth about their comeback, which began with a surprise reunion at Download Festival in 2014 followed by 'Opacities' EP in 2015.

The masterclass will culminate in a meet and greet session. Ticket as are on sale now - https://showstubs.co.uk/products/sikth-masterclass-2018
SikTh will also be touring the UK in September.
THE RIDDLES OF HUMANITY UK TOUR - tickets available here - HERE
12-Sep – Stoke - Underground
13-Sep – Newcastle - Think Tank
15-Sep – Liverpool – Hangar 34
16-Sep – Cardiff -  Globe
18-Sep – Plymouth – The Junction
19-Sep-   Southampton – Engine Rooms
20-Sep – Oxford - Bullingdon
Support will come from Liverpool based Loathe

 Jaret Reddick Announce UK Solo Tour Support.

Jaret ReddickSunday 8th July 2018
As the UK continues through the hottest summer it's known for quite some time, that also means that Bowling For Soup's Jaret Reddick is getting ever closer to his UK return in September. Twelve months on from the original Heartache and Hilarity tour, Jaret is returning to play five shows in the UK on the Heartache and Hilarity Too tour, before going on to play a handful of shows in other parts of Europe. 

Jaret isn't coming by himself, and wants to let everyone know just who will be joining him for the very special Heartache and Hilarity evenings. There will be not one but two special guests! First up will be Jaret's longtime friends and collaborators The Dollyrots! The Californian bubblegum punk favourites are no stranger to Bowling For Soup audiences, having toured the UK with BFS a couple of times over the last decade or so. Kelly and Luis have just completed a handful of dates on the last Vans Warped Tour and will be playing some shows stateside before gearing up for Heartache and Hilarity Too.

Taking their place on Heartache and Hilarity Too alongside Jaret and The Dollyrots will be Nottingham natives Lacey. The band are currently whiled away working on their eagerly awaited second album. Having been part of the "How About Another Round" tour in early 2016 with Bowling For Soup and The Dollyrots, they've hit the road with the likes of Mallory Knox, Motion City Soundtrack and many more. Lacey drummer Dave Pearson is very eager to once again hit the road with Jaret:

"Touring with Jaret and the BFS family is always the best time and we feel very lucky to have been invited back - we're excited to rework our songs acoustically to tug on a few heartstrings, and to hear some of Jaret's stories - none of which we hope are anything to do with him getting us embarrassingly drunk on tour buses and cruise ships..."

Jaret Reddick w/ The Dollyrots and Lacey - Heartache & Hilarity Too UK - September 2018

15th - Birmingham - O2 Institute 2 - Tickets
16th - Liverpool - Arts Club - Tickets
17th - Sheffield - The Plug - Tickets
18th - Cardiff - The Globe - Tickets
19th - London - Dingwalls - Tickets

Tickets for all dates of Heartache and Hilarity Too are on sale at the links above and on all the usual online ticketing retailers. 

Here's the thoughts of the man himself, Jaret Reddick, about his upcoming UK tour:

"I am beyond stoked to return to the UK for Heartache and Hilarity Too! And yes, I spelled that right! This is gonna be an all new, same idea, with lots of added bits show that will certainly make everyone sing, laugh and maybe even tear up a bit! Can. Not. Wait."

 Jon Wilkes Announces New Music Project.

Jon WilkesSunday 8th July 2018
Former The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus member – Jon Wilkes, a platinum-selling artist with a significant experience and reputation in the music industry – launches a brand new project, aiming to expose a unique, innovative and distinguishable music profile in the current state of the music world, called KOU. The first chapter of KOU's undoubtedly destined for success journey in the entertainment world is called "Time Is The Enemy", the formation's first single, which is clearly showcasing and presenting the experimental, mysterious and meaningful nature of the characteristics of this new project's essence. Utilizing immersive layers of mysterious synth-driven pieces, genuine lyrics and subtle guitar melodies, "Time Is The Enemy" creates truly impressive soundscapes that permeate the overall composition, as the final product shines over a minimalistic electronic pulse before subtly building effectively to the chorus and escalating to an expected climax. Providing a sense of intensity and emotion through experimental electronic elements and atmospheric and alternative song construction that fits well in combination with the immersive overall look of the music, the general progression and development of the "Time Is The Enemy" is nothing short of monumental, and the momentous build up in the bridge of the track makes way for one more plunge into the fray, ultimately capturing a grand feel, further magnified by the exceptional visual presentation of the accompanying video, which proves that KOU's end goal is to truly generate significant waves in the future and completely revolutionize the music world with its activity.

KOU provides further explanation regarding the single's meaning and characteristics: "This song is about how we deal with love and loss. It was inspired by the movie "Interstellar", where the main character is trying to get back to his daughter, no matter the cost and will not give up untill he sees her again. "Time Is The Enemy" is about this same idea of how time can tear us apart, but we can always find each other again by never giving up."

 Alice Cooper Announces 'A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris' Live Album.

Alice CooperSunday 8th July 2018
Following the release of the 2017 studio album "Paranormal", which was the best chart-performing album by Alice Cooper in decades, the American rock legend took his exciting live show all over the world, accompanied by "the best band he has ever had."

After an entire year spent on the road, the "Paranormal tour" ended in Paris, on December 7th, 2017 at the world renowned Olympia, a theatre that is iconic in the truest sense of the word.
The Olympia, since opening in 1888, has witnessed changes in entertainment and pop culture for 130 years from the can-can through Édith Piaf to Johnny Hallyday and the Beatles and now...

Alice Cooper!

This 90 minute rock show is a journey through Alice Cooper's timeless creations: classics like "Poison", "School's Out" and "No More Mr. Nice Guy" are alternated with hand-picked gems for the joy of true Cooper connoisseurs like "Pain", "Woman of Mass Destruction" and "Paranoiac Personality," the first single from the album "Paranormal".
The album captures a rock and roll show at its peak and is one of the best live releases by Alice Cooper, featuring his longtime band guitarists Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie, bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel in front of an excited audience.

"A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris" will be released on August 31st, 2018 on earMUSIC as 2CD digipak, 2LP Gatefold (white and red LP) and Digital.

In July 2017, Alice Cooper released "Paranormal", his first studio album in six years. Produced by Bob Ezrin, it was immediately saluted as a classic Alice album, featuring collaborations with iconic guests such as ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, U2's Larry Mullen and Deep Purple's Roger Glover, as well Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway and Michael Bruce – the three original Alice Cooper band members.
The album charted at #4 in the German and Australian official album charts, #6 in the UK and in Sweden and overall, it reached the highest chart positions for Alice in several decades.

PREORDER THE ALBUM HERE:
2CD: https://alicecooper.lnk.to/ParanormalOlympia
2LP: https://alicecooper.lnk.to/ParanormalOlympia
Digital:https://alicecooper.lnk.to/ParanormalOlympia

TRACK LIST
CD1
1. Brutal Planet
2. No More Mr. Nice Guy
3. Under My Wheels
4. Department Of Youth
5. Pain
6. Billion Dollar Babies
7. The World Needs Guts
8. Woman Of Mass Distraction
9. Poison
10. Halo Of Flies

CD2
1. Feed My Frankenstein
2. Cold Ethyl
3. Only Women Bleed
4. Paranoiac Personality
5. Ballad Of Dwight Fry
6. Killer / I Love The Dead themes
7. I'm Eighteen
8. School's Out

2LP Coloured
Side A
1. Brutal Planet
2. No More Mr. Nice Guy
3. Under My Wheels
4. Department Of Youth
5. Pain
6. Billion Dollar Babies

Side B
1. The World Needs Guts
2. Woman Of Mass Distraction
3. Poison
4. Halo Of Flies

Side C
1. Feed My Frankenstein
2. Cold Ethyl
3. Only Women Bleed
4. Paranoiac Personality

Side D
1. Ballad Of Dwight Fry
2. Killer / I Love The Dead themes
3. I'm Eighteen
4. School's Out                

 The Vamps Announce four Corner UK Tour.

The VampsSunday 8th July 2018
The Vamps are certainly having a busy Summer! Fresh from a US promo tour where they performed on some of the biggest TV shows in America, they now return to the UK with the announcement of their Four Corners UK & Ireland 2019. On top of this, they then release their highly anticipated new album Night & Day (Day Edition) next Friday 13th July.

The Vamps kick off their Four Corners UK & Ireland 2019 Tour on Saturday 27th April at Plymouth's Pavilions, and then spend the next 5 weeks visiting all corners of the UK before wrapping the dates in Bournemouth on 1st June. Tickets go on sale Saturday 28th July at 10am – for more information and to buy tickets, please visit www.thevamps.net/tour. The Vamps will be joined on the tour by pop-rock trio New Hope Club (all dates) and rising star HRVY (*selected dates).

Tour dates

27 April 2019                 Plymouth                      Plymouth Pavilions
01 May 2019                 Nottingham                   Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
03 May 2019*                Birmingham                  Arena Birmingham
05 May 2019*                Liverpool                      Liverpool Echo Arena
08 May 2019                 Newcastle                     Newcastle City Hall
10 May 2019*                Aberdeen                      AECC BHGE Arena
11 May 2019*                Glasgow                       The SSE Hydro
12 May 2019                 Carlisle                         The Sands Centre
15 May 2019                 Hull                               Hull Bonus Arena
18 May 2019                 Manchester                   O2 Apollo Manchester
20 May 2019                 Leicester                       De Montfort Hall
22 May 2019                 Norwich                        UEA
23 May 2019                 Cambridge                    Cambridge Corn Exchange
25 May 2019*                London                         The O2
31 May 2019*                Brighton                        Brighton Centre
01 June 2019*               Bournemouth                Bournemouth International Centre
 
Tickets for The Vamps go on-sale to the general public on 28 July 2018 at 10am at www.livenation.co.uk/

 Elvis Costello Forced To Cancel Remaining Dates Of European Tour.

Elvis CostelloSunday 8th July 2018
Elvis Costello has been forced to cancel the remaining 6 dates of his current European tour on medical grounds. His doctor has strongly advised him to take a break from his current tour itinerary and rest. Ticket holders should go to point of purchase for refunds.

Elvis apologises to his fans and releases the following statement:

"Six weeks ago my specialist called me and said, "You should start playing the Lotto". He had rarely, if ever, seen such a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy that could be defeated by a single surgery.  

I was elated and relieved that our European summer tour could go ahead. 
Post-surgical guidelines for such surgery, recommend three weeks to four weeks recovery depending on whether you are returning to a desk job or an occupation that involves physical work or travel. 

It was impossible to judge how this advisory would line up with the demands on a traveling musician, playing 90-minute to 2-hour plus performances on a nightly basis but by the time we reached the Edinburgh Playhouse, I was almost fooled into thinking that normal service had been resumed. 

I have to thank our friends attending last night's show in Amsterdam and those in Antwerp, Glynde and at Newcastle City Hall for bearing me up. The spirit has been more than willing but I have to now accept that it is going to take longer than I would have wished for me to recover my full strength. Therefore, I must reluctantly cancel all the remaining engagements of this tour. 

My apologies go to our ticket holders in Manchester, Pula, Graz, Vienna, Tysnes and Rattvik but I would rather disappoint our friends there by not appearing than in pressing on with a show that is compromised and eventually puts my health at risk.

My deep thanks go to Pete Thomas, Steve Nieve and Davey Faragher of The Imposters for all their deep friendship, love and support during this upsetting time. Thanks also to Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee whose beautiful voices have spurred me on to do the singing that I've managed, whatever the cost. It goes without saying that there are many others who have worked to get us to the stage and from town to town to whom I am also deeply grateful.

To leave you with some more optimistic news, The Imposters and I - together with several of our other friends - have made a magnificent new record of which we are truly proud. It will be issued in October, I believe. We will return at the soonest opportunity to play that music and your favourite songs that still make sense to us all.

Take very good care of your loved ones but Gentleman, do talk to you friends - you'll find you are not alone - seek your doctor's advice if you are in doubt or when it is timely and act as swiftly as you may in these matters. It may save your life. Believe me, it is better than playing roulette."

Yours through music. Elvis Costello"

Dates Affected
June
Weds 27th                            UK, Southend, Cliffs Pavilions
Thu 28th                                                UK, Plymouth, Plymouth Pavilions

July
Fri 6th                                     UK, Manchester, Castlefield Bowl
Sun 8th                                  CROATIA, Pula, Pula Arena
Mon 9th                                                AUSTRIA, Graz, Kasematten - Schlossberguhne
Weds 11th                            AUSTRIA, Vienna, Konzerthaus
Sat 14th                                 NORWAY, Tysnes, Tysnesfest Gjesrstad Arena
Mon 16th                              SWEDEN, Rattvik, Dalhalla

 Deaf Havana Release Video For 'Sinner'.

Deaf HavanaThursday 5th July 2018
Deaf Havana can today reveal the official video for Sinner.  This is the first single taken from Rituals, their forthcoming album which is out on August 3rd via SO recordings.

Sinner has already received great support from Radio 1 including a Scott Mills Tune Of The Week, Best New Pop and New Music Friday. It has also been the drivetime Record Of The Week on Virgin Radio.  Having received the inaugural music video premiere on MTV's Instagram TV channel today, you can catch the widescreen version of the video for Sinner on youtube here now:

https://youtu.be/jpeJAPl1iZk

Deaf Havana play London's O2 Academy Brixton on December 7th.  This will be the band's only UK headline show for the rest of 2018, and will follow their festival exclusive performance on the Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds festivals in August, where they are billed second from the top.

Tickets for Brixton are available now:
Date                           Venue                                         City                             Ticket Price/Link
Friday Dec 7            O2 Academy Brixton              London    £20 / www.myticket.co.uk

A recurring theme on the album is one of struggle and redemption.  Feeling secure of his place in the world for the first time in his life, James Veck-Gilodi's (vocals) lyrics cover the themes of disconnect, wrestling with the self and letting go of personal demons. The music is in turn introspective and joyous, with help from the London Contemporary Voices choir, who feature on 5 of the album tracks, including first single SinnerDeaf Havana performed with the choir at their only other UK show in 2018, when they played an intimate show at London's Union Chapel for the War Child charity as part of the BRIT awards gigs. 

Deaf Havana will be on tour across Europe throughout the summer, with additional festival appearances at Paris' Rock En Seine, Madrid's Mad Cool Festival, and Belgium's Pukkelpop to name but a few.  In November the band will play their first Central American show, as part of Mexico City's Corona Capital Festival.

 Ward Thomas Back With New Album 'Restless Minds'.

Ward ThomasThursday 5th July 2018
24 year old twins Catherine and Lizzy, best known as Ward Thomas, release their eagerly anticipated new album 'Restless Minds' October 5th on WTW Music/Sony Music. Lead single 'Lie Like Me', available on all platforms from today, is a glorious, addictive slice of their unique sound.

Restless Minds is the follow up to their 2016 No.1 charting major label debut 'Cartwheels' and firmly establishes Ward Thomas as leading exponents of new wave country tinged pop. 'Restless Minds' is available to pre-order now

"We never consciously tried to be country," Lizzy says. "We love country but we've always set out to simply write songs that suit the content. The country artists we listen to know are the ones mixing it up and moving the genre on – Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves in particular. But we also love Lorde, Cardi B, Haim and Julia Michaels."

Imagine if you can an album that incorporates all those influences and you've got a taste of what 'Restless Minds' sounds like. A sprawling 15 song collection written in Nashville, London and Hampshire with previous collaborators Jessica Sharman, Rebekah Powell and Martin Terefe (Shawn Mendes) in addition to Ed Drewitt (Little Mix), Rachel Furner (Craig David) and Steve Robson (Paloma Faith). The album was produced in London by Martin Terefe and Joe Rubel (Ed Sheeran).

Lyrically the twins have tackled issues close to their hearts, including pertinent observations on social media, the women's movement, what 'the truth' means in 2018 and mental health.

"As soon as we started writing the album, it became obvious what the themes would be," says Catherine. "We were discussing current issues for us as twentysomethings, in a world that's scary because it's changing so quickly, but is also creating lots of exciting, new opportunities."

New single 'Lie Like Me' is a biting indictment of lives faked online, accompanied by a deceptively sweet, flirtatiously upbeat musical track. It's totally Ward Thomas circa 2018 and effortlessly showcases their confidence and swagger. Watch the stylish lyric video HERE.

Other highlights on this sonically bold album include 'No Filter', which like the rest of the album never stands still, all dreamy piano and percussive electronics and the harmonic twang of the super catchy  'Same Love'.

1. No Filter 
2. Lie Like Me
3. One More Goodbye 
4. It's Not Just Me
5. Ain't That Easy
6. Rather Be Breathing
7. Hopeless
8. Never Know 
9. Same Love
10. Changing
11. No Fooling Me
12. I Believe In you
13. Little Girl Sorrow
14. Deepest You
15. This Too Will Pass
 

 Rick Astley To Release New Single 'Beautiful Life'.

Rick AstleyThursday 5th July 2018
Rick Astley releases the eagerly anticipated video for 'Beautiful Life', the brilliant first single and title track taken from his forthcoming album, out July 13th on BMG. Written, produced and with every instrument played by Rick, 'Beautiful Life' is destined to be the sound of the summer.

The energetic accompanying video was directed by Vaughan Arnell (Robbie Williams, One Direction, Olly Murs) and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Watch it HERE

Rick has also just announced two very special album launch shows, with Manchester tickets on sale this Friday July 6th (9:30am) HERE and Kingston tickets available from Banquet Records now HERE

July
12th                                                        KINGSTON, The Church
17th                                                        MANCHESTER, O2 Academy Ritz


Two years ago Rick released '50', a glorious comeback album that sold over 300,000 copies and was one of the biggest selling discs of 2016. Now he's back with an even better album, featuring 12 timeless tracks; each one a gem.

After selling 100,000 tickets on his last tour, Rick and his band play 18 dates across the UK this autumn with tickets on sale now.

October
Thu 25th                                                                Glasgow, SEC Armadillo
Fri 26th                                                  Hull, Hull Venue
Sat 27th                                                 Manchester, Manchester Arena
Mon 29th                                              Gateshead, Gateshead Sage
Tue 30th                                                                Gateshead, Gateshead Sage

November
Thu 1st                                                   Plymouth, Plymouth Pavilions
Fri 2nd                                                   Cardiff, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Sat 3rd                                                   Brighton, Brighton Centre
Mon 5th                                                                Southend, Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Tue 6th                                                  Cambridge, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu 8th                                                   London, London Eventim Apollo
Fri 9th                                                     London, London Eventim Apollo
Sat 10th                                                 Bournemouth, International Centre
Mon 12th                                              Nottingham, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Tue 13th                                                                Nottingham, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Thu 15th                                                                Birmingham, Birmingham Genting Arena
Fri 16th                                                  Leeds, Leeds First Direct Arena
Sat 17th                                                 Liverpool, Liverpool Echo Arena

 Hellions Release New Track 'Furrow'.

HellionsThursday 5th July 2018
Hellions have released their new track "Furrow" today. The second piece of new music from Hellions, "Furrow" was recorded in Thailand with long-time producer Shane Edwards and captures the quintessential Hellions island vibe as the band take an introspective journey through self-worth and the impact it has on relationships.

Of "Furrow" Anthony Caruso (drummer/co-writer) says: "Furrow speaks of real, personal experiences in dealing with the mental processes of learning to accept, understand, forgive and above all, love someone in a relationship, where clashing values and morals are constantly challenging not only commitment to another person, but our own happiness. The outside world has profound influence on how we perceive ourselves; our self-worth. How this effects the state of being in love with one another can be so powerful, it can prove to be some of our greatest challenges throughout life. The fallen tulip in the artwork is an acknowledgment to the struggle and loneliness we can feel in fighting our own battles of self-perception, while being able to realise someone else's."

Next week, Hellions touch down in the UK to kick off a headline tour alongside a string of festival appearances, including 2000 Trees, Truck Festival and Y-Not. Upon their return, the band will play Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong on September 29.

FORTHCOMING UK LIVE DATES:
Wed Jul 11 - The Old Blue Last, London UK
Thu Jul 12 - The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham UK
Fri Jul 13 - Two Thousand Trees Festival*
Sat Jul 14 - The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes UK
Sun Jul 15 - The Anvil, Bournemouth UK
Tue Jul 17 - The Booking Hall, Dover UK
Wed 18 Jul - Hy Brasil, Bristol UK
Thu Jul 19 - Le Pub, Newport UK
Fri Jul 20 - Truck Festival*
Sat Jul 21 - The Boileroom, Guildford UK
Mon Jul 23 - The Waterfront Studio, Norwich UK
Tue Jul 24 - The Parish, Huddersfield UK
Wed Jul 25 - The Garage Attic, Glasgow UK
Thu Jul 26 - The Think Tank, Newcastle UK
Fri Jul 27 - Y Not Festival*
Sat Jul 28 - Birthdays, London UK

 Black Honey To Release Self-titled Debut Album.

Black HoneyWednesday 4th July 2018
Welcome to 'Black Honey', the self-titled debut album today announced by the UK's best rising band due for release on September 21st.  Listen to album opener 'I Only Hurt The Ones I Love' today. 

Bursting out of the ether in 2014 with their squalling guitars, vivid colours and cinematic vignettes, there's no other British band out there quite like Black Honey. Having spent the last four years perfecting the indie game, everything you think you know about them and their unique surrealist world is about to be wonderfully shaken up as they prepare to release their hugely anticipated debut album.  With contradiction at every turn, it's an album that celebrates being human, in all its different forms and by doing so, will touch the hearts of everyone that hears it.

We've already heard 'Bad Friends' earlier this year, but with the exception of 2016's 'Hello, Today' (the track that saw the band become a household name at Radio 1), and the 2017 closer 'Dig', the album is made up of entirely new music with 9 brand new songs on offer. Album opener 'I Only Hurts The Ones I Love' – which you can listen to now – is a fascinating Garbage-flavoured meander that sets the tone for the record brilliantly. From there, there's stone cold classic 'Wasting Time', Lana Del Ray nodding slow-burner 'Blue Romance' and disco-pop Trojan horse 'Midnight' – to name just a few.  However, across the entirety of the record, you can always feel the bare bones of front lady Izzy B Phillips diary scribbles are just around the corner as the varying tracks switch between chart-headed bangers and scuzzy, industrial David Lynch inspired strangeness. 

It's the weird and wonderful mind of Philipps - her lovable but villainous, Milky-Bar-kid-meets-Debbie Harry persona – that you find very much at the heart of 'Black Honey'.  An open sufferer of both dyslexia and ADHD, she's a huge advocate for self-expression without limit and has relied hugely on her band – Tom Dewhurst (drums), Tom Taylor (bass) and Chris Ostler (guitar) – to channel everything that comes from her obsessive and dizzyingly creative head and bottle it into music. The album as a result is ultimately a collage of chaos, shot straight at the heart – honest, inspiring and deeply infectious. 

         Black Honey Track Listing:

  1. Only Hurt The Ones I Love
  2. Midnight
  3. Whatever Happened To You
  4. Bad Friends
  5. Blue Romance
  6. Crowded City
  7. Hello Today
  8. Baby
  9. Into The Nightmare
  10. Dig
  11. Just Calling
  12. Wasting Time


Listen to 'I Only Hurt The Ones I Love' HERE
Pre-order 'Black Honey' HERE
 
UK festival dates: 
30/06 Finsbury Park w/ QOTSA, London 
12-14/07 2000 Trees, Cheltenham
12-14/07 Latitude Festival, Southwold
19-22/07 Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
20-22/07 Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
26-29/07 Kendal Calling, Kendal
04/08 – Bestival, Dorset  
18/08 – RIZE Festival, Chelmsford 
30/08-01/09 Electric Fields, Dumfries
31/08-02/09 Bingley Music Live, Bingley 
 
October UK headline tour: 
13/10 Thekla – Bristol
14/10 Concorde 2 – Brighton 
15/10 Academy 2 – Birmingham
16/10 Norwich Arts Centre – Norwich
18/10 Church – Leeds 
19/10 Riverside – Newcastle
20/10 Stereo – Glasgow
21/10 Academy 2 – Manchester 
23/10 Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
24/10 Electric Ballroom – London 

 Unearth To Release New Album.

UnearthWednesday 4th July 2018
Earlier this year it was announced that Boston’s UNEARTH had signed with Century Media Records and were working on a new album. The band has completed work on the album entitled “Extinction(s)” which is set for a fall release. More details will be revealed the coming weeks.

Today, UNEARTH drop the album’s first single “Incinerate”

Follow this link to direct you to all streaming and download platforms to listen to “Incinerate”:
https://centurymedia.lnk.to/Extinctions​

Or listen to the song on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/eibN9wI77ME 

The band comments: “'Incinerate' brings the raw aggression and heaviness of our early material while also showcasing elements of where we've gone as a band since. Lyrically it is meant to be a song of unity in a time of great polarization around the world.  We are constantly being told to not like our neighbor because they might have different views. The theme is a faith in humanity to come together and combat and rid the world of those that are intentionally dividing us."

For their seventh release and Century Media Records debut, the band worked with Will Putney (Every Time I Die, Body Count, Gojira, Thy Art Is Murder, Silent Planet) at Graphic Nature Studios on the release. Additionally, Killswitch Engage's Adam D. recorded drums for the effort.  

After an awe-inspiring 20 years of blazing trails and dominating stages, UNEARTH is now institutionalized as a relentless force in heavy metal, standing the test of time with consistently triumphant creative output, tireless road warrior resilience, Blue Collar style workmanship and a resolute determination to deliver the goods.

With over 500,000 in worldwide album sales, UNEARTH’s continued staying power has also hinged on their highly interactive and toweringly heavy live performances.

 Slash Ft Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Announce 'Living The Dream' Album.

SlashWednesday 4th July 2018
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS have announced today, 18thJune they'll release their new album entitled LIVING THE DREAM on the 21st September via SLASH's own label Snakepit Recordsin partnership with Roadrunner Records LIVING THE DREAM is SLASH's fourth solo album, and third with his band featuring MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals). A pre-order for the new album will begin on the 25th July. 

For LIVING THE DREAMSLASH and his band re-teamed with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop, Incubus); the group are currently putting the finishing touches on the powerful 12 song collection.The band's previous albums World On Fire and Apocalyptic Lovedebuted in the Top Ten on 12 charts globally, spawned three #1 hit singles at U.S. Rock Radio and earned worldwide praise garnering SLASH some of the best critical acclaim of his career. World On Fire was tagged by Guitar World as "another bold and unapologetically riffy statement" and "a varied, immersive and incredibly hard rocking effort"(December 2014). Rolling Stone described Apocalyptic Love-- the band's debut album--as "filled with head bangers and plenty of fancy fretwork" and Revolver declared it "a collection of lean, high-octane rock-and-roll tunes built to be blasted out of open-top sports cars, or more suitably, open-air stadiums"(May 2012). 

The group have announced they'll kick off a U.S. headlining tour beginning the 13th September 2018 in Los AngelesCiti is the official credit card of the "Living The Dream" tour, as such Citi card members will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, 19th June at 10am local time to Thursday 21st June at 10pm. For complete details, visit: citiprivatepass.comSLASH fanclub presales will begin on the 19th June at 10:00am local time, with general onsales starting Friday 22nd June at 10:00am. Each ticket purchased online to a headlining show will include a digital copy of LIVING THE DREAM (out 21/09/18); all tickets are available at: http://www.slashonline.com.  The full itinerary (see below), encompasses three festival appearances: Sunday 16 September at KAABOO FestivalFriday 28 September at Louder Than Life Festival and Sunday 14 October at Aftershock Festival.

 Special Guests Announced For The Muppets O2 Arena Shows.

The MuppetsWednesday 4th July 2018
The Muppets announce an amazing line-up of very special celebrity guests for their most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational full-length live shows - their first ever in Europe!  Get tickets here

Famous celebrities from across the UK will join the Muppets on stage for all-new sketches, songs and other indescribable nonsense. If you've ever dreamed of being in the audience at The Muppet Show, this is your big chance.

On Friday, pop queen Kylie Minogue, actor and comedian Kevin Bishop and acting legend Charles Dance join the fun, while an all new episode of Pigs In Space will feature the 10th Doctor Who, David Tennant.

Going back in time for Saturday, Pigs In Space will welcome the 5thDoctor Who Peter Davison, while comedian and presenter Adam Hills will star alongside Kermit, Piggy and the gang, with Steps providing plenty of pop stardust.

"We're thrilled and thankful to all these stars for joining us for The Muppets Take The O2," said Kermit the Frog. "I'm sure the audience will have the time of their lives. And I promise that no celebrities will be harmed in the making of this once-in-a-lifetime event, so long as they don't get between Miss Piggy and the audience."

"Moi's fabulous performance alone is worth coming to The Muppets Take the 02," said Miss Piggy. "But I am delighted that so many of my famous friends are coming to join us on stage, to entertain my fans and, of course, to give moi a standing ovation." 

This exclusive European show - following a hugely successful trio of sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl last year - is the first time The Muppets have ever performed their full live extravaganza outside of the USA.  The O2 will become a place where Muppets and humans come together to share a special hilarious and heart-tugging connection.

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will be joined by the whole gang for musical performances, sketches and more. Highlights of the show include Miss Piggyin a show-stopping diva-worthy musical extravaganza, a rocking musical jam by The Muppets' legendary house band Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, with legendary drummer Animal.  Plus, all-new original versions of classic Muppet Show sketches - Pigs in SpaceVeterinarian's Hospital and Muppet Labs - and many, many more extraordinary surprises.

Since 1955, Kermit the Frog and The Muppets have been entertaining the world. In movies, on television, on the internet, and now live on stage. Over the years, The Muppets have done just what they set out to do: sing, dance and make people happy. 

Under the often times steady, but frequently frantic leadership of Kermit the Frog, The Muppets have made eight theatrical motion pictures, countless television specials and appearances and, of course, that international mahna-mahna.... excuse us, we mean "phenomena"....The Muppet Show

With a cast of characters headlined by the inimitable, yet exasperating Miss Piggy, the hilarious Fozzie Bear, the inexplicable Great Gonzo and the extremely-loud Animal, The Muppets remain as beloved and befuddling entertaining as ever. So, please stop reading this -- because if you're here then you probably already know all this stuff – and join the aforementioned entertainers – plus Sam EagleThe Swedish ChefPepé the King PrawnLew ZealandRowlf the Dog and so many more! It's time to get things started. This is what we call The Muppets Take The O2.

While this is the first ever live show for The Muppets in London, as you'll see below, they are honorary citizens of the UK's capital....

  • The Muppet Show - their original 1976 TV show - was filmed at Elstree Studios, London
  • In their second feature film The Great Muppet Caper (1981), The Muppets must travel to London to stop a jewel heist.....
  • In 1992, their fourth film, The Muppet Christmas Carol, was an adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic book and is based in London. This film starred possibly one of London's most famous sons - Sir Michael Caine
  • Jim Henson's Creature Shop which created some of world's most memorable characters and was a fundamental part of films like The Muppet Christmas Carol was based in Hampstead and then Camden in North London until 2005
  • Muppets Most Wanted, their most recent film starring Ricky Gervais, ends with a heist at the Tower of London. London was also the backdrop to much of the film with buildings like Holborn's Freemasons' Hall doubling as a Spanish art gallery
 Snow Patrol Announce UK Tour.

Snow PatrolMonday 2nd July 2018
Snow Patrol confirms 11 headlining dates in the UK and Ireland throughout December and January. The band will perform in cities including Dublin, London, and Belfast (full dates below), and tickets are on sale here.

Snow Patrol's album Wildnesstheir first album in seven years, is out now. Wildness taps into something raw and primitive. Lead-singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody says of the album: "There are many types of wildness, but I think it can be distilled into two: the wildness of the modern age, all its confusion, illogic and alienation and a more ancient wildness. Something primal, alive and beautiful that speaks to our true connectivity, our passion, our love, our communion with nature and each other. This is the kind of wildness the album is centered around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it." Purchase Wildnesson all formats here

To celebrate the release of Wildness, Snow Patrol has debuted new music videos for "A Youth Written In Fire," "Life and Death," "Wild Horses," and "A Dark Switch." The band has previously released music videos for "Empress" "What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?,""Life On Earth," and "Don't Give In," and you can watch them all here. Additionally, Ed Sheeran showed his support in an Instagram video here.

Snow Patrol recently returned to "Later... With Jools Holland" where they debuted a live rendition of "Empress," along with performances of "Life On Earth," "Heal Me," and "Chasing Cars." Snow Patrol also appeared as musical guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on April 19th and The Late Late Show With James Corden on April 24th and performed "Don't Give In," the first single from Wildness.

WildnessTrack Listing
01 Life On Earth
02 Don't Give In
03 Heal Me
04 Empress
05 A Dark Switch
06 What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?
07 A Youth Written In Fire
08 Soon
09 Wild Horses
10 Life And Death

Snow Patrol U.K and Ireland Tour Dates
Dec 5 /// Newcastle, England /// Metro Radio Arena
Dec 7 /// Belfast, Northern Ireland /// The SSE Arena
Dec 8 /// Belfast, Northern Ireland /// The SSE Arena
Dec 11 /// Dublin, Ireland /// 3Arena
Jan 25 /// Birmingham, England /// Birmingham Arena
Jan 26 /// London, England /// O2 Arena
Jan 27 /// Bournemouth, England /// Bournemouth International Centre
Jan 29 /// Leeds, England /// First Direct Arena
Jan 30 /// Manchester, England /// Manchester Arena
Jan 31 /// Glasgow, England /// The SSE Hydro
Feb 2 /// London, England /// SSE Arena Wembley

 Coheed And Cambria Release New Single 'The Unheavenly Creatures'.

Coheed And CambriaMonday 2nd July 2018
Roadrunner Records group Coheed and Cambria have shared their new single “Unheavenly Creatures,” the title track from their widely anticipated new LP, The Unheavenly Creatures. “Unheavenly Creatures” is streaming today accompanied by the P.R. Brown directed official video and an exclusive interview with frontman Claudio Sanchez at www.Marvel.com. Fans can also tune in today for Marvel’s weekly podcast, “This Week In Marvel,” to listen to an extended interview with Sanchez as he discusses the band’s forthcoming album.

The Unheavenly Creatures is the band’s 8th studio album. Their furious return to concept albums (15 songs over 78 minutes) is the ‘First Act’ in a brand-new story arc within the backdrop of The Amory Wars universe. The clip takes us inside the story's opening chapters, where we begin by seeing two captured criminals (Creature and Colossus) being walked through a ship on their way towards judgement for their crimes. It’s clear any friendship that once existed has not survived, as we see colourful flashbacks of their crimes committed against society, and perhaps, one another.   

Set for release on October 5th, The Unheavenly Creatures standard album is available for pre-order today at all DSPs, with all orders receiving instant grat downloads of “Unheavenly Creatures” and the previously released 10-minute prog manifesto, “The Dark Sentencer.” Order at: https://lnk.to/unheavenlycreatures.

Pre-orders are also currently underway for the album’s deeply immersive Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set, which includes an exclusive eighty-plus page hardcover illustrated sci-fi novel with strikingly realistic colour imagery by Chase Stone, as well as the complete Act 1 novella written by frontman Claudio Sanchez and his wife, Chondra Echert. The set also houses a fully-wearable hard-plastic mask of the main character in The Unheavenly Creatures, a CD copy of the album, as well as the exclusive bonus album, The Crown Heights Demos, showing the songs in their original written form. Additional items include a 3-panel fold out poster of expanded album cover art, and the Unheavenly Creatures Black Card which will allow all card holders early access to tickets and early entry to Coheed and Cambria headline dates (including this summer’s tour). For more information on Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set, visit www.coheedandcambria.com.

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

Coheed and Cambria have announced a tour of the UK this October. The 6-date tour kicks off in Cardiff and closes at the Roundhouse in London. Support comes from Californian progressive act, Chon. Fans can snap up a special signed album and ticket bundle, from https://coheedcambria.seetickets.com/tour/coheed-cambria. Additional VIP packages can be purchased today at coheedandcambria.com. Standard tickets also go on general sale today.

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

Comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals / Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums) and Zach Cooper (Bass), Coheed and Cambria has gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery.  
THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES
TRACK LISTING
01. Prologue
02. The Dark Sentencer
03. Unheavenly Creatures
04. Toys
05. Black Sunday
06. Queen Of The dark
07. True Ugly
08. Love Protocol
09. The Pavilion (A Long Way Back)
10. Night-Time Walkers
11. The Gutter
12. All On Fire
13. It Walks Among US
14. Old Flames
15. Lucky Stars

 2000 Trees Kicks Off This Weekend.

2000 TreesFMonday 2nd July 2018
With the mighty 2000trees Festival 2018 fast approaching, we wanted to remind you all of the incredible bands playing this years event, but also shed some light on some of the other goings on, happenings, special features and stand out points that will be happening at this years Trees.

From festival organiser, James Scarlett - "There is a lot happening at 2000trees Festival this year. Not only do you get 130 of the best rock bands on the planet, but we also spend a huge amount of time curating a festival that truly is the best party you've ever been to, in the most relaxing and beautiful location. Late night activities include our ever popular silent disco plus an exciting new addition this year... Noisey Karaoke. And if chilling is your thing then maybe try some sunset yoga, or go and relax at our stunning Forest Stage watching sets from the likes of Enter Shikari and Jamie Lenman. And if in doubt, just have a wander around our incredible range of hand-picked food vendors. I'm 100% convinced this is going to be the best 2000trees Festival yet!"

First off, the clash finder, to help make sure your festival going experience is absolutely perfect (and you have enough time to run between seeing Black Peaks headline the 2nd stage to seeing At The Drive In destroy the main stage, on Thursday, for example) which you can find - HERE

Recently, the world of music lost someone very special, Scott Hutchison - the frontman of Frightened Rabbit and Mastersystem. 2000trees Festival wants to pay tribute in the most respectful way we can to Scott and his bands, who are all long-time friends of the festival. Both of his bands were due to perform, so this year, there will be a 'Camp Frabbit and at 14:25 on Friday July 13th in The Forest, we will have very special guest performances celebrating Scott's legacy. 

There will be BUSK BOXES, which are just small un-amplified stages in the main campsite. They've been organically set up over the years by fans of Reuben, Frank Turner, Ben Marwood and now Frightened Rabbit (called by the fans Camp Turner, Camp Reuben, Camp Marwood and Camp Frabbit). They were not created by the festival, they were created by the fans, and this year there is also a little acoustic village where these BUSK BOXES are all near to each other. This will feature some special sets from various bands but is also an opportunity for the fans to get up and sing a song.

The site this year is 100% cashless, meaning everything from food, drink, merch and more must ALL be bought using the cashless wristbands. For more info and FAQs, please check - HERE

For those festival go-ers not wanting to stop once the bands have all played, there will be 'Noisey' (aka VICE) rock karaoke in the Neu stage on Friday and Saturday from 11pm-2am and Silent Disco from 11pm-3am (Fri & Sat) on the Cave Stage (rock) and Main Stage (more commercial pop, electronic etc).

For those early birds, there are also more enhanced 'breakfast' activities between 9am-12pm and we have a much more developed children's area featuring breakfast-ercise, Babel Babies and Rocking the Ukelele sessions, plus Flea's Yurt of Fun, Musical Lovebirds and story-telling.

For some non music activities, we already have the Forest School which is very cool and something we encourage each Trees attendant to discover for themselves, very close to the Forest Stage. Our Chillout Area makes a welcome return this year as well - a place of sanctuary to do absolutely nothing if you choose. Plus we have loads of activities to keep you entertained – especially in the mornings before the music starts. Why not try yoga, play the ukulele, Crazy Golf, the 2018 fancy dress theme day (this year it is BEES), challenge your mates to a board game, colour in a Hobbit or join in our quiz games. Our charity partners will also be sharing their time with informal conversations, Juncture 25 will tickle your literary tentacles with poetry readings throughout the day, and there are refreshments right next door.
We also have some of the worlds very best independent food traders - from firm favourites Smokin Hot Tamales with their stunning burritos to the joyous return of Pieminister. For all you veggie vegans we have newbies Manjula Catering & Nomads. Both these guys will be bringing the veggie/ vegan delights (but most stalls include veggie/ vegan & gluten free options).  For some more vendors, look - HERE
Finally of course, we have some of the worlds best, most exciting music this year including our incredible main stage headliners, At The Drive In (Thurs), Twin Atlantic (Friday) and Enter Shikari (Sat). Joining them will be The Cave (2nd stage) headliners Black Peaks (Thursday), Creeper (Friday) and Hell Is For Heroes (Sat), The Axiom (3rd stage) headliners Jonah Matranga & Friends (Thurs), My Vitriol (Friday) and Sikth (Sat), and The Neu Stage (4th stage) headliners Conjurer (Fri) and Gallops (Sat). Other bands include (in no particular order) - Dream Wife, Arcane Roots, Turnstile, Sløtface, Brutus, Jamie Lenman, Blood Red Shoes, Moose Blood, Mallory Knox, Brutus, Skinny Lister, Fatherson, Black Honey, Meat Wave, Demob Happy, Black Foxxes, The XCERTS, Boston Manor, Touche Amore, H09909, Basement, Marmozets and many many more.

2000trees Festival is an event that both fans and bands love, as much as each other - as some of these testimonies prove:

Arcane Roots - "If we ever had a scene or a place we'd call home outside of our actual abodes, it would be 2000trees. It is always the highlight of our festival season and the audience has always felt as if it were our own. They have created such an incredibly special atmosphere at 2000trees that it is almost impossible to not come away having played one of your favourite shows to date. Safe to say, this year our only desire is show everyone just what we do when given that opportunity."

Lower Than Atlantis - "2000trees is one of my all time favourite festivals. Good music, good mates and good times"

Black Peaks - "We are very lucky to have played 2000trees a few times now, and feel like we have become a part of the family . This years line up has some of our absolute faves on it, including Marmozetes , The Xcerts , Jamie Lenman , Arcane Roots and Palm Reader . Its gonna be a bloody belter!"

Rolo Tomassi - "Up there with the best the UK has to offer in terms of independent festivals. An amazing mix of artists, a wonderful site and an all round very good time" 

Jamie Lenman - "I'm very excited to be coming back to the Forest after larging it on the Main Stage last year - tiny personal shows are just as fun as big rockers for me, sometimes even more so. I'm bringing a nice selection of treats with me and a few surprises because I want it to be special so make sure you don't miss it!!!"

Fizzy Blood "2000trees is up there as one of our favourite UK festivals, looks like another amazing line up and we can't wait back to come back and play soon

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Happening on Thursday 12th July/ Friday 13th July/ Saturday 14th July, tickets for the event
are on sale now and can be purchased from - HERE
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WHERE:
2000trees Festival is located on Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL54 4BL

WHEN:
Thursday 12th / Friday 13th / Saturday 14th July 2017

HOW MUCH:
2 day ticket £99
3 day ticket £115
Day tickets £60
VIP tickets £185

Ticket Link - HERE
A bit on the background of 2000trees Festival:

The multi-award-winning 2000trees Festival is a 10,000 capacity music festival set in the
rolling Cotswold Hills. You'll get three nights camping and a friendly, intimate atmosphere – plus amazing food and locally produced ciders, ales & lagers.

2000trees Festival is all about the music, with more than 120 of the absolute best new and
underground acts from the worlds of rock and indie, plus some more established acts to close
out the night. The festival also prides itself on giving new bands a platform to play to a huge audience, helping build bands up and supporting the UK music scene.

Previous bands that have played 2000trees Festival include (last years 4 co-headliners)
Slaves, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Nothing But Thieves and Lower Than Atlantis, 2016 headliners Refused and Twin Atlantic. Further bands include Wolf Alice, Alkaline Trio, Deaf Havana, Frank Turner, Frightened Rabbit, Blood Red Shoes, Band of Skulls, The Bronx, Public Service Broadcasting, 65daysofstatic, Lower Than Atlantis, Neck Deep, And So I Watch You From Afar, Future of the Left, Creeper, Hundred Reasons
and many many more.

 Gun Release New Single 'Take Me Down'.

GunSunday 1st July 2018
GUN are pleased to announce the release of a new single, "Take Me Down", on the 3rdAugust 2018. The band have a series of festival dates through 2018 and have just added further headline shows to cap off a hugely successful two years for the band.

September 2017 saw the release of the critically acclaimed "Favourite Pleasures" album. Recorded at the bands Morse Code studio in Paisley, the album featured one of the strongest collection of songs in GUN's career. From the pile-driving opener 'She Knows' to the infectious, glam-stomping of 'Here's Where I Am', this is the Gun you know and love. But there's a new Gun here too - 'The Boy Who Fooled The World', resplendent in naked honesty, is a little-seen look at another side of the band as they go back to a time of innocent ambition, hungry to break out and seize the world.

The band are set to release a further single from "Favourite Pleasures". "Take Me Down" showcases all that is great with GUN – instant hooks fused with driving riffs. The single features a stunning new storyboard video. See here https://youtu.be/6i0EMCUTYI4 

"I think with this latest Gun video we took the conscious decision to stray from the conventional rock video with live band performance. We wanted a new challenge with a strong edgy storyline which I'm sure will grasp the viewers' attention from the off. The video has a Film Noir feel to it inspired with a blend of True Romance meets Bonnie & Clyde.  It's about the ultimate betrayal of a couple who commit a burglary which goes horribly wrong.  We wanted to put a twist in it, in regards to how far they would go for money even if it meant destroying their relationship." – Dante Gizzi

Since forming in Glasgow in 1987, GUN have become one of Britains best loved rock bands. With over 1 million album sales worldwide, hit singles such as "Better Days" and "Word up" and tours with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi. After reforming in 2008 (following a split in 1997) the band have released a series of critically acclaimed albums and re-established themselves as consummate songwriters and perfomers.

Late 2017 saw GUN headline a sold out show at Glasgow Barrowlands, and a sold out co-headline (with InMe) at Londons Electric Ballroom. The band have the following dates confirmed in 2018 – with more to follow.

Friday 29thJune 2018                       Sheffield, The Foundry
Saturday 30thJune                             Maidstone, Ramblin' Man Fair,festival date
Friday 6thJuly                                         Glasgow, TRNSMT Festival, festival date
Saturday 28thJuly                               Rock and Blues, Pentrich,festival date 
Sunday 26thAugust                            Aviemore, Thunder In the Glens, festival date
Thursday 1stNovember                                     The Venue, Preston
Friday 2ndNovember                        The Tivoli, Buckley 
Saturday 3rdNovember                                     Queen Hall, Nuneaton
Friday 23rdNovember                      Troon, Winter Storm, festival date
Saturday 1stDecember                  Trecco Bay, Planet Rockstock festival date
Thursday 13thDecember               Waterfront, Norwich 
Friday 14thDecember                      Shepherds Bush Empire - (Uriah Heep Special Guests) 
Sunday 16thDecember                    City Hall, Hull, (Uriah Heep Special Guests) 
 

 The Fine Creatures Release New Single 'Get Up'.

Fine CreaturesSunday 1st July 2018
Following their whirlwind UK tour supporting Irish grunge rockers Fangclub, Fine Creatures are excited to share 'Get Up'  taken from their highly anticipated debut EP 'Electric La La Land' (released July 27th via Symptom Records). 

'Get Up'was engineered by multifaceted producer Dan Austin (Doves, SLØTFACE, Mallory Knox, Young Legionnaire) at Eve Studios, Stockport / Real World, Bath. Anthemic! Psychedelic! Electric! Fine Creatures' new summer banger 'Get Up'  Is full of the addictive qualities, piss 'n' vinegar and down-right cocky swagger needed to become a future Brit-Rock classic. 

"'Get Up' is about the self-conflict between lust and love, and the intense push and pull that's involved. It's also about a release of energy you get when you give into your vices. Having said that, it's a fun, energetic song with some pretty intense ballsy lyrics, it's always fun to play a character in a song and that's what I'm doing here." - James Hall 

Listen to 'Get Up' Here

Formed of three friends studying at university, the inception of Fine Creatures took place through sharing a student house and a love of '60's pop and '90s alt-rock. With the later addition of Malte Henning on guitar, the Brighton four-piece were complete - and things really started to pick up.

"When we first started, I always said that I wanted to be 'the dirty Beatles'," laughs Fine Creatures frontman "That's a good way to describe us."

It's that rough and ready blueprint of pop, grunge, and psychedelia where melody meets menace that makes Fine Creatures such a bright shining hope. They make inescapable earworms, but with a nasty bite.

Be sure to catch Fine Creatures live:

August 2nd London, Paper Dress Vintage

 Ice Nine Kills To Release New Album On Fearless Records.

Ice Nine KillsSunday 1st July 2018
Ice Nine Kills will release their new album The Silver Scream through Fearless Records on Friday, October 5. The album's 13 anthems are based on 13 respective horror classics. The physical pre-order is available http://found.ee/inkfanlink 

The band has shared the cinematic video for "The American Nightmare," which is a tastefully done homage to director Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. It's a visual and thematic feast for children of the '80s who grew up loving Freddie Krueger, the first film, and its sequels. It's accompanied by a hooky chorus that commands the listener to sing along.

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/CudbMvin604 

The band is spending its summer on the final traveling edition of the Vans Warped Tour and will appear on all dates, which run through August 5. All INK summer tour dates are below. Fall tour plans will be announced imminently.

Ice Nine Kills — Spencer Charnas [vocals], Justin DeBlieck [vocals, guitar, keyboards], and Justin Morrow [guitar, bass]— hit the studio with producer Drew Fulk [Motionless In White, Pop Evil] in Los Angeles in early 2018 and recorded The Silver Scream

Through the art of intricate song writing and elaborate storytelling, the Boston band has mastered the ability to engage and captivate listeners. Seamlessly weaving aggressive post-hardcore with soaring melodies, the band utilizes multi-textured guitar hooks, a dual vocal attack, complex orchestral arrangements and a pummeling rhythm section, which grabs the listener by the throat and refuses to let go.

The group's 2015 offering, Every Trick In the Book, paid homage to a classic literary work and became Ice Nine Kills' biggest to date, bowing at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and in the Top 5 of the Hard Rock Albums and Independent Albums charts. Ice Nine Kills lived on the road, touring with I Prevail, Motionless In White, Chelsea Grin, Wage War, and more

In the end, Ice Nine Kills carve up a big screen-worthy escapism of the highest order and reach a new level in the process with The Silver Scream.
ICE NINE KILLS ON TOUR:

6/28 — Phoenix, AZ — Ak-Chin Pavilion
6/29 — Las Vegas, NV — Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC)
6/30 — Salt Lake City, UT — Usana Amphitheatre
7/01 — Denver, CO — Pepsi Center
7/03 — Maryland Heights, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis
7/05 — Bonner Springs, KS — Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
7/06 — Dallas, TX — Dos Equis Pavilion
7/07 — San Antonio, TX — AT&T Center
7/08 — Houston, TX — NRG Park - Main Street Lot
7/10 — Nashville, TN — Tennessee State Fairgrounds
7/12 — Virginia Beach, VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
7/13 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
7/14 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
7/15 — Hartford, CT — XFINITY Theatre
7/16 — Burgettstown, PA — Keybank Pavilion
7/17 — Toronto, ON — The Flats at Budweiser Stage
7/18 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center
7/19 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
7/20 — Detroit, MI — Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
7/21 — Tinley Park, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
7/22 — Shakopee, MN — Canterbury Park
7/23 — Milwaukee, WI — American Family Insurance Amphitheater
7/24 — Noblesville, IN — Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/25 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake PAC
7/26 — Scranton, PA — The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/27 — Mansfield, MA — XFINITY Center
7/28 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
7/29 — Columbia, MD — Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/30 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
7/31 — Atlanta, GA — Celliris Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/02 — Jacksonville, FL — The Old Cypress Lot Near Met Park
8/03 — Orlando, FL — Tinker Field
8/04 — Tampa, FL — Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater
8/05 — West Palm Beach, FL — Coral Sky Amphitheatre

 Goo Goo Dolls Release Brand New Single.

Goo Goo DollsSunday 1st July 2018
Multi-platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls release "Boxes (UK Mix)," today, 29th June 2018.  The double 'A' sided single via Warner Bros Records, features 2 UK remixes by Ash Howes - "Boxes" (the title track of their 2016 album)  and "Use Me" (taken from their 2017 5-song EP, You Should Be Happy)  "Both songs are available now for purchase or streaming from all digital retailers HERE.

The tracks were remixed by Ash Howes at the Dark Room in Hampshire, UK. Howes is an internationally renowned producer who has worked with artists such as One Direction, Ellie Goulding, and Kylie Minogue. Singer John Rzeznik commented "I love Ash Howes' mixes! You get to hear the songs from a different perspective which is always good. We can't wait to get to the UK this summer and perform these songs live for our fans".

Last month, the band announced the upcoming release of The Audience is This Way, a 10-track live album recorded on the band's recent tours. The album is due for release on July 21st via Warner Bros. Records and will be physically available as an exclusive limited edition black vinyl at indie-retail stores nationally as part of Record Store Day Crawl. There are only 3,000 copies made of this pressing. The album will also be available for digital download and streaming on August 24.

The band will be visiting the UK as part of their European tour this summer:
Tuesday, July 24 O2 Academy Bristol (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, July 25 O2 Ritz Manchester  (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, 26 July   O2 Academy Brixton, London

A few London tickets are still available at £37.12 HERE.
 
Full European dates are below:
20 July 2018 Mares Vivas Festival   Vila Nova de Gaia Portugal
21 July 2018 La Riviera   Madrid Spain
22 July 2018 Apolo   Barcelona Spain
24 July 2018 O2 Academy Bristol   Bristol UK
25 July 2018 Ritz   Manchester UK
26 July 2018 Brixton   London UK
28 July 2018 Suikerrock Festival   Tienen Belgium
29 July 2018 Melkweg (The Max)   Amsterdam The Netherlands
31 July 2018 Gruenspan   Hamburg Germany
01 August 2018 Columbia Theatre   Berlin Germany
02 August 2018 Pol'and'Rock   Kostrzyn nad Orda Poland
04 August 2018 Summer Sound Festival   Liepaja Latvia
07 August 2018 Rockefeller Music Hall   Oslo Norway
08 August 2018 Grona Lund   Stockholm Sweden
10 August 2018 Furuviksparken   Gävle Sweden
12 August 2018 Lucerna Music Bar   Prague Czech Republic
13 August 2018 Sziget Festival   Budapest Hungary
14 August 2018 Arena Vienna   Vienna Austria
         
 
Later this year the band will embark on the SiriusXM Presents: Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their iconic album, Dizzy Up The Girl. They will perform the record in its entirety at each show, followed by an additional set packed with surprises and more of their many unforgettable hits, kicking off in Phoenix Arizona on September 30th. Visit GooGooDolls.com for tickets and more information.

 Halestorm UK Tour Sold Out Three Months In Advance.

HalestormFriday 29th June 2018
Halestorm are thrilled to share that their upcoming UK headline tour is completely sold out, three months in advance. The September shows form the band's biggest UK run yet and include London's O2 Academy Brixton, a bucket-list venue for the group.

Halestorm can also confirm that special guests on the tour are creative Swedish rockers AVATAR. Check out 'The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country' from their latest record 'Avatar Country', released in January. Also joining the bill to open proceedings each night, are high energy pop/alt-rock duo REWS. Working with Marshall Records, watch their most recent video for single 'Shake Shake', from their 2017 album 'Pyro'.

The UK shows stack up as follows:
Wed 19 Sep - DUBLIN Academy *SOLD OUT*
Thu 20 Sep - BELFAST The Telegraph Building *SOLD OUT*
Sat 22 Sep - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy *SOLD OUT*
Sun 23 Sep - GLASGOW O2 Academy *SOLD OUT*
Mon 24 Sep - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy *SOLD OUT*
Wed 26 Sep - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo *SOLD OUT*
Fri 28 Sep - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton *SOLD OUT*
Sat 29 Sep - BRISTOL O2 Academy *SOLD OUT*

You can catch Halestorm in the UK this weekend at the Ramblin' Man Fair, where the band are special guests to The Cult on Sunday 1st July. For tickets and more info, visit www.ramblinmanfair.com.

>Halestorm spend July/August on the second leg of their milestone US tour showcasing all female-led hard rock bands. Other US highlights before the band hit the UK include a one-night-only event on August 9 supporting Joan Jett & The Blackhearts as well as a free concert on Las Vegas, NV’s Fremont Street on August 25.

The GRAMMY® Award-winning band’s fourth studio album, Vicious is set for release on July 27. Recorded earlier this year at Nashville's Rock Falcon recording studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush), Vicious is available for pre-order now via all good retailers and at https://Atlantic.lnk.to/ViciousPR. While the Amazon UK signed album offer has sold out, fans can still order an exclusive album package at HMV online.

A range of deluxe and/or signed album bundles are also available for pre-order from other retailers and from the band's official webstore, including album vinyl, a very limited edition opaque purple double vinyl with enhanced cover art and bonus tracks (only 1500 worldwide), a limited edition t-shirt, dog tag necklace, autographed poster, an album cover magnet, and more.

The band have unveiled two songs from the record as instant grat tracks so far, 'Uncomfortable' and 'Black Vultures'. They recently shared a behind-the-scenes video from the 'Uncomfortable' video shoot here.

 The Interrupters Release New Studio Album.

The InterruptersFriday 29th June 2018
The Interrupters' new album Fight the Good Fight is out today and available today at indie retail stores and digital streaming services. 
Fight the Good Fight was produced by longtime collaborator, Rancid frontman, and Grammy Award-winning producer Tim Armstrong with the band at Ship-Rec Recorders in Los Angeles. The album was mixed by Grammy-award winning mixer Tom Lord-Alge (Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Weezer).

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

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

The band are set to tour the UK later this year. Please find the full list of dates below:

THE INTERRUPTERS UK TOUR DATES

Tickets available fromhttps://www.wearetheinterrupters.com/

01-Dec-2018      Manchester, Academy 2
02-Dec-2018      Bristol, Fleece
03-Dec-2018      Brighton, Concorde 2
04-Dec-2018      London, Electric Ballroom
06-Dec-2018      Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
07-Dec-2018      Newcastle, University
08-Dec-2018      Glasgow, Garage
09-Dec-2018      Leeds, Key Club/Stylus

 Holloween Announce Special Halloween 2018 Show.

HollweenFriday 29th June 2018
What a huge week it has been for British metalcore bruisers Our Hollow, Our Home.  They released their brand new single "Speak Of Sorrow" to frenzied excitement and amassed a whopping 50K views of the video on YouTube and over 20K streams on Spotify.   To celebrate, OHOH are thrilled to announce HOLLOWEEN 2018! Following the enormous success of the inaugural event last October, this year, HOLLOWEEN will take place on Saturday, October 27th at  The 1865 in their hometown of Southampton.

Last years show sold out well in advance and saw Our Hollow, Our Home perform their acclaimed debut album, Hartsick, in full alongside stellar sets from Crystal Lake, Holding Absence, Shields, Lifetight and  I, The Mapmaker. Holloween is once again a multi-band event which is curated by the band and their team. Special guests will be announced soon and it will be a hell of night...

Tier 1 tickets priced £12 and limited ticket and event t-shirt bundles priced £25 are available now only from www.ourhollowourhome.com  Don't miss out!

Following their recent insane performances at Graspop(BE) and Nova Rock (AT) OHOH have announced the next wave of European shows for this August.

The 8 date run kicks off at Rodarock(DE) where they will play alongside Counterparts, Secrets & Napoleon and finishes at Summerblast(DE) playing with Sick Of It All, Northlane, Deez Nuts and more.  These dates follow an immensely busy period of multiple trips to Europe for Summer festivals and headline shows. They also have upcoming slots at Jera On Air, Rodarock, Pell Mell & Fallen Fortress.

Catch the band live:

August


11th   Rodarock, Herzogenrath (DE)
12th   AKK, Karlsruhe (DE)
13th   Matrixx, Nuremberg (DE)
14th   Viper Room, Vienna (AT)
15th   Kulturschule, Kulmbach (DE)
16th   Bei Chez Heinz, Hannover (DE)
17th   Rockpool, Halle (DE)
18th   Summerblast, Trier (DE)

2017 was an incredible year for Our Hollow, Our Home.  The band released their debut album "Hartsick" in March (which reached Number 1 on the iTunes Rock & Metal Chart and received top 10 in numerous countries across the globe including USA, Canada, Australia, Germany and Mexico) to mass critical acclaim.  In April "OHOH" released their genius cover of 'Shape Of You' (Ed Sheeran) and that soared its way to number 1 on the UK iTunes Metal Songs chart, the video hit over 300k views in a week and also received attention from the good folks at BBC Radio 1.

Our Hollow, Our Home are fast becoming one of the most important bands to watch in the UK metalcore scene.  Their YouTube (Over 4M combined plays), Facebook (72K likes) and Spotify (148k listeners) numbers are going through the roof - a band who independently release everything they do. They tour relentlessly, not just with their own headline shows in the UK and Europe but  also demolishing stages at festivals across the continent.

 Backyard Babies Sign To Century Media Records.

GBackyard BabiesTFriday 29th June 2018
With an impressive track record of eight critically acclaimed studio albums, including “Total 13” and “Making Enemies is Good”, and extensive touring around the world, BACKYARD BABIES have earned their reputation as a true force of nature. 

It’s been a long wait since the release of their latest album, “Four by Four”, in 2015, but now BACKYARD BABIES are back – stronger than ever – with their new single, 'Shovin’ Rocks' as a part of the forthcoming album “Sliver and Gold” which is scheduled for an early 2019 release. 

The band comments, “We will soon enough celebrate 30 years as Backyard Babies, with the original lineup intact, and ‘Shovin’ Rocks’ is in full covering that fact. This is our first single in a major since ‘Look At You’, our breakthrough single from 1998. If you don’t’ love this, then you don’t love rock’n’roll.”

Watch the video for 'Shovin’ Rocks' here: https://youtu.be/dp__OsEyWec
Follow this link to be directed to the single on all streaming and download platforms: 
https://BackyardBabiesMusic.lnk.to/ShovinRocks 
The video was directed by the band’s drummer Peder Carlsson. 'Shovin’ Rocks' was produced by Chips Kiesbye.

Jens Prueter, Head of A&R Century Media Europe comments on signing BACKYARD BABIES: “It’s no surprise that you meet twice if both a label and a band are already around for almost 30 years. It’s been 12 years since we worked together on the "People Like People Like People Like Us" album and it feels great to welcome back the Backyard Babies to celebrate their 30th anniversary of Rock’n’Roll with a new album in early 2019. And the new single is a perfect way to invite the guests to a party that won’t end soon. Some people don’t get older but just stronger. People like us.”

BACKYARD BABIES live: 
29.06.2018 Festival Helledau, Neukirchen-Steinbach (Germany)
07.07.2018 Helgeafestivalen, Knisslinge (Sweden)
13.07.2018 Putte I Parken, Leksand (Sweden)
14.07.2018 Sommarrock, Svedala (Sweden)
28.07.2018 Pyraser Classic Rock Night, Pyras (Germany)
01.08.2018 Wacken Open Air (Germany)
16.08.2018 Summer Breeze (Germany)
02.09.2018 HRH Sleaze, Sheffield (UK)
More dates to be announced soon!

 Bury Tomorrow Set To Release New Album 'Black Flame' In July.

Bury TomorrowFriday 29th June 2018
Bury Tomorrow have today released the third track from their highly anticipated fifth album, 'Black Flame', out July 13th on Music For Nations.

Speaking of 'The Age' the band say, "The Age is pushing the boundaries of our melodic side. We wanted to make a driving powerful song. Lyrically it draws from the reflections of how destructive the human race is - it would be better to burn it all and start over because no body has listened to the warning signs. The message and meaning is juxtaposed from the sonic melodic elements."
By whatever measure you care to use, Bury Tomorrow are among modern British metal's upper echelon.

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

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

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

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

'Black Flame'
TRACKLISTING:

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

Pre-orders are available now at: 
www.smarturl.it/BT_BlackFlame  
The band play the following venues in December, with support from special guests 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill and more to be announced:

DECEMBER
11: BRISTOL SWX
12: BIRMINGHAM o2 INSTITUTE
13: GLASGOW GARAGE
14: MANCHESTER o2 RITZ
15: LONDON o2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN

 All Time Low Release New Single 'Birthday'.

All Time LowFriday 29th June 2018
All Time Low have today surprise released their summer single and brand new track, 'Birthday'. 'Birthday' is available today at all digital music retailers and streaming services: https://fbr.lnk.to/birthday

The band had earlier this week sent a handful of lucky fan club members, who had turned another year older this week, huge birthday cakes complete with a link revealing the band's new single.

'Birthday' is the second new song in as many weeks from the Baltimore quartet, following fan-track 'Everything Is Fine'.

 Glassjaw Release New Music Video.

GlassjawThursday 28th June 2018
New York post-hardcore band Glassjaw head out on tour in the US with Quicksand starting next weekend (full dates below) and today they've dropped a video for "Golgotha". Directed by Torey Champagne,  the track is taken from their acclaimed 3rd LP Material Control which was released late last year.
 
Check out the video for Golgotha here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBYnka0qTck
 
Be sure to catch Glassjaw in the UK this summer at the following shows
 
August
 
17th ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol
18th London, Brixton Academy
 
Glassjaw on tour with Quicksand
 
7/07 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom
7/08 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
7/09 - Minneapolis, MN - The Varsity Theater
7/11 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
7/12 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
7/14 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
7/15 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
7/17 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
7/18 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
7/20 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
7/22 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
7/24 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
7/25 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live!
7/27 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Heaven Stage
7/28 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground*
7/29 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
7/31 - Boston, MA - Royale
8/01 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
8/02 - Montclair, NJ,- Wellmont Theater
8/03 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel

 Alice In Chains Announce New Album 'Rainer Fog'.

Alice In ChainsThursday 28th June 2018
LICE IN CHAINS have announced an August 24th release for the long-awaited RAINIER FOG (BMG), their first album in five years. They're giving fans another sneak preview of the album with today's release of second track 'So Far Under' – click HERE to listen.
 
'So Far Under' follows the recent release of 'The One You Know' and its Adam Mason-directed companion video, which has already amassed over 2.3 million views – click HERE to watch.
 
Both 'The One You Know' and 'So Far Under' are available as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order RAINIER FOG.
 
The album will be available digitally, as well as on CD and limited-edition double 180-gram clear LP with white and black splatter available only from the band's online store HERE.
 
About 'So Far Under', Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist William DuVall says, "It's about feeling completely up against it – outnumbered, surrounded, facing seemingly unbeatable odds and being really pissed off about it. It was inspired by personal circumstances, as well as events in the wider world. But it's not as resigned to defeat as it may seem. The lyric is a cold, hard assessment of a difficult situation but the music has a message all its own. There's still room to flip the script. Every aspect of writing and recording this song will always be remembered with a lot of joy – from recording the basic tracks and the guitar solo at Studio X in Seattle to doing further overdubs at Nick Raskulinecz's studio in rural Tennessee. Everyone in the band and our studio team really stepped up and knocked it out of the park on this one. We're extremely proud of this song and the entire album."
 
RAINIER FOG marks a few firsts for the band: in addition to being their first album in five years, it's their first album for BMG and their first time recording in their hometown of Seattle in more than 20 years (worth noting that the album title is a tribute to Seattle). They recorded at Studio X, the same facility where they tracked 1995's self-titled Alice In Chains album (back when the studio was known as Bad Animals).
 
The RAINIER FOG recording process also saw the band spend time at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles and at the Nashville studio of producer Nick Raskulinecz. RAINIER FOG is the third straight Alice In Chains album recorded with producer Nick Raskulinecz and engineer Paul Figueroa. The album was mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool).
 
RAINIER FOG follows 2013's Grammy nominated The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which entered Billboard's Top 200 chart at No. 2 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Hard Rock Albums charts and the iTunes Rock Album Chart. Its first two singles, 'Stone' and 'Hollow', both shot to No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and 'Voices' hit No. 3. All three tracks stayed on the chart for over 20 weeks.
 
Alice In Chains (vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) are currently touring Europe following two triumphant sold-out shows in the UK at Leeds O2 Academy and Shepherd's Bush Empire. They have just announced another headline tour of North America running from August 22nd in Vancouver. Full dates and ticket info can be found HERE.
 
Over the course of their remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS have garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and amassed a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the millions. They remain one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time.

 Hollywood Undead Release Video For 'Gotta Let Go'.

Hollywood UndeadThursday 28th June 2018
Hollywood Undead’s new single “Gotta Let Go” now has an impressive video to accompany it. The offering showcases a raw, authentic performance from the quintet and follows the main character during the final moments of his life, including a surreal encounter in outer space where he learns to finally let go of the past. Watch it HERE.   

“We wanted the ‘Gotta Let Go’ video to be a visceral experience about letting go of something we all have to part with in the end,” says Johnny 3 Tears (vocals, bass guitar). “Our mortality is what gives life its defining purpose. It’s our greatest gift and our greatest cross to bear. We wanted to capture that delicate legacy in our own way, and this video was our interpretation of life...and its inevitable ending.”

“Gotta Let Go” marks a shift in Hollywood Undead’s sound, highlighting a more melodic and upbeat side of the band. The track is available to stream and purchase HERE. More new music is also on the way – “Gotta Let Go” is the first of a batch of new songs to be released over the coming months. 

2018 has been a massive year for Hollywood Undead. The band recently clocked 1.1 billion total U.S. streams across their catalog, as well as garnering 1.7 million total Shazams, 57 million total global streams of their latest album, FIVE, and 30 million views on all six music videos from the record. Their music has also landed on a number of impressive playlists: Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday and ‘New Noise’ and Apple Music’s ‘The A List Rock.’ The five-piece have also accumulated 5.5 million total Pandora artist station adds and 2.7 million total Pandora radio spins on their latest album. 

After wrapping their headline tour across Europe, Hollywood Undead will head back to North America for a short run of dates across the northeastern U.S. and Canada. The band will play headliners in Hampton Beach, NH and Poughkeepsie, NY, followed by slots at Bangor, ME’s Impact Music Festival and Montréal, QC’s Heavy Festival. The guys will also perform at the legendary Reading & Leeds Festivals in August. 

All upcoming shows are listed below, and tickets can be purchased HERE.

Hollywood Undead Tour Dates:
6/27 – Bucharest, Romania @ Arenele Romane #
6/29 – Sopron, Hungary @ Volt Festival
6/30 – Panensky Tynec, Czech Republic @ Aerodrome Festival

7/25 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom #
7/26 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance #
7/28 – Bangor, ME @ Impact Music Festival
7/29 – Montréal, QC @ Heavy Montréal 

8/24 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
8/26 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival

 Daughtry Announce UK Tour.

DaughtryWednesday 27th June 2018
Grammy nominated and multi-platinum selling band Daughtry have announced their 5th studio album Cage to Rattle, which is set for release on 27th July and is available for pre-order nowThe anthemic first single "Deep End" is out now and fans who pre-order the album will receive "Deep End" as well as "Backbone" as an instant download.
Listen to "Deep End" here.
"Deep End" was produced by Jacquire King (Niall Horan, Kings of Leon, James Bay) and co-written by Chris Daughtry.
"Cage to Rattle has been the most fun yet most challenging album we've ever made," says Chris.  "It's a musical stew we've been cooking up for more than 2 years and we can't wait to satisfy the appetites of our amazing fans who've been patiently waiting for this record!"
Jaquire King states, "the thought of working with Chris really intrigued me. Undoubtedly he's truly a great singer and we took the opportunity to go on a creative journey with his band to find something new for them. The outcome will showcase new dimension and inspiration that hopefully shows new and old fans the evolution of an artist."
Additionally, the group announces UK tour dates for later this year (dates below). For special fan club pre-sales and ticket information please visit www.daughtryofficial.com
UK TOUR DATES

UK TOUR DATES
12/10/2018 Bristol O2 Academy Bristol
14/10/2018 Leeds O2 Academy Leeds
15/10/2018 Glasgow O2 Academy Glasgow
17/10/2018 Manchester Manchester Academy
18/10/2018 Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham
21/10/2018 London Eventim Apollo

Daughtry have released four studio albums, scored four US #1 hits and garnered 4 Grammy nominations. Additionally, the band has sold over 8 million albums and 16 million singles, as well as selling out concerts around the globe. At radio, the band has also earned four #1 singles, including the mulit-format hit # 1 song "It's Not Over." Daughtry's self-titled album was the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history, and its follow up, Leave This Town, marked the quintet's second consecutive #1 album. The band's third album, Break The Spell, was certified Gold within four weeks of its release, and their last studio effort, Baptized, produced the certified Gold single, "Waiting For Superman."

 Rolo Tomassi Announce UK Tour.

Rolo TomassiWednesday 27th June 2018
To fully celebrate the release of their recent incredible album 'Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It', ROLO TOMASSI will be heading out on a headline tour through November, taking in some of the bands largest ever headline shows to date, including London Scala on November 9th. 

ROLO TOMASSI - "We're delighted to announce a new selection of headline dates in celebration of our new album 'Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It'. This will be our first time visiting some of these cities in a number of years and also includes our BIGGEST EVER headline show at the Scala in London. We look forward to seeing you soon."

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th June, and can be bought - HERE

Support come from the brilliant Blood Command and Cassus, and you can see all these dates, as well as all other currently booked and announced live shows, below:

All UK headline shows for ROLO TOMASSI 
Support from Blood Command and Cassus
30.10 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
31.10 - The Anvil, Bournemouth
01.11 - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
02.11 - Waterfront, Norwich
09.11 - Scala, London

ALL other ROLO TOMASSI live dates for 2018:
12 Jul - Resurrection Fest - ES
20 Jul - Tramlines Festival - UK
11 Aug - Brutal Assault Fest - CZ
16 Aug - ArcTanGent - UK
17 Aug - Rock Altitude Fest  - CH
18 Aug - Summerbreeze - DE
15 Sep - If Not Now When Fest? - UK
27 Oct - MoreCore Festival  - DE


The band have had an incredible reaction so far to their 'Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It' album, including the below from Stereogum editor Michael, who placed the band/album in the top 20 albums of the year so far lists:

"There are no words. Literally: There is no category expansive enough to claim Rolo Tomassi, and no album comparable to Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It. It's punishingly heavy, but sweet as nectar. It's claustrophobically dense, but wide open as the sky itself. Love Will Bury It would seem to embarrass its peers, but beyond superficial similarities, nobody else is in this league — not now, not ever. Love Will Bury It almost reinvents the very concept of "the album" and reduces to ash entire genres of music. It's an extraordinary work of art, not just a highlight of this year, but a thing for the ages: maybe a seminal statement in a genre that does not yet exist, maybe a collection that will forever stand apart from such classification. Irrespective of exactly how it is remembered, it should serve as an inspiration for upcoming generations of "heavy" musicians, but it obviously can't be equalled. It can barely be imitated. Calling it a "future classic" seems like a half-measure. It will seem no less extraordinary in "the future" but that's beside the point: It's clearly a classic on arrival"

The band also scored SO high with the record, it is the current number 1 highest rated album of the year on Meta Criic (with 92/100), which takes into account reviews from the likes of Kerrang! (5/5), NME (4/5), The Guardian (4/5), Drowned In Sound (8/10), DIY Magazine (4/5), Music OMH (9/10 and many more.

 Fun Lovin Criminals Announce New Album And 2019 UK Tour.

Fun Lovin CriminalsWednesday 27th June 2018
The multi-platinum New York trio announce a headline Uk & European tour to celebrate the release of their new album 'Another Mimosa'.

Fun Lovin' Criminals burst onto the music scene in 1996, gate crashing the euphoric Brit-pop party with unforgettable finesse. Heralded for their generation defining blend of styles and effortless Lower East Side charm, FLC's refreshing cocktail of rock n' roll, funk, blues, soul, hip hop, jazz and latin, gave the Crims a unique timelessness that is still apparent three decades on.

FLC's debut single 'Scooby Snacks', famed for sampling Tarantino movies such as Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction launched a career that saw the debut EMI album Come Find Yourself remain in the UK album chart for over two years. FLC performed an infamously raucous set on the legendary Pyramid main stage at Glastonbury '99 and the rest - as they say - is history.

Still a mainstay on the festival circuit in UK and Europe, FLC are Europe's best-loved "cousins from New York", whip-smart story-tellers in smarter Saville Row suits who, through comically tall tales of living large in the neon metropolis, launched a career in music that saw three ordinarily New Yorkers who met working at the legendary Limelight on W 20th St, swap glass collection for world tours with their pals U2 and studio collaborations with the late-great BB King.

The Lower East side trio consists of frontman turned Sony Award winning BBC broadcaster Huey Morgan, his founding partner Brian 'Fast' Leiser on bass, trumpet and samples and the groups longest-standing drummer Frank 'The Rhythm Master' Benbini. FLC returned to the studio this year with Grammy award winning engineer Tim Latham to make forthcoming new album 'Another Mimosa', their first studio abum since 2010. More details will be revealed on the album's release shortly, but fans can well imagine a variation on the theme of the 1999 album 'Mimosa', which became a cult classic with Crims fans for featuring clever re-imaginings of classic covers and an impromptu guest appearance from Ian McCulloch of Echo & the Bunnymen fame!

Fun Lovin' Criminals (support tbc) – 'Another Mimosa' UK / European Tour 2019

31 Jan Birmingham The Mill
1 Feb  Newcastle Northumbria Institute
2 Feb  Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
7 Feb  Southampton Engine Rooms
8 Feb  Bristol 02 Academy
9 Feb  Norwich UEA
7 Mar  Worthing Pavilion Theatre
8 Mar  Nottingham Rock City
9 Mar  London O2 Kentish Town Forum
28 Mar Oxford O2 Academy
29 Mar Manchester Academy
30 Mar Leeds 02 Academy

 James Release New Music Video.

JamesWednesday 27th June 2018
James are proud to release new track "Coming Home (Pt.2)" following its premiere on the Jo Whiley & Simon Mayo Radio 2 show. The track, concerning the pain of being a working parent away from their child, is a part 2 to the classic James hit "Come Home", and features sonic interference from long time James collaborator and musical innovator Brian Eno.

The video was created by Tim Booth and Leif Tilden. The video was directed by Leif Tilden who has had an incredible career working with legends Stanislav Grotofski, Joseph Chaikin, Sam Shepard, Philip Glass and Jim Henson who cast him as Donatello in the the Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. He also directed the Indie movie "1 mile to you"

The video depicts lead singer Tim Booth sitting alone in a hotel room trying to connect to his daughter over a Facetime equivalent as he sings: "I missed your 7th birthday. Last kiss 5,000 miles away, Face Time on Fathers' day, Father's day 5000 miles away". 

"I wrote [1989 single] 'Come Home' feeling shit about leaving my older kid and splitting up with his Mum," explains Booth. "This is a part two, a sequel to that. My Family is together but I'm away travelling a lot. Doing what I love. Personally, I wanted to commission an animation to this song but had my arm twisted to be in front of camera for the first time in 20 years for James."

Coming Home (Pt.2) is taken from the forthcoming new album Living In Extraordinary Times. Released on 3rd August, the album is produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew (whose previous work includes alt-J and Wolf Alice) and rising star Beni Giles.

Watch the video HERE

Listen to "Coming Home (Pt.2)" HERE

Living In Extraordinary Times follows the release of their recent Better Than That EP, the band's first new music since their hugely successful 2016 album 'Girl at the End of the World', which debuted at number two in the UK album charts, second only to Adele – their highest debut entry in nearly twenty years.
 
This is the band's15th studio album, and delivers even more vigour and urgency as its predecessors, a fusion of social commentary and personal reflection, covering everything from the current political climate in America in thunderous 'Hank' - "This crack heads tiny fingers, Accusing you of what he'll do, White fascists in the white house, More beetroot in your Russian stew" - to a mystical love song like Leviathan fronting the memorable lines "Fucking love. Fucking and love. Before they drop the bomb make sure we get enough.

Living In Extraordinary Times will be available as a CD, download, cassette, and heavyweight double vinyl plus a limited hardback booked deluxe CD featuring 4 extra tracks – 3 demos plus 1 track from the album sessions. HMV and indies will also stock a limited grey gatefold package featuring double magenta coloured vinyl. Exclusive signed bundles and a limited yellow gatefold package featuring double white coloured vinyl are available via the artist store.

Pre-order the album HERE.

FESTIVALS
JUNE
FRIDAY 29th JUNE                                  Rock In Rio Festival - Lisbon

JULY
FRIDAY 13th JULY                                   Latitude Festival – Suffolk (headlining 2nd Stage)
SATURDAY 14th JULY                             Bilbao BBK Live - Spain
FRIDAY 27th JULY                                   Kendal Calling - Cumbria (main support)

AUGUST
SATURDAY 11th AUGUST                      Party at the Palace – West Lothian (headlining)
THURSDAY 30th AUGUST                     Electric Fields – Dumfries and Galloway (headlining)

 Falling In Reverse Release New Single 'Losing My Life'.

Falling In ReverseWednesday 27th June 2018
FALLING IN REVERSE released the standalone single 'Losing My Mindearlier this year. It was a sonic triumph for a band that constantly thrills its fans with unpredictable musical left turns, accompanied by a neon-tinged, rebellious, and futuristic video. It racked up nearly 7 million views and nearly 3 million streams since its release. 

The band has followed with the frenetic sequel — 'Losing My Life'. Watch the video here

The track is available for purchase here.

"'Losing My Life' is the continuation of where 'Losing My Mind' ended," said singer Ronnie Radke. "[It's] the dichotomies and ironic parallels between self-reflection and the self-destructive nature that we as humans face on a daily basis in modern times. Whether it be constant judgments from our peers, not being good enough, to not knowing who to trust, I've come to the realization that we are all the same at our core. Yet, ironically, we project our fears in the form of hate onto each other."
 
He continues, "Bouncing between dimensions, as the video portrays, there are two of me that are polar opposites of each other: one trying to prove to the world he is good enough, and the other trying to stop him from it. He ultimately kills his 'reflection' — the mirrored entity negating his progress by inter-dimensional time travel— only to find that the other version of 'him' he kills comes back to life, regenerating the feelings again. It's my analogy of the cyclical battle we all face on a day to day basis. However, this underlying message can be translated in many different ways. It's all in the eyes and ears of the beholder." 

FALLING IN REVERSE will perform at select dates of the final traveling edition of the annual Vans Warped Tour. The band appears from June 28 through July 16.

The band's latest full-length album, "Coming Home", is out now via Epitaph Records.

 Tarja Releases New Single 'Undertaker'.

TarjaWednesday 27th June 2018
oday, Tarja reveals the second song from her brand new live-art-album & video "Act II".

The thrilling live version of "Undertaker", taken from Tarja's live performance in Milan, portrays Tarja's unique talent for combining crystal clear classical vocals, a heavy rocking metal sound and the dynamics of a film score.

In Milan, Tarja and band performed a stunning and powerful set in front of an enthusiastic crowd.After releasing "Love To Hate" from the intimate show at the historic Metropolis Studio in London, "Undertaker" discovers a slightly different side of the queen of Heavy Rock and gives a powerful taste of the forthcoming live release "Act II" showing a different angle of the Art-Video production.
The official live video is now available on earMUSIC's official YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/tv4XWkTWQ0M
"Undertaker" is available to stream and download as instant grat as part of the album preorder:
► https://tarja.lnk.to/Undertaker
Pre-orders of "Act II" are available now:
► Digital: https://tarja.lnk.to/Act2_Digital
► 2CD: https://tarja.lnk.to/Act2_CD
► 3LP+download: https://tarja.lnk.to/Act2_Vinyl► Blu-ray: https://tarja.lnk.to/Act2_Blu-ray
► 2DVD: https://tarja.lnk.to/Act2_DVD►Mediabook (2CD+2BD): https://tarja.lnk.to/Act2_Mediabook

"Act II", the follow up to Tarja's worldwide Top 10 chart success, combines two incredible, yet slightly different live performances on video.
The first chapter, "Metropolis Alive", has been filmed two months prior to the release of Tarja's2016 success "The Shadow Self" in an intimate surrounding at renowned Metropolis Studios inLondon, UK. "Act II's" second chapter has been recorded on November 29th, 2016 at the magnificent Teatro della Luna in Milan, Italy and includes numerous hits from all four Tarja albums.
Even though the shows deliberately differ in look, sound, approach to the music and adrenalin, both have one thing in common: from the very first to the very last tune, the state of the artproduction displays Tarja's energetic performance and her graceful, charming presence.

"Act II" is going to be released on July 27th, 2018 on earMUSIC as 2CD digipak, 3LP Gatefold(180g, black), 2DVD, Blu-ray, Limited Mediabook 2CD+2BD (incl. two full live shows filmed at Woodstock Festival in Poland and Hellfest in France as bonus) and Digital.

A wide variety of exclusive, limited fan items and bundles can be found on Tarja's official webshop: https://tarja.tmstor.es

"Act I", Tarja's first ever live release, charted Top 10 all over Europe as well as almost all over the world, with a sensational #5 in Germany's General Charts. The video version even remained for over two months at the peak of the Finnish music video charts.

"Act II" keeps the energy and aesthetics of its predecessor, but adds a new chapter to the live saga in a brand new way.
"Turn off the lights, volume up and dive into the show!" – Tarja ******************************
This autumn, Tarja will be touring all over Europe together with Stratovarius with "A Nordic Symphony '18".
01.10.2018 - Frankfurt – Batschkapp
02.10.2018 - Kiel – Max
03.10.2018 - Hannover – Capitol
05.10.2018 - Karlsruhe – Substage
07.10.2018 - Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg
09.10.2018 - Bochum – Matrix
10.10.2018 - Cologne – Essigfabrik
11.10.2018 - Saarbrücken – Garage
13.10.2018 - Solothurn – Kofmehl
14.10.2018 - Grenoble - La Belle Electrique
16.10.2018 - Rome – Orion
17.10.2018 - Milan – Alcatraz
18.10.2018 - Munich – Backstage
20.10.2018 - Innsbruck - Music Hall
21.10.2018 - Prague - Forum Karlín
22.10.2018 - Berlin - Festsaal Kreuzberg
24.10.2018 - Gdansk - B90
25.10.2018 - Krakow – Studio
26.10.2018 - Dresden – Reithalle
28.10.2018 - Budapest – Barba Negra
29.10.2018 - Sofia - Universiada Sports Hall

 Brian Fallon Announces 2019 Solo UK Tour.

Brian FallonFriday 22nd June 2018
Brian Fallon has today announced his return to the UK with a special eight-date acoustic tour, including a night at London's intimate Union Chapel in February 2019. Fan presale will begin Wednesday, June 27th at 9am (password: prayers), with tickets going on sale to the public on Friday, June 29th at 9am. For complete details and ticket information, please visit http://thebrianfallon.tumblr.com/live.

Fallon says; "I'm very excited to be able to come back over to the UK and do my solo acoustic and piano shows. Many songs and many stories!"

SLEEPWALKERS saw Brian Fallon once again push timeless rock 'n' roll into the modern era, recasting British Invasion rock, first generation UK punk, and American pop and soul into a near irresistible sound he's dubbed – with a nod and a wink towards The Who – as "Heavy R&B." Recorded at New Orleans' Parlor Recording Studio with producer Ted Hutt – the man behind the board for The Gaslight Anthem's 2008 breakthrough, THE '59 SOUND – the album was another sterling example of Fallon's always adventurous artistry.

Known far and wide as singer/guitarist of The Gaslight Anthem, as well as such outfits as The Horrible Crowes and Molly & The Zombies, Fallon made his solo debut with 2015's masterful PAINKILLERS.  The album – which includes the hit singles, 'A Wonderful Life' and 'Painkillers' – drew widespread critical applause upon its release.

UK TOUR DATES
Feb 5th - Newcastle, UK (Wylam Brewery)
Feb 6th - Edinburgh, UK (Queens Hall)
Feb 7th - Manchester, UK (Albert Hall)
Feb 8th - Cardiff, UK (Tramshed)
Feb 9th - London, UK (Union Chapel)
Feb 22nd - Cambridge, UK (Junction)
Feb 23rd - Brighton, UK (St. Georges Church)
Feb 24th - Bath, UK (Komedia)

 Coheed And Cambria Announce October UK Tour.

Coheed And CambriaTuesday 26th June 2018
Coheed and Cambria have announced a tour of the UK this October to correspond with the release of their monstrous 15-song, 78-minute new LP, The Unheavenly Creatures due October 5th on Roadrunner Records. The 6-date tour kicks off in Cardiff and closes at the Roundhouse in London. Support comes from Californian progressive act, Chon.

There will be a special album and ticket pre-sale starting 10am, Wednesday 27th June, when fans can exclusively pre-order the new album CD early, signed by the band, in a bundle with tickets. The pre-sale will go live at: https://coheedcambria.seetickets.com/tour/coheed-cambria. Additional VIP packages will be made available at coheedandcambria.com with tickets on general sale from 10am, Friday 29th June.

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

Last Friday, Coheed and Cambria announced details of their long awaited new album, The Unheavenly Creatures. The sprawling epic finds Coheed and Cambria returning to the conceptual narrative of The Amory Wars. Pre-orders have already launched for the album’s deeply immersive Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set. For more details or to order the box set, visit: www.coheedandcambria.com. Pre-orders (without tickets) for The Unheavenly Creatures standard album will begin Friday 29th June, with a new video/music from the LP premiering shortly.

Coheed and Cambria recently unveiled The Unheavenly Creatures’ 10-minute prog manifesto, “The Dark Sentencer,” which was leaked to fans by frontman Claudio Sanchez along with the opening paragraphs from the album’s aforementioned novella. “’The Dark Sentencer’ opens with prickly guitars that build into a stadium-sized thump,” noted Rolling Stone while Revolver declared, “the soaring song with its rolling guitar riff could soundtrack the montage to any intergalactic underdog story.”

Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
HE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES
TRACK LISTING
01. Prologue
02. The Dark Sentencer
03. Unheavenly Creatures
04. Toys
05. Black Sunday
06. Queen Of The dark
07. True Ugly
08. Love Protocol
09. The Pavilion (A Long Way Back)
10. Night-Time Walkers
11. The Gutter
12. All On Fire
13. It Walks Among US
14. Old Flames
15. Lucky Stars

 Bloodstock Open Air Announces Day Tickets On Sale This Friday.

BloodstockTuesday 26th June 2018
ith just six weekends to go, BLOODSTOCK release a limited number of day tickets at 9am this Friday, 29th June!  Adult day tickets are priced at £65 (+ booking fee) and child day tickets at £20 (+ booking fee) and will be available at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  You can still also pick up four-day 'weekend tickets with camping', priced £145 (+ booking fee), and children's weekend tickets at just £35 (+ booking fee). Children under 4 years old go free!  Weekend tickets are selling faster than ever and just like last year, are highly likely to sell out in advance, so don't delay if you want to guarantee access to the UK's best metal weekender!

BLOODSTOCK can also share that blackened death metal band DEMONIC RESURRECTION (www.facebook.com/DemonicResurrection) are joining the Sophie Lancaster stage line-up on Sunday, replacing BIO CANCER who have regrettably had to cancel. Jetting in from Mumbai, India, DEMONIC RESURRECTION released their fifth album 'Dashavatar' earlier this year. Get familiar with their video for 'Narasimha - The Man-Lion', taken from that album, at: https://youtu.be/DVQkEAdVwUU.

The regional METAL 2 THE MASSES finals have continued to storm across the UK, helping BLOODSTOCK to add the best of up n' coming, grassroots talent to the New Blood stage for your attention this August! Friday brings melo-death Cardiff winners DEMOCRATUS (www.facebook.com/democratusband), Somerset champs KINASIS (www.facebook.com/Kinasis) with their brand of technical extreme metal, and Nottingham's top dogs UNDERDARK (www.facebook.com/Underdarkuk) - think Alcest, Oathbreaker, Deafheaven with a touch of Cult of Luna. Also snatching a guest spot are filthy, southern-fried, metal n' rollers KING BISON (www.facebook.com/kingbisonuk).

Joining the New Blood stage on Saturday, are thrash-tinged Newcastle victors KILONOVA (www.facebook.com/kilonovauk), hard rockers EQUINOX (www.facebook.com/EquinoxBandUK) who took first place in the Merseyside final, and Wrexham's winners CADANCE NOIR (www.facebook.com/cadencenoir), who describe themselves as goth folk n' roll!  

Sunday's New Blood bill welcomes Devon/Cornwall conquerors ETHYRFIELD (www.facebook.com/ethyrfield), whose guitarist has even been mentored by the legendary Tony Iommi, doomy sludgers BARBARIAN HERMIT (www.facebook.com/barbarianhermit) who brought along all the riffs to win in Manchester, and from their excellent CD application, SERVERS (www.facebook.com/serversUK), described by Metal Hammer as "Mastodon meets Queen's brand of intelligent riffs." Adding some international flavour, are Polish winners, the anonymous mask-wearing PSYCHOTYPE (www.facebook.com/PsychoType) and Norway victors SKYBRUDD (www.facebook.com/skybruddband), a melting pot of doom/sludge/black/dark metal, as well as black n' roll troubadours, SRD (www.facebook.com/SrdOfficial/), via our band swap with Slovenian festival Metaldays!

BLOODSTOCK's also pleased to reveal a load of brand new entertainment will take place over at the Sophie Lancaster stage after the bands finish. For those of you less keen on sleep, the tent will transition into 'The Lock In', a fully immersive club night presented by Old Blue Last Beer and hosted by comedian Andrew O'Neill. Each night will feature a different DJ, celebrating a decade of metal! Thursday sees DJ Krusher unearthing tracks from the '70s, Friday rocks out to the '80s with dark lord Alexander Milas, on Saturday metal encyclopedia Dom Lawson brings you the best of the '90s, and Metal Hammer editor Merlin Alderslade rounds out Sunday's fun with top tunes from the '00s. Not only that, you can expect movies, world record attempts, games, prizes, a giant can sculpture(!) and even more.

If you missed out last month, BLOODSTOCK's cranking up the fun with some more club nights for July! Don't miss a great night out at one of the clubs listed below for the chance to win weekend tickets, associated prizes, and hear blistering tracks from BLOODSTOCK bands, old and new.
Sat 7th July - Stoke Sugarmill (Devil's Night)
Sat 7th July - Coventry The Phoenix
Fri 13th July - Portsmouth Edge of the Wedge
Fri 13th July - London Electric Ballroom (Project Mayhem)
Fri 20th July - Leicester Firebug
Fri 27th July - London Elektrowerkz (Voodoo Summer Ball Rodeo)
Sat 28th July - Dublin Fibber Magees
Sat 28th July - Birmingham Eddie's Rock Club
Sat 28th July - Sheffield Corporation

Want to meet like-minded metalheads who're going to BLOODSTOCK? Got tips to share, want a camping buddy, or just to chat about bands? Maybe you want to ask if you're the only one taking a Hawaiian shirt for Cannibal Corpse's set (https://youtu.be/8dM_TN7I5m8)? Join these fan-run Facebook groups - Bloodstock Metal Forum 666 at  www.facebook.com/groups/bmf666/ and/or Bloodstock Camp Loners & Newbies at www.facebook.com/groups/171715506329753/.

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

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

 Ruts DC Announce 40th Anniversary Tour.

Ruts DCTuesday 26th June 2018
Released in September of 1979, The Ruts one and only studio album 'The Crack' was an extraordinary statement of intent. As the energy and attitude of punks first wave started to dissipate, here was a band that exploded onto the scene with everything to offer. 'The Crack' had it all. Twelve power-packed songs brimming with invention and energy, it featured an extraordinary run of hit singles – 'Babylon's Burning', 'Something That I Said' and 'Jah War' – alongside some of the best adrenalized rock music to emerge in the decade's closing. Malcolm Owen's snarling yet soulful vocals, Paul Fox's soaring guitar and the incredible rhythm pairing of bassist John Jennings and drummer Dave Ruffy came together in perfect harmony to create an album that is as relevant and important now as it was then. Henry Rollins isn't alone in his opinion when he frequently refers to The Crack as the "best album ever made".

The Ruts (now Ruts DC) have always been intent on creating fresh music, constantly striving to move forward. When the band returned to the studio in 2008 to record 'Rhythm Collision 2' the follow-up to the 1982 dub-masterpiece, they hit the road and began the daunting task of crafting the first new Ruts DC songs since the early 80s, resulting in the release of 2016's exceptional 'Music Must Destroy' album. It featured ten new songs of prime Ruts energy and song-writing suss, proving just how well the Jennings/Ruffy partnership had endured, alongside new guitarist Leigh Heggarty.

As 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of 'The Crack', however, it's now is time to take a well-deserved look back and Ruts DC are proud to announce a special UK tour to celebrate the albums original release, playing it in its entirety for the very first time.

"It's always been important to us to be a current and forward-thinking band, releasing and playing new material whilst being proud of our past," states John 'Segs' Jennings. "A milestone to many, The Crack is an important piece of work to us too. We now feel ready to celebrate where we came from."

"Making 'The Crack" was a real game changer for me," continues Dave Ruffy. "The Ruts were a band that were greater than the sum of their parts and wrote music inspired by everything we had ever heard. It's a piece of work that I am immensely proud to have been a part of. Now forty years on we will be playing the album in its entirety, it's quite a challenge as some of the songs have not been played since 1980! Our legacy is large, and we are and will continue working hard to make this a great show."

Support on all dates will come from recently reunited post-pistols legends The Professionals and together with Ruts DC, this tour will serve as a worthy tribute to 'The Crack' and two of its much-missed creators Malcolm Owen and Paul Fox.

The Crack – 40th Anniversary Tour 2019  (Tickets on sale Friday 29th June 2018)

11th Feb Phoenix Exeter
12th Feb Concorde 2 Brighton
13th Feb O2 Ritz Manchester
15th Feb 02 Institute 2 Birmingham
16th Feb 02 Academy 2 Sheffield
17th Feb The Junction Cambridge
18th Feb 02 Academy Oxford
20th Feb Waterfront Norwich
21st Feb Riverside Newcastle
22nd Feb Garage Glasgow
23rd Feb Tunnels Aberdeen
24th Feb Liquid Rooms Edinburgh
26th Feb Rescue Rooms Nottingham
27th Feb SWX Bristol
28th Feb O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London
2nd Mar Button Factory Dublin, IE
3rd Mar Limelight Belfast

 Mable Announces Biggest Headline Tour To Date.

MabelTuesday 26th June 2018
Mabel has today announced details of her biggest headline tour to date, which includes a homecoming show at London's Brixton Academy on December 12th. A pre-sale begins this Wednesday at 9AM with general sale commencing on Friday (June 29th).

Mabel also features on the infectious new single from Jax Jones, 'Ring Ring' (alongside Rich The Kid), in addition to dropping her solo COLORS session last week, where she performed a beautiful version of mixtape highlight 'Ivy'.

Her newly-announced winter headline tour looks set to cap an incredible 2018 for Mabel. Already this year, she has been nominated for her first BRIT Award (Critics' Choice), toured across Europe with Harry Styles, seen smash hit single 'Fine Line' go Gold and play a 13-date headline tour across Europe. Along the way, Mabel has collaborated with the likes of Not3s ('My Lover'), Raye & Stefflon Don ('Cigarette'), plus continue work on her debut album. Repaying all her early promise in the process, Mabel has emerged as one of the UK's most refreshing and positive young musical role models, with songs that frequently explore everything from female independence and the challenges of modern relationships to growing up, and into your own skin.

Currently conquering the festival circuit – where platinum-selling single 'Finders Keepers', following its five weeks in the top 10, is rapidly emerging as an anthem – Mabel appears to be taking each increasingly-surreal experience (see a recent, viral set at Wembley Stadium for Capital FM's Summertime Ball) fully in her stride. As she continues to blossom into an international pop star, catch Mabel on tour this winter – whilst you still can.

November 30 || Glasgow || Garage
December 2 || Newcastle || University
December 4 || Leeds || Stylus
December 5 || Manchester || O2 Ritz
December 6 || Birmingham || Institute
December 8 || Cardiff || University Great Hall
December 10 || Bristol || Academy
December 11 || Bournemouth || Academy
December 12 || London || Brixton Academy
 

 Coheed And Cambria To Release New Album.

Coheed And CambriaFriday 22nd June 2018
Roadrunner Records group Coheed and Cambria have announced details of their long awaited new album and label debut, The Unheavenly Creatures (album art & track listing below). The sprawling fifteen track, self-produced, 78-minute epic finds Coheed and Cambria returning to the conceptual narrative of The Amory Wars. Today the band has launched pre-orders for the album’s deeply immersive Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set. Pre-orders for The Unheavenly Creatures standard album will begin Friday, June 29, with new music from the forthcoming LP arriving next week.
THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES
TRACK LISTING
01. Prologue
02. The Dark Sentencer
03. Unheavenly Creatures
04. Toys
05. Black Sunday
06. Queen Of The dark
07. True Ugly
08. Love Protocol
09. The Pavilion (A Long Way Back)
10. Night-Time Walkers
11. The Gutter
12. All On Fire
13. It Walks Among US
14. Old Flames
15. Lucky Stars

Set for release October 5th, the box set includes an exclusive eighty-plus page hardcover illustrated sci-fi novel with strikingly realistic colour imagery by Chase Stone, as well as the complete Act 1 novella written by frontman Claudio Sanchez and his wife, Chondra Echert. The set also houses a fully-wearable hard-plastic mask of the main character in The Unheavenly Creatures, a CD copy of the album, as well as the exclusive bonus album, The Crown Heights Demos, showing the songs in their original written form. Additional items include a 3-panel fold out poster of expanded album cover art, and the Unheavenly Creatures Black Card which will allow all card holders early access to tickets and early entry to Coheed and Cambria headline dates (including this summer’s tour). For more information on Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set, visit www.coheedandcambria.com.
Coheed and Cambria recently released The Unheavenly Creatures’ 10-minute prog manifesto, “The Dark Sentencer,” which was leaked to fans by frontman Claudio Sanchez along with the opening paragraphs from the album’s aforementioned novella. “’The Dark Sentencer’ opens with prickly guitars that build into a stadium-sized thump,” noted Rolling Stone while Revolver declared, “the soaring song with its rolling guitar riff could soundtrack the montage to any intergalactic underdog story.” Consequence of Sound hailed “The Dark Sentencer” adding, “Gang vocals and ephemeral harmonies underscore the band’s trademark shredding.”

Furthermore, Coheed and Cambria celebrated the 60th anniversary of NASA earlier this month by joining the National Symphony Orchestra as guest performers at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The event - NSO Pops: Space, The Next Frontier - featured music inspired by space—both fact and fiction—and saw Coheed and Cambria deliver a poignant performance of their song “Here To Mars” backed by the NSO Pops. The performance has quickly garnered over 700K views on The Kennedy Center’s Official Facebook.

>This July Coheed and Cambria will set out on a U.S. co-headline mostly-outdoor tour with Taking Back Sunday and special guests The Story So Far. The 28-city U.S. tour runs July 6th - August 12th. Tickets for all dates are on sale now. For tickets and more information please visit www.CoheedandCambria.com.<

Comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals / Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums) and Zach Cooper (Bass), Coheed and Cambria has gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery.

 Halestorm Release New Single 'Black Vultures'.

HalestormFriday 22nd June 2018
Grammy-winning hard rock band Halestorm unleashed "Black Vultures" today, the lead track on their upcoming album, Vicious, out July 27 (see full tracklist below, cover art attached).

The song is the second unveiled from the album, following the lead single, "Uncomfortable."

A new companion visual for the song will premiere next Friday, June 29th via the band's YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/HalestormRocks.

On album release day (July 27th), Halestorm will kick off the second leg of their US tour with In This Moment and New Year's Day, with UK dates this September.

VICIOUS TRACK LISTING 
1. Black Vultures
2. Skulls
3. Uncomfortable
4. Buzz
5. Do Not Disturb
6. Conflicted
7. Killing Ourselves To Live
8. Heart of Novocaine
9. Painkiller
10. White Dress
11. Vicious
12. The Silence

UK TOUR DATES - SEPTEMBER 2018
Wed 19th Sep - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 20th Sep - BELFAST The Telegraph Building
Sat 22nd Sep - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
Sun 23rd Sep - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Mon 24th Sep - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Wed 26th Sep - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri 28th Sep - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 29th Sep - BRISTOL O2 Academy

 Clutch Release New Single 'How To Shake Hands'.

ClutchFriday 22nd June 2018
Maryland rockers CLUTCH are releasing the second single from their upcoming album Book Of Bad Decisions as an instant gratification track.

iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/book-of-bad-decisions/1376829212&amp;app=itunes)
Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D3CQNTT).
Spotify (http://open.spotify.com/album/0uWlwy6wHD7tGV3FfiVBF0)

In addition, a very limited 7” Picture Disc in a transparent PVC pocket will hit stores today.
How To Shake Hands” is on the blue side and first single “Gimme The Keys” on the reverse, green side.

Clutch’s song “How to Shake Hands” traces its lineage back to Ry Cooder and John Lee Hooker via the song “John Lee Hooker for President”.  In that song Ry Cooder impersonates JLH giving a stump speech on what will happen when he becomes President.  Clutch’s original idea of covering the Ry Cooder song was soon abandoned as vocalist Neil Fallon said he couldn’t do the song justice. Instead, Neil put his own lyrics in the style of Ry Cooder/JLH to a new Clutch song which ended up becoming the fast-paced “How to Shake Hands”.

Each of the single releases from Book of Bad Decisions is accompanied by a Spotify playlist put together by one of the band members. In this instance guitarist Tim Sult is responsible for surrounding “How To Shake Hands” with other songs to his liking:  “Since Neil mentioned Jimi Hendrix and Bill Hicks in ‘How To Shake Hands’, I decided to make a playlist including both. Classic guitar playing meets classic comedy. What could go wrong?”

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

 Lucifer To Release Second Studio Album.

LuciferFriday 22nd June 2018
On 06 July 2018, heavy rockers LUCIFER will release their much anticipated second studio album, “Lucifer II”. Now, the band invites you to check out the new single ‘Dreamer’.

“Dreamer was the first song Nicke and I wrote together,” says singer Johanna Sadonis, whilst Nicke Andersson adds: “We got one horse, one cemetary and one band. That makes up for a pretty good video in my eyes."

You can watch 'Dreamer' here: https://youtu.be/86D93-LM6qM 
Praised as “an album offering everything a modern heavy rock classic requires”(Classic Rock, 8/10), “heavy, but full of melody…with Sadonis’ pure angelic voice over the heft” (Powerplay, 8/10), “Lucifer II” notably upped the ante compared to its predecessor and is available as black LP+CD, jewelcase CD and as limited coloured vinyl versions: 
200x white - Sound Pollution http://bit.ly/LuciferSoundPollution
200x red - Bengans  http://bit.ly/LuciferBengans
200x silver - CDON http://bit.ly/LuciferCDON
200x gold - Nuclear Blast http://bit.ly/LuciferNB
200x transparent red + shirt bundle - Century Media US http://bit.ly/LuciferCMUS
300x transparent sun yellow - US indie stores 
100x clear - Century Media EU *SOLD OUT*
All ordering/streaming links: https://lucifer.lnk.to/LuciferII
 
“Lucifer II” marks the first studio release of the new LUCIFER incarnation now consisting of vocalist Johanna Sadonis, guitarist Robin Tidebrink, and multi-instrumentalist Nicke Andersson (The Imperial State Electric, Entombed, The Hellacopters), who plays drums and also took over bass and guitar when recording “Lucifer II”. The band’s live line-up is completed by Martin Nordin (Dead Lord) on guitar and bass player Alexander Mayr.
“Lucifer II” was recorded at the Honk Palace in Stockholm and Ola Ersfjord (Dead Lord, Tribulation, Primordial) mixed it at Cuervo Recording Service in Madrid.                                        
LUCIFER are currently gearing up for their performance at this year's Hellfest and will perform at Psycho Las Vegas, Into The Void and Rockpalast Crossroads festivals later this year.
On 06 July, the band will also celebrate the album release at Geronimo’s in Stockholm, Sweden!

LUCIFER Live:
Jun 24 - Hellfest, Clisson, FR
July 6 - “Lucifer II” release show & party, Geronimo’s, Stockholm, SE
Aug 9 - Krökbacken Festival, Leksand, SE
Aug 17 - Psycho Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA
Oct 10 - Rockpalast Crossroads Festival, Bonn, GER
Oct 19 - Into the Void Festival, Leeuwarden, NL
More dates to follow…

 The Amity Affliction To Release New Album 'Misery' In August.

The Amity AfflictionThursday 21st June 2018
Roadrunner Records band The Amity Affliction have unveiled details of their widely anticipated new album, MISERY which arrives worldwide Friday, August 24 (see album art / track listing below).

MISERY is available for pre-order today, with all orders joined by an instant grat download of the album's electrifying first single, "Ivy (Doomsday)," which is streaming now accompanied by a cinematic official music video at www.theamityaffliction.net. Written and co-directed by the band's own Joel Birch, the official video for "Ivy (Doomsday)" marks the first chapter of a three-part short film chronicling a dark tale of three friends and their quest for vengeance. Additional chapters will be unveiled in the weeks to come – for regular updates, please visit www.theamityaffliction.net.

MISERY TRACK LISTING
1.     Ivy (Doomsday)
2.     Feels Like I'm Dying
3.     Holier Than Heaven
4.     Misery
5.     Kick Rocks
6.     Black Cloud
7.     D.I.E.
8.     Drag The Lake
9.     Beltsville Blues
10.   Burn Alive
11.   Nothing Left
12.   The Gifthorse

The Amity Affliction will celebrate MISERY with an epic tour schedule, beginning this week with a North American run as part of the milestone final Vans Warped Tour 2018. Those dates begin tomorrow, June 21 in California and continue through early August. From there, The Amity Affliction will head to Europe for a headline tour visiting Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Norway, and Belgium. The UK dates, with support from The Plot In You, Dream State, and Endless Heights, are as follows:     
2.10.18 Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2 (tickets: http://smarturl.it/AmityBirmingham)   
03.10.18 Leeds @ Church (http://smarturl.it/AmityLeeds)   
04.10.18 London @ The Electric Ballroom (http://smarturl.it/AmityLondon)   
05.10.18 Glasgow @ Queen Margaret Union (http://smarturl.it/AmityGlasgow)  
06.10.18 Hull @ Welly:One (http://smarturl.it/AmityHull)   
07.10.18 Manchester @ Academy 2 (http://smarturl.it/AmityManchester)   
08.10.18 Bristol @ SWX (http://smarturl.it/AmityBristol)  
For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.theamityaffliction.net/tour.

Recorded earlier this year in Baltimore, Maryland, USA with producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Ariana Grande, Underoath), MISERY is the long-awaited follow-up to The Amity Affliction's acclaimed fifth studio album,THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK. That LP landed at #1 in the UK rock chart upon its 2016 arrival (#51 in the main chart, a career high), entered at #26 on the U.S. SoundScan/Billboard 200, while clinching #1 again in their native Australia – The Amity Affliction's third consecutive time topping the ARIA Album Chart.

 Code Orange Release 'The Hurt' EP.

Code OrangeThursday 21st June 2018
Grammy nominated group Code Orange have released THE HURT WILL GO ON, a digital EP featuring two new tracks – “3 Knives” and “The Hunt” Feat. Corey Taylor - as well as “The Hurt Will Go On” (Shade Remix), an official remix of Code Orange’s “Hurt Goes On” helmed by the band’s guitarist and vocalist Shade.

Recorded with producer Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA, THE HURT WILL GO ON finds Code Orange continuing their prolific assault, arriving closely behind the release of their Adult Swim Singles Series track, “Only One Way,” and its accompanying remix, “only1(the hard way).” Teasing the impending new EP, Code Orange launched The Hunt, an online game comprised of a series cryptic challenges through which winners could register to receive an unknown prize. This week winners receive their prize, a custom Code Orange panther USB loaded with THE HURT WILL GO ON, two USB exclusive remixes from drumcorps and Arthur Rizk (Sumerlands, Eternal Champion), and the first instalment of a multiple part documentary titled “My World.”

The EP also celebrates the kickoff of North American headline tour which begins tomorrow, June 22, in Boston, MA and features support from Twitching Tongues and Vein. “The New Reality Tour,” which continues through mid-July, will also feature special guests Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Show Me The Body, Ghostemane, Nicole Dollanganger, Disembodied and Trail Of Lies on select dates. Code Orange are also slated to take the stage at this year’s US Made In America Festival (September 1-2) as well as at the first-ever Adult Swim Festival (October 6). For tickets and more information, visit www.codeorangetoth.com/tour.

THE HURT WILL GO ON follows Code Orange’s widely acclaimed LP FOREVER, which earned Code Orange a Grammy nomination and topped several “Best of 2017” lists.

 Avatar To Support Halestorm On UK Tour.

AvatarThursday 21st June 2018
Citizens! The King returns to the UK this fall with Halestorm! The King know that this island hasn't had enough of “Avatar Country” this year, and His Majesty is committed to make things right! Glorious times lie ahead!

AVATAR with Halestorm:
22.09.18 (UK) Sheffield - O2 Academy Sheffield *SOLD OUT!*
23.09.18 (UK) Glasgow - O2 Academy Glasgow
24.09.18 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy Birmingham
26.09.18 (UK) Manchester - O2 Apollo Manchester
28.09.18 (UK) London - O2 Academy Brixton
29.09.18 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy Bristol *SOLD OUT!*

AVATAR have already played prestigious festivals such as Rock am Ring/Rock im Park (DE), FortaRock (NL) as well as Download Festival UK and France. The King and his elite backing orchestra will be gracing the following festivals with their presence:

22.06.18 (BE) Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
06.07.18 (NO) Kvinesdal - Norway Rock Festival
07.07.18 (SE) Knislinge - Helgeafestivalen
14.07.18 (CZ) Vizovice - Masters of Rock

 The Faim Release Video For 'Summer Is A Curse'.

The FaimThursday 21st June 2018
The Faim have released the official video for "Summer Is A Curse," the third single from their forthcoming debut album. The video, which originally premiered on Billboard is now available across all platforms.

Watch it now HERE

The highly-anticipated new video follows frontman Josh Raven and his love interest on the run from the law, eventually escaping before it all goes up in flames. It also showcases the band delivering a stellar live performance with the Welsh countryside as a fitting backdrop. 

The song was co-written with Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer, and according to Josh, " 'Summer is a Curse' is a reflection of our journey as a band. Being placed out of Australia and in LA for the first time as a band, we got thrown into this whole new world of exciting experiences and pressures. As frightening as it was, and no matter our feelings at home, it became this tunnel vision of realising that we had this chance to make our dreams a reality. Our music video reflecting that exact same feeling of freedom was so important for us." 

The track follows the massive debuts of the quartet's previous releases, "Saints Of The Sinners" and "Midland Line." which collectively have over 1.6 million streams to date.  All of the band's songs were produced with the legendary John Feldmann (blink-182, All Time Low, Good Charlotte) and have racked up support from VEVO, BBC Radio 1's Dan P Carter, Upset, Rock Sound, TMRW, Alternative Press, MTV, The Box, Scuzz and more. Stream and purchase "Summer Is A Curse" HERE.

The Aussie pop-rock quartet kicked off 2018 with extensive global touring this past 2 months supporting Lower Than AtlantisSleeping With SirensPVMNTS, The Dangerous Summer, PVRIS across 5 tours and 54 shows.  These included sold out Headline shows and some of the most talked about appearances at The Great Escape, Slam Dunk, Camden Rocks & Download festivals. The band will return to the UK & Europe later in the Summer for tours with Waterparks and Sum 41 and then Reading & Leeds Festivals

All tickets can be purchased HERE, and a full list of shows can be found below.

During the recording process of their debut album, The Faim have teamed up with some of the scene's biggest luminaries, including Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, Twenty One Pilots' Josh Dun, and blink-182's Mark Hoppus. Fans can expect more music later this year, and stay tuned for additional exciting news.

Check out the video for a special acoustic performance from St Pancras, London HERE
The Faim Tour Dates
 
Sat 23rd June- Perth, AUS @ Amplifier Bar HEADLINE
Sun 24th June- East Victoria Park, AUS @ Vision Studios HEADLINE

Tues 21st August- Posthalle, Wurzburg W/ Sum 41 & Waterparks

Wed 22nd August- Parkbuhne, Leipzig W/ Sum 41 & Waterparks
Fri 24th August - Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
Sat 25th August - Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

Tues 28th August Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen W/ Sum 41 & Waterparks

 Blood Red Shoes Release Video For 'God Complex'.

Blood Red ShoesThursday 21st June 2018
Brighton duo BLOOD RED SHOES have today released the incredibly striking video, for single 'God Complex'. You can watch the video for 'God Complex' - HERE

French photographers and video makers Roch Armando and Julien Carlier, based in Los Angeles, joined forces to direct 'God Complex' in the city of Vernon, CA . Shot in black and white, local celebrity Hugo Sanchez and his corvette stingray are featured depicting a power struggle with Laura-Mary (Carter, BRS guitarist and co-vocalist). Finally she takes control, ending with her winning the fight and burying the memories. The film very much continues on stylistically from the recently shot session for AllSaints - which you can view - HERE

Link to purchase/ stream the song - HERE

Live wise, the band just supported Alice in Chains for two sold out shows this weekend gone at O2 Academy Leeds and O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, will be back in the UK for 2000trees Festival in mid July, and then back to the US for a tour with The Presets. ALL dates below:

13 July: Cheltenham, UK - 2000trees Festival
10 August: Glasgow, UK - Kelvingrove Park, %
23 September: Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub*
24 September: Seattle, WA - Neumos*
25 September: Portland, OR - Revolution Hall*
26 September: San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom*
28 September: Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre*
29 September: San Diego, CA - Music Box*
30 September: Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall*
1 October: Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater*
3 October: St Paul, MN - Turf Club*
4 October: Chicago, IL - Metro*
5 October: Detroit, MI - Magic Stick*
6 October: Washington DC - U Street Music Hall*
8 October: Boston, MA - The Sinclair*
9 October: Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel*


% is with The Fratellis
* is with The Presets

 James Release Video For 'Better Than That'.

JamesThursday 21st June 2018
James are proud to release the video for Better Than That. Filmed at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax on their recent sold out UK tour of intimate venues, the video perfectly encapsulates James' incendiary live performance. Lead singer Tim Booth at one point launches himself in to the adoring crowds and also performs a daring and dangerous balancing act across the venue balcony. The video captures the pure vitality and showmanship that has solidified James as unanimous crowd pleasers. 
 
Better Than That is taken from the forthcoming new album Living In Extraordinary Times. Released on 3rd August, the album is produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew (whose previous work includes alt-J and Wolf Alice) and rising star Beni Giles.
 
Watch the video HERE
 
Living In Extraordinary Times follows the release of their recent Better Than That EP, the band's first new music since their hugely successful 2016 album 'Girl at the End of the World', which debuted at number two in the UK album charts, second only to Adele – their highest debut entry in nearly twenty years.
 
This is the band's 15th studio album, and delivers the same vigour and urgency as its predecessors, a fusion of social commentary and personal reflection, covering everything from the current political climate in America in frustration-charged 'Hank' - "This crack heads tiny fingers, Accusing you of what he'll do, White fascists in the white house, More beetroot in your Russian stew" - to lonesome Father's Day in heartfelt 'Coming Home (Pt. 2)', the latter of which also features keyboard from long-time collaborator Brian Eno.
 
Living In Extraordinary Times will be available as a CD, download, cassette, and heavyweight double vinyl plus a limited hardback booked deluxe CD featuring 4 extra tracks – 3 demos plus 1 track from the album sessions. HMV and indies will also stock a limited grey gatefold package featuring double magenta coloured vinyl. Exclusive signed bundles and a limited yellow gatefold package featuring double white coloured vinyl are available via the artist store.
 
Pre-order the album HERE.
 
FESTIVALS
JUNE
FRIDAY 29th JUNE                Rock In Rio Festival - Lisbon
 
JULY
FRIDAY 13th JULY                 Latitude Festival – Suffolk (headlining 2nd Stage)
SATURDAY 14th JULY           Bilbao BBK Live - Spain
FRIDAY 27th JULY                 Kendal Calling - Cumbria (main support)
 
AUGUST
SATURDAY 11th AUGUST      Party at the Palace – West Lothian (headlining)
THURSDAY 30th AUGUST     Electric Fields – Dumfries and Galloway (headlining)
 
James are one of the UK's most creatively restless and most loved artists. After signing to Factory Records in 1982, the band went on to release a series of successful hit singles. From 'Sit Down' to 'She's A Star', 'Laid', 'Come Home', 'Moving On to 'Nothing But Love' their uniquely diverse sound spans over 14 studio albums released over three decades, achieving both critical and commercial success whilst also curating a base of dedicated fans and selling over 25 million albums worldwide, playing shows across the globe and cementing their status as one of the most iconic live British bands. 2016 saw the release of Girl at the End of the World, their most commercially and critically successful album for nearly twenty years.

 Arcane Roots To Release New EP.

Arcane RootsThursday 21st June 2018
Following on from releasing one of the most exciting 'rock' records of the last few years in 'Melancholia Hymns' (2017), ARCANE ROOTS return with a very special, brand new EP called 'Landslide', set for release with Easy Life Records on September 14th. The EP consists of 3 reworked and reimagined tracks taken from the bands 'Melancholia Hymns' album, stripped back, taken apart, smashed back together, melted down again and sown back up with love. The EP will be released on digital and super limited vinyl and CD, once they go, they are gone!

From ARCANE ROOTS front man, Andrew Groves - "It's rare for us to be able to show another side of a story, to re-tell it in a new light or illuminate layers or facets that were previously just nuances. Records can take a great deal of time and require many moving parts to align before release, so when the opportunity arose to record an addendum to Melancholia Hymns, we leapt at the chance. When we finished writing Melancholia Hymns it felt as though we had only just become fluent in a new language, one that had both expanded our vocabulary and our appetite for it's application. During it's creation, Melancholia Hymns became so burdened with ideas and desires that we had to exercise a great deal of restraint as to which components we felt should rise to the surface. Understandably, it was then with great satisfaction that we re-opened the doors to those buried elements to reveal a little more of the hard work within the record."

The EP ALSO has a brand new track 'Landslide', which may be the bands greatest and grandest composition yet, and a song that was premiered last night (Sunday 17th June) on the Radio 1 Rock Show as its Rockest Record (track of the week), listen - HERE

Digital links for 'Landslide' - HERE
Pre-order 'Landslide' EP - HERE

'Landslide' EP track-listings:
1. Before Me (Over) feat Emily Denton
2. Matter (Revel)
3. Landslide
4. Off The Floor (Fade)


From Andrew Groves on the single 'Landslide' - "The idea behind (the single) 'Landslide' arose frequently throughout the 'Melancholia Hymns' writing process, but for a myriad of reasons never quite made it into a song we kept for the record. I've always enjoyed the use of juxtaposition and double meaning in our lyrics, to take a word or idea and play with it's associated vocabulary to blur the lines between the meanings or highlight similarities. Within the song, the landslide is referenced as both a physical entity and the force of nature, questioning the extent of it's sentience and accountability for it's actions, while juxtaposing it against the idiom 'landslide victory', giving it a political and societal allusion too. Musically, it's possibly our favourite track to date and after such a difficult learning process during the writing of 'Melancholia Hymns', it made for a rewarding end to what has been an intense journey of challenge and fulfilment."

Live wise, ARCANE ROOTS have a host of festivals coming up across Europe this summer, including 2000trees (UK), ArcTanGent (UK), Download (France), ARTmania (Romania), Open Air (Swiss) and many more. Full list below:
Sun-Jun-17 - Download Festival, Paris - FRANCE
Sat-Jun-23 - United Islands of Prague Festival, Czech Republic - Prague     
Sun-Jul-8 - Metropolis Festival, Rotterdam - Netherlands
Wed-Jul-11 - The Forum, Tunbridge Wells (HEADLINE)
Thu-Jul-12 - 2000trees Festival, Cheltenham
Fri-Jul-13 - Sub 89 Festival, Reading
Fri-Jul-27 - ARTmania Festival, Sibiu - Romania
Sat-Jul-28 - Eier Mit Speck Festival, Viersen - Germany
Sat-Aug-4 - Open Air Granichen, Granichen - Switzerland
Sat-Aug-18 - ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol
Sat-Sep-8 - Rocked Up Hootenanny Festival, Corby
Sat-Sep-22 - Kadepop Festival, Groningen - Netherlands

Look out for news on some more ARCANE ROOTS live news very soon.

 Crossfaith Announce New Album 'Ex_Machina'.

CrossfaithThursday 14th June 2018
Osaka's Crossfaith have announced their new album, EX_MACHINA, set for release on August 3 via UNFD.

EX_MACHINA is the Japanese band's fifth album and the follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed XENO. The album features an impressive cameo from Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds as well industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9. Last week Crossfaith gave fans the new single "The Perfect Nightmare".
EX _MACHINA is a concept album set in an alternative near future in which the ruling class, known as Angels, maintain their world through artificial intelligence and other technology, which dehumanises people and effectively turns them into drones

Frontman Kenta 'Ken' Koie explains: "After we released last album XENO, we were thinking about what the next theme for us is. Then we decided to put theme "Awake the individuality". Because we've always trying to make new things and that's the big part of band's attitudes.
Technology has been advancing from when I was kid, and it definitely helps the world but at the same time I feel like technology take out important process to think about individuality in exchange for convenience.
This album is a grave warning for our future, I hope you guys listen to this and think about what the meaning of this album is for you and feel how you feel through this album and start something for your future."

Crossfaith's new album EX_MACHINA is available for preorder now. "The Perfect Nightmare" is available on all streaming services.
TRACKLISTING:
1. Deus Ex Machina
2. Catastrophe
3. The Perfect Nightmare
4. Destroy (feat. Ho99o9)
5. Freedom (feat. Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari)
6. Make A Move
7. Lost In You
8. Wipeout (Album Mix)
9. Milestone
10. Eden In The Rain
11. Twin Shadows
12. Daybreak
13. Faint (feat. Masato from coldrain) 

 Jet Reform For 15th Anniversary Tour.

JetThursday 14th June 2018
It's been fifteen years since the now famous hooks and riffs of JET's debut album 'Get Born' were unleashed on the world, and in celebration the band will be heading to the UK in July (tour dates below) on the JET Get Re-Born tour. The band have just completed an Australian run performing better than ever to rave reviews:

JET's Get Re-Born show is pretty much all killer, no filler – The Age
JET hit the stage looking and sounding every bit the stadium-ready world-dominating rock band they once were. – Tone Deaf
Have JET Still Got It? Their Sydney Reunion Show Suggests They Do... proving that 15 years on Jet haven't lost any fire. – The Music

JET are one of the most successful rock bands of recent times. With global sales of more than 6.5 million albums'Get Born' was certified platinum and gold in numerous territories and spawned the singles that made JET famous the world over – 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl', 'Look What You've Done', 'Rollover DJ' and 'Get Me Outta Here'.

Added to the acclaim were six ARIA Award wins in Australia, but the unparalleled success of 'Get Born' in their home territory was only one part of the story. In the US JET topped the US Modern Rock singles charts won an MTV for Best Rock Video of the year. In UK, 'Get Born' and its lead single both went Top 20. Touring worldwide with the likes of the Rolling Stones and Oasis soon followed, while headlining festivals and reaching #1 on charts globally.

A request from the legendary Bruce Springsteen to accompany himself and the E-Street Band on their sold out Australian tour of 2017. Following an overwhelming response to those shows, the band dipped their toe back in the live waters with a triumphant appearance at the legendary Fuji Rock festival in Japan and sold out shows in Sydney and Melbourne. The reaction from fans was enough to suggest that love for the band never waned, and was in fact, stronger than ever.

JET said, "We're really excited to play 'Get Born' in full for the first time ever. The idea of playing this album and celebrating 15 years since began our journey is something that's very special to us, and we can't wait to get out there and see old friends again, and meet plenty of new ones as well."

Melbourne based JET– drummer Chris Cester, frontman Nic Cester, guitarist Cameron Muncey and bassist Mark Wilson – formed in 2001 and self-released their first EP, the vinyl only 'Dirty Sweet' in 2002. 'Get Born' was released after their label deal with Elektra and was followed by the albums 'Shine On' in 2006 and 'Shaka Rock' in 2009. After riding a wide of international success,JETdisbanded in 2012 before re-forming in early 2017.

To coincide with the tour, JETare pleased to announce the release of 'Get Born: Live At The Forum' album– available here http://smarturl.it/JetLive

JET – GET RE-BORN – 15TH ANNIVERSARY UK TOUR DATES
MONDAY 16THJULY – 02 RITZ, MANCHESTER 
TUESDAY 17thJULY - O2 FORUM, KENTISH TOWN, LONDON 
THURSDAY 19thJULY – THE ACADEMY, DUBLIN 
FRIDAY 20THJULY – LIMELIGHT, BELFAST

 The Flatliners Announce New EP.

The FlatlinersThursday 14th June 2018
Prominent Toronto punks The Flatliners have announced the upcoming release of a new 7", Mass Candescence. The EP is comprised of 3 tracks including lead single "The Arousal of Repair". A white 7" (limited to 300) is available at bit.ly/MassCandescence and a pink variant (limited to 200) will be available offstage at the band's shows. Mass Candescence will be available digitally on June 15 via Dine Alone Records. 

You can listen to 'The Arousal Of Repair' here
The Flatliners will be returning to the UK this summer.
You can see the band at the following dates:
Friday 20th July, 2018 Hammersmith Apollo London supporting The Gaslight Anthem
Saturday 21st July, 2018 Hammersmith Apollo London supporting The Gaslight Anthem
Monday 23rd July 2018 Vicar Street  Dublin supporting The Gaslight Anthem
Tuesday 24th July, 2018 Barrowlands Glasgow supporting The Gaslight Anthem
Wednesday 25th July 2018 Apollo Manchester supporting The Gaslight Anthem

Wednesday 1st  August 2018 Bodega Nottingham
Thursday 2nd August 2018 Rebellion Festival Blackpool
Friday 3rd August 2018 Forum London supporting The Menzingers 

Tickets are on sale now

Now approaching 16 years of hammering out bombastic tunes everywhere from dive bars to festival stages to European concert halls, The Flatliners hold fast to the DIY punk-rock ethos that has been at the group's core since the beginning. The band signed to Dine Alone records last year to begin a new chapter of studio releases. Frontman Chris Cresswell says, "On Mass Candescence, we pick up where Inviting Light left off and we feel that bulb burning bright. These are summer songs about the politics of living, and the heartbreak of growing up. Turn it up, feel your age, and beat the heat.""

Still comprised of the four original steadfast members, The Flatliners continue to build on the enduring connection that brought them together years ago. A testament to perseverance and dedication, The Flatliners have logged countless miles on the road and amassed a dedicated legion of fans since the band's inception. 

 Slaves Back With New Single 'Cut And Run'.

SlavesThursday 14th June 2018
Exploding back onto the scene like a hand grenade of riffs, Slaves are back with their brand new single 'Cut and Run'. The track debuted last night as Annie Mac's Hottest Record on Radio 1.

Built around a staccato post-punk riff and double time drums, the track was lyrically inspired by a chance encounter Isaac had with a Conservative Party canvasser who came knocking on the wrong door (i.e. his).

The video sees the band continuing their run of tongue in cheek interpretations of their tunes. This time the punk duo have abandoned their instruments for the expressive power of dance, decamping to a ballet studio (the Royal Academy of Dance to be specific) to invent a viral sensation akin to the Fester Skank... the Cut And Run.

Having already had an action-packed year playing the likes of Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas and the Main Stage at Governor's Ball in New York, Isaac and Laurie have a packed summer of festivals and shows ahead of them, including Exit Festival in Serbia, Lollapalooza in Chicago and supporting Foo Fighters at the Olympic Stadium. All this culminating in a return to one of their spiritual homes, Reading and Leeds Festivals where they will co-headline the Radio1 Stage. 

Lives Dates
17th June – Download Festival – Paris
23rd June – Olympic Stadium (supporting Foo Fighters) – London
7th July – Roskilde Festival – Denmark
12th July – Mad Cool Festival – Madrid
14th July – Exit Festival – Serbia
20th July – Colours of Ostrava – Ostrava - Czech Republic
27th - Nuits Secretes Festival – Aunoye-Aymeries - France
2nd August – Lollapalooza – Chicago, USA
2nd August – Empty Bottle (Headline) – Chicago, USA
12th August – Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary
24th – 26th August Reading & Leeds Festival – UK
28th September – Crucial Fest – Salt Lake City, USA
6th October – Cal Jam Fest – California, USA

 Modern Life Is War Announce Ongoing Singles Series Titled Tribulation Worksongs.

Modern Life Is WarTuesday 12th June 2018
Modern Life Is War have announced an ongoing singles series titled Tribulation Worksongs and today, the band has released Volume 1.  Featuring two tracks, "Feels Like End Times" (which originally premiered the music video form via Revolver Magazine) and "Lonesome Valley Ammunitions," Tribulation Worksongs: Volume 1 is their first new release since 2013's excellent LP, Fever Hunting.

You can watch new video for 'Feels Like End Times' here
Tribulation Worksongs: Volume 1 was recorded by Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios and mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios. Aiming to be as hand built as possible, the lyrics/credits of each song were typed by Modern Life Is War vocalist/lyricist Jeff Eaton on his antique typewriter. These were later hand stamped on the front and back covers by artist Jacob Bannon, making each cover totally unique. The labels of the vinyl were also hand stamped before final assembly by the people at Deathwish.

Tribulation Worksongs: Volume 1 is available from Deathwish Inc.
Modern Life Is War will be on tour in the UK & Europe this Summer, and will play select shows with Gorilla Biscuits and others this September in the U.S.A.
Modern Life Is War tour dates:
Jun. 17 — Aarau, Switzerland — Kiff
Jun. 18 — Leipzig, Germany — Conne Island *
Jun. 19 — Prague, CZ — Eternia *
Jun. 20 — Berlin, Germany — SO36 *
Jun. 21 — Karlsruhe, Germany — NCO Club *
Jun. 22 — Paris, France — Petit Bain *
Jun. 23 — Clisson, France — Hellfest
Jun. 24 — Dessel, Belgium — Graspop
Jun. 25 — Brighton, UK — The Haunt
Jun. 26 — Leeds, UK — Brudenell Social Club
Jun. 27 — Bristol, UK — The Exchange
Jun. 28 — London, UK — Underworld
Jun. 29 — Ijsselsteyn, NL — Jera On Air
Jun. 30 — Munster, Germany — Vainstream Rockfest
Sept. 15 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theater
Sept. 29 — Chicago, IL — Metro ^
Sept. 30 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly's ^
* w/ Cro-Mags, Culture Abuse
^ w/ Gorilla Biscuits

 Metallica To Be Awarded Polar Music Prize.

MetallicaTuesday 12th June 2018
Metallica – along with fellow laureate Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, founder of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) – will be awarded the Polar Music Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

How to Watch: If you live in Sweden, you can tune in to TV4 or stream the ceremony on TV4 Play beginning at 18.00 CEST.

If you live or are stationed in Afghanistan, you can catch the ceremony broadcast on TOLOnews.

For fans outside of the Polar Music Prize broadcast regions, fans can follow Metallica's socials as they explore Stockholm on Tuesday, watch Lars participating in the "Meet the Laureates" Polar Talk on Wednesday, and for the ceremony itself on Thursday.

Metallica commented "We are truly humbled and inspired to be recognized in this manner and hope you will follow along with us throughout the whole experience."

For more information about the Polar Music Prize visit polarmusicprize.org.

 Chino Moreno Releases Solo Track 'Brief Exchange'.

chino MorenoTuesday 12th June 2018
Chino Moreno from Deftones releases solo track entitled "Brief Exchange,"inspired by DC Entertainment's new graphic novel DARK NIGHTS: METAL: DELUXE EDITION available now in comic book shops, bookstores and digitally on Tuesday, June 12. This also marks Moreno's first collaboration with DC.

Get the song at all digital partners here.

Click here to view and share visualizer.

This deluxe hardcover collects issues #1-6 of the DARK NIGHTS: METAL monthly series and is written and drawn by the best-selling creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. Batman has uncovered an ancient and evil mystery... One that could destroy the very fabric of the DC Universe! A Dark Multiverse has been revealed, full of devastating threats and vile creatures that have been loosed upon the DCU, with only The World's Greatest Super-Heroes rising to the challenge of defending it!

Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning icon Mike Elizondo(Eminem, Twenty-One Pilots, The Regrettes) and film composer and former Marilyn Manson guitarist Tyler Bates(Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2, Deadpool), "Brief Exchange" spotlights Moreno.

"Brief Exchange" features Bates on guitar, Elizondo on bass and Gil Sharone from Dillinger Escape Plan, Puscifer behind the drum kit. Its dark lyrics remain befitting of the graphic novel's themes. "Brief Exchange" showcases yet another facet of one of rock music's most prolific forces. 

Formed in Sacramento, CA, Deftones have released eight studio albums to date and have sold nearly 20 million albums worldwide.

This release marks the 2nd in this series of tracks inspired by DC Comics' new graphic novel DARK DAYS: THE ROAD TO METAL, Beginning with "Red Death" by Brann Dailor—co-vocalist, drummer, and co-founder of GRAMMY® Award-winning heavy rock juggernaut  Mastodon. "Red Death" is available now. 

Get "Red Death" at all digital partners here.
Deftones hit the UK next week as part of Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival at the Royal Festival Hall on June 20th. Tickets sold out in minutes. 
About DC Entertainment: 

DC Entertainment, home to the iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

 With Confidence Announce New Album 'Love And Loathing'.

With ConfidenceTuesday 12th June 2018
With Confidence have announced details of their forthcoming new album 'Love and Loathing', which will be released August 10th via Hopeless Records. The band have also announced six UK headline shows in September, tickets for which will go on general sale this Friday at 9am GMT.

The colourful music video for catchy new single 'That Something' is out now on the Hopeless Records YouTube channel and can be seen here: http://smarturl.it/ThatSomethingVideo  

With Confidence called on veteran producer Mike Green (All Time Low, Paramore) to help them create 'Love and Loathing'. An album filled with soaring melodies and emotive lyrics, 'Love and Loathing' carries you through first loves, blistering breakups and everything in-between.

According to bassist and vocalist Jayden Seeley, the final themes weren't clear until they had finished most of the songs. "There's a looming relationship with loathing, mostly about the concept of self-loathing," explains Seeley. "That period before getting into a relationship is very introspective—you're trying to be a better person, but a lot of how that happens is because people are really hard on [themselves]. That ties back to love just as strongly, because in the relationship, you want to keep being better. In every way."

With Confidence will also be performing on the entire and final cross country run of the Vans Warped Tour this summer - www.vanswarpedtour.com/dates

Formed in 2012, With Confidence is lead vocalist/bassist Jayden Seeley, vocalist/guitarist Inigo Del Carmen, and drummer Joshua Brozzesi. In 2017, they took home the award for Best New Artist Music Video at the Alternative Press Music Awards. 'Love and Loathing' is the follow up to 2016's 'Better Weather'.

UK Headline Tour:
21st September  Nottingham Rescue Rooms
22nd September  London Garage
24th September  Glasgow King Tuts
25th September  Manchester Academy 3
26th September  Birmingham Mama Roux's
27th September  Cardiff Globe

 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2018 Winners In.

Metal Hammer Golden Gods AwardsMonday 11th June 2018
The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards 2018 in association with Monster Energy was once again the ultimate celebration of the past 12 months of rock and metal from around the world. Ozzy Osbourne was on hand to collect the evening's main accolade, The Golden God Award, and an incredible full-production set from Parkway Drive closed the ceremony.

Taking place at Indigo at The O2, London on Monday, June 11, Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta hosted this unique and special night, which was, like all Golden Gods shows, all about the fans. There were no tables, no sit-down dinners, no industry backslapping – this was a room full of genuine fans who have voted in their hundreds of thousands to see their favourite bands be victorious.

"The Golden Gods aren't just the biggest metal awards on the planet – they're the only music awards that put our community at the very heart of it all," says Metal Hammer Editor, Merlin Alderslade. "Thank you to everyone who came out to support the awards and who continue to support the magazine. What a night. Same again next year, yeah?"

With a career dating back almost five decades, Ozzy Osbourne's status sees him rightly revered as one of the most important – and, at times, infamous – figureheads in all of rock and metal, which is why he was presented with 2018's Golden God accolade. The Prince Of Darkness himself came to the event, fresh from his headline set at the Download Festival on Sunday (June 10) to accept his accolade.

On receiving the award, Ozzy said, "What an immense honour it is to be getting a second Golden God Award after Sabbath picked one up last year. The fans who have supported me and this music mean everything to me, which is why getting this award is so special."

Previous acceptees of the Golden God included Motörhead legend Lemmy, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Rob Zombie amongst others.

Parkway Drive are one of the most exciting live bands on the planet, and they closed the show with a blistering full-production set. This was an incredibly intense and intimate show for the band that headlined Download Festival's Zippo Encore Stage on Saturday (June 9) and last year played two nights at the prestigious, 5,000-capacity Brixton Academy as part of their world tour.

As ever, the awards ceremony was woven together with live performances, making this five-artist bill one of the most exciting of the year. Synthwave sensation Carpenter Brut opened the show playing alongside Baroness, Myrkur and Meshuggah. In previous years, there have been headline sets from Motörhead, Mastodon, Anthrax and Steel Panther to name but a few.

The evening's awards once again honoured the very best new and established artists from around the globe, as well as the events and record labels that make this genre the force it is. Japan's latest metal sensations, Lovebites, won Best New Band sponsored by Röad Crew. The all-female power metal crew have taken their motherland by storm and look set for world domination! Wolves In The Throne Room won Best Underground Band sponsored by Relapse Records. The American black metallers released their sixth full-length studio album, 'Thrice Woven', in September to critical acclaim.

Judas Priest, like fellow Brummies Black Sabbath, are one of the forefathers and most important bands in rock and metal, and they were winners of the Best British Band sponsored by Nuclear Blast. Next year is their 50th anniversary, and they are still as relevant and immense today as the day they began! Best Live Band sponsored by Monster Energy was won by Italy's multi-award-winning gothic metallers, Lacuna Coil. Best International Band went to Sweden's melodic death metallers Arch Enemy, who co-headlined a sold-out North America tour in 2017 with Trivium and released their acclaimed 10th studio album, 'Will To Power'.


US-based Sumerian Records have been a driving force for modern metal bands and this year won the Best Independent Label. Winner of the Best Event sponsored by Spinefarm Records needs no introduction and is without doubt one of the most respected festivals in the world: Download. Taking place the weekend before the Golden God Awards, the festival's headliners this year were Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N' Roses and the Golden God himself, Ozzy Osbourne.

Breakthrough sponsored by Sumerian Records this year went to Code Orange, who released their third album, 'Forever', in 2017 through Roadrunner Records, which propelled their career and saw them nominated for a Grammy for the album's opening track of the same name. Wes Borland, Limp Bizkit guitarist and the lead vocalist and guitarist of the alternative and industrial metal bands Black Light Burns and Big Dumb Face, was this year's Riff Lord sponsored by Chapman Guitars.

Lebanon's Kaoteon have been arrested and have found huge opposition to their music from authorities and religious groups in their own country. Despite this, they are at the forefront of a growing metal scene in Beirut and are taking the metal world by storm. They are the worthy winners of the Global Metal Award sponsored by Century Media. The Inspiration Award sponsored by uDiscover was won by Sweden's Meshuggah, who were formed more than 30 years ago, and Best Album sponsored by Roadrunner Records went to Denmark's Myrkur for her second album, 'Mareridt', and both artists performed live on the night.

Spirit Of Hammer sponsored by Sliptrick Records went to Jessica Pimentel, who plays Maria Ruiz in 'Orange Is The New Black' and is also the lead singer of metal band Alekhine's Gun and backing vocalist in the band Brujeria. Spirit Of Hammer is an award for those who hold the principles and passion of metal and what Metal Hammer stands for! Icon sponsored by Zippo Encore doesn't get bigger than Maynard James Keenan. Vocalist of Tool, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle, he has sold millions of records around the world and recently released A Perfect Circle's fourth album, 'Eat the Elephant', their first in 14 years, which debuted at number four in the US Billboard Top 100.

The full list of winners:

Best New Band sponsored by Röad Crew - Lovebites    
Best Underground Band sponsored by Relapse Records - Wolves In The Throne Room
Best British Band sponsored by Nuclear Blast - Judas Priest
Best Live Band sponsored by Monster Energy - Lacuna Coil
Best International Band - Arch Enemy        
Best Independent Label - Sumerian Records
Best Event sponsored by Spinefarm Records - Download Festival
Breakthrough sponsored by Sumerian Records - Code Orange    
Riff Lord sponsored by Chapman Guitars - Wes Borland
Global Metal sponsored by Century Media - Kaoteon
Inspiration sponsored by uDiscover - Meshuggah
Best Album sponsored by Roadrunner Records  - Myrkur 'Mareridt'
Spirit Of Hammer sponsored by Sliptrick Records - Jessica Pimentel
Icon sponsored by Zippo Encore - Maynard James Keenan
Golden God sponsored by LouderSound.com - Ozzy Osbourne

 Parkway Drive Announce UK Arena Tour.

Parkway DriveMonday 11th June 2018
Following their awe-inspiring set as headliners of the Zippo Encore Stage at Download Festival this weekend, Australian metal giants, Parkway Drive have announced a run of 4 HUGE UK shows for early 2019.  

Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 15th at 10 am GMT.

January 2019

29th Manchester, O2 Apollo
31st Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena

February

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

www.livenation.co.uk / www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Parkway Drive released their sixth studio album, Reverence, on May 4th to mass critical acclaim. Reverence is the most sonically adventurous and emotionally intense effort yet from the Byron Bay-based five-piece.

"Reverence represents the most honest and personal record we have ever created," says Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall. "It has been born through pain, sacrifice, and conviction, with the ultimate goal of expanding not only what Parkway Drive stand for musically, but who we are as people. Thank you for listening."

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

Formed in Byron Bay in 2002, Parkway Drive have released five studio albums, all on Epitaph: Killing with a Smile (2005), Horizons (2007), Deep Blue (2010), Atlas (2012), and IRE (2015). With all five albums certified gold in Australia, Parkway Drive have also released two platinum-selling DVDs (2012's Home is for the Heartless and 2009's Parkway Drive: The DVD).

CURRENT PARKWAY DRIVE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

June

14th Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock (AT) – TICKETS
15th Wroclaw, A2 (PL) – TICKETS
16th Gräfenhainichen, With Full Force (DE) - TICKETS
18th Stockholm, Fryshuset (SE) – TICKETS  
19th Oslo, Rockefeller (NO) – TICKETS  
20th Gothenburg, Pustervik (SE) – TICKETS
21st Copenhagen, Copenhell (DK) – TICKETS
22nd Dessel, Graspop (BE) – TICKETS
23rd Clisson, Hellfest (FR) – TICKETS
26th Roma, Rock in Roma (IT) – TICKETS  
28th Airfield, Panensky Tynec Aerodrome (CZ) – TICKETS
29th Madrid, Download Festival (ES) – TICKETS
30th Vana-Vigala, Hard Rock Laager (EST)– TICKETS

July

1st Helsinki, Tuska Open Air (FI) – TICKETS

 American Satan Comes To Sky TV.

American SatanMonday 11th June 2018
Sumerian Films’ critically acclaimed supernatural thriller, AMERICAN SATAN, starring Andy ‘Black’ Biersack, Malcolm McDowell, Denise Richards, John Bradley and more, is now available to view on Sky Cinema in the UK. 

Directed by Sumerian Films and Records founder Ash Avildsen, AMERICAN SATAN was released in over 120 theaters across America, Canada, Mexico, U.K. and Australia through AMC Independent theaters on Friday the 13th of October, receiving an 84% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 83% Tomatometer from the critics

“Avildsen turns the dial up to 11, throwing music biz satire and heavy metal bombast into the mix, as well as shaping a cautionary tale about the cost of stardom.” - UK’s MovieTalk

AMERICAN SATAN boasts an all-star cast including Golden Globe Nominee Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Halloween, “Mozart in the Jungle”), John Bradley (From “Game of Thrones”), Mark Boone, Jr. (FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Denise Richards (Wild Things, Starship Troopers), and teen superstars Disney’s BooBoo Stewart (The Twilight Series, X-Men: Days Of Future Past) and Nickelodeon’s Drake Bell. 

From the producer of Halloween & The Devil’s Rejects, AMERICAN SATAN features Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) and Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria), who bring rock & roll authenticity to the film. 
AMERICAN SATAN plays upon the dream every kid has of becoming a rock star and asks the question, what would you do to achieve that dream? The story follows a young rock band that moves to Los Angeles to chase their dreams of stardom on the Sunset Strip. Hell-bent on following in the footsteps of their musical idols, they meet an enigmatic stranger (McDowell) who seems to know them better than they know themselves. Preying on their most basic desires and emotions, he entices them with an offer that sets them on a path to fame and fortune; but when they release their debut album, “American Satan,” it sets off a firestorm of controversy, death and destruction beyond anything the music world could ever imagine.

The first showing is on Monday 11th June at 10.20pm. For more information check SKY. 
There are also plans for a TV series spin off entitled “Paradise City”, which begins shooting later this year.

 State Champs Release New Music Video.

State ChampsMonday 11th June 2018
Pop punk heroes State Champs have released new video for 'Our Time To Go.' The song is taken from the bands new album Living Proof  out June 15, 2018 on Pure Noise Records. Pre-order is currently available for the upcoming album via the label's site

You can listen to 'Our Time To Go' here
State Champs recently announced a headline UK tour this October with support from Seaway, Stand Atlantic and Woes.

You can see the band at the following dates:

22nd October - Academy Dublin - Tickets
23rd October - O2 ABC Glasgow - Tickets
24th October - Northumbria Institute Newcastle - Tickets
26th October - Academy 1 Manchester - Tickets
27th October - Roundhouse London - Tickets
29th October - UEA Norwich - Tickets
30th October - O2 Academy Leeds - Tickets
31st October - O2 Institute Birmingham - Tickets
1st November - O2 Academy Bristol - Tickets
Tickets on sale

 Voivod Announce UK And European Tour.

VoivodMonday 11th June 2018
Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are not only celebrating their 35th band-anniversary, but have also just wrapped up studio-work for their upcoming new studio album entitled “The Wake”. Expected for a late September worldwide release via Century Media Records, “The Wake” is the highly anticipated successor to 2013’s “Target Earth” album and the 2016 mini-album “Post Society”.

VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin checked in with the following comment:
 We are thrilled to let you know that our new album, “The Wake”, is completed! The music is like a futuristic prog thrash metal trek with many twists and turns, and the story involves the usual Voivodian topics: disasters, chaos, conflicts, strange plots and alternate consciousness. We are excited with the result and can't wait to get the material out to you this fall!
Also, try to catch us when we tour Europe in September and October. It will be a great opportunity for the band to test some songs from our upcoming album.”
Here is a list of the comprehensive European run, which will feature the following rotating support acts: Maggot Heart (from 07 until 16 Sept), Nightrage (from 18 until 26 Sept) and Bio-Cancer (from 28 Sept until 20 Oct):

VOIVOD – European Tour 2018:
07.09.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) – Futurum *
08.09.2018 Poznan (Poland) – U Bazyla *
09.09.2018 Warsaw (Poland) – Hydrozagadka *
10.09.2018 Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat *
11.09.2018 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Randal Club *
13.09.2018 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) – Flying Circus Pub *
14.09.2018 Belgrade (Serbia) – Elektropionir *
15.09.2018 Budapest (Hungary) – Durer Kert *
16.09.2018 Vienna (Austria) – Szene *  
18.09.2018 Bologna (Italy) – Locomotiv **
19.09.2018 Rome (Italy) – Largo **
20.09.2018 Milan (Italy) – Santeria **
21.09.2018 Winterthur (Switzerland) – Gaswerk **
22.09.2018 Seyssinet Pariset (France) – Ilyade **
24.09.2018 Barcelona (Spain) – Boveda **
25.09.2018 Madrid (Spain) – Nazca **
26.09.2018 Porto (Portugal) – Hard Club ** 
28.09.2018 Marseille (France) – Jas' Rod ***
29.09.2018 Paris (France) – Petit Bain ***
30.09.2018 Nantes (France) – Ferrailleur ***       
02.10.2018 Southampton (UK) – The Joiners ***
03.10.2018 Cardiff (UK) – The Globe ***
04.10.2018 Leeds (UK) – Temple Of Boom ***
05.10.2018 Glasgow (UK) – Cathouse ***
06.10.2018 Manchester (UK) – Rebellion ***
07.10.2018 London (UK) – Underworld *** 

09.10.2018 Brussels (Belgium) – Magasin 4 ***
10.10.2018 Amstelveen (The Netherlands) – P60 ***
11.10.2018 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Dynamo ***
12.10.2018 Cologne (Germany) – Luxor ***
13.10.2018 Hamburg (Germany) – Logo ***
14.10.2018 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Pumpehuset ***
15.10.2018 Stockholm (Sweden) – Klubb Nalen ***
17.10.2018 Helsinki (Finland) – Tavastia ***
18.10.2018 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi ***
20.10.2018 Oslo (Norway) – John Dee ***
Support bands:

* Maggot Heart (from 07 until 16 Sept)
** Nightrage (from 18 until 26 Sept) 
*** Bio-Cancer (from 28 Sept until 20 Oct)
More details and news and VOIVOD and “The Wake” to follow soon!

 Download Festival 2018 A Success 2019 Dates Announced.

Download FestivalMonday 11th June 2018
he world premier rock and metal event took place as 100,000 descended to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park, Leicester across the weekend for the 16th annual Download Festival. The capacity crowds witnessed the triumphant return of Guns N' Roses with the full 'Not In This Lifetime' show as living legends Axl Rose, Slash and Duff Mckagen delivered an unforgettable hits filled set. Stadium smashers Avenged Sevenfold cemented their status as one of the biggest forces in the rock world and the Prince Of Darkness himself and midlands native Ozzy Osbourne closed the festival with panache on his first ever solo appearance at the festival as the only UK date on his 'No More Tours' farewell tour.

With the sun shining throughout the weekend, the atmosphere was electric as waves of fans once again lived up to the moniker of what is widely regarded as the UK friendliest festival, celebrating inclusivity, self-expression and displaying a lot of headbanging.

With early birds arriving on Wednesday, taking full advantage of a whole host of entertainment and activities before the main festival opened including the Side Splitter Comedy Tent, Lords Of Lightening, silent disco and annual official Air Guitar contest winner will be flown out to Sweden to compete in the world final. A standout success was the incredibly popular Do.om Yoga, a slow yoga session practiced to sludgy doom metal - with demand outweighing capacity for the heavy metal twist on the trend was perfect to warm up the mindfulness fans for the weekend ahead. No one was caught short as the festival opened the first full-scale Co-op on site making sure essentials were at hand for all and the debut of Co-op's reverse recycling' vending machines, where revellers could earn cash by recycling their plastic.

Download has been awarded the Gold Level of Attitude Is Everything's Charter of Best Practice, only the 2nd festival of over 80,000 capacity to have done so.

Gideon Feldman said:
"The commitment Download have shown to accessibility and inclusion clearly sits at the heart of the festival, from the amazing viewing platforms to the campsite provision and in 2018 the addition of British Sign Language performance interpreting for 18 bands across the weekend and an on request service, Download deserves to be recognised for the outstanding work they have shown this year and over the past years"

The first full day of music on Friday saw home-grown heroes You Me At Six deliver a stunning second stage headline performance – as they announced their new album at the festival. UK metal torch-bearers Bullet For My Valentine roared through rock-club anthems 'Tears Don't Fall', 'Scream Aim Fire' and new hits 'Letting You Go' more as they march toward album number six 'Gravity'. Andrew WK brought the party in signature style. Punk Legends Bad Religion smashed through punk masterclass and tech metal front-runners Tesseract headlined the dogtooth stage and of course the much loved festival mascot the Download Dog was out in full force enjoying the festivities with the Download family.

Avenged Sevenfold made their welcome return to the sacred grounds on Donnington to make a huge statement that they belong in the upper echelon of world dominating bands and they delivered. With a massive production and a two hour set delving into their extensive bat catalogue with hits 'City Of Evil', the number 1 selling 'Hail To The King' and latest surprise album 'The Stage'. A7X paid service to their oldest fans, going all the way back to 2005 classic 'Unholy confessions', the Californian group proved that they are here to stay as festival headliners.

Throughout the weekend, WWE NXT provided non-stop high impact action in their full-size wrestling arena. Capacity crowds were amazed with displays of skill, athleticism and high-flying manoeuvres as the most electrifying names in sports entertainment delivered the full NXT experience to Donington Park.

With Guns N' Roses set to hit the stage in on Saturday evening anticipation was in the air, it was a family affair with bassist Duff McKagen's daughter Grace McKagen opening the main stage in her own band The Pink Slips. Second stage headliners Parkway Drive could never be shown up. Having long been touted as future headliners, this was a watershed moment which saw the aussies shine (not just due to the amount of fire and pyro on stage) as incredibly powerful live force ticking every box. Japanese idols BABYMETAL received a hero's welcome with their infectious mix of J-pop and furiously fast metal. The crowd roared through sets from grunge legends L7, Neck Deep and Thunder who appeared on the very first 'Monsters Of Rock' bill. Hard-rocking titans Black Stone Cherry pulled out all the stops, with chunky riffs and singalongs a plenty.

Exactly one minute early the rock icons that had been on the tip of everyone's tongues Guns N' Roses came on to stage to a deafening roar and delivered a rock and roll masterclass. Ripping through crowd pleasing, 'It's So Easy', 'Night train' 'Welcome To The Jungle', 'You Could Be Mine', no stone was left unturned. Filled with surprises and nods to missing friends including Velvet Revolver 'Slither' and Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun' and of course eternal 'Sweet Child O Mine' 'Paradise City' and 'November Rain', Guns N Roses delivered a set that will go down in history for all the right reasons.

Download celebrated the success of the first ever Eco Campsite sponsored by Greenpeace which was filled to capacity. Campers agreed to uphold a  set of principles including: respecting the natural environment and fellow campers, being responsible for rubbish and taking all camping equipment home.

This Sunday morning fans were no less energetic bounding in the arena as the sun continued to shine down on the famous grounds, which in 2018 was the largest single site festival in the UK. Alexisonfire provided huge servings of nostalgia with emo anthems 'Young Cardinals,' 'Rough Hands'  and more , festival favourites The Hives delivered a powerhouse set with front man Howlin Pelle Almqvist raising the roof engaging every single member of the crowd with his trademark charm and unstoppable energy. Rise Against led a politically charged punk call to action with a relentless performance. Body Count ft. Ice T wasted no time, opening with a bombastic cover of Slayer's 'Reign In Blood' and rallying against the system of flying through hardcore anthems 'Institutionalised' and 'No Lives Matter'. Grammy nominees Baroness left a lasting impression with their polished hard hitting Dogtooth headline set. Shock rock pioneer Marylin Manson did not disappoint, with the sardonic dark lord of rock club smashers and live spectacle the 'God Of Fuck' knows how shock and awe flying through  'Disposable Teens', 'Beautiful People', 'This Is The New Shit' and 'Kill 4 Me' on incredible form.

With Ozzy Osbourne due to close tonight's proceedings in what will be a very special performance for the midlands native – as he makes his solo debut as Download Festival headliner. Often credited with inventing heavy metal fans will be treated to a whole host of Ozzy and Black Sabbath classics including the 'Bark At the Moon', 'War Pigs', 'Crazy Train', 'Paranoid'. With Sharon and Kelly Osbourne on site for support the local legend and godfather of metal will provide a weight and fitting end to what has been one of Download's most successful years yet.

Download Festival next year takes place on 14, 15, 16 June 2019.

Highlights of the 16th Download Festival will be broadcast on SKY ARTS on 29th and 30th June.

 Deaf Havana Announce New Album 'Rituals'.

Deaf HavanaMonday 11th June 2018
K 5-piece Deaf Havana are set to release their fifth studio album Rituals on August 10th 2018 through SO Recordings.  This is the follow-up to their Top 5 album All These Countless Nights.  First single Sinner is available now to stream and download.

The album was written and recorded less than six months ago, as a challenge taken up by James Veck-Gilodi (vocals) & Phil Gornell (Co-Producer) to subvert the band's writing process, and present songs representative of the band in the present. 

Phil (also Deaf Havana's Front of House technician) invited James up to his home studio Steel City Studios in Sheffield for a couple of days after Christmas.  Having toured together throughout 2017, and having had no headspace to write anything new, suddenly there was this short breathing space in which they found themselves playing music together. Just for the fun of it.  Together with Phil, James decided to go at songwriting from a completely new perspective; re-discovering the love of making music purely for his own enjoyment. He ended up staying for three months.

'I was that house guest who never leaves' chuckles James, 'but at the same time, Phil wouldn't let me go either – we felt we were on to something, creating something that I loved. Phil was an amazing soundboard, bouncing ideas back & forth, and he ended up co-producing the album.'

Rituals is the result of throwing out the 'Deaf Havana rulebook': first; James picked the song titles, second; he wrote tracks that fit the theme of those titles, third; everything was written on the computer, then the band came in to play all the parts.  Working like this felt like working backwards to James, who had previously only written songs on his acoustic guitar, with continuous input from the rest of the band. They set themselves a deadline of April to finish writing, and if any of it was any good, they would make it available by August.  No more waiting half a decade for people to finally hear any music.

Laughingly, James says: "It feels quite self-indulgentThis is the first time I feel like I have made an album that is all for me, written purely for my own enjoyment.  I understand that I might alienate some people who might not 'get' the album, but I am so fortunate that the band are behind me all the way.  Everyone is super excited to get out on the road and play all these songs live."

A recurring theme on the album is one of struggle and redemption.  Now happily married and feeling secure of his place in the world for the first time in his life, James' lyrics cover the themes of disconnect, wrestling with the self and letting go of personal demons. The music is in turn introspective and joyous, with help from the London Contemporary Voices choir, who feature on 5 tracks.  The band performed with the choir at their only UK show in 2018, when they played an intimate show at London's Union Chapel for the War Child charity as part of the BRIT awards gigs.

An additional UK show has been announced: The band will be second from the top of the bill on the Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds festival this August.

Track listing:
1. Wake
2. Sinner
3. Ritual
4. Hell
5. Holy
6. Saviour
7. Fear
8. Pure
9. Evil
10. Heaven
11. Worship
12. Saint
13. Epiphany

The theme of redemption ties into the art the band have wrapped into the album cover, a series by the visual artist Wolf James entitled 'My Love Is Lethal (A personal series dedicated to Letting Go)'.

 Boston Manor Announce Second Studio Album 'Welcome To the Neighbourhood'.

Boston ManorFMonday 11th June 2018
Blackpool's Boston Manor have announced that their second album 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' will be released via Pure Noise Records on 7th September, 2018. The band have also announced their biggest headline tour to date which will see them traverse the UK & Europe through September and October, including a date at London's iconic Electric Ballroom on 22nd September. Support on the UK dates will come from Microwave, Drug Church and Wallflower. 

Produced by Mike Sapone (Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, Public Enemy), 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' is a soundtrack to disenfranchisement set in a fictionalised version of the band's hometown. The first single to be revealed from the album is the 'Halo', a song underpinned by a wash of doomy electronics and visualised in the dark vignettes of its accompanying music video. "'Halo' almost got scrapped & didn't make the album," vocalist Henry Cox admits. "It was a totally different song, much slower and moodier. About a month before we went into the studio we reworked it entirely & it morphed into this current incarnation. It's a song about feeling trapped; being in a vicious cycle & not knowing if there'll ever be a way out."

The world that 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' inhabits is an unapologetically bleak one, a world rife with poverty and drug addiction, boarded up shops and a population unable to escape a predicament they didn't even know they were in. "My generation financially and culturally barren," Cox says. "We can't afford to buy a house, we're very much paying the price for our parents' generation's mistakes, but at the same time too fucking lazy and distracted and comfortable to do anything about it." 

While Cox is also keen to point out that this album is neither politically-motivated nor one taking arms against his parents' generation – "If anything," he chuckles, "it's more of a stab at my generation" – the 12 songs on the album have nevertheless been shaped by the tumultuous state of the world and Cox's own worries for both its future and the future of his generation. By using the band's hometown of Blackpool – which is also where, as usual, they wrote all these songs – the band grounds those fears into a physical, tangible location, which also serves as a metaphor for the larger themes and issues that inspired and which dominate these songs. "In the '50s, '60s and '70s," explains Cox, "Blackpool was this booming town. It was a holiday destination, a place where you can go to forget all your troubles and now things here are just so fucked up – there are huge drug problems and a 40 per cent unemployment rate in the winter. It was once this beautiful thing and it's become a little bit broken." 

'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' is just as emotionally charged and meaningful as ever. With that comes a hope that this album, by addressing the issues it does, can have a positive impact on the future. "I'm just trying to draw attention to a few issues," he says. "The things that are important to my generation are just so trivial in my eyes, but who am I to say? I can't really offer any immediate solutions, but I can try to throw a bucket of cold water on some of my peers, to just get them to feel more and think more and not be so apathetic."

'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' UK Tour:
(w/ support from Microwave, Drug Church & Wallflower)

Fri 21 Sep UK Bristol Thekla
Sat 22 Sep UK London Electric Ballroom
Sun 23 Sep UK Birmingham Mama Roux's
Mon 24 Sep UK Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Wed 26 Sep UK Liverpool Hangar 34
Thu 27 Sep UK Glasgow SWG3
Fri 28 Sep   UK Leeds Key Club
Sat 29 Sep  UK Manchester Gorilla

Further UK dates:
Thu 12 Jul UK Cheltenham 2000 Trees Festival
Fri 13 Jul   UK Hatfield Forum w/ Enter Shikari
Fri 20 Jul   UK

 Tesseract Announce UK Headline Shows.

TesseractMonday 11th June 2018
Having played to an ever growing fanbase in North America on their 6-week tour in support of their new album Sonder and following a phenomenal set on Friday, when they headlined Download Festival's Dogtooth Stage, TesseracT are excited to announce the UK & Ireland dates on their Sonder headline tour 'We're finally able to announce TesseracT's return to our home shores! It's been over 2 years since our last UK headline and we're excited to bring our biggest and best show to our UK fans. We're also in very good company, joining us -  our friends, Between the Buried and Me and Plini - these shows are not to be missed...we'll see you all there!'  enthuses vocalist Daniel Tompkins.

UK & Ireland headline Sonder Tour w/ Between The Buried & Me + Plini
Nov 27 -  Bristol, SWX
Nov 28 -  Manchester, Academy 2
Nov 29 -  Glasgow, Garage
Nov 30 -  Birmingham, O2 Institute
Dec 01 -  London, O2 Shepherd´s Bush Empire
Dec 02 – Dublin, Tivoli

Tickets will on sale Friday 15th June 10am: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/tesseract & for Dublin: https://www.ticketmaster.ie/venueartist/197046/1410816 

Amos Williams continues 'One of our earliest international tours was with BTBAM. They left quite an impression on us that has altered our approach to performance and presentation ever since. So, prepare yourselves UK, for quite a show. Plini are bringing the awesome (as they did each, and every day on our recent North American tour with them), BTBAM are bringing the incredible, and we're bringing everything we can and then some more to these shows. We're also planning to perform Sonder in full and film the London show on December 1st at Shepherds Bush Empire; a mile stone venue for TesseracT, where we will get to play on a stage that has been host to many of our heroes throughout its history. '

TesseracT will be appearing at various summer festivals including Graspop, Hellfest, Download Madrid, Metal Days and Gefle in Sweden.

September will see the band taking the Sonder tour to Australia, with support coming from Circles; 

With the European Sonder tour featuring, special guests  Between The Buried & Me + Plini

commences on 9th November in Cologne, Germany and will take the band through France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Scandinavia and more. For further information, full routing and tickets see  www.tesseractband.co.uk . 

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR "KING" FROM SONDER HERE

 Mike Vennart Announces Live Shows And Second Vennart Album.

Mike VennartMonday 11th June 2018
Former Oceansize and British Theatre front man and current Biffy Clyro live guitarist Mike Vennart can announce details for his forthcoming 2nd VENNART album

'To Cure A Blizzard Upon A Plastic Sea', which is set for release September 14th through his own Medium Format label. The record was produced by Mike Vennart and Steve Durose, once again features former Oceansize colleagues Steve Durose and Richard 'Gambler' Ingram alongside powerhouse drummer Denzel, and a brand new single 'Immortal Soldiers' got its world exclusive premier last night (Sunday 10th June) on the Radio 1 Rock Show, which you can listen back to - HERE

'Immortal Soldiers' YT Audio link - HERE

Over the course of the albums 54 minutes, Mike presents 10 diverse and bewitching musical compositions that stand alongside the very best songs of his illustrious 20-year career. Hypnotic ethereal textures rub up alongside fuzzed up guitar lines, whilst funky bass lines rumble under a mechanised choir of discontent. 'To Cure a Blizzard Upon a Plastic Sea' provides an oblique commentary on the fine line between coping with mindfulness and madness. It presents a world view that is at once personal and political, one that attempts to retain a slither of sanity in a society that is becoming increasingly fractured.

From Mike Vennart on the album - "It's about Mindfulness, Madness and Magic. The bulk of the ideas of the record came from a pretty rubbish Japanese toy from the 70s called an Omnichord. The sound of it isn't really interesting, but it coughed out the chord sequences of my dreams, taking my songwriting to places there's no way I could've ever done so alone. Some of the words and the grooves are in homage to my love of my adopted home of Manchester. One of the songs has a definite baggy vibe, albeit one through a filter of someone who loves Iron Maiden."

A myriad of themes are presented – fatherhood ("There's no doubt that being a parent has really brought things to the surface. I had to stabilise my own emotions because I've got a kid to look after."), pollution, mental well-being ("There have been people in my life who have had mental illnesses and being there for them has been of great comfort to me. But there's also been people who've had mental illnesses that don't realise they're ill and you get pushed away. There's much to learn from both sides of that situation"), outgrowing drugs – and filtered through Mike's singular perspective, one that manages to cram in references to cultural touchstones of his youth such as Total Recall, Donkey Kong, Transformers and Rocky III amongst the seething politick.

Sometimes these themes crash into one another and intertwine, as on new single Immortal Soldiers, a wry observation about his son's compulsion to enact battles with hundreds of tiny plastic figurines. Whilst this play-time creates a bond between father and son, an anxiety looms over the fact that these plastic Obi-Wans and R2-D2s will outlast us all, proving immortal even whilst executing the war orders of a 5-year old boy - "As I grow older, I'm desperately aware and incredibly phobic of plastic itself; every time a new action figure comes in to the house, I think that's another thing that's just taking up space on this planet and will always be here no matter what. These little guys are going to outlive us all for thousands and thousands of years."

At the end, it took some encouraging words from a musical friend to keep Mike on the correct course -  "Towards the end of the writing of this record, I confided in Steven Wilson about my concern that the record didn't hang together, that it didn't make sense, that there were no radio hits. His advice came at the right time. He basically said 'F**k em Mike, you do whatever you want. Now is the time for a massive artistic folly!' He told me to unleash my inner Trout Mask Replica. Whilst this record is nowhere near as messed up as TMR (what is?) I'm eternally grateful for his words of encouragement into this likely artistic abyss."

'To Cure A Blizzard Upon A Plastic Sea' track-listings:
1. Binary
2. Donkey Kong
3. Immortal Soldiers
4. The Wave
5. Friends Don't Owe
6. Spider Bones
7. Sentientia
8. That's Not Entertainment
9. Diamond Ballgag
10. Robots In Disguise


Live wise, VENNART can also announce a run of UK headline shows in November to support the album. All shows go on sale Wednesday 13th June at 10am.

VENNART UK headline shows in November 2018 (support TBA soon):
Mon 19th - Birmingham, Castle & Falcon TICKETS
Tue 20th - The Fleece, Bristol TICKETS
Thu 22nd - London, Tufnell Park Dome TICKETS 
Fri 23rd - Manchester, The Deaf Institute TICKETS
Sat 24th - Glasgow, King Tut's TICKETS
Sun 25th - Newcastle upon Tyne, The Cluny TICKETS


Mike already has a few shows announced and on sale, including a slot at this years ArcTanGent Festival in Bristol in August, 

ALL confirmed and already announced VENNART live shows:
15th Leeds Key Club
16th Aldershot West End Centre
17th ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol (
with Glassjaw and Shellac)
 

 Less Than Jake Announce Co-headline Tour With Reel Big Fish.

Less Than JakeFriday 8th June 2018
Gainesville, Florida natives and ska/punk/pop pioneers Less Than Jake will play alongside Southern Californian favourites, Reel Big Fish, this winter for a co-headline tour in the UK and Ireland, firing things off with two huge shows in the capital at London's O2 Forum Kentish Town. It's been four years since the two bands have come together for a headline tour and anyone who has witnessed either of them on stage before will know that their live show is powerful and energetic, but most of all an epic party.

You can see Less Than Jake at the following dates:
October
Tuesday 30 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town* - Tickets 
Wednesday 31– London, O2 Forum Kentish Town* - Tickets 
November 
Friday 2 November– Bournemouth, O2 Academy* 
Saturday 3 November – Nottingham, Rock City
Sunday 4 November – Bristol, O2 Academy* 
Tuesday 6 November – Newcastle, O2 Academy*
Thursday 8 November – Leicester, O2 Academy*
Friday 9 November – Liverpool, O2 Academy*
Saturday 10 November – Leeds, University
Sunday 11 November – Birmingham, O2 Academy*
Tuesday 13 November – Norwich, UEA
Wednesday 14 November – Manchester, O2 Ritz*

Thursday 15 November – Glasgow, O2 ABC*
Saturday 17 November – Dublin, Button Factory
Sunday 18 November – Dublin, Button Factory
 

Tickets: £21.00 adv except London £22.50 adv and Dublin €30
*Tickets on sale Wednesday 13 June from Ticketmaster.co.uk 
*O2 customers can get tickets via PRIORITY from Monday 11 June

With over quarter of a century behind them and no signs of slowing down anytime soon, Less Than Jake are as much a musical revelation now as they've always been. A relentless touring and recording output has seen the quintet release eight studio albums, countless EPs and compilations and live records from legendary sets including Live From Astoria (2016) via Rude Records. Continuing to play live for over 150 dates a year keeps Less Than Jake fresher than ever and an unmissable live force. 

Since celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2016, Reel Big Fish have released eight studio albums with their most recent release Candy Coated Furyin 2012, an inspired and infectiously catchy return to the hyperkinetic ska and biting wit of the band's beloved early albums. Still fronted by original lead singer and songwriter Aaron Barrett, their relentless touring schedule sees Reel Big Fish play over 250 shows a year to thousands of loyal fans all over the world! 

With special guests still be announced, get ready for a night of favourites, catalogue classics and all-round mayhem.

 Seaway Release Acoustic Version Of 'Lula On The Beach'.

SeawayFriday 8th June 2018
Toronto pop-punk band Seaway is getting ready for the summer with a release of a new single, an acoustic version of their fan favorite track "Lula On The Beach." The original version of the track is found on the band's latest album, Vacation, that's out now on Pure Noise Records

Stream the acoustic version of "Lula On The Beach" at LulaOnTheBeach.com

"We had a great time reimagining Lula with the incomparable Anton Delost. When we originally wrote Lula we had a bit more of an indie rock vibe in mind while still being true to Seaway, so it was really fun exploring those vibes even further." - Ryan Locke

The new rendition of "Lula On The Beach" arrives just in time for the summer and ahead of their upcoming tour of Canada.

You can see the band at the following dates:

22nd October - Academy Dublin - Tickets
23rd October - O2 ABC Glasgow - Tickets
24th October - Northumbria Institute Newcastle - Tickets
26th October - Academy 1 Manchester - Tickets
27th October - Roundhouse London - Tickets
29th October - UEA Norwich - Tickets
30th October - O2 Academy Leeds - Tickets
31st October - O2 Institute Birmingham - Tickets
1st November - O2 Academy Bristol - Tickets

 Cane Hill To Support Bury Tomorrow On Tour.

Cane HillFriday 8th June 2018
Cane Hill have announced that they will be returning to the UK this December to support Bury Tomorrow on their headline tour.

You can see Cane Hill supporting Bury Tomorrow at the following dates:
11th December SWX Bristol - Tickets
12th December O2 Institute Birmingham - Tickets
13th December Garage Glasgow - Tickets
14th December O2 Ritz Manchester - Tickets
15th December O2 Forum London - Tickets

Tickets on sale Friday 15th June 10am

The band also recently released video for 'It Follows.' The song appears on the band's second album, Too Far Gone, out now via Rise Records.

Watch It Follows here 
he label will also release a limited edition coloured vinyl version of Too Far Gone. Which is available to order here.

 Bury Tomorrow Announce UK Headline Tour To Support Forthcoming Album 'Black Flame'.

Bury TomorrowFriday 8th June 2018
Bury Tomorrow have today announced their first UK headline tour in support of their forthcoming 'Black Flame' album, out July 13th on Music For Nations

Speaking of the tour, frontman Daniel Winter-Bates says, "This is without a doubt the biggest tour our band has ever done. It's a celebration of where we've come from and where we are headed. Black Flame is the album we have always wanted to make and there is no better place to hear it than on this tour. We are absolutely honoured to be taking out 36 Crazyfists, a band that inspired us from the very beginning, showing that true metalcore is still alive and well. Cane Hill are also on board to add the crushing power to a stacked line up!"

The band will play the following venues in December, with support from special guests 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill and more to be announced:

DECEMBER
11: BRISTOL SWX
12: BIRMINGHAM o2 INSTITUTE
13: GLASGOW GARAGE
14: MANCHESTER o2 RITZ
15: LONDON o2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN

Artist pre-sale from June 13th to all who pre-order or have already pre-ordered 'Black Flame' at:
http://www.bury-tomorrow.com

 You Me At Six Announce UK Headline Tour.

You Me At SixFriday 8th June 2018
Following the announcement of new music and a brand new album, You Me At Six today set out their plans to return to the road this November/December. With five headline shows planned across the country, the band will stop off in the capital at O2 Academy Brixton on Friday, November 30th, with support coming from Marmozets & The Xcerts.

November 22nd - Birmingham, O2 Academy
November 23rd - Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
November 27th - Glasgow, Barrowland
November 30th - London, O2 Academy Brixton
December 1st - Cardiff, University Great Hall

After selling over 76,000 tickets across the UK last year, You Me At Six are undoubted Heavyweights of the UK rock scene, filling the largest venues wherever they go. Their phenomenal live career speaks for itself, having sold out arena tours in the UK, headlining both the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds in 2017 and the second stage at Download Festival this year. November's tour gives You Me At Six the chance to road test their explosive new show, creating a new batch of future live classics for fans in the process.

Speaking of the tour, the band comment; "We're looking forward to hitting the road this November. Our new record 'VI' will have been out for around a month, so we can't wait to play new & and old music for our fans in some of our favourite venues in the UK!"

Earlier this week, You Me At Six marked their return with an exceptional double A-side of 'Fast Forward' & '3AM', the first tracks taken from their brand new sixth studio album VI. Released on October 5th, the release of VI marks a new partnership between the band and AWAL, releasing under their new Underdog Records imprint.

Whilst retaining their bite, VI sees them flourish with uplifting alternative pop tracks such as 'Back Again', '3AM' & 'Pray For Me', straying into new territories with electro dance floor leanings on 'IOU', while heavier tracks like 'Fast Forward' & 'Predictable' are set to strike a chord with the band's long standing rock fanbase.

The band have notched up a list of considerable achievements since forming in 2004 as teenagers in Weybridge, Surrey, including four UK Gold Records, four Top 10 albums in the UK including Number 1 album Cavalier Youth, three sold out arena shows, sold out UK headline arena tours, an unparalleled 15 consecutive A-List singles on BBC Radio One, multiple sold-out US headline tours and a Number 1 rock song in UK & Australia and Top 5 Rock Radio track in North America in 'Room To Breathe'.

You Me At Six are stepping out of their comfort zone and are about to change the way you think about them. Prepare to have your expectations shifted as 2018 marks a brand new chapter for one of the UK's biggest guitar bands.

 The Dirty Nil Announce New Album 'Master Volume'.

The Dirty NilFriday 8th June 2018
Canadian rock juggernauts The Dirty Nil have been tearing their way through the world's grimiest basements and loudest clubs for years, and their new LP 'Master Volume,' (Dine Alone Records, out September 14th) multiplies their JUNO-winning (Breakthrough Group of the Year) sound to stadium-filling, nosebleed-reaching dimensions. Asserting an amplified, technically informed, yet polish-free style, the band proves their punk mastery while retaining all of their raw, buzzed-out power.

Opening for the likes of The Who, Against Me!, The Menzingers, and The Wonder Years, guitarist/vocalist Luke Bentham, bassist Ross Miller, and drummer Kyle Fisher have spent their time on the road studying the controlled power of their mentors. For 'Master Volume' their goal was to make the music "less of a sprint and more of a strut" says Luke, and they tasked veteran alt-rock architect John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill, Death Cab for Cutie) with helping them achieve a slower, more muscular groove. But in typical Dirty Nil fashion, the band was more impressed by his nu-metal and hard-rock cred, and the new music rejects any hints of pretention.

First single "Bathed in Light" epitomises this, a cruelly danceable death-behind-the-wheel jam set to a sludgy, glam rock, Cheap Trick-esque riff. Luke explains of the running theme of cars and crashes through the album: "What can I say, most of the rock 'n' roll I've consumed in my lifetime has something to do with fast cars, as Van Halen as that sounds." Speaking to the origins of "Bathed in Light," he continues "On a tour of England, I kept napping in the back seat of the sprinter. One dream, involving a fiery roundabout death, shocked me to consciousness and put me in a jittery mood. I wrote down some nonsense on the back of a guitar string package and put a stomper of a riff to it at soundcheck. Roundabouts are terrifying."

Since they busted out of their quiet hometown of Dundas, Ontario, in 2011, The Dirty Nil have been making bold impressions with their hard-to-define (only accurate label: rock & roll) sound. Championed by the likes of Vice, Noisey and Stereogum and praised by Pitchfork for smashing "the boundaries separating 'indie,' 'pop punk,' and 'alt-rock'," the band will debut new music for the first time on UK shores at their 2000 Trees festival slot on Friday 13th July.

 Neck Deep Release Video For 'Don't Wait'.

Neck DeepFriday 8th June 2018
Wrexham's Neck Deep have today released the music video for new single, 'Don't Wait' (feat. Sam Carter of Architects), taken from their UK & US Top 5 album, 'The Peace and The Panic'.

Speaking of the track's and the must-watch video, singer Ben Barlow says, "Don't Wait immediately took on a political message for me, as politics and outrage/anger have always gone hand in hand. But it also speaks a lot about unity amongst society and looking out for your fellow humans, as, ultimately human connection is what will bring us all together to (hopefully) make the world a better place.
I knew the video had to convey that message but we also wanted it be somewhat cryptic and not too on the nose. For the first time in the history of the band, I came up with the basic treatment for this video and teamed up with good mates and long time collaborators Joshua Halling and Daniel Broadley (Our World Is Grey), working closely with them on the video was an awesome process and they really took my idea and ran with it. 

The premise of the video is that there are three characters who are all at different phases in their lives, yet they are somewhat connected (how they are connected is for the viewer to figure out). 
The 'beggar/deity' character is prominent in all of their lives and has tried to guide them in what they're doing, however successfully or unsuccessfully. As well as this deity, all the characters are featured being bound by ropes, metaphorically being 'controlled'. 

All of these visual references tie into the lyrics of the song and it's really down to the viewer for them to try and understand it and work it out! For that reason I think it's one of the most interesting and visually appealing videos we've ever done. We wanted to stray from the typical 'band in a forest' type set up and really let the story and the meaning of the song drive the video. OWIG really did nail this one and I'm beyond stoked to have been involved in some capacity. All I can say is good luck working it out! Enjoy!"

Neck Deep headline The Avalanche Stage on Saturday evening at this weekend's Download Festival. Other European festival performances follow before the band embark on another nationwide US headline tour throughout September and October, with the band wrapping up the year with shows in Australia.

 Interpol Announce New Album.

InterpolFriday 8th June 2018
Months of speculation come to an end today as details of the new Interpol album can finally be confirmed: One of the most critically and commercially acclaimed bands of the last decade and a half will release their sixth album, Marauder, August 24th on Matador Records. 

As you read this, Interpol is currently revealing all details (Themes!  Making-of! Album art!  Producer!  Visuals!) to a convergence of their most fervent fans and media, live from General Prim 30 in Mexico City via a livestreamed press conference.  Tune in HERE.

Marauder's first single, "The Rover" can be heard HERE, and will be performed live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tomorrow, June 8.

Interpol have also confirmed an initial run of worldwide tour dates, in addition to previously announced appearances at NYC's House of Vans, Chicago's Riot Fest and London's Hyde Park with The Cure.  Fans that pre-order Marauder directly from the Interpol store will get first access to ticket pre-sales for the new shows, which include Madison Square Garden, Hollywood Bowl, and Royal Albert Hall.

Marauder Tracklisting:

1. If You Really Love Nothing
2. The Rover
3. Complications
4. Flight of Fancy
5. Stay in Touch
6. Interlude 1
7. Mountain Child
8. NYSMAW
9. Surveillance
10. Number 10
11. Party's Over
12. Interlude 2
13. It Probably Matters


Worldwide Tour Dates:

June
Mon 25th                                              Wien, Austria, Arena Wien Open Air
Tues 26th                                              Sesta Al Reghena, Italy, Sexto Nplugged
Weds 27th                                            Zagreb, Croatia, INmusic Festival
July
Sun 1st                                                   Glasgow, TRNSMT Festival
Thurs 5th                                                                Roskilde, Denmark, Roskilde Festival
Sat 7th                                                   London, Hyde Park w/ The Cure
August
Fri 24th                                                  Brooklyn, NY, House of Vans
September
Fri 14th -16th                                        Chicago, IL, Riot Fest
October
Thurs 4th                                                                Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
Sat 6th                                                   Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
November
Tues 6th                                                 Tokyo, Japan, Akasaka Blitz
Weds 14th                                            London, Royal Albert Hall
Sat 24th                                                 Copenhagen, Denmark, TAP1
Thurs 29th                                             Paris, France, La Salle Pleyel
February 2019
Sat 16th                                                 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden w/ Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail

 You Me At Six Back With New Singles And Announce New Album.

You Me At SixThursday 7th June 2018
You Me At Six today mark their return to the UK music scene with an exceptional double A-side of ''Fast Forward' & '3AM', the first tracks taken from their brand new sixth studio album VI. Released on October 5th, the release of VI marks a new partnership between the band and AWAL, releasing under their new Underdog Records imprint.

Listen to 'Fast Forward' HERE & '3AM' HERE

VI is not what you might expect a You Me At Six album to sound like. Recorded at VADA Studios with Dan Austin (Biffy Clyro, Massive Attack, Pixies), and for the first time ever co-produced by the band, the new album showcases the band as they've never been heard before - switching moods and styles with breathless confidence.

Whilst retaining their bite, VI sees them flourish with uplifting alternative pop tracks such as 'Back Again', '3AM' & 'Pray For Me', straying into new territories with electro dance floor leanings on 'IOU', while heavier tracks like 'Fast Forward' & 'Predictable' are set to strike a chord with the band's long standing rock fanbase.

You Me At Six are young enough to still be releasing their first album. And if VI were that first album, it would be hailed as one of the most exciting albums by a British band in years – uncategorisable but familiar, raucous but mainstream.


With four Top 5 albums under their belt in the UK, including a Number 1 with 2014's Cavalier Youth, and an unparalleled 15 consecutive A-List singles on BBC Radio One, You Me At Six kicked things off last night with a first play for '3AM' as Annie Mac's 'Hottest Record'.
The band have notched up a list of considerable achievements since forming in 2004 as teenagers in Weybridge, Surrey, including four UK Gold Records, four Top 10 albums in the UK including Number 1 album Cavalier Youth, three sold out arena shows, sold out UK headline arena tours, multiple sold-out US headline tours and a Number 1 rock song in UK & Australia and Top 5 Rock Radio track in North America in 'Room To Breathe'.


VI sees the band release music for the first time under their own imprint Underdog Records in partnership with AWAL, another sign of their new found confidence and growing belief that they can claim their place at rock's top table on their own terms. "You have to make music for yourself," singer Josh Franceschi says, "because without authenticity people are going to smell the bullshit. None of us are going to into this with any fear, because we've made something we can stand behind."


The band are also gearing up for an exciting second of half of 2018 on the road. Having sold out arena tours in the UK previously, as well as headlining the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds in 2017, the band will debut new songs from the forthcoming album at Download Festival on June 8th, where they'll headline the second stage, as well as appearances at both Community Festival & Belladrum in the UK.

You Me At Six are stepping out of their comfort zone and are about to change the way you think about them. Prepare to have your expectations shifted as 2018 marks a brand new chapter for one of the UK's biggest guitar bands.

You Me At Six - VI
TRACK LISTING

    • Fast Forward
    • Straight To My Head
    • Back Again
    • Miracle In The Mourning
    • 3AM
    • I O U
    • Pray For Me
    • Predictable
    • Danger
    • Losing You
 Crossfaith Announce UK Tour And New Single.

CrossfaithThursday 7th June 2018
Osaka's Crossfaith have today released 'The Perfect Nightmare', the first taste of their forthcoming fifth album. Speaking of the track, singer Ken says "welcome to The Perfect Nightmare! You will all be hearing more music from us very soon, but we wanted to start telling our next story with this raging tune. We will see you all soon!"
https://unfd.lnk.to/ThePerfectNightmare

He's not wrong either, the Japanese quintet bring their must-see live show to UK and European venues in September and October.

World Tour - UK & Irish dates:

OCTOBER
13: BRISTOL Marble Factory
15: GLASGOW The Garage
16: NOTTINGHAM Rock City
17: MANCHESTER Academy 2
19: LONDON Electric Ballroom
20: SHEFFIELD Festivile
21: DUBLIN Academy

 Camden Rocks Announces 2019 Festival Dates.

Camden RocksThursdya 7th June 2018
For the 6th year running, Camden Rocks Festival took over North London last weekend which was once again sold out, with over 8000 music fans soaking up exclusive live sets from over 200 acts across the many genres of rock and indie!

"WOW... what a two day hangover!! THANK YOU to each and every festival goer, band, crew, venue and event partner that came together to revel in the sunshine and enjoy a full on day celebrating live music in Camden Town," says head honcho, Chris McCormack. "As an independent festival organiser, it truly is special for us to see so many people come down to the festival so early to check out new and emerging artists, not just your favourite established acts. You all rock!"

Based on the success of this annual, family-run event, Camden Rocks has decided to become a weekender for 2019 and has announced today that a limited number of super early bird tickets are on sale now for next year's two dayer, for the first time ever, on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June. For a very limited period, day tickets are available at £30 and new weekend tickets for just £50. Grab them whilst they are available from https://camdenrocks.seetickets.com .

The highlights of the weekend included exclusive sets from Public Image Limited (PiL), Maxïmo Park, Twin Atlantic, Sikth, British Sea Power, The Rifles, Mallory Knox, Blood Red Shoes, Pop Will Eat Itself, Echobelly, Beatsteaks, The Professionals, Crazy Town, Hacktivist and many more. Head to The Camden Rocks Facebook photo page to share your pics from last week's event and see you in 2019!
 

 Jamie Lenman Releases Two New Singles.

Jamie LenmanWednesday 6th June 2018
JAMIE LENMAN can today reveal two brand new singles, as part of a very limited double A side 7" vinyl, BOTH featuring very special guest stars. The tracks 'Irrelevant' featuring Andrew Groves from Arcane Roots and 'Long Gone' featuring Justine Jones from Employed To Serve, will be part of a very limited (500) blue marble vinyl release through Big Scary Monsters, and be available on all digital platforms to stream and purchase from June 8th. Release date for the vinyl is July 27th.

'Irrelevant' was recently premiered on the Radio 1 Rock Show, with Daniel P Carter, and 'Long Gone' by Annie Mac on Radio 1.

The limited vinyl can be pre ordered from June 7th - HERE

From JAMIE LENMAN on 'Long Gone' - "This track is heavier than anything on (recent album) 'Devolver' but is still got that big chorus and it was made by the same people so it feels of a piece. It's about the dangers of nostalgia and being careful what you wish for, which is a theme that's present on the record also. Even though it's quite aggressive it still sounds quite bouncy and summer-y to me, perfect for belting out at the festivals! I met Justine when we had Employed To Serve at Lenmania last year, we did a song together and it was awesome. I thought it'd be great to get her on record and the verses on this track seemed like a perfect fit - she just let it rip with no warm up and blew our faces off! Plus she's a local girl so she gets all my references. If I drop Woking Peacocks Centre into the convo she knows where I'm at." 

And on 'Irrelevant' - "This track is a re-working of the last track on my album 'Devolver', about trying to get rid of the ego and any haughty ideas you might have about yourself as someone or something important. Really it's about death and being ready for that, you know - you come from nothing, you go into nothing, and that's fine. I had an idea that it would make a really nice quiet ballad - but when I demoed it, it sounded so much like Arcane Roots that I thought why not just get Andrew (Groves) to do it. We'd been friends for a long time and we'd just been on tour in Europe together so it made a lot of sense. He brought all his synth toys to bear on it and added those brilliant high vocals, I really love it. It was Andy's idea to bring in producer Chris Coulter which was fantastic because in addition to being Arcane Roots' producer and my live guitarist for two years, he's also a great friend of both of ours, so that was a really fun happy day we spent in the studio, trying bits out and pulling it all together."

These brand new tracks come off the back of a huge couple of years for JAMIE LENMAN, with the release of his recent 2nd album 'Devolver' and his very own, sold out London festival 'Lenmania' last Christmas. Jamie has also toured the UK twice, toured Europe with Arcane Roots, had Radio 1 premiers and Rockest Records with Annie Mac and The Radio 1 Rock Show and been praised by everyone from Kerrang! Magazine to Music Week, Metal Hammer to Q Magazine.
 
Live wise, JAMIE LENMAN will be at Download Festival next weekend, as well as at Reeperbahn (Germany), 2000trees, ArcTanGent festivals and more accross the summer.

ALL confirmed and announced JAMIE LENMAN dates:
10th June - Download Festival
13th July – 2000trees Festival
21st July – Tramlines Fringe
16th Aug – ArcTanGent Festival
8th Sep – Rocked Up Hootenanny

 

 The Amity Affliction Announce UK Headline Tour.

The Amity AfflictionWednesday 6th June 2018
Australian powerhouse, THE AMITY AFFLICTION are excited to announce their return to the UK for a string of headline shows this October. The 7 UK dates, starting in Birmingham and wrapping up in Bristol, will form part of a wider European trek, traversing across 14 countries. Tickets go on sale on Friday, 8th June, at 10am.  Don't miss this compelling live band! 

THE AMITY AFFLICTION EUROPEAN TOUR 2018
Special Guests:
THE PLOT IN YOU
DREAM STATE*
ENDLESS HEIGHTS*
*In Europe, Dream State will play before Endless Heights.

Dates are as follows:     
28.09.18 Germany München @ Tonhalle (for tickets: http://smarturl.it/AmityMunich)   
29.09.18 Germany Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle (http://smarturl.it/AmityOberhausen)  
30.09.18 Netherlands Eindhoven @ Effenaar (http://smarturl.it/AmityEindhoven)    
02.10.18 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2 (http://smarturl.it/AmityBirmingham)   
03.10.18 UK Leeds @ Church (http://smarturl.it/AmityLeeds)   
04.10.18 UK London @ The Electric Ballroom (http://smarturl.it/AmityLondon)   
05.10.18 UK Glasgow @ Queen Margaret Union (http://smarturl.it/AmityGlasgow)  
06.10.18 UK Hull @ Welly:One (http://smarturl.it/AmityHull)   
07.10.18 UK Manchester @ Academy 2 (http://smarturl.it/AmityManchester)   
08.10.18 UK Bristol @ SWX (http://smarturl.it/AmityBristol)  
09.10.18 France Paris @ Trabendo (http://smarturl.it/AmityParis)   
11.10.18 Spain Madrid @ Sala But (http://smarturl.it/AmityMadrid)   
12.10.18 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmatazz (http://smarturl.it/AmityBarcelona)
13.10.18 France Lyon @ CCO (http://smarturl.it/AmityLyon)   
14.10.18 Switzerland Zürich @ X-tra (http://smarturl.it/AmityZurich)   
15.10.18 Italy Bologna @ Zona Roveri (http://smarturl.it/AmityBologna)   
16.10.18 Austria Wien @ Arena (http://smarturl.it/AmityVienna)   
17.10.18 Poland Warsaw @ Proxima (http://smarturl.it/AmityWarsaw)   
19.10.18 Germany Leipzig @ Täubchenthal (http://smarturl.it/AmityLeipzig)   
20.10.18 Czech Rep Prague @ Rock Cafe (http://smarturl.it/AmityPrague)   
21.10.18 Germany Berlin @ Astra (http://smarturl.it/AmityBerlin)   
22.10.18 Denmark Copenhagen @ Pumpehuset (http://smarturl.it/AmityCopenhagen)   
23.10.18 Norway Oslo @ John Dee (http://smarturl.it/AmityOslo)   
24.10.18 Sweden Gothenburg @ Sticky Fingers (http://smarturl.it/AmityGothenburg)   
25.10.18 Germany Hamburg @ Markhalle (http://smarturl.it/AmityHamburg)   
26.10.18 Germany Hannover @ Faust (http://smarturl.it/AmityHannover)   
27.10.18 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof (http://smarturl.it/AmityWiesbaden)
28.10.18 Belgium Antwerp @ Zappa (http://smarturl.it/AmityAntwerp)

Last seen in the UK in December, headlining the incendiary Kerrang! Tour, the multi-platinum band have been hard at work since crafting songs for their sixth studio album for label Roadrunner Records.

 Thrice Sign To Epitaph Records.

ThriceWednesday 6th June 2018
Epitaph Records is thrilled to announce that Thrice has joined its roster. Formed in 1998, the Orange County-based four-piece is widely regarded as one of the most innovative rock bands of their generation. 

"We grew up listening to and being inspired by Epitaph bands, and have always admired and respected the label's independent spirit and ethics," said the band in a statement. "To finally be a part of the family there is an absolute honor, and we couldn't be more excited about our future with them." 

Today marks the premiere of "The Grey," a deeply evocative track that's equal parts intense guitar work, furious rhythms, and indelible melody.

hrice will be kicking off their European tour this Saturday in London. Please see further below for all the dates and ticket details. 

In 2016 Thrice released To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere (via Vagrant Records). Featuring frontman Dustin Kensrue, guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist Eddie Breckenridge, and drummer Riley Breckenridge, the band made their debut with the 2000 album Identity Crisis. With later releases including their 2003 breakout The Artist in the Ambulance and a duo of concept LPs (2007/8's The Alchemy Index: Fire and Water and Earth and Air), Thrice took a several-year hiatus starting in 2012. Arriving in May 2016, To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere proved to be Thrice's most politically-minded yet vulnerable work to date. 

Thrice Tour Dates
9-Jun London, Electric Ballroom (UK) - TICKETS
10-Jun Donington Park, Download Festival (UK) - TICKETS
12-Jun Cologne, Live Music Hall (DE) - TICKETS
13-Jun Aarau, Kiff (CH) - TICKETS
14-Jun Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock (AT) - TICKETS
16-Jun Paris, Download Festival France (FR) - TICKETS
17-Jun Amsterdam, Melkweg (NL) - TICKETS
19-Jun Brussels, Ancienne Belgique (BE) - TICKETS
20-Jun Wiesbaden, Schlachthof (DE) - TICKETS
21-Jun Berlin, Huxleys (DE) - TICKETS
22-Jun Scheessel, Hurricane Festival (DE) - TICKETS
24-Jun Neuhausen Ob Eck, Southside Festival (DE) - TICKETS
26-Jun Munich, Backstage Werk (DE) - TICKETS
27-Jun Bologna, Zona Roveri (IT) - TICKETS
29-Jun Madrid, Download Festival Spain (ES) - TICKETS

 Mayday PArade Release New Single 'Stay The Same'.

Mayday ParadeWednesday 6th June 2018
MAYDAY PARADE have premiered new song 'Stay The Same,' via Kerrang.com. This is the bands forth track from their upcoming album, SUNNYLAND.

You can listen to 'stay The Same' HERE

Released on the 15th of June, SUNNYLAND is the band's 6th studio album and first with Rise Records. Fans who pre-order the album by clicking HERE will receive "Piece Of Your Heart," "It's Hard To Be Religious..." and "Never Sure" as instant downloads.

About the new song, lead singer Derek Sanders said "Stay The Same is a song about growing up, watching everything in your life change, and longing for simpler times."

Mayday Parade will play an in store at Banquet Records on 6th June 2018 to celebrate the upcoming release of their new album. 

The band will also be playing this years Download Festival on the 9th of June and playing a headline show at Riverside Newcastle on the 8th of June. Tickets on sale now here.
 
The Tallahassee, Florida-based quintet (rounded out by bassist/vocalist Jeremy Lenzo, guitarist Brooks Betts and drummer/vocalist Jake Bundrick) recorded this follow-up to 2015's Black Lines with longtime producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, and for the first time, also teamed with Grammy nominated producer John Feldmann (blink-182, Panic! At the Disco) and Howard Benson (Of Mice & Men, My Chemical Romance). The result is an album built on impassioned vocals, sing-along choruses, and deeply heartfelt lyrics.
 
Over the course of the last 10 years, Mayday Parade has sold more than a million albums. Four of their releases have sold over 100,000 units each, with their most successful album (2007's A Lesson In Romantics) selling more than a half-million copies.  They have 60+ videos on YouTube with over 1 million views, and their songs have amassed over 350 million streams in the US alone.

 Rick Astley Announces UK Arena Tour.

Rick AstleyWednesday 6th June 2018
 'Beautiful Life', the first new Rick Astley single and the title track of his forthcoming album, is the sound of the summer. Written and produced by Rick, who also plays every instrument, 'Beautiful Life' is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Listen to 'Beautiful Life' HERE

Two years ago Rick released '50', a glorious comeback album that sold over 300,000 copies and was one of the biggest selling discs of 2016. He sold over 100,000 tickets for last year's UK tour. And he enjoyed every minute of it.

Now he's back with an even better album, featuring 12 timeless tracks each one a little gem.

"In the midst of all this madness, I just went back into my little home studio because that's what I love to do," Rick admits. "It's my refuge really. I was tinkering about with bits and pieces and before you know it, I was making a new record."

 Rick and his band play the following UK dates, tickets on sale Friday June 8th.

October                       
Thu 25th                                                Glasgow, SEC Armadillo
Fri 26th                                  Hull, Hull Venue
Sat 27th                                 Manchester, Manchester Arena
Mon 29th                              Gateshead, Gateshead Sage
Tue 30th                                                Gateshead, Gateshead Sage

November
Thu 1st                                   Plymouth, Plymouth Pavilions
Fri 2nd                                   Cardiff, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Sat 3rd                                   Brighton, Brighton Centre
Mon 5th                                                Southend, Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Tue 6th                                  Cambridge, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu 8th                                   London, London Eventim Apollo
Fri 9th                                     London, London Eventim Apollo
Sat 10th                                 Bournemouth, International Centre
Mon 12th                              Nottingham, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Tue 13th                                                Nottingham, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Thu 15th                                                Birmingham, Birmingham Genting Arena
Fri 16th                                  Leeds, Leeds First Direct Arena
Sat 17th                                 Liverpool, Liverpool Echo Arena

 Killswitch Engage Sign New Deal.

Killswitch EngageWednesday 6th June 2018
Music For Nations is proud to welcome Killswitch Engage to its roster! Partnering with Metal Blade Records in the USA and Sony Music Entertainment elsewhere, Killswitch Engage are looking forward to the worldwide release of their upcoming album in 2019. In the UK, this will be via Sony label Music For Nations.

Julie Weir, Label Head, Music For Nations: "Everyone here at Music for Nations is chomping at the bit to be working with the legendary Killswitch Engage. We are honoured and excited to be a part of this campaign (and hopefully future) and looking forward to creating this heavier than heavy chapter."

Benjamin Voss, Senior A&R Manager, Columbia/Sony Music Germany: "I am very happy and proud to work with such an amazing band like Killswitch Engage in the future. We are absolutely excited about releasing their new album on Sony Music outside North America."

Jesse Leach (vocals): "I'm beyond stoked to sign with the legendary Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music. It's clear they truly understand and believe in what we do as a band, and we're psyched to have them on our side. It's an exciting new chapter for KSE and we can't wait to see what the future holds."

Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar): "I'm very excited to say that Killswitch Engage will be joining forces with Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music! Super stoked to join the ranks with a long list of many epic metal acts, as well as a team of excellent human beings who truly have a genuine love for metal music. Here's to an awesome future with awesome labels!"

Metal Blade's CEO/founder Brian Slagel comments: "I have been a huge fan and friend of Killswitch for a long time, so it is truly an honor to be able to work with them. So happy to welcome them to the Metal Blade family."

Currently finishing work on their upcoming album, Killswitch Engage have taken a break from recording to embark on a summer European tour with Iron Maiden which includes UK shows in July/August. The trek will also see the band appear at various premier festivals (Sweden Rock, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest, etc.), along with a few special headlining shows. Then in the autumn, the band will be touring across Australia with Parkway Drive. See below for all dates!

Killswitch Engage tour dates with Iron Maiden
May 26 - Saku Arena - Tallinn, Estonia
May 28 - Hartwall Arena - Helsinki, Finland
May 29 - Hartwall Arena - Helsinki, Finland
May 31 - Pustervik - Goteborg, Sweden ***
June 1 - Tele2 Arena - Stockholm, Sweden
June 2 - Rockefeller Music Hall - Oslo, Norway ***
June 3 - Trondheim Rocks @ Dahls Arena - Trondheim, Norway **
June 5 - Royal Arena - Copenhagen, Denmark
June 7 - Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg, Sweden **
June 9 - Rockavaria - Munich, Germany **
June 10 - Expo Plaza - Hannover, Germany
June 11 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany ***
June 13 - Waldbuhne - Berlin, Germany
June 14 - Kwadrat - Krakow, Poland ***
June 16 - Akvarium Klub - Budapest, Hungary ***
June 17 - Novarock Festival - Nickelsdorf, Austria **
June 19 - Proxima - Warsaw, Poland ***
June 20 - Letnany Airport - Prague, Czech Republic
June 22 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium **
June 24 - Hellfest - Clisson, France **
June 25 - Den Atelier - Luxembourg, Luxembourg ***
June 26 - Geneva Arena - Geneva, Switzerland
June 28 - Rock in Rome @ Ippodromo Capanelle - Rome, Italy *
June 29 - Rock the Castle @ Villafranca Castle - Verona, Italy **
June 30 - Messe Freiburg - Freiburg, Germany
July 1 - GelreDome - Arnhem, Netherlands
July 31 - Metro Radio Arena - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Aug. 1 - The Academy Dublin - Dublin, Ireland ***
Aug. 2 - SSE Arena - Belfast, UK
Aug. 4 - Aberdeen Exhibition & Conf. Centre - Aberdeen, UK
Aug. 6 - Manchester Arena - Manchester, UK
Aug. 7 - Genting Arena - Birmingham, UK
Aug. 10 - 02 Arena - London, UK
Aug. 11 - 02 Arena - London, UK
*=w/ Megadeth (no Iron Maiden)
**=festival off-date
***=Killswitch Engage headlining off-date

Killswitch Engage tour dates with Parkway Drive
Oct. 25 - UC Refectory - Canberra, Australia
Oct. 26 - Hordern Pavilion - Sydney, Australia
Oct. 27 - Nex - Newcastle, Australia
Oct. 28 - Riverstage - Brisbane, Australia
Nov. 02 - Margaret Court Arena - Melbourne, Australia
Nov. 03 - Entertainment Centre - Adelaide, Australia
Nov. 06 - HBF Stadium - Perth, Australia

 Avenged Sevenfold To Headline Download Festival On Friday.

Avenged SevenfoldWednesday 6th June 2018
Grammy nominees AVENGED SEVENFOLD are set to headline 2018's Download Festival on Friday June 8th, along with a host of other European festival headline appearances.  After a stadium tour with Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold recently completed their own sold-out North American headlining run in support of critically acclaimed album, THE STAGE. This will be the bands second headline slot at the festival where they will be performing fan favorites and classic hits.

They've proved themselves again and again to be one of the genre's most forward-thinking artists, reinforced by The Stage, which was praised by Rolling Stone for being "epic and adventurous" and "the most aggressively bonkers music of the quintet's career." NME, Q, The Guardian, The Sun, Guitar World, Metal Hammer, Revolver, Metal Injection, Alternative Press, Drum, Total Guitar and Classic Rock are among the myriad press outlets that lauded the album, with the latter calling it "a metal masterpiece."  This was followed with a deluxe version of 'The Stage' which included 7 additional studio songs + 4 unreleased live tracks recorded during the band's shows at The O2 arena in London including the band's stunning cover of the Pink Floyd classic, "Wish You Were Here".   
They also released AVENGED SEVENFOLD LIVE AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM® (Capitol), a special acoustic album recorded during a sold-out event at the famed GRAMMY Museum® in LA. Listen to the full set HERE and click HERE to see the band's performance of "Roman Sky," directed by Rafa Alcantara (www.twentyfourcore.com). Produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Nine Inch Nails) and the band, the digital-only release features unique renditions of new songs and classic tracks captured during the band's first-ever acoustic performance.

Meanwhile their track 'Hail to The King' has recently surpassed over 130 MILLION streams on Spotify.

The band amplified the album with a spectacular new live show that critics and fans alike cheered as brutally entertaining. After the London 02 Arena shows, the London Evening Standard lauded Avenged Sevenfold as "a global phenomenon" and wrote that the band "specialized in preposterous fun," calling the show "royally entertaining." The Guardian ran a 4-star review of the show in Glasgow, writing, "Underneath retina-scorching screens and giant cosmic cube broadcasting spiraling starfields, the five-piece methodically discharge booming, arena-filling songs...these industrial assemblages of growing riffs and fret-melting solos have a default minor-key menace, yet the overall atmosphere is surprisingly joyous." But Kerrang! best summed up Avenged Sevenfold's new live show: "you've never seen anything like it."  

Following their European jaunt, the band head out on their U.S. headline 'End Of The World Tour' with special guests Prophets of Rage.

Don't miss your chance to catch AVENGED SEVENFOLD live. Dates are as follows:
June 2nd            Nurburgring, Germany Rock am Ring
June 3rd            Nuremberg, Germany Rock im Park
June 6th            Belfast, UK SSE Arena (headline date)
June 8th            Donington Park,  Download UK
June 9th            Vaanta, Finland Rockfest
June 15th          Nicklesdorf, Austria Novarock
June 17th          Florence, Italy Firenze Rocks
June 21st          Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhell
June 22nd         Dessel, Belgium Graspop
June 23rd           Clisson, France Hellfest
June 26th          Tel Aviv, Israel Live Park
June 28th          Madrid, Spain Download
June 30th         

 Damon Johnson Announces Pledge Campaign For Forthcoming Solo Album.

Damon JohnsonWednesday 6th June 2018
Damon Johnson has announced a Pledge Campaign for his forthcoming new solo album "Memoirs Of An Uprising". The album will receive a full release later in 2018. 

Damon has an illustrious career as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for Brother Cane, Alice Cooper and currently Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy. The forthcoming album features ten brand new songs from Damon – and he is currently finishing the mixing, mastering and packaging around the album.

The album will be available on both CD and vinyl and the Pledge site features a whole host of very special options including signed CDs, merch, mystery bundles, guitar lessons, signed guitars, acoustic house performances and even a round of golf with Damon amongst others..

For full details here

https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/damonjohnson

Damon says, "The fact that I'm getting to make this album at all is purely down to the support and love you all have shown for my music over the past three decades. And as I discussed this fact with PledgeMusic, they have encouraged me to "un-earth" and make available one-of-a-kind items during this campaign...things like bundles of exclusive photos and memorabilia from all my various band endeavors; my small Peavy practice amp that I've written songs on ever since Brother Cane's 'Seeds' album; a "still-in-the-shrink-wrap" copy of my long time out-of-print 'Dust' CD; even autographed guitars...and much more.

Again, this is the first time for me to work with PledgeMusic as a solo artist. And the catalyst is absolutely this new music I've created. The songs are inspired and my band (Tony, Jarred & Tony) played and sound amazing as always. And I feel these songs deserve as much exposure as possible, even in this day and age where the business of making and distributing music has change dramatically.

I'm asking for your help. I need your help! I'm at LEAST asking you to check it out what we're offering through this PledgeMusic campaign."

The album will then receive a full UK release later in 2018.

Damon will be touring the UK and Europe in 2018 with band mate Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty). The two will be playing acoustic numbers throughout their two illustrious careers as well as speaking about their experiences in music. The "Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour" will start in Sweden in early September and will continue across Europe and the UK until mid October. Full dates are as follows.

UK Tour Dates
Tue 25thSep  Stoke, Eleven
Wed 26thSepBlackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
Thu 27thSep  Kendal, Bootleggers
Fri 28thSep    Grimsby, Yardbirds
Sat 29thSep   Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sun 30thSep  Chester, Live Rooms
Mon 1stOct    Bilston, Robin 2
Tue 2ndOct     London, Dingwalls
Wed 3rdOct    Evesham, The Iron Road
Thu 4thOct     Nuneaton, The Queen's Hall
Fri 5thOct       Sheffield, The Foundry
Sun 7thOct     Bournemouth, Zephyr
Tue 9thOct     Manchester, Night People
Wed 10thOct  Newcastle, Cluny 2
Fri 12thOct     Glasgow, Audio
Sat 13thOct    Dundee, Church
Sun 14thOct   Edinburgh, Bannerman's Bar
Mon 15thOct  Belfast, The Limelight

 Hollywood Undead Release Video For 'Gotta Let Go'.

Hollywood UndeadWednesday 6th June 2018
Hollywood Undead’s highly-anticipated new single, “Gotta Let Go,” is out today! The summery tune exposes a more melodic side of the band and showcases their impressive songwriting chops. By stripping things down to their core, the quintet unveils a new side of themselves, while still remaining uniquely Undead. Fans can listen HERE and stream and purchase the track HERE.

“At times when we look at the past, we only see the struggles and the hardships. We too often forget about the good moments because we are blinded by the pain we all go through. This song is about letting go of that pain, so we can see that life can be a beautiful experience,” says Johnny 3 Tears, Hollywood Undead’s vocalist and bass guitarist.

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

Watch them all here:
“California Dreaming” http://smarturl.it/CaliforniaDreamingV
“Whatever It Takes”- http://smarturl.it/WhateverItTakesVEVO
“Renegade”- http://smarturl.it/RenegadeVevo
“We Own The Night”- http://smarturl.it/WeOwnTheNightVevo
“Black Cadillac” (feat B-Real)- http://smarturl.it/BlackCadillacVevo
“Your Life”- http://smarturl.it/YourLifeVEVO

After touring tirelessly worldwide throughout the past year, Hollywood Undead will head back out on the road this weekend, playing Rock AM Ring and Rock IM Park in Nuremberg, Germany, followed by a run of headline dates and festival performances across Europe and the U.S. In August, the band will also return to Europe for the Reading & Leeds Festivals in the U.K. A full list of tour dates is included below, and tickets are available HERE.

Stay tuned for more new music from Hollywood Undead!

Hollywood Undead Tour Dates:
6/01 – Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock AM Ring
6/02 – Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock IM Park
6/04 – Krakow, Poland @ Klub Studio #
6/06 – Tallinn, Estonia @ Venue TBA #
6/07 – Riga, Latvia @ Palladium #
6/08 – Hyvinkaa, Finland @ Rockfest
6/10 – Gdansk, Poland @ Stary Manez #
6/12 – Warsaw, Poland @ Torwar #
6/14 – Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Novarock Festival
6/16 – Bretigny Sur Orge, France @ Download France
6/17 – Milan, Italy @ Magazzini Generali #
6/19 – Hannover, Germany @ Capitol #
6/20 – Ludwigsburg, Germany @ MHP Arena Ludwigsburg #
6/22 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Festival
6/23 – Solothurn, Switzerland @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl #
6/25 – Belgrade, Serbia @ Bazeni 11 April #
6/26 – Sofia, Bulgaria @ Universiada Hall #
6/27 – Bucharest, Romania @ Arenele Romane #
6/29 – Sopron, Hungary @ Volt Festival
6/30 – Panensky Tynec, Czech Republic @ Aerodrome Festival 
7/25 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom #
7/26 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance #
7/28 – Bangor, ME @ Impact Music Festival
7/29 – Montréal, QC @ Heavy Montréal
8/24 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
8/26 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival

 Coheed And Cambria Back With New 10 Minute Long Single.

Coheed And CambriaWednesday 6th June 2018
Roadrunner Records group Coheed and Cambria have shared a brand-new track titled “The Dark Sentencer.” The song, which will appear on Coheed and Cambria’s forthcoming LP expected to arrive later this year, is the first new music to be released by the band since their acclaimed 2015 LP, The Color Before The Sun.
COHEED AND CAMBRIA – “THE DARK SENTENCER”
YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/T3zm1_JSPOQ  
The Dark Sentencer,” a 10-minute prog manifesto, first appeared this morning on frontman Claudio Sanchez’s socials along with the opening paragraphs from his new concept story which will accompany the upcoming record. It reads:

Years ago, chaos cut through this atmosphere. The fractured worlds that inhabit this space were once locked in a force of uncontrollable destruction. Gravity was lost. Their planetary trajectories conjoined in one catastrophic collision, choking to remain viable even as the dying glow of their cores peek through the cracks and scars of those impactful moments. Yet a gasp is a sign of life and the planets that many might have cast off as annihilated space continued to show a pulse across the hopelessness. This discarded earth is still very much alive…and made profitable by the 5 Houses of the Star Supremacy, an elite society who looked to the sky and saw potential in the wasted planets. The opportunistic approach could hardly be considered an act of empathy for the human condition, as the decision to convert the dying planets into private prisons meant another type of life sentence awaited those shipped off to their remote reaches. Here, the desolate and derelict would burn away slowly, trapped in a race to death with the very ground they stand on. In this space, between the Well and unknowing.

Our Story Starts there. Into our future, yet far beyond our past. In a romance between a pair of Unheavenly Creatures.

Weaving through the blacked out space toward the freckling of cracked planets, The Gavel moved like a funeral procession. In many ways, it was the end of life for the two prisoners being transported within its unmitigable walls, to the most deplorable and prized of the doomed prisons, known simply as The Dark Sentencer.

Having announced their signing to Roadrunner Records earlier this year in a shadowy video clip, Coheed and Cambria have been finishing up work on their forthcoming label debut. Comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals / Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums) and Zach Cooper (Bass), Coheed and Cambria has gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery. 

This weekend, Coheed and Cambria will be one of several guest performers (including will.i.am, Grace Potter, Nick Sagan and more) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of NASA by joining the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. NSO Pops: Space, The Next Frontier is set to take place June 1st and 2nd and will feature music inspired by space—both fact and fiction—ranging from the theme to 2001: A Space Odyssey—Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra—to music from Carl Sagan’s Golden Record and more. For tickets and more information, visit: www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/NSPSF.

This July, Coheed and Cambria will set out on a U.S. co-headline mostly-outdoor tour with Taking Back Sunday and special guests The Story So Far. Tickets for all dates are on sale now. For tickets and more information please visit www.CoheedandCambria.com

 Will Haven Announced Headline Tour.

Will HavenWednesday 6th June 2018
Sacramento-based mainstays of noise metal WILL HAVEN released their highly-anticipated sixth full-length album, entitled Muerte, in March via minus HEAD Records to stellar reviews. Muerte is available now via iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp and Spotify

The band has been touring in the U.S. in support of Muerte, and now they are setting their sights on the UK and Europe, confirming a string of dates in October and November. They will be joined on the run by Palm Reader.

"We are super excited to come back to not only to our 2nd home of England but to a few of our other favourite European cities. We can't wait to see all of our amazing die-hard fans and play the new record for them as well as the classics. Should be a blast!"

See below for a full list of upcoming WILL HAVEN tour dates:

WILL HAVEN U.S. Tour Dates:
6/23 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater - w/ Witch Mountain
6/24 - Seattle, WA @ Highline

WILL HAVEN EU/UK Tour Dates (with Palm Reader):

October
29th    Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg OZ
30th    Paris, France @ Petit Bain
31st    Bristol, Tunnels

November

1st      Manchester, Rebellion
2nd     Birmingham, Asylum
3rd      London, Dome
 Halestorm Announce New Studio Album 'Vicious'.

HalestormThursday 31st May 2018
Atlantic recording group Halestorm have announced today their new upcoming album, Vicious (see tracklist below, artwork above). The GRAMMY® Award-winning band’s fourth studio album, Vicious arrives at all music retailers and streaming services on Friday, July 27. The first single from Vicious, “Uncomfortable,” premiered this morning, and the video, directed by Evan Brace (Phantogram, Taking Back Sunday), is streaming here: https://atlanti.cr/uncomfortablevideo.

WATCH “UNCOMFORTABLE”: https://atlanti.cr/uncomfortablevideo

Recorded earlier this year at Nashville, Tennessee's Rock Falcon recording studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush), Vicious is available for pre-order beginning today at all DSPs and streaming services: https://Atlantic.lnk.to/ViciousPR. All pre-orders are joined by an instant download of “Uncomfortable.”

Halestorm will discuss the upcoming album in several live events tomorrow, May 31. The band will first participate in a Facebook Live interview with Loudwire. Tune in to https://www.facebook.com/LoudWire/ at 5:45 PM BST. Next, Huffington Post Managing Editor of Culture Lauren Moraski will host an interview and live Q&A as part of the BUILD Series at 8:30 PM BST (tune in at buildseries.com), followed by “An Intimate Evening of Music & Conversation with Halestorm” at New York City’s Sony Hall. Presented by BackStory Events, that concert will include a long-form interview by journalist and founder of the Women's International Music Network, Laura B. Whitmore, audience questions, and an exclusive performance. The sold-out event will be streamed live via the official Guitar World YouTube channel beginning at Midnight BST.

Deluxe album packages are available for pre-order exclusively at the band’s official webstore, including the new album on standard vinyl, plus a limited edition opaque purple double vinyl with enhanced cover art and bonus tracks, limited to 1500 units worldwide. Also exclusively available at the webstore are a limited edition t-shirt, dog tag necklace, autographed poster, and a free album cover magnet with physical album purchase while supplies last.

VICIOUS TRACKLISTING:
1. Black Vultures
2. Skulls
3. Uncomfortable
4. Buzz
5. Do Not Disturb
6. Conflicted
7. Killing Ourselves To Live
8. Heart Of Novocaine
9. Painkiller
10. White Dress
11. Vicious
12. The Silence

Halestorm spend July/August on the second leg of their milestone U.S. tour showcasing all female-led hard rock bands. Other U.S. highlights include a one-night-only event on August 9 supporting Joan Jett & The Blackhearts as well as a free concert on Las Vegas, NV’s Fremont Street (August 25). As for U.K. dates, the band will perform at Ramblin' Man Fair on July 1, before returning in September for the following headline shows:
Wed 19 Sep - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 20 Sep - BELFAST The Telegraph Building
Sat 22 Sep - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
Sun 23 Sep - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Mon 24 Sep - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Wed 26 Sep - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri 28 Sep - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 29 Sep - BRISTOL O2 Academy
For ticket information, VIP packages, and details on joining the Official Halestorm Fan Club, please see www.halestormrocks.com.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most vital and iconic bands in modern hard rock, Halestorm made a spectacular debut with 2009’s self-titled first LP, followed in 2012 by the blockbuster “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” – highlighted, of course, by the GRAMMY® Award-winning smash, “Love Bites (So Do I).” Both of those albums went on to be certified RIAA Gold.

Halestorm’s acclaimed third album, “INTO THE WILD LIFE,” crashed into the U.K. main album chart at #10, as well as making a stunning top 5 debut on the U.S. SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its April 2015 release – both marking Halestorm’s highest chart placement to date. “INTO THE WILD LIFE” is highlighted by the record breaking smash “Apocalyptic,” which ascended to #1 at U.S. rock radio outlets nationwide, as well as the top 5 Active Rock favourite, “Amen” and “I Am The Fire.” Companion videos and much more can be found at Halestorm’s official YouTube channel, HalestormRocks.

 Good Charlotte Release Music Video For 'Actual Pain'.

Good CharlotteThursday 31st May 2018
After a triumphant weekend of shows at Slam Dunk Festival in the UK and currently conquering stages across Europe, Good Charlotte today shared a new music video for "Actual Pain", the first single off their highly anticipated seventh full-length studio album Generation Rx. Directed by Jake Stark, the introspective clip examines the album's prevailing lyrical themes of trauma, pain, and loneliness. Watch it HERE. Generation Rx is due for release on September 14, 2018 via a newly minted global partnership between the band's MDDN label and BMG. "Actual Pain" is available to stream and download now HERE.

Generation Rx represents both a new chapter and full circle moment for the group—brothers Joel [vocals] and Benji Madden [guitar, vocals], Billy Martin [guitar], Paul Thomas [bass], and Dean Butterworth [drums]. Powered by punk spirit, rock songcraft, and cinematic ambition, they retain the signature vitality and vulnerability of their formative years, while delivering an urgent, unafraid, and undeniable message befitting of two decades in the game.

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

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

GOOD CHARLOTTE LIVE DATES
May 31, 2018 - Vienna, Austria - Arena Open Air
June 01, 2018 - Nüremberg, Germany - Rock Im Park
June 03, 2018 - Nürburg, Germany - Rock Am Ring
October 13, 2018 - Puebla, Mexico - Comuna Festival
February 01, 2019 - Zürich, Switzerland - X-Tra
February 03, 2019 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
February 04, 2019 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
February 05, 2019 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium
February 07, 2019 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
February 08, 2019 - Paris, France - Zenith
February 09, 2019 - Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle
February 11, 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
February 12, 2019- Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
February 13, 2019 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahale
February 15, 2019 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
February 16, 2019 - Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
February 18, 2019 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
February 20, 2019 - London, United Kingdom - Alexandra Palace

Stay tuned for more from GOOD CHARLOTTE very soon!
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 Ricky Warwick And Damon Johnson Team Up For Acoustic Tour.

Ricky WarwickThursday 31st May 2018
Rock veterans Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson are pleased to announce a "Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour" in Autumn 2018. Warwick and Johnson will team up again to deliver a series of intimate acoustic and spoken word shows across the UK and Europe. With over two hours of performance, the evenings will be featuring career-spanning classics from Thin Lizzy, The Almighty, Black Star Riders, Alice Cooper, Brother Cane, alongside anecdotes and stories taken from the artists' life on the road.

Both Warwick and Johnson are members of the critically acclaimed Black Star Riders. The band's latest album "Heavy Fire" gained worldwide success reaching: #1 in the UK Rock and Indie charts, #3 in the UK Vinyl chart, #6 UK in the National chart, #11 in the German National chart, #6 in the USA Hard Rock chart, #22 USA Independent chart and #25 in the Rock chart.

Ricky Warwick is one of the UK's most iconic rock front-men. Starting his professional music journey in The Almighty, with whom he released 7 albums in the 90's, Ricky went on to record several solo albums before becoming the vocalist with Thin Lizzy and now with Black Star Riders. 

About the tour, Ricky says: "Two hours plus of acoustic carnage and mayhem with brother Johnson? Who'd have thought bits of wood with wires could be so sonically invigorating??? ... Well you're about to find out!!!"

American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Damon Johnson, began his career in the 90's, when he co-founded Brother Cane. Johnson went on to collaborate with the likes of Stevie Nicks, Ted Nugent and Queensrÿche, before joining Alice Cooper's band as lead guitarist. Since 2011, Damon is lead guitarist with Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders. 

When referring to the shows, Damon says: "Ricky has inspired my musical efforts in so many ways and we have become best mates. These Warwick Johnson performances always showcase our respect for each other and our love of music. And it's a great night out!"

"Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour" will start in Sweden in early September and will continue across Europe and the UK until mid October. Full dates are as follows.

UK Tour Dates
Tue 25thSep            Stoke, Eleven
Wed 26thSep           Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
Thu 27thSep            Kendal, Bootleggers
Fri 28thSep              Grimsby, Yardbirds
Sat 29thSep             Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sun 30thSep            Chester, Live Rooms
Mon 1stOct             Bilston, Robin 2
Tue 2ndOct              London, Dingwalls
Wed 3rdOct             Evesham, The Iron Road
Thu 4thOct               Nuneaton, The Queen's Hall
Fri 5thOct                 Sheffield, The Foundry
Sun 7thOct               Bournemouth, Zephyr
Tue 9thOct               Manchester, Night People
Wed 10thOct            Newcastle, Cluny 2
Thurs 11thOct          Belfast, The Limelight 2
Fri 12thOct               Glasgow, Audio
Sat 13thOct              Dundee, Church
Sun 14thOct            Edinburgh, Bannerman's Bar

Tickets are available form all usual outlets

 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Release Video For 'Carried From The Start'.

Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubThursday 31st May 2018
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have launched a new video for the hypnotic "Carried From The Start" taken from their latest album 'Wrong Creatures'.
Working with the Snorri Bros again on this new clip, and featuring Julien Crane and Courtlyn Cannant, 'Carried From The Start' is a sad, beautiful and uplifting song and a worthy addition to BRMC's arsenal. View it HERE.

"Videos are a way for us to support some else's art. We were actually fans of this cool video these guys made for Null + Void a little while back. The video for 'Carried From The Start' went through a few different incarnations, and at one point we wanted to make a video for the whole album with different artists interpretations of each song. We were fortunate to work with Snorri Bro's though because they're very gorilla style and just jump into the deep end with no fear. I think we'd literally just started touring on the other side of the globe, and at the same time they created a whole world to this song in like the blink of an eye." — BRMC

The band will also be making a welcome return to the UK this summer playing the following dates:
July 26th           London, O2 Kentish Town Forum
July 28th           Hertfordshire, Standon Calling Festival
July 29th           Derbyshire, Y Not Festival
July 30th           Glasgow, O2 Academy           
Tickets are on sale now - HERE.

 This Wild Life Release Music Video For 'Catie Rae'.

This Wild LifeThursday 31st May 2018
This Wild Life (comprised of Kevin Jordan & Anthony Del Grosso) are excited to share a new music video for their single 'Catie Rae,' taken from their forthcoming studio album titled 'Petaluma' which will be released by Epitaph Records on Friday, June 22 (pre-order). The touching music video follows a couple from childhood to old age, as they ride bikes and watch TV on the couch together during different phases of life, and is the third video to be released in advance of 'Petaluma'. The video follows 'Westside,' which was directed by Spencer Baldwin, and 'Hold You Here,' which depicts a couple's spontaneous city hall wedding and casual, friend-filled backyard reception.

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

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

'Petaluma' track listing:
1. Figure It Out
2. Headfirst
3. Catie Rae
4. Positively Negative
5. Westside
6. Hold You Here
7. Come Back Down
8. College Kids
9. Never Believe
10. No Need For Novocaine

 As It Is Announce The Great Depression Tour.

As It IsThursday 31st May 2018
Following their headline performances on the Signature Brew stage at the Slam Dunk Festivals over the weekend, Brighton quartet, As It Is, have announced 'The Great Depression Tour', with UK headline dates at the end of November, culminating in the band's biggest headline show to date in London on December 1st at The o2 Forum Kentish Town.

Speaking of the tour, guitarist Benjamin Langford-Biss says, "Since the incredible response to The Wounded World we are unbelievably excited to play a ton of new songs in the big rooms that they deserve to be played in. Hearing people connect to the themes of the single and the record makes us so eager to hear rooms of a couple of thousand people screaming the words back. We can't wait to see that human connection and bring people together in a positive way, even just for one night. These are the biggest headline shows we've ever done and you best believe we're going to make them very, very special."

Support on all shows comes from Trash Boat, Holding Absence and Courage My Love.

As It Is recently announced the release of their third album, 'The Great Depression', (out Aug 10 on Fearless Records) with the launch of the album's first single, 'The Wounded World'. 
AN INTRODUCTION TO 'THE GREAT DEPRESSION'
FROM VOCALIST PATTY WALTERS:

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

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

 Otep Release New Single.

OtepThursday 31st May 2018
Iconic rockers OTEP recently announced details regarding their most uncompromising, candid, all- inclusive and controversial assessment of the current residing political regime that they have ever released. OTEP will release their eighth full-length album, aptly titled Kult 45, on July 27, 2018 via ​Napalm Records. Order now in digital formats here , and/or CD and vinyl formats via the Napalm Records Online Store.

Drawing influences from politically-charged recording artists of the past but allowing her artwork to remain fully and undeniably OTEP, Otep Shamaya continues her nearly two-decade invasion of the senses with Kult 45.

Today, OTEP dropped their first single from Kult 45– a hyper-political outcry to the Resistance to challenge Trump's falsehoods and hypocrisies – entitled "To the Gallows". The track is streaming now via Billboard, alongside the first in-depth interview Otep Shamaya has taken part in since the announcement of Kult 45. Listen to the groovy, in-your-face track and read the interview here: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8457933/otep-to-the-gallows-song 

Shamaya says, "Art is resistance. Art allows us to fightback without violence. This song, "To the Gallows", is meant to shine a light on Traitor Trump's attacks on the Constitution, on Healthcare, on the LGBTQ+, the African American, Hispanic and Muslim communities, DREAMERS, and women's reproductive rights. Not to mention that this spurious President might have committed just a little bit of light treason, but this is why we rally, this is why we march, and this is why I write. Because when I look back someday I want to know that I did everything in my power as an artist, activist and citizen, to stop him and his bigoted embryonic autocracy."

Throughout the span of her career, Otep Shamaya has been an undeniable force in bringing awareness via various acclaimed mediums to the social and political injustices felt by various communities and subcultures. For years, publications such as Revolver Magazine have lauded Shamaya for "following in the footsteps of outspoken musicians from folk singer Woody Guthrie to Rage Against The Machine's Zach de la Rocha", dubbing her "one of music's catalysts for social change". So, with the political climate as it is today, now it's the perfect time to impact with Kult 45.

Shamaya has gone on record to say that Kult 45is the most authentic album OTEP have ever released, at least since their first record, and self-producing it helped achieve this result. Kult 45 was recorded at The Lair in Los Angeles, completely utilizing the same equipment used for OTEP's first album, Sevas Tra (down to Shamaya's vocal microphone, a SHURE Beta 58), in order to create a sound reminiscent of their roots. Kult 45 was self-produced by Otep Shamaya and Aristotle, with assistant engineering from Larry Goetz, Nicolas Schilke and Lizzy Ostro.

Kult 45 track listing:
1- Hail To The Thief
2- Halt Right
3- Molotov
4- Said The Snake
5- Undefeated
6- Trigger Warning
7- Cross Contamination
8- Shelter In Place
9- Boss 10- To The Gallows
11- Sirens Calling
12- Invisible People
13- Be Brave
14- Wake Up (Cover of Rage Against the Machine)
15- Feral Oracle (Bonus Track)
16- The Tribe Speaks (Bonus Track)

OTEP does not hold back on Kult 45, pointing out all sorts of political duplicities and leaving them in their wake. The band explodes on aggressive, adamant anthems like "Halt Right" and "Molotov", which act as timely outcries against the recent resurgence of hate groups. Tracks like the in-your-face ​"Cross Contamination" explore the hypocrisy of the evangelical right giving Trump a pass on his infidelities, and cherry-picking scriptures to fit their ideologies. "Invisible People" approaches immigration issues while pointing a strong finger at Trump, the electronically-charged "Boss" aims to break, fight, and redefine gender roles, "Shelter In Place" investigates the topic of school shootings, and "Trigger Warning" targets rape culture – specifically Stanford rapist Brock Turner –with a vengeance.

One of the last tracks on the album is a true-to-form cover of "Wake Up" – an homage to political music icons, major Kult 45 writing inspirations, and original track recording artists Rage Against The Machine. The album closes with the bonus track "The Tribe Speaks", featuring recorded voicemails from fans expressing how OTEP's music has changed their lives. Shamaya says the voicemails are truly moving and keep her fighting as an artist and activist.

OTEP will go out on a headline tour supporting Kult 45 this summer. The tour begins on July 5 in Las Vegas, NV at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The tour will run for nearly a month and a half, coming to an end in Ventura, CA on August 18. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.

OTEP Summer 2018 Headline Tour Dates:
05.07.18 US - Las Vegas, NV / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino*
06.07.18 US - Salt Lake City, UT / Metro Music Hall*
07.07.18 US - Grand Junction, CO / Mesa Theatre*
08.07.18 US - Denver, CO / Oriental Theater*
09.07.18 US - Colorado Springs, CO / Black Sheep*
11.07.18 US - Merriam, KS / Aftershock*
12.07.18 US - Sioux Falls, SD / Icon Lounge*
13.07.18 US - Cadott, WI / Rock Fest - hosted by Lou Brutus
14.07.18 US - Joliet, IL / The Forge#
15.07.18 US - Detroit, MI / Diesel Concert Lounge#
17.07.18 US - Toronto, ON / The Rockpile
18.07.18 US - Ottawa, ON / Brass Monkey
19.07.18 US - New York, NY / Gramercy Theatre - w/ Kore RozZik
20.07.18 US - Reading, PA / Reverb - RockRoom#
21.07.18 US - Poughkeepsie, NY / The Chance#
22.07.18 US - Buffalo, NY / Buffalo Iron Works#
23.07.18 US - Warrendale, PA / Jergel's Rhythm Grille#
25.07.18 US - Lexington, KY / Manchester Music Hall#
26.07.18 US - Cincinnati, OH / Bogarts#
27.07.18 US - Cleveland, OH / The Odeon Concert Club#
28.07.18 US - Findlay, OH / All American Rock House#
29.07.18 US - St. Louis, MO / Fubar#
01.08.18 US - Oklahoma City, OK / Ruins Live&
02.08.18 US - Austin, TX / Come & Take It Live&
03.08.18 US - Dallas, TX / Gas Monkey Live!&
04.08.18 US - Houston, TX / Scout Bar&
05.08.18 US - San Antonio, TX / The Rock Box&
07.08.18 US - Mesa, AZ / Club Red&
08.08.18 US - Los Angeles, CA / Whisky A Go Go
09.08.18 US - Flagstaff, AZ / The Green Room&
10.08.18 US - Tucson, AZ / The Rialto Theatre&
11.08.18 US - Anaheim, CA / The Parish @ House of Blues&
12.08.18 US - Sacramento, CA / Holy Diver&
14.08.18 US - Seattle, WA / El Corazon& - NEW VENUE!
15.08.18 US - Portland, OR / Hawthorne Theatre&
17.08.18 US - Fresno, CA / Fulton 55&
18.08.18 US - Ventura, CA / Ventura Theater&

* w/ Dropout Kings & One Day Waiting
# w/ Dropout Kings & Kore RozZik
& w/ Dropout Kings & Ragdoll Sunday

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

Asking AlexandiraThursday 31st May 2018
UK hard rock sensation ASKING ALEXANDRIA reveal the video for their hit single “Alone In A Room”. Directed by Sumerian Films’ Steven Contreras, this video marks the second chapter – the prequel - of the trilogy that began with “Into The Fire” last year, from their fifth, self titled album.

“Alone in a Room is one of my favourite songs I have ever written!” says founder and guitarist BEN BRUCE. “We are so excited to finally be able to share with you, the long awaited Prequel to Into the Fire! The story continues ladies and gentlemen, thank you all so much for helping our new album continue to grow into what we feel is our most exciting and daring record to date!”

“Alone In A Room” spent five weeks on the BBC Radio One Playlist in the UK, and is currently spending its fifth consecutive week in the US Rock Radio Top 40 where it continues to climb.

Watch “Alone In A Room” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cHb8AJDR5Y

ASKING ALEXANDRIA recently finished a mammoth five month co-headline tour with Black Veil Brides, including a main stage appearance at ROCK ON THE RANGE festival, and are now gearing up for a European festival run which includes an appearance at the UK’s prestigious DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL next month. They return to North America for more festival appearances over the summer, including a handful of special guest slots on the main stage of the last ever VANS WARPED TOUR.

“Asking Alexandria” is out now via Sumerian Records.

 While She Sleeps Release New Video.

While She SleepsWednesday 30th May 2018
While She Sleeps have unveiled a video to accompany their recently released alternative version of 'Silence Speaks', which was filmed and recorded live at St Pancras Old Church last year. The track is included on an expanded special edition of their Top 10 album 'You Are We', which is set for release 20th July.

"We, even as a "heavy" band, have always had a strong love for acoustic and stripped backed songs so it made sense to finally realise some of our songs in this way," says guitarist Sean Long. "The St Pancras show was so much out of our comfort zone that it made the night electric."

Set for release via the band's own Sleeps Brothers label, the new edition of the record will also feature demos of album tracks, as well as the lost ideas from its writing and recording in their self-converted Sheffield warehouse space.

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

 Good Charlotte Back With New Album 'Generation Rx'.

Good CharlotteFriday 25th May 2018
GOOD CHARLOTTE today announced that they will release their anxiously awaited seventh full-length studio album, Generation Rx, on September 14, 2018. It marks the first record to be released under the newly minted global partnership between the band's MDDN label and BMG. The album's lead single "Actual Pain" is available to stream and download now HERE.

Generation Rx represents both a new chapter and full circle moment for the group—brothers Joel [vocals] and Benji Madden [guitar, vocals], Billy Martin [guitar], Paul Thomas [bass], and Dean Butterworth [drums]. Powered by punk spirit, rock songcraft, and cinematic ambition, they retain the signature vitality and vulnerability of their formative years, while delivering an urgent, unafraid, and undeniable message befitting of two decades in the game.

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

"At the beginning of the year, we were reflecting a lot," said Joel and Benji. "We just played a memorial service in honor of Lil Peep. We were thinking of that. Our generation was the first to have so many ways to deal with pain. Throughout this century, we've seen the whole opioid crisis get worse. We wondered if we were really doing our part. We wanted to bet back out there on the battlefield and spread insight, share experience, and give anything we could to improve lives. The message is you can get through the pain, survive it, and have the life you want. We made the record on our own terms and our own time. In that respect, we channeled the soul of our first two albums. This is the album we've been waiting 15 years to create." ®

Lead single "Actual Pain" makes good on that promise. Sweeping strings underscore a wall of distortion as a hypnotic hook cuts deep. Raw and relatable, it's the perfect introduction to Generation Rx.

Good Charlotte will return to the road in Europe and the UK for a massive tour kicking off February 1, 2019. A special fan club pre-sale goes live May 29 HERE. Prior to their February tour, Good Charlotte will appear at a number of festivals this summer. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.

GOOD CHARLOTTE LIVE DATES
May 26, 2018- Leeds, UK - Slam Dunk North 
May 27, 2018 - Hatfield, UK - Slam Dunk South 
May 28, 2018 - Birmingham, UK - Slam Dunk Midlands 
May 31, 2018 - Vienna, Austria - Arena Open Air 
June 01, 2018 - Nüremberg, Germany - Rock Im Park 
June 03, 2018 - Nürburg, Germany - Rock Am Ring 
October 13, 2018 - Puebla, Mexico - Comuna Festival 
February 01, 2019 - Zürich, Switzerland - X-Tra
February 03, 2019 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
February 04, 2019 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
February 05, 2019 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium
February 07, 2019 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
February 08, 2019 - Paris, France - Zenith
February 09, 2019 - Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle
February 11, 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
February 12, 2019- Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
February 13, 2019 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahale
February 15, 2019 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
February 16, 2019 - Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
February 18, 2019 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
February 20, 2019 - London, United Kingdom - Alexandra Palace

Stay tuned for more from GOOD CHARLOTTE very soon!

 Camden Rocks Is Nearly Here.

Camden RocksFriday 25th May 2018
With just over a week to go, Camden Rocks Festival is getting ready for another sold out event with 8000 music fans descending on North London for a full day of fun on Saturday June 2nd!

This annual family-run event will celebrate the 80th birthday of the Electric Ballroom venue this year - a legendary live music venue owned by the same family since its birth, alongside the historical Dublin Castle, who celebrate over 40 years of service to live music, again, run by the same family since it opened. Both feats are symbolic of Camden's home-grown grassroots and spirit of arguably London's most important borough for live music for all genres.

Today, the festival has announced the full schedule of where and what time the 200 bands, picked from the 5000 that applied, will be playing on the day. Plan ahead, arrange your travel and accommodation and await another sunshine filled Camden Rocks with a carnival atmosphere like no other!

Special guests The Men They Couldn't Hang have also joined the existing line up with a one-off acoustic set at Cuban Bar, Gabeto – an exclusive and personal show for fans who are used to seeing them play at the Shepherd's Bush Empire.

They join Public Image Limited (PiL), Maxïmo Park, Twin Atlantic, Sikth, British Sea Power, The Rifles, Mallory Knox, Blood Red Shoes, Pop Will Eat Itself, Echobelly, Beatsteaks, The Professionals, Crazy Town, Hacktivist, Carl Bârat (Libertines) DJ set at the Koko after show, and many more live acts confirmed for this year's bill included in this year's schedule.

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

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

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

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

Ticket terms and conditions can be found at the Camden Rocks Festival website.

 Crown The Empire Announce UK Tour.

Crown The EmpireFriday 25th May 2018
Rising rock band Crown The Empire have announced a UK headline tour this September.
Support comes from Volumes and Coldrain.

You can see Crown The Empire at the following dates:

Tue 18 Sep The Haunt Brighton - Tickets
Wed 19 Sep Talking Heads Southampton - Tickets
Thu 20 Sep The Fleece Bristol - Tickets
Fri 21 Sep 02 Islington Academy London - Tickets
Sat 22 Sep Asylum Birmingham - Tickets
Mon 24 Sep Green Room Dublin - Tickets
Tue 25 Sep Oh Yeah Centre Belfast - Tickets
Thu 27 Sep Classic Grand Glasgow - Tickets
Fri 28 Sep Riverside Newcastle - Tickets
Sat 29 Sep Academy 2 Manchester - Tickets
Sun 30 Sep Waterfront Norwich - Tickets
Tickets on sale
Friday 1st June at 9am


The band are returning to the UK this weekend and will be playing Slam Dunk Festival.

You can see the band at the following dates:
May 26th - Slam Dunk Festival - Leeds, City Centre 
May 27th - Slam Dunk Festival - Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire
May 28th - Slam Dunk Festival - The Nec, Birmingham

 Adam Ant Announces London Roundhouse Show.

Adam AntFriday 25th May 2018
After playing to more than 75,000 fans throughout the UK, North America, Australia and New Zealand, legendary pop icon Adam Ant returns to The Roundhouse for his second and final 2018 show on 20th December by popular demand.  Tickets, on sale on Friday, 25th May at 10 am, are available from The Roundhouse, www.BookingsDirect.com and select authorised ticket agents. These shows are his only non-festival appearances in the UK in 2018 and there are still a few tickets available for the nearly sold-out show on 19th December. For more information, visit www.Adam-Ant.com.

From his early days in London as an underground, post-punk artist with a cult-like following to his explosion on the world stage that would lead him to become one of the most iconic artists of the 80s, Adam’s musical career spans the course of nine albums and 25 chart-topping singles around the world. Adam, who has sold more than 40,000,000 albums, had eight singles in the Top 40 in one week, globally.

Adam’s debut album, “Dirk Wears White Sox,” was the first number-one album in the UK on the newly-created UK Independent Albums Chart that debuted in 1980. His follow-up album “Kings of the Wild Frontier” catapulted him to the world stage, spent 12 weeks at number one in the UK, and produced three chart-topping singles: “Dog Eat Dog,” “Antmusic” and “Kings of the Wild Frontier.” It also featured his trademark Burundi Beat style of Central African drumming, a musical signature that remains to this day. 

As Antmania continued to sweep the nation, his third album, “Prince Charming”, introduced his landmark single “Stand and Deliver” that crowned the UK Singles Chart for five weeks and entered the US dance chart.

In the United States, his fourth album, “Friend or Foe” with its massive hit “Goody Two Shoes” and follow-up hit “Desperate But Not Serious”, turned him into a household name and earned him a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist in 1982.

Adam will play his classic chart-topping singles as well as rare singles, B sides and personal favourites.  For more information, visit http://www.adam-ant.com.

 Knuckle Puck Announce Rescheduled UK Tour.

Kuckle PuckFriday 25th May 2018
Chicago, IL's own Knuckle Puck have announced a rescheduled tour across the UK this autumn with support from Tiny Moving Parts and Movements. Dates can be found below and go on sale Tuesday at 10am following their performances at Slam Dunk this coming weekend. A video for "Twist" can also be seen now.

KNUCKLE PUCK UK TOUR 2018

3rd October Bristol Fleece TICKETS

4th October Southampton 1865 TICKETS
5th October London Electric Ballroom TICKETS
6th October Leeds Key Club TICKETS
7th October Nottingham Rescue Rooms TICKETS
9th October Glasgow SWG3 TICKETS
10th October Newcastle Riverside TICKETS
11th October Manchester Club Academy TICKETS

TICKETS ONSALE 10AM 29TH MAY

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

But midway through the process, the band (vocalist Joe Taylor, guitarists Nick Casasanto and Kevin Maida, bassist Ryan Rumchaks and drummer John Siorek) realized they were on the wrong path. They weren't only making the wrong album for Knuckle Puck—they were making the wrong album for themselves. They knew they had no choice but to start from scratch. 
"Having such a struggle and being so disconnected in the recording process felt wrong," Casasanto explains. "It felt so wrong, and we were all afraid to talk about it. There was some denial when we realized what was unfolding."

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

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

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

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

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

Shapeshifter is out now through Rise Records.
ORDER HERE

 State Champs Release New Song 'Mine Is Gold'.

State ChampsFriday 25th May 2018
Pop punk heroes State Champs have released new song 'Mine Is Gold.' The song, which originally premiered on Billboard, is taken from the bands new album Living Proof  out June 15, 2018 on Pure Noise Records. Pre-order is currently available for the upcoming album via the label's site

You can listen to 'Mine Is Gold' here
The song is about being bullied and doubted - singer Derek DiScanio explains, "If you've ever been betrayed, bullied, or doubted by someone close to you, "Mine Is Gold" is for you. This one hits home for us in a range of ways and gives us a sense of pride after the musical risk we took on the chorus of this song especially. We took a lot of influence from bands like Cartel and Saves The Day on this song and the way they can shape dynamics and changes in energy."

As well as releasing 'Mine Is Gold' State Champs have announced a headline UK tour this October with support from Seaway, Stand Atlantic and Woes.

"After a long cycle on Around The World and Back, we're excited about being back to Europe with Living Proof out in the world. We've got a whole new batch of songs, bigger and better production than we've ever done, as well as a new attitude. Europe has always proved to us that it is a place that loves Champs and we fully recognise and appreciate that, which is why we will never stop coming. See you soon!" says bassist Ryan Scott Graham.

You can see the band at the following dates:

22nd October - Academy Dublin - Tickets
23rd October - O2 ABC Glasgow - Tickets
24th October - Northumbria Institute Newcastle - Tickets
26th October - Academy 1 Manchester - Tickets
27th October - Roundhouse London - Tickets
29th October - UEA Norwich - Tickets
30th October - O2 Academy Leeds - Tickets
31st October - O2 Institute Birmingham - Tickets
1st November - O2 Academy Bristol - Tickets
Tickets on sale
Friday 1st June at 9am

 Dance Gavin Dance Release New Video For 'Care'.

Dance Gavin DanceFriday 25th May 2018
Rise Records and American rock quintet Dance Gavin Dance are excited to present new song "Care,"  along with its accompanying Max Moore-directed music video from the band's highly anticipated, forthcoming studio album titled Artificial Selection (pre-order). Out on the 8th of June and produced by the band, Kris Crummett, Erik Ron and Dryw Owens, Artificial Selection is the strongest and most wondrously diverse showcase yet for the lauded post-hardcore experimentalists, equal parts intense, melodic, and unbound. Dance Gavin Dance fully indulges in the extremes of creativity, mining the outer reaches of the rock music landscape with thrilling abandon. It's all anchored in an ambitious blend of heady progressive rock and post-hardcore uniquely their own that clearly shines through on the album's stunning opening track.

Watch new video for "Care" here
You can check out previously released song "Son Of Robot" on Spotify and YouTube, and watch the futuristic music video for "Midnight Crusade" HERE. The video has already amassed over 1 million views to date.

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

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

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

 The Goo Goo Dolls To Release Acoustic Album 'The Audience Is The Way'.

Goo Goo DollsFriday 25th May 2018
Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls today announced The Audience is This Way, a 10-track live album recorded on the band's recent tours. The Audience is This Way is due for release on July 21, 2018 via Warner Bros. Records and will only be physically available as an exclusive limited edition black vinyl at indie-retail stores nationally as part of Record Store Day Crawl. There are only 3,000 copies made of this pressing. The album will also be available for digital download and streaming on August 24.

The Audience is This Way was recorded by John Schimke, and was produced and mixed by John Rzeznik, Chris Szczech and Brad Fernquist. Filled with timeless hits such as "Iris", "So Alive" and "Slide", the album boasts never-before released live concert recordings of ten tracks spanning their full discography.

Recent praise for the band's live show include:  "Indelible melodies combined with intimate heartfelt lyrics" (The Independent), "Rzeznik and Takac may have grown older, but they haven't outgrown their love of playing music for people" (The Oakland Press), "The energy and dynamic balance between Reznik and Takac provided a glimpse into the formula that has propelled the group to their success over the last three decades" (The Chattanoogan).
 
Last month the band announced that they would be embarking on the SiriusXM Presents: Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their iconic album, Dizzy Up The Girl. The band will be performing the record in its entirety at each show, followed by an additional set packed with surprises and more of their many unforgettable hits. All dates HERE.

The band will also be visiting the UK as part of their European tour this summer:
Tuesday, July 24 O2 Academy Bristol (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, July 25 O2 Ritz Manchester  (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, 26 July   O2 Academy Brixton, London

A few London tickets are still available at £37.12 HERE.

The Audience is This Way Track-listing
Side One:

  1. Long Way Down
  2. Slide
  3. Home
  4. The Pin
  5. January Friend


Side Two:
  1. Big Machine
  2. So Alive
  3. Better Days
  4. Iris
  5. Broadway
 Goldfinger Release New Video For 'A Million Miles'.

GoldfingerFriday 25th May 2018
Los Angeles's legendary punk/ska band Goldfinger have premiered a new video for 'A Million Miles' via Rock Sound. The song is taken of the bands album 'The Knife' which is out now
via Rise Records.

You can watch the new video for 'A Million Miles' here
oldfinger will be returning to the UK this weekend and will be playing Slam Dunk Festival.
You can see the band at the following date:
May 26th - Slam Dunk Festival - Leeds, City Centre 
May 27th - Slam Dunk Festival - Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire
May 28th - Slam Dunk Festival - The Nec, Birmingham

 Lauryn Hill Announces 12 Date European Tour.

Lauryn HillWednesday 23rd May 2018
Ms. Lauryn Hill today announces the addition of 12 European dates to her newly announced World Tour, celebrating twenty years of her anthemic debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The GRAMMY® Award-winning artist will kick off the European leg of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour this winter on 15th November in Oslo, before the tour continues through, Belgium, France, UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Holland, Denmark before culminating in Sweden on 10th December.

Tickets and VIP experiences go on sale to the general public Friday, 25th May at MetropolisMusic.com. More details will be announced soon the full lineup with Special Guest performers at each show on the tour.

Ms. Hill uses her platform to raise money and awareness for frontline charity initiatives through touring.  A portion of the ticket sales go towards the MLH Fund, which directly contributes support for education, health, agriculture, technology, and community based businesses and development initiatives throughout the Diaspora. Your contribution will be put to use through donations made from ticket sales to support community building worldwide. See the full list of charities below.

Of the tour Ms. Hill notes, "This album chronicled an intimate piece of my young existence. It was the summation of most, if not all, of my most hopeful and positive emotions experienced to that date. I Loved and believed deeply in my community's ability to both Love and heal itself provided it received the right amount of support and encouragement. Our world today, both complex and changing, is in need of the balance between moral fortitude and cathartic expression. I hope the Love and energy that permeated this work can continue to inspire change with Love and optimism at the helm."

Don't miss your chance to see Ms. Lauryn Hill on tour with VIP packages that can include a photo op with Ms. Lauryn Hill, a chance to watch a portion of the show from the wings of the stage and a special selection of merchandise.  VIP packages will be available for a limited time through www.MsHillVIPs.com and Live Nation.

Multi-platinum artist Ms. Lauryn Hill rose to prominence with The Fugees and took the world by storm two decades ago as a solo artist with The Miseducation of Ms. Lauryn Hill. Singles including "Doo Wop (That Thing)" and "Everything Is Everything" catapulted her to superstardom, ultimately lauding her with ten GRAMMY® nominations and five GRAMMY® Award wins.

MS. LAURYN HILL TOUR DATES:

Thursday, 15th November, 2018           Oslo, Norway                                       Spektrum
Sunday, 18th November, 2018             Brussels, Belgium                                Forest National
Tuesday, 20th November, 2018            Paris, France                                       AccorHotels Arena
Friday, 23rd November, 2018               Glasgow, UK                                        SSE Hydro
Monday, 26th November, 2018             Manchester, UK                                   Manchester Arena
Tuesday, 27th November, 2018            Birmingham, UK                                   Birmingham Arena
Friday, 30th November, 2018                Dublin, Ireland                                     3Arena
Monday 3rd December, 2018                London, UK                                          The O2 Arena
Wednesday, 5th December, 2018         Luxembourg                                        Rockhal
Thursday, 6th December, 2018             Amsterdam, Holland                             AFAS LIVE
Saturday, 8th December, 2018            Copenhagen, Denmark                        Forum Black Box
Monday, 10th December, 2018             Stockholm, Sweden                             Hovet

 Black Honey Announce October UK Headline Tour.

Black HoneyWednesday 23rd May 2018
Following their recent return with magnificent new single 'Bad Friends', Black Honey – the UK's most loved upcoming indie band – have announced a massive UK headline tour for the autumn that culminates with a huge show at London's Electric Ballroom.

Black Honey are never happier than when they are on the road. Although most of the last 6 months they've been putting the finishing touches on their hotly awaited debut album, they've found time to warm up with a few regional UK dates recently to try some of the new material live. It was their first run of shows since they came off tour with Royal Blood at the end of 2017 – a tour that took them up a level, as they played to their biggest ever crowds in arena's across the country.

Their summer is jam-packed with festival dates. Kicking off at London's Finsbury Park on the 30th June in support of Queens Of The Stone Age, they've got slots already confirmed at Latitude, TRUCK and Tramlines amongst others.  All in preparation for their biggest ever headline tour of the UK in October. Taking in all the major cities, the band will culminate the tour at London's Electric Ballroom on October the 24th.  See full tour dates below.

UK festival dates:
30/06 Finsbury Park w/ QOTSA, London
12-14/07 2000 Trees, Cheltenham
12-14/07 Latitude Festival, Southwold
19-22/07 Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
20-22/07 Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
26-29/07 Kendal Calling, Kendal
04/08 – Bestival, Dorset 
18/08 – RIZE Festival, Chelmsford
30/08-01/09 Electric Fields, Dumfries
31/08-02/09 Bingley Music Live, Bingley

October UK headline tour:
13/10 Thekla – Bristol
14/10 Concorde 2 – Brighton
15/10 Academy 2 – Birmingham
16/10 Norwich Arts Centre – Norwich
18/10 Church – Leeds
19/10 Riverside – Newcastle
20/10 Stereo – Glasgow
21/10 Academy 2 – Manchester
23/10 Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
24/10 Electric Ballroom – London 

 Like A Storm To Release New Album 'Catacombs' On the 13th July.

Like A StormWednesday 23rd May 2018
New Zealand’s highest-charting rock act LIKE A STORM is returning with new music! The band is set to release “Catacombs” on 13 July via Century Media Records.

“Catacombs” marks the first album from the band in three years since the release of “Awaken The Fire” in 2015, which spawned the hit singles 'Love The Way You Hate Me', 'Become The Enemy', 'Wish You Hell' and 'Break Free'. The album is now available for pre-order with the two tracks 'Pure Evil' and 'The Devil Inside' as Instant Grat Tracks.

Find all downloads and streams here: https://LikeAStorm.lnk.to/Catacombs

From the opening melody of debut single 'The Devil Inside' to the closing riff of 'Pure Evil', it's apparent LIKE A STORM have not lost a step in writing infectious, heavy music. The Auckland-bred brothers - Chris Brooks, Matt Brooks, Kent Brooks, alongside Los Angeles drummer Zach Wood - have created a style all their own with the introduction of the didgeridoo into harder music. The didgeridoo opens the first single “The Devil Inside” and the video for it which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/t5ew708RI_k

The track listing for "Catacombs" is:                              
 
1. The Devil Inside
2. Out Of Control
3. Catacombs
4. Complicated (Stitches & Scars)
5. Solitary
6. The Bitterness
7. Until The Day I Die
8. Hole In My Heart
9. Bullet In The Head
10. These Are The Bridges You Burned Down
11. Pure Evil

Referred to by Slash/Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy as “the hardest working band in rock”, LIKE A STORM is regarded as one of the most prolific young acts out there. With the release of 2015’s “Awaken The Fire”, the band built a loyal and devoted fan base through a series of hit singles and constant touring the world over. The band looks to continue that trend with the release of their latest album, “Catacombs” in 2018.

 Save Face Announce Debut Album 'Merci'.

Save FaceWednesday 23rd May 2018
New Jersey-based rock band Save Face have announced a July 13th release date for their full-length debut, 'Merci'. The album is the band's first release for Epitaph.

Save Face have also shared their video for 'Heartache,' a track featured on 'Merci'. With its artful use of colour and perspective, the video is shot from the bleary point-of-view of its protagonist, an element both beautiful and unsettling in effect.

With its catchy-yet-off-kilter and viscerally charged sound, 'Merci' is a concept album about an addict dealing with post-rehab relationship struggles and an eventual paranoia-fueled meltdown. Partly inspired by the theatricality of such bands as Queen, 'Merci' is driven by a dramatic tension that reflects Save Face's mission of making emotionally complex, multi-faceted art.

"I think the biggest challenge is writing something that has merit in an artistic context while still being palatable and digestible for an average listener," notes vocalist/guitarist Tyler Povanda, whose bandmates include guitarist Phil McGarry, bassist Chris Aveta, and drummer Chris Flannery. "I want someone to put these songs on while they're having a great day the same way they can listen to it while going through a crisis."

Formed in 2012, Save Face released their debut EP 'Folly' in 2016. Last November, the band delivered 'Folly: On The Rocks'—a stripped-down, partly acoustic, more intimate rendition of that EP. With their remarkable work ethic, Save Face have played hundreds of shows per year, spending an impressive nine months on the road in 2017 (including a run with their labelmates The Menzingers).

SAVE FACE – MERCI – TRACKLIST
1.     Merci
2.     Bad 
3.     Blues 
4.     Heartache 
5.     Weak 
6.     Jonesin' 
7.     Pour 
8.     Mercy 
9.     Plans 
10.  Nothin' 
11.  Reds 
12.  Love 
13.  Rien 
14.  Yours 
 

 Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown Announces European Tour.

Tyler BryantWednesday 23rd May 2018
Nashville rockers TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN will return to Europe for a run of shows in June and July.

Following a US tour with Blackberry Smoke, the quartet have confirmed a total of 23 appearances across 11 countries in support of their current self-titled album, out now via Snakefarm Records.

Kicking off June 22 at Graspop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium, this latest visit will see them playing an assortment of headline shows and festivals, as well as a handful of performances guesting with Guns N' Roses.

On the UK front, the band have lined up shows in Brighton, London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, in addition to a main-stage performance at Ramblin' Man Fair in Maidstone, Kent.

Says drummer Caleb Crosby: "We are thrilled to bring our rock 'n' roll show back to Europe this summer. We've been welcomed with open arms across the Atlantic, and we couldn't be more grateful for that. Time to make more friends this summer! See you soon!"

A new single, 'Don't Mind The Blood', a track from the latest album, will be released to coincide with the European visit.

Tickets for the headline shows are on general sale now, with more dates likely to be added.

TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN SUMMER TOUR 2018
22 Jun – Hasselt, BE – Graspop*
23 Jun – Ensiseim, FR – Woodstock Guitares
25 Jun – Brighton, UK – Sticky Mikes
26 Jun – London, UK – Dingwalls
27 Jun – Birmingham, UK – Academy 3
28 Jun – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
29 Jun – Leeds, UK – The Brudenell Social Club
01 Jul – Maidstone, UK – Ramblin' Man Fair*
03 Jul – Uden, NL – De Pul
04 Jul – Middleburg, NL – De Spot
05 Jul – Cologne, DE – Blue Shell
07 Jul – Leipzig, DE – Leipzig Festwiese⁺
08 Jul – Poznan, PL – uBazyl
09 Jul – Chorzow, PL – Chrozow Stadion⁺
11 Jul – Prague, CZ – Klub 007
12 Jul – Vienna, AT – Chelsea
13 JUL – Metropool Hengelo, NL
16 Jul – Munich, DE – Backstage Club
17 Jul – Hannover, DE – Lux
19 Jul – Oslo, NO – Oslo Valle Hovin⁺
20 Jul – Göteborg, SE – Pustervik
21 Jul – Göteborg, SE – Göteborg Ullevi Stadium⁺
24 Jul – Reyjkavik, IS – Laugardalsvöllur Stadium⁺
* Festival
⁺ with Guns N' Roses

Tickets are available from www.tylerbryantandtheshakedown.com

 Bloodstock Continues To Expand.

BloodstockWednesday 23rd May 2018
As BLOODSTOCK's regional finals for their grass-roots-artist-supporting METAL 2 THE MASSES scheme thunder through local venues around the country this month, the festival is very excited to announce the first winners who won themselves a slot on 2018's New Blood stage this August.  

Joining the bill on Friday are hard-rocking trio, PELUGION (www.facebook.com/pelugion), victors of the Coventry heat, who blend classic metal styles reminiscent of Diamond Head & Black Label Society, as well as Glasgow's winners, A RITUAL SPIRIT (www.facebook.com/aritualspirit), Edinburgh-based heavy rockers whose debut album, 'Carnival Carnivorous' is available now.

Landing a Saturday spot are Sheffield's winners and symphonic metal 7-piece, AONIA (www.facebook.com/aoniauk).  The band feature two 'soprano with balls' vocalists and have been compared to Therion, Avantasia, and Nightwish.  If your tastes are more on the brutal side, check out the champions of the Reading heat, crust/grind/powerviolence trio, NEGATIVE THOUGHT PROCESS (www.facebook.com/negativethoughtprocess).  Also gaining a Saturday New Blood slot are Belfast's groove metal victors, ORACLE (www.facebook.com/oraclebandni/), whose debut EP, 'Tales of Pythia' is out now.

Rolling in on Sunday are Dublin top dogs, THIS PLACE HELL (www.facebook.com/ThisPlaceHell).  The five piece's ferocious metal show is renowned at home in Ireland and has been described as 'organised chaos'!  Also appearing Sunday are irreverent powermetal bards, SELLSWORD (www.facebook.com/mercenarymetal) who grabbed their slot via CD application.  Their debut album, '...And Now We Ride' is available now.  The CD applications were so good, BLOODSTOCK's also added OBZIDIAN (www.facebook.com/ObzidianBand), purveyors of classic thrash from the home of metal in the Midlands.

Alongside the first phase of M2TM winners come some of the Jagermeister Stage bands.  Expect to see THE HERETIC ORDER (www.facebook.com/thehereticorder) on Friday.  The band recently signed with Massacre Records and release their second album, 'Evil Rising' on 22nd June.  Saturday brings you a set from Belfast's SINOSENCE (www.facebook.com/sinocence), who've just completed work on the third of their trilogy of EPs under the 'No Gods, No Masters' banner - expect Vol.3 to land this summer.  Also booked for Saturday's Jagermeister Stage are West Midlands hard rockers, VOODOO SIOUX (www.facebook.com/Voodoo-Sioux-234030206630714).  Sunday, we welcome one for the classic metal fans, Aussie rockers TRUE BELIEVER (www.facebook.com/truebelieverofficial), who describe themselves as a blend of Dio, Mastodon, Ghost, Foreigner, Alice In Chains and Deep Purple!  Also appearing are black metal experimentalists, ABDUCTION (www.facebook.com/abduction616) who bring their extreme sonics to the bill and GEMMA FOX (www.facebook.com/gemmafoxmusic), frontwoman for prog metal outfit Collibus, in her solo guise.

June's BLOODSTOCK club nights are locked down and rack up as follows.  Get along to your local club for the chance to win weekend tickets and associated prizes and hear tunes from BLOODSTOCK bands, old and new.

Fri 1st June - Nottingham Student Union (Tactical Assault)
Sat 2nd June - Brighton Envy (Apocalypse)
Sat 2nd June - Stoke Sugarmill (Devil's Night)
Sat 9th June - Southampton Engine Rooms
Fri 22nd June - Camberley Agincourt
Fri 29th June - Leicester Firebug
Fri 29th June - Exeter Cavern Club
Sat 30th June - Birmingham Eddie's Rock Club
Sat 30th June - Sheffield Corporation

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

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

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

 Mark Lanegan And Duke Garwood To Release New Album 'With Animals'.

Mark LaneganWednesday 23rd May 2018
Heavenly Recordings are thrilled to announce With Animals, the second album by Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood, released 24th August and available to preorder here. The record’s 12 songs are spectral and sinewy, often defined by the spaces in between the sounds. A ghost’s whistle weaves itself around a pulsing single note on Lonesome InfidelFeast to Famine’s hard luck story floats above a guitar part so strung out and washed with distortion it’s become barely recognisable. It’s soul music for anyone who’s long since left the crossroads. 

Lanegan & Garwood have shared a video for “Save Me”, the album’s first single and opening track, which can be viewed HERE, and announced a number of European headline shows in October. Upcoming UK live info below:

Monday 1st October – GATESHEAD – Sage
Tuesday 2nd October – BATH – Komedia
Wednesday 3rd October – BRIGHTON – The Old Market
Friday 5th October – LONDON – Union Chapel
Saturday 6th October – LEEDS – City Varieties
Sunday 7th October – GLASGOW – St Lukes
Monday 8th October – MANCHESTER – RCNM
Wednesday 10th October - UTRECHT - Tivoli Hertz
Thursday 11th October - ANTWERP - De Roma
Friday 12th October - COLOGNE - Gloria
Saturday 13th October - GENEVA - Alhambra
Sunday 14th October - PARMA - Auditorium Paganini 

Over the last decade, Lanegan and Garwood have worked in tangent on 2013’s Black Pudding as well as on Lanegan’s solo records (Garwood contributed to 2012’s Blues Funeral and 2017’s Gargoyle after which he toured as part of Lanegan’s band). Writing and recording was split between studio collaboration and sharing music between Garwood’s home in London and Lanegan’s in Los Angeles. Elsewhere, technology helped make the duo’s transatlantic working relationships relatively easy.  

“Over the years, we’ve recorded together and apart. This time, I started this record alone, with many animals as company,” says Garwood. “It flowed, I set to work and out it came. Our music is instinct, there is not much talking about it, just creating. I think that if you are at peace with your work, and feeling it right, it flows, and can feel ‘easy’. Music isn't meant to be hard. Though sometimes it can burn you to ashes. Making music for a singer, so they can inhabit it with a song means hitting the right soul buttons. There is no hit without a miss. It is a healing record, for us the makers, and for the listeners. It grows natural. We are gardeners of sonic feelings.”

While Black Pudding put Garwood’s mercurial guitar centre stage, With Animals is constructed from a different set of tools. Analogue and dust flecked, it sounds like Lanegan and Garwood have been holed up in a ’60s recording studio while the apocalypse rages outside. Tracks sit on loops that sounds like they’re straight out of There’s A Riot Goin’ On while sparse melodies nod in the direction of British electronic producers like Burial or Boards of Canada. Which is not to say it sounds like any of those things – this is a weird world all of their own design.

Tracklisting:
1. Save Me
2. Feast to Famine
3. My Shadow Life
4. Upon Doing Something Wrong
5. L.A Blue
6. Scarlett
7. Lonesome Infidel
8. With Animals
9. Ghost Stories
10. Spaceman
11. One Way Glass
12. Desert Song

 Against The Current Announce September UK Tour.

Against The CurrentWednesday 23rd May 2018
Fueled By Ramen recording group Against The Current have announced a surprise release of two new songs – the pop-rock trio’s first new material in more than two years. Almost Forgot and Strangers Again are both available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services; the latter track is joined by an official companion video, directed by Emmy Award-winner Kyle Cogan and streaming now at the official Fueled By Ramen YouTube channel.

“Almost Forgot” and “Strangers Again” are the first tastes of Against The Current’s hugely anticipated follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed debut album, In Our Bones, due to arrive everywhere later this year. This surprise for fans comes off of the back of the band announcing that they will once again be coming to the UK to play a flurry of shows this September. The dates start in Dublin on September 15th, and see the Poughkeepsie trio playing nine shows all over the UK before culminating with a show at London’s O2 Forum on September 29. Full dates below, for more information visit www.atcofficial.com/#tour.

The band’s full length debut, In Our Bones, was released in 2016 off the back of two EPs (The Gravity EP & Infinity EP) and has earned them an enormous following all over the world. To date, Against The Current’s music has garnered over 52.7 Million streams online and the New York rock groups YouTube boasts over 1.8 Million subscribers, with their videos having been viewed a colossal 290 Million times.

Founded in 2011 by singer Chrissy Costanza, alongside Dan Gow (guitar, vocals) and Will Ferri (drums, keyboards, vocals) the trio has spent much of their time in the last two years either in the studio or on the road, headlining their own “Gravity World Tour” as well as sharing stages with such artists as Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, and more.

More info to follow.

UPCOMING UK TOUR DATES:
SEPTEMBER
15 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy
17 - Bristol - SWX
18 - Southampton - Engine Rooms
19 - Norwich - Waterfront
21 - Birmingham - O2 Institute
22 - Leeds - Stylus
23 - Manchester - O2 Ritz
25 - Glasgow - Garage
27 - Newcastle - Riverside
29 - London - O2 Forum

 First Aid Kid Announce UK Headline Tour.

First Aid KitWednesday 23rd May 2018
First Aid Kit have announced their 2018 UK Rebel Heart headline tour. Kicking off on October 22 at The Telegraph Building in Belfast, the tour includes a date at London's Brixton Academy on October 31.

The Swedish sisters will be joined by UK sister trio The Staves. Speaking about the tour Klara and Johanna said, "we're thrilled to announce our Rebel Heart Tour in the fall. We'll be returning to our beloved UK for our biggest tour there to date. With us on the road we'll have the incredible sister trio The Staves. We've been friends and mutual fans for years and finally we get to tour together. We can't wait to get your rebel hearts beating with us!" 

The Staves were equally as thrilled, saying, "we met Johanna and Klara backstage at Glastonbury just before singing together with Mumford & Sons for their finale back in 2013, and since then we've met in many different dressing rooms in cities and countries across the world. Now we've finally managed to fulfil our dream of touring with another band of SISTERS! Gigging is always great, but when it's with a band you admire and people you love and folks you can harmonise with, it's the best. We can't wait to see you out there on the road."

Full Tour Dates

October
Monday 22                    The Telegraph Building, Belfast
Wednesday 24              Liverpool Guild of Students, Liverpool
Friday 26                      Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Saturday 27                  Perth Concert Hall, Perth
Sunday 28                    Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
Tuesday 30                   Brighton Dome, Brighton
Wednesday 31              02 Academy Brixton, London
November
Sunday 4                      02 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle
Tuesday 6                     Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Wednesday 7                02 Academy, Birmingham
Thursday 8                    02 Academy, Leeds      
 
First Aid Kit released their fourth studio album in January to mass critical acclaim, entering the UK charts at number 3, their highest chart position to date.

 Clutch Announce New Album And Single.

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

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

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

The album cover was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters.

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

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

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

https://clutch.lnk.to/BookofBadDecisions

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

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

 Being As Ocean Release New Music Video.

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

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

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

Being As An Ocean recently joined the MDDN management roster. 

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

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

Get the song at all digital partners here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to view and share "Clandestiny"

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

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

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

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

Mastodon with very Special Guests Dinosaur Jr.:

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

 Lowlives To Support The Used On UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

The full list of shows are as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

An accompanying video will be revealed shortly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 The Black Queen Announce UK Tour.

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

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

October

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

November

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

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

 As It Is To Release New Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Hollywood Vampires Announce Lineup For Debut UK Tour.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
UK TOUR DATES:

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

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

 Bloodstock Open Air Announces Thursday Night Entertainment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Knuckle Puck Release Video For 'Twist'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shapeshifter is out now through Rise Records.
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 Dawes Release Video For 'Living In The Future'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 LTNT Announce UK Tour .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Press To Meco Announce UK Tour.

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

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

Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday 16th May.

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

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

Here's To The Fatigue UK Tour 2018

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

 Volbeat Announce London House Of Vans Show.

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

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

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

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

 John Williams Hits The UK Album Charts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Sevendust Release Video For 'Medicated'.

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

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

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

 Lucifer To Release Second Studio album 'Lucifer II'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Jonathan Davis Releases New Single 'Basic Needs'.

Jonathan DavisFriday 11th May 2018
Jonathan Davis of Korn, whose previous musical contributions have yielded two GRAMMY® Award wins, eight GRAMMY®