Millencolin Release Video For 'Sour Days'.

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

Watch it HERE.

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

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

 Primal Scream To Release New Music.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 The Hollywood Vampires Announce New Album Titled 'Rise'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Ricky Warwick Signs Solo Deal With Nuclear Blast Records.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Age Of Unreason Track Listing:

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

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

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

European Tour Dates

* Punk in Drublic shows

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

More dates to be announced!

 Alexisonfire Release New Music Video.

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

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

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

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

Watch the video for “Familiar Drugs” HERE

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

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

A few words about each support act from George Pettit:

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

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

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

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

 The Lighthoude Family Back With New Music And UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Will Haven Announce UK And European Shows.

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

June

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

Tickets are on sale now.

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

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

 Bouncing Souls Release New EP.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Morrissey Teams Up With Billie Joe Armstrong Fro New Single.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Seaway Release New Single.

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

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

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

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

 The Vintage Caravan Announce Tour Dates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

More TVC dates:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Mark Ronson Back With New Studio Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Royal Republic Release New Single.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Dave Hause Releases New single 'Fireflies'.

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

Listen to 'Fireflies' here

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

Tickets on sale now

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

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

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

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

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

 Public Enemy Radio Announce Arena Shows.

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

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

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

Tickets available now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk

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

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

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

 August Burns Red Announce UK And European Tour.

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

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

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

Supports comes from Erra and Currents.

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

 Stone Broken Announce Live Shows.

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

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

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

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


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

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

*BSR + Stone Broken only

 Sunday At Reading Festival Sold Out

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

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

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

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

 Hacienda Classical To Play Westonbirt.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Kiefer Sutherland Announces New Album An UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Combichrist BackWith Ninth Studio Album.

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

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

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

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

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

 Rebellion Festival Announces Day Splits.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are you ready? 1224!

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

 The Xcerts Announce UK Tour Dates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

BUSTED SUPPORT DATES

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

HEADLINE DATES:HEADLINE DATES:

March Sunday 31st - Key Club, Leeds

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

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

 Feed The Rhino Announce Final Show.

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

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

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

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

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

 Black Star Riders Announce New Album And UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* BSR and Stone Broken Only § BSR Only as Guests

 The Damned Things Announce New album 'High Crimes'.

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

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

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

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

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