Avril Lavigne Announces 2020 UK Tour

Avril LavigneTuesday 15th October 2019
Today, pop rock icon and global recording superstar Avril Lavigne announces that she will take her highly anticipated "Head Above Water" tour, global for a major run of shows in 2020.

Kicking off March in Milan, Italy, the European leg will hit 11+ cities including Amsterdam, Paris, and Berlin before concluding April 2nd in Manchester, UK. Following the European shows, the eight-time Grammy-nominated singer will continue her "Head Above Water" tour across China, Japan, and Southeast Asia stopping in cities including Shanghai, Tokyo, and Bangkok.

Fans can gain first access to the artist presale beginning October 16, 2019 at 9am through to October 17th at 9pm local time. Artist presale registration begins now. Fans can register to get in line to get first access to tickets here: 

'We had the most amazing time performing on the US Head Above Water Tour!! I can't believe how quickly it went by. Seeing all your faces each night and feeling your energy was exactly what I needed. I truly missed being up on stage, singing with you and this has brought me so much happiness which is why I'm even more excited to announce that I'll be taking the Head Above Water Tour worldwide next year with dates in Europe, Japan, China and Southeast Asia!" said Lavigne.

Currently on her 15-date North American run, Lavigne continues to wow audiences across the country as she hits the road for the first time in 5 years. The "Head Above Water" tour, which kicked off September 14, is in support of her critically acclaimed sixth studio album, Head Above Water, which debuted in the Top 10 following its release on February 15, 2019 via BMG.

The tour's initial shows have received an outpouring of fan and critical acclaim:

"Avril Lavigne's new tour is an UNCOMPLICATED PARADE OF HITS... Lavigne flew through a career-spanning set of angsty jams, party-starters, and stirring ballads... the HIT-PACKED SHOW is a FUN-LOVING CELEBRATION OF HER LEGACY." – MTV

"Avril Lavigne kicks off first tour in five years with CAREER-SPANNING SETLIST... and it's pretty EPIC." – Alternative Press

"It felt like Lavigne had never left. Her voice had new depth and power, but her performance was just as BOUNCY, ENERGETIC AND FUN as in the past... Lavigne's performance was a statement of growth she's made in the past three years and a CELEBRATION OF THE HITS... Fans seemed to connect with Lavigne from the show's first notes and never let up." – RIFF Magazine
 
In Europe €2 from each ticket and in the U.K. £2 from each ticket will be donated to The Avril Lavigne Foundation. The Avril Lavigne Foundation supports people with Lyme Disease, serious illness or disabilities. Through programs and grants, it provides prevention resources, funds treatment and accelerates research in order to provide hope and transform lives.
 
Full tour routing below. Fans can visit https://avrillavigne.com for more details.

"HEAD ABOVE WATER" EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
 
March 16, 2020                 Milan, Italy                                      Fabrique
March 18, 2020                 Brussels, Belgium                           Forest National
March 19, 2020                 Offenbach, Germany                      Stadthalle Offenbach
March 20, 2020                 Amsterdam, Netherlands                AFAS Live
March 22, 2020                 Vienna, Austria                               Gasometer
March 23, 2020                 Zurich, Switzerland                         Volkshaus
March 26, 2020                 Paris, France                                   L'Olympia
March 28, 2020                 Berlin, Germany                              Columbiahalle
March 29, 2020                 Cologne, Germany                          Palladium
March 30, 2020                 Munich, Germany                            Zenith
April 1, 2020                     London, UK                                    O2 Brixton Academy
April 2, 2020                    Manchester, UK                              O2 Apollo

 
Tickets for Avril Lavigne "Head Above Water" tour will go on-sale to the general public on Friday 18th October 2019 at 9am at
www.livenation.co.uk/

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 Taylor Hawkins To Release Full Length Studio Album.

Taylor HawkinsTuesday 15th October 2019
On November 8, Taylor Hawkins will descend from the levitating drum throne on which he's spent two years on tour supporting Foo Fighters' international #1 album Concrete and Gold. The forthcoming third Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders album, Get The Money, will be released by Shanabelle/Columbia Records on that date, and can be pre-ordered now with all pre-orders receiving the instant grat track "Crossed The Line" (featuring guest turns from Hawkins' bandmate Dave Grohl and Yes vocalist Jon Davison). 

Pre-Order 'Get The Money'
HERE

Listen to "Crossed The Line" HERE

Exclusive Merch bundles are also be available HERE
Produced by John Lousteau and Taylor himself, and mixed by Sylvia Massy, Get The Money follows Taylor's 2016 six-song mini-LP KOTA by three years almost to the day, and features a scope far wider than KOTA's takes on suburbia's bizarro underbelly. The new album finds Taylor and Coattail Riders Chris Chaney, Brent Woods and John Lousteau accompanied by an all-star supporting cast including Taylor's fellow Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Roger Taylor, Joe Walsh,  Duff McKagan, Nancy Wilson, Chrissie Hynde, Perry Farrell,  LeAnn Rimes and more, collectively creating a staggering, epic sprawl that swerves from classic rock to prog and glam and all points between.

Since the Texas-born Laguna-bred force of nature made his Foo Fighting debut on the tour supporting 1997's sophomore opus The Colour and the Shape, he has been an essential element of the sound and personality of the last great American arena/stadium rock band.  He's played on Grammy-winning FF albums including There Is Nothing Left To Lose, One by One and Wasting Light, and contributed lead vocals to Concrete and Gold's "Sunday Rain," as well as "Cold Day In The Sun" from 2005's In Your Honor. 

Taylor's previous extracurricular output includes two albums from Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, one with The Birds of Satan, the above-mentioned KOTA mini-LP that featured Hawkins on lead vocals and nearly every instrument.

Tracklisting:
1.    Crossed the Line (featuring Dave Grohl, Jon Davison
2.    Don't Look At Me That Way (featuring Duff McKagan, Nancy Wilson
3.    You're No Good at Life No More (featuring Dave Grohl)
4.    I Really Blew It (featuring Dave Grohl, Perry Farrell)
5.    Queen Of The Clowns  (featuring Mark King)
6.    Get the Money (featuring Joe Walsh, Chrissie Hynde, Duff McKagan)
7.    C U in Hell (featuring LeAnn Rimes)
8.    Middle Child (featuring Dave Grohl)
9.    Kiss the Ring
10. Shapes Of Things (featuring Roger Taylor, Pat Smear)

 Gabrielle Announces 2020 UK Tour.

GabrielleTuesday 15th October 2019
One of the UK's most successful singer-songwriters, Gabrielle returned to the top of her game with her 2018 album 'Under My Skin'. The album debuted at #7on the Official Album Chart and represented her highest-charting studio set since 'Rise' spent three weeks at #1 eighteen years earlier. Boosted by Radio 2 support that saw Gabrielle receive Record of the Week and A-list additions for 3 of her latest singles, the campaign reminded the world of Gabrielle's distinctive vocal gift – one that flourishes with equal measures of soul and emotion.

Having successfully proven herself all over again, Gabrielle is now set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the smash hit 'Rise' album with the confirmation of the 'Rise Again Tour 2020'. The tour will see Gabrielle playing  songs from the album, along with other iconic hits and fan favourites.

"I'm so excited about going on the road and celebrating 20 years of the 'Rise' album being released. I'm looking forward to performing songs from 'Rise' alongside lots of my other favourites and of course I could never end a show without playing 'Dreams', its going to be a big party full of good vibes and memories" says Gabrielle.

Released late in 1999'Rise' shot back into the charts when its title-track spent two weeks at #1 the following February. The album then spent three weeks at #1 during an eleven-week run in the Top 10, before again returning to the Top 10 in the summers of 2000 and 2001. The album was eventually certified 4 x Platinum in recognition of more than 1.2 million sales.

'Rise' featured five of Gabrielle's biggest hits: the title track (#1), 'Out Of Reach' (#4),  'When A Woman'(#6), 'Sunshine'(#9) and 'Should I Stay' (#13).

The 'Rise Again Tour 2020'dates are:  

NOVEMBER
12th– Gateshead, Sage
13th– York, Barbican
15th– Salford, Lowry
16th– Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
17th– Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
20th– Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
21st– Birmingham, Town Hall
23rd– Leicester, De Montfort Hall
24th– Brighton, Dome
25th– London, indigo at The O2
27th– Dublin, Olympia

 The Goo Goo Dolls Announce 2020 UK Tour.

Goo Goo DollsMonday 14th October 2019
Goo Goo Dolls have confirmed a UK tour for next year kicking off in Glasgow on February 19th 2020 which includes a show at London's Roundhouse on February 28th. Singer John Rzeznik said "I love playing the UK, the audiences are amazing. We always have a blast so it's a real pleasure to be coming back"

 Tickets are on general sale: Friday 18th October 2019 at 10:00 a.m. HERE.
 
UK dates are:
 
Wed-Feb-19 Glasgow Academy
Fri-Feb-21 Manchester Albert Hall
Sat-Feb-22 Leeds Academy
Mon-Feb-24 Nottingham Rock City
Tue-Feb-25 Birmingham O2 Institute 1
Thus-Feb-27 London Roundhouse

With more than 3 decades together as a band and over 12 million albums sold, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls released their 12th studio album Miracle Pill earlier this year. As well as the hit single "Miracle Pill", the engaging and timely record also features "Indestructible" which was added to the A List at Radio 2.   In addition, the track 'Fearless' has just been added to the LA Dodgers in-stadium playlist - check it out HERE.

The band also delivered two unforgettable performances of "Miracle Pill" on Good Morning America and Live With Kelly and Ryan.

Goo Goo Dolls recently wrapped up a tour of South America with Bon Jovi which included a performance at iconic music festival Rock In Rio. They embark on a headline tour later this month kicking off in Austin, TX on October 25th which visits over 20 cities across North America. For tickets and a complete list of dates, visit GooGooDolls.com.

ABOUT GOO GOO DOLLS:
Formed in Buffalo, NY during1986 by John Rzeznik and Robby Takac, Goo Goo Dolls quietly broke records, contributed a string of staples to the American songbook, connected to millions of fans, and indelibly impacted popular music for three-plus decades. In addition to selling 12 million records worldwide, the group garnered four GRAMMY® Award nominations and seized a page in the history books by achieving 14 number one and Top 10 hits at Hot AC in the USA. As a result, they hold the all-time radio record for "Most Top 10 Singles."

Their song "Iris" was #1 on the Hot 100 for 18 straight weeks and was named "#1 Top 40 Song of the Last 20 Years." A Boy Named Goo [1995] went double-platinum, Dizzy Up The Girl went quadruple-platinum. Gutterflower [2002] and Let Love In [2006] both went gold with  Something for the Rest of Us [2010] and Magnetic [2013] both reaching the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200.

2016's Boxes attracted the praise of People and Huffington Post as well as Noisey, Consequence of Sound, and many more.  Goo Goo Dolls' music has been covered by everyone from Beyonce to Taylor Swift to Leona Lewis. Among many accolades, John received the prestigious "Hal David Starlight Award" in 2008.

Following their 2018 sold-out twentieth anniversary tour in celebration of Dizzy Up The Girl, the band wrote and recorded their twelfth full-length album, Miracle Pill [Warner Records],  with the first single and title track kicking off a bold and bright new era.

 Brothers Osbourne Announce Biggest Ever UK Tour.

Brothers OsbourneFriday 11th October 2019
Brothers Osborne have confirmed a headline tour of the UK for spring 2020; this announcement comes in the wake of a triumphant debut appearance at the Download festival earlier this year, plus two previous sold-out headline runs in 2018.

Starting in Birmingham on May 10th, this latest series of dates sees the Maryland natives playing their biggest UK shows to date, including a night at the prestigious Roundhouse in North London – an historic site that has hosted some of music's most legendary names, including Bob Dylan & The Doors.

Full list of shows as follows:- 
May 10  Birmingham, O2 Institute
May 11  Cambridge, Junction
May 12  London, Roundhouse
May 14  Edinburgh, Queens Hall
May 15  Manchester, Albert Hall
May 16  Leeds, Stylus
A special guest for the tour will be announced in due course.
As both a celebration of Brothers Osborne live plus a scene-setter for the headline dates next year, a new album, 'Live at the Ryman', will be released digitally on October 11th; the CD format – exclusive to the UK – will follow on October 25th, with the vinyl version rounding things off on November 29thSnakefarm Records will handle all releases for the UK, with the LP format coming as a 2 disc, coloured vinyl set (one disc pressed onto red vinyl, the other yellow, mirroring the iconic stained glass windows of the Ryman, the acknowledged 'Mother Church of Country Music' and occasional home of the Grand Ole Opry)...

Recorded during their incredible three-night, sold-out run at this famed Nashville auditorium in February this year, 'Live at the Ryman' features Platinum-certified hits such as 'Stay A Little Longer' & 'It Ain't My Fault', which magnificently occupies the whole of Side 4 of the 2 disc set (!), as well as fan favourites like 'Weed, Whiskey And Willie' & 'Love The Lonely Out Of You'. Also featured live and in the raw is John & TJ Osborne's US Top 40 single 'I Don't Remember Me (Before You)', the promo clip for which can be viewed HERE.

Anyone who has ever attended a Brothers Osborne concert will be fully aware that the fans have a key part to play, and these energised and evocative recordings make that very clear indeed. 'Live at the Ryman' is spontaneous, loud and best enjoyed with a drink close to hand; that choice is yours, but the Brothers and their regular touring and recording musicians provide plenty of pointers here...

'Live at the Ryman' Track-listing:
01. Drank Like Hank
02. Shoot Me Straight
03. I Don't Remember Me (Before You)
04. Weed, Whiskey and Willie
05. Down
06. Rum
07. Pushing Up Daisies (Love Alive)
08. Tequila Again
09. 21 Summer
10. Love The Lonely
11. Stay A Little Longer
12. It Ain't My Fault

As current reigning three-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year, Brothers Osborne are nominated for a further 4 CMA Awards this year, including Vocal Duo of the Year and Single of the Year. Overall, the Brothers, now Nashville-based, have collected four CMA, five ACM trophies and stand as five-time GRAMMY nominees.

 Inglorious To Embark On UK Tour.

IngloriousFriday 11th October 2019
British rockers Inglorious are thrilled to announce their full UK tour, which will start in October 2019.

Following the successful launch of brand new album "Ride To Nowhere" earlier this year, Inglorious are back on the road to bring their anthemic rock songs to fans across the country. The 13 date UK tour will see the band further corroborating the strength of the line-up featuring experienced musicians: Danny Dela Cruz, Dan Stevens and Vinnie Colla, alongside veteran drummer Phil Beaver and inimitable frontman Nathan James leading the charge.

The band comments: "We are so excited to be heading out on the road again, this time we are playing many town and cities we have never played before as well as a few brilliant venues that we always love returning to. After a very busy festival season playing to 10s of thousands of people we are looking forward to getting back into these clubs and venues and playing songs from our 3 albums before heading into the studio to make a 4th. We are mixing a few things up in the set and we have some fantastic support bands with us."

Inglorious are one of the most exciting and vital British rock acts to emerge in years and their shows promise to bring their iconic unique sound: a blend of influences from seminal rock albums of the 70's reinterpreted through the band's contemporary sensibilities.

UK Dates:
Thu, OCT 17 – Northampton – Roadmenders, United Kingdom
Fri, OCT 18 - The Picturedrome - Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Sat, OCT 19 - The Grand - Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Sun, OCT 20 - La Belle Angele - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Tue, OCT 22 - The Welly - Hull, United Kingdom
Wed, OCT 23 - The Robin 2 - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Thu, OCT 24 – TIVOLI - Buckley, United Kingdom
Fri, OCT 25 - Junction 1 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Sun, OCT 27 - Gloucester Guildhall - Gloucester, United Kingdom
Mon, OCT 28 - O2 Academy Oxford - Oxford, United Kingdom
Tue, OCT 29 – Tramshed - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Wed, OCT 30 – Phoenix - Exeter, United Kingdom
Fri, NOV 1 - Concorde 2 - Brighton, United Kingdom

 Sepultura Announce New Concept Album 'Quadra'.

SepulturaFriday 11th October 2019
During their performance at Rock in Rio Festival last Friday, Brazilian metal icons SEPULTURA unveiled the first details of their upcoming studio album, and now want to make it official for their worldwide fan base; the band's next full-length release will be a thrilling concept album titled Quadra, scheduled to see the light of day in early 2020 through Nuclear Blast Records.

After relentless touring for their previous opus Machine Messiah, released in 2017, the Latin American quartet returned to the legendary Fascination Street Studios to once again work with producer Jens Bogren. Quadra saw the band pushing their own mental and physical boundaries and has been one of their hardest albums to complete, as singer Derrick Green explains:

"The experience was like no other time in the studio. I felt the preparation was key in making the recording process go as smoothly as possible. We were relentless each day giving everything that we had until complete exhaustion of the mind, body, and soul. This album is a direct result of the sign of the times. The music is an evolution needed to push ourselves to go further than we ever have."

Today, the band also unveils the cover of this 15th studio piece, created by Christiano Menezes for Darkside Books. Revolving around the meaning of the number 4, the concept goes much deeper and the band's mastermind Andreas Kisser explains the idea behind the depicted coin:

"Quadra, among other meanings, is the Portuguese word for "sport court" that by definition is a "limited area of ​​land, with regulatory demarcations, where according to a set of rules the game takes place.

We all come from different Quadras. The countries, all nations with their borders and traditions; culture, religions, laws, education and a set of rules where life takes place. Our personalities, what we believe, how we live, how we build societies and relationships, all depends on these set of rules that we grew up with. Concepts of creation, gods, death and ethics.

Money, we are enslaved by this concept. Who's poor and who's rich, that's how we measure people and material goods. Regardless of your Quadra you need money to survive, the prime rule to play this game called life. Hence the coin.

The coin is forged with the senator skull, who represents the set of rules and laws we live by; the world map on his head delimiting the borders of all nations, imaginary lines separating people by concepts of race and the sacred."

The release date, pre-order and first single from Quadra will soon be revealed, so stay tuned for further details.

 Alter Bridge Release New Video.

Alter BridgeFriday 11th October 2019
With less than three weeks until the band’s new album is available worldwide, ALTER BRIDGE are releasing one more track from their upcoming release Walk The Sky (due out October 18th via Napalm Records). “Dying Light” is the album closer and the fifth song the band has unveiled from their upcoming sixth studio album.

The track is available on all digital service providers around the globe and a visualiser by collaborator Dan Sturgess can be seen here: https://youtu.be/eiFHJr7bKp4.

Walk The Sky is produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette and is available for pre-order at https://smarturl.it/WalkTheSky. 

ALTER BRIDGE are currently on the road in the USA on the VICTORIOUS SKY TOUR until October 25, co-headlining alongside Skillet with special guest Dirty Honey opening. The European headline tour - billed as the WALK THE SKY TOUR - takes place in November/December and will feature Shinedown and Sevendust in the UK and Shinedown and The Raven Age at other European dates. The band has also been announced as part of the US-based, inaugural Exit 111 festival this month and as a headliner of the sold-out 2020 sailing of Shiprocked.

UK DATES with Shinedown and Sevendust:
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

 Beartooth Release Video For 'Bad Listener'.

BeartoothFriday 11th October 2019
Beartooth have released a live video for "Bad Listener." The footage was taken from the band's electrifying and pyrotechnics-enhanced performance at Rock Am Ring in Germany earlier this year. The Columbus, Ohio-based band took the stage in front of over 70,000 music fans from across Europe.

Watch the video for "Bad Listener" here

Watch the previously released live performance of "You Never Know" from Rock Am Ring here. 

Beartooth will be going back on tour later this fall with A Day to Remember, I Prevail, and Can't Swim on one of the most-anticipated treks of the entire fall season. All dates, including the band's upcoming festival appearances, are below.

Beartooth's latest album Disease is out now.

The digital-only The Blackbird Session acoustic EP, featuring reimagined versions of songs from Disease, is available here. Fans can watch the documentary, which tracks the process and progress of creating The Blackbird Session EP, here.


BEARTOOTH ON TOUR

FESTIVAL DATES:
11/10 — Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival
12/10 — San Bernardino, CA — Self Help Festival
19/10 — Las Vegas, NV — Las Rageous Festival 


WITH A DAY TO REMEMBER + I PREVAIL:
28/9   — Simpsonville, SC — CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
15/10 — Boise, ID — CenturyLink Arena
16/10 — Salt Lake City, UT — USANA Amphitheatre
17/10 — Denver, CO — Fillmore Auditorium 
21/10 — Irving, TX — The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
22/10 — Houston, TX — NRG Arena
23/10 — Corpus Christi, TX — Concrete Street Amphitheater
25/10 — Saint Charles, MO — Family Arena
26/10 — Chicago, IL — Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC
27/10 — Minneapolis, MN — The Armory
29/10 — Fargo, ND — Scheels Arena
30/10 — Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Arena
31/10 — Independence, MO — Silverstein Eye Centers Arena (SECA)
02/11 — Pittsburgh, PA — Petersen Events Center
03/11 — Fairfax, VA — EagleBank Arena
05/11 — Laval, QC — Place Bell
07/11 — Reading, PA — The Santander Arena
09/11 — Glen Falls, NY — Cool Insuring Arena
10/11 — Trenton, NJ — CURE Insurance Arena
12/11 — Syracuse, NY — The Oncenter War Memorial Arena
14/11 — Fort Wayne, IN — Allen County War Memorial Expo Center
15/11 — Cleveland, OH — Wolstein Center at CSU
16/11 — Ypsilanti, MI — Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center
17/11 — Huntington, WV — Big Sandy Superstore Arena
19/11 — New York, NY — Terminal 5
21/11 — Duluth, GA — Infinite Energy Center
22/11 — Nashville, TN — Nashville Municipal Auditorium
23/11 — Fayetteville, NC— Crown Coliseum

UK/EU 2020 HEADLINE DATES
16/2 — Stuttgart, DE – LKA-Longhorn
17/2 — Vienna, AT – Arena Wien
19/2 — Solothurn, CH - Kofmehl
20/2 — Munich, DE - Tonhalle
21/2 — Oberhausen, DE – Turbinnenhallen
22/2 — Wiesbaden, DE - Schlachtof   
24/2 — Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
25/2 — Glasgow, UK – SWG3
26/2 — Nottingham, UK – Rock City
28/2 — Manchester, UK – Academy
29/2 — London, UK – Roundhouse
01/3 — Antwerp, BE – Trix
03/3 — Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
04/3 — Hamburg, DE – Grosse Freiheit
05/3 — Berlin, DE – Huxleys
06/3 — Leipzig, DE – Taubchenthal

 Anti-Flag Announce 2020 UK Tour.

Anti-FlagTuesday 1st October 2019
Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag announce vital UK and European tour dates for January 2020.

Read the official band statement here: -

“We need these shows. We need this tour. We need to set the pace for the work that lies ahead in 2020. Our individual strength, optimism and hope comes directly from the interactions and exchanges we have at shows like these. It is a space where individual energy transforms to collective energy and power is born.

We cannot wait to unveil our new record. New songs are our bridge to reach out, reconnect, energize and organize. An opportunity to put names to faces, city to city, town to town. We are living in a time where minorities are being increasingly marginalized and cast out of society, where their mere existence has become an illegality. Those victimized by the current administration need much more than allies, they need accomplices. We can no longer be shocked or distracted by defeat. Now is the time to remind each other that we are not alone and together we can beat back injustice.

We hope that this collection of songs, the congregation of folks around the shows, will all serve as tools of solidarity in the face of oppression and empire - solidarity with the poor, the marginalized and the scapegoated who are all catching hell.

Sometimes people say “enough” and a riot echoes forever.”

FULL UK & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES AS FOLLOWS: -
8/1 Lisboa, PT - RCA Club
9/1 Madrid, ES - Caracol
10/1 Vitoria, ES - Kubik
11/1 Zaragoza, ES - Sala López
12/1 Barcelona, ES - Estrapelo
14/1 Milano, IT - HT Factory
16/1 Zurich, CH - Dynamo
17/1 Graz, AT - PPC
18/1 Vienna, AT - Flex
19/1 Prague, CZ - Roxy
21/1 Berlin, DE - SO36
22/1 Munich, DE  - Backstage Werk
23/1 Nuremberg, DE - Lowensaal
24/1 Chemnitz, DE - Talschock
26/1 Warsaw, PL - Proxima
28/1 Hamburg, DE - Fabrik
29/1 Köln, DE  - Essigfabrik
30/1 Haarlem, NL - Patronaat
2/2 Brighton, UK - Chalk
4/2 London, UK –02 Academy Islington
5/2 Manchester, UK - Club Academy
6/2 Birmingham, UK - The Mill
7/2 Glasgow, UK – The Garage

 Devin Townsend To Headline Bloodstock Open Air 2020.

Bloodstock Open AirTuesday 1st October 2019
BLOODSTOCK HQ is a hive of activity as a slew of bands confirm slots for the 2020 event.  2020 also sees the festival celebrating 20 years of BLOODSTOCK, so expect some special treats to celebrate at Catton Park next August.

Without further ado, coming to us with an exclusive UK show for 2020, DEVIN TOWNSEND is set to headline Friday on BLOODSTOCK's Ronnie James Dio main stage!  The show will be a very special set for fans, with more detail on the nature of the set to be revealed in due course!  Here's Devin to tell you the news: https://youtu.be/noN0RK4LedA.  He also tells us: "OK, folks...wow.  So where should I begin?  Ever since I was a kid, being able to headline a festival as fantastic and forward thinking as Bloodstock has been a dream of mine.  As some of you may know, I've been working on several live 'bands' lately, from acoustic, to prog and orchestral, with some really artistic and improvisational aspects.  However for Bloodstock, my intention is to do something quite different, and consequently kick ass in every possible way. I am putting together a VERY SPECIAL one-off show for Bloodstock, with a heavy band, playing the very best material for an outdoor festival from my entire catalogue, from SYL up to Empath.  I have always felt that if I was given one shot to knock it out of the park, I wouldn't hesitate. And my friends, this is the shot! I have listened to what people have been asking for from my catalogue, and with a show like this, a production like we are planning, and the players who have agreed to be involved, this will surely be one of the pinnacle moments in my career.  My intention over the past few years has been to find ways to use different aspects of my work (that fall on opposite ends of the creative spectrum), to ultimately make something really beautiful. Something unified. This show is meant to bring it all together after 25 years of doing this.  Thanks Bloodstock for choosing to rock with me. I can't wait to see you all there!"  

JINJER are also set to make their BLOODSTOCK debut with a slot on Saturday's main stage.  The Ukrainian metal squad, fronted by Tatiana Shmailyuk, have been making waves in recent years with their heavy progressive sound.  Check out them razing Wacken to the ground earlier this year with 'Perennial', a track taken from their recent 'Micro' EP; https://youtu.be/bxi3i9wzQBk.  The band are currently readying their brand new studio album, 'Macro' for release late October.  

Power metallers GLORYHAMMER land a Sunday spot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage.  The band's current album, 'Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex' is out now via Napalm Records.  Remind yourself of their maximum power metal points by watching the video for 'Gloryhammer'; https://youtu.be/tKlVYJTSzuU

BLOODSTOCK is also set to welcome the previously announced SKINDRED, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, VIO-LENCE, SACRED REICH, DARK TRANQUILLITY, and BUTCHER BABIESBLOODSTOCK's remaining two headline acts and many more bands performing over the weekend will be announced in due course. 

Discounted Early Bird tickets, VIP tickets, child tickets and car parking tickets for 2020's event are available now at the ticket store.  Campervan tickets for 2020 are already sold out. 

In other great news, BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to announce that 2019's event raised £7,696.44 on site to benefit this year's official charity partner, Young Minds.  A giant thank you to all those who contributed to such a brilliant cause. 

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

 Jamie Lenman Releases Video For 'Adamantium Rage'.

Jamie LenmanTuesday 1st Ocotber 2019
JAMIE LENMAN has today released a video for the brilliant 'Adamantium Rage', a track taken from his recently released covers album 'Shuffle'. The track is a reinterpretation of the theme music from his favourite computer game, the 90's coin-op classic 'Wolverine Adamantium Rage'. In a bizarre twist of coincidence, Jamie had ACTUALLY tried to cover the same piece of music back in 1995, and recorded it on a tape cassette recorder - check his recent Facebook post about it - HERE
Watch 'Wolverine' - HERE

"I've loved comics since I was very little and my first love was always batman, but when their excellent cartoon started in the 90s I became obsessed with the x-men, and wolverine was my favourite. I watched the show, I read the books and I played the games, which is where this theme is from."
"The little girl in the video is very much my younger self, it's definitely autobiographical. As a kid you're powerless, but these heroes gave you power. The x men said, 'that power is inside of you, waiting to come out'. It was a wonderful feeling and I'll always love them for it."
"We filmed it in my DOP's home town, starring his daughter Flo. After some initial reluctance, she conquered her natural shyness and gave a stunning performance. Her dad says she hasn't been the same since, and I'm sure the creators of those characters would be proud to know that they helped her find that power. She also managed to negotiate a twenty-pound acting fee, which is more than I've ever got for being in a music video!"

JAMIE LENMAN will also be heading out on tour in November on his 'Shuffle' UK run, with dates running from Nov 5th through to Nov 30th - ending at The Moth Club in London. Tickets are on sale now, support TBA soon.

All JAMIE LENMAN UK headline dates (support TBA):
Tue 05 Nov - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Wed 06 Nov - Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham 3
Thu 07 Nov - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Mon 11 Nov - Bristol, Thekla
Tue 12 Nov - Cambridge, The Portland Arms
Wed 13 Nov - Southampton,The Joiners
Mon 18 Nov - Brighton, Patterns
Tue 19 Nov - Norwich, The Waterfront
Wed 20 Nov - Gloucester, Gloucester Guildhall
Sun 24 Nov - Edinburgh, The Caves
Mon 25 Nov - Newcastle, The Cluny
Tue 26 Nov - Manchester, The Deaf Institute
Sat 30 Nov - London, MOTH Club

 The Devil Wears Prada Release New Single 'Chemical'.

Devil Wears PradaTuesday 1st October 2019
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA are excited to share their new track 'Chemical' taken from their new album The Act on October 11th via Solid State Records

"Musically I love that Chemical bends lines. It's not so much rock, not metal, not post-hardcore. I think that's a big part of The Act's character and Chemical is a hooky one to exemplify that. It always felt like a special track to us and it's one that pushes the boundaries of what The Devil Wears Prada can sound like."- The Devil Wears Prada

Listen to Chemical HERE
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA consistently chooses to both challenge themselves and the world around them. The group—Mike Hranica [vocals], Jeremy DePoyster [vocals, guitar], Andy Trick [bass], Kyle Sipress [guitar], Jonathan Gering [keys, synthesizers], and Giuseppe Capolupo [drums]—bend and break all boundaries on their seventh full-length and debut for Solid State Records, The Act. Pulling plain-spoken poetry through distorted discord and dissonance, the six-piece delivers a dynamic and definitive statement.

Regarding the album, Hranica furthers, "The Act is our seventh full-length and the most detailed effort of our career. The process was scrupulous in every facet. Jon, who's played keyboard with the band for the last seven or eight years, produced the album; which is a decision that's insurmountably snowballed over the past few releases. There is no common theme surrounding every song on the record, although there are notions that inhale and exhale through the LP's timeline."

"This just feels very make it, or break it for us," says Hranica. "All bets are in on The Act. We tried to make something outside of the norm for rock, metalcore, or heavy music. We often hear commentary that 'rock is dead' now; I don't think it has to be that way though. Look at the corners pop and hip-hop turn. Artists just need to reinvent themselves and make something creative and inventive again. Reinvention is what we're driving towards.

Be sure to catch the band this December supporting Stray From The Path W/ Gideon and Loathe this December.

DEC 2 BIRMINGHAM, ASYLUM 
DEC 3 BRISTOL, SWX - SOLD OUT 
DEC 4 GLASGOW, G2
DEC 5 MANCHESTER, REBELLION - SOLD OUT
DEC 6 LONDON, ISLINGTON ACADEMY 
DEC 7 SOUTHAMPTON, THE LOFT - SOLD OUT 

THE ACT TRACKLISTING:
1. "Switchblade"
2. "Lines of Your Hands"
3. "Chemical"
4. "Wave of Youth"
5. "Please Say No"
6. "The Thread"
7. "Numb"
8. "Isn't It Strange?"
9. "Diamond Lost"
10. "As Kids"
11. "Even Though"
12. "Spiderhead"

 Bruce Springsteen To Release 'Western Stars - Songs From The Film'.

Western StarsMonday 30th September 2019
Columbia Records will release ‘Western Stars – Songs From The Film’ on 25th October featuring each of the live performances captured in Bruce Springsteen’s directorial debut ‘Western Stars.’ The soundtrack includes every song from Springsteen’s most recent studio album of the same name, as well as a cover of Glen Campbell’s 'Rhinestone Cowboy.'
‘Western Stars – Songs From The Film’ pulls the audio from the film co-directed by Bruce Springsteen and longtime collaborator Thom Zimny. Springsteen and Ron Aniello produced the soundtrack and its audio was mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig, the same duo behind ‘Springsteen on Broadway.’

Pre-order the album HERE

The ‘Western Stars’ film is a cinematic retelling of Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, as he plays the album backed by a band and full orchestra at Stone Hill Farm in Colts Neck, NJ. The film premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and is written and performed by Bruce Springsteen, with special guest Patti Scialfa. Zimny, Jon Landau, Barbara Carr and George Travis produced the film, with Springsteen serving as executive producer. The original score is by Springsteen.

The ‘Western Stars’ album has become a global success reaching No. 1 on charts in every continent and hailed by critics as some of the finest music of his career. The album also placed Springsteen alongside David Bowie and the Rolling Stones one of the Top 5 acts with the most No. 1 UK albums.

‘Western Stars – Songs From The Film’ track list:
      Hitch Hikin’
      The Wayfarer
      Tucson Train
      Western Stars
      Sleepy Joe’s Café
      Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
      Chasin’ Wild Horses
      Sundown
      Somewhere North of Nashville
      Stones
      There Goes My Miracle
      Hello Sunshine
      Moonlight Motel
      Rhinestone Cowboy
 

 All songs written by Bruce Springsteen, except “Rhinestone Cowboy”

 Waterparks Announce Additional Shows To 2020 UK Tour.

WaterparksMonday 30th September 2019
Waterparks have added additional dates to THE FANDOM TOUR, after original dates in the cities sold out within minutes of going on sale!

The band will be hitting the road in the new year in support of their upcoming album, FANDOM (out Oct 11). Tickets are available now atwaterparksband.com.
The FANDOM UK Tour Dates (updated)
Jan 24 – Dublin – The Academy
Jan 25 – Belfast – Waterfront Studio
Jan 26 – Glasgow – SWG3
Jan 27 – Birmingham – Institute
Jan 29 – Manchester – Academy 2 - SOLD OUT
Jan 30 - Manchester - Academy 2 (Added due to demand)
Feb 1 – London – Electric Ballroom - SOLD OUT
Feb 2 - London - Electric Ballroom (Added due to demand)

Tickets are available now atwaterparksband.com.
FANDOM, the third full-length from Waterparks (and first on Hopeless Records), and  produced by Zakk Cervini (Poppy, Yungblud, nothing, nowhere.), is a colorful, diverse, and enigmatic collection of songs that includes the previously released, "Dream Boy", "Watch What Happens Next" and the tornado-like, "Turbulent" released in late May. 

 Killswitch Announce UK And European Tour Support.

Killswitch EngageMonday 30th September 2019
Metal heavyweights KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have revealed the special guests for their upcoming European headline tour. The UK section kicks off at Norwich's UEA on October 14th and closes at the legendary O2 Academy Brixton in London on October 20th.

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, REVOCATION join the bill, bringing their brand of technical death metal. The group released their seventh album The Outer Ones, via Metal Blade, last September.

German metal beasts TENSIDE also join the affray. The Munich-based group have released six albums to date, including latest LP Convergence, and supported Trivium for three dates in Europe earlier this summer.

Following the UK trek, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE continue to steamroll across mainland Europe with REVOCATION and TENSIDE, wrapping up November 10th in Nuremberg, Germany.

Catch them at the following shows:

>KILLSWITCH ENGAGE TOUR DATES:
Mon 14th Oct - NORWICH (UK) UEA
Tue 15th Oct - BRISTOL (UK) O2 Academy
Thu 17th Oct - GLASGOW (UK) Barrowland
Fri 18th Oct - MANCHESTER (UK) Academy
Sat 19th Oct - BIRMINGHAM (UK) O2 Academy
Sun 20th Oct - LONDON (UK) O2 Academy Brixton
Tue 22nd Oct - BRUSSELS (BEL) AB
Wed 23rd Oct - AMSTERDAM (HOL) Melkweg
Fri 25th Oct - OBERHAUSEN (GER) Turbinenhalle
Sat 26th Oct - BERLIN (GER) Huxleys
Mon 28th Oct - HELSINKI (FIN) Circus
Wed 30th Oct - STOCKHOLM (SWE) Fryshuset
Thu 31st Oct - OSLO (NOR) Rockefeller
Fri 1st Nov - KARLSTAD (SWE) Nojesfabriken 
Sat 2nd Nov - COPENHAGEN (DEN) Amager Bio
Mon 4th Nov - WARSAW (POL) Stodola
Tue 5th Nov - LEIPZIG (GER) Werk 2
Wed 6th Nov - MUNICH (GER) - Tonhalle
Fri 8th Nov - LAUSANNE (SWI) Les Docs
Sat 9th Nov - PRATTELN (SWI) Z7
Sun 10th Nov - NUREMBERG (GER) Loewensaal

Tickets for all dates are on sale now. Tickets for the UK dates can be bought online via https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/killswitch-engage-tickets and www.gigsinscotland.com.

Most recently, the band unveiled a video for new song "The Signal Fire." Current and former KsE singers Jesse Leach and Howard Jones trade vocals in this simple but electrifying performance clip, the first time both singers have appeared in a KILLSWITCH ENGAGE official band video. Watch the video, directed by the band's longtime collaborator Ian McFarland (The Godfathers of Hardcore, Meshuggah), here .

KsE previously shared the album's first single "Unleashed." Watch the visualiser here .

The band also debuted an official video for emotive track "I Am Broken Too." Watch it here .

All tracks are taken from latest album, Atonement, released this summer by Music For Nations and available to buy here .

 Amon Amarth Release Video For 'Shield Wall'.

Amon AmarthMonday 30th September 2019
Heavy metal overlords AMON AMARTH have released a brand new video for their stomping, anthemic call to arms 'Shield Wall'. The rabble-rousing new video chronicles the plight of an enemy ship come to invade a Viking village. But, as frontman Johan Hegg's gutteral growl chants 'Vikings, Raise The Shield Wall, Hold The Front Line, Fight Til Death', the fate of the enemy becomes uncertain. Who will emerge victorious from battle? Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojykx7jJv9E to find out.

Directed by Phil Wallis and produced by Alexander Milas/Twin V Ltd - the same team behind AMON AMARTH's 2018 feature-length documentary The Pursuit of Vikings - the aim of 'Shield Wall' was to produce a historically accurate portrayal of the battlefield tactics that Vikings were known and also notorious for. Working closely with noted Viking scholar and battle reenactor Igor Górewicz of the Triglav and Jomsborg Vikings, the video was shot on location in Wolin, Poland - site of the world-renowned annual Festival of Slavs and Vikings - and featured extras from the worlds' foremost Viking reenactment groups, including Triglav, Maximas von Bracey's Ulflag, and Germany's Blóðvítnir, friends of AMON AMARTH whose longtime member Sana portrays the story's raiding party commander.

As well as felling enemies with their impenetrable wall of shields, AMON AMARTH have descended on North America from the land of ice and snow to headline a history-making charge across the U.S. with fellow Swedish warlords Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Grand Magus. The Berserker World Tour will be a showcase of the riffing havoc captured on their 11th studio album, 'Berserker', and will treat fans to the kind of pulverising riffage and sublime, fist-in-the-air anthems the band have come to be known for. No words are more synonymous with AMON AMARTH than unrivaled songcraft and unswerving commitment to no-bullshit heavy fucking metal - and now they have a landmark tour to match.

Following their U.S. rampage, AMON AMARTH 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! The UK dates see the band joined by Swedish allies Arch Enemy and Hypocrisy.

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 proclaims, “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
 
Tickets and VIP bundles for all shows can be purchased at www.amonamarth.com now.

AMON AMARTH have been steadily gaining strength over the years, culminating with stunning new album 'Berserker' smashing into the top echelons of global album sales charts, earning the band some of their highest chart positions to date including in the UK: Germany: #1, Switzerland #1, Austria #2, Finland #4, Sweden #5, Canada #5, United States #9, Belgium #18, Australia #19, Spain #20, UK #25, Norway #33, France #50, Italy #70.

Comprising 12 monstrous heavy metal anthems that burst with melodic hooks, thrilling savagery, and spine-tingling drama, 'Berserker' is the result of a huge surge of creativity and a collective desire to keep moving forward without compromise. From the explosive riffing of opener "Fafner's Gold" and the brutish simplicity of the rampaging "Crack The Sky" to the epic fury of "Raven's Flight" and the gritty storytelling of "Ironside" and "Skoll and Hati", 'Berserker' is an album full of trademark AMON AMARTH bluster and bite but with every aspect of the band's sound refined, sonically enhanced, and more potent - both in terms of metal oomph and emotional power. Capturing the spirit behind these new songs is the album's semi-title track, "The Berserker At Stamford Bridge": a visceral, vivid historical tale, recounting the Vikings last stand against the English army in 1066 and the mind-bending heroics of one axe-wielding warrior.

 Theory Of A Deadman Announce New Album And November UK Tour.

Theory Of A DeadmanMonday 30th September 2019
Multi-platinum band Theory Of A Deadman has announced the release of their seventh studio album, Say Nothing, out January 31st via Atlantic Records.  Lead single "History Of Violence" – which turns the tables on a story of domestic violence - is out now along with the gripping music video.

Directed by Sam Sulam, the visual for "History Of Violence" illustrates a searing snapshot of a woman enduring an abusive husband as she plans to fight back, eventually ending up in jail but free of her abuser.Say Nothing is available for pre-order now at all DSPs and each pre-order will include an instant download of "History of Violence" – CLICK HERE.  Album and bundle packages are available at the official THEORY webstore HERE.

"'History of Violence' tells the sad story of a girl trapped in a life of domestic abuse, leaving her with what she feels is the only way to escape," explains lead vocalist and songwriter Tyler Connolly. "Even though she's in jail, it's still a better place to be than being imprisoned in real life by this man. We're encouraging anyone affected by domestic violence to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline for help: 0808 2000 247." 

On Say Nothing, THEORY — Tyler Connolly [lead vocals, guitar], Dave Brenner[guitar, backing vocals], Dean Back [bass], and Joey Dandeneau [drums]— is speaking up through undeniable anthems rooted in scorching songcraft, experimental vision, rock 'n' roll attitude, and clever pop ambition. Recorded in London with producer Martin Terefe [Jason Mraz, Yungblud], the album features timely lyrical commentary on many issues that our society is grappling with today. Domestic violence, racism, the divisiveness in American politics and more are explored on the 10-track album, which finds THEORY's finger on the pulse of the current climate threaded together with a message that's both a cautionary warning and a hopeful wish for our collective future.

"I look at the record as a microcosm of our current era," says Brenner. "It's a reminder to look inward at what's happening and what we're becoming. I hope everyone dives into the words. At the same time, music is still an escape. Maybe we can give the world a little solace and encourage everyone to treat each other better."

Peeling back the layers of THEORY's depth and breadth like never before, Say Nothing is a continuation of their musical and thematic evolution, displaying the band's powerful storytelling in full force and introducing fresh sounds and sonics. Album opener "Black Hole Of Your Heart" features orchestration set to an arena-ready beat punctuated by creaky guitar. A pilgrimage to Abbey Road Studios inspired the song "Ted Bundy,"a first-person account about a terribly troubled man who can't properly love; not even the most beautiful woman can fill that void and change him. "Strangers"strikes a chord with its provocative prose that holds a mirror up to the state of American politics. Elsewhere, a gospel choir kicks off "Quicksand," adding yet another dimension to Say Nothing's aural palette. Full tracklisting below. 

Ahead of their U.S. and European headlining tour beginningSeptember 27th in Jacksonville, NC,THEORY has announced a Canadian headlining tour in their native country kicking off January 31st in Vancouver with the first of two nights at The Commodore Ballroom to coincide with the release of Say Nothing.Pre-sale tickets are available starting Friday,September 27th with the public on-sale beginning Friday, October 4th at 10am local time. See below for the band's full list of upcoming tour dates and visit www.theoryofficial.com for all ticketing details. 

THEORY's platinum single "Rx (Medicate)" from 2017's Wake Up Call addressed the opioid epidemic and racked up more than 250 million streams, became their third #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and received an iHeartRadio Music Award nomination for Rock Song of the Year .Over the course of nearly two decades, THEORY's impressive catalogue has earned them several platinum and gold singles,a platinum albumtwo Top 10 album debuts on the Billboard Top 200, and eight Top Tens on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart.

SAY NOTHING TRACKLISTING
1.  Black Hole Of Your Heart
2.  History Of Violence
3.  Affluenza
4.  Say Nothing
5.  Strangers
6.  Ted Bundy
7.  World Keeps Spinning
8.  Quicksand
9.  White Boy
10.  It's All Good

THEORY OF A DEADMAN TOUR DATES
Tuesday, November 19           Manchester, England @ Academy 2
Wednesday, November 20     Glasgow, Scotland @ SWG3 Galvanizers
Thursday, November 21         Nottingham, England @ Rock City
Saturday, November 23          London, England @ Electric Ballroom
Sunday, November 24.           Bristol, England @ SWX

 Bastille Release Video For 'Bad Decisions'.

BastilleMonday 30th September 2019
Bastille have just unveiled the official video for "Bad Decisions," a track from the band's critically acclaimed new album, Doom Days. In the brilliant new video frontman Dan Smith plays author Dr. Dan Bastille, plugging the self-help book Bad Decisions in an infomercial. While Dr. Dan dispenses questionable advice, the camera follows a collection of erratic colourful characters wreaking havoc as the night unfolds. The video, which was directed by Zac Ella (Wiley, Superfood) and Emile Rafael (Jamie N Commons, X Ambassadors) can be viewed here

Bastille will perform on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" tonight. The band's extensive North American tour continues with shows also scheduled in both Canada and Mexico across the two-month run. The band will then return to the UK to embark on a special run of 'Doom Days' club shows. 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.

Over the summer Bastille played huge festival slots across the UK and Europe with acclaimed sets at both Glastonbury and Reading. The band released their critically acclaimed third album Doom Days in June which takes listeners on a big night out in search of distraction from the surrounding apocalypse.The album charted in both the Top 5 in the UK and U.S and debuted at No.1 on Billboard's Alternative Album Sales chart. Lead single "Joy" has amassed more than 70 million combined streams globally.

Last week, Bastille releaseda very special version of "Million Pieces". Recorded in Studio two at Abbey Road studios, the track features the Chamber Orchestra of London and was released as part of the Amazon Original series. Download / stream "Million Pieces (Orchestral Version)" HERE and view the accompanying video, shot at Abbey Road's famed Studio 2, HERE.

Bastille have sold over eight million albums and amassed more than 11 billion cumulative streams globally. The band were introduced internationally with the globally huge single "Pompeii," which is now 6x Platinum in the U.S. alone. Marshmello and Bastille's hit single, "Happier," has topped charts around the world, with cumulative streams exceeding 3.5 billion. It is certified 5x Platinum in the U.S. and has sold more than 15 million units in the rest of the world. It has spent 50 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic songs tally.
UK Doom Days Club Tour

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

 The Bluetones Announce November UK Tour.

The BluetonesMonday 30th September 2019
With their debut album 'Expecting To Fly' entering the charts at No.1 upon its release in 1996 (and going onto sell more than a million copies), two more Top 10 albums and thirteen Top 40 singles including the 'Bluetonic', 'Slight Return', 'Marblehead Johnson', 'Solomon Bites The Worm', 'If' and 'Keep the Fires Burning' have all contributed to cementing the band as one of the original Brit Pop pioneers.

The band's members are Mark Morriss on vocals, Adam Devlin on guitar, Scott Morriss on bass guitar, and Eds Chesters on drums.

From Glastonbury to Top Of The Pops, The Bluetones did the lot and toured with everyone from Radiohead to Bruce Hornsby & The Rangebuilding up a worldwide fanbase. Finally, after playing more than 10,000 shows in more than 73 countries, they're back for more.

The Bluetones are promising a sensational set of shows this November as they plunder their incredible body of work one more time, playing their most popular songs. 

Catch The Bluetones live:

31-Oct-19 Glasgow The Old Fruitmarket
1-Nov-19 Carlisle Old Fire Station
2-Nov-19 Sheffield Leadmill
7-Nov-19 Birmingham O2 Institute 2
8-Nov-19 London Shephers'd Bush Empire
9-Nov-19 Leeds Stylus
14-Nov-19 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
15-Nov-19 Bristol Trinity Centre
16-Nov-19 Exeter Lemon Grove
21-Nov-19 Guildford Boileroom
22-Nov-19 Worthing St Paul's Arts Centre
23-Nov-19 Norwich Waterfront
28-Nov-19 Leicester O2 Academy 2
29-Nov-19 Manchester O2 Ritz
30-Nov-19 Middlesbrough Town Hall

 The Xcerts Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of Debut Album.

The XcertsMonday 30th September 2019
Brighton based 3 piece The XCERTS can today announce a limited reissue of a remastered version of their wonderful debut album ''In The Cold Wind We Smile', which is
10 years old in 2019. The reissue will come with a digital bonus album with 13 extra tracks including unreleased songs, live versions, early demos and more. The band will also be heading out on a UK headline tour through late November and early December to celebrate this reissue and 10 years of the album, all dates and album reissue track listings are below.

Singer/guitarist Murray MacLeod explains a bit about the thinking behind the reissue:  "To think it's been 10 years since the release of our debut record is pretty wild. It's been a hell of a journey and the fact we are still an active band who are able to reissue a record for an anniversary is really cool. We're currently in the studio working on our new album but we've been knee deep in nostalgia putting together the reissue and we're really looking forward to playing the album in its entirety throughout November / December. We haven't played some of these songs since the release of the record so it's going to be a trip but we're stoked to hit the road and turn up the amplifiers in celebration." 

November
Friday 29th - Rough Trade, Bristol
Saturday 30th - West End Centre, Aldershot

December
Sunday 1st - The Flapper, Birmingham
Monday 2nd - Omeara, London
Tuesday 3rd - Night and Day, Manchester
Thursday 5th - Unit 51, Aberdeen
Friday 6th - King Tuts, Glasgow
Saturday 7th - King Tuts, Glasgow
Sunday 8th - The Cluny, Newcastle
Tuesday 10th - Record Junkee, Sheffield
Wednesday 11th - The Bodega, Nottingham

'In The Cold Wind We Smile' full track-listings:
1. In the Cold Wind We Smile
2. Home Versus Home
3. Nightschool
4. Cool Ethan
5. Lost but Not Alone 
6. Listen. Don't Panic
7. Crisis in the Slow Lane
8. Do You Feel Safe?
10. Just Go Home
11. Aberdeen 1987
12. I See Things Differently
13. Untitled

Bonus Tracks
1. Weather Warning
2. Growing Old
3. Breathtaking Fight
4. Stay The Same
5. Pretty People
6. My Book Laughs
7. Home vs Home (Blueskies Remix)
8. Drinking in LA
9. Fragile Skin (Demo)
10. Ghost (Demo)
11. There Will Be No Miracles Here (Demo)
12. Beige (Live at King Tuts)
13. Aberdeen 1987 (Live at King Tuts)

 Hunny To Tour With Cavetown.

HunnyMonday 30th September 2019
Following on from the release of their stunning Carlos de la Garza (Cherry Glazerr, Culture Abuse, Paramore) produced debut album 'Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.', Californian US newcomers HUNNY have announced a European and UK tour with Cavetown in February and
March next year.  The band have some incredible streaming figures with single 'Vowels (The Importance Of Being Me) on 18 million stream on Spotify alone.

HUNNY dates with Cavetown:
February 24th , 2020 - Glasgow, SWG3
February 26th , 2020 – Manchester, 02 Ritz
February 27th , 2020 – Birmingham, O2 Institute
February 29th , 2020 – London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
March 2nd , 2020 – Cologne, Luxor (DE)
March 3rd , 2020 – Copenhagen, Vega Small Hall (DK)
March 5th , 2020 – Hamburg, Knust (DE)
March 6th , 2020 – Berlin, Bi Nuu (DE)
March 7th , 2020 - Nijmegen, Doornroosje (NL)
March 8th , 2020 – Amsterdam, Melkweg (NL)
March 9th , 2020 – Brussels, Botanique (BE)
Tickets available via band website - Website

'Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.' came to life in November 2018 during the Woolsey Fire and Camp Fire that devastated 96,949 acres of land in Southern California. At one point, while members Jason Yarger (vocals), Jake Goldstein (guitar), and Joey Anderson (drums) were inside Kevin Grimmett's (bass, keyboards) home demoing and writing, firefighters were in the backyard stopping the wildfire from encroaching onto the property. "They blocked off all the streets and we had to sneak into my place through this apartment structure," Grimmet recalls. "Thankfully my house is still standing and the hills are a bright green."

Inspired by their love for '80s new wave and '90s pop, 'Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.' is an endless back-and- forth between heavy-hearted lyrics and bright-and-shiny melodies, lovesick confession, and addictively dancey rhythms. With the album centered on a narrative Yarger sums up as "I love you and I want to die," HUNNY wrote most of the songs on acoustic guitar, deliberately channeling a raw vulnerability into every line.

 Stray From The Path Announce New Album 'Internal Atomics'.

Stray From The PathMonday 30th September 2019
Long Island, NY hardcore heavyweights, Stray From The Path, recently announced their upcoming full-length, Internal Atomics, due out November 1st from UNFD. Today the band are sharing another taste of the album with their new single and music video, 'Actions Not Words.' The song opens with an absolutely punishing barrage of drums and distortion before kicking into the kind of groove-laden riffs that Stray From The Path excel at. Lyrically, its inspired by humanitarian organisations like Actions Not Words and Hardcore Help, who the band teamed with in 2018 to raise funds for water filters for villages outside Nairobi, Kenya, even traveling there to help install the filters, meet the community, and cap off the visit with a show. 

Internal Atomics track list:
1. Ring Leader
2. Kickback (ft. Brendan Murphy)
3. The First Will Be Last
4. Fortune Teller
5. Second Death
6. Beneath The Surface
7. Something In The Water
8. Holding Cells For The Living Dead
9. Double Down (ft. Matt Honeycutt)
10. Actions Not Words

Stray From The Path have been bringing their charged-up punk fury and politically outspoken voice to the masses for the better part of two decades and Internal Atomics is proof that they aren't slowing down any time soon. The album finds Stray From The Path more ferocious than ever, a vital voice for reason, empathy, and change in challenging times. Internal Atomics pushes Stray From The Path's distinctive rhythmic aggression to breakneck levels as guitarist Tom Williams' powerful riffs work in tandem with the crushing engine room of Anthony Altamura (bass) and Craig Reynolds (drums) to create a hybrid of all things heavy-yet-hooky. Vocalist Drew Dijorio's unique hardcore-meets-hip hop delivery is on full display throughout Internal Atomics, spitting out lyrics that rail against apathy towards the suffering of others, toxic dog-eat-dog culture, myopic world views, institutional corruption, and the selfishly misplaced priorities of past generations. Stray From The Path seek to plant seeds of positive change, and Internal Atomics provides both a release for frustration and a path to action. 
Stray From The Path will be touring worldwide in support of Internal Atomics. In addition to the band's North American tour with Counterparts the band will be playing their biggest UK/EU headlining shows to date with support from The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon, and Loathe (tickets available now).

UK & EU Tour Dates:
December 2 Birmingham, UK @ Asylum
December 3 Bristol, UK @ Thekla 
December 4 Glasgow, UK @ G2 
December 5 Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
December 6 London, UK @ Islington Academy
December 7 Southhampton, UK @ The Loft
December 8 Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
December 9 Lyon, FR @ Ninkasi Kao
December 10 Zurich, CH @ Dynamo
December 11 Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo
December 12 Antwerp, BE @ Zappa
December 13 Köln, DE @ Club Volta
December 14 Herford, DE @ Krampus Festival
December 15 Karlsruhe, DE @ Knockdown Festival
December 16 Munich, DE @ Backstage 
December 17 Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert 
December 18 Wien, Austria @ Flex
December 19 Nürnberg, DE @ Z-Bau
December 20 Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island 
December 21 Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
December 22 Hamburg, DE @ Logo 

 Inglorious For October UK Tour.

IngloriousTuesday 24th September 2019
British rockers Inglorious are thrilled to announce their full UK tour, which will start in October 2019.

Following the successful launch of brand new album "Ride To Nowhere" earlier this year, Inglorious are back on the road to bring their anthemic rock songs to fans across the country. The 13 date UK tour will see the band further corroborating the strength of the line-up featuring experienced musicians: Danny Dela Cruz, Dan Stevens and Vinnie Colla, alongside veteran drummer Phil Beaver and inimitable frontman Nathan James leading the charge.

The band comments: "We are so excited to be heading out on the road again, this time we are playing many town and cities we have never played before as well as a few brilliant venues that we always love returning to. After a very busy festival season playing to 10s of thousands of people we are looking forward to getting back into these clubs and venues and playing songs from our 3 albums before heading into the studio to make a 4th. We are mixing a few things up in the set and we have some fantastic support bands with us."

Inglorious are one of the most exciting and vital British rock acts to emerge in years and their shows promise to bring their iconic unique sound: a blend of influences from seminal rock albums of the 70's reinterpreted through the band's contemporary sensibilities.

UK Dates:
Thu, OCT 17 – Northampton – Roadmenders, United Kingdom
Fri, OCT 18 - The Picturedrome - Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Sat, OCT 19 - The Grand - Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Sun, OCT 20 - La Belle Angele - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Tue, OCT 22 - The Welly - Hull, United Kingdom
Wed, OCT 23 - The Robin 2 - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Thu, OCT 24 – TIVOLI - Buckley, United Kingdom
Fri, OCT 25 - Junction 1 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Sun, OCT 27 - Gloucester Guildhall - Gloucester, United Kingdom
Mon, OCT 28 - O2 Academy Oxford - Oxford, United Kingdom
Tue, OCT 29 – Tramshed - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Wed, OCT 30 – Phoenix - Exeter, United Kingdom
Fri, NOV 1 - Concorde 2 - Brighton, United Kingdom

 Rebellion Festival Announced For 2020.

Rebellion FestivalTuesday 24th September 2019
Although the memories, the hangovers and the hearing loss of this August's immensely successful Rebellion Festival are still vivid and fresh, with hardly a pause for breath, the Rebellion Family are already hard at work planning next year's event and 39 bands have already been confirmed for 2020.

Scheduled to take place Thursday August 6th to Sunday 9th 2020 at it's home, the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, Rebellion Festival is now wildly recognised as the largest gathering of punks in the world and continues to grow every year.

2019 saw one of the most prestigious line-ups yet, with iconic acts from every corner of the globe rubbing shoulders with a multitude of thrilling up and comers. The Stranglers, Descendents, Fear, Spear Of Destiny, The Damned, The Skids and many more all topped the stages and left lasting impressions. You can view a fast-forward recap of 2019 here: https://vimeo.com/354631253

Although very much at the early stages of booking, the bands confirmed for the 2020 event already include some surprises and many returning favourites. Jimmy Pursey's legendary herberts Sham 69 will be returning to the festival for the first time since 2015, whilst former Crass frontman Steve Ignorant will be performing a full Crass set. Also returning are The Dickies, Angelic Upstarts, GBH, Anti Nowhere League, UK Subs, Neville Staple Band, The Boys, Scream, Toxic Reasons, MDC and many more.

For listings and additions 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.

Tickets available here: http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/tickets
Head to www.rebellionfestivals.com for more information.

Rebellion Festival is an ALL AGES, family friendly event and children under 12 are admitted free of charge (accompanied by an adult). More information and tickets are available at:

Website: www.rebellionfestivals.com 
Twitter: @rebellionfest 
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/RebellionPunkMuskFestival

 Ice Nine Kills Release IT Inspired Video.

Ice Nine KillsTuesday 24th September 2019
Bridging the gap between horror and metal, ICENINE KILLS focused their 2018 Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart-topping release The Silver Scream on classic films from the genre, while even enlisting some notable guest vocal performances from the likes of  Stranger ThingsChelsea Talmadge and Sam Kubrick, grandson of Stanley Kubrick, who famously directed the iconic Stephen King adaption of The Shining.

Taking it a step further, the band created their own mini-horror series starring vocalist and horror afficionado Spencer Charnas to correlate with each of the album’s singles, injecting their own narrative into the movies the tracks pay homage to. Following a prequel and four parts, the fifth and final clip-- directed by Daniel Hourihan (Manchester By The Sea, In Your Eyes) of Slow Burn Productions-- is out now, for the track “IT Is The End,” inspired by Stephen King’s popular novel-turned-movie IT. The animated single features musical guest appearances from members of Less Than Jake and Fenix TX.  Watch it at following link: https://found.ee/ITistheend
  
"The ‘SILVER SCREAM’ film closes with a song that pays tribute to Pennywise the dancing clown from one of the scariest books and films of all time, IT,” declares CHARNAS. “Originally a novel by Stephen King, two very different films (both equally as brilliant) have been adapted for the screen. Jovial and friendly at first, Pennywise can switch to the embodiment of evil at the drop of a hat, so I wanted to capture that as best as I could in my vocal performance and in the video clip. Perhaps my favorite song on the album, it features incredible guest performances from two of my favorite bands of all time, Less Than Jake and Fenix TX. Will Salazar of FT, who co-wrote the chorus with me, does guest vocals and JR and Buddy from LTJ provide the sinister circus like horn section that enhances the twisted carnival of carnage that is Pennywise.”
 
ICENINE KILLS recently announced they will release the ‘Final Cut’ edition of The Silver Scream on October 25 via Fearless Records. The album will include four acoustic renditions of songs from The Silver Scream with guest appearances by very special members of both the horror and metal communities, all of which are yet to be unveiled. It will also feature a thrilling cover song and a brand-new number that pays homage to Wes Craven’s 1996 slasher masterpiece, SCREAM.

Watch a teaser trailer on the band’s Facebook here
https://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills/videos/372082836803829/.

The band are currently completing the UK leg of their sold out headlining “The American Nightmare” tour and will next be seen performing on stages across the U.S. leading SiriusXM Octane Presents “The Octane Accelerator Tour” from October 29 to December 1 with support from Fit For a King, Light The Torch, Make Them Suffer and Awake At Last.

During this run, the band will stop by the infamous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO, the source of inspiration for Stephen King’s bestselling novel The Shining, to perform a special recorded acoustic show on Monday, November 4. Tickets are on-sale now HERE. Fans can also use the code ‘ICENINE’ to receive a 15% discount to spend the night at the haunted hotel between November 3-5.

Remaining ICE NINE KILLS UK shows:

25.09 Manchester, Club Academy
26.09 Bristol, Thekla
27.09 London, O2 Academy Islington

 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Announce Double Album.

Nick CaveTuesday 24th September 2019
Ghosteen, the new two part album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, will be released globally across all digital platforms on Friday 4 October.

Vinyl and CD will be released on Friday 8 November, pre-order now at nickcave.com/ghosteen

Ghosteen will premiere in full on YouTube at 10pm BST on Thursday 3 October, more info here, this will be the first chance to listen to the new album.

Track Listing:
Part One                                                                                                                                 
1 Spinning Song                     4:44                                                                                                                        
2 Bright Horses                       4.53                                                        
3 Waiting for You   3:55                                                                        
4 Night Raid                            5:08
5 Sun Forest                            6:48
6 Galleon Ship                        4:15
7 Ghosteen Speaks 4:03
8 Leviathan                                              4:48
Part Two
1 Ghosteen  12:11
2 Fireflies                                                3:23
3 Hollywood                           14:13

'The songs on the first album are the children.
The songs on the second album are their parents.
Ghosteen is a migrating spirit.'
Nick Cave

The album was recorded in 2018 and early 2019 at Woodshed in Malibu, Nightbird in Los Angeles, Retreat in Brighton and Candybomber in Berlin. It was mixed by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Lance Powell and Andrew Dominik at Conway in Los Angeles.

 Download Festival Announces 2020 Headliners.

Download FestivalMonday 23rd September 2019
Download Festival, the world's premier rock event, has announced IRON MAIDEN, KISS and SYSTEM OF A DOWN as its 2020 headliners, plus Deftones, Korn, The Offspring, Disturbed and more of the world's most exciting bands in rock, pop punk, hardcore and metal yet to be announced. The three-day festival takes place 12 - 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets will be on sale at 2pm on Wednesday 25th September via downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

IRON MAIDEN will return to Donington next year to headline Download Festival on Saturday night, in what will be one of only two homecoming UK festival shows in 2020. The London band have had countless No.1 records, including their most recent studio double album, 2015's The Book Of Souls, in over 40 countries, as well as being hailed as one of the greatest live acts of all time. They've spent the summer on their historic and critically acclaimed Legacy Of The Beast North American tour, based on their award winning mobile game of the same name, which has been deemed by fans and national and rock media alike as 'Maiden's most monumental show and best setlist ever' so get ready Downloaders, this is one performance you won't want to miss.

Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson says, "Next year we will play a number of countries and cities we have yet to visit on this incredible tour, so it is terrific to be able to accept the invitation to return to Download in 2020 and we will certainly go to town and add a few extra items to the show. This will be our seventh time headlining at Donington Park. It's home turf and we all really enjoy playing this Festival, the vibe from the crowd is always fantastic."

After an epic and well documented 45-year career that launched an era of rock'n roll, the legendary KISS will perform in the UK at Download Festival 2020, in a UK Exclusive. They embarked on their final ever tour earlier this year under the appropriately named END OF THE ROAD, and known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS have proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock'n roll, and one of the best headliners Donington has ever seen. With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, it won't just be KISS Army fans who will be blown away with their final Download performance next year.

"I've said it before, Download Festival audiences are the best. They are up for whatever is thrown at them.  KISS is going to come fully prepared to rock their world in 2020 to say Thank You for always showing up for us." - Gene Simmons, KISS

"Download will be the culmination of 47 years of unapologetic bombast and spectacle. We will make this a fitting farewell to a country and its people whose music remains the blood in our veins." - Paul Stanley, KISS

Also headlining Download Festival 2020 will be SYSTEM OF A DOWN in a UK Exclusive. With just 5 studio albums, the Californian/Armenian band have earned themselves a worldwide following, never failing to put on a mind-blowing performance.

Shavo Odadjian, System of A Down said: "From our appearances to many of my favorite bands', Castle Donington has always had a special place in my heart. We're proud and excited to continue its legacy."

Since Deftones' inception, the multi-platinum, Grammy-Winning alternative rock band from Sacramento have released seven albums and sold over 10 million albums worldwide which include fan-favourite tracks 'My Own Summer (Shove It)', 'Change (House Of Flies)', and 'Swerve City'.

Drummer Abe Cunningham said: "Download has been a big part of our history.  The fans and organisers have always shown us so much love and support, so when the opportunity to play arises, we answer the call!"

With the release of their 13th studio album, THE NOTHING last week, Korn will be joining the Download 2020 line up. The two-time Grammy Award winning band have toured the world countless times and have continued to push the limits of the rock, alternative and metal genres, while remaining a pillar of influence for legions of fans and generations of artists around the globe.

Korn guitarist, James 'Munky' Shaffer: "I'm extremely anxious and enthusiastic at the same time, but I'm looking forward to getting back out there and returning to Download!"

Punk rioters The Offspring are heading to Download Festival bringing with them punk rock anthems that include 'Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)', 'You're Gonna Go Far Kid', 'Self Esteem', and dozens more.

Also joining the line up are Gojira, the French metallers who have become famous for their sonically dense sounds and bludgeoning heavy rhythms. The hard-hitting, multi-platinum-selling Disturbed are returning to Donington with their aggressive blend of hard rock, alternative, and nu-metal. The band exploded onto the scene in 2000 with 'Down With The Sickness', and last year released their seventh album Evolution which reached the top 10 around the globe.

Hollywood hard rock act Black Veil Brides will make their anticipated UK return. Renowned for their explosive live shows and tenacious fans, the five-piece have worked tirelessly to create a scene of their own. Last year saw the release of their fifth studio album Vale, which landed at #1 on the US Top Hard Rock Billboard Chart.

Grammy nominated US alternative rock band Daughtry also join the line-up, following the success of last year's album Cage To Rattle. Fronted by American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry, the band has sold over 8 million albums and 16 million singles, alongside selling out tours globally.

With a new album looming this Friday, Of Mice & Men have been dominating stages for over a decade and have had a disciple like following every step of the way that will undoubtedly follow them to Donington next year.  Everyone's favourite pirates, Alestorm are jumping ship to the hallowed grounds of Download Festival once again, bringing with them their pirate metal and perhaps their giant inflatable duck.

Download Festival's Andy Copping said:
"Downloaders, your 2020 headliners are here! Rock 'n' roll legends KISS and System of A Down will both be headlining as UK Festival exclusives and after 4 years away from Donington, Iron Maiden will return bringing with them mascot Eddie and more fire than we can handle, I'm counting down the days already!"

Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts icons of rock and metal to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world.
For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk.  

 Waterparks Announce January/February 2020 UK Tour

WaterparksMonday 23rd September 2019
Waterparks have today announced the UK leg of THE FANDOM TOUR. The band will be hitting the road in the new year in support of their upcoming album, FANDOM (out Oct 11). Tickets are available from 10AM BST, this Friday at waterparksband.com.

The FANDOM UK / Europe Tour Dates
Jan 24 – Dublin, Ireland – The Academy
Jan 25 – Belfast, U.K. – Waterfront Studio
Jan 26 – Glasgow, U.K. – SWG3
Jan 27 – Birmingham, U.K. – Institute
Jan 29 – Manchester, U.K. – Academy 2
Feb 1 – London, U.K. – Electric Ballroom
Feb 4 – Koln, Germany – Luxor
Feb 5 – Munich, Germany – Feirerwerk
Feb 7 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
Feb 8 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo
Feb 9 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
Feb 11 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteateret
Feb 12 – Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben

 Bowling For Soup Announce 2020 UK Tour With Simple Plan.

Bowling For SoupFriday 20th September 2019
Following their highlight of the night performances at Reading and Leeds Festivals and celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band, Bowling For Soup are delighted to announce their return to their home away from home here in the UK. With a very special version of their biggest worldwide hit, Girl All The Bad Guys Want, becoming a viral sensation seventeen years after the track was first released, Jaret, Gary, Chris and Rob will be returning to the UK in early 2020 for a huge tour. Some very special guests will be along for the ride on one of Bowling For Soup's biggest UK runs of shows to date.

Joining Bowling For Soup as their super special guests will be none other than Canadian pop punk maestros Simple Plan! Old friends from sharing stages together on both sides of the Atlantic, the "Together Again, You're Welcome" tour is the first time Bowling For Soup and Simple Plan will have toured together in the UK since 2003! More recently they've shared the stage together in the US - both as featured acts on the final touring edition of The Vans Warped Tour in 2018, and as part of the Warped Forever weekenders earlier this Summer. 

The 2018 Vans Warped Tour was also where teenage female power pop trio Not Ur Girlfrenz announced themselves to the world, shortly before going on to kick serious ass with the release of their debut EP New Kids In America. Having been proclaimed by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman as "The future of rock", and having wowed UK audiences on their live debut here at the end of 2018 alongside Bowling For Soup on the Almost Christmas tour, Liv, Gigi and Maren cannot wait to do it once again on even bigger UK stages alongside two of their favourite bands. Not Ur Girlfrenz also know a thing or two about going viral, with drummer Maren Alford's cover of Slipknot's Unsainted receiving worldwide attention. 

The "Together Again, You're Welcome" tour will play six dates across England and Scotland in February 2020. Kicking off in Glasgow on February 10th, the tour includes Bowling For Soup's biggest ever headline show in Manchester at The Victoria Warehouse on the 12th. There will also be a huge London Valentine's Day love in at Brixton Academy, the location for the 2018 recording of BFS's live album and DVD - Older, Fatter, Still The Greatest Ever. 

The "Together Again, You're Welcome" tour - full dates - February 2020

10th - Glasgow - O2 Academy
11th - Newcastle - O2 Academy
12th - Birmingham - O2 Academy
13th - Manchester - O2 Victoria Warehouse
14th - London - O2 Academy Brixton
15th - Brighton - The Brighton Centre

The tour will go on general sale on Friday September 27th at 9am. VIP tickets for Bowling For Soup will be available from www.bowlingforsoup.com. O2 pre-sale will be available Wednesday September 25th, with Live Nation pre-sale available Thursday September 26th. 

Bowling For Soup's main man Jaret Reddick cannot wait to get back to the UK with their old friends in Simple Plan:
"In 2003, we toured with Simple Plan for the better part of a year. We brought them to the US and then to the UK for our first really big headline tour. Both of us went on to do so much, running into one another on Warped tour and various festivals around the world. When the opportunity came to bring our original "little bros" back to the UK, we jumped at the chance! I am so stoked for these shows. Between the two of us, that's a LOT of hits!! Plus, watching Not UR Girlfrenz do their thing is never not fun!!! Can. Not. Wait!!!"

Simple Plan are also extremely excited about the announcement of Together Again, You're Welcome:
"We are absolutely thrilled to once again tour the UK with our great friends and pop-punk heavyweights, Bowling For Soup! It's crazy to think that the last time we played here together was 16 years ago. The fact that both of our bands are still here and playing bigger venues than ever before is absolutely incredible and we couldn't be more grateful to all the fans in the UK who have supported us for all these years and made this tour possible. We can't wait to play for you! See you at the shows!"

The next several months will see Bowling For Soup continue to release more tracks in their series of 25th anniversary cover songs, and there may well be some new original BFS songs mixed in for good measure. Not Ur Girlfrenz also have new music to share in the shape of their brand new single Song About You.

 Omnium Gatherum Release New Song 'Chaosspace'.

Omnium GatherumFriday 20th September 2019
IMelodic death metal masters OMNIUM GATHERUM are excited to release a new and previously unreleased track that was written and recorded during the sessions of the band's latest and critically acclaimed full-length album "The Burning Cold". “Chaospace” is released as a 2-track digital single that also features a cover version of SEPULTURA's "We Who Are Not As Others". Watch the lyric video for “Chaospace” here: https://youtu.be/pj6Te-RoE0A

Markus comments: “’Chaospace’ - head banging, skull crushing straight-forward OG melodeath assault and the evil cousin of ”The  Burning Cold” legacy! It’s not exactly ”the new” song representing where the band is heading at the moment, as this song was recorded already during ”The Burning Cold” -sessions back in early 2018. It didn’t exactly fit the album drama and entirety, so we decided to keep it to be released later as a stand-alone single track and a reminder that we’re here alive an’ well! …And now’s the time to unleash this beasty - right before our European headliner tour, that’s starting next week, where we’re gonna kick your arse every night with this ”Chaospace” bastardo too. N-joy & see you down the road once again!!!”

Jukka adds about lyrics: ”The song is about inevitability of change, and the chaos it brings forth before routine sets in!”

Get the 2-track single digitally here: https://omnium-gatherum.lnk.to/ChaospaceSingle

Furthermore the never resting OMNIUM GATHERUM will be hitting the road again in late September and October:

MNIUM GATHERUM live:
28.09. DE - Annaberg-Buchholz, Alte Brauerei
29.09. DE - Hannover, Béi Chéz Heinz
30.09. DE - Bielefeld, Movie Bielefeld
01.10. PL - Poznan, Klub u Bazyla
02.10. CZ - Uherské Hradiště, Klub Mír
03.10. SK - Bratislava, Randal Club
04.10. SK - Kosice, Collosseum Club
05.10. RO - Timisoara, Capcana
06.10. RO - Brasov, Rockstadt
07.10. BG - Sofia, "Mixtape 5"
08.10. GR - Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theater
09.10. GR - Athen, Fuzz Live Music Club
11.10. IT - Rome, Traffic Club
12.10. IT - San Donà di Piave, Revolver Club
13.10. SL - Ljubljana, Orto Bar
14.10. IT - Milano, Legend Club
15.10. CH - Pratteln, Z7
16.10. DE - Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
17.10. DE - Siegburg, Kubana Live Club
18.10. NL - Rotterdam, Baroeg
19.10. DE - Bochum, Rockpalast

 Mass Worship Release New Single.

Mass WorshipFriday 20th September 2019
Sweden’s MASS WORSHIP release the second track “Celestial” of their up – coming, self – entitled album “Mass Worship” (out October 18th).
Check out the video HERE!

Fred (drums) states: “The opening track on the debut, “Celestial” is establishing the context for the record, dealing with the seemingly absurd cyclicality of all things, and our state of being merely subjected to the forces of the universe and taken wherever the vast darkness takes us.”

“Mass Worship” will be available in the following formats and can be pre-ordered HERE!

Ltd. CD Digipak
Black LP+CD
Light blue LP+CD (100) - available only via Evil Greed and CM Distro
Digital album

The following two vinyl colours are just available via the band:
Clear LP+CD (100)
Neon orange LP+CD (100)

Before the release of the album MASS WORSHIP will play a number of warm up shows:
20.09.19 (DE) Essen - Turock (w/ Judge)
21.09.19 (DE) Greifswald - Juz Klex
23.09.19 (CZ) Prague - Café Na Pul Cesty
24.09.19 (DE) Halle - Vl
25.09.19 (A) Vienna - Venster 99
27.09.19 (DE) Berlin - Cassiopeia (w/ Mortality Rate, Angst)
28.09.19 (DE) Hamburg - Gängeviertel
Also don’t miss the shows with Brutality Will Prevail & Dagger Threat:

30.11.2019 (FRA) Lyon – La Marquise
01.12.2019 (CHE) Martigny – Sunset Bar
02.12.2019 (Ger) Oberhausen – Kulttempel
04.12.2019 (GER) Berlin – Bi Nuu
05.12.2019 (GER) Hamburg – Bahnhof Pauli
06.12.2019 (NL) Den Bosch – Willem Twee
07.12.2019 (UK) London – New River Studios
08.12.2019 (UK) Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach

 Bad Wolves Release New Song 'Sober'.

Bad WolvesFriday 20th September 2019
Breakout rock band Bad Wolvesreveal new track, "Sober," from their forthcoming sophomore album, N.A.T.I.O.N, out on Friday, October 25th, via Eleven Seven Music. Pre-order the album HERE, and receive an immediate download of tracks "Sober," "Killing Me Slowly" and "I'll Be There." WATCH/SHARE "Sober" audio/ video HERE.

The release of their third song, "Sober," defines the direction of, not just the band as a whole, but vocalist Tommy Vext himself. The song's powerful, driving percussions set the stage for Vext's story of a ruinous relationship, steeped in addiction and self-desecration, that finds recovery possible for those who can stay the course. "The song is very personal to me about my recovery," says Vext. "The message is very powerful to not give up on ourselves or the people who are trying - who are really, really trying to make and better themselves." Bad Wolves came to Vext as an opportunity to try his craft again after his stint in Divine Heresy was brought down by his own demons and addictions, a childhood family life to the extent that most nightmares never reach, and an adult existence that took him even deeper into that hell.

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

During the third annual Rock to Recovery Benefit Concert last year, Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext was awarded the "Rock to Recovery Service Award," for his outstanding influence and dedication in helping others fight their own battles dealing with drug addiction and alcoholism. Vext has been sober for over 10 years now. His blunt honesty about his battle and commitment to staying sober has continued to inspire many both in the music industry and beyond. 

Bad Wolves have proven to be the unprecedented global breakthrough rock act of 2018 and aim to continue that momentum with N.A.T.I.O.N. The stunning 12-track follow-up to their debut album, Disobey, is a bit of a departure – staying in the same realm musically, but breaking beyond. 
N.A.T.I.O.N. TRACKLIST:
1.  I'll Be There
2.  No Messiah 
3.  Learn To Walk Again
4.  Killing Me Slowly
5.  Better Off This Way
6.  Foe Or Friend
7.  Sober
8.  Back In The Days
9.  The Consumerist
10. Heaven So Heartless
11. Crying Game
12. LA Song
The band just wrapped up their 22-date summer tour with Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria, and will be back on the road to support Five Finger Death Punch on their headlining U.S. arena tour, beginning Friday, November 1st, in Las Vegas, through its 28 dates, culminating onSunday, December 15th, in Omaha, NE. Sprinkled in during the tour in the month of November, Bad Wolves will perform four one-off headlining shows in Phoenix, AZ, Dothan, AL, Greenville, SC, and Nashville, TN. Winter European tour dates with Five Finger Death Punch,with special guests Megadeth, beginon January 20th in Helsinki, Finland, through Thursday, February 20th in Budapest, HungaryTickets and VIP offers are available HERE. Full routing available below.

Bad Wolves consists of vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy), drummer John Boecklin (ex-Devil Driver), guitarist Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid), guitarist Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment). They released their debut album, Disobey (May 2018), via Eleven Seven Music. The album reached #22 on the Billboard Top 200, #2 on the Hard Rock Chart, #4 on Rock, and #8 on the Top Current Albums Chart. Their global breakout single, "Zombie," is platinum in the U.S. and Sweden, double platinum in Canada, gold in Australia and IMPALA Diamond in Europe. The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S. iTunes overall and rock chartsBillboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify's Global Viral 50 chart, while also reigning atop the Active Rock radio chart for three straight weeks. The album yielded the follow-up tracks "Hear Me Now," featuring label-mate Diamante, and the soaring ballad "Remember When," which both reached#1 at Active Rock RadioThe official music video for "Zombie," a tribute to the late singer Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries and an homage to the original, has garnered over 255 million viewsacross platforms. On June 19th, 2018, Bad Wolves presented a $250,000 check to Dolores O'Riordan's four children, with a continued promise to donate all of their royalties from the song to them.

BAD WOLVES 2019 TOUR DATES
*Headlining tour date
+with Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Fire From the Gods 
 
November 1, 2019 –Las Vegas, NV –The Joint @ Hard Rock+
November 2, 2019 –Las Vegas, NV –The Joint @ Hard Rock+
November 4, 2019 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren*
November 5, 2019 –Tucson, AZ –Tucson Arena+
November 7, 2019 –El Paso, TX –Don Haskins Center+
November 8, 2019 –Lubbock, TX       – Jakes*
November 9, 2019 –Corpus Christi, TX –American Bank Center+
November 10, 2019 –Beaumont, TX –Ford Park Center+
November 12, 2019 –Baton Rouge, LA –Raising Cane's River Center Arena +
November 13, 2019 –Huntsville, AL –Von Braun Center Arena+
November 14, 2019 – St. Dothan, AL – The Plant*
November 15, 2019 –Pensacola, FL –Pensacola Bay Center+
November 16, 2019 –Estero, FL –Hertz Arena+
November 18, 2019 –Jacksonville, FL –Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena+
November 20, 2019 –Columbia, SC –Colonial Life Arena+
November 21, 2019 – Greenville, SC – The Firmament*
November 22, 2019 –Greensboro, NC –Greensboro Coliseum+
November 23, 2019 –Chattanooga, TN –Mckenzie Arena+
November 25, 2019 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom*
November 26, 2019 –Columbus, OH –Nationwide Arena+
November 27, 2019 –Youngstown, OH –Covelli Centre+
November 29, 2019 –Knoxville, TN –Thompson-Boling Arena+
November 30, 2019 –North Charlestown, SC –North Charlestown Coliseum+
December 2, 2019 –Norfolk, VA –Ted Constant Convocation Center+
December 3, 2019 –Allentown, PA –PPL Center+
December 5, 2019 –Toledo, OH –Huntington Center+
December 6, 2019 –Lexington, KY Rupp Arena+
December 8, 2019 –Peoria, IL –Peoria Civic Center- Expo Hall+
December 9, 2019 –Fort Wayne, IN –Allen County War Memorial Coliseum+
December 11, 2019 –Madison, WI –Alliant Energy Center- Veterans Memorial+
December 12, 2019 –Duluth, MN –Amsoil Arena+
December 14, 2019 –Omaha, NE –Chi Health Center+
December 15, 2019 –Des Moines, IA –Wells Fargo Arena+

 Black PEaks Release Video For 'King'.

Black PeaksFriday 20th September 2019
The huge new BLACK PEAKS video for their 'King' single is now live, and can be seen - HERE
Shot in India this week by friend of the band, film-maker and photographer Sam Lees, the video shows a simple journey of a man from town to dessert. As Will Gardner (BLACK PEAKS vocalist) explains -  "Sam (Lees) and I bounced back and forth ideas around the general themes of the song, especially around the key themes of reflection, struggle, strength and the general idea of 'a journey'. We love all of Sam's work and trusted him to create something that was a visual representation of how we saw the song musically. When we got a sneak peek of the first images through from Sam we were all blown away."

From video director Sam Lees - "The video to accompany 'King' was filmed in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India on 16th and 17th September 2019 on a Fuji XT-3 and Fuji X lenses and edited at New Delhi airport on the 18th September. This was shot with the assistance of an entirely local crew without whom none of this would have been possible and I owe an eternal gratitude to Bhawani Singh for everything he did, from facilitating logistics and cast to arranging the manufacture of some of the props seen in the video. He took my directorial vision for this video and did everything he humanly could to bring it to life. He also kept me alive in the desert and kept beers cold in 45 degree heat. Black Peaks let me loose on my own to shoot this with almost no oversight and just their trust that I could deliver something that does their incredible new song the justice it deserves and my only hope is that achieved this."

The single is released today, Friday 20th September, and was the 'Hottest Record In The World' on Tuesday night on Radio 1 with Annie Mac. It is the bands first new material in almost a year, since the 2018 sophomore album 'All That Divides'.

Listen to 'King' - HERE
Listen to the Annie Mac Radio 1 'Hottest Record In The World' show - HERE

The band will be touring UK and Europe through October, with the London show on October 11th and The Electric Ballroom being their biggest ever headline show to date. Expect 'King' to be given its first airing on these dates, as well as a host of other secrets and surprises. They also have a hometown show at The Brighton Electric on September 29th, but it sold out in two hours (support there from Haggard Cat).

All of the UK BLACK PEAKS headline shows, support on all dates from
Black Futures and Bitch Falcon:
Sun-Sept-29th - Brighton, The Electric SOLD OUT
Thu-Oct-3rd - Manchester, Gorilla
Fri-Oct-4th - Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Sat-Oct-5th - Glasgow, Garage
Sun-Oct-6th - Birmingham, 02 Institute 2
Tue-Oct-8th - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thu-Oct-10th - Bristol, The Fleece
Fri-Oct-11th - London, Electric Ballroom


All of the BLACK PEAKS European headline shows, support from
Jamie Lenman and Phoxjaw OR Palm Reader:
Tue-Oct-15th - Netherlands, Haarlem, Patronaat (support from Jamie Lenman and Phoxjaw)
Wed-Oct-16th - Germany, Koln, Luxor (support from Jamie Lenman and Phoxjaw)
Fri-Oct-18th - Swiss, Frauenfeld,  Eisenwerk (support from Jamie Lenman and Phoxjaw)
Sat-Oct-19th - Germany, Wiesbaden, Kesselhaus (support from Jamie Lenman and Phoxjaw)
Sun-Oct-20th - Germany, Munich, Feierwerk (Kranhalle) 
(support from Jamie Lenman and Phoxjaw)
Tue-Oct-29th - Denmark, Copenhagen, Beta (support Palm Reader)
Thu-Oct-31th - Sweden, Malmo, Babel (support Palm Reader)
Fri-Nov-1st - Norway, Oslo,  John Dee (support Palm Reader)
Sat-Nov-2nd - Sweden, Stockholm, Bar Brooklyn (support Palm Reader)
Mon-Nov-4th - FInland, Helsinki, On the Rocks (support Palm Reader)

 Lindemann To Release New Album In November.

LindemannThursday 19th September 2019
INDEMANN, the second coming: the German-Swedish power duo Till Lindemann (Rammstein frontman) and Peter Tägtgren (mastermind behind legendary metal bands Pain and Hypocrisy) are set to unleash the second LINDEMANN album on the 22nd of November. In this renewed collaboration, the duo takes some unfamiliar and sometimes unexpected paths.

Their first common effort „Skills In Pills“ reached Gold status in Germany  and was entirely in English. On this second opus the rules have changed: German lyrics sung by Till Lindemann’s unmistakable voice are set in an intense and unique musical composition.

The starting point of these new LINDEMANN songs was a collaboration between Till Lindemann and the Hamburg Thalia Theater in the context of a modern adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “Hänsel & Gretel”, which addresses topics such as fear, hope, poverty, abundance, cannibalism or death.

Five songs from this critically-acclaimed play have been supplemented with six brand new masterpieces to form the impressive new studio work from LINDEMANN.

The first single “Steh auf” will be released on Friday the 13th of September.

The video for this spellbinding song was created by the renowned music video director Zoran Bihac (who worked on previous RAMMSTEIN and LINDEMANN videos). The film was shot in Kazakhstan and one of the main characters is played by a fellow countryman Tägtgrens, the Hollywood star Peter Stormare (“Fargo”).

The album „F & M“ contains 11 tracks and will be released on the following formats:
- Standard Edition (6-panel digipack)
- Special Edition (deluxe hardcover book)
- 2LP (180gr black vinyl)
- Digital Formats
„F & M“ (Album) // Release Date: Nov 22nd 2019
1.    Steh auf
2.    Ich weiß es nicht
3.    Allesfresser
4.    Blut
5.    Knebel
6.    Frau & Mann
7.    Ach so gern
8.    Schlaf ein
9.    Gummi
10.Platz Eins
11.Wer weiß das schon
Only included on the special edition, 2LP and digital formats:
12.BONUS TRACK: Mathematik (Original Version)
13.BONUS TRACK: Ach so gern (Pain Version) 

 Forever still Announce UK And European Tour.

Forever StillThursday 19th September 2019
The Flaming Arts Agency presents the 2019 run of the yearly FEMALE METAL VOICES TOUR over EU and the UK. Headlined by LEAVES EYES (DE) and SIRENIA (NO), who are joined by FOREVER STILL (DK), LOST IN GREY (FI), KASSOGTHA (CH) and ASPHODELIA (IT), the tour will run from late November to early December.

LEAVES' EYES has always been a band of superlatives: The international group has toured on five continents, playing concerts in more than 50 countries. Their live shows are spectacular events with breathtaking stage scenery and Vikings on stage! LEAVES' EYES have been setting world history to music and have raced to the top of the symphonic metal tree. The Viking sails have been set - Uncompromising, combative, epic – the chartbreakers LEAVES' EYES! One of the most exciting metal bands just released their smashing single 'NightOf The Ravens' and a brandnew EP will be in stores at the start of the tour on November 22nd 2019!!! Welcome the Vikings!

SIRENIA was formed by Morten Veland in January 2001. Morten's musical work was already well known through his work with his former band TRISTANIA, a band he co-founded back in the mid-nineties. Being the main songwriter for this band he was a part of defining the gothic metal sound from a very early time on. SIRENIA has released 8 albums, an EP and several singles. Their albums have made it to the charts in 6 countries, receiving great reviews worldwide. Meanwhile their singles have topped radio charts in several countries.

A new spark of hope has started glowing in the darkness of the rock music scene and with their untamed female lead vocals and haunting melodies the new wildfire named FOREVER STILL is starting to spread from Denmark. On March 29th, 2019, FOREVER STILL have released a new album "Breathe In Colours" via Nuclear Blast and is ready to present it live within the Female Metal Voices Tour.

LOST IN GREY are without doubt one of the most promising newcomers within recent years, electrifying their audiences through their suspense-packed story and the terrific sound setting. Inspired by symphonic and folk metal, literature and the world itself, they are promoting their new album "The Waste Land" released in January.
 
The Italians from ASPHODELIA blend symphonic and choral sonorities, electronics and Mediterranean echoes into a solid metal frame with a strongly dark mood. Their lyrics are usually centered on the theme of the afterlife, on the life and death dichotomy, the fleetingness of time and the misery of the human condition. The band is named after the asphodel, typical Mediterranean flower connected to the ancient Greek Underworld.

Every once in a while, a Swiss band comes along ready to innovate and dominate their genre — think CELTIC FROST, CORONER, SAMAEL, ELUVEITIE. This time, the KASSOGHTA disruptors are hailing from Geneva, with destructive riffs, steamrolling grooves, and sweeping melodies, paired with a female screaming voice that can compete with any growler out there. Just like the aforementioned legends came to dominate their respective genres, ranging from prog thrash to folk metal (or indeed metal itself), KASSOGTHA are ready to take over modern melodic death metal.

Here's the list of confirmed dates:

23.11 - Ingolstadt (GER) "Eventhalle-Westpark"
24.11 - Sneek (NLD) "Het Bolwerk"
26.11 - London (UK) "O2 Islington"
27.11 - Southampton (UK) "The 1865"
28.11 - Manchester (UK) "Factory"
29.11 - Birmingham (UK) "Asylum"
30.11 - Marche-en-Famenne (BEL) "Wex Club"
01.12 - Zaandam (NLD) "De Flux"
03.12 - Leipzig (GER) "Naumanns"
04.12 - Erfurt (GER) "From Hell"
05.12 - Brno (CZE) "Melodka"
06.12 - Zurich (SUI) "Hall Of Fame"
08.12 - Budapest (HUN) "Durer Kert"
10.12 - Bucharest (ROM) "Quantic Club"
11.12 - Cluj Napoca (ROM) "Form Space"
12.12 - Kosice (SVK) "Collosseum"
14.12 - Venice (ITA) "Revolver Club"
15.12 - Retorbido (ITA) "Dagda Live Club"

 Evanescence And Within Temptation Team Up For 'Worlds Collide' Tour.

EvanescenceThursday 19th September 2019
In what promises to be one of the biggest tours of next year EVANESCENCE and WITHIN TEMPTATION confirmed they have joined forces for  WORLDS COLLIDE, a massive co-headline European tour kicking off in Brussels, Belgium on 4th April 2020.  VIP pre-sale begins 9 a.m. BST 17th September followed by general on sale on 20th September.  Tickets are available HERE.

Fronted by two of the most influential and creative women in the rock world in the form of Amy Lee from Evanescence and Sharon den Adel from Within Temptation, the two bands will be inspiring fans across Europe including a date at London's O2 Arena.  

Den Adel commented: "We've got exciting news...In April we're going to team up with Evanescence to bring you a very special co-headline tour!  This is going to be a tour YOU don't want to miss :) 😜. It was really great meeting Amy and the rest of the band recently. I think we have a lot in common but most of all I'm sure that we share the same passion and fire for what we love doing most. I'm really looking forward to touring Europe together and to make it memorable!"

Lee said "We are very excited to join forces with Within Temptation for what I know will be an epic tour in April. We've had people ask us about doing something together for a long time, and we're going to make it worth the wait! Looking forward to hearing Sharon's gorgeous voice every night!"

April 2020:
Sat 4th              Belgium, Brussels Palais 12
Sun 5th             France, Paris Accor Hotel Arena
Tues 7th            UK, London, The O2
Thurs 9th          Germany, Berlin Velodrome
Sat 11th            Germany, Frankfurt Festhalle
Sun 12th           Switzerland, Zurich Hallenstadion
Tues 14th          Italy, Milan Mediolanum Forum
Wed 15th          Germany, Munich Zenith
Fri 17th             Germany, Hamburg Sporthalle
Sat 18th            Germany, Leipzig Arena
Mon 20th          Germany, Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Hall
Tue 21st           Netherlands, Amsterdam Ziggodome

A variety of VIP ticket packages are available to ensure fans obtain the best seats in the house. Other VIP benefits include the opportunity to meet the band and attend their sound check, plus receive exclusive merchandise items.   For full details go to: www.evanescence.com and www.within-temptation.com
Evanescence: Website/Facebook/Instagram/Spotify/YouTube/Twitter
 
Within Temptation: Facebook/Instagram/YouTube/Spotify/Twitter/Website 

 Elvis Costello And The Imposters Announce 2020 UK Tour.

Elvis CostelloWednesday 18th September 2019
Elvis Costello and The Imposters will bring their new show to the U.K. for their first tour of the decade in February and March, 2020.

The tour is entitled, "Just Trust" in answer to the musical questions: "Will they play my favourite song?," or, "Are they going to frighten the horses with songs that are rarely performed and send some of their old nags off to pasture?" When ticket holders ask, "Can I expect the hits of yesteryear and those of tomorrow?"

We say: Just Trust Elvis Costello and The Imposters.

This superlative ensemble - Steve Nieve on keyboards, Pete Thomas on drums, and bassist and vocalist, Davey Faragher - are once again augmented by singers Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee, all of whom were heard on the acclaimed 2018 Concord Records release, 'Look Now,' numbers from which will find their rightful place among the highlights from one of the most unique and renowned song catalogues in popular music.

E.C. and The Imposters finally get to bring one of their recent stage shows to England, Scotland and Wales, with return concert engagements in Cardiff and Edinburgh, which they visited as recently as the summer of 2018, while the date at the Sunderland Empire marks the first appearance in the city for forty years.

The tour opens on February 28th at the Eventim Olympia in Liverpool, a former circus on the West Derby Road and therefore on the singer's bus route home from school during his years living on Merseyside.

The tour comes after a season of unlikely accolades in which the now defunct British Empire finally acknowledged a member of the enduring MacManus Clan with a medal that both friends and detractors have assumed stood for the "'Orrible Bloody Elvis" medal and in the same year in which Costello received a Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star alongside Spike Lee, Billy Idol, Burt Ward and his former video co-star, Julia Roberts and following in the footsteps of Fred Astaire, Ruby Keeler and Rin Tin Tin, among many, many other stars of stage, screen and the radio airwaves.

Elvis Costello and The Imposters most recent record release was the E.P., "Purse" containing songs co-written with Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney along with musical settings of words by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. It is available from all reputable phonographic emporiums or if you go fishing in the stream.

Get it while you can.
Just Trust Elvis Costello and The Imposters.
Starting February 28th in Liverpool at Eventim Olympia, this 13-date tour ends March 18th in Birmingham at Symphony Hall.
Tickets are on-sale this Friday September 20th at 10:00AM local time.
Tickets will be available at elviscostello.com | aegpresents.co.uk
Elvis Costello & The Imposters 'Just Trust' Spring 2020 Tour Dates:
February
Fri 28th              LIVERPOOL, Eventim Olympia
March
Sun 1st              SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower Theatre
Mon 2nd            NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall
Tues 3rd            SUNDERLAND, Empire Theatre
Thurs 5th           GLASGOW, SEC Armadillo
Sat 7th                SHEFFIELD, City Hall
Mon 9th              BLACKPOOL, Opera House Theatre
Tues 10th            EDINBURGH, The Usher Hall
Thurs 12th          MANCHESTER, Palace Theatre
Fri 13th               LONDON, Eventim Apollo
Sun 15th             OXFORD, New Theatre Oxford
Mon 16th            CARDIFF, Wales Millennium Centre
Wed 18th            BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall

 PApa Roach Release New Single 'Come Around'.

Papa RoachWednesday 18th September 2019
Papa Roach have launched a poignant music video for mental health awareness track 'Come Around' taken from their tenth studio album Who Do You Trust? on E7M (Eleven Seven Music)  Watch "Come Around" HERE.

Shot on their Who Do You Trust? U.S. tour - their largest headlining tour to date - at New York's Pier 17 on August 11, the video features longtime fan Mark Moreno, who has followed the band since 2000. 

Director Bryson Roatch tells the story of the band and Mark, on their journey to do what they both love most. One scene show Mark visiting the grave of his sister, Elizabeth Santana Mercado, whom he lost to colon cancer in 2016. "She was my control switch. She could change my mood real quickly," he explains. At Mark's 57th Papa Roach concert, Jacoby presented him with a gift — a platinum Papa Roach plaque in honor of Elizabeth – and thanked him for his support by giving him two golden Papa Roach "Por Vida" ("For Life") passes, good for tickets to any Papa Roach show, anywhere in the world, for free, for life.

"We knew 'Come Around' was one of those special songs when we got done with it. We walked away from the track and kept humming the melody to it, and it's just one of those things that gets stuck in your head. Lyrically, this track's about sticking with your friend through thick and thin, or your loved one, as they're spiraling out." Jacoby Shaddix

Who Do You Trust? marks a paradigm career shift for the 26-year old band. Singles "Who Do You Trust?" and "Elevate" have steadily remained in the US charts,  and the band have  had 14 Top 5 hits and six No.1 singles in their career.

Papa Roach played a massive UK tour earlier this year where they collaborated with the Young Minds charity for their London date, and recently finished their Who Do You Trust? summer tour visiting 25 major markets, which featured an all-new production and a stellar career-spanning set list. Next they head out with Shinedown and Asking Alexandria for 23 US dates. They will also play at Slipknot's Knotfest on November 30th in Mexico. For tickets and more information, visit www.paparoach.com.

THE ATTENTION! ATTENTION! TOUR
w/Shinedown, Asking Alexandria & Savage After Midnight^
w/ Shinedown and Asking Alexandria*

September 17 – Roanoke, VA – Berglund Center^
September 19 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live^
September 20 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center^              
September 21 – Atlantic City, NJ – Mark G Etess Arena*
September 24 – Laval, Canada – Place Bell^
September 25 – Québec, Canada – Videotron Center^
September 27 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center^        
September 28 – University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center^
September 29 - Toledo, OH – Huntington Center^          
October 1 - Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena^
October 2 - La Crosse, WI – La Crosse Center^
October 4 - Evansville, IN – Ford Center Martin Luther King^
October 5 - Springfield, MO – JQH Arena^                           
October 6 - Mankato, MN – Mankato Civic Center^  
October 8 - Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Event Center^
October 9 - Winnipeg, Canada – Bell MTS Place^
October 11 - Edmonton, Canada – Edmonton Convention Centre^
October 12 - Dawson Creek, Canada – Encana Events Centre^
October 13 - Calgary, Canada – Stampede Corral Arena^
October 15 - Penticton, Canada – South Okanagan Events Centre^
October 16 - Abbotsford, Canada – Abbotsford Centre^        
October 18 - Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center^
October 19 - Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena^
 
2019 FESTIVALS
November 30 - Mexico City, Mexico - Knotfest Mexico      

 Beartooth Release 'The Blackbird Session EP'.

BeartoothWednesday 18th September 2019
Every now and again, an artist that is already vital in their genre will take a complete 180º turn with their music and flex new creative muscles. That's exactly what Ohio-based rock band Beartooth delivered with the folk and country music-inspired The Blackbird Session EP. The release arrives today, September 13, at all DSPs via Red Bull Records. Get it HERE.

Fans can watch the documentary, which tracks the process and progress of creating The Blackbird Session EP, HERE.

The Blackbird Session EP reveals a fresh sound from the band — never seen and/or heard by fans — featuring twangy, stripped-down, and acoustic renderings of songs from Beartooth's latest album Disease, out now via Red Bull Records.

The Blackbird Session EP is an ambitious and artistic left turn for Beartooth, exploring lead singer Caleb Shomo's musical roots. While not an indicator of what fans should expect on future releases, The Blackbird Session EP does show the depth and breadth of the band's songwriting and mastery in instrumentation.

The band partnered with Taste of Country and Loudwire to premiere "Clever."
Listen here.

Meanwhile, NME premiered "Afterall." 
Listen here

Presented in video format, Beartooth recorded The Blackbird Session EP at the famed Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Blackbird is owned by John McBride, an iconic producer and engineer in country music who has worked with artists such as Garth Brooks and Martina McBride, as well as pop titans Train. The idea of metal band Beartooth recording a stripped-down, folk-inspired album at Blackbird was a project welcomed by McBride, who encouraged the band to record and served as guest engineer for the EP.

"When the idea came up to do acoustic sessions, immediately my mind went to family holidays — constantly surrounded by singing old hymns and harmonies on harmonies. The idea of taking Beartooth in the direction of my first musical moments in life felt right," said Shomo. "The songs came out better than I could have ever imagined. A massive, MASSIVE part of that was Blackbird. The love I have for that place goes beyond any studio in existence. The rooms are the best in the world, the gear is the best in the world, the consoles... etc. All of this would be enough to make it feel like home, but the icing on the cake is the people who work there. Every time I walk in, it's nothing but good vibes and hard workers."

He continued, "We had the honour of the studio owner and mastermind John McBride (look him up — it's insane) requesting to engineer our session. This led to an environment that was amazing and free. No limits, no worries, just playing and singing. He handled the rest. Being able to mix tracks engineered by such a legend/tracked on his home turf was an honour."

Shomo finished, "This is 100% live. No metronome, minimal rehearsal, just a bunch of musicians who love what they do getting in a room and going for it. If you want to see and hear Beartooth stripped down to one of its rawest and most emotional forms, please enjoy."

In one full day, Beartooth reimagined four, full-band acoustic live recordings of "Disease," "You Never Know," "Afterall," and "Clever." The songs are arranged and enhanced with lap steel, violins, and female vocals.

In other Beartooth news, the band will be going back on tour later this fall with A Day to Remember, I Prevail, and Can't Swim on one of the most-anticipated treks of the entire fall season. All dates, including the band's upcoming festival appearances, are below.

THE BLACKBIRD SESSION EP TRACK LISTING:
"Disease"
"You Never Know"
"Afterall"
"Clever"

In other news, the band head out on an extensive UK and European headline tour in early 2020 with support from The Amity Affliction, but not before they hit the road this year with A Day to Remember and I Prevail on one of the most-anticipated treks of the entire fall season.

All dates, including the band's upcoming festival appearances, are below.

BEARTOOTH ON TOUR:

FESTIVAL DATES:
27/9   — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life
11/10 — Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival
12/10 — San Bernardino, CA — Self Help Festival

WITH A DAY TO REMEMBER + I PREVAIL:
28/9   — Simpsonville, SC — CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
15/10 — Boise, ID — CenturyLink Arena
16/10 — Salt Lake City, UT — USANA Amphitheatre
17/10 — Denver, CO — Fillmore Auditorium 
21/10 — Irving, TX — The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
22/10 — Houston, TX — NRG Arena
23/10 — Corpus Christi, TX — Concrete Street Amphitheater
25/10 — Saint Charles, MO — Family Arena
26/10 — Chicago, IL — Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC
27/10 — Minneapolis, MN — The Armory
29/10 — Fargo, ND — Scheels Arena
30/10 — Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Arena
31/10 — Independence, MO — Silverstein Eye Centers Arena (SECA)
02/11 — Pittsburgh, PA — Petersen Events Center
03/11 — Fairfax, VA — EagleBank Arena
05/11 — Laval, QC — Place Bell
07/11 — Reading, PA — The Santander Arena
09/11 — Glen Falls, NY — Cool Insuring Arena
10/11 — Trenton, NJ — CURE Insurance Arena
12/11 — Syracuse, NY — The Oncenter War Memorial Arena
14/11 — Fort Wayne, IN — Allen County War Memorial Expo Center
15/11 — Cleveland, OH — Wolstein Center at CSU
16/11 — Ypsilanti, MI — Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center
17/11 — Huntington, WV — Big Sandy Superstore Arena
19/11 — New York, NY — Terminal 5
21/11 — Duluth, GA — Infinite Energy Center
22/11 — Nashville, TN — Nashville Municipal Auditorium
23/11 — Fayetteville, NC— Crown Coliseum

UK/EU 2020 HEADLINE DATES
16/2 — Stuttgart, DE – LKA-Longhorn
17/2 — Vienna, AT – Arena Wien
19/2 — Solothurn, CH - Kofmehl
20/2 — Munich, DE - Tonhalle
21/2 — Oberhausen, DE – Turbinnenhallen
22/2 — Wiesbaden, DE - Schlachtof   
24/2 — Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
25/2 — Glasgow, UK – SWG3
26/2 — Nottingham, UK – Rock City
28/2 — Manchester, UK – Academy
29/2 — London, UK – Roundhouse
01/3 — Antwerp, BE – Trix
03/3 — Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
04/3 — Hamburg, DE – Grosse Freiheit
05/3 — Berlin, DE – Huxleys
06/3 — Leipzig, DE – Taubchenthal

 Parkway Drive Announce London Wembley Arena Show.

Parkway DriveWednesday 18th September 2019
Coming off a hugely successful European/U.K. summer festival run, featuring headlining slots at some of the biggest metal festivals in the world like Wacken Open Air, Parkway Drive are thrilled to announce that they will be back in the region for the spectacular 'Viva The Underdogs - European Revolution 2020' Arena Tour in April 2020

The tour will kick off on April 1st in Hamburg's Sporthalle and conclude at the legendary SSE Arena Wembley in London on April 18th.  Please see below for the full list of dates.

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

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, September 17th at 10:00 am local time. 

Parkway Drive have released their latest, sixth, studio album, Reverence, on May 4th last year to mass critical acclaim and the highest chart positions in band's history.

Reverence entered the official German and Swiss albums charts at #3, Austrian at #5, Belgian at #6, and United Kingdom at #14. In their home country Australia, it debuted at #1.  

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

 The Who Announce March 2020 UK Arena Tour.

The WhoWednesday 18th September 2019
 The Who has one of the greatest rock legacies in music history, they're one of the all-time great live bands, have sold over 100 million records world including 9 US & 10 UK top ten albums and 14 UK top ten singles in a career spanning six decades.
 
Now Fifty-five years after they made their first recordings, The Who is back with their first new album in thirteen years entitled WHO due for release on 22nd November 2019 and is preceded by BALL AND CHAIN, which is available on all streaming services now. Following their triumphant return to Wembley Stadium in July, The Who will also embark on a full UK Arena Tour in March/April 2020.
 
The eleven-track album was mostly recorded in London and Los Angeles during Spring and Summer 2019 and was co-produced by Pete Townshend & D. Sardy (who has worked with Noel Gallagher, Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz) with vocal production by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Roger Daltrey, Wilko Johnson). 
 
Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend are joined on the album by long-time Who drummer Zak Starkey, bassist Pino Palladino along with contributions from Simon Townshend, Benmont Tench, Carla Azar, Joey Waronker and Gordon Giltrap.
 
The artwork for WHO was unveiled last night in New York at the opening of the brand new eight-storey Pace contemporary art gallery where the band also performed a short acoustic set. The album cover has been created by famed pop artist, Sir Peter Blake who first met the band in 1964 at a taping of the legendary TV show Ready Steady Go. Sir Peter designed and contributed a painting to the sleeve of The Who's album Face Dances in 1981.
 
The songs on WHO cover a myriad of subjects including the Grenfell Tower fire, musical theft, spirituality, reincarnation, the power of memory and 'an old rock star that has lost his marbles'. Singer Roger Daltrey rates it amongst their strongest "I think we've made our best album since Quadrophenia in 1973, Pete hasn't lost it, he's still a fabulous songwriter, and he's still got that cutting edge". 
 
Pete Townshend "This album is almost all new songs written last year, with just two exceptions. There is no theme, no concept, no story, just a set of songs that I (and my brother Simon) wrote to give Roger Daltrey some inspiration, challenges and scope for his newly revived singing voice. Roger and I are both old men now, by any measure, so I've tried to stay away from romance, but also from nostalgia if I can. I didn't want to make anyone feel uncomfortable. Memories are OK, and some of the songs refer to the explosive state of things today. I made new home studio demos of all these songs in the summer of 2018 using a wide collection of instruments old and new. We started recording as The Who in March 2019, and have finished now in late August just in time to make some vinyl.........maybe even some cassettes......ready for release in November".
 
Two songs on the record the epic 'Ball And Chain' and string-laden 'Hero Ground Zero' recently got their world premiere when the band played with a 40-piece orchestra to a packed Wembley Stadium. Spring 2020 will see the band embarking on a UK tour featuring an orchestra. 

WHO HI-RES ARTWORK & NEW PHOTO (CREDIT RICK GUEST) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0jfob8knx6lcjhm/AACqTYaKrCbxHOf9ZTC7eKWYa?dl=0
 
THE WHO 'WHO' TRACKLISTING
 
All This Music Must Fade
Ball And Chain
I Don't Wanna Get Wise
Detour
Beads On One String*
Hero Ground Zero
Street Song
I'll Be Back
Break The News**
Rockin' In Rage
She Rocked My World

All songs written by Pete Townshend except
*Pete Townshend/Josh Hunsacker 
**Simon Townshend
Produced by Pete Townshend & D. Sardy
Roger Daltrey Vocal production Dave Eringa 
Mixed by D. Sardy
 
THE WHO UK TOUR 2020
 
16 March 2020             Manchester, U.K.          Manchester Arena
18 March 2020             Dublin, U.K.                   3 Arena
21 March 2020             Newcastle, U.K.            Utilita Arena
23 March 2020             Glasgow, U.K.               The SSE Hydro
25 March 2020             Leeds, U.K.                   First Direct Arena
30 March 2020            Cardiff, U.K.                   Motorpoint Arena
01 April 2020               Birmingham, U.K.           Resorts World Arena
03 April 2020               Nottingham, U.K.            Motorpoint Arena
06 April 2020               Liverpool, U.K.                M&S Bank Arena
07 April 2020               London, U.K.                   The SSE Wembley Arena

 Waterparks Release New Single '[Reboot].

WaterparksWednesday 18th September 2019
Waterparks have shared another new song '[Reboot]' from the upcoming album, FANDOM, out October 11, 2019 on Hopeless Records. Fans can stream or download the song here

FANDOM, the third full-length from Waterparks (and first on Hopeless Records), and  produced by Zakk Cervini (Poppy, Yungblud, nothing, nowhere), is a colorful, diverse, and enigmatic collection of songs that includes the previously released, Dream Boy, Watch What Happens Next and the tornado-like, Turbulent released in late May.

Waterparks is Awsten Knight (vocals, guitar), Geoff Wigington (guitar, vocals), and Otto Wood (drums, vocals). Last year, they released Entertainment, their most successful album to date. Entertainment made an impressive debut on the Billboard Top 200, charting #7 Rock Albums, #5 Indie, #25 Top Current Albums, #18 Digital and #36 Physical. The record was produced by Benji Madden and Courtney Ballard (All Time Low, 5 Seconds of Summer).

 Alice Cooper Releases 'The Breadcrumbs EP'.

Alice CooperWednesday 18th September 2019
Alice Cooper is leaving a trail of "Breadcrumbs" by releasing a tribute to some of the Garage Rock Heroes from his hometown Detroit. Inspired by the city's punk scene in the late 60's and early 70s, Detroit born Alice Cooper returns to his roots and the raw garage sound his fans love.

Produced by Bob Ezrin, the EP consists of 6 brand new recordings, features cult Detroit musicians, including Johnny "Bee" Badanjek from the Detroit Wheels, Grand Funk's Mark Farner and MC5's Wayne Kramer, and was recorded at Rust Belt Studios, Detroit.

The opener "Detroit City 2020", is an updated rewrite of "Detroit City" from 2003's "The Eyes Of Alice Cooper", and sets the tone for the EP. Along with Alice's own take on Detroit punk classics such as Suzi Quatro's "Your Mama Won't Like Me", Bob Seger's "East Side Story", the MC5's "Sister Anne" and Shorty Long's "Devil With A Blue Dress On" as well as The Dirtbombs' "Chains Of Love", the EP also features the brand-new Alice Cooper original "Go Man Go".
 
The lyric video for "Detroit City 2020" can be watched on earMUSIC's official YouTube channel:
https://youtu.be/r9owj-5Mw60
 
Earlier this week, the overlooked Bob Seger classic "East Side Story" was premiered on Billboard: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8529456/alice-cooper-covers-bob-seger-east-side-story

LISTEN TO "THE BREADCRUMBS EP" HERE:
https://alicecooper.lnk.to/Breadcrumbs

Following his extremely successful last album "Paranormal", this EP is the first teaser for the upcoming new studio album in 2020. "The Breadcrumbs EP" will be released on September 13th on earMUSIC and is available digitally and as a limited & numbered 10" Vinyl - with only 20,000 copies worldwide.

TRACK LIST
Side A
1. Detroit City 2020
2. Go Man Go
3. East Side Story

Side B
1. Your Mama Won't Like Me
2. Devil With A Blue Dress On / Chains Of Love
3. Sister Anne
Currently, Alice Cooper is touring Europe on his "Ol' Black Eyes Is Back Tour" which comes to the UK this October with support from The Stranglers and Wayne Kramer's MC50.
Tour-dates as follows:

October 2019:
4th - Manchester - Manchester Arena 
5th – Aberdeen – Event Complex
7th - Leeds - First Direct Arena
8th – Brighton – Brighton Centre
10th - London – The O2
11th - Birmingham – Resorts World Arena 
12th – Cardiff Arena

 Dream Theater Announce European Tour.

Dream TheaterWednesday 18th September 2019
DREAM THEATER, twice Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans, are thrilled to announce the European leg of their most recent “Evening With” touring cycle; featuring a celebration of the band’s latest record, Distance Over Time, and their acclaimed milestone achievement, Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory. 

The Distance Over Time Tour - Celebrating 20 Years Of Scenes From A Memory takes place across Europe through January/February 2020. The 28-date leg will see the band traverse 16 countries, including the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, and many more. Full dates are below and information on tickets for all upcoming shows, as well as VIP packages, can be found at http://dreamtheater.net/tour/. Tickets go on sale at 10am BST on Friday 13th September.

The initial US leg of this tour garnered both critical commendation and audience acclaim due in large part to its diverse setlist of fan favourites spanning the quintet’s venerable 30-plus year career. Featuring tracks from DREAM THEATER’s latest release, Distance Over Time (InsideOutMusic/Sony Music), and selections from their comprehensive discography along with a nightly celebration marking the 20th Anniversary of their seminal concept album Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory, the band established a precedent on this tour of a nightly not-to-be-missed standout performance. DREAM THEATER will continue that trend on the European tour, creating an evening of over 2 hours and 45 minutes of iconic DREAM THEATER at their masterful best, making this a milestone concert event that long-time fans and newcomers alike will remember for years to come.

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci comments, "The response to Distance Over Time has been overwhelmingly positive and we are really looking forward to playing some of the songs from that album live for our European audiences in an ‘Evening With’ setting along with our full headlining show production. 

For those of you who were there when we premiered Scenes From A Memory live in Europe 20 years ago, this will not only be a trip down memory lane but also the chance to see it presented in a completely new light and the way it was always intended to be. Our updated presentation has all-new animated video content depicting the characters and storyline through the entire show as they’ve never been ‘scene’ before!

For those of our fans who were either not born yet, too young, or had not yet been introduced to DT 20 years ago, this will be a fresh opportunity to experience Scenes live for the first time in its entirety. We can’t wait to perform for all of you!"

See DREAM THEATER at the following dates:

Sat 11th Jan - Amsterdam, Netherlands - AFAS Live
Sun 12th Jan - Oberhausen, Germany -Turbinenhalle 1
Tue 14th Jan - Stockholm, Sweden - Cirkus
Wed 15th Jan - Stockholm, Sweden - Cirkus
Fri 17th Jan - Helsinki, Finland - Icehall
Sat 18th Jan - Oulu, Finland - Teatri Oulu
Mon 20th Jan - Trondheim, Norway - Spektrum
Tue 21st Jan - Oslo, Norway - Spektrum
Thu 23rd Jan - Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
Fri 24th Jan - Helsingor, Denmark - Kulturvaerftet Hal 14
Sun 26th Jan - Paris, France - Seine Musicale
Mon 27th Jan - Lyon, France - Halle Tony Garnier
Wed 29th Jan - Barcelona, Spain - St Jordi Club
Fri 31st Jan - Madrid, Spain - Wizink Center
Sat 1st Feb - Porto, Portugal - Gondomar Pavilion
Sun 2nd Feb - Lisbon, Portugal - Campo Pequeno
Wed 5th Feb - Ludwigsburg, Germany - MHP Arena
Thu 6th Feb - Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
Sat 8th Feb - Budapest, Hungary - Arena
Sun 9th Feb - Munich, Germany - Zenith
Tue 11th Feb - Rome, Italy - Palazzo dello Sport
Wed 12th Feb - Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
Fri 14th Feb - Zurich, Switzerland - Samsung Hall
Sat 15th Feb - Prague, Czech Republic - Tipsport Arena
Sun 16th Feb - Wroclaw, Poland - Orbita Hall
Tue 18th Feb - Hannover, Germany - Swizz Life
Fri 21st Feb - London, England - Eventim Apollo
Sun 23rd Feb - Glasgow, Scotland - SEC Armadillo

DREAM THEATER also recently shared the official video animation for the song 'Barstool Warrior', taken from Distance Over Time, which is fast becoming a live show favourite. Petrucci elaborates, “’Barstool Warrior’ is a fictional tale about two characters, unrelated but connected in their lament over being stuck in dead end situations. The first is a local townie, alcoholic who never escaped the humdrum of his sleepy, maritime village. The second, a woman trapped in an abusive relationship trying to survive from day to day while questioning what makes her stay. Both are able to reimagine their lives and find the courage to embrace a better future by embodying the person they dream of being.” The video for the song can be seen here: https://youtu.be/x9b-Qc8e_vk.

On their 14th full-length and first release for InsideOutMusic/Sony Music, Distance Over Time, the band recharge the brotherhood that has kept them creating music together for over 30 years. It’s DREAM THEATER at their most dynamic, direct, and definitive. After landing the #1 spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart the day it was released, the LP has gone on to be an instant classic among fans and critics alike. The album debuted at #12 in the UK album chart, and in the USA entered at #5 in the Top Current Album Chart, and #24 on the Billboard 200. The band also garnered over 10 million total streams for Distance Over Time through release week, a career high for the band in the streaming age.

The latest addition to DREAM THEATER’s impressive catalogue is available now, in various configurations including a new deluxe version featuring a Blu-Ray disc containing official animation videos for every song on the album.

 Tiny Moving PArts Release New Single From Forthcoming Album.

Tiny Moving PartsTuesday 10th September 2019
Tiny Moving Parts have shared a new single and music video for 'Vertebrae'. The song is taken from the band's highly anticipated new album breathe, out this Friday (September 13th) on Hopeless Records. 

"Vertebrae is about going through the motions of feeling unhappy and ironically alone when you're in a relationship," explains vocalist and guitarist Dylan Mattheisen. "After all the immense time and effort you put in may turn out to be not where you want to be. This song we tried new ideas, even experimented with a banjitar! It was nice to get out of our comfort zone a little and create something special."

In July, Tiny Moving Parts announced their signing to Hopeless Records and shared the music video for breathe's first single, 'Medicine', followed by 'Bloody Nose'.
breathe is more than just an album. It's an emotional crutch. It's moral support. It's the friend we all need at our darkest times. It's the sound of a band coming to terms with their own mortality, their own anxieties, their own self-doubts. And it's a reminder that, as long as there are songs sung back as if our lives depend on them, we are never alone. 

UK Tour 
September 21 – Southampton, UK – The 1865
September 22 – Cardiff, UK – The Globe
September 24 – Dublin, Ireland – The Grand Social
September 25 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
September 26 – Glasgow, UK – Slay
September 27 – Birmingham, UK – Institute 2
September 28 – London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
Tickets: http://www.tinymovingparts.com/tour

 Beartooth Release New Track.

BeartoothTuesday 10th September 2019
Beartooth today drop the second track from their eagerly anticipated The Blackbird Session EP set for release on September 13th. The re-imagined version 'Afterall' comes just weeks after the band teased fans with the unexpected release of 'Clever'.

Every now and again, an artist that is already vital in their genre will take a complete 180º turn with their music and flex new creative muscles. That's exactly what Ohio-based rock band Beartooth delivered with the folk and country music-inspired The Blackbird Session EP. The Blackbird Sessions EP reveals a fresh sound from the band — never seen and/or heard by fans -— featuring twangy, stripped-down and acoustic renderings of songsfrom Beartooth's latest album Disease, out now via Red Bull Records. The Blackbird Session EP is an ambitious and artistic let turn for Beartooth, exploring lead singer Caleb Shomo's musical roots. While not an indicator of what fans should expect on future releases, The Blackbird Sessions EP does show the depth and breadth of the band's songwriting and mastery in instrumentation. 
Presented in video format, Beartooth recorded The Blackbird Sessions EP at the famed Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. The Blackbird Studios is owned by John McBride, an iconic producer and engineer in country music who has worked with artists such as Garth Brooks and Martina McBride, as well as pop titans Train. The idea of metal band Beartooth regarding a stripped-down folk-inspired album in Blackbird Studios was a welcomed project by John McBride, who encouraged the band to record and served as guest engineer for the EP.
"When the idea came up to do acoustic sessions, immediately my mind went to family holidays. Constantly surrounded by singing old hymns and harmonies on harmonies. The idea of taking Beartooth in a direction of my first musical moments in life felt right," said frontman Caleb Shomo. "The songs came out better than I could have ever imagined. A massive, MASSIVE part of that was Blackbird. The love I have for that place goes beyond any studio in existence. The rooms are the best in the world, the gear is the best in the world, the consoles... etc. All of this would be enough to make it feel like home, but the icing on the cake is the people who work there. Every time I walk in, it's nothing but good vibes and hard workers."
He continued, "We had the honour of the studio owner and mastermind John McBride (look him up — it's insane) requesting to engineer our session. This led to an environment that was amazing and free. No limits, no worries, just playing and singing. He handled the rest. Being able to mix tracks engineered by such a legend/tracked on his home turf was an honour.
Shomo finished, "This is 100% live.  No metronome, minimal rehearsal, just a bunch of musicians who love what they do getting in a room and going for it. If you want to see and hear Beartooth stripped down to one of its rawest and most emotional forms, please enjoy."

In one full day, Beartooth reimagined four, full-band acoustic live recordings of songs like "Disease," "You Never Know," "Afterall," and "Clever." The songs are arranged and enhanced with lap steel, violins, and female vocals.

Beartooth partnered with NME.com for an exclusive first look at their second installment 'Afterall'
Watch Here

THE BLACKBIRD SESSION EP TRACK LISTING:
"Disease"
"You Never Know"
"Afterall"
"Clever"

In other news, the band head out on an extensive UK and European headline tour in early 2020 with support from The Amity Affliction, but not before they hit the road this year with A Day to Remember and I Prevail on one of the most-anticipated treks of the entire fall season.

All dates, including the band's upcoming festival appearances, are below.

BEARTOOTH ON TOUR:

FESTIVAL DATES:
11/8   — Horseheads, NY — iMatter Festival
08/9   — Concord, VA — Blue Ridge Rock Festival
27/9   — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life
11/10 — Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival
12/10 — San Bernardino, CA — Self Help Festival

WITH A DAY TO REMEMBER + I PREVAIL:
28/9   — Simpsonville, SC — CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
15/10 — Boise, ID — CenturyLink Arena
16/10 — Salt Lake City, UT — USANA Amphitheatre
17/10 — Denver, CO — Fillmore Auditorium 
21/10 — Irving, TX — The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
22/10 — Houston, TX — NRG Arena
23/10 — Corpus Christi, TX — Concrete Street Amphitheater
25/10 — Saint Charles, MO — Family Arena
26/10 — Chicago, IL — Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC
27/10 — Minneapolis, MN — The Armory
29/10 — Fargo, ND — Scheels Arena
30/10 — Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Arena
31/10 — Independence, MO — Silverstein Eye Centers Arena (SECA)
02/11 — Pittsburgh, PA — Petersen Events Center
03/11 — Fairfax, VA — EagleBank Arena
05/11 — Laval, QC — Place Bell
07/11 — Reading, PA — The Santander Arena
09/11 — Glen Falls, NY — Cool Insuring Arena
10/11 — Trenton, NJ — CURE Insurance Arena
12/11 — Syracuse, NY — The Oncenter War Memorial Arena
14/11 — Fort Wayne, IN — Allen County War Memorial Expo Center
15/11 — Cleveland, OH — Wolstein Center at CSU
16/11 — Ypsilanti, MI — Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center
17/11 — Huntington, WV — Big Sandy Superstore Arena
19/11 — New York, NY — Terminal 5
21/11 — Duluth, GA — Infinite Energy Center
22/11 — Nashville, TN — Nashville Municipal Auditorium
23/11 — Fayetteville, NC— Crown Coliseum

UK/EU 2020 HEADLINE DATES
16/2 — Stuttgart, DE – LKA-Longhorn
17/2 — Vienna, AT – Arena Wien
19/2 — Solothurn, CH - Kofmehl
20/2 — Munich, DE - Tonhalle
21/2 — Oberhausen, DE – Turbinnenhallen
22/2 — Wiesbaden, DE - Schlachtof   
24/2 — Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
25/2 — Glasgow, UK – SWG3
26/2 — Nottingham, UK – Rock City
28/2 — Manchester, UK – Academy
29/2 — London, UK – Roundhouse
01/3 — Antwerp, BE – Trix
03/3 — Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
04/3 — Hamburg, DE – Grosse Freiheit
05/3 — Berlin, DE – Huxleys
06/3 — Leipzig, DE – Taubchenthal

  Goo Goo Dolls To Release New Album 'Miricle Pill' This Week.

Goo Goo DollsTuesday 10th September 2019
After 12 million album sales and four Grammy nominations Goo Goo Dolls remain at the top of their game. Now they are set to release their 12th album on September 13th. Check out lead single  'Indestructible' which is currently on the A-List at Radio 2, and was  made track of the week by Virgin Radio's Eddy Temple Morris.

'Indestructible' is brimming with the insistent melodies and driving energy which are the hallmarks of Goo Goo Dolls' finest work, and opens the album in anthemic style. John Rzeznik's emotive lyrics offer a reminder that there's hope in the most challenging of circumstances. It's a theme that's prevalent throughout the album. Drawing on over three decades together, Rzeznik and Takac supply a real sense of hope and a whole lot of heart. Always aiming to stay fresh and moving forward, the result is a collection of songs which delivers musicianship that is as engaging as ever, with lyrics that reflect the current landscape of instant gratification and relief that everyone seems to be seeking.

Rzeznik and bandmate Robby Takac recorded 'Indestructible' at Gold Diggers Studio in Hollywoodwith producer Sam Hollander (Panic! At The Disco, Weezer) and Grant Michaels (Sia, Serena Gomez)

Pre-orders for the album are available HERE, and each pre-order purchase unlocks "Indestructible" as an instant grat track along with the previously released songs "Money, Fame and Fortune" and "Miracle Pill".

Goo Goo Dolls will play the main stage of the iconic Rock In Rio Festival on September 29th alongside other South American dates. They have also just announced a headline tour in October and November visiting 20 US cities before heading to Canada.  Go to  www.googoodolls.com for a full list of tour dates.  

In addition to their recording and touring the band have been busy with other projects; last year Rzeznik showed himself to be a natural interviewer when hosting his own show on SiriusXM VOLUME  and Takac continued to release songs by new and established artists via his Good Charamel label.

2019 Tour Dates
September 22nd - Recife, Brazil @ Estádio do Arruda~
September 25th - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Allianz Parque~
September 27th - Curitiba, Brazil @ Pedreira Paulo Leminski~
September 29th - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Rock in Rio 2019~
October 2nd - Lima, Peru @ Estadio Monumental
October 25th - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall^
October 26th - Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center - Selena Auditorium^
October 27th - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theater +
October 29th - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater^
October 30th - Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theatre - Wichita^
November 1st - Rapid City, SD - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena^
November 2nd - Sioux City, IA - Orpheum Theatre – Sioux City^
November 3rd - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place^
November 5th - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center Theater^
November 6th - Davenport, IA - Adler Theatre^
November 8th - Kalamazoo, MI - Kalamazoo State Theater*
November 9th - Appleton, WI - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center*
November 10th - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater*
November 12th - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre*
November 13th - Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center - Mark C. Smith Concert Hall*
November 15th - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre*
November 16th - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre*
November 17th - Charleston, SC - Charleston Gaillard Center*
November 19th - Richmond, VA - The Carpenter Theatre*
November 20th - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre*
November 25th - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre*

^With The Unlikely Candidates
*With Beach Slang
+Special Guest TBC
~Supporting Bon Jovi

 Five Finger Death Punch Announce Biggest UK And European Tour Ever.

Five Finger Death PunchTuesday 10th September 2019
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced their biggest European arena headlining tour to date, which will take place in January and February of 2020 with a massive package: multi-platinum legends MEGADETH will join the lineup as the special guest. Support will come from BAD WOLVES, the global breakthrough rock sensation of 2018 who have been garnering three #1 hits over the last 18 months and are getting ready to release their sophomore album on October 25, 2019.  

Says FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory about the line-up of the tour: "The line-up is massive. Bad Wolves were THE break out band of recent years and are certainly bringing the heat. Megadeth needs no introduction, they are absolute legends. Dave Mustaine's contribution to this genre is simply immeasurable. I consider him one of the founding fathers of not just Thrash but Heavy Metal in general, because his riffs and guitar playing have influenced everyone that was in Megadeth's blast radius... and that's a big radius."

MEGADETH vocalist Dave Mustaine adds: "Hindsight is always 20-20, but looking back it's still a bit fuzzy. Looking forward, you'll be in trouble if you don't come see us with Five Finger Death Punch in early 2020. You don't wanna miss it. See you soon!"

The tour will visit 17 European countries starting on January 20at the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki, Finland and ending on February 20 at the Budapest Sportarenain Budapest, Hungary. VIP pre-sales for the tour are kicking off today. The general on-sale starts at 10am local timethis Friday, September 13. Fans can look forward to packed arenas at THE not-to-be-missed rock show of Winter 2020.For tickets and more info please visit: www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com

Simultaneously, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH havealso announced two shows in Russia and one in Ukraine today. These are FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH headline-only shows without Megadeth and the rest of the package. 

Full List Of Winter 2020 Dates
**5FDP Headline Show without Megadeth and Bad Wolves

1/14 – Kiev, UA // Palace Of Sports **
1/16 – Moscow, RU // Adrenaline Stadium **
1/18 – St. Petersburg, RU // A2 **
1/20 – Helsinki, FI // Hartwell Arena 
1/22 – Stockholm, SE // Hovet
1/23 – Oslo, NO // Spektrum 
1/24 – Copenhagen, DK // Royal Arena 
1/26 – Amsterdam, HL // AFAS Live 
1/28 – Paris, FR // Zenith 
1/30 – Cardiff, UK // Cardiff Arena  
1/31 – London, UK // Wembley Arena
2/3   – Berlin, DE // Max-Schmeling Halle
2/4   – Hamburg, DE // Sporthalle 
2/6   – Frankfurt, DE // Festhalle
2/8   – Oberhausen, DE // Koenig-Pilsener Arena 
2/9   – Stuttgart, DE // Schleyerhalle
2/10 – Munich, DE // Olympiahalle
2/12 – Warsaw, Poland // Torwar
2/14 – Prague, CZ // Tipsport Arena
2/16 – Milan, IT // Alcatrazz
2/17 – Zurich, SE // Hallenstadion
2/19 – Vienna, AT // Stadthalle 
2/20 – Budapest, HU // Budapest Sportarena 

Thrash metal pioneers MEGADETH burst onto the scene in 1983, virtually inventing the genre and have earned their spot as one of metal's most influential and respected acts of all time. Over the course of their illustrious 36-year career, the band has sold more than 38 millionalbums worldwide, notched 6 consecutive platinum efforts7 top-ten albums, and has earned numerous accolades including 12 GRAMMY® nominationsand a 2017 GRAMMY® Awardin the "Best Metal Performance"category for the title track "Dystopia".The band is currently working on a new studio album, as the follow up to 2016's critically and commercially acclaimed 2016 album Dystopia.

 BAD WOLVES have proven to be the unprecedented global breakthrough rock act of 2018 after their debut album, Disobey(May 2018), reached #22 on the Billboard Top 200#2 on the Hard Rock Chart, #4 on Rock, and #8 on the Top Current Albums Chart. Their breakout single, "Zombie" went platinum in the U.S. and Sweden, double platinum in Canada, gold in Australia and IMPALA Diamond in Europe. The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S. iTunes overall and rock charts, Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify's Global Viral 50 chart, while also reigning atop the Active Rock radio chart for three straight weeks. The album also yielded the follow-up tracks "Hear Me Now" and "Remember When" which both reached #1 at Active RadioBAD WOLVESaim to continue that momentum with their sophomore album N.A.T.I.O.N (out October 25, 2019 and available for pre-order now). Fans have already had the first taste of the new album, with the newly released melodic rock anthem "Killing Me Slowly" and heavier, riff-driven track, "I'll Be There," available now for streaming and download on all digital platforms.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are a global arena headlining, 4x Platinum, 6x Gold record selling juggernaut of the modern rock and metal worlds. They have surpassed 3 billion streams and continue to shatter records across the board. 
The band has had 24 top 10 hit singles in the last few years, but their upward trajectory doesn't seem to waver - 2018 was yet another massive year for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH who became the #1 most-played artist on U.S. Rock Radio in year-end radio reports. The group which Billboard described as "a revitalized band with a renewed focus," released their seventh studio album, AND JUSTICE FOR NONE which debuted at #4 overall on the Top 200 Chart and was hailed by KERRANG! as "... an album that delivers, ticking the boxes of what a modern metal album should be." AND JUSTICE FOR NONE has generated 225 million U.S. on-demand streams, over 360,000 U.S. digital song salesand became the #1 streaming Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album of 2018. It marked the group's fifth consecutive Top 5 album release. The album also reached the#1 position on four other charts including: Top Digital Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Music Albums. With their 2018 Summer and Fall tours combined, the band donated over $250,000to charities just in one year. Purchase or stream AND JUSTICE FOR NONE by clicking here.


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's eight studio album is set for release in winter 2020.

 Airbourne Release Video For 'Boneshaker'.

AirbourneSaturday 7th September 2019
Airbourne have released an official music video for their new album's title track, 'Boneshaker'; shot during both the band's mainstage performance at this year's Wacken festival, Germany, and headline set at Skogsrojet festival, Sweden, the video for 'Boneshaker', which was both filmed and edited by Tom Russell, perfectly captures the adrenaline-inducing Airbourne Live Show Experience – watch it via the official Youtube premiere today at 6pm UK time. The band will be live chatting with fans during the reveal, head HERE to take part and see the video first.

"We didn't wanna fuck around with story lines or any of that shit," says Airbourne frontman, Joel O'Keeffe, "plus we fuckin' love Wacken. This year was our 4th time playing there and it marked their 30th anniversary. We debuted our new single 'Boneshaker' in front of 90,000 people... here it is on film, crank it up and rock out to the max!"

Airbourne will release their fifth studio album Boneshaker on October 25th via Spinefarm Records.

Pre-orders are now live, taking in an instant download of the first single & new album's title track, plus special bundle options including t-shirts, hoodies, enamel badge & poster. Order yours HERE.

BONESHAKER TRACK-LISTING: -
1, BONESHAKER
2, BURNOUT THE NITRO
3, THIS IS OUR CITY
4, SEX TO GO
5, BACKSEAT BOOGIE
6, BLOOD IN THE WATER
7, SHE GIVES ME HELL
8, SWITCHBLADE ANGEL
9, WEAPON OF WAR
10, ROCK 'N' ROLL FOR LIFE

As always, you can find Airbourne on the road. They will be criss-crossing the planet, in true Airbourne fashion, until 2022.

"We are pumped about playing these new songs live," states drummer Ryan O'Keeffe. "It's always cool to do that first tour on the album cycle, especially that initial run of shows. The first time we hear people singing the words back at us to a new song it makes us really appreciate how much our Airbourne family around the world supports us.

"2020 is already shaping up to be a jam-packed year."

Airbourne Live Dates 2019:
25.09 - Proxima - Warsaw PL
26.09 - Kwadrat - Kraków PL
28.09 - Club Zal - St Petersburg RU
29.09 - Station Hall - Moscow RU
02.10 - Roxy - Prague CZ [SOLD OUT]
04.10 - Amager Bio - Copenhagen DK [SOLD OUT]
05.10 - Münchenbryggeriet - Stockholm SE
07.10 - Pakkahuone - Tampere FI
08.10 - Circus - Helsinki FI
10.10 - Rockefeller - Oslo NO [SOLD OUT]
11.10 - Trädgår'n - Gothenburg SE [SOLD OUT]
12.10 - Voxhall - Aarhus DK [SOLD OUT]
15.10 - Melkweg - Amsterdam NL
16.10 - Trix - Antwerp BE
17.10 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg FR [SOLD OUT]
19.10 - La Cigale - Paris FR [SOLD OUT]
20.10 - La Cigale - Paris FR [SOLD OUT]
22.10 - Santana 27 - Bilbao ES
24.10 - Paris 15 - Málaga ES
25.10 - La Riviera - Madrid ES
26.10 - Razzmatazz - Barcelona ES
28.10 - La Paloma - Nimes FR [SOLD OUT]
29.10 - Alcatraz - Milan IT
31.10 - Komplex - Zurich CH
01.11 - Haus Auensee - Leipzig DE
02.11 - Orpheum - Graz AT
03.11 - Tonhalle - Munich DE [SOLD OUT]
05.11 - Barba Negra - Budapest HU
06.11 - Arena - Vienna AT
07.11 - Columbiahalle - Berlin DE
09.11 - Schlachthof - Wiesbaden DE [SOLD OUT]
10.11 - E-Werk - Cologne DE [SOLD OUT]
13.11 - UEA - Norwich UK
14.11 - Rock City - Nottingham UK
16.11 - Academy - Manchester UK
17.11 - O2 Academy - Newcastle UK
18.11 - Beach Ballroom - Aberdeen UK
20.11 - Ironworks - Inverness UK
21.11 - Barrowlands - Glasgow UK
22.11 - O2 Academy - Liverpool UK
24.11 - Cardiff University - Cardiff UK
25.11 - O2 Academy - Bristol UK
26.11 - O2 Forum - London UK
28.11 - O2 Academy - Sheffield UK
29.11 - O2 Guildhall - Southampton UK
30.11 - O2 Academy - Oxford UK

2020:
04.01 - Summernats - Canberra AU
08.02 - RAC Arena - Perth AU*
11.02 - AEC Theatre - Adelaide AU*
14.02 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne AU*
15.02 - Qudos Bank Arena - Sydney AU*
18.02 - Entertainment Centre - Brisbane AU*
20.02 - The Trusts Arena - Auckland NZ*
22.02 - Horncastle Arena - Christchurch NZ*
* Denotes Special Guest on Alice Cooper dates

For 2020 and beyond – watch this space...

 Lamb OF god Announce First UK Headline Tour In 6 Years.

Lamb Of GodSaturday 7th September 2019
Grammy Award winning, uncompromising Virginia natives LAMB OF GOD are pleased to announce their return to the UK for their own headline tour in April 2020. 

Joining them as special guests will be labelmates, German thrash classics Kreator, with Texan thrash squad Power Trip opening proceedings each night.

The ‘State Of Unrest’ dates mark the first chance for fans to attend a LAMB OF GOD headline tour of the UK since January 2014, with interim incendiary performances as co-headliner with Megadeth (2015), as special guests on Slayer’s final run (2018), and at festivals.

LAMB OF GOD’s inimitable frontman D. Randall Blythe comments, “It’s always a blast when you tour with someone for the first time, so we’re looking forward to hitting the road with Kreator, as well as getting some more hang time with our maniac pals in Power Trip. See ya in April!” 

Dates line-up as follows:
Tue 21st Apr - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Wed 22nd Apr - MANCHESTER Academy
Thu 23rd Apr - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Fri 24th Arp - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sat 25th Apr - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

Following pre-sales this week, tickets go on general sale from 10am, Friday 6th September, at https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/lamb-of-god-tickets and all good box offices. 

Outside of touring, LAMB OF GOD have been hard at work on their eighth studio album, recently announcing that drummer Art Cruz, who has been touring with the band since 2018, would remain with the group and join them in the studio for pre-production and recording. The new record, set for release via Nuclear Blast/Epic, will be the follow-up to the wrenching, critically acclaimed, 2015 album ‘VII: Sturm Und Drang’, which smashed into the main UK album chart at #7 and US Billboard 200 at #3. No further album details have been released yet.

 Skindred To Record Live Album In London.

SkindredSaturday 7th September 2019
Following a summer run of highly impressive summer festival appearances Skindred are pleased to announce that they will play a special one-off show at London's Roundhouse on Saturday Nov 21st, 2020 to be recorded as the band's first live album. Ticket go on general sale on Friday 6 September at 10am https://www.livenation.co.uk/.

While winning awards as being one of the UK's best and most renowned Live acts including Metal Hammer Magazines prestigious Golden God award as Best Live act Skindred have to date never recorded or released a Live album.

Skindred's Manager Seven Webster from 7pm Management said 'The band have always wanted to record a live album and for us it was just a matter of finding somewhere extremely unique to record it. The Roundhouse aside from being a landmark venue has had some incredible rock bands play there over the years from the likes of 'The Doors", Jimi Hendrix, The Ramones & Motorhead' so where else were we going to do it "

Skindred drummer Arya Goggin said 'We are stoked to be playing at the Roundhouse it has been on my personal bucket list for a while so recording it as a live album makes it all the better for us to bring our A game and put on an amazing show. Skindred are all about supporting the Live Industry and helping to keep historical Music venues open so playing in rooms like the Roundhouse only endorses our want to support these fantastic rooms rather than see them turned into car parks. ".

Meanwhile Skindred's single 'Big Tings" taken from the Top 40 album of the same name on Napalm Records was recently picked up by the new and extremely well received Sky TV show 'Brassic" featuring Michelle Keagan with the track being used to launch the whole campaign as well as being used in the show itself.
To listen to the track in full click below.
Skindred – Big Tings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig3OWHHdmPY

Live Date
21 November 2020                                            London, U.K.                                        Roundhouse

Tickets for the upcoming show at the Roundhouse go on sale this coming Friday 6th September at 10am so if you want to see Skindred bring the Newport Helicopter to Camden's most revered venue for what promises to be an amazing night grab your tickets quickly here https://www.livenation.co.uk/

 Black Star Riders Set To Release New Studio album 'Another State Of Grace'.

Black Star RidersSaturday 7th September 2019
Heavy rock luminaries BLACK STAR RIDERS are just over a week away from unleashing their new album Another State Of Grace via Nuclear Blast Records. In a new trailer released today, Robert and Ricky discuss what it was like working again with Meat Loaf's daughter, Pearl Aday. Pearl lends her soulful vocals on the track 'What Will It Take?' - find out more here: youtu.be/rlXW0B3Uo0Y

Another State Of Grace is available on CD, vinyl and vinyl picture disc, limited edition boxset and limited edition light green vinyl. Pre-order here: nuclearblast.com/blackstarriders-asog

Robert and Ricky filmed an exclusive acoustic version of the band's new single 'Ain't The End Of The World' recently, which is now live on YouTube: youtu.be/Gz143L6ZckQ
Watch the official video for 'Ain't The End Of The World': youtu.be/mv-tccUbm6U

Pre-save Another State Of Grace on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music: nblast.de/BlackStarRidersPreSave
Order the album digitally to receive 'Another State Of Grace' and 'Ain't The End Of The World' instantly: nblast.de/BlackStarRidersASoGIT

Another State Of Grace is a stunning collection of songs that will further develop the band's burgeoning reputation as one of the most essential contemporary rock acts. Recorded at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California in February 2019, the album was produced & mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep).

Watch the official video for the title track, 'Another State Of Grace': youtu.be/1VVvp_jnUX8 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. The dates for the UK & Ireland tour are as follows:
 
Oct 10    Bristol - O2 Academy *^
Oct 11    Cambridge - Corn Exchange *^
Oct 12    London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire *^
Oct 13    Wrexham - William Aston Hall *^
Oct 15 – Dolans Warehouse – Limerick City, Ireland §
Oct 16    Dublin - The Academy *
Oct 17    Belfast - Limelight *
Oct 18    Glasgow - Braehead Arena §
Oct 19    Newcastle - O2 Academy *^
Oct 20    Nottingham - Rock City *^
Oct 22    Bexhill - De La Warr Pavilion *^
Oct 23    Bournemouth - O2 Academy *^
Oct 24    Cardiff - University (Great Hall) *^
Oct 25    Wolverhampton - KK's Steel Mill *^
Oct 26    Leeds - O2 Academy *^
Oct 27    Mancheste - O2 Ritz *^

Special guests: * Stone Broken | ^ Wayward Sons
§ BSR Only

Tickets are on sale now: blackstarriders.com

The band will then be hitting the road in Europe with support from Diamond Head and Waywards Sons. The EU tour dates rack up as follows:

Oct 30    Roskilde - Gimle +
Oct 31    Malmö - Kulturbolaget +
Nov 01    Stockholm - Fryshuset Klubben +
Nov 02    Gothenburg - Trädgår'n +
Nov 03    Oslo - Vulkan +
Nov 05    Tampere - Talo +
Nov 06    Helsinki - The Circus +
Nov 08    Borlänge - Liljan
Nov 09    Esbjerg - Tobakken
Nov 12    Hamburg - Markthalle +^
Nov 13    Köln - Die Kantine +^
Nov 14    Dresden - Reithalle Strasse E +^
Nov 15    Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal +^
Nov 17    Zurich - Dynamo ^
Nov 18    München - Backstage (Halle) +^
Nov 19    Nürnberg - Hirsch +^
Nov 20    Prague - Nová Chmelnice ^
Nov 21    Leipzig - Anker +^

Special guests: + Diamond Head | ^ Wayward Sons
Tickets are on sale now: blackstarriders.com

ICYMI:
Robert and Ricky sit down to tell us a bit about the new line-up and how they met Chad and Christian: youtu.be/vaSO2-KLRlw
Robert and Ricky sit down to tell us more about the band's new single 'Ain't The End Of The World': youtu.be/GyySCAYOLfY
Robert and Ricky explain how the band came up with the ideas for the new album's packaging: youtu.be/rvet2BDKtBs
Robert and Ricky on why the band decided to record at Sphere Studios: youtu.be/Is5upqZebPk
Ricky and Robert discuss what it was like working with Jay Ruston: youtu.be/L0pjxhnb1UQ
Robert and Ricky discuss the themes and inspirations for the album, in particular the title and how it came about: youtu.be/pSe9jDVp0t8
Robert and Ricky give us the lowdown on what fans can expect

 Senses Fail Re-reelease Debut EP.

Senses FailSaturday 7th September 2019
Senses Fail is celebrating history this fall with the re-release of the band's debut EP, From the Depths of Dreams. Featuring updated versions of Senses Fail's earliest songs, From the Depths of Dreams will be released on September 6th via Pure Noise Records. Fans can pre-order it now and check out a brand new music video for "Bastard Son" at smarturl.it/SensesFail_FTDOD.

Lead singer Buddy Nielsen shares: "Seventeen years ago we recorded the songs that make up From The Depths of Dreams. It was the spark that started a journey that is still unfolding. We never thought that we'd go anyway, we just wanted to make it out of the basement. We were just a couple of teenagers from NJ trying to write songs to make us feel alive and play in the local scene. Our aspirations were minimal at best but our results were extraordinary. This re-recording is not to replace what was but to add to the legacy of the songs and show them in a modern light. We haven't played a lot of these songs for our fans and this release gives us the opportunity to highlight an era of Senses Fail that many of our fans didn't get a chance to see."

In 2018, Senses Fail celebrated the band's strongest opening week in over a decade, with the release of their latest album If There Is Light, It Will Find You. The album secured the #1 spot on the Independent, Alternative, and Hard Music charts, as well as the #2 Rock, #7 Digital, #12 Current Albums, #25 Physical, and #57 on the Top 200. It has been heralded by outlets like Billboard, NYLON, Alternative Press, Loudwire and Substream Magazine as the band's most honest and one of their best releases. If There Is Light, It Will Find You is available now on Spotify and Apple Music. Physical albums and merch bundles are available at sensesfail.com.

 Angels And Airwaves Release New Single 'Kiss And Tell'.

Angels And AirwavesWednesday 4th September 2019
To celebrate the launch of their first tour in 7 years,ANGELS & AIRWAVES have released a new song – 'Kiss & Tell' (Rise/BMG) – and are giving fans the track ahead of new music Friday – listen HERE

"The beginning of the song is really an ode to The Beach Boys," says vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge. "It opens with three-part harmonies to create an introduction with multi-dimensionality. We wanted to create a sound that had electronic elements right alongside classic rock and pop punk melodic structures.  Lyrically, this song is specifically about balancing on the edge of a razor blade. Doing something you're not supposed to be doing, and although you might die while doing it, it's still very much keeping you feeling alive."

"Kiss & Tell" follows lead track "Rebel Girl" and its companion video, which was released last week – click HERE to watch the Matt Thompson-directed clip.

ANGELS & AIRWAVES (vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge, guitarist David Kennedy and drummer Ilan Rubin, joined by touring bassist Matt Rubano) kicked off their sold-out North American headlining tour last night with a packed-house show in San Diego, CA.

DeLonge, a founding member of seminal pop punk band Blink-182, formed Angels & Airwaves in 2005. A year later came debut album We Don't Need To Whisper, which hit No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and featured Top 5 modern rock hit "The Adventure." 2007's I-Empire followed, hitting No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and featured rock radio hit "Everything's Magic." In 2010, AVA released Love and a year later, Love: Part Two accompanied by a critically acclaimed film, Love, which was shown in 460 theaters nationwide during a one-night film screening and live-streamed concert event titled Love Live. The band's last full-length album was 2014's The Dream Walker, which hit No. 1 on iTunes and No. 5 on Billboard's Top Alternative Albums chart.  A multimedia project, the album was accompanied by a graphic novel, comic books and a Blade Runner-meets Harry Potter short film, which won Best Animation at the Toronto International Short Film Festival.  

The band has also been working on a new album, which would be AVA's first collection of new tracks since 2016's Chasing Shadows EP.

Catch the band live across the USA this Autumn:
Sept 4 – Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Sept 6 – Austin, TX - Emo's
Sept 7 – Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Sept 9 -  Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sept 10 – Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Sept 11 – Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Sept 13 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Sept 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Sept 15 -  Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Sept 17 – New York, NY - PlayStation Theater
Sept 18 -  Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Sept 20 -  Detroit, MI - Saint Andrews Hall
Sept 21 – Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Sept 22 – St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Sept 24 – Denver, CO - Summit
Sept 25 – Salt Lake City, UT - The Union
Sept 27 -  Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Sept 28 -  Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Sept 30 -  San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Oct 1 - Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
Oct 2 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Oct 4 - Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Oct 5 - San Diego, CA – House of Blues

 Bad Wolves Announce New Studio Album 'N.A.T.I.O.N'.

Bad WolvesTuesday 27th August 2019
Breakout rock band Bad Wolves announce their sophomore album, N.A.T.I.O.N., and release date, Friday, October 25th, via Eleven Seven Music. Pre-order HERE and receive an immediate download of tracks "Killing Me Slowly" and "I'll Be There." 

Bad Wolves have proven to be the unprecedented global breakthrough rock act of 2018 and aim to continue that momentum with N.A.T.I.O.N. The stunning 12-track follow-up to their debut album, Disobey, is a bit of a departure – staying in the same realm musically, but breaking beyond.  As vocalist Tommy Vext explains, "We've honed it in and really delivered a more focused version of Bad Wolves' sound. Basically, it's like pouring steroids on everything we love about the first record to create an album that's a roller coaster of emotional experience."

Founding member and drummer John Boecklin adds, "N.A.T.I.O.N. is definitely a big step in the right direction, we're still evolving. It's only our second record and I'm very excited about it."

Stream the newly released melodic rock anthem "Killing Me Slowly"  in addition to their previously released heavier, riff-driven track, "I'll Be There," and video HERE.

The band is wrapping up the last stretch of their summer tour with Papa Roach, which ends on Sunday, September 1st, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They will support Five Finger Death Punch on their headlining arena tour, beginning Friday, November 1st, in Las Vegas, through its 28 dates, culminating on Wednesday, December 18th, in Omaha, Nebraska. Tickets and VIP offers are available HERE. Full routing available below.

Bad Wolves consists of vocalist Tommy Vext(ex-Divine Heresy), drummer John Boecklin(ex-DevilDriver), guitarist Doc Coyle(Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid), guitarist Chris Cain(Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel(ex-In This Moment). They released their debut, Disobey(May 2018), via Eleven Seven Music. The album reached #22 on the Billboard Top 200, #2 on the Hard Rock Chart, #4 on Rock, and #8 on the Top Current Albums Chart. Their global breakout single, "Zombie," is platinum in the U.S. and Sweden, double platinum in Canada, gold in Australia and IMPALA Diamond in Europe. The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S. iTunes overall and rock chartsBillboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify's Global Viral 50 chart, while also reigning atop the Active Rock radio chart for three straight weeks. The album yielded the follow-up tracks "Hear Me Now," featuring label-mate Diamante, and the soaring ballad "Remember When," which both reached#1 at Active RadioThe official music video for "Zombie," a tribute to the late singer Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries and an homage to the original, has garnered over 255 million views across platforms. On June 19th, 2018, Bad Wolves presented a $250,000 check to Dolores O'Riordan's four children, with a continued promise to donate all of their royalties to the children.

BAD WOLVES 2020 TOUR DATES: 
UK and Europe Tour dates with Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth to be announced on 9thSeptember at https://megadeathpunch.com/

BAD WOLVES 2019 TOUR DATES: 

w/ Papa Roach
August 23, 2019 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
August 24, 2019 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
August 27, 2019 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
August 28, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center
August 30, 2019 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre 
August 31, 2019 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium
September 1, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center- DLVEC

w/ Five Finger Death Punch
November 1, 2019 –Las Vegas, NV –The Joint @ Hard Rock
November 2, 2019 –Las Vegas, NV –The Joint @ Hard Rock
November 5, 2019 –Tucson, AZ –Tucson Arena
November 7, 2019 –El Paso, TX –Don Haskins Center
November 9, 2019 –Corpus Christi, TX –American Bank Center
November 10, 2019 –Beaumont, TX –Ford Park Center
November 12, 2019 –Baton Rouge, LA –Raising Cane's River Center Arena 
November 13, 2019 –Huntsville, AL –Von Braun Center Arena
November 15, 2019 –Pensacola, FL –Pensacola Bay Center
November 16, 2019 –Estero, FL –Hertz Arena
November 18, 2019 –Jacksonville, FL –Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
November 20, 2019 –Columbia, SC –Colonial Life Arena
November 22, 2019 –Greensboro, NC –Greensboro Coliseum
November 23, 2019 –Chattanooga, TN –Mckenzie Arena
November 26, 2019 –Columbus, OH –Nationwide Arena
November 27, 2019 –Youngstown, OH –Covelli Centre 
November 29, 2019 –Knoxville, TN –Thompson-Boling Arena
November 30, 2019 –North Charlestown, SC –North Charlestown Coliseum
December 2, 2019 –Norfolk, VA –Ted Constant Convocation Center
December 3, 2019 –Allentown, PA –PPL Center
December 5, 2019 –Toledo, OH –Huntington Center
December 6, 2019 –Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
December 8, 2019 –Peoria, IL –Peoria Civic Center- Expo Hall
December 9, 2019 –Fort Wayne, IN –Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 
December 11, 2019 –Madison, WI –Alliant Energy Center- Veterans Memorial 
December 12, 2019 –Duluth, MN –Amsoil Arena
December 14, 2019 –Des Moines, IA –Wells Fargo Arena
December 15, 2019 –Omaha, NE –Chi Health Center

 Slipknot Announce Massive 2020 Arena Tour.

SlipknotMonday 26th August 2019
In the wake of their return to the Number 1 slot on the Official UK Albums Chart with much lauded sixth studio album, 'We Are Not Your Kind', SLIPKNOT have announced their UK & Irish tour dates for early 2020. Ticket go on general sale Friday 30th August at 9am at https://www.livenation.co.uk/.

As well as taking the top album spot in the UK, SLIPKNOT, who are as much a cultural phenomenon as they are a band, made a resounding global impact, with #1 debuts in the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, Ireland, Belgium and Finland, as well as Top 3 debuts in Germany, France, Norway, Italy, The Netherlands and New Zealand.

Reviews for 'We Are Not Your Kind' encompassed a broad media spectrum, reinforcing the  innovation and creative vision of the Iowa band, twenty years into their celebrated existence.  "With their latest studio album, Slipknot have released one of the strongest albums in their career," remarked Consequence of Sound, with The Independent declaring, "The sheer ambition of We Are Not Your Kind is just as staggering as their seminal record Iowa – the dynamic might be even better."  The Ringer professed, "Slipknot's sixth album... furthers the argument that they're the most important heavy band of their era," while Kerrang! attested, "20 years since their debut, Slipknot are as bold, fearless and exhilarating as ever."  Vulture praised the LP for its "maelstrom of serrated riffs, warlike drums, and machine-gun poetry from Taylor," and The NME put it simply: "The 'Knot's sixth album is an astonishing record."
 
'We Are Not Your Kind' is highlighted by 'Solway Firth,' 'Birth Of The Cruel,' and the LP's lead single 'Unsainted.'  All three came with an M. Shawn Crahan directed official music video, and each trended worldwide on YouTube (all categories, not just music) with 'Unsainted' at #1 worldwide for a full 24 hrs, with the band amassing over 58 million views in just two months.

SLIPKNOT's Knotfest Roadshow headline US tour is currently underway featuring special guests Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth on all dates, concluding on 8th September at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX.  For tickets and more information on SLIPKNOT's Knotfest Roadshow, visit www.slipknot1.com.

U.K. Tour Dates:  
16 January 2020                      Manchester, U.K.                      Manchester Arena  
17 January 2020                       Newcastle, U.K.                        Utilita Arena
18 January 2020                       Glasgow, U.K.                           The SSE Hydro
20 January 2020                       Sheffield, U.K.                           FlyDSA Arena
21 January 2020                       Nottingham, U.K.                       Motorpoint Arena
22 January 2020                       Cardiff, U.K.                              Motorpoint Arena
24 January 2020                       Birmingham, U.K.                      Birmingham Arena
25 January 2020                       London, U.K.                             The O2

Tickets for Slipknot's U.K. Tour go on general sale on Friday 30 August at 9am at https://www.livenation.co.uk/. 

 Reading And Leeds Festival 2019 A Major Success.

LReading And LeedsMonday 26th August 2019
Monday 26 August - Reading and Leeds 2019 saw 200,000 festival fans indulge in outstanding sets from The 1975, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots and Foo Fighters and hundreds of the world's best artists, bands, DJs and comedians. Reading and Leeds Festivals 2020 tickets will be on sale Tuesday 27 August at midday.
The 1975 made history with their spellbinding visuals as well as unreleased music from their highly anticipated next album 'Notes On A Conditional Form'  and an incredible first live performance of their newly released single 'People'. "There's not enough time for the universe", frontman Matty Healy declared, as he used his performance to shout about the shocking impact of climate devastation.  Before the finale kicked off, their collaboration with environmental activist Greta Thunberg, 'The 1975' was played out, with the words of her very important essay highlighted across the Main Stage screens as a call to action, urging all in attendance to make a change. 

Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots returned to Reading on Saturday and Leeds on Sunday. Post Malone returned to the festivals this year with headline status. Undeniably one of the hottest acts in the world right now, Posty topped off his performance with the rockstar ritual of smashing his guitar on stage. Twenty One Pilots played an epic set; after making their entrance by striding in front of a car completely engulfed in flames, duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun were also joined by fellow headliner Post Malone for an emotionally charged crowd singalong of 'Don't Look Back In Anger' in Leeds.
Foo Fighters made their grand return to Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park pulling out all the stops  and delving into an epic back catalogue spanning twenty five years of hits. The rock legends had crowds singing along from the first line of opener 'Pretender', and not stopping until the final bars of 'Everlong' which saw them close an unforgettable weekend of music in incredible style at Reading.  In Leeds Dave Grohl's daughter Violet joined the band on stage to duet with her Dad on an emotional version of 'My Hero'.As is customary with any Foo Fighters gig, Taylor Hawkins swapped his drumsticks for microphone with Dave taking his vacant stool for a cover of Bowie/ Queen's Under Pressure, during which a fan dressed as Freddie Mercury was plucked from the crowd to join the band on stage. Grohl recounted fond memories of playing the festival over the years, thanking the fans for their loyalty for over two decades. The band were also joined on stage by Rick Astley.
The world's most exciting pop sensation Billie Eilish brought her number one award-winning album 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' to the stage with a huge hits-filled performance. Fans went wild as she opened her set with 'Bad Guy', a thumping pop belter which instantly had the crowd bouncing. Making what's undoubtedly a historic Reading and Leeds Festival debut, her powerful, energetic performance kept fans utterly mesmerised throughout.  

Brody Dalle and her American punk rock band The Distillers played their first UK show in 15 years on the main stage, and were reunited with drummer Andy Granelli. Grammy award winning Anderson Paak and The Free Nationals wowed the crowd with a stunning, energetic performance showcasing his genre-defying versatility. 

The BBC Radio 1 Stage once again proved one of the festival's most thrilling destinations with performances from 2019 Brit Award nominee Mabel, chart-topping four piece Bastille and 21 year-old rapper Dave. Those looking to dance spent their weekend at the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage where electronic duo Camelphat, Andy C, Denis Sulta and Becky Hill took to the stage with sets that kept the crowd moving from beginning to end. The BBC 1Xtra Stage was jam-packed with headline sets from BBC Sound of 2019 winner  Octavian who was joined by special guest Skepta as his set drew to a close, Hackney-born rapper and singer Not3s brought his signature Afrobeat sound and the one and only Dappy drew fans in with no less than a high octane set bursting with energy.

The Pit and The Lock Up was a one stop shop for all things rock, metal and punk, with Bowling For Soup, Ghostemane, Enter Shikari (who also played the Main Stage earlier in the day), The Maine, Pup and Of Mice and Men playing alongside upcoming talent like Press Club, Plague Vendor and Queen Zee

Forever championing new talent, the BBC Introducing Stage remains the best place to catch the most exciting emerging artists, this year saw the indie-pop masters Marsicans, raspy-voiced rock artist LION and raucous grunge rock three-piece The Mysterines headline the stage. Over 80% of the British acts on this year's line-up for Reading and Leeds have been supported by BBC Music Introducing across their careers, including The 1975, Royal Blood and Bastille.

On Thursday the Dance To The Radio Stage kicked off the party at Leeds Festival with Easy Life, whenyoung, Indoor Pets, BILK and DJ Jacky P and the lads from TPD TV headlined the infamous Piccadily Party. 

Reading and Leeds Festival was the most environmentally-friendly yet this year, with a robust green initiative in place across both sites. See here for more information.

Reading and Leeds Festival worked with Safe Gigs For Women, The Samaritans and medical teams to ensure a happy and healthy festival-goers across the weekend. Safe Gigs for Women is an initiative established by regular gig goers with the aim of creating a safer environment for people at music events. The safe hubs were staffed by the British Red Cross and Festival Angels in campsites - serving as a safe and confidential space for festival goers seeking support from volunteers.

Both festivals were filled with special moments throughout the weekend, including surprise sets from alt-rock band The Sherlocks taking to the Festival Republic Stage, Love Fame Tragedy on the BBC Introducing Stage who were joined by Dan Smith from Bastille and on The Pit stage, a surprise gig from Bullet For My Valentine delivered a feast of heavy riffs and their biggest hits. Yungblud thrilled with his electric performance with Machine Gun Kelly joining him on stage, whilst  Frank Carter orchestrated a huge female-only mosh pit during an electrifying set with his band The Rattlesnakes, advocating for a safe space for everyone at Reading and Leeds. 

Fans who missed out on tickets can catch up on the weekend's highlights on BBC iPlayer.

 Airbourne Announce New Album 'Boneshaker'.

AirbourneMonday 26th August 2019
Airbourne will release their fifth studio album Boneshaker on October 25th via Spinefarm Records. The band revealed the cover artwork for BONESHAKER, which was a collaboration between Matt Read of Combustion Ltd, and Sean Tidy of Design House Studio Ltd.

On the topic of the artwork, guitarist Matthew Harrison states: “The whole sentiment we were after was about rock n’ roll for life. We wanted to create something tattoo worthy, and that the artwork was classic and stood the test of time.”

With the creation of Boneshaker, all-action Aussie rockers Airbourne decided to take the bolder path; to align with Nashville’s Number One producer, Dave Cobb, whose credits include both Chris Stapleton and the ‘Star Is Born’ soundtrack, as a way of staking out new turf away from comfort zones and safe havens…

“It’s a live gig in the studio. This is always something we wanted to do – find a way to bring the soul and power of an Airbourne live show into an album. Cobb caught our lightning and put it in a bottle.” states bandleader Joel O’Keeffe.

Relocating to historic Studio A on Nashville’s Music Row, six-time Grammy Award-winning producer Cobb’s natural home and one of Music City’s most prized creative hubs, the four musicians set themselves a challenge: to make a record cut from the same frayed cloth as those classic late-’70s recordings from Australia’s legendary Albert’s house of ‘Oz Rock’ that inspired the band so much.

There are no weird tangents here, no un-called for asides, no messin’ about. This is straight-down-the-line pure rock ‘n’ roll drama smelling of burnt rubber, spilt gasoline and valves glowing red hot. No ballads, no acoustic guitars, no keyboards. 10 tracks, 30 minutes of music. Everything lean an’ lethal, stripped to the bone, to those essential elements that rock ‘n’ roll requires to properly do its work: raging guitars, pounding bass ‘n’ bass, vocals packed full of real personality – the kind of passion that only comes from willfully pursuing a life on the line.

BONESHAKER TRACKLISTING: -
1, BONESHAKER
2, BURNOUT THE NITRO
3, THIS IS OUR CITY
4, SEX TO GO
5, BACKSEAT BOOGIE
6, BLOOD IN THE WATER
7, SHE GIVES ME HELL
8, SWITCHBLADE ANGEL
9, WEAPON OF WAR
10, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FOR LIFE

Pre-orders for Airbourne’s fifth studio album Boneshaker are now live, with an instant download of the first single & album title-track and special bundle options including t-shirts, hoodies, enamel badge and poster. Boneshaker was premiered live at Wacken 2019 in front of 80k+ people, their fourth time at the legendary festival, which felt like a homecoming for the band. Order your copy HERE.

As always, you can find Airbourne on the road. They will be crisscrossing the planet, in true Airbourne fashion until 2022.

“We are pumped about playing these new songs live, it’s always cool to do that first tour on the album cycle, especially that first run of shows. The first time you hear people singing the words back at you to a new song, it makes us really appreciate how much our Airbourne family around the world supports us. “ states drummer, Ryan O’Keeffe. “2020 is already shaping up to be a jam packed year.”

Airbourne Live Dates 2019:
23.08 - Reload Festival - DE
24.08 - Le Cabaret Vert - FR
24.09 - Ucho - Gdynia PL
25.09 - Proxima - Warsaw PL
26.09 - Kwadrat - Kraków PL
28.09 - Club Zal - St Petersburg RU
29.09 - Station Hall - Moscow RU
02.10 - Roxy - Prague CZ [SOLD OUT]
04.10 - Amager Bio - Copenhagen DK [SOLD OUT]
05.10 - Münchenbryggeriet - Stockholm SE
07.10 - Pakkahuone - Tampere FI
08.10 - Circus - Helsinki FI
10.10 - Rockefeller - Oslo NO
11.10 - Trädgår’n - Gothenburg SE [SOLD OUT]
12.10 - Voxhall - Aarhus DK [SOLD OUT]
15.10 - Melkweg - Amsterdam NL
16.10 - Trix - Antwerp BE
17.10 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg FR [SOLD OUT]
19.10 - La Cigale - Paris FR [SOLD OUT]
20.10 - La Cigale - Paris FR [SOLD OUT]
22.10 - Santana 27 - Bilbao ES
24.10 - Paris 15 - Málaga ES
25.10 - La Riviera - Madrid ES
26.10 - Razzmatazz - Barcelona ES
28.10 - La Paloma - Nimes FR [SOLD OUT]
29.10 - Alcatraz - Milan IT
31.10 - Komplex - Zurich CH
01.11 - Haus Auensee - Leipzig DE
02.11 - Orpheum - Graz AT
03.11 - Tonhalle - Munich DE [SOLD OUT]
05.11 - Barba Negra - Budapest HU
06.11 - Arena - Vienna AT
07.11 - Columbiahalle - Berlin DE
09.11 - Schlachthof - Wiesbaden DE [SOLD OUT]
10.11 - E-Werk - Cologne DE [SOLD OUT]
13.11 - UEA - Norwich UK
14.11 - Rock City - Nottingham UK
16.11 - Academy - Manchester UK
17.11 - O2 Academy - Newcastle UK
18.11 - Beach Ballroom - Aberdeen UK
20.11 - Ironworks - Inverness UK
21.11 - Barrowlands - Glasgow UK
22.11 - O2 Academy - Liverpool UK
24.11 - Cardiff University - Cardiff UK
25.11 - O2 Academy - Bristol UK
26.11 - O2 Forum - London UK
28.11 - O2 Academy - Sheffield UK
29.11 - O2 Guildhall - Southampton UK
30.11 - O2 Academy - Oxford UK

2020:
04.01 - Summernats - Canberra AU
08.02 - RAC Arena - Perth AU*
11.02 - AEC Theatre - Adelaide AU*
14.02 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne AU*
15.02 - Qudos Bank Arena - Sydney AU*
18.02 - Entertainment Centre - Brisbane AU*
20.02 - The Trusts Arena - Auckland NZ*
22.02 - Horncastle Arena - Christchurch NZ*
* Denotes Special Guest on Alice Cooper dates

For 2020 and beyond – watch this space…

 Alter Bridge Release New Single 'Take The Crown'.

Alter BridgeMonday 26th August 2019
Rock goliaths ALTER BRIDGE have unveiled another track from their upcoming release Walk The Sky (due out October 18 via Napalm Records).“Take The Crown” is now available on all digital service providers around the globe and a lyric video for the track can be seen here: https://youtu.be/YG3QxwA7i34.

The song, which is sure to be an addition to the band’s live set, opens with the rallying cry “So sorry, so sorry, but you’re going down.” The song is quintessential ALTER BRIDGE and showcases the musicianship that has won the band fans around the globe.

For over 15 years, ALTER BRIDGE has been a band known for blurring the line between hard rock and heavy metal. Recorded in a way 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 create 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 releaseBlackbird 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” beg to be showcased live. “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 video for the debut single “Wouldn’t You Rather” has been viewed over a million times already and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/bAz1vYAwVKE.

 Beartooth Announce New EP.

BeartoothMonday 26th August 2019
 Every now and again, an artist that is already vital in their genre will take a complete 180º turn with their music and flex new creative muscles. That's exactly what Ohio-based rock band Beartooth delivered with the folk and country music-inspired The Blackbird Session EP. The Blackbird Sessions EP reveals a fresh sound from the band — never seen and/or heard by fans -— featuring twangy, stripped-down and acoustic renderings of songs from Beartooth's latest album Disease, out now via Red Bull Records. The Blackbird Session EP is an ambitious and artistic let turn for Beartooth, exploring lead singer Caleb Shomo's musical roots. While not an indicator of what fans should expect on future releases, The Blackbird Sessions EP does show the depth and breadth of the band's songwriting and mastery in instrumentation. 

Presented in video format, Beartooth recorded The Blackbird Sessions EP at the famed Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. The Blackbird Studios is owned by John McBride, an iconic producer and engineer in country music who has worked with artists such as Garth Brooks and Martina McBride, as well as pop titans Train. The idea of metal band Beartooth regarding a stripped-down folk inspired album in Blackbird Studios was a welcomed project by John McBride, who encouraged the band to record and served as guest engineer for the EP.

"When the idea came up to do acoustic sessions, immediately my mind went to family holidays. Constantly surrounded by singing old hymns and harmonies on harmonies. The idea of taking Beartooth in a direction of my first musical moments in life felt right," said frontman Caleb Shomo. "The songs came out better than I could have ever imagined. A massive, MASSIVE part of that was Blackbird. The love I have for that place goes beyond any studio in existence. The rooms are the best in the world, the gear is the best in the world, the consoles... etc. All of this would be enough to make it feel like home, but the icing on the cake is the people who work there. Every time I walk in, it's nothing but good vibes and hard workers."

He continued, "We had the honour of the studio owner and mastermind John McBride (look him up — it's insane) requesting to engineer our session. This led to an environment that was amazing and free. No limits, no worries, just playing and singing. He handled the rest. Being able to mix tracks engineered by such a legend/tracked on his home turf was an honour.

Shomo finished, "This is 100% live.  No metronome, minimal rehearsal, just a bunch of musicians who love what they do getting in a room and going for it. If you want to see and hear Beartooth stripped down to one of its rawest and most emotional forms, please enjoy."

In one full day, Beartooth reimagined four, full-band acoustic live recordings of songs like "Disease," "You Never Know," "Afterall," and "Clever." The songs are arranged and enhanced with lap steel, violins, and female vocals.

The Blackbird Session arrives on September 13. The band partnered with Taste of Country and Loudwire to premiere "Clever."

Listen here

THE BLACKBIRD SESSION EP TRACK LISTING:
"Disease"
"You Never Know"
"Afterall"
"Clever"

In other news, the band head out on an extensive UK and European headline tour in early 2020 with support from The Amity Affliction, but not before they hit the road this year with A Day to Remember and I Prevail on one of the most-anticipated treks of the entire fall season.

All dates, including the band's upcoming festival appearances, are below.

BEARTOOTH ON TOUR:

FESTIVAL DATES:
11/8   — Horseheads, NY — iMatter Festival
08/9   — Concord, VA — Blue Ridge Rock Festival
27/9   — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life
11/10 — Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival
12/10 — San Bernardino, CA — Self Help Festival

WITH A DAY TO REMEMBER + I PREVAIL:
28/9   — Simpsonville, SC — CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
15/10 — Boise, ID — CenturyLink Arena
16/10 — Salt Lake City, UT — USANA Amphitheatre
17/10 — Denver, CO — Fillmore Auditorium 
21/10 — Irving, TX — The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
22/10 — Houston, TX — NRG Arena
23/10 — Corpus Christi, TX — Concrete Street Amphitheater
25/10 — Saint Charles, MO — Family Arena
26/10 — Chicago, IL — Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC
27/10 — Minneapolis, MN — The Armory
29/10 — Fargo, ND — Scheels Arena
30/10 — Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Arena
31/10 — Independence, MO — Silverstein Eye Centers Arena (SECA)
02/11 — Pittsburgh, PA — Petersen Events Center
03/11 — Fairfax, VA — EagleBank Arena
05/11 — Laval, QC — Place Bell
07/11 — Reading, PA — The Santander Arena
09/11 — Glen Falls, NY — Cool Insuring Arena
10/11 — Trenton, NJ — CURE Insurance Arena
12/11 — Syracuse, NY — The Oncenter War Memorial Arena
14/11 — Fort Wayne, IN — Allen County War Memorial Expo Center
15/11 — Cleveland, OH — Wolstein Center at CSU
16/11 — Ypsilanti, MI — Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center
17/11 — Huntington, WV — Big Sandy Superstore Arena
19/11 — New York, NY — Terminal 5
21/11 — Duluth, GA — Infinite Energy Center
22/11 — Nashville, TN — Nashville Municipal Auditorium
23/11 — Fayetteville, NC— Crown Coliseum

UK/EU 2020 HEADLINE DATES
16/2 — Stuttgart, DE – LKA-Longhorn
17/2 — Vienna, AT – Arena Wien
19/2 — Solothurn, CH - Kofmehl
20/2 — Munich, DE - Tonhalle
21/2 — Oberhausen, DE – Turbinnenhallen
22/2 — Wiesbaden, DE - Schlachtof   
24/2 — Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
25/2 — Glasgow, UK – SWG3
26/2 — Nottingham, UK – Rock City
28/2 — Manchester, UK – Academy
29/2 — London, UK – Roundhouse
01/3 — Antwerp, BE – Trix
03/3 — Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
04/3 — Hamburg, DE – Grosse Freiheit
05/3 — Berlin, DE – Huxleys
06/3 — Leipzig, DE – Taubchenthal

 Riskee And The Ridicule Release New Single 'Cut Your Teeth'.

Riskee And the RidiculeMonday 26th August 2019
Watch the 'Cut Your Teeth' lyric video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwUkTAQUqTg

"A bombshell of challenging themes." Kerrang!
 "A sound that belongs entirely to them." Clash
 "An album that constantly shifts in style and brings styles and tribes together, which is exactly what the world needs right now." The Punk Site

Hot on the heels of storming sets at both Rebellion and Boomtown festivals, eclectic Kent punks Riskee and The Ridicule are back with a new single – 'Cut Your Teeth' – from their recently released 'Body Bag Your Scene' album via Bomber Music. An aggro, full-on sonic assault, 'Cut Your Teeth' is the perfect representation of the driving force behind Riskee and The Ridicule and where they're at in 2019.

"Cut Your Teeth" is about our personal experiences with people whether they're good or bad interactions," explains frontman Scott Picking. "It's about people who work hard to keep doing what they love in the face of adversity."

It's been an amazing year for the band, which saw the highly anticipated release of their third album well received by both fans and critics alike, with the band's recent sets at Rebellion and Boomtown proving to be real highlights of the year so far.

"Playing two of the best UK festivals back to back, weekend after weekend, was one of our favourite experiences of the year," continues Scott. "Rebellion is an amazing collection of people all celebrating punk in one place and Boomtown creates a whole other world to get lost in. We felt right at home and our shows couldn't have gone better. Scott from Cancer Bats came up to us after our set at Boomtown and said it was sick. Definitely a highlight for us as we've grown up listening to them!"

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.

Catch the band live at the following dates:

August
25th - Ramsgate Music Hall, Kent
31st - The Palladium Club, Bideford
September
7th - Illusive Fest, Northampton
20th - Ramsgate Music Hall, Kent
27th - The London Stone, Staines
October
5th - Rich Mix, Shoreditch (w/ Ghouls)
12th - Turbulence Festival, Plymouth
18th - Exchange, Bristol (w/ King Prawn)
19th - Underworld, London (w/ King Prawn)
November
2nd - Electric Ballroom, London (w/ Booze & Glory)

 

 Feeder Hit Number 4 On The Official UK ALbum Chart.

FeederMonday 26th August 2019
Feeder entered the official UK charts last week with album 'Tallulah' at #4, a significant achievement for this Iconic British band, securing their highest album entry for 13 years and certifying their musical longevity.

"The feedback since the release of 'Tallulah' has only reinforced outer belief in Feeder and its been pretty overwhelming for us. The response and positivity from the fans and media has been huge. Thank you everyone x" Feeder

Today, Feeder release the new music video for single 'Blue Sky Blue', an emotional anthem penned by Nicholas with his distinctive vocals holding court over big percussion and guitar melodies whilst he sings the uplifting chorus; "Sometimes we get it wrong...Sometimes we get it right."

Feeder are in the midst of a resurgence, having scored consecutive Top 10 albums with 2016's 'All Bright Electric' and the 2017 'Best Of'. That renewed power continues with their tenth studio album 'Tallulah''Tallulah' was created during a particularly busy and productive period in the Feeder camp, with a new generation of fans emerging at shows and festivals in support of the 'Best Of' album. Its songs evolved very organically, with frontman Grant Nicholas writing on acoustic guitar and playing to his songwriting strengths. Producing with regular collaborator Tim RoeNicholas recorded the bulk of the material at his home studio in London. 

Opening track 'Youth' erupts into life with a flood of melody reflecting the band's live performances as Nicholas's lyrics conjure images of a classic road trip. The album as a whole reflects Feeder's pan-Atlantic influences, which meld the power of American alt-rock with the songcraft of the British indie scene.

"It's a classic Feeder record,"says Nicholas"I just write the songs which feel natural to me, and I have a vision of each of them in my mind like a short film. I wanted to make a lot of the songs really adaptable. I didn't want them to have be massively produced, I wanted them to also work in a stripped-back way."

Highlights from'Tallulah' include lead single 'Fear Of Flying'.Contrasting dark verses with a skybound hook, it's a prototype Feeder anthem that echoes the likes of Sugar, Husker Du and Foo Fighters. Lyrically it's a tight fictional narrative, delivered in a four-minute song. 

"Everybody in music who has some success has a fear of the bubble bursting,"explains Nicholas"A lot of things that come with success aren't always positive. I wrote it with a female rock star in mind, but it was based upon my own experiences of being in a band, and what you see when you're hanging out with other bands. It also touches on being a band in the social media age. It's not just about being reviewed by a certain magazine anymore, it's about being reviewed by virtually anyone who wants to do so. It's a whole different world out there for everyone, of any age."

Other highlights include the strident 'Blue Sky Blue, both openly honest and buoyantly optimistic, the Pavement-esque day-in-a-life tale of 'Daily Habit' and the corrosive metallic attack of 'Kyoto'. The album closes in intimate fashion with 'Lonely Hollow Days', which feels close to Nicholas's solo album 'Yorktown Heights' and 'Black Clouds' with a nod to his love of Nick Drake.

'Tallulah' is available now on a range of formats: Standard CD; Deluxe CD bound in a book-pack; LP on Heavyweight White Vinyl; a Limited Deluxe Picture Disc LP and a Pink and White Cassettes versions. 
Feeder's upcoming UK shows are as below. Please see https://www.feederweb.com/ for a full list of international tour dates.

>The 'Tallulah' tracklisting is:

  1. 'Youth'
  2. 'Blue Sky Blue'
  3. 'Daily Habit'
  4. 'Fear Of Flying'
  5. 'Rodeo'
  6. 'Tallulah'
  7. 'Shapes And Sounds'
  8. 'Guillotine'
  9. 'Kyoto'
  10. 'Kite'
  11. 'Windmill'
  12. 'Lonely Hollow Days'


    NOVEMBER - HEADLINE DATES
    1st - Portsmouth, Pyramids
    2nd - Exeter, Great Hall
    4th - Oxford, O2 Academy
    5th - Norwich, UEA
    7th - Leeds, Beckett University
    8th - Cardiff, Great Hall
    10th - Newcastle, O2 Academy
    11th - Birmingham, O2 Institute
    13th - Inverness, Ironworks
    14th - Glasgow, Barrowland
    16th - Manchester, Albert Hall
    17th– Manchester Albert Hall
    19th - Lincoln, Engine Room
    20th - Nottingham, Rock City
    22nd - London, Roundhouse
    23rd– London Roundhouse

 A Day To Remember Back With Brand New Single 'Degenerates'.

A Day To RememberMonday 26th August 2019
Ahead of their performances at this weekend's Reading and Leeds Festivals, A Day To Remember release their brand new single "Degenerates". The anthemic track is available to stream and download starting today HERE.

Following Reading & Leeds the band embark on a mammoth US tour which kicks off September 6th and also includes numerous festival appearances, including two massive installments of their own Self Help Fest.

Self Help Festival was started by A Day To Remember and Fly South Music Group in 2014 with events in Philadelphia, PA and San Bernardino, CA. Inspired by their fans, the band's overall mission is to deliver a memorable event featuring bands with positive messages embodied in their music.

Neil Westfall, guitarist from A Day To Remember adds, "music has always been therapy to us which is how we got the name Self Help. Our goal is for you to be able to, if even for just a day, escape everything going on and have a great time."

A Day To Remember recently surprised fans when they were featured on Marshmello's single "Rescue Me", marking their first new music since 2016's acclaimed Bad Vibrations. Watch the song's music video HERE.

Over the past few years A Day To Remember have established themselves as one of the most exciting rock bands on the planet; with a No.1 album under their belt in the US a million plus albums sold to date, not to mention over 400 million Spotify streams and 500 million YouTube views!    2019 looks set to be another ground breaking year for the band.

 Angels And Airwaves Release Video For 'Rebel Girl'.

Rebel GirlSMonday 26th August 2019
ANGELS & AIRWAVES have released a video for "Rebel Girl" (Rise/BMG) –
click HERE to watch the Matt Thompson-directed clip

A rising hit at alternative radio, "Rebel Girl" is the band's first new track in three years and blanketing airwaves nationwide, including KROQ in Los Angeles, WKQX in Chicago, WRFF in Philadelphia, WWDC in Washington, KDKB in Phoenix, 91X in San Diego and many more.
ANGELS & AIRWAVES (vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge, guitarist David Kennedy and drummer Ilan Rubin, joined by touring bassist Matt Rubano) will perform "Rebel Girl" and a setlist of fan favorites on their sold-out North American headlining tour, which kicks off August 28th in San Diego, CA (see itinerary below).
That show will take place almost seven years to the day of their last performance, which was September 2, 2012 in Bologna, Italy.
DeLonge, a founding member of seminal pop punk band Blink-182, formed Angels & Airwaves in 2005. A year later came debut album We Don't Need To Whisper, which hit No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and featured Top 5 modern rock hit "The Adventure." 2007's I-Empire followed, hitting No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and featured rock radio hit "Everything's Magic." In 2010, AVA released Love and a year later, Love: Part Two accompanied by a critically acclaimed film, Love, which was shown in 460 theaters nationwide during a one-night film screening and live-streamed concert event titled Love Live. The band's last full-length album was 2014's The Dream Walker, which hit No. 1 on iTunes and No. 5 on Billboard's Top Alternative Albums chart.  A multimedia project, the album was accompanied by a graphic novel, comic books and a Blade Runner-meets Harry Potter short film, which won Best Animation at the Toronto International Short Film Festival.  
The band has also been working on a new album, which would be AVA's first collection of new tracks since 2016's Chasing Shadows EP.

Catch the band live across the USA this Autumn:
Sept 4 – Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Sept 6 – Austin, TX - Emo's
Sept 7 – Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Sept 9 -  Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sept 10 – Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Sept 11 – Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Sept 13 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Sept 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Sept 15 -  Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Sept 17 – New York, NY - PlayStation Theater
Sept 18 -  Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Sept 20 -  Detroit, MI - Saint Andrews Hall
Sept 21 – Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Sept 22 – St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Sept 24 – Denver, CO - Summit
Sept 25 – Salt Lake City, UT - The Union
Sept 27 -  Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Sept 28 -  Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Sept 30 -  San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Oct 1 - Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
Oct 2 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Oct 4 - Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Oct 5 - San Diego, CA – House of Blues

 Wednesday 13 Release Video For 'Bring Your OWn Blood'.

Wednesday 13Monday 26th August 2019
houlish horror fiends WEDNESDAY 13 have released a visualizer for new single 'Bring Your Own Blood.' The track comes off the band's upcoming album, 'Necrophaze' - out on September 27th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Watch the visualizer for 'Bring Your Own Blood' here: https://youtu.be/B1iZ6KHx7KQ

Commenting on the new song, the Duke of Spook himself, Wednesday 13, says, "'BYOB' is one of my favorites off the new album. It's what I like to call the "party scene" in this audio-horror movie that is 'Necrophaze'. Like in a lot of my favorite 80s horror films there was a party scene, and usually a rock 'n' roll track to back it up...this is that track. This is the fun song on the album before everything gets dark and weird."
 
Pre-order 'Necrophaze' here: http://www.nuclearblast.com/w13-necrophaze
Pre-order 'Necrophaze' bundles here: https://theoraclemanagementmerch.com/collections/wednesday-13

More from 'Necrophaze':
"Zodiac" Trailer - https://youtu.be/AFhqlXv1nCw
"Decompose" Visualizer - https://youtu.be/mdqrNZOwzzc

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

'Necrophaze' was recorded by Michael Spreitzer, producer, recording engineer, as well as the long-time guitarist of DEVILDRIVER, and is the first WEDNESDAY 13 record to feature guest spots, which include performances by Alice Cooper, Roy Mayorga of STONE SOUR (who provides an eerie, authentic, 80s inspired synth soundtrack-score to the album), Alexi Laiho of CHILDREN OF BODOM, and Cristina Scabbia of LACUNA COIL. Also making an appearance on the album is Jeff Clayton: member of legendary punk bands ANTiSEEN & GG Allin's MURDER JUNKIES.

"To say we are excited about this release would be an understatement," Wednesday adds. "We have re-built and Frakensteind an all-new WEDNESDAY 13. This is the next chapter, the next experience, the next phase into our world...Enter the NECROPHAZE. This is the most elaborate, horror-themed album I've ever released under the name Wednesday 13. Channeling the atmosphere of early 80s horror films, tv shows, cartoons and movie soundtracks the Necrophaze was complete. To add a little more Blood to the party, we had the complete honor of having the Godfather of shock rock, the legendary Alice Cooper. Alice is a guest doing the introduction to the album and the title track Necrophaze. We wanted to give the listener the ultimate listening experience as if our band was the soundtrack to a horror film. The artwork for the CD and vinyl is a visual guide to the songs, and the live show will be the living breathing horror movie version. There will be a WEDNESDAY 13 action figure, music Videos, movie soundtrack trailers, commercials and more all on the way with the release of Necrophaze. The artwork and packaging is a tribute to the classic art and packaging from my favorite time of the 1980s. So welcome to Party...but bring your own blood."

'Necrophaze' Tracklisting:

  1. Necrophaze
  2. Bring Your Own Blood
  3. ZODIAC
  4. Monster
  5. Decompose
  6. Be Warned
  7. The Hearse
  8. Tie Me A Noose
  9. Life Will Kill Us All
  10. Bury The Hatchet
  11. Necrophaze Main Theme (End Credits)
  12. Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)
WEDNESDAY 13 will tour Europe over the next few months, which will be followed by their return home for shows with DEVILDRIVERSTATIC-X 

 Like Torches Unleash New Music Video And Announce Album Details.

Like TorchesSaturday 24th August 2019
Stockholm, Sweden’s LIKE TORCHES has announced the release of their upcoming album Love And Losses, set for release on November 1st on Victory Records. These five passionate musicians have worked diligently across two continents over the last several years to create a fresh, stellar rock album for the current times. Today, the quintet deliver the first music video from the album, “The Guilt Of Surviving.”

Watch The Video “The Guilt Of Surviving.”

“By realizing you've made mistakes you will grow and find strength,” confides guitarist/vocalist Daniel Karn. “The song is proving that you can find power and embrace your past, even the mistakes.”

“The music video takes us back to playing smaller shows, and just enjoying the small and simple things in life. Sometimes in the present, we might make things complicated for ourselves in trying to find happiness. Remembering these simpler times can help us overcome current obstacles and realizing that life doesn't have to be complicated.”

Yellowcard vocalist Ryan Key took lead as producer as the Swedish outfit packed up and took to the streets of Nashville to create Loves And Losses. Key interjects, “It’s hard to explain the excitement hearing your work completed like this, so proud of these dudes and these songs.” On the recording of the band’s first material in over two years, Karn explains, “We wanted to combat our normal surroundings, and the culture of Nashville helped us be more creative and filled us with so much inspiration so we could find our perfect sound. We literally explored new territories and that allowed us to feel the highs and lows of being in a band, hence the name Loves And Losses.

Rounded out by vocalist Jonathan Karn, guitarist Erik Thyr, bassist Zakarias Faleij and drummer Jimmy Brunkvist, LIKE TORCHES have toured with such artists as Hit The Lights, Memphis May Fire, Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard and many others across Europe, Japan, the United States and Australia. Karn promises fans, “To everyone that has supported us through this journey: We took our time on this one. We wanted to make it right. And we did. The record came out sounding just the way we hoped and dreamed it would. Thank you so much for the patience and see you on the road soon!”

 Jinjar Announce Tour Support.

JinjarSaturday 24th August 2019
Ukrainian progressive groove metal wrecking machine JINJER, who impressively burst into the scene and belongs to THE most fast-rising, leading bands in modern metal times, have announced a very special guest act in support of their extensive tour to kick off this Fall. Canada's extreme melodic death metal unit, THE AGONIST, who are set to release their brand new album Orphanson September 20th with Rodeostar Records, will be joining forces on this ultimate metal trip!

More extreme, more melodic, more exciting and larger than life sounds: On their sixth studio record, THE AGONIST are unleashing a true monster feeding on melodic death metal and almost rocking moments. In between beautifully anthemic metal sound walls, pounding grooves and fierce riffs, charismatic front vocalist Vicky Psarakis showcases her impressive range that covers everything from rock diva all the way to sick death metal growls. The result is a flickering, iridescent and varied masterpiece nestled in between sheer brutality and melodic frailty – simply incomparable, and especially live a massive wall of heavy as hell sounds!
"For years our fans have been asking if we will ever tour with Jinjer. Well here it is!" the band comments. "We couldn't think of a better way to tour Europe than with such a great band and such great people! We've had the opportunity to play a couple shows with them over the years and immediately felt like this was a package that just works on all levels. We can't wait to unleash our new album Orphans across Europe this fall! Get your tickets now cause these ones are moving fast!“

Make sure to catch this exciting steamroller and finest metal package of JINJER and THE AGONIST live at the following dates:
08.11. – KIEV (UA) Bingo
09.11. - WARSAW (PL) Hybrydy
10.11. - WROCLAW (PL) Pralnia
12.11. - DRESDEN (DE) Beatpol
13.11. - PRAGUE (CZ) Futurum
14.11. - BERLIN (DE) Bi Nuu
15.11. - COPENHAGEN (DK) Pumpehuset
16.11. - HANNOVER (DE) Musikzentrum *SOLD OUT*
17.11. - HAMBURG (DE) Knust
19.11. - ESCH-ALZETTE (LU) Kulturfabrik
20.11. - FRANKFURT (DE) Das Bett
21.11. - LEIPZIG (DE) Hellraiser
22.11. - ANNABERG-BUCHHOLZ (DE) Alte Brauerei
23.11. - COLOGNE (DE) Gebäude 9 *SOLD OUT*
24.11. - BOCHUM (DE) Zeche
26.11. - AMSTERDAM (NL) Q-Factory
27.11. - EINDHOVEN (NL) Dynamo
28.11. - ANTWERP (BE) Zappa
29.11. - LONDON (UK) Heaven *SOLD OUT*
30.11. - BIRMINGHAM (UK) Asylum *SOLD OUT*
01.12. - NEWCASTLE (UK) University
03.12. - MANCHESTER (UK) Academy 2
04.12. - BRISTOL (UK) Thekla *SOLD OUT*
06.12. - PARIS (FR) La Machine *SOLD OUT*
07.12. - ANNEMASSE (FR) Château Rouge
08.12. - TOULOUSE (FR) Le Rex
10.12. - MURCIA (ES) Garaje
11.12. - MADRID (ES) Mon
12.12. - BARCELONA (ES) Bóveda
13.12. - TOULON (FR) Omega Live
14.12. - MILAN (IT) Legend Club
15.12. - ZÜRICH (CH) Dynamo
16.12. - MUNICH (DE) Backstage Werk
18.12. - GRAZ (AT) Dom im Berg
19.12. - WIEN (AT) Szene
20.12. - ZAGREB (HR) KSET *SOLD OUT*
21.12. - BRATISLAVA (SK) Majestic
22.12. - BUDAPEST (HR) Barba Negra

 Bad Wolves Gea Uo To Release Second Studio Album

Bad WolvesSaturday 24th August 2019
FBreakout rock band Bad Wolves announce their sophomore album, N.A.T.I.O.N., and release date, Friday, October 25th, via Eleven Seven Music. Pre-orderHEREand receive an immediate download of tracks "Killing Me Slowly" and "I'll Be There."

Bad Wolves have proven to be the unprecedented global breakthrough rock act of 2018 and aim to continue that momentum with N.A.T.I.O.N. The stunning 12-track follow-up to their debut album, Disobey, is a bit of a departure – staying in the same realm musically, but breaking beyond. As vocalist Tommy Vext explains, "We've honed it in and really delivered a more focused version of Bad Wolves' sound. Basically, it's like pouring steroids on everything we love about the first record to create an album that's a roller coaster of emotional experience."

Founding member and drummer John Boecklin adds, "N.A.T.I.O.N. is definitely a big step in the right direction, we're still evolving. It's only our second record and I'm very excited about it."

Stream the newly released melodic rock anthem "Killing Me Slowly" in addition to their previously released heavier, riff-driven track, "I'll Be There," and video HERE.

The band is wrapping up the last stretch of their summer tour with Papa Roach, which ends on Sunday, September 1st, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They will support Five Finger Death Punch on their headlining arena tour, beginning Friday, November 1st, in Las Vegas, through its 28 dates, culminating on Wednesday, December 18th, in Omaha, Nebraska. Tickets and VIP offers are available HERE. Full routing available below.

Bad Wolves consists of vocalist Tommy Vext(ex-Divine Heresy), drummer John Boecklin(ex-DevilDriver), guitarist Doc Coyle(Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid), guitarist Chris Cain(Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel(ex-In This Moment). They released their debut, Disobey(May 2018), via Eleven Seven Music. The album reached #22 on the Billboard Top 200, #2 on the Hard Rock Chart, #4 on Rock, and #8 on the Top Current Albums Chart. Their global breakout single, "Zombie," is platinum in the U.S. and Sweden, double platinum in Canada, gold in Australia and IMPALA Diamond in Europe. The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S. iTunes overall and rock charts, Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify's Global Viral 50 chart, while also reigning atop the Active Rock radio chart for three straight weeks. The album yielded the follow-up tracks "Hear Me Now," featuring label-mate Diamante, and the soaring ballad "Remember When," which both reached#1 at Active Radio. The official music video for "Zombie," a tribute to the late singer Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries and an homage to the original, has garnered over 255 million views across platforms. On June 19th, 2018, Bad Wolves presented a $250,000 check to Dolores O'Riordan's four children, with a continued promise to donate all of their royalties to the children.

BAD WOLVES 2020 TOUR DATES:
UK and Europe Tour dates with Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth to be announced on 9thSeptember at https://megadeathpunch.com/

BAD WOLVES 2019 TOUR DATES:

w/ Papa Roach
August 23, 2019 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
August 24, 2019 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
August 27, 2019 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
August 28, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center
August 30, 2019 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
August 31, 2019 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium
September 1, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center- DLVEC

w/ Five Finger Death Punch
November 1, 2019 –Las Vegas, NV –The Joint @ Hard Rock
November 2, 2019 –Las Vegas, NV –The Joint @ Hard Rock
November 5, 2019 –Tucson, AZ –Tucson Arena
November 7, 2019 –El Paso, TX –Don Haskins Center
November 9, 2019 –Corpus Christi, TX –American Bank Center
November 10, 2019 –Beaumont, TX –Ford Park Center
November 12, 2019 –Baton Rouge, LA –Raising Cane's River Center Arena
November 13, 2019 –Huntsville, AL –Von Braun Center Arena
November 15, 2019 –Pensacola, FL –Pensacola Bay Center
November 16, 2019 –Estero, FL –Hertz Arena
November 18, 2019 –Jacksonville, FL –Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
November 20, 2019 –Columbia, SC –Colonial Life Arena
November 22, 2019 –Greensboro, NC –Greensboro Coliseum
November 23, 2019 –Chattanooga, TN –Mckenzie Arena
November 26, 2019 –Columbus, OH –Nationwide Arena
November 27, 2019 –Youngstown, OH –Covelli Centre
November 29, 2019 –Knoxville, TN –Thompson-Boling Arena
November 30, 2019 –North Charlestown, SC –North Charlestown Coliseum
December 2, 2019 –Norfolk, VA –Ted Constant Convocation Center
December 3, 2019 –Allentown, PA –PPL Center
December 5, 2019 –Toledo, OH –Huntington Center
December 6, 2019 –Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
December 8, 2019 –Peoria, IL –Peoria Civic Center- Expo Hall
December 9, 2019 –Fort Wayne, IN –Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
December 11, 2019 –Madison, WI –Alliant Energy Center- Veterans Memorial
December 12, 2019 –Duluth, MN –Amsoil Arena
December 14, 2019 –Des Moines, IA –Wells Fargo Arena
December 15, 2019 –Omaha, NE –Chi Health Center

 Waterparks Relesase Video For 'Drem Boy'.

WaterparksSaturday 24th August 2019
Last week, Sirius XM Hits 1 - Sirius XM's Top 40 radio station and the largest station in the US - launched the world premiere of 'Dream Boy' after a spirited exchange between the station and the band on social media. The band challenged fans to get  #DREAMBOYONHITS1 trending as a Top 5 topic on Twitter in exchange for an early play on Sirius XM Hits 1. The fans delivered, with the hashtag peaking at #4 in the US. Sirius XM Hits 1 has added the track to their regular rotation, the bands' first career add on the station.


Frontman, Awsten Knight, directed the surreal and vibey visual, making this his second directorial effort. In reference to the meaning behind this song, the Waterparks frontman says, "DREAM BOY IS ABOUT FAN EXPECTATIONS AND FEELING LIKE I'M CONSTANTLY BEING BUILT UP INTO SOMEONE/SOMETHING I CAN NEVER LIVE UP TO, WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY LEAD TO EVERYONE BEING DISAPPOINTED." 
FANDOM, the third full-length from Waterparks (and first on Hopeless Records), and  produced by Zakk Cervini (Poppy, Yungblud, nothing, nowhere), is a colourful, diverse, and enigmatic collection of songs that includes the previously released, 'Watch What Happens Next' and the tornado-like, 'Turbulent' released in late May.

Waterparks is Awsten Knight (vocals, guitar), Geoff Wigington (guitar, vocals), and Otto Wood (drums, vocals). Last year, they released Entertainment, their most successful album to date. Entertainment made an impressive debut on the Billboard Top 200, charting #7 Rock Albums, #5 Indie, #25 Top Current Albums, #18 Digital and #36 Physical. The record was named one of Alternative Press Magazine's Most Anticipated of 2018 and was produced by Benji Madden and Courtney Ballard (All Time Low, 5 Seconds of Summer).

 Final Line Up For The Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour Announced.

FireballTuesday 13th August 2019
Fireball and Academy Events are excited to announce the finalists in this year's Fireball Hottest Band CompetitionA local band has been chosen for each date of the tour in September,  giving 8 bands the opportunity to kick off the party for a monumental lineup!  The winners join Ska-Punk legends Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, Save Ferris, last year's winners Thieves Of Liberty and DJ Matt Stocks on each respective date of the UK tour. One band will be chosen at the end of the tour to be crowned Fireball's Hottest band 2020. 

"We're so proud to announce the strongest group of finalists our hottest band competition has seen so far. All handpicked by us all at the good ship Fireball and Academy Events from the hundreds of awesome applicants that we received over the last two months... (it's gruelling work, but we do it with a smile, so you don't have to). From all the entries that I have listened to, I must say it's very evident that the UK scene is incredibly strong at the moment, now I can't wait to hit the road in September to finally get to see our finalists live and crown Fireball's Hottest Band 2020!" - Matt Reynolds // Fireball UK Brand Ambassador

The Finalists are:
September
19th O2 Academy, SHEFFIELD - Frank Grimes and The Disasters
After a year-long hiatus, Frank Grimes and The Disasters are back and more miserable than ever.  Formed in 2016 and releasing the latest EP in September 2019, if you need a hole to stick them in then 'macabre Pop-Punk' is a snug fit.


20th O2 Academy, LEEDS - This Time Last Year 
This Time Last Year are a Leeds based quartet known for their mix of energetic Pop-Punk with hard-hitting, relatable lyrics. Their highly energetic shows, focusing on crowd participation and positive vibes, ensure This Time Last Year are a band you will want to see live over and over again.

21st O2 Academy BIRMINGHAM- LIKE GIANTS 
Like Giants are a four-piece Pop-Punk band from the Midlands, UK. The band formed in 2019 and have just released their debut single 'Cut and Run' from their debut EP; 'Sovereign', set for release late September.  Bringing with them heavier riff-driven tracks, with hard-hitting, but also soft melodic vocal melodies, this has helped them set themselves apart from the ever-expanding Pop-Punk genre. Influenced by; Neck Deep, A Day to Remember and State Champs, Like Giants write songs covering topics like mental health, relationships, and life in general through punchy riffs, and very catchy choruses.

23rd O2 Ritz MANCHESTER  - Well Done You
Well Done You are a high octane five-piece Pop-Punk band from Manchester. Having been championed by Kerrang! Radio and The Unsigned Guide, Well Done You recently released their latest EP 'Please and Thank You'.  Their debut album, 'Welcome to Camp Sunshine', is set for release on 25 October.

24th O2 Academy NEWCASTLE - BELLE ELMORE 
Belle Elmore formed in the North East with several like-minded souls looking to jam and just play some cover songs for a lark, maybe gig a little if opportunity knocked. But the thirst for more was overwhelming... It was decided that performing their original music was the path to take. Since then the band have found pleasure creating and discovering their own sound, stemming from very eclectic tastes and influences.

25th O2 Academy GLASGOW - Crashes
Crashes have had a great year thus far: sharing the stage with top up-and-coming UK acts Dream State, Woes and Cold Years as well as releasing their second EP 'Something's Wrong'.  A collection of songs which showcases their polished, Pop-Rock sensibilities alongside introspective lyrics and atmospheric bacbr>
27th O2 Academy BOURNEMOUTH - Weatherstate 
With their recent Green Day music video homage receiving the thumbs up from Mike Dirnt himself, Weatherstate are a Punk-Rock outfit from the south coast. The band have spent the past couple of years touring Europe and the UK. Weatherstate's effervescent take on Punk, harks back to legendary Pop-Punk bands of the 90s whilst incorporating a new, venomous energy. They have been seen shredding stages with the likes of The Dirty Nil, Single Mothers, Trash Boat, WSTR, Creeper and more.

28th O2 Academy Brixton, LONDON  - Millie Manders and The Shutup 
Millie creates cross-genre Punk that is hard to ignore. With lyricism that pokes fun, draws you in or leaves you questioning social norms teamed with incredible vocal dexterity, grinding guitars, irresistible horn hooks and a pumping rhythm section, the Millie Manders Music Machine churns out more raw punk fusion than you can shake a stick at, with a huge amount of Pop appeal. "Watch this space" is a term very much worth its salt when considering the hype surrounding the force to be reckoned with that is Millie Manders and The Shutup. Their live shows are electric and her songs infectious. If you haven't listened yet, you need to...

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, London 

 Waterparks Announce New Album And Release New Single.

WaterparksTuesday 13th August 2019
Waterparks have announced their highly-anticipated new album, FANDOM, out October 11, 2019 via Hopeless Records  and shared a new single and music video, 'Watch What Happens Next'. Fans can stream/download the single and watch the music video here
'Watch What Happens Next' marks the directorial debut of Waterparks' frontman, Awsten Knight. The song examines the hypocrisy of fandom and success and the struggle to burst past the shackles of labels, genres, and our culture. Unapologetic, blunt, fearless, and filled with the bravado of an artist who is sick of the familiar and ready to flip all conventions for what a song could be, 'Watch What Happens Next' pulls no punches and blasts through the void with blind ambition and swagger.  
FANDOM, the third full-length from Waterparks (and first on Hopeless Records), and  produced by Zakk Cervini (Good Charlotte, Beartooth), is an eclectic and enigmatic collection of songs that include the aforementioned 'Watch What Happens Next' and the frenetic, tornado-like, 'Turbulent' that was released in late May.

Waterparks is Awsten Knight (vocals, guitar), Geoff Wigington (guitar, vocals), and Otto Wood (drums, vocals).

FANDOM is out October 11, 2019 via Hopeless Records. 

 Mallory Knox To Release New Studio Album On Friday.

Mallory KnoxTuesday 13th August 2019
UK rock act Mallory Knox' self-titled record will be released this Friday via A Wolf At Your Door Records and the band have unveiled a final taster from the album today. 'Wherever' continues the hard-riffing aesthetic that has manifested through the band since they became a four-piece. As bassist and vocalist  Sam Douglas says "Wherever is collectively one of our favourites from the record. It was one of the last three songs to be recorded for the album. The song itself is about my want & need for something better but not having the drive & energy to do anything about it. It's my favourite off the album lyrically."

Music is everything to Mallory Knox. They love it so much that on the creation of 'Mallory Knox' they didn't want to stop writing it. Over five different sessions and 14 months of recording the band worked tirelessly, never happy with what they had and always confident that the next song they write would be even better than the last. "We only went in to record four songs initially but then we should have known better that we were going to keep on writing" Douglas laughs, remembering how they started out with the record. "The whole album was a total learning curve in terms of us writing music in a different way than we had before. We could have gone on for another five years and kept saying that we had another one in us. Writing music is when I am at my absolute happiest though. It will always be my driving force."

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. Stripping things back to the bare basics of song-writing and not adhering to whatever sound that the people around them wanted them to make, this is classic-in-the-making British rock for the masses coming straight from the heart. 

The Cambridge four-piece are set to embark on an extensive UK headline tour in September and October which will even take them to places they've never played before. Mallory Knox will also play a special album release show in their hometown of Cambridge on 16 August.

LIVE DATES:
16/08 Junction, Cambridge, UK  - album release show
15/09 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK  
16/09 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK  
17/09 The Fleece, Bristol, UK  
19/09 The Horn, St Albans, UK  
20/09 Met Lounge, Peterborough, UK  
21/09 BlackMarket VIP, Hastings, UK  
23/09 Phase 1, Liverpool, UK  
24/09 Gorilla, Manchester, UK  
25/09 Foundary, Sheffield, UK  
27/09 Underworld Camden, London, UK  
29/09 The Boileroom, Guildford, UK  
30/09 Mama Roux's, Birmingham, UK  
01/10 Waterfront Studio, Norwich, UK  
02/10 Polar Bear, Hull, UK  
04/10 MK11, Milton Keynes, UK  
05/10 Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow, UK  
06/10 Key Club, Leeds, UK  
07/10 Think Tank?, Newcastle, UK  
09/10 Cavern, Exeter, UK  
10/10 Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham, UK  
11/10 The Shed, Leicester, UK  
12/10 Booking Hall, Dover, UK  
13/10 Esquires, Bedford, UK 

'MALLORY KNOX' TRACK LISTING:
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

 Tiny Moving Parts Release Video For 'Bloody Nose'.

Tiny Moving PartsTuesday 13th August 2019
Tiny Moving Parts have shared a new single and music video for "Bloody Nose".
The song is taken from the band's highly anticipated new album breathe, out September 13 on Hopeless Records. The album is available for pre-order at smarturl.it/tmpmerch 

"Bloody Nose is about the fear of dying," explains vocalist and guitarist Dylan Mattheisen. "Thinking your body is failing and you're going crazy. Out of all the bloody noses I've had, for some reason a majority of them have been in the shower, which is what sparked the idea of this song."
Last month, Tiny Moving Parts announced their signing to Hopeless Records and shared the music video for breathe's first single, 'Medicine'.
breathe is more than just an album. It's an emotional crutch. It's moral support. It's the friend we all need at our darkest times. It's the sound of a band coming to terms with their own mortality, their own anxieties, their own self-doubts. And it's a reminder that, as long as there are songs sung back as if our lives depend on them, we are never alone. 

UK Tour 
September 21 – Southampton, UK – The 1865
September 22 – Cardiff, UK – The Globe
September 24 – Dublin, Ireland – The Grand Social
September 25 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
September 26 – Glasgow, UK – Slay
September 27 – Birmingham, UK – Institute 2
September 28 – London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
Tickets: http://www.tinymovingparts.com/tour 
Watch the video for'Bloody Nose':
smarturl.it/BloodyNoseVideo

 As I Lay Dying To Release New Studio Album.

As I Lay DyingTuesday 13th August 2019
Nuclear Blast Records is proud to welcome the worldwide signing of AS I LAY DYING. The band's seventh album, 'Shaped By Fire', will be released on September 20th via Nuclear Blast.

AS I LAY DYING comments, "We are tremendously grateful to have found positive resolve from the worst moments of our history. The previous chapter of our journey was one of pervasive hurt and pain. Subsequent years found us on varied paths—all of which slowly led towards resolutions of growth, healing, and reconciliation. AS I LAY DYING's collective purpose is to share a message of hope for everyone through the empowering outlet of music, and we are humbled by the overwhelming support we have received from family, friends, and fans so far.

We are honoured to join forces with Nuclear Blast Worldwide in releasing our new album 'Shaped By Fire'. Their legacy and contribution to the heavy music scene is undeniably incredible and we are proud to call their label home. We are thankful for their support and enthusiasm and together we look forward to sharing the best AILD record yet!
In conjunction with our new album announcement, we are excited to share a music video for the title track 'Shaped by Fire.' While lyrically akin to the other 'Shaped By Fire' single releases 'My Own Grave' and 'Redefined', we explored some different musical territory to incorporate within our established sound. We'd like to thank our director Mathis Arnell, all of the crew, and actors that contributed to making this video with us under the very hot conditions!"

Today, the band offer fans a music video for the title track, "Shaped By Fire". Watch the video directed by Mathis Arnell here: https://youtu.be/LdUhTHGR1Tk

'Shaped By Fire' was produced by the band and was mixed by Joseph McQueen at Sparrow Sound in Los Angeles, CA while mastering was completed by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville, TN. The only exception was for the track "My Own Grave" which was produced by AS I LAY DYING, co-produced by Drew Fulk and mixed by Adam "Nolly" Getgood. The artwork was created by Corey Meyers.

 'Shaped By Fire' will be available in the following formats:

  • Limited Edition Digipack CD
  • Vinyl
  • Limited Edition Clear Vinyl via Nuclear Blast (via mail order)
  • Limited Edition Red Vinyl – Impericon Exclusive (via mail order)
  • Limited Edition Light Brown Vinyl – EMP Exclusive (via mail order)

Pre-order your copy of 'Shaped By Fire' in the format of your choice here: nuclearblast.com/asilaydying-shapedbyfire
Pre-save the album on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer: http://nblast.de/AsILayDyingPreSave

'Shaped By Fire' Track Listing:

  1. Burn To Emerge
  2. Blinded
  3. Shaped By Fire
  4. Undertow
  5. Torn Between
  6. Gatekeeper
  7. The Wreckage
  8. My Own Grave
  9. Take What's Left
  10. Redefined
  11. Only After We've Fallen
  12. The Toll It Takes

 Taking Back Sunday To Re-release Classic Album 'Tell All Your Friends'.

Taking Back SundayTuesday 13th August 2019
As alternative rock heroes Taking Back Sunday celebrate two decades together, Craft Recordings is pleased to announce a remastered vinyl reissue of the album that started it all—the band's genre-defining 2002 debut, Tell All Your Friends. The LP will be available on October 4th as a wide release, while a special edition—pressed on iridescent color-morphing green vinyl and limited to 1,000 copies—will be for sale exclusively via the band's website and on tour (while supplies last). Tell All Your Friends propelled the Long Island, NY band's career, bringing them worldwide recognition and critical acclaim and going on to sell over one million copies worldwide. This reissue comes as part of a yearlong 20th-anniversary campaign for Taking Back Sunday, which has included the retrospective collection, Twenty, exclusive content and an extensive worldwide tour.

Following the release of a five-song demo in 2001 and a year of nonstop touring, the young band went into the studio with producer Sal Villanueva (Thursday, Murphy's Law) to record their debut. With its tongue-in-cheek name (the band anticipated that the album's success would be largely dependent on word-of-mouth), Tell All Your Friends blended pop with emo, hardcore and punk. The album's anthemic melodies, relatable lyrics, driving guitars and tight songwriting resonated with fans and critics alike. 

Highlights off the album, released in March of 2002, include the dramatic and sonically lavish first single, "Great Romances of the 20th Century," which tells the tale of an inevitable breakup; the darkly catchy "Cute Without the 'E' (Cut From The Team)," which helped popularize emo and post-hardcore music with the mainstream; "You're So Last Summer," about the brevity and intensity of summer flings; and the poppy "Timberwolves at New Jersey," in which the band reminisces about their early days together.

With a good start for a relatively unknown band, Tell All Your Friends would sell 2,300 copies in its first week, enough to have tastemakers take notice. Album sales would grow steadily—and mightily—over the course of the year and would be a testament to the grassroots efforts of the band, their label and their fanbase. Thanks to nonstop touring and the emerging power of online fan communities like Yahoo Groups, Myspace and peer-to-peer file sharing, Taking Back Sunday soon found themselves selling out headlining shows, performing a few East Coast shows on the mainstage of the 2003 Warped Tour and sharing the stage with bands like Blink 182, the Used and Saves the Day. One year after its release, Tell All Your Friends had surpassed 100,000 units and was certified Gold by the RIAA in 2006. The album's enduring popularity prompted a 10th anniversary Tell All Your Friends US tour in 2012, and a live, acoustic version of the album, TAYF10 Acoustic, a year later.

Tell All Your Friends has been widely acclaimed as a breakthrough album in its genre. Alternative Press called Tell All Your Friends "the record that changed everything," adding that it was "as close as it gets to a modern masterpiece.... It will never be duplicated." The BBC praised the band's "ability to write fantastically catchy songs that are poppy and fun as they are upbeat and emotionally aggressive," while Drowned In Sound prophetically declared, "This is the start of a movement."<

The current line-up—vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist and vocalist John Nolan, drummer Mark O'Connell and bassist Shaun Cooper—have been through a lot together. The band, in its various formations, has released seven albums to date (four of which were in the Billboard 200 Top Ten, and three of which earned gold records). Taking Back Sunday have evolved from being key players in the early 2000s alternative rock scene to becoming a genre-defying rock band, never ceasing to push the limitations of their sound. 

To mark their 20th anniversary, Taking Back Sunday have partnered with Craft Recordings to celebrate their career-defining moments and landmark albums. In January, the campaign kicked off with the band's very first retrospective, Twenty, a 21-track compilation spanning all seven of their albums. Kerrang! called it "a phenomenal mile-marker for both the past and present," adding that it "shows off just what [an] important band Taking Back Sunday were, are, and will continue to be." Currently, the band is on an extensive celebratory worldwide tour, with dates running throughout 2019. 

Click here to pre-order the remastered LP edition of Tell All Your Friends.
Click here to pick up a copy of Twenty. 

North American Tour Dates
Sun, SEP 1 - Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
Thu, SEP 12 - Texas Live! at Arlington Backyard, Arlington, TX
Fri, SEP 13 - KC Live! 21+, Kansas City, MO
Sun, SEP 15 - Riot Fest, Chicago, IL
Thu, SEP 19 - Waterside District 21+, Norfolk, VA
Fri, SEP 20 - Power Plant Live!, Baltimore, MD
Sat, SEP 21, Ballpark Village, Saint Louis, MO
Thu, OCT 3 - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
Fri, OCT 4 - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
Sat, OCT 5 - Masquerade (Hell), Atlanta, GA
Sun, OCT 6 - Masquerade (Hell), Atlanta, GA
Tue, OCT 8 - House of Blues, Orlando, FL
Wed, OCT 9 - House of Blues, Orlando, FL
Fri, OCT 11 - Revolution Live, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Sat, OCT 12 - Revolution Live, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Sun, OCT 13 - Jannus Live, Saint Petersburg, FL
Mon, OCT 14 - Jannus Live, Saint Petersburg, FL
Wed, OCT 16 - Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
Thu, OCT 17 - Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
Fri, OCT 18 - Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
Sat, OCT 19 - Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
Mon, OCT 21 - House of Blues Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Tue, OCT 22 - House of Blues Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Thu, OCT 24 - Saint Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI
Fri, OCT 25 - Saint Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI
Sat, OCT 26 - The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
Sun, OCT 27 - The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
Tue, OCT 29 - Théâtre Corona, Montréal, Canada
Thu, OCT 31 - Buffalo RiverWorks, Buffalo, NY
Fri, NOV 1 - Buffalo RiverWorks, Buffalo, NY
Sat, NOV 2 - Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
Sun, NOV 3 - Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
Tue, NOV 5 - Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
Wed, NOV 6 - Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
Fri, NOV 8 - House Of Blues Boston, Boston, MA
Sat, NOV 9 - House Of Blues Boston, Boston, MA
Sun, NOV 10 - The Fillmore, Washington, DC
Mon, NOV 11 - The Fillmore, Washington, DC
Wed, NOV 13 - Franklin Music Hall (formerly Electric Factory), Philadelphia, PA
Thu, NOV 14 - Franklin Music Hall (formerly Electric Factory), Philadelphia, PA
Fri, NOV 15 - Terminal 5, New York, NY
Sat, NOV 16 - Terminal 5, New York, NY

 Goo Goo Dolls Release New Song.

Goo Goo DollsTuesday 13th August 2019
After 12 million album sales and four Grammy nominations Goo Goo Dolls remain at the top of their game. That's very much in evidence on their brand new instant grat track 'Indestructible' with accompanying lyric video taken from their forthcoming twelfth album 'Miracle Pill' (out September 13th).  The song received its UK premiere on The Zoe Ball Breakfast show on Radio 2 this morning. 

The band will perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, August 13th at 11:35pm EST / 10:35pm CST delivering their first late-night TV performance of lead track "Miracle Pill", which is currently at #34 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart and rising.

'Indestructible' is brimming with the insistent melodies and driving energy which are the hallmarks of Goo Goo Dolls' finest work, and opens the album in anthemic style. John Rzeznik's emotive lyrics offer a reminder that there's hope in the most challenging of circumstances. It's a theme that's prevalent throughout the album.

"Things may look dark or dire, but there's a chance to make a connection, nevertheless," says John. "I'm writing from as honest of a place as I can at this time in my life. That's something I want everyone to understand about the album. A lot of our fans have grown up with us. I think they'll be able to relate to where we're at in our lives, because they tend to be at the same place. We've still got a lot to say."
 
Rzeznik and bandmate Robby Takac recorded 'Indestructible' at Gold Diggers Studio in Hollywood with producer Sam Hollander (Panic! At The Disco, Weezer) and Grant Michaels (Sia, Serena Gomez)

Drawing on over three decades together, Rzeznik and Takac supply a real sense of hope and a whole lot of heart on the new album. After a 20th anniversary tour in support of their smash hit album 'Dizzy Up The Girl', the pair immediately hit the studio late in 2018. Always aiming to stay fresh and moving forward, the result is a collection of songs which delivers musicianship that is as engaging as ever, with lyrics that reflect the current landscape of instant gratification and relief that everyone seems to be seeking.

Pre-orders for the album are available HERE, and each pre-order purchase unlocks "Indestructible" as an instant grat track along with the previously released songs "Money, Fame and Fortune" and "Miracle Pill".

Currently winding down a huge North American amphitheatre co-headline tour with Train, Goo Goo Dolls will play the main stage of the iconic Rock In Rio Festival on September 29th.   They have also just announced a headline tour in October and November visiting 20 US cities before heading to Canada.  Go to  www.googoodolls.com for a full list of tour dates.  

In addition to their recording and touring the band have been busy with other projects; last year Rzeznik showed himself to be a natural interviewer when hosting his own show on SiriusXM VOLUME  and Takac continued to release songs by new and established artists via his Good Charamel label.

 Underoath Release Music Video For 'Wake Me'.

UnderoathTuesday 13th August 2019
Underoath have released a music video for 'Wake Me'. An acoustic version of the track appears on the deluxe edition of Erase Me, out now on Fearless Records. The deluxe version features the original album and includes recent single, 'Loneliness', 'Another Life,' an acoustic version of Nirvana's 'Heart Shaped Box,' and a 3TEETH remix of the Grammy-nominated track 'On My Teeth'.

Following their recent Download Festival main stage appearance, Underoath are currently on tour with Korn and Alice in Chains in the US, as well as dates with The Amity Affliction in Australia. All tour dates at: https://underoath777.com/
Underoath released Erase Me, their first album in eight years, via Fearless Records in 2018. The band notched a Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category for 'On My Teeth' and spent most of the year on the road in support of the album — playing countless sold-out headline shows and headlining their first-ever arena show in their Tampa hometown. Ultimately, Erase Me represents a watershed moment for the gold-selling heavy music luminaries whose inescapable influence can be felt in nearly every corner of hard rock. The album crashed the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart at #1. It sees the band refine its trend-setting but inimitable style with heavy intensity and hypnotic hooks coursing through songs, like the aforementioned 'On My Teeth,' 'Rapture,' 'Wake Me,' and the Top 15 active rock single 'ihateit,' which have cumulatively tallied over 20 million streams in a few months' time. 

Watch 'Wake Me':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjJzrpIHUvo

 Tool Release Title Track From Forthcoming Album.

ToolWednesday 7th August 2019
Fear Inoculum, the fifth studio album from TOOL, arrives on August 30 via Music For Nations/Sony Music. Stream the album's title track now: http://smarturl.it/TOOLFIs.

Continuing their affinity for pushing the boundaries of physical packaging, the GRAMMY Award® winning outfit has created a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of Fear Inoculum. The collectible offering, which was conceived by and directed by Adam Jones, features a 4" HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card.

Pre-orders for both the special package and digital downloads are available now: https://tool.tmstor.es & http://smarturl.it/TOOLFIa. A vinyl release will be announced soon.

The 85-minute collection was produced by TOOL, with Joe Barresi engineering and mixing the release. Barresi also worked with the band on 10,000 Days.

The song stream and pre-order news arrives as the Los Angeles band recently made several of their previous releases, Opiate, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days, available for the first time on digital service providers, with the releases racked up over 20 million streams in the first 48 hours of release.

 While she Sleeps Release A Message.

While She SleepsWednesday 7th August 2019
A message from While She Sleeps:

This is about how you can support the music you love.

Not just our band and our music – this is aimed at every working band trying to make music and get it out there. Today, we are launching a free-to-use design to highlight the realities of being a band today.

It doesn't matter how successful you look from the outside, the music industry is a tough place to survive.

There may be thousands of people listening & coming to shows but that doesn't mean there are thousands in the bank. There's also a long line of people with a straw in the glass who are going to make sure they get a drink before it gets to the artist.

There's a big change from artists who made their mark in the days of people buying records, compared to those gaining success since streaming platforms came into power. There's nothing negative about the latter - if anything it's been an incredible thing for our industry & opened the doors for so many artists that probably wouldn't have ever had a look in.

But that doesn't mean things haven't got to change for those artists to survive. We're not talking about your major label radio pop stars. We are talking about the bands who believe in their message and fight to get it out there & make a positive change. This is your message too.

Dress it up any way - touring and traveling is incredibly expensive. The bigger the band gets, the more you get paid, but the more it costs to keep the machine running. In truth, (and this is from 14 years of experience working as hard as possible to make it sustainable) there haven't been many times when we've sat back and been financially stable. One tour could make a profit, but the next might be tens of thousands in the negative & that's where a lot of artists get pushed to breaking point or miss the opportunities that come their way.

The majority (76% in fact) of music in 2019 is streamed. Probably by you, definitely by us & there's nothing bad about that.

But if bands and artists are to survive and win the battle of art vs money, we need to find new income to keep afloat. One stream on Spotify pays approximately 0.00429p to the artist, which means it takes around 5000 streams to make £20.

The same price as a normal band T-Shirt.

We've created this to try and shed some light on how much band merch does to support an artist. This isn't a fashion statement, it's here to explain in the simplest terms how important it is to support the artists you love and what's the best way to do it. 

This T-shirt isn't just for our band, it's for all bands & we want it to become a staple in the positive change needed in the music industry. It's for your band as much as ours. Here's the print file - download it, print it and let it help your band too. This message isn't ours alone, it's for all of us.

It's here to show people how much of an impact buying merch has.

Support the music you love. 

 Teenage Bottle Rocket Release New 7".

Teenage BottlerocketWednesday 7th August 2019
Guess what? TBR has a new release, and it’s called Teenage Bottlerocket vs. Human Robots! The split 7” comes out on September 6th, and you can pre-order it today! Additionally, TBR will be tearing it up, headlining the FAT TOUR, which kicks off this month! Check out what Ray Bottlerocket had to say about the 7” and teaming up with his son Milo, below.

"Hello all! When Teenage Bottlerocket was at the Blasting Room working on “Stay Rad,” my son Milo came to the studio and recorded two songs with his band Human Robots. It wasn’t hard getting his band together, because Milo plays all the instruments and sings on the two songs he wrote. I guess it’s a one-man band (yes, he has no friends). His songs turned out great, and we somehow convinced Fat Wreck Chords to release a split 7” featuring the TBR songs “Olivia Goes to Bolivia” and “Everything To Me,” as well as the Human Robots songs “Step On Em All” and “I Want to Hang Out With You.” Chris Shary did the artwork, and it all turned out great. This is the best split since Taco Bell teamed up with KFC! I love sharing this rock n roll life with my son, Milo. Look out world; Human Robots are stoked to shred and ready to party!"

Speaking of party, the 2019 Fat Tour is just around the corner. Come hang out with us, Mean JeansClowns and Jen Pop (The Bombpops)!! 

Jamy Cabre
Let’s be honest. Teenage Bottlerocket has always been rad. Formed in Wyoming in 2000, they were rad when they released their debut album, Another Way, in 2003 and almost two decades – as the title of this eighth studio album suggests – they remain just as rad. Following on from 2017’s Stealing The Covers – which, funnily enough, was a record of cover versions ­– these 14 short, snappy and stylish punk songs are centered around the songwriting chops of guitarists/vocalists Ray Carlisle and Kody Templeman and overflow with Teenage Bottlerocket’s typical mix of humor and poignancy, silliness and melancholy.  But it’s also the first album of original material that the band – completed by bassist Miguel Chen and drummer Darren Chewka – made following the death of former drummer and Ray’s twin brother Brandon in 2015.

“I'm definitely proud of it,” says Ray. “It's cool how we all came together through something so tragic and made one of our best records. I think Brandon would really love it. Stealing The Covers really helped us get back on our feet and it was a cool in-between, but this record was something we wanted to make as excellent as possible.”
“I think we all had him in the back of our minds while writing and recording it,” adds Kody. “I’d like to think that he would be happy with how it turned out.”

Recorded at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Stay Rad! – which will be released on March 15 – was produced and mixed by longtime collaborator Andrew Berlin and mixed by Jason Livermore. And in keeping with its title, it finds the band channeling the same riotous energy it had at the start. Its members might be older now, some married and with kids, but when it comes to writing songs together as Teenage Bottlerocket, absolutely nothing has changed. “We’re doing what we’ve always done,” says Kody, “which is writing fun songs and having a good time. It doesn’t feel any different than it did when we started.”

Not only that, but their infectious youthful enthusiasm has remained full and intact. “That’s just something we've always held on to,” says Ray. “I think it's pretty obvious whenever you see a band that looks like they've clocked in, like they're at their job right now. We've never really looked at it that way. There's always been a degree of excitement that's encapsulated us before we've gone onstage and it’s the same in the studio. We wanted to make something that our fans would love and we would love and Brandon would love, too.”

While “I Never Knew”, which was written by Miguel, is the only song on the record about a girl – “That’s weird,” laughs Ray. “We must have grown up a little, because we don't write about girls as much and when we do think about them it's positive thoughts!” – it’s still a quintessential  Teenage Bottlerocket album. “Creature From The Black Metal Lagoon” charts the story of Norwegian black metal while also ripping on metal band du jour Deafheaven, “Night of The Knuckleheads” turns a Friday night out into a Misfits-esque horror story and “The First Time That I Did Acid Was The Last Time That I Did Acid” is an all-too-real cautionary tale about a bad trip. Elsewhere, “I Want To Kill Clint Carlin” is an affectionate yet homicidal ode to the band’s longtime roadie full of black humor, “Everything To Me” is Ray’s touching but hilarious tribute to his son, and “Stupid Song” is a not-so-stupid song about the drudgery of day-to-day life and using music to escape it. That song was written at the last minute, as was penultimate track “Little Kid”, a poignant ode that Ray wrote about his brother that charts the joys of their childhood together while also lamenting his loss. 

Originally, Ray wanted to call this record The White Album – a nod to both The Beatles and Weezer – but when Kody remembered a phrase on the hat a former roadie would always wear, it just made sense. That’s because, like every Teenage Bottlerocket record, Stay Rad!  has a good mix of the silly and the sad, but the overriding sentiment is one that echoes its title. It’s a reminder that, despite all the things that can and often do go wrong, being alive is something that should be enjoyed and that there’s always some sort of hope for the future. “Life will throw its stones at you,” says Ray, “and sometimes it's hard to keep your head up and be yourself. I've always thought the most important thing was having something to look forward to. And right now, I’m looking forward to this record coming out and playing some shows and playing these songs live. That's always the important thing – the next thing on the horizon.”

One of the next things on the horizon is a short tour of the US that starts at the end of March before they head to Europe in the second half of April. And as for their hopes for this record? Well, they’re both modest and ridiculous, down-to-earth and sky-high, hilarious and serious. But then, what else would you expect? “I hope that people check it out,” says Ray. “You're always going to have fans that are like ‘I stopped listening to them after Total or whatever, but there are some who stuck with us the whole way and I think they're going to love this record. I hope that everybody gives it a chance.”

“I want to sell a bazillion copies and spend all the money on useless shit,” laughs Kody. “But really, we do this band because it’s fun and it’s what we’re good at. We’re all close friends and I couldn’t imagine why we would ever stop.”

Teenage Bottlerocket will be making the following appearances throughout the year. Dates below with more to be announced soon.
TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET TOUR DATES:

  • 08 Aug in Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo 
  • 09 Aug in Tolmin, Slovenia @ Punk Rock Holiday 
  • 10 Aug in Hollabrunn, Austria @ Alter Schlachthof 
  • FAT TOUR 2019
  • 30 Aug in Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)
  • 31 Aug in Tempe, AZ @ Pub Rock Live (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)
  • 02 Sep in Harlingen, TX @ Hop Shop (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)
  • 03 Sep in Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)
  • 04 Sep in San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)
  • 05 Sep in Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)
  • 06 Sep in Fort Worth, TX @ MASS (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)
  • 07 Sep in Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)
  • 08 Sep in Kansas City, KS @ Riot Room (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)
  • 09 Sep in St. Louis, MO @ Fubar (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)
  • 10 Sep in Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)
  • 11 Sep in Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)
  • 21 Sep in Homestead, PA, US @ The Lots at Sandcastle - Punk In Drublic Fest
  • 01 Nov in Gainesville, FL, US @ FEST 2019 November 1st-3rd
  • 14 Nov in Osaka, Japan @ Fandango
  • 15 Nov in Nagoya, Japan @ Huck Finn
  • 16 Nov in Tokyo, Japan @ Koenji High
  • 17 Nov in Tokyo, Japan @ Koenji High
  • 18 Nov in Hiroshima, Japan @ Conquest
  • 19 Nov in Fukuoka, Japan @ Kieth Flack

 The Darkness Annonce New Album 'Easter Is Cancelled'.

The DarknessWenesday 7th August 2019
The Darkness have released their brand new single 'Rock And Roll Deserves To Die', accompanied by a brilliantly entertaining video. It's the first taste of their jaw-droppingly ambitious new album Easter Is Cancelled, out on October 4ththrough Cooking Vinyl. 

From chiming, acoustic beginnings, 'Rock And Roll Deserves To Die' explodes into an epic five-minute masterpiece. It features some of Justin Hawkins' finest lyrics to date alongside monumental riffs, thunderous bass and almighty drums, while also featuring some beautifully delicate touches from the band. 

It is quite simply the band's most exciting and diverse song to date and finds The Darkness hailing the death of the old and opening a door into a brave new world never seen from the band before. As bass player Frankie Poullain comments, "A lot of bands have relinquished their duty. Rock and roll is so uniform now. Everybody dresses the same, looks the same, sounds the same. It's pathetic. It deserves to die. Let's kill the cliché. Let's break the crucifix. That's partly what the album is about."

In fact, 'Rock And Roll Deserves To Die' marks a sensational new era, opening Easter Is Cancelled, the first ever concept albumfrom The Darkness. 

Justin explains, "At the end of days, humankind must consider the essential truths of existence. The Darkness, your vanguard in life's journey, have stared into the abyss. The observations we bring from the edge are set out in a new record album, titled 'Easter is Cancelled'. 

"This far-reaching communiqué examines man's brutality to man, the dichotomies that we live within and the alternate realities that exist alongside our blinkered comprehension of the Universe. The song cycle defines human existence through a parable – the slow lingering death and eventual glorious re-birth of rock and roll. 

In the search for perfect sonic equivalents of core truths, every musical instrument of the world has been explored and exploited to its fullest extent. Endless days in studios, museums, spiritual retreats and places of learning turned into endless months, as deeper and deeper layers of truth were uncovered, translated and set for eternity in sound. 

"The result is a literally Biblical record, and those who have said that rock and roll is the Devil's music should listen and understand that it is, in truth, the voice of God.

"This is the grandest statement any band has ever made, and the endeavour has taken its toll. In achieving such a mighty goal, a line is drawn and this will be the last traditional music album from The Darkness – having confronted the eternal and ultimate, we must now move on to higher art forms. The future is an open door. Who's in here?"

The ten-track album examines the role of the musician in the barbarous culture of the world today, and their almost divine responsibility to challenge the establishment – something that most rock'n'roll artists seem to have given up on in favour of easy celebrity. And yet at the heart of this tale is love, loss and heartbreak, where redemption is ultimately found in the brotherhood of band friendship and the power of the guitar, as brought full circle in the glorious album closer 'We Are The Guitar Men'. 

EASTER IS CANCELLED TRACK LISTING

  1. Rock And Roll Deserves To Die
  2. How Can I Lose Your Love
  3. Live 'til I Die
  4. Heart Explodes
  5. Deck Chair
  6. Easter Is Cancelled
  7. Heavy Metal Lover
  8. In Another Life
  9. Choke On It
  10. We Are The Guitar Men

Easter Is Cancelledwill be released digitally and in full technicolour physical glory as a standard CD, digipak CD with bonus tracks, gatefold LP, limited edition colour vinyl gatefold LP and Cassette. The album is available to pre-ordernow from the band's Official Store with special signed copies and exclusive album bundle offers. The preorder link is: https://thedarkness.lnk.to/EICPR

The Darkness will be spreading their Easter Is Cancelled message across the land with a full UK and Ireland headline tour this winter and will play 18 dates starting in November 2019. These shows promise to be incredibly special, reflecting the grand scope and vision of the album, alongside the finest hits from the band's spectacular canon. Tickets are available here

THE DARKNESS 'EASTER IS CANCELLED' 2019 TOUR
NOVEMBER
26th– Belfast, Limelight
27th– Dublin, Academy
29th– Nottingham, Rock City

DECEMBER
1st– Birmingham, O2 Academy
2nd– Leicester, O2 Academy
3rd– Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
5th– Norwich, UEA
6th– Cambridge, Corn Exchange
7th– Bath, Pavilions
9th– Portsmouth, Pyramids
10th– Brighton, Dome
11th– Watford, Colosseum
13th– Manchester Academy
14th– Newcastle, O2 Academy
15th– Glasgow, O2 Academy
17th– York, Barbican
18th– Liverpool, O2 Academy
20th– London, Roundhouse

 Funeral For A Friend Announce Two Special Charity Shows.

Funeral For A FriendMonday 5th August 2019
Much-loved Welsh band Funeral For A Friend are back, for two shows only, in aid of a cause very close to their hearts. The special performances will take place at The Globe in Cardiff on 28th October and at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on 29th October. 

In a message from the band today, they explain the motivation behind playing these gigs and provide some further insight into what to expect:

"FFAF Family, 

When we left the stage on May 21st 2016 at London's Kentish Town Forum, we all agreed that it was the perfect way to end Funeral For A Friend. We'd toured the UK one last time, playing some of the biggest shows we'd performed in years, in front of our friends and families. It was the perfect ending. Since then, we've been asked many times - 'do you think you'll ever come back?' and the answer has always been a resounding 'no', because there was never any reason to.

Until now. 

Recently, a man who can quite legitimately lay claim to being the world's biggest FFAF fan (both literally and figuratively!), our friend Stuart 'Big Stu' Brothers, has been stricken with a terrible illness which has ultimately led to a terminal prognosis. Last month, Stu was given a few short weeks to live by his Doctors.

As Stu's friends, we wanted to do something to help; particularly for his family and 3 young sons, who are going through unspeakable trauma right now. We discussed the possibility of auctioning off some FFAF memorabilia (which we'll still do), but it became apparent that the way in which we could best help Stu was to perform some fundraising shows, with the proceeds going directly to his family. 

So, on October 28th and 29th, at the Cardiff Globe and London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire respectively, Funeral for a Friend will be performing two more shows to benefit the Brothers family.

Being that Stu was an old-school fan right from the very start, we will mainly be performing material from the early part of our career circa 2002-2007. Joining Matt, Kris, Gav and Rich for the shows will be guitarist Darran Smith (who left the band in 2010) and drummer/vocalist Ryan Richards, who left in 2012. 

Tickets will be available from Wednesday for O2 Priority Customers, and on general sale from Friday. All information can be found at www.funeralforafriend.co.uk 

Additionally, a fundraising page has been set up for Stu's family here. If you can, please give generously to a great man and a great cause.  

Thank you, and we'll see you in October.

Matt, Kris, Gav, Rich, Darran and Ryan.  

FFAF."

 Refused Release New Single 'Blood Red'.

RefusedTuesday 30th July 2019
Capturing both their ethos and the spirit of their explosive live show, Refused have released "Blood Red", the first single off their upcoming album 'War Music' which will be released globally via Spinefarm/Search & Destroy on Oct. 18th.   The album is now available for preorder here.

Blending the musical and political passions that have helped the band rise to near legendary status since their founding in 1991,  the accompanying music video showcases the band's roots in early 90's Umeå, Sweden juxtaposed against the present day - making it clear that the dynamism that brought the band to international prominence shows no sign of slowing down in 2019.   Everything "Blood Red" can be found here.

"We didn't play a single show during the making of the last album. It was a long time to be away after the addictive chaos of our reunion shows in 2012. Playing to houses packed with maniacs losing their minds right in front of you is a narcotic to rival actual narcotics we'd venture. (Not our field of expertise, but Keith Richards definitely seems to feel that way, and he's an expert on both.)  So as we went out on tour in the summer of 2015 we were getting pretty high on our own supply (of songs that is). It was amazing, simply put. But it was also obvious that 'Freedom' was, for the most part, a studio record. A great record, to us, but there was something missing as we started playing it live - something visceral, direct, relentless. At a soundcheck somewhere on the road (Austin?), Kristofer started playing this riff and we all got into it (jamming, as it were). After a while we noticed that our crew had stopped working and that the people working at the venue were standing around watching us play. Now, people at venues usually hardly notice you, they've seen a thousand bands more famous than you fool around with their precious ditties as they're re-stocking the bar or setting up barricades. So as we were settling into the riff proper and it started rolling and bouncing the way you're hearing it today, whatever we felt had been missing, it was clear that we had begun to fill that gap. The riff turned into 'Blood Red', the first song we finished for the new record and the first song we played live off of it. It's fitting that it's now the first song you're gonna hear from the new record because it was truly inspired by you, our live audience, the old and the new, who come out and help us turn every venue into a boiling hot mess. This one's for you.

If I fall, you'll help me up, ok?

Welcome to 'War Music'. We'll see you in the pit."

//Refused


In this spirit, Refused will be touring throughout the UK and Europe beginning in October.  Tickets are on sale and all information is below.  
REFUSED LIVE
26.10.19 – Academy, Birmingham (UK)*
27.10.19 – Barrowlands, Glasgow (UK)*
29.10.19 – Academy, Bristol (UK)*
30.10.19 – Brixton Academy, London (UK)*
31.10.19 – Academy, Manchester (UK)*
01.11.19 – Rock City, Nottingham (UK)*
03.11.19 – Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL)*
04.11.19 – Carlswerk, Cologne (DE)*
05.11.19 – Grosse Freheit, Hamburg (DE)*
07.11.19 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels (BE)*
08.11.19 – Elysee Montmatre, Paris (FR)*
10.11.19 – Alcatraz, Milan (IT)*
11.11.19 – Tonhalle, Munich (DE)*
12.11.19 – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin (DE)*
11.12.19 - Vega, Copenhagen (DK)
12.12.19 – Mejeriet, Lund (SE)
13.12.19 – Pustervik, Gothenburg (SE)
14.12.19 – Berns, Stockholm (SE)
15.12.19 – Vulkan, Oslo (NO)
17.12.19 – Circis, Helsinki (FI)
* With THRICE

 Tool Add Albums To Streaming Sites.

ToolMonday 5th August July 2019
TOOL released Opiate, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days overnight on the various digital service providers.
"Our obsession with, and dream of, a world where BetaMax and Laser Disc rule has ended," says Maynard James Keenan. "Time for us to move on. But never fear. There's a brand new thing we think you're really gonna dig. It's called Digital Downloads and Streaming. Get ready for the future, folks!" 

The digital debut comes as anticipation for TOOL's fifth album, Fear Inoculum (Music For Nations / Sony Music) builds. On the outfit's recent North American and European tours, the Los Angeles-based band projected the album's release date, Aug. 30, from the stage, while playing two new songs from the forthcoming collection: 'Invincible' and 'Descending'.
TOOL formed in 1990, releasing four multi-platinum studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, "Ænima"), Best Metal Performance (2002, "Schism") and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days).

 Michael Monroe Announces UK Tour.

Michael MonroeTuesday 30th July 2019
A genuine rock star since birth, Michael Monroe innately knows exactly how to sing, swagger and walk the most glamorous and colourful of walks. One Man Gang, the former Hanoi Rocks man's brand new offering on Silver Lining Music, is all about the fun of Friday nights, seven days a week, letting your hair down (or up!) for a dirty, dangerous, damn good time, and embracing a total escape into the rock 'n' roll dream.

Recorded and mixed by Petri Majuri at E-Studio in Sipoo, Finland over three weeks in March 2018, the 12-song record was mixed that following Autumn with Monroe and band-mates Rich Jones and Steve Conte on production duties.

With stunning presence, Monroe's vocals blaze their unique trail across catchy, low-slung guitars mixing with saxophones, harmonicas and trumpets, plus a smorgasbord of exciting hooks and melodies. One Man Gang is old-skool strut with rudely fresh vigour. 

The title-track's bombastic bar-room blitz (featuring a guest appearance by Captain Sensible of The Damned) is a valuable reminder that even if born in the gutter, you must always look to the stars.

"It sometimes seems like everybody's pissing on their own parade," says Monroe,"whether that's voting stupid people into power and then complaining about them or whatever, but I'm all about living with a P.M.A. – positive mental attitude – and I'll never allow myself to be forced away from that."

Then there's "Last Train To Tokyo", with the sort of sticky-yet-crispy riff that was designed to take over radios from Japan to Jamaica.

"In the '80s, Hanoi Rocks had a very special relationship with Japan," explains Monroe,"and it will always be one of my favourite countries.  Plus, they still live for rock 'n' roll as it should be celebrated, they still have physical product, they still make it crazy, exhausting and really exciting every time you go there, which I am really grateful for."

With the further electric likes of"Junk Planet", "Hollywood Paranoia" and"Wasted Years" on board, One Man Gangis going to smash down doors and give the rock 'n' roll scene a swift, and necessary, kick up the ass. 

Michael Monroe will soon be striding back towards the arenas he was born to be in, and everything you see is everything you get.

"I do what I do and I'll never change," says Monroe,"I don't dress any different on or off stage because this is who I am... this is the real me."

2019 TOUR DATES:

Oct 30 O2 Academy Islington  London, United Kingdom
Nov 01 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 02 The Craufurd Arms Wolverton, United Kingdom
Nov 03 Engine Rooms Southampton, United Kingdom
Nov 04 The Mill, Digbeth Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 05 The Garage Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 06 Manchester Club Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 07 The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 08 The Sugarmill Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
Nov 09 Hard Rock Hell Chapter XIII Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

ONE MAN GANG TRACK LISTING:
1.      One Man Gang
2.      Last Train To Tokyo
3.      Junk Planet
4.     Midsummer Nights
5.      The Pitfalls Of Being An Outsider
6.      Wasted Years
7.      In The Tall Grass
8.      Black Ties And Red Tape
9.     Hollywood Paranoia
10.    Heaven Is A Free State
11.    Helsinki Shakedown
12.    Low Life In High Places
Available on CD, Coloured Vinyl, Digital formats and as special D2C editions, pre-order live as of Aug 9th

 Save Ferris Announced As SPecial Guests For This Year's Fireball Tour.

FireballTuesday 30th July 2019
We are beyond excited to welcome legendary ska punk band Save Ferris as the special guests on this year's Fireball: Fuelling The Fire Tour! to the Fireball: Fuelling The Fire tour!  Once again showing their commitment to providing a most excellent night out, Fireball in association with Academy Events, brings you THE heavyweights of pop-punk, ska and rock to the Fireball: Fuelling The Fire tour. Save Ferris will join ska-punk legends Less Than Jake and Goldfinger (co-headliners),  and the winners of last years Fireball Hottest Band competition, Thieves Of Liberty. DJ Matt Stocks will keep the party vibe going between sets.

"The last time Save Ferris played the UK with Less Than Jake and Goldfinger, we had a blast! So we're very happy to be coming back to see all our friends and fans again, we missed you!" - Monique Powell, Save Ferris 

Fireball's Hottest Band competition also returns 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.  Previous winners include Sweet Little Machine and Lost In Stereo. Your band could soon be performing to huge crowds at iconic venues as you open for Less Than Jake, Goldfinger and Save Ferris as part of this mammoth tour when it hits the road this September. To enter, just fill out the form here and tell us why you're the perfect band to open for this amazing line up. 

"Something that has always been very important to Fireball is supporting the up and coming. There's so many excellent grassroots bands that never get the chance to be heard, which is why we started the Hottest Band competition right from the very first Fuelling the Fire Tour. It's also a great excuse for us to sit down and listen to some of the UK's finest new music that's not quite on the radar just yet."- Matt Reynolds, Fireball Brand UK Embassador

Competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 31 July 2019. One entry per band, entrants must be 18+ on date of performance and at least two members of the band must be based within 30 miles of the venue they are applying for. Winners will be notified by Friday 9 August 2019 and announced on Monday 12 August 2019. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

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 - £15!  Be quick - this offer ends on July 1st at midnight. (Ticket price thereafter is £18)

"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 are on sale now

 Airbourne Announce November UK Tour.

AirbourneTuesday 30th July 2019
Fresh from a riotous main-stage appearance at Ramblin’ Man Fair in the UK, Airbourne have confirmed their return to these shores with a seismic bang – 14 headline dates nationwide in November of this year!
Kicking off in Norwich on November 13th and concluding in Oxford on the 30th, this extensive run will see the all-action Aussie rockers pushing energy levels to head-spinning new heights.

Says Airbourne vocalist / guitarist Joel O’Keeffe:-
“G’day, Scotland, Wales and England! We’ve missed you so much that we’re coming back with a tour to rock your skulls clean off! As always, I’ll be chuckin’ out free beer. So do yourself a favour, take the next day off and let us do the rest! It’s gonna be an absolute Boneshaker!!!” #RNRFL
The full list of headline UK shows is as follows:-

13 November UEA LCR, Norwich
14 November Rock City, Nottingham
16 November Manchester Academy 3, Manchester
17 November O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle
18 November Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen
20 November The Ironworks, Iverness
21 November Glasgow Barrowlands, Glasgow
22 November O2 Academy Liverpool, Liverpool
24 November Cardiff University Student’s Union, Cardiff
25 November O2 Academy 2 Bristol
26 November O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
28 November O2 Academy, Sheffield
29 November O2 Guildhall Southampton, Southampton
30 November O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford
Special Guesting on all dates will be Nashville rockers Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, whose latest studio album, ‘Truth & Lies’, was released via Snakefarm Records in June of this year.

 Deftones Announce Second Annual Dia De Los Deftones.

DeftonesTuesday 30th July 2019
Deftones announce their second annual Dia De Los Deftones, going on sale this Friday, August 2nd at 10 AM (PST). This all ages festival lineup includes Deftones, Chvrches, Gojira, JPEGMAFIA, Hum, Youth Code and Brutus.  Tickets start at $75 and are available at Ticketmaster.com.  Exclusive VIP packages go on sale Tuesday, July 30th at 10AM (PST). Presale opportunities will be available on Wednesday, July 31st starting at 10AM (PST). 

Multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning alternative-rock band Deftones will headline the self-titled festival for the 2nd year.  Lead singer and guitarist, Chino Moreno says of this year's line-up; "In our second year of our festival, the exciting challenge for us is to make sure we once again give the fans a wonderful day of music that reflects the diversity of our own tastes.  Each artist fits a different vertical of the music that we all love.  There is truly something for everyone."

Deftones have released eight studio albums to date and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.  The band is vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, keyboardist/samplist Frank Delgado, drummer Abe Cunningham, and bassist Sergio Vega. 

More on All Artists:
Currently in the midst of a world tour after the release of their third album, Love Is Dead, Chvrches makes a stop in San Diego to join the Dia De Los Deftones lineup and add some synth-pop-meets-indie- rock variety to the show. Formed in 2003, Chvrches is a Scottish trio consisting of vocalist Lauren Mayberry and musicians Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. 

French metal band Gojira are in the midst of a North American tour along with Slipknot on select dates.  With six studio albums and two Grammy nominations, including Best Rock Album for their latest release, Magma, which is their most intimate and personal album to date. Gojira will be joining the Dia De Los Deftones lineup this year, where fans can expect an energetic yet intimate set showcasing the avant-metal sound they are known for.

JPEGMAFIA is an experimental rapper and record producer (born Barrington Hendricks) will join the Dia De Los Deftones lineup after touring in North America and Australia this summer, supporting the release of his album, "Veteran". His sound is confrontational - yet poetic and deep, and was inspired by a four year military bid with the U.S. Airforce that took him around the world.

Fans who didn't get to see Hum perform before they disbanded in 2000 will get a chance to finally do so at this year's Dia De Los Deftones after a nearly 20-year hiatus. Best known for their 1995 hit "Stars", the newly reformed band self-describes themselves as "HEAVY SPACE ROCK!"  Recently, the band announced they would be releasing a new album and will be touring in support of their new music.

Youth Code is an electronic duo consisting of Sara Taylor and Ryan George, based out of Los Angeles. Though they won't acknowledge it, Youth Code is seen as a reviving force in the electronic-industrial scene; fans can expect to hear their signature sound comprising of punk, techno and heavy metal smartly blended together with synthesizers, samplers and drum machines at this year's Dia De Los Deftones.

Brutus is a hard rock Belgium band who has recently released their 4th album, Nest.  Comprised of lead singer and drummer, Stefanie Mannaerts, along with Stijn Vanhoegaerden (guitarist) and Peter Mulders (bassist), this trio will take fans attending Dia De Los Deftones on an emotional rollercoaster with their dark, yet radiantly beautiful and emotional heavy sounds.

 Testament, Exodus And Death Angel Announce UK Tour.

TestamentTuesday 30th July 2019
2020 is set to be an unforgettable year for British and European thrash metal-heads - three legendary pioneers of the genre have announced that they will be touring throughout next spring. Hitting the road will be no other than the Bay Area's very own TESTAMENTEXODUS and DEATH ANGEL – who have all teamed up to bring the catchily dubbed 'The Bay Strikes Back' tour to our shores!

TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy commented:
"It's finally happening!!!! All of us have spoken over the years of how killer it would be to tour together and bring Bay Area Thrash Metal across the world and we are starting in Europe. I'm sure I can speak for all three bands in saying that we are proud of where we all came from and we are still delivering some of the best thrash metal we can to the fans. Be ready for the Bay Area Strikes Back Tour 2020."
And Gary Holt from EXODUS:
"I am fired up to FINALLY return to Europe with Exodus! Along with our Bay Area friends Testament and Death Angel! An epic tour for the ages! Looking forward to crushing everyone Bay Area style! See you there!!! I cannot wait!"

DEATH ANGEL's Rob Cavestany added:
"We couldn't be more excited to announce our upcoming tour with Testament and Exodus! Bay Area Thrash Attack in full force! All three bands have been close friends for decades and our mutual respect is of the highest level. That said, we will surely push each other to go beyond expectations each and every night. This is a first - the three of us have never toured together in the same package... it's about time! See you in the pit!"

Both TESTAMENT and EXODUS are currently working on the follow-up to their 2016 (TESTAMENT - Brotherhood Of The Snake) and 2014 (EXODUS - Blood In, Blood Out) albums, while DEATH ANGEL will be touring in support of their most recent record, 2019's Humanicide.

UK shows will go on sale this Friday 2nd August @ 10am BST via the below links!

THE BAY STRIKES BACK TOUR 2020
TESTAMENT | EXODUS | DEATH ANGEL
06.02.2020 DK Copenhagen, Amager Bio
07.02.2020 SE Stockholm, Arenan Fryshuset
10.02.2020 FI Helsinki, The Circus
11.02.2020 FI Tampere, Pakkahuone
13.02.2020 DE Hamburg, Docks
14.02.2020 DE Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
15.02.2020 DE Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
16.02.2020 NL Utrecht, Tivoli
18.02.2020 DE Berlin, Huxleys
19.02.2020 PL Wroclaw, Orbita Hall
20.02.2020 AT Vienna, Arena
21.02.2020 DE Munich, Backstage
22.02.2020 DE Filderstadt, Filharmonie
25.02.2020 IT Milano, Live Club
27.02.2020 ES Barcelona, Razzmatazz
28.02.2020 ES Madrid, Palacio Vistalegre
29.02.2020 FR Toulouse, Bikini
01.03.2020 FR Paris, Elysee Montmartre
03.03.2020 UK Bristol, O2 Academy
04.03.2020 IE Dublin, National Stadium
06.03.2020 UK London, The Forum
07.03.2020 UK Manchester, Academy
08.03.2020 UK Glasgow, Barrowland

10.03.2020 BE Brussels, AB
11.03.2020 DE Hannover, Capitol

 LAgwagon Announce New Album 'Railer'.

LagwagonMonday 29th July 2019
Fat Wreck Chords and longstanding California punk band LAGWAGON are excited to announce 'RAILER', the band's ninth full-length album due out on Friday, October 4.

Pre-order 'RAILER' HERE or HERE


As frontman Joey Cape explains, 'railer' is "a funny word from childhood that means 'silly bad', like lame"and it captures the sense of throwback that flows through the new album's 12 songs. That idea of looking to the past was inspired after Cape came up with 'Bubble', RAILER's' first single as well as first song he wrote for the album, and he then just took that idea and ran with it.

"The idea of that song was to embrace and appreciate what you have,"explains Cape, "I really specifically tried to make it feel and sound like an old Lagwagon song, so I borrowed a lot from early records for it. And then from there, I just kept thinking that the rules have to be that 'RAILER' feels like something Lagwagon might have done in the old days. I wanted to see what would happen if I didn't overthink things and I just tried to write a record as quickly as possible without losing the quality I expect from myself as a songwriter."


Stream 'Bubble' on YouTube - HERE
LAGWAGON has also announced a UK and European headline tour AND a North American co-headlining tour with label mates Face to Face. The US dates begin on September 27th and have supports that include H20, MakeWar and Destroy Boys. The UK and European dates will run through most of November, with a major UK highlight being a date at The Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 7th. Tickets for all the UK and European dates are on general sale, Wednesday 31st July. 


ALL the LAGWAGON UK headline dates are below (supports TBC):
6 Nov Birmingham UK @ O2 Academy 2
7 Nov London UK @ Shepherd's Bush Empire
8 Nov Sheffield UK @ O2 Academy
9 Nov Bournemouth UK @ O2 Academy


Unlike the last few LAGWAGON albums, 'RAILER' was written in an incredibly condensed period of time, in an attempt to capture the spirit of the band's early days.  And it worked. While songs like "Stealing Light," "Dangerous Animal" and "Dark Matter" bristle with a raw, ragged and pure energy that's unusual for any band to have after almost 30 years of existence, these tracks also directly harken back to the band's early days.
"There's only so much one person or a group of people can do before they start to develop characteristics that become common to them," says Cape in typically philosophical fashion,"and I think you have to be comfortable with that. And I am. I like my band and what we've done and I'm okay with the fact that we have our strengths and we have our limitations. I know what it is that we do well and if we stay true to that, there's something that comes out of that that is truly original, because you're being true to who you really are."
At the same time 'RAILER',produced byCameron Webb (Alkaline Trio, Motörhead), accurately and honestly reflects who LAGWAGON are in 2019, both lyrically and musically. While it sounds like these songs could have been written by a band 20 years younger, 'RAILER',as a collection, presents itself as youthful but jaded, frantic but exhausted, visceral yet cerebral.

The idea of struggling to get by alongside an overwhelming sense of existential chaos and angst is a common thread throughout 'RAILER', in the bouncy desperation of "Jini," the Bertrand Russell-inspired "The Suffering," the breakneck despair of "Parable" and even in the carefree nostalgia of "Bubble" and its unflinching celebration of the band's early days of "beer for pay" and the "roach-ridden pads" they used to crash at. Life has moved on in the three decades since LAGWAGON started, but it's not something the band – guitarists Chris Rest and Chris Flippin, drummer Dave Raun and bassist Joe Raposo – have entirely left behind either.  
Additionally, Cape doesn't necessarily expect people to extract his specific philosophies from each of these songs, but they're certainly present for the listener to seek out if they want to. At the same time, just as with Lagwagon's earliest songs, 'RAILER's' songs are there to be listened to and enjoyed, to take you back to simpler times. It's no coincidence, then, that 'RAILER'ends with a frantic punk rock cover of Journey's "Faithfully." Back in their earlier days, LAGWAGON's albums often used to include cover songs, but the band hasn't recorded one for a long time, until now. And, with this record, the band has come full-circle and rediscovered the purest version of who they've always been as a band. Not that that feeling was ever really lost in the first place, of course.

"I wouldn't say 'lost',"confirms Cape, "but you evolve. Evolution is a journey within yourself. You go on this journey and it takes you wherever it takes you, there are multiple people along the way that you meet who have different ideas than you and as you grow, you get into different things along the way. I don't know if you ever completely lose the sense of where you came from, but you definitely evolve away from it over time. But the thing is, it's always there."
'RAILER' track-listings:
1. Stealing Light / 2. Surviving California
3. Jini / 4. Parable
5. Dangerous Animal / 6. Bubble
7. The Suffering / 8. Dark Matter
9. Fan Fiction / 10. Pray For Them
11. Auf Wiedersehen
12. Faithfully

 Tiger ARmy Release New Single.

Tiger ArmyMonday 29th July 2019
Tiger Army have released new song 'Devil That You Don't Know,' the second track from the band's forthcoming studio album, Retrofuture, out on 13th September via Rise Records. 

Listen to 'Devil That You Don't Know' here
Retrofuture was produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucero) and is an album that weaves, 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 frontman Nick 13's ethereal vocals. 13 had the following to share about 'Eyes Of The Night':

Arriving a full two decades after their first album, Retrofuture, Tiger Army's new full-length out on September 13 on Rise Records, brims with vintage fuzz, tape echo and reverb through the duration of the album's thirteen tracks, all while following a common conceptual thread. "'Retrofuturism' is generally a visual aesthetic, but it got me thinking, it's the perfect description for our sound," frontman Nick 13 said. "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."
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 Now

'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.


Tiger Army started in 1996 in Berkeley, California – playing their first show at seminal DIY venue 924 Gilman.  A trio with electric guitar, stand-up bass and drums led by singer, guitarist and songwriter Nick 13, the band's sound is a unique blend of punk and Midcentury rock 'n' roll, with an emphasis on songwriting and melody.  The band has called Los Angeles home for the majority of its existence, since 2000.  Their live sets have to be experienced, taking the audience on a journey from high-impact stompers to atmospheric ballads, drawing as much at times on Monument-era Roy Orbison as The Ramones.
Tiger Army's first four records were released on Hellcat / Epitaph Records, starting with their self-titled debut in 1999.  Heavy touring began shortly after and continued through the end of 2008, when the band wrapped up the worldwide cycle for their fourth record, 'Music From Regions Beyond', produced by the legendary Jerry Finn.  They shared stages with artists like Morrissey and Social Distortion.  While the album yielded the single "Forever Fades Away" and saw their highest visibility with favorable reviews in publications like the 'New York Times' and national TV appearances such as 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', they've always been outsiders to the mainstream, with authenticity the only priority.

The band's adherents are closer to members of a movement than fans, with hundreds of tattoos existing related to Tiger Army's lyrics, song titles or signature "Tigerbat" logo.  More probably the number is in the thousands, and lest one think that's hyperbole – it isn't.

In 2009, Tiger Army slowed down as Nick 13 embarked on a solo career playing Americana music, releasing and touring a self-titled album on Sugar Hill Records in 2011.  Perhaps unexpected to those who hadn't paid close attention to the roots music underpinnings of the band's sound, the frontman played festivals such as Stagecoach and Austin City Limits, while his videos were played on country music video stations like CMT and GAC.  Tiger Army played only a few gigs a year during this period, including "Octoberflame", a multi-night SoCal festival curated by 13 that had its ninth year in 2017.
After spending years searching for the next creative evolution in the band's sound, 13 found inspiration in early 60s American and British rock 'n' roll – the transitional and experimental period after the genre's first wave, but before the new decade became musically codified.  The era spoke to 13's "what's next" sensibility and in 2015 Tiger Army recorded the album that would become 'V •••–' (Rise / Luna-tone), beginning a tour cycle with its release the following year that lasted twenty-two months; taking them all over North America, Europe and Australia – headlining as well as doing select dates with Frank Turner, a co-headlining run with Murder By Death and performing on two episodes of NBC's 'Last Call with Carson Daly'.  The cycle also saw the band embark on their first-ever South American tour, where audiences reached a fever pitch for songs like the Spanish language "Hechizo de Amor".

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 GooGoo Dolls Announcer New Studio Album 'Miricle Pill'.

Goo Goo DollsMonday 29th July 2019
Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have officially announced their highly anticipated 12th studio album, Miracle Pill, will be released on September 13th, 2019 via Warner Records. In an exclusive feature with SPIN  lead singer & guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist & vocalist Robby Takac shared the band's cultural observations and experiences that shaped the momentous and timely record. Pre-orders for the album are live now HERE and limited edition merch bundles are also available through the band's online store HERE. Each pre-order purchase unlocks a brand new instant grat track entitled "Money, Fame and Fortune", the second offering from Miracle Pill.

"I wanted to do something bold and bright", said Rzeznick about the record. "I wanted to sing about the need for human connection and the constant change we go through as people. This piece of work embodies those themes and I think we can all relate."

Earlier this week, the band released their colorful new music video for the album's first single "Miracle Pill". Directed by Ed Gregory & Dan Cooper, the piece was hailed as a "vibrant pairing of lyrics and visual" by Billboard. "Miracle Pill" currently ranks as Hot AC Radio's most added song and the official music video can be watched now HERE.
br> With over 30 years together as a band, over 12 million albums sold, and 14 number one and Top 10 hits at Hot AC, Miracle Pill finds Goo Goo Dolls at the top of their game. The entire collection of songs delivers musicianship that is as engaging as ever, emotional and intimate, relatable lyrics that reflect on the current landscape of instant gratification and the relief that everyone seems to be seeking. See below for a full tracklisting.

MIRACLE PILL TRACKLISTING

  1. Indestructible
  2. Fearless
  3. Miracle Pill
  4. Money, Fame and Fortune
  5. Step in Line
  6. Over You
  7. Lights
  8. Lost
  9. Life's a Message
  10. Autumn Leaves
  11. Think it Over

 Goo Goo Dolls are currently in the midst of a massive co-headlining amphitheater tour alongside GRAMMY-winning band Train. The nationwide 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 this fall, 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.
 
2019 Tour Dates
July 20th - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater*
July 21st - Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
July 23rd - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
July 24th - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center*
July 26th - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
July 27th - Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*
July 28th - Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook Music Pavilion*
July 30th - Bangor, ME @ Darling's Waterfront Park Pavilion*
August 1st - Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain*
August 2nd - Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center*
August 3rd - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
August 5th - Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood Amphitheatre*
August 6th - Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest*
August 7th - Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion*
August 9th - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion*
August 10th - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion*
August 11th - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena*
August 14th - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center*
August 16th - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center*
August 17th - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center*
September 22nd - Recife, Brazil @ Estádio do Arruda
September 25th - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Allianz Parque
September 27th - Curitiba, Brazil @ Pedreira Paulo Leminski
September 29th - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Rock in Rio 2019
October 2nd - Lima, Peru @ Estadio Monumental
*Co-headlining dates with Train

 Volbeat Release Brand New Single 'Pelvis On Fire'.

VolbeatMonday 29th July 2019
multi-platinum Danish rock band Volbeat debut their new song “Pelvis on Fire,” a cheeky nod to the fun and frivolous rock of yore. “It’s a pure rock ‘n’ roller,” according to frontman Michael Poulsen. “When you hear songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s, and read the lyrics, they are not that deep. But it sounds great. It is a feeling. It’s a movement. It’s sexuality. It’s emotional and that thing we feel when we hear good rock ‘n’ roll.”

Listen to “Pelvis on Fire" here:
https://umg.lnk.to/PelvisOnFire / https://youtu.be/SCV_JKftZok

VOLBEAT will release their seventh album Rewind, Replay, Rebound, which includes "Pelvis On Fire", on August 2nd via Vertigo/Universal. For the album, VOLBEAT — Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) —build upon the 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 2-CD deluxe edition, a special deluxe edition box set, and transparent and blue coloured vinyl, numbered and limited to 1000 copies each.

'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, VOLBEAT join Slipknot on their extensive Knotfest Roadshow North American Tour as special guests, alongside Gojira and Behemoth. Tickets for those 29 dates are on sale now here.

The band recently announced the first leg in Europe of the “Rewind, Replay, Rebound” world tour, with support from Baroness & Danko Jones. Tickets for all dates are now on sale here, catch them in the UK at:

September 23 /// Newcastle, UK /// O2 Academy
September 24 /// Glasgow, UK /// O2 Academy
September 26 /// London, UK /// O2 Academy Brixton
September 28 /// Bristol, UK /// O2 Academy
September 30 /// Birmingham, UK /// O2 Academy
October 1 /// Manchester, UK /// O2 Apollo
October 3 /// Belfast, UK /// Ulster Hall
October 4 /// Dublin, IE /// Olympia Theatre

 Wednesday 13 Announces New Album.

Wednesday 13Monday 29th July 2019
The Duke of Spook has returned once more from beyond the grave to reveal the 'Necrophaze'! This latest, full-length offering from the ghouls of WEDNESDAY 13 will be available on September 27th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band reveals the artwork, track listing and a creeptastic new single, 'Decompose,' that's available for stream now!

Watch the visualizer for 'Decompose': https://youtu.be/mdqrNZOwzzc

Commenting on the new song, Wednesday says, "The track 'Decompose' is one of the first songs that was written for the new album, and one of the songs I was most excited about. Our drummer Kyle came up with the music, and once the band all got together, it took on a new life. With the addition of the eerie keyboard/piano pieces added in by Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR, HELLYEAH), this is another classic WEDNESDAY 13 graveyard sing along." 

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

'Necrophaze' was recorded by Michael Spreitzer, producer, recording engineer, as well as the long-time guitarist of DEVILDRIVER, and is the first WEDNESDAY 13 record to feature guest spots, which include performances by Alice Cooper, Roy Mayorga of STONE SOUR (who provides an eerie, authentic, 80s inspired synth soundtrack-score to the album), Alexi Laiho of CHILDREN OF BODOM, and Cristina Scabbia of LACUNA COIL. Also making an appearance on the album is Jeff Clayton: member of legendary punk bands ANTiSEEN & GG Allin's MURDER JUNKIES.

"To say we are excited about this release would be an understatement," Wednesday adds."We have re-built and Frankensteined an all-new WEDNESDAY 13. This is the next chapter, the next experience, the next phase into our world...Enter the NECROPHAZE. This is the most elaborate, horror-themed album I've ever released under the name Wednesday 13. Channeling the atmosphere of early 80s horror films, tv shows, cartoons and movie soundtracks the Necrophaze was complete. To add a little more Blood to the party, we had the complete honor of having the Godfather of shock rock, the legendary Alice Cooper. Alice is a guest doing the introduction to the album and the title track Necrophaze. We wanted to give the listener the ultimate listening experience as if our band was the soundtrack to a horror film. The artwork for the CD and vinyl is a visual guide to the songs, and the live show will be the living breathing horror movie version. There will be a WEDNESDAY 13 action figure, music videos, movie soundtrack trailers, commercials and more all on the way with the release of 'Necrophaze'. The artwork and packaging is a tribute to the classic art and packaging from my favorite time of the 1980s. So welcome to the party...but bring your own blood."

'Necrophaze' Tracklisting:

  1. Necrophaze
  2. Bring Your Own Blood
  3. ZODIAC
  4. Monster
  5. Decompose
  6. Be Warned
  7. The Hearse
  8. Tie Me A Noose
  9. Life Will Kill Us All
  10. Bury The Hatchet
  11. Necrophaze Main Theme (End Credits)
  12. Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)
 
Pre-order 'Necrophaze' here: http://www.nuclearblast.com/w13-necrophaze

Catch WEDNESDAY 13's spectacular horror show on one of the following dates in Europe.
Tickets On Sale @ https://officialwednesday13.com/tour/
Meet & Greet VIP Packages Available @ http://store.officialwednesday13.com/

WEDNESDAY 13
'Wisconsin Death Trip' - 20th Anniversary Tour

w/ STATIC-X, SOIL, DOPE
24.09.  UK       Bristol - SWX
25.09.  UK       Cardiff - Tramshed
26.09.  UK       London - Electric Ballroom
27.09.  UK       Nottingham - Rock City
28.09.  UK       Leeds - Stylus
29.09.  UK       Southampton - Engine Rooms
01.10.  UK       Newcastle - Northumbria Institute
02.10.  UK       Glasgow - The Garage
03.10.  UK       Manchester - O2 Ritz
04.10.  UK       Birmingham - O2 Institute

05.10.  F          Magny-le-Hongre - File 7
06.10.  B          Antwerp - Trix
07.10.  D         Hamburg - Markthalle
09.10.  D         Cologne - Essigfabrik
10.10.  D         Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex
11.10.  CH       Zurich - Dynamo
12.10.  I           Pinarella di Cervia (RA) - Rock Planet Club
13.10.  D        

 Bad Wolves Release Brand New Single.

Bad WolvesMonday 29th July 2019
Bad Wolves exploded onto the rock music scene in 2018. The USA five piece'smusic standing confidently at a crossroads between anthemic hard rock infectiousness and thought provoking technically charged heavy metal. Think a cross between the mind numbing musical malevolence of Meshuggah and Sevendust's timeless irresistibility and you're halfway there..

The vision of ex-DevilDriver co-founder and previous driving force John Boecklin [drums, guitars] and vocalist Tommy Vext [Snot] as well as Doc Coyle [guitar], Chris Cain [guitar], and Kyle Konkiel [bass]. The bands debut album, "Disobey" (released through Eleven Seven Music), was one of the breakthrough albums of 2018. The album was the top selling USA rock release of 2018 and peaked at #2 iTunes main chart around the world.

The band were set to release a cover of The Cranberries track "Zombie". The Cranberries vocalist Dolores O'Riordian was set to contribute vocals until her tragic death on the 15thJanuary 2018. Bad Wolves pressed ahead with the release with all proceeds going to Dolores four children. To date the track has raised over $250,000. The cover peaked at #1 on the iTunes singles chart globally and was certified platinum in the USA and double platinum in Canada.

The other two singles from the album also had a huge impact; "Hear Me Now" ft Diamante with over 45m video views and 14m streams and "Remember When" with over 15m video views and 8m streams.

2018 truly was the year of Bad Wolves...2019 is set to be even bigger...

On the back of a European Tour and playing to 15,000 people at Download Festival, the band support Papa Roach across the USA from the 27th July to the 1st September 2019. The band have also been announced as to support for Five Finger Death Punch's North America tour - the tour starts November 2019 with dates tbc.
The band will tour the UK in 2020.

 Refused Release New Single 'Blood Red'.

RefusedWednesday 24th July 2019
Spinefarm Records and Search & Destroy are proud to partner with Refused globally to deliver the band's opening salvo "Blood Red", which will be released on August 2nd.  The first single off their upcoming album 'War Music', the song is a straight forward declaration of the band's unwavering political and musical philosophy.

"In the present moment, we who believe in the equal distribution of wealth in an egalitarian, ecological direct democracy, we who use gender-neutral pronouns and words like solidarity, moral responsibility, intersectionality and class warfare, we who believe in the Marxist dictum, "from each according to ability, to each according to need" are on our back foot, on our backs, backed up against the wall, surrounded by enemies, our movement curtailed, our rights violated. It's been clear for some time: the sun is setting on our beliefs.
But we still believe that capitalism is cancer
and we still believe it can be cured.
We still believe that the patriarchy is cancer
and we still believe it too can be cured.
We still believe in the power of art to transform and expand the mind.
And last but by no means least:
We still believe in the total violent obliteration of the one percent.

Blood red until we're fucking dead.
Let's go."
//Refused

In support of 'War Music', Refused will be touring across Scandinavia in December.  Tickets will go on sale Friday and all information is below.   A UK/EU tour with Thrice has already been announced and tickets are on sale now.
REFUSED LIVE
26.10.19 – Academy, Birmingham (UK)*
27.10.19 – Barrowlands, Glasgow (UK)*
29.10.19 – Academy, Bristol (UK)*
30.10.19 – Brixton Academy, London (UK)*
31.10.19 – Academy, Manchester (UK)*
01.11.19 – Rock City, Nottingham (UK)*
03.11.19 – Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL)*
04.11.19 – Carlswerk, Cologne (DE)*
05.11.19 – Grosse Freheit, Hamburg (DE)*
07.11.19 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels (BE)*
08.11.19 – Elysee Montmatre, Paris (FR)*
10.11.19 – Alcatraz, Milan (IT)*
11.11.19 – Tonhalle, Munich (DE)*
12.11.19 – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin (DE)*
11.12.19 - Vega, Copenhagen (DK)
12.12.19 – Mejeriet, Lund (SE)
13.12.19 – Pustervik, Gothenburg (SE)
14.12.19 – Berns, Stockholm (SE)
15.12.19 – Vulkan, Oslo (NO)
17.12.19 – Circis, Helsinki (FI)
* With THRICE & GOUGE AWAY

Tickets available at OFFICIALREFUSED.COM
More worldwide dates will be announced shortly.

 Bullet For My Valentine Release New Music Video.

Bullet For My ValentineWednesday 24th July 2019
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released a live video for 'Piece Of Me', a track from their current studio album, Gravity, issued via Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records in June of last year.

Filmed during the band's sold-out headline performance at Alexandra Palace, London (November 10th 2018), with SHVPES, Nothing More and Of Mice & Men appearing in support, the show saw BFMV unveiling a stunning contemporary stage-set incorporating a giant wall of lights.

Check out the official music video here.

Matt Tuck Says, "We're so happy to show you all our brand new live montage video for Piece of Me. It was filmed at our Ally Pally show last November in front of 8 thousand very energetic people. We had the night of our lives and as you can see from the video the place went off!! We also recorded the entire show in 360° VR!! A night to remember. Enjoy!"


Meanwhile, BFMV have announced an Aug 2019 Euro tour.

'GRAVITY' EURO TOUR DATES
August
01-Aug-19                       TivoliVrendenburg       Utrecht                                                  Netherlands
02-Aug-19                       Big Day Out                   Anroechte                                              Germany
03-Aug-19                       Wacken Open Air          Wacken                                                 Germany
05-Aug-19                       A2                                   Wrocklaw                                                 Poland
06-Aug-19                       Kwadrat                          Krakow                                                    Poland
08-Aug-19                       Taubertal Festivalgelnde Rothenburg ob der Tauber            Germany
10-Aug-19                       Rocco Del Schlacko      Puttlingen                                               Germany
13-Aug-19                       Conrad Sohm                Dornbirn                                                  Austria
16-Aug-19                       Frequency Fest            St. Poelten                                               Austria
18-Aug-19                      Pukkelpop                      Hasselt                                                    Belgium
20-Aug-19                       L'usine                           Geneva                                         Switzerland
21-Aug-19                       Z7                                    Pratteln                                          Switzerland
23-Aug-19                       Den Atelier                    Luxembourg                                Luxembourg
24-Aug-19                       Reload Festival              Sulingen                                        Germany

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

 Feeder Announce Instore Shows.

FeederWednesday 24th July 2019
After already adding further shows to their UK headline tour in November due to demand, Feeder can now announce some intimate instore shows for August (full dates below). To coincide with this announcement, Feeder have today shared new video for single 'Daily Habit'.

Feeder are in the midst of a resurgence, having scored consecutive Top 10 albums with 2016's 'All Bright Electric' and the 2017 'Best Of'. That renewed power continues with their tenth studio album 'Tallulah', which will be released on August 9th via BELIEVE.  'Tallulah' was created during a particularly busy and productive period in the Feeder camp, with a new generation of fans emerging at shows and festivals in support of the 'Best Of' album. Its songs evolved very organically, with frontman Grant Nicholas writing on acoustic guitar and playing to his songwriting strengths. Producing with regular collaborator Tim RoeNicholas recorded the bulk of the material at his home studio in London.

Opening track 'Youth' erupts into life with a flood of melody reflecting the band's live performances as Nicholas's lyrics conjure images of a classic road trip. The album as a whole reflects Feeder's pan-Atlantic influences, which meld the power of American alt-rock with the songcraft of the British indie scene.

"It's a classic Feeder record,"says Nicholas"I just write the songs which feel natural to me, and I have a vision of each of them in my mind like a short film. I wanted to make a lot of the songs really adaptable. I didn't want them to have be massively produced, I wanted them to also work in a stripped-back way."

Highlights from 'Tallulah' include lead single 'Fear Of Flying'. Contrasting dark verses with a skybound hook, it's a prototype Feeder anthem that echoes the likes of Sugar, Husker Duand Foo Fighters. Lyrically it's a tight fictional narrative, delivered in a four-minute song.

"Everybody in music who has some success has a fear of the bubble bursting,"explains Nicholas"A lot of things that come with success aren't always positive. I wrote it with a female rock star in mind, but it was based upon my own experiences of being in a band, and what you see when you're hanging out with other bands. It also touches on being a band in the social media age. It's not just about being reviewed by a certain magazine anymore, it's about being reviewed by virtually anyone who wants to do so. It's a whole different world out there for everyone, of any age."

>Other highlights include the strident 'Blue Sky Blue, both openly honest and buoyantly optimistic, the Pavement-esque day-in-a-life tale of 'Daily Habit' and the corrosive metallic attack of 'Kyoto'. The album closes in intimate fashion with 'Lonely Hollow Days', which feels close to Nicholas's solo album 'Yorktown Heights' and 'Black Clouds' with a nod to his love of Nick Drake.

'Tallulah' will be available on a range of formats: Standard CD; Deluxe CD bound in a book-pack; LP on Heavyweight White Vinyl; a Limited Deluxe Picture Disc LP and a Pink and White Cassettes versions. The album is now available to pre-order from ADD LINK, and everyone who pre-orders the album by ADD DATE will receive a link to gain access to a pre-sale for the band's headline tour in November. In addition, all pre-orders will also receive an instant download of 'Fear of Flying'.

The 'Tallulah'tracklisting is:
1.    'Youth'
2.    'Blue Sky Blue'
3.    'Daily Habit'
4.    'Fear Of Flying'
5.    'Rodeo'
6.    'Tallulah'
7.    'Shapes And Sounds'
8.    'Guillotine'
9.    'Kyoto'
10.  'Kite'
11.  'Windmill'
12.  'Lonely Hollow Days'

Feeder'supcoming UK shows are as below. Please see https://www.feederweb.com/for a full list of international tour dates.

AUGUST - INSTORES
1st – London, Banquet Records 
8th– London, Rough Trade EAST
9th– London, Rough Trade WEST
12th– Liverpool, Jacaranda
13th– Leeds, Crash Records
14th– Nottingham, Rough Trade
16th– Marlborough, Sound Knowledge
17th– Bristol, Rough Trade

NOVEMBER - HEADLINE DATES
1st - Portsmouth, Pyramids
2nd - Exeter, Great Hall
4th - Oxford, O2 Academy
5th - Norwich, UEA
7th - Leeds, Beckett University
8th - Cardiff, Great Hall
10th - Newcastle, O2 Academy
11th - Birmingham, O2 Institute
13th - Inverness, Ironworks
14th - Glasgow, Barrowland
16th - Manchester, Albert Hall
17th– Manchester Albert Hall
19th - Lincoln, Engine Room
20th - Nottingham, Rock City
22nd - London, Roundhouse
23rd– London Roundhouse

In addition, Feederare also confirmed to play the following UKfestivals;
JULY
6th    – Coventry, Godiva Festival
14th– London, BST Hyde Park (with Robbie Williams)
28th– Bude, Leopalloza

AUGUST
11th– Enniskillen, Shoreline Festival

 BlStiff Little Fingers Announce August Tour Dates.

Stiff Little FingersTuWednesday 24th July 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 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

 Black Star Riders Release New Song 'Ain't The End Of The World'.

Black Star RidersTuesday 23rd July 2019
After yesterday's exclusive premiere on the Ken Bruce Show (BBC Radio 2), Black Star Riders are thrilled to share their brand new single "Ain't The End Of The World", out today.

The second single is taken from the forthcoming fourth album "Another State Of Grace", set for release on 6thSeptember 2019, via Nuclear Blast, and it is accompanied by a sharp and unconventional animated video, which can be viewedherehttps://youtu.be/mv-tccUbm6U. 

"Ain't The End Of The World" is yet another example of Black Star Riders' skillful songwriting and distinctive sound.The track displays the band's unique sonic dimension, in which Scott Gorham's guitar intertwines with Christian Martucci's, the rhythmic section solidly sustains the melody throughout the song, and Ricky Warwick's powerful and raw vocals harmoniously bind music and lyrics.
 
Frontman Ricky Warwick comments: "Ain't The End Of The World" is trademark Black Star Riders.  Showcasing the dual guitars of Christian Martucci and Scott Gorham perfectly. It's a song of hope, positivity and seeing the light at the end of a dark tunnel in a world of uncertainty."
 
"Another State Of Grace" is a stunning collection of anthemic rock songs that will further develop the band's burgeoning reputation as one of the most essential acts within today's rock music scene. Recorded at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California in February 2019, the album was produced & mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep).

"Another State Of Grace" is available on CD, vinyl and vinyl picture disc, limited edition boxset and limited edition light green vinyl. Album pre-order is available HERE
Watch video here: https://youtu.be/mv-tccUbm6U

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
Tickets are on sale now. 

 Tiger Army Release New Song 'Eyes Of The Night'.

Tiger ArmyTuesday 23rd July 2019
Tiger Army have released new song 'Eyes Of The Night,' the first track from the band's forthcoming studio album, Retrofuture, out on 13th September via Rise Records. 

Listen to 'Eyes Of The Night' here
Retrofuture was produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucero) and is an album that weaves, 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 frontman Nick 13's ethereal vocals. 13 had the following to share about 'Eyes Of The Night':

"I write what I'm inspired by in the moment – since releases in recent years have been more about vocal-driven ballads or Americana with my solo project than something that draws from hardcore punk, I thought it would be fun to release 'Eyes Of The Night' as a first peak at 'Retrofuture'. Listeners should never get too complacent in their idea of what Tiger Army sounds like, there are more surprises ahead!"
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 Now
 
'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.


Tiger Army started in 1996 in Berkeley, California – playing their first show at seminal DIY venue 924 Gilman.  A trio with electric guitar, stand-up bass and drums led by singer, guitarist and songwriter Nick 13, the band's sound is a unique blend of punk and Midcentury rock 'n' roll, with an emphasis on songwriting and melody.  The band has called Los Angeles home for the majority of its existence, since 2000.  Their live sets have to be experienced, taking the audience on a journey from high-impact stompers to atmospheric ballads, drawing as much at times on Monument-era Roy Orbison as The Ramones.
Tiger Army's first four records were released on Hellcat / Epitaph Records, starting with their self-titled debut in 1999.  Heavy touring began shortly after and continued through the end of 2008, when the band wrapped up the worldwide cycle for their fourth record, 'Music From Regions Beyond', produced by the legendary Jerry Finn.  They shared stages with artists like Morrissey and Social Distortion.  While the album yielded the single "Forever Fades Away" and saw their highest visibility with favorable reviews in publications like the 'New York Times' and national TV appearances such as 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', they've always been outsiders to the mainstream, with authenticity the only priority.
The band's adherents are closer to members of a movement than fans, with hundreds of tattoos existing related to Tiger Army's lyrics, song titles or signature "Tigerbat" logo.  More probably the number is in the thousands, and lest one think that's hyperbole – it isn't.
In 2009, Tiger Army slowed down as Nick 13 embarked on a solo career playing Americana music, releasing and touring a self-titled album on Sugar Hill Records in 2011.  Perhaps unexpected to those who hadn't paid close attention to the roots music underpinnings of the band's sound, the frontman played festivals such as Stagecoach and Austin City Limits, while his videos were played on country music video stations like CMT and GAC.  Tiger Army played only a few gigs a year during this period, including "Octoberflame", a multi-night SoCal festival curated by 13 that had its ninth year in 2017.
After spending years searching for the next creative evolution in the band's sound, 13 found inspiration in early 60s American and British rock 'n' roll – the transitional and experimental period after the genre's first wave, but before the new decade became musically codified.  The era spoke to 13's "what's next" sensibility and in 2015 Tiger Army recorded the album that would become 'V •••–' (Rise / Luna-tone), beginning a tour cycle with its release the following year that lasted twenty-two months; taking them all over North America, Europe and Australia – headlining as well as doing select dates with Frank Turner, a co-headlining run with Murder By Death and performing on two episodes of NBC's 'Last Call with Carson Daly'.  The cycle also saw the band embark on their first-ever South American tour, where audiences reached a fever pitch for songs like the Spanish language "Hechizo de Amor".

 Atreyu Release Deluxe Version Of Latest Album 'In Our Wake'.

AtreyuTuesday 23rd July 2019
Atreyu have announced the deluxe edition of their latest album In Our Wake. The new version will feature the original In Our Wake album, along with seven additional tracks. The bonus material includes B-sides from the sessions for both In Our Wake and 2015's Long Live, along with alternate versions of the title track and "The Time Is Now" from In Our Wake. The deluxe edition, which features completely redesigned artwork and a total of 19 songs, arrives on August 16 via Spinefarm Records. The album is available for pre-order HERE.

"I'm excited for these songs to see the light of day," said drummer/singer Brandon Saller. "To us, these are songs that we loved, but didn't find a space within the album as a unit. To further that, we're excited to have some older material that only saw limited release be fully available for our fans. As for the re-imagined tracks from In Our Wake, this is something brand new to us and it was a really fun moment for us to re-think these songs. They turned into something special that we feel stand on its own."

"When the topic for the deluxe edition was introduced, my brain instantly exploded with fun avenues and ideas for re-developed imagery," said bassist Porter McKnight, who created the new packaging and imagery. "I wanted something that flirted with my original ideas for IOW, but took them down a new and darker path. I chose to invoke a classic punk/black metal feel with this one, and even ended up drawing the cover by hand. It's always an honour and a pleasure to create something for this band."

IN OUR WAKE DELUXE EDITION TRACK LISTING:

  1. In Our Wake
  2. House of Gold
  3. The Time Is Now
  4. Nothing Will Ever Change
  5. Blind Deaf & Dumb
  6. Terrified
  7. Safety Pin
  8. Into the Open
  9. Paper Castle
  10. No Control
  11. Anger Left Behind
  12. Super Hero
  13. In Our Wake (Acoustic)*
  14. The Time Is Now (Alternate)*
  15. Generation **
  16. Straight To Hell**
  17. So Others May Live**
  18. Stronger Than Me**
  19. When the Day Is Done**


* Alternate Version
** B-Side

 Being As An Ocean Share New Track 'Play Pretend'.

Being As An OceanTuesday 23rd July 2019
BEING AS AN OCEAN is excited to share their cinematic new track 'Play Pretend' taken from their new post-apocalyptic, sci-fi masterpiece 'PROXY: An A.N.I.M.O Story', set for release 13th September.

Pre-save Proxy: An A.N.I.M.O Story HERE

'Play Pretend' combines huge choruses, anthemic hooks and crushing riffs that are perfectly accompanied by waves of electronic ambience, soundtracking the aftermath of a nuclear World War...which is where our story begins... PROXY: An A.N.I.M.O. Story is a creative milestone for the band with a body of work thatcareens between rousing anthems and philosophical wonderment. It packs the personal and thematic punch Joel Quartuccio (vox) has made his calling card while indulging a new collaborative process which is miles ahead from BAAO's start. 

"As we all grow older, our lust for life and its abundant experiences start to wain as we succumb mentally and emotionally to life's responsibilities, struggles and obstacles. So often we fixate on the violent tossing and instability that comes from enduring the rapids of life instead of stepping back in our perspective and seeing it instead as a season, another valuable opportunity to strengthen our spirits or souls in a time of reflection and examination, knowing that the storm will indeed pass eventually. If we can continue to have faith in the processes of life and remember that we have lived through hardships before and come out the other side stronger, then we can learn to welcome the challenges, as tools and potential for personal growth. Our strength is found in weakness. This song was an opportunity for us, both as a band and for myself personally, to be reminded of this and resolve, through action, to continue changing our negatives in life into positives.- Joel Quartuccio 

Wondrously cinematic, taking both band and audience deeper into an infinitely unfolding saga, PROXY: An A.N.I.M.O. Story is the sound of a reinvigorated entity, ushering in a bold new chapter, free from preconceptions and eagerly embracing the unwritten future. The passion of the band's formidable past remains a dependable constant, arresting in its urgent delivery and authenticity. The energy pulsing through PROXY flows from the same source that built a dedicated community around BAAO's first four albums, but it's scope bigger, somehow both more cerebral and more soulful.

Grammy-nominated producer and collaborator Zakk Cervini (Blink-182, Poppy, Halsey) helped the band to build songs from the ground up, together in the studio, starting with 2018's "Alone," which emerged in just 12 hours. This new process carried forward into the making of PROXY. Each song sprang from the collective. Nothing was considered "finished" until everyone shared enthusiasm and satisfaction in the results.

BEING AS AN OCEAN first emerged from the mountainous areas of San Diego County and has since fashioned an immersive experience with every performance, wrenching catharsis from post-hardcore punch and ambient excursions. It's an approach that commands a crowd from the massive festival stages; co-headlining with Counterparts; headlining Europe's Impericon Never Say Die!

With a steadily building catalogue of moody anthems and textured epics that have earned them over 85 million global streams, BEING AS AN OCEAN is that rare heavy entity that offers a full experience for the head and the heart. Embracing vibe and spirit over precision and safety, BAAO stokes the embers that first drove them to make music into a raging inferno of sound and emotion. 

 Sleeping With Sirens Announce November UK Tour.

Sleeping With SirensTuesday 23rd July 2019
Gold-certified quintet, Sleeping WIth Sirens have announced a UK headline tour this November. The tour is in support of the bands upcoming fifth full-length album, 'How It Feels To Be Lost', which will be released via Sumerian Records on September 6th. Pre-order bundles are available now from SirensMusic.co

You can see the band at the following dates: 
3rd November Waterfront Norwich
4th November SWX Bristol
5th November Becket Uni Leeds
6th November Garage Glasgow
7th November O2 Institute Birmingham 
9th November Electric Ballroom Camden

Tickets on sale 26th July
The band have also released the second single taken from the new album- 'Break Me Down'. The new track follows the release of first new single from the upcoming album, 'Leave it All Behind' which delighted Sleeping With Sirens fans across the globe upon its release. Being heralded as a return to the band's earlier, heavier form, 'Break Me Down' is a further taster of this return to their heavier roots with huge riffs, frantic drums and visceral screams from the band's frontman, Kellin Quinn.
Released exactly 1 month ago (June 19th), first single 'Leave It All Behind' has already hit over 2.2 million streams on Spotify, the official music video has clocked up 1.5 million views on YouTube and it's been featured on the cover major streaming playlists including Spotify's 'Rock This' and 'New Core', Amazon Music's 'Rock Scene' as well as being included on Apple Music's 'Breaking Hard Rock', Spotify's 'New Music Friday' and Deezer's 'Heavy New Rock'.

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).

  Track 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

 Volbeat Release New Single.

VolbeatTuesday 23rd July 2019
Multi-platinum Danish rock band VOLBEAT have just debuted the music video for their new song “Cheapside Sloggers,” featuring a guest guitar solo by Gary Holt of Exodus and Slayer. The track comes from their forthcoming seventh album Rewind, Replay, Rebound, out August 2nd via Vertigo Records.

“I wanted to add something new and not typical, so why not bring in Gary Holt? He is a great guitar player, and the solo sounds great,” says singer and vocalist Michael Poulsen.

The video was directed by Shan Dan Horan of Shadow Born Group, who has previously created many lyric videos for the band, including “Parasite,” “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown,” “For Evigt,” “The Bliss,” “Black Rose,” and “Seal The Deal” from Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie.

Watch the video for “Cheapside Sloggers (feat. Gary Holt)” here.

VOLBEAT will release their seventh album Rewind, Replay, Rebound, on August 2nd via Vertigo/Universal. For the album, VOLBEAT — Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) —build upon the 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 2-CD deluxe edition, a special deluxe edition box set, and transparent and blue coloured vinyl, numbered and limited to 1000 copies each. Fans can also see the video for previously released single "Last Day Under The Sun" here.

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. 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, including backing vocalist Mia Maja and the Harlem Gospel Choir, who both return after appearing on 2016's Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie. Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon is featured on “Die To Live,” a collaboration that is the result of the bands touring together and a love for the singer’s gruff and powerful style. 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.

Starting next week, the band will spend the Summer on the road in North America with Slipknot as special guests on their Knotfest Roadshow North American Tour alongside Gojira and Behemoth. Tickets for the 29-date tour are on sale now here.

The band also announced the first leg of their headline 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 are now on sale 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.

 Comeback Kid Announce Tour Supports.

Comeback KidMonday 22nd July 2019
Having just wrapped up another successful UK and European headline show plus festival run, Canada's finest hardcore punks COMEBACK KID are pleased to announce that a Bournemouth show date has also been added to last week's tour announcement, with Sick Of It All and Cancer Bats.

The band are still touring in support of their latest acclaimed studio album Outsider which is available to purchase HERE & HERE

Make sure to catch the band live on one of the below dates! 

Bournemouth tickets will go on sale this Friday 19th July @ 10am (via the below link).
All other tickets are on sale now!

Dragon Fire Tour
SICK OF IT ALL + COMEBACK KID + CANCER BATS
06.11. DE Hamburg - Markthalle
07.11. BE Antwerp - Trix
08.11. DE Leipzig - Werk 2
09.11. PL  Krakow - Kwadrat
10.11. HU Budapest - Dürer Kert
11.11. CZ Prague - Meet Factory
12.11. AT Vienna - Arena
14.11. DE Munich - Backstage
15.11. DE Berlin - Astra
16.11. DE Würzburg - Posthalle
17.11. DE Herford - X
18.11. DE Cologne - Essigfabrik
19.11. NL Eindhoven - Effenaar
21.11. UK Glasgow - Slay
22.11. UK Sheffield - Corporation
23.11.UK  Bournemouth - O2 Academy*on sale this Friday
24.11. UK London - Electric Brixton

 Just 3 Weeks Until Bloodstock Open Air.

Bloodstock Open AirMonday 22nd July 2019
With just 3 weeks to go 'til BLOODSTOCK, we've got the final bands to announce for festival weekend!  Have you prepped your tent and grabbed your ticket?! VIP tickets have now sold out, but there's still time to grab a standard weekend or a one day ticket at the ticket store!  Last week we also learned of a surprise special guest gracing this year's event, when ROSS THE BOSS confirmed that former-Judas Priest axe legend, KK DOWNING will be appearing with him for part of his set at Catton Park, heralding KK's first public performance in 10 years!  None more metal!


Due to the unfortunate cancellation of CODE ORANGE's Summer European shows, THE WILDHEARTS will step into their Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Saturday.  Their frontman Ginger tells us "I am over the fucking moon to be playing BLOODSTOCK festival.  I've been waiting for this for years. I always said that the first time I attend BLOODSTOCK, I want to be on the bill.  What a way to lose your cherry!"  The band's latest album, 'Renaissance Men' landed recently, heralded as one of the best rock albums of the year so far by Classic Rock Magazine.  Check out 'Dislocated' here - https://youtu.be/xhoa0E87h34.   

Also charging in to grab a spot on the Sophie Lancaster stage are Scottish gloom squad, LOTUS EATER, replacing SHVPES, who've also regrettably had to cancel.  The Glasgow based outfit recently released their 'Social Hazard' EP via Hopeless Records.  Check out the video for 'Mother' here - https://youtu.be/55Ffb_NNsL0

Rounding out the Jagermeister stage bill are death metal trio PEMPHIGOID and heavy groove rock squad, BLACK FALCON who both play Saturday, as well as sludge metal crew  CRIMSON TUSK and female-fronted death/groove outfit, JACKALS BACKBONE who fill out Sunday's line-up. 
Finally, we can also announce our last batch of New Blood stage artists, winning their spots via the Metal 2 The Masses programme!  Friday brings Somerset death/thrash champions DEATH BY KI, Brighton's progressive/tech victors GAIA, London runners up, alt progsters  XERO, and a bonus from the Merseyside final, trad metallists MIDNIGHT PROPHECYOn Saturday, Cheltenham winners GRIEF RITUAL add some new wave blackened hardcore, joined by Bristol's prog thrash conquerors VOLTUNAS, London's groove metal top dogs EMPIRE WARNING, doom beasts VOIDLURKER, who won in Birmingham, annnnd we were so impressed by melo-death act STORMCAST at the Brighton final, we've given them a slot too. There's two more bands finishing off the Sunday New Blood line-up - and they are Leicester's prog metalheads FRACTIONS and Leeds industrial groovers LEADROBOT.

Pick up your weekend tickets for £145 (+ fees) and children's weekend tickets at just £35 (+ fees) over at the BLOODSTOCK store.  VIP tickets are now SOLD OUT!  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!  

If you're looking for a shortcut and don't fancy lugging a tent to and from the festival, the folks at TANGERINE FIELDS are your friends!!  They can get you fixed up with a pre-erected tent on site. Just go see them in the Midgard camp site on arrival or pre-book your needs in advance online at www.tangerinefields.co.uk/events/bloodstock-open-air.html.  


The full range of BLOODSTOCK's 2019 merch is also available to order in advance via 'click and collect' (buy online and pick up your gear on site at the festival), including a limited run of bomber jackets and reusable water bottles.  Check out all the options at https://bloodstock.bmerch.net/click-and-collect and grab your favourites or sizes before they sell out. 


Planning your travel to BLOODSTOCK?  Need a ride or driving there and looking to earn some cash for your empty seats?  With GOCARSHARE 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, THE WILDHEARTS, 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, LOTUS EATER,  INCITE, HYPOCRISY, TAAKE, THE LAZYS, XENTRIX, and many more on the Catton Park stages this August.  


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

 Goo Goo Dolls Release Brand New Single 'Miricle Pill'..

Goo Goo DollsMonday 22nd July 2019
Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have unveiled the official music video for their single "Miracle Pill" today. The song marks the first release from the band's brand new upcoming album also titled Miracle Pill, which observes and reflects on the current landscape of instant gratification and relief that everyone seems to be seeking. Featuring lead singer & guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist & vocalist Robby Takac, the video shows the band in a plain white room. After taking the "miracle pill', the walls start to bleed vivid technicolour paint, ultimately ending in chaos. The piece was directed by Ed Gregory & Dan Cooper and exclusively premiered via Billboard earlier today. The official music video link can be found HERE.

Goo Goo Dolls are currently in the midst of a massive co-headlining amphitheater tour alongside GRAMMY-winning band Train. The nationwide 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.

2019 Tour Dates
July 16th - Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater*
July 18th - Walker, MN @ Moondance Jam*
July 20th - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater*
July 21st - Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
July 23rd - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
July 24th - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center*
July 26th - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
July 27th - Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*
July 28th - Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook Music Pavilion*
July 30th - Bangor, ME @ Darling's Waterfront Park Pavilion*
August 1st - Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain*
August 2nd - Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center*
August 3rd - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
August 5th - Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood Amphitheatre*
August 6th - Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest*
August 7th - Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion*
August 9th - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion*
August 10th - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion*
August 11th - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena*
August 14th - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center*
August 16th - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center*
August 17th - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center*
September 22nd - Recife, Brazil @ Estádio do Arruda
September 25th - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Allianz Parque
September 27th - Curitiba, Brazil @ Pedreira Paulo Leminski
September 29th - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Rock in Rio 2019
October 2nd - Lima, Peru @ Estadio Monumental

*Co-headlining dates with TrainBroken Pieces
Know One
Beautiful Pain
Louder Than Your Love
Paint It Black
21 Guns
Put The Gun Down
Homecoming King

Ghost Of Ohio
We Don’t Have To Dance
 

 The Menzingers To Release New Album.

The MenzingersTuesday 16th July 2019
Philadelphia-based punk band, The Menzingers will release their sixth studio record 'Hello Exile' on October 04 via Epitaph.

The album arrives as the follow-up to the band's 2017 critically acclaimed release 'After The Party', which debuted #19 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart and #67 on the Top 200. In creating the album, the band again joined forces with producer Will Yip (Mannequin Pussy, Quicksand), spending six weeks recording at Yip's Conshohocken, PA-based Studio 4. "That's the longest amount of time we've ever worked with Will," notes vocalist Greg Barnett. "We wanted to make sure these stories didn't get lost in the music, so we kept it to a lot of room sounds with the guitar and bass and drums." Pre-orders for Hello Exile are available here.
 
The band has released the video for the first single off the forthcoming record, 'Anna'. On the track, The Menzingers turn their incisive songwriting to matters of love and romance, exploring the glories and failures of human connection. A wistful piece of jangle-pop, 'Anna' paints a portrait of lovesick longing, complete with dreamy recollections of wine-drunk kitchen dancing.
 
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'ANNA' NOW

On 'Hello Exile', The Menzingers take their lyrical narrative to a whole new level and share their reflections on moments from the past and present: high-school hellraising, troubled relationships, aging and alcohol and political ennui. With the band achieving that soul-baring intimacy all throughout the album, 'Hello Exile' emerges as The Menzingers' most emotionally daring work to date.

Featuring singer/guitarists Greg Barnett and Tom May, bassist Eric Keen, and drummer Joe Godino, The Menzingers formed as teenagers in their hometown of Scranton in 2006, then later relocated to Philadelphia. The band made their Epitaph debut with 2012's 'On The Impossible Past', which was voted Album of the Year by Absolute Punk and Punk News. Arriving in 2014, their fourth album 'Rented World' was praised as "packed with clever songwriting" by The New York Times and "a colossal fist-pumper" by Stereogum. In February 2017, The Menzingers released their fifth album 'After The Party', which landed on best-of-the-year lists from outlets like Clash and Noisey, with Stereogum praising its "almost unfairly well-written punk songs."

'Hello Exile' Track Listing
1. America (You're Freaking Me Out)
2. Anna
3. High School Friend
4. Last to Know
5. Strangers Forever
6. Hello Exile
7. Portland
8. Strain Your Memory
9. I Can't Stop Drinking
10. Strawberry Mansion
11. London Drugs
12. Farwell Youth

The Menzingers will hit the road early 2020 in Europe and the UK. All the upcoming tour dates are listed below. Tickets will be on sale Friday 19th July – 9am UK / 10am CEST. For more information visit http://www.themenzingers.com/.

TOUR DATES
25/01 – Hamburg, Germany – Gruespan
26/01 – Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu
28/01 – Vienna, Austria – WuK
29/01 – Zurich, Germany – Dynamo
30/01 – Stuttgart, Germany – Universum
31/01 – Munich, Germany – Technikum
01/02 – Cologne, Germany – Kantine
03/02 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
04/02 – Antwerp, Belgium – Zappa
06/02 – Southampton, United Kingdom – Engine Rooms
07/02 – Bristol, United Kingdom – SWX
08/02 – Manchester, United Kingdom – Albert Hall
10/02 – Dublin, Ireland – Whelan's
11/02 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – QMU
12/02 – Newcastle, United Kingdom – The Riverside
14/02 – Birmingham, United Kingdom – The Asylum
15/02 – London, United Kingdom – O2 Forum Kentish town

 Mallory Know Release New Single.

Mallory KnoxTuesday 16th July 2019
The release of Mallory Knox' fourth album is nearly here. The self-titled record will be out 16 August via A Wolf At Your Door Records and the latest single from it has now been revealed. 'Livewire' was written by vocalist and guitarist Sam Douglas post-midnight after a particularly miserable day. Following on from the recent release of album track 'Guts', 'Livewire' is further embodiment of the personal catharsis that's felt throughout 'Mallory Knox'. 

On top of being a melting point of riffs and melody, 'Mallory Knox' sees the band channeling all their experiences (and frustrations) to date, using their new aggressive flair to get their point across. 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.

The Cambridge four-piece are set to embark on an extensive UK headline tour in September and October which will even take them to places they've never played 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. 

LIVE DATES:
27/07 Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, UK
16/08 Junction, Cambridge, UK  - album release show
15/09 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK  
16/09 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK  
17/09 The Fleece, Bristol, UK  
19/09 The Horn, St Albans, UK  
20/09 Met Lounge, Peterborough, UK  
21/09 BlackMarket VIP, Hastings, UK  
23/09 Phase 1, Liverpool, UK  
24/09 Gorilla, Manchester, UK  
25/09 Foundary, Sheffield, UK  
27/09 Underworld Camden, London, UK  
29/09 The Boileroom, Guildford, UK  
30/09 Mama Roux's, Birmingham, UK  
01/10 Waterfront Studio, Norwich, UK  
02/10 Polar Bear, Hull, UK  
04/10 MK11, Milton Keynes, UK  
05/10 Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow, UK  
06/10 Key Club, Leeds, UK  
07/10 Think Tank?, Newcastle, UK  
09/10 Cavern, Exeter, UK  
10/10 Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham, UK  
11/10 The Shed, Leicester, UK  
12/10 Booking Hall, Dover, UK  
13/10 Esquires, Bedford, UK

'MALLORY KNOX' TRACK LISTING:
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
 

 While She Sleeps Announce Biggest Ever UK Tour.

While She SleepsTuesday 16th July 2019
WHILE SHE SLEEPS will be bringing their fervent live show to the biggest venues they've ever headlined in January 2020. Having released their new album 'SO WHAT?' to critical acclaim and fan furore earlier this year, the Sheffield, punk-fuelled metal band will be playing at London's famed Brixton Academy and Manchester Academy in January 2020. In what's sure to be one of THE metal line-ups of the year, Sleeps have enlisted stellar support acts in the form of Buffalo heavyweights Every Time I Die and Boston's Vein. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am. 

Says guitarist Sean Long "We don't know how to do anything else. This is what we were born to do. These shows are going to be the embodiment of our entire life's work  and we are going to give it all back to the fans. It's going to be biblical. We aren't slowing down anytime soon. The North Still Stands For Nothing and it always will."

The announcement of this sure-to-be-epic pair of shows comes off the back of an intense run of worldwide touring for the Sleeps band of brothers, which has already seen them sell out The Roundhouse in London, where they played complete with a live choir. They've also headlined  across Europe and Asia, as well as delivering massive festival sets in North America, Australia and the UK & Europe, including 2000trees just last week.  

You can discover more about While She Sleeps' 'SO WHAT?' journey in a 40 minute documentary on YouTube here. The album, produced by Carl Bown, has earned the band much-deserved Kerrang! and Heavy Music Award nominations, as well as seeing their monthly listeners on Spotify balloon to over 1 million around its release. 

WHILE SHE SLEEPS 
w/ support from Every Time I Die and Vein 

16 Jan - France, Paris Cabaret Sauvage
17 Jan - Belgium, Brussels AB Box
18 Jan - Germany, Cologne Live Music Hall
19 Jan - Germany, Munich Backstage Werk
21 Jan - Switzerland, Solothurn Kofmehl
22 Jan - Germany, Wiesbaden Schlachthof
23 Jan - Netherlands, Amsterdam Melkweg
24 Jan - UK, London Brixton Academy
26 Jan - UK, Manchester Academy

 Black Star Riders Release New Music Video.

Black Star RidersTuesday 16th July 2019
Afteryesterday's exclusive premiere on the Ken Bruce Show (BBC Radio 2), Black Star Ridersare thrilled to share their brand new single "Ain't The End Of The World", out today.
 
The second single is taken from the forthcoming fourth album "Another State Of Grace", set for release on 6thSeptember 2019, via Nuclear Blast, and it is accompanied by a sharp and unconventional animated video, which can be viewedherehttps://youtu.be/mv-tccUbm6U. 
 
"Ain't The End Of The World" is yet another example of Black Star Riders' skillful songwriting and distinctive sound.The track displays the band's unique sonic dimension, in which Scott Gorham's guitar intertwines with Christian Martucci's, the rhythmic section solidly sustains the melody throughout the song, and Ricky Warwick's powerful and raw vocals harmoniously bind music and lyrics.
 
Frontman Ricky Warwick comments: "Ain't The End Of The World" is trademark Black Star Riders.  Showcasing the dual guitars of Christian Martucci and Scott Gorham perfectly. It's a song of hope, positivity and seeing the light at the end of a dark tunnel in a world of uncertainty."
 
"Another State Of Grace" is a stunning collection of anthemic rock songs that will further develop the band's burgeoning reputation as one of the most essential acts within today's rock music scene. Recorded at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California in February 2019, the album was produced & mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep).
 
"Another State Of Grace" is available on CD, vinyl and vinyl picture disc, limited edition boxset and limited edition light green vinyl. Album pre-order is available HERE
 
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
Tickets are on sale now. 

 Fangclub Release Video For 'Vulture Culture'.

FangclubWednesday 10th July 2019
Following the release of their incredible new album, Irish rock band Fangclub have released a video for their new single of the same name "Vulture Culture".  Check out the video here:

So much of the best art, the best music, is exorcism, primal scream, raw and brutal honesty. The act of gathering up all of your fear, paranoia, addiction, love and despair and hurling it into a microphone, ripping it out of a guitar. Just such a record is Fangclub's second album 'Vulture Culture', (OUT NOW) an emotional maelstrom of violence, mental illness, suicide, social vampirism, drug overdoses and not a little romance, howled out in some of the most infectious and visceral rock music of the decade. 

Track Listing:
1: Last Time
2: Vulture Culture
3: Nightmare
4: Viva Violent
5: Every Day
6: Hesitations
7: Kingdumb
8: Heavy Handed
9: All I Have
10: Black Rainbow
11: Slow

Order 'Vulture Culture' HERE

Released July 5th on Vertigo Records, 'Vulture Culture', was recorded during an isolated, month-long stint at Giant Wafer Studios in Wales with producer duo Alex Loring & Tom Andrews, that tested and toyed with the band. "We always work best in isolation," says drummer Dara Coleman. "I jokingly went into it saying 'I'm willing to lose my mind for this album'. Around day twenty, things started getting weird - I started getting paranoid that everyone in the house hated me."

"There was a real atmosphere of obsession from everybody," adds Vocalist/Guitarist Steven King. "It's the craziest thing I've ever done. The theme of the album became violent, there's a lot of violence in the tone of it, towards yourself and other things." 

Steven forced himself to write his lyrics at the last minute, to ensure they were as raw and honest as possible. "It comes off as a heavier record because I didn't have time to hide the real stories. It really captured something. The pressure added to it, like 'that line's pretty revealing but I have to put it down, I don't have anything else'. We could've gone in and made another debut, this punk thing with loads of hooks, or I could back myself into a corner. It's a strangely revealing and personal album but I don't feel afraid to share it because it's almost as if I've expelled the things."

Woven into 'Vulture Culture's broader sweep - obsessive love songs ('Kingdumb'), and commentary on the carrion concerns and internalised violence of the new generation ('Viva Violent': "people are so violent to themselves, the way they talk to themselves, they're living a life of violence inside, mirroring the reality of what it's like outside," Steven says) - are some of the most revealing confessionals in recent rock memory. From the epic, slow-burning opener 'Last Time' (which is made up of extracts from a confessional note that Steven wrote his girlfriend, which he sang to her in a lamplit studio) to 'Heavy Handed' and 'All I Have' which confront the mental health & substance problems that have tormented Steven and close loved ones, the album ebbs and flows with a common narrative.  Tracks like 'Slow', 'Nightmare' and prowling first single 'Hesitations' - featuring a children's choir - hint at suicidal thoughts, addiction and intense paranoia. "I was completely erratic," Steven says of his darkest moments, "I was paranoid I was being followed. I had this doomlike feeling every day that something was coming to get me." 

In summing up 'Vulture Culture' , Steven says "We are so proud of this record.  It's a culmination of a lot of chaos and inner mental violence which almost capsized the band.  Making this record got us through the fog and we have a new lease of life. The energy is real, the chaos makes sense and the violence is fuel for the fire."

Already kicking off the summer in style by supporting Smashing Pumpkins on their European tour  and Metallica and Slane Castle, Fangclub are packing out the rest of 2019 with festivals and a headline UK and EU tour.  Catch Fangclub live at one of the following shows:

July
26th Standon, UK, Standon Calling Festival
27th Pikehall, UK, Y-Not Festival

 
August 

15th Zurich, Switzerland, Musikfestwochen Festival

 
October

2nd Liverpool, Zanzibar
3rd Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
5th Glasgow, The Attic Bar
6th Newcastle, Riverside 2
7th Edinburgh, The Mash House
9th Hull, Adelphi
10th Manchester, Night People
11th Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
12th Guilford, Boileroom
13th Bristol, Crofters Rights
14th Exeter, Cavern Club
16th London, Camden Assembly
17th St. Albans, The Horn
19th Brighton, The Green Door Store
20th Southampton, Joiners
24th Zurich, Werk 21
25th Nyon, La Paranthese
27th Munich, Folks! Club
28th Vienna, Arena
30th Berlin, Auster Club
31st Hamburg, Hafenklang

November 
3rd Netherlands, Cinetol

December
13th Dublin, Button Factory

 Mystery Jets Release New Single 'Hospital Radio'.

Mystery JetsWednesday 10th July 2019
Today Mystery Jets release new track Hospital Radio.
Listen here: https://MysteryJets.lnk.to/HospitalRadioSo

The track is an ode to the NHS and the staff that have helped lead singer Blaine Harrison, who has spent a large portion of his life relying on local hospitals due to having Spina Bifida. In the month of the NHS' 71stanniversary, the band are heading out this week to some local London NHS hospitals to play Hospital Radio live on air.

Blaine explains, "I was born in the NHS and it has saved my life several times over. I spent so much time on wards growing up that they became a second home to me and inspired the first song I wrote. 

Over the years, I have come to see NHS nurses and doctors as our guardian angels, beautifully portrayed at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. 

But austerity measures over recent years have meant that the spectre of privatization has become a very real, and threatening prospect. 

Whilst in hospital last month for on-going leg surgery, I lay in bed watching President Trump's televised address to the British media, in which he boasted that NHS contracts would be part of future trade deals. It gave me the chills, as it must have done to many others. I felt especially fearful of what the future might hold for the elderly people in the beds around me, many of whom are already in danger of falling through the cracks of the social care system.
 

Sometimes music can reach places deep within us that can't be reached by words alone. On this, the 71st anniversary of the creation of the National Health Service, it feels right to release this song to express our gratitude."

Mystery Jets are unique for the unusual network of relationships at their centre: Blaine and Will have known each other since nursery school; drummer Kapil Trivedi joined them in 2003 as a teenager and – famously - Blaine's father Henry Harrison, once a touring member, remains an invaluable part of their creative process, a "conduit" for ideas and a "walking library" of literary references, taking the band's lyrical sketches and pulling extra reading from his shelves to help them expand their thoughts. Bass player Jack Flanagan joined the band five years ago and instantly meshed with their sensibilities.

Exploding on to the indie scene in the mid noughties from beginnings on London's Eel Pie Island, Mystery Jets have always ploughed their own musical furrow. While so many of their more two-dimensional peers have long since faded away, what's kept Mystery Jets consistently fascinating over the last fifteen years has been an itchy footed desire to keep trying new things. From follow up Twenty One's dazzling jumble of electro, off kilter indie and suit-jacket-sleeves-rolled-up yacht rock, Serotonin's well-buffed melodies and the dust-stained Americana of 2012's Radlands, to be a follower of Mystery Jets' music has been to eagerly await the next move of their restlessly curious muse.The band released their critically acclaimed album 'Curve of the Earth in 2016, which featured the Ivor Novello nominated track 'Telomere'.

The band will be heading out this summer on a string of UK festival dates:

           12.07.19          Spilliers Wharf (w/Bloc Party)     Newcastle UK
13.07.19          TRNSMT Festival                     Glasgow, UK
25.07.19          Kendal Calling                          Penrith, UK
01.08.19          Neverworld                             Edenbridge, UK
02.08.19          110 Above                              Atherstone, UK

 Dream State Release New Single 'Primrose'.

DreamstateWednesday 10th July 2019
Welsh four-piece DREAM STATE have released their brilliant new single 'Primrose' on Wednesday 10th July through UNFD. Along with the recent 'Hand In Hand' single, it is the first taste of new music from the band since their debut Recovery EP (20 million streams and counting) back in 2018. 'Primrose' also had its first radio play on Radio 1 last night/this morning as a Jack Saunders Midnight Drop, which you can listen to - HERE

The band have now finished recording their debut album with producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari), and it is set to be released later this year. More news on that coming very soon.

Stream/Purchase 'Primrose' - HERE
Watch the video - HERE
 
From DREAM STATE vocalist CJ on the new single "Sometimes life will put you to the test, we can find ourselves in these cycles and they present themselves in different forms, when I thought I had broken one of mine, I found myself right back at square one, I was in pursuit of pleasure despite the negative outcomes and I found myself trapped again."
"Sometimes we have to fall and fall to truly awaken and conquer our egos. There's still so much we have to learn about ourselves and this is a chance to express my journey and open the door to anyone fighting the same demons. We want you to see that through darkness, light can be found."
From guitarist Aled about the recent confirmed departure of original bass player, Danny Lewis - "Unfortunately we're having to say goodbye to our friend and bassist Danny, as he has decided to focus his time on his wonderful family. We wish him all the best with his future and we'll miss him dearly!"

The band can also announce a UK headline tour in October and November, full list of dates below, and support TBC. Tickets on sale Friday 12th July, buy tickets - HERE

October 2019
27th - Glasgow - Cat house
28th - Manchester - Club Academy
29th - Birmingham - Asylum
30th - Bournemouth - Old Fire Station


November 2019
1st - Swansea - Sin City
2nd - London - ULU

 Lucy Spraggan Announces Lengthy UK Tour.

Lucy SpragganWednesday 10th July 2019
2019 is proving to be another hugely successful year for Lucy Spraggan. She's already released her fifth studio album 'Today Was A Good Day', played Glastonbury and SXSW, toured Europe and Scandinavia with Melissa Etheridge, and completed her own US and UK headline tours. Now Lucy continues that momentum by announcing a 32-date tour of the UK & Ireland, which commences in Gateshead on October 8th.

The lead single from 'Today Was A Good Day''Lucky Stars' has now had almost 1 million streams and was playlisted at Radio 2 – contributing to her incredible statistics of over 52 million YouTube views and 245 million streams on Spotify alone.  Other highlights on the album are 'End of the World' which was accompanied by a lyric video - WATCH HERE

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. That journey resulted in her becoming the most Googled musician of 2012.

Through relentless touring, her innate songwriting ability and an ever growing fanbase, Lucy has now achieved an incredible 5 consecutive Top 30 albums.

'Today Was A Good Day' marked a new chapter for Lucy musically and personally. Produced by Jon Maguire (Calum Scott, Kodaline)Lucy sounds at her most confident and accomplished.

Now the journey continues with this huge tour of the UK and Ireland playing at 32 different venues.  Tickets go on sale on Friday 12th July at 9.00am and can be purchased from HERE.

UK Headline Tour Dates
October
8th - Gateshead, Sage 2
9th - Norwich, Open                                                                                                                                 
10th - Cambridge, Junction
11th - Colchester, Arts Centre
15th - Derby, The Venue
16th - Nantwich, Studio
17th - Reading, Sub 89
18th - Dover, Banking Hall
23rd - Bath, Komedia
24th - Southampton, Engine Rooms
25th - Worthing, St Pauls
26th - Stowmarket, John Peel Centre
31st - Kendall, Brewery Arts Club
November
1st - Galashiels, Mac Arts
6th  - Bedford, Esquires
7th - Leeds, Wardrobe
8th - Carlisle, Brickyard
10th - Belfast, Empire
11th - Dublin, Grand Social
12th - Cork, Cyprus Avenue
14th - York, Crescent
16th  - Swindon, Level 3
17th  - Falmouth, Princess Pavillion
19th - Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
20th - Edinburgh, Liquid Room
22nd -  Liverpool, Leaf
23rd - Wolverhampton, Newhampton Arts Centre
24th  - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
26th  - Hitchin, Club 85
27th - Exeter, Phoenix
28th - London, Union Chapel
29th  -Margate, Dreamlands 

 Sum 41 Release New Single '45 (A Matter Of Time').

Sum 41Tuesday 9th July 2019
Sum 41 have released a fervent rock anthem today with '45 (A Matter of Time)'. An honest statement from frontman Deryck Whibley, the song is his way of expressing how he feels about the current state of the world in the aftermath of the latest Presidential election.

'45 (A Matter Of Time' joins previously released singles 'Out For Blood', 'Never There' and 'A Death In The Family' from Order In Decline, out July 19th on Hopeless Records. Looking back at the band's storied 23+ year career, this album is undoubtedly Sum 41's heaviest and most aggressive album to date, while also being their most dynamic and raw. 


WATCH THE VIDEO:
http://smarturl.it/45video

'Out For Blood' has landed the band in the Top 20 of a Billboard airplay chart for the first time since 2005. Currently holding the #18 spot on the Active Rock Radio Chart, the lead single has also hit #1 at Sirius XM Octane, and has been streamed over 4.48 Million times on Spotify while the music video has been viewed over 2.65 Million times. Combined with the other released singles, Order In Decline has already accumulated nearly 7 Million streams on Spotify.
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. 

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

 Lionize Releae New Single 'Cheap Perfume'.

LionizeTuesday 9th July 2019
US rock act LIONIZE have released 'Cheap Perfume', the second song off their forthcoming new album, 'Panic Attack!' (out October 18).

“This song is really a horror-fantasy about an evening at a gentlemen’s club gone wrong. It’s a Dungeons and Dragons meets From Dusk Till Dawn scenario where the protagonists are drawn into the soft blue glow of a dance club where many go in and few leave - in a slight return to our more fantasy based lyrics of Jetpack Soundtrack and Superczar albums," explains frontman Nathan Bergman.

Get the track at: https://lnk.to/CheapPerfume. Pre-order the limited edition brand new LP on Vinyl or CD here: https://buff.ly/2Q2XtVC.

Fans can also watch the video for previous single 'Loneliest Whale', again taken from the upcoming album 'Panic Attack!' at: https://youtu.be/GCkn3MY2mBY. Nathan comments, "We decided for the first time in our career to direct our own music video. This is the world premiere for ‘Loneliest Whale’ - where I am desperately and depressingly searching for my pod. I think music is such a beautiful community that brings everyone together - and even when we are at our loneliest music seems to be a constant friend. Also we got Jean-Paul from Clutch in a whale costume, so that’s fucking awesome.”

'Panic Attack!' showcases the band at their finest, bursting with huge choruses, massive hooks, and peak song-writing - LIONIZE's biggest, most song-driven, festival-ready album yet. The LP features Modern Drummer cover star & Clutch sticksman Jean Paul Gaster behind the kit and is the first to be released on LIONIZE's new label Electric Reckoning Music. 'Panic Attack!' was produced by LIONIZE with co-production from J. Robbins and Charlie Stavish (Imagine Dragons, Mars Volta), who also handled mixing duties. Pre-order at: www.lionizemusic.com.

'PANIC ATTACK!' TRACK LISTING:
1. Loneliest Whale
2. Cheap Perfume
3. Panic Attack
4. Andy Kaufman's Not Dead
5. Giant Spiders Of The Universe
6. Exploding Future Blues
7. Shot Down
8. Pretty Good Trick
9. Break Out
10. Heavy On My Mind

LIONIZE frontman Nate Bergman on working with Jean-Paul Gaster:
"We’ve worked with Jean-Paul on many aspects of the band over time - from producing, to touring, to helping us record and pre-produce entire albums. In many instances during an after hours late-night beer session in the studio or simply on a lunch break, Hank, Chris, and myself would find a chance to noodle around and jam with JP. It was always so exciting to play something new with the best rock and roll drummer in the world. When we asked him to record a full album with us and the answer was yes, it was an opportunity I knew would bring the best results the band has ever put forth. He is such a musical force that it's elevated the songs to a level we've never achieved before. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the magic we made together.”

Clutch's Jean-Paul Gaster on working with LIONIZE:
"I was honoured when LIONIZE asked me to play drums on their new album 'Panic Attack'. While I have worked with LIONIZE on many of their recordings, to be involved as a player this time around was an opportunity of a lifetime. Nate, Hank, and Chris have grown into musicians that inspire as much as challenge me. It was a thrill and the music we created is the best work the band has ever done. I’m excited for the fans to hear this unique mix of rock, funk, and soul music." 

 Ghost Announce UK And European Tour.

GhostTuesday 9th July 2019
Following the coveted Special Guest slot on Metallica's 26-date summer European stadium tour "WorldWired," and a 32-date Fall headline arena tour of North America, Ghost will bring its "Ultimate Tour Named Death" to European arenas starting November 16 at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England. The company will travel across the UK and Europe over a five-week period culminating in Toulouse, France on December 19.  Ticket go on general sale on Friday 12 July at 10am https://www.livenation.co.uk/

All Them Witches and Tribulation will support on all dates. Limited VIP packages will be available. Log on to http://ghost-official.com for all ticketing and VIP information.

The tour is in support of Ghost's critically-acclaimed album Prequelle that earned Top 10 status in 15 countries, received a Best Rock Album GRAMMY nomination in the U.S., a Swedish Grammis nomination as Best Hard Rock/Metal Record of the Year, and was named Best Album of 2018 in Kerrang!, Revolver, and Metal Hammer, with Kerrang! readers themselves echoing this sentiment, voting Prequelle winner of Best Album at the annual Kerrang! Awards ceremony held in central London just last month.

With more dates to be announced, the UK itinerary for Ghost's "The Ultimate Tour Named Death" is as follows:

Tour Dates:
16 November 2019                    Nottingham, U.K.                     Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
17 November                            Cardiff, U.K.                              Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
18 November 2019                   Glasgow, U.K.                           SSE Hydro
20 November                            Dublin, Ireland                           3Arena
22 November 2019                    London, U.K.                             SSE Arena
23 November 2019                    Leeds, U.K.                               Leeds Arena
 
Tickets for Ghost's 2019 tour go on sale to the general public on Friday 12 July 2019 at 10am https://www.livenation.co.uk/

Meanwhile, album track 'Faith' is currently A-listed at both Kerrang! and Planet Rock radio - the third single in row to make A-List across both stations.

Ghost recently premiered a brand-new webizode, "Chapter 7:  New World Redro."  This chapter first brings the viewer up to date with the Cardinal Copia-Papa Nihil-Sister Imperator storyline and then begins to lay the foundation for more backstory secrets yet to be revealed.  Check out "Chapter 7:  New World Redro" here.
 

 Frank Turner Announces New Album 'No Man's Land'.

Frank TurnerTuesday 9th July 2019
FRANK TURNER has announced details of his forthcoming eighth new album 'NO MAN'S LAND' released on August 16th on Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records.With 2018 Producer of the Year Catherine Marks at the helm and featuring a dynamic cast of all-female musicians,'No Man's Land' is an album dedicated to telling the fascinating stories of women whose incredible lives have all too often been overlooked by dint of their gender."These stories should have been told already," says Turner of the album and its accompanying podcast series, 'Tales From No Man's Land' which launches its first episode tomorrow. "And I suspect if they were men they would be better known."

The women featured on the album's 13 tracks come from across wide geographical and historical lines. There's Byzantine princess Kassiani (The Hymn of Kassiani), Egyptian feminist activist Huda Sha'arawi (The Lioness), and Resusci Anne (Rescue Annie) an apocryphal drowned virgin whose face was used as the model for the medical CPR mannequin across the world ("You can't not write a song about a woman who died never having been kissed and then became the most kissed face in history," reasons Turner). There's the serial killer from the Deep South who plucked her victims from lonely hearts pages (Nannie Doss), the jazz-obsessed heiress who fought for the Free French (Nica Rothschild), a rowdy coach house landlady from 17th century Camden Town accused of witchcraft (Jinny Bigham), the Wild West vaudeville star shot by a smalltown outlaw (Dora Hand). 

These are just a few of the fascinating characters who feature on No Man's Land and have long been ignored by the mainstream.

"It's bringing together my two main interests in life, which have always been separate from each other - history and songwriting," explains Turner, who can be found seeking out long-forgotten historical sites on self-guided psychogeographical strolls when he's not packing out arenas or headlining festivals. 

First single 'Sister Rosetta' is about the unparalleled Sister Rosetta Tharpe, one of the most important and influential musicians in American History.  On it you can hear guitar breaks lifted from Tharpe's own back catalogue. "Which I found challenging, because she's a way better guitar player than me," admits Turner. 

Despite the record's implicit feminism, it doesn't see Turner's clambering onto any kind of soapbox. "It's not telling anyone what to do or how to live or how to be," he explains, prepared for a variety of different reactions to the project, including those who might be wondering if it's really his place to be singing songs of disenfranchised women. "If there was a crowded field of people writing songs about Princess Kassiani then I would see the argument for me bowing out, but there isn't," he states. "No-one else is writing these songs right now. That's why I want to share these stories." 

No Man's Land also includes perhaps the most revelatory song of Turner's career. Written in tribute to his mother, Rosemary Jane honours her grit and determination through the harder parts of his childhood.

No stranger to appearing on other people's shows, Turner's own podcast 'Tales From No Man's Land' takes a deep dive into each song, like a sonic Cliffs Notes. Produced in collaboration with Somethin' Else it sees Turner talking to historians and experts at places important to the women on the record, from Jinny Bingham's coach house - which is now Camden's Underworld venue - to Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame which only last year honoured Rosetta Tharpe, the Dodge City's Boot Hill Museum and Southwark's Cross Bones graveyard. Each finishes up with Turner singing an acoustic version of the song. "I'm not someone who believes in the supernatural, but there's definitely an imprint when you're at the place that was important to them," says Turner. "It feels like a nice honouring, and a way to say 'hey, we're still thinking about you'."

The first episode of the podcast is available from 3rd July. There will be 13 episodes, releasing weekly and the podcast will be available from Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and all other podcast platforms.

NO MAN'S LAND features thirteen tracks:

  1. Jinny Bingham's Ghost
  2. Sister Rosetta
  3. I Believed You, William Blake
  4. Nica
  5. A Perfect Wife
  6. Silent Key
  7. Eye of the Day
  8. The Death of Dora Hand
  9. The Graveyard of the Outcast Dead
  10. The Lioness
  11. The Hymn of Kassiani
  12. Rescue Annie
  13. Rosemary Jane

 
FRANK TURNER will be performing in the UK throughout the summer:

 JULY
4th           Coventry Empire (Solo Show Benefit for Wayout Arts) 
5th          Ashton Hall, Lancaster (Solo Show Benefit for Morecambe Food Bank)
6th & 7th King Tuts, Glasgow (Solo Show)
11th        2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham
12th         Wasteland Festival, Newcastle
14th         Folk By The Oak Festival, Hatfield

AUGUST
3rd          Wickham Festival, Fareham
4th          Tunes in the Castle, Exeter
9th          Cropredy Festival, Cropredy
22nd      Cottingham Folk Festival (Solo Show)
25th       Greenbelt Festival, Kettering

 The Cult Announce October UK Tour.

The CultTuesday 2nd July 2019
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of The Cult's seminal album Sonic Temple. To celebrate the anniversary, Beggars Arkive will release The Cult: Sonic Temple 30 on September 13th. It will be released as a deluxe box set and a 5-CD set, as well as reissuing Sonic Temple on Double LP, which has been out of print for over 20 years. The sets both contain limited-release demos in addition to previously unreleased tracks. Full details and track-listings are below.

The band is also happy to announce more A Sonic Temple tour dates. After a run of hugely successful and completely sold out US shows, they will play 10 shows in the UK in October. Tickets on sale Friday, July 5th at 10.00am - www.myticket.co.uk - full dates below:

October
Tue 15th            Nottingham, UK -  Rock City
Thu 17th            Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
Fri 18th            Cardiff, Wales - Cardiff University
Sun 20th            Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
Mon 21st            Aberdeen, Scotland - The Music Hall
Tue 22nd            Glasgow, Scotland – O2 Academy
Thu 24th            Manchester, UK - Apollo
Sun 27th            London, UK - Eventim Apollo
Mon 28th            Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
Tue 29th            Portsmouth, UK - Guildhall

Originally released in 1989, Sonic Temple proved to be a pivotal moment for both band and the wider rock scene.  Produced by the legendary Bob Rock, Sonic Temple had four chart-topping singles; "Fire Woman", "Edie (Ciao Baby)", "Sun King" and "Sweet Soul Sister".

In a recent interview about the album, Ian Astbury explained how the band brought together hard rock and indie rock to create the unique, game-changing sounds on Sonic Temple. "We wanted to retain our core DNA as we went deeper into psych and hard rock influences. It was a complete immersion for me into art, film, music, poetry and literature, weaving those influences into what was to become Sonic Temple. The band was becoming more popular. We were in unchartbr>
d waters. Most of the bands we had come up with had split up or fallen off. We were accelerating. There was no real time to breathe. We were forming new allegiances and breaking the glass ceiling of 'the indie outsider.'"


The album catapulted The Cult into superstar status and remains their most commercially successful release. It has sold over 1.5 million copies in the US alone, and was declared platinum in 1990. It made it to #10 on the Billboard charts, and the aforementioned songs all remain rock-radio staples to this day.

The set list for the "A Sonic Temple" tour draws from The Cult's 10 studio albums with the centerpiece being a super set that's focused on the core songs from Sonic Temple; some of these songs have not been performed since the album was originally released. Each show will be a gathering and celebration for Cult fans–an opportunity to come together for one night–an event that will be memorable for all who attend. As Billy Duffy stated about the tour in a recent interview, "I'd like fans to not only allow themselves a little indulgence into maybe simpler happier times of the late 80s for a few hours at a ST19 show, but also be happy that the music is now really their possession, not ours, and to do with it what they will."

The BOX SET contains three pieces of vinyl and a cassette plus tour memorabilia and ephemera (replica of original laminate, backstage pass, original press releases, label copy and more). It's numbered and limited to 3000 pieces worldwide and contains 40 tracks, four of which are previously unreleased. LP1+2 contain the album as originally released. LP3 contains Live At Wembley recorded by the BBC, and the included cassette contains limited-release demos. Four of the live tracks are previously unreleased.

The FIVE-CD SET contains 53 tracks (including 6 previously unreleased) with the original album on disc 1, alternate edits, mixes, extended versions and acoustic versions on disc 2, limited-release demos on discs 3 & 4 and Live at Wembley recorded by the BBC on disc 5. Six of the live tracks are previously unreleased. It is beautifully packaged in book form with rare photographs and interviews with the band by esteemed UK journalist James Brown.

The DOUBLE LP is a revamped reissue of the original album. Now cut onto two pieces of black vinyl, the audio is improved and contains 16 tracks total, which comprise the original album plus 6 B-sides. It's been out of print for over 20 years.

The DIGITAL version will replicate the CD-set but excludes the original album for a total of 43 tracks.
BOX SET
3XLP
A1 Sun King
A2 Fire Woman
A3 American Horse
A4 Edie (Ciao Baby)
B1 Sweet Soul Sister
B2 Soul Asylum
B3 New York City
B4 Automatic Blues
C1 Soldier Blue
C2 Wake Up Time For Freedom
C3 Medicine Train (From the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)
C4 The River (From the Sweet Soul Sister single)
D1 Bleeding Heart Graffiti (from the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)
D2 Messin' Up The Blues (from the Fire Woman single)
D3 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from the Fire Woman CD EP)
D4 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD single)
E1 New York City (live) *previously unreleased)
E2 Automatic Blues (live) *previously unreleased)
E3 American Horse (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
E4 Sun King (live) *previously unreleased
F1 Soul Asylum (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
F2 Sweet Soul Sister (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
F3 Fire Woman (live) *previously unreleased

CASSETTE
A1 Sonic Temple Radio Promo
A2 New York City (demo)
A3 American Horse (demo)
A4 Sun King (demo)
A5 Automatic Blues (demo)
A6 Yes Man (demo)
A7 Wake Up Time For Freedom (demo)
A8 Citadel (demo)
A9 The River (demo)
B1 The Crystal Ocean (demo)
B2 Cashmere (demo)
B3 Edie (Cao Baby) (demo)
B4 Bleeding Heart Revival (demo)
B5 Star Child (demo)
B6 Medicine Train (Rock Demo)
B7 New York City (Rock Demo)
B8 Fire (Rock Demo)

5-CD SET
1-1 Sun King
1-2 Fire Woman
1-3 American Horse
1-4 Edie (Ciao Baby)
1-5 Sweet Soul Sister
1-6 Soul Asylum
1-7 New York City
1-8 Automatic Blues
1-9 Soldier Blue
1-10 Wake Up Time For Freedom
2-1 Sonic Temple Radio Promo
2-2 Fire Woman (Edit)
2-3 Messin' Up The Blues (from the Fire Woman single)
2-4 Medicine Train (From the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)
2-5 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from the Fire Woman CD EP)
2-6 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Edit)
2-7 Bleeding Heart Graffiti (from the Edie (Ciao Baby) CD EP)
2-8 Sun King (Edit)
2-9 Sweet Soul Sister (Edit)
2-10 The River (From the Sweet Soul Sister single)
2-11 Soldier Blue (Werman Extended Version)
2-12 Fire Woman (LA Rock Mix)
2-13 Sweet Soul Sister (Rock's Mix)
2-14 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD single)
3-1 Medicine Train (demo)
3-2 New York City (demo)
3-3 American Horse (demo)
3-4 Sun King (demo)
3-5 Automatic Blues (demo)
3-6 Yes Man (demo)
3-7 Fire (demo)
3-8 Wake Up Time For Freedom (demo)
3-9 Citadel (demo)
3-10 The River (demo)
4-1 The Crystal Ocean (demo)
4-2 Cashmere (demo)
4-3 Edie (Ciao Baby) (demo)
4-4 Bleeding Heart Revival (demo)
4-5 My Love (demo)
4-6 Star Child (demo)
4-7 Medicine Train (Rock Demo)
4-8 New York City (Rock Demo)
4-9 Fire (rock Demo)
4-10 Spanish Gold (jam Demo)
5-1 New York City (live) *previously unreleased)
5-2 Automatic Blues (live) *previously unreleased)
5-3 American Horse (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
5-4 Sun King (live) *previously unreleased
5-5 Soul Asylum (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
5-6 Rain (live) *previously unreleased
5-7 Sweet Soul Sister (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
5-8 She Sells Sanctuary (live) *previously unreleased
5-9 Fire Woman (live) *previously unreleased

STANDARD DOUBLE LP
A1 Sun King
A2 Fire Woman
A3 American Horse
A4 Edie (Ciao Baby)
B1 Sweet Soul Sister
B2 Soul Asylum
B3 New York City
B4 Automatic Blues
C1 Soldier Blue
C2 Wake Up Time For Freedom
C3 Medicine Train (From the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)
C4 The River (From the Sweet Soul Sister single)
D1 Bleeding Heart Graffiti (from the Edie (Ciao Baby) CD EP)
D2 Messin' Up The Blues (from the Fire Woman single)
D3 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from the Fire Woman CD EP)
D4 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD single)

DIGITAL ALBUM
1 Sonic Temple Radio Promo
2 Fire Woman (Edit)
3 Messin' Up The Blues (from the Fire Woman single)
4 Medicine Train (From the Edie(Ciao Baby) single)
5 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from the Fire Woman CD EP)
6 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Edit)
7 Bleeding Heart Graffiti (from the Edie (Ciao Baby) CD EP)
8 Sun King (Edit)
9 Sweet Soul Sister (Edit)
10 The River (From the Sweet Soul Sister single)
11 Soldier Blue (Werman Extended Version)
12 Fire Woman (LA Rock Mix)
13 Sweet Soul Sister (Rock's Mix)
14 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD single)
15 Medicine Train (demo)
16 New York City (demo)
17 American Horse (demo)
18 Sun King (demo)
19 Automatic Blues (demo)
20 Yes Man (demo)
21 Fire (demo)
22 Wake Up Time For Freedom (demo)
23 Citadel (demo)
24 The River (demo)
25 The Crystal Ocean (demo)
26 Cashmere (demo)
27 Edie (Ciao Baby) (demo)
28 Bleeding Heart Revival (demo)
29 My Love (demo)
30 Star Child (demo)
31 Medicine Train (Rock Demo)
32 New York City (Rock Demo)
33 Fire (rock Demo)
34 Spanish Gold (jam Demo)
35 New York City (live) *previously unreleased)
36 Automatic Blues (live) *previously unreleased)
37 American Horse (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
38 Sun King (live) *previously unreleased
39 Soul Asylum (live) from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
40 Rain (live) *previously unreleased
41 Sweet Soul Sister (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
42 She Sells Sanctuary (live) *previously unreleased
43 Fire Woman (live) *previously unreleased

 Helloween Announce Live DVD.

HelloweenTuesday 2nd July 2019
It was THE SENSATION of the year 2016. During the Hellbook production to celebrate HELLOWEEN's 30th anniversary, the contributors came to realise that the chemistry in the band had always been unique – and that what belongs together needs to be together again. However, the birth of "Pumpkins United" wasn't just an original line-up reunion, but the real deal. The ultimate cast consisting of all seven metal heroes: Deris, Kiske, Weikath, Hansen, Grosskopf, Gerstner, and Löble. What followed, was a cry of joy from North Germany's river Elbe to Rio's Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR with 69 shows in front of more than one million people in 32 countries acoss three continents in Fall 2017. The band's headline slots at Wacken, Rock Fest Barcelona and Masters of Rock, as well as their shows with Iron Maiden at the Sweden Rock Festival and Firenze Rocks, the revival was received enthusiastically, stages were set on fire, and tears were shed. After dates in the US and additional shows in Latin America, this tour for the ages ended in December 2018 with a highly emotional finale in Hamburg, where it all began in 1984. – Unforgettable metal nights that we'd love to experience again and again.

"This amazing journey was one of those 'magic moments' words can't describe – it simply was what we all love most: meet great people, go back in time with our memories, and celebrate the ultimate Helloween party together." Andi Deris, 2019

From October 4, 2019, that's finally possible: With the release of "UNITED ALIVE & UNITED ALIVE IN MADRID" we can transport ourselves to that tour at any time, and dive into every detail with hellish tracking shots, breathless close-ups, and intimate interviews. The artwork was created by Martin Hausler once again and offers plenty of unreleased live images.

"It wasn't easy to condense this unbelievable tour adequately and capture how it felt for us – that's why we had the idea to film the biggest festival gig, the most massive arena show, and the hottest club date." Michi Kiske, 2019

The DVD/BLU-RAY nails the tour with recordings from Wacken in front of 75,000 metal heads and 14,000 fans in the Madrid arena – and as a bonus, the show in the Espaço das Américas, gathering 8,000 in São Paulo. Altogether it offers over three hours of live material in stereo and premium 5.1 surround sound, plus backstage material, tons of surprises, and a very personal band interview about the past, present, and future. The LIVE-CD/VINYL presents a whopping 2 hours 20 of pure audio material from the concert in Madrid plus four bonus tracks from the shows in Prague, São Paulo, Wacken, and Santiago de Chile.

Unfortunately, Dave Mustaine had to cancel the MEGADETH tour due to his medical condition. Together with metal fans all over the world, the PUMPKINS wish him a speedy recovery and will be filling in for the band's Brazil dates last-minute, causing the scheduled studio dates to be postponed. Despite the occasion, HELLOWEEN are very happy to announce new shows at ROCKFEST, ROADFEST and ROCK LIVE, and to be able to celebrate the release day of "UNITED ALIVE & UNITED ALIVE IN MADRID" on October 4 live with the Brazilian fans and their friends IRON MAIDEN, SCORPIONS and SEPULTURA at what is probably the biggest and most legendary festival worldwide: ROCK IN RIO!

DATES:

21.09.  BR       São Paulo - Rockfest (w/ SCORPIONS, WHITESNAKE, EUROPE)
23.09.  BR       Uberlândia - Roadfest (w/ SCORPIONS, WHITESNAKE)
25.09.  BR       Brasília - Rock ao Vivo (w/ SCORPIONS)
28.09.  BR       Florianópolis - Rock ao Vivo (w/ SCORPIONS)
01.10.  BR       Porto Alegre - Rock ao Vivo (w/ SCORPIONS, WHITESNAKE)
04.10.  BR       Rio de Janeiro - Rock in Rio (w/ IRON MAIDEN, SCORPIONS, SEPULTURA)

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 Roam Announce UK Tour.

RoamTuesday 2nd July 2019
ROAM, from Eastbourne UK, have announced that their third album is titled 'Smile Wide' and it will be released on 06 September 2019 via Hopeless Records. This announcement comes with the release of the album's first single 'I Don't Think I Live There Anymore'. "This track uses the idea of an out of body experience to exemplify the feeling of being out of control in any situation," explains guitarist and vocalist Alex Adam. He continues "It follows the protagonist as they wander vacant through life, doing as they're told, going where they're told..." 

'Smile Wide' sees ROAM step up their game further than ever and the band are ready to hit the ground running, or back-flipping on stage as the case may be. They'll be kicking live proceedings off with labelmates and previous touring cohorts With Confidence on a co-headline UK & European tour in September and October, following the album's release. See below for details. 

Whilst recording 'Smile Wide' in Texas with producer Machine (Fall Out Boy, Clutch, As It Is), ROAM made a conscious decision to push the boundaries of the pop punk scene they've become a part of since their debut album 'Backbone' was released in 2016. They're moving their sound into new territories, embracing a more 90s feel and influences of grunge, nu-metal and alternative sounds.

The title of 'Smile Wide' refers to a lyric in the song 'Red & Blue'. As vocalist Alex Costello explains, "When everything's falling down around you and you're facing the worst situations, smile wide. It's like 'smile wide, here it comes, life's about to happen again.'"

That's what it's all about. Staying positive and stepping up to the plate, even in the face of adversity. "The album as a whole is about feeling overlooked and out of control," says Alex Adam. "It's about feeling like a puppet in someone else's game, and they're making decisions you don't agree with, it's about taking that control back and not letting people walk all over you anymore. 

On a larger scale, as citizens of the earth, we're in a place where we're being lead by people who don't have a fucking clue, and who are fucking up huge decisions that affect everyone, on a daily basis. We need to not just take it but stand up for what we believe in. 

Be unapologetically you."

 
'Smile Wide' Tracklisting:
1. Better In Than Out 
2. I Don't Think I Live There Anymore 
3. LOUD
4. Play Dumb 
5. Fire On The Ceiling 
6. Piranha 
7. Red & Blue 
8. Hand Grenade
9. Toy Box 
10. Turn 
  
ROAM Co-headline UK Tour with With Confidence:
September
20 Southampton 1865
21 London O2 Academy Islington
22 Bristol Thekla
23 Birmingham O2 Institute2
25 Glasgow Classic Grand
26 Manchester Academy 3
27 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
28 Leeds Key Club

 Jamie LEnman Releases New Single 'She Bop'.

Jamie LenmanTuesday 2nd July 2019
JAMIE LENMAN has today released his brand new single, a cover of 'She Bop' and Seal, taken from his brand new album 'Shuffle' which will be released on July 5th through
Big Scary Monsters (The Get Up Kids, Orchards, American Football, Martha).

Watch the video for 'She Bop' - HERE

From Jamie on the choice of track - "I've loved Cyndi Lauper since I got her greatest hits on tape at the age of ten, and in fact this isn't the first time I've covered one of her tunes. I've got all her records, I've read her book, she's a true icon and I hope she digs what I've done to her song. It just seemed like it would work so well in that sorta garage-disco sound, just a big fuzzy bass guitar and drums with a slap-back fifties-style echo on the vocals, and I feel like we managed to pull it off!"
 
More from Jamie, this time on 'Shuffle': "Shuffle is just around the corner now and I can hardly wait to unleash it on the public! We've put a few tracks out there over the past few months and I think people are starting to get a better idea of the scope and sound of the record, but believe you me, we've only scratched the surface!"

JAMIE LENMAN will host a competition winner, fan invited album listening party on Wednesday the 3rd July in London where 80+ super fans will be able to hear 'Shuffle' for the first time with Jamie talking about each track before and after they are played. He will also be at the below record shops for some in-stores week of 'Shuffle' release:

6th July - Reflex in Newcastle, 12:30pm
6th July - Rough Trade in Nottingham, 7:30pm
9th July - Resident in Brighton, 6:30pm


Following on from his debut solo double album 'Muscle Memory' in 2013 and the highly acclaimed 'Devolver' album from 2016, 'Shuffle' is another huge step forward for ex-Reuben front man JAMIE LENMAN and again will do away with any notion he has settled comfortably into a 'sound' or style as a solo artist.

At its very heart, 'Shuffle' is a covers (or reinterpretations) album, one where the listener can go on a 'shuffle' journey of their own, through all media - music, movies, books, games, cartoons. Every now and then the 'shuffle' will throw a curveball and maybe the listener skips it, or maybe they keep listening and it becomes their favourite. Like 'Devolver', producer Space (Idles, Black Futures) returns and helps Jamie realise his hugely ambitious artistic vision for 'Shuffe', a record LONG in the making.

The album is also not limited to reimagined songs - Jamie has covered television themes, film scores, and the music from his favourite video game. It's not even limited to music – there is a cover of a chapter from his favourite book and a scene from his favourite short film, in his debut acting performance alongside his favourite actor. "For me, this album has been a dream come true - total creative freedom, a chance to push myself into terrifying new territories. There are so many parts of it that I still can't believe we actually managed to achieve, from singing in ancient languages to acting with one of my heroes and so much more besides. I can't wait for everyone to hear it."

'Shuffle' track-listings:
1. Tomorrow Never Knows
2. Killer - VIDEO
3. Taxi Driver
4. Popeye - VIDEO
5. You're The Boss
6. Song Of Seikilos
7. Coda
8. She Bop - VIDEO
9. Adamantium Rage
10. Love Song For A Vampire
11. The Pequod Meets The Delight
12. A Handsome Stranger Called Death
13. Hey Jude
14. The Remembrance

Pre order 'Shuffle' - HERE
Live wise - Following his recent 2018 support tours with Biffy Clyro, Marmozets and Tonight Alive, as well as appearance at last years Download Festival (UK), Reeperbahn (Germany), Boomtown and ArcTanGent festivals, JAMIE LENMAN will this year be headlining his own stage/mini festival at 2000trees Festival in July as 'Lenmania II'. He will also be taking it on the road with two 'Road To Lenmania' shows in Glasgow (St Lukes, July 5th) and London (The O2 Academy Islington, July 7th) before the festival, featuring 3 bands from the Trees bill (Orchards, False Advertising and Frauds). At both shows, Jamie will be performing twice, opening the show and headlining - with opening set being an acoustic set. For both shows acoustic sets, he allowed fans to chose the set lists via an online vote form, mixing old, new and Reuben songs together. After the summer, he will be touring with Black Peaks across Europe, including 2 weeks in Germany.

JAMIE LENMAN has already performed at this years Glastonbury Festival and headlined stages at Live At Leeds, Handmade Festival, Smithdown Festival and played a couple of headline shows in Ireland last month.

ALL confirmed and announced JAMIE LENMAN dates:
Thu 11 July - 2000trees Festival 'Lenmania 2', Nr Cheltenham (stage headliner)
WITH Show Me The Body, Conjurer, Loathe, Orchards, Frauds and False Advertising
Fri 26 July - Trebur Open Air Festival, Hamburg, Germany


'Road To Lenmania' headline dates, with support from Frauds, Orchards and False Advertising:
Fri 05 July - St. Lukes, Glasgow
Sun 07 July - O2 Islington Academy, London


ALL European dates supporting Black Peaks:
Tue-Oct-15th - Netherlands, Haarlem, Patronaat
Wed-Oct-16th - Germany, Koln, Luxor
Fri-Oct-18th - Swiss, Frauenfeld,  Eisenwerk
Sat-Oct-19th - Germany, Wiesbaden, Kesselhaus
Sun-Oct-20th - Germany, Munich, Feierwerk (Kranhalle)
Tue-Oct-22th - Germany, Hannover, Lux
Wed-Oct-23th - Germany, Hamburg, headCrash
Fri-Oct-25th - Germany, Dresden, Loco
Sat-Oct-26th - Germany, Leipzig, Naumans
Sun-Oct-27th - Germany, Berlin, Musik & Frieden

 Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour Announces Save Ferris To The Line Up.

FireballMonday 1st July 2019
We are beyond excited to welcome legendary ska punk band Save Ferris as the special guests on this year's Fireball: Fuelling The Fire Tour! to the Fireball: Fuelling The Fire tour!  Once again showing their commitment to providing a most excellent night out, Fireball in association with Academy Events, brings you THE heavyweights of pop-punk, ska and rock to the Fireball: Fuelling The Fire tour. Save Ferris will join ska-punk legends Less Than Jake and Goldfinger (co-headliners),  and the winners of last years Fireball Hottest Band competition, Thieves Of Liberty. DJ Matt Stocks will keep the party vibe going between sets.

"The last time Save Ferris played the UK with Less Than Jake and Goldfinger, we had a blast! So we're very happy to be coming back to see all our friends and fans again, we missed you!" - Monique Powell, Save Ferris 

Fireball's Hottest Band competition also returns 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.  Previous winners include Sweet Little Machine and Lost In Stereo. Your band could soon be performing to huge crowds at iconic venues as you open for Less Than Jake, Goldfinger and Save Ferris as part of this mammoth tour when it hits the road this September. To enter, just fill out the form here and tell us why you're the perfect band to open for this amazing line up. 

"Something that has always been very important to Fireball is supporting the up and coming. There's so many excellent grassroots bands that never get the chance to be heard, which is why we started the Hottest Band competition right from the very first Fuelling the Fire Tour. It's also a great excuse for us to sit down and listen to some of the UK's finest new music that's not quite on the radar just yet."- Matt Reynolds, Fireball Brand UK Embassador

Competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 31 July 2019. One entry per band, entrants must be 18+ on date of performance and at least two members of the band must be based within 30 miles of the venue they are applying for. Winners will be notified by Friday 9 August 2019 and announced on Monday 12 August 2019. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

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 - £15!  Be quick - this offer ends on July 1st at midnight. (Ticket price thereafter is £18)

"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 are on sale now!

 Halestorm Go Platinum With 'I Miss The Misery'.

HalestormMonday 1st July 2019
Grammy Award winning US rock act HALESTORM learnt that their single, ‘I Miss The Misery’, from the album ‘The Strange Case Of’, was officially certified Platinum. The video for the track has garnered nearly 65 million views on YouTube to date at https://youtu.be/YpJAmlnBxoA

Earlier this month, HALESTORM became the first female-fronted band ever, to headline the Zippo Encore (second) stage at the UK’s Download Festival. It marks a milestone for the band and the festival in modern conversation about championing women in music.

Frontwoman Lzzy Hale declares, “It’s an honour to be the first female to headline Download Festival’s Zippo stage. It’s mind blowing that it has not been done a dozen times before...  I hope that through this accomplishment I can inspire other females to not only follow their dreams through, but lead them. I am the first… but I won’t be the last. There are so many amazingly talented women riding beside me.”

Andy Copping, Live Nation’s Executive President of UK Touring states, “I knew when I first started working with HALESTORM that they were a very special band. Watching them grow over the last few years has been a revelation. They are ambitious and incredibly hard working and it made total sense to have them headline the Zippo Stage at Download this year. Lzzy is a total superstar and if anyone deserves success and adulation it is her. Having HALESTORM be the first female fronted band to headline the Zippo Stage just shows what heights the band have achieved. It will only continue to go upwards from here.” 

Watch a short live clip of 'I Miss The Misery' from their incendiary Download Festival set at https://youtu.be/e00wHrxGHTM and tune in to Sky Arts on July 6th & 7th from 9pm for the full Download Festival highlights; Halestorm are included in both episodes. 

The band return to the UK in November for a headline arena tour, supporting latest album ‘Vicious’, which crashed straight into the UK and US Top Ten album chart upon release. The female-led tour features special guests, In This Moment and New Years Day.

When the tour was announced, Lzzy commented, "We've been wanting to put together a tour like this for a long time. We are some of the hardest working women in rock, so the fact that we are all on the same stage every night is something not to be missed! We support and love each other, and we are representing our genre. This lineup is a beautiful display of what it means to be a strong female example for rock fans everywhere."

>Dates run as follows:
Sun 24th Nov - GLASGOW Hydro 
Mon 25th Nov - NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Wed 27th Nov - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Thu 28th Nov - LONDON Alexandra Palace

 Alter Bridge Release New Single 'Wouldn't You Rather'.

Alter BridgeMonday 1st July 2019
Following the recently announced UK headline tour with Shinedown and Sevendust, ALTER BRIDGE has released the first song and music video from their upcoming sixth studio album, Walk The Sky, set for release on October 18. “Wouldn’t You Rather”, directed by Dan Sturgess, is a performance video that showcases the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums.

The video for “Wouldn’t You Rather” can be seen here: 

https://youtu.be/bAz1vYAwVKE
For over 15 years, ALTER BRIDGE has been a band known for blurring the line between hard rock and heavy metal. Recorded in a way 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 create 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 album is 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

Recently, ALTER BRIDGE announced the VICTORIOUS SKY TOUR running September 22 - October 25 that will take them throughout the United States co-headlining alongside Skillet with special guest Dirty Honey opening. The European headline tour billed as the WALK THE SKY TOUR is scheduled for November/December and will feature Shinedown and Sevendust in the UK and Shinedown and The Raven Age at the other European dates. The band has also been announced as part of the US-based, inaugural Exit 111 festival in October and as a headliner of the sold-out 2020 sailing of Shiprocked.

UK DATES with Shinedown and Sevendust:
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

 Apocalyptica Sign To Silver Lining Music And Announce Tour With Sabaton.

ApocalypticaMonday 1st July 2019
APOCALYPTICA, the symphonic Finnish metal superstars from Helsinki, are delighted to announce that after monthsof discussion, they have signed a deal with Silver Lining Music who will become the band's new label.

"We are excited to learn how a slim record company structure plus all the marketing instruments of perhaps the biggest metal music powerhouse (with festivals, touring business, merchandise, etc) are set up for 2020! This feels like the absolute right company for the times we are in. We are very excited about our new album and we have the strongest belief that Silver Lining is the right partner for our music!" affirms Apocalyptica.

Silver Lining Music are equally ecstatic to have secured Apocalyptica's signature. ThomasJensen,ownerand founder of Silver Lining Music, says:

"I have always been amazed at the sheer talent and visionary trait of Apocalyptica, it's a dream come true to beable to work with them. With the leadership of Serena Furlan and the forward-thinking A&R direction of Rod S. Kukla, Silver Lining Music offer Apocalytica a unique and exceptional partnership. The best is yet to come!"

Hot off the heels of signing with Silver Lining Music, the band are excited to announce that they will be going on acomprehensive European Tour with Sabaton as "Special Guests" starting on January 17, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland. Embracing fifteen countries over one month of premier dates – including Berlin's Max Schmeling Halle on January 25th and London's Wembley Arena on February 8th – The Great Tour will bring together two of Europe's mostsuccessful, and unique, metal acts for what promises to be a night of unrelenting power.
Apocalyptica recently completed work on a new album, which will be released in early 2020, and was mixed by Andrew Scheps, whose CV includes work with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Metallica and Black Sabbathamong many star names. More information on all aspects of the release will be made available soon.


DATES FOR "THE GREAT TOUR" AS SPECIAL GUESTS TO SABATON:


17/01/2020 – Zurich, Hallenstadion (CH)
18/01/2020 – Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle (DE)
19/01/2020 – Munich, Olympiahalle (DE)
21/01/2020 – Vienna, Gasometer (AT)
22/01/2020 – Budapest, Arena (HU)
24/01/2020 – Warsaw, Torwar (PL)
25/01/2020 – Berlin, Max Schmeling Halle (DE)
26/01/2020 – Prague, O2 Arena (CZ)
28/01/2020 – Milan, Alcatraz (IT)
31/01/2020 – Frankfurt, Festhalle (DE)
01/02/2020 – Oberhausen, König Pilsener Arena (DE)
02/02/2020 – Antwerp, Lotto Arena (BE)
04/02/2020 – Barcelona, Sant Jordi (ES)
05/02/2020 – Madrid, Vistalegre (ES)
07/02/2020 – Paris, Zenith (FR)
08/02/2020 – London, Wembley Arena (UK)
09/02/2020 – Amsterdam, Afas Live (NL)
11/02/2020 – Hamburg, Sporthalle (DE)
12/02/2020 – Copenhagen, Forum Black Box (DK)
14/02/2020 – Gothenburg, Scandinavium (SE)
15/02/2020 – Stockholm, Hovet (SE)
16/02/2020 – Oslo, Spektrum (NO)

 Neck Deep Release New Single 'She's A God'.

Neck DeepThursday 27th June 2019
Neck Deep have today surprised fans with the release of a brand new single and music video. 'She's A God' is an effervescent and charming song that basks in the warm glow of knowing you don't need to travel to find peace and strength - it's in the person beside you. The dynamic and layered new sound further cements the band's place in the forefront of today's Alternative Rock scene.

"She's A God is a song that is, pretty much, about worshipping your other half, but for the little things like waking up in the morning and seeing them get ready for the day. Those moments where you're just in awe of how glorious a person can be. It's pretty simple, no deeper meaning here, just a love song comparing a relationship to theology." shares front man Ben Barlow on the honest and captivating track.

'She's A God' was produced by Matt Squire and was recorded in Wales at the legendary Monnow Valley Studio, which has been a recording home for artists like Oasis, Queen, Led Zeppelin and more.
This is the first new piece of music since the band's monumental 2017 release, The Peace And The Panic, which catapulted the band into mainstream success with a #2 charting position on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart as well as a #4 entry on the UK Official Albums Chart.

The band also released an accompanying music video, which can be streamed HERE. Barlow continues sharing; "Being able to be pretty close to home, without the distractions of a major city gave us a totally new perspective and creative space to explore. We decided to shoot the music video while we were down in the studio, just taking advantage of our surroundings, and wanting to give people a little insight into what we experienced that week. We shot the whole thing totally analog, which was exciting. Not knowing what footage you got until the film is developed was like waiting for a mini Christmas, and again, we're stoked with what we got."

Even by Neck Deep's now astronomical standards, their third album The Peace And The Panic has been a success of unprecedented proportions, cementing their position as one of rock's hottest young properties and the zeitgeist-capturing band of their generation and scene.

The band have graced the covers of Kerrang!, Rock Sound and Alternative Press across the album cycle and made their live TV debut on Last Call With Carson Daly. The trophy cabinet keeps growing too, with the quartet picking up Best British Band at Rock Sound's 2017 awards, while stand out single 'In Bloom', which has over 26 Million streams on Spotify and 13.5 Million views on YouTube, snagged the Best Song gong at 2018s Kerrang! Awards.

An incredibly exciting future is ahead for the band who have found both their voice and the ears of a truly global fan base. While it might look from the outside like Neck Deep already have the world in the palm of their collective hand – the truth is they're only just getting started.

 Liam Gallagher Announce UK Arena Tour.

Liam GallagherThursday 27th June 2019
Liam Gallagher has announced details of a major UK tour. The 11-date schedule includes a huge London show at the The O2 as well as what's sure to be a rapturously received homecoming set at Manchester Arena. Huge demand for tickets has been a hallmark of Liam's solo career. His debut UK arena tour saw all 100,000 tickets sell out within a morning, while all 40,000 tickets for his Finsbury Park show were snapped up within minutes.

Fans who pre-order 'Why Me? Why Not.' from Liam's official store will receive access to an exclusive pre-sale for tour tickets. The pre-sale opens at 9am UK on Wednesday July 10th and continues until the general sale commences at 9am UK on Friday July 12th at https://www.livenation.co.uk/.

Liam Gallagher's eagerly anticipated second album 'Why Me? Why Not.' is shaping up to be one of the album events of the year when it's released on September 20th on Warner Records.

The reaction to the lead single 'Shockwave' was biblical. It shot straight to the top of the Official Vinyl and Trending Charts, in the process underlining Liam's status as a rock star who speaks to new and established fans alike. And his current momentum is only going to continue to explode over the weekend when he hits Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage on Saturday evening.

Now Liam previews the Glastonbury set by sharing his brand new track 'The River'. Powered by a visceral, driving riff – think Led Zeppelin powered by Madchester energy for 2019'The River' finds Liam's distinctive sneering vocal delivering a rallying call for the current generation to fight for change. Its anarchic attitude targets the figureheads of the establishment – from money-sucking MPs to vacant celebrities.

The track was co-written by Liam alongside the track's producer Andrew Wyatt, who was a key collaborator on the all-conquering solo album 'As You Were'.

'The River' lives up to Liam's ambition for 'Why Me? Why Not.' As he stated, "I want the second album to be a step-up because the hardest thing to do is to make something the same, only better. So that's what we've done. It's a better record than 'As You Were'. Which is saying something, as that was epic, wasn't it?"

Both 'The River' and 'Shockwave' are available as instant downloads for fans who pre-order 'Why Me? Why Not.' from https://store.liamgallagher.com/uk/. The album will be available on a variety of CD, vinyl, download and streaming formats. There will also be a special D2C package which compiles a deluxe CD, a sun yellow vinyl album and a one-sided etched 12" which features three deluxe bonus tracks along with a demo recording that's exclusive to this format – all packaged in a hardcover book. Liam has today revealed the 'Why Me? Why Not.' album cover, which features a new portray courtesy of photographer Tom Beard.

U.K. Tour Dates:  

11 November 2019          Cardiff, U.K.                       Motorpoint Arena
12 November 2019          Birmingham, U.K.              Birmingham Arena
14 November 2019          Aberdeen, U.K.                  P&J Live
15 November 2019          Glasgow, U.K.                    The SSE Hydro
17 November 2019          Newcastle, U.K.                 Utilita Arena
18 November 2019          Sheffield, U.K.                   FlyDSA Arena
20 November 2019          Manchester, U.K.              Manchester Arena
21 November 2019          Liverpool, U.K.                  M&S Bank Arena
24 November 2019          Dublin, Ireland                  3Arena
26 November 2019          Nottingham, U.K.              Motorpoint Arena
28 November 2019          London, U.K.                    The O2

Tickets for Liam Gallagher's 2019 U.K. Tour go on sale to the general public on Friday 12 July 2019 at 9am at https://www.livenation.co.uk/.

 Mean Jeans Release New Song.

TMean JeansThursday 27th June 2019
Since their recent foray into the world of brand marketing, Mean Jeans have been living the life: chugging Mountain Dew, scarfing Totino’s, auditioning for the next Bill & Ted’s excellent adventure, and generally keeping it real.

Lucky for us, they found the time to bang out a new album, and it’s a ripper! Mean Jean’s stellar new full-length, Gigantic Sike, hits the streets on August 30th. The first single, “Party Line,” is meant to be cranked up with the top down. Check it out on Spotify, our YOUTUBE channel, or anywhere else that you like to listen to tasty jams. Then, you can pre-order Gigantic Sike today! If you’re quick, you’ll be able to score colored vinyl, or better yet, a Mean Jeans fanny pack! Well, what are you waiting for? An endorsement from the party captain himself, Billy Jeans? Here you go

“Selling out to Mountain Dew wasn't all it's cracked up to be, so Mean Jeans are back with a straight-up stripped-down party punk record. It's called Gigantic Sike. It was gonna be called something more reasonable and the songs were gonna be more marketable and I was gonna get a real job, but we put a big 'ol sike on it instead. 'Party Line' is basically a jingle for the party hotline that nobody seems to be calling anymore. (My cell phone). Give it a try, I'm standing by.” 

"You basically have to be an idiot or a psycho to continue playing in a band in your 30s while trying to survive in the real world — but that’s a good thing," posits Mean Jeans vocalist/guitarist Billy Jeans, as he stretches out on a beach in Lake Tahoe. (No, seriously.) He's not only catching some rays but reflecting on the inspiration behind his band's new album, Gigantic Sike, out August 30th on Fat Wreck Chords.

"A gigantic sike is an escape plan,” he says. “It's the idea of being able to just drop a big 'ol whoopsie-daisies on everything we've done up to this point — the songs, albums, the band's existence, my own personal existence — and play the whole thing off as a goof. It's a joke on the fantasy of sneaking out the backdoor on a crummy identity you didn't necessarily mean to create.”

Gigantic Sike is Mean Jeans' fourth full-length — or fifth, if you include last year's Jingles Collection, a 23-song assemblage of unsolicited product jingles written for brands like Totino's, Skoal and Mountain Dew. ("I think the jingles are our best work, but I guess you can't mosh to windshield-wiper endorsement ballads," Jeans explains.) The trio recorded Gigantic Sike's 11 songs over three days in Los Angeles in December 2018 (the first day was spent learning the tracks; the next two spent hammering them out). Like all prior Mean Jeans albums, Gigantic Sike falls into the category of three-chord, heavily Ramones-influenced party punk, though there's a bit of a twist this time.

"These songs are fun and fast, but at their core, they're about the bleak existence of a party boy," Jeans says. "All of my favorite Mean Jeans songs have an element of sadness, cynicism, or darkness to them. They're dumb, but there's honesty in the lyrics."

The record opens with "Party Line," and within the first 15 seconds, Billy Jeans sings about Coors Light, cocaine and mentions his actual phone number. This is still very much the Mean Jeans you know and love. But, as the frontman elucidates, there's more to it.

"On the surface, it's about a hotline you call when you're ready to party," he says. "But the party line is just my cellphone, and the song is about how no one's blowing up the party line anymore and everyone's moving on with their lives. Plus I get blown up with robocalls every day, so who cares who has my number?"

Gigantic Sike finds the power trio trying a few new things — the double-time drum beat in "Basement Animal" and the key change in "Just A Trim (Don't Buzz Me Alright)," for example (and yes, the latter song is a Wayne's World reference, thanks for noticing) — but the band's speedy, buzzsaw pop-punk sound is still intact. While Jeans is proud of 2016's Tight New Dimension, he feels that the band "tried too hard" on the album.

"For a band like Mean Jeans, there is no direct correlation between trying harder and the music getting better, in my opinion," Jeans says. "For Gigantic Sike, the approach was 'write songs, bang ’em out and not over-analyze it. Keep it simplistic, true to form. When in doubt, punk it out."

Just like cultishly loved but critically misunderstood world-builders such as Andrew W.K. and "Weird Al" Yankovic, Mean Jeans too have created a universe in which the band and their fans reside, one which values comedy equally as tragedy, highs as important as lows.

"There is a Mean Jeans universe I can't totally define, but it's cartoonish, idiotic and existential — and definitely in outer space," Billy says. "I hope that some people identify with it, and that it leaves some people scratching their heads. I hope somebody wonders, 'Is this whole record a joke on me?'"

While the album takes a number of cues from real life — for example, "I Fell Into A Bog" is inspired by the time drummer Jeans Wilder actually, literally fell into a Florida bog during the Fest and wasn't located by the band until the next morning — Gigantic Sike's mission statement concludes with its closing track, "Time Warp," a fizzy, melodic number that is gonna sound great through your local dive bar's PA as a few hundred drunk punks sing along. "If the Gigantic Sike concept is the idea of being able to run away from all of the stupid decisions you've made so far in life, 'Time Warp' is the exit strategy," Billy Jeans says. "Siking a misled party life and taking the time warp to start over again is a theme in the record — laughing at what you've become and wondering if you can just warp your way out of it."

Nowadays, Mean Jeans' members are scattered across three different states, and they're probably feeling the effects of being in a party-punk band for more than a decade. But Billy Jeans says despite the loose theme of Gigantic Sike, Mean Jeans isn't going anywhere. "How do you function as a band when you live in three different cities?" he asks. "You gotta wing it. Make up the rules as you go. We never had band practice when we were all in Portland, so what our new strategy presupposes is, maybe that's punk?"

MEAN JEANS
12 Jul in Portland, OR @ Punk In Drublic Fest - Portland Meadows

Gigantic Sick track listing:
1. Party Line
2. Basement Animal
3. Just a Trim (Don't Buzz Me Alright)
4. One More Before We Go
5. Stuck in a Head
6. Buddy's Leaving
7. I Fell Into a Bog
8. What the Fuck Is up Tonight?
9. Turning Green
10. Blackout Magazine
11. Time Warp

 Issues Release New Single.

IssuesThursday 27th June 2019
After taking some time off the road and to work on other things, Issues returned with 'Tapping Out,' a brilliant and bold banger. Perfecting their signature cocktail of metallic groove, hip-hop phrasing, alternative echoes, and edgy pop appeal, the Atlanta outfit delivered an instant irresistible anthem where singer Tyler Carter's nimble delivery slips from R&B swagger into hard-hitting heaviness. 'Tapping Out,' which originally premiered on Revolver, is the bands first new music in three years.

Watch 'Tapping Out' here
'The song was most directly written about 'Tapping Out' of a relationship and its context plays to the theme of any type of fighting match,' frontman Tyler Carter said. 'However, upon collaborating with director Dillon Novak, we felt that aiming the visual towards the idea of fighting with yourself would be more relatable and pack a deeper meaning.'
Carter continued, 'Some of the things we wrote about were the real struggles we faced while on a hiatus and while making this album. 'Win or lose' is kinda where we are with this, and we have every ounce of our souls set on winning. Over-working, self-doubt, self-hatred, depression and anxiety, and not breathing fresh air enough — all of the things that have been a struggle during this chapter.'

Issues are currently on tour with I Prevail in the US.   

 The Chats Announce December UK Tour.

The ChatsThursday 27th June 2019
From forming in their mate's bong shed in Coolum, Queensland 2016 when all three members were seventeen, to scoring a 24-carot bona fide viral hit on YouTube with 'Smoko' (currently up to 7.2 million views) and headlining the Electric Ballroom in London in two short years, The Chats ascent has been rapid to say the least.

Following their forthcoming first appearance at the Reading and Leeds Festival in August, the Australian pub rock trio (they prefer 'shed rock') have also announced that they will be closing 2019 with a full UK tour in December, culminating in a headline show at The Forum, London on December 14th.

The Chats represent everything that's good about Australia and nothing that's bogan: a rebel spirit, gallows humour and the endless hedonistic pursuit of A Bloody Good Time. Cold stubbies within close reach, 24-7.
 
The trio met in music class while at St Theresa's Catholic College in Noosaville, a suburb of Noosa, Queensland, two hours north of Brisbane, and began practicing in the shed in nearby Verrierdale (pop: 775) during their final year of education (the school's website notes "Whilst their music may not be everyone's cup of tea, they have certainly made an impact, and they continue to Dare the Dream."). Their name meanwhile comes from the nearby suburb of Chatswood; in certain Sydney suburbs "chat" also means shit ie. "Your singlet's fucking chat, mate".

Drawing influence from the same fertile Australian pub rock scene that spawned everyone from AC/DC and The Saints to Cosmic Psychos and The Hard Ons, while sharing a similar singular self-contained approach (if entirely different sound) to their art as such latter-day Aussie rock heroes as King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, The Chats simply describe themselves as "dropkick drongos from the Sunshine Coast of Australia". It'd be difficult to argue otherwise

Their dress-down image of mullets, shorts, sports tops, thongs or a sandals-and-socks combo, and cheap sunnies celebrates this fact. But don't by mislead: The Chats are sharper than you think, and they write killer songs that hold their own in any era. Their self-titled debut EP was recorded in their school's studio in 2016 and featured seven joyous sky-punching tracks that combined 60s garage punk and 70s new wave punk (highlights included 'Mum Stole My Darts' and the 53 seconds bratty thrash of 'Yeah Nah'). It was followed in 2017 by Get This In Ya, another thrilling seven song slice of economic, stripped-down, early Buzzcocks/Ramones-styles punk tension, whose lyrics read like a litany of things to hate for youthful malcontents the world over (overdue social security payments, lack of bus fare, Nazis).

With two hundred gigs under their belts, The Chats began 2019 by signing a publishing deal with Universal Records and started their own label records, Bargain Bin Records.

Still in their teens, The Chats have mastered it. Mozart began composing at the age of four, but these boys were born singing anthems, and their forthcoming debut album seems destined to be the greatest collection of music ever made, not only in Coolum, Queensland, but the entire universe. Every other musician should probably give up today.

See The Chats live at the following dates. Pre-order tickets at: thechatslovebeer.com available this Friday June 28th:
 
Nov 30th Brighton, Concorde 2
Dec  1st  Oxford, 02 Academy
Dec 2nd Norwich, Waterfront
Dec 3rd Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Dec  4th Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Dec  5th Newcastle, Riverside
Dec  6th Edinburgh, Summerhall
Dec  7th Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Dec  9th Glasgow, Garage
Dec  10th Manchester, 02 Ritz
Dec  11th Birmingham, 02 Institute
Dec 12th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Dec 13th Bristol, 02 Academy
Dec  14th London, 02 Forum 

 Tiny Moving Parts Sign To Hopeless Records And Announce New Studio Album.

Tiny Moving PartsWednesday 26th June 2019
Hopeless Records is excited to announce the signing of Tiny Moving Parts. Today, they've shared "Medicine" the first single from the band's forthcoming album breathe, out September 13th, 2019. Fans can watch the music video for 'Medicine' here: smarturl.it/MedicineVideo
Speaking of the track, Dylan Mattheisen said, "'Medicine' is about everything around you falling apart. When people come and go in a lifetime, I try to focus on the happiness and guidance they've provided me instead of the sadness of them leaving" 

Mattheisen is afraid of death. That's nothing new. In fact, it's a fear that has flowed, in one form or another, through every album the Benson, Minnesota band has released so far. But on breathe, the band's fifth proper full-length, it's become more obvious and prevalent than ever. At the same time, this set of songs is designed to help quell those anxieties, both for Mattheisen and the dedicated following he and his cousins – brothers Matt and Billy Chevalier – have built up since forming the band in 2008.

"I just feel as time goes on that everything means more and more," says Mattheisen. "So this record covers things we've talked about in the past – the fear of dying, losing someone through moving away or the passing of someone – but it concentrates more on the positives, and being happy things happened instead of sad they're taken away. It's about finding that mindset to keep on powering through."

Written in between tours since the release of their last record, Swell, released in January 2018, breathe finds the band moving forward sonically as much as they are pushing through emotionally. Recorded with longtime collaborator Greg Lindholm, who oversaw seven songs, and established pop producer John Fields (Jimmy Eat World, Goo Goo Dolls, All Time Low), who handled the other three, breathe is full of the same emotionally-driven blend of math-rock, pop-punk and emo that they've made their own, but it also branches out. 

breathe is more than just an album. It's an emotional crutch. It's moral support. It's the friend we all need at our darkest times. It's the sound of a band coming to terms with their own mortality, their own anxieties, their own self-doubts. And it's a reminder that, as long as there are songs sung back as if our lives depend on them, we are never alone. 

 Bury Tomorrow To Play 'Black Flame' Album During December UK Headline Tour.

Bury TomorrowWednesday 26th June 2019
South-Coast metallers, Bury Tomorrow, have announced that their UK Headline Tour in December will see the quintet play their 'Black Flame' album in full, as well as other fan favourites. 

Speaking of the news, frontman Dani Winter-Bates says, "We are absolutely stoked to announce that we will be playing Black Flame in full on our tour at the end of the year. As this is the end of the Black Flame cycle we wanted to give fans a special chance to see and hear the album as it was written and intended. We hope everyone is excited as we are! Long live Black Flame."

Earlier this month, the band recently released a deluxe version of the album, featuring live versions of album tracks 'Black Flame', 'No Less Violent' and 'The Age' from the band's o2 Forum Kentish Town show at the end of 2018, as well as a previously unheard track 'Glasswalk'
DECEMBER
13: PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre
14: NOTTINGHAM Rock City
15: CARDIFF Y Plas
17: NEWCASTLE Riverside
18: GLASGOW SWG3
20: MANCHESTER Academy
21: LONDON Roundhouse

 Killswitch Engage Announce New Studio Album And UK Headline Tour.

Killswitch EngageWednesday 26th June 2019
"'Unleashed' is about inner passion and rage coming up to the surface," explains singer Jesse Leach. "We all have that wild within that often stays dormant until a tragic event triggers and awakens it. This song is about that awakening within. I feel we were able to capture something raw and intense on this song and I'm stoked for everyone to hear it! The new album Atonement is a reflection of perseverance and passion through the trials and suffering of our existence."

Atonement is the culmination of a trying and turbulent two-year period. KsE started kicking around ideas for the album as early as 2017. The band recorded the bulk of the material separately on both coasts. However, in the middle of the process, a polyp developed scar tissue in Leach's throat, forcing him to undergo surgery. The intense three-month recovery ended with speech therapy, vocal therapy, and scream therapy. The band ultimately emerged with an album that is further evidence of their undeniable legacy as one of the most enduring metal bands of the last two decades and beyond.

The elaborate illustration on the Atonement album cover was created by talented UK-based artist Richey Beckett (Metallica, Mastodon) with the band's own Mike D'Antonio handling art direction and layout duties.

ATONEMENT TRACK LISTING:
1. Unleashed
2. The Signal Fire [featuring Howard Jones]
3. Us Against The World
4. The Crownless King [featuring Chuck Billy]
5. I Am Broken Too
6. As Sure As The Sun Will Rise
7. Know Your Enemy
8. Take Control
9. Ravenous
10. I Can't Be The Only One
11. Bite The Hand That Feeds

KsE will spend the summer on a co-headline US tour with Clutch from July 8th - August 4th including a number of US festival dates. Today, the band are pleased to announce their return to Europe for a headline run in the autumn, kicking off in Norwich, England on October 14th and wrapping up November 10th in Nuremberg, Germany. Support bands will be announced at a later date.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE IN EUROPE:

Mon 14th Oct - NORWICH (UK) UEA
Tue 15th Oct - BRISTOL (UK) O2 Academy
Thu 17th Oct - GLASGOW (UK) Barrowland
Fri 18th Oct - MANCHESTER (UK) Academy
Sat 19th Oct - BIRMINGHAM (UK) O2 Academy
Sun 20th Oct - LONDON (UK) O2 Academy Brixton
Tue 22nd Oct - BRUSSELS (BEL) AB
Wed 23rd Oct - AMSTERDAM (HOL) Melkweg
Fri 25th Oct - OBERHAUSEN (GER) Turbinenhalle
Sat 26th Oct - BERLIN (GER) Huxleys
Mon 28th Oct - HELSINKI (FIN) Circus
Wed 30th Oct - STOCKHOLM (SWE) Fryshuset
Thu 31st Oct - OSLO (NOR) Rockefeller
Fri 1st Nov - KARLSTAD (SWE) Nojesfabriken 
Sat 2nd Nov - COPENHAGEN (DEN) Amager Bio
Mon 4th Nov - WARSAW (POL) Stodola
Tue 5th Nov - LEIPZIG (GER) Werk 2
Wed 6th Nov - MUNICH (GER) - Tonhalle
Fri 8th Nov - LAUSANNE (SWI) Les Docs
Sat 9th Nov - PRATTELN (SWI) Z7
Sun 10th Nov - NUREMBERG (GER) Loewensaal

 Set It Off Announce October UK Tour.

Set It OffWednesday 26th June 2019
Set It Off have dropped a hypnotic new video for fan-favourite track 'Hourglass'. Taken from the bands new album Midnight released earlier this year the video is available to watch now here

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) and is out now. 

Video follows on from a previously announced UK&EU headline tour. These shows see the band taking in 11 countries including their biggest London headliner to date at Heaven.  The band sold out their most recent tour on every date earlier this year in April. 

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 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 now at http://setitoffband.com

Set It Off are known for creating their own original brand of pop music, infusing bold electronic elements that guide loud, driving rock instrumentations with guitar riffs as catchy as the choruses. The end result is an overall feel-good, dance-worthy vibe. Set It Off, who originated in Clearwater, Florida but are now L.A.-based, command attention and bring authenticity back to pop music in a bold and unapologetic way. The group's last full-length release, Upside Down, was cited as one of the "Most Anticipated Albums of 2016" by Alternative Press and followed the band's sophomore album, Duality, which debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard Independent Chart. The band's debut full-length, Cinematics, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard South Atlantic Heatseekers Regional Chart, No. 4 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart, No. 9 on Billboard Next Big Sound Chart, and even broke into the Billboard Top 200 chart. Now, Set It Off call Fearless Records their home for their next chapter. 

 Black Peaks Announce UK Headline Tour.

Black PeaksWednesday 26th June 2019
The incredible Brighton four piece BLACK PEAKS can today announce a MASSIVE UK and European headline tour for October and November 2019! These will be some of the bands biggest ever headline shows, and will take in The Electric Ballroom in London on Friday the 11th October.

"This tour truly is a step up for us as a band, and we're genuinely so excited about every aspect of what we have planned. These are some legendary venues, some amazing support bands, and we also have some tricks up our sleeve too....We've just had some truly life-affirming festival shows for us as a band, and right now we're hungry for more! See you all in October!" - BLACK PEAKS

All tickets will go on sale this coming Friday 28th June at 10am, and you can purchase from either:

https://myticket.co.uk/ / http://blackpeaks.com/

All of the UK BLACK PEAKS headline shows, support on all dates from
Black Futures and Bitch Falcon:
Thu-Oct-3rd - Manchester, Gorilla
Fri-Oct-4th - Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Sat-Oct-5th - Glasgow, Garage
Sun-Oct-6th - Birmingham, 02 Institute 2
Tue-Oct-8th - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thu-Oct-10th - Bristol, The Fleece
Fri-Oct-11th - London, Electric Ballroom


All of the BLACK PEAKS European headline shows, support from
Jamie Lenman and Phoxjaw:
Tue-Oct-15th - Netherlands, Haarlem, Patronaat
Wed-Oct-16th - Germany, Koln, Luxor
Fri-Oct-18th - Swiss, Frauenfeld,  Eisenwerk
Sat-Oct-19th - Germany, Wiesbaden, Kesselhaus
Sun-Oct-20th - Germany, Munich, Feierwerk (Kranhalle)
Tue-Oct-22th - Germany, Hannover, Lux
Wed-Oct-23th - Germany, Hamburg, headCrash
Fri-Oct-25th - Germany, Dresden, Loco
Sat-Oct-26th - Germany, Leipzig, Naumans
Sun-Oct-27th - Germany, Berlin, Musik & Frieden
Tue-Oct-29th - Denmark, Copenhagen, Beta (support TBC)
Thu-Oct-31th - Sweden, Malmo, Babel (support TBC)
Fri-Nov-1st - Norway, Oslo,  John Dee (support TBC)
Sat-Nov-2nd - Sweden, Stockholm, Bar Brooklyn (support TBC)
Mon-Nov-4th - FInland, Helsinki, On the Rocks (support TBC)


Live wise this year, following on from a month long UK tour with Enter Shikari, a European tour with Nothing More, a special Great Escape show for Fender with Frank Carter & The Rattlenskaes and a HUGE show at this years Download Festival, the band will be touring the UK with Gojira (and fellow support act, Rolo Tomassi) in late June, playing a section of European festivals including Full Force in Germany and Sonic Park in Italy (with Slipknot).

ALL other currently announced BLACK PEAKS live dates:
Thu-Jun-27 – Italy, Bologna, Sonic Park Festival (1st on. Slipknot headline)
Fri-Jun-28 – Germany, Gräfenhainichen, With Full Force Festival
Sat-Jun-29 - Birmingham, O2 Academy (supporting Gojira)
Sun-Jun-30th - London O2 Academy Brixton (supporting Gojira)
Mon-July-1st - Manchester O2 Apollo (supporting Gojira)
Sat-Jul-6 – Netherlands, Andijik, Dijkpop Festival
Thu-Jul-25, Germany, Munich, Free & Easy Festival
Fri-Jul-26 – Germany, Bausendorf, Riez Open Air Festival
Sat-Aug-3 – France, Malestroit, Au Pont Du Rock Festival
Fri-Aug-9 – Winchester, Boomtown Fair (Festival)
Sun-Aug-11 – Netherlands, Leeuwarden, Into The Grave Festival
Sat-Aug-31 – Torquay, Burn It Down Festival

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Recently, the band have also toured with A Perfect Circle across Europe, a UK tour with Marmozets and a special one off show for BBC Radio 1 in Swansea, as a headliner for their Biggest Weekend Fringe Festival/event. These tours add to an already impressive touring history that includes dates and tours in UK and Europe with the likes of Mastodon, Architects, A System Of A Down, Prophets Of Rage, Dillinger Escape Plan, Bury Tomorrow, Lonely The Brave and Arcane Roots. Last summer, the band also played a host of UK and European festivals including ArcTanGent (August) and Reading and Leeds (August), a 2nd stage headlining slot at the 2000trees Festival (July) and Fat Lip Festival (August).

The bands 2nd album 'All That Divides' was released in late 2018 and garnered rave reviews across the board, including NME (5/5) Upset Magazine (5/5 and of whom put the band on the cover for their September issue), Kerrang! (4/5), Dork (5/5), Metal Hammer (8/10), Planet Rock Magazine (4/5), Rhythm (4/5), Discovered Magazine (10/10), The Skinny (4/5) and New Noise (US - 5/5), with The Independent stating "..their sublime second album All That Divides, which is massive in every sense of the word. Bringing in Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse) was a master-stroke – his production plays a big part in how the album offers up vast sonic landscape that takes you on an intense, emotional journey via album highlight "Aether", across "Slow Seas", and closing on "Fate I & II". This feels like a real achievement."

 Beartooth Announce 2020 UK Headline Tour.

BeartoothWednesday 26th 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. 
 

 Riskee And The Ridicule Release New Music Video.

Riskee And The RidiculeWednesday 26th June 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.

Following the release of explosive first single 'Kaboom!' earlier this month, where listeners got their first taste of the forthcoming album's aural feast, this week finds the band in a more reflective mood with the release of new single 'In The Dark We Dwell'.

"'In The Dark We Dwell' is about gravitating towards self destruction," explains frontman Scott Picking. "It's an insight in to the past. It's about who we used to be and who we are now."

The video directed by the band, is a respectful nod to Keith Flint and anyone suffering from their own internal darkness. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/4mDYbvdMI0Q

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.

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.

Catch the band live at Rebellion Festival this August.

Pre-order the album here: https://bit.ly/2VVJRla
Watch the 'In The Dark We Dwell' video here:
https://youtu.be/4mDYbvdMI0Q

 Nova Twins Announce September Headline Tour.

Nova TwinsWednesday 26th June 2019
With John Kennedy from Radio X already giving them a single of the week feature for new track "Devil's Face" and the band turning heads when they performed to a huge crowd on the main stage at Hellfest and packed tents at Download and Nova Rock festivals (with Fever 333 and PENGSHUi watching them side of stage), Nova Twins are excited to announce a run of headline dates in the UK this September.  
September

12th UK, Southampton, Heartbreaker's
13th UK, Brighton, The Hope and Ruin
18th UK, London, Sebright Arms
19th UK, Liverpool, Sound
20th UK, Nottingham, Beta
21st UK, Bath, Moles

Tickets are available now from www.novatwins.co.uk

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 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
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)

September
12th UK, Southampton, Heartbreaker's
13th UK, Brighton, The Hope and Ruin
18th UK, London, Sebright Arms
19th UK, Liverpool, Sound
20th UK, Nottingham, Beta
21st UK, Bath, Moles

 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, s