The Lounge Kittens Release New Video.

The Lounge Kittens.Wednesday 19th April 2017
Taken from their debut album ‘Sequins & C-Bombs’, released last year on Grweat Records, The Lounge Kittens have selected Usher’s ultimate club banger ‘Yeah’ for their latest video offering. 

Taking on the roles of Usher, Lil’ John and Ludacris the video sees the girls raising the roof of London’s legendary Dingwalls venue, transforming it into a sizzling hot nightclub with the help of some of their most dedicated fans. During their hugely successful PledgeMusic campaign, Kitten fans were given the chance to be in one of their now infamous videos; a chance which they relished. “The fans were AMAZING.” says Jen, Red Kitten.“We weren’t sure what to expect after giving them the brief but they did not disappoint. They threw themselves into everything we asked them to with typical C-Bomb Squad attitudes – just awesome.” 

“Yeah was always going to get the TLK video treatment,” says Blue Kitten, Timia. “It’s such a stand out track for us as we love singing Ludacris’ filthy rap. It’s so challenging to perform live. But the video was a great excuse to mix things up again and try out a different style, particularly when it came to our characters. It was a real pleasure to dance about in trainers without a stiletto in sight!”

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qvR_OBUOfo 

The Lounge Kittens head out on their ‘Bringing Up The Rear’ tour tomorrow. See them live at:
20.04 Oxford Bullingdon
21.04 London Dingwalls
22.04 Liverpool Arts Club 2
26.04 Norwich Waterfront Studio
27.04 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
28.04 York Fibbers
29.04 Glasgow Garage Attic
30.04 Sheffield Leadmill

 Set It Off Release New Music Video For 'Hypnotized'.

Set It Off.Wednesday 19th April 2017
Set It Off is now premiering an in-your-face, high energy music video for fan favorite song - "Hypnotized" - off their latest album Upside Down. The video was directed by Matt Alonzo (Xzibit, Tyrese, The Game) and can be seen now by clicking here.

"We are extremely proud to present the music video for our latest single "Hypnotized". Writing this song was an extremely cathartic experience with all of that pent-up anger being let out; making this video felt no different," reveals Set It Off frontman Cody Carson. "We understand how important it is to be able to let out your anger, unleash your inner demons, and just act out every once in a while. Songs like this allow you to do that."

Adding a special note to fans he shares "We also realize that this is one of your favorite tracks on Upside Down and we love giving you all what you want. So watch, enjoy, like, and share this video with all of your friends and make sure to sing it nice and loud when we see you in your town next!"

Upside Down was released on October 7, 2016 and debuted on multiple Billboard Charts including: No. 10 Digital Albums, No. 10 Independent Albums, No. 11 Alternative Albums, No. 13 Top Rock Albums, No. 20 on Tastemakers, No. 22 on Top Current Albums, No. 22 on Top Albums Sales, and No. 51 on The Billboard 200 - making it the band's highest charting album to date. Upside Down was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producers Brandon Paddock (Panic! At The Disco, Avril Lavigne, Pentatonix), Erik Ron (Saosin, Panic! At The Disco) and Mike Green (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, Cassadee Pope).

Set It Off will head to the UK next month for a short run of shows alongside With Confidence and to perform at Slam Dunk Festival with the likes of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, The Maine, Against Me!, Don Broco and more.

Catch them at the following shows:
Set It Off w/ With Confidence 
May 23 Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory
May 24 Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
May 25 Glasgow, UK @ G2
May 27 Birmingham, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival
May 28 Leeds, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival
May 29 Hatfield, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival [ SOLD OUT ]
May 31 London, UK @ 02 Academy Islington

 Ducking Punches Announce Massive UK Tour.

Ducking Punches.Tuesday 18th April 2017
Ducking Punches has announced their first headline UK tour with a brand new band lineup. The tour will criss-cross the country from Plymouth to Manchester Punk Festival via Norwich and Leeds. Celebrating the three words you think of when at a Ducking Punches gig, the band have also unveiled a new video for 'Fun Fun Fun' – two minutes brimming with energy, desperate vocals and scathing guitars.
This is the latest video taken from the 2016 Xtra Mile Recordings release Fizzy Brain. You can buy the album from XMR's online shop now on pink or white vinyl, CD and download.
 
Ducking Punches had a riotous and see-saw 2016, releasing Fizzy Brain after signing to Xtra Mile Recordings and embarking on as many shows as could be crammed in. This manic run was cut short when frontman and songwriter Dan Allen broke his leg in a soapbox racer accident on a video shoot for 'Greedy Bones' (you can watch the video minus accident here). Unable to support label-mates Skinny Lister on their UK album tour, and tasked with assembling a new band, Dan spent two months recuperating.
 
After this forced hiatus a new band was formed, their first performance headlining the Xtra Mile Recordings Independent Venue Week show at the Monarch in Camden, London in January 2017. This will be their first full headlining tour. Ducking Punches will also tackle further shows in the summer throughout Europe and select dates at festivals and in the UK. Full dates below. The band will be accompanied on this UK tour by Safe Gigs For Women who will be promoting their cause with friendly chats and merchandise.
 
APRIL UK TOUR 2017
18         Bristol @ Exchange           
19         Birmingham @ The Actress & the Bishop              
20         Manchester @ Manchester Punk Festival            
21         Manchester @ Manchester Punk Festival            
22         Manchester @ Manchester Punk Festival            
23         Sheffield @ Record Junkee        
24         Nottingham @ The Bodega        
25         Leeds @ The Key Club  
26         Huddersfield @ The Parish         
27         London @ The Monarch 
28         Bradford @ The Underground   
29         Bolton @ The Alma        
30         Norwich @ Norwich Arts Centre              

MORE 2017 DATES
MAY
12           Limerick, Ireland @ Chez Le Fab  (Solo show)
13           Dublin, Ireland @ Workman's Club (Solo show)
14           Belfast, UK @ The Sunflower (Solo show)
25           London, UK @ The Montague Arms       
26           Mol, Belgium @ El Topo Goes Loco Festival         
27           Saarbrucken, Germany @ Incore Festival             
28           Herzogenbuchsee, Switzerland @ Jugendhaus 
29           Mainz, Germany @ KulturKafe 
30           Leipzig, Germany @ Sto               
JUNE
01           Berlin, Germany @ Monarch     
02           Zittau, Germany @ Emil               
03           Prague, Czech Republic @ Rock Cafe      
05           Gottingen, Germany @ Tkeller 
06           Bielefeld, Germany @ Plan B     
07           Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Blue Hotel  
08           Antwerp, Belgium @ JC Bouckenborgh 
09           Eupen, Belgium @ Pigalle            
JULY
07           Cheltenham, UK @ 2000Trees Festival    (w/Skinny Lister & Will Varley)
SEPTEMBER
09           London, UK @ Tchances               
23           Cambridge, UK @ Subterranean

 Bas Sign Release Video For 'Square One'.

Bad Sign.Tuesday 18th April 2017
Bad Sign premiere their brilliantly glitched out new video 'Square One' today via VEVO.  Taken from their eagerly anticipated debut album 'Live & Learn', the album is set for release on July 14th through highly respected, award winning UK label BASICK Records.

Check out the new video HERE

'Square One' premiered on BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, on April 16th.

The bands debut album 'Live & Learn' - produced by Neil Kennedy (Milk Teeth, Creeper) - is the culmination of Bad Signs' uncompromising, intelligent songwriting style that bleeds integrity, evolution and volition while continuing to further their foray into honest, heavy and melodic alternative music. 'Live & Learn' is packed with brooding, dreamy melodies, devout and caustic lyrics, all soundtracked by ghostly swells, angular dynamics and unimaginably mammoth riffs... All the riffs!

Bad Sign are a 3 piece rock band from Croydon, South London who formed over a mutual love of honest, passionate music. Since releasing the 'Destroy' EP in December 2014, Bad Sign have toured relentlessly, sharing stages with the likes of Black Peaks, Heck, Feed The Rhino, While She Sleeps, Arcane Roots, The Xcerts and Devil Sold His Soul.  The band have also made ground-shaking appearances at Hit The Deck, Festivile and Tech Fest. Be sure to catch their explosive live show at this year's 2000 Trees, Amplified, and Y Not Festival.

 While She Sleeps To Release New Album 'You Are We' On Friday.

While She Sleeps.Tuesday 18th April 2017
With the release of their third album 'You Are We' just around the corner, Sheffield's While She Sleeps have unleashed another slice of riff-fuelled, metallic intent in the form of new track 'Feel'. Its anthemic, sing (and scream) along aesthetic serves as a rousing call to arms and is indicative of the album's supremely epic overall effect. Self funded, with the assistance of a legion of loyal fans, 'You Are We' is poised to win the heart and soul of the scene and beyond.

Four tracks from 'You Are We' have been previously released - the roaring 'Hurricane', the album's title track, 'Silence Speaks' (feat Oli Sykes) and the visceral social commentary of 'Civil Isolation'.

While She Sleeps will have a typically voracious touring schedule throughout 2017, which kicked off this past weekend with a couple very special album release shows and will continue this week with the 'You Are We' Tour, the first half of which is completely sold out. The recently-announced special acoustic "Sleeps Brothers" show, which was scheduled to take place next week has now been rescheduled for 4th September. Original tickets remain valid.

TOUR DATES:
http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeTour

APRIL
20/04 – Fibbers, York, UK – SOLD OUT
21/04 – Sheffield, Plug, UK – SOLD OUT
22/04 – The Dome, London, UK – SOLD OUT
23/04 – The Dome, London, UK – SOLD OUT
25/04 – Concord 2, Brighton, UK – SOLD OUT
26/04 – Talking Heads, Southampton, UK – SOLD OUT
27/04 – O2 Academy 2, Oxford, UK – SOLD OUT
28/04 – The Fleece, Bristol, UK – SOLD OUT
29/04 – Academy 2, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT

MAY
01/05 – Academy, Dublin, UK
02/05 – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast, UK
03/05 – Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
05/05 – Sugarmill, Stoke, UK
06/05 – Waterfront, Norwich, UK
08/05 – Riverside, Newcastle, UK
09/05 – Garage, Glasgow, UK
10/05 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK – SOLD OUT
12/05 – Asylum, Birmingham, UK
13/05 – Stylus, Leeds, UK

JUNE
01/06 – The Globe, Cardiff, UK
02/06 – The Hub, Plymouth, UK
16/06 – The Booking Hall, Dover, UK

OTHER
25-27/08/17 – Reading & Leeds Festivals
04/09 – St Pancras Old Church, London, UK (acoustic) – RESCHEDULED
studio and create the artwork themselves.

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds Ten More Bands.

Bloodstock Festival.Tuesday 18th April 2017
BLOODSTOCK has six more bands lined up for the Sophie Lancaster stage and four lucky bands win slots on the New Blood stage to celebrate the start of the 'Metal To The Masses' finals.

Landing slots on the Sophie Lancaster stage are Leeds metal trio BLIND HAZE (www.facebook.com/Blindhazeband), Italian power/classic metal outfit, ARTHEMIS (www.facebook.com/arthemis.official/), sludgy groove beasts GODS (www.facebook.com/therealgods), symphonic goth outfit SEASON'S END (www.facebook.com/seasons.end), Bristol progressive rockers ENDEAVOUR (www.facebook.com/EndeavourMetal) and classic rock n' rollers, BLIND RIVER (www.facebook.com/pg/BlindRiverUK).

We're also thrilled to welcome back Last.fm as sponsors of the Sophie Lancaster stage for 2017.  Check out their Spotify playlist of bands on the Sophie stage and get excited for August!  https://play.spotify.com/user/lastfmofficial/playlist/2mbVU7viKYgRh5CPhhOwl8.  

BLOODSTOCK's ever tenacious search for the best breaking bands culminates soon with the kick off of the 'Metal 2 The Masses' finals on 22nd April.  The festival's incentive to give up-and-coming acts a break by offering slots on the bill at Catton Park has helped give many acts a career launchpad and the finals see the M2TM team narrowing it down and picking their winners for 2017.  This year, M2TM ran in 29 UK regions, plus events in Ireland and Norway to find bands for the New Blood Stage.  Attendees at the finals can also win weekend festival tickets or prizes from our sponsors, Kraken rum and Hobgoblin ale.  The lucky bands winning a slot on the New Blood stage will also be in with a chance of landing extra goodies from our friends at Gibson Guitars, Studiomaster & Carlsbro or recording time with Russ Russell at his Parlour Studios in Northampton (http://www.parlourstudios.co.uk/).

Having won a slot on BLOODSTOCK's New Blood stage in 2016, the Northern Irish band, THE CRAWLING are announced as winners of Metal 2 The Masses' prize of a slot at the Slovenian festival, Metaldays.  Congratulations to them!

BLOODSTOCK is also proud to announce the first bands landing a slot on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage, hand picked from CD and online applications.  Hailing from Beirut, Lebanon are BLAAKYUM (www.facebook.com/blaakyum).  The band's blend of thrash & groove metal is infused with crushing Middle Eastern percussion and oriental guitars.  Check out 'Baal Adon' live - https://youtu.be/6KwsoLIHKVE.  British power-proggers DAKESIS (www.facebook.com/dakesis) also land a slot.  The band's sound ranges from powerful metal anthems to expansive, progressive instrumental and orchestral soundscapes.  Check out 'The Great Insurrection' here - https://youtu.be/a_rcIORrxFo.  Norway's NORDJEVEL (www.facebook.com/nordjevelofficial) will bring some black metal to the New Blood bill.  Featuring ex-Ragnarok and Marduk members in their ranks, their pedigree is second to none.  Check out their video for 'Djevelen I Nord' here - https://youtu.be/zS1YAM7KdvQ.  Lastly, British groove metal animals, TORQUED (www.facebook.com/Torquedband) also win a slot.  They claim they're here to 'rip faces and blow gauges'.  Decide for yourself by checking out their set at in August!

Bands still wanting to throw their hat in the ring for a New Blood slot can apply via the Hobgoblin video upload platform - https://www.wychwood.co.uk, or by contacting simon@bloodstock.uk.com for further details.
Already announced for 2017 are our three headliners AMON AMARTH, GHOST, and MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, INQUISITION, KING PARROT, SCARAB, WINTERSUN, ONI, DENDERA, KROH, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, COURTESANS, WRETCHED SOUL, BOSSK, and WINTERFYLLETH.  Many more are still be announced!  Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK's social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee) and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than 'on the day' purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  Children's weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4's go free!  All VIP tickets and camper van packages are now SOLD OUT!

 Airbourne Announce New Guitarist Matt Harrison.

Airbourne.Tuesday 18th April 2017
AIRBOURNE ARE pleased to confirm that guitarist and their longtime staunch mate Matt ‘Harri’ Harrison has now joined their ranks; this comes in the wake of longstanding band member David Roads’ decision to depart the world of rock ‘n’ roll for (quite literally) green pastures…

David has been a part of the ever-growing Airbourne story across four studio albums and extensive global touring, helping to establish the band (formed by brothers Joel & Ryan O’Keeffe in Warrnambool, Regional Victoria Australia 2003, and completed by bassist Justin Street) as one of the hard rock domain’s most potent live outfits – a true force of nature with latest album, ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’, released by Spinefarm Records in September 2016, achieving their highest ever week-one chart positions worldwide…

 Roadsy has always loved rural Australia, his second passion being his family farm, and now he has decided to return to his roots to work alongside his father in the family business. We wish him well on his future endeavors.

 “As the old saying goes, ‘you can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy’. We say, good on ya mate, well-played and good luck!

“Now to the future, and it’s all guns blazing foot to the floor! In the coming months, we look forward to introducing you to our new Airbourne Brother, he’s our long time staunch mate Harri ‘The Riff Doctor’ Harrison. Possessing a gifted Rock’n’Roll right hand motor he already ‘fits in like a well-greased piston into a V8’ and we are all pumped to be bringing his powerful locomotive-like rhythm with us to rock the summer festivals!

 “Cheers and see ya soon rockers!” – Joel, Ryan & Streety.

 “Many thanks to all the fans. It has been an absolute pleasure rocking out with you guys over the years. It was great to be a part of this wild Airbourne ride! Cheers!” – David

 THE NEW Airbourne line-up will be unveiled this spring / summer when the band return to European touring action for a run of selected headline and major festival appearances, including Rock Im Park / Rock Am Ring & Full Force in Germany, Download in the UK, Nova Rock in Austria, Hellfest in France, Graspop in Belgium, Copenhell in Denmark and Provinssirock in Finland.

The following headline dates are also confirmed for October / November, with more to follow…
OCTOBER
10 – Olympia, Paris, France
13 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland 
25 – Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany
27 – Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
29 – Barba Negra Music Club, Budapest, Hungary
31 – Werk 2, Leipzig, Germany

NOVEMBER
2 – Backstage Werk, Munich, Germany
4 – Rathaussaal, Telf/Innsbruck, Austria
6 – Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
7 – Samsung Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
8 – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany

IN ADVANCE of this live activity, Airbourne will have a new single issued via Spinefarm Records; titled ‘It’s All For Rock N’ Roll’ and taken from the ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’ album, it will be available as a special 12” vinyl release for Record Store Day (Saturday, April 22nd). This limited edition package will come complete with gatefold sleeve, bronze vinyl, plus fold-out poster, and is dedicated to Lemmy & Motorhead, as is the accompanying clip – a heartfelt tribute video (featuring Motorhead’s legendary ‘Bomber’ stage prop) released by Airbourne back in February.  Watch it here.

 The Wonder Years Announce Two Headline UK Shows Around 2000 Trees Festival.

The Wonder Years.Tuesday 18th April 2017
Following on from an incredible headline tour of the UK earlier this year, which saw them play to a sold out crowd at London's Koko, Philadelphia's The Wonder Years have announced two special UK shows in Nottingham and Kingston in July.

The dates are in addition to the band's previously scheduled appearance at 2000trees Festival in Cheltenham. Beach Slang, Muncie Girls and The Dirty Nil will support at Nottingham Rock City on 8th July, with both Muncie Girls and The Dirty Nil also joining The Wonder Years for their show at Kingston's Hippodrome on 9th July. Tickets on sale this week.  

The band released their latest album, the critically acclaimed 'No Closer To Heaven', in 2016 to critical acclaim.

UK shows:
07/07/17  Cheltenham - 2000trees Festival - TICKETS 
08/07/17  Nottingham - Rock City - TICKETS                     
09/07/17  Kingston Upon Thames - Hippodrome - TICKETS 

 The Dives Announce UK Headline Show.

The Dives.Tuesday 18th April 2017
With the four members of USA act The Dives hailing from both sides of the country and the middle, it might seem unlikely that these musicians would ever even meet, let alone form a band – until you hear them play. Featuring tight harmonies and infectious hooks, The Dives' music sounds fresh and familiar at the same time.

Based in NYC, the new band – still under a year old – wasted no time writing original material, rehearsing and leaping onto the club circuit. When asked to describe The Dives' sound, Evan Stanley, lead guitarist and vocalist, says "Power Pop". Sergio Ortega, bass and vocals, explains, "It's a rock band playing pop music. Big hooks, but rattier than Top 40."

The band is comprised of guitarist and lead singer Evan Stanley, guitarist and lead singer Mike Lefton, bassist and singer Sergio Ortega and drummer and singer Jimmy Meier.

When Stanley moved to NYC to attend college at NYU/Tisch's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, he was determined to start a band. After a little trial and error, he was introduced to New Jersey native, Mike Lefton. A brotherhood was formed instantly as the two found musical commonalities beginning with their influences and work ethic. And the beginning of a band was formed. Mike reached out to fellow New Jersey native, Jimmy Meier to give the band a beat. With a gig booked, they scrambled to find a bass player. A friend recommended an unlikely fit, Sergio Ortega. Unlikely because Ortega is an incredibly talented musician best known for guitar, banjo and mandolin and has toured the world with Broadway phenomenon Ramin Karimloo, as his guitarist and musical director. The group asked Sergio to sit in for that show and never let him leave.

2017 is lining up to be a very exciting year for The Dives. Currently putting the finishing touches to their debut EP, due out later in 2017. The band will be touring throughout the year, and kick this off with their debut UK headline show as well as supporting KISS across the UK in May 2017. Please see dates below:

UK Dates
Saturday 27th                                            
The SSE Hydro                        Glasgow support to KISS

Sunday 28th
Barclaycard Arena                  Birmingham support to KISS

Monday 29th                                              
The Water Rats                         London headline

Tuesday 30th                                              
Manchester Arena                    Manchester support to KISS

Wednesday 31st                                       
The 02                                         London support to KISS

For The Water Rats headline show tickets are priced £7 (subject to booking fee) and are on general sale 9am GMT Friday 21st April 2017 through www.livenation.co.uk. The Dives will be onstage at 8.30pm

KISS tickets are available now through www.livenation.co.uk  

 Massive Announce Lengthy UK Tour.

Massive.Friday 14th April 2017
Australian rockers Massive return with multiple festival dates and a headline tour across the UK in June and July 2017. The band will also release a new single "Calm Before The Storm" on the 2nd June 2017.
Taken from their forthcoming album, "Calm Before The Storm" is a big rock tune. Powerful riffs overlaid with the unique vocals of Brad Marr. It's a perfect showcase for this band who are quickly establishing themselves at the forefront of the next wave of hard rock acts.

Massive are Brad Marrs (lead vocal and guitar), Brendan Forward (backing vocal and lead guitar), Mick Quee (backing vocal and bass) and Jarrod Medwin (backing vocal and drums). Hailing from the land of Oz the one thing these four have in common is a love for all thing rock and lager. Combined they come together to form a true rock 'n roll band with a sound that is reminiscent of classic era Guns 'N Roses and AC/DC. A stunning live act, these shows are not to be missed.

An accomplished live act. Having toured with the likes of Blackberry Smoke and The Treatment. With sixteen headline shows and four festivals across June and July 2017, Massive is set to bring their mayhem to the UK this summer. The band is ecstatic to be heading back out on the road in the UK.

Massive UK dates in 2017 as follows:
June 17 - Stone Free Festival, London www.stonefreefestival.com
June 23 - Wildfire Festival, Wiston www.wildfirefestival.co.uk
July 14 – Proud, London headline
July 15 – Wheatsheaf, Oxford headline
July 16 - Retro Bar, Manchester headline
July 18 – Trillians, Newcastle headline
July 19 – Bannermans, Edinburgh headline
July 20 - Wool Pack Live, Doncaster headline
July 21 – Krazyhouse, Liverpool headline
July 22 - The Station, Cannock headline
July 23 - Amplified Music Fest, Gloucester www.amplifiedrocks.com
July 25 - Talking Heads, Southampton headline
July 26 - The Exchange, Bristol headline
July 27 - The Scene, Swansea headline
July 28 - Two Pigs Rock Club, Cheltenham headline
July 30 – Ramblin' Man Fair, Maidstone www.ramblinmanfair.com

 All That Remains Unleash New Single.

All That Remains.Thursday 13th April 2017
With just weeks until the release of their highly anticipated eighth studio album, All That Remains continue serving up powerful hard rock anthems. The New England-based band will release their Howard Benson (Halestorm, Papa Roach, Chris Cornell) produced record, Madness, on April 28th via Eleven Seven Music. The album has already seen massive success, reaching #1 at metal radio in the US with the first few singles – which can be heard in heavy rotation on Sirius XM's Octane and Liquid Metal. 

Today, All That Remains have shared another track off the album. The song, entitled "Louder," ebbs and flows between moments of melodic, guitar driven riffs and heavy, head-banger bars, swelling to a full on pit-ready breakdown complete with a frenzied guitar solo. Vocalist Phil Labonte follows the flow of the track, perfectly switching from clean vocals to guttural howls and enhancing the songs message of standing your ground. You can feel his conviction in the lyrics, "The truth is loud no matter where you hide. Sleep walker, fear monger, I make the rules you ain't got nothing on me."

When asked about the inspiration behind "Louder," Labonte shared, "The song 'Louder' is about not backing down or self censoring because people yell about what you think or believe. There will always be people who want to shout you down or say you can't and that's when you have to stand firm. There isn't really an overall theme of this record any more than there was for any other ATR disc. Lyrically it's all small parts of my life I put together and laid down. They're all small parts of me."

 "Louder" is currently being shared on Metal Hammer:
http://www.teamrock.com/news/2017-04-13/all-that-remains-release-video-for-louder

 Ice Nine Kills Announce The Hell In The British Hallways Tour.

Ice Nine Kills.Thursday 13th April 2017
Ice Nine Kills have announced two new UK headline dates as part of their “Hell In The British Hallways” tour, which includes performances at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival. 
The Boston metalcore outfit play at Glasgow, Audio on 26th May and at Bournemouth’s The Anvil on 30th May. The tour concludes on 31st May at The Underworld in London, where Ice Nine Kills play as direct support to I Prevail for a special “Fearless Invasion” show which is now SOLD OUT.
Ice Nine Kills recently revealed the third and final chapter of their video trilogy with the song "Nature Of The Beast". The final installation continues the narrative of 2015's "Communion Of The Cursed" and last year's "Hell In The Hallways" music videos.
 
Taken from the band's latest album, Every Trick In The Book, which showcases the band's love for story-telling and reflects on the dark side of such classic stories, creating vibrant narratives mixed with the band's trademark sound, "Nature Of The Beast" pays special tribute to George Orwell's novel "Animal Farm."
"The message of that book seems particularly relevant, given the dangerous political climate which engulfs our country at the moment," explains vocalist Spencer Charnas.
Watch the "Nature Of The Beast" video here: https://youtu.be/GxTk6OY08mg
Every Trick In The Book is available on iTunes.
Catch Ice Nine Kills at the following shows:
26 May | Glasgow, Audio - tickets
27 May | Birmingham, Slam Dunk Midlands - tickets
28 May | Leeds, Slam Dunk North - tickets
29 May | Hatfield, Slam Dunk South SOLD OUT
30 May | Bournemouth, The Anvil - tickets
31 May | London, The Underworld (supporting I Prevail) SOLD OUT

 Palace Release New Single 'Bitter'.

Palace.Wednesday 12th April 2017
PALACE's new single 'Bitter' will impact on 27th April on Fiction Records. The track is a gateway to the centre of front man Leo Wyndham's soul and explores some of our darkest emotions. Leo says, "Bitter is a song about jealousy and what that all consuming feeling can be like. It looks at the destructive nature of jealousy and how poisonous it can be."

Leo's candid lyrics are just one of the many reasons burgeoning audiences feel touched by the band, who scored a hat trick last Autumn when their Brixton Electric show sold out at speed, just like their previous London shows at Scala and before that the ICA. Stepping into 2017 they look on track to do the same with their recently announced UK/Europe April tour that culminates at Shepherd's Bush Empire on the 27th (details below).

It wasn't just UK tours that Palace sold out last year; they sold out their European tour and a number of shows in New York. They also played rapturously received sets at festivals across Europe, including Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds. Closer to home they started their own night called 'Palace Presents' at The George Tavern, London where they played their first ever show and now curate their own monthly line-up. The night is always rammed, which helps support the 600-year-old venue which, like many other independent venues, is constantly threatened with closure.

Ahead of the forthcoming tour, Palace have just been announced as support to Mumford and Son's intimate charity show in aid of the Felix Project, the proceeds of which will go towards helping to tackle the food waste and food poverty in London. "It's a total privilege to be involved with such an amazing charity, and one that's addressing such a serious problem in our city," Leo says. "It's wonderful to see a charity like The Felix Project really raise awareness and help to tackle food waste and poverty in London. Hopefully the evening will raise enough money to really make a difference. We feel incredibly lucky to be a part of it all."

Palace released their dark, enchanting debut album 'So Long Forever' last November. Palace, who have been described as this generation's most moving evolution in alt-rock, sing of heartbreak, family ructions, death and diving headfirst into relationships they know will destroy them. They make sumptuous, soulful rock music in a dour ex-munitions factory. They're the fatalistic sound of the future.
Palace have been busy in the studio working on new material, which they will be revealing on tour this spring.

UK Live Dates
Apr-03 – Leicester, The Cookie (14+)
Apr-04 – Nottingham, Bodega (14+)
Apr-05 - Sheffield, The Harley (18+)
Apr-06 – Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall (14+)
Apr-07 – Newcastle, Cluny 2 (14+)
Apr-08 – Edinburgh, Electric Circus (14+)
Apr-10 – Manchester, Ruby Lounge (14+)
Apr-11 – Liverpool, Buyers Club (14+)
Apr- 13 – Belfast, Voodoo (18+)
Apr-18 – Birmingham, O2 Institute 3 (14+)
Apr-19 – Bristol, Thekla (14+)
Apr-20 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (14+)
Apr-21 – Oxford, The Bullingdon (14+)
Apr-25 – Guildford, Boileroom (14+)
Apr-26 – Reading, South Street Arts Centre (14+)
Apr-27 – London, Shepherds Bush Empire (14+) 

 Biters To Release New Album.

Biters.Wednesday 12th April 2017
Atlanta rockers, BITERS have unveiled 'Chasin' The Feelin'', another new track from their forthcoming album, 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be'.  The album is set to land at retail via Earache on 19th May.  'Chasin' The Feelin'' has already romped on to the A-list at Planet Rock Radio, check it out here - https://youtu.be/sbsoBMQ7GK8.

'Chasin' The Feelin'' follows lead single, 'Stone Cold Love' which arrived to herald the band's UK dates that kicked off last month - https://youtu.be/SFY2j22YGJQ. A special limited edition vinyl 7" of 'Stone Cold Love', backed with 'Callin' You Home' (also taken from the new album) will be available for Record Store Day on 22nd April. Check out where you can snap a copy up here - http://recordstoreday.co.uk/exclusive-releases/rsd-2017/biters/.

BITERS recently returned home after blazing a trail across the UK and Europe with their electrifying live shows.  Their 24-date tour supporting labelmates Blackberry Smoke saw them playing to over 50,000 music fans, including a date at London's iconic Roundhouse.

'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' was produced by Dan Dixon and is the follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed 'Electric Blood'. You can pre-order the album digitally at iTunes - http://bit.ly/bitersfuture-itunes and get 'Stone Cold Love' right away. You can also order signed copies, bundles and lovely vinyl from http://biters.earache.com

 Frank Turner Lost Evenings Is Approching.

Frank Turner.Wednesday 12th April 2017
With one month to go, the full line-up of music and events for the SOLD OUT Lost Evenings Festival can now be announced. This fantastic 4-day festival, taking place on 12th-15th May at London's iconic music venue, The Roundhouse will see Frank Turner curate and headline four consecutive one off concerts, with an exciting supporting cast of musical talent confirmed for both the main stage and a second stage that will run alternately each evening.

On Friday, 12th May Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will perform a crowd pleasing Greatest Hits set entitled Last Minutes and Lost Evenings, and supporting that night will be America's finest AJJ alongside up and coming band New Pagans.  Following on Saturday, Frank will perform his debut album 'Sleep Is For The Week' in full as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. On this night long-admired musical peer Seth Lakeman will support with Anglo/Scottish duo Deux Furieuses. On Sunday Frank resurrects Nambucca's infamous former club night 'Sensible Sundays' and brings in close pal and musical hero Scott Hutchison from Frightened Rabbit onto the bill and as it only seems right, Nambucca's very own Beans On Toast kicks off the evening.  Closing 'Lost Evenings' on Monday 15th May, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls unite with Huw Stephens and his Label Of Love to feature Xtra Mile Recordings and showcase the extraordinary talent on the roster. Skinny Lister and Will Varley support Frank's second Greatest Hits set of the series.
The second stage, named as the Nick Alexander Stage –in memory of the merchandise manager and long-time friend of Frank, who was tragically killed in the Bataclan attack in 2015 - plays host to some of the best emerging acts all hand-picked by Frank and Radio X's John Kennedy. Friday's bill is Crows, Bloody Knees and Moses; Saturday has Young Romance, Bless and Guise; Sunday hosts Louise Distras, Lewis Bootle and Uri Sade and finally Monday feature's Xtra Mile acts Ben Marwood, Ducking Punches (solo) and Non Canon.

In addition to the evening performances, OneFest will run a selection of events during the day, that include panels focusing on The Business, Women & The Industry, Getting Gigs, Mental Health, Digital Generation as well as a keynote speech from Radio 1's Gemma Cairney – plus much more.  The full programme of events that offer inspiration, insight and advice to young individuals both operating in and trying to break in to the music industry can be found here: http://onefestuk.com/lost-evenings

The OneFest element will be part-produced by a cohort of six young adults aged 18-25 who are currently undergoing professional development programmes within the music industry, designed and run by The Hub.  These programmes will support them in fulfilling roles across the event in panel and additional stage programming, artist liaison, digital marketing and business affairs.

As well as all the OneFest and Lost Evenings activities, a full programme of satellite events, under the title of Last Minutes has been confirmed at various venues in Camden. The Hawley Arms, The Monarch, Lock Tavern and Dingwalls will host special intimate live performances, late night DJ sets, after parties, meet ups and food deals. On the Saturday afternoon at The Monarch, Xtra Mile present live music from Sam Duckworth (Get Cape, Wear Cape Fly) and Rob Lynch and on the Saturday night Frank Turner and Sam Duckworth DJ at The Big One at Dingwalls. For a full listing of events go here: www.lostevenings.info

 Mastodon Celebrate Success With New Album 'Emperor Of Sand'.

Mastodon.Wednesday 12th April 2017
Emperor of Sand, the eighth studio album from internationally celebrated heavy rock icons Mastodon, has entered Billboard's Top Album Sales Chart at the #1 position, making this not only the best-selling album of the week over all other entries, but also the band's biggest sales debut in their history.  In addition, Emperor of Sand topped the Billboard Alternative Albums, Rock Albums, Hard Music Albums and Physical Albums charts, plus the #1 vinyl selling album of the week completing Mastodon's biggest debut of their career. Emperor of Sand debuts at the #7 position on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and marks the band's third consecutive album to enter into the Top Ten, including Once More 'Round the Sun (2014) and The Hunter (2011).

Mastodon had the biggest international debut of their career with first week chart position highs in multiple countries. Emperor of Sand also reached the Top 10 in Canada (#2), Australia (#3), Finland (#4), Sweden (#5), Norway (#6), Ireland (#7), and New Zealand (#9).  The album topped the UK Rock and Metal charts and finished a strong #11 in the overall chart.

Mastodon's new single "Show Yourself"  is currently #8 at rock radio. The band recently performed the hit single on Jimmy Kimmel Live! - click here to watch the performance. They will also perform the song on TBS' Conan on a later date to be announced soon.

Thrilled with this achievement, the band has offered this statement:
"We want to thank all of our fans for running out and picking up a copy of our new album Emperor Of Sand. The support you guys have shown us has been unbelievable. The album is an important and emotional one for us and it makes us very happy that it is connecting with you. We're excited to play it for you on tour!! See you soon!" - The 'Don'

The album has received critical acclaim around the globe. Kerrang! (U.K.) called Emperor of Sand  "a mature, provocative and at times genuinely beautiful piece of work," while Rolling Stone said "'Emperor Of Sand' harnesses gut-punching catharsis...their most ambitious outing since 'Crack the Skye'...It's a glorious metal miasma."

Paste praised "Emperor of Sand is full of passionate performances and serves as one of Mastodon's most surprising and relatable releases yet."

"One hard-hitting album...Mastodon turns tragedy into triumph" quoted Guitar World.
U.K's Metal Hammer enthused "Being alive is the one thing we all have in common, but it takes a band as special as Mastodon to put life into perspective."

On April 20, the band will perform at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles as part of their upcoming spring U.S. headline tour, which begins on April 14 in Missoula, MT, with support from Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles. The band returns to the UK and Europe for festivals this summer including Download Festival.

 Iced Earth Reveal Cover Of New Album 'Incorruptible'.

Iced Earth.Wednesday 12th April 2017
US metal masters ICED EARTH have revealed the cover artwork for “Incorruptible”, their brand-new studio album that’s going to be released on June 16th! The stunning artwork (as well as additional illustrations to every song of the new album) was done by David Newman-Stump  from Skeleton Crew Tattoo (pencil illustrations) and Roy Young (colours). 

“Incorruptible” is ICED EARTH’s twelfth studio album. Jon Schaffer describes the new output as being on par with the band’s most favourite albums “The Dark Saga”, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” or “Dystopia”. And we can only agree here. The first two new songs will be released on April 28th and April 29th! So keep your eyes and ears open! Just three more weeks to go!

“Incorruptible” tracklist:

  1. Great Heathen Army                                  (5:21)
  2. Black Flag                                                 (4:56)
  3. Raven Wing                                               (6:25) --- single launch: April 29th
  4. The Veil                                                    (4:47)
  5. Seven Headed Whore                                (3.00) --- single launch: April 28th
  6. The Relic (Part 1)                                      (4:59)
  7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors)       (6:35)
  8. Brothers                                                     (4:45)
  9. Defiance                                                    (4:08)
  10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)     (9:30)
<

“Incorruptible” will be available in the following formats:
 

  1. Deluxe CD Digipak

with extensive booklet, fold-out poster and slipcase (only available in Europe)

  1. CD Digipak (only available in the USA)
  1. Strictly limited artbook

with 36-page booklet with introduction, additional artworks, sketches and comments by Jon Schaffer to each individual song, CD and double 10” vinyl, worldwide limited to only 3000 copies

  1. Deluxe 2LP version in various vinyl colours (see below for exact colour split)

With gatefold sleeve, 4-page lyric sheet, 180 g vinyl, black anti-static inner sleeves, etching and 12-page LP-booklet with artworks to each of the 10 songs

  1. Standard CD Jewelcase
  1. Digital download / stream


The pre-order for “Incorruptible” has now started in most of the usual online stores! Be quick on the coloured vinyl versions!
 
The 2LP version of “Incorruptible” is offered in the following vinyl colours:

  1. Black vinyl: unlimited and offered through all retail channels
  2. Dark-green vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in the UK
  3. Yellow vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in France
  4. Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at Century Media’s European online store
  5. Lilac vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
  6. Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at EMP
  7. Transparent-red vinyl: limited to 500 copies, distributed through RED in the USA
  8. White vinyl: limited to 300 copies, exclusively offered in the USA through F.Y.E.
  9. Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour

 
The artbook version of “Incorruptible” will be offered in the following vinyl colours:

  1. Transparent-red vinyl: main version, available through all retail channels
  2. Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at Century Media’s European online store
  3. Golden vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
  4. Black vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
  5. Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
  6. Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour

 
Check the shops of your choice and see if the album is already offered. The European CM Distro versions can be pre-ordered as of now! Click here: https://smarturl.it/IcedEarthCMDistro

 Patent Pending To Head To England For Spring Break Tour.

Patent Pending.Tuesday 11th April 2017
American party pop-punkers Patent Pending are getting ready to hit the UK for a series of shows as part of their Spring Break Tour. To spice things up and get the party started, the band is preparing a new set that is sure to surprise their fans.

This is what singer Joe Pending had to say about the band's upcoming tour: "It's been a full year since our last proper headlining tour in the UK and we are losing our minds with excitement to get back out there and party with our European Second Family. We started brainstorming while preparing for this tour for new ways to turn the Patent Pending party atmosphere from a 10 to an 11, because we want this year to be absolutely bonkers! We've always pulled influence from all over the musical spectrum, so we decided that this year we want to take all of the things that we love about music and mash it all together in beautiful symphony of chaos and energy. The result is something that we are very proud of. We can't wait to finally share it with the world!!! Between the surprises that we're going to unleash starting April 17th and the things we have planned for the next 6 months, this is going to be the best and most insane year in Patent Pending history."

Make sure you stay up to date on the band's social media so you can be ready to sing along at the following shows:
April 17th @ Thekla, Bristol, England
April 18th @ King Tuts, Glasgow, Scotland
April 19th @ Waterfront, Norwich, England
April 20th @ O2 Academy 3, Manchester, England
April 21st @ Key Club, Leeds, England
April 22nd @ O2 Academy 2, Birmingham, England
April 23rd @ O2 Academy 2, Newcastle, England
April 25th @ Joiners, Southampton, England
April 26th @ The Scene, Swansea, England
April 27th @ Rock City, Nottingham, England
April 28th @ O2 Academy Islington, London, England
+ April 29th @ Teddy Rocks Festival, Blandford Forum, England
Tickets available from http://patentpendingmusic.com/tour.html

 Color Film To Release Debut Album.

Color Film.Tuesday 11th April 2017
DARYL PALUMBO AND RICHARD PENZONE ART POP DUO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM 'LIVING ARRANGEMENTS' JUNE 16

NEW SONG "52 MINDS" AVAILABLE NOW

Color Film is a New York-based art pop duo formed in 2012 by Daryl Palumbo and Richard Penzone. The musical project is a re-contextualization of their shared influences into a wholly new sonic amalgam. It's not a reinvention so much as it is a brave progression for this twosome whose collective musical resume includes a myriad of culture-driving projects that have created waves in the music scene.  On June 16th Color Film will release their debut album 'Living Arrangements' via Epitaph. Pre-orders are available at http://colorfilmmusic.com/

Listen to the new Color Film song "52 Minds" now:
http://spoti.fi/2nyiQ6c

The story of Color Film began six years ago when Palumbo and Penzone "started playing around and we came up with a million weird ideas that both of us had and instantly started working on music that we wanted to record," Palumbo explains. "The two of us probably share more interests than anyone else I've ever met in my life and there are all these wild, arty records that we both love so it only made sense for us to sit down and try to channel that into something new." What the duo did not expect was how quickly the music would flow out of them.

Palumbo and Penzone are the first to admit that the influences and music on Living Arrangements may be less straightforward than their previous projects. "There's the pop thing, a lot of synthesizer sounds, sampled instruments and smooth bass and I feel so lucky that we're in a place where we can write this type of music," he continues. "The two of us will listen to some of these songs we wrote and get introspective and I'll admit it, it feels awesome."

Color Film 'Living Arrangements' Track List

  1. We'd Kill Each Other - 1:31
  2. Small Town - 3:31
  3. Crawling in Circles - 5:00
  4. Restless Summer - 3:46
  5. I Need A Parasite - 2:54
  6. Ambush Bug - 1:52
  7. Bass In 7- 3:25
  8. 52 Minds - 3:44
  9. Even If It Did Exist - 4:09
  10. Springtime Of Our Love - 4:11
  11. Bad Saint - 3:40

   12.  Day After Day - 5:09

 The Birthday Massacre To Release New Album.

The Birthday Massacre.Tuesday 11th April 2017
'Under Your Spell' is the 7th album by the Birthday Massacre, and with it comes eleven songs 
that reveal a side of the Canadian band that audiences may not be familiar with. Driven with  the band's signature, unique blend of spiralling synth melodies, walls of guitar and evocative  vocals, the new songs range from dark, aggressive anthems to danceable, pretty pop and hit  all the bases that audiences have come to expect. However, there is also a rawness to the  emotion being expressed, an openness and vulnerability that feels new. 

One thing that is clearer than ever, however, is the tight bond that exists between the band  members and their willingness to explore heartbreak and loss together. With these songs,  they have entered the darkness of their most fragile emotions and returned with a cohesive  and detailed musical portrait that captures both the anger and hope that exist within a  moment in time.

The Birthday Massacre continue to make music that is so very unique to them. Once again,  they have managed to create an album that somehow feels so familiar, yet challenges the  listener to continue alongside them on their ever-changing, ever-growing journey.

Originally formed in the early 00's in Ontario, Canada by frontwoman Chibi and guitarists  Rainbow and Falcore, TBM initially self-produced and released an album entitled 'Nothing  and Nowhere' plus an EP, 'Violet', backing these up with well received live shows that  brought the band to the attention of Metropolis Records. Signed by the label in 2005, new  songs were added to the latter and it was reissued as a full album, with a promo video for a  song entitled 'Blue' being commissioned that displayed the band's penchant for mixing  themes of horror and tragedy with fun and satire to create a unique visual experience. 

It was also at this time that TBM chose the colour violet for all their subsequent artwork,  stating that "Violet is the colour of the tragic comedy. We associate it with fantasy and  melancholy. These themes make up much of the band's lyrical inspiration. The colour also  mirrors our sound dynamic. Our music mixes contrasting elements. In turn, violet is the sum  of two contrasting colours: Red and Blue."

The next TBM album, 2007's 'Walking With Strangers', was co-produced by the band with  Dave 'Rave' Ogilvie, who continues to work with them to this day. The veteran producer of  acts such as NIN, Marilyn Manson and Skinny Puppy used his magic touch to help refine  and expand onthe group's signature sound. The record was well received and the band  toured successfully in North America withlabelmates Mindless Self Indulgence and also  played a number of hi-profile European shows. The intensity of their live performances  was captured on film in Hamburg and subsequently became TBM's first live CD and DVD,  'Show And Tell'. 

The autumn of 2010 saw the release of a fourth studio album, 'Pins And Needles', which  was described in one review as 'a deliciously dark slice of guitar driven goth rock that  could single- handedly soundtrack the entire Tim Burton filmography.'It was preceded by a  video for opening cut 'In The Dark' that paid homage to 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' and  'Legend', as well as a slew of other horror and fantasy movies. TBM subsequently  promoted the album via a co-headlining North American tour with Black Veil Brides. 

Their next release, 'Hide & Seek', was issued in 2014 and became TBM's first Billboard  chart record. Described by Kerrang! as a 'shot of playfully synth-drenched psychodrama',  it drew comparisons to the likes of NIN, Lacuna Coil and Depeche Mode in its  wide-ranging sound palette. 

The band's 2014 album 'Superstition' was a release that brought together all of TBM's  themes and experiences into the most intriguing yet accessible record in the band's history.  Celebrating the devotion of their ever increasing fan base whilst simultaneously  demonstrating their ability to surprise the casual listener, sold out UK tours in 2015 and  2016 were testament to their continuing drawing power. 

2016 also saw TBM dig deep into their past and release a collection of songs recorded  under their original moniker of 'Imagica'. Lovingly remastered from original 4 track  recordings, 'Imagica' stands as a historical document of the early days of the band's  career, and a thank you to all the loyal fans who demanded the release of this material.

 Youth Killed It Release Video For 'What Happened'.

Youth Killed It.Tuesday 11th April 2017
Youth Killed It have released a new video for the single “What Happened”, taken from their upcoming album “Modern Bollotics” out on 12th May 2017 via Rude Records. Physical pre-orders are available here. For the digital version, click here.

Watch the video for "What Happened" here: https://youtu.be/IAjOHoOO8wk

“The track and video are a story about coming of age and growing up. Suddenly one day you're laying in bed, thinking about where the last 10 years have gone and you realize that leaving adolescence behind is the single most significant thing to happen to you” explains frontman Jack Murphy. 

“You go from worrying about having the coolest trainers (the ones with the lights were the s**t in my opinion) or who's got the rarest Pokemon card, to juggling responsibilities like money, rent and bills. As a kid, having £50 felt like you were an absolute baller. You could do anything you wanted. As an adult, there is that realisation you pay much more than £50 per month, on tax alone. Some of us were lucky enough to have a massive group of friends at school that you would see every day. Now, you have a select few who you can only see on the rare occasion you're all available. We all take our younger years for granted and spend the rest of our lives imagining what it would be like for it to be that simple again.”

The band will be supporting their new record on a UK tour, so make sure you catch the band on one of the following dates:
11.05 – London, Boston Music Room (supporting The One Hundred)
13.05 – Southampton, Hanger Farm Arts Centre
14.05 – Manchester, Satans Hollow
15.05 – Leeds, The Packhorse
16.05 – Leicester, The Shed
17.05 – Norwich, Epic Studios
18.05 – Birmingham, Subside

 Download Festival To Make Major Site Improvements For 2017 Festival.

Download Festival.Monday 10th April 2017
Download Festival, the world's premier rock event has announced major improvement plans for the 2017 festival. New drainage systems, alternative traffic routes, improved disabled access, a 400 strong 'Dog Squad' to aid festival goers, and a stage relocation are among the new developments put in place to better meet the needs of Download fans. Download Festival takes place on 9 - 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at  downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

Festival Republic's Melvin Benn says:
"As a festival we're always looking to improve the experience for our customers – it's always at the forefront of any planning we do, so the feedback we received on last year's festival has been invaluable. We introduced the dog blog this year which has enabled us to really listen to the Download fans and take on board all suggestions, and in turn implement plans that will see this year's Download be the best yet."

With over 70 million gallons of rain falling across the weekend – the equivalent of 106 Olympic sized swimming pools – ground conditions at last years festival were naturally waterlogged. This year sees the introduction of a new drainage system which totals over 3,000 metres and quadruples the amount in previous years. An additional 1,115 metres of new ditches have also been added to take water away from site.

Festival Manager John Probyn says:
"We've made major changes that will benefit the Download audience not just this year, but for years to come. Whilst rain in any situation will naturally create wetter ground conditions, we've taken measures to ensure our festival goers see a tangible improvement by increasing the vital drain structures on site to four times what they were in 2016."

Download have reviewed traffic management plans and are working closely with local authorities to produce alternative travel routes following the implications of the unforeseen closure of the M1 in 2016. A new route from the North and three new routes from the South will aim to better control festival traffic, to ease congestion for locals and festival goers alike, minimalising traffic in the event of a major road closure.

The fastest way to obtain up-to-date traffic information will be via the Download Festival App – available to download here, and through the Download Festival social media channels. Deployed traffic and car park marshalls will be on hand to aid fans in traffic advice on the ground.

Ticket holders driving on and off site each day will now park in a relocated car park. Most vehicles will aim to be parked on hard standing ground, allowing for greater ground resilience against wet weather. New trackways will be put in place where needed to allow ease of vehicle movement and to improve conditions underfoot for people walking through the campsite. An increased number of free onsite shuttle buses will also be available for the Main Campsite customers across the weekend from the West Car Park.

The relocation of the disabled campsite will see improved ground conditions and provide ease of access for disabled customers. The improved location will allow for customers to park nearer to their tents in an area with an increased amount of hard standing ground, and pathways with a better central toilet and shower facility that is easily accessible. Access roads between the car park, campsite and Main Arena will see the maximum solid ground routes available, and customers will have a dedicated arena entrance with access to the internal roadways in the arena.

400 members of a newly appointed 'Dog Squad' will be stationed across the car parks, campsites, village and arena to aid festival goers with any onsite issues throughout the weekend. This elite group of festival helpers will become an integral part of the Download customer service team. Information on how to volunteer and become a part of this year's Dog Squad is available here.

24 hour security will remain in operation across the site, and more Zone Managers will be put in place for each field. These new representatives allocated by the festival will attend daily briefings with Site Management to ensure the most up-to-date information is provided to fans.

The Avalanche Stage (Third Stage) is this year being relocated to allow easier access between stages. Located behind NXT Wrestling, the Avalanche Stage will also be a shorter distance from the Main Stage and the Zippo Encore Stage.
The area around the Zippo Encore Stage will also be opened up, allowing for improved crowd movement and flow.

The Quiet campsite will be positioned further from the East Midlands Airport runway, with the North East corner of the current campsite undergoing development over the next 3 years to provide a better-withstanding ground.

The Download Festival Dog Blog has been active on the website since the start of the year, allowing customers to email in questions or suggestions. So far over 300 people have emailed with suggestions that have been taken into consideration for this year's festival. The Dog Blog is still active and is available to see here.

 The Lounge Kittens To Cycle To Download.

The Lounge Kittens.Monday 10th April 2017
Having supported the Heavy Metal Truants for several years, appearing at several Monster Rock Auctions and welcoming the riders into Download Festival 2015, the Lounge Kittens finally put their paws to the pedals for this year’s ‘Revenge of the Fifth’ ride.

4 days before taking to the Dogtooth Stage, the ladies will be swapping their sequins for spandex and cycling the 164 miles from London to Donington to raise funds for three great charities, with all proceeds being split equally between Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust and Childline. They join Iron Maiden Manager, Rod Smallwood, and the Darklord himself, Alex Milas, as well as other metal fans, band members, media, managers, agents, record labels and music industry heavyweights, all united by a love of heavy metal and a desire to raise money for worthy causes.

The gruelling 3 day ride begins at Alexandra Palace on 7th June and arrives lunchtime on 9th June for the start of the magnificent metal weekend that is Download Festival, with the Kittens performing live on Saturday 10th June. They’ve already started their training and you can check out their progress here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISPXicGRiVY

To donate head to: https://www.justgiving.com/The-Lounge-Kittens-hmtv  
or text “HMTV66” + £Amount to 70070
See the girls on their ‘Bringing Up The Rear’ tour this month where they’ll be shaking the bucket to continue their fundraising and hoping that none of them end up in the Support Vehicle of Shame in June!

20.04 Oxford Bullingdon
21.04 London Dingwalls
22.04 Liverpool Arts Club 2
26.04 Norwich Waterfront Studio
27.04 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
28.04 York Fibbers
29.04 Glasgow Garage Attic
30.04 Sheffield Leadmill

 Mortiis Release New Music'.

Mortiis.Monday 10th April 2017
The latest single from Mortiis' The Great Corrupter album comes courtesy of the Japanese dark ambient-noise artist Merzbow, who twists 'Bleed Like You' into a completely new form.
Check out the track here: https://soundcloud.com/mortiis/bleed-like-you-merzbow-1

"This is not a remix - it´s abuse,"  "The good kind. If you prefer your music traditional, and your audio all pleasant and polished, you should consider walking away now. It is Merzbow mutilating Mortiis. I never really thought that that was going happen, and I don´t think anyone else did either!" says Mortiis.

Much like his own original recordings, Merzbow's interpretation of 'Bleed Like You' is an instrumental attack on the senses. In addition to a lengthy list of recordings, the highly-respected, prolific artist is also a respected writer who has dabbled in various other art mediums.

"We've been trying to think a bit different art-wise for the last few singles. "I thought the time was right to try art directions that were not typical of Mortiis to take. The Merzbow remix single art is another idea I've had for a long time. As usual, it's morphed from the original idea, into a different beast almost entirely, in time. But what else is new?" continues Mortiis.

Mortiis' 'The Great Corrupter', due for release on April 21, is a collection of tracks from The Great Deceiver album, deconstructed and masterfully "corrupted." Other artists tapped for remixes include Chris Vrenna, Rhys Fulber, Die Krupps, John Fryer, GODFLESH, Apoptygma Berzerk, In Slaughter Natives, Raison D´Etre, PIG, and many more. The record will also contain unreleased material from the original recording sessions.

Each of the record's formats will be as its own art package with collectible artwork, including limited edition colored vinyl and a limited edition DVD sized double-CD Digipak with additional exclusive remixes and many other extras.

Pre orders are available now from:
Amazon UK 
Itunes UK
Mortiis webstore 
The official Mortiis webstore is now open at: https://mortiiswebstore.com. Besides the upcoming remix album, fans can also purchase limited edition vinyl, CD, exclusive cassettes, shirts and more. Mortiis has also opened a webstore at the band's official Bandcamp site, which in addition to the same merch, also offers free downloads with most of the merch purchased: https://mortiis.bandcamp.com.

 Through Fire Release New Single 'Breathe'.

Through Fire.Monday 10th April 2017
THROUGH FIRE, the hard rock band from Omaha, Nebraska, unveil new single “Breathe”, ahead of the release of debut studio album of the same name, which gets it’s UK release on April 7th via Sumerian Records

Comprised of guitarist Justin McCain, vocalist Grant Kendrick, bassist Jesse Saint, and drummer Patrick Mussack, THROUGH FIRE have been quickly solidifying a permanent spot amongst the industry’s elite acts, through tours with Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, appearance at mega-festival Chicago Open Air and syncs on NBC Sports that’s seen their music heard at major sporting events.

The band was named the Accelerator Breakout Artist of 2016 by Sirius Octane and was nominated for best new rock act for the 2017 RadioContraband Awards. The band played over 175 shows in 2016 and shows no signs of slowing down, with 2017 set to be a breakout year.

The new single and title track “Breathe” is currently all over US radio, sitting at #16 on the Active Rock charts, top 20 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart and is the band’s second consecutive single to reach #1 on the Octane Big 'Uns Countdown.  

Check out the video for “Breathe” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix-xZR9P0RM 

The deluxe version of “Breathe” will include alternate artwork, acoustic and extended versions of "Breathe" and “Stronger”, a cover of the Christina Perri song "Jar of Hearts" and a guitar tab booklet.  

Album bundles are available now at these locations:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BreatheDLX-IT
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/BreatheDLX-AM
GooglePlay: http://smarturl.it/BreatheDLX-GP

THROUGH FIRE - Breathe (Deluxe) 
01. Reborn (Intro)
02. Breakout
03. Stronger 
04. Where You Lie
05. Breathe
06. Take It All Away
07. Dead Inside
08. Lights
09. Blood On My Hands
10. Damage
11. Jar of Hearts
12. Stronger (Acoustic)
13. Breathe (Acoustic)
14. Stronger (Extended Version)
15. Breathe (Extended Version)

 Black Star Riders Release Video For 'Dancing With The Wrong Girl'.

Black Star Riders.Thursday 6th April 2017
U.S./Irish hard rockers BLACK STAR RIDERS released their hotly-anticipated third album Heavy Fire on the 3rd of February via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Fresh off their extensive run of the UK and Ireland, the band return with a music video for new single, 'Dancing With The Wrong Girl'.

Lead vocalist/guitarist Ricky Warwick explains about the track, "The greatest lie we can endure is from our own denial, sometimes two wrongs can make it alright."

The video was filmed in East London's neon-clad Gods Own Junkyard and was directed by Louis Catlett. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/XUXhAB06BfQ

BLACK STAR RIDERS are special guests at this year's Ramblin' Man Fair taking place on July 29th. For more info and tickets visit: http://www.ramblinmanfair.com/

Order your copy of Heavy Fire:
Limited Edition Orange and clear vinyl from the Nuclear Blast UK Store: http://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireNBUK
Limited Edition Digibook CD, CD, Vinyl & Vinyl Pic Disc from Amazon.co.ukhttp://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireAmzUK
Digital Album from iTunes: http://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireIT

More from 'Heavy Fire':
'Heavy Fire': https://youtu.be/GzATJV-qnOM
'Testify Or Say Goodbye': https://youtu.be/SvcNNeiMl90
Trailer #1https://youtu.be/PXFHrJfMtVY
Trailer #2https://youtu.be/NHb15oJTD8s
Trailer #3: https://youtu.be/yWm1diFNtK4
Trailer #4: https://youtu.be/xp_4OMk6T5U
Trailer #5: https://youtu.be/LNG0Zy6-2KE
'When The Night Comes In' lyric video: https://youtu.be/aR-w6_IH7hE

From the immediate riffs of album opener ³Heavy Fire² to the instant hooks of first single ³When The Night Comes In², from the dirty bass groove of ³Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed² to the familiar and trademark dual guitars of Gorham and Johnson on ³Testify Or Say Goodbye², Heavy Fire is an album that will further cement BSR¹s reputation as one of the world premiere rock acts.

 Arctangent Festival Adds 24 More Bands.

Arctangent.Thursday 6th April 2017
The brilliant ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL can today reveal 24 more bands for their event this year.

Russian Circles / Nordic Giants / Jambinai / Heck / Gallops / Totorro / Thought Forms / USA Nails / Big Jesus / VOLA / Alpha Male Tea Party / Town Portal / Bearded Youth Quest / Vasudeva / FALL OF MESSIAH / Waking Aida / Spectres / The St. Pierre Snake Invasion / LICE / Poisonous Birds / Hoggs Bison / Landscapes / Madilan / Chiyoda Ku

Brian Cook of Russian Circles says:

"Playing ArcTanGent back in 2014 was such a positive surprise. I tend to be a bit cynical of festivals because so many of them seem to pick from the same pool of artists. It's always a couple of big-name industry-standard headliners buoyed by all the recent critic's-darlings who haven't been road-tested. There's nothing exciting about it; it's all geared towards high-visibility stuff that makes the sponsors happy. The attendees at festivals like Coachella don't really care who's playing--they just want to go and hang out at a festival. Why is ArcTanGent awesome? Because it's a festival coordinated and curated by people who are more interested in doing something artistically awesome than in doing something high-profile to attract beer companies to throw money at them. And the people that show up are genuine fans. It's such a positive environment. We're very excited to be back."

From festival booker and organiser, James Scarlett:
“The ArcTanGent Thursday is always my favourite day of the whole festival. We let about half the audience in early and invite back bands that people have loved at ATG in the past. The atmosphere is always incredible and for our 5th birthday we’ve really gone big -  Russian Circles will headline the Yohkai Stage and Nordic Giants will headline the PX3 so it’s going to be spectacular. The best bit is that there are no clashes on the Thursday so if you want to see all 14 bands you can. One word of warning though, the early entry tickets will sell out, so don’t hang around if you want one!.”

All of these bands join the already stellar lineup below:
Explosions in the Sky / TesseracT / Converge / Sikth / Boris / God Is An Astronaut / Defeater / Future of the Left / Devil Sold His Soul / TTNG / Tricot / Listener / The Number Twelve Looks Like You / sleepmakeswaves / Tall Ships / Employed to Serve / Bossk / Hark / OHHMS / The Physics House Band / Strobes / Brutus / Stearica / Hemelbestormer / Lost in Kiev / Hikes / Right Hand Left Hand / HCBP / Future Horizons / Boss Keloid / Pijn / Gilmore Trail / itoldyouiwouldeatyou / Frontierer / Wot Gorilla? / GUG / Living Body / Jardín de la Croix / You Break, You Buy / worriedaboutsatan / Britney / a-tota-so / He Was Eaten By Owls / Toska / Halo Tora / The Evil Usses / Irk / Nitkowski / Death Pedals / Real Terms

The 2017 headliners, Converge and Explosions In The Sky, were announced exclusively on the Radio 1 Rock Show in January, which was met with unprecedented demand for tickets. These acts are playing their ONLY 2017 UK show's at ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL.

Link to the festival homepage, where all day splits can be seen - http://www.arctangent.co.uk/news/
ArcTanGent Festival 2017 ticket link - HERE

A little bit about ATG:
In recent years, ArcTanGent has built a reputation for itself as THE emerging UK rock festival, both putting on exclusive performances from exceptional, worldwide artists and supporting new, exciting talent.

Previous acts include American Football, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Deafheaven, La Dispute, And So I Watch You From Afar, Animals As Leaders, Cult of Luna, Deerhoof, The Fall of Troy, This Will Destroy You, 65daysofstatic, Fuck Buttons, Maybeshewill, Black Peaks, Rolo Tomassi, Heck, Arcane Roots and many more.

 Twelve Foot Ninja Announce Tour Support.

Twelve Foot Ninja.Thursday 6th April 2017
Aussie genre shapeshifters Twelve Foot Ninja have announced that Uneven Structure will support them on their upcoming April tour. The seven-date run will be Twelve Foot Ninja’s first headline tour of the UK, following whirlwind tours of the US and Australia.

This tour includes shows at Birmingham’s Mama Roux’s (which was upgraded after previously selling out The Rainbow Complex) and The Underworld in London, both of which have now SOLD OUT. Additionally, VIP upgrades are now available for all dates. VIP packages include a meet and greet with the band, exclusive VIP laminate, a T-Shirt and signed tour poster, and can be purchased at www.terrificticketing.net

Arguably one of the most innovative heavy bands in the world today, with their unique blend of hard rock and other genres rarely associated with head banging, Twelve Foot Ninja are best understood from the moshpit.

For a taste of what to expect, check out this previously unseen live footage of ‘Collateral’ from Twelve Foot Ninja’s recent show in Sydney: https://youtu.be/0Df6Bw4uvh4

The last remaining tickets are available at twelvefootninja.com/shows – you do not want to miss this!

Twelve Foot Ninja
OUTLIER Tour

Monday 10 April – Manchester, Rebellion UK
Tuesday 11 April – Audio, Glasgow UK
Wednesday 12 April – Think Tank, Newcastle UK
Thursday 13 April – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham UK SOLD OUT
Friday 14 April – Rock City Basement, Nottingham UK
Saturday 15 April - Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes UK
Monday 17 April – The Underworld – London UK SOLD OUT

 Imelda May Releases Powerful Video For New Single 'Should've Been You'.

Imelda May.Wednesday 5th April 2017
Irish superstar Imelda May has today released a powerful music video for her new single, 'Should've Been You'. Inspired by the recent Women's March, Imelda herself created the concept for the video, which was filmed in Brixton, London, by director Laura Scrivano. Shot in one continuous take, the video sees Imelda and a group of everyday 'superwomen' – real Imelda May fans who responded to a Facebook post – march through Brixton Market holding placards with messages of solidarity and empowerment. It follows Imelda's appearance at the Brit Awards wearing her #dresslikeawoman outfit.
 
Imelda reveals, "I wrote Should've Been You as a personal story of heartbreak, regret and eventual empowerment but when making this video I wanted it to reflect current feelings of solidarity amongst lots of women worldwide in response to events unfolding around us such as the Trump administration's approach to affordable health and maternity issues. I wanted to ask the question 'who takes care of us? We are 50% of the world and it's the people in power's responsibility to take care of women as well. It still seems like it's a man's world and in 2017 that's shocking. And I have a young daughter, which changes your perception of how you want things to be. You want to leave her a better world, you think ahead that way."
 
Imelda continues, "The women in the video, who were predominately made up of my fans, represent a cross section of wonderful everyday women – superwomen from all walks of life. They are not victims or aggressive towards men but are powerful and positive representations of the female spirit and solidarity. I am very proud of it. We worked hard, had fun, had many laughs and all before most ran off to do the school run! They all made me feel proud to be a woman!"
 
The track is taken from her hotly anticipated forthcoming fifth studio record,  'Life. Love. Flesh. Blood' - produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett and featuring musical contributions from guitar hero Jeff Beck (on 'Black Tears') and piano legend Jools Holland – it is fast becoming one of the most anticipated albums of this year. Praised by publications including Mojo ("A powerful new direction") Uncut, The Mirror (who described her new music as "Raw and real") to the Mail On Sunday (who made it Album Of The Week, gave it four stars and stated: "Great albums tend to be growers, but this one grabs you at first acquaintance"), The Daily Telegraph (comparing it to Bob Dylan's classic album 'Blood On The Tracks') alongside support from US industry publication Billboard Magazine as well as UK tastemaker music publications from Foxes Magazine to The Four Oh Five.
 
Bob Dylan also recently revealed he is a fan of Imelda, including her alongside Iggy Pop and Valerie June as his favourite recent artists, in a rare interview with Bill Flanagan, published on his website.
 
Imelda May, born and raised in The Liberties area of Dublin, has become one of Ireland's most celebrated female artists in history. Discovered by Jools Holland, who asked Imelda to support him on tour, Imelda has gone on to perform alongside legendary artists including Lou Reed, Bono and Smokey Robinson and can count high profile artists including Bob Dylan and Bono amongst her fans. Her previous album 'Tribal' debuted at #1 in Ireland and #3 in the UK.
 
Imelda has also announced her extensive 2017 UK Headline Tour in May, including a night at The London Palladium. A string of shows in the U.S. and Canada in June follows, including three dates as support for ‪Elvis Costello.

 Terror stream New Song 'No Love Lost'.

Terror.Wednesday 5th April 2017
Influential hardcore band, Terror have streamed a new song for their vicious new single called "No Love Lost" from the band's highly anticipated, upcoming EP, The Walls Will Fall, which will be released on April 28th via Pure Noise Records (digital, CD) and Triple B (vinyl). The label has launched a pre-order for the record and is streaming the video now at TheWallsWillFall.com.

You can stream new track 'No Love Lost' here or by clicking the image below

"This is the last song we wrote and recorded for the ep, and it's my favourite of the songs on the record. The music is hard hitting from beginning to end, and I tracked the vocals a few weeks after I did the other songs.  they came out with some bite and urgency and the whole song just comes off pretty honest." – Scott Vogel
The Walls Will Fall will be Terror's first record with their new label Pure Noise Records. The record follows their most recent full-length, 2015's The 25th Hour, and features some of the most crushing tracks the band has ever recorded.

The Walls Will Fall Tracklisting:
1. Balance The Odds
2. Kill 'Em Off
3. The Walls Will Fall
4. No Love Lost
5. Step To You (Madball Cover)

Pre-order here

 Thrice Unleash Video For 'Hurricane'.

Thrice.Wednesday 5th April 2017
Today, Thrice is proud to unveil the official video for "Hurricane," their standout single from their ninth studio album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. Directed by Y2K, the video chronicles an eerie, yet powerful and passionate love story. Fans may also recognize one of the lead actors from the "Black Honey" video released last summer. 

Watch the "Hurricane" video HERE

The band is also pleased to announce their involvement with Record Store Day. The guys will release an exclusive two-track 7" with a brand new track entitled "Sea Change," as well as a TBEITBN B-side and live version of "Black Honey." The release is limited to 2,500 copies. Head to recordstoreday.com to see a full list of participating retailers.

Thrice will be the special guests on Rise Against and Deftones' North American summer tour. Before kicking off that leg of dates, the band will play a number of festivals including WJRR's Earthday Birthday (Orlando, FL), Groezrock (Meerhout, Belgium), Pointfest (Maryland Heights, MO), and Rock On The Range (Columbus, OH). A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

Thrice On Tour:
4/22 – Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds (WJRR's Earthday Birthday)
4/27 – London, UK @ KOKO [SOLD OUT]
4/28 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
4/29 – Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock

5/13 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Pointfest)
5/19-21 – Columbus, OH @ Mapfre Stadium (Rock On The Range)

6/09 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ^ %
6/10 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Theater at Freedom Hill ^ %
6/11 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre ^ %
6/13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater ^ %
6/14 – National Harbor, MD @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor ^ %
6/15 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
6/16 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ^ %
6/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn's Landing ^ %
6/18 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater ^ %
6/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre ^ %
6/22 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre ^ %
6/23 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater ^ %
6/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily's Amphitheatre ^ #
6/26 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ^ #
6/27 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion ^ #
6/28 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater ^ #
6/30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center ^ #

7/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater ^ #
7/03 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater ^ #
7/04 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater ^
7/06 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion ^ #
7/07 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre ^ #
7/08 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center ^ #
7/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion ^ #

^  – with Rise Against and Deftones
% – with Three Trapped Tigers 
# – with Frank Iero and the Patience

 Obey The Brave To Release Third album 'Mad Season'.

Obey The Brave.Wednesday 5th April 2017
On June 2, Canadian five-piece Obey The Brave will release their third full-length Mad Season. With its raw passion and furious determination, the album affirms Obey The Brave as a major heavyweight in the metalcore genre. Pre-orders for Mad Season are available at: http://found.ee/otb_store

Today also marks the premiere of Obey The Brave’s new single “On Our Own.” Delivering massive power chords and uncompromising emotion, “On Our Own” exemplifies the heart of Mad Season: anthems of empowerment born of adversity.

Listen to Obey The Brave’s “On Our Own” HERE

The follow-up to 2014’s Salvation, Mad Season came to life during an especially tumultuous period for Obey The Brave (vocalist Alex Erian, guitarists John Campbell and Terrence McAuley, bassist Cory Wilson, and drummer Stevie Morotti). But after a lineup change and a series of false starts in the studio, the band emerged with their most ambitious yet viscerally potent album so far.

Co-produced by McAuley—who worked alongside engineer/mixer Dean Hadjichristou (Protest The Hero, Parkway Drive)—Mad Season also proves to be Obey The Brave’s most stylistically diverse work to date. In addition to featuring a collaboration with French Canadian rap group Loud Lary Ajust (on the beat-heavy “RIP”), Mad Season finds Erian expanding his vocal approach and introducing a singing style inspired by old-school punk.

“There’s still a lot of screaming on the album, but it was really important for me artistically to try something different and give it my all,” says Erian. “It’s very exciting to try to reinvent yourself.”

Obey The Brave will be playing festivals and club shows across mainland Europe in June and July. Please see the full list of dates below:

June 22, 2017 Frankfurt @ 11er w/ Chelsea Grin (DE) - TICKETS
June 23, 2017 Ysselsteyn @ Jera On Air (NL) - TICKETS
June 24, 2017  Roitzschjora @ With Full Force (DE) - TICKETS
June 29, 2017 Saarbrücken @ Garage (DE) w/ Northlane  - TICKETS
June 30, 2017 Stuttgart @ Kellerklub (DE) w/ Northlane, Cheslea Grin  - TICKETS
July 1, 2017 Münster @ Vainstream Rockfest (DE) - TICKETS
July 2, 2017 Aschaffenburg @ HC Summer Fest (DE) w/ Comeback Kid - TICKETS
July 3, 2017 Dornbirn @ Conrad Sohm (AT)  w/ Northlane, Chelsea Grin – TICKES   
July 4, 2017  Regensburg @ Airport (DE) w/ Deez Nuts, Northlane, Chelsea Grin  - TICKETS
July 7, 2017  Viveiro @ Ressurection Festival (ES) - TICKETS
July 15, 2017 Goldenstedt @ Afdreiht Un Buten (DE) - TICKETS
July 22, 2017  Velké Meziříčí @ Fajtfest  (CZ) - TICKETS

MAD SEASON TRACKLIST:
 
1. On thin Ice
2. Drama
3. On Our Own
4. Mad Season
5. 97 Again
6. Les Temps Sont Durs
7. Low Key
8. Feed The Fire
9. The Distance
10. Way It Goes
11. RIP
12. This Is It

Obey The Brave formed in January 2012, with its members hailing from Montreal and Ottawa. Fueled by a strong DIY ethic, the band released its debut album Young Blood that same year, and quickly adopted a relentless touring schedule. Obey The Brave have now toured the world with many fellow metalcore standard-bearers (including The Amity Affliction, Stick To Your Guns, Emmure, Attila, Terror, Carnifex, We Came As Romans), forging meaningful relationships with each audience at show after show.

 Falling In Reverse Drop Video For 'Coming Home'.

Falling In Reverse.Wednesday 5th April 2017
Falling in Reverse have dropped the celestial video for "Coming Home,"  the title track from their upcoming fourth album, due out April 7, 2017 on Epitaph Records. Watch the video for "Coming Home"here

"This video is an analogy of the dichotomies between my personal life and my public life — a lonely traveler content on fulfilling the dreams he set out on, but missing out on everything he has at home. A bittersweet duality," said frontman Ronnie Radke.

The band also released the tracks "Loser" and "Broken" ahead of the album's release.

Coming Home is the follow up to 2015's Just Like You and the album finds the band exploring its sound, all the while retaining the signature ethos and aesthetic that has won the love and loyalty of its incredibly invested fans and followers.

Coming Home is available for pre-order here.
Coming Home Track Listing 
1. "Coming Home"
2.  "Broken"
3.  "Loser"
4. "Fuck You and All Your Friends"
5.  "I Hate Everyone"
6.  "I'm Bad At Life"
7.  "Hanging On"
8.  "Superhero"
9.  "Straight to Hell"
10.  "I Don't Mind"
11.  "The Departure"
12.  "Right Now" (bonus)
13.  "Paparazzi" (bonus)

 Ben Marwood To Release New Album 'Get Found'.

Ben Marwood.Wednesday 5th April 2017
Five days before long-awaited third album 'Get Found', which you can preorder now, Ben Marwood has revealed the lyric video's ultimate form for new song 'The Devil Makes Work For Jazz Hands'.

Ahead of the album's release on 7 April, and an album tour on 6 April with labelmate Non Canon and support from Helen Chambers, 'The Devil Makes Work For Jazz Hands' dips into the determination it took to make the album a reality.

Driven by the stripped back approach that helped make Ben's debut album 'Outside There's A Curse' such a favourite, the song speaks of death, and hints at the struggles that kept Ben out of action for a year.  Ultimately the song is redemptive, with Ben singing "you should know that you can't fear all the things you feel in the dark".
In satirising the lyric video – from drum clicks to choruses, and glitches to reboot via loading screens for extra drum fills and self-worth – it transposes more meaning from the song than your average attempt at teaching you a song's words.

'Get Found' has been a long time in the making. After the successes of debut album 'Outside There's A Curse' (2011) and the follow-up 'Back Down' (2013) – which include a sold out solo headline tour; a support run with Frank Turner across the US, and the very surreal spectacle of accompanying Mr Turner upon rolling green hills at his pre-show performance of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony - Ben wasn't sure he'd ever be able to or even want to play music again.

A very intense year-long illness stopped Ben in his tracks and even though 2014-2015 was a surprisingly productive year of writing new songs, life continued to intervene, and this promising musician spent a year "embracing horizontal living".

A third album was anything but inevitable at that point. Yet here we are, in 2017, warmly welcoming another Ben Marwood record. The album doesn't stray far from its roots but plays with them tenderly. Pedal steel aches on 'Enraptured', while 'DNFTTTS' is pure andante piano melody. 'Nights' chugs and spits before bellowing into the most uplifting-sounding chorus about death you've heard yet – and there are plenty to come. "I'm not dead, I'm not dying, I just can't get up," confesses Ben on 'I'm Wide Awake It's Boring' as one of just two songs that directly reference his mental and physical state of that difficult year. But Ben's still able to pull his best from just his familiar flowing fingerstyle and disarmingly affecting voice on 'Bones' and 'Bury Me In the Pantheon'.

Confessional and demanding of attention – it's great to have Ben Marwood back.

 At The Drive In Unleash New Single 'Hostage Stamps'.

At The Drive In.Monday 3rd April 2017
Fresh off a triumphant handful of US dates—including a surprise pop-up performance that was the talk of SXSW and a run of make-up dates including the euphoric sweat drenched NYC frenzy described above, At The Drive In has unleashed “Hostage Stamps,” the third single from the highly anticipated new album in • ter a • li • a, out May 5th on Rise Records. Listen now:iTunes / Spotify

Cedric Bixler-Zavala describes the song as “like walking through the hallway in some war-torn ghetto and reading the writing on the wall. When you hear things like, ‘Raise your nithing pole,’ I don’t think anyone will know what that is right away, but when you look it up, it’s this curse. We are going to be victorious. Here’s the fucking head on the stake in front of our army. We’re coming back. It’s reading the writing on the wall. It’s going and keeping your ear to the ground and listening to the heartbeat of young people.”

Expanding on that theme, the band has unveiled an ominous new video directed by Rob Shaw and Damon Locks (who also designed the characters and set) to accompany the single’s release. Using a mix of stop-motion as well as digital animation, the video depicts faceless militaristic figures holding a man captive, as billboards bearing ominous messages flash in and out of view. The final scene is an eruption of chaos as the prisoner sets off an explosion. Watch here: https://youtu.be/JoNJ6AQhmFY

At The Drive In’s North American tour in support of  in • ter a • li • a will kick off May 6th with a hometown show at El Paso’s County County Coliseum. See below for all announced dates and get your tickets now at http://www.atthedriveinmusic.com/tour/

For more information, stay tuned to http://www.atthedriveinmusic.com.

 Papa Roach Unleash Two New Tracks From Forthcoming Album 'Crooked Teeth'.

Papa Roach.Monday 3rd April 2017
California-based rock band Papa Roach have released two more tracks from their forthcoming 8th studio album 'Crooked Teeth' due 19th May via Eleven Seven Music.

The official lyric video for 'Born For Greatness' and streaming track 'Periscope' featuring guest vocals from American singer/songwriter Skylar Grey are available to view here:
Born For Greatness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i8uLP71U8Q
Periscope (feat. Skylar Grey): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i8uLP71U8Q

The album was recorded at Steakhouse Studio in North Hollywood, California, with production from Nicholas "RAS" Furlong and Colin Brittain with the exception of 'Born For Greatness', which saw Papa Roach collaborate with writer / producer Jason Evigan. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix said: "The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that 2000's Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire."
The track listing is as follows;
Disc 1
01. 'Break The Fall'
02. 'Crooked Teeth'
03. 'My Medication'
04. 'Born For Greatness'
05. 'American Dreams'
06. 'Periscope' (feat. Skylar Grey)
07. 'Help'
08. 'Sunrise Trailer Park' (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
09. 'Traumatic'
10. 'None Of The Above'
11. 'Richochet'*
12. 'Nothing'*
13. 'Bleeding Through'*
*deluxe edition bonus tracks
 
Disc 2 (deluxe edition only)
01. 'Intro' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
02. 'Face Everything And Rise' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
03. 'Getting Away With Murder' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
04. 'Between Angels And Insects' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
05. 'Where Did The Angels Go?' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
06. 'Broken Home' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
07. 'Burn' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
08. 'Forever' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
09. 'Scars' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
10. 'Lifeline' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
11. 'Infest' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
12. 'Kick In The Teeth' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
13. 'Broken As Me' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
14. 'Still Swingin'' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
15. 'To Be Loved' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
16. 'Last Resort' (live at Fillmore Detroit)

Papa Roach are:
Jacoby Shaddix (vocals)
Jerry Horton (guitar)
Tobin Esperance (bass)
Tony Palermo (drums)

A video for title track 'Crooked Teeth', produced and directed by Bryson Roach, has already been released, along with an official lyric video for 'Help'. View clips below:
Crooked Teeth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HS2DQrG7wE
Help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSecjqcO3Jk

The band set out on tour in April, see dates here: www.paparoach.com/tour to booking / transaction fees.

 Camden Rocks Adds More Bands To Junes Festival.

Camden Rocks.Monday 3rd April 2017
Today Camden Rocks Festival confirm Swedish rock giants Royal Republic and Leeds' Pulled Apart By Horses, who just released their new album 'The Haze' to high praise from the likes of Kerrang, Q, Upset Magazine, DIY, NME, Uncut and many more, will join the 2017 line up this June 3rd.

Camden Rocks Festival 2017 is the biggest and best value multi-venue all-day music event of the UK festival calendar. Progressively expanding each year adding new venues - 2017 will take place across 25 of Camden Town's legendary music venues, now including Koko - and feature 250 bands, it's become the annual highlight for many in the London locality, and far beyond.

With near 100 more bands and artists still to be announced, this year's headliners include the likes of FEEDER, The Coral, The Damned, Milburn, The Rifles, Reverend and The Makers, Carl Barat & The Jackals and many more topping the 250-band-strong bill, together with some of the country's finest up and coming new acts.

Camden Rocks' previous years have seen special performances from a range of internationally acclaimed artists and prospering new bands including The Cribs, Funeral For A Friend, Bullet For My Valentine, Creeper, Slaves, Yuck, Heck, Billy Bragg, Ginger Wildheart, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Gnarwolves and many more.

Festival organiser Chris McCormack - formerly of Creation Records-signed quartet 3 Colours Red - promotes Camden's best club nights all-year round under the Camden Rocks Presents moniker, putting on over 300 gigs each year, scouting the country's finest new talent to showcase alongside some of the biggest names in rock, indie and punk at Camden Rocks Festival every year.

"The festival is a total celebration of what Camden is all about as the creative hub of the UK music scene," he adds. "The clubs and venues here have been, and continue to, host some of the now-biggest names in music in their fledging stages. In the past we've had Catfish & The Bottlemen playing the Barfly to 100 people. So many great bands have cut their teeth here and it's a pleasure to continue to fly the flag high for new, up and coming bands alongside the big names each year."

Alongside Pulled Apart By Horses and Royal Republic, further new names announced to join the line-up today are noted below in bold:

Royal Republic, Pulled Apart By Horses, The London SS, FAERS, Before Victoria, White Room, Drama club rejects, Avalanche Party, Shea, Indigo Lo, HCBP, October Drift, Thunder On The Left, This Years Ghost, Berries, Sisteray, Tokyo Taboo, The Distorting Glass, YUNG DRUID, Death and the Penguin, Scoundrel, Overdog, Temple Lake, Rumble Fish, Black Doldrums, Our Propaganda, SERPENTYNE, Salt, Surge, The Alibi and Peter Von Toy.

The current line-up for Camden Rocks Festival 2017 is as follows:

Feeder, The Coral, The Damned, Milburn, The Rifles, Reverend and The Makers, Carl Barat & The Jackals, Orange Goblin, The Professionals, Royal Republic, Pulled Apart By Horses, THE RUTS DC, The King Blues, anti nowhere league, Andy Cairns (Therapy?), Turbowolf, The Virginmarys, The Urban Voodoo Machine, The Membranes, Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction, Hey!Hello!, The Rainband, Stone Broken, Big Boy Bloater and the LiMiTs, MOSES, Desert Mountain Tribe, Habitats, Screaming Eagles, Imperial Leisure, The Main Grains, Love Zombies, The London SS, Napoleon, Slydigs, Max Raptor, The Blinders, Losers, Cortes, Colour Of Noise, Reigning Days, MassMatiks, The Dirty Youth, Hands Off Gretel, AARON BUCHANAN and THE CULT CLASSICS, Courage My Love, BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE, Asylums, Jasmine Rodgers, Straight Lines, Yonaka, When We Were Wolves, BRAWLERS, Exist Immortal, Desert Storm, SKARLETT RIOT, Flight Brigade, REWS, Duncan Reid and the Big Heads, Empire, WIDE EYED BOY, BLANK PARODY, Massive Waggons, Gold Key, The Anita Chellamah Band, Dirty Thrills, Inklings, Fizzy Blood, Broken Witt Rebels, Louise Distras, Millie Manders & The ShutUp, Bad Nerves, GOAN DOGS, FAERS, Forte, Stereo Juggernaut, Heel, The Kut, The Franklys, Halflives, Weirds, Lock, Frauds, Holding Absence, LAST GREAT DREAMERS, THECITYISOURS, Bare Knuckle Parade, Reverted, Before Victoria, Lupus-Dei, Liines, We came from wolves, Tigress, Daxx & Roxane, Rival Karma, The SoapGirls, SINGLE BY SUNDAY, Oxygen Thief, CUTE CUTE DEΔTH, Blackwaters, Tiny Giant, False Heads, VALERAS, Curse of Lono, DAMN DICE, Sleepfire, The Luka State, John, Divides, Desert planes, Lucie Barat, White Room, Happy Accidents, Brandy Row, Role Models, Willow Robinson, Only Sun, Drama Club Rejects, Toffees, Tim Muddiman & The Strange, Avalanche Party, Chinese missy, HVMM, BLACK SIXTEEN, Yungblud, Kidbrother, Veridian, IAMWARFACE, The RPM's, BEXATRON, Harker Moon, Mama Moonshine, The Muffin Heads, GØSPEL, Cavalcade, Shea, Will O'Donnell, Matty James Cassidy, Two Year Break, Couples, LILITH AND THE KNIGHT, Panic Island, Secret Cameras, Via Dolorosa, Glam Skanks, They Uncultured, Nash, Indigo Lo, HCBP, October Drift, Thunder On The Left, This Years Ghost, Berries, Sisteray, Tokyo Taboo, The Distorting Glass, YUNG DRUID, Death and the Penguin, Scoundrel, Overdog, Temple Lake, Rumble Fish, Black Doldrums, Our Propaganda, SERPENTYNE, Salt, Surge, The Alibi and Peter Von Toy.

Camden Rocks Festival 2017 venues include:

Koko, Electric Ballroom, Underworld, Dingwalls, PROUD, Camden Assembly, Black Heart, Monarch, The Forge, The Crowndale, Dublin Castle, Dingwalls Canal side, Bloc bar – upstairs, Bloc bar, Hawley Arms, Good Mixer, Brew-Dog, Be At One, Devonshire Arms, Belushis, Winnicott, The Fiddlers Elbow, The Lyttelton Arms, The Pack & Carriage, Camden Market Amphitheatre.

All tickets to the fifth year event in 2016 sold out and 2017 looks set to be no different. £39.50 tickets are now available from the link below subject
 

 Free Throw Announce New Album.

Free Throw.Monday 3rd April 2017
Nashville's Free Throw is excited to announce its sophomore album and Triple Crown Records debut Bear Your Mind – due out on May 26th . Produced by Brett Romnes (The Early November, I Am The Avalanche) and mixed by Vince Ratti (Braid, Tigers Jaw, mewithoutYou), Bear Your Mind is truly a step forward for the quintet, showing a newfound maturity in both the lyrical content and instrumental compositions found across all 11 tracks. In support, Free Throw is embarking on a five-week US headline tour at the end of May, including stops at San Francisco's Bottom of the Hill, and NYC's Knitting Factory before wrapping up in their hometown at the appropriately named venue, The End.

"...the more personal and introspective music set to make up their forthcoming album for new label home Triple Crown Records, Free Throw's unpretentious callback to the emo and screamo they grew up on, along with their affinity for pop culture, has helped broaden their reach well beyond the confines of Nashville." - Philip Obenschain, Noisey

Having spent the last several years touring the country and growing from the DIY basement scene to club tours with the likes of Sorority Noise, Tiny Moving Parts, and You Blew It!, Free Throw has been able to harness and cultivate the band's early grit and genuine ideology that fans have come to know and love. This same balance can be found in the songwriting, where huge sing-along choruses intersect with raw energy and dynamic song structures across the board; elements that put Free Throw's live shows over the top – having the crowd's quiet undivided attention at one moment, and climbing over each other while singing at the top of their lungs at the next.

Free Throw's new album Bear Your Mind is due out May 26 th via Triple Crown Records. The band's lead single 'Randy, I Am The Liquor' is available now via all DSPs.

All confirmed dates for the band's US headline tour can be found below with support from Homesafe and Heart Attack Man, and for up-to- date information be sure to stay tuned to freethrowband.com.

 In Hearts Wake To Support While She Sleeps.

In Hearts Wake.Monday 3rd April 2017
In Hearts Wake have today released brand new track 'Warcry' ahead of their impending UK & European tour, taking in direct support for While She Sleeps, select Impericon Festivals and Groezrock. The band have also announced a huge Australian headline run, with support coming from Crossfaith, While She Sleeps and Polaris.

Click below to listen to 'Warcry'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn1YhWfY_L4 
Frontman Jake Taylor explains the concept of the track: "A Warcry is made to rally those for battle or to gather participants together for a campaign. The current systems in place are violently pitting us against each other, propelling our species towards our own extinction. This track is a call to come together, to unite peacefully against the forces that are currently destroying life on Earth and the resources that support it. The time is now.  
                                                                                                               
"The words of the verse are the vision of a Seer, who speaks of a dark and horrific future to come. The chorus defies this nihilistic prophesy outright. We, the New Generation, will not idly sit back and watch the abuse of our world. If we do not take timely action, then we are passively contributing to the Seer's bleak prediction. Our inaction is part of the problem; let us answer the Warcry and become part of the solution. What kind of a world do you wish for tomorrow–to ensure a tomorrow..."In Hearts Wake 
UK & European Tour
Supporting WHILE SHE SLEEPS

11/04 – Pod Minoga, Poznan, PL (HEADLINE SHOW)*
12/04 – Nova Chmelnice, Prague, CZ (HEADLINE SHOW)*
13/04 – Randal Club, Bratislava, SK (HEADLINE SHOW)*
14/04 – Impericon Fest Vienna, AT*
14/04 – Impericon Fest Vienna, AT*
15/04 – Impericon Fest Leipzig, DE*
17/04 - Impericon Fest Manchester, UK*
20/04 – Fibbers, York, UK
21/04 – Sheffield, Plug, UK
22/04 – The Dome, London, UK
23/04 – The Dome, London, UK
25/04 – Concord 2, Brighton, UK
26/04 – Talking Heads, Southampton, UK
27/04 – O2 Academy 2, Oxford, UK
28/04 – The Fleece, Bristol, UK
29/04 – Academy 2, Manchester, UK
30/04 – Impericon Fest Munich, DE*
01/05 – Academy, Dublin, UK
02/05 – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast, UK
03/05 – Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
05/05 – Sugarmill, Stoke, UK
06/05 – Waterfront, Norwich, UK
08/05 – Riverside, Newcastle, UK
09/05 – Garage, Glasgow, UK
10/05 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
12/05 – Asylum, Birmingham, UK
13/05 – Stylus, Leeds, UK
(WHILE SHE SLEEPS NOT APPEARING AT ASTERISKED DATES)
Australian Headline Tour
Supported by Crossfaith, While She Sleeps & Polaris

10/7 - Capitol, Perth (18+)
11/7 - The Gov, Adelaide (LIC/AA)
13/7 -  The Forum, Melbourne (18+)
14/7 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (Lic/AA)
15/7 - The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)

Tickets on sale Friday 7 April at 9am

 Ghost Announced As Final Bloodstock Headliner.

Bloodstock.Monday 3rd April 2017
BLOODSTOCK are very excited to announce GHOST as their Saturday night headliner!

This will be GHOST's first 'ritual' at BLOODSTOCK and watching their amazing stage show after dark is sure to be quite the religious experience!  Check out a taster of what might be in store via this clip from Hellfest 2016 - https://youtu.be/JNCbvDIOeT4.

A Nameless Ghoul informs us "We are absolutely chuffed to finally be playing at the classic BLOODSTOCK.  Over the years we have heard so many great things about it and now, to be able to headline one of the nights, is a great honour and we are very much looking forward to it.  Thank you all and see you there!"

GHOST, who are hot off the back of their Popestar UK tour, channel the early sounds of Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Judas Priest and Mercyful Fate, as well as elements of prog and late '60s psych rock, so couldn't be more at home on Catton Park's hallowed turf.  Papa and the Ghouls current album, 'Meliora' spawned the Grammy Award-winning track, 'Cirice', the video for which has clocked up almost 16 million views on YouTube - https://youtu.be/-0Ao4t_fe0I.  'Meliora' was followed in September 2016 by their critically lauded 'Popestar' EP, featuring the hugely sticky 'Square Hammer' - https://youtu.be/VqoyKzgkqR4.   We can't wait to welcome them to Catton Park in August!

VIP tickets and upgrades are now moving very quickly, with some packages already sold out, so if you're planning on 'going VIP', grab yours soon to avoid disappointment over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.

Already announced for 2017 are Friday's headliners AMON AMARTH, Sunday's headliners MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, INQUISITION, KING PARROT, SCARAB, WINTERSUN, ONI, DENDERA, KROH, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, COURTESANS, WRETCHED SOUL, BOSSK, and WINTERFYLLETH.  Many more are still be announced!  Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK's social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee), plus those increasingly limited VIP packages/upgrades and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than 'on the day' purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  Children's weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4's go free!  

 Attila Embark On UK Tour.

Attila.Monday 3rd April 2017
Atlanta based party metallers ATTILA will kick off their long awaited European 'Chaos' tour tomorrow in Glasgow, UK.

Watch the tour trailer now here: https://www.facebook.com/AttilaGA/videos/10154021048547393/

ATTILA frontman Fronz commented: "We are EXTREMELY excited to come back to Europe for a headlining tour. It's been long overdue. We just released our new album CHAOS and we're stoked to play some new songs for the very first time! This will be our biggest European Tour yet!"

Tour dates:
01.04.2017 - UK, Glasgow - Garage
02.04.2017 - UK, Leeds - Key Club
03.04.2017 - UK, Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
04.04.2017 - UK, Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
05.04.2017 - UK, Bristol - Marble Factory
06.04.2017 - UK, Manchester - Academy 2
07.04.2017 - UK, London - Electric Ballroom
09.04.2017 - UK, Southhampton - Engine Rooms

10.04.2017 - FR, Paris - Petit Bain
11.04.2017 - DE, Cologne - Luxor
12.04.2017 - BE, Antwerp - Kavka
13.04.2017 - NE, Haarlem - Patronaat
14.04.2017 - DE, Berlin - Bi Nuu
15.04.2017 - DE, Stuttgart - Club Cann
17.04.2017 - SWE, Stockholm - Fryshuset
18.04.2017 - NO, Oslo - Krosset
19.04.2017 - DK, Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
20.04.2017 - DE, Hamburg - Logo
21.04.2017 - FR, Strasbourg - Laiterie
22.04.2017 - IT, Pinarella Di Cervia - Rockplanet Club
23.04.2017 - AT, Vienna - Flex
24.04.2017 - CH, Pratteln - 27
25.04.2017 - DE, Munich - Backstage Halle

ATTILA recently released their brand new album 'Chaos' via SharpTone Records.

 Ward Thomas Announce Massive UK Tour.

WArd Thomas.Friday 31st March 2017
After opening C2C Festival at the O2 Arena on March 10th, Ward Thomas release their stunning new EP 'A Shorter Story' - a series of 5 cover versions
cherry picked by Catherine and Lizzy. Once again the release showcases their stunning vocal harmonies, as well as seeing them put their own unique stamp on some of their favourite songs.
 
Catherine and Lizzy said 'We've been playing around with cover versions as part of our acoustic Snug Sessions videos for a few years now and mostly they have gone down really well. We recorded the EP over two days and have tried to bring something new and different to each song whilst at the same time respecting the original versions. Hopefully people like them!'

A Shorter Story is available now on Spotify and iTunes.

Ward Thomas have already sold an incredible 17,000 tickets for their spring tour with a number of dates already sold out, while their acclaimed 'Cartwheels' album has sold over 75,000 copies since entering the UK charts at Number 1 last September.
 
This morning, the girls were added to the bill for Tom Petty at Hyde Park on July 9th,with major festival appearances following that at Latitude, Isle of Wight, Cornbury and Harvest amongst others. In August they will also support one of their all time heroines Miranda Lambert.
 
Ward Thomas play:
 
April
Fri 28th                                   GUILDFORD, G Live                                                                                                           SOLD OUT
Sat 29th                                   BIRMINGHAM, O2 Birmingham Institute
Sun 30th                  EDINBURGH, Queens Hall                                                                                  SOLD OUT
 
May
Tue 2nd                                   YORK, York Barbican
Wed 3rd                  SHEFFIELD, The Plug
Thu 4th                                    LEEDS, Church
Fri 5th                                     NORWICH, Open
Sat 6th                                     OXFORD, O2 Academy
Tue 9th                                    LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
Wed 10th                 LONDON, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Thu 11th                                  WORTHING, Pavilion Theatre
Fri 12th                                   PORTSMOUTH, Pyramids Centre
Tue 16th                  BATH, Komedia                                                            SOLD OUT
Wed 17th                 CARDIFF, Tramshed
Thu 18th                                  EXETER, Lemon Grove
Fri 19th                                   FALMOUTH, Princess Pavilion
Tue 23rd                  NORTHAMPTON, The Roadmender
Wed 24th                 MANCHESTER, O2 Ritz
Thu 25th                                  LINCOLN, Engine Shed
Sat 27th                                   ABERDEEN, The Lemon Tree                                      SOLD OUT
Mon 29th                                GATESHEAD, The Sage
Tue 30th                  CAMBRIDGE, Junction
 
July
Sun 9th                                    LONDON, Hyde Park (Tom Petty Support)
 
Ward Thomas support Miranda Lambert on the following dates:
 
August
Fri 18th                                   BIRMINGHAM, Barclaycard Arena
Sat 19th                                   MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
Mon 21st                 GLASGOW,  Clyde
Wed 23rd                                LONDON, Eventim Apollo
 

 The King Blues Release Video For 'Nike Town'.

The King Blues.Friday 31st March 2017
The King Blues have released a new track 'Nike Town' taken from their fantastic new album "The Gospel Truth" which will be released by Cooking Vinyl on April 14th (it really will be a Good Friday). Recorded in London in 2016 and produced by Mike Moore, the record is an infectious mix of ska punk and social commentary. Check out 'Nike Town" here.  Preorder "The Gospel Truth" here

The King Blues have always been a band that writes from the heart, but with The Gospel TruthfrontmanItch left no intimate detail uncovered. It was a process he found incredibly cathartic. "We had a lot of fun making this record", declares Itch. "Even though we were dealing with some emotional topics and doing a lot of soul searching and going deep, it was a really enjoyable, therapeutic and creative experience."

The Gospel Truth is also unique in that fans were invited to be a part of the process: people from all over the country shared their individual stories with Itch via audio diaries, which pop up at various stages throughout the album, underscoring his own personal struggles with depression. 

As the singer explains: "The more personal and honest they got with me, it seemed like we were all going through the same struggles and our stories were starting to relate to each other. And it was a strange thing because it was a shared experience of isolation. So many people felt this same sense of anxiety and disconnection."

As a band, The King Blues have always mixed the deeply personal with the overtly political, but if anyone expecting The Gospel Truth to be a collection of topical protest songs might be in for a surprise. "We didn't know what was going to come out", explains Itch, "but it became obvious pretty quickly that it wasn't going to be 15 songs about Donald Trump. I just wasn't in that place. I was going through some huge changes and just trying to figure things out for myself. And I don't want to be one of those bands that's out there shouting slogans when I don't even know how I feel about myself. So it soon became obvious that this was going to be a deeply personal record, and once I accepted that I had to be brutally honest it all started flowing out."

The songs on The Gospel Truthswitch from sardonic (America Don't Want Me / Not Another Love Song) and satirical (The Bullingdon Boys / New Gods) to downright dark (The Truth Comes Out), but the theme remains constant throughout: truth. "Everyone's truth is different", says Itch. "The word means so many different things when really it should just mean one thing. To me, it was just about being honest with myself. And my mental health is in a really good place for possibly the first time ever right now, which I'm truly grateful for."

Following their SOLD OUT UK tour in January, The band will hit the road this Spring at the following venues:

April

22nd Barnstaple, The Factory
23rd Bournemouth, Sound Circus
24th Brighton, The Haunt
25th Reading, Sub 89
27th Gloucester, Guildhall
28th Bedford, Bedford Esquires
29th Northampton, Picturedome
30th Tunbridge Wells, The Forum

May

2nd Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
3rd Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
4th Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
5th Scunthorpe, Cafe INDIEpendent

Tickets are priced £12 for all shows and are on sale now from the links above or www.ticketweb.co.uk

 Sikth Detail Comeback Album 'The Future In Whose Eyes?'.

Sikth.Friday 31st March 2017
Sikth are back! The Watford mathcore sextet that stumbled upon a sound unexplored, who devised their own Morse code of metal – one that mushroomed into labyrinthine detours and tangents, that ultimately lead to the birth of the djent metal, the band's whose legacy gave the inspiration for bands like Protest The Hero, TesseracT, Animals As Leaders and Periphery after their hiatus in 2007, are back, with what will be, one of the finest albums of 2017 - The Future In Whose Eyes?

Due to be released on 2nd June on Millennium Night, the newly created label imprint from Snapper Music, home of Peaceville Records & Kscope.  SikTh, one of the Great British pioneers that have shaped heavy music over the years, have revealed their first full length studio album since 2006's classic Death Of A Dead Day. Dan Weller, SikTh's guitarist and producer proudly states "Ever since SikTh was formed way back at the turn of the century we've tried to self improve as musicians and as song writers. We take our music very seriously. This record feels like the one we've always wanted to make. We spent over a year writing it and pushed ourselves extremely hard - sometimes too hard. Opacities was the rebirth of SikTh but 'The Future...' is our statement - I want this album to define us. I don't care how over ambitious it sounds - we want this record to be heard by every metal fan on the planet."

SikTh vocalist & lyricist Mikee W Goodman adds "Personally I feel this is our best album yet. From my point I have written all vocals and lyrics. I have taken myself to some very dark places, commentated on this world as I see it. Also swimming into fictional worlds and dreamscapes. There are some beautiful moments.  The band have made incredible music, brutal, technically warped mixed with some psychedelic moments.  I think we've done something special here."

The vocals were recorded at Mikee's own studio and at Adrian Smith's (Iron Maiden) R&R Studios (www.rnrstudios.co.uk) and this is the first release featuring new co-vocalist and former member of Aliases Joe Rosser "Joe has done a great job singing on this album . He has a lot of scope to his voice, he's very versatile indeed, we were really pleased how he sang the lines in" high praise indeed from vocalist Mikee. The guitars and drums at the renowned Monkey Puzzle House studios (www.monkeypuzzlehouse.com ). Dan Weller has been producing, alongside Adam "Nolly" Getgood (Periphery) on mixing duties. 

The Future In Whose Eyes? Features the first ever guest vocalist on a SikTh album – Spencer Sotelo, singer in Periphery joins Mikee on the track "Cracks Of Light".  In late summer 2016 SikTh made their first foray into the US live arena after being invited to join Periphery on tour "They're really nice people, everyone on that US tour felt it was the best one they'd been on," smiles Mikee, it was over those weeks that a plan was hatched "We actually got him down to R&R Studios in Uxbridge where we made the albumI really like Periphery and especially love Spencer's voice, he's not your usual djent singer, and he's very much a spiritual man. He knows his and mind well and so we nailed the song really quicky".

The spectacular artwork for The Future In Whose Eyes? has been created by 3D animator and artist Meats Meier (www.3dartspace.com ) –   "Meats has been a friend for years and he came out to see the show in LA and loved it. We wanted something really special and we got it, he is an absolute genius, a visionary and a pioneer.  We are all so proud to have him design our sleeve". Meats Meier adds "This image represents the construction of the future and its ultimate demise. A perfected human race brought down by its own need to innovate and improve. A simple error breaks the machine and brings us back to the beginning."

Ahead of the release, the band have premiered a new song "Vivid". Mikee explains more about this, the second track they have revealed from their hugely anticipated new album "Lyrically it is inspired by traumatic dreaming. The verses talk from perspective of being in the actual dream, where the chorus' are in despair from an awoken perspective. The song itself has a lot of elements of both tradition and new SikTh."

 The digital single is available to buy, stream and will also be available an instant download with all digital album pre-orders.

CHECK OUT "VIVID" HERE: 

www.sikth.band

 While She Sleeps Add More shows To 2017 Tour.

While She Sleeps.Friday 31st March 2017
While She Sleeps have announced a special intimate acoustic live show at St Pancras Old Church on 24th April to celebrate the release of forthcoming third album 'You Are We' on 21st April. New full band shows in Cardiff, Plymouth and Dover have also been announced for June. Tickets on sale for all four dates at 12pm today - http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeTour.

While She Sleeps' latest single 'Silence Speaks', which features Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon on guest vocals was premiered as Mistajam's Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1 and then became his Tune of The Week. The music video for the track has clocked up over 3 million views in a mere few weeks and reached the upper echelons of Spotify Viral Charts in multiple countries. 'Silence Speaks' is a veritable earworm which reaffirms While She Sleeps as one of the UK's most exciting and pertinent heavy bands.

With the help of their loyal fanbase, While She Sleeps have funded 'You Are We' through Pledge Music and will be self-releasing the record. Three further cuts from the album have already been revealed, in the form of the anthemic 'Hurricane', the album's title track and the visceral social commentary of 'Civil Isolation'.

TOUR DATES:
http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeTour
APRIL
14/04 – Old Blue Last, London, UK – SOLD OUT
15/04 – Hippodrome, Kingston, UK
20/04 – Fibbers, York, UK
21/04 – Sheffield, Plug, UK – SOLD OUT
22/04 – The Dome, London, UK – SOLD OUT
23/04 – The Dome, London, UK – SOLD OUT
24/04 – St Pancras Old Church, London, UK (acoustic) – NEW DATE
25/04 – Concord 2, Brighton, UK – SOLD OUT
26/04 – Talking Heads, Southampton, UK – SOLD OUT
27/04 – O2 Academy 2, Oxford, UK
28/04 – The Fleece, Bristol, UK – SOLD OUT
29/04 – Academy 2, Manchester, UK

MAY
01/05 – Academy, Dublin, UK
02/05 – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast, UK
03/05 – Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
05/05 – Sugarmill, Stoke, UK
06/05 – Waterfront, Norwich, UK
08/05 – Riverside, Newcastle, UK
09/05 – Garage, Glasgow, UK
10/05 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK – SOLD OUT
12/05 – Asylum, Birmingham, UK
13/05 – Stylus, Leeds, UK

JUNE
01/06 – The Globe, Cardiff, UK – NEW DATE
02/06 – The Hub, Plymouth, UK – NEW DATE
16/06 – The Booking Hall, Dover, UK – NEW DATE

OTHER
25-27/08/17 – Reading & Leeds Festivals

 More Bands Added To Green Day British Summer Time Show.

Green Day.Friday 31st March 2017
Just when you thought a date with Green Day at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park couldn't get any better, five more essential acts have been announced for the essential rock line up of the summer. They will also be joining Rancid, Gogol Bordello, The Hives, The Living End, Beach Slang, SWMRS, Sunflower Bean and Public Access TV. The Hyde Park show is part of Green Day's incredible Revolution Radio Tour.

With Green Day keen to showcase the original London punks who inspired them, two of the scenes' pioneers will be playing Hyde Park with them.

Formed in 1976, Londoners The Damned are true pioneers and a band of firsts. They released the first punk single by a British act in 1976's seminal 'New Rose' on Stiff Records, then the first punk album.  They also became the first British punk act to tour the USA. Nine of their singles made the UK Singles Chart Top 40 and last year the band celebrated their 40th anniversary by playing the Royal Albert Hall, a venue they had been banned from in their punk heyday.  Also pioneers of goth rock, The Damned are currently on tour in the US and will return triumphant to the Royal Park this summer.

Rock giants The Stranglers will also be gracing the stage and with a career spanning four decades, they're credited with being one of longest surviving bands to have originated from the British punk scene. Chosen as the support act for The Ramones first London gig they went on to massive mainstream success with huge hits such as Golden Brown, Peaches and Skin Deep. The band show no signs of slowing down and will hit Hyde Park hot off the heels of a critically acclaimed UK tour.

Hailing from Chicago, The Orwells burst onto the scene back in 2011 and have since gone from strength to strength, releasing hit albums Disgraceland in 2014 and Terrible Human Beings in February this year. The five-piece will make their debut Hyde Park appearance this summer, and fans can expect an electrifying show from the seasoned live performers.

Reformed with a new lineup by frontman Tommy Stinson in 2016, alt-rockers Bash & Pop's latest release Anything Could Happen marked a stellar return to the music scene after 25 years. Having just announced a US tour kicking off in late May, the band will be more than ready to tear up the stage at Hyde Park with classics old and new by July.

Starting his music career at the tender age of 12, heading up seminal NYC band Heart Attack and then stalwarts of the 1990s punk scene D Generation, Jesse Malin went on to establish himself as a solo artist with a loyal and longstanding fanbase. Malin will be reuniting with Green Day following their 2010 collaborative venture Rodeo Queens, under which they released the single Depression Times.

Also headlining at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017 are Phil Collins (30th June), Justin Bieber (2nd July), Kings of Leon (6th July), The Killers (8th July) and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (9th July).

Now approaching its fifth year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has been host to some of the biggest and best live acts since its debut in 2013. From The Rolling Stones to Carole King, The Libertines to The Who, Kylie to Stevie Wonder, Black Sabbath to Taylor Swift, music history has been written almost night by night.

About Green Day:
Since breaking through in 1994 with the Dookie album, Green Day – formed by Billie Joe Armstrong (lead singer), Mike Dirnt (bassist) and Tré Cool (drummer) – have become one of the world's biggest bands with over 75 million worldwide sales. After a succession of hit albums, their 2004 rock opera American Idiot reignited the band's popularity with a younger generation.

Green Day have won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 in what was their first year of eligibility for induction.

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is an award-winning festival:
Headline Performance of the Year (The Libertines) at the UK Festival Awards 2014
'Festival of the Year' at the UK Event Awards 2013
'Best Use of New Technology' at the Festival Awards 2013

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW
£62.50 General Admission
£72.50 Priority Entry
£139.00 Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden
£199.00 Terrace

 Download Festival Adds 20 More Bands To 2017 Festival.

Download Festival.Friday 31st March 2017
Download Festival, the world's premier rock event has announced another plethora of bands, from legends and new talent alike, including Devin Townsend Project, Suicide Silence, Code Orange and many more. Download Festival takes place on 9 - 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale here.

New to 2017, The Avalanche Stage shines a spotlight on everyone from the biggest global acts, to the latest breaking bands. Headlined by the previously announced Sleeping With SirensSimple Plan and The Dillinger Escape Plan, the Avalanche Stage will be hosted by new music champions, Kerrang's Fresh Blood.

Alex Baker, presenter of Fresh Blood on Kerrang! Radio said:
"Right now, there is an undeniable, electric excitement about new music in the air and as soon as we saw the new Avalanche Stage we just had to be involved. It was clear from the get-go that one of The Avalanche Stage's aims was to ensure that there was a dedicated space for these new bands within the festival. Download has always been amazing at supporting new talent and I've always admired them for that – so it was a no brainer to get as involved as much as humanely possible!"

Metal behemoth, Devin Townsend Project will be making their welcomed return to Download Festival, featuring living legend and ex Strapping Young Lad frontman, Devin Townsend. 

On playing the festival, Devin said: "Download! Amidst a crazy year, we have been invited to play at one of my favourite festivals in the world. The band is rocking better than ever, and we are fired up to have some fun with you guys. We look forward to blowing the roof off the place. See you there!"

The hottest name in hardcore, Code Orange are torchbearers for their genre and will excite festival goers with a crushing set. Twenty years on from the release of ground-breaking album Roots, Max & Iggor Cavalera reunite to perform the seminal record in its entirety to the Download crowd.

Having influenced heavy music with their rapid twin vocal and tech metal, groove masters SikTh will bring the Main Stage mosh pit to life. Deathcore stalwarts Suicide Silence are back with tracks from their eponymous fifth album and are set todeliver an incomparably powerful live set at Donington this summer. Joining them are unmissable supergroup elite, Krokodil who are set to impress with their immensely forceful metal, and UK stoner rock legends, Orange Goblin with their heavy hammer, steel toed riffs and fistfuls of attitude.

Renowned for his wild live shows and fiercely loyal fan base, Ohio rapper Machine Gun Kelly has received waves of critical and commercial success with sophomore album General Admission, which he'll be bringing in abundance to Download this June. Aussie rock heroes Sick Puppies will serve up their tooth rattling rock and hard hitting hooks that will send the Download crowd wild. Led by the incredible Johnny Hawkins, San Antonio rockers Nothing More have cemented themselves in the top echelons of modern rock and will be bringing their ferocious live performance to Donington.

Having previously supported Iron Maiden, metalcore outfit The Raven Age stride between melody and brute force, and will be returning to Download for another epic performance. They'll be joined by tour de force of energy, Yonaka, and country rock n' rollers Blackwater Conspiracy.

The dark and volatile Perturbator completes the trio of Dogtooth Stage headliners alongside the previously announced Exodus and Wednesday 13. Prepare to be lost in his technoir, dark synthwave as he closes the Dogtooth Stage for 2017. Dublin's grunge pop rockers OTHERKIN will riff their way through infectious songs with a raucous energy, whilst London five piece, Drones will be out to deliver a barrage of hardcore punk for the Download Festival audience.

Having supported the likes of rock legends Black Stone Cherry and Halestorm, The Fallen State will bring soulful vocals and unapologetic rock to Donington. Expect a distinctive mix of pop, punk and new wave from London/LA duo Love Zombies, chaotic and energetic indie punk from Blackwaters, gritty modern blues fuelled rock from Bristol natives Tax The Heat and soulful rock n' roll from Nashville's Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.

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 rock icons to its Main Stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Def Leppard, Guns N' Roses, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its Main Stage.

ANNOUNCED TODAY



Blackwater Conspiracy
Blackwaters
Code Orange
Devin Townsend Project
Drones
Krokodil
Love Zombies
Machine Gun Kelly
Max & Igor CAVALERA
Nothing More
Orange Goblin
Otherkin
Pertubator
Sick Puppies
Sikth
Suicide Silence
Tax The Heat
THE Fallen State
The Raven Age
TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN
Yonaka

 Linkin Park Announce July UK Tour.

Linkin Park.Friday 31st March 2017
Linkin Park have announced today at a press conference that they will be bringing their world class live show to UK shores in July 2017 for a run of three shows. The news comes shortly after Linkin Park announced their 2017 return, with new album One More Light dropping May 19th and their new single Heavy, featuring Kiiara, available to stream and download on all partners now. The video for the brand-new single has also gone live on YouTube and can be viewed here.

Full UK Dates

July 2017
Monday 3rd        The O2                              London
Thursday 6th      Barclaycard Arena         Birmingham
Friday 7th            Arena                               Manchester

One More Light, which can be pre-ordered from linkinpark.com is their seventh studio album. Their first album, Hybrid Theory is the best-selling debut of this century in their home country and certified diamond (10 million).  They have won 2 Grammy Awards, 5 American Music Awards, 4 MTV VMA Awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards and 3 World Music Awards. Linkin Park have sold out stadiums around the world and headlined some of the UK's biggest music festivals including Download and Reading and Leeds.

Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 7th April priced at £62.50 / £56.50 / £42.50 for London and £57.50 / £52.50 Regionally (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 Dragonforce Announce UK Tour For October'.

Dragonforce.Friday 31st March 2017
International metal superstars DRAGONFORCE have revealed the dates for the UK leg of their Reaching Into Infinity World Tour. The ten date tour kicks off in Glasgow on the 4th October, ending in Tunbridge Wells on October 15th.

“The UK is still one of DragonForce's favourite place to tour, and we can’t wait to bring the epic-ness back home!” says guitarist Herman Li.

These will be the first headline shows after the release of brand new studio album, ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ out on May 19th on EarMusic.

To whet the appetite of their legions of fans eager to hear new music, the band today unveil two teasers from the forthcoming release, in the form of one brand new song and a taste of what to expect from the bonus DVD available with the special edition.
New track ‘Judgement Day’ can be streamed on Spotify here
The song will also be available as an Instant Grat, with iTunes album pre-orders starting tomorrow, 31st March 2017: http://smarturl.it/DF_Infinity_iTunes  

The special edition of the album comes with a multi-angle bonus DVD, the first taster of which can be seen here in the form of ‘Operation Ground & Pound’ live at Woodstock Poland: http://www.dragonforce.com/rii-operation

Catch Dragonforce at the following shows:

Reaching Into Infinity World Tour – UK October 2017

Wed 4th Glasgow                  The Garage
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/36005278E7FD7B92
 
Thu 5th Newcastle                 Riverside
http://www.seetickets.com/event/dragonforce/riverside/1082027

Fri 6th York                    Fibbers
www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/fwl0610d

Sat 7th Sheffield           Corporation
http://www.corporation.org.uk/gig/2136/Dragonforce+at+Corporation+on+7+October+2017

Sun 8th Manchester      Sound Control
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/dragonforce-tickets

Wed 11th Birmingham   O2 Academy 2
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/dragonforce-tickets

Thu 12th Cardiff            Globe
http://www.seetickets.com/event/dragonforce/the-globe/1082311

Fri 13th London             Electric Ballroom
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/dragonforce-tickets

Sat 14th Portsmouth     Wedgewood Rooms
http://www.seetickets.com/event/dragonforce/wedgewood-rooms/1082698/

Sun 15th Tunbridge Wells      Forum
http://www.twforum.co.uk/listings/events/15-oct-17-dragonforce-the-forum/

 Jimmy DeGrasso Leaves Black Star Riders.

Black Star Riders.Friday 31st March 2017
In a mutual decision, Black Star Riders and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso have decided to part ways. The band wish him well in his future endeavours and thank him for the great albums, killer shows and good times together. The new drummer will be announced shortly.

Black Star Riders start their summer European Tour in Dusseldorf on May 24th. 2017 European Tour dates are below

May 24, Wednesday  Dusseldorf, Germany - Mitsubishi-Electric Hall
May 25, Thursday     Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
May 27, Saturday      Jelling, Denmark - Jelling Festival
May 28, Sunday         Berlin, Germany - Tempodrome
May 29, Monday       Dresden, Germany - Junge Garde
May 30, Tuesday       Leipzig, Germany - Parkbuhne
May 31, Wednesday  Nuremberg, Germany – Hirsch

June 1, Thursday      Leiden, Holland - Nobel
June 2, Friday            Rostock, Germany - Messehalle
June 3, Saturday       Hamburg, Germany - Mehr Theater
June 5, Monday        Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
June 7,  Wednesday  Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
June 10, Saturday     Twistringen, Germany - Ziegelei Open Air
June 16, Friday          Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Festival 
June 17, Saturday     Nickelsdorf, Austria - Nova Rock Festival  
June 18, Sunday        Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 21, Wednesday   Freiburg, Germany - Jazzhouse
June 23, Friday          Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell Festival
June 24, Saturday     Fredrikstag, Norway - Tons of Rock Festival
June 25, Sunday        Hinwil, Switzerland - Rock the Ring Festival

July 2,  Sunday          Barcelona, Spain - Barcelona RockFest 2017
July 8,  Saturday        Weert, Holland - Bospop Festival
July 23, Sunday         Stuttgart, Germany - Winterbach Festival
July 29, Saturday       Maidstone, U.K. - Ramblin' Man Fair

Black Star Riders third album "Heavy Fire" was released in early 2017. It went to #6 in the UK and #11 in the German album charts and received widespread critical acclaim. on other shows TBC.

 The Movielife Sign To Rise Records.

The Movielife.Friday 31st March 2017
The Movielife have signed to Rise Records, joining a roster that includes At The Drive In, The Bouncing Souls, Knuckle Puck, Hot Water Music, PVRIS, Dave Hause and more, and will be releasing their first full-length album since 2003's seminal "Forty Hour Train Back To Penn" this Autumn.  The band's forthcoming release is being recorded at The Barber Shop Studios by Brett Romnes (Crime In Stereo, I Am The Avalanche, Prawn) and will be mixed by Zakk Cervini (Good Charlotte, blink-182, The Used).

"Brandon (Reilly) and I have poured every ounce of ourselves into this record." says Vinnie Caruana, the band's singer. "It's not easy visualising what a Movielife record would sound like in 2017. We wrote and wrote and wrote, and got to an amazing place. This is not a comeback record; this is something truly special. This album is a project we are both immensely proud of and can't wait to share it with the world. Full steam ahead."
The band have also just announced a handful of intimate headlining shows this May in Boston, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Long Island.  Tickets for these shows go on sale this Friday, March 31st, at 12pm EDT. 

The Movielife Tour Dates
Thursday May 4 @ Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia

Friday May 5 @ Brooklyn Bazaar in Brooklyn
Saturday May 6 @ Great Scott in Boston 

Sunday May 7 @ Amityville Music Hall in Amityville, Long Island
Saturday May 27 @ SLAM DUNK in Birmingham UK
Sunday May 28 @ SLAM DUNK in Leeds UK
Monday May 29 @ SLAM DUNK in Hatfield UK

 He Is Legend Release New Video.

He Is Legend.Friday 31st March 2017
He Is Legend have dropped the video for "Air Raid." Watch the explosive live video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKj9LUzaC1w

"We've kept the cathartic experience of a He Is Legend show a strictly personal experience for our fans for some time now," said singer Schuylar Croom. "Never have we hit this hard before so we decided it was due time that we showcased our live show through a music video. This video finally captures what we believe to be our best assets — all of the darkness, sexuality, chaos, and grooviness of a Legend show is encompassed amidst the rhythm of the first track from our new album called 'Air Raid.'"

He continued, "This song really highlights our passion and aggression that peppers the entirety of this new record and we couldn't be more proud. Justin Reich came out to capture this unique experience with us in a way that makes you feel like you're right there in the mix with us. We hope our fans love it and that it turns on some new folks. See ya on the dance floor!"

Having recently announced their global signing to Spinefarm Records, North Carolina's He Is Legend is will release their new album and label debut "few" on April 28th.

Pre-orders for the album are now live here.

As well as a US headline tour, He Is Legend have announced a run of dates in UK and Europe in support of the new album. Be sure to catch this incredible band at one of the following shows:
 
April

28th Germany, Hamburg, Kleiner Donner
29th Belgium, Antwerp, Groezrock Festival
30th Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg Theatre

May

1st Germany, Frankfurt, Nachleben
2nd France, Paris, Les Etoiles
3rd Germany, Cologne, Artheatre
4th Germany, Berlin, Cassiopeia
5th Germany, Munich, Orangehouse
7th UK, Southampton, Joiners
8th UK, Manchester, Rebellion
9th UK, Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
10th UK, Glasgow, G2
11th UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
12th UK, London, The Dome
13th UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
14th UK, Bristol, Exchange

 Toseland To Embark On UK Tour.

Toseland.Friday 31st March 2017
Toseland is pleased to announce the release of double A side "Fingers Burned/Bullet" on March 31st 2017. The release will feature "Fingers Burned", taken from the current album "Cradle The Rage", and brand new song "Bullet", another Toseland/Jepson composition that shows another side to the expanding Toseland catalogue. "Bullet" was recorded during the Cradle The Rage sessions and mixed by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith).

The double A side will be released on streaming and download platforms on the 31st March 2017. It will also be released as a limited edition double A side 7" single, which will be available exclusively at the brand new Toseland shop www.toselandmusic.com. Pre orders for the Vinyl are available now.

Also available at the shop will be a new line of fashion clothing and accessories, based on the Toseland T-logo that features on the 7" sleeve. This will include men's and women's high end t-shirts, sweatshirts, enamel badges and key rings.

To support the release of "Fingers Burned", Toseland will embark on a full UK tour in April 2017. The UK shows will be followed by an extensive European tour in later in April and through May 2017. Tour dates as it stands:

Fri 24^th Feb                  UK Poole, Planet Rock Winters End Festival - Headline
Tues 4^th April              UK Brighton, Sticky Mikes - Headline
Wed 5^th April               UK Leicester, Academy 2 - Headline
Thu 6^th April                UK Birmingham, Institute 2 - Headline
Fri 7^th April                   UK Newcastle, Cluny - Headline
Sat 8^th April                  UK Manchester, Club Academy - Headline
Mon 10^th April             UK Glasgow, King Tuts - Headline
Tues 11^th April            UK Leeds, Wardrobe - Headline
Wed 12^th April             UK Cardiff, Globe - Headline
Thurs 13^th April           UK Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms - Headline

European dates (main support to The Brew)

Thurs 20^th April           GERMANY Oldenburg, Cadillac
Fri 21^st April                GERMANY Osnabruck, Rosenhof
Sat 22^nd April              HOLLAND Leiden, Gebr. De Nobel
Sun 23^rd April               HOLLAND Zandaam, Podium de Flux
Thurs 27^th April           HOLLAND Uden, De Pul
Fri 28^th April                GERMANY Bensheim, Musiktheater Rex
Sat 29^th April               GERMANY Memmingen, Kaminwerk
Sun 30^th April               GERMANY Dresden, Beatpol

Tickets for UK shows on sale now. Available from all usual outlets
Support in Leeds, Cardiff and Milton Keynes will come from The Brew. Support

 Seether Announce UK Tour And New Studio Album 'Poison The Parish'.

Seether.Tuesday 28th March 2017
Seether (Shaun Morgan - vocals/guitar, Dale Stewart - bass/vocals, and John Humphrey - drums) have revealed details for more dates on their Poison The Parish World Tour, which includes US headline shows and major festival appearances throughout the spring and summer and now an extensive European headlining run in Sept.-Oct. 2017. The extensive touring plans come in support of Poison The Parish, their recently announced seventh studio album, set for release via Spinefarm/Canine Riot Records on May 12th, 2017.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31st, at 10:00AM local time. Ticket and VIP package information can be found at Seether.com. 

Guitarist Clint Lowery of Sevendust will augment the band's line-up throughout the upcoming trek, adding his signature axe-work to Seether's new songs and deep repertoire.

"Playing Europe has always been one of our favourite highlights of every tour," said Morgan. "The fans are rabid and know the deepest tracks which means we get to play songs we often gloss over in the US. There's an intensity and passion that we feed off of and we often allow ourselves to play with more freedom and abandon. My ultimate goal on this tour is achieve my dream of getting a back alley vasectomy with a coat hanger."

Recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, Poison the Parish marks the first album produced in its entirety by front man Shaun Morgan and is also the first release on Canine Riot Records, Morgan's new label imprint. The album's epic lead single "Let You Down," premiered last month, listen to it here. Watch the track's beautifully shot, horror-inspired video here: here. This isSeether at their best, a gripping affirmation of a quintessential rock band in peak form.

Seether – European Tour
15.09.    Oslo (NO) @ Rockefeller Music Hall
16.09.    Stockholm (SE) @ Debaser Huvudkontor
18.09.    Copenhagen (DK) @ Amager Bio
19.09.    Hamburg (DE) @ Markthalle
20.09.    Köln (DE) @ Live Music Hall
22.09.    Amsterdam (NL) @ Melkweg
23.09.    Groningen (NL) @ De Oosterpoort
24.09.    Tilburg (NL) @ O13
26.09.    Berlin (DE) @ Huxley's Neue Welt
27.09.    Warsaw (PL) @ Progresja
29.09.    Praha (CZ) @ Lucerna Music Bar
30.09.    Brno (CZ) @ Fleda
01.10.    Budapest (HU) @ Durer
03.10.    Wien (AT) @ Arena Wien
04.10.    Linz (AT) @ Posthof
06.10.    München (DE) @ Backstage Werk
07.10.    Dornbirn (AT) @ Conrad Sohm
09.10.    Zurich (CH) @ Xtra
10.10.    Frankfurt (DE) @ Batschkapp
11.10.    Stuttgart (DE) @ LKA-Longhorn
13.10.    Paris (FR) @ Le Bataclan
15.10.    London (UK) @ The Forum
16.10.    Manchester (UK) @ O2 Ritz Manchester
17.10.    Glasgow (UK) @ O2 ABC Glasgow
18.10.    Birmingham (UK) @ O2 Institute Birmingham

Seether - U.S. Tourdates can all be found here.

 Frenzal Rhomb Set To Release Ninth Studio Album In May.

Frenzal Rhomb.Tuesday 28th March 2017
This is not a drill. Yep, Frenzal Rhomb, the most hospitalized band in the world — seriously, everything from broken drumming arms and detached guitar-playing retinas to an actual pig-borne tapeworm in the lead singer's brain — are releasing their ninth full-length record. Out May 26th, Hi-Vis High Tea, is the band's first new material since 2011's resurgent Smoko at the Pet Food Factory. Recorded once again by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, Hi-Vis High Tea, features 20 songs in just over 30 frenetic minutes. Since we're decent, thoughtful Frenzal fans just like yourselves, we won't leave you hanging. Today, you can get your first taste of their catchy, punk rock antics, with this must-see video, complete with another lovely, freshly-coined term for its title: ''Cunt Act.'' Watch, and then pre-order your copy today! Europe, go here. Australia, snag yours here. Then, check out the Australian-sized tour they have planned!

 Wireless Festival Adds Five More Acts To 2017 Festival.

Wireless Festival.Tuesdya 28th March 2017
Wireless Festival today adds five further artists to its 2017 line up, including some of the biggest names in home-grown talent Bugzy MaloneGeko and Kojo Funds, as well as international stars Fetty Wap and Travis Scott for two UK festival exclusive performances. Weekend and day tickets are available here.

Trap phenomenon Fetty Wap will be hitting the stage this summer to perform some of his biggest tracks to the capital's crowds, including the summer anthem 'My Way' and the UK top 10 single 'Trap Queen'. Following the incredible success of the multi-platinum self-titled album 'Fetty Wap', 2017 is set to be a huge year with the release of his eagerly anticipated second studio album 'King Zoo'.

Grammy and MOBO nominated artist Travis Scott will be bringing his hugely popular sophomore album 'Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight' to Wireless for a special guest performance that's not to be missed. Debuting at number one on the Billboard chart and having been streamed 50 million times he is sure to be one of the standout sets of the weekend.

Celebrated as one of the biggest urban music festivals, Wireless is also home to the UK's hottest artists and emerging talent. This year Wireless welcomes Manchester-born grime heavyweight Bugzy Malone to the festival. Picked by BBC 1Xtra as part of the 'Hot For 2016' list as well as NME's 'One to Watch for 2016', Bugzy Malone has been credited as a key player in the UK grime scene, producing hits such as 'Watch Your Mouth' and his second EP 'Facing Time' saw him storm the top ten.

Also performing at Wireless this summer is Geko, who has amassed a huge social following since hitting the music scene aged just 12. With 215,000 followers on Instagram and Twitter and over 25 million views on YouTube, Geko is set to perform his mix of Afrobeats and UK Rap to crowds this summer.

Taking to the stage on Sunday is London-born rapper Kojo Funds. Born and bred in East London, Kojo Funds is redefining music genres with his unique AfroSwing sound that blends Grime and R&B sounds, creating crowd-pleasing hits such as 'Want from Me' and the 2016 MOBO winning song 'Dun Talkin''.

With these artists joining headliners Chance The RapperSkepta and The Weeknd alongside a huge supporting line up that includes Bryson TillerG-EazyRae SremmurdWileyYoung ThugNasSection BoyzBig Narstie and many more, Wireless 2017 promises to be the summer's biggest yet.

Global, the media & entertainment group, continues its partnership with Wireless as the official commercial radio partner.  This evening's announcement was revealed exclusively on Capital and Capital XTRA. Global will have unrivalled backstage access to the world's hottest artists at Wireless with Capital and Capital XTRA broadcasting from the festival across the weekend.

Full line up:
Chance The Rapper
Skepta
The Weeknd
Abra Cadabra
AJ X DENO
Big Narstie
Big Tobz
Bryson Tiller (UK Festival Exclusive)
Bugzy Malone
Cadet
Dave
Desiigner
DJ Charlsey
Fetty Wap (UK Festival Exclusive)
Flatbush Zombies
G-Eazy (UK Festival Exclusive)
Geko
Hilltop Hoods
Jez Dior
Kojo Funds
Lil Dicky
Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Yachty (UK Festival Exclusive)
Mike Skinner and Murkage Present TONGA
MoStack
Nas (UK Festival Exclusive)
Nef The Pharaoh
Noname
Post Malone
Rae Sremmurd (UK Festival Exclusive)
Sean Paul
Section Boyz
Stefflon Don
The Age of L.U.N.A
Tim Westwood
Topaz Jones
Tory Lanez
Travis Scott (UK Festival Exclusive)
Ty Dolla $ign
Tyga
Wiley
WizKid
Young T and Bugsey
Young Thug (UK Festival Exclusive)
Yuna
Yungen
Zara Larsson

 Decade Release Video For 'Turn Off Your TV'.

Decade.Tuesday 28th March 2017
British alternative rockers Decade have revealed a video for their single ‘Turn Off Your TV’. The track is taken from their brand new album Pleasantries on Rude Records.

Speaking about the song, the band says: 'Turn Off Your TV is basically about the digital age and how the majority of people are all-consumed by TV shows, social media and the internet as a whole. It’s about trying to break that cycle of binging your favourite shows whilst simultaneously scrolling through your Instagram feed on your phone and procrastinating to the max, which we are all definitely guilty of from time to time. The song also features the best middle 8 riff in the world.'

Watch the video for “Turn Off Your TV” here: https://youtu.be/FoMuVeE0du0

Decade will be playing all across Europe as opening act for Counterfeit. Catch them at the following shows:

March 28 - Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, SW
March 30 - Lido, Berlin, DE
March 31 - Proxima, Warsaw, PL
April 1 - Faust, Hannover, DE
April 2 - Rock Cafe, Prague, CZ
April 3 - Flex, Wien, AT
April 5 - Alcatraz, Milan, IT
April 6 - Orion, Rome, IT
April 7 - Zona Roveri, Bologna, IT
April 8 - New Age, Treviso, IT
April 10 - Z7 Konzertfabrik, Pratteln, CH
April 11 - Schlactof, Wiesbaden, DE
April 12 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
April 13 - Stollwerk, Cologne, DE

Stream ‘Pleasantries’ here:https://open.spotify.com/album/3l4t7otSauWjPj3DNv7zkd 

Buy the record here:
http://hyperurl.co/pleasantries 

 Cult Of Luna Release DVD 'Years In A Day'.

Cult Of Luna.Tuesday 28th March 2017
Cult Of Luna are set to release their live DVD 'Years In A Day' through Indie Recordings on 21st April 2017.

"A few years ago, we took the decision to keep touring to a minimum. The sole reason was to prevent us from burning out, to keep the flame and the passion burning. But the experiences on the road that we've shared for almost 20 years has been life changing for all of us. It has bounded us together like brothers and we have been given the privilege to interact with incredible people all around the globe.

So, we thought it was time to release a special object related to the live aspect of Cult of Luna and how we have progressed since the release of "Fire was born" eight years ago. Releasing DVDs and live documents is always a tough thing at all aspects, but that was the right time to do it for the people that are not able to see this band live often and everywhere, and so to end an era.

The pictures that form the foundation for the art work and promotion are taken by Maria Louceiro. Her work is beyond words, please check it out. Art direction, as usual is handled by Erik Olofsson." 

- Cult Of Luna

Cult Of Luna has released nine albums, been awarded the top rock/ metal award at the Swedish National Radio Awards in 2006. They cemented their status as one of the true progressors of the metal genre with their critically acclaimed album "Mariner", created together with one of the top post-metal vocalists, Julie Christmas."Mariner" has been nominated for Best Hard Rock/Metal Album Of The Year by Swedish Grammis, Manifestgalan & P3 Guld and listed as Album Of The Year in Rolling Stone, Aftonbladet, Ghost Cult Mag Wall Of Sound, Metal Injection and many other...

YEARS IN A DAY collector bundle includes:

  • A 2-hour DVD captured in Paris last year at La Gaîté Lyrique.
  • 2 live CDs from Roadburn Festival 2013 and 2016. 
  • Download-code for HD video of the entire Paris show + audio files. 
  • All combined in a stunning 10-inch vinyl sized trifold package.
  • A 20 page booklet
  • Strictly limited to 7000 copies only on www.cultofluna.com


Cult Of Luna – 'YEARS IN A DAY' collector bundle is officially available for pre-orders via www.cultofluna.com
 
When you pre-order the DVD, you can instantly download or stream the two first tracks 'The Sweep' & 'Light Chaser' in HD digital video.

Full Track listing:

DVD: Live at La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
1. The Sweep
2. Light Chaser
3. Echoes
4. Owlwood
5. I: The Weapon
6. Waiting For You
7. Marching To The Heartbeats
8. Finland
9. Back To Chapel Town
10. And With Her Came The Birds
11. Thirtyfour
12. Dim
13. Dark City Dead Man

CD: Live At Roatburn 2013
1. The One
2. I: The Weapon
3. Ghost Trail
4. Finland
5. Vicarious Redemption
6. Owlwood
7. In Awe Of
 
CD: "Somewhere Along The
Highway" Live At Roadburn 2016
1. Marching To The Heartbeats
2. Finland
3. Back To Chapel Town
4. And With Her Came The Birds
5. Thirtyfour
6. Dim
7. Dark City Dead

 Kings Of Leon Announce Full Support For British Summer Time.

Kings Of Leon.Tuesday 28th March 2017
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park makes more fantastic additions to the line up of the summer. On Thursday 6th July, the Grammy Award-winning Kings of Leon are set to headline London's biggest and best festival, joined by Pixies and Nathaniel Rateliff + the Night Sweats. Now eight further incredible bands will be supporting the Nashville rockers in London's Royal Park.

Hailing from Los Angeles, Local Natives have been championed on the indie scene both sides of the Atlantic since their debut album Gorilla Manor landed in 2009. Their new single I Saw You Close Your Eyes was released this March and can only be heard online when the listeners actually close their eyes. With the excitement of the new single, plus more material around the corner, Hyde Park should prepare for a few surprises in the band's July performance.

Off the back of their new album Painting of a Panic Attack, Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit are back on the scene for a highly anticipated international tour, beginning in April. The band's appearance at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will be the only London show of the tour – it's not one to be missed!

With their latest album All These Countless Nights earning widespread critical acclaim, crowds can also look forward to alt-rock band Deaf Havana tearing up the stage with hits new and old.

Bringing a taste of their dreamy pop to the UK, Californian act Saint Motel are sure to captivate the crowd in London, having finished up a US tour upon release of their second album saintmotelivision in October last year.  
Also on the bill is BBC Sound Of 2017 runner up, Tom Grennan. The 20 year-old singer first found fame as the guest vocalist on Chase & Status's track When It All Goes Wrong late last year. Now Grennan is undoubtedly part of the new wave of British artists coming through this year, with his raw, emotive vocals and soulful lyrics – as heard on his debut EP Something In The Water.

Brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey make The Cactus Blossoms. The duo has become known for their distinctive Southern charm, similar to the headliners themselves. And like Kings of Leon, the band will no doubt enchant the crowds of Hyde Park this summer.

Joining the line up is the seriously talented singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker. With his unique blend of boogie, soul and blues, he has been met with glowing reviews from critics since his musical debut in 2013. Booker has appeared on ConanLate Night with David Letterman and Later with Jools Holland, establishing a loyal international fan base.

19-year-old Canadian artist Billy Raffoul, probably best known for his heartrending track I Can't Love You Anymore, garnered significant attention after his live performance at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival; so the crowds in London can expect to be wowed once again on 6th July!

The ultimate line up; Kings of Leon are joined by PixiesNathaniel Rateliff + the Night Sweats, Local Natives, Frightened Rabbit, Deaf Havana, Saint Motel, Tom Grennan, The Cactus Blossoms, Benjamin Booker and Billy Raffoul.

Also headlining at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017 is Phil Collins (30th June)Green Day (1st July), Justin Bieber (2nd July), The Killers (8th July) and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (9th July). Full supporting line-ups are to be announced.

Now approaching its fifth year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has been host to some of the biggest and best live acts since its debut in 2013. From The Rolling Stones to Carole KingThe Libertines to The WhoKylie to Stevie WonderBlack Sabbath to Taylor Swift, music history has been written almost night by night.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
£62.50 General Admission
£72.50 Priority Entry
£99.50 Premium View
£149.50 Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden
£199.50 The Terrace Grandstand
£299.00  Ultimate Bar

Guardian
£55.00 (each) GA Child Ticket (selling in pairs, 1 adult + 1 child)

 Papa Roach Announce New Studio Album 'Crooked Teeth'.

Papa Roach.Friday 24th March 2017
Papa Roach announce the May 19th release of their ninth-studio album, "Crooked Teeth" via Eleven Seven Music. The band has already given fans of taste of album with the November release of the title track (listen HERE) and the explosive new single "Help," (listen HERE) both of which will be instantly available to those who pre-order the album on iTunes (Standard or Deluxe) TODAY!  Crooked Teeth will be available digitally and physically, as a standard (10 tracks) and deluxe (10 tracks + 3 brand new tracks + 16 Live tracks Live at the Fillmore Detroit) editions (see details below).

"Help" burst on to the radio waves and streaming services earlier this month by debuting as #1 Most Added at Active Rock and is currently #6 with 4 million streams.  The band previously released the first their first new music at the end of 2016 with the release of "Crooked Teeth," which boasts 'old school' Papa Roach attitude, paired with an 808 bass drop into a metal breakdown. 

Written and recorded in a cramped North Hollywood studio, Crooked Teeth was produced by first timers Nicholas "RAS" Furlong and Colin Brittain, with the exception of "Born for Greatness," which saw the band collaborate with writer/producer Jason Evigan (Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Zedd, Maroon 5) for this positive, pulsating anthem.  Furlong and Brittain, who grew up listening to Papa Roach, inspired the band to revisit some of the traits that personally endeared the band to them, most notably Shaddix's remarkable rapping technique and the bands intense live energy.

"The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that [2000's] Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire," says Shaddix.  Adds Furlong, "The whole idea was to take the classic elements of Papa Roach that everyone loved and revamp them into a modern version of the sound through the creative process, and we ended up with a bold, courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach." 

The Furlong/Brittain production team worked to bring in elements of music from different genres and parts of the world, and pockets of rhythm people associate more with rap or reggae, while still staying true to Papa Roach's sound. "The people who have wanted to hear me rap for years are gonna love some of the viciousness on this record," Shaddix proclaims.

From the instantly infectious nature of the title track to the atmospheric sheen of the moody ballad "Periscope" (featuring Skylar Grey) and the acoustic/ hip-hop rock mashup of "Sunrise Trailer Park" (featuring Machine Gun Kelly adding a verse to Shaddix' rap) "Crooked Teeth" displays the various sides of Papa Roach and illustrates why they've managed to remain relevant while other musical trends ebb and flow. "We didn't go into this album with the intention of trying to write radio singles," guitarist Jerry Horton explains. "This collection of songs was really about bookending everything that we've done prior to this album and reintroducing Papa Roach to people who didn't realize the depth that we have," says drummer Tony Palermo.

In many ways making "Crooked Teeth" reminded Shaddix of the band's earliest days, well before they sold millions of albums and became a household name.  "When we were in the rehearsal space I wasn't thinking about who I needed to impress, I was thinking about how much I love making music with the guys in this band."  "It [the album] feels honest and pure and that's all we could hope for," adds bassist Tobin Esperance.
 
The band is set to hit the road throughout the year, kicking off with a tour of Canada and North America, with more shows to be announced soon!  See the current tour dates below.

 CROOKED TEETH Track Listing:
Standard Edition (Digital, CD, Vinyl)

  1. Break the Fall
  2. Crooked Teeth
  3. My Medication
  4. Born for Greatness
  5. American Dreams
  6. Periscope (Feat. Skylar Grey)
  7. Help
  8. Sunrise Trailer Park (Feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
  9. Traumatic
  10. None of the Above


Deluxe Edition (Digital + CD Only)
Disc 1

  1. Break the Fall
  2. Crooked Teeth
  3. My Medication
  4. Born for Greatness
  5. American Dreams
  6. Periscope (Feat. Skylar Grey)
  7. Help
  8. Sunrise Trailer Park (Feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
  9. Traumatic
  10. None of the Above
  11. BONUS – Richochet
  12. BONUS – Nothing
  13. BONUS – Bleeding Through

Disc 2

  1. Intro (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  2. Face Everything And Rise (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  3. Getting Away with Murder (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  4. Between Angels and Insects (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  5. Where Did The Angels Go? (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  6. Broken Home (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  7. Burn (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  8. Forever (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  9. Scars (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  10. Lifeline (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  11. Infest (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  12. Kick In The Teeth (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  13. Broken As Me (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  14. Still Swingin' (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  15. ...To Be Loved (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  16. Last Resort (Live at Fillmore Detroit)

TOUR DATES:
Apr11th              CN Centre, Prince George, Canada * with Sum 41
Apr 12th              EnCana Event Centre, Dawson Creek, Canada * with Sum 41
Apr 13th              Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Canada * with Sum 41
Apr 14th             Grey Eagle Calgary, Canada * with Sum 41
Apr 18th             Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
Apr 29th             Fort Rock, Fort Myers, FL  
Apr 30th             Welcome to Rockville, Jacksonville, FL 
May 7th              Carolina Rebellion, Charlotte, NC
May 12th            KIWR Rockfest, Council Bluffs, IA
May 14th            Northern Invasion, Somerset, WI
May 20th            Rock on the Range, Columbus, OH
May 27th            River City Rockfest, San Antonio, TX
May 28th            KEGL BFD,  Dallas, TX
June 16th           Matapaloz Festival HOCKENHEIM, Germany
June 23rd           El Paso Streetfest, El Paso, TX
Aug 11th             Douglas County Fair, Roseburg, OR
Aug 25th             Alaska State Fair, Palmer, AK

Purchase Tickets HERE

 Iron Maiden To Reissue Classic Albums.

Ironmaiden.Friday 24th March 2017
Parlophone Records will follow 2014’s reissue of the first eight IRON MAIDEN albums, which spanned the 1980s, with twelve brand new pressings of albums from the period 1990-2015 in heavyweight 180g black vinyl.

Unlike the 1980’s reissues which were cut from the original analogue master tapes, the audio on these releases has been cut from the high resolution remasters of 2015 when the Maiden catalogue was digitally upgraded. They will be packaged in identical artwork to the initial vinyl releases.

The records will be released chronologically across a three month period:

·         May 19th: Pre-order available now
Collector's Box / No Prayer For The Dying / Fear Of The Dark / The X Factor /Virtual XI
·         June 23rd: Brave New World / Rock In Rio (Live) / Dance Of Death / A Matter Of Life And Death
·         July 21st: Death On The Road (Live ) /Flight 666 (Live) / The Final Frontier/ En Vivo! (Live)

As a bonus, the first two albums (No Prayer For The Dying / Fear Of The Dark) will also be made available in an exclusive Collector’s Box sized to house all 12 albums with additional space for fans to insert the latest Maiden studio album The Book Of Souls, which was released on triple black vinyl in 2015. The Collector’s Box will be a strictly limited edition and available while stocks last.

These high quality, black vinyls comprised of eight studio albums together with a specially selected choice of four live recordings from this period, completes the IRON MAIDEN album reissues series and offers Maiden fans the opportunity to own the band’s entire studio album legacy on vinyl simultaneously for the very first time.

IRON MAIDEN’s ‘The Book Of Souls Tour’ resumes with a series of arena shows opening in Sportpalais, Antwerp, Belgium on 22nd April and continuing into Germany, UK and Ireland, finishing with two sold-out shows at London’s 02 arena on 27th & 28th May. 

The band then flies to the U.S.A  for an extensive series of arena and amphitheatre shows including dates in Canada, ending with two nights in Brooklyn, New York on 21 & 22 July. This is the final leg of ‘The Book Of Souls Tour’. Most shows are already sold out. Go to www.ironmaiden.com for availability. The full list of dates is below.

MAY
04 UK Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
06 Ireland Dublin 3Arena
08 UK Manchester Arena
10 UK Sheffield Arena
11 UK Leeds First Direct Arena
14 UK Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
16 UK Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
17 UK Aberdeen AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena
20 UK Liverpool Echo Arena
21 UK Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
24 UK Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
27 UK London 02 Arena
28 UK London 02 Arena

 Body Count Release Video For 'Black Hoodie'.

Body Count.Friday 24th March 2017
Ice-T’s BODY COUNT just launched the new track “Black Hoodie” (taken from the band’s forthcoming album “Bloodlust”) via this explosive music video directed by Treach Tribe, so click on the link below now to check it out.
“Black Hoodie” official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_0xYamFYYI&feature=youtu.be

Ice-T states: "This type of thing happens everyday and nobody marches or it never makes the news. The video speaks for itself."
“Black Hoodie” and the previously released tracks “No Lives Matter” and “The Ski Mask Way” are available as instant-grats on iTunes, Amazon etc. as well as on all major streaming platforms. Click on the link below for a selection of pre-order/streaming opportunities:
Pre-order: http://smarturl.it/BodyCountBLOODLUST
BODY COUNT’s new album “Bloodlust” will be released as Digipak CD, Gatefold LP (including the entire album on CD) and digitally on March 31st.

Vinyl-maniacs: “Bloodlust” is available in the following vinyl colours:
Black vinyl: unlimited
Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in France
Lilac: limited to 600 copies, exclusively available in Australia
Transparent-red: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at CM Distro Europe
White vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
Transparent-blue: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at EMP

Ice-T and BODY COUNT have perfected their mix of thrash, punk and bottom heavy doom across five albums, hitting a zenith with the unstoppable “Manslaughter”. They embody the monumental Southern California tradition of street born punk bands like Suicidal Tendencies combined with the aggressive aural napalm of Slayer. This is abrasive, in-your-face heavy metal at its very finest.

 Wednesday 13 Unleashes New Video From Forthcominh 'Condolences' Album.

Wednesday 13.Friday 24th March 2017
WEDNESDAY 13 has revealed a brand new video for 'What The Night Brings', the first track taken from his forthcoming album, 'Condolences' which is set to land on 2nd June via new record label home, Nuclear Blast Entertainment.  Check it out here - https://youtu.be/3RpiIZfmBb4.  

WEDNESDAY tell us "I'm really excited to unveil the new video for 'What The Night Brings', the first track from our upcoming album, 'Condolences'. It kicks off our new album and really sets the tone for the rest of it.  We worked on the video with director Matt Zane (Society One) and he really helped bring a spooky vibe.  The song reminds me of a heavy metal version of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' theme!  It was also a lot of fun filming the extra scenes too, where I get to dress up like a demon at a ritual!  I never knew that singing with fangs would be so difficult, but I made it work!!"

The track is now available at iTunes, Amazon and all good DSPs, as well as pre-orders for the 'Condolences' album.  The release is also available in an array of different digital and physical formats, including a number of limited run coloured gatefold double vinyl versions and signed formats at http://nblast.de/W13Condolences.

The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris 'Zeuss' Harris (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed) and sleeve artwork was created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia).

WEDNESDAY 13 is confirmed to headline the Dogtooth Stage at Download Festival on Saturday 10th June with his full electric set, as well as two additional shows in Dublin (Thu 8th Jun at Voodoo Lounge) and Belfast (Fri 9th June at Limelight 2).  Download tickets are available from http://downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets and Irish tickets from www.ticketmaster.ie.

 Rammstein To Release Live From Paris DVD.

Rammstein.Friday 24th March 2017
On Friday, March 24, official presale for the concert film "RAMMSTEIN: PARIS" begins ahead of its worldwide release on May 19. The film, which will be released in many configurations, sets new standards. In March 2012, during the "Made in Germany" tour, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund shot two acclaimed Rammstein concerts at the Palais Omnisports arena in Paris in front of 17,000 spectators. Featuring 22 songs from the band’s entire repertoire, the resulting film is not only the most spectacular collection of imagery about the most successful German rock band of our time, but also a masterpiece of music cinema, capturing Rammstein's energy as a unique visual and sonic experience.

Åkerlund is notorious for his radical, pioneering video clips for bands such as The Prodigy, Metallica, the Rolling Stones and also Rammstein. Absurd details, upended perspectives, shocks of contrast and sensory confusion flicker through his music productions, and in "RAMMSTEIN: PARIS", he celebrates this from the very first minute. Rammstein play 22 songs (128 mins), ranging from "Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?", the first song from the very first album, to "Frühling in Paris" from the last studio album "Liebe ist für alle da".

Artistically and dramaturgically ingeniously staged, like an overwhelming video clip, "RAMMSTEIN: PARIS" is one of the best rock concert films of all time. Absolument“

A first impression of this masterpiece can be seen HERE.

 Adrnaline Mob To Release New Album

Adrenaline Mob.Friday 24th March 2017
New York based Hard Rock veterans ADRENALINE MOB have announced their upcoming third studio album, We The People, which will be released June 2nd on Century Media.

The new record is the follow up to 2014's 'Men of Honor' and will be the first to feature new drummer Jordan Cannata, as well as new bassist David Zablidowsky (of Trans Siberian Orchestra). Earlier this month, the band announced the addition of Cannata by sharing a video of the drummer exhibiting his phenomenal talent and swagger behind the kit, which can be viewed via the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/adrenalinemob/videos/1351589528197122/

'We The People' will be available for purchase as a Special Edition CD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP+CD, and on all standard digital and streaming music platforms.

LP Bonus Tracks (featuring cover songs from 'Dearly Departed' never before released on vinyl)
•           Devil Went Down To Georgia
•           Snortin' Whiskey
•           Tie Your Mother Down

In addition to the release of 'We The People', ADRENALINE MOB will soon announce a World Tour which will commence in June; coinciding with the release of the album.

Adrenaline Mob - 'We The People' (Tracklist)
1. King Of The Ring
2. We The People
3. The Killer's Inside
4. Bleeding Hands
5. Chasing Dragons
6. Til The Head Explodes
7. What You're Made Of
8. Raise 'Em Up
9. Ignorance & Greed
10. Blind Leading The Blind
11. Violent State Of Mind
12. Lords Of Thunder
13. Rebel Yell

As the title, 'We The People', indicates there’s a political side to ADRENALINE MOB. Throughout their years as a musicians and songwriters, they hadn’t stayed silent on matters significant. Whether they were masked in metaphor or flatly conspicuous, they’ve always poured their feelings into song. It was, as Orlando puts it, a form of catharsis. So, as they were watching the presidential campaigns, feeling the negativity—the constant bickering and finger pointing—they knew ADRENALINE MOB’s next venture would be impacted. In fact, the first song Orlando began writing for 'We The People' was the politically-charged rocker ‘Blind Leading the Blind’. “The title track is very much inspired by the past election year,” confirms Allen. “It touches on our society, here in America. The album title is a reflection of our times. The songs have certain particular stories that stand on their own. Many of them are also driven by the climate we live in today & some are about having a good time, being free & loving rock n roll. All the tracks have a personality and character to them.”

 Malevolence Announce Headline UK Tour.

Malevolence.Friday 24th March 2017
Hardcore metallers MALEVOLENCE have announced details of a UK headline tour in support of their highly anticipated new album, “Self Supremacy” which is set for release on 19th May via BDHW Records.

The band says: “We are very excited to get back out on the road again and see all our friends across Europe. We can’t wait to show everyone our new material showcased in a brand new set, as well as some new exclusive merch and some other surprises which you’ll have to come along to find out what they are.

We’re also bringing out Arizona hard hitters No Zodiac and Glasgow’s very own Revulsion, as well as featuring some very special local guests on each show! Come along, hit the pit and jump on someone’s head! MLVLTD”

Supporting Malevolence on the seven-date run are No Zodiac and Revulsion. Check out the tour dates and tour poster below:

MAY / JUNE 2017
26.05 - Glasgow, G2   
27.05 - Newcastle, University Students Union  
28.05 - Manchester, Rebellion   
29.05 - Cardiff, Fuel Rock Club  
30.05 - Nottingham, The Maze  
31.05 - Birmingham, Mama Roux’s  
01.06 - London, The Dome  

02.06 - Germany Oberhausen, Kulttempel   
03.06 - Germany Dresden, Konk Klub  
04.06 - Germany Wiesbaden, Schlachthof  
05.06 - Switzerland Aarau, Kiff  
06.06 - Germany München, Backstage   
07.06 - Hungary  Budapest, Durer Kert  
08.06 - Austria Wien, Viper Room   
10.06 - Germany Leipzig, Alte Damenhandschuhfabrik     
13.06 - Germany Berlin, Cassiopeia  
14.06 - Germany Hannover, Mephisto  
15.06 - Germany Hamburg, Logo  
16.06 - Netherlands Goes, Podium 0113  
17.06 - Belgium Roeselare, De Verlichte Geest

 All Time Low Release New Video.

All Time Low.Friday 24th March 2017
Fueled By Ramen band All Time Low have announced the premiere of a brand new track and companion video. 'Last Young Renegade' debuts today at www.alltimelow.com. Frontman Alex Gaskarth commented on the clip, alluding to video's narrative he stated, "This is where the story begins."

'Last Young Renegade' marks the title track from All Time Low's eagerly anticipated label debut, LAST YOUNG RENEGADE, available now for pre-order at all DSPs, with exclusive bundles and a limited edition red vinyl LP available at www.alltimelow.com. All pre-orders receive instant-grat downloads of 'Last Young Renegade' as well as the album's electrifying first single, 'Dirty Laundry.' LAST YOUNG RENEGADE arrives everywhere on Friday, June 2nd. LAST YOUNG RENEGADE follows All Time Low's 2015 chart-topping studio album, FUTURE HEARTS, and sees the band moving forward and exploring new sonic territory. Written during stays in the mountains of Big Bear Valley and the desert of Palm Springs, California, LAST YOUNG RENEGADE is a journey of critical self-reflection and catharsis unlike any previous body of work from All Time Low.  Expansive and nostalgic, LAST YOUNG RENEGADE finds All Time Low sublimely crafting a sound that pushes the envelope with songs like, 'Last Young Renegade,' 'Life Of The Party,' 'Good Times,' and 'Ground Control' (Featuring Tegan and Sara).

All Time Low is currently in the midst of marathon international headline tour that will see them circumnavigating the planet through mid-May. The European leg includes multiple stops across the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. From there All Time Low will head out for a much-anticipated string of shows in Japan, Australia and New Zealand. For updates and ticket information, please visit alltimelow.com/tour.

Remaining UK dates:
MARCH
24  – SHEFFIELD O2 Academy Sheffield
25 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle
27 – EDINBURGH Corn Exchange
28 – GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
30  – NORWICH Nick Rayns LCR
31  – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

 Blackwaters Return With New Single.

Blackwater.Friday 24th March 2017
“Britain’s in a slump and the kids are numb, they feel like they’ve got nowhere to go,” says James Watkins, one fourth of hotly-tipped indie-punk genre-smashers BLACKWATERS. “We’re slaves to our screens, we’re victims - that’s why kids are into dumb drugs and dumb sh*t, and they’ve got no way to express it. F*ck Yeah is a reaction to that.” 
Following on from strong support from Radio 1, Radio X and more, Guildford’s guitar-smashing answer to 2017 have released a ruthlessly catchy, fist-in-the-air party-tune produced by The LIbertines’ Carl Barat and sometime Prodigy co-writer Ollie Burden, and it’s got a serious message about the youth of today. With a slew of live dates as well as a strong run of summer festivals (with more to be announced), now’s the time to see them bring the house down with their infectious brand of snot-nosed fury.

Listen now: https://soundcloud.com/blackwatersuk/fuck-yeah/s-1v97q
Promo video (please share!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm1Mj8Vo30Q&feature=youtu.be



BLACKWATERS 2017 TOUR DATES
April 1st - Jimmy’s, Manchester
April 12th (supporting THE AMAZONS) - Dingwalls, London
April 15th - The Victoria, Dalston
April 21st - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
April 29th - Live At Leeds, Leeds
May 20th - The Great Escape, Brighton
May 25th - Think Tank, Newcastle
May 26th - King Tuts, Glasgow
May 30th - Thekla, Bristol
June 1st - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
June 2nd - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
June 3rd - Camden Rocks
June 9th - Camberley International Festival, Camberley
June 10th - DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, Derby

 Northlane Release New Album 'Mesmer'.

Northlane.Friday 24th March 2017
Northlane have released their surprise new album Mesmer today. The album dropped worldwide at 9pm GMT with no prior announcement and is available in all physical and digital formats.

Mesmer, Northlane's beautiful fourth album, is a triumph – the band's most organic yet precise album yet. it covers familiar topics but renders them in a new way, at once paying heed to the band's heaviest roots and looking forward to an unwritten future. Recorded throughout September 2016 in New Jersey with acclaimed producer David Bendeth (Bring Me The HorizonParamoreA Day To Remember), this is Northlane's defining statement. And presented directly to their fans in such an unorthodox and exciting manner, Mesmer will echo worldwide through 2017 and long beyond.
Northlane have released the following statement explaining why they released Mesmer unannounced.

"Through determination, hard work, sacrifice and a bit of luck, we are able to travel the world taking our music to fans both old and new. We're able to spend time crafting the music we want to hear with the benefit of not having to leave the studio early to go and work a job. To an artist these are real luxuries. We appreciate them more than anything and we're in the position of being able to do this because of you - our incredible fans who continue to support us. You free us to be the artists we want to be.

This is our way of rewarding our fans for everything they've given us. What our music means to you is what it means to us. Art is an experience, and to us it reserves no room for competition, and the only accolade that matters to us is the place this holds in your heart.

Releasing Mesmer in this way has been right for us at this moment in time. We have grown immeasurably as people and as a band through the toughest recording process we've ever endured. We've been tested every step of the way and have come out the other side with something we are truly proud of. We didn't want to keep it from you a moment longer than we had to. We felt we owed it to this album to try and think creatively about every aspect of the way people would experience Mesmer, like a gift from us to you that is being unboxed. We wanted to make everyone's discovery of this moment special." Click here to read the full statement from the band.

Mesmer follows on from their critically and commercially successful album Node (2015), which raced straight to the top of the ARIA Chart, debuting at #1 and landing them the ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album. Node scored the coveted feature album on triple j, a guest host spot on iconic ABC television program Rage and two Blunt Magazine covers in six months. Alternative Press nominated Northlane for the 'Best New Band' award at the 2015 APMAs and they earned a third Metal Hammer Golden Gods nomination for 'Best Breakthrough Artist' in 2016, shaping Northlane into one of the most successful Australian heavy music exports today.  

The rest of 2017 will see Northlane take Mesmer to all corners of the globe, starting with a tour of South East Asia and an appearance on Hammersonic (Indonesia). After that Northlane will return to Australia for a headline tour that wraps up with the band playing The Big Pineapple Festival as one of the main acts alongside Birds of Tokyo, The Veronicas and Peking Duck.

Northlane will hit international festival stages throughout the rest of 2017 with appearances on the main stage at Download Festival (UK) and Hellfest (France). The band will also appear at Vainstream Rockfest (Germany), Jera On Air (Netherlands), Graspop (Belgium), Dissonance Festival (Italy), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Resurrection (Spain) and many more.

Mesmer is available now via UNFD, iTunes and all streaming services. Fans can also purchase Mesmer as well as exclusive merch at Northlane pop-up shops + signing events in Melbourne (24Hundred) and Sydney (Utopia Records) this weekend. The stores will stocked extremely limited edition vinyl and merchandise exclusive to each city. For more information about the events, click here.
South East Asian Tour
Friday 5th May - YG Republique, Thailand
Saturday 6th May - The Pavilion, Singapore
Sunday 7th May - Hammersonic, Indonesia

Australian Tour
Wednesday 10th May - Enigma Bar, Adelaide SA
Thursday 11th May - Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Friday 12th May - The Wool Exchange, Geelong VIC
Saturday 13th May - Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights VIC  
Wednesday 17th May - Academy, Canberra ACT
Thursday 18th May - Home Tavern, Wagga Wagga NSW
Friday 19th May - Uni Bar, Wollongong NSW
Saturday 20th May - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Wednesday 24th May - Coffs Hotel, Coffs Harbour NSW
Thursday 25th May - Miami Tavern, Miami QLD
Friday 26th May - Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD*
The Big Pineapple Music Festival 
Saturday 27th May - Big Pineapple Complex, Woombye, QLD

European Festivals and Side Shows
Friday 9th June - Download Festival, UK
Sunday 11th June - Download Festival, France
Monday 12th June - La Chabada, France
Wednesday 14th June - Haezor Club, Israel
Friday 16th June - Graspop, Belgium
Sunday 18th June - Hellfest, France
Monday 19th June - Pont Rouge, Switzerland
Tuesday 20th June - Colos Saal, Germany
Wednesday 21st June - Tower, Germany
Friday 23rd June - Jera On Air, Netherlands
Saturday 24th June - With Full Force, Germany
Sunday 25th June - Randal Club, Slovakia
Monday 26th June - Zaklete Rewiry, Poland
Tuesday 27th June - U Bazyla, Poland
Thursday 29th June - Garage, Germany
Friday 30th June - Kellerklub, Germany
Saturday 1st July - Vainstream Rockfest, Germany
Sunday 2nd July - Dissonance Festival, Italy
Monday 3rd July - Conrad Sohm, Austria
Tuesday 4th July - Airport Germany
Wednesday 5th July - Rock For People, Czech Republic
Friday 7th July - Resurrection, Spain

Canadian Tour Dates
Wednesday 12th July - Le Cercle, Quebec City GQ
Thursday 13th July - La Tulipe, Montreal GQ
Friday 14th July - Brass Monkey, Ottawa ON
Saturday 15th July - Opera House, Toronto ON
Sunday 16th July - Warehouse, St Catharines ON
Tuesday 18th July - Rumrummers, London ON
Wednesday 19th July - Maxwells, Waterloo ON
Saturday 22nd July - The Park Theatre, Winnipeg MB
Tuesday 25th July - The Exchange, Regina SK
Thursday 27th July - Union Hall, Edmonton AB
Friday 28th July - Marquee, Calgary AB
Saturday 29th July - Vogue, Vancouver BC 

Tickets on sale now
For complete tour and ticketing information, visit:
northlaneband.com

 Def Leppard Announce Record Store Day Release.

Def Leppard.Friday 24th March 2017
UMC/Mercury are pleased to announce the release of "The Def Leppard EP" in conjunction with Record Store Day 2017. This release marks the start of a series of catalogue releases over the next few years for Def Leppard.

22nd April 2017 will see the band release their original first EP with replica art and picture cover. This is a 12" version of the EP playing at 45rpm – a one off special for Record Store day and the first time it will be available in that format. The release is fully supported by the band. Track listing is as follows:

1 Ride Into The Sun (2:57)
2 Getcha Rocks Off (3:44)
3 The Overture (7:56)

The EP was originally recorded in November 1978 at Fairview studios in Hull and self-produced by the band. Released in January 1979 through the bands own Bludgeon Riffola label, this was the EP that launched one of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time.

Def Leppard continues to release new music, most recently with their self titled studio album that was released to widespread critical acclaim in late 2015. The band also recently hit #1 with their live concert DVD, "And There Will BE A Next Time...Live From Detroit," released in February 2017.

With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the USA, Def Leppard - Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group's spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. Most recently, the band won the fan voted Classic Rock Magazine Album of the Year award.

For further information on Record Store day - www.recordstoreday.co.uk

 The Quireboys Go Unplugged.

The Quireboys.Friday 24th March 2017
Reborn rock and roll reprobates The Quireboys will be plugging in and partying hard after revealing plans to roll out the critically acclaimed Twisted Love tour beyond 2016.

To see The Quireboys new video / single, click here

https://youtu.be/hj8d4gvDgPs

A 10-date run of UK acoustic shows this December brings down the curtain on another landmark year for the supercharged six-piece.

But there's no rest for the wicked where Spike and co. are concerned and the boys are back in town from March.

Lauded as their loudest and proudest album for 25 years, Twisted Love screams heartache, passion, tears and tension. And it's time for the record's most powerful themes to be unleashed.

"We made this record with a full-on rock and roll show in mind," said guitarist Guy Griffin. "The songs are some of the strongest we've ever written and that comes across best when all six of us are on stage and the volume is turned up."

Not since the band's early 90s heyday have The Quireboys sounded so compelling and so relevant. The bittersweet title track, bullish Breaking Rocks and terrific Ghost Train reveal a band going back to the future and back to what they always did best.

And if The Quireboys have proved themselves masters of an intimate and intriguing unplugged experience, then rocking out remains their traditional calling card.

"We played a handful of fully plugged shows in the UK earlier this year and the response to the new songs was tremendous," added Griffin. "Those gigs gave us the confidence to dig deep into Twisted Love on the next tour and we can't wait."

Twisted Love is The Quireboys' 10th studio album and the sound of a band enjoying a creative rebirth and a rich vein of songwriting form. More than 30 years after bursting onto the UK's rock and roll scene their incendiary live shows continue to set the standard for the next generation of homegrown heroes.

The Quireboys are: Spike (vocals) - Guy Griffin (guitar) - Paul Guerin (guitar) - Keith Weir (keyboards) - Nick Mailing (bass) - Dave McCluskey (drums)

2017 Fully Plugged Tour Dates
April
Fri 7th Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena (Ireland)
Sun 8th Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena (Ireland)
Thu 13th Fibbers, York (UK)
Fri 14th Picturedome, Holmfirth (UK)
Sat 15th Diamond Live, Doncaster (UK)
Thu 20th Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (UK)
Fri 21st Classic Grand, Glasgow (UK)
Sat 22nd Riverside, Newcastle (UK)
Sun 23rd Academy, Islington (UK)
Thu 27th Thekla, Bristol (UK)
Fri 28th The Asylum, Birmingham (UK)
Sun 30th Yardbirds, Grimsby (UK)

 Chris T-T Marks 20 Years Of Making Music.

Christt.Friday 24th March 2017
May 2017 marks Chris T-T's 20th anniversary making music. The same week in 1997 that Tony Blair came to power, Chris moved to London and before the end of May he'd played his first solo gigs (Chris that is, not Tony) and self-released his debut 7" single. 

Shortly after, Chris home recorded and self-released his debut album Beatverse (years before this became commonplace) on a MiniDisc four-track with no computer. Beatverse was barely distributed but won Chris label interest and Radio 1 plays from Steve Lamacq, who championed the song 'Shit From All Angles' on the Evening Session. By Christmas, Chris was guesting live on the show.

Over two decades since then, Chris T-T has always walked his own path, with visionary psych pop, startling humour and unflinching, sometimes discomforting radicalism. He's released 10 solo albums to consistent praise and played over 2,300 shows worldwide. Ten years ago he joined the Xtra Mile Recordings family, signing in 2007 on the suggestion of fast-rising young singer and fan Frank Turner. He has released four albums with Xtra Mile; Capital (2008), Love Is Not Rescue (2010), The Bear (2013) and last year's 9 Green Songs.

So this May, let's celebrate Chris T-T's 20 years of loyal dissent with a first ever career retrospective: the imaginatively titled double CD Best Of. For the first time Chris will also compile his song lyrics into a book, published to coincide. DISC #1 focuses on Chris's most loved songs from over the years and DISC #2 is a rarities collection of Chris's favourite studio recordings that haven't been released on CD before.

Charlie Caplowe, MD of Xtra Mile Recordings says this about Chris T-T and the Best Of release:
"From the very start it's been an absolute pleasure to work with Chris both in a business and social sense.  We're really proud to have been along for the ride for at least half of his amazing 20 year career. Here's to another 20!"

Chris is also doing a short run of 'Best Of' concerts in the UK as well as playing his first appearance at the illustrious Cambridge Folk Festival. Full dates announced so far are:

Chris T-T 20th Anniversary 'Best Of' Concerts

APRIL
Sat 15 CARDIFF Wales Goes Pop! Festival
Fri 28 TROWBRIDGE Town Hall Arts
Sat 29 WARWICK Wild Boar
Sun 30 BARNSLEY May Day Festival Of Solidarity

MAY
Fri 5 LEEDS All Hallows Church
Sat 6 MANCHESTER Anthony Burgess Centre – The Engine Room
Fri 12 ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree
Fri 19 CAMBRIDGE Unitarian Church
Sat 20 BRISTOL Café Kino
Tue 23 BRIGHTON Komedia

Chris T-T – Best Of TRACKLISTING
DISC #1                                                  
01  Dreaming Of Injured Popstars              
02  Ownership                                            
03  The English Earth                              
04  Shit From All Angles                         
05  You Can Be Flirty                              
06  Drink Beer                                    
07  Sellotape (Dawson's Creek)          
08  Eminem Is Gay                               
09  7 Hearts                                        
10  Giraffes #1                                   
11  The Huntsman Comes A-Marchin'  
12  Preaching To The Converted          
13  (We Are) The King Of England      
14  A Box To Hide In                       
15  Market Square                                      
16  Elephant In The Room                           
17  The Bear                                  
18  Gulls                                            
19  Love Me, I'm A Liberal (band version)                    

 DISC #2
 01 The Idris Lung (1997 version)
 02 Cutler (7" version)
 03 A Hole Full Of Submarines (band version)
 04 Tendon ´3
 05 What If My Heart Never Heals? (Fierce Panda 7" version)
 06 Tomorrow Morning (R*E*P*E*A*T 7" version)
 07 N253 (band version)
 08 Decksweep
 09 The Headcold Bit Of The Winter
 10 100,000 Turkeys
 11 Bored Of The War
 12 You Can't Stop The Machine
 13 Back In The U.S.S.R.
 14 In The Dressing Room
 15 A-Z (Xtra Mile High Club piano version)
 16 Nintendo (piano version)
 17 Words Fail Me (acoustic version)
 18 The Outer Darkness Theme (with Gill Sandell)
 19 Dancing On My Own
 20 31 Pills (band version)

Still busy as ever, in the past year Chris has released grief-stricken ecology record 9 Green Songs (sequel to 2005's 9 Red Songs), been sole musician (piano accompanist) on the Jim Bob (Carter USM) album Jim Bob Sings Again, completed a set of narrative folk ballads as Creative Fellow at the National Trust Workhouse, Southwell, and played more guest piano on fellow Xtra Mile artist Non Canon's debut. Meanwhile his weekly late night folk music show Midnight Campfire on Sussex radio station Juice 107.2 has a growing loyal following.
Order links:
XMR - http://smarturl.it/bestoft-t-xmr
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/TheBestOfChrisT-T

 Baretooth Announced For Vans Warped Tour 2017.

Beartooth.Friday 24th March 2017
Beartooth is excited to announce the release of the Deluxe Edition of Aggressive, complete with six bonus tracks as well as documentary footage and a full 14-song-set from their recent hometown show in Columbus, OH. Bonus tracks include acoustic versions of 'Sick of Me' and 'Hated,' which is currently Top 5 at Active Rock Radio in the US. Aggressive debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Rock Chart upon release.

The deluxe CD/DVD will be available for purchase on May 26th  (and will be available digitally, both as a bundle as well as a stand-alone documentary, Beartooth: Live in Columbus, on all digital retailers and streaming services) and in the meantime fans can pre-order here.

Beartooth are currently on tour with Bring Me The Horizon and Underoath on The American Nightmare Tour, which keeps them on the road in the States until April 8th. After a short break, they will head to the UK for Slam Dunk Festival and then to Australia. This Summer, Beartooth are excited to share that they will be on the road for The Vans Warped Tour Presented by Journeys. A full list of dates can be found below.

BEARTOOTH ON TOUR
3/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Liacouras Center**
3/24 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle**
3/27 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant**
3/28 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre**
3/29 Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center**
4/1 Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater**
4/3 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre**
4/6 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall**
4/7 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre**
4/8 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint**
4/28 Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
4/29 Fort Myers, FL @ JetBlue Park
4/30 Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park
5/07 Concord, NC @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
5/19 Columbus, OH @ Mapfre Stadium
5/27 Birmingham, UK @ The NEC - SLAM DUNK
5/28 Leeds, UK @ City Centre - SLAM DUNK
5/29 Hertfordshire, UK @ The Forum - SLAM DUNK
5/30 Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Dynamo
5/31 Hannover, Germany @ Musikzentrum
6/01 Savigny Le Temple, France @ Empreinte
6/02 Nurburg, Germany @ Rock Am Ring
6/03 Nurburg, Germany @ Rock Am Ring
6/17 Adelaide, Australia @ Thebarton Theatre
6/18 Melbourne, Australia @ Festival Hall
6/22 Moore Park, Australia @ Hordern Pavilion
6/24 Brisbane, Australia @ Riverstage
6/28 New Orleans, LA @Port Of New Orleans ^
6/29 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre @Lakewood ^
6/30 Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field ^
7/01 St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park ^
7/02 West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre^
7/04 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion ^
7/06 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion ^
7/07 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion ^
7/08 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon @ Jones Beach Amphitheatre ^
7/09 Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre ^
7/10 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain ^
7/11 Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre ^
7/12 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center ^
7/13 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC ^
7/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion ^
7/15 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center ^
7/16 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion ^
7/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center ^
7/19 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center ^
7/20 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center ^
7/21 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills ^
7/22 Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ^
7/23 Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park ^
7/24 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre ^
7/26 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino ^
7/27 Bonners Spring, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre^
7/28 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion^
7/29 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center ^
7/30 Houston, TX @ University of Houston Lot ^
8/01 Las Cruces, NM @ New Mexico State University ^
8/04 San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre ^
8/05 San Diego, CA @ Qualcom/San Diego Sports Arena ^

** The American Nightmare Tour w/ Bring Me The Horizon & Underoath
^ Warped Tour

 Feeder Announced As Camden Rocks Headliner.

Camden Rocks.Friday 24th March 2017
Camden Rocks Festival are thrilled to announce FEEDER as the headliners of this year's festival, alongside another 30 bands today confirmed to join the line-up on June 3rd across 25 venues through Camden Town.

With a career including 25 Top 40 hits, over five million record sales, including three Platinum and two Gold albums, FEEDER returned from hiatus last year in tremendous style. Celebrating their highest chart position since 2008 with 9th record 'All Bright Electric', the album marks their 7th top 10 charting release, with critics hailing it as the band's very best.

Speaking ahead of their performance, FEEDER frontman Grant Nicholas says:

"It's great to be playing Koko again as part of Camden Rocks Festival in my old haunt. I lived in Camden for over ten years and it's where Feeder got started and played regularly back in the early and mid-nineties. I remember writing many songs like 'High' and 'Just a Day' in my old flat on Camden Road, and some fun nights at Feet First, the Electric Ballroom and the Underworld. It's been almost 21 years since the release of Polythene, our first album, but Camden still holds a special place for us."

Out now via Cooking Vinyl, high praise for 'All Bright Electric' came from:

'Classic, heavy, ambitious Feeder' THE INDEPENDENT

'Feeder cement their status as one of the finest rock bands of their generation' DROWNED IN SOUND

'Returning from scintillating form, Feeder deliver like never before' CLASSIC ROCK

'Feeder have delivered their most prolific work since Yesterday Went Too Soon' METRO

'Feeder rediscover their appetite, their attitude, and their bite' KERRANG

2017 sees the Camden Rocks Festival line-up growing bigger than ever, with the likes of The Coral, The Damned, Milburn, The Rifles, Reverend and The Makers, Carl Barat & The Jackals and many more topping the 250-band-strong bill, with further acts still to be announced. Alongside FEEDER, further line-up additions announced today are noted below in bold:

Turbowolf, The Virginmarys, Desert Mountain Tribe, The Dirty Youth, Reigning Days, Bad Nerves, GOAN DOGS, Reverted, Lock, WIDE EYED BOY, BLANK PARODY, We came from wolves, Tiny Giant, False Heads, VALERAS, Curse of Lono, DAMN DICE, Sleepfire, Panic Island, Matty James, Cassidy, Couples, LILITH AND THE KNIGHT, The RPM's, Via Dolorosa, Glam Skanks, They, Uncultured, The Luka State, Two Year Break & Nash.

The current line-up for Camden Rocks Festival 2017 is as follows:

Feeder, The Coral, The Damned, Milburn, The Rifles, Reverend and The Makers, Carl Barat & The Jackals, Orange Goblin, The Professionals, THE RUTS DC, The King Blues, anti nowhere league, Andy Cairns (Therapy?), Turbowolf, The Virginmarys, The Urban Voodoo Machine, The Membranes, Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction, Hey!Hello!, The Rainband, Stone Broken, Big Boy Bloater and the LiMiTs, MOSES, Desert Mountain Tribe, Habitats, Screaming Eagles, Imperial Leisure, The Main Grains, Love Zombies, Napoleon, Slydigs, Max Raptor, The Blinders, Losers, Cortes, Colour Of Noise, Reigning Days, MassMatiks, The Dirty Youth, Hands Off Gretel, AARON BUCHANAN and THE CULT CLASSICS, Courage My Love, BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE, Asylums, Jasmine Rodgers, Straight Lines, Yonaka, When We Were Wolves, BRAWLERS, Exist Immortal, Desert Storm, SKARLETT RIOT, Flight Brigade, REWS, Duncan Reid and the Big Heads, Empire, WIDE EYED BOY, BLANK PARODY, Massive Waggons, Gold Key, The Anita Chellamah Band, Dirty Thrills, Inklings, Fizzy Blood, Broken Witt Rebels, Louise Distras, Millie Manders & The ShutUp, Bad Nerves, GOAN DOGS, Forte, Stereo Juggernaut, Heel, The Kut, The Franklys, Halflives, Weirds, Lock, Frauds, Holding Absence, LAST GREAT DREAMERS, THECITYISOURS, Bare Knuckle Parade, Reverted, Lupus-Dei, Liines, We came from wolves, Tigress, Daxx & Roxane, Rival Karma, The SoapGirls, SINGLE BY SUNDAY, Oxygen Thief, CUTE CUTE DEΔTH, Blackwaters, Tiny Giant, False Heads, VALERAS, Curse of Lono, DAMN DICE, Sleepfire, The Luka State, John, Divides, Desert planes, Lucie Barat, Happy Accidents, Brandy Row, Role Models, Willow Robinson, Only Sun, Toffees, Tim Muddiman & The Strange, Chinese missy, HVMM, BLACK SIXTEEN, Yungblud, Kidbrother, Veridian, IAMWARFACE, The RPM's, BEXATRON, Harker Moon, Mama Moonshine, The Muffin Heads, GØSPEL, Cavalcade, Will O'Donnell, Matty James Cassidy, Two Year Break, Couples, LILITH AND THE KNIGHT, Panic Island, Secret Cameras, Via Dolorosa, Glam Skanks, They Uncultured and Nash.

Camden Rocks Festival 2017 venues include:

Koko, Electric Ballroom, Underworld, Dingwalls, Proud, Camden Assembly, Black Heart, Monarch, The Forge, The Crowndale, Dublin Castle, Dingwalls Canal side, Bloc bar – upstairs, Bloc bar, Hawley Arms, Good Mixer, Brew-Dog, Be At One, Devonshire Arms, Belushis, Winnicott, The Fiddlers Elbow, The Lyttelton Arms, The Pack & Carriage, Camden Market Amphitheatre.

All tickets to the fifth year event in 2016 sold out and 2017 looks set to be no different. £39.50 tickets are now available from the link below subject to booking / transaction fees.

www.camdenrocksfestival.com/tickets

 Satricon Announce European Tour.

Satryicon.Friday 24th March 2017
SATYRICON have announced a European tour for September/October to coincide with the release of their highly anticipated upcoming studio album.  The revered and ground-breaking extremists are hard at work on the new opus, with a release pencilled for Friday 22nd September.

SATYRICON have always excelled live, their powerful, evocative performances, spearheaded by charismatic frontman and visionary, Satyr, are shows that stick in the memory.  Their gigs are increasingly becoming special events, as the frequency is dialled back to accommodate the Oslo band's 'modus operandi'.

Speaking about the band's new album and return to the live fray, Satyr comments: "The vast majority of our shows have been sold out in recent years and it makes me very thankful and proud.  Our fans know that we are done a long time ago with relentless touring, so that makes every opportunity special to us now.  I know our new album is one that our fans will love and we know how much people appreciate Satyricon as a live band.  We are going to make every show unforgettable".

Sun 24th Sep - HAMBURG - Grunspan (Germany) - http://www.eventim.de/
Mon 25th Sep - ESSEN - Turock (Germany) - http://www.eventim.de/
Tue 26th Sep - TILBURG - 013 (Netherlands) - http://www.ticketmaster.nl/
Wed 27th Sep - VOSSELAAR - Biebob (Belgium) - https://www.biebob.be/events/satyricon/
Fri 29th Sep - LONDON - Heaven (UK) - http://www.seetickets.com/event/satyricon/heaven/1080854
Sat 30th Sep - PARIS - La Maroquinerie (France) - http://www.digitick.com/en/
Sun 1st Oct - NANTES - MJC De Reze (France) - http://www.digitick.com/en/
Mon 2nd Oct - TOULOUSE-  Le Metronum (France) - http://www.digitick.com/en/
Wed 4th Oct - MADRID - Sala But (Spain) - http://www.madnesslive.es/comprar-entradas/
Thu 5th Oct - BARCELONA - Razzamatazz (Spain) - http://www.madnesslive.es/comprar-entradas/
Fri 6th Oct - MONTPELLIER - Rockstore (France) - http://www.digitick.com/en/
Sat 7th Oct - BOLOGNA - Zona Roveri (Italy) - http://www.ticketone.it/
Mon 9th Oct - ZURICH - Dynamo (Switzerland) - http://www.ticketcorner.ch
Tue 10th Oct - MUNICH - Backstage Halle (Germany) - http://www.eventim.de/
Wed 11th Oct - VIENNA - Szene (Austria) - http://www.oeticket.com
Thu 12th Oct - PRAGUE - Akropolis (Czech Republic) - http://obscure.cz/en/events/
Sat 14th Oct - KRAKOW - Kwadrat (Poland) - http://knockoutprod.net/sklep
Sun 15th Oct - WARSAW - Progresja (Poland) - http://knockoutprod.net/sklep
Mon 16th Oct - BERLIN - SO36 (Germany) - http://www.eventim.de/
Tue 17th Oct - COPENHAGEN - Pumpehuset (Denmark) - http://www.billetlugen.dk/
Thu 19th Oct - AARHUS - Train (Denmark) - http://www.ticketmaster.dk/  
Fri 20th Oct - GOTHENBURG - Pustervik (Sweden) - http://www.ticketmaster.se/
Sat 21st Oct - STOCKHOLM - Klubben (Sweden) - http://www.ticketmaster.se/

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 22nd March at 10am CET at the local ticketing links detailed above.

The band recently launched their new merch range.  Check out some classics and all the new additions to the line over at http://www.lo-fi-merchandise.com/satyricon/81411,l-en.html.

 Slaughter To Prevail To Release Debut Album.

Slaughter To PrevailFriday 24th March 2017
Heavy Metal band SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL are set to release their debut full-length album titled Misery Sermon on May 5 through Sumerian Records. The album is currently available to fans for pre-order at http://sumerianmerch.com and comes in multiple bundles including limited edition vinyl available in “Kill Room Clear” and “Burial Brown” with only 250 pressed for each color! While vinyl ships out in June, fans will receive a digital download of the album on street date (May 5) via email.

SLAUGHTER TO PREVAILhailing fromtheUnited Kingdom and Russia, was started in July of 2014 and quickly made themselves well known in the music scene. With only having released 2 songs, the band did a full tour across Europe and Russia supporting the mighty Ingested, playing for hundreds of people a night. SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL’s brutal mix of extreme metal, deathcore, intense vocals, and violently heavy breakdowns showed they were a force to be reckoned with from the start. 

Making quick time, the band caught the attention of Sumerian Records. After re-releasing their acclaimed EP Chapters of Misery and touring across the United States on the Summer Slaughter Tour 2016, SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL headed straight in to the studio to start work on their first full-length album. After months of writing furiously, Misery Sermon was born. 
The first single from the forthcoming album, "King", is just a small taste of what listeners have in store. Ready to make their second trip across the States with labelmates Oceano this spring, it’s clear this is just the beginning for SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL.

Check out "King" here: https://youtu.be/KklCvuKZorI

Guitarist Jack Simmons comments on the band’s new album: "I am really ecstatic to finally release Misery Sermon, after we put so much hard work into it we know that it has surpassed our previous work & defines the sound we were hoping to achieve with it."

Be sure to catch SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL live on The REVELATION Tour that kicks off on April 5 in Valparaiso, IN and wraps up on May 20 in Indianapolis, IN. Joining Oceano and SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL on The REVELATION Tour is Aversions Crown, Spite, and No Zodiac.

04.05 - Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
04.06 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
04.07 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
04.08 - Kansas City, KS @ Aftershock
04.09 - Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
04.12 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
04.13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock
04.14 - Spokane, WA @ The Pin
04.15 - Tacoma, WA @ Real Art
04.16 - Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
04.18 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
04.19 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Atrium at Catalyst
04.20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey
04.21 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
04.22 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
04.23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
04.25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
04.26 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
04.27 - Dallas, TX @ Dirty 30
04.28 - Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
04.29 - San Antonio, TX @ Jack's Patio Bar
04.30 - Houston, TX @ Walter's
05.02 - Margate, FL @ O'Malley's
05.03 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
05.04 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *Hell
05.05 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
05.06 - Clarksville, TN @ Warehouse
05.07 - Louisville, KY @ Trixie's Entertainment Complex
05.09 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
05.10 - Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
05.11 - New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
05.12 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Hall
05.13 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
05.14 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
05.16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
05.17 - Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at Crofoot
05.18 - Berwyn, IL @ The Wire
05.19 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
05.20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater

 Lacuna Coil Release New Music Video.

LAcuna Coil.Friday 24th March 2017
After returning from a triumphant run throughout South America and right before embarking on some shows with their labelmates Arch Enemy and The Haunted LACUNA COIL are releasing a video clip for one of their crowd favourites, “Blood, Tears, Dust”. The video was directed and edited by Cosimo Alemà and produced by the production company Borotalco.

Cristina Scabbia (vocals) about the video: “Right now I can't tell you, everything about ‘Blood, Tears, Dust’, as this video is part of something bigger... This is the core of who we are as a band: the sweat, the dirt, the raw energy. It's our insanity and all of us feeling comfortable with it. I love how by Cosimo Alemà filmed this, the photography, the colors and the hints in the story are perfectly placed and it is the first time we are really ‘acting’. This video is only a part of a much bigger plan... stay tuned. Hope you enjoy this video as much as I do!"

Click here to watch the “Blood, Tears, Dust”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9sVUqOhcPU

LACUNA COIL live
with Arch Enemy, The Haunted
04.04.17 (DE) Langen (Hessen) - Neue Stadthalle
05.04.17 (DE) Munich - Backstage Werk
06.04.17 (DE) Saarbrücken - Garage
07.04.17 (BE) Durbuy - Durbuy Rock Festival
09.04.17 (DE) Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik

08.04.17 (F) Epinal - La Souris Verte
01.05.17 (PL) Wroclaw - Thanks Jimi Festival
06.05.17 (AT) Trofaiach - Feel the Noise Festival
19.05.17 (CH) Solothurn - Kofmel
20.05.17 (CH) Monthey - Irreversible Festival
22.05.17 (IS) Tel Aviv - Bascula
24.05.17 (FI) Tampere - Yo Talo
26.05.17 (RUS) St. Petersburg - Aurora Club
27.05.17 (RUS) Moscow - Volta Club
01.07.17 (IT) Cagliari - Arena Sant'Elia (+ CJ Ramone)
08.07.17 (IT) Sabbioneta (MN) - Sabbio Summer Fest
01.08.17 (IT) Treviso - Suoni di Marca Festival
06.08.17 (IT) Manduria (TA) - South's Cheyenne International Bike Show & Rock Metal Festival
05.-08.07.17 (DE) Ballenstedt - Rock Harz Festival
13.-16.07.17 (CZ) Vizovice  Masters OF Rock
22.07.17 (DE) Esslingen - Riverside Festival
03.-05.08.17 (DE) Wacken - Wacken Open Air

 Ramblin Man Fair Adds More Bands For 2017 Festival.

Ramblin Man Fair.Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful second year in 2016, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2017!
Ramblin' Man Fair is the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances. The event is a unique experience fast becoming a staple of the UK festival calendar.

The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30-acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, Eurostar via Ashford Int'l and Channel Ferries to and from mainland Europe.

Ramblin' Man Fair for the first time adds a third day, The festival will now be open from 4pm on Friday 28th July with the first wave of bands announced below!

The festival will be split into four stages over three days. Stages announced so far include Planet Rock Mainstage, Prog In the Park Stage, Outlaw Country Stage and Blues Stage. New for 2017 is a Guest stage unique to next year's event more details of which will emerge in a later release. Announced acts to date are:
 
Friday 28th July
Planet Rock Main Stage
Saxon (Main Stage Headliner)
Y&T
Last in Line
Graham Bonnet Band

Saturday 29th / Sunday 30th July

Planet Rock Main Stage
ZZ Top (Main Stage Headliner / UK Festival exclusive)
Extreme (Main Stage Headliner / UK Festival exclusive)
Black Star Riders (Special Guests)
U.F.O (Special Guests / UK Festival exclusive)
Dokken (UK Exclusive)
Supersonic Blues Machine (First Ever UK Show)
Glenn Hughes
Blues Pills
Monster Truck
Danny Worsnop
Toseland
British Lion
Jared James Nichols
Stone Broken

Prog in the Park Stage
Kansas (Prog in the Park Stage Headliner)
Magnum
Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash
Focus
I Am The Morning
The Gift


Blues Stage
Joanne Shaw Taylor (Blues Stage Headliner)
The Quireboys (Blues set)
Tyler Bryant
Aaron Keylock
Big Boy Bloater

Outlaw Country Stage
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band (Headliner)
Dan Baird & Homemade Sin
Steve "N" Seagulls
Ghoultown
Whiskey Dick
Jessica Lynn
Caitlin Koch

Grooverider Stage
Rival Sons (Headliner)
Vintage Caravan
The Kyle Gass Band
The Picture Books
Scorpion Child
Lionize
Dirty Thrills

 Blondie Releases New Single 'Long Time'.

Blondie.Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Blondie continue to claim 2017 as their own with the release of their new single 'Long Time' - taken from their 11th studio album Pollinator - out May 5th.

'Long Time' is the third offering from this remarkable new album, once again perfectly demonstrating the record's blend of Blondie's pioneering past with new influences from modern music's great innovators.  

The track also reignites a winning formula of Debbie Harry and collaborator Dev Hynes (AKA Blood Orange). In 2016, Debbie sang on 'Rapture'-inspired 'E.V.P.' on Hynes's third album, Freetown Sound. Now Hynes is returning the favour by collaborating with the band on 'Long Time', a song that pays tribute to Blondie's 20th Century trailblazing while sounding thrillingly at home in a 21st Century pop landscape.

From the first note, the track channels a deliberate echo of their 1979 anthem 'Heart of Glass', before lifting off with a swirling mix of Clem Burke's intense drumming, glorious 80s synth, Chris Stein's funky guitar riffs and thumping bassline of Leigh Foxx – all bound together by the bittersweet vocals of Debbie Harry.

The single follows the first two releases from Pollinator; the upbeat Studio 54-esque single 'Fun' co-written by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), and the dark, alluring track 'My Monster', written for the band by The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr

Like its two Pollinator predecessors, 'Long Time' showcases an album made with an enviable series of collaborators, elegantly moulding their love of Blondie with their own sound.

The first play of 'Long Time' was on BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce this morning (21st March). The track will available to stream, download and as an Instant Grat from 22nd March. 

From 24th March 1000 7" copies of 'Long Time' will be available to buy via independent retailers, backed with 'The Breaks', a brand new track written by Chris Stein and Debbie Harry in the album sessions at New York's famed recording studio The Magic Shop, before its closure.

The video for 'Long Time' was shot in New York City and is directed by Dikayl Rimmasch, who worked with Beyonce on her Lemonade album videos and World Formation Tour. Dikayl also directed the 'Fun' video, and the new video for 'Long Time' will be released in April. 

The band recently announced a return to the iconic Roundhouse in London on May 3rd to celebrate the release two days later of their remarkable new album Pollinator. Tickets for the show sold out in 30 minutes.

Available to preorder now on CD, Cassette, Heavyweight vinyl, Ltd 7" box set. Pollinator is also available as a heavyweight white vinyl via selected indie stores and heavy weight red vinyl via the artist store: https://blondie.lnk.to/PollinatorPR

 Final Chuck Berry Album To Be Released In June.

Chuck Berry.Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Dualtone/Decca Records will release ‘CHUCK,’ the final album and first new recordings in nearly four decades by founding rock and roll legend Chuck Berry, who passed away last week at the age of 90, on 16th June.

Comprised of ten new recordings, eight of which were written by Berry, ‘CHUCK’ is his first new album since 1979’s ‘Rock It.’ It was recorded and produced by Berry in various studios around St. Louis and features his longtime hometown backing group - including his children Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica, vocals), plus Jimmy Marsala (Berry’s bassist for forty years), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) - which supported him for nearly two decades on over two hundred residency shows at the famed Blueberry Hill club. The album also includes guest performances from Gary Clark Jr., Tom Morello, Nathaniel Rateliff and Chuck’s grandson Charles Berry III.  Acclaimed author and historian Douglas Brinkley contributes liner notes.

Both Morello and Rateliff appear on album track ‘Big Boys,’ which Brinkley calls “a guitar player’s national anthem” in his notes.

LISTEN TO 'BIG BOYS' HERE: https://lnk.to/7smHtPR
“Working to prepare the release of this record in recent months and in fact over the last several years brought him a great sense of joy and satisfaction,” the Berry family said in a statement posted to Facebook earlier this week.  “While our hearts are very heavy at this time, we know that he had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music.”

Some of the songs on ‘CHUCK’ were originally conceived as far back as the 1980s, with Berry developing them in his home studio in St. Louis over many years during down time between tours.  He worked on the album through 2014.  When health concerns forced him to stop touring and recording in 2015, Berry continued to oversee production and planning for ‘CHUCK,’ enlisting his family and close friend Joe Edwards, the owner of Blueberry Hill, to fulfill his wishes that the album be completed and released. And from album highlight ‘Lady B. Goode,’ a spiritual sequel to the iconic ‘Johnny B. Goode’ featuring ripping solos from three generations of Berry guitarists, to the poignant country balladry of ‘Darlin’,’ a duet with his daughter Ingrid, ‘CHUCK’ truly is a family affair.

“Working on my Dad's record has been one of the best experiences of my life,” said Charles Berry Jr. “I will forever treasure the musical conversations we had, and the time we spent together completing it.”

Chuck Berry’s passing on 18th March prompted an outpouring of support and condolences from fans, fellow musicians, and world leaders – from members of The Rolling Stones and Beatles, to former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. The Times commented, “Berry created a set of riffs that remain the core building blocks of rock guitar-playing. He combined them with smart, sassy, sly and playful lyrics that painted incisive vignettes of teenage life. The result was a series of perfect three-minute pop masterpieces.” The Daily Telegraph reflected, “Chuck Berry was one of the undisputed, all-time greats of rock and roll, a founding father of the music that shook and shaped the world. His influence on Elvis, The Beatles and Stones (as well as every other star of the rock and roll firmament, from Buddy Holly to Bruce Springsteen) is enough to guarantee musical immortality”.

Rolling Stone claimed that Berry “defined rock & roll during it’s early years and for decades to come.” The New York Times called Berry rock’s “master theorist and conceptual genius, the songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they knew themselves,” adding that after 60 years, his earliest music “still sounds reckless and audacious.”

‘CHUCK’ Track List:
‘Wonderful Woman’
‘Big Boys’
‘You Go To My Head’
‘3/4 Time (Enchiladas)’
‘Darlin’’
‘Lady B. Goode’
‘She Still Loves You’
‘Jamaica Moon’
‘Dutchman’
 ‘Eyes Of Man’

 Set It Off Announce Co-Headline Shows With Australian Band With Confidence.

Set It Off.Wednesday 22nd March 2017
SET IT OFF have announced a series of co-headlining shows around Slam Dunk appearances in May. The band will be sharing the stage with Australian band With Confidence.

Singer Cody Carson says about the tour: "UK, we are coming back! We’ve missed you dearly, so when we found out we were coming back for Slam Dunk yet again we decided to hit up our new friends in With Confidence and put together some shows for you so we could get more time with all of you! Needless to say, we are super excited to come back and play your favorite songs and some brand new ones you haven’t heard live just yet from our album, Upside Down. It’s gonna be an absolute rager each night so get your tickets now and let’s party!"

The band’s latest release, “Upside Down”, went straight in at number 14 on the iTunes UK Pop Charts and 40 on the overall charts, the highest UK entries for the band to date. It was baptized as “pure pop gold” by Rock Sound and given four Ks by Kerrang!

MAY CO-HEADLINER DATES: 
Tuesday, 23 May – Bristol, England @ Marble Factory
Wednesday, 24 May – Manchester, England @ Sound Control
Thursday, 25 May – Glasgow, Scotland @ G2
Wednesday, 31 May – London, England @ O2 Academy Islington

 Bloodyouth Detail New Studio Album.

Bloodyouth.Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Harrogate hardcore heavyweights Blood Youth have revealed new track ‘I Remember’, from their highly-anticipated debut album ‘Beyond Repair’, due out on 7th April 2017 via Rude Records.

Vocalist Kaya Tarsus explains about the track: “When I wrote the lyrics for I remember, I was thinking about what it would be like to have a conversation with my younger self and what we would say to each other. I used to get very frustrated and I would blame myself for being unprepared for what life was throwing at me, it took a while for me to realise that in reality we all just go with the flow. Life is something you have to figure out on your own. Musically, A lot of our hardcore influences come out in this track, probably one of the heaviest riffs we have written, so we're all really looking forward to playing it live!.”

Stream ‘I Remember’ here: http://smarturl.it/BYIRememberStream

Buy the single here: http://smarturl.it/IRememberSingle

Following critically acclaimed EPs ‘Inside My Head’ and ‘Closure’Blood Youth’s debut full-length ‘Beyond Repair’ sees the trio expand their arsenal across an album

“These songs are about how we deal with anger in the modern age," reveals Tarsus. "When I was writing the lyrics I became fascinated with heartbreak and how everybody deals with this trauma in their own way. Many tend to numb the pain in an attempt to forget, instead of facing it head on, this is something I am guilty of myself. We were aiming to create something very aggressive but very real. With Beyond Repair, I believe we have achieved just that.” 
‘Beyond Repair’ tracklisting:

1. Making Waves
2. What I'm Running
3. Savanna
4. Parasite
5. I Remember
6. Reason to Stay
7. Pulling Teeth
8. Buying Time
9. Bless
10. Man Made Disaster

Pre-orders are available here: http://smarturl.it/BeyondRepairPhysical

To celebrate the release of their debut album, Blood Youth will be headlining three special release shows in April at venues across the UK, where they will be joined by Loathe and Holding Absence.

‘Beyond Repair’ Release Shows:

08 Apr - The Garage Attic, Glasgow (w/ Loathe)
09 Apr - The Key Club, Leeds (w/ Loathe + Holding Absence)
10 Apr - Boston Music Room, London (w/ Loathe + Holding Absence)

Tickets are available here: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blood-youth-tickets

Blood Youth have also been confirmed to play at the following European festivals this year:
 
29 Apr - Teddy Rocks Festival, Blandford Forum, Dorset
11 Jun - Download Festival, Donington Park, Leics
29 July - Fat Lip Fest, Bierkeller, Bristol
 

 Dead! Release New Single "Enough, Enough, Enough".

Dead.Wednesday 22nd March 2017
One of the hottest young bands to emerge over the past few months are London based four piece Dead!  Their guitar laden, anthemic new single 'Enough, Enough, Enough' is out today! Check out the lyric video here, a full video for the single will be revealed next week.

Singer Alex Mountford says of the track "Its a really critical self evaluation. Covering the shortfalls and negative aspects of my personality. But hopefully people can find common ground with it, maybe question their shortfalls too. Sometimes there comes a point when you have to say i've had enough."

Dead! were barely out of their teens when they formed and with a raging fire in their belly, embarked on a tour of Europe, DIY style.  Upon their return they moved into a house in London together, released their own music, made their own videos and now have a fervent fan-club that follow their every move. With a bunch of festivals and sold out shows under their belt, support from a plethora of Radio 1 DJ's and bulging socials Dead! are well and truly poised to make their boot mark on 2017.  

The guys entered the studio early this year, armed with a stack of raucous, punky anthems and youthful swagger and recorded their debut album, which is due for release late summer.

Stream/buy Enough Enough Enough NOW

Dead! will be hammering the festival circuit this year, see below dates;

Sat 29th April - Live At Leeds, Leeds
Sun 30th April - Handmade, Leicester
Fri 2nd June - Rock am Ring, Germany
Sun 4th June - Rock im Park, Germany
Fri 9th June - Download, France
Sun 11th June - Download, Donington
Sat 17th June - Nova Rock, Austria
Sat 29th July - Fat Lip, Bristol
Sun 30th July - Kendal Calling, Kendal

 Incubus To Release New Studio Album "8".

Incubus.Monday 20th March 2017
Multi-platinum alt-rock icons Incubus, celebrating in 2017 the 20th anniversary of their major label debut album, go live today at http://smarturl.it/Incubus8  with iTunes and Shop.IncubusHQ.com with the Official Store for exclusive music bundle pre-orders of 8, their aptly titled eighth studio album, arriving April 21st on Virgin EMI Records.  8 includes tracks that were co-produced and mixed by Skrillex, (see below for full album breakdown).  On April 25th, four nights after the album release, Incubus will appear on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

​  iTunes pre-orders of 8 will include two instant grat tracks: "Nimble Bastard," the new single from Incubus, and "Glitterbomb."  "Nimble Bastard"  was launched with an iHeart Radio world premiere and live appearance on KROQ's Kevin and Bean program in Incubus' hometown, Los Angeles.  "State Of The Art" will go up as the next instant grat track on March 31st; "Undefeated" will follow on April 7th.  "Nimble Bastard" and "Glitterbomb" will also be available as stand alone tracks for streaming partners.

​The final track listing of 8 is as follows: 1.  No Fun * 2.  Nimble Bastard * 3.  State Of The Art * 4.  Glitterbomb * 5.  Undefeated * 6.  Loneliest * 7.  When I Became A Man * 8.  Familiar Faces * 9.  Love In A Time Of Surveillance * 10.  Make No Sound In The Digital Forest * 11.  Throw Out The Map.

​Tickets are now on sale for Incubus' first major headline North American summer tour since 2015, with support by Arizona-based Jimmy Eat World and Nashville's Judah & the Lion.  The 30-city tour of the U.S. and Canada will open July 6th at Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, and wrap up six weeks later at White River Amphitheater in Seattle on August 19th.  For more ticket information please visit livenation.com.  (See complete dates below.)

​On April 3rd, Incubus will join Daya, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Macklemore, Skrillex, Tinashe, and Zedd at WELCOME!, a special fundraising concert for the ACLU at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  The event, which started as a call-to-action on Twitter in response to the recent immigration ban, was organized by artist/DJ/producer Zedd.

"Nimble Bastard" is the first new single from Incubus since "Absolution Calling," from their Island debut EP, the Top 10 Trust Fall (Side A).   Prior to that, Incubus – Brandon Boyd (lead vocals), Mike Einziger (lead guitar), Chris Kilmore (turntables, keyboards), Ben Kenney(bass), and José Pasillas II (drums) – played two weeks of shows in Australia (including the Soundwave Music Festival with Faith No More and Soundgarden), Japan, and Singapore.

Incubus emerged from Calabasas, California, with their indie debut album Fungus Amongus in 1995.  Starting with 1997's S.C.I.E.N.C.E., they went on to release six studio albums on the Epic/Immortal label (the last three produced by Brendan O'Brien), achieving RIAA gold, platinum and multi-platinum success; as well as five live albums.  Four of their songs have hit #1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, including "Drive" (2000, also Top 10 Pop), "Megalo­maniac" (2003), "Anna-Molly" (2006), and "Love Hurts" (2008).

 Incubus "8" Pre-order:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Incubus8 
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/amIncubus8 
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/aIncubus8 
GooglePlay: http://smarturl.it/gIncubus8
Incubus Store:Shop.IncubusHQ.com

INCUBUS TOUR WITH JIMMY EAT WORLD AND JUDAH & THE LION
Date City​​ Venue
July​6 ​West Palm Beach, FL ​​Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
​7​Tampa, FL ​​Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheater
​8​Atlanta, GA ​*​Lakewood Amphitheater
​11​Charlotte, NC ​*​PNC Music Pavilion
​12​Bristol, VA ​​Jiffy Lube Live
​14​Holmdel, NJ ​​PNC Bank Arts Center
​15​Syracuse, NY ​**​Lakeview Amphitheater
​16​Bethel, NY ​**​Bethel Woods
​18​Mansfield, MA ​​Xfinity Center
​19​Wantagh, NY ​​Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
​20​Camden, NJ ​​BB&T Pavilion
​22​Toronto, ON ​*​Budweiser Stage
​23​Clarkson MI ​​DTE Energy Music Theater
​25​Cleveland, OH ​​Blossom Music Center
​26​Burgettstown, PA ​​Key Bank Pavilion
​27​Cincinnati, OH ​​Riverbend Music Center
​29​Tinley Park, IL ​*​Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
​30​Noblesville, IN ​​Klipsch Music Center
Aug.​1​St. Louis, MO ​*​Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
​2​New Orleans, LA ​​Bold Sphere at Champion Square
​4​Houston, TX ​​Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
​5​Austin, TX ​​Austin 360 Amphitheater
​6​Dallas, TX ​***Starplex Pavilion
​9​Salt Lake City, UT ​​USANA Amphitheater
​11​Chula Vista, CA ​​Sleep Train Amphitheater
​12​Phoenix, AZ ​​AK-Chin Pavilion
​14​Los Angeles, CA ​​Hollywood Bowl
​16​Mtn. View, CA ​*​Shoreline Amphitheater
​18​Portland, OR ​*​Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
​19​Seattle, WA​*​White River Amphitheater
​*​NO Judah & the Lion
​**​with Atlas Genius, NO Judah & the Lion
​***NO Jimmy Eat World

 Casey Release New Video.

Casey.Monday 20th March 2017
Casey's debut album 'Love Is Not Enough' was released via Hassle Records in the latter half of 2016, and it's now getting a new pressing in blood red, which has launched with exclusive merch bundles on the band's MusicGlue store: http://smarturl.it/LINE_BloodRed

The band have also been announced as support to Boston Manor on tour in May, amongst other live dates including Impericon Festival and Download, with more to come. Casey's new single 'Little Bird', taken from their debut, considers the feeling of helplessness that results from knowing a loved one is in emotional distress. Vocalist Tom Weaver says it's about "being too emotionally naïve or unprepared to help support them through it." Typically heart-wrenching, 'Little Bird' exemplifies the band's emotionally driven, cathartic approach.

CASEY ON TOUR:
THE HEAVEN AND HELL TOUR
w/ Being As An Ocean, Thy Art Is Murder & Miss May I
16.04.17 Netherlands Nijmegen @ Doornroosje 
18.04.17 Belgium Antwerp @ Zappa   
19.04.17 Germany Saarbrücken @ Garage 
20.04.17 Italy Bologna @ Kindergarten Club 
23.04.17 Germany Hamburg @ Markthalle  
24.04.17 Germany Hannover @ Faust  
25.04.17 Poland Poznań @ U Bazyla 
26.04.17 Hungary Budapest @ Durer Kert 
27.04.17 Germany Schweinfurt @ Stattbahnhof
28.04.17 France Nancy @ Chez Paulette
29.04.17 Germany Freiburg @ Crash 

IMPERICON FESTIVALS 2017
14.04.17 Austria Vienna @ Impericon Festival 
15.04.17 Germany Leipzig @ Impericon Festival 
17.04.17 UK Manchester @ Impericon Festival
21.04.17 Switzerland Zürich @ Impericon Festival 
22.04.17 Germany Oberhausen @ Impericon Festival 

W/ BOSTON MANOR
22.05.17 Liverpool, Buyers Club
23.05.17 Newcastle, Think Tank
24.05.17 Swindon, Level 3
25.05.17 Bournemouth, Anvil
26.05.17 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

JUNE
10.06.17 - Download Festival

 With Confidence Announce One Off Bristol Show To Coincide With Slam Dunk Festival.

With Confidence.Monday 20th March 2017
Aussies With Confidence recently stormed the UK with their first headline tour on these shores, selling out several venues across the country, including The Underworld in London. They're following up the trip with another UK jaunt, including a slot on Slam Dunk Festivals, which they were also a part of last year, and four just-announced co-headline shows with Set It Off. Tickets on sale Wednesday at 9am.

With Confidence's debut album, 'Better Weather' was released in June 2016 via Hopeless Records and it's a record that's struck a chord with fans worldwide, earning the band acclaim in the press and a continually burgeoning group of dedicated followers. The four-piece have also toured worldwide in support of the album, playing a whole summer on the Vans Warped Tour in the USA, supporting 5 Seconds of Summer in their native Australia and playing Japan with labelmates The Wonder Years, on top of their recent UK & European headline tour and several other trips around the globe.

With Confidence UK Tour dates:
23-May-17  Bristol  Marble Factory (w/ Set It Off)  -  TICKETS
24-May-17  Manchester  Sound Control (w/ Set IT Off)  -  TICKETS
25-May-17  Glasgow  G2 (w/ Set It Off) -  TICKETS
27-May-17  Slam Dunk Midlands  -  TICKETS
28-May-17  Slam Dunk North  -  TICKETS
29-May-17  Slam Dunk South  -  SOLD OUT
31-May-17  London  O2 Academy Islington (w/ Set It Off) - TICKETS

 Malevolence Release New Album Details.

Malevolence.Monday 20th March 2017
Following the success of their debut album “Reign Of Suffering”, UK hardcore-metal mob MALEVOLENCE return with the video for new track “Slave To Satisfaction”, the first single to be taken from the band’s highly anticipated follow-up album, “Self Supremacy”.

"We are very excited to be making our return this spring with our follow up album; SELF SUPREMACY,” says frontman Alex Taylor. “We’re picking up where our previous effort left off; same unique brand of intelligent guitar work, crushing mosh parts and soulful, anger drenched vocals but now with the unmistakable maturity of a band that has spent years honing their craft. We’re very excited to be working very closely with our friends in Germany’s boutique BDHW records. The boys are back and we’re not playing games."

Check out the video for “Slave To Satisfaction” here: https://youtu.be/WSE7moCzGKA

Check out the artwork and track listing for “Self Supremacy”
Track listing:

1. Self Supremacy
2. Trial By Fire
3. Severed Ties ft. Andrew - Comeback Kid
4. Wasted Breath ft. Kevin - The Merciless Concept
5. Body Count
6. 4am On West St
7. Slave To Satisfaction
8. Spineless
9. True Colours
10. Outnumbered
11. Low Life

Preorders are available at the following links:
http://smarturl.it/malev_preorder
http://smarturl.it/malev_itunes

 Northlane Release Video For 'Citizen'.

Northlane.Monday 20th March 2017
Northlane have today released their new single 'Citizen', which was recorded by David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Paramore) at his studio in New Jersey. The video for 'Citizen' was filmed by Jason Eshragian. The track premiered as a world exclusive on the Radio 1 Rock show and the video is now live.

Click below to watch "Citizen"
"Citizen is a song that was written about the first world police state and our willingness to live under the watch of those in power, for their means, while those who blow the lid on it suffer," explains Northlane guitarist Josh Smith. "Writing this one was quite a mission – it took a lot of work but we are proud of it and beyond excited to share it with you all." 

The track was initially teased via a Chatbot on Facebook identifying itself as Citizen 10 days ago. The bot then led users down various paths while enquiring whether or not they were the elusive Mr Snow while delivering exclusive content depending on their responses; to date, the bot has been interacted with by thousands of people all over the world.

'Citizen' follows on from previous track 'Intuition' which was revealed as a surprise gift for fans during their headline set at UNIFY 2017. Northlane will continue to hit festival stages throughout 2017 with appearances on the main stage at Download Festival (UK) and Hellfest (France). The band will also appear at Vainstream Rockfest (Germany), Jera On Air (Netherlands), Graspop (Belgium), Dissonance Festival (Italy), Rock For The People (Czech Republic), Resurrection (Spain) Hammersonic (Indonesia) as well as Big Pineapple Music Festival in Australia.

European Dates Summer 2017
Friday 9th June - Download Festival, UK
Sunday 11th June - Download Festival, France
Monday 12th June - La Chabada, France
Friday 16th June - Graspop, Belgium
Sunday 18th June - Hellfest, France
Monday 19th June - Pont Rouge, Switzerland
Tuesday 20th June - Colos Saal, Germany
Wednesday 21st June - Tower, Germany
Friday 23rd June - Jera On Air, Netherlands
Saturday 24th June - With Full Force, Germany
Sunday 25th June - Randal Club, Slovakia
Monday 26th June - Zaklete Rewiry, Poland
Tuesday 27th June - U Bazyla, Poland
Thursday 29th June - Garage, Germany
Friday 30th June - Kellerklub, Germany
Saturday 1st July - Vainstream Rockfest, Germany
Sunday 2nd July - Dissonance Festival, Italy
Monday 3rd July - Conrad Sohm, Austria
Tuesday 4th July - Airport Germany
Wednesday 5th July - Rock For People, Czech Republic
Friday 7th July - Resurrection, Spain

Tickets on sale now
For complete tour and ticketing information, visit:
northlaneband.com

 Amy Lee Releases New Single 'Speak To Me'.

Amy Lee.Sunday 19th March 2017
Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee is proud to unveil her new single, "Speak To Me" the end title theme from the forthcoming suspense/drama, Voice From The Stone. Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke stars in the film alongside Marton Csokas, Caterina Murino, Remo Girone, Lisa Gastoni, and Edward Dring.

Directed by Eric Howell and scored by Michael Wandmacher, the haunting thriller set in 1950's Tuscany is due July 24th. USA Today premiered the movie trailer on Tuesday, which can be viewed here.  Listen to the track here: https://youtu.be/6Bqe6iPYIYQ
 
As a prelude, Lee shared an intro video to the track on her YouTube channel last April. Captured during the recording of the song at legendary Skywalker Ranch, the piece gives us a glimpse inside the process, with the gorgeous piano of "Speak To Me" as the backdrop. A few exclusive clips are also included, providing fans with a preview into the movie.

"Speak To Me" is available for download on ITunes, Amazon, and Google Play, and streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited.

Lee has a message for her fans about the film and her creative process behind the song and its accompanying video: "I'm very excited to share a new song which I was asked to create as the end title for the forthcoming film, Voice From The Stone, which stars the incredibly talented and captivating Emilia Clarke. The song is called "Speak To Me."

"There are many reasons why I felt inspired to work on this project. Voice From The Stone tells the haunting story of Verena, a nurse who is asked to aid a young boy who has fallen silent after the sudden passing of his mother- Verena is brought in to help him speak again. As a new mother myself, the film resonated very deeply with me. I had the opportunity to work closely with Eric Howell, who directed the film, and Michael Wandmacher, who composed the score. I was very moved by the movie, and after having my first conversation with Eric and Michael, I felt a surge of inspiration and immediately began writing. It is a rare phenomenon to really share a creative vision so completely, and that made for a very powerful experience, and an end result that I am very proud of."

"It was an honour to be able to work with Eric on the music video as well, which was shot in Sienna, Italy, at the same beautiful location as the film. We conceived the video as a parallel and backstory to the film, which explores the strong bond of love between Malvina and her son, and the belief that love is stronger than death."

Amy Lee is currently in the studio with her band, Evanescence, working on new music expected later this year. The band play two shows at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in June as part of a wider European tour.
June 13th -  London, UK @ Eventim Apollo 
June 14th – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo  SOLD OUT

 Steel Panther Release Video For 'I Got What You Want'.

Steel Panther.Sunday 19th March 2017
– The internationally renowned glam rock band Steel Panther have released a video for a new track “I Got What You Want” and can be viewed via the following link - http://smarturl.it/sp_igwyw_vid. The video was filmed on their sold out UK arena tour last October and shows what a devastating live show the band put on for their “fanthers!”  The track is taken from their 4th studio album, “LOWER THE BAR”  and is available as an instant grat track via the following links; iTunes - http://smarturl.it/sp_ltr_itunes and Amazon - http://smarturl.it/sp_ltb_amazon and www.steelpantherrocks.com. The album will be released on Steel Panthers’ own label via Kobalt Music Recordings, on March 24th 2017.  Pre-orders are available at www.steelpantherrocks.com and also via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/sp_ltb_itunes and Amazon: http://smarturl.it/sp_ltb_amazon

The band will appear on the main stage at Download Festival on June 11th under Aerosmith and Alter Bridge.  Michael Starr commented “I'm so happy to be back at Download Festival. Download Festival 2009 was our very first show in the U.K. So this Festival holds a special place in my heart and I'm proud to be the band that holds the record for most topless chicks during our 2012 performance at Download.  Hell yea!”

 Jaret Reddick Announces UK Solo Tour.

Jaret Reddick.Sunday 19th March 2017
For over fifteen years, Bowling For Soup have been one of the UK's favourite live bands. In venues big and small, thousands of fans have always known that when they see "BFS", they are going to be entertained. Now, Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick is set to embark on a new UK adventure. 

Anyone who has attended a Bowling For Soup acoustic show over the years will know they were often comprised of two third songs and one third comedy. The Jaret Reddick "Heartache & Hilarity" tour is going to take this a step further. At these shows, Jaret will be offering a wonderful mixture of songs, comedy, anecdotes and questions, calling on his experience of not just two plus decades with Bowling For Soup, but also his various other endeavours. 

Ever wondered about Jaret's musical side projects, as well as his other roles as an actor (both on screen and voice over artist), producer, podcast host, husband, father and perennially unlucky Pittsburgh Steelers fan? The Heartache & Hilarity tour will be the place to hear about all of these things, along with many of the Bowling For Soup songs known and loved by so many. 

The Heartache & Hilarity tour consists of eight shows taking place across the length of England during Mid September 2017. Tickets for the tour will go on sale today (Friday 17th March).
For a Jaret Reddick solo experience that anyone from anywhere in the world can enjoy so long as they have an Internet connection, Jaret will be performing a StageIt streamed concert on the 21st Of March at 9:15pm UK time. Tickets for the show cost only 20 credits ($2 / about £1.60) and it is a "by request" show so ticket holders can submit their song requests to Jaret in advance using the StageIt system.Tickets can be obtained directly from StageIt now.  

As previously announced, Jaret will also be back in the UK with his Bowling For Soup band mates Chris, Gary and Erik in May when Bowling For Soup perform at the 2017 Slam Dunk Festival. For more information and tickets for Slam Dunk North, Midlands and South (now sold out) please visit www.slamdunkmusic.com.

 The Rifles Release Unplugged Album.

Rifles.Sunday 19th March 2017
The Rifles announce the release of 'The Rifles Unplugged Album: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios', due for release 28th April 2017. The new album was recorded in the historic Abbey Road Studios, London in just the one take in early January 2017. This stripped down album features Joel Stoker & Luke Crowther accompanied in the studio by Deano Mumford on keys along with a string quartet and 30 piece fan Choir adding vocals to 3 tracks on the album.

This awe-inspiring location, which has hosted many landmark recordings in it's rich musical history is the perfect backdrop to host The Rifle's library of classic songs. Joel Stoker's effortless vocals shine and this album demonstrates the versatility of The Rifles extensive and acclaimed catalogue.

strong>'The Rifles Unplugged Album: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios' features a selection of The Rifles classic songs from albums 'None The Wiser', 'Great Escape', 'Freedom Run', 'No Love Lost' & latest album 'Big Life' as well as an exclusive new track making up 16 songs in total (full tracklisting below).

"We had a fantastic day at Abbey Road & have wanted to nail some recordings of our songs acoustically with strings for a long time, and feel this album has really raised the bar, can't wait for people to hear it!" The Rifles

Renowned for their energetic & confident live shows, The Rifles head back out on tour in May & June. Tickets can be purchased here; http://www.therifles.me.uk/ See full tour dates below...

May 2017
2nd - Thekla, Bristol
3rd - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
8th - The Glee Clib, Birmingham
9th - Junction 1, Cambridge
12th - Gorilla, Manchester
13th -Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
17th - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
18th - The Tunnels, Aberdeen
19th  - Sage Two, Gateshead
20th - Crescent, York
23rd - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
24th - The Y Theatre, Leicester
25th - The Bullingdon Oxford
27th - Assembly Hall, Islington

June 2017
1st - Empire, Belfast
2nd - Workman's Club, Dublin

Tracklisting for 'The Rifles Unplugged Album: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios'
1. The General
2. Out In the Past
3. Local Boy
4. In Key
5. Minute Mile
6. The Great Escape
7. Spend a Lifetime
8.  Rock the Boat
9. Motorway
10. The Hardest Place To Find Me
11. Tangled Up In Love
12. You Win Some
13. For the Meantime
14. Coming Home (Rifles Choir)
15. Romeo & Julie (Rifles Choir)
16. Under and Over (Rifles Choir)

 Pulled Apart By Horses Release New Album.

Pulled To By Horses.Sunday 19th March 2017
Leeds's rock giants, Pulled Apart By Horses release their new album 'The Haze' today via Caroline International, celebrating with a string of live in-store gigs and signings beginning at London's Rough Trade East tonight.

Having receiving glowing reviews and support from the likes of Kerrang! DIY Magazine, Q, Uncut, The Line of Best Fit, Team Rock, NME, Upset Magazine, BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens and many more, Pulled Apart By Horses will begin a headline tour of the UK on March 27th before touring across Europe through April.

"This record will be a success if we go out in tour in March and April and see people going fucking crazy for the new songs, running around on the venue ceilings," laughs guitarist James Brown. "There's a real caution in the music industry at present, with people obsessing over analytics and statistics, but chart positions don't matter anymore, and what matters to us is connecting with people and enjoying ourselves."

"Our musical tastes change monthly, never mind over the course of five years, so we are never going to be the kind of band who'd do the same album every time," adds Tom Hudson. "It's quite cool that people don't really know where to put is, because it means no-one can easily slap a genre name upon us. Now we have the freedom to just be who we are."

Recorded by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys/MIA/Drenge) at his McCall Sound Studio in Sheffield, 'The Haze' is twelve tracks of whip-smart, unpredictable, fierce and sussed hardcore noise-pop. Order the album here - https://pulledapartbyhorses.lnk.to/TheHazeSo and catch Pulled Apart By Horses live on tour and in-store at the following dates.

All tickets are available here - www.pulledapartbyhorses.com/tour/

March
17 London, Rough Trade East
19 Leeds, Crash Records
20 Nottingham, Rough Trade
21 Newcastle, HMV
21 Sunderland, Pop Recs
22 Bristol, Rise Records
23 Kingston Upon Thames, Banquet Records
27 Oxford, O2 Academy 2
28 London, Scala
29 Bristol, Thekla
30 Southampton, Talking Heads

April
01 Derby, 2Q Festival
02 Birmingham, Mama Roux's
03 Norwich, Waterfront Studio
05 Glasgow, King Tuts
06 Manchester, Sound Control
07 Newcastle, Think Tank
08 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

 Flogging Molly Announces 'Life Is Good' Album.

Flogging Molly.Sunday 19th March 2017
FLOGGING MOLLY have announced that their long-awaited new album LIFE IS GOOD will be released on June 2ndvia Spinefarm/Vanguard Records.

Produced by Grammy Award-winner Joe Chiccarelli (U2, White Stripes, Beck) and recorded in Dublin, Ireland, LIFE IS GOOD marks FLOGGING MOLLY'S first studio album in six years – the follow-up to 2011's highly acclaimed Speed of Darkness which reached #9 on Billboard's Top 200 in the US.

Founded byDublin-born front-man Dave King and fiddle-player Bridget Regan, FLOGGING MOLLY have long been hailed for their compelling lyrics of exile, rebellion, history and struggle told through exuberant anthems fiercely blending raucous punk rock and traditional Irish music. 

A North American headlining tour in support of the release kicks off on May 4th in Oakland, CA, bringing the band's adrenaline-fuelled live performances to cities across the U.S.A. and Canada.

Flogging Molly have just wrapped up their annual "Salty Dog Cruise" and will be heading to Los Angeles on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th for their "Devil's Dance Floor" celebration at The Forum with special guests Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Mariachi El Bronx. Tickets are on sale now.  The show will also be live streamed on TIDAL.  Tune in on TIDAL.com/FloggingMolly beginning at 7:30pm PST. 

Upcoming International Tour Dates
June 16th             Stockholm (SE)                      Grona Lund
June 17th             Copenhagen (DK)                   Komos Festival
June 23rd             Scheessel (DE)                       Hurricane Festival
June 24th             Neuhausen Ob Eck (DE)          Southside Festival
June 25th             Strasbourg (FR)                      Artefact Festival
July 1st                 Wurzburg (DE)                      Mission Ready Festival
July 2nd                Athens (GR)                          Rockwave Festival
July 11th              Sesto San Giovanni (IT)          Carroponte Spazio Mil
July 14th              Dresden (DE)                         Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
July 15th              Berlin (DE)                            Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
August 26th         Indre Osterbro (DK)                Parken w/ Volbeat
August 28th         Monchengladbach (DE)            Sparkassepark w/ Volbeat
August 30th         Thun (CH)                              Stockhorn Arena w/ Volbeat
September 1st     Graz (AT)                               Messe Graz w/ Volbeat
September 5th     Eindhoven (NL)                      Strijp-S w/ Volbeat

MORE UK/EU DATES TO FOLLOW SHORTLY!

 Blink 182 To Re-release 'California' And Release New Single 'Parking Lot'.

Blink 182.Thursday 16th March 2017
After delivering one of the most anticipated albums of 2016, Grammy nominated pop-punk band, blink-182, will be dropping their deluxe edition of California on Friday, May 19th. The deluxe album includes 11 new songs and an acoustic version of Bored to Death in addition to the original album. The album can be ordered via the following link: http://smarturl.it/CaliforniaDLX

One of the new tracks from the album entitled "Parking Lot” can be listened to now via this Spotify link: http://smarturl.it/ParkingLotSY

"We just felt like making more music so we jumped back in the studio.  It started out as 3 or 4 songs but we ended up with 12 that we were all excited about." - Travis Barker

The trio topped the UK Charts (their first ever UK #1) and Billboard 200 chart as California debuted at number one. Two songs from the album, Bored to Death and She’s Out of Her Mind both hit number one at Alternative Rock radio in the US. The band successfully headlined their sold out 2016 arena summer tour in the states and will continue touring throughout 2017 in both the US, UK and Europe (UK dates below).

Since their humble beginnings twenty-five years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, ‘blink-182’ have sold over fifty million albums worldwide and rocked audiences from Adelaide to Zurich having become one of the defining rock bands of their generation. Now with Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio) joining ‘blink-182’ as singer/guitarist, the group starts a new chapter.

UK Tour Dates:
Monday 3rd July                      CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Tuesday 4th July                      NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Wednesday 5th July                 LEEDS First Direct Arena
Friday 7th July                         BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
Sunday 9th July                       NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Tuesday 11th July                    GLASGOW The SSE Hydro
Wednesday 12th July               ABERDEEN GE Oil & Gas Arena
Friday 14th July                       MANCHESTER Arena
Saturday 15th July                   LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
Monday 17th July                    BOURNEMOUTH Int Center
Wednesday 19th July               LONDON The O2
Thursday 20th July                   LONDON The O2

Support comes from Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and The Front Bottoms.

 Metallica Announce UK And European Tour.

Metallica.Thursday 16th March 2017
Metallica today announced the European leg of their WorldWired Tour in support of their new album Hardwired... To Self-Destruct. The tour kicks off with two shows in Amsterdam at the Ziggo Dome on September 4th and 6th. Norway's Kvelertak will be support for the tour run. See below for a complete list of all confirmed dates, no additional shows will be added. 

Presale tickets will be available to Legacy Met Club members beginning on Tuesday, March 21st at 10:00 AM CET, with presale tickets available to all Fifth Members beginning on Tuesday, March 21st at 11:00 AM CET. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 24th. Visit www.metallica.com for complete ticket info.

Every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard digital or standard physical copy of Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. Redemption information will be included in your ticket purchase confirmation email. Full details of how you can gift the album, should you have already purchased, will be given on the redemption page. Please note that shipping and handling fees apply to the physical version of the album.

Metallica has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer three options of special enhanced experiences on this tour, including premium tickets and amenities, early access to the venue, a visit to the 'Memory Remains' exhibit of memorabilia, and meet and greets. For full package details, visit  http://www.cidentertainment.com/events/metallica-europe-tour-2017/

Hardwired...To Self-Destruct was released on November 18, 2016 on Metallica's own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations at www.metallica.com.

Praise for Hardwired...To Self-Destruct includes: The New York Times: "Metallica has embraced its adulthood, reclaiming the attack of its music while jettisoning the image of a hard-rock band as young, fast and out of control;" Rolling Stone: "Metallica's "Hardwired" shreds back to vintage eighties terror;"  Decibel: "Metallica balances legacy, longevity, and longitude with Hardwired...To Self-Destruct;" Kerrang!: "This is Metallica galvanized, refreshed, refocused and rediscovering themselves. Best thing they've done since The Black album? Yep;" The Guardian: "Metallica have just made their finest record in 25 years;" NME: "Metallica remain both vital and innovative;" San Jose Mercury News:  "Metallica has once again delivered an album that echoes and underscores the mood of millions;" and much more.

Sept. 4, 2017     –    Amsterdam, Netherlands  –  Ziggo Dome
Sept. 6, 2017     –    Amsterdam, Netherlands  –  Ziggo Dome
Sept. 8, 2017     –    Paris, France  –  AccorHotels Arena
Sept. 10, 2017   –    Paris, France  –  AccorHotels Arena
Sept. 12, 2017   –    Lyon, France  –  Halle Tony Garnier
Sept. 14, 2017   –    Cologne, Germany  –  Lanxess Arena
Sept. 16, 2017   –    Cologne, Germany  –  Lanxess Arena
Oct. 22, 2017     –    London, England, UK  –  The O2 Arena
Oct. 24, 2017     –    London, England, UK  –  The O2 Arena
Oct. 26, 2017     –    Glasgow, Scotland, UK  –  The SSE Hydro
Oct. 28, 2017     –    Manchester, England, UK  –  Manchester Arena
Oct. 30, 2017     –    Birmingham, England, UK  –  Genting Arena
Nov. 1, 2017      –    Antwerp, Belgium  –  Sportpaleis
Nov. 3, 2017      –    Antwerp, Belgium  –  Sportpaleis
Feb. 1, 2018      –    Lisbon, Portugal  –  MEO Arena
Feb. 3, 2018      –    Madrid, Spain  –  Wizink Center
Feb. 5, 2018      –    Madrid, Spain  –  Wizink Center
Feb. 7, 2018      –    Barcelona, Spain  –  Palau Sant Jordi
Feb. 10, 2018    –    Turin, Italy  –  Pala Alpitour
Feb. 12, 2018    –    Bologna, Italy  –  Unipol Arena
Feb. 14, 2018    –    Bologna, Italy  –  Unipol Arena
Feb. 16, 2018    –    Mannheim, Germany  –  SAP Arena
Mar. 27, 2018    –    Herning, Denmark  –  Jyske Bank Boxen
Mar. 29, 2018    –    Hamburg, Germany  –  Barclaycard Arena
Mar. 31, 2018    –    Vienna, Austria  –  Wiener Stadthalle
April 2, 2018      –    Prague, Czech Republic  –  O2 Arena
April 5, 2018      –    Budapest, Hungary  –  Sports Arena
April 7, 2018      –    Stuttgart, Germany  –  Schleyerhalle
April 9, 2018      –    Stuttgart, Germany  –  Schleyerhalle
April 11, 2018    –    Geneva, Switzerland  –  Palexpo
April 26, 208      –    Munich, Germany  –  Olympiahalle
April 28, 2018    –    Krakow, Poland  –  Tauron Arena
April 30, 2018    –    Leipzig, Germany  –  Leipzig Arena
May 2, 2018      –    Oslo, Norway  –  Telenor Arena
May 5, 2018      –    Stockholm, Sweden  –  Ericsson Globe
May 7, 2018      –    Stockholm, Sweden  –  Ericsson Globe
May 9, 2018      –    Helsinki, Finland  –  Hartwall Arena
May 11, 2018    –    Helsinki, Finland  –  Hartwall Arena
 

 Mastodon Release Video For 'Show Yourself'.

Mastodon.Thursday 16th March 2017
MASTODON will unveil and brand new video today via YouTube at 9:00AM PST / 12:00 EST / 16:00 GMT. This mini-movie spectacular was shot on Los Angeles and directed by by Robert Schober (aka Roboshobo) who had also directed the "Curl Of The Burl" video from THE HUNTER (2011) so you know this is destined to become an instant Mastodon classic.
 
Click here to view and share.  
 
Mastodon has also confirmed their first live late night televised appearance in support of their new album Emperor of Sand, which will be released via Reprise Records on March 31st. The band will perform on the outdoor stage at ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 3rd,  and  the following day, April 4th, a rare, intimate show at Amoeba Music Hollywood, 6400 Sunset Blvd., at 5 pm.
 
Mastodon, who are the cover stars of this month's Metal Hammer magazine,  return to the UK this summer for a performance at this years Download Festival.  Tickets are on sale now: http://downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets
 
Emperor of Sand is available for pre-order now at www.mastodonrocks.com.

 You Me At Six Take On The World.

You Me At Six.Thursday 16th March 2017
YOU ME AT SIX have today announced their new single as 'Take On The World' from their critically acclaimed 5th studio album Night People, which is OUT NOW on Infectious Records https://ymas.lnk.to/NightPeoplePR!

Kerrang – "A grown-up, confident, swaggering beast of an album"
DIY – "Brilliantly multi-faceted.  The bands most natural and accomplished step so far"
Evening Standard - "Adrenalised, tearing tunes that make you want to scream along"
Rocksound – "Crammed with sky scraping melodies and moments of spine-tingling poignancy"


2017 got off to a flying start for the guys with the release of their chart topping album and news that they were the first band to land 15 concurrent Radio 1 A list records in a row.  All that and frontman Josh Franceschi, still found time to lobby parliament in support of the anti-ticket tout ban. Currently on an extensive tour in Europe  this spring sees them come home to packed audiences on their UK headline, which kicks off on April 3rd in Newcastle and the just announced Radio 1/NME stage, headline slot at this year's Reading & Leeds Festival.

UK TOUR - April

3rd  – Newcastle, O2 Academy
5th  – Plymouth, Pavilions
6th  – Blackburn, King George's Hall
7th  – Doncaster, The Dome
10th  – Birmingham, O2 Academy
11th  – Bournemouth, Solent Hall
13th  – Glasgow, SECC
14th  – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
15th  – London, Alexandra Palace

 Kreator To Re-release 'Pleasure To Kill''.

Kreator.Thursday 16th March 2017
Noise Records are pleased to announce the re-issue release of Kreator's second album "Pleasure To Kill" on 28th April 2017.

"Pleasure to Kill" was originally released in November 1986 by Noise Records. The lyrical themes follow those found on their first album.

Unleashed in 1986 and still considered the band's first "classic" album, "Pleasure to Kill" raised the bar with more diversity of tempos and greater attention to technical execution, while losing nothing in terms of ferocity or speed. The band closed out the year with the "Flag of Hate" EP (named after a re-recorded version of their earliest hit), which is included on this version.

Many death metal bands cite this album as an influence. "Pleasure to Kill" is widely considered a thrash classic. It is also considered a landmark album in the history of thrash metal along with "Master of Puppets" by Metallica, "Reign in Blood" by Slayer and "Darkness Descends" by Dark Angel, all released in 1986.

Formed in Essen, Germany in 1982, Kreator are arguably the most influential and successful European thrash metal band ever, like many of their European speed metal brethren, Kreator fused Metallica's thrash innovations with Venom's proto-black metal imagery. 

Kreator has been referred to as one of the "Big 4" of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer death metal and black metal by containing several elements of what was to become those genres. The band has achieved worldwide sales of over two million units for combined sales of all their albums, making them one of the best-selling German thrash metal bands of all time. 

Track List

  1. 1.    Choir of the Damned
  2. 2.    Ripping Corpse
  3. 3.    Death Is Your Saviour
  4. 4.    Pleasure to Kill
  5. 5.    Riot of Violence
  6. 6.    The Pestilence
  7. 7.    Carrion
  8. 8.    Command of the Blade
  9. 9.    Under the Guillotine
  10. 10.    Flag of Hate (Flag Of Hate EP)
  11. 11.    Take Their Lives (Flag Of Hate EP)
  12. 12.    Awakening of the Gods (Flag Of Hate EP)


"Pleasure to Kill" will be re-released in three formats: digital, CD and Vinyl on 28th April 2017.

 Hey Violet Release New Single 'Break My Heart'.

Hey Violet.Thursday 16th March 2017
Hey Violet release a new single — "Break My Heart"LISTEN HERE.  
;
Calling the track a "twisted love song," lead singer Rena Lovelis says that "Break My Heart" was inspired by over-romanticizing the painful part of a break-up. "It's about how, in a relationship, you go through these phases — the first date, the first kiss, the honeymoon — and then after you've experienced all the amazing parts of that love, you want to go to the dark side. You want this person to break your heart so you can feel what it's like to long for them and to feel so desperate that you'll do anything to get them back. So it's kind of masochistic!" 
Hey Violet will perform "Guys My Age" on US TV show, Late Night With Seth Meyers on March 21st. They are currently working on their debut album, which will be out later this year via Virgin EMI.   In the meantime, the band which is Rena,her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Miranda Miller (keys, vocals), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass) are currently on a sold out US tour.  UK fan will get the chance to see the band live this spring, dates below;
UK TOUR DATES IN MAY
8TH –  LONDON, THE GARAGE
9TH – GLASGOW, O2 ABC 2
10TH – MANCHESTER, SOUND CONTROL
"Break My Heart" is the follow-up to Hey Violet's smash single "Guys My Age", which was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by The New York Times and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine.  The video for the single also racked up over 10 million views.  The band are currently featured on the March cover of Alternative Press.  

Hey Violet's current EP Brand New Moves, debuted as the #1 artist album on iTunes in the U.S. and U.K. The Los Angeles Times compared their move "from grimy punk to shiny pop" to the Go-Go's, while Galore declares front woman Rena Lovelis, "emits an unheard of level of rock-stardom for such a small girl without even singing a single note. But when she does sing, it's as if Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, and Hayley Williams crashed into each other and made a whole new generation of rock star." 

 Vamps To Release New Album 'Underworld'.

Vamps.Wednesday 15th March 2017
VAMPS, the visually-arresting Japanese rock band featuring HYDE (L'Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust) just revealed a string of U.S. headline shows around the recently announced May tour dates with I PREVAIL and STARSET (see all dates below). Support on the additionally added VAMPS headline shows will come from newcomers PALAYE ROYALE (www.palayeroyale.com) and DARKE COMPLEX (http://darkecomplex.com).

VAMPS also confirmed their next single "Calling" will be out on streaming and iTunes March 22 and available for sale everywhere on April 7. The band is currently shooting the official music video for the song with award-winning director, Nick Peterson.

"Calling" will be featured on VAMPS' highly anticipated forthcoming new album, UNDERWORLD, out April 28 via Eleven Seven Music, right in time to kick off the 2017 U.S. tour beginning May 2 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Tickets for the dates with I PREVAIL and STARSET are already on sale. The newly announced additional headline shows go on sale this Friday, March 17 at 12pm EDT HERE. Exclusive VAMPS VIP upgrades will also be available starting Friday, March 17 at 12pm EDT HERE.

VAMPS worked on UNDERWORLD with writer/producers HOWARD BENSON (Halestorm, Chris Cornell, Papa Roach, Motörhead) and KANE CHURKO (In This Moment, Five Finger Death Punch). Check out an exclusive music preview of new single "Calling" HERE.
Last fall, VAMPS crashed North American soil for select headline dates which included stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Toronto and Mexico City in support of two new songs: "Inside of Me" featuring CHRIS MOTIONLESS from MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and "Rise or Die," which was co-written with EMIGRATE/RAMMSTEIN guitarist RICHARD Z. KRUSPE.

"Inside Of Me" was the first VAMPS track to ever receive airplay on SiriusXM Octane and impressively won the weekly Octane Twitter poll by a landslide. The song has since become the band's biggest streaming success to date. Get "Inside Of me" and "Rise Or Die" on iTunes and Apple Music HERE or stream them on Spotify HERE. Watch the official music video for "Inside Of Me" HERE

 WWE NXT Returns To Download Festival For 2017.

NXT.Wednesday 15th March 2017
Download Festival, the undisputed champion of rock and metal, has today announced the grand return of WWE NXT LIVE! to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park. Music fans will once again be electrified with incredible displays of skill and athleticism, as the hugest names in Sports Entertainment deliver the complete WWE NXT experience alongside the world's biggest rock stars, on June 9 - 11. Tickets are available now from downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

Alongside headliners System Of A Down, Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith, fans can catch NXT Superstars *Bobby Roode, Aleister Black, Tye Dillinger, Kassius Ohno, Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe, Killian Dain, Nikki Cross and many more as they bring the hard-hitting, innovative and action packed brand of NXT to the purpose built, full scale ring in the main festival arena.

Last year saw NXT make a huge impact with Download fans, delivering a weekend of action to capacity crowds with shocking debuts, high flying manoeuvres and surprising returns from the biggest names in sports entertainment.

It also provided one of the most touching moments in Download history when Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative and WWE icon Triple H was awarded the Metal Hammer 'Spirit Of Lemmy' award on the main stage, in honour of his relationship with the late legendary Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister and to acknowledge the affinity between the rock and wrestling worlds.

Download Festival Promoter, Dave Bradley said:
"Having WWE NXT at Download is like seeing what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object – you just know sparks are gonna fly! Wrestling and rock music go hand in hand and if last year is anything to go by, this exclusive festival experience is only going to be bigger & better for round two! This is not to be missed."

Current NXT Champion Bobby Roode, who made headlines with his NXT debut at last year's Download Festival said:
"Download was my very first show in NXT.  The combination of NXT Superstars and massive musical acts, entertaining tens of thousands of passionate fans makes Download a unique experience. Returning to Download as NXT Champion will make this an extra special moment for me as a performer.

WWE has been synonymous with rock culture for decades and has a long history of engaging with the rock community, previously collaborating with the likes of; Motorhead, Killswitch Engage, Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock, Living Colour, Rob Zombie, POD and many more huge bands. 

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

Notes for Editors: *WWE talent subject to change
 

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2017 LINE UP
A DAY TO REMEMBER | AARON BUCHANAN & THE CULT CLASSICS | AEROSMITH | AFI | AIRBOURNE | ALESTORM | ALTER BRIDGE | ANATHEMA | AS IT IS | ASTROID BOYS | BARONESS | BASEMENT | BIFFY CLYRO | BLOOD YOUTH | BRUTAI | CASEY | CLUTCH | COHEED AND CAMBRIA | CREEPER | CROWN THE EMPIRE | DEAD LABEL | DEAD! | DEVILDRIVER | DEVILSKIN | DINOSAUR PILE-UP | EVERY TIME I DIE | EXODUS | FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH | FIZZY BLOOD | FOUR YEAR STRONG | FOZZY | GOD DAMN | GOOD CHARLOTTE | GREYWIND | GROVE STREET FAMILIES | HACKTIVIST | HOLDING ABSENCE | I THE MIGHTY | IDLES | IN FLAMES | ISSUES | JUNIOR | KNUCKLE PUCK | KVELERTAK | LIKE A STORM | LOST SOCIETY | MASTODON | MINISTRY | MOOSE BLOOD | M O S E S | MOTIONLESS IN WHITE | NORMANDIE | NORTHLANE | OF MICE & MEN | OPETH | PIERCE THE VEIL | PROPHETS OF RAGE | RED FANG | RED SUN RISING | ROB ZOMBIE | SABATON | SHE MUST BURN | SIMPLE PLAN | SLAYER | SLEEPING WITH SIRENS | STATE CHAMPS | STEEL PANTHER | STONE BROKEN | SUICIDAL TENDENCIES | SUM 41 | SYSTEM OF A DOWN | THE CADILLAC THREE | THE CHARM THE FURY | THE CONTORTIONIST | THE DEAD DAISIES | THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA | THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN | THE KING BLUES | THE LAFONTAINES | THE LOUNGE KITTENS | THE ONE HUNDRED | THE STORY SO FAR | TOUCHÉ AMORÉ | TRASH BOAT | VENOM PRISON | WALLFLOWER | WEDNESDAY 13

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Download Festival are available now from downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets

RIP PARK FARM CAMPING/ CAMPERVAN TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT!
Extras including parking and lockers can be purchased during the booking process or as a standalone after you've purchased your ticket. Limited edition Download 2017 Zippo lighters will also be available to purchase alongside your festival ticket. Zippo Windproof Lighters have become the ultimate accessory for making a bold statement in music and are the perfect way to show your appreciation for your favourite band; with a classic Encore moment. Backed by its famous lifetime guarantee, a Zippo is a lighter for life.

 Happy Mondays To Headline Butlins Shiiine On Weekender.

Shiiine On Weekender.Tuesday 14th March 2017
Following their triumphant performance at the first Shiiine On Weekender in 2015, Happy Mondays will be returning to this year's festival at Butlin's Minehead arena from 10th – 13thNovember 2017.

Returning to headline the renowned festival, Happy Mondays will join a legendary line-up including LevellersPop Will Eat Itself (PWEI), Jim Bob (Carter USM) and The Woodentops in a celebration of the very best of 80s and 90s Indie and Dance.

With over 30 years at the top table of their genre, the era-defining Happy Mondays - Shaun Ryder, Mark Day, Paul Ryder, Gaz Whelan, Rowetta and Bez – will take to the stage to perform their classics hits including 'Step on'.

Taking place in the Butlin's Minehead arena, the Shiiine On Weekender is part of Butlin's extensive Live Music programme, offering music lovers of all genres a full spectrum of events and festivals throughout the year.

Joining the line-up at Shiiine On, and making their third appearance at the festival, will be The Wonder Stuff. And back by popular demand are The Farm, the Liverpool band who stole the show at Shiiine On 2016 with an electric main stage set including an emotional rendition of 'All Together Now' on Remembrance Sunday.

The Wedding Present will be playing their 1987 classic album 'George Best' in full at a festival for the last time, and they'll be joined on stage by Shiiine On debutants, Ian McNabb's cult 80s outfit The Icicle Works

In a rare UK festival appearance, pioneer of Electronic music Wolfgang Flür (ex Kraftwerk) will also be taking to the stage to perform his signature sound that made Kraftwork's music so iconic.

On the dance stage, Freak Power will bring their acid jazz funk and soul live show to Shiiine On. The band, who scored a number three hit in 1995 with 'Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out', are set to be a big hit alongside big beat maestro Cut La Roc, who makes a welcome return to Minehead.

In another UK festival exclusive, Shiiine On is pleased to welcome Sultans of Ping FC, who shot to fame in the early 90s with their huge hits  'Where's Me Jumper?', 'Stupid Kid', and 'Veronica'. The band is set to draw a massive crowd on what will be a very rare live outing.  

Also joining the bill are Scottish heroes BMX bandits, who Kurt Cobain once claimed would be his band of choice if he could be in any other group. They also famously let Oasis support them on their first ever tour. 

All Butlin's Live Music Weekend packages include three nights' accommodation, access to all bars and live music venues, live performances from big name acts as well as a stunning seaside location. 

Tickets are available to buy now at: https://www.bigweekends.com

Mike Godolphin, Head of Entertainment at Butlin's commented "We're incredibly excited to be hosting the Shiiine On Weekender at Butin's Arena, Minehead again this year as part of our Live Music Weekends programme. The festival is a celebration of 80s and 90s Indie and Dance – a golden era in popular cuture - and we can't wait to bring the acts that sound tracked what seemed like a decade-long party to Minehead."

 The Quireboys Embark On UK Tour.

The Quireboys.Tuesday 14th March 2017
Reborn rock and roll reprobates The Quireboys will be plugging in and partying hard after revealing plans to roll out the critically acclaimed Twisted Love tour beyond 2016.

To see The Quireboys new video / single, click here

https://youtu.be/hj8d4gvDgPs

A 10-date run of UK acoustic shows this December brings down the curtain on another landmark year for the supercharged six-piece.

But there's no rest for the wicked where Spike and co. are concerned and the boys are back in town from March.

Lauded as their loudest and proudest album for 25 years, Twisted Love screams heartache, passion, tears and tension. And it's time for the record's most powerful themes to be unleashed.

"We made this record with a full-on rock and roll show in mind," said guitarist Guy Griffin. "The songs are some of the strongest we've ever written and that comes across best when all six of us are on stage and the volume is turned up."

Not since the band's early 90s heyday have The Quireboys sounded so compelling and so relevant. The bittersweet title track, bullish Breaking Rocks and terrific Ghost Train reveal a band going back to the future and back to what they always did best.

And if The Quireboys have proved themselves masters of an intimate and intriguing unplugged experience, then rocking out remains their traditional calling card.

"We played a handful of fully plugged shows in the UK earlier this year and the response to the new songs was tremendous," added Griffin. "Those gigs gave us the confidence to dig deep into Twisted Love on the next tour and we can't wait."

Twisted Love is The Quireboys' 10th studio album and the sound of a band enjoying a creative rebirth and a rich vein of songwriting form. More than 30 years after bursting onto the UK's rock and roll scene their incendiary live shows continue to set the standard for the next generation of homegrown heroes.

The Quireboys are: Spike (vocals) - Guy Griffin (guitar) - Paul Guerin (guitar) - Keith Weir (keyboards) - Nick Mailing (bass) - Dave McCluskey (drums)

2017 Fully Plugged Tour Dates

April
Fri 7th Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena (Ireland)
Sun 8th Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena (Ireland)
Thu 13th Fibbers, York (UK)
Fri 14th Picturedome, Holmfirth (UK)
Sat 15th Diamond Live, Doncaster (UK)
Thu 20th Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (UK)
Fri 21st Classic Grand, Glasgow (UK)
Sat 22nd Riverside, Newcastle (UK)
Sun 23rd Academy, Islington (UK)
Thu 27th Thekla, Bristol (UK)
Fri 28th The Asylum, Birmingham (UK)
Sun 30th Yardbirds, Grimsby

 The Shires Win Country Music Award.

The Shires.Monday 13th March 2017
UK Country superstar duo, The Shires, today announced they have become the first ever UK Country artist to win a CMA award. Winning the prestigious CMA Jeff Walker Global Artist Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements by a Country Music artist originally signed outside of the United States.  The Shires were very happy to receive a surprise presentation of the award during the CMA songwriters series show featuring artists including Maren Morris and Drake White.

Check out a video of The Shires receiving the award here: https://twitter.com/CountryMusic/status/840286404521426944

Commenting on this incredible achievement The Shires stated: "We are completely thrilled to win the CMA Jeff Walker Global Artist Award. To win a CMA Award this early in our career and to be the first band from the UK to be acknowledged by the CMAs in this way is huge for us – thank you to everyone who voted for us and thank you to our fans who support our music and the UK country movement."

Last week The Shires were presented with their second GOLD disc in just 12 months as they officially announced their hit album 'My Universe' had sold more than 100K copies in the UK. This unprecedented achievement further cements the band's position as the UK's most successful Country act. The Shires are the fastest selling UK country act ever – going Gold with two albums within a year of release as well as reaching this level of sales with 'My Universe' a mere 20 weeks after its release. The new album has not left the Top 60 since release in October last year, and has been back up in the Top 20 numerous times.

The Shires also recently announced the release of their next single 'Drive'. The country-rock tinged single, with its delayed guitars and stadium sized drums is the latest single from the UK Country superstars who landed three consecutive A-list on BBC Radio 2 for previous singles releases including; 'Beats To Your Rhythm', 'My Universe' and 'A Thousand Hallelujahs'. Co-written with USA Country music star Kip Moore, the song has potential to break across the pound as well as the UK. Discussing the tracks potential Decca's Managing Director, Rebecca Allen stated: "Drive is one of those tracks that has potential to break not just the UK, but it will no doubt resonate with USA Country Radio too. Kip and the band have written a modern country pop classic and I'm sure when the time is right the USA label Big Machine, will launch it into the stratosphere."

The track is out now available to stream here https://lnk.to/SDrvPR

2017 has already seen the band appear on BBC One's 'One Show' and with imminent plans to focus on expanding their presence in the USA, as well as another big UK Headline Tour, 2017 is already shaping up to be another landmark year for UK Country, with The Shires leading the way.
2017 SPRING UK TOUR:
April 18th: Blackpool Opera House
April 19th: Aberdeen Beach Ballroom
April 20th: Edinburgh Usher Hall
April 23rd: Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
April 24th: Guildford G Live
April 25th: Warwick Arts Centre
April 27th: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
April 28th: Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
April 30th: Nottingham Royal Centre
May 1st: Ipswich Regent Theatre
May 2nd: London Palladium

 Youth Killed It Release New Song 'Molly'.

Youth Killed It.Monday 13th March 2017
British alternative rockers Youth Killed It have released a new song titled "Molly" from their upcoming debut album “Modern Bollotics”, due out on 12th May 2017 via Rude Records. Pre-orders are available now. The band will also embark on a UK tour to support the release of the record.

Singer Jack Murphy says about the song’s meaning: "Molly is a song written about my life partner, my soul mate and my best mate in the world, Molly the Maine Coon (Cat). For just over a year now we have lived in each others company, we eat, sleep and watch TV together and it has been a life changing experience, I'm covered in scratches, my clothes are completed with holes and fur but I wouldn't change it for the world and thats what the song states. You just don't know a friendship like this until you've experience it first hand."

Watch the video for "Molly" here: https://youtu.be/ne2yOkVPwlA
Buy the single at this link, and catch the band on release week at the following shows:

13.05 - Southampton, Hanger Farm Arts Centre
14.05 - Manchester, Satans Hollow
15.05 - Leeds, Santiago Bar
16.05 - Leicester, The Shed
17.05 - Norwich, Epic Studios
18.05 - Birmingham, Subside


Youth Killed It’s debut album “Modern Bollotics” is charged with strong bass lines, crisp guitar sounds and heavy drums that recall funk and hip-hop. A musical recipe guaranteed to leave you with earworms that’ll be stuck in your head for days, along with the uncontrollable urge to move!

 SayWeCanFly Announce May UK Tour.

Say We Can Fly.Monday 13th March 2017
Canadian singer/songwriter SayWeCanFly has announced a UK and Euro tour this May.

You can see SayWeCanFly on the Storyteller Unplugged Tour at the following dates:

 

1st May Satan's Hollow Manchester
2nd May G2 Glasgow
3rd May Academy III Birmingham
4th May  Exchange Bristol
5th May Boston Music Room
7th May Dynamo Basement Eindhoven 
9th May Underground 2 Cologne 
10th May Kleiner Donner Hamburg
11th May Privateclub Berlin

SayWeCanFly's first full-length for Epitaph, Blessed Are Those is out now.
Known for the brave vulnerability of his music, Barrie began creating under the name SayWeCanFly in 2009 and soon gained a devoted underground fanbase. The Ontario native now boasts a massive social media following, partly thanks to the many YouTube videos he's shared to shed light on real-life issues like anxiety and loneliness.

BLESSED ARE THOSE TRACKLIST:
1. There Are No Flowers In Heaven (Foreword)
2. Blessed Are Those
3. I Didn't Know
4. They're Calling For Rain
5. Most Of The Time
6. The Space Between Our Eyes
7. Left The Light On
8. Sweetest Heart
9. The Chase
10. Blessed Are Those (Alternate)
11. When We Die

 Petrol Girls Announce UK Tour.

Petrol Girl.Monday 13th March 2017
Petrol Girls' Ren Aldridge "cannot wait to come back over to the UK, see friends and have a proper good shout." The band will hit the road in March and April, with several newly-announced headline shows, festival appearances and a stint supporting Strike Anywhere. Ren elaborates "I'm definitely not the only one feeling a bit overwhelmed by the state of politics right now, and touring always ends up being a great way of meeting people to rage, dance, hug and organise with. We're also collecting phone video submissions to put together a video for our song Touch Me Again, which grew out of the demo chant "MY BODY MY CHOICE" and seems to be something we'll be shouting a lot more given the escalating political attacks on women, wombs and marginalised bodies in general." 

On the 29th March, Ren will also perform solo at the book launch for 'Nasty Women', a book project which she contributed to. Tickets available here with further info here.

Petrol Girls released their debut album 'Talk of Violence' via Bomber Music on 18th November, 2016. Caustic and pertinent, Petrol Girls' live show has to be seen in the flesh to really be experienced. The band combine manic jagged rhythms with vocals that range from furious screaming to intricate melodies and harmonies. Influenced by Refused, White Lung, Bikini Kill, Fugazi, RVIVR, Propagandhi, At The Drive-In and War On Women, Petrol Girls have sculpted a sound and a performance that is not only explosive, but highly detailed and raucous. They identify as a feminist band and draw on personal experiences to challenge and ridicule sexism, as well as exploring wider political themes, such as alienation, mental health and the current anti-austerity movement. Sometimes desperate and sometimes defiant.

LIVE DATES:
MARCH
Thurs, 16        UK, Newport, Le Pub - TICKETS
Fri, 17             UK, Guildford, The Boileroom - TICKETS
Sat, 18            UK, Bristol, The Exchange - Fishstock
Sun, 19           UK, Newcastle, Think Tank Underground - TICKETS
Mon, 20          UK, Glasgow, The Garage Attic Bar
Tue, 21           UK, Leeds, Brudenell Games Room - TICKETS
Weds, 22        UK, York, Dusk - EVENT
Fri, 24             UK, Birmingham, Subside - Free entry show
Sat, 25            UK, London, Stagshead Hoxton, Everything Sucks w The Exhausts and Slab City. - EVENT
APRIL
Fri, 21             UK, Manchester, Manchester Punk Festival
Sat, 22            UK, Bristol, The Exchange *with Strike Anywhere
Sun, 23           UK, London, The Underworld *with Strike Anywhere
Mon, 24          UK, Exeter, Cavern *with Strike Anywhere
Tue, 25           Netherlands, Utrecht, Ekko *with Strike Anywhere
Wed, 26          Germany, Hamburg, Hafenklang *with Strike Anywhere
Thu, 27           Germany, Zwiesel, Juz *with Strike Anywhere (Sold out)
Fri, 28             Germany, Saarwellingen, Flexibel *with Strike Anywhere
Sat, 29             Belgium, Meerhout, Groezrock
MAY
Wed, 3            France, Paris, Supersonic – Free entry show
Fri, 5               Germany, Dortmund, Visions Party
JULY
6-8                   UK, Cheltenham, 2000 Trees Festival
AUGUST
8-11                 Slovenia, Tolmin, Punk Rock Holiday
10-13               UK, Hampshire, Boomtown Fair

 Ocean Grove Release New Single.

Ocean Grove.Monday 13th March 2017
The Odd World has delivered another message from Ocean Grove today via their new single 'Thunderdome [feat. Running Touch]'. The third track from their ARIA top 5 debut album The Rhapsody Tapes sees the elusive electronica artist Running Touch step up to the microphone.

"Thunderdome: track #3 from The Rhapsody Tapes is a step in a new direction for Ocean Grove, seeing as we collaborate closely with Running Touch, who features vocally throughout the song," says bassist Dale Tanner. "The inception of Thunderdome came very early in the album timeline, and it's sound served as a strong precursor to the rest of the songs that followed. We made a conscious effort to experiment with different sounds and genres throughout The Rhapsody Tapes, and this is a good example of the outcome."

The next few months will see Ocean Grove support Architects in Australia and play their first ever overseas shows in Europe with Beartooth, with further UK dates to be announced very soon. 

Written, recorded and produced entirely by the band in their drummer/producer Sam Bassal's bedroom (who was just 19 years old), upon its release The Rhapsody Tapes debuted at #5 on the ARIA Album Chart and was received with a raft of acclaim for its bold experimentation and creation of their very own sound in what Kerrang! has called an "intriguingly non-conformist debut" while Hysteria Magazine gave it a flawless 5 star rating, calling it "one of the most amazing feats in Australian music". Rock Sound declared "you haven't heard anything like this", and the listeners of triple j agreed as The Rhapsody Tapes landed Feature Album of the Week ahead of release and was dubbed "one of the first great heavy records of 2017" by the station.

 Me And That Man Release New Single 'Cross My Heart And Hope To Die'.

Me And That Man.Sunday 12th March 2017
ME AND THAT MAN have unveiled 'Cross My Heart And Hope To Die', another track taken from their forthcoming debut album, 'Songs of Love And Death', set for release on 24th March via Cooking Vinyl.  

'Cross My Heart And Hope To Die' lands today at all DSPs.  Check out the video at https://MATM.lnk.to/CMHAHTD

A collaboration between Nergal, Behemoth's free-thinking visionary and British/Polish rock musician, John Porter, ME AND THAT MAN showcases a different side of the charismatic frontman.  Their debut, 'Songs of Love & Death' is a collection that draws on dark narratives familiar to fans of Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen. Nergal explains, "I need ME AND THAT MAN to keep the balance, as the potential of my mother band seems limitless.  It gets bigger and bigger, more advanced and more sophisticated... and darker ...and blacker.  But ME AND THAT MAN is at the opposite pole, artistically speaking. This is not happy music, but it's liberating."

'Songs of Love And Death' features sleeve artwork by Daniel P. Carter and is available for pre-order now at https://MATM.lnk.to/SOLAD.  Pre-orders via iTunes secures you downloads of 'Cross My Heart And Hope To Die', lead single 'My Church Is Black' and 'Ain't Much Loving' right away. A range of vinyl and special bundles can be picked up at https://MATM.lnk.to/store.

ME AND THAT MAN also play their first UK show at London's Jazz Cafe on Sunday 26th March.  Tickets are on sale now over at http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/me-and-that-man-tickets.

 Havok Release New Studio Album 'Conformicide'.

Havok.Sunday 12th March 2017
Thrash Metal stalwarts HAVOK are releasing their new full length studio record “Conformicide” worldwide via Century Media Records today.

“Conformicide” is available as special edition Digipak (with 2 bonus tracks), as 2LP in various limited vinyl colour options (with 3 bonus tracks, logo-etching on Side D and the album on CD as bonus) as well as in the Digital Download format. Here is the album’s tracklisting and bonus track information:

HAVOK - “Conformicide” (57:55):
1. F.P.C. (05:20)
2. Hang 'Em High (04:49)
3. Dogmaniacal (05:55)
4. Intention To Deceive (05:42)
5. Ingsoc (07:41)
6. Masterplan (06:25)
7. Peace Is In Pieces (05:17)
8. Claiming Certainty (03:42)
9. Wake Up (05:41)
10. Circling The Drain (07:17)
Bonus Tracks:
String Break (00:43) / CD & 2LP
Slaughtered (03:56) Pantera cover version / CD & 2LP
Claiming Certainty (Live) (03:58) / 2LP

Check out the album’s first singles here:

"Intention To Deceive" (Video clip): https://youtu.be/2GT9m0jX9vw

"Hang 'Em High" (Lyric video): https://youtu.be/2HYIfA3p8jw

“Ingsoc” (Album track): https://youtu.be/jP2pzw8jV9s

“Conformicide” can be ordered in its various physical formats from CM Distro in Europe here: http://smarturl.it/ConformicideDISTRO

Or click this link to direct you to selected stores and download/streaming platforms: http://smarturl.it/HAVOKconformicide

The album can be also heard on Spotify here: http://bit.ly/HAVOKconformicideSpotify

In the shop for almost three years, HAVOK’s “Conformicide” is undoubtedly their finest moment. True, the Denver-based rippers have bled out guts, brains, and cash on previous albums “Unnatural Selection” (2013), “Time Is Up” (2011), and “Burn” (2009), but none of them compare to the ear-destroying, mind-flaying “Conformicide”.

HAVOK continue to tour extensively, starting their first European headline tour for “Conformicide” with support by Warbringer, Gorod and Exmortus next month. The comprehensive list of the band's next tour dates reads as follows:

HAVOK - European Headlining Tour with Warbringer, Gorod & Exmortus
01.04.2017 Edinburgh (UK) - Heavy Scotland Festival [HAVOK only!]
02.04.2017 Manchester (UK) - Rebellion   
03.04.2017 Birmingham (UK) - Mama Roux’s  
04.04.2017 London (UK) - Underworld  

05.04.2017 Hasselt (Belgium) - Muziekodroom   
06.04.2017 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013   
07.04.2017 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo  
08.04.2017 Aarhus (Denmark) - Royal Metal Festival  
09.04.2017 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Sticky Fingers  
11.04.2017 Helsinki (Finland) - Tavastia  
13.04.2017 Stockholm (Sweden) - Fryshuset Klubben  
14.04.2017 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Pumpehuset   
15.04.2017 Berlin (Germany) - Cassiopeia  
16.04.2017 Markneukirchen (Germany) - Framus & Warwick Concert Hall  
17.04.2017 München (Germany) - Feierwerk  
19.04.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Arena  
20.04.2017 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Orto Bar  
21.04.2017 Brescia (Italy) - Circolo Colony  
22.04.2017 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7  
23.04.2017 Saarbrücken (Germany) - Garage  
24.04.2017 Nantes (France) - Ferrailleur   
25.04.2017 Bordeaux (France) - La Chapelle
26.04.2017 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol  
27.04.2017 Barcelona  (Spain) - Salamandra 1  
28.04.2017 Puget (France) - Le Rats  
29.04.2017 Paris (France) - Petit Bain  
30.04.2017 Essen (Germany) - Turock

 Port Noir To Support Pain Of Salvation.

Port Noir.Sunday 12th March 2017
Swedish post-metal act PORT NOIR will be supporting PAIN OF SALVATION on their upcoming European tour!

The band comments: "We in Port Noir will support Pain of Salvation on their ‘In the Passing Light of Day’ tour in Europe this spring and we can't think of any better band to join on such a great line-up of shows! We're really looking forward to sharing bus, stage and good times with such a great and well-respected band such as Pain of Salvation. We believe that the two of us will create magic every single night together. Can’t wait to hit the road! See you soon!”

You can watch a tour trailer here: https://youtu.be/FynWqM56SjE

European tour (supporting Pain Of Salvation) 
29.03. Copenhagen (Denmark) - Amager Bio
30.03. Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
31.03. Berlin (Germany) - Columbia-Theater
01.04. Prague (Czech Republic) - Rock Cafe
02.04. Reichenbach (Germany) - Art Rock festival V
04.04. Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
05.04. Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z-7
06.04. Milan (Italy) - Circolo Magnolia
07.04. Lyon (France) - Ninkasi Kao
08.04. Barcelona (Spain) - Bikini
09.04. Madrid (Spain) - Teatro Barceló
11.04. Paris (France) - Divan Du Monde
12.04. London (UK) - Islington Assembly Hall
13.04. Cologne (Germany) - Die Kantine
14.04. Venlo (The Netherlands) - Grenswerk
15.04. Leiden (The Netherlands) - Gebr. De Nobel
16.04. Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon

 Against Me! Release Video For 'Haunting, Haunted, Haunts'.

Against Me!.Thursday 9th March 2017
Celebrated American rock band Against Me! are excited to present the brand new music video for their song "Haunting, Haunted, Haunts" off their recently released, critically acclaimed studio album, Shape Shift With Me (Amazon LP, CD and iTunes). Directed by Margherita Ballarin, who also created the band's stark yet sentimental animated video for "Two Coffins," "Haunting, Haunted, Haunts" is a wonderfully kaleidoscopic visual journey that compliments the turbulent nature of the song's subject matter. Check out the new music video for "Haunting, Haunted, Haunts" on YouTube HERE.

Additionally, Against Me! is currently on the road performing its own North American headlining shows in between days supporting Green Day on their 2017 Revolution Radio tour. Shape Shift With Me, Against Me!'s critically acclaimed seventh full-length studio album, has the distinction of the first album Laura Jane Grace has written truly from the heart, with no metaphorical cloaks cast over the lyrics. It's an album about love, that deceptively complex emotion we all struggle with yet has somehow eluded most of Grace's songwriting for the past 20 years. Recorded, mixed and engineered by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day) at Rancho Recordo, Shape Shift With Me is available now physically and digitally via the band's own Total Treble label.

"Tons of people have written about love. But while love is cliché, it's infinitely relevant," Grace says. "For me, having always been in a punk band that was expected to be political, I never felt like I had that option to write about feelings in that way. That's what I ended up being drawn to this time. It's writing in a way I thought I could never write before, and not giving a shit about expectations."

As such, Shape Shift With Me is a loose concept album about traveling the world and falling in and out of love, with Grace serving as the narrator. But even though she was opening herself up to new songwriting topics, she knew what her mission was from the start.

"Is there a record that is about relationships from a trans perspective?" she asks rhetorically. "There needs to be more records about trans rights and everything like that, but feeling like I already did that, I wanted to move on to write commentary on living from a trans perspective. I wanted to write the transgender response to the Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St., Liz Phair's Exile In Guyville and the Streets' A Grand Don't Come For Free. All those records are relationship records. There's been an infinite amount of records talking about what love means from a cisgender perspective. I wanted to present the trans perspective on sex, love and heartbreak."

In a career already full of classic punk records, Shape Shift With Me feels like the definitive Against Me! album—it's poppy and catchy ("Rebecca," "Suicide Bomber"), aggressive and in-your-face ("ProVision L-3," "Dead Rats"), sentimental and longing [Crash," "All This (And More")]. Moreover, it's the culmination of four years of existence as Laura Jane Grace — there's no going back now, so she might as well embrace it.

"While I've always wanted the moon and the stars, I have a certain amount of humbleness," she admits. "I just want to play shows and make records and write songs. That's what I've always wanted to do. Of course I always want the biggest and best things for those shows and records and songs, but when it comes down to it, I just love doing it. I have no other ambitions or career goals."

Against Me! will be making the following North American headline appearances along with supporting Green Day during March and April. The band will return to the UK for the Slam Dunk Festival at the following venues:

May

27th  Birmingham, NEC
28th  Leeds, Various Venues
29th  Hatfield, University

Tickets are available now from www.slamdunkmusic.com

Be sure to also take a listen to the fantastic interview Laura Jane Grace did with BBC Radio 1's Daniel P. Carter for his SWIM podcast here.

 Wednesday 13 Adds More Shows To Tour.

Wednesday 13.Thursday 9th March 2017
WEDNESDAY 13 is set to make a return to Dublin and Belfast for two shows before headlining Download's Dogtooth stage at Donington Park in June.  The shows will follow the release of upcoming new studio album, 'Condolences', which is set for release on 2nd June 2017. 

Dates line up as follows.
Thu 8th Jun - DUBLIN Voodoo Lounge
Fri 9th Jun - BELFAST Limelight 2
Sat 10th Jun - DONINGTON Download Festival 

Tickets are on sale now from www.ticketmaster.ie

'Condolences' will be WEDNESDAY's first release for new record label home, Nuclear Blast.  WEDNESDAY tells us, "We're so excited to sign with Nuclear Blast Entertainment!  It's an honour for us to be on the roster among so many other great bands and friends. Thanks to Nuclear Blast for giving us the opportunity and our fans for your undying support.  We're looking forward to many more years of this with all of you."

Pre-order details and formats for 'Condolences' are set to be announced later this month.

 Avatar Release New Video.

Avatar.Thursday 9th March 2017
AVATAR of Sweden have released a statement on the recent discovery of TRAPPIST-1, also designated as 2MASS J23062928-0502285. The band plans to visit the newly named solar system immediately. "The ‘New Land’ mission will focus primarily on finding life and sustainable living conditions,” says His Royal Majesty King Kungen. "Secondly we will look for harvestable resources such as various types of metal, lead, copper, zinc, thrash, death... that sort of thing. How do I turn this off? I'm thirsty! Where is my mead? And where are your pants? Wait, is this thing still recording?!"

As of today, it has been reported that the dwarf star has been shown to host seven terrestrial planets, a larger number than detected in any other planetary system. “The mission will be aired LIVE on AVATAR Country state television, KTV (Kungliga Television). For people abroad, unable to watch the event as it is happening, a summary can be seen on AvatarVEVO today. Glory to AVATAR Country! Glory to our King!”

Check out their journey to the “New Land” here: http://vevo.ly/gvFki9

Upon mission completion, AVATAR will return to earth to embark on a North American tour supporting In This Moment and Motionless In White on the aptly named 'Half God Half Devil' Tour. Afterwards AVATAR will make appearances at a number of highly coveted hard rock festivals in Europe this summer:

02.-04.06.17 (CZ) Plzeň - Metalfest Open Air
14.-17.06.17 (AT) Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock
16.-18.06.17 (F) Clisson - Hellfest
16.-18.06.17 (BE) Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
22.-24.06.12 (NO) Fredriksten Fortress - Tons Of Rock
22.24.06.17 (ES) Madrid - Download Madrid
16.-19.08.17 (SE) Falun - Sabaton Open Air

AVATAR released their very first concept album titled “Feathers & Flesh" last year via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Canada with Another Century/Century Media Records releasing the record in the rest of the world. The new release was the band's highly anticipated follow-up to “Hail The Apocalypse” released in 2014.

The aim is set higher, further and deeper than ever before for AVATAR. Not only is this concept album their most extensive work to date, showing the widest range of any of their albums, it also contains a story too extensive for any booklet, so they made a book. A fully illustrated 60 page, 109 verse poem hardcover book. “Feathers & Flesh” was recorded in Germany, Finland and Sweden in December 2015 with producer extraordinaire Sylvia Massy (System Of A Down, Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers). “AVATAR is an amazing band,” said Massy, adding, “The singer has the wild energy and charisma I love, and the players are relentless. The album we’re making is an epic. Each song powerfully stands on its own, but is only a piece of a larger story. This album is the project I’ve been dreaming about for years!”
 
The music is as always, rooted in the extreme, with plenty of melodic sensibility and a lust for experimentation. There is a love for intense double bass drumming, riffing and shredding of timeless dimensions alongside rough edges, slow grooves and epic storytelling for the ages. The idea is that as the band digs deeper, the fists will be held up higher. The end result is a modern metal album with all the ruthlessness and power one could ask for handled with a loving songwriter’s hand, inspired by The Beatles and Queen.

 Welcome To The Cruel Knifes.

The Cruel Knifes.Thursday 9th March 2017
Sid Glover and Rob Ellershaw of Heaven's Basement, together with Tom Harris and Al Junior, have formed new band THE CRUEL KNIVES.

Their debut single "The World We Were Sold" is available now. Having recently completed a sold out tour of the UK & Europe with The Pretty Reckless they are now planning a headline tour to be announced soon.

YouTube Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv6KaflBD8A

THE CRUEL KNIVES are currently running a crowd funding campaign to record their debut E.P. offering all kinds of limited edition and one of a kind items which you can check out here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-cruel-knives-new-ep

Follow the band online:
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/thecruelknives
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/thecruelknives
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/thecruelknives

 Him Announce Farewell Tour.

Him.Thursday 9th March 2017
Following a long radio silence, Finnish rock giants HIM have announced a farewell tour, closing the final chapter on their 26 year career.

"After quarter of a century of Love and Metal intertwined we sincerely feel HIM has run its unnatural course and adieus must be said in order to make way for sights, scents and sounds yet unexplored. We completed the pattern, solved the puzzle and turned the key. Thank you." says frontman Ville Valo

Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko “Linde” Lindström and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen, HIM truly stand out as one of the rock world’s most unique acts. Beautifully blending metal, goth and hard rock with deep, thoughtful and moving lyrics, HIM offered the world a new take on the metal genre, which became known as Love Metal (also the title of their fourth album).

Over the course of eight studio albums, HIM captured the hearts and minds of fans across the globe, drawn by their irresistible and inimitable style. Under the banner of their Heartagram logo – a potent symbol encapsulating the juxtaposition of the light and dark, the fierce and forlorn, and the evil and love found in their music - HIM filled venues and crashed charts the world over, collecting numerous awards, gracing countless magazine covers and becoming the first Finnish act to achieve Gold status in the USA.

Now, four years after the release of their last studio album ‘Tears On Tape’, HIM are saying farewell, taking in 14 countries across 35 shows for their final goodbye.

"At the end of 2017 we will be released into the wild.” says bassist Mige. “Before this event of great transformation we would love to offer you one last chance to experience our live performances in His Majesty's service. It shall not be a weepfest but a celebration of love metal in all its lovecraftian glory! See you there!"

Ville Valo (voc)
Mige (bass)
Linde (gtr)
Burton (kb)
Kosmo (dr)

Catch HIM for the last time at one of the following shows:

JUNE
WED 14      SPAIN         BARCELONA        RAZZMATAZZ
THU 15       SPAIN         MADRID               LA RIVIERA
FRI 16        SPAIN         SANTANDER         SALA ESCENRIO
SAT 17       PORTUGAL  PORTO                HARD CLUB

JULY
SAT 01       FINLAND     HELSINKI            TUSKA FESTIVAL
THU 13       FINLAND     TUURI                  MILJOONAROCK

NOVEMBER                         
FRI 24        RUSSIA       ST PETERSBURG           DK LENSOVETA
SUN 26       RUSSIA                MOSCOW            CLUB STADIUM LIVE
TUE 28       POLAND              WARSAW             STODOLA
WED 29      GERMANY            HAMBURG            DOCKS

DECEMBER                          
FRI 01        GERMANY            BERLIN                COLUMBIAHALLE
SAT 02       CZECH REP.        PRAGUE               FORUM KARLIN
MON 04      GERMANY            LEIPZIG               HAUS AUENSEE
TUE 05       GERMANY            MUNCHEN           TONHALLE
WED 06      SWITZ.                ZURICH               X-TRA
THU 07       ITALY                   MILAN                 ALCATRAZ
FRI 08        GERMANY            KOLN                   PALLADIUM
SAT 09       LUX.                    ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE      ROCKHAL  
MON 11      HOLLAND            AMSTERDAM        PARADISO
TUE 12       HOLLAND            TILBURG              013  
THU 14       SCOTLAND          GLASGOW           BARROWLAND
FRI 15        ENGLAND            NOTTINGHAM      ROCK CITY
SAT 16       ENGLAND            MANCHESTER      ACADEMY
SUN 17       ENGLAND            LONDON              ROUNDHOUSE

 Saturday at Reading Festival Sells Out Within A Week.

Reading Festival.Monday 6th March 2017
Within a week of announcing Reading and Leeds 2017’s third and final headliner, Saturday Day tickets for Reading Festival have completely sold out! Weekend tickets, Friday and Sunday Day tickets for Reading Festival are still available. Leeds Festival tickets are also still available. Festival fans are urged to buy their tickets from official ticket agents as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Taking place from 25th – 27th August, Reading and Leeds will see unforgettable headline performances from rock titans Muse, rap god Eminem and brit rock juggernauts Kasabian. In addition to these mammoth headliners, Reading and Leeds are set to showcase the best in modern music with sets from over 200 additional incredible acts, many of which are still to be announced.

Those who’ve missed out on the opportunity to catch Reading Festival’s Saturday line up can still purchase Reading Festival weekend tickets or head to Leeds Festival to catch incredible acts such as Eminem, Major Lazer, Korn, Migos, While She Sleeps and many more across the highly-anticipated August Bank Holiday weekend.

 Dave Hause Embarks On UK Tour.

Dave Hause.Monday 6th March 2017
 DAVE HAUSE,  will kick off the UK leg of his current tour in support of brand new album, entitled Bury Me In Philly.

The album was co-produced by Eric Bazilian, the guitar player and songwriter/vocalist for Philadelphia band The Hooters, who Hause calls, "a childhood local hero," along with William Wittman, producer & engineer of albums by Mick Jagger, Cyndi Lauper, and countless others artists. 

Dave Hause is often referred to as "The songwriter's song writer"; here's what a few of his contemporaries have to say about him and his music:

"From his work with the Loved Ones to his solo stuff, Dave Hause is a consistently passionate and engaging songwriter. He brings a sense of urgency to the page (and stage) that takes from the last 50 years of rock and roll and still sounds new and unique. Dave's songs and performances should not be missed. Plus, he looks cool!"  - Craig Finn / The Hold Steady

"I've been sharing stages and singing with Dave Hause for 8 years now and he's still teaching me things I didn't know. A true diamond in the punk rock rough."Frank Turner

"To play music is not just about one record or one show, it's about whether you have the grit to keep going. I've played music long enough now to recognize the lifers and the tourists. Seeing the energy in which Dave Hause plays music, his ability to connect with a crowd, and listening to the depth of his songwriting, one realizes that his name is still going to be on that marquis in your town long after the tourists are gone." -  Tim McIllrath / Rise Against 

"It has truly been an honor to watch such an incredible person become such an incredible artist." - Matt Skiba / Alkaline Trio & Blink 182
Starting on March 12th,  Dave Hause and his band, The Mermaid, will embark on a UK tour; these dates come straight from a full European tour and shortly after Hause wrapped up a string of sold-out tour dates opening up for Bad Religion and Against Me! this past Autumn. Additionally, the singer has also toured alongside such notable acts such as Hot Water Music, The Gaslight Anthem, and Alkaline Trio, and performed at countless festivals including Reading/Leeds, Pukkelpop, and Hurricane / Southside

Confirmed UK Tour dates with Dead Heavens & Robyn G. Shiels:
March 12 / Brighton, UK / The Haunt
March 13 / Leeds, UK / Brudnell
March 14 / Manchester, UK / Gorilla
March 15 / Glasgow, SCT / King Tuts
March 16 / London, UK / Garage
March 17 / Bristol, UK / Thekla
March 18 / Birmingham, UK / Academy 2
March 19 / Nottingham, UK / Rescue Rooms

 Mayday Parade announce 10th Anniversary Tour.

Mayday Parade.Monday 6th March 2017
The UK & European leg of Mayday Parade's A Lesson In Romantics 10th Anniversary Tour has been announced for September & October. Jake Bundrick from the band says "We're so stoked to be able to come back to the U.K. and Europe on this 10 year anniversary tour. A Lesson In Romantics is a record we'll never forget creating and we're excited to play it in its entirety for you all. See you there!"

VIP tickets are on sale Wednesday 8th March at 9am UK time via maydayparade.com with general tickets on sale Friday 10th March at 9am UK time, also via maydayparade.com

The tour will follow the release of a very special Anniversary Edition of their iconic debut album, 'A Lesson In Romantics', which will be released 17th March via Fearless Records on Vinyl, Deluxe Vinyl, CD & Download. 'A Lesson In Romantics: Anniversary Edition' features six previously unreleased demos, including a brand new song, 'Coming Back With Winter,' as well as the beloved original tracks.

Mayday Parade (A Lesson In Romantics 10th Anniversary Tour):
SEPTEMBER
18th Nottingham Rock City, UK
19th Leeds Stylus, UK
20th Newcastle O2 Academy, UK
21st Glasgow O2 ABC, UK
22nd Manchester Academy, UK
23rd Birmingham O2 Institute, UK
25th Oxford O2 Academy, UK
26th Cambridge Junction, UK
27th Brighton Concorde, UK
29th Bristol O2 Academy, UK
30th London O2 Forum, UK
OCTOBER
02nd Amsterdam Melkweg, Holland
03rd Cologne Essigfabrik, Germany
04th Munich Backstage Halle, Germany

Anniversary Edition Tracklisting:
1. Jamie All Over
2. Black Cat
3. When I Get Home, You're So Dead
4. Jersey
5. If You Wanted A Song Written About You, All You Had To Do Was Ask
6. Miserable At Best
7. Walk On Water Or Down
8. Ocean And Atlantic
9. I'd Hate To Be You When People Find Out What This Song Is About
10. Take This To Heart
11. Champagne's For Celebrating (I'll Have A Martini)
12. You Be The Anchor That Keeps My Feet On The Ground, I'll Be The Wings That Keep Your Heart In The Clouds
BONUS TRACKS:
13. Coming Back With Winter (Demo Version)
14. Black Cat (Demo Version)
15. If You Wanted A Song About You All You Had To Do Was Ask (Demo Version)
16. Ocean And Atlantic (Demo Version)
17. Champagne's For Celebrating (I'll Have A Martini) (Demo Version)
18. You Be the Anchor That Keeps My Feet On The Ground, I'll Be the Wings That Keeps Your Heart in the Clouds (Demo Version)

 Motionless In White Unleash New Single.

Motionless In white.Monday 6th March 2017
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE have unveiled a new video for 'LOUD (Fuck It)' taken from their forthcoming album, 'Graveyard Shift', set for release via Roadrunner Records on 5th May - https://youtu.be/5DpKFLG8p3Y

The album is available to pre-order from today at https://miw.lnk.to/GraveyardShift with all pre-orders receiving instant downloads of 'LOUD (Fuck It)', plus the previously released album tracks, '570' and 'Eternally Yours'. 

'Graveyard Shift's striking sleeve artwork (image attached) was selected from over 2000 competition entries from fans and designers, in partnership with Creative Allies.  The contest's winner, Crystal Johnson, created the album's cover as well as other elements in the album package.

The album also features a guest appearance from KORN's frontman, Jonathan Davis, who lends his vocals to 'Necessary Evil'. 

The band are set to spend the summer on both the US and European summer festival circuit, that will see them play a slot at the UK's Download Festival at Donington Park on Friday 9th June.  Full dates can be found at www.motionlessinwhite.net

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE are; lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ryan Sitkowski and Ricky Horror, bassist Devin 'Ghost' Sola and drummer Vinny Mauro.  New image attached. 

For more, contact michelle@cosanostrapr.com or point your mouse at www.motionlessinwhite.net, www.facebook.com/motionlessinwhite, twitter.com/MIWBAND, instagram.com/MIWBAND and www.youtube.com/user/motionless1234.

Tracklisting:

1. Rats
2. Queen For Queen
3. Necessary Evil (Feat. Jonathan Davis)
4. Soft
5. Untouchable
6. Not My Type: Dead As F*ck 2
7. The Ladder
8. Voices
9. LOUD (F*ck It)
10. 570
11. Hourglass
12. Eternally Yours

 Arch Enemy Release New Video.

Arch Enemy.Monday 6thMarch 2017
Extreme metal giants ARCH ENEMY have now launched a live video for “Nemesis”, filmed at Wacken 2016 and taken from their upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray “As The Stages Burn!” which will be released on March 31st, 2017!   

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/UNPKGyYzPCo

“As The Stages Burn!” is now available for pre-order as Ltd. Deluxe CD+DVD+Blu-ray Box Set, Special Edition CD+DVD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP+DVD and as digital album.

Click the link below to direct you to selected stores and download/streaming platforms: http://smarturl.it/ArchEnemyATSB

The Gatefold 2LP+DVD is available in the following colours and limitations:

neon yellow vinyl – limited to 200 copies, only available in Sweden
red vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at CMDistro (http://smarturl.it/asthestagesburnCMD)
white vinyl – limited to 200 copies
golden vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at the band’s live shows
clear vinyl – limited to 200 copies, only available at EMP (http://bit.ly/2mkIxFC)
silver vinyl – limited to 500 copies, only available in the US

“Nemesis (Live at Wacken 2016)” is also available as a digital single on streaming platforms and Instant Grat Track on iTunes and Amazon.

The full Wacken 2016 show was recorded with 13 cameras, produced and directed by Patric Ullaeus. The audio was mixed by Andy Sneap.

The DVD/Blu-ray also contains Behind The Scenes footage from Wacken, as well as excerpts from the “Tokyo Sacrifice” live DVD, all “War Eternal” music videos and a new, previously unreleased video clip for “Time Is Black” as bonus material! The Deluxe Box Set will come with an Artbook incl. CD, DVD and Blu-ray, pop-up art, lanyard and “As The Stages Burn!” laminate.

The first release shows with special support from LACUNA COIL and THE HAUNTED are already sold out, so be quick and save your ticket at www.archenemy.net before it’s too late! See below for all dates

ARCH ENEMY live 
“As The Stages Burn!” release shows
30.03.2017 – Bochum (Germany), Zeche* - SOLD OUT
31.03.2017 – Leipzig (Germany), Hellraiser* - SOLD OUT
01.04.2017 – Colmar (France), Rock in Hell*
02.04.2017 – Edinburgh (UK), Heavy Scotland
04.04.2017 – Langen (Germany), Neue Stadthalle**
05.04.2017 – München (Germany), Backstage Werk**
06.04.2017 – Saarbrücken (Germany), Garage**
07.04.2017 – Durbuy (Belgium), Durbuy Rock Festival**
08.04.2017 – Cambrai (France), Betiz Fest*
09.04.2017 – Ludwigsburg (Germany), Rockfabrik**
* with The Haunted
** with The Haunted and Lacuna Coil

For ticket buy links please go to www.archenemy.net

ARCH ENEMY Festivals 2017
06.07.2017 - Rock Harz Festival, Ballenstedt, Germany
14.07.2017 - Gefle Metal Festival , Gävle, Sweden
05.08.2017 - Ostrava v Plamenech, Ostrava, Czech Republic
10.08.2017 - Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain
11.08.2017 - Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal
12.08.2017 - Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
13.08.2017 - Bloodstock Open Air, Derby, UK

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds Four More Bands.

Bloodstock.Monday 6th March 2017
BLOODSTOCK is powering ahead with even more bookings for 2017!  We've four more to get you excited for August's best metal weekender...

German thrash legends KREATOR shred their way on to BLOODSTOCK's main stage this Summer in Saturday's special guest spot!  Vocalist/guitarist Mille Petrozza declares, "We are happy to finally return to BLOODSTOCK!  KREATOR will give you the full treatment this time.  WE SHALL KILL."  The band released their fourteenth studio album, 'Gods of Violence' in January via Nuclear Blast.  Check out the video for the title track at: https://youtu.be/xeUBJ2Ha-FM and get up to speed on all things KREATOR over at: https://www.facebook.com/KreatorOfficial/.

Flint firebrands KING 810 land a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Saturday in a UK festival exclusive, so will be your only chance to catch the band on these shores this summer!  Their genre-busting album, 'La Petite Mort (Or A Conversation With God)' was hugely lauded upon release last year, with leading US outlet, Metal Injection pronouncing it "2016's best example of what an album should be".  Check out their visceral video for 'Alpha & Omega' at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcLmQDr7GGw. This happened in Flint this week... https://youtu.be/QsmoWV_HQII.

>Black metal marauders INQUISITION will headline the Sophie Lancaster stage on Friday.  The duo of Dagon and Incubus released their seventh album, 'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith' via Season Of Mist last August.  Listen to 'Wings Of Anu' from that disc at https://youtu.be/UGdbsGFrvbY and prepare for a ferocious finish to Friday night.

Lastly, KING PARROT fly in from their Aussie homeland for a Sophie stage slot. The self-dubbed "grindin', thrashin', punk wrecking machine" are on the road in support of their Phil Anselmo-produced disc, 'Dead Set'.  Lend your ears at https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/album/dead-set, or watch their 2012 video for 'Shit On The Liver' at https://youtu.be/cinvIr-O1k8 - it was a finalist in the Australian Music Video Awards and has racked up nearly half a million YouTube views!  Learn more Parrot at www.facebook.com/kingparrotband/.

Check out BLOODSTOCK's latest video trailer here and get excited for August!  

Meanwhile, back at BOA HQ, we received some awesome news about 'The Beast of Bloodstock', our very own ale brewed by The Boot Beer microbrewery in Repton, Derbyshire.  It scooped the Gold Award in the CAMRA East Midlands Champion Beer of Britain 'Strong Ale' category!  'The Beast...' at 6.66% alcohol is a hefty beast but has a luscious, dark chocolate and caramel character.  Now you want one, huh?!  If you like a strong ale, check it out and follow The Boot Beer's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheBootBeer.

If you fancy coming to BLOODSTOCK by coach, lock in your spot now to ensure you're not disappointed!  BIG GREEN COACH have 21 departure cities for coaches directly to BLOODSTOCK in 2017; Birkenhead, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Chester, Glasgow, Gloucester, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Newport, Oxford, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, Sunderland, Swansea, and Worcester.  BIG GREEN COACH will bring you, all your camping gear, & beer supplies and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds.  Check out the details and secure your seat for only a tenner (with the rest payable in July) over at http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.

Already announced for 2017 are Friday's headliners AMON AMARTH, Sunday's headliners MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, SCARAB, WINTERSUN and ONI.  Many more, including our Saturday headliner are still be announced!  Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK's social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee), plus increasingly limited VIP packages/upgrades and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than 'on the day' purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  Children's weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4's go free!

 Raven Eye To Support Kiss.

Raven Eye.Monday 6th March 2017
UK rock trio RavenEye are thrilled to announce they have been invited to tour Europe as Special Guests of KISS, one of rock's most notorious and influential bands. They have also been added as Special Guests on the Hellyeah UK tour in April.  The band recently announced shows at Download festivals in Spain and France, as well as Bulgaria's Plovdiv Festival, with more to follow soon.
;
Since releasing their wildly successful EP, 'Breaking Out', and debut album 'NOVA, RavenEye has toured globally, supporting Slash, Deep Purple, The Darkness​ and Halestorm amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at major international rock festivals such as Download Festival​ (UK), Hellfest Open Air Festival​ (France), Azkena Rock Festival ARF​ (Spain), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Louder Than Life​ (U.S.), Aftershock Festival​ (U.S.), Maximus Festival (Brazil and Argentina) and  most recently the Shiprocked Cruise 2017. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a 'must see live' band.

"This could be the start of something very big indeed" - Classic Rock

"Blues rock riffs that slither their way into your brain" - Kerrang

"Hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck hard rock epic you'll thank yourself for finding" - The Sun

"Keep an eye on Raveneye. They are organic, raw and I hear a real '70s influence with these guys.  When a band like this nails it, you never forget it. Wait for that riff in the middle of the song."
 – Nikki Sixx 

When RavenEye formed two years ago, the then 25 year old, Oli Brown​, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, had already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck​, Buddy Guy​, Johnny Winter​ and Joe Satriani​, and been hailed by Mojo as "the hottest young pistol in British blues" and Classic Rock Magazine describing  him as "one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today." RavenEye's live performances take their present and future fans on a journey to the next level.

RAVENEYE CONFIRMED DATES 2017:
April 7 - Manchester, UK (Club Academy)*
April 8 - Glasgow, UK (The Garage)*
April 10 - Leeds, UK (Leeds University Stylus)*
April 11 - Norwich, UK (Waterfront)*
April 13 - London, UK (O2 Islington Academy)*
April 14 - Bristol, UK (Thekla)*
April 15 - Nottingham, UK (Rock City)*

May 1 - Moscow, Russia (Olympiski)**
May 4 - Helsinki, Finland (Hartwell Arena)**
May 6 - Stockholm, Sweden (Tele2 Arena) **
May 7 - Oslo. Norway (Spektrum)**
May 10 - Gothenburg, Sweden (Scandinavium)**
May 12 - Dortmund, Germany (Westfallenhalle)**
May 13 - Stuttgart, Germany (Schleyerhalle)**
May 15 - Torino, Italy (Pala Alpitour)**
May 16 - Bologna, Italy (Unipol Arena) **
May 18 - Munich, Germany (Olympiahalle)**
May 20 - Brno, Czech Republic (Bvv- Outdoor)**
May 21 – Vienna, Austria (Stadthalle) **
May 23 – Frankfurt, Germany (Festhalle) **
May 24 – Rotterdam, Holland (Ahoy)**

June 9 – Download Festival, Paris France
June 22 – Download Festival, Madrid, Spain
June 30 – Plovdiv Music Fest, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

*Special Guests of Hellyeah
**Special Guests of KISS

 Can't Swim Stream Forthcoming Album.

Cant Swim.Monday 6th March 2017
New Jersey rock band Can't Swim has partnered with AltPress.com to premiere a stream of their entire, forthcoming album, Fail You Again. The record will be released via Pure Noise Records on March 10th and can be pre-ordered now at http://smarturl.it/CantSwim.

"This record feels like the beginning of our band. The first chapter and the reason why we started playing music. It's really the template to our future. Writing and recording it all ourselves gave us so much insight to who we are and what kind of band we want to be. I think when writing a record, the most important thing to accomplish is to have everyone feel proud and a part of the project. We couldn't be more excited to release it and it was a pleasure to make. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we enjoyed making it." - Chris LoPorto (vocals/guitar)

You can see Can't Swim supporting Real Friends at the following dates as well as a special acoustic show on 12th April at Banquet Records:
06th April Club Academy Manchester
07th April Asylum Birmingham
09th April Riverside Newcastle
10th  April St Lukes Glasgow
11th April Stylus Leeds

12th April Banquet Records Kingston (acoustic show)
13th April Thelka Bristol
14th April Epic Studios Norwich
15th April Southampton Engine Rooms, UK
16th April London Electric Ballroom, UK

 Courage My Love Announce European Release Date For Debut Album 'Synesthesia'.

Courage My Love.Thursday 2nd March 2017
Warner Music Canada recording artists Courage My Love have announced a European release date for their debut album Synesthesia out 19th May 2017.

Watch the official video for "Stereo" HERE
Recorded in Toronto at Noble Studios and Pocket Studios, Synesthesia introduces a new arsenal of sounds for the Kitchener, Ontario, based trio who have made a name for themselves and built a strong following on a number of tours across North America and Europe.

Defined as a blending of the senses where the stimulation of one sense leads to an automatic, involuntary reaction in another, like hearing in colour, Synesthesia was titled to reflect Courage My Love's newfound stylistic maturity.

Courage My Love were first discovered at a 2010 Battle of the Bands in Stratford, Ontario.  The band's independently produced video for the song "Bridges" amassed over 2.9 million views. Director Kevin Smith (Silent Bob) was among the many fans that had discovered their music. The band signed with Warner Music Canada in 2011 and in 2012 Alternative Press Magazine pegged them as one of the bands to watch that year. In 2014, the band's first two EPs, For Now and Becoming, earned them a 2014 JUNO Awards nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year and later that summer Courage My Love joined the Vans Warped Tour across North America.

Synesthesia Tracklisting:
1. Synesthesia 
2. Animal Heart 
3. Walls
4. Stereo 
5. Love Hurts
6. Drowning
7. Tough Love
8. Two Headed Monster  
9. Sight:Sound 
10. Need Someone
11. Dirt
12. The Year I Disappeared
13. Never Gonna Change 
14. Taste:Touch 

The band have announced European and UK tour in May and June. Full dates below:

May 20 s'Bokle Radolfzell, GER
May 21 Legends Club, Milan, IT*
May 25 Garage Deluxe, Munich, GER*
May 26 DasBach, Vienna, AT*
May 27  Club Novitatis, Dresden, GER*
May 28 Podium Gorcum, Gorinchem, NL*
May 29 Gibus Live, Paris, FR*
May 31 Talking Heads, Southampton, UK*
June 1 The Exchange, Bristol, UK*
June 2  Cobblestones, Bridgewater, UK*
June 3  Camden Rocks Festival, London, UK*
June 4 Rebellion, Manchester, UK*
June 5 Le Belle Angele, Edinburgh, UK
June 6 Santiagos, Leeds, UK
June 7 The Met, Peterborough, UK
June 8 The Harp, Folkstone, UK
* on tour with Halflives

Courage My Love on tour (details available HERE):

 Madina Lake Add More Shows To UK Tour.

Madina Lake.Wednesday 1st March 2017
MADINA LAKE are delighted to confirm three additional UK headline dates this Spring. Further to their previous announcement (below), shows have now been added in Southampton, Newcastle, and Cardiff. 

Pick up your tickets from http://www.seetickets.com/tour/madina-lake. The full list of UK dates, with the new shows in bold, is as follows:

Thu 25th May - SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms (on sale Sunday 10am)
Fri 26th May - LONDON O2 Islington Academy (on sale now)
Sat 27th May - BIRMINGHAM NEC - Slam Dunk Midlands (bit.ly/SlamDunk17)
Sun 28th May - LEEDS City Centre - Slam Dunk North (bit.ly/SlamDunk17)
Mon 29th May - HATFIELD Forum - Slam Dunk South (bit.ly/SlamDunk17
Tue 30th May - MANCHESTER Sound Control (on sale now)
Wed 31st May - GLASGOW King Tuts (on sale now)
Thu 1st Jun - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy 2 (on sale Friday 9am)
Fri 2nd Jun - CARDIFF The Globe (on sale Sunday 10am)

 More Bands Added To Groezrock Festival 2017

Groezrock.Wednesday 1st March 2017
You've all been anxiously awaiting an announcement from your GROEZROCK-buddies, haven't you? Well, here it is! However, before we roll out any new names, we do have some bad news to share.

Due to some unfortunate square footage issues (meaning we have a smaller field at our disposal), there will be no Impericon.de-Stage this year. Now, don't be angry or sad. We still have plenty of awesome announcements too! Really ... Keep reading:

We are very excited to welcome back three hardcore legends around: Gorilla BiscuitsCro-Mags and No Turning Back.
Hungry for more hardcore? WOLF DOWNIncendiary, and Blood Youth will unleash their pit-friendly riffs and sing-alongs upon you all. Don't forget to warm up before you mosh!

We're even more excited to announce political ska-core legends Choking Victim. It'll be their first time ever in Europe, so you know it's gonna be special!

There's more good news for you punks out there, too! None other than San Francisco's powerhouse Swingin' Utters will be joining us this year. These guys have already been going at it since the lates 80's and still show no signs of slowing down. And because you can never have enough Jack Dalrymple (musician) on your festival, we also added toyGuitar to the line-up.

Are you more into melodic punk rock? We got your beer-guzzling, sing-along needs covered with the likes of Red City RadioNothington and Mobina Galore. And we are sure that ZebraheadBoston Manor and Call It Off will satisfy all the pop-punk fans out there.

You can also look forward to discovering metal/post-rock outfit Skyharbor, the first Indian band ever to grace our stage! Post-hardcore darlings mewithoutYou will bring their angular indie-rock to the festival. And you definitely should check out Trade Wind, a new rock band featuring members of Stick To Your Guns and Stray From The Path.

While you're at it, give Arcane Roots' mix of At The Drive In's grittiness and Biffy Clyro-style hooks a listen. And if you haven't yet, do yourself a favor and give 'Worry.' by the one and only Jeff Rosenstock a spin. It's only one of last year's best punk rock records.

Oh ... and look! We have a movie star at Groezrock. Counterfeit. features ' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'' Gellert Grindelwald! He was also in those Twilight-movies, but his band is good enough to make you forgive him for that.

And last but definitely not least, we added some of Belgium's finest to the line-up. Cocaine PissBRUTUSF.O.D. and Young Hearts have all released brilliant albums over the past 6 months or so. And we're damn proud to show you the very best our country has to offer.

There you have it. We will be adding one last band and then the line-up is complete. Don't snooze on buying your ticket or you will be too late. The VIP COMBI tickets have already sold out and the others are going fast as well.
GROEZROCK out.

Info & Tickets : http://www.groezrock.be

 Will Varley Announces UK Tour.

Will Varley.Wednesday 1st March 2017
After selling out the Union Chapel in London last year, rambling folk singer Will Varley announces his biggest headline tour to date, culminating with a show at London's legendary Shepherds Bush Empire.

Momentum has been growing around the young troubadour since the release of his 4th studio album 'Kingsdown Sundown' and this year he is poised to bring his music to an even wider audience. The album was released in November 2016 to rave reviews, reaching number 5 in the Official Independent Album Breakers Chart and receiving four stars from The Independent.

Darkly comic, often politically charged and always emotionally loaded, Varley's live shows have been drawing crowds across the world, and his headline tours have seen him selling out venues from Berlin to New York and everywhere in between. Last summer saw triumphant festival appearances at the likes of Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival, with packed tents shouting along to every word. The November tour dates are as follows:

15 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
16 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
17 Edinburgh La Belle Angele
18 Manchester Club Academy
21 Birmingham O2 Institute 3
22 Bristol Trinity Centre
23 Cardiff The Globe
24 Southampton 1865
25 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Tickets can be purchased from http://www.willvarley.com/

 Havok Launch Video For 'Intention To Deceive'.

Havok.Wednesday 1st March 2017
With the release of their new full length studio record, “Conformicide”, just over a week away, Thrash Metal stalwarts HAVOK have launched a new music video for the track 'Intention To Deceive' off the forthcoming album.

The new track continues to display the band's unwavering commitment to the indelible Thrash Metal ethos of diverting from the status quo and rejecting widespread corruption within the government and mainstream media. Check out the new video, which was directed by Evan Mann for Otherworldly Productions here:
https://youtu.be/2GT9m0jX9vw

The new single can also be heard via Spotify here: http://bit.ly/HAVOKintentiontodeceive

If you pre-order a digital copy of “Conformicide” via iTunes or Amazon you will obtain instant access to the new single, “Intention To Deceive”. Click this link to direct you to selected stores and download/streaming platforms: http://smarturl.it/HAVOKconformicide

Previously, HAVOK launched two other singles for “Conformicide” already:
"Hang 'Em High" (Lyric video): https://youtu.be/2HYIfA3p8jw
“Ingsoc” (Album track): https://youtu.be/jP2pzw8jV9s
“Conformicide” can be pre-ordered in its various physical formats from CM Distro in Europe here: http://smarturl.it/ConformicideDISTRO

Meanwhile, HAVOK continue to tour extensively throughout North American and are currently on the "World Gone Mad" tour with the iconic Suicidal Tendencies and Crowbar, followed by a brief West Coast trek (with Warbringer), before beginning their European headline tour with Warbringer, Gorod and Exmmortus. A comprehensive list of the band's tour dates is here:

HAVOK - "World Gone Mad" US Tour supporting Suicidal Tendencies & Crowbar
01.03.2017 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
03.03.2017 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
04.03.2017 Ft. Meyers, FL - Harborside Events Center
05.03.2017 Tampa, FL - State Theatre
07.03.2017 Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre
08.03.2017 Lawrence, KS - The Granada
09.03.2017 Omaha, NE - Lookout Lounge [No S.T.]
10.03.2017 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall [Record release!]
11.03.2017 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex

HAVOK - North American West Coast Dates with Warbringer & Exmortus
13.03.2017 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven *
14.03.2017 Vancouver, BC - The Venue *
15.03.2017 Portland, OR - Analog Café *
16.03.2017 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge *
17.03.2017 Sacramento, CA - Cafe Colonial *
19.03.2017 West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go *

HAVOK - European Headlining Tour with Warbringer, Gorod & Exmortus
01.04.2017 Edinburgh (UK) - Heavy Scotland Festival [HAVOK only!]
02.04.2017 Manchester (UK) - Rebellion   
03.04.2017 Birmingham (UK) - Mama Roux’s  
04.04.2017 London (UK) - Underworld
 
05.04.2017 Hasselt (Belgium) - Muziekodroom   
06.04.2017 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013   
07.04.2017 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo  
08.04.2017 Aarhus (Denmark) - Royal Metal Festival  
09.04.2017 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Sticky Fingers  
11.04.2017 Helsinki (Finland) - Tavastia  
13.04.2017 Stockholm (Sweden) - Fryshuset Klubben  
14.04.2017 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Pumpehuset   
15.04.2017 Berlin (Germany) - Cassiopeia  
16.04.2017 Markneukirchen (Germany) - Framus & Warwick Concert Hall  
17.04.2017 München (Germany) - Feierwerk  
19.04.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Arena  
20.04.2017 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Orto Bar  
21.04.2017 Brescia (Italy) - Circolo Colony  
22.04.2017 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7  
23.04.2017 Saarbrücken (Germany) - Garage  
24.04.2017 Nantes (France) - Ferrailleur   
25.04.2017 Bordeaux (France) - La Chapelle *
26.04.2017 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol  
27.04.2017 Barcelona  (Spain) - Salamandra 1  
28.04.2017 Puget (France) - Le Rats  
29.04.2017 Paris (France) - Petit Bain  
30.04.2017 Essen (Germany) – Turock

“Conformicide” will be released on March 10th, 2017 via Century Media Records worldwide.

 My Dying Bride Sign To Nuclear Blast Records.

My Dying Bride.Wednesday 1st March 2017
For 27 years, MY DYING BRIDE from West Yorkshire have been the voice of the hopeless and broken, combining haunting sounds with crushing misery and melancholy. With their signature sound they’ve shaped the doom metal scene like barely any other act and integrated both soft violin melodies and violent death metal growls into their music, whilst always staying strictly loyal to themselves. And since the early Nineties, the band's masterminds and founding members Andrew Craighan and Aaron Stainthorpe forged beautiful grief into twelve studio albums with songs of epic length.

However for their 13th release, the band is now bound for new horizons and proudly announces their signing to Nuclear Blast Records!

Singer and lyricist Aaron Stainthorpe comments:
"It is with great pleasure that MY DYING BRIDE can announce they will be joining forces with the formidable Nuclear Blast Records in early 2017 and have already begun working on material for the next LP and singles. It is no secret that Nuclear Blast have continued to expand greatly over the years, signing epic bands from all corners of the world and giving them the chance they deserve to make something of themselves in the ever expanding metal scene. And it’s time that MY DYING BRIDE came along for the ride. We are hoping that this wedding between a very solid label and a well-established act will bear fruit of mighty proportions in the exciting years to come!"

Since MY DYING BRIDE rarely leave their damp catacombs to perform live rituals, each show is a highlight in itself and on April 22nd, the group will expose their legendary album ‘Turn Loose The Swans’ in its entire length at Roadburn Festival. Together with Shaun 'Winter' Taylor-Steels on drums and a special backdrop lighting, the band will haunt the Dutch stage and deliver a truly unique experience.

MY DYING BRIDE live:
22nd April – NL, Roadburn Festival
15th July – POL,  Bolkow, Castle Party
1st October – UK, HRH Doom Vs HRH Stoner

 Deez Nuts Release New Video.

Deez Nuts.Wednesday 1st March 2017
Check out the brand new video for DEEZ NUTS “Discord” that the band already played live on their recent “You Are Part Of This Tour”. Yet again the video was directed by Neal Walters and produced by Hayley Adams: https://youtu.be/QpPWvhn2RfQ

After already releasing “Purgatory”, “Discord” is the 2nd track taken from DEEZ NUTS upcoming album which is set for a worldwide release on April 7, 2017.

Check out the following link for several preorder options: http://smarturl.it/DeezNutsBP

Make sure to also check out the video for “Binge & Purgatory”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JC2Z7upuGQ

“Binge & Purgatory” was produced by Deez Nuts and Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid), engineered by Shane Frisby (The Ghost Inside, Bury Your Dead) and mixed and mastered by Pete Rutcho (Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside).

The unique artwork was created by a group of creative individuals with Pat Fox taking care of the design and layout, James Hartley supplying the photos and Tyrrell Winston actualising the compositions.

“Binge & Purgatory” is the follow up to their highly successful album “Word Is Bond” which landed on #34 in the German album charts and on #20 in their native Australia.
 
After just wrapping up their highly successful “You Are Part Of This Tour 2017” DEEZ NUTS are confirmed as main support for the upcoming Suicide Silence UK dates in March.

DEEZ NUTS live
supporting: Suicide Silence, support: Venom Prison
19.03.17 (UK) Southampton - Engine Rooms
23.03.17 (UK) Bristol Marble - Factory
20.03.17 (UK) Manchester - Club Academy
22.03.17 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
24.03.17 (UK) London - KOKO
21.03.17 (UK) Glasgow - Garage

Summer festivals:
16.-18.06.17 (FR) Clisson - Hellfest
22.-24.06.17 (DE) Gräfenhainichen - With Full Force Festival
04.-06.07.17 (CZ) Hradec Králové - Rock For People
06.-08.07.17 (ES) Viveiro - Resurrection Festival
22.07.2017 (DE) Lindau - Umsonst & Draussen

 Vader And Immolation Announce UK Tour.

Vader.Tuesday 28th February 2017
Polish death metal legends Vader and Yonkers NY’s unique death metal masters Immolation, are very pleased to announce that they will both be touring the UK and playing a show in Dublin, this coming April.

Vader will be headlining the six shows, with Immolation performing as main support. Also supporting will be Austrian brutal death metal troupe Monument Of Misanthropy, more supports to be announced in due course.

The death metal onslaught will commence on 11th April with a performance at Manchester’s Rebellion venue, taking the extreme package to Dublin, Glasgow and London, before concluding at Bristol Death Fest and Brighton’s Mammothfest Death Metal All Dayer.

Tour dates are as follows:
11th April – Manchester, Rebellion
12th April – Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
13th April – Glasgow, Audio
14th April – London, The Underworld
15th April – Bristol, Bristol Deathfest
16th April – Brighton, MammothFest All Dayer

 Madball Announce UK Tour.

Madball.Tuesday 28th February 2017
NYHC Legends Madball have announced a UK tour for this summer, Frontman Freddy Cricien commented:
'We look forward to our return to the U.K. this summer - We had a great time on the arena tour with Korn and Limp Bizkit - we were treated respectfully and I think we gained some new supporters! That said, we look forward to returning to the clubs, a more intimate environment, that's the world we come from! The more packed the more chaotic.. see you in the pit! '

Tickets on sale now. Dates as follows:

MADBALL
25th June: London -The Underworld
http://www.seetickets.com/event/madball/the-underworld-camden/1076216 
26th June: Cardiff -Clwb Ifor Bach
http://www.seetickets.com/event/madball/clwb-ifor-bach-cardiff/1075945
27th June: Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
http://www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk/ 
28th June: Glasgow - The Garage G2
http://www.seetickets.com/event/madball/the-garage/1075686
29th June: Birmingham - Mama Roux
http://www.seetickets.com/event/madball/mama-roux-s-birmingham/1075773

Madball have earnt their stripes as one of the true veterans of the hardcore scene, with a career that's spanned more than a quarter of a decade so far. Madball are currently working on their ninth studio album. Stay tuned for more info.
The hardcore veterans released their last album 'Hardcore Lives' in 2014.

 Voivod Release Best Of 1986-1988.

Voivod.Tuesday 28th February 2017
Noise are pleased to announce to the very best of Voivod 1986-1988 via Noise Records on 31st March 2017.

Their three albums for the Noise Records label from '86 to '88 ran the gauntlet from the initial speed metal overkill of 'RRRÖÖÖAAARRR', followed by the more experimental studio processes forged on 'Killing Technology', then onto the more realised progressive tendencies of 'Dimension Hatröss', which used studio sampling for the first time and, in doing so, laid the basis upon which many progressive metal bands have followed ever since.

"Noise certainly helped us to grow as a band, and I am thankful to them for giving us the opportunity to get that sort of recognition. Back then, we were part of an exciting thrash metal scene, one that was exploding. When we began the journey with Noise, all of us were in our early 20s. But thanks to the doors they helped to open, we are still playing music today. That alone is something we are grateful for."  

Voivod's founding drummer, Michel Langevin

Voivod are a Canadian heavy metal band from Quebec that formed in 1982. They started out as a speed metal band, while adding a mix of progressive and thrash metal to create their own unique style. They were one of the first thrash bands from Canada to receive international acclaim. The band have released eleven studio albums and a number of EPs, live albums, demos and DVDs. The band is still touring and are set to release a new album in 2017.

Tracklisting:

Disc 1

  1. Korgull the Exterminator
  2. Fuck Off and Die
  3. Ripping Headaches
  4. Thrashing Rage
  5. The Helldriver
  6. Build Your Weapons
  7. Killing Technology
  8. Overreaction
  9. Tornado
  10. Forgotten In Space            


Disc 2

  1. Ravenous Medicine
  2. Order of the Blackguards
  3. Cockroaches
  4. Experiment
  5. Tribal Convictions
  6. Chaosmongers
  7. Technocratic Manipulators
  8. Macrosolutions to Megaproblems
  9. Brain Scan
  10. Psychic Vacuum


Voivod 'Build Your Weapons' is released on 31st March 2017 via Noise

 Colt 45 To Support Straight Lines In April/May.

Colt 45.Tuesday 28th February 2017
Cumbrian punks COLT 45 are pleased to announce they will be joining Straight Lines on a run of UK tour dates in April/May 2017.

Commenting on the news, drummer Adam Lewis says: "We can't wait to get out on this tour – we've had a few months off and we're raring to go! Straight Lines are an awesome band so it'll be a pleasure to share the stage with them and to hear their brilliant record played live every night." 

Alongside the news, the band are streaming previously the unreleased track 'Lost For Words' from their 2016 EP Snakes & Ladders here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAvwVZSEDZQ

Currently working on the follow up to the critically acclaimed EP, the tour will be the first opportunity for fans to hear new material from the trio, as the band explain: "We've been working hard in the studio for the last few weeks, so these shows will be the first time we get to play our new songs live – it's always the best way to see what people think when you drop new material in to the set."

Further information and new music from the new release will be announced over the coming weeks.

April/May 2017 Tour Dates w/ Straight Lines:

27.04 - Newcastle, Cluny 2
28.04 - Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
29.04 - Cheltenham, The Frog & Fiddle*
30.04 - Bridgend, Hobos
01.05 - Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
02.05 - Leicester, Duffys
* Colt 45 only

 Airbourne Release New Video.

Airbourne.Monday 27th February 2017
AIRBOURNE have revealed a rip-roaring video for ‘It’s All For Rock N’ Roll’, the climactic track on their current studio album, ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’ – their first for Spinefarm Records.

‘It’s All For Rock N’ Roll’ was written about Lemmy, a man the band looked up to, befriended and loved, having shared stages with Motörhead on numerous occasions over their decade-plus career, both in Europe and Australia; when they needed someone to drive a large truck (recklessly, of course) in their ‘Runnin’ Wild’ video (2007), Lemmy was the first name on the list, and he duly obliged with a memorable, authority-baitin’ cameo.

Motörhead’s famous ‘bomber’ lighting rig, a noted part of ’Head history since the late ’70s, was enthusiastically lent to Airbourne by the Motörhead camp, adding real emotional weight to both the ‘It’s All For Rock N’ Roll’ clip and the song itself – an anthemic number recorded to honour one of rock’s most revered and influential figures, and also to celebrate the hard rock genre as a whole, the loyalty and the legacy…

Says Airbourne frontman Joel O’ Keeffe:-
“When Motörhead played, Lemmy was there for the fans and the fans were there for him. It didn’t matter what was happening in the world at that point, because Motörhead was onstage; the crew had everything dialled in, and the crowd were there and lovin’ it – all for rock ‘n’ roll…

“Whenever we were on tour, we looked forward to seeing the festival posters with the big Motörhead logo on there, and now there’s just a big black hole. ‘We are Motörhead, and we play rock ‘n’ roll’, we were so used to hearing that, and when it’s not there anymore, it hits you hard…

Lemmy meant so much to us, and so much to rock ‘n’ roll itself…”

>Watch the video for ‘It’s All For Rock N’ Roll’ via the official Motörhead website here: www.imotorhead.com/world-premiere-airbourne

Airbourne will play at the Download Festival this June, taking to the main stage for the first time, with a headline appearance at the Hard Rock Hell Festival in Wales to follow in November.

‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’Airbourne’s latest / fourth studio album, released last September – saw the band achieving their highest ever week-one chart positions worldwide, entering the German charts at No. 3 and the UK charts at No. 9.

 Blood Youth Set To Release Debut Album.

Blood Youth.Monday 27th February 2017
Harrogate heavy-hitters Blood Youth have unleashed ‘Making Waves’, the second single to be taken from their highly-anticipated debut album ‘Beyond Repair’, set for release on April 7th, 2017, via Rude Records.

Vocalist Kaya Tarsus reveals of the song’s origin and inspiration: “Making Waves is about numbing the pain, erasing memories and the conversations I had with strangers when I was at a very low point. It's about a time when I was living on my own, depressed with no distractions. I found myself just constantly thinking about everything I was going through. I thought that I could fix this by going out every single night, sometimes on my own, just so I could distract myself for a few hours. Ironically, I would always end up feeling so much worse in the morning. Making Waves was actually the first track written for Beyond Repair and inspired the entire album theme.”

Stream the new song here: http://smarturl.it/BYMakingWavesStream

Recording for ‘Beyond Repair’ took place between Jonny Renshaw at Bandit Studios and Robin Adams at The Warehouse, with mixing by Studio Fredman and rounded off with mastering by Alan Douches at West West Side. The result is a blend of furious metal and hardcore, deep and dark with a jolt of adrenaline, offering up guaranteed circle-pit starters in tandem with opening up into massive sing-alongs. As Tarsus puts it: “Beyond Repair is about being angry, it's about how we deal with this anger in the modern age. We were aiming to create something very aggressive but very real. With Beyond Repair, I believe we have achieved just that.”

Pre-order the album here: http://smarturl.it/BeyondRepairPhysical

 All Time Low Announce New Album 'Last Young Renegade'.

All Time Low.Sunday 26th February 2017
Fueled By Ramen band All Time Low has announced details of their label debut, LAST YOUNG RENEGADE. Their highly-anticipated new album, released on June 2nd, will be available later today for pre-order.

LAST YOUNG RENEGADE follows All Time Low's 2015 chart-topping studio album, FUTURE HEARTS, and sees the band moving forward and exploring new sonic territory. Written during stays in the mountains of Big Bear Valley and the desert of Palm Springs, California, LAST YOUNG RENEGADE is a journey of critical self-reflection and catharsis unlike any previous body of work from All Time Low.  Expansive and nostalgic, LAST YOUNG RENEGADE finds All Time Low sublimely crafting a sound that pushes the envelope with songs like, "Last Young Renegade," "Life Of The Party," "Good Times," and "Ground Control" (Featuring Tegan and Sara).

Next month All Time Low will embark on a marathon international headline tour that will see them circumnavigating the planet through mid-May. The European leg gets underway March 10th at London's famed Eventim Apollo and is followed by stops across the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. From there All Time Low will head out for a much anticipated string of shows in Japan, Australia and New Zealand. For updates and ticket information, please visit alltimelow.com/tour.

Forthcoming UK dates:
MARCH
10 – LONDON Eventim Apollo
11 – CARDIFF University Great Hall
13 – SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
14 – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
15  – LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
16  – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
18  – LIVERPOOL Guild of Students
19  – BELFAST Ulster Hall
20  – DUBLIN Olympia
22  – BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
23  – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
24  – SHEFFIELD O2 Academy Sheffield
25 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle
27 – EDINBURGH Corn Exchange
28 – GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
30  – NORWICH Nick Rayns LCR
31  – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

 Art Of Anarchy Release Lyric Video For 'No Surrender'.

Art Of Anarchy.Sunday 26th February 2017
Supergroup ART OF ANARCHY gear up to release their highly anticipated new effort, debuting iconic vocalist Scott Stapp (Creed). The blistering, new hard-rock offering, The Madness, is now officially set for a March 24th release via Another Century.

Today, ART OF ANARCHY have launched a lyric video for the gripping track “No Surrender,” which is also the instant-grat track, along with “The Madness” is available on digital pre-order now.

Check out the lyric video for “No Surrender" here:
https://youtu.be/2SXoSuK59gs

Amazon physical Pre-Order is available here 
Stapp states: In 'No Surrender,' I addressed those moments in life where you've reached a personal crossroads or crisis. That place where your back is against the wall and your left with two choices; cave in and crumble allowing whatever circumstance to break you forever, or to rise up and fight through holding on to that never give up spirit that lies deep within. I detail in the verses personal experiences, as I lived them, that have taken me to that critical place of choice. Am I to give up, stay down and fade away or get up, fight on and never surrender."
ART OF ANARCHY is one of the rare rock bands where each member has a strong identity, and together creates something special. No filler, just raw talent, and dedication to the music and being true to who they are. The members have collectively sold tens of millions of albums worldwide and have a rock pedigree that most artists would be content to rest their laurels on. But while AOA possesses the star power of a rock “super group” in spades, the band’s focus is squarely on songwriting and musical craft.
The most recent addition to the group is Grammy Award winner Scott Stapp, the founder and lead singer of Creed. Stapp replaced the late Scott Weiland (of Stone Temple Pilots) as AOA’s lead singer. Lead guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal hails formerly from Guns N’ Roses, while bassist John Moyer first rose to fame as a member of Disturbed. Twin brothers Jon Votta (guitar) and Vince Votta (drums), meanwhile, first gained renown as fixtures on the New York music scene. 

 Deez Nuts To Support Suicide Silence.

Deez Nuts.Sunday 26th February 2017
After just wrapping up their highly successful “You Are Part Of This Tour 2017” including a sold out show in Hamburg, Gruenspan and a packed Essigfabrik, Cologne, DEEZ NUTS are confirmed as main support for the upcoming Suicide Silence UK dates in March.

DEEZ NUTS
supporting: Suicide Silence, support: Venom Prison
19.03.17 (UK) Southampton - Engine Rooms
20.03.17 (UK) Manchester - Club Academy
21.03.17 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
22.03.17 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
23.03.17 (UK) Bristol Marble - Factory
24.03.17 (UK) London - KOKO

The tour is just a few days prior to the release of DEEZ NUTS' upcoming album which is set for a worldwide release on April 7, 2017.

Check out the new single "Discord" that was released today and find all preorder options for the upcoming album "Binge & Purgatory" here: http://smarturl.it/DeezNutsBP
“Binge & Purgatory” was produced by Deez Nuts and Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid), engineered by Shane Frisby (The Ghost Inside, Bury Your Dead) and mixed and mastered by Pete Rutcho (Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside).

The track listing reads as follows:
1. Binge
2. Purgatory
3. Antidote
4. Commas & Zeros
5. Break Out
6. Discord
7. Lessons Learned
8. Carried By Six
9. Cakewalk
10. For What It's Worth
11. Hedonistic Wasteland
12. Remedy
13. Do Not As I Do

The unique artwork was created by a group of creative individuals with Pat Fox taking care of the design and layout, James Hartley supplying the photos and Tyrrell Winston actualising the compositions.

“Binge & Purgatory” is the follow up to their highly successful album “Word Is Bond” which landed on #34 in the German album charts and on #20 in their native Australia.

DEEZ NUTS
24.02.17 (RUS) Ekaterinburg - Svoboda Concert Hall
25.02.17 (GR) Athens - Modu
26.02.17 (BG) Sofia - Mixtape 5

Summer festivals:
16.-18.06.17 (FR) Clisson - Hellfest
22.-24.06.17 (DE) Gräfenhainichen - With Full Force Festival
04.-06.07.17 (CZ) Hradec Králové - Rock For People
06.-08.07.17 (ES) Viveiro - Resurrection Festival
22.07.2017 (DE) Lindau - Umsonst & Draussen

 PVRIS Announce Second London Show.

PVRIS.Sunday 26th February 2017
PVRIS have added an extra London show to the forthcoming dates due to phenomenal demand.  Having sold out O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in minutes, they have have added a second date on 5th May.

PVRIS previously kicked off 2017 with a huge announcement that they will be support MUSE on their US tour this Summer but will head to the UK & EU first for select shows. This will be the first time on these shores since their support slot at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall.

FULL DATES BELOW
4th May - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK SOLD OUT
5th May- O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London,
8th May - Trabendo Paris, France
10th May - Melkweg, Amsterdam
11th May - Columbia, Berlin

 Death angel Announce August Tour Dates.

Death Angel.FSunday 26th February 2017
San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel, who seemingly never slow down, are very pleased to announce that they will be playing four UK headline shows this August.
Supports to be announced shortly.

Fiery front man Mark Osegueda checked in with the following comment:

“I am extremely proud to announce that DEATH ANGEL will finally be returning to the UK for a string of headlining shows in August of 2017.
These will be the first Death Angel shows in the UK since the release of our album ‘The Evil Divide’!! And we have been biting at the bit to get back there!
Expect nothing less than a special in your face set that will leave exhausted, and satisfied! Yet! Wanting for more!
See you on stage, in the pit, and at the bar”

The Death Angel dates are as follows:
8th August – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
9th August – Glasgow, Audio
10th August – Bridgend, Hobos
11th August – London, Underworld

 Big Jresus Release New Video.

Big Jesus.Sunday 26th February 2017
Big Jesus are giving fans a taste of tour life in the new music video for their track "Always," which premiered on Alternative Press.

To say that Big Jesus had a successful 2016 is an understatement.  Not only did the band tour with Good Charlotte and and release their new album Oneiric, to huge critical acclaim 

Big Jesus have hit the ground running in 2017 as well. They're about to embark on a US West Coast tour with Red Fang 

Contrasting loud and heavy fuzz-laden tones with soft, pop-melodic vocals, BIG JESUS has garnered comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and early Smashing Pumpkins. "Singer/Bassist Spencer Ussery's voice sits somewhere between Billy Corgan and Silversun Pickups' Brian Aubert," says VICE - "but he's more relaxed than either, happy to sit on top of the mix and drive it home rather than battle the concrete guitars around him." Alternative Press featured BIG JESUS as an "Artist to Watch," saying they "tear up the rulebook on the genre and boast one of the very best names in rock to boot."

Oneiric was released in September 2016 via Mascot Label Group.

 Svant Crown To Release New Album.

Svant Crown.Sunday 26th February 2017
Only one more week until SVART CROWN’s brand new album “Abreaction” will be released through Century Media Records on 3rd March 2017. The tracks “Transsubstantiation” and “Khimba Rites” have already been made available. Today the band have dropped new song “Orgasmic Spiritual Ecstasy”, the third new track from “Abreaction” and another impressive demonstration of power.

Check out the brand new video clip or listen to “Orgasmic Spiritual Ecstasy” and pre-order “Abreaction” here:
Video: https://youtu.be/rPwz0ROyLaI
Pre-order: http://smarturl.it/SVARTCROWNCMDistro

“Abreaction” is not your usual easy-listening album. It’s a beast of an album, an abhorrent creature of tremendous dimension, offering 11 tracks of twisted riffs, spectral melodies, infernal voices and orgiastic rhythms, played with highest musical skills and a flawless production. A wild hunt through the vast fields of epic, exalted and extravagant extreme metal. 

“Abreaction” will be released in Europe on March 3rd as a limited Deluxe CD Digipak (unfolding into cross-shape) and limited LP version with gatefold sleeve, 180 g vinyl and a 12-page LP-booklet plus the entire album on CD.

Vinyl collectors! This is the colour split of the LP version of “Abreaction”:
Black vinyl: Unlimited
Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at CM Distro Europe
Golden vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various mailorder stores

“Abreaction” tracklist:

  1. Golden Sacrament (5:23)
  2. Carcosa (3:44)
  3. The Pact: To The Devil His Due (7:21)
  4. Upon This Intimate Madness (4:38) 
  5. Khimba Rites (5:23)            
  6. Tentacion (3:34)                 
  7. Orgasmic Spiritual Ecstasy (4:56)  
  8. Transsubstantiation (6:40)   
  9. Emphatic Illusion (5:43)      
  10. Lwas (1:10)                        
  11. Nganda (6:08)                    


SVART CROWN live
February 23rd – Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
February 25th – Le 106, Rouen, France
March 3rd – Le Metronum, Toulouse, France
March 4th – Jas Rod, Marseilles, France
March 8th – Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium
March 10th – Le Grillen, Colmar, France
March 11th – Les Caves du Manoir, Martigny, Switzerland
August 9th – 13th – Brutal Assault Festival, Pevnost Josefov, Czech Republic

 Eminem announced As Final Reading And Leeds Headliner.

Reading And Leeds.Friday 24th February 2017
Reading and Leeds have confirmed Eminem as the final headliner for this year’s festivals, taking place on 25 – 27 August 2017 at Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds.  Tickets are available here.

Consistently seen as one of the greatest rappers of all time, Eminem is not only a titan in hip-hop but in modern culture itself. One of the biggest selling artists of the 21st century, his razor-sharp wit and impeccable larger than life anthems continue to defy boundaries, with the likes of ‘Lose Yourself’, ‘My Name Is’, ’Not Afraid' and ‘The Monster’ all storming charts and record collections around the world. His return to Reading and Leeds marks an extremely rare opportunity to witness an icon in the flesh, with a set that’ll add another legendary chapter to the story of Eminem.

Melvin Benn commented: “Eminem returning to Reading and Leeds is beyond exciting. His 2013 headline performance was incredible and I can’t wait to have him back. In addition to our third and final headliner (joining Kasabian and Muse) we’ve announced over 70 additional acts to this year’s line up - it’s looking stronger than ever.”

‘Bad and Boujee’ hip-hop superstars Migos will return to the UK this summer, with a huge appearance lined up at Reading & Leeds. One of the most talked-about groups of the year; the trio have become global symbols of a new wave of modern rap following the release of their latest album C U L T U R E. Expect a swagger-filled performance as Migos make their way to Reading & Leeds. 

South London rapper Giggs will continue his march to the top with an unparalleled set at this year’s festivals, bringing the gritty sounds of latest album Landlord to the fields, in a crowning moment for one of the genre’s most defiant voices.

One of the most hotly anticipated returns of the year, HAIM are set to land at Reading and Leeds this summer with a sun-soaked guitar-pop filled performance. Delving into classics from their 2013 debut Days Are Gone and sure-to-be hits from their upcoming new record, it’ll be unforgettable set as rock’s beloved sensations take to the Reading and Leeds stage.

British arena-rock kings You Me At Six will continue their rich history at Reading and Leeds, packing in anthems from their career along with the heavy kicks of latest album Night People. A band born for the biggest stages, Reading and Leeds is set to bear witness to a landmark step from a band that stand head and shoulders above the rest.

A standout success story of 2016, Blossoms have established themselves as national treasures with the release of their self-titled debut, storming to number 1 in the charts and leading to sold-out venues and huge stages wherever they go. Stockport’s finest are set to bring their pop-laden anthems to Reading and Leeds this summer in a performance that marks the next generation of arena-sized icons.

Stand-out alternative pop performances will reign supreme at Reading and Leeds this summer, with Halsey set to bring her powerful electro-tinged hits to the festivals, marking a rise that has seen her become a vital voice for an entire generation. Pop will be in abundance as the voices behind many of the biggest club anthems in the past year, Becky Hill and Charli XCX, head to Reading and Leeds, delivering in-your-face performances that blend cutting-edge electro beats with singalong favourites.

One of the most indisputable voices in British rock, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will continue their incredible rise with another festival-stealing slot at Reading and Leeds this summer. After turning the Main Stage into a crowd-surfing punk masterclass at last year’s festivals, Frank Carter arrives loaded with the runaway success of latest album Modern Ruin, packing even more stadium-sized moments into the Bank Holiday weekend.

Lead by the unmistakable voice of Taylor Momsen, The Pretty Reckless will return to the festivals this year, armed with heavy blues-laden anthems of latest album Who You Selling For. Joining them in triggering mass singalongs at Reading and Leeds this summer are Blush emo-soarers Moose Blood, melodic-rock five-piece Mallory Knox, and punk smashers Marmozets who are set to unveil their invigorating new era after the riotous success of debut album The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets.

The always-seismic presence of explosive Canadians Billy Talent will leave their mark on this year’s festivals, bringing an acclaimed live show that has seen them remain at the top of their game for nearly 25 years. Blistering punk risers Counterfeit will perform at Reading and Leeds this summer, fresh from the release of their hotly anticipated debut album Together We Are Stronger, which sees frontman Jamie Campbell Bower in full voice. They’ll be joined by London trio Puppy, who are set for a true standout moment at this year’s festivals.

Joining them at Reading and Leeds 2017, and set to define an entire summer with anthems are Mancunian art-rockers Everything Everything who will deliver a captivating set of electronic ground-shakers from across their stunning career. Reading hometown heroes Sundara Karma will be bringing indie tales of youthful abandon to the festivals this summer, with Oh Wonder geared to stun the Reading and Leeds crowds with tracks from their mesmerising self-titled debut album. Sheffield’s finest indie upstarts The Sherlocks will continue their journey from packed stage to packed stage with a huge set at Reading and Leeds this summer. Watford squad The Hunna will heat things up on their return to the festivals, and riotous Cabbage will deliver another onslaught that confirms why they’re seen as one of the most exciting new bands in the country. Mesmeric indie-pop groovers Fickle Friends will return to the festivals with their sun-laden anthems, with breakthrough festival moments to come when genre-morphers Inheaven, German ‘Stolen Dance’ songwriters Milky Chance, Ed Nash of Bombay Bicycle Club’s new project Toothless, and stripped-bare electro wizard Tom Misch all take to the Reading and Leeds stage across the weekend.

The explosion of grime and hip-hop will continue to flow through Reading and Leeds, as the festivals once again play host to legendary favourites and the ground breaking voices of the future. Brooklyn’s Flatbush Zombies channel the best of the 90’s East Coast rap era and are set to take on the festival this summer, with hits from last year’s debut album A Laced Odyssey. ‘Pow’ don Lethal Bizzle is set to send festival-goers into a rapturous spin with an explosive set of London grime, while the chilled vibes of Rejjie Snow and BBC Sound Of winner Ray BLK will be dousing the crowds with electric and soulful R&B.

From the down-to-earth freestyle sounds of Dave to the home grown swagger of MIST, the vibrant voices and future favourites in grime, rap and hip-hop can all be found at Reading and Leeds this summer. Avelino, Cadet, MoStack,
J Hus, Angel, Mic Righteous, Geovarn, The Manor, Young T & Bugsey and The Heatwave will all make their unforgettable appearances at the festivals over the Bank Holiday weekend.

>Punchy and gritty in everything they do, Black Lips are set to deliver their distinct brand of punk for a stage show that has to be seen to be believed whilst folk-rock duo Bear’s Den promise panoramic-sized grooves from last year’s Red, Earth & Pouring Rain along with classic favourites from their wistful debut Islands. Ferocious live shows will also come from Tom Grennan, Shame, Phantogram, The Amazons, Louis Berry, Grouplove, King Nun, IDLES, Yonaka, Eden, Prose and Picture This, as they all leave their own stamp on the weekend.

The most talked-about names in current electronic dance music will be heading to Reading and Leeds this summer. International sensation Marshmello, who’s huge remixes of Jack Ü and Zedd, along with sun-kissed anthem ‘Summer’ will make for an electrifying performance. Unmissable beats and sets are also guaranteed from drum ‘n’ bass titan High Contrast, masked heavyweight Jaguar Skills, London jungle king Shy FX with Stamina MC and Katy B who’ll be delivering a storming DJ set. Dillon Francis, Sam Divine, Majestic, Claptone, CamelPhat, TOKiMONSTA, James Organ, Chris Lorenzo, Mullally, Klose One and Star.One will all bring big room DJ sets, alongside a very special performance from acclaimed Dutch trio Noisia and their Outer Edges concept show also confirmed, the latest and greatest are set to take Reading and Leeds as their own this summer.  

These names join a stellar bill already confirmed for Reading and Leeds 2017, joining previously announced headliners Muse and Kasabian, with Major Lazer, Bastille, Two Door Cinema Club, Flume, Fatboy Slim, Wiley, At The Drive In, Architects, Korn, While She Sleeps, Tory Lanez, Glass Animals, Circa Waves, Against The Current, Danny Brown and many more set for a weekend that brings together the most exciting sounds and artists from across the musical spectrum, capturing a year in music like no other.

CONFIRMED TODAY
Angel
Avelino
Bear’s Den
Becky Hill
Billy Talent
Black Lips
Blossoms
Cabbage
Cadet
CamelPhat
Charli XCX
Chris Lorenzo
Claptone
Counterfeit
Dave
Dillon Francis
Eden
Eminem
Everything Everything
Fickle Friends
Flatbush Zombies
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Geovarn
Giggs
Grouplove
HAIM
Halsey
High Contrast
IDLES
Inheaven
J Hus
Jaguar Skills
James Organ
Katy B (DJ Set)
King Nun
Klose One
Lethal Bizzle
Louis Berry
Majestic
Mallory Knox
Marmozets
Marshmello
Mic Righteous
Migos
Milky Chance
MIST
Moose Blood
MoStack
Mullally
Noisia ‘Outer Edges’
Oh Wonder
Phantogram
Picture This
Prose
Puppy
Ray BLK
Rejjie Snow
Rex Orange County
Sam Divine
Shame
Shy FX
Star.One
Sundara Karma
The Amazons
The Heatwave
The Hunna
The Manor  
The Pretty Reckless
The Sherlocks
TOKiMONSTA
Tom Grennan
Tom Misch
Toothless
Yonaka
You Me At Six
Young T & Bugsey

 At The Drive In Amnnounce First Album In 17 Years.

At The Drive In.Friday 24th February 2017
With praise still reverberating from December's unveiling of 'Governed By Contagions', At The Drive In has issued another clarion call from its first album in 17 years: 'Incurably Innocent' is the second track to be released in advance of that record, titled in • ter a • li • a, now available for pre-order and confirmed for release May 5th on Rise Records.

Pitting spacey phaser and thrash-y riffing against a sidewinder hook and siren wail, "Incurably Innocent," described by vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala as "a song about sexual abuse and being able to finally speak out," reveals additional facets of the kaleidoscopic in ter a • li • a (Latin for "among other things"). Produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Rich Costey at Hollywood's Sound Factory, the 11-song 41-minute in • ter a • li • a picks up where 2000's Relationship of Command left off... and rockets off into myriad other trajectories as unpredictable as they are intense.

in • ter a • li • a's release will be immediately followed by a new series of live dates beginning in At The Drive In's native El Paso, Texas and including headline dates at the likes of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and many more before heading to Europe and then to the UK to play Reading and Leeds Festival in August.  

Pre-order the album and find further information, updates and tickets at www.atthedriveinmusic.com.

in • ter a • li • a tracklist:

NO WOLF LIKE THE PRESENT
CONTINUUM 
TILTING AT THE UNIVENDOR
GOVERNED BY CONTAGIONS
PENDULUM IN A PEASANT DRESS
INCURABLY INNOCENT 
CALL BROKEN ARROW 
HOLTZCLAW 
TORRENTIALLY CUTSHAW
GHOST-TAPE NO.9
HOSTAGE STAMPS

SCROLL DOWN FOR ALBUM ART

At The Drive In is: Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Paul Hinojos, Tony Hajjar and Keeley Davis.

Find At The Drive In online at:
atthedriveinmusic.com
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Instagram
Spotify
 
Live shows in 2017:

3/17/17 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
3/18/17 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
3/20/17 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
3/22/17 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
3/25/17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
3/27/17 – Detroit, MI -- The Fillmore
3/29/17 – Toronto, Canada – Rebel (formerly Sound Academy)               
5/6/17 — El Paso TX — County Coliseum                                              
5/8/17 — Phoenix AZ — Marquee Theatre  
5/9/17 — San Diego CA — Soma                         
5/12/17 — San Francisco CA — Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
5/13/17 — Los Angeles CA — Shrine Auditorium
5/17/17 — Mexico City — Pepsi Center WTC
6/7/17 — Austin, TX — Stubb's
6/9/17 — San Antonio, TX — Aztec Theatre
6/10/17 — Houston, TX — Revention Music Center
6/12/17 — Dallas, TX — Southside Ballroom
6/13/17 — Oklahoma City, OK — The Criterion
6/15/17 — Denver, CO — The Fillmore
6/17/17 — St. Paul, MN — Palace Theatre
6/18/17 — Chicago, IL — Aragon Ballroom
6/20/17 — Columbus, OH — Express Live!
6/21/17 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre
8/15-17/17 — St. Pölten, Austria — FM4 Frequency Festival 2017
8/16-19/17 — Paredes De Coura, Portugal — Paredes De Coura Festival 2017
8/16-19/17 — Kiewit, Belgium — Pukkelpop Festival 2017
8/25-27/17 — Weatherby, UK — Leeds Festival 2017
8/25-27/17 — Reading, UK — Reading Festival 2017

 Beans On toast Announce Down The Pub Tour.

Beans On Toast.Friday 24th February 2017
Brisbane trio COLUMBUS have announced that they will hit the studio this week to record an acoustic EP. The record will feature re-worked tracks from last year's debut album Spring Forever, alongside a new song. Intent on demolishing the boundaries that are the studio walls, the band are inviting the outside world to witness the recording process via a live stream on their social media. The first live stream kicked off today.

"All of our songs are originally written on acoustic guitar, so it feels welcoming to be able to go into the studio to create our songs again as a stripped back full band. We've really enjoyed re-working them in a way that suits the songs, and can't wait to show everyone. It's exciting to have a transparent recording process, and to give everyone an insight into how we write and record. "

- Alex Moses, Vocals
COLUMBUS are fresh from touring Australia with Trophy Eyes and their recent slot at Unify Gathering. The band will return to the UK soon, to follow up last year's live debut with Roam and Like Pacific.  

Expect the acoustic EP to drop in Spring/Summer 2017.

 Senses Fail Stream New EP.

Senses Fail.Friday 24th February 2017
Post-hardcore band Senses Fail has teamed up with Billboard.com today to premiere a stream of their forthcoming EP, In Your Absence, which will be released on March 3rd via Pure Noise Records. Fans can pre-order the record now at http://smarturl.it/SensesFail.
Stream In Your Absence now at Billboard.com

In an exclusive discussion with Billboard.com, singer Buddy Nielsen reveals the motivation behind the new acoustic EP's creation, "Our last record was pretty heavy compared to what we have been know for as a band and we thought it would be an interesting juxtaposition to do the exact opposite of heavy. We had planned an acoustic EP before we decided to do the 15 year tour, so they just happened to line up at the same time." 

In addition to the new EP's release, Senses Fail will also be celebrating their 15th anniversary as a band with a headlining North American tour that kicks off next week. The band will be performing their critically acclaimed 2006 album, Still Searching, in its entirety along with other fan-favorites from the last decade and half to round out the set. Tickets are on sale now at sensesfail15.com.

In Your Absence Track List:
1.     Jets to Peru
2.     In Your Absence
3.     Death Be
4.     Family Tradition
5.     Lost and Found


For the last 15 years, Senses Fail has been one of post-hardcore's most celebrated and influential bands. They've released 6 studio albums, including their latest Pull The Thorns From Your Heart, which was released on Pure Noise Records, that have a shared common thread of outspoken political and social commentary that have brought attention to important issues such as equality and human rights. The band's breakout record Still Searching is considered to be a crucial album among post-hardcore fans and marked a turning point for the band's sound blending the band's signature aggressive sound with a newfound emotional sensibility.

 Seether Announce New Studio album 'Poison The Parish'.

Seether.Thursday 24th February 2017
South African grunge-inspired trio SEETHER returns on May 12, 2017 with their seventh full-length studio album, titled 'Poison The Parish'.  The band's first new music in three years is also the first release via front man Shaun Morgan's new label imprint, Canine Riot Records. The album is one of the heaviest and emotionally pure efforts of Seether's extensive and illustrious career. 

Hear the album's epic lead single 'Let You Down' streaming now on Spotify here. To watch the track's beautifully shot horror-tinged video, which has been unveiled today via VEVO, click here

Recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, 'Poison The Parish' marks the first album produced in its entirety by the band's lead singer/songwriter, Shaun Morgan. Playing with a newfound ferocity and purpose, Morgan's dense, melodic grooves and brooding subject matter have a gritty lustre. 

Seether have also recently announced the fifth annual Rise Above Fest, the largest suicide awareness event in the world, which takes place in July in Maine, USA. Partnered with mental health service SAVE, this year's performers include Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Halestorm, and more. Morgan, who lost his brother to suicide and went on to found Rise Above Fest in dedication, was honoured last year with the "Artistic Expression" Award from the National Council for Behavioural Health at the Awards of Excellence in Las Vegas. The festival continues to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for suicide prevention. For Rise Above Fest tickets and information, visit: Rise Above Fest.

Fifteen years in, Seether continues to thrive, pushing their creative boundaries while remaining true to their fiercely loyal, global fan base. The band have steadily racked up over 3.8 million 'likes' on Facebook and well over 250 million plays on YouTube alone. 'Poison The Parish' is the trio at their very best, a gripping and self-assured affirmation of a quintessential hard rock band in peak form.

Pre-Order 'Poison The Parish':
http://smarturl.it/seetherPTPappledlx - Apple Music deluxe
http://smarturl.it/seetherPTPitunesdlx - iTunes deluxe
http://smarturl.it/seetherPTPamznMP3dlx - Amazon digital deluxe
http://smarturl.it/seetherPTPamazonMP3 - Amazon digital
Presale bundles featuring exclusive limited edition merchandise are available at: Seether.com

'POISON THE PARISH' TRACK LIST [cover art & band photo attached]
1.  Stoke the Fire
2.  Betray and Degrade
3.  Something Else
4.  I'll Survive
5.  Let You Down
6.  Against the Wall
7.  Let Me Heal
8.  Saviours
9.  Nothing Left
10. Count Me Out
11. Emotionless
12.  Sell My Soul

 Gojira Announce March UK Tour.

Gojira.Friday 24th February 2017
Grammy nominees Gojira have debuted the official music video for 'The Cell', which is featured on their critically adored new LP, 'Magma'. The video, directed by Drew Cox, sees Gojira delivering a pummeling performance captured by a thermal-imaging camera. Watch it via Gojira's YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/J13GI4Xik1o.

The band return to the UK next month for a string of headline dates, with Code Orange and Car Bomb as support. Tickets are on sale now for the following shows:

Sat 11th Mar - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sun 12th Mar - LONDON O2 Forum  [SOLD OUT]        
Tue 14th Mar - MANCHESTER Academy
Wed 15th Mar - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Thu 16th Mar - LEEDS O2 Academy
Fri 17th Mar - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Sat 18th Mar - BRISTOL O2 Academy

The tour then snakes around Europe before the band head over to the USA for a range of tours with Kyng, Deafheaven, Code Orange, Opeth, and Metallica over Spring/Summer.

Last year, 'Magma' staked its claim amongst the best albums of 2016, earning multiple coveted "Album of the Year" titles whilst earning Gojira their first ever Grammy nominations for 'Best Metal Performance' (for track 'Silvera') and 'Best Rock Album' (for 'Magma').  On release in June, the album took the #1 spot on Billboard's 'Hard Rock Albums' chart, making Gojira the first French band to hold the #1 spot on the chart in its nine year existence. The release marked the highest chart debuts of Gojira's career around the world. 'Magma' is available at all DSPs and at www.Gojira-Music.com in a variety of exclusive bundles.

 Twelve Foot Ninja Announce UK Tour.

Twelve Foot Ninja.Friday 24th February 2017
Twelve Foot Ninja announce their first headline tour of the UK following whirlwind tours of the US and Australia. The last time these genre shapeshifters played to fans in Europe was in 2013 when their London show sold out three weeks in advance and the next day they were the standout new act at Euroblast in Germany, selling more merch than anyone on the line-up except the headliner Meshuggah.

Since then a lot has happened: in 2014 they won Best New Talent at the Golden Gods – the only dedicated heavy music awards in the USA, they’ve broken two crowdfunding records in their home country of Australia (one of which was a world record), they’ve generated over 8 million YouTube channel views, and made it into the pointy end of many Album Of The Year lists. In late 2016, they released their second album OUTLIER through Volkanik, debuting Top 5 US Billboard Hard Rock Albums, and #6 on the official ARIA chart (all genres). The band book ended last year with an ARIA nomination for Best Hard Rock album.

Arguably one of the most innovative heavy bands in the world today with their unique blend of hard rock and other genres rarely associated with head banging, Twelve Foot Ninja are best understood from the moshpit.

This tour will see Twelve Foot Ninja freshly primed from playing to sold out crowds in Australia following the release of their latest video offering called ‘Sick’ - a nine-minute short film with three chapters leading to a totally unexpected conclusion.

Watch “Sick” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHQ121jygSo

Twelve Foot Ninja
OUTLIER Tour
 
Tuesday 11 April – Audio, Glasgow UK
Wednesday 12 April – Think Tank, Newcastle UK
Thursday 13 April – The Flapper, Birmingham UK
Friday 14 April – Rock City Basement, Nottingham UK
Saturday 15 April - Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes UK
Monday 17 April – The Underworld – London UK
 
 
Tickets on sale Friday 24th February from:
twelvefootninja.com/shows

 While She Sleeps Release New Single With Oli Sykes.

While She Sleeps.Friday 24th February 2017
While She Sleeps have revealed their new single 'Silence Speaks', which is the latest killer cut to be taken from their forthcoming third album 'You Are We', set for release 21st April. Modern metal at its finest and most explosive, the track, which got its first play on national radio as Mistajam's Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1, features Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon on guest vocals. It's another reminder that While She Sleeps are one of the UK's most exciting heavy bands and serves as a tantalising taster of what's to come as they gear up to release the new album independent of a record label.

While She Sleeps were putting the finishing touches to 'You Are We' throughout recent months, during which they were also touring with Bring Me The Horizon in no less than three different continents. This creative collaboration followed with Oli recording additional vocals for 'Silence Speaks', adding a further fervent facet to the composition.

The release of 'You Are We' will be accompanied by a full UK tour in April with several shows already selling out. Due to popular demand, several special album release shows have also been added to the While She Sleeps' touring schedule, tickets for which will be on sale at 12pm today. The band are set to play The Old Blue Last in London on 14th April, Kingston's Hippodrome on 15th April and Plug in their hometown of Sheffield on 21st April. See below for further touring details.

With the help of their loyal fanbase, the band have funded the album project through Pledge Music and are currently at over 160% of their initial goal. While She Sleeps have already revealed three cuts from 'You Are We', in the form of the anthemic 'Hurricane', the album's title track and the visceral social commentary of 'Civil Isolation'.

Made with Carl Bown, who also produced 'Brainwashed', the songs that comprise 'You Are We' are full of as much force, focus and determination as ever. This new and vital body of work will continue the band's trajectory as one of the most inspiring, riotous and important voices in British music today, demonstrating both their continued musical evolution and their incisive social conscience. Yet while these are brutal anthems that paint a vivid picture of a post-Brexit Britain, they stand as both the most universal and most personal songs of the band's career.

TOUR DATES:
http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeTour  
APRIL
14/04 – Old Blue Last, London, UK – NEW DATE
15/04 – Hippodrome, Kingston, UK – NEW DATE
20/04 – Fibbers, York, UK 21/04 – Sheffield, Plug, UK – NEW DATE
22/04 – The Dome, London, UK – SOLD OUT
23/04 – The Dome, London, UK – SOLD OUT
25/04 – Concord 2, Brighton, UK
26/04 – Talking Heads, Southampton, UK
27/04 – O2 Academy 2, Oxford, UK
28/04 – The Fleece, Bristol, UK
29/04 – Academy 2, Manchester, UK
MAY
01/05 – Academy, Dublin, UK
02/05 – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast, UK
03/05 – Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
05/05 – Sugarmill, Stoke, UK
06/05 – Waterfront, Norwich, UK
08/05 – Riverside, Newcastle, UK
09/05 – Garage, Glasgow, UK
10/05 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
12/05 – Asylum, Birmingham, UK
13/05 – Stylus, Leeds, UK
OTHER
25-27/08/17 – Reading & Leeds Festivals  

 Wireless Festival 2017 Is Go.

Wireless Festival.Sunday 24th February 2017
Wireless Festival is returning to London's Finsbury Park for the ultimate summer party. Taking place 7th– 9th July, Wireless 2017 will play host to global superstars Chance The Rapper, Skepta and The Weeknd, who will be joined by some of the biggest names in music. Weekend and day tickets are availablehere.

Twelve years since first being introduced on to the festival calendar, Wireless has grown to become the biggest urban music event in the UK, bringing some of the world's hottest acts and emerging talent to the capital.

Headlining Friday is Chance The Rapper, who is rapidly establishing himself as the hottest hip-hop artist of his generation. Since the release of his first official mixtape 10 Day in 2012, he's won three Grammy Awards, collaborated with Kanye West on the critically acclaimed Life of Pablo, and clocked over fifty-seven million streams of his debut album Coloring Book. Having recently announced his 40 date US tour, including two sold out shows at the Hollywood Bowl, this is one act not to miss at Wireless 2017.

Following a momentous performance with Boy Better Know last year, London's very own grime luminary Skepta will return to Finsbury Park as Saturday's headliner. Last year saw his ground-breaking album Konnichiwa receive a well-deserved Mercury Prize among countless other awards and take his music worldwide. This summer, Wireless is delighted to host Skepta performing to his home crowd.

Known for some of the biggest hits of the past year, two-time Grammy Award Winner The Weeknd will be closing Wireless Festival on Sunday. The performer, producer and songwriter made history in November 2016 by breaking Spotify records with single 'Starboy', which still hold the record for most streams in 24 hours by a single artist.

Bryson Tiller will be bringing crowd pleasing singles 'Don't' and 'Exchange' to Finsbury Park for a UK Festival Exclusive at Wireless 2017, alongside the "James Dean of rap" G-Eazy. Swedish songstress Zara Larsson and the young and talented Post Malone are also set to perform on the Main Stage.

Already a big fan of performing at Wireless Festival, Base Defense League Big Narstie will be back with a number of bassline dropping hits. Gritty and atmospheric Flatbush Zombies, comedic rapper Lil Dicky, poetic Chicago rapper Noname and Californian rapper Nef The Pharaoh have also been added to the line up.

Dynamic hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, stereotype defying rapper Young Thug and the flame-haired Lil Yachty all join the line up for UK Festival Exclusives performances. Also performing are grime legend and godfather Wiley, 'Temperature' dancehall superstar Sean Paul, UK rap crew Section Boyz, and Capital Xtra Show host DJ Charlsey who will open the festival on the Saturday and Sunday.

Underground British sensation Yungen, 18-year old rapper Dave and Mr Gangster With Banter MoStack, are set to carry out unmissable sets. Further acts to perform on the Saturday are hip-hop meets grunge rap artist Jez Dior, Walthamstow's Big Tobz, the much talked about The Age of L.U.N.A and The Royal Foundation winners, now major label signed Young T & Bugsey.

Regarded as one of the best MC's of all time and with a career spanning over 20 years which includes hits 'One Mic', 'N.Y. State of Mind' and 'If I Ruled the World', Nas will be making a UK Festival Exclusive appearance at Wireless on the Sunday. Also added is R&B and rap fused Tory Lanez; the Toronto born artist known for hit single 'LUV', renowned producer Ty Dolla $ign, and the one of a kind Tyga who will be bringing with him five studio albums that include tracks 'Rack City' and 'Faded'. Nigerian singer songwriter WizKid,catchy buzz rapper Lil Uzi Vert and 'Panda' celebrated Desiigner will also perform.

Mike Skinner and Murkage present Tonga will be at Finsbury Park this July, alongside a long awaited performance from one of the biggest hip-hop successes to come out of Australia, Hilltop Hoods. London's grime queen and an artist to watch out for this year Stefflon Don, teenage marvels AJ X DENO, and popstar Yuna will be joined by 'Stereotype Freestyle' rapper Cadet, grime purist Abra Cadabra, and storyteller Topaz Jones for the ultimate music experience this summer.

All artists announced today:
Chance The Rapper
Skepta
The Weeknd
Abra Cadabra
AJ X DENO
Big Narstie
Big Tobz
Bryson Tiller (UK Festival Exclusive)
Cadet
Dave
Desiigner
DJ Charlsey
Flatbush Zombies
G-Eazy
Hilltop Hoods
Jez Dior
Lil Dicky
Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Yachty (UK Festival Exclusive)
Mike Skinner and Murkage Present TONGA
MoStack
Nas (UK Festival Exclusive)
Nef The Pharaoh
Noname
Post Malone
Rae Sremmurd (UK Festival Exclusive)
Sean Paul
Section Boyz
Stefflon Don
The Age of L.U.N.A
Topaz Jones
Tory Lanez
Ty Dolla $ign
Tyga
Wiley
WizKid
Young T and Bugsey
Young Thug (UK Festival Exclusive)
Yuna
Yungen
Zara Larsson

 The Chainsmokers Release song With Coldplay.

The Chainsmokers.Friday 24th February 2017
GRAMMY Award-winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers have released their brand new single with Coldplay, "Something Just Like This." Following four consecutive Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Hits (including the record-shattering hit "Closer"), "Something Just Like This" was debuted with a surprise live performance from both acts at the Brit Awards just moments ago and is available now via the above platforms. Check out the lyric video, directed by James Zwadlo, HERE.

The Chainsmokers have also officially set a release date for their highly-anticipated debut album, entitled 'Memories...Do Not Open.' The full-length album is set to release on April 7 and is available for pre-order now.  'Memories...Do Not Open' will feature "Something Just Like This" as well as The Chainsmokers' current Top 10 radio hit and Gold-certified single "Paris," as well as 10 additional brand new, never-before-heard tracks from the hit-making duo.

The Chainsmokers recently announced their 40 city 'Memories...Do Not Open' North American arena tour, which kicks off on April 13 in Miami, FL and will stop in major cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping in June. Multi-platinum artist Kiiara will join The Chainsmokers as special guest on all dates.

 Knuckle Puck Announce Tour Dates.

Knuckle Puck.Friday 24th February 2017
Pop-punk band Knuckle Puck, are proud to announce brand new music in the form of a special & 7 inch, due out 9th June in the UK. An online version will be available on 17th March.

"It's been awhile since we've released new music, but we're more than pleased that "Calendar Days" and "Indecisive" are the beginning of the next chapter of our band." says the band.

Knuckle Puck 7inch
Track 1: Calendar Days
Track 2: Indecisive
The band will tour the UK this June with Wallflower including a Download Festival appearance.
7th June Old Blue Last, London
9th June Fighting Cocks, Kingston
10th June Download Festival, Donnington
11th June Deaf Institute, Manchester
12th June Audio, Glasgow
13th June Exchange, Bristol

 Rob Zombie Announces Download warm Up Show.

Rob Zombie.Friday 24th February 2017
Rob Zombie is back this summer with a full European tour.

Rob will be performing at the historic 'Download' festival in England as well as France's 'Hellfest' and dates in Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The tour will also include a headline slot at the O2 Academy, Glasgow. All shows are on sale now. For further details please visit http://robzombie.com/tour-dates/

Live:
Friday 9th June                    O2 Academy Glasgow
Saturday 10th June                       Download Festival – Headline Second Stage
Monday 12th June             Luxembourg - Den Atelier
Tuesday 13th June                         Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
Wednesday 14th June      Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
Friday 16th June                 Clisson, France - Hellfest
Sunday 18th June              Dessel, Belgium – Graspop
Tuesday 20th June                         Stockholm , Sweden – Grona Lund Tivoli
Thursday 22nd June          Halden, Norway – Tons Of Rock Festival
Saturday 24th June                       Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell

As well as Zombie CLASSICS, Rob will be performing tracks off this 2016 release 'The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser' which included the video hits 'Well Everybody's Fucking In a U.F.O', and 'In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High'. The album charted at no 6 on the Billboard TOP 200 selling 40,000 copies in its first week.

 Slam Dunk Festival 2017 Adds Loads More Acts.

Slam Dunk festival.Friday 24th February 2017
The multi-dimensional, progressive-rock band, Coheed and Cambria announced today that they will be performing their landmark third album, "Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness", in its entirety at a special UK show at London's Koko as part of the NEVERENDER GAIBSIV tour.

Good Apollo, The epic 72-minute recording considered by most as the bands most progressive album, and including two of the band's most known singles (Welcome Home and The Suffering) and selling over a million records worldwide. The band's legion of fans grows every year, and the NEVERENDER concept now holds a special place within the culture of the Coheed community. NEVERENDER is the moniker given to these album performances by the band and it first started in 2008, when Coheed performed their first 4 albums over 4 nights – completing the feat in 4 different cities – New York, London, Chicago and Los Angeles.  The band's concept albums lend themselves particularly well to the live setting. 

Singer Claudio Sanchez also announced on CBR.com (Comic Book Resources) his plans to release a 12-issue comic book for "Good Apollo" as part of his The Amory Wars series which comes this spring from Boom! Studios.  The story, which loosely follows the lyrics of the album, centers around protagonist Claudio Kilgannon and the shocking discovery that he is The Crowing, an entity prophesied about in the holy book, who must dole out God's judgment to destroy the universe. http://www.cbr.com/exclusive-claudio-sanchezs-amory-wars-returns-with-new-series-in-april/

Two tiers of VIP tickets will be available, Platinum Meet & Greet tickets and Gold Early Entry tickets which both include the chance to see the band play an acoustic song before doors open for everyone else!

Tickets are on-sale from 11am on Tuesday 21st February priced from £27.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 Avatarium To Release Third Studio Album.

Avata17.Tuesday 21st February 2017
Sweden's doom darlings AVATARIUM are back with their third studio album and once again, singer Jennie-Ann Smith and her gentlemen cast a spell over you with a truly magical sound experience - 'Hurricanes And Halos' will take the world by storm on May 26th and contains eight majestic new tracks.

Once again, AVATARIUM rely on beauty and darkness, heavy guitars and fragile sounds,  unique female vocals and the mystic vintage blues sound from the 60s, while still staying on modern ground and trusting into the haunting soul of doom rock. Six out of the eight new tracks were forged by CANDLEMASS wizard Leif Edling, but guitar master Marcus Jidell and singer Jennie-Ann Smith also contributed to the songwriting and formed a worthy successor to 'The Girl With The Raven Mask' - an album that topped multiple soundchecks in 2015 and brought them the 'Up And Coming'-award from German Metal Hammer.

The new album was produced by Marcus Jidell himself, while David Castillo (KATATONIA, BLOODBATH, OPETH) recorded and mixed it in the famous Ghost Ward Studios and the mastering was done by Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, SEPULTURA). Together they created an organic and warm sound that sets 'Hurricanes And Halos' apart from the over bred, electronically optimized mass.

"Recording Hurricanes And Halos has truly been an emotional roller coaster for me and I do think that has contributed to a pure and vibrating energy on the album. I am deeply proud of what we have achieved together," states lead singer Jennie-Ann Smith and guitar wizard Marcus Jidell adds: "It feels like the two previous albums and the EPs lead us to this one, it's been a natural flow to where we are today, musical and emotional wise"

If you haven't ordered the last AVATARIUM album 'The Girl With The Raven Mask' yet, you can get it here: http://nblast.de/AVATARIUMRavenMask

More on 'The Girl With The Raven Mask':
'Pearls & Coffins' official music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYWC6ZlRmjA
'Girl With The Raven Mask' official track & lyrics:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHiM5RHOwhk
'Hypnotized' official track & lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzr21X90eTY

 Tarja Announces Two UK Headline shows..

Tarja.Tuesday 21st February 2017
Tarja is very proud to announce two headline UK shows in 2017.

The UK shows will be a fantastic celebration at the end of a very successful year for Tarja. 2016 saw the release of a mini album "The Brightest Void" and her fourth studio album "The Shadow Self", the heaviest record to date, to widespread critical acclaim. The first single (on both albums) "No Bitter End", collected the essence of Tarja's new work: massive guitar riffs, a driving beat and of course Tarja's incredible vocals to create a powerful soundscape, that will be un-missable live.

The versatile singer is following up on the success of the multi-platinum and gold awarded previous records "My Winter Storm" (2007), "What Lies Beneath" (2010) and her most recent album "Colours In The Dark" (2013) which charted all over the globe including 4 Top 10 entries.

Tarja has announced two UK shows to support the release of both mini and studio album. Dates are as follows:

UK Shows 2017
Thu 9th March     Manchester, Academy 2
Fri 10th March    London, KOKO

 Voivod To Release Best Of 1986-1988 Album.

Voivod.Tuesday 21st February 2017
Noise are pleased to announce to the very best of Voivod 1986-1988 via Noise Records on 31st March 2017.

Their three albums for the Noise Records label from '86 to '88 ran the gauntlet from the initial speed metal overkill of 'RRRÖÖÖAAARRR', followed by the more experimental studio processes forged on 'Killing Technology', then onto the more realised progressive tendencies of 'Dimension Hatröss', which used studio sampling for the first time and, in doing so, laid the basis upon which many progressive metal bands have followed ever since. 

"Noise certainly helped us to grow as a band, and I am thankful to them for giving us the opportunity to get that sort of recognition. Back then, we were part of an exciting thrash metal scene, one that was exploding. When we began the journey with Noise, all of us were in our early 20s. But thanks to the doors they helped to open, we are still playing music today. That alone is something we are grateful for."  

Voivod's founding drummer, Michel Langevin

Voivod are a Canadian heavy metal band from Quebec that formed in 1982. They started out as a speed metal band, while adding a mix of progressive and thrash metal to create their own unique style. They were one of the first thrash bands from Canada to receive international acclaim. The band have released eleven studio albums and a number of EPs, live albums, demos and DVDs. The band is still touring and are set to release a new album in 2017.

Tracklisting:

Disc 1

  1. Korgull the Exterminator
  2. Fuck Off and Die
  3. Ripping Headaches
  4. Thrashing Rage
  5. The Helldriver
  6. Build Your Weapons
  7. Killing Technology
  8. Overreaction
  9. Tornado
  10. Forgotten In Space            


Disc 2
  1. Ravenous Medicine
  2. Order of the Blackguards
  3. Cockroaches
  4. Experiment
  5. Tribal Convictions
  6. Chaosmongers
  7. Technocratic Manipulators
  8. Macrosolutions to Megaproblems
  9. Brain Scan
  10. Psychic Vacuum

Voivod 'Build Your Weapons' is released on 31st March 2017 via Noise

 The Iron Maidens announce UK Tour.

The Ironmaidens.Tuesday 21st February 2017
After their triumphant UK debut in 2016, the world’s one and only all-female Iron Maiden tribute return to our shores in October, and this time they’re here to conquer the land of their idols
beyond London.

Frontwoman Kirsten Chickinson can’t hide her excitement: ‘Having played the UK last year - and even getting to meet some of the original members of Iron Maiden - was a dream come true.  So returning to Iron Maiden Holy Land to play even more UK dates really takes the biscuit!  I can't say I'll have my pilot's license in time to fly us over but maybe they'll let me drive the lorry between shows!’. Chickinson and her hot troopers have announced a five date tour, which will see them bringing their electrifying live extravaganza back to the capital’s O2 Islington Academy and to Leamington Spa, Cardiff, Sheffield and Reading.

Overwhelmed by the enthusiastic fans reception, Linda comments ‘Playing our very first show in London last year was an energetic kick in the butt! Some of the audience traveled from quite far, we understand, to make this one special show. They were absolutely AMAZING! It took us 15 years to finally get here and we are SO glad to announce our return with 5 shows this time!’

Book now and get ready to scream for the loudest, sexiest and most talented metal maidens
either side of the pond!

Tickets are onsale now, details and booking info as follows:
DATE                          CITY                            VENUE                                   BOOKINGS

October
Wed 25th                   Cardiff                       The Globe                              https://goo.gl/6TBMiB
Thur 26th                   Reading                    Sub 89                                    https://goo.gl/dkCZu1
Fri    27th                   Leamington Spa       Assembly                                https://goo.gl/CrjFG0
Sat   28th                   Sheffield                   Plug                                        https://goo.gl/pdrDwd
Sun  29th                   London                     O2 Islington Academy            https://goo.gl/z7ykPw

London tickets are £20.00 (subject to booking fee) Doors 7pm.  See venue websites for other times and prices.

The Iron Maidens are Kirsten ‘Bruce Chickinson’ Rosenberg on vocals, Linda ‘Nikki McBURRain’ McDonald on drums, Nikki ‘Davina Murray’ Stringfield, Courtney ‘Adriana Smith’Cox on guitars and Wanda ‘Steph Harris’ Ortiz on bass. All band members are highly trained professionals with diversified musical backgrounds, ranging from orchestral and musical theater to blues and rock.
Formed in 2001 in Southern California, they have quickly established themselves as one of the most notorious tribute act in the US, progressively expanding their fame far and beyond the Americas. They have conquered the attention of fans and fellow musicians with their musical prowess and electrifying live shows, where they perform hits and fan favourites from all phases of Iron Maiden’s career with appearances by mascot Eddie, the grim reaper, the devil and more.

The Iron Maidens have been joined on stage by the likes of Alex Skolnik from Testament, Lemmy, Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, Anthrax’ Scott Ian and Judas Priest’s Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens. They were chosen to support Danzig, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Nightwish and Nevermore amongst others. They’ve been featured in Playboy and Hustler as well as Rolling Stone, Guitar World and Drum magazine.

Up the Irons!

 Hayseed Dixie Announce Massive UK Tour.

Hayseed Dixie.Tuesday 21st February 2017
Hayseed Dixie began one innocent Summer day in 2000 when John Wheeler and Mike Daly drank roughly enough whiskey to float a battleship from the Florida Coast over to Portugal and back and decided to play around in John's studio. Having spent the previous few years touring around with assorted country hat-acts, John had assembled a proper pile of recording equipment. Thus when he and Mike discovered in their drunken epiphany that the Lost Highway of Reverend Hank Williams and the Highway to Hell of Bishop Bon Scott were indeed the same identical stretch of tarmac, they were well and truly prepared to document this revelation in situ.

East Nashville, Tennessee in the Summer of 2000 was a proper Bohemian party place, and a few friends stopped by, drank some of John's whiskey, and played and sang on this recording here and there, as was the custom of the times. And ten AC/DC songs were suddenly reimagined and recorded forever anew, entirely reinvented as Appalachian Mountain hillbilly rave-ups. Everyone danced (oh how they danced!) around the studio room and out onto the porch and drank more whiskey. (You should have been there. Really. You should have.)

Now, functioning well as "Exhibit A" in the demonstration of how one's beginnings rarely know one's ends, Hayseed Dixie have evolved into a proper force, one that most people either love, hate, or have never heard of. There isn't really any middle ground, nor should there be. But fourteen albums - consisting of both original material and reinterpretations of previously rendered songs - and global physical *sales in excess of half a million copies, with over 1,200 live shows in 31 different countries testify: Hayseed Dixie are the undisputed creators of the musical genre, Rockgrass. There are many copycats, converts, and disciples out there. Accept no imitations.

And now, holding up their own idiosyncratic mirror to an unsettled and unsettling 2017, Hayseed Dixie offer up their 15th studio album, a collection of both original songs and reinterpretations of R&B and Soul classics. Dance with them as they probe the queries: "Why do we still believe there is such a thing as 'race'?" "Are concepts like 'nations' and 'nationality' really useful to people who lay bricks or perform kidney stone surgeries?" and "Why does every song always sound better with a banjo in the mix?" The boys are seeking after the root core categorical commonality that runs like an eternal golden braid throughout all of humanity. Then they will buy it a drink!


Free Your Mind And Your Grass Will Follow is released worldwide on April 14th on Hayseed Dixie Records.
 
Tracklisting:

  1. Buffalo Soldier (lead track out 7th April)
  2. What's Going On
  3. Oliver's Army
  4. Move It In The Night
  5. Ball Of Confusion
  6. So Quickly We Forget
  7. The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
  8. Black Or White
  9. Vom Selbern Stern
  10. A Change Is Gonna Come
  11. When The World Gets Small
  12. Love Train
  13. Ain't No Country Big Enough


Hayseed Dixie will play the following UK dates throughout April and May:


April
17th Princess Pavilion Falmouth
18th Globe Cardiff
19th Fleece Bristol
20th Concorde2 Brighton
21st The Junction Cambridge
22nd The Garage London
24th Waterfront Norwich
25th Arts Centre Colchester
26th Chinnerys Southend
27th Club Academy Manchester
28th O2 ABC Glasgow
29th Ironworks Inverness
30th Bonfest Kirriemuir

May
2nd Wylam Brewery Newcastle
3rd Welly Hull
4th Brudenell Social Club Leeds
5th Hanger34 Liverpool
6th The Sugarmill Stoke
7th Slade Rooms Wolverhampton
9th Roadmender Northampton
10th The Venue Derby
11th The Plug Sheffield
12th Picturedome Holmfirth

 Body Count Back With New Single 'No Lives Matter'.

Body Count.Monday 20th February 2017
The wait is finally over, as ICE-T’s BODY COUNT is back and more vicious than ever. Their highly-anticipated new, full-length album “Bloodlust” is set for a March 31st release via Century Media Records and the impactful music video for the scathing new track, “No Lives Matter,” can be viewed and pre-ordered now at the link below. 
https://youtu.be/hlk7o5T56iw

BODY COUNT, the gangster-metal collective that made music fearsome to mainstream America, their renegade track “Cop Killer” sending politicians, parents and law enforcement officials into a proverbial tailspin when it was released unto the world a quarter-century ago. That’s not to say Ice-T and BODY COUNT have been silent over the past 25 years, but as Ice is quick to point out, you can’t start a movement if people aren’t willing to move.

“Music happens in climates,” the BODY COUNT front man says when asked about his expectations for the band’s new opus, the aptly titled “Bloodlust”, a razor-sharp collection of social right hooks and body blows that paint a picture of an America in utter and complete shambles. “Groups like Rage Against The Machine and Korn were born when the world was in turmoil, then music went into this delusional period where hip-hop became about nothing more than poppin’ bottles. Now we have impending doom again, racism is at an all-time high and it’s our season again. This is the optimal time for a BODY COUNT record.”

 Youth Killed It Release Video For '(Jean-Claude) Van Mann'.

Youth Killed It'.Monday 20th February 2017
British alternative rockers Youth Killed It have released a new song titled ‘(Jean-Claude) Van Mann’ - the second to be taken from their upcoming debut album “Modern Bollotics”, due out on 12th May 2017 via Rude Records

Check out the crazy animated video for ‘(Jean-Claude) Van Mann’ at the below link:
http://smarturl.it/JCVMAnimatedVideo

‘(Jean-Claude) Van Mann’ follows the “awful karaoke/Elvis tribute” video for Youth Killed It’s previous single ‘Popstar’. The new video ironically recalls the acrobatic fighter Jean-Claude Van Damme but with an additional story behind it, as lead singer Jack Murphy explains:

(Jean-Claude) Van Man is a tune about getting knocked back and thrown around by doing music. Sometimes it's up, sometimes it's down and sometimes you generally think ‘what's going on here?’. Then it all comes down to the fact that we don't know how to do anything else and we are proud of that. It's a fun way of dealing with probably some form of denial. The song is literally written about the last 5 years of my life driving a van and working/playing shows and being another one lost in the yellow pages under self-employed tradesmen. Jean-Claude Van Damme taught me everything I needed to know about how to deal with road rage, so it seemed fitting to tribute it to my subconscious mentor. Thank you for 'Blood Sport' & 'Kickboxer' Jean!”

Youth Killed It’s debut album “Modern Bollotics” is charged with strong bass lines, crisp guitar sounds and heavy drums that recall funk and hip-hop. A musical recipe guaranteed to leave you with earworms that’ll be stuck in your head for days, along with the uncontrollable urge to move!

“Modern Bollotics” pre-orders available here: http://smarturl.it/YKIBolloticsPhysical

 Biters Release New Single.

Biters.Monday 20th February 2017
Atlanta rockers BITERS have released a new song, 'Stone Cold Love' from their upcoming studio album, 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be'. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFY2j22YGJQ.

'The Future...' is set to hit stores on 19th May via Earache Records.  The album, produced by Dan Dixon, is the follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed 'Electric Blood' and lands in the wake of a UK/European tour this Spring (dates below).

You can pre-order the album digitally at iTunes - http://bit.ly/bitersfuture-itunes and get 'Stone Cold Love' right away. You can also order signed copies, bundles and vinyl from http://biters.earache.com/
BITERS frontman Tuk tells us about how 'Stone Cold Love' came to be; "I sat down with my buddy Scott (Stevens) to write a tune.  We sat for hours trying to come up with something that felt perfect, but were hitting a dead end.  We said 'fuck it' and went to his local hang out, ate some cornbread, drank a few beers and talked about music.  We spoke about T Rex, Queen and Slade, shit like that, how cool those big drum grooves were.  Right then a light bulb went off and we headed back to studio with a fresh start and within hours finished writing the song, demoed it and tracked lead vocals!  I was so fucking delirious I couldn't tell if it was good or not.  A few weeks later, Scott sent me the finished demo while I was on tour in Kansas. I remember cranking it in the van outside of this fake old wild west town and thinking ,"Goddamn, this is so good!"

BITERS are blazing a trail across the globe with their electrifying live shows.  In March, they undertake a 24-date European tour with label mates Blackberry Smoke which will see them playing to over 50,000 music fans, including a date at London's iconic Roundhouse.  UK dates rack up as follows:

Mon 27th Mar - OXFORD O2 Academy
Tue 28th Mar - LONDON Roundhouse
Wed 29th Mar - NORWICH UEA
Fri 31st Mar - MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 1st Apr - DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Mon 3rd Apr - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Tue 4th Apr - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Thu 6th Apr - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Fri 7th Apr - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sat 8th Apr - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre

 The Bouncing Souls Announce UK Tour.

The Bouncing Souls.Monday 20th February 2017
Bouncing Souls have announced UK shows this June.

You can see the band at the following dates supported by The Great Collapse and Great Cynics:

19 June – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – ENGLAND
20 June – The Hairy Dog, Derby – ENGLAND
21 June – Owl Sanctuary, Norwich – ENGLAND
22 June – The Dome, London - ENGLAND

Tickets on sale now. 

 Royal Thunder Debut New Song FRom Forthcoming Album 'Wick'.

Royal Thunder.Monday 20th February 2017
Critically acclaimed rock band Royal Thunder have debuted the much-anticipated first song from their new album WICK, out April 7 via new label Spinefarm Records. Listen to 'April Showers' HERE.

The album is available for pre-order HERE.

"A lot has happened in life between Crooked Doors and WICK. This song was a life raft and an outlet while we were on the road. It was a song that we lived in and looked forward to playing, live. Personally, it gave me the freedom to release my emotions and process my thoughts while I was on the road.  We hope you enjoy this song. And we appreciate your support, sincerely. We present to you....April Showers."Mlny Parsonz

WICK finds Royal Thunder at their creative summit. It's a deeply personal, introspective effort, bolstered by monolithic riffing and the sort of lyrics and vocals that sear themselves into your brain... permanently. 

The track listing and cover art for WICK are available below...

ROYAL THUNDER WICK TRACK LISTING:
1. Burning Tree 
2. April Showers 
3. Tied 
4. We Slipped 
5. The Sinking Chair 
6. Plans 
7. Anchor 
8. WICK 
9. Push 
10. Turnaround 
11. The Well 
12. We Never Fell Asleep

 Firespawn Release New Single From Forthcoming Album.

Firespawn'.Monday 20th February 2017
“The Reprobate”, the second album by Sweden’s death metal commando FIRESPAWN, is set for release on April 28th 2017. But today you can already check out the track “Blood Eagle”, a less-than-3-minutes blasting assault, that lays down the band’s line of approach unequivocally: Remorseless, impetuous death metal, combing the sombre maliciousness of ancient Swedish death metal with technical finesse and untameable ferocity. Check out “Blood Eagle” here:

Video: https://youtu.be/Inx_Nfr9QaI
Stream/download: http://smarturl.it/FirespawnTR
;
“The Reprobate” will be released as Digipak CD, deluxe LP (with Gatefold sleeve, 180 g vinyl, poster, inlay and the entire album on CD) and as digital download/stream.

More news to be revealed in the upcoming weeks.

 Backyard Babies To Release Brand New DVD.

Backyard Babies.Monday 20th February 2017
Backyard Babies are pleased to announce the release of their brand new live DVD: "Live At Cirkus", on 24th February via GAIN Music Entertainment.

Recorded at the legendary Cirkus on 10th February 2016, in Stockholm, the release captures Backyard Babies bringing to life their distinctive sound that blends sleaze rock with nuances of punk. With more than one hour of filmed content, the DVD contains hit singles like "Th1rte3n or Nothing", "Brand New Hate" and "Minus Celsius".

Backyard Babies returned to the rock scenes after a five years hiatus in 2015, releasing the critically acclaimed album "Four By Four", via GAIN Music Entertainment.
                                                                                                                                                                       
Formed in 1989 the line-up of the band has never changed, and neither has the collective desire to claim a key and colorful chapter in the annals of rock 'n' roll. Since 1989 Backyard Babies have released seven studio albums and won two Swedish Grammys.

Backyard Babies are ready to hit the UK roads once more. The band will join Black Star Riders on a full regional tour in March 2017.

Tour dates:
Wednesday 8th March                     o2 ABC, Glasgow
Thursday 9th March                            o2 ABC, Glasgow
Friday 10th March                                o2 Academy, Newcastle
Saturday 11th March                         o2 Academy, Leeds
Sunday 12th March                             o2 Ritz, Manchester
Tuesday 14th March                           Rock City, Nottingham
Wednesday 15th March                                    UEA, Norwich
Thursday 16th March                         o2 Academy Bristol
Friday 17th March                                o2 Kentish Town Forum, London
Saturday 18th March                         o2 Institute, Birmingham
Sunday 19th March                             o2 Academy, Bournemouth

 PVRIS Announce One Off London Show For May.

PVRIS'.Monday 20th February 2017
PVRIS have already kicked off 2017 with a huge announcement that they will be support MUSE on their US tour, then have today announced four shows in UK & EU this coming May. This will be the first time on these shores since their support slot at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall.

FULL DATES BELOW
4th May - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
8th May - Trabendo Paris, France
10th May - Melkweg, Amsterdam
11th May - Columbia, Berlin

Tickets on sale 24th February www.pvris.com/shows

The band— vocalist Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian MacDonald—and producer Blake Harnage are currently putting the finishing touches on the much-anticipated follow-up to 2014's White Noise, the album that prompted MTV to write, "get acquainted with the mysteriously awesome PVRIS before they become the biggest thing in rock. For fans of The Neighbourhood, CHVRCHES, and Paramore, PVRIS are the best thing since sliced bread."
 
The trio, who are nominated for an iHeartRadio award for "Best Underground Alternative Band," is certainly living up to the hype: over the course of the past several months, they performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," were spotlighted on "Last Call with Carson Daly," hit the road with Fall Out Boy and Awolnation for a North American arena tour and were featured on the cover of Alternative Press. That followed a year in which they hit No. 1 on Billboard's "Emerging Artists" and "Trending 140" charts, played to packed-house crowds around the world and racked up over 12 million total YouTube views and 15 million total streams in the US alone (the latest being more than 15.1 million Spotify streams and 3.4 million views for their "You And I" video). The band is led by 21-year-old vocalist Lynn Gunn, who the Huffington Post described as "a force that cannot be denied."

 Bristol's Weatherstate Release New Single.

Weatherstate'.Monday 20th February 2017
Bristol's Weatherstate are back with another slice of riff-fuelled, pop-tinged, punk perfection in the form of new single 'Sympathy', which has been revealed along with accompanying video to coincide with their five date UK tour. Dire Bloom and Six Time Champion join them on this run of shows which kicked off this weekend.

Weatherstate explain the thinking behind the track, which was premiered last night on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show - "Sympathy is about how the decisions you make socially can affect the future situations you find yourself in, and at the same time, being completely unapologetic about it. The end game is the result of your own actions. We all have shit going on. It's trying not to feel bad for your own actions, and not expecting others to necessarily be sympathetic towards you."

'Sympathy' is a taster of what's on the way from Weatherstate, as they're currently finishing up the writing process for their debut album, which will hopefully see the light of day later this year via Failure By Design Records.

Tour Dates & Ticket Links: 
February w/ Dire Bloom & Six Time Champion:
18/02 - Manchester, Zombie Shack - http://bit.ly/2gFwAUW
19/02 - Southampton, The Alex - http://bit.ly/2gfkeH9
20/02 - London, Black Heart - http://bit.ly/2h6Yf1G
21/02 - Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge - http://bit.ly/2ha8RgB
22/02 - Brighton, Sticky Mikes - http://bit.ly/2ho7rhM
April:
29/04 - Teddy Rocks Festival, Blandford Forum - http://bit.ly/2k0PKqT

 Papa Roach Release New Single 'Help'.

PApa Roach'.Sunday 19th February 2017
PAPA ROACH PREMIERE NEW TRACK & VIDEO FOR 'HELP'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSecjqcO3Jk

Papa Roach have given fans a taste of their forthcoming ninth album with a video for their new single 'Help'.  The track dropped earlier today, Friday 15th February and is available across all digital streaming platforms via Eleven Seven Music. The new album is expected to be released in May.

"Help" was produced by Nicholas "Ras" Furlong and Colin Brittian, who grew up listening to Papa Roach and inspired the band to revisit some of their early influences.  "We really followed our instincts and tried something unproven," explains Furlong.  "We ended up morphing the band's best 'old school' traits into a courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach in the 21st Century." Lyrically the new offering, touches on the personal, yet relatable, theme that surrounds the universal struggle of surviving mental health issues.
 
Papa Roach teased fans late last year with the viral release of "Crooked Teeth" (LISTEN HERE), which is nearing 2M streams on Spotify. Featuring one of the album's more unorthodox moments—the 808 bass drop into a metal breakdown, "Crooked Teeth" hit the online community, exciting fans all over the world who are expecting an album as dynamic as their classics INFEST and Getting Away with Murder.

Papa Roach will be heading out on a Canadian tour with Sum 41 during April, followed by a handful of US festival dates.  More dates will be announced soon via their website: www.paparoach.com/tour

 More Bands Added To Ramblin Man Fair 2017.

Rmablin Man Fair.Sunday 19th February 2017
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful second year in 2016, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2017!
Ramblin' Man Fair is the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances. The event is a unique experience fast becoming a staple of the UK festival calendar.

The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30-acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, Eurostar via Ashford Int'l and Channel Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
Ramblin' Man Fair for the first time adds a third day, The festival will now be open from 4pm on Friday 28th July with the first wave of bands announced below!
The festival will be split into four stages over three days. Stages announced so far include Planet Rock Mainstage, Prog In the Park Stage, Outlaw Country Stage and Blues Stage. New for 2017 is a Guest stage unique to next year's event more details of which will emerge in a later release. Announced acts to date are:
 
Friday 28th July
Planet Rock Main Stage
Saxon (Main Stage Headliner)
Y&T
Last in Line
Graham Bonnet Band

Saturday 29th / Sunday 30th July

Planet Rock Main Stage
ZZ Top (Main Stage Headliner / UK Festival exclusive)
Extreme (Main Stage Headliner / UK Festival exclusive)
Dokken (UK Exclusive)
Black Star Riders (Special Guests)
Supersonic Blues Machine (First Ever UK Show)
Glenn Hughes
Blues Pills
Monster Truck
Danny Worsnop
British Lion
Jared James Nichols
Colour Of Noise

Prog in the Park Stage
Kansas (Prog in the Park Stage Headliner)
Magnum
Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash
Focus
I Am The Morning
The Gift


Blues Stage
Joanne Shaw Taylor (Blues Stage Headliner)
The Quireboys (Blues set)
Tyler Bryant
Aaron Keylock
Big Boy Bloater

Outlaw Country Stage
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band (Headliner)
Dan Baird & Homemade Sin
Steve "N" Seagulls
Ghoultown
Whiskey Dick
Jessica Lynn

Grooverider Stage
Rival Sons (Headliner)
Vintage Caravan
The Kyle Gass Band
The Picture Books
Lionize
Dirty Thrills

 Trahs Talk For Together Fest.

Togetherfest'.Sunday 19th February 2017
TogetherFest comes to London's Electric Ballroom next Saturday the 25th of February 2017.

TogetherFest featuring YOUTH OF TODAY, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, TRASH TALK, VANISHING LIFE and WOLF DOWN will be touring around Europe before coming to London.

Tickets on sale now at SeeTickets: http://www.seetickets.com/event/togetherfest-youth-of-today-american-nightmare/electric-ballroom/1042178 

First up is Germany's own WOLF DOWN opening the night with the fervor and respite of their recent Incite & Conspire LP. Known to hate fascists and welcome refugees, Wolf Down bring the political heat to the TogetherFest mix, a one, two, punch with LOVE tatted on the right fist and HATE on the left.

Next up VANISHING LIFE throw down like Jaques Lacan vs. Greg Ginn. On the strength of their recent debut LP Surveillance TogetherFest will be VL's first appearance outside of the US. Featuring members of ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Bad Religion, Rise Against and Quicksand, VL is a true amalgam of assassins urging you to enjoy yourself because it's later than you think... Only then L.A.'s TRASH TALK take the stage like a bathtub full of meth spilling into your unsuspecting eyes and ears. T.T. the band are an extension of their art collective located in one of the few remaining industrial corners of Los Angeles. Trash Talk have been touring actively since 2005 and have taken their unique strain of HC from house shows to festivals around the world culminating in their fourth full length No Peace released on Odd Future Records, crowd participation is mandatory.

This year it's a unique honor for TogetherFest to present one of the most influential and innovative hardcore bands of the last two decades, Boston's own AMERICAN NIGHTMARE. A.N. brought a much needed emotional depth and dark imagery to a 90's hardcore scene that still looks and sounds like the future. A.N. pointed the way for countless bands, Glassjaw, My Chemical Romance and New Found Glory to name a few that site AN as a major influence. TogetherFest will be A.N.s first European tour since reforming in 2011.

And to close the night is the legendary Youth Of Today in classic 88' line up, featuring Ray Of Today, Porcel on guitar, Sam Seigler on drums and yours truly on bass. Back in 89' Y.O.T. was the first New York Hardcore band to tour Europe, seven months later the Berlin Wall fell. Coincidence? Perhaps, but after a handful of raved about Festival appearances, TogetherFest marks Y.O.T.'s triumphant return to tour form. Wake up Pegida, U.K.I.P and Donald Trump, at TogetherFest it's time to "BREAK DOWN THE WALLS!!!".

SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY, ELECTRIC BALLROOM , LONDON

 Venom Inc sign To Nuclear Blast.

Venom Inc'.Sunday 19th February 2017
In mid-2015, former VENOM member Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, together with original members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn and Tony "Abaddon" Bray, formed a second incarnation of Britain's seminal black metal band. After coming together under the flag VENOM INC, history began to write itself once again. Now, after proving their lasting prowess on the road and at festivals internationally throughout the past year, the band is pleased to announce their signing with premier international heavy metal label Nuclear Blast Records. The band is scheduled to release a new album this year - more details coming soon!

Nuclear Blast A&R Manager Jaap Wagemaker states, "Nuclear Blast is very stoked to welcome Mantas, Abaddon and the Demolition Man as new members of the Nuclear Family! We grew up with the first three albums that Mantas and Abaddon recorded and made them legendary, and that led the foundations to black metal! I've also been a big fan of ATOMKRAFT with the Demolition Man as well! I've already had the pleasure of working with Mantas and Abaddon early 90's when there was a tribute released, 'In The Name Of Satan', and when they did the reunion show at Dynamo Open Air! A couple of years ago I saw them perform with VENOM INC - their first ever concert at Keep It True and ever since then the band have proven to be road warriors and have played around the globe answering to the calls of their legions!

This year I received the first demos and they proved that they are still built of iron and steel and that they have returned at full force! The band is ready to write another chapter to their legendary status! It is with great pride that we welcome VENOM INC to Nuclear Blast!"

VENOM INC's Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan states, "It is my greatest pleasure to announce we are now part of the superb Nuclear Blast team and roster! Nuclear Blast is a label run by people who care about their art, know what they are doing and hold their artist roster, and the fans, to the highest standard and level of respect. Their roster includes some of my biggest musical heroes. Those artists, combined with our friends on the exceptional Nuclear Blast staff, are what makes this label the very best. Top artists and a great team. I feel humbled and grateful to join their ranks. I know we will give all we have to make this partnership the very best in every way it can possibly be. For this opportunity, I thank them. ALL HAIL AVE!"

VENOM INC's Jeff "Mantas" Dunn adds, "It is an absolute honor and a privilege to now be part of the Nuclear Blast roster. I would like to thank all involved in this journey and our arrival at this prestigious destination. The one thing that I think that I can proudly say is that this has been realized through sheer hard work, perseverance and determination, and of course the amazing support from our lifeblood... THE FANS. I have to admit that I am overwhelmed and humbled by the faith and belief bestowed upon us by our management and now our new home, Nuclear Blast. So now, we have a new beginning with firm foundations in every respect. MAXIMUM RESPECT!"

Additionally, VENOM INC is now represented by Breaking Bands LLC (TESTAMENT vocalist and co-manager Chuck Billy, Adrenaline PR CEO Maria Ferrero, and former MegaForce Records and Crazed Management owners Jon and Marsha Zazula) for management, as well as Hexagon Booking Agency (Jerome Haultier) for booking in Europe and the UK and Circle Talent Agency (Dan Rozenblum) in North America.

Jon Zazula states, "Mantas and Abbadon have been friends of the Zazula family for 35 years, and it was Dolan that got us all together. We'll see where it goes! I must say that their new album is über heavy – you're going to love it!"

Maria Ferrero recalls, "I'm so happy to be able to work with VENOM INC! This band is so close to home and to my heart, as one of the first shows I ever saw was the VENOM show that Jon and Marsha presented as Rock N Roll Heaven Presents in 1983. I've always believed in whatever they did, and to have Jon and Chuck as partners and to be able to continue to do this with people like VENOM INC brings it back around full circle. We're ready to knock this out of the park, have fun, succeed and pave the way for bands of the future."

Chuck Billy adds, "Congratulations to VENOM INC for signing a multi-record deal with Nuclear Blast. I couldn't be more proud to have such an iconic band added to the Breaking Bands LLC roster, as well. Wishing them the best of luck - the best is yet to come!"

VENOM INC are set to perform at several festivals in Europe throughout 2017, including stops at Hammerfest Festival, Inferno Festival, Heavy Metal Cauldron and others. The band will perform classic VENOM sets. See below for all current performance dates:

23.03.  UK       Pwllheli - Hammerfest
01.04.  UK       Glasgow - Lords Of The Land Festival

13.04.  N         Oslo - Inferno Festival
29.04.  P          Barroselas - Barroselas Metalfest
24.07.  SLO      Tolmin - Metaldays
27.10.  FIN       Helsinki - Heavy Metal Cauldron

 Once Human Relese New Album 'Evolution'.

Once Human'.Sunday 19th February 2017
Once Human have released their new studio album ‘Evolution’ today. While the video for their first single “Eye Of Chaos” now exceeds the 2.5 million views, a new video for their song “Dark Matter” is now available on YouTube.

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/OTua2ZrZr7M

Evolution is not just the title of Once Human’s sophomore release, it’s an armor-plated declaration. Having made waves with their 2015 debut, The Life I Remember, the band have dramatically progressed beyond the melodic death metal sound of that release into something more complex, emotional, distinct, and devastatingly heavy.

“Having been focused on recording, producing and developing bands, I had not picked up the guitar out of passion for twelve years but as soon as I started writing with Lauren (Hart, vocals) I fell in love with what we were making, and I wanted to play in the band and get back on stage,” states guitarist Logan Mader, whose name will be familiar to metalheads not only for his production and/or mixing work on records from the likes of Gojira, Fear Factory and Devildriver, but also as the original guitarist in Machine Head, and his late 90s stint in Soulfly.

With the lineup rounded out by drummer Dillon Trollope, bassist Damien Rainaud and guitarists Skyler Howren and recent recruit Max Karon, everything about Evolutionmakes it clear that this is a band pushing itself to deliver something that truly stands apart. “Our first record was getting the ball rolling, but now it’s as if we’re a totally different band. We really found our sound and our identity, it’s quite unique and I think what we’re doing is really on fire.”

With the intensity and range of Hart’s roar having drastically increased, she unleashes it across complex and constantly shifting time signatures, and thick, contorted riffs that land with sledgehammer force. However, this is not only about bludgeoning the listener into submission, the violence often juxtaposed with eerie atmospherics and dark melodies to create something with great depth.
Tracklisting:

  1. Flock Of Flesh
  2. Eye Of Chaos
  3. Mass Murder Frenzy
  4. Gravity
  5. Dark Matter
  6. Paragon
  7. Drain
  8. Killers For The Cure
  9. Passenger

 He Is Legend To Release Debut Album 'Few'

He Is Legend'.Sunday 19th February 2017
Having recently announced their global signing to Spinefarm Records, North Carolina's He Is Legend is will release their new album and label debut "few" on April 28th.

The band have revealed the brilliant first track from the album  - "Sand".  Take a listen here 
Pre-orders for the album are now live here.

As well as a US headline tour, He Is Legend have announced a run of dates in UK and Europe in support of the new album. Be sure to catch this incredible band at one of the following shows:

April

28th Germany, Hamburg, Kleiner Donner
29th Belgium, Antwerp, Groezrock Festival
30th Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg Theatre

May

1st Germany, Frankfurt, Nachleben
2nd France, Paris, Les Etoiles
3rd Germany, Cologne, Artheatre
4th Germany, Berlin, Cassiopeia
5th Germany, Munich, Orangehouse
7th UK, Southampton, Joiners
8th UK, Manchester, Rebellion
9th UK, Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
10th UK, Glasgow, G2
11th UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
12th UK, London, The Dome
13th UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
14th UK, Bristol, Exchange
 
Tickets for all shows are on sale now - be quick!!

 The Lounge Kittens Announce UK Tour.