Tokio Myers Announces UK Tour.

Tokio.Tuesday 21st November 2017
With his debut album riding high in the midweeks and after selling out his original run of dates, the winner of Britain's Got Talent 2017, multi-talented pianist, composer and producer Tokio Myers announces a further 7 UK shows in April 2018 including a show at The Forum on the 20th.

Tickets for the new dates on sale Friday 24th November at 9am from here

It's been a blockbuster year for the Londoner so far, who since winning BGT has seen preorders for his debut album go through the roof, sell out his UK tour in under 8 hours, play to hundreds of commuters at the launch of the #Platform88 initiative with TFL and Yamaha Music, live at Tottenham Court Road tube station, play his epic single 'Angel' on the X Factor to an audience of millions with a performance on the Royal Variety show still to come next month (TX-ing December 17th). Catch Tokio at the following UK shows next year:

April 2018
Mon 2nd    EDINBURGH, The Queens Hall
Weds 4th    Gateshead, Sage                             SOLD OUT
Thurs 5th    Manchester, Albert Hall                 SOLD OUT
Sat 7th    Edinburgh, The Queens Hall         SOLD OUT
Sun 8th    Birmingham, O2 Institute               SOLD OUT
Tues 10th    London, Printworks              SOLD OUT
Fri 13th    BRISTOL, O2 Academy 1
Sun 15th    LIVERPOOL, Philharmonic Hall
Tues 17th    LEEDS, O2 Academy
Wed 18th    MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
Thurs 19th    CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Fri 20th   LONDON, O2 Forum Kentish Town

Featuring a mix of original songs as well as innovative and inventive re-workings, 'Our Generation' includes the hypnotic original compositions 'Baltimore' and 'To Be Loved', plus 'Bloodstream', a cover of Rudimental and Ed Sheeran's hit, The Weekend's 'Angel' as well as 'Children' by the late Robert Miles.

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands To 2018 Festival.

Bloodstock Open Air.Tuesday 21st November 2017
BLOODSTOCK are excited to announce four more additions to their August 2018 line-up.
German metal legend, DORO will be our Friday night Sophie Lancaster stage headliner!  With a career spanning over 30 years and 17 studio albums under her belt (including 4 with Warlock), DORO's current label Nuclear Blast recently celebrated her 30 year anniversary with a 3 DVD box set, 'Strong & Proud'; a great place to start if you're not clued up on the Metal Queen.  Get a taster of what she does best with this live cut of 'Raise Your Fist In The Air' from Wacken - https://youtu.be/VOPRAID_4UA.

WWE wrestling star Chris Jericho's band, FOZZY join Sunday's Ronnie James Dio main stage line-up.  Currently rampaging across Europe, the Century Media outfit dropped their seventh album 'Judas' last month and have racked up more than 10 million views of the title track's video.  Check it out at: https://youtu.be/lqURPBtGJzg.

Swedish death metal outfit, BLOODBATH will lay waste to the main stage on Friday.  Guitarist Anders Nyström tells us "After eight years, our time has come to put the BLOOD back in BLOODSTOCK!"  Not familiar with this supergroup featuring members of PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA and OPETH?  Investigate their video for 'Church of Vestitas', taken from 2014's 'Grand Morbid Funeral' opus at https://youtu.be/whjf6LKmFYQ and ready yourself for their long-awaited return!

Landing a Saturday spot on the main stage are Greek symphonic death metal squad, SEPTICFLESH.  First formed back in 1990, the pioneers unveiled their tenth record, 'Codex Omega' in September.  Record label, Season Of Mist are streaming the whole beast including a 360° video for 'Dante's Inferno' over at https://youtu.be/gSE0UPuiVnM.

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday night headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday headliners, NIGHTWISH already announced, along with EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, COMBICHRIST, NAILS, ORDEN OGAN and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.

BLOODSTOCK's first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets are now SOLD OUT!  The final allocation, the last batch of VIP deluxe packages and a limited amount of VIP upgrades priced at £145 (for those who've already bought 'early bird' tickets) will become available at 9.00am on 16th December in the ticket store.  Mark your calendars and don't delay if you want to join us in 2018's VIP Serpents Lair, as they're moving faster than ever before!

Weekend tickets are still available in very limited numbers at an 'early bird' price (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20!  To keep up with inflation and increased costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the 'early bird' allocation sells out. Camper van pitches are also available now.

If you already know you can only attend for a single day, sign up for a day ticket reminder email as day tickets do not go on sale until next summer.  Register your day ticket interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

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

 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Release New Single.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.Tuesday 21st November 2017
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are currently putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming eighth studio album, the follow-up to 2013's 'Specter At The Feast', entitled  "Wrong Creatures" which will be released on January 12th 2018. 

The band have already treated fans to three instant grat tracks, first single "Little Thing Gone Wild"  a dirty, sexy, rollicking ride of big licks and heavy bass – which was the inspiration for the LP's title, drawing on a lyrical passage. "Lord you hear me loud into my soul speaker, why won't you let me out, you've got the wrong creature'.  Next up came the Cave-esque murder balladry of "Haunt" , followed by 'Question of Faith'.   On 2oth November the band will be making a fourth track available – 'King Of Bones'.
Preorder link for the album is HERE

"Little Thing Gone Wild," "Haunt" and 'King of Bones' are among several new songs from the forthcoming album that are being performed on the band's current European tour. For tickets and information, visit http://www.blackrebelmotorcycleclub.com/tour/

BRMC - Robert Levon Been — Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Peter Hayes— Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Vocals and Leah Shapiro — Drums, Backing Vocals, Percussion, started to formulate the album in the summer of 2015. Shapiro was six months clear of  life-saving brain surgery for Chiari Malformation, a rare disorder the restricts the flow of spinal fluid between the brain & spine . The trio had come off a tour and began sketching out new songs in their private lockout space appropriately nicknamed 'The Bunker' in North Hollywood. "It's a crazy making machine, it can chew you up good, I mean we literally toured 'till the wheels came off and Leah's brain literally started leaking out of her head" says Been. "I know I've battled on and off with mental depression, and Pete's head never came with any proper instructions."

Nick Launay, famed for his work with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire and most significantly here Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, came in to produce the album, and became a fundamental part of the BRMC machine, providing the band with a sounding board. "I find myself writing about death a lot," says Hayes. "I find myself having a discussion with death, which sounds dark. For me, it's dark humor." Adds Been "We are truly an island – come hell or high water, so it's usually best to dress accordingly. Though I'm not sure what the proper attire is when drowning in fire. But leather usually goes with everything."

The band have just delighted their UK fans with an extensive tour, and are now in mainland Europe. The remaining dates are: 
November
20th  Amsterdam  Paradiso, Netherlands (SOLD OUT)
21st  Antwerp  De Roma, Belgium
22nd  Paris  Elysee Montmartre, France (SOLD OUT)
25th  Hamburg  Grosse Freiheit, Germany (SOLD OUT}
26th  Berlin  Columbiahalle, Germany
27th  Cologne  Live Music Hall, Germany
28th  Munich  Tonhalle, Germany
30th  Milan  Fabrique, Italy

December
1st  Lausanne  Les Docks, Switzerland
2nd  Zurich  Samsung Hall, Switzerland
3rd  Vienna  )

 Falling In Reverse Announce 2018 European Tour.

Falling In Reverse.Tuesday 21st November 2017
FALLING IN REVERSE have shared their feverishly incendiary new video for 'Fuck You and All Your Friends' from their critically acclaimed new album "Coming Home", out now via Epitaph Records.

The video, which features the band in performance mode so intense that it's practically possessed, can be watched here: https://youtu.be/0rVwuowU6Fs

The band have also announced a 2018 European tour, which will take place in January and February. Support comes from The Word Alive and Dead Girls Academy.

Dates are as follows:

JANUARY
17.01 Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL) - TICKETS
18.01 Lido, Berlin (DE) - TICKETS
19.01 Pumpehuset, Copenhagen (DK) - TICKETS
20.01 Fryshuset Klubben, Stockholm (SWE) - TICKETS
22.01 Nosturi, Helsinki (FIN) - TICKETS
24.01 Pustervik, Gothenburg (SWE) - TICKETS
25.01 Gruenspan, Hamburg (DE) - TICKETS
26.01 Zoom, Frankfurt (DE) - TICKETS
27.01 Arena, Wien (AT) - TICKETS
29.01 Dynamo, Zurich (CH) - TICKETS
30.01 Technikum, Munchen (DE) - TICKETS
31.01 Luxor, Cologne (DE) - TICKETS

FEBRUARY
01.02 Zappa, Antwerp (BE) - TICKETS

Revolver described "Coming Home" as "a sonically cohesive" album in its band profile, while Outburn, which featured the band on its summer cover, called the album "sonically gripping from start to finish and impressive every step of the way, with neither Radke nor the band losing their edge" in its 10 out of 10 review.

Meanwhile Alternative Press raved in its four-star review that "the album maintains a brilliant balance between uplifting and confessional, playful and serious. It's the most real, honest, and self-aware record that FIR have released to date."

Watch the cinematic, Stranger Things-inspired video for 'Superhero' here: https://youtu.be/Wdz5quqdwjI

Watch the epic and atmospheric video for 'Coming Home' here: https://youtu.be/L3QB4VnUOUA

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
www.fallinginreverse.com

 Stiff Little Fingers Announce 2018 UK Tour.

Stiff Little Fingers.Tuesday 21st November 2017
Stiff Little Fingers are set to embark on a 12-date headline tour in March of 2018 with special guests Ruts DC.
The band will also be playing 3 large outdoor summer shows with a rotating bill including The Selecter, The Beat and Buzzcocks.

Stiff Little Fingers live shows are always special events. None is more special than the band's annual sold out St Patrick's Day show held at the famous Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow.  2018 will see the band celebrate their 27th year in a row playing there. Last year the band celebrated their 40th anniversary, with what is now one of their most successful UK tours ever. In recent years the band have performed spellbinding performances including a headline sold out hometown show in Belfast's Custom House Square and playing Hyde Park with Green Day.

Formed in 1977 in Belfast Stiff Little Fingers were among some of the pioneers of punk rock. Joining ranks with the likes of The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Buzzcocks, and Undertones they brought in a new era of music. Their music was a culmination of their own experiences and the political strife they witnessed, growing up at the height of "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland, from this many notable songs forth came, including "Suspect Device" and "Alternative Ulster". These were the first of what became SLF's signature style: lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and a delivery that rings of honesty and commitment. It's this raw edge that defines the band and their continued vulnerability is what makes their music so relatable – allowing them to draw back fans time and time again.
 
UK TOUR DATES
9th March                 Cardiff – Tramshed
10th March              Bristol – 02 Academy
11th March              Norwich – The Waterfront
13th March              Manchester – 02 Ritz
14th March              Nottingham – Rock City
16th March              Newcastle – 02 Academy
17th March              Glasgow – Barrowlands Ballroom
18th March              Inverness – Ironworks
19th March              Aberdeen – The Lemon Tree
21st March               Reading – Sub 89
22nd March              Brighton – Concorde 2
23rd March              London – 02 Forum
25th May                  Leeds – Millennium Square
26th May                  Hatfield – The Forum
27th May                  Birmingham – NEC Lakeside

Tickets available from all usual outlets.

 Epica Announce UK Tour Supports.

Epica.Tuesday 21st November 2017
Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA are proud to announce the supports for their upcoming ‘The United Principle’ 2018 UK tour: Danish metal sensation MYRKUR and US progressive metallers OCEANS OF SLUMBER!

Tour dates:

06.04.18 Rock City – Nottingham
07.04.18 02 ABC 1 – Glasgow
08.04.18 O2 Academy – Bristol
10.04.18 Tivoli – Dublin
12.04.18 O2 Ritz – Manchester
13.04.18 O2 Forum - London
Tickets and VIP upgrades are available here: www.epica.nl/tour

EPICA recently released their brand new live video for ‘Consign To Oblivion’, which was captured during the band’s sold out show at the Zénith in Paris last February where the band closed their most successful European tour to date together with an excited legion of 5,000 fans!

The video was captured and edited by Panda Productions.
Check out this stunning video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkqyyUTCMUQ

EPICA celebrates 1000th show anniversary at 013 Tilburg!

On Saturday 14th April 2018 – just after their UK tour - the symphonic metal icons, along with support from Myrkur and Oceans Of Slumber, will celebrate their 1000th show anniversary at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. After their recent sold out shows in the Netherlands, EPICA is more than proud to announce that they will perform this mile-stone event at the legendary 013 venue, the exact same venue where it all started for the band 16 years ago!

Vocalist Simone Simons stated: "Back in 2002, we could have never imagined that one day we'd be playing our 1,000th live show! This couldn't have happened without the support of our dearest and most loyal EPICA legion, so in order to make this an unforgettable night, we've invited some very cool guests to perform with us!"

Guitarist Mark Jansen added: "I remember our very first show at 013, Tilburg as if it was yesterday. Back then we were supporting ANATHEMA, but now 16 years later, we'll have the honour to be celebrating our 1,000th show at the same venue as headliners. We could have never achieved this without the support of our loyal fans, so we definitely wanted to make this an amazing night to celebrate all together with also some very cool special guests! We hope to see you all in Tilburg!"

 Within Temptation Announce November 2018 UK Tour.

Within Temptation.Tuesday 21st November 2017
WITHIN TEMPTATION are delighted to reveal plans for their Autumn/Winter 2018 UK & European headline tour. Intended to kick off the band's next album campaign, the tour will take them to 33 cities in 18 countries. More details of the new album will be announced at a later date.

This run of dates ends the longest break the band has ever taken from touring. Lead singer Sharon den Adel explains, "When our last tour finished, I was having a rough time. I realised I needed take some time out with my family to deal with things and to rediscover myself. It took much longer than expected, but 2 years on, things have changed for the better. I created my solo album ("My Indigo") which helped me deal with my issues. And afterwards I suddenly found myself with an aching hunger again for more heavy, epic music. Then the music started to come by itself. I knew for sure that our seventh album was coming after all. So here we are... presenting our seventh tour and luckily it's not going to take so long anymore because we are all more than impatient to get out there again!"

An exclusive presale for tickets starts NOW on WITHIN TEMPTATION's website at www.within-temptation.com. Fans can access the presale by joining the band's complimentary new fan club, with other cool perks to come! General ticket sales start on November 24th.

The UK shows are presented by Metal Hammer. Editor Merlin Alderslade enthuses, "Metal Hammer has been the natural home for all things WITHIN TEMPTATION for the band's entire career, so we couldn't be more delighted to be involved in what is going to be one of the biggest tours of 2018. It's a match made in heaven, and we'll see you right down the front. Horns up!" 

Full dates are as follows:

October 2018
11 – Krasnoyarsk (RUS), Grand Hall Siberia
13 – Novosibirsk (RUS), House Of Culture
15 – Yekaterinenburg (RUS), Kosmos
17 – Nizhny Nivgorod (RUS), Milo Club
18 – Moscow (RUS), Stadium Club
19 – St. Petersburg (RUS), A2
20 – Espoo (FIN), Metro Areena
22 – Stockholm (S), The Annex
23 – Oslo (N), Sentrum Scene
24 – Copenhagen (DK), Valby Hallen
26 – Poznan (PL), Sala Ziemi
27 – Warsaw (PL), Torwar

November 2018
09 – Birmingham (GB), O2 Academy
10 – Manchester (GB), O2 Apollo
11 – Glasgow (GB), O2 Academy
13 – London (GB), O2 Academy Brixton
16 – Paris (F), Le Zénith
17 – Antwerp (B), Lotto Arena
19 – Cologne (D), Palladium
20 – Luxembourg (L), Rockhal
21 – Zürich (CH), Samsung Halle
24 – Amsterdam (NL), AFAS Live
25 – Groningen (NL), MartiniPlaza

December 2018
08 – Berlin (D), Columbiahalle
09 – Hamburg (D), Mehr! Theater
11 – Prague (CZ), Forum Karlin
12 – Budapest (H), Tüskecsarnok
13 – Vienna (A), Gasometer
15 – Milan (I), Fabrique
16 – Ludwigsburg (D), MHP Arena
17 – Munich (D), Zenith
18 – Frankfurt (D), Jahrhunderthalle
22 – Tilburg (NL), O13

 Five Finger Death Punch To Head Out On UK Tour.

Five Finger Death Punch.Tuesday 21st November 2017
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, who have evolved into one of Hard Rock's top heavyweights over the last decade, kicked off their biggest European tour to date thrilling fans with a massive new stage production and newly added songs to their setlist at a sold-out Hartwall Arena in Helsinki on Tuesday night, alongside Sweden's IN FLAMES and special guests, OF MICE & MEN. The tour hit its second stop last night at the sold-out Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden. Check out this taster clip from Tuesday's show - https://youtu.be/hZqhuIEAix8

Tickets for the package, which blazes a 25-date trail across European arenas, are flying out the door. With many dates including Paris, Stockholm, Oslo and Prague already sold out and several others major cities rapidly approaching full capacity, the tour has become the Autumn's hottest arena rock show ticket.  Secure yours today by heading to www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com for full info and various VIP options.

The band's new single, Trouble - their first new music in over two years – has become their biggest streaming debut for a lead track, clocking up in excess of 1 million plays in less than a week, half of those in the UK & Europe.  In addition, the track stormed to #1 and top 5 spots on iTunes' Metal and Rock charts around the globe.

Trouble's resounding success furthers the Las Vegas based band's path of exponential growth and achievement. To date, they've amassed over 2.3 billion streams, close to 9 million song downloads and almost 8 million album sales around the globe. Their previous six albums have all received gold certification in the US, with 2009's War Is The Answer album reaching platinum status. In turn, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are also one of the most popular rock bands streaming on Spotify today.

Trouble serves as the lead single from 5FDP's forthcoming Greatest Hits collection, A Decade Of Destruction (out 1 Dec).  Pre-order A Decade Of Destruction or go HERE to purchase the track via iTunes or stream via Spotify or Apple Music. Special blood red vinyl and blood red cassette pre-order bundles are available exclusively from https://ffdp.tmstor.es/.

IN FLAMES are set to reveal a special treat for their fans when they take over Depeche Mode's Facebook page all day today, 17 November.  Get a taste of it here.  The tour's special guest, OF MICE & MEN have also launched a video for brand new song, 'Warzone' taken from their upcoming album, 'Defy' (out 19 Jan).  Check it out HERE.
See all remaining tour dates below.
17 November – Stockholm  Sweden - Ericsson Globe
18 November – Oslo, Norway - Spektrum
20 November – Copenhagen, Denmark - Royal Arena
21 November – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
22 November – Berlin, Germany – Velodrome
24 November – Oberhausen, Germany – KP Arena
26 November – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
28 November – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
29 November – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
30 November – Padova, Italy – Geox Theatre
02 December – Stuttgart, Germany – HMH Schleyerhalle
04 December – Paris, France – Olympia
05 December – Luxembourg, Luxembourg  – Rockhal
06 December – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
08 December – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
11 December – Madrid, Spain – Wizink Centre
12 December – Barcelona, Spain – Sant Jordi Club
14 December – Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto
15 December – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
17 December – Birmingham, UK  – Birmingham Arena
18 December –  Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
20 December –  Leeds, UK  – Leeds First Direct Arena
21 December –  London, UK –  SSE Wembley Arena
About Five Finger Death Punch

Confidently leading heavy music in the 21st century, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH continue to break their own records and push boundaries. Since their emergence in 2007, the hard rock band has achieved six consecutive RIAA Gold-certified albums and two platinum singles culminating in their gold-selling #1 album, Got Your Six, while simultaneously ranking as one of the top streaming rock acts globally.  They are mainstays on the bill at all major festivals internationally, from Download to Rock Am Ring to Rock on the Range and sell out arenas across the world to countless loyal 'Knuckleheads.' Their forthcoming seventh album is set for release in May 2018 via Eleven Seven Music.

 In Flames Release Surprise New EP 'Down, Wicked And No Good'.

In Flames.Friday 17th November 2017
Gothenburg-based metal heavyweights IN FLAMES surprise fans with a four-track covers EP 'Down, Wicked & No Good' out today on streaming platforms worldwide! The band shared the news during their SOLD OUT hometown show at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.
Get your download here:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/down-wicked-no-good-ep/1302029238

To debut their cover of DEPECHE MODE's 1997 hit single 'It's No Good', IN FLAMES are taking over DEPECHE MODE's Facebook page today starting at 12:00 GMT, releasing exclusive content and a new video for the song - watch it here:
https://youtu.be/xznKs14Svlo

The panoptic covers collection also includes IN FLAMES' versions of ALICE IN CHAINS' 'Down In A Hole,' CHRIS ISAAK's 'Wicked Game,' and a live bonus version of NINE INCH NAILS' 'Hurt'. It sees the Swedish quintet expanding beyond metal to incorporate the group's varied musical taste and expansive sonic range.

"We've been fans of DEPECHE MODE since we were as young as 10. Getting to do our rendition of 'It's No Good'  showed us a different side of the song – it brought new meanings to us. We relate to the lyrics and power of the song so heavily that it almost feels as if we could have written it ourselves.  They're a band that we've always looked up to. Growing up, you either listened to Pop, Synths or Rock and even though we are a metal band, Depeche Mode inspired a lot of the electronic elements we use in our music today."

Earlier this week, the Swedish icons IN FLAMES kicked off their co-headline arena tour with American heavyweights, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and special guests OF MICE & MEN in Helsinki. The trek will ravage arenas across Europe and the UK, stopping in most major cities, finally concluding on December 21st at the iconic Wembley Arena in London, UK.
Watch an exclusive clip from the Helinski show here:
https://youtu.be/WeWxxfGPrJ4

Complete tour dates:

17.11. Stockholm - Stockholm Globe (IN FLAMES headline show) *sold out* (S)
18.11. Oslo - Spektrum (IN FLAMES headline show) *sold out* (N)
20.11. Copenhagen - Royal Arena (DK)
21.11. Hamburg – Sporthalle (DE)
22.11. Berlin – Velodrom (DE)
24.11. Oberhausen - KP Arena (DE)
26.11. Prague - Forum Karlin *sold out* (CZ)
28.11. Zurich – Hallenstadion (CH)
29.11. Munich – Olympiahalle (DE)
30.11. Padova - Geox Theatre (I)
02.12. Stuttgart - HMH Schleyerhalle (DE)
04.12. Paris - Olympia *sold out* (FR)
05.12. Luxembourg – Rockhal (LUX)
06.12.  Frankfurt – Festhalle (DE)
08.12. Vienna – Stadthalle (AT)
11.12. Madrid - Wizink Centre (ES)
12.12. Barcelona - Sant Jordi Club (ES)
14.12. Antwerp – Lotto (BE)
15.12. Amsterdam - Afas Live (NL)
17.12. Birmingham – BCA (UK)
18.12. Glasgow – Hydro (UK)
20.12. Leeds - Leeds Arena (UK)
21.12. London - Wembley Arena (UK)

 Toto To Release '40 Trips Around The Sun' Album.

Toto.Friday 17th November 2017
TOTO is pleased to announce a February 9 worldwide release date on Legacy Recordings for their brand new Greatest Hits package titled '40 Trips Around The Sun'.  The 17-track album features three previously unreleased recordings: 'Spanish Sea', 'Alone' and 'Struck by Lightning' alongside newly remastered classic tracks worked on by Elliot Scheiner & Gavin Lurssen and his team.  The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams re-entered the studio earlier this year to work on this release. Fans can pre-order the album here: https://lnk.to/toto_GH.

While going through the Sony vaults, the band uncovered several unfished tracks that featured both Jeff and Mike Porcaro, one of which is now 'Spanish Sea'

"This track is originally from the Isolation sessions" Steve Lukather commented.  "It's one that didn't make it and we had to re-write it including creating a new chorus. Thanks to modern tech we were able to play once again with not only our 20 something selves but with our dear brothers Jeff and Mike Porcaro reminding us just how deep their groove was. Bittersweet... Many stories, laughs and a few tears on this one.  It's classic Toto with an excellent solo and I kept my old 1985 melody solo Dave wanted me to do... Old meets new but since legendary pal Al Schmitt cut the tracks and Bob Clearmountain mixed...it sounds like it was done 2 weeks ago not 30 + years ago!"

All fans who pre-order the album beginning today will receive 'Alone' as an instant-grat track.  "Alone is a brand-new song" Lukather remarked.  "This one was written with just the four of us really writing together and no one else in the room with us. We wanted to start with an 'up' song in terms of groove for the album. The lyric is darker but we are older guys now ands have lived life. The good, bad and ugly... we have lived it all and in the end we are all alone anyway. Proud of this piece and it just sort of organically happened."

The third new track on 40 Trips Around The Sun: 'Struck By Lightning' began with David Paich.  "I had the opening riff in my head for months," Paich said.  "Joe and the guys helped flesh this one out.  I love the heavy arrangement and Luke's solo on it is an all time great!"

Beginning on February 11 in Helsinki, the band will begin the first leg of their worldwide 40 Trips Around The Sun tour in support of their 40th anniversary.  36 shows in Europe have been announced to date.  The tour will be the band's most extensive run in years and is expected to hit the U.S. later in 2018. More shows will be announced shortly.

Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO.  As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums.  Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations.  Toto has over 400 million streams on Spotify alone along while views on YouTube far exceed over a half billion.

With close to 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller', and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility.  Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television.  They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70's bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational worldwide fan base.

TOTO – 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN TRACK LISTING

  1. Alone
  2. Spanish Sea
  3. I'll Supply The Love
  4. I'll Be Over You
  5. Stranger In Town
  6. 99
  7. Struck By Lightning
  8. Pamela
  9. Afraid Of Love
  10. I Won't Hold You Back
  11. Jake To The Bone
  12. Stop Loving You
  13. Lea
  14. Hold The Line
  15. George Porgy
  16. Rosanna
  17. Africa


TOTO – 2018 - 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN EUROPEAN TOUR
2/11     Helsinki, FI                               Icehall
2/12     Tallinn, EE                                Nordea Concert Hall
2/14     Stockholm, SE                          Fryshuset
2/16     Oslo, NO                                 Spektrum
2/17     Copenhagen, DK                     Forum
2/19     Hamburg, DE                           Mehr! Theater
2/21     Dusseldorf, DE                         Mitsubishi-Electric Hall
2/22     Munich, DE                              Olympiahalle
2/24     Berlin, DE                                 C-Halle
2/25     Leipzig, DE                              Haus Auensee
2/27     Prague, CZ                              Forum Karlin
2/28     Krakow, PL                               Tauron Arena
3/2       Vienna, AT                               Gasometer
3/4       Sofia, BG                                  National Palace Of Culture
3/5       Skopje, MK                              Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall
3/9       Zagreb, HR                              Dom Sportova
3/10     Milan, IT                                   Mediolanum Forum
3/12     Zurich, CH                               Hallenstadion
3/13     Stuttgart, DE                           Porsche Arena
3/15     Lille, FR                                    Zenith
3/17     Amsterdam, NL                                   Ziggo Dome
3/18     Brussels, BE                             Forest National
3/20     Offenbach, DE                         Stadthalle
3/22     Geneva, CH                             Arena Geneva
3/23     Bologna, IT                              Unipol Arena
3/25     Marseille, FR                            Dome
3/26     Toulouse, FR                            Zenith
3/27     Lyon, FR                                   Halle Tony Garnier
3/29     Luxembourg City, LU              Rockhal
3/30     Paris, FR                                   La Seine Musicale
4/1       London, UK                             Royal Albert Hall
4/2       Manchester, UK                       Bridgewater Hall
4/4       Dublin, IE                                 Vicar Street
4/5       Dublin, IE                                 Vicar Street
4/7       Belfast, UK                               Waterfront Auditorium
4/8       Glasgow, UK                            SEC Armadillo

 Europe Announce 2018 UK Headline Tour.

Europe.Friday 17th November 2017
Europe are pleased to announce they will embark on a headline UK Tour next September 2018 featuring special guests King King. The shows will feature songs from the new album "Walk The Earth" as well as all the hits.

The tour will kick off at Manchester Academy on Friday September 14th 2018 and will continue right across the UK – hitting venues in Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Portsmouth, Brighton and also London's iconic venue, The Royal Albert Hall.

Earlier this year Europe released their 11th studio album 'Walk the Earth' and if Europe's 2015 album "War Of Kings" was the album that made the rock world realise what a formidable act Europe had become, then "Walk The Earth" is the album that is set to establish the band as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts of current times.

From the anthemic sound of the opening track "Walk The Earth" – to the heavy vibe that is "Haze", from the instant melody of "Election Day" to the lyrical content of "Kingdom United", "Walk The Earth" is the album that should see Europe rightly acclaimed as a band at the height of their powers. The wonderful melodies and depth of Joey Tempest's vocals along with a powerhouse rhythm section and the guitar playing of John Norum, one of the great underrated guitarists. Norum's guitar playing shines across the record. This is an album that is big in its scope and sound. Much like previous album "War Of Kings", "Walk The Earth" is an album that has instant appeal but is also an album that needs to be lived with, in order to uncover it's depth. The album was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton).

Late 2016 saw Europe perform a series of "The Final Countdown Anniversary Shows" across Europe – culminating in a show at The Roundhouse in London. The show has been immortalised in a July 2017 DVD release "The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show - Live at the Roundhouse".

Preceding the landmark event, fans were also treated to a live performance of Europe's last album, 2015's War of Kings, a release which re-established Europe as one of the top rock bands in the world.

Since forming in 1979 Europe have sold over 25 million albums, toured across the world and become one of the greats of modern rock music. The band's all-conquering "The Final Countdown" album has alone sold over 15 million copies worldwide and the single of the same name was No 1 in 25 countries. Europe are currently touring arenas across the UK, appearing as special guests on the Deep Purple Tour.

 
SHOW DATES - September 2018
Fri 14              Manchester Academy
Sat 15             Glasgow Barrowlands
Mon 17           Newcastle O2 Academy
Tue 18            Nottingham Rock City  
Wed 19            Birmingham O2 Institute
Fri 21              Cardiff St David's Hall
Sat 22             Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
Sun 23             London Royal Albert Hall
Mon 24            Brighton Dome

Tickets go on sale next Friday 24th November at 9am – available at AXS.COM

"Walk The Earth" is released through Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music) on 20th October 2017.

 Stone Sour And Zippo Team Up For Exclusive Lighters.

Stone Sour.Friday 17th November 2017
Zippo Encore today announced a partnership with Stone Sour and their 21-date European winter tour. The three time Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling rock band are touring in support of their recent hit album Hydrograd. The partnership follows Zippo supporting KORN and Stone Sour’s The Serenity of Summer Tour across the US this autumn.
Kicking off on November 15th in Copenhagen and wrapping up in Milan on December 15th, at each stop on the upcoming Europe wide trip, fans will be able to purchase limited edition Stone Sour lighters. The only opportunity to buy these pieces of rock memorabilia is at tour dates, so you’ve got to be there to get your hands on one! The album artwork for Hydrograd served as inspiration for these highly collectible lighters that will no doubt prove popular with hardcore fans of the band. Fans will also have the chance to rock out up front in the press pit if they are one of the first to buy these lighters at select dates, as well as the opportunity to spin the wheel to win awesome Zippo prizes.

The tour sponsorship is one of many live events where Zippo celebrate its rich live music history and pay tribute to the iconic lighter in the air moment synonymous with rock concerts. The historic encore moment, considered by music fans as the ultimate fan salute, dates back many decades. During this time the classic Zippo lighter has become a celebrated piece of musical iconography. From starring on album covers to filling in for lost guitar picks, the iconic windproof lighter has cemented itself in rock music history.

“In a time when you go to a concert and constantly see cell phones in the air, it’s amazing to go to a hard rock or heavy metal show and always see Zippo lighters held high in the crowd. It’s such an iconic moment to witness from stage!” said Corey Taylor, Lead Singer, Stone Sour. “Zippo has been a constant supporter of rock music and us as a band, and we are excited to continue working with a company who has proven to be a true ally of rock n roll!””

Hydrograd, the new album from Stone Sour, rocketed onto the charts this past June, debuting at #1 on three Billboard charts: “Top Current Albums,” “Top Rock Albums,” and “Top Hard Rock Albums.”  HYDROGRAD also debuted at #8 on the “Billboard 200,” marking the band’s fifth consecutive Top 10 debut on that chart.  Furthermore, HYDROGRAD debuted at #5 in the U.K. (the band's highest debut ever in that country), #2 in Australia (highest debut ever), and was Top 5 in Germany, Japan, and Switzerland.

Lucas Johnson, Global Brand Manager, Zippo said of the partnership: “Since the program’s inception in 2012, Zippo Encore has connected with more than 4.7 million live music lovers at festivals and on tour. We’re ready to rock with Stone Sour this winter to continue the Encore spirit right through to festival season in 2018.”

For tour dates and further details, visit StoneSour.com. In 2018, Zippo Encore will once again be providing music lovers with unique experiences and behind-the-scenes access at some of the top festivals across Europe.

For more information about Zippo Encore’s full program lineup, for chances to win tickets and exclusive content, visit Facebook (Zippo), Twitter (@Zippo), Instagram (@OriginalZippo) and Snapchat (@OriginalZippo).

 At The Gates Start Work On New Studio Album.

At The Gates.Friday 17th November 2017
Swedish melodic Death Metal pioneers AT THE GATES have begun recordings of their upcoming studio album with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Haunted, Dimmu Borgir, etc.) at Parlour Studios in the UK, which follows up 2014’s acclaimed comeback release “At War With Reality”. The band has checked in with the following comment:

"We are finally hitting the studio and are super excited about this! The songs have been worked on in such detail for the last 7 months and we can´t wait to put them down to tape. Russ Russell was actually the runner up for mixing “At War With Reality”, and we really wanted to work with him on this one. He has what we are looking for when it comes to sheer loud, blunt heaviness. This is going to be a darker, richer and more raging album than the last one. It has so much more real ATG emotions on display, and I would say, it has the same approach lyrically as the feeling of “The Red In The Sky Is Ours”. More of a RED album, than a BLUE one. Can´t wait for people to hear it!" -- Tomas / AT THE GATES – Gothenburg, November 2017

Check out a first video report from the studio, featuring AT THE GATES drummer Adrian Erlandsson doing a drum set-up run-down for the recordings: https://youtu.be/doYGJbmXTDM

AT THE GATES have also announced their next live shows for 2018 as follows:
 
AT THE GATES – Live 2018:
04.03.2018 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – Netherlands Deathfest
31.03.2017 Philadelphia (USA) – Decibel Metal & beer Fest
21.06.2018 Halden (Norway) – Tons Of Rock Festival
13.-15.07.2018 Gävle (Sweden) – Gefle Metal Fest
27.-28.07.2018 Essen (Germany) – Nord Open Air
08.-11.08.2018 Jaromer (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
More dates to be announced soon…

AT THE GATES’ latest album, “At War With Reality”, which came out in late 2014 via Century Media Records, marked a first new studio album effort in 19 years for AT THE GATES and managed to enter the charts in several countries upon release, including the following positions: Sweden: # 3, Germany: # 25, USA: # 53, Finland: # 15, Austria: # 39, Switzerland: # 51, UK: #132, UK Rock Charts: # 13, France: # 119 or also Japan Oricon International: # 17.

Feel free to to re-visit the various video clips produced for “At War With Reality”:

“Death And The Labyrinth”: http://youtu.be/hzjshF0TFm8
“Heroes And Tombs”: http://youtu.be/ctXRhv90Gz8
“The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)”: https://youtu.be/I6cMVf1cXPU
“The Night Eternal”: https://youtu.be/po0idn8POlg
“The Circular Ruins”: https://youtu.be/SHC_ScJi1ew

“At War With Reality” is available from CM Distro: https://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/At_The_Gates/1483
 
Further updates on the upcoming album will be following soon…

 Slam Dunk Festival Announce Jimmy Eat World As Headliners.

Slam Dunk Festival.Wednesday 15th November 2017
Slam Dunk Festival is proud to announce the first six bands that will take to the stage for 2018. The festival is set to return for it’s biggest year to date as the legendary and anthemic Jimmy Eat World will take to the stage in their debut Slam Dunk Festival appearance. They will be joined by emo leaders Taking Back Sunday, party-starters Four Year Strong, post-hardcore heroes Sleeping With Sirens, pop-punk’s hottest property State Champs and fast-rising mob Trash Boat, all of which are poised to deliver the performance of the summer at next year’s unmissable pop-punk party. All six acts will be gracing the Slam Dunk Festival stages as UK festival exclusives.

Responsible for powering an entire cult movement with pioneering songwriting and unfaltering live performances, Jimmy Eat World’s beloved works ‘Bleed American’, ‘Futures’,  all the way to the most recent, ‘Integrity Blues’ are nothing short of expert masterpieces. The stalwarts continue to captivate audiences and inspire pop-punk rock acts of the modern era - influencing sounds across multiple genres and playing to thousands of fans through countless time-zones. Their riotous debut appearance will no doubt be full of euphoria and nostalgia at Slam Dunk Festival.

Joining the Arizona heavyweights, are the New Jersey kings of heartbreak, Taking Back Sunday, who will be bringing their highly-anticipated act to Slam Dunk Festival 2018. Their strike rate on hit records speak for themselves; alongside 2002’s ‘Cute Without The E (Cut From The Team)’, the likes of ‘Make Damn Sure’, ‘A Decade Under The Influence’ and ‘Make Damn Sure’ have not only helped them attain chart success here but also a vehemently loyal fanbase worldwide.w

Floridian icons Sleeping With Sirens are set to return to UK shores with a remarkably coveted performance which is set to win the hearts of many next summer. Armed with a catalogue of undeniable rock tracks, packed full of soaring guitars and sublime vocal melodies, the troupe lead by charismatic vocalist Kellin Quinn are at the top of the game. Expect the classics and fan favourites from the first 4 albums, alongside mind blowing singles from recently released ‘Gossip’ album when they stun audiences at Slam Dunk Festival 2018.

Shaun Cooper of Taking Back Sunday says:
"We are very excited to announce our return to the United Kingdom in May for Slam Dunk. We have had such a great time in years past we felt very fortunate to receive an offer we couldn't refuse.  We will be sharing a stage with the legendary Jimmy Eat World!  We can't wait to see you at the shows
Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens says:
"Can’t wait to get back and rock Slam Dunk Festival next year!”
Leading with anthemic singalongs and unrelenting breakdowns alike, Four Year Strong, State Champs and Trash Boat will be making their return to Slam Dunk Festival.

Renowned for their exhilarating live show, Four Year Strong will be bringing their extensively energetic back catalogue to the festival with acclaimed hit singles such as ‘Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die’ and ‘Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)’ to stir a raucous Slam Dunk crowd.

Joining Four Year Strong in a journey from stateside straight to Slam Dunk Festival will be State Champs. Returning to the festival after their debut appearance in 2014, the band are poised to showcase the hottest tracks from the acclaimed Around The World And Back, as well as delivering energetic show-stopping crowd-pleasers like ‘Elevated’ and ‘Deadly Conversation’ for what promises to be one incredible set.

St Albans natives and Hopeless Records posterboys Trash Boat are also set to deliver a show stopping performance, packed with raw cathartic hooks and bouncing choruses as they return to the coveted Slam Dunk Festival stage.

Four Year Strong says:
"We’ve loved the UK ever since our first trip over in 2007, nothing’s changed. Oh yeah, and Slam Dunk is fun too!"

State Champs’ Derek DiScanio says:
"Slam Dunk was the first UK Festival we ever played on our first trip overseas in 2014. We've been eager to dunk again, and 2018 is our year. Everyone involved with this festival is top notch and I can't wait to make some new memories with everyone attending this time around. It's gonna be wild."
Trash Boat says:
"SLAM DUNK! 2018 will be another year where we can say we are part of this awesome festival. The line-up is already stacked and there’s so much more on the way. Who knows, we may even have some new music coming out by then. See you there. TB x"
As well as announcing four prized pop-punk acts, Slam Dunk Festival is delighted to announce that Slam Dunk South will now take place at Hatfield Park, having outgrown its former home, the University of Hatfield.
Over double the size of the previous location, Hatfield Park is located in the grounds of Hatfield House and situated directly opposite Hatfield train station, making it even more accessible and accommodating for festival goers wishing to revel in Slam Dunk Festival’s alternative extravaganza.
Festival Director, Ben Ray comments:
‘Slam Dunk Festival South has been taking place in Hatfield since 2010 so the town has truly become our home. Therefore, I am extremely happy we managed to find a new site still within the town. We are sad to leave the University however the event was selling out months in advance so we knew we had to move it and make it bigger due to demand from the fans.’
Slam Dunk Festival will begin in it’s spiritual home of Leeds, Millennium Square, before travelling to the new location of Hatfield Park, and finishing at the beloved Birmingham NEC.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets on sale at 9am, Friday 17th November from http://slamdunkmusic.com/
Cost £49 or £55 including the infamous afterparty. All subject to booking fees.
New for 2018 will be an installment scheme. Customers will be able to reserve their ticket for a small cost and pay the rest in installments up to the event.

 Frank Carter Signs Up With Sailor Jerry For UK Tour.

Frank Carter.Wednesday 15th November 2017
Sailor Jerry, the bold, and smooth as hell spiced rum has announced it will be supporting Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, ahead of their upcoming UK tour, kicking off the partnership on Friday 1st December 2017. Rocking out at each venue from Bristol to Brixton and everywhere in between, Sailor Jerry will play host to some kickass competitions for exclusive memorabilia and backstage sound checks, plus a blow-your-mind secret after show party and a hell of a lot of tattooing.  

Hardcore front man Frank Carter, formally of the Gallows and Pure Love, will be tearing up stages across the UK with Sailor Jerry in hand. The two have a history that stems well back to the father of American old school tattooing Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins. Frank, a well-regarded tattooist himself, previously co-owned a studio in the US with famous tattoo artist Keith Underwood, the last living link to the Sailor Jerry ink. 

Commenting on the Sailor Jerry partnership, Frank says, "When I first saw Sailor Jerry tattoos, it had the same impact as the first time I heard Black Flag, the first time I saw Descent From The Cross, the first time I watched Apocalypse Now; suddenly the world made more sense, and I felt like I knew more about myself than I did before."

Body art has always been a part of Frank's life, since day one, Frank's pre-concert rituals have included tattooing to get in the zone. This continues to live on as Frank will be inking up lucky fans prior to each show using his collection of iconic Sailor Jerry flash art.

Frank continues, "As an avid collector of tattoo memorabilia I have many sheets of original Sailor Jerry tattoo sketches.  As such I decided to make some time available on the tour to let people come and see my collection and choose a tattoo to be applied by me."

Enter to win one of the ultimate Sailor Jerry X Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes tattoo experiences at each show by visiting Facebook.com/SailorJerry. Each winner selected will receive a Sailor Jerry flash art tattoo by Frank himself, plus two tickets to the show. A concert memory you'll be proud to wear forever.

Tour dates have been announced with tickets on sale now and expected to sell out fast. If you're lucky enough to grab one, you could be in with a chance of attending a private sound check with Frank and the band. You'll even go home with a signed photo taken to make your friends envious.

Sailor Jerry's bringing plenty more to table throughout the tour including pre-gig drinks in the queue from the Sailor Jerry airstream (London only) and Jerry & Gingers for the first 200 gig-goers (of age) through the doors at each show. As well as much more to win with money-can't-buy memorabilia – signed drum skins and set lists - limited edition merchandise and bottles of its famous rum. More details on how to enter the competitions for tattoos, prizes and sound check can be found on Facebook.com/SailorJerry. The competitions entry will open at 10am on Friday 10th November.

Like the true hardcore hero that he is, Frank will be going full-throttle and DJing in a secret bar in Manchester following the concert on Sunday 3rd December. While the location will remain under wraps until the night, and entrance will be first come, first serve; follow Sailor Jerry's Twitter @sailorjerryuk and Facebook.com/SailorJerry for clues.

Frank's distinctive vocals, combined with Sailor Jerry's big, bad, bold taste makes for one hell of a show, not to be missed!

 Bring Me The Horizon To Release The Best Of 2004 - 2013 Album'.

Bring Me The Horizon.Wednesday 15th November 2017
On November 24th Bring Me The Horizon will release a compilation of the best tracks from their first five releases. The 15 songs on Bring Me The Horizon 2004-2013 span the British metal/rock band's first nine years of existence. Vinyl editions will be available on February 9th 2018 standard vinyl is black and there is a limited edition dark red vinyl as well.  Pre-orders are available at https://bmth.tmstor.es

Showcasing the roots of the internationally acclaimed band Bring Me The Horizon 2004-2013 features tracks from their first five releases: the 2004 EP This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For, their 2006 full-length debut Count Your Blessings, 2008's Suicide Season, 2010's There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret and 2013's Sempiternal.

Those featured tracks include Bring Me The Horizon greatest hits from the Epitaph years, such as "Can You Feel My Heart" and "Sleepwalking": two songs from the globally successful Sempiternal, which topped the charts around the world and is their biggest selling album to date.

BRING ME THE HORIZON 2004-2013 TRACKLIST:

1. Traitors Never Play Hang-man (from This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For)
2. Pray for Plagues (from Count Your Blessings)
3. Diamonds Aren't Forever (from Suicide Season)
4. The Sadness Will Never End (from Suicide Season)
5. Chelsea Smile (from Suicide Season)
6. The Comedown (from Suicide Season)
7. Blessed with a Curse (from There is a Hell...)
8. It Never Ends (from There is a Hell...)
9. Don't Go (from There is a Hell...)
10. Crucify Me (from There is a Hell...)
11. Shadow Moses (from Sempiternal)
12. Go to Hell, For Heaven's Sake (from Sempiternal)
13. Can You Feel My Heart (from Sempiternal)
14.  Sleepwalking (from Sempiternal)
15. Antivist (from Sempiternal)

 Avatar Release Special Message.

Avatar.Wednesday 15th November 2017
People of Earth! Avatar Country is blessing you by opening its borders to the world! Glory to our King!

AVATAR have released a special message from the glorious King about their 2018 tour with special guests Hellzapoppin!

Watch the broadcast here: https://youtu.be/0gOYhb4vzIE

AVATAR will release their new album "Avatar Country" on 26 January 2018, via Century Media Records.

They will embark on a US and European tour from early January.

GLORY TO OUR KING

Dates are as follows:

MARCH
13/03 Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli Vredenburg
14/03 Paris, France Trianon
15/03 Lille, France Lille / Le Splendid- (Les Paradis Artificiels Festival)
16/03 London, UK Islington Assembly Hall
17/03 Sint-Niklaas, Belgium De Casino 
18/03 Köln, Germany Luxor
20/03 Reims, France La Cartonnerie 
21/03 Nîmes, France Paloma
22/03 Cognac, France West Rock
23/03 Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain Sala Sanatana 27
24/03 Madrid, Spain Sala Mon Live
25/03 Barcelona, Spain Sala Bikini
26/03 Villeurbanne, France Le Transbordeur
27/03 Genève, Switzerland L'Usine
28/03 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo
29/03 Milan, Italy Alcatraz

APRIL
01/04 Munich, Germany Technikum
02/04 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna Music Bar
03/04 Berlin, Germany Bi Nuu
04/04 Hamburg, Germany Gruenspan
05/04 Copenhagen, Denmark Pumpehuset
06/04 Stockholm, Sen Klubben Fryshuset
07/04 Göteborg, Sen Trädgår'n

 Marilyn Manson Releases Video For 'KILL4ME'.

Marilyn Manson.Wednesday 15th November 2017
Marilyn Manson teamed up with director Bill Yukich to film the video for "KILL4ME" from his new album Heaven Upside Down, which critics are calling career defining. The video, which stars Marilyn Manson, Johnny Depp and models Jocelyn Binder and Bailee Cowperthwaite, follows the four through a Hollywood mansion on a wild night.

Watch here: http://found.ee/MM_KILL4MEofficial-yt

Manson will return to North America on tour in January. Find a list of rescheduled North American dates below. He is currently on the road in Europe.

Read on to see what the critics are saying about Heaven Upside Down:
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"Ferocious." - HOWARD STERN

"Brilliant." - ZANE LOWE BEATS 1

"The master of the macabre has returned to pure shock." - ROLLING STONE

"Loaded with the fury that's been on display through his career." - BILLBOARD

"The kind of career-defining record that Marilyn Manson just might want to leave as his last great opus." - CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

"Brooding, electronically tinged verses give way to a chorus built from a brutal power-chord riff and Manson's blood-curdling howls." - STEREOGUM

""Dust off your Satanic Bible baby, because the God of Fuck is back." - VICE NOISEY

UK TOUR DATES
DEC 04 - MANCHESTER, UK @ 02 APOLLO
DEC 05 - GLASGOW, UK @ 02 ACADEMY
DEC 06 - WOLVERHAMPTON, UK @ CIVIC HALL
DEC 08 - NEWPORT, UK @ NEWPORT CENTRE
DEC 09 - LONDON, UK @ SSE WEMBLEY ARENA

 Evanescence Release Fourth studio album 'Synthesis'.

Evanescence.Wednesday 15th November 2017
EVANESCENCE release their fourth studio album "Synthesis" this week. Lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist/background vocalist Jen Majura teamed up with co-producer/programmer William Hunt and orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell to rework some of the band's best-loved songs with a full orchestra and an array of electronic music programming and effects helped by programmer/mixer Damian Taylor, (Björk, The Killers & Arcade Fire). 

The album also features two new EVANESCENCE songs, including the first single "Imperfection" and "Hi-Lo," the latter of which includes a guest performance by famed violinist Lindsey Stirling.

In early reviews, Metal Hammer thought it "like a window into an alternate-universe Evanescence" in their 8/10 review whilst The Sun hailed it as "a triumph" and the Daily Mail as "ambitious".

EVANESCENCE launched their U.S. and Canadian "Synthesis Live" tour recently--which features Amy and the band with a live, 28-piece orchestra and electronic programming . With only a few shows behind them, the critical acclaim is already pouring in for this unique concert event. Tickets for EVANESCENCE's "Synthesis Live" UK tour are on-sale now (here).

March 2018
Fri 30th                   Royal Festival Hall, London (SOLD OUT)
Sat 31st                  Royal Festival Hall, London (SOLD OUT)
April 2018
Mon 2nd               02 Apollo, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
Tue 3rd                 Arena, Nottingham
Thurs 5th              Armadillo, Glasgow
Fri 6th                   City Hall, Sheffield
Mon 9th                Eventim Apollo, London –NEW DATE JUST ADDED

Tickets range from £39-85.

 Brothers Osbourne Announce UK Headline Tour.

Brothers Osborne.Wednesday 15th November 2017
Brothers Osborne have announced they will return to the UK for their first headline tour in May 2018.

The news comes as they kick off an 8-date run over here as Special Guests to Nashville neighbours The Cadillac Three on the latter’s ‘Long Hair Don’t Care’ tour.

Having made their inaugural appearance on UK shores earlier this year at
the annual Country2Country extravaganza, followed by a one-off, sold out headline show at Dingwalls in London, Brothers Osborne are now ready to return with a brand new studio album – the follow-up to their ‘Pawn Shop’ debut, re-issued via Snakefarm Records earlier this year.

Right from the start, the album was embraced by UK fans and media alike, with the single / video tracks ‘Stay A Little Longer’ and ‘It Ain’t My Fault’ drawing significant attention from rock and country fans alike; indeed, the band’s signature sound – an emotive, finely-crafted blend of country tradition, commercial sensibility and roots rock power – has rapidly elevated them
to bill-topping status on this side of the water, reflecting their level of acclaim at home…

“The U.K. has become one of our favorite places to play,” exclaims John Osborne. “We're thrilled to be doing our first ever headline tour there in May. Can't wait!”

The full list of UK dates as follows:-
BROTHERS OSBORNE UK TOUR 2018
MAY 07 :: Bristol, O2 Academy
MAY 08 :: Brighton, Concorde 2
MAY 09 :: Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
May 11 :: London, Koko
May 12 :: Manchester, O2 Ritz
May 13 :: Glasgow, Garage

 Bullet For My Valentine To Release 'Live From Brixton: Chapter Two'.

Bullet For My Valentine.Wednesday 15th November 2017
Following the monstrous success of their December 2016 UK tour, - which saw Bullet for My Valentine perform career-spanning setlists all over the UK, in addition to select performances of their classic 2005 debut album, ‘The Poison’, from beginning to end – BFMV have released a very special multi-format summation of their two consecutive sold-out performances at the world-famous Brixton Academy, London.

Titled ‘Bullet for My Valentine - Live From Brixton: Chapter Two’ fans can now experience the intensity of both ‘Night One’ (December 9th 2016’s, ‘career-spanning’ performance) and ‘Night Two’ (December 10th 2016’s ‘The Poison’ performance) on DVD, Blu-Ray, CD, vinyl or via digital platforms.

Purchase your copy at the below links…

Chapter Two, Night One: https://SpinefarmRecords.lnk.to/BFMVBrixtonOne
Chapter Two, Night Two: https://SpinefarmRecords.lnk.to/BFMVBrixtonTwo

Check out these live videos, both from ‘Night One’ at Brixton...

Don’t Need You’ (Live from Brixton Academy, 10th December 2016) https://youtu.be/oMO89Tcl5WM
Her Voice Resides’ (Live from Brixton Academy, 10th December 2016)  https://youtu.be/-D5Y50tQc6c

BFMV are currently in the studio recording their 6th studio album; their first for Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records.

 Plan B Announce First Tour In Six Years.

Plan B.Wednesday 15th November 2017
Three time Ivor Novello Award winner Ben Drew aka Plan B has today announced an intimate UK tour, his first in almost six years, showcasing exciting brand new material from his upcoming fourth studio album 'Heaven Before Hell Breaks Loose', as well as classic tracks from his critically acclaimed back catalogue. Kicking off in Manchester on 26th April, the tour takes in Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Southend and Bristol, finishing up on 3rd May at London's O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets will be available to fans as pre-sale on Weds 15th November, and on general sale on Friday 17th November via http://www.time4planb.co.uk/

Last month the BRIT Award winner, cultural commentator, critically acclaimed director and actor, and musical maverick announced his eagerly anticipated fourth studio album 'Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose' (HBAHBL), to be released on 13th April 2018 via Atlantic Records. He also unveiled his new single 'Heartbeat', written with Kwabs and Al Shux (Jay Z, Lana Del Ray), which marries Plan B's incredible signature vocals with soulful, uplifting beats and spine-tingling melodies. Listen here – https://youtu.be/bFfujUI8KMU

Plan B made his first live appearance in over 4 years at the end of May, headlining the 'Where It Begins' stage at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull, and followed this with an incredibly special one off live event at The Globe Theatre in July, pairing stunning visual effects with classic tracks, as well as previewing brand new, unheard, material.

A truly defiant figure in the world of music, Ben Drew's diverse creativity is inexhaustible. His raw, incendiary debut album, Who Needs Actions When You Got Words broke new ground for UK hip hop in 2006, a loud, proud, obscenity-riddled scream of anger and pride from the streets of East London. But a part of Ben always stayed faithful to the soul he'd first heard as a child, and his sophomore album The Defamation Of Strickland Banks saw him marry the two together with astounding success, achieving quadruple-platinum status, hitting the #1 album spot and selling over 1.4 million copies in the UK alone, plus seeing him win both a BRIT and three Ivor Novello's. His 2012 directorial debut (and accompanying album) iLL Manors saw him smashing boundaries with his creative style of overlapping stories and interweaving rap-narrative, boldly addressing socio-political issues with his often brutal cultural commentary, seeing Ben nominated for his fifth BRIT Award, being nominated for his first Mercury Music prize, and once again hitting #1 in the UK album chart.  

UK TOUR:

April 26th           Manchester, Apollo

April 27th           Birmingham, O2 Academy

April 28th           Glasgow, O2 Academy

April 29th           Newcastle, O2 Academy

May 1st             Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

May 2nd             Bristol, Colston Hall

May 3rd             London, O2 Academy Brixton

 Jefff Lynne's ELO Announce 2018 Tour Dates.

ElO.Wednesday 15th November 2017
Following triumphant shows at Wembley Stadium, Hull KCOM Stadium, Sheffield Arena and Glasgow SSE Hydro earlier this summer, Jeff Lynne's ELO announce 8 arena shows for autumn 2018 including a show at the O2 Arena Wednesday 17th October.

Jeff Lynne's ELO play the following Arena dates in Autumn 2018:

September 2018
Sun 30th                                  Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
October 2018
Weds 3rd                                 Glasgow, SSE Hydro Arena
Fri 5th                                                     Manchester, Manchester Arena
Tues 9th                                                  Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Weds 10th                                               Birmingham, Arena Birmingham
Mon 15th                                                Leeds, First Direct Arena
Weds 17th                                               London, O2 Arena
Tue 23rd                                  Liverpool, Echo Arena
 
Tickets are priced at £115 / £90 / £80 / £65 / £50 and go on general sale Friday November 17th at 9am from www.livenation.co.uk
 
Looking ahead to the new shows, Jeff said; "Our audiences are amazing. It's like they're in the group. We can't wait to play for them again."

More popular than ever, Jeff Lynne's ELO have always been known for their epic live shows and with a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had twenty six UK Top 40 singles, making Lynne's sweeping productions some of the most recognisable music of the last forty years and helping sell over 50 million records worldwide.

June's stunning Wembley Stadium gig is being immortalised in the live DVD 'Wembley Or Bust' out November 17th. In 'Wembley or Bust', we see Jeff and his remarkable musical ensemble filling Wembley Stadium
with one of the greatest rock & roll spectacles of all time, complete with bells, whistles and spaceships in front of a 60,000 capacity crowd.

Widely agreed upon as one of the greatest record producers in music history, Lynne was a co-founder and member of The Travelling Wilburys together with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Tom Petty as well as a producer and collaborator with some of the biggest names in music including The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, and most recently, Bryan Adams.

 Of Mice And Men Announce New Album 'Defy'.

Of Mice And Men.Wednesday 15th November 2017
After months of anticipation from fans worldwide, 21st century hard rock leaders Of Mice & Men —vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, and guitarist Phil Manansala—announce their new album Defy, arriving in stores and online January 19, 2018. Pre-order it HERE

Kicking off this next chapter with a bang, the band is sharing its new single "Warzone" today.

Watch the arresting and unforgettable music video here. The clip lives up to the song's explosive combination of metallic insurgency and irresistible hooks.
"We're excited to be debuting the music video for 'Warzone' today, a song from our new album, Defy," said Pauley. "For us, this new album encapsulates and showcases our desire to return to an aggressive, live-oriented sound, and 'Warzone' is one of the heaviest tracks on the album. Because we love releasing new music as often as we can, it only seemed fitting to release it right before our massive EU/UK tour with In Flames and Five Finger Death Punch this Fall/Winter. So turn it up, and bang your head."

Most importantly, "Warzone" lays the foundation for one of 2018's most anxiously awaited rock records. 
Defy was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace, Skillet, The All-American Rejects) and mixed by Chris Lord Alge (Green Day, Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, Rise Against).

Earlier this year, Of Mice & Men teased the forthcoming album with the one-two punch of the singles "Unbreakable" and "Back to Me." Those songs have clocked over 7 million Spotify streams and 5 million YouTube/VEVO views in six months. Loudwire described the new material as "soaring," while Billboard, Alternative Press, and more featured the tracks.

Over the course of nearly a decade, Of Mice & Men have steadily risen to the top of the genre's ranks, hitting No. 1 on Billboard's Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200.

The band has also racked up close to 5 million social media followers, along with a following so dedicated that it's practically disciple-like in its fandom. Through the years, they've shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park, Slipknot, and Queens of the Stone Age, holding their own all the while winning over new fans with each performance.

Of Mice & Men's 2018 tour plans will be announced shortly.

Defy Track Listing:
1. Defy
2. Instincts
3. Back to Me
4. Sunflower
5. Unbreakable
6. Vertigo
7. Money
8. How Will You Live
9. On The Inside
10. Warzone
11. Forever YDG'n
12. If We Were Ghosts

Of Mice & Men will be touring the UK this December supporting Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames

UK DATES BELOW
17 Dec Sun Birmingham, UK BCA
18 Dec Mon Glasgow, UK Hydro
20 Dec Weds Leeds, UK Arena
21 Dec Thurs London, UK Wembley Arena

General tickets on sale now.

 Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons To Release Debut Album.

Phil Campbell.Wednesday 15th November 2017
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have released the first episode of the official studio diary for their upcoming debut album.
Check it out, here:
https://youtu.be/DnMp-CEnUkU

Their first full-length studio effort, titled 'The Age Of Absurdity', was recorded at Rockfield Studios and Longwave Studios in Wales and produced, engineered, and mixed by Romesh Dodangoda. The record was then passed over to the acclaimed Abbey Road Studios in London for mastering.

The band will kick off their UK tour supporting Australian rockers AIRBOURNE tomorrow – full dates below:

11.11. UK Bristol, O2 Academy
13.11. UK Glasgow, O2 Academy
14.11. UK Manchester, Academy
15.11. UK London, Roundhouse
18.11. UK Norwich, UEA
19.11. UK Oxford, O2 Academy
20.11. UK Sheffield, O2 Academy
22.11. UK Nottingham, Rock City

'The Age Of Absurdity' will feature 11 tracks + 1 bonus track (see tracklist below) and will be released on January 26th 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available in various formats, with pre-orders launching November 17th.

Commented Phil Campbell"I am really excited for the fans to hear our debut record. Every part of the process was done in Wales, from the writing, to the recording and even the artwork! The album title 'The Age Of Absurdity' was inspired by the crazy world we live in today. The world to me seems to be a bit of a theater show so the album artwork idea just seemed to fit so well with the whole concept and album title."

Added singer Neil Starr: "Writing and recording this album was a lot of fun. We got to record at Rockfield studios where so many great artists had been over the years, it really was inspirational. Hearing the blistering riffs that the Campbell family seem to churn out effortlessly made me ensure I pushed myself to the limits when writing the melodies and lyrics. It's an album that I, and the rest of the band, are very proud of and can't wait to share it with the world!"

Cover art by Matt Riste

'The Age Of Absurdity' tracklist:
01. Ringleader
02. Freak Show
03. Skin And Bones
04. Gypsy Kiss
05. Welcome To Hell
06. Dark Days
07. Dropping The Needle
08. Step Into The Fire
09. Get On Your Knees
10. High Rule
11. Into The Dark
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12. Silver Machine (HAWKWIND cover feat. Dave Brock of HAWKWIND)*

The band recently released the exclusive digital only live EP 'Live At Solothurn', which is available via all download and streaming platforms.

'Live At Solothurn' tracklist:
01. Big Mouth
02. Nothing Up My Sleeve (MOTÖRHEAD Cover)​
03. Spiders
04. Take Aim
05. R.A.M.O.N.E.S. (MOTÖRHEAD Cover)
06. Sweet Leaf (BLACK SABBATH cover)

Order the EP here: http://nblast.de/PhilCampbellDigital

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More info on PCATBS:
Phil Campbell was the lead guitarist in MOTÖRHEAD for 32 years. He has toured the world, sold millions of albums and headlined some of the world's biggest festivals. Phil has a passion for music and it is this passion that has led to the formation of PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS

The band is unique as it features Phil's 3 sons on drums, bass and guitar. The band is completed by vocalist Neil Starr.

 Fangclub Announce UK Tour For January.

Fangclub.Wednesday 15th November 2017
2017 has been a hell of a year for Irish rock band Fangclub.  Not only did they release their self titled debut album (out now on Vertigo Records) to mass critical acclaim but they also toured the UK and Ireland on their own headline dates as well as playing shows with Biffy Clyro, Muse, Pixies and SWMRS.

Fangclub show NO signs of slowing down announcing the following live dates in January 2018.  ALL SHOWS ARE 14+

January

23rd Leeds, The Lending Room
25th Glasgow, The Garage (The Attic)
26th Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
27th London, Thousand Island

Tickets go on sale on Monday at 10am. Head to www.fangclubofficial.com/live

Fangclub have gathered major attention from the press (Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Upset) and specialist DJ's at BBC Radio 1 (Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Daniel P.Carter, Phil Taggart), and Kerrang! Radio with their monstrous tracks 'Bullet Head', 'Loner', 'Dreamcatcher' and 'Bad Words.  

 Guns N Roses Announced As Third And Final Download Festival Headliner.

Guns N Roses.Wednesday 15th November 2017
Download Festival has today announced its final headliner as the legendary Guns N' Roses, alongside the previously announced Ozzy Osbourne, and Avenged Sevenfold. The three day festival takes place 8 – 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

On the road since April 2016 and over 100 shows later, the resurgent Guns N' Roses are back and coming to Download Festival. Reuniting last year for the first time since 1993, the inimitable Axl Rose, guitar legend Slash and original bassist Duff McKagan, plus Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer and Melissa Reese, have been blowing audiences away worldwide on the aptly named Not In This Lifetime Tour, and will stop by Donington on the Saturday night for their first UK Festival appearance of the classic line up on legendary form after selling 1 million tickets across Europe in 2017 alone.

>Following the group's 1985 formation, Guns N' Roses injected unbridled, unrivalled, and unstoppable attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. The spirit went on to captivate the entire world with the release of their 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction, the best-selling U.S. debut ever, moving 30 million copies globally.  In 1991, the seven-time platinum Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II occupied the top two spots of the Billboard Top 200 upon release. Over the course of the past decade, Guns N' Roses have performed sold out shows and headlined festivals worldwide following the critically acclaimed release of 2008's RIAA platinum-certified Chinese Democracy. Six studio albums later, Guns N' Roses are one of the most important and influential acts in music history and continue to set the benchmark for live performances connecting with millions of fans across the globe.

Download Festival's Promoter, Andy Copping said:
"It's great to have this iconic line up of Guns N' Roses headlining at Download. I am sure I am not alone when I say I have been wanting this to happen for years. It will be an incredible show and will be one of the highlights of the Download weekend!"

Earlier this week Download Festival revealed that The Prince Of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne will be headlining the Sunday night and one of the world's biggest rock bands Avenged Sevenfold will be headlining the Friday night.  Guns N' Roses complete the 2018 line up and will headline the Saturday night. 

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 to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage.

For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk

 Avenged Sevenfold Announced As Download Festival Headliner.

Avenged Sevenfold.Thursday 9th November 2017
Download Festival, the world's premier rock event, has today announced the second of its three headliners as one of the world's biggest rock bands Avenged Sevenfold. The three-day festival takes place 8 – 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, LeicestershireTickets available now at  downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

Avenged Sevenfold will return to Download Festival once more, to give a momentous Friday night headline performance that will be talked about for years to come. This announcement comes days after it was revealed that the Prince Of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne will also be headlining.

From the genre-defining metal-core album City Of Evil, the hard rock UK No.1 Hail To The King, through to the latest progressive-metal sounds of The Stage; Avenged Sevenfold have an epic history of modern metal classics, a stage show to make Rammstein jealous and a proven track record of smashing anything that comes their way.

Avenged Sevenfold said:
"We are more than honoured to be a part of this legendary show and line up.  Being asked to headline Download for the second time is a career highlight.  We would like to thank our UK A7X family"

Download Festival's Promoter, Andy Copping said:
"A real career highlight of mine was giving Avenged Sevenfold their first ever UK festival headline slot, and I'm thrilled to welcome them back. You don't often see bands like Avenged Sevenfold top the charts, but much like seeing them live, they're not to be underestimated."

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 to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage.

For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk

 The Vigil Announce New Single 'Find A Way'.

The VigilThursday 9th November 2017
Bringing some of the strongest 90's rock/grunge sounds into the modern age, Bristol band The Vigil have announced that they will be releasing new single 'Find A Way' on the 17th of November. Packed with impressive solo's, sleazy riffs, gravelly vocals; this is a storming single from a band who have spent years perfecting their sound.

'Find A Way' is taken from the bands debut album 'Save Our Souls' which they released in 2016 to critical acclaim. This incredible release was produced by Nigel Pulsford from the band Bush, who is a long time supporter of the band and even played guitar on some of the tracks. Building on the existing success of Save Our Souls, Find A Way is The Vigil's latest push towards the summit of the twenty first century post-grunge mountain. 

The Vigil has its roots going back to the late '90's when as kids Dom Mehigan (Bass) and Olly Smith (Guitar/ Vocals) would jam around each other's garages choosing to focus on original songs rather than the Britpop of the day or covers.

With a sound more in tune with their influences of Nirvana, Everclear, Smashing Pumpkins, and digging deep into the US underground with acts such as 7 Year Bitch and '80's punk rock like the Dead Kennedys and Fugazi. The Vigil enlisted Jamie Davenport on drums and Robbie Schuck on the six string, and the line up was complete.

Having performed together under various names and guises, The Vigil moved to Bristol, integrating into that scene and supported some impressive bands, such as their early heroes Everclear, Therapy?, The Datsuns and Puddle of Mudd. Following a great reaction from the crowds, they knew they had to make an album. They began looking for a producer and realised lead guitar was an important element to the overall sound they wanted to achieve. On learning that Nigel Pulsford from the multi platinum selling British rock band Bush had moved to nearby Bath, they got in touch.

To the bands delight Nigel was interested in working with them as their producer, as well as offering to play lead guitar on the album. "Nigel is by far my favourite lead player from the '90's alt rock explosion with such an interesting approach and texture that isn't your standard rock guitar licks" says vocalist  Olly. "Making the album was a really exciting time, some days we would have Royal Blood in the next room over and The Pixies were in the studio after us we knew we were in the right place. The album is the out pouring of our entire musical journey from when we were kids to the present day, the struggle, the moments of triumph and most of all, the expression of a sound that we've longed for in other bands that we have tried our best to deliver. We are very happy with how it has turned out and it will hopefully allow us to build on the sound and make another album."

Following the release of 'Save Our Souls' The Vigil have played shows up and down the country, including a storming performance at the inaugural 'Amplified' festival. The release of 'Find A Way' marks the end of the 'Save Our Souls' album cycle and will see The Vigil continue their musical journey to the top.

 Saxon Announce New Album And 2018 UK Tour.

Saxon.Thursday 9th November 2017
SAXON isn't wasting any time in 2018. Following the critically acclaimed release of 'Battering Ram' in 2015, the heavy metal giants are set to release their latest studio album, Thunderbolt, on February 2nd via the Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music).

The new album Thunderbolt will feature original Artwork by long time Saxon collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory.
"This is album 22 and it's called Thunderbolt. It's a Storming Smashing Thundering collection of tracks we've been crafting with Producer, Andy Sneap and it's finished ready to be unleashed.

Stand clear and fasten your seat belts!" says Biff Byford


Three weeks later, the band will be embarking on the first leg of the Thunderbolt 2018 European Tour. SAXON will be joined by fellow English rockers DIAMOND HEAD and metal trio ROCK GODDESS will be performing on the scheduled UK dates, with very Special Guests MAGNUM on the UK Hull date only. However, SAXON doesn't stop there - dates for Thunderbolt Tour Part 2 will be announced in early 2018.

"Ok this is part 1 of the colossal Thunderbolt World tour we're going to be touring the whole of 2018 so get your tickets and join the ride.
It's gonna be fast and furious, dark and brooding.
Monumental riffing and screaming vocals loud and proud it's going to be a Saxon tour, unique in every way" – Biff Byford


Since the 1970s Saxon have shown their ability to take rock 'n' roll and give it an electrifying edge which has since cemented their status as pioneers of the British heavy metal wave. With over twenty studio albums under their belt, SAXON has made their steadfast dedication to creating a dynamic body of a work a staple of their career.

Thunderbolt Track Listing
1. Olympus Rising
2. Thunderbolt
3. The Secret of Flight
4. Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)
5. They Played Rock and Roll
6. Predator
7. Sons of Odin
8. Sniper
9. A Wizard's Tale
10. Speed Merchants
11. Roadie'sSong
12. Nosferatu(RawVersion)*

*not available on vinyl

Thunderbolt will be available to pre-order on December 1st in the following formats:
CD Album in Digipack
180 gms coloured vinyl in a Gatefold
A Special Edition Boxset
Tape Cassette
Digital Download


Thunderbolt 2018 European Tour - Part 1

Fri February 23 - UK, Cardiff University
Sat February 24 - UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sun February 25 - UK, Hull City Hall
Tue February 27 - Holland, Tilburg 013
Wed February 28 - Germany, Saarbruecken Garage
Thu March 1 - Germany, Hannover Capitol
Fri March 2 - Germany, Frankfurt Batschkapp
Sat March 3 - Germany, Dresden Schlachthof

Presale for all shows is on Wednesday November 8th at 10am with general on Sale Friday November 10th at 10am

 Tears For Fears Add More UK Shows.

Tears For Fears.Thursday 9th November 2017
After shows in Cardiff, Glasgow, Bournemouth and Brighton all sold out, due to unprecedented demand Tears For Fears have added three more dates to their 'Rule The World Tour 2018' in Leeds April 27th, Nottingham April 28th and a second show in Glasgow Monday 30th April.

Tickets for the new shows go on sale 9am November 10th from www.tearsforfears.com.

After a triumphant concert at the Royal Albert Hall last month, Tears For Fears Roland Orzabal [vocals, guitar, keyboards] and Curt Smith [vocals, bass, keyboards] – are more popular than ever! The band have sold an astronomical 30 million albums worldwide, performed to countless sold out audiences, and won various awards, and are one of the most influential bands to have come out of the UK. With a catalogue of of huge hits, including classics such as "Everybody Wants To Rule The World," "Shout," "Mad World," "Head Over Heels," "Woman In Chains," these shows are not to be missed!

Joining Tears For Fears on all UK & Ireland dates is Alison Moyet. In a 35-year recording career, three-times BRIT Award-winner and Grammy-nominee, Alison Moyet, has released 9 solo studio albums with 2017 seeing the release of the critically-acclaimed album Other, and embarking on her biggest world tour for thirty years. Tears For Fears play the following UK and Ireland Dates in 2018:

April 2018
Fri 27th                                  LEEDS, First Direct Arena
Sat 28th                                  NOTTINGHAM, Motorpoint Arena
Mon 30th                               GLASGOW, SEC Armadillo

May 2018
Weds 2nd                                Dublin, 3Arena
Fri 4th                                     Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff                                                                          SOLD OUT
Sat 5th                                     Birmingham, Arena Birmingham
Mon 7th                                  Glasgow, SEC Armadillo                                                                                                                       SOLD OUT
Tues 8th                                  Liverpool, Echo Arena
Thurs 10th                               London, The 02
Fri 11th                                   Bournemouth, Bournemouth International Centre                   SOLD OUT
Sat 12th                                   Brighton, Brighton Centre                                                                                                       SOLD OUT


  
Tears For Fears recently announced the release of their first career-spanning Greatest Hits album, Rule The World which is out November 10th on Virgin/EMI. Not only does Rule The World feature all the aforementioned hits and more, but it also boasts the first original music from the duo since 2004, the new single "I Love You But I'm Lost" and acoustic track "Stay".

Beyond their own output, Tears For Fears have influenced many artists today including being sampled by Kanye West, The Weeknd, David Guetta, Drake, and more, while also being covered by Lorde, Adam Lambert, Gary Jules, and Disturbed, to name a few. Meanwhile, classic songs figure prominently everywhere from The Wire and Donnie Darko to Straight Outta Compton and Mr. Robot.

Everybody Loves A Happy Ending was released after a 15 years hiatus in 2004, which rekindled the creative fire between the duo. Breaking another quiet spell, the boys engaged in a three-year touring whirlwind across North America, Japan, South Korea, Manila, and South America beginning in 2010.  2013 saw them return with their first recorded music in a decade: a cover of Arcade Fire's "Ready to Start." 

 As It Is Release Video For 'No Way Out'.

As It Is.Thursday 9th November 2017
As It Is have today released the video for 'No Way Out', taken from their album 'okay.'.

Speaking of the track, singer Patty Walters says, "No Way Out' was a drastic departure from the band we used to be; we were all unsure how fans would react to us embracing a much darker, more aggressive direction, but 'No Way Out' has become a fan favourite and standout moment in our set every night. There's this insanely fun and contagious energy in the room when we play this song, and we really wanted to channel and capture that for the video. Without giving too much away, I think it's safe to assume there's a bright future for the darker side of As It Is..."
The quartet also recently announced their biggest UK headline tour to date for March 2018. The six date run will see the band ending on a high at London's famous KOKO venue. Support comes from Like Pacific and Grayscale, with one more act to still to be announced.
MARCH 2018
09: NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
10: MANCHESTER Academy 2
11: GLASGOW Garage
13: BIRMINGHAM o2 Institute 2
15: CARDIFF Globe
16: LONDON Koko
Tickets are on sale at:
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk & http://www.seetickets.com

Speaking of the tour, lead singer Patty Walters says, "These shows will land nearly two years after our last UK headline shows, and we truly can't wait to show you the band we've become in that time. We'll be playing both new and old songs, songs we've never played before, and possibly some particularly old songs we thought we'd never be playing again. These will be far and away our biggest, most ambitious headline shows to date, and we're so excited and humbled to be playing these rooms next year. We hope you're looking forward to the OKAY UK TOUR as much as we are!"

 69 Eyes To Release 'Christmas In New York City' Single.

69 Eyes.Thursday 9th November 2017
Even the Helsinki Vampires celebrate Christmas! To inject some black magic and gothic vibes into the most beautiful season of the year, THE 69 EYES will launch their special music video for 'Christmas In New York City' on November 24th. The video is filmed and directed by Ville Juurikkala, known from his previous work with THE 69 EYES, HIM, NIGHTWISH and AMORPHIS. Today, the band reveals the cover artwork for the digital single.

”This is about the last thing we haven’t done yet - so it’s our time to release a Christmas song!” says THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki 69. ”This is also our tribute to the Ramones and New York which both have been our main influences.
This is our 'thank you for a great year' for our fans - the next 69 EYES album will be on its way soon!”

The Christmas rock hymn will be available for download and streaming on November 24th via this link:
http://nblast.de/The69EyesDigital


Get your copy of the band’s latest album (released April 22nd 2016 via Nuclear Blast), ‘Universal Monsters’, here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Universal-Monsters-69-Eyes/dp/B01BM3R862/nuclblas-21
Or order the digital version here: http://apple.co/2lZkzku

Watch the latest music videos from THE 69 EYES here: 
'Dolce Vita': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuAdKbEEf0o
'Lady Darkness': https://youtu.be/feznlWImLOY
'Jet Fighter Plane': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDaN1JFAliY
'Miss Pastis': https://youtu.be/Bj2Mq9vCyOM
'Jerusalem': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsSEhqrhIM4


Catch THE 69 EYES at the following live shows:

10.11. Tallinn - CatHouse Concert Hall (EST)
17.11. Vaasa - WS Areena (FIN)
24.11. Turku - M/S Viking Grace (FIN)
27.12. Helsinki – Jäähalli (FIN)

 Trivium Announce UK Headline Tour.

Trivium.Monday 6th November 2017
Modern US heavy hitters TRIVIUM are excited to announce their return to the UK and Europe in Spring 2018.  This will be the Florida band's first visit since the October release of their blistering eighth album, 'The Sin and The Sentence'.

Presented by Metal Hammer, 'The Sin and The Sentence Tour' kicks off in Koln on March 11, and piledrives across Europe, wrapping up in the UK on April 21 at London's O2 Academy Brixton.  TRIVIUM will be joined by special guests CODE ORANGE (UK only), POWER TRIP (all dates) and VENOM PRISON (all dates).

TRIVIUM declare, "It's time to bring 'The Sin and The Sentence' to the UK and Europe!  One of the greatest things about headlining a tour is picking the bands to round out the bill.  CODE ORANGE, POWER TRIP, and VENOM PRISON are not only the leading edge of the next wave of great metal acts, they are also three of our personal favourites.  We are going to dive deep into our back catalogue to pair up the new tunes with some older classics and a few rarities we haven't played in a long time. See you all very soon!"

Metal Hammer adds, "Heavy music is on absolute fire right now, and this bill proves it.  Metal Hammer couldn't be more delighted to be supporting our brothers in TRIVIUM alongside three truly excellent young bands in CODE ORANGE, POWER TRIP, and VENOM PRISON on a tour that is going to tear 2018 to shreds.  See you next Spring, motherfuckers!"

Upon release, TRIVIUM's 'The Sin and The Sentence' clinched the top spot on both Billboard's 'Top Rock Albums' and the 'Hard Rock Albums' chart (their second #1).  Globally, the record made a stellar impact too, arriving Top 5 in Canada and Australia while cracking the Top 20 in the UK and Germany, scoring some of the band's highest chart positions to date.  Metal Hammer remark that "[TRIVIUM are] quite simply one of the best bands in modern metal."  Watch the latest video for new song 'Thrown Into The Fire' at: https://youtu.be/MnjZqQhZYiY.  'The Sin and The Sentence'is available at all DSPs and at www.trivium.org.

Uncompromising Pittsburgh natives CODE ORANGE continue their meteoric rise, recently gracing the front covers of both Kerrang! and Revolver magazines.  The no-holds-barred band have been converting new fans across North America this Summer, in support of ground-breaking current album, 'Forever'.  The group will play directly before TRIVIUM each night in the UK.

Texan thrash band POWER TRIP are sure to be performing choice cuts from their widely praised, second album, 'Nightmare Logic'.  POWER TRIP tell us, "We're honoured to come to Europe for our fifth time, especially with such a massive band as TRIVIUM.  We're excited to watch and learn from TRIVIUM and hang out with our mates in VENOM PRISON.  The end of the tour has CODE ORANGE joining the package; it'll be good to play with those lunatics again. That's it. That's all. Don't fuck up and miss this tour."

Hardcore death metal five-piece VENOM PRISON will open proceedings each night. The hotly-tipped UK act have had a whirlwind twelve months since putting out debut full-length 'Animus', including winning a Metal Hammer Golden God Award for "Best Newcomer".  VENOM PRISON enthuse, "TRIVIUM have been at the forefront of heavy music for over a decade and being asked to join such an incredible line up is an honour.  We can go from big stages to house shows and are ready to annihilate them all. The scale of this tour is going be a new experience for us and we are grateful for this opportunity!"


Tickets go on sale Friday 10th November at 10am local time.  Full dates run as follows:
Sun 11th Mar - GERMANY - Koln, Live Music Hall
Mon 12th Mar - GERMANY - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle 2
Wed 14th Mar - SWEDEN - Malmo, KB
Thu 15th Mar - SWEDEN - Stockholm, Fryshuset Klubben
Fri 16th Mar - NORWAY - Oslo, Rockefeller
Sat 17th Mar - SWEDEN - Norrköping, Arbis
Mon 19th Mar - FINLAND - Helsinki, Cable Factory
Wed 21st Mar - SWEDEN - Gothenburg, Pustervik
Thu 22nd Mar - DENMARK - Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
Fri 23rd Mar - GERMANY - Berlin, Huxleys
Sat 24th Mar - GERMANY - Leipzig, Täubchenthal
Sun 25th Mar - POLAND - Warsaw, Progresja
Tue 27th Mar - CZECH REPUBLIC - Prague, Roxy
Wed 28th Mar - SLOVAKIA - Bratislava, Majestic
Thu 29th Mar - HUNGARY - Budapest, Durer Kert
Fri 30th Mar - AUSTRIA - Vienna, Simm City
Sun 1st Apr - CROATIA - Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture
Mon 2nd Apr - SLOVENIA - Ljubljana, Kino Siska
Tue 3rd Apr - ITALY - Novara, Phenomenon
Wed 4th Apr - SWITZERLAND - Zurich, Komplex
Fri 6th Apr - SPAIN - Bilbao, Sala Santana
Sat 7th Apr - SPAIN - Madrid, Teatro Barcelo
Sun 8th Apr - SPAIN - Barcelona, Sala Razzmatazz
Tue 10th Apr - SWITZERLAND - Geneva, L'Usine
Wed 11th Apr - GERMANY - Munich, Tonhalle
Thu 12th Apr - GERMANY - Stuttgart, LKA-Longhorn
Fri 13th Apr - FRANCE - Paris, Bataclan
Sun 15th Apr - BELGIUM - Antwerp, Trix
Mon 16th Apr - UNITED KINGDOM - Bristol, O2 Academy
Tue 17th Apr - UNITED KINGDOM - Birmingham, O2 Academy
Thu 19th Apr - UNITED KINGDOM - Glasgow, O2 Academy
Fri 20th Apr - UNITED KINGDOM - Manchester, Academy
Sat 21st Apr - UNITED KINGDOM - London, O2 Academy Brixton

 Ozzy Osbourne To Headline Download Festival.

Ozzy Osbourne.Monday 6th November 2017
Download Festival, the world's premier rock and metal event, has announced musical icon Ozzy Osbourne as the first of its three heavyweight headliners. The three-day festival takes place 8 – 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets available now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

No stranger to the hallowed grounds of Donington, The Prince Of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne will headline the Sunday night. Having previously graced the main stage in previous years fronting Black Sabbath, this will be his first ever Download headline solo appearance. The Download Festival set comes as part of Ozzy Osbourne's final  world tour announcement this morning.

Download Festival's promoter, Andy Copping says:
"We're unbelievably excited to have Ozzy as one of the headliners next year. Already hailing from the midlands, Ozzy Osbourne is no stranger to Download, and after Black Sabbath closed the festival in 2016, how could I not ask The Prince of Darkness to come back all on his own? The Download family are without a shadow of a doubt, in for a treat."

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 hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage and in 2018, fans can see the Miracle Man, Ozzy Osbourne.

For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk

 The Used Release Video For 'Rise Up Lights'.

The Used.Monday 6th November 2017
The Used have released the official music video for 'Rise Up Lights' taken from their stunning new album "The Canyon".  The visuals pair perfectly with the track that Alternative Press have called an 'avant-garde dystopian anthem'.  The song picks up right away with singer Bert McCracken's iconic vocals and guitarist Justin Shekoski's supercharged guitar hitting you right in the face.  You can check out the video here.

Rolling Stone released an intimate acoustic video session on Friday  The band performed their hit track, "On My Own" from their 2002 self-titled release and from "The Canyon", "Over and Over Again" and "For You".  The video has garnered over 365K views over this past weekend on the site.

Last week, the band released their 7th studio album, "The Canyon", via Hopeless Records.  Written out of pain and loss, "The Canyon" is tragic and haunting whilst also having a sense of light and energy that is unlike anything the band has ever done before.  

Produced by Ross Robinson (The Cure, At The Drive-In), this 17- track opus was recorded entirely on tape, with no more than 3 takes being used on each song.  You can purchase the album now on Apple Music, iTunes or stream on Spotify.

The Used are currently on the road in the US with support from glassjaw.  For more info and to purchase tickets head to www.theused.net

UK tour news soon...

 Shania Twin Releases New Single 'Who's Gonna Be Your Girl'.

Shania Twain.Monday 6th November 2017
Global Icon Shania Twain releases her new single 'Who's Gonna Be Your Girl' on Virgin EMI, impacting 15th December. The track is third to be taken from her number 1 album 'NOW'.

One of the many album highlights, the evocative 'Who's Gonna Be Your Girl' is written and co-produced by Shania and follows acclaimed comeback single and radio mainstay 'Life's About to Get Good' and infectious stomper 'Swingin' With My Eyes Closed'.

The five-time GRAMMY Award-winner returned to the UK for her first gig on these shores in 13 years with a show-stealing performance at this year's Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park. The hit filled set is a taster of what's to come on her 2018 UK tour, which includes two shows at the O2 Arena.

Shania Twain plays the following UK Dates:

September 2018
Weds 19th                                               GLASGOW, Glasgow SSE Hydro 
Fri 21st                                                    GLASGOW, Glasgow SSE Hydro                                        SOLD-OUT
Sat 22nd                                  MANCHESTER, Manchester Arena
Mon 24th                                                BIRMINGHAM, Birmingham Arena
Weds 26th                                               IRELAND, Dublin 3Arena                                                                     SOLD-OUT           
Thurs 27th                                               IRELAND, Dublin 3Arena
Sat 29th                                                   BELFAST, Belfast SSE Arena                                                               SOLD-OUT
October 2018
Tues 2nd                                 LONDON, London O2 Arena
Wed 3rd                                  LONDON, London O2 Arena

With 90 million albums sold worldwide, Shania Twain remains the top-selling female country artist of all time. Shania's albums include her Platinum-selling 1993 debut, Shania Twain; the GRAMMY Award-winning, Double Diamond-selling 1995 release, The Woman in Me; Come On Over, the best-selling studio album in Soundscan history by a female artist in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time with over 40 million units sold worldwide; and UP!, Shania's third consecutive Diamond-selling album release.
 

 Deaf Havana Reveal For For 'L.O.V.E' Ahead Of UK Tour.

Deaf Havana.Monday 6th November 2017
Ahead of their UK headline tour next week, Deaf Havana have released a video for'L.O.V.E'from their UK Top 5 album, 'All These Countless Nights'. The clip features footage from their UK headline tour earlier this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnJ5n-Ywl-I

Deaf Havana return to the UK touring circuit for a regional headline tour, following recent shows in Australia supporting Placebo. Support on all November dates comes from Black Foxxes and Decade.

NOVEMBER
9th - Brighton, Concorde 2
10th - Southampton, Engine Rooms
12th - Cambridge, Junction
13th - Bath, Komedia
14th - Coventry, Kasbah
15th - Leeds, Beckett University
17th - Nottingham Rock City
18th - Liverpool, Academy
20th - Aberdeen, Garage
21st - Edinburgh, Queens Hall
22nd - Newcastle, Northumbria University
24th - Cardiff, Y Plas
25th - Exeter, Lemon Grove

 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Announce New Album 'Wrong Creatures'.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.Monday 6th November 2017
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club revealed their first video for single "Little Thing Gone Wild" via their Facebook. Watch the visceral, live video directed by Brian T Lauzon HERE. The band recently announced their forthcoming album Wrong Creatures, produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Arcade Fire), out on January 12th, 2018. Pre-order it  HERE.

The widely acclaimed California-based band consists of Peter Hayes (vocal, guitar, harmonica), Robert Levon Been (vocal, bass, guitar), and Leah Shapiro (drums). They've been crafting perfectly honed, bluesy, psychedelic garage-rock since 1998 and return with their 7th studio album. These rock and roll stalwarts have been praised by NPR for their "gutsy rock 'n' roll" while Rolling Stone has called their sound "expansive" and Entertainment Weekly has called it "deeply hypnotic narco-blues."

Recorded in Los Angeles, Wrong Creatures takes a journey through rock's history, taking unlikely twists and turns, both peppered with historic influences but also having one foot firmly in the present. Yet their focus still firmly set on returning to edge of the stage, never resting on their laurels and bringing people further into their live experience.

Ultimately, the band are survivors during an era where rock'n'roll can often be overshadowed by garish pop and domineering hip-hop. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have learned how to cut out all the noise and concentrate on what matters.  Robert Levon Been: "We are truly an island - come hell or high water, so it's usually best to dress accordingly. Though I'm not sure what the proper attire is when drowning in fire. But leather usually goes with everything."

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club also announced their North American tour which will be kicking off on January 15, 2018 with dates in Washington DC, Boston, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and more. Tickets are on sale now - HERE. The band has partnered with Plus 1 for the US tour in which $1 from each ticket will be donated to War Child, a worldwide organization that supports programs aiding women & children dislocated and impacted by war, political unrest, terrorism and poverty.

The band are currently on tour in Europe and the UK, the remaining dates are below:
2nd  Bristol O2 Academy, UK
3rd  Nottingham  Rock City, UK
4th  London O2 Academy Brixton, UK
6th  Copenhagen  Vega, Denmark (SOLD OUT)
7th  Odense  Posten, Denmark
8th  Aarhus Train, Denmark
10th  Lille  Le Splendid, France
11th  Nancy  L'Autre Canal, France
12th  Strasbourg  La Laiterie,  France
14th  Grenoble  La Belle Electrique, France
15th  Nimes  Paloma, France
16th  Toulouse  Le Bikini, France
18th  La Rochelle  La Sirene, France
20th  Amsterdam  Paradiso, Netherlands
21st  Antwerp  De Roma, Belgium
22nd  Paris  Elysee Montmartre, France (SOLD OUT)
25th  Hamburg  Grosse Freiheit, Germany
26th  Berlin  Columbiahalle, Germany
27th  Cologne  Live Music Hall, Germany
28th  Munich  Tonhalle, Germany
30th  Milan  Fabrique, Italy

December
1st  Lausanne  Les Docks, Switzerland
2nd  Zurich  Samsung Hall, Switzerland
3rd  Vienna  Arena

 Northlane To Head Out On UK Tour.

Northlane.Monday 6th November 2017
Northlane have released their first ever acoustic track in the form of Solar, one of the standout cuts from critically acclaimed fourth album Mesmer. Originally teased back in May, when shots of frontman Marcus Bridge playing the track acoustically were featured in the video for the original version of the song, this new version of Solar showcases his unearthly vocal talents while presenting Northlane fans both old and new with a new side of the band.

"I love reinterpreting songs," explains Marcus, "whether it's a cover or our own music. Solar was the perfect opportunity to try something different, and I hope everyone enjoys this stripped-back performance."

Listen to the acoustic version of Solar here
The band will be bringing their Mesmer World Tour to the UK and Europe this winter. You can see the band at the following dates with support from Erra, Invent, Animate and Ocean Groce.
THE MESMER WORLD TOUR: UK & EUROPE
23 NOVEMBER HAMBURG Markthalle
24 NOVEMBER EINDHOVEN Dynamo
25 NOVEMBER LONDON Electric Ballroom
26 NOVEMBER MANCHESTER Academy 2
27 NOVEMBER GLASGOW Garage
28 NOVEMBER BIRMINGHAM o2 Academy 2
29 NOVEMBER LEEDS Stylus
30 NOVEMBER BRISTOL Marble Factory
1 DECEMBER NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
3 DECEMBER COPENHAGEN Vega
4 DECEMBER GOTHENBURG Sticky Fingers
6 DECEMBER BERLIN Bi Nuu
7 DECEMBER LEIPZIG Conne Island
8 DECEMBER KOLN Essigfabrik
9 DECEMBER NURNBERG Z-Bau
10 DECEMBER WIEN Flex
12 DECEMBER MILAN Legend Club
13 DECEMBER MUNICH Backstage
14 DECEMBER ZURICH Dynamo
15 DECEMBER LYON Ninkasi Kao
16 DECEMBER PARIS Petit Bain

 Five Finger Death Punch To Release 'A Decade Of Destruction' Greatest Hits Album.

SFive Finger Death Punch.Thursday 2nd November 2017
Los Angeles-based multi-platinum hard rock band, Five Finger Death Punch are excited to reveal that they will be releasing a greatest hits album, A Decade of Destruction, on December 1st. The compilation will include two new tracks – the first new music the band has released in over 2 years. Pre-order the collection now!

In celebration with this announcement, the rock juggernauts have released one of the new tracks from the album, titled "Trouble." CLICK HERE to purchase via iTunes and stream on Spotify and Apple Music. Check out the lyric video for the single HERE.


Five Finger Death Punch are also thrilled to announce that they will be releasing their 7th full-length studio album in Spring 2018 via Prospect Park Records in North America and Eleven Seven Music internationally. The album follows their critically acclaimed 2015 chart-topping hit album Got Your Six, which featured the US #1 single "Wash It All Away" and was certified gold in 2016.


The band is currently preparing to embark on the biggest European arena rock tour of Autumn 2017, wrapping up in the UK just before the festive holidays. They'll be on the road co-headlining with In Flames and special guests Of Mice & Men. Full tour routing can be found below. For more information, tickets, and VIP offerings, go to www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com.  

A Decade Of Destruction Track Listing

1. Trouble
2. Gone Away
3. Lift Me Up
4. Wash It All Away
5. Bad Company
6. Under And Over It
7. Wrong Side Of Heaven
8. House Of The Rising Sun
9. I Apologize
10. The Bleeding
11. Jekyll And Hyde
12. Remember Everything
13. Coming Down
14. My Nemesis
15. Battle Born
16. Far From Home

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
11/9 – Moscow, Russia - Stadium Live  (FFDP only)
11/12 – St. Petersburg, Russia - A2 Arena (FFDP only)
11/14 – Helsinki, Finland - Hartwell Arena
11/16 – Gothenburg, Sweden - Scandinavium
11/17 – Stockholm  Sweden   Ericsson Globe
11/18 – Oslo, Norway - Spektrum
11/20 – Copenhagen, Denmark - Royal Arena
11/21 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
11/22 – Berlin, Germany – Velodrome
11/24 – Oberhausen, Germany – KP Arena
11/26 –  Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
11/28 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
11/29 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
11/30 – Padova, Italy – Geox Theatre
12/2 – Stuttgart, Germany – HMH Schleyerhalle
12/4 – Paris, France – Olympia
12/5 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg  – Rockhal
12/6 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
12/8 –  Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
12/11 –  Madrid, Spain – Wizink Centre
12/12 – Barcelona, Spain – Sant Jordi Club
12/14 – Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto
12/15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
12/17 – Birmingham, UK  – BCA
12/18 –  Glasgow, UK – Hydro
12/20 –  Leeds, UK  – Leeds Arena
12/21 –  London, UK –  Wembley Arena

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds Four More Bands'.

Bloodstock Festival.Thursday 2nd November 2017
Just in time for Halloween, BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce four more spooktacular bands and add the 2018 Rock Society tickets to the ticket store.  

We're excited to announce that WATAIN will bring their black metal ritual to headline Sunday's Sophie Lancaster stage in a UK festival exclusive.  Frontman Erik Danielsson tells us, "Our last performance at BLOODSTOCK in 2012 was also the final date on the 'Lawless Darkness' tour.  The sun was setting while we played and the crowd was getting louder and wilder the darker it became.  A very charged atmosphere.  Eager now to return and see what the eventful years that have passed and the force accumulated since then has done to both us and the BLOODSTOCK crowd.  Furthermore, England is of course sacred ground when it comes to Metal in general, so when performing there, the stakes are always high.  May all those that doubt be impaled upon them."  Look out for the band's long awaited sixth studio album arriving on 5th January 2018!

German power metallers, ORDEN OGAN also land a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Saturday.  The band released 'Gunmen', their fifth studio album, this summer via AFM Records.  Check out the video for 'Gunman' here and get a taster of what's in store for their set in 2018 - https://youtu.be/JPm46Qgyn24.

Atlanta aggrotech outfit, COMBICHRIST also join the main stage bill for an early slot on Friday.  The band have been working on new music after the release of their eighth studio album, 'This Is Where Death Begins' which landed in 2016.  Check out the new track, 'Broken:United' at the following link - https://Combichrist.lnk.to/BrokenUnited.
Also landing an early main stage slot on Friday are British death/grind four-piece, MEMORIAM.  Combining ex-members of Bolt Thrower and Benediction, MEMORIAM's pedigree is high.  The band of scene veterans are hard at work on the follow up to their debut, 'For The Fallen' released via Nuclear Blast earlier this year.  Check out 'Reduced To Zero' taken from that opus here - https://youtu.be/Nmucoieg2Lc.

BLOODSTOCK's Rock Society tickets become available in the store on Halloween morning, 31st October at 9.00am!  The 'Rock Society' is effectively the festival's 'Members Club', offering not only a 10% discount on your weekend ticket (on top of the early bird discount if you purchase the Rock Society membership + ticket bundle option), but all sorts of other cool benefits like priority signing tent access, a Rock Society laminate, access to the VIP Serpents Lair bar, a tour of the backstage & production areas to see 'behind the scenes', the chance to meet with the festival organisers, a dedicated hangout area in the Rock Society tent on site, a Rock Society Facebook community where you can make friends and get to know your fellow RockSoc members and plenty more besides.  Full details can be found at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/rock-society.  Memberships are priced at £75, limited to 300 and sell out almost immediately, so don't delay if you want to pick one up.

Also now in the store are tickets for our new VANAHEIM campervan field.  Due to increasing demand each year, we've made some site adjustments to allow for more pitches.  As such, the new VANAHEIM site is located across the road, directly adjacent to Serpents Lair VIP parking, allowing an increase in size to accommodate 240 campervans, as opposed to just 130.  Campervan pitches always sold through very rapidly, so this allows for more of our metal brethren to join the campervan club.  Tickets for campervan pitches will remain at this year's price of £60.  

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday night headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday headliners, NIGHTWISH already announced, along with EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER and NAILS, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.  

BLOODSTOCK's first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets are now SOLD OUT!  The final allocation, the last batch of VIP deluxe packages and a limited amount of VIP upgrades priced at £145 (for those who've already bought 'early bird' tickets) will then become available on 16th December at 9am in the ticket store.  Mark your calendars and don't delay if you want to join us in 2018's VIP Serpents Lair, as they're moving faster than ever before!

Standard weekend tickets are currently available at 'early bird' prices (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20!  In order to keep up with inflation and extra costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the 'early bird' allocation is gone.  

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

 Avenged Sevenfold To Re-release 'The Stage' In December.

Avenged Sevenfold.SThursday 2nd November 2017
AVENGED SEVENFOLD have announced a December 15th release date for the deluxe version of their critically acclaimed album,THE STAGE (Capitol). This new edition features 7 additional studio songs + 4 unreleased live tracks recorded during the band's recent shows at The O2 arena in London. Among the 7 bonus tracks is the band's stunning cover of the Pink Floyd classic, "Wish You Were Here," which was released today and can be heard HERE.  Both the digital and physical deluxe versions of THE STAGE can be pre-ordered HERE (note: the CD and vinyl versions of the album will include a special lenticular cover).

"Wish You Were Here" is the latest in a series of new songs released by the band over the course of the past few months, but until now have been unavailable for purchase. Those tracks include Mexican folk song "Malagueña Salerosa," a reimagining of Mr. Bungle's "Retrovertigo," original track "Dose," a cover of Del Shannon's 1961 No. 1 hit, "Runaway" (featuring a guest appearance by Vandals' guitarist Warren Fitzgerald and lead vocals by Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Zacky Vengeance), the band's version of The Beach Boys' 1966 hit, "God Only Knows" and most recently, their rendition of the Rolling Stones' "As Tears Go By." The four concert recordings are all live versions of fan favorites from The Stage, including the title track, "Paradigm," "Sunny Disposition" and "God Damn."

Tickets are also on sale now for  Avenged Sevenfold's 2018 North American arena headlining tour, set to kick off January 12th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville with special guests Breaking Benjamin and Bullet For My Valentine. The tour will be North America's introduction to the electrifying Stage spectacle that drew rave reviews in Europe and the UK. The band has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer VIP Tour Experiences, including access to a VIP-only viewing area, an official signed show setlist, an invitation to the pre-show lounge featuring Avenged Sevenfold memorabilia and an exclusive A7X tour book including never-before-seen photos. For full package details, please visit CID Entertainment.

Avenged Sevenfold (vocalist M. Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Brooks Wackerman) became one of the world's biggest rock bands by creating a sound that broke through obstacles of language, distance and culture. They raised the stakes and standards for the genre with a string of blockbuster albums, including their 2005 platinum-selling breakthrough, City Of Evil, 2007's platinum-selling Avenged Sevenfold and two consecutive No. 1's on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart: 2010's Nightmare and 2013's Hail To The King. They've achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries, racked up over a billion video views and a billion-plus Spotify streams, have consistently been one of the most-played bands on rock radio for over a decade with multiple No. 1 singles, and have headlined arenas and the biggest rock festivals around the globe, amassing a diehard international fan base whose members number in the millions.

They've proved themselves again and again to be one of the genre's most forward-thinking artists, reinforced by The Stage, which was praised by Rolling Stone for being "epic and adventurous" and "the most aggressively bonkers music of the quintet's career." NME, Q, The Guardian, Guitar World, Metal Hammer, Revolver, Metal Injection, Alternative Press, Drum, Total Guitar and Classic Rock are among the myriad press outlets that lauded the album, with the latter calling it "a metal masterpiece."

The band amplified the album with a spectacular new live show that critics and fans alike cheered as brutally entertaining. After the recent 02 Arena shows, the London Evening Standard lauded Avenged Sevenfold as "a global phenomenon" and wrote that the band "specialized in preposterous fun," calling the show "royally entertaining." The Guardian ran a 4-star review of the show in Glasgow, writing, "Underneath retina-scorching screens and giant cosmic cube broadcasting spiraling starfields, the five-piece methodically discharge booming, arena-filling songs...these industrial assemblages of growing riffs and fret-melting solos have a default minor-key menace, yet the overall atmosphere is surprisingly joyous." But Kerrang! best summed up Avenged Sevenfold's new live show: "you've never seen anything like it."

Don't miss your chance to catch Avenged Sevenfold live. Dates are as follows:
January 12 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
January 14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Van Andel Arena
January 16 – Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
January 17 – University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Ctr – Penn State University
January 24 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
January 25 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
January 27 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
January 31 – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum***
February 2 – North Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
February 3 – Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
February 6 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
February 8 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
February 9 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ US Cellular Center
February 11 – Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
***=on sale 10/13

 All Time Low Release New Music Video.

All Time Low.Thursday 2nd November 2017
Fueled By Ramen band All Time Low has unveiled the official music video for "Good Times," the latest single from their celebrated 2017 LP, LAST YOUNG RENEGADE.  The "Good Times" official music video, which is directed by Patrick Tracy, is streaming now on Fueled By Ramen's official YouTube channel.
Frontman Alex Gaskarth commented on the new video stating, "We are so proud of this video, of Pat who helped us bring it to life, the small glimpses into amazing lives we see within, and the beautiful, diverse people it represents. Always be exactly who you are, and don't live in fear of someone else's judgement. Be brave, be bold, and find your happiness in yourself and the ones you love." 

All Time Low return to the UK in Spring next year, with support from Pierce The Veil.

MARCH

12 – Glasgow, SECC
14 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
15 – Birmingham, Genting Arena
16 – Manchester, Arena
17 – London, Alexandra Palace

 Down 'N' Outz Release New Live Album.

Down N Outz.Thursday 2nd November 2017
Down 'n' Outz are pleased to announce the release of a brand new live album "The Further Live Adventures Of ..." on December 1st, via Frontiers Music Srl. The live album, recorded in Sheffield Corporation in December 2014, will be available 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and digital. In addition, on the same day, the band will reissue their previous records "My Re-Generation" and "The Further Adventures Of ..." on CD, LP and digital.

The Down 'N' Outz is the project founded and fronted by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and backed by members of The Quireboys, Wayward Sons and Vixen. The band pays tribute to rock legends Mott The Hoople and was established from the most unusual of circumstances ... in the words of Joe Elliott:  "When Mott The Hoople announced they were reforming for a week's worth of shows at the Hammersmith Odeon I was asked that I participate in some capacity. They've always been my favourite band and it's nice to see the rest of the rock world finally catch up and give them their due."

"But, what was I to do? It was suggested to me that the Quireboys would be up for offering their services. This was perfect! A fan since their first album, I loved the idea of working with a band as enthusiastic to do this as I was. I decided that the thing to do was play some songs that like-minded people thought they would never hear live again, if ever, songs by spin offs of Mott the Hoople - songs by Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions. Songs that are close to my heart, songs that I've played every week for the best part of 35 years on record, cassette, CD, iPod and now live."

The Down 'N Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of their legendary 2009 reformation shows at Hammersmith Odeon. Following a rapturous reception, the one night project took on a life and energy of its own and an album project was born.

The band then decided to record an album, "My Re-Generation" produced by Elliott and Ronan McHugh (Def Leppard), which was recorded in Elliott's personal studio with basic tracking done at Moor Hall studio Bedfordshire by engineer Chris Corney. The album featured entirely covers of songs by artists related to Mott the Hoople, such as Mott, British Lions and Ian Hunter.

The band made an appearance at the 2010 High Voltage Festival in the UK, launched their own branded beer, and also announced it would be performing with Paul Rodgers in April 2011 as the opening act on the latter's UK tour.

On 21 April 2014, Down 'n' Outz released their second studio album, The Further Adventures Of... Critically acclaimed Classic Rock wrote: "Further Adventures raises the bar for Mott The Hoople covers while giving timeless songs a new lease of life, as classics deserving of a new audience."

In addition to Joe Elliott (Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards), the band features The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar), Keith Weir (keyboards), drummer Phil Martini (Wayward Sons) and bassist Share Ross (Vixen). "The Further Live Adventures Of...." will be released on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, vinyl and digital on December 1st, via Frontiers Music Srl.

Track List
"The Further Live Adventures Of..." (2CD + DVD)
 
CD1
1.     Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
2.     One More Chance To Run
3.     Rock And Roll Queen
4.     Drivin' Sister
5.     Whizz Kid
6.     Storm
7.     Overnight Angels
8.     One Of The Boys
9.     Shouting And Pointing
CD2
1.     Sea Diver
2.     The Journey
3.     Who Do You Love
4.     Crash Street Kidds
5.     Violence
6.     England Rocks
7.     Good Times
DVD
1.     Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
2.     One More Chance To Run
3.     Rock And Roll Queen
4.     Drivin' Sister
5.     Whizz Kid
6.     Storm
7.     Overnight Angels
8.     One Of The Boys
9.     Shouting And Pointing
10.   Sea Diver
11.   The Journey
12.   Who Do You Love
13.   Crash Street Kidds
14.   Violence
15.   England Rocks
16.   Good Times
 
The reissues tracklisting is below
"My Re-Generation"

  1. Golden Opportunity
  2. Storm
  3. Overnight Angels
  4. Career (No Such Thing As Rock 'N Roll)
  5. England Rocks
  6. Shouting And Pointing
  7. By Tonight
  8. Apologies
  9. Who Do You Love
  10. One More Chance To Win
  11. 3000 Miles From Here
  12. Good Times
  13. The Flip Side Of The Shameless Whelk
  14. By Tonight (Midnight Mix)
  15. Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding (Live)
 
"The Further Adventures Of..."
  1. Rock and Roll Queen
  2. Stiff Upper Lip
  3. Marionette
  4. One Of The Boys
  5. Whizz Kid
  6. Violence
  7. The Journey
  8. Drivin' Sister
  9. The Original Mixed-Up Kid
  10. Crash Street Kidds
  11. Broadside Outcasts
  12. The Revenge Of The Shipwrecked Hedgehog
  13. Sea Diver (Bonus Track)
  14. One Of The Boys (Radio Edit)
 Annihilator To Release 16th Studio album.

Annihilator.Thursday 2nd November 2017
ANNIHILATOR will release their highly-anticipated 16th studio album, For The Demented, on November 3, 2017 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The album will be available in a Limited Edition Digipack with Lenticular cover, a jewel-case CD, a 12" 180gms coloured vinyl in gatefold and digital download. Pre-order now via http://hyperurl.co/ForTheDemented.

They say great (and often bad) things happen in threes, and ANNIHILATOR is proving the superstition on the eeriest day of the year! Combining heavy metal greatness with malevolent horror, the band is "thrilled" to reveal their extra-gory, NSFW music video for the track "Pieces of You" today. 

"The following contains a graphic interpretation of a true crime story that includes potentially disturbing images and lyrical content," says ANNIHILATOR's Jeff Waters. "We realize this is not exactly the most pleasant subject to write about, however, in the world of being a writer and musician, sometimes these stories can spawn a song! While many of the songs from the new album For The Demented have positive messages in them, this one does not! 
                                                                                                                                                
Watch the "Pieces of You" video here: https://youtu.be/CQSehIcwn6Y

Waters adds, "This is about a criminally insane guy who murdered his "annoying" girlfriend to "silence" her voice. He then eats pieces of her, as a means of keeping her alive inside of him. Ya, crazy, but when you watch horror movies, crime shows and own a few Cannibal Corpse t-shirts, this is tame in comparison.
 I like the three dimensions of this: seeing the lyrics roll by: hearing/feeling the music and watching the horror... almost difficult to take it all in, in one view.
 Enjoy "Pieces Of You", if you can!"

 Check out two additional videos/tracks released from For The Demented so far here:
"Twisted Lobotomy" music video: https://youtu.be/B17YdWJYfaM
"One To Kill" lyric video: https://youtu.be/PhLrc15A_7M

For The Demented is being touted as a definitive and essential ANNIHILATOR album by fans and press alike. Metal-Temple.com calls For The Demented"...an utmost blessing, a crucial moment in ANNIHILATOR's career..." adding, "...[Jeff] Waters made a genius effort on this one, an official return back to the early days with an eruption of a gruesome attitude, attacking at will..."MetalWani.com says, "For The Demented is a whirlwind listen.... ANNIHILATOR fans were promised a return to the brilliance of the "glory days," and Waters has delivered."

 Jeff Waters felt that with For The Demented, it was time to analyze what fans had been telling him over the years. "It was time to sit down and figure out "why" ANNIHILATOR's early "thrash-meets-melodic" caught the ears of so many and to try to sweep the "fan" part of my writing/playing/singing out the door and welcome back the mostly-original Waters writing that was to be the first four ANNIHILATOR albums... Bottom line, For The Demented captures some feel from ANNIHILATOR's 1985-87 demos mixed with the first four ANNIHILATOR records... I think metal fans are going to hear much of what they have been waiting for from ANNIHILATOR."

 Since 1989, Canada's ANNIHILATOR have not stopped putting out records and touring the world.  Despite the ever-changing climate of the metal world (and releasing a series of "different" metal records with various lineups along the way), Jeff Waters and company have consistently delivered strong albums since the band's debut Alice In Hell.  Then there was 1990's best-selling Never, Neverland, 1995's King of The KillSchizo Deluxe in 2005 and many other critically-acclaimed releases up until 2015's Suicide Society. The 'under-the-radar' influence of this band, and writer/guitarist/vocalist Jeff Waters, has been felt throughout the entire realm of the metal world by a ton of well-known musicians and bands; that influence evenstretching into the hard rock and instrumentalist genre.

 For The Demented track listing:
1. Twisted Lobotomy2. One to Kill
3. For the Demented
4. Pieces of You
5. The Demon You Know
6. Phantom Asylum 
7. Altering the Alter
8. The Way
9. Dark
10. Not All There

ANNIHILATOR European Tour Dates w/ Testament:
12.11.2017 BEL Antwerp Trix * 
13.11.2017 GER Hannover Musikzentrum ** 
14.11.2017 GER Berlin Astra * 
15.11.2017 POL Warsaw Progresja * 
16.11.2017 SVK Kosice Colloseum * 
17.11.2017 POL Wroclaw A2 * 
18.11.2017 HUN Budapest Barba Negra * 
19.11.2017 CZE Brno Sono Centrum * 
20.11.2017 AUT Vienna Arena * 
22.11.2017 GER Wiesbaden Schlachthof * 
23.11.2017 GER München Backstage * 
24.11.2017 GER Saarbrücken Garage * 
25.11.2017 GER Stuttgart LKA/Longhorn * 
26.11.2017 SLO Ljubljana Kino Siska * 
27.11.2017 GER Nürnberg Löwensaal * 
28.11.2017 SWI Pratteln Z7 * 
30.11.2017 ITA Bologna Estragon * 
01.12.2017 ITA Milano Live Club * 
02.12.2017 SWI Fribourg Fri-Son * 
03.12.2017 FRA Toulouse Bikini * 
04.12.2017 ESP Madrid Riviera *
06.12.2017 FRA Lyon Transbordeur * 
07.12.2017 FRA Nantes Stereolux * 
08.12.2017 FRA Paris Bataclan * 
09.12.2017 GER Oberhausen Ruhrpott Metal Meeting * 
10.12.2017 NED Haarlem Patronaat * 
* w/ Testament & Death Angel 
** w/ Death Angel

 Black LAbel Society Announce Show At The Royal Albert Hall.

Black Label Society.Thursday 2nd November 2017
Black Label Society have announced a European tour in support of their new album Grimmest Hits.  Tickets will be on sale Friday, Nov. 3rd. 

A month into their criss-crossing Europe through eleven countries and 24 full-throttle live shows, BLS will play the iconic Royal Albert Hall, London, on April 5th, 2018.

Now ten studio albums deep, the setlist is sure to be career defining and BLS bandleader, Zakk Wylde, can be relied upon to wield his guitar like a Viking weapon, bashing out thick riffage and squeezing out expressive squeals as if the glory of his Berserker brotherhood depends upon every single note, which of course, it does.

A full list of dates are as follows: -

Mar-8              France, Paris - Bataclan         
Mar-9              France, Toulouse - Le Bikini   
Mar-10            Spain, Vitoria - JimmyJazz     
Mar-11            Spain, Santiago De Compestela - Capitol      
Mar-13            Spain, Madrid - Riviera          
Mar-14            Spain, Barcelona - Razzmatazz          
Mar-16            Italy, Milan - Alcatraz
Mar-17            Austria, Telfs - Rathaussaal   
Mar-18            Czech Republic,           Prague - Mala Sportovni Hala           
Mar-20            Poland, Krakow - Studio
Mar-21            Poland, Warsaw - Stodola      
Mar-23            Germany, Munich - Backstage Werk
Mar-24            Germany, Frankfurt - Batschkapp     
Mar-25            Swiss, Pratteln - Konzertfabrik Z7
Mar-27            Germany, Cologne - Live Music Hall
Mar-28            Germany, Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt          
Mar-29            Germany, Hamburg - Markthalle      
Mar-30            Netherlands, Amsterdam - Melkweg
Mar-31            Belgium, Antwerp - TRIX       
Apr-3               Luxembourg, Luxembourg City - Den Atelier
Apr-5               UK, London - Royal Albert Hall          
Apr-7               Ireland, Dublin - Tivoli           
Apr-8               UK, Belfast - Limelight           

 Testament Announce UK Headline Tour.

Testament.Thursday 2nd November 2017
Bay Area thrash giants TESTAMENT are thrilled to announced their return to our UK and Irish shores in March/April 2018!

The band is still touring in support of their critically acclaimed latest record 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' and they will be bringing along with them Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR as well as Polish death metal tank and label mates VADER.

Commented guitarist Eric Peterson
"I'm super excited about this tour! I can't wait! Really really looking forward to spending some quality time in the UK, Ireland and Europe and it's way too long overdue! Hails!"

Tickets will go on sale from November 3rd @ 10am UK time.

TESTAMENT
Annihilator
Vader

29.3.2018 UK – Bristol, Motion
30.3.2018 UK – Manchester, O2 Ritz
31.3.2018 UK – Birmingham, O2 Institute
1.4.2018 IE – Dublin, Vicar Street
2.4.2018 UK – Glasgow, QMU
4.4.2018 UK – London, Koko

 Savage Messiah Release New Album 'Hands Of Fate'.

Savage Messiah.Sunday 29th October 2017
British heavy metal act, SAVAGE MESSIAH, have released their new album “Hands Of Fate” via Century Media Records today!

The album was recorded at Rockfield Studios (Black Sabbath, Rush, Queen), produced by Scott Atkins (Cradle of Filth) and mastered by Dave Collins (Metallica, Soundgarden, Linkin Park).

Check out the previously released videos for the singles “Hands Of Fate” and “Wing And A Prayer”!
“Hands Of Fate” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooqdd0nd8_A
“Wing And A Prayer” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuPK08bYp_E

SAVAGE MESSIAH will soon kick off their tour in the UK and Ireland as special guest on the Cradle Of Filth tour. These are the dates:

30.10.2017 Belfast (UK) – Limelight
31.10.2017 Dublin (Ireland) – Dublin Academy
02.11.2017 Manchester (UK) – Manchester Academy 2
03.11.2017 Glasgow (UK) – Garage
04.11.2017 Birmingham (UK) – Birmingham O2 Institute 2
05.11.2017 Leeds (UK) – Leeds Church
07.11.2017 Oxford (UK) – Oxford O2 Academy
08.11.2017 Southampton (UK) – Engine Rooms
09.11.2017 Norwich (UK) – Waterfront
10.11.2017 London (UK) – Electric Ballroom
11.11.2017 Bristol (UK) – Bierkeller

 Sleeping With Sirens Release Acoustic EP.

Sleeping With Sirens.Sunday 29th October 2017
Sleeping With Sirens have today, dropped a brand new acoustic EP, 'Live & Acoustic From NYC' via Warner Bros. Records.

'Live & Acoustic From NYC' Tracklisting
1. Gossip
2. One Man Army
3. Legend

Buy it HERE

You can watch the video for 'Legends' that originally premiered on iHeart radio by clicking below.

The original track, taken from the new album will be Team USA's official anthem for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, Korea. 

"It's about looking at your life and all of the obstacles in front of you and maintaining faith, belief, and love in yourself no matter what. If you want to be somebody great, you must have that confidence. We're in an age where everyone is surrounded by social media and constantly being judged. So strength comes from within. It's a reminder that the work and time will pay off in the end." says Kellin Quinn
Sleeping With Sirens fifth studio album Gossip,  was produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, All Time Low), the album is brimming with catchy riffs, intricate beats, and singer Kellin Quinn's soul-striking vocals. The 11-track set takes Sleeping with Sirens to a new era in their career, while maintaining the unique spirit that has resonated with millions of listeners since their 2010 debut album.
Sleeping With Sirens will be main support for Rise Against on their upcoming UK and EU tour.

All UK shows are below:
1st November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
2nd November - O2 Apollo, Manchester
4th November - O2 Academy, Leeds
5th November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
6th November - The Academy, Dublin (IRE)
8th November - O2 Academy, Newcastle

 New Hollywood Undead Album 'Five' Out Now.

Hollywood Undead.Sunday 29th October 2017
The number five holds a deep significance. We have five senses. Five points adorn a star. Five represents man in theology. For the five members of Hollywood Undead—Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, and Danny—the digit perfectly encapsulates their fifth full-length offering—FIVE [Dove & Grenade Media/BMG] out today.  Fans can order the new album from here: http://smarturl.it/HUFive

“We’re five brothers, and this is our fifth record,” affirms Johnny 3 Tears.  “Nothing gets to the essence of the music like this number does. Numerology has a lot of power. When we said Five, it just made sense. The fact that we could all agree on one word codifies who we are. It also nods back to ‘No. 5’ from our first album, because it was our fifth song. Moreover, it hints at this secret society of fans supporting us for the past decade. The number is significant, and this is a significant moment for us.”

Hollywood Undead’s first four videos from FIVE have now amassed over 10 million combined views.

You can watch “California Dreaming” here: http://smarturl.it/CaliforniaDreamingV
“Whatever It Takes” here:
http://smarturl.it/WhateverItTakesVEVO
 “Renegade” here:  http://smarturl.it/RenegadeVevo
& “We Own The Night” here: http://smarturl.it/WeOwnTheNightVevo

The band are currently in the middle of a North American tour in support of FIVE.  Tickets and VIP Packages for all shows are on sale now.  For all U.S. headline shows, Butcher Babies will serve as direct support.  European dates will begin on January 24th in Glasgow, UK at the O2 Academy.

Known for atomic live performances, the quintet regularly sells out shows around the world from Massachusetts and Miami to Moscow and Manchester. They’ve toured alongside the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, and Stone Sour in addition to notching features from Billboard, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Revolver, and more.
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD 2018 UK TOUR
24 Jan - Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow
25 Jan - Manchester, Manchester Academy
26 Jan - Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham 
27 Jan - Norwich, The LCR - UEA
29 Jan - London, Koko
30 Jan - London, Koko *SOLD OUT*

 Wild Lies Announce UK Tour.

Wild Lies.Sunday 29th October 2017
WILD LIES have announced their first ever headline tour in support of their debut album, “Prison of Sins” which was released in September.  The dates are as follows and will be on sale on Monday 30 October:

Friday 8 December                           GLASGOW                         The Attic
Saturday 9 December                       NEWCASTLE                     The Riverside
Sunday 10 December                       LEEDS                               Key Club
Monday 11 December                      SOUTHAMPTON               Joiners
Tuesday 12 December                     BRISTOL                            Louisiana
Wednesday 13 December                LONDON                            Boston Music Room
Friday 15 December                         NOTTINGHAM                   Rock City (Club Night)

The band recently unveiled the video for their single “SAVE YOUR BREATH” and it can be viewed via the following link:
http://www.vevo.com/watch/wild-lies/Save-Your-Breath/UKFY31600026. The album was produced by Alex Loring (Ex-Empress).

Lead singer, Matthew Polley and bassist, Dylan Smith grew up together, formed a band and throughout their relentless touring on the underground rock circuit, the duo had been immensely impressed by Zak Muller (lead guitar) and enlisted him to join their new project Wild Lies. The line-up would later be solidified with the addition of drummer Luke Wilson, whose punk-influenced rhythms add another layer of unpredictability to this already hard to pigeonhole sound and more recently Luke Genders on guitar.  On the road, The Wild Lies paid their dues with thousands of kilometres added to the clock of their tour van following shows with Biters, Gun, Nekrogoblin and The Dead Daisies as well as festival action at Download, Sonisphere and Camden Rocks.   Such experiences have created a band in which the band agree that they share a brotherly love: sure there are arguments, but they’re soon forgotten about in pursuit of their shared goal.

The band will also be hitting the road in November, joining Lynch Mob, for a handful of shows:
Thursday 9th November                    WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Friday 10th November                       SHEFFIELD Corporation
Saturday 11th November                   LONDON Islington Academy

 Feed The Rhino Announce Headline UK Tour.

Feed The Rhino.WSunday 29th October 2017
Today, UK’s hardcore/metal act FEED THE RHINO celebrates a massive return after keeping busy with live shows and work on their forthcoming fourth studio album in the past months.

“We're incredibly excited to unleash our new single, "Heedless" to the world (produced by Oz Craggs, video by Robin Fuller). The song has been in the works for a little while and is the first single off our new album, "The Silence", which is coming out on February 16th, 2018 via Century Media. We couldn’t be more proud of this album, which we think shows an evolution from our last album (“The Sorrow And The Sound”, 2015), but keeps the FEED THE RHINO flag flying strong. We're all really excited to hear what everyone thinks of what we've been working so hard on!” - FEED THE RHINO

The “Heedless” video can be watched here: https://youtu.be/zn4Q565s_zE
Stream/download the digital single here: http://smarturl.it/FeedTheRhinoHeedless
“The Silence” album presale will kick off in early December.
Renowned as ‘one of the UK’s most incendiary live bands’ (Kerrang!) and much-lauded for their ferocious yet melodic sound, FEED THE RHINO have also already confirmed a UK headlining tour, which kicks off February 20th, 2018. Tickets are on sale now via http://myticket.co.uk/artists/feed-the-rhino 
FEED THE RHINO live

February 2018
Tue, 20 UK, Bristol, The Exchange
Wed, 21 UK, Exeter, The Cavern
Thu, 22 UK, Southampton, The Joiners
Fri, 23    UK, London, The Underworld
Sat, 24  UK, Norwich, Owl Sanctuary
Tue, 27 UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Wed, 28 UK, Newcastle, Think Tank

March 2018
Thu, 1 UK, Glasgow, G2
Fri, 2 UK, Manchester, Rebellion
Sat, 3 UK, Birmingham, The Flapper
Thu, 15 UK, North Wales, Hammerfest
…more dates to be announced soon…

 Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons Announce Debut Album .

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons.Sunday 29th October 2017
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have announced the details for the band's upcoming debut album.

Their first full-length studio effort, titled 'The Age Of Absurdity', was recorded at Rockfield Studios and Longwave Studios in Wales and produced, engineered, and mixed by Romesh Dodangoda. The record was then passed over to the acclaimed Abbey Road Studios in London for mastering.

The album will feature 11 tracks + 1 bonus track (see tracklist below) and will be released on January 26th 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available in various formats, with pre-orders launching soon.

Commented Phil Campbell"I am really excited for the fans to hear our debut record. Every part of the process was done in Wales, from the writing, to the recording and even the artwork! The album title 'The Age Of Absurdity' was inspired by the crazy world we live in today. The world to me seems to be a bit of a theatre show, so the album artwork idea just seemed to fit so well with the whole concept and album title."

Added singer Neil Starr: "Writing and recording this album was a lot of fun. We got to record at Rockfield Studios where so many great artists had been over the years - it really was inspirational. Hearing the blistering riffs that the Campbell family seem to churn out effortlessly made me ensure I pushed myself to the limits when writing the melodies and lyrics. It's an album that I, and the rest of the band, are very proud of and can't wait to share it with the world!"
Cover art by Matt Riste

'The Age Of Absurdity' tracklist:
01. Ringleader
02. Freak Show
03. Skin And Bones
04. Gypsy Kiss
05. Welcome To Hell
06. Dark Days
07. Dropping The Needle
08. Step Into The Fire
09. Get On Your Knees
10. High Rule
11. Into The Dark
-------------------------
12. Silver Machine (HAWKWIND cover feat. Dave Brock of HAWKWIND)*

*=only to be included in the first pressing of the CD version of the album

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The band will kick off their UK tour supporting Australian rockers AIRBOURNE in two weeks (poster below).

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS live
w/ AIRBOURNE
11.11. UK Bristol, O2 Academy
13.11. UK Glasgow, O2 Academy
14.11. UK Manchester, Academy
15.11. UK London, Roundhouse
18.11. UK Norwich, UEA
19.11. UK Oxford, O2 Academy
20.11. UK Sheffield, O2 Academy
22.11. UK Nottingham, Rock City

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The band recently released the exclusive digital only live EP 'Live At Solothurn', which is available via all download and streaming platforms.

'Live At Solothurn' tracklist:
01. Big Mouth
02. Nothing Up My Sleeve (MOTÖRHEAD Cover)​
03. Spiders
04. Take Aim
05. R.A.M.O.N.E.S. (MOTÖRHEAD Cover)
06. Sweet Leaf (BLACK SABBATH cover)

Order the EP here: http://nblast.de/PhilCampbellDigital

 Trivium Release New Video.

Trivium.Sunday 29th October 2017
Trivium have shared an official music video for "Thrown Into The Fire," which is featured on their new album THE SIN AND THE SENTENCE and is streaming today at www.trivium.org. THE SIN AND THE SENTENCE is currently available at all DSPs, www.trivium.org, and music retailers worldwide. 

Trivium are set to return to the road in North America later this week, embarking on a co-headline tour with Arch Enemy, featuring support from While She Sleeps and Fit for an Autopsy.  The tour will kick off on October 27th in Orlando, Florida and make its way across the U.S. and Canada before finishing on December 6th in Houston, Texas. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.  For complete tour information and tickets, please visit www.trivium.org

Recorded with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira) at Santa Ana, California's Hybrid Studios, THE SIN AND THE SENTENCE finds Trivium – Matt Heafy (lead vocals, lead guitar), Corey Beaulieu (guitar, vocals), Paolo Gregoletto (bass) and Alex Bent (drums) – returning with their first new music since their celebrated 2015 LP, SILENCE IN THE SNOW.  The new LP also features the band's first recordings with new drummer Bent who joined the band last year. 

Earlier this summer, Trivium debuted the album's incendiary title track, "The Sin And The Sentence," the official music video for which has amassed over 3 million views in under three months. "Trivium have come roaring back," declared Loudwire, adding, "'The Sin And The Sentence' combines a truckload of classic Trivium dynamics to create something fresh." 

Metal Hammer declared the album, "Sounds like a band determined to absorb all of their past and better it, showing once and for all who they are and what Trivium are: quite simply one of the best bands in modern metal." Rock Sound praised its "off-the-charts energy that will get circle pits spinning in seconds," while Total Guitar simply stated, "The Sin & The Sentence crackles with a renewed exuberance and fiery aplomb." 

Just two years ago, Trivium made a stunning impact with SILENCE IN THE SNOW, arriving at #3 on Billboard's "Hard Rock Albums" chart and #19 on the overall Billboard 200 marking Trivium's third consecutive Top 20 debut. Hailed by Alternative Press as the "the purest metal of the year," SILENCE IN THE SNOW featured the Top 10 Rock Radio hit "Until The World Goes Cold" and stands as a long gestating creative milestone for the acclaimed band.  

Trivium catapulted into the first ranks of modern metal with 2004's Roadrunner debut, ASCENDANCY, which was named "Album of the Year" by Kerrang! 2006's THE CRUSADE incorporated new melodic colors into the band's sound, resulting in widespread critical applause and a top 25 Billboard 200 debut. SHOGUN followed two years later and received even greater acclaim and chart success, including a #1 debut on the UK's Rock Albums Chart. In 2011, IN WAVES hit #1 on Billboard's "Hard Rock Albums," not to mention a stunning top 15 debut on the overall Billboard 200. Two years later, VENGEANCE FALLS arrived at #2 on Billboard's "Hard Rock Albums" chart. VENGEANCE FALLS went on to make the Top 10 charts in Australia and Germany, representing some of band's highest international chart debuts to date.

 Evanescence Release Video For 'Imprefection'.

Evanescence.Sunday 29th October 2017
EVANESCENCE, have released a new video "Imperfection," HERE. Shot on location in Los Angeles last month with director P.R. Brown, the song is the first single to be taken from the group's fourth and most ambitious album to date, SYNTHESIS, due to be released on November 10th. The album is a reworking of some of EVANESCENCE's best-loved songs - as well as a couple of new ones - recorded with a full orchestra and electronics combined with the band and AMY LEE's virtuoso piano and voice.

AMY LEE describes the concept of the video for "Imperfection," "This collaboration with P.R. Brown has just gotten better and more crucial as we've gone along. It started out with the 'SYNTHESIS' artwork, I told him how I saw the music, as this co-existence of synthetic and organic, the contrast and the blend of two very different elements. He interpreted that visually into mixing media, hand painting on photographs, putting every shot into its own unique universe. The idea for the 'Imperfection' video was about bringing that art to life, and capturing the emotion of the lyrics. Our amazing young actress, Rogue Parker, plays the role of me as a girl, my inner-self. The video is meant to give visual to feeling, an internal picture of processing loss, and life, speaking from an adult's perspective to my past self."

"This is such a powerful track that resonates on a truly emotional level," adds director P.R. Brown. "The goal we wanted to achieve in the video was to create a visual translation of the music and reveal the meaning in an abstract way. We all struggle in life and need help to get through everything. In this case we wanted to show that sometimes the strength needed to get through has to come from you."

EVANESCENCE have just launched their U.S. and Canadian "Synthesis Live" tour--which features AMY and the band with a live, 28-piece orchestra and electronic programming delivering a transcendent experience. With only three shows behind them, the critical acclaim is already pouring in for this unique concert event. Tickets for EVANESCENCE's "Synthesis Live"fall tour (see all dates below) are on-sale now (here).

"Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee made the leap from goth-rocker to opera diva last night, and she and the band led a 28-piece orchestra through a sold-out performance at the Greek Theatre. Both the concert and the album, offer a re-imagining of the group's catalog with a full symphony orchestra, arranged by none other than Beck's father, veteran arranger David Campbell, whose collaboration with the band goes back to the group's first album. The concert was the second of Evanescence's current 'Synthesis Live' tour, as they team up with a different symphony orchestra-under the direction of conductor Susie Seiter-in each city for an 80-minute, 18-song set. ...Lee firmly re-establishes herself as one of rock's pre-eminent vocalists, exhibiting an impressive range that still packs a wallop, this time cutting through a full orchestra. ...she and the ensemble turn the familiar material--including crowd favorites like the GRAMMY-winning 'Bring Me To Life,' 'My Immortal,' 'Lithium' and 'Your Star'--into full-throttle, wide-screen epics, its themes of loss, guilt and self-doubt enlarged to tragedy on the Greek proscenium. The arrangements substitute strings, woodwinds, brass, synths and drum machines for electric guitars and bass, while maintaining drummer Will Hunt's booming beats (augmented on-stage by album co-producer William B. Hunt)...a synthesis of rock, classical and EDM." --Roy Trakin, VARIETY (10/17/17)

 EVANESCENCE-Greek Theatre 10.15.17, credit Scott Uchida, photo #1 HERE.

EVANESCENCE-Greek Theatre 10.15.17, credit Scott Uchida, photo #2 HERE.
 
On SYNTHESIS, EVANESCENCE--lead singer-songwriter and pianist AMY LEE, bassist TIM MCCORD, drummer WILL HUNT, lead guitarist/backing vocalist TROY MCLAWHORN and guitarist/background vocalist JEN MAJURA--worked with co-producer/programmer WILLIAM HUNT and orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell on SYNTHESIS. The album also features two new EVANESCENCE songs, including the first single "Imperfection" and "Hi-Lo," the latter of which includes a guest performance by famed violinist Lindsey Stirling.
 
Both Standard CD & Digital versions of SYNTHESIS are available now for pre-order (here), in addition to a limited-edition deluxe box of the album, which includes the CD, a DVD featuring a documentary on making the album as well as instrumental and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes of the songs.



EVANESCENCE, SYNTHESIS album cover artwork (download).

Catch EVANESCENCE on the "Synthesis Live"tour in the UK in 2018 here:
March 2018
Fri 30th                   Royal Festival Hall, London
Sat 31st                  Royal Festival Hall, London
April 2018
Mon 2nd                02 Apollo, Manchester
Tue 3rd                  Arena, Nottingham
Thurs 5th               Armadillo, Glasgow
Fri 6th                   City Hall, Sheffield

Tickets range from £39-85.

 Skindred Announce 2018 UK Tour With CKY As Support.

Skindred.Wednesday 25th October 2017
UK Ragga Metal legends Skindred are pleased to announce The "Start the Machine" UK Headline Tour for April 2018 ahead of their forthcoming Seventh album on Napalm Records.

Skindred are pleased to announce that they will be heading out on a Major UK Headline tour next April to promote their Seventh album due out on Napalm Records Worldwide next April.

The tour titled the "Start the Machine" tour will feature special guests US Alternative rockers CKY plus another great act to be announced imminently.

Skindred drummer Arya Goggin says " We could not be more excited about our next UK tour and want it to be our best to date. CKY are an amazing band so we are really happy to be taking them with us on this run .We also cannot wait to play Brixton again every time we play there it just gets better and better ".

Skindred plan to release a first single from the album imminently with more details to follow.
Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday 27th at 9am UK time.


Dates:
Thurs 19th                    Norwich , UEA
Fri 20th                         Southampton, 02 Guildhall
Sat 21st                        Nottingham, Rock City
Sun 22nd                      Manchester, Academy
Tue 24th                       Glasgow , 02 ABC
Wed 25th                     Bristol, 02 Academy
Fri 27th                         Leeds, 02 Academy
Sat 28th                        London, 02 Academy, Brixton
Sun 29th                       Birmingam, 02 Institute

 Asking Alexandria Reveal New Album Artwork And Tease New Single.

Asking Alexandria.Wednesday 25th October 2017
Asking Alexandria debut “Where Did It Go?” from the band’s forthcoming, self-titled album as they unveil the album artwork for the twelve-song release.
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“This album has captured the magic and energy that we had when we first got together and recorded our debut album Stand Up and Scream,” said singer/guitar player Ben Bruce. “Cheers to us. Cheers to you. Here's to the future. Thank you for your ongoing love and support, it means the world to us. We hope this record speaks to you on so many levels. You keep us going and you help us grow. This next step is an exciting one for all of us. Thank you guys.”

Asking Alexandria pre-orders are available now (www.aalp5.com). Digital pre-orders include two immediate downloads: “Where Did It Go?” and “Into The Fire” (https://youtu.be/-jFgNreZPf0).

Asking Alexandria track list:

1. Alone in a Room
2. Into The Fire
3. Hopelessly Hopeful
4. Where Did It Go?
5. Rise Up
6. When the Lights Come on
7. Under Denver
8. Vultures
9. Eve
10. I Am One
11. Empire
12. Room 138

The Resurrection Tour, a co-headlining run featuring Asking Alexandria and Black Veil Brides, kicks off in the UK on 23rd January 2018:

23.01.18 - Birmingham, O2 Academy
24.01.18 - Manchester, Academy
25.01.18 - Glasgow, O2 Academy
27.01.18 - London, O2 Academy Brixton

 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Back With New Single.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.TWednesday 25th October 2017
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are currently putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming eighth studio album, the follow-up to 2013's 'Specter At The Feast', entitled  "Wrong Creatures" which will be released on January 12th 2018. 

The bands have already treated fans to one instant grat track, first single "Little Thing Gone Wild"  a dirty, sexy, rollicking ride of big licks and heavy bass – and the first taste of the album. It's also the inspiration for the LP's title, drawing on a lyrical passage. "Lord you hear me loud into my soul speaker, why won't you let me out, you've got the wrong creature'.  Now they give fans a second taste of the album, with the Cave-esque murder balladry of "Haunt" .  Preorder link for the album is HERE
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"Haunt" will also be one of several songs from the forthcoming album that will be performed on the band's European tour, which commences this week.   For tickets and information, visit http://www.blackrebelmotorcycleclub.com/tour/

BRMC - Robert Levon Been — Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Peter Hayes— Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Vocals and Leah Shapiro — Drums, Backing Vocals, Percussion, started to formulate the album in the summer of 2015. Shapiro was six months clear of  life-saving brain surgery for Chiari Malformation, a rare disorder the restricts the flow of spinal fluid between the brain & spine . The trio had come off a tour and began sketching out new songs in their private lockout space appropriately nicknamed 'The Bunker' in North Hollywood. "It's a crazy making machine, it can chew you up good, I mean we literally toured 'till the wheels came off and Leah's brain literally started leaking out of her head" says Been. "I know I've battled on and off with mental depression, and Pete's head never came with any proper instructions."
 
Nick Launay, famed for his work with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire and most significantly here Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, came in to produce the album, and became a fundamental part of the BRMC machine, providing the band with a sounding board. "I find myself writing about death a lot," says Hayes. "I find myself having a discussion with death, which sounds dark. For me, it's dark humor."
Adds Been "We are truly an island – come hell or high water, so it's usually best to dress accordingly. Though I'm not sure what the proper attire is when drowning in fire. But leather usually goes with everything."
 
The album comes as a Standard CD as well as a Deluxe Box with a custom BRMC Harmonica made by Hohner.
 
The band recently revealed that they were returning to European shores with a comprehensive live itinerary.  Dates are listed below.
 
October
23rd  Dublin  Academy, Ireland (SOLD OUT)
24th  Belfast  Limelight, UK
26th  Glasgow Barrowland, UK (SOLD OUT)
27th  Manchester  Academy, UK
28th  Birmingham  O2 Academy, UK
30th  Leeds  O2 Academy, UK
31st  Brighton  Dome, UK

November
2nd  Bristol O2 Academy, UK
3rd  Nottingham  Rock City, UK
4th  London O2 Academy Brixton, UK
6th  Copenhagen  Vega, Denmark (SOLD OUT)
7th  Odense  Posten, Denmark
8th  Aarhus Train, Denmark
10th  Lille  Le Splendid, France
11th  Nancy  L'Autre Canal, France
12th  Strasbourg  La Laiterie,  France
14th  Grenoble  La Belle Electrique, France
15th  Nimes  Paloma, France
16th  Toulouse  Le Bikini, France
18th  La Rochelle  La Sirene, France
20th  Amsterdam  Paradiso, Netherlands
21st  Antwerp  De Roma, Belgium
22nd  Paris  Elysee Montmartre, France (SOLD OUT)
25th  Hamburg  Grosse Freiheit, Germany
26th  Berlin  Columbiahalle, Germany
27th  Cologne  Live Music Hall, Germany
28th  Munich  Tonhalle, Germany
30th  Milan  Fabrique, Italy

December
1st  Lausanne  Les Docks, Switzerland
2nd  Zurich  Samsung Hall, Switzerland
3rd  Vienna  Arena

 Avatar Announce UK Tour Date.

Avatar.Tuesday 24th October 2017
People of Earth! Avatar Country is blessing you by opening its borders to the world! Glory to our King!

It is with great pride and joy that we here at Avatar Country’s Department of Good News, in coalition with Entertainment One and Century Media Records Ltd., get to announce the immediate release of the newest, greatest single by AVATAR, 'A Statue Of The King'. 

The single is being released alongside footage from the celebration of the unveiling of said statue on Avatar Country’s capital square. The so called ”music video” is directed by Johan Carlén, overseen by the Department of Accurate Depiction of the King.

The video can be seen here: http://vevo.ly/sdVouh

The aforementioned department has given the following statement: “As art is eternal, so is Avatar Country, and so is our King. These laws of the universe results in an audiovisual masterpiece which is eternal squared. In agreement with the Royal Television (Kungliga Televisionen, KTV), we have chosen to let this be accessible to non citizens through the ”YouTube.” Glory to our King!"

AVATAR the band, featuring His Royal Highness The King and his elite backing orchestra will release their seventh full length, “Avatar Country” on 12 January 2018 via Entertainment One in North America and Century Media Records Ltd. in the rest of the world.

The Chamber of Digital Delights and Downloadable Data Dedicated to Decidedly Done Depictions of the King has agreed with the Royal Court to release “A Statue Of The King” as an iTunes instant gratification track. Potential Citizens who pre-order “Avatar Country” on iTunes will receive the song as an immediate download. “A Statue Of The King” is available on all streaming services now.

A staff member of the Court comments: "We see this as our opportunity to finally show the world the glory of “Avatar Country” and our King. The album contains the expected superior examples of how metal should and must sound today and for all eternity. Plus, also included is a new rendition of our national anthem and audio recordings from some of the finest moments of the King’s history of public speaking. The album was produced by Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Steel Panther and many more) at Spinroad Recording Studios in Gothenburg Sweden this past summer."

“Avatar Country” will also serve as the highly anticipated follow-up to “Feathers and Flesh”, which debuted in the USA at #5 Hard Music, #7 Indie, #12 Rock, #31 Current, #9 Overall and #88 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

The King and His Band will go on a series of state visits all over the world this winter and spring with honorary Citizens The Brains, Old Kerry McKee and sideshow extraordinaire Hellzapoppin. Patriots may remember Hellzapoppin from the King’s 2012 music video for their single “Black Waltz.” European dates starts in Utrecht March 13 and will be concluded in Avatar Country twin city Gothenburg on April 7.

GLORY TO OUR KING!
AVATAR will visit Europe with Old Kerry McKee and Hellzapoppin on the following dates:

13.03.2018 (NL) Utrecht - Tivoli Vredenburg (Grote Zaal)
14.03.2018 (FR) Paris - Le Trianon
15.03.2018 (FR) Lille - Le Splendid (Les Paradis Artificiels Festival)
16.03.2018 (UK) London - Islington Assembly Hall
17.03.2018 (BE) Sint-Niklaas - De Casino
18.03.2018 (DE) Cologne - Luxor
20.03.2018 (FR) Remis - La Cartonnerie
21.03.2018 (FR) Nimes - Paloma
22.03.2018 (FR) Cognac - West Rock
23.03.2018 (ES) Bilbao - Sala Santana 27
24.03.2018 (ES) Madrid - Sala Mon Live
25.03.2018 (ES) Barcelona - Sala Bikini
26.03.2018 (FR) Lyon - Le Transbordeur
27.03.2018 (CH) Geneva - L'Usine
28.03.2018 (CH) Zuerich - Dynamo
29.03.2018 (IT) Milan - Alcatraz
31.03.2018 (AT) Vienna - Szene
01.04.2018 (DE) Munich - Technikum
02.04.2018 (CZ) Prague - Lucerna Music Bar
03.04.2018 (DE) Berlin - Bi Nuu
04.04.2018 (DE) Hamburg - Gruenspan
05.04.2018 (DK) Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
06.04.2018 (SE) Stockholm - Klubben Fryshuset
07.04.2018 (SE) Gothenburg - Tradgarn

The tracklisting of “Avatar Country” is as follows:
1. Glory To Our King
2. Legend of The King
3. The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country
4. King's Harvest
5. The King Wants You
6. The King Speaks
7. A Statue of The King
8. King After King
9. Silent Songs of the King Pt 1 Winter Comes When The King Dreams of Snow
10. Silent Songs of the King Pt 2 The King's Palace
 
First preorders are already up and more will follow. Check for updates here: 
http://avatarmetal.com/
 

 Vimic Announce One Off UK Show.

Vimic.Tuesday 24th October 2017
VIMIC, the band founded by GRAMMY Award®-winning Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison, has signed a global deal with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) and T-Boy Records, UMe's label partnership with rock manager, Andy Gould.

VIMIC's debut album, Open Your Omen, is expected to arrive in early 2018 and signals the biggest triumph of Jordison's illustrious career to date, coming into existence as he faced his life's most difficult challenge.  The album was produced by Jordison and Kato Khandwala [My Chemical Romance, The Pretty Reckless], with mixing and mastering assistance from Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, who guests on Open Your Omen's first single, 'Fail Me (My Temple)' ft. Dave Mustaine, which is out today: https://UMe.lnk.to/VIMICFailMe

Diagnosed in 2012 with the often-permanently debilitating neurological condition, Acute Transverse Myelitis, Jordison, who was then Slipknot's drummer, spent three months in hospital and subsequently underwent intensive physical rehabilitation to not only achieve a full recovery, but to reach a new level of proficiency with his instrument.  After emerging from this battle and returning to the stage for a string of festival appearances, Slipknot parted ways with him.

Finding new strength via support from close friends and family, Jordison resolved to get back to doing what he does best. Enter VIMIC: Jordison [drums], Kalen Chase [vocals], Jed Simon [guitar], Kyle Konkiel [bass], Matt Tarach [keyboards], and Steve Marshall [guitar].

VIMIC's T-Boy/UMe labelmate and Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine joined forces with VIMIC for Open Your Omen, lending his Grammy Award winning, multi-Platinum ear and expertise to help with the mixing and mastering process.  He also contributed a blistering guitar performance on the album's lead single.  Jordison and Mustaine will both attend the Loudwire Music Awards on October 24 in Los Angeles, where Jordison will present one of the night's top awards.  VIMIC are also set to support Megadeth on several South American tour dates starting October 29 in Santiago, Chile, before heading to Europe to headline a string of selected tour dates in November.

"This album wails!" says Dave Mustaine. "Joey Jordison and VIMIC are incredible. High octane drumming and heavy, melodic songs make this band something you definitely need to check out!  I dig them so much I laid a solo down on one of their songs, 'Fail Me (My Temple).'  From there, we decided to take them on tour with us down to South America where Megadeth is massive."

"The riffs, lyrics, and drums of Open Your Omen will tell you a lot," Joey Jordison says.  "We started this record when I was coming out of the Acute Transverse Myelitis condition.  It's literally what saved me and helped me get back to where I'm healthier than ever.  These guys and this album pushed me to not only relearn how to walk, but how to play the drums again.  Open Your Omen is the rebirth of the rest of my life."

VIMIC's European dates run as follows;

15th Nov - LONDON (UK) - 100 Club
18th Nov - PARIS (FR) - Le Petit Bain
19th Nov - HAARLEM (NL) - Patronaat
21st Nov - KOLN (GE) - Jungle Club
23rd Nov - HAMBURG (GE) - Headcrash

Tickets for the UK show are on sale now at axs.com/uk/events/343526/vimic-tickets

 Michael Monroe Announces UK Headline Shows.

Michae Monroe.Tuesday 24th October 2017
Finnish King of Rock 'n' Roll, Michael Monroe, has announced a run of UK headline dates for the end of the year, climaxing with a debut appearance at Planet Rockstock in South Wales.

Starting on November 30th in Manchester, Monroe and his regular band will play 4 shows in the UK before heading off to Japan for further live performances. Support in the UK comes from Role Models.

"Hey, I'm super excited to be playing in the good ol' UK again! We haven't played there enough in the past few years, and I hope we'll be touring there a lot more in the future. This band is only getting better and stronger as time goes by. So, get ready for some serious rock 'n' roll and fun times! See you all soon! Be there or be very sorry!" Michael Monroe

'The Best' – a hugely entertaining overview of MM's 30-year solo career to date, released on June 9th – is the latest release from the one-time Hanoi Rocks frontman. Featuring hit singles, rarities, unreleased material plus tracks from the Little Steven-produced Demolition 23 album, 'The Best' is further evidence of this iconic performer's considerable influence and unflagging energy.

Purchase your copy of The Best here.

This year, Michael Monroe had an extensive summer touring schedule in his native Finland, including a show with Guns N' Roses at Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto in Hämeenlinna. Monroe and his band will also be playing a very special 30th anniversary celebration show in Helsinki at Kulttuuritalo (October 20th).

UK TOUR DATES, WINTER 2017
Nov 30 – Manchester, Rebellion
Dec 01 – London, The Dome
Dec 02 – Birmingham, O2 Institute 3
Dec 03 – Porthcawl, South Wales, Planet Rockstock

 While She Sleeps Announce UK Headline Tour.

While She Sleeps.Tuesday 24th October 2017
While She Sleeps' 2017 has been nothing short of spectacular and 2018 is already shaping up to be another monumental year for the band as they announce a clutch of UK headline shows in February of 2018 with tickets on sale this Friday. The dates - in Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester - will follow a sure-to-be epic gig at London's Alexandra Palace where the band are main support to Architects on 3rd February.

Sleeps will also be supporting Architects across Europe in Jan/Feb and they're set to round off this year with a mammoth tour supporting Trivium in the USA, followed by a special hometown headline show at the o2 Academy in Sheffield on 8th December.

2017 has seen While She Sleeps play shows in countries as far flung as Australia and China, as well as a large score of sellout shows on home soil. Plus they've been bringing some serious fire to some big festival sets, headlining The Pit at Reading & Leeds and slaying the likes of Hellfest in France and Graspop in Belgium. Recently, they even played a special stripped down "Sleeps Brothers" set in a church of all places. The band's latest album 'You Are We' was released direct from the band to their loyal fans in April, as While She Sleeps truly took control of their own destiny. It was a move that paid off as the record charted in the Top Ten of the UK album charts and has received a plethora of accolades to date.

UK TOUR DATES:
www.whileshesleeps.com

NEW HEADLINE SHOWS FOR 2018:
05/02/18 – o2 Academy, Bristol
06/02/18 - o2 Institute, Birmingham
08/02/18 - o2 ABC, Glasgow
10/02/18- o2 Ritz, Manchester

FURTHER UK SHOWS
08/12/17 - o2 Academy, Sheffield Christmas Show Headline
03/02/18 - Alexandra Palace, London (Supporting Architects)

 Waterparks Announce Second Studio album 'Entertainment'.

Waterparks.Tuesday 24th October 2017
Waterparks have officially announced their highly anticipated sophomore album, Entertainment, which will be released on January, 26th, 2018 through Easy Life Records. The album was produced by Benji Madden (All Time Low, 5 Seconds of Summer). Today, they also release their brand new single "Blonde", which is taken from the upcoming album. In true Waterparks fashion, the song features incredibly catchy verses and a chorus that will have crowds singing along in seconds. The pop rock anthem can be streamed and purchased now via Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music. Listen here: https://youtu.be/Twy8XdOUxU8 

Waterparks will be hitting the road next month headlining their "Made in America Tour" with As It Is, Chapel, and Sleep On It supporting them. For more information and tour dates, visit: www.waterparksband.com

Waterparks is Awsten Knight (vocals, guitar), Geoff Wigington (guitar, vocals), and Otto Wood (drums, vocals). Entertainment serves as a follow up to their 2016 debut Double Dare which sparked their career, landing on numerous Billboard Charts including Top New Artist, where it charted for eight consecutive weeks. Since the release of Double Dare, the band has remained on the road, touring with the likes of All Time Low, Sleeping With Sirens, Mayday Parade, and more - not to mention their most recent completely sold out UK tour in October 2017. Radio personalities such as Daniel P Carter (BBC Radio 1) have come forward as fans and the band has been featured on covers of magazines such as Alternative Press, Kerrang and Rock Sound.

 A Perfect Circle Back With 'The Doomed'.

A Perfect Circle.Friday 20th October 2017
A Perfect Circle have released a new song, “The Doomed” (http://smarturl.it/TheDoomedVevo). The track is the first music to be heard from the multi-platinum outfit’s highly anticipated 2018 full-length album.

“Fourteen years have passed since we released eMOTIVe,” said Maynard James Keenan. “A new release is long overdue. In light of this current difficult and polarized social, spiritual and political climate, we artist types need to open our big mouths and share the light a little louder.”

“Years of life experience has brought our music to this moment,” added Billy Howerdel. “We know where we came from. Deeply connected to the path we’re on.”

A Perfect Circle recently announced they had signed a worldwide recording deal with BMG and are in the studio working with producer Dave Sardy on the follow-up to 2004’s eMOTIVe.

“The Doomed” arrives as A Perfect Circle kick off the second leg of their first North American tour in six years, launching on Oct. 21 at the Aftershock festival.

Purchase or listen to “The Doomed” at this link: http://smarturl.it/TheDoomed.
Tour dates:

October 21  Sacramento, CA  Aftershock Festival
October 23  Colorado Springs, CO  Broadmoor World Arena
October 25  Albuquerque, NM  Tingley Coliseum
October 26  El Paso, TX  Don Haskins Center
October 28  Toluca, Mexico  Knotfest Mexico
October 30  Knoxville, TN  Thompson-Boling Arena
November 1  Fairfax, VA  EagleBank Arena
November 2  Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
November 4  Reading, PA  Santander Arena
November 5  Uncasville, CT  Mohegan Sun Arena
November 7  Camden, NJ  BB&T Pavilion
November 8  Boston, MA  Agganis Arena
November 10  Portland, ME  Cross Insurance Center
November 11 Albany, NY  Times Union Center
November 12  Syracuse, NY  The OnCenter Arena
November 14  Montreal, QC  Place Bell
November 15  Toronto, ON  Air Canada Centre
November 17  Pittsburgh, PA  Petersen Events Center
November 18  Cleveland, OH  Wolstein Center
November 19  Highland Heights, KY  BB&T Arena
November 21  Detroit, MI  Fox Theatre
November 22 Grand Rapids, MI  The DeltaPlex Arena
November 24  Chicago, IL  UIC Pavilion
November 25  St. Paul, MN  Xcel Energy Center
November 28  Spokane, WA  Spokane Arena
November 30  Vancouver, BC  PNE Coliseum
December 1  Seattle, WA  Key Arena
December 2  Portland, OR  Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
December 4  Eugene, OR  Matthew Knight Arena

The band’s current line-up is Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine). 

 Blood Youth To Support Prophets Of Rage.

Blood Youth.Friday 20th October 2017
Big news keeps coming in for Harrogate hardcore trio Blood Youth. Following the ongoing European tour supporting English pop-punks Neck Deep and this week's announcement of the German "Darkness Over Xmas Tour" with Caliban and Bury Tomorrow, Blood Youth will also be playing two shows in London and Düsseldorf as direct support for the legendary Prophets of Rage in November. Furthermore, the band will also be sharing the stage with Neck Deep at their rescheduled Nottingham Rock City show on November 5th. Both UK dates are already sold out.

Vocalist Kaya Tarsus says about the opportunity: "We are so stoked to be joining Prophets of Rage for two very special nights in London and Dusseldorf! These shows will be the biggest we have played so far and it's such an honour to be included on the same line-up as artists we have looked up to for so many years. See you there!"

Blood Youth's debut album "Beyond Repair" came out in April via Rude Records. You can listen to it on Spotify.

Catch Blood Youth at the following shows this November:

05.11 - Nottingham, Rock City* - SOLD OUT
13.11 - London, O2 Forum Kentish Town** - SOLD OUT
15.11 - Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle**

*supporting Neck Deep
**supporting Prophets of Rage

About Blood Youth:

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. Buy it here.
 
“These songs are about how we deal with anger in the modern age," explains singer Kaya 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”. 

Blood Youth began life in late 2014, intent on channeling their collective fears and frustrations about unstable futures the only way they knew how: into music. Prior to the full-length album, the band had released two EPs: ‘Inside My Head’ (2015) and ‘Closure’ (2016), each showcasing the band’s talent for striking a compelling balance between fury and vulnerability.

Since their inception, Blood Youth have focused considerable energies on the road, with stints throughout Europe supporting Silverstein, Every Time I Die, While She Sleeps, Architects and Beartooth under their belts, in addition to two UK headliners. They have also amassed festival slots at the likes of Download, Groezrock, Slam Dunk, Hevy, Camden Rocks, Ghostfest, Y Not, Destruction Derby, Butserfest and 2000 Trees.

 Skarlett Riot Release New Single 'Warrior'.

Skarlet Riot.Friday 20th October 2017
‘Warrior’ is the anthemic new single from acclaimed UK act Skarlett Riot. Taken from their upcoming second album ‘Regenerate’, ‘Warrior’ is an impassioned and brave anthem, written from Skarlett’s personal experiences.

She explains;
‘Warrior was written as an uplifting message to fans and anyone listening that no matter what life throws at you, no matter how hard times get, you’ll get through it, you’ll come out stronger in the end. The lyrics were written about my personal experience of being bullied at school from a young age, and how small and unimportant that made me feel at the time. I want people to know they're not alone and when they listen to this song I want them to feel braver and stronger.’  Skarlett x

More on ‘Regenerate’
After the success of their ‘Sentience’ EP, hard-hitting UK quartet Skarlett Riot soon began to attract interest from far and wide. Signing deals with TKO Agency and The Artery Foundation management were just the beginning for this highly rated act – soon they had signed a world-wide record deal with the pro-active and forward thinking Swedish label Despotz Records.
With the ink still drying on their contracts the four-piece, led by the unique and passionate vocals of Skarlett, headed back in to the studio to begin work on their hugely anticipated second album.

The new material is harder, heavier, faster but still driven by the anthemic hooks that have kept this band at the forefront of the UK modern metal scene.

The band have constantly developed and honed their craft; and the band are in comfortable in their darker and heavier guise, with elements of Asking Alexandria, In This Moment and Bullet for My Valentine shining through; opening up all new possibilities for the band.

The result is the amazing new album – ‘Regenerate’.

Whereas their peers are all seemingly heading towards a lighter direction, Skarlett Riot are embracing the anger and aggression of the modern world and challenging it into some of their most challenging material to date.
The commanding voice of Skarlett has taken on a bolder and more forceful presence, whilst the guitars of Danny are razor sharp and incisive, giving the rhythm section of Luke and Martin the room to progress and expand into a taut, almost hostile driving force, as the first single ‘Break’ ably demonstrates!

The regeneration is complete – Skarlett Riot are back!
Catch Skarlett Riot live
With Toseland
November 10th – Bedford, Esquires
November 12th – Oxford, Academy 2
November 14th – York, Fibbers
November 15th – Stoke, Sugarmill
With Santa Cruz
December 5th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
December 6th - Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
December 7th – Grimsby, Yardbirds
December 8th – Sheffield, Corporation
December 9th – Birmingham, Flapper
December 10th – Glasgow, Cathouse
December 12th – Manchester, Academy 3
December 13th – London, The Underworld
December 14th – Chester, Live Rooms
December 15th – Swansea, Sin City
December 16th – Bournemouth, Anvil
December 17th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio

 Knuckle Puck Release Video For 'Gone'.

Kuckle Puck.Friday 20th October 2017
Chicago pop punkers Knuckle Puck are spoofing Blink-182's "Rock Show" video in their new video for the track "Gone", premiering now on Billboard.

"Gone" is from Knuckle Puck's newly released sophomore album, Shapeshifter.  Rise Records released Shapeshifter on October 13, 2017 and it is currently available through Rise Records.

You can watch new video for Gone here
Knuckle Puck will also be touring the UK this December. You can see the band at the following dates with support from Tiny Moving Parts, Have Mercy & Movements:
7th December Rescue Rooms Nottingham
8th December Key Club Leeds
9th December SWG3 Glasgow
10th December Riverside Newcastle
12th December Club Academy Manchester
13th December Fleece Bristol
14th December 1865 Southampton
15th December Electric Ballroom London

On Sale Now

In early 2017, Knuckle Puck entered the studio to record the follow-up to Copacetic—their 2015 breakthrough that debuted in the Top 10 of five different Billboard chartsearned a nomination for Album of the Year at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and launched them from the Chicago suburbs to a place among the most beloved acts of the modern pop-punk genre.

But midway through the process, the band (vocalist Joe Taylor, guitarists Nick Casasanto and Kevin Maida, bassist Ryan Rumchaks and drummer John Siorek) realized they were on the wrong path. They weren't only making the wrong album for Knuckle Puck—they were making the wrong album for themselves. They knew they had no choice but to start from scratch. 
"Having such a struggle and being so disconnected in the recording process felt wrong," Casasanto explains. "It felt so wrong, and we were all afraid to talk about it. There was some denial when we realized what was unfolding."

Discouraged but undefeated, the band changed producers, eventually landing back with Copacetic producer Seth Henderson, and began rebuilding the songs they'd written from the ground up. Knuckle Puck's first attempt would have produced a fine album, but their second created the right one.

The result is Shapeshifter, due October 13 on Rise Records. Despite its title, the album isn't a reinvention for the band; rather, it's the sound of Knuckle Puck taking their best qualities and honing them to make them even sharper. The songwriting became tighter and more deliberate, the lyrics more introspective and urgent—without losing an ounce of the sweat-soaked authenticity and passion that made Copacetic so captivating. Above all, it's an album that proves the band are unflinchingly unwilling to compromise when it comes to their art. That's a sentiment reinforced throughout Shapeshifter's main lyrical theme—the importance of identity—which was only magnified during their first studio session.

"When you reach early adulthood and start to see your life take shape, it's also important to shape your identity and break yourself free from anything that might be holding you down," Casasanto says. "That was a glaring parallel between what was going on with the record and what we were writing about at the time. Although it was tumultuous, I truly think we wouldn't have written the same record without going through what we did."

Throughout their struggle, Knuckle Puck grew stronger and more confident in themselves, something the band ultimately want listeners to take from Shapeshifter.

"I hope the album instills a little bit of hope in people," Casasanto says. "You look at politics and how fast the world is now, everything the internet is bringing to the world. It's difficult to form an identity when there's so much in your face. I hope people realize they should consume the things that really speak to them. Through that, I feel like it's the most satisfying way to be who you want to be."

Shapeshifter Track Listing:
01) Nervous Passenger
02) Twist
03) Double Helix
04) Gone
05) Everyone Lies to Me
06) Stuck in Our Ways
07) Want Me Around
08) Conduit
09) Wait
10) Plastic Brains

Shapeshifter is currently available for pre-order through Rise Records.
PRE-ORDER HERE

 Sepultura Announce 'Machine Messiah' UK And European Tour.

Sepultura.Friday 20th October 2017
In early 2018, Brazilian thrash metal legends SEPULTURA will head out on a lengthy and extensive European headline tour in support of their highly acclaimed album ‘Machine Messiah’, which was released in early 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Be prepared for a full 90 minute onslaught of pure SEPULTURA, with a set list featuring new hits as well as some timeless classics.

After an extremely successful tour with KREATOR and a raft of festival shows in 2017, SEPULTURA will return to the UK, Ireland and Europe with their most powerful billing yet. German technical death metal masters OBSCURA are confirmed as direct support, followed by US-based death/black metallers GOATWHORE and New Jersey's finest deathcore outfit, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY.

Andreas Kisser states:
"Sepulnation Europe, I’m very happy to announce our first headline tour for the Machine Messiah album in February/March 2018! I couldn’t be more excited with the bands that are going to be with us, such amazing acts like Obscura, Goatwhore and Fit For An Autopsy! So be ready, the Messiah is on the move, see you all soon! DESTROY!!!!”

‘Machine Messiah Tour 2018’
w/ OBSCURA, GOATWHORE, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY
23.02.2018 DE - Leipzig, Conne Island
24.02.2018 CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
25.02.2018 HU - Budapest, Barba Negra
27.02.2018 IT - Rome, Orion Club
28.02.2018 IT - Milano, Magazzini Generali
01.03.2018 AT - Graz, Explosiv
02.03.2018 SK - Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
03.03.2018 PL - Warsaw, Proxima
04.03.2018 PL - Gdansk, B90
06.03.2018 DE - Berlin, Columbia Theater
07.03.2018 DE - Hamburg, Docks
08.03.2018 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
09.03.2018 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
10.03.2018 DE - München, Backstage
11.03.2018 NL - Utrecht, Tivoli Ronda
13.03.2018 UK - Bristol, SWX
14.03.2018 UK - Glasgow, SWG3
15.03.2018 IRE - Dublin, The Tivoli
16.03.2018 UK - Pwlhelli, Hammerfest
17.03.2018 UK - Sheffield, Foundry
18.03.2018 UK - London, Koko
20.03.2018 FR - Paris, Elysee Montmartre
21.03.2018 DE - Bochum, Zeche
22.03.2018 DE - Nürnberg, Hirsch
23.03.2018 AT - Salzburg, Rockhouse
24.03.2018 CH - Solothurn, Kofmehl

 36 Crazyfists Announce UK And European Headline Tour.

36 Crazyfists.Friday 20th October 2017
36 CRAZYFISTS have announced an extensive UK and European tour for January/ February 2018, starting in Glasgow and finishing in Berlin.

Having just released their deeply personal album ‘Lanterns’ on September 29th via Spinefarm Records, this tour marks the first opportunity for fans to experience new tracks such as ‘Death Eater’ and ‘Better To Burn’ live.

36 Crazyfists frontman, Brock, says, “We couldn't be more excited to Come back to the U.K. And Europe in support of our new album ‘Lanterns’ and jam for all of our people across the pond!!”

The tour dates are as follows…
1/18/2018        GLASGOW, SCOTLAND @ CATHOUSE
1/19/2018        MANCHESTER, UK @ ACADEMY 3
1/20/2018        BIRMINGHAM, UK @ ACADEMY 2
1/21/2108        LONDON, UK @ ISLINGTON ACADEMY
1/23/2018        PARIS, FRANCE @LA MAROQUINERIE
1/24/2018        AMSTELVEEN, HOLLAND  @ P60
1/25/2018        BRUSSELS, BELGIUM @ AB CLUB
1/26/2018        COLOGNE, GERMANY @ JUNGLE
1/27/2018        EINDHOVEN, HOLLAND @ DYNAMO
1/28/2018        KARLSRUHE, GERMANY @ DIE STADTMITTE
1/29/2018        ZURICH, SWITZERLAND @ WERK 21
1/31/2018        BARCELONA, SPAIN @ SALA RAZZMATAZZ 2
2/1/2018        MADRID, SPAIN @ SALA CARACOL
2/2/2018        BILBAO, SPAIN @ SALA ROCKET
2/4/2018        MILAN, ITALY @ LEGEND
2/5/2018        BOLOGNA, ITALY @ LOCOMOTIV
2/6/2018        MUNICH, GERMANY @ BACKSTAGE HALLE
2/7/2018        VIENNA, AUSTRIA @ CHELSEA
2/8/2018        BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA @ RANDAL
2/9/2018        WARSAW, POLAND @ HYDROZAGADKA
2/10/2018        PRAGUE, CHZ @ ROCK CAGE
2/11/2018        BERLIN, GERMANY @ MUSIK AND FRIEDEN

Tickets will be available from Friday  20th October at 10am (GMT) via all the usual outlets.


Music often functions as that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel and provides shelter during any storm and calm in the middle of tumult. 36 Crazyfists understand this phenomenon first-hand. In fact, the Anchorage quartet—Brock Lindow [vocals], Steve Holt [guitar], Mick Whitney [bass], and Kyle Baltus [drums]—find catharsis within chaos on their aptly titled seventh full-length, ‘Lanterns’.

‘Lanterns’ is available to listen to and purchase here:  https://SpinefarmRecords.lnk.to/GOFsU

36Crazyfists have revealed an official video for album track ‘Better to Burn’, check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLcXswSjv1c

 Arch Enemy Release Video For 'The Race'.

Arch Enemy.Friday 20th October 2017
Having just completed a successful run of dates across Eastern Europe on the "Will To Power International Tour", extreme metal giants ARCH ENEMY are back with another ripping single from their recently released album, "Will To Power", with the music video single for "The Race".

Founding member Michael Amott commented: "This was actually the last song written for the 'Will To Power' album. Listening through all the material we had up to that point we agreed that the album needed one more song that would be a relentless and fast paced counterpoint to some of the more epic compositions we already had. We sent Alissa the music and she came up with a thought provoking set of lyrics with an intense vocal arrangement that complemented the music perfectly. We've been having a blast playing this song on the current tour and we had our video director Patric Ullaeus come out to capture the mayhem at our recent show in Helsinki, Finland... Enjoy 'The Race'!"

Watch "The Race" streaming below or here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GXIqR7P5ZQ

ARCH ENEMY will bring their "utterly enchanting melodies and savage riffs" (Metal Injection), to audiences across North America later this month as they join Trivium for a co-headlining tour from October 27 to December 6 featuring support from While She Sleeps and Fit For An Autopsy. The band will continue to spread their power in early 2018 as they have announced a Winter tour with Wintersun, Tribulation and Jinjer across Western Europe. Full dates can be found listed below. Tickets are available at www.archenemy.net

ARCH ENEMY live
ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2018” w/ Wintersun, Tribulation & Jinjer
12.01.2018 Munich (Germany) - Tonhalle
13.01.2018 Stuttgart (Germany) - LKA Longhorn
14.01.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Forum Karlin
15.01.2018 Zurich (Switzerland) - Komplex
17.01.2018 Milano (Italy) - Alcatraz
18.01.2018 Lyon (France) - Transbordeur
19.01.2018 Barcelona (Spain) - Razzmatazz
20.01.2018 Madrid (Spain) - La Riviera
22.01.2018 Toulouse (France) - Le Bikini
23.01.2018 Paris (France) - Bataclan
24.01.2018 Antwerp (Antwerp) - Trix
26.01.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) - Turbinenhalle
27.01.2018 Geiselwind (Germany) - Music Hall
28.01.2018 Tilburg (Netherlands) - O13
29.01.2018 Hamburg (Germany) - Große Freiheit
31.01.2018 Malmö (Sweden) - KB
01.02.2018 Oslo (Norway) - Rockefeller
02.02.2018 Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
03.02.2018 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Trädgarn
05.02.2018 Berlin (Germany) - Huxleys
06.02.2018 Wiesbaden (Germany) - Schlachthof
07.02.2018 Saarbrücken (Germany) - Garage
09.02.2018 Glasgow (UK) - ABC*
10.02.2018 Nottingham (UK) - Rock City*
11.02.2018 London (UK) - Koko*
13.02.2018 Manchester (UK) - Ritz*
14.02.2018 Bristol (UK) - Academy*

*without Jinjer

 Slipknot Release 'Day Of The Gusano'.

Slipknot.Friday 20th October 2017
SLIPKNOT are readying their upcoming DVD release, 'Day of the Gusano - Live In Mexico' for this Friday 20th October via Eagle Rock Entertainment.  Today the band reveal a brand new clip from their incendiary live set.  Check out 'Before I Forget', taken from the DVD here - https://youtu.be/phINm53jjDw.

When you pre-order the release digitally you can download the full live audio tracks of 'Psychosocial', 'Before I Forget' and 'Surfacing' immediately.  Choose your platform at the following link - https://slipknot1.lnk.to/DOTG.  You can also check out an extended trailer for 'Day of the Gusano - Live In Mexico' over at the band's YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/U1AJRsmuty0 and another live clip for 'Psychosocial' here - https://youtu.be/AQ0ktXH3LfI.

Shot in high definition and directed by SLIPKNOT's own M. Shawn Crahan, aka 'Clown', 'Day of The Gusano' documents the Iowa band's long-awaited and first ever show in Mexico City in December 2015 and will be released on digital, DVD and Blu Ray formats, as well as special gatefold deluxe triple vinyl/DVD and CD/DVD packages.

Talking about 'Day of the Gusano', Clown tells us, "SLIPKNOT still has dreams for itself.  Finally playing Mexico was one of them.  It's been a surreal life of rock and roll for SLIPKNOT and the fact that the dreams still go on for us is simply incredible. Thank you."  Guitarist Jim Root continues, "We had such a great time at Knotfest Mexico... Not only with all the friends and bands that were there, but with the fans and the crowd we had to document it with.  Now we get to share it with the world."

'Day of the Gusano - Live In Mexico's live track-listing runs as follows:

Sarcastrophe
The Heretic Anthem
Psychosocial
The Devil In I
Me Inside
Vermilion
Wait And Bleed
Prosthetics
Before I Forget
Eeyore
Duality
Custer
Spit It Out
Metabolic / 742617000027
Sic
People = Shit
Surfacing / Til We Die

 Butcher Babies Release New Video.

Butcher Babies.Friday 20th October 2017
With three weeks to go until the release of their third studio album, "Lilith", Hollywood-based metal outfit BUTCHER BABIES have released another new track off the upcoming record.

The song, 'POMONA (Shit Happens)' is perhaps the bands most unhinged and irreverent track to date, and fans who pre-order "Lilith" will be able to download it as an instant grat track.

The song is also available for streaming on Spotify at this location. Check out the track here: https://open.spotify.com/track/09Nriafq4HP4ZvfMEBiegV

"Lilith" is currently available for pre-order through various online retailers and streaming services at http://smarturl.it/BBLilith

The new record comes out 10 November on Century Media Records.

You can watch their latest video for "Lilith" here: 
https://youtu.be/8-fBYO9pOUg

 Deaf Havana Release Video For 'Ashes, Ashes'.

Deaf Havana.Friday 20th October 2017
Deaf Havana have today posted a lyric video for 'Ashes, Ashes', the opening track from their forthcoming 'All These Countless Nights - Reworked' deluxe album, released October 27th on So Recordings.

'All These Countless Nights - Reworked' is a deluxe edition of the original UK Top 5 album, that sees the original tracklisting appear on disc one, as well as a trio of bonus tracks, whilst disc two features the entire album reworked. The reworked tracks were produced once again by Adam Noble, with several also featuring The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, expanding and deconstructing the album's critically acclaimed melodic qualities in equal measure with stunning effect.

"The inspiration behind these reworked versions, much like we did years ago with the Fools And Worthless Liars alternative versions, was that if we are going to re-release a record, we really want fans to buy something worth spending their money on," says frontman James Veck-Gilodi.

"I've never been a fan of re-releases that just have a couple of live tracks shoved on the end. I am always keen to try out new things and I have a very short attention span. I tried to get as far away from the original tracks as we could, some of the darkest, heaviest songs on the original record have now become the lightest and most upbeat ones and some of the tracks are so far removed that they are barely recognisable. I'm incredibly excited for everyone to hear what we have done and to bring some of these new versions out on tour in the future!"

Pre-orders for 'All These Countless Nights - Reworked' are available at: https://deafhavana.tmstor.es/

Deaf Havana return to the UK touring circuit for a regional headline tour in November, following recent shows in Australia supporting Placebo. Support on all November dates comes from Black Foxxes and Decade.

NOVEMBER
9th - Brighton, Concorde 2 (Sold Out)
10th - Southampton, Engine Rooms
12th - Cambridge, Junction
13th - Bath, Komedia
14th - Coventry, Kasbah
15th - Leeds, Beckett University
17th - Nottingham Rock City
18th - Liverpool, Academy
20th - Aberdeen, Garage
21st - Edinburgh, Queens Hall
22nd - Newcastle, Northumbria University
24th - Cardiff, Y Plas
25th - Exeter, Lemon Grove

 At The Drive In Announce Record Store Day EP.

At The Drive In.Friday 20th October 2017
Capping off a triumphant year of live shows worldwide and the critically acclaimed in • ter a • li • a (Rise Records), At The Drive In has yet another surprise in store for fans: available exclusively for Record Store Day's Black Friday, the band will be releasing Diamanté - a 3-song EP on 10-inch vinyl via Rise Records, out November 24th.

Produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and mixed by Johann Scheerer, the EP was recorded at Clouds Hill Studio in Hamburg, Germany in the summer of 2017.

Ahead of the EP's release, the band offers a cryptic message behind Diamanté:

"How do you weaponize the insatiable thirst for life among vultures? How do you deprogram the coroner dissecting hiatus ? What light beckons you from the sewers of suggestion? Is your instinct extinct ? Or does it hide in the flash burn of counterfeit automatons? 5 boys with guilty slingshots swaying to the Midwitch Sound. Blinded by the DIAMANTÉ."

The track list for Diamanté is:

SIDE A
Amid Ethics
Despondent at High Noon

SIDE B
Point of Demarkation

Diamanté will only be available at exclusively at your local independent record store on Record Store Day's Black Friday (November 24th)—to find yours, head on over to recordstoreday.com.

At The Drive In have announced their first UK headline tour next March. Support comes from Death From Above and Le Butcherettes.Tickets are available from www.atthedriveinmusic.com/tour.

UK TOUR DATES, MARCH 2018:

Friday 9th March - London, UK Brixton
Saturday 10th March - Newcastle, UK O2 Academy
Monday 12th March - Birmingham, UK Academy 2
Tuesday 13th March - Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
Thursday 15th March - Glasgow, UK O2 Academy

 As IT Is Announce UK Headline Tour.

As It Is.Friday 20th October 2017
Ahead of their sold out UK Tour METALLICA have announced they will be opening a pop up store in London. It will open on October 18th through to October 23rd from 12 pm - 8 pm, except for the 23rd when it will be open from 12 pm – 6 pm. It is located in the pop-up hot spot of Shoreditch at 45 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3PD

A tradition that started a little over a year ago in Minneapolis and carried on into Copenhagen and North America in 2017, the pop-up shops feature some new and exclusive collectible items, with fans not knowing exactly who or what they will find there. 

Metallica also play the following dates - all shows are SOLD OUT.
October
22 London O2 Arena
24 London O2 Arena
26 Glasgow SSE Hydro
28 Manchester Arena
30 Birmingham Genting Arena

On November 10th the band will be re-releasing Master Of Puppets one of the most celebrated metal albums of all time in expanded and Deluxe editions. You can preorder them here.
 
Click HERE to watch James Hetfield unbox the reissue

 Of Mice And Men Release New Video.

Of Mice And Men.Saturday 14th October 2017
OF MICE & MEN have released "Unbreakable," a short film that brings fans onstage and behind the scenes for a unique look at life on the road with a touring rock band.

Click HERE  to watch 'Unbreakable'

Directed by Johann Ramos, the documentary follows OM&M (bassist/vocalist Aaron Pauley, drummer Valentino Arteaga and guitarists Phil Manansala and Alan Ashby) across multiple continents for a series of electrifying performances captured earlier this year.
 
The band, who are currently on the road with In This Moment (click HERE for dates), are also putting the finishing touches on their new album, which was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Sepultura, My Chemical Romance) in Los Angeles. They recently invited Alternative Press  into the studio for a sneak peek at the record, playing them new songs "Warzone" and "How Will You Live."

"The whole energy of the record is very centered around our live shows," Pauley told AP. "Our past records were made after extended breaks, so it's hard to remember that live connection. But we've played so many shows over the summer that it bled into the music we made. We're all very well connected on this record."

The album follows two new songs, "Unbreakable" and "Back To Me," which were released earlier this year and have racked up close to 20 millioncombined streams to date. The band maintained momentum by delivering a string of electrifying, show-stealing performances at some of the world's biggest rock festivals, including Las Rageous, Fort Rock Festival, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock on the Range, Download Festival, In.Fest and Nova Rock Festival, to name but a few.

Anticipation is running high for the yet-to-be-revealed new album, which follows Cold World.

OF MICE & MEN have hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. They've racked up over 153 million Spotify streams, 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers. They've shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age and not only held their own, but won over new fans in the process. They've played hundreds of shows for packed-house-crowds around the world, released three studio albums to critical acclaim, and recorded tracks that have blanketed rock radio airwaves. Their sound has broken through obstacles of language, distance and culture. For most bands, such achievements usually mark the summation of a long career– if they're lucky. But OF MICE & MEN have accomplished all that and more over the course of a mere five years. And while those feats make for one helluva resume, what makes this band really matter is that they've never stopped pushing themselves to go further.

Of Mice & Men will be touring the UK this December supporting Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames

UK DATES BELOW
17 Dec Sun Birmingham, UK BCA
18 Dec Mon Glasgow, UK Hydro
20 Dec Weds Leeds, UK Arena
21 Dec Thurs London, UK Wembley Arena

General tickets on sale now.

 Hollywood Undead Release New Video.

Hollywood Undead.Saturday 14th October 2017
Hollywood Undead have just released “We Own The Night,” the fourth track/video from their upcoming album FIVE.

Watch the new clip here: http://smarturl.it/WeOwnTheNightYT
Hollywood Undead’s first three videos from FIVE have now amassed over 10 million combined views.

You can watch “California Dreaming” here: http://smarturl.it/CaliforniaDreamingV 

“Whatever It Takes” here: http://smarturl.it/WhateverItTakesVEVO
&  “Renegade” here:  http://smarturl.it/RenegadeVevo
The band are currently in the middle of a North American tour in support of FIVE.  Tickets and VIP Packages for all shows are on sale now.  For all U.S. headline shows, Butcher Babies will serve as direct support.  European dates will begin on January 24th in Glasgow, UK at the O2 Academy.

The number five holds a deep significance. We have five senses. Five points adorn a star. Five represents man in theology. For the five members of Hollywood Undead—Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, and Danny—the digit perfectly encapsulates their fifth full-length offering—FIVE [Dove & Grenade Media/BMG] out October 27th.  Fans can pre-order the new album from here: http://smarturl.it/HUFive

“We’re five brothers, and this is our fifth record,” affirms Johnny 3 Tears.  “Nothing gets to the essence of the music like this number does. Numerology has a lot of power. When we said Five, it just made sense. The fact that we could all agree on one word codifies who we are. It also nods back to ‘No. 5’ from our first album, because it was our fifth song. Moreover, it hints at this secret society of fans supporting us for the past decade. The number is significant, and this is a significant moment for us.”

Known for atomic live performances, the quintet regularly sells out shows around the world from Massachusetts and Miami to Moscow and Manchester. They’ve toured alongside the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, and Stone Sour in addition to notching features from Billboard, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Revolver, and more. 

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD 2018 UK TOUR
24 Jan - Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow
25 Jan - Manchester, Manchester Academy
26 Jan - Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham 
27 Jan - Norwich, The LCR - UEA
29 Jan - London, Koko
30 Jan - London, Koko *SOLD OUT*

 Fozzy Release New Album 'Judas'.

Fozzy.Saturday 14th October 2017
The hard rock world was thrown off its axis when FOZZY unleashed their first single “Judas” - the highest charting single in FOZZY history - a few months back. The new album, also entitled “Judas”, has been released today through Century Media Records and is now available worldwide!

Make sure to save your copy here: https://fozzy.lnk.to/JudasAlbum

Or check out the band’s latest video: https://youtu.be/lqURPBtGJzg

FOZZY will kick off their upcoming UK tour soon! Dates are as follows:

OCTOBER
27.10.2017 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
28.10.2017 (IRL) Dublin - Tivoli
29.10.2017 (UK) Belfast - Limelight 2
31.10.2017 (UK) Chester - Live Rooms

NOVEMBER
01.11.2017 (UK) Manchester - Waterfront
02.11.2017 (UK) London - Islington Academy
03.11.2017 (UK) Sheffield - Corporation
04.11.2017 (UK) Glasgow - The Garage
05.11.2017 (UK) Newcastle - Riverside

 Moose Blood Announce UK Tour.

Moose Blood.Saturday 14th October 2017
Currently hard at work recording the follow up to their highly acclaimed, top 10 album "Blush", Moose Blood have announced a run of shows for March 2018. They will be joined by The Dangerous Summer and special guests to be announced on all shows.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 9am.https://www.gigsandtours.com/go/moosebloodpre  / www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Exclusive signed album pre-order / show tickets offers will also be available!  www.mooseblooduk.com

March 2018
 2nd Nottingham, Rock City
3rd Manchester Academy
5th Glasgow, QMU
6th Newcastle, O2 Academy
8th Birmingham, O2 Institute
9th Bristol, O2 Academy
10th London, Roundhouse
 
Moose Blood are currently in the USA recording their new album with long time collaborator Beau Burchell (Saosin, The Bronx) and are also touring with A Day To Remember. These dates culminate in a SOLD OUT headline show in Los Angeles at the Troubadour on October 20th.
 
Keep your eyes open for lots more Moose Blood news very soon...

 Foo Fighters Announce UK Stadium Shows.

Foo Fighters.Saturday 14th October 2017
The world's biggest and best rock band, Foo Fighters, have announced three massive UK Stadium shows next summer, hot on the heels of their acclaimed number one album 'Concrete and Gold'.

Last Saturday October 7th, Foo Fighters curated and headlined their own Cal Jam 17 festival in San Bernardino, California, topping a bill featuring Queens of the Stone Age, Liam Gallagher, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice, The Kills and a host of others.  Foo Fighters' incendiary headline set was received rapturously by a crowd of Foo believers over 30,000 strong, as the band reaffirmed that they are absolutely without peer as the world's foremost live rock act – something those who witnessed their Glastonbury set this summer knew full well.

Tickets available from 9am Friday October 20th from http://gigst.rs/FooF

Foo Fighters Play:

June 2018
Tues 19th                                               MANCHESTER Etihad Stadium
Fri 22nd                                                 LONDON Stadium
Sat 23rd                                                 LONDON Stadium


2017 has been the year that Foo Fighters returned bigger and better than ever with an album critics everywhere proclaimed to be one of the best of their illustrious career. Modern day classics including'Run', 'La Dee Da' and
'The Sky Is A Neighborhood' are already live show favourites.

These three must see UK Stadium shows are destined to be one of the highlights of next summer.

 Bloodstock Open Air 2018 Adds 3 More Bands.

Bloodstock.Tuesday 10th October 2017
As we creep through October, BLOODSTOCK is very excited to announce three more bands for 2018!  

Joining Friday's bill in the Ronnie James Dio main stage special guest slot are black metal legends, EMPEROR in a UK exclusive appearance.  Frontman Ihsahn tells us that they'll be performing a special set based around one of their classic albums.  "We're finally bringing the 20th Anniversary show for 'Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk' to the UK!  We'll be performing the album in its entirety and look forward to celebrating with everyone at BLOODSTOCK!"  Check out a stream of the atmospheric opus here and get excited for next August - https://youtu.be/Jmlhq5rtFXw.

Also stepping into a main stage slot on Sunday are Californian circle pit kings, DEVILDRIVER.  Frontman Dez Fafara tells us "DEVILDRIVER is playing BLOODSTOCK in 2018 and we couldn't be more fucking ready to bring the heavy and get the whole festival moving!  We are thankful for the opportunity and can't wait to see everyone there!  Get ready to get the fuck in the pit!"  Check out the band doing what they do best in the video for the title track of their current studio album, 'Trust No One' - https://youtu.be/XuVibnWHoLA.

Hotly-tipped, super brutal three-piece, NAILS land a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Sunday in a UK exclusive show.  Frontman Todd Jones informs us, "I've been following BLOODSTOCK and looking at their advertisements online for the past few years, admiring how great a job the festival does having a great mix of underground bands and some of metal's biggest and finest.  We're proud to finally say we're part of what BLOODSTOCK is doing to fight the good fight!  We'll see all you motherfuckers at BLOODSTOCK!!!"  Not familiar with NAILS?  Melt your face with 91 seconds of hardcore intensity via the video for 'You Will Never Be One Of Us' - https://youtu.be/hGGGh03jN4w.

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday night headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday headliners, NIGHTWISH already announced for next year's event, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.  

Snap up your VIP tickets now as they're going fast!  The first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets (priced £290) and deluxe VIP packages are in the ticket store now for those who want their VIP spot guaranteed.  Luxpads have already sold out, but a selection of Podpads, Bellepads and Octopads are still available.  A smaller second wave and a limited amount of VIP upgrades will then become available on 16th December at 9am.  Don't delay if you want to join us in the VIP Serpents Lair, as they're moving faster than ever before!

Standard weekend tickets are also currently available at 'early bird' prices (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20!  In order to keep up with inflation and extra costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the 'early bird' allocation is gone.  The limited allocation of VIP upgrades (for those who've bought early bird tickets) will cost £145.

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

 American Satan Comes To UK Cinemas On The 20th October.
American Satan.Tuesday 10th October 2017
Sumerian Films and MIRAMAX announced they have partnered to release AMERICAN SATAN.

Sumerian to distribute In UK Theatres on Friday, October 20th and VOD early in 2018. Miramax will handle all distribution rights outside of domestic theatrical.
Sumerian Films presents an Intrinsic Value, Jeff Rice Films, and Execution Style Entertainment Production from producers Andy Gould, Ash Avildsen, Jeff Cohen, Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins, Matty Beckerman, Jeff Rice and Sean E Demott. 

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

Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBhwkckL3nM 

From the producer of Rob Zombie’s Halloween & The Devil’s Rejects, AMERICAN SATAN is directed by Ash Avildsen – Founder of leading independent rock and heavy metal label Sumerian Records. International recording stars Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) and Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria) bring rock & roll authenticity to the film, starring as leads in the fictional band The Relentless that the movie centers around, along with Jonathan Davis of platinum selling mega group Korn and Nicholas O’Toole composing the score. 
AMERICAN SATAN plays upon the dream every kid has of becoming a rock star and asks the question, what would you do to achieve that dream? The story follows a young rock band that moves to Los Angeles to chase their dreams of stardom on the Sunset Strip. Hell-bent on following in the footsteps of their musical idols, they meet an enigmatic stranger (McDowell) who seems to know them better than they know themselves. Preying on their most basic desires and emotions, he entices them with an offer that sets them on a path to fame and fortune; but when they release their debut album, “American Satan,” it sets off a firestorm of controversy, death and destruction beyond anything the music world could ever imagine. 
The first single from the AMERICAN SATAN soundtrack, “Let Him Burn” performed by The Relentless was released worldwide on August 11th and hit #1 on digital music charts in 15 countries. 
Ash Avildsen: “Some of my favorite films of all time are MIRAMAX movies, so naturally, partnering with them for distribution is incredibly exciting. Finding a home that truly understands rock & roll culture and the loyal fan base that comes with this world of music and storytelling is hard to find in Hollywood. The MIRAMAX team truly gets it. I am ecstatic to show the world AMERICAN SATAN and give both the new and classic generations of music lovers a movie they can call their own.” 

The film will open in over 50 cities in the US as well as in Canada, Mexico and Australia all on October 13th. The UK release is scheduled for October 20th and plans for expansion in to more cities and countries is planned for later in the month. 

Initial screenings at the Prince Charles Theatre in Leicester Square are as follows:
Fri 20 Oct 2017  1:15pm, 3:45pm
Sat 21 Oct 2017  5:45pm
Sun 22 Oct 2017  3:30pm
Mon 23 Oct 2017  1:00pm, 9:00pm
Tue 24 Oct 2017  1:00pm, 3:30pm
Wed 25 Oct 2017  1:00pm, 8:45pm
Thu 26 Oct 2017  1:00pm, 3:30pm
Tickets are available from: https://princecharlescinema.com/PrinceCharlesCinema.dll/WhatsOn?f=4151825

The most up to date information is available on americansatanmovie.com where you can also get tickets, along with Fandango.com and AtomTickets.com 
 Roam Announce UK Tour.

Roam.Monday 9th October 2017
ROAM release their second album, the singalong gold that is 'Great Heights & Nosedives', on Friday this week via Hopeless Records and you can hear another of the songs from, 'Guilty Melody', right now. It may be a catchy number but the song comes from darker depths as guitarist/vocalist Alex Adam explains "It's really about a messy end to a relationship I went through last year where things got super weird super quick."

Having just finished up a UK tour supporting New Found Glory, who they'll also be touring North America with soon, ROAM will be back on the road in the UK before the end of the year on their just-announced headline tour of the UK this December. In the meantime, they will be playing a special album release show at the Fighting Cocks in Kingston on 15th October.

'Great Heights & Nosedives' is the follow up to 2016's debut 'Backbone' and was produced by Kyle Black (State Champs, New Found Glory, Comeback Kid) in Los Angeles, California. The band recently released the first single from the record 'Playing Fiction', along with its fairytale of a music video, as well as latest track 'Alive'.

UK 'Great Heights & Nosedives' UK Tour:
08.12 London The Dome
09.12 Newcastle Think Tank
10.12 Glasgow Stereo
11.12 Manchester Deaf Institute
12.12 Leeds Key Club
13.12 Birmingham Mama Roux's
14.12 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

 Black Star Riders Announce November UK Tour.

Black Star Riders.Monday 9th October 2017
February 2017 saw Black Star Riders release their third studio album "Heavy Fire" to widespread critical acclaim. The album went on to gain worldwide chart success - reaching: #1 in the UK Rock and Indie charts, #3 in the UK Vinyl chart, #6 in the UK National chart, #11 in the German National chart, #6 in the USA Hard Rock chart, #22 USA Independent chart and #25 in the US Rock chart.

Following a sold out European Tour in early 2017, Black Star Riders return to the UK for a headline tour in November 2017. They bring a stunning support bill featuring Blues Pills, Tax The Heat and Dirty Thrills.

"There's nothing more exciting than playing live. BSR are absolutely thrilled to get back out in the U.K. a wonderful way to round out a great year!" – Ricky Warwick, Black Star Riders.

On Blues Pills - Very few modern bands are lucky enough to have such a unique, individual and inimitable style as well as being blessed with such an incredible voice at the forefront. Formed in 2011 the multinational quartet released their exciting self-titled debut in 2014 before following up with their sophomore release 'Lady in Gold' in 2016. They've toured non-stop for the past few years playing with the likes of Deep Purple, Rival Sons and Kadavar as well as headline shows. Their organic blend of blues, classic rock and soul winning audiences the world over.

"We are very pleased that we will be opening for the Black Star Riders on their UK tour this November.  We are really excited to warm up the stage for these legends. We hope to see a lot of familiar faces in front of stage and are really looking forward to meeting a lot of new people! " -Zack Anderson, Blues Pills

Tax The Heat have just come out of the studio, recording their follow up to the critically acclaimed debut album "Fed To The Lions". The highly anticipated, as yet unnamed, second album is scheduled for release by Nuclear Blast Entertainment in early 2018

London based Dirty Thrills open the bill, with a set containing songs from their debut album "Heavy Living" which is scheduled for release on September 15th via the Frontiers label.

Full tour dates are as follows:

Wed 8th Nov                              Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton UK
Thurs 9th Nov                            Queens Hall, Edinburgh UK
Fri 10th Nov                                Parr Hall, Warrington UK
Sat 11th Nov                              Hard Rock Hell, North Wales UK FESTIVAL HEADLINE
Sun 12th Nov                             University Of Hull, Hull UK
Tues 14th Nov                           Empire, Middlesbrough UK
Wed 15th Nov                           o2 Academy, Sheffield UK
Thurs 16th Nov                          o2 Academy, Leicester UK
Sat 18th Nov                              Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
Sun 19th Nov                             Pyramids, Portsmouth UK

 Hot Water Music Announce UK Show.

Hot Water Music.Monday 9th October 2017
Gainesville' Florida's Hot Water Music are proud to announce UK/EU shows for April 2018.  This will be the bands first time playing overseas since 2012.

"It's been FAR too long since we've been overseas." says Jason from the band.  "The UK and Germany are 2 of our favourite places to play, and we've been lucky enough to experience really amazing shows and support from the folks in both spots for a long time. Needless to say, we're happy to finally be making our way back!"

HOT WATER MUSIC ON TOUR
25th April- Electric Ballroom, London TICKETS
26th April Live Music Hall, Cologne TICKETS
27th April Astra, Berlin TICKETS
28th April Muffathalle, Munich TICKETS

Tickets on sale Friday 13th October
www.hotwatermusic.com 


Talking about the new record, Black says "The most exciting part about this record for us was self-producing and being in control from start to finish," the band said about Light It Up. "We haven't made a record this way since Fuel For the Hate Game. As frightening as it was to not have the safety net and sounding board of a producer, it was just as liberating to make a record that is 100% Hot Water Music, scars and all.

 Their new self-produced album Light It Up,  shows a band remaining vital and increasingly relevant in its near-25-year career.  Get it now via Rise Records. .

 Knucklepuck Announce December UK Tour.

Knucklepuck.Sunday 8th October 2017
Chicago pop punkers Knuckle Puck have released a new track from their highly anticipated sophomore album Shapeshifter. 'Want Me Around' is the latest gem, showcasing their knack for crunchy chords, muscular choruses and their ability to make every song they write stick in your head
Shapeshifter will be released on the 13th October via Rise Records and is available for pre-order now.

You can stream new song Want Me Around here
Knuckle Puck will also be touring the UK this December. You can see the band at the following dates with support from Tiny Moving Parts, Have Mercy & Movements:
7th December Rescue Rooms Nottingham
8th December Key Club Leeds
9th December SWG3 Glasgow
10th December Riverside Newcastle
12th December Club Academy Manchester
13th December Fleece Bristol
14th December 1865 Southampton
15th December Electric Ballroom London

On Sale Now

In early 2017, Knuckle Puck entered the studio to record the follow-up to Copacetic—their 2015 breakthrough that debuted in the Top 10 of five different Billboard chartsearned a nomination for Album of the Year at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and launched them from the Chicago suburbs to a place among the most beloved acts of the modern pop-punk genre.

But midway through the process, the band (vocalist Joe Taylor, guitarists Nick Casasanto and Kevin Maida, bassist Ryan Rumchaks and drummer John Siorek) realized they were on the wrong path. They weren't only making the wrong album for Knuckle Puck—they were making the wrong album for themselves. They knew they had no choice but to start from scratch. 

"Having such a struggle and being so disconnected in the recording process felt wrong," Casasanto explains. "It felt so wrong, and we were all afraid to talk about it. There was some denial when we realized what was unfolding."

Discouraged but undefeated, the band changed producers, eventually landing back with Copacetic producer Seth Henderson, and began rebuilding the songs they'd written from the ground up. Knuckle Puck's first attempt would have produced a fine album, but their second created the right one.

The result is Shapeshifter, due October 13 on Rise Records. Despite its title, the album isn't a reinvention for the band; rather, it's the sound of Knuckle Puck taking their best qualities and honing them to make them even sharper. The songwriting became tighter and more deliberate, the lyrics more introspective and urgent—without losing an ounce of the sweat-soaked authenticity and passion that made Copacetic so captivating. Above all, it's an album that proves the band are unflinchingly unwilling to compromise when it comes to their art. That's a sentiment reinforced throughout Shapeshifter's main lyrical theme—the importance of identity—which was only magnified during their first studio session.
"When you reach early adulthood and start to see your life take shape, it's also important to shape your identity and break yourself free from anything that might be holding you down," Casasanto says. "That was a glaring parallel between what was going on with the record and what we were writing about at the time. Although it was tumultuous, I truly think we wouldn't have written the same record without going through what we did."

Throughout their struggle, Knuckle Puck grew stronger and more confident in themselves, something the band ultimately want listeners to take from Shapeshifter.

"I hope the album instills a little bit of hope in people," Casasanto says. "You look at politics and how fast the world is now, everything the internet is bringing to the world. It's difficult to form an identity when there's so much in your face. I hope people realize they should consume the things that really speak to them. Through that, I feel like it's the most satisfying way to be who you want to be."

Shapeshifter Track Listing:

01) Nervous Passenger
02) Twist
03) Double Helix
04) Gone
05) Everyone Lies to Me
06) Stuck in Our Ways
07) Want Me Around
08) Conduit
09) Wait
10) Plastic Brains

Shapeshifter is currently available for pre-order through Rise Records.
PRE-ORDER HERE

 Papa Roach Release Radio 1 EP.

Papa Roach.Sunday 8th October 2017
Following the release of 'Crooked Teeth'  which scored  them their 4th consecutive Top 20 entry in the UK, PAPA ROACH are celebrating their most successful album for years with the release of their rip roaring live session on Daniel P Carter's BBC Radio 1's Rock Show earlier this year via Spotify. Recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studios, and then broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and subsequently available on demand on BBC IPlayer, the 'Live At BBC Radio 1' EP contains the tracks 'Born For Greatness', 'Periscope', 'American Dreams',  and their generation defining track 'Last Resort'.

 PAPA ROACH's official video for 'Periscope', the moody ballad featuring singer/songwriter Skylar GreyHERE has already racked up over 3 Million views and 10 million streams.  It has been embraced by Radio 2, 6music, Virgin (where it was Record of The Week), Planet Rock (B List) and  A list Kerrang (A list). The video was directed by the award-winning Uprising Creative (Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Big Sean, Lil Jon) who cited the inspiration for the video was "to create a moody, different look for the band using a stylistic light exploration".
 
Their track "HELP" which was initially  premiered by Radio 1's Daniel P. Carter as his 'Rockest Record' has taken on a life of its own, proving to be the biggest success for the band in the past 15 years with over 12 million You Tube views, and 25 Million streams.  "Crooked Teeth" has accumulated over 80 million spotify streams since its release.

The band are back touring the UK for the first time in two years starting on October 5th in Birmingham.  Singer Jacoby Shaddix said "We're really excited to get back to the UK after such a long time.  Everytime we play the audience keeps getting bigger and more passionate each time.  We can't wait to play this new music live."
 
PAPA ROACH's last visit to the UK saw them celebrate the 15th anniversary of their album 'Infest' by playing it in full to a crammed London's Roundhouse.  Kerrang were impressed with "the ecstatic crowd reaction"  in their 5K review whilst Metal Hammer thought they were 'the most consistently relevant and on-point survivors of the nu-metal era" in their 9/10 review.
 
The remaining European tour dates are:
October
5th       Academy                                      Birmingham UK
6th      Rock City                                      Nottingham UK
7th        O2 Academy                               Glasgow UK
10th      Brixton  O2 Academy                 London UK
11th     Apollo                                           Manchester UK

13th    Olympia                                          Paris, France
14th    Sala Apolo                                      Barcelona, Spain
15th    Riviera                                            Madrid, Spain 

 Savage Messiah To Embark On UK Tour At The End Of The Month.

Savage Messiah.Sunday 8th October 2017
British heavy metal act, SAVAGE MESSIAH, have just released a video for their brand new single “Wing And A Prayer”, which is taken off their upcoming album “Hands Of Fate”!

Frontman David Silver comments: "This is a powerful snapshot of our upcoming album, loud and anthemic! With my favourite guitar solo yet. We've had this song in our set for the past few shows and have been really taken aback at how 'instant' the song has been, and how well fans have reacted to it, so we're really excited to share this video for all of you."

Use this link to watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuPK08bYp_E
As of now “Wing And A Prayer” is available as a digital single on all streaming and download platforms and as an Instant Grat track on iTunes and Amazon.

The band’s upcoming album “Hands Of Fate” will be released on October 27th and is now available for pre-order at: http://smarturl.it/SavageMessiahHOF

The album was recorded at Rockfield Studios (Black Sabbath, Rush, Queen), produced by Scott Atkins (Cradle of Filth) and mastered by Dave Collins (Metallica, Soundgarden, Linkin Park).

Right after the album release, SAVAGE MESSIAH will be touring in the UK and Ireland as special guest on the Cradle Of Filth tour. These are the dates:

30.10.2017 Belfast (UK) – Limelight
31.10.2017 Dublin (Ireland) – Dublin Academy
02.11.2017 Manchester (UK) – Manchester Academy 2
03.11.2017 Glasgow (UK) – Garage
04.11.2017 Birmingham (UK) – Birmingham O2 Institute 2
05.11.2017 Leeds (UK) – Leeds Church
07.11.2017 Oxford (UK) – Oxford O2 Academy
08.11.2017 Southampton (UK) – Engine Rooms
09.11.2017 Norwich (UK) – Waterfront
10.11.2017 London (UK) – Electric Ballroom
11.11.2017 Bristol (UK) – Bierkeller

 Maroon 5 To Release New Album 'Red Pill Blues'.

Maroon5.Sunday 8th October 2017
Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum band Maroon 5 announce their highly anticipated 6th studio album 'Red Pill Blues' is set to debut on November 3, 2017 (Polydor). Executive produced by J. Kash, and featuring special guest appearances by SZA, Julia Michaels, A$AP Rocky and LunchMoney Lewis, the album will include both a 15-track standard edition, as well as deluxe version (see details below).
 
Maroon 5 recently debuted the music video for the band's irresistible new single, 'What Lovers Do', which features Top Dawg Entertainment artist SZA. The track has quickly climbed up the Top 40, made the Radio 1 A-list and has already clocked 82 million streams on Spotify and nearly 42 million views on YouTube since its premiere. The band exclusively revealed the new album cover yesterday on their Snapchat Story. Maroon 5 is also giving fans a chance to put themselves on the cover of 'Red Pill Blues'. Fans can share on socials for a chance to win tickets to a Maroon 5 show of your choosing + signed merchandise from the band.

'What Lovers Do' is the latest addition to a series of infectious singles Maroon 5 has debuted over the course of the last year. In February, the band delivered the hypnotic single 'Cold' featuring Future, which amassed over 236 million Spotify streams and 104 million YouTube/VEVO views. The release of 'Cold' followed the group's massive hit single 'Don't Wanna Know', featuring Kendrick Lamar, which hit the Top 10 in fifteen countries and nearly 320 million YouTube/VEVO views. 'Cold' notably tallied the bands 12th US Hot 100 top 10, making them the most successful group on the charts history.

Both tracks follow on the heels of Maroon 5's GRAMMY-nominated six-times platinum selling single "Sugar" which has amassed a record setting more than 2 billion YouTube/VEVO views and counting. The track is featured on Maroon 5's acclaimed album 'V' which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 and is RIAA-certified Platinum, and included additional smash singles "Maps" and "Animals." All three singles hit #1 on the US Top 40 chart. 

'Red Pill Blues' Tracklisting:

1)                             Best 4 U
2)                             What Lovers Do ft. SZA
3)                             Wait
4)                             Lips On You
5)                             Bet My Heart
6)                             Help Me Out with Julia Michaels
7)                             Who I Am ft. LunchMoney Lewis
8)                             Whiskey ft.  A$AP Rocky
9)                             Girls Like You
10)                           Closure
11)                           Denim Jacket
12)                           Visions
13)                           Plastic Rose
14)                           Don't Wanna Know ft. Kendrick Lamar
15)                           Cold ft. Future

The deluxe version of 'Red Pill Blues' includes CD2 with 6 live tracks.

 Hollywood Undead Star In Their Own Comic Book.

Hollywood Undead.Sunday 8th October 2017
It’s a very small list of bands that can claim they’ve had their own comic book published and now Hollywood Undead can add their name to that list.

On December 6th, Heavy Metal Comics will release Hollywood Undead: Origins. Written by Paul Allor, the comic follows Hollywood Undead's members as they discover a deep conspiracy; all across Los Angeles, people are acting unnaturally happy and compliant. People in the counterculture are suddenly fitting into society, finding square jobs and loving them. Is it clones? Robots? Alien replacements? The crew discovers that in reality, it’s a system of mental and physical alteration, funded by a powerful tech mogul-turned City Councilman. And what’s more, the “victims” aren’t victims at all; they’re undergoing the process voluntarily. But our guys won’t stand for that. They work to destroy the facility, assisted by like-minded people from across the city.

This 56-page comic ties in with the release of Hollywood Undead's fifth studio album: FIVE.  The issue will hit retail shops on December 6th, however fans can order it directly from the band’s web store (http://smarturl.it/FiveStore) and receive it around the street date of their new album.

Hollywood Undead just began a North American tour in support of FIVE this past weekend at the Louder Than Life festival. For all U.S. headline shows, Butcher Babies will serve as direct support.  European dates will begin on January 24th in Glasgow, UK at the O2 Academy.

The number five holds a deep significance. We have five senses. Five points adorn a star. Five represents man in theology. For the five members of Hollywood Undead—Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, and Danny—the digit perfectly encapsulates their fifth full-length offering—FIVE [Dove & Grenade Media/BMG] out October 27th.  Fans can pre-order the new album from here: http://smarturl.it/HUFive

Hollywood Undead’s first three videos from FIVE have now amassed over 10 million combined views!

You can watch “California Dreaming” here: http://smarturl.it/CaliforniaDreamingV 

“Whatever It Takes” here: http://smarturl.it/WhateverItTakesVEVO
and  “Renegade” here: http://smarturl.it/RenegadeVevo
“We’re five brothers, and this is our fifth record,” affirms Johnny 3 Tears.  “Nothing gets to the essence of the music like this number does. Numerology has a lot of power. When we said Five, it just made sense. The fact that we could all agree on one word codifies who we are. It also nods back to ‘No. 5’ from our first album, because it was our fifth song. Moreover, it hints at this secret society of fans supporting us for the past decade. The number is significant, and this is a significant moment for us.”

Known for atomic live performances, the quintet regularly sells out shows around the world from Massachusetts and Miami to Moscow and Manchester. They’ve toured alongside the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, and Stone Sour in addition to notching features from Billboard, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Revolver, and more. 

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD 2018 EUROPEAN TOUR

1/24 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow 
1/25 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy 
1/26 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy Birmingham 
1/27 Norwich, UK The LCR - UEA  
1/30 London, UK KOKO 

2/1 Utrecht, NL TivoliVredenburg  
2/2 Luxembourg City, LU Den Atelier  
2/3 Weisbaden, DE Schlachtof 
2/4 Cologne, DE Palladium  
2/6 Antwerp, BE Trix  
2/7 Paris, FR Élysée Montmartre 
2/8 Zurich, CH X-TRA  
2/9 Bologna, IT Zona Roveri 
2/10 Munich, DE TonHalle  
2/13 Budapest, HU Akvárium  
2/14 Linz, AT Posthof  
2/16 Prague, CZ Forum Karlín 
2/17 Warsaw, PL Klub Stodoła  
2/18 Wroclaw, PL Centrum Koncertowe A2 
2/19 Berlin, DE Huxleys Neue Welt  
2/20 Hamburg, DE Docks  
2/22 Copenhagen, DK VEGA 
2/23 Gothenburg, SE Tradgarn  
2/24 Stockholm, SE Fryshuset 
2/26 Tampere, FI Pakkahuone  
2/27 Helsinki, FI Ice Hall Black Box 

 Body Count Release New Music Video.

Body Count.Sunday 8th October 2017
Los Angeles-based crossover metal icons BODY COUNT have released a new music video for their track "This Is Why We Ride", which is featured on the band's 2017 full-length, Bloodlust.

Fans can view the new video, which was directed by Treach (Naughty By Nature) HERE.

The Ice-T fronted metal outfit has received universal acclaim on the strength of Bloodlust, with the group earning nominations for Metal Artist of the YearMetal Album of the Year (Bloodlust) and Metal Song of the Year (No Lives Matter) at the upcoming 2017 Loudwire Music Awards. The event, which will be held on Tuesday, October 24th at The Novo Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, will also feature a live performance from Body Count. Tickets for the event are available here.

 Five Finger Death Punch Release Video For 'Ain't My Last Dance'.

Five Finger Death Punch.Thursday 5th October 2017
A true clash of the titans, America's preeminent multiplatinum chart-topping hard rock band Five Finger Death Punch unite with renowned chart-topping European legends In Flames to co-headline what promises to be the biggest and most exciting arena rock tour of Autumn/Winter 2017. This marks the very first time that these two juggernauts have joined forces on the road together, and it's a "can't miss" moment for the genre and fans at large. The trek takes in arenas across Europe and the UK beginning in November, stopping in most major cities, and concluding on December 21st  at Wembley Arena in London.

To coincide with the tour the band are releasing a new single, the defiant "'Ain't My Last Dance"  taken from their album "Got Your Six" which charted at No 6 in the UK.  Listen to it HERE.

"We thought this was the perfect song to address the various rumors circulating out there. Ivan is doing great and the band is firing on all cylinders. Not just isn't this our "last dance" but as we are gearing up for the European tour, we are kicking it up a notch and building our biggest stage show to date" says Zoltan Bathory, founding member and guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch.

Spotify and Live Nation who present the tour,  have joined forces with Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames for a one-of-a-kind tour partnership featuring exclusive pre-sales, packages, and content from both bands.  For exclusive VIP offerings go HERE.

5FDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory commented: "We have just played all the European festivals and had an amazing time. As these massive crowds are singing along every word of the lyrics, it feels like Europe is truly becoming the second home of Five Finger Death Punch. We can't wait to come back this Fall and especially with In Flames which is one of my favorite bands. This will be something special to see..."

Support on select EU dates and all UK dates of the tour comes from Of Mice & Men. The Orange County, CA-based band recently returned with two brand new songs, "Back To Me" and "Unbreakable," via Rise Records.

Five Finger Death Punch comprised of vocalist Ivan Moody, guitarists Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook, drummer Jeremy Spencer and bassist Chris Kael formed in 2005 and have released six highly successful albums, five of which have been certified gold, with one reaching platinum status and another soon to follow.

Five Finger Death Punch's crushingly epic sixth full-length studio album Got Your Six, hit new heights for the band around the world with chart-topping debuts in the US (#1 on Top Album chart, #1 on Overall Digital Album chart, #1 on the Hard Music Album chart, #2 on the Billboard Top 200) and internationally (Australia & Canada #3, Germany & Sweden #5, UK #6 Holland #17, Belgium #29 and France #32). The album was the sixth consecutive release to earn the Las Vegas rockers a RIAA Gold certification. Acclaimed by The Guardian and Classic Rock, it yielded four successive Active Rock smashes "Jekyll & Hyde" (50.4 million Spotify streams), #1 hit single "Wash It All Away" (32.9 million Spotify streams), "My Nemesis" #2 (16.29 million Spotify streams) and most recently "I Apologize" #3 (17.5 million Spotify streams). Refining their inimitable fusion of intricate instrumentation and undeniable hooks, Got Your Six represents yet another high watermark for the group who claim 17 consecutive Top 10 Hits, five #1 songs and frequently outsell the majority of bands in their genre.

Knuckleheads and Jesterheads: Be prepared to unite in the name of Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames making history together.

TOUR DATES:
11/9       Moscow                             Russia                                   Stadium Live
11/12     St. Petersburg                   Russia                                   A2 Arena
11/14     Helsinki                              Finland                                 Hartwell Arena
11/16     Gothenburg                       Sweden                                  Scandinavium
11/17     Stockholm                         Sweden                                Ericsson Globe
11/18     Oslo                                   Norway                                  Spektrum
11/20     Copenhagen                      Denmark                                Royal Arena
11/21     Hamburg                            Germany                         Barclaycard Arena
11/22     Berlin                                 Germany                                Velodrome
11/24     Oberhausen                       Germany                                KP Arena
11/26     Prague                                Czech Republic                     Forum Karlin*
11/28     Zurich                                  Switzerland                           Hallenstadion*
11/29     Munich                                Germany                                Olympiahalle
11/30     Padova                                Italy                                      Geox Theatre*
12/2       Stuttgart                               Germany                              Schleyerhalle
12/4       Paris                                     France                                    Olympia*
12/5       Luxembourg                         Luxembourg                         Rockhal*
12/6       Frankfurt                               Germany                                Festhalle
12/8       Vienna                                   Austria                                   Stadthalle*
12/11     Madrid                                   Spain                                Wizink Centre
12/12     Barcelona                              Spain                                Sant Jordi Club
12/14     Antwerp                                 Belgium                                  Lotto*
12/15     Amsterdam                           Netherlands                          AFAS Live*
12/17     Birmingham                          UK                                           BCA*
12/18     Glasgow                               Scotland                                 Hydro*
12/20     Leeds                                   UK                                       Leeds Arena*
12/21     London                                 UK                                  Wembley Arena*
 
*With Of Mice & Men

 CWu-Tang Clan Release Video For 'People Say'.

Wu Tang.Thursday 5th October 2017
RZA and longtime Wu-Tang DJ Mathematics release a new video for the single "People Say", which premiered on Complex.com. The track features Wu-Tang Clan members Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, with Redman and is available now.

Watch the video HERE.

The new album "Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues" is the first musical offering from 36 Chambers ALC and Entertainment One, and is due out on October 13, 2017.  The record is executive produced by RZA with creative production in the hands of DJ Mathematics. Check out "Lesson Learn'd", the first track taken from "Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues" which features Wu-Tang members Inspectah Deck and Redman is available now as an instant grat when you preorder the album.

36 Chambers ALC is a lifestyle company founded by RZA and Mustafa Shaikh to house innovative efforts in the music, art, fashion, and literary spaces.  "Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues"  is the inaugural album to be released by the company.

Additionally, 36 Chambers ALC fashion arm - 36 Chambers Menswear - is set to launch a new vegan accessories line, "The Pineapple Collection" in the coming weeks.

 Propagandhi Announce April/May 2018 UK And European Tour.

Propagandhi.Thursday 5th October 2017
Propagandhi have announced a European tour in April and May 2018. After a handful of UK shows starting on April 20th, the band will kick off the mainland Europe run of the tour with a club show at the Melkweg in Amsterdam on April 24th.

Check out a full list of dates below:

April 20th, 2018 – Saint Luke's – Glasgow, UK
April 21st, 2018 – Manchester Punk Fest – Manchester, UK
April 22nd, 2018 – SWX – Bristol, UK

April 24th, 2018 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 26th, 2018 – Ant Attack Festival – Saarbrücken, Germany
April 27th, 2018 – Uncle M Fest – Münster, Germany
April 30th, 2018 – Gibus – Paris, France
May 2nd, 2018 – Club Vaudeville – Lindau, Germany
May 4th, 2018 – Sbäm Fest – Wels, Austria
May 5th, 2018 – Obenuse Festival – Zürich, Switzerland
May 6th , 2018 – Live Club – Trezzo Sull'Adda, Italy

"Hello people of contiguous Europe and adjacent holdings! It's Jesus H Chris here! How's it going, eh? I've been practicing my conversational Deutsche, Francais and Italiano lately, and I'm pretty aufgeregt/ excite/eccitato to unleash it on your fuckin' European faces! Incidentally, we will be playing some new songs from our new record during the lulls in conversation and since I never leave my house and can't stand talking to people, there will be many of these lulls, so I hope you enjoy the ripping tuneage!," says Chris Hannah.

Tickets are on sale now via the official Propagandhi website.

Propagandhi will be touring in support of their seventh album Victory Lap, which was released on September 29th via Epitaph Records. Noisey labelled the album as "a new era for the band", with Stereogum calling it "a driven, feverish, splutteringly angry rock album." Victory Lap is the band's first full-length since 2012's Failed States.

Since forming in Manitoba in 1986, Propagandhi have brought an emphatic anti-fascist message to their music. Along with addressing a number of personal losses suffered in recent years, Victory Lap finds the band facing a landscape in which fascism is—among a certain crowd—suddenly trendy.

Victory Lap also marks Propagandhi's first album with new guitarist Sulynn Hago, who joins drummer Jord Samolesky, frontman Chris Hannah, and bassist Todd Kowalski. She replaces longtime guitarist David Guillas (who appears on several tracks on Victory Lap) and was added to the lineup after Propagandhi put out a call for audition tapes that received over 400 responses.

 DR Living Dead! Release Title Track From Upcoming album 'Cosmic Conqueror.

DR Living Dead!.Thursday 5th October 2017
DR. LIVING DEAD! have released the title track off their upcoming album "Cosmic Conqueror", due to be released on 27 October via Century Media.

Listen to title track 'Cosmic Conqueror' here: https://youtu.be/kAkOUuDYUkE

"Cosmic Conqueror" is more aggressive, more compelling and more fun than ever before - a skull-fracturing thrash dream. Pre-order the album here: 
http://smarturl.it/Dr.LivingDeadCC

DR. LIVING DEAD! will return to Europe next year to support their new album, including a one-off show in London!

Dates are as follows:
JANUARY
25 - Berlin, DE @ Musik und Frieden (Black Room)
26 - Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
27 - Esbjerg, DK @ Konfus
28 - Hannover, DE @ Mephisto
29 - Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
31 - Eindhoven, NL @ Dyanmo

FEBRUARY
01 - London, UK @ Underworld
02 - Roeselare, BE @ De Verlichte Geest
03 - Lingen, DE @ Alte Schlachthof
04 - Rotterdam, NL @ Baroeg
05 - Zurich, CH @ Werk 21
06 - Munich, DE @ Backstage
07 - Vienna, AT @ Viper Room
08 - Prague, CS @ Underdogs
09 - Erfurt, DE @ From Hell
10 - Lünen, DE @ Lükaz
11 - Stuttgart, DE @ Kellerclub

 Code Orange Release Music Video For 'The Mud'.

Code Orange.Wednesday 4th October 2017
Code Orange have shared their official music video for industrial-tinged monster "The Mud," which debuted in the USA during Adult Swim's Toonami this weekend.  The animated video, which was directed by Dmitry Zakharov and Code Orange's Shade, is streaming now on the band's YouTube Channel and on Adult Swim's website.  Earlier this year Code Orange was announced for Adult Swim's 2017 Singles Series, which features 52 new tracks from a variety of artists over the course of 52 weeks.

Code Orange are currently on a coast-to-coast run of North American dates alongside Gojira and Torche til mid-October. The band will remain on the road through the end of 2017 performing at an array of U.S. festivals including Monster Energy's Aftershock and Ozzfest Meets Knotfest.  Code Orange's upcoming tour dates also include two sold out nights at New York City's Terminal 5 with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Daughters. For the latest news and ticket information please visit http://codeorangetoth.com/tour/.

Recorded with producers Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA and Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios in Salem, MA, the album FOREVER debuted earlier this year immediately staking its claim as one of 2017's top releases and placing Code Orange firmly at the front of the pack. The Independent stated, "One of the early 21st century's leading innovators in heavy music." "Code Orange are winning over new fans in record time. Give them a chance and you'll soon be theirs," commented Upset, adding "Code Orange are nothing short of spectacular." Having already called it, "The most important heavy release of 2017, " Metal Hammer elaborated, "Forever isn't just a great hardcore record - it's one that's ripped up the blueprint and pieced it back together in the most outrageously breathtaking way. This is a stone cold modern classic." Shortlist agreed, calling it "life-affirmingly exhilarating," with Terrorizer declaring it, "A confrontational, wilfully challenging, and obsessively interesting release." Kerrang! said, "Hardcore's most exciting band, drop the fiercest, most original noise of 2017."

Not just beloved in the UK, in the US media Rolling Stone included FOREVER as one of the 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far and selected Code Orange as one of 10 New Artists You Need to Know: February 2017 exclaiming,"FOREVER captures some of the most punishing noise the band has recorded to date, featuring songs rife with sudden transitions to still-harsher textures."  The Fader featured Code Orange as one of their 13 Artists You Need To Know About In 2017, whileNerdist declared, "Code Orange is back and heavier than ever," adding, "These kids were heavy before, but they just increased density by a hundred percent and then crushed all livings under their weight." NPR praised Code Orange's FOREVER, asserting that it, "...is among its most bruising works, with surprises throughout," while Pitchfork asserted, "the heavy rock mainstream could use a good razing, and Code Orange are well-equipped for the demolition job."  FOREVER is available at all DSP's (Flyt.it/forever) with physical copies available at Code Orange's official merch store.

 Obey The Brave Kick Off UK Tour.

Obey The Brave.Wednesday 4th October 2017
Canadian metalcore band Obey The Brave have shared a brand new video for the song "Mad Season" – the title track of their latest album, which was released this summer on Epitaph.

Watch the video HERE.

The band had following to say about the new video: "Shot this music video during our last European tour.  Watched it for the first time this morning and instantly started missing tour.  Can't wait to head back to Europe later this week!"

Mad Season, Obey The Brave’s third album and the follow-up to 2014’s Salvation, is their most ambitious yet viscerally potent album so far.Mad Season demonstrates a true artistic evolution for the band, and theirmost 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.

Obey The Brave will be kicking off their European/U.K. tour with Stray From The Path tomorrow in London. Please see below for the full list of dates.

5-Oct     London – Underworld, UK – TICKETS
6-Oct     Leeds - Key Club, UK – TICKETS
7-Oct     Glasgow - G2, UK – TICKETS
8-Oct     Manchester – Rebellion, UK – TICKETS
9-Oct     Cardiff - The Globe, UK – TICKETS
10-Oct   Birmingham - Mama Roux's, UK – TICKETS
11-Oct   Eindhoven – Dynamo, NL – TICKETS
12-Oct   Antwerp – Kavka, BE – TICKETS
13-Oct   Stuttgart – Club Cann, DE – TICKETS
14-Oct   Nurnberg – Hirsch, DE – TICKETS
15-Oct   Budapest – Durer Kert , HU - TICKETS
16-Oct   Wien – Arena, AT - TICKETS
17-Oct   Munich – Feierwerk, DE - TICKETS
19-Oct   Leipzig – Conne Island, DE - TICKETS
20-Oct   Prague – Rock Café, CZ - TICKETS
21-Oct   Berlin – Cassiopeia, DE - TICKETS
22-Oct   Hamburg – Logo, DE - TICKETS
23-Oct   Södertälje – Spinnrocken, SE - TICKETS
25-Oct   Helsinki  - Nosturi, FI - TICKETS
27-Oct   Gothenburg – Fangelset, SE - TICKETS
28-Oct   Hannover  - Bei Chez Heinz, DE - TICKETS
29-Oct   Oberhausen – Kulttempel, DE - TICKETS
30-Oct   Aarau – Kiff, CH - TICKETS
31-Oct   Paris - La Maroquinerie, FR – TICKETS
1-Nov    Lyon - Ninkasi Kao, FR – TICKETS
 

 Veil Of Maya Release New Video.

Veil Of Maya.Wednesday 4th October 2017
VEIL OF MAYA have released a music video for 'Doublespeak', the second single off of their upcoming record "False Idol" due out 20 October 2017 via Sumerian Records.

Fans can watch the video directed by Erez Bader (The Dear Hunter, The Contortionist) here: https://youtu.be/IKmgXQFtnig

The track premiered on BBC Radio 1 with Daniel P Carter on Sunday night, and is now available to stream and download.

VEIL OF MAYA are currently on the road supporting The Devil Wears Prada, alongside Silent Planet and Thousand Below across the US and Canada, hitting a total of 31 cities before wrapping up on 04 November in their hometown of Chicago, IL. 

"False Idol", the band’s highly anticipated new album, is said to be their heaviest, most hypnotic, and hardest record yet. VEIL OF MAYA released their first single off of the record, entitled 'Overthrow' earlier this month - check out the video here: https://youtu.be/GLu-E42-RmA

 Roam announce UK Headline Tour.

Roam.Wednesday 4th October 2017
Currently on tour as sole support to New Found Glory, Eastbourne pop punks ROAM will be back at it again before the end of the year on their just-announced headline tour of the UK, which will see them play seven shows across the country, kicking off at The Dome in London on 8th Dec and culminating at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff on 14th Dec.

Vocalist/guitarist Alex Adam enthuses "We're really excited to be back headlining the UK and touring our new album Great Heights & Nosedives. Some of these cities are our favourite places to play so having a whole new set list to play for you is going to be amazing. Also... the support is amazing ;) but you'll find out about that at a later date."

Presale will be available tomorrow at 9am from www.roam.uk.com/shows with General Sale following on Friday at 9am.

The tour will be a veritable celebration of the band's new album 'Great Heights & Nosedives', which is set for release via Hopeless Records on 13th October, 2017. The record is the follow up to 2016's debut 'Backbone' and was produced by Kyle Black (State Champs, New Found Glory, Comeback Kid) in Los Angeles, California. The band recently released the first single from the record 'Playing Fiction', along with its fairytale of a music video, as well as latest track 'Alive'.

Never a group to slack on the touring front, ROAM also have a stint supporting New Found Glory in the US on the horizon, as well as an Australian tour supporting Knuckle Puck coming up in January and their own European headline tour prior to the UK headline dates. 

UK 'Great Heights & Nosedives' UK Tour:
08.12 London The Dome
09.12 Newcastle Think Tank
10.12 Glasgow Stereo
11.12 Manchester Deaf Institute
12.12 Leeds Key Club
13.12 Birmingham Mama Roux's
14.12 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

 Annihilator To Release New Album.

Annhilator.Wednesday 4th October 2017
Canadian Heavy Metal/Thrash band ANNIHILATOR will release their 16thstudio album, "For The Demented", on November 3 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The follow-up to 2015's "Suicide Society" will be available in a limited-edition digipack with lenticular cover, a jewel-case CD, a twelve-inch, 180-gram colored vinyl in gatefold and digital download.

"It was time to analyze what a lot of fans over the years have kept telling me," says ANNIHILATOR guitarist and main songwriter Jeff Waters. "It was time to sit down and figure out 'why' ANNIHILATOR's early 'thrash-meets-melodic' caught the ears of so many and to try to sweep the 'fan' part of my writing/playing/singing out the door and welcome back the mostly original Waters writing that was to be the first four ANNIHILATOR albums."
 
Waters didn't venture back alone while looking back through ANNIHILATOR's history. "I was well aware that trying to re-capture the past usually fails, or at least won't come close," he says. "So, I decided to bring in fresh ears, both musically and physically with Rich Hinks, my bassist for the last few years. And doing most all of the records by myself, including writing and playing most all on my own, as well as mixing, mastering, engineering, etc... well, it can become routine and can often hinder you from being objective and more creative. 

"Rich came in and co-wrote the music with me, as well as co-produced the beginning stages of the record. His background of classic thrash metal meets a newer 'math' metal style was the perfect combination for me to simply ask, 'What do you think of this?' He would most-often reply with 'not the ANNIHILATOR style I like,' so we would keep going until we both felt that core ANNIHILATOR riffing and writing style presented itself."
Jeff continues: "Bottom line, 'For The Demented' captures some feel from ANNIHILATOR's 1985-87 demos mixed with the first four ANNIHILATOR records. Back to the thrash-meets-melody but with some pure Waters guitar riffing, upgraded lead guitar shredding and vocals back to the demo days meets the 'King of The Kill' record. Lyrically, I placed a theme on the record: the human mind and all of its glory, complexity, diversity, weaknesses and insanity! Pretty much the craziness of the music is matched by the lyrics.

"I think metal fans are going to hear much of what they have been waiting for from ANNIHILATOR," adds Waters.

"For The Demented" track listing:
01. Twisted Lobotomy
02. One To Kill
03. For The Demented
04. Pieces of You
05. The Demon You Know
06. Phantom Asylum 
07. Altering The Alter
08. The Way
09. Dark
10. Not All There

 Black Label Society To Release Greatest Hits'.

Black Label Society.Wednesday 4th October 2017
Black Label Society have debuted their brand new music video for the first single from Grimmest Hits titled 'Room Of Nightmares', directed by long-time collaborator Justin Reich.

Watch the video for 'Room Of Nightmares' here: http://vevo.ly/zcLn6Q


Black Label Society will release their tenth full length titled Grimmest Hits on January 19, 2018 via Spinefarm Records. The new effort will be the highly anticipated follow up to Billboard Top 5 charting titles Catacombs of the Black Vatican (2014) and Order of the Black (2010). In-between then and now, Zakk Wylde released Book of Shadows II, the long awaited follow up from his 1996 solo debut of the same name, which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. 

'Room Of Nightmares'  is available on all digital service providers and streaming services today. The track is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the album on iTunes now will receive 'Room of Nightmares' as an instant download. Listen here. The cover art and track listing can be seen below. 

Wylde, now reunited with Ozzy Osbourne after an eight year break, has played a handful of dates with whom he refers to as "the boss," with no signs of slowing down. The reunion kicked off over the summer with a highlighted performance at CHICAGO OPEN AIR with high profile festivals like LOUDER THAN LIFE and OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST on deck to close out the year.

One part invading horde and all parts traveling carnival party, Black Label Society traverses the world powered by caffeine and cacophony. BLS engages and inspires audiences everywhere they go, on every radio dial they burn, inviting all comers to join in and participate in their brotherhood and sisterhood of hard rock and vigour. 

Now ten studio albums deep, with solo records, Ozzy shows, and Zakk Sabbath tours all kicking ass simultaneously, Black Label Society rides ever forward, fist held high.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is:
Zakk Wylde – Vocals/Guitar / John DeServio – Bass / Dario Lorina – Guitar / Jeff Fabb – Drums

Grimmest Hits Track List
1. Trampled Down Below
2. Seasons Of Falt
3. The Betrayal
4. All That Once Shined
5. The Only Words
6. Room Of Nightmares
7. A Love Unreal
8. Disbelief
9. The Day That Heaven Had Gone Away
10. Illusions Of Peace
11. Bury Your Sorrow
12. Nothing Left To Say

 Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown To Release New Album In November.

Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown.Monday 2nd October 2017
The inaugural signing to the newly-launched Snakefarm label, Nashville-based four-piece Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown have spent the past few months self-producing their new studio album and touring the world with some of rock’s most legendary names - the likes of Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Deep Purple and The Who.

Now, the eponymous album is set for a November 3rd release with new single ‘Heartland’ leading the way.

This track introduces TBSD with a one-two punch of gritty guitars and soulful vocals before slipping into a hypnotic bridge punctuated by airy clean guitars. Tyler croons, ‘There’s a slow beat in the heartland, going down in the quicksand, stack ‘em up and watch the cards fall, if it happens to one, then it happens to all.’

“That’s my way of saying everybody needs to stop taking sides,” sighs Texan-born Tyler. “It’s a mess out there. When one person falls, the rest of us do, too. I’m commenting on what’s going on in the world.”

Watch the lyric video for ‘Heartland’ here: http://vevo.ly/PZ16oN

Pre-order the new album here:  https://SpinefarmRecords.lnk.to/tbshakedown

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown latest Tour Dates 2017
 Sep 29 – STGO Rock City, Santiago, Chile (with GN’R & The Who)
Sept 30 –  Santiago Rock City  w/ Def Leppard & Marky Ramone. 
Oct 01 – Estadio Unico De La Plata, Buenas Aires, Argentina (with GN’R & The Who)
Oct 07 – Mother Of All Fest – Monterrey, Mexico

 Fozzy Release Video For 'Drinkin With Jesus'.

Fozzy.Monday 2nd October 2017
The hard rock world was thrown off its axis when FOZZY unleashed their first single “Judas” a few months back. The highest charting single in FOZZY history is now being followed up with the hard rocking “Drinkin With Jesus”.

The track is available now as the “Judas” album's new instant Grat Track; stream and pre-order the album here: https://fozzy.lnk.to/JudasAlbum

“Judas” is FOZZY’s seventh studio album, set for release on 13 October via Century Media Records.
 
Jericho states, “‘Drinkin With Jesus’ is a song we specifically wanted to put second on the record because it, quite simply, kicks ass! It's the type of song you crank up with the top down as you're speeding down the highway at midnight. While 'Judas’ is deep and heavy, 'Drinkin' punches you in the face in a different way. Lyrically, this song is about drinking alone, just hanging out with the Lord and having a few cocktails. It’s got some dark lyrics, but it’s overall a fun song with a great riff and some killer solos. So enjoy and CRANK IT UP!"
 
FOZZY live:
 
27.10.2017 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
28.10.2017 (IRL) Dublin - Tivoli
29.10.2017 (UK) Belfast - Limelight 2
31.10.2017 (UK) Chester - Live Rooms
01.11.2017 (UK) Manchester - Waterfront
02.11.2017 (UK) London - Islington Academy
03.11.2017 (UK) Sheffield - Corporation
04.11.2017 (UK) Glasgow - The Garage
05.11.2017 (UK) Newcastle - Riverside

 Imagine Dragons Announce UK Headline Tour.

Imagine Dragons.Monday 2nd October 2017
After confirming brilliant new single 'Whatever It Takes' impacts Oct 20th on KIDinaKORNER / Polydor Records multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band, Imagine Dragons play 5 UK & Eire Arena Dates this spring including a show at the O2 Arena 28th February.

'Whatever It Takes' is the third single to be taken from their massive new album 'Evolve', and has already reached an incredible 80 million streams worldwide. 'Evolve' debuted at #3 and then spent eight weeks in the UK Top 20, and has amassed over 509 million streams and counting worldwide. 'Evolve' is the sound of a band in their prime.

Known for their incendiary live shows, which has seen them sell out arenas up and down the country as well as play festival sets to massive crowds including Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds, Big Weekend and many more,

Imagine Dragons play:

February
Sat 24th                       Birmingham, Genting Arena
Mon 26th                      Dublin, The O2 Arena
Weds 28th                    London, The O2 Arena

March
Sat 3rd                         Manchester, Manchester Arena
Sun 4th                        Glasgow, The SSE Hydro 

 At The Drive In Announce UK Headline Tour.

At The Drive In.Monday 2nd October 2017
At The Drive In have announced their first UK headline tour following the release of their critically acclaimed comeback album, in • ter a • li •a in May this year. Tickets will be available from Friday, September 22nd at 9am (GMT) from www.atthedriveinmusic.com/tour.

Support comes from noise-rock duo, Death From Above and Le Butcherettes, the Mexican garage band who will also join At The Drive In for shows in Australia.

UK TOUR DATES, MARCH 2018:
Friday 9th March – London, UK Brixton Academy
Saturday 10th March -  Newcastle, UK O2 Academy
Monday 12th March -  Birmingham, UK Academy 2
Tuesday 13th March -  Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
Thursday 15th March -  Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
 
At The Drive In also released a limited run of skateboard decks with Pocket Pistols Skateboards this week. The Chuco Town Airlines limited run of 100 decks (dimensions 10" x 29.75") are now available online at https://www.atthedriveinofficialmerch.com/products/airline-skate-deck

At The Drive In's new album, in • ter a • li •a is out now on Rise Records. Available now from your local record shop or on iTunes and Spotify.

 Sikth Announce Tour With Devil Sold His Soul.

Sikth.Monday 2nd October 2017
SikTh have announced the supports for their December 2017 headline UK tour – they will be joined by the UK's Devil Sold His Soul (https://www.facebook.com/devilsoldhissoul ) and Press To Meco  (https://www.facebook.com/presstomeco ).

SikTh's Dan Weller enthusiastically comments "Press to Meco are one of my favourite bands in the UK. Amazing songwriters and Luke's guitar playing is immense. I'm so happy to have them on the road with us", plus Mikee W Goodman having caught Devil Sold His Soul for the first time this summer when both bands played Arctangent Festival states "I had not seen Devil Sold His Soul until recently at Arctangent, they sounded absolutely awesome and I'm really looking forward to having them on the tour with us and getting to hear more from them." 

SikTh having previously revealed that the London show on 8th December at Koko will see them play their 2006 album 'Death of a Dead Day' in full for the first time (announcement by Dan Weller & Mikee Goodman - https://youtu.be/4X2-fxYnG38), Mikee updates fans on what they can expect on the December shows "As people know we are going to play Death of a Dead Day in full in London, we also plan on playing most of the songs on other dates, plus a good few from our new album. We have totally revamped our set for you, it's going to be interesting as it'll be the longest set we've played!"

SikTh released their latest record, The Future in Whose Eyes? in June this year on new Snapper Music imprint Millennium Night. It was also the first release featuring new co-vocalist and former member of Aliases Joe Rosser and was followed by an explosive set on the main stage at Download Festival.  With Death Of A Dead Day being Re-issued by Peaceville last year, it is arguably the band's most influential record, helping to give birth to the 'djent' movement.

SikTh Tour Dates
 Sat 2-Dec - Manchester, Academy 3
Sun 3-Dec - Glasgow, Garage
Mon 4-Dec - Birmingham, Institute
Wed 6-Dec - Bristol, SWX
Thu 7-Dec - Brighton, Concorde 2
Fri 8-Dec - London, KOKO

 Welcome To Lowlives.

Lowlives.Monday 2nd October 2017
Ex-The Defiled frontman Lee Villain unites with fellow Brit Luke Johnson (Amen, No Devotion, Beat Union), together with Steve Lucarelli (The Ataris) and Jaxon Moore to form new band LOWLIVES.

The band's debut single ‘Burn Forever’ is available now via all streaming sites, after last night being premiered on the BBC Radio One Rock Show.

Check out "Burn Forever" on YouTube:
https://www.youtube..com/watch?v=_YPMVY-xvPg&feature=youtu.be

“Burn Forever was one of the first songs written,” states Lee Villain“It kinda sets the tone for what we are about. Pop hooks, heavy drums, and lots of guitar noise. This band has been in the works for a long time now and I’m stoked to finally show people what we’ve been working on.”

“I wanted to write something that felt real, I wanted to work with someone where the creative relationship had chemistry,” writes Luke Johnson“I wanted to make a band with the intention of being free and agnostic of the boundaries that define popular music genres. This is the band that makes everything I've ever done before it less relevant by comparison.”

LOWLIVES play their debut show at the Troubador in Los Angeles on Oct 20th supporting Moose Blood, before heading to the studio to finish recording their full length album in November with producer Beau Burchell (The Bronx, Moose Blood, Saosin).
 

 Marilyn Manson Issues Update After Being Injured On Stage.

Marilyn Manson.Monday 2nd October 2017
Marilyn Manson is being forced to cancel several of his October dates on his forthcoming US tour. On Saturday night, the legendary performer suffered an injury on stage towards the end of his set at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom causing him to cut the show short. He was treated for the injury at a local hospital and will be recuperating at home in Los Angeles. 

The shows from Boston, Oct 2 through Houston, Oct 14 will be rescheduled for a later date. Manson hopes to return to the stage soon, more details on upcoming shows to follow.

Manson's 10th album 'Heaven Upside Down' will be released this Friday, Oct 6 via Loma Vista/ Caroline International

 Richie Sambora And Orianthi Announces New Musical Project RSO.

Richie Sambora.Monday 2nd October 2017
Richie Sambora and Orianthi are joining forces for a new, genre-spanning musical project under the name RSO that sees these two platinum-selling singer-songwriters and world-class guitarists teaming up as a duo. Today's release of the five-track Rise EP (BMG) is the first taste of the versatility that is at the heart of RSO, encompassing elements of rock, blues, pop, R&B and country. The harmonious blend of Sambora and Orianthi's voices and guitars is front and center on Rise, putting a fresh spin on male-female duets..

RSO displays the undeniable chemistry that Sambora and Orianthi have onstage and off as both a real-life couple and creative partners. They self-describe their journey as "a true Bonnie and Clyde rock and roll kind of story," instantly connecting four years ago in Hawaii when Orianthi was performing with Alice Cooper, and then traveling around the world writing and recording together. The love, friendship, laughter, and passion for music that surrounds Sambora and Orianthi daily is palpable on Rise, a collection of songs with catchy melodies and uplifting lyrics that are meant to bring people together, empower them, and making them feel good. RSO has everything from rocking stadium-fillers like the roaring title track "Rise" to heartfelt tunes like the piano-driven ballad "Truth" to bright, country-infused songs like "Good Times." Fans can also visit RSOOfficial.com to purchase exclusive bonus content that includes a reggae version of "Good Times."

American rock icon and Songwriters Hall of Famer Sambora (who has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has co-written over 20 Top 40 hits and 11 Top 10 hits) and Australian guitar virtuoso Orianthi (who has shared stages with the likes of Michael Jackson, Santana, Prince, ZZ Top and was the first female member of Alice Cooper's band) have both written chart-busting singles, toured the globe extensively, collaborated with superstar artists, and released three solo albums each. Now, RSO is the next chapter for these celebrated artists – stay tuned for much more to come!

Rise EP Tracklisting:
1. Rise
2. Masterpiece
3. Truth
4. Take Me
5. Good Times

 Roger Waters Announced For British Summer Time 2018.

British Summer Time.Monday 2nd October 2017
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, kicks off festival announcements for 2018 with another world-class headliner and the promise of yet another legendary night in the park.

Pink Floyd visionary Roger Waters becomes the latest in a long line of era defining artists to grace Hyde Park - one of music's most spectacular showmen at the greatest outdoor venue in the world.

Roger Waters is famous for taking his sonic and visual experimentation to breath-taking levels, turning rock n roll into theatre on the grandest scale.

At Desert Trip in 2016, in the Californian desert, Roger's performance featured the biggest quadrophonic sound system ever built. His recent sell-out shows have seen some jaw dropping moments – the rising towers of Battersea Power station evoking the cover of the classic Pink Floyd album Animals, the iconic pigs floating over the audience and a Spitfire crashing into the stage.

This new tour promises to be no exception, following months of meticulous planning and craft, it will inspire crowds with its powerful delivery to take the audience on a musical journey.

Roger Waters – Us + Them will showcase highlights from Waters' groundbreaking body of work, with songs from Pink Floyd's greatest albums (Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Animals, Dark Side of The Moon), along with tracks from his critically acclaimed new album "Is This the Life We Really Want?".   

The tour title is derived from the 1974 track "Us And Them," from the multi-million selling album The Dark Side of the Moon.

A full UK tour is also announced today, as Roger Waters – Us + Them marks Waters' first European tour since The Wall Live (2010-2013), his sold-out world tour which was seen by more than 4 million fans globally at 219 shows and remains the highest grossing tour by any solo artist in history.  

After 63 sold out shows in the US and Canada in 2017, Roger Waters 'Us + Them' tour will visit Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK in 2018. Head to www.rogerwaters.com for more information.

USA reviews for Roger Waters – Us + Them:

"The most striking cinematic theatrics ever employed on a rock stage. There should be Oscars for this kind of work."Billboard

"Once again, Waters has orchestrated a completely transformative experience, one that embellishes every essential quality of his catalogue. There's so much to take in that's it's admittedly kind of overwhelming"Consequence Of Sound

"Roger Waters' high-tech Us + Them spectacle soothes and galvanizes at Staples Center"Los Angeles Times
Embarking on its 6th edition, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is now one of Britain's biggest and best summer events, attracting some of the greatest names in music to the heart of London's beautiful Hyde Park.

In 2017, the festival experienced more classic moments, kicking off with a triumphant homecoming for Phil Collins, Green Day provoking mass hysteria, Justin Bieber making Beliebers out of tens of thousands, Kings of Leon setting the park on fire, The Killers stepping up to legendary festival status and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers showing their true class to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

>The event kicked off in 2013 with The Rolling Stones reliving their legendary 1969 gig and has not let up since, featuring now famous shows from Carole King, Stevie Wonder, The Libertines, Blur, Florence + The Machine, Kendrick Lamar, Black Sabbath, Taylor Swift, The Who and so many more.

Every year, each headliner is joined by a full supporting line-up across multiple stages, from major superstars to handpicked developing acts performing for fans from across the UK and the world.

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Live comments: "Roger Waters consistently delivers the most exciting live experience I've ever seen. His legendary set from Desert Trip set new standards in production that to this day stand unsurpassed. To see his live show on The Great Oak Stage providing a soundtrack of Pink Floyd's greatest hits will be a spectacle not to be missed."


Daniel Mathieson, Head of Experiential Marketing and Partnerships for Barclaycard, said: "We're really excited that Roger Waters, who is such an iconic figure in musical history, is the first headline act to be announced at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2018. In what will be the festival's sixth year, Barclaycard customers can get a head start with exclusive pre-sale ticket access from 9am on Monday 2nd of October."

Alun Mainwaring, Head of Events, Filming and Commercial Development at The Royal Parks said: 'What a great way to kick off BST 2018, by welcoming the legendary Roger Waters to Hyde Park! Since it began in 2013 Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has become a firm favourite in the events calendar, bringing a diverse range of entertainment and the world's biggest artists to this iconic park."

TICKETS:
Barclaycard Presale: Monday 2nd October 9am 
Fanclub Presale: Monday 2nd October 9am
BST Presale: Wednesday 4th October 9am
General Sale: Friday 6th October 9am

Ticket Prices:
£65.00                   Launch General Admission
£69.90                   General Admission     
£60.00                   Child 2-9yrs / Guardian Ticket (in pairs, 1 adult + 1 child)
£89.90                   Primary Entry
£129.90                 Gold Circle / Premium View                                                   
£179.90                 Launch Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden
£199.90                 Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden                                              
£249.90                 The Terrace
£249.90                 Diamond View

 The Cruel Knives Release Single For 'The Promised Land'.

The Cruel Knives.Monday 2nd October 2017
British hard rockers THE CRUEL KNIVES have released their new single "The Promised Land" taken from their debut EP "Side One".

Stream the song here: https://youtu.be/DvZ7nIoV5Ac

The band are also excited to announce that they have been confirmed as direct support to glam metal legends W.A.S.P on their UK tour in October.

“We can’t wait to take The Promised Land to the stage on this tour, it’s going to be a great run around the UK and we’ll be bringing everything we’ve got.” - THE CRUEL KNIVES

Catch The Cruel Knives on tour with W.A.S.P at the following dates:

12/10 - Hastings, White Rock Theatre
13/10 - Nottingham, Rock City
14/10 - Leeds, 02 Academy
15/10 - Newcastle, 02 Academy
16/10 - Glasgow, 02 ABC
18/10 - Belfast, Limelight
19/10 - Dublin, Academy
20/10 - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
21/10 - Manchester, 02 The Ritz
22/10 - Buckley, Tivoli
24/10 - Cardiff, Tramshed
25/10 - Bristol, 02 Academy
26/10 - Norwich, UEA
27/10 - London, 02 Forum Kentish Town

The Cruel Knives' debut EP "Side One" is available to purchase on PledgeMusic: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-cruel-knives-new-ep

 In Hearts Wake Release Video For 'Overthrow'.

In Hearts Wake.Monday 2nd October 2017
In Hearts Wake have today released a new video for Overthrow, a standout anthem from their #3 album Ark. Filmed on their huge Australian headline tour earlier this year, Overthrow is an incendiary mosh-call of chaos, coming just days ahead of In Hearts Wake's first ever headline tour across Europe.

*When I first heard Ben play the opening riff to Overthrow I felt like a teenage kid about to mosh down the walls of his tiny bedroom," remembers frontman Jake Taylor. "I wanted to release everything and anything that wasn't serving me. You know, all that negative shit that just builds up and weighs you down? Overthrow gave me the platform to speak about the shadow stuff I was experiencing, and in doing so, I worked through it."

"Life is about the light and the dark, the ups and the downs, the bitter and the sweet,"
Jake continues. "It's learning how to navigate through the turbulence that counts. Sometimes when we suffer, we pretend we're okay, but deep down we are in pain. We can become afraid of this pain and try to ignore it, but if we avoid the issue, it can fester—and grow stronger. Eventually it can build up, explode, or worse, implode. The pain becomes like a tyrant dominating our lives. But with our awareness and integration, we can Overthrow its control over us."

UK / Europe Headline Tour
OCTOBER 2017
3 NORWICH Waterfront Studio (UK)
4 BIRMINGHAM Asylum (UK)
5 CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach (UK)
6 LONDON Underworld (UK)
7 SOUTHAMPTON Joiners (UK)
8 LEEDS Key Club (UK)
10 NEWCASTLE Think Tank (UK)
11 GLASGOW Attic (UK)
12 MANCHESTER Sound Control (UK)
13 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms (UK)
16 PARIS Backstage By The Mill (FR)
17 BORDEAUX Iboat (FR)
18 MADRID Moby Dick (ES)
19 BARCELONA Sala Razzmatazz 3 (ES)
20 LYON Warmaudio (FR)
21 PINARELLA DI CERVIA Rockplanet (IT)
22 AARAU Kiff (CH)
23 MUNICH Kranhalle (DE)
24 STUTTGART Keller Klub (DE)
26 VIENNA Arena (AT)
27 BUDAPEST Durer Kert (HU)
28 PRAGUE Nova Chmelnice (CZ)
29 LEIPZIG Naumann's (DE)
30 HAMBURG Hafenklang (DE)
31 BERLIN Cassiopeia (DE)

NOVEMBER 2017
1 MUNSTER Sputnikhalle (DE)
2 COLOGNE Underground (DE)
3 HAARLEM Patronaat Z3 (NL)
5ANTWERP Kavka (BE)

 Motionless In White Release Video For 'Necessary Evil'.

Motionless In White.Monday 2nd October 2017
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE have today premiered a brand new video for 'Necessary Evil' over on their YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/zeq2nOKvSno.  The track, which features additional guest vocals from KORN's Jonathan Davis, is taken from their current album, 'Graveyard Shift', out now via Roadrunner Records.  The album is available to purchase and stream from https://miw.lnk.to/GraveyardShift

'Graveyard Shift' also becomes available for purchase on vinyl format this Friday 29th September over at the band's webstore - http://bit.ly/2yI3Fca.

Following their crushing set at this year's Download Festival, the band announced their first full UK in two years.  Frontman Chris Motionless told us: "After MUCH demand, we are thrilled to announce that we will finally be coming back for another headline run in January 2018.  By the time this headliner starts, with the exception of Download 2017, it will have been 2 years since the last time we set foot to play in the UK.  I think all of our fans will agree with me when I say that that is too fucking long.  It's always a pleasure to see the fans reaching out, asking when we will be back...and after pushing to make it as soon as possible, January 2018 will finally be that time.  See you soon, and thank you for always wanting to have MIW come play for you!"

Dates rack up as follows:

Mon 15th Jan - BELFAST Mandela Hall 
Tue 16th Jan - DUBLIN Academy 
Thu 18th Jan - SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
Fri 19th Jan - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Sat 20th Jan - LEEDS Stylus
Mon 22nd Jan - GLASGOW Garage
Tue 23rd Jan - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Riverside
Thu 25th Jan - LONDON KOKO
Fri 26th Jan - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Sat 27th Jan - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Sun 28th Jan - NORWICH Waterfront

Tickets for Belfast and Dublin go on general sale at 10am Wednesday 20th September from box offices, all usual agents and online at http://www.ticketmaster.ie/Motionless-In-White-tickets/artist/1492903. Tickets for all other shows are available at https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/motionless-in-white-tickets.

Support comes from CANE HILL and ICE NINE KILLS for all UK dates.

You can also check out the video for one of 'Graveyard Shift's fan favourites, 'Eternally Yours' - https://youtu.be/TwO0zLLybQ0.  

 Machine Head Announce UK Headline Tour.

Machine Head.Monday 2nd October 2017
Bay Area metal beasts MACHINE HEAD have announced a string of UK tour dates in support of their forthcoming ninth studio album, 'Catharsis', which is set for release via Nuclear Blast in early 2018.

Check out the trailer here - https://youtu.be/vNV7WNVmUT8

Vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn tells us, "It's been far too long since we've demolished venues in the UK!  We have had an awesome and productive break writing our new album 'Catharsis', but now it's time for MACHINE HEAD to go melt some faces!!  The reaction to our last 'Evening With' tours in the UK was nothing short of incredible, so once again these dates will be 'Evening With' shows and will see us performing 2 ½ to 3 hours every night, with no opening bands."  

He continues; "We LOVED performing as an 'Evening With' for the UK Head Cases and you guys loved it as well.  The freedom to do whatever the fuck we want, for as long as we want every night was liberating.  Jamming 'Desire To Fire' live for the first time in aeons at the Ten Ton Hammersmith show in London was epic as fuck!  This is not what everyone else is doing, and frankly, there are not a lot of bands who could even pull it off, but Machine Head CAN pull it off, and we are excited as fuck to do it again.  We are carving our own path here, playing by our own rules, and as an artist, it's the best feeling in the world!  No festivals, period!  No supporting some stupid DJ!  The Head will only be 'Headlining', so come on down and rage!!"

Full UK dates rack up as follows:

Sun 13th May - SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Mon 14th May - CARDIFF University
Tue 15th May - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 17th May - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 18th May - LONDON Roundhouse
Sat 19th May - LONDON Roundhouse
Mon 21st May - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 22nd May - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Wed 23rd May - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Fri 25th May - MANCHESTER Academy

A limited amount of tickets will be available via the O2 and Live Nation pre-sales from 10am on Wednesday & Thursday 27th & 28th September respectively, with general on-sale starting at 10am on Friday 29th September.  Tickets will be available from box offices, all usual agents and online via https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/machine-head-tickets.

MACHINE HEAD recently wrapped up recording their new album with Zack Ohren (Fallujah, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA.  Expect a January 2018 release.

 Ministry Sign To Nuclear Blast Records

Ministry.Monday 2nd October 2017
Ground-breaking industrial metal pioneers, MINISTRY, have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band recently wrapped up recording their new album 'AmeriKKKant', which is tentatively scheduled for release during the first quarter of 2018. More details to be announced shortly.

"This album, 'AmeriKKKant'," stated mastermind Al Jourgensen. "Will provide FEMA type relief for the devastation 'Hurricane Cheeto' has brought upon us." 

For decades, the powerhouse of psychotic sound that is MINISTRY have won over millions with releases such as 'Filth Pig', 'The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste', 'Psalm 69', 'From Beer To Eternity', and a flood of others. Since the 80s, founder Al Jourgensen has been combining elements of synth pop, punk, metal and even dub in a way that is instantly recognisable and has influenced many other bands.

With timeless classics such as 'Just One Fix', 'Thieves' and 'Jesus Built My Hotrod' MINISTRY are one of a kind musical pioneers.

With six Grammy nominations to date, over 3 million records sold, more than 2000 live performances and movie soundtrack work on Hurt Locker, Artificial Intelligence, The Matrix, Robo Cop and SAW, MINISTRY has been contributing to the music industry for over three decades.

MINISTRY have some USA tour dates scheduled across the autumn with DEATH GRIPS:

MINISTRY, DEATH GRIPS
13/10/17 Worcester, MA The Palladium
14/10/17 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
16/10/17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
17/10/17 New York, NY Terminal 5
19/10/17 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
20/10/17 Cleveland, OH The Agora Theatre
21/10/17 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
23/10/17 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
24/10/17 Columbus, OH Express Live
26/10/17 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
27/10/17 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
29/10/17 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
30/10/17 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
1/11/17 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
2/11/17 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
4/11/17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
5/11/17 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
7/11/17 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
8/11/17 Albuquerque, NM The Historic El Rey Theater
10/11/17 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
11/11/17 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!11/17 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live! 

 Black Veil Brides Announce Co-Headline Tour With Asking Alexandria.

Black Veil Brides.Monday 2nd October 2017
Black Veil Brides are back and will return to UK shores in January 2018 with The Resurrection Tour which will be a co-headline run with Asking Alexandria who last week released their first new song since reuniting with singer Danny Worsnop, 'Into The Fire’, which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/-jFgNreZPf0 .  The dates are as follows:

Tuesday 23rd January                    BIRMINGHAM   02 Academy
Wednesday 24th January             MANCHESTER   Academy
Thursday 25th January                  GLASGOW          02 Academy
Saturday 27th January                   LONDON             02 Brixton Academy

Tickets will go on sale on Friday 29th September at 9am via the following link: (Birmingham/Manchester/London) https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/asking-alexandria-and-black-veil-brides-tickets and (Glasgow) https://www.seetickets.com/event/asking-alexandra-black-veil-brides/o2-academy-glasgow/1149725

The band’s fifth album via Lava Records/Island Records will be released in 2018.

 Anti-Flag Release New Video.

Anti-Flag.Monday 2nd October 2017
Since unleashing their seminal 1996 debut, Die for the Government, ANTI-FLAG has empowered and emboldened their listeners for two generations with a timeless punk spirit. With today’s chaotic political landscape stemming from the controversial 2016 presidential election, the Pittsburgh, PA quartet (Justin Sane [vocals], Chris#2 [bass, vocals], Chris Head [guitar, vocals], and Pat Thetic [drums]) felt the time was right for ANTI-FLAG to release their most definitive offering -  American Fall (out November 3rd, 2017 on Spinefarm Records).

  Co-produced by Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden, American Fall fuels politically driven and powerful self-awareness lyrics, while the 11-song collection is structurally fused together in a new sonic direction of punk-rock singalongs and big hooks. Watch ANTI-FLAG’s new “Racists” lyric video via VEVO here.

"This song is a call to arms. We must challenge racism and hatred everywhere we see it:  at school, at work, at the dinner table with our families...absolutely everywhere.  If you still stand by the Trump regime after Charlottesville, you are complicit. The line has been drawn.  On one side stand those who fight for humanity, optimism, and empathy.  On the other side are those who precipitate bigotry, cynicism, and apathy.  Now is the time to get off of the fence and choose which side of history you want to be on." - ANTI-FLAG

ANTI-FLAG will bring their memorable live set on the road this Fall with select tour and festival dates in the US and UK announced, including Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA on October 21st with Nine Inch Nails and Perfect Circle. Plus, the band will perform at this year’s KNOTFEST in Toluca, Mexico on October 28th. See all dates listed below.

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR THE ALBUM’S LEAD SINGLE “AMERICAN ATTRACTION” HERE
PRE-ORDER ‘AMERICAN FALL’ HERE

 ANTI-FLAG 2017 TOUR DATES:
Oct 11                          Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 RITZ
Oct 12                          Bristol, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Bristol
Oct 13                          Leicester, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Leicester
Oct 15                          Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Leeds
Oct 16                          London, United Kingdom @ o2 Kentish Town Forum
Oct 17                          London, United Kingdom @ o2 Kentish Town Forum
Oct 18                          Newcastle, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Newcastle
Oct 19                          Glasgow, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland @ O2 Academy Glasgow
Oct 21                          Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
Oct 28                          Toluca, Mexico @ KNOTFEST MÉXICO
Oct 30                          Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's*
Oct 31                          Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre*
Nov 02                         Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*
Nov 03                         Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory*
Nov 04                         Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall*
Nov 05                         Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*

 Wu-Tang Clan To Release New Album.

Wu Tang Clan.Monday 2nd October 2017
Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, the first musical offering from 36 Chambers ALC and Entertainment One, is available for pre-order beginning today. Fans who pre-order the album will immediately receive the instant grat track "Lesson Learn'd," featuring Inspectah Deck, Redman and Mathematics. The album will be released on October 13th and is executive produced by RZA with creative production in the hands of Wu-Tang's longtime DJ Mathematics.

The first single, "People Say" which features Wu-Tang Clan members Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, and Redman is out now.  Purchase the single here.

Wu-Tang Clan have also just dropped the second track from the album - "Lesson Learn'd" feat Inspectah Deck and Redman.

LISTEN TO NEW TRACK "LESSON LEARN'D" HERE

Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues Tracklist:

1."Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues Intro" feat. RZA (1:31)
2. "Lesson Learn'd" feat Inspectah Deck and Redman (3:23)
3. "Fast and Furious" feat. Hue Hef and Raekwon (3:42)
4. "Famous Fighters" (skit) (1:21)
5. "If Time Is Money" (Fly Navigation) feat Method Man (3:54)
6. "Frozen" feat Method Man, Killa Priest and Chris Rivers (4:10)
7. "Berto And The Fiend" (skit) feat Ghostface Killah (0:45)
8. "Pearl Harbor" feat. Ghostface Killah, Sean Price, Method Man, RZA with John Ginty (On organ) and Gary Foote (on Bass) (4:59)
9. "People Say" Wu-Tang Clan feat Redman (4:24)
10. "Family Skit" (1:07)
11. "Why Why Why" feat RZA and Swnkah (4:00)
12. "G'd up" feat Method Man and R-Mean (4:25)
13. "If What You Say Is True" Wu-Tang Clan feat Streetlife (3:55)
14. "Saga Skit" feat RZA (0:58)
15. "Hood Go Bang!" Feat Redman and Method Man (1:32)
16. "Make Time" feat Ghostface Killah, RZA, Cappadonna and Steven Latorre (4:44)
17. "Message" (2:05)
18. "The Saga Continues Outro" feat RZA (0:45)

36 Chambers ALC is a lifestyle company founded by RZA and Mustafa Shaikh to house innovative efforts in the music, art, fashion, and literary spaces.  Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues is the inaugural album to be released by the company.

Additionally, 36 Chambers ALC fashion arm, 36 Chambers menswear, is set to launch a new vegan accessories line, The Pineapple Collection, in the coming months.
17. "Message" (2:05)
18. "The Saga Continues Outro" feat RZA (0:45)

36 Chambers ALC is a lifestyle company founded by RZA and Mustafa Shaikh to house innovative efforts in the music, art, fashion, and literary spaces.  Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues is the inaugural album to be released by the company.

 Tarja Releases New Winter Album.

Tarja.Monday 2nd October 2017
This year, Tarja is bringing the festive season early with the release of her brand new Christmas album "from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)" on November 17. This Christmas you can expect the unexpected.
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The album includes 11 Christmas classics and brings them to a never before seen level, uniquely blending Tarja's classically trained voice with darker gothic influences. Utilizing the sound of a grand orchestra, the most successful Finnish solo artist puts a sinister spin on traditional songs like "O Tannenbaum", "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" and "Feliz Navidad", reminding the listener of a dark movie score. Besides covering classic carols, "from Spirits and Ghosts" also features a 12th track, the brand new original "Together". This song is aligned with the dark sound of the album and embodies the theme of ghosts and mysticism throughout, in a brilliant, Tarja-styled manner.

Says Tarja: "Producing a dark Christmas album in the middle of the summer is a very interesting process, especially if you are doing it by the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Significantly different from the snowy Christmas that I am used to in my home country Finland. Another proof that the darkness comes from deep within. On this album, I explored the other side of Christmas. The Christmas of the lonely people and the missing ones. The Christmas for those that do not find joy in the blinking lights and the jingle bells. " 

"from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)" is going to be released on November 17th, 2017 on earMUSIC as 1CD digipak, 1LP Gatefold (180g, black) and Digital.
The "Official Store for a dark Christmas" offers a wide variety of exclusive, limited fan items and bundles.

The album is produced by Tarja, the American Emmy Award winning film score composer Jim Dooley and British producer Tim Palmer, known for his work with Pearl Jam, U2, David Bowie, Lang Lang and The Cure among others, who also mixed the album at 62' Studio in Texas. The album was mastered at Sterling Sound in NY City.

This Christmas, gather your loved ones, dim the lights, put on some candles and play Tarja's "from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)" loud!"from Spirits and Ghosts"

TRACK LIST

1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
2. Together
3. We Three Kings
4. Deck The Halls
5. Pie Jesu
6. Amazing Grace
7. O Tannenbaum
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9. God Rest Ye
10. Feliz Navidad
11. What Child Is This
12. We Wish You A Merry Christmas

 Asking Alexandria Back With New Single 'Into The Fire'.

Asking Alexandria.Monday 2nd October 2017
Asking Alexandria have released a video for the new single “Into The Fire” https://youtu.be/-jFgNreZPf0. The track, which will appear on the band’s as-of-yet untitled fifth album (Dec. 15, Sumerian Records) marks the first new music to come from the band since they reunited with singer Danny Worsnop.

“This is an incredibly exciting period in Asking Alexandria’s career. We have been through hell and back again,” explains singer/guitar player Ben Bruce. “It’s been an insanely long road but we couldn’t be more excited that it has brought us to where we are now. We have been given a new lease on life. As individuals, this is the happiest we have been in a very long time.” 

The song, and accompanying video, arrives following the U.S. debut via SiriusXM Octane.

Asking Alexandria spent the summer recording the new album, with From First To Last’s Matt Good (Memphis May FireUpon a Burning Body) and mixer Taylor Larson (Periphery). The album’s title and cover art will be revealed soon.

 American Satan Film Releases Trailer.

American Satan.Monday 2nd October 2017
AMERICAN SATAN, the Rated-R supernatural rock & roll thriller from SUMERIAN RECORDS mastermind ASH AVILDSEN, continues to make waves in the music and film industries with their latest official trailer.

Check out the Official Theatrical Trailer here: https://youtu.be/AX35prUFlBk

Starring ANDY BLACK, JOHN BRADLEY (Game Of Thrones) and Golden Globe Nominee MALCOLM McDOWELL, best known for his iconic role in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange and currently on Amazon’s Mozart In the Jungle, AMERICAN SATAN opens on the big screen Friday the 13th of October in 50 US cities, many of them already on sale at AMC theaters. Internationally, cinemas in Canada, UK, Australia and Mexico are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

AMERICAN SATAN introduces BEN BRUCE (Asking Alexandria) and OLIVIA CULPO (Miss Universe) to the screen, as they star alongside an ensemble cast that includes Disney’s BOOBOO STEWART (The Twilight Saga, X-Men: Days Of Future Past), Mark Boone Jr (Sons of Anarchy, Batman Begins), Denise Richards (Starship Troopers, Wild Things), WWE’s Bill Goldberg, Bill Duke (Predator) and Drake Bell.

The music-centric film features an original score by composer JONATHAN DAVIS of KoRn and songs from Deftones, The Pretty Reckless, Circa Survive, Skid Row, Crosses, In This Moment, Meg Myers, Dorothy, After The Burial, Barns Courtney, Palaye Royale, Animals As Leaders, Slaughter and more.

It was the summer of 2015 when director ASH AVILDSEN was working on the AMERICAN SATAN script when he met his father for the first time, Oscar-winning director JOHN G. AVILDSEN (ROCKY, THE KARATE KID, LEAN ON ME) As fate would have it, they collaborated on the movie together and formed a very close bond. John gave crucial notes on the script and some great tips to Ash during production. John also has a cameo in the film, playing a CNN news anchor. This would go on to be the last finished film John worked on before he passed away in June of 2017.

Already a winner of several awards on the festival circuit including Best Picture and Best Director at New York’s Peekskill Film Festival as well as Best Feature at California’s Oceanside Independent Film Festival, AMERICAN SATAN will play this Friday, September 22nd at the 33rd Annual Boston Film Festival.

About the release of AMERICAN SATAN, Ash Avildsen said:

“This story comes from a very real place. I dropped out of college to pursue a career in music. I’ve toured as both an unsigned and a signed artist. I’ve been a promoter, a booking agent, a manager, a producer and am an active record label owner. With the exception of a physical manifestation of the devil and an angel, everything in the film is based on real events that either myself or the producers of the movie have experienced in our careers working with bands. I’m excited for our music community to go on this ride and understand why we chose the Neil Young quote ‘Rock & Roll is where God and the Devil shake hands.’ to be put on top of the poster at theaters.”
Some of the AMERICAN SATAN producers Ash references are:

Andy Gould, best known for producing Rob Zombie’s Halloween & The Devil’s Rejects and co-managing Pantera & Linkin Park.
John Reese, former tour manager and band manager for Guns N’ Roses as well as concert festival producer for Knotfest meets Ozzfest and Rockstar Mayhem Festival.
Jeff Cohen, entertainment attorney best known in the public eye for handling Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe’s manslaughter trial in the Czech Republic.

FILM SYNOPSIS:
A young rock band, half from England and half from the US, drop out of college and move to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams. Living in a van, their passion and talent exceed their means to survive. An enigmatic stranger sees their true potential and emotionally manipulates them during a time of weakness. Caught in the middle of a Faustian deal, their music and controversial altercations end up influencing society beyond anything this century has seen, but can they take back control of their destiny before it's too late?
NOTE: The first single from The Relentless, the fictional band in the film, “Let Him Burn” was released worldwide on August 11 and hit #1 on iTunes rock & metal music charts in 16 countries. The music video has already surpassed 1 Million views on YouTube.

 Andrew WK Announces New Album And UK Tour.

Andrew WK.Monday 2nd October 2017
Party God Andrew W.K. is thrilled to announce his first new full length album in over a decade. The album showcases Andrew's signature style of blasting triumphant rock music, with an even greater epic depth and emotional drive. "I'm going for the sound of pure, unadulterated  feeling, every emotion, every thought, every experience, every sensation, all extruded into one life-force syrup, and psychically amplified by the celebratory spirit of glorious music," Andrew attempts to explain. The new release is out March 2, 2018 via Sony Music worldwide. Album title and cover art to follow.

This week, Andrew W.K. began his first full-band concert outing in five years with "The Party Never Dies Tour"; UK shows in 2018 are listed below.

A one-man music machine possessed by a single-minded, monomaniacal focus  on euphoric joy, Andrew lives to spread a singular message: That to party is to exist, and to exist is to party. Andrew continues to passionately deliver his extremely high-energy brand of uplifting entertainment, with a unrelenting commitment to continuing the mission he first embarked upon in 2001, with the release of his debut single and signature tune "Party Hard", and has never swerved from since. While also adopting a dizzying array of additional roles that took him into virgin territory for a rock 'n' roll musician, Andrew has always remained true to his cause. These include being a columnist for the Village Voice and Vice, the host of a Cartoon Network game show, and a lecturer at Yale, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon and the UK's Oxford University. It's safe to say, Andrew's hard partying spirit is showing no signs of softening.

UK (MOVED FROM NOVEMBER - All Tickets Honored or Available for Refund)
Apr 13 - Cardiff, Wales - Great Hall
Apr 14 - London, UK - Kentish Town Forum
Apr 15 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 2
Apr 18 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
Apr 19 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms
Apr 20 - Manchester, UK - 02 Ritz
Apr 21 - Glasgow, SCO – Garage

 All Time Low Announce UK Headline Tour.

All Time Low.Monday 2nd October 2017
Chart-topping Baltimore quartet, All Time Low, are pleased to announce their first UK headline tour since the release of their UK Top 10 album, 'Last Young Renegade'. The band, who last toured the UK in March of this year, will play the following five shows, support on all dates comes from Pierce The Veil:

MARCH
12 – Glasgow, SECC
14 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
15 – Birmingham, Genting Arena
16 – Manchester, Arena
17 – London, Alexandra Palace

 Bloodstock Announces Judas Priest As Third Headliner For 2018 Festival.

Bloodstock.Tuesday 26th September 2017
BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce their third and final headliner for 2018 will be JUDAS PRIEST!  The metal icons are one of the most-requested bands by the festival's loyal fan base and finally make their BLOODSTOCK debut at Catton Park in 2018 on Friday night, 10th August.

The legendary band tell us, "JUDAS PRIEST are thrilled, honoured and primed, ready to unleash Priest-style metal fury into the headbanging heart and home of heavy metal at BLOODSTOCK 2018!"

With Saturday night headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday headliners, NIGHTWISH already announced for next year's event, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.

Before we focus more on 2018, we're very proud to reveal that BLOODSTOCK raised £11,686.88 in 2017 for the very worthy TEENAGE CANCER TRUST, bringing the total to over £60,000 since our partnership began.  A giant thanks to everyone who has contributed over the years for their generous donations!

Get tickets now for 2018!  The first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets (priced at £290) and Deluxe VIP packages (Luxpads, Bellepads, Podpads, etc) are available now for those who want their VIP spot guaranteed.  A smaller second wave and a limited amount of VIP upgrades will then become available on 16th December at 9am.  Don't delay if you want to join us in the VIP Serpents Lair, as they're moving faster than ever before!

Standard weekend tickets are currently available at 'early bird' prices (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20!  In order to keep up with inflation and extra costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the 'early bird' allocation is gone.  The limited allocation of VIP upgrades (for those who've bought early bird tickets) will cost £145.

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

 Gwen Stefani Announces Christmas Album.

Gwen Stefani.Tuesday 26th September 2017
Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Gwen Stefani will release her first ever holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, on Interscope/Polydor Records October 6th. The set features a mixture of original and classic holiday tunes and is available for pre-order September 22nd at https://GwenStefani.lnk.to/ChristmasPR Fans who pre-order You Make It Feel Like Christmas will receive an instant download of the title track which features a duet with Blake Shelton.   Listen to Gwen Stefani featuring Blake Shelton “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” HERE and purchase the single at all digital retailers.

An exclusive Deluxe Edition of You Make It Feel Like Christmas will also be available. This special version includes a hard-back book with 24 pages of exclusive images from the making of the album and Gwen’s personal holiday photos.

Exclusive holiday bundles and merchandise including the CD, white vinyl, T-Shirt, Christmas cards, ornament, and more are currently available at gwenstefani.com.
You Make It Feel Like Christmas features six originals and six classic holiday tunes. The first single “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” was written by Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, busbee and Justin Tranter, with the other originals being written by Gwen Stefani, busbee and Justin Tranter.   You Make It Feel Like Christmas was produced by busbee and Eric Valentine.

Track listing for Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas:

  1.      Jingle Bells
  2.      Let It Snow
  3.      Silent Night
  4.      My Gift Is You
  5.      When I Was A Little Girl
  6.      Last Christmas
  7.      You Make It Feel Like Christmas feat. Blake Shelton
  8.      Under The Christmas Lights
  9.      Santa Baby
  10.   White Christmas
  11.   Never Kissed Anyone With Blue Eyes
  12.   Christmas Eve


Gwen Stefani feat. Blake Shelton “You Make it Feel Like Christmas” eSingle
Retail: http://smarturl.it/GwenChristmas
 Evanescence Announce New Studio Album And UK Tour.

Evanscence.Friday 15th September 2017
EVANESCENCE are returning with SYNTHESIS, their fourth and most ambitious album to date, set for a November 10th release. The album features a reworking of some of EVANESCENCE's best-loved songs recorded with a full orchestra and electronica combined with the band and Amy Lee's virtuoso piano and voice.

EVANESCENCE--lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist Jen Majura worked with producers Will Hunt and orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell on SYNTHESISwhich will also feature two new EVANESCENCE songs, the first of which, entitled "Imperfection" will be released today.  The album includes guest performance by famed violinist Lindsey Stirling on "Hi-Lo" the other new song on the album.

AMY LEE describes the meaning behind "Imperfection," "For me, this is the most important song on the album. I struggled with the lyrics for a long time because there was a lifetime of work to live up to and I wasn't sure what to say or how to be good enough. When it finally started pouring out of me, it was undeniable. I had no choice. It's for all the people we've lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression. I'm singing from the perspective of the person left behind, the person in the waiting room. It's a plea to fight for your life, to stay. Don't give into the fear- I have to tell myself that every day. Nobody is perfect.  We are all imperfect, and it's precisely those imperfections that make us who we are, and we have to embrace them because there's so much beauty in those differences. Life is worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for."

Listen to "Imperfection" HERE

"This album is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music, underneath the huge drums and guitars," explains AMY LEE. "I've always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements and programming elements in our songs, and that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming and experimentation. This will be our first time touring with orchestra and I'm so excited to perform this way-really focus on the vocals, and the emotion and the story we've built over the years. I'm also really excited about the new material on the album. Besides the two new songs, there are some really beautiful instrumental in-between moments. The whole thing flows like a big, dynamic soundtrack."

Both Standard CD & Digital versions of the album are available now for pre-order, as well as a Deluxe version which include the CD plus a DVD featuring a documentary on making the album as well as instrumental and 5.1 surround mixes of the songs.

In what promises to be the biggest year for EVANESCENCE yet, the group also confirmed that their"Synthesis Live"tour will continue in UK & Europe, starting with two nights at the Royal Festival Hall in March 2018. The band will be bringing a live orchestra and electronic programming out on the road with them, which will truly deliver a transcendent experience.

"Synthesis Live" fan and VIP pre-sales are on-sale beginning September 20th with general on-sale—beginning September 22nd. Fans who preorder the new album by September 19th HERE will receive access to the tour pre-sale, ensuring the best seats in the house.  They will also receive songs from the album prior to release date, beginning immediately with the stunning new reworking of the band's biggest hit, "Bring Me To Life" and new single "Imperfection".

A variety of VIP ticket packages are available to ensure fans obtain the best seats in the house.  Other VIP benefits include the opportunity to meet and enjoy a champagne toast with the band, attend their sound check, and receive exclusive merchandise items.  For full tour details go to: www.evanescence.com.

Catch EVANESCENCE on "Synthesis Live"in the following cities:
March 2018
Fri 30th                   Royal Festival Hall, London
Sat 31st                  Royal Festival Hall, London
April 2018
Mon 2nd                02 Apollo, Manchester
Tue 3rd                  Arena, Nottingham
Thurs 5th               Armadillo, Glasgow
Fri 6th                     City Hall, Sheffield
Tickets range from £39-85.
with a live orchestra and electronica. EVANESCENCE will launch the "Synthesis Live" tour in North America on October 14;combining their intense live performances and timeless songwriting with a powerful live orchestra, the group will truly deliver a transcendent concert experience.

 Rem To Mark 25th Anniversary Of 'Automatic For The People'.

REM.Friday 15th September 2017
R.E.M. are reissuing their landmark album Automatic For The People to commemorate the title's 25th Anniversary. Due November 10 via Craft Recordings, the remastered album will be available in a variety of formats, the most extensive of which is the Deluxe Anniversary Edition, which will feature the album in it's entirety mixed in Dolby Atmos.

Watch a trailer for the album HERE


The album (plus bonus track "Photograph," featuring Natalie Merchant) was remixed in Dolby Atmos by Automatic's original producer, Scott Litt, and engineer, Clif Norrell. This technology delivers a leap forward from surround sound with expansive, flowing audio that immerses the listener far beyond what stereo can offer. It transports the listener inside the recording studio with multi-dimensional audio – evoking a time when listening to music was an active, transformative experience, and reigniting the emotion you felt when you first heard the album in 1992.  R.E.M.'s Automatic For The People is the first album to be commercially released in this expressive, breathtaking format.

In addition, the 4-disc Deluxe Edition will offer a wealth of previously unreleased material. The band selected 20 never-before-heard demos from the LP's sessions, including the fully-realized, unreleased track "Mike's Pop Song" and the oft-mused about song, "Devil Rides Backwards." "Mike's Pop Song" debuts today and is available as an instant grat track with preorder of the reissue. Share the track HERE  and preorder HERE 
Mike Mills hadn't heard this demo for 25 years and admits it was "a very pleasant surprise". With a lovely, upbeat melody, not unlike the 'Out of Time' classic 'Near Wild Heaven', 'Mike's Pop Song' is a genuine treat. 'Mike's Pop Song' was recorded in February 1992 at John Keane Studios in Athens, Georgia.
Also included in both the 2-disc 25th Anniversary and Deluxe Edition of the album—which was remastered from the original analog tapes by Stephen Marcussen—is a full live set, Live At The 40 Watt Club 11/19/92. Performed in R.E.M.'s hometown of Athens, GA, it was the band's only live show that year.


Housed in a 12" x 12" lift-top box, the Deluxe Anniversary Edition features a 60-page book, offering never-before-seen photos by Anton Corbjin and Melodie McDaniel, plus expanded, new liner notes by Scottish music journalist Tom Doyle who conducted new interviews with all four band members. Also included is a companion Blu-ray, offering the Dolby Atmos mix, plus a high-resolution master of Automatic For The People, seven music videos and the original 1992 EPK video. Automatic For The People will also be reissued on 180-gram vinyl (with digital download card), and will be available across all digital and streaming outlets.



Widely regarded as one of the best rock albums of all time, Automatic For The People, R.E.M.'s eighth studio outing, was recorded in session locations ranging from New Orleans to Seattle, and Athens, GA to Miami. Rolling Stone has ranked Automatic For The People on their list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time." Notable contributions to the record come from Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones who provided string arrangements on select tracks. After its release in 1992 the record reached #1 on UK charts and #2 in the US, selling over eighteen million copies worldwide. It also received 1994 Grammy nominations for Album of the Year and Best Alternative Music Album with major singles "Man on the Moon" and "Everybody Hurts" garnering Grammy nods as well.



Michael Stipe has since reflected that the album concerns topics of "mortality and dying," but he further notes, "Mortality is a theme that writers have chosen to work with throughout time. It speaks of the fragility and beauty of life and living life to the fullest in the present moment. It happens all too quickly and we all know that." Mike Mills asserts, "I think it's our most cohesive record...It's the strongest from first to last."


Following the success of their multiplatinum Out of Time in 1991, the band's reputation was skyrocketing with critics and fans alike. However, R.E.M.'s decision not to tour behind it, and with no plan to tour its successor, the band chose to push further into unexplored sonic territory. The recording was thus characterized by experimentation and playfulness in the studio resulting in a largely acoustic sound full of eerie and ambiguous commentary on the nature of mainstream fame they'd recently found. To this day, songs like "Everybody Hurts," "Drive," "Nightswimming" and "Man on the Moon," as well as lesser known but sublime songs like "Try Not To Breathe" and "Monty Got a Raw Deal," still resonate throughout the collective music and pop culture.

Formed in 1980, the legendary group went on to win multiple Grammys and produce 15 studio albums, plus many others including greatest hits and live documents. Noted for both their profound contributions to the alternative rock genre and their status as one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time, the band's three-decade long career remains a legacy of music that defined an era and a model for musicians paving their own career path. R.E.M. (comprised of Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe) was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 before disbanding amicably in 2011.

AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE –


25TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION TRACK LIST (DISCS 1, 2, 3 & 4)


25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION TRACK LIST (DISCS 1 & 2)

Disc 1 – Automatic For The People
1.     Drive
2.     Try Not to Breathe
3.     The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
4.     Everybody Hurts
5.     New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
6.     Sweetness Follows
7.     Monty Got A Raw Deal
8.     Ignoreland
9.     Star Me Kitten
10.   Man on the Moon
11.   Nightswimming
12.   Find the River

 
Disc 2 – Live At The 40 Watt Club  
1.     Drive
2.     Monty Got A Raw Deal
3.     Everybody Hurts
4.     Man On The Moon
5.     Losing My Religion
6.     Country Feedback
7.     Begin The Begin
8.     Fall On Me 
9.     Me In Honey 
10.   Finest Worksong 
11.   Love Is All Around
12.   Funtime 
13.   Radio Free Europe

Disc 3 – Automatic For The People Demos  

1.     Drive (demo)
2.     Wake Her Up (demo)
3.     Mike's Pop Song (demo)
4.     C to D Slide 13 (demo)
5.     Cello Scud (demo)
6.     10K Minimal (demo)
7.     Peter's New Song (demo)
8.     Eastern 983111 (demo)
9.     Bill's Acoustic (demo)
10.   Arabic Feedback (demo)
11.   Howler Monkey (demo)
12.   Pakiderm (demo)
13.   Afterthought (demo)
14.   Bazouki Song (demo)
15.   Photograph (demo)
16.   Michael's Organ (demo)
17.   Pete's Acoustic Idea (demo)
18.   6-8 Passion & Voc (demo)
19.   Hey Love [Mike voc] (demo)
20.   Devil Rides Backwards (demo)

Disc 4 – Automatic For The People Blu-Ray
1.     Automatic For The People (+ bonus track: Photograph) mixed in Dolby Atmos
2.     Automatic For The People (+ bonus track: Photograph) Hi-Resolution Audio
3.     Drive  (music video)
4.     The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite (music video)
5.     Everybody Hurts (music video)
6.     Man On The Moon (music video)
7.     Nightswimming (music video: British version)
8.     Find The River (music video)
9.     Nightswimming (music video: R version)
10.   Automatic Press Kit

 Marilyn Manson Back With New Single 'We Know Where You Fucking Live'.

Marilyn Manson.Wednesday 14th September 2017
Marilyn Manson confirms October 6 release for Heaven Upside Down. New single “WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE” trolls the dark frenetic territory that made Manson a God-like figure to so many. The ten tracks on Heaven Upside Down were recorded in Los Angeles and create a cinematic sonic palate that harkens back to the ferocity of seminal Manson albums Portrait of an American Family and Holy Wood. On the new album, he reunites with producer and film composer Tyler Bates following an epic collaboration on Manson’s critically acclaimed 2015 release The Pale Emperor.

Themes of violence, sex, politics and romance slice through Heaven Upside Down. Manson asks his fans to brutally pledge their devotion on “KILL4ME” and delves into new genres with a trap beat on the track “SAY10” as he proclaims “I’m a legend, I’m not a fable.”

Manson's sensationalist music and art that rejects conservative values created an icon who has infiltrated fashion, television, film and music, and whose fingerprints coat modern culture. 20 years into his career, Manson is still a lightning rod of controversy and the pageantry and debauchery of his life are perfectly intact.

HEAVEN UPSIDE DOWN TRACKLIST:
1. Revelation #12
2. Tattooed In Reverse
3. WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE
4. SAY10
5. KILL4ME
6. Saturnalia
7. JE$U$ CRI$I$
8. Blood Honey
9. Heaven Upside Down
10. Threats of Romance

MARILYN MANSON 2017 TOUR DATES:
DEC 04 - MANCHESTER, UK @ O2 APOLLO
DEC 05 - GLASGOW, UK @ O2 ACADEMY
DEC 06 - WOLVERHAMPTON, UK @ CIVIC HALL
DEC 08 - NEWPORT, UK @ NEWPORT CENTRE
DEC 09 - LONDON, UK @ SSE WEMBLEY ARENA

 Nothing More To Release New Album On Friday.

Nothing More.Thursday 14th September 2017
Visionary Texan quartet NOTHING MORE release their eagerly awaited album The Stories We Tell Ourselves this Friday, September 15th via Better Noise Records.

The follow up to the band's self-titled 2014 breakout LP, The Stories We Tell Ourselves sees frontman Jonny Hawkins once again bearing the soul of Nothing More as his bandmates Mark Vollelunga (guitar), Daniel Oliver (bass) and Ben Anderson (drums) craft a sonic palette comprised of elements ranging from progressive rock to pop.
 
They are also delighted to be returning to the UK for a short headline run in December. These will be their first dates since they gained an army of fans touring with The Pretty Reckless and Halestorm along with an appearance at the Reading & Leeds Festivals. Famous for their onstage props, this tour sees the Scorpion Tail emerging.  A 400 lb 14-foot-tall instrument made from scrap metal, automotive and motorcycle parts. The Scorpion Tail was hand-crafted by Nothing More bassist Daniel Oliver, a self-taught welder and metal artist

Lyrically the album was further influenced by everything from the writings of Carl Jung and C.S. Lewis to the potent psychedelic DMT, all of which helped open singer Jonny Hawkins' mind to new ways of understanding himself and the world around him. The band has recently revealed their latest track "Who We Are" listen here: HERE

The full European dates for "The Stories We Tell Ourselves Global Tour 2017 are:

NOVEMBER
Wed, 22 Denmark, Copenhagen, Pumphuset
Thu, 23 Sweden, Stockholm, Debaser Strand
Fri, 24 Norway, Oslo, John Dee
Sun, 26 Germany, Berlin, Musik & Frieden
Mon, 27 Poland, Warsaw, Hydrozagadka - Klub
Tue, 28 Czech Republic, Prague, Futurum
Thu, 30 Austria, Vienna, Chelsea
DECEMBER
Fri, 1 Italy, Milan, Legend Club
Sat, 2 Switzerland, Zurich, Dynamo
Mon, 4 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg
Tue, 5 France, Paris, Les Etoiles
Wed, 6 UK, London, Dingwalls
Fri, 8 UK, Birmingham, O2 Institute 3
Sat, 9 UK, Glasgow, The Cathouse
Sun, 10 UK, Manchester, Sound Control
Tue, 12 Belgium, Antwerp, Kvaka
Wed, 13 Germany, Cologne, Underground
Thu, 14 Germany, Hamburg, Headcrash

 Veil Of Maya announce New Album.

Veil Of maya.Wednesday 13th September 2017
Illinois' finest VEIL OF MAYA are returning with their long awaited album "False Idol". 

Due to be released via Sumerian Records, the new album is a marked sonic evolution - it's more hypnotic, heavier, and hits harder than ever before. "False Idol" also encodes a curious narrative underneath a maelstrom of polyrhythmic guitars, sweeping vocals, and shuddering beats.

"The whole album is told from a first-person perspective", explains vocalist Lukas Magyar. "You're following this character, who's not the nicest person, and he rises to power. You'll have to listen to find out what happens - it's a very dark storyline."

"It felt more like we were making a movie or a TV series," guitarist Marc Okubo adds. "Lukas actually had a storyboard idea that we talked about before even starting. It's almost like we were providing the soundtrack in Veil of Maya's template."

The seeds for this widescreen ambition can be traced back to 2015's "Matriarch", which bowed at #2 on the Billboard US Hard Rock Chart and spawned the band's biggest hit to date in the form of 'Mikasa' - the video racked up over 5.2 million YouTube views and 5.1 million Spotify streams. The album also earned critical acclaim from Billboard, Alternative Press, New Noise Magazine and more.

The release of "Matriarch" saw VEIL OF MAYA hit the road with the likes of Animals As Leaders, Upon A Burning Body, Volumes, Chelsea Grin, Oceans Ate Alaska and other heavy hitters, as well as performing on the Vans Warped Tour. Then, in late 2016, the band headed to Los Angeles to record what would become "False Idol". Marc Okubo worked with producer Max Schad in one studio, while Lukas Magyar teamed up with vocal producer Brandon Paddock in another. 

"Working in two studios at the same time was a new approach for us," says Marc. "In the past, we completed all of the instrumentals for Lukas to then marinate on. Everything was done by the time he joined the band, but this is the first time we got to write with his voice in mind. And another change was that he was writing on the spot - it brought a different energy and ended up being really cool. Working with Max [Schad] made a big difference too."

The end product is a darker and heavier vibe, with first single 'Overthrow' effortlessly moving from a crushing tidal wave of riffs into a soaring, striking clean refrain. It taps into the expansive energy of signature fan favourites, whilst elevating the group to a new level. In "False Idol", VEIL OF MAYA have an album that crushes pulverising power with an unforgettable narrative in the landscape of their most definitive work to date.

"We wanted to create something fresh," Lukas explains. "We didn't recycle the same old thing. It's a new beginning."

"I hope the record is one that people will want to go back to and study again," agrees Marc. "It's worth more than one listen."

To prepare for "False Idol", check out the brand new video for single "Overthrow": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLu-E42-RmA

You can pre-order "False Idol" here:
www.sumerianstore.com
www.sumerianmerch.com

 Knuckle Puck Release Video For 'Double Helix'.

Knuckle Puck.Wednesday 13th September 2017
Chicago pop punkers Knuckle Puck have released a new video for 'Double Helix' taken from their highly anticipated new album Shapeshifter. Shapeshifter will be released on the 13th October via Rise Records and is available for pre-order now.

You can watch new video Double Helix here
Knuckle Puck will also be touring the UK this December. You can see the band at the following dates with support from Tiny Moving Parts, Have Mercy & Movements:
7th December Rescue Rooms Nottingham
8th December Key Club Leeds
9th December SWG3 Glasgow
10th December Riverside Newcastle
12th December Club Academy Manchester
13th December Fleece Bristol
14th December 1865 Southampton
15th December Electric Ballroom London

On Sale Now

In early 2017, Knuckle Puck entered the studio to record the follow-up to Copacetic—their 2015 breakthrough that debuted in the Top 10 of five different Billboard chartsearned a nomination for Album of the Year at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and launched them from the Chicago suburbs to a place among the most beloved acts of the modern pop-punk genre.

But midway through the process, the band (vocalist Joe Taylor, guitarists Nick Casasanto and Kevin Maida, bassist Ryan Rumchaks and drummer John Siorek) realized they were on the wrong path. They weren't only making the wrong album for Knuckle Puck—they were making the wrong album for themselves. They knew they had no choice but to start from scratch. 
"Having such a struggle and being so disconnected in the recording process felt wrong," Casasanto explains. "It felt so wrong, and we were all afraid to talk about it. There was some denial when we realized what was unfolding."

Discouraged but undefeated, the band changed producers, eventually landing back with Copacetic producer Seth Henderson, and began rebuilding the songs they'd written from the ground up. Knuckle Puck's first attempt would have produced a fine album, but their second created the right one.

The result is Shapeshifter, due October 13 on Rise Records. Despite its title, the album isn't a reinvention for the band; rather, it's the sound of Knuckle Puck taking their best qualities and honing them to make them even sharper. The songwriting became tighter and more deliberate, the lyrics more introspective and urgent—without losing an ounce of the sweat-soaked authenticity and passion that made Copacetic so captivating. Above all, it's an album that proves the band are unflinchingly unwilling to compromise when it comes to their art. That's a sentiment reinforced throughout Shapeshifter's main lyrical theme—the importance of identity—which was only magnified during their first studio session.

"When you reach early adulthood and start to see your life take shape, it's also important to shape your identity and break yourself free from anything that might be holding you down," Casasanto says. "That was a glaring parallel between what was going on with the record and what we were writing about at the time. Although it was tumultuous, I truly think we wouldn't have written the same record without going through what we did."

Throughout their struggle, Knuckle Puck grew stronger and more confident in themselves, something the band ultimately want listeners to take from Shapeshifter.
"I hope the album instills a little bit of hope in people," Casasanto says. "You look at politics and how fast the world is now, everything the internet is bringing to the world. It's difficult to form an identity when there's so much in your face. I hope people realize they should consume the things that really speak to them. Through that, I feel like it's the most satisfying way to be who you want to be."

Shapeshifter Track Listing:
01) Nervous Passenger
02) Twist
03) Double Helix
04) Gone
05) Everyone Lies to Me
06) Stuck in Our Ways
07) Want Me Around
08) Conduit
09) Wait
10) Plastic Brains

Shapeshifter is currently available for pre-order through Rise Records.
PRE-ORDER HERE

 Story So Far Unleash Video For 'Out Of It'.

Story So Far.Wednesday 13th September 2017
Critically heralded Bay Area punk band The Story So Far have released new song 'Out Of It.' In effort to raise awareness and money for mental health research, the band and their label, Pure Noise Records, will be donating a portion of proceeds to The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

You can listen to 'Out Of It' here

Starting today, fans can purchase the new single, "Out Of It," on limited edition 7" vinyl at thestorysofar.merchnow.com. There will only be 500 copies available on the site and all proceeds from those sales will be donated to The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Another 1000 copies will be available on the band's upcoming tour.

"We want to help contribute to The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation because we want people to know that there is hope and that you don't have to go it alone.  From addiction to anxiety to eating disorders, or schizophrenia, we believe there is a way to help with these illnesses. We personally struggle with some of these illnesses everyday and we want to help each other out. Please reach out to a loved one, speak up and don't be afraid to be honest about what's happening. To learn more..." - Will Levy (guitar)

About The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation - https://www.bbrfoundation.org/

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. 100% of all donor contributions for research are invested in our grants to scientists leading to discoveries in understanding causes and improving treatments of disorders in children and adults, such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and anxiety disorders like obsessive-compulsive and post-traumatic stress disorders. Since 1987 the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded more than $365 million in over 5000 NARSAD grants to more than 4,000 scientists around the world.

Following their performance this Friday at Riot Fest in Chicago, The Story So Far has announced a winter tour happening in November/December with support from Turnstile and Drug Church. The band is currently working on their next studio album that's expected out in 2018.

 John Carpenter Release Video For 'Christine'.

John Carpenter.Wednesday 13th September 2017
Last month John Carpenter announced 'Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998'; a collection of his classic movie themes, set for release on October 20th via Sacred Bones. Today, he has shared a second glimpse from the release; along with a new video he has created to accompany "Christine".

Carpenter describes the track as: "Electronica for a killer car". He continues: "Most of the sound track for Christine was 1950s rock 'n roll (with a main title appearance of George Thorogood and the Destroyers' "Bad to the Bone"). I filled in where necessary."

The new John Carpenter-directed clip to accompany the track succinctly re-imagines his classic 1983 film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.

Watch the video for "Christine" here: https://youtu.be/SH2f4A4SVNk
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John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes to films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images, and their timelessness was evident as Carpenter performed them live in a string of internationally sold-out concert dates in 2016. 

'Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998' collects 13 classic themes from Carpenter's illustrious career together on one volume for the first time. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit 'Lost Themes' studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.

'Anthology...' is a near-comprehensive survey of John Carpenter's greatest themes, from his very first movie, the no-budget sci-fi film Dark Star, to 1998's supernatural Western,Vampires. Those sit alongside the driving, Led Zeppelin-influenced Assault on Precinct 13 theme, Halloween's iconic 5/4 piano riff, and the eerie synth work of The Fog. Carpenter and his band also cover Ennio Morricone's bleak, minimalist theme for The Thing. ("I asked Morricone to please compose something with a very few notes," Carpenter says. "And brilliantly, he did.")

We also get vital new recordings of the themes to '80s classics and fan favorites Big Trouble in Little China, Escape From New York, Christineand They Live, along with the romantic Starman, which earned Jeff Bridges his first Oscar nomination as a lead actor. The collection is rounded out by the menacing, heavy themes to Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness, the latter a Metallica-inspired riff originally played for the film by Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, and now played by his son Daniel.

In the weeks following 'Anthology's October 20 release, Carpenter will return to the road, playing both classic movie themes and material from his two 'Lost Themes' albums. The performances will once again affirm the power of the Horror Master's brilliant work as a composer and musician, and undoubtedly send audiences rushing home to their DVD libraries to dive yet again into the most rewarding filmography in genre cinema.

In addition to CD, black LP and digital version, 'Anthology...' will be available on the following limited edition colour vinyl formats:
- DELUXE LP w/ 7" - "CHRISTINE RED" - 3000 units (exclusively available in stores outside of the US)
- DELUXE LP w/ 7" -  "THE FOG OVER ANTONIO BAY" - 2000 units (exclusively available in US stores)
- COLOUR LP - "ANTI-GOD GREEN" - 500 units (exclusively available through Sacred Bones mail-order) **SOLD OUT**
- DELUXE LP w/ 7" - "HALLOWEEN ORANGE" - 500 units (exclusively available via Sacred Bones mail-order) **SOLD OUT**
- DELUXE LP w/ 7" - "DARK STAR DEEP SPACE" - 500 units (exclusively available on tour)

'Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998' track list:
1. In the Mouth of Madness (stream)
2. Assault on Precinct 13
3. The Fog
4. Prince of Darkness
5. Santiago (Vampires)
6. Escape From New York
7. Halloween
8. Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)
9. They Live
10. The Thing
11. Starman
12. Dark Star
13. Christine (official video)

John Carpenter North American live dates:
Oct 29: Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Casino
Oct 31: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Nov 2: Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
Nov 4: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Nov 5: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Nov 7: Maplewood, MN @ Myth Live
Nov 9: Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Nov 10: Detroit, MI @ El Club
Nov 12: Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
Nov 13: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Nov 15: Boston, MA @ Royale
Nov 16: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Nov 18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Nov 19: Syracuse, NY @ The Palace Theatre

 The Stranglers Announce March 2018 UK Tour.

The Stranglers.Tuesday 12th September 2017
The Stranglers will be hitting the road again in March 2018, this time with The Definitive Tour.

With the vast catalogue of material that the Stranglers have in their recorded arsenal, it is never easy to decide exactly which songs to bring together on record or perform live on tour but, in March 2018, the band will present their "Definitive" collection. The Definitive Tour is set to coincide with the planned re-release of their first seven albums (six studio and one live) originally issued on the UA and EMI/Liberty labels.

As always, audiences can expect to be swept up high on the wave of the Stranglers' powerful sound during what is always an exhilarating live experience; pounding rhythms, soaring melodies, quirky humour and thrillingly daring musicianship will come together again this March.

One of the UK's most exciting, credible and influential British groups, the Stranglers are riding high on the crest of a resurgent wave of popularity. They continue to thrive on the live circuit and their existing large and loyal fan base has swelled in recent years as new converts join the ranks. With record-breaking, sell-out shows and festival appearances throughout the UK and the rest of the world, public demand to hear and see the group has never been so high; true testament to their considerable musical talent and the enduring quality of their songs.

For the 2018 UK tour, the Stranglers are also pleased to announce that Therapy? will be their special guests. One of the most uncompromising, creative and individualistic bands of their generation, Therapy? made a spectacular breakthrough in 1994 with their multi hit-spawning album, Troublegum, which clocked up a cool million sales worldwide.The group are expecting to release their 15th album in early 2018 and have spent much of the past year performing a series of critically-acclaimed acoustic dates.

06  LIVERPOOL  O2 Academy 
08  GLASGOW  O2 Academy 
09  INVERNESS  Ironworks 
10  KILMARNOCK  Grand Hall 
12  NOTTINGHAM  Rock City 
13  PORTSMOUTH  Guildhall 
15  BRISTOL  O2 Academy  
16  CARDIFF  Tramshed
17  BIRMINGHAM  O2 Academy  
19  NORWICH  The Nick Rayns LCR 
20  SOUTHEND  Cliffs Pavilion
22  LEEDS  O2 Academy
23  LINCOLN  Engine Shed
24  LONDON  O2 Brixton Academy
26  GUILDFORD  G Live
27  READING  Hexagon
29  NEWCASTLE  O2 Academy
30  CAMBRIDGE  Corn Exchange
31  MANCHESTER  O2 Apollo 

 Seaway Release New Video.

Seaway.Tuesday 12th September 2017
SEAWAY have released new video "Lula On The Beach," which features a rotating cast of four-legged friends.

In light of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the band has pledged to donate $1 per video share (up to $1000) to the ASPCA to support relief efforts in Texas and Florida. "Lula On The Beach" is the latest from Seaway's forthcoming album, Vacation, due out September 15th, 2017 via Pure Noise Records.

You can watch new video for 'Luna On The Beach' here
I would say that collectively, Lula is probably our favourite song off the record," shares Andrew Eichinger. "It's definitely the most different sounding song we've ever done and the furthest we've stepped out of the space we've been operating in over the last couple of years. At the same time, it somehow encapsulates the entire Seaway vibe and what we're all about as a band."
He continues: "The video was really fun for us because on the surface, 'Lula' just sounds like it's another song about a girl, but as the video reveals, it's really a song about bringing your dog to the beach ... Miguel, Dave, and everyone else at YEAH! Films were the obvious choice for us on this one. We've been talking about making a beach video with them since high school, and it's gratifying to see the result of working with friends who are all on the same page creatively."

As the band's follow up to 2015's Colour Blind, Vacation marks a progression in sound while still giving listeners the high energy and well-crafted hooks they have come to expect.  Fans can pre-order the album and stream first single "Apartment" now at www.seawayband.com.

Formed in 2011, SEAWAY is Ryan Locke (vocals), Patrick Carleton (guitar, vocals), Ken Taylor (drums), Adam Shoji (bass), and Andrew Eichinger (guitar). The band has become known for their highly infectious brand of pop punk – one that strikes the perfect balance between the two styles and recalls a time when the genre centred on having fun. 
SEAWAY released their debut album Hoser in 2013. The following year, the five Canucks signed to Pure Noise Records to release their follow up EP, All in My Head. Their sophomore full length Colour Blind was released in 2015 via Pure Noise Records following an entire summer on the Vans Warped Tour
The band will release their new album Vacation on September 15, 2017. 
 Vacation Tracklist:

1. Apartment
2. Neurotic
3. London
4. Lula On The Beach
5. Something Wonderful
6. Curse Me Out
7. Day Player
8. Misery In You
9. Scatter My Ashes Along The Coast, Or Don't (featuring Caleb Shomo of Beartooth)
10. Car Seat Magazine
11. 40 Over
12. When I Hang Up

 Stray From The Path Tour Dates.

Stray From The Path.Tuesday 12th September 2017
Life often resembles a game of chess. Players outside of our control make moves that affect our everyday existence. However, recognition remains the first step to revolution. Once you know the game, you can make a difference in the outcome. On their sixth full-length, 'Only Death Is Real'STRAY FROM THE PATH survey the playing field and provide a book of bloody battle notes etched in hardcore energy, metal fire, and hip-hop poetry.
Stray From The Path headline dates:

OCTOBER
05: LONDON Underworld
06: LEEDS Key Club
07: GLASGOW G2
08: MANCHESTER Rebellion
09: CARDIFF The Globe
10: BIRMINGHAM Mama Roux's
11: EINDHOVEN Dynamo
12: ANTWERP Kavka
13: STUTTGART Club Cann
14: NÜRMBERG Hirsch
15: BUDAPEST Dürer Kert
16: WIEN Arena
17: MÜNCHEN Feierwerk
19: LEIPZIG Conne Island
20: PRAGUE Rock Cafe
21: BERLIN Cassiopeia
22: HAMBURG Logo
23: STOCKHOLM Spinnrocken
25: HELSINKI Nosturf
27: GOTHENBURG Fängelset
28: HANNOVER Bei Chez Heinz
29: KÖLN Underground
30: AARAU Kiff
31: PARIS La Maroquinerie

NOVEMBER
01: LYON Ninkasi Kao
02: BARCELONA Razz3
03: MADRID Nazca
04: OVIEDO Wolfest
05: LISBON RCA Club

 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Announce New Album 'Wrong Creatures'.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.Tuesday 12th September 2017
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are currently putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming eighth studio album, the follow-up to 2013's 'Specter At The Feast', entitled  "Wrong Creatures" which will be released on January 12th 2018. 

BRMC - Peter Hayes (vocal, guitar, harmonica), Robert Levon Been (vocal, bass, guitar) and Leah Shapiro (drums) started to formulate the album in the summer of 2015. Shapiro was six months clear of  life-saving brain surgery for Chiari Malformation, a rare disorder the restricts the flow of spinal fluid between the brain & spine . The trio had come off a tour and began sketching out new songs in their private lockout space appropriately nicknamed 'The Bunker' in North Hollywood.  "It's a crazy making machine, it can chew you up good, I mean we literally toured 'till the wheels came off and Leah's brain literally started leaking out of her head" says Been. "I know I've battled on and off with mental depression, and Pete's head never came with any proper instructions."

Nick Launay, famed for his work with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire and most significantly here Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, came in to produce the album, and became a fundamental part of the BRMC machine, providing the band with a sounding board. "I find myself writing about death a lot," says Hayes. "I find myself having a discussion with death, which sounds dark. For me, it's dark humor."
Adds Been "We are truly an island – come hell or high water, so it's usually best to dress accordingly. Though I'm not sure what the proper attire is when drowning in fire. But leather usually goes with everything."

 The band also released their first track "Little Thing Gone Wild" today, which will be an instant grat track with the album pre-order. It's a dirty, sexy, rollicking ride of big licks and heavy bass – and the first taste of the album. It's also the inspiration for the LP's title, drawing on a lyrical passage. "Lord you hear me loud into my soul speaker, why won't you let me out, you've got the wrong creature'.  Preorder link for the album is HERE
 
The band recently revealed that they were returning to European shores with a comprehensive live itinerary.  Dates are listed below.
 
October
23rd  Dublin  Academy, Ireland (SOLD OUT)
24th  Belfast  Limelight, UK
26th  Glasgow Barrowland, UK (SOLD OUT)
27th  Manchester  Academy, UK
28th  Birmingham  O2 Academy, UK
30th  Leeds  O2 Academy, UK
31st  Brighton  Dome, UK
 
November
2nd  Bristol O2 Academy, UK
3rd  Nottingham  Rock City, UK
4th  London O2 Academy Brixton, UK
6th  Copenhagen  Vega, Denmark (SOLD OUT)
7th  Odense  Posten, Denmark
8th  Aarhus Train, Denmark
10th  Lille  Le Splendid, France
11th  Nancy  L'Autre Canal, France
12th  Strasbourg  La Laiterie,  France
14th  Grenoble  La Belle Electrique, France
15th  Nimes  Paloma, France
16th  Toulouse  Le Bikini, France
18th  La Rochelle  La Sirene, France
20th  Amsterdam  Paradiso, Netherlands
21st  Antwerp  De Roma, Belgium
22nd  Paris  Elysee Montmartre, France (SOLD OUT)
25th  Hamburg  Grosse Freiheit, Germany
26th  Berlin  Columbiahalle, Germany
27th  Cologne  Live Music Hall, Germany
28th  Munich  Tonhalle, Germany
30th  Milan  Fabrique, Italy

December
1st  Lausanne  Les Docks, Switzerland
2nd  Zurich  Samsung Hall, Switzerland
3rd  Vienna  Arena, Austria

 The haxans Release New Video.l

The Haxans.Tuesday 12th September 2017
THE HAXANS (Ash Costello & Matt Montgomery) have premiered their new music video for the song "Black Cat Bone". The track is featured on the group's debut album, Party Monsters, which comes out on October 13th (Friday the 13th!).

The brand-new "Black Cat Bone" music video can be seen here: http://vevo.ly/YseKyL

Speaking about the new song and corresponding music video, Ash Costello (vocals) states: "I love every Haxans song but 'Black Cat Bone' holds a special place in my heart. It's the perfect marriage between classic rock and dance rhythms. The icing on the cake are Matt's deep vocals! It's a Halloween party must that will keep you shakin' a feather year round. It's also one of the very first songs we did together for The Haxans, it embodies a little bit of each slice that makes up the entire Haxans pie!"

Adding his thoughts on the band's newest song, Matt Montgomery comments: "'Black Cat Bone' was one of our earliest songs. It kinda set the tone for our record, and really helped get the party started. But now every party has a potential party crasher, and this one in our video just wouldn't quit! I think everyone probably has one of those in their life somewhere. At one point they were invited, but somewhere along the way they crossed some lines.”

“Party Monsters” can be pre-ordered here: http://smarturl.it/TheHaxansPM

 Butcher Babies Announce New Album.

Butcher Babies.Tuesday 12th September 2017
Hollywood-based metal outfit BUTCHER BABIES are set to release their third studio album "Lilith" on 10th November via Century Media Records.

The band is thrilled to announce that pre-orders for the new album are available now in both physical and digital formats. Speaking about the unique pre-order packages for "Lilith", vocalist Carla Harvey says:

"In anticipation of "Lilith", we wanted to offer unique pre-sale bundles that are special to us. Not only do we have the album, limited edition vinyl, and t-shirts up for grabs, but we are also offering limited edition items curated by myself and Heidi. One such item is a gorgeous lyric book for "Lilith", featuring never before seen illustrations by me and graphics by Heidi.  Another item is our signature "Lilith" pendant, a darling necklace handcrafted by us for our Butcher Army."

Fans that pre-order "Lilith" will also receive the album's title track as an instant download. Speaking about the first offering from their new album, vocalist Heidi Shepherd states: 

"After a year of writing and recording, we are thrilled with the growth and maturity of this album. Leading with our title track 'Lilith', the artistic development within the band shines. We worked with producer Steve Evetts to bring you the rawest form of Butcher Babies. No auto-tune, 100% real drums, real guitars, real bass, and an all out Butcher Babies assault on your senses. As we know in this industry, these standards are quickly replaced by machines and can eliminate what makes a band an actual band. We are so proud of the hard work and dedication that each member of our team put in to create this masterpiece."

You can find all the details on the pre-order site: www.ButcherBabiesOfficial.com

You can pre-order "Lilith" here: http://smarturl.it/BBLilith
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05.12. Sweden Umea - Idun Teatern
06.12. Sweden Stockholm - Annexet
07.12. Sweden Gothenburg – Liseberghallen

 Rival Sons To Support The Rolling Stones.

Rival Sons.Tuesday 12th September 2017
Following their two year stint as main support on the Black Sabbath 'The End' tour, along with a host of European summer festivals, RIVAL SONS headed back to their respective homes in the USA.  Just when they thought their touring in support of their latest album 'Hollow Bones' was over they were offered two shows with The Rolling Stones in Europe.

Of course, plans were changed, gear was rescued from the lock up and the band are heading out to Europe again adding in a few headline dates along the way.

New tour dates:
Oct 3rd  Telia Parken, København Ø, Denmark *
Oct 4th  Sentrum Scene, Oslo Norway
Oct 5th   Pustervik, Gotenborg, Sweden
Oct 7th   Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Oct 8th   Doomroosje, Niimegen, Netherlands
Oct 9th   Espirit Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany *
 
*with The Rolling Stones

Check out the track "Thundering Voices" here:  https://youtu.be/nRa7H3QNQIo

New photo HERE

RIVAL SONS' new album, 'Hollow Bones', is available now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl at http://www.earache.com/hollowbones or on iTunes at http://bit.ly/hollowbones-itunes

 Marillion Announce 2018 UK Tour.

Marillion.Tuesday 12th September 2017
Prog rock giants MARILLION announce 7 new UK dates in April 2018 on the back of their October show at The Royal Albert Hall, which sold out within four minutes of going on sale, and The London Palladium in November, which also sold out in record time. 

MARILLION’S music is more than prog, it’s musically-experimental and yet-emotional. Within the genre it has a uniquely soul-baring aspect which sets the band apart and has elicited an almost religiously zealous following.  After nearly 40 years, the band has evolved into a vibrant and international musical force, flourishing seemingly outside of fashion and mainstream media exposure. Since their formation, they have had 19 Top 30 singles, four of which made the Top 10.  

Their most recent album, F E A R (Fuck Everyone and Run)peaked at No. 4 in the UK album charts and No. 1 in the rock chart last year and was given a 5-star review by The Guardian.

>Steve Hogarth says: "I have been part of this band now for 27 years and it barely feels like 10. I think we’re as inspired as we ever were, and we’re still enjoying creating together. Luckily our music has remained free to evolve and change without the constraints of a corporate music business which otherwise might have killed us. 

By reinventing the business-model we have maintained a one-to-one relationship with our fans, and that feeling is never more apparent than at the live shows. It’s always a pleasure to share a room with “the family" and exchange the passion on stage with the passion off stage. 
We’re playing a few places we haven’t visited for a while. Long overdue. 'Really looking forward to this little outing."

MARILLION are not just musically innovative... they are widely acknowledged to be the first band to use the-now-commonplace crowdfunding scheme. Pledge Music and Oxford University have acknowledged that the band invented the business model. In the late 90s, fans sponsored an entire US tour.  Their first crowd-funded album was Anoraknophobia, released in 2001.

Winners of a staggering EIGHT Categories in 2016 Prog Mag Awards (see Notes to Editors), MARILLION elicit remarkable devotion from their international fan base.  To those who already love MARILLION, the band is something special. To the uninitiated, it’s a love affair waiting to happen.


2018 Tour Dates as follows:-

Date City Venue
Wed 11th April Gateshead The Sage
Fri 13th April Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sat 14th April Birmingham Symphony Hall
Mon 16th April Brighton Dome
Tue 17th April  Bristol Colston Hall
Thu 19th April Reading Hexagon
Fri 20th April Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Tickets go on sale FRIDAY, 15th SEPTEMBER at 10.00am – from myticket.co.uk, seetickets.com & venue box offices.

On October 13th, MARILLION release an EP on earMusic featuring a live version of their epic “Living In F E A R” “Living In F E A R” comes in a limited CD Digipak as well as in a limited and numbered 12” Vinyl Edition, which includes three additional unreleased live songs.

 Avenged Sevenfold Expand 'The Stage' Further.

Avenged Senvenfold.Tuesdsay 12th September 2017
AVENGED SEVENFOLD continue their expansion of new album THE STAGE with today's release: a cover of the 1966 Rolling Stones' hit, "As Tears Go By" – click HERE to listen.

"We really got into some of the deeper Rolling Stones tracks during the writing process for 'Hail To The King,'" says Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M. Shadows. "This song always stood out because of the melody and fragile state of Mick Jagger's vocal and the interesting string section in the bridge. We took a more uptempo rock & roll approach and added the sitar as a little nod to the experimentation of the 60s."
Over the course of the past several weeks, Avenged Sevenfold have been steadily adding new tracks to THE STAGE and transforming the album into an evolving body of work. They began with Mexican folk song "Malagueña Salerosa" and followed with a reimagining of Mr. Bungle's "Retrovertigo," original track "Dose," a cover of Del Shannon's 1961 No. 1 hit, "Runaway" (featuring a guest appearance by Vandals' guitarist Warren Fitzgerald and lead vocals by Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Zacky Vengeance) and the band's version of The Beach Boys' 1966 hit, " God Only Knows."

THE STAGE is the band's 7th studio album and first for Capitol Records. The album hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock, Hard Rock and Alternative Albums charts, No. 4 on the Top 200 and debuted Top 5 on iTunes in over 35 countries.  Its title track hit Top 5 at rock radio and its companion video has amassed over 19.5 million YouTube views to date.
Avenged Sevenfold (vocalist M. Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Brooks Wackerman) just wrapped a stadium summer run with Metallica as well as on their own series of special headline shows. Next up is their headlining slot at the Houston Open Air festival on September 15th.

 The Used Announce Brand New Album.

The Used.Tuesday 12th September 2017
The Used have announced they will be releasing their seventh studio album titled, "The Canyon" due out October 27th on Hopeless Records. Produced by Ross Robinson (The Cure, At The Drive In), the 17-track album is the most raw, unadulterated and personal piece of art the band has ever released.  Check out the brand new track "Over and Over Again" HERE

"The Canyon" will take fans on a lyrical journey through the intimate psyche of Bert McCracken.  The intricate musical composition displayed presented itself to the band in a way it never has before.

"I've learned as an artist that a great idea is such a gift.  If I don't stop whatever it is I'm doing, even if while driving, if I don't pull over at that moment, then maybe I didn't deserve the idea to begin with. I learned to respect and worship the ideas in that way, that they are and will always be something sacred. Stopping in that moment was a brand new approach for us during this process" says McCracken.

Every musical note and vocal heard on the record was recorded entirely on tape without a click track at the legendary Valentine Studio with some songs featuring string arrangements and a choir. The process was unique and unlike anything the band has done before. They would hit record and play it as if they were on stage, without a backing track. Songs weren't played and recorded repeatedly until the magic was gone. What you are hearing is what really took place within the recording process. Every nuance was captured and with every listen you experience something new.

Over the last 15 years, The Used have released a collection of albums that have shaped the space of the alternative rock scene. High energy live shows, gut wrenching relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock creating the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally.  The band put everything into writing and recording The Canyon and from start to finish, you are submerged into an inescapable visceral universe and McCracken leaves us with,"That's what this record is–it's a moment of silence for what's real."​

To pre-order, visit smarturl.it/theusedmerch

The Canyon Tracklisting
1. For You
2. Cold War Telescreen
3. Broken Windows
4. Rise Up Lights
5. Vertigo Cave
6. Pretty Picture
7. Funeral Post
8. Upper Falls
9. The Divine Absence (This Is Water)
10. Selfies In Aleppo
11. Moving The Mountain (Odysseus Surrenders)
12. Over and Over Again
13. The Quiet War
14. Moon-Dream
15. The Nexus
16. About You (No Songs Left to Sing)
17. The Mouth Of The Canyon

The Used will be hitting the road this Autumn with support from Glassjaw. This month-long tour will kick off in San Francisco on October 27th and wrap up on November 29th in Seattle. If you purchase a ticket to The Used's upcoming tour with Glassjaw, you will also receive a digital download of the new album, The Canyon, upon release date. For more info and to purchase tickets and VIP packages, visit theused.net.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
10/27 San Francisco, CA  The Masonic   
10/28 Los Angeles, CA  Palladium
10/30 Denver, CO   Fillmore Auditorium  
10/31 Kansas City, MO  Uptown Theatre   
11/2 Milwaukee, WI  Eagles Ballroom   
11/3 Chicago, IL   Aragon Ballroom   
11/5 Grand Rapids, MI  20 Monroe Live   
11/7 Boston, MA   House of Blues
11/8 New York, NY  Terminal 5   
11/10 Philadelphia, PA  The Fillmore   
11/12 Sayreville, NJ  Starland Ballroom  
11/14 Silver Spring, MD  The Fillmore   
11/15 Nashville, TN  War Memorial Auditorium   
11/17 San Antonio, TX  The Vibes Event Center    
11/18 Houston, TX   Revention Music Center
11/19 Dallas, TX   Southside Ballroom   
11/21 Phoenix, AZ   The Van Buren   
11/24 Las Vegas, NV  House of Blues  
11/25 Salt Lake City, UT  The Complex   
11/28 Portland, OR  Roseland Theatre   
11/29 Seattle, WA   Showbox SoDo