Dashboard Confessional Re-release 3 Classic Albums.

Dashboard ConfessionalFriday 21st June 2019
As punk rock proliferated radio airwaves, Dashboard Confessional cemented their role at the vanguard of an entire music scene.  Facing familiar aches with tenderness and precision, singer / songwriter Chris Carrabba rocketed the band into mainstream focus, solidifying their place as one of the biggest alternative bands of the 2000s. Today, Carrabba surprises fans everywhere as he re-writes history with the 3 releases of his new project, Now Is Then Is Now. This collection of albums features re-imagined versions of A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (originally released August 12, 2003), Dusk and Summer (originally released June 27, 2006) and Alter the Ending (originally released November 10, 2009).

Throughout the last year since the release of Crooked Shadows, Carrabba was reflecting back on his storied career. It is a well-known fact that Dashboard Confessional is the moniker that Chris Carrabba chose for his band almost twenty years ago. What's not so well known these days is that the project started as just Carrabba, alone, stripped down with an acoustic guitar. 

But, in the two decades that have passed since those initial songs' inception, Dashboard Confessional became a larger than life four-piece (or more) rock band, and all of the records since the first have full instrumentation. And for Carrabba, to have songs fully realised is a dream, but it also left a tiny nagging question in the back of his mind that persistently asked, "But what if I had done these songs alone...?" He knew he not only wanted to re-record these monumental albums, but that it was something he needed to do. The changes implemented vary from song to album, some lyrically, some structurally, but the bottom line is that they are Dashboard Confessional at its most true form.

Carrabba shares that in the beginning stages of re-recording A Mark, he started looking through old boxes for personal memorabilia, things he bought on his first tour, old memories, etc. "I found the original handwritten lyrics to Dusk and Alter before there was any critiques leveled at them. I looked at them and those were some of my best lyrics I've written. I should have known that and trusted myself. I was able to correct a mistake..."

The end result is one of those things that you didn't know you needed in your life until you had it, and now that you have it you can't imagine your life without it. If at any point these albums were sacred to you, providing a soundtrack to your own life's unavoidable ups and down, you will find that same sacred feeling, made new and invaluable in a way that only Chris Carrabba could. 

Now Is Then Is Now is available to stream today at https://linktr.ee/dashboardconfessional

All tracks were produced by Shannon McArthur, with the exception of "Slow Decay" (Danny LaCouture) and "Carve Your Heart Out Yourself" (Jonathan Michael Clark with Shannon McArthur).

Dashboard Confessional will be performing acoustically this Autumn in the UK.  These shows will see him play intimate venues including 3, already sold out nights at the beautiful St Pancras Old Church in London.

"I am thrilled to be coming back to the UK for my first solo shows in years. It's a rare joy to be able to play these beautiful venues and connect with old friends, and to make some new ones." says Chris Carrabba

Full Dates below:

10th November King Tuts Glasgow
11th November Deaf Institute Manchester SOLD OUT
13th November St Pancras Old Church London SOLD OUT
14th November St Pancras Old Church London SOLD OUT
15th November St Pancras Old Church London SOLD OUT
17th November Boule Noire Paris
18th November AB Club Brussels
19th November Fierwerk Munich
20th November Privateclub Berlin
22nd November Luxor Cologne
23rd November Dynamo Eindhoven

 Laura Jane Grace And The Devouring Mothers Announce UK Tour With Frank Iero.

Laura Jane GraceFriday 21st June 2019
One of the most exciting tours to be announced in 2019, Laura Jane Grace And The Devouring Mother's will hit the road with Frank Iero and the Future Violents and Mobina Galore this August.

"Over the moon to bring the songs of 'Bought To Rot' to the UK & Europe and honored to do so in such fantastic company, alongside friends Frank Iero & the Future Violents and Mobina Galore. Each night we'll be playing our record in its entirety as well as a mix of surprises. Hope to see you there!" - Laura Jane Grace

Catch this incredible line up on the following dates:
August:
26th   St Lukes, Glasgow
27th   Liquid Room, Edinburgh
28th   O2 Academy 2,  Manchester
29th   Scala,  London
30th   O2 Academy,  Bristol
31st   O2 Institute 2,  Birmingham

September

3rd   Amsterdam, Melkweg OZ
4th   Cologne, Club Volta
5th   Hamburg, Knust
6th   Berlin, SO36
7th   Leipzig, Conne Island
8th   Munich, Backstage Halle

UK O2 presale: Wednesday June 19 9am GMT
Manchester presale: Thursday June 20 9am GMT
General sale: Friday June 21 9am GMT / www.ticketmaster.co.uk

You can also catch Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers at this years Reading and Leeds festivals.

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers are also pleased to present the animated music video for "The Hotel Song," taken from the band's acclaimed debut album, Bought to Rot (stream and purchase). Created by longtime collaborator Margherita Ballarin, "The Hotel Song" is a moody visual complimenting the stark nature of the song's lyrics that encourage forward movement in one's life despite constant resentment and disappointment.

" 'The Hotel Song' is my tribute to hotel and motel rooms across the world," Grace says. "Regardless of bed sheet thread count, shampoo and conditioner quality, or Wi-Fi speed, I am thankful for all the rented rooms that have offered me refugee & rest over the years while touring across the world."

WATCH THE ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO FOR "THE HOTEL SONG"
DIRECTED BY MARGHERITA BALLARIN ON YOUTUBE HERE

An album that has received praise from The Associated Press, Kerrang!, Rolling Stone, NME,  Q, The New York Times, Billboard, Brooklyn Vegan and many more, Bought to Rot is a record scorched with honesty across its 14 tracks, unapologetically confessional, capturing many moments snipped from Grace's life and stitched together in song. As a complete body of work, the album stands as the most musically diverse collection of songs Grace has written to date, and is what she affectionately calls her "Scorpio" record – redolent in sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers are Laura Jane Grace, Atom Willard, and Marc Jacob Hudson. Grace is a musician, author, and activist best known as the founder, lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Against Me! Willard, also of Against Me!, is a drummer who has played in iconic bands such as Rocket from the Crypt, Social Distortion, and The Offspring. Devouring Mothers bassist Hudson is a recordist and mixer at Rancho Recordo, a recording studio and creative space in the woods of Michigan, and the sound engineer for Against Me!

Bought to Rot was written largely in motion – on tour, in Spain, Australia, Amsterdam hotel rooms, and some at home in Chicago. Although it's a step and a twist away from Against Me!'s sonic blueprint, there's still a kinetic punk energy that vibrates throughout as well as a refreshing sense of variety presented through a vast array of musical textures and lyrics that read like separate short stories. "My approach musically to the record was that I wanted it to feel like a mixtape," Grace recently told Rolling Stone. "Like OK, you've got this Nirvana-like song, you've got a Cure song. It was musically freeing, in that way, to just be playing whatever was coming to me as I was writing and not having to think about it."

In this spirit, the album spans a generous host of topics detailing Grace's fractured relationship with her adopted hometown ("I Hate Chicago"), a tongue-in-cheek centerpiece to the album that has become a bit of a live favorite to Chicagoans and non-locals alike, the act of interpersonal acceptance ("The Friendship Song"), all-consuming affection until our ultimate demise(["Apocalypse Now (& Later)"), complicated romance ("The Airplane Song"), and reconciling everything in the end.

Written and recorded at a breakneck pace, Bought to Rot is an album propelled by a sense of restless, forward motion and the inherent need for Grace to continue evolving as an artist and person the only way she knows how. "I don't want to write about these same things anymore," she continues. "I need some new sources of inspiration. And I don't want to be negative. I want to write some positive, happy songs, and I wanted that to be inspired by positive, happy living, too."

 Brufce Springsteen Scores Number 1 Album With 'Western Stars'.

Bruce SpringsteenFriday 21st June 2019
Bruce Springsteen’s new album ‘Western Stars’ has entered the Official UK Album Charts at No. 1. Enjoying widespread critical acclaim and strong radio support, ‘Western Stars’ (Columbia Records) is Springsteen’s 11th UK No. 1 and sees him join David Bowie and Rolling Stones in the Top 5 acts with the most No. 1 albums. Also, ‘Western Stars’ has become the fastest selling physical album of the year so far. Bruce’s last studio album ‘High Hopes’ also topped the UK album charts on its release in 2014.

‘Western Stars’ takes Springsteen’s music to a new place, drawing inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. The album was recorded primarily at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey with additional recording in California and New York. 

“This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements," says Springsteen. "It's a jewel box of a record."

The 13 tracks on ‘Western Stars’ encompass a sweeping range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope.

WATCH 'WESTERN STARS' VIDEO HERE

Ron Aniello produced the album with Springsteen and plays bass, keyboard, and other instruments. Patti Scialfa provides vocals and contributes vocal arrangements on four tracks. The musical arrangements include strings, horns, pedal steel and contributions from more than 20 other players including Jon Brion (who plays celeste, Moog and farfisa), as well as guest appearances by David Sancious, Charlie Giordano and Soozie Tyrell. The album was mixed by 13-time Grammy winner Tom Elmhirst. 

‘Western Stars’ track listing
1. Hitch Hikin’
2. The Wayfarer
3. Tucson Train
4. Western Stars
5. Sleepy Joe’s Café
6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
7. Chasin’ Wild Horses
8. Sundown
9. Somewhere North of Nashville
10. Stones
11. There Goes My Miracle
12. Hello Sunshine
13. Moonlight Motel

 The Damned Things Release Animated Video For 'Something Good'.

The Damned ThingsFriday 21st June 2019
Fresh off the release of their critically praised new album, High Crimes, heavy rock powerhouse THE DAMNED THINGS has released a brand new animated video for their fan-favorite single, 'Something Good'. The video was created by Kris Baldwin (TOMAHAWK, ADULT SWIM, CAPTAIN AMERICA) and can be seen here: youtu.be/ITyQz9zvFn4

Order High Crimes on various formats from this location: nuclearblast.com/thedamnedthings-highcrimes

Watch the official video for 'Cells', which was directed by Brandon Dermer (PANIC! AT THE DISCO, NEKROGOBLIKON): youtu.be/ZKdULf6iCng

High Crimes was produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, AMON AMARTH) and is the follow up to 2010's hugely successful debut album, Ironiclast
 
Nine years ago, Scott Ian - guitarist and co-founder of legendary thrash metal outfit, ANTHRAX - took a meeting with Joe Trohman (also a guitarist, and a co-founder, of the band FALL OUT BOY). He and Scott hit it off and started making songs together. With the help of drummer Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy) and the irreverent vocals of Keith Buckley (EVERY TIME I DIE), THE DAMNED THINGS were formed. The band has gone through changes since its inception and now features Dan Andriano of ALKALINE TRIO on bass.

 Goo Goo Dolls Back With New Single 'Miricle Pill'.

Goo Goo DollsFriday 21st June 2019
Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have unveiled their new single "Miracle Pill" today via Warner Records. The track will be featured on the band's brand new album of the same name set to be released this fall. Underscored by a memorable piano riff, sweeping guitars, and a swaggering rhythm, the track sees lead singer John Rzeznik cleverly skewer the instant gratification generation with a catchy chorus and a message that goes down easier than anything from the pharmacy. The song is available now on all digital streaming platforms HERE.

"As soon as we finished Miracle Pill, it was the obvious title of the album for many reasons," Rzeznik said. "Miracle Pill is a metaphor for instant gratification or relief. If you're feeling sad, you take a pill. If you need approval, you go on Instagram and receive it immediately. It speaks to the second decade of 21st century angst. We're inundated by bullshit, garbage, and false solutions to every problem we have. The real path is to work hard, be nice, and keep going. However, this route gets overlooked, because we're all looking for the ultimate shortcut and escape."
 

Earlier this month, Goo Goo Dolls kicked off a co-headlining amphitheater tour alongside GRAMMY-winning band Train, which has garnered rave reviews right out of the gate:

The run will make numerous stops at outdoor venues across North America this summer before concluding on August 17, 2019 in Mansfield, MA at Xfinity Center. Goo Goo Dolls will then embark on several South American tour dates, including a highly anticipated appearance at the iconic music festival Rock in Rio on September 29th, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro. For more information and a complete list of tour dates, please see below or visit GooGooDolls.com.
LISTEN HERE

 Jack Barakat And Kevin Fisher Team Up For New Project WhoHurtYou.

Who Hurt YouFriday 21st June 2019
All Time Low guitarist Jack Barakat and singer/songwriter Kevin Fisher aka Sweet Talker have announced their new project WhoHurtYou. The duo have signed to Parlophone (UK) and Fueled By Ramen (ROW) and shared their debut single 'Wish We Never Met' alongside an accompanying music video, 'Wish We Never Met' is available to stream and download now HERE.

During the writing process for All Time Low's chart-topping seventh album Last Young Renegade, Barakat befriended Kevin Fisher aka Sweet Talker [One Republic, 5 Seconds of Summer, Anitta], who co-wrote 'Life of the Party' and 'Dark Side of Your Room'. Finding themselves in similar emotional states in the Fall of 2018, the two reunited in the studio with no agenda beyond self-expression. After two sessions, their musical union crystallised as WhoHurtYou.

"A lot of people think of me as All Time Low's comic relief, but everyone has their ups and downs, and last year was really tough for me," shares Barakat. "I handled my first big breakup in all of the wrong ways and ended up in therapy after some close friends encouraged me to seek help. Kevin had gone through a similar rough patch and shared with me that songwriting really helped him through it."

"I was already on the other side of it, so I had a perspective to share. My experience in therapy taught me how powerful of a tool songwriting can be, so I invited Jack to come hang at the studio," adds Fisher. "We want to send the message that therapy is something no one should be ashamed of. If these songs helped us so much, maybe they could help other people."
The duo introduce WhoHurtYou with their infectious debut single 'Wish We Never Met'. Directed by Jade Ehlers, the track's music video sees Barakat and Fisher undergo treatment to have the women that have hurt them removed from painful memories. 'Wish We Never Met' is the first song off the band's forthcoming Stages EP, expected later this year. Each of the EP's songs will examine a different stage of what the duo refer to as "breakup grief".

Bonding over influences ranging from Robyn to Japanese House, WhoHurtYou unlocked an upbeat and undeniable style rooted in neon grooves, off-kilter guitars, and irresistible choruses. Dubbing it "dark pop," candid lyrics unspool like a post-heartbreak commiseration convention between buddies. Teaming up with friend and producer Sean Myer [Ava Max, Bazzi, Maggie Lindemann], the recording process marked a series of firsts for the pair. After years of focusing on guitar, Jack wrote lyrics for the very first time. Meanwhile, Kevin not only wrote lyrics, but also stepped into the role of lead vocalist for the first time. Out of everything, Jack and Kevin minted a lifelong friendship and musical partnership.

 Sum 41 Release Emotional New Single.

Sum 41Friday 21st June 2019
Sum 41 have released an emotionally charged ballad with 'Never There'. Dedicated to single parents everywhere, the song is a personal letter from lead singer Deryck Whibley. 'Never There' is one of the band's heaviest songs to date, but in an entirely different way. This marks the third single from upcoming album Order In Decline, out July 19th. 

"I never wanted to write this song, it just kind of poured out of me", said Whibley. "I tried to fight it at first but there was no stopping it.  I could tell I was writing about my dad, who I've never met and throughout my life it has always been a subject that I don't really think about or care about. It has never really bothered me and when I started thinking about why it never bothered me, I realized it was because my mum was so great and I have such a loving relationship with her. She was so strong as a single mother for my whole life that I never needed to think about my dad." 

'Never There' joins previously released singles 'A Death In The Family' and 'Out For Blood', the latter of which has earned the band a spot in the Top 20 of a Billboard airplay chart for the first time in over 14 years. The single has also been streamed over 3 Million times on Spotify, while the music video has been viewed over 2 Million times.

Armed with the most honest and intimate songs of his career, Whibley poured everything he had into the upcoming album. Producing, engineering, and mixing the album in his home studio, he pain-stakingly crafted and fine-tuned each song, highlighted by fast and full riffs, guitar solos from lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, harmonious chords from guitarist Tom Thacker and the heavy, heart-thumping rhythm section of bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo
Sum 41 are in the UK for four UK headline dates this month, around their previously announced summer European festival appearances. The band will play the following venues:

JUNE
23: EXETER, Castle Session
24: LEICESTER, De Monfort Hall
25: GLASGOW, o2 Academy
26: MANCHESTER, o2 Victoria Warehouse
Order In Decline: Track Listing
1. Turning Away
2. Out For Blood
3. The New Sensation
4. A Death In The Family
5. Heads Will Roll
6. 45 (A Matter Of Time)
7. Never There
8. Eat You Alive
9. The People Vs...
10. Catching Fire

 Crown The Empire To Release New Album In July.

Crown The EmpireFriday 21st June 2019
Crown the Empire have announced their new album Sudden Sky. The album is available for pre-order here and will drop on July 19 via Rise Records. The band has shared the animated video for the new track "MZRY." Watch it here. "Our new album Sudden Sky is a digital representation of who we are at this moment in time," Crown the Empire stated. "It captures our innermost fears and anxieties while questioning humanity and the chaos of the world we live in today. This urgent search for meaning taught us that the only way to truly be human is to be vulnerable. 'Sudden chance and destruction will lead to your liberation...'"

The band previously shared the video shared the video for "Sudden Sky." Watch it here. Watch the video for"what i am" here. The video for "20/20" is here.  The videos have had over 3.1 million collective view to date.

Crown the Empire will hit the road with Attila, Veil of Maya, and Gideon in the US this Summer. Stay tuned for UK news.

SUDDEN SKY TRACK LISTING:
"(X)"
"20/20"
"what i am"
"BLURRY (out of place)"
"Red Pills"
"MZRY"
"Under the Skin"
"SEQU3NCE"
"March of the Ignorant"
"Sudden Sky"

 Sleeping With Sirens Announce New Studio Album.

Sleeping With SirensFriday 21st June 2019
Gold-certified quintet, Sleeping WIth Sirens have today announced that their fifth full-length album, 'How It Feels To Be Lost', will be released via Sumerian Records on September 6th. Pre-order bundles are available now from SirensMusic.co

The band have also released the first track from the album - 'Leave It All Behind' that saw it's live debut when the band played All Points East in the UK earlier this month and received an overwhelming seal of approval from attending fans. Accompanying the track is the official music video.

Since emerging in 2010, Sleeping With Sirens have tested the boundaries of rock by walking a tightrope between pop, punk, metal, hardcore, electronic, acoustic, and even a little R&B. This high-wire balancing act attracted a faithful fan base known as "Strays," generated global album sales in excess of 1.5 million, ignited over half-a-billion streams, and achieved a trio of gold-selling singles: "If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn," "If You Can't Hang," and "Scene Two-Roger Rabbit." They launched two albums—Feel and Madness—into the Top 15 of the Billboard Top 200. Additionally, they collaborated with MGK on "Alone" and Pierce the Veil on the gold-certified "King For A Day." Beyond selling out shows worldwide and receiving acclaim from The New York Times, Alternative Press crowned them "Artist of the Year" at the Alternative Press Music Awards, proclaimed "Kick Me" the 2015 "Song of the Year", and featured them as cover stars a whopping seven times. 

Now, the band are wiping the slate clean and turning the page to the next chapter. Sleeping With Sirens re-center, recalibrate, and realign on their fifth full-length and first album for Sumerian Records, 'How It Feels to Be Lost', which was recorded at MDDN Studios in Los Angeles and produced by Zakk Cervini (Yungblud & Good Charlotte) and Matt Good (Asking Alexandria). rack Listing For 'How It Feels To Be Lost'
1. Leave It All Behind
2. Never Enough
3. How It Feels To Be Lost
4. Agree To Disagree
5. Ghost
6. Blood Lines
7. Break Me Down
8. Another Nightmare
9. PS Missing You
10. Medicine

 Off With Their Heads Announce New Album.

Off With their HeadsFriday 21st June 2019
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS announce details on their forthcoming album 'Be Good', set for release on August 16th through Epitaph Records. The band has shared the video for the first track take from the album "Disappear," directed by Jonah Ray and featuring comedian Kyle Kinane.

Watch the video for "Disappear" now.
"All the other records were about moping around and feeling sorry for yourself," says frontman Ryan Young. "This one is less about feeling sorry for yourself and more about accepting how goddamn miserable you are."
Young and the band members—bassist Robbie Smartwood, guitarist John Polydoros, and new drummer Kyle Manning—holed up at The Hideaway in Minneapolis with additional recording at Pachyderm Studios, a mid-century mansion where Nirvana recorded In Utero, to make 'Be Good'. Young produced the record himself, and it was the first time he enjoyed the process, or at least tolerated it. "I don't like how the old records sound, and I hate recording so much," he says. "You could just hear all the dumb shit on them where I was like, whatever, just let it go, I want to get out of here."
Forced acceptance is a big theme of 'Be Good', though it's a hard-learned one, often emerging in the form of primal screams in the band's trademark style of gruff-punk. "Hands up to the sky and shout at the top of your lungs, 'til the floor falls out!" Young yells on the title track, sounding somewhere between motivational speaker and hard-nosed therapist.
Much of the self-deprecation that defined the band's previous work has been adjusted. It was the years spent out of the van, developing a life at home in Chicago, that gave Young his newfound, slightly more positive perspective. "Not being on the road 250 days a year, actually trying to develop some sort of life outside of playing shows and drinking, you'd be surprised what that does," he says.
If ever there was a time for Ryan Young's distinct brand on cautious optimism, it's now. "The title is an answer to that question of what you're supposed to do now that the world is so awful and the climate of this stupid country is so shitty," he says. "Be good, be loud—that's sometimes all you can do, I guess, as cheesy as that sounds. Or whatever...everything about me is dumb anyway."
Current UK and European OFF WITH THEIR HEADS tour dates:
31-08 | UK | London | New Cross Inn
01-09 | UK | Stafford | Redrum
03-09 | UK | Glasgow | Audio
04-09 | UK | Manchester | Rebellion
05-09 | UK | Bristol | Exchange
06-09 | BE | Antwerp | Hangar 27
07-09 | DE | Lennestadt | Rockade Festiwoll
08-09 | DE | Hannover | Faust (Mephisto)
10-09 | AT | Linz | STWST
11-09 | AT | Vienna | Arena (3Raum)
12-09 | DE | Nuremberg | Kantine
13-09 | DE | Berlin | Cassiopeia
14-09 | DE | Emsdetten | Detten Rockt
15-09 | DE | Cologne | Helios 37
17-09 | DE | Leipzig | Werk 2
18-09 | DE | Hamburg | Semtex (formerly "Menschenzoo")
19-09 | NL | Haarlem | Patronaat
20-09 | FR | Paris | Gibus Live
21-09 | CH | Lausanne | Inhumano Fest
22-09 | DE | Trier | Lucky's Luke

'Be Good' Track Listing
1. Disappear
2. Be Good
3. You Will Die
4. No Love
5. Take Me Away
6. Tear Me Apart
7. Trash It

 Amon Amarth Announce 'Berzerker' World Tour.

Amon AmarthFriday 21st June 2019
Prepare for the Swedish invasion! Sweden’s heavy metal warlords AMON AMARTH are set to crash onto European shores this November and December to raid the continent with their biggest and most ambitious, must-see full production tour to date! 

This epic tour comes on the heels of the victorious worldwide release of the band’s 11th studio album, 'Berserker' (Columbia Records/Sony Music/Metal Blade Records). 

'Berserker' smashed into the top echelons of sales charts around the world, including debuting at #1 in Germany and Switzerland, and #2 in Austria, earning the band some of their highest chart positions to date, including in the UK. 

Joining AMON AMARTH for the three show UK rampage, will be special guests, Swedish titans ARCH ENEMY, touring in support of their 2017 critically acclaimed album “Will To Power” (Century Media Records) and legendary Swedish death metal squad HYPOCRISY (Nuclear Blast Records). Additional guests in other countries are to be announced at a later date.

AMON AMARTH bellows,  “We cannot wait to return to Europe and tour the UK with our fellow Swedish Berserkers ARCH ENEMY and HYPOCRISY. We will be bringing our biggest headlining show yet and this truly is going to be an epic heavy metal party that is not to be missed!”

ARCH ENEMY’s Michael Amott extols, “I can’t think of a better way to wrap up an intense and exciting 2019 ARCH ENEMY touring year than heading back to the UK with our Swedish friends AMON AMARTH and HYPOCRISY! This will be a celebration of everything that is awesome about Heavy Metal, the Scandinavian way! Skål!” 

HYPOCRISY's Peter Tägtgren states, “HYPOCRISY are very much looking forward to this UK run and to share the stage with AMON AMARTH and ARCH ENEMY. This will be epic!”

AMON AMARTH “Berserker” European Tour:
Nov 14- Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
Nov 15- Munich, Germany - Zenith
Nov 16- Ludwigsburg, Germany - MHP Arena
Nov 17- Prague, Czech Republic - Tipsport Arena
Nov 19- Zurich, Switzerland - Samsung Hall
Nov 25- Paris, France - Zenith
Nov 26- Brussels, Belgium - Forest National
Nov 28- Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy *
Nov 29- Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo *
Nov 30- London, UK - O2 Brixton Academy *
Dec 2- Esch Zur Alzette, Luxembourg - Rockhal
Dec 3- Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
Dec 4- Berlin, Germany - Velodrom 
Dec 6- Gothenburg, Sweden - Partille Arena 
Dec 7- Stockholm, Sweden - Annexet
Dec 9- Helsinki, Finland - Black Box
Dec 11- Malmö, Sweden - Arena
Dec 12- Aarhus, Denmark - SCC
Dec 13- Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
Dec 14- Oberhausen, Germany - König Pilsener Arena
Dec 15- Amsterdam, Netherlands - Afas Live
*With Very Special Guest ARCH ENEMY and HYPOCRISY

 Bury Tomorrow Release Deluxe Version Of 'Black Flame'.

Bury TomorrowFriday 14th June 2019
South-Coast metallers Bury Tomorrow have today released a deluxe version of their current 'Black Flame' album. The deluxe version features the original ten album tracks, live versions of 'Black Flame', 'The Age' and 'No Less Violent' from last December's London headline show at the o2 Forum Kentish Town, as well as a previously unreleased studio track, 'Glasswalk'.

Speaking of 'Glasswalk', Jason Cameron (guitar/vocals), says. "Glasswalk was written prior to the Black Flame writing sessions. We planned to release the track as a stand-alone single whilst tracking the album in early 2018. But as time went on our full attention diverted to writing for Black Flame.
 
We tried to find a place for Glasswalk on the album, but felt it didn't match the sound we created with Black Flame. So, now we're releasing a deluxe version of the album, and it makes sense to add Glasswalk, to give you an insight into our writing process before Black Flame. Enjoy!"

'Black Flame' (Deluxe) tracklisting:

    • No Less Violent
    • Adrenaline
    • Black Flame
    • My Revenge
    • More Than Mortal
    • Knife of Gold
    • The Age
    • Stormbringer
    • Overcast
    • Peacekeeper
    • Glasswalk
    • Black Flame – Live in London
    • No Less Violent – Live in London
    • The Age – Live in London

 Clutch Announce December UK Tour.

ClutchFriday 14th June 2019
As perennial rock favourites CLUTCH prepare to take to Download Festival's main stage later today, the band are pleased to share they'll return to England in December 2019 for four headline shows, bringing with them Graveyard and Kamchatka as special guests.

CLUTCH's Jean-Paul Gaster comments, "We are super excited to have Kamchatka and Graveyard out with us on this year's European tour. We are massive fans of both bands. Joakim of Graveyard is one of my favourite singers out there today. I look forward to watching him and the band put down some serious grooves. Of course our friends Kamchatka always bring the boogie so get there early and be ready for an evening of good old rock n roll! See you soon! "

Come out for a festive frolic! The dates are:
Tue 17th Dec - SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall (buy tickets)
Wed 18th Dec - LONDON Roundhouse (buy tickets)
Thu 19th Dec - LEEDS O2 Academy (buy tickets)
Fri 20th Dec - NOTTINGHAM Rock City (buy tickets)

Tickets for these shows on the “Book Of Bad Decisions Tour 2019” go on general sale at 10am, Wednesday 19th June, with pre-sales beginning Monday 17th June.

Earlier this week, CLUTCH released new track “Evil”, the first in a series of new studio recordings to be released throughout the rest of 2019, as part of the newly launched Weathermaker Vault Series. Mixed by 6X Grammy Award winner and CLUTCH collaborator, Vance Powell (Wolfmother, The Raconteurs, Arctic Monkeys), you can see a lyric video for 'Evil' at: https://youtu.be/RDehbNb4Q1Y.

 Alter Bridge Announce December UK Headline Tour.

Alter BridgeFriday 14th June 2019
For over 15 years, ALTER BRIDGE has been a band known for blurring the line between hard rock and heavy metal. Building upon the sound that has won the band worldwide critical acclaim and a devoted global fan base, the band returns with their sixth studio album, Walk The Sky.

The album is scheduled for worldwide release on October 18th via Napalm Records. The fourteen-track opus marks a creative high point for the quartet - comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass, and Scott Phillips on drums. Walk The Sky draws upon elements from each of the band’s previous releases to create something new.

Recorded in a way the band have never done before, the album was born from complete song ideas created by Kennedy and Tremonti. These songs would then be worked on by the entire band to craft the fourteen songs that would make Walk The Sky the listening experience it is. This varies from the band’s previous method (going back to their second release Blackbird)where Kennedy and Tremonti would combine individual ideas and riffs alongside producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette to form some of the band’s most revered songs.

From the opening vocal melody on “One Life” to the moving finale of “Dying Light,” ALTER BRIDGE have created a formidable addition to their music catalogue. Songs like “Godspeed,” “Native Son”, and “Walking On The Sky” are sure to be early additions to the live set. “Forever Falling” also marks a lead vocal return from Tremonti with Kennedy taking the chorus as done previously on the Fortress favourite, “Waters Rising.” The first single “Wouldn’t You Rather” is quintessential ALTER BRIDGE and will be released in two weeks, on Friday 28th June

The album is now available for pre-order at https://smarturl.it/WalkTheSky

The track listing for Walk The Sky is:
1) One Life
2) Wouldn’t You Rather
3) In The Deep
4) Godspeed
5) Native Son
6) Take The Crown
7) Indoctrination
8) The Bitter End
9) Pay No Mind
10) Forever Falling
11) Clear Horizon
12) Walking On The Sky
13) Tear Us Apart
14) Dying Light

ALTER BRIDGE are also pleased to confirm their return to the UK for headline arena shows in December, accompanied by special guests SHINEDOWN and SEVENDUST.

Join the pre-Christmas festivities at:
Sat 14th Dec - NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Sun 15th Dec - MANCHESTER Arena
Tue 17th Dec - GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Wed 18th Dec - BIRMINGHAM Arena
Fri 20th Dec - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Sat 21st Dec - LONDON O2 Arena

Pre-sale tickets are available from 10am on Wednesday 19th June. Tickets then go on general sale from 10am, Friday 21st June. Buy online from www.livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

European dates, with special guests SHINEDOWN and THE RAVEN AGE, are also revealed today. In addition, the band has recently been announced as a headliner of the sold-out 2020 sailing of Shiprocked.

Additional European shows:
12-Nov-19 DEN, Copenhagen KB Hall
14-Nov-19 FIN, Ice Hall Black Box
16-Nov-19 SWE, Stockholm Hovet
17-Nov-19 NOR, Oslo Sentrum Scene
19-Nov-19 GER, Hamburg Sporthalle
20-Nov-19 GER, Berlin Columbiahalle
22-Nov-19 GER, Leipzig Hause Auensee
23-Nov-19 POL, Warsaw Hala Kolo
26-Nov-19 GER,Cologne Palladium
27-Nov-19 GER, Munich Zenith
29-Nov-19 AUT, Vienna Gasometer
01-Dec-19 SWI, Zurich Halle 622
02-Dec-19 ITA, Milan Mediolanum Forum
04-Dec-19 SPA, Barcelona St. Jordi Club
06-Dec-19 POR, Lisbon Sala Tejo
07-Dec-19 SPA, Madrid Vistalegre
09-Dec-19 FRA, Paris Olympia
10-Dec-19 HOL, Amsterdam AFAS Live
12-Dec-19 BEL, Brussels Cirque Royal

See VIP meet & greet packages and all ALTER BRIDGE tour dates at: www.alterbridge.com.

 Delain Announce February 2020 UK Headline Tour.

DelainFriday 14th June 2019
Rock act DELAIN are delighted to announce a string of headline shows in England for February 2020. Support acts will be revealed in due course. The band have been hard at work writing their sixth studio album, the follow-up to 2016's 'Moonbathers', so fans should expect to hear new tunes at these shows!

Dates for the 'Masters Of Destiny' tour are as follows:
Thu 6th Feb - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Fri 7th Feb - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Sat 8th Feb - BRISTOL Anson Rooms
Sun 9th Feb - LONDON Electric Brixton

Pre-sale tickets are available via O2 from Monday 17th June at 9am and via Live Nation from Tuesday 18th June at 9am. Tickets then go on general sale at 9am, Wednesday 19th June. Snap them up at: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/delain-tickets.

DELAIN comment, "We are excited to announce that we will perform in the UK again early 2020! Some of our favourite shows have been in the UK and we can't wait to rock out with all of you once again during the UK leg of our MASTERS OF DESTINY tour. We will bring our brand new studio album with us, so prepare for a set list full of surprises! See you soon!"

Earlier this year, DELAIN released 'Hunter's Moon', a live album + Blu-ray including four new studio tracks. One of those new songs is the epic 'Masters Of Destiny', which saw the band film a dramatic video in Iceland - watch it at: https://youtu.be/nT14mlv92t4.

 Beartooth Announce February 2020 UK Headline Tour.

Beartooth1Friday 14th June 2019
Ahead of their performance at this year's Download Festival, breakout Ohio-based hard rock band Beartooth, have announced a run of UK headline shows for February 2020.  
"We're excited to be finally bringing The Disease Tour to the UK for our biggest and baddest headline shows to date. You won't want to miss this!" - Beartooth

Tickets go on sale Friday June 21st at 10:00am (GMT). http://beartoothtickets.com/

Be sure to catch this incredible band at one of the following shows:

February 2020

24th Bristol, O2 Academy
25th Glasgow, SWG3
26th Nottingham, Rock City
28th Manchester, Academy
29th London, Roundhouse


Beartooth recently revealed a new music video for single "Afterall" via Red Bull Records. The new visual for "Afterall" is the latest single from Beartooth since releasing their acclaimed third studio album Disease in 2018.

"Sometimes being human means feeling like an alien," said bassist Oshie Bichar, offering some insight into the track and visual. "This video is about accepting that it's okay not to fit in and finding something that makes you happy — even if it doesn't fit in with what everybody else is doing."

Beartooth recently wrapped a headline US tour in support of their third album Disease and released two B-sides singles in May. The band is set to kick off an Australian tour in the coming months and will play a one-night-only show in Hawaii. Beartooth will also play select high profile festivals this summer and fall, including Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Download Festival, Heavy Montreal, Impact Music Festival, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, Self Help Festival.

All upcoming Beartooth live festival appearances are below.

BEARTOOTH SUMMER 2019 TOUR DATES:


6/14 — Nickelsdorf, AT — Nova Rock Festival
6/16 — Donington, UK , — Download Festival
6/18 —Dublin, IRE — The Academy
6/20 — Dessel, BE — Graspop Metal Meeting
6/23 — Clisson, FR — Hellfest
6/25 — Bilboa, ES — Stage Live
6/26 — Toulouse, FR - Connexion Live
6/28 — Yzzelsteyn, NL- Jera on Air
6/20 — Münster, DE— Vainstream Festival
6/30 — Ferropolis, DE - Full Force Festival
7/11 — Adelaide, AUS — The Gov
7/12 — Melbourne, AUS—The Corner Hotel
7/13 — Sydney, AUS — Metro Theatre
7/14 — Brisbane, AUS — The Triffid
7/18 — Honolulu, HI — The Republik
7/27 — Montreal, QC — Heavy Montreal
7/28 — Bangor, ME —  Impact Music Festival
8/11 — Horseheads, NY — iMatter Festival
9/27 — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life
10/11 — Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival
10/12 — San Bernardino, CA — Self Help Festival

 Nova Twins Release New Single 'Devil's Face'.

Nova TwinsFriday 14th June 2019
When you've never seen yourself in music, there's an opportunity to build something from nothing. To make music that doesn't sound directly like anyone else. "We had to work out our identities within music because we never had a reflection," says Georgia South, Nova Twins bassist. "This is a 21st century take on rock. It's so many things." Singer and guitarist Amy Love adds with a smile,  "It's the NOVA sound."

The strong and unique bass guitar of Georgia South and the incisive vocals of Amy Love, are the driving force of Nova Twins New single,  'Devil's Face', showcasing their unique future-punk-rock sound. The duo refuse to conform to any template, fusing bass-heavy grimey punk and taking inspiration from all corners of audio, from bands like N.E.R.D., Betty Davis, Jack White but also Missy Elliott, Princess Nokia and Rihanna, capturing fans of all demographics with their riotous energy. The best friends have turned rock on its head, injecting their songs with boundless energy, barely controlled rage and heavy riffs.  The pair, always dressed head-to-toe in designs they've made themselves, are uniquely genre-bending.

This year has seen Nova Twins awarded The International Showcase Fund in Jan 2019 generating European gigs and Festivals Summer 2019 and the PRS Momentum Music fund (which has helped artists such as Little Simz, Boston Manor, Years & Years and many more), as well as being featured as a Flying Vinyl Spotlight Artist, and scoring features in both NME and The Guardian.

Nova Twins use their platform to champion inclusivity and diversity with their high-octane, genre-warping approach. Effortlessly cool in not only their musical output, but in every element of what they do creatively as artists.  From designing and making their own outfits for all videos, photo shoots and stage wear to the art direction on their videos.  Nova Twins are above all, strong, independent and inspiring women.  Their modus operandi is to take socio-political experiences from their day-to-day and instead of a tweet or an Instagram post, turn it into something their fans can lose themselves in.

Nova Twins took their sound international last year embarking on a French headline tour, as well as supporting Wolf Alice across Europe, (including a sold-out Brixton Academy UK show), Ho99o9,  Little Simz and Black Honey on their run of UK dates. As well as busy festival season stops in France, Switzerland, Czech Republic and 2000trees to name but a few.  This year is shaping up to be no different with festival appearances at Hellfest, Download Festival & Boomtown. They also supported Tom Morello in Nottingham (3rd June), and will head out with Prophets of Rage on tour this August across Europe including a show at London's Shepherds Bush Empire (12th August).

Nova Twins are currently working with legendary producer Jim Abbiss (Adele, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys), putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming album... more news on that soon...

Catch this electrifying band at one of the following shows:

June
3rd Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (Supporting Tom Morello)
5th France, Tours, Festival Aucard
8th Switzerland, Imagine Festival
14th UK, Castle Donington, Download Festival
15th Austria, Nova Rock
23rd France, Clisson, Hellfest
28th France, Evreux, Rock In Evreux

July
5th Czech Republic, Hradec Kralove, Rock For People Festival
20th Norway, Flekkefjord,  FjellPark Festival
26th Spain, Benidorm, Low Festival

August
5th Germany, Cologne, E-Werk (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)
6th Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlachtof (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)
8th France, Paris, L'Olympia (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)
9th UK, Hampshire, Boomtown Festival (Hangar Stage)
11th UK, Hampshire, Boomtown Festival ( Earache Stage)
12th UK, London, Shepherd's Bush Empire (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)
13th UK, Manchester, Academy (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)
16th Switzerland, Open Air Gampel
19th Holland, Utecht, Tivoli (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)

 Sum 41 Unleash New Single.

Sum 41Tuesday 11th June 2019
Sum 41 have dropped an anthemic new single and music video today with the release of 'A Death In The Family.' Frontman Deryck Whibley delivers a warning that all bad things must come to an end. Through a balance of in your face riffs and a soaring chorus, lyrics like "Your lies will tear you apart...Your fate is left to a different generation. You know they won't be kind" echo throughout the track. Fans can stream 'A Death In The Family' today at smarturl.it/OrderInDecline

Today's single comes from the legendary rock icons' seventh full-length album, Order In Decline, due out July 19, 2019 via Hopeless Records. Looking back at the band's storied 23+ year career, this record is undoubtedly Sum 41's heaviest and most aggressive album to date, while also being their most dynamic and raw.

Armed with the most honest and personal songs of his career, Whibley poured everything he had into the upcoming album. Producing, engineering, and mixing the album in his home studio, he pain-stakingly crafted and fine-tuned each song, highlighted by fast and full riffs, guitar solos from lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, harmonious chords from guitarist Tom Thacker and the heavy, heart-thumping rhythm section of bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo

Sum 41 are in the UK for four UK headline dates this month, around their previously announced summer European festival appearances. The band will play the following venues:

JUNE
23: EXETER, Castle Session
24: LEICESTER, De Monfort Hall
25: GLASGOW, o2 Academy
26: MANCHESTER, o2 Victoria Warehouse
Order In Decline: Track Listing
1. Turning Away
2. Out For Blood
3. The New Sensation
4. A Death In The Family
5. Heads Will Roll
6. 45 (A Matter Of Time)
7. Never There
8. Eat You Alive
9. The People Vs...
10. Catching Fire

 Sunsleeper To Release Album.

SunsleeperWednesday 5th June 2019
Last month Salt Lake City's emo/rock band, Sunsleeper, shared details of their forthcoming album, You Can Miss Something & Not Want It Backdue out July 12th via Rude Records. The album was produced/engineered by Nathan Hussey of All Get Out and centres around the theme of change with a tang of nostalgia. Throughout the writing of the record, the band drew from a 90's indie influence to create a contemporary emo-rock vibe with a focus on structure and hooks.

Off the 10-track album, comes their brand new single and music video for 'Better Now' (watch here!). Lead vocalist, Jeffery Mudgett elaborates, "it's easily one of the most upbeat sounding songs I've ever written, though lyrically it leans back towards our despondent comfort zone." He continues, "This song again details the duality of my headspace. On one hand I'm feeling guilty about taking forever to propose to my wife, delaying our future with my financial and emotional baggage, etc., but on the other hand I know those things are minuscule in comparison to the happiness we bring to each other. I like to think this song too has a feeling of hopefulness to it as well." 

The single follows the release of 'No Cure' (listen here), a song about how Mudgett felt after one of his musical influences was outed for sexual misconduct. It is about how he was left completely shaken since the formulation for Sunsleeper was influenced by this person and their band. The song is about him. 
In addition the band released 'Soften Up' (listen here),which is about internalising feelings of disdain while presenting oneself as put together on the outside. Mudgett elaborates, "The video and song parallel each other. It describes how on the inside that is typically where the discomfort and anxiety lives, and while on the outside this is where we put up a front or a smile, like nothing is wrong." This theme came at a time when change was evident in the lives of each member of the band. 'Soften Up' is the perfect depiction of what they were going through. 

'You Can Miss Something & Not Want It Back'
Track listing:

    • Feel The Same
    • Soften Up 
    • I Hope You're Okay 
    • Souvenir 
    • No Cure
    • Fading 
    • Casual Mistakes
    • You Can't Please Everyone
    • Better Now
    • Home

 Tiger Army Announce New Album And November UK And European Tour.

Tiger ArmyTuesday 11th June 2019
Tiger Army have announced their sixth full-length album 'Retrofuture' out the 13th September via Rise Records. The album includes 13 brand new songs and was produced by Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dropkick Murphys.)

Speaking about the new album frontman Nick 13 says, 'Retrofuturism is generally a visual aesthetic, but it got me thinking, it's the perfect description for our sound!  The gear and instruments are mostly 1950s and 60s, but while the tones may be classic, we've always tried to push into uncharted territory musically with each release.  So the idea behind this record was to create our version of what someone might imagine future rock 'n' roll sounding like, but from the perspective of the mid-20th century.'

Brimming with vintage fuzz, tape echo and reverb, the album's thirteen tracks weave stylistically through vintage punk, garage and rock 'n' roll, while still maintaining a curious modernity as influences from Latin music to surf shoot through like satellites in the night sky.  Present as always are the band's signature melodicism and 13's ethereal vocals.
The band will embark on the "Retrofuture Tour" in September, with dates through the end of 2019 taking them across the United States, Canada, the EU, UK and Mexico.  Fellow Angelenos SadGirl will support in the States, with Finnish post-punks Grave Pleasures supporting in Europe and the UK.

You can see Tiger Army in the UK at the following dates: 

25th November Rescue Rooms Nottingham
26th November Club Academy Manchester
28th November The Fleece Bristol
29th November o2 Academy Islington London

Tickets On Sale 14th June at 10am

'Retrofuture' follows last summer's 'Dark Paradise' EP, the title track being the trio's take on the Lana Del Rey song.  The EP drew on midcentury surf and exotica music, while the visuals reflected a love of Tiki subculture.  The single received airplay on KROQ in Los Angeles and various specialty radio stations around the country.  The release was supported solely by two sold out shows at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles as the rest of the year was reserved for writing what would become the new LP.

 8 Weeks Untill Bloodstock Open Air 2019.

Bloodstock Open AirTuesday 11th June 2019
There's just 8 weeks until BLOODSTOCK's metal weekender gets underway and BLOODSTOCK HQ have now locked in some of the bands for 2019's Jagermeister Stage.

Belfast's SKYPILOT bring their heavy riffs and groove to Catton Park's Jager stage on Friday, joined by Leicester grunge/hard rock outfit, GRAVES and blues metal squad, BEGGAR.  On Saturday, we welcome Irish heavy groove trio, BLACK SHUCK and one man death metal outfit FOUL BODY AUTOPSY.  Then Sunday's bill features Irish/Australian hard rockers, JAILBIRDS and you-can-work-it-out-from-their-name, WOMENOWAR!  A second batch of Jagermeister Stage bands will be announced next month!

BLOODSTOCK is also pleased to announce the second wave of New Blood winners from their 'Metal 2 The Masses' finals, who all bag a spot to perform on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage.  The finals are still taking place around the country, so get down to your local event and support grass roots music and help shape BLOODSTOCK's line-up!

Landing a Friday New Blood Stage slot are Burnley's winners, the Southern/doom metal squad, GRAND ELDER, Bournemouth's black/death metal victors ANAKIM, and thrash/prog groovesters BLIND DIVIDE who triumphed in Cardiff's final.  Saturday's lineup welcomes Wrexham's top dogs, SCARS OF REMEMBRANCE.  Joining Sunday's New Blood fun are ELYREAN, the melo/tech thrashers who won in Wolverhampton, Hitchin melodeath victors FEAR BOUND, and instrumental tri-guitar Stoke champions, LOST IN LAVENDER TOWN.

Pick up weekend tickets for £145 (+ fees) and children's weekend tickets at just £35 (+ fees) over at the BLOODSTOCK store.  VIP tickets, including Podpads, Bellepads and Octopads, plus VIP upgrades (for those who've already purchased a standard ticket) will sell out shortly, so grab yours ASAP.  Luxpads are already SOLD OUT! For full VIP details click here.  A limited amount of day tickets are also available, priced at £65 (+ fees) for adults and £20 (+ fees) for children aged 4-11. Children under 4 go free!

Planning your travel to BLOODSTOCK yet?  Need a lift or driving there and wanna earn some cash for your empty seats?  BLOODSTOCK have teamed up with GOCARSHARE again so you can help a fellow metalhead rock out and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.  Register where you're travelling to/from, or your route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch!  GOCARSHARE is integrated with Facebook, so you can check out your possible travel buddies and they encourage travellers to post feedback.   You'll also be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to next year's festival just by using the GOCARSHARE scheme!  Full details available here.  For other travel options, including info on BIG GREEN COACH's multiple pick-up locations around the country, plus trains, planes, taxis, and shuttles, visit: https://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/travel-info.

Friday night's headliner SABATON, Saturday's top dogs PARKWAY DRIVE and Sunday's bill toppers SCORPIONS, join ANTHRAX, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CODE ORANGE, CANCER BATS, POWERWOLF, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, THY ART IS MURDER, TESSERACT, METAL CHURCH, SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, SWALLOW THE SUN, EVIL SCARECROW, ROSS THE BOSS, GRAND MAGUS, KRYSTHLA, ROTTING CHRIST, ABORTED, SKELETAL REMAINS, ALL HAIL THE YETI, INCITE, HYPOCRISY, TAAKE, THE LAZYS, XENTRIX, and many more on the Catton Park stages this August.  More bands are still being announced, but see the line-up so far here.

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

 Mallory Knox Release New Single.

Mallory KnoxTuesday 11th June 2019
Mallory Knox' forthcoming self-titled album is a cathartic experience for the band, front to back, and new track 'Guts' embodies that catharsis. "I've wanted to write a song like Guts for years now," says vocalist and bassist Sam Douglas. "Mallory originally was always about trying to create something big & epic sonically & we never really found ourselves with the opportunity to write a song as in-your-face, fast and short as Guts is, until now. I love how it closes the album. As soon as it was recorded, it was my intention to have this song close the record, purely because it's the polar opposite of all the other album closers we've had in the past."

'Mallory Knox' is set for release 16 August via A Wolf At Your Door and 'Guts' follows its lead single 'White Lies', which was released a couple weeks back. The band have also announced an extensive UK tour in September and October which will see them visit a host of towns they've not played in before. Mallory Knox will also play a special album release show in their hometown of Cambridge on 16 August, as well as Truck Festival in Oxfordshire on 27 July.  

In their new album, Mallory Knox are not afraid to talk about their experiences and use their new aggressive flair to get their point across. From their honest critiques of the backwards workings of the music industry that they have come into contact with over the years to their relationship with social media and the headache that it conjures, Mallory are not holding back for anyone.

Possessing a love of music that continues to get deeper, a brotherhood that has only gotten stronger as the years have passed and an album that represents who they are and who they want to be better than anything they have produced before, this is the moment that Mallory Knox truly come into their own. Using everything they have learned over the years to propel them forward and a desire to keep on writing better and better songs, 'Mallory Knox' is the album the band have always been threatening to make.
 
LIVE DATES:
27/07 Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
16/08 Junction, Cambridge UK  - album release show
15/09 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16/09 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
17/09 The Fleece, Bristol
19/09 The Horn, St Albans
20/09 Met Lounge, Peterborough
21/09 BlackMarket VIP, Hastings
23/09 Phase 1, Liverpool
24/09 Gorilla, Manchester
25/09 Foundary, Sheffield
27/09 Underworld Camden, London
29/09 The Boileroom, Guildford
30/09 Mama Roux's, Birmingham
01/10 Waterfront Studio, Norwich
02/10 Polar Bear, Hull
04/10 MK11, Milton Keynes
06/10 Key Club, Leeds
07/10 Think Tank?, Newcastle
09/10 Cavern, Exeter
10/10 Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham
11/10 The Shed, Leicester
12/10 Booking Hall, Dover
13/10 Esquires, Bedford

'MALLORY KNOX' TRACK LISTING:

    • Psycho Killer
    • White Lies
    • The World I Know
    • Livewire
    • Wherever
    • Freaks
    • Fine Lines
    • Black Holes
    • 4
    • Radio
    • Heartbreak Lover
    • Guts

 2000 Trees Festival Announces Full Line Up.

2000 TreesTuesday 11th June 2019
The wonderful acoustic stage at 2000trees Festival, The Forest Sessions Stage, can today reveal its full line up for 2019. 

From 2000trees Festival organiser and main man James Scarlett -
"The Forest Sessions stage always throws up some of the real Trees highlights that linger long in the memory – for instance who can forget Frank Carter in 2017 or Rou from Enter Shikari last year. This year I'm particularly excited for Mull Historical Society (who will be joined on stage by Suede's Bernard Butler), the brilliant death-gospel of A.A.Williams and most of all the absolute legend that is Andy Cairns from Therapy? Do not miss these sets!"

Bands announced for The Forest Sessions Stage in 2019 are:
Deaf Havana / YONAKA / Holding Absence / Mull Historical Society (featuring Bernard Butler) / Grace Petrie / Cavetown / Murray Macleod (The Xcerts) / Tony Wright (Terrorvision) / Andy Cairns (Therapy?) / The Skints / Sullii / Press to MECO / Johnny Lloyd / Holiday Oscar / Non Canon / Brightr / Watercolours / Chas Palmer-Williams / Gaz Brookfield / B-Sydes / No Violet / Ducking Punches / Rob Lynch / A.A.Williams and Billy The Kid 

The Forest Sessions Stage will actually also be open from 7pm on Wednesday the 10th of July with 5 acts (including Dave Macpherson) for any early arrivals wanting some musical entertainment. The site will be open early in 2019 from 4:30pm on the Wednesday to allow people to come in and set up ready in anticipation for Jamie Lenman who will be the opening official act of this years festival, at 12pm on Thursday the 11th July.

5 acts on The Forest Sessions Stage on Wednesday 10th July from 7pm:
Dave Mcpherson / Luke Rainsford / Nick Parker / Sarah Carey and SANTIA
Previously announced for the event include the three main stage headliners - Frank Turner (Thursday) and You Me At Six (Friday) and Deaf Havana (Saturday), as well as the likes of Everytime I Die, Frank Iero & The Future Violents, While She Sleeps, Cancer Bats, Jamie Lenman (who will have his own Lenmania stage on the Thursday 11th July), Therapy?Mongol Horde and many more.

ALL the bands currently announced are:
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Frank Turner (Thursday Main Stage headliner) 
You Me At Six (Friday Main Stage headliner)
Deaf Havana (Saturday Main Stage headliner)
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While She Sleeps (Thursday Cave Stage headliners)
Cancer Bats (Friday Cave Stage Headliners)
Frank Iero And The Future Violents (Saturday Cave Stage headliners)
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Jamie Lenman (headlining and curating Lenmania II - Thursday Axiom Stage headliners)
Möngöl Hörde (Friday Axiom Stage headliner)
Therapy? (Saturday Axiom Stage headliners)
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Every Time I Die / Flogging Molly /Turnstile / As It Is / YONAKA / Drug Church / The Armed / Can't Swim / The Black Queen / Wicca Phase Springs Eternal / Comeback Kid / Skinny Lister / The Skints / A / Pulled Apart By Horses / Culture Abuse / The Dangerous Summer / Vukovi  Get Cape. Wear cape. Fly / The Wildhearts / Hands Like Houses / Rolo Tomassi / Brutus / ANGEL DU$T / Dune Rats / The Bottom Line / DE STAAT / Show Me The Body / Single Mothers / Cavetown / Martha / Milk Teeth / Dream State / Petrol Girls / Puppy / Muncie Girls / St Pierre Snake Invasion / GroundCulture / WSTR /  The Number Twelve Looks Like You / Blood Youth / Palm Reader / Higher Power / Conjurer / Loathe / Gouge Away / Nervus / LIFE / cleopatrick / Free Throw / Le Butcherettes / Wallflower / Modern Error / Heavy Lungs / MØL / Indigo Lo / Holding Absence / Press to MECO / Normandie / Allusinlove / Haggard Cat / LICE / The Drew Thompson Foundation / Spielbergs / Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam / Imperial Leisure / Orchards /  Rival Bones / Cold Years / Holiday Oscar / Frauds / Raketkanon / Phoxjaw / Indoor Pets / A.A. Williams / False Advertising / Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun / Slow Crush / Dangerface / False Heads / The Wood Burning Savages / Slingshot Dakota / Crazy Arm / Sean McGowan / Oxygen Thief / Sœur / PENGSHUi / Johnny Lloyd / JOHN / itoldyouiwouldeatyou / Nova Cub / Delaire, the Liar / Sulli / Floorboards / All Ears Avow / Brand New Friend / Deux Furieuses and Grace Petrie 
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Happening on Thursday 11th July/ Friday 12th July/ Saturday 13th 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 11th / Friday 12th / Saturday 13th July 2019

Ticket Link - HERE

 Clutch Release New Single 'Evil'.

ClutchTuesday 11th June 2019
S rockers CLUTCH release new track “Evil.” The single is the first in a series of new studio recordings that will comprise the newly launched Weathermaker Vault Series and the first new official music CLUTCH has shared since the release of their critically acclaimed album, Book Of Bad Decisions. The song premiered on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show last night and will be part of the band's set at Download Festival on Friday 14th June.

Additional tracks will follow as part of the new series throughout the second half of 2019.

“Evil” was mixed by 6X Grammy Award winner and CLUTCH collaborator, Vance Powell (Wolfmother, The Raconteurs, Arctic Monkeys). 

A lyric video for “Evil” accompanies the release and can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/RDehbNb4Q1Y.

Frontman Neil Fallon comments, "We’ve had a good amount of downtime since our last tour. And since the devil finds work for idle hands, we kept ourselves busy by recording some tunes. “Evil” is the first of them, a song we’ve loved for many many years." 

Later this week, the band will also embark on a short run of European dates.  

CLUTCH’s “Book Of Bad Decisions Tour 2019”
Tickets available here.

Fri/Jun-14 UK, Castle Donington, Download Festival
Sun/Jun-16 UK, Cardiff, Great Hall
Tue/Jun-18 GREECE, Thessaloniki, Fix Factory of Sound
Wed/Jun-19 GREECE, Athens, Release Athens Festival
Fri/Jun-21 DENMARK, Copenhagen, Copenhell
Sat/Jun-22 BELGIUM, Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting
Sun/Jun-23 FRANCE, St.-Hilaire-De-Clisson, Hellfest

 Less Than Jake To Headline 2019 Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour.

FireballWednesday 5th June 2019
Returning for its 4th year, one of the most anticipated events in the UK Punk-Rock calendar returns this September to O2 Academy venues up and down the UK with a staggering line up and an even more staggering ticket price - early bird tickets are £15!

Once again showing their commitment to providing a most excellent night out, Fireball in association with Academy Events, bring you the heavyweights of pop-punk, ska and rock to Fireball: Fuelling The Fire tour. This year sees ska-punk legends Less Than Jake and Goldfinger as headliners, with some very special guests (to be announced soon) and the winners of the Fireball Hottest Band competition, Thieves Of Liberty.  DJ Matt Stocks will keep the party vibe going between sets.

Fireball's Hottest Band competition will also return in 2019 reinstating the commitment to new and emerging artists that Fireball have always shown and bringing a fresh aspect to every date of the tour with a winning act joining the final line-up – more details coming soon!.

"Yes! It's that time of the year again. Less Than Jake is extremely excited to headline this year's Fireball: Fuelling The Fire Tour. We wanted to ramp up the insanity this time around so we're bringing along our friends in Goldfinger to celebrate with us. We can't wait for these shows. It's going to be epic! See ya soon!"  - Chris DeMakes // Less Than Jake

"UK! I have always felt at home in your beautiful countries... You have the best audiences, the best festivals, amazing food and I write really good songs there! I wanted to also thank Fireball for continuing to support live music; so pumped to do this tour!" - John Feldmann // Goldfinger

"This September we're embarking on our 4th annual Fireball: Fuelling the Fire Tour. It's the most outrageous, downright criminally fun and cinnamoniest fortnight of the touring calendar and we absolutely haven't relented on the great bands this year. We're incredibly excited to welcome Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, our Hottest Band of 2019: Thieves of Liberty and veteran Fireball Tour DJ Matt Stocks into the fold, as well as some of the UK's best emerging talent specially handpicked for each show and one ultra-special secret band that is still to be announced! So that's five bands every night, a live DJ, excellent prize giveaways and as much Fireball as you can cram into your sticky mitts all for just £15 a ticket! Let's party!" - - Matt Reynolds // Fireball UK Brand Ambassador

Be sure to pick up a ticket for this year's MUST-see tour:

September:
19th O2 Academy, Sheffield
20th O2 Academy, Leeds
21st O2 Academy Birmingham
23rd O2 Ritz Manchester
24th O2 Academy Newcastle
25th O2 Academy Glasgow
27th O2 Academy Bournemouth
28th O2 Academy Brixton

Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 7th. To Celebrate the 4th year of the Fuelling The Fire tour,  Fireball are offering 5 tickets for the price of 4! This offer is only available June 7th - June 10th - Be Quick! All shows are 18+

 Northlane To Release New Album 'Alien' In August.

NorthlaneWednesday 5th June 2019
Sydney metallers, Northlane have released their brand-new single,Talking Heads taken from their highly anticipated fifth studio album, Alien, out August 2 via UNFD.

Speaking on Talking Heads, which originally premiered on Chinglish via Twitch TV, vocalist Marcus Bridge said 'Talking Heads talks about the insecurities and anxiety that come with growing up in a violent home with drug addicted parents. That trauma had made it difficult to express my thoughts and ideas in the past, both emotionally and creatively.'

He adds, 'We started working on this song pretty early in the process and I think writing it actually started to erase a lot of that insecurity, helping me open up a lot more for the rest of Alien. I think it's important to know that there are a lot of people who feel the same way. I hope with this song and the issues talked about on rest of the album, that people will start to feel comfortable opening up about their past, turning it from a weakness to a strength in the process'

Listen to Talking Heads here 
Alien pre-orders are available now.

Alien is available as Exclusive Vinyl, CD and Merchandise options in limited quantities worldwide via unfdstore.com.

For a band that have traditionally focused on wider issues in the outside world, Alien is easily the most personal statement of their career. "I was raised in hell but I made it out," says Northlane vocalist Marcus Bridge. "Raised in a place I shouldn't have been, and no child should have been. But I've been able to break free."

While some long-time listeners might assume that the title Alien is a continuation of the space and futuristic themes that have characterised previous Northlane albums, it's instead a reflection of the alienation Bridge felt as a child "who grew up in a weird, unusual household and who was bullied at school because of it". 

Produced by the band themselves, the album was recorded at Chris Blancato's studio in Sydney, where Northlane recorded their first EP, 2010's Hollow Existence. Bridge did his vocals at Sydney's Electric Sun Studios, where the quintet made their 2011 debut album, Discoveries.

For a band marking their 10th anniversary in 2019, Alienis a bold leap forward; the work of a group fighting their way out of their corner by moving forward rather than looking back. Their previous three albums may have debuted in the Top 5 in Australia – with Node landing at Number One before going on to win an ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album, an accolade also awarded to Mesmer – but Northlane are in no mood to play it safe.

ALIEN TRACK LISTING: 
Details Matter
Bloodline 
4D
Talking Heads
Freefall
Jinn
Eclipse
Rift
Paradigm
Vultures 
Sleepless
Those eager to see Northlane live won't have to wait long. The band will be returning the the UK for a headline tour this winter. The band will be supported by Silent Planet and Void Of Vision.

NORTHLANE TOUR
26th November Engine Rooms Southampton
27th November Academy 2 Manchester
29th November Garage Glasgow
30th November o2 Academy 2 Birmingham
1st December Electric Brixton London

 Cancer Bats Announce August UK Tour.

Cancer BatsTuesday 4th June 2019
Following their mega-mosh-pit inducing set at Slam Dunk Festival, Cancer Bats have announced a run of summer shows in the UK this coming August.

“IT’S SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON !!!! WE’RE EXCITED TO PLAY SOME BIG OL’ BANGERS BUUUUT here’s the thing, we really only book these fests to give you all an excuse to RAGE ALL OUR FAVOURITE SMALL TOWNS!!! THESE SHOWS ARE GONNA BE NUUUTS ! LET’S GET SWEATY ! LET’S GET WILD! LET’S TEAR THESE SHOWS UP !!!!!” - Liam Cormier, Cancer Bats.

They will be joined on the run by Arizona pit-starters Incite.  Frontman Richie Cavalera: “We’re hella fired up to join our brothers in the Cancer Bats for another rager across the UK!!!  We’ll see all you metalheads at the party! Come join us!”

Dates are as follows:

August:
4th Guildford, Boileroom
5th Bath, Moles
6th Bridgend, HOBOS
7th Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle
8th Blackpool, Waterloo Bar
10th Walton-on-Trent, BLOODSTOCK
11th Bristol, Boomtown Alley
12th Bridgwater, The Cobblestones
13th Southampton, Joiners
14th Oxford, O2 Academy 2

Choosing to forgo the traditional lead ups and teaser singles, Cancer Bats, with no forewarning, released their latest studio album The Spark That Moves in its entirety on April 20, 2018. A critic and fan favourite, the album hit #4 on the iTunes Rock chart, was featured on numerous Best of 2018 lists and has been streamed over 1.9 million times on Spotify.

The album is available through the band’s own record label Bat Skull Records. Purchase or stream the album HERE.

The Spark That Moves follows the bands critically successful album Searching for Zero (2015), which landed Cancer Bats their fourth Juno Award nomination for Metal/Hard Music Album. Recorded in Winnipeg, MB, under the watchful eyes and ears of JP Peters (Propagandhi) at his studio Private Ear and mixed by long-time collaborator and award-winning producer Eric Ratz, (producer of Hail Destroyer, Bears Mayors Scraps & Bones and Dead Set On Living), The Spark That Moves is Cancer Bats at its finest.

Combining all of the elements from their last 5 releases, the 11 tracks that make up the album blend together the bands most melodic moments with their most aggressive, becoming a savage sprint of hardcore, punk, sludge, and metal that leaves the listener craving more. Drummer Mike Peters and lead bass player Jaye Schwarzer seamlessly collide together like two wild beasts, while guitarist Scott Middleton blasts his signature layers of squeals and destruction over top. All of this thunderously led by singer Liam Cormier’s now fully formed melodic growl as he fires both positive, inspiring lyrics and scorching damnation as displayed on album opener “Gate Keeper”.  Without skipping a beat, they fire on track 2, “Brightest Days”, shifting back to a classic Bats positive party anthem. The record seamlessly keeps this pace of raw, catchy, anthemic, metal and punk. Halfway through it breathes with the melodic standout “Bed Of Nails”, a touch of desert rock they add into the mix before diving back into the chaos that is “Head Wound”. This pace continues right until the crushing album closer “Winterpeg”, an ode to the very city they recorded in, featuring guest vocals from Chris Hannah of the legendary Winnipeg punk band, Propagandhi.

 Katy PErry Announces Brand New Single 'Never Really Over'.

Katy PerryMonday 3rd June 2019
The iconic Katy Perry has unveiled her first new solo music since 2017. On the single "Never Really Over," Katy explores the nature of relationships. She co-wrote "Never Really Over" with Zedd, Dan Haywood, Leah Haywood, Dagny, Gino Barletta, Michelle Buzz, Jason Gill and Hayley Warner. The track was produced by Zedd and Dreamlab. Listen "Never Really Over" here.

Reflecting on the song, Katy says, "All of our relationships - from first love, through failed love, to great love - all become a part of you, so that none are ever really over, and once you accept both the dark and the light, you may find that the darkness brought you to the light."

Katy shot the accompanying video near Malibu, CA with Philippa Price (St. Vincent, BANKS).
Katy made her Capitol Records/Virgin EMIdebut with 2008's One of the Boys after signing to the label in 2007. She cemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album, Teenage Dream (2010), becoming the first – and only – female artist to chart five No. 1 singles from one album. PRISM, her 2013 album, has sold more than 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. With the singles "Roar," "Firework," and "Dark Horse" each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Katybecame the first artist to earn three RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. Witnesswas Katy'sthird album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard200. It set the record for the biggest week for an album by a female artist in 2017. Witnesshas achieved five billion cumulative global streams and sold more than three million adjusted albums.

In her 10 years with Capitol/Virgin EMI, Katyhas racked up a cumulative 35 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of over 45 million adjusted albums and 135 million tracks. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter and was the first to reach 100 million followers. Katywas the first female artist to have four videos surpass a billion views each. Her videos for "Firework" and "Last Friday Night" have over one billion views, while "Roar" and "Dark Horse" have surpassed the two billion mark.

 Beartooth Release Music Video For New Single 'Afterall'.

BeartoothMonday 3rd June 2019
Breakout Ohio-based hard rock band Beartooth, reveal a new music video for single "Afterall" via Red Bull Records.

The new visual for "Afterall" is the latest single from Beartooth since releasing their third studio album Disease in 2018.

"Sometimes being human means feeling like an alien," said bassist Oshie Bichar, offering some insight into the track and visual. "This video is about accepting that it's okay not to fit in and finding something that makes you happy — even if it doesn't fit in with what everybody else is doing."

Beartooth recently wrapped a headline tour in support of their third album Disease and released two B-sides singles in May. The band is set to kick off an Australian tour in the coming months and will play a one-night-only show in Hawaii. Beartooth will also play select high profile festivals this summer and fall, including Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Download Festival, Heavy Montreal, Impact Music Festival, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, Self Help Festival.

All upcoming Beartooth live festival appearances are below.

BEARTOOTH SUMMER 2019 TOUR DATES:

6/7 —Nürburgring, DE — Rock Am Ring
6/9 —Nürnberg, DE — Rock Im Park
6/10 — Ravensburg, DE — Oberschwaben Klub
6/12 — Trezzo, IT — Infest 2019
6/13 — Interlaken, CH —Greenfield Festival
6/14 — Nickelsdorf, AT — Nova Rock Festival
6/16 — Donington, UK , — Download Festival
6/18 —Dublin, IRE — The Academy
6/20 — Dessel, BE — Graspop Metal Meeting
6/23 — Clisson, FR — Hellfest
6/25 — Bilboa, ES — Stage Live
6/26 — Toulouse, FR - Connexion Live
6/28 — Yzzelsteyn, NL- Jera on Air
6/20 — Münster, DE— Vainstream Festival
6/30 — Ferropolis, DE - Full Force Festival
7/11 — Adelaide, AUS — The Gov
7/12 — Melbourne, AUS—The Corner Hotel
7/13 — Sydney, AUS — Metro Theatre
7/14 — Brisbane, AUS — The Triffid
7/18 — Honolulu, HI — The Republik
7/27 — Montreal, QC — Heavy Montreal
7/28 — Bangor, ME —  Impact Music Festival
8/11 — Horseheads, NY — iMatter Festival
9/27 — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life
10/11 — Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival
10/12 — San Bernardino, CA — Self Help Festival

 The Pixies Release New Studio Album 'Beneath The Eyrie'.

The PixiesMonday 3rd June 2019
Visceral, musically cinematic, otherworldly but strangely familiar and a bit unsettling, welcome to Pixies' brand-new studio album, 'Beneath the Eyrie', where tales of witches, Daniel Boone, misfits and other characters fit utterly into the band's inherent weirdness.  Boasting 12 new songs, the album will be released globally on Friday, September 13 via the group's new record label, Infectious/BMG, and available in a wide variety of packages.  Those formats include:

(Pre-orders for these items can be placed starting today at pixiesmusic.com)
* Deluxe Box Set - features the full album in CD and clear vinyl formats, plus a second clear vinyl disc containing nine unreleased demos recorded over the past year
* Standard heavyweight single gatefold black vinyl
* Deluxe CD in a hard casebound book
* Cassette
* Digital download
 * Standard 12-song CD  (not available via pixiesmusic.com, but from various retailers such as Amazon)
 * Standard heavyweight single gatefold colored vinyl (Indie Record Store exclusive)

Pixies - Black Francis/vocals, guitars; Joey Santiago/guitars; David Lovering/drums, and Paz Lenchantin/bass - offer you this early taste, the album's debut single.  Co-written by Francis and Lenchantin, 'On Graveyard Hill' is an in-your-face, classic Pixies tale of imminent, ominous doom; https://pixies.lnk.to/graveyardhillPR    

Said Korda Marshall, UK SVP Music, BMG, "There are not many bands that can justifiably claim to have changed the sound of music.  The Pixies are one, and they continue to push the boundaries with their brilliant new album.  We are honored and proud to have signed them to Infectious/BMG and really look forward to working with them in the future."

'Beneath the Eyrie', produced by GRAMMY-nominated Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood, Pixies' Head Carrier), was written over the course of 2018 and recorded last December at Dreamland Recordings near Woodstock, NY.  While taking a break outside the studio - originally St. John's Church built in 1896 - Lovering spotted an eagles nest - or "eyrie" - right above the studio in a tree.  Hence the album's title, 'Beneath the Eyrie'.

For the recording of the album, Pixies opted to shine a bright - and rare - light on the process, to document every moment of what took place in the studio for a 12-episode podcast titled "It's a Pixies Podcast." The podcast welcomes fans to witness the evolution of the album's tracks, from their earliest stages to completion, in the studio's control room, the main room, and in a special "audio booth" where the band members offered their thoughts and observations throughout recording.    Produced by Pixies and hosted and narrated by New York Times best-selling author Tony Fletcher, "It's a Pixies Podcast" debuts June 27 and will be available globally on Apple, Spotify, Acast, Stitcher, Google, and other podcast platforms.  

Pixies will support 'Beneath the Eyrie' with an extensive 2019- 2020 world tour that kicks off Saturday, August 31st at the Daydream Festival in Pasadena, CA.  This will mark the first time the band has shared a stage with the festival's curators The Cure in 30 years, the first time being in 1989 at L.A.'s Dodger Stadium.  Pixies will then head to the UK for its first European tour in two years that begins September 13th.   Further worldwide dates to be announced shortly.

AUGUST
31  Daydream Festival, Pasadena, CA

SEPTEMBER
13   Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
14   Pavilions, Plymouth, UK
16   O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
17   O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
18   O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
20   Alexandra Palace, London, UK
21   O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
22   O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
23   Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
25   Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK
26   Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
29   Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
30   Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden

OCTOBER
 1    KB Hallen, Denmark, Copenhagen
 3    TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
 4    O13 Poppodium, Tilburg, The Netherlands
 5    Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
 7    Palladium, Cologne, Germany
 8    Lucerna Music Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
 9    Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
11   Estragon, Bologna, Italy
12   Todays at OGR, Turin, Italy
13   X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
15   Tonhalle, Munich, Germany
16   Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
17   Luxexpo, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
19   L'Olympia, Paris, France
20   Le Radiant, Lyon, France
21   Le Liberte, Rennes, France
23   Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
24   Riviera, Madrid, Spain
25   Campo Pequeno, Lisbon, Portugal
26   Coliseum, Galicia, Spain

 The Pale White Release New Single 'Medicine'.

The Pale WhiteMonday 3rd June 2019
Following the release of their brilliant single 'Medicine' via ILLEGAL CINEMA, The Pale White are excited to announce their takeover of the south of England, when they embark on a mammoth 18 date tour this September. With their latest banger "Medicine" receiving over 602,500 streams on Spotify and multiple plays BBC Radio 1's Indie show with Jack Saunders under their belts, The Pale White are proving themselves to be the ones to watch this summer and beyond.

"We can't wait to take our show to the south and complete our 2019 UK tour! The northern leg was an incredible reminder of how good it feels to play sold out headline shows to our amazing fans. Get your earplugs in, it's gonna get loud!"

Watch the Video for 'Medicine' HERE

'Medicine' was engineered and produced by Jolyon Thomas (Royal Blood, Slaves, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes) at Livingston Studios, London. The latest offering from The Pale White is rattling with seductive, hip-shaking rhythms, awash with slapback delays and fuzzed-out guitar lines all glued together by truly addictive, melancholy vocal hooks.
'Medicine' is about the mundane greyness you feel when you get stuck in a rut and caught in an endless haze while searching for your own personal remedy. Working with Jolyon Thomas we learnt to embrace being outside of our comfort zone... that made us very excited for the rest of 2019. 'Medicine' is to be swallowed on a full stomach.- Adam Hope
The Pale White are a three-piece rock band from Newcastle, comprised of brothers Adam (Vocals/Guitar), Jack Hope (Drums) and completed by longtime friend Tom Booth (Bass). The trio has rapidly gained attention with their signature melodic guitar work, thunderous rhythm section and magnetic live shows and continue to attract high profile support from the likes of NME, The Independent, Radio X, Apple Music, MTV, Amazing Radio and BBC Radio 1.
With a fantastic review from The Independent comparing them to US rock royalty Queens Of The Stone Age, the groups' reputation as an unmissable live act has started to spread. Opening for the likes of The Amazons, Twin Atlantic, The Libertines, Sam Fender and Band of Skulls, the band are developing a passionate word of mouth following as one of the most exciting new British bands around.  
Be sure to catch The Pale White live:
The Southern Tour

September
10 Cambridge, The Portland Arms
11 Peterborough, Metropolis Lounge
12 St Albans The Horn
14 Reading, Purple Turtle
15 Bath, Somerset, Moles Club
16 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
17 Swansea, Sin City
19 Southampton, Heartbreakers
20 Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
21 Bournemouth, The Anvil
23 Plymouth, The Junction
25 Margate, Elsewhere
26 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, The Forum
27 Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
28 Guildford, The Boileroom
29 Oxford, The Bullingdon

October
01 Bishop Stortford, The Half Moon
02 Southend-On-Sea, Chinnery's

 Primal Scream Announce November And December UK Tour.

Primal ScreamMonday 1st June 2019
The release of Primal Scream's retrospective 'Maximum Rock 'n' Roll – The Singles' is a timely reminder of one of British music's most essential bodies of work. And the band celebrated its release with some triumphant shows that demonstrated that their inventive, high octane rock 'n' roll remains as essential as ever.

They recently played two special warm-up shows in London and Brighton, which earned 4* reviews from The Times and The Independent i, ahead of incendiary festival sets at All Points East and the Neighbourhood Weekender. The sets have been packed with classics – 'Movin' On Up''Loaded''Rocks' and 'Kill All Hippies' to name just a few.

Now Primal Scream can confirm details of a full UK and Ireland tour which spans November and December. The dates, listed below, include a London gig at the O2 Forum Kentish Town and culminate with a homecoming show at Glasgow's Barrowlands:

NOVEMBER
19th– Oxford, O2 Academy
20th– Southampton, Guildhall
21st– Brighton, Dome
23rd– Cardiff, Great Hall
24th– Liverpool, O2 Academy
26th– Manchester, Albert Hall
27th– Norwich, UEA
29th– London, O2 Forum Kentish Town

DECEMBER
1st– Coventry, Empire
3rd– Nottingham, Rock City
4th– Hull, University – Asylum
6th– Leeds, O2 Academy
7th– Newcastle, Boiler Shop
9th– Dublin, National Stadium
10th– Belfast, Ulster Hall
13th– Inverness, Ironworks
14th– Aberdeen, Music Hall
15th– Perth, Concert Hall
17th– Glasgow, Barrowlands

Tickets go on general sale from 9am on Friday June 7th and will be available for the UK HERE, Dublin HERE and Belfast HERE. Register for pre-sale access to tickets before midnight tomorrow. Click here tosign up.

In addition to the headline tour, Primal Scream's summer festival schedule includes UK shows at Latitude (July 19th) and Edinburgh Summer Sessions (August 10th).

'Maximum Rock 'n' Rock – The Singles' charts Primal Scream's entire singles discography, covering everything from their landmark albums 'Screamadelica' and 'XTRMNTR' through to 2016's 'Where The Light Gets In' featuring Sky Ferreira. The collection includes the first official reissue of their 1986 cult classic b-side 'Velocity Girl', which was launched with a new video featuring footage of the iconic actress and model Edie Sedgwick.

Signed copies of 'Maximum Rock 'n' Roll – The Singles' are available from HERE

 Boston Manor Release New Single 'Liquid'.

Boston ManorMonday 3rd June 2019
Boston Manor have released a brand new single 'Liquid', a darkly-shaded anthem inspired by the multiple versions of every individual that exist within other people's consciousnesses. The song features a guest turn from John Floreani of esteemed Australian act Trophy Eyes, a band who've shared many a stage across the world with the Blackpool band. 'Liquid' has been released with a re-imagined, stripped back version of fan favourite 'Halo'.

Boston Manor have also announced a UK & European headline tour in October & November. Full dates listed below. There'll be more live dates for the band before then though as this new track has dropped just before they head back out to the US for a tour with A Day To Remember and Knocked Loose. They're looking at a busy summer all round, which will ultimately see the band take to the iconic BBC Radio 1 Stage at the equally iconic Reading & Leeds Festivals at the end of August. Boston Manor were recently seen whipping up frenzies at Slam Dunk Festival and various other mammoth festivals across the US, instigating crowd reactions indicative of just how far the five-piece have come during their short time as a band. 

This new single 'Liquid' follows the 2018 release of Boston Manor's second album 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood', a soundtrack to disenfranchisement set in a fictionalised version of the band's hometown, released via renowned US indie Pure Noise Records. The album has enjoyed critical acclaim and propelled the band's burgeoning fanbase to new heights worldwide.

UK & EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR JUST ANNOUNCED
22 Oct Belgium, Antwerp - Kavka
24 Oct Germany, Cologne - Luxor
25 Oct Germany, Hamburg - Logo
27 Oct Germany, Berlin - Musik & eden
28 Oct Poland, Warsaw - Hydrozagadka
29 Oct Czech Republic, Prague - Futurum
30 Oct Germany, Munich - Backstage Club
31 Oct   Austria, Vienna - B72
01 Nov  Germany, Wiesbaden - Kreativfabrik
03 Nov  Netherlands, Eindhoven - Dynamo
04 Nov  France, Paris - Le 1999
05 Nov  UK, Brighton - The Haunt
06 Nov  UK, Bournemouth - The Old Firestation
07 Nov  UK, Plymouth - The Junction
08 Nov  UK, Leicester - O2 Academy
09 Nov  UK, Milton Keynes - Craufurd Arms
11 Nov  UK, Stoke-on-Trent - Sugarmill
12 Nov  UK, Newcastle - Think Tank?
13 Nov  UK, Edinburgh - La Belle Angele
14 Nov  UK, Sheffield - Plug
15 Nov UK, Liverpool - O2 Academy

FURTHER TOUR DATES:

SUPPORTING A DAY TO REMEMBER IN THE USA:
05 Jun Columbus, OH - Express Live
08 Jun Madison, WI - The Sylvee
10 Jun Wichita, KS - The Cotillion
11 Jun Oklahoma City, OK - Diad Ballroom
12 Jun San Antonio, TX - The Tobin Center
14 Jun New Orleans, LA - The Fillmore
15 Jun Birmingham, AL - Avondale Brewing Co
16 Jun Augusta, GA - Bell Auditorium
18 Jun Chattanooga, TN - The Signal
20 Jun Raleigh, NC - The Ritz -
21 Jun North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
22 Jun Richmond, VA - The National
23 Jun Poughkeepsie, NY - Mid Hudson Civic Center
27 Jun Portland, ME - State Theatre
28 Jun Providence, RI - The Strand Theatre

USA HEADLINE DATES:
06 Jun Indianapolis, IN - Hoosier Dome
09 Jun Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
24 Jun Long Island, NY - Amityville Music Hall
25 Jun Hartford, CT - The Webster Underground

UK/EU FESTIVAL DATES:
30 Jun Spain Madrid  - Download Festival
04 Jul Czech Republic - Rock for People Festival
06 Jul Austria - Overdrive Festival
27 Jul UK - Y Not Festival
24 Aug UK - Reading Festival - BBC Radio 1 Stage
25 Aug UK - Leeds Festival - BBC Radio 1 Stage 

 Mallory Knox Release New Music Video.

Mallory KnoxMonday 3rd June 2019
Mallory Knox have announced a headline tour in September and October, which will follow the release of their just-announced self-titled album. 'Mallory Knox' will be out 16 August via A Wolf At Your Door and the band released a new single from it - 'White Lies' - last week. 

"This tour will take us back to a lot of places we haven't visited in years & in some cases to places we've never played before," says vocalist and bassist Sam Douglas."It's gonna be great to get back out there & finally show everyone what we've been working on for so long."

Those who pre-order the album in the next two days will receive a code to access a special pre-sale link from Wednesday. General on sale from this Friday.

"We've been waiting a long time to release new music that really represents what we are about now,"says Sam of the band's new material."The album was recorded over four different sessions & 'White Lies' was the last song we wrote for the record. I feel like it's the song I've always wanted to write & collectively we're all very proud of it."

They say that you only get one self-titled album in your career, so you better make it count. Yet there was something about this collection of songs that the band, completed by guitarists Joe Savins and James Gillett and drummer Dave Rawling, just felt was absolutely perfect for such a moniker. To listen to these 12 slices of riff-wrangling majesty is to hear Mallory Knox in their truest and most cohesive form. 

Mallory Knox will also play a special album release show in their hometown of Cambridge on 16 August, as well as Hang Tight Festival in Blackpool on 02 June and Truck Festival in Oxfordshire on 27 July.  

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW:
August
16/08 Junction, Cambridge UK  - album release show

UK HEADLINE TOUR:
September
15/09 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16/09 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
17/09 The Fleece, Bristol
19/09 The Horn, St Albans
20/09 Met Lounge, Peterborough
21/09 BlackMarket VIP, Hastings
23/09 Phase 1, Liverpool
24/09 Gorilla, Manchester
25/09 Foundary, Sheffield
27/09 Underworld Camden, London
29/09 The Boileroom, Guildford
30/09 Mama Roux's, Birmingham

October
01/10 Waterfront Studio, Norwich
02/10 Polar Bear, Hull
04/10 MK11, Milton Keynes
06/10 Key Club, Leeds
07/10 Think Tank?, Newcastle
09/10 Cavern, Exeter
10/10 Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham
11/10 The Shed, Leicester
12/10 Booking Hall, Dover
13/10 Esquires, Bedford

'MALLORY KNOX' Tracklisting:
1. Psycho Killer
2. White Lies
3. The World I Know
4. Livewire
5. Wherever
6. Freaks
7. Fine Lines
8. Black Holes
9. 4
10. Radio
11. Heartbreak Lover
12. Guts

 Mayday Parade Announce August Tour Dates.

Mayday ParadeMonday 3rd June 2019
Mayday Parade have shared the music video for 'Looks Red, Tastes Blue' – the most recent video to drop from last year's album Sunnyland (Rise Records).


Watch Looks Red, Tastes Blue' here
Mayday Parade drummer Jake Bundrick shared a few words on the video, which plays on human connection and the band's commitment to uplifting their fans:
'We wanted to make a video that connected our fan base even more and 'Looks Red, Tastes Blue' was the perfect song to give us that opportunity. No matter what you're going through in life, we're there for you. We're all the same and we're more connected in this life than you know. We're family.'

Mayday Parade will be returning to the UK and Europe this August to play headline shows as well as Reading and Leeds Festival.

You can see Mayday Parade at the following dates:
18th August - Highfield Festival - Grobposna Germany
20th August - Circolo Magnolia - Milan, Italy
21st August - KUFA - Lyss, Switzerland
23rd August - Leeds Festival - Leeds, England
24th August - Liquid Room - Edinburgh, Scotland
25th August - Reading Festival - Reading, England
Mayday Parade is Derek Sanders, Alex Garcia, Jake Bundrick, Brooks Betts, and Jeremy Lenzo. For the most up to date information, please visit www.maydayparade.com.

 Papa Roach Release New Music Video.

Papa RoachMonday 3rd June 2019
PAPA ROACH REVEAL THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR
NOT THE ONLY ONE


EUROPEAN SUMMER DATES KICK OFF MAY 29TH

May 29th 2019 -- Papa Roach launch the official music video for "Not The Only One" taken from their latest album Who Do You Trust? via E7M (Eleven Seven Music) which is available HERE.   The video was shot in Aberdeen and Leeds on their recent headline tour of the UK by director Bryson Roatch.

Singer Jacoby Shaddix said

"I love to get out on my bike to get the blood pumping and see the sights in town before we hit the stage - so I took a camera out and rocked the song. Shot it with Bryson on a few rides on our latest UK Tour, which obviously gave us incredible scenery - It's the perfect vibe for the song!"

With over 6 million streams globally, the song is already proving to be one of their most popular live tracks.

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

After standing in for The Prodigy at Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus Ohio where they treated fans to a stonking version of 'Firestarter' the band return to Europe for a string of festival and headline dates before heading back home for their WHO DO YOU TRUST? USA SUMMER HEADLINE TOUR starting in Dallas on July 27 through to Las Vegas on September 1 which will feature an all-new production inspired by the album.  For tickets and more information, visit www.paparoach.com.

*Newly added dates in bold.

2019 WHO DO YOU TRUST? EUROPEAN TOUR
May 29th – Kyiv, Ukrane – Stereo Plaza
May 31st – Minsk, Belarus – Prime Hall
June 2nd – Moscow, Russia – Adrenaline Stadium
June 4th – Yekateringburg, Russia – Tele-Cine Summer Stage
June 6th – Samara, Russia – MTL Arena
June 9th – Saint Petersburg, Russia – A2 Green Concert
June 11th – Vilnius, Lithuania – Compensa Koncertu Salė
June 14th – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
June 15th – Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock
June 18th – Bologna, Italy – Botanique Festival
June 20th – Clisson, France – Knotfest Meets Hellfest
June 21st – Neuhausen OB Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
June 22nd – ScheeBel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
June 26th – Sopron, Hungary – Volt Festival
June 28th – Madrid, Spain – Download Festival
June 29th – Seinajoki, Finland – Provinssi Festival

WHO DO YOU TRUST? USA HEADLINE TOUR
w/Asking Alexandria*
w/Bad Wolves^
July 27, 2019  –  Dallas  TX -- Southside Ballroom*
July 28, 2019  – Houston TX-- Smart Financial Center*^
July 30, 2019  – San Antonio, TX--  Sunken Gardens Amphitheater*^
Aug 2, 2019  –  Atlanta, GA-- The Roxy*^
Aug 4, 2019  –  Charlotte, NC-- Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater*^
Aug 7, 2019  –  Philadelphia, PA-- Metropolitan Opera House*
Aug 9, 2019 –   Asbury Park, NJ-- Stone Pony Summer Stage*^
Aug 13, 2019 –  Bethlehem, PA-- Sands Event Center*^
Aug 16, 2019  – Detroit, MI-- Freedom Hill Amphitheater*^
Aug 17, 2019 –  Inwood, WV-- Shirley Acres*^
Aug 18, 2019 –  Cleveland, OH-- Jacob Pavilion*^
Aug 20, 2019 – Grand Rapids, MI-- 20 Monroe Live*^
Aug 21, 2019 –  Indianapolis, IN-- Lawn at White River*^
Aug 23, 2019 – Chicago, IL- Aragon Ballroom*^
Aug 24, 2019 –  Denver, CO-- The Fillmore*^
Aug 28, 2019 –  Salt Lake City, UT-- Union Event Center*
Aug 30, 2019 –  Phoenix, AZ-- Comerica Theater*^
Aug 31, 2019 –  Los Angeles, CA-- The Hollywood Palladium*^
Sept 1, 2019  – Las Vegas, NV-- Downtown Event

 Tiny Moving Parts Announce UK And Europe Tour.

Tiny Moving PartsSunday 26th May 2019
Following their performances at the Slam Dunk Festivals this weekend, Minnesota's Tiny Moving Parts have announced a headline tour of the UK & Europe for September and October, with support from Microwave (all dates) and Lizzy Farrall (EU only).

Speaking of the tour, frontman Dylan Mattheisen says, "We are beyond excited to be coming back to Europe and the UK! This year was our first time playing Slam Dunk and holy moly it was such a treat. We truly love playing shows over here, it seems every tour they get more and more fun! Having fun is awesome!"

The tour will see the trio play the following UK dates:

SEPTEMBER
21: SOUTHAMPTON 1865
22: CARDIFF The Globe
24: DUBLIN Grand Social
25: MANCHESTER Academy 3
26: GLASGOW Slay
27: BIRMINGHAM Institute 2
28: LONDON o2 Islington Academy
30: AMSTERDAM Melkweg

OCTOBER:
01: PARIS Supersonic
02: BRUSSELS Ancienne Belgique
03: COLOGNE Luxor
04: HAMBURG Uebel & Gefarlich
05: LEIPZIG Felsenkeller
06: BERLIN BiNuu
08: MUNICH Feierwerk
09: VIENNA Flex
10: BOLOGNA Locomotiv

 Alexisonfire Release New Single 'Complicit'.

AlexisonfireSunday 26th May 2019
ALEXISONFIRE unleash a brand new banger, “Complicit” today. Produced by AOF, long-time friend Karl Bareham (City and Colour), and mixed by Grammy-award winning Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse), the track comes on the heels of “Familiar Drugs” which marked the first time the band has released new music in almost 10 years.

“Complicit” is now available to stream and purchase via DSPs HERE. Also available is a standard Black 7” vinyl with a limited pressing of a Translucent Red variant randomly inserted throughout stock quantities. Along with the 7” vinyl, AOF will have a new “Complicit” inspired t-shirt designed by graphic artist Jeremy Dean, best known for his “Wonders of Black Flag” designs. Both music and merch can be found HERE.

Says George Pettit about the new track, “‘Complicit’ is about recognizing the unfair advantages that we are afforded as white, heterosexual males. It’s about rejecting regressionist ideas of racism, misogyny and hetero supremacy. It’s about accepting that there is no freedom and no future in a world that is not inclusive.”

Alexisonfire are set to begin tour next week with shows kicking off in London on June 1 followed by stops in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto. Joining the band are featured support acts Chastity and Child’s Pose in London, Angel Du$t and Drug Church in New York City and Drug Church and The Dirty Nil in Los Angeles. In Toronto, Glassjaw and The Dirty Nil will perform the first night at Budweiser Stage, with Quicksand and Moneen filling in as support for the second night.

In the words of George Pettit, “These are all bands we know and respect, and think are rad. Make sure you come early!” See below for ticket links.

Alexisonfire premiered the official video for “Familiar Drugs” last month, teaming up with Michael Maxxis who directed their personal favourite AOF video for “The Northern” and City and Colour’s “Fragile Bird”, “Thirst”, and “Lover Come Back”. Watch + share “Familiar Drugs” HERE. The band recently put on a spirited performance and gave an in-depth, candid interview at House of Strombo which is now available. Watch the House of Strombo performance HERE and the full interview HERE.

ALEXISONFIRE 2019 SHOW DATES

June 1 - London, UK @ Alexandra Palace - TICKETS
w/Chastity and Child’s Pose

June 7 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 - TICKETS
w/Angel Du$t

June 8 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (SOLD-OUT)
w/Drug Church

June 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern - TICKETS
w/Drug Church

June 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern (SOLD-OUT)
w/The Dirty Nil

June 15 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage (SOLD-OUT)
w/Glassjaw and The Dirty Nil

June 16 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage - TICKETS
w/Quicksand and Moneen

July 12 - Ottawa, ON @ RBC Bluesfest - Lebreton Flats TICKETS

Tour Admat: http://bit.ly/2DePEXC

Alexisonfire has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1/£11 from every ticket sold will be donated to Indspire to build a brighter future for Indigenous students. See below for details on all show dates. To purchase tickets for the remaining upcoming shows, visit theonlybandever.com.

 Riskee And The Ridicule Announce New Studio Album And Release New Single.

Riskee And The RidiculeSunday 26th May 2019
Given the current state of the world, anybody would be forgiven for being in a perpetual state of loss. There’s a tangible feeling of confusion, dismay and fracture on any street that leads to a preference for isolation or staring at our own private screens over physical interactions. However, what this often breeds is communities ready to ignite people with an energy to fight the malaise bred by injustice. Enter: Riskee and The Ridicule. A tour-de-force band of politics, protest and punk that practices what they preach and are spearheading such a charge. Growing up in Kent, the group had always been a staple of the UK DIY scene, but their fervent attitude and unique “Grime-Punk” rallied troops of dedicated fans across the world. This die-hard community, the seamless relationship between “artist” and “crowd”, is ever-expanding and the reason Riskee and The Ridicule have toured ruthlessly nationwide, across Europe, the USA and are now readying their third studio album, Body Bag Your Scene. br>
Today sees the release of the first single from Body Bag Your Scene, in the explosive shape of ‘Kaboom!’
You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/nDGGdhYIkZc

“Our song is about the blatant scare tactics used by the right-wing media to give the illusion of danger,” explains frontman Scott Picking. “This illusion creates the fear of being attacked, which naturally creates hostility. ‘We attack each other to the sound of their applause because their assets are safe if we’re coming for yours’.

We chose the word ‘Kaboom’ because of its use in comic books ‘to indicate a large explosion’. Comic books can print what they like, and people know its fiction. Newspapers do the same and people take it as the truth.”

Musically, the band meld their genre-spanning influences with their intent to challenge preconceptions. On the surface they may appear easy to read, when in fact Scott Picking (Vocals), Jimbo Aglony (Guitars, Vocals), Jordan Mann (Guitars, Vocals) and Matt Verrell (Drums, Vocals) are a gang of progressive punks who form a powerhouse of change. Full of fierce energy, the Kent quartet have motives resting among The Clash with relentless streams of wit, literacy and observational accuracy akin to The Smiths and a background in the UK Grime scene.

Following their DIY releases Dawn Of The Dog and 2017’s Blame Culture, the band have now signed with Bomber Music to release their third studio album, Body Bag Your Scene on June 28th. It’s a record that acknowledges their position as a band and showcases both a personal and musical evolution, building upon the style of their previous two albums but with more detailed and textured approaches to songwriting. Structures are more complex and themes broach darker subjects such as drug addiction, consent and the tabloid media with denser, heavier music to match.

“There was no outside pressure for us to do the album, so we wrote and recorded whatever we wanted. It turns out that because of that freedom, Body Bag Your Scene is Riskee and The Ridicule at our peak and most brutal yet. There’s definitely a darker side of this album, but there’s just as much tongue-in-cheek wordplay too.”

Body Bag Your Scene was written and recorded at breakneck speed, a reflection of its reactionary nature to the daily uncertainty projected upon us. Taking aim at the powers that be (“Our Time”), sexual exploitation (“Sex”) and the barrage of contradictory news (“Black, White & Grey”) it’s a record that holds a mirror to the world with simultaneously acerbic and humourous analysis.

Establishing themselves as an unstoppable live band who are not to be missed, Riskee and The Ridicule are about to set fire to the touch paper and ignite a necessary attack on the current state of unease. Body Bag Your Scene is available on June 28thvia Bomber Music.

Pre-order the album here: https://bit.ly/2VVJRla

 Bastille's To Release Third Studio album 'Doom Days' In June.

BastillesFriday 26th May 2019
Bastille's highly-anticipated third album Doom Dayscharts the course of a big night out, in search of distraction from the surrounding apocalypse. On release day, the band will invite fans to escape the outside world and step into a fully-immersive experience at a unique and innovative album launch event, "Still Avoiding Tomorrow".

Taking place at London's 9294 Studio in Hackney and supported by YouTube Music, author and playwright Charlotte Bogard Macleod has fused 3D sound and storytelling inspired by the new album, to create a special immersive theatrical experience.Three intriguing stories intertwine and fans will select which character's story to follow – using headphones - while Doom Daysscenarios are acted out around them.

The crowd will then join the band for a journey through the Doom Days album as as they play the record live, in its entirety for the very first time, which will be streamed globally on YouTube here 

Tickets tickets available here
Presale: Wed 29thMay 10 am 
General Sale: Fri 31stMay 10am 

The band recently announced a series of club shows, entitled The Doom DaysClub Tour which sold out instantly. The shows will give fans the opportunity to hear the record played live in its entirety in far reaching corners of the UK away from the traditional touring route in December.

Doom Daysfinds Bastille at their most lyrically provocative, most accomplished, and most vital. It taps into globally anxieties whilst also working on a much more intimate level, celebrating real human connections and urges us to keep searching for moments of elation. It's an album that starts in the middle of an Uber ride through the city streets and ends waking on the kitchen floor with the healing sounds of euphoric new single Joy.

Over the course of nearly a decade together, Bastille's unique sound - that cinematic, melancholic pop that masks the bleak realities reflected in their lyrics - has connected with audiences across the globe like no other British band in recent memory. Having sold over 8 million albums and with accumulated global streams reaching over 6.5 billion, the band continue to be one of Spotify's top 40 most listened to artists in the world. Their previous albums both debuted at No.1 in the U.K. and charted top 10 in the U.S

THE DOOM DAYS CLUB NIGHTS IN DECEMBER

Friday 29 Nov 2019 – Coventry – Warwick Arts Centre SOLD OUT
Sat 30 Nov 2019 – Carlisle – The Sands Centre SOLD OUT
Sun 01 Dec 2019 – Aberdeen – Music Hall SOLD OUT
Tue 03 Dec 2019 – Bradford – St. George's Hall SOLD OUT
Wed 04 Dec 2019 – Grimsby – Auditorium SOLD OUT
Thu 05 Dec 2019 – Llandudno – Venue Cymru Theatre SOLD OUT
Sat 07 Dec 2019 – Torquay – The Foundry SOLD OUT
Sun 08 Dec 2019 – Portsmouth – Pyramids Centre SOLD OUT
Mon 09 Dec 2019 – Margate – Winter Gardens SOLD OUT

 Waterparks Back With New Single.

WaterparksFriday 24th May 2019

Waterparks have today announced their signing to Hopeless Records and shared new single, 'Turbulent', a stream/download for the track is available here, and a visual here.

With the release of 'Turbulent' and their signing to Hopeless, the band is ushering in their new "green" era, the first live shows of which come this weekend in the UK on the Monster Stage (Main Stage) at the Slam Dunk Festivals.

Upcoming tour dates:
May 25 - Leeds, Temple Newsam Park - Slam Dunk Festival
May 26 - Hatfield, Hatfield Park - Slam Dunk Festival

 The Amazons Announce November UK Tour.

The AmazonsTuesday 21st May 2019
The Amazons announce their November UK headline tour, their biggest run of shows to date. The tour will see them play to 25,000 people across the country, including London's Brixton Academy. 
The band also today release upcoming single '25', taken from new album 'Future Dust' which will be released on 24th May on Fiction Records. Listen to '25' here.

'25' boasts drums inspired by Iggy Pop's Lust For Life with nods to Queens Of The Stone Age and is a lyrical self-analysis of lead singer Matthew Thomson's view of being 25.

He says of the track, "I wrote 25 two months before I turned 25, to try to work out where I am in life. The song mimics the confusion that I constantly feel, that everyone my age feels. Are we all narcissists or are we really switched on?"
 
Fuck fooling about. Containing Radio 1 playlisted 'Doubt It' and 'Mother', from as soon as it bursts out of the blocks, 'Future Dust' barely pauses for breath. The Amazons' sublime second album is as explosive as expected from the Reading rockers and is packed with surprises no one saw coming.

 'Future Dust' is an album that retools rock's dark past for the present day while having an absolute blast. Loose blues grooves, religious references and falsetto backing vocals abound on songs that explore issues including social media witch hunts, eating disorders and depression, but never lose sight of a singalong.

"We were searching for a heavier sound and we found it by delving back through the blues," says singer Matthew Thomson. "From Led Zeppelin, we discovered Howlin' Wolf and immersed ourselves in his back catalogue. I read Hellfire, the Jerry Lee Lewis biography, and fell in love with the Biblical language that was used to describe his 'devil music'.

"As much as the songs, it was the stories and characters that we loved. Playing boogie-woogie piano in murky clubs sounds pretty tame now, but back then, it was raw and dangerous. We wanted to capture that with a dirtier, grittier, sexier sound."

The Amazons were the most hotly tipped band of 2017 and followed through with their debut album reaching #8 in the official chart. From BBC Radio 1 and 6 music A lists, to rounding off the campaign with a sold out tour including London's Kentish Town Forum, The Amazons are now a rock band poised for greatness in 2019.

The band will be playing a homecoming Reading gig at Reading University on 27th May as well as a host of festivals over the summer, before heading out on their biggest UK tour to date.

Tour dates:
25/05/19                 Radio 1's Big Weekend                           Middlesbrough, UK
26/05/19                 Neighbourhood Weekender                 Warrington, UK
27/05/19                 Reading University                                    Reading, UK
06/06/19                 MTV Plymouth                                           Plymouth, UK
30/06/19                 Community Festival                                  London, UK
14/07/19                 TRNSMT Festival                    Glasgow, UK
23/08/19                 Leeds Festival                                             Leeds, UK
25/08/19                 Reading Festival                      Reading, UK
08/11/19             O2 Academy 1                             Birmingham, UK
09/11/19             O2 Academy 1                             Leeds, UK
11/11/19             Rock City                                         Nottingham, UK
12/11/19              O2 Academy 1                            Newcastle, UK
13/11/19             The Barrowland Ballroom         Glasgow, UK
15/11/19              Manchester Academy              Manchester, UK
16/11/19             Great Hall                                       Cardiff, UK
17/11/19             O2 Academy 1                             Bristol, UK
19/11/19             O2 Academy                                 Bournemouth, UK
20/11/19              UEA                              Norwich, UK
22/11/19              O2 Academy Brixton                London, UK

 Mallory Knox Announce HEadline UK Tour.

Mallory KnoxTuesday 21st May 2019
Mallory Knox have announced a headline tour in September and October, which will follow the release of their just-announced self-titled album. 'Mallory Knox' will be out 16 August via A Wolf At Your Door and the band released a new single from it - 'White Lies' - last week.

"This tour will take us back to a lot of places we haven't visited in years & in some cases to places we've never played before," says vocalist and bassist Sam Douglas. "It's gonna be great to get back out there & finally show everyone what we've been working on for so long."

Those who pre-order the album in the next two days will receive a code to access a special pre-sale link from Wednesday. General on sale from this Friday.

"We've been waiting a long time to release new music that really represents what we are about now," says Sam of the band's new material. "The album was recorded over four different sessions & 'White Lies' was the last song we wrote for the record. I feel like it's the song I've always wanted to write & collectively we're all very proud of it."

They say that you only get one self-titled album in your career, so you better make it count. Yet there was something about this collection of songs that the band, completed by guitarists Joe Savins and James Gillett and drummer Dave Rawling, just felt was absolutely perfect for such a moniker. To listen to these 12 slices of riff-wrangling majesty is to hear Mallory Knox in their truest and most cohesive form.

Mallory Knox will also play a special album release show in their hometown of Cambridge on 16 August, as well as Hang Tight Festival in Blackpool on 02 June and Truck Festival in Oxfordshire on 27 July.   
ALBUM RELEASE SHOW:
August
16/08 Junction, Cambridge UK  - album release show
UK HEADLINE TOUR:
September
15/09 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16/09 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
17/09 The Fleece, Bristol
19/09 The Horn, St Albans
20/09 Met Lounge, Peterborough
21/09 BlackMarket VIP, Hastings
23/09 Phase 1, Liverpool
24/09 Gorilla, Manchester
25/09 Foundary, Sheffield
27/09 Underworld Camden, London
29/09 The Boileroom, Guildford
30/09 Mama Roux's, Birmingham
October
01/10 Waterfront Studio, Norwich
02/10 Polar Bear, Hull
04/10 MK11, Milton Keynes
06/10 Key Club, Leeds
07/10 Think Tank?, Newcastle
09/10 Cavern, Exeter
10/10 Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham
11/10 The Shed, Leicester
12/10 Booking Hall, Dover
13/10 Esquires, Bedford

 All get Out To Release 'The Northport Sessions EP'.

All Get OutTuesday 21st May 2019
The fire is aroused – Combichrist are back, with their full arsenal on show. Precise. Lurking. Merciless. The bands ninth studio album "One Fire" will be released on 7th of June, and it shows a band at the top of their game.

Cold industrial, heavy riffs seal a sinister alliance, driven by pounding rhythms, forged in 15 years of successful career. Because "One Fire" is rooted in the past glories and also looking forward in one. Formed of aggressive music and unchained live shows around the full globe, Combichrist return to their roots and celebrate the sound that made them great. They receive support by Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) who provides vocals for "Guns At Last Dawn". Provided with a cover that expresses pure chaos crafted by Deka Sepdian (known by the fashion line „Deathrod" by singer Andy LaPlague), "One Fire" is an album that enables you to channel and overcome your anger and frustration.

"One Fire" will be released as simple CD and as 2-CD Digipak. 

The band also has something special for vinyl fans: the limited Double Vinyl we be released in orange and pink, not only with different vinyl colors but also with colourwise fitting covers, and additionally one record is a picture vinyl with two different motifs. And if you want the full program, your choice is the box limited on 1000 units and handnumbered, including the Digipak, an additional Bonus Remix CD, Keyholder, Hipsterbag and of course the Certificate of Authenticity. 

Track list
1. Intro
2. Hate Like Me
3. Broken United
4. Guns At Last Dawn
5. Lobotomy
6. One Fire
7. Bottle Of Pain
8. 2045
9. Interlude
10. Understand
11. California Uber Alles
12. Last Days Under The Sun
13. The Other
Latest Single 'Understand' Video Out Now 
Watch it HERE

 King Hobo Release New Single.

King HoboTuesday 21st May 2019
Power trio KING HOBO - comprised of Thomas Juneor Andersson (Kamchatka) on vocals, guitars, and percussion, Per Wiberg (Kamchatka / Spiritual Beggars / Candlemass / ex-Opeth) on vocals, bass, and keys, and Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch) on drums - have today shared a third new track, titled "Dragon's Tail". The song is taken from their upcoming album 'Mauga', which is set for release on May 31.

KING HOBO have previously unveiled new songs “Hobo Ride“ and “Listen Here“. All available links (including iTunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify) can be found here: https://KingHobo.lnk.to/Mauga.

The album was produced by Tobias Strandvik and recorded at his studio in Varberg, Sweden. The album cover is designed by Per Wiberg himself. Per explains, ”I wanted to pay homage to all the great labels that inspired the music we play, like Chess, Atlantic, Vee-Jay, Prestige, & Blue Note for example. All these labels had a classy design in their heyday which was immediately recognisable. That’s why our image is in tri-tone, and the names of the band members together with the label and stereo logo are mentioned on the front cover. The sci-fi imagery is our little twist.”

'Mauga' Track Listing:
 1. Hobo Ride
2. Dragon’s Tail
3. King Blues
4. Good Stuff
5. Mauga
6. How Come We’re Blind
7. Listen Here
8. Move To The City
9. Twilight Harvest Pt. I & II
10. New Or-sa-leans* (*bonus track on the digital release only)

Record label Weathermaker Music will release a limited 12" gatefold LP which has been autographed by the three musicians on the inner sleeve, and a digital 10-track version that includes the song "New Or-sa-leans" as a bonus. 

Jean-Paul Gaster on how KING HOBO began:
Per and I met in 2003 when Spiritual Beggars and Clutch were touring Europe together. Within the first hour of meeting him, he and I had an in depth conversation about the blues and funk and how the Bad Brains were one of the most important bands of all time. Even though we grew up in countries thousands of miles apart we had an immediate kinship through our love of the music. 

In the summer 2005, Clutch and Opeth were on the Sounds of the Underground tour. Per was playing with Opeth at the time. After the show he and I would often hang out enjoying a cold beer and listening to everything from Captain Beyond to Black Uhuru and Miles Davis. On a hot and humid evening somewhere in the mid-west one of these listening sessions led to us setting up gear in the bus parking lot and holding an open jam in what we called the funk tent. These jams are where the King Hobo seeds were planted. 

It was at one of the Sounds of the Underground tour dates that Per played me a new release by a Swedish band called Kamchatka. I was blown away by the man playing guitar! He had a soulful voice and played like Stevie Ray Vaughn. This was my introduction to the powerhouse singer and guitarist Thomas Anderson.

Thomas Juneor Andersson on the sound of KING HOBO:

In a metaphorical way this is the sound of two continents meeting; Europe, particularly Sweden, and the United States and here particularly the East coast. When we play, all hell breaks loose. Our music can, at times, be intense and loud, and then again almost like a whisper. Per and JP are my role models, as people and musicians and it's a huge honour to play with them. We play what we feel and that's the sound of this album. We are three musicians from different parts of the world, friends actually, who are having a musical conversation, as grownups do.

Per Wiberg on the recording of 'Mauga':
We recorded this album the same way as the first, live in the rehearsal room. It’s quite a liberating process compared to how a lot of albums are recorded these days. We set up our gear in a circle and go full on, no headphones or screens to seal off the amps or drums. We jam all through the day to see what we come up with, arrange it on the spot and record.  I really like the fact that it doesn’t feel like a regular recording situation with monitors, click tracks, and what not. It feels a lot more exclusive and kinda like a proper gig actually, plus we don’t have to worry what it’s gonna sound like live either, cause this is live in the raw!

The hang out part and easy going vibe adds a lot to how we play together as well and none of this would happen if we didn’t have a guy we trusted in the studio. Toby Strandvik did a tremendous job this time with the technical side of things as this way of recording might not be an engineers’ wet dream so to speak.

The journey has just as much worth as the destination to us and I think we found the 'Hobo way of capturing the moment."

 Bruce springsteen To Release First Studio Album In Five Years.

Bruce SpringsteenTuesday 21st May 2019
Columbia Records will release 'Western Stars', Springsteen’s 19th studio album, on 14th June. The 13 tracks of Western Stars were recorded primarily at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey, with additional recording in California and New York, and encompass a sweeping range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope. Ron Aniello produced Western Stars with Springsteen, and the album's musical arrangements include strings, horns, pedal steel and contributions from more than 20 other players.

“This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements,” says Springsteen. “It's a jewel box of a record.”

'Hello Sunshine' from the new record was released in April.

Bruce Springsteen’s first new studio album in five years takes his music to a new place, drawing inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. 'Western Stars' is available for pre-order now here.

‘Western Stars’ track listing

1. Hitch Hikin’
2. The Wayfarer
3. Tucson Train
4. Western Stars
5. Sleepy Joe’s Café
6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
7. Chasin’ Wild Horses
8. Sundown
9. Somewhere North of Nashville
10. Stones
11. There Goes My Miracle
12. Hello Sunshine
13. Moonlight Motel

All songs written by Bruce Springsteen.

Bruce Springsteen’s recording career spans over 40 years, beginning with 1973's ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ’ (Columbia Records). He has garnered 20 Grammys, won an Oscar and a Tony, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Kennedy Centre Honour and was MusiCares’ 2013 Person of the Year. Springsteen’s memoir ‘Born to Run’ (Simon & Schuster) and its companion album ‘Chapter and Verse’ were released in September 2016, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016. His historic 236-show run of ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre from October 2017 to December 2018 also yielded an accompanying soundtrack album and Netflix special.

 Black Star Riders Announce New Studio Album 'Another State Of Grace'.

Black Star RidersTuesday 21st May 2019
Nuclear Blast are delighted to announce the release of Black Star Riders new studio album "Another State Of Grace" on the 6thSeptember 2019. The band will support the record with a full UK and Ireland tour in October 2019 with additional dates in other territories to be announced in the near future.

"Another State Of Grace" sees the band deliver another stunning collection of songs. The bands new members Chad Szeliga (Drums) and Christian Martucci (Lead Guitar)further developing the band's burgeoning reputation as one of the most essential contemporary rock acts. Recorded at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California in February 2017, "Another State Of Grace" was produced & mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep).

Longtime supporter Joe Elliott, vocalist of Def Leppard says "I've been an ardent supporter ever since they started their journey having moved away from being Thin Lizzy and becoming a legitimate band in their own right. For me, this is by far their best effort to date"

Vocalist Ricky Warwick says, "This has probably been the most enjoyable experience in the studio I have had making a record. The vibe and commitment the boys brought into this was stellar. Our most anthemic and soulful album to date. I'm very proud and excited for people to hear Another State Of Grace !"

The album is available on CD, vinyl and vinyl picture disc, limited edition boxset and limited edition light green vinyl. Full album tracklisting for all formats below:

CD:
1.Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down
2. Another State Of Grace
3. Ain't The End Of The World
4. Underneath The Afterglow
5. Soldier In The Ghetto
6.Why Do You Love Your Guns?
7. Standing In The Line Of Fire 
8. What Will It Take?
9. In The Shadow Of The War Machine
10. Poisoned Heart

Vinyl and Vinyl Pic Disc
Side A:
1.Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down
2. Another State Of Grace
3. Ain't The End Of The World
4. Underneath The Afterglow
5. Soldier In The Ghetto
Side B:
1 Why Do You Love Your Guns?
2. Standing In The Line Of Fire
3. What Will It Take?
4. In The Shadow Of The War Machine
5. Poisoned Heart

Limited Edition Box Set
Limited Digipack CD
1.Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down
2. Another State Of Grace
3. Ain't The End Of The World
4. Underneath The Afterglow
5. Soldier In The Ghetto
6.Why Do You Love Your Guns?
7. Standing In The Line Of Fire 
8. What Will It Take?
9. In The Shadow Of The War Machine
10. Poisoned Heart
11.Candidate For Heartbreak (bonus track)
Limited Gold Coloured Vinyl
Side A:
1.Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down
2. Another State Of Grace
3. Ain't The End Of The World
4. Underneath The Afterglow
5. Soldier In The Ghetto
Side B:
1 Why Do You Love Your Guns?
2. Standing In The Line Of Fire
3. What Will It Take?
4. In The Shadow Of The War Machine
5. Poisoned Heart
+ Hip Flask, Poster, Photocard

Limited Edition Light Green Vinyl (mail order only)
Side A:
1.Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down
2. Another State Of Grace
3. Ain't The End Of The World
4. Underneath The Afterglow
5. Soldier In The Ghetto
Side B:
1 Why Do You Love Your Guns?
2. Standing In The Line Of Fire
3. What Will It Take?
4. In The Shadow Of The War Machine
5. Poisoned Heart

Album pre-order is available HERE

The band previous album, "Heavy Fire", was released in 2017 and enjoyed widespread fan and critical acclaim.  The album enjoyed success in many countries and went on to score multiple high chart placings & radio playlists.  They toured extensively in support of the release with notable appearances on the SOLD OUT Rock Legend's VI cruise out of Florida, alongside Sammy Hagar and Bad Company and very successful tour of North and South America with metal legends Judas Priest.

Previous albums 'All Hell Breaks Loose', 'The Killer Instinct' and 'Heavy Fire' have paved the way for Black Star Riders to be recognized as a powerful force in contemporary Rock n' Roll. 'Another State of Grace' will be once again released by Nuclear Blast.  

After a lengthy period off the road, Black Star Ridersare back with a 15 date UK & Ireland Tour with special guests Stone Brokenand Wayward Sons. Dates for Black Star Riders 2019 UK & Ireland Tour are:

Thursday 10thOctober                                   O2 Academy, Bristol
Friday 11thOctober                                         Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Saturday 12thOctober                                    O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Sunday 13thOctober                                       William Aston Hall, Wrexham
Wednesday 16thOctober                              Academy, Dublin *
Thursday 17thOctober                                   Limelight, Belfast *
Friday 18thOctober                                         Braehead Arena, Glasgow 
Saturday 19thOctober                                    O2 Academy, Newcastle
Sunday 20thOctober                                       Rock City, Nottingham
Tuesday 22ndOctober                                    De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Wednesday 23rdOctober                              O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Thursday 24thOctober                                   University Great Hall, Cardiff
Friday 25thOctober                                         Steel Mill, Wolverhampton
Saturday 26thOctober                                    O2 Academy, Leeds
Sunday 27thOctober                                       O2 Ritz, Manchester
 
* BSR and Stone Broken Only    § BSR Only as Guests to Saxon

 Volbeat Release New Single And Announce New Album And UK Tour.

VolbeatTuesday 21st May 2019
Multi-platinum, Danish rock band VOLBEAT confirm their return with their seventh album 'Rewind, Replay, Rebound', set for release via Vertigo Records on August 2nd.

VOLBEAT - Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) - have built upon their distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll sound they are known for, while reaching for new creative summits. “The whole point for us going into the studio, is because you still have something to prove - not just for the fans, but mostly for yourself,” says Poulsen. “We would not be able to do this record if it wasn’t for the work we have done in the past. No matter how old the band gets or how many records we do, there is always going to be that signature sound.” 

'Rewind, Replay, Rebound'is available for pre-order on all formats here, including a 2CD deluxe edition, a special deluxe edition box set, and transparent and blue coloured vinyl limited to 1000 copies each.

Today, VOLBEAT also shares the music video for new song "Leviathan". Watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siIaaBIVbZE and get the song at: https://umg.lnk.to/Leviathan.

At this point in their already storied career, VOLBEAT has opened for Metallica, Motorhead, and Slipknot, garnered the 2014 Best Metal Performance Grammy nomination for “Room 24” and won multiple Danish Music Awards. For this album, they mine their own personal histories and that of their genre: “Last Day Under The Sun” lyrics are inspired by a book about Johnny Cash. Poulsen admits, “When I read his book, he went through tough times with alcohol and drugs... He walked into a cave to lay down to die. But he wakes up and feels like he has been given a second chance…” The song “When We Were Kids” finds VOLBEAT ruminating on immortality and innocence we naively experience in our youth, while “Rewind The Exit” and “Die To Live” both explore how the pursuit of perfection can be a hollow goal.

'Rewind, Replay, Rebound' was produced by long-time collaborator Jacob Hansen and co-produced by Rob Caggiano and Michael Poulsen. This marks the first studio album with Kaspar Boye Larsen on bass. To achieve the album’s sound, the band also drew upon a myriad of guests. In addition to again working with backing vocalist Mia Maja on several tracks, they also reunited with the Harlem Gospel Choir. “Cheapside Sloggers” features a ripping guitar solo by Exodus and Slayer guitarist, Gary Holt. Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon is featured on “Die To Live,” the result of touring together and a love for the singer’s gruff and powerful style. Fallon comments, "A few months back, totally out of the blue, I got an email from Michael asking if I’d be interested in singing on a new Volbeat track. I was really surprised and even more so flattered. I gave it a listen and was sold. “Die To Live” is right up my alley because it’s a straight no chaser rock and roller."  Raynier Jacob Jacildo (piano) and Doug Corocran (saxophone) of JD McPherson’s band also lend their talents to the song. Ultimately, VOLBEAT have not lost their passion to create and progress. It’s that which keeps them hungry - and musically honest on the new album.

Today, the band also announces the first leg of the “Rewind, Replay, Rebound” world tour, with support from Baroness & Danko Jones. This tour will see the band performing in cities including London, Madrid, Berlin, Hamburg, and Stockholm (full dates below) and tickets for all dates will go on sale here on Friday, May 24th at 9AM BST. Anyone who pre-orders the album from the official Volbeat store will receive a pre-sale code allowing them first access to the 2019 European headline tour (Euro/UK store only) starting at 10AM local time on Tuesday, May 21st. Members of the Rebels and Angels fan club will also have access to ticket pre-sales at 1PM local time.

The band have previously announced that they will join Slipknot on their extensive Knotfest Roadshow North American Tour as special guests, alongside Gojira and Behemoth. That 29-date tour will kick off July 26th (full dates below). Tickets for these dates are on sale now here.

VOLBEAT emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring and six beloved albums. Their last studio album Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie debuted at #1 in seven countries including Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Austria, and Switzerland. In Canada and Norway, the album entered the charts at #2, in the USA at #4 and in the UK at #16. Most recently the band released Let’s Boogie! Live At Telia Parken, a concert film and album documenting their landmark 2017 Copenhagen show in front of 48,250 fans, the largest show a Danish band has ever performed in Denmark.

 Mallory Knox Announce New Album.

Marllory KnoxTuesday 21st May 2019
Mallory Knox have announced that their next album will be self titled and is set for release 16 August via A Wolf At Your Door Records. The band will play a special album release show in Cambridge at The Junction that very day. They've released a new single 'White Lies' alongside this announcement.

"We've been waiting a long time to release new music that really represents what we are about now," says Mallory Knox vocalist and bassist Sam Douglas, continuing "The album was recorded over four different sessions & 'White Lies' was the last song we wrote for the record. I feel like it's the song I've always wanted to write & collectively we're all very proud of it."

'Mallory Knox' is the sound of a band breaking away from whatever is expected of them and creating art that best represents them. It's the album that has been building up inside of Mallory Knox for years and is ready to shatter as many perceptions as it possibly can. "This is the first time that we have wanted a Mallory album to make sense across the board" Sam explains. "It's a carefree, no strings attached record where we have done everything completely our way. If we were to stop right now, this is the album that I would show people that best represents us."

They say that you only get one self-titled album in your career, so you better make it count. Yet there was something about this collection of songs that the band, completed by guitarists Joe Savins and James Gillett and drummer Dave Rawling, just felt was absolutely perfect for such a moniker. To listen to these 12 slices of riff-wrangling majesty is to hear Mallory Knox in their truest and most cohesive form.

'MALLORY KNOX' Tracklisting:
1. Psycho Killer
2. White Lies
3. The World I Know
4. Livewire
5. Wherever
6. Freaks
7. Fine Lines
8. Black Holes
9. 4
10. Radio
11. Heartbreak Lover
12. Guts

 Good Riddance Announce New Studio Album.

Good RiddanceTuesday 21st May 2019
our summer just got better: acclaimed Santa Cruz punkers, Good Riddance, will release a new album entitled Thoughts and Prayers on July 19th!  For more than 25 years, Good Riddance has delivered melodic hardcore anthems that take on injustice in all forms...from social, to political, to personal. Today, we unleash the first single, “Don’t Have Time,” via YouTubeSpotify, or any of your preferred digital providers. Produced and mixed by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore—who’ve helmed every Good Riddance album since 1999’s Operation Phoenix.

Digital pre-orders are available today and come with the added bonus of ONE “instant grat” track. Head to Bandcamp, iTunes, and most other digital stores to get it. Additionally, from each sale of Thoughts and Prayers, fifty cents will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank and Never Again MSD

Then, be sure to catch Good Riddance playing live on tour. For all the dates and info, head here!

or more than 25 years, Good Riddance has written tuneful punk anthems that take on injustice in all forms, from social to political to personal. That spirit drove classic albums like For God and Country, A Comprehensive Guide to Moderne Rebellion, and Ballads from the Revolution, and it carries through to the new Thoughts and Prayers (Fat Wreck Chords, July 19), Good Riddance’s second album since reforming in 2012.

As a voice of resistance through four presidential administrations, Good Riddance seems well-suited for these fraught times—but don’t expect a bunch of obvious anti-45 screeds.

“I don’t particularly want to write about a person, but I’m keen to write about the undercurrent and political and social climate that could bring about the ascension of somebody like that—because I feel like, unfortunately, that’s going to be more timeless,” says vocalist Russ Rankin.

But the anxiety and anger of the day is palpable on Thoughts and Prayers, a title taken from the inane platitudes spouted by politicians after mass shootings. “Our Great Divide” reflects the unprecedented polarization of American society over a classic three-chord progression and breakneck beat. “No King But Caesar” warily eyes the destructiveness of complacency, and the dire warning of “Pox Americana” would be too much to bear without its vocal harmonies and soaring guitar. But Thoughts and Prayers isn’t without light. Opener “Edmund Pettus Bridge” imagines “one billion hearts entwined in revolution,” and “Wish You Well” boasts one of the catchiest choruses of Good Riddance’s long discography.

Produced and mixed once again by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore—who’ve helmed every Good Riddance album since 1999’s Operation PhoenixThoughts and Prayers boasts the band’s signature sound of highly melodic, fast-paced punk, but with a new wrinkle: a song sung mostly in Spanish, “Lo Que Sucede.”

“I always wanted to push myself to write a song in Spanish,” Rankin says. “I can speak Spanish pretty well, and I’ve always thought that punk and hardcore songs sung in Spanish sound especially pissed off.”

“Especially pissed off” applies to Thoughts and Prayers in general, considering the issues Good Riddance has sung about for nearly three decades have not only remained, but worsened. “I had this naive thought when our band first started that we’re going to change the world, and we’re going to open people’s eyes to the injustices of the world,” Rankin says. Good Riddance may not have changed the world, they’ve opened plenty of eyes. Fans constantly tell the band how their music introduced them to vegetarianism, social awareness, and political action.

“Just because you can’t see tangible change right in front of your face doesn’t mean that it’s not happening,” Rankin says. “You don’t know the positive effect you can change in the world by just sort of pushing against reality every day, pushing against the arbitrary boundaries that are set up for us by the status quo. That’s what keeps us going.”

Thoughts and Prayers will be available July 19, and $.50 from each sale will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank and Never Again MSD. It follows 2015’s Peace in Our Time, which Punknews hailed as “an awesome return,” Scene Point Blank called “as good of a comeback as we could have expected,” and Dying Scene simply said “fucking rules.”

Thoughts and Prayers tracks:
1. Edmund Pettus Bridge
2. Rapture
3. Don’t Have Time
4. Our Great Divide
5. Wish You Well
6. Precariat
7. No King But Caesar
8. Who We Are
9. No Safe Place
10. Pox Americana
11. Lo Que Sucede
12. Requisite Catastrophes

 Mayday PArade Announce Summer Shows.

Mayday ParadeTuesday 21st May 2019
Mayday Parade have announced UK and Europe headline shows around their Reading and Leeds Festival performance this August. 

You can see Mayday Parade at the following dates:
18th August - Highfield Festival - Grobposna Germany
20th August - Circolo Magnolia - Milan, Italy
21st August - KUFA - Lyss, Switzerland
23rd August - Leeds Festival - Leeds, England
24th August - Liquid Room - Edinburgh, Scotland
25th August - Reading Festival - Reading, England

Speaking on the announce shows bassist Jeremy Lenzo said 'We realised we missed a few places last time we were in Europe & the UK so we thought it was only fair we make up for it. We're looking forward to coming back to Italy, Switzerland & Scotland for some headlining shows in between Highfield Festival and Reading & Leeds.'
The band recently released a new music video for 'Never Sure.'
Watch 'Never Sure' here
The rollicking track & video highlight the live energy that has cemented the Tallahassee, FL five-piece - Derek Sanders (vocals), Jeremy Lenzo (bass), Alex Garcia (guitar), Brooks Betts (guitar), Jake Bundrick (drums) - as road-favorites over their career. "Never Sure" comes from their most recent album Sunnyland, which was released in June of 2018 via Rise Records and debuted at #7 and #9 on Billboard's Alternative and Independent Albums Charts, respectively.
 

 Bloodstock Festival Adds Loads More Bands To 2019 Festival.

Bloodstock FestivalTuesday 14th May 2019
BLOODSTOCK have locked down the last handful of Ronnie James Dio main stage and Sophie Lancaster stage bands, as the Metal 2 The Masses finals roll through the UK to find the best of the grass roots to flesh out the New Blood stage. BLOODSTOCK can also reveal that a limited number of day tickets for 2019's event will go on sale at the end of May. Don't miss out - sign up for a reminder here.

BLOODSTOCK's final main stage band are classic UK thrash squad, XENTRIX, who are set to play on Friday.  Having recently signed to Listenable Records, the band are set to release a new studio album, 'Bury The Pain' on 7th June.  Check out the brand new track, 'Bleeding Out' here; https://youtu.be/vFgiw7XOiGo.  The album has been produced by Andy Sneap and you can pre-order it over at www.shop-listenable.net/en/268_xentrix.

Joining the Sophie stage bill on Friday are British death metallers, KARYBDIS.  The band released their third studio album, 'In The Shadow Of Paradise' last year, which you can pick up over on their Bandcamp page; https://karybdis.bandcamp.com/.  Watch the video for the title track and get yourself up to speed - https://youtu.be/g09x4f8cVUc.

A former winner of BLOODSTOCK's Metal 2 The Masses competition back in 2012, melodic metal crew CONTROL THE STORM have gone from strength to strength, and we're delighted to now welcome them to Friday's Sophie stage. With plans afoot to release their second album, 'Forevermore' this summer, hopefully they'll treat everyone to some new songs live! See what you think of new single 'Follow Me' at https://youtu.be/7SzIq8yc0T4 and if you dig it, help them along by contributing to their Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/controlthestorm/control-the-storm-forevermore-help-fund-the-album.

The pioneers of Norwegian Viking Metal, HELHEIM land a Saturday set on the Sophie stage. Hailing from Bergen, you can find their latest blackened sounds on new album, 'Rignir', released late last month by Dark Essence, who have kindly added no less than three songs from it to their YouTube channel, including the title track at https://youtu.be/ECRCW94pW_o.

There's more from our Norwegian brethren, with GUARDIANS OF TIME also bagging a Saturday slot on the Sophie stage to showcase their brand of heavy/power metal. Don't know them yet? Their fifth album, 'Tearing Up The World' came out in Oct 2018 and features guest appearances from none other than Abbath and Tim 'Ripper' Owens. Investigate that title track with Abbath here - https://youtu.be/69ItcYo8txU.

Bulgarian metalheads, ODD CREW also land a Saturday slot.  The band take their influences from classic metal like Black Sabbath through artists like Pantera through to modern day acts like Killswitch Engage.  Check 'em out storming through 'Death Trap' here; https://youtu.be/MSpAig3cxaI.  The band released their fifth studio album, 'The Lost Pages' last year, which you can check out on Spotify or via all major DSPs.

Making your travel plans yet?  The good folks at BIG GREEN COACH have added an extra 13 pick-up points for their BOA coaches this year!  Travel direct from your town and get dropped off inside the BLOODSTOCK gates, bringing your camping gear and supplies with you!  Say hello to a total of 34 locations, with prices for a return ticket starting at just £32.  The full list now runs as follows; ABERDEEN, BIRKENHEAD, BIRMINGHAM, BRADFORD, BOURNEMOUTH, BRISTOL, CAMBRIDGE, CARDIFF, CARLISLE, CHESTER, DUNDEE, EDINBURGH, EXETER, GLASGOW, GLOUCESTER, LANCASTER, LEEDS, LIVERPOOL, LONDON (Victoria Coach Station), MANCHESTER, MIDDLESBROUGH, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, NEWPORT, NORWICH, OXFORD, PERTH, PLYMOUTH, PRESTON, SHEFFIELD, SOUTHAMPTON, SUNDERLAND, SWANSEA, TAUNTON and WORCESTER.   Head over to www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel to book your seat or your coach + ticket bundle!   BIG GREEN COACH's services were hugely popular last year and many routes sold out in advance of the event, so please book now to guarantee your spot!  If you're coming by train instead and need a shuttle ride from Lichfield City rail station to the festival site, BIG GREEN COACH do those too, so click to their site to secure your place for just £10 (it's more expensive on the day) and get ahead of the rush!

VIP tickets are down to very limited numbers so grab yours if you want one, including limited Podpads, Bellepads, and Octopads, plus limited remaining VIP upgrades (for those who've already purchased a standard ticket).  Luxpads are already SOLD OUT! For full details click here.  Standard weekend tickets are also in the ticket store, priced £145 (+ fees), snap yours up here. There are also child weekend tickets available, and don't forget that children under 4 go free!

Friday night's headliner SABATON, Saturday's top dogs PARKWAY DRIVE and Sunday's bill toppers SCORPIONS, join ANTHRAX, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CODE ORANGE, POWERWOLF, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, THY ART IS MURDER, TESSERACT, METAL CHURCH, SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, SWALLOW THE SUN, EVIL SCARECROW, ROSS THE BOSS, GRAND MAGUS, ROTTING CHRIST, ABORTED, SKELETAL REMAINS, ALL HAIL THE YETI, INCITE, HYPOCRISY and many more on the Catton Park stages this August.  With more bands to come, stay tuned for even more artists to be announced soon!

 New Model Army Announce UK Tour.

New Model ArmyTuesday 14th May 2019
In October 1980 three musicians took to the stage in their hometown of Bradford to play a gig under the name New Model Army. Led by frontman and songwriter Justin Sullivan, this was the start of a remarkable journey which, almost 40 years on, has seen New Model Army develop a fervent worldwide fanbase and reach multiple milestones of both creative and commercial success.

Members have changed over the years and musical styles have evolved but at the heart of the band Justin has remained, along with a distinct and sincere belief in the power of music to inspire and effect change on a personal and political scale, both locally and globally. With the band's hugely acclaimed albums Between Dog And Wolf (2013) and Winter (2016) bringing renewed critical appreciation, chart success and an ever-growing audience of new fans to join the legion of faithful devotees, New Model Army return in 2019 with one of the finest records of their career.

From Here was recorded earlier this year on the tiny Norwegian island of Giske at the beautiful Ocean Sound Recordings studio and reflects the spectacular isolation of that environment yet has profound messages for the world we all live in and the times we are experiencing.
 
"We all have different lives and different tastes in almost everything, including music", say the band. "One thing we have in common is the love of bleak, open, cold, rugged landscapes – water, snow, rock. So this was the perfect place for us to work on something collectively – at all times while we were working, we could look up and see the sky, the sea and melting snow on the mountains, all in a constant state of change. So this album has a feel that is different to our other albums, but it still contains all the elements that characterise our peculiarly unidentifiable music – perhaps even more than ever. And 'From Here' was an obvious title. The record belongs to a very special place and a particular time – what is happening in the world, where we are as a band and where we are as people."

The album will be released on August 23rd via EarMusic, ahead of a 38-date UK & European tour later this year which takes in 10 countries.

From Here will be available as a CD Hardcover Mediabook, Double 180g-Vinyl Gatefold and Digital. A Strictly Limited 2LP Splattered Vinyl-Edition, a Limited 7" Vinyl Single and various bundles will be available via an exclusive direct to consumer web shop: newmodelarmy.tmstor.es

TRACKLIST

  1. Passing Through
  2. Never Arriving
  3. The Weather
  4. End Of Days
  5. Conversation
  6. great disguise
  7. Where I Am
  8. Hard way
  9. Watch And Learn
  10. Maps
  11. Setting Sun
  12. From Here

NEW MODEL ARMY – FROM HERE TOUR 2019 (UK dates)
 
08        Oct      SOUTHAMPTON 1865 // UK                                                                 
13        Nov      BRISTOL SWX // UK
14        Nov      LONDON Electric Ballroom // UK
15        Nov      CAMBRIDGE Junction // UK
16        Nov      LEEDS Stylus // UK
17        Nov      CARDIFF Tramshed // UK 
19        Nov      CHESTER Live Rooms // UK
20        Nov      NEWCASTLE Boiler Shop // UK
21        Nov      EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms // UK
22        Nov      MANCHESTER o2 Ritz // UK
23        Nov      BIRMINGHAM o2 Institute // UK                                                                         
12        Dec      BRIGHTON Concorde 2 // UK                           
21        Dec      NOTTINGHAM Rock City // UK

 Volbeat Release Surprise New Song.

VolbeatTuesday 14th May 2019
Out of the blue today, Danish rock group VOLBEAT have shared a new song, titled 'Parasite', on their social media.

Watch the lyric video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeDl5yEd1rc and get the song via your preferred digital platform at: https://umg.lnk.to/Volbeat_Parasite.

Lyrics:
Hey it’s back again now get it off my skin
It’s back again now get it off my skin
Make it go away

Go, go, go all the way up to the fucking moon
Yeah all the way up to the fucking moon
Make it go away

Cause you’re just one little parasite who don’t know your time is up
It’s hammer time today

Last year, VOLBEAT became the first Danish band to sell out their hometown venue, Denmark’s Telia Parken, setting the record for the biggest show by a domestic artist in Denmark ever with over 48,250 people in attendance. The band released a special live album and concert film from that legendary night, titled Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken, complete with a number of guest appearances, including the likes of Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Mille Petrozza (Kreator), Danko Jones, and Mark 'Barney' Greenway (Napalm Death). Buy Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken at: https://umg.lnk.to/letsboogielive.

Currently wrapping up Canadian dates with Godsmack, from July - September VOLBEAT traverse North America as part of the Knotfest Roadshow, joining Slipknot, Gojira, and Behemoth. For all tour dates, please see: https://www.volbeat.dk/en/dates/ or https://www.knotfestroadshow.com/.

 Beartooth Release B-side Album.

BeartoothTuesday 14th May 2019
Columbus, Ohio hard rock band Beartooth have revealed two unreleased tracks on a B-sides digital release on May 10TH. The B-sides were previously only available as an exclusive limited-edition Record Store Day vinyl.

The B-sides release consists of the frenetic 'Takeover' and 'Messed Up', both carrying a distinctive sound reminiscent of the critically-acclaimed Disease LP released in 2018.  The album was a stark look inward and lyrically, chronicled band frontman Caleb Shomo's battle with his personal demons. Disease served as a painstaking, riff-driven examination of the unshakeable throes of depression - it was an album about survival.

Beartooth is currently on a headline North American tour - Disease Tour, Part II, featuring Of Mice and Men, Hands Like Houses, and Dead American. Beartooth is also appearing at major festivals around the globe this summer..

Beartooth tour dates and Summer festival dates are below.

BEARTOOTH ON TOUR:

5/12 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
5/13 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance
5/14 — Providence, RI — The Strand
5/15 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
5/17 — Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple**
5/18 — Chicago, IL — Open Air**
5/25  - Pryor, Ok - Rocklahoma **

6/7 - Nurburg, Germany - Rock Am Ring **
6/9 - Nurnberg, Germany - Rock Im Park **
6/10 - Ravensburg, Germany - OberschwabenKLUB Ravensburg **
6/12 - Trezzo Sull'adda, Italy - Infest 2019 **
6/13 - Interlaken, Switzerland - Greenfield Festival **
6/14 - Nickelsdorf, Austria - Nova Rock **

6/16 - Castle Donington, UK - Download Festival **
6/18 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy
6/20 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting **
6/23 - Clisson, France - Hellfest **
6/25 - Bilbo, Spain - Stage Live
6/26 - Toulouse, France - Connexion Live
6/28 - Ysselsteyn, Netherlands - Jera On Air **
6/29 - Munster, Germany - Vainstream Rock Fest **
6/30 - Gräfenhainichen, Germany - With Full Force**

7/11 - Adelaide, Australia - The Gov
7/12 - Melbourne, Australia - The Corner Hotel
7/13 - Sydney, Australia - The Metro Theatre
7/14 - Brisbane, Australia - The Triffid
7/27 — Montreal, QC — Heavy Montreal**
7/28 — Bangor, ME —  Impact Music Festival **
8/11 — Horseheads, NY — iMatter Festival **
9/27 — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life**
10/11 — Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival**

 Duff Mckagan Announces UK Tour Dates.

Duff McKagenTuesday 14th May 2019
People are going to herald this as one of the best albums of the year." That's what SiriusXM radio host Larry Flick said about TENDERNESS, the upcoming solo album from Guns N' Roses Duff McKagan. "This is Americana-Duff McKagan," says Flick. "It's not what you expect."

Produced by (and featuring) recent Grammy winner Shooter Jennings, TENDERNESS (UME) is released on the 31st May 2019. McKagan is giving fans another sneak peek at the much-anticipated record with the release of its closing track, "Don't Look Behind You" – click HERE to listen.

"'Don't Look Behind You' was truly inspired by a sense of peace that washed over me after a few months of turning off the TV and social media," says McKagan. "It was also inspired by the sense of real community I felt while traveling and talking to people around the world on tour during this somewhat tenuous time. This period of sturm und drang will indeed pass. The song seemed to be the final summation that rang loudly from the topics on Tenderness."

"The recording sessions for this album also saw us re-assemble, for the first time since the Use Your Illusion recordings, The Suicide Horn Section, featuring my brother Matt McKagan on trombone, the great Chuck Findlay on trumpet, and the impossible Brian Scanlon on sax," he adds. "On the very last day of recording, they came down to the studio and laid down the amazing horn lines for 'Don't Look Behind You.' I'll never forget the culmination of Matt and The Suicide Horns mixed with the Waters singing group sending this song and album out, as Shooter and I just watched it all with goosebumps."

>"Don't Look Behind You" follows previously released songs "Chip Away" and title track "Tenderness" and all three are available as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order TENDERNESS ahead of its 31st May release.

TENDERNESS sees McKagan reflecting on his experiences traveling the globe over two and a half years on Guns N' Roses'  Not In This Lifetime tour.  Encountering heartbreak, anger, fear, confusion and divide on his travels during this tumultuous time in our world history, McKagan channeled a collective hurt into songs of monolithic power.

"We're becoming divided at a time when we need each other most," says McKagan. "When huge industries get replaced because of modernization, it's time to retrain and bolster up those who get swept aside. Homelessness and drug addiction are avoidable in this country if we come together and get private and public cogs turning together in a positive direction. We can at least try to tackle mental illness while we're at it. But alas, we stump and lie, point fingers and divide. We're way better than this."

With that in mind, McKagan has created a campaign that puts the album's themes into action and he's inviting fans to join him in an effort to give support to organizations doing great work. Those include Seattle's Union Gospel Mission320 Changes Direction, and To Write Love on Her Arms, among others. For more information, please visit propeller.la/duff.

McKagan, backed by Shooter Jennings and his band, will be taking these songs on the road for a North American tour that kicks off on 30th May at TLA in Philadelphia. Announced today is a full European tour, below in red, that begins on the 22nd August in Poland. Tour dates are as follows:
DUFF McKAGAN
FEAT. SHOOTER JENNINGS

Thursday 30th May 2019​​TLA, Philadelphia, PA USA
Friday 31st May 2019​​​City Winery, Washington, DC USA
Saturday 1st June 2019​​City Winery, Boston, MA USA
Monday 3rd June 2019​​Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Thursday 6th June 2019​​Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL USA
Saturday 8th June 2019​​Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN USA
Monday 10th June 2019​​Historic Scoot Inn, Austin, TX USA
Thursday 13th June 2019​​El Rey, Los Angeles, CA USA
Friday 14th June 2019​​​Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA USA
Saturday 15th June 2019​​Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR USA
Sunday 16th June 2019​​Showbox Presents, Seattle, WA USA
Thursday 22nd August 2019​​Stodola, Warsaw POLAND
Friday 23rd August 2019​​Astra, Berlin GERMANY
Saturday 24th August 2019​​Blue Moon Festival, Amsterdam HOLLAND
Monday 26th August 2019​​Gloria, Cologne GERMANY
Tuesday 27th August 2019​​Alte Feurwache, Mannheim GERMANY
Thursday 29th August 2019​​Islington Assembly Hall, London UK
Saturday 31st August 2019​​Electric Picnic Festival, Dublin EIRE
Sunday 1st September 2019​​Manchester Academy3, Manchester UK
Tuesday 3rd September 2019​​Le Trabendo, Paris FRANCE
Wednesday 4th September 2019​Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BELGIUM
Friday 6th September 2019​​Dynamo, Zurich SWITZERLAND
Sunday 8th September 2019​​Santeria Club, Milan ITALY

 Bloodstock Goes Greener For 2019.

Bloodstock Open AirWednesday 8th May 2019
Following along from 2018's 'Drastic On Plastic' initiative, this year we're committing to the 'BLOODSTOCK Goes Greener' campaign!  This year we aim to recycle at least 50% of the festival's waste and send nothing at all to landfill.  We're encouraging everyone to say a big 'NO' to single use tents and plastics on site and we hope to completely eradicate single use plastics at BLOODSTOCK by 2020 as well as lower BLOODSTOCK's carbon footprint as a whole by 2021.  Our initial 6-point plan for 2019 runs as follows:

1 – RECYCLABLE BRANDED BLOODSTOCK CUPS ACROSS ALL BARS - BLOODSTOCKers pay a one-off sum of £2 for a recyclable BLOODSTOCK-branded plastic cup which can be used across all bars.  The added bonus is that you'll have a souvenir to take home too.

2 - RECYCLING POINTS - BLOODSTOCKers to use the clearly signed recycling points in the arena & campsites. 

3 – 100% BIODEGRADABLE FOOD PACKAGING - Food traders will only be using 100% biodegradable food packaging and cutlery this year.

4 – RECYCLE PLASTIC BOTTLES ACROSS THE SITE - Coca Cola will collect and recycle your plastic bottles on site and have them back in circulation within weeks of the festival.

5 - SAY NO TO SINGLE USE TENTS - Together with our tent partners Fat Franks Camping Shop and Tangerine Fields, we want to encourage you to either take your tent home with you after the festival or if you don't want the hassle of bringing a tent with you in the first place, you can either 'Click and Collect' a tent and camping equipment from Fat Franks Camping Shop in advance - http://www.fatfrankscampingshop.com/sustainable-camping - or you can simply hire a pre-erected tent, airbed, bedding, etc, from Tangerine Fields -  https://www.tangerinefields.co.uk/events/bloodstock-open-air.html - which will be ready and waiting to move into when you arrive at the festival.  Both Fat Franks Camping Shop and Tangerine Fields are situated in the Midgard Campsite. 

DONATE YOUR TENT & WIN TICKETS TO BLOODSTOCK 2020!  Fat Franks Camping Shop will stay open until 12 Noon on Monday morning after the festival to enable you to take back any unwanted camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, chairs, bedding, airbeds, etc) whether purchased from Fat Franks or elsewhere.  For those of you that drop off unwanted tents at Fat Franks, we will enter you into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets to Bloodstock 2020 (our 20th Anniversary event)!  Winners will be announced approximately 28 days after the festival.  All donated items will go to Pathways Homeless Charity and a local scout group.

6 - LOWER TRAVEL EMISSIONS - We want to offer low impact ways to travel to the festival so have partnered with Big Green Coach who have 34 pickup locations around the UK.  This creates a huge reduction in carbon emissions, coming by coach rather than car.  For every customer who books travel with Big Green Coach, they sponsor and protect 5 sq ft of Amazonian Rainforest for 10 years.  This has resulted in over 1,200,000 sq ft of Peruvian Rainforest being protected by Big Green Coach for the next 10 years since they began the commitment.  Their target is to protect an area covering 3 million sq ft over the next 5 years.  This is all thanks to you!  For more info click to https://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/why-are-we-green.  To book coach tickets; https://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.  Alternatively, you can travel via Carshare to BLOODSTOCK with GoCarshare.com for the cheapest festival travel prices to site.  GoCarShare connect metal-loving drivers and passengers going in the same direction.  By sharing a spare seat or two, this reduces the number of cars on the road travelling to BLOODSTOCK and subsequently reduces carbon emissions.  Click to https://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock for full info.

Let's work together to make the world a better place for us and our children.

 Joey Cape Announces New Album.

Joey CapeWednesday 8th May 2019
Fat Wreck Chords and singer-songwriter Joey Cape, frontman of the long-standing punk band Lagwagon, are pleased to announce his brand new solo album titled Let Me Know When You Give Up (pre-order). Out on Friday, July 5, Let Me Know When You Give Up is, conceptually, about giving up a losing fight. Even more so, it's about quality of life and abstaining from the madness that encircles our daily lives.

Leading the collection is “I Know How To Run,” a song Cape wrote about the current social debate and its divisive nature. “People seem more concerned with argument than the outcome,” he says. “The unwinnable fight defines some but you don’t necessarily have to stay and fight. Leaving the conversation is a viable option. As a last resort, you can always run, figuratively or literally.” Stream “I Know How To Run” via Brooklyn Vegan HERE or on YouTube HERE.

Joey Cape doesn’t want to call it an epiphany, but in recent years he’s come to a realization about life – specifically, the best way to live it. It’s a simple philosophy: even though we’re living in very troubled times, it’s important to not get bogged down by it all. That doesn’t mean you have to disengage with everything, but one’s survival and, by proxy, happiness both depend on being able to let go of everything a little bit. As he incorporated that mindset into his day-to-day life, it also got absorbed into the music he was making, and serves as the crux of Cape’s new solo album, Let Me Know When You Give Up. While the title itself might sound like it has negative connotations, its intention and purpose is anything but.

Let Me Know When You Give Up is both a response to and an antidote for a fearful, nationalist-friendly near-dystopia the world has found itself in. Cape insists his album is not offering a solution for the myriad problems infecting both the U.S. and the rest of the world in 2019, but provides more a reflection of the mindset – that not-quite-epiphany – that’s helped him deal with everything that’s happening around him.

“I do think there’s an answer below all the noise,” he says, “and that there’s a very simple answer for what makes humans interact and the way that we affect the other species on our shared planet – there are some basic formative actions and ways to live that are close to morals, ways to live that do the least amount of damage. I’m still reading more than ever, and I study my local politics, and I still vote, and I’m very much engaged when I need to be with things that matter to me. I just have a different philosophy about the overall pursuit and what’s important. And that’s not new – I’m just settled in it. It’s kind of a retirement plan.”

As such, this whole album serves as that philosophical escape. Recorded at a home studio built by Cape’s longtime friend, musical partner, and lyrical collaborator Asher Simon, it’s the most expansive, accomplished and ambitious of Cape’s four solo albums to date.  And while it’s a world away from the frenetic punk of Lagwagon, the band he formed in 1990, there are inevitable and unavoidable influences from that band too.  The beautiful lilt of the title track soars with grace and hope, coming off almost like a more anthemic Dinosaur Jr. track, while “I Know How To Run” is a gloomy and lugubrious lament about the breakdown in communication – the ‘death of debate’, as he sings – that dominates contemporary political discourse.

Elsewhere, the country-tinged sway of “The Love Of My Life” and the driving and intense “Fighting Atrophy” both offer a blissful respite from the traumas and malaise of the outside world, while the insistent chug recalls a childhood sense of innocence that seems harder and harder to cling onto with each passing day. It all combines to make a record that captures that very spirit Cape has been relying on in recent years and which has transformed his approach to life. Now that Simon and his studio have entered Cape’s life, Let Me Know When You Give Up marks the start of a kind of renaissance for Cape and his music. Rather than give it all up, he’s going to be doing the very opposite.

Joey Cape will be making the following European appearances this August. Dates below with more U.S. appearances to be announced soon.

AUGUST
03 - Duffel @ Brakrock Festival
04 - Paris @ Gibus Club
06 - Berlin @ Cassiopeia
07 - Hamburg @ Knust
08 - Osnabruck @ Bastard Club
09 - Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
10 - Dresden @ Groove Station
11 - Vienna @ B72
14 - Innsbruck @ pmk
15 - Regensburg @ Tiki Beat
16 - Stuttgart @ Universum
17 - Nalbach @ AkustikOpen
18 - Cologne @ Helios37
 
 
Let Me Know When You Give Up tracklist:
Let Me Know When You Give Up
Daylight
I Know How To Run
Fighting Atrophy
Before My Heart Attack
Possession
Andalusia
The Love Of My Life
Fall Down
You Should Always
The Last Word
 

 Stiff Little Fingers Announce Summer Shows.

Stiff Little FingersWednesday 8th May 2019
Stiff Little Fingers are pleased to announce additional UK/EIRE tour dates this summer. 

After the traditional and critically acclaimed run of UK dates in March, the band is back on the road in May and August to deliver their usual energetic and spellbinding performance to fans across the country. With a career spanning over more than 40th years, Stiff Little Fingers' live shows always become something special and a unique event that never disappoints.

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

Stiff Little Fingershave been very incredibly active in recent years, playing some very prestigious live shows, including: two years of headline sold-out hometown performance in Belfast's Custom House Square; London's Hyde Park British Summer Time concert with Green Day; the 28thtraditional St. Patrick's Day sold-out show at Glasgow iconic venue Barrowland. 

In addition to the live performances, the past 5 years saw Stiff Little Fingersrelease two records: their 10thstudio album "No Going Back" in 2014, which showcases a band at the height of their powers, still able to capture the heart of the listeners with relevant topics and honest sound, reaching #1 in the UK charts; and a live album "Best Served Loud – Live At The Barrowland" in 2017, which immortalizes Stiff Little Fingers' epic performance at their annual St. Patrick's Day show. 

Formed in 1977 in Belfast Stiff Little Fingers were among some of the pioneers of punk rock. Joining ranks with the likes of The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Buzzcocks, and Undertones they brought in a new era of music and they still persevere in keeping that spirit alive 42 years on!

UK TOUR DATES 
Fri 24thMay- Bearded Theory Festival - Catton Hall, Derbyshire
Sat 25thMay - Friar's at Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
Sun 26thMay - Plug, Sheffield
Tue 28thMay - The Assembly, Leamington Spa
Fri 16thAug - King George's Hall, Blackburns
Sat 17thAug - Hardwick Live Festival - Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, Co. Durham
Sun 18thAug - Tivoli, Buckley
Tue 20thAug - KK.'s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton
Wed 21stAug - Guildhall, Gloucester
Fri 23rdAug - Academy, Dublin
Sat 24thAug - Putting The Fast In Belfast - Custom House Square, Belfast

 Thrice And Refused Announce Co-headline UK Tour.

ThriceWednesday 8th May 2019
Thrice have announced a UK co-headline tour with Refused, starting this October.

You can see Thrice co-headlining with Refused at the following dates:

26th October O2 Academy, Birmingham
27th October Barrowlands, Glasgow
29th October O2 Academy, Bristol
30th October O2 Brixton, London
31st October Academy, Manchester
1st November Rock City, Nottingham

Tickets via http://thrice.net/ and https://www.officialrefused.com/

Thrice, who are widely regarded as one of the most innovative rock bands of their generation, released their latest album Palms via Epitaph Records in 2018.  Co-produced by Thrice and Eric Palmquist and mixed by John Congleton, Palms received much critical praise from the renowned European/UK press.
 
Earlier this year Thrice released a video for 'Hold Up A Light.
Watch the video for 'Hold Up a Light' here
Refused released their latest album Freedom, in June 2015 on Epitaph. Freedom was the iconic Swedish band's first new material since 1998's The Shape of Punk to Come.

 Hot Water Music Announce New EP 'Shake The Shadows'.

Hot Water MusicWednesday 1st May 2019
Hot Water Music share details on their forthcoming EP Shake The Shadows, out 24th May on Epitaph. The first shared song is Rebellion Story, a melodic track that reinforces the importance of community and rallies against the toxic mentality of entitlement and privilege that some people feel when it comes to where they're from or the colour of their skin.

Listen to Rebellion Story here

Shake Up The Shadows sees the band – guitarist/vocalists Chuck Ragan and Chris Wollard, bassist Jason Black and drummer George Rebelo – crafting some of the most impassioned music of their career. Recorded at Black Bear Studios in Gainesville, with the band's live sound person Ryan Williams (who also produced their 2017 full-length Light It Up), Shake Up The Shadows is a truly collaborative effort despite the fact that member Ragan is currently based in California where he owns a fly fishing operation.

The influence of the members' other musical projects, including Rebelo's gig as the drummer for The Bouncing Souls and Ragan's more folk-oriented solo career, are also present on Shake Up The Shadows and this fact is most evident when it comes to Ragan's vocals. "I've never stopped singing or performing and along with that comes learning just how far I can push things," he explains. Ragan credits Williams with helping to bring that emotion out of him on this EP, explaining that the band were careful not to overthink their approach in the studio. 

While Hot Water Music have never been an outwardly political band, lyrically Shake Up The Shadows sees them expanding on the themes of unity and togetherness. Ragan explains, "I think we're living in a really volatile and terrifying time where people are turning a blind eye to the hatred that's happening in this world and thinking of themselves rather than the big picture. I think that sentiment is present in these new songs the way it has always kind of been there in our music."

To celebrate their 25 years as a band, Hot Water Music is playing anniversary shows around the world with European/U.K. dates listed below. For last remaining tickets, please head to http://hotwatermusic.com/

FULL TOUR DATES BELOW:
 
Sat 16 Nov 2019, Manchester, O2 Ritz Manchester * - SOLD OUT
Sun 17 Nov 2019, London, The Underworld * - SOLD OUT
Mon 18 Nov 2019, London, The Underworld ** - TICKETS
Wed 20 Nov 2019, Cologne , Gebäude 9 ** - SOLD OUT
Thu 21 Nov 2019, Berlin, Lido ** - SOLD OUT
Fri 22 Nov 2019, Berlin, Columbiahalle * - TICKETS
Sat 23 Nov 2019, Cologne , Palladium * - TICKETS

 Slash Releases New Music Video.

SlashWednesday 1st May 2019
The iconic, GRAMMY-winning guitarist SLASH and his band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS are set to release a brand new live video at 12.15pm GMT Wednesday 1stMay 2019 HERE.

The "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" video was recorded at Slash's SOLD OUT live performance at The Eventim Apollo, London on Wednesday 20thFebruary 2019. The stunning video features the album version of the song overlaid with intimate backstage footage and live footage from the Eventim Apollo and shows why SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS are such an incendiary live draw. The track is taken from the most recent studio album LIVING THE DREAM. The video was shot and edited by Dan Sturgess.

The live performance video acts as the perfect precursor to SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS remaining tour dates throughout 2019. May and June sees Slash tour South America, before returning to Europe though June and July. The band then play Israel, Canada and the USA through July and August 2019. For full dates see www.slashonline.com

SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS Europeantour dates are as follows:

Friday 7thJune 2019                       Rock Am Ring, Nurberg GERMANY
Sunday 9thJune 2019                     Rock Im Park, Nord GERMANY
Monday 10thJune 2019                  Pinkpop Festival 2019, Landgraaf NETHERLANDS
Wednesday 12thJune 2019          Ormeau Park, Belfast NORTHERN IRELAND
Friday 14thJune 2019                     Download Festival, Donington UK
Sunday 16thJune 2019                  Nova Rock, Kleylehof AUSTRIA
Wednesday 19thJune 2019          Swiss Life Hall, Hannover GERMANY
Thursday 20thJune 2019               Copenhell, Copenhagen DENMARK
Saturday 22ndJune 2019               Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel BELGIUM
Sunday 23rdJune 2019                  Hellfest, Clisson FRANCE
Tuesday 25thJune 2019                Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUXEMBOURG
Thursday 27th June 2019               Volt Festival, Sopron HUNGARY
Friday 28thJune 2019                     Topfest, Piestany SLOVAKIA
Sunday 30thJune 2019                  Esso-Servigliano, Servigliano ITALY
Monday 1st July 2019                      Auditorium Stravinski @2M2C, Montreaux SWITZERLAND
Wednesday 3rd July 2019              Festival De Nimes, Nimes FRANCE
Thursday 4th July 2019                   Eurockeennes, Sermamagny FRANCE
Saturday 6th July 2019                    Rock The Castle, Verona ITALY

LIVING THE DREAM (Snakepit Records/RoadRunner Records) is the third full-length offering from SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS. The LOS ANGELES TIMES described the album as, "his best work since the demise of Velvet Revolver. ...full of "unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences." While ROLLING STONE declared the album,"a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes, boogie-woogie riffs." Elsewhere, CLASSIC ROCK hailed, "the bands third and Best Album, 'The Great Pretender' is the album's masterpiece and one of the best things Slash has ever done." Fans can purchase or streamLIVING THE DREAM HERE. Fueled by the Top 5 rock song"Driving Rain,"its live-action, animated video as well as the best critical acclaim of their career, LIVING THE DREAM debuted with 10, Top 10 chart placements around the world. The first single "Driving Rain" which jumped to #5 this week and climbing--marks the band's 6th consecutive, Top 10 single at radio and SLASH's fastest-rising single ever in his solo career. 

 Set It Off Announce UK Headline Tour.

Set It OffTuesday 30th April 2019
Current Rock Sound cover stars, Set It Off have today announced a UK headline tour for this Autumn.

These shows see the band taking in 8 cities including their bigger London headliner to date at Heaven before heading to Europe.  The band sold out their most recent tour in every city earlier this month.

Speaking on the tour announcement, frontman Cody Carson said "We are beyond excited to announce that we are ALREADY coming back to the UK/Europe only 6 months after our last visit! We told you we wouldn't keep you waiting and we kept our word! Don't forget! The entire last tour sold out before it even started last time so do not delay! Get your tickets on Friday at setitoffband.com before they run out!"

You can see the band at the following dates:
2nd October Classic Grand Glasgow
3rd October Riverside Newcastle
4th October Stylus Leeds
6th October Academy2 Manchester
7th October Waterfront Norwich
8th October o2 Institute Birmingham
10th October The Globe Cardiff
11th October Heaven London

Tickets on sale this Friday 3rd May at http://setitoffband.com

The band released their new album Midnight earlier this year. Tracks from record have picked up over 36 million streams and over 7 million YouTube views to date.  Midnight was produced by Mike Green (Neck Deep, All Time Low, State Champs) with additional production by Brandon Paddock (Panic! At the Disco, Papa Roach, The Used, Daughtry).

You can watching 'Dancing With The Devil' taken from the album here

 The Damned Things Release New Video.

The Damned ThingsFriday 26th April 2019
Heavy rock band THE DAMNED THINGS have released their long-awaited, highly- anticipated and critically celebrated second album, High Crimes, via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has debuted a lyric video for the record's latest single, 'Omen' - watch here: youtu.be/JQ4MOIsUGE4

Commenting on the new single, vocalist Keith Buckley says, "some of us believe that we can stop making bad decisions if we just become more aware of the circumstances surrounding them, that we can read the signs- the omens- and say "I see what is coming, and I choose to avoid it." but not all poor decisions are avoidable and an omen might just be the whistle of a train while you're already tied to the rails. this song is about bracing for the impact of an unavoidable disaster."

Order High Crimes on various formats from this location: nuclearblast.com/thedamnedthings-highcrimes

Watch the official video for 'Cells', which was directed by Brandon Dermer (PANIC! AT THE DISCO, NEKROGOBLIKON): youtu.be/ZKdULf6iCng
Watch and listen to second single 'Something Good': youtu.be/IvV3mDZVVNg

High Crimes was produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, AMON AMARTH) and is the follow up to 2010's hugely successful debut album, Ironiclast
 
Nine years ago, Scott Ian - guitarist and co-founder of legendary thrash metal outfit, ANTHRAX - took a meeting with Joe Trohman (also a guitarist, and a co-founder, of the band FALL OUT BOY). He and Scott hit it off and started making songs together. With the help of drummer Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy) and the irreverent vocals of Keith Buckley (EVERY TIME I DIE), THE DAMNED THINGS were formed. The band has gone through changes since its inception and now features Dan Andriano of ALKALINE TRIO on bass.

 Sunsleeper Announce Details On Their Forthcoming Album.

SunsleeperFriday 26th April 2019
Salt Lake City's emo/rock band, Sunsleeper are elated to share details of their forthcoming album, You Can Miss Something & Not Want It Backdue out July 12th via Rude Records. The album was produced/engineered by Nathan Hussey of All Get Out and centres around the theme of change with a tang of nostalgia. Throughout the writing of the record, the band drew from a 90's indie influence to create a contemporary emo-rock vibe with a focus on structure and hooks.

Today from YCMS&NWIB, comes their brand new single 'No Cure' (listen here!), a song about how lead vocalist, Jeffery Mudgett felt after one of his musical influences was outed for sexual misconduct. It is about how he was left completely shaken since the ambitions for Sunsleeper were influenced by this person and their band. The song is about him.
The single follows their recent release of 'Soften Up' (listen here!)which is about internalizing feelings of disdain while presenting oneself as put together on the outside. Mudgett elaborates, "The video and song parallel each other. It describes how on the inside that is typically where the discomfort and anxiety lives, and while on the outside this is where we put up a front or a smile, like nothing is wrong." This theme came at a time when change was evident in the lives of each member of the band. 'Soften Up' is the perfect depiction of what they were going through. 
'You Can Miss Something & Not Want It Back'
Track listing:

    • Feel The Same
    • Soften Up 
    • I Hope You're Okay 
    • Souvenir 
    • No Cure
    • Fading 
    • Casual Mistakes
    • You Can't Please Everyone
    • Better Now
    • Home

 Bruce Springsteen Announces New Album.

Bruce SpringsteenFriday 26th April 2019
Bruce Springsteen’s first new studio album in five years takes his music to a new place, drawing inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. The album was recorded primarily at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey with additional recording in California and New York. Columbia Records will release Springsteen’s 19th studio album on 14th June. 'Western Stars' is available for pre-order now here.

“This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements," says Springsteen. "It's a jewel box of a record."

The 13 tracks on ‘Western Stars’ encompass a sweeping range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope.

The song 'Hello Sunshine' is available for download and streaming everywhere now, including an original lyric video.

LISTEN TO 'HELLO SUNSHINE' HERE

Ron Aniello produced the album with Springsteen and plays bass, keyboard, and other instruments. Patti Scialfa provides vocals and contributes vocal arrangements on four tracks. The musical arrangements include strings, horns, pedal steel and contributions from more than 20 other players including Jon Brion (who plays celeste, Moog and farfisa), as well as guest appearances by David Sancious, Charlie Giordano and Soozie Tyrell. The album was mixed by 13-time Grammy winner Tom Elmhirst.

‘Western Stars’ track listing

1. Hitch Hikin’
2. The Wayfarer
3. Tucson Train
4. Western Stars
5. Sleepy Joe’s Café
6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
7. Chasin’ Wild Horses
8. Sundown
9. Somewhere North of Nashville
10. Stones
11. There Goes My Miracle
12. Hello Sunshine
13. Moonlight Motel

All songs written by Bruce Springsteen.

Bruce Springsteen’s recording career spans over 40 years, beginning with 1973's ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ’ (Columbia Records). He has garnered 20 Grammys, won an Oscar and a Tony, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Kennedy Centre Honour and was MusiCares’ 2013 Person of the Year. Springsteen’s memoir ‘Born to Run’ (Simon & Schuster) and its companion album ‘Chapter and Verse’ were released in September 2016, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016. His historic 236-show run of ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre from October 2017 to December 2018 also yielded an accompanying soundtrack album and Netflix special.

 Taking Back Sunday To Play 'Tell All Your Friends' Album In Full On Forthcoming UK Tour.

Taking Back SundayFriday 26th April 2019
Taking Back Sunday have announced they will perform their seminal album "Tell All Your Friends"' in full on their upcoming UK and European tour. This will be followed by a second set featuring songs from their prolific career.  This year-long worldwide tour celebrates the bands 20th anniversary and will hit the U.K., Ireland, The Netherlands and Germany this summer. Supports for the shows are The Frights and Geoffrey Rickly of Thursday (solo) with Bloodhype joining the tour for shows in Germany.

In conjunction with the tour and milestone anniversary, Taking Back Sunday have released a career-spanning compilation titled Twenty. The 21-song collection was released via Craft Recordings on January 11, 2019, and comprises tracks from all seven of their full-length albums, in addition to two new songs. The single, "All Ready To Go," and " A Song For Dan".

Catch Taking Back Sunday's 20th-anniversary tour at the following stops:

June 2019:

13th O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK (w/The Frights, Geoffrey Rickly)
14th Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK (w/The Frights, Geoffrey Rickly)
15th Limelight, Belfast, UK (w/The Frights, Geoffrey Rickly)
16th Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland (w/The Frights, Geoffrey Rickly)
18th Troxy, London, UK (w/The Frights, Geoffrey Rickly)
19th Academy, Manchester, UK (w/The Frights, Geoffrey Rickly)
20th O2 Academy, Bristol, UK (w/The Frights, Geoffrey Rickly)
23rd Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands (w/The Frights)
24th Gloria, Cologne, Germany (w/: The Frights, Bloodhype)
25th SO36, Berlin, Germany (w/: Bloodhype, The Frights)
26th Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany (w/: The Frights, Bloodhype)

Visit www.takingbacksunday.com/tour for a full list of dates (including Australia, Asia, North American and Latin America) and ticket information.

 Sum41 Announce New Studio Album 'Order In Decline'.

Sum 41Friday 26th April 2019
Legendary rock icons SUM 41 have announced their seventh full-length album, Order In Decline, will be released July 19, 2019 on Hopeless Records. Looking back at the band's storied 23+ year career, Order In Decline is undoubtedly Sum 41's heaviest and most aggressive album to date, while also being their most dynamic and raw.

During three years of relentless touring surrounding the band's massive comeback record 13 Voices, frontman Deryck Whibley was feverishly putting together song ideas that would eventually become Order In Decline. Within three weeks of returning home, the majority of the music for the new album was written and then it was time for lyrics. 

Unconsciously, Whibley saw lyrics reflecting his reactions to seeing the pervasive division, racism and hate around the world, even more so punctuated by the repulsive social and political turmoil invading his own home nations of the United States and Canada. "The last thing I wanted to do was write a social or political protest record, and Order In Decline is not that," Whibley clarifies. Instead, Order and Decline is a burst of uninhibited feeling, a page out of his journal, a window into his soul that reflects on extremely personal and vulnerable events, because as he confesses, "It's also very hard not to have feelings about everything that's going on in the world."
Armed with the most honest and personal songs of his career, Whibley poured everything he had into the album. Producing, engineering, and mixing the album in his home studio, he painstakingly crafted and fine-tuned each song, highlighted by fast and full riffs, guitar solos from lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, harmonious chords from guitarist Tom Thacker, and the heavy, heart-thumping rhythm section of bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo
Today's announcement unleashes the highly anticipated first single and video for 'Out For Blood.' It is the epitome of a Sum 41 track, featuring anthemic and echoing vocals, an insane guitar solo and never-ending energy that will captivate you from the very beginning.

Order In Decline: Track Listing
1. Turning Away
2. Out For Blood
3. The New Sensation
4. A Death In The Family
5. Heads Will Roll
6. 45 (A Matter Of Time)
7. Never There
8. Eat You Alive
9. The People Vs...
10. Catching Fire
Order In Decline is available for pre-order now at http://smarturl.it/OrderInDecline. Fans who pre-order digitally will receive an auto-grat download of 'Out For Blood.'

Order In Decline: Track Listing
1. Turning Away
2. Out For Blood
3. The New Sensation
4. A Death In The Family
5. Heads Will Roll
6. 45 (A Matter Of Time)
7. Never There
8. Eat You Alive
9. The People Vs...
10. Catching Fire

Order In Decline is available for pre-order now at http://smarturl.it/OrderInDecline. Fans who pre-order digitally will receive an auto-grat download of 'Out For Blood.'

 Download Festival Makes Improvements To 2019 Festival.

Download FestivalFriday 26th April 2019
Download Festival, the world's premiere rock event, has announced that a full mindfulness programme will be implemented in 2019 for the first time. Announced ahead of Mental Health Awareness week next month, the Mind The Dog initiative will run morning, afternoon, and evening sessions where rockers can share a fully immersive, live music and mindfulness experience, from Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 June. Day and weekend festival tickets available at www.downloadfestival.co.uk 

One in six people in England report experiencing common mental health issues including anxiety and depression in any given week[1] and by 2030, it's estimated that two million more adults in the UK will experience mental health problems than there were in 2013[2] . The recent loss of music legends including Keith Flint (Prodigy), Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), and Scott Hutchinson (Frightened Rabbit), calls for action to open up the conversation surrounding mental health, something Download organisers are committed to.

Festival Republic's Melvin Benn said:
"Download Festival has gone from strength to strength in its sustainability and accessibility offerings. We have been awarded 4 star Creative Green Result by Julie's Bicycle for the second year running, and level gold from Access Is For Everything last year, which is highest possible award for accessibility, so it only made sense to offer an on site programme for mental health, as well as physical. By introducing Mind The Dog this year, we are hoping to provide a mindfulness haven in The Doghouse across the weekend, with meditation, sound baths, and more. I couldn't be prouder of how much Download Festival has accomplished already."

Fans can channel their zen under ambient lighting and atop woven tapestries, before immersing themselves in hour long classes under the roof of The Doghouse which will transform into Mind The Dog by day, offering FREE mindfulness gatherings. Morning meditation will host curated live music sessions, designed to ready campers for the day, whilst the afternoon offers a healing sound bath, encouraging fans to pause, connect, and tune into themselves, and the evening class brings a calming focus to elevate fans state of consciousness. Designed with conscious breath work sessions, the programme aims to bring fans together in the now, becoming closer to themselves, the music, and each other. Full schedule details can be found in notes to editors.

Recent studies show music can prevent feelings of loneliness and provide social connection[3] , whilst the global heavy metal community provides a strong sense of "belonging and acceptance"[4] . In line with the success and return of on-site DO.OM Yoga (yoga to Doom Metal music), and the thriving return of Camp Loner, (the campsite dedicated to welcoming individuals attending the festival solo), organisers are now excited to bring their elevated mindful offerings for Download fans in synergy with the festival spirit.

In support of the programme, Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari, who headline The Avalanche Stage at this year's festival said:
"We often go through life on autopilot, getting caught up in the stressors, the anxieties, the intensity of it all. We're rarely consciously in control of our turbulent mind. Mindfulness allows us to regain control as we learn to observe our thoughts instead of getting caught up in them. 

It has been an incredible help to me and I couldn't recommend it more. Not only does it help with anxiety and depression, but it also improves focus, emotional intelligence, compassion, tolerance and objectivity and has even been proven to help boost your immune system. Big up Download for introducing this programme to the festival"

Improved changes for 2019 include a new devoted entrance for day visitors and non-camping weekend ticket holders, weekend campers will also have their own dedicated car park, plus The Village is moving close to The Arena meaning festivalgoers can go from mosh to party with ease. The NXT Arena moves closer to the guest area, where NXT UK will be live taping to broadcast as part of a weekly show on the WWE Network, and the introduction of Metal Movies, a new open-air cinema with hammocks and lounge areas, will allow fans to kick back and watch music documentaries including being a metal band from Nepal with Underside along with a Q&A with the band afterwards, and Pursuit Of The Vikings with Amon Amarth.

Download continues its commitment to provide the best experience for fans, with accessibility improvements implemented in 2018, resulting in the awarding of Gold Level status by Access is Everything ahead of this year's festival.

Sustainability remains a priority for Download Festival. Car parking donations last year via Energy Revolution raised £15,811 for Solar to Schools, a project which funds schools with solar roofing panels across the UK, and the festival continues its zero waste to landfill policy, as recycling points in the campsites will double in 2019. Last year saw the recycling and composting rate increase to 46% from 2017's 41%, and single use cups were reduced by a million with reusable alternatives. The Eco Campsite opened in 2018 which saw zero tents left behind and returns this year with an increased capacity for a total of 2000 campers, a 33% increase from last year.

Additional water points for 2019 will be introduced across the arena, refillable Download Festival metal water bottles will be available for purchase the first time, and Co-op are excited to continue their Deposit and Return Scheme with their reverse vending machine returning to Download, which proved popular last year with festivalgoers who want to recycle plastic bottles, in return for a coupon to spend in the on site Co-op shop. Since 2016, all single use plastic cutlery, containers, and straws have been banned from traders, caterers and bars.

Donnington Park, the spiritual home of rock, has always called for international talent to grace its stages, with 2019 as no exception. With over 100 bands performing across the weekend, hailing from 18 countries including Australia, Canada, England, France, Finland, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, United States and Wales, Download Festival remains the King of rock festivals.  

 Mallory Knox Announce One Off London Show.

Mallory KnoxFriday 26th April 2019
Mallory Knox, one of the UK's best-loved rock bands, are excited to announce an extra special headline gig at The Borderline on 15 May. Having already tested the waters with their new setup at a handful of shows and festivals last year, this gig is an important landmark as it will be the band's first London headline show as a four-piece. And the beginning of a new era. As vocalist and bassist Sam Douglas states "It's been a long time coming but we're ready to start our next chapter. We're excited to finally be back in London at The Borderline to mark the start of what's to come."

Last year, the band revealed a preview of what's to come in the form of the riff and melody laiden 'Black Holes', the first single that saw bassist Sam step up to lead vocal duties.

Tickets for The Borderline go on sale this Friday at 10am. Mallory Knox will also play Hang Tight Festival in Blackpool on 02 June and Truck Festival in Oxfordshire on 27 July.  

 Lucy spraggon Releases New Album.

Lucy SpraggonFriday 26th April 2019
Lucy Spraggan is in a good place and wants to share it with the world – last week Lucy announced that she will be playing Glastonbury for a second time and today she shares a lyric video to new track 'End of The World' from her fifth studio album 'Today Was A Good Day' out on 3rd May on Cooking VinylLucy is the only X Factor contestant ever to be asked to play Glastonbury – and now she will be returning for a second time on The Avalon StageLucy played The Acoustic Stage to a completely full tent in 2017 and describes the performance as a 'life changing show'.

All of this and her single 'Lucky Stars' surpasses half a million streams, it's playlisted at Radio 2 and her UK tour kicks off on the 2nd May in Inverness and includes a sold-out London Omeara on the 10th May. Pre-orders of the new album get current single 'Lucky Stars', 'End Of The World' and 'Stick The Kettle on' as automatic downloads.The album is available for pre-order from here.

With over 50 million YouTube views240 million streams on Spotify and the most Googled musician of 2012 Lucy started out as a singer-songwriter performing at open-mic nights around the country. At just 19 years old she took the brave decision to perform her self-penned hit 'Last Night (Beer Fear)' on the X factor and secured a Top 20 single and Top 30 self-released album whilst still competing in the show. It's since had had over 40 million views on YouTube. 

Through relentless touring, her innate songwriting ability and an ever growing fanbase -Lucy has achieved an incredible 4 Top 30 albums (three of which were self-released) – the last of which went to number 12- and now Lucy's signed a new record and publishing deal with Cooking Vinyl. 'Today Was A Good Day' marks a new chapter for Lucy musically and personally - her fifth studio album has been produced by Jon Maguire (Calum Scott, Kodaline) and Lucy sounds at her most confident and accomplished.

Full list of UK Tour Dates:

May
2nd                  Ironworks, Inverness
3rd                   An Lanntair, Stornoway
5th                   Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
6th                   Theatre, Perth – SOLD OUT
7th                   Arts Club, Liverpool – SOLD OUT
8th                   Leadmill, Sheffield 
10th                 Omeara, London -SOLD OUT
11th                  Esquires, Bedford – SOLD OUT
12th                  O2 Academy, Leceister
14th                  O2 Academy, Oxford
15th                  Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucester
18th                  Concorde 2, Brighton – SOLD OUT
19th                  Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

 Seaway Release New Album 'Fresh Produce'.

SeawayFfiday 26thth April 2019
 SEAWAY are bringing summer a little early with the release of their new album, Fresh Produce, out now on Pure Noise Records. Fresh Produce features a selection of b-sides and alternate versions of fan favorites such as "Lula On The Beach," "Slam," "Something Wonderful," and more. The album can be purchased online at seawayband.com, or streamed in full via Spotify.

'We really just wanted to bridge the gap between 'Vacation' and the next album. We've been so busy for the last two years. If we weren't touring we were writing and then recording so it's a lot of time away from home. We then realised we had recorded all of this stuff. So this is just a bunch of different sessions coming together into one big release. It's just a really fun treat for our fans,' shares vocalist Ryan Locke

"Fresh Produce is a release that is somewhat years in the making. It is a compilation of new and old, fresh and reworked. It has 2 brand new singles, a couple reimagined versions of tracks from Vacation, as well as the rerelease of our 2014 EP, All In My Head," Locke shares. 

He continues: "We sat on some of these songs for quite a while now, not really too sure what to do with them. It finally boiled down to us wanting to get them out there so we threw them all on one 12" for your consumption. We hope you enjoy Fresh Produce, it's good for you."

Formed in 2011, Seaway is Ryan Locke (vocals), Patrick Carleton (guitar, vocals), Ken Taylor (drums), Adam Shoji (bass), and Andrew Eichinger (guitar). The band has become known for their highly infectious brand of pop punk – one that strikes the perfect balance between the two styles and recalls a time when the genre centred on having fun.
Along the way, they released two energetic and explosive records—Hoser [2013] and Colour Blind [2015]—and churned out hits such as "Best Mistake" and "Sabrina The Teenage Bitch," which both cracked the 1-million mark on Spotify. Consistently averaging over 160K streams per month, they toured with the likes of Simple Plan, Neck Deep, and Four Year Strong between landing acclaim from Alternative Press, Rock Sound, Paste Magazine, and more.
Six years deep into their career, Seaway progressed the patented pop punk prowess that put them on the map with sharper songcraft and a nod to the nineties on their third full-length record, Vacation. The Ontario, Canada quintet confidently stepped up their game across the board, while maintaining the spark that ignited a fervent fan base. 
Now they've returned with Fresh Produce, which is out now via Pure Noise Records.Fans can check out the band's latest single 'Pleasure' and order the album now at http://seawayband.com/.

Pleasures
 Blur
Something Wonderful (Alternate Version)
40 Over (Alternate Version)
Lula On The Beach (Alternate Version)
Slam/Shy Guys (Alternate Version)
Just What I Needed
Hand In My Pocket
Closer 
Your Best Friend
Alberta
The Let Down
If I Came Back For You

 Millencolin Release Video For 'Sour Days'.

MillencolinThursday 18th April 2019
Ahead of their European tour next week, Millencolin have revealed a fantastic new video for 'Sour Days', a song taken from their recently released ninth studio album 'SOS'. 

Watch it HERE.

The video was directed by band's long-time friend Kalle Haglund Brusewitz, who had the following to say about making of the video:

"The first time I heard the song and the lyrics I immediately started to think about the old myth about the dude who rolled a massive stone up a mountain. As soon as he was finished, the bastard stone rolled down on the other side and he had to start pushing it up all over again. I never really knew the whole story behind this Greek myth so I read up on it and realised it was basically an illustration of our own relation to the humdrum of everyday life. The story can be read in various ways depending on who reads it and what state of mind he or she is in. 
 
My take on this mythological meme, the moral of this particular story is that, just like Sisyphus, we need to accept and salute whatever situation we're in. If your skateboard is impossible to ride, then that is your path. You are not a skateboarder anymore and you probably never were. Instead, embrace the fact that you are on your way to become a successful white male long distance runner in your forties. Bless. The video was shot on an iPhone in order to capture proper day-to-day realism."
 
Millencolin will be kicking off an extensive European tour next week in Berlin, which includes appearances at Slam Dunk Festival in the UK. Please see the full list of dates below.
 
Apr 23, 2019 - SO36, Berlin, Germany - TICKETS
Apr 24, 2019 - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany - TICKETS
Apr 25, 2019 - Schlacht Hof, Wiesbaden, Germany - TICKETS
Apr 26, 2019 - Victoria Carlswerk, Cologne, Germany - TICKETS
Apr 27, 2019 - Groezrock, Hasselt, Belgium - TICKETS
Apr 28, 2019 - Laiterie, Strasbourg, France - TICKETS
Apr 29, 2019 - CCO, Lyon, France - TICKETS
Apr 30, 2019 - Trabendo, Paris, France - TICKETS
May 2, 2019 - Nouveau Monde, Fribourg, Switzerland - TICKETS
May 3, 2019 - Live Club, Trezzo Milano, Italy - TICKETS
May 4, 2019 - Vidia Club, Cesena, Italy - TICKETS
May 5, 2019 - Muffat Halle, Munich, Germany – TICKETS
May 25th, 2019 – Slam Dunk Festival Leeds, UK – TICKETS
May 26th, 2019 - Slam Dunk Festival Hatfield, UK – TICKETS
June 16th, 2019 – Nova Rock Festival, Austria – TICKETS
June 25th, 2019 -  Folkets Park, Malmö, Sweden - TICKETS  w/ Dropkick Murphys
July 7th, 2019 - Ruhrpott Rodeo, Germany – TICKETS
 

 Primal Scream To Release New Music.

Primal ScreamThursday 18th April 2019
In just 82 seconds, Primal Scream's 'Velocity Girl' became a landmark moment in the nascent indie scene and ignited a band who would become a pivotal part of British music culture. First released as the b-side to their second single 'Crystal Crescent' in 1986'Velocity Girl' reached a wider audience as the opening track on NME's highly influential 'C86' compilation.

Despite the track's renown, Primal Scream have never reissued 'Velocity Girl' or included it on any retrospective albums... until now.  Not only is the track now available to stream and download, but it will also be released on 7" vinyl on May 24th along with the brand new song 'Broken'. This limited edition, single run release will be available exclusively via your local independent retailer.

To coincide with its re-release, Primal Scream also share its first official video – some 33 years after the track was first released. It weaves between frontman Bobby Gillespie's performance of the song with footage of the iconic actress and model Edie Sedgwick in 'Ciao! Manhattan', a film that was completed and released in 1972, a year after her death.
 
"I had an Edie Sedgwick type character in mind when I wrote 'Velocity Girl'," says Gillespie"I read Jean Stein's biography about her and I wanted to meet a girl like that. Hanging out with Warhol, The Velvet Underground , Bob Dylan and shooting speed whilst looking absolutely fabulous. Super hip and beautiful. She was the muse. I love her." 

The video was directed by filmmaker, cinephile and musician Douglas Hart, who first worked with Primal Scream on the 'Screamadelica' film in 1992.

'Velocity Girl' will feature on Primal Scream's 'Maximum Rock 'n' Roll: The Singles' which will be released on May 24th via Sony. A celebration of a band with a killer collection of singles, it evolves from rock 'n' roll infused with gospel and soul in 'Movin' On Up', to the Stonesy strut of 'Rocks' and industrial-funk in the shape of 'Kill All Hippies'. And that freewheeling attitude never stopped, as evidenced by the anthemic garage-rock meets vintage R&B of 'Country Girl' and the creativity of the songs taken from their most recent album, 2016's 'Chaosmosis'.

'Maximum Rock 'n' Roll' is available to pre-order from https://store.primalscream.net/.

Primal Scream will play two intimate warm-up headline shows in Brighton and London next month ahead of the festival season. Their UK dates are:

MAY
20TH     HAUNT, BRIGHTON (SPECIAL WARM-UP SHOW)
21ST     SCALA, LONDON (SPECIAL WARM-UP SHOW)
24TH     ALL POINTS EAST, LONDON
25TH      NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKENDER, WARRINGTON
JULY
19TH     LATITUDE, SUFFOLK
AUGUST
10TH      SUMMER SESSIONS, EDINBURGH                                         

 The Hollywood Vampires Announce New Album Titled 'Rise'.

The Hollywood VampiresThursday 18th April 2019
The Hollywood Vampires – return with new music from their explosive second album, "Rise." Rock and roll royalty Joe Perry, Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp and shock rock icon Alice Cooper join forces once again for the unmissable rock album of 2019.

Seconds into the opening track "I Want My Now," it's clear this supergroup has created something special - the chemistry between the individuals is unmistakeable when they come together on stage or in the recording studio.  Forget the star-studded line-up's individual reputations, "Rise" is some of the purest, unapologetic and most enjoyable rock and roll of the year, made by masters of the craft and true fans of the form.

Unlike their 2015 debut record, the new album "Rise" consists mainly of original material, written by the band. There are however, in the spirit of the Vampires' original mission, three covers of songs originally written and recorded by some fellow rockers who died far too young: an intimate and intense version of David Bowie's "Heroes",  beautifully performed by Johnny Depp; the late Jim Carroll Band's "People Who Died," and Johnny Thunder's "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory," sung by Joe Perry. Raucous rock anthems like "The Boogieman Surprise" and "Who's Laughing Now" (the first single from the new album), capture the natural, raw, celebratory attitude of Hollywood Vampires displayed in their rowdy shows around the world.  But the album shows off their range as well with tracks like "We Gotta Rise" - a tongue-in-cheek politics song in the the tradition of Alice's "Elected" - to the psychedelic gothic epic of "Mr. Spider.

"'Rise' is not only a totally different animal than the first Vampires album, it is unique to anything I've ever been a part of.  I approached it very differently than I usually do when working on an album.  Each of us; Joe, Johnny, Tommy and myself have written songs on this album.  What is different though is that I didn't try to change any songs to be more "Alice-like."  Because each of us has different influences, the sound of this album is very cool.  I think that with this album, we are establishing what the Vampires' sound really is, whereas with the first album we were more tipping our hats to our fallen rock n roll brothers." – Alice Cooper

"'Rise' came from pure creative energy, which is just like playing live with the Vampires. The record showcases everyone doing what they do best without anyone looking over our shoulders. There was no pressure or deadlines, allowing us to write and record an album that is one of the freest and most honest sounding records I've been part of. I can't wait to perform some of these tunes live for our fans." – Joe Perry

earMUSIC, the global independent rock label of Edel Germany GmbH, is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Hollywood Vampires. Following the release of Alice Cooper's 2017 studio album "Paranormal" on earMUSIC, his best chart-performing work in decades, the label is proud to welcome the band to their family.

WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO TO "WHO'S LAUGHING NOW" HERE:
https://youtu.be/vlwWP3uawHk

LISTEN TO "WHO'S LAUGHING NOW" HERE:
https://HollywoodVampires.lnk.to/WhosLaughingNow

Produced by Tommy Henriksen and the Hollywood Vampires, "Rise" will be released on June 21st, 2019 on earMUSIC as CD Digipak2LP+Download and Digital

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE:
https://HollywoodVampires.lnk.to/Rise

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The Hollywood Vampires who previously performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Rock In Rio and the 2016 Grammy Awards in addition to hugely successful U.S. and EU/UK tours last year, will embark on a seven-date U.S. West Coast tour in May

THE HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES ON TOUR: 
5/10 - The Joint - Las Vegas, NV
5/11 - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
5/12 - Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA
5/14 - The Fillmore - Denver, CO
5/16 - Sandia Resort - Albuquerque, NM
5/17 - Talking Stick Casino - Scottsdale, AZ
5/18 – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino – Indio, CA

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TRACK LIST
1. I Want My Now
2. Good People Are Hard To Find
3. Who's Laughing Now
4. How The Glass Fell
5. The Boogieman Surprise
6. Welcome To Bushwackers (feat. Jeff Beck & John Waters)
7. The Wrong Bandage
8. You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory
9. Git From Round Me
10. Heroes
11. A Pitiful Beauty
12. New Threat
13. Mr. Spider
14. We Gotta Rise
15. People Who Died
16.Congratulations                                                     

 Ricky Warwick Signs Solo Deal With Nuclear Blast Records.

Ricky WarwickThursday 18th April 2019
Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty) announced today that he has signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast for his solo album releases.  Further, he also announced that he has begun recording his latest solo offering, "When Life Was Fast And Hard".  Playing on the album are Ricky Warwick (Vocals & Guitars), Robert Crane (Bass), Keith Nelson (Guitars) and Xavier Muriel (Drums) as well as several special guests.

Ricky Warwick commented "I am happiest when I am writing songs.  My solo albums are a pure expression of what I want to end up on the song."

Monte Conner, Nuclear Blast A&R, added, "It has been great getting to know Ricky Warwick since meeting him for the first time as a member of Black Star Riders. He has an incredible knack and talent for storytelling, an amazing work ethic and lives music 24-7. Ricky is a true artist and the kind of guy you want to be in the trenches with."

Warwick tapped producer Keith Nelson (Buckcherry, Blackberry Smoke, Alice Cooper, The Dose) for production. Keith comments, "Ricky is a true Rock-n-Roll soul... he's got incredible stories to tell and a unique way of telling them. It's been an honor to be asked to partner and contribute to this record."

Ricky added, "Keith Nelson is a fantastic, musician, producer, writer and good mate, so it was a no brainier to work with him. Black Star Riders is my absolute priority.  But when time allows, it's great to be able to indulge in my solo material. I write constantly so it's good to be able to go in and finally record the follow up to "When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)". This is full band record with a big sound."
 
More info on the release date and subsequent touring will be announced at a later date

 Bad Religion Gear uUp To Release New Studio Album 'Age Of Unreason'.

Bad ReligionThursday 18th April 2019
Acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band Bad Religion will release a new album entitled Age of Unreason on Epitaph Records on May 3rd. Since the group's formative years they have steadfastly advocated for humanism, reason, and individualism. Now, when these values are in decline and nationalism and bigotry are on the rise, Bad Religion's message has never been more essential. Age of Unreason delivers a powerful and inspired response - a political and deeply personal treatise on all they believe in.  

"The band has always stood for enlightenment values," co-songwriter and guitarist Brett Gurewitz explains. "Today, these values of truth, freedom, equality, tolerance, and science, are in real danger. This record is our response."

The songs on Age of Unreason are both furious and meticulously crafted. There are references to contemporary events; racist rallies, Trump's election, the erosion of the middle class, Colin Kaepernick's protest, alternative facts, conspiracy theories, and there are homages to the literary and philosophical works that have long inspired the band.

The track "Chaos From Within" uses the band's iconic fast, powerful and melodic sound to examine the current border wall controversy with the lyrics, "Threat is urgent, existential / with patience wearing thin / but the danger's elemental / it's chaos from within." As co-songwriter and lead singer Greg Graffin says, "Throughout history, walls have been used to keep the barbarians out, but it seems to me that the truly barbaric aspect of a civilization is the chaos that comes from within."

You can listen to "Chaos From Within" here:
https://youtu.be/clI_8HnCGVo

Age of Unreason is Bad Religion's 17th studio album and was co-produced by Carlos de la Garza. It is a timely work of immense power and one of their very best. Society's step backwards has propelled the legendary band decidedly forward. There is an elevated craft in the way the song "Candidate" vividly evokes the current president, "I am your candidate / I am bloody lips and makeup /I'm your caliphate, opioids and mutilation / a celebrity and my name is competition." Another track, entitled "The Approach," addresses the possible demise of democracy with the lyrics, "There's a moral and intellectual vacuum / and you're right to be lookin' askance / philosophically moribund, revolution hasn't a chance."

This record is both a dire warning and testament to resilience. The overall message being - seek truth about the world and oneself.  As Graffin, who holds a PhD in the history of science, says, "When I saw all these headlines about how terrible our world had become, I started doing a lot of reading. I read about the French revolution, the American Revolution, the Civil War, and I started to recognize that this is a pattern of history and something we should never venture into. There are ample warnings against it. Every school child should know this but it's hard to get people to read about these things. Maybe this album can help. Because right now, with social media, we are just playing a version of kill the guy with the ball."

Age Of Unreason Track Listing:

  1. Chaos From Within 
  2. My Sanity 
  3. Do The Paranoid Style
  4. The Approach 
  5. Lose Your Head 
  6. End of History 
  7. Age of Unreason 
  8. Candidate
  9. Faces of Grief
  10. Old Regime 
  11. Big Black Dog 
  12. Downfall
  13. Since Now 
  14. What Tomorrow Brings 
  15. The Profane Rights of Man (bonus) 

Bad Religion will be touring Europe in May in support of their new album. See below for the list of dates.

Tickets for the Punk In Drublic shows are on sale now, tickets for the headline shows will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday Feb 27th via https://badreligion.com/

European Tour Dates

* Punk in Drublic shows

*3 May – Tanzbrunnen, Cologne (DE)
*4 May – Faust Wiese, Hannover (DE) - SOLD OUT
6 May – AB, Brussels (BE)
7 May – Trianon, Paris (FR)
*8 May – La Nef, Angouleme (FR)
*10 May – Saarlandhalle, Saarbrücken (DE)
*11 May – S'Oliver Halle, Wärzburg (DE) - SOLD OUT
*12 May – Messehalle, Dornbirn (AT)
*14 May – Wizink, Madrid (ES)
15 May – Altice Arena-Sala Teyo, Lisbon (PT)
*17 May – Poble Espanol, Barcelona (ES) - SOLD OUT
*18 May – Iradier Arena, Vitoria (ES)
21 May – Arena-Open Air Buehne, Vienna (AT)
22 May – Effenaar, Eindhoven (NL)
*25 May – Slamdunk Festival, Leeds (UK)
*26 May – Slamdunk Festival, Hatfield (UK)

More dates to be announced!

 Alexisonfire Release New Music Video.

AlexisonfireThursday 18th April 2019
ALEXISONFIRE announce very special support acts, personally selected by the band, for their upcoming June headline shows. The dates, which include multiple nights in some places, kick off in London on June 1 as well as taking in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto. With dates already selling out, don't delay in picking up tickets.

The featured support acts are Chastity and Child’s Pose in London, Angel Du$t or Drug Church in New York City, Drug Church or The Dirty Nil in Los Angeles. In Toronto, Glassjaw and The Dirty Nil will perform the first night at Budweiser Stage, with Quicksand and Moneen filling in as support for the 2nd night.

Says vocalist George Pettit, “These are all bands we know and respect, and think are rad. Make sure you come early!” See below for ticket links and a few words from Pettit about each support act.

Alexisonfire also premiered the official video for “Familiar Drugs” today. The band once again teamed up with Michael Maxxis who directed their personal favourite AOF video for “The Northern” and City and Colour’s “Fragile Bird”, “Thirst”, and “Lover Come Back”.

Watch the video for “Familiar Drugs” HERE

“Everything came together really fast,” says Wade MacNeil. “Maxxis flew into Toronto with a crew of 4 people, found the plainest room he could and shot us on VHS tape and cellphones in a day. We were all really drawn to the vibe of old punk documentaries and videos from the 70's and 80's. We asked for a lo-fi, no bullshit performance video and that’s what he delivered.”

Says Michael Maxxis, about the video, "I thought it would be cool to put a very normal woman in this tight space with Alexisonfire performing. She represents the withdrawn and disinterested sales force that is out there moving product to make a buck - regardless of what it is. She doesn't give a shit about this band or their music - maybe she even thinks it's stupid. There's no passion there, so she stands miserably in the background. A nice metaphor for life I think."

A few words about each support act from George Pettit:

Angel Du$t - Someone once described Angel Du$t to me as, “if a hardcore band did the “There’s Something About Mary” soundtrack”. In other words, totally sick.

Chastity - The best thing to come out of the Durham region since...since.....hmmmm…
Child’s Pose- Awesome new post-punk band from the UK. Came highly recommended by Jonah Falco of Fucked Up.

Drug Church - Never met these guys but I love their music and I’m more than happy that bands that are much cooler than AOF are willing to play shows with us.
Glassjaw - AOF opened for them at the Opera House in Toronto in 2002. It took a couple years but we are returning the favour.
Moneen - Moneen is the Sigfried to Alexisonfire’s Roy...which one got attacked by the tiger? That one is Moneen.
Quicksand - Heroes of ours from the days when they played interesting music on late night television. Post hardcore legends in the flesh.
The Dirty Nil - Luke once brought me bacon back when he worked at a butcher... bacon bribes is a good way to get an opening slot on an AOF show. True story.

ALEXISONFIRE 2019 SHOW DATES:
June 1 - London, UK @ Alexandra Palace - TICKETS
w/Chastity and Child’s Pose
June 7 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 - TICKETS
w/Angel Du$t
June 8 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT)
w/Drug Church
June 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern - TICKETS
w/Drug Church
June 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern (SOLD OUT)
w/The Dirty Nil
June 15 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage (SOLD OUT)
w/Glassjaw and The Dirty Nil
June 16 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage - TICKETS
w/Quicksand and Moneen
July 12 - Ottawa, ON @ RBC Bluesfest - Lebreton Flats TICKETS
(Tour Admat, shown below: http://bit.ly/2DePEXC)
Alexisonfire has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1/£1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Indspire to build a brighter future for Indigenous students. See below for details on all show dates. To purchase tickets for the remaining upcoming shows, visittheonlybandever.com.

 The Lighthoude Family Back With New Music And UK Tour.

Lighthouse FamilyThursday 17th April 2019
Their stirring new single 'My Salvation' heralds the return of Lighthouse Family, one of the most successful bands of the late 90s and early 00s, after an 18-year recording hiatus. Added this week to the Radio 2 playlist, 'My Salvation' is an uplifting track that flies high on lush strings and is every bit as good as you'd expect from the duo that produced the timeless hits 'Lifted', 'High', and 'Ocean Drive'.
'My Salvation' is taken from Lighthouse Family's fourth album, 'Blue Sky In Your Head', which will be released May 10 on Polydor Records and will include 'Essentials', all the bands classic songs remastered for the very first time to celebrate their 25-year recording history. Last Saturday, Lighthouse Family - Tunde Baiyewu and Paul Tucker – joined Graham Norton on his Radio 2 show last to talk about their return. Listen again here

The duo will follow the album's release with a UK tour later this year, culminating in a sold-out show at the iconic London Palladium on November 22nd. The Newcastle and Bournemouth shows are also already sold-out. 

'Blue Sky In Your Head' sees Lighthouse Family back on their original label Polydor and reunited with Colin Barlow, the A&R that discovered them, and their first manager, Keith Armstrong; the same team that was around them when they were at their FM Radio-dominating peak.  Time has not dulled Lighthouse Family's remarkable ability to craft elegantly beautiful songs, and the new album has something that has always been present with Lighthouse Family: a sense of optimism and renewal, something sorely needed in these turbulent times. 

"We're trying to create something anthemic and uplifting but real," say the band. "That idea of: 'I know the sun's gonna shine again', it's quintessential Lighthouse Family."

Tunde and Paul formed Lighthouse Family after meeting at Newcastle University in the early 1990s. Their 1995 debut album 'Ocean Drive' was a slow-burning success, going six times platinum while staying in the album charts for almost three years. The single 'Lifted' became one the defining songs of the era, a pop-soul classic that was inescapable on radio. The 1997 follow-up, 'Postcards From Heaven', featured three Top Ten singles – 'Raincloud', 'High' and 'Lost in Space' – and also went six-times platinum, charting across Europe, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. Their third album, 'Whatever Gets You Through The Day' (2001) produced another Top Ten single in the shape of '(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free/One', but after the subsequent world tour the duo went their separate ways, their friendship burnt out after years living in each others' pockets.

In the intervening years Paul formed a band, The Orange Lights, while Tunde released two solo albums, but the old connection between the pair remained, and by 2016 the pair were determined to make a new album Bunkered in a north London studio, the old friends and collaborators quickly found their groove.

The result is an album that is classic Lighthouse Family, while also sounding like it could only be made today. 'Blue Sky In Your Head' offers messages of hope and uplift. Songs of love and connection. Tunes to sing, loudly, from the heart. It can only be Lighthouse Family, back to dream up the magic all over again.

UK TOUR DATES, NOVEMBER 2019
Monday 11        Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wed 13                   Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Thurs 14            Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle City Hall (SOLD OUT)
Fri 15                Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 
Sun 17                     Halifax The Victoria Theatre
Mon 18              Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wed 20            Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Thu 21                Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Fri 22                London London Palladium (SOLD OUT)

TRACKLISTINGS:
Blue Sky In Your Head:
1. Blue Sky In Your Head
2. My Salvation
3. Live Again
4. The Long Goodbye
5. Clouds
6. Waterloo Street
7. Put My Heart on You
8. Light On
9. Who's Gonna Save Me Now?
10. Super 8
11. The Streetlights And The Rain
12. Under Your Wings
13. Immortal

Essentials:
1. Ocean Drive
2. Lifted
3. High
4. Raincloud
5. Lost In Space
6. Loving Every Minute
7. Free/One
8. Question Of Faith
9. Goodbye Heartbreak
10. Postcard From Heaven

 Will Haven Announce UK And European Shows.

Will HavenWednesday 17th April 2019
Sacramento-based mainstays of noise metal WILL HAVEN will return to our shores this summer for a string of dates.  Be sure to catch this legendary band at one of the following venues:

June

22nd   Clisson, France, HELLFEST
24th    Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
25th    Bournemouth, Anvil
26th    London, 229
27th    Dunkerque, France, Les 4 Écluses
29th    Madrid, Spain, Download Festival

Tickets are on sale now.

Will Haven released their highly-anticipated sixth full-length album, entitled Muerte, in March 2018 via minus HEAD Records to stellar reviews. Muerte is available now via iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp and Spotify

WILL HAVEN breathed entirely new life into their sound with Muerte, taking notes from the past but incorporating modern tones to create a chaotic, haunting auditory attack. Throughout 2017, the members of WILL HAVEN secretly recorded Muerte at Pus Cavern Studios in Sacramento, CA with Joe Johnston engineering and co-producing alongside Irwin. They pieced together a corrosive, chaotic, and cohesive vision that never relents over its 11 tracks. Mastering was handled by Logan Mader (Devil You Know, Fear Factory, Periphery). The album also features Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter (El Sol) and Mike Scheidt of YOB (No Escape).

 Bouncing Souls Release New EP.

Bouncing SoulsFriday 12th April 2019
New Jersey's most beloved punks, The Bouncing Souls, are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, and to celebrate they're releasing Crucial Moments, a brand new six-song EP and accompanying book, due out today from Rise Records. Recorded by Will Yip, Crucial Moments captures the sound of a band who are still completely in love with what they do after all these years. The four-piece — vocalist Greg Attonito, guitarist Pete Steinkopf and bassist Bryan Kienlen, who started the band in 1989, and were joined by drummer George Rebelo in 2013 — aren't ones to rest on their laurels, as Crucial Moments is a wholehearted, fully-realized addition to The Bouncing Souls canon. The EP offers the winning familiarity of the band's most defining traits bolstered by a long career's worth of songwriting expertise.

If the Crucial Moments EP shows where The Bouncing Souls are now, the book is a look back at where they've been. The collection contains photos, memorabilia, and stories from friends and fans to trace the band's incredible career and its impact on the people around them. As Attonio puts it, "We've made bonds with people around the world that you'd never imagine or dream of when you're a 17 year old kid from New Jersey in the '80s. I'm so grateful that I've been through that journey and for what I've learned, and what I've been able to get for my heart and to give, too. I don't know how I can imagine my life being more gratifying than that."

Order the Crucial Moments EP and book: https://www.bouncingsouls.com

The Bouncing Souls will be spending their 30th anniversary with fans all around the world with a massive run of US, UK, and EU tour dates throughout 2019. The shows will feature support from The Bronx, Strike Anywhere, Off With Their Heads, The Casualties, and more. 

You can see The Bouncing Souls in the UK at the following dates:

22nd October The Fleece Bristol TICKETS
24th October St Lukes Glasgow TICKETS
25th October Gorilla Manchester TICKETS
26th October Electric Ballroom London TICKETS

On sale now 
Crucial Moments track list:
1. Crucial Moments
2. 1989
3. Favorite Everything
4. Here's To Us
5. 4th Avenue Sunrise
6. Home

 Morrissey Teams Up With Billie Joe Armstrong Fro New Single.

MorrisseyFriday 12th April 2019
Morrissey has announced another single is to come from his anticipated first-ever covers album 'California Son'.

'Wedding Bell Blues' is a frustrated love song about waiting for a proposal from a lover called Bill. Very fitting then that Morrissey's rendition features additional vocals from Greenday frontman Billie Joe Armstong.

The song was originally written and performed by Laura Nyro in 1966 and made famous by R&B group 5th Dimension in 1969.

'Wedding Bell Blues' received a premiere this morning on Ken Bruce's BBC Radio 2 show.  

It will be released physically on the 10th May as a 7" yellow vinyl single with a brand new original Morrissey track as the B-side.

'Brow of my Beloved' was recorded in Rome and is produced by Joe Chiccarelli who also produced the whole of 'California Son'.

The artwork for the single features Fabian Forte in a shot from 1964 film 'Ride The Wild Surf'.
'Wedding Bell Blues' comes from new album 'California Son' which will be released on 24th May. It will be released via Morrissey's label Etienne; an imprint of BMG, the track list consists of a diverse variety of tracks from the '60's and '70's hand picked by Morrissey himself. 'California Son' has been produced by Joe Chiccarelli and is formed of 12 brand new cover tracks.

Pre-order 'California Son' here:https://morrissey.lnk.to/sonPR
Tracklist:
1. Morning Starship (Jobriath)
2. Don't Interrupt The Sorrow (Joni Mitchell)
3. Only a Pawn In Their Game (Bob Dylan)
4. Suffer the Little Children (Buffy St Marie) 
5. Days of Decision (Phil Ochs)
6. It's Over (Roy Orbison)
7. Wedding Bell Blues (Laura Nyro)
8. Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets (Dionne Warwick)
9. Lady Willpower (Gary Puckett & The Union Gap)
10. When You Close Your Eyes (Carly Simon)
11. Lenny's Tune (Tim Hardin)
12. Some Say I Got Devil (Melanie)

 Seaway Release New Single.

SeawayFriday 12th April 2019
 SEAWAY have premiered new acoustic song 'Something Wonderful' via Rock Sound. Something Wonderful is taken from new record Fresh Produce, their upcoming album of b-sides and alternate versions of fan favourites such as 'Lula On The Beach,' 'Slam,' 'Something Wonderful,' and more. 

"We really just wanted to bridge the gap between 'Vacation' and the next album. We've been so busy for the last two years. If we weren't touring we were writing and then recording so it's a lot of time away from home. We then realised we had recorded all of this stuff. So this is just a bunch of different sessions coming together into one big release. It's just a really fun treat for our fans." says singer Ryan Locke

Listen to 'Something Wonderful' here
"Fresh Produce is a release that is somewhat years in the making. It is a compilation of new and old, fresh and reworked. It has 2 brand new singles, a couple reimagined versions of tracks from Vacation, as well as the rerelease of our 2014 EP, All In My Head," shares vocalist Ryan Locke
He continues: "We sat on some of these songs for quite a while now, not really too sure what to do with them. It finally boiled down to us wanting to get them out there so we threw them all on one 12" for your consumption. We hope you enjoy Fresh Produce, it's good for you."
Formed in 2011, Seaway is Ryan Locke (vocals), Patrick Carleton (guitar, vocals), Ken Taylor (drums), Adam Shoji (bass), and Andrew Eichinger (guitar). The band has become known for their highly infectious brand of pop punk – one that strikes the perfect balance between the two styles and recalls a time when the genre centred on having fun.
Along the way, they released two energetic and explosive records—Hoser [2013] and Colour Blind [2015]—and churned out hits such as "Best Mistake" and "Sabrina The Teenage Bitch," which both cracked the 1-million mark on Spotify. Consistently averaging over 160K streams per month, they toured with the likes of Simple Plan, Neck Deep, and Four Year Strong between landing acclaim from Alternative Press, Rock Sound, Paste Magazine, and more.
Six years deep into their career, Seaway progressed the patented pop punk prowess that put them on the map with sharper songcraft and a nod to the nineties on their third full-length record, Vacation. The Ontario, Canada quintet confidently stepped up their game across the board, while maintaining the spark that ignited a fervent fan base. 
Now they've returned with Fresh Produce, which will be released on 19th April via Pure Noise Records.Fans can check out the band's latest single 'Pleasure' and pre-order the album now at http://seawayband.com/.

 Fresh Produce Tracklisting:
Pleasures
 Blur
Something Wonderful (Alternate Version)
40 Over (Alternate Version)
Lula On The Beach (Alternate Version)
Slam/Shy Guys (Alternate Version)
Just What I Needed
Hand In My Pocket
Closer 
Your Best Friend
Alberta
The Let Down
If I Came Back For You

 The Vintage Caravan Announce Tour Dates.

The Vintage CaravanFriday 12th April 2019
Icelandic classic rock trio THE VINTAGE CARAVAN are about to kick off the second leg of their European tour in support of their latest studio album, Gateways. The guys hit the road once again with Belgian rock outfit BLACK MIRRORS and to celebrate, they have premiered the official video for 'On The Run': youtu.be/83v95qkUcr0

Guitarist/vocalist Óskar states, "We are very happy to share this video with all of you. The director of the video is Nicholas Helgason who also worked with us on 'Crazy Horses' and 'Babylon'. The making of the video was fun and also quite hard, Icelandic weather is not very predictable. It can go from sunny to a snowstorm in a matter of minutes. This video differentiates itself from our other videos, less focused on humor and the weirder things and is more serious because the song is one of our more personal ones. The song is about touring, those moments leading up to going to the airport to leave your loved ones behind. Nicholas had a very good interpretation of the song and his concept for the video gives the song a wider meaning, he really did it justice, well done, man!

We are so excited to start the Gateways Tour Part II with our dear friends in BLACK MIRRORS! The last run was so incredibly fun, we can't wait to do it again! See you all 'On The Run'!"

Gateways can be ordered below:
Limited Edition Digipack CD:  nblast.de/TVCGatewaysCD
Limited Edition Black Vinyl:  nblast.de/TVCGatewaysVinyl
Digital album:  nblast.de/TVCGatewaysIT

Gateways European Tour - Part II
w/ BLACK MIRRORS
17.04. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
18.04. NL Sittard - Poppodium Volt
19.04. NL Deventer - Burgerweeshuis
20.04. B Antwerp - Trix
21.04. D Essen - Turock
23.04. D Münster - Sputnikhalle
24.04. CH Olten - Coq d'Or
25.04. A Innsbruck - p.m.k.
26.04. A Ebensee - Kino
27.04. A Linz - Posthof
28.04. D Weinheim - Café Central
29.04. D Kiel - Die Pumpe
01.05. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
02.05. S Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers (w/ BULLET)
03.05. S Stockholm - Kägelbanan (w/ BULLET)
04.05. N Oslo - John Dee Live Club
06.05. FIN Helsinki - On the Rocks

Tickets: www.thevintagecaravan.eu/tour
Merch: https://merchplanet.com/vintagecaravan/

More TVC dates:

13.04. B Bomal-Sur-Ourthe - Durbuy Rock
07./09.06. D Gelsenkirchen - Rock Hard Festival
08.06. D Bückeburg - Rock'n'Booze Open Air
20. - 22.06. D Netphen - Freak Valley *SOLD OUT*
21./22.06. IS Reykjavík - Secret Solstice Festival
23.06. UK Kent - Black Deer Festival
18. - 21.07. NL Lichtenvoorde - Zwarte Cross
23.07. SLO Tolmin - MetalDays
01. - 03.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
18.08. F St. Nolff - Motocultor Festival
20./21.09. D Hamburg - Metal Dayz
26./27.10. UK Pwllheli - HRH Prog

 Scott Stapp Release Video For New Single 'Purpose For Pain'.

SCott StappFriday 12th April 2019
Grammy winning songwriter, powerhouse frontman for Creed, and platinum certified solo artist, Scott Stapp today debuted the video for his new single, "Purpose For Pain," revealing an auto-biographical rush of memories, from abuse, to escape, and going from bad to worse before finding the beauty in life's hard-learned lessons. The single is the first from Stapp's upcoming album, THE SPACE BETWEEN THE SHADOWS (July 2019 on Napalm Records) and will arrive during a summer tour that has now doubled its routing. Tickets for today's newly announced dates go on sale Friday, April 12 (full list of dates below).  

The video features an intense performance by Scott and his band intercut with the narrative of a young boy's escape from the pain of an abusive home. As he runs down a lonely road, his journey goes from bad to worse when he is offered a chemical "solution" for his pain, but refuses, knowing there's a purpose for his life outside of the struggles he's enduring. He then arrives at a make shift fort he's created where he's covered the walls with pictures of his dreams, his hopes, and hand-written reminders to keep believing and stay strong. There, the boy breaks in frustration and pain. He screams, grieves, and lashes out in a moment of doubt fearing he will never overcome his situation. He then continues to run, desperately searching for answers and peace.  He finally stops on a mountain top, gazing up towards the heavens, looking out into the great unknown knowing one day he will find freedom, peace, and the life he dreams of, if he just holds on to hope, knowing this struggle, this pain, will not last forever. He just has to hold on.

With lyrics that insist, "There's got to be more cuz this life is insane. Gotta turn this around and find the purpose for pain," and considering Scott's real-life story of recovery, it's clear which choice will win in the end. 
 
Long time Creed/Stapp collaborator, Director Daniel E Catullo III filmed Scott Stapp's performance in Puerto Rico where the rocker recently performed a sold-out show at the Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A Ferre Theater. The narrative of "young Scott" was shot on location in Joshua Tree, CA and portrayed by actor, Omar Mughannam. 
 
"I've worked with Scott for many years now and consider him one of my dearest friends. I was honored to be able to collaborate with him on this video and to direct the first video on the album.  Coming up with creative ideas is always fun with Scott and it is an extra bonus that we think alike in so many ways. For this video it was a true collaborative effort and we went back and forth on a bunch of ideas until we decided on the final storyline.  I think the final video captured the essence of the song perfectly," said Director Daniel E Catullo III.
 
Scott Stapp is known as a Grammy winning songwriter and frontman for Creed (over 50 million albums sold worldwide), and for his work as a solo artist who released the platinum-certified The Great Divide (2005) and Proof of Life (2013) which featured his first solo Billboard #1, "Slow Suicide."

With a new outlook after the biggest fight of his life – five years sober and counting – one of rock's biggest names roars on "Purpose For Pain," the first song from Scott Stapp's upcoming album THE SPACE BETWEEN THE SHADOWS. The album documents a five-year journey to find meaning – and redemption – in a world where shadows lurk and the space between is a gauntlet towards the light.

His evolution, both personally and professionally, now reflects a powerful vocal style from an artist with a strong sense of purpose in sharing the silver lining of his survival. As such, he is an inspiration to others who struggle with the often over-lapping illnesses of addiction and depression. Scott Stapp's With Arms Wide Open Foundation helps military vets and their families with issues of drug addiction, PTSD-triggered mental health issues and suicide prevention. In 2017, the Florida Association of Broadcasters awarded Scott Stapp with the Florida Service Award and in 2018 he was inducted into the Florida Music Hall of Fame.

The Space Between The Shadows Summer Tour (new dates in bold are on sale Fri. April 12)
6/20 Oshkosh, WI @ Waterfest Concert Series
6/21 New Buffalo, MI @ Four Winds Casino Resort - Silver Creek Event Center 
6/22 St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre
6/27 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
6/28 Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hall
6/29 Boardman, OH @ Ribs-N-Rock Festival 
7/02 Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
7/06 Jefferson, IA @ Wild Rose Casino

7/10 San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
7/12 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/13 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/14 Oklahoma City @ Tower Theatre
7/17 Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester Performance Center
7/19 Stroudsburg, PA @ Pocono Event Center
7/20 Millville, NJ @ Levoy Theater
7/21 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
7/24 Salisbury, MA @ Blue Ocean Music Hall

7/25 New York City @ Sony Hall
7/27 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
7/28 Virginia Beach, VA @ Boathouse

8/02 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre 
8/03 Portland, ME @ Aura
8/08 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
8/31 Lake Andes, SD @ Fort Randall Casino

 Mark Ronson Back With New Studio Album.

Mark RonsonFriday 12th April 2019
Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning artist and producer, Mark Ronson, announced that his highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Late Night Feelings, will be released on June 21st via Columbia Records. The title track single "Late Night Feelings" feat. Lykke Li is available now.

Listen to "Late Night Feelings" feat. Lykke Li here

Late Night Feelings will feature collaborations with a diverse range of artists including Miley Cyrus, Camila Cabello, Alicia Keys, YEBBA, Angel Olson, King Princess, The Last Artful, Dodgr, Diana Gordon, and Ilsey.

Mark has described this album as a collection of "sad bangers," and the single, like much of the album, is emotionally complex and personal.  "Late Night Feelings" feat. Lykke Li boasts an addictive chorus and was written by Mark Ronson, Ilsey Juber, Lykke Li and Stephen Kozmeniuk. The single was produced by Mark and co-produced by the Picard Brothers at Zelig Studios in LA.

'The second single is a follow up to 2018's global smash "Nothing Breaks Like A Heart" feat. Miley Cyrus, the platinum certified track has garnered 250 million streams worldwide and 100 million video views.

The new album comes after a landmark year for Ronson, winning an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy Award for his work with Lady Gaga on "Shallow" from A Star Is Born.

Coinciding with the release of new music, Mark has been DJing at pop-up parties, dubbed Club Heartbreak, a reflection of the new music to come.   

On album release Mark Ronson will make history by becoming the first artist to release his album on 5 iconic formats simultaneously.  Late Night Feelings will be available on CD, vinyl, cassette, and limited editions of 8 track and mini disc – the latter two available only on Mark's website.  Visit http://ron.sn/store for all versions of Late Night Feelings.

Track Listing
1.    Late Night Prelude
2.    Late Night Feelings (feat. Lykke Li)
3.    Find U Again (feat. Camila Cabello)
4.    Piece of Us (feat. King Princess)
5.    Knock Knock Knock (feat. YEBBA)
6.    Don't Leave Me Lonely (feat. YEBBA)
7.    When U Went Away (feat. YEBBA)
8.    Truth (feat. Alicia Keys & The Last Artful, Dodgr)
9.    Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (feat. Miley Cyrus)
10. True Blue (feat. Angel Olsen)
11. Why Hide (feat. Diana Gordon)
12. 2 AM (feat. Lykke Li)
13. Spinning (feat. Ilsey)

 Royal Republic Release New Single.

Royal RepublicFriday 12th April 2019
Sweden's four-man rock sensation and party machine ROYAL REPUBLIC are proud to present the next savage-soul-rock-and-roll-explosion from their forthcoming album, Club Majesty. This action-packed, modern ROYAL REPUBLIC-classic with retro-boosters will haunt your dancing-reflexes. No matter where you throw it, it'll come right back. Yes, it's true - it'll come spinning right back to you! Watch the video, here: youtu.be/9GukzX2wJlQ

Club Majestywill be in stores on May 31st 2019. Pre-order the album below:

 Limited Edition Vinyl from Recordstore: http://nblast.de/ClubMajestyVinyl (inc signed insert)
CD from Recordstore: http://nblast.de/ClubMajestyCD (inc signed insert)
 Digital Album from iTunes: http://nblast.de/RRClubMajestyIT

Arguably the sexiest member in the band's armada of relentless mood-boosters - packed with guitar-riffs the size of Mount Everest, pow-pow-pounding rhythms and lyrics that make Dr. Feelgood himself sweat bullets, the video for 'Fireman & Dancer' can be viewed here: youtu.be/D_YCl7pp7XU

The four-piece have a string of UK live dates planned for 2019 - kicking off with Download Festival on June 15th this summer, followed by an eleven date headline tour in October. You can read the full list of dates below. Tickets are on sale now!

15.06.   UK          Donington - Download Festival
18.10.   UK          Norwich - The Waterfront
19.10.   UK          Nottingham - Rock City
20.10.   UK          Glasgow - The Garage
22.10.   UK          Newcastle - University
23.10.   UK          Hull - The Welly
24.10.   UK          Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
26.10.   UK          Manchester - Academy 2
27.10.   UK          Birmingham - O2 Academy
28.10.    UK          Bristol - Trinity Centre
30.10.   UK          Southampton - Engine Rooms
31.10.   UK          London - Electric Ballroom

 Dave Hause Releases New single 'Fireflies'.

Dave HauseThursday 11th April 2019
Acclaimed Philadelphia-raised singer-songwriter DAVE HAUSE has released new single, 'Fireflies.' The single is taken from his forthcoming studio album titled Kick. As a soft and touching track from the upcoming collection, "Fireflies" is an ode to youth, a simpler time and summer on the east coast.

Listen to 'Fireflies' here

The album 'Kick" is out on Friday 12th April via Rise Records and is Hause's fourth solo outing that finds him carrying on in the voice and tradition of classic American songwriters, tackling topics of hope, depression, global warming, a crumbling democracy, and growing old. These complex notions weave together with a joyous sing-along cadence that creates a soundtrack for the broken American dream.
 
Dave Hause recently announced a run of UK shows this spring in support of Kick.
You can see Dave Hause at the following dates:
10th May  - Scala London
11th May - Bodega Nottingham
12th May - Oran Mor Glasgow
13th May - Workmans Club Dublin
14th May - Gorilla Manchester
15th May - Thekla Bristol

Tickets on sale now

Life is a struggle. Even when things go our way, it's a constant swim against the tide, kicking against the current in the hope we'll eventually find the shore.

That's the premise behind Dave Hause's new album titled Kick that will be released on Friday, April 12 through Rise Records. Kicking was the first thing he saw his newborn twins do and it's something he himself has been doing all his life. His career as a musician has spanned two decades, and his songs have always been a quest for personal survival – about pushing through against the odds – but his perspective shifted dramatically after the November 2016 election. Like many Americans, Hause believed the 2016 election divided people to create an "Us Vs. Them" mentality, but if you look closer, it's just really people trying to survive. He felt it was important to write about the things that were happening to the people "who have to get up and go to work everyday." That, Hause says, is when he and his brother and bandmate Tim Hause, really dug in.

Conflicting internal feelings sparked some deep, soul-searching conversations between Hause and Tim over numerous FaceTime sessions, voice notes and countless phone calls, which led to a cross-country songwriting relationship that would eventually lead to the album's purpose and focus. There is a sense of hope and defiance that permeates this record from beginning to end. "Saboteurs" takes issue with the systems in place that value profits over well-being, while "Warpaint" serves as both a tribute to the women in Hause's life as well as a moody call-to-arms.

Additionally, the tragic passing of friend and musical inspiration Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit prompted the brothers to write about finding – and coming back to – a sense of meaning and purpose again after going through their own battles. Understandably, the album's themes of finding the will to stick it out and make the best of where you are quickly became a major keystone of the new LP.
"I think those ideas show up in almost every song in some capacity. Beyond the personal lyrics, the concept of 'If I can't make it out of this ditch, I better make a home of it'
can be applied universally."

Kick doesn't sugarcoat either the personal problems or the global challenges at its center. At the core of this record there remains a vivid humanity and a hope that things can – and will – get better, even if it seems like the odds are stacked against us. When the only alternative is to drown, the first step towards survival is to kick. "There is comfort in desperation when you know that other people experience it too, and together you can both sing it and sing through it," Hause continues. "As I listen back, I hope the album offers more comfort than desperation. I hope we got that balance right."

 Public Enemy Radio Announce Arena Shows.

Public Enemy RadioTuesday 12th March 2019
When Chuck D founded Public Enemy in the late '80s, he wanted to deliver socio-political messages that gives a voice to those who have long been ignored. He has always been unafraid to question institutional injustices and challenge both leaders and laymen alike to work for change.

Public Enemy Radio will take the groundbreaking, thought-provoking and innovative classics from Public Enemy's undeniable catalogue and deliver them in a classic fashion taking things back to the traditional two-turntables-and-a-microphone era of Hip-Hop. Celebrating 30 years since the release of seminal single "Fight The Power" - which still resonates as loudly now as it did then - the incredible, award-winning turntable skills of Public Enemy and Prophet of Rage's DJ Lord, The Voice of Power - Chuck D and The S1W's will Bring The Noise to the following venues in the UK and Europe:

May
10th London, The SSE Arena, Wembley
11th Manchester, Arena
12th Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
14th Dublin, 3Arena
16th Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
17th Paris, Accorhotels Arena
18th Berlin, Wuhlheide
21st Copenhagen, Royal Arena
23rd Oslo, Spektrum
24th Stockholm, Skansen
27th Helsinki, Ice Bar

Tickets available now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Chuck D narrates a newly launched podcast, exclusively on Spotify called "Stay Free: The Story Of The Clash" an 8-part series which sees Chuck D follow the beginnings and rise and fall of London punk visionaries, The Clash.

After several whirlwind years of writing, recording, touring and creating art in multiple mediums, Chuck D shows no signs of slowing down. Chuck is considered one of the most influential lyricists in contemporary music. Both as a solo artist and as the leader of the groundbreaking group Public Enemy (which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013), he helped pave the way for political, social, and culturally conscious hip-hop. Public Enemy's albums remain among the most critically acclaimed works in the genre, including "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" and "Fear of a Black Planet." Chuck is also a prominent figure on the speaking circuit, lending his voice to issues and causes ranging from technology to race relations. He is also a founding member of the supergroup Prophets of Rage, alongside members of Rage Against the Machine and Cypress Hill.

DJ Lord has spent nearly 20 years behind the decks for Public Enemy and the past two years recording and touring stadiums as a member of Prophets of Rage. He has been a DMC World DJ Championships finalist twice and has embarked on over 100 tours worldwide.

 August Burns Red Announce UK And European Tour.

August Burns RedTuesday 12th March 2019
Two-time Grammy nominees August Burns Red announce their return to Europe this winter, commemorating the release of their colossal third album Constellations 10 years ago.

"I've never been this excited to announce a tour before! It is a great pleasure to be bringing everyone our 10-Years of Constellations world tour. Constellations is our best selling album and has been very important to each of us in ABR. We are so excited to perform the entire album on tour over the second half of 2019! See you soon!"
- JB Brubaker, guitarist

19 Nov - Antwerp Trix (BE)
20 Nov - Hamburg Gruenspan (GE)
21 Nov - Berlin Columbiatheater (GE)
22 Nov - Dresden Reithalle (GE)
23 Nov - Budapest Durer Kurt (HU)
24 Nov - Vienna Flex (AT)
26 Nov - Lyon Ninkasi Kao (FR)
27 Nov - Paris Le Trabendo (FR)
28 Nov - Leeds Beckett Students Union (UK)
29 Nov - Bristol SWX (UK)
30 Nov - London Electric Ballroom (UK)
01 Dec - Stuttgart LKA-Longhorn (UK)
02 Dec - Zurich Dynamo (CH)
04 Dec - Munich Backstage Werk (GE)
05 Dec - Cologne Essigfabrik (GE)
06 Dec - Frankfurt Batschkapp (GE)
07 Dec - Amsterdam Melkweg (NL)

Supports comes from Erra and Currents.

August Burns Red recently toured the UK and Europe for The European Phantom Anthem tour, alongside Fearless Records mates Wage War and Betraying The Martyr. They also released their Phantom Sessions EP in February on, featuring their cover of The Legend Of Zelda theme.

 Stone Broken Announce Live Shows.

Stone BrokenMonday 11th March 2019
Following the recent success of their biggest UK headline tour to date, with many of the shows selling out and Kerrang! remarking in their review, ‘they have never demonstrated better where all the excitement is coming from… one of Britain’s fastest-rising rock bands’, Stone Broken will join Black Stone Cherry this July for shows in Germany & Holland.

Additionally, Stone Broken will play a 14 date tour of the UK & Ireland this October as Special Guests to Black Star Riders. Wayward Sons are also on the bill.

On the festival front, meanwhile, fans can catch Stone Broken at Teddy Rocks Festival 2019 (The Darkness, The Zutons) in Dorset, headlining the Vocalzone Stage on May 5th; the band have also confirmed an appearance at Belladrum Festival 2019 (Jess Glynne, Chvrches, Elbow) in Inverness on August 1st.

Tour dates w/ Black Stone Cherry
Mon 22nd Jul Holland, Zwolle, Hedon
Tue 23rd Jul Germany, Bochum, Matrix
Wed 24th Jul Germany, Karlsruhe, Substage
Thu 25th Jul Germany, Nuremberg, Hirsch
Mon 29th Jul Holland, Weert, Bosuil


Festival appearances Sat 5th May UK, Dorset, Teddy Rocks Festival
Thu 1st Aug UK, Inverness, Belladrum Festival

Tour dates w/ Black Star Riders
Thu 10th Oct O2 Academy, Bristol
Fri 11th Oct Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Sat 12th Oct O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sun 13th Oct William Aston Hall, Wrexham
Wed 16th Oct Academy, Dublin *
Thu 17th Oct Limelight, Belfast *
Sat 19th Oct O2 Academy, Newcastle
Sun 20th Oct Rock City, Nottingham
Tues 22nd Oct De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Wed 23rd Oct O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Thu 24th Oct University Great Hall, Cardiff
Fri 25th Oct KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton
Sat 26th Oct O2 Academy, Leeds
Sun 27th Oct O2 Ritz, Manchester

*BSR + Stone Broken only

 Sunday At Reading Festival Sold Out

Reading FestivalMonday 11th March 2019
With six months still to go until the festival kicks off, today it has been announced that Sunday Day tickets for Reading Festival have already completely sold out! Weekend tickets and limited Friday and Saturday Day tickets for Reading Festival are currently still available as are tickets for Leeds Festival.

Festival fans wanting to see the Foo Fighters headline with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Bastille and The Distillers at Reading Festival, can still attend by purchasing weekend tickets from official ticket agents as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Taking place on August bank holiday weekend (23-25 August), Reading and Leeds will see unforgettable headline performances from rock titans Foo Fighters and Twenty One Pilots, double BRIT Award winners The 1975 and Texan superstar Post Malone. In addition to these mammoth headliners, Reading and Leeds are set to showcase the best in music with sets from over 200 incredible acts including Dave, Billie Eilish, Blossoms, A Day to Remember, Royal Blood, Chvrches, You Me At Six, AJ Tracey, The Hunna, Charli XCX, Bastille and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals.

TICKET INFORMATION Those who've missed out on the opportunity to buy a Reading Festival Sunday ticket can still purchase Reading Festival weekend tickets or head to Leeds Festival for the highly-anticipated August Bank Holiday weekend.

 Hacienda Classical To Play Westonbirt.

Hacienda ClassicalMonday 7th January 2019
Hacienda Classical have announced dates as part of Forest Live 2019, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

The wildly successful clubbing classical cross-over show Hacienda Classical has seen 5-star reviews and landmark shows at Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight Festival and London’s Royal Albert Hall among many memorable nights over the past three years.

The set is played as a continuous live DJ mix where vocalists, choir, orchestra and guests all combine to create a vibrant, exciting performance. Featuring the DJs who shaped the original Hacienda club sound, they perform alongside the Manchester Camerata Orchestra to recreate old school house and club anthems on an epic scale as dance heritage collides with the world of classical music.

The soundtrack and performance are updated each year but again it will include orchestral renditions of much-loved classic club records from The Hacienda’s heritage, revisiting some of the hits that have proved popular with fans as well as adding new arrangements of seminal tracks to the show.

With improvement year on year, 2019’s incarnation for Hacienda Classical will build on its reputation of being one of the very best and most energetic of shows and live experiences of recent years.

Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series held every summer by Forestry Commission England in seven beautiful forests. Over 1.75 million people have attended a forest gig in the last eighteen years. With everything required for a great night out, including good food and drink, the concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere set to a spectacular forest backdrop. Money raised from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Graeme Park commented "I'm thrilled that we'll be continuing the Hacienda Classical journey into 2019 and I'm already digging deep to find some new tracks for the new show. There are also some tracks from previous years that I'm keen to bring back and to make even better based on everything we've learned with all the incredible gigs so far. I'm determined to make this year's show even more exciting than we’ve had before."

Hacienda Classical + Special Guests
Saturday 15 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Sunday 16 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.

Tickets £38.50 (plus £4.35 booking fee) go on sale at 9am Friday 11 January from Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online/info: forestryengland.uk/music.

 Kiefer Sutherland Announces New Album An UK Tour.

Kiefer SutherlandMonday 11th March 2019
Kiefer Sutherland follows his critically acclaimed 2016 debut 'Down In A Hole' by releasing the follow-up 'Reckless & Me' on April 26th via BMG.' Reckless & Me' is the second chapter in a musical journey that has seen Sutherland play hundreds of shows. Initial praise included The Guardian who stated, "The action star's whiskey-sodden country music set is genuinely poignant," while Rolling Stone noted his "edgy vocals blended with passion."

'Reckless & Me' emerged organically from Sutherland's touring in support of his debut. The ten songs were written primarily by Sutherland with select contributions from his producer and long-term friend Jude Cole. They recorded the majority of the album in two sets of sessions, each spanning three or four days, at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Sutherland was inspired by the location's rich history, and especially by posing next to a photo of Paul McCartney looking back at a photo of Frank Sinatra. Their supporting musicians shared a strong pedigree, notably guitarist Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks), drummer Brian MacLeod (Sheryl Crow) and the legendary pianist Jim Cox.

While country music is the beating heart of 'Reckless & Me', its songs span wider Americana, encompassing folk, rock, blues and a whole lot more. They're all connected by Sutherland's love of sharing stories, whether by recounting snapshot of his own life or relating the experiences of others. "As an actor I know that making a connection with an audience always comes by virtue of the story or the character,"he explains."This is very different. They're personal stories from my life. As lucky as I am, there are things you can't avoid: friends of yours are going to die, you're going to be let down, your heart will be broken. Hopefully they help both me and the audience to realise that none of us are alone in trying to get these things in life. And there's something comforting about that. At least to me."

One of the album's immediate highlights is 'This Is How It's Done', a high octane honky tonk that demonstrates that Sutherland's take on country is steeped in tradition. He was waiting in a bar when he had a flashback to his youth which inspired the song, hastily scribbling the lyrics onto napkins and recording the melody onto his phone. "It's about the first night I walked into a bar,"he recalls, "and it was the first time I'd seen two adult men beat the shit out of each other. And that happened like three minutes after I walked in the door. It scared me a bit, and I'm still trying to figure out why I kept going back!"

Elsewhere, the propulsive Petty-meets-Springsteen rocker 'Something You Love' also bursts with energy. Co-written with Cole, it pays tribute to the "average person who works very hard just to stay in the middle"who finds themselves betrayed by big business. "Has it happened to a lot of people I care about?" questions Sutherland. "Yes, of course it has."

The album is bookended by two songs with a special place in Sutherland's heart. 'Open Road' dates back to 1987when Sutherland and Cole took a road trip: Sutherland was travelling to Savannah, Georgia to film '1969' and Cole was heading to Memphis to launch his debut album. Sutherland fell asleep as they hit the Georgia stateline, leaving Cole to sing to himself to stay alert. "It's absolutely his song,"admits Sutherland, "but I feel a part of it because I was there as it was written."

And 'Reckless & Me' comes to close with Sutherland's heartfelt ode to his daughter, Sarah. Looking back upon photos of her as a baby, he started written what eventually became 'Song For A Daughter'. In that emotional moment, he promised to finish it."Long after I'm gone, the song will still be there and she'll know how much I love her,"he says."I cried when I wrote it thinking about how much she's meant to my life, and how different it would've been without her." 'Reckless & Me'will be released on CD, vinyl and digital formats.

Kiefer Sutherland will preview 'Reckless & Me' by playing three stripped-back acoustic shows in the UK next month. The intimate shows will see him share the stories behind the songs, and will give fans the opportunity to ask questions and his music, life and acting career. Fans who pre-order the album from https://BMG.lnk.to/RecklessAndMePR will receive a pre-sale link to buy tickets on Wednesday morning (March 13th).

The dates are: APRIL 7th - Glasgow, Cottiers 8th - Manchester, Gorilla 9th - London, Moth Club

The 'Reckless & Me'tracklisting is: 1. 'Open Road' 2. 'Something You Love' 3. 'Faded Pair Of Blue Jeans' 4. 'Reckless & Me' 5. 'Blame It On Your Heart' 6. 'This Is How It's Done' 7. 'Agave' 8. 'Run To Him' 9. 'Saskatchewan' 10. 'Song For A Daughter

 Combichrist BackWith Ninth Studio Album.

CombichristMonday 11th March 2019
The fire is aroused – Combichrist are back, with their full arsenal on show. Precise. Lurking. Merciless. The bands ninth studio album "One Fire" will be released on 7th of June, and it shows a band at the top of their game.

Cold industrial, heavy riffs seal a sinister alliance, driven by pounding rhythms, forged in 15 years of successful career. Because "One Fire" is rooted in the past glories and also looking forward in one. Formed of aggressive music and unchained live shows around the full globe, Combichrist return to their roots and celebrate the sound that made them great. They receive support by Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) who provides vocals for "Guns At Last Dawn". Provided with a cover that expresses pure chaos crafted by Deka Sepdian (known by the fashion line „Deathrod" by singer Andy LaPlague), "One Fire" is an album that enables you to channel and overcome your anger and frustration.

"One Fire" will be released as simple CD and as 2-CD Digipak.

The band also has something special for vinyl fans: the limited Double Vinyl we be released in orange and pink, not only with different vinyl colors but also with colourwise fitting covers, and additionally one record is a picture vinyl with two different motifs. And if you want the full program, your choice is the box limited on 1000 units and handnumbered, including the Digipak, an additional Bonus Remix CD, Keyholder, Hipsterbag and of course the Certificate of Authenticity.

Track ist 1. Intro 2. Hate Like Me 3. Broken United 4. Guns At Last Dawn 5. Lobotomy 6. One Fire 7. Bottle Of Pain 8. 2045 9. Interlude 10. Understand 11. California Uber Alles 12. Last Days Under The Sun 13. The

 Rebellion Festival Announces Day Splits.

Rebellion.Monday 11th March 2019
Returning this summer over four days from the 1st to the 4th of August at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, Rebellion Festival, respected the world over for bringing together the best new and iconic punk and alternative bands annually, has confirmed the day splits for this year's stellar line-up.

Highlights for the main stages each day include:
Thursday 1st – The Descendents, Fear, Flipper (featuring Jesus Lizard's David Yow on vocals), Spear Of Destiny, The Casualties, Poison Idea, Queen Zee, Peter & The Test Tube Babies.

Friday 2nd – The Stranglers, Dead Boys, Angelic Upstarts, Leftover Crack, Ruts DC, The Avengers, UK Subs, Subhumans, Penetration

Saturday 3rd – Cock Sparrer, The Exploited, Cockney Rejects, Walter Lure's LAMF, The Business Event, HR from Bad Brains, Giuda

Sunday 4th – The Damned, The Skids, The Professionals, King Kurt, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Dwarves, DOA, Conflict, The Chameleons Vox, CJ Ramone, Vice Squad

Details for the Rebellion Introducing and Almost Acoustic stages to follow, with 50 bands yet to be announced for the Introducing stage and many acts to look out for on the Almost Acoustic area where festival goers will get the chance to see their favourite artists stripped down, raw and up close.

For listings head to: http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/line-up

Since its original inception in 1996 as the then named Holidays In The Sun festival, Rebellion has always aimed to bring together the best punk and alternative music from across the globe, and is still a family-run, family-orientated event that celebrates punk in all its forms. 2019 is without doubt, one of the strongest line-ups yet.

Are you ready? 1224!

Day and weekend tickets available here: http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/tickets Head to www.rebellionfestivals.com for more information.

 The Xcerts Announce UK Tour Dates.

The Xcerts.Monday 11th March 2019
The XCERTS today release their brand new single 'Ready To Call', out on all digital platforms now, ahead of the release of their soon to be released new EP 'Wildheart Dreaming' - out March 22nd through Raygun Records.

The brand new 'Wildheart Dreaming' EP is set for release on 22nd March and includes 4 brand new tracks that were written during the "Hold On To Your Heart" sessions but held back for this release. The first single from the EP You Mean Everything, which debuted on the Radio 1 Rock Show in January, now has a video, which you can watch

"Ready To Call was inspired by a phone call i received late one night a few years ago. The events that took place after said phone call were legitimately movie like and to this day the memory feels wildly surreal. I tried to make sense of it all by writing a song about it, whether or not i found any answers or any sense of closure is still up for debate but we love this song and it features one of my favourite choruses we've ever written." - Murray Macleod, vocals & guitars

Live wise, the band have also just been announced as main support to Busted on their March Arena run, with the dates finishing up at Wembley Arena on March 30th.

"We are so unbelievably psyched to be hitting the road with our friends Busted this month. We've been very vocal about wanting to play arenas so the fact we have this opportunity is something we are relishing." - Murray Macleod Live wise - late March through til May will see The Xcerts on a UK headline tour. The Glasgow and Dundee dates have now been rescheduled to 3rd and 4th May consecutively. The band will head out playing in arenas with Busted just before that - all dates for all shows currently announced are below.

After these runs, the band will retire to the studio to commence recording of their hugely anticipated 5th Album.

BUSTED SUPPORT DATES

March Saturday 23rd - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow Sunday 24th - City hall, Newcastle Monday 25th - Guildhall, Southampton Tuesday 26th - Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Thursday 28th - Arena, Manchester Friday 29th - Resorts World Arena, Birmingham Saturday 30th - SSE Arena Wembley, London

HEADLINE DATES:HEADLINE DATES:

March Sunday 31st - Key Club, Leeds

April Saturday 6th - AECC, Aberdeen (Brewdog #PUNKAGM) Sunday 7th - AECC, Aberdeen (Brewdog #PUNKAGM) Monday 8th - Portland Arms, Cambridge Tuesday 9th - The Garage, London Thursday 11th - Castle & Falcon, Birmingham Friday 12th - The Loft, Southampton Saturday 13th - Concorde 2, Brighton Sunday 14th - The Fleece, Bristol

May Friday 3rd - SWG3, Glasgow Saturday 4th - Beat Generator, Dundee

 Feed The Rhino Announce Final Show.

Feed The Rhino.Monday 11th March 2019
FEED THE RHINO - the much-loved hardcore/metal band from Kent - have decided to split. The band will play one last ferocious live show in London on May 17th at The Underworld.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 8th from www.myticket.co.uk/artists/feed-the-rhino

Formed in 2009 Feed The Rhino released four albums, 2010's "Mr Red Eye", 2012's "The Burning Sons", 2014's "The Sorrow And The Sound" and 2018's "The Silence", to wide critical acclaim. The band forged an honest and prominent career whilst building an army of die-hard fans along the way.

Every band feels as though they're a unique proposition but few walked the walk quite like Feed The Rhino. Too multidimensional for the hardcore scene, way too gritty and willing to burn the rule book to ever be considered a metal band and far too inventive to ever be pigeonholed by punk, Rhino had a history of standing out from the crowd over the course of their 10-year career. It's been a badge of honour.

"We couldn't be more proud of what we have achieved in the past decade, and we can't thank all our fans, friends and team enough for helping us on this mad ride. You've helped us achieve what we could only dream of. We leave as we came; good friends who believed in their music." - Feed The Rhino

 Black Star Riders Announce New Album And UK Tour.

Black Star Riders.Monday 11th March 2019
Black Star Riders will release their fourth studio album in September 2019. Entitled 'Another State of Grace' the album was produced & mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep).

The band will support the record with a full UK and Ireland tour in October 2019 with additional dates in other territories to be announced in the near future.

Black Star Riders, who consist of Ricky Warwick (Lead Vocals / Guitar), Scott Gorham (Lead Guitar) and Robert Crane (Bass) together with recent additions Chad Szeliga (Drums) and Christian Martucci (Lead Guitar) recorded the album at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California in February.

Ricky Warwick: "I'm absolutely thrilled to be back with a brand new Black Star Riders Album. In my honest opinion this is the best record the band has made! This is Christian and Chad's first album with the band and they have brought a fantastic energy and vibe"

Scott Gorham adds "It was great to be back in Los Angeles and recording with Jay Ruston was an absolute pleasure. I am excited to see everyone's reactions to this amazing record ... and I can't wait to get back on the road and play you these new songs!"

The band previous album, "Heavy Fire", was released in 2017 and enjoyed widespread fan and critical acclaim. The album enjoyed success in many countries and went on to score multiple high chart placing's & radio playlists. They toured extensively in support of the release with notable appearances on the SOLD OUT Rock Legend's VI cruise out of Florida, alongside Sammy Hagar and Bad Company and very successful tour of North and South America with metal legends Judas Priest.

Following on from their previous albums 'All Hell Breaks Loose', 'The Killer Instinct' and 'Heavy Fire' which have paved the way for Black Star Riders to be recognized as a power force in the modern day of Rock n' Roll, 'Another State of Grace' will be once again released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

After a lengthy period off the road, Black Star Riders are back with a 15 date UK & Ireland Tour with special guests Stone Broken and Wayward Sons.

Ricky adds re the tour: "I'm also very happy to have our friends in Stone Broken and Wayward Sons on the bill with us. A tour of epic proportions... not to be missed!"

Dates for Black Star Riders 2019 UK & Ireland Tour are:

Thursday 10thOctober O2 Academy, Bristol
Friday 11thOctober Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Saturday 12thOctober O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Sunday 13thOctober William Aston Hall, Wrexham
Monday 14thOctober Rock City, Nottingham
Wednesday 16thOctober Academy, Dublin *
Thursday 17thOctober Limelight, Belfast *
Friday 18thOctober Braehead Arena, Glasgow §
Saturday 19thOctober O2 Academy, Newcastle
Sunday 20thOctober O2 Ritz, Manchester
Tuesday 22ndOctober De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Wednesday 23rdOctober O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Thursday 24thOctober University Great Hall, Cardiff
Friday 25thOctober Steel Mill, Wolverhampton
Saturday 26thOctober O2 Academy, Leeds

* BSR and Stone Broken Only § BSR Only as Guests

 The Damned Things Announce New album 'High Crimes'.

The Damned ThingsMonday 11th March 2019
HE DAMNED THINGS announce their long-awaited return with today's release of their new single, "Cells," off their forthcoming album High Crimes due April 26 via Nuclear Blast Records. The music video for the track, directed by Brandon Dermer (PANIC! AT THE DISCO, NEKROGOBLIKON), can be watched here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKdULf6iCng).

"Normally, when career bands say they made a record for fun, they didn't - but we actually did. Maybe that's why this band doesn't have a career?" said THE DAMNED THINGS' Joe Trohman. "Anyway, we're genuinely proud of it. Check it out, and watch the video to see how severely injured we got during the process!"

Pre-order High Crimes in both digital and physical formats from this location: nuclearblast.com/thedamnedthings-highcrimes

High Crimes was produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, AMON AMARTH) and is the follow up to 2010's hugely successful debut album, Ironiclast.

Nine years ago, Scott Ian - guitarist and co-founder of legendary thrash metal outfit, ANTHRAX - took a meeting with Joe Trohman (also a guitarist, and a co-founder, of the band FALL OUT BOY). He and Scott hit it off, and started making songs together. With the help of drummer Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy) and the irreverent vocals of Keith Buckley (EVERY TIME I DIE), THE DAMNED THINGS were formed. The band has gone through changes since its inception and now features Dan Andriano of ALKALINE TRIO on bass. to Saxon